Oakland Raiders - Team History
This National Football (NFL) Team was founded in 1960. It must branded their stadium McAfee Coliseum. Their logo comprises a helmeted pirate with two crossed sword behind him (pirate).
In 1960 the Raiders were the eighth charter parts of the American Football League (AFL); here they won one championship and in addition three division titles. The Raiders actually joined the NFL in 1970 because of the merger between AFL and NFL. When merger the team has managed to win 12 division titles and three super bowls having featured in 5 super bowls.
Currently the Oakland Raiders enjoy within the Western Re-creation of the American Football Conference in the NFL. Their division rivals contain the Kansas Chiefs, San Diego Chargers plus the Denver Broncos.
Lately the Raiders have taken their key player injured. Ricky Brown who is a student on the Boston College it features a groin injury. The linebacker whatever the Raiders picked up the injury and is out through out the season. Another player that has learned an analogous injury is Stanford Routt, the Houston college student plays the cornerback position, and he's credited with having played a vital function in the Raiders wins, however his condition is questionable because the team doctors are yet to substantiate if he'll play once again.
Another doubtful player which happens to be the cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, the California College student absorbed a neck injury and to discover the team doctors are yet to verify if he'll play. With the same injury is Raiders running back Justin Fargas; he's a student on the USC College.
Another running back with injury woes is Arkansas College student Darren McFadden; he absorbed an ankle injury. Also injured is wide receiver Ronald Curry; he is a student on the North Carolina College.
Kalimba Edwards who plays at the defensive end, absorbed an ankle injury, he is a student at South Carolina.
Though the injury scare is much, the team has decided to increase the project win of Chris Johnson by spending four years, using this extension Johnson will have played in the NFL for seven seasons. Johnson's start continues to be solid and is involved with intercepting 3 passes and 12 pass defense. Just not only has Johnson's contract been extended, the Raiders have acquired Bruce Gradkowski. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Raiders opted for Andrew Walter and Marques Tuliasosopo rather than their new signing last season.
Gradkowski is knowledgeable with 36 months experience having formerly played when it comes to the Browns and to discover the Rams.
To their preparations for the 2009 season, the Oakland raiders have hired former coach Jim Michalczik as being offensive line coach. This is only five days after appointing a on a full time basis coach. Tom cable has finally been appointed the official full coach, before his signing cable was just an interim coach and had joined the club as the offensive coach.
Cable had a troublesome time before no matter leading the Raiders to victories towards the end of the losing season which had run consecutively.