It's been 13 years since Oakland won the west and just as many since the Silver and Black sniffed the post season. It is as if the Bucs show in super bowl 37 sent the raiders into the doldrums.
Now people are asking, "Is Oakland Ready to Win Again?"
Can the Oakland Raiders win with new coaching staff?
Starting with this new coaching staff, Jack Del Rio was named head coach of the Oakland organization, which was met with positive fanfare. Was it John Fox like everyone hoped? No, but was it the defensive mind that carried the Denver Broncos to Super Bowl 48? Absolutely. Rio now has veteran leadership stemming from Justin Tuck and Charles Woodson to help aid newer standouts like Khalil Mack, D.J. Hayden, and hopefully, Mario Edwards Jr. and Ben Heeney. So, on paper at least, the defensive side of the ball looks to be solid. It may not carry the team on its back singlehandedly, but it will be a key factor in some important football games.
Mack Will certainly be a big part of any success Oakland has this year.
Bring on the Khalil Mack highlights
Means, a former unit mate of Mack will be making the transition from defensive end to linebacker this season. The listed position on the Baltimore Ravens roster has been updates.
Most of the speculation about Oliver's role in San Diego this season has revolved around the other running backs. But a "mistake" by San Diego tight end Antonio Gates may put more of a role on running back sho can catch the ball.
Gates was busted for violating the NFL's PED policy and will have to sit out the first four weeks of the season.
San Diego Chargers Rumors: Antonio Gates Suspended for PED Violation, Ladarius Green Likely Starts For Philip Rivers : US : Sports World Report
The Chargers offense is expected to be strong and they have Keenan Allen, Stevie Johnson, Malcom Floyd, Melvin Gordon, Danny Woodhead and Branden Oliver for Philip Rivers. Gates has been a steady performer for the Chargers over the years and he has hooked up with Gates for a number of big touchdowns in that time and he will be tough to replace even for just four games.
247 Sports takes a look at the best and wors case scenarios for James Starks
Best & worst case scenarios: Green Bay Packers RB James Starks
Among the best No. 2 running backs in the NFL, the Packers offense doesn't skip a beat when Starks enters the game to replace Lacy and is able to get by in the event their starter gets hurt.
No new on Schum this week but here is some Shum punting practice.
An offinsive line preview that makes not of the philosophy being used to build Seattle's next line.
2015 Seahawks Preview: Offensive Line | Seattle Seahawks
In Sokoli and the rest of Seattle’s offensive line additions, it’s clear the Seahawks are focusing more and more on building an athletic offensive line. When Tom Cable showed a video to fans at the Seahawks Town Hall last month, he raved about J.R. Sweezy’s ability to move and block at the second level. Cable has also talked in recent interviews about measurables like broad jump, vertical leap and 40-yard dash that are critical for Seattle linemen, noting he wants linemen with "explosiveness, athleticism and a good brain." All three linemen Seattle drafted this year were among the top testers among linemen in at least one or two of those measurements.