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Oakland Raiders general manager, Reggie McKenzie is hoping to hire Mike Holmgren to aid in the development of the team. Holmgren and McKenzie worked together in Green Bay. Reports of the interest in the former Packers and Seahawks head coach state that there is no title for him yet, but with Holmgren’s past success any help should move the Raiders in the right direction. As a head coach for the Packers and Seahawks, Holmgren won a Super Bowl title for each team. Mike also was the president for the Cleveland Browns for the past three years and left due to a change in ownership. There is speculation that Holmgren would aid in the team’s goal of building a new stadium. ESPN has stated they got this information from two unnamed sources. When reporters asked for a comment on this story, the Raiders declined to talk in any great detail about the situation. The director of media relations for the Raiders, Zak Gilbert, did leave the following statement, “As a general policy, the Raiders don...

Report: Raiders Considing Mike Holmgren For “Leadership Role”

According to, the Oakland Raiders are talking to former Browns president Mike Holmgren about a “leadership role” with the team. Holmgren has reportedly visited with the team regarding a position. Oakland has been looking at potential new leaders for their team and Holmgren does have a relationship with current GM Reggie McKenzie. The report adds that part of the responsibilities...

Oakland Raiders 2013 defensive draft needs

The Oakland Raiders biggest Achilles heel over the last couple of seasons has been on defense. The 2010-11 seasons were held back by the defense of the Raiders, and Greg Knapp’s ability to completely neuter the Raiders offense led to the 4-12 season in 2012. Greg Knapp was finally fired, but we need to address the Oakland Raiders 2013 defensive draft needs. The needs include: DT...

Report: Raiders may bring in Mike Holmgren

According to, the Oakland Raiders have been talking to former Packers and Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren about a potential leadership role within their organization. Holmgren would be a natural candidate because of his relationship with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. Both worked for the Packers. For several months, the Raiders have been looking at potential...

Desmond Bryant mugshot goes viral

Raiders DT Desmond Bryant’s arrest for Criminal Mischief might have gone unnoticed in most circles – he’s not a household name after all – except for two things.  First, his name is very close to the Cowboy’s WR Dez Bryant (a fact that tripped up more than one national writer into initially saying it was the Cowboys receiver that was arrested in Florida) and second, he...

Mort: “Word around the NFL is the Raiders have interest in Geno Smith”

Back in Janurary, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report mentioned that the Oakland Raiders really like former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is now reporting that the word around the league is that the  Raiders are interested in Smith. “Word around the NFL is the Raiders have interest in Geno Smith with that third overall pick in the draft,” said Mort...

Barrett Robbins is the last person to ask about Bill Callahan’s Super Bowl game plan

Former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown created quite a stir last month in the lead up to the Super Bowl, by claiming that Bill Callahan, his coach when the Raiders lost to the Bucs in Super Bowl XXXVII, changed the game plan just a couple of days prior in order to help his friend Jon Gruden get his ring. This of course created a bit of a stir, and Jerry Rice backed the claim...

Report: Raiders Targeting Former NFL Coach Mike Holmgren for Possible Front Office ‘Leadership Role’

Mike Holmgren may be looking to take on a new front office role for an NFL team, and according to reports that team may be the Raiders. The former Seattle Seahawks head coach will take on a “possible leadership role” with the Raiders, according to ESPN’s Bill Williamson. Holmgren, who was intrigued by a potential head coaching position with the Dallas Cowboys in recent years...

Raiders interested in Mike Holmgren?

Reports are circulating that the Raiders are interested in Mike Holmgren who has a long relationship with Oakland GM Reggie McKenzie. 

Raiders DT Desmond Bryant gives us one of the all-time great mugshots

Set to be an unrestricted free agent next month and being from Harvard, you’d think that a guy like Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant would be staying out of the headlines in hopes of keeping his chances of getting a contract for next year alive.   Well, apparently the Ivy Leaguers go hard, too, because [...]

The RaidersBlog Podcast – Episode 4

In episode 4 of the Raiders Blog Podcast, Christopher Hansen (@chrishansenNFL) and Taylor Armosino (@tarmosino) talk some Raider draft strategy and recap this weekend’s NFL Combine.   or other podcast clients:

Raiders Interested In Taking QB Geno Smith No. 3 Overall?

ESPN’s Christ Mortensen reported on NFL 32 that there are rumors circulating around the league that the Raiders have interest in taking West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the No. 3 overall pick. “Word around the NFL is the Raiders have interest in Geno Smith with that third overall pick in the draft,” said Mortensen, via Rotoworld. “Now I can’t get this confirmed...


Raider Needs and Top Draft Picks – Offense Whasappening Raider Nation!  This is the first of many thirst quenching installments of Raiderade, exclusively at Silver and Black Daily.  The 2013 NFL Scouting Combine put the offensive prospects on display during the weekend and the defensive prospects will be on stage Monday and Tuesday.  For the sake of this article, we [...]

Report: Raiders Looking to Hire Mike Holmgren For Front Office Position

Holmgren was fired by the Browns last year once they changed ownership, but it looks like he might not be out of work for long. As @claytonespn reported, Raiders are talking to former Browns exec Mike Holmgren about a prominent leadership role in organization. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 26, 2013
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