Managing editor of the Raiders Wire and Chargers Wire of USA TODAY Sports Media Group, Will Reeve Jr, joins Tyler Wyatt on 1180 WVLZ in Nashville, Tennessee to talk the 2017 NFL draft, Tennessee prospects and much more.

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The Oakland Raiders held their pre-draft press conference Friday, and Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and Jack Del Rio had plenty to say on all the hot topics surrounding the team.

In this inaugural episode of the Raiders Wire Podcast, managing editor Will Reeve Jr tackles the following:

  • How serious was Reggie McKenzie when he said he would go “all offense” at Friday’s press conference?
  • How firm is the deadline that McKenzie gave on Marshawn Lynch and how Lynch dragging his feet impacts the Raiders’ draft plans.
  • Aldon Smith, will he ever play again? Does it even matter anymore for Oakland if he does?
  • Will Reuben Foster fall to the Raiders at No. 24?

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  • Will discusses McKenzie’s praise of former Sooners running back Joe Mixon, and the fact the team has greenlit the GM to draft the talented RB
  • Jack Del Rio roasts 2017 NFL schedule
  • The 2017 NFL draft and what must be done if Oakland wants to be able to overcome their difficult schedule and take the next step towards a championship.

And much more.

Raiders Wire managing editor Will Reeve Jr. joins Zakariah and Chris Townsend on 95.7 The Game to discuss all of the latest Oakland Raiders news.

  • 2017 NFL draft: Where should the Raiders look in the early rounds?
  • Should Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie go all defense this draft?
  • What about protecting Raiders quarterback Derek Carr?
  • Is Marshawn Lynch really going to play?

And much more.

Raiders Wire managing editor Will Reeve Jr. joins Nate Jones of KIMM 106.7 FM and 1150 AM to discuss the latest on the Oakland Raiders.

  • Where does the blame truly lie in the Raiders’ Las Vegas relocation?
    • How much impact California’s economy had on the team’s decision
    • Why both the city of Oakland and the NFL left Raiders owner Mark Davis without much of a choice to relocate the team
  • Why the Raiders will likely have even more fans prior to their eventual move to Sin City
    • Don’t underestimate the strength of the brand
    • Are there more Raiders fans in L.A. than Chargers and Rams fans?
  • Will Marshawn Lynch finally become a Oakland Raider?
    • What exactly are the obstacles in front of Lynch?

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Will Reeve Jr guests on ESPN Radio in Missouri to discuss the Oakland Raiders’ relocation, AFC West and more.

 

Will Reeve Jr guests with Chris Plank on FOX Sports Radio to discuss the NFL Scouting Combine, Raiders draft needs and strategies, Adrian Peterson, the Chargers and much more.

Raiders Wire managing editor Will Reeve Jr. stops in to join Josh Pacheco of ESPN Hawaii to discuss the already eventful Raiders offseason.

  • Draft priorities
  • How the Raiders should fill their need at running back
  • Should Derek Carr get the richest quarterback contract in history?
  • What will Khalil Mack’s contract value be worth?
  • Is this the most excited Raiders fans have ever been about their team?
  • The latest on Raiders relocation news
  • Adrian Peterson as a Raider?
  • More

In part one of the episode, Raiders Wire managing editor Will Reeve Jr. welcomes comedian, writer, actor, sports guru and friend Jay Mohr to the show to discuss the Oakland Raiders’ 2017 NFL draft prospects.

  • How strongly should Christian McCaffrey be considered with the Raiders No. 24 pick?
  • Why Jay doesn’t believe Oakland even needs to draft a defensive tackle
  • Why drafting a fullback actually makes sense for the Silver and Black
  • What running backs should Oakland consider?
  • And much more

Be sure to check out Jay’s podcast and website if being entertained is your thing.

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Raiders Wire managing editor and All Weather Fan podcast host Will Reeve Jr. joins FOX Sports Radio’s Jason Smith to discuss the latest breaking news regarding the Oakland Raiders relocation efforts considering Sheldon Adelson has now backed out of the stadium build.

  • Why Adelson backed out
  • How it could be a blessing that he did
  • How, why and what the Raiders’ backup plan looks like for not being able to appease Adelson
  • Why the Raiders aren’t likely to go anywhere until 2020 regardless of March vote
  • And much more

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All Weather Fan Podcast host and Raiders Wire of USA TODAY Sports Media Group’s Will Reeve Jr, is joined by Patriots Wire and Falcons Wire’s managing editors Henry McKenna and Tim Weaver respectively to discuss Sunday’s Super Bowl LI.

