8:29 AM EDT, Wed October 01, 2014
Silver And Black Pride 18 hours ago
Tony Sparano named Raiders interim head coach

Tony Sparano named Raiders interim head coach

With Dennis Allen fired, the Raiders have made the expected move and named Tony Sparano the team's interim head coach for the remainder of the season, the team announced today. It was first reported by ESPN's Jim Trotter. This move will be announced at 2:00pm Pacific Time via press conference in Alameda. Sparano was the team's offensive line coach and assistant head coach. That along with his previous head coaching experience made him the obvious choice to take over the head coaching position. He is well respected among the players on the team and around the NFL. His NFL resume includes...
Bolts From The Blue 19 hours ago

Defense: The San Diego Chargers Little Secret

The San Diego Chargers are quietly showing the league that not only do they possess one of the leagues best Offensive teams, but they have a defense that is quietly making noise for themselves. The San Diego Chargers 33-14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday was another Bolo-Tie worthy performance for quarterback Philip Rivers. His 377 yards passing and 3 touchdown day has put him on almost everybody's MVP race through 4 games. Sunday was also the third straight game Rivers has completed over 70% of his passes. Simply put, Rivers has been phenomenal and is arguably having...
Silver And Black Pride 20 hours ago
The Morning After: End of the Dennis Allen era

The Morning After: End of the Dennis Allen era

Normally my Morning After posts are regarding the previous game played, but today I am doing a special edition for after the firing of Dennis Allen as head coach of the Oakland Raiders. The news broke last night from Jay Glazer of Fox Sports initially and now by other sources as well. There will be a press conference today at some time by Reggie McKenzie and Mark Davis to discuss the decision. There really is not that much to discuss about though. Dennis Allen was not a good head coach for the Raiders and his tenure is over for good reason. While compiling a 8-28 record, one of the worst...
Bolts From The Blue 20 hours ago

San Diego Chargers Snap Counts: Week 4 vs Jacksonville Jaguars

A weekly feature looking at the distribution of playing time for the San Diego Chargers players on offense and defense. This week, we see who contributed to the destruction of Jacksonville. Some, myself among them, thought that Sunday's contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars represented a trap game for the San Diego Chargers. In the first half, it even looked like that might be the case. The Chargers put that notion to rest, though, when they scored the final 23 points of the game to put away their overmatched opponent. We'll start by looking at the offense: Pos. Name W4 Snaps ...
Silver And Black Pride 20 hours ago
Know the Enemy Daily Links 9/30: FCC eliminates blackout rules

Know the Enemy Daily Links 9/30: FCC eliminates blackout rules

AFC West Broncos Report: Dennis Allen fired by Raiders, Broncos would welcome him back - Mile High Report No deleted tweets this time. Plus, see Dennis Allen being all chummy with John Elway and John Fox there? That might be a sign of the near future. Scouting the Cardinals' O-Line: Broncos' strong pass rush should finally surface - Mile High Report CH74 scouts the 3-0 Cardinals' to show us the holes in their offensive line, and he's brought back some good news. Chargers Did the Chargers accomplish their goals against the Jaguars? - Bolts From The Blue Looking back at the goals we set...
Mile High Report 21 hours ago
NFL blackout rule sacked via unanimous FCC vote

NFL blackout rule sacked via unanimous FCC vote

The NFL doesn't have the FCC's backing to enforce their archaic blackout rules anymore. In a vote that matters a lot more to Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers fans than Denver Broncos fans, the FCC has voted unanimously to dump the NFL's old, archaic NFL blackout rules, ProFootballTalk reports. "This is a historic day for sports fans," Sports Fans Coalition chairman David Goodriend said in a release.  "Since 1975, the federal government has propped up the NFL's obnoxious practice of blacking out a game from local TV if the stadium did not sell out.  Today's FCC action makes...
Mile High Report 23 hours ago

