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 on: Today at 06:41:31 PM 
Started by ghostmech - Last post by varaider
That just begs the question...did Amy's departure have anything to do with Mckenzie or Jackson leaving? I don't remember her reason for leaving.

Yes it did, I believe there is an interview where she even said it was a bad decision to get rid of him....  Might have even been on that same program...

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 on: Today at 06:17:14 PM 
Started by ghostmech - Last post by az raider
That just begs the question...did Amy's departure have anything to do with Mckenzie or Jackson leaving? I don't remember her reason for leaving.

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 on: Today at 03:56:22 PM 
Started by Oakland65 - Last post by 805raiderslo
@VicTafur  ·  1h 1 hour ago
One of best changes Sparano made at bye was moving FS Charles Woodson into box more. "He’s been around the ball & has made a lot of plays"

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 on: Today at 03:54:49 PM 
Started by ghostmech - Last post by 805raiderslo
As long as we're dreaming. I'd hire Amy Trask back and give her 1 job. Find us a new city with funding for a new stadium, and get the contract worked out before next season Then find a temporary stadium to play at in '15.

I'd move RM over to negotiate contracts only and strip him of his GM job. He don't accept it, CYA.

Then I'd let Gru pick his own GM


100000% Agree!

I knew shit was fucked up when she left.  The Raiders were just as much hers as they were Al's...  When she decided to roll out, I knew right then something wasn't right within the organization... 

2 of the biggest setbacks we've had in the last few years were her resigning and the firing of Hue Jackson...  And we're paying for it dearly...

Amy Trask on Huey...
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/MWecYbcZm-Q&rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/MWecYbcZm-Q&rel=0</a>

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 on: Today at 03:15:57 PM 
Started by ghostmech - Last post by varaider
As long as we're dreaming. I'd hire Amy Trask back and give her 1 job. Find us a new city with funding for a new stadium, and get the contract worked out before next season Then find a temporary stadium to play at in '15.

I'd move RM over to negotiate contracts only and strip him of his GM job. He don't accept it, CYA.

Then I'd let Gru pick his own GM

100000% Agree!

I knew shit was fucked up when she left.  The Raiders were just as much hers as they were Al's...  When she decided to roll out, I knew right then something wasn't right within the organization... 

2 of the biggest setbacks we've had in the last few years were her resigning and the firing of Hue Jackson...  And we're paying for it dearly...

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 on: Today at 01:12:11 PM 
Started by jayraiderfan - Last post by BC



Looking at the origins of the Raiders logo


 


Randolph Scott was an actor whose career spanned from 1928-1962 and spanned genres ranging from social dramas to crime dramas to comedies to musicals, to name a few. He was most recognized for his roles in westerns though. But as most of Raider Nation can see, he will always be remembered for a symbol that is iconic. A symbol that is distinct and will last through the years. Not like the first logo for the Raiders…




When Al Davis became the coach and general manager for the Oakland Raiders, he changed the logo. He traded the black and gold for the silver and black and also added “RAIDERS” across the top of the logo which still depicted swords crossed behind Scott’s likeness. Interestingly enough, Scott’s likeness has only undergone slight modifications throughout the 50 plus years that his likeness has been seen on Raiders’ helmets as well as on the Raiders’ merchandise seen on Raider Nation today. Davis adopted the silver and black because he liked the black uniforms of the football players at West Point. Davis felt that it made the players look larger and that is part of the reason that he adopted the silver and black for the Raiders over the black and gold that the owners’ group had initially selected.

Davis went on to transform the Raiders from a team into a culture, a society. To this day, in the face of more than a decade of defeat, fans will never waiver because being a Raiders fan is more than being a fan. It is because of Davis that fans nowadays view Raider Nation as a lifestyle rather than a fan base. Davis went on to be enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame in 1992 and was introduced by none other than former Raiders’ head coach, John Madden.

