Greetings, salutations and hello! I'm a lifelong Raiders fan who hangs out at Silver and Black Pride. So what am I doing here? Well, I'll tell you...if there's an NFC team I root for, it's the Falcons. Not really sure why, but such is the case. My admiration only grew when the organization fought through the twin disasters of Michael Vick and Bobby Petrino. Plus, I think your GM is a beast who's going to do well for you for a long time to come.
Anyway, I notice when reading stuff about the Raiders a lot of fans of other teams have distorted perceptions about our personnel. So, I decided to go around SB Nation and ask a few questions of each team's fans so I can get a sort of inside view of the organization. Obviously, I'll answer anything you might want to know.
Plus, Dave the Falconer stopped by during last year's Raiders-Falcons game and was an impressively cool dude, so I'm pre-disposed to like you all.
1. Matt Ryan impressed the hell out of everyone last season, including me. Do you fear any kind of sophomore slump? What do you think he needs to work on in his game? If I had to guess, I'd say he'll be fine and be your franchise for 12 years to come, at least.
3. Looking at your receiving corps, I must say I'm impressed. I was sorry to hear about the season-ending injury to Harry Douglas, as I think his future is bright. With Douglas gone, which of the veterans do you think is your best #3 receiver: Booker, Finneran or Ferguson?
4. A lot of people had Sam Baker projected into the second round in 2008, but the Falcons grabbed him in the first. Clearly, they knew best as he's now holding down the fort as guardian of Matt Ryan's blindside. The rest of your O-line must be talented, since Michael Turner was running wild last year, but they're a pretty unheralded group. What unsung hero of your O-Line deserves more recognition?
6. Is this Jamaal Anderson's breakout year? If it's not, do you label him a bust or does he get another season to step up?
7. Finally, your secondary....how do you feel about it?