Looking at Oakland Raiders UDFAs

The Oakland Raiders have signed nine undrafted free agents to fill out their roster. Here is a look at who the Raiders have brought in. LB Frantz Joseph-Florida Atlantic University Joseph is an intriguing story, having left Boston College and transferring to the lower profile FAU so that he could be closer to home and […]

Raiders to pick 8th in 2010 draft

The NFL has released the official draft positions today. And the Raiders are slated to select in the #8 slot in the first round. At 5-11 on the season, the Raiders’ record was tied with Seattle and Cleveland. However, strength of schedule has Oakland below them in the draft order. Although the Raiders lost the head-to-head with Cleveland, […]

Happy New Year from TFDS

It is week 17 and once again the Oakland Raiders are left playing for pride, having long since known that their season ends this week. It was a disappointing year as the usual preaseason optimism combined with a strong opening day performance in a loss to San Diego to open the season. Those hopes gave […]

Janikowski shut out of rightful Pro Bowl nod

The NFL Pro Bowl rosters were announced on Tuesday and while the Raiders did have Nnamdi Asomugha and Shane Lechler earning trips back to the game, there was one player that earned his spot and was deprived of the opportunity. That player is of course Sebastian Janikowski. The kicker voted onto the AFC squad was […]

Raiders may be better off losing to the Ravens

Yeah, I said it. It may be impossible for any devoted Raider fan to actually root against their own team. I am not quite suggesting that. I would, however, suggest an alternative. Because while winning is always the best, losing this game has a few silver linings to it. So if the outcome doesn’t go […]

Raiders Week 16: Ballers & Busters

And so it came to pass that the Raiders yet again could not string together two wins in a row. This team seems to be able to get up for the formidable teams and yet when they play the lesser lot of the NFL, they lose all of that bluster that got them the big […]

Raider keys to win vs. Browns

The stage is set. The Raiders and Browns meet up in Week 16 with both teams coming off impressive victories. The Raiders victory was a one point, last minute, come from behind affair over the playoff hopeful rival Broncos. The Browns win was a high scoring, back and forth affair to pull out a win […]

Lawton suspended for four games

Fullback Luke Lawton has been suspended four games by the NFL for a violation of the NFL’s policy against performance enhancing drugs. With there only being two games remaining on the Raiders schedule, that means that Lawton will have to sit out the first two games of next season.   This suspension will likley spell […]

Frye to start vs Cleveland in return home

Charlie Frye was seen practicing on Wednesday and according to Tom Cable, he is slated as the starter against the Cleveland Browns this weekend. He was knocked out of last Sunday’s win over the Broncos and replaced by JaMarcus Russell. But despite Russell helping to engineer a last minute game winning drive, Cable made it clear […]

Raider Nation’s letter to Santa Claus

Dear Santa, This is the Raider Nation. We have been good this year, really we have. We have stayed away from the Stadium, but you have to understand big guy, that we saw some really bad football at the beginning of the year. Yes, we have booed JaMarcus Russell, but he has deserved it. It […]

09 Raiders: a tale of two offenses

(TFDS File Photo-Patrick A. Patterson) It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The Raiders offense has shown flashes of both throughout the 2009 season. Through the first half of the season, they looked like they were going to surpass the standard of ineptitude set by the Art Shell/ Tom Walsh […]

Raiders Week 15: Ballers & Busters

As surprising as this win may have been for many NFL fans, beating the Broncos on Sunday fit right in with the Raiders M.O. the past few seasons. Stop me if this sounds familiar. Better yet, don’t stop me because this should all sound very familiar. The lowly Raiders head into Denver and knock off […]

Jackson gives props to Russell

In a rare move by ESPN analysit and retired Denver Bronco Tom Jackosn, he gave respect to JaMarcus Russell for his play against the Broncos. It was during the C’mon man segment, and after they shouwed their usual fare of errors and mistakes, Jackson said, “I know we have given a lot of grief to […]