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LA Rams spoil Raiders' return to Coliseum with 19-15 win

LOS ANGELES — Sean McVay and Jon Gruden both knew theyve got to coach against each other in a real game just 23 days after the Rams preseason visit from the Raiders.So while the Raiders return to the Coliseum was a thrill for their faithful Southern California fan base, the Rams young coach and his veteran role model both made sure the action on the field was as meaningless as possible.Rookie John Kelly rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown, and the Rams welcomed the Raiders back to LA with a 19-15 preseason victory over Oakland on Saturday.Chris Warren rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown...

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Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Rams: Highlights, score and recap

The Oakland Raiders hit the road for the first time this preseason, heading to their old stomping grounds to take on the Los Angeles Rams. Due to the fact the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Rams will meet up again in a little over three weeks to open the 2018 regular season, head coach Jon […] Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Rams: Highlights, score and recap - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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2018 Oakland Raiders training camp: Top-10 storylines

With training camp wrapping up a day early thanks to Jon Gruden giving the team a day off, we look at all the storylines from the past few weeks. The Oakland Raiders finished training camp a day early, as new head coach Jon Gruden decided to give the team their last day of camp off. […] 2018 Oakland Raiders training camp: Top-10 storylines - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Raiders coach Jon Gruden says Derek Carr knows the offense better than himself

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden’s job is being made easier by having a cerebral player under his wing in Derek Carr, as evidenced by the high praises the team’s returning mentor has heaped on the quarterback. So impressed is Gruden of Carr that he said the signal-caller knows the intricacies of the team’s offense […] The post Raiders coach Jon Gruden says Derek Carr knows the offense better than himself appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Raiders news: Jon Gruden calls Martavis Bryant ‘the white tiger’

One of the biggest storylines in camp for the Oakland Raiders this offseason has been the fluctuating performance of wide receiver Martavis Bryant. As a result, it appears head coach Jon Gruden has come up with a nickname for the new wideout. Bryant’s arrival in Oakland has been riddled with notable performances both good and bad. According […] The post Raiders news: Jon Gruden calls Martavis Bryant ‘the white tiger’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Raiders HC Jon Gruden claims Khalil Mack holdout is not a ‘distraction’

The Oakland Raiders best player Khalil Mack hasn’t been at training camp since it opened holding out for a new contract and it seems to be the hottest topic around the Raiders. Coach Jon Gruden doesn’t think that Mack being gone has been a distraction to the team, although he does wish that he was with the […] The post Raiders HC Jon Gruden claims Khalil Mack holdout is not a ‘distraction’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jon Gruden frustrated at having to play Rams twice in the next month

The schedule-making elves at NFL Headquarters have put an interesting wrinkle in the Raiders’ slate this season. Oakland plays the Rams this Saturday for Preseason Week 2, and then has to play them again in short order in a regular season Week 1 Monday Night Football game. This development has Raiders coach Jon Gruden scratching his head. “I don’t understand it honestly, I don’t,” said Gruden when asked by reporters if he’d ever done anything like this before. When asked about his reaction to this quirk of the schedule, Gruden said, “Like I said, I’ve never seen that. I was...

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Ex-Raiders HC Jack Del Rio says Oakland has ‘gotta pay’ Khalil Mack

The Oakland Raiders have had the looming contract situation involving Star defensive end Khalil Mack hang over the franchise for the last few months. There doesn’t appear to be any resolution approaching despite the start of the 2018 regular season now being less than a month away. With that in mind, former Raiders head coach […] The post Ex-Raiders HC Jack Del Rio says Oakland has ‘gotta pay’ Khalil Mack appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Raiders QB Derek Carr in ‘real command’ of Jon Gruden’s offense

The Oakland Raiders have undergone some major changes that were headlined by the arrival of head coach Jon Gruden, which has put in place a new offensive scheme ahead of the 2018 season. It hasn’t taken long for Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Carr to get a grip of the game plan as Gruden has voiced […] The post Raiders QB Derek Carr in ‘real command’ of Jon Gruden’s offense appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Raiders reportedly claim DT Gabe Wright who was waived by Dolphins after cheap shot on helmetless teammate

With just one day of camp remaining for the Raiders, they have added a journeyman defensive tackle with a recent black mark on his record. Oakland is still the place for second chances. At least it is while Jon Gruden is head coach. The Raiders are giving Gabe Wright a shot, claiming him off waivers from the Dolphins, according to Ian Rapoport. Source: The #Raiders claimed former #Dolphins DL Gabe Wright.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 15, 2018 The 6-3, 309-pound defensive tackle was waived by the Dolphins this week hours after he hit running back Kenyan Drake “with an elbow or...

