Raiders mailbag: Talking QB, free agent needs, Latavius Murray and the media

The Oakland Raiders have had a busy offseason already which means there are a ton of questions to be answered. So let’s get right to it. @RaidersReporter with the FA options out there, and the draft still to come, what is ur ideal QB situation for this season? — RaiderCurt (@curtpicciuto) March 19, 2014 My ideal situation is drafting a mid round pick to sit behind a veteran stop...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting to Know Latavius Murray – Shiny New Toy for 2014

There are several qualities a player must possess to qualify as the next big thing in fantasy football. Raiders (soon-to-be) second year RB Latavius Murray has cornered the market on all of them: Size: At 6’2”, 230 pounds, Murray is a built more like a tight end than a running back. Speed: At his Pro Day last March, Murray ran the 40 in 4.38 seconds, flashing wheels that very...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Rookie RB Latavius Murray Lost For Season

The Oakland Raiders have put rookie running back Latavius Murray on injured reserve according to the Bay Sports Report. Murray was considered a sleeper pick going into 2013 as a 6th round pick out of UCF. Considered similar to Darren McFadden, Murray had a chance to carve out significant time this season. McFadden is sure to get hurt and the only other backs ahead of Murray were...
Via FF Locker Room
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

State of the Nation: A Look at the Oakland Raiders’ Running Backs

  Over the last few five seasons, the Oakland Raiders could always count on a strong running game even when the rest of the team was falling apart. With the Darren McFadden and Michael Bush thunder-and-lightning duo carrying the ball opposing defenses were constantly on their heels. However last off-season the Raiders once vaunted running game fell apart with the departure of Michael...
Via Football and Futbol
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Checking In On Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray

The Oakland Raiders were not very good last season and shouldn’t be any better in 2013 but they do still have perennial fantasy disappointment Darren McFadden. And when you consistently have issues staying on the field (McFadden has never played more than 13 games in 5 seasons) it tends to give the next guy a shot to make a fantasy impact. In the case of the Raiders in 2012, Marcel...
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders Notes: Matt Flynn, D.J. Hayden, Latavius Murray

Matt Flynn Raiders HC Dennis Allen reiterated on Wednesday that the starting quarterback job is Matt Flynn’s to lose. “Matt’s our starting quarterback as we go forward right now,” Allen said, via the Contra Costa Times, “and until the competition dictates otherwise, that’s where we’re going.” There’s been a good deal of buzz surrounding the play of fourth-round...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Running Back Latavius Murray Was The Steal Of The Draft

Get excited Raider Nation, Reggie McKenzie might have found the perfect complement to Darren McFadden in the 6th round of the draft. Central Florida running back Latavius Murray is a physical freak who is not only one of the fastest running backs in the draft (4.38 40 yard dash) but also one of the biggest (6’3 223 pounds). With the Oakland Raiders reverting back to a power running...
Via Football and Futbol
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: film review of Oakland Raiders' new RB Latavius Murray

When the Raiders traded down with the Buccaneers in the fourth-round (they chose QB Tyler Wilson after trading down), they also picked up an extra sixth-round pick as compensation for trading down. The pick, 181st overall, was used to select running back Latavius Murray from Central Florida. Central Florida plays in a smaller conference in division I, Conference USA (C-USA for...
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May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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