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TheRaiderWay

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A native Californian living in Europe for the last 15 years. Been a Raiders an A's fan since 1975.

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Desmond Bryant arrested

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Raiders defensive tackle arrest in Miami on charges of Criminal Mischief.

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Drew signs with the REDSOX!!

Per ESPN: Drew signs 1 year deal with Boston that will pay him $9.5 million for the year with an added $500,000 in performance bonuses. Hmm, that's $10 million just like the mutual option that Drew...

Raiders and Marcel Reece reach deal on extension

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The Raiders have confirmed that they have reached a contract extension with hybrid fullback Marcel Reece. The money, terms and effect on cap space will be disclosed later. Great news, now hopefully they will find a way to involve Reece more in the offense.

Depth acquisition begins: Raiders reportedly sign OT Willie Smith

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The Raiders have begun attacking the waiver wire for much needed roster depth with their first signing of former Redskins OT Willie Smith. The 6' 6", 310 lbs offensive tackle with 2 years of NFL experience signed by the Redskins as a UDFA out of East Carolina. Smith started the few games for Washington last season. Scouts say that he has good size and strength and above-average athleticism.His effort is good but he lacks consistent technique and as both a run and pass blocker. Smith is raw and needs time to develop. Maybe the ZBS will do him well and with the way Barksdale has looked, this is a good signing.

The Great Lester Hayes speaks out about current NFL concussion case

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Former Raiders great Lester "The Molester" Hayes speaks out against the current NFL players concussion case. In a way that only Lester could put things, Lester spoke to CNN about the current state of the NFL and the difference between how the game is played today to compared to when Lester played: "Lord, have mercy. It’s so much safer to play in the NFL these days than during my time," Hayes said. "We didn’t have any guidelines. You could actually lead with your face mask [as a defender] — putting your face mask on an opposing player’s face mask, without a $15,000 fine. You could throw a forearm shiver to the throat. People played with broken bones. Guys would carry smelling salt in their socks, so if you got a little woozy on the field, you’d reach into your sock for help." You gotta just love Lester for his frankness and his love and passion for the game and the way it was played. It's on the players: "It's all on the players, not anybody else, because the players have the same gladiator genes that existed in Rome over 2,000 years ago. They have a love of football to the 10th power. So the players make the final call. Trust me. No matter what they are told by doctors or anybody else, they will fight to play."

Rolando McClain sentenced to 180 days in jail

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Raiders starting middle linebacker Rolando McClain was found guilty on all charges in the trial stemming from his December assault on an Alabama man and Michael Casagrande of the Decatur Daily reports that he has been sentenced to 180 days in jail as a result. The judge threw the book at McClain and with the soon to determined NFL suspension, as well as a team suspension, McClain will surely miss the 2012 NFL season. Miles Burris or Travis Goethel for middle? Discuss.

Raiders trade OT Bruce Campbell to Panthers for RB Mike Goodson

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Raiders acquired RB Mike Goodson from the Panthers in exchange for T/G Bruce Campbell. A 25-year-old former fourth-round pick out of Texas A&M. In Oakland, he'll compete for the No. 2 back job with Taiwan Jones, behind Darren McFadden, though according to the Panthers, Goodson has a bad case of fumbles.

Mob Rule Prevails: Chuck "Panda" Bresnahan OUT

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The Raider Nation lynching has successfully tarred and feather Bresnahan out of Oakland clearing the way for the Raiders to hire an authentic and genuine defensive coordinator. It appears from reports that the Raiders have actually decided not to "retain the services" of Bresnahan and three others, Biekert, Rod Woodson and Kevin Ross. More house cleaning is surely to be expected with the arrival of the G.M. who will be no doubt overhauling the entire organization. Who is your choice for the DC now that the picture is becoming clearer? Discuss away.

Reggie McKenzie to interview with Raiders Wednesday

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Taking full advantage of the one week window before the end of the post season to interview either coaching or front office candidates, the Raiders will be reportedly interviewing Packers Director of Football Operations for their G.M. position. This has been pushed for by former Raiders and Packers front office man Ron Wolf, who has been advising Mark Davis along with John Madden since the passing of Al. If we are able to snag Reggie now (along with Ron Wolf's son Elliot as assistant G.M.) would be an awesome coup to not have to wait until after the off season to get started on the off season! Most of all, it will be great to have the likes of Reggie, the Wolf's and Madden steer the direction of this organization and repair the derailing that Hue has been allowed to cause.

Matt Shaughnessy done for 2011

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Jerry Mac has reported today that the Raiders made a roster move to make room for Carson Palmer. That move was placing DE Matt Shaughnessy on the IR and ending his season. Terrible news for the Raiders to lose this kind of rising talent, but with his loss comes the emergence of Desmond Bryant as the base DE rotation.

