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Raiders players take to Twitter to thank Raider Nation for their support

One of the most magical parts about the Oakland Raiders win on Thursday night was the fan base. After starting the year 0-10, this team seemed destined to be only the second team in NFL history to go 0-16. But despite that fact, Raiders fans continued to show up at games and cheer at any opportunity they had (there have not been many). Last night was a perfect example of that. With...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders mailbag: Bright spot, biggest let down, stupid Greg Olson and more

@RaidersReporter what 1 player has been the biggest let down this year and who do u think has been biggest bright spot? — David Blake (@keymaker77) November 18, 2014 For me it has got to be either LaMarr Woodley or Austin Howard for biggest let down. Woodley did absolutely nothing before getting hurt, but I think most were skeptical about how much he had left anyway. Howard, on...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

How did the Raiders run game go so wrong? Is one player more responsible than others?

The Oakland Raiders have the single worst rushing attack in the entire NFL. Not only that, but it is one of the worst rushing attacks in the history of the league. The Raiders average a pathetic 62.1 yards per game. They are also last in the league in rushing touchdowns with two and last in the league in total yards with 559. Their yards per carry is only slightly better, ranking...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders have one of the best pass blocking offensive lines in the NFL

According to Pro Football Focus, the Oakland Raiders have a top ten pass blocking offensive line. This is somewhat surprising considering the fact that most people looked at the line assembled by general manager Reggie McKenzie and assumed it would be a good road grading line, but might have some issues in pass protection. Oddly enough, the exact opposite has been true through the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders leave for bye after meeting with new coach Sparano

  Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend. The Raiders (0-4) held a team meeting Wednesday, a day after Sparano was hired to finish the season. The players then were given the rest of the week off for their bye as mandated by the collective bargaining agreement...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders leave for bye after meeting with new coach

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend. The Raiders (0-4) held a team meeting Wednesday, a day after Sparano was hired to finish the season. The players then were given the rest of the week off for their bye as mandated by the collective...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders vs. Texans: 5 Things to Watch

The Raiders’ 2014 started out with a fizzle last week in a very winnable match against the New York Jets. While outplayed in some facets of the game, the Raiders had plenty of opportunities to capitalize on. This week, it’s on coach Dennis Allen to get his team mentally ready after a disappointing start so that they can avoid an 0-2 record.It starts with rookie quarterback Derek...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders vs Texans: What to watch

The Raiders looked nothing like the team they want to be when they took the field last Sunday versus the Jets in New Jersey. The team wants to be a power run team but ran for a measly 1.7 yards per carry on only 15 carries. The team wants to boast a strong defense, but they were roasted by the Jets offense to the tune of 402 total yards, 212 of those on the ground. We are only one...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets GIF Dump & Leftover Observations – Week 1

A New York Jets GIF Dump for their 19-14 win over the Oakland Raiders. Want to see a specific play from the game going forward? Tweet it over to @TurnOnTheJets… #Routes Here comes the blitz Run, Geno run (slide, Geno slide) Pretty stuff from Geno to Cumberland (full passing breakdown coming tomorrow) Kraken…fast enough to celebrate at the 35 yard line This is happy Rex...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets push around Raiders in 19-14 victory

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) A little extra motivation for the New York Jets came from one of their former teammates. They heard all about how Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Austin Howard suggested that his new team could push around the Jets' big, bad defensive line. Well, not quite. The Jets held rookie quarterback Derek Carr and the Raiders to 158 yards of total offense...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL QB rankings 1-32 are out: Where’s the Oakland Raiders’ Matt Schaub?

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders offensive lineman Austin Howard may have a future in boxing

The Oakland Raiders got into a couple of practice scuffles with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday as the two teams practiced together in Oxnard California. Twice, the two teams got into spirited fights as the packed crowd of mostly Raiders fans watched with delight. When asked about the incidents, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones downplayed the situation joking that Raiders guard Austin Howard...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Oakland Raiders salvage Reggie McKenzie’s first ever draft pick?

