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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)

Raiders re-sign Charles Woodson

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 […]

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Raiders reportedly add 3 new coaches, complete offensive staff

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 are unannounced by the Raiders so […]

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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 […]

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With Harbaugh reportedly headed to Michigan, what should Raiders do next?

Last night, there were multiple reports from a variety of sources that all said the same thing: Jim Harbaugh, the object of the Raiders’ affections (after Gruden took his name off the market by signing a contract extension with ESPN) has decided to become the head coach at his alma mater, the University of Michigan. […]

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Defensive trends to watch in Raiders final game versus Broncos

For the first time in several weeks I was able to sit down and re-watch game film this week. There were several roster changes over that time and here are some items to look for week 17 as the Raiders gear up to play in Denver. Some thoughts, from my notepad:   Changes at LB: […]

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The Raiders should embrace their youth movement

The Raiders are all about the future, now. They may not win a game this year and, at this point, any wins they get are fine but won’t help anything. It’s not that winning isn’t important to the team – it is very important to the organizational figures whose job depends on success- McKenzie and […]

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After Review: video study of the Raiders’ offense versus the Dolphins

Here are some observations on the Raiders offense versus the Miami Dolphins. I was not able to watch this game live due to a family emergency and I mostly watched the All-22 coaches film, which does not have the CBS announcer audio-track. Therefore, I do not know what the announcers focused on during the broadcast […]

After Review

After Review: video study of the Raiders offense vs Patriots

Here are some thoughts, in no particular order, after re-watching every offensive snap of the Raiders’ week 3 game versus the Patriots using NFL.com’s Game Rewind coaches film feature: -Darren McFadden continues to show poor vision. He struggled in the zone scheme (twice) because he was not able to see where holes would open up […]

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Raiders vs Texans: What to watch

The Raiders looked nothing like the team they want to be when they took the field last Sunday versus the Jets in New Jersey. The team wants to be a power run team but ran for a measly 1.7 yards per carry on only 15 carries. The team wants to boast a strong defense, but […]

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Takeaways: Thoughts on the Raiders 19-14 loss to the Jets

It is a make or break season for Raiders head coach Dennis Allen and his staff, who have gone 4-12 in their first two seasons in Oakland and must show improvement in 2014 to stay. You would think that sort of pressure would make a man edgy, but whatever reason, Allen doesn’t seem worried about […]

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Raiders vs Jets: What to watch

Real Raiders football – football that actually counts – is almost here! The Raiders start their regular season with an across-the-country trip to New York/New Jersey, to play the Jets on Sunday, at 10am PT. The Raiders have historically played poorly when traveling to the east coast and head coach Dennis Allen decided they would […]

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The Raiders announce initial 53

The Raiders, like all NFL teams, cut their team down from 75 to 53 players, today. Here are the players that initially made the cut. It should be said, however, that some of these players may not be on the squad, still, a week from now. The Raiders will likely make at least a couple […]

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