Since the Chargers announced their plans to move to Los Angeles, one of the most pressing storylines has been about the “Fight For LA.” We watched the Rams and Chargers scuffle during a joint practice, a dust-up that led local newscasts. With the star power of future Hall of Famers Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates, […]


NFL history is filled with big plays, heroes, villains and unforgettable figures. Bill Romanowski was one of the most outspoken and dominant defensive forces in the game during his career. Romanowski played 16 years in the NFL, spending time with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. He appeared in four […]


The Raiders were obliterated by the Broncos on Monday Night Football, as Peyton Manning posted the highest completion of his career (more than 20 attempts). Eric Decker, Julius Thomas and Wes Welker all caught touchdown passes. Demaryius Thomas recorded 10 receptions, and the running backs reportedly played rock-paper-scissors to decide who got the goal-line carry. […]

We worried about the potential overkill of stories about Ray Lewis and the Harbaugh brothers in the two weeks leading toward the Super Bowl in New Orleans. We should have known that myriad new stories, some of the most unbelievable origins, would offer us a shield and deflect attention from those gigantic, obvious tales. As […]

Quarterbacks 1. Christian Ponder, MIN: Ponder dominated the 49ers in Sunday’s shocking win. Yes, I like the look of the Minnesota offense running forward. A healthy AP in the backfield opens up play-action, and defenses looking to stack the box get hit by Harvin, Rudolph and reinstated wideout Jerome Simpson. 2. Andy Dalton, CIN: Dalton […]

It’s been rumored for the past several days as a possibility. On Tuesday morning, the Raiders fired their head coach Hue Jackson. This move was announced prior to the afternoon introduction of Reggie McKenzie as the new GM. The new guy wants his guy, and that guy might be Winston Moss – the current assistant […]

I wrote earlier about Jack Del Rio’s dismissal by the Jaguars. He led Jacksonville to a 3-8 record before getting the news of massive changes to come. As you’d expect from the former linebacker, the defense led the way for this squad. In fact, Jacksonville ranks fifth in total defense at 18.2 points allowed per […]

The NFL lost one of its most recognizable faces on Saturday. Al Davis of the Oakland Raiders died at the age of 82. Davis’ meaning and significance in the NFL landscape depends on when you climbed on board the NFL freight train and how much you’ve delved into history. I’ll save the history lesson for […]

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Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network reports that Randy Moss had decided to retire. Fantasy owners were curious to see whether Moss would receive a chance to put the odd journey that was 2010 behind him. Instead, he’s hanging up the cleats. Remember, he started the year with New England and posted a few huge […]

On Tuesday afternoon, the rampant speculation about the future of Tom Cable came to an end. The Raiders announced that they would not pick up the option on his contract for 2011. Cable led the Raiders to an 8-8 record in 2010, the first time that the team hadn’t recorded double-digit losses since 2002. Seriously, […]

Jason Campbell joined Ben Maller and Tomm Looney on FOX Sports Radio (FSR) following the resounding road win over the Chiefs in the season finale. The Raiders finished at .500 for the season with a perfect mark in the AFC West. Check it out – Jason Campbell of the Raiders on FSR

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It’s only appropriate that my mind drifts to the famous NFL Films “The Autumn Wind” clip (see it here ) as news begins to circulate about the possibility of Mike Leach sailing his pirate ship to Maryland. That battle cry is also playing loudly as the Raiders get set for a Week 15 battle against […]

It was seemingly just a matter of time. Still, the news that JaMarcus Russell had actually been released by the Raiders left me shocked … and a little saddened. What happened to the Oakland organization that always left me on the edge of my seat, defying logic and common sense at every turn? The Raiders […]