Elias Trejo – May 24, 2012
After Hue Jackson was fired by the new regime he left a few quotes that will follow him forever. One thing he did say is something that everyone has known, but hasn't payed much attention to. Al Davis ran the defense and the head coach ran the offense as long as it featured some deep balls every once in a while. The Raiders were a man to man defense and played more man to man than any other team in the NFL. They rarely disguised their coverage and didn't have too many complicated blitzes or zone schemes. This made the Raiders defense predictable and after the NFL turned into a passing league, it actually hurt the Raiders run defense as well.
Jerry Rump – May 23, 2012
It has been an incredibly long decade for Raider Nation, as ever since the 2002 season, there has been one disappointing game after another for the Oakland Raiders. Attempts to repair this problem entailed relatively dismal experiments by the organization in what became a never-ending carousel of pathetic starting quarterbacks such as, Jamarcus Russell, Kerry Collins, Andrew Walter, ect...
Luis Reyes – May 21, 2012
The Oakland Raiders will have one of the toughest schedules they’ve had in recent years, but that shouldn’t—and will not be an excuse in Reggie McKenzie or Dennis Allen’s eyes. They will be facing five different playoff teams outside the division. Out of those five games three are road games.
Jimmy Hal – May 23, 2012
When Dennis Allen was hired as the Oakland Raiders new head coach, general manager Reggie McKenzie made it abundantly clear that Allen would be allowed to hire his own coaching staff. As a defensive minded coach, many wondered who Allen would choose to be the offensive coordinator. Fans lobbied to retain Al Saunders, who was the Raiders coordinator in 2011. The Raiders were 11th in overall offense under Saunders.
John Doublin – May 21, 2012
To continue Raider Nation Times' series on the depth at every position of the Oakland Raiders, it's time to discuss perhaps the most talented squad on the team—the running backs.
Wilson – May 21, 2012
Going into the 2012 draft, it appeared that there was room for a rookie quarterback on the Oakland Raiders roster. Oakland didn’t take a quarterback in the draft, but soon after signed Matt Leinart as veteran backup to Carson Palmer. Rhett Bomar was cut after the rookie camp, leaving the Raiders with just three.
John Doublin – May 19, 2012
With all the turmoil going on during the rebuilding of the Oakland Raiders—Rolando McClain missing camp and perhaps the season with legal trouble and Darrius Heyward-Bey being arrested for driving under the influence, not to mention replacing the legend that was Al Davis—the last thing general manager Reggie McKenzie wants to deal with is a contract hold-out.
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