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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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Talkin' With Tyvon 2010: #01 (A Weekly Interview With Oakland Raider Safety Tyvon Branch)

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Talkin' With Tyvon 2010 - #01 (A Weekly Interview With Oakland Raider Safety Tyvon Branch)

Jack Tatum (The Assassin) 1948-2010 R.I.P.

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Jack Tatum (The Assassin) 1948-2010 R.I.P.

Nnamdi Asomugha>SPECIAL MONDAY MORNING QB

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With Peter King in South Africa covering the World Cup, Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha took time away from his offseason to write today's Monday Morning Quarterback column. Asomugha is entering his eighth season in the NFL and is widely considered to be one of the best cornerbacks in the game. He's also very active off the field, lending efforts to his foundation among other charitable pursuits. Without further ado, here's his advice for rookies, Enjoyable/Aggravating Travel note and other MMQB staples. Nnamdi will have a great career as a writer after his NFL career is over, because Nnamdi can lay it down on paper as well. Great insights as a player-to-player article, not player to spectator. The SI.com article is a great read and we are really fortunate that Nnamdi is a Raider!

Former Jaguars DT John Henderson reached agreement Friday with the Raiders on a one-year deal

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Per Adam Schefter on Twitter, The Raiders made a huge, as in 6-7, 335 lbs huge-to their defense, by signing DT John Henderson. This should put the finishing touches on their defensive line overhaul. Great offseason !!!

SABP Special Feature Player Interview-Talkin' With Tyvon

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SABP Special Feature Player Interview-Talkin' With Tyvon

Louis Murphy on Sirius' "Late Hit"

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Murphy on Sirus last night continues to demonstrate effort and determination to make himself and the team improve and reach its goals. Murphy confirms a level of dedication that has been missing for the last 3 years. Murphy said that he's been working on getting better and that through watching film he's found that he needs to clean up some things in his route running and recognition of what defenses are doing to them. He said that Jason Campbell and the receivers are watching film together and that they are communicating on how they would like to attack defenses and ball placement versus certain coverages. He said that Hue Jackson's offense will encompass more motion than what they did last season. He said that it should help them with their releases from the LOS and that they never did much motion last season. He said that Jason Campbell has been exhibiting leadership and communicated with the team that he's here to help this team get to the playoffs and eventually win a championship. Finally, and what's probably most important, the team has been spending more time together going bowling, catching movies, etc. in an attempt to foster more team camaraderie. He sounded really excited about the upcoming season.

SABP Special Feature-Talkin' With Tyvon: Offseason Special Edition(s)

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SABP Special Feature-Talkin' With Tyvon: Offseason Special Edition(s)

Raiders unload Javon Walker, Greg Ellis

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The worst contract in the history of free agency is no longer active. The Raiders finally cut Javon Walker Monday and dumped defensive end Greg Ellis while they were at it, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Walker was named the biggest free agent bust ever by the NFL Network, and we can't disagree. His contract was particularly egregious because it was obvious in 2007 Walker had nothing left physically. The guy was benched for Glenn Martinez in Denver. (I actually wrote a post at the time in my former life calling it the worst contract ever. Blind squirrels, nuts, and all that.) Oakland paid Walker $21 million over the last two years and got 15 catches in return. He may wind up in someone's camp this year, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he's played his last regular season snap. Ellis actually started his Raiders career well enough, but knee troubles slowed him down late in the season.

Hanson sues Raiders' coach and team

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ESPN.com reports: Former Oakland Raiders defensive assistant Randy Hanson, who was allegedly assaulted by coach Tom Cable last August, filed a civil lawsuit against both Cable and the team on Tuesday in Alameda County. Hanson's lawsuit contains three causes of action -- assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The suit claims the physical altercation with Cable left Hanson with a fractured jaw and broken teeth. The suit also alleges that Cable threatened Hanson by saying repeatedly, "I'll ... kill you." The Raiders are aware of the lawsuit but would not comment Tuesday. Cable was not criminally charged in the matter. Hanson returned to work with the Raiders last December, in their personnel department. Cable reportedly has been retained as Oakland's head coach, although the Raiders' have yet to make an official announcement on his future. Last October, Napa County district attorney Gary Lieberstein said he would not pursue charges against Cable, citing inconsistencies in Hanson's story that were not corroborated by the three assistant coaches in the room at the time.

