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Friday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Eye on Oakland Raiders ahead of Denver Week 5 matchup The Oakland Raiders already thin secondary just got even thinner during ... The Raiders turned a botched exchange by Chicago into a go-ahead TD with 3 1/2 ... David Amerson Earning A Role In Raiders Secondary After spending the past two seasons on the East Coast, cornerback David Amerson headed west, joining the Oakland...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio: Raiders will go after Peyton Manning, want to ‘take him down’

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning have a history that goes back to 2003. When Manning was with the Indianapolis Colts, he went up against Del Rio twice per season when he was the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Additionally, Del Rio and Manning spent time more recently joining forces when Del Rio was the defensive coordinator...
Via Sportsnaut
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders take another step towards moving to Los Angeles

This season, the Oakland Raiders have been playing solid football on the field as they are 2-2 going into their week five matchup against the Denver Broncos. Off the field, there is a lot happening in regards to where the franchise will be playing in 2016. On Wednesday night, more light was shed on the future of the Raiders’ new home. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole...
Via Total Sports Live
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top offensive performers on the Raiders through first quarter of the season

The Oakland Raiders are one quarter of the way through the 2015 NFL season and that’s typically a good time to take an inventory of what you have on your team. Through the first game or two, it’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s fluky about a team, but with four games in the books, we have a lot better of an idea on what this team is all about. Standing at 2-2, things...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr faces big challenge against blitz happy Denver

Oakland Raiders second-year quarterback Derek Carr has flashed big-time potential and he will get a chance with his 2-2 team to upset the Broncos if he can handle the pressure Denver likes to apply to opposing passers. According to Bill Williamson of ESPN, Carr faces his first major challenge as he tries to get his young team pointed towards the postseason and an orchestrate an rake...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks Worked Out CBs Chimdi Chekwa & Crezdon Butler

Rand Getlin of NFL Media reports that the Seahawks brought in cornerbacks Chimdi Chekwa and Crezdon Butler for workouts on Wednesday. Getlin adds that Seattle is looking for more depth at cornerback. Chekwa, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2011. He re-signed with the Raiders back in May of last year, but was not tendered a contract as a restricted free...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio taking notice of CB David Amerson

The Oakland Raiders claimed CB David Amerson off waivers from the Redskins in late September and all he's done is takeover the number two cornerback position. Amerson, 23, has ideal size and speed, but was shaky in the Redskins' secondary; however, coach Jack Del Rio sees a different player. "He's really picked up the system well," Del Rio said, via the Associated Press. "He's done...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What was happening in the world when Manning and Woodson debuted?

The year was 1998. The Congress voted to impeach former President Bill Clinton and Steve Jobs had just introduced the the Apple iMac.A young cornerback from Michigan was coming off a Heisman winning campaign and preparing for his first season in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders, who were just a few years removed from returning to Northern California from Los Angeles.Meanwhile, a...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Del Rio 'confident' Latavius Murray will bounce back

Latavius Murray has the unbridled support of his head coach.How could he not? Jack Del Rio built a sizable chunk of the Raiders offense around his young running back -- and two costly fumbles won't change that.I remain confident," Del Rio told reporters. "None of us are perfect. We all are capable of making mistakes."But the ones Murray made could've cost his team a third win. He...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to hit-and-run DUI

Aldon Smith was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, but the hearing was recently vacated after he pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor counts of driving while under the influence, hit-and-run with property damage and vandalism under $400 a week ago. According to Scott Blair of, Smith filed a clerk’s arraignment and pleaded not...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bills hosting Trent Richardson for workout

The Buffalo Bills are suddenly desperate for help in their backfield. How desperate? Desperate enough to bring Trent Richardson in for a workout. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Richardson will visit the Bills on Tuesday in the wake of rookie running back Karlos Williams being labeled day-to-day with a concussion. Williams said he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Oakland Raiders the Bay Area’s New Favorite Team?

