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Jared Cook’s rare size-speed combination unleashed in Raiders scheme

Jared Cook has emerged as Derek Carr’s safety blanket in Jon Gruden’s offense as he is used to terrorize opposing defenses by exploiting matchups with his rare combination of size and speed.

DT Clinton McDonald glad he ended up with Raiders

Despite only being picked up off the street after Justin Ellis and PJ Hall’s injuries, the former Bronco played 52 of 64 defensive snaps scoring four tackles in the Raiders loss. Mcdonald demonstrated versatility by moving across the line, mostly rushing from the nose tackle or the 3 technique position.

Raiders week 2 Ballers & Busters vs Broncos - Silver And Black Pride
After the Raiders second half collapse against the Rams, it was off to Denver…where they had a second half collapse. There was some progress though. Or it would appear. This time they only blew a...

Raiders call up Shilique Calhoun from the practice squad, drop DT Brian Price - Silver And Black Pride
Two weeks ago, the Raiders claimed Brian Price off waivers from the Cowboys and released former 7th round pick Treyvon Hester. It was a questionable move considering Hester had a promising first...

Raiders Week 3 Power Rankings Round-Up: Oakland drops again - Silver And Black Pride
An 0-2 start never is treated well in the NFL power rankings put out by media outlets across the internet. Considering where the team had already started out in these power rankings, it’s no...

Oakland Raiders set for Week 3 battle in Miami against the Dolphins

As the Raiders go to Miami in Week 3, they look to upset the undefeated Dolphins who just defeated the Jets in Week 2. This game has larger historical implications as the Dolphins trail the Raiders, 17-16- 1, in the all-time regular season series. This is a game we can’t afford to lose in more ways than one.

AFC West

Phillip Lindsay has third best Offensive Rookie of the Year odds

According to a recently updated line for Offensive Rookie of the Year by Odd Shark, the undrafted Denver native Phillip Lindsay now has the third best odds of all rookies. This is exciting news for Broncos fans because they potentially have an exciting new talent, but it is disappointing news for the Raiders as they potentially have another dangerous running back in their division.

Von Miller and Shaq Barrett named to PFF’s Team of the Week

After barely missing a spot in their Team of the Week last week, Miller was able to secure his position after making garnering a sack and two hurries as a pass-rusher against the Raiders. Barrett was able to secure his position as a special teamer.

Chiefs film review: How the defense blitzed and Patrick Mahomes continued to impress

Pat Mahomes continues to look absolutely fantastic as he set an NFL record with 10 touchdown passes in the first two games of this season.On defense, after getting burned by Rothlisberger when they failed to disguise their blitzes, the Chiefs shifted toward volume blitzes that forced quicker passes which disrupted the offense and forced shorter passes.

The 2018 Chiefs offense isn’t just good; it’s sustainable

Andy Reids brilliant offensive scheme has been on display with his mix of West Coast and spread offense that “. . . flawlessly rotates between a vertical spacing offense, a West Coast timing offense and zone-beating route combinations”.

Derwin James: Chargers’ 2018 sack leader?

While in the limited sample of two games, Derwin James has been outstanding with the Chargers. However, according to Pro Football Focus, James actually has the highest pass-rushing grade from the entire 2018 draft class with an 81.5 grade. Considering the Raiders pass rush woe and lack of talent at the safety position, the Raiders might live to regret passing on Derwin James.

Chargers DT Corey Liuget sues trainer over 4-game suspension

Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget is suing his trainer for no less than $15 million in damages who he argues is responsible for Liuget’s four-game suspension for using a performance-enhancing substance.

NFL News

NFL Power Rankings, Week 3: Rams, Jaguars take top two spots

Week 2 helped give a better understanding of who is emerging as the powerhouses of the NFL this season.

Tomlin confirms Antonio Brown’s Monday absence

After clapping to a former Steelers employee on Twitter who insinuated that Brown wouldn’t have been as successful on another team without Rothlisberger, the drama deepens as their star receiver did not show up at the team’s facility for work on Monday. Tomlinson denies all of the rumors of an actual trade request by Brown.

Offensive player rankings, Week 3: Tom Brady, Gronkowski fall

With two weeks under the bag in the NFL season, there have been a lot of fantastic stories like the return of Fitzmagic, the emergence of Lindsay, and the rapid development of Patrick Mahomes. This ranks these offensive players in terms of their impact and talent.