Yesterday as Just Blog Baby closed its extensive 2013 minicamp coverage, we sent out a tweet for our second installment of our newFan Corner feature where we ask our loyal followers on twitter and our blog readers to give us their take on their favorite team. With mixed reports from camp last week, we were bound to get some interesting responses and what we saw was divided expectations from Raiders Nation heading into the six weeks before training camp.
Some took the negative route after bad reports on Day One and roster turnover in the offseason. With most around the league predicting the Raiders will once again miss the postseason, it is not surprising to get some negative responses when asking for fan expectations come the fall.
@JustBlogBaby too much emphasis placed on the 3 days of MC. The national media have the Raiders winning only 2 games-hoping for no wins.
— Philly v (@Therealphillyv) June 14, 2013
Yet some disagreed with the negativity, buying into the positivity of Dennis Allen as well as a new attitude from an almost entirely new group of players for next season including veteran Charles Woodson, who has emerged as a leader in camp and seems to be focused on returning the team to the promised land. That positivity has fans thinking .500 or playoffs are a distinct possibility for the Raiders despite what the experts might project.
@GreeneOlijajuan not buying it..this team is going 8-8
— Will (@WillPrado1) June 15, 2013
@JustBlogBaby Hopeful about QB situation, pumped about D, thrilled with ST and believe we will make the PLAYOFFS in 2013!
— DondiRaider (@DondiRaider) June 15, 2013
@JustBlogBaby Just hoping 1 QB can step ahead. Who’s odd men out at WR? Seeing 10 win season if we gel right!
— NaughtyBearTed (@DominoDent) June 15, 2013
“@JustBlogBaby: Fan Corner: One hour to let us know your minicamp thoughts and gave your tweet appear on JBB.”porter better give up 24
— @Gabriel13 (@benniblanco13) June 15, 2013
What are your expectations for the Raiders 2013 season and comments on camp? Let us know in the comments or on twitter and you can be featured in the next Fan Corner.