The Oakland Raiders and owner Mark Davis hired Reggie McKenzie to run football operations in Oakland in large part because of his reputation for evaluating talent in the draft. But when McKenzie finally had his chance to run his very own NFL draft room, his first pick was spent on a guy named Tony Bergstrom. Unless you are a die hard Raider fan who follows the team closely, it would...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Team Previews: Oakland Raiders

Key AdditionsQB Matt Schaub, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, WR James Jones, OT Donald Penn, OT Austin Howard, G Keith Boothe, DE Justin Tuck, DE/OLB LaMarr Woodley, CB Carlos Rogers, CB Tarell Brown DE/OLB Khalil Mack (draft), QB Derek Carr (draft), G Gabe Jackson (draft), NT Justin Ellis (draft), CB Keith McGill (draft)Key LossesRB Rashad Jennings, WR Jacoby Ford, OT Jared Veldheer, G Mike...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders camp preview: An offensive line full of new faces is a good thing

Today, we are taking a look at the offensive line and the new faces and potential battles that may take place in training camp. The Oakland Raiders have only picked up three rookies for their offensive line during this offseason, one in the draft and two as undrafted free agents immediately following the draft. Let’s go through and take a look at the faces on the roster, new and...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders strengths, weaknesses and wildcards

The Oakland Raiders will be a completely different team in 2014. In fact, this is the third year of the Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen era and it is the third new iteration of the Raiders roster. With a focus on fixing the salary cap, McKenzie has overhauled the Raiders roster every year, fielding unique teams each season. Now that the cap situation is fixed, the Raiders have what...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Some Comparisons Between the 1980 Oakland Raiders and the 2014 Squad

While watching the 1980 Oakland Raiders edition of America’s Game on NFL Network, I noticed some similarities between that team and the 2014 squad. Not every element is a side-by-side comparison, but there are some uncanny similarities. Until the final 53 man roster is in, it is hard to make specific comparisons, but there are some to be made. Like the 1980 team, not many are giving...
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June 18, 2014  |  1 Comment

Just how good could the Raiders offense be?

Last week I took a position by position look at the Oakland Raiders defense to answer the question of just how good the unit could be. Now it is the offense’s turn. Unfortunately, the prospects for success on the offensive side of the ball are not quite as positive as on defense. The potential for success is there, but there are so many question marks that it is hard to be overly...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Competition Should Be Fierce for Raiders O-line

Michael Macor/The Chronicle Although the Oakland Raiders are coming off of two consecutive 4-12 seasons, there is plenty reason for optimism as the NFL approaches the 2014 season.  That’s because the Raiders had a great offseason in which they added proven veterans with something left in the tank as well as drafted a mix of instant impact players and developmental projects. ...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviewing the Raiders roster: Offensive line

As we continue to look at how the Oakland Raiders roster looks now that they have finished with free agency and the draft, up next is offensive line. If you missed it earlier this week, you can check out the review of quarterbacks and running backs here, and the review of wide receivers and tight ends here. Offensive linemen: projected starters* - Donald Penn(LT) - Gabe Jackson/Kevin...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

One word summary of the Oakland Raiders offseason: Versatility

With the addition of eight players through the NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders brought the total for new players this offseason to 21. When looking at the guys the Raiders have brought in, there are a few different themes that appear. But aside from the fact that there was a clear focus on building through the lines, the biggest and most omnipresent theme was versatility. When looking...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

A deeper look at Raiders pick Gabe Jackson

With the 81st pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the Oakland Raiders selected Mississippi State guard Gabe Jackson. Jackson is a big, smart player. He great size and very long arms. Usually the type of long arms you see on a offensive tackle, not guard. He’s a load to move. He stands 6’3 333 pounds and possesses a tree trunk like lower body. He has a vicious punch and very good balance...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders hope short term rentals pay off long term

The Raiders have been busy this off season. They have the money to spend and have been accumulating talent. Thirteen new faces will be wearing the Silver and Black in 2014 but for how long? Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen both are presumably on the hot seat and have made short term deals with a number of their free agents in order to avoid “dead money” disasters that were seen...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Draft Preview

1. Pick Five Narrowed Down To Two Targets Michael Conroy/Associated Press The Quarterback and Outside Linebacker position were the two most prominent positions that people thought the Raiders would target at pick 5.  This is no longer the case for Oakland. Oakland has two main targets at number five, one of which will likely be available.  First, is Jake Matthews.  With Greg Robinson...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

TOJ Roundtable – New York Jets Roster Building Edition

The Turn On The Jets Roundtable is back to debate issues surrounding the New York Jets. Make sure to give all of the writers a follow on Twitter and if there is a question you want to see us debate, leave it in the comment section! What did you think of the New York Jets approach to free agency in March and what transactions, if any, do you expect in April? Joe Caporoso - The...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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