reggie mck
January 28, 20155

Grading Reggie McKenzie’s tenure as Raiders GM

After I graded Trent Baalke’s moves since becoming General Manager of the 49ers, a lot of people asked if I’d go through the same process with several other GMs in the

January 26, 20150

Raiders add three offensive coaches (Rob Moore, Bernie Parmalee and Bobby Johnson) to Jack Del Rio’s staff

The Oakland Raiders completed their offensive coaching staff over the weekend with three hires. Bobby Johnson: tight ends coach Rob Moore: wide receivers coach Bernie Parmalee:  running backs coach And no, the

January 23, 20151

Raiders LB Khalil Mack has serious competition for DROY

Most agree that the Oakland Raiders hit a home run with their 2014 NFL Draft class. Of their eight picks, four were starters for the majority of the season: first-rounder

Radio Wars
January 21, 201571

Bill Romanowski says “diarrhea” comes out of Damon Bruce’s mouth (ratings post)

Ratings down across the board, blah blah blah, nobody listens to sports talk radio during holiday season, blah blah blah (I know you’re here to read about Bill Romanowski’s argument

January 21, 20152

Raiders add ex-49ers special teams coordinator, lose QB coach

The NFL coaching dominoes are starting to fall as teams construct their respective staffs. A day after the Oakland Raiders added Bill Musgrave to their staff as offensive coordinator, they

Jim Tomsula Trent Baalke Jed York
January 21, 20150

BASGcast (Ep. 123): Chris Biderman on Tomsula, James Arcellena on Del Rio

Both the 49ers and Raiders have new head coaches. Chris Biderman of Niners Digest discusses Jim Tomsula in San Francisco and James Arcellena dives into Jack Del Rio taking over

ms and bm
January 20, 20150

Sanchez went from awful to average under Musgrave, so what will we see from Carr?

The Oakland Raiders have their offensive coordinator and it is nowhere near as exciting as everyone thought it would be. When Jack Del Rio was hired, names like Marc Trestman,

Jack Del Rio Mark Davis Raiders
January 16, 20155

Raiders press conference offers distinct contrast to 49ers’ Tomsulery

One day after the San Francisco 49ers introduced their new head coach, Jim Tomsula, the Oakland Raiders took their turn, introducing Jack Del Rio, and the two events could not

January 15, 20155

Jack Del Rio could bring a great staff to Oakland

The Oakland Raiders have found their head coach in former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. After nine years as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Del Rio has

January 14, 20152

Raiders hire John Madden’s choice: Jack Del Rio

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how teams need a wise, experienced voice to provide stability and perspective in their respective front offices. Supposedly the 49ers are a

tb dc jm
January 14, 20152

Two Raiders named to PFWA All-Rookie team, but not Derek Carr

Two Oakland Raiders were named to the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team: linebacker Khalil Mack and defensive tackle Justin Ellis. Many believe Mack’s rookie year was worthy of the Defensive

jack of the river
January 12, 20158

Raiders to have second interview with Jack Del Rio on Tuesday

The Oakland Raiders are going to be sitting with Jack Del Rio for the second time this offseason. The Raiders, who fired their head coach after Week 4 of the regular

romo papa mark davis
January 06, 2015122

Greg Papa on Mike Shanahan: “I don’t want him coaching the Raiders.”

When news broke that the Oakland Raiders interviewed Mike Shanahan, many NFL observers paused and scratched their heads. For Raiders’ announcer Greg Papa, it was more than just confusing … it

January 06, 20151

Jack Del Rio may be the best the Raiders can get

The Oakland Raiders roster in 2015 will be better than the one that Dennis Allen took over back in 2012. The Raiders believe they now have their franchise quarterback in Derek

January 05, 20152

2014 Raiders Roster Review: Quarterback

The Oakland Raiders are currently in the middle of a search for their next head coach and whoever they hire will have a lot of work to do. The team

December 31, 20148

Silver and Boring: Raiders need to liven up their head coach search

When the Oakland Raiders reportedly offered Jim Harbaugh more money than Michigan did, many fans took that as a sign that owner Mark Davis was ready to hire a big

sparano manning
December 29, 20142

Raiders end season with a blowout loss; now it’s time to end Sparano’s tenure

Over the final six weeks of the season, the Oakland Raiders boasted a record of .500, winning every other game in that span. After going more than 16 games without

December 23, 20140

Raiders tackle Menelik Watson gives family in need more than $36,000

The Oakland Raiders, like all NFL teams, frequently send players out to do charity work. It’s also not uncommon for players to organize community events on their own time, putting together

December 22, 20144

Young Raiders WRs make argument for roster spots in 2015

The Oakland Raiders won their third game of the season and their third out of the last five games. In each win, one or two players stood out as the

sparano carr
December 18, 20144

Carr says he’d love to see Sparano back, likely won’t get his wish

Tony Sparano (2-8) has done a slightly better job this season of coaching the Oakland Raiders than his predecessor, Dennis Allen (0-4). And despite those eight losses (including two epic blowouts),

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