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Michael Crabtree impressing early at Raiders camp

Michael Crabtree  has made the move across the bay this off-season and the move hasn’t garner much attention thus far. Due to an up and down final season with the San Francisco 49ers, which ended on a sour note with the exit of Jim Harbaugh and Michael Crabtree finishing with only 68 catches for 698 yards, the move to Oakland may be a chance for a fresh start. Michael Crabtree...
Via EndZoneScore
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brice Butler Reminding Folks Amari Cooper Is Not The Only Wide Receiver in Oakland

With a guy like Derek Carr behind center there is a lot of hope for the Oakland Raiders offense. Fans were happy when the team drafted former Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper, and look forward to seeing what the Carr-Cooper combo can do. Since the draft Cooper has been getting a whole lot of attention because of the expectations. In the process some of the teams other wide outs...
Via FatManWriting
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Reggie McKenzie believes he's gotten it right in fourth season as GM

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has made some moves during his four years as the team's personnel chief and he'll surely say he would like some of those decisions back, but going into 2015 training camp, he believes this time he may have gotten it right. "I knew I had to take some lumps," McKenzie said, via the Sacramento Bee. "To see it come like the way I...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Amari Cooper’s footwork is ridiculous

Ever since being drafted No. 4 overall to the Oakland Raiders, all we’ve heard coming out of team facilities is amazing reports about Amari Cooper. In case you were maybe on the fence about whether or not this kid can be a star, we present this Vine, courtesy of Football is Life. Are you serious? The footwork displayed by Cooper is elite-level stuff you’d expect from one of...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Brice Butler One-Handed Grab

The Oakland Raiders got terrible production from their wide receivers last season.  After seeing the Raiders draft Amari Cooper, sign Michael Crabtree, and after watching Brice Butler make this awesome catch, maybe you too will be convinced that the trends for Raiders’ receivers are changing. Raiders WR Brice Butler makes an insane one-handed catch during training camp http...
Via TopSportsReport
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson has half a chance to make roster

Oakland Raiders running back Trent Richardson might be on the outside looking in depending on how training camp goes for the 25-year-old, who's on his third team in 3+ years. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport believes that Richardson's chances of making the Week 1 roster are "about 50-50." "The reality is (Richardson) has some very real competition, thanks to some newfound depth...
Via 60 Max Power O
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson has 50-50 chance at making Raiders roster

Flip a coin and call heads or tails, and you have nearly the same chance of guessing correctly as Oakland Raiders embattled running back Trent Richardson has of making the team’s final 53-man roster. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Richardson’s chances of playing in Week 1 are “about 50-50.” The running back is on thin ice to say the least as the preseason begins...
Via Sportsnaut
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio ready to start the process of turning Raiders into winners

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is excited that the flag football offseason is over and that when the team hits the field on Sunday for their first training camp practice, contact is what he'll be looking for early and often. "Now we can actually put the pads on tomorrow, so we’ll do that. I thought it was a pretty solid day’s work. So much to get done, but energy was...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Good is the Raiders Defense?

Below is an excerpt from Jake Schyvinck’s NFL Defensive Power Rankings article.  Oakland Raiders Power Ranking: 25 Click here to see full rankings View image | gettyimages.com The Raiders are here because of their recent history at the bottom of the league, but there are signs of improvement.  Linebacker Khalil Mack showed that he can be a superstar player in this...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio: Crabtree ‘stood out’ at first Raiders camp practice

After signing a “prove-it” deal with the Oakland Raiders this offseason, it appears Michael Crabtree is already staking his claim as a primary target for second-year quarterback Derek Carr. Head coach Jack Del Rio spoke in glowing terms about the former San Francisco 49ers receiver after the first day of training camp. “He stood out today, made some nice catches,” Del...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ 2013 Draft Class Not as Bad as it Seems

View image | gettyimages.com The 2013 NFL draft was supposed to be the beginning of the return of the Oakland Raiders.  For the first time in a few years, the franchise had a first round selection at their disposal.  This was after the 2012 draft in which the Silver and Black weren’t on the clock until the supplemental portion of the third round.  Finally the Raiders would...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators Hire Former NFL Quarterback As Football Consultant

Florida has hired Charlie Frye, who played six seasons in the NFL, as a member of their program working with players and coaches.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Predictions for what to expect from every Raiders rookie in 2015

