This week the Oakland Raiders head to Ohio to face the Cincinnati Bengals in what has the makings of an old school grudge match. Now for those of you who don’t know, there is much recent history between both teams. Oakland Raiders Ex-Head Coach Hue Jackson was an Assistant Coach in Cincinnati for 3 seasons (2003-2006), before moving on to coach for the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and eventually the Oakland Raiders. Jackson served as an …

This week the Oakland Raiders host the New Orleans Saints in a game that has “Shootout” written all over it. The Saints enter this week’s game boasting the 2nd highest passing attack in the league, which doesn’t bode well for the Raiders injury-riddled secondary. What complicates the situation more is that the Raiders starting Strong Safety Tyvon Branch, suffered a neck injury in last weeks game against the Ravens, and is …

Raiders vs. Ravens Pregame Analysis

The Oakland Raiders are at a very pivotal point in their season. They are officially at the halfway mark, resting on an uncomfortable 3-5 record. This week the Raiders will fly across country to face the 6-2 Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens have historically boasted an uncompromising defense, but enter this weeks contest ranked 26th in the league. They are currently allowing an uncharacteristic offensive average of 386.3 yards per game. However, it … [Read more...]

Raiders vs. Chiefs Game Day Analysis

Hey, what’s up everybody? It’s your boy B.Mims back for another week of my Raiders analysis. For those of you who have been anticipating this review like a check in the mail, i’m going to get straight into it. First off, the Raiders are coming of a much-needed win last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although it wasn’t pretty, the Raiders managed to make plays when it counted most to pull out a 26-23 victory at the coliseum. … [Read more...]

Raiders vs. Jaguars Game Analysis

This weekend the Oakland Raiders face the Jacksonville Jaguars at the coliseum. The Raider should look to take full advantage as both teams have an underwhelming 1-4 record. However, the difference between the two teams is that the Jacksonville Jaguars currently rank dead last in points per game, yards per game, and passing yards per game. This means as a team, they are generating little to no offense. The Raiders are coming off a … [Read more...]

Raiders Fall to Falcon 23-20

Fresh off of their bye week the Oakland Raiders flew to Atlanta to take on the undefeated 5-0 Falcons team. The Raiders entered the game with a dismal 1-3 record, with their only win of the season coming against the Pittsburgh Steelers at home. The bye week gave the Raiders additional time to prepare for what would be their toughest challenge to date.  It’s no secret that the Raiders are paper thin in their defensive backfield. This definitely … [Read more...]

Oakland RaidersThe Oakland Raiders are off to a disappointing 0-2 start as they fell to the Miami Dolphins 35-13. The Raiders just can’t seem to get their running game going. The new zone-blocking scheme that was implemented appears to be doing Darren McFadden no favors, as he rushed for a dismal 22 yards on 11 attempts. The Raiders offensive linemen just can’t seem to get off the ball quick enough to create enough running lanes for their …

Raiders Fumble Niners Rumble In Game 1

Oakland RaidersThere was much excitement swarming around the Oakland Raiders Monday Night debut under new Head Coach Dennis Allen. This was supposed to be a renaissance, a new approach married to a throwback attitude, a Raider-rection reclamation project that ushered the team in to a new era of just winning baby. Well, those planned will need to be postponed for at least a game. During the preseason, the Raiders showed signs of fielding a … [Read more...]

49er And Raiders PreSeason Analysis

San Francisco 49ers TheSan Francisco49ers is coming off a 3-1 preseason record, as they enter into the 2012 season. Quarterback Alex Smith has had a sold performance completing 13 of 19 pass attempts, for 134 yards and a QB rating of 123.6. He has also thrown two TD’s with zero INT’s. Although these are not Pro Bowl caliber stats, they are consistent with the performance that he is known for. Managing the game, not turning the … [Read more...]

Brickhouse Talk Artist of the Month “Vic Da Baron”

 Brickhouse Talk is excited to feature the new artist of the month,Vic Da Baron!Dealing with loss as a youth introduced Vic Da Baron to the harsh realities of inner city life in Oakland and Hayward, Ca. where he grew up. Profoundly affected by the brutal murder of his mother Katrina in 1994, a soul and gospel singer herself as well as Vic’s most enthusiastic supporter, Vic Da Baron works extremely hard to reach the mark of … [Read more...]