Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Carr benched looks to be finished with Raiders; Eagles express interest in quarterback

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) was feeling the pressure of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense all game long particularly the second half where the Raiders were shutout on Sat Dec 24, 2022 in Pittsburgh (AP News photo)

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Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels expressed his disappointment in the last two loses to the Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers both loses came in the last minute of the games. The Raiders in the second half of their game in Pittsburgh were completely shutout and quarterback Derek Carr could not get the ball moving.

On Wednesday McDaniels addressing the media said that Carr will be benched for the next two games and it was also reported that Carr will not even be in Allegiant Stadium suited up or otherwise for the games against the 49ers and Chiefs as the Raiders finish out their season in the next two weeks in Las Vegas.

Carr was not at practice on Wednesday and most likely he was told by McDaniels when he came to practice Wednesday morning that he would be benched and that he needed to clear out his locker his season was done. There had been talk that the Philadelphia Eagles who are looking for a starting quarterback are preparing to make a trade offer with the Raiders who earned over $22 million this season with the Raiders has three years left on his contract which the Eagles and Raiders might end up splitting.

Jarrett Stidham will be the Raiders new starting quarterback and Chase Garbers will be his back up. Stidham got a few snaps this season will see action against a powerful San Francisco 49ers defense whose pass rush is one of the most effective in pro football no doubt this will truly be a big test for Stidham and the Raiders offensive line trying to protect him.

The Raiders might express interest in Indianapolis Colts starting quarterback Matt Ryan if Stidham doesn’t pan out. Ryan will be a healthy scratch on Monday Night Football and will be replaced by Nick Foles. The Raiders might take a look at Ryan in the off season and he could be on the Raiders short list in finding a starting quarterback for 2023.

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: Franco tribute motivated Steelers win that ended Raiders post season hopes

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens (14) scores during the second half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders in Pittsburgh on Sat Dec 24, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony R:

#1 Above the topic of the Pittsburgh Steelers pulling out a miracle win against the Las Vegas Raiders in Pittsburgh on Saturday the tribute before the ball game for former Steelers star Franco Harris who ran back a deflected pass from former quarterback Terry Bradshaw during the 1972 AFC Championship for the immaculate reception for the win over the Raiders seemed to have motivated the Steelers before the game.

#2 The Raiders had the lead for most of the game Tony and it all started with in the first quarter when wide receiver Hunter Renfrow caught a 14 yard pass from quarterback Derek Carr for a touchdown making it 7-0.

#3 The Raiders Daniel Carlson rounded out all the scoring they would get for the rest of Sunday night with five seconds left with field goal in the second quarter. In the second half who would think leading by a touchdown going into the half this would be an end to the Raiders post season hopes?

#4 Talking about that second half what was badly needed for the Raiders who were shutout for two quarters in the third and fourth quarters.

#5 Tony, the Raiders will play their last two regular season games for pride now they take on the red hot San Francisco 49ers who have won eight straight games. Can the Raiders defense get past the 49ers O line and put pressure on 49er quarterback Brock Purdy?

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Steelers eliminate Raiders from playoffs; Pickens catch wins it for Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens (14) runs after a catch with Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Luke Masterson (59) defending during the second half in Pittsburgh on Sat Dec 23, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich Perez:

#1 The Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) wide receiver George Pickens catches a 14 yard pass with 46 seconds left in the game down 10-6 put the Steelers over the top with a 13-10.

#2 Las Vegas Raiders (6-9) wide receiver Hunter Renfrow caught a first quarter touchdown to get the Raiders on the board for a 14 yard catch.

#3 Despite getting intercepted three times quarterback Derek Carr helped the Raiders hold onto the lead for most of the game.

#4 It was a heartbreak loss for the Raiders losing in the last few seconds for the second time in three games. The last time was in Los Angeles against the Rams. The Raiders battled for their last six games.

#5 The Raiders host the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for a 1:05pm kick off. The 49ers won their eighth straight game tonight against Washington. How do you see this match up Sunday?

