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Raiders GM Mike Mayock blames himself for the Antonio Brown mess

Antonio Brown‘s time with the Raiders didn’t go as planned, to put it mildly. Oakland traded a couple of picks to acquire him from the Steelers, and he never ended up playing a game in the silver and black. Brown got into a very public spat with Raiders GM Mike Mayock, reportedly threatening to punch him and calling him a “cracker.” Although head coach Jon Gruden has final say on personnel matters, Mayock still caught a lot of flak for his handling of the situation. Now in an...

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2020 NFL draft underclassman declaration tracker

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Today is the final deadline for college football underclassmen to declare their intention to enter the 2020 NFL draft, and we now have much more clarity on who will be available for the Raiders to select in a few months.

For a complete list of the underclassmen who have declared, follow this link.

There’s been a consistent upward trend in the amount of underclassmen to declare over the past few years, but this year it seems that a fair amount of...

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Draft Hunt: Ohio State CB Damon Arnette

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Many who follow the Raiders closely expect them to look into drafting a cornerback with one of their first round picks this season.

Guys like Kristian Fulton, CJ Henderson, and Trevon Diggs could all be in play at with either of those selections, but if the Raiders elect to wait on the cornerback position, they’ll be interested in bringing in one of the talented, yet flawed corners likely to slip into the third round.

Ohio State’s Damon Arnette is one...

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Packers win over the Seahawks underscores Raiders need for a true No. 1 WR

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Raiders fans say “no duh” when they read the title of this article, but allow me to explain. The Raiders and Packers are built similarly from a philosophical perspective. On offense, their new coach Matt LaFleur has transitioned the Packers to a ball control offense that eschews the modern run-pass ratio, opting for a much more conservative route with one run play to every 1.4 passing attempts.

We all know the Raiders have a ball control offense and Jon...

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How Free Agency Will Affect The Raiders Pick at 12

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Cyril has had to correct me three times that the free agency is BEFORE the NFL draft. Once it finally stuck in my head, I realized that what once was a need for a team before free agency and the draft might not be a need come draft time. I thought it was worth examining what that could mean for the Raiders pick at 12.

And I will say I feel like this isn’t guess work, it’s more like I did research and I’m making educated guesses. Have to add that...

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Poll: Should the Raiders try to trade up for Joe Burrow?

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After posting one of the greatest statistical quarterback seasons in college football history, Joe Burrow rocketed up draft boards from likely Day 3 pick to surefire first overall selection.

With a strong arm, nearly pinpoint accuracy, elite pocket awareness, and the love and adoration of his teammates, Burrow seemingly has it all, and the Cincinnati Bengals would seem like fools if they don’t select him at No. 1.

That said, there’s certainly a chance...

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Patrick Mahomes isn’t going anywhere, and the Raiders need to prepare for that

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We’ve already looked at one thing the Raiders should learn from San Francisco and Tennessee’s run to the postseason, but the takeaway from the Chiefs should be a little different.

After falling down 24-0 in the AFC Divisional round, the Chiefs stormed back, outscoring the Texans by an insane 51-7 mark the rest of the game. Had they not been shut out in the first quarter, who knows how many points Kansas City could’ve piled up.

Raiders fans quickly...

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Silver Mining 1/15: The Backup

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Just Blog Baby: Raiders may want to roll the dice on this veteran QB in free agency

I can’t lie, I actually wouldn’t mind this.

NBC Sports: Independent monitor expresses concern about Raiders stadium completion date

One more game in Oakland?

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'Continuity' is key to Jon Gruden rebuilding the Raiders

Now that Jon Gruden has spent his first two years overhauling the Raiders' roster with young talent, it's time for that talent to grow together.

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Source: Marinelli hired as Raiders' new DL coach

Former Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli will replace Brentson Buckner as the Raiders' defensive line coach, a source told ESPN, confirming an NFL Network report.

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The Raiders should model their play action passing game after the Titans

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Much has been said and written about the Titans runing game and how effective they have been on offense despite Ryan Tannehill not throwing the ball nearly as much as other QBs across the league. The Titans and Raiders share some similarities on offense — big offensive lines with bruising running backs who want to control the clock and punish defenses.

