11 hrs ago
Charles Woodson Said What World Already Knows: The Oakland Raiders Suck
I'd like to take you on a trip in my time machine to a place not too long ago, May 15 of 2013. Late that Wednesday afternoon, Charles Woodson left Dove Valley, Denver Broncos headquarters and practice facility, after having spent all day with various coaches, training staff and players, without signing a contract.
14 hrs ago
The Press Democrat
When to fire Dennis Allen
Here is a link to my Tuesday column suggesting various times Mark Davis could fire Dennis Allen. The full text runs below: The Raiders fly to New England on Friday to lose to the Patriots on Sunday.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Silver And Black Pride
Everyone now wants DA gone, but why should Reggie go too?
The future head coach of the Oakland Raiders has a potential franchise QB, a potential solid O line that will need an upgrade at LT, and some players on defense a new coach can build around plus $60 + million to spend next offseason and a full draft class. I understand Reggie has made some mistakes, but he's also has made some sound decisions.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
The Press Democrat
Raiders overmatched even against lowly Texans
This is my column on the Raiders' upcoming game against the Texans. WARNING: This is a Raiders column.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Silver And Black Pride
Can the Raiders make the playoffs this season with Derek Carr?
With rookie quarterback Derek Carr not looking too shabby in his first ever NFL start last week, I started wondering, could the Raiders make the playoffs this season? As poorly as the Raiders have been managed over the past several years, like most NFL teams that have lacked a legitimate starting quarterback. They've really been a franchise quarterback away from being a viable contender in the AFC.
Inside Bay Area
Kawakami: Raiders' Dennis Allen in race to survive
Of course, there is time for Allen to save his Raiders' coaching career, but not a lot of it. Maybe weeks.
Silver And Black Pride
Raiders vs Texans preview, storylines
It's week two of the 2014 NFL season. The 0-1 Raiders are set for their home opener against the 1-0 Houston Texans at O.co Coliseum.
5 Oakland Raiders Who Must Be Traded In 2014
The Oakland Raiders have a few players who deserve more playing time, and that means players will be expendable. Despite losing their first game of the 2014 season, things seem to be looking bright for the future.
Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub not ready to retire
Oakland, CA, United States - Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub is not ready to end his 11-year NFL career despite his team turning their offense over to Derek Carr as he battles elbow tendinitis. But obeservers feel Schaub began losing confidence in his arm late in the 2012 season, with his velocity steadily declining to the point where he couldn't convincingly throw beyond 10-15 yards in the preseason.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
The Campbell Reporter
Texans bring back memories for Raiders' Derek Carr
Technically, it was his brother, David, who suited up for the Houston Texans from 2002-06. But little Derek got his first taste of the NFL in those days, both on the field and off.
32 players who could break out as Pro Bowlers
Looking for new Pro Bowlers in 2014? Here are 32 candidates One candidate for each NFL team Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1rZC5Bz Perhaps they've gone unrecognized. Maybe they just need to step their games up a bit.
Oakland Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen Needs To Take Handcuffs Off QB Derek Carr
Whether he intended to or not, when Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen opted to start the season with rookie QB Derek Carr over veteran Matt Schaub - whom the team had given up a late-round pick for - he made a bold statement. He hitched the team's fortunes in 2014 - not to mention the job security of himself and his boss, GM Reggie McKenzie - on the arm and intellect of their rookie quarterback.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Coach Allen Talks About Injuries, Texans
Meet Raiders Legend Burgess Owens at The Raider Image on Hegenberger in Oakland on Friday, September 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Meet Raiders Legend Cliff Branch at The Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland on Friday, September 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Meet Raiders Legend Lester Hayes at The Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland on Friday, September 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meet Raiders Legend Greg Townsend at The Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland on Friday, September 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Meet Raiders Legend Ted Hendricks at The Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland on Friday, September 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Oakland Raiders Back to Football 5K Run, presented by Kaiser Permanente, will bring together both runners and NFL fans, and welcomes participants of all abilities to kick off the 2014 Oakland Raiders season.
Texans vs. Raiders NFL Week 2: TV Schedule, Betting Lines, Prediction
Derek Carr didn't necessarily blow us away in his first career start in the NFL . Unless if you are impressed with the 151 yards and two touchdowns he had.
Oakland Raiders Vault: Raiders @ Texans, October 9, 2011
Dec 6, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders pro football enshrinees light the late owner Al Davis eternal flame torch before the game against the Denver Broncos at O.co Coliseum. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 26-13.
Texans three keys to beating the Raiders defensively
Aug 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Brooks Reed against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Aug 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Brooks Reed against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Rattling rookie Carr likely plan of attack for Texans' defense
Texans coach Bill O'Brien will review Week 1 game tape, preseason film and briefly look back at college tendencies. Texans nose tackle Jerrell Powe will simply power away, turning to old-school football to answer a 23-year-old rookie quarterback the Texans and NFL are barely familiar with.
Texansa turf talk goes quiet; Graham hopes to play vs. Raiders
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said he had no issues with the grass last Sunday during a home win against Washington and didn't hear any players discussing the state of the field. Like Fitzpatrick, kicker Randy Bullock said he had no issues with the grass, then added, "I'm used to it by now."
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Texansa Andre Johnson proud of Raidersa Derek Carr
And, yes, the reality that the Texans will face a rookie quarterback Sunday who once traded on-field passes with the franchise's leading wide receiver and is the brother of longtime Texans starting QB David Carr is more than a little full circle. "It's actually pretty crazy, especially just seeing him now in the league," Johnson said Monday at NRG Stadium.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Number of the day That's what he said Next game The Big 3 Noteworthy stats from Sunday's game:
Number of the day That's what he said Next game The Big 3 Noteworthy stats from Sunday's game: Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew looks out from a pile after losing his helmet during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Photo: Seth Wenig, Associated Press Oakland Raiders' Matt Schaub throws during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis.