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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

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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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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

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

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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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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What Really Lead To Hue Jackson’s Firing?

Allow me for a moment to walk the Raider Nation through a timeline of Hue Jackson’s tenure with the Raiders. 2010 Al Davis hires Hue Jackson to revamp an offense that hadn’t been good in many years. With the aide of competent

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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 16 Preview: Silver Bells

The Raiders simply must win their next two games to have a chance at the playoffs. The Chiefs are playing for the playoffs themselves and will need to win the last two games. This is a late December trip to

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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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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.

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