Jon Gruden’s side of the ball is generating an outstanding 6.2 yards per play. That’s good for 4th in the NFL. See, Gruden still got it. Paul Guenther’s group, however, is allowing an alarming 6.1 yards per play. That’s good … Continue reading The Gruden-Guenther Comparison is Stark
Let’s start with the statistics, shall we? According to Pro Football Reference, Oakland’s defense has yielded 137 completions (out of 191 for a clip of 67.5 percent) for 1,810 yards and 16 touchdowns to three interceptions. The pass rush generated … Continue reading Does Raiders’ Defensive Plight Fall on One Man?
The post halftime report during Sunday’s broadcast of the Raiders-Beats tilt was thoroughly intriguing. FOX’s sideline reporter noted Chicago head coach Matt Nagy said it was nothing Oakland was doing and it was all about what his team was not … Continue reading Quick Slants: Raiders Get Well-Deserved Belly Rub
If Tottenham Hotspur Stadium isn’t blaring Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack” this Sunday when the Oakland Raiders square off against the Chicago Bears in London, well, it would be a damn shame. (An F-bomb would me more apt there, … Continue reading Quick Slants: Return of the Mack
You can’t accuse the Oakland Raiders of not having each other’s backs — that’s for sure. “This is straight bullshit,” linebacker Tahir Whitehead tweeted reacting to teammate Vontaze Burfict getting suspended for the rest of the season after a helmet-to-helmet … Continue reading Dog ‘Taze: NFL shelves Raiders’ Burfict for the year
Dissecting the Jon Gruden-Derek Carr “dilemma” is the hot topic among Raider Nation – and for good reason. The relationship between the head coach and quarterback, unlike any other bond, is a special one and can be the difference between … Continue reading “Spooked” Raiders Can’t Get Any Worse, Right?
Perhaps, if the Raiders defense were as staunch as Raider Nation is in its defense of quarterback Derek Carr, opponents wouldn’t be able to so easily slice the team like a hot knife through room temperature butter. After another auspicious … Continue reading Raiders Defense Has Been “Offensive” For A Long Time
There are advantages to a more assertive Derek Carr (i.e. the win Monday Night Football win over the Denver Broncos. There are also disadvantages (i.e. the sound defeat at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs this past Sunday). No … Continue reading Aspuria’s Assertions: It’s imperative Carr remain assertive
My offense, my responsibility. That’s the Derek Carr the Oakland Raiders sorely need. This past Monday night, the quarterback took full ownership of the offense by telling head coach Jon Gruden what he wanted to do instead of asking his … Continue reading Quick Slants: This is the Derek Carr Raiders sorely need
Let’s not kid ourselves, here. The Oakland Raiders depth chart does have Ryan Grant listed as a starting wide receiver along with Tyrell Williams, however, we know who the No. 2 receiver is: Darren Waller. Waller paced the receiving group … Continue reading Aspuria’s Assertions: The No. 2 receiver is …