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State of the Raiders Defensive Line Brings Hope, Stress & Intrigue

The quarterback must go down and go down hard. That was the mantra of Pro Football Hall of Fame members Ron Wolf and Raiders owner Al Davis for years when it came to describing their defensive philosophy. With today’s rules … Continue reading State of the Raiders Defensive Line Brings Hope, Stress & Intrigue

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All Bets… are ON with the Oakland Raiders

On May 14, The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal ban on sports betting. Sure, places like the future home state (Nevada) of the Raiders have had this for decades, but now you don’t have to make that trip or bet with some offshore betting site. Many states have already begun to take advantage of this billion dollar industry. Continue reading All Bets… are ON with the Oakland Raiders

Raiders: Predicting Training Camp Breakout Players

Before the Silver and Black get to their first preseason contest against the Detroit Lions, the final 53-man roster and many position battles still must be sorted out. While training camp certainly won’t be the final benchmark, the happenings in Napa, CA will go a long way to decide how the depth chart takes shape. Continue reading Raiders: Predicting Training Camp Breakout Players

The Raiders’ most important position coach: Derek Ansley

When the Raiders poached Derek Ansley away from the Alabama coaching staff, it was viewed as a great hire.
Ansley has come up from the vaunted Nick Saban coaching tree and helped develop some high-level defensive back prospects. Being a former college DB himself, Ansley joined the Alabama staff initially with experience as a coordinator. However, what maybe wasn’t clear before, but certainly is now, is that he is the most important position coach. After a secondary unit that took 13 weeks to produce an interception (the first of the year was snagged by a linebacker), Ansley is expected to improve the group significantly. Continue reading The Raiders’ most important position coach: Derek Ansley

Raiders sign former Seahawks OL Oday Aboushi

The Oakland Raiders have signed former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Oday Aboushi. Offensive line coach Tom Cable and Aboushi will be reunited after the two spent 2017 in Seattle together. 

The signing of the Aboushi will add significant depth to the Raiders offensive line. And it comes at a needed time as Donald Penn has reportedly started camp on the PUP list. Here are five things to know about the newest addition to the Silver and Black.  Continue reading Raiders sign former Seahawks OL Oday Aboushi

The Gruden Guide: A Raiders Fan’s Guide to Jon Gruden’s Raiders

It’s hard to believe it’s only been seven months since Mark Davis successfully lured Jon Gruden out of the broadcasting booth back onto the sideline, but it has. It’s been a long, exciting, and interesting off-season.

There’s a lot of hype and even more doubt surrounding the team, and everyone’s excited about September 10th, when Gruden calls plays as Oakland’s head coach for the first time since January 19th, 2002. However, after having the same four or five conversations about what scares and excites me as a fan, I’ve decided to consolidate them all into one article. So here it is, the quintessential guide to everything Jon Gruden. Continue reading The Gruden Guide: A Raiders Fan’s Guide to Jon Gruden’s Raiders