1. Oakland Raiders Week 1: Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns

    Hello Raider Nation, and welcome to the first edition of PHK for the 2010 season. Some of you may remember the column from last season, but it is something I will be rolling out each week like I did last year...

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  2. Six Degrees of Shanahan: How Jason Campbell Ended Up With the Oakland Raiders

    There's a new sheriff in town for the Oakland Raiders in the form of former Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell...

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  3. The Silver and Black: Oakland Raiders Thoughts After The Last Preseason Game

    Well the preseason is now over, with the Raiders posting a respectable 3-1 record, the only loss being against the hated San Francisco 49ers via a touchdown in garbage time...

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  4. Five Keys To Success : What The Oakland Raiders Must Do This Season To Improve

    The Oakland Raiders have been mired in futility for some time now, and to say that Raider Nation is a little sick and tired of being laughed at by others in NFL circles would be the understatement of the century...

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  5. Oakland Raiders Roster Cuts: Scholarship Sam Williams and Other Surprises

    Well, the cut to 53 players was made today as we all know, and there were a few surprises but in all, things shook down mostly as expected. It was a bit of a surprise that, given the struggles of the run game, Manase Tonga was not retained...

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  6. Oakland Raiders Shuffle: Important Position Battles Still Unsettled

    In the offseason, the Oakland Raiders brought in a lot of new blood to improve the team, as well as create competition at some positions of weakness such as offensive line, defensive line, and fullback...

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  7. Rush to Defense: Oakland Raiders Need a Good Game to Open the Season

    There is a distinct air of optimism surrounding the Oakland Raiders this offseason, and with good reason. The team improved the coaching ranks, preserving continuity by bringing back ...

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  8. Silver and Black Setback? Chaz Schilens May Need Knee Surgery

    You have to feel bad for Chaz Schilens. A Raider fan favourite for what he can do when he actually is on the field, the big, fast, dynamic wideout may yet again be sidelined with an injury...

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  9. Oakland Raiders Showing Past Issues a Thing Of the Past

    I am certainly not a perfect man, and am prone to being wrong on a regular basis, like anyone who has strong opinions...

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  10. Oakland Raiders Not Tackling Biggest Issues in Camp

    The second preseason game is tomorrow night against the Chicago Bears, and after a stellar defensive performance against Dallas last Thursday night, coach Tom Cable appears satisfied that his team is ready to be physical once the season starts...

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  11. Oakland Observations: Raiders Rally to Take Down Cowboys

    The stage was set, the air was crisp, and the feel of football was in the air. It was time for the Raiders to roll out their new and improved squad on the green grass of Jerry Jones' baby, and Raider Nation was breathless with anticipation...

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  12. Oakland Raiders Camp: Pre Preseason Thoughts on the First Days of School

    The Raiders have the day off today as they prepare to travel for their Thursday night game against the Dallas Cowboys...

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  13. NFL Predictions: Oakland Raiders Training Camp Thoughts Thus Far

    The Raiders have now completed three of their eight scheduled "walk-through" style practices involving no hitting and plenty of instruction...

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  14. Silver & Blackout: Oakland Raiders Defensive Additions

    The Oakland Raiders defense has struggled in recent years, most notably in stopping the run. LaDainian Tomlinson made running against Oakland an art, and even JAGs like Kolby Smith ...

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  15. The 2010 Oakland Raiders Face a Make or Break Season

    The Raider Nation is one of the most loyal, devoted, and intense fanbases in all of sports. Notorious for excellent game-day food, colourful costumes, and blind devotion to a team that ...

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  16. The Oakland Raiders' New Attitude

    Take a good look at the picture on the right. From the player in the photo to his hangdog expression, it is endemic of the Raiders' issues for the better part of this decade...

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  17. Oakland Raiders : The Black & The SIlver

    The Oakland Raiders have been known to make a mistake or two in recent offseasons, so it should be no surprise that the coaching staff, players, organization, and fans in the Raider ...

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  18. The Odyssey: JaMarcus Russell Released by the Oakland Raiders

    While it comes as no surprise that the Oakland Raiders have (according to a team spokesman via the blog by Jerry McDonald at www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders) released JaMarcus Russell, it does come as a surprise that it happened now...

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  19. Oakland Raiders Heading into Minicamp with Optimism

    First point: Goodbye, Kirk. We will miss you. You exemplified what a Raider should be, you always gave your all, you wore your heart on your sleeve, and you were relentlessly optimistic...

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  20. Free Agency, Justin Fargas, and Fat Russell? A Fan Perspective

    As anyone who has read my articles knows, I have been on quite a hiatus. I am no longer (justifiably) a featured columnist on Bleacher Report, though I hope to return to that status in the future when time and life allow...

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  21. Why I Want Tom Cable To Stay

    Amid rampant speculation on Tom Cable's future, there is a divided opinion in the Raider Nation as to whether the embattled coach should stay or go...

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  22. Oakland Raiders Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns in Season Finale

    Well, what a long, strange season it's been for the Oakland Raiders. From in-house fighting before the season began, to a mega trade before opening night, to JaMarcus Russell's struggles to the ...

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  23. Oakland Raiders Have a Great Opportunity to Win Two In a Row

    This team is confusing. Are we a running team? Are we a passing team? Does Tom Cable even know what kind of team he wants? The Raider Nation has been clamoring all year for more Michael Bush...

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  24. Al Davis Must Choose Between JaMarcus Russell and Oakland Raiders

    Because he can't have both. Not after a recent interview with JaMarcus Russell in which the young man spoke volumes by saying essentially that Bruce Gradkowski's success was just luck, his own ...

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  25. Round 2? Randy Hanson Inexplicably Back with Oakland Raiders

    After generating some good will amongst a frustrated and rightfully fed up fan base by winning a huge game in Pittsburgh last weekend, the Oakland Raiders have once again taken steps to ensure ...

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