Monthly Archives: September 2009

Nicknames

Have we been wrong to worry about the product on the field? Maybe the Raiders haven’t been great because the current Raiders lack creative and descriptive nicknames. In the past the Raiders great nicknames include: The Snake The Assassin Ghost

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Justin Miller Returns

According to Thomas Howard, Justin Miller will be back to return kicks for the Raiders this week. Rankin received two weeks. Holland received one week. Looks like the Raiders think they lack some explosiveness on kickoff returns without Nick Miller

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Russell Breakout, Garcia Out

Forgot about it. Jeff Garcia doesn’t want to be a Raider. He asked for his release. He wasn’t content behind Russell. He wasn’t comfortable being a mentor. He wasn’t any more talented than Charlie Frye or Bruce Gradkowski. He is

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Game Analysis Week 3: Broncos 23, Raiders 3

I went and re-watched the game courtesy of NFL.com. I decided to write tally marks for each play a player made, good and bad. Below are my totals. I realize there is some subjectivity, but it isn’t that hard to

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Postgame Posture: Head Between Knees

Denver Domination. They beat the Raiders in just about every way possible. Interesting observations abound from the Black Hole. 1) The defense never did adjust to the Denver offense. The Broncos spread the field and lined Marshall up in the

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Black Hole Tweets Podcast

Raiders Blog is going to the game. Black Hole seats for Chris. Follow all the action here on the blog and on Twitter. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Black Hole Tweets

Raiders Blog is going to the game. Black Hole! Sec 105 Row 4 Are you ready for a some black hole tweets and photos? Follow me @raidersblog or click here. I’ll be posting photos to Twitpic. -Chris

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Matchup: Mario, Michael, & McFadden

Any Russell talk would just be beating a dead horse. The horses the Raiders face this weekend are alive and well, sitting at 2-0 and one win away from an early division lead. What else ails the Raiders? There are

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Director of Dominance: Mike Nolan?

How good is the Bronco defense? They have played extremely well the first two games. The resurrection has been accomplished with generally inferior talent and aging super stars such as Champ Bailey. So what is new? Defensive Coordinator Mike Nolan,

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Postgame Pontification: Russell Realization

Remember all the preseason predictions? We all had a couple. How many yards for JaMarcus Russell I asked. How many wins is a question we usually can’t resist before a single regular season game has been played. One other prediction

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Twitter

  • @LeskiwSFBay Say they cut Woodley just b4 next season. He's not landing another job most likely. Leverage to reduce cap #.
    about 10 hours ago
  • @LeskiwSFBay That's why some players negotiate roster bonuses due at start of league year. Have time to shop services.
    about 10 hours ago
  • @LeskiwSFBay Don't have to decide before. Can reel in big fish before throwing him back.
    about 10 hours ago
  • @LeskiwSFBay People forget...elite talents rarely available in free agency unless rare circumstances. Suh is 1, but rare.
    about 10 hours ago
  • @LeskiwSFBay Plenty of money to reel in marquee player assuming they would come. Assuming can keep him for less, still need the bodies/depth
    about 10 hours ago