The Lombardi Recipe

A Recipe for Success…

Every year the world watches as another team is crowned a Super Bowl champion. Fans dream of how their team may someday hoist the Lombardi trophy. Will it be via a dominating defense and relentless rushing attack? Or by way of a franchise quarterback surrounded by an arsenal of offensive weapons? Let’s look back over the last 10 years to see how each team built their roster to eventually become the last team standing.

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The Pillaging Podcast: Matt Schneidman

This Week on the Pillaging Podcast…

We’re joined by Bay Area News Group and Mercury News Writer Matt Schneidman. Matt takes time to answer your questions as well as ours. Also, Matt lends his insight on who stays and who goes this off-season and gives us some context on his approach to sports writing.

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The Pillaging Podcast: The Nothing Bowl (w/ Vic Tafur)

This Week on the Pillaging Podcast:

Vic Tafur from The Athletic sits in to talk about the Raiders’ off-season. Vic shares his thoughts on what direction the Raiders will go in the draft and free agency. We discuss the potential ripple effect the Alex Smith trade will have on the AFC West. Vic also lends some insight on the future of Marshawn Lynch with the Silver and Black.

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The Pillaging Podcast: Lincoln Kennedy

On This Episode…

We sat down with former Raiders tackle and current sideline analyst Lincoln Kennedy. Tune in to hear his thoughts on the current state of the Oakland Raiders. Lincoln discusses the immediate impact Jon Gruden can have on this team. He also relates his experience with the locker room issues faced under Joe Bugle and how Gruden was able to right the ship in short time.  Can Gruden have the same effect in 2018? Is Carr the leader this team needs? Find out all that and more on this episode of the Pillaging Podcast.

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Marquel Lee: 2017 Season Breakdown

Year in Review: Marquel Lee

The Oakland Raiders selected Marquel Lee in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Marquel Lee joined an inexperienced linebacking corps in Oakland led by Cory James; a second year player selected in the 6th round just one year prior.

Fans immediately hoped Lee could become an impact player despite his late selection in the draft. Now that the 2017 season is over, we can look back and see just how large of an impact Marquel Lee had on the Raiders’ defense.

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The Pillaging Podcast: Cable Guy!

Tom Cable is Back in Oakland…

The Cable Guy is back and we just wanted to hang out. No big deal. Actually, it’s a big effen deal this week as we got to hang out with Pro Football Focus‘ very own Austin Gayle.

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Gruden and McKenzie Prepare for Free Agency

Free Agency is Coming, Let’s Go Shopping…

As Jon Gruden and Reggie go through the roster to see which new players we need via free agency, Raider Nation and the Pillaging  crew already have an idea which position groups need upgrading. As it stands right now, without paying Khalil Mack or cutting anyone, Oakland has a little over $15 Million in salary available to offer free agents.

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The Pillaging Podcast: Big Effen Deal

This Episode is a Big Effen Deal

Raider Nation basks in the post-coital glow of Gruden’s Big Effen Deal and we’re back to talk about. The press conference, the coordinators, the speculation, and more. Jason Cole joins us this week and takes a critical look of what is to come in the new Gruden era. Raider Cain joins as always as we take a quick glance at free agency. All this and much more on this episode of the Pillaging Podcast.

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10 years from now…..

10 Years From Now:

  • Both of my kids will be out of my house and out of college.
  • We will have a couple new Presidents.
  • There will be cars that fly.
  • Robots will be taking over the world.

10 years is a long time but, it is really a long time for a head coach; ANY head coach. Especially in the NFL, where it is a “what have you done for me lately” business.

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The Pillaging Podcast: Guess Who’s Back?

Jon Gruden is Back

Jon Gruden is back in Oakland and we’re here to talk about it. Joining us as always is Raider Cain with special guest Scott Winter from Las Vegas Raiders Report. Jump aboard the pirate ship as we take you through the good and bad of Chucky’s return. Also, we’ll break down the demise of the Jack Del Rio regime. We discuss what happened and when to cement Jack’s exit and try to make sense of this surreal moment in Raider history.

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