L.A. may have gone from luxury to necessity for NFL
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Nearly 20 years ago, the Rams and Raiders left Los Angeles. Since then, talk has persisted regarding a potential return. Primarily because talk of teams moving to Los Angeles often helped certain teams get public money for new stadiums. Meanwhile, the N…Upvote Share Tweet
profootballtalk.com 3 hours agoThe Pro Football Hall of Fame added a new contributor category to help deserving non-players make their way to Canton, and the first two candidates have been chosen. Via Jim Trotter of ESPN, a member of the nine-person committee, former Raiders and Pack…Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders face another rookie QBESPN.com 8 hours agoESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson compares the road of Derek Carr to Browns rookie Johnny Manziel.Upvote Share TweetA weekly look at what the Oakland Raiders must fix: The Raiders are headed to Cleveland next Sunday a broken team. At 0-6, they are the NFL’s only winless squad look incapable of winning a game. The Raiders are getting outplayed and outproduced, and Oak…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL begins to take temperature of L.A. marketprofootballtalk.com Oct 21 (yesterday)Amid plenty of reports and rumors and speculation about the looming relocation of the Rams, Raiders, or Chargers to Los Angeles, the NFL has begun actively exploring what folks in L.A. want from a new stadium. According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles …Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders coach Tony Sparano continues to stress the positive in face of mounting injuries to go along with lossesinsidebayarea.com Oct 20 (yesterday)Filed for print . . . As interim coach Tony Sparano continued to stress the positive Monday at his weekly press conference, the number of players healthy enough to receive the message is dwindling. The latest casualties are strong safety Usama Young and…Upvote Share Tweet
Charles Woodson on third-down defense: 'It's killing us'ESPN.com Oct 20 (2 days ago)OAKLAND, Calif. -- Random thoughts after the Oakland Raiders' 24-13 home loss to Arizona that dropped the Raiders to 0-6: The Raiders’ biggest problem (and there’s many) is their third-down defense. It has been dreadful. The Raiders entered their loss t…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Oct 20 (3 days ago)Though the winless Raiders showed some spark in Sunday’s game vs. Arizona, they couldn’t quite keep up with the NFC West-leading Cardinals, who secured a 24-13 victory in Oakland. And as the Cardinals took care of business against the Raiders, injured A…Upvote Share Tweet
Usama Young injury may be seriousESPN.com Oct 19 (3 days ago)OAKLAND, Calif. -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Oakland Raiders' 24-13 loss to Arizona: Young injury may be bad: Oakland interim coach Tony Sparano said the result of the knee injury suffered by safety Usama Young “probably won’t be g…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 19 (3 days ago)Something's afoot here. Somehow, someway, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer and Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack got their cleats stuck together on a fourth-quarter passing play. Thankfully, offensive linemen Jared Veldheer and Bobby Mas…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Oct 19 (3 days ago)The many talents of Cardinals tailback Andre Ellington helped Arizona take a 21-13 edge after three quarters in Oakland. On an eight-play, 80-yard scoring drive near the end of the third period, Ellington touched the ball six times, racking up 40 yards …Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders-Cardinals underway . . .insidebayarea.com Oct 19 (3 days ago)Raiders opening kickoff return to the 14-yard line . .Upvote Share Tweetinsidebayarea.com Oct 19 (3 days ago)The Raiders will be without two starters Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals as fullback Marcel Reece and defensive end Justin Tuck were both declared inactive. Their absence comes as a mild surprise in that both were limited in practice Friday after m…Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders horrendous third-down defense must get better for any hope of pulling out of 0-5 tailspininsidebayarea.com Oct 17 (5 days ago)Filed for print . . . The statistical markers of an 0-5 start are everywhere for the Raiders, but nowhere is it more glaring than third-down defense. Opponents have converted 36 of 70 third-down situations against the Raiders defense, a 51.4 percent rat…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Oct 17 (5 days ago)Last week, the Oakland Raiders showed some rare life against the San Diego Chargers, and the Arizona Cardinals continued to be the surprise leader of the NFC West. Sunday, the 0-5 Raiders will try to do what they couldn’t last week against San Diego -- …Upvote Share Tweet
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