Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) enjoys the celebration of scoring with teammates against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field in Seattle on Sun Nov 27, 2022 (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria:
#1 Tony, two weeks ago the Las Vegas Raiders were collapsing they were on a five game losing streak with them scheduled to start a two game road trip in Denver and Seattle all looked bleak until they had break out games resulting in overtime wins in Denver and Seattle.
#2 Tony, when you saw Raiders quarterback Derek Carr nearly broke down after the game after a home loss to the Indianapolis Colts was that a moment of reckoning for Carr and the Raiders that they mad and they weren’t going to take it anymore?
#3 Also owner Mark Davis had head coach Josh McDaniels back after the fifth straight loss and fans calling for his head. Was it a matter of Davis is not going to fire McDaniels and be on the hook for the rest of his salary or he still had faith in McDaniels to persevere through those tough times.
#4 Tony, the Raiders as now have no chance of making the post season at 4-7. The Raiders would have to win the rest of their games and finish 10-7 that’s six consecutive more games and wins to get some daylight.
#5 Tony, Raiders and Chargers as the Raiders return to Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to face the Los Angeles Chargers (6-5). The Chargers just got by the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday 25-24. How do you see the outcome between these two teams.
While the Las Vegas Raiders defense had a collapse in the second half Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) struggled on offense to get some daylight as he was chase by Chiefs tackle Chris Jones (95) at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Tony:
#1 The Las Vegas Raiders (1-4) grabbed the first lead and then couldn’t hold on anymore after losing a 20-10 lead.
#2 With 3:20 left in the third quarter Kansas City Chiefs (4-1) quarterback Pat Mahomes threw a eight yard pass to wide receiver Travis Kelce who caught it for a go ahead touchdown 24-20.
#3 A game like this had to be more than a disappointment for Raider head coach Josh McDaniels after taking a taking a ten point lead the Raiders defense really let down after the first half.
#4 The Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson booted a 47 yarder to cut the lead to 24-23 to cut lead to one point in the nail biter with 14:05 left.
#5 Mahomes threw to Kelce one yard to a six pointer as the Chiefs improved their lead by six points 30-24 with 7:25 left in the game.
#6 Derek Carr threw a 48 yarder on a third and long and hit Devante Adams for a touchdown to cut the lead down to one point 30-29 with 4:27 left but McDaniels called for a conversion rather than kicking the extra point to tie the game and running back Josh Jacobs was stopped right at the line.
#7 Raiders host the Houston Texans on Sun Oct 23rd after the Sun Oct 16 bye week lots to think about after a close loss like this one on Monday Night Football.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) tunes up at the Raiders practice camp on Tue Aug 23, 2022. Carr has said he’s ready to go under center Sun Sep 11, 2022 for the opening game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SOFI Stadium in Los Angeles (AP file photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria:
#1 Tony wanted to get an idea how you see Raiders quarterback Derek Carr for opening day against the the Los Angeles Chargers for this Sun Sep 11th?
#2 Raiders quarterbacks Chase Garbers and Jarrett Stidham shared quarterback duties last Friday at Allegiant Stadium. Garbers was 12-22 for 141 yards and Stidham 4-6 for 72 yards.
#3 Tony, talk about the role Stidham and how he supports and backs up starter Derek Carr going into this 2022 season?
#4 At running back Brittan Brown carried 11 times for 28 yards and a touchdown and Austin Walter six carries for 20 yards and no touchdowns in last Friday’s game.
#5 Opening day this Sunday as the Raiders kickoff the regular season against the the Chargers. Chargers always a tough customer how do you see these two team battling in interdivision AFC West football this Sunday?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field after playing against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC playoffs. Brady was seriously interested in joining the 2020 Las Vegas Raiders until former head coach Jon Gruden vetoed any notion of the idea of Brady coming to Vegas. (AP News file photo)
On the Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria:
#1 Tony, Las Vegas Raiders owner Marc Davis said involving a past move to get quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski was something he had no knowledge about.
#2 UFC president Dana White tried to bargain the idea but then Raiders head coach Jon Gruden shut down the deal and said it was not happening. Davis said yesterday quote “I don’t know man” regarding any deal for Brady or Gronkowski.
#3 White said that Brady was ready to be quarterback in Las Vegas for the 2020 season but Gruden for no given reason didn’t want either Brady or Gronkowski coming to Vegas. White said that Brady and Gronkowski were ready to sign with the Raiders and maybe the dynamic of the Raiders would have changed.
#4 Brady was eager and ready to play for the former Bay Area team as Brady comes from San Mateo and was excited about the idea and Gronkowski was ready for it too. If you had to speculate do you think jealousy played a part that had Gruden keep them out?
#5 The Raiders host Brady and Gronkowski’s former team the New England Patriots this Friday night and there is talk that the Raiders are about to release running back Kenyan Drake, Drake has 545 yards and three touchdowns in scrimmage and scouting reports say at 28 years old he’s got a lot of football left in him. Drake has a duel skillset in the running and passing game wouldn’t they Raiders need someone with that kind of talent?
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 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?
The Las Vegas Raiders match up against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sun Sep 19th. Here Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks to avoid traffic and looks down field for a receiver as Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Matt Milano (left) tries to break free from the grasps of Steelers Najee Harris (22) on Sun Sep 12, 2021 at Orchard Park NY (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:
#1 Tony, the Raiders just got by in a wild overtime against the Baltimore Ravens talk about how important Carl Nassib’s strip sack on third and seven that forced a fumble by Ravens quarterback Lemar Jackson.
#2 Jackson during the post game presser said he should have had both hands on the football but it got loose from him and it eventually cost the Ravens the game.
#3 Three plays after the Jackson fumble the Raiders quarterback Derek Carr went back to pass and threw a lob type pass to Zay Jones who made the catch and ran it into the end zone for what was the game winner.
#4 Head coach Jon Gruden said that the team is there for each other when they were down 14-0 to the Ravens it wasn’t pretty but when you win against a team like the Ravens that’s saying something.
#5 The Raiders take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field this Sunday at 10 AM the Steelers won their last game pretty convincingly against the Buffalo Bills 23-16 in Buffalo. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger went 18-32 for 188 yards and a touchdown how do you see the Raiders matching up with the Steelers this Sunday?