Posts Tagged ‘Oakland Raiders’

Leonard Williams, seven others on Jets’ injury report

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Jets DE Leonard Williams is among eight players on the Jets' injury report this week, coach Todd Bowles said on Thursday. Williams is battling a sore wrist, Bowles said, and the team will have to wait and see how he feels to determine his availability for the team's Week 3 matchup against the Dolphins on Sunday. "He's pretty tough, but he's pretty sore, so we limited him today," Bowles said. Brian Winters, Eric Tomlinson, Jordan Leggett, Muhammad Wilkerson, Neal Sterling, Robby Anderson, and Rontez Miles also did not practice.  Anderson has a sore knee, but the Jets' coach is not worried about production from the receivers if he's unable to play. "We still have (Jermaine) Kearse, we still have

Redskins look to emulate Raiders’ offense in prime time

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The Oakland Raiders' offense is ready for prime time. The Washington Redskins' offense hopes it will be. With their passing attack led by Derek Carr and Michael Crabtree and running game by Marshawn Lynch, the Raiders have the NFL's fourth-ranked offense and are looking to continue their best start since their 2002 Super Bowl season.

Economic benefits of NFL stadium boom are ‘vastly overblown’

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

New NFL stadiums are steadily getting more expensive. Perhaps you saw the many mocking social media posts last weekend pointing out the rows and rows of empty seats at the LA Rams and LA Chargers games in Week 2 of the NFL season. Both teams are playing in temporary homes — the Rams in LA Coliseum, a college stadium, and the Chargers in StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., a soccer stadium — until they move into LA Stadium at Hollywood Park, projected to open up in 2020 and cost $2.6 billion.

The Jet Stream: Limo stealing and Carr-jacking

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Christopher Johnson, the Jets' acting owner as his brother Woody Johnson serves as Ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Donald Trump, says the team isn't tanking. "It couldn't be further from the truth," Johnson told reporters on Wednesday. "I want to win every game. Every player in that locker room wants to win. What you're seeing, I think, are growing pains. These are young guys. There are some older guys on the team. Some of them, they're doing an extraordinary job. But I think you're going to see this team get better and better and better. That's what I'm looking for. And we are definitely not tanking." The Jets, who have started the season 0-2 and are expected to have one ot

Ex-Raider Terrelle Pryor: My dominant season starts this week vs Oakland

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

ALAMEDA – Derek Carr is trying to moonlight as a pop star. That’s what a guerilla marketing campaign by a San Joaquin Valley credit union would have you believe. They released billboards and short video teasers of the Raiders quarterback prepping to shoot a music video this summer, and the full video/commercial spot was released on Monday. It’s well, something else. Clearly meant to be self deprecating, Carr is pumping up Educational Employees Credit Union and their great rates in the mock music video, where Carr is given a certain boy-band vibe. Take a look:  Derek’s brother David shows up later in the ad, clearly upset at being outshined by little bro. It’s the latest in an annual series of

After 0-10 start, Raiders QB Derek Carr nears .500 mark

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Derek Carr has almost completed the climb out of the hole created by the 0-10 start to his career. Heading into his 50th career start on Sunday night in Washington, Carr has a chance to even his career winning percentage to .500 as part of a rapid rise from a rough beginning to his tenure with the Oakland Raiders. ''Whenever you start 0-10, it usually doesn't end well, but I'm glad that we're trending in the right direction,'' Carr said Wednesday.

The Patriots Steal Back The Top Ranking

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

So much for settling in at the top. A week ago in this space, I noted that the Kansas City Chiefs had vaulted to No. 1 in our NFL Elo ratings, leapfrogging the previously top-rated New England Patriots with a win over the Pats in Week 1. Well, K.C.’s reign in first place turned out to be brief: The Pats retook the top slot in Week 2, bumping the Chiefs down to second. I know what you’re thinking: Kansas City won on Sunday, so what gives? You can dig deep into Elo’s methodology here, but the basic premise is that it assigns each team a power rating that can be used to predict the outcome of any game. Once that game is in the books, Elo takes rating points away from the loser and gives them to

Derek Carr’s music video has debuted and it’s everything you dreamed it would be

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

A month ago, we all collectively asked ourselves, what the hell was up with this random tweet from Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, in which he previewed what appeared to be his pop star debut. Did Derek Carr have a secret hobby no one ever knew about? The poor lip-syncing, the wardrobe, the peering through some sort of jungle, the surprise cameo from David Carr! 10 out of 10, would watch again.

Banged-up Redskins not getting Cravens back this season

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Amid injuries to more than a quarter of their starters, the Washington Redskins won't have Su'a Cravens for the rest of the season after putting the 22-year-old safety on the reserve/left squad list. The Redskins had a month to decide what to do with the 2016 second-round pick and opted to rule him out this season. ''We sincerely hope that Su'a uses this time away from the club to reflect upon whether or not he'd like to resume his career in the National Football League in 2018,'' the Redskins said in a statement Monday.

Jets players complain about Marshawn Lynch’s ‘demoralizing’ sideline dance during blowout loss

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is just two games into his NFL comeback and has already reestablished himself as one of the league's most polarizing characters. As time ran was running out in the Raiders' 45-20 victory over the New York Jets, Lynch decided he was in the mood to have a bit of fun on the sideline. When "Oakland" by Vell came blaring over the Oakland Coliseum loudspeakers, the five-time Pro Bowler immediately got to his feet and treated fans to one of the most hilariously enthusiastic dance performances of the season.