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Why the Raiders should sign a MLB to compete with Curtis Lofton

Normally at this point in the season, I would say that the Oakland Raiders are stuck with what they have and will need to make the most out of it. But there just so happens to be an unusual circumstance that makes me believe the Raiders can still make a move a quarter of the way through the season that will upgrade their team. The unusual circumstance is a combination of the fact...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Curtis Lofton is the Raiders' weakest link in pass coverage

The Raiders added Curtis Lofton for his veteran presence and sure-handed tackling ability.They'll have to put up with his terrible coverage skills. According to football statistics site Pro Football Focus, opposing QBs can't miss when they find who Lofton's guarding. Per @PFF, opposing QBs are 16 for 16 for 161 yards, 2 TDs when targeting Curtis Lofton in coverage #Raiders— Josh...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Durable veteran LB Lofton out to earn Raiders' respect

Curtis Lofton is already making defensive calls and checks for his new team.But despite his veteran status, he feels he still needs to win the Raiders locker room over.“You have a reputation that people know who you are, but at the same time, you have to come in and earn everyone’s respect,” Lofton told the team's official website. “That’s what I’ve been doing. How you...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: new #Raiders LB Curtis Lofton

Curtis Lofton signing his Raiders contract Photo courtesy of Over the last day I’ve watched a few Saints games to get a sense of new Raiders LB Curtis Lofton – what are his strengths and weaknesses and how does he project onto the Raiders unit? I came away with a mostly favorable impression of the 8 year veteran but with some definite concerns as well. First, Lofton...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders sign MLB Curtis Lofton

Curtis Lofton finished 4th in the NFL in tackles with 145 last season. Given the size of this deal, 18 million over 3 years with 10 million guaranteed, I assume the Raiders didn’t actually watch Lofton play last season and just looked at the tackle stats. His 22 missed tackles led the NFL regardless of position and a lot of his tackles were him cleaning up broken plays after big...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints release Curtis Lofton

Curtis Lofton’s time as a Saint is over. The release doesn’t come as a complete shock given the rumored news he was being shopped for a trade, but prior to that I would have never guessed the Saints would let him go this offseason. To me he was the one guy you would keep on that defense. I’ll wait to see how they build the roster before making full judgment on this, but at...
Via The Saints Nation
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints possibly shopping Curtis Lofton in a trade

This seems crazy to me. This is the one guy I would think you want to keep. We’ll see what happens, though.   The #Saints are shopping LB Curtis Lofton, who had 144 tackles in 2014 and has played in 16 games every year of his career. Unexpected. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2015
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Curtis Lofton is the jack-of-all-trades that makes the New Orleans Saints defense tick

Last year, the Saints defense became notorious for their rotational nature and their ability to confuse quarterbacks based on personnel. However, there was one constant amongst these rotations. Middle/inside linebacker Curtis Lofton (aka the only Falcon we’ve ever loved) is an unsung hero in the Saints defense. Everyone talks about Rob Ryan and the Saints secondary, but the things...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: State of the inside linebacker position

New Orleans Saints: State of the inside linebacker positionWith the improvement of the New Orleans Saints’ defense, most of the attention has gone to the younger talent in the secondary and defensive line. However, one position that gets somewhat lost in the shuffle is the play of the inside linebacker position, led by veterans Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne. Lofton, one of...
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Offseason adventures

In my previous articles, I have discussed what the New Orleans Saints have been up to football-wise during the offseason. It’s been pretty stressful for the Saints Organization as far as finding room in the budget for all of their best players. But while the offseason can be stressful for the brass (and some players), this is a time when players have no restriction to how they...
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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