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The problem with Harbaugh

The Merc continues to beat the drums for Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh as a candidate to coach the Raiders.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
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Postgame wrap

News, notes and analysis from the Raiders 31-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, courtesy of locker room quite sheets and information relayed by beat writer Steve Corkran:

– The most important player on the Raiders wants Tom Cable as his head coach.
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Posted on Sunday, December 28th, 2008
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Cable stakes his claim

Raider Nation, Cable’s your guy.

There is simply no other conclusion Al Davis can reach than to remove the “interim” from the job title of Tom Cable and make him the head coach of the Raiders for 2009 and beyond.
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Posted on Sunday, December 28th, 2008
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Raiders-Bucs _ what to look for

A few things to keep an eye on when the Raiders face the Bucs Sunday:

– A decent start.

Can the Raiders keep the game within a touchdown or less early on? Jon Gruden loves to get a lead and then sit on it with the run.
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Posted on Saturday, December 27th, 2008
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Asomugha missing as practice begins

No sign of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha as the Raiders completed warmups and drills and began Wednesday’s practice.

More to come later from conference calls with Bucs coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Jeff Garcia as well as post-practice sessions with the Raiders . . .

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Posted on Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
Under: Oakland Raiders | 20 Comments »

Goodell on the Raiders

How NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responded to media questions regarding the Raiders and the state of Bay Area football:
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Posted on Monday, December 15th, 2008
Under: Oakland Raiders | 251 Comments »

A Raiders and Moss reunion

Randy Moss is living the good life with the New England Patriots, where by all accounts, he’s been a team leader and professional enough to meet or exceed the exacting standards set by Bill Belichick.

The same Moss who used indifference as a weapon to get himself traded from the Oakland Raiders to the Patriots for a fourth round draft pick.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
Under: Oakland Raiders | 306 Comments »

Holland promoted; Gandy waived

Wide receiver Jonathan Holland was signed off the practice squad Thursday and will be active for the game, which could mean Ashley Lelie, who missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday because of headaches, may not be available.

To make room, guard Dylan Gandy, signed Nov. 26, was waived.

Wide receiver Ronald Curry (ankle) and Chaz Schilens (ankle, Achillies’ tendonitis) have also been less than 100 percent of late.

More to come later . . .

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Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2008
Under: Oakland Raiders | 97 Comments »

Time to turn McFadden loose

The Raiders are headed toward the last quarter turn in need of a finishing kick if they hope to enter the 2009 offseason feeling as if they accomplished anything but another lost season.

Four more games, including Thursday night’s NFL Network telecast against the San Diego Chargers, who have beaten the Raiders 10 consecutive times dating back to 2003.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
Under: Oakland Raiders | 378 Comments »

Live chat with Jerry from 1-2 p.m. PT today!

It’s that time of week to hang out with your humble blogger for an hour or so. Here’s where to ask questions or just follow along. We’ll see you there!

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Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008
Under: Oakland Raiders | 207 Comments »