RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Derek Carr predicts 30 sacks for Khalil Mack

Khalil Mack has established himself as one of the premier defensive players in the NFL. If his teammate’s prediction becomes reality, the talented pass rusher will put together one of the better individual seasons in league history later this year. In just his second year in the NFL, Mack earned a Pro Bowl nod and became the first player in league history to be named First-Team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ronnie Lott spearheading Raiders' new stadium proposal

As an alternative to moving the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, Ronnie Lott and Rodney Peete are the face of a “predominantly African American” group of investors looking to build a new stadium in Oakland, as reported by Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross of the San Francisco Chronicle. “In recent weeks, ex-49er Lott and Peete, both of whom played briefly for the Raiders, have...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr predicts Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks in 2016

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wasn’t kidding when he said All-Pro teammate Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks in 2016. “I think he’s going to sack the quarterback 30 times,” Carr said, via NFL.com. “Watch the tape. He’s held every play. He’s like nobody else in the league. He’s talented.” The NFL record for sacks in a season belongs to Michael Strahan, who...
Via The Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr predicts Raiders teammate Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks in 2016

No player saw a bigger uptick in production from 2014 to last season than Khalil Mack of the Oakland Raiders. The second-year player made a smooth transition from outside linebacker to full-time defensive end, racking up 15 sacks, 77 tackles and two forced fumbles. His 15 sacks were 11 more than he had in 2014 and ranked him second in the NFL, just 2.5 behind J.J. Watt.With the kind...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Taiwan Jones could have trouble making the Raiders roster

When the Oakland Raiders drafted Taiwan Jones back in 2011, it was with the hope that with his speed he would become a stud running back. That never happened but he went on to become a very important special teams member for the Raiders and one of the better gunners in the league. But then Bill Musgrave came to town and suddenly, Jones looked like the guy the Raiders hoped they were...
Via cover32
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Possible Vegas move by Raiders not on agenda for Charlotte meetings

With the possibility of the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas gathering more and more momentum, it officially will gather no additional momentum at the quarterly meetings this week in Charlotte. Peter King of TheMMQB.com reports that the official agenda does not include the Raiders-to-Vegas issue. Still, it’s safe to assume that every owner will be asked…
Via Pro Football Talk
19 hours ago

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman on the Raiders

Like the blooming of flowers or returning birds, Oakland Raiders relocation talk seems to be a rite of spring. Our readers deserve answers and we are doing our best to provide you with them. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman was extremely vocal in her dedication to lure the Raiders to Southern Nevada. The mayor was gracious enough to answer a few questions regarding the move. Q: What...
Via cover32
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Saga of the Oakland Raiders

The last time the Oakland Raiders went to the Super Bowl, almost no one noticed. And the National Football League couldn’t care less if they ever get to their penultimate game again. The Raiders had a call go against them on an obscure rule that wiped out a fumble recovery that would’ve propelled them into the Super Bowl. Tom Brady “tucked” a would-be fumble and the Patriots...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Here Is Connor Cook In His Full Oakland Raiders Uniform At The NFLPA Rookie Premiere

After a fairly trying NFL Draft process, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook landed with the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round. He will be behind incumbent starter Derek Carr, but Cook has impressed his coaches thus far. Today, the NFLPA held its Rookie Premiere event, which featured the top NFL newcomers taking photos and filming videos in their new full uniforms. Cook juggled...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft approves of a Raiders move to Las Vegas

Will the NFL allow the Oakland….err..Los Angeles…err Oakland Raiders to move yet again? It has been a hot topic all offseason in NFL circles, and many believed the biggest hurdle would be convincing other owners the move should happen. If the tea leaves are to be understood, then it appears a major player appears to be on the side of the move. That’s because reports indicate...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Elway has great reaction to Raiders’ Twitter trolling

The Oakland Raiders engaged in some Twitter-based trolling of the Denver Broncos this week, and John Elway’s reaction when confronted with the social media chicanery is about as good as it gets. It all started on Tuesday when the NFL offered up the following tweet, providing the Raiders with the impetus to engage in some smack talk: The @Broncos D?It currently rules the AFC...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Biggest potential for an Oakland Raiders draft bust

The other day, we talked about two guys who could be hidden gems for the Raiders from this year’s draft class. Now let’s take a look at the guys who could potentially be a bust from this year’s draft class. I know that’s not a fun thing to think about, but it’s always a possibility so there’s no reason to hide from it. Since typically the term “bust” is only associated...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders get crushed after claiming they have a better defense than the Broncos

