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Training Camp. The time year when players have the chance to showcase their off-season hard work, coaches get the chance to put their visions into motion, and speculation begins flying around at an unprecedented rate. Some teams choose to stay the course from the previous season hoping to build on what they have accomplished while other teams turn to change and a fresh start to be their saving grace. Regardless of the route each team chooses to take, the target destination of Super Bowl XLVII remains the same.
The Raiders are no doubt introducing change across the board this season as they usher in the “New Era” of Raiders football under General Manager Reggie McKenzie. As part of this new era, much has been made of the obvious changes in philosophy on the field as the Raiders look to get away from their strict man to man base 4-3 defense of the past and look to be spontaneous and more “multiple” on defense in 2012. The change doesn’t stop there though as the Raiders also look to sw...
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Next monday night, the Raider Nation will have its first opportunity to see quarterback Terrelle Pryor in action. Unless you want to consider his meaningless QB sneak nullified by a false start against the Chiefs in october 2011, the upcoming pre-season game against the Cowboys will probably be remembered as the proper NFL debut of [...]
When QB Carson Palmer was traded to the Oakland Raiders and thrown into the mix after Jason Campbell went down, he says he just basically winged it without having a chance to get acclimated to the offense.
This year will be very different, he tells the Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury-News.
"No comparison,… I mean, no comparison." He says he never had a chance...
The Oakland Raiders have decided to take advantage of the league’s newly eased blackout rules. According to Paul Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area the team has decided to lower the threshold for the local blackout to be lifted to 85% of capacity. The announcement comes just a year after selling out all 8 home games [...]
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Punters and kickers are the most often franchised because the franchise tag values for them are very cheap and franchising them makes a lot more sense than giving them a long term deal. The Raiders don’t have another option that makes any sense and Lechler is one of the best punters in the league (47.6 yards per punt career average). They will likely franchise him...
The Oakland Raiders went back to practice in pads after a shell session on Wednesday and a day off yesterday. As the team gets closer to the preseason opener Monday against the Dallas Cowboys, injuries continue to be an issue as well as focus and execution.
“No, it wasn’t what we expected,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said on Friday's practice. “I thought our...
The Oakland Raiders are going to face many tough tasks over the course of the 2012 season. Among those include executing new offensive and defensive schemes from rookie head coach Dennis Allen, and a tough three game stretch from weeks 10-12 where they will face three playoff teams from 2011 (at Baltimore, New Orleans and at Cincinnati).
However, the biggest home game of the 2012...
Oakland Raiders running back Mike Goodson says his neck is still sore after taking a hard hit that sent him to the hospital earlier in the week but is relieved there is nothing more serious wrong with him.
Goodson was back out at the practice field for the Raiders (tied for No. 23 in the AP Pro32) for the first time Friday since being taken by ambulance to the hospital three days...
The Raiders training camp is now over a week old and TFDS will reflect on some of what we can learn from this team's practices to date.*The team has some serious speed at running back – if it can see the field.We all know about Darren McFadden's effortless glide and how he's able to turn on a fifth gear at times to push for the extra yards. Everyone is also aware...
Oakland Raiders running back Mike Goodson collided helmet-to-helmet with linebacker Philip Wheeler today at training camp practice on a pass route over the middle. Goodson was carted off the field and taken by ambulance to the hospital. After a few hours of worry, the team announced Goodson was released and back at Raiders' headquarters in Napa, California.
Oakland Raiders running back Mike Goodson collided helmet-to-helmet with linebacker Philip Wheeler today at training camp practice on a pass route over the middle. Goodson was carted off the field and taken by ambulance to the hospital. After a few hours of worry, the team announced Goodson was released and back at Raiders’ headquarters in Napa, California.
“The Raiders received...
Raiders QB Carson Palmer has been something like a fairy godfather to Terrell Owens over the past three years.
It seems that when Owens is at his lowest most unemployable forks in the road, Palmer swoops in to save the day.
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Linebacker Aaron Curry, who has not practiced with the Raiders in training camp due to a knee injury, is set to see a specialist in Los Angeles as his recovery is not going as the Raiders had hoped, head coach Dennis Allen said. Curry, projected as the Raiders' starting weak-side linebacker, has been hampered by knee problems most of the offseason. Allen said Friday that Curry...
Oakland Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour is afraid the NFL’s replacement officials are going to only hurt the game of football.
“I think the integrity of the game is at stake,” Seymour told USA Today. “You never know who they know and who they’re connected to. And who are their favorite teams. To just say we’ve got some new guys coming in, who knows? They...
Last night, two AFC teams took to the field in their first preseason contests of 2012. Both games were fairly high profile, as the Chargers took on the Packers in a game that featured two on the NFL’s best quarterbacks, while the Broncos took on the Bears, highlighted by the return of Peyton Manning. Here [...]
With just a handful of preseason games played, it seems that a common theme has already arisen.
In Ryan Mathews' short stint versus the Packers on Thursday night, he suffered a broken collarbone that will see him on the bench for the next 6 weeks. The Eagles' signal caller. Michael Vick, has shown once again that he is no stranger to the training table, as he...