1. Raider Nation's New Secretary of Defense

    Raider Nation has a new Secretary of Defense. He is Butkus Award winning middle linebacker Rolando McClain. The Raiders are coming off of a year where the defense ranked 29th against the run...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 2,002 reads 76 comments

  2. 10 Reasons Why the Oakland Raiders Should Move Michael Huff to Corner

    If I had enough money, I would put this on billboards for Al Davis to see. I just can't seem to let it go. I have 10 scientific and logical reasons why Huff should play corner for the Raiders...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,488 reads 65 comments

  3. If I Could Be President of Raider Nation For Eight Weeks

    In no way do I mean to disrespect Mr. Al Davis or Tom Cable. They have done an awesome job this offseason. There are just a few more moves that need to be made. I believe these moves could possibly make the Raiders a Super Bowl contender...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 836 reads 59 comments

  4. Jason Campbell Has the Oakland Raiders Right on Schedule

    I have heard rumblings to the contrary, but the Raiders are right where they should be with Jason Campbell. Many have said, "Jason Campbell isn't a great quarterback." Last year, Campbell threw for 3,618 yards with 20 touchdowns and 15 interceptions...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 7,070 reads 119 comments

  5. Raider Nation Is Sleeping on Louis Murphy

    Raider Nation appears to be sleeping on Louis Murphy so far. Most of the talk has been about this offseason and for good reason. "Big" John Henderson, Rolando McClain, and Lamarr Houston are now in Oakland to stop the run...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,047 reads 45 comments

  6. There is Another "Ghost" in Raider Nation

    The Raiders have another big-play tight end, and Zach Miller is that "Ghost." This is the third ghost to appear in Raider Nation. Todd Christiansen appeared in Raider Nation just a few years after Dave Casper...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 732 reads 24 comments

  7. Has Tyvon Branch Become a Premier Strong Safety?

    Has Tyvon Branch become a premier strong safety? A case can be made that Branch has definentely joined the elites. He seems to be all over the field just like Troy Palamalu and Bob Sanders...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,571 reads 29 comments

  8. Can Khalif Barnes Get a Shot with the Oakland Raiders?

    After all the offseason improvements, Oakland Raiders look to be a left tackle away from contention. Jared Gaither looks good in silver and black, but it doesn't look like that will happen...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,559 reads 104 comments

  9. Darren McFadden: One Change Away from Superstardom

    "Football is a game of inches." That's the old dictum that comes to mind when thinking of how little of a margin it is between a winner and loser of an NFL football game. Even blowouts can result from a series of plays that barely go the winner's way...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,867 reads 40 comments

  10. Is It Time for the Bush Administration in Raider Nation?

    In the '80s, we saw Rigginomics (John Riggins) in Washington with the Redskins. From the late '90s til the turn of the century, we saw the Marshall Plan (Marshall Faulk). That was in Indianapolis and St...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,020 reads 47 comments

  11. Late-Round Picks That Should Break Out in 2010 for the Oakland Raiders

    There's nothing like a late-round steal. They often make up for early round picks that don't work out. When you get one to go along with a first round pick, that double whammy shortens rebuilding process ...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 390 reads 6 comments

  12. Raider Nation Shouldn't Rush To Judgement

    Many in Raider Nation are ready to call Darren McFadden a "bust." They say,"Michael Bush is way better." or "We need to trade McFadden...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 554 reads 42 comments

  13. Top 10 Oakland Raiders Running Backs of All Time

    With Darren McFadden now appearing to be as advertized, I couldn't help but reflect on all of the great backs that have come out of Raider Nation.Being a great Raiders running back isn't just about stats...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 42,558 reads 45 comments

  14. Could Darren McFadden Be Another O.J. Simpson?

    At 6'1", 212 pounds, Darren McFadden is the exact same size as OJ Simpson was as an NFL running back. Simpson could, and McFadden still can, run with the wind...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 4,459 reads 103 comments

  15. Wanted in Raider Nation: Jared Gaither

    Another billboard should soon to be posted. Jared Gaither is a wanted man in Raider Nation. If you see him, bring him in. Al Davis has already dramatically improved the Raiders but Gaither is the one player that can put us over the top...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,249 reads 84 comments

  16. Oakland Raiders: Are We There Yet?

    The Oakland Raiders version of "Are We There Yet?" is a drama about Raider Nation's journey to get there after seven horrible years. It's far from Ice Cube's sitcom. However, the happier part of the drama is coming...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,656 reads 46 comments

  17. The Oakland Raider's Backfield: "Jam Master Jay and Run DMC"

    The NFL is now looking for a new backfield band to go up the charts. The Oakland Raiders now have "Jam Master Jay and Run-DMC." Backfield bands across the NFL landscape have have been formed...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,384 reads 10 comments

  18. There's No Need to Worry About Richard Seymour

    Raider Nation has been worried sick about the whereabouts of Richard Seymour. For what? Many have speculated that he doesn't want to be with the Raiders anymore. I've even heard a ridiculous suggestion to trade him for Albert Haynesworth...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,158 reads 25 comments

  19. How Vince Young and Chris Johnson Could Be Co-MVPs for the Raiders

    Quarterback Vince Young and running back Chris Johnson could very well be the co-MVPs for the Raiders next season. How? Are the Raiders planning on trading for the pair? No! The Raiders don't even have need for their positions...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,048 reads 38 comments

  20. Oakland's Nnamdi Asomugha Getting What He Deserves

    Nnamdi Asomugha is finally getting what he deserves. While Derelle Revis is faking injuries to get more money, Asomugha looks forward to it...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 2,964 reads 111 comments

  21. Raider Nation Goes From Needy to Greedy

    Raider Nation has been starving for the last few years for some good football. Al Davis has finally brought in players that could very well help Raider Nation get to the promised land...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 928 reads 4 comments

  22. The Raiders Need One More Gift From Santa This Spring\Summer.

    Raider Nation has obviously been more nice than naughty lately. Why would I say that? Because he delivered gifts for Raider fans. We all know of the woes the Raiders have had over the last few of years stopping the run...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,200 reads 27 comments

  23. Darrius Heyward-Bey: Don't Laugh Now!

    Many chuckled when Al Davis picked wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey in the first round of the 2009 draft. He was called a "reach" and a "typical Davis track man...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,853 reads 72 comments

  24. Is John Henderson the Final Cog Needed for Oakland Raiders Defense To Click?

    Is John Henderson the final cog in the wheel? Henderson is 31, and his production has dropped over the last couple of years. It's been a while since he's made his last Pro Bowl too...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 2,267 reads 321 comments

  25. Are the Oakland Raiders Getting Help from Division Foes?

    The Raiders are getting help in their quest to win the division title this year. The draft and free agency look to be the completion of the Raiders' long rebuilding process...

    Carl Cockerham Written by Carl Cockerham about 4 years ago 1,847 reads 227 comments