1. Al Davis Misunderstood Or Passed By?

    Several fans, media outlets, and analysts like to point out everything wrong with the Raiders and say it's because of Al Davis, the game has passed him by, and the team is still among the league's worst...

    jeremy baril Written by jeremy baril about 5 years ago 154 reads 8 comments

  2. The Next John Madden?

    When John Madden was hired as the head of the Oakland Raiders immediately the analysts and various media outlets routinely stated Madden was Al’s puppet...

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  3. Kick a Man When He's Down?

    I look at the Raiders past six year as two different periods of time. Pre Shell or Post- Shell. Pre-Shell this team was old, expensive from old contracts, combined with more miss than hit drafting over 3 years and just slow...

    jeremy baril Written by jeremy baril about 5 years ago 50 reads 2 comments

  4. Is JaMarcus Russell's Partying Really That Bad?

    Take a look at the following 4 QB's and unfortunate photos that were taken of them. How does Russell's partying photos compare to other QB's recent negative press photos? I believe after you ...

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  5. Jamarcus Russell's Accuracy Linked to More Blitzes?

    Recently while reading quotes from Tom Cable with regard to the recent Organized Team Activities (OTA’s), I’ve come under the impression Jamarcus Russell is being asked to not only ...

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  6. Who Was a Bigger Reach: Darrius Heyward-Bey or Tyson Jackson?

    Being an Oakland Raiders fan and seeing all of the negative comments with regards to the drafting of Darrius Heyward-Bey with the seventh pick in the draft, I decided to take a look ...

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  7. Al's New Track Team Of Football Players

    Can you say Al finally has his track team? Yes you can, but at the same time unlike other attempts these WR’s have the ability to play football and aren’t track stars first although they have track speed...

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  8. Blue Collar with a Corvette

    Two words describe Tom Cable and how he's building this Raiders team, blue collar. This team is being built as a run team first. Typically it's been the other way around, pass to set up the run...

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  9. Michael Crabtree and Texas Tech Wide Receivers

    Although I have to admit Michael Crabtree does have amazing hands, looking at WR's that have come out of Texas Tech and have struggled does provide for some interesting comparisons ...

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  10. A Different Look at Darrius Heyward-Bey

    I wanted to take a different look at Darrius Heyward-Bey, something other than the usual defending of why Al took him No. 7 or the various articles that have discussed why Al's lost it...

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  11. Debunking Another Al Davis/Raiders Myth: Eight Seconds To Throw?

    First off, I want to state that this article has nothing to do with what slot WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (DHB) was drafted. It's about the bias at ESPN, specifically from "geniuses" Cris Carter and Trent Dilfer...

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  12. With the No. 7 Pick in the Draft, Oakland Raiders Select LT Andre Smith

    With the recent development of Detroit talking with Matt Stafford, Aaron Curry, and Jason Smith, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at three scenarios if they do take one of those players and what could happen to the Top 10...

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  13. The Marshall Plan: The New Defensive Coaching Staff's Effect on the Raiders

    For the last six years, Rob Ryan had no idea what he was doing year in and year out. Prior to Lane Kiffin being fired, both he and Ryan seemed at odds...

    jeremy baril Written by jeremy baril about 5 years ago 486 reads 11 comments

  14. Oakland Trades #7 Pick: Top 10 Mock Draft Part II

    After playing around with the various picks and seeing how players are moving up I decided to do another Mock Draft. This is similar to my last mock in that I had the first three picks the same...

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  15. Myth or Fact: Oakland's Al Davis Takes a DB or CB in Every Draft

    Myth: Al Davis takes a DB or CB in every draft. Truth: Since 1963 (Davis' first year with team) the team didn’t take a DB these years: ’64, ’65, ’67, ’83, ...

    jeremy baril Written by jeremy baril about over 5 years ago 395 reads 6 comments

  16. 1988 NFL Draft Revisited

    Two years ago every analyst out there chose the Raiders to draft Calvin Johnson because of his height/weight/speed ratios. This year it’s Darius Heyward-Bey...

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  17. Raiders Get Crabtree- An Updated Top 10 Mock Draft

    Here's an updated Top 10 Mock NFL Draft. I have Michael Crabtree falling to the Raiders once the draft actually starts, all Pro Day events, and obviously visits have been completed. I believe after Stafford’s Pro Day he has become the top rated QB

    jeremy baril Written by jeremy baril about over 5 years ago 514 reads 23 comments

  18. Oakland Raiders: Now That I Can See the Light

    Being a Raiders fan, I constantly hear negative talk about how horrible the offense is and how this team is years away from being competitive. No matter how I hard I try, even fellow Raider fans I know even believe the ship is going down fast...

    jeremy baril Written by jeremy baril about over 5 years ago 525 reads 31 comments

  19. Oakland Raiders: Michael Crabtree Vs. Jeremy Maclin

    For the four years, the WR corps has been a model of inconsistency, especially with recently cut Ronald Curry. I believe at the #7 spot in the NFL draft the need pick DT and LT won't be available therefore WR will be upgraded...

    jeremy baril Written by jeremy baril about over 5 years ago 1,024 reads 16 comments

  20. Oakland Raiders Draft: The Perfect Scenario to Trade Down?

    Everyone says Al Davis never trades down in the first round. I'm one of those people as well, but I believe it could happen, based on asking for a pirate's booty for trading down for which no team has been willing to pay Davis' price...

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  21. An Oakland Raiders' Realistic Approach to the Top 10

    1: Detroit-Sanchez/Stafford 2: St Louis-Jason Smith 3: Kansas City-BJ Raji 4: Seattle-Curry, Stafford, Sanchez 5: Cleveland-Stafford, Sanchez, Curry 6: Cincinnati-Eugene Monroe 7: Oakland-Crabtree 8...

    jeremy baril Written by jeremy baril about over 5 years ago 2,970 reads 27 comments

  22. Los Angeles Raiders Part Deux?

    Obviously part deux because the Raiders have moved to Los Angeles before, and there’s always going to be the threat of them moving again...

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  23. A Puppet You Say?

    Raiders' coaches who were considered puppets yet succeeded: John Rauch- He was hired to be the heir apparent to Al Davis as coach and won the '67 AFL Championship...

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  24. Cable Guy = DSL OR DIALUP?

    Obviously there is a lot of negativity with regards to the possible hiring of Tom Cable, but provided he’s hired, as a fan how do we look at his hiring? Can the hiring be looked ...

    jeremy baril Written by jeremy baril about over 5 years ago 1,651 reads 13 comments

  25. Oakland Draft Scenario No. 1

    Given the fact I'm an Oakland Raiders fan, I'm writing an article about various scenarios in which we'll be forced to pick a player not necessarily by choice of need but by who is the better of those remaining...

    jeremy baril Written by jeremy baril about over 5 years ago 593 reads 8 comments