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Derek Carr key to Raiders’ success

Sports writer Jason Spies. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Jason Spies

March 24, 2016

The Oakland Raiders haven’t had a winning season since 2002. During that 14-year stretch of inconsistency in all facets of the organization, from management, coaches and quarterbacks, one thing has finally changed. The Raiders have found that ever-elusive franchise quarterback and he is bringing a...

California NFL 2015 season preview

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Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 8, 2015

NFL fans have been waiting for the new season since the day Super Bowl XLIX ended. Supporters of California teams should be excited for the upcoming season, but not surprised if their team isn't the one lifting the Lombardi trophy in Santa Clara at the season's end.San Francisco 49ers- The Niners suffered one of the worst offseasons in NFL history. Firing successful head coach Jim Harbaugh started a s...

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