Matt Flynn's Short And Painful Time With The Raiders Is OverMatt Flynn, who was hired to be the leader and starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, has been released.
Raiders GM Says Vindication Comes With PlayoffsReggie McKenzie said it's far too early to make any judgments about his team and that any vindication would come if the Raiders make the playoffs.
Raiders Owner Says Firing PR Head Not A Shot At GM McKenzie"Not at all. Reggie understands why I made the decision I made," Mark Davis said. "Look, I understand what Reggie is trying to do. Reggie's fine. He's the one guy that I've hired. I've got to give him room to do his job."
Raiders Owner Mark Davis Fires Team PR DirectorOwner Mark Davis fired Oakland Raiders public relations director Zak Gilbert over the weekend. Gilbert had only been with the Raiders for a year, but when he was hired, he brought over 10 years of media relation experience to the team
Agent Lays Out Roadmap For Raiders' Return To GloryThe Oakland Raiders haven't lived up to their slogan of "Commitment to Excellence" for a decade. Since losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII, the Raiders have been plagued by questionable personnel decisions and bad player contracts. Reggie McKenzie, who was the Green Bay Packers director of football operations before being hired as general manager in January 2012, is overseeing one of the NFL's most difficult tasks in his attempt to rebuild the Raiders.
Daily Madden: The Raiders Are Better Prepared For The Draft, But Is It Enough?Like all NFL teams, the Raiders are getting ready for this week's draft. John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew the Silver and Black are better prepared than in the past.
Raiders take a few steps forward but many steps backward in disappointing 2012 seasonThis was supposed to be a year where the Raiders would finally have a winning season and possibly challenge for a playoff spot. But under new head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie, the team's rebuilding efforts were largely unsuccessful. A few players showed promise but overall, it was a frustrating season for the organization and the team's long suffering fans.
Terrelle Pryor Should Get More Playing Time In Raiders' FinaleWith the Raiders mired in another losing season, now is the time for quarterback Terrelle Pryor to get his chance to prove to his coaches and the fans what he can do. The Raiders are guaranteed a top five pick in the upcoming NFL draft so there's nothing to lose by playing him. In fact, a loss by the team only helps to ensure a better draft pick.
Raiders Make More Roster ChangesThe 3-10 Raiders continue to make roster cuts to players who aren't performing as the front office expected. This week featured the release of cornerback Ron Bartell and the reinstatement of disgrunted linebacker Rolando McClain. There is also speculation that long-time punter Shane Lechler will not return next season given his advanced age and high salary.
Raiders Will Audition Young Players And Look Ahead To Next SeasonThe 3-10 Oakland Raiders have three games left on the schedule. Owner Mark Davis has already expressed his frustration with the team's struggles over the last month and the status of head coach Dennis Allen is in question. Many speculate Allen could get fired if he does not end the losing streak.
Raiders Evaluating For the FutureWith three games left, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie are deciding which players are deserving of playing time, most notably rookie wide receiver Rod Streater and cornerback Phillip Adams. Allen also says that it will continue to be an ongoing process to improve the team.
As The Raiders' World Turns: Oakland's Drama Continues In The Post-Al Davis EraDespite the years of losing, the Raiders continue to be newsworthy for all the drama associated with this once storied franchise. Even after the passing of owner Al Davis, controversy surrounds the team. Following a fifth straight loss, head coach Dennis Allen abruptly left to be with his ailing father who passed away Monday night. Now rumors are swirling that former coach Jon Gruden may return to the Silver and Black..
Raiders Need To Look Forward To Next YearThe Raiders have assured themselves of another mediocre season with their eighth loss. As professionals, the players owe it to themselves, the organization, and most importantly the fans to play with some pride the final five games.
No Simple Answer For Ending Raiders Losing StreakWith new head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie, the Raiders are 3-7 and appear headed for their 10th straight non-winning season.
Raiders Struggles On Offense And Defense Are The Reasons For Their 3-5 RecordThe Oakland Raiders had one of their worst games this past Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With both star running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson suffering high ankle sprains, and with their lack of defense, how do the Raiders have any hope of beating the Ravens in Baltimore this Sunday?