Tom Flores: Hall of Fame or Walk of Shame?

What are the pros and cons of Tom Flores getting into the NFL Hall of Fame? Continue reading Tom Flores: Hall of Fame or Walk of Shame?

Part III: Top 3 Wide Receivers during Raider’s “Dark Age”

Denarius Moore’s consistent play was enough to put him higher on this list than Curry even though Curry had more receiving yards. I had forgotten about Porter’s suspension in 2006 which stemmed from his bickering with then head coach Art Shell. I always wonder what these receivers could have done with the young star the Raiders now have under center. Either way, real fans can appreciate how far the Raiders have come from those days and enjoy even more the present day success. Continue reading Part III: Top 3 Wide Receivers during Raider’s “Dark Age”

Al Davis’s “Baker’s Dozen”: 13 Great 2nd Round Picks

Everyone loves the first round of the NFL draft when teams choose the biggest names coming out of college. Al Davis chose 555 players in his long career, from Tony Lorick to Terrelle Pryor, including Marcus Allen, Jack Tatum, Tim Brown, Sebastian Janikowski, and many other great Raiders in Round One.

Yet he, his scouts, and general managers also found many stars in Round Two, many of them small-school or obscure players who went on to stellar careers. More recently, the Oakland Raiders have added three intriguing players to the defense from Round Two in the last three drafts—Mario Edwards in 2015, Jihad Ward in 2016, and Obi Melifonwu this year. Continue reading Al Davis’s “Baker’s Dozen”: 13 Great 2nd Round Picks

Lynch to Raiders sets the stage for revenge

Imagine the Oakland Coliseum on that day, number 24 is lined up in the “I-formation” as Carr hikes the ball then Lynch lunges one yard into the end zone with mere seconds on the clock to beat the Patriots. It would be a sword through the heart, maybe a sign that the end of the Patriots dynasty is nearing, finally Continue reading Lynch to Raiders sets the stage for revenge