Scouting the Cardinals' O-Line: Broncos' strong pass rush should finally surface

In order to get the Broncos faithful ready for the Week 5 showdown against the Arizona Cardinals, CH74 went on a quick recon mission to scout the enemy. Football is back this weekend (hooray!) and since we don't have a Broncos game to evaluate the offensive line, CH74 has turned the tables to do a quick review of the Arizona Cardinals' O-Line in anticipation of the game at Mile High this weekend. Cardinals offense v. Broncos defense I scouted Arizona in their first game against the Chargers and last game against the Niners. The Cardinals employ a hybrid scheme that utilizes zone and...
Bolts From The Blue Sep 30, 2014

San Diego Chargers Daily Links: September 30, 2014

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web. Chargers' Mike McCoy: Poor execution hampering run game - Eric WilliamsOne of the things McCoy could focus on is getting the ball to Branden Oliver more. The undrafted rookie free agent finished with 56 yards on 13 touches, and could be a guy who can create explosive plays if given some space by the offense line. Audibles at the Line: Week 4 - Luke McKennaAaron Schatz: Brandon Flowers played terribly in the slot last year, but he just picked off Blake Bortles by jumping a route covering Cecil Shorts in the slot. Cian...

Denver Broncos sets focus on the Arizona Cardinals for Week 5 - Horse Tracks

Finally. The Bye Week is officially over for the Denver Broncos as John Fox and some key players met with the media yesterday to talk about various things, including the Arizona Cardinals. The best news, of course, was that Danny Trevathan might see the football field this weekend for the first time since his leg injury. The Cardinals are all about the defense and were able to reach that 3-0 record without the services of their starting quarterback, Carson Palmer. When asked about that, Fox added, "The job that that team’s done and that coaching staff has done for your backup to go...
Broncos Gab Sep 30, 2014

First quarter power rating.

Well, through week 4 , I am rating the ranking of power so far this season. With a little drumroll, here is the list: 1. Seahawks 2. Broncos 3. Cardinals 4. Bengals 5. Ravens 6. Chargers 7. Colts 8. Cowboys 9. Eagles 10.Lions 11.Packers 12.Niners 13.Bears 14.Giants 15.Steelers 16.Falcons 17.Cheifs 18.Patriots 19.Panthers 20.Saints 21.Vikings 22.Texans […]
Patriots Gab Sep 30, 2014

A Monday Night Nightmare, Pats gets embarrassed by the Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Patriots tonight and embarrassed them to a tune of 41-14. Don’t even let the score fool you, it was much worse than that. The Pats could do nothing on offense. The OL couldn’t block, Brady had a bad night throwing two bad interceptions, and the wide outs couldn’t catch. […]
Mile High Report Sep 29, 2014
Report: Dennis Allen fired by Raiders, Broncos would welcome him back

Report: Dennis Allen fired by Raiders, Broncos would welcome him back

No deleted tweets this time. Plus, see Dennis Allen being all chummy with John Elway and John Fox there? That might be a sign of the near future. The rumors have become a full-blown report. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports and Adam Schefter of ESPN each report that the Raiders have fired Dennis Allen. Breaking: Raiders have just informed Dennis Allen he is fired. — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September 30, 2014 But even more interesting to Broncos fan is the nugget Schefter dropped shortly thereafter. Whether it's this or next season, Dennis Allen's former teams, Saints and Broncos, would...
Hogs Haven Sep 29, 2014
Monday Night Football: New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs

Monday Night Football: New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs

One Week away from the Redskins next primetime game... NFL news Twiter feed: Tweets from https://twitter.com/HunterLoganX/lists/nfl-rumors-and-reporters Redskins twitter feed: Tweets from https://twitter.com/HunterLoganX/lists/beat-writers It's time for some Monday Night Football!  The New England Patriots visit the Kansas City Chiefs.  Next Monday the Seattle Seahawks travel to Landover to take on the Washington Redskins. This is an open thread to discuss any of the games, make fun of the Eagles, Giants, and Cowboys, or discuss all things Redskins. Oh yea, that Andy Reid guy...
Acme Packing Company Sep 29, 2014
Monday Night Football Thread: Patriots-Chiefs in Week 4

