Rory’s Ruminations: Important Trends Developing in Oakland

Four weeks into the season and the Oakland Raiders finally produced their first victory. It took overtime and the game ended with nearly 90 points, but in the end the Raiders were victorious 45-42 over the Cleveland Browns. Throughout the … Continue reading Rory’s Ruminations: Important Trends Developing in Oakland

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NFL Network Predicts Raiders Schedule

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

3 Bold Predictions for the 2017 NFL Draft

With the NFL draft only days away, excitement is running high for players and fans alike! The draft promises a fresh start for both young players and fans of teams that have struggled in the past. Every year, we enjoy getting a glimpse of how teams are built and the process that each team goes through to try to select quality talent from a pool of young athletes. Each selection is a little more than a gamble, as teams roll the dice on players based on talent observed throughout their college careers and betting that same talent will make that … Continue reading 3 Bold Predictions for the 2017 NFL Draft