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Raiders vs. Texans: 5 Things to Watch

The Raiders’ 2014 started out with a fizzle last week in a very winnable match against the New York Jets. While outplayed in some facets of the game, the Raiders had plenty of opportunities to capitalize on. This week, it’s on coach Dennis Allen to get his team mentally ready after a disappointing start so that they can avoid an 0-2 record.It starts with rookie quarterback Derek...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders vs Texans: What to watch

The Raiders looked nothing like the team they want to be when they took the field last Sunday versus the Jets in New Jersey. The team wants to be a power run team but ran for a measly 1.7 yards per carry on only 15 carries. The team wants to boast a strong defense, but they were roasted by the Jets offense to the tune of 402 total yards, 212 of those on the ground. We are only one...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr named a top-5 hero in NFL from last week

Most people consider the final preseason game as a throwaway; regular starters don’t play, so it’s reserved mostly for guys who will be selling insurance three days later. But that notion, while grounded in some element of truth, isn’t 100 percent accurate. In fact, some on the bubble were able to play their way onto (and off of) rosters last week. Who fell into each category...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders on the move upward in Week 1 Power Rankings

It’s here. The 2014 NFL season has finally arrived. After a seven-month hiatus, pro football is back! Heading into the new campaign, the league is filled with contenders and pretenders, teams that have a shot of winning a title and franchises that are only fooling themselves if they believe there’s a chance. The offseason, training camp and preseason went a long way toward showing...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Khalif Barnes starting at right tackle is good and bad for the Raiders

Khalif Barnes is like the mosquito buzzing in your ear that you just can’t seem to kill. No matter how many times you think you’ve got the little blood sucker, it’s only a matter of time before you hear that buzzing again. At this point, there might be a bigger chance of Darren McFadden’s injury bug going away than Khalif Barnes. Barnes spent training camp an most of the...
Via cover32 - Raiders
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders benched Menelik Watson

Raiders head coach Dennis Allen confirmed on Monday that offensive lineman Menelik Watson has lost his starting spot. Allen also confirmed that Khalif Barnes has moved ahead of Menelik Watson at right tackle; rookie Gabe Jackson starting at left guard — Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) September 2, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME...
Via Pro Football Zone
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways: Thoughts on the Raiders 41-31 victory over the Seahawks

Carr is not the Raiders QB of the future: He is not because saying that he is the QB of the future implies that he is not the QB of the present and after Thursday’s performance, he is clearly the best quarterback on the Raiders roster. Carr was an extremely impressive 11 for 13 for 143 yards and 3 TDs in the game. Yes, this was a preseason game and yes, the Seahawks did not have...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will be the Starters for the Raiders?

Before the NFL kicks-off for real in September with regular season games, we have now seen two weeks of preseason action for the Oakland Raiders.  There was a wave of mock depth charts that came out predicting who the starters would be for the silver and black.  For the most part, things are going as expected, with the exception of injuries, but there have been some notable changes...
Via TopSportsReport
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 53-Man Roster Prediction

Quarterbacks (3): Matt Schaub, Derek Carr, Matt McGloin Backs (5-6): Maurice Jones-Drew, Darren McFadden, Latavius Murray, FB Jamize Olawale, Jeremy Stewart, FB Marcel Reece* Wide Receivers (6): Rod Streater, James Jones, Denarius Moore, Andre Holmes, Greg Little, Brice Butler Tight Ends (2-3): MTE Mychal Rivera, BTE Brian Leonhardt, BTE David Ausberry* Offensive Line (8): LT Donald...
Via Raiders Blog
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Donald Penn easing fears about the OT position as the OL struggles

The Oakland Raiders spent considerable time and money upgrading their offensive line during the offseason. Bringing in three new starters and a new key reserve, the hope was that they could take a group that has been a weak link for a decade and finally make it a strength. Unfortunately, the offensive line has not looked very good in the preseason and was especially bad against the...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviewing the Raiders roster: Offensive line

As we continue to look at how the Oakland Raiders roster looks now that they have finished with free agency and the draft, up next is offensive line. If you missed it earlier this week, you can check out the review of quarterbacks and running backs here, and the review of wide receivers and tight ends here. Offensive linemen: projected starters* - Donald Penn(LT) - Gabe Jackson/Kevin...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders projected starting offense

  In the third year of a full-scale rebuild, the Oakland Raiders finally got the cap space and decent amount of draft picks to seriously move forward. There are only ten players on the roster that were part of the team in 2011, with only four of them (Khalif Barnes, Denarius Moore, Stefen Wisniewski, and Marcel Reece) expected to be starters in 2014. Their starting offense has been...
Via isportsweb.com
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviewing Raiders revamped offensive line

