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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2018 Raiders: What should Raider Nation Expect?

In the NFL, you can go from bitter disappointment to a legit Playoff team in 1 year. Lets look at a few teams this year that went from the cellar to making the playoffs.

To say Raider Nation is disappointed would be an insult. This was SUPPOSED to be OUR year! This would be the year we finally win a playoff game; the 1st such win since 2002. Instead of talking about what went wrong, lets focus on what needs to happen so this time in 2018, we are talking about how far we can go in the Playoffs.

In the NFL, you can go from bitter disappointment to a legit Playoff team in 1 year. Lets look at a few teams this year that went from the cellar to making the playoffs.

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Sour Soup: A Recipe for Disappointment

I did a bit of travel over the holidays and so I had a lot of time sitting around in airports (and on the tarmac) to think about the disappointment of 2017 and how we got there. My personal philosophy on these kinds of things is that most people would like the answers to be simple and easy, but as with just about everything in life, few things actually are. Or another way to think of it is that for a disaster to happen, a bunch of things have to go wrong—and they did for the Raiders in 2017.

Here’s what I came up with in no particular order:

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The Pillaging Podcast: You’re Fired!

We take the Raiders’ coaching staff to task on this week’s episode of the Pillaging Podcast. Downing, Jack, and Reggie are all on the hot seat and we’re not letting them off the hook. Also, we break down the Raiders Christmas feature against the Philadelphia Eagles. We’ll get you ready for the 2017 finale against the Los Angeles Chargers. Raider Cain chimes in this week with his thoughts on the 2017 season. Mario Tovar from came aboard to give us his naughty and nice list.

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