National sportswriters don’t appear too bowled over by the Oakland Raider roster additions of NFL veterans LaMarr Woodley, Matt Schaub, Justin Tuck and Maurice Jones-Drew. Pundits peg the Raiders as perhaps the worst team in the league, and ESPN has Head Coach Dennis Allen rated as the worst in the NFL. The Silver and Black also compete in a division where every other squad made the playoffs last year, prompting some to say they are already out of contention this season. Really? It may take everything breaking right for Raider Nation to make a playoff appearance, but surely there are teams with less upside than Oakland. Here are a few of the potential challengers for the NFL cellar.
The Minnesota Vikings have a long tradition of having very good defensive tackles. They drafted Sharrif Floyd in the first round of the 2013 draft in hopes that he can continue the trend. He learned a lot of from former teammate Kevin Williams and slimmed down in the offseason to reach his full potential. This season should be the beginning of the Floyd era in Minnesota.
Let’s take a look at who the five worst teams will be heading into the 2014 NFL season.
The Houston Texans have a brand new head coach and starting quarterback. The only way they can win this season is if their best player, wide receiver Andre Johnson, buys into the new system.
Here is a list of five players who will have a bounce back season.
With NFL training camp underway, let’s look at the biggest storylines to watch for in camp the next month.
Every NFL team has a chance… theoretically. But these 5 teams might as well pack it in until 2015.
The Oakland Raiders have reportedly signed quarterback Matt Schaub in a trade with the Houston Texans. “(The Raiders) have to see if he’s really done and there’s no more gas in the tank, or if a change of scenery will bring him back to the old Matt Schaub,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The Houston Texans were nearing a deal to trade quarterback Matt Schaub to the Oakland Raiders, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday.
Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.