Monday Night Football Thread: Patriots-Chiefs in Week 4

Tom Brady and Alex Smith. Bill Belichick and Andy Reid. Let's do this. Week four concludes this evening with an AFC matchup on Monday Night Football. The 2-1 Patriots are in Kansas City to play the 1-2 Chiefs for the first time since the 2011 season. New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs 7:30 PM Central TimeArrowhead StadiumKansas City, Missouri Televised on ESPNCommentators: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters Join APC as we watch the final game of the week, 72 hours before the Packers and Vikings kick off on Thursday.
Battle Red Blog Sep 29, 2014
Monday Night Football Open Thread: Patriots at Chiefs

Monday Night Football Open Thread: Patriots at Chiefs

Talk about the Patriots-Chiefs game on Monday Night Football in Battle Red Blog's open thread. This week's Monday night football match-up features the New England Patriots (2-1) taking on the Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) in Kansas City. Both these teams are struggling offensively. The Pats are averaging only 22 points and 300 yards per game, to the Chiefs' 20 points and 320 yards per game. As a result, you should expect a low-scoring and possibly sloppy game. Pretty surprising, considering one team is quarterbacked by possibly the best QB in league history, and the other has probably the most...

Monday night open thread: Patriots at Chiefs

Chat about Monday night's matchup between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs. For more on this game, check out Pats Pulpit and Arrowhead Pride.
Silver And Black Pride Sep 29, 2014
Monday Night Football open thread: Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots

Monday Night Football open thread: Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots

Despite what our Oakland Raiders put us through on a weekly (actually, yearly) basis, we still are all fanatics for the game of football. Since we all still love football, there is a game that many of us will be watching tonight. It is Monday Night Football and the Raiders divisional rival Kansas Chiefs will be taking on another disliked team in Raider Nation, the New England Patriots. The Patriots won last week against the Raiders 16-9. It was anything but impressive fashion. Given what we have seen from the Raiders so far this year, the game being as close as it was is more of an...
Dawgs By Nature Sep 29, 2014

Monday Night Football Open Thread: Patriots vs. Chiefs

Tonight, the New England Patriots take on the Kansas City Chiefs for the final game in Week 4 on Monday Night Football. Browns fans should use this as an open thread to discuss the game. VS. Game: New England Patriots vs. Kansas City ChiefsDate/Time: Sunday, September 29, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. ET
Mile High Report Sep 29, 2014
Live Blog - Monday Night Football - New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Live Blog - Monday Night Football - New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Can't they both lose? Sign up here and join the discussion! It's the Game of the Week for Denver Broncos fans bored on a bye as the New England Patriots travel to Missouri (not Kansas) to face the Kansas City Chiefs on ESPN's Monday Night Football. Wrong state yo RT @Patriots: The #Patriots have arrived in Kansas for @ESPNMondayNight Football! pic.twitter.com/U12YfnC83R — MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) September 29, 2014 This should be a great game. The Patriots are 2.5-point favorites on the road, and Arrowhead is fired up (going for that world sound record again - the...
Mile High Report Sep 29, 2014

Richard Sherman says Broncos-Seahawks game "shouldn't have been that close"

"I don't know about ‘closing gaps' and all that," Sherman said. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman hopped on the NFL Network over his bye weekend. Sherman was asked if the Broncos "closed the gap" with the Seahawks, since they lost in overtime 26-20 instead of pretty-much-by-halftime 43-8 like in their previous match in the Super Bowl. Sherman didn't seem too entertained by the idea. "I don't know about ‘closing gaps' and all that," Sherman replied. "We should have been able to make the plays to put the game away. It shouldn't have been that close." Sherman's comments fall in...

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