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New DT Williams says he 'felt right at home' in Oakland

Dan Williams won 11 games with the Arizona Cardinals last year. He just joined a team that won that many in the past three seasons combined.But after five years in the league, the 330-pound tackle needed a challenge. He saw no better place to do that than with the Raiders."You knew it was going to be a good change that was about to come, and I just felt right at home," Williams told...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio ranked No. 26 in NFL coach power rankings

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is trying to resurrect the franchise's once feared reputation as the bad boys of the NFL, but first his boys have to grow up. Del Rio has taken over a young team with a boatload of talent from years of high draft picks and stocked his coaching staff with proven coaches; however, only time will tell if he can do what none could since 2002 and...
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Jack Del Rio, DC Ken Norton take over defense filled with potential stars

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio and defensive coordinator Ken Norton inherited a defense that was fundamentally flawed, but filled with top shelf talent. The duo went back to the basics with the team's defense, stressing fundamentals such as shedding blocks and proper leverage. As the Seahawks linebacker coach in 2014, Norton's unit was the best tackling group in the NFL...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at the Oakland Raiders linebackers

Last season the Oakland Raiders were anything but stellar on the defensive side of the ball. They ranked dead last in points per game (28.2) and in the bottom half in rushing and passing yards per game. So what is going to be the key to improving the defense going into this season? When I looked at the current depth chart going into opening day, there is one position group in particular...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Power Rankings: June Edition

With the bulk of free agent signings and OTA’s complete, its time to rank all 32 NFL teams headed into Training Camp. I will update these power rankings at the end of July, again at the end of August, and every month during the 2015 NFL Season. 32. Oakland Raiders View image | gettyimages.com Another year of a free-agent binge, another year at the bottom of the...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A Black Hole: Why the Oakland Raiders are poised to (finally) return to the playoffs in 2015

“Just win, baby!” “Commitment to excellence!” Two phrases which have become iconic battlecries for the Oakland Raider faithful. And two phrases which have become ironic idioms to describe the Silver and Black for any fan outside of Oakland’s zip code. After all, the Raiders have been an embarrassment of an NFL franchise recently. Honestly, it’s quite difficult to suggest...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Competition for roster spots will be key to improvement for Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have done a lot of roster shuffling in the offseason and along with a new coaching staff are primed to improve. Coach Jack Del Rio has put in place a competitive environment during team OTAs and he expects the training camp battles to be fierce. “It’s been hard to find a position that doesn’t have great competition going on in it, so that part is exciting...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Khalil Mack to have his hand in the dirt a lot more in 2015

Khalil Mack was put in a weird hybrid role last year for the Raiders.This year, Jack Del Rio is putting his star rusher where he'll succeed most -- with his hand in the dirt as a 4-3 defensive end.Mack downplayed the shift, telling Silver and Black Pride he'll be used "the same." But according to that same blog, Mack was deployed more as a traditional end and less as a standup linebacker...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

OC Bill Musgrave impressed with progress of offense: 'We’ve done a nice job of putting this system together'

Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave sounded very pleased with the progress his unit has made over the spring and feels they are ready for training camp. Musgrave, 47, was working on the Eagles staff in 2014 as their QBs coach while working with Nick Foles and was also the Vikings' offensive play-caller under coach Leslie Frazier in 2013. In Oakland, Musgrave...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Del Rio: Raiders will have RB Murray a shot at the starting job

Latavius Murray will get every opportunity to prove he's an NFL starter this season.Raiders coach Jack Del Rio confirmed his team considers the third-year running back as its No. 1 option on Wednesday after minicamp.“Right now he’s (Murray) been running with the lead group," Del Rio told reporters. "But he knows that he has to earn that through camp, through the preseason."All...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

John Madden believes Jack Del Rio is the right coach for Raiders

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio got a huge endorsement from legendary football coach and analyst John Madden, who just happens to know a thing or two about the team. A former Super Bowl-winning head coach with the Raiders and in 2006, Madden was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his coaching career. 'Jack Del Rio is the right coach for them. I...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

John Madden: Jack Del Rio is the right coach for Raiders

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio got a huge endorsement from legendary football coach and analyst John Madden, who just happens to know a thing or two about the team. A former Super Bowl-winning head coach with the Raiders and in 2006, Madden was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his coaching career. 'Jack Del Rio is the right coach for them. I...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

18-year vet Woodson is a full attendee at Raiders practice

Charles Woodson has been around the NFL for a while. He's not going to learn much from attending practices this early.That hasn't stopped the Raiders veteran from earning perfect attendance for 2015. Enterning his 18th year, Woodson has attended every OTA practice and minicamp session under new head coach Jack Del Rio.“This is the first time in my 18-year career that I’ve been...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Ware named what after himself?

