Raiders Blog and Q&A

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December 6, 2006
Can Moss and Brooks be effective?

Question: Do you think if John Shoop can get this offense to score and be effective, that Aaron Brooks and Randy Moss could be a dangerous combination in the 2007 season? Considering Randy starts to play like he gives a damn, and he realizes what he has here in Oakland this year well enough to want to stay here. Also, in your opinion, if the Raiders were able to show much more offensive improvement these next few weeks, where do you see Oakland in the 2007-08 season?

- Anthony, Landover, Md.

Answer: First, regardless of what Shoop does, the Raiders would need to decide Brooks would be back. He signed a two-year contract, but the Raiders could cut ties with him and decide to go with Andrew Walter to start the 2007 season. But working under the assumption that Brooks and Moss are back, the two could be a dangerous combo if the Raiders offensive line is vastly improved and Moss is motivated. When the line is bad and Moss is unhappy, you get what you’ve seen this season. If the Raiders offense was just mediocre next season, they would win at least eight games. A defense with pass rushers like Derrick Burgess could be the best in the NFL if given the chance to play with a lead.

- Jason Jones

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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