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Scouting the Enemy: #14 in the AFC – Oakland Raiders

In our ongoing feature here on Steelers Gab called “Scouting the Enemy,” we will look at all 15 AFC teams, and give a glimpse of what each one brings. At the end, we will talk about any type of connection they have to the Steelers, including if they play them in 2010.

Today – #14 in the AFC

Oakland Raiders

The Good – They have maybe the best CB in football in Nnamdi Asomugha, and have added John Henderson, who if he can play like he did with the Jags will add some punch to the D-line. They also resigned Richard Seymour, who was pretty solid last year in his first year in Oakland. Darren McFadden will be counted on to have a big year at the RB spot, and Jason Campbell could add some stability to the QB spot they have lacked the past few seasons.

The Bad – They have a huge hole at the WR spot, as their top two on the depth chart is 2nd year WR Darius Heyward-Bey and Chaz Schilens. Look for them to look at the waiver wire for possible WR’s that can help. Their O-line isn’t very good, and they will give up some sacks and have issues at times opening holes for their RB’s. They are the Raiders, which means per usual they will make dumb errors at key points.

Steeler Connection
– The teams meet November 21st at Heinz Field. It is the 2nd straight year they meet in Pittsburgh, and the Steelers better not overlook the Raiders, as they fell to them last season in the last :15 seconds. As long as the team does what they should, this time they should overcome what I think will be the 2nd worst team in the conference.

#15 in the AFC – Buffalo

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. tony

    July 14, 2010 at 11:57 am

    ur retarted if u think the raider r the second worst team in the confernece obviously ur a horrible scout becuz t the top of my head KC, jacksonville and cleveland are worst ur steelers suck and lost to us in pittsburg weve beat u 2 straight times and are about to make it 3 i wipe my ass with terrible towles

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  3. Matt Loede

    July 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Man Tony, your knowledge of the English language makes me glad I am not a Raiders fan. What exactly does “retarted” mean?

  4. Beth Mahoney

    July 14, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Rolando McClain is going to blow you away. I watched this kid play in college and he is an absolute beast. Fans are not going to be disappointed once this kid steps on the field for the Raiders.

  5. Mike

    July 15, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Snap out of it, Matt. Only a ‘hack’ would write off the Raiders as the 2nd worst team in the AFC this year. The Raiders are turning the corner. Show some insight, Matt. LOOK at the team, don’t just proffer the same old ‘cut & paste’, tired excuses that the media always has on standby.

  6. Bryan

    July 15, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Hey matt. Whos number 1 in the afc cause it sure isnt ur pathetic steelers.

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