Rodney Hudson might be back on the Raiders' shelf this week

Derek Carr might be taking snaps from a Raiders' reserve for another week. Kyle Terada USA TODAY SportsRodney Hudson returned to anchor the Raiders' line in Detroit last weekend.That comeback might be short-lived, though. The star center re-tweaked his ankle in the third quarter of Sunday's road loss and might miss additional time."He tweaked it, I guess you'd say, yesterday and...
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Del Rio's concerns go beyond non-challenge for Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland coach Jack Del Rio defended his decision not to challenge a play that might have helped sustain a drive by the Raiders' sputtering offense in the second quarter of Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions. Of more concern to Del Rio is a three-game losing streak that has dropped his team to 4-6 and taken much of the shine off what began as a promising season...
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Rodney Hudson's injury hasn't hampered the Raiders offense

Tony Bergstrom has done a bang-up job in relief of starting center Rodney Hudson. George Gojkovich Getty ImagesSo far, Tony Bergstrom's impression of Rodney Hudson has been spot on.The veteran backup has been sterling in his duties as Hudson's injury replacement. He hasn't been a blocking liability at all."He did a good job going in," head coach Jack Del Rio told ESPN's Bill Williamson...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Oakland Raiders Have a Shot at the Wild Card?

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) passes against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) After their loss to the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday, the Oakland Raiders have a 4-5 record, and are tied for second place in the AFC West with the Kansas City Chiefs. With half of the season...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ offense must learn how to adapt

The Oakland Raiders offense is a young unit and they faced a Vikings defense that was determined not to give up the big play, setting their safeties back and forcing quarterback Derek Carr to check down and work underneath. “In certain looks and certain situations, they know they can just play a certain way and then you have to take short passes,” quarterback Derek Carr said...
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Raiders remain confident despite back-to-back losses

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have lost back-to-back games, not their confidence. The mood after Sunday's home loss to Minnesota was more of a missed opportunity than a lost season after the 30-14 defeat left Oakland with a losing record and ground to make up in the playoff chase. That followed a last-second 38-35 loss in Pittsburgh as the Raiders (4-5) have dropped...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Raiders plan to activate Nate Allen from IR One of several key free agents signed by the Raiders in the offseason, Allen has not played since injuring the MCL in his right knee during Oakland's season ... Video: Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf clarifies position on Raiders OAKLAND (KRON) — After returning from meetings with the National ... while the city will do everything...
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Raiders plan to activate Nate Allen from IR

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The longest wait of Oakland Raiders safety Nate Allen's career is finally over. Coach Jack Del Rio said Friday that the team plans to activate Allen from the injured reserve list and add him to the 53-man roster in time for Sunday's game against Minnesota. One of several key free agents signed by the Raiders in the offseason, Allen has not played since injuring...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio regrets not being more aggressive against Steelers

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio second-guessed himself after a 38-35 loss to the Steelers on Sunday. Del Rio directed offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave to have second-year quarterback Derek Carr kneel on the ball to take a 21-14 deficit into halftime, instead of giving him the opportunity to drive the offense down the field. "As I sit here today, I kind of kick myself for not...
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Del Rio not concerned with LB Armstrong's police incident

Oakland head coach Jack Del Rio said he is isn't concerned about an incident involving Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong and a police dog prior to last Sunday's road game against Pittsburgh. Multiple media outlets have reported that Armstrong is under investigation by the Alleghany County Sherriff's office for taunting a K-9 officer named "Banditt" outside the Raiders locker room...
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Jack Del Rio wishes he could've changed one call from the Raiders' loss

Jack Del Rio is kicking himself after not sticking to his aggressive mantra Jason Bridge USA TODAY SportsJack Del Rio took the Raiders job and spoke about playoff contention with confidence.That confidence was missing when Del Rio instructed Derek Carr to kneel down to end the first half -- particularly in a game vs. Pittsburgh that could decide playoff seeding."As I sit here today...
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Raiders' expect Latavius Murray (concussion) back for Week 10

Latavius Murray must be progressing well in his work back from a concussion Jason Bridge USA TODAY SportsA concussed Latavius Murray was forced out early against the Pittsburgh Steelers last weekend.But a healthy (or at least, healthier) Murray is gearing up for a Week 10 bout against the Vikings, according to head coach Jack Del Rio."It looks like he (Murray) is going to bounce...
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Jack Del Rio critiques himself after Raiders loss

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY SportsJack Del Rio said Monday that he and the Oakland Raiders need to learn from several mistakes made during Sunday’s a 38-35 loss at Pittsburgh. Del Rio said he regretted a decision to take a knee at the end of the first half despite having three time outs. With the ball at their 20-yard-line with 29 seconds remaining in the first half after Pittsburgh...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Raiders, Rams, Ravens, Seahawks & Texans