  • How much (if at all) is Tom Brady’s case for “best of all time” marred by unsavory accusations around himself and the Patriots according to Henry?
  • How do Boston fans handle losing from someone who has been immersed in that culture?
  • Final score prediction and analysis from both Tim and Henry

Will offers his unique pick, reasoning and scoring line after speaking with both Henry and Tim about the big game.

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Will Reeve Jr. joins FOX Sports Radio’s Chris Plank on his show to discuss Week 16 Oakland Raiders football.

  • Mario Edwards Jr.’s return and his impact
  • Aldon Smith remaining in limbo
  • How concerning is Raiders quarterback’s Derek Carr finger injury heading into the postseason?
  • The turnaround in Oakland

Will is the Managing Editor of the Raiders Wire of USA TODAY Sports Media Group. Be sure to check out his content there.

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JOSH GORDON ARREST WARRANT, TIM TEBOW 

  • Why Josh Gordon has another arrest warrant issued for him
  • Adam Schefter now tweet Tim Tebow batting practice?

KIRK COUSINS ISN’T AS BAD AS HE LOOKS

  • Why the offseason and on-field strategy of the Washington Redskins has dramatically hurt the signal caller
  • What the team needs to do moving forward

DENVER BRONCOS WITH THE DENVER POST’S CAMERON WOLFE

  • Is this team truly Super Bowl worthy with Trevor Siemian at the reigns?
  • How far away is Paxton Lynch
  • Terence Crutcher shooting and the Broncos’ stance on the ongoing police brutality scenario

AND MUCH MORE

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WILL OPENS THE SHOW DISCUSSING:

  • The Teddy Bridgewater serious knee injury and what it means for his career moving forward
    • What Las Vegas says Bridgewater is worth points-wise
    • Why the Minnesota Vikings may be OK, and how it might be a blessing in disguise for the team that this happened
    • The quarterback that’s attainable who’s a perfect fit for Norv Turner’s offense
  • Tim Tebow trying working out in front of 26 MLB teams
    • Why no MLB players should be upset about it
    • What the scouts said
  • Veterans for Kaepernick trend
    • How it was both powerful but also puts more pressure on the quarterback to put feet on his position
    • How, if you listen closely and objectively, Colin Kaepernick is talking out of both sides of his mouth when it comes to the country

SPORTS BRAND MANAGER OTIS SMITH DROPS IN:

  • What would Smith advise Kaepernick to do?
    • Does he disagree with how he went about this?
    • Why what is hurting Kaepernick’s brand more now than anything has nothing to do with his sitting during the National Anthem
  • The evolution in sports management
    • What players are doing now that they’ve never done in regards to representation and how that affects agents, players and leagues moving forward

Will Reeve is a podcaster and national NFL and NBA Columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He also is a contributor for the Rams Wire of the USA Today Sports Media Group. ESPN Radio, NBC Sports Radio, Sirius XM Radio and many others have featured his work and Will himself on their programs. You can follow him on Twitter or connect with him on Facebook.

TODAY ON THE SHOW, WILL OPEN UP DISCUSSING:

  • His stance on the Colin Kaepernick situation
  • Tony Romo going down and it’s impact, if any, on the division
  • The sneaky NFC East team that may end up really good
  • What the preseason has taught us about some of the better teams in the NFL, as well as Brock Osweiler

WILL IS THEN JOINED BY THREE-TIME NCAA CHAMPION AND NBA CHAMPION HENRY BIBBY

  • Henry introduces an innovative basketball that changes how you should train
  • Talks about the evolution of the game and how to reach the current superstar in the NBA
  • Has the game become too soft? Does it need players to play like Russell Westbrook? Henry discusses

CULTURAL CRITIC, AUTHOR AND CONSULTANT BIJAN C. BAYNE DROPS IN

  • The sports historian discusses the prism that people are viewing the Colin Kaepernick situation
  • Offers historical context and perspective into Kaepernick’s decision
  • Drops a very interesting story on Elgin Baylor

 

WILL REEVE OPENS UP DISCUSSING UFC 202 

  • Why the biggest fight in MMA history between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz was so memorable
  • Why McGregor clearly won the fight despite the blow-back, and no, it wasn’t politically motivated
  • Will there be a third fight and who will win?

