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This time around the Falcons are going to face off against the Oakland Raiders after traveling to the nation capital to play the Washington Redskins. There isn't much familiarity between the teams as both have gone through major changes since they last faced off in 2008. The Raiders have changed owner, coaches, and general managers.
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After the passing of Al Davis, the Raiders brought in former Packers director of football operations Reggie McKenzie to become the new GM. McKenzie then fired Hue Jackson and brought in then Broncos' defensive coordinator Dennis Allen. During the 2011 season the Broncos' defense ranked 5th in sacks and 23rd in yards. Allen's defense was a major reason why the Broncos made the playoffs and subsequently defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since OC Greg Knapp was a positional coach for the last 3 years and DC Jason Tarver was in the college ranks we really can't compare the coaches head to head...
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The late, great Hunter S. Thompson once wrote this about the Oakland Raiders “The Raiders of old were vicious and crazy and cruel. Hanging around their locker room was like hanging around the weight room at Folsom Prison. Not all of them were ex-cons, but there were always enough Killers and Rapists and Bank Robbers [...]
The Oakland Raiders have been one of the proudest and most popular teams in the NFL, but recently have fallen on hard times. As they head into 2012, it will take a miracle for this team to compete for the playoffs and there is a better chance at grabbing the No. 1 overall 2012 draft pick.
Odds: As expected the Raiders are longshots to win Superbowl XLVII and are an eye-popping...
Travis Goethel #50
College: Arizona St.
Weight: 240 lbs
Arm Length: 32.0″
Hand Size 9.6″
40 Yard Dash: 4.81
3 Cone Drill: 6.93
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.54
Bench Press: 21 reps
Vertical Jump: 35″
Broad Jump: 111″
Travis Goethel was selected in the 6th round in the 2010 draft. He was initially thought to be one of those late round steals after making some...
It’s that time again, fantasy football season is here again and the Oakland Raiders have a lot of players that might be just the player you need to get you that extra point to win the championship this year. These are my top five fantasy players for the Oakland Raiders in 2012. 1. Darren McFadden [...]
Miles Burris #56
College: San Diego St.
Weight: 246 lbs
Arm Length: 31.7″
Hand Size 9.7″
40 Yard Dash: 4.67
3 Cone Drill: 6.81
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.20
Bench Press: 31 reps
Vertical Jump: 37.5″
Broad Jump: 121″
The Raiders seemed very excited at the opportunity to grab Miles Burris in the 4th round of the draft this year. In my opinion Miles seemed...
Al Davis’s Oakland Raiders legacy has been one of believing in the underdog and letting players who were released from teams who failed their roles come to Oakland to show the world that the football world was wrong. It is that concept of a underdog that has largely been what has brought so many Oakland Raiders [...]
Last season the Oakland Raiders kept nine cornerbacks and safeties on the final 53 man roster. Part one of the cornerbacks series focused on four players the Raiders will count on this season and are in competition for the starting cornerback jobs. Part two will look at the competition for what may be the final defensive back job on the 53 man roster.
Pat Lee was signed as a...
The Oakland Raiders have weapons on both sides of the ball to be a legit candidate in the AFC West. The problem is they can't stay healthy. The division got stronger with the addition of Peyton Manning to the Denver Broncos and healthy Matt Cassel should make this a fun division to watch. If Darren McFadden can stay healthy the Raiders can make a run at it. That leads to the...
In 2011, the Oakland Raiders new owner Mark Davis, son of Al Davis who died last year had to search for a General Manager after his father’s death. The search lasted three months doing his own research consulting with many experts, but by the time he got a chance to interview candidates he knew, “Reggie [...]
Earlier this weekend the Oakland Raiders finally came to terms with their franchise player strong safety Tyvon Branch on a four-year, $26.6 million contract. The deal can reach a maximum value of $28 million in the deal.
A league source confirmed Saturday that the deal includes a $5.6 million signing bonus, and he will make $16.1 million over the next two years. Branch...
Tyvon Branch signed a new contract on Saturday worth $26.6 million over four years, with $17.1 million guaranteed (Credit: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)
According to Jason LaCanfora of CBSSorts.com, the Raiders and franchise-tagged safety Tyvon Branch agreed to a four-year contract Saturday.
Branch had signed his $6.2 million tender and worked out with the team through the offseason...
The Raiders confirmed that they signed promising S Tyvon Branch to a long term deal Saturday evening, continuing a promising offseason. Branch's deal is reportedly 4 years and $17.6 million guaranteed and is worth a maximum of $28 million. The terms of the contract were not announced or confirmed by the team.
Branch had previously been franchised and had signed his franchise...
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Raiders are in “no rush” to sign Cedric Benson. Benson to the Raiders would seem like an obvious fit because, while the Raiders do have running backs, Darren McFadden, Taiwan Jones, and Mike Goodson, none are power backs like Benson is. Benson to the Raiders has been speculated for weeks, but they appear to not be in any rush...
Kaelin Burnett #57
Weight: 234 lbs
Arm Length: N/A
Hand Size N/A
40 Yard Dash: 4.64
3 Cone Drill: 6.70
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.30
Bench Press: 20 reps
Vertical Jump: 34.5″
Broad Jump: 129″
Kaelin Burnett is the brother of Miami Dolphins linebacker Kevin Burnett. Kaelin began his career playing outside linebacker at Nevada, but was moved to...
This offseason the Oakland Raiders used their franchise tag on strong safety Tyvon Branch. Branch signed the 6.2 million dollar tender in May to ensure he would remain with the Raiders for at least the 2012 season. Now the two sides have reached an agreement that will keep Branch with the team for the next four seasons.
The new contract will be worth 26.6 million dollars...