Reviewing Hard Knocks, episode 2

Teverly Lazenby
Raiders Reporter

By Teverly Lazenby // @TeverlyL

With the Oakland Raiders on HBO’s Hard Knocks this season, any and everything associated with the team and its players generates buzz amongst sports media. The mishaps reported between episode 1 and 2 have Raiders Fans excited for more.

This season Hard Knocks is the perfect hype leading up to the season opener on Monday, Sept. 9th against the Denver Broncos at the Black Hole in Oakland.

This week’s episode began with a team meeting, in which head coach Jon Gruden immediately captured the attention of his players (and the audience) by dropping a couple of F-bombs.  He also exclaimed that he wants ‘better execution and etiquette in practice’. He then hypes up the players by telling them to “Pick it up!” and stick their foot up somebodies [expletive].

In Gruden’s words “It’s time for us to wake up!”

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Hard Knocks review: Curses? What Curses?

Teverly Lazenby Raiders Reporter

By Teverly Lazenby // @TeverlyL

 

This week’s Hard Knocks episode started with a Gruden pep talk.  And then…

As a Raiders fan for over 25 years, the pirate theme is one that resonates with all of us. Much like pirates, Raiders fans have often attempted to justify a horrible ending season with a curse of some kind, or misfortune.

From quarterback curses to tuck-rules, you can imagine my reaction when I learned The Oakland Raiders were chosen to be featured on season 14 of Hard Knocks.

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