Howie Long shared some really cool anecdotes with his son Chris. From scouts not knowing whether he was black to a potential comeback after his Hall of Fame induction, listening to what Howie has to say is a most. Continue reading Raiders Great Howie Long Discusses QB Carr and Oakland Exit
An era came and went and for the better or the worse, the Raiders left on a sour note. Continue reading End of the Oakland Era (II) as only the Raiders could
Believe it or not, Raiders have the players on the roster right now to fix their defensive woes. The defensive secondary for the Oakland Raiders has been disappointing, to say the least. It’s no secret that the ability to cover … Continue reading Could The Raiders’ Secondary Be Great Now?
Before Deion Sanders, there was Cliff Branch. Long before “Neon Deion” dazzled sporting No. 21, “Speed Kills” was the “OG” 21 lighting up the NFL. “He said it verbally: “You’re not going to cover me,’” Ronnie Lott said of Branch … Continue reading Olive Branch: Raiders WR’s latest HOF bid snapped again
Having grown up a Los Angeles Raiders fan in a family that bled “Silver and Black,” I was always familiar with the names that came to define the particular era; Marcus Allen, Howie Long, and of course, Todd Christensen. Lately, there’s been a lot of discussions and justifiably so, of when Cliff Branch will be enshrined in the NFL Hall Of Fame in Canton, Ohio but what about Christensen? A tight end that to his credit helped revolutionize the position also merits discussion. Continue reading A Son’s Retrospect: A look at a Raiders’ Legend
Every year NFL teams allow a select few, undrafted players to compete at their training camps. Upon completion of the draft, NFL teams are allowed to sign as many undrafted free agents (UDFA’s) as they want as long as they stay within the 90 man roster limit. It is an opportunity to fulfill a life long dream for these young men; to have a career in the National Football League. Continue reading Undrafted: Are you worthy?
Playing with a monstrous offensive line and a future superstar in quarterback Derek Carr puts Lynch in prime position to have a season for the ages. Looking at some examples history says that a Raider having an outstanding season past the age of 30 hasn’t exactly happened; Lynch might be the one to set a new trend. Continue reading Retrospect: Raiders running backs and the “30-year-old” mark
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. Continue reading Al Davis’s “Baker’s Dozen”: 13 Great 2nd Round Picks
New Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was assigned the iconic number “24”, which was once worn by retired Raider and All-Pro Charles Woodson when he became a member of the team. But just how meaningful is that number in the grand scope of things? Continue reading Beast Mode set to wear Raiders’ legend Charles Woodson’s iconic “24”