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Jack Del Rio emphasizes competition when discussing draft class

By now, most of sports media has gone through and dissected the 2015 NFL draft and awarded grades to all 32 teams. Head coach Jack Del Rio pays no mind to any of these grades. “I’m more worried about how we grade out in September when we start playing games,” he said, “Right now, I know it was a good, solid effort. I think we’ve had a lot of good solid efforts and we...
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Derek Carr reunites with his favorite college receiver

Jack Del Rio says his team looked to net a few instant-impact undrafted rookies. They didn't have to search far to land a guy who has instant chemistry with Derek Carr. Fresno State's Josh Harper announced he's a new Raider on Saturday night.   Harper was at his best with Carr getting him the ball. He tore up the Mountain West Conference in 2013, notching 79 catches for 1,011 yards...
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Del Rio: Raiders wanted to draft for versatility, toughness

Eleven wins in the past three seasons is enough to make even the most storied franchises rethink their approach.The Raiders did just that in the 2015 Draft. Instead of targeting athletic freaks or weight-room warriors, head coach Jack Del Rio said he emphasized toughness.“I think you saw early in this draft, we went after big, versatile, smart, tough guys,” Del Rio said. Amari...
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Jack Del Rio and the Raiders start phase two of the offseason

As Phase one of the offseason program draws to a close, new Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is full of optimism and excitement for where this team is headed. Tuesday was the long awaited day when coaches would get their first opportunity to work with players on the field and Del Rio is expecting to see 100% participation. So far, players have had a couple of weeks to work...
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Is Denver Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. upset with former DC Jack Del Rio?

After the disappointing loss to the Indianapolis Colts in round one of the playoffs, Broncos corner Chris Harris Jr. is going public with his frustration. Defensive coordinator at the time, Jack Del Rio paired cornerback Aqib Talib with T.Y. Hilton, rather than Harris Jr. At the time Harris Jr. was upset with the decision. Chris Harris on the Rome show right now. Totally ticked...
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Oakland Raiders Seven Round Mock Draft with First Round Trade

Round 1 (7) – Alvin “Bud” Dupree (Trade Down) I know it is taboo to project trades in mock drafts, but I am going to do it anyway. Sitting at #7, I think the Bears have three guys on their board that they love: Mariota, Leonard Williams, and Amari Cooper. They give up their 3rd and 5th this year and their 3rd next year to move up 3 spots to go and get one of those guys. Meanwhile...
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Who Will the Raiders Take Fourth?

Before the hectic draft month of April begins, the crew at TopSportsReport decided it would be a smart time to write a 1st round mock draft.  John Miceli decided to write the article.  He carefully made selections for each team and explained each selection in this article. Check out who John Miceli selected for the Oakland Raiders on behalf of Jack Del Rio and Reggie McKenzie....
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March 29, 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 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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