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The Raiders defense has been bad for years, but according to former NFL receiver Steve Smith, firing defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. wasn’t the answer. Via his verified twitter account, Smith said Wednesday that head coach Jack Del Rio has…Continue Reading

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Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio has a history of firing coordinators and throwing assistants under the bus. It happened in Jacksonville and it happened last year with former offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave. After firing defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., the “scapegoat”…Continue Reading

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After suffering what was probably the most embarrassing loss of the season in Mexico, it’s time to push the panic button in Oakland. They’re still in the playoff hunt, but if you’ve watched the Raiders, it’s clear they look nothing like a playoff…Continue Reading

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Ken Norton Jr. is out as defensive coordinator in Oakland and apart from the timing of the decision, no one was particularly surprised. The Raiders defense has been on life support for months (some would say years) and a disappointing effort…Continue Reading

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It may feel like it, but the Raiders season isn’t over yet. Nevertheless, it’s time to start talking about next year and with the best interest of this year in mind, here are few players (and a coach) you might…Continue Reading

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As the Raiders season begins to more quickly circle the drain, it’s fair to wonder what could have been. For example, where would the team be right now had they kept Bill Musgrave as offensive coordinator? Even better, what if the Raiders had…Continue Reading

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It was all smiles last week when Roger Goodell and Raiders owner Mark Davis stood next to their silver and black shovels at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Raiders soon-to-be new home in Las Vegas. For months, Davis has been applauded…Continue Reading

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Sunday was a new low for the Raiders in a season that’s already had more than it’s share. What the problem is in Oakland (or wherever the Raiders play home games now) is up for debate, but it’s more than…Continue Reading

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The season felt like it was over before it started for Gareon Conley. Officially, the Raiders first-round pick played sparingly in two games (and performed well), but for practical purposes, it was a season lost. What exactly happened? No one seems…Continue Reading

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The Raiders did their best to sign Martellus Bennett in the offseason, but the Pro Bowl tight end ultimately chose Green Bay and the Raiders wound up signing former Packers tight end Jared Cook. Call it a blessing because Cook leads the Raiders in…Continue Reading