Category Archives: Oakland Raiders

Not Much Doubt that Eddie Royal is the Guy in the Slot This Year

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers your questions: “Kevin White, Alshon Jeffery and … in the slot? “Bears first-round pick Kevin White “That’s a good question and the Bears have a variety of options at this point after the … Continue reading

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Cornerback Play a Key to Bears Victory Over the Raiders

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune from his excellent “10 Thoughts” column after the Bears – Raiders game: “The biggest difference on defense a week after the Bears showed improvement in a loss at Seattle was the play of Tracy … Continue reading

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Quick Comments: Raiders at Bears 10/4/15

Offense The Bears once again came out in a double tight end set, not hiding at all what they wanted to do. The difference this time? On second and seven they threw the ball with Jay Cutler back at quarterback … Continue reading

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With Jared Allen Gone One Way or the Other Willie Young Is the Next Man Up

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune gives 10 thoughts on Seattle’s win over the Bears. He addresses the fact that linebacker Willie Young was a healthy scratch for the game: “Young was on the field for 19 of the defense’s … Continue reading

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Should the Bears Have Signed James Jones? Only if Aaron Rogers Came with Him.

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers another question: “Why didn’t the Bears claim James Jones off waivers before the Packers grabbed him?… Seem[s] Jones was much better than what the Bears had on their roster. — Greg M., Hayward, … Continue reading

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Quick Comments: Late Sunday Afternoon Games

Baltimore – Oakland Oakland surprised me this game by taking Baltimore head on at the line of scrimmage and they competed very well. Quarterback Derek Carr once again had a good game this week (30/46 for 351 yes). Significantly, he … Continue reading

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Forte Jerseys Burning Hot in Wisconsin. And Other Points of View.

Bears Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune states categorically that the Bears defensive linemen will play one-gap. But I’m reasonably certain that it will depend upon who the player is (e.g. Eddie Goldman Vs. Will Sutton) and what defensive alignment … Continue reading

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NFC North Starters and Other Points of View

Bears Blair Sheade at the Chicago Sun-Times relays Kevin White potential rookie of the year talk. Nothing like managing expectations. Jeff Dickerson at ESPN asks new special teams coordinator Jeff Rogers if he likes any of the players you inherited … Continue reading

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Drafting Pass Rush Is a Priority. But at What Price?

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune puts up his mock draft. Here are his top 10 picks: 1. Buccaneers: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State 2. Titans: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon 3. Jaguars: Dante Fowler, DE, Florida 4. Raiders: Leonard Williams, … Continue reading

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Sometimes It Isn’t Rocket Science

Sometimes value and need meet to make for the almost perfect draft pick. That’s what I think happened to me in the “Next Fan Up” mock draft, an exercise performed by the same group I participated with last year. The … Continue reading

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