Raiders' trio of backs still nameless

Justin Fargas, Michael Bush, Darren McFadden, and even Louis Rankin–regardless who the Raiders have in the backfield, that back can make the defense pay for any mistakes it might commit.

There’s only one problem. The Raiders can only start one of them at a time.

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September 19, 2009
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Cable confirms that Garcia wanted out

During a production meeting with ESPN for their Monday night contest with the San Diego Chargers, head coach Tom Cable revealed that he had misled beat writers on September 5, 2009, following the release of Jeff Garcia.

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September 14, 2009
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Oakland Raiders draft grade: too soon to tell

As you might have already heard from your local or national sports network, the Oakland Raiders didn’t fare too well over the weekend. That’s a rather hasty rush to judgment since you never know how well a team has actually done in the draft until three years later.

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April 27, 2009
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Cable calls draft a success

Tom Cable met with the press following one of the most criticized drafts in the NFL. Cable seemed unfazed by the harsh criticism that has been levied on the Raiders and the players that they drafted.

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April 26, 2009
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Tom Cable talks day one of draft

Tom Cable met with the press at the conclusion of each round during day one of the 2009 NFL Draft.

After round one, the Raiders were being criticized by every pundit on ESPN and the NFL Network for taking Darrius Heyward-Bey over the popular pick, two-time winning Biletnikoff Award winner Michael Crabtree who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers three picks later.

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April 25, 2009
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Raiders select unknown in the second round

NFL.com’s website didn’t have him listed on their draft tracker, he wasn’t listed on Todd McShay’s list, and even Mel Kiper barely had him listed in his 2009 NFL Draft book. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock had only found out about him three weeks ago.

Michael Mitchell was definitely on the Oakland Raiders’ draft cheat sheet. With the 47th pick of the draft, the Raiders’ second-round pick, the safety from Ohio University.

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April 25, 2009
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Oakland Raiders draft Heyward-Bey

The Oakland Raiders were predicted by many talking heads to select a wide receiver with pick number seven of the 2009 NFL Draft, but few predicted it would be Darrius Heyward-Bey from Maryland.

Many of the mock drafts had the Raiders selecting two-time Biletnikoff Award winner Michael Crabtree of Texas Tech or Missouri speedster Jeremy Maclin. Heyward-Bey was thought of as the third or fourth best receiver on the board.

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April 25, 2009
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