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According to Alex Marvez of Sirius NFL Radio, Jason Campbell has been working out with Brett Favre to get ready for the 2010 season. Viking fans should be happy as to what little doubt about Favre's intention to return has apparently been erased. As for Raider fans, well let's just say it's much nicer to hear your quarterback is working out with a future Hall of Famer as opposed to what we've heard ...

Oakland Raiders Release JaMarcus Russell

Posted: 6th May 2010 by bill hinton in NFL
According to AP , the Oakland Raiders have reportedly released JaMarcus Russell. The move will save the Raiders over six million dollars and pave the way for Jason Campbell to be the unquestioned leader of the Raiders' offense. It's a happy day for many members of Raider Nation and a sad day for others. Russell may have been the most polarizing player to ever wear the silver and black. While some ...
It's always a challenge to try to figure out what Al Davis will do in the draft. Conventional wisdom says the Raiders would take an offensive or defensive lineman with their first selection. Conventional wisdom and Al Davis are rarely used in the same sentence so let's think outside the box a bit. Joe Haden is the clear-cut best player at his position available in the draft. He plays cornerback, a ...
So Joe Theismann felt the need to rip JaMarcus Russell during a Sirius radio interview. I wonder what the basis for Joe's opinion was? He couldn't have based this statement on his own career, because if he had, he couldn't have made those comments. Theismann came to the Redskins in 1974. He didn't start a game at quarterback until the 1976 season. As a part-time starter in '76 and '77 and ...
  Things have been different lately, as people keep asking about my Oakland Raiders. Mainly they keep asking about Donovan McNabb. I'm not really used to this. Being a Raider fan in an area that mainly supports the Colts, no one usually cares about my team, especially in the offseason. Just the thought of the Raiders acquiring McNabb has created a buzz and for a change it's positive. I can't tell you how many times ...

Donovan McNabb To the Raiders: Why Not?

Posted: 29th March 2010 by bill hinton in NFL
The latest rumor has Donovan McNabb going to the Raiders for a second round pick and/or another player. This makes too much sense for it not to happen. Al Davis is not getting any younger, folks. His future is now. To think he would be worried about whether he can re-sign McNabb or what ramifications a trade would have on the team down the road would be foolish. Also, anyone concerned about ...

Raiders Yet To Dive Into Free Agent Pool

Posted: 7th March 2010 by bill hinton in NFL
Like many Raider fans, I eagerly awaited the start of the free agent signing period. I fully expected Al Davis to quickly make a big splash with a flashy signing. I'm still waiting. Are the Raiders showing a newfound discipline? Is Al out of money? Do they even have any players targeted? These are the questions that hopefully will be answered leading up to the draft. So far, I'm actually happy with ...

Oakland Raiders Lock Up Sebastion Janikowski: Step One Complete:

Posted: 16th February 2010 by bill hinton in NFL
According to ESPN's Bill Williamson the Raiders are about to make Sebastian Janikowski the highest paid kicker in the league. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4918465 I think this is a big first step to a successful offseason for the Raiders. It not only solidifies an area of strength, but also keeps the Raiders from using the franchise tag to retain Sea-bass. Now the Raiders can move on to retaining Richard Seymour with the ...

Oakland Raiders: An Outsider’s Perspective

Posted: 6th January 2010 by bill hinton in NFL
I'm not a Raiders "insider". I have no connection to the team, other than being a passionate, loyal and sometimes overly optimistic fan for over thirty years. I do feel, however, I have spent enough of my life following Raiders football to feel connected in some way. So, for argument's sake and for the point of this article, let's define "outsider" as someone who has no passion or hatred for the ...

Pittsburgh Steelers Playoff Hopes Rest on “Criminal Element”

Posted: 2nd January 2010 by bill hinton in NFL
Back in the 1970s the Raiders and Steelers rivalry was about as intense as it can get. There were cheapshots, trashtalk and lawsuits aplenty. The Raiders in general and George Atkinson specifically were labeled the "Criminal Element " by Steelers coach Chuck Noll.รก Now more than 30 years later the Steelers playoff hopes may rest on a Raiders victory against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. In part because of their own ...