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Raiders GM Reggie Mckenzie happy with first year coach Jack Del Rio

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is a happy man these days despite the fact his team missed the playoffs in 2015, but the club made huge strides under first year coach Jack Del Rio. “It’s a great day today,” McKenzie said, via “When the season ended, [Raiders Owner] Mark [Davis] and I set out to find the next coach to lead the Raiders into the...
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Jack Del Rio says Raiders are 'very close' to becoming a postseason team

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio believes if the team makes the right moves during the offseason, they could be ready for a serious postseason run in 2016. The Raiders showed flashes that he young team is ready to climb the NFL ranks after being cellar dwellers for many years. "I think we're very close," Del Rio said, via "You get a chance to earn that. There are 12 teams...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders refuse to blame Bill Musgrave for stale late-season offense

Jack Del Rio admitted his Oakland Raiders offense "got off the rails" in Week 17.But he isn't looking to point the finger at the man who coordinates it. In fact, despite lackluster results to end the season, Del Rio sounds comfortable will Bill Musgrave in charge.Del Rio, via CSN Bay Area: "I’m not going to go singularly after anybody. We’ve got a good group of guys here. We’re...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Del Rio: Chiefs forced Raiders' offense 'off the rails' to end season

Head coach Jack Del Rio had a hard time recognizing the offense his Oakland Raiders fielded in Week 17.Derek Carr and Co. recorded only 205 total yards (157 passing, 48 rushing) against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. They failed to find the end zone for the first 58 minutes of the game, too.Del Rio, via ESPN: “At one time we were red hot. I feel we lost our way a little bit...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Gus Bradley to return as Jaguars’ head coach

We will certainly see a handful of coaching changes in the days following the conclusion of the 2015 NFL season, but Gus Bradley will be returning to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Through Connor Orr, Jaguars owner Shad Khan confirmed the decision in no uncertain terms. I spoke to Gus Bradley today to confirm to him that he will continue as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Woodson enjoys extended send-off in final game

Charles Woodson played his last NFL home game Thursday night, and the Raiders made sure he went out in style. After the team pulled off a 23-20 overtime win over the Chargers, the nine-time Pro Bowler received a Gatorade bath from teammates, then delivered an emotional speech to fans. Woodson, 39, is finishing up his 18th NFL season, having announced his retirement on Monday...
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December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders’ Del Rio uses ‘Dumb and Dumber’ line to talk playoffs

At 5-7, the chances of the Oakland Raiders qualifying for the playoffs for all intents and purposes are slim to none. And head coach Jack Del Rio utilized a reference to the classic comedy “Dumb and Dumber” to address the dwindling possibilities of the Raiders actually punching their postseason ticket. “I think we’re a 1 percent chance or something,” he said, via sfgate...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders favored to win on road for first time since 2012

Don’t look now, but the (2-1) Oakland Raiders are playing good football and are off to a solid start in 2015. It appears the rebuilding effort by general manager Reggie McKenzie is finally beginning to pay off, and there’s a clear difference in coaching style and attitude from (former head coach) Dennis Allen and Jack Del Rio. Sportsbooks are taking note as well, as the Raiders...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio wants to 'bring swagger back' to Raiders

By Jesse Reed The Oakland Raiders, once the most feared franchise in the NFL, have been a league laughingstock for the past decade-plus. New head coach Jack Del Rio has a message for his team and the rest of the league: The swagger is back in Oakland. “I was asked the other day about the Raiders mystique,” Del Rio said Wednesday in an interview with SiriusXM NFL radio, per...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

For the Raiders, the Jack Del Rio hire made perfect sense

By Vincent Frank The Oakland Raiders have a history of hiring young head coaches with very little previous experience in that role. From Lane Kiffin to Dennis Allen, this is a strategy that has not paid off for the most part. So when the team hit the market to find a full-time replacement for Allen, it was somewhat of a shock that it decided to look into candidates with previous...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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