• 2022 NFL Best Odds & Bets: To Make the Playoffs (AFC) The NFL Draft is behind us, and that means — for the most part — we know what each NFL roster will look like heading into the summer. The NFL has no true “off” season these days. May 13
  • Report: Raiders Hire Patriots Assistant Mick Lombardi as Offensive Coordinator Las Vegas has found its new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach—and both worked with Josh McDaniels in New England.View the original article to see embedded media.The Raiders hired Patriots wide receivers coach Mick Lombardi as their offensive coordinator on Saturday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Lombardi, 33, served as a New England assistant for the last three seasons. Feb 12
  • Former NFL WR Mark Pattison Talks About Sports Illustrated and the Raiders Organization Sports Illustrated executive, mountaineer and former Raider Mark Pattison joins SI from Radio Row at Super Bowl LVI to talk about his fascinating life.. Feb 11
  • New Raiders Coach Josh McDaniels on Past HC Struggles: ‘I Didn‘t Really Know People’ In his introductory press conference as the new coach of the Raiders, he said he believes he’s grown since his previous stint with Denver that lasted less than two seasons.View the original article to see embedded media.Josh McDaniels has sat up in front of a microphone and been introduced as an NFL head coach once before. Jan 31
  • Report: Raiders to Hire Patriots OC Josh McDaniels as New Head Coach Las Vegas has found its new coach in the Patriots' offensive coordinator, who previously held the head job with the Broncos from 2009 to 2010.View the original article to see embedded media.Two weeks after losing to the Bengals in the divisional round after an improbable surge to the playoffs, the Raiders have apparently found their next head coach.Las Vegas is reportedly set to hire Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Jan 30
  • Report: Patriots OC Josh McDaniels Interviewing With Raiders on Saturday The New England offensive coordinator is interviewing with the Raiders on Saturday.View the original article to see embedded media.Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has emerged as a strong candidate for the vacant head coaching position with the Raiders.There has been mutual interest between McDaniels and the Raiders, sources told Albert Breer of The MMQB earlier this week. Now, it appears that said that the Raiders will interview McDaniels on Saturday, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network,.Las Vegas has been interested in McDaniels for a few weeks, as the franchise has envisioned pairing him with personnel executives that he has worked with in the past, such as Patriots director of player personnel Dave Ziegler and Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly.The longtime Patriots offensive coordinator has been praised for his work with rookie quarterback Mac Jones in New England, who paced NFL rookies with his play as a passer. Jan 29
  • Sources: Mutual Interest Between Josh McDaniels, Raiders for Head Coaching Vacancy Las Vegas is planning to interview the Patriots offensive coordinator for its vacant head coaching job.View the original article to see embedded media.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Thursday afternoon that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has emerged as a candidate in the Raiders’ search for a new head coach, and is expected to interview with the team.Albert Breer of The MMQB added that there is mutual interest between the Raiders and McDaniels.Following the mid-season resignation of coach Jon Gruden, Las Vegas elevated special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia to interim head coach.Bisaccia, who went 7–6 as the team’s head coach, is considered to be a potential candidate to be the permanent replacement for Jon Gruden. Jan 27
  • Raiders CB Nate Hobbs Pleads Guilty to Las Vegas Traffic Charge, Not DUI Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced traffic charge stemming from his arrest early this month on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Jan 26
  • Jim Caldwell Refutes Report of Turning Down Two NFL Head Coach Interviews Jim Caldwell said the report of him turning down two HC interviews was not true.View the original article to see embedded media.Former Lions and Colts football coach Jim Caldwell issued a statement Saturday, refuting a prior report that he turned down two interviews with NFL teams looking for their next head coaches.ESPN's Dan Graziano reported earlier this week that both Minnesota and Las Vegas reached out this week to request interviews with Caldwell but he declined both requests.“I would like to correct an erroneous report that I turned down opportunities to interview for the head coaching job with Minnesota and Las Vegas,” Caldwell said in a statement. Jan 22
  • Report: NFL Team Has Interest in Jim Harbaugh, But Hasn't Engaged Yet One NFL franchise heavily connected to Harbaugh hasn't spoken to him at this time, per a report.View the original article to see embedded media.Las Vegas may have interest in Jim Harbaugh, who served as the franchise's quarterbacks coach 20 years ago, but the Raiders haven't yet engaged directly with the Michigan coach according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.Rapoport appeared on Friday's edition of the Pat McAfee Show to discuss the widespread rumors about Harbaugh's latest dalliance with the NFL. Jan 21
  • Raiders Player Explains Why Team Improved After Jon Gruden's Exit Rich Bisaccia appeared to be a welcome replacement for Jon Gruden in Las Vegas.View the original article to see embedded media.The Raiders went 7–5 under interim coach Rich Bisaccia in 2021, and the team appeared to rally around him after Jon Gruden resigned following the release of racist, misogynistic and anti-LGBTQ+ emails. So will Bisaccia get another chance with Las Vegas in 2022? He seems to have the support of some key pieces in the desert. Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby endorsed Bisaccia for Las Vegas's coaching vacancy on Tuesday, noting Bisaccia is “the best man for the job.” One anonymous Raider detailed the benefit of having Bisaccia as coach rather than Gruden, telling Bally Sports “[Bisaccia] listened to the players.”“We didn’t have Gruden grinding us late in the year,” a Raiders veteran said. Jan 20
