The Pillaging Podcast is back to breakdown the Raiders vs. Vikings matchup. No, it wasn’t pretty, but we’re here to do the dirty work and put a smile on your face at the same time. Tune in for some levity and analysis. We peel off the sugar-coat and give you the real every week.
We’re setting sail with Austin Gayle from Pro Football Focus. Austin joins us to deliver PFF draft grades and recap all seven rounds of the Raiders’ 2018 draft. Mr. Gayle also delivers his boom or bust analysis and gives us his favorite picks and not so favorite picks. Austin weighs in on some of the Raiders’ late rounders and UDFA’s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.