The Raiders easily could challenge to be included among the most memorable clips of the HBO show “Hard Knocks” with a roster that includes Antonio Brown, Richie Incognito and Vontaze Burfict.
The Raiders believe lessons have been learned and would have former wide receiver Darren Waller slotted as their No. 1 tight end should the season begin today.
A potential site for a College Football Playoff championship game will soon host the NFL and UNLV football, along with a new-and-much-improved Las Vegas Bowl.
The football part of the why the Raiders would travel down the road of Richie Incognito is a timeless narrative within the NFL’s tunnel-visioned existence.
The assumption that Raiders head coach Jon Gruden would spend the off-season looking to replace quarterback Derek Carr wasn’t as practical a notion as portrayed.
While forecasting how a team’s draft will ultimately be judged on the field remains incredibly subjective, this isn’t: The class had a much different feel this year than last. Cleaner. Fewer red flags to investigate. Players that other teams hadn’t passed on for medical or off-field issues.
The 2020 NFL Draft is set to land in Las Vegas just months before the Raiders open their palace of a stadium.
You can’t fault a team that managed 13 sacks all last season after trading away the league’s best edge rusher in Khalil Mack for taking a defensive end, and it’s not like Clelin Ferrell of Clemson fell into 27 career sacks for one of the nation’s top college programs.
It was once thought the Raiders were only concerned about being competitive once arriving to their new Las Vegas stadium in 2020, that they wouldn’t do what was necessary — financially and otherwise — to try and contend until beginning play in their shiny Southern Nevada digs.
It’s not certain if Brown will still be rocking the blond mustache when the wide receiver and his new team arrive in Las Vegas in 2020, but this is: The Raiders just pulled off a 65,000-seat domed-sized deal.