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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
AP Pro32 comments about Raiders

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Comments on the Oakland Raiders by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):



Chris Berman (ESPN, 32) -- Surprised that it's this bad.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 32) -- General manager Reggie McKenzie expected this to be a challenge. It is.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 30)

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 32) -- They simply are a really bad team right now and as a former Raider, it pains me to say that.

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 32) -- Five straight losses and counting, and now a Thursday game against the Broncos. Just a complete mess at every level

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 30) -- Carson Palmer has passed for 300 yards six times this season and the Raiders have lost all six games. Oakland has lost five in a row and Palmer has 300-yard games in four of them.

Clark Judge (, 30) -- When they talk about the Black Hole in Oakland they're referring to the empty seats for the Raiders' Dec. 16 date with Kansas City.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 31) -- The NFL's worst point differential resides in the East Bay.

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/, 32) -- Mark Davis should have expected these results when he took over. The Raiders aren't quitters, they just aren't good enough and without McFadden touching the ball 20-25 times a game they don't have a chance.

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 32) -- The Raiders turnaround has a long way to go ... condolences to Dennis Allen and his family as they mourn the loss of his father.

Alex Marvez (, 30) -- Can things get worse in Oakland after a five-game losing streak? You bet -- Denver (9-3) comes to the Bay Area for a Thursday night matchup.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 28) -- Have they begun packing up the U-hauls yet?


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