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It's game day in Las Vegas as the Raiders (2-0) return home to take on the Tua-less Miami Dolphins (1-1). The Raiders have a hot QB in Derek Carr but their defense has been nothing short of remarkable. Hosts Scott Gulbransen and Moe Moton talk about the Silver and Black defense and why they're so effective under Gus Bradley. We liked talking to Dolphins Digest editor Jeremy Klump so much on our Friday The Mightier 1090 show, we invited him back for our game day show. He'll tell us why he thinks today's game will be a Raiders win. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Las Vegas Raiders are 2-0 and QB Derek Carr is off to an MVP-like season in 2021. Hosts Scott Gulbransen and Moe Moton dissect why the Silver and Black are off to an impressive start despite a rash of injuries. The guys also discuss why fans who think Carr is better because of the team's improved defense aren't seeing the real reason. Then, we go "phishing" as we learn about the struggling Miami Dolphins with Dolphins Digest editor Jeremy Klump. Klump talks about the Tua injury and why he is bullish on the Raiders. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Las Vegas Raiders play in Pittsburgh today and your pregame show is right here with Silver and Black Today: Game Day on The Fan Las Vegas. Hosts Scott Gulbransen and Moe Moton tie a bow on Monday night's win. The guys then talk to radio host and sportswriter Arash Markazi about his experience at Allegiant Stadium and the improved Raiders defense. Next, Bryan Salmond of News 3 Las Vegas gives us his rundown on how the Raiders win in Pittsburgh on Sunday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Raider Nation is still basking in the glow of the team's huge 33-27 win Monday night against the Baltimore Ravens but it came at a steep cost. The Raiders injury report is already in mid-season form and hosts Scott Gulbransen and Moe Moton discuss how the team's depth will be tested early. They then turn their conversation toward Sunday's opponent - the Pittsburgh Steelers. Former Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor is our guest and he tells us what each team must do to win the AFC match up on Sunday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're back on the air in Las Vegas every Sunday from 9-10 AM on the new 98.5 The Fan - an Audacy Station. Scott Gulbransen and Moe Moton recap the week that was in Raider Nation and preview the big Monday Night Football matchup with Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. Longtime NFL writer Clifton Brown of Ravens.com joins us to break down Baltimore and how they share some challenges this season in common with the Raiders. Listen to Silver and Black Today Game Day every Sunday from 9-10 AM on 98.5 The Fan, including live on the free Audacy app. Also, catch our Friday night show in Southern California - Silver and Black Tonight - on the Mightier 1090. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The time for talk is done and now the Las Vegas Raiders take to the field as they host the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football in Week 1 of the NFL season. Scott Gulbransen and Moe Moton talk about the matchup and the news of Tanner Muse's release earlier in the week. The guys welcome CBS Sports NFL writer Cody Benjamin who evaluates the Raiders enter the fourth year under Jon Gruden. Benjamin has a stark view of the Raiders rebuilding process and shares why. We talk all things Ravens as we preview the big matchup. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Show Recap: The Las Vegas Raiders cut their roster to 53 men on Tuesday and added some high-profile names in free agency and Scott and Moe discuss how it sets them up for the 2021 season. Show Details: Southern California's ONLY all-Raiders talk show is back as we're just nine days from the start of the NFL season and 10 days from the Raiders debut on Monday Night Football. Hosts Scott Gulbransen and Moe Moton react to the Raiders 53-man roster cuts and their trade for Denzel Perryman and the signing of free-agent linebacker K.J. Wright who is reunited with new Las Vegas defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. Moe and Scott also give you their early thoughts on the Raiders 2021 win/loss projection and concern around the offense. Silver and Black Tonight can be heard every Friday night on The Mightier 1090 from 6-7 PM PT and can be found on every major podcast platform. Subscribe and rate the show today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Show Recap: The guys talk about the Raiders depth concerns heading into the final preseason game of 2021, where Moe ranks Derek Carr amongst NFL starters, and Levi Edwards of Raiders.com talks Devine Diablo, Nate Hobbs, and Alex Leatherwood. Show Details: Southern California's ONLY all-Raiders talk show is back as the Las Vegas Raiders prepare for Sunday's final preseason matchup with the San Francisco 49ers. Hosts Scott Gulbransen and Moe Moton talk about the Raiders depth concerns - especially in light of recent injuries to LBs Nicholas Morrow and Javin White. They also discuss Moe's NFL QB rankings piece on Bleacher Report this week where he ranked Las Vegas' Derek Carr No. 13 of 32 starters in the league. Moe lays out his criteria and methodology for the ranking. Next, the guys welcome Raiders.com journalist Levi Edwards who brings us the latest from the team's practice and talks about rookies Alex Leatherwood, Devine Diablo and CB Nate Hobbs. Silver and Black