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Raiders cornerback blames 'playing video games all night' for failure with Redskins

Coming out of college, David Amerson was expected to be the next ballhawking cornerback in the NFL. He pulled down 13 interceptions in 2011 at NC State before seeing his production and coverage ability drop the following season. He continued to show several holes in his game during his three-year stint with the Washington Redskins, coming away with just two interceptions in 23 starts...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

After years of losing, Raiders have high expectations

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) After 13 straight seasons without a winning record, playoff berth or even much hope most years, the Oakland Raiders head into training camp this year with an unfamiliar burden: expectations. Two strong draft classes that brought in core players such as quarterback Derek Carr, pass rusher Khalil Mack and receiver Amari Cooper followed by a productive free agent...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Capsule

OAKLAND RAIDERS (7-9) OPEN CAMP: July 29, Napa, California LAST YEAR: Raiders more than doubled win total in first year under coach Jack Del Rio, going from 3-13 to 7-9. QB Derek Carr took major step in second year as starter with help from some talent at receiver in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. DE Khalil Mack became star opposing offenses must deal with as edge rusher...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ronnie Lott Group Offering $300M For 20% Of Raiders Ownership

As the quest continues to keep the Raiders in Oakland, many are wondering where Mark Davis really wants the team. At one time it appeared Oakland was his first choice, but bridges have been burning between Davis and the city in recent years. One of the more hopeful Oakland proposals at this time is coming
Via Raiders Beat
2 days ago

David Amerson: I matured once I got to Oakland

If you were making a list of players likely to sign long-term extensions last September, cornerback David Amerson would have ranked pretty low on the list. That would have been especially true on September 21, which was when the Redskins put the 2013 second-round pick on waivers. Amerson landed with the Raiders the next day…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 days ago

Raiders sign cornerback David Amerson to 4-year extension

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback David Amerson to a four-year contract extension. Amerson joined the Raiders in September 2015 on a waiver claim from the Washington Redskins, where he played from 2013-15. In 14 games for the Raiders last season, he set a single-season franchise record with 26 passes defensed to go along with career highs in tackles...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Deandre Washington the answer at running back for the Oakland Raiders?

The Oakland Raiders have invested a lot of money in their offensive line. The philosophy of many general managers and coaches is that the game is won and loss in the trenches, so investing money in the trenches makes sense. However, this idea is to ensure the stability of the back end of both sides of the ball. Meaning that having a good offensive line will help out your quarterback...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The people of Las Vegas desperately want to steal the Oakland Raiders

The city of Las Vegas is an affront to everything rational, a waste of precious resources in the name of activities that range from immoral to bacchanalian. On top of all that, the universe decided in its cosmic humor to plant an ice hockey rink just off the Las Vegas Strip, where temperatures regularly exceed 110 degrees.I am not a spiritual man, precisely because Las Vegas stands...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Study: Jaguars, Raiders have ‘worst’ fans in NFL

This might not be a surprising revelation, but the worst fans in the NFL call the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders their team. When we say “worst” here, what we’re really measuring is their willingness to spend money on their teams. This is according to Professor Mike Lewis of Goizueta Business School at Emory University, who studies sports marketing assets. Professor...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Estimates on Raiders’ Vegas stadium jump to $2.1B

The Raiders dreams of a new, taxpayer-funded home in Las Vegas may be on the ropes. A report from ESPN suggests the cost of the Raiders’ relocation plans to Las Vegas have been ratcheted up by approximately 50 percent since they were initially figured. The move, which was once projected to cost $1.4 billion, is now estimated to cost $2.1 billion. The rise in cost is mostly due...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Oakland Raiders’ position groups

It’s always good to know your team’s strengths and weaknesses. For the Oakland Raiders, there has been a lot of change lately, so it’s time to reevaluate which position groups are going to be carrying the team and which are going to need to be the focus next offseason. In order from worst to best, here’s a ranking of the Raiders’ position groups heading into training camp...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Amari Cooper fantasy outlook

The Oakland Raiders have themselves a young star at the wide receiver position in Amari Cooper. Last season he put together an outstanding rookie campaign and became the first Raiders receiver to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark since Randy Moss did it in 2005. Going into his second season, it appears that Cooper has nowhere to go but up and should prove to be a bigger weapon for this...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Look Out World – Oakland Raiders’ Derek Carr is the Next Brett Favre

