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Jeff Spiegel

  • joined Dec 07, 2010
  • last login Jul 07, 2014
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User Blog

Raiders building foundation of youth

287

Despite criticism about the age of Oakland's free agent signings, after the 2014 draft, the Raiders seem to be building a nice base of young players.

NFL Draft: Staff predictions for Round 2

245

While nearly impossible to project a second round pick before the first round, there's just three teams between Oakland and their second pick of the 2014 Draft. So who do our writers think will be taking pictures in silver and black on Friday?

NFL Draft: Round 1 (part 2) Live Blog, open thread

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With the No. 5 pick, the Oakland Raiders selected Khalil Mack from Buffalo. What does the rest of the league have in store for the second half of the first round?

NFL Draft: Round 1 Live Blog

Currently holding one pick in the first round (No. 5), who will the Oakland Raiders select to aid in their rebuilding?

Note to Reggie: Trade the Pick

136

While there's plenty of talent sure to be available at No. 5, the move that makes the most sense for Oakland is to trade back and accumulate additional picks.

Raiders schedule: Should-win, could-win, long-shot

60

In looking at Oakland's 2014 opponents, we break them down into games Oakland should-win, can-win and games they'll be underdogs in. Unfortunately for Oakland, the Raiders face the toughest schedule in 2014 based on 2013 opponent win percentages.

Despite criticism, Oakland shows improvement

200

While the Raiders remain the butt of many jokes in NFL circles, it's tough to argue with the idea that Oakland has improved dramatically this off-season.

Trade for Schaub makes perfect sense

283

Although not an elite NFL quarterback, Schaub gives the Raiders a massive upgrade at quarterback with low long-term risk.

Do Raiders FA acquisitions change draft strategy?

150

With lots of new faces already in the fold on defense, does Oakland's strategy at the top of the draft change?

Darren McFadden re-signs with Raiders

123

According to reports, running back Darren McFadden has signed a 1-year deal to stay in Oakland, although the terms have yet to be announced.

Veldheer signs with Cardinals

166

Former Oakland left tackle Jared Veldheer has reportedly signed a 5-year deal worth $35 million with the Arizona Cardinals.

Trading for Revis would be huge mistake

42

With rumors swirling that Oakland is one of two teams possibly interested in trading for Revis, a quick look underneath the hood reveals why this move could be crippling.

S&BP staff gives their top 5 for Raiders 5 pick

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Our staff writers present their ideas about the top five options in front of General Manager Reggie McKenzie.

NFL draft: S&BP staff take on trading the pick

147

Is trading down from No. 5 the best possible move for Oakland? Our staff writers share their thoughts.

S&BP staff take on Anthony Barr

48

In our final player breakdown, our staff looks at UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr and asks the question: is he a good fit at No. 5?

S&BP staff take on Khalil Mack

164

Unknown by the general public until draft season, the Buffalo linebacker is generating a lot of buzz — is it enough for him to creep into the top five?

Taiwan Jones signing sets bad precedent

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If Reggie McKenzie is ready to hand out $5 million over four years for an average special teams player, what else is in store for the man with $60 million to spend?

Raiders sign Taiwan Jones to three-year extension

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Oakland running back turned defensive back Taiwan Jones was signed to a three-year extension worth $4.3 million Monday, taking his total contract to four years and $5 million.

S&BP staff take on Blake Bortles

222

Is the Central Florida QB the man for Oakland at pick No. 5?

S&BP staff take on Jake Matthews

161

Could an offensive tackle be the best player to take with the fifth pick?

S&BP staff take on Sammy Watkins

148

Is Sammy Watkins the ideal pick for Oakland at No. 5? Our staff writers debate the Clemson WR's merits in the latest installment of our draft preview.

S&BP staff take on Teddy Bridgewater

124

Is Teddy Bridgewater the quarterback Oakland has been waiting for?

S&BP staff take on Jadeveon Clowney

134

In the second segment of the series, our staff writers debate whether Jadeveon Clowney is the right pick for Oakland at No. 5.

S&BP staff take on Johnny Manziel

146

Is Johnny Manziel the right pick for the Raiders? Our staff shares their take on Johnny Football.

Oakland Raiders Draft Strategy: Defensive line

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In our third installment of our draft preview, we look at the final position of major need for Oakland: defensive line. Is this the position Oakland should target above all else with the No. 5 pick?

Oakland Raiders Draft Strategy: Wide receiver

234

Could Oakland really be looking to take a receiver in the first round for just the second time in 25 years? If the right guy is there, I'm hoping the answer is yes.

Oakland Raiders Draft Strategy: Quarterback

242

While definitely a position of need, the first round of this year's draft is not the time to find the long-term answer.

A look back: Grading Raiders' 2012 draft

88

Having traded five of their draft picks heading into the 2012 season, expectations for the 2012 draft class weren't high in Oakland. That said, finding just one legitimate NFL player in six picks is disappointing no matter the circumstances.

A look back: Grading Raiders' 2011 draft

89

Highlighted by Stefen Wisniewski and Denaruis Moore, the 2011 draft provided a pair of heavy contributors in Oakland. Unfortunately, the other six picks they made that year didn't fare nearly as well.

Is Dennis Allen in the long-term plans?

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With what figures to be a brand new roster next season, the Oakland Raiders had better hope they have the long-term answer at head coach.

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