Team 2014 Highlighted Players

Keep checking this page out to learn more about our Raider Nation. I will continue to highlight players with my weekly updates.

If you can think of one thing it is that the Oakland Raiders is a team of awesome athletes who are struggling to work as one unit. When that happens we will be champions. Until that time we have to continue improving.

Mark Davis —Owner
Mark is the majority owner and managing general partner of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. Mark has inherited a team with a lot of troubles. One of the biggest challenges is that he is following his father who was a strong decisive leader who had no problem firing coaches or anybody else who did not follow his directions. No matter what the past has been, Mark Davis faces a challenge to bring the Oakland Raiders back to the days of glory. The most recent gossip about the Oakland Raiders is that Mark will refuse to sign a contract to keep the Raiders playing in Oakland at the stadium. Mark wants Oakland to build a new stadium – something his father had been demanding since taking the Raiders to Los Angeles in 1982 only to bring them back in 1994. No matter where the Raiders play – they will be the Raiders and our team.

Rookie Quarterback Derek Carr
Derek Carr is the first rookie quarterback to play as the starting Quarterback. The Raiders are known for doing the unexpected. This season has already had its ups and downs. Rookie Quarterback Derek Carr is showing up and taking no prisoners. He has a great arm and is able to throw the ball downfield.

So, what does Derek Carr have to say about his own path to the NFL? He was not sent to any special quarterback camps. He speaks only of the coaching he received from his father and his brother, David Carr.  Their father, Roger Carr was also a player in the NFL. He was a wide receiver and had a very successful career which included being named for the pro-bowl in 1976 when he had a particularly good year.

It is easy to see how Derek Carr came in and was ready to play the first game. He appears humble and appreciative to his family for his success. It makes me think that he is who he is because he did not go to the same training camps as all the other young players – he was coached by real NFL players. Carr might be the final shining star we have looked for. I hope the Raiders are going to keep Carr and let him continue to develop and lead the Raiders

Darren McFadden
Number 20 is Darren McFadden, star running back. I have watched the games and I won’t blame McFadden for the coaches decisions because I believe that the previous coaches were the main reason that McFadden was injured so often. I want to say that this is different this year..but that is yet to be seen.

In previous years the plays kind of went like this…first down hand the ball to McFadden who will run down the middle and be crushed maybe making two yards. Then the second play will be to hand off the ball to McFadden who will attempt to run the ball only to be smushed once again, then at the third down we will  have McFadden run and we will attempt to throw a ball he can catch…but look out – the opponents seem to know where the ball will be given and they watch McFadden and smush him until he is injured and left standing on the side lines – then the Raiders have no idea who to give the ball to.

GREAT NEWS! We have a new head coach, Tony Sparano, who is mixing it up! We have seen McFadden actually play the game. He is being used in a creative way and I see the Oakland Raiders we all love!

Just Win Baby!

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