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The AFC West division in the National Football League is in transition mode. This is nothing new to western based football programs. In the past five years every team in the division has had several changes in their coaching infrastructure but no team in the NFL has sailed with the winds of change quite like The Oakland Raiders. Although The Raiders have had only two general managers since 1963, the team has had seven head coaches in the past ten years. When team owner Al Davis passed away last October, his son Mark knew he needed to bring in someone who would continue the tradition that his father built. The hiring of former Raider Reggie McKenzie and the subsequent hiring of head coach Dennis Allen was the first small step the organization took in beginning the new era of excellence.
Al Davis conveyed a philosophy of valuing the raw talent of his athletes and working with his head coach to mold them into outstanding football players. Unlike Davis, McKenzie avoided making...
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It’s the time many Raiders fans have been waiting for since January. Yes, football is coming to Oakland on Monday. While it may only be a preseason game, there are some developing positional battles that will have a huge effect on how the Raiders go about business during the preseason waiver wire, as well as [...]
Next monday night, the Raider Nation will have its first opportunity to see quarterback Terrelle Pryor in action. Unless you want to consider his meaningless QB sneak nullified by a false start against the Chiefs in october 2011, the upcoming pre-season game against the Cowboys will probably be remembered as the proper NFL debut of [...]
When QB Carson Palmer was traded to the Oakland Raiders and thrown into the mix after Jason Campbell went down, he says he just basically winged it without having a chance to get acclimated to the offense.
This year will be very different, he tells the Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury-News.
"No comparison,… I mean, no comparison." He says he never had a chance...
The Oakland Raiders have decided to take advantage of the league’s newly eased blackout rules. According to Paul Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area the team has decided to lower the threshold for the local blackout to be lifted to 85% of capacity. The announcement comes just a year after selling out all 8 home games [...]
The Oakland Raiders went back to practice in pads after a shell session on Wednesday and a day off yesterday. As the team gets closer to the preseason opener Monday against the Dallas Cowboys, injuries continue to be an issue as well as focus and execution.
“No, it wasn’t what we expected,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said on Friday's practice. “I thought our...
Oakland Raiders running back Mike Goodson says his neck is still sore after taking a hard hit that sent him to the hospital earlier in the week but is relieved there is nothing more serious wrong with him.
Goodson was back out at the practice field for the Raiders (tied for No. 23 in the AP Pro32) for the first time Friday since being taken by ambulance to the hospital three days...
Oakland Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry has not yet returned from Los Angeles, where he was getting a second opinion on his injured knees. Curry told CSN Bay Area on Aug. 5 that he received stem cell treatments after injuring his knees during offseason workouts. His knees were not improving so he left camp at the end of the week to have them re-examined. He has been on the physically...
Terrelle Pryor has been waiting a long time to actually get to play in a football game.
After an aborted rookie season with the Oakland Raiders that included no preseason games and a penalty before his only snap in the regular season, Pryor is more than ready for this season's exhibition opener. Pryor will get that chance on Monday night when the Raiders (tied for No. 23 in...
Raiders TE Brandon Myers, who has the early edge in a wide-open battle for the starting job, suffered a shoulder injury midway through practice and went to the locker room to be examined. Minutes later, he left the practice facility with a trainer. Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he wasn't sure how severely Myers was hurt. Myers was hurt when SS Mike Mitchell took him to the...
The offseason moves that brought Ron Bartell and Shawntae Spencer to the Oakland Raiders on the surface seemed to be a perfect a union.
A team looking to go in a new direction at cornerback brought in two veterans sorely in need of fresh starts.
Bartell and Spencer have brought sage leadership skills to a young secondary in Oakland that is adapting to a brand new defensive system...
As the Oakland Raiders finished their last full practice before their Monday Night Football preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys, a familiar face was in Napa. Former head coach Jon Gruden, who now announces for ESPN's Monday Night Football, was on hand to see the team practice before he calls the game. The Raiders went without pads as they prepare to see their first...
Linebacker Aaron Curry, who has not practiced with the Raiders in training camp due to a knee injury, is set to see a specialist in Los Angeles as his recovery is not going as the Raiders had hoped, head coach Dennis Allen said. Curry, projected as the Raiders' starting weak-side linebacker, has been hampered by knee problems most of the offseason. Allen said Friday that Curry...
Oakland Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour is afraid the NFL’s replacement officials are going to only hurt the game of football.
“I think the integrity of the game is at stake,” Seymour told USA Today. “You never know who they know and who they’re connected to. And who are their favorite teams. To just say we’ve got some new guys coming in, who knows? They...
Last night, two AFC teams took to the field in their first preseason contests of 2012. Both games were fairly high profile, as the Chargers took on the Packers in a game that featured two on the NFL’s best quarterbacks, while the Broncos took on the Bears, highlighted by the return of Peyton Manning. Here [...]
With just a handful of preseason games played, it seems that a common theme has already arisen.
In Ryan Mathews' short stint versus the Packers on Thursday night, he suffered a broken collarbone that will see him on the bench for the next 6 weeks. The Eagles' signal caller. Michael Vick, has shown once again that he is no stranger to the training table, as he...