Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) goes over strategy with head coach Josh McDaniels as back up quarterback Jarrett Stidham (3) looks on at Nissan Stadium in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans Sun Sep 25, 2022 (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich:
#1 Rich just how much were the Tennessee Titans (1-2) and quarterback Ryan Tannehill prepared for the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday?
#2 Tannehill went 19-27 for 264 yards and one touchdown, one interception. Tannehill looked sharp over the Las Vegas defense.
#3 Second quarter Raiders defense couldn’t get to Tannehill or running back Derrick Henry who carried 20 times for 85 yards and scored a touchdown.
#4 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr who started went 26-44 for 303 yards, two touchdowns, and threw for one interception but the Raiders fell short by a conversion 24-22.
#5 Next up for the Raiders they host the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium can the Raiders defense shutdown the Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson and company?
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels on the sidelines during Sun Aug 14, 2022 against the Minnesota Vikings at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:
#1 Tony, pre season football is over and it looks like Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels has all the confidence going into opening day on Sun Sep 11 and confidence in his 53 man roster.
#2 The Raiders goal for this year is to put two consecutive post seasons together and McDaniels wants to make the Raiders a contending post season team.
#3 Tony, talk about how the addition of wide receiver Davante Adams will impact the passing game and how he will be a favorite target of quarterback Derek Carr’s.
#4 Tony, talk about the offensive line and Alex Leatherwood was released by after being selected 17th and left tackle Kolton Miller didn’t play in any pre season games and there appears to be no future replacement for him and the worry is the offensive line might not be there inspite of the Raiders running and passing game.
#5 The Los Angeles Chargers are noted for their offense and quarterback Justin Herbert whose precise throws could spoil an NFL team’s afternoon on any given Sunday. Will he and receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams be Chargers that the Raiders defensive line need to key in on this Sunday.
Former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden talks to his players when they were formerly in Oakland at the old Alameda practice facility on Tue Apr 24, 2018 (AP News file photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich:
#1 Former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden says he feels shameful for the emails that he sent that were racist, anti-gay and misogynistic to former Washington Commanders team president Bruce Allen.
#2 Gruden said he’s a good church going father of three boys and has been married for 31 years and still loves football and would like another shot at working in the NFL again adding he hopes for forgiveness and wants another shot.
#3 Gruden has a lawsuit against the NFL saying the NFL ruined his career by making his emails public. Out of 650,000 emails that the NFL confiscated in it’s investigation of the Commanders only Gruden’s emails were made public and Gruden is suing the league for being singled out.
#4 Turning the Raiders as they prepare to meet the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Sun Sep 11. Talk about Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert who has more touchdowns against opposing teams in the NFL except the Raiders who he’ll face next week.
#5 Will the Raiders continue to put the pressure on Herbert and can they keep him running all day?
Former Las Vegas Raiders 2021 first round offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood was cut from the Raiders this week (file photo nfl.com)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich:
#1 Rich in what the Raiders are calling a disappointing start the Raiders are waiving their 2021 first round draft pick offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood. Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels has been shaking it up regarding players from the former head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock era.
#2 Leatherwood started at the tackle position during pre season under McDaniels. Under McDaniels he felt Leatherwood didn’t improve his technique to keep his job in Vegas.
#3 What’s that old NFL saying Rich about one team’s castaways is another team’s treasures. The Baltimore Ravens acquired running back Kenyan Drake from the Raiders. The Raiders were loaded with running back but the Ravens were looking to boost up a much needed running back group. Drake last season with the Raiders 545 yards for two touchdowns.
#4 Rich, get this wide receiver Devante Adams says he doesn’t want to hang out with quarterback Derek Carr just to look cute but he’s here to win a Super Bowl trophy how impactful are the Raiders expecting Adams to be this season.
#5 Raiders get this season underway this coming Sun Sep 11 against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Rich just to get your evaluation of Chargers starting quarterback Justin Herbert and how the Raiders defensive line will try to limit his throwing time.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Zamir White (35) celebrates with guard John Simpson (76) after a touchdown run during the first half against the visiting New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Fri Aug 26, 2022 (AP News photo)
On the podcast with Rich:
#1 The Las Vegas Raiders completed their first undefeated pre season in the franchise history going 4-0.
#2 Rich talks about the quarterbacking of third stringer Chase Garbers and second stringer and back up quarterback Jarett Stidham. Garbers threw for 12-22 for 141 yards and Stidham went 4-6 and 72 yards.
#3 The Raiders offensive plan was effective scoring three times out of four possessions. Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels had his game plan working on both sides of the ball.
#4 The receivers are going to be exciting with Keelan Cole 3 receptions for 48 yards, Tyron Johnson one reception for 45 yards, Jesper Horsted two receptions and 35 yards.
#5 The Raiders open up their regular season at So Fi Stadium in Los Angeles against the Los Angeles Chargers. Can the Raiders live up to their pre season performance and carry it over to opening week on Sun Sep 11?