The late Ralph Wilson, Buffalo Bills owner, described Davis as “a coaching genius and astute administrator.” This astute administrator not only made changes to the team on the field, but off as well leading to the most recognized fan base out there.


http://cover32.com/raiders/2014/10/30/throwback-thursday-looking-at-the-origins-of-the-raiders-logo/





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 on: Today at 12:06:54 PM 
Started by 805raiderslo - Last post by az raider
Hate the seachickens....but this will be bad.

CARR is do for a bad game, the seachickens are trying to get back into form. Something tells me that this will be the game that the superbowl champs have been waiting for.

Seachickens 42

Raiders 9

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 on: Today at 10:59:09 AM 
Started by 805raiderslo - Last post by 805raiderslo
What Seahawks' cornerback Richard Sherman says about Raiders' QB






 In less than half his rookie season, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr already has earned a reputation for not shying away from the game's top cornerbacks.

If he feels as if he can get the ball to a certain spot and give his receiver a realistic chance to make the catch, Carr just lets it rip.

"I'm not really surprised at all. He doesn't know any better," Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said, when asked if he was shocked that Carr went after him in an exhibition game. "If you don't know any better, you don't know better."

Carr attacked Sherman on the third play of the game Aug. 28 at the Coliseum, with a deep pass for wide receiver Denarius Moore. The pass fell incomplete. However, Carr had served notice that he wasn't afraid to go at Sherman, regarded by many as the best cornerback in the league, or anyone else in Seattle's vaunted secondary.

On the 10th play of the 12-play drive, Carr went right back at Moore, with Sherman in coverage. Moore made a nice catch of an off-the-mark pass and turned it into a first down at the Seahawks 5-yard line.

The Raiders scored a touchdown two plays later. That energized the crowd and started a 28-point outburst, with Carr accounting for three of the touchdowns through the air.

"If I were just to eliminate one side of a play or a progression, I'm hurting us," Carr said, "and I can't do that. I've got to be able to trust that our guys will make the plays against whoever is guarding them. But I promise you, I know where those guys are at all times as soon as I break the huddle."

Yet, time and again, Carr has gone after the opposing team's top cornerback. Against the Chargers, Carr connected with receiver Andre Holmes for a 77-yard touchdown on the third play of the game.

Carr targeted Holmes because he noticed Holmes in one-on-one coverage. It didn't matter that the cornerback was well-regarded Brandon Flowers. He also has gone after the likes of Patriots standout cornerback Darrelle Revis and Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson.

"I know we can say, 'Hey, you threw at him, you threw at him.' It's not an arrogant thing," Carr said. "It's not one of those things at all. Trust me, I know where they are and I'm very careful about where we're throwing it, what routes we're throwing."

Carr gets another shot at Sherman and the Seahawks this Sunday. Only this time, the game will count in the standings, it will be played in Seattle and Sherman will be on high alert.

Sherman oftentimes goes long stretches without seeing any action. He said he is expecting Carr to test him once again, based on how Carr played the first seven games.

"He's just been slinging the ball around," Sherman said. "I don't think he thinks about who's guarding anybody or anything like that. He just slings it. He's got nothing to lose, obviously."

Carr's fearlessness isn't lost on Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who recalled Carr's strong showing in that exhibition game.

"He played great against us," Carroll said, "and we've seen nothing but that, really, since Tony (Sparano, coach) took over; the emphasis of really trusting him, believing in him, giving him a chance to win the games. He's done a lot of marvelous stuff.

"I can see why they're excited about him and they've demonstrated so much trust and confidence in him by just the nature of the style of offense that they're willing to throw."

Sparano said it was evident during the pre-draft evaluations of Carr that he was "mature beyond his years" and not fazed by much.

As for his penchant of going after top cornerbacks, Sparano said Carr simply is doing what he is coached to do by offensive coordinator Greg Olson and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo.

"It's a good thing for a young quarterback to continue to go through progressions, work through progressions and whatever his read tells him to do, that's where the ball should go," Sparano said. "He's not being spooked really by anybody that way."

Right offensive tackle Menelik Watson, cornerback TJ Carrie and safety Brandian Ross all practiced Wednesday despite getting banged up in the Browns game.

