Ladies and gentlemen Reggie McKenzie struck again in this current NFL offseason although it is not on his favorite day of the week (Friday). McKenzie has taken the saying “take care of your own” to new heights after securing new deals with several Oakland Raiders including quarterback Derek Carr, guard Gabe Jackson and now wide receiver Seth Roberts. Continue reading “He Caught It!”: Roberts reels in new contract with the Raiders
Did the Oakland Raiders miss an opportunity to shore up the secondary by not picking up Joe Haden? It was reported earlier by multiple media outlets that cornerback Joe Haden had been released by the Cleveland Browns, however, he was not … Continue reading Did the Raiders miss an opportunity with Joe Haden?
The Oakland Raiders Defense: The “Pagano” Effect.
During last Saturdays game the Oakland Raiders Defense surprised fans with the amount of blitzes called. Continue reading The Oakland Raiders Defense: The “Pagano” Effect
Since the beginning of the offseason the Oakland Raiders have had questions regarding the inside linebacker position. Those questions went right through minicamp, onto training camp and now currently the preseason. Though the Raiders have recent fifth-round draft pick in … Continue reading Raiders expected to add to the inside linebacker position?
From left tackle Donald Penn to right tackle Marshall Newhouse, Oakland’s line is considered the 1B to the Dallas Cowboys 1A. The Raiders arguably have the best interior line in the league. The mastermind that gets Penn, Kelechi Osemele (LG), Rodney Hudson (C), Gabe Jackson (RG) and Newhouse all on the same page is offensive line coach Mike Tice. They are mean and nasty thanks, in large part, to Tice’s tutelage. Continue reading “En-Tice-ing”: Attention to detail’s key for Raiders OL
In 2016 the Oakland Raiders undoubtedly found a diamond in the rough with the signing of running back Jalen Richard, who slipped through all seven rounds of the NFL draft but landed a last minute contract with the Silver and Black. Continue reading Refuting Fact from Fiction: Raiders’ Richard is a Promising Superstar
For back to back years the Oakland Raiders have done their homework when it comes to scouting players and they have made the most with their recent draft picks in quarterback Derek Carr and linebacker/defensive end Khalil Mack in 2014 and 2015 by adding wide receiver Amari Cooper. Continue reading Four Raiders Ranked Among ESPN’S Top 100 NFL Players List
A spirited defensive showing from the Oakland Raiders? Say it isn’t so! The statistics may say otherwise, however, here’s the most valuable piece of info from the stat sheet: The Dallas Cowboys were 3-for-10 on third-down conversions. “Some good work. … Continue reading Ray-Dar: Quick Slants from preseason Week 3
Before Deion Sanders, there was Cliff Branch. Long before “Neon Deion” dazzled sporting No. 21, “Speed Kills” was the “OG” 21 lighting up the NFL. “He said it verbally: “You’re not going to cover me,’” Ronnie Lott said of Branch … Continue reading Olive Branch: Raiders WR’s latest HOF bid snapped again
The Oakland Raiders are now 0-3 in this year’s NFL Preseason, and despite what pundits are saying, the defense has shown some young, bright spots we can look forward to seeing.
While there’s little argument that this team will go as far as quarterback Derek Carr will take them, the defense will have to do its part, and in spite of the final score, the first team defense did a solid job yesterday. What’s impressing so far in the preseason is the youngsters on the squad as we all know this defense is anchored by the likes of Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin. Continue reading Raiders’ Defense Showcasing Impressive Youth