Raiders news – Raiders Shop NFL http://raidersshopnfl.com/ Tue, 10 May 2022 17:19:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://raidersshopnfl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-29-120x119.png Raiders news – Raiders Shop NFL http://raidersshopnfl.com/ 32 32 Raiders News: Las Vegas in Top 5 Most Improved Teams https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-las-vegas-in-top-5-most-improved-teams/ Mon, 09 May 2022 14:04:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-las-vegas-in-top-5-most-improved-teams/ The Las Vegas Raiders will be very different in 2022 than they were in 2021. Between coaches on the sidelines, players between the painted white lines and even people in the front office, the Raiders have seen quite a bit of turnover. Only time will tell if all of these changes were the right ones […]]]>

The Las Vegas Raiders will be very different in 2022 than they were in 2021. Between coaches on the sidelines, players between the painted white lines and even people in the front office, the Raiders have seen quite a bit of turnover.

Only time will tell if all of these changes were the right ones for the organization, but right now the future is looking pretty bright in Las Vegas, and Launderer’s report Alex Ballentina ranked the Silver and Black as the fifth most improved team in the NFL this offseason.

Notable additions: WR Davante Adams, Edge Chandler Jones, DL Bilal Nichols, CB Anthony Averett, CB Rock Ya-Sin, WR Demarcus Robinson, IOL Dylan Parham, HC Josh McDaniels

The Raiders almost missed this list, as it’s hard to believe they’ll reach their potential without a major offensive line upgrade. The unit finished 28th in the final PFF standings, and they haven’t really done much to bring in top talent outside of drafting Dylan Parham and signing Alex Bars.

However, there is a new coaching staff and enough young players to believe they will improve through development and training.

Everywhere else, however, the Raiders have improved. They’ve locked Derek Carr into a new contract, guaranteeing they’ll have top-notch quarterback play. Even though Carr isn’t a top caller, he’s still well above average and a better option than wading into the unknown with someone else.

Negotiating for Davante Adams gives Carr all the weapons he needs to succeed. It’s hard to top Adams, Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller as the big three.

The Raiders’ best work has come on defense. They turned defensive end Yannick Ngakoue into Rock Ya-Sin via trade and signed Chandler Jones. The former Cardinals passing thrower will know new head coach Josh McDaniels from their time together in New England.

McDaniels has all the tools he will need to succeed quickly. He will have every opportunity to demonstrate that he has improved since his unfortunate time as head coach of Denver Broncos during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

While it’s nice to be listed in the Top 5 in the entire league, the Raiders’ improvements have also been ranked third-best in the AFC West. Ballentine has the Los Angeles Chargers as No. 2 and the Denver Broncos as the top dog.

Then again, it’s much more difficult to improve when the bar is set higher, as the Raiders were the only playoff entrant in that threesome last season.

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Raiders News: NFL investigating Dan Ventrelle allegations https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-nfl-investigating-dan-ventrelle-allegations/ Sat, 07 May 2022 14:02:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-nfl-investigating-dan-ventrelle-allegations/ After a season full of turmoil, the Las Vegas Raiders’ offseason has been upbeat. The team has a new front office that executed some of the best free agency and drafts Raider Nation has seen in years. It didn’t last long as the team announced the departure of team president Dan Ventrelle. This came after […]]]>

After a season full of turmoil, the Las Vegas Raiders’ offseason has been upbeat. The team has a new front office that executed some of the best free agency and drafts Raider Nation has seen in years.

It didn’t last long as the team announced the departure of team president Dan Ventrelle. This came after Jeremy Aguero stepped down as the Raiders’ director of operations and analysis. He would be the second president to leave the organization in two years.

Ventrelle published his side of the story in the media. He described a hostile environment specifically for women. He advised reporting it to the NFL, which led to his dismissal.

The NFL is currently reviewing the issue to find the issue and a solution. The Raiders will be in the media spotlight until it is resolved. The NFL’s handling of the situation will let everyone know what will happen in the future.

In other Raiders links

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Raiders News: ESPN considers roster average https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-espn-considers-roster-average/ Wed, 04 May 2022 14:02:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-espn-considers-roster-average/ Excitement in the Raider Nation about the 2022 season is running high. For good reason. The Raiders have just completed a playoff season, they added offensive guru Josh McDaniels as head coach, traded for star receiver Davante Adams and signed top passer Chandler Jones. The Raiders certainly look set for a long playoff run this […]]]>

Excitement in the Raider Nation about the 2022 season is running high.

