I must agree with the analytical sentiments of a writer on sports-reference.com who determined that Tim Brown had the most consistent Hall of Fame credentials between him, Cris Carter, and Andre Reed.
The Hall of Fame has released its list of 17 finalists for the Hall of Fame, including four wide receivers. Jerry Rice tops the list as a shoo-in, while Tim Brown, Andre Reed, and Cris Carter round out the other three.
In the case of Reed from the Buffalo Bills, Reed benefited from a pass-orientated offense, was on a team that has six Hall of Famers, and generally didn't dominate ...
Earlier, we had looked at the concept of Tom Cable staying with the Raiders. But what about the other side of the coin? What happens if Al Davis decides, "Hey Tom, we enjoyed almost two years of coaching from you, but we need to move on (not in a different direction)."
First things first, is if Cable is gone, you can imagine who he QB is going to be. Yes, I can hear it now—Jamarcus Russell. Love him or hate him, he's Al's million dollar baby, in more ways than one. Not to say that this is the main culprit behind ...
Kirk Morrison is Oakland-born and raised, growing up in the bay area. He is also a fan favorite and considered home-grown talent.
Now he is a free agent and weighing his options in the NFL.
Some have suggested that he would love to stay in Oakland and would even give the Raiders a "home team discount" because he was born a Raider fan and always dreamed of playing for the Raiders.
But some of his recent comments have suggested otherwise.
Childhood dreams only last so long, especially when you've been living the dream for five years and have seen nothing but disappointment.
This week ...
There are so many opinions and so many ways to aggregate the data to describe the history of the Oakland Raiders.
This article focuses on the point-differential per season. It measures the amount of points the Raiders allowed their opponents to gather during each season.
Several observations can be made:
1. In 1969, the Oakland Raiders outscored their opponents by 235 points.
2. In 1968, there was another all-time high of plus 220 points. In other words, in those days the Raiders scored much more than their opponents.
3. John Madden had a 10 year record as head coach of the Oakland Raiders, and for each ...
Al Davis is facing a crisis that is rapidly reaching an epic level. The aging owner has watched his beloved Raiders be ridiculed and mocked, and the downward spiral has spanned seven long seasons. Although much of the blame lies on his shoulders, it seems that his supporting cast has no interest in bringing the franchise back from the brink to its once dominating, in-your-face brand of football.
To say Davis still has a hand in day-to-day operations would be a gross exaggeration. One fan described Davis' fifty-foot walk from his limo to the front door as "heartbreaking." He said ...
It seems like Darren McFadden was an Oakland Raiders rookie just a short time ago, bright-eyed and ready for anything.
The first few weeks of pre-season in 2008, Coach Lane Kiffin was intent on discovering if McFadden could run effectively between the tackles. It turned out he did so pretty well though not much else about his game was tested in the early going.
The fans were led to believe we would see an explosive and innovative use of McFadden in the regular season. To be fair, we never got a chance to see what Kiffin could do with McFadden since his ...
I'm going to give you a solution to a problem that has been agonizing to fans for the past several seasons. Follow my steps and you'll be on the quick road to a successful run defense in 2010 Oakland Raiders.
The first thing that you need to do is get Richard Seymour back. Not hard. I think he wants a nice fat chunk of change, so give it to him. He is your best defensive lineman at this point and has said he wants to help turn it around. If he doesn't like your offer, then franchise him.
The next move should ...
There is no sugar-coating it. Ever since Rich Gannon retired the Raiders have been bad.
And since then Gannon has been a harsh critic. Publicly stating his displeasure for the way the Raiders organization is being run and for how the team is being coached.
Lately Gannon has been making a lot of noise regarding the Raiders on his sports talk show on Sirius Radio or as a CBS sports analyst.
First Gannon allegedly went back and broke down every one of JaMarcus Russells' pass attempts. He wrote a detailed report concluding and suggesting that Russell could be great with his help.
Then on Sirius Radio Gannon told us ...
Color me pessimistic, but I was happy when the A's non-tendered Jack Cust at the Dec 12 deadline and I am not happy about the re-signing of Jack Cust today. I've tried very hard to wrap my head around whatever it is that Beane is planning this offseason, but doing so is like when my NASA scientist father speaks his science speak at me.
Buster Olney from ESPN was quoted as saying the A's value Cust "in a way that many other teams do not." Nearly a month on the free-agent market and Cust must return to the only team that ...
Oh, the hope was something else for a while there.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame had their first draft, of the players to be chosen for the 2010 ballot. Out of this batch, 25 names were picked and during this process, fans were allowed to vote once per day for their favorites.
It is not surprising that the Raiders were dominating the top 10, controlling eight of the top 10 spots, only missing out on sixth, held by Emmitt Smith and Cris Carter, in at 10th.
Then today, they announced the selections for the 15 finalists, who would go on, dropping ten ...