Showing posts with label oakland raiders. Show all posts
Showing posts with label oakland raiders. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hue Jackson Given The Boot In Oakland

Even with Al Davis gone it does not mean the Oakland Raiders will stop doing weird things. After Hue Jackson guided the Oakland Raiders to an 8-8 season he was promptly fired by new GM Reggie Mckenzie in a weird move. The Raiders have been about instability in recent years and it looks like that trend will continue in the distant future. McKenzie and owner Mark Davis will both be in on the search for a new coach.

According to Reggie McKenzie they wanted to start fresh and with a new coach. I guess that is as good of an excuse as any. Firing a guy who got the Raiders to 8-8 makes really no sense considering it was Jackson's first year. It's the Oakland Raiders and they have always been dysfunctional and it looks like that will continue into the future.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Raiders Stop Chargers 24-17

The Oakland Raiders who in recent years have struggled against the San Diego Chargers finally found a way to beat them. Michael Bush rushed 30 times for 157 yards and Carson Palmer is getting better as he was 14 of 20 for 299 yards, with one interception. It was a rough start for Palmer as a Raider, but he has improved and with last night's performance he should only get better. The Raiders (5-4) broke a two-game losing streak and took a half-game lead over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West.

For the Chargers it was their fourth loss in a row and Phillip Rivers continues to struggle. His numbers were not bad, but he keeps making mistakes when the Chargers can least afford it. The Chargers (4-5) looked bad most of the night and lost left tackle Marcus McNeill,right guard Louis Vasquez and linebacker Takeo Spikes to injuries which does not help them at all. Luckily for the Chargers they are in a bad division and still can win it even at 4-5.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Can Terrelle Pryor Help The Raiders?

It should not come as a shock that Terrelle Pryor went to the Raiders in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft. People can say what they want about Pryor, but he is a talented young man. His judgement in college at times was bad, but a fresh start is probably what he needs. The Oakland Raiders are a good fit for Pryor for a few different reasons. Let us look at why this is a good fit for Pryor and the Raiders.

First the Raiders need stability at quarterback which is something they have not had in a very long time. Pryor can give that to them. He also can become the face of the franchise which is what the Raiders need as well. Pryor can become a leader and will lead by example which is important as well. Given time he can become a good quarterback and someone the Raiders can build around. The key is not too rush him and let him learn how to play NFL quarterback.

Many people might compare him to JaMarcus Russell, but it's not even close. If Pryor is given the time to develop he will become a very good NFL quarterback. The key will be if the Raiders gives him the time he needs. I think this is a good fit for both parties involved.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

2011 Oakland Raiders NFL Preview

It's time for another NFL Preview and today we are going to look at the silver and black Oakland Raiders. Last season they played much better than most fans are use too. This is why going into 2011 there is high hopes for Raider Nation. Let us look at the 2011 Oakland Raiders and what we can expect from them.

The Raiders have a good offensive line, wide receivers, and running backs. There problem the last few years has been at quarterback and that will be the same problem this year as well. Jason Campbell and Trent Edwards will fight for the starting job, but I do not think either one will be the answer for the Raiders. They need a guy who has proven he can win on a consistent basis and neither one of these quarterbacks have done that just yet.

On defense the Raiders have been getting better, but will feel the loss of Nnamdi Asomugha at corner. The Raiders are young on defense with some veterans mixed in. I like what the Raiders are doing on defense and they should be good on that side of the ball for a few years.

The Raiders are getting better, but until a proven leader emerges at quarterback I am afraid the Raiders will not be as good as they could be. Get solid quarterback play and this is a team that can create a lot of problems when you play them.

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