Mocking the mocks: Reviewing 2014 mock draft accuracy

Last year, right before the 2014 NFL Daft, I gathered a number of final first-round mock drafts from a variety of sources with the intent of scoring the accuracy of each mock so I could track the results. I reviewed 21 mock drafts in all. The highest points were awarded for the correct team picking […]

Tale of the Tape: new Raiders safety Nate Allen

For my second 2015 Tale of the Tape, I wanted to review new free agent safety Nate Allen and get an idea what kind of player he was. Unlike Rodney Hudson, Dan Williams or Curtis Lofton, Allen’s signing brought more scorn and derision than it did praise or hope. This made me curious because Pro […]

Raiders Have Improved During Offseason; Await Draft For Further Reinforcements

The Oakland Raiders are coming off another season in which they finished last in the AFC West. However, the team has started to see some bright spots. Linebacker Khalil Mack was one of the best rookies in the NFL last season on the defensive side of the football. In addition, quarterback Derek Carr showed some […]

After Review

Tale of the Tape: new Raiders LB Curtis Lofton

Over the last day I’ve watched a few Saints games to get a sense of new Raiders LB Curtis Lofton – what are his strengths and weaknesses and how does he project onto the Raiders unit? I came away with a mostly favorable impression of the 8 year veteran but with some definite concerns as […]

Raiders Notepad

Breaking down Rodney Hudson’s contract with Raiders

One of the more interesting things that the Raiders have done this year is to avoid using signing bonuses as incentives for their players. Historically, teams will use signing bonuses as a way to incentivize prized free agents to sign with them. For example, this year’s top free agent, Ndamukung Suh, was handed a 6 […]

Raiders Wallet

Raiders sign 7; more likely

The Raiders yesterday announced the signing of six of the players with which they had agreed to contract terms over the negotiation window and free agency. Today, the Raiders have also announced the addition of safety Nate Allen to their roster, their seventh player of free agency to date. The players the Raiders have signed […]

Raiders Wallet

A look at Raiders’ free agency possibilities

Last year the Raiders, flush with the highest amount of cap room of any team in the NFL, chose quantity over quality by eschewing most of the big-name free agents available and instead going for players that were once productive but looked like they may be slowing due to age. The strategy made a sort […]

Preview of opponents for the Raiders in 2015

The Oakland Raiders are happy with the potential they’ve seen from their second-round pick in 2014, franchise quarterback Derek Carr. The Fresno State quarterback threw for 3,270 yards with 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while just completed under 60% of his passes. The season did not go as well for their ex-head coach, Dennis Allen. […]


The draft analyst who understands Reggie McKenzie

This year when I do my draft preparation, I am going to pay extra attention to’s Mike Mayock. This is not because I believe Mayock will be right, although his opinions are very respected in the NFL because of the work he puts in looking at players on film. No, it’s because of all […]

Will Raiders now hire Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator?

With the Super Bowl now out of the way, the Raiders are now free to pursue any coaches from the Seahawks that may interest them. Oakland has the need for at least two coaches on the defensive side of the ball, none more important than their as-now-empty defensive coordinator. The Raiders are believed to be […]

Report: Raiders interested in Louisville DC Todd Grantham

NBC’s Dianna Russini, who has been all over Raiders news this off season, reported today that the Raiders are interested in interviewing current University of Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. The Oakland Raiders are interested in Louisville’s defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for their defensive coordinator position per sources — Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna)

Raiders re-sign Charles Woodson

The Raiders made their first signing of the new year, extending safety Charles Woodson’s contract for another season, the team announced. Charles is coming off a strong season that found him playing in the box and utilizing his ability to read plays and make tackles in the box instead of trying to utilize him as […]


Raiders reportedly add 3 new coaches, complete offensive staff

The Raiders have reportedly hired three new offensive coaches to complete their position coaching staff. While they may not be done hiring – they could always hire an offensive quality control coach, for example – the team’s offensive staff should be essentially in place at this time. The move are unannounced by the Raiders so […]


Who might complete the Raiders’ coaching staff?

First, a review of the coaches already hired and then a look at some possible hires for the remaining open positions: Head Coach Jack Del Rio: Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you are aware that the Raiders named Jack Del Rio as their head coach, with Mark Davis being much more involved and […]