The Raiders signed safety Larry Asante and placed him on their 53-man roster. They also re-signed linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu, who was released from the active roster Tuesday, and assigned him to their practice squad. Asante spent time with the Raiders in training camp.

http://www.mercurynews.com/raiders/ci_26824854/what-seahawks-cornerback-richard-sherman-says-about-raiders

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 on: Today at 03:13:41 AM 
Started by 805raiderslo - Last post by TIBERIUS
Carr prepares for tough test vs. Seahawks

Derek Carr won the starting quarterback job for the Oakland Raiders in part based on how well he played in the preseason against Seattle.

Now Carr gets a chance to match up Sunday with the defending Super Bowl champions when the games really count in a test he knows will be much tougher than the one he faced back in August.

Carr threw three touchdown passes in the final exhibition game against the Seahawks, showing off the strong arm and fearless attitude that convinced the coaching staff to hand the starting job to a rookie instead of veteran Matt Schaub.

"It's so different," Carr said Wednesday. "It is. That game, it was preseason game No. 4. That's where it ends. There's nothing to be said after that about playing them. This is the defending Super Bowl champs at their house with great players all over the filed. It will be a challenge."

Carr started that game back in August while Schaub nursed a sore elbow. He came out firing, attacking one of the NFL's most feared defenses on a touchdown drive to open the game. He threw at All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman twice on the opening drive, including an 11-yard pass to Denarius Moore on third-and-10 to set up the TD.

Carr added three touchdown TD passes against Seattle's reserves and hasn't given up the starting job since.

Just like in that exhibition game, Carr has shown no hesitation about throwing at top cornerbacks, throwing at Darrelle Revis, Jonathan Joseph and Patrick Peterson during the regular season.

"He's just been slinging the ball around," Sherman said. "I don't think he thinks about who's guarding anybody or anything like that. He just slings it. He's got nothing to lose, obviously."

Sherman called Carr a "gunslinger" who isn't afraid to take shots down field and has done a good job protecting the ball. That will be at a premium on Sunday when the Raiders (0-7) must contend with Seattle's tough defense as well as one of the NFL's loudest crowds in Seattle.

Carr said he has experience playing in front of loud crowds in college, pointing to games at Oregon and Wisconsin specifically. He said he will use hand signals and silent counts when needed but will still be able to change plays at the line of scrimmage.

"You have a plan for it but it's not something that you spend all your time worrying about because it's just football," Carr said. "You go out there, we've done silent all year, we've done hand signals all year. I've heard it gets really loud and I'm sure it will get really loud. We'll just go out and do what we've been taught to do."

Carr has fared well as a rookie despite failing to earn that first win. He has completed 61 percent of his passes for 1,517 yards, nine touchdowns, five interceptions and an 82.0 passer rating.

Carr is tied for the most touchdown passes by a rookie in the first seven games of the season since the merger, joining Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Ben Roethlisberger, Andy Dalton, Brandon Weeden and Sam Bradford with nine apiece.

"He's shown touch, he's shown strong arm stuff, he's shown way down the field stuff, he's moving well and he looks very comfortable," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He looks like a terrific prospect for the years to come and he's on it right now, he's got great numbers for the situation and I'm thinking he's darn good."

NOTES: CB TJ Carrie practiced after leaving Sunday's game with an injured back. ... CB Chimdi Chekwa was sidelined by a hamstring injury. ... The Raiders signed S Larry Asante to add depth to a depleted secondary that has lost Tyvon Branch and Usama Young to season-ending injuries. ... Asante replaces LB Bojay Filimoeatu on the 53-man roster. Filimoeatu was re-signed to the practice squad.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/7d160a493358493d9064d09d325e50b5/carr-prepares-tough-test-vs-seahawks?utm_campaign=NFL&utm_source=SocialFlow&utm_medium=Twitter

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 on: Today at 02:01:11 AM 
Started by TIBERIUS - Last post by TIBERIUS
https://www.numberfire.com/nfl/news/3547/oakland-wide-receiver-andre-holmes-is-already-in-elite-company

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