Found July 11, 2012 on Fox Sports:
To get you fully prepared for the unofficial start of the 2012 NFL season, we're ranking every team from worst to first in the weeks leading up to the opening of training camps. Every day, we'll be previewing two teams, one from each conference, analyzing them from top to bottom and giving you all you need to know to be an informed fan. What's the major storyline heading into camp? What's the key training camp battle to watch? Who's the young guy to watch? Is there any hope? Today's two teams: the Oakland Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No. 24: Oakland Raiders Training camp site: Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, Calif. Training camp start: July 29 BetOnline Super Bowl odds: 66-1 What I like about you: There's a new regime in town with general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen. Everyone's seemingly healthy and focused. And nobody -- I mean nobody -- expects anything out of the Raiders this year. What I don't like about you...

Richard Seymour has High Praise for his Head Coach

Richard Seymour is to the defense, what Carson Palmer is to the offense in terms of leadership.  The former Patriot does it by example.  He’s been there, done that.  He has accomplished just about everything an NFL player can hope to accomplish.  He has 3 Super Bowl rings.  He’s been an all-pro 3 separate times.  [...]

Will the Oakland Raiders Sign Tyvon Branch To a New Contract Before Monday’s Deadline?

What’s up RaiderNation? There has been a lot of buzz about ongoing contract negotiations between the Oakland Raiders and Tyvon Branch. The deadline for an agreement to be reached is next Monday at 4 P.M. EST. The word is that they are working hard to try to get a deal done. There are those who [...]

Richard Seymour says Dennis Allen has the “it factor”

Getty Images Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour told Rich Gannon on Sirius XM NFL Radio that new head coach Dennis Allen has the “it factor.” “Some coaches just have the ‘it factor’ and Dennis Allen has it. I can’t stress enough about everyone being on the same page,” said Seymour, per Adam Schein. The Raiders aren’t the most talented team, but if they...

Progress between Tyvon Branch and Raiders

According to CSN Bay Area and the Contra County Times, talks are ongoing between the Raiders and franchise player Tyvon Branch and there has been recent progress between the two sides. The Raiders and Branch have no shortage of comparable deals to look at. Players of similar quality such as Eric Weedle, Michael Griffin, and even teammate Michael Huff have all signed in the last calendar...

Raiders, Tyvon Branch still working on a new deal

Getty Images According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times,  Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has indicated that contract talks with safety Tyvon Branch’s agent are ongoing at the moment. The Raiders have until next Monday, July 16th to work out a new deal.  If they can’t get something done, they’ll have to wait until after the regular season to start...

Oakland Raiders 2012 Training Camp Competition: Outside Linebackers Part 1

The Oakland Raiders have had much turnover at the outside linebacker position this offseason. They let go of Darryl Blackstock, Kamerion Wimbley, and Quentin Groves. Wimbley started every game the last two seasons for the Raiders, while Groves made three starts and played in all 16 games. Blackstock started one game and played in all 16 games. With those three players gone, the Raiders...

Seahawks fans expunge the bitter memories of Aaron Curry by exploding his jersey (VIDEO)

Seems only fitting that the Seahawks logo remained intact. LB Aaron Curry, drafted 4th overall by the Seahawks in 2009, has turned out to be a monumental bust, to the point that Seattle shipped his underproductive body to the Raiders in October of 2011 for a late round pick in 2012, and a conditional pick in 2013.  Apparently the Wake Forest product had some not-so-nice things to...

Buccaneers’ Ronde Barber could move back to cornerback if Eric Wright is suspended

Legal woes continue in the Buccaneers’ defensive backfield. Aqib Talib is already facing potential discipline from the commissioner even though his felony assault with a deadly weapon charges were dropped. Now, their other cornerback, free agent acquisition Eric Wright, is facing league discipline after being arrested for DUI last week. Behind those two, their depth is questionable...

Video: Eric LeGrand’s ESPYS Speech

Eric LeGrand received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award last night at the ESPNYS and delivered an inspiring speech. LeGrand talked about the moment right after he injured himself and not knowing what would happen next. He ended, fittingly, by quoting Jimmy V. LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player, was paralyzed from the neck down while making a tackle on a special teams play...

Raider Nation Celebration to be Held on August 12th

There will be a Raider Nation Celebration in 2012.  According to the Oakland Raiders official website, the celebration will be held on Sunday, August 12th.  Yes, that’s the day before the very first exhibition game of the 2012 preseason.  So, for all of you in the Bay Area, this should be a great time to [...]

Getting to know: Tony Bergstrom

The first draft pick of the Reggie McKenzie era, taken in the 3rd round of the 2012 draft, was a tall, athletic RT from Utah named Tony Bergstrom.Bergstrom, a 3 year starter at RT, started and played in 38 of 39 possible games during his sophmore to senior years.His senior year he earned honors as first team All-Pac and, according to Utah's football website, was their best...
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