Is Oakland Feeling Super?

Time will tell how quickly the Raiders are able to regain national prominence as one of the best teams in the league and are able to make it to the Super Bowl.  But it is equally possibly the Super Bowl could come to them.  This week, all eyes have turned to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI.  Indianapolis was given […]

Raiders getting stuffed at the line in DC search

The Raiders have made a flurry of hires the past couple days. First came offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and within a little over a day, he had put together most of his staff. But thus far, the only coordinators and position coaches have been on the offensive side of the ball as the Raiders have […]

Raiders’ Pollack hire means switch back to ZBS

The Raiders have been moving quickly hiring their coaching staff the past few days. The most recent is bringing in Frank Pollack to coach the offensive line as first reported by Pollack replaces Bob Wylie who coached the Raiders’ offensive line last season. That means out with Wylie’s power blocking scheme and in with Pollack’s […]

Raiders coaching staff live blog

This is an updated transaction list of Raider coaches both current and now former. Each time there appears to be a coach incoming or a former coach signs with another team, this blog will be updated to reflect those changes to keep you up to date. We start with what the staff looked like at […]

Greg Knapp gets another crack at running Raiders offense

The coaching search for the Raiders has been a long mysterious process with mysterious names popping up seemingly out of nowhere. Dennis Allen as head coach was a somewhat unexpected move and his staff is shaping up much the same way. Or at least the hiring of Greg Knapp as offensive coordinator. Up until Monday, […]

Raiders HC Allen sends Rolando McClain a message

At Dennis Allen’s press conference on Monday to announce him as the Raiders’ new head coach, he emphasized discipline as a big part of his philosophy. The elephant in the room was the subject of Rolando McClain — until someone stepped up and asked about him. I have thrown around that word “discipline” all season […]

Dennis Allen will not be calling plays for Raiders

The moment Dennis Allen was hired as the Raiders’ head coach, the questions surfaced as to whether he would be hiring a defensive coordinator or calling the plays himself. Well, in his Monday press conference, he gave us a straight answer. “I’m gonna be heavily involved in all aspects of the gameplanning—offense, defense, special teams,” […]

Dennis Allen preaches “new day” in Oakland

The Raiders introduced their new head coach today. Dennis Allen comes in as the 18th head coach in Raiders’ history. He is firmly in the tradition of the Raiders hiring upstart, firey young head coaches. In fact, he is replacing one in Hue Jackson. And on Monday, we got to meet Allen for the first […]

Who were Raiders scouting at the Senior Bowl?

Every NFL team has had their scouts and coaches in Mobile, Alabama this week for the Senior Bowl. After practices, each team’s scouts have a chance to speak with some of the prospects on the squads. Here are the players in whom Raider scouts have taken particular interest. Quinton Coples, DE/OLB, North CarolinaProjected: Round 1, […]

UPDATED: Two top coordinator candidates emerge for Raiders

With the Raiders having a new general manager and new head coach with no head coaching experience, it has been difficult to gauge how the Raiders’ coaching staff would look when it takes shape. But top candidates have now emerged for both the offensive and defensive coordinator positions. The top candidate as it appears at […]

Raiders make Dennis Allen hiring official

Most of the sports world has been privy to the Raiders’ hiring of Dennis Allen as their head coach since Tuesday. At the time, it was said to be a handshake agreement between the coach and Raiders’ general manager Reggie McKenzie. The team has now made the hiring official. Friday the team announced the hiring and […]

Rolando McClain facing rough road ahead

It has been a tumultuous last two months for Raiders’ starting middle linebacker Rolando McClain. It all started on December 1st of last year when he was arrested on several charges including assault and discharging a firearm in city limits while visiting his hometown of Decatur, Alabama. It hasn’t gotten better for him since then. […]

Where Dennis Allen goes, success follows

The Raiders’ new head coach may not have any head coaching to look back on. But he is not free of experience and success. He certainly had something that impressed Reggie McKenzie, and it is likely to be the same thing that had him rising in the coaching ranks as quickly as he has. Allen […]

Raiders McKenzie gets “his guy”: Dennis Allen

Two weeks to the day that the Raiders fired former head coach Hue Jackson, the team has a new head coach. He is former Broncos defensive coordinator, Dennis Allen. At 39 years of age, Allen comes in as the youngest head coach in the NFL. Hiring young head coaches is nothing new for the Raiders. […]