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Raiders preview: Khalil Mack, Derek Carr, Bruce Irvin and more

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khalilmackThe Bay Area News Group’s NFL preview magazine hit doorsteps and newsstands on Sunday and the content has now rolled out to our web sites as well.

Here’s all the content you’ll want to read about your 2016 Raiders.

It starts with Jerry McDonald’s cover story on Khalil Mack, your kind and gentle (off the field) NFL superstar.

I wrote the secondary Raiders feature on quarterback Derek Carr and the take from around the NFL on what’s in store for his third season

One of my favorite pieces is this Q&A I did with outside linebacker Bruce Irvin. Among the topics we hit was what would happen in a tussle between Seattle’s 12th Man and Oakland’s Black Hole. His answer is pretty priceless.

Here’s a brief preview of the AFC West and how the division stacks up. Here’s a look at the top plots and subplots facing the Raiders this year.

This link highlights the potential breakout players and other players worth watching. This is a little by the numbers featurette.

Finally, here’s a week by week look at the Raiders schedule.

Enjoy!

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Jimmy Durkin

Sports writer for the Bay Area News Group, covering the Raiders.

  • PlunkforHOF

    A dubious claim to fame.

  • 24
  • shutdown corner

    That, I’ll agree with.

  • Dan78

    Cheating comes to mind…

  • shutdown corner

    City Council is meeting today in Vegas. Behind closed doors.

  • Dan78

    Sure does…

  • Raider Bren

    And Carr likes crowd noise too, he really does.

  • Juice

    That’s why I like to joke that our bandwagon is full. We know who’s been here, during the 2 or 3 win seasons. Who has a brand new hat and who might have a new one but only because their old one was turning brown and smelled. Haha!

  • Dan78

    What could they be discussing… Man your going to have to get in the back of the Las Vegas Raiders bus…

  • Raider Bren

    Charlie Rich would remind us that no one knows what goes on behind closed doors.

  • BroJackson34

    “Get out!” Terminator voice

    Just go and don’t look back.

  • Orthodoxdj

    Nope, but I work for one. The government is under no obligation to raise taxes to pay for it.

  • MEX_GHOST

    Those lips could do the dirtiest job.

  • BroJackson34

    Or try to recycle her?

  • shutdown corner

    I guess……

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  • Fugazi

    Half of the blog members just said “Who is Charlie Rich”

  • jesusraiderjim

    It’s Richie Rich’s dad. DUH!

  • Raider Bren

    We learn something new everyday….or try to.

  • shutdown corner

    hahaha. good one.

  • Dan78

    When is Marquette going to fake a punt..

  • Fugazi

    HAHAHAHA

  • 24

    Old news now. #Saints have a hair over $5m in dead space next year. Negligible. So much for cap hell

    Adam Caplan ‏@caplannfl 56s56 seconds ago
    Adam Caplan Retweeted John Sigler
    Over $35m in dead money this season, most in NFL. Mistakes in evals, restructures cost them. Nothing to be proud of.

  • 24

    When he learns to pass.

  • DutchRaid

    Like Jerry Jones, it is reported he paid 2/3 of the stadium cost. City did spend $325M, based on a vote…

  • Heck Legler

    Not buying MM as well rounded. I was a fan and somewhat disappointed when we let him go, but he’s just OK. Fast ad lights guys up, but does not play smart. Not to my knowledge a leader on that team. MM and KJ are not the same guy.

  • 24

    I bet she’d make a great plumber.

  • Raider Bren

    Romanowski just said “Guess What?”

  • 24

    He’s our 53rd player?

  • ComptonRaider

    Cue in the *Raider theme song*

  • Dan78

    I have a new hat because my old one got wrinkled when my wife put in the drier… Still
    Pizzed… Had that baby since 2001… Lol..

  • Raider Bren

    Yes sir, #53.

  • Post to the Ghost

    I know he’s “just a punter”, but he may be the most athletic guy on the roster. Would like to see some trick plays with him involved.

  • RaiderCODE

    Romo: “I had a hell of a tackle box when I played I’ll tell ya what!”

  • Dan78

    All vitamins..

  • 24

    I just don’t want him to get hurt trying. His punting ability is far more valuable.

  • RaiderCODE

    Down with The King!

  • jesusraiderjim

    Wash hats in the dishwasher. That’s what they say. I usually just use the washing machine and air dry

  • 24

    And…Juice…

  • RaiderCODE

    Mark feeling so important these days!

  • RaiderCODE

    MUP: TJ Carrie

  • Post to the Ghost

    Dude is lights out with that leg of his.

  • RaiderCODE

    and one bible – king james version

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  • raiderfanmikep

    screw the sntic ,we will pass a local tax on hotels ourselves.

  • Dan78

    I would too.. But my wife decided to put in the drier.. Had hung it in the laundry room to air dry… She made it up bought me a new era Raider hat at the Raider Image.. But the old one was nice.. Have it in my closet…

  • 24

    Its crazy to think we had Ray Guy, Shane Lechler and now King…

    It’s like the evolution of the greatest Punters ever.

  • Raider Bren

    And he could tackle.
    All aside, a very good football player.

  • Post to the Ghost

    Pressure on Menelik to stay healthy……hope he doesn’t disappoint.

  • Dan78

    Would suck for him to get all the way to the owners and then let it die..