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#94 Jarvis Moss & #51 Aaron Curry pictured playing for the Oakland Raider, 2011.
Oakland made quiet moves to bolster their linebacking corp over the last two years, in this article we will explore which is the best. Drafting Rolando McClain in the first round certainly helped the beleaguered Silver and Black defense, but it was the addition of two cast offs that have the Raiders poised to be contenders in 2012. First, there was the ultimate cut day steal of former 1st round pick Jarvis Moss from the Broncos. Moss had given Denver three and half years of loyalty to only be given walking papers by the Broncos front office. How could a team give up on a guy who averaged 8 sacks a season at the University of Florida? Sure Moss has struggled some since starting in the NFL, but the man has nearly doubled his season sack average since moving to the correct side of the AFC West.
Love stealing a former 17th overall pick from a Division Rival? How about bamboozling a former division rival for a 4th overall pick? When Oakland traded a 7th rounder and a conditional 2013 pick to the Seahawks for Wake Forest standout Aaron Curry things got real beside the bay. No one can deny the potential potency of combining 1450 points in draft point value to create the ultimate backing group…
Projected 2012 Oakland Starting Linebackers
But I digress. Lets see what Curry has done for Raider Nation since his move.
This makes picking a winner awfully tough. And with McClains’ recent legal troubles Oakland will need help from this dynamic duo for outside pressure. Reviewing all these measurables here at Raidertalk, our team has come up with one clear cut winner. Jarvis Moss. While we can’t help but fall in love with everything Curry brings to the team, being able to take a highly productive player off of your hated division rival is too valuable to the franchise. The AFC better watchout, because the underdogs are coming.
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With new management in Oakland comes many changes including personnel, schemes, philosophies and even media relations. By nature change tends to make people uneasy. It’s hard to get that comfortable feeling many fans are looking for this time of year when there is so much change happening all at once. Many will agree that change is not always bad, but its the unknown of it all...
About 3 weeks ago, I wrote a post-combine Mock Draft, without clear-cut information , I had to assume the compensatory picks the Oakland Raiders would receive. Earlier in the week the NFL announced the Raiders would receive; 3rd round (95th overall), 4th round (129th overall), and 5th round (168th overall) compensatory picks, along with 5th [...]
The Oakland Raiders made some serious moves for Terrelle Pryor, was it worth it? Well, we all know Carson Palmer is the head of the class in Oakland with experience and his ability to be a good pocket passer, but what he is not known for is his scrambling or mobility. Enter Terrelle Pryor. He
Fans of the Oakland Raiders see Michael Bush having as much success in 2012 with his new team, as he did in 2011 with their beloved Raiders. This, according to our most recent poll. For the last couple of years Bush has been the Raider’s insurance policy against Darren McFadden, who hasn’t seen a full [...]
It’s always fun to go back and look at some of the great players who have come and gone in Oakland Raiders history. Today, we’re going to take a look at some film of former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell.
We at RaiderTalk were excited about Russell coming out of college, as was the team. More film of Russell after the jump.
With the Raiders, Russell never turned out...
According to ProFootballWeekly.com, general manager Reggie McKenzie and the Oakland Raiders would love to lock up safety Tyvon Branch to a long-term extension this offseason, after placing the franchise tag on him about a month ago.
The Raiders have been very happy with Branch’s progression over the past four seasons and want to make sure he sticks around.
If the Raiders are able...
The Raiders continued their solid, if unspectacular, offseason yesterday by making two moves that will pay big dividends for the team in the next year.
Specifically, the Raiders traded for former Panthers RB Mike Goodson and signed FA LB Philip Wheeler who had visited the team earlier in the week.
Starting with Goodson, because that move happened earlier in the day, around 1pm...
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With the arrival of new Head Coach Dennis Allen this off-season, we thought it would be fun to go back and look at the Raiders’ top ten head coaches since the 1995 season. We have the coaches ranked in order of their winning percentages.
1. Dennis Allen (Undefeated)
Allen is of course undefeated until the season starts, so he has the best win percentage...
Today the Raiders meet for the first time as a team since the season ended after week 17 last December.The Raiders are one of the teams afforded the opportunity to meet this early because they have a new head coach in Dennis Allen. The first meetings are when the coach explains to the players as a group how he will be running the team and starting to set expectations.The offense...
Will Donavon McNabb and Terrell Owens reunite in Oakland? (Image courtesy of Al Tielemans)
The Oakland Raiders will pursue free agents Donavon McNabb, Terrell Owens and Jerry Rice, according to an anonymous tip. Oakland is looking for “the final pieces” to make a Super Bowl run.
“We feel that with these players, we would instantly become Super Bowl contenders,” said Raiders...
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The Oakland Raiders may consider trying to trade for New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, RaidersTalk learned early Sunday morning.
Gan Stermama, a Raiders fan who lives in the local Oakland area, called RaidersTalk editors this morning to break the news. Stermama informed us that he has been trying to contact ESPN since January to...
Over the weekend, the Carolina Panthers traded for offensive lineman Bruce Campbell, from the Oakland Raiders. In exchange, the Panthers gave the Raiders RB Mike Goodson.
Goodson played extensively in 2010 when the Panthers had injuries to starting running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, but last season, he played in only four games and did not carry the ball once...
RaiderTalk - BroncoTalk's 2012 April Fool's joke - a satirical-yet-intrinsically nightmarish Oakland Raiders blog.
At 12:01 a.m. last night, April 1, 2012, BroncoTalk – Denver Broncos Blog and News transformed into a terrifying alternate reality: RaiderTalk.
April Fool’s… but there were quite a few negative reactions. We lost Twitter followers. We got a smattering of...
2012 Raiders-Specific mock draft, by @raiderdraftnikThis article is the work of Tyler Dickson, who is an avid follower of college football and a Raiders fan. You can follow him on Twitter @raiderdraftnik for his thoughts on players as we lead up to the draft.This is a Raider-Specific mock draft but for a 3 round mock draft from Tyler that shows the players selected before the...
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Oakland Raiders have signed free agent linebacker Philip Wheeler to a one-year deal.
Wheeler has been with the Indianapolis Colts for the past four seasons and they were hoping to re-sign him, in order to use him as an outside linebacker in their new 3-4 scheme.
Wheeler will now head west and hope to make an impact for the silver and black.