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Kid Reporter: Which team drafted the best Quarter Back? The Raiders

  Derek Carr showed amazing ability throughout his career at Fresno State and has the natural throwing ability to be a successful NFL quarterback. Right now it's up to the coaching staff to develop him, and for Carr to be ready when his name is called.  

 

Derek Carr showed amazing ability throughout his career at Fresno State and has the natural throwing ability to be a successful NFL quarterback. Right now it's up to the coaching staff to develop him, and for Carr to be ready when his name is called.

 

Zachary K

Kid Reporter: Raider's Free Agency

Raaaaaaaaaiders....... I think the Raiders' biggest move this offseason was resigning McFadden and going out to get a local legend Maurice Jones Drew. They got help on defense with getting Woodley, Tuck, Brown, Rogers and resigning Woodson. The Raider' will be in the playoffs this year.      

Raaaaaaaaaiders.......

I think the Raiders' biggest move this offseason was resigning McFadden and going out to get a local legend Maurice Jones Drew. They got help on defense with getting Woodley, Tuck, Brown, Rogers and resigning Woodson. The Raider' will be in the playoffs this year.

 

 

 Zachary K

Kid Reporter: Free Agency is approaching!

  Just win Baby!   If [GM Reggie] McKenzie wants to go out and make the locals happy in free agency, signing Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart would be one way to do it. Another "homegrown" talent, re-signing left tackle Jared Veldheer needs to be a top priority for McKenzie this offseason. The Raiders need to look at getting a playmaker into their offense and Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas is one guy they should keep an eye on in the draft.    

 

Just win Baby!

 

If [GM Reggie] McKenzie wants to go out and make the locals happy in free agency, signing Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart would be one way to do it.

Another "homegrown" talent, re-signing left tackle Jared Veldheer needs to be a top priority for McKenzie this offseason.

The Raiders need to look at getting a playmaker into their offense and Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas is one guy they should keep an eye on in the draft.

 

Zachary K

 

Kid Reporter:It's time for the 49er's to rain on Seattle's parade

Strength of will, is essential to your survival and success. - Bill Walsh In just a few years they've become the biggest rivals in the NFL. They have similar coaches', offensive and defensive schemes, QB's, etc. The difference is going to be the Niners are going to exploit their weak secondary. Yes, they can hit but they can't keep up with Crabtree and Bouldin. Seattle usually has the advantage with their bad weather but it's going to be nice this weekend. My older brother is a Seahawks fan but

Strength of will, is essential to your survival and success. - Bill Walsh

In just a few years they've become the biggest rivals in the NFL. They have similar coaches', offensive and defensive schemes, QB's, etc. The difference is going to be the Niners are going to exploit their weak secondary. Yes, they can hit but they can't keep up with Crabtree and Bouldin. Seattle usually has the advantage with their bad weather but it's going to be nice this weekend. My older brother is a Seahawks fan but me and my family want SF to win. Go Niners!

 

Zachary K

Kid Reporter: Who is making the playoffs?

There is still uncertainty in both the NFC and AFC and with just two weeks left in the 2013 NFL season. Lucky for me, the games are this coming Sunday--and Monday night. Who will make the postseason? I want to see the Miami Dolphins get that last spot in the AFC, it would make my Mom happy. In the NFC, it would be nice to see the Cardinals in the playoffs. I can't remember the last time they made the playoffs.  There are many different outcomes in play this week, so make sure you tune in to

There is still uncertainty in both the NFC and AFC and with just two weeks left in the 2013 NFL season.

Lucky for me, the games are this coming Sunday--and Monday night. Who will make the postseason?

I want to see the Miami Dolphins get that last spot in the AFC, it would make my Mom happy.

In the NFC, it would be nice to see the Cardinals in the playoffs. I can't remember the last time they made the playoffs.
 
There are many different outcomes in play this week, so make sure you tune in to all of the games in Week 16.

 

Zachary K

 

 

Kid Reporter: Raiders v Dallas Breakdown

In Dallas, we saw the Raiders make a solid performance in the first half and then a part in the second. I still don't understand how Pryor went from doing well and being 'the Future' to being second string after suffering an injury. McGloin hasn't looked all that great, and he's lost games too. Pryor and McFadden should be starting!I hope that in the future I can be the Coach of the Raiders and bring them back to glory. Just win baby!      

