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2015 Offseason Preview Podcast

In the long-awaited return of the Raidersblog podcast, I discuss the completed coaching staff and preview free agency and the draft.

Posted in 2015 Free Agency, 2015 NFL Draft, Free Agency, NFL Draft, Podcast Tagged with: , , , ,

Reggie McKenzie’s Seminal Moment

When Reggie McKenzie was hired in January 2012, the Raiders had a myriad of salary cap issues, a dearth of draft picks and no elite players. Nearly two and half years later, two of those three issues have been alleviated,

Posted in 2014 NFL Draft, NFL Draft Tagged with: ,

2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Likes and Dislikes

Thanks to the great people at Draft Breakdown, I’ve been able to watch cutups of a lot of draft prospects over the last two years. One thing that has always bothered me is having to trust rankings and player opinions

Posted in 2013 NFL Draft, 2014 NFL Draft Tagged with: ,

2012 NFL Strength of Schedule

  Disclaimer Some strength of schedule models calculate strength of schedule based on the opponents the team has faced to date.  My model calculates strength of schedule based on all the opponents on a team’s schedule.  The reason for this

Posted in 2013 NFL Draft, NFL Draft Tagged with: , , , ,

Interview with Oakland Raiders’ 4th-Round Pick Miles Burris

Miles Burris (@MilesBurris) was nice enough to spend a few minutes with me to talk about where he fits into the Raiders’ 2012 plans.

Posted in 2012 NFL Draft, NFL Draft, Podcast Tagged with:

Players That Should be on the Raiders Draft Board on Day 3

Defensive Tackle Alameda Ta’amu Josh Chapman DaJohn Harris   Defensive End Cameron Johnson Jared Crick Malik Jackson Jonathan Massaquoi   Outside Linebacker Ronnell Lewis Nigel Bradham Keenan Robinson Kyle Wilbur Josh Kaddu Miles Burris Travis Lewis Tim Fugger   Inside

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Profile: OG Tony Bergstrom

Profile Height: 6′ 5″ Weight: 313 lbs Arm Length: 32″ Hand Size: 9″ 40-yard Dash: 5.27 seconds Bench Reps at 225: 32 Vertical Jump: 29.5 inches Broad Jump: 8′ 5″ 3-Cone Drill: 7.95 seconds 20-yard Shuttle: 4.84 seconds   Stats

Posted in 2012 NFL Draft, NFL Draft Tagged with: ,

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Kaelin Burnett

Former Nevada defensive end Kaelin Burnett was kind enough to talk with Raidersblog.com about his visit with the Raiders. or other podcast clients: http://raidersblog.com/feed/podcast

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Best Case & Worst Case Scenarios For Each Raiders’ Draft Pick

The Raiders aren’t making much noise in free agency and will attempt to build through the draft. Missing are five of their original seven draft selections and in their place are five players that may contribute in 2012. A couple

Posted in 2012 NFL Draft, 2013 NFL Draft, NFL Draft, Offseason 2012 Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Hue Jackson Bets the Farm

Huge action from Hue Jackson. Aaron Curry last week. Carson Palmer today. The Raiders gave up a lot for Palmer, but he’s a better quarterback than Jason  Campbell. The Raiders lost Campbell for a significant period of time and were

Posted in 2012 NFL Draft, 2013 NFL Draft, Regular Season 2011, Roster Moves Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Twitter

  • How good is Khalil Mack? His @PFF grade Sunday night alone was > all the players in the league through 3 games not named Shaq Barrett.
    about 27 mins ago
  • In my experience, guy that is injured and then in doghouse when he gets back had an injury coaches thought said player should play through.
    about 34 mins ago
  • Kind of guy that drives coaches nuts. Has all the tools, but plays out of control and undisciplined. https://t.co/Z71uSzws9F
    about 36 mins ago
  • RT @agalaviz_TheBee: According to ESPN, #Raiders waived former Fresno State star Josh Harper.
    about 42 mins ago
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