Taking a Look at Roles for Raiders FA Signees

View image | The Oakland Raiders announced their 10th free agent signing of the offseason with a two-year deal worth up to $8 million in place with running back Trent Richardson.  The former No. 3 overall draft pick will look to join a long list of successful reclamation projects in the history of the Silver and Black.  This is his third team and the man will...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders won’t use a FB in 2015, what does it mean for Marcel Reece?

Oakland Raiders fans have been calling for the team to make better use of fullback Marcel Reece pretty much ever since he made his debut with the team back in 2009. Now, however, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN, it appears that offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave will be running an offense that does not use a fullback. #Raiders are not expected to use a FB this season. More of...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Four areas Raiders OC Bill Musgrave needs to focus on

Raiders Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave is about to receive several gifts via free agency and the draft. The arriving talent gives us legitimacy. The offensive coordinator needs to make the team a real threat to score and put up more 7s, less 3s in he process. Musgrave is new to Raider Nation, so his slate is clean. The Greg Olson Error (Era) is thankfully over. Let’s look...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Complete Mock Offseason

Player Cuts/Restructures View image | I restructure Austin Howard ‘s contract to free up about 3,000,000 dollars.  I must keep him, because I can’t take a risk at damaging this line even further. Matt Schaub is an easy cut, opening up 5,500,000, which also allows me the opportunity to build upon my Quarterback depth chart. I could do more with Antonio...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Reggie Bush would make sense for the Raiders

Running back isn’t exactly the biggest need for the Oakland Raiders but it’s also far from being the most settled position as well. Last season, the Raiders had three backs in Darren McFadden, Maurice Jones Drew and Latavius Murray (not including fullbacks Marcel Reece and Jamize Olawale). Everyone knows the story of how the season went. MJD and McFadden put together one of the...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicting the Future for Dolphins Key Free Agents

Charles Clay View image | Clay has emerged these past two seasons in Miami, earning the title “Big Play Clay” from Dolphins fans. His agility and big play ability are what makes him a very unique talent at the tight end position. He is very similar to Raiders Pro Bowler Marcel Reece, as they are both talented utility players. With the salary issues surrounding...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: New defensive coaches, free agents, opinions, draft prospects and more

With the Superbowl in the books and free agency coming, there is lots to look forward to as this offseason gets rolling. Stay tuned to Cover32 as it unfolds, but in the meantime… While you get ready, take a look back at this week’s stories: - Oakland Raiders finally hire a defensive coordinator; man with a Super Bowl. (Check it out here) - What free agents do the Raiders need...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders prevail in absurd age discrimination suit

The Oakland Raiders have won an age discrimination suit that was filed by two former scouts, Bruce Kebric and Scott Kingdon. The two were fired by Reggie McKenzie shortly after he was hired by Mark Davis and was replaced by Joey Clinkscales and Shaun Herock. Please forgive me for getting technical, but as a lawyer who has worked in employment law both with the Equal Employment Opportunity...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcel Reece as a tight end?

The Raiders have need for a dual threat tight end. By dual threat, I mean one who can block and catch passes. There is Mychal Rivera who is good at catching passes, but not so much in blocking assignments and Nick Kasa, who is the exact opposite. There has been some buzz about acquiring Julius Thomas from the Denver Broncos if he hits the market. Of course they could use him since...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders owner hangs at Hooters with team

Make fun of him all you want, but Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is truly a man of the people. An individual many have referred to as “Tommy Boy” for taking over the organization after his father’s passing, also has a habit of hanging out at Hooters with members of the team. Never hire a new Head Coach on an empty stomach. Thanks @RAIDERS for stopping by. Just Wing, baby...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Davis contemplates his next head coach while at hooters

The Oakland Raiders owner, Mark Davis, was involved in a marathon interview on Tuesday night with prospective head coach Jack Del Rio. It’s likely that after the meeting with Del Rio that Davis also met separately with general manager Reggie McKenzie as reports surfaced that McKenzie and Davis were in the middle of a dispute over who to hire with McKenzie preferring interim head...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Pro Bowl Bonuses, 49ers, Browns, Jets, Seahawks, Vikings

Pro Bowl Bonuses Jason Fitzgerald of has a list of players that will receive incentive bonuses for making the Pro Bowl. Bills DE Mario Williams — $400,000 Colts P Pat McAfee — $250,000 Bills DT Kyle Williams — $150,000 Raiders FB Marcel Reece — $100,000 Browns CB Joe Haden — $100,000 Seahawks S Kam Chancellor – $100,000 Eagles RB Darren Sproles...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Does the Raiders coaching staff even want to win?

