Raider Nation has been critical of the Oakland Raiders’ choices at inside linebacker lately. Rolando McClain was a first-round pick in 2010 and Sio Moore was a third-rounder in 2013. But after they washed out, the Raiders started taking their ILBs late. Head coach Jack Del Rio, defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and general manager Reggie McKenzie were all linebackers in the NFL. So it’s easy to believe McKenzie when he says, “We know what a good linebacker is supposed to look like.” But coming into this season, they seem not to have been able to find them. In 2015, they took Ben Heeney and Neiron Ball in the fifth round and Max Valles in the sixth. They took Corey James in the sixth round
Events at a racist rally in Charlottesville, VA made national headlines this week after significant violence broke out and one woman, Heather Heyer, was killed after a car ran her over. The “Unite the Right” rally and subsequent coverage illustrated the continued rise of the alt-right and neo-Nazism in America, and the NBA has not turned a blind eye to the news. Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is one of the NBA players that have also taken to public discourse on the subject.
Conservative actor James Woods is monumentally unhappy that Confederate statues are being taken down.The movement to destroy these monuments has gained attention following the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacists rallied