After Review: video study of the Raiders’ Defense versus the Dolphins

I was not able to watch the Raiders game live due to a family medical emergency. Instead, watching the All-22 coaches film was my first time seeing this game – both on offense and defense. For my thoughts on the offensive tape, you can click here.   -The defensive tape was harder to watch than the offensive tape. The defense looked as bad as any defense I’ve ever seen, which...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dennis Allen Buys Time as Raiders Show Life

#455871104 / gettyimages.com After a disastrous first two games of the season for the Oakland Raiders, rumors began running rampant that unless there was significant improvement in the next two weeks, head coach Dennis Allen would be fired before the team plane could return from London.  With a bye coming in Week 5, the pressure was on for the Raider coach to get his team to start...
Via TopSportsReport
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Problems on O-Line intensify

C.J. Wilson leveled Tom Brady late in the fourth quarter for the Oakland Raiders’ second sack of the game as the Gillette Stadium crowd let out a loud “Ooh.” Perhaps the more appropriate sound for the day would have been “Ow!” Brady got up. The 37-year-old face of the Patriots did that a lot in yesterday’s 16-9 win, getting pulled up off the turf by a teammate or slowly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson slays bear using only dull rock, brute strength

On Friday evening, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson found a grizzly bear lurking near the woods outside of Seattle. He slayed the feral beast using only a dull rock, his wits and brute strength. Ok not really, but that’s a pretty good metaphor for what happened on the field between the Bears and Seahawks tonight. Seattle played a flawless first half of football and led...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Tarver still has a lot to prove even with a better roster

The Oakland Raiders have added at least five new starters to their defensive roster, six if you include the nickel back position as a starter. Given the number of three wideout sets the Raiders will face against teams like the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos, the nickel back will be on the field more often than not. That means for a third year in a row, the Raiders will be...
Via cover32 - Raiders
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Packers’ Defensive Improvement Needs to Start Up Front

Since winning Super Bowl XLV with the 5th ranked defense in the NFL, the Packer’s defense has been on the decline. In 2011 they had the 32nd ranked defense, the worst in the NFL.  2012 and 2013 were slight improvements, ranking 11th and 26th respectively. So what is the reason for this precipitous decline? Certainly injuries have played a part. Few teams have had as many key injuries...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Annual Checkup: C.J. Wilson

  FOX Sports Wisconsin's Paul Imig gives an in-depth statistical analysis and film study of every Packers player in his annual offseason checkup. Check every weekday through mid-April for his latest report. C.J. Wilson, defensive lineman Season stats: Nine games (127 snaps; 11 percent of total defensive snaps); eight tackles, one tackle for loss, zero sacks, five quarterback...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Preseason Opponents Announced

The Packers 2014 preseason opponents were announced today The NFL announced it’s preseason schedule today, with some exact dates and times still to be finalized. The Green Bay Packers will start off with two road games and finish up with the final two games at home this year. The Packers lead off with a trip to Tennessee to take on the Titans.  In week two, the Packers travel...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders free agents are older, but are proven winners

Despite a slow start to a highly anticipated free agency, Oakland Raiders’ general manager Reggie Mckenzie has definitely picked up steam. The team has signed 12 free agents and re-signed four of their own who were set to hit free agency. Within Raider Nation, Fridays are fast becoming McKenzie’s day of work for that seems to be when all the new signings have occurred. The most...
Via cover32 - Raiders
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: free agency recap week 3

Another week down, and Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie keeps on rolling. While he only signed three players this past week, he continues to show he has an eye for cheap value on the market. This week’s new Raiders are running back Maurice Jones-Drew and defensive lineman C.J Wilson. McKenzie also resigned last years starting defensive tackle, Pat Sims. Jones...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

C.J. Wilson Leaves Packers to Sign with Oakland Raiders

Although the news is not going to qualify as earth shattering to Packer fans, it has been confirmed that that former Green Bay defensive lineman C.J. Wilson has come to terms with Oakland Raiders according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.  Wilson, who was selected in the seventh round by the Packers in the 2010 NFL Draft, earned a spot on the team as a rotational...
Via The Packers Guru
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Sign Former Packers DE C.J. Wilson

The Raiders have announced that they have signed former Packers DE C.J. Wilson. Wilson, 26, was no more than a reserve player for the Packers last season, playing 108 snaps and recording just 5 tackles.  With the Raiders continuing to remake their defensive line, Wilson figures to continue to be a reserve role player behind DE LaMarr Woodley, Justin Tuck, DT/DE Antonio Smith and DT Pat Sims.
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers’ offseason focus: defensive line

The Super Bowl proved once again that defense wins championships, with the Seattle Seahawks dismantling the Denver Broncos’ supposedly all-time great offense. Football is obviously meant to be a physical game, even with all the rule changes softening up the game. Seattle showed that hard-hitting physical football trumps soft, dink and dunk offense. Green Bay’s defense was anything...
Via cover32 - Packers
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Which top free agent defensive lineman is on the Packers wish list?