  The Oakland Raiders have a gem in starting quarterback Derek Carr. Due to Oakland’s recurring mediocrity of the past decade, it’s understandable that Carr’s accolades have flown somewhat under the radar – especially since he’s still so new to the franchise. But Carr has thrown for 7,257 yards and 53 touchdowns in two years. He’s gone for a 59.6 completion percentage...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Favre says Raiders QB Derek Carr is 'more polished' than he was

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr took his game to the next level in 2015, his second season in the league. He threw for 3,987 yards and 32 touchdowns, showing the ability to lead an NFL offense down the field with his arm. His sophomore season was lauded by many and even drew comparisons to Brett Favre. That's the connection his receiver Michael Crabtree made, calling him...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Favre on Carr comparisons: ‘He’s a little bit more polished’

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre took time out from watching the San Francisco Giants play Wednesday evening to discuss Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Outside of it being a bit odd to see Favre donning a hat of a San Francisco-based team, his comments regarding Carr might be the most-surprising part of the interview When asked to respond to comparisons some have made...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Amari Cooper Froze Up At The Mic On Family Feud

Former Alabama star and current Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper will be appearing on a celebrity edition of “Family Feud” this Sunday. Alongside Steve Smith, Brandon Marshall and others, Cooper will be representing the “AFC Offense” against an “NFC Defense” squad that includes Arizona Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu, Philadelphia Eagles DB Malcolm Jenkins and Carolina...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Survey sent to Vegas residents on potential Raiders relocation

The city of Los Vegas is laying the groundwork for the possible relocation of an NFL team to the desert region. According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (h/t Pro Football Talk), an 83-question survey has been sent out to over 10,000 people in the local region attempting to acquire an understanding of where citizens stand on potential relocation of the Oakland Raiders...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas NFL stadium proposal may cost taxpayers $750 million

Days after Las Vegas was awarded the 31st NHL franchise, the focus has now shifted over to the NFL’s dance with Sin City, particularly its quest for a suitable pro football stadium. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the chief exec of Las Vegas Sands Corp., has come together with Majestic Realty Co. to design and propose a 65,000 seat domed stadium, which is now being reviewed. The...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Miami OL says Golden made QB play through Achilles injury

Al Golden was let go from Miami during the 2015 season, after an embarrassing 58-0 loss to Clemson. Some of his former Hurricane players are not very broken up about it. Jon Feliciano, who currently plays for the Oakland Raiders after starring at Miami from 2010-2014, hopped on the Big O Show on WQAM in Miami, and shared some pretty damning stories from his time playing for Golden...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the top 25 receivers in Oakland Raiders history

The Raiders have had a number of great receivers in their storied history. Name the top 25 pass catchers in team history, ranked by total receiving yards gained. Clue: Number of receiving yards, years active
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio Screams At Refs During Warriors-Cavs Game

Jack Del Rio got really into Monday night’s NBA Finals game.  The Oakland Raiders’ head coach was sitting courtside for the Game 5 contest between the Cavs and the Warriors.  Del Rio, 53, was caught yelling at someone (a referee, it appears) by ABC’s cameras.  Jack Del Rio was getting after the ref on that Klay Thompson jump ball call. pic.twitter.com/h6npMzdXlz — Scott...
Via College Spun
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Vegas strip club offers Raiders free lap dances for life

The Oakland Raiders are threatening to move their franchise to Las Vegas if they cannot get funding for a new stadium in California, and a Sin City strip club has offered to sweeten the pot if Mark Davis does decide to relocate. Some representatives for the Sapphire gentlemen’s club told TMZ over the weekend that all Raiders players would be entitled to free lap dances and VIP...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Derek Carr predicts Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks in 2016

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wasn’t kidding when he said All-Pro teammate Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks in 2016. “I think he’s going to sack the quarterback 30 times,” Carr said, via NFL.com. “Watch the tape. He’s held every play. He’s like nobody else in the league. He’s talented.” The NFL record for sacks in a season belongs to Michael Strahan, who...
Via The Sports Daily
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Raiders move to Las Vegas is closer to reality than previously thought

Las Vegas is becoming the darling for many professional sports teams looking at expansion and relocation. The NHL’s dance with Las Vegas looks surely like it will end up with an expansion team awarded to the city come next year, and now the NFL looks to be closer to Vegas than ever before, with Raiders owner Mark Davis making public appearances at Vegas stadium meetings. An unnamed...
Via The Comeback
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Fertittas selling UFC to make ownership play for Raiders?

The owners of the UFC are going to have a lot of money to spend if they wind up selling their extremely successful business, and there is already speculation that they could use some of that cash to make an ownership play at an NFL franchise. Brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who control the UFC’s parent company Zuffa, LLC, are said to be interested in the Oakland Raiders...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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