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Silver And Black Pride 1 hour ago
Know the Enemy Daily Links 10/2: 2015 NFL Draft dates set, location still unknown

Know the Enemy Daily Links 10/2: 2015 NFL Draft dates set, location still unknown

AFC West Broncos Peyton 'The Piranha' Manning will eat your football knowledge - Mile High Report Peyton Manning's former coaches, Bruce Arians and Tom Moore of the Arizona Cardinals, talked about "The Piranha" in advance of their matchup with the Denver Broncos this week. Kiszla: Broncos running game needs to improve, or offense must change - Denver Post At a paltry 3.2 yards per rush, Denver is among the least-efficient running teams in the NFL. The ugly statistic prompted this irreverent question to coach John Fox: Does your ground game stink? Chargers Doug Legursky center of attention...
Silver And Black Pride 17 hours ago
Rich Gannon sounds off on Dennis Allen firing

Rich Gannon sounds off on Dennis Allen firing

Rich Gannon took to Sirius XM and made his opinions known regarding the state of the Raiders organization. Rich Gannon is the co-host of the show The Sirius XM Blitz and yesterday, as he often does, he loudly opined about the Raiders and their recent firing of Dennis Allen. "I can't say I'm surprised," began Gannon. "They had to get off to a good start, I think everyone was targeting this bye week. They had to be 2-2 at the worst, as it turned out they were 0-4 and there was no sign, to me anyway, that there was any progress." Gannon then discussed the free agent signings that the Raiders...
Silver And Black Pride 17 hours ago

Khalil Mack, Derek Carr in running for Defensive, Offensive Rookie of the Year

While the Raiders have started off the 2014 season with an embarrassing 0-4 record, two rookies have shined. Because of their consistent play, outside linebacker Khalil Mack and quarterback Derek Carr are in the running for Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year according to  NFL.com's Marc Sessler. Sessler puts Mack third in the running and gives Carr an honorable mention. While Mack has yet to record his first sack, he has provided a considerable amount of pressure on opposing quarterbacks. But what has really stood out is his run defense. Through four games, Mack has 24 tackles...
Silver And Black Pride 22 hours ago

With Dennis Allen removed, questions shift to Reggie McKenzie's GM position

The first big domino fell this week with the 0-4 Raiders. But with any series of dominoes, more will fall. Attention naturally shifts to the next in line and that's Reggie McKenzie. While Dennis Allen has been held accountable for the way this team has performed on the field, Reggie McKenzie will now receive the focus as the man who hired him and put this team together. So, while the team was announcing they had relieved Dennis Allen of his duties as head coach and had replaced him with interim head coach Tony Sparano, the questions turned to whether McKenzie also deserved the same...
Silver And Black Pride 23 hours ago

Tony Sparano: Raiders "have forgotten how to win"

Once again, Marshall Faulk has a question for us: Being GMC Professional Grade means being bold and decisive. At the quarter mark of the season, it’s time to put a stake in the ground. What bold decision would you like to see from your team? It just so happens, the Raiders already made that bold decision. It was the boldest decision any team could make. Dennis Allen was ousted from his head coaching position Monday night. This move was not unexpected with the team going 0-4 on the season along with a couple embarrassing losses along the way. Taking over for Allen is interim head coach,...

Know the Enemy Daily Links 10/1: Jamaal Charles wins AFC offensive player of the week

AFC West Broncos  Ron Jaworski savors play of Terrance Knighton - Denver Post Live action can do the unthinkable and make a defensive tackle, even one as enormous as the 335-pound-or-so Knighton, disappear. To those who study film, though, Knighton stands out from that scrummed pile of humanity. Denver Broncos happy to have linebacker Danny Trevathan back in action - Denver Post "I thought Brandon Marshall stepped in and did a really good job. We've got some youth at that position," Fox said. "But we welcome back Danny, because he's one of our better players." Chargers Defense: The San...
Silver And Black Pride Sep 30, 2014
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...
Silver And Black Pride Sep 30, 2014
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...
Silver And Black Pride Sep 30, 2014
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...
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...
Silver And Black Pride Sep 29, 2014
The Morning After: Oakland Raiders vs Miami Dolphins

The Morning After: Oakland Raiders vs Miami Dolphins

Do you think there could have been a worse performance by the Oakland Raiders in London? It was about as bad as we could possibly have pictured it being, any worse would have just happened in the numb to it all portion of the game anyway. The absolute worst part about the game wasn't even the score or the complete ineptitude in every aspect outside of the first drive. It was the injury to Derek Carr. The injury itself was bad enough, but how on earth do you let him get another play off in that condition? Every player wants to play through injuries when and if they can, it is up to the...
The Phinsider Sep 29, 2014

Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 9/29/14

Check out the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the past day, including the Dolphins traveled to London to defeat the Oakland Raiders 38-14. DOLPHINS AT RAIDERS: Raiders might stink, but Miami Dolphins stepped up to avoid... | www.palmbeachpost.comA journey of more than 4,000 miles each way surely never felt so good.That’s because it’s possible the Miami Dolphins took a major step on a much longer journey – the one leading to self-discovery – with a 38-14 victory Sunday in London against Oakland. London Balling: Dolphins Dominant In Rout Of RaidersThe 38-14 final...
Mile High Report Sep 28, 2014

