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Richard Seymour: Raiders "as talented as any team in football"

A year ago, Richard Seymour was so unhappy about being traded to the Raiders that he considered not showing up at all.

Now Seymour sounds giddy when he talks about playing in Oakland.

“My wife, she’d tell you,” Seymour said of his love for the Raiders, per Terence Moore of FanHouse. “She always tells me that I seem like a kid in a candy store whenever I put on that Raiders’ silver and black. I don’t mind wearing our white jerseys, but if we could wear black, and if that was our only color to wear every game . . . I mean, there is something about putting on that black. It’s unlike putting on any other jersey in the NFL.”

Seymour has three Super Bowl rings from his time in New England, and he says there’s enough talent in Oakland that he could get a fourth with the Raiders.

“Talent-wise, we’re as talented as any team in football, but it takes more than talent,” Seymour said. “It takes attention to details. It takes doing the little things, because the margin of victory is small in the league, and there has to be consistency.”

Actually, the Raiders have had plenty of consistency — they’ve lost between 11 and 14 games each of the last seven seasons. It’s hard to square that consistency with Seymour’s claims about the team’s talent.

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  1. humbolt says: Aug 28, 2010 2:31 PM

    Seymour was misquoted. He really said the Raiders are as talented as an team in college football.

  2. NinerDynasty says: Aug 28, 2010 2:32 PM

    Actually, the Raiders have had plenty of consistency — they’ve lost between 11 and 14 games each of the last seven seasons. It’s hard to square that consistency with Seymour’s claims about the team’s talent.
    —————————————————-
    That just had me cracking up.. LMAO!!

  3. Richm2257 says: Aug 28, 2010 2:32 PM

    Richard Seymour ……… is he still in the NFL?????

  4. djmoore914 says: Aug 28, 2010 2:32 PM

    Attitude is half the battle

  5. BigBear123 says: Aug 28, 2010 2:35 PM

    He even says it takes morethan talent. Sure they are among the top teams with active top ten draft picks.
    Probably in top 3 teams of first round busts though too.

  6. Onderin says: Aug 28, 2010 2:38 PM

    Oh…positive comments being flipped into a way to make fun of the team. I’m sooo surprised PFT did that.

  7. Setobakura says: Aug 28, 2010 2:38 PM

    Drugs are bad, mmmmk?

  8. Citizen Strange says: Aug 28, 2010 2:39 PM

    The Steeler black jerseys are the best in football.
    GO STEELERS!

  9. CompanyCalls405 says: Aug 28, 2010 2:40 PM

    “A year ago, Richard Seymour was so unhappy about being traded to the Raiders that he considered not showing up at all.”
    Stop. Stop with the blatant slander to enhance your post. Richard Seymour never considered not reporting. He was surprised and taken aback by the trade, but had no problem with playing for the Raiders. He actually grew up a Raider fan. In the week or so that he didn’t report, Richard had to sort out several family and personal issues. He notified the Raiders of this. He spent the time figuring out how to literally move his entire life from one coast to the other.
    Consider this, PFT: Perhaps not everyone is as blatantly biased towards Oakland as you are?
    This website is complete and utter trash.

  10. Oaksb12 says: Aug 28, 2010 2:40 PM

    Everyone on this site just takes shots at the raiders anytime they can if you look anywhere else its only positive things coming out of camp so with everyone commenting STFU and get a life follow your own team they prob don’t have as many rings as the raiders do

  11. i8adawg says: Aug 28, 2010 2:41 PM

    Never underestimate the power and the mystique of da raiders. But don’t overestimate the probability of wins when you have a wr corps who makes James jett look like bullet bob Hayes. 8 wins would be great richie seymore butts. And stay away from wherever randy used to get his moss…

  12. ampats says: Aug 28, 2010 2:44 PM

    They won’t have to worry about first round busts this year since the Patriots will be using the Raiders 1st round 2011 top ten pick draft pick

  13. Mike Daly says: Aug 28, 2010 2:51 PM

    Seymour is trying to pump himself up to get through a season where he’ll lose 2/3rds of the season and will never again see the big contract he so desperately wants.

  14. Haters Hate Me says: Aug 28, 2010 2:54 PM

    Isn’t he the same clown that predicted going to the playoffs last year?
    I think Richard Seymour has Al Davis syndrome

  15. east96street. says: Aug 28, 2010 2:58 PM

    Getting rid of the codeine cowboy, JaWalrus, should be good for an additional 3 to 4 wins alone.

