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Raiders head coaching candidate: Todd Bowles

One of the hottest assistants out there right now is Arizona Cardinals Defensive Coordinator, Todd Bowles. He has been on the hot list for a couple seasons now and this year he is hotter than ever. I would be surprised if this isn't the year Bowles secures a head coaching position. Under his tutelage, the Cardinals defense is among the best in the NFL. That team has been carried through the season by the defense, to the point where it hasn't even matter what happens on offense, they still manage to win. Bowles may be the hot head coaching name at the moment, but this isn't some sudden flare...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 24, 2014

Raiders head coaching candidate: Jim Harbaugh

The hottest name out there for the Raiders head coaching position is that of Jim Harbaugh. Reports have it that he will be fired by the 49ers within 48 hours of the end of the season. The other prevailing story is that Harbaugh may be ready to accept a contract to become the head coach at Michigan. That leaves a couple days for Mark Davis to make a decision. Does he wait until Harbaugh is fired and take the chance that reports are true and Harbaugh heads to Michigan, or does he try to acquire Harbaugh in a trade for what would likely be a mid-round pick. If he waits for Harbaugh to be...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 24, 2014

Three Raiders named to Sports Illustrated All-Rookie team

Sports Illustraded has come out with their annual All-Rookie team and it features three of the Raiders 2014 rookies on it. First up is the quarterbacks which features Derek Carr along with Vikings quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater. Here is what Doug Farrar had to say about Carr: Carr, the 36th overall pick, may have had this spot locked up midseason -- he's done a tremendous amount with very little around him -- but it's Bridgewater who has moved ahead with a great last month. In each of his last four games, the Vikings' quarterback (selected with the last pick in Round 1) has completed over...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 24, 2014

Khalil Mack limited with hamstring on Raiders vs Broncos injury report

The Wednesday injury report is out for both the Raiders and Broncos. Among the notable players missing from practice are TJ Carrie for the Raiders and linebacker Brandon Marshall for the Broncos. Additionally, Khalil Mack was limited in practice with a hamstring injury. As were Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and safety T.J. Ward. Here are the entire injury reports: Oakland Raiders Practice report Game Pos Player Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Status WR Vincent Brown Groin Did not part. QB Derek Carr Illness Full CB TJ...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 24, 2014

Raiders to begin head coach interview process immediately following season

If anyone was wondering when the Raiders will begin searching for their next head coach, it won't be long. According to Mark Davis, who spoke with Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News on Tuesday, the interview process will begin immediately following the final game of the season. Davis said they'll plan to start the interview process Monday and Tuesday next week when assistants from playoff teams are allotted time. — Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) December 24, 2014 This does not necessarily mean Tony Sparano will not be considered to return as head coach. It simply means Davis will be...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 23, 2014

Raiders week 16 Ballers & Busters

Another home game for the Raiders meant another win for the Raiders. This is a very different team in Oakland than they are elsewhere. It isn't limited to one side of the ball either. When they take the field in Oakland, the offense clicks and the defense dominates. At least that has been the case of late. These Bills are no pushover either. They were coming off a huge win over the Green Bay Packers in which they made Aaron Rodgers look like a shell of his former self. A week before, they did the same thing to Peyton Manning. It all shaped up to be a beatdown in Oakland. But that's not how...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 23, 2014

2015 NFL Pro Bowl roster: Khalil Mack, Charles Woodson snubs

The 2015 Pro Bowl rosters are out. While Marcel Reece has been named to his third straight Pro Bowl, among the biggest snubs this year is Khalil Mack who is the odds on favorite for defensive rookie of the year and considered by most to be one of the most dominant players in the NFL this season. He and Charles Woodson, who is having a Pro Bowl caliber season in his own rite, were both named alternates for the squad. Those named to the Pro Bowl at outside linebacker are: Connor Barwin, Philadelphia EaglesElvis Dumervil, Baltimore RavensTamba Hali, Kansas City ChiefsJustin Houston,...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 23, 2014