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Rams coach Sean McVay excited to face mentor in Raiders’ Jon Gruden

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay has spent the last several days expressing his displeasure with the team’s effort in the preseason opener. However, he could not help but acknowledge the intrigue surrounding the matchup with Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden this week. The showdown with Gruden is sure to bring up a sense […] The post Rams coach Sean McVay excited to face mentor in Raiders’ Jon Gruden appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Raiders news: Jon Gruden says return to Oakland was ‘awesome’

In his first game back on the sidelines in nearly a decade, Oakland Raiders Jon Gruden helped lead his team to a preseason opener win over the Detroit Lions. It was a unique feeling for Gruden as he hadn’t been on the sideline at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum as the head coach of the Raiders in 17 […] The post Raiders news: Jon Gruden says return to Oakland was ‘awesome’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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2018 NFL Preseason Week 1: Raiders vs. Lions game time open thread

It’s game time, Raider Nation! The moment we’ve all been waiting for is here. In just a few short minutes, the Oakland Raiders will take the field in a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at the Oakland Coliseum under former and current head coach Jon Gruden. The Raiders are bringing in an entirely new offensive system under Gruden and offensive coordinator Greg Olson as well as a new defensive system under Mike Zimmer disciple Paul Guenther. The high-powered Lions will be a great test of the new defensive scheme, and their solid secondary should pose a challenge for the Raiders’...

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Do you feel better, worse or the same after Lions’ preseason loss to Raiders?

How was the 2018 Lions’ first impression? If first impressions are everything, I’m thinking Matt Patricia may want a mulligan. The first-time head coach led his team out on the field against the Oakland Raiders for Friday’s preseason opener and it got ugly early. Though the Detroit Lions were only down 3-0 after one quarter, they were getting outgained 118-19. From there, the game evened out quite a bit. The Lions’ running game was the highlight of the game, with Ameer Abdullah and Kerryon Johnson leading the torch of optimism. The defense stiffened up for a good portion of the...

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Connor Cook’s ‘excellent’ camp translates to playing field, makes strong case in backup QB battle

The third-year quarterback certainly impressed against the Lions. The atmosphere was electric Friday night in Oakland, as the Raiders preseason opener marked the return of Jon Gruden to the NFL sidelines. Yet in a hectic environment, third-year quarterback Connor Cook remained calm, cool, and collected. As the pocket collapsed on him, Cook rolled to his left while keeping his eyes downfield and delivered a strike to Ryan Switzer in the back of the end zone for a Raiders touchdown. The play epitomized what head coach Jon Gruden felt was a ‘pretty good’ performance, one that could push...

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What to watch for in Raiders preseason week one match-up vs Lions

Raiders football returns tonight in Oakland with the first preseason game. Here’s where your attention should be. Return of Chucky All eyes are on Jon Gruden for this one as he makes his re-debut as Raiders head coach. He will be making the rounds, slapping hands in the Black Hole and even more energetic than he usually is (if that’s even possible). The Chucky dolls will be out and the Chucky scowl will be plastered on his face and the crowd will be loving it. This isn’t just another preseason game. Backup the Carr EJ Manuel has dominated the battle between he and Connor Cook this...

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Raiders news: Oakland WRs coach says Martavis Bryant ‘putting the work in’ to learn offense

Last weekend Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden sent a clear message to Martavis Bryant, he needed to start playing better in training camp and it appears that Bryant may have gotten the message. Wide receiver coach Edgar Bennett said that Bryant has been putting in the time and it has shown with his play on the […] The post Raiders news: Oakland WRs coach says Martavis Bryant ‘putting the work in’ to learn offense appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Colorado’s Kelsey Martinez, 1st-ever female Raiders assistant coach, finds fan in NFL’s first female strength coach

Kelsey Martinez became the first female coach in Raiders history when she joined Oakland’s strength and conditioning staff this offseason.