Miami Dolphins linebacker Duke Riley (45) tackles Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake (23) during the first half of Sat Aug 20, 2022 pre season game at US Bank Stadium in Miami (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich:
#1 The idea of having NFL teams facing each other in practice drills has to be a given that friction will be no doubt. That’s what happened in today’s practice between the visiting New England Patriots and the Las Vegas Raiders in Las Vegas today.
#2 The Patriots no doubt were trying to impress their old offensive coach Josh McDaniels but it just wasn’t working on all cylinders for the Pats. On the 11on 11 scrimmages the Pats had only four positive plays in 18 attempts.
#3 Rich looking back on the Raiders last game against the Miami Dolphins they were down towards the stretch 13-12 but as all good teams do the Raiders came back with a fourth quarter touchdown and pulled off a 15-12 win. It might be pre season but the Raiders are 3-0 going into Friday night’s game against the Patriots.
#4 Rich, do you see quarterback Derek Carr getting some snaps in the fourth and final pre season game against the Patriots. Will coach McDaniels want to take a look at what Carr can do before the regular season gets started.
#5 Running back Kenyan Drake said in an interview with AP that the Raiders had no more room in the back field and that the 28 running back will be moving on. Drake was told personally in a phone call by Raiders general manager Dave Zeigler. Drake said that he appreciated the respect of the call from Zeigler.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake is stopped by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chandon Sullivan in first half action during pre season game #2 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Aug 14, 2022
On the Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria:
#1 The Las Vegas Raiders who are 2-0 under new head coach Josh McDaniels defeated the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at Allegiant Stadium 26-20 and coach McDaniels looks to be ahead of the curve right now.
#2 It’s only pre season but as our Raiders beat reporter Rich Perez says the mood in the locker room has been one of being positive and of confidence.
#3 Tony, some of the Raiders players have looked good in the last two pre season games back up quarterback Nick Mullens was 7-9 with 94 yards and a touchdown and Jarrett Stidham was 10-15 for 68 yards and one keeper for a touchdown. McDaniels really has confidence in his back up quarterbacks.
#4 Tony talk about the Raiders running backs Brittain Brown 15 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown and Austin Walter seven carries for 30 yards.
#5 The Raiders next up are in Miami for pre season game #4 on Sat Aug 20. Tony talk about some of the things coach McDaniel will look at on both sides of the ball.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake (23) ready to make the catch for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos last season on Sun 10-17-22 in Denver. Drake is coming off December surgery and hopes to see some action as the Raiders first pre season game kicks off on Aug 4, 2022 at the Hall of Fame Game (AP News file photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich:
#1 This year’s Los Vegas Raiders have one of the best offenses coming into the 2022 season we’ll start with the running backs Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake. Drake who had ankle surgery is trying to work through his injury and rehab the ankle and get ready for the Hall of Fame game on Aug 4th.
#2 Taking a look at the Raiders tight end Darren Waller Raider head coach Josh McDaniels looks for Waller to be his top end at the position.
#3 The Raiders at wide receiver are ready with Devante Adams and Hunter Renfrow the Raiders quarterback Derek Carr says these are two receivers that he can rely on and could get some scores for Las Vegas.
#4 Quarterback Derek Carr is coming off the 2022 season throwing 4804 yards for 23 touchdowns with a 94 quarterback rating.
#5 After all the troubles the Raiders had last season they now come in with a new team president Sandra Douglas Morgan, a new head coach Josh McDaniels, and general manager Dave Ziegler how do you see these three meshing going into this season. The Raiders have been picked to finish second in the AFC West.
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.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr prepares to throw a pass against the Denver Broncos on Sun Dec 26, 2021 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News file photo)
On the Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez:
#1 Rich, It’s going to be razer close but the Las Vegas Raiders (9-7) who are on a three game win streak have worked hard enough to be one win away from making the post season as they host the Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) on Sunday Night Football.
#2 The Raiders have three close games to win games like that take a lot of breaks and and come backs how much do you attribute that to the offense of defense.
#3 Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson wins the AFC Special Teams player of the week award. Carlson who booted a winning kick against the Indianapolis Colts last Sun Jan 2 for a 23-20 win in the closing seconds. Carlson was key in wins against the Cleveland Browns and the Denver Broncos in the two previous weeks. Without him they don’t get this far.
#4 Rich, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had to find daylight and get help from his running back but was intercepted twice. Josh Jacobs who carried for a touchdown. Carr was 24 for 31 for 255 yards, one touchdown. It all counted in the close game against the Colts how much has Carr meant under center in a game like that.
#5 The Chargers have been .500 ball winning five of their last five, they handled the Denver Broncos in their last game with a 34-13 win. Broncos quarterback started again as starter Teddy Bridgewater is not likely to return any time soon after put on concussion protocols. Broncos back up quarterback Drew Lock started against the Chargers and couldn’t do anything against the Chargers defense. Rich how do you see this match up at Allegiant Stadium between the Chargers and Raiders on Sunday Night Football.