Jon Gruden “the coach” brought a revitalizing energy to the Oakland Raiders in the wake of Jack Del Rio’s exit. But, Gruden “the general manager” well, not so much. In spite of this, right now, the “general manager” is looking, … Continue reading Is It Time to Eat Crow For Those Who Buried Jon Gruden?
There is a ton of buzz surrounding the Oakland Raiders this season. People who have been around the team are taking notice of their roster turnaround orchestrated by Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock. There are a ton of … Continue reading Raiders: Mike Mayock’s Philosophy Already Paying Dividends
This week, it was confirmed that Raiders own Mark Davis is the one calling the shots in Oakland. Here’s why that should disturb the Raider Nation. Continue reading Missing the Mark: Davis & His Dangerous Decisions
After Khalil Mack was traded, much of Raider Nation and the rest of the NFL community were shocked that it actually happened. The Oakland Raiders had traded a future Hall of Fame player. Adding salt to the wound, in his … Continue reading Mack’s Performance Justifies Trade
As the fires from the post-trade riots die down, Ryan Smith attempts to lead the Raider Nation through the five stages of grief. Continue reading Khalil Mack and the Five Stages of Grief
Meet Chris Warren III, he’s an undrafted rookie from the University of Texas, who was one of three players to sign with Oakland following their rookie mini-camp in May. It was expected that Marshawn Lynch, Doug Martin, and either Jalen … Continue reading Raiders’ Chris Warren III: in a ‘dogfight’ for a roster spot
First and foremost the Raiders would be mightily unwise to deal one of the best defensive players in the NFL and I personally don’t see it coming to fruition. However, here at the Ramble, it’s important to cover all angles. With … Continue reading The Unthinkable? Trade Possibilities for Khalil Mack
It’s hard to see a bright side in the absence of stud pass rusher, Khalil Mack, but @RyanSmithNFL thinks he’s found a silver (and black) lining. Continue reading The Silver (And Black) Lining: Making the Best of Khalil Mack’s Absence
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden appears to be tongue in cheek serious about his comments in getting the Raiders back to their 1998 offense. A key to Oakland’s offense the last few years has been wide receiver Michael Crabtree, however, he has moved on and the team has added Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant. Also new to the team is tight end Derrick Carrier as well as Doug Martin and Keith Smith to the backfield.
The new changes are strikingly similar to the 1970’s George Allen led Washington Redskins and their “Over-the-Hill-Gang.” With an aging team and contracts also playing a factor for others, certain players may not be around beyond the 2018 season. Continue reading Another One Bites The Dust? Four Raiders Who Might Not Be Back In ’19
The 2018 Oakland Raiders draft could go down as one of the most historic and polarizing events in the illustrious history of the Silver and Black. From offensive lineman Kolton Miller to wide receiver Marcell Ateman, let’s break down the … Continue reading NFL: Ranking The Raiders Draft Picks