The Niners’ offensive line is in trouble. The Giants are not going to catch the Rockies. The Raiders are still the Raiders, unable to beat the Chargers. Now, that’s out of the way.
It’s the nature of our business to complain, usually for good reason. But it isn’t that bad, people. The Niners are undefeated, and who cares if it’s one game and they’ll probably lose to Seattle. They’re undefeated. Read More
The media frenzy has been about Lane Kiffin’s future, but nothing will change with the Raiders until Al Davis is no longer in charge — and that could happen sooner than you think. Read More
So much for optimism.
Trying my best to keep the rose-colored glasses from sliding off my face while previewing the Raiders’ season opener a week ago, I focused primarily on the potential of the 2008 Raiders between the lines. I noted the multitude of weapons at Lane Kiffin’s disposal, and how they were going to put up points in bunches this season, while improving drastically on the defensive side as well.
Cue the laugh track here. Read More
I was the 49ers’ radio sideline reporter in October 1994 when the Red and Gold suffered one of the worst home losses in franchise history, a 40-8 drubbing by the Philadelphia Eagles. Read More
It’s been a five-year stretch of futility for the Raiders, and while hope always springs eternal at the start of each new season, there really haven’t been many reasons for the Raider Nation to get truly excited in any of the previous four.
There are plenty of reasons now. Read More
Lane Kiffin has learned the secret of success for a Raiders coach: Showing that you can challenge Al Davis.
Davis has always had an overwhelming presence, but he also has respected coaches who challenge him. Read More
Private Pyle just couldn’t handle it anymore. He had been through so much already, and with results being far outpaced by insults, and with his motivation waning, he was ready to pack it in. You remember Private Pyle, don’t you? You remember when he climbed to the top of a giant obstacle during basic training in “Full Metal Jacket,” but was too afraid to step over and go down the other side? Me too. Like it opened yesterday. Read More
In pro football, smart coaches let personnel dictate strategy, which is why the Raiders will be a run-first, pass-second team this season. Read More