Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr congratulates running back Josh Jacobs (28) after Jacobs carried for a touchdown in the second half against the Denver Broncos at Empower Stadium in Denver on Sun Oct 17, 2021 (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Charlie O:
#1 Charlie O, the win after the previous rough week with the Gruden resignation had to help turn the page for the Las Vegas Raiders (4-2) and their interim head coach Rich Bisaccia.
#2 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had quite an offensive day against the Denver Broncos (3-3) throwing for 18-27, 341 yards, and two touchdowns.
#3 The Raiders also got help carrying the ball from running backs Josh Jacobs 16 carries, 53 yards, and one touchdown, and Kenyan Drake with four carries, 34 yards, and a touchdown.
#4 Charlie O, Jacobs told ESPN in the post game interview after last Sunday’s game in Denver that the vibe was different on the sideline, it was calm without no one cussing at you or going crazy at the refs, and Jacobs said if something bad happened it was just “next play.”
#5 The Raiders host the Philadelphia Eagles (2-4) on Sunday afternoon at Allegiant. The Eagles have faced some tough opponents they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 42-30 Oct 3 and lost last Thu Oct 14th to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-22. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts faced a lot of Bucs defense throwing for 115 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Kick off in Las Vegas 1:05 pm.
#1 Rich with former head coach Jon Gruden gone next man up on offense is offensive coordinator Greg Olson who is looking at an expanded role in running the Raiders offense.
#2 Olson 58, will be doing the play calling and he’ll be getting the plays to quarterback Derek Carr. Gruden has been the play caller for the offense since 2018.
#3 Olson spoke to the media Thursday afternoon saying not a lot will be changed with the offense. Olson said there might be a different flow but don’t expect any major changes from the playbook with Carr’s play calling.
#4 How much of an advantage does it have to be for Olson to have been working with Carr since Carr’s rookie season under center?
#5 How much of advantage will it be for Carr to throw against the Denver Broncos defense who has been struggling. The Broncos got beat rather handedly by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their last game Sunday 27-19 in Pittsburgh.
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden (left) says he’s sorry about the email he sent July 2011 to former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen saying NFLPA Executive director Maurice Smith (right) “has lips the size of Michellin tires” (photo from Sports Illustrated)
On the Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez:
#1 Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden it was uncovered sent decade old email to former team president of the Washington Football Team Bruce Allen on July 2011 Gruden was a ESPN analyst at the time. The players’ union voted against the collective bargaining agreement setting Gruden off against Union Chief DeMaurice Smith emailing Allen saying ““Dumboriss Smith has lips the size of michellin [sic] tires.”
#2 The email turned up as the NFL is conducting an investigation on discrimination by the Washington Football Team and Gruden had said he was sorry while being interviewed by the Wall Street Journal saying he meant “Rubber lips” meaning people who are lying.
#3 The NFL condemned the email saying, We condemn the statement and regret any harm that its publication may inflict on Mr. Smith or anyone else.” The NFL did not go onto say what steps if any there would be about the Gruden email.
#4 Rich, It’s too soon to say but how much something like this could be a distraction for the players, assistant coaches, and organization as the Raiders try and prepare for Sunday’s game against Chicago in Las Vegas?
#5 Rich, the Bears are coming off a ten point win against the Detroit Lions 24-14 from last Sunday their starting Justin Fields who threw for 209 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. The Raiders are coming off a 14 point loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football. Tell us how you see this Sunday’s match up.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr meets with the media at the Raiders Henderson Nevada facility on Wed Aug 25, 2021 (photo from the Las Vegas Review Journal)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich:
#1 Rich the buzz still is warm from last week’s First Take program when ESPN’s Keyshawn Johnson said that he doesn’t care what anybody thinks and that he likes Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and that Carr is an elite quarterback. Rich in your opinion how far has Carr got to go from being considered an elite quarterback.
#2 Of the elite quarterback class that was listed in the conversation Aaron Rogers, Pat Mahomes, Russell Wilson, and Tom Brady no one would be too shocked if you mention them for Hall of Fame caliber talent.