THEN WILL IS JOINED BY THE RAMS WIRE OF USA TODAY SPORTS MEDIA GROUP’S JEFF SMITH TO DISCUSS:

  • The Los Angeles Rams going 2-0 in the preseason and can fans put any stock into the preseason performances?
  • Jared Goff’s two fumbles and mixed performance and if Jeff is concerned about the young QB?
  • Might the Rams have the sneakiest best backfield in the NFL?

NBA.COM’S HOOPMAG’S JOSH EBERLEY THEN DROPS IN TO DISCUSS NBA AND TEAM USA

  • How much value does the gold medal have from Josh’s perspective versus a championship?
  • Will Kevin Durant disappear at times on the Golden State Warriors as he has in the Olympics?
  • The pros and cons of Olympic basketball and Carmelo Anthony’s comments
  • Would LeBron James make a good owner?
  • His Hoop 10 project ranking the 10 best seasons of all-time

WILL REEVE JOINS FREDDIE COLEMAN ON HIS ESPN RADIO SHOW TO DISCUSS:

  • The very unique position the Los Angeles Rams are in this season
  • The latest developments in the Ryan Lochte robbery saga
  • Kirk Cousins set to finally to buck the narrative?
  • Roger Goodell’s misuse of power and just how much power he wields in the most recent NFL legal developments

RYAN LOCHTE, THE ROBBERY THAT WASN’T?

Did the United States Olympian lie about being robbed in Rio?

  • What the new evidence and police questioned suggests
  • Why Lochte had his passport seized by a Brazilian judge
  • The glaring inconsistencies in his story

WHAT PLAYERS CAN DO ABOUT ROGER GOODELL’S POWER TRIP WITH GUEST DANIEL WALLACH

  • Sports law expert Daniel Wallach drops in to give insight that is sure to shock fans on how long the four players who are refusing to interview with Goodell could be suspended
  • What the players need to do now in order to protect their rights, and why it won’t likely happen

USA MEN’S BASKETBALL OLYMPIC TEAM, LOS ANGELES LAKERS AND BOSTON CELTICS TALK WITH GUEST JAMES HOLAS

  • What the team needs to do in order to not be shocked this Olympics per James Holas of BBALLBREAKDOWN
  • Holas eats crow on the state of his Boston Celtics after their offseason and gives his short and long-term prediction for the team
  • How will the Los Angeles Lakers young corps fair over the next two years?
    • Are any of these guys stars?

RIO OLYMPICS 

  • Why even when bringing context into play, Michael Phelps is still the greatest Olympian of all-time
  • How fear mongering is mercifully being defeated by each passing day without sickness or tragedy in Rio
  • Katie Ledecky just might end up better than Phelps

CARMELO ANTHONY

  • The true way to interpret his comments on winning the gold medal and importance of an NBA championship to his resume

WILL IS THEN JOINED BY NBC SPORTS’ MIKE LIVE TO CHOP UP:

LOS ANGELES RAMS 

  • Can Jeff Fisher really be the coach who can take this team to the next level?
  • The unique opportunity that the Rams have to captivate a major US city due to the greed of other local sports franchises
  • How and why Mike jumped on the Rams’ bandwagon

LOS ANGELES LAKERS

  • After covering the team the last two seasons for NBC Sports, how badly does Mike feel the Lakers business decisions have alienated the Lakers’ fan base?

THANKING JERRY JONES IN LA?

  • Why Los Angeles should take a moment to thank the Dallas Cowboys owner

OAKLAND RAIDERS

  • Why it’s imminent that the Raiders will end up in Las Vegas

And Much more

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TIGER WOODS’ IMPACT ON GOLF

  • Why Tiger Woods might be the most impactful athlete in American sports history
  • Why Nike is pulling out of golf
  • How far the sport has fallen by the numbers

RUSSELL WESTBROOK

  • Was it actually the easiest thing for Russell Westbrook to do by re-signing with the Thunder?
    • Why and why not
  • How good will the Thunder be with Westbrook locked up
  • Why Westbrook staying put was actually just as difficult of a decision as Kevin Durant deciding to move on to the Golden State Warriors

TIM LINCECUM

  • Will elaborates on how and why his game has fallen off so dramatically and why it’s time to retire for the former two-time Cy Young

YASIEL PUIG

  • How him and Colin Kaepernick are the same guy essentially

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

  • Just how broken is the system?
  • How much of Brett Favre’s shortcomings have gotten swept under the rug over the years, and why that is so
  • Why Terrell Owens was an all-time snub

