Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cardinal @ Raiders Preseason Preview: Makeshift Offensive Line On Display

The Raiders host the Arizona Cardinals today at 7 p.m. at O.com Coliseum in Oakland. When the team takes the field for the first time in 2011, they will be led by Hue Jackson. It will be Jackson’s first game

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Jason Campbell & ESPN’s QBR

ESPN has devised a new system to replace the outdated Passer Rating system. Total Quarterback Rating system, or QBR, is somewhat easy to follow and more accurately reflects a quarterback’s skills. While there are some intricate formulas that only mathematicians

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Pass Offense & Rush Defense Still a Problem

Attempt to think back to when the Raiders went 12-4, won the AFC West and led the NFL in rushing. It was the year 2000 when the Raiders did exactly that. With a similar two-headed monster in the backfield of Tyrone

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Raiders Need To Sign Bush Long Term

Darren McFadden’s most recent injury has made it even more clear how important it is for the Raiders to ink a long-term deal with restricted free agent Michael Bush. On Thursday, coach Hue Jackson revealed that McFadden was out for

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$2.6 Million in Hand is Worth it to Bush

Michael Huff tweeted he was having breakfast with Michael Bush this morning in Napa. A short time later the Raiders announced Bush had re-signed. Bush ends his quasi-holdout and reports to camp. The Raiders need the body as Darren McFadden

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Tight End Talk

Panic arose with the loss of Zach Miller, lest we forget from the ashes many times a Phoenix arises. Kevin Boss got his first opportunity after the departure of all-pro tight end Jeremy Shockey from New York. Bringing in Boss

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Like A Boss: Kevin Inks Deal

Adam Schefter reports the Raiders agreed to terms with tight end Kevin Boss on a four-year, $16 million contract. The contract includes $8 million in guarantees. Zach Miller will make about twice as much and the production of each will

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Cap Relief: Routt, Seymour Restructure

Adam Caplan reports, Stanford Routt has restructed his deal with the Raiders for much needed cap relief. Richard Seymour also restructured and he could save the Raiders as much as $11 million against the cap. The Raiders knew all along

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Raiders Must Target Boss, Veteran Receiver

Although the Oakland Raiders operated a run first offense in 2010 with Darren McFadden rushing for over 1100 yards and coming in third in the NFL with 5.2 yards per carry, it is imperative that the Raiders help Jason Campbell

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Raiders Workout Kevin Boss

Hue Jackson confirmed free agent tight end Kevin Boss is working out with the Raiders today. The Raiders unexpectedly lost Zach Miller to the Seattle Seahawks and need to plug the huge hole Miller leaves. There is mutual interest and

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Twitter

  • @Gotnext He doesn't do that without Mark's blessing and some time assurances.
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  • @Gotnext I don't think his process was bad, but it's clearly not working out. Think biggest mistake was not firing Allen.
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  • @LobShots That's only because I left it open in chrome for over a month.
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