As the Oakland Raiders begin training camp, much of the focus will be on their newest additions. The future of the team is being put together through the draft and if general manager Reggie McKenzie wants to hang onto his job, he will need this year’s class to perform. No, the draft class does not need to be another home run like in 2014 but the team is dependent on both classes...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

All Eyes On Raiders’ Young Guns and New Coaches As Camp Begins

“The wait is over,” Charles Woodson said, arriving at the Raider’s Napa training facility. “Reporting for duty, ready for work.” The full Oakland Raiders squad checked in Thursday for day one of training camp. Players participated in conditioning tests and spoke to the media ahead of Friday’s first team practice. “I’m excited, man. A lot of energy has been boiling...
Via BaySportsNet
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Punter Marquette King and ther Biggest Damn Hula Hoop You've Ever Seen

Training camp is an important part of the process in the NFL. Careers are not necessarily made there, but they can certainly be lost. So if you are lucky enough to be with a team in training camp you better take it seriously; just not too seriously. It is a game after all, and a game is supposed to be fun. You know--something you enjoy.It appears that 'too serious' is something Raiders...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson project not going well with Raiders

There have been very few players in the NFL over the past four years that have been more disappointing than Trent Richardson. The former Alabama star and No. 3 overall draft pick was virtually useless in two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, and he may be heading in that direction with the Oakland Raiders. In...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

One Direction's Harry Styles taunts the Raiders (Video)

Harry Styles of One Direction taunted the Oakland Raiders during Monday night's concert in Kansas City. "'I support the Raiders', said NO ONE EVER!"We can't say for sure if Styles hates the Raiders. More than likely, he was simply pandering to Chiefs fans. That would be consistent with what we saw from One Direction last year, where they showed no shame in pandering to NFL fans...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Raiders CEO: Floyd Kephart does not offer a solution to the problem in Oakland

Former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask went on 95.7 The Game yesterday in order to talk about a number of things football related, including the Raider of course. She discussed her new venture into the land of Twitter, she discussed the Tuck Rule and you know they weren’t going to let her leave without talking about the stadium issue. Before she resigned from the team, Trask was...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Rice: Amari Cooper will be Tim Brown like

What will be the impact of Amari Cooper in his rookie year with the Oakland Raiders?   Amari Cooper is making good first impressions with just about everyone these days with the latest being from two men who are among the greatest receivers to ever play the game one of them just so happens to be a man many proclaim to be the greatest receiver of all-time, Jerry Rice. CSN California...
Via EndZoneScore
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Team Preview: Oakland Raiders

For your fantasy football draft prep and advice, continue to check on this page for updates regarding the Oakland Raiders. Team outlook: Jack Del Rio will remain in the AFC West, but has shifted over to coach the Raiders. Rio’s specialty is defense, so he’s hired Bill Musgrave to handle the offense. Musgrave was the QBs coach in Philadelphia in 2014. His Eagles averaged 29.6...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio: I don’t see why Oakland Raiders won’t win AFC West

  Jack Del Rio is a confident man, a trait befitting of NFL head coaches, but is he blind? Del Rio recently said in a video posted on the Oakland Raiders website, “Goal No. 1 is to win our division, and I don’t see why not.” Well, for starters, the Raiders haven’t won the AFC West since 2002. They’ve hired and fired eight coaches since then, with Del Rio being the ninth...
Via BSN Denver
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio envisions the Oakland Raiders as AFC West champions in 2015

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio always comes across as a no non-sense coach. It worked out for him in Jacksonville as a head coach. Even as a defensive coordinator with the Denver Broncos he found success early and often. The first year Raiders’ coach has a daunting task ahead of him. Resurrecting a franchise that hasn’t made the postseason since the 2002 season when...
Via EndZoneScore
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Why DJ Hayden must have a breakout season

Most of the Oakland Raiders draft picks within the past few years haven’t been able to transition their game from the college scene to the NFL, resulting in Raider ownership turning heads around the league with their poor draft selections. Cornerback D.J. Hayden was looking like one of those picks that the franchise whiffed on, but this is his year, and his final year to prove...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro cheerleaders in CA win labor rights under new law

The state of California took a big step toward improving cheerleaders’ work conditions this week. Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a new law requiring professional sports teams to treat their cheerleaders like employees, meaning they’re entitled to at least minimum wage and compensation for outside appearances and events. In the past, employers often had attempted...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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