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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

The RaidersBlog Podcast – Episode 5

In episode 5 of the Raiders Blog Podcast, Christopher Hansen (@chrishansenNFL) and Taylor Armosino (@tarmosino) discuss the Raiders cap situation and preview their needs moving into free agency. or other podcast clients: http://raidersblog.com/feed/podcast Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Posted in Podcast

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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Posted in Offseason 2012

Preseason Profile: Travis Goethel, LB

Travis Goethel #50 College: Arizona St. Height: 6’2½” Weight: 240 lbs Arm Length: 32.0″ Hand Size 9.6″   40 Yard Dash: 4.81 3 Cone Drill: 6.93 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.54 Bench Press: 21 reps Vertical Jump: 35″ Broad Jump: 111″

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Posted in Linebackers, Player Profiles

Preseason Profile: Rolando McClain, LB

Rolando McClain #55 College: Alabama Height: 6’3″ Weight: 254 lbs Arm Length: 33″ Hand Size: 9 3/8″   40 Yard Dash: 4.69 3 Cone Drill: N/A 20 Yard Shuttle: N/A Bench Press: 24 reps Vertical Jump: 35″ Broad Jump: N/A

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Posted in 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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Ranking the Oakland Raiders 2012 Offseason Hires

Al Davis carefully planned his estate so his son could retain full control of the team. It will be Mark Davis who leads the team into an era of Raiders football without his legendary father. Mark Davis waited three months before making

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Posted in Front Office, 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

Week 15 Preview: Effort & Efficiency

Two weeks ago headed into the game against Miami the Raiders were leading the AFC West and coming off three straight victories. Two weeks later the season is on the line. Thanks to Timothy Tebow in Denver and two horrible

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