Yet another massively busy and jam-packed Silver and Black Today show on CBS Sports Radio 1140-AM. Tiki Barber joined us to talk about why Jon Gruden’s second stay in Oakland is a positive and talk about him being out of the game too long is overblown.
It’s time for football Raider Nation as we head into Week 1 of the 2018 NFL preseason and the start of the second Jon Gruden era for the Raiders. On this edition of our radio show, we update you on the news out of training camp this week and discuss the sustained national criticism of Gruden for being “out of touch” with the modern game.
Next, we welcome CBS Sports Radio national radio host, and 10-year NFL vet, Tiki Barber. Barber talks about Gruden’s return to the sidelines and tells us why he likes what the Raiders did to remake their roster.
Tiki Barber on CBS Sports Radio, January 2018 – Talking about how good Gruden’s return is for the NFL.
Dave Birkett, Detroit Lions beat writer for the Detroit Free Press, calls in on our Attorney Michael Troiano Newsmaker Line to give us insight into the new-look Lions. In their first year under former Patriots coach Matt Patricia, Birkett runs down what to expect in the team’s game against the Raiders on Friday.
"Jon Gruden hasn't picked up the phone to call Khalil Mack. The best player on his team has had no contact with him. You see how out of touch he is? Where they do that at?" — @ShannonSharpe pic.twitter.com/9dvie9Qxv3
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) August 2, 2018
We then keep it close to home as Fox 5 Las Vegas‘ Kevin Bolinger files his report on Raiders training camp in Napa. Bolinger spent last week in Napa and says the difference between last year and this year is like night and day. He also tells us how the Gruden and Derek Carr relationship is central to success this season.
We end the show with a little fun and invite all of Raider Nation to our special Raiders vs. Lions Game Watch Party, Friday, August 10 at Lagasse’s Stadium at the Palazzo Las Vegas. Starting at 7pm, the party kicks off with an overview by us and the Sports Adrenaline Las Vegas team and includes giveaways and great food and drink. Admission and parking are free.
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