Found August 15, 2012 on
It's early yet to start predicting the effectiveness of any NFL team's offense or defense, since we're primarily seeing names on the backs of Raiders jerseys we might never hear of again.
However, if Monday night's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys is any indication, fans of the silver and black may be able to cheer on a defense that hearkens back to a more glorious era.
The Raiders' defense last season was abysmal, ranking 29th in the league. This year they didn't fare much better with the critics, garnering the 28th spot out of 32 teams. So it doesn't get much worse in terms of grade.
But before anyone panics over visions of another 8-8 season, let's remember that the Raiders had a defense ranked 11th in 2010 that starred some of the same veterans that appear on this year's squad. Additionally, Monday's game, a difficult to watch 3-0 loss, showed some flashes of brilliance from the much maligned Raiders D.
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Less than 24 hours after announcing they had waived/injured two players, the Oakland Raiders have announced the signing of Korey Bosworth to replace one of the two vacated roster spots (leaving the team with 87 of 90 spots filled). Bosworth, listed at 6’1″ and 230lbs., came into the league in 2010, signing as an undrafted [...]
After only three days of rest since their 2012 debut against Dallas, the Oakland Raiders are ready to step onto the field again tomorrow at 7 P.M. (PDT) to face the Cardinals in Arizona. Even though it is still pre-season, it will be a very valuable game for several players who are looking to get [...]
Jeff Demps the Olympic sprinter and former RB for the Florida Gators has announced he is ready to get back to Football and the Raiders are in need of adding another running back with all the injuries that are piling up. Jeff Demps played for the Florida Gators for four years as a change of [...]
If you’re an NFL rookie who thinks you have it bad, just be thankful you don’t play in Oakland. We don’t really know if their rookies actually get the worst haircuts or if they simply do a great job of publicizing it, but any rookie who plays for the Raiders might as well completely shave their own head before training camp begins. Otherwise, there’s no guarantee you won’t...
Oakland Raiders’ training camp is off and running and the injuries are piling up. Whether it’s Aaron Curry with his knee injury, Jack Crawford with his foot, Taiwan Jones with a hamstring injury and the list goes on. However the two most intriguing injuries are with Mike Goodson and Brandon Myers. Players getting injured is [...]
As he makes the rounds trying to catch on with another NFL team, WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh has stepped up to vouch for the character of his former Bengals teammates Chad Johnson.
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Oakland Raiders preseason football debuted on Monday Night and even though the score was a 3-0 victory for the Cowboys there was still a lot to like about the debut. Some significant players had a great game and others struggled enormously which should cause concern for anyone. What makes this Cowboys game great for evaluation [...]
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen updated the status of some of the team's injured players after practice yesterday in advance of Fridays's game with the Arizona Cardinals.First, injured RB Mike Goodson, who was out with a neck injury following a very scary collision during a practice with pads last week returned to practice and is set to get his first playing time in Silver...
The long anticipated return to live action for the Oakland Raiders ended in a 3-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football in their preseason opener. The score in preseason games matter little because the starters and contributors play very little. The Raiders were able to get a look at the players on the roster and evaluate the strength and weaknesses.
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Ryan Mathews says there is ‘no doubt’ that he will play week 1 against the Oakland Raiders. Well, I have doubts. It’s good to hear a player have confidence and that he may ‘ahead of schedule’ on his rehab, but as Norv Turner said “Ryan is NOT a Doctor.” I have laid out my draft plan for Mathews and still think he can provide...
Former NFL Fullback Lorenzo Neal joins Rob and Amy to talk about Chad Johnson's release from the Dolphins and Tim Tebow's impact on the Jets.