Yahoo! Ranks the Raiders Offensive Line the NFL's Worst


As I posted yesterday, Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports is ranking all the NFL teams by position. I went back and looked at a couple of his previous rankings and saw that Cole ranks Oakland’s offensive line the worst in the NFL.

Here is what Cole had to say:

32. Oakland Raiders:Wow, this is bad. Mario Henderson and Cornell Green shouldn’t be the answers to: “Name the Raiders starting offensive tackles from 2009.” Yikes. It doesn’t get much better in the middle and the sad part is that the Raiders didn’t do much to upgrade the personnel this offseason. Say a prayer for Jason Campbell. He’s going to need it.

I figured the Raiders would rank low in this area but the league’s worst unit? I disagree. I’m not saying the pass protection was great in 2009 but one has to remember that having JaMarcus Russell under center for most of the season didn’t help matters.

In my opinion, the Chiefs and Rams have bigger problems to fix along their offensive lines. The Chiefs, in particular, had the worst unit I saw all last season.

The Raiders obviously need to improve along the offensive front in 2010 for the offense to be successful but I disagree with Cole that it’s the NFL’s worst.

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  • HeavyHitter

    Jason Cole obviously neglected to do his homework before writing his article.

  • Drew

    Oakland had an outstanding offseason, why worry about this guy he writes for Yahoo. Everyone has their opinion and most novice sportswriters base their opinion on what happened last year…you saw as well as I did what happened last year. In the grand scheme the Raiders will not get respect until they produce on the field.

  • RaiderNation

    The funny thing about this article is that it is written by somebody from Yahoo! This is not considered, in my opinion, a reputable source of sports information. I’ll stick with ESPN, NFL and Sports Illustrated. Reminds me of when the Washington Post said the Raiders would be the worst in the league last year.

  • Kelly

    That’s only because of all the emails I send that little sniveling freak(Cole) when he takes a jab at the Raiders..First off..He’s a Dolphin fan..HE KNOWS DI’K ABOUT OAKLAND OR FOOTBALL FOR THAT MATTER!..JASON COLE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A CIRCUS FREAK SHOW AT YAHOO,YOU ONLY READ IT BECAUSE IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE PEOPLE ARE THAT STUPID!