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If you’ve followed closely since Jon Gruden was hired, it’s been brought up a few times how much Gruden liked Raiders third-string quarterback Connor Cook coming out of college. Some have even floated the idea of Carr entering a “prove it”…Continue Reading

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If Jack Del Rio and Mike Tice really made up stories about the interest teams were showing in Todd Downing after last season, what exactly was their motivation? If the Raiders could have kept both Musgrave and Downing, why wouldn’t…Continue Reading

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Jack Del Rio made many a costly error in his final year with the Raiders. His first – and maybe most consequential – was the decision to part ways with offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave in favor of Todd Downing. The Raiders offense fell apart under Downing, but the larger…Continue Reading

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The Raiders are sitting squarely in the middle of an NFL investigation for potentially violating the league’s ‘Rooney Rule’, but give credit to the Raiders owner for this much – he moved swiftly in getting the coach he wanted. Mark Davis…Continue Reading

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So much for the notion that Reggie McKenzie wouldn’t take a running back in the early rounds of the draft. According to The Athletic’s Vic Tafur, the Raiders would have drafted Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon had he fallen to…Continue Reading

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Tom Cable is back. After spending the past seven years with the Seahawks, Jon Gruden has brought Cable back to work with the Raiders offensive line. Cable’s history with the Raiders is complicated, but without getting into the drama around…Continue Reading

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With Jon Gruden now officially on board in Oakland, the Raiders draft become instantly more interesting. General manager Reggie McKenzie has focused heavily on defense in recent drafts, but there’s a chance Gruden turns the tide this year. The position…Continue Reading

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Beyond winning, it’s already obvious Jon Gruden has one clear focus as head coach of the Raiders… Get the most out of Derek Carr. Everyone knows Gruden loves working with quarterbacks, but after spending nearly a decade in the production booth,…Continue Reading

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No sports organization has ever done more to promote women and minorities to positions of power, but according to USA Today columnist Jarrett Bell, the Raiders deserve to be fined at least $1 million and lose a first-round pick for their insincerity in interviews…Continue Reading

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After six years of pursuing Jon Gruden as an organization (even Reggie McKenzie was recruiting him back in 2012), the coach that should never haven gotten away, is finally coming home. What a great story. Former Raider greats showed up from all…Continue Reading