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Raiders’ defense buying into what DC Ken Norton is selling

The Oakland Raiders defense has a lot of talent but hasn't had a coach who could put all the pieces together, but when the team hired Ken Norton Jr. away from the Seahawks, they feel they have found their leader on defense. “He obviously has a great amount of energy. I think the fans and everybody in the building appreciates when he comes to work because you can hear him coming...
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Five potential depth chart shockers for the Oakland Raiders

At this point in the Oakland Raiders offseason, many presume they know where players will land on the depth chart. Some guys were brought in to be starters, some to be backups, some special teams players and some just to be camp bodies. But every year, on every team, there are surprises because guys unexpectedly step up to the plate and earn a role they had not been destined for...
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Oakland Raiders: Examining the Mario Edwards Jr. selection

It’s been a little over two months since the NFL draft and although it is much too early to evaluate drafted players, it isn’t too early to gauge at what the Oakland Raiders saw in certain picks. Going into this draft the Raiders had many needs, one of them being pass-rusher, which they addressed with an interesting pick. In the second round of the NFL draft the Raiders selected...
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OL coach Mike Tice says unit is 'very impressive,' calls G Gabe Jackson a 'rising star'

Oakland Raiders offensive line coach Mike Tice reunited with Jack Del Rio in 2015, which he previously worked under as an assistant head coach in Jacksonville. Tice is one of the best offensive line coaches in the NFL and he's excited about his first year in the Bay Area. "I'm pretty excited about the group I have to work with," Tice said, via "First of all...
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Williamson: I expect Carr to make significant strides in his second year

It is on this year for the Oakland Raiders, who haven't headed to training camp with this much hype since the days of Jon Gruden. The offense has weapons, the defense has playmakers, and the coaching staff is well respected - making a recipe for a turnaround. According to Bill Williamson of ESPN, the development of quarterback Derek Carr will play a big part in how much the...
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Corps Players: Running Backs

This is the fourth piece in a series that will look at each position – the additions, subtractions, and pre-training camp depth chart as I see it. For the wide receiver corps, click here.  For the tight end corps, click here.  For the offensive line, click here. For the quarterbacks, click here.   Latavius Murray at training camp. Photo courtesy of TFDS’ Levi Damien The...
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Four Oakland Raiders who have to produce in 2015

In response to a 3-13 season last year, the Oakland Raiders were very busy this off-season looking to improve every aspect of the organization. They brought in new head coach Jack Del Rio along with his new staff of assistants, they were aggressive in free agency and made smart and disciplined decisions in the draft. All in hopes that this upcoming season will mark the turnaround...
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Are the Oakland Raiders ready to win again?

Will they ever be good enough? Have the Oakland Raiders made enough changes or added enough pieces to ever compete for a Super Bowl again? As far as for the 2015 season, no they have not. The true Achilles heel of this franchise is the coaching staff. They’re good, just not great.   Starting with this new coaching staff, Jack Del Rio was named head coach of the Oakland organization...
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Derek Carr could be a great fantasy football sleeper pick

Much like in actual football, the quarterback position is extremely important in fantasy football.  While running backs get most of the attention in fantasy drafts, it is crucial to acquire a quarterback who will not only get you big points, but can also be consistent enough to not have a let-down week that costs you a victory. We all know the big names that will have a lot of competition...
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Five predictions for the Oakland Raiders defense in 2015

Yesterday, I made five predictions for the Oakland Raiders offense in 2015. Today’s task is much harder, making five predictions for the Raiders defense in 2015. Why is it more difficult? Because I don’t have nearly the same level of confidence in the defense as I do in the offense. Last season, the two biggest issues on defense were pass rush and pass coverage. Unfortunately...
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New DT Williams says he 'felt right at home' in Oakland

Dan Williams won 11 games with the Arizona Cardinals last year. He just joined a team that won that many in the past three seasons combined.But after five years in the league, the 330-pound tackle needed a challenge. He saw no better place to do that than with the Raiders."You knew it was going to be a good change that was about to come, and I just felt right at home," Williams told...
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Raiders OL coach Tice: Gabe Jackson is a rising star

Mike Tice was astounded at the big guard from Mississippi State when he coached him at the Senior Bowl two years ago.Now, Gabe Jackson is Tice's pupil on the Raiders. And Tice can't believe how far he's come in just one offseason.“I think a guy that’s had the best offseason of everybody, and that’s Gabe Jackson," Tice told the team's official website. I think he’s a rising...
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Marcel Reece Should Have Impactful Year

The Oakland Raiders have a secret weapon buried in the hulls of its pirate ship and he wears number 45. Fullback Marcel Reece blocked for running back Darren McFadden in 2010 when he rushed for 1,157 yards and seven touchdowns. He has even started at the running back position and racked up 271 yards rushing and 496 yards receiving. Reece became a member of the silver and black in...
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Oakland Raiders Position Spotlight: Wide Receiver

Last season the Oakland Raiders’ receiving core was one of the worst in the NFL. Injuries and inconsistent play plagued the Raiders’ receivers, who were a part of the 26th ranked passing offense in the NFL. Not only did the injuries hurt the receivers but also Derek Carr, who had no chemistry with the squad. However, the biggest problem with the Raiders’ receiving core was...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Potential Breakout Candidates

After going 3-13 last season, the Oakland Raiders are in dire need of players to step up and have big years. Here are some possible candidates: Latavius Murray Latavius Murray was the talk of the league last year after his outstanding performance in week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Murray rushed for 112 yards on only four attempts including an impressive 90-yard run where...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Commitment to excellence: Raiders’ Amari Cooper does it all

Praise for Oakland Raiders’ first-round pick Amari Cooper continues to stream out of the former Alabama wide receiver’s teammates and coaching staff, this time from quarterback Derek Carr. The second-year passer told 95.7 The Game, a local radio station, that Cooper is “ridiculous in and out of his breaks” and that he possesses the ability to make defenders miss once he...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr Heaps on Praise for Rookie Amari Cooper: “The Sky’s the Limit”

Oakland Raiders’ second-year quarterback Derek Carr had nothing but praise for rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper when speaking with 95.7 The Game on Tuesday Via the team’s official website: “[Cooper] is ridiculous in and out of his breaks. His style of play is perfect for this league. He’s good at getting on toes and creating separation. He’s good at when the ball is in...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Camp Battles Worth Watching

The NFL is a year-long sport ranging from play on the field to constructing rosters in the front office.  This is the quiet time where teams are adjourned until training camp; which is where you see starting jobs and roster spots won and lost.  With that in mind, here’s a look at battles to watch when the Oakland Raiders report to Napa, California. View image | gettyimages...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

It’s been 13 seasons since the Raiders made the playoffs and that long since they finished above .500. Bill Callahan led them to an 11–5...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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