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Just Blog Baby Jun 16, 2018

NFL Spin Zone ranks Amari Cooper as one of the best

NFL Spin Zone recently ranked the best wide receivers in the NFL, and Raiders wideout Amari Cooper’s name was listed in the top half. The 2018 NFL season is three months away, and teams have already finished up their mandatory three-day minicamps. As we look towards training camp next month, there are plenty of questions […] NFL Spin Zone ranks Amari Cooper as one of the best - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Silver And Black Pride Jun 14, 2018
Ryan Switzer more than a return man, seen a ‘force’ at slot receiver

Ryan Switzer more than a return man, seen a ‘force’ at slot receiver

The three receivers you hear about in Oakland these days are Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson, and Martavis Bryant. But attending minicamp, that’s not the trio you see most on the field. Coop is a constant. But after him, there’s a steady rotation between Nelson, Bryant and Ryan Switzer. Bryant and Switzer were both acquired in draft day trades. And as we’re coming to find, Gruden does nothing without a purpose. He liked both players, and he made a move to get them. At the time of his acquisition, it was noted that Switzer was drafted by Dallas last year with Rich Bisaccia as special teams...
Silver And Black Pride Jun 14, 2018
Countdown to kickoff: 89 is Amari Cooper, what else the number means to the Raiders

Countdown to kickoff: 89 is Amari Cooper, what else the number means to the Raiders

Minicamps started this week, with 89 of the team’s 90-man roster taking the field. It also marked 90 days until the Raiders open the 2018 season. Today we get into the 80s in our countdown at 89 days. Amari Cooper enters his fourth season with the Raiders as number 89. He started his career with two 1000-yard seasons, heading to the Pro Bowl each season. His numbers dropped last season along with a lot of passes Coop should have caught (10). Coop was supposed to have taken his game to another level last season. That plan was put on hold for a season due to a knee injury that kept him out...
SFGate Jun 14, 2018

Receiver/returner Ryan Switzer hoping to carve out role with Raiders

Ryan Switzer said he was headed for the mall in April when he got the call from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones saying he’d been traded to the Raiders. In Oakland, then, Switzer can appreciate the array of options around him. On one flank, there’s Amari Cooper, on the other Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant. For Switzer (5-8, 185), who’s trying to make the Raiders’ roster as a slot receiver, those outside passing targets are a benefit. “I think you look at the great slot receivers in this league and all of them have got great outside guys around them,”...
Look: Raiders had way too much fun hosting high school teams for 7-on-7 tournament

Look: Raiders had way too much fun hosting high school teams for 7-on-7 tournament

Today was to be the final day of Raiders OTA’s. But instead the club hosted players from 8 local high schools for the inaugural Raiders U 7-on-7 tournament. The players still had to take the field as they normally would for practice. But this time as coaches for a bunch of wide eyed high schoolers eager to soak up their guidance. Based on the pictures posted on Raiders.com, the players as well as Jon Gruden (who was an official) had entirely too much fun in their coaching roles. Among those pictured include Jon Gruden, Derek Carr, EJ Manuel, Marshawn Lynch, Amari Cooper, Lee Smith, and...
Just Blog Baby Jun 6, 2018

NFL Mocks likes Jordy Nelson signing as most important for Raiders

The Oakland Raiders are counting on a big season from wide receiver Jordy Nelson, and NFL Mocks thinks he is going to give them one. Last season, the Oakland Raiders struggled mightily in the passing game, as guys like Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree had some of the worst seasons of their career. Heading into […] NFL Mocks likes Jordy Nelson signing as most important for Raiders - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Just Blog Baby Jun 5, 2018

Amari Cooper back at practice for the Raiders Tuesday

Amari Cooper had not practiced for the Oakland Raiders since tweaking his hamstring on May 22, but he was back at it on Tuesday. During his first four seasons in the NFL since being selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders, Amari Cooper has established himself as one […] Amari Cooper back at practice for the Raiders Tuesday - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Silver And Black Pride May 31, 2018
Raiders 2018 offseason depth chart

