Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said the free agency period and the draft conducted by general manager Reggie McKenzie in the offseason was "phenomenal."
The team drafted linebacker Khalil Mack in the first round and quarterback Derek Carr in the second round. Oakland also picked up veteran Matt Schaub via trade and Maurice Jones-Drew through free agency.
"Talking it over with Reggie and the game plan we had when we hired him, I believed we still had to give it time," Davis said, via the Bay Area News Group. "Obviously nobody's happy with the way that season ended ... this year is the year, there are no more excuses."
The Raiders start their training camp on Wednesday, coming off consecutive 4-12 seasons. Oakland has not won more than 10 games in a season since 2002. That season was also the team’s last playoff appearance.
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