Five Raiders who could be game changers if they break out

One of the biggest problems for the Oakland Raiders in recent years is the fact that they have had no game changers. No stars that can take a game over. They tried to land such players but poor success in the draft with guys like Darren McFadden, Darrius Heyward-Bey and JaMarcus Russell, the team continued to lack any player with potential to be a stud. Of the many things that the...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

10 schools that dominate the NBA and NFL drafts

Last Friday, the NBA inducted what could’ve been one of the most talented NBA draft class pools since 1984 and 1996. Of course, all incoming rookies for the 2015-16 season have yet to step foot on a professional court – including the fashion gala featuring Jahlil Okafor and D’Angelo Russell. While the NBA celebrated its first draft year in 1947, it wouldn’t be nearly three...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Playoff Drought: Oakland Raiders bright future should help soothe bleak present

For the first time in many years, the Raiders seem to be on the right track. It has been a long ten years in Oakland since their trip to the 2003 Super Bowl. Poor draft picks such as: Jamarcus Russell, Robert Gallery and Darrius Heyward Bey set the franchise back many years. The last two seasons however; the team seems to have drafted wisely. Khalil Mack started every game at linebacker...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 NFL Offensive and Defensive rookies in 2015

With the 2015 NFL draft behind us, let’s take a look at the top 5 NFL offensive and defensive rookies in 2015. As we all know making it in the NFL is as difficult as it gets and standing out as a rookie brings forth high expectations in a short amount of time. With their being over 250 rookies in a draft class, plus those that go undrafted but are signed as undrafted rookies...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

JaMarcus Russell heads list of draft busts this century

No NFL team wants to draft another JaMarcus Russell. His size, skill and natural talent made the former LSU quarterback an easy choice for the No. 1 overall pick by the Oakland Raiders in 2007. But Russell flopped. He lasted only three seasons in Oakland, started 25 games and collected $36.4 million of the six-year, $68 million contract he signed. Russell became the impetus for owners...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders big board

We’re only three days away from the 2015 NFL Draft. As we near the draft, every prospects projection is pretty much cemented in by now. The Oakland Raiders own seven of the two hundred-fifty six draft picks, which includes the fourth overall pick. The Raiders are in a great position to grab a franchise changing talent. And not in the way that JaMarcus Russell  will change the...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

LSU's best quarterbacks under Les Miles taken in the NFL draft

Probably the weakest of all positions that LSU has contributed to the NFL under Les Miles, Miles had have had just three quarterbacks drafted including a No. 1 overall pick that was a huge bust. In its history, LSU has had 13 quarterbacks drafted by the NFL, including first-round picks Y.A. Tittle (1948), Bert Jones (1973) and JaMarcus Russell (2007). Tittle and Jones went to have...
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April 27, 2015

Jameis Winston the next JaMarcus Russell? 'Off base,' former GM says in report

Russell widely is regarded as the biggest bust in NFL Draft history after the Oakland Raiders selected him first overall out of LSU in 2007.
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April 25, 2015

Is Jameis Winston a newer version of JaMarcus Russell?

As if there wasn’t enough scrutiny of Jameis Winston as the first overall pick in the NFL Draft, now there is a story out on NFL.com that compares the FSU quarterback to another signal caller of proportional size. And the comparison is not a favorable one. Mike Huguenin, College Football 24/7 writer for NFL.com, has written a story that, “At least two NFL personnel executives...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL exec compares Jameis Winston to JaMarcus Russell

Jameis Winston arguably is one of the most heavily scrutinized football players in the history of the NFL Draft and an unnamed league personnel personnel executive made one of the most unflattering comparisons that can be made when predicting the career prospects of a future NFL quarterback. The longtime executive in personnel, per a Milwaukee...Read More The post Unnamed NFL executive...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Unnamed NFL exec: 'With Jameis Winston I see JaMarcus Russell'

With less than a week to go before Roger Goodell announces the first pick in the NFL Draft, the rumor mill is working overtime. And most of the chatter revolves around what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will do with the No. 1 pick. Most believe the Bucs will go with quarterback Jameis Winston, whose character issues have been well chronicled. But one unnamed personnel executive told the...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Jameis Winston the next JaMarcus or Cam?

