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Five key stats from Pro Football Focus’ review of the Raiders vs. Vikings game

Every week we will be taking a look at what Pro Football Focus has to say about the Oakland Raiders. While PFF is far from the be all, end all to NFL statistics, it does provide interesting fodder for conversation. Here are five stats from this past weekend’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. Best Starter on Offense: Menelik Watson Defense: Dan Williams  Menelik Watson...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Raiders to watch closely in preseason game number two

With jobs and playing time on the line, here are five players on the Oakland Raiders you should pay close attention to in the second preseason game. Menelik Watson The third year tackle started in the first preseason game over Austin Howard and did fairly well. He has not earned the starting job yet but if he continues to improve he could win that role while also being a pretty good...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three injury prone players the Oakland Raiders need to stay healthy

One of the biggest problems the Oakland Raiders have faced in recent years was the constant plague of injuries to the team. We all know it’s football and people get hurt, not team in the NFL is insulated from that fact. But for whatever reason, the Raiders just seemed to suffer injuries at a much higher clip. One of the biggest things that needs to happen in order for the Raiders...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Raiders who could surprise everyone in 2015

The Oakland Raiders are still a big question mark. They have an entirely new coaching staff which means new schemes and strategies. They have a big group of new players as well, some of whom we know a lot about and some of whom are still a pretty big mystery themselves. And then there are the players who have been around the Raiders but who are young or coming off of bad years and...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders player gives game check to young girl in need

FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer reported on a touching story during Sunday’s pregame coverage about how one Oakland Raiders player was so touched by the story of a four-year-old girl bravely dealing with an illness that he put his money where his mouth is. Raiders offensive lineman Menelik Watson, after meeting Ava Urrea, who is...Read More The post Raiders’ Menelik Watson...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Time for the Raiders to sit all of their vets, and play all their younger guys

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking the past few weeks and I’ve come to the conclusion that the Raiders won’t make the playoffs. So why the hell aren’t we blooding our young talent? Heading into Cleveland last Sunday with an 0-6 record, veteran Khalif Barnes shared snaps at right tackle with 2013 second-round pick Menelik Watson. Watson – a raw product who needs all the...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Donald Penn sees great potential in Menelik Watson

The Oakland Raiders drastically upgraded their roster over the off season while placing much of their focus on improving play in the trenches on both sides of the ball. When the 2014 season starts, the Raiders very well could have up to four new starters along the offensive line including two new starting tackles, one who is just beginning his career and one who is on the backside...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders position battle: right tackle

The Oakland Raiders lost both starting offensive tackles from 2013. LT Jared Veldeer was signed by the Arizona Cardinals and RT Tony Pashos is still unsigned. Oakland Raiders offseason position review: offensive line Pashos started 12 games and was very serviceable. He was a good pass blocker, but relied more on technique rather than ability. He was a decent run blocker but...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders coaches are concerned OT Menelik Watson "might not have it"

CSN’s Scott Bair hosted a chat, yesterday, in which he discussed the Raiders’ off-season plans and answered fans’ questions. Most of the chat were simply Bair’s opinions on the best free agent or draft options for Oakland (you can read the entire transcript here) but there was one bit of information that Bair dropped that hadn’t been released, before: Menelik...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders giving up on Menelik Watson already?

The Oakland Raiders have long had one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL, a problem they have been trying to fix ever since drafting Robert Gallery way back in the 2004 NFL draft. Since taking over responsibilities for drafting as the Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has taken two offensive tackles in two consecutive drafts and neither one appears destined to anchor an...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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