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State of the Nation: A show about the Las Vegas Raiders

The Athletic

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

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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The Athletic

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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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English


Episodes

Recapping the Raiders 2021 Draft

5/4/2021
Jimmy, Vic, Tashan and Ted are ready to recap the Las Vegas Raiders 2021 Draft. After taking Alex Leatherwood in Round 1, the Raiders drafted a player that a lot of the experts thought was a steal for the Silver & Black. They traded up with the 49ers and drafted S Trevon Moehrig and hope to slot him in as a starter day 1. The guys break down the rest of the Raiders draft picks and if they think any of the draftees can come in immediately and make an impact. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:40:13

Raiders surprise with their pick of OT Alex Leatherwood at #17 in Round 1

4/30/2021
The guys are here and ready to break down the Raiders surprising everyone and taking OT Alex Leatherwood at #17 in Round 1 of the NFL Draft. In the eyes of a lot of the experts, the Raiders made a huge reach with this pick, but the Raiders think they found their guy. Leatherwood's technique is the biggest thing that people are concerned about. He was Tom Cable's favorite guy in the Draft, so they went with Cable's gut feeling on him. The guys talk about the rumor of Aaron Rodgers wanting out...

Duration:00:26:45

Raiders Draft Options & Reactions to a Tweet from Mark Davis

4/22/2021
The guys are back to talk about the upcoming NFL Draft and what they think the Raiders should do with pick #17. The guys give their thoughts about a tweet from Mark Davis on the Raiders Twitter on Tuesday. The guys think there was no context to the tweet and there was a great chance of it being taken the wrong way. They also thought that not deleting it was a very questionable decision. On to the next week's Draft where the Raiders pick 17th in the 1st round. What are the Raiders biggest...

Duration:00:33:24

Did the Raiders overpay on some of their latest moves?

4/2/2021
Jimmy, Vic, Tashan and Ted are back to talk about some of the recent Raiders moves that have raised some eyebrows. The Raiders signed Kolton Miller to an extension and they guys talk about it if they overpaid for a guy that might not be a top 5 player at his position. The Raiders also signed running back Kenyan Drake to a 2 year deal. The first year is pretty low money, but the second year is pretty high if he stays on the team or they cut him. The guys discuss if the Drake signing was a...

Duration:00:36:48

More Moves Made By The Raiders In Free Agency

3/18/2021
Jimmy, Vic, Tashan and Ted discuss the Raiders 2021 free agency. A look at their new signings, Yannick Ngakoue, John Brown, Quinton Jefferson and Solomon Thomas. Players the Raiders lost in free agency. And are the raiders loading up for 2022? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:13

Raiders make some moves before NFL Free Agency begins

3/11/2021
The boys are back and there is a lot of Raiders news to talk about heading into Free Agency next week. The Raiders earlier this week traded Trent Brown to the Patriots. The guys discuss if they think the Raiders might the right move dealing Trent. The o-line has a few more holes after a few more guys getting cut, but some might be brought back. Could Rodney Hudson be the next to go? The Raiders could have up to $45 million dollars available in cap space heading into Free Agency and the guys...

Duration:00:38:55

Are the Raiders interested in trading Derek Carr?

2/4/2021
Jimmy, Vic, Tashan and Ted have a lot of things to talk about in this Super Bowl edition of State Of The Nation. Vic's story about Nelson Agholor's speech after the loss to Miami came out. Very telling that a newcomer to the team had to be the one to say something after the team was in the middle of another second half collapse. Do they need to do something to change the locker room culture and is there anyone on the team that should step up to take that the leadership role? They talk about...

Duration:00:44:17

Raiders hire Gus Bradley to be their new Defensive Coordinator

1/14/2021
Jimmy, Vic, Tashan and Ted discuss the Raiders hiring Gus Bradley to be their new Defensive Coordinator. Bradley is a huge Gruden guy. He was given his first NFL job by Gruden back in Tampa Bay. The guys are concerned that the Cover 3 defense that Bradley runs is not a great fit with the Raiders cause of the talent they have to rush the passer. The Raiders will need to sign a big name pass rusher or make a deal or find a stud in the draft. There are a lot of what ifs with running that scheme...

Duration:00:25:20

Las Vegas Raiders Season Ending Awards Show

1/8/2021
Jimmy, Vic, Ted and Tashan give out their season ending awards for the Raiders. Some of the categories are the Warm Bum 2021 award, Positive Surprise award, Rookie of the Year on each side of the ball and of course Team MVP award. They discuss some interesting results that came from their voting. They also answer some questions about what the Raiders should do in the offseason regarding their free agents, coaches and possible trades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:37:37

Postgame- Week 17- Carr & Waller lead the Raiders to a last minute dramatic win vs the Broncos

1/4/2021
The guys break down the Raiders dramatic 32-31 win vs the Broncos to end the season. With the win the Raiders finish the season with an 8-8 record. Was good to see the young wrs get more snaps and chances this game, but it will be interesting to see if the Raiders decide to bring back Nelson Agholar next season. They really need to improve on defense and hiring a new defensive coordinator is gonna be a big part of that. They talk about if the Raiders should bring back Trent Brown. And the...

