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Don’t Say Sorry

“You definitely don’t want to ever feel like you’re letting your offense down and yesterday we did.” -Stanford Routt “We have a good group of men in that locker room who hopefully have learned a very valuable lesson that we

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

What If?

If Rolando McClain makes a few more tackles… If Nick Miller doesn’t trip on his own feet… If the Raiders “daunting” front four sacks Ryan Fitzpatrick just once… If Tyvon Branch isn’t called for roughness on a defenseless receiver and

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

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

Posted in 2011 Preview, Predictions Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Prediction Fiction: Who Will Make The 53?

It’s been a good run, even if it ends this year. No one has been better at predicting the 53-man roster for the past few years. My not-so-humble brag will ultimately make this prediction terrible, but I’ve got to make

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Raiders Injury Report

The preseason hasn’t been kind to the Raiders. After Saturday’s game, their first team has been crippled with injuries. Luckily the preseason is the time when the second team can step up and get in some playing time; it also means

Posted in Preseason 2011, Training Camp 2011, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Hue’s Bullies Are Meek In Loss

Hue Jackson has been beating a drum this offseason. He wants his team to bully opposing teams. It’s reminiscent of something Mike Singletary would say. Big talk from the coach doesn’t always translate to the team. On Saturday at Candlestick, the Raiders

Posted in Battle of the Bay, Preseason 2011, Raiders @ 49ers, Studs & Duds Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Highs, Lows & Blows From Thursday’s Game

Everyone likes to win, but this is preseason. It’s the first preseason game of a year which features very little practice time beforehand. It’s far too early to jump to conclusions about the season or any one player. It doesn’t

Posted in 2011 Preview, Cardinals @ Raiders, Preseason 2011 Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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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Fan Poll Results: Draft Grades

I asked Raider Nation to grade the draft picks on a scale of A to F. Love (A), Like (B), Wait (C), Hope D and Hate (F) were the options. Draft grades mean nothing, but what you, the fan, thinks

Posted in 2011 NFL Draft, NFL Draft Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Steve Smith in Silver & Black?

Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith wants out of Carolina. He reportedly wants a trade to the Chargers, Raiders or Ravens. Smith is more likely to be released and have his choice of teams. If that becomes the case, San Diego is

Posted in 2011 Free Agency, 2011 Trades, Free Agency, Trades Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Twitter

  • RT @greggrosenthal: Not saying Mack has necessarily been best rookie. But he's shown that he has No. 1 overall pick kind of talent.
    about 12 hours ago
  • RT @greggrosenthal: Khalil Mack is making everyone that had him ranked No. 1 look smart.
    about 12 hours ago
  • @JDJohnDickinson Mistake. Vogey lets guys put ball in play. Need defense. Can always put Morse in once go to bullpen of O stays quiet.
    about 12 hours ago
  • @stephen_jenkins isn't over yet.
    about 13 hours ago
  • @stephen_jenkins @oh_so_swell Wasn't that filthy
    about 13 hours ago