OL coach Mike Tice says unit is 'very impressive,' calls G Gabe Jackson a 'rising star'

Oakland Raiders offensive line coach Mike Tice reunited with Jack Del Rio in 2015, which he previously worked under as an assistant head coach in Jacksonville. Tice is one of the best offensive line coaches in the NFL and he's excited about his first year in the Bay Area. "I'm pretty excited about the group I have to work with," Tice said, via "First of all...
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Oakland Raiders Excited About Improved Offensive Line

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) While much of the offseason buzz surrounding the Oakland Raiders has been about Amari Cooper, Derek Carr and the progress of the team’s young skill players, one unit has continued to show large improvements despite the lack of headlines. No matter how well Carr and company play, the Raiders’ offensive line will prove to be a big part...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders OL coach Tice: Gabe Jackson is a rising star

Mike Tice was astounded at the big guard from Mississippi State when he coached him at the Senior Bowl two years ago.Now, Gabe Jackson is Tice's pupil on the Raiders. And Tice can't believe how far he's come in just one offseason.“I think a guy that’s had the best offseason of everybody, and that’s Gabe Jackson," Tice told the team's official website. I think he’s a rising...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five signs the Raiders are headed in the right direction

Through more than a decade of ineptitude, there have been numerous times that the Oakland Raiders appeared as though they might be turning the corner. But time and time again, just when things started to look like they were going well, reality hit and the Raiders continued with their losing ways. Most recently it was when the Raiders had back to back 8-8 seasons and even flirted...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck on Raiders: 8-8 would be a disappointment

By Vincent Frank It might take a little bit of time for us to get a real understanding of just how much the Oakland Raiders have improved after two consecutive successful drafts. General manager Reggie McKenzie’s rebuilding project isn’t one that employs quick fixes in order to create short-term success. It’s a drawn-out process that the team hopes will make it successful...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders Mailbag: OL OK? Drinking the Kool Aid? adding a CB and more

@Cover32_OAK What do you think of an O-line with: LT: Penn, LG: G. Jackson, C: Hudson, RG: Feliciano and RT: Howard? — StAy in Oakland (@RaiderSparky) May 27, 2015 I like it a lot. I am still very uncertain about John Feliciano. At the time he was drafted I felt like he was a huge reach for the Raiders. Since hearing a little bit about how much Mike Tice likes him, I began to...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Playing True or False for the Oakland Raiders

  This will be the first of a two-part series in which I address bold predictions for the Oakland Raiders 2015 season.  Today the focus will be on the offense.  After adding weapons for Derek Carr in the first three rounds and drafting offensive players with three of their first four picks, the offense is looking up. The draft was just the cherry on top of the offseason after...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders offense is looking to make some noise in 2015

The Oakland Raiders offense has made about as much noise as a whisper the last decade. Get your jokes out now. “Haha haha the Oakland Raiders are terrible! Reggie McKenzie has no idea how to build a team! This team sucks!!” Yes, the Raiders have been basement dwellers in the AFC West, and the NFL, for a decade now. They’ve been the butt-end of jokes for a decade, and deservedly...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders GM doesn’t need wins to save his job

The Oakland Raiders are about to embark on their fourth year in the Reggie McKenzie era and so far, the team has only managed to win 11 games. So it’s no surprise that many believe this year is the year that will decide McKenzie’s future with the franchise. While it’s true that the team McKenzie took over had a lot of work that needed to be done, there is only so long a team...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

How Twitter reacted to the Raiders selecting Jon Feliciano (hint: wasn’t good)

Oakland Raiders give fans a “who?” pick in the fourth round and the reaction on Twitter was less than excited. Mario Edwards Jr. in the top of the 2nd, and now Jon Feliciano in the 4th… — RaiderTruths (@RaiderTruths) May 2, 2015 Dude looks like a security bouncer at a low rate strip club… — Daniel Green (@KnocNightowl951...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 7-Round Mock Draft

  The NFL is less than a week away from the three days of madness known as the NFL draft.  One of the teams with the most to gain is the Oakland Raiders.  GM Reggie McKenzie laid a foundation with his picks in 2014 when he got Khalil Mack and Derek Carr in the first two rounds and added core pieces in Gabe Jackson, Keith McGil and T.J. Carrie. There are plenty of pieces to play...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Options for the Raiders at guard in the NFL Draft