OLYMPICS

  • How the IOC is the most corrupt system in sports and how that may or may not affect viewership of the Olympic Games in Rio

DALLAS COWBOYS

  • The Cowboys stay in the news for all of the wrong reasons as they get fined for having too many players suspended for substance abuse
  • Why the Cowboys’ marijuana issue isn’t something to gloss over

WILL ADDRESSES NICK WRIGHT’S TAKE ON MARIJUANA TESTING IS AN INVASION OF PRIVACY FOR ATHLETES

  • Will explains how he’s not as conservative as you think while also demolishing Fox Sports’ Nick Wright take that NFL players (and everyone “down to grocery store workers”) shouldn’t be tested for what the do on their own time

JAY BRUCE

  • Why the three-way deal that has the Los Angeles Dodgers landing Jay Bruce may not result in much more than what the team is currently on track for
  • The true norm for Bruce and why this season is the exception and not the norm
  • How far the Dodgers (from a management perspective) are from being on par with some of the best franchises in Major League Baseball such as the St Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants

ALDON SMITH

  • Will has a laugh on Smith’s video
  • Discusses why the rehab stay was vital to Smith having any chance, and what those chances are of him playing this year

FAN CALL IN

  • Fan Jarrett Garcia calls in to attempt to finally convince Will to cave and play Fantasy Football this year

AND MUCH MORE

 

WILL OPENS UP TALKING ABOUT PEYTON MANNING

  • How his exoneration by the NFL doesn’t show any sort of bias, but rather reveals character that was so haphazardly attempted to be tainted by atrocious blogging
  • How Manning handled the HGH false claims and Shaun King digging up bogus claims from his University of Tennessee days perfectly and why his conduct gives him the final “W” over Tom Brady

JOSH GORDON

  • All of the details of Josh Gordon’s reinstatement
  • Why Will feels that Cleveland and shrewd fans shouldn’t hold out too much hope for Gordon to be able to overcome the odds and be a feel good story
  • How the Cleveland Browns should handle Gordon, and why moving him to a different city may actually end up being the best thing for him

MICHAEL JORDAN FINALLY TAKES A STAND

  • After making a career out of not getting involved in civil rights issues and political happenings, Michael Jordan does one of the most impactful things he’s done on or off the court in his entire career
  • Jordan brings context, hope and assistance in his wise words and actions to both African Americans and law enforcement in one fell swoop

AND MUCH MORE

NBA MOVING 2017 NBA ALL STAR GAME AWAY FROM CHARLOTTE

  • Why Will loves Adam Silver and how he encompasses everything a league commissioner and leader should represent
  • Why the NBA was correct in doing what they did
  • How fear mongering in our society breeds discrimination and why operating from a place of authoritative love is incredibly powerful in sports and life

EZEKIEL ELLIOT

  • The latest details on the domestic violence accusations rookie Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot faces
  • How concerned should the Cowboys be on any suspension?

LE’VEON BELL

  • Bell is facing another suspension for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy for refusing to take drug tests and how Will think that affects his fantasy value and ability to sign a long-term deal

WILL IS JOINED BY RUDY REYES OF THE RUDEDOG SHOW TO DISCUSS:

  • Reyes’ inside stance on how Bell’s pattern of behavior affects him and the Pittsburgh Steelers
    • Should the Steelers not lock him up?
    • Will they still be a force to be reckoned with without Bell?
  • Reyes’ stance on Kirk Cousins not getting a long-term deal
    • Does he agree with Will that the Washington Redskins should have locked him up?
    • Why or why not?
  • Reyes’ take on the career of Ray Rice being definitively over

 

WILL TACKLES TODAY’S HOT TOPICS:

  • Dwyane Wade electing to sign with the Chicago Bulls
    • Why the Bulls are smarter than fans think from a business and basketball standpoint
    • Why it was beyond time for Wade to take care of himself and some shocking financial numbers from his time with the Miami Heat
    • If the Bulls will be a title contending team with the core of Rajon Rondo, Jimmy Butler and Wade?
    • Why Rondo and Wade both are going to be incredibly beneficial to Butler’s game
  • Chris Bosh and Russell Westbrook
    • Should they get together and sob tears rooted in mutual empathy due to their abandonment?
  • Golden State Warriors
    • Why the Cleveland Cavaliers still might have a edge over the super-team Warriors
    • Will asks the impossible? Is it possible to add a player like Kevin Durant and weaken your team in an area that was previously exposed?
    • Why Kevin Durant may be in more of a lose-lose situation than most people realize of think
    • How branding, entertainment and marketability affects athlete’s decisions and why no one should be hypocritical in either Durant or Wade making the fiscally wise decisions

And all things NBA.