The Oakland Raiders brought in a flight of defensive upgrades and replacements this offseason after losing Charles Woodson and Justin Tuck to retirement.This had them feeling quite confident Wednesday morning, so confident they were cool with correcting a tweet sent out by the NFL about the Broncos defense ruling the roost in AFC West.See what they did there?The Broncos saw, and...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Oakland Raiders defense could be great this season

Recently, some speculation has been made about Khalil Mack’s comments stating that this Oakland Raiders defense has the ability if they “max out” to be just as good as the Denver Broncos historic defense last season. With how good Denver’s defense was last year, it seems hard to believe the Raiders are capable of replicating such a talented side of the ball. However, the...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio On Connor Cook: “He’s Been Outstanding”

Twitter/@BairCSN Connor Cook’s path to the NFL Draft was plagued by questions about his personality and leadership skills. While some thought the Michigan State quarterback could potentially sneak into the end of the first round of last month’s NFL Draft, he wound up falling to the fourth round, where he was selected by the Oakland Raiders 100th overall. After the beginning...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders move to Las Vegas is closer to reality than previously thought

Las Vegas is becoming the darling for many professional sports teams looking at expansion and relocation. The NHL’s dance with Las Vegas looks surely like it will end up with an expansion team awarded to the city come next year, and now the NFL looks to be closer to Vegas than ever before, with Raiders owner Mark Davis making public appearances at Vegas stadium meetings. An unnamed...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL 2016: Oakland Raiders Appear Set to Move to Las Vegas

It looks like the idea of an NFL team in Las Vegas might come to fruition if the Oakland Raiders have anything to say about it. In a move that the late Al Davis would be proud of, the Davis family is working its way toward bring the franchise to the great state of Nevada. The NFL will never be the same should this happen. The gambling capital of the world would have its own professional...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas Mayor hints at interest in the Chargers

The city of Las Vegas is aggressively pursuing an NFL team and have previously been in talks with the Raiders. And while the Raiders remain Vegas’ top priority, NBC’s Paul Pabst is reporting that the San Diego Chargers are also “in play.” Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said that while the Raiders are the focus, the Chargers are in play-"I know they are absolutely looking...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fertittas selling UFC to make ownership play for Raiders?

The owners of the UFC are going to have a lot of money to spend if they wind up selling their extremely successful business, and there is already speculation that they could use some of that cash to make an ownership play at an NFL franchise. Brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who control the UFC’s parent company Zuffa, LLC, are said to be interested in the Oakland Raiders...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Oakland Raiders ready for the playoffs?

The Oakland Raiders have been in a playoff drought for over a decade and for the first time in along time it looks like this team is ready to make some noise in the postseason. Unlike most years, the Oakland Raiders were a hot destination for free agents this offseason, allowing them to sign top-tier players such as Bruce Irvin, Kelechi Osemele, Sean Smith, etc. There is a sense...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas mayor on Raiders: 'I know we will have a team'

There hasn’t been much news about the Oakland Raiders and Las Vegas as of late, but on Tuesday, that drought of news was ended with a flood of comments from Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman. Goodman appeared on ESPN’s Capital Games podcast, hosted by Andy Katz and Rick Klein, and spoke positively about the Raiders moving to Sin City. In fact, she went as far as to say, “I...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't look now but the Oakland Raiders are good again

For what seems like the hundredth time in the last 15 years, the Oakland Raiders find themselves at a crossroads. Each of the previous 99 times ended with the Raiders laying face down in the mud with their pants around their ankles. This time, it appears they’ve not only stayed upright, but they’ve managed to hit a full sprint down the path to success. Last time we checked...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Cook’s father Chris may have soured teams on QB

Connor Cook took a surprising tumble down the draft board last weekend and didn’t hear his name called until early in the fourth round, and suddenly we are hearing a lot of rumblings about character concerns. Cook’s father, Chris, may have been one small reason for Connor’s unexpected slip. Over the past several days, various blogs and news outlets have dug up some of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders move to Las Vegas is gaining steam

Las Vegas Raiders? It just rolls off the tongue, and it could be happening sooner than most realize. This is not a ruse, nor is it a joke: The Oakland Raiders could be moving to Las Vegas sometime in the near future. Vincent Bonsigore of the Los Angeles Daily News called this upcoming week “huge” for owner Mark Davis and the Raiders and said a move to Las Vegas is “getting...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr: Raiders ‘want the same kind of jump’ in 2016

Quarterback Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders improved by four wins to 7-9 in 2015, but with several big acquisitions arriving this offseason and Carr entering his third NFL season, expectations in Oakland are much higher for 2016. “What we did last year on the field was better, but we want the same kind of jump again this year,” Carr said, via CSN Bay Area. “We want to be...
Via The Sports Daily
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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