The NFL season is around the corner and fans are ecstatic about the upcoming season. Here at the Raider Ramble, we want to see Las Vegas Raiders rookies and veterans alike take the field. There is one player that stands out, quarterback Derek Carr. It feels like yesterday when the Raiders drafted QB Derek Carr …
With cut-down day coming on Saturday, we have officially entered roster projection season. There have been quite a few outstanding individual preseason performances for the Oakland Raiders, so the coaching staff will have a bunch of tough decisions to make. Below the guys from the Fly Sweep Podcast take their shot at predicting what the …
Both Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib are suspended in the fallout from yesterday’s ugly incident. Yesterday’s fight between Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has resulted in suspensions for both. The Hammer Drops As Raiders’ Crabtree Is Suspended Earlier via his Twitter account, Ian Rapoport shared the news of the suspension. …
Can you feel it Raider Nation? The regular season is quickly approaching with the preseason now officially in the books. With those meaningless games (at least record wise) out of the way, let’s take a look at one the NFL’s best young passing duos; Derek Carr and Amari Cooper, affectionately known as “AC/DC.”
Linebacker Ben Heeney was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 5th round of the 2015 NFL Draft and was considered a fierce hitter when he was selected. After much hope, it seems this preseason Heeney has disappeared albeit it due to injury leaving his immediate future in doubt.
His first year was promising with 38 tackles, two assists, and 2.5 sacks. He started his second year with the tragedy of his best friend and roommate at Kansas committing suicide and then ending his season with a severe ankle injury. PFF has him projected at almost 75 solo tackles for this upcoming assuming everything’s good to go.
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.
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Johnny Burczak, a man who follows all things Kansas City Chiefs and co-hosts a podcast called WildWestAFC Podcast. Now I do not usually fraternize with the enemy because I am acutely aware that Raiders versus Chiefs is the best AFC West rivalry in my book, but in this instance, I was looking for another man’s opinion on perhaps Oakland’s fiercest rival.
After Raider Ramble’s somewhat controversial pick in last week’s preview of the AFC West, we now turn our attentions to the AFC South. After finishing a combined 29-35, only two other divisions (NFC West & AFC North) finished with a worse combined record. However, it seems like this division is brimming with talent and perhaps this will be the season its teams put it all together. Let’s take a look at some of the most notable offseason moves made by each team.