Raiders vow to move on from last minute loss to Chicago

The Oakland Raiders have hit their first major hurdle of the Jack Del Rio era after a heartbreaking loss in the final minutes to Chicago on Sunday. However, if this team is going to be different from the decade plus number of Raiders teams that have gone in the tank early in the year, picking up and moving on is the answer. “You’re just not going to win every close game, that’s...
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Concerns about the Oakland Raiders 53 man roster

Quarterbacks: Matt McGloin is the backup. I’ve bagged on him, because irrational fans calling for him to start. Yet, he outplayed Christian Ponder, and earned the backup slot with moxie and hard work. He’s chased out former Pro Bowlers, number one picks, and Terrelle Pryor. While he’ll never be a prime starter, you have to applaud the hustle. If Carr gets injured, can McGloin...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders offensive line issues could spell disaster for team

Promising as the youthful Oakland Raiders may be in 2015, they still have plenty of issues. Among them are a terrifying lack of depth, inexperience and even questionable starters at a few key positions. All three of those things hold true about an offensive line that is vital for the Raiders offensive turnaround. If things don’t change very soon , it could spell doom for a hopeful...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Oakland Raiders to watch versus the Seattle Seahawks

The Oakland Raiders face the Seattle Seahawks in the final preseason Thursday Night Football broadcast as Oakland travels to Seattle. The Raiders are coming into their second-consecutive national televised game, after playing the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday Night Football. Do not expect the starters to play a lot, because they just played in a 30-23 loss on Aug. 31. Nonetheless...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Who should start at right tackle for the Oakland Raiders?

With the final preseason game of the year happening tonight, there is one major question left to be answered for the Oakland Raiders: Who should start at right tackle? The answer to that question was easy this time last week, Menelik Watson was having a solid preseason and was the obvious choice to be a starter. Unfortunately, Watson tore his Achilles in the second to last preseason...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders to go with Howard at right tackle

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) With less than two weeks before the Oakland Raiders' season-opener, Austin Howard doesn't have much time to ease into his role as the team's starting right tackle. The job became Howard's when Menelik Watson suffered a season-ending ruptured Achilles tendon injury in Saturday's preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Howard worked with Oakland's starters in...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders’ “final” roster prediction 2.0

With the Raiders’ third preseason game in the books and cuts starting to come in, here are my updated predictions for each position:   Quarterback (3): Derek Carr Matt McGloin Christian Ponder Details: No change to this area. These three are now the only QBs on the roster and it’s highly likely the team carries all three into the regular season. I would like to see McGloin...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Khalil Mack leads way as Raiders' defense shines against Cardinals OAKLAND -- The Oakland Raiders' first-unit defense had itself a nice night. ... Here are some quick thoughts on the Raiders' 30-23 loss to the ... Raiders lose Menelik Watson to ruptured Achilles tendon Raiders starting right tackle Menelik Watson suffered a serious injury in ... in the Raiders' lineup on Sunday...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Five key stats from Pro Football Focus’ review of the Raiders vs. Vikings game

Every week we will be taking a look at what Pro Football Focus has to say about the Oakland Raiders. While PFF is far from the be all, end all to NFL statistics, it does provide interesting fodder for conversation. Here are five stats from this past weekend’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. Best Starter on Offense: Menelik Watson Defense: Dan Williams  Menelik Watson...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Raiders to watch closely in preseason game number two

With jobs and playing time on the line, here are five players on the Oakland Raiders you should pay close attention to in the second preseason game. Menelik Watson The third year tackle started in the first preseason game over Austin Howard and did fairly well. He has not earned the starting job yet but if he continues to improve he could win that role while also being a pretty good...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders Answering Top Training Camp Questions

View image | Now that the NFL has gone through the first week of preseason action and every team has been in training camp for about two weeks we can start to see some trends that will answer the questions we were asking before players reported to their respective camps.  The Oakland Raiders had a fair amount of questions that needed to be answered and we are...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Offensive Line Preview

In the NFL there is often too much credit given to the skill players and never enough given to those in the trenches. The skill guys make all the spectacular plays that end up on the SportsCenter top ten list, but they would not be what they are if the guys up front weren’t protecting. So for the Oakland Raiders, if they want to see Derek Carr push the ball down field or see Latavius...
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Three injury prone players the Oakland Raiders need to stay healthy

