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The Raiders Insider Podcast

NBC Sports Bay Area Raiders Insider Scott Bair brings you comprehensive NFL coverage of all things Oakland Raiders. Don't miss weekly in-depth interviews all year long with players, coaches, front office personnel, alumni and fellow media members... Raiders Insider Scott Bair brings you comprehensive NFL coverage of all things Oakland Raiders. Don't miss weekly in-depth interviews all year long with players, coaches, front office personnel, alumni and fellow media members...
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Raiders: Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins

Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins joined the Raiders Insider Podcast to talk about his increased leadership role, why the Raiders have proven resilient despite so many setbacks and how they’ll handle Titans RB Derrick Henry coming up Sunday. We also travel back in time to Hankins' early days as a running back and how he evolved into the dominant defensive lineman he has become today. (2:18) Scott and Josh share their biggest concerns over the last two games (5:45) Scott and Josh talk...


Raiders: Quarterback Derek Carr

Derek Carr was as candid and insightful as ever during this week's appearance on the Raiders Talk podcast, breaking down how this team became so resilient, why he’s playing some of his best football this season, in what ways Jon Gruden is starting to wear off on him and why this team's standards continue to rise. While he concedes this is a roster in development, Carr explains why he thinks this team can make a playoff push right now.


Raiders: Safety D.J. Swearinger

Safety D.J. Swearinger joins the Raiders Talk podcast after his standout Silver and Black debut, where he lead the team in tackles just eight days after signing with the team. It’s clear from our conversation that Swearinger is hungry to make the most of this opportunity, and why he wants to reinvent himself as a player after making the Raiders his sixth NFL stop despite this being his seventh season. There’s no doubting DJ’s work ethic and drive, and we discuss its origins and why he...


Raiders: Defensive end Maxx Crosby

Raiders rookie defensive end Maxx Crosby joined the Raiders Talk podcast to discuss his rapid rise up the depth chart and the relentless effort that has become his signature. We delve into his backstory to explain how he became so good and maximizing golden opportunities and the Raider he's teaming up with this offseason on a hip-hop album.


Raiders: Receiver Hunter Renfrow

Raiders rookie receiver and Clemson legend Hunter Renfrow joined the Raiders Talk podcast to discuss his transition from college to the NFL, his penchant for performing in the clutch and how he handles the perceived knocks against him with a smile.


Raiders: Cornerback Trayvon Mullen

Raiders rookie cornerback Trayvon Mullen joins the Raiders talk podcast to break down his first NFL start Sunday against the Houston Texans, what it took for him to reach this point and why it was a dream come true. We also discuss his tough decision to leave Clemson early, his unreal National Championship performance at Levi’s Stadium and why he might not be the last member of his immediate family to get selected in the NFL draft.


Raiders: Receiver Zay Jones

Raiders receiver Zay Jones joins the Raiders Talk podcast to discuss his integration into the Raiders offense, his week spent with Jon Gruden while living out of a hotel, in addition to a look back at his Buffalo Bills experience, how someone with NFL pedigree but only one scholarship offer became and college football record holder and eventually a second round pick. We also dive deep and discuss how his athletic and life experiences have helped him handle adversity both on and off the field.


Raiders: Left tackle Kolton Miller

Kolton Miller joins the Raiders Talk podcast to break down his excellent start to the season. His solid 2019 campaign started with solid spring and summer where he gained size, strength and confidence, set on improving upon a rookie year where he was banged up but started every game and played over 1,000 offensive snaps. Now he’s a reliable part of an excellent offensive line leading the way for a run-first Raiders attack balanced by an efficient passing game, armed with a belief that he can...


Breaking down Raiders vs. Bears with NBCS Bears Insider J.J. Stankevitz

NBC Sports Chicago Bears Insider JJ Stankevitz joins the Raiders Talk Podcast to help paint a full picture of what Sunday's game against Chicago means for both teams. We give full injury updates, breakdown this matchup from every angle and, of course, talk about Khalil Mack finally facing his former team.


Raiders: Tight end Darren Waller

Raiders tight end Darren Waller joins the podcast to discuss what's setting up to be a breakout season. He’s racking up yards and catches and making the most of a golden opportunity that he thought might never come. This is an elite talent with two suspensions for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, someone who has gotten clean and sober, realized vast potential and shown the courage required to share his story with the NFL world. Plus, Josh Schrock and I break down all things...