#3 Rich, talk about the benefit the Raiders got not using Carr in any of the pre season games and head coach Jon Gruden staying on the side of caution to prevent injuries to Carr and back up Marcus Mariota.
#4 Will defense be in question for the Raiders this season. The Raiders allowed a lot of scoring and Carr got sacked quite a bit towards the end of last season.
#5 First game of the season the Raiders host the Baltimore Ravens at Allegiant Stadium and once again First Take and ESPN’s Stephen Jackson chimed in on Ravens quarterback LeMar Jackson regarding being an elite quarterback to which Stephen A said “Not Elite!” and he also added, “Until you can throw that football accurately under duress period” he won’t be in the elite class.
Former Seattle Seahawk wide receiver David Moore (83) who signed with the Las Vegas Raiders this week is looking for a starting job with the Raiders (MSN photo file)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich Perez:
#1 The Raiders signed wide receiver David Moore to a one year deal this week. Moore was a former receiver at the Seattle Seahawks. Moore signed a two year deal with the Carolina Panthers but released him this week. The Raiders were surprised that Moore didn’t get another offer from the Seahawks who was a fan favorite in Seattle but were glad to pick him up this week.
#2 The Seahawks who have only four receivers and could have used Moore’s services but the Raiders were glad to sign him. Moore previous to his signing with Carolina signed to be on the Raiders practice squad and Moore couldn’t get on an active NFL roster.
#3 Moore 26, for right now will try and win a job against some of the Raiders younger receivers it’ll be competitive but he has one advantage and that’s experience.
#4 Raider quarterback Derek Carr said he’s excited about the various wide receiver options as he’s looking to make plays with younger receiver Bryan Edwards and Zay Jones.
#5 Carr is also looking forward to throwing to dependable Henry Ruggs III and Hunter Renfrow. Ruggs is noted for his speed and he can out run opposing defenders and Renfrow is noted to be the go to guy on third down plays and is said to be as tough as nails.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota raises a hand if he’s offered a starting job somewhere in the NFL as he’s seen here working out at the Raiders training facility in Henderson NV on Tue Aug 10, 2021 (photo by the Las Vegas Review Journal)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich:
#1 Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden called off Wednesday morning practice at 7:30am this morning as a reward to his players and staff for all their hard work as they prepare for Saturday’s game at Allegiant Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs.
#2 The Raiders usually schedule their practices for 7:30 am to beat the desert heat all players, coaches, and personnel reported but got to go home with pay. The heat is one of the reasons why they schedule an early practice.
#3 The Raiders have now added a fourth quarterback to their pre season roster Case Cookus, Cookus was an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants in 2020 and had off season stops with the Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos. Will Cookus be someone the Raiders look at during pre season or do the Raiders plan to carry four quarterbacks on opening day?
#4 Rich, talk about the Nevada mask mandate at Allegiant it’s reported that it’s impacting ticket sales the Raiders lost two sell outs after the mandate was imposed by Nevada Gov Steve Sisolak. According to Allegiant general manager Chris Wright he said he had two shows in October that were near sell outs canceled and now two Raiders games that will not sell out because fans refuse to wear the mask under mandated mask law.
#5 Quarterback Marcus Mariota is willing to work he’s the back up quarterback but it’s pretty well known that if a starting quarterback position opened up somewhere he’s willing to hop a flight lickity split to a new team.
Las Vegas Raiders general manager Mike Mayock in Feb 25, 2020 photo speaks to the media at the NFL scouting Combine in Indianapolis tested positive for Coronavirus a breakthrough case as Mayock is fully vaccinated (AP file photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich:
#1 Las Vegas Raiders general manager Mike Mayock has tested positive for Coronavirus and has been working from home. Mayock is a familiar figure at Raider practices. Mayock who is fully vaccinated could be out as long as ten days.
