Vic Tafur covers the Raiders for the San Francisco Chronicle. Vic tells us what it's like to cover the team on a daily basis and gives us an outlook on this year's team
Two weeks of NFL football is in the books and it's clear Blaine Gabbert is not that good. As for the Raiders, are expectations too high or is their coaching staff not getting it done?
Castaneda and Steinmetz talk about how the 49ers absolutely look like a more well-coached football team but, sadly, there's not a lot of talent on that team. The Raiders have talent but do they have the right head coach to maximize it?
The boys dissect a little sports journalism, too, getting into whether or not Trent Baalke is Trent Dilfer's mouth piece and whether that's any different from a media member with a cozy relationship with a source.
Also ... The Giants are fading, the Warriors' season is right around the corner and Oracle Open World is making a mess of San Francisco.
The Raiders and 49ers won their season-openers this past weekend but there's more than football to just talk about. The Raiders won despite a questionable call to go for a two-point conversion by coach Jack Del Rio.
Though he was widely praised for the gutsy move, the reality is Del Rio may not have been as confident as he said he was about winning the game. Nevertheless, the Raiders are off to a good start.
Hey, Chip Kelly is an easy guy to get behind. The 49ers beat the LA Rams in their opener and why not be optimistic? We'll find out more about the 49ers next week against Carolina.
And how about Colin Kaepernick? The guy is getting more and more support, and he's handling the situation like someone who is committed and conscientious. Good for Kaepernick.