Raiders use the force, shut down Chiefs

  It's a beautiful thing when our team wins, eh Nation? Time and time again, we have not seen our Oakland Raider scheme execute in a manner we would like it to. Week after week, we wonder what type of players we have on our team; pondering which players should stay and which players should […]

Raiders shut out Chiefs, 15-0

The Raiders recorded their first shutout since 2002 with a 15-0 victory over the hapless Kansas City Chiefs, today.  The game was the team’s last home game of the season. The Chiefs were terrible on offense the entire game, failing to get so much as a first down until the second half.  Brady Quinn, who […]

2013 Raiders-specific mock draft by Seth Murphy

TFDS Contributor Seth Murphy takes an early look at some of the players he thinks the Raiders may target with TFDS' first mock of the 2013 NFL Draft. For more of his thoughts on the Raiders or the draft, you can follow him on Twitter

I can feel your anger

  It can't be masked, overlooked or denied; we are honestly a weak, underachieving, dreadful team. If you look at games long enough as I have, you will also realize we are one of the WORST Raider teams as well. Since 2007, the Oakland Raiders have won at least 4 games. Right now? We are […]

Yours truly again a guest on Sonoma County Sports Fans podcast

Danny & Dano, the hosts of  Sonoma County Sports Fans radio show and podcast were kind enough to invite me back again this week to talk Raiders.  We discussed a number of different topics including the possibility of Jon Gruden coming back to coach the Silver & Black, how much blame Carson Palmer bears for […]

3 Observations from Raiders-Broncos

For more thoughts from Brad, follow him on Twitter @jazzhessian Summary A spirited effort by the Raider defense against Peyton Manning and the Broncos proved not to be enough as the Raiders fell again, bringing their record to 3-10. After a rough week for Dennis Allen dealing with the unexpected loss of his father Grady, […]

Raiders drop to Broncos, 26-13

The Raiders extended their losing streak to 6 straight and dropped their overall record to 3-10 with a 26-13 loss to the rival Denver Broncos. The Raiders were large underdogs coming into the game but looked like they might be able to make it interesting as they went into half only down 6 points to the […]


  It is truly the same as it ever was. The idea of being a true offensive and defensive threat has now turned into an impossible dream of a dream. In the beginning, we had players that had proven their capability, we had Coaches that were promising and Management that was inspiring to the infamous […]

Raiders vs Bengals: 3 takeaways

For the fourth straight week, Dennis Allen’s Oakland Raiders looked completely helpless as their opponent, this time the now 6-5 Cincinnati Bengals, thoroughly trounced them in every facet of the game. The Raiders have now given up at least 34 points in four consecutive matches, stringing together defensive performances worse than any in the Al […]

A great disturbance in the force

  Well, now, there goes the Oakland Raiders playoff hopes… in November. Sigh, there lies a great disturbance in the Force indeed. If anyone thought we would not come to see this day, I sense you were farther than delusional (and that's coming from a guy who dresses as a Sith Lord every year).  It […]

Into the garbage chute

  So this is it? This is how we discover what kind of team the Raiders are? After all that was said in the past, after all of the grinding, promises about change, and continuous banter about the greatness being in the future, this is how we show what we truly are? Into the garbage […]

Wipe them out all of them?

  Our Journey to the Dark Side is now complete. There obviously were not a lot of positives in this game. What makes matters worse is the fact that in only a few weeks, the fans and team will finally realize this is not a playoff team by any imagination. At times, we have been […]

The Stockton Menace

  My second home was louder than roaring cannons, Sunday. My voice was hoarse. My skin was sweaty. My armor, heavy. My family, happy and for once. Optimistic. It seemed like that Oakland magic was about to rear its pretty little head again. You all have seen it before. After security took my lightsaber away, […]

A presence I’ve not felt since…

DOMINANCE! That is what happened last Sunday in Kansas City. If it could only be that easy every week, Raider Nation! Enjoy the Victory! Impressive. MOST IMPRESSIVE! I don't really care if it was ugly, scrappy, or difficult to watch. I also don't give a Death Star damn what type of team they were labeled as […]