Raiders coach Dennis Allen is rumored to have been fired

An AP reporter tweeted saying Dennis Allen has been fired, then deleted the tweet and posted an apology. How hot is the hot seat upon which Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen is sitting? Try scalding. A tweet on Sunday night from an AP reporter claimed that Allen had been fired, and that the team would announce it as soon as Tuesday. This came less than a week after CBS' Jason La Canfora reported Allen could be fired if the Raiders laid an egg for the fourth week in a row. The Raiders lost to the Dolphins 38-14 in London Sunday. Interestingly, 45 minutes later, the tweet was deleted. The...
Silver And Black Pride Sep 28, 2014
Antonio Smith: Firing Dennis Allen now would be

Antonio Smith: Firing Dennis Allen now would be "accepting being a loser"

Here we are. We have all seen this coming. The bye week. The question was where the Raiders would be when we got here. They are 0-4, coming off their worst loss of the season in London against the Dolphins. The team needs a big change. The obvious target for that change is that of head coach, Dennis Allen. Veteran defensive lineman, Antonio Smith disagrees with this. In his opinion, that would be the opposite of change. The way he sees it, a head coaching change midseason is to give up on the team. That's not something he is in favor of. "Man, I don't get into that," Smith said of the idea...
Silver And Black Pride Sep 28, 2014

Raiders brief bout with confidence turns to defeat, introspection

You could almost feel this coming. But you don't completely give into that nagging voice in the back of your mind that says the Raiders will take this good feeling they had and fall flat on their face. The funny part of all this is the good feeling didn't even come from a win. It came from actually looking competitive for the only time this season. That nearly tied game in New England offered a lot of hope and an infusion of confidence to these Raiders players, specifically on defense. They thought they had figured things out. That they had turned the proverbial corner. All that was shot...
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider Sep 28, 2014
Dolphins vs Raiders final score: Dolphins decimate Raiders behind big Tannehill performance

Dolphins vs Raiders final score: Dolphins decimate Raiders behind big Tannehill performance

The Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders completed their Week 4 International Series contest with the Dolphins simply dominating throughout the day. Ryan Tannehill led the way with an amazing performance. The Miami Dolphins destroyed the Oakland Raiders during the two sides' Week 4 International Series contest. In front of some 83,000 fans at London's Wembley, Miami took it to the Raiders, and did not let up until completing wholesale substitutions late in the game. The game opened with the Dolphins deferring the kick to the second half, only to allow the Raiders to march straight down the...
Silver And Black Pride Sep 28, 2014
Raiders vs Dolphins final score: Raiders melt down on global scale 38-14

Raiders vs Dolphins final score: Raiders melt down on global scale 38-14

Just when you thought the Raiders had figured out some things - at least on defense - they come out and have a performance as they did in London Sunday. The highlights for Raiders fans ended early. It consisted of the Def Leppard set and the first drive. And that was it. On the first play of the game, Derek Carr went for James Jones up the right sideline and Jones makes a diving one-handed grab for a 30-yard gain. A few plays later, Vincent Brown gets his first catch as a Raider. It goes for 8 yards to pick up the firsts down and put the Raiders in scoring position at the 33-yard line. The...
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider Sep 28, 2014
Dolphins vs Raiders first half report: Dolphins dominate to 24-7 lead

Dolphins vs Raiders first half report: Dolphins dominate to 24-7 lead

The Miami Dolphins have a 2-47 lead at halftime of their game against the Oakland Raiders behind a hot start for quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders have completed the first half of their International Series game in London today. The Dolphins opened the game slowly on the first possession, but turned it on after that. The game opened with the Dolphins deferring the kick to the second half, only to allow the Raiders to march straight down the field. Gaining large chunks of yardage through the air, then supporting it with hard running from Darren McFadden,...
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider Sep 28, 2014
Dolphins vs Raiders inactives list

Dolphins vs Raiders inactives list

The Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders have released their inactive players lists for today's game in London. The Miami Dolphins kickoff against the Oakland Raiders in London at 1pm ET. Both teams have released their respective inactive players lists ahead of the game: Miami Chris McCain, linebacker (family reasons) Koa Misi, linebacker (injured) Knowshon Moreno, running back (injured) Mike Pouncey, center (injured) Shelley Smith, guard (injured) Randy Starks, defensive tackle (injured) Billy Turner, guard (injured) Oakland Tony Bergstrom, guard Matt McCants, tackle Denarius...
The Phinsider Sep 28, 2014
Raiders vs Dolphins Week 4 Connections between Oakland and Miami

Raiders vs Dolphins Week 4 Connections between Oakland and Miami

The Miami Dolphins travel to take on the Oakland Raiders in London England today. What connections exist between the two clubs? We continue our weekly look at the connections between the Miami Dolphins and their upcoming opponents with a look at the Oakland Raiders. The Dolphins are hosting an AFC West team for the second time in two weeks in the Raiders and as usual there are plenty of player and coaching connections between the two clubs. Former Teams Raiders assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Tony Sparano was the Head Coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2008-11. Raiders linebackers...

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