Tonight can be heard every Friday night on The Mightier 1090 from 6-7 PM PT and can be found on every major podcast platform. Subscribe and rate the show today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're back on radio - introducing Silver and Black Tonight on Southern California's 50,000-watt local sports talk The Mightier 1090. SoCal's ONLY all-Raiders talk show, hosted by Scott Gulbransen and Bleacher Report's Moe Moton, talks the latest in Las Vegas Raiders news. Scott and Moe recap what we learned from the Raiders win over the Seahawks and what questions remain for the final two preseason games. Former Browns GM and Raiders front office executive Michael Lombardi joins us to talk about Jon Gruden's tenure with Las Vegas. He also gauges where the team is chasing the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West and has some blunt and honest comments about QB Derek Carr. Silver and Black Tonight can be heard every Friday night on The Mightier 1090 from 6-7 PM PT. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As the Las Vegas Raiders enter their first preseason game on Saturday vs. Seattle, what questions need the most answers for Jon Gruden's team? Scott Gulbransen and co-host Moe Moton of Bleacher Report & Vegas Sports Today discuss. Is it the revamped Raiders defense or the remade offensive line? Also, what training camp "hype" is just that - hype. Moe and Scott talk about the new defensive player who will make an impact in the locker room and which defensive back is under the most pressure to prove himself this preseason. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The 2021 Las Vegas Raiders are in training camp and host Scott Gulbransen sets the agenda for the preseason. What questions must the team answer before the season gets underway in September? Hear from head coach Jon Gruden, quarterback Derek Carr, new center Andre James, linebacker Nicholas Morrow and more. Plus: Pro Football Focus Director of Content Austin Gayle joins Scott to talk about the Raiders' moves in the offseason and gives us the PFF rankings by position for the Raiders as they head to camp. You'll also get Gayle's thoughts on Jon Gruden and the job he's done heading into Season 4 of his return to the Silver and Black. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It might be the NFL dead period but the Silver and Black Today show rolls on as host Scott Gulbransen talks Las Vegas Raiders football and welcomes special guest Ice Cube for an exclusive interview. Ice Cube talks about his BIG3 basketball as it rolls through Las Vegas in July and its focus on making 3-on-3 basketball fun for fans and players. Cube also breaks down his take on the Raiders in Las Vegas after a year and what he thinks the team will do with an improved defense. He also chimes in on why he thinks Raiders QB Derek Carr is polarizing in Raider Nation. Don't miss this special pre-Independence Day special. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Scott Gulbransen is back with another edition of the Silver and Black Today show and asks: so what if Tom Brady was talking about the Raiders in his HBO comments. Does it matter for the Las Vegas Raiders, Derek Carr, or Raider Nation? We discuss the real reason why it's even being alledged it is the Raiders. Jesse Merrick of News 3 Las Vegas is our guest as he weighs in on the Brady/Carr faux controversy and tells us why 2021 is a key year for the Raiders quarterback and why it has nothing to do with Brady. Plus, Merrick talks about the Raiders having to succeed to compete with the recently eliminated Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The news of Raiders DE Carl Nassib coming out as the NFL's first openly gay active roster player was met mostly with support by those in and outside the football community. Both the Raiders organization and the NFL itself congratulated Nassib for his public announcement. Despite initial support from some, there's also been a backlash and you won't believe the reason why. Plus, in Raiders roster news the team signed second-round draft pick S Tre'von Moehrig and continued speculation around Damon Arnette's future calls into question what the Raiders defensive backfield might look like this season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're back with a new podcast where we tell you why, at the end of the day, OTAs don't really matter much. Sure, they help the Las Vegas Raiders players and coaches some but it won't give fans a glimpse of who will be starters on opening day. Plus, host Scott Gulbransen tells you why the signing of RB Kenyan Drake was big for the Raiders. He breaks out the key reasons why you should be excited about him and what it means for RB Josh Jacobs and Jon Gruden's offense. Finally, we hear about how and why Denver Broncos star Von Miller was in Las Vegas helping some young Raiders get better from our correspondent David Stepanian. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're back with our first podcast since before the NFL draft and host Scott Gulbransen brings you the latest Las Vegas Raiders news and views. We start talking about the Julio Jones trade and why some in Raider Nation wanted the veteran receiver while others were a hard pass. We also revisit John Kincade's comments - he covered Jones and the Falcons for 20 years - about the downside of the talented WR. Then, "Uncle Hondo" Carpenter talks with us about Jones, the Raiders draft, and his observations from OTAs. Carpenter talks about the Raiders need for help at linebacker and sneaky good moves this offseason. We close the show talking with an All-Star caller from our Raider Nation Radio show - Rossi the Aussie. Rossi talks about his views on the Raiders offseason moves and what one position worries him most. