Oakland Raiders Mandatory Minicamp has concluded, and the players will take the next few weeks to relax before reporting to Training Camp in Napa, Calif., in late July. It was a productive week for the Silver and Black, as the team continues to prepare for the upcoming season. From start to finish there were several highlights from the field, and the podium. Fortunately, many of those highlights were captured on social media.
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Wednesday, Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia met with the media, and before he fielded questions from the reporters in attendance, Bisaccia offered up some words of encouragement for New York Giants General Manager David Gettleman who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma.
Monday, the players reported to the facility for what wasn’t a typical work day. With ESPN and CBS also at the team’s facility, the players participated in photo shoots, promos, and videos, all while suited up in their game day gear, which made for some cool visuals.
Raiders U 7-on-7
Instead of practice, Head Coach Jon Gruden decided to have the players host a high school football 7-on-7 tournament, and coach the teams as well. The competition brought out the players’ love of the game, and got them more excited coaching the next generation of kids.
Cable Praises Lynch’s Football IQ
Raiders Offensive Line Coach Tom Cable won a Super Bowl with Marshawn Lynch while No. 24 was the Seattle Seahawks running back. While Cable wasn’t a member of the Silver and Black last year, he watched Lynch from afar. Now reunited, Cable believes No. 24 can return to the level of play he was known for in the Pacific Northwest.
Carr Gets Airborne
D.C. is known for his arm, but on occasion he’s shown off his athleticism by rushing for first downs, and doing flips over players. During the final day of Minicamp, Carr showed off his athleticism once again, as he leapt through defenders, extending his arm to break the plain.