Raiders Roster Review: Quarterbacks

As Raider Nation waits anxiously for more news on the current head coach search, what energy that is left is focused on the many, many needs that the team needs to address in the offseason. Many fans are all too familiar with the fact that the roster needs a lot of work this offseason and based on general manager Reggie McKenzie’s track record, the 2015 NFL Draft will be a vital...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Oakland Raiders Bench Derek Carr for his health?

Starting QB, Derek Carr was benched on Sunday for veteran, Matt Schaub, who fared no better against the St. Louis Rams. According to Coach Sparano, it was to protect his health and not because of his performance. Is that good or bad at this point in his rookie season? Should Matt Schaub or even Matt McGloin take over as the starter for the rest of the season? Rather than answer...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviewing Reggie McKenzie: How many building blocks has he brought to the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders are now 0-8 on the season without much hope of their first win coming any time soon. Former head coach Dennis Allen was fired during the bye week after the Raiders went 0-4 in their first four games of the season, including blowouts to the Miami Dolphins and the Houston Texans. Throughout those first four weeks, Raiders fans focused their outrage on Allen, but...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Schaub: A microcosm of Raiders recent struggles

It’s somewhat understandable that the Oakland Raiders targeted a veteran quarterback in the offseason. At the time they traded for Matt Schaub, there wasn’t anyone on the roster that could be considered a viable starter in the NFL. The problem with this trade was that Oakland viewed Schaub as a decent stopgap starter in the NFL. This at a time when most around the league had...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Have any other Raiders rookie quarterbacks performed like Derek Carr?

Alright, by now, we’ve all calmed down from last Sunday’s loss and are starting to take a look at the positives that we can take away from the Oakland Raiders’ loss.  First and foremost, it would seem the Raiders have most definitely found their quarterback of the future.  Rookie Derek Carr finished the day going 18-for-34 totaling 282 yards, four touchdowns, and only one...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

After Review: video study of the Raiders’ offense versus the Dolphins

Here are some observations on the Raiders offense versus the Miami Dolphins. I was not able to watch this game live due to a family emergency and I mostly watched the All-22 coaches film, which does not have the CBS announcer audio-track. Therefore, I do not know what the announcers focused on during the broadcast or where I may disagree with what they said. I also did not read any...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Give Up Hilariously Embarrassing Touchdown To Dolphins (Video)

The Oakland Raiders aren’t going to want to go back to London for a very long time. The Raiders likely were feeling good about themselves after giving the New England Patriots a game last week before falling just short in a defeat. They haven’t been able to carry that momentum to “old” England, though, a sentiment that was capped in a very embarrassing way. The Miami Dolphins...
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt McGloin Needs to be Reconsidered by the Raiders

#454215234 / Matt McGloin was written off before he even touched a football last year.  The undrafted free agent from Penn State was signed as a camp-arm behind Matt Flynn, Terrelle Pryor and Tyler Wilson.  Fast-forward a year and the situation is similar, yet McGloin is the only quarterback from the 2013 group to return. McGloin has been written off again this...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Matt McGloin gives Raiders a little more than depth at QB position

Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin doesn’t believe in following the script. Sure, the 24-year-old backup quarterback follows orders, but scripts, he’ll leave those for others. McGloin, the undrafted quarterback who beat out 2013 fourth-round pick Tyler Wilson for a roster spot a year ago, instead writes his own destiny. To be crystal clear: McGloin is the furthest thing...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New list: Oakland Raiders one of 10 NFL teams that will definitely miss playoffs

Right now, everyone is feeling optimistic. Around the NFL, teams like their chances of making something special happen in 2014. In the ultimate wide-open league, where worst-to-first turnarounds are commonplace, virtually every franchise is convinced that this is their year. Of course, they all can’t be right. Only 12 of 32 teams will make the playoffs, meaning 20 franchises will...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

What was good and bad about QB Matt McGloin’s 4th quarter preseason comebacks?

In each of the Raiders first 2 preseason games, third string QB Matt McGloin has led 4th quarter comebacks. Against the Vikings, he fell just short when his Hail Mary pass fell to the ground. Against the Lions, he was successful when his 19 yard TD pass was caught by WR Brice Butler. Of course, anytime your team gets a game winning drive from a back-up QB, it is a good thing. We...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Schaub all but guaranteed to start week one

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, there is virtually no threat of Derek Carr winning the starting job by week one. And with Matt McGloin stuck behind Carr, that means Matt Schaub is all but officially announced as the week one starter. This despite having a rather shaky preseason so far. Many Oakland Raiders fans want Carr to be the starter sooner rather than later but Dennis...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Raiders giving Matt McGloin a fair shot?

