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After Review: video study of the Raiders’ offense versus the Dolphins

Here are some observations on the Raiders offense versus the Miami Dolphins. I was not able to watch this game live due to a family emergency and I mostly watched the All-22 coaches film, which does not have the CBS announcer audio-track. Therefore, I do not know what the announcers focused on during the broadcast […]

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After Review: video study of the Raiders offense vs Patriots

Here are some thoughts, in no particular order, after re-watching every offensive snap of the Raiders’ week 3 game versus the Patriots using NFL.com’s Game Rewind coaches film feature: -Darren McFadden continues to show poor vision. He struggled in the zone scheme (twice) because he was not able to see where holes would open up […]

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Raiders vs Texans: What to watch

The Raiders looked nothing like the team they want to be when they took the field last Sunday versus the Jets in New Jersey. The team wants to be a power run team but ran for a measly 1.7 yards per carry on only 15 carries. The team wants to boast a strong defense, but […]

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Takeaways: Thoughts on the Raiders 19-14 loss to the Jets

It is a make or break season for Raiders head coach Dennis Allen and his staff, who have gone 4-12 in their first two seasons in Oakland and must show improvement in 2014 to stay. You would think that sort of pressure would make a man edgy, but whatever reason, Allen doesn’t seem worried about […]

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Raiders vs Jets: What to watch

Real Raiders football – football that actually counts – is almost here! The Raiders start their regular season with an across-the-country trip to New York/New Jersey, to play the Jets on Sunday, at 10am PT. The Raiders have historically played poorly when traveling to the east coast and head coach Dennis Allen decided they would […]

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The Raiders announce initial 53

The Raiders, like all NFL teams, cut their team down from 75 to 53 players, today. Here are the players that initially made the cut. It should be said, however, that some of these players may not be on the squad, still, a week from now. The Raiders will likely make at least a couple […]

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Takeaways: Thoughts on the Raiders 41-31 victory over the Seahawks

Carr is not the Raiders QB of the future: He is not because saying that he is the QB of the future implies that he is not the QB of the present and after Thursday’s performance, he is clearly the best quarterback on the Raiders roster. Carr was an extremely impressive 11 for 13 for […]

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Final 53 projection: Raiders’ defense

The Raiders have now completed training camp and played in all four pre-season games. They have, in the last week, cut their team down to only 75 players. Now comes the truly difficult part: trimming the roster down to the final 53 players. Here are my projections of who that will include: For the offensive […]

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Final 53 projection: Raiders’ offense

The Raiders have now completed training camp and played in all four pre-season games. They have, in the last week, cut their team down to only 75 players. Now comes the truly difficult part: trimming the roster down to the final 53 players. Here are my projections of who that will include: For the defensive […]

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What to Watch: Raiders versus Seahawks

The Raiders will have their fourth preseason game tomorrow, going against the Seattle Seahawks at home at 7 pm PT. Typically, the 4th preseason game is a snoozer –and it may well be this year, too – but there is some reason to believe that this year’s game will offer a bit more in the […]

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Takeaways: Thoughts on the Raiders 31-21 loss to the Packers (plus first cuts)

Schaub’s arm limitations are painfully apparent: In this game, more than any other game this preseason, Schaub’s physical limitations were clear to see. He can still make all of the throws on the field but he lacks the velocity to throw strikes, which means that either he must throw with great anticipation or the receiver […]

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Raiders versus Packers: What to watch

The Raiders will take the field in Green Bay against the Packers, tonight. If the pre-season tells us anything about a team – and I think it does – the third game is the best barometer of where the team will start the season because it is the game when the starting unit plays the […]

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