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Raiders Fall to Steelers in Final Minutes 13-10

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (22) gets a block by teammate Diontae Johnson (18) against Las Vegas Raiders safety Duron Harmon (30) during the second half in Pittsburgh on Sat Dec 23, 2022 (AP News photo)

Raiders Fall to Steelers in Final Minutes 13-10

By Barbara Mason

Christmas Eve the Las Vegas Raiders (6-9) traveled cross-country to the frozen tundra of Acrisure Stadium home of the Pittsburg Steelers (7-8). Both teams are in the hunt for a playoff berth needing a lot of help.

The Raiders took the field Saturday evening with snow flurries throughout the first half. The Steelers got a game winning touchdown with 46 seconds left from wide receiver George Pickens who scored on a 14 yard pass for the 13-10 win.

Las Vegas got right to work driving downfield to start the first quarter. The Raiders got up on the scoreboard in their first possession taking a 7-0 lead. Derek Carr connected with Hunter Renfrow for 14 yards and the early lead. The Steelers was unable to score in the opening quarter.

The Raiders defense was doing a great job holding Pittsburg to a single field goal late int he second quarter. Las Vegas would extend their lead with five seconds left in the half. Daniel Carlson made a 40 yard field goal for a 10-3 halftime lead. This had been an efficient first half for both teams with very few penalties and no challenges. Pittsburg would get the ball to start the second half.

The Las Vegas defense continued to dominate and at 11:57 in the third quarter Denzel Perryman intercepted the ball at the Raider 29 returning it to the Pittsburg 47 yard line.

The Steelers returned the favor on the very next play intercepting a Carr pass intended for Foster Moreau returning it to the Steeler 44. The Raiders’ had squandered a golden opportunity. Las Vegas held the Steelers to a 52 yard field goal attempt which failed with 7:22 left in the third quarter.

With 4:40 left in the third, the Steelers pulled in their second interception of the game. A pass intended for Hunter Renfrow was tipped by Renfrow and landed in the hands of Pittsburg’s Minkah Fitzpatrick. The Raiders defense continued to come up big holding Pittsburg time after time.

The Raiders offense had cooled off even more than the 12 degree temperature on the field. Going into the fourth quarter there had been three interceptions, a missed field goal in this game with the Raiders stubbornly holding onto a slim 10-3 lead.

At 9:47 in the fourth quarter the Raiders held the Steelers to a 40 yard field goal. Las Vegas still led 10-6. With under two minutes the Raider defense collapsed allowing the Steelers to drive deep into the red zone. With 46 ticks left on the clock the Steelers Kenny Pickett connected with George Pickens for 14 yards in the end zone to take the lead 13-10.

Derek Carr would target Hunter Renfrow deep in Steeler territory that was intercepted by Pittsburgh and that was the game. The final was 13-10.

Las Vegas did not score once in the second half, not the first time we have seen this . It was a total collapse on both sides of the ball in the second half. Derek Carr finished with 143 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Josh Jacobs only had 44 rushing yards. With stats like this it’s pretty hard to win a football game.

The Raiders will travel home to take on the former rival San Francisco 49ers on New Year’s Day. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05 PM.

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: Raiders Christmas eve win in Pittsburgh can keep post season hopes alive

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Keelan Cole (84) catches a 30-yard touchdown pass against New England Patriots cornerback Marcus Jones (25) during the second half at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun 12-18-22 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony:

#1 The Las Vegas Raiders (6-8) got a win in a zany play when the New England Patriots Rhomondre Stevenson who got a hand off and ran for 23 yards and took the ball and flipped the ball back to teammate Jakobi Meyers who threw the ball cross field in order to keep the ball alive but the Raiders Chandler Jones was there to pick it up and run it 48 yards for a touchdown with no time left in the Raiders shocking 30-24 win.

#2 Tony did you feel that the Raiders had a little extra effort, a little extra something, a little anger in them after that Thursday Night Football loss to the Los Angeles Rams and they weren’t going to take no for an answer from the Patriots last Sunday?

#3 Sheer determination for a team that had won three in a row they believed in themselves and it showed it with grit toward the end of the fourth quarter to make the come back with just 32 seconds left the Raiders got miracles from Keelan Cole who caught a 30 yard pass for a touchdown with 32 seconds left and the Jones recovery with no time left.

