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Raiders have big plans for Peyton Manning

Oakland Raiders coach Tony Sparano has made a difference since taking over for the now departed Dennis Allen and one of the main components he instilled was confidence. The Raiders have a three game home winning streak and the team played a tough game against division leader Denver Broncos the last time they played. Sparano said the team will use some schemes that worked in...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Raiders owner will be hands-on in coaching search

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis isn't going to let his underlings be solely responsible for finding the team's next coach - he plans to have a very active role in choosing the right person. Davis reportedly never had any real connection to former coach Dennis Allen, and he'd like to have some chemsitry with the next guy, per Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News. Per Kawakami...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mark Davis to be personally involved in Raiders’ coaching search

The last time the Oakland Raiders hired a head coach, it turned out to be a disaster. This time team owner Mark Davis wants to be involved in the hire so that history does not repeat itself. San Jose Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami reported on Wednesday that he spoke with Davis, who told him...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos: 2014 Week 17 NFL Pick

Oakland Raiders (3-12) at Denver Broncos (11-4) The Broncos lost last week in Cincinnati, but they still rank 3rd in rate of moving the chains differential. Manning isn’t playing as good of football as he was last season and he’s coming off of one of the worst games of his career, but this is still a very complete team that runs the ball and plays defense better than they did...
Via The Football Fan Spot
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WR Kenbrell Thompkins adding future hope at wide receiver position for Raiders

According to Scott White of CBS Sports, Raiders wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins played 40 of 72 offensive snaps in a home win over the Bills, and had his best day of the season hauling in five catches for 90 yards. Thomkins has 14 catches for 207 yards since joining the Raiders and has shown he has the ability to become a number one or two receiver for the club going forward...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Police: Fire that destroyed Rolando McClain’s Alabama house ‘suspicious’

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain learned Monday that an unoccupied home he owns in Alabama has been destroyed in a fire. And police aren’t quite willing to call it an accident… and why would they? Unoccupied homes usually don’t spontaneously combust. “Anytime you have a vacant house go up, particularly one of that value, you have to consider it suspicious,” Tuscaloosa...
Via Low Brow Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders send rookie QB Carr home sick from practice

  The Oakland Raiders sent Derek Carr home to rest after the rookie quarterback showed up Tuesday feeling ill. It's the first practice that Carr has missed since being selected as Oakland's starter at the end of the preseason. The 23-year-old has also been slowed by ankle, knee and thumb injuries this year. Interim coach Tony Sparano said he was hopeful Carr will be back on Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Khalil Mack of the Raiders was a huge Pro Bowl snub

The Defensive Rookie of the Year frontrunner was mysteriously not among the top ten in fan voting, but Pro Football Focus believes he has earned a place on the Pro Bowl roster. His PFF rating is a staggering +56.2 which has surpassed Von Miller (+50.3) as the highest grade of any outside linebacker in the […] The post Khalil Mack of the Raiders was a huge Pro Bowl snub appeared...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders send Carr home sick

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders sent Derek Carr home to rest after the rookie quarterback showed up Tuesday feeling ill. Carr did not practice and interim coach Tony Sparano said he was hopeful Carr will be back on Wednesday. The 36th overall pick in the draft, Carr has started all 15 games for the Raiders this season. He leads rookie quarterbacks in completions (330),...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders rookie Khalil Mack has the 2nd highest PFF grade behind only JJ Watt

The Oakland Raiders struck gold with Khalil Mack and hopefully he receives a Pro Bowl invite tonight. The Defensive Rookie of the Year frontrunner was mysteriously not among the top ten in fan voting, but Pro Football Focus believes he has earned a place on the Pro Bowl roster. His PFF rating is a staggering […] The post Raiders rookie Khalil Mack has the 2nd highest PFF grade...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
1 day ago  |  Discuss

GM Reggie McKenzie thinks the foundation for the Raiders has been set

I think that it is pretty well known that the Oakland Raiders plan to make a lot of changes after this Sunday. One of those reported changes that will be made is the removal of general manager Reggie McKenzie. It seems that the Raiders want to start fresh again and McKenzie doesn’t seem to be part of the team’s plan. With speculation that he could be gone, McKenzie believes...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Diamonds 2014 All-Rookie Team

Today I thought it would be great to put together NFL Draft Diamonds 2014 All-Rookie Team.  This class was a lot better than many expected, but several players really appeared to be on an All-Pro level in their rookie year.  This list is NFL Draft Diamonds 2014 ALL-Rookie Team (Offense) QB – Derek Carr – […] The post NFL Draft Diamonds 2014 All-Rookie Team appeared first...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Menelik Watson donates game check to 4-year-old with heart condition

Keep your tissue ready. Oakland Raiders offensive lineman, Menelik Watson donated his entire game check from Sunday’s game to the family of 4-year-old Ava Urerra of Las Vegas. Ava has a heart condition, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, that is like living with half a heart. The Raiders offered young Ava, who has undergone 14 different procedures on her heart, the opportunity...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders player gives game check to young girl in need

FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer reported on a touching story during Sunday’s pregame coverage about how one Oakland Raiders player was so touched by the story of a four-year-old girl bravely dealing with an illness that he put his money where his mouth is. Raiders offensive lineman Menelik Watson, after meeting Ava Urrea, who is...Read More The post Raiders’ Menelik Watson...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fun With Oakland Raiders Linebacker Sio Moore

It is a shame that Oakland Raiders fans are going to have to wait till next season to see linebacker Sio Moore play again. The second year player out of Connecticut--yes, good football players have come out of Connecticut--was put on the IR earlier this week ended his season. He finished the season with 90 tackled in 11 games and looks like he could be primed for a breakout season...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Harbaugh turned down Michigan money in 2011

Whether Jim Harbaugh is actually interested in the Michigan job or not, it would simply be bad business for him to come out and say he will not be the next head coach of the Wolverines. If nothing else, Harbaugh can use Michigan’s desperation as leverage. There have already been reports that Harbaugh wants to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy lines: Oakland Raiders with @LeviDamien from @silverandblackp

  Big game this week for the Bills. They haven’t won in Oakland since the 60s and I’m willing to bet this is probably the worst Oakland team they have played. To dish the 411 on Oakland, we have Levi Damien from Silver and Black Pride. Enjoy and tell a friend. 1) If you are the opposing teams, how would you attack the Raiders on offense and defense? On offense, the Bills could...
Via Buffalo Wins
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Take your pick: Colin Kaepernick or Derek Carr

Colin Kaepernick and Derek Carr are similar in many ways. Both are second-round picks, play in the Bay Area, are young quarterbacks and have pronounced strengths and weaknesses. Carr is a rookie with the Oakland Raiders and has started all season, unseating veteran Matt Schaub in the preseason. The former Fresno State star has provided Oakland fans with hope that he’s the franchise...
Via This Given Sunday
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders had to study game tape to learn celebrating techniques

The Oakland Raiders defense has quietly started to gel over the past month. However, the unit was so out of sync at the start of the season due to so many new players that defensive coordinator Jason Tarver actually had to resort to game film to show his team how to properly celebrate good plays Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Woodson wants Jim Harbaugh to coach Michigan over Raiders

Charles Woodson is only signed through the end of the season with the Oakland Raiders, but the 38-year-old has looked like a player who has at least another good year in him. Might Woodson re-sign with the Raiders and play under Jim Harbaugh in 2015? He hopes not. During an appearance on the Rich Eisen...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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