Monthly Archives: September 2011

Raiders Can Rely On Running Game

It is all too apparent that in the year dubbed as “The Year of the Quarterback,” it is exactly that. In week one, four quarterbacks threw for over 400 yards, including rookie Cam Newton who had 422 yards. Jason Campbell

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Raiders Bloody Broncos, Win 23-20 Despite Penalties

More penalty yards than passing yards. Hue Jackson will be satisfied with the win, but not his team’s lack of mental discipline. If not for the penalties and a punt return touchdown by the Broncos the score would have been

Posted in Raiders @ Broncos, Regular Season 2011

Raiders @ Broncos Preview

The Raiders kicked the Broncos tail last season, but every season is different. The Broncos have a new head coach and return Elvis Dumervil. The Broncos also added a dynamic rookie in Von Miller in April’s draft. The Broncos are a different team

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2011 Oakland Raiders Season Preview

Only two seasons ago the Raiders had trouble scoring touchdowns. All of that changed when Hue Jackson arrived as offensive coordinator prior to the 2010 season. Despite the continued problems pass blocking the Raiders vaulted into the top ten in

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53-Man Nostradamus Awards

Best Predictors: Vittorio Tafur and Chris Shellcroft, 5 each Boldest call: Chris Hansen, Daniel Loper Earliest Prediction: Steve Corkan, August 16   Chris Hansen – Raidersblog.com Missed: 7 Out were: Trent Edwards, Jeremy Leman, Sam Williams, Stevie Brown, Walter McFadden,

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The 2011 Breakout Player Will Be…

Darrius Heyward-Bey. You read that right. Darrius Heyward-Bey the much maligned first-round draft pick two seasons ago will the be Raiders breakout player. For the record, I think Matt Shaughnessy is going to have a monster year, but he was

Posted in 2011 Preview, Predictions

20 Bold Predictions 2011

What can you expect of the Raiders this season? More on that in the season preview later this week. This is about bold predictions. We will revist them at the end of the season and see how we did. I

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Raiders Served ‘Vanilla’ This Preseason

Remember the dumb brother from the movie “Corky Romano”? Trying to order rum raisin nut, rocky road, then pistachio. The guy keeps telling him we only have the three flavors on the sign; Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry. That’s what Hue Jackson has

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Pryor Will Successfully Appeal Suspension

It is common belief that Terrelle Pryor was suspended five games by the NFL because of his miss steps at Ohio State. This is simply untrue. Terrelle Pryor was suspended five games for not following the rules of the supplemental

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53-Man Roster Takes Shape

Cuts Include: Sam Williams,Trent Edwards, Walter McFadden, Jeremy Ware, Kevin Brock, Mason Brodine, Jamie Cumbie, Chris Francis, Bani Gbadyu, Derrick Hill, Tommie Hill, Chad Jackson, Jeremy Leman, Eddie McGee, Glenn Pakulak, Alex Parsons, Louis Rankin, Manase Tonga, Roy Shuening, Shaun

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Twitter

  • @Gotnext No butt to cover at this point. I think they are just being honest.
    about 3 hours ago
  • @bylindsayhjones @ChrisHarrisJr Congrats Chris! We just had out second. I don't have the 3 picks, but I'm not complaining.
    about 13 hours ago
  • @gpettooh Probably true. Chargers need to get healthy. Have about a month to do so, but need to also win 3 games and not suffer any more.
    about 13 hours ago
  • Was great talking to @nicolezaloumis and @kirkmorrison about the game this morning. Went about as we expected.
    about 13 hours ago
  • THIS. RT @IanKenyonNFL: Why do people insist on saying THE Bleacher Report? That's not what its called.
    about 13 hours ago