No NFL fan wants to think their season is over before Halloween, but for Raider Nation, this is the case. The team is 1-4 through five weeks, and the only team in the AFC West that they don’t have a … Continue reading No Silver (and Black) Lining: 2018 Is Not Oakland’s Year
After stealing off-season headlines when they brought back Jon Gruden, the Oakland Raiders gutted their roster in conjunction with a different approach to free agency as well as the draft that had been the norm in the last couple of … Continue reading Derek Carr: Frustration Lined With Promise
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
Ryan Smith is back with the silver (and black) lining, this time about Oakland’s 20-19 loss in Denver. Continue reading The Silver (And Black) Lining: Week Two
Somehow, someway, we find a silver (and black) lining in an ugly Raider loss. Continue reading The Silver (And Black) Lining: Week One
When the Oakland Raiders take the field in September the usual suspect will be the flag bearers. Jon Gruden, Derek Carr, and eventually Khalil Mack will get the lion’s share of credit or blame and rightfully so. However, the season will … Continue reading The Raiders’ Secret Superstars
It’s hard to believe it’s only been seven months since Mark Davis successfully lured Jon Gruden out of the broadcasting booth back onto the sideline, but it has. It’s been a long, exciting, and interesting off-season.
There’s a lot of hype and even more doubt surrounding the team, and everyone’s excited about September 10th, when Gruden calls plays as Oakland’s head coach for the first time since January 19th, 2002. However, after having the same four or five conversations about what scares and excites me as a fan, I’ve decided to consolidate them all into one article. So here it is, the quintessential guide to everything Jon Gruden. Continue reading The Gruden Guide: A Raiders Fan’s Guide to Jon Gruden’s Raiders
Finally, football isn’t too far from its glorious return, with training camp just around the corner. Optimism is flowing throughout the Oakland Raiders organization but time will tell if they are truly back on the map as a contender. One … Continue reading The Throwing Games: Carr and a new look WR corps
The Oakland Raiders expect to see a big year from quarterback Derek Carr and weapons have been added to help him meet that expectation. Carr deserves a stable that will stand up and work for him, and there are several of those guys on the roster now. Here are the final roster weapons, when all is said and done. Continue reading Raiders Roster Final 53 – The Offensive Arsenal
When the pressure is mounting, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has been a magician. From Carr’s historic 2016 season where he seemingly drove the team to victory in the waning moments on a routine basis, to his epic Thursday Night Football performance … Continue reading Full Throttle: Carr Revs Up Under Pressure