It was a terrible night for a Raiders offensive line that's clearly reeling from the loss of Jared Veldheer, the starting left tackle who underwent surgery Friday to repair a torn triceps muscle. Alex Barron clearly is not the answer as Veldheer's replacement. Barron simply was non-competitive at times.
Keep in mind this was against a Saints defense that was -- statistically -- one of the worst in NFL history last season.
The Raiders could be scary bad this season. The final score didn't tell the story of how thoroughly Oakland was manhandled when it counted.
Flynn is finally getting his chance to be an NFL starter. Be careful what you wish for.