Report: Pendergast quits Raiders for Cal coordinator job

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Oh well, that didn't last long... Early this month, former Chiefs defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast accepted a job with the Oakland Raiders as their secondary coach. It didn't last long. Pendergast has reportedly left the Raiders to become the defensive coordinator at Cal. The defensive coordinator job at Cal opened up on Wednesday, when Bob Gregory quit to become the defensive coordinator at Boise State, and Cal moved quickly to get Pendergast, who won't have to move out of the Bay Area. Pendergast is heading back to school after 15 years as an NFL assistant. He has previously been an assistant with the Cardinals, Browns, Cowboys and Oilers.

Could a new football stadium be in Oakland's future?

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The irony combined with the poetic justice of having the 49ers share a stadium with the Raiders in OAKLAND is just delicious. This clearly is the most feasible and sensible solution, especially with realities of California. By whatever means, keeping the Raiders in Oakland is mandatory. The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority Board — the governing agency of the Coliseum sports complex — will be asked next week to approve a "feasibility study" to look at the possibility of building a new football stadium on or adjacent to Coliseum property. "The Raiders have been interested in this for a long time," said Deena McClain, executive director of the authority. "This is a more organized look to see what the options are." "It has been out there," Steele said. "And now you have this whole problem with where are the 49ers going to go? Especially if they don’t go to Santa Clara." "The site on which we currently play is centrally located, with magnificent public transit alternatives, on a major freeway and presents an exciting location on which a new stadium can serve as the hub of a larger, urban redevelopment project," said Amy Trask, Raiders chief executive. "We have been communicating regularly with city, county and Joint Powers Authority representatives about our desire for a new, world-class stadium and the manner in which such a stadium can serve as a catalyst for regional economic growth." Click the link to read the full story.

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JaMarcus Russell-Bling, Bling, Bling!

JaMarcus Russell-Bling, Bling, Bling!

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SABP 2010 NFL Mock Draft/Draft Discussion Open Thread

SABP 2010 NFL Mock Draft/Draft Discussion Open Thread

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Super Bowl XLIV Odds and Ends

Super Bowl XLIV Odds and Ends

Raider Report: Hue Jackson is here for the whole offense, not just Russell

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Further to Rated-R Superstar's post on the Hue Jackson hiring, we have finally an official position from the Raiders (John Herrera) regarding Jackson's position in relation to JaMarcus Russell. I also include a quote from Tom Cable who is definitely acting like he is the head coach: From Paul Gutierrez of the SacBee: Received a pleasant call from Raiders senior executive John Herrera, who was reaching out in response to today's column on new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. Herrera wanted to "set the record straight" on the thinking that Jackson was brought in to "only" work with JaMarcus Russell. "Hue Jackson was hired to work with the entire offense," Herrera said, "regardless of who the quarterback might be." Reading between the lines, that means nothing is guaranteed Russell, though he will have the opportunity to compete for the starting quarterback position. "[JaMarcus] is just one man on this football team," Tom Cable said KHTK's Mike Lamb Thursday. "He knows he's got to better, we know he's got to get better, but everyone on this team, coaching staff and players alike, has got to get better."

Report: Hue Jackson heading to Raiders

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While the Raiders have still not officially acknowledged that Tom Cable has been retained as the head coach, the Raiders have at least acknowledged that Cable will no longer be call the plays. Hue Jackson has left the Ravens as QB coach to take the offensive coordinator position with the Raiders: ESPN's Michael Smith reports that Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson has accepted a position with the Raiders to be their next offensive coordinator. Jackson met with Al Davis last week, and likely sold the Raiders owner that he can help JaMarcus Russell improve. It's unclear at this stage whether Jackson will call plays, a role Cable had last year. The Raider say no decision has officially been made yet on Cable's future. With that said, it appears Davis is building a staff for Cable. Jackson worked with Cable in 1990 at Cal State Fullerton and then at Cal in 1996. New defensive line coach Mike Waufle also worked on Steve Mariucci's Cal staff in '96. UPDATE: Jackson has canceled his interview with the Bears to be their offensive coordinator.

