Monthly Archives: January 2011

2010 Offensive Line Review

by Rick Drummond, Profootballfocus.com It’s best to refer to this group as a work in progress. Unfortunately for the Raiders, it has been in that state for several seasons now. In obvious need of an improvement over their 2009 output,

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Al Saunders Chooses Wisely

Al Saunders was an offensive consultant for Baltimore for the last two years and now he is the Raiders Offensive Coordinator. Saunders has coached great offenses in the past and chooses to come to the Raiders at opportune time. The

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Epic Al Davis Press Conference Review

-Al Davis wishes he could slap Cliff Branch’s number 21 jersey on Jacoby Ford and make him a reincarnation. Metaphorically speaking he wants Ford to be what Cliff Branch was. -Hue Jackson may actually believe Darrius Heyward-Bey is going to

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Jackson Brings in Saunders, Pagano

The Oakland Raiders have found their next head coach. Hue Jackson will lead the Raiders into the 2011 season, if there is one. The move was expected for the better part of two weeks. The San Francisco Chronicle felt confident

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It’s Better This Way

Is Nnamdi Asomugha worth $16.875 million? When Al Davis signed Asomugha to an unprecedented three-year contract it contained simple language that voided it after two years if Asomugha didn’t meet not-likely-to-be-earned incentives. Don’t be confused by the name, these incentives

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Who Will Get The Job?

Al Davis decided not to pickup Tom Cable’s two-year guaranteed option. Two years, fully guaranteed. Think about that for one second. It isn’t something to brush past in a rush to retain a coach that the players like. Tom Cable

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Hot For Harbaugh

Why are so many teams hot for Jim Harbaugh? Why do I like him so much? There is a pretty simple answer. Harbaugh is a good leader of men, he can develop quarterbacks, and he has instant credibility. Those might

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Black Monday With Silver Lining

Tom Cable made his case to remain the head coach of the Oakland Raiders by drubbing the Chiefs in Kansas City. For whatever reason, the Raiders came to play against division foes, but struggled against good competition outside of the

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Cable’s Last Stand

The looming question headed into the off season is if Tom Cable will be retained as head coach. Cable’s contract expires January 18 unless owner Al Davis picks up a one-year, $2.5 million-dollar option. That means Al Davis will have a couple

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