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How the Seahawks went from heated rival to odd bed fellow of the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders are one of the most historic teams in the NFL and along with that history comes a fair share of rivals. From the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs rivalries of the old days to the more recent rivalries like the New England Patriots, the Raiders are no strangers to rivalries. From 1977 to 2001, the Seattle Seahawks were a part of the AFC West before the...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders: Why Todd Grantham is NOT a sign Mark Davis is being cheap

When the Oakland Raiders were rejected by Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, Twitter basically erupted in complaints about Mark Davis. People went off on the fact that he only offered Grantham a two year deal when he had four years left on his Louisville contract. Innumerable people brought up Mark Davis’ quote from the Jack Del Rio press conference where he said that...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Jack Del Rio the biggest stumbling block to landing a defensive coordinator?

The Oakland Raiders still do not have a defensive coordinator after Todd Grantham, the defensive coordinator at Louisville, turned them down on Wednesday. In the case of Grantham, there were likely a lot of issues at play. First, he has four years left on his deal, each of which are worth around $1 million in guaranteed money. The Raiders offered him a two year deal, which is pretty...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Louisville DC Todd Grantham Offered 2-Year Deal By The Oakland Raiders To Become Their DC

The NFL wants your defensive coordinator, Louisville.  According to a report by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Cardinals’ defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has been offered a two-year deal by the Oakland Raiders to take over the same position. The Raiders recently hired Jack Del Rio to become their head coach.  Louisville’s defense ranked 24th in the country in points against...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The AFC North will regress in 2015

In 2015, the AFC North was the only division in either conference to have three playoff teams emerge. The Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens all made the postseason, with the Cleveland Browns finishing a competitive fourth at 7-9. Don’t expect more than the division winner to make it back in 2015. The AFC North benefited from an incredibly easy schedule...
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

It’s hard to find fault with the offensive output of the Denver Broncos this season. But when you’re a team that has arguably one of the five best quarterbacks to put on a uniform and he goes out the past two post seasons and stinks up the joint, there may be reason for concern.Add that to the fact that the Broncos had a major shakeup in their coaching staff, parting ways with...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos Must Choose Next Defensive Coordinator Wisely

The Denver Broncos defense finished the regular season ranking third in the league and now look to add a new defensive coordinator after Jack Del Rio departed. Del Rio will take over the head coaching duties in Oakland. That being said, the organization must be careful in picking their next coordinator. The organization must select an individual who can not only make this defense...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders being sued by cheerleaders again

The Oakland Raiders settled a wage and hour lawsuit brought by a former cheerleader claiming multiple issues. To make a long story short, the Raiders made a common error among employers, treating their employees as independent contractors. Independent contractors are not entitled to as many benefits of employment as employees are, but are also given much more leeway with how they...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diana Russini, Todd Grantham and Jack Del Rio, Oh My….

As Raider Nation waits anxiously to hear any news about the vacant defensive coordinator position, reports have surfaced that Louisville’s Todd Grantham is a potential candidate. The report originated from Dianna Russini who is a sports anchor for NBC in Washington. She normally focuses on news about the Washington Redskins along with coverage of local sports and athletes. It seemed...
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3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Louisville’s Todd Grantham The Favorite For Oakland Raiders’ Defensive Coordinator Job

Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham spent 11 seasons as an NFL assistant with four different franchises before joining Mark Richt’s staff at Georgia, and according to reports, he is a leading candidate for a coordinator job in the pros. NBC 4′s Dianna Marie Russini tweeted that Grantham is the lead candidate for the opening with the Oakland Raiders. The Oakland Raiders...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is it time to worry about the Raiders not having a defensive coordinator

Yesterday, the Oakland Raiders were supposed to interview a college coach about their vacant defensive coordinator position. It was expected by many that there would be some sort of news about the position by Sunday evening. But then again, the previous Sunday the exact same was expected and yet here we sit without any defensive coordinator or any news that would lead us to believe...
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4 days 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

For some reason, I think there could be a tug-o-war between the Oakland Raiders and the Chicago Bears over which free agents from Denver they can sign. With John Fox now with the Bears and Jack Del Rio on the bay in Oakland, could this be a simple case of offense versus defense? Will money talk regardless of the position and can the Bears take advantage of the fact Fox was winner...
Via Football Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who might complete the Raiders’ coaching staff?

First, a review of the coaches already hired and then a look at some possible hires for the remaining open positions: Head Coach Jack Del Rio: Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you are aware that the Raiders named Jack Del Rio as their head coach, with Mark Davis being much more involved and much more invested in Del Rio than he ever was with Dennis Allen. Davis consistently...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What we learned from Bill Musgrave’s questin and answer session

This past Tuesday, newly appointed offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave gave a question and answer session with media. There were definitely some interesting questions asked and it seemed as though Musgrave handled them well. The one thing that really stood out to me was the fact that he referred to the Oakland Raiders as though it was something that he was removed from. As he was...
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7 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...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Power ranking the NFL head coaching hirings

There were seven head coaching vacancies around the NFL this month. Once the Super Bowl comes to a conclusion in early February, the last will be filled when the Atlanta Falcons officially hire Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to be their new head man. And while some coordinating jobs on these new staffs have yet to be decided (see San Francisco), we have a pretty...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh congratulates former 49ers coaches on finding new NFL jobs

Jim Harbaugh may be out of town, but his influence is still being felt on the San Francisco 49ers and the NFL in a big way. Case in point: many of Harbaugh’s assistants have found new jobs around the league in a short amount of time. Today, Harbaugh congratulated them via Twitter: Congrats to Bears, Raiders, Bills, Great Coaches and men, John Fox, Jack Del Rio, Rex! And Home Run...
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9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Congratulates Some NFL Teams On Their Coaching Hires

Congrats to Bears, Raiders, Bills, Great Coaches and men, John Fox, Jack Del Rio, Rex! And Home Run hires Vic Fangio, Brad Seely, Greg Roman — Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) January 21, 2015 Looks like coach Harbaugh wanted to wish some teams the best of luck with their new hires, especially since some are his friends […] The post Jim Harbaugh Congratulates Some NFL Teams On Their...
Via Diehardsport
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Jets, Raiders, & Ravens

Broncos Jeff Legwold reports that the Broncos are still hoping the Bengals change their minds and allow DBs coach Vance Joseph to take their defensive coordinator job. According to Legwold, Denver is moving forward and doing work on other potential candidates for the position. Chargers CFL DB Delvin Breaux visited the San Diego Chargers this week. (Aaron Wilson) Jets...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the quarterback coaching hire is more important than defensive coordinator

The Oakland Raiders have filled a number of their vacant coaching positions but still have a long way to go before the staff is complete. The Raiders have a head coach in Jack Del Rio, an offensive coordinator in Bill Musgrave, an offensive line coach in Mike Tice and a special teams coordinator in Brad Seely. Those are some of the more important positions on the staff, but very...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

Doesn’t it seem every few years the Oakland Raiders are doing the same thing over and over again? The changing of quarterbacks, the changing of coaches, the changing of culture in the bay area. When will the team get to a stopping point and start moving forward?Hopefully the team has found the right coach to make that happen. When Jack Del Rio was introduced to the media in Oakland...
Via Football Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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