In Dallas, we saw the Raiders make a solid performance in the first half and then a part in the second. I still don't understand how Pryor went from doing well and being 'the Future' to being second string after suffering an injury. McGloin hasn't looked all that great, and he's lost games too. Pryor and McFadden should be starting!I hope that in the future I can be the Coach of the Raiders and bring them back to glory. Just win baby!

 

Zachary K

 

 

On Thanksgiving I enjoy watching the Raiders@Cowboys with my family

  I can't wait to play football with my family and eat all that good food. Then relax and watch the Raiders beat the Cowboys. My family or relatives are not Cowboy's fans so the game will be fun. I read that Matt McGloin was named Thanksgiving Day starter over Terrelle Pryor? I hope the Raiders play Pryor at QB, he's the best athlete in the NFL and gives them a chance to win. I hope next season they pick up Soma Vainuku from USC who is the best RB in college and a few offensive lineman.Then

 

I can't wait to play football with my family and eat all that good food. Then relax and watch the Raiders beat the Cowboys. My family or relatives are not Cowboy's fans so the game will be fun.


I read that Matt McGloin was named Thanksgiving Day starter over Terrelle Pryor? I hope the Raiders play Pryor at QB, he's the best athlete in the NFL and gives them a chance to win.


I hope next season they pick up Soma Vainuku from USC who is the best RB in college and a few offensive lineman.Then Oakland will see how great Pryor is and make him their permanent QB.


 Have a good Turkey Day! Go Raiders

 

Zachary K

 

 

Kid Reporter: Who is the League MVP? Andrew Luck

He's only in his second season, but already Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is going for his first NFL MVP award. Sunday night was the third 4th quarter comeback of the season for Luck, and the seventh of his already young career. He's also had ten game-winning drives, the most by any quarterback in the entire league over a two-year stretch. No one is performing better in the big moments than No. 12 for the Colts.      

He's only in his second season, but already Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is going for his first NFL MVP award. Sunday night was the third 4th quarter comeback of the season for Luck, and the seventh of his already young career. He's also had ten game-winning drives, the most by any quarterback in the entire league over a two-year stretch. No one is performing better in the big moments than No. 12 for the Colts.

 

Zachary K

 

 

Kid Reporter: Nick Foles tied the record for the most touchdown passes in one game

  Nick Foles has a great arm and is more elusive in the pocket than I expected. The new style offense for the Eagles is exciting to watch. Also, they were smart to pick on the rookie corner DJ Hayden. Michael Vick is great, but Nick Foles is the future of this franchise and should start over him. I think he proved to everyone in the Raiders game that he's a top QB in this league.   Go outside and play!      

 

Nick Foles has a great arm and is more elusive in the pocket than I expected. The new style offense for the Eagles is exciting to watch. Also, they were smart to pick on the rookie corner DJ Hayden. Michael Vick is great, but Nick Foles is the future of this franchise and should start over him. I think he proved to everyone in the Raiders game that he's a top QB in this league.

 

Go outside and play!

 

Zachary K

 

 

Kid Reporter: AFC West Rocks

  Right now the AFC West is at the top because of their great performances and their hard work. I would like to see either the Chargers or the Raiders beat the Chiefs or the Broncos. I predict that when the Broncos play the Chiefs, it could be the game of the week and will be the highest scoring game in the NFL. Alex Smith on the Chiefs has really revolutionized the team this year. It is amazing what a difference a year, and a QB, can make!    

 

Right now the AFC West is at the top because of their great performances and their hard work. I would like to see either the Chargers or the Raiders beat the Chiefs or the Broncos. I predict that when the Broncos play the Chiefs, it could be the game of the week and will be the highest scoring game in the NFL. Alex Smith on the Chiefs has really revolutionized the team this year. It is amazing what a difference a year, and a QB, can make!

 

Zachary K

 

Kid Reporter: International Series in London Next Year

  I'm excited about the games being played in London. Either team doesn't have the home advantage. The crowd in England will be rowdy and enjoy the NFL's version of football. They love rugby and soccer so NFL football will be another sport they would follow. My parents want to go to London next year to watch the Raiders v Dolphins. Maybe soon the NFL will have a few permanent teams in Europe?      

 

I'm excited about the games being played in London. Either team doesn't have the home advantage. The crowd in England will be rowdy and enjoy the NFL's version of football. They love rugby and soccer so NFL football will be another sport they would follow. My parents want to go to London next year to watch the Raiders v Dolphins. Maybe soon the NFL will have a few permanent teams in Europe?

