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Oakland Raiders: Year in Review

Three-hundred-and-sixty-three days have passed since the Raiders opened the 2011 season against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, and at the time many believed the Raiders were finally back on track. Penalties were going to be a thing of

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Posted in 2011-2012 Review

Mike Mitchell: The Line Between Fame and Failure

Mike Mitchell’s journey to the NFL has not exactly been the path of least resistance. The strong safety from Ohio University put up some impressive numbers in college including 212 total tackles, 7 interceptions, and 4 forced fumbles. However, like

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Posted in Players, Preseason 2012

Scouting The Enemy: KC Chiefs 2012 Training Camp

Al Pacino said “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer”, and that’s exactly what I did Wednesday as I traveled to St. Joseph, Missouri to attend Chiefs training camp. The Raider Nation has tremendous dedication and support for their

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Posted in Scouting the Enemy, Training Camp 2012

What To Expect From Terrelle Pryor

Terrelle Pryor was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2011 supplemental draft. It was the late Al Davis’ last draft pick for a franchise that he ran for half a century. His last pick was

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Posted in Cowboys @ Raiders, Preseason 2012

Why The Raiders Are The Most Versatile Team In The NFL

Training Camp. The time year when players have the chance to showcase their off-season hard work, coaches get the chance to put their visions into motion, and speculation begins flying around at an unprecedented rate. Some teams choose to stay

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Posted in Offseason 2012

Do the Raiders Need a Power Back?

Much like the understanding that the NFL has become a passing league, it has also has adopted the “running back by committee” model. In a day and age where running backs seem to be a dime a dozen, teams are

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Posted in Players, Training Camp 2012

Preseason Profile: Nathan Stupar, LB

Nathan Stupar #54 College: Penn State Height: 6’1⅝” Weight: 241 lbs Arm Length: 31.3″ Hand Size 9.1″   40 Yard Dash: 4.78 3 Cone Drill: 6.84 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.28 Bench Press: 21 reps Vertical Jump: 31″ Broad Jump: 116″

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Posted in Linebackers, Player Profiles

Preseason Profile: Kaelin Burnett, LB

Kaelin Burnett #57 College: Nevada Height: 6’3½” Weight: 234 lbs Arm Length: N/A Hand Size N/A   40 Yard Dash: 4.64 3 Cone Drill: 6.70 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.30 Bench Press: 20 reps Vertical Jump: 34.5″ Broad Jump: 129″  

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Posted in Linebackers, Player Profiles

Preseason Profile: Miles Burris, LB

Miles Burris #56 College: San Diego St. Height: 6’2⅛” Weight: 246 lbs Arm Length: 31.7″ Hand Size 9.7″   40 Yard Dash: 4.67 3 Cone Drill: 6.81 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.20 Bench Press: 31 reps Vertical Jump: 37.5″ Broad Jump:

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Preseason Profile: Travis Goethel, LB

Travis Goethel #50 College: Arizona St. Height: 6’2½” Weight: 240 lbs Arm Length: 32.0″ Hand Size 9.6″   40 Yard Dash: 4.81 3 Cone Drill: 6.93 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.54 Bench Press: 21 reps Vertical Jump: 35″ Broad Jump: 111″

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  • RT @JasonPhilCole: Very happy to say I have joined @BleacherReport full time as an NFL reporter. Great to work with likes of @EthanJSkolnic…
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  • Sad to hear about Pat Bowlen stepping away due to Alzheimer's. Quietly has been one of the most influential owners for decades.
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  • Charles holding out is very, very wise. Most important player on the Chiefs. I suspect they will cave.
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  • Training camp weather report Day 1 (Wed.): Englewood, CO, 96. St. Joseph, MO 86. San Diego, 82. Napa, 92 (Thurs.)
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  • @timkawakami I've been doing the same, Tim. Vocal minority of Raiders fans have trouble accepting the truth.
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