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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why the Oakland Raiders Are Not Done with Terrelle Pryor...Yet The Oakland Raiders drew a lot of funny looks and absorbed a lot of criticism for their decision to let Terrelle Pryor quarterback one series in the Week 15 loss to the New York Jets . They also left open the door to doing it again. In the most revealing interview about the topic since it happened, Oakland offensive coordinator Greg Olson said on Thursday that playing Pryor in the first quarter ...
Double Coverage: Chiefs at Raiders ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The last time the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs met, Terrelle Pryor was under center for the Raiders and his legs did the running quarterback little good as he was sacked nine times in a 24-7 Chiefs victory at Arrowhead Stadium on Oct. 13, a game in which Oakland held a 7-0 lead in the second quarter and trailed by only a 14-7 count late in the fourth quarter. Matt ...
Final 3 Games Will Tell Us a Lot About Dennis Allen, the Oakland Raiders Even if the Oakland Raiders give Dennis Allen another year at the helm, the final three games of the 2013 season will tell us a lot about his ability to be an effective head coach. It should tell Oakland’s decision-makers something, too. If Allen can’t get the players to play for him now, there’s not much hope that he will be able to rally his teams in the future. The results so far for Allen ...
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 ...
For 12 years, offensive guard Steve Wisniewski dominated the left side of the offensive line. At one of the most under-appreciated positions, Wisniewski was recognized for his work by being selected to eight Pro Bowl selections. During his tenure, the Raiders made the playoffs five times. Described as a “technician,” Wisniewski was an athletic lineman, who ran well, and had quick feet.
Interview With Steve Wisniewski
Raiders.com: When did you start playing football?
Steve Wisniewski: I started playing football in the 7 th grade back home in Houston, Texas.
Raiders.com: How did you become a Raider?
Steve Wisniewski: I was drafted in the second round of the 1989 draft out of Penn State University. I was a part of the 1986 National Championship team and earned my degree in Marketing in four years.
Raiders.com: What did it mean for you to wear the Silver and Black?
Steve Wisniewski: It meant that I would have to uphold a tradition of excellence. It was an honor for me. I had great role models in Howie Long (1981-93) and Matt Millen (1980-88) and they guided me.
Raiders.com: What is your greatest memory from playing with the Raiders?
Steve Wisniewski: Playing in the 1990 AFC Championship game.
Raiders.com: Is there any one moment or play that stands out from your career?
Steve Wisniewski: The first time I was selected to the Pro Bowl (1990). It was an honor to represent the Raider organization.
Raiders.com: Do you keep in contact with any of your former teammates?
Steve Wisniewski: Definitely. I volunteer at Napoleon Kaufman's (1995-00) church, so I see him on a weekly basis. I also keep in touch with Greg Biekert (1993-01), Don Mosebar (1983-94), and Robert Jenkins (1994-96).
Raiders.com: Which team did you enjoy playing against the most?
Steve Wisniewski: The (Kansas City) Chiefs. They were in our division and there's always been a long-standing rivalry between us.
Raiders.com: Do you still attend any Raider games?
Steve Wisniewski: I get to a couple of games every year. This past season I worked for the Raider TV network. I did some pre-game commentary before one of the pre-season games. It was a thrill to represent the Raider organization from a different angle.
Raiders.com: What are you doing now?
Steve Wisniewski: I'm very active with my family. I'm married with three kids. I volunteer at Napoleon Kaufman's church as a Children's Ministry Leader. I also have a full-time job selling software for CIMA Systems. We sell business development software for use in the auto industry. I started working here after my football career ended.
Raiders.com: Are there any messages you would like to pass along to the Raider fans?
Steve Wisniewski: Just a heartfelt thank you to all the fans for their years of encouragement, it was an honor to represent you and the Raiders.