The Pillaging Podcast: Gruden Grinding (w/ Mitchell Renz)

On This Week’s Episode…

We talk to Mitchell Renz from Chat sports. Mitchell gives us his list of free agents most likely to land in Oakland. Mr. Renz predicts the Raiders’ win-loss total in the first year of the Gruden era.

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Karl Joseph: Season Breakdown

Year in Review…

The Oakland Raiders selected safety Karl Joseph with the 14th pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. At the time, the safety from West Virgina was compared former NFL safety Bob Sanders’. Both were considered undersized defenders who played with reckless abandon for their bodies. Many questioned if Joseph’s smaller frame could withstand his style of physical play.

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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 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: 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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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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