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Next Gen Stats Say Amari Cooper And Jordy Nelson Were Open On Monday Night -Raiders Beat

Cooper averaged 3.61 yards of separation per throw on Monday which were the eighth- and ninth-highest in Week 1 among 69 starting wide receivers. While Carr played well in the first half, he didn’t look comfortable in the pocket as the game wore on.

Doubting Derek Carr? Raiders coach Jon Gruden is still a big believer. Here’s why -Fresno Bee

This was a tale of two halves. In the first half, Carr threw for 20 of 24 for 199 yards and one interception. However, by the end of the game he had only completed 29 of 40 for 303 yards. According to Gruden, Phillip’s defense did a good job mixing looks but that Carr had made “some critical errors.” Carr said he’s confident the Raiders will be right for the road trip to Denver on Sunday.

Jon Gruden on Getting Amari Cooper Involved: ‘Easier Said Than Done’ -Bleacher Report

Amari Cooper’s first game under Jon Gruden was disappointed with the young wide receiver only totaling for one catch for nine yards. According to Gruden, that had to change as ““Coop can vertical. He can get vertical. There’s no question he can get vertical,”. Instead, the question seems to be whether they can get him involved.

Oakland Raiders begin preparation for Week 2 against the Denver Broncos - Raiders.com

This Week 2 contest is actually the earliest meeting between these two teams since 2012. As the Raiders begin to prepare to play the Denver Broncos, they look to try and improve upon last weeks dismal play.

Raiders week one snap counts: Arden Key, Bruce Irvin split defensive snaps, generate little pressure - Silver And Black Pride
With the Raiders trading Khalil Mack last week, the question that hung over the Raiders was how they were going to replace his production. Namely how were they going to generate pass rush. We got...

Tank Carradine latest Raiders defensive end removed from lineup via coach’s decision - Silver And Black Pride
Coming into their regular season opener, the Raiders were shorthanded. They were without a defensive end because of a decision Jon Gruden made. I’m speaking of course about Tank Carradine.

Raiders bring back another cut receiver, signing Johnny Holton to the practice squad - Silver And Black Pride
A lot of speed left the Raiders building on the roster cuts before the season. First Martavis Bryant was cut amidst reports he is facing a suspension. Then 2016 surprise undrafted receiver Johnny...

Martavis Bryant to re-sign with Raiders on one-year deal - Silver And Black Pride
The White Tiger invited back and could play this week.

Raiders week 1 report card vs Rams - Silver And Black Pride
Week one of the 2018 season saw the Raiders fall to the Rams 33-13 in Oakland on Monday night, although the final score represents a three score loss, it doesn’t tell the whole story.

AFC West

Here’s how Broncos OC Bill Musgrave beat Seattle’s loaded box

Former Raiders OC Musgrave cleverly adjusted to Seattle’s loaded box by using ghost motions, speed motions, and bringing in wide receivers to hit the engage the safety. It was effective at stymying the Seahawks adjustments.

Von Miller’s three sacks just the beginning? That’s what Broncos think

This was actually Miller’s fifth career three-sack game and the first time he’s had three sacks in a season opener. With Bradley Chubb playing across from him and a solid secondary behind him, Miller is thriving off the lessened attention opposing offenses can afford to pay him.

Answer the question: Is Tyreek Hill elite?

Tyreek Hill has done just about everything from a production standpoint that one could have ever asked of him with explosive plays and highlight-reel moments”.

State of the AFC West: Broncos win opener with Raiders up next - Silver And Black Pride
The first week of the 2018 NFL season is in the books. It saw two AFC West teams begin the season with a win and two with a loss. Leading the way was the Chiefs who took out the Chargers.

NFL News

NFL Power Rankings: B/R’s Expert Consensus Rank for Every Team Entering Week 2

With the NFL season underway, Week 1 has given us our first in-depth look at the NFL teams. There are many moving pieces on this board.

New NFL coaches went historical 0-7 in Week 1

Simply put, the NFL is an extremely competitive environment and new NFL coaches are at a major disadvantage. Firstly, because this is the first year they have to install their system and also because they typically have teams that lack talent. In any case, the NFL is not kind to new NFL coaches and it was exceptionally cruel in Week 1.

Sam Darnold’s resiliency shines through in Jets’ victory

The Jets rolled over the Lions for a 48-17 victory in large part because of the stellar play of their defense, running game, and Sam Darnold. Despite throwing a pick six on his very first throw, Sam Darnold looked fantastic against the Lions as he completed 80 percent of his passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns.