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Brice Butler surprised to find out why Raiders cut his playing time

Earlier this week I discussed how the Oakland Raiders decided to cut the number of snaps wide receiver Brice Butler received just one week after he had a break out game against the San Diego Chargers. It was confusing considering the fact that interim head coach Tony Sparano was giving Butler and Andre Holmes a chance to show they deserved more snaps. On both accounts the young wide...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sparano’s confusing use of Raiders wide receiver Brice Butler

In his first game as interim head coach of the Oakland Raiders, Tony Sparano mixed things up at wide receiver. Rather than sticking to the stubborn ways of Dennis Allen, Sparano gave his young and unproven guys a chance to step up and grab the bull by the horns. The result? Rookie quarterback Derek Carr had a career day and the Raiders offense put up twice as many points as they...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Three key plays from the San Diego Chargers’ Week 6 win you may have missed

The Chargers improved to 5-1 on the season and an overlying theme with the team this year is not only the capability of finishing off games but also doing the little things to win.  Here are three examples of small but yet important plays the Chargers made on Sunday in their 31-28 win in Oakland.  While it is easy to point at the significant plays like Jason Verrett’s interception...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Oakland Raiders are fighting tooth-and-nail for an upset against the San Diego Chargers

Whoever picked against the Oakland Raiders must be nervous. The Raiders are currently tied with the San Diego Chargers 21-21 with 11-minutes left in the fourth quarter. This is the most points (21) the Raiders have scored all season. There's still 7 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 12, 2014 Derek Carr had a nice toss to Brice Butler for a...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting to know Oakland Raiders wide receiver Brice Butler

Wide receiver Brice Butler joined the Oakland Raiders when they drafted him in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was drafted out of San Diego State University where he’d transferred to for his senior year. Butler was able to start playing immediately rather than redshirting at SDSU as he’d already earned his Bachelor’s degree from University of Southern California...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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