Kicker: Sebastian Janikowski
Punter: Ray Guy
Long Snapper: Jon Condo
When it comes to the kicker position, the toss up between George Blanda and Sebastian Janikowski was a tough one. Sure, Blanda is in the Hall of Fame, but Janikowski kicked for the Raiders for so long that when his tenure with the team was over, he had cemented his spot in Raiders history.
Janikowski finished his Raiders career as the all-time leader in games played, and after shockingly being picked in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft, he proved his worth over the next 17 seasons. He is the Raiders all-time scoring leader with 1,799 points scored, and over the course of his Raiders career, made over 80 percent of his field goal tries.
The only punter in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is Ray Guy, and he is by far the best punter in the history of the franchise. Sure, Shane Lechler was a dominant punter during his time with the Raiders, but when you think punting, you think Ray Guy.
Guy spent his entire NFL career with the Raiders, as he was a member of the team from 1973-86. A seven-time Pro Bowler, Guy was the punter on every Raiders Super Bowl winning team, and was a First Team All-Pro selection in six consecutive seasons from 1973-78.
Jon Condo‘s run with the Raiders ended this offseason, as the team decided to go in another direction. Still, Condo was the long snapper for the Raiders from 2006-17, and since every 53-man roster needs a long snapper, he would be the one making the final cuts on the all-time team. Throughout his NFL career, Condo made the Pro Bowl twice.
So there you have it. The all-time 53-man roster for the Oakland Raiders. While it may not be a collection of the 53 best players in team history, these guys would definitely dominate any other franchise’s all-time team in their prime.
Who did we leave off, and who should not have gotten the nod?
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