Blog Archives

The Gaither Gamble

Raiders have other needs, but repairing the offensive line is by far the biggest. Jared Gaither comes with considerable risk/reward. Gaither spent time with Hue Jackson and Al Saunders. The two coaches know what kind of player Gaither is when

Posted in 2011 Free Agency Tagged with: , ,

Hit the Reset Button on Player Expectations

It’s natural for fans to get excited about football players . The fan DNA is encoded to cheer and root for athletes we could only dream of being. It can be dangerous when fans get carried away and before we know it a rookie

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

Free Agency Primer 2011: Part 1

With the end of the lockout in view and free agency on the horizon it is time to review what the Raiders need to do once the NFL opens for business. We start with what the Raiders need to do

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

Raiders Need a Quarterback

Jason Campbell will be the starter going into the 2011 season. Given his inconsistency in 2010, the Raiders must hedge its bet and bring in a quarterback of the future. The backup quarterback is Kyle Boller and is no threat

Posted in 2011 Free Agency, Free Agency 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: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2011 Draft Review and Analysis

The Raiders completed day three of the 2011 NFL draft by selecting Chimdi Chekwa, Taiwan Jones, Denarius Moore, Richard Gordon and David Ausberry to add to the selections of Stefen Wisniewski, Demarcus Van Dyke and Joseph Barksdale yesterday. With the

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

Needs Addressed On Day Two

The Oakland Raiders tried to trade up for Colin Kaepernick, but were not successful. Instead, the Raiders made the most natural pick they could and selected Steve Wisniewski’s nephew Stefen. Stefen will play center for the Raiders and become and

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

Epic Al Davis Press Conference Review

-Al Davis wishes he could slap Cliff Branch’s number 21 jersey on Jacoby Ford and make him a reincarnation. Metaphorically speaking he wants Ford to be what Cliff Branch was. -Hue Jackson may actually believe Darrius Heyward-Bey is going to

Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: , , ,

Jackson Brings in Saunders, Pagano

The Oakland Raiders have found their next head coach. Hue Jackson will lead the Raiders into the 2011 season, if there is one. The move was expected for the better part of two weeks. The San Francisco Chronicle felt confident

Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Who Will Get The Job?

Al Davis decided not to pickup Tom Cable’s two-year guaranteed option. Two years, fully guaranteed. Think about that for one second. It isn’t something to brush past in a rush to retain a coach that the players like. Tom Cable

Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: , ,

Twitter

  • RT @MikeGarafolo: Verrett ended the night in a sling. Tests today will tell full story. Shocking he played at all last night. Defending Den…
    about 2 hours ago
  • RT @MikeGarafolo: There's a fear Chargers rookie CB Jason Verrett made his shoulder injury worse last night and could miss significant time…
    about 2 hours ago
  • @Gotnext No butt to cover at this point. I think they are just being honest.
    about 6 hours ago
  • @bylindsayhjones @ChrisHarrisJr Congrats Chris! We just had out second. I don't have the 3 picks, but I'm not complaining.
    about 15 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 16 hours ago