Category: Oakland Raiders

D.J. Hayden Overcomes All Odds to be Taken No. 12 Overall by Oakland

Monday, April 29th, 2013

There are plenty of people who are surprised that D.J. Hayden is even alive right now. But he overcame a tremendous injury in practice for Houston and not only survived, but was selected No. 12 overall by the Oakland Raiders on Thursday. Hayden tore his inferior vena cava, a crucial ...

Sharrif Floyd Talks Oakland and Philadelphia, Says he Didn’t Watch Football Until 2007

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Sharrif Floyd might be a local Philadelphia kid, and he might be a top-five pick tonight in the opening round of the NFL Draft. Despite that, though, Floyd didn't grow up an Eagles fan ... or a football fan at all. Sharrif Floyd joined Anthony Gargano, Glen Macnow, and Ray Didinger ...

Jeff Garcia Says JaMarcus Russell has Lost 30 Pounds in Three Months as the Two Former Raiders Train Together

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

JaMarcus Russell continues to train under the tutelage of former teammate and NFL starter Jeff Garcia as one of the biggest busts in NFL history attempts to revive his reputation and resume his pro football career. But while you'd expect Garcia to stick up for Russell in trying to sell ...

Matt Flynn Welcomes Competition in Oakland, says Seattle Experience “Lit a Fire” Under Him

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Only one year ago, Matt Flynn was considered to be a nice consolation prize at the quarterback position on the free-agent market. He had performed so well in Green Bay that the expectations were high in Seattle, but Flynn ended up getting beaten out by rookie Russell Wilson in training ...

New Cardinals Quarterback Carson Palmer Calls His New Gig an Absolute No-Brainer

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Carson Palmer has a new home in Arizona. The Oakland Raiders shipped the veteran quarterback to the Cardinals, who are putting together a fresh look with a new coaching staff. While Palmer isn't a spring chicken, the thought of him racking up yards with Larry Fitzgerald is intriguing. Carson Palmer joined ...

Dennis Allen Goes Through Growing Pains in First Season as Raiders Head Coach

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen didn't make a whole lot of noise in his first season with the team. The Raiders finished third in the AFC West with a 4-12 record, and Allen knows that kind of mark won't cut it. That said, he does seem to see some ...

Oakland Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen Refuses to be Suckered Into a “Loser’s Mentality”

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Dennis Allen's Oakland Raiders are coming off their first shutout in 10 years, getting the Raiders back on track in an ugly victory over an even uglier opponent. But not all Raiders fans are likely thrilled with the victory over Kansas City, because what was technically a meaningless win might ...

Darren McFadden: If Players Can Hide Concussions, They Probably Do

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Darren McFadden has been out the past few weeks, but it hasn't had anything to do with a concussion. It's been an ankle injury for him, but that didn't stop him from giving an interesting answer to a question on concussions. Questioned about whether guys hide concussions, given the fact ...

Riding A Three-Game Winning Streak, Drew Brees Praises Saints For Playing ‘Complementary Football’

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

The New Orleans Saints may have started out the season with the odds stacked against them thanks to the fallout of the bounty gate scandal, but this team is hitting its stride at the right time of year. New Orleans started out the season at 0-4 and has bounced back ...

Peyton Manning, Denver’s Offense Build Momentum After Big Game

Friday, October 5th, 2012

I had the chance to see Peyton Manning quarterback a football game in person for the first time last Sunday and it was a real treat. The third quarter that the Denver Broncos posted in their drubbing of Oakland was about as an impressive 15 minutes of football as you'll ...