  16. Tinbender says: Aug 28, 2010 3:05 PM

    The Raiders have done one thing this year. Lots of articles about the Rams, Redskins, Panthers, Jets, Browns ,Broncos, Cardinals, Bengals, Buccaneers and Bills and all their bonehead moves in the off season, but nothing about the Raiders? That’s a big turnaround in one year. The defense looks stout, and if the offense can keep them in games they may just turn the real season around too. I may be full of it, but just maybe they will come to your town and kick some ass.
    Go Raiders

  17. hendeeze says: Aug 28, 2010 3:09 PM

    Oh damn, and now Seymour is on the Purple drank

  18. Haters Hate Me says: Aug 28, 2010 3:11 PM

    AFC WEST NFC WEST
    Chargers 12-4 49ers 10-6
    Chiefs 8-8 Cards 8-8
    Raiders 6-10 Seahawks 6-10
    Broncos 5-11 Rams 3-13
    AFC EAST NFC EAST
    Patriots 10-6 Cowboys 11-5
    Dolphins 9-7 Eagles 10-6
    Jets 8-8 Giants 9-7
    Bills 4-12 SKINS 7-9
    AFC NORTH
    Bengals 11-5
    Ravens 11-5
    Steelers 8-8
    Brown 6-10
    AFC SOUTH
    Colts 11-5
    Texans 10-6
    Titans 8-8
    Jaguars 5-11
    NFC WEST
    49ers 10-6
    Cards 8-8
    Seahawks 6-10
    Rams 3-13
    NFC EAST
    Cowboys 11-5
    Eagles 10- 6
    Giants 9-7
    SKINS 7-9
    NFC NORTH
    Favres team 11-5
    Packers 10-6
    Bears 8-8
    Lions 6-10
    NFC SOUTH
    Saints 12-4
    Falcons 10-6
    Panthers 7-9
    Bucs 2-14

  19. BrianMD says: Aug 28, 2010 3:11 PM

    “Stop. Stop with the blatant slander to enhance your post. Richard Seymour never considered not reporting. He was surprised and taken aback by the trade, but had no problem with playing for the Raiders. He actually grew up a Raider fan. In the week or so that he didn’t report, Richard had to sort out several family and personal issues. He notified the Raiders of this. He spent the time figuring out how to literally move his entire life from one coast to the other.”
    OMFG. Are you serious?
    Florio’s right on this one.
    You need to get YOUR facts straight.
    If Seymour wanted to be there so bad last year then why did the Raiders have to send Seymour the five-day letter?
    Explain that one, Raider homer.
    On top of that, the whole reason Seymour is crowing how much he loves the Raiders is to get that FAT contract he still hasn’t got.
    A little naive here, aren’t we?

  20. chrisritch says: Aug 28, 2010 3:13 PM

    A year ago, Richard Seymour was so unhappy about being traded to the Raiders that he considered not showing up at all……. Where has this ever been confirmed by Seymour, you guys just print crap,… if you only had to write story’s on just facts you’d all be out of jobs, you hacks.

  21. madstork43 says: Aug 28, 2010 3:13 PM

    Sorry there Armpits, but it isn’t gonna be a top 10 pick this time bro.

  22. In & Out Burger says: Aug 28, 2010 3:14 PM

    I agree. The talent gap between any two NFL teams is tiny. Take the Dolphins and the Pats in the year the Pats almost went undefeated. Yes, the Dolphins got killed by the Pats, but talent top to bottom, they weren’t that far off. Any team can lose any week. My 49ers could lose to the Rams, the Raiders or the Chiefs this year. We could also beat the Saints, or the Chargers. But like the quote said, it takes more than talent to win football games.

  23. Harm City Homer says: Aug 28, 2010 3:19 PM

    He is right. If you look at them last year, they only neat good teams and lost to bad ones. I really have never seen anything like it. They knocked the Steelers out of the playoffs. I think they beat Philly late but lost to the Browns.
    Russell was as bad as anyone I have seen at QB. He made some incredible throws, but really had nothing else going for him other than arm strength and occasional accuracy. Campbell is no world beater at QB, but he is not a scrub. 65% completions will do a lot for your offense and he is not a dink and dunk type of passer he will take shots over the top.
    The Raider running game has some potential. I like run blocking and short yardage back, but McFadden has not proved to be a very dangerous feature back. They have a very good TE and some talented young WRs who now have a Qb they can learn something from and develop some chemistry and timing with.
    On D they have a pretty solid looking DL rotation and I love the rookie MB. #21 is a player but the rest of the secondary may need to be upgraded to really contend.
    They have talent though. I really think Al Davis and the scouting dept deserve more credit than they get. they have had some major busts and bad free agent deals, but they also have found plenty of guys in the draft who could start anywhere.
    They should have won more of the games vs non playoff contenders than they did, and this year with a legit QB and OC they should.

