It was a busy week at 1220 Harbor Bay Parkway. From an early look at position battles heading into Training Camp 2016, to quarterback Derek Carr earning some high praise from a Hall of Famer, there's a lot to get you caught up on regarding the Silver and Black.
Time for The Week That Was.
Pair Of Raiders Appear On Special Edition Of Family Feud
Wide receiver Amari Cooper and linebacker Malcolm Smith recently appeared on a special edition of *Family Feud*, and after their respective performances, both players showed they are definitely more impressive competing on the gridiron than they are competing on game shows.
Cooper and Smith participated in the two of the NFL editions of the popular game show, with Cooper and the AFC Offense taking on the NFC Defense, while Smith and the AFC Defense took on the NFC Offense.
While both Raiders' teams eventually fell, Cooper and Smith individually provided some memorable moments throughout the course of the feud.
Sean Smith Cracks List of NFL's Top Outside Cornerbacks
After an improved season across the board in 2015, the Silver and Black's defense still finished ranked 26th in pass defense, allowing 258 yards per game through the air.
Cornerback David Amerson delivered an impressive season for the team after being waived by the Washington Redskins and joining the Raiders prior to Week 3. However, behind Amerson, the team wasn't able to really find any depth at the position, which is precisely why they signed free agent cornerback Sean Smith in March.
Silver And Black Position Battles
We're just a few weeks out from the start of Training Camp 2016, so we've begun taking a closer look at the position groups up and down the roster, and what to expect from each player heading into the new season.
Brett Favre Shares Thoughts About Derek Carr
Since the end of his impressive 2015 regular season, quarterback Derek Carr has received a plethora of praise from around the league – Hall of Famers included.
Wednesday evening, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area caught up with Brett Favre at a San Francisco Giants' game and during the course of their interview, questions arose about the Raiders' gunslinger.
"I don't know if I'd consider him a gunslinger," said Favre. "He's a little more polished – and I mean that with all due respect – I think he's done a tremendous job with Oakland and I like the way he plays, but again, I think he's a little more polished I would say. I like to watch him, good player."
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