Pundits are finally noticing what Khalil Mack is capable of

Raiders fans already know what Khalil Mack can do.The national media, on the other hand, is just coming around on one of the best young players in today's game.According to Pro Football Focus, the star out of Buffalo is already an amazing run defender.“His 14 tackles for loss were bettered by only DeAndre Levy and Lavonte David (16 apiece) as he took on a similar role to Von Miller...
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Oakland Raiders: Monday web roundup

Oakland Raiders: Most Important X-Factor at Each Offensive ► It's been an annual conversation for years. But this time, there's some real substance to the notion that the Oakland Raiders might have finally turned the corner ... Justin Tuck Says Ray-Ray Armstrong Will Make Name for Himself ► Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck is an unquestioned leader of the Silver...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck on Raiders: 8-8 would be a disappointment

By Vincent Frank It might take a little bit of time for us to get a real understanding of just how much the Oakland Raiders have improved after two consecutive successful drafts. General manager Reggie McKenzie’s rebuilding project isn’t one that employs quick fixes in order to create short-term success. It’s a drawn-out process that the team hopes will make it successful...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Two backups on the Raiders roster worth keeping an eye on

Every offseason, teams try to upgrade their rosters through free agency and the NFL draft. But those are not the only places where upgrades can come, the roster can be upgraded simply through the improvement of players already on the roster. Much has already been discussed about guys like Khalil Mack and Derek Carr who could make a huge difference for this team if they can improve...
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6 days ago  |  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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders owner: ‘I’m trying all I can do to keep this team in Oakland’

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis was confronted on Tuesday in San Francisco just outside the Spring League Meeting by a group of fans who do not want to see their team move to Los Angeles. “I don’t know what to do, I really don’t know,” Davis told the group, via The Associated Press. “We’re trying. I’m not trying to divide any fan base. Every time I talk to anybody...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr misses Raiders OTAs

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr did not participate in Tuesday’s OTA practice for an undisclosed reason. Head coach Jack Del Rio would not discuss Carr’s injury as he is not obligated to disclose injuries at this time. Carr was on the practice field, but he did not wear a helmet or cleats for the session. “Time missed in May is...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio: Raiders will play with controlled, calculated swagger

Jack Del Rio is the latest head coach with the task of flipping the Oakland Raiders, who have had 12 consecutive non-winning seasons, back to their winning ways. Del Rio is trying to instill the same bully mentality that led Oakland to 11 straight seasons without a losing record and two Super Bowl victories. “I was asked the other day about the Raiders mystique,” Del...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The plan on defense for the Raiders and why it could go poorly

I think I understand what the Oakland Raiders are trying to do on defense, I just don’t know if it’s going to work. Heading into the NFL Draft the two biggest holes on the defense were at pass rusher and in the secondary. Now that the NFL Draft is over, the biggest holes for the Raiders’ defense are at pass rusher and in the secondary. The Raiders added three players to work...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Grading Each Pick Of The 2015 NFL Draft

CAN SOMEONE IN THIS YEAR'S DRAFT SURPASS #1 PICK KHALIL MACK'S SUCCESS AS A ROOKIE?*****With the 4th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft the Oakland Raiders select...It seems to me the days of biting my fingernails, lip and smashing TV's may be over, with that said I believe we had a good draft but not greatRD1 pick 4- Amari Cooper WR Alabama 6'1" 211. This was a great pick by the front...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders GM doesn’t need wins to save his job

The Oakland Raiders are about to embark on their fourth year in the Reggie McKenzie era and so far, the team has only managed to win 11 games. So it’s no surprise that many believe this year is the year that will decide McKenzie’s future with the franchise. While it’s true that the team McKenzie took over had a lot of work that needed to be done, there is only so long a team...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Oakland Raiders’ draft strategy was perfect

The Oakland Raiders came away from the 2015 NFL draft with ten new players after entering draft weekend with only seven picks. During the 2014 NFL Draft, gift after gift kept falling to the Raiders. As a result, the first four picks were guys who contributed right away and all appear to be starting caliber NFL talent. It was pretty clear back then that it was a good class, how good...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Heenley offers the Raiders depth and special teams upgrade

