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Raiders Free Agency Preview: Why Oakland Must Pursue These 11 Players

At 1 p.m. PDT, March 13, 2012 the NFL’s free agency period starts and the Raiders must be under the salary cap. There are a number of player contracts that have not yet restructured or otherwise addressed which will likely

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hue Jackson’s Window

The most successful teams in the NFL have their franchise quarterback. No other position in the NFL is as valuable. Teams, however, don’t need a spectacular quarterback to win. Look at San Francisco, Tampa Bay and the Giants. More than

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The Raiders Linebacker Problem

The strength of the Raiders defense as everyone knows is the defensive line. It is anchored by six-time pro-bowler Richard Seymour and 300-pounder Tommy Kelly. The defensive line also features two young stout defensive ends, Matt Shaugnessey and Lamarr Houston.

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Jets @ Raiders: The Week 3 Preview

On Offense by Brandon Dwonch The Raiders offense has been hitting on all cylinders. Week 1 saw Darren McFadden run for 150 yards. Week 2 showcased the Raiders vertical passing game as Jason Campbell passed for 323 yards and hooked up

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Twitter

  • Bring in people that have done it before (Only Gruden has), but don't keep replacing coaches and players. Bring in players who care. WHAT?
    about 4 mins ago
  • 2003 had all the same badasses as the 2002 Raiders except only had Gannon for first 7 games (2-5 record). 4-12 season. Everyone fired.
    about 9 mins ago
  • You have to find those guys that are leaders, but you can't keep running veteran free agents through the building? Help me out.
    about 13 mins ago
  • What is it you are agreeing with? RT @jreynaga21: @ChrisHansenNFL I also agree with Rich
    about 25 mins ago
  • I think I understand Gannon in the sense that there seems to be a fight from the roster.
    about 49 mins ago