Jon Gruden loves veteran players and the Raiders, as much as any team, offer them second chances at continuing careers and proving others wrong, both of which the former Green Bay star can pursue.
New defensive coordinator Paul Guenther and his 4-3 scheme hoping to improve all that ailed the Raiders last season.
If anger among Raiders fans about the relocation to Southern Nevada was a central theme at last year’s training camp, such a sentiment has now seemed to move toward more of an acceptance.
Jon Gruden is back, animated as ever, lover of all things silver and black, overseeing his first training camp for the Raiders since being traded to Tampa Bay following the 2001 season.
DeMar DeRozan is the latest athlete to bring the concept of loyalty into headlines, the NBA star in Las Vegas with USA Basketball after having been traded from Toronto to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard.
In going 5-7 last season, UNLV still allowed averages of 31.8 points and 458.7 yards, still ranked ninth among 12 conference teams in total defense and still struggled forcing turnovers.
The reality of being a Group of Five football program in 2018 is that you can’t be 80 or 90 or even 99 percent in and stand even the minuscule chance you already have of being relevant.
The reason a USL team has worked at Cashman Field is someone such as Ricardo Ferrino, who represents the type of player owner Brett Lashbrook and technical director Jose Luis Sanchez Sola sought.
Should the Mets send Tim Tebow to Las Vegas for this final stretch, it could set all-time lows for $1 beer sales on Thursdays, but would be worth the financial hit on those frothy beverages.
The sticker shock you knew would be attached to seats in the soon-to-be palace of the Raiders, set to open in 2020, is now front and center for you to see and bemoan, with personal seat licenses going on sale Tuesday in reserved-seating areas.