 

Zachary K

 

 

Kid Reporter: Matt Flynn Won't Start Over Terrelle Pryor in Oakland

  Matt Flynn was, in a word, awful. Outside of the offense's only scoring drive when he connected on four of five pass attempts, Flynn looked as out of sync as a quarterback can be. He was sacked seven times, fumbled twice and threw a pass that was picked off and returned for a touchdown. About the only thing accomplished was Terrelle Pryor's status as the team's starting quarterback. The Raiders and their fans can't wait for Pryor's return.    

 

Matt Flynn was, in a word, awful. Outside of the offense's only scoring drive when he connected on four of five pass attempts, Flynn looked as out of sync as a quarterback can be.

He was sacked seven times, fumbled twice and threw a pass that was picked off and returned for a touchdown.

About the only thing accomplished was Terrelle Pryor's status as the team's starting quarterback. The Raiders and their fans can't wait for Pryor's return.

 

Zachary K

 

My Super Kid Game!

I had the best time with my Dad at the Raiders game.   We had sideline passes before the game which was really cool on this special night.   The Hall of Fame is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the Raiders' Hall of Famers were honored Thursday night.   Several of them lit the Al Davis torch before the game and were honored at halftime on the field. Twelve of the Raiders Hall of Famers were standing right by us!   John Madden, Howie Long and Dave Casper wal

I had the best time with my Dad at the Raiders game.

 

We had sideline passes before the game which was really cool on this special night.

 

The Hall of Fame is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the Raiders' Hall of Famers were honored Thursday night.

 

Several of them lit the Al Davis torch before the game and were honored at halftime on the field.

Twelve of the Raiders Hall of Famers were standing right by us!

 

John Madden, Howie Long and Dave Casper walked right by me on the field with their gold jackets, awesome...

 

Then the Raiders photographer brought me onto the field to take pictures.

 

I was walking back to the sidelines and Roger Goodell comes up to me and signs my football.

 

It was about kick off time so my Dad and I went to our seats. We had some steak sandwiches, cotton candy and cheered on our team.

 

What a night, Go Raiders!

 

Zachary

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Who's making the playoffs, who's winning the Superbowl?

Unfortunately for the Raiders, they're playing for draft picks. I think it's going to be a battle of the 49er's vs. Ravens. I think San Francisco will be the Super Bowl champs this season.   Zachary NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Unfortunately for the Raiders, they're playing for draft picks. I think it's going to be a battle of the 49er's vs. Ravens.

I think San Francisco will be the Super Bowl champs this season.

 

Zachary

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

What A Move!

My favorite play so far this season was not for my own team, but for the Colts/Titans game.   It was overtime and the Colts' running back, Donald Brown, jumped and twisted backwards into the end zone for a game-winning touchdown. I have never seen a move like that before.   Zachary NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

My favorite play so far this season was not for my own team, but for the Colts/Titans game.

 

It was overtime and the Colts' running back, Donald Brown, jumped and twisted backwards into the end zone for a game-winning touchdown. I have never seen a move like that before.

 

Zachary

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

The Best and Worst Game All in One!

I went to the Monday Night Football game this week in San Diego. I was so excited when the Chargers were killing the Broncos 24-0 at half time. It is so awesome to be at the stadium in person when your team is doing great.   We decided to leave just after halftime and the Chargers totally fell apart after that. Rivers and Norv Turner really need to get their play calls together. Why were they throwing the ball rather than running it when they were ahead by so much?   It was the be

I went to the Monday Night Football game this week in San Diego. I was so excited when the Chargers were killing the Broncos 24-0 at half time. It is so awesome to be at the stadium in person when your team is doing great.

 

We decided to leave just after halftime and the Chargers totally fell apart after that. Rivers and Norv Turner really need to get their play calls together. Why were they throwing the ball rather than running it when they were ahead by so much?

 

It was the best night to be a Chargers fan at the start, then the worst night to be a Chargers fan. Two rough weeks in a row! Come on Bolts!

 

Zachary

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Oakland's First Game on Monday Night

The Oakland Raiders played the San Diego Chargers last Monday and lost to them 22-14. There were some highlights and some real low points.   The highlights were running back Darren McFadden and the defense. Surprisingly, the kicking game was a low point -- I didn't realize how important the long snapper can be to a team!   On offense, The Raiders really need some receivers for Carson Palmer. I would put Terrell Pryor at receiver, because they need some athletes at the wide receiver pos

The Oakland Raiders played the San Diego Chargers last Monday and lost to them 22-14. There were some highlights and some real low points.