For good reason. The Raiders have just completed a playoff season, they added offensive guru Josh McDaniels as head coach, traded for star receiver Davante Adams and signed top passer Chandler Jones. The Raiders certainly look set for a long playoff run this season.

However, not everyone is sold. ESPN analyst Mike Clay posted a position-by-position rating for each team on both sides of the ball. The Raiders came in as the 15th best offense and 19th best defense and ranked 19th in the NFL in Clay’s ranking system.

Clay ranks the Raiders as the ninth-best team in the NFL. Of course, seven teams qualify for the playoffs. The AFC is certainly stacked, but the Raiders have taken steps to remain a playoff team. The challenge will be taken up, but classification aside, the team seems ready to compete.

Other Raiders links:

  • From a Raider to an official: Mike Morton, who was drafted as a linebacker in 1995 by the Raiders and spent four seasons with the team, is now an NFL official. Good for him.
  • Ugly numbers: There were 11 of the 31 eligible 2019 first-round draft picks (one player had already been eliminated) whose fifth-year option was not exercised. Three of them were Raiders.
  • Good suitable scheme: Athletic have looked at 10 good plans for drafted players. The Raiders’ third-round pick, offensive lineman Dylan Parham, made the cut.
  • Praises: Former Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew compares fourth-round Las Vegas draft pick Zamir White to the great Adrian Peterson. That would be something.

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Raiders News: Draft Notes – Silver And Black Pride https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-draft-notes-silver-and-black-pride/ Sun, 01 May 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-draft-notes-silver-and-black-pride/ The Las Vegas Raiders haven’t fully finished their offseason, but we’re reaching the home stretch. the NFL Draft came and went with the Raiders using trades to move around and grab their target players. One of the best areas is the draw value of their picks. The Raiders did not reach any player and chose […]]]>

The Las Vegas Raiders haven’t fully finished their offseason, but we’re reaching the home stretch. the NFL Draft came and went with the Raiders using trades to move around and grab their target players.

One of the best areas is the draw value of their picks. The Raiders did not reach any player and chose the best available player in the positions that needed it. It’s the perfect mix for a winning structure in the project process.

That said, let’s take a look at the ratings of each draft pick.

Round 3 – Dylan Parham IOL, Memphis

Rating: A

The Raiders started the draft by addressing a position fans had feared coming into the season. They added much-needed depth to the interior offensive line by removing Dylan Parham from Memphis.

Parham played guard and tackle for the Tigers. According to PFF, he excelled last season in pass protection, allowing ten pressures in total. However, due to his height profile, he is not suitable for guard duty in the NFL. His best position as we go is the centre, with him playing that spot mostly at senior bowl.

Parham will give competition to Andre James, whose contract was restructured ahead of the season. James will have to fight Parham, who has made the transition, but the Raiders will be versatilely trained on the offensive line. James could still find a house in custody.

Round 4- Zamir White RB, Georgia

Grade: C+

The Raiders’ decision not to give Josh Jacobs a fifth-year option came as no surprise to many. With the injury story haunting Jacobs, the new staff thought it was wise to take on a young fullback. They chose Zamir White from Georgia.

White was part of a historic Georgia team that had 17 draft picks. He fits the mold of McDaniels, weighing 214 and a significant time of 40 for long speed. His vision is his best attribute, with the ability to be patient and make blocks with explosive bursts. Of course, he is a natural puncher who plays with the physique.

However, Isaiah Spiller was on the board and fitted the mold for McDaniels. Spiller is the best pass catcher with an ability to make you miss. White misses that on the tape, but the Raiders are fans of running back from the committees. He’ll be Jacobs’ replacement but let’s see if they regret letting Spiller go to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Round 4 – Neil Farrell DT, USL

Grade-A

The Raiders are naked at defensive tackle but not at nose tackle. The Raiders already have Hankins and Billings with Peko on the inside. This regime believes in the best player available and takes Neil Farrell from LSU.

Farrell is one of the best-managed defenders in the country. According to PFF, Farrell was 13th in the nation in run-stop percentage. He has a great burst of the ball with strong hands, allowing a spread and two inside spreads. He’s showing upside down as a pass rush with 24 pressures last season.

Farrell will be the future nose tackle with none of the other players around for next season. During the first year, he will have the opportunity to produce and be part of the rotation in the future.

Round 5 – Matthew Butler DT, Tennessee

Category B

Now, the absolute defensive tackle position you need is the three-way technique. Usually the defensive tackle that rushes through the passes, the Raiders only have Bilal Nichols there at the moment. The Raiders used their fifth-round pick to create competition with Matthew Butler.