With second year back Latavius Murrray out with a concussion, the Oakland Raiders run game returned to the pathetic performances we have all become accustomed to. The team averaged an embarrassingly low 2.9 yards per carry on its way to putting up 61 yards on 21 attempts with no touchdowns. Before you could even blink your eyes, the Raiders were trailing by over 30 points and a large...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Absolutely nothing is going right for the Raiders in St. Louis

It's bad in St. Louis. The Oakland Raiders -- fresh off their dramatic first victory of the season -- are laying a stink bomb against the Rams on Sunday. First, they allowed the Rams to score a franchise-record 38 points in the first half. That's bad. But they're doing nothing to help themselves. Need proof? OK, first there was this attempted screen pass from Derek Carr to Marcel...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The NFL's Biggest Surprises Of Week 12: Raiders Secure First Win

Shakeup In The WestLast week, the Chiefs seemed to be flying high while the Broncos had looked to be trending downwards, but things were completely opposite this week. The Chiefs lost to the previously winless Raiders, and while the Broncos did not win big, they at least proved that their offense can suffice against tough defenses. The Chargers, meanwhile, managed to squeeze out...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Painful stat: Denarius Moore has played more snaps than Marcel Reece

Continuing with my recent theme of how the Oakland Raiders have completely mismanaged their roster, today we look at Denarius Moore and Marcel Reece. It appears that after 11 weeks of atrocious play, the Raiders have finally decided to sit Moore. It finally came to a head when Moore fumbled a punt inside of the Raiders’ ten yard line late in Thursday’s win against the Kansas...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

A win for the Raiders meant so much more than I thought it would

Last night was special. It was the only nationally televised game the Oakland Raiders will have all season and very well could be the only win the Raiders have all season. The Silver and Black hosed the Kansas City Chiefs and sent their rival home empty handed. But rather than talk about the game, I want to talk about the experience as a fan. I sat through the rain storm and near...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Raiders tanking the season to get the first overall pick?

There is some buzz going around the Raiders forum that I’m a member of about whether the Raiders are deliberately playing to lose so that they get the first overall pick. First and foremost, I personally think the idea is ridiculous. Even though there is enough going on, particularly on offense to make people think it, but I can say with certainty that they are not doing that....
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Who my starting 22 for the Raiders would be

The success of Latavius Murray on Sunday has only brought the poor decisions by coaches to the forefront. After a season in which the Oakland Raiders have had one of the worst run games in recent history, it was painful to see how well Murray ran on Sunday. It was clearly a very small sample size, but with his four attempts, Murray put up more yards than Darren McFadden, Maurice...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders offense gets flooded with negative grades by Pro Football Focus

The Oakland Raiders were blown out of the water by the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The defense certainly had its issues, especially with missed tackles on big plays. But at the same time, that unit played very well early in the game and frustrated Peyton Manning like he was playing the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. But as the defense held tough, the offense did very little to...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Film Room: How the Seattle Seahawks shut down the Raiders on the ground

Facing the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Oakland Raiders backs Derek Carr, Marcel Reece, Maurice Jones-Drew, and Darren McFadden managed a paltry 37 rushing yards on 18 attempts, or 2.06 yards per carry. Pretty bad! Incredibly, this was not even the Seahawks’ best day at defending the run all year by either statistic: they allowed 1.88 yards per run against Washington and 1.80 against...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Marcel Reece overrated or underused?

“Get Marcel Reece involved!” is track 1 on Raider Nation’s album of popular catchphrases. The fan-favorite, Pro Bowl fullback is considered a matchup threat due to his unique skillset at the position. A former wide receiver, Reece has incredible hands and is simply too fast for linebackers. At least, this is what we’re told to believe. Reece’s performances so far this season...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuck, Reece out for Raiders vs. Cardinals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Defensive end Justin Tuck and fullback Marcel Reece will miss the Oakland Raiders game against the Arizona Cardinals. Both starters were listed as questionable but have been declared inactive Sunday, with Tuck hampered by a left knee injury and Reece out with a quadriceps injury. Starting right tackle Khalif Barnes (quad) also is out for a second straight week...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bold predictions for Raiders vs. Chargers

The bye week is over and the Oakland Raiders are preparing to host the San Diego Chargers at the Oakland Coliseum. After four miserable weeks to start the year, head coach Dennis Allen was fired and replaced by offensive line coach Tony Sparano. With two weeks to get the team ready for this game, the hope is that the change will make a big difference for a team that needs some big...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Dennis Allen fired by phone, 5 stages of grief for Raiders fans and much, much more

With the Raiders on their bye week, we all have to endure the anticipation of seeing what interim head coach, Tony Sparano is going to do with this rag-tag roster. It has been a wild and wacky week and has been Johnny on the spot bringing you the latest. Here is this week’s recap of top stories to get you set for a Sunday without Raiders football: - Like father, like...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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