1. In Bruce Gradkowski We Trust: A New Day Dawning for the Oakland Raiders?

    I've been taken to task at times this season by the Raider Nation for being somewhat perpetually negative, and at times it's been justified...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 4 years ago 1,166 reads 27 comments

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

    Welcome to another exciting edition of pressures, hurries, and knockdowns for our beloved Raiders. Let's take a look at what's going on this weekend: PRESSURES Al Davis It's finally happened...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 4 years ago 259 reads 8 comments

  3. Oakland Raiders: Thanksgiving Thoughts

    We didn't put our best foot forward yesterday during the Thanksgiving game in Dallas, and paid for it on the scoreboard. It wasn't all bad, though, and there were some signs that were encouraging for the future...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 4 years ago 315 reads 9 comments

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

    We're all feeling pretty good in Raiderland these days, with a temporary break in the clouds coming through in the form of a hard-fought, comeback victory over the heavily favoured Bengals last weekend...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 4 years ago 168 reads 1 comments

  5. Strap On Yer 'Skis and Ride With The Oakland Raiders

    Well, I've been known to say that Bruce Gradkowski isn't any better than JaMarcus Russell, and I don't see how it helps our future to play him. I've also been known to be wrong. Often. And this is another example...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 4 years ago 914 reads 29 comments

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

    After a bye-week hiatus and the a subsequent very busy week for my family, we're back with the old pressures, hurries, and knockdowns...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 4 years ago 503 reads 4 comments

  7. Oakland Raiders Disappoint Again : Quick Hits From Week 10

    The Raider Nation had one last bastion of optimism heading into yesterday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Coming off a bye in which they apparently practiced hard and rejuvenated themselves, ...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 4 years ago 505 reads 6 comments

  8. The Internal Struggle of Oakland Raider Owner Al Davis

    Everyone has an opinion about Al Davis, but the majority seems to think that the game of football has passed him by, and that his arcane ideas about building a team with speed and playing full on man-to-man defense is as outdated as his fashion sense...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 4 years ago 927 reads 33 comments

  9. Oakland Raiders Midseason Awards, Disappointments, and Thoughts

    Well here we are at the bye, in week 9 of the NFL season. The Raiders have played eight games thus far, and sit with an all too familiar and disappointing 2-6 record at the midpoint...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 4 years ago 963 reads 55 comments

  10. Is This Oakland Raider Coach Tom Cable's Bye-Bye Week?

    Going into their bye during week five of last season, the Oakland Raiders were in a familiar position. Sitting with a 1-3 record, a lack of passion, and an uphill climb to improve the squad, ...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about over 4 years ago 973 reads 25 comments

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

    Well, our schizophrenic Raiders showed their "OH" faces again last weekend, getting bent over and taken to task by the New York Jets. We travel to rival San Diego this weekend looking to end a 12-game losing skid against the hated dolts, er, Bolts...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 5 years ago 173 reads 1 comments

  12. The Oakland Raiders JaMarcus Russell Needs To Man Up Or Shut Up

    I think I'm one of the few Oakland Raider fans that still has faith in JaMarcus Russell. The ranks have thinned, and rightly so...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 5 years ago 1,066 reads 27 comments

  13. The Oakland Raiders: The NFL's Answer To Sybil

    *SIGH* After a solid performance against the Eagles in which JaMarcus Russell looked decent if unspectacular...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 5 years ago 718 reads 18 comments

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

    Welcome to another addition of Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns as it applies to our beloved Silver & Black. Even though they played well last weekend and are coming off a big win, there are still concerns, obviously...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 5 years ago 242 reads 5 comments

  15. NFL Week Seven: Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns

    I'm feeling pretty good this week after my Raiders showed up and played with pride and passion in beating the Eagles last weekend. I'm also tempering my enthusiasm for a turnaround until we see how they play this weekend...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 5 years ago 213 reads 0 comments

  16. Oakland Raiders-Philadelphia Eagles: Raiders Man Up, Show Pride and Passion

    We should all wish that Antonio Pierce had something to say about the Raiders every week. One week removed from a performance that was as lackluster and inspired as it was embarrassing, the ...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 5 years ago 756 reads 21 comments

  17. Oakland Raiders Week Six: Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns

    Here is the Week Six edition of my pressures, hurries, and knockdowns. PRESSURES The Entire Organization Can't really pinpoint any particular area, or individual under pressure this week...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 5 years ago 448 reads 8 comments

  18. NFL Week Six: Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns

    Some interesting developments in the last couple of weeks. I was quite ill, which is why I missed a couple articles, but should be no problems going forth. Without further ado, here are my opinions regarding week six in the NFL...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 5 years ago 305 reads 0 comments

  19. New York Giants' Antonio Pierce Could End Up Oakland Raiders MVP

    The collective cries of Raider Nation have fallen on deaf ears. Media criticism and expert analysis has been ignored or sloughed off as "hating...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 5 years ago 1,447 reads 26 comments

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

    Well I'm back. Sorry I missed last week, I was pretty ill, but I'm all better now. Hope I can still say that tomorrow after the Giants game. Sorry about the picture too. Getty Images has a somewhat limited selection...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 5 years ago 363 reads 6 comments

  21. The Oakland Raiders Season : A First Quarter Reflection

    Well the first four games of the season are in the books, and I can't say I'm very happy about the results thus far. We all thought this team would be in better shape at this point; but there ...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 5 years ago 770 reads 4 comments

  22. An Open Letter to JaMarcus Russell: Do You Care?

    Dear JaMarcus, I have been an Oakland Raiders fan for nearly 20 years now. From the moment I saw Bo Jackson on a football field, I was hooked...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 5 years ago 1,885 reads 114 comments

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

    This is the first in what will be a weekly column about the Raiders regarding pressure situations, quick hit thoughts, and myths that have been disproven or are on shaky ground...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 5 years ago 893 reads 22 comments

  24. NFL Week Three: Pressures, Hurries, and Knockdowns

    Welcome to the first of what will be a weekly column of mine, in which I describe pressure situations in the NFL in the Pressures section, make quick hit points in the Hurries section, and express ...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 5 years ago 628 reads 0 comments

  25. The Oakland Raiders Worriesome Win

    The Raiders and Chiefs played yet another closely contested battle today at Arrowhead, with the Raiders pulling out a victory after a late touchdown drive that saw an offense stuck in neutral the entire day finally get it going when it mattered...

    Justin Smith Written by Justin Smith about almost 5 years ago 975 reads 48 comments