Bill Romanowski, four-time Super Bowl winner, is pounding a smoothie as we begin our conversation. The former linebacker has a few things to say about preparing for the biggest game of the season.
Posts Tagged ‘Oakland Raiders’
Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Carson Palmer, Chris Ogbonnaya, Cleveland Browns, Dennis Allen, Greg Knapp, Montario Hardesty, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Peyton Hillis, Rob Gronkowski
The Raiders have a new GM and head coach, but they’ll have the same QB with Carson Palmer already getting the nod as Oakland’s season-opening starter for 2012.
49ers punter Andy Lee put it best when he said, “There must be something in the water” in the Bay Area. That’s the only explanation as to why, for likely the first time ever, the kicking units for the NFC and AFC each come from two teams from one area: 49ers and Raiders.
Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Carson Palmer, Jason Campbell, Jimmy Graham, Jordy Nelson, Lance Moore, Mark Sanchez, Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Peyton Manning, Plaxico Burress, Reggie McKenzie, Santonio Holmes, Shonn Greene, Victor Cruz, Wes Welker
Mark Sanchez is the latest target of player ire in the Jets’ locker room. But is he the root cause of Gang Green’s offensive woes this season and how does it affect the team’s fantasy outlook for 2012?
Reggie McKenzie wanted his guy to coach the Raiders. As the team’s new GM, McKenzie has the power to make that call. And his guy isn’t Hue Jackson.
Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: 2011 regular season fallout, Elliot Wolf, Eric DeCosta, Hue Jackson, Jason La Canfora, Les Snead, Mark Davis, Michael Lombardi, Oakland Raiders, Reggie McKenzie
The Raiders missed out on the playoffs following a disappointing loss to the Chargers in Sunday’s season finale, so their attention now turns to getting their house in order following the October death of longtime owner Al Davis.
The final week of the NFL regular season is upon us, and the playoff picture is anything but settled. The Texans are pegged into the No. 3 seed – and in the AFC, that’s the only peg lodged.
On the one hand, there are only three out of 12 playoff spots still up for grabs heading into the final week of the regular season. On the other hand, there are so many possibilities in terms on a) who gets those three spots; and b) where teams fall in the seeding. Here are the playoff scenarios heading into Sunday:
Adrian Peterson is a game-time decision for Minnesota this week, meaning fantasy owners should stay on alert in case he plays. And have a contingency plan ready in case he doesn’t.
Posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Chicago Bears, Darren McFadden, Denarius Moore, Jay Cutler, Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy, Michael Vick, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles
A trio of Eagles’ stars could miss Thursday’s game against the Seahawks, but there’s little value amongst their replacements.
Posted: Friday, November 25th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, Chris Ogbonnaya, Cleveland Browns, Darren McFadden, Michael Bush, Montario Hardesty, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Peyton Hillis
Darren McFadden, Ahmad Bradshaw and Peyton Hillis appear to be out of action for at least another week, giving extra opportunities to their backups.
Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, Chris Ogbonnaya, Cleveland Browns, Darren McFadden, Michael Bush, Montario Hardesty, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Peyton Hillis
Both Darren McFadden and Ahmad Bradshaw are improving, but likely not fast enough to play this week. Meanwhile, no one really knows what’s up with Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty.
Sure, Carson Palmer is settling in as the Raiders’ starting QB. But keep in mind that just a few weeks ago, that most certainly was not the case.
Heading into NFL Network’s first Thursday Night Football broadcast, the Raiders and Chargers (both 4-4) are looking for something to tip control of the AFC West in their favor.