Posts Tagged ‘Oakland Raiders’

2020 Position Battle: Offensive line has the talent to be elite, but they need to stay healthy

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Everyone knows the best way to succeed in the NFL is to win the battle in the trenches, and over the last few years the Raiders have set themselves up nicely to thrive in the passing and running game. Even though we have a pretty good idea of who the starting five will be in 2020, let's recap the offensive line. Previous Position Battles: Quarterbacks, Cornerbacks, Running Backs, Defensive Line, Wide Receivers, Linebackers New Faces John Simpson Eric Kush Kamaal Seymour Sam Young Returning Playe...

Maxx Crosby, Clelin Ferrell are confident about Raiders

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

It’s rare to see a rookie or second-year player take a leadership role, and were Crosby on the Raiders’ offense that may not be possible yet. But for a defense that could feature seven or more new starters next season, Crosby is a leader. And pulling from his “competitive edge” spirit, Crosby sounds enthusiastic about providing reasons for optimism and confidence with his teammates in 2020.

PFF ranks the Las Vegas Raiders wideout near bottom of the NFL

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

The Raiders upgraded their wideout group this offseason, but PFF feels they have a long way to go before they are one of the better units in the NFL. During the 2019 NFL season, the then-Oakland Raiders struggled at the wide receiver group in a big way. Expected to go into the year with Antonio Brown headlining a group that included Tyrell Williams, the Raiders looked very different in Week 1, as Brown never played for the Silver and Black, and Williams ascended into the WR1 role.

Maxx Crosby wants “to set the example” for the Raiders

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby said earlier this offseason that he expects a lot of "great competition" in the AFC West this season and he's sharing a bit of what he thinks the team needs to do to thrive in the face of such opposition. Crosby's thoughts aren't about particular plays or on-field strategies. His [more]

Raiders player reacts to Redskins change

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby says he’s on board with the Washington Redskins changing the team's name.

2020 Position Battle: The Raiders snagged two of the league’s premier linebackers in free agency

Monday, July 13th, 2020

In free agency, the Raiders sought out the modern-day linebacker, signing Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkoski — both players were regarded by NFL analysts as the two most-coveted linebackers in free agency. Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther has seen vast improvement to his group this offseason and he must be sitting in his office smiling from ear to ear watching tape; let's break down his unit's newest playmakers and more.

The similarities of Josh Jacobs and Todd Gurley

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Last August, Raiders rookie Josh Jacobs called up Rams running back Todd Gurley before a joint practice and told him he was going to pick his brain a little bit. They had never met before but Jacobs knew this was the type of player he wanted to become. First and foremost just [want to ask] how he takes care of his body,” he said.

ESPN ranks Raiders offensive weapons at No. 24 entering 2020 season

Monday, July 13th, 2020

For the most part, the offense performed better than expected as Waller and Jacobs became studs at their respective positions. Hunter Renfrow played well in the slot, but their outside wide receiver position was still a major problem. After missing on Martavis Bryant and Antonio Brown in back-to-back offseasons, the Raiders decided to use the NFL Draft to upgrade their wide receiver corps.

ESPN low on Las Vegas Raiders offensive weapons heading into 2020

Monday, July 13th, 2020

The Las Vegas Raiders made it a point to bring in more offensive weapons this offseason, but ESPN still feels it is one of the worst groups in the league. The Las Vegas Raiders battled through injuries to the wide receiver group last season, as Tyrell Williams went down with plantar fasciitis, and they had to insert multiple players to make up for the losses.

Raiders news: Rodney Hudson voted highest-rated center by PFF

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Yesterday I talked about a lineman on the Raiders who was very highly touted, today let’s talk about another. In a recent poll from ESPN, Rodney Hudson was ranked as the sixth-best interior offensive lineman in the NFL. You can make the case that his ranking is far too low, and for good reason.