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The Oakland Raiders Will Return to 2016 Form: The Offensive Comparisons

Critics won’t stop with hate on the 2018 Oakland Raiders. New head coach Jon Gruden has been out of coaching too long. His “old school style” will not mesh with the newer generation of players. There are too many “old guys” on the team. The Raiders roster still has so many holes in it. Many are already forgetting that just two seasons ago, Oakland went 12-4 and could have made a deep playoff run if not for a broken leg suffered by quarterback Derek Carr (who was also having an MVP-caliber season). The facts are that Gruden doesn’t even...

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The Oakland Raiders Will Return to 2016 Form: The Defensive Comparisons

Critics won’t stop with hate on the 2018 Oakland Raiders. New head coach Jon Gruden has been out of coaching too long. His “old school style” will not mesh with the newer generation of players. There are too many “old guys” on the team. The Raiders roster still has so many holes in it. Many are already forgetting that just two seasons ago, Oakland went 12-4 and could have made a deep playoff run if not for a broken leg suffered by quarterback Derek Carr (who was also having an MVP-caliber season). The facts are that Gruden doesn’t even...

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Oakland Raiders Easiest Games in 2018

Football is back! Oakland Raiders fans are chomping at the bit to see their team hit the field again. They are even more excited to see head coach Jon Gruden on the sideline for the first time since 2001. While predictions for Oakland’s record are all over the place, many so-called “experts” are predicting a losing season as Gruden struggles to readjust to how the game has evolved in his absence. However, the Raiders locker room and the staff is no doubt setting postseason expectations. Last Word on Pro Football is analyzing the schedules of all 32 NFL teams....

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Oakland Raiders Toughest Games in 2018

Football is back! Oakland Raiders fans are chomping at the bit to see their team hit the field again. They are even more excited to see head coach Jon Gruden on the sideline for the first time since 2001. While predictions for Oakland’s record are all over the place, many so-called “experts” are predicting a losing season as Gruden struggles to readjust to how the game has evolved in his absence. However, the Raiders locker room and the staff is no doubt setting postseason expectations. Last Word on Pro Football is analyzing the schedules of all 32 NFL teams....

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Los Angeles Chargers Corner Jason Verrett Suffers Season-Ending Injury

Jason Verrett of the Los Angeles Chargers just can’t catch a break. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Verrett has torn his Achilles and is out for the season. The super-talented, but often injured cornerback has struggled with injuries for most of his time with the Chargers. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1022943912535707653w Ian Rapoport first broke the news: Sources: Nightmare again for the #Chargers, as CB Jason Verrett suffered an injury during the conditioning test that likely will cost him the season. Brutal luck on reporting day. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 27, 2018 Verrett only appeared in one game last season. He complained of knee...

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2018 Oakland Raiders Fantasy Football Outlook

It’s a new era for the Oakland Raiders, but with a familiar face. Jon Gruden has returned as their head coach and looks to get the team back on track after their hugely disappointing 2017 campaign. Their high-octane 2016 offense had many people lining up to draft their players last year. Those who did draft them were left dissatisfied. With a new offensive philosophy from one of the more creative offensive minds in the league, the team has a lot of potential to redeem themselves in the fantasy realm. Quarterback Derek Carr Derek Carr’s last two seasons have put...

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