Found August 20, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
Rough few days for Raiders tackle Alex Barron. On Friday, Barron, the apparent successor to the injured Jared Veldheer at left tackle, had an ugly debut in his new role against the Saints that left much doubt as to whether he could relied upon and also further complicated the Raiders’ o-line woes. So where does this get worse for Barron? Enter ex-Rams GM Billy Devaney, who on ESPN on Monday delivered this insightful scouting report of Barron to explain the former first-round pick’s untapped potential: “He does not like anything about the game except getting paid,” Devaney said. Burned. That’s perhaps the ultimate diss to an athlete. Questioning their effort/motivation/work ethic. What makes it so forceful is that Barron hasn’t really done anything in his career to disprove that opinion. Despite enviable size and potential and being a two-time All-American at Florida state, he has had a pedestrian NFL career in everything that isn’t committing false starts and holds. Devaney wasn’t...

We Will Get First Glimpse Of Oakland Raiders Defense on Friday

For the first time since training camp began, the Oakland Raiders will have a healthy defense. We all saw how horrible the Raiders defense looked last week against the New Orleans Saints, but that performance should not be indicative of how the Raiders defense will play this season. Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver must treat the upcoming preseason game against the Chicago Bears...

Raiders OC: Moore too immature

Denarius Moore put together a pretty good rookie season and expectations have been high for him, but can he live up to them?

Raiders Training Camp Quick Hits August 18th

First off I’m sorry about today everyone. Long day of moving wasn’t close to a computer but I am now. Here are some quick hits from today. My information comes from Raiders beat writers via Twitter and can be found on Twitter as @LeviDamien  @ChrisMcClain  @CorkOnTheNfl (Steve Corkran)  @VicTafur @AsherMatthews @ChrisHansenNFL. I will be compiling all of their information...

Raiders claim LB Chase Thomas

The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that they have claimed former Saints rookie LB Chase Thomas off of waivers. The Oakland Raiders have claimed LB Chase Thomas via waivers, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Tuesday.- August 20th  Thomas played under Raiders DC Jason Tarver at Stanford. While at Stanford Thomas recorded 229 tackles, 50.5 for loss, 27.5 sacks...

The best camp battle has to be in Oakland, the battle of the PUNTERS

The Oakland Raiders let long tenured punter Shane Lechler leave, without really extending an offer to him.  They let him leave because they had a kid on the injured reserve from last year named Marquette King.  Marquette is a big kid, that looks like a wide receiver.  King is a guy you would not want […]

Terrelle Pryor: Take A Flier

Very few fantasy relevant storylines fly below the radar this time of year.  Those “sleepers” that you’ve known about for months have made their way into the mainstream with big preseason performances. Every semi-competitive owner in your league is aware of the latest injury news, and which players stand to benefit most as a result.  To unearth a true sleeper this close to...

Oakland Raiders OC Calls Out Denarius Moore

With a change at the quarterback position and the departure of Darrius Heyward-Bey to Indianapolis, many around the league expected Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore to assume a bigger role and be the true #1 option. Coming off a season in which he caught 7 touchdowns with 741 yards, it seemed only  natural for the young wideout to continue to improve. Not everyone has...

Why the Raiders failed to convert 4th & inches versus the Saints

One of the pivotal plays in the Saints first-teams drubbing the Raiders top players was Oakland’s inability to convert a first down on 4th & inches. I was curious what had happened in this play as it was such a poor display of how to run the football and the results surprised me. I had initially thought that the offensive line had no push and had allowed multiple defenders...

Umemployed Matt Leinart Seems To Be Lonely

  What is unemployed Matt Leinart up to these days without work in the NFL? It seems he’s just hacking around Manhattan Beach…

Stewart-Haas Racing may be dynasty

Three Bad Boys and a Little Lady? How about the Oakland Raiders of NASCAR? Whatever moniker is concocted for Stewart-Haas Racing should Kurt Busch accept the team's pending offer, it's certain that in no time you'll be calling the organization "winners". Stewart-Haas Racing has the potential to be only the second organization with two Sprint Cup champions...

Raiders sign Tony Hills to help offensive line

Let me just start by saying the Raiders offensive line is awful, especially with Jared Veldheer out for at least eight games, and nothing they can do this close to the season, aside from convincing the league to legalize holding, will be able to improve it. That said, welcome to the team, Tony Hills! The Raiders needed to bolster their corps of tackles and signed Hills to a contract...

Old Guy Crushes Everyone With His Roll Tide T-Shirt

That’s how I roll Juan… Siri Has A Favorite College Football Team Matt Leinart, Party of One…
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