San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance drops back to pass during practice drills at the 49ers practice facility in Santa Clara on Wed Jun 1, 2022 (AP News file photo)
On the 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes:
#1 Joe sources pretty much say that the 49ers starting quarterback will be Trey Lance it’s really been no secret and there has been no takers on quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo so will that mean that Garoppolo can participate in practices with the team at some point?
#2 The Seattle Seahawks, New York Giants, Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, and Cleveland Browns but for different reasons any deal fell through.
#3 Head coach Kyle Shanahan was certain that the 49ers will find a trade partner for Garoppolo the hard part of that offering is the remaining year on his contract is $25 million and no team wants to get saddled with that unless the interested team wants to retain some of that contract.
#4 One of the other reasons the Niners want to move Garoppolo is because of Nick Bosa’s contract calls for $33 million and with a guaranteed price of $17 million and they want some cap room.
#5 Joe, the latest on the Deebo Samuel contract talks nothing imminent the 49ers want to get a deal and have Samuel before their first exhibition game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sat Aug 20th.
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.
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?
San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Aaron Brooks (65) tries to keep the Kansas City Chiefs at bay as Brooks is one of the few 49ers on the offensive line. (file photo yahoo.
On the SF 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:
#1 Joe, talk about head coach Kyle Shanahan and how he’s drafted in the off season he’s seems like he’s done well in all areas except at offensive lineman.
#2 Since Shanahan and Lynch have taken over the team of their 47 draft picks only seven of them have been linemen there haven’t been that many offensive linemen that have neither been picked up, drafted, or traded for.
#3 Sources at the Houston Texans made it clear that 49er quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will not be joining the team anytime soon as talks between the Garoppolo camp and the Seattle Seahawks have shown some possibilities.
#4 One of the reasons why the Texans are not interested in signing Garoppolo is because they have their sights set on Stanford quarterback David Mills who could be a starter for the Texans someday.
#5 As the 49ers are all but set on making Trey Lance their starting quarterback can you see any possibility for the 49ers keeping Garoppolo or is all but gone?
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.
Sandra Douglas Morgan becomes the NFL’s first black female to be a team president of an NFL club as announced during a press conference on Thu Jul 7, 2022 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News photo)
By Rich Perez
LAS VEGAS–Sandra Douglas Morgan was the Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and at a press conference on Thursday at Allegiant Stadium on the field it was announced that Morgan will become the first black female team president of an NFL team at the Las Vegas Raiders. Morgan is a native of Las Vegas.
Seated neat to Raiders owner Mark Davis, Morgan said “When Mark and I first discussed this opportunity, I was honored and humbled, but I also had a lot of questions. It’s no secret that this organization has faced some recent challenges, but I want to be clear. I am not here to sweep anything under the rug or avoid problems or concerns that need to be addressed,” she said.
Davis added that each time he interviewed a candidate for the team president position Morgan stayed at the top of the list for candidates. Davis said that he was impressed by her experience and her passion in the community and said that from the moment he met Morgan she would be a force to reckon with.
Morgan replaces former Raider team president Dan Vantrelle who Davis fired after he went to the Las Vegas Review Journal after receiving complaints regarding harassment and discrimination from Raider employees. Vantrelle also took the complaints of the employees to the NFL after talking to Davis about them and nothing was done about them according to Vantrelle. Marc Badain was team president before Vantrelle and had resigned in the summer of 2021.
The subject of the controversies over the past months was brought up to Morgan and she stated that she would handle them head on. “When Mark and I first discussed this opportunity, I was honored and humbled, but I also had a lot of questions. It’s no secret that this organization has faced some recent challenges, but I want to be clear. I am not here to sweep anything under the rug or avoid problems or concerns that need to be addressed,” she said.
The hiring comes as the Raiders prepare for camp and the exhibition season which starts Sun Aug 1st when the Raiders host the Minnesota Vikings at Allegiant.
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.”
The Las Vegas Raiders in the NFL draft selected in the third round No.90 offensive linebacker Dylan Parham out of Memphis University (file photo from Icon Sportswire)
Headline Sports with Tony R:
#1 Tony taking a quick review regarding some the NFL draft picks. We’ll start with the Las Vegas Raiders their Round 3 No.90 overall the Raiders selected offensive linebacker Dylan Parham out of Memphis. The Raiders were really looking for help on their offensive line how much does Parham compliment John Simpson and Alex Leatherwood.
#2 The Raiders in round 4 selected No.122 overall pick Zamir White a running back out of Georgia. The Raiders who refused to pick up Josh Jacobs fifth year option and the Raiders having Kenyan Drake, Brandon Bolden, and Ameer Abdullah. The Raiders selecting White has speed at 4.49 in 40 time.
#3 Tony, wanted to ask you about the San Francisco 49ers selecting Mr. Mr. Irrelevant quarterback Brock Purdy out of Iowa. Purdy threw for 12,170 yards, 993 completions, 81 touchdowns Purdy was the 49ers final selection at the No.262 overall pick. Will the 49ers look to Purdy as backup hopeful in the event that they could deal quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
#4 In the second round No.61 overall pick the 49ers selected Drake Jackson a defensive end from USC. The 49ers are looking to make Jackson an effective pass rusher with Nick Bosa. Both Bosa and Jackson will command speed and that’s something that 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch were looking for.
#5 Tony wanted to talk to you about the first round No.1 NFL draft pick from Georgia, outside linebacker Travon Walker who was selected by the Jackson Jaguars last Thursday. Walker with 9.5 sacks for an average of 13 yard loses. Talk about how big Walker will be for the on the Jaguars line.
Drake Jackson one of the San Francisco 49ers top picks at the defensive end position was the 49ers Round 2, No.61 pick in the 2022 NFL draft out of USC (USA Today file photo)
David goes over the 49ers top four picks and quarterback Brock Purdy who was selected by the 49ers in the seventh round and No.262. Dave will analyze each of the players listed below from the 49ers draft this week:
Drake Jackson Round 2, No.61 overall: Drake Jackson defensive end; 2022 season 66 tackles, 7 sacks, one forced fumble, three deflected passes.
Tyrion Davis-Price Round 3, No.93 overall: running back LSU 1,744 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns
Danny Gray Round 3, No.10 overall Danny Gray wide receiver SMU: 1251 yards, 15.3 average, 13 touchdowns
Spencer Burford offensive line UTSA Round 4, No.134
Brock Purdy quarterback Iowa State Round 7 No.262 overall
#1 The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel who is up for an extension is sitting out on field workouts which starts this coming Tue Apr 26. Samuel is looking for a new deal.
#2 Samuel knows it’s a bidding war as NFL wide receivers are at a premium. For example the Raiders signed wide receiver Davante Adams to a five year deal for $140 million.
#3 Samuel has a $50,000 bonus if he shows up for workouts. If he doesn’t he could be fined up to $100,000 for not attending mandatory mini camp.
#4 Tony, the Washington Commanders have denied allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that they were involved in financial impropriety which included, deceptive business practices over a ten year period, withholding ticket revenue from visiting teams, and refundable deposits from fans.
#5 The Commanders also are not cooperating in the FTC investigation. The FTC has over 80 pages of signed affidavits, emails, text messages as evidence against the Commanders.