Found September 05, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
Now that the preseason is over, we have more of a sense of what may be in store for the Oakland Raiders.  The Raiders were outscored in the first half of their 4 preseason games; with mostly starters playing; 76-22 with only one offensive touchdown.  Other than the Dallas game the Raiders looked overwhelmed and lacking in talent.  I think this will be the theme for this years Raiders with glimpses of hope and some bright spots thrown in the mix.   Offensive Preview:It seemed that the Raiders were set on starting Matt Flynn as their starting quarterback, but his poor performance coupled with Terrelle Pryors running ability gave the Raiders a change of heart so Pryor gets the nod to start the season. Flynn has had one amazing game in his career and that was when he played for the Green Bay Packers in 2011.  Against a Detroit team who were playing mostly backups, Flynn had a record setting day and so far it's made him millions of dollars and lead him to two teams who gave him a cha...

The Captain: Marcel Reece Will Have Big Season

The Oakland Raiders lone Pro-Bowl player last year Marcel Reece will thrive under the Terrelle Pryor era of Raiders football. Although Reece did have a Pro Bowl season last year, he was not used enough under the failed Greg Knapp regime. Expect Reece to basically play fullback, running back, and tight end throughout the season for the Raiders. New offensive coordinator Greg Olsen...

Rookie LT Menelik Watson misses second straight practice, Raiders continue shuffling act on offensive line

According to Scott Bair of, rookie Menelik Watson did not practice for a second straight day after tweaking his knee Wednesday. The offensive coaching staff moved right tackle Khalif Barnes to left, and sub Tony Pashos to take over at right tackle. The offensive line woes continues for the Raiders as they head into the regular season and the return of Watson wassupposed...

Report: Some Within The Raiders Organization Support QB Matt McGloin Over Terrelle Pryor

Michel Silver of mentions that there are voices within the Raiders organization who believe undrafted rookie QB Matt McGloin gives them the best chance to win this season. Silver adds that Terrelle Pryor‘s biggest ally within the team is owner Mark Davis, who’s interested in seeing what Pryor can do with the opportunity. With that being said, there’s still ...

Fantasy Football: The season is here!

The long wait is finally over. The NFL season kicks off tomorrow as well as the fantasy season! It sure has been a long summer. We watched Lebron get his 2nd title, the Blackhawks win a 2nd cup in the last 3 years and we are still going thru the dog days of baseball as we get to the final stretch. When football season starts though none of that other stuff even matters. Sure people...

Darren McFadden: ‘I feel like I owe the Raiders a fantastic season’

It’s safe to say that so far in his career, Darren McFadden has been a bust. He had high expectations coming to the Raiders after a fantastic college career at Arkansas. Last year was pretty much rock bottom when he averaged on 3.3 yards per carry. He says it’s time to live up to the expectations: “The organization has shown tremendous faith in me, and I’m very grateful...

Veteran Kluwe Out, King to Start For Raiders

Football Nation’s Cold, Hard Football Facts Insider is Extraordinary INSIDE INFORMATION for Betting on Pro Football. CHFF quality stats, Pre and post-game reports and ATS picks for every NFL game week 1 to Super Bowl. If you want to win each week, Click here to check out Insider now.*****Many around the Raiders camp had assumed that a four quarterback, two punter, roster was almost...

2013 Pre-Preseason Questions Answered

The Oakland Raiders are set to kick off their 2013 regular season this Sunday, September 8th, on the road against the Indianapolis Colts. While the team prepares to face Andrew Luck and company, it’s time for us to revisit what was asked before the Silver & Black initiated its training camp and Pre-Season. Eleven pivotal questions to the Raiders’ year […]

Sebastian Janikowski Dealing with Calf Injury

Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski missed practice on Wednesday with a calf injury but it looks like he'll be good to go Sunday against the Colts.Fantasy Spin:He's listed on the injury report as probable. Janikowski holds the Raiders' franchise record for points scored (1,389).

Raiders continue to shuffle linemen

The season hasn't even begun yet for the Oakland Raiders and they're already scrambling to field a healthy pair of offensive tackles. Khalif Barnes, the team's starter on the right side for the past three years, has been moved to the left after injuries sidelined Jared Veldheer and Menelik Watson. Tony Pashos will replace Barnes in the lineup, less than a week after...

Oakland Raiders vs. Indianapolis Colts: Odds, spread, over/under and tv info

getty The Oakland Raiders will head to Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday September 8 for a Week 1 match-up against the Indianapolis Colts. Oakland took a step back last season finishing 4-12 under first year coach Dennis Allen. The Raiders appear to have more questions this season and it starts with unsteady play at quarterback. The Colts do not have the problems. A year after Andrew Luck...

Oakland Raiders gameplan vs Indianapolis Colts

On Offense: 1. One of the Colts’ biggest weaknesses is at outside linebacker where they have a lot of rotational players but not many complete linebackers. Look for the Raiders to take advantage of the deficiencies, here. On one side, Robert Mathis is still transitioning from playing DE in a 4-3 for most of his career. He is a solid pass rusher but isn’t great in coverage...
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