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Del Rio says coaching staff talked him out of benching Cook

Why didn’t the Oakland Raiders bench struggling quarterback Connor Cook during Saturday’s playoff loss? According to coach Jack Del Rio, it’s because the coaching staff didn’t think Oakland’s abysmal offensive showing was all his fault. Del Rio revealed that he considered putting Matt McGloin in to replace Cook at halftime of Oakland’s eventual 27-14 loss to Houston...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 08, 2017  |  Discuss

While not ideal, Connor Cook gives Raiders best chance to win

After Derek Carr suffered a broken leg on Christmas weekend, the AFC West leader Oakland Raiders were dealt a major blow on a potential Super Bowl run. After being destroyed 24-6 by the Denver Broncos in Week 17, backup quarterback Matt McGloin went 6 for 11 for 21 passing yards before he suffered a shoulder injury and was replaced by third string QB Connor Cook. While Cook fared...
Via The Comeback
January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders not optimistic about Matt McGloin playing in playoffs

The Oakland Raiders may be down to their third-string quarterback for next weekend’s playoff game against the Houston Texans. Matt McGloin was forced into action in Week 16 after Derek Carr suffered a broken leg. McGloin also started in Week 17, but he was knocked out of the Raiders’ loss to the Denver Broncos after taking a hit in the second quarter. According to NFL Media’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Carr says he ‘received great news’ in post-surgery message

By Jesse Reed Hours after he went under the knife to repair his broken fibula, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr gave fans a positive report via his Twitter account. Surgery couldn't have gone better! Received great news! Already started the recovery process!Thank you for all of your prayers as I heal up! — Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) December 27, 2016 It’s unclear...
Via Sportsnaut
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: To re-sign or not to re-sign Matt McGloin

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit That’s right Oakland Raiders fans. preseason Jesus, a.k.a. Matt McGloin will be...
Via cover32
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

What was good and bad about QB Matt McGloin’s 4th quarter preseason comebacks?

In each of the Raiders first 2 preseason games, third string QB Matt McGloin has led 4th quarter comebacks. Against the Vikings, he fell just short when his Hail Mary pass fell to the ground. Against the Lions, he was successful when his 19 yard TD pass was caught by WR Brice Butler. Of course, anytime your team gets a game winning drive from a back-up QB, it is a good thing. We...
Via cover32 - Raiders
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Raiders giving Matt McGloin a fair shot?

McGloin. McMoxie. McLovin’. Call him what you want, but the Oakland Raiders have one of the best third string quarterbacks in the league. Replacing an injured Terrelle Pryor in week 11 last year, Matt McGloin’s first pass against Matt Schaub’s Texans was a five-yard touchdown strike to Denarius Moore. There was no wild scrambling or option-reads. Instead, there were back shoulder...
Via cover32 - Raiders
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: QB evaluation after preseason week 1

The Oakland Raiders only put points on the board Friday on one occasion, which brings major QB concerns to mind. Especially because the touchdown that made up all six of Oakland’s points came from Matt McGloin, who at this point is the third-string QB. As I mentioned in my last article, the Raiders’ run game is one thing fans can be comfortable with but is Matt Schaub at starting...
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Rewind: Schaub reaches out to McGloin, drafting a QB and more

Take a look at the best pieces you may have missed this week: - Top five quarterbacks the Raiders could take in the draft (READ) - With continuity and a much better roster, can Dennis Allen finally prove his worth? (READ) - Raiders are hoping to convert short rentals into long term success (READ) - Matt Schaub reaches out to Matt McGloin and could be the best thing to ever happen...
Via cover32 - Raiders
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Matt McGloin “your guy” if the Super Bowl is at stake?

The Oakland Raiders have not yet found their franchise quarterback. Or have they? At least two players on the team appear to think so. is doing a series of posts reflecting the results of player polls conducted during the season. The other day I wrote about the fact that head coach Dennis Allen received votes from the Raiders locker room as the head coach players would most...
Via cover32 - Raiders
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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