Top 3 Quarterbacks during the Raiders’ “Dark Age”

As Raider Nation scans the 2017 horizon, one thing is clear, the “Autumn Wind” surely has begun to blow throughout the entire NFL landscape once again! Raiders fans across the globe are waiting with eager anticipation to watch their young talented team take the NFL head on and pillage and burn their way to an AFC West title for starters, then the AFC Championship, then claim the title as “World’s Best”. But one thing shouldn’t be forgotten; many dark days had to be endured to get to this point in Raiders history. Continue reading Top 3 Quarterbacks during the Raiders’ “Dark Age”

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Raiders sign Gabe Jackson to a 5 year $56 million dollar extension

The Oakland Raiders signed Right Guard Gabe Jackson to a new 5-year deal. The extension will net the 25-year-old $56 million over the life of the deal with an average salary of slightly over $11 million. It’s the third highest for an NFL guard and will keep him with the team through the 2022 season. Continue reading Raiders sign Gabe Jackson to a 5 year $56 million dollar extension

2017 Outlook: Top 2 returning players from injury

It’s no secret that injuries play a significant role in football and nobody knew that better than Oakland Raider fans in 2016. Indeed, Carr’s injury played the leading role in the demise of Oakland’s Super Bowl contention hopes last season, but two other injuries hurt the Raiders in 2016.  Continue reading 2017 Outlook: Top 2 returning players from injury

The Monster’s under Derek Carr’s bed

It’s a well-known fact that the AFC West is a scary place for quarterbacks. The Oakland Raiders’ own Khalil Mack is the reigning and defending NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Von Miller was the Super Bowl MVP in 2016, in 2015 Justin Houston led the league in sacks and last, but certainly not least, Joey Bosa is the 2016 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Continue reading The Monster’s under Derek Carr’s bed

Best of the “LB’s” the Raiders will face

Defensively the “Mike” linebacker is to the defense what the quarterback is to the offense. The Raiders face a lot of up and coming defenses in the 2017 season, and we’re here to take a look at some of the top candidates. Specifically, the best overall Mike, best coverage Mike, and the best run-stuffing Mike that’ll oppose the Silver and Black. Continue reading Best of the “LB’s” the Raiders will face

Video Analysis: More than just “Beast Mode”

Known for his Beast Quake 1.0 and 2.0 runs, I believe sometimes we narrow our view of Marshawn Lynch’s running style to merely running through defenders and muscling his way into the end zone. While it is certainly true he excels in bowling through defenders like a bowling ball, Lynch’s speed, vision, and ability to hit the juke stick play just as big of a role in his style of running. Continue reading Video Analysis: More than just “Beast Mode”

RaiderRamble.com’s Early Season Preview: Tennessee Titans

The season opens for the Raiders on the road in Nissan Stadium against the Titans. A test of two teams on the rise and perhaps a glimpse at the war to establish the new quarterback hierarchy. Santa filled the Raiders and Titans stockings with thick black coal as Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota both endured season-ending fibula fractures on Christmas Eve. Continue reading RaiderRamble.com’s Early Season Preview: Tennessee Titans

NFL Network: Derek Carr’s the NFL’s 11th best?

Earlier this week, quarterback Derek Carr was voted 11 in the NFL’s Top 100 Countdown and although it is nice to be recognized and receive as many accolades as possible, we have to remember that this show is nothing but a filler during the offseason and there are better ways to determine how good a player is. Continue reading NFL Network: Derek Carr’s the NFL’s 11th best?

Richard Sherman’s wrong as quarterbacks shouldn’t be treated differently

Earlier this week and after an accurate depiction of the chemistry in the Seattle Seahawks locker room by Seth Wickersham, Richard Sherman in an open press conference said something interesting about Russell Wilson and quarterbacks being treated differently. Continue reading Richard Sherman’s wrong as quarterbacks shouldn’t be treated differently