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The Oakland Raiders can lay claim to the record for the most Heisman Trophy winners suited up in team colors. The list includes Billy Cannon (LSU, 1959), Jim Plunkett (Stanford, 1970), Marcus Allen (USC, 1981), Bo Jackson (Auburn, 1985), Tim Brown (Notre Dame, 1987), Desmond Howard (Michigan, 1991) Charles Woodson (Michigan, 1997) and currently Carson Palmer (USC, 2002) and Matt Leinart (USC, 2004).
The Raiders can also count two others in Andre Ware (Houston, 1989) and Rashaam Salaam (Colorado, 1994), although they were briefly with the team but never took the field during the regular season. The Raiders also boast having two or even three Heisman champs playing simultaneously. Plunkett and Allen from 1982 through 1986, and Allen, Jackson and Brown for the 1988 and 1989 seasons.
As impressive as that may sound, most football pundits agree that a Heisman Trophy winner on the depth chart doesn't automatically equal success.
In fact, fully two-thirds of the men who eventua...
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The Oakland Raiders are about to begin their 2012 Training Camp in beautiful Napa Valley. This is the time to build the foundation for the upcoming season and these are six major points of interests for the coaching staff and the Raider Nation. 1. How is the chemistry between Carson Palmer and his Wide Receiver [...]
What’s up RaiderNation? I am sure you have all heard the news of the Murphy trade to Carolina by now. But was this trade a big mistake on the part of the Raiders? Of course, there is no way to know how all of this will pan out right now. But let’s take a closer [...]
With an early morning shocker, just 3 days before the start of training camp it seems that the very popular assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski has left the team. The news came in an early morning tweet by Pat Kirwin of CBSsports.com. I was told Raider line coach Steve Wisniewski has cleared out his [...]
The Oakland Raiders are 4 days away from the start of training camp in beautiful Napa Valley. Yes, it’s that time of year when the coaches and players get together to train and study in preparation for the season. That moment they (and we) have all been waiting for with an amazing amount of anticipation. [...]
NFL Network’s Albert Breer has used the immensely popular platform known as Twitter to break yet another story. It may not be an earth-shattering development, but it is in regards to something that has been weighing on the minds of Oakland Raider fans lately. There are two mid to late-round rookies (Tony Bergstrom, Juron Criner) [...]
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie says that he believes his team has enough talent to get to the playoffs this season.
“I think there are enough players here, honestly, to go the playoffs,” McKenzie told Monte Poole of the Contra Costa Times.
Even though I don’t see the Raiders being a playoff team this season, they just might have enough talent to...
Oakland Raiders assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski has resigned his position because of personal reasons.
The team announced Thursday that Wisniewski will remain in the organization as an ambassador.
Wisniewski was an eight-time Pro Bowler with the Raiders during his career. He joined the coaching staff last year and remained when new coach Dennis Allen took over....
Raiders assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski resigned Thursday, citing personal reasons. The Raiders won't fill the position this season, the team announced in a news release. Wisniewski, an eight-time Pro Bowler who played 13 seasons in the NFL with the Raiders, was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1989 and traded to the Raiders. He started the final 175 games...
TFDS recently covered the offense in preparation of next week's training camp. Now, we will look at the defense.Dennis Allen will certainly be hands on with this defense, trying to tweak it to fix the issues that have plagued the unit for years. It may not happen instantly, but with the help of first-time DC Jason Tarver they'll have this defense ready for the season...
This year is huge for the Oakland Raiders organization; everybody knows that.
This will be the first full year that the Raiders will play without the most infamous member of the franchise overlooking each game. Al Davis has been the man in charge since 1972; not only does the front office look different this year, but the fans are hoping that the play on the field will too.
Because the Oakland Raiders play their first preseason game August 13th on Monday Night Football against the Dallas Cowboys, they will be one of the last team to report to training camp on July 29th and begin practicing the 30th. The NFL does not allow teams to begin camp earlier than two weeks before their first preseason game. Therefore in three days the Raiders will begin the...
The Oakland Raiders traded Louis Murphy to the Carolina Panthers for an conditional 7th round draft pick and now the Raiders don’t have to worry about spilled milk in Murphy anymore. Louis Murphy has been underwhelming as a wide receiver last year and most Raider fans have been worrying about what to do with Murphy. Releasing Murphy after [...]