Raiders remove coaching staff from website

An interesting thing happened today. The Raiders, in the midst of a head coaching search, removed the entire coaching staff page from their official team website. Prior to the page’s removal, the only names that had been removed were that of former head coach Hue Jackson and wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal. Even after it was revealed […]

Raiders UDFA rookie sends Patriots to Super Bowl

The Patriots and Ravens played in a hotly contested AFC Championship. The savior at the end of the game was none other than Raiders’ former undrafted free agent, Sterling Moore, who batted down a sure Raven touchdown that would have given the Ravens the victory. I was a strong supporter of Sterling Moore in Raider camp […]

McKenzie’s track record with Packers foretells Raiders future

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~Aristotle With the Green Bay Packers’ season now over, the Raiders’ coaching search will most likely kick into high gear. Raider fans are well accustomed to new coaching searches, having had more of them than any other team in the last […]

Raiders Jon Condo snapped up as Pro Bowler

As expected, Raiders long snapper Jon Condo has been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster as a “need” player. He joins his fellow special teamers kicker Sebastian Janikowski and punter Shane Lechler in Hawaii. It will mark the second Pro Bowl appearance for Condo, who was also selected to the AFC squad following the 2009 […]

Raiders could add more players in 2012 Pro Bowl

Currently the Raiders have three players in the 2012 Pro Bowl: defensive tackle Richard Seymour, punter Shane Lechler, and kicker Sebastian Janikowski. But they may not be the final list of Raiders who get a ticket to Hawaii next weekend. The Raider Pro Bowl alternates are safety Tyvon Branch, defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, running back […]

As the Raiders coaching candidate carousel turns

A process that was originally thought to involve just a small handful of candidates now includes quite a few more — and some are rather unsuspected candidates. Today three more names were thrown into the Raiders’ coaching search inquiry pot. The first interview request that came up was for Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator, Marty Mornhinweg. […]

Three new Raiders head coach candidates emerge

There has been a great deal of speculation as to whom the Raiders will consider for their head coaching vacancy. Up until now, the only interview of which we were aware was of Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles. Now three additional candidates have emerged, one of whom reportedly has already interviewed for the job. […]

Packers lose, Raiders coaching search kicks into high gear

When the Raiders brought in former Packers’ Director of Football Operations, Reggie McKenzie, as their general manager, he promptly fired head coach Hue Jackson. McKenzie then said he wanted to bring in “one of his guys” as the next coach. But if his guy was to come from the Packers, it would have to wait […]

Moving day for Raiders coaching staff

It’s time. The Raiders chose only to fire head coach Hue Jackson outright, leaving the remaining staff members to wait until their contract was up. That day is today. As of tomorrow, they will officially no longer be under contract with the Raiders. One coach has already left. Wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal left to […]

Signs point to Raiders switching to 3-4 defense

For the past few years now the question has been asked: will the Raiders switch to a 3-4 defensive scheme? Well, it appears there is some evidence that time may have finally come. The most recent clue came from new General Manager Reggie McKenzie. I asked him during the Raiders’ press conference whether his experience […]

Hue Jackson had to go

Raider Nation, I hear you screaming in the streets.  I see your Facebook statuses proclaiming your outrage.  My Twitter timeline is dripping with your despair.  I’m currently turning off my phone so the texts won’t interrupt this article.  Wipe away your tears, and take a moment to read just why Hue Jackson ultimately HAD to […]

Mark Davis emphasizes Raiders could move to LA

The Raiders held a press conference to announce Reggie McKenzie as the Raiders’ next general manager. Managing general partner, Mark Davis, took the opportunity to send the message that the Raiders are very open to a move back to Los Angeles. During the press conference itself, Davis was asked about plans for a new stadium […]

What the Raiders can expect as the Reggie McKenzie era begins

According to Hue Jackson, Al Davis once told him, “Hue, trust your players, not your plays.” That begs the question, what happens when you can’t trust your players? The answer: You hire Reggie McKenzie to be the General Manager and he promptly fires Hue Jackson. With that, the McKenzie era has begun in Oakland. In […]