Butler is an inside pass-rush player. He’s quick for his 297-pound frame with good rushing moves to help generate pressure on the quarterback. With Butler, it’s all about consistency with technique. According to PFF, his pressure rate was 11% compared to Farrell, who was at 13%.

Running isn’t his specialty either, where he can struggle against double teams indoors. Butler is a draft defensive tackle who can hopefully add some juice in underpacks on third down. He shouldn’t expect a severe impact in the first year.

Lap 7 – Thayer Munford G/T, ohio state

Category B

The Raiders entered the seventh feeling good about their draft so far. The value of the draft picks was top notch, and the seventh would be the icing on the cake. They went for even more offensive depth with Ohio State’s Thayer Munford.

Munford has been an excellent left tackle in 2020, allowing three pressures in a shortened season. He then moved into the care of his eldest and struggled to adjust to the new position. Then his athletic profile didn’t make it easy for Munford with a 5.39 dash for 40 yards and a 22-foot vertical leap.

This is how a player of this caliber falls in the seventh round. Munford will be a versatile replacement at both guard and tackle for the Raiders. He will have to beat Brandon Parker to make the team.

Round 7 -Brittan Brown RB, UCLA

Grade: C+

The Raiders seemed set at running back after picking Zamir White. They shocked the nation by using their last night pick on UCLA’s Brittan Brown.

Brown had a tough offseason with a poor athletic profile that allowed him to stumble. Its strip displays more burst as a runner and a long speed that doesn’t scream 4.69. He has good vision and can use his patience and blast through holes in the second level. He didn’t add much as a wide receiver and didn’t see much as a blocker from Brown on film.

With him being more of a back-to-back, this puts pressure on Josh Jacobs to perform at a high level. White and Brown have a knack for rock hauling, and Jacobs better put on a show during his contract year.

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Josh McDaniels’ firm message on Darren Waller’s future amid NFL Draft trade craze https://raidersshopnfl.com/josh-mcdaniels-firm-message-on-darren-wallers-future-amid-nfl-draft-trade-craze/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/josh-mcdaniels-firm-message-on-darren-wallers-future-amid-nfl-draft-trade-craze/ Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller has been the subject of a trade rumor as his name was linked to the Green Bay Packers days before the NFL Draft. The rumors were a bit surprising, given that Las Vegas had just traded for stud receiver Davante Adams and now seems set in the skill […]]]>

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller has been the subject of a trade rumor as his name was linked to the Green Bay Packers days before the NFL Draft. The rumors were a bit surprising, given that Las Vegas had just traded for stud receiver Davante Adams and now seems set in the skill positions. Immediately after Waller was rumored to be traded, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said there was “zero chance” such a deal would happen. Even Raiders owner Mark Davis acknowledged there was nothing on the trade front for Las Vegas. However, there was a lingering sense, given the trade hype during Thursday night’s NFL Draft, that a deal might still be on the table at the right price. However, head coach Josh McDaniels put all speculation to rest with a firm message about Waller’s future with the Raiders, as reported by Professional Football Discussion.

“I loved my time with him and I’m looking forward to what we’re going to do together,” McDaniels said, via Vic Tafur of TheAthletic.com. “He’s a Raider, he’s going to be a Raider.”

That’s it, Raiders fans! McDaniels said he “enjoyed” being with Waller and that the star tight end was going to be a member of the organization in the future.

Even though things were seemingly trending in that direction, it’s nice for Raiders fans to hear their team’s head coach say bluntly that a Waller trade isn’t in the works.

Las Vegas fans can officially look forward to seeing Carr work with his three-headed monster of passers in Waller, Adams and Hunter Renfrow.

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Raiders news: Final thoughts on the Darren Waller trade rumor https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-final-thoughts-on-the-darren-waller-trade-rumor/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 17:00:07 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-final-thoughts-on-the-darren-waller-trade-rumor/ Wednesday night seemed to end any speculation that the Las Vegas Raiders could make a blockbuster trade this weekend by sending tight end Darren Waller packing. Waller told CBS Sports Radio that the Raiders told him he would not be traded. Of course, on Monday, Waller’s trade discussion was sparked by a report from Green […]]]>

Wednesday night seemed to end any speculation that the Las Vegas Raiders could make a blockbuster trade this weekend by sending tight end Darren Waller packing.

Waller told CBS Sports Radio that the Raiders told him he would not be traded.

Of course, on Monday, Waller’s trade discussion was sparked by a report from Green Bay, saying the Packers were trying to acquire Waller.

