Thrust into his first NFL start, quarterback Matt McGloin threw for three touchdowns against Houston on Sunday to lead the Raiders to their first road win of the 2013 season.
Special teams, along with several other Silver and Black units are banged up. A struggling Miami Dolphins offer an opportunity for Oakland to get their first win, but it will be dependent on the Raiders bench stepping up in key areas.
The Raiders have a number of obstacles to overcome if they’re to win their first game. They need a new long snapper, one of their receivers had surgery and is gone for several months, and the heat and humidity of Miami poses a challenge. Luckily, the offense will likely be more balanced with the likely return of wide receiver Denarius Moore.
With core offensive weapons missing on both sides of the ball—wide receiver Jacoby Ford for Oakland, running back Ryan Mathews for San Diego—defensive coordinators are licking their chops. The offensive coordinators are left scratching their heads as they adjust their game plans around unknown entities on the bench.
Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford made it through a third straight practice without any setbacks and expects to play in Oakland’s regular-season finale against San Diego.
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden did some light jogging Tuesday but it remains uncertain whether he’ll play again this season after being sidelined with an ankle injury since mid-October.
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden and wide receiver Jacoby Ford missed practice Monday, leaving both questionable for this weekend’s game in Minnesota.
Oakland’s rookie standout receiver Denarius Moore raves about Jason Campbell and Jacoby Ford as teammates, talks about how rookie hazing ties in directly with the team’s fondness for Popeye’s chicken, and looks back at some […]
Raiders radio play-by-play man Greg Papa joined Grant today to talk Raider football. Greg talked about how the Raiders plan to attack on offense with a bevy of young talent at both running back and […]
Jacoby Ford was spectacular for the Raiders in his rookie season but looks forward to even more improvement after a whole off-season with the franchise.
Grant broadcasted live from Raiders’ training camp in Napa on Thursday, where he was able to put together a fantastic lineup for the day. Throughout the day, Grant was joined by Andrew Siciliano of NFL […]