One of the biggest problems the Oakland Raiders have faced in recent years was the constant plague of injuries to the team. We all know it’s football and people get hurt, not team in the NFL is insulated from that fact. But for whatever reason, the Raiders just seemed to suffer injuries at a much higher clip. One of the biggest things that needs to happen in order for the Raiders...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Raiders A No-Show, Chargers Attend Carson NFL Stadium Meeting CARSON ( — Representatives from San Diego and the Oakland Raiders were expected to attend a town-hall meeting in Carson on ... Raiders position battle: Menelik Watson vs Austin Howard The right tackle position this offseason has gone from one that looked to be Austin Howard's to lose, to one that he...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Luck has some choice explicit words for a New York Jets fan

Andrew Luck is becoming the new face of the NFL. In only his third year in the league he lead it with 40 touchdown passes. He is a quiet, laid back guy that loves the small town of Indianapolis. The media here is nothing like, lets say the big apple. And according to an article by The New York Post, Luck would never want to live there and play for the Jets. According to a witness...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Howard may not be a good fit for the Oakland Raiders anymore

The Oakland Raiders moved Austin Howard from right guard, where he played in 2014, to right tackle, where he played his entire NFL career before coming to the Raiders in 2014. The expectation was that Howard would be much better at tackle where he was impressive with the Jets than at guard where he was borderline pathetic with the Raiders. But now that the team has finished up their...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Already bad signs for Raiders fourth round pick Jon Feliciano?

The Oakland Raiders made a few of moves this offseason to upgrade their offensive line. First, they moved Austin Howard from right guard back to right tackle, the only position he had previously played in the NFL. Howard has always been seen as a solid right tackle so assuming he can get back to that form, this move would clearly be an upgrade. Next, they allowed center Stefen Wisniewski...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Will Finish With the Better Record in 2015: the San Francisco 49ers or the Oakland Raiders?

Austin Howard #77 of the Oakland Raiders and Aaron Lynch #59 of the San Francisco 49ers engage in a minor scuffle in the first quarter at Coliseum on December 7, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Mandatory Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) It’s the beginning of a new era on both sides of the bay in Northern California, as the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers are...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Corps Players: Offensive Line

This is the third 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.   Today’s Corps Players examines the Raiders offensive line personnel changes and how I project the offensive line to look. The only real loss for the Raiders’...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Key offseason position battles for the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have more than 20 new players in the mix for spots on the team this spring and many of those players will be competing for starting gigs with the Silver and Black. Though there will be offseason workouts before then, the real competition will not start until training camp in July when the coaches and players start having full padded practices. That being said...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Raiders Veterans Most Affected By the Draft

1. Derek Carr View image | Most of the people on these lists have been affected in a negative way.  Carr, on the other hand, has been affected in an incredibly positive way. Last season, Derek Carr’s number one receiver was James Jones.  James Jones is no longer on the Raiders roster.  These previous two statements are indicative of how poor the weapons...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Should the Raiders Target in Round Two?

La’el Collins View image | I don’t know how much homework the Raiders have done on the ongoing investigation, which Collins seems to be involved in.  But, if he’s truly not a suspect and the Raiders have knowledge of that, they could end up getting a steal in round two.  Austin Howard can’t be trusted for another year, so picking Collins would help...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 4-Round Mock Draft

Round One – Leonard Williams, DT, USC View image | I’m super excited when I see that Leonard Williams is still available at 4.  I anxiously waited to see who would go ahead of four.  While the need at defensive tackle isn’t huge, the Raiders could really benefit from an increase in production from their defensive line and from their pass rush.  I...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders Will Take Remaining Needs to the Draft

View image | After the Oakland Raiders led the NFL with 10 free agent additions it appears that the Silver and Black have decided to call it a day on the signing period and they will wait until the draft to address their remaining needs.  They have signed a group of players 28 years old or younger that will take care of imminent needs at linebacker, defensive...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Positional Needs the Raiders Could Address in Round One

Wide Receiver  View image | During this offseason, the Raiders set a priority on adding a top flight wide receiver for the young Derek Carr to throw to next season.  We saw this to be true as the team offered contracts to a multitude of wide receivers.  Unfortunately, they failed to add a top flight wide receiver during the offseason, and they’re stuck...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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