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Why You Should Expect the Oakland Raiders to Improve in 2013

Over at Grantland, the great Bill Barnwell wrote an interesting piece on the year-to-year ebb and flow of NFL teams, as it pertains to their records. The basis of his piece was examining whether 2nd half hot streaks carry over

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Posted in Offseason 2013

Flight Risk: Raiders’ Free Agents Ready to Hit the Open Market

Free agency starts Monday and the Raiders are still hacking away at troublesome contracts to get under the salary cap. Once the Raiders are comfortably under the salary cap they will turn their attention to signing free agents. It wouldn’t be

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Posted in 2012 Free Agency, Free Agency, Offseason 2012

Overrated Oakland Raiders 2011

As seen on Bleacher Report: As with any fan base, the Raider Nation is not immune to overrating players. Every offseason coaches and front office personnel across the league lock themselves in the film room to study their own roster. It’s

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Posted in Offseason 2012

Week 12 Matchups

Defensive Matchups Rolando McClain vs. Matt Forte Before Cutler’s injury, Forte carried the Bears offense with nearly 1,400 yards from scrimmage. 926 of those yards come on the ground. With continued success and Cutler’s injury, Forte can be an MVP

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Posted in Bears @ Raiders, Regular Season 2011, Uncategorized

Studs and Duds From Week 11

The Raiders slogged through the second half again and it nearly came back to bite them. A better team may have been able to capitalize on the Raiders penalties, but the Vikings without Adrian Peterson were powerless to do so.

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Posted in Uncategorized

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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Posted in Regular Season 2011

Studs and Duds From Week 3

The Raiders victory over the Jets has the coach and the team riding high. Even the national media is catching on as the Raiders are now making the top 10 in the mostly ridiculous power rankings. Tom Brady comes to

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Posted in Jets @ Raiders, Regular Season 2011, Studs & Duds

Studs & Duds From Monday Night

Who played well on Monday? Maybe a few are obvious, maybe a few weren’t obvious. It’s always a little more difficult to determine a dud, expecially if the player didn’t make any glaring or obvious mistakes.   Studs Darren McFadden

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Posted in Raiders @ Broncos, Regular Season 2011, Studs & Duds

53-Man Roster Takes Shape

Cuts Include: Sam Williams,Trent Edwards, Walter McFadden, Jeremy Ware, Kevin Brock, Mason Brodine, Jamie Cumbie, Chris Francis, Bani Gbadyu, Derrick Hill, Tommie Hill, Chad Jackson, Jeremy Leman, Eddie McGee, Glenn Pakulak, Alex Parsons, Louis Rankin, Manase Tonga, Roy Shuening, Shaun

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Posted in 2011 Preview, Preseason 2011

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