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Sparano’s confusing use of Raiders wide receiver Brice Butler

In his first game as interim head coach of the Oakland Raiders, Tony Sparano mixed things up at wide receiver. Rather than sticking to the stubborn ways of Dennis Allen, Sparano gave his young and unproven guys a chance to step up and grab the bull by the horns. The result? Rookie quarterback Derek Carr had a career day and the Raiders offense put up twice as many points as they...
Via cover32 - Raiders
2 days ago  |  Discuss

After Review – video study of the Raiders’ offense versus the Chargers

The Raiders’ offense improved dramatically from week 4 to week 6, when rookie QB Derek Carr threw for 4 TDs en route to a late game 31-28 loss at home to the San Diego Chargers. There are a few reasons for Oakland’s improvement that were apparent in the game video, but none more important than the re-emergence of the run game. Here are my thoughts on the Raiders’ offense in...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three key plays from the San Diego Chargers’ Week 6 win you may have missed

The Chargers improved to 5-1 on the season and an overlying theme with the team this year is not only the capability of finishing off games but also doing the little things to win.  Here are three examples of small but yet important plays the Chargers made on Sunday in their 31-28 win in Oakland.  While it is easy to point at the significant plays like Jason Verrett’s interception...
Via cover32 - Chargers
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders finally find formula for success in the passing game

The Oakland Raiders have been throwing the ball a lot all season, but have not found much success. Until week six when Derek Carr had a career day throwing for 282 yards and four touchdowns. In the four games leading up to his breakout performance, Carr only threw four touchdowns combined, meaning he doubled his season touchdown total in one game. So what was the key to the sudden...
Via cover32 - Raiders
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Game within the game: Raiders vs Chargers

The Raiders put up a whale of a fight against the first place San Diego Chargers, but they fell short in a 31-28 losing effort. They were facing a far more talented team and as such, needed to play a perfect game to get the win. There were several penalties and dropped passes by Raiders receivers, but in the end they nearly pulled it off. It took a heck of an effort by Chargers CB...
Via cover32 - Raiders
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Battle All Day But Lose To Chargers 31-28

In the first game of the Tony Sparano era with the Oakland Raiders, the team lost a heart breaker with a last minute interception by Chargers CB Jason Verrett deep in San Diego territory. “We didn’t walk into this place here today in front of our fans here to play a good game, play a competitive game, do any of those things; we came here to win a football game today. In our league...
Via BaySportsNet
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oakland Raiders are fighting tooth-and-nail for an upset against the San Diego Chargers

Whoever picked against the Oakland Raiders must be nervous. The Raiders are currently tied with the San Diego Chargers 21-21 with 11-minutes left in the fourth quarter. This is the most points (21) the Raiders have scored all season. There's still 7 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 12, 2014 Derek Carr had a nice toss to Brice Butler for a...
Via cover32 - Raiders
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The five stages of grief for a Raiders fan

The five stages of grief are denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance.  I think it’s safe to say that after a horrendous beat down in week four, Raider Nation is on stage four: depression.  The Oakland Raiders are now heading into their bye week with a record of 0-4.  The only other team in the league with an 0-4 record is the Jacksonville...
Via cover32 - Raiders
23 days ago  |  Discuss

3 preseason standouts who will do nothing this year

For football fans, every day is a good day for an overreaction. The NFL is structured in such a way that it encourages screams of either joy or agony over a small sample size. A game is played, and then there’s a full week for analysis and scrutiny. There’s nothing wrong with that, and it’s what keeps guys like me in business. But during the month of August, often that instant...
Via Bloguin Best
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

3 preseason standouts who will do nothing this year

For football fans, every day is a good day for an overreaction. The NFL is structured in such a way that it encourages screams of either joy or agony over a small sample size. A game is played, and then there’s a full week for analysis and scrutiny. There’s nothing wrong with that, and it’s what keeps guys like me in business. But during the month of August, often that instant...
Via This Given Sunday
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

What was good and bad about QB Matt McGloin’s 4th quarter preseason comebacks?

In each of the Raiders first 2 preseason games, third string QB Matt McGloin has led 4th quarter comebacks. Against the Vikings, he fell just short when his Hail Mary pass fell to the ground. Against the Lions, he was successful when his 19 yard TD pass was caught by WR Brice Butler. Of course, anytime your team gets a game winning drive from a back-up QB, it is a good thing. We...
Via cover32 - Raiders
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions fall to Raiders but win where it matters

The Detroit Lions' starters did their job, but the reserves couldn't hang on at the end. That's preseason football. The Lions lost 27-26 Friday night, when the Oakland Raiders scored with six seconds remaining on a 19-yard pass from third-string quarterback Matt McGloin to receiver Brice Butler. The Raiders trailed by 13 points late in the third quarter at the O.co Coliseum...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders rally past Lions 27-26