Ravens' Jackson interviewing for head job in Oakland

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To further update the community regarding the Raiders coaching staff, this report today from the Carroll County Times: OWINGS MILLS — Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson hasn’t only been interviewed for the Oakland Raiders’ offensive coordinator position over the past few days. Jackson is also meeting with the Raiders regarding the head-coaching position currently held by Tom Cable. Jackson remained at the Raiders’ team headquarters Thursday night as his interview with team officials continued. A former offensive coordinator with the Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Redskins, Jackson has been instrumental in the development of quarterback Joe Flacco. Jackson could either wind up as a potential replacement for Cable or operate as his offensive coordinator. Jackson, 45, has previously worked on the West Coast with previous stints at USC, Cal-Berkeley and Cal-State Fullerton. He hasn’t been a head coach previously. Raiders owner Al Davis is hoping to revive the career of quarterback bust JaMarcus Russell. Cable benched Russell this past season, and the team finished 5-11 overall. The Raiders have yet to say anything publicly regarding their coaching situation other than denying interviews have taken place with Jim Fassel and Marc Trestman. Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh, the brother of Ravens coach John Harbaugh, had been rumored to have spoken with the Raiders regarding Cable’s job. However, his agent, Jack Bechta, has denied that speculation.

Raiders "News", Inference and Innuendos

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Raiders "News", Inference and Innuendos

Gaines Adams dead at 26

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Some unfortunate and sobering news for this Sunday morning: From PFT.com We have some tragic news to pass along before this Sunday of football begins. Bears defensive end Gaines Adams has died at the age of 26, according to the Greenville News in South Carolina. NBC4 in Greenville confirms the report. Greenwood County Coroner James T. Coursey said Adams was declared dead at 9AM after he was taken to an emergency room Sunday morning. Adams was born in Greenwood, South Carolina and played his college football at Clemson. He was drafted fourth overall by the Bucs in 2007, then traded to the Bears last year. Coursey said Adams appeared to be in perfect health and there will be an an investigation by the Greenwood Sheriff's Office and the Greenwood County Coroner's Office. An autopsy will be performed Sunday; the cause of death is unclear. We send our best wishes and condolences to Adams' family. UPDATE: We're told that the cause of death is believed to be a heart attack.

All-Time Raider Great and Hall of Famer Willie Brown Retires

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According to SFGate.com, Willie Brown is retiring from his coaching position as assistant defensive backs coach as well as his staff position as the director of squad development with the Raiders. Best of luck to you Willie, enjoy retirement!

2010 NFL Draft Order - Top 10: 1. St. Louis Rams (1-15, .520) 2. Detroit Lions (2-14, .523) 3....

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2010 NFL Draft Order - Top 10: 1. St. Louis Rams (1-15, .520) 2. Detroit Lions (2-14, .523) 3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-13, .555) 4. Washington Redskins (4-12, .492) 5. Kansas City Chiefs (4-12, .516) 6. Seattle Seahawks (5-11, .477) 7. Cleveland Browns (5-11, .512) 8. Oakland Raiders (5-11, .527) 9. Buffalo Bills (6-10, .516) 10/11. Chicago Bears (7-9, .496) 10/11. Jacksonville Jaguars (7-9, .496) Full 2010 draft order here.

Oakland Raiders 2010 Opponents: Home games San Diego Chargers (13-3) Denver Broncos (8-8) Kansas...

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Oakland Raiders 2010 Opponents: Home games San Diego Chargers (13-3) Denver Broncos (8-8) Kansas City Chiefs (4-12) St. Louis Rams (1-15) Seattle Seahawks (5-11) Indianapolis Colts (14-2) Houston Texans (9-7) Miami Dolphins (7-9) Road games San Diego Chargers (13-3) Denver Broncos (8-8) Kansas City Chiefs (4-12) San Francisco 49ers (8-8) Arizona Cardinals (10-6) Jacksonville Jaguars (7-9) Tennessee Titans (8-8) Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7) Dates and times will be announced by the NFL in April.

2nd Half Game Thread: Baltimore Ravens @ Oakland Raiders

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2nd Half Game Thread: Baltimore Ravens @ Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders Football:Pre-Game Thread Week 17

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Oakland Raiders Football:Pre-Game Thread Week 17

Talkin' With Tyvon - #16 (A Weekly Interview With Oakland Raider Safety Tyvon Branch)

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Talkin' With Tyvon - #16 (A Weekly Interview With Oakland Raider Safety Tyvon Branch)

Oakland Raiders Football:Pre-Game Thread Week 16

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Oakland Raiders Football:Pre-Game Thread Week 16

Oakland Raiders Football:Pre-Game Thread Week 15

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Oakland Raiders Football:Pre-Game Thread Week 15

Talkin' With Tyvon - #14

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Talkin' With Tyvon - #14

Oakland Raiders Football:Pre-Game Thread Week 14

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Oakland Raiders Football:Pre-Game Thread Week 14

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