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're back with a BRAND NEW podcast hosted by Scott Gulbransen and our NFL Draft Analyst Kelly Kriner. Kriner gives you his seven-round Raiders mock draft addressing the needs the team has heading into free agency this week. Scott and Kelly talk you through each round of the draft, the picks, and alternative options should the player selected be gone. They also discuss the importance of the team hitting on this year's draft after the misses in the past few - as of today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The final episode of Silver and Black Today on Raider Nation Radio 920-AM kicks off with host Scott Gulbransen talking about the show's history and how it will go on after today's finale on a daily radio. We also get a steady dose of Russell Wilson chatter and Scott and Dmon Cotton ask: why is it so irritating talk of upgrading at QB even if you like Derek Carr? Plus, callers express their appreciation for the show and Scott's hard work the past three years. NOTE: Although the show is leaving daily radio, it will continue in March in a podcast format so stay subscribed! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We close out the final hour of our final daily show on Raider Nation Radio talking with listeners and about our memorable callers. Also, Vinny Bonsignore stops by to reminisce about his days as a contributor on the show when it was on CBS Sports Radio and Scott says goodbye. *NOTE: Silver and Black Today will return as a podcast in March so stay subscribed! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mike Sando, the senior NFL writer for The Athletic NFL and co-author of Thursday's blockbuster look at QB Russell Wilson's unease in Seattle, joined us to discuss the story and what it means for his future with the Seahawks. Sando talks about how it got to this point between the future Hall of Fame QB and head coach Peter Carroll and tells us if it's repairable. Also, we talk to Sando about the teams named by Wilson as willing destinations including the Las Vegas Raiders - which seems not to be a great fit. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We kick off our Thursday show with the big NFL news of the day: the list of teams Russell Wilson would accept a trade with was outlined in a store on The Athletic this morning and the Las Vegas Raiders were on the list. That's a good thing if you're a Raiders fan and we tell you why. Also, Alain Poupart of All Dolphins talks why Wilson to the Dolphins might be a move that makes sense as they were named by the QB as an acceptable destination. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What are NFL GMs saying about Las Vegas Raiders starting QB Derek Carr? Host Scott Gulbransen welcomes guest co-host Hondo Carpenter who wrote about his conversations with three GMs who gave their assessment. Plus: who were the biggest, baddest badasses in Raiders history? We tell you our picks and get yours! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We continue the conversation about the Raiders biggest badasses...and take your calls. We also get a full history and thoughts on the Las Vegas sports scene from Chris Maathuis of News 8 Las Vegas. Maathuis celebrated his 24th year covering sports for the CBS affiliate and talks about the impact of pro sports arrival in Las Vegas - including the Raiders. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're live on location from the studios of the Las Vegas Raiders world headquarters in Henderson, Nevada. The Raiders again have a Top 10 difficult schedule which underscores the importance of this offseason to get the team's defense right. Jesse Merrick of News 3 Las Vegas talks about the best fits for the Raiders needs in NFL free agency and gives us his first-hand experience at last weekend's Vegas Golden Knights outdoor game at Lake Tahoe. Callers talk about Cliff Branch and his omission thus far from the Pro Football Hall of Fame - the biggest travesty there is currently with the greats that played the game. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We kick off Hour 2 live from the Las Vegas Raiders worldwide headquarters in Henderson talking with CBS Sports NFL writer Bryan Deardo. Deardo talks about the state of the AFC West and where the Raiders factor in a division that's been recently dominated by the Chiefs. We also talk to Deardo about why he (and we!) believe the late Cliff Branch is by far the best NFL player currently not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We close talking to Vinny Bonsignore about the AFC West competition and how it shapes up for the Raiders in 2021. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're back for our final week on Raider Nation Radio and host Scott Gulbransen welcomes guest co-host Hondo Carpenter. The guys talk about the available free agents on defense who fit the Raiders and how the team must address offensive tackle as well. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Scott and Hondo start out Hour 2 talking about Derek Carr's future with the Raiders and why fans better get used to seeing No. 4 under center for the foreseeable future. Sam and Ash stop by and talk the return of live sports to Las Vegas and how the area needs to go big and try and secure a Formula 1 race. