Found January 03, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
Defensive players of the Oakland Raiders decided to fine themselves $100 for each penalty and since the Raiders have committed a league-worst 82 penalties on defense they are paying for it. In fact $8,200 worth of penalties, more than twice the league average of 35. According to the, It doesn’t really fit in a jar. “It’s in a Brinks truck,” defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan, who brings out the money as a visual reminder at meetings and locks it up at night. “Charity will love us at the end of the year,” Bresnahan said. The 2011 squad established new NFL marks for penalties and penalty yardage, finishing with 163 for 1,358 yards and breaking the standards established by the 1998 Chiefs, who were flagged 158 times for 1,304 yards. “We have overcome it in certain instances but, then for us, in certain drives, like the Detroit game, we have those (penalties) that keep drives alive that make a difference in the game,” Bresnahan said. “So, we got to eliminate it. Our guys are taking a real concern to it out here in practice. And (we have) officials here every day (at practice). It’s not like they’re just standing around. They’re [...]

Raiders May Make More Moves Than Expected

After finishing an 8-8 season, the Oakland Raiders have a lot of important decisions to make regarding the future of the organization. Of course the most important decision being who will act as G.M. to replace the late Al Davis, not only as a leader but as a personal director. The Raiders also have to decide what kind of changes need to be taken to the coaching staff, as well as...

Carson Palmer Calls Season With Oakland Raiders A FAILURE

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Raiders Deny Bresnahan Was Fired

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Chargers end Raiders playoff hopes with win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- For all the talk about what it would take to send Oakland to the playoffs, the Raiders were unable to accomplish the one part they could control. Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes and Richard Goodman returned a kickoff 105 yards for another score as the San Diego Chargers ended Oakland's playoff hopes by beating the Raiders 38-26 on Sunday. ...

Chargers send Raiders home for the offseason

As 2012 begins, the Raiders 2011 season is over. A win would have given them the AFC West division title. But they lost to the Chargers 38-26 to send them home for the playoffs with an 8-8. The defense couldn't stop the Chargers and the offense couldn't keep up. By the time the game started, the Raiders already knew they would not be able to get in the playoffs as a wildcard...

Carson Palmer states the obvious: This season was a failure

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Video: Chargers Richard Goodman’s 105-Yard TD Run

Check out this video. The San Diego Chargers’ Richard Goodman returned a kickoff 105 yards as San Diego ended the Oakland Raiders playoff hopes by beating them 38-26 on Sunday. Goodman's kickoff return TD was the first for San Diego since 2008. The Chargers (8-8) could only celebrate the role of spoiler as their season came to an end. Sunday’s victory may very well be...

With Door to Playoffs Open, Raiders Stumble and Fall

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Raiders take disappointing finish into offseason

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