  24. tombrookshire says: Aug 28, 2010 3:19 PM

    This talented team will lose 14 games this year, resulting in a long overdue firing of Tom Cable. Jason Campbell is just a guy, but an improvement over the other guy. Still, another frustrating year for Raiders fans.

  25. Firehawk350 says: Aug 28, 2010 3:35 PM

    @humbolt…Correct me if I am wrong, but the DOLTS haven’t won a Super Bowl yet have they? I remember them losing like 55-14 against the 49ers when you had Stan aka “Bucky Beaver” Humphries as your QB. Wake me up when the DOLTS actually do something other than post a great regular season record only to take an early exit in the playoffs….

  26. 1NationRaiderNation says: Aug 28, 2010 3:36 PM

    Besides BSPN, and PFT the two mecca’s of raiders haters, when did seymour ever say he was upset about going to oakland. His disdain was to belladick, chaepskate Kraft, and the whole tuckin patriots organzation…face the facts, every player looks better in silver and black, and all can only dream of putting on that uniform. That is unless you were a player who got his butt whipped by the silver and black over and over again. Unfortunately in addition to beating the other team every week, we also have the impossible challenge of having to beat the refs every single week.

  27. 1NationRaiderNation says: Aug 28, 2010 3:40 PM

    @ninerdynasty
    you got to love a dynasty that lasted 10 years out of their 60+ years…what do you call the other 50 years?????lmao

  28. allinSTACKme says: Aug 28, 2010 3:43 PM

    CompanyCalls405 says:
    August 28, 2010 2:40 PM
    “A year ago, Richard Seymour was so unhappy about being traded to the Raiders that he considered not showing up at all.”
    Stop. Stop with the blatant slander to enhance your post. Richard Seymour never considered not reporting. He was surprised and taken aback by the trade, but had no problem with playing for the Raiders. He actually grew up a Raider fan. In the week or so that he didn’t report, Richard had to sort out several family and personal issues. He notified the Raiders of this. He spent the time figuring out how to literally move his entire life from one coast to the other.
    Consider this, PFT: Perhaps not everyone is as blatantly biased towards Oakland as you are?
    This website is complete and utter trash.
    ————————————————–Didn’t it get to the point where the Raiders had to give him some ultimatum to get him to show up? My memory might be off, but I thought that was the case. Can’t say as I blame him though, I wouldn’t want to go there either. Oakland is like Satan’s taint compared to the rest of the NFL.

  29. Firehawk350 says: Aug 28, 2010 3:43 PM

    To all the Chargers fans….552 yards of offense for the Saints????I realize it is only preseason, but man, you really have to like your chances this season. Chargers- what an effing joke. Pick your poison…AJ Smith= classless jackoff, Norv Turner= offensive coordinator who inherited 14-2 team from Shottenheimer and still can’t get the team over the hump. Vincent Jackson= overrated player with another DUI waiting to happen, Phillip Rivers=crybaby, Merriman= shell of former self without roids-should have his previous sacks invalidated, LT= selfish crybaby worried about stats who wouldn’t play hurt during the playoffs…..Good luck, 9-7 seems like a stretch

  30. Hailskinzz says: Aug 28, 2010 3:48 PM

    God this team sucks, good luck at getting 4 wins this year

  31. Doctor Connors says: Aug 28, 2010 3:48 PM

    He could have been one of the best ever, but he got fat and lazy after the Greatriots won 3 championships.

  32. AbeFreshly says: Aug 28, 2010 3:54 PM

    PFT=pffffffft
    If you wanted to prove your Pro Football acumen, you might actually take a fair, objective look at Oakland instead of piling on with 7 year old jokes. ESPECIALLY if you hope to sell your little football magazine.
    How can you clowns ever hope to sell a magazine about pro football when you have this juvenile bias against one of the most storied franchises in the history of the league? If you can’t be objective & offer an unbiased opinion, then, for GAWDSAKES, don’t you dare even bother to publish your rag on pro football. We already have BSPN. Be original & just write a comic book instead.

