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With tomorrow being the birthday of the great Al Davis, we take the time to remember. We remember not only a Raiders legend, but a legend of the NFL and the sporting world. What he did for the game is unparalleled, and he did it with a swagger and mystique impossible to match. Al Davis [...]
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It was 2008; the Oakland Raiders had so much optimism in the air with the thought of Jamarcus Russell being the savior of the franchise and with the selection of Darren McFadden at running back would make Oakland the next great dynasty. Then the 2008 season started and Darren McFadden was sidelined much of the [...]
Former Raiders defensive end Anthony Wayne Smith was awaiting a new trial on a murder charge with his first trial ending in a hung jury on April 18.
A court document released Tuesday notes that Smith has been charged with three additional murders.
Smith was originally charged with the murder of Maurilio Ponce on October 7, 2008.
Smith now faces three more counts of the November...
The Oakland Raiders have used the last several drafts to secure a deep and talented wide receiver corps. In today's NFL, speed is the name of the game at the position and that's exactly what the Raider receivers possess. They have several wide outs that will see the field during the 2012 season. In part two, Raiders 101 will look at the players battling to make the roster...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter was asked which NFL wide receivers could have a break out season in 2012 and one of the players he mentioned is Denarius Moore of the Oakland Raiders.
“I think Denarius Moore has a chance to shine in Oakland and become a big-time wide receiver.,” wrote Schefter.
As a rookie last season, Moore put up some impressive numbers with 33 receptions...
Yesterday Raiders 101 went through some of the Oakland Raiders wide receivers who are sure to see the field and make an impact. With Darrius Heyward-Bey, Denarius Moore, and Jacoby Ford all solidified a roster spot, today we will look at the rest of the receiving corps battling for roster spots and some game snaps.
Louis Murphy has been a contributing member of the Raiders receiving...
As the NFL continues to become a passing league, offensive tackles are exceedingly important. The Oakland Raiders will start Khalif Barnes and Jared Veldheer at the tackle positions when the regular season starts. That leaves two more roster spots that will be battled for in training camp and preseason games.
Veldheer has improved in his two seasons with the Raiders. Drafted in...
What’s up RaiderNation? It is a sad day indeed as I write this article. A day that most here in the good ole US of A are celebrating the Nation’s independence from the tyrannical rule of England, and a day that the greatest nation of all (RaiderNation) would be celebrating the birthday of their forefather [...]
What words come to mind when i mention the name Al Davis? Maverick, delusional, and overbearing are probably the first words that come to mind for the average football fan. The only word that matters when referencing Al Davis is; Iconoclastic. Sadly, Mr. Davis’ legacy to most fans will be his last 10 years on [...]
Dennis Allen’s military background is exactly what the doctor ordered for the undisciplined Raiders. (Beck Diefenbach/Reuters Pictures)
At this time last year things were very different in Northern California. Jason Campbell was the starting quarterback. Hue Jackson was the head coach. And Al Davis was still alive(God rest his soul). But there is one thing that will continue throughout...
That a memorial in Las Vegas convened on what would have been Al Davis' 83rd birthday is appropriate. Even the Vegas setting - perhaps incongruous to many, but arguably apt to those who knew Darth Raider well - seemed likewise fitting. After all, bedecked in his ubiquitous white or silver jumpsuit, Davis was essentially a strolling-down-the-Vegas-strip caricature. And the man...
Al Davis would have turned 83 on July 4. Len Pasquarelli writes that while it once seemed like the former Raiders owner would live forever, nine months after his passing it’s fitting to recall his impact on the NFL and an influence on the league’s culture that could remain in perpetuity.
Defensive end Ben Davidson died from prostate cancer at the age of 72, former Raiders coach John Madden told KCBS radio in the Bay Area. Davidson played three seasons for the Packers before joining the Raiders from 1964-71 and emerging as a feared pass rusher on Oakland's defense dubbed "11 Angry Men." "We'll miss him. I've known him since I was about...