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What Happened to Branden Oliver, Chargers Rushing Attack in TNF Loss to Broncos?

San Diego Chargers undrafted rookie running back Branden Oliver came into Thursday Night Football looking to continue scribing his storybook season. Before facing a vigorous Denver Broncos run defense, Oliver ran for 282 yards and two scores in his three previous starts. Tonight, a ... (Continue reading)

49ers Don’t Need Big Production from Ground Game to Maintain Balance, Efficiency

During the first quarter of the divisional showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams, ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden came right out and said it: The 49ers love to run the football. That unwavering commitment to pound the rock has ... (Continue reading)

Future of 49ers Offense in Good Hands with Emergence of Carlos Hyde

The San Francisco 49ers offense was nothing short of spectacular at times against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. In what turned out to be a 28-17 victory, the 49ers were able to terrorize the Cowboys through the air and ... (Continue reading)

4 Bold (and Slightly Less Bold) Predictions for the 2014 Oakland Raiders

Who's ready for some Oakland Raiders football? Even though we are still months away from the start of 2014 regular season, credit the NFL's carefully constructed offseason for keeping fans on pins and needles. The closer we get to the start of ... (Continue reading)

Re-Drafting the Oakland Raiders’ 2013 Draft

Sometimes it's fun to go back in time and assume the role of an NFL general manager. In this particular case, the role we'll be playing is that of Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie. Our goal? To re-pick the entire Raiders' 2013 NFL ... (Continue reading)

Re-Grading the Oakland Raiders’ Past 5 Drafts

Re-grading the Oakland Raiders' past five drafts is fitting considering that the 2014 NFL draft is just around the corner. Coming off back-to-back 4-12 seasons, the Raiders have struggled over the last half-decade to build a solid core of playmakers they ... (Continue reading)

Moves the Oakland Raiders Will Regret Not Making This Offseason

Now that free agency has started to wind down, the Oakland Raiders and their general manager Reggie McKenzie deserve credit for the job they've done. As a whole, the entire free-agency process is a grueling one.  Jack Bechta of the National Football Post ... (Continue reading)

What’s Next for the Oakland Raiders After Initial Wave of Free-Agent Signings?

Over the last decade, being a fan of the Oakland Raiders has been a long, brutal endeavor. Still, through all of the chaos and disappointment, if you flip on the television on any given Sunday, you'll always hear the crowd roar ... (Continue reading)

Setting Realistic Expectations for Each Oakland Raiders Free-Agent Signing

Setting realistic expectations for the plethora of bodies the Oakland Raiders went out and added during free agency is a fantastic way to try and figure out what the future holds for this storied franchise. Entering the free-agent market, Raiders general ... (Continue reading)

Creating the Oakland Raiders’ Free Agency Fallback Plan

Fans of the Oakland Raiders have waited a long time to hear these words: Ladies and gentleman, free agency is officially underway. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is in a precarious position as he attempts to rescue this team from the ... (Continue reading)