Raiders: Predicting Training Camp Breakout Players

Before the Silver and Black get to their first preseason contest against the Detroit Lions, the final 53-man roster and many position battles still must be sorted out. While training camp certainly won’t be the final benchmark, the happenings in Napa, CA will go a long way to decide how the depth chart takes shape. Continue reading Raiders: Predicting Training Camp Breakout Players

The Raiders’ most important position coach: Derek Ansley

When the Raiders poached Derek Ansley away from the Alabama coaching staff, it was viewed as a great hire.
Ansley has come up from the vaunted Nick Saban coaching tree and helped develop some high-level defensive back prospects. Being a former college DB himself, Ansley joined the Alabama staff initially with experience as a coordinator. However, what maybe wasn’t clear before, but certainly is now, is that he is the most important position coach. After a secondary unit that took 13 weeks to produce an interception (the first of the year was snagged by a linebacker), Ansley is expected to improve the group significantly. Continue reading The Raiders’ most important position coach: Derek Ansley