Found August 10, 2013 on
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The Oakland Raiders came out victorious in their first preseason game 19-17 against the Dallas Cowboys after a field goal and turnover filled 4 quarters of football. Matt Flynn started out a little shaky after a quick fumble but recovered nicely with a solid drive going 4-5 for 37 yards before a perfect 51-yard chip shot for Janikowski. However, the most electrifying man on the Raiders bench came out in the second quarter and was a much more exciting alternative. While he came away with as many points as Flynn did overall, he got the team closer to the endzone on both trips and got over a hundred yards overall in 2 possessions. His duel-threat capability also opened up running room for ex Jaguar Rashad Jennings to gain 39 yards in 9 attempts.
With the success of Colin Kaepernick in the pistol offense towards the end of last year the Raiders should at least think of experimenting with Pryor. If he can calm down and make better decisions, the pistol would be a great way to open the field up for the new core of wide receivers, the multiple options at running back, and most importantly Pryor’s running ability. If the Raiders could work some plays out even for short yardage situations, they could still start Flynn and throw in Pryor when the situation calls for it. That way if Flynn doesn’t turn out to be the leading man everyone is hoping for, Pryor will have a little experience and the offense will be used to his style as well.
There is no arguing whether or not the pistol offense can work in the NFL after Kaepernick’s explosion on to the scene last year, and even Peyton Manning and the Broncos are taking notice as they tried a few plays in their first preseason game. McFadden worked best in the wildcat in college because it gave him more options and that is exactly what the pistol could do, especially due to his good hands for a running back.
Latavius Murray, 6th round running back from Central Florida also had a good game with 29 yards rushing on 8 attempts, leaving the race for running back up in the air as McFadden has been prone to injury in his 5 years in the league never once finishing out an entire season. While many questions are always raised from the first game of the preseason, it’s nice to actually have high hopes for the games ahead starting with Friday night’s matchup in New Orleans.
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Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor was pretty impressive during tonight’s game against the Cowboys.
He looked more comfortable in the pocket whiling flashing some poise and confidence throwing the football. His throwing motion also looked better than it ever has.
Pryor led the Raiders down the field on a few impressive drives. One ended after he threw an interception in the...
Its almost here Raider Nation! Oakland Raiders football will be back in a few short hours. For the first time in years there will be position battles at almost every position. No longer will there be veterans who are granted a starting job because of their salary (Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly, and Rolando McClain ring a bell). The new Raiders are all about competition and letting...
According to Jerry McDonald of Inside The Bay, Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen was pleased with his team's performance and felt the team 'hit on all cylinders.' He says all three phases played well and for the first game of the preseason, execution was clean and physical. The Raiders followed their game plan to the letter in the 19-17 win Friday night.
The new look Raiders offense got off to a disastrous start against the Dallas Cowboys. A missed assignment on the offensive line led Matt Flynn to be crushed from a blindside hit, which jarred the ball loose and led to a Cowboys recovery. Although the offense looked awful from the start, the Raiders new look defense looked good. Second year defensive lineman Jack Crawford made...
The Oakland Raiders selected RB Darren McFadden with the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. McFadden is entering the final year of his rookie contract and a report this evening suggests that the Raiders organization has reached out about a contract extension. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport suggests that McFadden wants no part of a contract extension at this time. He wants to return...
Raiders fans went to the Coliseum or tuned in (tape-delayed of course) Friday night to get a look at new starting quarterback Matt Flynn root for their favorite in backup Terrelle Pryor and try to put names to faces on the defensive side of the ball.
They walked away though talking about the dynamic Matt McGloin-to-Brice Butler connection. The undrafted quarterback from Penn State...
Ever since arriving in Oakland in April, Matt Flynn has proven on the practice field and in the meeting rooms that he is the most capable candidate to start at quarterback for the Raiders.
Unless that changes in the exhibition games that start Friday night at home against Dallas, Flynn will be under center when the regular season begins Sept. 8 in Indianapolis.
Flynn will start...
When the Raiders first convened for offseason workouts earlier this year, the early buzz was that Matt Flynn was looking like he was about to be beat out by another rookie named Wilson, this time instead of Russell of Wisconsin it was Tyler of Arkansas.
But things have changed. Tyler Wilson has since fizzled and is embarrassingly being outplayed in training camp by undrafted free...
The Raiders have been looking to lock up several players to contract extensions. They got kicker Sebastian Janikowski and long snapper John Condo.
Now they're trying to lure in Darren McFadden and secure his rights but the running back reportedly isn't biting.
According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapaport the Raiders “checked in” with McFadden’s representatives about an extension...
First off new Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn doesn’t read the newspapers or watch too much TV.
“As a football player whether it’s good or bad out there it’s probably best not to read it” said Flynn who makes his preseason debut with Oakland Friday against Dallas.
But … it’s impossible to tune it out when former Eagles quarterback and ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski is in...
The Oakland Raiders made their 2013 debut under the bright lights of the O.Co Coliseum, achieving their first win of the year, against the Dallas Cowboys, with a final score of 19 to 17. With several consistent drives that lacked execution after going deep into the enemy’s territory, the Silver & Black paved the way to victory with four field […]
It’s finally time to get back to Raider Football! The Oakland Raiders will make their pre-season debut later tonight against the Dallas Cowboys at the O.Co Coliseum, at 7 P.M. (PDT). The exhibition games, although meaningless in terms of wins or losses, are always a great opportunity to analyse the team’s development through Training Camp, check the new additions and […]