|Your source for comprehensive resource articles on the Oakland Raiders!|
|OAKLAND RAIDERS Home | History | Players | Links|
Comprehensive resource on Oakland Raiders
Info, Pics and Stats
|©2008 Oakland Raiders Online|
Oakland Raiders NFL Mock Drafts 2014: December 12th Edition COMMENTARY | The 4-9 Oakland Raiders still have three games to go before the season is over, but their playoff hopes are dashed, and it's time to start looking toward next year. Manziel is the only freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, and his talent is unmatched by just about any other college quarterback in the country. Speculations of playing for pay and living the college life a little too ...
NFL Power Rankings: Where Do the Oakland Raiders Stand Heading Into Week 15? COMMENTARY | Week 14 was a game the Oakland Raiders would like to forget. They were clobbered by the New York Jets, and only managed to force one Geno Smith turnover. After playing tough, competitive football for most of the season, the Raiders dropped a stinker on Sunday. With three difficult divisional opponents to close out the season, it's hard to imagine Oakland finishing the year with more ...
Team Report - OAKLAND RAIDERS Raiders believe they're making progress
Raiders' D can't get off field on third down Jason Tarver is as passionate and animated as any coach in the NFL. The Oakland Raiders' defensive coordinator is usually quick with a statistic or two to back up whatever point he's trying to make. The fact that Oakland's defense is third in the NFL in three-and-outs, for example. All of that energy grinds to a screeching halt, however, when discussing Oakland's struggles on third down.
5 Oakland Raiders Already Looking Ahead to 2014 Bullied children, Amanda Bynes, and the Oakland Raiders know. Many jobs in Oakland will be on the line as well. Burris finally made his return to action in Week 12 facing the Tennessee Titans, but he played only 14 snaps and has logged eight in the last two weeks combined (Pro Football Focus). When healthy, the 25-year-old is one of Oakland's better cover linebackers, and the potential free ...
Game Scout: Chiefs at Raiders Kansas City Chiefs (10-3) at Oakland Raiders (4-9)
Oakland Raiders hope for fresh defense Coach Dennis Allen altered practice schedule leading up to Kansas City Chiefs game in hopes of letting Raiders defense get their legs back.
Oakland Raiders: Why Head Coach Dennis Allen is on the Hot Seat COMMENTARY | After notching his fourth win of the season by mid-November, the future looked bright for Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen. The Raiders are stuck at 4-9 this season, and Allen's record since taking over as head coach last year is just 8-21. Oakland wasn't supposed to be good this year. General manager Reggie McKenzie was up to his ears in dead money, and the lack of talent on ...
Already Looking To 2014, Raiders Need To Find Their Quarterback The Oakland Raiders have two young quarterbacks to choose from, so which one will emerge in 2014 as the potential QB of the future for the Silver and Black?
Raiders-Chiefs sell out, game will be televised Oakland Raiders have sold out all seven of their home games this season
"Snake" was at the forefront of the Oakland Raiders glory years under Coach John Madden. In his 10 Raider years, the left handed All-America quarterback from Alabama was named to the Pro Bowl five times ('73 to '77) passed for more than 200 yards 36 times in league play, in 1977 led the Raiders to Super Bowl victory over Minnesota. While a Raider he set a record of 143 attempts without an interception, completed 1,182 passes for a Raider record. Enshrined into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
Kenny "The Snake" Stabler (born December 25, 1945) is a former American football quarterback who played quarterback at the University of Alabama and for the Oakland Raiders under coach John Madden (1970-1984). He is left-handed, and at the time of his pro career left-handed quarterbacks were looked on as being unsuitable for professional football, with a variety of semi-credible excuses being given for this view. One such was that the spin on passes would be the reverse of "normal", resulting in problems for receivers.
Born on Christmas Day 1945 in Foley, Alabama, the left-handed Stabler became a highly touted football player in high school, earning the nickname "The Snake" from his coach after a long, winding touchdown run. He was recruited by Alabama's Paul "Bear" Bryant and joined the team in 1964. In 1965 he led Alabama to a national championship. He finished his career with the Crimson Tide in 1967, having compiled a 28-3-2 record as a starter. He was drafted in the second round of the NFL draft in 1968. Stabler first made his mark in the NFL in a 1972 playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After entering the game in relief of Daryle Lamonica, he scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter on a 31-yard scramble. The Steelers, however, came back to win on a controversial, deflected pass from Terry Bradshaw to Franco Harris, known in football lore as The Immaculate Reception.
After suffering severe knee injuries, Stabler became less a scrambling quarterback and more a classic, drop-back passer, known for deadly-accurate passes in the 10-to-20 yard range and an uncanny ability to lead late, come-from-behind drives. During the peak of his career he had an impressive receiving corps consisting of sprinter Cliff Branch, sure-handed possession receiver Fred Biletnikoff, and Hall-of-Fame tight end Dave Casper. As a starter in Oakland, Stabler was named AFC player of the year in 1974 and 1976, and was the NFL's passing champion in 1976. In 1977 he guided the Raiders to their first Super Bowl victory, after a narrow playoff victory over the New England Patriots in which he scored the winning touchdown on a surprise quarterback keeper. In the 1977 AFC Playoffs against the Baltimore Colts he threw a crucial 4th quarter pass to Dave Casper that set up a game tying field goal that sent into overtime in which the Raiders eventually won; that incredible 4th quarter pass was dubbed The Ghost To The Post.
In 1980 he was traded to the Houston Oilers for Dan Pastorini, whom Raiders' owner Al Davis regarded as a more effective deep passer. The Oilers in turn saw Stabler as the missing ingredient that could finally get them past the Steelers and into the Super Bowl. Ironically, Pastorini lost the starting job in Oakland to Jim Plunkett after an injury, and Plunkett then led the Raiders over Stabler and the Oilers in the playoffs. Stabler played one more season with Houston and then finished his NFL career with a three-year stint with the New Orleans Saints.
He currently provides color commentary alongside Eli Gold for broadcasts of Alabama football.