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Matthew Stafford threw touchdown passes on his first two drives for Detroit before Matt McGloin threw a 19-yard TD pass to Brice Butler with 6 seconds to go to give the Oakland Raiders a 27-26 victory over the Lions in an exhibition game Friday night. McGloin came in after backup Derek Carr left with injured ribs earlier in the fourth quarter and led the game...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Brice Butler working hard to better his craft

The Oakland Raiders selected wide receiver Brice Butler in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, looking for a playmaker and some extra depth in their receiving game.
Via oak.scout.com
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders camp preview: Raiders need someone to step up at wide receiver

For the last couple of seasons, the Raiders receiving corps has been working with no clear leader on roster. Good plays were made by a lot of the veterans who are still on roster, but there was just not enough consistency to name a lead receiver. The Oakland Raiders currently have 11 wide receivers on the roster. Raiders veterans Brice Butler, Juron Criner, Andre Holmes, Greg Jenkins...
Via cover32 - Raiders
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders still disrespected by mass media, 32nd in ESPN future power ranking

Let’s face facts, the Oakland Raiders were the laughing stock of the NFL for YEARS and just when it looked like things were getting better with back to back 8-8 seasons, it all came crashing down again. General manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen ran the team with huge disadvantages the past two seasons but are finally free of those for 2014. As a result, they went...
Via cover32 - Raiders
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting to know Oakland Raiders wide receiver Brice Butler

Wide receiver Brice Butler joined the Oakland Raiders when they drafted him in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was drafted out of San Diego State University where he’d transferred to for his senior year. Butler was able to start playing immediately rather than redshirting at SDSU as he’d already earned his Bachelor’s degree from University of Southern California...
Via cover32 - Raiders
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Sign WR David Gilreath

  The Oakland Raiders have signed former Steelers WR David Gilreath, according to his agent Sean Stellato. Gilreath, 25, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin back in 2011, but he lasted just a few months with the team before he was ultimately waived.  The Steelers would later sign him to their practice squad in 2012. Gilreath would later be promoted...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Unlikely To Keep More Than Five Receivers On Final Roster?

Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area believes that the Raiders will only keep five receivers on the final 53-man roster, with a potential of six as a special teams player. This is particularly notable because beyond free agent signing WR James Jones, there is no clear pecking order for the receivers on the depth chart.  Currently the Raiders have WR Rod Streater, Denarius Moore, Andre Holmes...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Raider Review: A look back at the 2013 draft class

The 2013 NFL draft was Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie’s second draft as the guy making the calls but his first draft with picks in the first two rounds, where the best players are taken. Unfortunately for him, neither of the guys taken in those two rounds would have much of an impact on the team in their rookie years. Fortunately for him, he was able to land a...
Via cover32 - Raiders
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Juron Criner active for Raiders vs. Eagles

Second-year wide receiver Juron Criner is active for the first time this season for the Oakland Raiders when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles. Criner had been a healthy scratch the first seven games before being activated Sunday ahead of Andre Holmes and Brice Butler. Among the other inactives for Oakland are injured offensive linemen Tony Pashos and Andre Gurode. Rookie offensive...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders hope receivers improve

Some fans and critics thought Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson was too conservative in the second half of Sunday's 21-18 win over the Steelers. Well, Olson said Wednesday he wished he'd run the ball even more. "We really wanted to gut them rushing the football," said Olson, who called runs on 15 of 23 plays in the second half - for 15 yards. Oakland (3...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Analyzing Terrelle Pryor Going Into Week One

On Wednesday evening, Mike Silver of NFL Network reported that “there’s a lot of skepticism” in regards to Terrelle Pryor opening the season as the Oakland Raiders’ starter, and that some people in the Raiders’ organization believe undrafted rookie QB Matt McGloin gives the Raiders a better chance to win. And despite Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle gaining insight...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Terrelle Pryor Getting Reps With Raiders First Team

Maybe I was wrong about TP2. The Raiders haven’t announced who their starting quarterback will be when the team takes the field in Indianapolis on Sunday, but if going first in offensive drills is any indication, Terrelle Pryor may have proven me wrong, and won the job. Brice Butler, Sio Moore both practicing. Pryor with first group to open drills. OT Tony Pashos No. 79 — Jerry...
Via Thacover2
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Terrelle Pryor Getting Reps With Raiders First Team

Maybe I was wrong about TP2. The Raiders haven’t announced who their starting quarterback will be when the team takes the field in Indianapolis on Sunday, but if going first in offensive drills is any indication, Terrelle Pryor may have proven me wrong, and won the job. Brice Butler, Sio Moore both practicing. Pryor with first group to open drills. OT Tony Pashos No. 79 — Jerry...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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