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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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Louisville's Todd Grantham spurns Raiders offer for defensive coordinator job

According to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has turned down an offer for the same position with the Oakland Raiders and will not join coach Jack Del Rio's staff. The Cardinals' defense was ranked sixth in the nation this season in yardage allowed under Grantham, who was offered a two-year contract.   #Louisville defensive coordinator...
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DC Todd Grantham spurns NFL's Raiders to stay at Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is staying with the Cardinals after turning down a similar position with the Oakland Raiders. Grantham had interviewed with the Raiders, but the Cardinals announced Wednesday that he was committed to Louisville. He says ''when I came to Louisville that I thought we could win a national championship, and we are building...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grantham ends speculation, sticking with Louisville football

Post from: Todd Grantham happy here. Todd Grantham is happy at the University of Louisville, thank you, reportedly turning an offer to become the defensive coorinator with the Oakland Raiders. A relieved Bobby Petrino made the announcement Wednesday, one week before the national signing day for college football. “We’re very pleased and happy that Todd is going to be staying...
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Todd Grantham flirts with Oakland but will stay with Louisville

News broke yesterday that Louisville Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Grantham was interviewing for the same position with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. Today, it was announced that the Raiders had offered him a two-year contract. Last year, Grantham signed a five-year contract with Louisville when he jumped from Georgia so I’m going to take a small leap and say that’s a significant...
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Todd Grantham flirts with Oakland but will stay with Louisville

News broke yesterday that Louisville Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Grantham was interviewing for the same position with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. Today, it was announced that the Raiders had offered him a two-year contract. Last year, Grantham signed a five-year contract with Louisville when he jumped from Georgia so I’m going to take a small leap and say that’s a significant...
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Todd Gratham Turns Down Raiders Offer & Will Remain At Louisville

Photo: Petey CautilliThe University of Louisville has announced that defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will remain a member of Bobby Petrino’s staff. NFL.com was the first to report on Wednesday evening that the Oakland Raiders had offered Grantham a two year deal to become their next defensive coordinator. Grantham met with the Raiders earlier this week and was considered to...
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Report: Louisville DC Todd Grantham Will Remain With The Cardinals Despite NFL Offer

Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will be staying put despite receiving NFL interest, according to a report by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.  Grantham, 48, was reportedly offered a two-year deal by the Oakland Raiders to become their defensive coordinator. The Cardinals’ coordinator spent nearly a decade coaching in the NFL before becoming Georgia’s defensive coordinator...
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Raiders have offered Todd Grantham a contract but haven’t signed him

The Oakland Raiders have reportedly made an offer to Todd Grantham to be their new defensive coordinator. #Louisville DC Todd Grantham was offered a 2-year deal by the #Raiders to be their coordinator, source said. Stay tuned. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 28, 2015 While we know the deal is two years, we do not know what the value is. But if the Raiders want to land Grantham...
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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...
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The Oakland Raiders Have Offered Todd Grantham A 2-Year Deal To Be Their DC

Photo: Pete CautilliNews broke earlier this week that Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham was being courted for the same position with the Oakland Raiders. Less than 48-hours after interviewing with the franchise, Grantam has offically been offered the position, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. #Louisville DC Todd Grantham was offered a 2-year deal by the...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Todd Grantham Still Working The Recruiting Trail For Louisville

Photo: Pete CautilliNews broke on Monday morning that Louisville’s Todd Grantham was being pursued by the Oakland Raiders regarding their vacant defensive coordinator position. Grantham is reportedly the favorite and was in Oakland earlier this week. Since Monday, there hasn’t been much of an update regarding how the interview went. Oakland is still looking into other candidates...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the Raiders must build a defensive bully

Defense win championships. Even though the NFL has changed dramatically over the years, that fact remains. Long gone are the days of big, bone crushing hits that instilled fear into anyone who dared to touch the ball. The quarterback is treated like a baby in a cradle and nearly every hit he takes is looked at by officials; many drawing flags. Defenders used to be able to time their...
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Looking at starters from 2014 that the Raiders need to try and upgrade

The Oakland Raiders have a number of starters who will not be returning in 2015 and who will need to be replaced. Both starting corners, for example, will be free agents who are unlikely to be brought back. But there are also guys who were starters in 2014 who are expected to come back and who likely expect that they will be starters once again. Some of those guys deserve their starting...
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BREAKING: City of Oakland and County of Alameda reach negotiating agreement

The Raiders and Athletics are one small step closer to realizing their dreams of new stadiums for both teams. While the Warriors have already made plans to re-locate to San Francisco, they are still being considered for Coliseum City in Oakland. The Joint Powers Authority (JPA), ran by the City of Oakland and County of Alameda, who had been unable to come to any agreement on the...
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Raiders hire 4 more assistant coaches

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have hired four more assistant coaches for new coach Jack Del Rio's staff. The team announced the hiring of tight ends coach Bobby Johnson, wide receivers coach Rob Moore, running backs coach Bernie Parmalee and assistant special teams coach Tracy Smith on Tuesday. The main open position left on the staff for the Raiders is a defensive coordinator...
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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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Raiders bringing Woodson back for one more season — his 18th

  The Oakland Raiders signed pending free-agent safety Charles Woodson to a one-year contract extension on Monday, bringing him back for an 18th season in the NFL. The team announced the contract by releasing a picture on Twitter of Woodson signing the deal next to Hall of Fame defensive back Willie Brown. Woodson was eligible to be a free agent in March. Woodson will turn 39 in...
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Report: Raiders interested in Louisville DC Todd Grantham

NBC’s Dianna Russini, who has been all over Raiders news this off season, reported today that the Raiders are interested in interviewing current University of Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. The Oakland Raiders are interested in Louisville’s defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for their defensive coordinator position per sources — Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna...
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Julius Thomas says becoming a Raider is a possibility

The Denver Broncos are likely to allow tight end Julius Thomas to hit the open market in March, which will likely make him one of the most coveted free agents in the NFL this year. Thomas spoke with 95.7 The Game in the Bay Area about potentially playing for the Oakland Raiders next season. “Everything’s a possibility,” Thomas said Monday.  “The Raiders would have...
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Charles Woodson signs contract extension with Raiders

The Oakland Raiders and cornerback Charles Woodson have agreed to a one-year contract extension. Woodson, who was set to be an unrestricted free agent in March, started all 16 games, leading the team with 160 tackles (105 solo) and four interceptions in 2014.  He also had nine passes defensed, one fumble recovery and one sack. The three-time All-Pro, eight-time Pro Bowler...
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Raiders re-sign Charles Woodson

Photo from @Raiders or Raiders.com The Raiders made their first signing of the new year, extending safety Charles Woodson’s contract for another season, the team announced. Charles is coming off a strong season that found him playing in the box and utilizing his ability to read plays and make tackles in the box instead of trying to utilize him as a traditional sideline-to-sideline...
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Charles Woodson re-signs with the Raiders for 2015

UPDATE: The Oakland Raiders have re-signed Charles Woodson for another season. The future Hall of Famer will turn 39 this season but looked even better in 2014 than he did in 2013 when he first returned to the team. Perhaps Woodson has taken the wine business personally and is getting better with age. That or he had a new coach in 2014 in Marcus Robertson who helped him learn the...
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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...
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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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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