#2 Three of the Raiders players including kicker Daniel Carlson was put in the Covid 19 list as of last week and he joins running back Jalen Richard who was on the Covid list as of last week has returned to practice as of Monday.
#3 Raiders head coach Jon Gruden says he likes what he sees out of back up quarterback Marcus Mariota in camp. The kicker is that Mariota has been picked off twice by his roommate linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski.
#4 Mariota said those were the only two interceptions that he has thrown in drills, Gruden added that Mariota threw four incredible passes.
#5 Henry Ruggs was going out for one and caught a pass throw by quarterback Derek Carr who tossed it behind Nate Hobbs and Dallin Leavitt for a touchdown. Ruggs and Carr are expected to be a tandum this season.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) confers with Raiders head coach Jon Gruden during last Sat Dec 26th, 2020 game against the Miami Dolphins at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Superbowl Wayne:
#1 Superbowl how impressive was it for Raiders quarterback Derek Carr to come back from a relatively serious groin injury and play a close game against the Miami Dolphins.
#2 Carr was supposed to be out for ten to 14 weeks but the idea that he was feeling better was really remarkable within itself.
#3 The Raiders just missed last Sun’s game against the Dolphins as the Dolphins scored 13 in the fourth quarter and it was just enough to get them over the top 26-25.
#4 Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa started the game throwing for 94 yards and touchdown and Dolphins back up quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick 182 yards and touchdown just enough to get by Vegas.
#5 The Raiders close out their regular season Sunday against the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. The Broncos have lost five straight including their last game against the Los Angeles Chargers 19-16. The Broncos quarterback Drew Lock threw for 264 yards and two interceptions. Taking the two interceptions it’s remarkable that Lock and the Broncos were even in breathing distance from the Chargers losing by a field goal.
The Las Vegas Raiders Derek Carr (4) drops back to throw against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sep 23, 2018. Carr got to start against Miami after being listed as injured for 10-14 weeks in today’s game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas Sat Dec 26, 2020. (mercurynews.com file photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Superbowl Wayne:
#1 When Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and the Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa started against each other on Saturday at Allegiant Stadium in Vegas it was a surprise come back of sorts for Carr who was expected to be out some ten to 14 weeks.
#2 At St Louis High School in Honolulu Raider back up quarterback Marcus Mariota mentored Tua as a fourth grade quarterback while he was throwing with the high school kids.
#3 Tua said he never forgot the opportunity that Mariota allowed him as a fourth grader to come throw with the high school players it’s a memory Tua won’t forget and said Mariota is a humble guy and a hard worker.
#4 Superbowl your from Honolulu and your familiar with St Louis school in Honolulu it’s a special place for Mariota and Tua with long football ties to their early days there. They nearly opposed each other tonight for Sunday Night Football but Carr was feeling a lot better it would have been the first time two quarterbacks would have met from Hawaii had Mariota and Tua if they were to have started against each other.
#5 The Dolphins come in at 9-5 and the Raiders 7-7. The Raiders are coming of a tough Thursday Night Football loss to the Los Angeles Chargers 30-27 and the Dolphins are coming off a big win over the New England Patriots 22-12 last Sunday set this game up for us.
No holds bar the Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) gets a keeper over the goal line good enough for the game winning touchdown on Thursday Night Football at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Superbowl:
#1 The Las Vegas Raiders (7-7) quarterback Derek Carr left with a left groin injury and the Raiders now have lost four of their last five games as their playoffs pretty are gone.
#2 Los Angeles Chargers (5-9) quarterback Justin Herbert saved the game with an overtime keeper to give the Chargers a 30-27 victory. Herbert reached over the goal line to get the game winning six points.
#3 The Raiders have played four AFC West teams all lost to all of them on the final play of the game.
#4 Raider back up quarterback Marcus Mariota played in his first NFL game since he was with the Tennessee Titans on Jan 19th vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. Mariota did keep Vegas in the game with 226 yards and one touchdown.
#5 Mariota will be the starter now as Carr is expected to be out with serious groin injury for 10-14 days.