1. 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...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about almost 5 years ago 1,603 reads 24 comments

  2. 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...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about almost 5 years ago 868 reads 16 comments

  3. 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...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about almost 5 years ago 743 reads 13 comments

  4. 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...

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  5. 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 simmers off the grass...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about almost 5 years ago 834 reads 8 comments

  6. 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...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about almost 5 years ago 1,304 reads 5 comments

  7. 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...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about almost 5 years ago 1,077 reads 6 comments

  8. UFL: Selling Out and Wimping Out

    The United Football League, which kicks off Oct. 22, released its playing rules this week, and if you're an NFL fan, you're bound to be disappointed if you don't like change...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 658 reads 3 comments

  9. 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 CBSSports.com and ESPN that tout him as the player to fill the void left by Tony Gonzalez...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 518 reads 14 comments

  10. 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...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 406 reads 15 comments

  11. 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...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 352 reads 12 comments

  12. Update: Raiders No. 116

    I owe an apology for a mistake in my last article re: the ESPN Ultimate Standings. Some of the data came from the 2007 rankings and some came from the 2009 rankings...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 73 reads 1 comments

  13. Raiders Score No. 116 in ESPN Ultimate Standings... Ugh

    See UPDATED ARTICLE ESPN released their Ultimate Standings this week, evaluating all 122 pro teams in then nation. The Bay Area sucked it up. Giants 84, 49ers 87, A's 101, Warriors 109, Raiders 116...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 638 reads 6 comments

  14. Bad News Sports Fans: Oakland City Council Raises Ticket Prices

    Recession equals bad times. And now it's making its way into the sports arena—the Oakland Coliseum and Oracle Arena to be exact. Whether you're a music fan or a sports fan you're about to take a hit on those ticket prices...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 247 reads 7 comments

  15. JaMarcus Russell Is Stepping Up His Game, On and Off the Field

    The Oakland Tribune reported this morning that JaMarcus Russell has called his fellow QBs, along with the team's wide receivers and tight ends, to a special practice preceding training camp in Napa...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 3,120 reads 17 comments

  16. Offseason, On Air: Raider on the Radio

    If Troy Aikman can do it so can you, Nnamdi Asomugha. ESPN recently chauffeured Raiders CB Asomugah around the office for their ongoing project "Take Your Athlete to Work Day," showing him the ropes of sports radio...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 200 reads 5 comments

  17. Raiders Shield on AirAsia

    That's right. On your next trip to Asia, take a flight on a Raiders-customized plane. AirAsia has just signed a RM1 million sponsorship deal with the Oakland Raiders, which will slap the Raiders' shield on the tail of the plane...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 897 reads 6 comments

  18. Enough Is Enough: One Solution To the Steroids Epidemic

    Alright Mitchell: Eat this. Steroids are everywhere. Their presence in sports, especially football and baseball, are unstoppable. Punish as many athletes as you want, try to make examples of childhood heroes, but you're not going to stop anything...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 235 reads 1 comments

  19. Free Agent Greg Ellis Signs With the Raiders

    Former Cowboy Greg Ellis just won himself a three-year contract with the Oakland Raiders. He may be 34, but this 6-6, 262 lb. linebacker can still put the hurt on. After missing the 2006 season due to a torn Achilles heel, Ellis made 12...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 1,139 reads 24 comments

  20. From Raider to Gladiator: An Exclusive Interview with HOFer Jim Otto

    From 1960 to 1969, Jim Otto was the only All-League center the American Football League ever had. He started in 210 consecutive games for the Raiders and ultimately played in 308 games including preseason, postseason, and all-star games...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 389 reads 3 comments

  21. Playbook Changes Will Show in New Defensive Coaching Staff

    Al’s gonna have it his way. One thing about the Raiders’ playbook is that it’s consistent. Al loves the long ball and the Raiders’ biggest struggle is finding a coaching staff that’s willing to submit to these restrictions..

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 71 reads 1 comments

  22. Raider Nation's Newest Citizen

    Hunter S. Thompson once admiringly wrote, “The massive Raider Nation is beyond doubt the sleaziest and rudest and most sinister mob of thugs and wackos ever assembled.” Thompson, no doubt, was including himself...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 169 reads 2 comments

  23. Silver and Black Will Rely on Old School Speed in 2009

    This will be the season to see if nearly 80-year-old Al Davis still has what it takes to get in the ring. And if you know anything about Al, it’s that the man won't give up...

    Paula Lehman Written by Paula Lehman about 5 years ago 91 reads 3 comments