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  • joined Feb 15, 2010
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
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Dennis Allen May be the First Raider Coach to Build a Team in His Image

The 2014 offseason may be the most interesting one ever for the Oakland Raiders. With loads of cap room, a top five draft pick this May at their disposal & the support of the front office to...

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2014 Free agent wish list

In no particular order here are my top 10 free agents I hope Reggie Mackenzie will be spending most of the $55+ million available this coming off-season. 1. Sign our own - this should go without...

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McFadden Long-Term Plan

Now with a trade some are unhappy with, followed by a trade that needed to be done in the rear view, Reggie's next order of business is regarding the most polarizing figure on the Raiders' roster,...

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Recent NFL Offseason News Making Raiders' Trade Hopes a Genuine Possibility

Since going down 24-0 to the Bengals at the half of week 12, we all knew the Raiders were destined to pick at the top of the 1st Round. While a top 5 pick is normally a sexy proposition for most...

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Rant From a Raider Fan

Being Raiders fans, it's understandable why many expect immediate success. It's easy to forget when the Patriots were not competitive. This actually didn't begin with Bill Belichik who's first...

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Top Priority in the April 2013 Draft

Looking at this year's 1st round the odds of teams moving up to draft a top QB prospect aren't likely. The draft is defense heavy and many will wait for one of the top prospects to land where they...

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AFC West Backs Come Back With Great Performances

Please forgive me for tresspassing into enemy territory with this post but thought I would share a post I created over at Silver and Black Pride. Just a quick shout out to KC's Jamal Charles and...

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Silver and Black sustenance keeps me hopeful

In perhaps the best description of distraction used positively, Maulik Doshi once said “Ignorance is one of the best defense available. Distraction is a remedy.” I have so many things on my plate...

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New Era May Require a Firesale to Restore Commitment to Excellence

Once again, the bottle remains uncorked and I am left trying to defend my fandom to my loved ones who didn't know me when this team was etching it's historical significance in the book that is the...

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Before You Push the Panic Button Here Are Stats In Support of the Zone Blocking Scheme

While many here including some of our most followed contibutors to this site are quick to bury the zone blocking scheme before it gets off the ground please take a deep breath and read this. Many...

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You Got to Crawl Before You Can Walk

TAW here posting for the first time since Rolando's emabarrassing run in with the Alabama Popo. A lot has happened to our Raiders since then including the team's first draft under the Reggie...

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Silver and Black White-Out on the Competition

I for one am not afraid to go against the grain and shoot what I believe are necessary steps to improving our team. Save for one of my first posts on this site I normally am in the minority of...

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Micro-management may salvage Rolando McClain's Raider career

While I have my reservations about Al Davis' past first round picks including one still on the roster in DHB, I am among the few that still believes all is not lost for our middle linebacker who we...

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A Potential Trade for a Star Receiver May Be the Power Play We're Waiting For

The Steelers have tendered potential free agent Mike Wallace with a 1st round tender this season. While this may be considered an afterthought especially on a Raiders team with a defensive-minded...

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Trying to Figure Out the Salary Cap

Several players are UFA however only four players including Kevin Boss & Stephen Wisniewski's salaries are not posted. The cap figure not including those four shows $98 mill but according to...

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While Honoring Al Davis' Legacy, Oakland Raiders Taking the Identity of New Regime

Earlier in the week I made a post questioning Reggie McKenzie's hiring of Dennis Allen as well as some of Allen's own choices to fill his coaching staff. Someone even went as far as to dismiss it...

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Obscurity Dominates Raiders Coaching Hires

I am starting to question Reggie McKenzie's decision to hire Dennis Allen as the first head coach of the new era of Raider football. I mean he only has one season of defensive play-calling...

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In Defense of the New Guy

When the reports began circulating that Dennis Allen was being brought in for a second interview and was the front runner to be our head coach I was very skeptical considering he came straight from...

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Latest Rumor Surrounding Coaching Search Proves Change is Underway in Oakland

The latest rumor regarding Oakland's next head coach candidate is confirming there is definite change going on in Oakland. Dom Capers has been reported as another candidate. This is not your...

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Raiders Timeline Through 2012

I like many of you was somewhat irritated with another firing of a Raider head coach following a season in which for once we didn't continue to finish an embarrassing 5-11. I was also not very...

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Why Bill Polian Would be the Best Man For the Job.

Being a Raider fan over the years has made me a very bitter soul who relishes "Black Monday" as much as anyone I know. I enjoy watching others get skewered as several in the Raiders franchise have...

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QBs the Name of the Game Week 17

Let's see, Oakland 1-0 on Christmas weekend and the AFC rest 0-3. What a great Xmas weekend of football! I enjoyed every minute of it this weekend with the exception of the lame delay of game on...

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I'd Be Having a Merry X-Mas If...

What's the word Raiders fans? Its TAW here finally plugging in after Sunday's ulcer-inducing epic failure came to pass. This season got me thinking and looking back on the past 15 season sans...

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3-4 Switch May be Key to Oakland Return to Prominence

Recent history has proven a defensive coordinator switch has made softies into intimidating forces overnight. We can go back to the Packers post Favre. Year one ...6-10 and ended up hiring Dom Capers. [the next year] they led the league in rush defense for the first time in their history and clinched a playoff berth with a 11-5 record.

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Woodson promotion may avert Raider doom

I've been in the minority over the past few weeks in praising this team for making due with the lack of healthy bodies available to them and having the best record they've had since their Super...

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Good Time to be a Raider Fan so Enjoy It

Following what may have been the most important win of our season about three weeks ago I said I believe this team will go on a run and make the playoffs at 11-5. That is a far cry from me saying...

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Thank You Tim Tebow From a True Raiders Fan\ Thoughts on Oakland's Front Four

Sitting on my couch last night I reflected back to my youth and watching The Exorcist for the first time as an adolescent.  I was helpless to turn away and had difficulty getting the images out of...

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