Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) in camp on Thu Jul 21, 2022 at the Raiders training facility in Henderson NV got some touches last Thu Aug 4, 2022 in the Hall of Fame Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Raiders host the Minnesota Vikings on Sun Aug 14, 2022 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP file photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:
The Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was designed by former Raider head coach Jon Gruden to be that first second down back and have quarterback Derek Carr throw on third down and open up the pass.
When Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels was using multiple backs to catch passes out of the backfield McDaniels had different backs when he was offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots.
Your going to see a lot of touches from Jacobs in these next three pre season games. If the Raiders decide to keep him they don’t have to pay him a bunch and if they don’t want to keep him and they think they can get that job done with a lower paycheck I could see Jacobs being traded by the Raiders.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jarrett Stidham (3) tries to evade Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Jay Tufele (97) in a keeper that Stidham would score for a touchdown on Thu Aug 4, 2022 at the Hall of Fame Game in Canton Ohio (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich:
#1 Rich, for Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels this was like a homecoming returning back to Canton Ohio to play the Hall of Fame game.
#2 Josh Jacobs, rookie Zamir White and Austin Walter stayed on top the running game for the Raiders.
# 3 In their win over the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-11 Josh Jacobs ran for 30 yards on five carries and Zamir White ran carried 11 times to get 52 yards.
#4 Quarterback Derek Carr and Davante Adams wide receiver sat out for Thursday’s game McDaniels not taking any chances.
#5 Sun Aug 14 the Raiders will host the Minnesota Vikings at Allegiant Field in Las Vegas this will be the second of four pre season games.
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels looks forward to returning to his old town in Canton to play the Hall of Fame game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thu Aug 4, 2022 (file photo from The Spun)
Las Vegas podcast with Tony Renteria:
#1 Tony, Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels said that it means a lot to him to return to his old haunt at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium where he played as starting quarterback at Canton McKinley High School where the Raiders will face the Jacksonville Jaguars for the Hall of Fame game on Thu Aug 4h.
#2 McDaniels said it was special to drive down the road where it’s dotted with football helmets towards the stadium and where it was on McDaniels way to get to high school each day, “It was fun I played all my games in this stadium.”
#3Tony, how big of a move is it that the Raiders signed pass rusher Chandler Jones. Jones has not been on the field much for this year’s practices and has missed four straight practice sessions so far.
#4 James Palmer of NFL Media report said that there is no concern that it’s early in the pre season schedule and that Jones wants players to get some reps in before the regular season kicks off.
#5 Also tight end Darren Waller has taken the second straight day of practice off for basically the same reason. Besides giving teammates time to get more reps in no doubt Waller is getting some rest in before this Thursday’s Hall of Fame game?
Former New York Jet running back Austin Walker (38) will carry for the Las Vegas Raiders this season his fourth season in the NFL (photo from yahoo.com sports)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich:
#1 Rich, after the Raiders place linebacker Kyler Fackrell on the injured reserve list that brought in running back Austin Walker which should strengthen the Raiders at the running back position.
#2 Walker joins the Raiders for the 2022 season which will be his fourth NFL season and formerly with the New York Jets, Walker rushed for 101 yards, one touchdown and 26 yards.
#3 Rich, of the top 50 top selling NFL jerseys the Raiders Devante Adams ranks No.7. Adams all his career wanted to be a Raider and his dream came this season and he will No.17 at wide receiver.
#4 Rich, offensive lineman Brandon Parker looks like he will get the starting position over teammate Alex Leatherwood. Parker has seen more action reps in practice and could win the job at right tackle and Leatherwood would be the swing tackle.