With Waller advised that a trade will not take place, here are some thoughts as we seemingly close the door:

  • At this point, the Raiders better not pull off a surprise Waller trade. With multiple reports of the team not trading him and with the player himself being told by the organization, it would be a horrible optics if they were lying to him. The locker room trusts the new regime. It would ruin it.
  • This situation reminds us that there is a big difference between trading rumors and trading conversations. At this point, all we know is that it was a rumor.

Davante Adams
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  • Of course, the focus of the Packers-Waller discussion was the report that he was supposed to be part of the Davante Adams trade last month. The report was that the Packers would get No. 22 and Waller for Adams. However, since Adams had not signed his franchise tag, this player-for-player deal could not happen. I also heard this rumor. I was skeptical for two reasons. First, Adams could have signed his tag and then gotten a new contract from the Raiders, and, second, the teams could have just traded Waller for the No. 53 (who was part of Adams’ real trade) after the fact. So there were holes in that premise. By the way, Adams’ actual trade from the Raiders was much better than sending No. 22 and Waller for Adams.
  • Not trading Waller is the best course of action for Las Vegas. The trade would have been short-sighted. The Raiders have both Adams and Waller. It is an embarrassment of offensive riches. They just extended quarterback Derek Carr. They have to go there this season. Having Waller helps in 2022 better than any draft pick compensation,
  • Maybe the Raiders will trade Waller next year. He has two years left on his contract and he is extremely underpaid. The Raiders just paid Adams, Carr, Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones. Standout slot man Hunter Renfrow can be a free agent next year. It’s hard to pay everyone. So the Waller question could come to a head next year. But let’s worry about that then and see what this offense can do in 2022.
  • Finally, kudos to Waller for how he handles this. He is in the voluntary sessions of the off-season and he agrees to be part of the team. It might cause a stink, but it doesn’t. It is useful and the organization probably appreciates it and it could go a long way towards finding ultimate mutual happiness.

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Derek Carr’s 3-word response to Darren Waller-Packers trade rumors https://raidersshopnfl.com/derek-carrs-3-word-response-to-darren-waller-packers-trade-rumors/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 02:57:47 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/derek-carrs-3-word-response-to-darren-waller-packers-trade-rumors/ The Las Vegas Raiders added to their collection of weapons when they acquired superstar wide receiver Davante Adams from the Green Bay Packers. With starting stars Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller alongside Adams, the potential for their passing offense is obviously very high. Quarterback Derek Carr is likely eager to step onto the court and […]]]>

The Las Vegas Raiders added to their collection of weapons when they acquired superstar wide receiver Davante Adams from the Green Bay Packers. With starting stars Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller alongside Adams, the potential for their passing offense is obviously very high.

Quarterback Derek Carr is likely eager to step onto the court and throw to Adams, his former college teammate at Fresno State, while continuing to cultivate his bonds with Renfrow and Waller. On Monday, a rumor surfaced that the Packers and Raiders were “engaged in trade talks” involving Waller. A fan reported this rumor to Carr, who responded with three words on Twitter.

Obviously, Carr pays no attention to this rumor. Of course, just because the Raiders and Packers are “engaging in trade talks” doesn’t necessarily mean anything will come out of the conversations.

Count Carr among the group who think nothing will come of the Packers’ investigations into Waller. It would certainly be odd to see the Raiders let go of their star tight end, who enjoyed back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons before sadly succumbing to injury last year, when they could have a three-headed monster with Waller, Adams, and Renfrow in the upcoming season.

Carr, who just earned a pretty sizable salary with the Raiders, is likely feeling motivated to prove it’s worth it to those who doubt his ability. Let’s bet that he is not about to let one of his favorite targets go without having a say.

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Derek Carr’s reaction to Deebo Samuel asking 49ers for trade https://raidersshopnfl.com/derek-carrs-reaction-to-deebo-samuel-asking-49ers-for-trade/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 19:07:51 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/derek-carrs-reaction-to-deebo-samuel-asking-49ers-for-trade/ The trade request for Deebo Samuel from the San Francisco 49ers has the potential to shake up the NFL landscape. While the team isn’t looking to trade their star, demand will hang over it and Samuel will almost certainly end up somewhere else. Everyone in the league is watching the situation, including Las Vegas Raiders […]]]>

The trade request for Deebo Samuel from the San Francisco 49ers has the potential to shake up the NFL landscape. While the team isn’t looking to trade their star, demand will hang over it and Samuel will almost certainly end up somewhere else. Everyone in the league is watching the situation, including Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.

Carr responded to Samuel’s trade request, saying he could do anything on the court. It’s an innocuous and correct statement from the captain of the Raiders, although quite interesting.