2015 NFL Pro Bowl roster: Marcel Reece a Pro Bowler once again

The NFL has announced the 2015 Pro Bowl rosters and Marcel Reece is once again among them. This makes the third straight year Reece has been named to the team. Safety Charles Woodson and linebacker Khalil Mack were named as alternates. One of the NFL's most versatile players, Reece has played in 14 games with 14 starts this season. He has rushed for 74 yards on 20 attempts, averaging 3.7 yards per carry. Reece enjoyed one of his best performances of the season in a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum on Nov. 20. He finished the game with eight carries for 37 yards,...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 23, 2014

Pro Bowl rosters announced tonight, which Raiders might make make the team?

The 2015 Pro Bowl rosters will be announced this evening at 5pm Pacific time (8pm Eastern) on NFL Network. There are a few Raiders players who you might hear their name called tonight. Marcel Reece He has made the Pro Bowl the past two seasons and finished second in Pro Bowl voting at fullback behind only Green Bay Packers fullback, John Kuhn. Reece hasn't had a fantastic season but he still holds respect across the league for his overall football skills. Among fullbacks, there are none with the complete game that Reece has including blocking, running, and receiving. Khalil Mack The...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 23, 2014

Know the Enemy Daily Links 12/23: Peyton Manning's 4 INT's doom Broncos vs Bengals

Have you ever seen Peyton Manning look as old as he does in this picture?! AFC West Broncos Broncos vs. Bengals final score: Peyton Manning throws four interceptions as Broncos lose 37-28 - Mile High ReportThe Broncos' offense, defense, and special teams giveth Monday night. And they all taketh away - none more than Peyton Manning, who threw four picks in Denver's brutal loss. Broncos vs. Bengals: What we learned about Peyton Manning and Denver's defense Monday night - Mile High ReportThe 2014 Denver Broncos lost any sense of an identity in their 28-37 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 22, 2014

Monday Night Football Open Thread

The Broncos travel to Cincinnati looking to get home field advantage in the playoffs. The Bengals are trying to win their division. Talk about the game in here! Greetings, Raider fans! Raiderdamus has given you another shiny new thread to talk about Monday Night Football. The Bengals are lucky they're not playing the Raiders this week, or they would surely lose and get knocked out of the playoffs somehow. Being a spoiler is fun! Will Peyton Manning be able to play at a high level this week after hurting himself throwing a block? Will Andy Dalton rise above his red-headedness and lead his...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 22, 2014

The Morning After: Oakland Raiders vs Buffalo Bills

This Oakland Raiders team is quite the enigma! It is unbelievable to me that this is the same team that started the year 0-10 that the home crowd has gotten to see for their last three home games. It is not so unbelievable watching the away version of this team for why they went 0-10, but this week was yet another excellent performance in front of the Raider Nation in Alameda County. Khalil Mack. Did the Raiders really get this guy with the number 5 pick in the draft?! The motor on him is just outstanding, his power and quickness combination is obviously elite and he was a one man wrecking...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 22, 2014

Know the Enemy Daily Links 12/22: Chargers energized after Chiefs' loss

AFC West Broncos Broncos' defensive line may be team's best ever - The Denver PostThe Broncos D line receives A marks as one of franchise's best Briefs: Broncos' position as AFC's No. 2 seed appears closer to established - The Denver PostGiven a day to observe, the Broncos only saw their position as the No. 2 seed reinforced. Chargers San Diego Chargers notch 38-35 comeback overtime win over San Francisco 49ers - Bolts From The BlueAfter an abysmal first three quarters, the San Diego Chargers scored the last 17 points of the game to get a win and move to 9-6. The win helps them remain in...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 22, 2014

