Truth!Anybody who thinks our Defense was cough cough "good" last season. Needs to stay off the drugs........ Our defense at times last season completely quit or would get too comfortable if we built any type of a lead. Here are some examples
Game 2 Vs. the bills, up 21 - 3 at the half. The defense flat out quit in this game and assumed the Bills just packed it in after being down by 18 points.
Game 3 Vs. the Jets. Even though we won this game, the defense made it incredibly close once we took a 31 to 17 lead. "daaahhhhhh we're up in the 4th quarter no need to keep on playing!" The jets would go down and score rather easily to make it 31-24. Then thanks to a 49 yard Jano FG we went back up by 10. I guess since we're up by 10 with about 3 minutes left, the game must be over. If it wasn't for a lucky shoe string tackle by Seymour, Sanchez would have made it a 3 point game with a certain onside kick in the works.
Game 8 Vs. Tebow and the Donkies, up 17 - 7 at the half and ended up getting blown out. The defense made Tebow look like John Elway. This was about the time I completely gave up on this defense and knew that a whole new personal would be needed.
Game 14 Vs. the Loins. This might have been the most painful loss out of all of them. Up 27 to 14 with about 7 minutes to go. I remember Tommy Kelly forcing a fumble which was scooped up and scored by Aaron Curry. This was our 1st defensive TD of the year and it couldn't have come at a better time. Everything was looking Raiders at this point, but no of course not.......The defense would completely cave in as we would give up 2 late game TD's and lose by 1.
Game 16 Vs. the Chargers. Don't get me started on this one............ The defense lost us the divisional title and a chance at the postseason since the 2002 season, nothing else needs to be said.......
Their are more examples but these are the ones I can think of right off the top of my head right now. If the Raiders want to be a good team then those issues I listed above need to be fixed.