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A Mid-season Review of the Raiders’ 2018 Draft Class 

We are now halfway through one of, if not the most disappointing and depressing seasons in Raiders’ history. Through nine games, it has become very clear that the Oakland Raiders are punting this season, and building for the future. The future has a chance to be very bright, as Jon Gruden has essentially taken over …

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Carving Out Roles for the 2018 Oakland Raider Defensive Line

Jon Gruden and Co. did their best to keep Gruden’s word of adding interior pass rushing help. In Rounds 2 and 5, the Raiders added a small school superstar in PJ Hall and a superstar with health concerns in Maurice Hurst. Also, Arden Key, the 2016 SEC sack leader, was selected in the 3rd round …

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The VEGAS Archives: Contextualizing the 2018 Raiders’ Draft

At my core, I am a Raider fan. Before Fridays on the radio covering high school football, before the blogging, the podcasts, and everything else, for me, there was Raiders fandom. I remember the bad football in the 1990s watching those games with my family after long hours at the tailgate. Those seasons were bad, …

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Opinion: Gruden’s gambles show his intent

“I’m just ‘bout that action, boss.” That’s the jewel Marshawn Lynch dropped during media sessions before Super Bowl XLVIII. Turns out that quote is apropos for Jon Gruden. The Oakland Raiders head coach isn’t merely dipping his toes into the kiddie pool in his return to the NFL, he’s diving into the deep end. Scratch …

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Entrenched: Gruden Intently Focused On Fixing The Lines

Protect the quarterback. Disrupt the quarterback. Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden’s draft-day intentions focused on exactly just that on Day 1 and 2: Round 1: Offensive tackle Kolton Miller (UCLA) Round 2: Defensive tackle P.J. Hall (Sam Houston State) Round 3: Offensive tackle Brandon Parker (North Carolina A&T) and Edge Arden Key (LSU) And …

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Quick Slants: It’s Miller Time in Oakland

Unbridled fury. That best describes the visceral anger that spread like wildfire amongst Raider Nation when Oakland selected Kolton Miller with the 15th overall pick (after a trade) in the NFL draft on Thursday night. Throughout the day, any mention of an offensive lineman when it came to the Raiders’ first-round pick was met with ridicule, …

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