  • Source: Raiders to Meet With Rich Bisaccia Regarding Coaching Vacancy Rich Bisaccia will make his case to remain Las Vegas’s coach in 2022.View the original article to see embedded media.Raiders owner Mark Davis will meet with interim coach Rich Bisaccia on Wednesday to discuss the team's head coaching vacancy, according to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer.Bisaccia went 7–5 as Las Vegas’s interim coach, leading the team to the postseason before a loss to the Bengals on wild-card weekend. Bisaccia replaced former head coach Jon Gruden, who resigned in October after the release of numerous emails featuring misogynistic, racist and anti-LGBTQ language. Las Vegas intends to give proper consideration to Bisaccia for the full-time gig, though he appears to be just one of many candidates, per the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “From my read, from what I understand, it is unlikely [Bisaccia] stays on with the Raiders,” Rapoport.Las Vegas finished 10–7 in 2021, snapping a four-year playoff drought. Jan 19
  • Raiders Interim Coach Rich Bisaccia Pens Handwritten Notes to Players After Playoff Loss Quarterback Derek Carr voiced his support for Bisaccia after Saturday night's loss.View the original article to see embedded media.Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia may or may not be the team's permanent coach going forward, but he made sure to thank those who he did coach this past season following Las Vegas' playoff loss on Saturday to the Bengals.After the game, Bisaccia took the time to hand-write letters to his players thanking them for their efforts this past season, per 99.1 The Sports Animal host Vince Ferrara.Bisaccia, 61, took over the interim coach role in mid-October, following coach Jon Gruden's resignation after the release of anti-LGBTQ+ and misogynistic emails.He led Las Vegas to a 7–5 record after taking over this season and guided the franchise to its first playoff appearance since 2016.Following the Raiders' 26–19 loss, quarterback Derek Carr offered a clear endorsement of the team's interim coach, saying, “I think we can all think that he's the right guy. Jan 18
  • Report: Where Michigan, Jim Harbaugh Stand Right Now Harbaugh has been heavily connected to NFL jobs this winter.View the original article to see embedded media.Jim Harbaugh engineered a truly impressive one-year turnaround at Michigan from 2020 to '21. Harbaugh and the Wolverines went just 2–4 during the COVID-19-shortened season, leading to a new Michigan contract in which his annual guaranteed salary was cut in half. Jan 18
  • NFL Wild Card Weekend Bad Beats and Big Payouts Wild-Card weekend kept bettors on their toes in the opening Bengals-Raiders game, but ended with Kyler Murray producing a dud that burned those who backed him.We were originally going to rush this column in hopes of getting it done in 14 seconds, but the Cowboys showed us that may not be wise.Wild-Card weekend featured its high and lows, and perhaps we need to re-think this  "seven teams make the playoffs" situation considering the No. Jan 18
  • Raiders Fire General Manager Mike Mayock Following Playoff Exit Mayock, a former NFL Network draft analyst, served as the Raiders' GM for three seasons, overseeing a return to the postseason in 2021.View the original article to see embedded media.After three seasons and no playoff wins, the Raiders have fired general manager Mike Mayock."We have relieved Mike Mayock of his duties as General Manager of the Las Vegas Raiders," the team said in a statement. "We thank Mike for his contributions over the last three years in helping to form the foundation for the franchise to build upon in its future."The news was first reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.Mayock took control of the Raiders's front office in 2019, as the team had gone a combined 10–22 in the previous two years. Jan 17
  • What the world was like the last time the Bengals won a playoff game (18 GIFs) Jan 17
  • Drew Brees Had a Rough Playoff Debut for NBC: TRAINA THOUGHTS NBC put Drew Brees in a position he was not ready for1. There were five NFL playoff games this weekend, but only one featured a broadcaster new to the postseason.With NBC airing two playoff games over the weekend, the network assigned its usual Sunday night team of Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth to the Steelers-Chiefs. Jan 17
  • Derek Carr ‘So Proud’ of Raiders Despite Loss to Bengals The Las Vegas quarterback thanked Raiders fans following Saturday's loss to the Bengals.View the original article to see embedded media.Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said he was "so proud of our team and what we accomplished" despite Las Vegas falling short against the Bengals on Saturday.Carr took to Twitter on Sunday to thank Raiders fans for their support this year. "A season filled with heart break, tragedy, and resiliency is now over," Carr wrote. Jan 16
  • Report: Referee, Officials From Raiders-Bengals Not Expected to Work Again During Postseason Cincinnati won Saturday's playoff game but not without controversy.View the original article to see embedded media.Referee Jerome Boger and the officials that worked the AFC wild-card game between the Raiders and Bengals on Saturday are not expected to officiate another game this postseason, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.As noted by ESPN, the league grades officials after each game, and Boger and his crew are not expected to receive high marks for Saturday's contest.Among the more controversial moments, they ruled that a whistle was blown after Cincinnati wide receiver Tyler Boyd caught a touchdown from quarterback Joe Burrow, despite replays appearing to show otherwise. The play occurred in the second quarter of the contest and gave the Bengals a 20—6 lead.After the game, NFL senior vice president of officiating Walt Anderson defended the ruling on the field, saying, “We confirmed with the referee and the crew that on that play—they got together and talked—they determined that they had a whistle, but that the whistle for them on the field was blown after the receiver caught the ball.”Inadvertent and/or erroneous whistles are not reviewable under the NFL's current instant replay rules."In the moment, we didn't know because we heard a whistle," Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby said. Jan 16