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

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...
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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

Former Raiders consultant: Rolando McClain had worst atittude of any player he met

Former Oakland Raiders first round draft pick Rolando McClain has retired and come out of retirement more often than JaMarcus Russell goes to McDonalds. Ok, that is literally not possible since McClain would have to retire a couple hundred times a day, but you get my point. After retiring from the Baltimore Ravens twice, his rights were traded to the Dallas Cowboys. In exchange,...
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July 02, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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

Raiders move seven years ago today cannot be repeated

Happy purple drank day everyone! That’s right, seven years ago today, the Oakland Raiders drafted JaMarcus Russell with the number one pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. After an impressive bowl game against Notre Dame and an even more impressive combine and pro day performances, Russell shot up the board and the Raiders chose him over Calvin Johnson. Russell was supposed to be the savior...
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April 28, 2014  |  1 Comment

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

Former Raiders MLB Rolando McClain bombs tryout, shows continued lack of maturity

As the Oakland Raiders rapidly approach the 2014 NFL Draft, one of their former first round busts, linebacker Rolando McClain was in the news this week. The man affectionately referred to as “Slolando” by Raiders fans, was one of the biggest draft busts for the Silver and Black in recent years. His name will go down as one of the three worst picks by the Raiders along with wide...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Johnny Manziel is not a good fit for the Oakland Raiders

Since January 26, 2003, the Oakland Raiders have had 17 starting quarterbacks. Rich Gannon, Rick Mirer, Kerry Collins, Marques Tuiasosopo, Aaron Brooks, Andrew Walter, Josh McCown, Daunte Culpepper, JaMarcus Russell, Bruce Gradkowski, Charlie Frye, Jason Campbell, Kyle Boller, Carson Palmer, Terrelle Pryor, Matt Flynn and Matt McGloin. There has been a lack of stability under center...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mock Drafts: The Unnecessary Evil of Football

The NFL Draft is a month away and we’re going to be peppered with mock drafts for the next month. For the uninitiated, mock drafts are where so-called experts try to project the pick that a team will make at the draft. Frankly, they’re just ludicrous and should go away. We might be able to get a feel for the first three picks of the draft but it’s a total crapshoot after that...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders cannot repeat past draft mistakes at QB and WR

The Oakland Raiders have done a nice job in free agency this year. A shaky start has given way to some promising veteran signings and some stability at positions sorely lacking it. Now the biggest piece of the puzzle lies ahead in the NFL draft and I for one am worried they are set up to repeat past mistakes. As Johnny Manziel meets with the team representatives today I am reminded...
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April 07, 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...
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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
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