Raiders trail Rams at halftime 7-3. The Rams? The Raiders are into their second game and have not scored a TD in the first half of either one. What gives?
I admit I could be jumping the gun on this one. It's early in the 4th quarter in Tennessee and the Raiders trail by the gruesome score of 38-6, but they could come back. A fine team like that could mount a stirring comeback, one for the ages. I don't [...]
My Friday column is a preview of the Raiders' season. I determined to be positive about the Raiders -- what the heck they haven't done anything wrong yet and they seem much more focused and serious than they have in a long time. The Raiders need a lot of things [...]
They just posted my Friday column on the Press Democrat website. I am at the Raiders final exhibition game at the Oakland Coliseum but not a lot usually happens in Exhibition Game 4 so I wrote my column early. I posed six questions the Raiders must answer in the affirmative [...]
Here is my column from the just-completed Raiders/49ers exercise tonight at the Oakland Coliseum. There are so many things to write about because every play means everything and nothing at the same time. I didn't write about Alex Smith because the real season is near and I'll write about him [...]
This is what I take away from the 49ers/Raiders game, late 3rd quarter. Jason Campbell is better than I thought. He's also hurt. Darrius Heyward-Bey is a lot better than I thought. Good for him. The Raiders could not control Frank Gore and I wonder if they have, indeed, improved [...]
Tiburon Dave asked me to define success for the Raiders. Good question. I'd like to define success for the Raiders and 49ers. Success for the Raiders is 8 wins. Just win half their games. This would show significant progess and it would show the team has a program and the [...]
Both the Raiders and 49ers have big things to prove in the upcoming season. They have different things to prove, momentous in both cases. To read my column -- my first since vacation -- on the Raiders and Niners burdens of proof click here. PS: You may need to go [...]