Jun 11, 2013; Alameda, CA, USA; General view of the line or scrimmage at Oakland Raiders minicamp at the Raiders Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders: Why It Is Better to Have Lowered Expectations

The Oakland Raiders have been struggling for quite some time now and it’s easy for fans to get worried and concerned about their team.

Fortunately for the Raiders, they are currently in some good hands with General Manager Reggie McKenzie, who has really made it a priority to improve the team’s roster by going through whatever is necessary.

Signing veterans for cheap, bringing in designated talent, and drafting young guys who can really play have all been part of McKenzie’s master plan this offseason. The Raiders are still in no position to contend for a Super Bowl, but they are on their way, one step at a time.

A lot of people say that it is better to lower your expectations for something; that way, you won’t be disappointed. I think that this statement can be true for this Raiders team, and it might be nice for some people to apply to their situation.

Of course, I still believe that they should aim for the stars and all try their best to be the best that they can be, but if fans could take a step back and realize that this team is clearly in rebuilding mode, then maybe they will relax a little bit. This team is still a work in progress and fans should not expect a monster year from them next season.

If fans realize that this team is still working to perfect themselves, then it can reduce their stress a bit. Realizing that their team is just bad — and accepting it — can prove to be helpful because at some point, you will realize it one way or another.

Look, the Raiders have Matt Flynn, Charles Woodson, Denarius Moore, Josh Cribbs, and plenty more talent on their roster. They went 4-12 last year, and if all things go well, they should definitely win more games this upcoming season.

But if the team struggles and doesn’t perform as well as fans hoped, just recognize the situation and know that things will be getting better for the struggling franchise.

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