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What was good and bad about QB Matt McGloin’s 4th quarter preseason comebacks?

In each of the Raiders first 2 preseason games, third string QB Matt McGloin has led 4th quarter comebacks. Against the Vikings, he fell just short when his Hail Mary pass fell to the ground. Against the Lions, he was successful when his 19 yard TD pass was caught by WR Brice Butler. Of course, anytime your team gets a game winning drive from a back-up QB, it is a good thing. We...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Raiders giving Matt McGloin a fair shot?

McGloin. McMoxie. McLovin’. Call him what you want, but the Oakland Raiders have one of the best third string quarterbacks in the league. Replacing an injured Terrelle Pryor in week 11 last year, Matt McGloin’s first pass against Matt Schaub’s Texans was a five-yard touchdown strike to Denarius Moore. There was no wild scrambling or option-reads. Instead, there were back shoulder...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: QB evaluation after preseason week 1

The Oakland Raiders only put points on the board Friday on one occasion, which brings major QB concerns to mind. Especially because the touchdown that made up all six of Oakland’s points came from Matt McGloin, who at this point is the third-string QB. As I mentioned in my last article, the Raiders’ run game is one thing fans can be comfortable with but is Matt Schaub at starting...
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Rewind: Schaub reaches out to McGloin, drafting a QB and more

Take a look at the best pieces you may have missed this week: - Top five quarterbacks the Raiders could take in the draft (READ) - With continuity and a much better roster, can Dennis Allen finally prove his worth? (READ) - Raiders are hoping to convert short rentals into long term success (READ) - Matt Schaub reaches out to Matt McGloin and could be the best thing to ever happen...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Matt McGloin “your guy” if the Super Bowl is at stake?

The Oakland Raiders have not yet found their franchise quarterback. Or have they? At least two players on the team appear to think so. is doing a series of posts reflecting the results of player polls conducted during the season. The other day I wrote about the fact that head coach Dennis Allen received votes from the Raiders locker room as the head coach players would most...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rookie Report: After a Three Touchdown Victory, Matt McGloin Continues His History of Exceeding ...

Matt McGloin has a history of overcoming expectations. After playing at small high school in Pennsylvania, he earned a walk-on offer from Penn State. Then, he passed Rob Bolden, a former 4-star recruit, as the starting quarterback for the Nittany Lions for two seasons, earning the Burlsworth Trophy (, given to the best college football player who started...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

McGloin makes case for Raiders starting QB gig

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen says Matt McGloin has put himself in the discussion about the starting quarterback role after three touchdown passes in his first career start in place of the injured Terrelle Pryor. Allen said Monday he will wait to name a starter for this week's game against Tennessee until after he meets with Pryor to determine the status of his injured knee...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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