1. Tiki Barber: Why Signing Him Would Burn the Oakland Raiders

    So Tiki Barber has come out of retirement. In an ordinary offseason, this would most likely register as no more than a blip on the radar...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 6,052 reads 53 comments

  2. Richard Seymour Signs With Oakland Raiders, and Team Solidifies New Direction

    When the Oakland Raiders first traded their 2011 first-round draft pick to the New England Patriots for Richard Seymour, many people were skeptical...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 1,654 reads 30 comments

  3. NFL Labor Peace is Imperative for Oakland Raiders' Al Davis

    Al Davis is a living legend, an icon of both the NFL and California who has influenced the growth of the game of football as a coach, personnel man, and general manager before taking all those hats and more and moving into the owner's box...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 1,418 reads 15 comments

  4. Nnamdi Asomugha Means As Much to City of Oakland As He Does to Raiders

    The city of Oakland is a city divided. For the fortunate few who live in the more affluent neighbourhoods, who get to wake up to sunshine and opportunity, it's a fine place to grow up...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 3,195 reads 33 comments

  5. The Razor's Edge : Things Are Never Dull As an Oakland Raiders Fan

    After years of losing double-digit games, the Raiders finally returned to relative respectability this season by finishing at 8-8, sweeping their division and laying some impressive beatings on some respected teams...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 1,865 reads 9 comments

  6. Oakland Raiders Week 16: Pressures, Hurries and Knockdowns

    The Raiders head into this weekend's contest with Indianapolis in a familiar must-win position. Every game from here on out represents an elimination game for the Raiders, and even if they beat the Colts there is no guarantee of a playoff spot...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 951 reads 7 comments

  7. Oakland Raiders Week 15 : Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns

    The Raiders' playoff hopes took a huge blow last weekend, as they were unable to sustain early dominance and essentially gave away a 38-31 win to the Jacksonville Jaguars...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 673 reads 5 comments

  8. Oakland Raiders Week 14: Pressures, Hurries and Knockdowns

    The Raiders have their biggest game of the season this Sunday when they travel to Jacksonville to face the AFC South leading Jaguars, a team playing better football than most of the NFL in recent weeks...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 1,675 reads 21 comments

  9. Oakland Raiders Week 13: Pressures, Hurries and Knockdowns

    So the Raiders, having won four of their last five games and three in a row heading into the bye, had some momentum and looked better than they had in many, many years. Optimism abounded...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 590 reads 8 comments

  10. Oakland Raiders Week 12 : Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns

    Well, that was ugly. From the pass defense to Richard Seymour's smack to the entire offensive unit, the Raiders played very badly last Sunday against Pittsburgh...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 681 reads 3 comments

  11. Oakland Raiders Week 11: Pressures, Hurries and Knockdowns

    After a nice, relaxing bye week which couldn't have worked out much better for the Raiders, the boys get ready to buckle their chinstraps and take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Steel City this Sunday in a rare 1 p...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 2,270 reads 63 comments

  12. Oakland Raiders Week 9 : Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns

    Our beloved Raiders have given us something to smile about for two straight weeks, first annihilating the hated Denver Broncos 59-14 on October 24th, in Denver no less, and then backing ...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 708 reads 23 comments

  13. Oakland Raiders Quarterbacks: What is the Answer Here?

    The trials and tribulations of Jason Campbell as an Oakland Raider have been alternately interesting and painful to watch, depending on when you tuned in...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 1,761 reads 79 comments

  14. Oakland Raiders Week 8: Pressures, Hurries and Knockdowns

    Oh Raiders, how you confuse and confound us so. One week the Pop Warner-like offense is stalled by the San Francisco 49ers in a putrid effort leading to an uninspired loss...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 1,211 reads 22 comments

  15. Oakland Raiders Week 7 : Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns

    Hello again, Raider Nation, and welcome to this week's edition of Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns, Raider style...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 1,431 reads 27 comments

  16. Oakland Raiders Week 6 : Pressures, Hurries and Knockdowns

    Well folks, it's that time again. Time for good 'ol PHK; but this time, things are a bit different. Things are a bit....happier. More relaxed. We are coming off one of our biggest wins in recent history, and the way it was done cannot be overlooked...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 691 reads 10 comments

  17. Oakland Raiders Final Five Minutes: The Range of Emotions

    As some of you who read my weekly Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns column may know, I was unable to watch football for much of this past Sunday...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 3 years ago 2,715 reads 64 comments

  18. Oakland Raiders Week 5: Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns

    Well, it's that time again folks. That's right, I know you've all been waiting, breathless with anticipation...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 4 years ago 987 reads 19 comments

  19. Oakland Raiders First Quarter Awards, Suprises, and Disappointments

    Hello again Raider Nation! I hope you all are feeling well this fine day. The first quarter of the 2010 season is over, and the Raiders, despite showing improvement on offense and ...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 4 years ago 3,511 reads 22 comments

  20. Oakland Raiders Week 4 : Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns

    Good day folks, and welcome to Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns, week four edition. I apologize for a lack of post-game analysis after the Cardinals game; on Sunday evening, perhaps ...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 4 years ago 589 reads 24 comments

  21. Oakland Raiders Week 3 : Pressures, Hurries and Knockdowns

    The Oakland Raiders go into week 3 trying to improve their season record against the Arizona Cardinals.Well...it's that time again...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 4 years ago 2,597 reads 17 comments

  22. Direct Snap: 10 Oakland Raiders That Surprised in Win Over St. Louis Rams

    The Oakland Raiders defeated the St. Louis Rams, 16-14 at Oakland Coliseum yesterday for their first win of the season.Though many expected the Raiders to win this game, it was not easy, nor was it a sure thing at any point...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 4 years ago 1,934 reads 35 comments

  23. Oakland Raiders Week 2 : Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns

    Hello again, Raider Nation, and welcome to the Week 2 edition of Oakland Raiders PHK.I was hoping to have fewer pressures, more knockdowns, and generally a more positive vibe to work ...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 4 years ago 860 reads 17 comments

  24. Oakland Raiders Need To Put Clash With the Titans in Rearview, Look Ahead

    Okay, so we all know the Raiders fell flat on Sunday. The offense stagnated largely due to a lack of effective blocking by the offensive line, Jason Campbell had a conspicuous debut ...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 4 years ago 536 reads 29 comments

  25. Oakland Raiders Week 1 : The Day After

    Well, that was unexpected. With all the roster turnover, good vibes, and good football players brought into Oakland, not only was a decent showing expected but many felt the Raiders were good enough to win this game...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 4 years ago 1,037 reads 25 comments