With their first of two fifth round picks, the Oakland Raiders drafted linebacker Ben Heenley out of Kansas. The Raiders have their starting linebacker positions taken with Khalil Mack, Curtis Lofton and Sio Moore but their depth is questionable. With Heenley the Raiders have a guy who can back up all three spots but doesn’t have much potential to be anything more than just a backup...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders call Amari Cooper a ‘polished’ WR

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders select wide receiver Amari Cooper with the No. 4 overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night. “’Coop’ was on our board high from the start,” Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said. “It didn’t matter about the position; it was about the player. We thought we had a chance to get a really good...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders select Amari Cooper with No. 4 pick

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders select Amari Cooper with the No. 4 overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night. The 6-foot-1 Cooper was the winner of the Biletnikoff Award, which goes to the nation’s most outstanding receiver and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 2014. Cooper was a unanimous first-team All-American...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Plenty Of First Round Options For Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders had a home run of a draft in 2014 and they will be looking to replicate that success again this year. The Raiders were patient during the draft a year ago and Khalil Mack fell into their laps at pick number five. General manager Reggie McKenzie was more than happy to scoop up Mack, who some thought was the best overall prospect. As Oakland prepares for the first...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Why this draft is crucial for the Oakland Raiders

The draft has finally come, and for Oakland Raiders fans another step in the rebuilding project has arrived. Thursday night, the first round will be airing on ESPN and NFL Network, and the Raiders will be on the clock at number four. This will be the second straight year they have a top five pick. Last year’s draft proved to be successful for General Manager Reggie McKenzie as...
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 7-Round Mock Draft

  The NFL is less than a week away from the three days of madness known as the NFL draft.  One of the teams with the most to gain is the Oakland Raiders.  GM Reggie McKenzie laid a foundation with his picks in 2014 when he got Khalil Mack and Derek Carr in the first two rounds and added core pieces in Gabe Jackson, Keith McGil and T.J. Carrie. There are plenty of pieces to play...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson excited for 2015 season with Raiders

Trent Richardson chose to sign with the Oakland Raiders this offseason after being released by the Indianapolis Colts, and he is excited about having a fresh start this year. He was hated by the fans in Indianapolis after general manager Ryan Grigson gave up a first round pick to acquire him from the Cleveland Browns. The move never paid off, and Richardson was a major bust with...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Sio Moore buys jerseys to give away because they are not sold in stores

The Raiders roster doesn’t many household names outside of Charles Woodson. However, they do have a few who may become just that in the coming years. Derek Carr showed promise during his rookie season. So did Khalil Mack. Among the other young players on the team’s roster who have performed well is linebacker Sio Moore....Read More
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders in on the pursuit of Adrian Peterson trade?

Adrian Peterson is officially a part of the NFL again, and the Minnesota Vikings are still hoping to retain him to play alongside of second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. While that is their dream scenario, he has much different plans and it doesn’t appear to be something that he wants to entertain. There are going to be quite a few teams interested in acquiring Peterson...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders’ Best Targets With Fourth Pick

With less than a month to go before the 2015 NFL draft the speculation and buzz will only pick up; especially the team with the highest draft picks.  The Oakland Raiders have gotten very familiar with this process of the offseason; with a decade gone by since their last winning season.  Last year, the Raiders put the foundation in place with a stellar draft from top to bottom....
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

HATE WATCH: A history of the New York Jets’ worst draft mistakes

So, Jets fans, you guys think you can play with the big boys this season? You sign a couple of free agents and all of the sudden you’re one player away from making a run at the Super Bowl? Well, I got some news for you… You’re the Jets. You’re going to screw this up somehow. And if you don’t believe me, I’ll let the past speak for itself. Be careful with that No. 6 pick...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL analyst doubts Khalil Mack’s ability to impact games for the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders got lucky when Khalil Mack fell to them at number five in the 2014 NFL Draft. At the time, no one believed he would last that long and the Raiders jumped at the opportunity to get an impact defensive player. As a rookie though, Mack did the opposite of what everyone expected him to do. Coming out of college, Mack was expected to be a dominant force in the pass...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Carr ready to lead the Raiders: ‘I don’t have to hold back’

Stan Liu-USA TODAY Sports Derek Carr won’t hold back this year, plans to be the Oakland Raiders offensive leader. Carr was selected by the Raiders in the second-round of last year’s NFL draft, and started all 16 regular season games. “When I came in, out of respect I can’t go out and just be the alpha male, dominant leader, because it really wasn’t my team yet,...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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