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RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Louisville DC Todd Grantham on Raiders radar for defensive coordinator vacancy

According to Dianna Marie Russini of NBC4 Washington, the Oakland Raiders are meeting with Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for the team's opening at the same position. A veteran NFL assistant, he is going into his second season with Louisville and was Georgia’s defensive coordinator from 2010-2013. Grantham, 48, was the Cleveland Browns’ defensive coordinator...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham Being Targeted By The Raiders

Photo: Petey CautilliOn Monday morning reports surfaced that Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is being courted for the same position with the Oakland Raiders. Dianna Russini was the first to report that the Raiders will meet with Grantham and that he is the favorite for the position. With signing day just a little over a week away, this could potentially have a significant...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders to run a no-huddle offense with Derek Carr

When the Oakland Raiders hired Bill Musgrave as their new offensive coordinator, many were disappointed. After rumors that Marc Trestman was a top candidate, the name Musgrave just didn’t invoke much excitement. Especially because many of his offenses were known for being, well, bland. A lot of running without much of a passing game. Though with that being said, most coaches would...
Via cover32 - Raiders
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders add three more coaches

New Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is methodically filling out his staff, hiring two more assistants over the weekend. The latest additions all but solidfy the offensive side of the ball, give or take a few assistants. On the defesnive side, they're still vetting potential defensive coordinators. Per Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group, the team has added Rob Moore...
Via 60 Max Power O
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders reportedly add 3 new coaches, complete offensive staff

Latavius Murray to be coached by new RB coach Bernie Parmalee. Photo by Levi Damien The Raiders have reportedly hired three new offensive coaches to complete their position coaching staff. While they may not be done hiring – they could always hire an offensive quality control coach, for example – the team’s offensive staff should be essentially in place at this time. The move...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders to interview Bills wide receivers coach Rob Moore, expected to be offered position

According to Sean d'Oliveira of CBSSports.com, the Raiders continue their search for a new offensive coordinator and are set to interview Bills wide receivers coach Rob Moore. Moore was released along with the rest of the Bills coaching staff after Doug Marrone unexpectedly left the Bills after the 2014 season. d'Oliveira writes: 'If the interview goes well, Moore is expected...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl players the Oakland Raiders should target

With the senior bowl week coming to end today scouts from every team will be hoping to find players that can contribute or even turn around their franchise. For the Oakland Raiders in particular, the senior bowl has been a great success the last two season. Players like Derek Carr, Sio Moore, Mychal Rivera and Gabe Jackson were all senior bowl participants and are now very productive...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating DeMarco Murray's fantasy football value heading into 2015

At this time, one of the biggest names on the free agent market year this year is going to be DeMarco Murray.  Dallas is going to have a hard time signing their number one priority in Dez Bryant, getting more help on defense, AND signing Murray.  Murray, who is 26, is coming off his best season in the NFL where he totaled over 2200 yards and 13 touchdowns following up a strong...
Via PhinManiacs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Oakland Raiders cut Tyvon Branch?

The Oakland Raiders desperately need to get younger at the safety positions. Charles Woodson is likely to return but will be turning 39 this season. While he continues to defy the logic of age, he simply cannot continue playing forever. At the other safety position, Tyvon Branch is thought of as a good starter but he has missed the majority of the past two seasons with injuries....
Via cover32 - Raiders
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: San Francisco 49ers land new tight ends coach, guy who knows Bay Area

Former Oakland Raiders head coach (and now a member of the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff) Tony Sparano won’t have to move far. Former Raiders HC Tony Sparano is being hired as 49ers' TE coach, per sources. Stays right in Bay Area. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 22, 2015 Sparano took over in Oakland after the team started 0-4 and fired previous coach Dennis Allen...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Raiders look into getting a new Carr?

The Oakland Raiders drafted quarterback Derek Carr in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. We weren’t supposed to know how Carr would play in the NFL until at least this season, but after an impressive offseason and preseason, Carr won the starting job by week one. Fast forward seventeen weeks and Carr had arguably the best season of any rookie quarterback and established himself...
Via cover32 - Raiders
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders GM would welcome Woodson's return for 18th NFL season

When it comes to his NFL future, safety Charles Woodson should know he has a fan in Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. McKenzie said Wednesday that he would like Woodson to return for an 18th NFL season in 2015 and has expressed the same to new Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio. Speaking on Wednesday at the Reese's Senior Bowl, McKenzie said he plans to speak with Woodson...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Raiders’ Latavius Murray Makes a Great Fantasy Pick in 2015

Why Raiders’ Latavius Murray Makes a Great Fantasy Pick in 2015 The new offensive coordinator to the Oakland Raiders, Bill Musgrave works wonders with running backs. In four of his six years as an OC in Jacksonville and Minnesota, Musgrave led a top-10 rush attack. Think Adrian Peterson. So, what … The post Why Raiders’ Latavius Murray Makes a Great Fantasy Pick in 2015 appeared...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

'Oakland '15:The Redemption of Eric Mangini

The first candidate reported to be considered for an interview as head coach of the Oakland Raiders organization was tight end coach Eric Mangini. The news was met with a collective outrage as fans and the talking heads at ESPN unanimously agreeing 'the same old Raiders' are making questionable decisions. The media pundits rated this a Darrius Heyward-Bey level decision. Just...
Via Football Nation
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders 2015 NFL Off-Season Report

Needs Defensive Tackle The Raiders’ current trio of Antonio Smith, Justin Ellis, and Pat Sims at defensive tackle is underwhelming. On top of that, Smith is going into an age 34 contract year, while Sims is a free agent this off-season. Ellis has the best long-term potential, as he was a 4th round rookie in 2014 and has 3 three years on his deal, but he still graded out slightly...
Via The Football Fan Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Oakland Raiders

With the NFL season winding down it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 & 7:  Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive...
Via DraftSeason
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Jack Del Rio Era Begins

The Oakland Raiders announced Jack Del Rio as their new head coach on Friday in what looks to be the true beginning of a new era of Raider football Del Rio who grew up in the Bay Area before becoming an All-American at USC said he’s pleased to be back home, but knows it is time to get to work. Jack Del Rio “I’ve been a Raider fan all my life,” Del Rio said “That’s not...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck: Giants kept Brady from being greatest of all time

  There aren’t many blemishes on Tom Brady’s legendary resume, and he’s obviously in the conversation about the greatest quarterbacks ever.   However, two big Super Bowl losses — both against the New York Giants — are keeping him from being the greatest quarterback of all time, according to one member of both those Giants teams who beat Brady and the New England...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  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...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders owner hangs at Hooters with team

Make fun of him all you want, but Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is truly a man of the people. An individual many have referred to as “Tommy Boy” for taking over the organization after his father’s passing, also has a habit of hanging out at Hooters with members of the team. Never hire a new Head Coach on an empty stomach. Thanks @RAIDERS for stopping by. Just Wing, baby...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio to Raiders seems like real possibility

Jack Del Rio becoming the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders sounds like a strong possibility. Del Rio, who recently was let go as defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos, has already interviewed once for the Raiders head coaching vacancy. ESPN’s Adam Schefter says he is headed to Oakland Monday for his second interview...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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