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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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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Playoff Pontificator: Week 11

TRF’s Inaugural 2017 Week 11 Playoff Pontificator

Today, we are going to talk playoffs.  PLAYOFFS?! (Insert Jim Mora soundtrack).  Ok, after last year’s run I’m sure most of us thought we would be looking at securing a bye right about now instead of clinging to our collective playoff lives.  That said, it is what it is and we need to make some statistical lemonade.  It’s hard to believe that we were 7-2 a mere 12 months ago.  So why, one year later, are we sitting at 4-5?  Well, if we choose to play the blame game there is a lot of it to spread around.

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The Oakland Raiders Sail into First

We were there…watching. Hell, the whole world was watching…

It was loud. REALLY REALLY LOUD. If you were there, there was a feeling of confidence and swagger that began in the parking lots, poured into the stadium, and spilled all over the field. The decibel level was palpable from the opening kickoff to the final kneel down. Not only did the Oakland Raiders show, but their devoted Nation of plundering piratic zealots did too. What ensued was nothing short of a demonstration of violence and strength that left their opponents ragged and sitting alone in 3rd place in the toughest division in football. The pirate ship is back, and the crew is pissed off.

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Denver vs. Oakland: Keys to the Game

The Oakland Raiders find themselves smack dab in the middle of the spotlight as they square off against the defending Superbowl Champions in what will be their first Sunday Night Football appearance since 2006. Though this rivalry has never cooled down at any point in either team’s history, this is undoubtedly the most meaningful matchup the two have had in over a decade. That being said, let’s take a closer look at how these two squads matchup.

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