#4 The Raiders are in Pittsburgh to face the Steelers (6-8) on Christmas Eve at Acrisure Stadium. The Steelers have won three of their last four games. The Steelers came away with a rather handedly win over the Carolina Panthers 24-16 last Sunday. Tony how do you you see this match up on Saturday?

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Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: All Star honor Griner with #42 jerseys; A’s Blackburn looking forward to meeting All Star teammates; plus more

Team Wilson’s Brionna Jones, right, tries to get at the loose ball as Team Stewart’s Alyssa Thomas, left, and Emma Meesseman get after the loose basketball in the second half at the WNBA All-Star Game in Chicago on Sun Jul 10, 2022. The players changed jerseys to #42 for the second half to honor Brittney Griner (AP News photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with Tony R:

#1 At the WNBA All Star Game in Chicago on Sunday there was a void with Phoenix Mercury superstar Brittney Griner missing. The players dedicated the second half wearing #42 jerseys in honor of Griner who has detained in Russia for the last 145 days. Tony the second half dedication meant a lot to the players remembering Griner.

#2 The Oakland A’s named their lone player representative for the 2022 MLB All Star Game for July 19th at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles pitcher Paul Blackburn who started out with a flurry at 6-2 and currently is 6-4 with a 3.36 ERA. Blackburn said he’s looking forward to meeting with his American League teammates and also being able to talk with the Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani.

#3 The San Francisco Giants who are coming off a 2-2 split against the San Diego Padres and opened a three game series last night with the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 4-3 loss. The Giants were 6-14 in their last 20 games and after winning 107 games last season are a different team without the presence of former catcher Buster Posey.

#4 Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman was working on his game in the NBA Summer Leagues in Las Vegas. Wiseman who played only 39 games in the last 15 months. When Wiseman first came on the scene for the Warriors he was expected to be an anchor at the center position for him but he had troubles adjusting to the NBA and also his recovery from knee surgery was slow but is looking forward to working hard to get back with the club for the 2022-23 season.

#5 The Pittsburgh Steelers have renamed their Stadium from Heinz Field to Acrisure Stadium. Acrisure is a top ten global insurance broker with revenue exceeding $3.8 billion. Heinz Kraft Company said in a statement that after concluding a 20 year $57 million naming rights agreement that ran from 2001-2021. Acrisure out bided Heinz for the naming rights. Art Rooney the Steelers owner was hoping that Heinz would stay on as the naming rights holder.

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Headline Sports podcast with Bruce Magowan: Rooney Rules Flores gets LB coach job with Steel Curtain; US skating team still waiting for their silver

Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores in 2021 was hired on Sat Feb 19, 2022 as linebackers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers (AP News photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with Bruce Magowan:

#1 Bruce, former head coach of the Miami Dolphins Brian Flores was hired over the weekend as a linebackers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers how ironic is the hiring considering the Steelers were the founders of the Art Rooney rule?

#2 Ice skaters at the 2022 Beijing Olympic are having some tough times first it was Russian skater Kamia Valievea who tested positive for performance enhancers and then fell in competition then the US Skating team did not receive their silver medals and demand to get them before they leave Beijing. They’ve asked attorneys to step in and order the IOC to award them the medals.

#3 Bruce, Golden State Warrior Draymond Green had his house in Oakland ransacked of $1 million in jewelry. Green discovered the theft after returning home from the Super Bowl. The burglaries entered through a window to get access and police have no leads as of Saturday night one week after the break in.

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Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Prescott sorry for giving credit to Cowboys fans for throwing garbage at officials; Seahawks retooling ask to talk to Denver defensive coordinator; plus more

Dallas Cowboys fans throwing garbage and trash at NFL officials and Cowboy players after the Cowboys loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sun Jan 16, 2022 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington (Daily Snark news photo)

On Headlines podcast with Jessica:

#1 “Credit to them. Credit it to them” Famous last words from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott after learning fans were not throwing trash and garbage at his teammates but rather to officials on Sunday after the loss to the 49ers blaming officials for not spotting the ball in time as time ran out and the Cowboys were eliminated from the post season. Prescott had since apologized on Tuesday for what he said.