The biggest contrast between the Raiders and the Titans, however, is the yards per attempt that each of...

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Raiders to hire Rod Marinelli as new defensive line coach

The Cowboys firing Jason Garrett also displaced longtime defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, but the former Lions head coach landed a new job. The Raiders are hiring him as their defensive line coach, Jim Trotter of NFL.com reports (on Twitter). Marinelli will replace Brentson Buckner, who joined Jon Gruden‘s staff last year. While Buckner helped the Raiders improve on their anemic 2018 sack total (13) and assisted in Oakland’s run defense climbing from 30th in 2018 to eighth this...

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Raiders fire DL coach Brenston Buckner, hire former Cowboys DC Rod Marinelli

It’s never a dull moment as a Raider fan, as the news cycle just keeps on spinning. In a shocking move the Raiders have announced that defensive line coach Brenston Buckner has been fired.

The move comes as a surprise because Buckner was credited with aiding the development of rookies Maxx Crosby and Clelin Ferrell, not to mention the overall play of the defensive line was much better in 2019. Drastic improvements were made in the sack total as well as run defense.

In 2019, the run...

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Report: Raiders replacing D-line coach Brentson Buckner with Rod Marinelli

The Raiders had one of the most improved defensive lines in football this season, which it is why it is so unexpected that their defensive line coach is now looking for a new job. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is expected to hire Rod Marinelli as his new defensive line coach to replace Brentson Buckner, Jim Trotter of NFL Network reports. Marinelli served as the defensive coordinator and defensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys for the past seven seasons, and he worked on Gruden’s staff...

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Josh Jacobs wins PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year

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Capping off an excellent rookie season, Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was named the Pro Football Writers of America Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Hope he's got more room on the trophy shelf.@iAM_JoshJacobs wins the PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year award: https://t.co/W1AbmW4hQO #RaiderNation | #JacobsForOROY pic.twitter.com/dNeFhp75tu

— The Raiders (@Raiders) January 14, 2020

Jacobs burst onto the scene and made an instant impact for the offense....

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CFB National Championship open game thread

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The culmination of the college football season takes place tonight as LSU and Clemson face off.

This pair of undefeated teams each boast some remarkable NFL talent on both sides of the ball, and it’s the perfect night for us to simultaneously put our scouting caps on and enjoy the hell out of the game.

This game seemingly features the top overall draft pick for the next two seasons with Joe Burrow facing golden boy Trevor Lawrence. And despite the fact...

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The Raiders should model their front seven after the 49ers’ fearsome unit

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The Raiders season has been over for two weeks now, but the NFL playoffs march on, and now only four teams remain in the hunt for the Lombardi trophy.

In an effort to look at what the Raiders can learn from the last teams standing, we’ll be discussing a few lessons that can be learned regarding how each franchise found themselves one game away from a Super Bowl appearance.

The San Francisco 49ers were the NFL’s most improved team this season, and one of...

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Silver Mining 1/13: Tom Flores denied from the NFL Hall of Fame. Again.

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Raiders Wire: Tom Flores again denied Hall of Fame induction in what figured to be his best chance to get in

This was 100 percent his best chance to get in, and they decided to put in Jimmy Johnson and a media personality. I’m not that upset about Johnson, but Bill Cowher? Really? It’s infuriating because the Pro Football Hall of Fame is overlooking a man who...

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Darren Waller snags Raiders “Anything But Ordinary” Player of the Year nominee

Raiders tight end Darren Waller career year continues as he’s being nominated for an inaugural award.

This season, the NFL in partnership with Microsoft Surface, have created the first ever “Anything But Ordinary” Player of the Year Award. This is fan voted award, with a chance to win two tickets to this year’s Super Bowl. You can vote for the Raiders’ nominee Darren Waller here.

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NFL Sunday Divisional Round open thread

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It’s time to find out who will be taking on the San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans in the NFC and AFC championship games.

First, the Texans and Chiefs square off at 3:05 ET, before the Seahawks and Packers take the field at 6:40 ET.

Kansas City and Green Bay are both clear favorites at home, but as we saw on Saturday, anything can happen in the playoffs and games almost certainly are not played on paper. Many are now placing bets on the...

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