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: 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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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: Kill or be Killed

The Oakland Raiders faced off against their division rivals the Kansas City Chiefs in a kill or be killed do or die match up on prime time television. Headed into a must win situation the Raiders come into Thursday night with their backs against the wall. Subsequently, Oakland answered the call in a game that will go down in the history books. This was one for the ages. This one was a classic.

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The Pillaging Podcast: New Carr Smell

The Carr is out of the shop and ready for action once again. Join us on this week’s episode as we look at the good and bad from week 5. We’ll take a close look at what Oakland can do going forward to get back in the win column. In addition, Chase returns this week to show us what the Silver and Black did differently against the Ravens and what they need to do this Sunday.

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All Eyes on Smith

The Oakland Raiders returned home Sunday for their first of three straight home games. A hapless Baltimore offense traveled to Oakland for a tilt that seemed to favor a struggling Raiders team. The Ravens came to town having scored just 16 points in two weeks. Furthermore, Joe Flacco has thrown 6 picks through 4 games (3rd worst in the NFL). In what seemed like a matchup that favored an Oakland defense that kept their team in the last two games, the defense crumbled from the start…namely Sean Smith.

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Quick Study: The Stick Route

Chase from Raiders Unsung Heroes illustrates the Raiders’ go-to route against Denver last week. The video below shows how the Raiders ran the same simple concept with continued success. Furthermore, by using various formations to disguise the concept, the Raiders are able to return to this concept for quick yards 6 times in the game.

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