Fly Sweep Podcast’s 53-Man Raiders Roster

With cut-down day coming on Saturday, we have officially entered roster projection season. There have been quite a few outstanding individual preseason performances for the Oakland Raiders, so the coaching staff will have a bunch of tough decisions to make. … Continue reading Fly Sweep Podcast’s 53-Man Raiders Roster

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Raiders Camp Battle Evaluations: Offense

Every year 90+ competitors, football players, athletes, and men converge on an NFL training camp with hopes of making their dreams come true. Make no mistake nor harbor false hope, the NFL is a results-oriented business and if you can’t … Continue reading Raiders Camp Battle Evaluations: Offense

Tale of the Tape: How Oakland will Slay the Giant

One game at a time. This is Oakland’s motto through the remaining five games of the season. A team that has walked on thin ice for most of the season in terms of making it to the playoffs took a … Continue reading Tale of the Tape: How Oakland will Slay the Giant

Overcoming the Loss of Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper

Michael Crabtree’s actions during Sunday’s game against Aqib Talib brought into question whether viewers were watching a football match or a fight on the undercard of a UFC event. Now Amari Cooper is likely missing time with a rolled ankle, … Continue reading Overcoming the Loss of Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper

Is the Raiders’ Jalen Richard the next Ray Rice?

Jalen Richard’s story is truly that of an underdog as he was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL draft. The rookie was pretty mediocre at best during his college career at Southern Mississippi as he rushed for over 1,000 only once during his four years with the Golden Eagles. Continue reading Is the Raiders’ Jalen Richard the next Ray Rice?

Raiders add three players in preparation for Training Camp

Earlier today, running back John Crockett, linebacker Brady Sheldon and offensive linemen Kareem Are, were signed by Raiders via the team’s official website. These appear to be summer “camp bodies” at worst and depth and special teams’ moves at best. Continue reading Raiders add three players in preparation for Training Camp

Part II: Top 3 Running Backs during Raider’s “Dark Age”

In part one of this series, we took a look at the top three quarterbacks of the Oakland Raiders’ “Dark Age”. I’ve deemed this time with such gloom immediately after the Raiders lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2002 NFL Super Bowl up through the 2013 season, the season before Derek Carr, Khalil Mack, and Gabe Jackson were drafted. During this period the Silver and Black combined for a total record of 53-123. So now we will take a look at the best running backs during from this disastrous period. Continue reading Part II: Top 3 Running Backs during Raider’s “Dark Age”

RaiderRamble.com Analysis: The Raiders offensive backfield

Of all the positional groups heading into The Oakland Raiders 2017 season, it’s hard to ignore the potential of the stable of running backs. This was an unproven group prior to the 2016 season with former Raider Latavius Murray being their only experienced back at the time. That year, Murray faced minimal competition before he earned the starting role.  The battles for the depth was settled among added 5th round draft pick DeAndre Washington, (Legendary Raider George Atkinson’s son) George Atkinson III and an unknown UDFA in Jalen Richard. Despite some highlight reel moments from Atkinson III, the retention of promising camp back Jalen Richard sealed Atkinson’s tenure with the Raiders. Continue reading RaiderRamble.com Analysis: The Raiders offensive backfield