With the NFL Draft right around the corner much of the focus for the Oakland Raiders is on two positions, wide receiver and defensive end. It’s understandable considering the fact that both of those positions are in serious need of an upgrade. But besides those two positions, there is a third position that is equally in desperate need of an upgrade and that’s right guard. The...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Howie Long’s path to the draft

With the 48th pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders selected Howie Long, defensive end out of Villanova. Cue gasps here. Long shared his story about his path to the draft this week. Looking back, he reminisced about the shock from the ESPN analysts after the Raiders selected him and said, “I remember ESPN saying they wasted a draft pick. ‘They could have gotten this...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the middle rounds are so important to the Raiders

With free agency receiving mixed reviews, Reggie McKenzie is looking to the draft again to be the cornerstone of the franchise. Fans seeming gloss over, or stop paying attention at the end of Round 2. Games are won and lost by players in the middle rounds. For a team with a lot of holes to be filled, this is what the Raiders can look to do. Get a Guard: While there is a need on the...
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April 02, 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

Evan Mathis would make the Raiders offensive line elite

The Oakland Raiders have made big upgrades to their offensive line over the past two seasons by adding two young players in the middle with Gabe Jackson and Rodney Hudson. By moving Austin Howard back to right tackle where he belongs, the Raiders have three young players who can anchor the offensive line for years to come. While they don’t have their left tackle of the future identified...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL News and Notes Entering Day 1 of Free Agency

The three-day window for teams to talk with free agents prior to the start of the new league year ends on Tuesday afternoon. It’s been a whirlwind last couple days around the National Football League. With the official start of free agency, we can expect the activity to heat up, especially with teams being able to finalize contracts with free agents. Let’s take a look at what’s...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Players the Raiders need to take a big step forward in 2015

The Oakland Raiders had one of if not the best draft class of anyone in the NFL in 2014. Of their eight picks, only one did not make the roster in Shelby Harris, who spent the season on the practice squad. Two of the picks, Khalil Mack and Derek Carr, were starters from day one. Gabe Jackson eventually became a starter and Justin Ellis and T.J. Carrie also earned significant amounts...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What positions the Raiders should look at in each round of the NFL draft

The Oakland Raiders are a team full of needs, but not all needs are created equally. For example, the Raiders could really use some help at the running back position, but that does not mean they should go out and draft a running back in the first round. With the draft still months away, it is too early in my opinion to guess who will be taken at what spot. It isn’t too early, however...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Stadium bombshell, free agency, NFL Combine news and more

What a week it has been as the Raiders have been conducting player and roster evaluations, getting ready for free agency and scouting prospects at the NFL Combine. To top it all off, a bomb was dropped on Raiders and Chargers fans alike as the story of a possible shared stadium for the two teams in Los Angeles County (Carson, CA) broke late Thursday night. Certainly that will give...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders Stadium: San Diego appears to be giving up while Oakland is still in the fight

The Oakland Raiders may not be the Oakland Raiders for a whole lot longer. With news breaking last night that they and the San Diego Chargers have been working on a joint stadium to be located in Carson, many believe the team could be on their way back to southern California. Everything is still up in the air and there is a lot of work that would need to be done in Carson but it...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

How Terrance Knighton, Gabe Jackson, and Jelly Ellis could hurt the Raiders

First, a personal note: I’ve battle weight issues since 1998. I’ll own it. My father died of esophageal cancer 17 years ago, and I resorted to eating and drinking my way through most of the continental United States, and several foreign countries. Although, it is under control now (thanks to maniacal workouts), I can relate to extra poundage, affected various aspects of my life...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking at starters from 2014 that the Raiders need to try and upgrade

The Oakland Raiders have a number of starters who will not be returning in 2015 and who will need to be replaced. Both starting corners, for example, will be free agents who are unlikely to be brought back. But there are also guys who were starters in 2014 who are expected to come back and who likely expect that they will be starters once again. Some of those guys deserve their starting...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Oakland Raiders

With the NFL season winding down it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 & 7:  Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs Open As Road Favorite Over Raiders On ‘Thursday Night Football’

The Oakland Raiders host the Kansas City Chiefs on “Thursday Night Football,” with Oakland looking for its first win and Kansas City looking to hang steady with Denver in the division race. The Chiefs opened as a six-point favorite, and the line has climbed to a touchdown at several sportsbooks monitored by One sportsbook has gone so far as to boost it to nine...
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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