Found June 07, 2012 on
The Oakland Raiders are not exactly known for their big name players as of right now which almost forces the attention on to players who either have yet to earn it or players who we just do not need to see anymore. On the flip side there are also a couple of players, like any team, who do not get the credit that they deserve.
I am back again and this time it is to take a look at the two most overrated and the two most underrated players on the Oakland Raiders.
Overrated: Richard Seymour
It almost seems weird putting Richard Seymour as overrated, but at this point in his career he should not have been voted into the Pro Bowl. He did pick up six sacks on the year, but had only 29 tackles.
Just over a year ago, Seymour signed a two-year deal with Oakland worth $30 million this made him the highest paid defensive player in the NFL. Mathematically speaking, Seymour made $517,241.38 per tackle last season. The Raiders would be bankrupt if one of their other players (mentioned later in ...
BEST OF MAXIM
What’s up RaiderNation? Well, last week we spoke about the offensive juggernaut that is developing on the Raiders. This week I thought I would talk about the new defense that will be on the field this year. As we all are quite aware, the defense was our Achilles heal last year, folding in many games [...]
According to the Contra County Times, it is Denarius Moore and not Darrius Heyward-Bey who will be the Raiders’ #1 receiver next season. This might sound strange because Heyward-Bey led the team in receiving by a large margin last season (64/975/4 as opposed to 33/618/5). However, Moore was just a rookie and played just 13 games.
He also actually outgained Heyward-Bey down the...
A 2nd round pick in 2011, Stefen Wisniewski didn’t have the best rookie year for the Oakland Raiders in 2011, but he had an excuse. According to a report by the Oakland Tribune this season, Wisniewski played the entirety of last season with a torn labrum. Moving to his natural position, center, and with new offensive coordinator Greg Knapp installing a zone blocking scheme he fits...
Mike Goodson didn’t get a carry last season, but he has some experience and he’s still young, so the Raiders traded a reserve offensive lineman to get him from the Carolina Panthers. Now he is getting the bulk of the 1st team reps in OTAs at running back. This is not an indictment on Darren McFadden, who is simply absent while leading a youth football camp, but it is something...
Reggie Mckenzie continued his aggressive push to lock up and close the book on the Oakland Raider’s 2012 draft class. The team announced the signing of 4th round draft pick Miles Burris. He is the 4th of 6 draftee’s on the Raider’s roster to be signed in just the last two days. As I mentioned [...]
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C’mon Chad: It seems that Chad Johnson was released because he is not smart enough to do what the Patriots need him to do according to the Boston Globe. He apparently lacked the “football I.Q.” to get it...
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Via: An M&T Bank was robbed in Forestville Thursday afternoon. Police are trying to identify the man who robbed the bank, located at 3700 Donnell Dr. The suspect is a black male with a light mustache. He was last seen wearing an Oakland Raiders hat, white-framed sunglasses, a dark colored jacked and black shirt.
Homeboy won’t last long. No way he is throwing away those glasses...
Media were allowed into view a Raiders OTA again this week and, after some time to digest the story-lines and sift through all of the information, TFDS will attempt to pull out the pieces that are likely to affect the team.
As with most sessions this time of year, we must take much of the camp with a grain of salt. Again, the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) strictly prohibits...
The Raiders signed three draft picks: defensive end Jack Crawford (fifth round, Penn State), defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi (sixth, Georgia State) and linebacker Nathan Stupar (seventh, Penn State). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. They are the first three of the Raiders' six draft picks to sign contracts.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor was the late Al Davis’ final draft pick before he passed away. He made it clear that he cherishes the little time he was able to spend with Davis.
Pryor says that being the last pick of Davis’s life drives him, because he doesn’t want to be a bust in the end.
“That drives me,” Pryor said. “Because the last pick...