WILL OPENS DISCUSSING:

  • Kevin Durant and why he likely felt he had to make the decision he did
    • Why fans shouldn’t lose respect for Durant
    • What it said about Durant’s mindset after his Game 6 collapse last year
    • Why this is nothing like what LeBron James did in going to the Miami Heat

THEN WILL IS JOINED BY THE MANAGING EDITOR OF TODAY’S FASTBREAK JASON PATT AND THEY CHOP UP:

  • Making sense of the Rajon Rondo signing for the Chicago Bulls
    • How good is Rondo truly, and how much of his accomplishment are “empty?”
    • The state of the Chicago Bulls
  • Kevin Durant
    • Did Jason lose any respect for Durant in leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder?
    • Does he think the Thunder must shop Russell Westbrook now
    • Does this mean that the Golden State Warriors are going to break the record they set this previous season for wins?
      • Should they even try?
  • San Antonio Spurs
    • Does the signing of Pau Gasol ensure little-to-no drop-off in the Spurs ability to be a great team?
    • Is there any way the Spurs can beat the Warriors in a seven-game series with Durant on the team?
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
    • Do they have to trade Kevin Love now given how terrible of a mathup the Warriors present with Durant on the roster?
  • Ripple Effects of Durant
    • Will and Jason discuss the ripple effects of Duran’t decision

WILL OPENS UP CAUTIONING THE NFL AND TELLING THEM TO TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO THE NBA’S MODEL:

  • How Greedy owners are hurting the game long-term
  • Why the best athletes are already starting to look towards basketball
  • What the NFL must do

LAKERS NATION’S SENIOR EDITOR COREY HANSFORD STOPS IN TO CHOP UP:

  • Why the Lakers didn’t actually make a blunder in signing Timofey Mozgov
    • What fans need to understand about the current state of the franchise on the market in regards to this signing
    • How Mozgov’s deal actually reflects in regards to cap percentage
  • What Luke Walton needs to do with this team to get the best out of them
  • Was DeMar DeRozan really a big loss in free agency for the Lakers?
  • How the Lakers need to flesh out this roster during the rest of free agency
  • Some encouraging words for Los Angeles Lakers fans

BBALLBREAKDOWN’S COLUMNIST AND PODCASTER JAMES HOLAS STOPS TO DISCUSS:

  • Mike Conley
    • Was it really as bad of a deal as it looks on the surface?
    • How the signing of Parsons and Conley affect the Grizzlies chances
  • Boston Celtics
    • Are they actually in a worse state than the Lakers in regards to the long-term?
    • Why and why not
    • Is Danny Ainge an overrated personnel guy?
  • NBA Free Agency
    • Will Kevin Durant be back?
    • Is Dwyane Wade really considering the New York Knicks
    • How bad will it be in New York?
    • All of the signings and breaking down their value

Will opens up discussing:

  • The devastating loss of Pat Summitt
    • What she meant to women’s basketball and women in general being able to break through in the South as she did
    • The legacy she left and some of the touching stories that demonstrated the woman’s heart
    • Why she was a  pioneer
  • The loss of Buddy Ryan
    • Discusses his legacy and impact he’s left on the game and his son
    • Offers respect for the great coach
  • Andrew Luck’s Contract
    • Discusses how Luck can spend his first paycheck ending poverty or buying schoolbooks for one hemisphere of children
    • Contemplates why Jim Irsay would openly make it so easy in discussing he was going to give Luck the richest QB contract ever months before he did so
    • The risks involved in the deal

Then Will is joined by Bleacher Report’s and Today’s Fastbreak’s Kelly Scaletta to discuss:

  • Kevin Durant sweepstakes
    • Would he be crazy to consider Boston?
    • Is he going to leave?
    • How him landing on either the Spurs or Warriors affects his legacy
  • Dwight Howard
    • What is his value now?
  • NBA Free Agency
    • Kelly gives his sneaky most valuable free agent on the market
  • Los Angeles Lakers
    • Kelly discusses what fans and the team need to do to get this thing correct