The Pillaging Podcast: Farewell Sebastian

On This Week’s Episode…

We say goodbye to longtime Raiders’ kicker, Sebastian Janikowski. After an 18-year career Seabass and the Silver and Black have parted ways. Raider Cain weighs in with his thoughts on the kicker’s prolific career and we hear your calls on the subject as well.

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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: 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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Week 1: OAK 26 vs. TEN 16

Well Here we go again folks: another Oakland Raiders NFL season. As I write this, the afternoon games are kicking off and half the league has already completed their games. Fans from all over are making sweeping predictions, lamenting injuries, and scanning their teams’ schedule to find out who’s next. But most importantly, at this moment, the team adorned in Silver and Black are tuned in to Jack Del “Riverboat Gambler” Rio’s locker room victory speech.

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Walk the Plank: Aldon Smith

NFL outside linebacker Aldon Smith was implicated in a domestic incident that occurred over the weekend. TMZ reported that San Francisco police were called to a home on Saturday morning where they interviewed the (now former?) NFL star and the alleged victim.

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Carr Insurance

Nothing hurt worse than seeing our 25-year-old franchise quarterback suffer a broken fibula on Christmas Eve, in a Week 16 win over the Colts. Should Carr have been passing, with a 33-14 lead and only 11 minutes left in the game? Mark Davis didn’t seem to think so.

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The L.A. Raiders: A Fan Perspective

My dad is a sports fanatic.  Growing up in Mexico his favorite sports were soccer, boxing, and eventually American football. Although there wasn’t much American football being played in Mexico, they would occasionally air Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raider games.  Coming from a tough neighborhood in Mexico city, the rebellious nature of the team from Oakland, along with having a coach and quarterback of Mexican descent made it an easy choice of who to root for.

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