Harbaugh Not The Solution For The Raiders In 2015 ... Or EverThe Oakland Raiders should have no interest whatsoever in "acquiring" Jim Harbaugh to coach their team in 2015, because they don't have enough talent to justify the move—in addition to the draft picks they would have to give up to get the fiery coach. No, the Silver & Black should look elsewhere for a new leader, and they'll need all their draft picks and current young players to attract the right coach, anyway.
Raiders Do Not Want To Join NFL's 'Winless' Club In 2014In the modern NFL, only four teams have gone through a winless season: the 1960 Dallas Cowboys, the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the 1982 Baltimore Colts and the 2008 Detroit Lions. If the Raiders can't win this weekend in Cleveland, they could be looking at an 0-11 start—and that's when the pressure will start to mount. Avoiding membership in this exclusive club will be paramount for the Silver & Black.
A Look At The 10 Worst Seasons In Oakland Raiders HistoryAs the 2014 Oakland Raiders are staring in to an 0-5 start if they lose to the San Diego Chargers at home this weekend, it's entertaining to take a look back in time at the history of the Silver & Black to see just how bad the team has been at various points in its 55-season history.
Opponent Profile: San Diego Chargers Present Big Challenge For Toothless RaidersThe Oakland Raiders have a new head coach, for now, and they've just had their bye week. How will they fare against the 4-1 San Diego Chargers at home this week? Well, the Bolts are on a roll, and they look very good. The exact opposite can be said of Silver & Black, so don't expect things to suddenly get better for Oakland now that Dennis Allen has been fired.
Opponent Profile: Could Bolts Get Caught Looking Ahead?Starting this Sunday, that thought will be severely put to the test as the Raiders, quite possibly the worst team in the league at the present time, play host to longtime division foe San Diego.
AFC West Just Looks Tougher And Tougher For Raiders Each WeekIncluding Sunday's Week Five action, the San Diego Chargers are 4-1, the Denver Broncos are 3-1, and the Kansas City Chiefs are 2-3. Each team has a positive points differential, while the Oakland Raiders are 0-4 with a minus-52 differential. Yes, it's going to be a long season for the Silver & Black.
Studs & Duds: Raiders' Bright Spots Hard To Find In 0-4 Start To SeasonThe Oakland Raiders have plenty of duds to explore so far in the young 2014 season, but it's tough to find some studs in the debacle that has contributed to an 0-4 start to the year. The Silver & Black just don't have much to highlight right now, which means it's going to be a long season.
Raiders Fire Allen, Name Sparano Interim Head Coach But Nothing Will ChangeThe Oakland Raiders fired Head Coach Dennis Allen after an 0-4 start, and they have named former Miami Dolphins head coach and current Oakland offensive line coach Tony Sparano as the interim leader. However, this won't change anything for the Silver & Black, as they still have an old and talent-bereft roster. What matters now is the plan for a permanent coach in 2015.
What Can The Raiders Do Now In Order To Win In Week 6?The Oakland Raiders have a bye week to lick their wounds from the 38-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in London last weekend. If the Silver & Black wants to win in Week Six against the San Diego Chargers at the Coliseum, they need to fix many things in the next two weeks.
Team Grades: Raiders Stink Up Wembley In Every Way PossibleThe Oakland Raiders continued their up-down season on Sunday in London against the Miami Dolphins, and unfortunately, this was another down week for the Silver & Black as they lost to the Miami Dolphins, 38-14. Nothing went right for Oakland, and the team is now 0-4 this season heading into their bye week.
Injury Report: Raiders Linebackers Hurting For London Match Against DolphinsThe Oakland Raiders defense needs all the help it can get every game, so when three linebackers could possibly miss the next contest, it's something to be concerned about for the team. Heading into Sunday's Wembley Stadium matchup against the Miami Dolphins, the Silver & Black also will be without backup quarterback Matt Schaub.
Will Dennis Allen Have A Job If The Raiders Come Back From London Without A Win?Oakland Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen has just eight wins in 35 games leading the Silver & Black. With the team's Week Four matchup in London against the Miami Dolphins suddenly looking like a winnable game, it's natural to ask if losing this one in front of an international audience will cost Allen his job with the team.