From 2003 to 2015 the Oakland Raiders could only manage 63 wins. The Raiders were a team dubbed “The Team of the Decades”, yet for over a decade, winning and excellence shown on the field were a rare achievement. When the two most consistently good players on a team are the kicker and punter, wins will undoubtedly be hard to come by.
However, this narrative appeared to change in 2016. A miraculous Week 1 win over the New Orleans Saints kick-started what was a 12-4 season that ended the Raiders’ long playoff drought. This was the first time since 2000 that the Raiders amassed 12 wins and it was the first double-digit winning season since 2002. Needless to say, success was far from the norm in the East Bay. Continue reading NFL Network Predicts Raiders Schedule
As it stands now per Gilbert Manzano of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the long-time voice of the Oakland Raiders, Greg Papa, is on his way out. Papa has served as the play-by-play radio voice of the Raiders since the 1993 season.
Taking over for Papa will be Brent Musburger as he signed a three-year contract which will start this season. Continue reading Oakland Raiders usher in new era with Brent Musburger
Tennyson High School, Hayward, CA, varsity football, and basketball coach Anthony (AJ) Jackson is a resource for his Bay Area communities and all young people in need of help.
Coach Jackson works primarily in the East Bay community as a Dropout Prevention Coordinator at Cal-State East Bay located in the Hayward Hills but that’s just his day job. Jackson is the CEO of www.FamF1rst.com Athlete Services.
Jackson, a self-described resource for the Fam 1st Family Foundation founded by Marshawn Lynch, Josh Johnson, and Marcus Peters. The goal is empowerment and education of underprivileged youth and giving back to the city of Oakland and in general. “We decided this is for them. It’s a reminder, a value system, we used to say we put our family first do you?” Continue reading The Power of Influence: FamF1rst
I want to take a moment to give thanks for Sebastian Janikowski, who we have not seen all year in a uniform, but now it seems, the end of an extraordinary era in Oakland. Raiders informed kicker Sebastian Janikowski today … Continue reading Thank You, Sebastian Janikowski
As the rumors of Jon Gruden making a return to coaching continue to dominate NFL discussions, there is more fuel being added to the fire. Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group reports that Gruden informed over the phone … Continue reading Jon Gruden Confirms Interest in Raiders Head Coaching Vacancy
The swiftness of Jack Del Rio’s dismissal would have you believe that the Jon Gruden rumor mill will finally come to an end as he returns to be the Raiders head coach. Multiple media outlets have confirmed that it could … Continue reading Interesting Dilemma for John Morton
The current rumor surrounding the Oakland Raiders is a potential mega coaching/partnership agreement between owner Mark Davis and Jon Gruden. It was less than a week ago that Gruden was rumored to be returning to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, … Continue reading Could Raiders Pursue Jim Bob Cooter?
Not 24 hours ago Scott Winter reported on informal talks starting between Raiders’ owner Mark Davis and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden. While the “Grumor” Mill frequently turns in Raider Nation come December, it would appear this time the reports … Continue reading “Grumors” Picking up Major Steam
With Darren McFadden’s retirement and Sebastian Janikowski’s career possibly drawing to a close, it will be the end of an era for the Raiders. Yesterday, former Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden officially retired from playing in the NFL. The … Continue reading A Look Back at What Might’ve Been as Darren McFadden Retires
Both Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib are suspended in the fallout from yesterday’s ugly incident. Yesterday’s fight between Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has resulted in suspensions for both. Earlier via his Twitter account, Ian … Continue reading The Hammer Drops As Raiders’ Crabtree Is Suspended