The Oakland Raiders played with maybe the most rag-tag group of offensive lineman ever in 2013. Needless to say major upgrades were needed. With the largest cap space in the NFL Reggie McKenzie had money to spend and has done well after two big hits early. The Raiders have refused to hand out any large deals this off-season and Jared Veldheer, although very reliable was a casualty...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has a good plan

Reggie Mckenzie’s has not only put his free agency plan into action, he’s put it into full throttle. Since the start of free agency, Mckenzie has signed eight players from outside the organization. The Raiders have also resigned five of their own free agents. Those players consist of 16 year vet Charles Woodson, running back Darren McFadden, offensive lineman Khalif Barnes, free...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders free agent preview: Needs and desires

With NFL Free Agency beginning tomorrow, here is one last look at the Oakland Raiders before the madness begins. The Raiders are coming off of back to back 4-12 seasons under new general manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen. A big part of the reason behind the two bad years is that McKenzie tore things down in order to fix a terrible cap situation. Now that the Raiders...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lack of Oakland Raiders re-signings may not be McKenzie’s fault

The Oakland Raiders have no re-signed any of their top free agents yet. This morning at noon eastern time, the legal tampering period began where teams are allowed to begin discussing contracts with potential free agents. Those players can then be signed on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. EST. But as free agency hits, the Raiders have only re-signed Khalif Barnes, extended Taiwan Jones and...
Via cover32 - Raiders
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders have good options at guard in deep draft

The Oakland Raiders will need to do a lot of work on their offensive line. Probably their worst unit on offense or defense last season, the Raiders offensive line was comprised of street free agents and undrafted free agents. Injuries plagued the unit and prevented and hope of having a successful season. In order to avoid another disaster like the 2013 season, the Raiders will need...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Re-visiting the Raiders offensive line post Khalif Barnes signing

The Oakland Raiders resigned the veteran offensive tackle/guard Khalif Barnes last week as they begin to rebuild last years shaky front line. The Raiders have many more questions at offensive line as they move forward but bringing back Barnes is a step in the right direction. Barnes is entering his sixth season as a Raider and by all accounts is a great leader in the locker room...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lineman Khalif Barnes re-signs with Raiders

The Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday afternoon, giving him a one-year contract for the sixth straight season. Barnes, 31, moved from right tackle to left tackle last season when Jared Veldheer tore his triceps. Barnes didn't embarrass himself at that demanding spot and then moved to left guard when Veldheer returned in Week 12. Barnes started all 16...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders re-sign versatile lineman Khalif Barnes

The Raiders resigned offensive lineman Khalif Barnes yesterday, the team announced. Barnes, who has been with Raiders the last five seasons, said that he re-signed with the team, in part, because he has unfinished business in Oakland. Barnes told the Raiders in-house media, ““I’m so excited to be back. I’m going on my sixth year here, and we’ve had some ups and...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders re-sign Khalif Barnes

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Per source: #Raiders re-sign Khalif Barnes, official announcement expected soon. — Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithCSN) February 28, 2014 Barnes signing has since been made official. He played several positions along the offensive line last season for the Raiders. Now Raiders fans are hoping...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Re-Sign OL Khalif Barnes

Update: The Oakland Raiders have re-signed G/T Khalif Barnes: http://t.co/IwCOWoR7Cp pic.twitter.com/sXuzpmrSDd — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) February 28, 2014   ——— Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area reports that the Oakland Raiders have re-signed OL Khalif Barnes. Smith adds that the deal is expected to officially be announced some time soon. Barnes, 31, signed a one-year...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders offseason position review: offensive line

Oakland Raiders offseason position review: offensive line1,034. Khalif Barnes That’s how many offensive snaps Khalif Barnes played this season for the Oakland Raiders. That pretty much sums up the offensive line in Oakland in 2013. 1,034 out of 1,036 snaps. 99.8 %. To have an underwhelming player like Barnes play all but two snaps is asking for trouble, especially if most of them...
Via isportsweb.com
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

An offseason look at a division rival

Normally for Behind Enemy Lines, we would be chatting with the editor for the Chiefs opponent to see how they would be approaching the upcoming game. But since the Chiefs are done for the 2013 season, we took the opportunity to learn about the offseason of a familiar foe: the Oakland Raiders. James Arcellana from the cover32 site for the Raiders answered our questions for Oakland...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders vs. Chiefs: Keys to the Game

When the Raiders visited Arrowhead earlier in the 2013 season, a promising start quickly took an awful turn. Oakland’s defense held up their end of the bargain, but the offensive line could not protect then-starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Pryor was rendered completely ineffective all game, and eventually the Chiefs proved to be too much for the Raiders to handle.So what to...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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