The Oakland Raiders had a ton of money to spend last year and they let down their whole fan base. Justin Tuck was a good pick up, and Charles Woodson was fantastic. Woodson was actually under paid and might be under paid again this year but that is a different story. Reggie McKenzie should be feeling the pressure this offseason. He blew it by getting rid of Hugh Jackson for Dennis Allen, he blew it with last years free agency signings when he had more than $60 million to spend, and Raider Nation is praying he wont make the same mistakes again in 2015. We will take a look at the best fits for the Raiders in free agency. Not just the biggest names, but what makes sense when we also think of the 2015 NFL Draft. We aren’t going to over do it and make a dream team. Keeping ...

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2014 NFL Pro Bowl voting has started! We usually tend to vote for our favorite team players, then the super stars, even if they haven’t been very good. I remember when Adrian Wilson finally made it when he was on the Arizona Cardinals in 2006, Five years after he was drafted. He was on a bad Arizona Cardinals team so he was over looked for so long, even though he made an NFL record 8 sacks for a defensive back in one season the year before. Right now there are many new faces, and players we might over look. Take a look at players that shouldn’t be over looked this year, and cast your votes here. Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns There are three quarterbacks in the AFC that will get the votes. Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Andrew Luck. Though all of them are impressive this year, Hoyer deserves a ...

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Many people over the past 12 years have told me the same joke, “Do you know why the Raiders are so bad? It is because the eye patch is over the good eye.” Yea it is an old one, but now I’m really starting to believe it. The Raiders have had one embarrassing season, and it is only the halfway point. They have been blown out by teams like the Texans and Dolphins, and self destruct against games they have a chance to win against the Jets, Patriots, Chargers, and Browns. Were is the line between the coaches making bad calls, and players not doing their job? After an 0-4 start the Raiders owner Mark Davis fired possibly the worst coach in Raiders history Dennis Allen. That has been the highlight of the year for Raider Nation. There are problems to point out, but there are solutions that will get a talented ...

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Seattle Seahawks 1-1: The season is young, and everyone is bound to lose a game. There is no blueprint or secret the San Diego Chargers have. The offense looks great. It will take a second loss in a row to bump them from their spot. Denver Broncos 2-0: The Broncos won a game they should win. Their offense is fantastic, but when comparing it to last year it looks a few steps behind. After two weeks, Manning has one less TD than he did after week one in 2013. 3. Cincinnati Bengals 2-0: The defense looks like it would dominate any team. I can’t think of a much tougher matchup than facing Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Roddy White, Devin Hester and Harry Douglas. It wasn’t that big of a deal to that Bengals defense. You have to love what Hugh Jackson is doing with the offense, even when his top ...

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This week there were some surprises. Teams that were suppose to win got blown out, and four teams blew their fourth quarter lead. There were game winning drives, and amazing interceptions. There were plenty of Champs and Chumps to go around. Champs Brian Hoyer After an average showing at Pittsburg last week, Brian Hoyer of the Cleveland Browns came out in front of a home crowd that was more than likely wearing Manziel jerseys instead of his. Down by one point late in the fourth quarter Hoyer lead his team on a game winning drive against the New Orleans Saints, making key throws. It was the kind of drive that will keep the fans from chanting “Johnny Football” for at least another week. It also helps that Manziel went three and out on his only drive. Brandon Marshall http://zippy.gfycat.com/EnergeticSorrowfulEnglishsetter.mp4 Sunday Night the San Francisco 49ers were running the table against ...

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Image Credit Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports It gets kind of tiresome listening to a team make excuses for their short comings. Promising better results by making “fixable mistakes”. After twelve years of being the bottom feeders of the NFL, Charles Woodson is tired of it and saying it like it is. The Raiders “suck” and who knows if they will be able to fix these correctable mistakes. Going into a game where they were three point favorites, the Raiders got embarrassed in front of their home crowd. Here is Charles Woodson’s epic post game interview:                                                                                                         (Arian Foster breaking through the Raiders defense)   Q: How surprising is today’s result?  A: It’s disappointing. I don’t know what else to say about it. Coming into the season we felt a lot better about where we were at that point. For whatever reason we haven’t put it together on the field.  Q: Why did they ...

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Week one of the NFL is like Christmas day in September. And just like Christmas, we usually get some good presents and some really bad presents. This week was full of great plays and bad performances. Look who tops each list: Champs of Week 1 The Matthew Stafford-Calvin Johnson Connection Last night Calvin Johnson had 7 receptions for 164 yards and 2 TD’s. Matthew Stafford went 22-32 for 346 yards, 2 TD’s and a rushing TD. What is so great about this is a decent Giants secondary knew exactly what they were going to do and couldn’t stop them. It is going to be a long year for defenses facing these two.  If Calvin Johnson were to keep this average he would end the season with 2,624 receiving yards. Very improbable, but would be fun to see. Also, Mistake prone Stafford had zero turnovers in the game. Looks like the ...

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Last Season The Raiders went through another terrible season going 4-12. They ended up fourth in a strong AFC West where three of the four teams made it to the playoffs. Darren McFadden had another injury plagued year, and the defense lost arguably their best player in Tyvon Branch during the second game of the season. Their defense started hot, and then fizzled out. Their offense showed flashes of big play making ability until Terrelle Pryor’s injury sidelined him. Coach Dennis Allen blew it again for the 2nd season, and had nothing but excuses and tons of blame for everyone but himself. He miraculously kept his job. He hasn’t shown he can lead the team. On the good side, players really like Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver and offensive coordinator Greg Olsen. Free Agency and Offseason Acquisitions The Raiders had the most cap space in the NFL when free agency started. ...

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Charles Woodson of the Oakland Raiders has been my favorite player since he was drafted in 1998. I was 11 years old then. Now, I’m still a huge fan and don’t want his career to end. I wouldn’t know who my new favorite player would be. As a fan though I would want him to finish on top, not as a backup or someone offenses could take advantage of. He had a good season last year on a bad Raiders defense. He racked up 97 tackles, the most of any season in his career, 2 sacks, 1 int, 1 fumble recovery, and another touchdown. Not a bad year at all. If he gets one more touchdown next year he will have the most TDs of any defender in league history. In his 16 year career he has racked up 1018 tackles, 19 sacks, 56 int, and 13 TDs. In a media session after ...

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