The Las Vegas Raiders have fans worldwide that anxiously await the 2021 season. We look at where the team stands in preparation for the year after a brief look at current team news.
In the latest news
With organized team activities and mini-camp in the rearview mirror, the Raiders look forward to training camp. This year’s camp will again be at the Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center in Henderson, NV. The team will be heading into camp on July 27th, and final roster cuts will be five weeks later on August 31st.
Defensive end Carl Nassib has come out as the first active gay NFL player. As a result, his jersey has jumped off the virtual shelves and easily become the highest-selling jersey on Fanatics.com. In addition to the jersey sales, Nassib has received incredible support from the league and Raider Nation.
Pro Football Focus has named Darren Waller as the third-best tight end in the league. Joining him is Josh Jacobs who PFF ranked as the ninth-best running back in the league going into the 2021 season. Additionally, Derek Carr was ranked as the 13th best quarterback going into the year.
After looking at the news, we examine the phenomenon of Raider fandom that reaches across the globe in spite of the lack of success on the field. We explore why fans continue to flock to the team from countries like Mexico, England, Scotland, Sweden, and Germany.
We then tackle the question if the league is sleeping on the Raiders due to their recent lack of success. Additionally, we also discuss the idea that Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock’s drafting and signing of free agents has been lackluster. Next, we explore the possibility that the Silver and Black will be focusing their offense on the running game this next year.
Final Wrap Up
Finally, we answer a quiz question based on running backs. We then name a repeat hero who last year quietly purchased a wheelchair-accessible van for a family in need.
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