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Implications of Salary Cap Rollover

To me, one of the most important yet least talked about changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement that was signed in 2011, is the ability for teams to rollover any unused salary cap from one year to the next. What

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2012 NFL Strength of Schedule

  Disclaimer Some strength of schedule models calculate strength of schedule based on the opponents the team has faced to date.  My model calculates strength of schedule based on all the opponents on a team’s schedule.  The reason for this

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Week 11 NFL Power Rankings 2012

I made some improvements to the power rankings this week. Let me explain some of my reasoning and method. First, I decided that power rankings look at what teams have done and not what they will do so there is

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Mike Mitchell: The Line Between Fame and Failure

Mike Mitchell’s journey to the NFL has not exactly been the path of least resistance. The strong safety from Ohio University put up some impressive numbers in college including 212 total tackles, 7 interceptions, and 4 forced fumbles. However, like

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Why The Raiders Are The Most Versatile Team In The NFL

Training Camp. The time year when players have the chance to showcase their off-season hard work, coaches get the chance to put their visions into motion, and speculation begins flying around at an unprecedented rate. Some teams choose to stay

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Preseason Profile: Kaelin Burnett, LB

Kaelin Burnett #57 College: Nevada Height: 6’3½” Weight: 234 lbs Arm Length: N/A Hand Size N/A   40 Yard Dash: 4.64 3 Cone Drill: 6.70 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.30 Bench Press: 20 reps Vertical Jump: 34.5″ Broad Jump: 129″  

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Raiders Draft Day Rumors 2011

Remember these are all just rumors… 1. Raiders are willing to move back into the first round for the right player. (Believed to be for Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick) 2. Al Davis doesn’t think the Raiders have many needs. 3. Jimmy Smith 

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Interview with Draft Prospect Colin Kaepernick (Audio)

Fast rising prospect Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick10) talks about his visit with the Raiders, his decision to stay home for the draft, the pistol offense and more. Thanks to Shawn Smith (@1stladyXAMSport) and Scott Smith (@XAMSports) for making the interview happen.

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Interview on ESPN Radio Honolulu (Audio)

ESPN Honolulu was kind enough to have me on Sports Animals. Here is the audio. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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2010 Pivotal For Raiders Franchise

Where will the Raiders fit into the NFL hierarchy when the NFL and NFLPA agree upon a new Collective Bargaining Agreement? What kinds of changes could impact the Raiders going forward? We just don’t know how a new CBA is

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Twitter

  • @Ryan_Riddle Nothing wrong with either opinion. Honestly I could build around both guy, I'd just do so differently.
    about 2 hours ago
  • @Ryan_Riddle Very different qualities required for both. It's why I am not a huge fan of the coordinator->HC promotion ladder.
    about 3 hours ago
  • @Ryan_Riddle He'll need to run good routes to be better than Beckham if my thinking...even if he's dangerous.
    about 3 hours ago
  • @Ryan_Riddle That' putting too much faith in Evans refining his route-running for me. Beckham's floor is very high.
    about 3 hours ago
  • @Ryan_Riddle Rather have Beckham to build around.
    about 4 hours ago