NFL Draft order 2015: Raiders fall, but not far

Coming into this week, the Raiders were sitting in the fourth spot in the draft order. That was definitely going to change due to the Titans and Jaguars playing each other. With the Jaguars winning, it moved the Raiders in line for the third overall draft pick. No sooner did the Raiders move into that third spot but they gave it back to the Jaguars. That's what happens when the Raiders go out and win a game, especially against yet another team with a winning record. We knew that no matter what the Raiders did these final two games, they wouldn't drop below sixth. That was helped Saturday...
Buffalo Rumblings Dec 22, 2014

Gaining the proper perspective on the 2014 Buffalo Bills

Might the Bills' season-ending loss to the Raiders on Sunday have actually been a blessing in disguise? I know many of you were wondering where I have been over these past couple of months. A lot has transpired with the Buffalo Bills since my last post, so there definitely wasn't a shortage of topic ideas to discuss. And yes, things have been busy at the day job, and my soon to be one year-old daughter has been keeping me busy. But none of these were the real reasons why you haven't heard from me. As I watched the finale of yesterday's loss to the Oakland Raiders, and the clock finally hit...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 22, 2014

Charles Woodson says his return to Raiders must be package deal

We are all witnessing a pretty extraordinary player in the final throes of his Hall of Fame career. Charles Woodson just continues to defy all conventional wisdom with his performance level at the age of 38. He had his 4th interception of the season Sunday against the Bills. Then he came out at the end as part of the hands team on an onsides kick and secured the ball and the win. With every performance like this one for Woodson, the questions come as to whether he will continue to play after this season. He said a few weeks ago that if he continues to feel as good as he did then, he will...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 21, 2014

Khalil Mack has major Defensive Rookie of the Year statement game

The race for the Defensive Rookie of the Year has yet to be decided. Khalil Mack is a frontrunner and his performance in these final two weeks stood to go a long way to helping his cause. As far on-field statements go, he made a loud one today. It didn't take long either. He stuff the Bills first play of the day for no gain on a run. In total he had 5 combined tackles, one of which was a tackle for loss. And that was just in the run game. Mack was all over the place in this game. He was constantly pressuring Bills quarterback Kyle Orton and sacked him once in the game. Early on Orton was...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 21, 2014

Oakland has suddenly become trap for playoff hopefuls

If I were to tell you a little more than a month ago that no one in the NFL would want to make a trip to Oakland, you would probably laughed in my face. You would have been justified in doing so. I would have done the same. They began 0-10 on the season and hadn't won in a calendar year, including a streak of 7-straight home losses. Then suddenly, and completely out of nowhere, they became the playoff killer. Their first win came against the Chiefs who were on a 5-game winning streak. They would come into Oakland and that streak ended and a new one would begin - a three-game losing...
Silver And Black Pride Dec 21, 2014

Bills vs Raiders final score: Raiders crush Bills playoff hopes for third straight home win 26-24

The Bills started out the game winning the field position battle after a three and out started the Bills' drive at the Buffalo 40-yard line. They were in third and nine and converted on a TJ Carrie holding penalty. Then two plays later, Sammy Watkins beat DJ Hayden and Kyle Orton hit him for a 42-yard touchdown strike. The Bills led 7-0 just over five minutes into the game. On the Bills second series, they looked to be moving the ball again until Charles Woodson ended it with his 60th career interception and team leading 4th pick of the season. Unfortunately, the Raiders offense responded...
Buffalo Rumblings Dec 21, 2014

Bills-Raiders final score: 26-24 loss eliminates Buffalo from postseason

With the table set for a potentially monumental Week 17 showdown in New England, the Bills could not handle their own business on Sunday - and they've been eliminated from the playoffs. If we were talking about a Buffalo Bills win over the Oakland Raiders right now, we'd be sugarcoating the details as an excited segue into a Week 17 showdown with New England - because the Bills got a lot of help around the league today, and would have had a legitimate shot at the postseason. But we're not talking about a Bills win over the Raiders, because they're the Bills. Nope. Instead, the Bills lost to...

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