Kahlil Mack

Raiders’ Khalil Mack honored with Pro Butkus Award

As the team prepares for the upcoming season all eyes will be on Mack to not only repeat last year’s performance but perhaps improve on it, as crazy as that may sound. As the only true pass rushing threat last season it’ll be interesting to see if all additions will give Mack not only some help but maybe allow him to go one on one against blockers, maybe even raising the sack production to an insane level.

Raiders owner Al Davis

Al Davis’s “Baker’s Dozen”: 13 Great 2nd Round Picks

Everyone loves the first round of the NFL draft when teams choose the biggest names coming out of college. Al Davis chose 555 players in his long career, from Tony Lorick to Terrelle Pryor, including Marcus Allen, Jack Tatum, Tim Brown, Sebastian Janikowski, and many other great Raiders in Round One.

Yet he, his scouts, and general managers also found many stars in Round Two, many of them small-school or obscure players who went on to stellar careers. More recently, the Oakland Raiders have added three intriguing players to the defense from Round Two in the last three drafts—Mario Edwards in 2015, Jihad Ward in 2016, and Obi Melifonwu this year.

Khalil Mack

Khalil Mack may soon get one of the richest contracts ever

Mack’s worth more than that, but at this point and since negotiations toward a new deal have not started, it’s uncertain how much money he’s going to demand; contract talks can take two different turns: One where he becomes one of the highest-paid overall players in the NFL or a more modest one in which he gets millions but leaves money on the table in order to help the Raiders manage their salary cap. At this point, both scenarios are equally possible as he has performed at an elite level.


2017 Outlook: Top 3 defenses the Raiders will face

Offense-oriented teams may be favored in today’s NFL, but defense wins championships as we have seen time and time again. The Oakland Raiders had the sixth-ranked scoring offense in 2016 in spite of playing some of the toughest defenses in the league. 2017 is no different so here’s a look at three of the top …

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How would the 2017 Raiders stack up against its last Super Bowl winner?

The 1983 Super Bowl Champions which were none other than the Los Angeles Raiders, are considered by many to be the best Raiders team ever. Led by head coach Tom Flores,  quarterback Jim Plunkett and a powerful running game led by Super Bowl MVP Marcus Allen, the 1983 Raiders rolled through the divisional playoffs and routed the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII 38 to 9.


Top 5 corners the Raiders will face in 2017

It’s no secret the Raiders have some pretty tall tasks ahead of them in the passing game with most of their competition coming directly from their own division, playing guys like Talib, Harris Jr., and Peters.

In spite of this, between Carr’s growth over the past few seasons and a young talented receiving corps. the Raiders should weather the storm and come out alright. Plus the addition of Marshawn Lynch in the backfield should create plenty of opportunities to keep the defense guessing.

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