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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

Preseason Profile: Philip Wheeler, LB

Philip Wheeler #52 College: Georgia Tech Height: 6’1⅞” Weight: 248 lbs Arm Length: N/A” Hand Size: N/A”   40 Yard Dash: 4.76 3 Cone Drill: 7.11 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.29 Bench Press: 24 reps Vertical Jump: 31″ Broad Jump: 118″

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Posted in Linebackers, Player Profiles

Are the Oakland Raiders Rebuilding or Reloading?

With new management in Oakland comes many changes including personnel, schemes, philosophies and even media relations. By nature change tends to make people uneasy. It’s hard to get that comfortable feeling many fans are looking for this time of year

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Posted in Offseason 2012

Raiders Free Agency Preview: Why Oakland Must Pursue These 11 Players

At 1 p.m. PDT, March 13, 2012 the NFL’s free agency period starts and the Raiders must be under the salary cap. There are a number of player contracts that have not yet restructured or otherwise addressed which will likely

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Posted in 2012 Free Agency, Free Agency, Offseason 2012

Predicting the Raiders Defensive Starters

The Oakland Raiders may not do much shuffling on the offensive side of the ball, but the 29th ranked defense will be altered. Stanford Routt has already been released and Reggie McKenzie promises even more change. Of the 11 positions on defense,

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Posted in Uncategorized

Free Agency Strategy: Play Moneyball

A lot has been made of the Raiders lack of draft selections in the 2012 NFL draft. The Raiders have just two, but are likely to be awarded a few more by the NFL when they announce compensatory picks in

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Posted in 2012 Free Agency, Free Agency, Offseason 2012

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

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Posted in Offseason 2012, Predictions, Regular Season 2011, Uncategorized

3-4 Fits & Non-Fits

When you look at the Raiders current 4-3 defense, it appears the problem is very easy to solve. The Raiders have run a strict man-to-man defense for years. At certain times and with the right personnel it was successful. However,

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Posted in Front Office, Offseason 2012

Preview Week 17: Must Win

When the Raiders exit the field Sunday, there are three possible scenarios for the Raiders: Division Champs, Wildcard winners, or out of the playoffs. The Raiders could be division champions with a win and the Chiefs can beat the Broncos,

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Posted in Regular Season 2011

Week 14 Preview: It’s All About Time

When the Raiders take on the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday, there is little room for error. Losing to the Dolphins last week and the meteoric rise of Tim Tebow in Denver has given the AFC West a legitimate

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Posted in Raiders @ Packers, Regular Season 2011

Twitter

  • I don't pretend to know what the #Raiders are going to do at 5, but I know what they should do. Post in the AM.
    about 3 hours ago
  • @VicTafur @FU_RAIDER Appreciate you chasing it down Vic. Was getting tired of the questions myself.
    about 3 hours ago
  • @familyoso @VicTafur He shouldn't need the A's, but he does. That's the problem. Also needs city to kick in a lot of dough.
    about 6 hours ago
  • RT @11W: Sources inside the CPD and prosecutor's office both expect Roby's case to be dismissed.
    about 6 hours ago
  • RT @caplannfl: Interesting breakdown. RT @JPSTATS: Zach Mettenberger's 2013 Total Passing Map http://t.co/SFUEpxrr1R
    about 6 hours ago