Raiders Raiders RB Latavius Murray suffered a concussion on Sunday against the Steelers, but HC Jack Del Rio said it “looks like he is going to bounce back fine.” (Bill Williamson) Del Rio also said S Nate Allen should be ready to play on Sunday. (Bill Williamson) Allen hasn’t played since Week 1 because of a knee injury. Rams Ian Rapoport reports that WR Wes Welker‘s...
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Del Rio: Raiders defense took step back in latest loss

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) After watching Antonio Brown, DeAngelo Williams and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers run through his defense for 597 yards and 38 points, Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is concerned about that unit. After showing signs of improvement in recent weeks and being stout against the run most of the season, the Raiders had no answers against the Steelers when...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio: 'If you put up 35 points, you should win'

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio built his reputation on the defensive side of the ball, and after watching his unit give up 38 points to the Steelers, he said that the offense did their job, while the defense took the day off. "For the most part, if you put up 35 points, you should win," Del Rio said, via InsideTheBayArea.com. "If you win the turnover battle, you win the game...
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Jack Del Rio: Matchup with Pittsburgh has 'playoff-like atmosphere'

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is excited about fcing Pittsburgh on Sunday, a team he had got to know pretty well during his Jacksonville days. It also has playoff implications as a Raiders win would give them a 1 1/2-game lead and the tie-breaker over 4-4 Pittsburgh. “We’ve got a heck of a match-up [against] a good football team, a playoff-like atmosphere,” Del Rio...
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Six Points: Raiders at Steelers

David Carr and the Raiders look to extend their win streak to three games against a Steelers team that has dropped two in a row. Harry How & Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesThe Pittsburgh Steelers hope to end their two-game losing streak this Sunday against the visiting and surging Oakland Raiders. The Raiders (4-3) are playing their best football in years under head coach Jack...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Jack Del Rio comments on Raiders-Pittsburgh Rivalry Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio reflected on his childhood days growing-up a religious Raider fan in the Bay-Area. Among Del Rio's memories, the ... Former Raiders Defensive End Convicted of 3 Murders The former defensive end played for the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders between 1991 and 1997. The defendant sat quietly...
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Raiders HC Jack Del Rio Still Has Issues With Steelers Immaculate Reception

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio may have only been 9 years old when the Immaculate Reception happened in the 1972 AFC Divisional playoff game but he made it clear on Wednesday what he thought about that play as his team prepares to play the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at... The post Raiders HC Jack Del Rio Still Has Issues With Steelers Immaculate Reception appeared first...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

No Longer a Black Hole This week's trendy declaration is that the 4-3 Raiders are for real. ... there's a third and vastly overlooked element to Oakland's offensive success: the depth and ... Raiders rookie WR Cooper off to fast start in NFL ALAMEDA — The decade-long search for a game-breaking wide receiver in Oakland has ended. Rookie Amari Cooper is already poised to...
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Jack Del Rio will not entertain silly Raiders-related overconfidence questions

At 4-3 and mounting a playoff push, Jack Del Rio's team is confident, not cocky. Cary Edmondson USA TODAY SportsJack Del Rio's team would be playoff-bound if the season ended right now.That makes the Raiders a confident bunch, but not overconfident. Their head coach ensures it."These kinds of questions are kind of silly to me," Del Rio told Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune. “Those...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders shaping up to be playoff contenders, would be the AFC’s No. 5 playoff seed if the season ended today

According to Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News, with Sunday’s victory over the Jets, the Oakland Raiders would be the AFC’s No. 5 playoff seed if the season ended today. “Surprisingly, it’s hard to find any major weaknesses with Oakland,” Iyer wrote. “It can win games in a variety of ways and is a lot more disciplined under Jack Del Rio. Those are certainly traits of a...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio considering honoring John Madden on sideline

Growing up as an Oakland Raiders fan, Jack Del Rio fondly remembers John Madden walking the sideline as head coach during the 1970s.Such memories have inspired Del Rio to try and pay tribute to one of his predecessors.Del Rio said he is considering wearing a suit during a future Raiders game to honor Madden, who guided Oakland to a Super Bowl title and 112-39-7 overall record in...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five adjustments by Ken Norton Jr. and Jack Del Rio

The Oakland Raiders started the season giving up 66 points in their first two games. The defense looked like it could end up being among the worst in the league. There was no pass rush, players were missing tackles left and right, corners were getting burned like mad and points were scored at will. Since then, however, the Raiders defense has tightened up and played much better....
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