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Why the Jack Del Rio hire puts extra pressure on Reggie McKenzie

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie still has two years left on his contract and despite a rocky first three years with the club, owner Mark Davis has shown a lot of patience and support to the first time general manager. Many believed that Davis would fire McKenzie after this season but obviously that has not happened and will not happen. But that does not mean McKenzie...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio gets no respect in latest Power Rankings

This week, cover32′s Buck Stanton used his weekly power rankings to break down and rate the NFL’s 32 head coaches. From best to worst, he ranks the men in charge of leading each franchise. Somewhat surprisingly, Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio didn’t fare very well. That’s odd considering how much success he had as a defensive coordinator in Denver. He finished near...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville’s Todd Granthan Interviewing for Raiders Defensive Coordinator Job

It has been noted in the past few days that new Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio was attempting to find a defensive coordinator out of the college ranks. After reports surfaced late last week that former Florida State defensive line coach Sal Sunseri was heading to the Raiders as the team’s linebackers coach, it became quite obvious that Del Rio was attempting to get some...
Via Sportsnaut
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mel Tucker Could Be Headed to Oakland, Raiders Fans Are Livid

Former Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, whose era in Chicago ended yesterday when the Bears hired Vic Fangio, is rumored to be a candidate for the Raiders defensive coordinator position. According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, Tucker is on the Raiders “radar”. Tucker spent four years (2009-2012) as Jacksonville’s defensive coordinator, giving him close...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio Bringing Back Oakland Raiders Identity

Jack Del Rio has only been the head coach for the Oakland Raiders for about a week and he's already shaping the identity of who they will be in 2015. In his first stint as a head coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars, he always had tough, physical teams that ran the ball well and played great defense. And of course, when you run the ball effectively, it's natural to take some shots...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders Tap Bill Musgrave as New Offensive Coordinator

New Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio has apparently gone back to a familiar face in tapping Bill Musgrave as the team’s offensive coordinator.  Musgrave, a former back-up quarterback in the NFL, has been a coach in the league since his first gig as the Raiders quarterback coach back in 1997. Most recently, Musgrave served as the Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach in...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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 head coaching experience...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders Hire Broncos Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio As Head Coach

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders hired Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their new head coach Wednesday in hopes that the Bay Area native who grew up cheering for the Raiders can return the team to its glory days. A person with knowledge of the deal confirmed on condition of anonymity that Del Rio signed a four-year deal to replace...
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders to hire Jack Del Rio as head coach

The Oakland Raiders are reportedly set to hire Jack Del Rio as their next head coach, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. Del Rio spent the last three seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos. Prior to that, he was the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003 to 2011. Del Rio,...Read More
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Broncos fired their entire coaching staff

It was reported late Monday afternoon that the Denver Broncos and head coach John Fox have agreed to part ways. Now comes this bit of shocking news from Vic Lombardi of the local CBS affiliate in Denver. NEW INFO: Entire Broncos coaching staff let go. Not just John Fox. All assistants gone according to several players. — Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) January 12, 2015   Yes...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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