Carr’s magic number is 35

Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden have no time for tomfoolery. By stealing Antonio Brown from Pittsburgh, inking Trent Brown to the richest contract bestowed upon an offensive lineman and landing wide receiver Tyrell Williams, the Oakland Raiders general manager and … Continue reading Carr’s magic number is 35

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Opinion: Giving Carr resources not only helps him, but the next QB (if it happens)

Whether or not you believe Derek Carr is the franchise quarterback for the Raiders, drafting and assembling weapons and protection around him isn’t only sound — it future proofs whomever becomes the QB if the team moves on from DC. … Continue reading Opinion: Giving Carr resources not only helps him, but the next QB (if it happens)

Marquel Lee: Too early to anoint, dismiss the young linebacker

The jury is still out on Marquel Lee, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. While it’s still too early to emphatically say that the 6-foot-3, 235-pound 2017 fifth-round pick is a long term answer at the linebacker position, it’s equally premature to write him off as well. After all, Lee is only 23 (24 in October) and learning both the nuances of the NFL game and Paul Guenther’s intricate defensive schemes. Lee is the epitome of former Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie’s and Guenther’s philosophy starting linebackers can be cultivated and developed in the latter stages of the NFL … Continue reading Marquel Lee: Too early to anoint, dismiss the young linebacker