1. Oakland Raiders' 59—14 Victory Leaves More Questions Than Answers

    It’s Wednesday, and the buzz amid Oakland 's 59—14 trouncing of the Denver Broncos is still hanging heavily in the air. The Raiders return to practice today with a much brighter disposition...

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  2. The Oakland Raiders' Interest in Matt Leinart Could Be an Injury Red Flag

    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Raiders have interest in a possible trade for disgruntled Arizona Cardinal quarterback Matt Leinart. If the trade happened, it would be three former first-round quarterbacks on the Raiders roster...

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  3. Raiders Vs. 49ers: The Good, The Bad, And The Questionable

    With the San Francisco 49ers Oakland Raiders preseason game in the books it's time to breakdown how the Raiders fared. Due to the Bay Area rivalry, this was the Raiders most physical matchup to date...

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  4. NFL Preseason 2010: Oakland Raiders vs. San Francisco 49ers Predictions

    The third preseason game is typically considered to be the main "dress rehearsal" for every teams starting line up. A game plan is set and the starters typically play the whole first half and possibly more...

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  5. Jason Campbell: Where He Goes, the Oakland Raiders Follow

    Do the Raiders have leadership? The initial knee jerk reaction would be to say "of course." If asked who those leaders are, Nnamdi Asomugha and Richard Seymour are most likely the first names to come to mind and you would be absolutely right...

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  6. Oakland Raider Wide Receiver Battles: The Under Six Feet Edition

    For a team that is coming off of a 5-11 season, the amount of position battles are very few. Raiders beat writer Jerry McDonald has written about the competition at the full ...

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  7. Oakland Raiders Preseason Game One: Offense Sluggish, Run D Better

    Last night, the Raiders defeated the Cowboys 17-9 in their first preseason game. You take things with a grain of salt in the preseason, but there was a lot of telling information both for and against the Raiders...

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  8. JaMarcus Russell Cut: Raiders Fans Should Wish Him Well

    I am not a JaMarcus Russell apologist. His performance on the field and demeanor off it all expressed a lethargy that has cost the Raiders $39 million over three seasons, and many profanities in my home...

    Steven Smith Written by Steven Smith about 4 years ago 1,062 reads 102 comments

  9. Preparation For Round Two: Who Might Be on The Raiders Radar

    The first round of the draft is finished and teams have retreated back to their hotels to strategize for tomorrow. There were plenty of surprise trades and free-falling players to make the second round even more intriguing...

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  10. 2010 NFL Draft: What the Oakland Raiders Shouldn't Do

    As everyone knows, this is Al Davis' time to shine. Nothing involved in tonight's draft will move unless Al Davis gives the word. That said, Mr Davis hasn't hit on a number one pick since Nnamdi Asomugha in 2003...

    Steven Smith Written by Steven Smith about 4 years ago 840 reads 20 comments

  11. Phoenix Suns: Why They Can (and Can't) Make It To the NBA Finals

    Finally with the last games of the NBA season coming to a close tonight, it's time to focus on the playoffs. The Suns play the Utah Jazz tonight and the implications of this, and other games, will change the matchups and chances for each team.

    Steven Smith Written by Steven Smith about 4 years ago 1,126 reads 1 comments

  12. Start the "Fire Andy Reid" Countdown Now

    If you've just woken up from a coma, the Philadelphia Eagles have traded away Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins...

    Steven Smith Written by Steven Smith about over 4 years ago 475 reads 7 comments

  13. NFLWeek Six Picks: Eli Wins on the Road, Broncos Take First L, I'm Not a Homer

    Last weekend was a blur of hippies, pretzel necklaces, and Hooters girls so I didn’t get to my prediction piece. I finished with 11 correct picks and am fighting for more in my NFC West Pick’Em League...

    Steven Smith Written by Steven Smith about over 4 years ago 302 reads 4 comments

  14. Raiders Winning, Steelers Losing, Farve's Revenge: Week Four Picks

    Week four is tomorrow and I am just now writing one of these. If you didn't know, which I wouldn't expect you to know because I never mentioned it, I am in this special NFC West Pick'em competition...

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  15. Oakland Raiders: Rookie Receivers Moving to Opposite Sides Of the Success Chain

    Forget moral victories. Forget playing better than expected. No matter how you look at it, the Raiders defeat courtesy of the rival Chargers was a bitter one...

    Steven Smith Written by Steven Smith about almost 5 years ago 2,048 reads 8 comments

  16. Melanie, Madden, Merriman, MJ: Friday Recap

    This is has been a busy week in sports with football taking the majority of the nations attention. Last night was the opening of the NFL season and the second week of the college football season will be highlighted by USC and Ohio State...

    Steven Smith Written by Steven Smith about almost 5 years ago 309 reads 0 comments

  17. Vick Runs, Bowen Retires, Blount Suspended: Friday Recap

    I've decided to start a weekly recap slide show to highlight and give perspective to the sports news that has happened throughout the week. It won't be too in-depth. Just random thoughts and opinions...

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  18. Raider Heyward-Bey Can't Hold Onto the Ball, But at Least He's Not Holding Out

    While I was skimming through the Oakland Raider camp notes, and cringing at Darrius Heyward-Bey’s camp struggles, I came across the most recent wide receiver signing of Jeremy Maclin. Thinking to myself I said, “Great...

    Steven Smith Written by Steven Smith about almost 5 years ago 2,731 reads 64 comments

  19. Big Red Goes to Camp: Storylines for the Arizona Cardinals

    Hallelujah! Camps are beginning to open! Time for position battles, in-house scraps, and preseason games to wet our appetite for the 16 weeks that is the NFL regular season...

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  20. Message to Phoenix Suns—You Are Rebuilding: A Look at the Draft

    This Phoenix Suns season was a disappointing one. It’s not because the Suns missed the playoffs for the first time in four years, and not because the Suns lost all-star Amar’e Stoudemire for the season...

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  21. The 10 Worst NBA Nicknames

    NBA players and nicknames go together like peas and carrots. The problem is that some of them don't really put the player in the greatest light. If you yourself or a family member created your nickname, it probably isn't that good...

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  22. A Sit Down With Greg Toler

    Players take many paths to enter the NFL. There’s always more than one story on players who have defeated seemingly insurmountable odds. Then there are stories of self-destruction where an opportunity is blown due to bad decisions...

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  23. Arizona Cardinals: The Shootout Specialists

    Expectations couldn’t be higher this season for fans of the Arizona Cardinals. Last year, teams knew the attack was coming by air, but more often than not, they couldn’t stop the onslaught...

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  24. The NFC West: Battle of the Birds

    In many critics eyes the Arizona Cardinals won the division by default. The usual top dog of the West, the Seattle Seahawks, were struck by the injury bug and everybody else just wasn’t that good...

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  25. Arizona Cardinals: A New Standard

    The Cardinals reaching the Super Bowl was one of the more far-fetched playoff runs that we have seen in recent memory...

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