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Raiders have eyes set on return to Super Bowl

The Raiders kept the core of their team together in an attempt to make another run at the Super Bowl.

Originally Published: August 7, 2003
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

NAPA, Calif. -- Conventional shouting couldn't shake the Raiders' offense from a rare morning funk, so Bill Callahan offered a wakeup call. He ordered a few live plays of scrimmaging.

Jerry Rice wasn't happy with himself. Rich Gannon was off with his passing. The offensive machine that passed for almost 300 yards a game had a glitch. "We weren't sharp mentally," Callahan groused after practice. "I thought we would be sharper throwing the football. Today we weren't on."

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