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Why Derek Carr Can Be a Super Sophomore with the Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have good reason to believe second-year quarterback Derek Carr will become a franchise quarterback, but there are still lingering concerns about his play. The concerns are due in large part to the lack of talent around him ... (Continue reading)

Corey Liuget Has Much to Prove to Justify Huge Payday from San Diego Chargers

He has talent, he’s young, and he was set to become a free agent in 2016, so the San Diego Chargers re-signed defensive end Corey Liuget, the team announced. It’s a five-year deal worth about $50 million with $30 million in ... (Continue reading)

D.J. Hayden Enters Make-or-Break Year as Key Player on Raiders Defense

The Oakland Raiders undoubtedly improved the talent of the roster this offseason, but they didn’t address the cornerback position or bring in a top pass-rusher. After finishing last in the NFL in points allowed last season, the Raiders focused on ... (Continue reading)

Offseason Issues Demonstrating Major Crisis of Leadership for Chargers

Quarterback Philip Rivers has been reluctant to engage in long-term contract talks with the San Diego Chargers this offseason. At first, he didn’t want to talk at all, fueling trade speculation prior to the draft. The offensive captain is unsure ... (Continue reading)

What’s Next in the Oakland Raiders’ Road Back to Relevance?

It’s been a long time since the Oakland Raiders were relevant in the NFL. The last time they were even in the playoff conversation was in 2011, when they were 7-4 after 11 games. That was before they collapsed down ... (Continue reading)

Clive Walford Could Be Key Player in Raiders’ Offensive Revival

The Oakland Raiders made a point to give quarterback Derek Carr weapons this offseason. General manager Reggie McKenzie added wide receiver Michael Crabtree, running back Roy Helu Jr. and running back Trent Richardson in free agency and then used the ... (Continue reading)

Time Has Come for Chargers to Move D.J. Fluker to Guard

It’s clear the San Diego Chargers are trying to take some pressure off quarterback Philip Rivers by improving their running game this offseason. Left guard Orlando Franklin was their most notable signing in free agency, and they moved up two ... (Continue reading)

Will Youth Movement in Oakland Pay Dividends for Struggling Raiders?

For the Oakland Raiders, the 2015 NFL draft was another opportunity to get younger after having the league’s oldest roster in 2014. General manager Reggie McKenzie started the youth movement in free agency when he didn’t sign a single player ... (Continue reading)

Raiders Made Rare Smart Choice with Amari Cooper at Top of 1st Round

These aren’t your momma’s Oakland Raiders. After years of wasting their first-round draft picks on athletes instead of football players, the Raiders made the rare smart choice by selecting Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper fourth overall. It’s the second year in ... (Continue reading)

2015 NFL Draft Key Phase of Oakland Raiders’ Rebuilding Project

The Oakland Raiders appear to be on the right track despite winning just 11 games over the last three seasons. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie finally had a full allotment of draft picks in 2014 and ended up drafting five ... (Continue reading)