[caption id="attachment_31130" align="aligncenter" width="650"] (January 29, 2012 - Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America)[/caption] The Oakland Raiders are one of the worst teams in the NFL. There is a talent deficiency on this squad and it shows. Who is to blame for this debacle? Is it the head coach Dennis Allen? Or is it someone else? The culprit is in the front office and his name is Reggie McKenzie.
The Oakland Raiders are certainly not yet considered among the best teams in the NFL. Yet, releasing high-priced players such as Richard Seymour, Michael Huff, Darrius Heyward Bay and most recently the head case Rolando McClain the franchise is heading in a new direction. With the Raiders only having one first round draft pick on the roster and millions in dead money until next season the organization knows what's ahead as it limits the team's ability to rebuild.
After the Oakland Raiders completed the trade to bring in quarterback Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks it meant looking ahead and finding another trade partner to take on the contract of Carson Palmer. It was announced today that he was sent to the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals not only got Palmer received a 2013 seventh-round pick from the Raiders as well sent over in the deal was a a 2013 sixth-round pick and a conditional
In a move to improve the secondary in 2013 the Oakland Raiders have announced the signing of veteran cornerback Tracy Porter. During the 2012 season he was limited to just six games with division rival the Denver Broncos due to various health issues, the 26-year old attempts to revive his career with a one-year deal. The good news is that he will start opposite Phillip Adams in the secondary. He fits well in
Monday morning Oakland Raiders acquired quarterback Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2014 and a "conditional" late-round pick in 2015. There were plenty of rumors swirling around last week on the Oakland Raiders quarterback situation. What started the chain of events Carson Palmer not willing to take a pay cut. Reports continue to pile-in on how the team felt about Terrel Pryor and the possibilities of the Raiders having "legitimate" interest in Matt Flynn. This became more evident when the Jacksonville
On Monday evening reports came out that stated Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Carson Palmer is "highly unlikely to restructure his current contract," which puts his time with the organization close to an end. His unwillingness to negotiate signifies that the Raiders options are to keep him and his $13 million contract or release him. At 33-years of age he's not worth such a large contract and it also opens up
On day one of the 2013 NFL Free agency Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie did not make signing anyone a huge priority instead pilfered his team to get rid of unwarranted contracts. Released talented safety Michael Huff and wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, which raised some eyebrows in Oakland. Day two arrived and what did the Oakland's general manager have in store on Wednesday? A different kind of strategy. The Raiders jumped into the free agent frenzy, without
Tuesday afternoon Raider Nation was hit with some surprising news the Oakland Raiders cut ties with former first-round pick Darrius Heyward-Bey, along with defensive back Michael Huff and defensive end David Tollefson, on Tuesday. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie walked into the over a year, as he walked into a messy situation and instantly swept his broom. After using it for a year to push the clutter about the room,
The Oakland Raiders on Friday morning finalized their coaching staff for the 2013 season by hiring on former NFL defensive coordinator Bob Sanders as the linebackers coach. The past four seasons Sanders spent time with the Buffalo Bills, coaching defensive linemen and linebackers. Previously he was the defensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers for three seasons. At the end the regular season the Raiders fired several members of head