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Raiders 2016 Draft about future, transition

Over the last three days, the Raiders added seven new players to their roster through the 2016 Draft. Since most of you are Raider fanatics, you’re probably already aware of every detail of the seven players but in case you have not seen anything about them, the seven added are: Safety Karl Joseph – A […]

Green Bay Packers director of football operations Reggie McKenzie, left, and director of college scouting John Dorsey work the phones  the phones in the war room  at Lambeau Field for the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 22, 2010, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Siegle, Pool) ** POOL PHOTO **

Who the Raiders should pick

For this year’s draft prep, I wanted to do something a little different and, hopefully, more valuable for you, the readers. With that in mind, I created this – a list of my top players, in order, for the Raiders. Bear in mind that these are my top players and they are specific for the […]

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Playoffs or Bust for 2016 Raiders

Reaching the playoffs – it’s the only measure of success for the Raiders next season, as the coach Jack Del Rio and GM Reggie McKenzie have made abundantly clear in offseason interviews. Winning the AFC West and making the playoffs has come up in essentially every interview from either of them since their season ended […]

Raiders let winning season slip away, still have records in play

The Raiders couldn’t get their footing – literally and figuratively – today in a 30-20 loss at home to Green Bay that not only officially eliminated them from the playoffs but also ruled out the possibility of them having their first winning season since 2002. Now at 6-8 and with two games to play, the […]

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Unity of Focus has Raiders on the Right Track

With Sunday’s win over the Jets, the Oakland Raiders moved to 4-3 on the season and, somewhat unexpectedly, into the lead for Wild Card contention in the AFC. It wasn’t just that the Raiders won, either. They won convincingly against an opponent who is also currently in line to make the playoffs. The Raiders offense […]

Raiders True Grit

Raiders show True Grit in win over Ravens

With 2:44 seconds left in the game, Baltimore’s Justin Tucker kicked a 31 yard field goal to give the Ravens their first lead in the game, going up over the home-team Raiders 33-30. I thought – as many of you probably did – that this was yet another example of the Raiders being the Raiders […]

Raiders’ “final” squad announced

The Raiders announced the cuts down to get to 53 players on their squad this afternoon. While these cuts are not likely to be the squad’s final iteration, here are the players that are on the team as of today:   Name Pos. McGloin, Matt QB Carr, Derek QB Murray, Latavius RB Jones, Taiwan RB […]

Raiders’ “final” roster prediction 2.0

With the Raiders’ third preseason game in the books and cuts starting to come in, here are my updated predictions for each position:   Quarterback (3): Derek Carr Matt McGloin Christian Ponder Details: No change to this area. These three are now the only QBs on the roster and it’s highly likely the team carries all […]

Raiders’ waiving of Dowling sends message to the team

Fans and media alike were caught by surprise this afternoon when the Raiders suddenly announced that second year safety Jonathan Dowling was being released by the team. Dowling, drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 Draft, had been consistently running as the second team free safety behind Nate Allen and looked to be getting […]

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Predicting the Raiders’ “final” roster

The Raiders, along with every other NFL team, must trim their roster down starting next Tuesday to 75 players with another, bigger cut to follow on September 5th to get the “final” 53 players. That “final” roster is, of course, not final and is always a work in progress with changes and tweaks but for […]

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Rod Streater returns to practice, Raiders face tough choices at WR

Rod Streater, arguably the best wide receiver on the Raiders at this point last year, has missed the first 11 practice sessions with an undisclosed illness. According to Streater, the illness isn’t only undisclosed – it’s as of yet undiagnosed. “I’ve worked with the doctors for a while trying to figure out what was going […]

Recapping Raiders’ second week of camp

The Raiders have a day off today, their second break since camp started. Prior to today’s day off the team had practiced for 5 consecutive days and now have a total of 9 practices under their belt. Despite that low number, I’m breaking the time into “weeks” with the days off as the “weekends.” Here […]

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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 […]

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