 

The highlights were running back Darren McFadden and the defense. Surprisingly, the kicking game was a low point -- I didn't realize how important the long snapper can be to a team!

 

On offense, The Raiders really need some receivers for Carson Palmer. I would put Terrell Pryor at receiver, because they need some athletes at the wide receiver position.


Just win baby!

 

Zachary

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Zachary at Raiders Training Camp

I wrote an article a little bit ago about my visit to the Oakland Raiders training camp. I had so much fun! I got to do some interviews while I was there -- here they are!


Interview with Coach Allen

 

Coach Allen: Hi Zach, how old are you?

 

Me: I'm 9!

 

Coach Allen: Awesome, I have a boy around your age too. You'll have to meet him, he's running around here. Do you have a few questions for me?

 

Me: I want to be a pro athlete, do you have any tips for me?

 

Coach Allen: Get bigger, stronger and faster (we all laughed). If you want to be a pro athlete never let anything stand in your way. When you set your mind on something, do everything you can to reach that goal. Don't let anyone ever tell you that you can't achieve something that you want.

 

Me: What do you do to prepare for games? Any special rituals or anything?

 

Coach Allen: I don't have any rituals but I study a lot and make sure I'm on the field 3 hours before the game. You're a great kid Zach, you can interview me anytime.

 

Me: Thank you and I hope I can interview you again after the Raiders win the Superbowl!

 

 

Interview with Darren McFadden


Me: Hi Darren, my name is Zach and I have a question for you.

 

Darren McFadden: Go ahead lil' man, feel free.

 

Me: Are you going to break the rushing record this year?

 

McFadden: I've never felt so strong, and yes I think I can.

 

Me: Thanks for your time and I believe you will!

 

 

Zachary

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

My Visit to Raiders Training Camp!

My wish came true this summer -- I got to visit the Raiders training camp in Napa!   I was anxious at first until I met the Raiders CEO, Amy Trask. She was really nice and made me feel like Raiders Royalty. Amy gave me an awesome tour of everything Raiders and introduced me to Jeannette Thompson from Behind the Shield. Jeannette made me laugh, and it was a fun interview.   Then I had the opportunity to watch practice, get autographs and learn the ins and outs of being a sportswriter. A

My wish came true this summer -- I got to visit the Raiders training camp in Napa!

 

I was anxious at first until I met the Raiders CEO, Amy Trask. She was really nice and made me feel like Raiders Royalty. Amy gave me an awesome tour of everything Raiders and introduced me to Jeannette Thompson from Behind the Shield. Jeannette made me laugh, and it was a fun interview.

 

Then I had the opportunity to watch practice, get autographs and learn the ins and outs of being a sportswriter. After training camp finished, I went over to sit in on a media press conference with the Raiders head coach Dennis Allen. The Raiders even let me have a personal one on one interview with him! Coach Allen is really cool and gave me some good tips on how to be a pro athlete.

 

I felt really lucky to be The Man for a day. The Raiders rolled out the silver and black carpet for me and it will be a memory that will last a lifetime!

 

Zachary

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Zachary's NFLRUSH Fantasy Roster

Just win baby!   1. I have to go with Drew Brees at quarterback, he puts up amazing numbers every week. 2. Darren McFadded (D-Mac) for running back, he's the best in the league and was the top rusher last season until his injury. 3.Calvin Johnson at wide receiver for his amazing speed and skills. 4. Jimmy Graham at tight end, Drew likes to throw to his big target in the red zone. 5. The Raiders for defense against the Chargers. The Raiders will shut down Rivers with their new defensive sche

Just win baby!

 

1. I have to go with Drew Brees at quarterback, he puts up amazing numbers every week.


2. Darren McFadded (D-Mac) for running back, he's the best in the league and was the top rusher last season until his injury.


3.Calvin Johnson at wide receiver for his amazing speed and skills.


4. Jimmy Graham at tight end, Drew likes to throw to his big target in the red zone.


5. The Raiders for defense against the Chargers. The Raiders will shut down Rivers with their new defensive schemes.


6. Carson Palmer for my Wild Card, he's back to his All-Pro form and has a lot of speedy receivers to catch the long ball.

 

Zachary

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

New Chargers Wide Receiver!

