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Grading the NFL’s New Coaching Hires

By Mark Ross, 3 weeks 3 days ago
For the second offseason in a row, seven NFL teams have hired new head coaches. Unlike last year, however, the most recent coaching carousel took a few unexpected turns. While Atlanta, Chicago and the Jets all fired their head coach on Dec. 29, the day after the regular season ended (also known as Black Monday), the most surprising dismissal came when Denver fired its head coach the day...

Raiders name Ken Norton Jr. defensive coordinator

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders named former Cowboys and 49ers linebacker Ken Norton Jr. as their new defensive coordinator on Friday. Norton arrives after spending the last five seasons as the linebackers coach for the Seattle Seahawks and mentoring Super Bowl XLVIII MVP Malcolm Smith. Prior to that, he spent six seasons as a coach with Southern California, guiding...

Raiders re-sign Woodson for next season

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders announced Monday that they have re-signed safety Charles Woodson for next season. Woodson, 38, was set to be a free agent in March after re-signing with Oakland on a one-year deal last year. He had a career-high 113 tackles in 16 games for the Raiders this past season and added one sack, four interceptions and eight passes defensed....

Raiders add Tice to coaching staff

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio continued to build his staff Friday, adding former Vikings head coach Mike Tice to the group. Tice will coach the offensive line for the Raiders after spending the 2014 season in the same role with the Atlanta Falcons. He was Minnesota's head coach from 2002-05, compiling a record of 32-33 with a 1-1 record in the...

Ranking the 15 Greatest Plays in Super Bowl History

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
What defines a great play? Degree of difficulty? Gravity of the moment? The greatness of the players involved and their place in NFL history? Entertainment factor? How about all of the above. Game-winning touchdowns, heroic out-of-body experiences, historic moments and even some hilarious gaffes — looking at you Garo Yepremian — all make the Super Bowl the greatest sporting...

Raiders name Musgrave offensive coordinator

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders named Bill Musgrave as their new offensive coordinator on Monday. Musgrave comes over from the Philadelphia Eagles, where he was quarterbacks coach under Chip Kelly. He will be reunited with new Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, who was named to the position last week. Musgrave was offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars...

Raiders make it official with Del Rio

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders made it official Thursday and named Jack Del Rio as their new head coach. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but NFL.com on Wednesday said it would be a four-year contract for the former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach. "After a thorough interview and evaluation process, we are excited to announce Jack Del Rio as the head coach of...

Raiders hire Del Rio as head coach

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jack Del Rio is an NFL head coach again. According to multiple reports, Del Rio has reached an agreement with the Oakland Raiders, meaning the 51-year-old will move from one of the NFL's best teams over the past three seasons to one of its worst. NFL.com reported that Del Rio will receive a four-year contract. He will become the Raiders' seventh full-...

NFL Matchup - Oakland at Denver

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
NFL Matchup - Oakland at Denver Oakland Raiders:== Sep 7 - L at NY Jets, 14-19== Sep 14 - L vs. Houston, 14-30== Sep 21 - L at New England, 9-16== Sep 28 - L vs. Miami, 14-38== Oct 5 - Open== Oct 12 - L vs. San Diego, 28-31== Oct 19 - L vs. Arizona, 13-24== Oct 26 - L at Cleveland, 13-23== Nov 2...

Raiders place CB Brown on IR

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders placed cornerback Tarell Brown on injured reserve Saturday. Brown will miss Oakland's final two games due to a foot injury. After spending the first seven years of his career in San Francisco, Brown signed with the Raiders this season as a free agent and totaled 66 tackles and 16 passes defensed over 14 games. To fill his spot...