The Raiders open up their 2014 Mandatory Minicamp today, continuing their push towards what is both an exciting and difficult 2014 as a group filled with new veterans as well as promising rookies looks to change the dynamics of the franchise while facing arguably the most difficult schedule in recent years.
Facing an onslaught of 2013 playoff teams as well as underrated NFC West teams in the Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams, head coach Dennis Allen has a lot of work to do in preparing his team for a difficult task this season. It won’t be easy to earn the franchise its first winning season since their AFC Championship in 2002, but if it is going to happen the road begins in June and not in September.
With more talent in the fold this offseason, there are many more storylines to follow as veterans look to compete to keep their jobs, rookies look to make their first impact, and UDFA’s look to break into the depth chart before the preseason begins in August. With that being said here are some stories that Raider fans should be following this week as the Raiders three day minicamp goes underway.