With every sports outlet covering the NFL coming out with their offseason outlooks on teams, it was time for Sports Illustrated to do theirs. They had been coming out with each team's breakdown one by one and recently completed all 32 teams. From the looks of it, it's one of the most comprehensive around.
Unlike some other online accounts of the Raiders offseason, SI.com does a pretty good job of capturing the transition the Raiders have gone through between this year and last. Here is some of what they had to say:
[Hue] Jackson's out as head coach now and ex-Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is in. As such, this figures to be a year of transition in Oakland, especially since the Raiders franchise is entering its first full season without the late Al Davis overseeing things since 1963.
Team Strengths: RB, G, DT, S
Team Weaknesses: WR, TE, CB
Outlook: We saw last year that the AFC West can be a bit of a fickle situation. Because of that, and because we're not quite sure how the Manning-led Broncos will look yet, Oakland should get its opportunities to contend.
They also lay out three areas to watch or rather questions facing the Raiders this coming season:
1. Will Carson Palmer take it up a notch?
2. How will the defense adjust to Dennis Allen's multi-scheme defense?
3. Can Mike Goodson fill Michael Bush's shoes?
To see SI.com's answers to these questions and the rest of their offseason breakdowns, Click Here.