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I am a firm believer in the phrase “the pre season doesn’t count, but it does matter”. The Oakland Raiders’ priorities are talent evaluation and preservation of key starter health while acclimatizing to game speed competition. In this article we will take a cursory glance at preseason trends (won’t overvalue statistics or won/loss records) while [...]
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After years of the Chargers dominating the head to head matchups, the Oakland Raiders have been much stronger as of late, winning 3 of the last 4. This second of two Monday night matchups has proven to be one of the toughest to predict on this weekend’s slate of games. If the Raiders want to [...]
This offseason the Oakland Raiders brought in a new defensive minded head coach in Dennis Allen and new defensive coordinator Jason Tarver. On Monday night, in the regular season opener against the San Diego Chargers, the new defense will be on display.
“Yeah, we’re all excited about using our rules and seeing what we come up with,” defensive coordinator Jason Tarver said...
Each week we will bring you the official NFL injury status report for the Oakland Raiders and their opponent for the upcoming game. That report will usually come to you on Friday’s, but since this week’s game is on Monday, we bring you this report today. You won’t see anything out of the ordinary on [...]
According to Dan Parr of ProFootballWeekly.com, Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain is starting to look like a much improved player going into his third NFL season.
“The Raiders expect MLB Rolando McClain to be more of a leader and a more effective defender in his third season. New GM Reggie McKenzie is eager to see how McClain, the eighth overall pick in the 2010 draft...
Oakland rookie Miles Burris has had a tougher time keeping his emotions under control than he has learning the Raiders' defensive schemes.
Since being elevated to a starting outside linebacker early in training camp while Aaron Curry continues rehabbing following offseason knee surgery, Burris has stayed busy in the film room and on the field trying to keep pace with the rest...
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore practiced with the team for the first time in more than a month on Thursday, the Bay Area News Group reported. As a result, it seems likely he will play in the season opener on Monday. Moore has been sidelined since Aug. 4 with a hamstring injury. He did not play in any of the preseason games. Moore had 33 receptions last season...
Rolando McClain is a talented young middle linebacker. The 2010 1st round pick, 8th overall, was ProFootballFocus’ 26th rated middle linebacker last season and would have been much higher rated if he didn’t struggle so much in coverage. Still only heading into his age 23 season, he’s got a ton of upside, but he’s also got a major cloud hanging over his head with his legal...
Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore returned to practice Thursday for the first time in over a month. He was recovering from re-aggravating a hamstring injury he originally suffered in minicamp. He was limited in practice and it is uncertain if he will play on Monday.
Though he is officially listed as limited in practice, he doesn't look limited as he looked to be full speed...
According to Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com, the Oakland Raiders have officially ruled out wide receiver Jacoby Ford for Monday night’s opener against the Chargers.
While the Raiders are practicing this evening, WR Jacoby Ford (foot) is already listed as out.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 8, 2012
Ford hasn’t practiced for the past three weeks due to a foot injury.
Denarius Moore missed most of the preseason and Training Camp with hamstring problems, despite initially suffering the injury in June, and now it sounds like he’ll be a game time decision. If he doesn’t start, undrafted free agent Rod Streater, an offseason standout, would start as Jacoby Ford is also out with a foot injury. The problem for Moore owners in fantasy football is...
PFT is reporting via Twitter Thursday evening that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be signing cornerback DeMarcus Van ****, who was waived by the Oakland Raiders just a few days ago.
Van **** was originally drafted by the Raider in the 3rd round of the 2011 NFL Draft after playing his college football at the University...
On November 27, 1960, the Oakland Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers played their first game in what would become one of the most heated football rivalries in NFL history. Since then the Raiders have moved twice and the Chargers moved to San Diego, but the hatred has always been there. These are the top Raiders/Chargers matchups that have the most significance in Raiders History.
The final game of the season opening weekend of the NFL will not be watched by a ton of people outside the west coast, unless of course you are addicted to watching every game possible.
Many questions both of these quarterbacks in this ball game since one was a former star (Palmer) and many are questioning if the other ever come close to be the same gun-slinger he once was (Rivers...