I am the most excited about Robert Meachum being added to the Chargers' roster this season. I watch a lot of the Saints games and have liked the way he has helped the Saints the past few years.   The Chargers have had quite a few wide receivers try out and I think Meachum will make a big difference for them this year. I look forward to seeing him score some touchdowns for my team!   NFLRUSH Kid Reporter Zachary

I am the most excited about Robert Meachum being added to the Chargers' roster this season. I watch a lot of the Saints games and have liked the way he has helped the Saints the past few years.

 

The Chargers have had quite a few wide receivers try out and I think Meachum will make a big difference for them this year. I look forward to seeing him score some touchdowns for my team!

 

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Zachary

Breakout Season for Darren McFadden

Just Run!   There are several reasons the Raiders running back Darren McFadden will have a breakout season in 2012. I think he's the best RB and the most-improved player in the NFL. He has explosive speed, he never runs out of bounds and can deliver a powerful shoulder or stiff-arm to any defender. McFadden worked hard in the offseason, pushing himself doing squat lifts and running at the Michael Johnson Performance Center. I think his work ethic will put him in the Pro Bowl and the Raiders

Just Run!

 

There are several reasons the Raiders running back Darren McFadden will have a breakout season in 2012. I think he's the best RB and the most-improved player in the NFL. He has explosive speed, he never runs out of bounds and can deliver a powerful shoulder or stiff-arm to any defender.


McFadden worked hard in the offseason, pushing himself doing squat lifts and running at the Michael Johnson Performance Center. I think his work ethic will put him in the Pro Bowl and the Raiders in the Super Bowl this season.

 

Zachary

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Zachary's Favorite NFL Player

"If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten"   The Raiders drafted the best wide receiver in the 2011 NFL Draft, Denarius Moore, in the 5th round . Now, after an impressive rookie season, Moore will be Carson Palmer's favorite target.   I love the fact that Moore can burn a secondary by going over the top with his speed, but has such good hands that he is a threat anywhere on the field. I can't wait to see Denarius Moore flying up and catching some to

"If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten"

 

The Raiders drafted the best wide receiver in the 2011 NFL Draft, Denarius Moore, in the 5th round . Now, after an impressive rookie season, Moore will be Carson Palmer's favorite target.

 

I love the fact that Moore can burn a secondary by going over the top with his speed, but has such good hands that he is a threat anywhere on the field. I can't wait to see Denarius Moore flying up and catching some touchdowns this season.

 

Zachary

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Beach Football During Memorial Day Weekend

"The only time success comes before work, is in the Dictionary" - Vince Lombardi   I love holidays! This Memorial Day weekend gave me one extra day to play football with my friends. We camped on the beach with my family and every morning after breakfast my brothers and friends would go play tackle football on the beach. I was smaller than them but the sand helps cushion the tackle.   During low tide we dug for clams and went crabbing in the bay. At night we had the best seafood for din

"The only time success comes before work, is in the Dictionary"

- Vince Lombardi

 

I love holidays! This Memorial Day weekend gave me one extra day to play football with my friends. We camped on the beach with my family and every morning after breakfast my brothers and friends would go play tackle football on the beach. I was smaller than them but the sand helps cushion the tackle.

 

During low tide we dug for clams and went crabbing in the bay. At night we had the best seafood for dinner and smores for dessert. My parents got the new jumbo marshmallows for the smores, which are awesome! I had a great weekend of football, surfing, clamming, telling stories at the campfire and hanging out with my family and friends.

 

What did you do this Memorial Day weekend to stay active? Tell us in the comments!

 

Zachary

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Playing 60 This Memorial Day!

I play on a competitive soccer team called the Poway Vaqueros. This weekend, my team will play in our first tournament.   Last year at the Memorial Day tournament, we lost all our games. Most of my team returned this year so we are hoping since we've played together for a year now that we will have better luck. I practice 3-5 days per week and we will be playing all weekend long.   Leave a comment if you will be doing something fun to PLAY 60 this holiday weekend!   Zachary NFLRUS

I play on a competitive soccer team called the Poway Vaqueros. This weekend, my team will play in our first tournament.

 

Last year at the Memorial Day tournament, we lost all our games. Most of my team returned this year so we are hoping since we've played together for a year now that we will have better luck. I practice 3-5 days per week and we will be playing all weekend long.

 

Leave a comment if you will be doing something fun to PLAY 60 this holiday weekend!

 

Zachary

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter