Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: Now Raiders need to push harder to get a playoff spot

Las Vegas Raiders place kicker Daniel Carlson (2) gets congratulations from teammates by Jermaine Eluemunor (72), AJ Cole (6) after booting a game winning 29 yard field goal against the Dallas Cowboys Thu Nov 25, 2021 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria:

#1 Tony, after losing three straight games it had to be a lot of weight off the Las Vegas Raiders (6-5) shoulders to get that Thanksgiving Day win against the Dallas Cowboys (7-4) 36-33.

#2 Tony, how much over the span of the three game losing streak did situations and departures of Henry Ruggs and Damon Arnette play into focusing on games for the team?

#3 On Thanksgiving Day going to Dallas after three straight loses critics didn’t give the Raiders much chances of winning but win they did they hung with them on on both sides of the ball for the whole game right down to kicker Daniel Carlson’s game winning field goal to win that game.

#4 For Raiders quarterback Derek Carr an afternoon of just staying in the pocket and getting rid of the ball and making his throws count going 24-39 for 373 yards, and one touchdown he really help guide that offense last Thursday.

#5 The Washington Football Team (5-6) had previously lost three straight games and then turned things around and have won three in a row they won their last game against the Seattle Seahawks (3-8) close as it may 17-15 does Washington pose a threat coming into Allegiant this Sunday against the Raiders how do you see this upcoming match up?

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast (Special Edition) with Rich Perez: Raiders find themselves in an another storm in Ruggs situation

Former Las Vegas Raiders running back Henry Ruggs III mug shot has posted $150,000 bail and is under house arrest at his Las Vegas home. He was arraigned in court on Wednesday morning and will have another court date to appear. The court has also restricted him from driving, drinking, is under house arrest, must wear a ankle brace and Ruggs had to turn in his passport. (News 8 KLAS TV still photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Rich, this team got through the Jon Gruden situation with flying colors now with former running back Henry Ruggs III how will they weather this storm.

#2 The Las Vegas judicial system rules that DUIs resulting in deaths will cost the offender two to 46 years either way Ruggs is looking at a long time in prison if convicted. It’s unfortunate as he was an up and coming star for the Raiders who has now gone from from hero to zero.

#3 Rich Wednesday morning in court Ruggs was wearing an neck brace as he listened to charges being read. There was a second DUI charge against Ruggs for the serious injuries of his passenger Kiara Kilgo-Washington and having a loaded weapon on the floor of his car. His bail was set for $150,000 in just an almost unbelievable situation. Driving 156 MPH after 3:20 AM on Tuesday and slamming into 23 year old Tina Tintor’s car that killed her and her dog.

#4 Ruggs is on bail the judge ruled he has to wear a ankle brace, no drinking, no driving, suspended license, passport confiscated and is under house arrest and Ruggs was never in any trouble before but faces some tough prosecution in his upcoming trial. His last game with the Raiders was Sun Oct 24th vs. Philadelphia at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

#5 The Raiders head to New Jersey with heavy hearts, they’ll be playing the New York Giants the Giants are a struggling team but in spite of that do you see the Raiders struggling this Sunday and being distracted regarding the Ruggs situation?

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Raiders ready for some prime time host Ravens on Monday Night Football

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (8) gets some support during practice drills back on Tue Jun 15, 2021. Carr is all set to start against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football for the Sep 13th opener (AP file photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Rich, from what you seen in practice and pre season how ready are the Raiders as they open their season against the Baltimore Ravens in week 1 on Monday Night Football.

#2 ESPN football analyst Keyshawn Johnson said that Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is in the elite quarterback list to which Johnson received a lot of backlash for. Johnson was challenged that if there were a poll between Carr and the Rams Matt Stafford, Stafford would win by a landslide to which Johnson said he’s not paying any attention to a poll but what Carr has done on the field and that’s why he’s convinced Carr is an elite quarterback.

#3 During Wednesday’s presser head coach Jon Gruden didn’t comment about acquiring linebacker KJ Wright from the Seattle Seahawks but he did say a lot of good things about the linebackers they have. The Raiders released Tanner Muse who was a 2020 draft pick. Rich, just to get your thoughts on the Raiders getting Wright and releasing Muse.

#4 Rich, the Raiders signed running back Peyton Barber this week Barber played with the Washington Football Team and last season and had 270 yards, four touchdowns, and has started 30 games career. How much of a plus will Barber add at running back.

#5 Rich, talk about how ready is Ravens starting quarterback LeMar Jackson for this opener he had his vaccine issues and he’s under center against the Raiders will he need time to throw or will he rush more on Monday Night Football?

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