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Michael Huff, lockdown corner? Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen is not willing to go that far. "Listen, I'm not ready to put him in the Hall of Fame yet," Allen said. "I don't think Willie Brown has anything to worry about, but (Huff) has improved. That's what we expect, and that's what we will continue to expect: that every day he has an opportunity to go out there and get a little bit better each week." Huff, who spent the first six years of his NFL career as a strong safety and then a free safety, was shifted full time to cornerback in Week 3. The Raiders lost starting cornerback Ron Bartell in Week 1 with a broken left shoulder blade, and the other starting cornerback, Shawntae Spencer, went down in Week 2 to a foot injury. Huff spent the next two weeks getting torched by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning before Oakland headed into its bye week. "At the time, I did...
BEST OF MAXIM
On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with both teams coming off wins. Tampa Bay will make the long cross country trip to Oakland, but last played on Thursday so should be well rested. The Raiders defense will need to be prepared for a Buccaneers offense that has found balance this season.
Tampa Bay is ranked 15th in the NFL in rushing offense with 110...
One of the major concerns for the Oakland Raiders offense this season has been leaving points on the field by not converting touchdowns while inside the red zone. Despite the two game winning streak, Oakland still needs to get improvement with their efficiency in the red zone. Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday, the Raiders will look to capitalize on their chances with...
Sebastian Janikowski was just awarded the AFC special teams player of the month award for the third time in the last four months. “SeaBass” finished the month of October converting 10-11 field goal attempts with the only miss being a 64 yard attempt against the Jaguars. He ended up sealing that game up with a field goal in overtime. Janikowski [...]
When the Raiders signed a former undrafted free agent named Willie Smith it seemed like he was going to be another camp body – someone to provide competition and to spread out the many reps that everyone gets in training camp but not someone who was likely to make the team.
Not only did Smith make the team but when starting RT Khalif Barnes went down with a groin injury, head...
Load the cannons and secure the riggings, because its that time again. Time for the pirate gangs from opposite coasts to meet once again on the gridiron. When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to Oakland to play the Raiders this weekend, we have a recipe for a good old fashioned war. Every phase of the game on each team has an interesting matchup, [...]
With their offense still struggling to score points, the Oakland Raiders increasingly have had to rely on a defense that has been surprisingly stout against the run this season.
Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, who has never been part of a top 10 defense in his nine NFL seasons, expects more.
The Raiders (3-4) have allowed 55 yards rushing or fewer in three of their last five games...
I have always, always, always loved Sebastian Janikowski. He has always been at the top of my list as far as favorite players go. I even drafted him in the 6th round of my fantasy league just to be sure I could stake my claim on him. I love him that much. No one picks a kicker in the 6th [...]
Last week: 29 (+2)
After unimpressive wins over the crappy Jaguars and Chiefs, the Raiders are now 3-4 and somehow right in the thick of the playoff race. However, I’m still not sold on this team just because they beat some crappy teams. They schedule gets tougher going forward as they host Tampa Bay, go to Baltimore, host New Orleans, go to Cincinnati, host Cleveland...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer Carson Palmer and the Oakland Raiders have done a fairly good job moving the ball down the field so far this season.
Getting the ball into the end zone has been a different case.
The Raiders (3-4) have been one of the NFL's least efficient teams when it comes to red zone offense, scoring touchdowns on only about...
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Even worse is that the center's (Mitch Morris) team, Garden City, lost the Kansas high school game to Dodge City by the score of 24-20. The thought that you wouldn't have lost a game had you not SNAPPED A PICK-SIX can't be a good feeling.
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DOMINANCE! That is what happened last Sunday in Kansas City. If it could only be that easy every week, Raider Nation! Enjoy the Victory! Impressive. MOST IMPRESSIVE!
I don't really care if it was ugly, scrappy, or difficult to watch. I also don't give a Death Star damn what type of team they were labeled as before the win by our beloved, Oakland Raiders.