All-Time Raider Offense

* Quarterback First team -- Ken Stabler. He could drink anyone under the table and lead his team to a win. Stabler is also the career leader in virtually every passing category. He was not blessed with a strong arm but Stabler was a wily player with an accurate arm. Led the Raiders to a Super Bowl title and was a four-time Pro Bowler. Honorable mention -- Jim Plunkett.

 

* Quarterback
First team -- Ken Stabler.
He could drink anyone under the table and lead his team to a win. Stabler is also the career leader in virtually every passing category. He was not blessed with a strong arm but Stabler was a wily player with an accurate arm. Led the Raiders to a Super Bowl title and was a four-time Pro Bowler. Honorable mention -- Jim Plunkett.

* Running back
First team -- Marcus Allen.
He finished his career as the franchise's all-time leading rusher (8,545 yards). It pained Raider fans to see him end his career in Kansas City and have a revival for the hated Chiefs. Allen had great vision and quickness and could make yardage when nothing was there and was a solid receiver and strong goal-line runner. He was a five time Pro Bowl choice and a likely Hall-of-Famer.

Mark van Eeghen. The
second all-time leading rushing (5,907 yards) in franchise history and a one-time Pro Bowler but he was at his best when it really counted. van Eeghen is second in franchise history in postseason rushing yards (579). Honorable mention -- Clem Daniels and Marv Hubbard.


* Wide receiver
First team -- Tim Brown. Still looking for that elusive Super Bowl but he
holds virtually every receiving record in franchise history. His streak of 142 games (as of September 21, 2002) with at least two receptions is the second longest among active players. Four-time All-Pro and eight time Pro Bowler and is a member of the 1990s All-Decade Team as chosen by the Hall-of-Fame Selection Committee members. Next stop is no doubt Canton, Ohio.

Fred Biletnikoff. This choice is a slam dunk since he is a
Hall-of-Famer and is second to Brown in most receiving categories. Three-time All-Pro and two-time AFL All-Star and made up for lack of speed with quickness. Honorable mention -- Cliff Branch.


* Tight End
First team -- Dave Casper. Finally got his long overdue induction into the Hall-of-Fame, making him an easy choice over
Todd Christensen and Raymond Chester. Casper is a member of the 1970s All-Decade Team as chosen by the Hall-of-Fame Selection Committee members. Involved in one of the most bizarre plays in NFL history with the fumble recovery in the end zone at the horn against San Diego, also known as "The Holy Roller." He was also a four-time All Pro. Honorable mention -- Todd Christensen.

* Offensive line
Tackles: First team -- Art Shell.
Another slam dunk Hall-of-Fame choice whose streak of playing in 207 consecutive games is the longest in franchise history. He played a near perfect game against Minnesota's famed "Purple People Eaters" in Super Bowl XI and is a 1970s All-Decade selection. Harry Schuh. Only played six years but still made a strong impact with two All-Pro seasons and two AFL All-Star seasons. Honorable mention -- Henry Lawrence.

* Guards: First team -- Gene Upshaw. Yet another slam dunk Hall-of-Famer who helped form a powerful one-two punch with Shell. Like Shell, he started 207 consecutive games. Upshaw was the only player to play in a Super Bowl for three decades. He was a tenacious player and an eight-time Pro Bowler and one-time AFL All-Star. Steve Wisniewski. He retired without a Super Bowl but so what. He is a member of the 1990s All-Decade Team and probably a future Hall-of-Famer. An eight-time All-Pro who started 161 consecutive games. Honorable mention -- Wayne Hawkins.

* Center: First team -- Jim Otto. Lost count of how many injuries he had but he's a Hall-of-Famer who exemplified the pride and spirit of the Raiders. He was also a member of the 1960s All-Decade Team. Chosen to AFL All-Star team of the 1960s and had 12 All-Pro seasons. Honorable mention -- Don Mosebar.



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