Posted October 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen is taking a different approach to the bye week this year. Almost half the team was excused from the first practice in the bye week this year as Allen gave almost all of the team's veterans and injured players time away from the field. After the team held morning meetings, the veterans got some rest and treatment while the younger players held a short practice to tune up the passing game and clean up some mistakes. That's a contrast to last year's approach when Oakland held mostly full practices during its week off in Allen's first year as coach. --- AP NFL website:

Raiders superfan Dr. Death speaks at Oakland City Council meeting

A pretty important Oakland City Council vote went down Tuesday night. The Council voted in favor of extending the planning period for the Coliseum City sports complex proposal. Long story, short: That’s a good thing if you want to see Oakland sports remain in Oakland. The $2 billion Coliseum City project, which has plans for up to three different venues for the Raiders, A’s and...

Raiders coach says the franchise WILL be built around Terrelle Pryor

Today Terrelle Pryor was given a major vote of confidence. Pryor has been very impressive this year, and he is winning the locker room over. “He’s still a young player,” Allen said Monday. “He’s still got a lot of growing to do and a lot of getting better to do. He’s a talented player and […]

Pryor still believes the team will turn its season around, schedule following bye week favorable for Oakland

  The Oakland Raiders, still riding the high from defeating in-state rival San Diego last week, went into Arrowhead Stadium with the belief they could pull off an upset once again. Three hours and several more injuries later, the team left Kansas City with more questions than answers. The Raiders defense fought and kept the game within reach but it was the offense who threw the...

Planning period for proposed project extended, gives Raiders fans hope the franchise will stay in Oakland

  Local fans still have hope that their team will stay in their city. The Oakland City Council has extended the planning period for the proposed Coliseum City sports and entertainment project an additional 12 months by a unanimous vote, as reported by The extension gives time to interested investors to evaluate the grand project that could include as many as three...

Dennis Allen: Pryor still has 'a lot of growing to do and a lot of getting better to do'

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen sees a bright future for his quarterback Terrelle Pryor, and even though he's not quite ready to call him the face of the franchise just yet, he's certainly putting his eggs in the young QBs basket. Pryor had a stellar game against the San Diego Chargers in week 5, giving credence that the team should look to Pryor for the long-term...

Terrelle Pryor is taking leadership in Oakland; Say’s team will make playoffs

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Terrelle Pryor takes the blame for Sunday’s loss

Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor took the blame for Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs. “What disappoints me is we lost the game because of me; that’s how I look at it,” said Pryor, via the Contra Costa Times. “You know what?” he continued. “I deserved them hits, because I didn’t get the ball out, and on one play I called the wrong protection. You make mistakes like that...

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Raiders want to build around Terrelle Pryor

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Oakland Raiders: 2013 Week 7 NFL Power Rankings (#30)

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Terrelle Pryor: Oakland Raiders will make playoffs

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New Bills QB Matt Flynn: 'I always think I can get the job done'

Nineteen months ago Matt Flynn was considered a hot NFL commodity. This afternoon Flynn signed a contract with the Buffalo Bills his fourth team since the 2011 season. Flynn was a high-profile free agent last year. He's served as Aaron Rodgers' understudy and had shown the requisite flashes of backup brilliance to earn a three-year $19.5 million contract with the Seattle...

Oakland Raiders Didn't Handle Business or Kansas City Chiefs

In my last article that came out on Saturday, "Oakland Raiders Poised to upset Kansas City Chiefs," I predicted how and why the Raiders would get the win in Kansas City on Sunday. The game went right along with the prediction until the bottom fell out in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter. You can't put this on the defense because they held up...

And The Award For Wildest Football Comparison Of The Year Goes To Warren Sapp

Flynn is like Wet Dope, wouldn’t sell nowhere!! — Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) October 14, 2013 So there’s that to have fun thinking about on a Monday evening.  As you may know, the Buffalo Bills recently added Matt Flynn to the team after playing for the Raiders, and Warren Sapp seems to think that’s a horrible idea. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Thaddeus Lewis Diagnosed with Sprained Foot

Bills QB Thad Lewis has been diagnosed with a sprained right foot. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football TalkFantasy Spin:Lewis should be fine to play next week against the Dolphins, though Buffalo has signed former Raiders backup Matt Flynn in case he suffers a setback.
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