Raiders RB: So Far, So Decent

Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch
Over the first two weeks, you can see what Jon Gruden wants to accomplish. He instituted a run heavy approach. With the offseason acquisitions of fullback Keith Smith and tight end Derek Carrier, the Raiders want to pound the ball. While the Rams’ blowout...

Raiders/Dolphins: Previewing the Miami Defense

Raiders Rival Cameron Wake
When the Raiders roll into Miami, they will seek to end a brutal two-game slide. During this slide, the team faced established defenses, helmed by veteran players and coaches. However, the Miami Dolphins present a different set of problems for the Raiders’ offense. If...

Raiders CB Conley Finding Stride Early In 2018

Raiders CB Gareon Conley
If there is a throwback on the Oakland Raiders roster, it is cornerback Gareon Conley.

Raiders CB Melvin Looks To Build Off Week Two Interception

Raiders CB Rashaan Melvin
Up 12 spots to #11 in the ranks of opponent passing yards per game from this point last season, the Raiders have clearly made changes. Possibly the most significant change in the Raiders’ secondary this offseason could be Rashaan Melvin.

Proving Ground: Raiders DE Irvin Must Show Up

Raiders DE Bruce Irvin
During the all-important waning moments of fourth quarter last Sunday against the Broncos, he faltered.

Sound Scheme, Failed Execution Hurts Raiders

Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden
Jon Gruden is proving he is not out of touch with today’s NFL, cast those 1998 jokes aside.

With No Pass Rush, Raiders LB Must Provide Their Own

Raiders LB Tahir Whitehead
Despite a brutal 20-19 loss, the Oakland Raiders can enjoy a bright spot, of sorts. The Raiders almost employ an entire new starting defense in 2018. However, outside of the secondary, nothing appears more improved than their linebacker corps. Bringing in Tahir Whitehead, Derrick...

Raiders Questions: Two Down, Fourteen Left

Raiders QB Derek Carr
After two weeks, the Raiders sit at 0-2. While many reasons exist for the winless record, questions do arise as to how this team arrived here. With fourteen games remaining, the team could still right the ship and pull out of this slide. However,...

Raiders Linebackers Will Lead the Way

Raiders LB Marquel Lee and Tahir Whitehead
In looking at the Raiders new linebacker group, let us start with the Raiders middle linebacker. This position has been one where the Raiders have not found any stability. As a result, cycled through a host of names at linebacker, expect the Raiders to...

Raiders Lose Heartbreaker to Broncos, 20-19

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr
In the second game under Jon Gruden, the Raiders entered Denver, only to see a twelve point lead evaporate.

Raiders TE Cook Looks to Build On Week One

Raiders Tight End Jared Cook
In his first game of the 2018 season, Jared Cook put the league on notice with a monster game of nine receptions and 180 yards.

Raiders S Nelson Needs Benching

Raiders S Reggie Nelson
With his signature dreads  and his penchant for being a ballhawk , Reggie Nelson quickly earned the Predator moniker.

Raiders Add Veteran Defensive Tackles to Roster

Oakland Raiders DT Johnathan Hankins
With two of their tackles ailing with foot injuries, the Raiders scoured the free agent wire.

Raiders WR Cooper Struggles With Consistency

Raiders WR Amari Cooper
Amari is from African-Yoruba origins and means “strength”. The Oakland Raiders, however, changed the definition of Amari to “invisible”.

Raiders Opinion: Explore Trade Options for S Joseph

Raiders Safety Karl Joseph
It is obvious that Jon Gruden is not that big of a fan of former Raiders first round pick Karl Joseph. As a result, fellow safety Reggie Nelson saw most of the snaps on Monday. Meanwhile, he looked every bit of his age. Most...

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