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With the NFL trade deadline coming up shortly, many fans are wondering who the Oakland Raiders will acquire… And who they’ll let go.
A major topic of interest revolves around rookie running back, Darren McFadden, who is among many players that are potential trade targets. When I first heard McFadden may possibly be released from the Raiders, I felt a pang of sadness. The Raiders have been attempting quite the comeback this year, and McFadden has no doubt contributed to their improvements. What other running backs could even take his place if Oakland went through with the trade? Best to keep the running back who has helped lead the Raiders to a highly improved season.
Why are the Raiders even debating trading such a star player? Why is there a question whether or not to keep such an asset? There is always a chance McFadden won’t re-sign with the Raiders next year and choose a different team, in which case Oakland would lose him for free. However, the Dallas Cowboys are highly interested in acquiring the young running back this year, and the Raiders could gain something in return for going through with the trade. It’s a possibility McFadden will leave the team for greener pastures once he becomes a free agent, so why wouldn’t the Raiders cash in on him before that happens? It makes sense for the Raiders to trade McFadden, but I still think they should keep him. He is their last chance if they have any hope of reaching the playoffs, and he’s already shown his capability of creating a healthy offensive line for the Raiders.
Jared Allen, best trade choice for the Oakland Raiders
To me, the biggest issue for the Raiders is their defense. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor has no trouble moving the ball around the field, but the team’s defense is sometimes unable to hold back the opposing team’s offense. So who should the Raiders be interested in acquiring for their defense? One possible trade could involve Jared Allen, defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings. Allen has been one of the NFL’s top pass-rushers since his somewhat anonymous entrance to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2004. So why would the Vikings consider trading him? For the same reason Oakland is debating trading McFadden – he will be a free agent next year and could likely leave the Vikings on his own, which is incentive enough for Minnesota to trade him now. Allen has a nine-sack attack as a rookie and has continued to improve. Other trade options include Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fred Davis of the Washington Redskins, but neither would be beneficial like Jared Allen. It would be highly beneficial for the Raiders to snag him while they can and help strengthen their defense.
Who should the Raiders consider trading from their defense? Possibly Khalif Barnes, who should have been traded last year, after his many failed attempts to protect then-quarterback Carson Palmer. Barnes is a player that you notice when he’s gone, but you don’t really notice when he’s there. I think the Raiders would be wise in trading him for a right tackle who stands out a little more.
That being said, the biggest surprise will be whether the Raiders decide to trade McFadden, and I can only hope we see him playing this weekend when Oakland takes on the Philadelphia Eagles.
BEST OF MAXIM
As a player who was supposed to be a major contribution to the Oakland Raiders, wide receiver Jacoby Ford has supplied very little this season. After a foot injury that dominated most of his 2012 season, Raiders fans expected the old Jacoby to return with a bang.
This has yet to happen however. In six games, Jacoby Ford has had his hands on the ball only ten times.
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Terrelle Pryor kicked off today’s game against the Steelers with a 93 yard touchdown run. I believe this is now the longest run for a quarterback in NFL history. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Terrelle Pryor’s 93 yard touchdown run (Video) appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
Oakland Raiders coach Jason Tarver had a hard time masking his emotions on Sunday, and during one disagreement with the refs’ call he went all out. Checkout the defensive coordinator flip the bird towards the officiating crew. Keep it classy. Tarver may be getting a call from the league office this week.
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Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver has apologized for making an obscene gesture directed at the officials and will be disciplined by the team.
Tarver was caught on television using the one-finger gesture toward the officials after a flag was thrown on cornerback Mike Jenkins for a hit to the head of Pittsburgh running back Le'Veon Bell in Sunday's 21-18 win...
Terrelle Pryor took the opening snap of the game, put the ball in Darren McFadden's belly and saw LaMarr Woodley crash down.
Then Pryor did what he does best, sprinting 93 yards for a record-setting run that helped the Oakland Raiders shake off any post-bye blues.
Pryor scored on the longest touchdown run ever by a quarterback and the Raiders hung on to beat the Pittsburgh...
Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver flipped the refs two middle fingers during Sunday's Oakland vs. Pittsburgh game.
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Here is a look at the Raiders scoring broken down by quarter for each of the first 7 games:
Q1 Q2 ...
Yesterday Mike Jenkins got flagged for a personal foul that really upset Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver. So much so that he allegedly cursed at the ref and he gave them the finger. That was be funny enough by itself but where it gets weird is that Mike Pereira, the NFL’s former Vice President of Officiating and current Fox analyst noticed and called Tarver out, even...
Below are a few animated gifs of a few key plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18 Week 8 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
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Jason Tarver can expect a fine for unsportsmanlike conduct this week.
The Raiders defensive coordinator let his emotions get the best of him during Oakland’s win over Pittsburgh on Saturday, reacting to a defenseless receiver call — albeit a terrible one — in a very un-family-friendly way.
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Below are the inactive players for the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013, week 8 Sunday game against the Oakland Raiders. The inactive list is released 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
QB Landry Jones
WR Markus Wheaton
TE Richard Gordon
NT Hebron Fangupo
CB Curtis Brown
LB Chris Carter
LB Kion Wilson
S Tyvon Branch
T Menelik Watson
C/G Andre Gurode
T Tony Pashos
LB Martez Wilson...
Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor took the shotgun snap to open Sunday's game against Pittsburgh and ran straight up the middle for a 93-yard touchdown run, setting the tone for a 21-18 victory over the Steelers.
In the process, Pryor set an NFL record for the longest TD run by a QB. The prior record was 80 yards by Pittsburgh's Kordell Stewart in 1996. Pryor...