Samuel would need a new deal if the 49ers traded him to Carr knows that. When podcast host Kenny King Jr. suggested Carr would head to general manager Dave Ziegler’s office to make a pitch, the Raiders QB made an important note about who that money should go to first: the Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, who needs a contract extension.

An attack with Derek Carr, Davante Adams and Deebo Samuel would be electrifying, although Las Vegas might not be able to shake things up. The implications of the salary cap will most likely prevent this duo from playing together.

San Francisco will have to convince Samuel to come back or pay him a huge contract in order to get him back. Allowing uncertainty about his future to continue will do them no favors.

NFL, Earl Thomas, Ravens, Seahawks, NFL offseason

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Raiders News: Mel Kiper mocks Luke Goedeke in Las Vegas https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-mel-kiper-mocks-luke-goedeke-in-las-vegas/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 14:02:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-mel-kiper-mocks-luke-goedeke-in-las-vegas/ Everyone and their mom posts a fake draft these days, but there are a few analysts whose NFL fake drafts carry more weight than others, and Mel Kiper and Todd McShay are among them. These two teamed up to release a fictional three-round draft where they went over the top 105 picks in the upcoming […]]]>

Everyone and their mom posts a fake draft these days, but there are a few analysts whose NFL fake drafts carry more weight than others, and Mel Kiper and Todd McShay are among them.

These two teamed up to release a fictional three-round draft where they went over the top 105 picks in the upcoming NFL Draft and alternated who made each selection. Kiper ended up picking the Raiders and sent Central Michigan offensive tackle Luke Goedeke to the desert, and the selection is explained below.

“The Raiders have only one choice in the first three rounds, and they need to find the right tackle to at least compete for the starting position. Clearly Alex Leatherwood, their 2021 first-rounder, is better at guard. Goedeke started 26 games at right tackle in college.

The former Chippewa is an impressive run blocker, having posted a 94.3 PFF stroke lock grade last season it was the third highest rating among offensive tackles. Moreover, it only allows seven squeezes and no bags in 2021.

However, Goedeke has a long history of injuries having missed all of 2020 with a torn ACL and a handful of games this year as well. Moreover, he was injured at the very beginning of the senior bowl workouts and practically missed all week.

When it comes to rankings, Goedeke is 125th on NFL Mock Draft Database and 166th on The network project, so the 86th overall pick might be a bit rich for the Central Michigan product. Here again, PFF has him 62nd overall and Kiper is the godfather of the industry and the Raiders could use someone with experience in the right tackle.

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Raiders news: Malcolm Koonce has a chance to develop in 2022 https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-malcolm-koonce-has-a-chance-to-develop-in-2022/ Tue, 19 Apr 2022 20:04:00 +0000 https://raidersshopnfl.com/raiders-news-malcolm-koonce-has-a-chance-to-develop-in-2022/ The Raiders’ new front seven will inevitably focus on outgoing star Maxx Crosby and free agent addition Chandler Jones. Crosby and Jones are an elite duo and should be among the best in the NFL. Both players did the Pro-Bowl in 2021. Crosby had eight sacks and led the NFL in pressures in 2021, while […]]]>

The Raiders’ new front seven will inevitably focus on outgoing star Maxx Crosby and free agent addition Chandler Jones. Crosby and Jones are an elite duo and should be among the best in the NFL. Both players did the Pro-Bowl in 2021. Crosby had eight sacks and led the NFL in pressures in 2021, while Jones had 10.5 sacks last season.

They should be formidable in 2022 for Las Vegas.

However, let’s not forget sophomore Malcolm Koonce. The 2021 third-round pick has a chance to really benefit from both Crosby and Jones’ presence, but from switching to Las Vegas defensive coordinator Patrick Graham’s new system.

While it remains to be seen whether Koonce is perfect for Graham’s scheme, Graham surely has a lot to work with with the 6-2, 250-pound specimen. Koonce had an interesting rookie season after being a third-round pick from Buffalo. He was inactive for most of the season and only played five games. Still, he occasionally flashed and had two bags.

The Raiders didn’t have to rush Koonce due to the presence of Crosby and Jones. But with the release of fellow back-up Carl Nassib, Koonce has a chance to become a strong rotational passer and setting him up is a big part of Graham’s role. The tema also signed Kyler Fackrell, who had 10.5 sacks in 2018 with Graham as position coach at Green Bay. He’s had eight sacks in three seasons since,

If Koonce can become a consistent rotational player in 2022, the Raiders’ passer arsenal can be devastating. It’s a great situation for Koonce.

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