There’s still debate in the Mile High City whether or not Drew Lock is capable of being the team’s franchise quarterback or at least capable of getting the Broncos back to a competitive level. Denver hasn’t been to the playoffs since winning the Super Bowl in 2015 when Peyton Manning was under center. Since then the team has gone through multiple players in hopes of finding a suitable replacement, but have yet to find anyone close. Lock is 8-10 as a starter which is why the jury is still out. An interesting stat to consider: Lock was one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks when it came to play-action situations. The 2019 second-round pick by the Broncos completed nearly 70 percent of his throws with seven touchdowns and zero interceptions with a 120.5 passer rating. On the other hand, when it came to pure dropback passes, Lock was at the bottom of the barrel with a completion percentage of 54 percent, nine touchdowns, 15 interceptions and a rating of 63.6. …
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‘We have to be a much more detailed football team'
Like so many Raiders fans, coach Jon Gruden found himself searching for answers after the Raiders’ second-half collapse that cost the team a spot in the expanded playoffs.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Starting Tackle Kolton Miller is entering the final year of his rookie contract.
Wanted: Defensive coordinator
The Raiders didn’t wait long to begin their search for a new defensive coordinator, and it’s becoming clear that Jon Gruden has already narrowed his list down.
Raiders' good, bad, ugly
Raiders’ good, bad, ugly
NEWS & NOTES
The Raiders had one of the easier schedules in 2020 and got only eight wins to show for it. Things won’t get any easier in 2021, either.
Looking back at 2020 season
The 2020 season will absolutely be remembered for being one of the strangest and most disappointing in franchise history.
Gruden feeling the heat?
“I know there is a big bull’s-eye on my chest, certainly. If the people want to use that as an incentive, then so be it. I worked for Al Davis in 1998. That was pressure. I was 34 years old. I’ve dealt with pressure before. I don’t really feel pressure. I love the excitement and thrill of competing, and I can’t worry about things I can’t control in that regard. I know people will want to step on me and beat me, and that is just the way this league is.”
From the SILVERANDBLACK.com Message Boards
S&BI continually scans the message boards across Raider Nation to see what Raider fans are talking about now that the 2020 season has ended for the Raiders. We chose some of the better posts and present them here.
Checklist for 2021
Now that the 2020 season has been put to rest for Las Vegas, the Raiders have shifted their focus to what figures to be a busy offseason as they prepare for 2021.
AFC WEST ROUNDUP
The Chargers fired coach Anthony Lynn after four seasons.
From the Heart with Candace Cameron Bure
In my column as your Chief Spiritual Officer, I share a meaningful verse that lifts my spirits and guides me in the right direction. I hope it does the same for you!
WEEK 1: BRONCOS AT GIANTS
The 2021 season kicks off at MetLife
SIM SETTLEMENTS 2
Tune up Fallout 4’s settlement system.
AFC Championship: Kansas City 38, Buffalo 24
A DAY TO REMEMBER
Suddenly, the possibilities seem endless
After Josh Allen sprinted into the end zone for the second time, Vic Fangio had his made-for-TV moment.
THIS IS THE WAY
Bills defense creating identity after difficult start to season
This is not your same old Bills
This isn’t your same old Buffalo Bills. And if you needed more proof, take a look at the most pivotal moment from Buffalo’s Week 4 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.
2021 FORD BRONCO
A direct competitor emerges to challenge Jeep’s one-horse race
Breaking down the two Las Vegas deals
The Dolphins did a lot of work on Lynn Bowden Jr. before the 2020 NFL draft, intrigued by what he could bring to the offense based on his athletic ability and his background as a college quarterback-receiver.
GROWING WITH GAROPPOLO
49ers confident they and QB can find greatness together