1. The State Of The Raiders: Part 3 (Special Teams)

    Overall Grade: C+ Shane Lechler continues to prove why he's the best overall punter in the league. He isn't the best directional punter, but his length on his kicks makes him stand out. He can totally alter field position single handily...

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  2. Oakland Raiders: The State of the Team, Part 2 (Defense)

    Overall Defense: B- Richard Seymour was acquired a week before the season started. He was traded for a 1st round pick. He didn't play like a guy that had first round worth. I'm not saying he was awful, but he certainly didn't play great...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 1,537 reads 15 comments

  3. Oakland Raiders: The State of the Team, Part One (Offense)

    Day-by-day, I will review every facet of the Raiders franchise and grade them with A, B, C, etc.    Overall Offense Grade: C- JaMarcus Russell had, frankly, a wasted season...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 1,912 reads 26 comments

  4. All-Star Saturday Night Preview

    So, NBA All-Star Weekend is arguably the most entertaining night of any sport's all-star weekend. Especially Saturday night. I will present the official preview of Saturday night...

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  5. The Oakland Raiders' Change That We Can Believe In

    Change is a sensitive topic in America today. What does it really mean? For the Oakland Raiders and Al Davis, things change, but not for the good. We change head coaches almost every season...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 2,534 reads 38 comments

  6. The Art of the 40-Yard Dash

    What is the most important drill at the combine? The 40 yard dash. There is not a single more intimidating drill in professional football. You can drop rounds and maybe out of the draft with a bad 40...

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  7. Nnamdi Asomugha: Revisiting His Re-signing

    Lately, I have been thinking of reasons why Nnamdi Asomugha chose to re-sign with the team (in 2009) coming off seven straight seasons losing at least 11 games. I am not hating on the Raiders...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 2,194 reads 19 comments

  8. The Real Conversation Between Nnamdi Asomugha and Darrelle Revis (Satire)

    Here is the conversation that went on between Revis and Asomugha: Nnamdi Asomugha: Look, Darrell this is hard for me to say. I want to take this relationship to the next level. I feel like we were meant to be together...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 1,629 reads 24 comments

  9. The Best Class in the Pac-10 Is...

    ...UCLA. This may come as a surprise to Trojan fans, but I think UCLA outdid themselves this recruiting season. The Bruins recruited the two best running backs on the West Coast in Malcolm Jones (Oaks Christian) and Jordan James (Corona)...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 715 reads 4 comments

  10. What Was the Reason Tom Cable Was Retained? (Satire)

    So, Tom Cable has been retained by Al Davis! It wasn't a shock, considering how long it took to develop. I mean, none of us are getting any younger (sorry Al)...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 1,648 reads 11 comments

  11. Behind The Patch: January 23, 2010

    Of note: ESPN is reporting that Tom Cable will be retained. More on this later in the blog. Aaron Welch, and quality control coaches Bert Leone (defense) and Rich Scangarello (offense) were let go...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 273 reads 4 comments

  12. Vociferous John Herrera: Is He In Charge of the Raiders?

    Ok, Ok, I had to make the title interesting. To increase my hits or whatever they are called. Now, let's start the article. John Herrera is kind of mean. He is just one of those guys who wakes up on the left side of his bed every morning (get it?)...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 1,149 reads 13 comments

  13. Behind the Patch: January 22, 2010

    Worth noting from today: Hue Jackson is still in Oakland interviewing for a coaching position (his 3rd day), Baltimore Sun reports. Mike Waufle is in the process of being hired as the defensive line coach today...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 484 reads 12 comments

  14. Behind the Patch: January 21, 2010

    I've started this whole blogging thing daily here on the Raiders community. I will try to organize all of the stories on the Raiders for your convenience. I hope you find this helpful...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 1,022 reads 3 comments

  15. Al Davis Sit-Down Interview (Satire)

    Did you really think I would land a sit-down interview with Al Davis? Yeaaa...no. Look, I don't get it, either. Anyway, I'm going to imagine what a sit-down interview with Al Davis would be like...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 1,229 reads 13 comments

  16. Oakland Raiders Free Agent Class: Who Will Come and Go

    Who should we keep? Who should we let go? Well, here are the 2010 notable free agents for the Raiders: Richard Seymour, DE. The Raiders acquired him a week before the season started. He had a total of 4 sacks (a pair of them in two games)...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 2,914 reads 17 comments

  17. Oakland Raiders First Round Draft Pick: Anthony Davis

    I believe Anthony Davis is the second best tackle in the draft behind Russell Okung of Oklahoma St. However, Davis will probably go behind Trent Williams of Oklahoma or maybe even Bruce Campbell of Maryland...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 3,779 reads 11 comments

  18. C'Mon, Man! Fire Tom Cable Already

    We've been waiting a long time. Tom Cable needs to be fired soon. Al Davis is moving too slow (pun-esque) on this. I know that this is Al Davis' style, but he needs to tell Cable his fate so we can move on from him...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 1,115 reads 26 comments

  19. Why Derek Fisher's Time To Retire Has Come

    Derek Fisher is no longer a weapon for the Lakers. He is more of a nuisance, actually. That's really hard to write down about Derek. He's a great guy. He is the head of the Players Association...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 1,976 reads 14 comments

  20. No, I Asked for Tom Cable!

    Should Tom Cable be retained? Well, the experts say no, but the final decision will be made by Al William Davis (just kidding on the middle name). Al Davis has a history of firing coaches after a year...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 1,445 reads 12 comments

  21. JaMarcus Russell: What Happens In Ve...Ah Screw It, You Know What Was Coming!

    So JaMarcus Russell thought he was above the team. He went to Vegas, and missed the team meetings. Well, this is a step in a positive direction. I kinda sorta believe the load of crap (keeping it clean for the children) I just said...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 3,356 reads 14 comments

  22. JaMarcus Russell: Turning into a Top 5 Quarterback?

    So you bought it. You thought the title was ridiculous just like me. And it was. But can he be in the future? No. You gotta stop falling for it. Anyway let me get to the point. JaMarcus Russell looked good out there...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 4,423 reads 39 comments

  23. Tiger Woods Shows Off Origin of Nickname

    Tiger Woods was revealed in a magazine this weekend. What a shock. But he was literally revealed. I'm straight, but Dayyyyuuummmm, Tiger! No wonder why all the girls like him. Or it could be that he's a billionaire...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 524 reads 1 comments

  24. Oakland Raiders: Life After Al Davis

    I've been thinking about what will happen when Al Davis gives up control of the team or passes away. Who will be the next owner and/or general manager of the Oakland Raiders ? I've comprised a list of the top candidates: 1...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 3,275 reads 27 comments

  25. 10 Questions for Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders Game

    The Ravens-Raiders match up is a big one--for the Ravens. If the Ravens lose, they are likely out of the playoffs. The Raiders faced a similar situation last season, when they eliminated Tampa Bay from playoff contention...

    Josh Broudy Written by Josh Broudy about over 4 years ago 1,041 reads 16 comments