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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

Posted in Players, Training Camp 2012 Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

What the Oakland Raiders Free Agency Activity Means for Team in 2012

The Oakland Raiders came into the offseason with salary cap issues and needing to improve a team that finished a disappointing 8-8 last season. New general manager Reggie McKenzie was hired to reshape the Raiders’ front office and establish a

Posted in 2012 Free Agency, Free Agency, Offseason 2012, Roster Moves Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2011 Bold Predictions Revisited

Prediction 1: Matt Shaughnessy will have 10 sacks or more. Result: Shaughnessy played in three games registering 1 sack. There is no way of knowing is Shaughnessy would have made it to 10 sacks and the three games was too

Posted in Offseason 2012, Predictions, Regular Season 2011, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Week 13 Preview: Sling It

The Raiders land in Miami to face a rejuvenated Dolphins team. It was a few short weeks ago Tony Sparano was on the chopping block. Now, after winning three of the last four, Sparano’s team looks to play spoiler in the AFC.

Posted in Raiders @ Dolphins, Regular Season 2011 Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

The Raiders Linebacker Problem

The strength of the Raiders defense as everyone knows is the defensive line. It is anchored by six-time pro-bowler Richard Seymour and 300-pounder Tommy Kelly. The defensive line also features two young stout defensive ends, Matt Shaugnessey and Lamarr Houston.

Posted in Regular Season 2011 Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

How To Stop Tom Brady

So maybe stopping Tom Brady is impossible without resorting to tactics used by Robert De Niro’s character in The Fan. Maybe this is more of a how to limit Tom Brady and beat the Patriots, but I’d argue it is

Posted in Patriots @ Raiders, Regular Season 2011 Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Missing Hiram

After the Raiders “bullied” the Jets it is easy to forget the team has inadequacies. Even though the Raiders have a very imposing defensive line and are tied for third in the league with 10 sacks, the defense is still

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Jets @ Raiders: The Week 3 Preview

On Offense by Brandon Dwonch The Raiders offense has been hitting on all cylinders. Week 1 saw Darren McFadden run for 150 yards. Week 2 showcased the Raiders vertical passing game as Jason Campbell passed for 323 yards and hooked up

Posted in Jets @ Raiders, Regular Season 2011 Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Studs & Duds From Week 2

The pain of defeat had a nasty sting to it Sunday when the Raiders blew a big lead in the second half and were downed by the Bills in the final minute. This game, unlike the first game, had many

Posted in Raiders @ Bills, Regular Season 2011, Studs & Duds Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

No Time To Panic

Sunday proved that the Raiders offense is good even with their starting receivers out. Jacoby Ford, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Louis Murphy, and Kevin Boss were all out. Surely they would struggle.  Jason Campbell showed that he may be  the Raiders quarterback for years to come. He

Posted in Raiders @ Bills, Regular Season 2011 Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

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  • Rivers second in the league in deep attempt %, but has most completions, yards and touchdowns on deep passes.
    about 16 mins ago
  • @theraidersedge It does.
    about 18 mins ago
  • Alarming how much #Chargers are trying to—and succeeding at—stretching the field this year.
    about 18 mins ago
  • .@ptshope Preferably Carr doesn't have to re-learn verbiage next year. That means WCO verbiage.
    about 25 mins ago
  • FWIW, I think Alex Smith is having a very good season so far. Better than last year.
    about 27 mins ago