Raiders Roster Final 53 – The Offensive Arsenal

The Oakland Raiders expect to see a big year from quarterback Derek Carr and weapons have been added to help him meet that expectation. Carr deserves a stable that will stand up and work for him, and there are several of those guys on the roster now. Here are the final roster weapons, when all is said and done. Continue reading Raiders Roster Final 53 – The Offensive Arsenal

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A Way Too Early Look: Filling The Potential “Lynch void” at Running Back

With the next NFL draft a full calendar year away, there are still some positions where the Raiders didn’t draft long-term solutions.

A dominant linebacker in coverage is one that still needs to be filled for the long-term but a more pressing matter is at running back. Continue reading A Way Too Early Look: Filling The Potential “Lynch void” at Running Back

Opinion: Will Pressure Crumble Gruden Instantaneously?

It has now been over four months since Jon Gruden rejoined the Oakland Raiders as its latest head man. After a well thought out free agency period the Silver and Black was retooled with some questionable aging veterans.

Then came a risky three days in Jerry’s World during draft weekend. And of course, the impending move to Las Vegas that is still on everyone’s mind. It has led to a few analysts conjuring the topic of whether the 100 million dollar man is worth it Continue reading Opinion: Will Pressure Crumble Gruden Instantaneously?

Quick Slants: Gruden isn’t going to let Amari get Cooped up

Jon Gruden has been singing the same tune about Amari Cooper from the get-go: Coop is going to be the top weapon in our aerial attack.

The boss man is intent on not letting the former No. 4 overall pick get cooped up like he was last year.

From the minute Gruden was brought back to captain the Oakland Raiders, he’s waxed poetic about No. 89. The consistent sentiment rang true again during an exclusive conference call between the head coach and season ticket holders. Continue reading Quick Slants: Gruden isn’t going to let Amari get Cooped up

2018 Battle of the Bay: The Finale

The cities themselves claim a long-time rivalry that spans across cultures, cuisine, baseball, and ultimately two of the most historically relevant teams in the NFL; the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers. The latter comes to an end in 2018. Headed into this finale, we thought it a good idea to give some historical context.

The two cities are separated by 4.5 miles of water and joined together by one of the longest spanning bridges in North America. While close in proximity, these two cities couldn’t be any more different. Continue reading 2018 Battle of the Bay: The Finale

Another One Bites The Dust? Four Raiders Who Might Not Be Back In ’19

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden appears to be tongue in cheek serious about his comments in getting the Raiders back to their 1998 offense. A key to Oakland’s offense the last few years has been wide receiver Michael Crabtree, however, he has moved on and the team has added Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant. Also new to the team is tight end Derrick Carrier as well as Doug Martin and Keith Smith to the backfield.

The new changes are strikingly similar to the 1970’s George Allen led Washington Redskins and their “Over-the-Hill-Gang.” With an aging team and contracts also playing a factor for others, certain players may not be around beyond the 2018 season. Continue reading Another One Bites The Dust? Four Raiders Who Might Not Be Back In ’19

Raiders: Longshot Lamur? Not so fast…

Lamur has a little bit of an edge. It was during the Cincinnati Bengals’ 2014 campaign Lamur, an undrafted free agent in 2012, seized the weakside linebacker starting spot for Guenther’s defense and produced a career year (92 total tackles, two interceptions, and seven pass deflections). Using his unique blend of size and speed, Lamur was the most disruptive front seven defender against the pass. Continue reading Raiders: Longshot Lamur? Not so fast…