Where have you been? The unfortunate case of Ben Heeney

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. Continue reading Where have you been? The unfortunate case of Ben Heeney

“Behind Enemy Lines”: Insight into one of the Raiders’ most hated rivals

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.

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RaiderRamble.com Preview: AFC South Predictions

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. Continue reading RaiderRamble.com Preview: AFC South Predictions

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”

Happy Father’s Day from Raiders Fan Radio

When I was five years old I could tell you all about Kenny Stabler, Fred Biletnikoff and Ted Hendricks. At ten years old in 1989 I watched an old timer’s flag football game featuring the throwback Raiders vs Steelers. I was lost in the crowd, after the game, while my father was trying to get Stabler’s autograph. As Father’s Day is now here I can’t help but think back and reflect on my father’s impact on my life. As a man and as a Raiders’ fan. Continue reading Happy Father’s Day from Raiders Fan Radio