Found July 09, 2012 on
Pro Football Zone:
Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour told Rich Gannon on Sirius XM NFL Radio that new head coach Dennis Allen has the “it factor.”
“Some coaches just have the ‘it factor’ and Dennis Allen has it. I can’t stress enough about everyone being on the same page,” said Seymour, per Adam Schein.
The Raiders aren’t the most talented team, but if they can come together this season under Allen, they might be able to surprise some people.
BEST OF MAXIM
Richard Seymour is to the defense, what Carson Palmer is to the offense in terms of leadership. The former Patriot does it by example. He’s been there, done that. He has accomplished just about everything an NFL player can hope to accomplish. He has 3 Super Bowl rings. He’s been an all-pro 3 separate times. [...]
The Oakland Raiders have some of the best specialists in the NFL, marked by three Pro Bowl selections in 2011. There is not much competition at these positions because kicker Sebastian Janikowski, punter Shane Lechler, and long snapper Jon Condo are still at the top of their game. Undrafted free agent punter, Marquette King is a player to watch during training camp and the preseason...
Philip Wheeler #52
College: Georgia Tech
Weight: 248 lbs
Arm Length: N/A”
Hand Size: N/A”
40 Yard Dash: 4.76
3 Cone Drill: 7.11
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.29
Bench Press: 24 reps
Vertical Jump: 31″
Broad Jump: 118″
“A tenacious, strong and remarkably athletic inside linebacker… considered by many as one of the nation’s best-blitzing linebackers”...
According to CSN Bay Area and the Contra County Times, talks are ongoing between the Raiders and franchise player Tyvon Branch and there has been recent progress between the two sides. The Raiders and Branch have no shortage of comparable deals to look at. Players of similar quality such as Eric Weedle, Michael Griffin, and even teammate Michael Huff have all signed in the last calendar...
According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has indicated that contract talks with safety Tyvon Branch’s agent are ongoing at the moment.
The Raiders have until next Monday, July 16th to work out a new deal. If they can’t get something done, they’ll have to wait until after the regular season to start...
Seems only fitting that the Seahawks logo remained intact.
LB Aaron Curry, drafted 4th overall by the Seahawks in 2009, has turned out to be a monumental bust, to the point that Seattle shipped his underproductive body to the Raiders in October of 2011 for a late round pick in 2012, and a conditional pick in 2013. Apparently the Wake Forest product had some not-so-nice things...
There will be a Raider Nation Celebration in 2012. According to the Oakland Raiders official website, the celebration will be held on Sunday, August 12th. Yes, that’s the day before the very first exhibition game of the 2012 preseason. So, for all of you in the Bay Area, this should be a great time to [...]
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The first draft pick of the Reggie McKenzie era, taken in the 3rd round of the 2012 draft, was a tall, athletic RT from Utah named Tony Bergstrom.Bergstrom, a 3 year starter at RT, started and played in 38 of 39 possible games during his sophmore to senior years.His senior year he earned honors as first team All-Pac and, according to Utah's football website, was their best...