The Oakland Raiders probably should wear name tags in the defensive huddle in training camp. With nine projected starters coming from outside the organization, getting on the same page is the top priority this summer.
Just a week into training camp, Colin Kaepernick can already feel the difference between where the San Francisco 49ers’ offense is now versus this time a year ago.
You can watch new San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin flash across the middle of the practice field, then turn to snag a Colin Kaepernick dart – just as Michael Crabtree did a year ago.
The Niners return a group that started every game together during last season’s run to the Super Bowl, and they’re determined to take that success even further.
Matt Flynn is solidifying his role as starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders one year after losing that same job in training camp in Seattle.
One of the Oakland Raiders’ most significant offseason acquisitions, Josh Cribbs can still get down the field with the best of them. He was fourth in the league in kickoff return average in 2012 and was sixth in punt returns.
Back in a familiar offense that suits his running style perfectly, Darren McFadden is looking to bounce back from a disastrous 2012 campaign and return to the big-play back he was for the two years Hue Jackson ran the Raiders’ offense.
Vernon Davis refers to himself as “just a piece of the puzzle” when it comes to the San Francisco 49ers’ offense. Reality suggests he’s selling himself a bit short.
A fresh start in a familiar place is bringing out the best in Nnamdi Asomugha.
Charles Woodson is back on the familiar practice fields in Napa once again wearing the No. 24 Oakland Raiders jersey he had for his first eight NFL seasons.