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Friday's show starts off with a big announcement from host Scott Gulbransen. Then, Scott and Dmon talk through today's new batch of free agents who became salary cap casualties around the NFL and whether or not any of them make sense for the Raiders. Scott thinks one big name doesn't and another does. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We roll into Hour 2 of Friday's show talking with Yahoo! Sports NFL writer Eric Edholm who schools us all on the ins and outs of the NFL salary cap for 2021. Why did it go down? By how much? And...what does it mean for the Raiders next season and beyond. We continue the salary cap convo with Vinny Bonsignore who tells us the players "borrowed" millions this season to keep the salary cap at $180 million vs. $160 million which is what team owners preferred. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Raiders made their first free-agent signing on the defensive line today - sort of. We'll tell you who they signed. Also: host Scott Gulbransen, and co-host Evan Groat, welcome Nick Cothrel who runs through Silver and Black Today's first 2021 Raiders 7-round mock NFL draft. Will they go defense? Or will an offensive tackle be high on their list as they pursue high-profile free agents on defense? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hour 2 starts off with Scott and Evan talking about the Raiders offense. There's no question the biggest priority - and weakness - of the team is the defense. Yet there are question marks on offense too. How do you bolster the offensive line? How will you replace Nelson Agholor at WR if they can't resign him? Plus, Vinny joins us to talk about the delicate situation when it comes to the Raiders salary cap situation. They're going to have to say goodbye to good players and figure out a way to free up money to build that defense in 2021. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We kick off our Wednesday Raider Nation Radio show talking about the latest news from Raider Nation and the NFL. Marcus Mosher of Raiders Wire is our guest and we talk to him about what it will take to fix the Raiders porous defense. Can Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock fix it in one off-season? The guys say maybe but there are far more issues than you think. Plus: what about the Raiders' offensive line questions? We discuss what should be a busy offseason. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Ringer's Kaelen Jones joins us in Hour 2 to talk about the Las Vegas Raiders Marcus Mariota and how he could be the real wild card in the wacky NFL quarterback carousel this offseason. Jones says Mariota's value could be very high and depending on what happens with other veterans on the market, the Raiders could get a nice return on the rejuvenated Heisman Trophy winner. Plus: Vinny Bonsignore stops by and talks about the tragic passing of former Buccaneers and Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It was a busy Tuesday as we challenged Raider Nation to be the Raiders GM and call in with what they want to do on defense in free agency and the draft. And, of course, Raider Nation delivered. We also get the latest from the Raiders facility in Henderson as our own Vinny Bonsignore gives us lastest on Mariota trade rumors and whether or not he thinks the team will keep Trent Brown. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're back after an off day and get right into the latest and greatest info on the Raiders and their possible offseason moves. While many think QB Marcus Mariota will get traded easily, host Scott Gulbransen says not so fast. It's not that easy to unload Mariota and his $10.6M contract. Plus: Jesse Merrick from News 3 Las Vegas talks Raiders options and in-depth about the Vegas Golden Knights and their hot start to 2021. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're back with a special Sunday Night Live podcast and video with Scott Gulbransen, Chaz Osborne, and Just Pod Baby's Evan Groat. The guys explore whether or not the Raiders should and can make a play at JJ Watt. They also discuss the trade options and value of Marcus Mariota this offseason and tell all of the butthurt Raiders fans who don't like criticism to relax. The guys enjoy an adult beverage and talk Raiders football with our listeners and viewers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Scott Gulbransen is back live this Friday talking about the Houston Texans release of JJ Watt today and why he says absolutely the Raiders should try to sign the defensive tackle. The Raiders are in need of veteran leadership on defense and Watt, if they can afford him, would be a great fit Scott says. Plus, Chris Trapasso of CBSSports.com stops by with his 2020 NFL redraft including two new selections for the Raiders. In fact, he didn't have Henry Ruggs or Damon Arnette going in the first round of his redraft. A must hear. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Friday Hour 2 kicks off with NFL.com giving the Raiders 2020 rookie class at "C" grade. Scott talks about his own "incomplete" grade and reviews what the site said about the rest of the AFC West as well. Vinny Bonsignore joins us to talk about ways the Raiders can clear the salary cap and whether or not the team has made a decision on Trent Brown. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Raiders aren't shopping quarterback Derek Carr for trade so will they offer their franchise quarterback a contract extension? Estimates put that cost at between $30-32 million a year. Can the Raiders afford that? Hosts Scott Gulbransen and Hondo Carpenter debate it and things get heated. Plus: should the NFL not allow coaching candidates to interview for open jobs until after the Super Bowl? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