With the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been on the clock since January. Now the anticipation is about to make way for the real decisions to be made as the draft starts a week from today. Throughout the majority of the offseason it has been widely assumed that Tampa Bay will draft former Florida State Seminole quarterback Jameis Winston number...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Oakland Raiders should be hesitant about pro days

As the draft steadily approaches, teams are just about finished with their pro day scouting of players. For those who don’t know, pro days are scheduled workouts set for the players at their universities where they are able to give scouts another chance to see them perform many of the same drills from the NFL combine. The idea is that players are more comfortable at their school...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back at Some Vikings First-Round Busts

The NFL Draft is now less than two months away. It is an exciting time for fans and also very mysterious because you just don’t always know what you will be getting. We have seen many first-round busts like Ryan Leaf, Lawrence Phillips, Jamarcus Russell and others. We have also seen many late-round steals like Cris Carter, Joe Montana, Tom Brady, etc. Here is a look back at the...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Rewind: Ranking The Best No. 1 Picks In Draft History

The Tampa Bya Bucanneers hope to find a franchise altering player when they make the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Various teams before them have been tasked with making the right choice at No. 1. Some of those teams, such as the Oakland Raiders when they selected JaMarcus Russell in 2007 or the Cincinnati Bengals when they took running back Ki-Jana Carter in 1995. Others have...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Millen shares priceless JaMarcus Russell story

JaMarcus Russell has gone down as one of the biggest busts in NFL history, and stories like this really help explain why. Former Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen joined “The Afternoon Delight with John Lund & Greg Papa” on 95.7 The Game Friday to talk about some of the current draft prospects. During the conversation,...Read More
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Biggest Draft Day Regret In Franchise History

It’s hard to argue that all he Oakland Raiders have ever wanted to do was work on the vertical passing game.It’s also hard to argue that history has shown the right choices to make that a reality have been few and far between. Derek Carr is in the driver’s seat right now and shows signs of being the best passer this team has had since the days of Rich Gannon. But wins and losses...
Via Football Nation
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Season Review: Quarterbacks

Derek Carr View image | gettyimages.com 2014 Review: Derek Carr exceeded many expectations this season.  Statistically, he wasn’t all that exciting, as his numbers didn’t suggest extravagant play.  However, many who got the chance to watch Carr saw him as a key developmental piece for Oakland’s future.  Since the failure of JaMarcus Russell, it has been reasonable...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Once a Raider, always a Raider, unless you’re a true Raider like Darren McFadden

The Oakland Raiders are a truly unique NFL franchise. They have one of the most die hard fan bases that stretches across not only the United States, but the world. In my travels through Europe, Mexico, Canada and the United States, there has not been one time when I did not encounter a Raiders fan. It’s almost like a cult or a gang, once you are a member of the Raiders, you are...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders are rebuilding at the perfect time to get a good head coach and players they need

The Oakland Raiders seem to be bad at the worst times. When guys like Andrew Luck were available, the Raiders didn’t even have a pick in the first two rounds of the draft. When they hired Dennis Allen, there really were not many other big head coaching names available, and those that were available were not interested in coaching the Raiders. The last time the Raiders did have...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Oakland Raiders the most dysfunctional team in football?

The Arizona Cardinals take on the Oakland Raiders this week at O.co Coliseum in the Bay Area. This game sets up to be a classic trap game for the 4-1 Cardinals against the 0-5 Raiders. The Raiders haven’t won a game since a 28-23 win over Houston on November 17 of last season. That was a win over a Texans team that was in the throes of losing 14 straight games en route to the number...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tosh.O rips former Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin a new one on his show

Anyone who follows me knows I am not a very big fan of former Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin. I know that he was not entirely to blame for what happened during his tenure, after all, as everyone knows, he wanted to draft Calvin Johnson rather than JaMarcus Russell. Clearly he was right about that. But since then, he has shown himself to be a rather less than stellar human...
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October 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...
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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...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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