1. Raiders Offensive Line Issues: Tom Cable Needs Kevin Mawae

    A fourth round draft choice was given up for the up-and-down center Samson Satele in a trade over a year ago, which was supposed to bring a quality center to Oakland from Miami. It didn't...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 4 years ago 1,121 reads 41 comments

  2. Cable Will Live and Die by Gradkowskiowski

    Is this a new era? A breath of fresh air? The Raiders think it could be a bit of both with fourth year signal caller Bruce Gradkowski, who has officially relieved JaMarcus Russell of quarterback duties for the foreseeable future (so Cable claims)...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about over 4 years ago 121 reads 4 comments

  3. Can the Raiders Sweep the Chiefs?

    December 28th, 2002. The Raiders beat the Kansas City Chiefs 24-0 in Oakland, only to go on to the Superbowl, but fell on their face 48-21 against former head coach Jon Gruden to start their 24-78 nosedive...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about over 4 years ago 103 reads 4 comments

  4. Chargers Game Last Chance To Salvage Season?

    In the week leading up to the season opener, Richard Seymour said he was "blindsided," by the trade from New England to Oakland. Last Sunday, being "blindsided" would have been better than what actually happened...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about over 4 years ago 85 reads 1 comments

  5. Next Four Weeks Will Make Or Break Raiders Season

    To use the word "disappointed" to describe the current state of the once proud “Team of the Decades” would be to master the understatement. The Raiders' record over the last 100 games stands at a miserable 25-75...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 93 reads 2 comments

  6. Raiders Running Game Has It's Shot

    The Raiders face the NFL's worst run defense (32nd) this weekend in the Houston Texans. Through three games the RaidersĀ have had problems gettingĀ the running game going that was in the top ten the past two seasons...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 61 reads 1 comments

  7. Raiders Running No Where

    Sure, we're only approaching week three in the NFL. It is not yet time to panic on a team that is 1-1 or one that has a quarterback completing just above 30 percent of his passes, but maybe time to be overly concerned if you are Tom Cable...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 51 reads 7 comments

  8. Patience Is Key With Russell

    A second year starting quarterback who is part of a team's weekly game-plan usually doesn't post a faint 35.2% completion rate after two games. But in Russell's defense he did produce when it really counted-- in the final minutes of the past two games...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 43 reads 4 comments

  9. Raiders Win, Despite Awful Game By Offense

    Raiders are now 1-1, but their first win (13-10) did not come so easily against their AFC west rival Kansas City. Oakland ran 25 times for a poor 2.7 rushing average per attempt...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 18 reads 1 comments

  10. Seymour to Play Monday Night, Should Give Raiders Extra Motivation

    Now that Richard Seymour has arrived in Oakland donning his #92 Raider jersey, the Raiders would like to get some pads underneath that jersey and get him out on the field to wreak havoc on the Chargers come Monday night...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 49 reads 6 comments

  11. Predictions As Raiders Prep for Opener

    In less than a week, the Raiders will host their AFC West rival the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football in Oakland...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 50 reads 1 comments

  12. Camp Is Over; What Do We Know?

    Training Camp is over in Napa, and we are less than three weeks away from the start of the regular season. What have we learned? -The Raider run defense is still very questionable, to say the least...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 36 reads 1 comments

  13. Raiders Struggle Against Niners, Cut Veteran Fullback

    The Raiders never cease to amaze, do they? Today they brought back safety Rashad Baker, who was recently cut from the Eagles. The main reason for bringing back Baker was due to Mitchell's hamstring injury, which is up in the air...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 33 reads 1 comments

  14. Raiders To Tackle 49ers

    Besides the report(s) of Raiders head coach Tom Cable punching assistant coach Randy Hanson, there are other things going on in Raider land. That would be a two-day joint practice with the San Francisco 49ers today and tomorrow in Napa...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 289 reads 2 comments

  15. Raiders Ready To Play: Players to Watch

    The Raiders will finally be taking the field in Oakland for the first time since December. Fans and players alike are hungry to have the answers to various questions: Who will get the most ...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 2,270 reads 11 comments

  16. Raider Speed = Opposing Defensive Nightmares

    "There are no speed limits on the road to excellence." (David W. Johnson) One could assume Mr. Davis likes that quote, as proved through the years with his desire of speed and a "commitment to excellence...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 681 reads 11 comments

  17. Heyward-Bey The Better Choice After All?

    Although the top two receivers taken in this year's NFL Draft have yet to take part in a pro football game yet, one of them has at least been signed and practicing with his team. That player is the seventh overall pick in April, former Maryland, 4...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 1,709 reads 17 comments

  18. Oakland Raiders: Uh-Oh, Sanjay Lal Is In Trouble

    TFDS' guest writer AJ DeMello sees some trouble brewing with the Raiders new receivers coach. This after the rather inexperienced position coach got a stern talking to by Mr. Al Davis himself and later another finger-wagging from Tom Cable...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 1,976 reads 13 comments

  19. With Derrick Burgess' Holdout Urges, What Are the Raiders' Options?

    Things seem to have calmed down a little bit in practice today, as the players settled in and prepared for the full contact on Monday. The only thing still unsettled is the situation with the Derrick Burgess holdout...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 2,512 reads 16 comments

  20. Key Positions To Watch For the Raiders In Camp

    Nearly every position on this Raider team will enter camp with question marks attached to them. But some positions will have coaches and fans completely drawing a blank...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 79 reads 0 comments

  21. Raiders Content With Their Defensive Ends

    With all the discontent and uncertainty surrounding the defensive end position for the Raiders, it looks like the Raiders may finally have a group they can feel good about...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 689 reads 16 comments

  22. Not a Make Or Break Season For Russell, Yet

    With ESPN's NFL Live reserving a spot in just about every telecast for a "Will JaMarcus Russell be replaced" segment and every Raider fan in the country wondering about the same thing, it is a hot topic of discussion...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 612 reads 13 comments

  23. Can Javon Walker Return to Relevance?

    The title of this article is a question that Raider fans have been wondering for a while now. And while hope springs eternal, that hope has never been gratified with the kind of talents that Javon Walker has been known for in the past...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about almost 5 years ago 609 reads 13 comments

  24. Raiders With Fantasy Impact

    "For all of you Fantasy Football junkies out there who like to get an early start on putting their teams together, A.J. DeMello is here to help...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about 5 years ago 331 reads 8 comments

  25. Kirk Morrison Needs To Step It Up

    One of the most overrated players I've seen in Oakland from the buildup of Raider fans over the course of the past few years is Kirk Morrison.A lot of fans love him, no matter how bad his instincts and tackling on the football field have been...

    A.J. DeMello Written by A.J. DeMello about 5 years ago 1,380 reads 49 comments