The Raiders are full of veterans who will play the 2014 season with a chip on their shoulder.
The AFC West is full of high-octane offenses that can score and score often. The Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs fit that mold. On paper anyway, the Raiders do not.
The decline for aging rushers is typically steep. An unstoppable force one season can look a step slow the next.
ALAMEDA – The Raiders have historically kept Darren McFadden out of harm’s way.