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Five things Khalil Mack is thinking about entering his rookie season

Oakland Raiders rookie Khalil Mack wrote for The MMQB on Monday and listed 10 things he is thinking about as he enters his first season in the NFL. Below are Mack’s top five “I Think.” 1. I think I’m at my best as a wild card on defense, being used at multiple spots on the field, as strange as that might sound. That’s what the team has laid out for me, and I think that...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Khalil Mack says he’s learning from vets, hopes to work with Justin Tuck during break

The Oakland Raiders brass have consistently stated that they want smart players who love the game. By most appearances, that is what they got with first round draft pick Khalil Mack. He has already impressed coaches and teammates with his size and athleticism, and now he is showing his maturity in admitting he is immature. Mack wrote for Peter King’s MMQB column this week and had...
Via cover32 - Raiders
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: New York Giants training camp, Justin Tuck and more

Here are some of this week’s best stories about the New York Giants: - Six things to watch from the Giants once training camp opens (READ) - Justin Tuck still struggling to adapt to life after the Giants (READ) - Giants mailbag: Is Eli Manning really the most overpaid player in the NFL? (READ) - Will Jerrel Jernigan get a chance in 2014? (READ) - Top 5 quarterbacks on the Giants’...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders DE Justin Tuck named top-10 in NFL, Nos. 11-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 defensive ends in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s DE to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck still struggling to adapt to life after Giants

Sometimes it’s hard to accept change. That’s why former Giants defensive end Justin Tuck says “it’s going to be weird” moving forward now playing for the Oakland Raiders. And a lot of Big Blue fans are still struggling with it as well. Tuck signed with the Raiders this offseason after nine seasons with the Giants. During that stretch, he helped the organization win two...
Via cover32 - Giants
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Officially Bans Bane Style Facemasks

Unless you are Justin Tuck, you will no longer be able to play in a custom facemask.  The NFL has officially banned the Bane style facemask. Memo: The @NFL has banned non-standard and overbuilt facemasks, barring medical exemption, based on research. 4 players wore them in 2013. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 30, 2014 Story is posting on now. Troy Vincent explained...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck hoping to be voted a captain with the Raiders

Even though it will be his first year in Oakland,  Justin Tuck is hoping to be voted a captain by his Raider teammates this season. “They gotta vote me (captain),” Tuck said, via “But I’m doing exactly what I did with the Giants there. Leading by example, playing good football and trying to steer guys in the right direction. So yeah, I guess I have taken on the same...
Via Pro Football Zone
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck still surprised he’s not with the Giants

Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck says fans have told him the Giants are stupid to letting him leave in free agency. “The only thing weird is when you see Giants fans who have a tendency to tell you how stupid (the team) is,” Tuck told the Newark Star-Ledger.  “Those are their words, not mine. But yeah, it was weird. You spend nine years in one place. You have a lot of success...
Via Pro Football Zone
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck ‘still surprised’ he’s no longer with Giants

It came as a surprise to no one when Justin Tuck's long tenure with the Giants ended this offseason. No one, except Tuck. "To answer your question, I am still surprised I'm not a New York Giant," Tuck told the Star-Ledger. The veteran defensive end signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Raiders, and gave Big Blue an opportunity to match. The Giants...
Via Helmet2Helmet
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders DE Justin Tuck named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Raiders
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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