1. Oakland Raider Training Camp Focus: The Linebackers

    The Oakland Raider linebacker unit has a lot in common with the defensive line. A draft pick here and a pick-up there has made this unit a team strength instead of a weakness...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about almost 4 years ago 2,802 reads 48 comments

  2. Oakland Raider Training Camp Focus: The Defensive Line

    With five sacks in the first half, the defensive line showed a lot of promise on Thursday night. They also didn't leave too much in the way of running lanes for the vaunted Cowboy running game...

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  3. 2010 Oakland Raiders Now Have an Identity and Blue Print To Work From

    From an average fan's perspective, the Oakland Raiders victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night was hardly anything good. Your average fan would say, "They looked good on defense but didn't do anything on offense until late in the game...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about almost 4 years ago 1,916 reads 59 comments

  4. Oakland: Essence of Raider Football Looks To Be on the Way Back in 2010

    The Raiders were in Jones Mahal for a preseason game against the Cowboys Thursday night. It wasn't a sexy game but much could be learned about the direction of Raiders from the way they played...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about almost 4 years ago 1,294 reads 67 comments

  5. Oakland Raider Training Camp Focus: The Quarterbacks

    This position has been upgraded to the tenth power this off season. Now there's a player that is hungry to improve and lead Raider Nation back into prominence. Even the competition for the the back-up quarterback position has started to heat up...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about almost 4 years ago 2,101 reads 62 comments

  6. Oakland Raider Switch-Outs That Can Make the 2010 Season

    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. The insanity that Raider Nation has lived in appears to be over now. President and dictator of Raider Nation Al Davis is now leading the nation in a different direction..

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about almost 4 years ago 773 reads 49 comments

  7. Oakland Raider Training Camp Focus: The Tailbacks

    The Raider backfield is less crowded after the dismissal of Justin Fargas. Hue Jackson is bringing in the power-running game to Raider Nation as well. There is now a plethora of power and speed in the Oakland Raider backfield...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about almost 4 years ago 2,091 reads 43 comments

  8. Oakland Raider Training Camp Focus: Full Backs and Tight Ends

    Both the tight end and fullback positions are interesting to watch in camp. The tight end postition looks to be locked down with pecking order and all. The interest there is how well they are all playing...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about almost 4 years ago 1,043 reads 61 comments

  9. Oakland Raider Training Camp Focus: The Receivers

    Raider Nation is well aware of the of the upgrade at the quarterback position. The fleet of receivers should now get a chance to show who they are. This group of receivers can run past the wind and wait for it at the finish line...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about almost 4 years ago 5,304 reads 82 comments

  10. Brett Favre Retires? Yeah, Right!

    Congratulations to Brett Favre! He is finally going to retire after 19 years of gun-slingin'. It is now time to make room for Favre's arrival to Canton in a few years...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about almost 4 years ago 311 reads 0 comments

  11. Oakland Raider Training Camp Focus: The Offensive Line

    Oakland Raiders Head Coach Tom Cable has been stripped of his play calling duties. He now has enough time to be involved in the development of his offensive line. The Raiders defense is set to probably crack the top 10 this year...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about almost 4 years ago 2,552 reads 144 comments

  12. Lamarr Houston Setting The Pace For The Oakland Raider's Turnaround

    The Raiders are only three days into to camp and have yet go live in practice. Yet they can already see that Lamarr Houston came to bring the pain. He has come to Raider Nation fully equipped with a chip on his shoulder...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about almost 4 years ago 3,204 reads 119 comments

  13. Nnamdi Asomugha, Richard Seymour Tutors at Raiders' First Day of School

    Camp is finally here! All speculations and what-ifs go to the back burner because the Raiders have opened camp as they are. School is now in session for the Oakland Raiders. Like last year, the first day of camp was more like school than boot camp...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about almost 4 years ago 1,719 reads 47 comments

  14. Two More Moves For the Oakland Raiders To Make: Part Two

    Before I begin, I want to acknowledge the death of Jack Tatum. Those were the first two words I ever spoke because of my older brothers. Jared Gaither is definitely a man well-needed in Raider Nation...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about almost 4 years ago 1,574 reads 138 comments

  15. Two More Moves for the Oakland Raiders To Make: Part One

    The Oakand Raiders have had an awesome off-season this year. They should be much improved this coming season. However, there is a difference between a much improved team and a serious playoff contender...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about almost 4 years ago 2,452 reads 45 comments

  16. Oakland Raiders 2010 Training Camp: 53-Man Roster Prediction

    Tom Cable has many job sustaining decisions to make in training camp. There will be many battles for positions and roster spots as a wave of new blood has come to Raider Nation...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about almost 4 years ago 7,426 reads 105 comments

  17. Jason Campbell: How Redskin Trash Is Raider Treasure

    Former first-round quarterback Jason Campbell has been welcomed with open arms in Raider Nation. This came after he was made the scape goat for Washington woes on offense. They did have a top 10 defense in 2009...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 2,432 reads 156 comments

  18. Oakland Raider Bruce Campbell: Why Move Him?

    Bruce Campbell is 6'7'', 315 pounds, and two tons of left-tackle talent. He is a physical specimen the likes the NFL has never seen in an offensive linemen. His physical measurables are also off of the chart, to match his sculpted body...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 3,613 reads 151 comments

  19. 2010 NFL Predictions: Top Five Oakland Raiders Fantasy Football Picks

    Oakland Raiders and Fantasy Football have been about as oxymoronic as you can get for the last few years. However, times have changed. The Raiders are now set to break out some new Fantasy picks...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 2,772 reads 12 comments

  20. Oakland Raider's Undrafted Gems 2010: Alex Parsons

    Undrafted gems are a good way to fill a team's need. I believe that center Alex Parsons is this year's undrafted gem. Desmond Bryant was an udrafted gem from last year. He may not have been big time, but he did help the run defense improve a little...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,664 reads 52 comments

  21. Chaz Schilens: Oakland Raiders Have Their No. 81

    When football fans think of the of the number 81, Terrell Owens and Randy Moss come to mind. They are both big, fast, playmaking receivers. I believe there is a new one coming into the picture in 2010...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 329 reads 95 comments

  22. It's Time For a New Pay Scale In The NFL

    Roger Goodell is now negotiating the collective bargaining agreement for 2011 and on. I have an idea for Goodell: It is definitely time to do something about the NFL players' salaries...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 556 reads 24 comments

  23. Raider Reclamation 2010: Kamerion Wimbley

    The Oakland Raiders are known for their reclamation projects. Any time the Raiders are doing well, there are one or more reclamation projects making big contributions...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,896 reads 75 comments

  24. Will Al Davis Let His Coaches Coach in 2010?

    There has often been trouble for head coaches bringing their program to Raider Nation. Much of it is blamed on Raider owner Al Davis. Many in the media say, "He mettles too much and will never get a respected coach to come to Oakland...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,196 reads 82 comments

  25. Has Al Davis Rebuilt Raider Nation?

    Emperor of :Raider Nation", Al Davis, has been the subject of ridicule since their Super Bowl run in 2002. I was among those critics at one time. Davis did have some misses, but one must realize just how much Davis has had to endure...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,570 reads 41 comments