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  1. Khalil Mack has evaded the dreaded rookie wall

    Bill Williamson

    Rookie Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack seems to be getting stronger as he prepares for his 15th game of the season. Mack has flashed in recent weeks, getting all three of his sacks since Week 11. There has been no rookie wall for the No. 5...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. Derek Carr learns another valuable lesson

    Bill Williamson

    For Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr his rookie season has been an extended lesson. The only rookie quarterback to start every game this season, Carr left Sunday's 31-13 drubbing at Kansas City -- one of his worst performances of the season ...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  3. Derek Carr has rough Total QBR outing

    Bill Williamson

    In Week 14, Derek Carr had his best total QBR game (91.2), but it was sandwiched between his worst two Total QBR performances of his rookie season. The second-round pick from Fresno State had a 14.5 Total QBR score in a 31-13 Oakland Raiders' loss...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  4. QB Snapshot: Derek Carr

    Bill Williamson

    A quick observation of quarterback Derek Carr and how he played in the Raiders' 31-13 loss in Week 15: Earlier in the season, there were a lot of questions about how Oakland Raiders rookie Derek Carr would endure a rough season. With two games ...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  5. Rookie QB analysis: Raiders' Derek Carr

    Bill Williamson

    Record as starter: 2-11 The good news: Derek Carr, a second-round pick from Fresno State, is getting great experience. He is the only rookie quarterback to start every game this season. Yes, it has been rocky, but Carr is persevering. The Raiders ...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  6. Sio Moore is making good strides

    Bill Williamson

    Justifiably, much has been made about the Oakland Raiders' solid rookie class. But as the Raiders move forward, there is a key member from the 2013 class that is also looking like a core player for the franchise: Linebacker Sio Moore. The third-ro...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  7. Poll: Khalil Mack or Mike Evans?

    Bill Williamson

    One of the many rookie wide receivers who is having a strong season is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Mike Evans. Evans, who was taken No. 7 overall by the Buccaneers, has 57 catches and 10 touchdowns. The Oakland Raiders, of course, took linebacker ...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  8. Derek Carr shows his maturity on the field

    Bill Williamson

    As he was playing the best game of his rookie season in a win over Bay Area rival San Francisco, Derek Carr took the next step as a field general. Carr was excellent in every facet of the game as he was dominant on third down and threw three touch...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  9. Derek Carr not expecting the same Chiefs from three weeks ago

    Bill Williamson

    One of the lessons Derek Carr has learned starting every game of his rookie season is that no two games are the same, particularly games in the AFC West. The second-round pick learned that after the Oakland Raiders played their second game against...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  10. Raiders rookie LB Khalil Mack honored for fundamental approach

    Bill Williamson

    One of the more prestigious yearly honors for NFL players is given by the USA Football All-Fundamentals Team. It didn't take Khalil Mack long to get noticed by the impressive five-person committee. Mack, an Oakland Raiders' outside linebacker, was...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  11. Raiders' Derek Carr a Week 14 Total QBR superstar

    Bill Williamson

    The primary reason why the Oakland Raiders enjoyed their season highlight on Sunday with a convincing win over Bay Area rival San Francisco was the outstanding play of quarterback Derek Carr. The rookie had his most impressive effort of the season...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  12. Latavius Murray, Mychal Rivera keys for Raiders now and in future...

    Bill Williamson

    As I ease back into work after having eye surgery, here is something that is sticking out to me about the Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr is getting some help. The rookie quarterback has struggled this season, and he hasn't had a lot of support. But i...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  13. Rookie cornerback T.J. Carrie is inactive against Broncos

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders are battered at cornerback as they prepare to face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Rookie cornerback T.J. Carrie was a surprise inactive Sunday. He was listed as questionable with an ankle in...

    Blog | November 09, 2014
  14. Mailbag: What game is the most winnable for the Raiders?

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Jared from Eugene, Oregon, wants to know what I think of the Raiders' offensive line play. Bill Williamson: It's been fine. It's been very solid against the pass. Rookie quarterback Derek Carr has gotten a lot of protection a...

    Blog | November 08, 2014
  15. Raiders will be without Gabe Jackson on Sunday

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders will be without one of their better offensive lineman Sunday against the Denver Broncos, who have the best run defense and boast star pass-rushers Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware. After missing all week, rookie guard Gabe Jackson ...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  16. About those questionable holds on Khalil Mack

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- There has been a lot of talk about how opposing offensive lineman are often getting away with holding against Oakland Raiders' standout rookie linebacker Khalil Mack. Even Denver Broncos coach John Fox brought it up this week. W...

    Blog | November 06, 2014