d.j. hayden

Raiders Preview: Putting the Pieces in Place

It was another busy offseason in Oakland as the Raiders brought in two new quarterbacks and a slew of defensive players. Does Dennis Allen finally have the pieces he needs to turn the corner?

Don't Ditch Dennis

The Raiders are 8-22 in two years under Dennis Allen, but the players say he's not the problem. Will owner Mark Davis and GM Reggie McKenzie allow Allen to be the first Oakland coach to reach his third season since Jon Gruden?

'D' Are Family

The Oakland Raiders’ defense was supposed to be so bad, one player even admitted ‘We suck.’ But when the real games began, a cohesiveness was formed that has the unit standing out for the good

Letdowns, New Leases and Late-Night Football

My thoughts on Tony Romo, unfair scapegoat, what comes next in Minnesota after Josh Freeman’s signing and the thrilling novelty of football 'round the clock

D.J. Hayden’s Heart Is In the Game

The Raiders rookie, 10 months removed from an injury that nearly killed him, came out of his NFL debut stronger and a little wiser

Raiders Preview: Construction Zone

A massive overhaul—of the roster and the franchise—is underway in Oakland, but it won’t start paying off big until 2014

Just Have Fun, Baby

Wins shouldn't be in abundance for the Raiders this year, but enthusiasm is