#2 The Seattle Seahawks front office kept busy this week as they fired their defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr and defensive passing game coordinator Andre Curtis in what was the worst season for the Seahawks in more than ten years under head coach Pete Carroll. The Hawks have asked permission to speak with the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatell.

#3 According to head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Tomlin all options are on the table as his starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is presumed not to be returning for the 2022 season after 18 seasons as starting quarterback Roethlisberger will most likely be hanging it up and Tomlin will be searching for a new quarterback for next season.

#4 Golden State Warriors minority owner Chamath Palihapitiya (polly who said 15 minutes into an interview on Saturday that “Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, OK?” Palihapitiya continued saying “I’m telling you a very hard, ugly truth, OK, of all the things that I care about, yes it is below my line.” The Uyghurs Muslims are being are reportedly being persecuted and suffering from genocide in China according to the US Government. The Warriors embarrassed by the comments are reportedly keeping themselves away from Palihapitya and his remarks and sources say Palihapitya share of the team could be bought out depending on how much the team has to do damage control over the remarks.

#5 Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving re-enforced his no Covid 19 vaccine stance telling the media on Tuesday that his life outside of basketball is his choice not be vaccinated. Irving is not eligible to play in Brooklyn his home building the Barclay Center where the vaccine shot is mandated to be able to play.

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: How new head coach Bisaccia goes forward in the post Gruden era

Rich Bisaccia interim head coach for the Las Vegas Raiders will coach his first game against the Denver Broncos Sun Oct 17, 2021 after this week’s after resignation of former head coach Jon Gruden (Las Vegas Review-Journal file photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:

#1 For Las Vegas Raiders (3-2) owner Mark Davis he has to be a little shaken by all of this Gruden resignation and also a little nervous heading into the first Raiders game of the season without Gruden on the sidelines.

#2 For the players what’s your read on their reaction and how they approach Sunday’s game in Denver with interim head coach Rich Bisaccia as you said on Tuesday most likely they’ll still hold onto the Gruden playbook.

#3 This all went down pretty quick do you see sudden adjustments being made and what will be the make up the team mentally without Gruden around.

#4 Coach Bisaccia is someone these players and the organization will be looking up to for leadership and someone to pull them through what the Raiders call a sad and disappointing end to the Gruden era.

#5 The Denver Broncos (3-2) took a tough loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3) 27-19 last Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 24-38, 288 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. How do you see the Raiders matching up against the Broncos in this one at Mile High in Denver.

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Dolphins starter Tagovailoa out broken ribs; Raiders plans to take advantage of struggling Miami

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) is laid out by the Buffalo Bills defensive end AJ Espenesa (57) in a first half play that resulted in Tagovailoa breaking his ribs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sun Sep 19, 2021 (AP News photo)

#1 Las Vegas Raiders (2-0) go for their third straight win this time they host the struggling Miami Dolphins (1-1) the Dolphins are coming off a crushing defeat to the Buffalo Bills on their own home field in Miami 35-0 and they’ve got quarterback problems their starter Tua Tagovailoa is benched for Sunday’s game because of rib injuries.

#2 The Dolphins threw quarterback Jacoby Brissett last Sunday against the Bills but Brissett and the Dolphins offense were shutout with Brissett getting plenty of opportunities to throw but just not executing in the end zone going 24-40 for 169 yards and an interception. How do you see Brissett against the Raiders defensive line on Sunday.

#3 The Raiders put the hurt to the Steel Curtain last Sunday in Pittsburgh as the Steelers were mounting injuries including to quarterback Joe Roethlisberger who the Raider defense were able to handle and allow him to throw just one touchdown.

#4 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr went 28-37 for 382 yards and two touchdowns Rich talk about how he was able to move out of the pocket and got a win at Heinz Field last week 26-17.

#5 The Raiders defense has made the difference in their first two games how do you see them sizing up against a struggling Dolphins offense who were shutout last week in Buffalo but just got by the New England Patriots in week 1, 17-16.

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