Everyone knew that the Oakland Raiders would be active in free agency, but the most important move in Jon Gruden’s second at-bat was yet another trade. This acquisition should have returns in the same calendar year, which is probably a … Continue reading How the Antonio Brown trade refocused the Raiders long term future
Derek Carr continues to prove that he is the Oakland Raiders’ best chance at redemption. This may seem quite obvious now, but entering the trade deadline it wasn’t so clear. While there have been fans and pundits “stanning” for #4 … Continue reading Carr insured? The future of the Raiders’ signal caller
When the season began no one knew what to expect other than fireworks of some kind. There were some hints of the coming storm, but nothing that suggested this scorched earth policy through nine weeks.
In some ways, for all of the media fanfare, there is nothing else that can be written about the Oakland Raiders 2018 season. This painful truth places many reporters, beat writers, and even bloggers in the grotesque cycle of struggling to avoid replicating the same things being written all over the internet at the same time. Continue reading The Plight of a Raider Blogger
The NFL has long been openly distilled down to “Not For Long” and it seems Jon Gruden has embraced this moniker. In a league where Bill Belichick freely trades or cuts formerly (and still) talented players a year early, Gruden … Continue reading Jon Gruden brings NBA trades to the NFL
Fans of the Silver and Black have to be pulling their hair out wondering what has happened with their beloved Raiders. Two seasons, ago all-world defensive end Khalil Mack was winning Defensive Player of the Year, and Derek Carr was … Continue reading Oakland Raiders: 1-5 through Gruden’s Eyes
Earlier we looked at the peaks, valleys, and pits on the Oakland Raiders offense, for the defense, however, the lines were a bit less clear. Young players like Gareon Conley and Maurice Hurst got their first taste of game-changing plays, … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Week 4 Raiders Defense
After the first win of the season, Raider Nation is understandably exhausted.
Many fans, myself included, began to shovel dirt on what would have been a Silver and Black grave had the Cleveland Browns won. Instead, with a little “help” from some missed calls, the Raiders strong-armed their way back into the game and closed out for the first time this season. Let’s examine the best, the worst, and the deeply concerning for this team moving forward, in particular, the offense. Continue reading The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: Week 4 Raiders Offense
After four weeks in the NFL season, the Oakland Raiders finally tasted victory (and Jon Gruden’s first victory since returning) and in dramatic fashion no less. Let’s take a look and see what the crew at the Raider Ramble had to say about the win this week. Continue reading Around The Ramble: Week 4
After what is by far the worst loss of the young season, Jon Gruden and Derek Carr have much to atone for. @sik0simmons The Raiders are not paying them, combined, almost a quarter of a billion dollars for an 0-3 … Continue reading Around the Ramble: Week 3 Musings
The second week in the NFL regular season has come and gone, and for the Oakland Raiders, the struggles continue as they now sit at 0-2. However, there were definitely some positives to come out of this contest despite the difficult loss, … Continue reading Around the Ramble: A look back on Week 2