Found March 14, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
Welp, it’s about damn time. The NFL’s Competition Committee on Thursday proposed to drop the Tuck Rule, which will be voted on by the owners when the league holds its annual meeting in Arizona next week. It’s been over a decade since the Raiders were absolutely bamboozled out of a playoff victory, the Patriots birthed a dynasty and any of us knew something called the Tuck Rule even existed. But now the controversial rule’s days could be numbered. If the rule change is approved, it will be declared a fumble whenever possession of the ball is lost by a passer while bringing the ball back to the body after a throwing motion—aka “tucking”—rather than being ruled an incomplete pass, as it was on that frosty January night in 2002. If you’re brave enough to re-live the pain from that night and want to hear Greg Papa absolutely lose his ****, or if you simply love reveling in the Raiders’ misfortune, of which you’ve had ample material over the last decade, here’s the play that shall be shroud

Meet the new Raiders, same as the old Raiders.

Meet the new raiders, same as the old raiders.   Reggie Mckenzie continues his housecleaning of Al Davis's mess, or starting a path to create his own.  This will not be the last time that these words will be uttered ... If Reggie is going to be getting rid of every single Al Davis stamped player he better win and improve this team or Reggie has some "splaining...

Terence Newman visiting the Raiders

According to Matt Maiocco of the, free agent cornerback Terence Newman will be visiting the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders have to upgrade their secondary this offseason and a guy like Newman can come in and buy them some time.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement...

JaMarcus Russell: 3 Teams That Should Take A Look At Draft Bust

It will be a long shot for JaMarcus Russell to get back on an NFL team anytime soon. But what if it does happen? Who could use him the most? There are plenty of teams out there that could benefit from Russell’s past experiences.Russell struggled with the Raiders, as many quarterbacks have in the past decade. Except for Rich Gannon and Jason Campbell, the Raiders have been a quarterback...

Report: Raiders talking to Vince Young

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network (via, the Oakland Raiders and free agent quarterback are holding preliminary discussions. Young is in talks with the Raiders about visiting them for a workout, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Rapoport cautioned that those talks are “preliminary,” so we’re probably not going to be seeing Young in the...

Raiders cut Darrius Heyward-Bey, Michael Huff

The Oakland Raiders cut a pair of former first-round picks yesterday, as the club parted ways with wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and safety Michael Huff, the team announced. The Raiders shocked everyone when they took Heyward-Bey with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. The wide out was a combine king, as he remains one of the fastest at his position. He was able...

Raiders Free Agency Update #3: Goodson, Shaughnessy out, Roach in

The Oakland Raiders continued to focus on the defense during the fourth day of the official 2013 free agency period. The Silver & Black inked inside linebacker Nick Roach, in what can be another sign that the franchise is ready to put former first round pick Rolando McClain as a part of its past. In the other hand, general manager [...]

Bargain Shopping time for Raiders

Just one day after losing three key members of the defense (Philip Wheeler, Desmond Bryant, Michael Huff), the Raiders began plugging some holes.  Per the team’s website, they signed Jason Hunter, Kaluka Maiava, and Pat Sims to contracts.  All three are defensive veterans. Hunter is a defensive end who last played for the Broncos, but missed 2012 with a triceps injury.  However...

Running back Mike Goodson joins Jets

The New York Jets have added veteran running back Mike Goodson to their team. Goodson signed a three-year deal worth $6.9 million on Friday. The move provides the Jets with a viable and low cost option at running back. While Goodson has shown flashes of being good he has been buried on depth charts for years. In Carolina he was behind the duo of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart...

Mike Goodson is headed to New York

Former Panthers and Raiders running back Mike Goodson is headed to back home to be a Jet. (Photo: Wikipedia) The Jets lost RB Shonn Greene to Tennessee this week and needed a solid back to pick up Greene’s work. Although Goodson is a reputable back I would imagine the Jets are still looking for help at the position. The Jersey native started his career in Carolina where he was...

Oakland Raiders are pretty happy to see the tuck rule go

NFL owners are expected to vote next week on a proposal from the league’s competition committee to eliminate the tuck rule, and no team seems happier about the impending change than the Oakland Raiders. The team’s official Twitter account sent the following tweet Thursday afternoon: Tuck Rule? It’s been 11 years, 1 month and 23 days…but who’s counting?

Oakland Raiders: Biggest Draft Day Regret In Franchise History

Over the years of the NFL Draft there have been some horrible players drafted after having stellar college careers. Players like Tim Couch, Ryan Leaf, and Giovanni Carmazzi. These players are just a few that performed good enough in college earn a draft pick only to fall flat after they were drafted.While they are players that pull the wool over teams eyes in college, at the Combine...
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