Duration:00:32:59

Raiders head to Denver to take on the Broncos to end the season

12/31/2020
Jimmy, Vic, Ted and Tashan preview the Raiders season finale vs the Broncos in Denver on Sunday. Not really sure what to expect in the finale since both teams are out of the playoffs and banged up. Will the Raiders play more young guys or still with the team that got them here this season? What are some things that the team needs to improve on in the offseason? Will they try to bring back Nelson Agholar or will his price tag be too much for the Silver and Black? Ruggs and Edwards struggled...

Duration:00:33:45

Postgame- Week 16- Dolphins beat the Raiders 26-25 with some craziness in the last minute

12/27/2020
Jimmy, Ted, Vic and Tashan break down the Raiders 26-25 loss to the Dolphins and all the craziness that happened in the 4th quarter. A tough crushing loss for the Raiders that eliminated them from the playoffs. Was the decision to play for the field goal late the right or wrong call? Things changed offensively for Miami when Ryan Fitzpatrick came into the game and showed off a little FitzMagic. The guys discuss some interesting play calls and why some players are getting more targets then...

Duration:00:33:10

Raiders look to end the season with some positives heading into next season

12/23/2020
Jimmy, Ted, Vic and Tashan give their thoughts on what positives they want to see from the Raiders in the last 2 games of the season to build towards next season. Raiders are pretty much eliminated from playoff contention, but they are still alive with many things needing to go their way to get in. Derek Carr is pushing to play vs Miami, but we will see on Saturday what the team decides. Mariota looked very intriguing last week and it could be worth giving a longer look for the Hawaiian QB....

Duration:00:32:03

Postgame- Week 15- Carr injured in 30-27 OT Loss to the Chargers on TNF

12/18/2020
Jimmy, Vic, Tashan and Ted break down the Raiders 30-27 OT loss to the Chargers on Thursday Night Football. Just a strange and weird football game between 2 struggling teams. Derek Carr injured his groin in the first half and Marcus Mariota came in for his season debut and gave a spark to the team. He gave the team a shot to win the game, but threw a interception late in regulation. It could be interesting to see what Mariota can do if Carr is gonna miss time with his injury. The Raiders...

Duration:00:29:49

Postgame- Week 14- Colts dominate the Raiders 44-27 & DC Paul Guenther fired after the game

12/14/2020
Jimmy, Vic, Ted and Tashan break down the Raiders 44-27 loss to the Colts and Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther getting fired after the loss. The big story is that Guenther was fired a few hours after the loss and Rod Marinelli will take over as the interim defensive coordinator to finish the season. Was it Guether's schemes, was it the players signed to improve the defense that didn't or was it a combo of both? The guys think that this is a possible move to fire up the defense heading...

Duration:00:30:58

A possible full strength Raiders team welcomes the Colts to Las Vegas on Sunday

12/10/2020
Jimmy, Vic, Tashan and Ted preview the Raiders upcoming home game vs the Colts on Sunday and how they could be getting some of their big named players back for it. The Colts and Raiders are neck and neck in the playoff standings heading into this big game in Vegas on Sunday. Reports from Raiders practice on Wednesday said they expect Josh Jacobs, Trent Brown and Johnathan Abram back for the Colts game, which is huge for the Silver and Black. They will need Trent Brown back vs a very strong...

Duration:00:33:33

Postgame- Week 13- Raiders get a dramatic last second 31-28 Win vs the Jets

12/7/2020
Jimmy, Vic, Tashan and Ted break down the Raiders dramatic last second 31-28 win vs the Jets in New York. Carr to Ruggs for a 46 yard miracle TD with 5 seconds left to win it for the Silver and Black. The Jets had a shot to win their first game of the season, but come up a little short. An ugly first half, but the Raiders led 17-13 at half. The Raiders take on the Colts next Sunday with lots of playoff intrigue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:05

Raiders head East to take on the lowly Jets and get back on track

12/3/2020
Jimmy, Tashan, Vic and Ted preview the Raiders upcoming game in NY vs the terrible 0-11 New York Jets. Coming off a butt kicking from the Falcons, the Raiders look to bounce back and the perfect opponent is next up for the Silver and Black on Sunday, the winless Jets. Not a ton of positive things to say about the Jets, other then they are decent vs the run and Frank Gore is still playing some productive football at the age of 37. The Raiders are getting healthy and finally don't have any...

Duration:00:34:02

Postgame- Week 12- Falcons dominate the Raiders 43-6 down in the ATL

11/30/2020
Jimmy, Ted, Vic and Tashan break down the Falcons crushing the Raiders in Atlanta 43-6 in Week 12. Raiders had a lot of issues in this game. Turnovers were the biggest issue for the Silver and Black and that led to short fields for Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense. Raiders o-line played maybe their worst game of the season. Penalties were also a huge problem for the Raiders and they turned some big plays into yards for ATL. Carr continues to have issues with the football and it might not be...

Duration:00:27:00

Despite Loss Raiders Show They Can Compete With One Of The Best Teams In The NFL

11/23/2020
Jimmy, Ted, Vic and Tashan breakdown Derek Carr's performance. Raiders defense liabilities. What has to happen for Johnathan Abram to be the player the Raiders hope he'll be? And a quick look ahead to the Raiders Week 12 matchup against the Falcons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:25