  33. TheMadStork says: Aug 28, 2010 3:55 PM

    The reason you find it “hard to square that..” is because he is Richard Seymour, 3 time SUper Bowl winner and an amazing player. He is qualified to make a statement like that. And you? You are not. Ever even taken a snap? Have you watched them in preseason? Probably not but even if you have, you are not Richard Seymour. We’re done here. You may go now. PS Raiders and Chargers vie for the West and I dont see the Chargers winning without McNeil and Jackson. Even with them, they have problems and are headed in the wrong direction as is Denver. KC is not up to challenging in the West and that leaves the Raiders as the sleeper playoff team this year. :)

  34. joetoronto says: Aug 28, 2010 4:03 PM

    I mean, there is something about putting on that black. It’s unlike putting on any other jersey in the NFL.”
    *********************************************************
    Losers like armpits just don’t understand.
    We’re “building a bully”, with Seymour leading the way.
    Screw the haters, we take no prisoners.

  35. Bell63 says: Aug 28, 2010 4:10 PM

    He’s right – the difference in talent level in all the teams is small, hence, the Raiders were able to beat teams considered very talented last year. The thing that kills the Raiders, along with other bad teams, is poor management, poor coaching, poor roster management, etc.

  36. Firehawk350 says: Aug 28, 2010 4:12 PM

    @Hailskinzz…Four wins for the Raiders??? Didn’t Washington finish 4-12 last season???? Your best argument for that will be that it was Campbell’s fault even though he played behind the worst offensive line in football, no run game, no one to throw to, new offense to learn every year, yada yada yada, and now he is on the Raiders so by analogy Oakland will be no better. Good luck with McNabb aka “Captain Dirtball.” McNabb won’t even last the whole season for you guys. Couple that with a clusterfudge running game, still no one to throw to, still putrid offensive line that’s REALLY offensive, and you guys have the makings for 3-13. Mark it down…Raiders finish with better record than Skins and that Skins got FLEECED by only getting 4th round pick for Campbell.

  37. ShaKey says: Aug 28, 2010 4:23 PM

    “as talented as any team in football”
    No way are they as talented as the Omaha Nighthawks.

  38. Junior says: Aug 28, 2010 4:38 PM

    @ MDS, BrianMD and allinSTACKme:
    Let’s try inserting some facts. Seymour left to Oakland exactly 5 days after being traded. I don’t believe he was sent the “5 day letter”. He also did an interview and said things like, “happy to go there…”, “happy with the way they are looking at me…” and “more pressing personal issues to deal with than football…” You can read for yourself here:
    http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/rap_sheet/index.php/2009/09/12/de-richard-seymour-set-to-fly-to-oakland-telling-the-heralds-ron-borges-i-was-blindsided-by-the-whole-event/
    But go ahead and keep believing the things people like PFT and ESPN shove down your throat rather than the from the sources mouth.

  39. TryTheVeal says: Aug 28, 2010 5:11 PM

    Perhaps the raiDUH’s will have a great year, as long as yanno, Jason Campbell continues that HOF career he has going on, as long as Mcfadden doesn’t pull a hammy while sneezing, as long as DHB doesn’t get too tired, as long as Seymour doesn’t get distracted by the coupons in his newest monthly issue of AARP magazine, and of course the raiDUH’s fans who act as if they are gang members, will act as if no one but Al has a clue…..

  40. I didn't hear no bell. says: Aug 28, 2010 5:22 PM

    Firehawk350 says: August 28, 2010 3:43 PM
    To all the Chargers fans….552 yards of offense for the Saints????I realize it is only preseason, but man, you really have to like your chances this season. Chargers- what an effing joke. Pick your poison…AJ Smith= classless jackoff, Norv Turner= offensive coordinator who inherited 14-2 team from Shottenheimer and still can’t get the team over the hump. Vincent Jackson= overrated player with another DUI waiting to happen, Phillip Rivers=crybaby, Merriman= shell of former self without roids-should have his previous sacks invalidated,
    >>>LT= selfish crybaby worried about stats who wouldn’t play hurt during the playoffs

  41. Vikingborn70 says: Aug 28, 2010 5:23 PM

    Didn’t Seymour Guarantee playoffs last year ?
    The media quoted his as saying “I GUARANTEE the Raiders will make the playoffs”.
    From that point on, I knew he was a clown…..

  42. AmishCowboy says: Aug 28, 2010 5:39 PM

    They still have a QB issue there and until that is solved, along with the Al Davis mismanagement issues, is hard to see the Raiders going anywhere, although they do play hard for Cable.