#5 Las Vegas Mayor Luis Trujillo says their is a state of emergency for the state of Nevada as the Canyon Hermits Peak Fire in New Mexico contaminated the Gallinas River which Vegas relies on. The river has been contaminated with ash and debris and has only 50 days left of clean water. New Mexico Governor Michelle Grisham said $2.25 million has been earmarked for residents for access to safe drinking water. With football coming up this could if it Vegas runs out of clean water could be a big concern.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Devante Adams makes a catch in camp in Las Vegas on Jul 22, 2022 (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich:
#1 Devante Adams compared his former quarterback in Green Bay Aaron Rogers to his new Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr saying “Anytime you change quarterbacks from Hall of Famer to Hall of Famer it’s going to be a little bit of an adjustment,” Adams.
#2 Rich, Rogers is heading into his 18th NFL season and has won four MVP and was Super Bowl XLV MVP.
#3 Carr is in his ninth season and has been in the Pro Bowl three times and has almost every passing record history and holds a career regular season record of 57-70.
#4 Rich, are the Raiders offense better, worse or the same going into this season and are trying to put some of last season’s troubles like Henry Ruggs and Damon Arnette could they turn it around.
#5 When former Raider coach Jon Gruden took over he almost completely cleaned house and with new head coach Josh McDaniels has taken a brick by brick building process.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake scores a touchdown as Denver Broncos cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) and inside linebacker A.J. Johnson (45) defend during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Denver. Drake is trying to return from an ankle surgery he had in December and try and make the team this month in Raiders camp. (AP News file photo)
On Raiders Sports podcast with Tony Renteria:
#1 Tony, talk about Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake who broke his ankle which he had to get surgery for last December and couldn’t clear minicamp last month how much will the Raiders miss Drake going into camp this month.
#2 Drake did mention that he would be ready for camp this month even thought the ankle isn’t 100% yet. That said how cautious do you see head coach Josh McDaniels being with Drake’s ankle?
#3 Tony, wanted to get your take on Richie Incognito’s retirement announcement this week. After 15 years and four NFL teams Incognito said he wanted to retire a Raider.
#4 Raiders tight end Darren Waller said he loves the chemistry and working with quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Devante Adams. Waller likes the idea that he and Adams could see more passes during the season from Carr.
#5 Tony, the Kansas City Chiefs not only are potent with quarterback Pat Mahomes on the offensive side of the ball but a big part of why the Chiefs are so successful they have one of the best defensive lines in the NFL. Knowing the Raiders face them twice a season how do you see the Raiders countering the Chiefs this season?
Former Las Vegas Raider Richie Incognito announced his retirement Thu Jul 14, 2022 and said he was retiring a Raider after playing for four different teams and 15 years in the NFL (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich Perez:
#1 Las Vegas Raiders guard Richie Incognito a four time Pro Bowler has announced his retirement from the Raiders and football.
#2 Incognito played for four different NFL teams but said after playing 15 years he wanted to retire a Raider saying that “I love the Raiders organization, and Mr. Davis means the world to me. It’s why after four teams and 15 years, I’m retiring a Raider.”
#3 Former Oakland Raider Marqutte King says the reason why former head coach Jon Gruden let him go in 2018 was purely because of Gruden’s hate for King. King said Gruden never even spoke to him and that Gruden let King go simply because he hated King.
#4 At one time King was one of the most exciting punters in the NFL, King with his athletic ability and was a favorite among the fans.
#5 Raiders quarterback Derrick Carr said he was very excited about working with running back Josh Jacobs saying he’s one of the best running backs and has worked very hard to get into shape for the 2022 season.
Former Las Vegas Raiders team president Dan Ventrelle was let go by Raiders owner Mark Davis said he was fired for reporting Davis and the Raiders to the NFL for a hostile work environment that Davis showed little concern for regarding the complaint. (file photo from The Legal 500)
By Rich Perez
LAS VEGAS–On Friday Las Vegas owner Mark Davis had announced that team President Dan Ventrelle had left the Raiders and that Davis did not give a reason for the departure. Ventrelle was a little more vocal than the Davis’ statement saying he was no longer with the organization because he raised “hostile work environment” issues at the Raiders to the attention of the NFL.
