Oakland Raiders have improved in 2015, but still climbing

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October 11, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders tight end Clive Walford (88) is tackled by Denver Broncos inside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) and free safety Darian Stewart (26) during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive weapon ready

In stark contrast to last year, the Raiders are fully loaded on offense and have a better offensive line. They have Latavius Murray to run the ball with but need to use him a lot more than they do. At receiver, Amari Cooper is a big play waiting to happen and Michael Crabtree has the best hands in the NFL to move the chains.

Fullback/H-back/offensive weapon Marcel Reece is always a threat to make a big play himself. A good tight end that could challenge a defense down the field could tie this whole thing together and make the offense unstoppable. Something that appears to be on the way as there was a Clive Walford sighting last Sunday with his 33-yard catch.

Walford was the star of OTAs this offseason after being picked in the third round but pulled his hamstring. That lasted into training camp so it the Raiders a while to bring him up to speed on things. But it looks like he’s almost there now and should be all the way there coming out of the bye to really help the offense.

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