McGloin. McMoxie. McLovin’. Call him what you want, but the Oakland Raiders have one of the best third string quarterbacks in the league. Replacing an injured Terrelle Pryor in week 11 last year, Matt McGloin’s first pass against Matt Schaub’s Texans was a five-yard touchdown strike to Denarius Moore. There was no wild scrambling or option-reads. Instead, there were back shoulder...
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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...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Takeaways: thoughts about the Raiders 27-26 win over the Lions

The Quarterbacks: Anyone who claims they can accurately scout Matt Schaub in his limited work in two preseason games is either better than me or lying. I wanted to get a better idea of what kind of quarterback Schaub would be versus the Lions, but came away frustrated because the offensive line struggled to keep even the semblance of a pocket around him. Even with all of the pressure...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders win preseason game but don’t give reason to be excited

The Oakland Raiders performed better in their second preseason game of the year and came out of it with a win. Unfortunately, they were not able to secure the lead until the very end of the game and the starters were not great. It was a better performance than in the first preseason game but still did not give a whole lot to get excited about. MVP – Matt McGloin When the third...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders rally past Lions 27-26

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Matthew Stafford threw touchdown passes on his first two drives for Detroit before Matt McGloin threw a 19-yard TD pass to Brice Butler with 6 seconds to go to give the Oakland Raiders a 27-26 victory over the Lions in an exhibition game Friday night. McGloin came in after backup Derek Carr left with injured ribs earlier in the fourth quarter and led the game...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Stafford, Orlovsky, Carr, and McGloin highlight Detroit Lions 26 vs. Oakland Raiders 27

The NFL logo | photo courtesy of WikiMediaCommons. Detroit and Oakland are in two different types of scenarios heading into this game. Detroit is looking to improve its new-look offense with the addition of Golden Tate. Oakland is looking to improve their discipline and set up their new-look defense. Passing Detroit Lions 1. Matthew Stafford: 9 of 10 for 88 yards, 2 TD. 2. Dan Orlovsky...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Takeaways: thoughts about the Raiders 10-6 loss to the Vikings

After Fridays’ 10-6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen started his press conference talking about how disappointed he was – and rightfully so: the game played by the Raiders was sloppy (13 penalties for 94 yards) and offensively ineffectual (Oakland didn’t score until only a minute twenty-five remained in the 4th quarter when the 3rd string offense...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: QB evaluation after preseason week 1

The Oakland Raiders only put points on the board Friday on one occasion, which brings major QB concerns to mind. Especially because the touchdown that made up all six of Oakland’s points came from Matt McGloin, who at this point is the third-string QB. As I mentioned in my last article, the Raiders’ run game is one thing fans can be comfortable with but is Matt Schaub at starting...
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders coach: ‘Disappointed in the way that we played’

The Oakland Raiders opened the preseason with a 10-6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Friday night. Raiders coach Dennis Allen wasn’t happy with the way his team played. “Disappointed in the way that we played,” he said. “I thought we’d come out and be sharper than that and execute better than that. The penalties really were the big story of the game.” “Offensively...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Oakland Raiders claim Kendall Hunter on waivers?

The Oakland Raiders and general manager Reggie McKenzie have made a name for themselves picking up quality players where others did not see them. From undrafted free agents like Rod Streater and Matt McGloin, to late round picks like Stacy McGee and Mychal Rivera, to under the radar free agents like Nick Roach and Philip Weaver. Ever since he took over, one thing can be counted on...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Updated: Projecting the Raiders final 2014 roster, offense

With the Raiders off, today, I am posting my updated list of who I think are the most likely players to make the final roster. There will be positional analysis below each section Players in bold are the ones I am projecting to make the final roster. Players in italics are tabbed for addition to the practice squad: Quarterback: 3 Matt Schaub Derek Carr Matt McGloin Trent Edwards...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rob Bolden’s search for stability leads to Eastern Michigan

The college career of Rob Bolden has not exactly gone to plan, but he will have a chance to wrap things up as a starting quarterback after a long and winding road leading from State College to Baton Rouge and now back to his home-state of Michigan. Bolden has reportedly transferred to Eastern Michigan, giving him a chance to win a starting job at quarterback. BREAKING NEWS FROM SPARTAN...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rankings find Matt Schaub to be overpaid and in bottom tier of starting quarterbacks

When the Oakland Raiders take the field in 2014, they will be led by a new face on offense. After the Terrelle Pryor, Matt McGloin experiment failed last season, the Raiders went out and traded for Matt Schaub then drafted Derek Carr during the offseason. Even though Carr has had a good offseason, the Raiders have said they want to let him sit a year and have repeatedly stated that...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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