The Steelers released nine year veteran RLB James Harrison the other day, so that they can clear some cap room space, due to the fact that the two could not agree on a contract. Now we might not be able to make this move due to cap room but if the stars align and some crazy thing goes down, i think this move could dramatically change the outlook on the Raiders LB core in a good way.
Everyone from other fans to analysts to even non-football fans could see, that one of the Raiders key problems was the LB core, sure we had explosive plays from Rookie LB Miles Burris and FA beast, the Predator, Phillip Wheeler. However it was our MLB where we suffered the most, thanks to RoLame-O McCrap, his attitude was not helpful this year and it showed on the field, proving that he was the weak link of the three, and now can be considered another Raider 1st round bust. When we brought in Gaither, he immediately helped shape our defense in a excellent way, only coming in as a FA, but i do not feel he is a long time solution, so now going back to Harrison. Harrison is a proven veteran who is feared through out the league, and his leadership rivals Ray Lewis's. He is smart on the field and a proven defensive leader, that we need seeing that most of our leaders this past season did not do anything, that's right i'm calling you out Seymour. (not really i was just using that to add meaning to my post don't kill me).
Harrison's Career has not been the same since his stellar 10-11 season, but that can change, he has the game changing ability we need on the field, to pick things up a notch. This years stats are not as well as both Burris's and Wheeler's stats but he still was consistent and that is what the raiders need right now: Consistency. More importantly, he brings to the field a fire that cannot be put out, an intensity that can spark the demon hidden in this defense, and can help bring back the fear that the raiders defense once known around the league.
But as i said this is just my speculation and theory, but i can see this move being a great benefit to the raiders.