Oakland Raiders Fire Brentson Buckner; Hire Rod Marinelli

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To the surprise of many, the Oakland Raiders have fired defensive line coach Brentson Buckner and hired seasoned coordinator Rod Marinelli to replace him. Hired to replace Mike Trgovac after he was promoted to Senior Defensive Assistant at the conclusion of the 2018 season, Buckner came to Oakland after spending one season as the Defensive […] READ MORE



Oakland Raiders NFL Draft Needs – Defense

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Too often we wait for the off-season to analyze teams’ strengths and weaknesses. We end up looking back at statistics and box scores in an attempt to find deficiencies. Last week I took a look at the Raiders offensive draft needs. This week I’ll take a look at the defense, in season, with an eye […] READ MORE


Oakland Raiders Rookies Leading the Way Towards Playoffs

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The 2019 Oakland Raiders are contenders for the NFL playoffs. Let that sink in for a minute. After the doom and gloom in the wake of the AB fiasco, how did we get here? Well, most noticeably a sterling rookie class is leading the way. Coming off of a 4-12 season in 2018, Jon Gruden […] READ MORE


Oakland Raiders 2019 NFL Draft Review

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The Oakland Raiders 2019 NFL Draft class has officially been decided and what an event it was for general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden. Thanks to some clever maneuvering throughout the draft, the Raiders managed to come away with nine solid players. In all, they obtained the following players: First round, 4th […] READ MORE