Why would you not put Super Bowl money on the Oakland Raiders? Sean Smith might be getting better in practice. Marshawn Lynch wants kids to get haircuts.
Wake Up! Why don’t you put on a little makeup? This is the Black Hole Roll Call. Basically, Wednesday was about three things in Oakland Raiders land: putting five on the Silver and Black to win the Super Bowl, Sean Smith is supposedly having a good week in practice and Marshawn Lynch wants Oakland kids to have fresh cuts for school.
Those are all great things. Making money to see the Raiders win the Super Bowl is an amazing double whammy. Smith is done leaking like a sieve in coverage during Raiders practice. Lynch is going Beast Mode in making sure Oakland’s youth has strong hair game for the first day of school. What’s not to love?
Maybe the harsh reality that Donald Penn will have missed the entire Raiders training camp in Napa Valley due to his holdout. Yeah, that’s not great, but Ian Silberman can play some great third-string center for us.
Here is some of the best news you might have missed on your Raiders from Wednesday.
More Super Bowl bets placed on Raiders than any other NFL team – Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com
More money has been put on the Raiders to win Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis than any team in football. It is the combination of a few things like the Raiders having a huge fan base, the team moving to Las Vegas in two years and the good odds Oakland is getting at 20/1.
Don’t count Smith out – Jerry McDonald of The Mercury News
After getting tagged twice for penalties and getting burnt like toast on one play, Smith might have turned a corner at Raiders practice this week. Assistant head coach John Pagano has liked the effort he has seen out of the Raiders’ struggling corner this week. Maybe something was revealed on tape that could help Smith get back to good?
Donald Penn’s holdout drags on as Raiders wrap training camp – Lindsay H. Jones of USA TODAY Sports
There is one more day of Raiders camp in Napa Valley. After the preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, it will be back to Alameda for the Silver and Black. Will Penn be rejoining the team? It sadly doesn’t look to be the case, as his well publicized holdout continues.
Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch again offering kids free hair cuts for grades – Will Hernandez of Raiders Wire
Lynch is about giving back to the Oakland community as a new member of his hometown Raiders. With school about to start up, Lynch will be hosting a backpack giveaway on August 20 at Oakland Tech to make sure Oakland kids will have the school supplies and fresh haircuts they’ll need to start the school year off right.