Raiders Hire the Boss

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According to Adam Schefter, the Raiders just signed former NY Giants Tight End Kevin Boss to a cap friendly four-year, $16 million deal. Greta news Nation, as Boss, who with his 6-6 250lbs frame will be a great blocking addition to the Raiders offensive attack and I'm sure will soon get us to forget about Zach Miller.....Zach who?

Shite!--Zach Miller visiting with the Seahawks

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Well, he is a free agent right!? While waiting around for the Raiders to clear their cap space that would enable them to long-term Zach, Cable calls Zach in for a visit. Probably a leverage move, but I don't like it anyways. Get it done Raiders!

Huff Staying in Oakland: Raiders re-sign Michael Huff

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According to Adam Schefter, the Raiders have re-signed free agent safety Michael Huff. Terms of the contract were not yet known but will revealed later. This is a good move, Huff had a good season last year (Jaguars game excluded), when he was being utilized correctly. Let's see if our new D-Coordinator will put Huff in position to make plays and not mistakes.

Raiders agree to terms with OT Jared Gaither

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Great news for the raiders and their offensive line. According to a league source as just reported by Tafur, the Raiders have signed Jared Gaither to be a mainstay of their offensive line for many years too come (health permitting). But at 6-9 and 350 lbs, wow, did we just upgrade our line! *Update: This deal is not yet official

Chris Carter called up.

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Chris Carter called up to the show with Willingham going on the DL. Willingham's trip to DL backdated to the 18th

"Nobody cares about your injuries or your problems. All they want to know on Monday is if you...

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"Nobody cares about your injuries or your problems. All they want to know on Monday is if you won". Bill Parcells to the Bay Area media the story of the most important thing he learned from Al Davis. http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2011/03/23/owners-nflpa-should-take-als-advice/

Raiders sign Daniel Loper and Michael Bennett "and" 2nd round tender Ricky Brown

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The Oakland Raiders have signed offensive guard Daniel Loper and Michael Bennett to new contracts, according to NFL Players Association records. Loper signed a two-year deal with base salaries of $1.9 and $2 million for 2011 and 2012. And Bennett signed a one-year deal with a base salary of $865,000 for next season. This is good news as the Raiders continue their trend on signing or tendering much of their own squad. However, according to Jerry McDonald the Raiders have tendered linebacker Ray Lewis Ricky Brown with a 2nd Round Tender! Just baffling.

The Al Davis Press Conference Poll

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The Al Davis Press Conference Poll

Raiders Coaching Staff Developments (twists and tweets)

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According to some recent Tafur tweets, the Raiders are considering some coaching staff overhaul with a committee approach. First, as noontide reported earlier, Rob Ryan may be in the mix. However, not necessarily as the "Head Coach", but rather as the Defensive Coordinator replacing John Marshall as well as "Assistant Head Coach". At the same time, Hue Jackson, the current "Captain of Coaches" has been calling assistants around the league who he might want on his staff. I almost think that this could be a good approach, I just wish that it would not be Rob Ryan as the Def. Coordinator.

Raiders Re-poll: Now Who Do You Think Will Be The Head Coach in 2011?

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Raiders Re-poll: Now Who Do You Think Will Be The Head Coach in 2011?

Niners seek permission to interview Hue Jackson

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According to Adam Schefter via PFT.com the 49ers are seeking permission from the Raiders to interview Raiders OC Hue Jackson to fill the head coaching vacancy. Whether or not it is for the Roony Rule or legitimate interest, the league-wide coaching chess game has officially begun, with our Raiders squarely in the middle of it.

SABP Community Poll: The Defensive Coordinator

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SABP Community Poll: The Defensive Coordinator

Oakland Raiders Quick Poll: Your 2011 Head Coach will be....?

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Oakland Raiders Quick Poll: Your 2011 Head Coach will be....?

Oakland Raiders 31 - KC Chiefs 10 : Post Game Party!!!

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Oakland Raiders 31 - KC Chiefs 10 : Post Game Party!!!

2nd Half Game Thread: Oakland @ Kansas City

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2nd Half Game Thread: Oakland @ Kansas City

2nd Half Game Thread: Indianapolis @ Oakland

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2nd Half Game Thread: Indianapolis @ Oakland

Absolute Bloody Mary Hour: The Chiefs & Chargers Open Voodoo Thread

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NFL Early Gameday: The Chiefs & Chargers Open Voodoo Thread

2nd Half Game Thread: Denver @ Oakland

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2nd Half Game Thread: Denver @ Oakland

2nd Half Game Thread: Oakland @ Jacksonville

2nd Half Game Thread: Oakland @ Jacksonville

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Post Game Poll: SWEEP!!!!

Post Game Poll: SWEEP!!!!

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