Raiders And 49ers – What To Watch For

With the NFL OTA’s in full swing and the training camps scheduled to take place in a little over a month, they’re are several things that we should watch for regarding our Bay Area football teams. San Francisco49ers: The San Francisco 49ers that finished their season one game shy of reaching the Super Bowl. They brought back their entire starting defense, which was the strength of their team. They also managed kiss and make up with … [Read more...]

Raiders Young QB Showing “Pryde and Poise”

There is no doubt that the Oakland Raiders starting quarterback will be Carson Palmer for the 2012-13 season. The Raiders gave up what a 1st and 2nd rounder to acquire the semi-retired Palmer, in hopes of maintaining their mid-season momentum and division lead into a playoffs birth. Unfortunately, that plan fell short once the Raiders lost their final deciding game, in front of their home crowd to the San Diego Chargers. However, Palmer was not … [Read more...]

Dear Dad…… Chad Ochocinco’s Letter To Roger Goodell

Upon the early release of Brickhouse Talk I wrote an article that was of great concern to me titled "The Fifth Quarter Aftermath" which discussed ex-pro NFL players who are suffering from life threatening injuries after playing the game they loved. The article most addressed the obesity issues that has plagued several NFL players. (search for the title on the site) Due to the recent death of the late great star linebacker Junior Seau (RIP) the … [Read more...]

T.O. Workging Out With Raider Receivers!

Recently Oakland Raiders Wider Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey posted an interesting photo to his twitter account. The picture showed Oakland Raiders Quarterback Carson Palmer, DHB, Tight End David Ausberry, along with fellow receiver Eddie McGee. However, what appeared to perculate every one’s interest is that former NFL receiver Terrell Owens was also amongst the crowd of players. Could Mr. Owens possibly be lobbying for a spot on the Oakland … [Read more...]

49ers & Raiders Free Agency Update

The San Francisco 49ers has been a heavy participant in this year Free Agency class, signing a group of talented players such as Randy Moss (WR), Rock Cartwright (RB/FB), and Parish Cox (CB) to their immensely talented team. Thus far, they have been successful with taking the necessary steps; acquiring players needed to fill voids, create internal competition and improve upon their existing standards. However, not only have the 49ers been … [Read more...]

Raiders Cut Contracts To Become Cap Compliant

The Oakland Raiders have been working feverishly, operating with a determined sense of urgency to become salary cap compliant by Tuesday March 13th at 1:00 PM PT. However, as in every year there is a certain amount of collateral damage, which is routinely associated with this process. Over that past couple of days, the Raiders have restructured the contracts of players like Carson Palmer, Aaron Curry, Michael Huff and Richard Seymour. These … [Read more...]

Raiders Keep Classic Look

Well, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has officially debunked any rumors that the Raiders will be making any changes to their uniforms. Therefore, the Raider Nation can collectively breathe a sigh of relief. Davis put the kibosh on any possibility of the sort when he went on record saying, "The Raiders are not going to change their uniforms," despite the mounting speculation that has been building since 2010. This has to be a relief ton all … [Read more...]

The Oakland Raiders informed starting Strong Safety Tyvon Branch that he will be receiving the Franchise Tag today. For the casual sports fan, a “Franchise Tag” allows any NFL organization to retain a player services for a maximum duration of 1 year. This generally occurs after a player has reached the expiration date on his contract, and the player and organization is unable to reach a mutual agreement on a new deal, before a specific …

 Brickhouse Talk wants to make sure we keep our readers updated with the latest and greatest breaking new regarding the “ColiseumCity” project, which was recently introduced by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. According to one of our readers (Shout out to Chris F.), the Oakland City Council will be reviewing possible resolution scenario’s for the “Coliseum City” project tomorrow at 2:00PM. This meeting will be taking place at the Sgt. Mark …

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh reportedly has his eye on drafting another pass catching Tight End. Early speculation from the NFL combine suggests that Harbaugh has developed a strong inertest in former Cardinal Tight End Coby Fleener.  There’s little doubt that the success the New England Patriots offense experienced with its two Tight End (Hernandez & Gronkowski) system, has had an influence on the 49ers offensive …