  43. Testify says: Aug 28, 2010 5:41 PM

    Raaaiuuhhhdussss raaaiuuhhhdussss Raaaiuuhhhdussss

  44. SomeFans says: Aug 28, 2010 5:48 PM

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Sounds like the purple drank talkin!
    Raiders… pfft. Richard, try getting to like .500 first before planning for your next super bowl.

  45. SomeFans says: Aug 28, 2010 5:53 PM

    That is unless you were a player who got his butt whipped by the silver and black over and over again————-
    Dude, the 70ies was a loong time ago. Keep dreaming

  46. JustDieBaby says: Aug 28, 2010 5:58 PM

    Richard Seymour- “were as talented as any team in football”. Seymour must have gotten 2 close 2 an Al Davis depends diaper, that John Herrera just changed. Seymour’s statement is as crazy as Al saying “JaMarcus is a great playaa. Get ovah It”. Or as crazy as Al signing Javon Walker for big money then talking him out of retireing. Or as crazy as Al. Guess Seymour thinks there is an Easter Bunny, Santa and Tooth Fairy. But more likely he wants to get a big $$$ extension from ol man tootles. Talent?? Yep Richard a lot of talent like the turnstile for an o-line?? Great WR like DHbust who had 9 catches all year starting??
    As long as the Raiders keep running the crypt keepers schemes from the late 60’s-70’s on D like man to man. Aso on only one side of the field. No blitzing etc etc 99% of the time. Starting guys like DHbust because hes fast. This is gonna be another 10 or more loss season. The only thing in the Raiders favor is a really easy schedule. That and most important to borrow a line from a Pink Floyd song. Al Davis is “one year closer to death”.

  47. 909RaiderLifer says: Aug 28, 2010 6:02 PM

    “We’ll be back, the Raiders will be back.”—Uncle Al…

  48. madstork43 says: Aug 28, 2010 6:11 PM

    @ joetoronto;
    It’s a new dawn and people are scared that the Raiders will actually be good, poss VERY good this year, esp on D. So let ‘em make themselves look silly spouting all the bs that BSPN spoon-fed them. We Raider fans know the truth!!!!

  49. Raiders757 says: Aug 28, 2010 6:24 PM

    I find it funny how BrainMD and the other idiots around here fail to listen to the player, and instead buy into the bullshit. I hate to tell you guys, but CompanyCalls405 is backed up by Seymour’s own words. You morons are only backed up by speculative reporting and hatred. Seymour never had a problem playing for the team he grew up loving, the Raiders. I find it sad that so many of you allow yourselves to be swayed by speculation, rumors, and lies just to fuel your hatred. You act as if you know the guy personally, and choose to believe in hacks instead the man’s own words.

  50. BikerSaint says: Aug 28, 2010 6:25 PM

    I am a 61 year old life-long die-hard Saints fan , and i learned this about Pro football after the past season. It is more than just talent, it is chemistry, coaching, and finding players that blend together well for a common cause. I think it is very difficult to find a good mix of all these ingredients. God knows the Saints were down for 43 years and I thought we would never ever enjoy a successful season. We would love to have a run like the Raiders of old (Stabler was the best) or the Steelers of the 70s and the 49’ers or the Pats, cowboys with Landry. Can it happen? Man i don’t know but it is very hard to do. Hats off to all those organizations.

  51. the big bronco says: Aug 28, 2010 6:52 PM

    and at 12 million pr yr for the rest of his carrer, I would also say Raiders are as talented as any, and I would also say I will win a Super Bowl ring here as well..

  52. Cerberus says: Aug 28, 2010 7:38 PM

    CompanyCalls405:
    You are right on target. Apparently, Florio and his minions feel the need to embellish things so people will continue to keep visiting the site. Unfortunately, anything I read or hear on PFT I have to confirm elsewhere before I believe it due to their poor record of speaking the truth without biased spin.

  53. snnyjcbs says: Aug 28, 2010 7:54 PM

    I always have to laugh at Fools. To many Seymour going to the Raiders was like finding out your old Lady has been going out with another dude while you are at work.
    The best part of Al Davis is when he strikes the media are clueless as the News breaks, clueless.
    As for Seymour unhappy, he really showed it as he arrived by Bus with the Rookies at Camp this year after signing. Most players in his position do not sign until just before the season starts but Seymour wanted to come in with the Rookies.
    The Bully of the NFL has been down a few years allowing all that follow teams that have been garbage or mediocre at best for decades to have their day.
    Get ready wimps, the Raiders are on their way back to becoming the team their NFL Record (14) AFC Championship Games played in to date were, thumpers.
    So as you dress up wearing the blocks of cheese or dress up as Indians and Mice get ready to once again have your lunch money taken from you at School, run home to Mama now, run home to Mama lol.

