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FEATURED RAIDERS POST: Raiders exploring possibilities with Cordarrelle Patterson

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Raiders exploring possibilities with Cordarrelle Patterson

“We’re just excited to get our hands on him”

The Raiders signed enigmatic wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to a two year deal that can void after this season depending upon his production. He was drafted in the first round ( 29th overall ) in the 2013 draft by the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota gave up a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 7th round pick for the pick they used to draft Patterson.

For that small bounty the Vikings got 132 receptions for 1,316 yards and 7 touchdowns. He added 333 yards on 31 carries and an additional 4 touchdowns. His main contribution came on Special Teams where he had 134 kick returns for 4,075 yards and an incredible 5 touchdowns.

The Raiders hope to succeed where Minnesota failed in turning Patterson into a complete wide receiver. While Patterson is an absolute terror in space, his attention to detail and overall effort have held him back. His struggles are not entirely his fault as he did have 2 Head Coaches, 3 Offensive Coordinators, and 6 quarterbacks in his four years. The quality and consistency of the current coaching staff could be the spark Patterson needs to reach his potential.

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FEATURED RAIDERS POST: Why I am a Raider Fan(atic)

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Why I am a Raider Fan(atic)

My parents split up in I was young, and I grew up moving between Oakland and Concord. I spent my early school years in Oakland, and went to Crocker Highlands, just up the hill from Lake Merritt. As such, I developed an allegiance with the City of Oakland at a young age, and naturally adopted their teams as my teams.

Growing up in Oakland in the early 70’s made the choice of teams very easy. I did not have parents that followed sports closely (although my mom did take me to a couple of A’s games) however. I also was really young, and did not understand the games, really. Without an elder to help make the connections, I never really had a chance to follow these sports closely. So, sadly, the true glory years of the Raiders and A’s happened right under my nose, and I did not really notice. I did not really notice much when the Raiders moved to LA for that matter. Although, I still called them my team.

I met a friend for life while going to High School in Concord. Well, actually, he was more like a brother from another mother. Perry (RIP) was a Raider fanatic. He used to say “I am not a Raider fan, I bleed Silver & Black”. I have heard others say similar things since, but he said it first, and most passionately.

1986 was the year that Perry turned my casual support of the Raiders into a state of fanaticism. He had a request for his birthday. He wanted to go to a Raider game. I said p ” >”>

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FEATURED RAIDERS ARTICLE: Raiders top three picks remain unsigned after busy day of draft pick signings

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There are so many great Oakland Raiders web sites on the net that sometimes I feel the need to re-post some of the pages that I stumble on.

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Raiders top three picks remain unsigned after busy day of draft pick signings

After a Friday jam-packed with draft pick signings, the Raiders’ top three selections of Gareon Conley, Obi Melifonwu and Eddie Vanderdoes remain without contracts.

Today the Raiders signed all their picks from the fourth through seventh rounds. This includes T David Sharpe, LB Marquel Lee, S Shalom Luani, T Jylan Ware, DT Treyvon Hester and RB Elijah Hood. Lee and Hood should be expected to battle for playing time, while the others will need to find their places on the depth chart and on special teams.

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Raiders among most talented rosters (FEATURED RAIDERS ARTICLE)

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I love talking about my insights about the Oakland Raiders on this site, but since I frequent so many other Oakland Raiders blogs, on occasion it just makes more sense to share what another blogger is saying about our beloved Raiders. Even though,Although I hope you come to this site often for your Oakland football news and information, I still appreciate all of the other awesome websites out there, and I want to share what some of them have to say also.

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Raiders among most talented rosters

Earlier this week, NFL.com’s Gil Brandt released his ranking of the top ten rosters in the NFL according to talent level. The Raiders came in at #4 overall, behind the two Super Bowl teams and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here’s what Brandt had to say about the current construction of the Oakland roster:

4) Oakland Raiders

Last season, the Raiders had seven Pro Bowl players, the most of any team. The roots of this roster go back in part to 2014, when they selected three blue-chippers: quarterback Derek Carr, defensive end Khalil Mack and right guard Gabe Jackson. Veteran free agents Marshawn Lynch and Jared Cook will add even more punch to an offense that already boasted top-flight receiver ” > “>

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Featured Raiders Pic – California: San Francisco International Airport – Bay Area sports Hall of Fame – John Madden

Just a little diversion from all of that Raiders news and information you’re soaking in.

Here is a random picture from Flickr that is tagged with “Oakland Raiders”. If you like what you see, you should check out what other pictures the photographer has to offer.

California: San Francisco International Airport – Bay Area sports Hall of Fame – John Madden

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John Madden played football and baseball at Jefferson High School in Daly City. A tackle at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, but his career ended with injury in his first season. He coached at Hancock Junior College and San Diego State, then joined the Oakland Raiders as assistant coach in 1967. In 1969, at age 33, he became the youngest coach in the NFL. He won 112 games in 11 seasons, including one Super Bowl and eight seasons in playoffs. He was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1991, and his plaque can be found at SFO Gate 85.

The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, started in 1979 by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s Sports Committee and former president of the San Francisco 49ers, Lou Spadia, honors the Bay Area’s athletic legends. The first Enshrinement Banquet was held in 1980 and honored Bay Area sports legends Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Hank Luisetti, Ernie Nevers and Bill Russell. Each enshrinee receives a bronze plaque of their likeness which is displayed at the banquet and featured in the United Airlines terminal at SFO International Airport before being moved to a permanent location near the stadium, university, golf club, or school they were involved with in the Bay Area.

San Francisco International Airport (IATA: SFO, ICAO: KSFO, FAA LID: SFO), located 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco in unincorporated San Mateo County, offers non-stop links with more than 30 international points on 25 international carriers. The Bay Area’s largest airport connects non-stop with more than 65 cities in the U.S. on 20 domestic airlines. The airport originally opened on May 7, 1927 as Mills field Municipal Aiport and was renamed San Francisco Municipal Airport in 1931, witht he Municipal replaced by International in 1955.

SFO was voted “North America’s Best Airport” in 2008 by passengers for its outstanding customer service and amenities.

In 2007, the San Francisco International Airport was ranked #121 on the AIA 150 America’s Favorite Architecture list.

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Great Raiders Picture – Texans Practice

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Texans Practice

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Before the game.
Final Score: Oakland Raiders 6, Houston Texans 29

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FEATURED RAIDERS ARTICLE: NFL approves Raiders Las Vegas stadium lease “a big step”

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NFL approves Raiders Las Vegas stadium lease “a big step”

Another box was checked today for the Raiders relocation to Las Vegas. The owners have approved the lease agreement between the franchise and the city at their owners meeting in Chicago Tuesday.

Mark Davis called the vote “a big step” in the process that began when the league had officially approved the team’s relocation to Las Vegas in late March.

Just a week ago, there was some uncertainty the lease would be signed and ready in time for the owner’s meeting.

Those concerns were alleviated at the meeting last week on May 18 when the lease was signed by the Las Vegas Stadium Authority. The worry was had the lease not been ready in time for the owners meeting, it could ultimately push the entire project back a year due to the fact that the next owners meeting doesn’t take place until October.

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