Found April 01, 2014 on The Sports Bank:
Matt Schaub had every chance to reach the Super Bowl while he was in Houston. He had a superb running back behind him to take pressure off of him, in Arian Foster. Foster is not just good, he could end up being historically good. Also Schaub was blessed with a great defense led by athletic monster, JJ Watt. How many quarterbacks would kill to have a defense like that to keep the score tight and to give his offense great field position? All the fault cannot lie with Matt Schaub for what happened in Houston. The head coach had some guilt in the fall from Super Bowl favorite to seller dweller. That is why Gary Kubiak is no longer the head coach there. I really do not know how he lasted as long as he did. Schaub has now went from a potential great situation with the Texans, although 2013 was a poor indicator of that, to the desert filled with skeletons of long forgotten quarterbacks. The Raider landscape is littered with names like Jeff George, JaMarcus Russell, and Carson Palmer. It is...

Oakland Raiders: Three free agents that should be targeted

The Oakland Raiders were in the running to bring in easily the best remaining free agent on the market in DeSean Jackson. But with news that he is signing with Washington to joing RGIII and company, the Raiders are back to the free agent drawing board. But while there are no more free agents who can make the same kind of impact Jackson would have, there are certainly guys who are...

Are the Raiders a playoff team now?

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Oakland Raiders talk with small school safety Fred Gaines

East Central safety Fred Gaines, is a smaller school NFL Draft prospect who is drawing attention from the NFL Scouts. The Oakland Raiders are one team, Gaines said he has spoken with as well as the New York Jets, St. Louis Rams, New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans. I had a lot of activity at East Central, said Gaines. Teams coming to practice and during the year and st...

Oakland Raiders keep plugging holes, sign CB Carlos Rogers

The Oakland Raiders are said to be one of the main contenders in the DeSean Jackson sweepstakes. But while Jackson was in Washington DC meeting with the coaches and general manager there, the Raiders had their own guest. The Raiders signed cornerback Tarell Brown earlier in free agency, poaching the former San Francisco 49er. Now, general manager Reggie McKenzie has continued to...

Podcast Episode 29 – DeSean Jackson, Carlos Rogers and More!

Listen in as I discuss DeSean Jackson, review free agency and discuss next steps for the Oakland Raiders.

Carlos Rogers wants to ‘continue to win and try to get to that Super Bowl’

Free agent cornerback Carlos Rogers told reporters Monday that a big part of his decision to sign with Oakland was their offseason moves this year to bring in a lot of veterans with experience in big games. “Yes, that was a big part of it,” Rogers said, via the team’s website. “Part of it is they were one of the teams that definitely stayed after me throughout the process...

Report: Raiders “expected to trade” for QB Matt Schaub

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Raiders are expected to trade the Houston Texans a late round 2014 draft pick in exchange for QB Matt Schaub. Schaub, who has been with the Texans since 2007 when he was acquired by Houston in a trade with Atlanta, had a down year last season and eventually lost his starting job. However, he brings solid starting experience and ability to the Raiders...

Oakland Raiders Trade Series: Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears play in one of the toughest divisions in football, the NFC North. They have to be able to stop the likes of QBs Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford twice a season since they are in the same division. Their division also boasts some of the best defenses. This makes having a stellar defense themselves a must. The free agency moves they have made indicate that they...

Writer’s Rankings; Justin’s Top Five Centers in 2014

The man snapping the ball to your quarterback may be in the next, most important position on the offensive side of the ball. Elite centers make the correct calls against a variety of defensive fronts and blitzes. They also have to be athletic enough to pull in the run-game and quick enough to get set […] The post Writer’s Rankings; Justin’s Top Five Centers in 2014 appeared...

Raiders’ trade for Schaub is final piece to draft flexibility

The Raiders addressed their top position of need, yesterday, by trading the Texans for QB Matt Schaub. In doing so, they have given themselves extreme Draft flexibility. While the Raiders have need for depth and long-term solutions at every single position, their free agency strategy has bought them some time by signing productive, older vets who can hopefully give them another...

Oakland Raiders: Dr. Erik’s #DJaxNotToOakland Hangover Remedy (You’ll be fine, Raider Nation)

Well, Raider Nation, no #DJaxToOakland. Your knight in shining armor decided to go to Washington, to hang with Wale and pop bottles, and to give the Redskins a sliver of free agency hope to their fan base just like in years past. We’ve seen this before, and we’ll see it again. We all know how their season will probably wind up. And that’s where it hit me, and it should hit...

Raiders rumors: The Oakland Raiders have interest in DeSean Jackson.

There is a great deal of surprise surrounding the recent events around DeSean Jackson being cut by the Eagles after they failed to trade him, one thing that is not a surprise is that the Oakland Raiders have expressed and interest in signing the wide receiver. The Raiders have a ton of cap space and try as they might, no way to fill it, this means Jackson's biggest contract offer...

Washington has Wale, Raiders have E-40 Fonzarelli… Sprinkle me mayne

In part of their attempts to woo free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson, there were reports that he was out at clubs with both players and local D.C rapper Wale. DeAngelo Hall invited DeSean Jackson out with #Skins teammates (& @Wale) last night. Lot of positivity. But sides haven’t talked numbers yet — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 1, 2014 This is not a surprise, teams...

Raiders Sign CB Rogers

The Oakland Raiders have added another proven veteran to their rebuilding defense, signing free-agent cornerback Carlos Rogers to a one-year contract on Monday.

NFL's offseason madness: You have to travel in style

Justin Tuck is a Raider now, so it makes sense that his flying machine bears a resemblance.
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