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Oakland Raiders Running Backs: Split the Carries, Carry the Weight

Darren McFadden and Michael Bush have split carries pretty even-handedly in the opening games of this season. In Sunday's game against the Chiefs, both had 35 yards rushing—McFadden on 12 carries and Bush on nine. The running game was especially significant ... (Continue reading)

JaMarcus Russell: Your Official Starting QB Oakland Raiders’ Fans

Congrats, JaMarcus. After a bitter competition between yourself and loud-mouth Jeff Garcia, you've officially won the job as starting quarterback for the 2009-2010 season. Tom Cable announced today, "It's his job and we'll see how it goes." Cable noted Garcia's "lack of ... (Continue reading)

You May Be Seeing More of Former Hawkeye Brandon Myers

The first half of the Raiders preseason game against the Niners tonight was littered with stats from the usual suspects: handoffs to Darren McFadden, passes, missed in most cases, to Darrius Heyward-Bey and Zach Miller. But with backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski ... (Continue reading)

Oakland Raiders’ Training Camp: Media Notes for Day Two

The media had their first preview of what the Raider's training camp is all about as players took the field yesterday and ran drills as part of their two-a-day intensive practices. Of course, the big story of the day was the ... (Continue reading)

Oakland Raiders Training Camp: Media Notes For Day One

As we move into Day Two of Raiders training camp, the intensity is as hot as the turf. Head coach Tom Cable has declared two-a-day practices for the first four days of camp, one in mid-afternoon when the heat ... (Continue reading)

Oakland Raiders: Time To Say, “Bye Bye, Derrick Burgess”

Steve Corkran of the Oakland Tribune reported from training camp yesterday that defensive end Derrick Burgess failed to show up for day one with no explanation. The implication, according to Corkran, is that Burgess is taking a stand for more money ... (Continue reading)

Learning from Mistakes: Newbie Raiders Can Gain Valuable Lessons from Vets

The New York Times recently reported that for the first time, NFL teams—namely the Ravens and the Giants—have started mentorship programs for their rookies. William C. Rhoden of the Times wrote, “The idea is that the veterans will shepherd young players ... (Continue reading)

Zach Miller Hype a Long Time Coming

Finally, some good news about the Raiders in mainstream media rankings. Tight end Zach Miller is gaining prowess with columnists from and ESPN that tout him as the player to fill the void left by Tony Gonzalez. Drafted by Oakland in ... (Continue reading)

Put Confidence Against Poor Leadership and You’ve Got Yourself a New QB

The Raiders have already settled on their quarterback for 2009. It's JaMarcus Russell, according to all reports and comments from head coach Tom Cable. But I'm in agreement with a B/R article that notes a controversy is emerging. With recent comments ... (Continue reading)

Happy Birthday, Al… You Old So and So

America isn't the only one having a birthday. Today owner, Al Davis, turns 80... and sorry to say it, but he looks it. Many think Davis has gotten more crazy in his old age... some may even call him "senile." But ... (Continue reading)