KEN NORTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Raiders to sign Bruce Irvin

The Oakland Raiders have made some pretty big noise on the last day of the legal free-agent tampering period around the NFL. Hours after multiple reports indicated the team is going to sign offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele comes this from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport: Source: The #Raiders will sign LB Bruce Irvin when the league year starts tomorrow. Out of nowhere. — Ian Rapoport...
Via Sportsnaut
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Time to start questioning Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.

Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. is a first time coordinator who is working with a less than spectacular defensive roster. And through nine games of the 2015 season, that combination has turned out to be an unmitigated disaster. For a period of time, it was just the pass defense that was struggling as the Raiders boasted one of the better run defenses in the league...
Via cover32
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Top five adjustments by Ken Norton Jr. and Jack Del Rio

The Oakland Raiders started the season giving up 66 points in their first two games. The defense looked like it could end up being among the worst in the league. There was no pass rush, players were missing tackles left and right, corners were getting burned like mad and points were scored at will. Since then, however, the Raiders defense has tightened up and played much better....
Via cover32
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders DC Norton Jr. wants his players to run on 'empty'

Ken Norton Sr. was a boxer who never backed down from a punch.Ken Norton Jr., the Raiders' new defensive coordinator, wants to instill that same mindset in his new Oakland players.“I’ve coached and played the same way," Norton Jr. told CSN Bay Area. "Early on in my coaching career, I learned that I needed to approach games, practice, meetings the way I played the game – just...
Via Fox Sports
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ken Norton Jr.’s path from player to coach to defensive coordinator of the Raiders

Ken Norton, Jr., son of former professional boxer Ken Norton, Sr., is currently the defensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders. With the start of minicamp upon us, Raider Nation was given the chance to see Norton’s first press conference in silver and black on Tuesday. He addressed his fiery persona that seems to get players behind him, allowing him to exploit those players’...
Via cover32
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

DC Ken Norton Jr. says defense is 'going to surprise you'

Oakland Raiders' defensive coordinator Ken Norton has been on successful teams his entire career and he wants to use that experience to transform the club's unit into a winner. Norton's intensity has been well documented; however, when asked about his defense, he simply said in 2015, they 'will surprise you.' "I saw a group that needed a little leadership, a little direction...
Via 60 Max Power O
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton Jr. Waking Up the Team is Hilarious

Ken Norton Jr. was an absolute beast of a player back in his day so it only stands to reason that he would be just as much of a beast when it comes to coaching. The only thing is that he doesn't hit people anymore for a living so he has to channel that intensity in another fashion. Thanks to this video from linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong it appears that he is putting his intensity...
Via FatManWriting
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Raiders now hire Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator?

With the Super Bowl now out of the way, the Raiders are now free to pursue any coaches from the Seahawks that may interest them. Oakland has the need for at least two coaches on the defensive side of the ball, none more important than their as-now-empty defensive coordinator. The Raiders are believed to be interested in Seattle linebacker coach Ken Norton Jr., who goes way back with...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Latest 30 For 30 Covers Ali vs Norton Controversy

The latest film in the 30 for 30 Shorts series, from Emmy Award-winning director Eric Drath, debuted today on Grantland.com. “Robbed” delves into the 1976 Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton fight inside the ring at Yankee Stadium. The conclusion of this fight would go down as one of the most controversial decisions in the sport of boxing. But this fight, which should have been remembered...
Via BadCulture
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: 30 for 30 “Robbed” on Muhammad Ali-Ken Norton III at Yankees Stadium & police strike

30 for 30 Shorts: “Robbed” Looks at Intersection of Boxing Injustice and Urban Chaos in the 1970s: The latest film in the 30 for 30 Shorts series, from Emmy Award-winning director Eric Drath, debuted today on Grantland.com. Right here, you can watch the video of the new 30 for 30 Shorts in its entirety. “Robbed” delves into the 1976 Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton fight inside...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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