As Ron Jaworski is happy to tell you, the NFL is a passing league. The Raiders have barely resembled an NFL-quality passing attack over the last few years.
With JaMarcus Russell gone, that appears to be changing.
Here are a few dispatches by noted Oakland Tribune reporter Jerry McDonald, who is usually very sober-minded and not prone to exaggeration.
1. On Wednesday, Darrius Heyward-Bey had the “best practice” McDonald has ever seen him have. “There isn’t anything else
that’s even a close second.” Nmandi Asomugha also said it was the best day yet for DHB.
2. McDonald hasn’t “seen a Raiders passing attack look this good in years. I
realize it’s just OTAs and non-contact drills, but even in those
situations the pass offense has been subpar since 2006.”
We know this is only t-shirts and shorts football. The point is that Oakland couldn’t even get that right in previous years.
The 2010 Raiders: Professional competence, here we come!