  54. madstork43 says: Aug 28, 2010 8:05 PM

    @ BikerSaint,
    You, sir, are a breath of fresh air. Allow me to tip my cap to the Saints awesome run to the SB, and wish u many more (Unless it’s against my Raiders of course!!)

  55. Josh Br says: Aug 28, 2010 8:19 PM

    In terms of pure physical talent, then yes he would be correct. But there’s a reason why the Raiders have lost 83 games the past 7 years.
    You gotta have some football players. and the Raiders are finally adding some. Jason Campbell, Rolando McClain, Lamarr Houston, and John Henderson are all good football players.
    They go along with Seymour, Asomugha, Miller, and Bush.
    The Raiders can make the playoffs. They just need to put the pieces together.

  56. ampats says: Aug 28, 2010 8:45 PM

    No JoeToronto,
    I don’t understand how putting on the black jersey of the worst franchise in the AFC ( not going to suck me in Detroit) since 2002 means anything other than getting ready for the Raiders to lose yet ANOTHER game.
    Unlike the Pats who have won 10 games EVERY season since 2002.
    There are no haters, only fans laughing at the sorriest franchise in the NFL !!
    TUCK THAT !

  57. TryTheVeal says: Aug 28, 2010 9:47 PM

    @snnyjcbs
    ========================
    get a grip homer, 83 loses in 7 years, everyone is laughing at you bozo……Are you retarted or just plain stupid?……Lunch Money?…….is this for real?…..Too damn funny

  58. Firehawk350 says: Aug 28, 2010 10:50 PM

    @TrytheVeal…get a grip homer, 83 loses in 7 years, everyone is laughing at you bozo……Are you retarted or just plain stupid?……Lunch Money?…….is this for real?…..Too damn funny
    83 losses in 7 years to go with 3 SB wins. On top of that, you couldn’t even spell retarded correctly. I think YOU are both plain stupid and retarded. Why don’t you tell us what life is like inside “TrailerPark USA.” Say hi to our good buddy Florio while you are at it….

  59. County K 66ers says: Aug 29, 2010 7:15 AM

    I think they will win the AFC West.

  60. NawlinsRaider says: Aug 29, 2010 2:21 PM

    @ BrianMD;
    “If Seymour wanted to be there so bad last year then why did the Raiders have to send Seymour the five-day letter?”
    Wow… the Vikings sent Percy Harvin a five-day letter… Guess he didn’t want to play for the Vikings anymore, using your lack of logic.
    The Raiders are as, if not more talented then any team in the AFC West. The Chargers are the most overrated team in the league. Rivers is good, but he has no one to throw to at WR. His line is suspect, and while Matthews is a talent, he is completely unproven. Gates will only get you so far and I believe he is at his peak, if not a little beyond. And can anyone tell me what Merriman has done since he got off the juice? Not a damn thing.
    The Raiders took a good pass defense, which has THE BEST CORNER IN THE LEAGUE…. PERIOD, and added even more talent in McClain and Houston to defend against the run. The defense will be able to handle anything the Chargers want to throw at them.
    While the offense is still unproven, there is no argument that talent exists on that side of the ball. Ask the defending Super Bowl champion Saints if Campbell is talented or not considering he TORCHED their defense for 372 yards. The Raiders also have talent at rb (McFadden/Bush), WR (Schillens/Murphy/Hayward-Bey), and the top TE for 2010, Zach Miller. There is no need for me to go into talent on special teams as the Raiders have the best punter of this generation and a kicker who has matured into a clutch player that any team would love to have (check the ’09 stats).
    Now talent is one thing, but it takes alot more then talent to win. The Raiders need to prove that the mental ability is there along with the leadership. Keeping Cable and adding pieces such as O.C. Hue Jackson, 2 higher round draft picks on the O-Line, Wimbley and 2 mature leaders on the defense only strengthens the leadership and consistancy of the team. Seymour was right on target with his statement. The team now has to go out and turn talent into results.
    GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!

  61. tango says: Sep 1, 2010 7:22 PM

    To:aldavisisindepends” Read ” just die baby” 8/28. Sums it up for 98% of all that frequent the coliseum !! You nasty renegade ! LOL and hard

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