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) rolls out to pass during an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. The Bears won 22-20. (Rick West/Daily Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, TV OUT The 2015 season has steadily changed preexisting morale around the Bay Area in terms of football teams. The San Francisco 49ers were once the local favorites due to their...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: 3 takeaways from loss vs. Bears

After a tough loss to the Chicago Bears Sunday morning, the Oakland raiders are now 2-2 through the first four weeks of the NFL season. With the two-minute warning approaching in the fourth quarter of this game, the Raiders had a 20-19 lead, but couldn’t hold off this Bears offense from getting into field goal range, leading to a 49 yard field goal for Chicago’s kicker Robbie...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Oakland Raiders Nearly Pulled Off Most Improbable Game-Winning Lateral Play

The Oakland Raiders, down 22-20 to the Chicago Bears in the 4th quarter with two seconds left nearly pulled off the most insane comeback of the decade. After an onside kick from the Bears, the Raiders charged down the field, using the always fun lateral method to keep the ball play alive. They almost succeeded, getting as far down to about the 23-yard line. The @RAIDERS had one...
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Amari Cooper’s TD catch gives Oakland the lead

The Oakland Raiders are up 7-6 in Chicago thanks to a 26-yard touchdown catch by rookie receiver Amari Cooper. Check out the highlight below! Amari Cooper TD Catch to make it 7-6 Raiders — THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) October 4, 2015 Even crazier is that this pass was initially ruled incomplete, but Oakland coach Jack Del Rio threw the challenge...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

There is reason for cautious optimism with the Raiders

If there is one team outside the Jacksonville Jaguars who have struggled mightily in this decade it would be the Oakland Raiders. However, on this day the Raiders are actually entering the quarter-mark of the NFL season with a solid 2-1 record. This include an impressive last minute win against the Ravens two weeks ago and a solid handling of the Browns last Sunday. In an NFC...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Derek Carrs’ progession

Three weeks into the season and Oakland Raiders quarterback, Derek Carr, has been the talk of the league. Experts from all over have been complimenting the second-year quarterback and talking about his potential in the NFL. So, what is it that is different about Carr this season? Derek Carr has been very impressive thus far. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports I...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders owner Mark Davis drives a 1997 Dodge Caravan

Mark Davis obviously has some massive shoes to fill in replacing his father, Al, as owner of the Oakland Raiders. Giving his lineage, the son of arguably the most controversial, loathed-by-many-loved-by-more owners in the history of American professional sports is a compelling profile subject … which is why ESPN’s Tim Keown wrote an extensive piece about the enigmatic owner...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Sign That It's A New Day For The Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have not been any good for a long time; dating back to their last trip to the Super Bowl in 2002. In fact, since then they have won five or fewer games a season 10 times (the other two years were 8-8 seasons). They are entertaining to watch now; something that can't be said for most of the last decade. Even die-hard fans would have to admit their team sucked-...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders favored to win on road for first time since 2012

Don’t look now, but the (2-1) Oakland Raiders are playing good football and are off to a solid start in 2015. It appears the rebuilding effort by general manager Reggie McKenzie is finally beginning to pay off, and there’s a clear difference in coaching style and attitude from (former head coach) Dennis Allen and Jack Del Rio. Sportsbooks are taking note as well, as the Raiders...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Amari Cooper's transition to the NFL

Amari Cooper has dazzled in his first three games this season for the Oakland Raiders. So far, the rookie has accumulated 290 yards with 20 receptions and a touchdown. Throughout the draft process, it was talked about by every NFL analyst that Cooper was the most pro-ready wide receiver. He has done nothing but solidify that statement thus far. Amari Cooper leads the Raiders...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Latavius Murray flashes superstar potential in Raiders’ Week 3 win

The Oakland Raiders were able to take care of business against the Cleveland Browns on the road this week with a 27-20 win. It wasn’t too surprising that they were able to come away with the win, but the performance that they received from running back Latavius Murray was a pleasant surprise that excites them for the future. Murray ended up carrying the football 26 times for 139...
Via This Given Sunday
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Amari Cooper stiff-arms safety on 40-yard catch

The Oakland Raiders may have found an offensive playmaker for the ages. Rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper may already be one of the best in the league. On this 40-yard catch and run, the fourth-overall pick stiff armed the safety to the ground and then ran for 20 more yards. The catch gave Cooper over 100 yards in the first half. No two ways about it: Amari Cooper is the real...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders refusing NFL orders to paint 50-yard line numbers in gold

    Is there a more lovable outlaw organization in sports than the Raiders? Probably not. The team that is notorious for not cooperating with the league is once again in the crosshairs of the NFL, this time for reportedly refusing to follow league directions to paint the 50-yard line numbers at Coliseum in gold for its home games. The league directed teams to have the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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