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Raiders training camp: Week 2 story-lines

Building off Training Camp’s first week’s story-lines, here are the things that TFDS has been monitoring with the second set of training camp practices in the books:   Iron sharpens Iron “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” ~Proverbs 27:17 – The Raiders offense and defense both appear better this year but it’s […]


Raiders’ Biggest Gambles and Safest Bets Heading Into 2016

The Oakland Raiders head into the 2016 season full of intrigue, promise, and uncertainty.  They are a possible sleeper that could make waves in the AFC, maybe even ending their 13 year playoff drought.  The moves made by Raiders management this offseason were widely praised by the media but positive press isn’t worth anything in […]

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Raiders training camp: Week 1 story-lines

After today, the Raiders are through four training camp practices and have a day off tomorrow. You may not have been able to follow every snap of every practice so here are the main story-lines I’m following at this point: Ben Heeney is looking like a starter One of the most interesting developments of the […]

After rough beginning, McKenzie has earned his extension

The Raiders haven’t had a winning season since 2002, including the last four years when the Raiders have been helmed by first-time GM Reggie McKenzie. Despite no playoff berths and a poor return of wins in his time, McKenzie and the Raiders have agreed to a 4-year extension of his contract the team revealed last […]

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2016 Fantasy Outlook: Oakland Raiders Top Three Values

The Oakland Raiders are poised to be competitive again in the 2016 campaign and there is plenty of excitement from the Bay Area. Fantasy Football aficionados should be sharing in the excitement, as well, because they will have plenty of Silver and Black options to pick from when their draft day comes. For the first season in quite some […]

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5 Big Predictions about the 2016 Oakland Raiders

Training camp begins this week for most NFL teams and expectations are high for the 2016 Raiders. Fans and media alike believe that this is the year that the Raiders will make playoffs for the first time since the 2002-2003 season. Predicting playoffs alone is too simple, too plain for me. Here are 5 big […]

Giorgio Tavecchio

2016 Oakland Raiders: Highlighting four position battles heading into Training Camp

The Oakland Raiders have a lot of their starting spots filled for the 2016 season. That’s great news for a team that many consider a solid contender to earn a wildcard in the AFC.  There will be fewer starting spots in the mix, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be camp battles worth paying attention early. Indeed, […]

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Camp injuries Raiders first big hurdle

Thankfully, we are nearing the end of the NFL’s slow season – with training camp starting in a little over 2 weeks – and it has been a particularly slow year for the Raiders, who have been without much drama in recent memory. In fact, the only real drama around the team these days is […]


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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans looks on as the Texans play the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter on October 8, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Report: At least 3 teams have inquired about Arian Foster

Interest is starting to gain steam in free agent running back Arian Foster. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Foster has been contacted by “at least” three teams in the recent days or weeks. The 29-year-old running back was released by the Houston Texans this offseason after playing in only four games during an injury plagued […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 20:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 20, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Michael Crabtree compares Derek Carr to Brett Favre

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wears No. 4 in honor of Brett Favre, the soon-to-be Hall of Fame quarterback who was once Carr’s football hero. One of Carr’s top receivers now believes the third-year quarterback has a little Favre to his game. “A gunslinger? He’s always going to be a gunslinger, and I love that,” Raiders receiver […]

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 21:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Coliseum on December 21, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Five NFL teams that improved during the 2016 offseason

Rex Ryan can claim that the Bills are the NFL’s 2016 offseason champions, but since pads aren’t worn during the offseason, that hollow title is up for debate. Offseason activities across the league ended Thursday with 25 teams wrapping up their mandatory minicamps. The other seven teams finished last week. So now we can look back at free […]

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shakes hands with Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors after the Warriors defeated the Cavs 105 to 97 to win Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NBA Finals Ticket Prices Up for Warriors, Down for Cavaliers

Leading up to the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers have breezed their way through the playoffs, sweeping their opponents in the first and second rounds, and beating the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals in six games. In the West, the Golden State Warriors, who were down three games to one to the Oklahoma […]

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks looks on from the sideline in the second quarter against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Pro Football Focus gives Seahawks, Panthers worst offseason grade

Pro Football Focus gave both the Seahawks and Panthers a C-minus for their offseason moves, the lowest grade of any team. The Raiders and Jaguars, meanwhile, are at the head of the class. Both received an A in PFF’s series on offseason grades that was completed Thursday. The departure of All-Pro Josh Norman is the […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Khalil Mack #52 of the Oakland Raiders looks on during the second half of their NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Coliseum on September 13, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Derek Carr thinks Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks in 2016

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wasn’t kidding when he said All-Pro teammate Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks in 2016. “I think he’s going to sack the quarterback 30 times,” Carr said, via “Watch the tape. He’s held every play. He’s like nobody else in the league. He’s talented.” The NFL record for sacks in […]