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Darren McFadden Needs To Change His Game

It seems like Darren McFadden was an Oakland Raiders rookie just a short time ago, bright-eyed and ready for anything. The first few weeks of pre-season in 2008, Coach Lane Kiffin was intent on discovering if McFadden could run effectively between ... (Continue reading)

Gannon? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Rich Gannon

Whenever we get John Herrera quotables through Oakland Raiders beat writers, it sounds like he really wants to get something off his chest. For example, Herrera’s latest response to Rich Gannon’s offer to tutor JaMarcus Russell is, “It’s Rich who needs ... (Continue reading)

JaMarcus Russell Hits Vegas in Style

Sung to the tune of John Cougar Mellencamp's "Crumblin' Down" Some people ain't got no damn shame Sayin' I'm in Vegas Instead of with the team after the game I can't trust 'em I can't love em like I do my ... (Continue reading)

Oakland Raiders Changed Receivers Coaches in ’09, but Did It Help?

Following the 2008 season, James Loften was demoted from the Oakland Raiders receivers coaching position.  At the time, the media thought Loften was fired and it was theorized the reason for the termination was because he did not get the ... (Continue reading)

Oakland Raiders’ Offensive Line Woes Have Become a Pattern

During the 2009 preseason I was of the opinion that the Raiders were finally willing to bring in some new talent to fix some really serious offensive-line issues.  As the 2009 season closes, I realize that not only has that effort ... (Continue reading)

JaMarcus Russell and Al Davis Must Shoulder the Blame for a Lost Season

Maybe it was his mood but Tom Cable seemed to let his real thoughts concerning JaMarcus Russell be known in a recent press conference.   For the first time since the preseason, Cable indirectly stated Russell was light years from being a ... (Continue reading)

Everyone Is Having Fun Except Al Davis

So let's see... Norv Turner’s stock is surging and due a contract extension in San Diego, regardless if they win a super bowl or not. The fact is they are a solid team with or without LT. Jon Gruden is doing well ... (Continue reading)

Rob Ryan: Different City, but Still Singing the Same Tune

One thing we can always count on is Rob Ryan being a “shoot from the hip” type of guy.  He will say what he thinks and in his own way, is sort of convincing. In the media conference call as prelude ... (Continue reading)

Raiders-Browns Should Be Another Close Finish

The Cleveland Browns have struggled for most of this NFL season but have won two games in a row.  Like the Oakland Raiders, the Browns have beaten the Steelers and the Chiefs.  For both Cleveland and Oakland, beating Pittsburgh is a very rare occurrence.  ... (Continue reading)

Raiders Do Damage to Donkeys’ Playoff Hopes

Who is the worst QB in the NFL?   Before this past Sunday JaMarcus Russell was everyone's immediate first choice.   Then the Denver Broncos had the indignity of being beaten by Jamarcus in the final seconds. By default, this makes him less bad ... (Continue reading)