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Carson Palmer has heard the talk that the Oakland Raiders should simply be done with the whole idea of huddling up. Palmer has done some of his best work in a no-huddle offense, including a 26-23 overtime win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fans prefer it in part because they're frustrated with offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, who has retooled the offense that was gaining more yards and scoring more points under the direction of former offensive coordinator and head coach Hue Jackson. But Palmer maintains it's not a realistic scenario. "If that's all you're going to come into the game with, you completely limit yourself, from personnel groups to formations to protections, in the red zone, on third down, (when you're) backed up," Palmer said. "It's not feasible. It's a good change-up. It gets us out of a rut every once in awhile ... it's not something you can run all the time." As for the contention that Palmer running the...
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The Oakland Raiders this week have listed 20, yes 20, of their players on the final official injury report before Sunday’s game vs. the Chiefs. You’ll see key players like Darren McFadden, Matt Shaughnessy, and Sebastian Janikowski on the list. Apparently Reggie McKenzie reads the news and would rather be safe than sorry after the Ravens were fined $20,000 for [...]
The Oakland Raiders want to be a run first team on offense. However with new offense coordinator Greg Knapp, they have been unable to get consistent production on the ground. As the team travels to the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday, they will try to find a balance on offense they can use the rest of the season and establish their identity as an offense.
Because of the amount of...
With a 2-4 record and 0-2 in the AFC West, the Oakland Raiders travel to take on the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday afternoon. They have a chance to stay in the division hunt and continue to put wins on the board, but Oakland must be prepared to stop the Chiefs running game.
Kansas City is rushing for 164 yards per game this season, which is good for 3rd in the NFL. The Raiders...
When the Oakland Raiders signed Shawntae Spencer as a free agent in March, coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie hoped the veteran cornerback could help stabilize a secondary that underwent significant changes in the offseason.
Instead, Spencer has spent more time in the trainer's room getting treatment for a sprained right foot than he has on the field.
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With his team set to face the Raiders this weekend, Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali didn't mince words when describing how he thinks the team from Oakland plays football.
Coming off offseason knee surgery, Raiders punter Shane Lechler is not booming them like he used to, He is ninth in the NFL in gross average at 48.2 yards (down from 50.8 last year) and is 27th in net average at 37.3 yards (down from 40.9). On Sunday against the Jaguars, he had six punts for a gross average of 44 yards and a net of 33.3.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen doesnt think...
Last week: 29 (-2) Record: 2-4 I went back and forth between the Raiders and Chiefs here, but I ultimately decided to drop the Raiders to this spot, in spite of their overtime home win. If you need Blaine Gabbert to get hurt to beat the Jaguars in overtime at home, you might as well [...]
After the Oakland Raiders set NFL records in 2011 for penalties and penalty yards, rookie coach Dennis Allen made it a top priority to get his team more disciplined
Until recently, the plan seemed to be working.
That's why several Oakland players were caught off guard by comments made this week by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali. Hali told a Kansas City newspaper that...
On this edition of Out of Bounds, we talk Chiefs QB Brady Quinn and Sunday's AFC West showdown agains the Oakland Raiders.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali says his team has to be ready to deal with the dirty play of the Oakland Raiders this week. “It’s a tradition,” Hali said, … Continue reading »
Oakland Raiders (2-4) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-5) Before the bye, I made a big play on the Chiefs to win in Tampa Bay because I felt they were undervalued because of their terrible turnover differential. I noted how they were on a record worst pace in turnover differential and that, at the very least, [...]
Unlike previous seasons, the Steelers have been unpredictable on a week to week basis this year. The same team that blew leads against the hapless Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders also won against the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals. A team that allowed Carson Palmer to throw for three touchdowns (no other team has allowed 2) in Week 3 only to see Andy Dalton throw...