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About theoaklandraiders

Oakland Raiders fan since mid 2009, when I noticed the Raiders on TV during a visit to my wife's family in Ohio. By the end of the game versus the Bengals I had become a fanatical fan and haven't missed a game since...

Raider Quarterback 2006, Aaron Brooks #2

“But, things got off to a bad start – Aaron Brooks #2 was sacked seven times in a 27-0 season-opening loss to the San Diego Chargers – and never really got better.  “

“By the time the season ended, Brooks never won a game, going 0-8 as a starter, while throwing three touchdown passes, and eight interceptions. He was also sacked 26 times in his eight starts.”

Raider Offensive Guard 2012-2013, Mike Brisiel #65

After recovering a fumble, Arizona Cardinals‘ Clark Haggans (53) fumbles his recovery as Oakland Raiders‘ Mike Brisiel (65) knocks the ball away.

Brisiel was a hard-nosed player originally signed in 2012 to be part of a zone-blocking scheme formally abandoned last season. Brisiel was a consistent member of the line, but he struggled with injuries and his value didn’t match a contract that ranked second on the team among returning Raiders players.

Mike Brisiel #65, appeared in 15 games for Oakland last season and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 43 guard in the league.

Raider Nose Tackle Pat Sims #90

“The fans are crazy,” he says with a big smile on his face. “The fans are different out here, very crazy. I like our fans, they give you a lot of energy.”

“What I like about Pat, is he can be dominant up front,” Tarver said when describing his defensive tackle. “When he leads with his hands, he’s strong enough and quick enough to impact both run and pass plays.”

The youngest of 10 children, Sims was a two-sport athlete, playing both basketball and football in his South Florida prep days.

Listed at 6’2” and 310 pounds, Sims does not shy away from contact in the trenches. In fact, he encourages it.

Pat Sims #90: 54 Tackles/2 Sacks in 2013

Raider Fullback Jamize Olawale #49

Jamize Olawale #49 had three carries for 6 yards and seven catches for 63 yards in 2013 as the backup to Marcel Reece #45.

Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt has his punt blocked by Oakland Raiders’ Jamize Olawale #49.

Raider Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2

By midseason, following four games with a passer rating in the low 40′s, Pryor #2 was benched in favor of undrafted rookie Matt McGloin #14

The Raiders Quarterback Since The Snake



















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Raider Quarterbacks 2009 – 2013

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Since my first game Raiders Win At Bengals in 2009, I’ve seen these Quarterbacks play in regular season games, in this order:

Gradkowski #5

Frye #3

Russel #2

Losman #7

Campbell #8

Boller #7

Pryor #2 (#6)

Palmer #3

Leinert #7

Flynn #15

McGloin #14


NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Oakland Raiders

The Raider Defense 2011-13

The Raider 2011 defense gave up 433 points.

The 2012 defense minus their pass rusher Kamerion Wimbley #96 gave up 443 points.

The 2013 defense gave up 453 points.

Raider Owner Mark Davis

Who Can Save the Raiders?

Mark Davis took over the Raiders as Managing Partner October 8, 2011 on the death of his father, Hall of Fame Owner Al Davis .

Mark Davis has 14 wins during his term as Owner of the Oakland Raiders. Overall record 14-30.

“I don’t want to call it a last-ditch effort, but it does seem to be the last chance that Oakland is going to get,” Davis told the San Francisco Chronicle. “We can’t continue to play in that stadium, with the baseball field and all of that stuff.”

The Oakland Raiders First Home Game Ever 1960

“September 11, 1960. This was the first home game for the Raiders, and it took place on opening weekend for the American Football League’s first season. On that crisp and windy Sunday afternoon Oakland took the field at Kezar Stadium against the Houston Oilers.”


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