Raiders embracing extended 10-day road trip to Florida

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) For a team that hasn't had much success playing at home this season, the Oakland Raiders are embracing a 10-day road trip to Florida. Rather than disrupt his team's normal schedule with a pair of 5,600-mile round-trip flights on consecutive weekends for games in Jacksonville and Tampa Bay, coach Jack Del Rio decided to have the Raiders take an extended stay...
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Raiders, Jaguars look to build on better-than-usual starts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars already are off to better-than-usual starts this season. One of them will take another big stride Sunday. The Raiders (4-2) are looking to open the season 5-2 for the first time in 15 years. The Jaguars (2-3), who have won two in a row , are trying to get to .500 this late in the season for the first time since...
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Quick Hits: Del Rio Shares His Thoughts On Sunday's Game

Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio talked with media personnel Wednesday afternoon about facing the Jacksonville Jaguars.
2 days ago

Del Rio's return to Jacksonville elicits 'fond memories'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has no idea what kind of reception he'll get in Jacksonville on Sunday. It'll probably a mixture of love and loathing. After all, the final few years of his near-decade tenure with the Jaguars were far from ideal. Then again, Jacksonville might welcome Del Rio back after the franchise's recent struggles. ''I would say there...
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Jack Del Rio throws shade Alex Smith’s way after Raiders loss

The Oakland Raiders were spanked at home by the Kansas City Chiefs, 26-10, and Alex Smith was nearly flawless in the victory. That didn’t stop Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio from throwing some shade the quarterback’s way after the game. “If he’s got to rely on throwing the ball, it’s really not his strong suit, but if you allow them to run the ball, do some of their...
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Report: Jack Del Rio taking play-calling duties away from Ken Norton Jr.

After a terrible opening to the 2016 NFL season defensively, Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is reportedly taking matters into his own hands. According to Pat Kirwan, Jim Miller and Greg Robinson of the Real Football Network, he’s stripping play-calling responsibilities away from defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. Additionally, “several starters” might sit this...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio takes jab at ESPN after game winning two-point conversion

The Oakland Raiders beat the New Orleans Saints in thrilling fashion on Sunday, charging down the field in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter and scoring a touchdown with 47 seconds left to pull with a point of the Saints, 34-33. The game appeared to be headed to overtime, but Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio had other ideas. Instead of sending out his kicker to attempt a game...
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September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio takes shot at ESPN stat heads over 2-point conversion

Jack Del Rio is basking in the glory of his bold decision to go for a 2-point conversion that helped the Oakland Raiders beat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Raiders scored a touchdown with 47 seconds left to make it 34-33 Saints. While an extra point kick would have tied the game, Del Rio decided to go for two and the win. The decision worked out as Derek Carr connected with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Raiders want to give Latavius Murray even more carries

Those who drafted Latavius Murray in their fantasy football leagues have to be pleased with what they’re hearing from the Raiders. Oakland head coach Jack Del Rio said this week that he wants to run the ball more and for Murray to have perhaps an even greater role this season. “I want to have more rushes,” Del Rio said via the SF Chronicle. “I don’t want him to have less...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio believes every NFL play should be reviewable

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has joined a growing chorus of NFL coaches who believe that every play should be reviewable. At the NFL Combine on Wednesday, Del Rio voiced his opinion that coaches should be able to challenge any play if they believe it to be wrong. “You know, Bill Belichick brought up a great point in our owners meetings last year about allowing a coach to challenge...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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