2013 Record: 4-12
Head coach Dennis Allen is on the hot seat after two 4-12 seasons in a row. The 2013 season for the Oakland Raiders was a disappointing one. QB Matt Flynn did not work out, Darren McFadden got injured, again, and Terrelle Pryor could not stay on the field. Even reliable kicker Sebastian Janikowski had one of his worst seasons in his 14 year career.
The Raiders enter the 2014 season with many question marks. They selected linebacker Khalil Mack with the fifth overall pick in the draft. Mack, from Buffalo, should make an instant impact at the NFL level. Although it looks like Matt Schaub will start for the Raiders week one they also addressed their QB needs when they selected Derek Carr, Fresno State, in the second round. Carr has impressed head coach Dennis Allen already this offseason. The Raiders continued their active offseason when they signed Maurice Jones-Drew and James Jones. Jones-Drew, a veteran running back, will hope he can rediscover some of his old magic from earlier in his career. He should also help take the load off Darren McFadden as well. Jones, formerly with the Packers, should provide whoever starts at quarterback with a solid option.
The pressure is on head coach Dennis Allen to field a more competitive team. With high draft picks and new signings the Raiders look to be heading in the right direction. Get the best seat in the house with Gold Coast Tickets!