Oakland Raiders

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Gradkowski will start opening day

The Raider Nation experienced something last year that had been missing since 2002: passion from the quarterback position. In particular, passion from Bruce Gradkowski. Not unlike the days when Rich Gannon stood behind center, Gradkowski took control of the offense. Minus Gannon’s side-arm delivery and 6-foot-3-inch frame, Gradkowski carries the same swagger, the same will to win. … Continue reading

Hugh Jackson to the Raiders

As we reported on RZR Mobile, Raven’s quarterback coach Hugh Jackson is reportedly close to terms with the Oakland Raiders to become their new offensive coordinator, per Michael Smith of ESPN. Jackson worked with head coach Tom Cable at Cal State Fullerton in 1990 and at the University of California in 1996. Jackson would make … Continue reading

Gannon losing his touch

In his six-year stint as signal caller for the Oakland Raiders, Gannon displayed all the qualities of a star quarterback. He possessed a painstaking attention to detail and a view that anything less than perfection was intolerable. He played with intensity, scanning defenses and finding an open target or giving his receiver the best chance to make a play. He was named Most Valuable … Continue reading

RZR Quote of the Day

Our first ‘quote of the day’ comes from former San Francisco Chronicle columnist and current AOL Fanhouse writer Nancy Gay. “Within the Raiders, hope remains that Russell, now playing the role of multi-million dollar clipboard carrier, will glean something from Gradkowski’s fiery demeanor and work ethic…” Thanks, Nancy. We’ve enjoyed your work for years, and … Continue reading

Steelers slide to 6-6 after loss to Raiders

The Steelers had all the opportunities Sunday to pull out their first win in four weeks. All the chances to, as coach Mike Tomlin put it after last week’s loss to the Ravens, “unleash some hell here in December.” Starting with the opening drive, after Pittsburgh returned the kickoff to the Raiders 19 yard line.  Result: three-and-out. Field goal. Two drives … Continue reading

QUICK HITS June 19, 2009

The NFL suspended Browns WR Dante Stallworth indefinitely for violating the league’s personal conduct and substance abuse policies, Rotoworld has learned. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, QB Brett Favre is pain free, contrary to earlier media reports. Raiders recent No. 1 Draft Pick Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, has re-injured his right hamstring, per Contra Costa … Continue reading

Madden retires, Raiders in future?

Sirius NFL Radio has reported that Hall-of-Fame coach and NFL announcer John Madden is retiring from broadcasting. Raiders owner Al Davis hinted months ago about a prominent NFL name  joining the organization, on a high level. There has been some speculation that Madden may be that person. Could this be a further indication that Madden will be re-joining … Continue reading