Raiders: Three Storylines for Week 2 of the Preseason

Football is officially back. The games may not count exactly but the Silver and Black are back playing football on a baseball infield. Jon Gruden’s second Raider debut went about as well as could be expected. The starters looked sharp. … Continue reading Raiders: Three Storylines for Week 2 of the Preseason

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Raiders’ Defense Showcasing Impressive Youth

The Oakland Raiders are now 0-3 in this year’s NFL Preseason, and despite what pundits are saying, the defense has shown some young, bright spots we can look forward to seeing.

While there’s little argument that this team will go as far as quarterback Derek Carr will take them, the defense will have to do its part, and in spite of the final score, the first team defense did a solid job yesterday. What’s impressing so far in the preseason is the youngsters on the squad as we all know this defense is anchored by the likes of Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin. Continue reading Raiders’ Defense Showcasing Impressive Youth

Communication Breakdown: Raiders’ defensive miscues continue

Tell me if you have heard this story before; the Oakland Raiders struggled on defense. The Raiders defense looking lackluster in the first two preseason games of 2017 might very well be an understatement right now. Continue reading Communication Breakdown: Raiders’ defensive miscues continue

Top 3 Individual Performances of the Raiders’ Week 2 Preseason Matchup

The Oakland Raiders are now halfway done with the NFL preseason, and the narrative seems familiar; offense looks outstanding, and the defense looks lousy. However, despite some weariness to judge these preseason performances too closely, there was a lot of good performances for the Raiders that should be cause for optimism. Continue reading Top 3 Individual Performances of the Raiders’ Week 2 Preseason Matchup

Raider Ramble: A Preseason Predication

Every year each NFL team plays four preseason games. Moreover, every year the players, pundits, and coaches remind us that the preseason is simply a time to evaluate players, shake off the rust and build the fans’ excitement. In spite of these reminders, many fans cannot help but use the preseason as a crystal ball for the upcoming regular season. Continue reading Raider Ramble: A Preseason Predication

Raiders vs. Rams Prediction: Three Players Destined to Shine

Oakland’s first preseason game of 2017 produced much drama and perhaps raised more questions than answers. Questions like: Is Ken Norton Jr. the right man for the job? How will the Raiders use a struggling Sean Smith? How do the Raider’s shuffle the offensive line around to most effectively protect the quarterback? Is Reggie Nelson over the hill? Continue reading Raiders vs. Rams Prediction: Three Players Destined to Shine