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The Athletic's Jimmy Durkin, Vic Tafur, Ted Nguyen, and Tashan Reed offer Raiders coverage, commentary, interviews and more. You can listen to the State of the Nation podcast twice a week at theathletic.com/podcast/stateofthenation

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    • 4.8, 41 Ratings

The Athletic's Jimmy Durkin, Vic Tafur, Ted Nguyen, and Tashan Reed offer Raiders coverage, commentary, interviews and more. You can listen to the State of the Nation podcast twice a week at theathletic.com/podcast/stateofthenation

    Is Derek Carr the 20th Best QB In The NFL?

    Is Derek Carr the 20th Best QB In The NFL?

    The guys talk about Mike Sando's QB tiers article that had Derek Carr at #20 and if they think it was a fair rating or should he be higher. They talk about what they are looking forward to in training camp. They talk about how the improved LB core could really help improve the defense. And do the Raiders have any interest in Jadeveon Clowney?

    To check out Mike Sando's 2020 QB Tiers piece the guys were talking about, visit: https://theathletic.com/1945894/2020/07/27/2020-quarterback-tiers-50-coaches-and-evaluators-rank-the-nfl-starters/

    • 28 min
    Mark Davis Talks New Stadium In Vegas, Life With/Without Fans & What Happened in 2017 In Washington

    Mark Davis Talks New Stadium In Vegas, Life With/Without Fans & What Happened in 2017 In Washington

    The guys break down Vic's 2 part series with Mark Davis where he talks about many different things going on in the Raiders world today and in the past. They talk about Mark's comments about having fans in the stadium and how he wants it all or nothing. They talk about what really happened in 2017 in the game in Washington. And how leadership is a big part of what went wrong and right for the Raiders the past few seasons.

    • 21 min
    A look at the Raiders in the offseason

    A look at the Raiders in the offseason

    Will we see football back on time? Players volunteer workouts. Nick O'Leary health scare. Taking a look at position battles. The vibe in Vegas embracing the Raiders. And the most underrated Raiders players.

    • 43 min
    Raiders 2020 schedule breakdown

    Raiders 2020 schedule breakdown

    Taking a look at the upcoming season schedule for the Raiders. How many revenge games does Vic see? Can the Raiders find a way to fight off a tough start to the season and make the playoffs? What will the first season in Las Vegas look like?

    • 47 min
    Breaking down the Raiders' full 2020 Draft

    Breaking down the Raiders' full 2020 Draft

    In depth coverage of all 7 picks in the 2020 draft. How many will be immediate starters? What will the depth chart look like?

    • 45 min
    Taking a look at the Raiders first round picks

    Taking a look at the Raiders first round picks

    The Raiders draft WR Henry Ruggs and CB Damon Arnette in the first round. What positions might be targeted in round 3? Will the Raiders try to trade back into the 2nd round?

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Mr. Cynicism ,

Carr

Great show as usual. Problem is Carr is not a true leader. He’s soft and doesn’t bring that feeling that you would follow him into battle and lay your life down for him. Notice his lineman didn’t help him up after the sacks, that speaks volumes about his leadership or lack of. Paid too much to be that soft.

The Poop Face ,

No episode schedule

Show is fantastic, but would be better with regular recordings even if only once a week.

0010010 ,

One of the best Raider pods

Ted’s analysis is better than you’ll find almost anywhere else. The guy understands football on a level most of the beat writers just don’t. Jimmy does his job well and the new guy seems thoughtful in his comments. The show is great, but it might be better without Vic. He’s so jaded and miserable. His jokes aren’t funny and they often derail the conversation.

It was either the Mack trade, the move to Vegas, or Gruden coming back, but it’s been pretty clear to most Raider fans for a few years now that Vic just doesn’t want to be there any more.

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