How Good Can Zach Mettenberger be for the Titans?

Following the 2005 season, the Tennessee Titans allowed their franchise Quarterback, Steve McNair, to leave for Baltimore in Free Agency.  This year marks the ninth season since McNair’s departure and the Titans are still trying to locate a suitable replacement.  Going back to 2005 (McNair’s last season in cornflower blue) the Titans have used ELEVEN different starting quarterbacks...
Via Football Nation
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Five draft picks that are haunting the Raiders

The Raiders just fired the head coach Dennis Allen after another predictable but incredibly disappointing 0-4 start. Like the Jaguars, the Raiders just can’t seem to shake this consistent rut they are in of year to year ineptitude. Since they lost the Super Bowl to Tampa Bay in 2002, the Raiders have not had a single winning season or playoff berth. And based on the way this season...
Via This Given Sunday
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Draft Picks Why the Raiders Won’t Make the Playoffs

The Raiders just fired the head coach Dennis Allen after another predictable but incredibly disappointing 0-4 start. Like the Jaguars, the Raiders just can’t seem to shake this consistent rut they are in of year to year ineptitude. Since they lost the Super Bowl to Tampa Bay in 2002, the Raiders have not had a single winning season or playoff berth. And based on the way this season...
Via Bloguin Best
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

JaMarcus Russell is making Tater Skins for DISH Network

If by chance you’ve been wondering lately what ever happened to former NFL overall #1 draft pick JaMarcus Russell, I have answers for you. Just over a year ago, there were reports that there was a good chance that Russell would be getting a second chance to revitalize his NFL career. That never happened, so Russell has now teamed up with DISH Network to provide his recipe for...
Via No Guts, No Glory
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Is RG3 the biggest draft bust in NFL history?

Nick Wass/APYesterday the Patriots weren't the only team that won in a blowout.Washington easily handled the Jacksonville Jaguars defeating them 41-10, however they did it without their star quarterback Robert Griffin.During the game Griffin dislocated his ankle and Kirk Cousins came in and threw two touchdowns, 250 yards, and had a completion percentage of 66.7%. Not bad for a guy...
Via Patriots Life
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the Oakland Raiders’ search for a franchise quarterback over?

The Oakland Raiders have been struggling since their Super Bowl loss in 2003. They have compiled a record of 53-123 since then, going 4-12 in five of the past eleven seasons. Their biggest problem is a lack of leadership and skill at the quarterback position since their franchise quarterback, Rich Gannon, retired in 2004. Gannon was a back-to-back Pro Bowl MVP and NFL MVP in 2002...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Introducing a Draft Efficiency Grading System

The MethodBefore I unveil the rankings, I do think it's important to provide insight on how the numbers came to be.  The rating is a percentage with each pick theoretically worth one point.  In order for a pick to acheive that point, they have to meet a certain expectation based on the selection point, the first round was divided into three categories; top ten, picks 11-20, picks...
Via Football Nation
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Gabbert-Russell Comparison Shows the Media’s Impact

#95582574 / gettyimages.com When one says biggest draft bust of all time in the NFL one is ready to quickly pronounce JaMarcus Russell and tirade about him, and how terrible he was. We are so quick to use JaMarcus Russell because it seems as though he has become the popular scapegoat; the go to guy in this discussion.  Why do we choose to leave out the newest, most obvious name...
Via TopSportsReport
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Ten NFL Draft Busts Since The 2000′s

The NFL Draft is coming up faster then we know. Every team gets to pick a player out of college and see if he has what it takes to make it in the NFL. Sometimes a team will draft a player who they think is the next big thing, but it doesn’t always work out. This makes that player known as a “bust.” Every team in the National Football League has had one. Some are worse than...
Via Grandstand University
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating quarterbacks for the draft

The NFL Draft continues to inch ever closer, and fans begin to anticipate just how their favorite teams will fare in the league’s offseason event. While the event is undoubtedly one which allows fans a glimpse into the future for various teams, it is important that they maintain a sense of perspective before immediately rushing to conclusions. Too much attention and emphasis...
Via In The Neutral Zone
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 Best Spots for Teddy Bridgewater to Land

Say what you will about the Teddy Bridgewater and his “skinny knees.” There still are plenty of sane analysts who believe he’s the best player available (shout out to you Sports Illustrated). Half the battle for a top quarterback is where he’s drafted. Being in the right situation could be the difference between being Russell Wilson and Jamarcus Russell. Luckily for Teddy...
Via The Cardinal Connect
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest Draft Day Bust: Worst Quarterback

The quarterback, the most valuable player on the roster, having a great one can propel a team towards championship glory whilst a bad one can derail a franchises season before it has begun.The NFL draft, the opportunity to find the next big superstar, the one that takes your team from pretenders to contenders. For some however the pressure of being the franchise quarterback is too...
Via Football Nation
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Raiders Real Buyers for Johnny Manziel?

There are five teams in the top 10 of the NFL Draft that could make a case for taking a quarterback in the first two rounds. The Raiders are one of them.While the team did the right thing and traded for a veteran in the Texans much maligned Matt Shaub, there is still the need by this frnachsie for building the future.JaMarcus Russell wasn't the answer.Matt McGloin, although showed...
Via Football Nation
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: 5 Biggest Draft Day Regrets in Franchise History

If you are looking for a team that just does not get the NFL Draft, look no further than the Oakland Raiders. What in the world was Al Davis thinking all those years, trying to find pieces to the puzzle of the team while stroking his own ego?Don’t get me wrong, there have been some really good draft picks like Don Mosebar, Jim Otto, Marcus Allen and Gene Upshaw. But there are some...
Via Football Nation
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

32 worst quarterbacks of the modern era 3 of 8: AFC West.

Jim Racalto So many sports websites thrive off doing Top 10 lists in various categories. You can really make an entertaining list out of anything these days. So I decided to have a little fun, and do a “worst quarterback” list. I kept the time frame of this list relatively modern (1990-present).  With some divisions losing/adding teams, and teams relocating, I am...
Via Sports-Kings
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Ranking Their No. 1 Draft Picks Since 2000

"Just Win Baby", those were the infamous words that deceased owner Al Davis spoke for many years. Those simple words did not pan out for some of the Raiders' first round draft picks, however. Between the year 2000 and 2013 the Raiders have had a total of 14 first round draft picks, some were busts and others booms. This is a listing of all the first round selections by the Oakland...
Via Football Nation
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Reset 2007: Patriots Take Safety But Not Brandon Meriweather

The Oakland Raiders would love to take a mulligan on the 2007 NFL draft. The Raiders obviously wouldn’t take LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell if they had a second chance at the 2007 No. 1 overall pick. Russell started just 25 games in three seasons before washing out of the league due to drugs and weight issues. The 2007 draft was top heavy, with some of the league’s best players...
Via NESN.com
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Linebacker allegedly cut for pregame marijuana signed by Raiders

                            According to the Raiders Report on twitter (@1RaidersReport) the Oakland Raiders have signed former Houston Texans third-round pick Sam Montgomery.  The linebacker was apparently released by the Texans for smoking marijuana the night before a game. Montgomery denied the accusations. Other accusations include being lazy (which could possibly...
Via In The Neutral Zone
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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