Ventrelle had received complaints from employees about a hostile work environment at the Raiders and when the employees came back to Ventrelle again and again with complaints Ventrelle tried to get those issues to the attention of Davis who what Ventrelle told the Las Vegas Review-Journal “he was dismissive and did not demonstrate the warranted level of concern.”
Ventrelle had no other choice but to give it to the attention of the NFL offices saying, “Given, this, I informed the NFL of these issues and of Mark’s unacceptable response. Soon thereafter, I was fired in retaliation for raising those concerns. I firmly stand by my decision to elevate these issues to protect the organization and it’s female employees.”
Ventrelle was trying to protect the Raiders from any legal trouble and this was the same season (2021) where former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has been fired for racial slurs, homophobic, and misogynistic slurs found on emails that Gruden had sent to former Washington Commanders president Bruce Allen.
When the story broke Davis had no choice but to let Gruden go. Gruden has since filed a lawsuit against the NFL saying the NFL forced him out at the Raiders. Ventrelle said he was trying to do the right thing by getting harassment in the work place under control and NFL spokeman Brian McCarthy said he is aware of the allegations and assures that the NFL will investigate.
Over the past year the Raiders have seen high level executives leave the team, Chief Financial Officer Ed Villanueva and controller Araxie Grant left with former team businessman Brian Badain. That’s a lot of top brass leaving all at the same time which Davis saying the reasons were “accounting irregularities.”
Former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels looks onto the field during Nov 14, 2021 game at Foxborough has been hired as the Las Vegas Raiders new head coach as of Sun Jan 30, 2022 (AP News file photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich:
#1 Rich, the Las Vegas Raiders have made big news on Sunday hiring a new general manager Dave Ziegler and a new head coach Josh McDaniels. Both men come from the New England Patriots. Zeigler was head of player personnel and McDaniels was offensive coordinator at the Patriots.
#2 Ziegler replaces former Raiders general manager Mike Mayock who was fired in early January. McDaniels was also head coach at the Denver Broncos for two seasons 2009 and 2010. McDaniels replaces interim head coach Rich Bisaccia.
#3 Rich, Coach Bisaccia led the Raiders to their second post season in 19 years and at the end of the season the Raiders had won four of their last five games before being eliminated in the AFC Wild Card game by the Cincinnati Bengals.
#4 Bisaccia is a free agent and the Chicago Bears are interested in hiring Bisaccia as special teams coach and will work under Bears head coach Matt Eberflus who was hired on Thursday by the Bears.
#5 Rich, McDaniels comes from the Patriots where he was offensive coordinator there since 2012 and under head coach Bill Belichick. So McDaniels had some good mentoring under Belichick all those years.
After making the post season for the first time since 2016 and after working as Las Vegas Raiders general manager for three years Mike Mayock (right) was fired by owner Mark Davis (left) on Mon Jan 17, 2022 (file photo USA Today)
On That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast:
#1 Amaury, how tough will it be for the San Francisco 49ers (11-7) to beat the Green Bay Packers (13-4) this Saturday night in the NFC Divisional Round at the Frozen Tundra Lambeau Field in Green Bay?
#2 The Las Vegas Raiders after being defeated by the Cincinnati Bengals in a close loss by a touchdown last Saturday let go of their general manager Mike Mayock does the Mayock firing make any sense even after the Raiders got to the post season?
#3 Amaury, how concerned should 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan be after the 49ers suffered injuries last Sunday in Dallas with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo shoulder sprain, pass rusher Nick Bosa in concussion protocol, and linebacker Fred Warner suffered a high ankle sprain but tweeted he was confident he would be in the line up on Saturday night. Three big names not to be 100% healthy against Green Bay.
#4 After winning three World Series titles former Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cub Jon Lester is retiring from baseball after 16 years in the big leagues. Lester looked like he was at the end of his career in 2021 pitching for the St Louis Cardinals going 4-1 with a 4.36 ERA.
#5 Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez who passed away at age 28, Rays manager Kevin Cash said that Ramirez brought energy and passion each day to the clubhouse. The Rays did not release information of what was the cause of death.