foshman Rates the Oakland Raiders





Oakland Raiders

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Sports:
Football
League:
National Football League
Venue:
Location:
Oakland, CA United States
Conference:
American Football Conference

Season Outlook Analysis

Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
B-
Carr can be a franchise quarterback. This year he has fewer excuses if he isn't.
Running Backs
B
Jacobs is a gamble, though a talented one. Martin should play a large role either way.
Protection & Blocking
B
The team has invested heavily lately, though injuries have already struck in the preseason.
Receiving
B+
Brown and Williams were big investments for a team that wants to compete now.
Skills
Speed
B
Production
B
Big Play Ability
A-
Consistency
C+
Red Zone Success
B
Skills Analysis Notes
The Raiders have solid offensive talent and what should be a superior scheme (don't sleep on Gruden as an offensive mastermind.) They still aren't at the same level as the Chargers or Chiefs.
Defense
Position
Defensive Line
C
Ferrell is a nice addition.
Linebackers
C+
Burfict is a tone setter.
Defensive Backs
C+
Lots of recent draft capital and free agent capital spent here. A solid starting group with little depth.
Skills
Passing Game Defense
C
Stopping the Run
C-
Controlling Field Position
C-
Stopping The Big Play
D
Causing Turnovers
C+
Skills Analysis Notes
Not a lot of big play makers on this defense. Maybe Joyner has a career year at free safety, otherwise this looks like a pedestrian defense.
Special Teams and Coaching
Special Teams
Place Kicking
B+
Punting
B
Kickoff/Punt Returning
B
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
B
Coaching
Effectiveness
B+
Preparedness
A
Decision Making
A-
Overall Coaching / School Analysis
Gruden can get this done if he lets Mayock build the roster.
Overall Team
Overall Team Grade
C-
Analysis
Still a year away
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Met My Expections
Expected Wins
5
Expectations/ Outlook
The division is too tough for this team to win a lot but they should continue to improve.