Raiders 2018 offseason depth chart

We’re now two weeks into the Raiders’ OTA sessions and the depth chart is taking shape. With two more weeks remaining of OTA’s and minicamp, there is sure to be a few changes happen between now and training camp and certainly the start of the season. That being said, here is where the depth chart stands as of this week. *Denotes player who has not participated in OTA’s due to injury or otherwise. Notes: Slot receiver figures to be mostly Amari Cooper who would move inside when Martavis Bryant enters the game. Reserve guards David Sharpe, Vadal Alexander, and Denver Kirkland have at...
Silver And Black Pride May 30, 2018
Obi Melifonwu sees more team reps, other notes from second week of Raiders OTA’s

Obi Melifonwu sees more team reps, other notes from second week of Raiders OTA’s

Tuesday the Raiders took the field to begin their second week of OTA practices. With that the media was back to witness it, myself included. So, let’s get to it. Three of the team’s top four receivers did not take the field with their teammates. Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson, and Seth Roberts did not participate in practice. No reason was given, though we know Amari Cooper was dealing with a hamstring issue. It was a day without Nelsons. Along with Jordy, Reggie and Nick were also not on the field. Khalil Mack is still not participating in OTA’s as he has yet to receive a contract...
Silver And Black Pride May 26, 2018
Amari Cooper to be ‘main vein’ of Raiders offense, but another receiver is key to having elite trio

Amari Cooper to be ‘main vein’ of Raiders offense, but another receiver is key to having elite trio

While Amari Cooper is expected to be the focal point of the passing game, the Raiders are counting on Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant to produce. After topping 1,000 yards each of his first two seasons, Amari Cooper fell into a slump this past season recording just 680 receiving yards on 48 receptions. A large reason for that can be attributed to Cooper seemingly disappearing from former offensive coordinator Todd Downing’s playbook on a weekly basis. That will change in 2018, as Raiders head coach Jon Gruden wants the fourth-year receiver to be the focal point of his offense....
Just Blog Baby May 24, 2018

Raiders: Expect Amari Cooper to have his best season yet in 2018

Star wide receiver Amari Cooper took a step back in production during the Raiders 6-10 campaign last season, but he is slated for a big year in 2018. The Oakland Raiders struggled mightily last season, and that was everyone from their coaching staff, to their star wide receiver. Amari Cooper had his worst season as […] Raiders: Expect Amari Cooper to have his best season yet in 2018 - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
SFGate May 24, 2018

Raiders’ Bruce Irvin makes a point of graduating from college

Bruce Irvin, who has played on some big stages in his NFL career, walked across one this month when he graduated with a sociology degree from West Virginia University. “I kind of put it up there with the Super Bowl,” Irvin, who won a championship in 2014 with the Seahawks, said Tuesday. “Neck and neck.” The defensive end was one of several Raiders who returned to graduate this month, joining receiver Amari Cooper, guard Gabe Jackson and tackle Jylan Ware. Head coach Jon Gruden said after Tuesday’s practice that the Raiders, who preach the concept...
Silver And Black Pride May 23, 2018
Bruce Irvin puts college degree up there with Super Bowl: ‘that’s one thing they can’t take from me’

Bruce Irvin puts college degree up there with Super Bowl: ‘that’s one thing they can’t take from me’

The past few weeks colleges across the country have held their graduation ceremonies. Among them were several Raiders players who, well into their NFL careers, finished their college educations. In particular Amari Cooper, Bruce Irvin, Gabe Jackson, and Jylan Ware all completed their degrees. Naturally the Raiders organization is very proud of their players accomplishments; “Well, we’ve been celebrating that internally for the last couple of weeks,” said head coach Jon Gruden. There is an overarching message here, that speaks to the character, work ethic, and drive of these players....
ClutchPoints May 23, 2018
Jon Gruden calling Amari Cooper the ‘focal point’ of Raiders’ offense ‘meant a lot’ to him

Jon Gruden calling Amari Cooper the ‘focal point’ of Raiders’ offense ‘meant a lot’ to him

There is plenty of optimism surrounding the Oakland Raiders revamped personnel. Needless to say, it has started to rub off on wide receiver Amari Cooper. Head coach Jon Gruden made it known that Cooper will be featured heavily in the offense going into the 2018 NFL season. According to Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle, Gruden’s […] The post Jon Gruden calling Amari Cooper the ‘focal point’ of Raiders’ offense ‘meant a lot’ to him appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Mercury News May 23, 2018
Amari Cooper all smiles for role in new Raiders offense

Amari Cooper all smiles for role in new Raiders offense

Jon Gruden wants Cooper to be the focal point of Oakland's offense.

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