Ryan Lipton’s NFL Week 9 Oakland Raider round-up

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Here is the Oakland Raiders Week 9 NFL round-up from Ryan Lipton, The JR Report and Silver and Black Pride involving Derek Carr, Jack Del Rio, Marshawn Lynch and Todd Downing.

Jack Del Rio wants Raiders to ‘let it rip’ on both sides of the ball, but is it too late?

Bills, Raiders Fantasy football preview: Who to sit, start

What’s the one trade Raiders should make before the trade deadline?

Bay Area radio host Damon Bruce rips Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch and he’s right

Todd Downing on Raiders offensive struggles: ‘We’re so close’

Should Jack Del Rio be on the hot seat in Oakland?


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

JR Report Podcast: Should Raiders follow Warriors path, fire Jack Del Rio after season?

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The JR Report Podcast, hosted by Ryan Lipton, dives into the Oakland Raiders 2-3 start to the 2017 NFL regular season and why it might be smart for the Raiders to move on from coach Jack Del Rio after the 2017 season.

Now isn’t the time to move on. If Oakland misses the playoffs owner Mark Davis should look hard at moving on from Jack Del Rio.

Del Rio prides himself on defense and attitude, yet the defense has been horrible and the team can’t show up and be competitive in must-win games. (Last year’s losses to the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans and this year’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos).

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Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Best Raiders Twitter follows for 2017 season

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The Oakland Raiders’ regular season is drawing near as the team gets set to play Aug. 12 against the Arizona Cardinals.

On this team, there are no shortage of fun, clever and big personalities to keep Raider Nation entertained.

As such, below fans can find some of the best follow the Raiders have to offer on Twitter below.


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Raiders’ Jack Del Rio on Sharpe: ‘Has a bright future’

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The Oakland Raiders’ right tackle position might be the most open spot on the entire team. Currently, it would be the hardest position to pick the projected starter for 2017.

Luckily for Oakland, Raiders tackle David Sharpe has impressed Raiders coach Jack Del Rio.

During the media session after today’s minicamp practice, Del Rio said Sharpe has looked “bright,” has “been very purposeful” and has been “working at learning the system and understanding how we do things.”

Sharpe was considered a little bit of a project coming in but has “been growing from a technique standpoint” thanks to Raiders coach Mike Tice.

It is hard to get too excited about a player before the pads come on. Nonetheless, Sharpe is doing everything that he should be doing at the moment.

If he keeps working hard, then he will have  “a bright future” like Del Rio predicted on Thursday.

Raiders’ Jack Del Rio celebrates Warriors’ championship

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Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was in attendance during Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals and was able to see the Golden State Warriors dethrone Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James for the second time.

It was just a few days ago that Del Rio picked the Warriors to win Game 5 and he, like most of America, predicted correctly.

However, he had the incredible opportunity to be able to witness history live at Oracle Arena, via Del Rio’s Twitter account. 

It is no coincidence that so many people from the organization are hanging around the Golden State team as greatness attracts greatness.

Oakland should hope that they can learn from the Warriors on what it takes to become great, manage high expectations and win championships.

All in all, this could just be the start of a very special time in the Bay Area.

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio cancels OTA in favor of team bonding

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Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has decided that is best for the team to forego their last organized team activities practice of the offseason in favor of team bonding, per Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Michael Gehlken.

Two days ago the NFL changed it’s Twitter cover photo to a laughing and bonding Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch and quarterback Derek Carr, and Del Rio has been expert in developing a winning culture from nothing during his time in the East Bay.

As such, to question Del Rio’s methods would look silly, and from all reports early on, the team has looked incredibly sharp and focused during OTAs.

Raiders WR Cooper: ‘I can have a lot more production than…past 2 seasons’

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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper is looking to set new heights during 2017. He believes that he “can have a lot more production than [he’s] had in the past two seasons,” Cooper said during media availability Tuesday, per CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair.

This would be the quite the achievement considering he had over 1,000 yards and five touchdowns in each of his two seasons, while having more receptions as a rookie than retired wide receivers Randy Moss and Andre Johnson.

Cooper also seems to be downplaying his start to his career, for he mentioned he feels “like [he] can go nowhere but up.” However, Cooper is nowhere near the bottom, for 99 percent of the receivers who enter the league each year wish they could have the output of Cooper’s.

While it is good to see that the former Crimson Tide receiver is still hungry to improve despite his accomplishments, Cooper is also correct in that there are areas of his game he can work to improve upon.

The third-year receiver has struggled with a steep decline in production down the stretch of his first two NFL seasons, while dropping far more passes than any WR would care to. But even those concerns are very minor when one grasps the magnitude of what Cooper has been able to do in his young career.

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio seems to agree, stating that Cooper is “eager to be special” and thinks he will “continue to ascend,” per Bair.

Pressure already mounting for Raiders rookie Marquel Lee

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Just one day into rookie minicamp, Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquel Lee already has to be feeling some pressure that most fifth round selections aren’t accustom to.

Lee is expected to work at the middle linebacker position for a defense that ranked No. 26 overall in the NFL last year. Though Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie did not sign anyone via free agency before selecting Lee, coach Jack Del Rio has already been on record that the team is still looking for linebackers.

Interestingly, Lee will also be wearing the same number that Raiders coach Jack Del Rio sported during his NFL playing days, and did admit to the pressure he will face during camp.

McKenzie hasn’t been shy regarding his position on the former Wake Forest linebacker, stating everyone would be “impressed” with Lee during a Sirius XM NFL Radio interview earlier this week.

As Raiders rookie minicamp unfolds, Lee’s battle to play at inside linebacker is just one of many storylines from Day 1 in Alameda.


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