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Recapping Raiders’ first week of training camp

The Raiders have their first day off training camp today after practicing each of the last four days. In this first group of practice sessions, here are my thoughts on an assortment of players, by position: Quarterback: Derek Carr looks solidly in command and ready to lead the Raiders to victory. The offense is clearly […]

Charles Woodson

Corps Players: Defensive Secondary

This is the ninth and final piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. Other positional corps in the series: Wide Receivers,  Tight Ends,  Offensive Line, Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Fullbacks, Defensive Line, Linebackers   The Raiders secondary was poor last […]

Mack Sio

Corps Players: Linebackers

This is the eighth piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. Other positional corps in the series: Wide Receivers,  Tight Ends,  Offensive Line, Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Fullbacks, Defensive Line   It was the best of times, it was the […]

Justin Ellis

Corps Players: Defensive Line

This is the seventh piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. Other positional corps in the series: Wide Receivers,   Tight Ends,  Offensive Line, Quarterbacks, Running Backs, and Fullbacks.   The Raiders’ defensive line, a weakness overall in 2014, […]

Marcel Reece

Corps Players: Fullbacks

This is the sixth piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. This is also the final offensive positional group. For the wide receiver corps, click here.  For the tight end corps, click here.  For the offensive line, click here. […]

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Corps Players: Running Backs

This is the fifth piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. For the wide receiver corps, click here.  For the tight end corps, click here.  For the offensive line, click here. For the quarterbacks, click here.   The Raiders’ […]

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Corps Players: Quarterbacks

This is the fourth piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. For the wide receiver corps, click here.  For the tight end corps, click here.  For the offensive line, click here.   July 4th is not only America’s birthday. […]

Raiders’ 2015 Draft Class Reports with Real-Ish Insights

TFDS contributor AJ DeMello has exhaustively reviewed each of the Raiders’ 10 draft picks to break down their strengths and weaknesses like no other site offers. The content of this article comes from the twisted mind of AJ DeMello and is for entertainment and comedy purposes. For more of his jokes and one liners follow […]

Jon Feliciano

Corps Players: Offensive Line

This is the third piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. For the wide receiver corps, click here. For the tight end corps, click here.   Today’s Corps Players examines the Raiders offensive line personnel changes and how I […]

Clive Walford

Corps players: Tight Ends

This is the second piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. For the wide receiver corps, click here.   Today’s unit of focus is tight ends which, like the teams’ wide receivers, should be in line for a bump […]

Amari Cooper

Corps players: Wide Receiver

This is the first piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it.   Jumping right in. The Raiders’ wide receiver corps is perhaps the most improved area of the team. The Raiders top receiving threat going into 2014 was Rod […]

Raiders’ “best available players” are versatile, address needs

I believe Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie when he says that the team would take the best available player in the draft. If anything, this draft class serves to highlight that the word “best” is extremely subjective. Throughout the draft, the “best player available” was consistently a player that needed an upgrade at starter or had […]

Raiders Finally On Pace For Improvement, Ticket Market Indicates Optimism

Despite coming off their 12th straight losing season — the longest active streak in the National Football League — there’s actually some optimism surrounding the Oakland Raiders entering 2015. With a fine foundation of emerging young talent, to go along with the acquisition of proven head coach Jack Del Rio, the Raiders look like they […]

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2015 First Round Mock pt 2

For picks 1-16, click here. 17. San Diego Chargers – Cameron Erving, C, Florida St The Chargers have a big need at Center, with previous starter Nick Hardwick announcing that he was going to retire from the NFL. Erving is versatile, having played at multiple positions at Florida State, but his best fit is at Center, […]

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