Raiders: Veteran linebacker Tahir Whitehead

Veteran linebacker and Raiders team captain Tahir Whitehead joins the Raiders Talk Podcast to explain why he’s optimistic following the Silver and Black’s 1-1 start, and why this long stretch of road games shouldn’t faze a high-character group. Most of our conversation isn’t about football, discussing what it was like for him growing up in a rough neighborhood, the pivot point in his life that led to a long, productive NFL career and why it’s so important for him to set the right example for...


Raiders: Edge rusher Clelin Ferrell

Raiders rookie edge rusher Clelin Ferrell joined the Raiders Talk podcast to discuss about the excitement of getting his first NFL sack and first NFL win in his first NFL game, how he deals with the expectations that come with being the No. 4 overall selection, one many pundits believe was taken to high and how he plans to be a long-term defensive leader, steady producer and worthy face of the franchise.


Raiders: General manager Mike Mayock

General manager Mike Mayock joined the Raiders Talk podcast to preview the 2019 season, which kicks off Monday night against the Denver Broncos. We discussed his excitement over a new career path, the offseason's major roster overhaul and his evaluation of several key players, including quarterback Derek Carr and his first ever NFL draft class. And, of course, we talked about Hard Knocks and how the Raiders have handled the Antonio Brown drama throughout this preseason. It’s an excellent,...


Raiders: Fullback Alec Ingold

Undrafted free agent fullback Alex Ingold joins the Raiders Insider Podcast after putting his best foot forward this preseason. We’ll know soon if it was enough to earn a roster spot, but his performance was certainly worthy of one. We talked about his heavy workload with Keith Smith recovering from knee surgery, staying positive with roster cuts coming up, his Senior Bowl experience with the Raiders and his days as a superstar high school quarterback in his native Wisconsin.


Raiders: Defensive back Lamarcus Joyner

This week’s Raiders Insider Podcast features special guest special guest Lamarcus Joyner, who doesn’t like to be labeled a safety or a slot cornerback. There's another term that fits, one that speaks to his versatility and value in the Raiders secondary. Joyner also discusses his role as the secondary’s resident advisor despite being the not-so-old age of 28. He is that unit’s best player by a long shot, and has brought a combination of expertise and experience to the group that has been...


Raiders: Dr. David Chao explains Antonio Brown's foot issues

Former NFL team physician Dr. David Chao breaks down Antonio Brown's foot issues, what could've created such an odd situation and offers an opinion on whether this will impact the star receiver's 2019 regular season. Chao also explains how cryotherapy may have played a role in Brown's foot issues, and the conditions that compounded the issues that have kept him out of most Raiders training camp practices. Also, NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair and Josh Schrock break down the Raiders start to...


Raiders: Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney joins the Raiders Insider Podcast in an exclusive interview with NBC Sports Bay Area reporter Josh Schrock, to discuss the strong ties between his team and the Silver and Black. The Raiders selected three Tigers in this year’s NFL draft, starting with No. 4 overall selection, defensive end Clelin Ferrell. They took cornerback Trayvon Mullen in the second round and receiver Hunter Renfrow in the fifth, completing a trio that played a huge role in Clemson’s...


Raiders: Breaking down training camp's first week

NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair and Josh Schrock break down the first week of Raiders training camp, with plenty to talk about after five days and four practices, including two in pads. Scott and Josh discuss Antonio Brown's drama-filled start, Derek Carr's new weapons and the "Hard Knocks" impact. They also go over three encouraging signs and three causes for concern as the Raiders progress through training camp.


Raiders: "Hard Knocks" showrunner Ken Rodgers

NFL Films VP and “Hard Knocks” showrunner Ken Rodgers pulls back the curtain on how the popular, long-running HBO documentary show will capture the team coming together in Napa. From Jon Gruden to Antonio Brown to Mike Mayock and Derek Carr and even Richie Incognito, there are plenty of great personalities and storylines to explore, with 20 cameras to capture it all this preseason. Rodgers’ team must then turn 350 hours of footage into a one-hour show for five straight weeks. It’s an intense...


Raiders: Tight end Derek Carrier

Derek Carrier joins the Raiders Insider Podcast to discuss the 2019 season and his offseason plans, including a free football camp in his small Wisconsin hometown and significant time spent helping underprivileged youth. With training camp less than a month away, we also break down the state of the Raiders offense after so many offseason upgrades, and why there’s a strong belief the Silver and Black will make significant improvements in Year 2 under Jon Gruden. Derek Carrier’s a grinder to...