Raiders The Team NFL Players Would Least Like To Play For In New Poll

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In a new poll done by ‘ESPN/NFL Nation Confidential’ – the Raiders are reported to be the team NFL players would LEAST like to play for.

ESPN polled 100-plus players to find the least desirable location to play in the NFL. Their question was: “The only way I’d play for [team name] is if they doubled my salary.”

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Raiders Leaving Oakland ????

According to a report by the San Antonio Express News, three Oakland Raider executives, including owner Mark Davis, met with several San Antonio officials on July 18 to discuss the possibility of relocating the team to the Texas city.  The supposed meeting that reportedly lasted two or three days, was spearheaded by former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros, who is  said to have been the “architect” of the meeting,  and involved a tour of the Alamodome and an aerial tour of the city.

A quote from the Express News said   “With some upgrades, the Alamodome could be ready for a 2015-16 NFL season, though it would be a temporary home at best … If the Raiders moved here, though, Davis is expected to seek a new stadium within a few years, after the team had proved itself in the Alamo City.”

The Raiders lease at their current stadium, O.com, expires at the end of next season.  That being said, the Major League Baseballs Oakland A’s, who share the stadium with the Raiders, just signed a new 10 year lease at O.co that accounts for the possibility of building a new football stadium for the Raiders.   According the the Express News, there are several “major hurdles” that would need to be cleared even if Raider’s owner Mark Davis decided he wanted to move the team.. Any team that wants to relocate needs the approval of 24 of 32 of the leagues 32 owners.  That alone would be a tough sell considering that San Antonio is the 37th largest media market and Oakland is the 6th.  That would be a major hurdle for the Raiders to move away from Oakland.

These reports of the Raiders moving from Oakland may all just be a smoke-screen that Davis is using to try to pressure the city of Oakland to build a new stadium for the Raiders.    According to Greg Aiello, the NFL’s Senior VP of Communications, the league has not received any application for relocation from the Raiders, and does not see any indication that the NFL will be receiving one from Davis any time soon.  Of course any  discussion of an NFL team moving from it’s present location also brings into play the city of  L.A., which the NFL desperately wants to have a franchise of their own..  Maybe the NFL can talk Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS to apply their arena football team for inclusion into the NFL??

 

Stay tuned to www.raidersgab.com for more news of this possibly developing story..

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Schaub or Carr – Who Will be the Raiders Starting QB in 2014?

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The Raiders picked up a QB this offseason in former Texans thrower Matt Schaub, but also drafted a high-profile QB in Derek Carr.

With all that said, how will the Raiders QB battle go for 2014? Will Schaub be the starter under center for most of or all of 2014, or will Carr rise up as a rookie and take the job from him?

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So far so good.. Raiders draft QB Carr in 2nd round..

The Silver and Black drafted their possible quarterback of the future less than two months since landing Matt Schaub from the Texans..  After taking a truly game changing player in the first round with possibly the best pass rusher in years ( Khalil Mack ) Oakland may have made a “steal” in this years draft with Derek Carr from Fresno State with the 36th overall pick in tonight’s second round..

Oakland traded a sixth-round pick to Houston in March to acquire Schaub and immediately named him the starter. In an interesting twist, Schaub replaced Carr’s older brother, David, as starter in Houston.   Derek’s brother was the first draft pick ever for the Texans in 2002 and started five seasons there before being let go.

 Carr,  one of the most productive quarterbacks in college football last season,  threw for 5,083 yards and 50 touchdowns with only eight interceptions in a spread style offense at Fresno State that included many quick screens and played almost exclusively in the shotgun. He also won the 2013 Sammy Baugh Award, which goes to the nation’s top passer..

Looking forward to round 3, the Raiders have the 3rd pick in the third round to take care of tonight.. It will be the 67th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.. Stay tuned for more updates here on WWW.RAIDERSGAB.COM !!!

Raiders Select LB Khalil Mack w/ 5th Pick in NFL Draft

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The Raiders went defense with their first round pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft – taking LB Khalil Mack with the 5th overall pick.

QB Terrelle Pryor sent to Seahawks

The Terrelle Pryor experiment in Oakland has ended.  Yesterday the team announced that Oakland has traded the maligned QB to Seattle for a seventh round pick in next months NFL Draft.   Pryor was the last player personally drafted by late owner Al Davis and went 3-6 as a started for the Raiders.  Rumors have been swirling lately that the former Ohio State QB was unhappy with the organization and wanted to be traded before the start of their off season program.   Pryor had asked to be dealt after the season when he lost his starting job to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin, and the Raiders made the move after acquiring Matt Schuab from the Texans to be the starter.

Posting on Twitter, Pryor said “Thank you Mr Davis and Raidernation for the unbelievable support!! I will miss the Fans and all of the teammates I have met over the years with the Raiders organization!!”

Oakland took Pryor in the third round of the supplemental draft in 2011, less than two months before owner Al Davis passed. Pryor was suspended for the first five games by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who ruled he must miss the time he would have served under a suspension had he stayed at Ohio State.

Pryor got on the field only once as a rookie, committing a false start before his first play. He then played sparingly late in his second season before beating out general manager Reggie McKenzie’s hand-picked starter, Matt Flynn, in training camp last summer.

Pryor showed flashes of what he could do early in the season, completing 68.1 percent of his passes for 845 yards, four touchdowns, two interceptions and a 97.6 passer rating in his first four starts. He set an NFL record for quarterbacks with a 93-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage against Pittsburgh on Oct. 27.  That was the final real highlight of his first year as a starter.   Pryor had completed 50.1 percent of his passes for 714 yards with one touchdown, eight interceptions and a 44.2 passer rating in his four starts before losing his job to McGloin  after struggling through a knee injury in a loss to the New York Giants.

Landing with the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks, Pryor will compete with Tarvaris Jackson and BJ Daniels for their back-up QB position.   In a statement by Seattle GM John Schneider said of Pryor, “Terrelle is an incredibly explosive athlete and we’re excited for him to come in and compete,”

Oakland had already decided to go in a different direction at QB when they traded a sixth-round pick to Houston for Schaub.  Head Coach Dennis Allen had already chosen Schaub as his starter and Matt McGloin is already in place as the backup.  The Raiders could still draft a quarterback next month in the draft, but as of now seem pretty set at the position.  Stay tuned to RaiderGab for more updates !!

 

Previewing The 2014 Oakland Raiders Schedule Release

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The Oakland Raiders rarely have it easy. They’re still in full rebuilding mode, and although they traded for quarterback Matt Schaub, they’re going to face an uphill battle towards becoming a consistently competitive team in 2014. Playing in a tough AFC West division only makes it harder, while the Oakland Raiders schedule outside of the division doesn’t help.

Oakland has it a little easier at home in 2014, but with the AFC West taking on the NFC West, bouts with the Cardinals and 49ers sure won’t be taken lightly. The Bills, Dolphins and Texans finish up Oakland’s home schedule, with all three being winnable games if the Raiders can make the jump their fans are hoping for.

It’s a different story on the road, as Oakland has to travel to Seattle to take on the defending Super Bowl champs, and will also have to visit the Patriots, Jets, Browns and Rams. On the bright side, Oakland should have at least a shot at taking down the Jets, Browns and Rams on the road.

All 2014 Opponents

Home: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers

Away: Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks

For a look at all 32 NFL team’s 2014 match-ups, click here.