Achieving great heights seems to be a challenge for Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders this season, although, it seems like they’re playing with a great deal of vertigo.
Defensively, Oakland conveys the possibility of holding dizzy bat tournaments on the sideline. Bad angles to the ball carrier, lackadaisical tackling, getting torched down the field, and an absence in pass rush have led to the team ranking No. 30 in yards and points allowed. Continue reading A Case of Vertigo in Oakland
The Oakland Raiders stampeded the gridiron for a combined 147 yards on 31 carries. Together the backs averaged 4.7 yards per carry in their first preseason matchup against the Lions. These eye-popping stats don’t include the 60-yard touchdown run Marshawn … Continue reading Raiders Running Backs were Running the Show
It took 12 weeks of football for the 2017 Oakland Raiders to generate their first interception. But that won’t be the case this year. New defensive coordinator Paul Guenther won’t settle for that, and neither will Raider Nation. A dynamic defense … Continue reading Raiders: Cornerbacks In Action
The heart of a Raider is relentless. It’s a heart that fights through adversity and emerges victorious. It’s a heart that bleeds passion. It bleeds the all-mighty Silver and Black. No matter the doubt that ensues, no matter the skepticism … Continue reading Hurst: The Heart of a Raider
After being conditionally reinstated to the NFL for the 2017 season, “The Alien” claimed he had found his way back to Earth. He resumed his starting position, reuniting with his accomplice Antonio Brown and pledging to maximize his “hellacious” potential. But, it seemed as though he was never given a chance. Bryant vented frustration from his decreased offensive role on social media and skipped mandatory team meetings before requesting to be traded. His yearning was ignored by head coach Mike Tomlin and the Steelers organization until fate revealed itself in the 2018 NFL draft. Continue reading An “Extraterrestrial Descent” Empowers The Raiders