Derek Carr is a bit of a risk-taker by nature when it comes to playing quarterback in the NFL. He isn't afraid of throwing a ball into coverage if he thinks his receiver has a good chance of winning a one-on-one battle with the opposing defender.
Former USC and Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich was arrested after he was found naked with methamphetamine in a stranger's backyard by Irvine police investigating a call about a nude man wandering a nearby hiking trail, according to authorities.
During the offseason, Oakland cut veteran Curtis Lofton and gave the middle linebacker job to second-year player Ben Heeney from Kansas. There’s no guarantee how long he will keep it, and talented youngsters are challenging him.
Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie has built a team that should be in the hunt in the AFC West. For the Silver and Black, expectations will be realized or shattered down the stretch of close games, and there figure to be a lot of those.
The Oakland Raiders went 7-9 last season and finished in third place in the AFC West behind Kansas City (11-5) and Super Bowl champion Denver (12-4). But the NFL Network’s Willie McGinest says “it’s time” for the Raiders to win the West. “Not so fast,” says the network’s Heath Evans, however.