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Gruden set for first game since return as Raiders coach, and he’s looking forward to it ‘big time’

The former Raiders head coach is excited to return to the Oakland sidelines wearing Silver & Black. The Raiders kick off their preseason on Friday against the Detroit Lions, but this matchup will be more than just a game, it marks the return of Jon Gruden to the NFL sidelines. After a nine-year coaching hiatus in which he became a football icon working for ESPN, Gruden will don the Silver & Black for the first time since infamously being traded to the Buccaneers in 2002. Gruden is ecstatic for his return, but is also ready to face the challenges that come with being away from coaching for...

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Success is a mindset and Raiders are thinking like winners

In order to win at anything, you must first think like a winner, then you must discipline yourself to practice like a winner, and most importantly go out and win. “Do your job” is a champions philosophy. In the past 17 years the New England Patriots have attributed five Lombardi trophies, eight trips to the big game, and nine straight division championships, to doing your job. Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, looks to emulate and expand on that mantra. Competition brings out the best in players on the football field, and Gruden has repeatedly told his players they need to play,...

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Raiders QB Derek Carr believes Martavis Bryant has a ‘sense of urgency’

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden recently made it known that wide receiver Martvis Bryant has struggled a bit through training camp. It appears he received Gruden’s message loud and clear. Bryant has had some difficulty getting a grasp of the new playbook. However, according to Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area, quarterback Derek Carr says […] The post Raiders QB Derek Carr believes Martavis Bryant has a ‘sense of urgency’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jon Gruden admits Raiders signed Jordy Nelson to help ‘elevate’ Amari Cooper

The Oakland Raiders made several major changes to the roster this offseason, including the addition of former Pro Bowl wide receiver Jordy Nelson through free agency. Nelson has brought some much-needed veteran presence to the wide receiver corps. On Thursday, head coach Jon Gruden voiced that he believes the 32-year-old can help push Amari Cooper […] The post Jon Gruden admits Raiders signed Jordy Nelson to help ‘elevate’ Amari Cooper appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lions vs. Raiders 2018 preseason: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, channel and more

All the information you need to know about the Lions’ 2018 preseason opener. The wait for Detroit Lions football is nearly over. On Friday, the 2018 Detroit Lions, led by new head coach Matt Patricia, will face the Oakland Raiders in their preseason opener. The starters for each team are not expected to play much, and the playbook is bound to be quite vanilla, but there’s something exciting about seeing the team take the field for the first time. We won’t get all the answers we’re so desperately seeking from this team, but we may get hints scattered throughout Friday night. While...

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Oakland Raiders: Is it time to be concerned about Martavis Bryant?

One of the biggest offseason moves that the Oakland Raiders made this offseason was trading a third-round pick for wide receiver Martavis Bryant. Early reports after the first week and a half of training camp for the Oakland Raiders are that new head coach, Jon Gruden isn’t pleased with Martavis Bryant‘s performance and that Bryant […] Oakland Raiders: Is it time to be concerned about Martavis Bryant? - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site

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Gruden returning to Coliseum as head coach of Raiders again

Jon Gruden will be roaming the Coliseum sidelines for the first time in his second stint as Oakland's coach when the Raiders host the Detroit Lions

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Raiders WR Martavis Bryant not picking up Jon Gruden’s playbook

The early reviews about new Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant are in, and they’re not good. He’s already been called out publicly by Raiders coach Jon Gruden for his poor performance in camp, where he has been outplayed by Ryan Switzer. Former Raiders receiver James Jones went out and talked with Raiders offensive coordinator […] The post Raiders WR Martavis Bryant not picking up Jon Gruden’s playbook appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Raiders’ Mario Edwards Jr. fighting to hold off rookies Maurice Hurst, P.J. Hall

Assuming everyone stays healthy in the defensive tackle room, which is a big if, Oakland could have a talented group with Mario Edwards Jr. and rookies Maurice Hurst and P.J. Hall. Since everyone is healthy at the moment, a competitive battle for the starting three-technique has emerged during training camp. “[Edwards has] had some really good practices here,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said Monday. “He’s flashed at times. He’s showed some penetration and quickness. It’s a very competitive situation now with Maurice Hurst and P.J. Hall back. We’re happy to have him Mario out...

Jon Gruden at 2018 NFL Combine, "He will be the headliner in our offense" | NFL

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Jon Gruden Introduced as Raiders Head Coach, "I want to win" | NFL

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Jon Gruden's Best Mic'd Up Moments | Sound FX | NFL Films

Listen in on the very best of former Oakland Raiders, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach, Jon Gruden, mic'd up.