DeMarcus Ware has plenty on his mind these days, not the least of which is readjusting to a 3-4 defensive scheme under Wade Phillips after spending a year working in Jack Del Rio’s 4-3. He’s also wrapping his head around once again serving as mentor to a promising young pass-rusher, Broncos first-round draft pick, Shane Ray, not to mention other personnel developments that will...
Via Mile High Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr looks good in first full day of Oakland Raiders practice

All reports from Oakland Raiders Tuesday minicamp indicate starting quarterback Derek Carr is doing just fine in his first day of full-participation practice. The second-year passer has been limited in offseason practices thus far due to an ambiguous but unserious injury to his right ring finger. But head coach Jack Del Rio told media after Tuesday’s practice session that Carr...
Via EndZoneScore
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Del Rio says he's letting his Raiders develop a team personality

Raiders players are loving the changes under the new coaching regime.And head coach Jack Del Rio sounds just fine with letting his team call him a player's coach -- as long as it develops team chemistry and builds toward a winning season."We ask our guys to express themselves and be themselves and have fun, but put in the work and understand what it takes," Del Rio told the Contra...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio Already “Changing” the Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders new head coach Jack Del Rio (L) speaks during a news conference as Raiders owner Mark Davis looks on on January 16, 2015 in Alameda, California. The Oakland Raiders announced the hiring of Jack Del Rio as their new head coach. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) New Raiders’ coach Jack Del Rio hasn’t even coached his first training camp practice yet, but...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio says LB Ray-Ray Armstrong 'made great strides' this offseason

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong is having strong offseason due to his work ethic and discipline. The team claimed Armstrong off waivers from the Rams last October and he didn't get an opportunity to play much; however, at the team's OTAs in 2015, he's been a star impressing the coaching staff. A 2013 undrafted free agent, Armstrong is getting...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders sign return specialist Trindon Holliday

Jack Del Rio is giving Trindon Holliday another shot. The Oakland Raiders signed the return specialist on Wednesday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The 5-foot-5 speedster last played for the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers after a two-year stint with the Denver Broncos.  Del Rio was the Broncos defensive coordinator during Trindon’s time with Denver...
Via Sports-Glory
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders Sign Return Man Trindon Holliday

View image | gettyimages.com According to NFL insider, Rand Getlin, the Oakland Raiders have signed Trindon Holliday. The #Raiders have signed WR/KR Trindon Holliday, per a league source. — Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) June 3, 2015 Currently, the Raiders have CB Travis Carrie lined up to return both kicks and punts, and also drafted a talented kick returner in the seventh...
Via TopSportsReport
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio: Derek Carr will do 'what he can when he can'

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr took another step toward participating fully in OTA practices on Tuesday, throwing a few passes early on, then returning to the sidelines for the rest of the day. Carr is taking it slowly with his injured finger, but looks to be making steady progress. As far as teammates go, especially on the offensive line, there's no worry about Carr...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio: Khalil Mack way more physical than Von Miller

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsOakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack had 75 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble his rookie season.  His clear-cut goal for 2015 is more sacks. “I definitely want to get after the quarterback more this year,” Mack said, per ESPN.com. “I got some hits [in 2014], but people didn’t really see what I can do. Those sack numbers I had really weren’t...
Via Sports-Glory
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio: We covet guys who have grit, guys that have a chip on their shoulder, something to prove

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is building his team the same way he played, tough minded with 'something to prove.' Del Rio is looking for hungry players that will fight through adversity instead of running from it, and he feel in his first offseason, that's exactly what the front office delivered. “We covet guys who have grit, guys that have a chip on their shoulder...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck on Raiders: 8-8 would be a disappointment

By Vincent Frank It might take a little bit of time for us to get a real understanding of just how much the Oakland Raiders have improved after two consecutive successful drafts. General manager Reggie McKenzie’s rebuilding project isn’t one that employs quick fixes in order to create short-term success. It’s a drawn-out process that the team hopes will make it successful...
Via Sportsnaut
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio has high expectations for WR Rod Streater: 'He should be a productive player for us'

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has high expectations for wide receiver Rod Streater, who had 60 catches for 888 yards and had four touchdowns in 2013; however, he sustained a fractured his foot in Week 3 last year and missed the rest of the season. His route running continues to be his greatest strength and has combined that with the ability to use his body to locate the...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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