CBS Sports NFL writer Jason LaConfora wrote today he believes the only landing spot that makes sense if the Seahawks were to trade Russell Wilson would be the Las Vegas Raiders. While the chances of that happening are almost impossible, LaConfora's reason why is a big compliment to the Raiders organization. Vinny Bonsignore joins us to talk about today's report the Raiders are interested in Steelers free agent WR JuJu Smith-Schuster. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The NFL lost another personality as former Browns, Chiefs, and Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer died today at 77. We talk about the rest of today's NFL news and what big decisions the league has ahead of the 2021 season. Jesse Merrick of News 3 LV helps us tie a bow on Super Bowl LV and what the Raiders can glean from the game. Also, we ask: who should the Raiders target in free agency? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We ask Raider Nation what free agent they would pursue if they were the team's general manager. Knowing the team needs some alpha dogs on defense, who would you sign? We get great answers and debate. Also, who has better pizza: Chicago or New York? We close out talking about the Super Bowl television ratings slump with Vinny Bonsignore. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Silver and Black Today is back and host Scott Gulbransen and Your Boy Q Myers recap the Super Bowl win and why the Kansas City Chiefs aren't even close to being a dynasty. We talk about why coaching was so important in the Tampa Bay win and why Tom Brady is undeniably the greatest QB to ever play in the NFL. Also: what can the Las Vegas Raiders learn from the Bucs? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Scott and Q talk about the NFL quarterback carousel heating up (including talk of a Raiders QB being traded) and what it means for the league. The Q-Tip breaks down why the Raiders need an alpha leader in the locker room and how big that was in the Buccaneers' big Super Bowl win. Plus: Sam and Ash stop by as we discuss the Super Bowl commercials this year and why the big game might be losing some of its cultural relevance. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Last night was the big night: the debut of the new ESPN 30-for-30 documentary Al Davis vs. the NFL. Host Scott Gulbransen gives you his review and why Al Davis still deserves more exploration in film, books, and writing. Gulbransen says Davis' story is the perfect example of the American Dream. We talk to MyBookie.ag's head oddsmakers David Strauss about crazy prop bets for Super Bowl LV and how the sports bettor is changing the way the games are bet. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With Super Bowl LV kicking off Sunday, Scott talks about some of the false narratives around the game including that Tom Brady has seen a big decline in his play. NFL Next Gen stats say otherwise. We continue to take calls and reactions to the Al Davis documentary last night and get Vinny Bonsignore's reaction. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's that time of the year again when the nation decides that Derek Carr's time with the Raiders is almost done. We talk about the latest trade talk and why it continues to divide Raider Nation. Host Scott Gulbransen and co-host Evan Groat also talk with two-time Nevada 4A High School Girls Flag Football Champion coach David Torrez about the NFL and Nike donating $5 million to help the sport grow at the high school level and how the Raiders have always supported the young women of Clark County to play the sport they love. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kicking off Hour 2 on Thursday live from the Las Vegas Raiders headquarters in Henderson, Nev., host Scott Gulbransen and co-host Evan Groat talk with the director of Al Davis vs. The NFL - the new ESPN 30-for-30 documentary on the late Raiders owner and his battles with the league and former commissioner Pete Rozelle. Also, Scott and Evan catch up with Raiders rookie LB Javin White. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The debut of the new ESPN 30-for-30 documentary Al Davis vs.The NFL is Thursday night and the film's director Ken Rodgers joins us live on Raider Nation Radio. Rodgers talks about the development of the film, how it was filmed, and the true legacy and impact on the game of both Al Davis and Pete Rozelle. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We kick off our humpday show with our Raider Nation Radio 920 colleague Vinny Bonsignore who talks about what his story on Derek Carr said and didn't say and why it's a huge compliment to the Raiders QB. Then, Ric Serritella of NFL Draft Bible gives you some names to watch for the Raiders on Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft. We close the hour talking with 610 Sports Kansas City's Jay Binkley about the Chiefs and the big game Sunday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
All-time Raiders sack leader Greg Townsend talks Super Bowl XVIII, Tom Flores, and what the current team's defense needs to know. Plus: we continue the conversation about why the trade talk about Derek Carr is a compliment to the QB and why the trade probably will not happen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.