Posts Tagged ‘Oakland Raiders’

PFT preseason power rankings No. 5: Oakland Raiders

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

The biggest news of the Raiders offseason had little to do with the team they’ll be putting on the field in September. For these purposes, though, the right guard is the representative of a line that can sometimes get undervalued due to the other star power.

2017 NFL Preview: AFC West

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

The AFC West is the premier division in the NFL, bar none. All four teams have legitimate playoff aspirations. Kansas City won the West with 12 wins by virtue of a tiebreaker over the ascendant Raiders, following five straight division crowns by the Broncos. The Chargers are looking to surprise following a five win 2016 campaign. It would be impossible to find a stronger group of pass rushers than the AFC West boasts. All four teams also feature bonafide playmakers on offense. 2017 is primed to be an absolute dogfight in the West, with as many as three teams making the playoffs. Final divisional standings prediction: 1. Oakland Raiders Freshly paid quarterback Derek Carr will return from an untimely

Say Whatever About New Police Chief, but Be Careful What You Say About Detroit

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Hey. Be careful what you say about Detroit. I don’t know anything about this new Dallas police chief coming down here — U. Renee Hall, a deputy chief in the Detroit Police Department — but I do know a little bit about her hometown. Judging by some of the comments I’m getting when I’m out walking my dogs, everybody and his dog knows the bad news. That’s the old news. The real news about Detroit is the good news. Not that things haven’t been tough up there. A new movie coming out next month will depict the 1967 Detroit race riot, or as some people call it, the Detroit uprising. Uprising, riot, I don’t know. It was bad. I was a young man watching the TV news in a nearby university town when the

Match made in marketing heaven: Raiders Khalil Mack signs with Mack Trucks

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Oakland Raiders defensive star Khalil Mack is one of the best players in the league, but nationally he gets little to no attention. In a match straight out of Marketing 101, Mack has signed a promotional deal with Mack Trucks. Natural fit: Oakland’s Khalil Mack has a new endorsement deal with Mack Trucks.

Marshawn Lynch’s Raiders jersey is beasting in sales … everywhere

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Marshawn Lynch’s Raiders jersey has been a big seller this offseason. If Marshawn Lynch fails spectacularly with the Oakland Raiders at least a lot of people will have his jersey to wear ironically, like anyone with a Jerry Rice Denver Broncos jersey. Lynch, who came out of retirement this season to play in his hometown of Oakland, is still popular and people seem to be thrilled he’s back.

Oakland Raiders training camp: Three questions facing the team

Monday, July 17th, 2017

The NFL season is inching closer. Through July, Shutdown Corner will examine three big questions for each NFL team as it heads to training camp. OAKLAND RAIDERS Start date: July 24 for rookies; July 28 for veterans Location: Napa, Calif. 1. What does

Former Patriots QB Babe Parilli dies at 87

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Babe Parilli, the former Patriots quarterback who starred in the team's American Football League days, died Saturday. He was 87. New England announced the death. The cause of death wasn't disclosed. Parilli played for the then-Boston Patriots from 1961 to 1967. He was voted to three AFL All-Star games and was the AFL's Comeback Player of the Year in 1966. Parilli was named to the All-AFL 10 Year Anniversary Team in 1971 and his 31 touchdown passes in 1964 were a team record until 2007. Parilli is fourth on the Patriots' career passing list with 16,747 yards and is in the team's Hall of Fame. He also was known as excellent holder and was nicknamed "gold finger." He began his pro career with the

Chargers, Rams, Raiders to pay hefty moving fees: report

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

The NFL's Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams will each pay $645 million over 10 years for relocating while the Oakland Raiders face a $378 million fee for their planned move to Las Vegas, ESPN reported Wednesday. The website report, citing unrevealed sources, came on the same day the Green Bay Packers, the lone public-owned NFL club, said the club will receive $27.1 million as its share of the relocation fee payouts. The fees are in line with the projected change in value of the franchises for their moves, the Rams from St. Louis and the Chargers north from San Diego.

Former All-Pro Richard Seymour now tackling poker’s biggest stage

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Former Patriots and Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour is on a different kind of stage now. Nerves are important in poker, as is a great poker face. If the thought of that makes you nervous or maybe turn you into a staring fan, you’d better hope you don’t find yourself in a Las Vegas poker room trying to beat Richard Seymour.

Former Raiders QB attempting comeback at age 48

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Eddie Vanderdoes hasn’t been in the Bay Area has much as he’d like. This year’s third-round pick missed most of the Raiders offseason program due to UCLA’s academic calendar. An NFL rule prevented Vanderdoes from practicing while his school was in session, even if he wasn’t enrolled in spring classes. Vanderdoes, who was training in Los Angeles this summer, came back for off-field work and orientation, but the East Bay will now become home. He can find a nice one after signing his first professional contract on Wednesday morning. The No. 88 overall pick is the seventh member of the 2017 draft class to ink a deal. Only first-round cornerback Gareon Conley and second-round safety Obi Melifonwu