The Difference: 2008 vs. 2018 Gruden

Raiders QB Derek Carr
When Jon Gruden left the sidelines, the NFL felt different. With the era of innovation ahead, Gruden departed at a very different time. Now, the league‘s defense seem almost as complex as some offense. In fact, defensive play evolved into a specialized form. Whereas...

Could Derwin James win Defensive Rookie of the Year?

Two years ago, a Chargers rookie took home the award for Defensive Rookie of the Year. In year 1, Joey Bosa recorded 10.5 sacks in 11 starts (12 games) and a forced fumble, announcing himself to the NFL world. That was also after a...

Forgive or Forget: Former Raiders WR Crabtree’s Mindset

Former Raiders WR Michael Crabtree
In Week 12, the Oakland Raiders will travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens. While it feels like these teams play each season, this matchup will feel different.

Could the Raiders Copy the Rams’ Success?

Oakland Raiders 2018 opponent LA Rams
If the Raiders want to build a sustainable winner, perhaps borrowing from the Rams could work.

Possible Raiders Cuts: DL, TE, and LB

Raiders OLB Shilique Calhoun
When the Raiders break camp in two months, Reggie McKenzie will make tough decisions. More importantly, the roster needs paring. Meanwhile, the preseason gives players the chance to shine. With that said, here is a list of possible cuts.   DL: Mario Edwards Jr. Listen, the Raiders...

Raiders vs. Patriots: Conquering Belichick

Raiders Rival Bill Belichick
In an ongoing series, FPC Raiders looks at the New England Patriots. From the outset of any season, the Patriots remain the odds-on favorite in the AFC.

Denver Broncos: Measuring the future of the running backs

Oakland Raiders Rival RB Royce Freeman
For everyone who has watched the Denver Broncos over the past couple of seasons, it is not a secret that the offense has struggled mightily. The retirement of Peyton Manning and departure of Brock Osweiler left the team, for all intents and purposes, without...

The Raiders Brass: McKenzie and Gruden’s Potential

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden
A ton of Raiders talk this offseason surrounds the Raiders head coach and general manager relationship.

2018 Raiders: Improving on ’17 Stats

Oakland Raiders HC Jon Gruden
In the middle of the summer remains the best time to reflect upon the disaster the 2017 Raiders turned out to be.

Amari Cooper’s Toughest AFC North Matchup

Raiders Rival William Jackson III
In 2018, the Oakland Raiders have four difficult AFC North games to play. As a result, the offense needs to step up early and often. In particular, Amari Cooper must show why people should consider him a true number one wideout.

Raiders HC Gruden: Expectations vs. Reality

Raiders HC Gruden and QB Carr
Jon Gruden will be back on the Oakland Raiders sideline after nearly two decades. Tom Cable is also returning to coach the offensive line nearly a decade since he was fired as head coach.

FPC Raiders Forum: Battle of the Bay

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr
If you do not reside in the Bay Area, or not from those parts, the Battle of the Bay is unfamiliar.

Raiders Potential Cuts: Offensive Line

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie
It is cliché’ to say nobody is safe because that is the case across the board of professional sports teams. However, that is especially true, as the Gruden Regime has already hit the Raiders roster hard.

Raiders vs. Patriots: McDaniels’ Impact

Raiders Rival Josh McDaniels
In this ongoing series, FPC Raiders dives deep inside the New England Patriots to see what makes them tick. Additionally, the goal remains to defeat New England, on the way to the Super Bowl. Today, we look at offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

Raiders Adjustments: Change Under Gruden

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch
After a nightmarish 2017, the Raiders actually have an offensive clue. Jon Gruden will helm this offense and make the Raiders effective. Under Todd Downing adjustments lived with the Easter Bunny and Santa: fictional. As a result, Oakland sputters. FPC Raiders writers Terrance Biggs,...

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