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Raiders hire Gus Bradley as new D.C

                The 2 weeks of waiting is finally over, even know the decision been in the works since last week. Raiders have officially hired Gus Bradley to try to get the defense back on track. Bradley knows Jon Gruden as he worked with him in Tampa Bay. Now Gruden must hope Bradley can do better than his other buddy Paul Guenther who got fired with just three games left in the 2020 season.  Raiders could hire a few other coaches on defense, but that's something they can build on as they move forward. Some could stay or everyone just goes but I think there will be a few guys who stay on staff.  The reason Gus Bradley landed the job other than just being friends with the head coach and the guy who runs the entire organization (Jon Gruden )  is because he won the "Experienced" title over the other guy Gruden liked Kris Richard.  Kris Richard won't be joining staff as he only wants a shot at being the defensive coordinator somewhere. Which is a shame
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Should The Raiders Use 2021 Draft Picks Or Trade Them

  General manager Mike Mayock, the former scouting and draft guru of NFL Network, has committed a ton of draft capital on defense in the last three years. However, his players selected: Johnathan Abram, Clelin Ferrell, Maxx Crosby, Damon Arnette, Isaiah Johnson, Tanner Muse, Quinton Bell, Trayvon Mullen, P.J. Hall, Arden Key, Nick Nelson, Azeem Victor, Maurice Hurst, and Amik Robertson are collectively not getting it done. Biggest weakness The Las Vegas Raiders have a ginormous weakness to strengthen. Defensively they were extremely inconsistent and in desperate need of coaching. Former defensive coordinator Paul Guenther was not the most relatable coach and his inability to communicate his scheme to the players led to his unceremonious departure in week 14. COVID-19 wreaked havoc on NFL veteran's normal preseason preparation, but it also gave the rookies of 2020 no chance to get acclimated to NFL football before the word go and the season opened up.  There wasn't a conventiona

RAIDERS SEARCH FOR NEW COACH ON DEFENSE

                                                                         Jon Gruden is on the hunt to fix his defense after the debacle that was the 2020 Las Vegas Raiders defense. Raiders fired Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther in week 14 after another embarrassing performance on defense Jon Gruden looked for someone to blame and pointed at his best friend Paul Guenther. The Raiders only had 3 more games to play so the timing was odd but Gruden then tapped his other buddy Rod Marinelli   to move from Defensive line coach to Coordinator. Marinelli came into 2020 replacing Brenston Buckner, a players favorite and maybe the most talented coach on Raiders 2019 defense Buckner coached rookie Maxx Crosby who shined with 10 sacks, even veteran Benson Mayowa got 7 sacks. In 2019 Raiders defense was by no means great but they were far better at getting after the QB. Raiders in 2019 managed to get 32 sacks which was not good enough for head coach Jon Gruden . The plan to

2020 Raiders a tale of failure

               The year 2020 has been such a bizarre year for the country, we been hit with a major pandemic that the reality tv star turned president failed to keep under control, most sports were limited and had no fans in the stands which was awful for the Silver and Black as 2020 was the inaugural season of the new Las Vegas Raiders in such a beautiful new stadium had to go empty on game days. No fans in the new Allegiant Stadium was strange to watch with no crowd, some NFL teams had some fans but owner Mark Davis said if all can't go then nobody should go including himself.  Still, 2020 was thought to be the season the Raiders would finally make the playoffs and show off their new weapons in the 2019 draft and 2020 draft plus the money the team spent on defense it just appeared that the team was finally done rebuilding and everything was set for this team to take the big stage. Las Vegas Raiders had a bunch of prime time games and they even kicked off the new

Making Raiders Great Again continues!

  The soon to be Las Vegas Raiders killed it in 2019 free agency, adding the top WR in the NFL Antonio Brown, remember Raiders also pulled the heist of the century by shipping off an overrated and soon to be over priced Amari Cooper to Dallas in exchange for a 1st round pick. Raiders got better linebackers, the best WR group together, an excellent safety and the top O Linemen in Free Agency. Mike Mayock went into the draft knowing the needed a pass rusher, he got one right away with the 4th overall selection of 2019 draft with Clelin Ferrell. Yes, they reached for him but only because nobody bought the notion they would seriously take a QB in the 1st round but they had a need and didn't think he would be there at 24 and not to mention they had plans for 24 so they took the best 4-3 DE available early, who cares it's a human who can get after the QB. Now that 24th pick, this was a pick that Jon Gruden wanted for months and he actually ended up getting. That is very r

Mike Mayock: Making Raiders Great Again

                                                 With 1 day before 2019 and the disaster of 2018 season over the rebuild has now officially begun! It's no secret that Jon Gruden already has already started this project by doing great things, for example trading the most overrated Wide Receiver in the NFL in Amari Cooper and robbing the Cowboys of a 1st round pick in 2019. Not to mention moving on from the most overrated GM in the NFL in Reggie McKenzie. Now today the announcement that truly shows the genius of Jon Gruden (or Mark Davis as I heard) Raiders went out and hired a TRUE draft guru in Mike Mayock. Yes, he is on TV and has no experience at being a GM but keep in mind Mayock is not going to be structuring contracts, the title of "GM" is just that, a title.  Raiders brought in Mayock in for the draft and his expertise with players. Remember this guy studies guys coming out of college not just 2019 but 2020 and even 2021. Nobody is more up to speed a

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