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Best Case & Worst Case Scenarios For Each Raiders’ Draft Pick

The Raiders aren’t making much noise in free agency and will attempt to build through the draft. Missing are five of their original seven draft selections and in their place are five players that may contribute in 2012. A couple

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Posted in 2012 NFL Draft, 2013 NFL Draft, NFL Draft, 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

2011 Oakland Raiders Season Preview

Only two seasons ago the Raiders had trouble scoring touchdowns. All of that changed when Hue Jackson arrived as offensive coordinator prior to the 2010 season. Despite the continued problems pass blocking the Raiders vaulted into the top ten in

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Posted in 2011 Preview

20 Bold Predictions 2011

What can you expect of the Raiders this season? More on that in the season preview later this week. This is about bold predictions. We will revist them at the end of the season and see how we did. I

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Posted in 2011 Preview, Predictions

Raiders Served ‘Vanilla’ This Preseason

Remember the dumb brother from the movie “Corky Romano”? Trying to order rum raisin nut, rocky road, then pistachio. The guy keeps telling him we only have the three flavors on the sign; Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry. That’s what Hue Jackson has

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Posted in 2011 Preview, Preseason 2011, Raiders @ Seahawks

Huff Returns, Miller Next

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Michael Huff agreed to terms with the Raiders. Was Tyvon Branch not a fit at free safety or was it Michael Mitchell not ready to be the starter on the strong side? The Raiders 2010

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Posted in 2011 Free Agency

Hurry Up and Wait

The Raiders took the field for the first time in 2011. Missing were key free agents Nnamdi Asomugha, Zach Miller and Michael Huff and restricted free agents Michael Bush and Marcel Reece. Missing also were the slow tempo learning-intensive practices

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Posted in 2011 Free Agency, 2011 Preview, Free Agency, Training Camp 2011

Labor Fight Over: What’s Next For The Raiders?

The NFL and NFLPA agreed to a labor deal today, meaning there will be football in 2011 and no regular or preseason games will be missed. Training camp will begin Wednesday. Camp and free agency will be simultaneous and abbreviated.

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Posted in 2011 Free Agency, Uncategorized

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

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Posted in 2011 Preview

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

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Posted in 2011 Free Agency, Free Agency

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