Recorded on Location…
At the House of Thrills in the Oakland Coliseum parking lot. The Pillaging Podcast crew took your favorite Raiders Podcast straight to the heart of Raider Nation. Facing an 0-4 start to the season, the boys in Silver and Black stared down adversity and delivered a game for the ages.
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.
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.
Much has been made about the Raiders ineptitude on offense this year. Ultra-conservative play calling and the unwillingness to modify the game plan plagued Oakland all season. Raider Nation was given a minor glimpse of what this once high-powered offense can do in the right situations on Monday Night Football.
There was a time they said the Raiders played down to the level of their competition. Before then, there was a time when they dominated no matter what—those times are back. In a game that set the Silver and Black up for simple success, Raider Nation got exactly what it was looking for—a bona fide blowout victory.
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.