If there’s a position on this Packer team really feeling the free agency bug it’s the defensive line. With four players becoming unrestricted free agents on March 11, and one already turning down an offer for $8 million a year, the d-line demands attention. B.J. Raji is the one who turned down the money, and hitting free agency with him is Ryan Pickett, C.J. Wilson, and Johnny...
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February 26, 2014  |  1 Comment

Wilson Was Underused

I’m still trying to figure out why defensive lineman C.J. Wilson only got on the field for 108 snaps this season. I know he was bothered by an ankle injury, but the four-year veteran barely played even when healthy. Almost half of his snaps came in back-to-back games against the Giants (22) and Minnesota (27). That means Wilson received only 59 snaps in the other six games. That’s...
Via Packer Update
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Reggie Could Raid Packers

The Raiders ended this season with 4 former Packers on their roster. Don’t be surprised if that number is even higher in 2014. That’s because GM Reggie McKenzie, who worked in the Green Bay front office for 17 years before going to Oakland in 2012, will have $70 million in cap space at his disposal come March and the Packers have 17 players headed to free agency. You do the math...
Via Packer Update
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Inactives: Week 13

Thanksgiving Games: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, TE Brandon Bostick, DL C.J. Wilson, WR Chris Harper, LB Jamari Lattimore, DL Jerel Worthy, DL Nate Palmer Lions CB Chris Houston, OT Corey Hilliard, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, WR Micheal Spurlock, RB Mikel Leshoure, C Rodney Austin The post NFL Inactives: Week 13 appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News & Rumors: Monday 10/28

We’ll have more updates posted throughout the day, so be sure to check back. Bears Rookie LB Khaseem Greene will be asked to replace Lance Briggs while he’s out with an injury. (Brad Biggs) Bears sign QB Jordan Palmer and LB Larry Grant. (Aaron Wilson) Bears released TE Steve Maneri. (Aaron Wilson) Bears re-signed CB C.J. Wilson to their practice squad. (Aaron Wilson) Bears signed...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers' C.J. Wilson disappointed with healthy scratch

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers defensive lineman C.J. Wilson arrived at Lambeau Field on Sunday morning excited for the regular-season home opener. That was until the fourth-year veteran got into the locker room and found out that -- despite having a clean bill of health -- he was not going to be in uniform against Washington. "It was very disappointing," Wilson...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers' C.J. Wilson disappointed with healthy scratch

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers defensive lineman C.J. Wilson arrived at Lambeau Field on Sunday morning excited for the regular-season home opener. That was until the fourth-year veteran got into the locker room and found out that -- despite having a clean bill of health -- he was not going to be in uniform against Washington. "It was very disappointing," Wilson...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Competition Pushes Wilson to Next Level

C.J. Wilson, already a key cog on the Packers' defense, is having the best training camp of his career. Wilson was the team's most productive run-stopping defensive lineman last season and is working to become a more well-rounded player.
Via gnb.scout.com
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Looking Back At The 2010 Draft

Defensive lineman C.J. Wilson was a steal in the seventh round of the draft They (whoever “they” are) say it takes three years to fairly judge an NFL draft. By that way of thinking, it’s now OK to look back and judge the class of 2010. GM Ted Thompson selected seven players that April. Nearly three years later, all seven remain with the Packers – each enjoying varying degrees...
Via Packer Update
February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Defense Gains Without Takeaways

The Packers' defense made leaps-and-bounds improvements after setting records (good and bad) in 2011. They did it even while missing Charles Woodson, Clay Matthews and C.J. Wilson for large chunks of the season.
Via gnb.scout.com
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Scouting: NFC Wildcard Weekend Preview

Despite teams like the Giants or Saints making the playoffs this season with fantastic quarterbacks, it seems the trend in the NFC this year is young quarterbacks and powerful running attacks. The Vikings look to repeat their Week 17 effort to uphend the likely NFC favorite Packers. And the Seahawks travel to Washington in a battle of rookie quarterbacks.   Minnesota...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers' stars will remain out against Lions

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If the Packers are going to stay atop the NFC North, they'll have to defeat the Detroit Lions without several key players.Outside linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring), defensive back Charles Woodson (collarbone), wide receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring), running back James Starks (knee) and defensive end C.J. Wilson (knee) are all officially out for Sunday night...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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