Aspuria’s Assertions: Is the Raiders backup QB depth FUBAR?

Oh, the riveting rumination that goes through one’s mind watching uninteresting and downright comical Oakland Raiders quarterback play. It appears neither Connor Cook or EJ Manuel really want the primary backup gig to Derek Carr. Two sequences against the Los … Continue reading Aspuria’s Assertions: Is the Raiders backup QB depth FUBAR?

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Around the Ramble: Quick Hits from Preseason Opener

Football is finally back, Raider Nation, and while yes, it’s just preseason, there’s still plenty to dissect. With that being said, here’s what the team at RaiderRamble.com had to say regarding the action. Enjoy the quick hits. @HMAYBERRY8 My biggest … Continue reading Around the Ramble: Quick Hits from Preseason Opener

Three Raiders that no one’s talking about

The Oakland Raiders have one of the more star-studded NFL rosters heading into 2017. Last year, the Raiders had 7 Pro Bowl nominations turning heads around the league with elite talent on both sides of the ball.  

General manager Reggie McKenzie shuffled the roster thru various personnel transactions during the off-season which has resulted in the most competitive camp roster depth in nearly 15 years. The big names dominate the headlines, but what players are not being talked about that can fill critical roles on this team? Continue reading Three Raiders that no one’s talking about

Position Battles: Who’ll be the backup behind Carr this season?

When Derek Carr went down in Week 16, the hopes of a dark horse run to a Super Bowl went down with him. Matt McGloin held his own early in Week 17 against the Broncos until he suffered a similar fate by going down with a shoulder injury, turning the spotlight over to Connor Cook. With McGloin now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, we turn to the two men who could be one play away from being the pivot in 2017. Continue reading Position Battles: Who’ll be the backup behind Carr this season?