May 01, 20160

Why did the Raiders draft a QB? A look at rounds 4-7

In the first three rounds of the NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders went defense-heavy, selecting a safety and two defensive ends in Karl Joseph, Jihad Ward and Shilique Thompson. The

April 30, 20160

Raiders double dip at defensive end on day two

Former Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis once said: “The quarterback must go down and he must go down hard!” Apparently, the current Raiders brass had that quote ringing in their

April 29, 20165

Four reasons why Karl Joseph was a perfect pick for the Raiders

After the Oakland Raiders drafted safety Karl Joseph out of West Virginia with the 14th overall pick, some believed they reached because they may have been able to trade back

March 11, 201613

Can Raiders avoid pitfalls of “winning” free agency?

The Oakland Raiders are one of the teams that have been extremely active early in free agency. And unlike in recent years, they weren’t active signing second-tier players while the

March 10, 201621

Stay and pay: Oakland Raiders fans feeling like SF Giants fans in 1993

@weddlesbeard we alll waitinggggggg — Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) March 10, 2016 @weddlesbeard come join this party you and the beard! we bout to have it litttt bro all year. Ain’t

March 01, 20161

Time is now for Raiders to spend big on free agents

The term stopgap often carries a negative connotation with it, but it should be the Raiders’ theme to free agency, which begins next week. Only the Jaguars (about $80M, according

February 19, 20164

Raiders in a good spot heading into free agency

When a team heads into free agency, there are two areas of focus: re-signing your own players and adding new ones. With a projected cap space total of almost $68

February 12, 201613

Biggest news from Oakland Raiders’ new lease has nothing to do with their new lease

The Oakland Raiders announced they have signed a one-year lease to stay in Oakland. The lease for the 2016 season also includes options to renew for the 2017 and the

February 08, 201610

Raiders have three days to make decision on Nate Allen

If the Oakland Raiders decide that they want to part ways with Nate Allen and save some money on a guy who might not have been worth it in the

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January 30, 20168

Super Bowl 50 statue vandalism getting more intense in San Francisco

There hasn’t been much Super Bowl buzz in San Francisco (yet), but I’m guessing buzzed San Franciscans could’ve been responsible for at least some of the creative vandalism we’re seeing

January 13, 201619

NFL keeps Raiders fans in purgatory

I was hoping against hope that the next piece I wrote about the future of the Oakland Raiders would have more finality to it. After months of bickering, rumors and

January 06, 201615

Final thoughts and prediction for the Oakland Raiders stadium situation

No playoffs for the Oakland Raiders means full-tilt stadium talk until the NFL owners meetings on Jan. 12-13. As usual, rather than covering every little rumor and innuendo that is

January 03, 20166

Raiders’ 23-17 loss in KC summarized their 2015 season quite well

The Oakland Raiders have completed the 2015 (and a little bit of 2016) season with a rather pathetic loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders didn’t look ready to

December 29, 201541

City of Oakland plays smart politics with Raiders stadium issue

The City of Oakland is not going to budge on their insistence that no public money should be spent on a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders. They are so

December 28, 20155

Why an ugly win on Christmas Eve was beautiful for the Raiders

They say that a win is a win and nothing could be more true for the Oakland Raiders. In an up-and-down game that was far from pretty, the Raiders were

December 25, 20156

Bay Area Santa Guy: Christmas presents for every local pro team’s fans

Even though they haven’t all been good this year, I’m going to play the role of Santa Claus today and slide down the chimneys of every professional sports franchise in

December 23, 20152

How the Raiders can win Woodson’s last home game (and perhaps their final game in Oakland)

The Oakland Raiders will play host to the San Diego Chargers on Christmas Eve in the second-to-last game of the year for the Silver and Black — possibly the last

December 20, 20155

Packers win 30-20, officially eliminate Raiders from playoff contention

It would be hard to start a game worse than the Oakland Raiders did on Sunday. Derek Carr threw interceptions on consecutive throws in the first quarter. The first resulted

December 18, 20150

Here’s how the Raiders can pull off their second straight upset

The Oakland Raiders shocked the NFL — and perhaps even themselves — with their huge upset win in Denver last weekend. Now they’ll look to pull off another when they

December 16, 20156

Oakland Raiders line coaches are stealing the show

The Oakland Raiders made a lot of changes this offseason, as 10 of their 22 starters are players added to the team this year. But as important as the influx

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