The Raiders and their receivers

The Raiders need to get their pass catchers’ situation figured out right now. This back and forth, in and out of the line-up with injuries thing is hurting this team more than they would like to admit. As much as they’d like to have Zach Miller, Louis Murphy, and Chaz Schilens on the field all […]

Raider injury updates

The Raiders have been hampered with plenty of injuries lately. Most notably the injuries that had Nnamdi Asomugha and Zach Miller out for the game in Pittsburgh two weeks ago. Even with their return last week, both were not themselves with Nnamdi unable to be his usual lockdown corner and Zach struggling to make his […]

Quarterback of the future

The atmosphere surrounding San Diego will be intense this Sunday as the Chargers and Raiders square off in a battle of divisional rivals. Phillip Rivers is having another great season at the helm of the San Diego offense, while their defense is atop the league and shut down Peyton Manning and the rest of the […]

Jacoby Ford earns Special Teams Player of the Month Award

Raider rookie receiver and kick return specialist, Jacoby Ford, has won another award. This time it is Special Teams Player of the Month for November. He did it by putting bookends on November of kick return touchdowns. His first return touchdown came in the week 9 win over the Chiefs and it went for 94 […]

Legendary lineup for Raider Boosters signing event Dec 4

If you were looking for one more reason to head to San Diego this weekend, other than the Raiders vs Chargers, you now have it. The South Bay Raiders Booster Club of San Diego has planned one Hell of an event on Saturday from 10:30am-5pm. Among the festivities will be autograph signings by legendary Raider […]

The same…new Raiders

Grab on the train wreck that is the Oakland Raiders right now, everyone is getting on board, saying things like “Tom Cable is getting fired” at the end of the season for disagreeing with Raiders’ owner Al Davis and such things. “All Aboard for firing Tom Cable?” calls the conductors. They must have some kind […]

Raiders Week 12: Ballers & Busters

The Raiders seem to have reverted to the team they were in week 4 of the season. At that point in the season they had just one win. That one win was against the Rams (before they started playing well) and they only managed to score 16 points. Well, the Dolphins are not the Rams […]

Patrick Patterson memorial set

Patrick’s mother has informed me of the details on the memorial service. It will be held on Saturday , December 11th in Ceres California. The address and particulars are enclosed. The Alano Club. 1660 Herndon RdCeres, CA 95307 Ceres is located just south of Modesto on highway 99. Guests are asked to arrive at 12 […]

Gradkowski could be out for season

Bruce Gradkowski may not see the field again this season after re-injuring his shoulder in Sunday’s loss to Miami. With the Raiders down 33-17 and under two minutes in the game, Gradkowski was attempting to drive the team down the field for a late touchdown. It came down to a last gasp 4th and 10 […]

Raiders lose yet again

Well the game couldn’t have started better for the Raiders today as Jacoby Ford took the opening kickoff 101 yards for his second kickoff return for a touchdown this year. The Raiders kept it tight for a while when Gradkowski hit a 44 yard pass to Jacoby Ford for his first receiving touchdown of the […]

Raiders wins are direct result of run defense

Want a direct link to why the Oakland Raiders have won five games and lost five games? Look no further than the amount of rushing yards given up by the defense. In the Oakland Raiders five losses this season they have given up a grand total of 893 yards on the ground and in their […]

TFDS’ Patrick Patterson passes away at 38

The sports world, the Raider Nation, and TFDS has lost a great man. And I have lost a great friend. Thoughts From the Dark Side founder, co-owner, and senior writer, Patrick Patterson has died of an apparent blood clot in his lung. He was just 38 years of age. It happened in the early morning hours, […]

Keys to Victory over Miami Dolphins

Heidi Ho Raider Nation, hope everyone had a happy, safe, and fulfilling turkey day. The day wasn’t so good for the home teams in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions both lost their games to high quality opponents. But alas, I am here to talk Raiders football so without further ado, let’s move […]

Fish fry at the Coliseum on Sunday

The Oakland Raiders return home on Sunday to face the Miami Dolphins after being thoroughly whipped by the Pittsburgh Steelers. This will be a chance for them to have their second consecutive sell out after a string of 11 straight home blackouts. The odds seem against a second consecutive sellout however. Raider fans are not […]

Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens suffers setback

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Chaz Schilens has suffered another setback in his attempt to recover from a foot injury that has lingered since the offseason. Schilens reportedly reinjured the foot that he originally injured in 2008 in a non-contact drill during a joint practice with the San Francisco 49ers. The injury originally cost him the […]