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Jack Del Rio Fired, Jon Gruden Coming Back to the Raiders as Head Coach

The Raiders season is over, but the real news for the silver and black is about to begin, as reports from ESPN’s Adam Schefter says that former coach Jon Gruden is coming back – as the new head coach of the Raiders. “Jon Gruden is going to be the next coach of the Oakland Raiders.” […]

Raiders Coach Jack Del Rio Says OC Todd Downing’s Season Has Not Been Real Smooth

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio was asked about offensive coordinator Todd Downing’s performance this year during a Wednesday press conference. He didn’t offer a vote of confidence, but he didn’t push Downing under the bus, Scott Bair of CSN Bayarea reports. “Obviously a lot of things have gone in a negative direction, but I […]

Jack Del Rio Wants Raiders Players to Worry About Team; Not Where They Will Play

A vote by NFL owners to move the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas was held today, but despite another move for the Silver and Black, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said it is his mission to keep his team focused on the upcoming season, which will be played at the Oakland Coliseum — the […]

Jack Del Rio and the Raiders Talking Contract Extension

The Raiders and head coach Jack Del Rio have started discussions on a contract extension, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. This comes on the heels of the team’s first playoff appearance in 14 seasons. Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie was given a four-year extension in July, and the Raiders plan to give […]

How Del Rio and the Raiders Have Become a Dangerous Team in the AFC

Five weeks into the 2016 NFL season and the Oakland Raiders have suddenly have the look of a winner. Last season the club started out 4-3, but then a three-game losing streak halted chatter of the postseason, and eventually the team ended 7-9. This season has started even better, as with Derek Carr and the […]

Decision to Go For Two Was Made Before Raiders Began Their Winning Drive

The decision to go for a two-point conversion with less than a minute to play on the road against the Saints was not up for debate on the Raiders’ sideline, Paul Gutierrez of reports. Not even when considering that settling for the safer extra point attempt could have tied the game, while missing on […]

Gutsy Call by Del Rio Pays Off; Raiders Top Saints 35-34 on Two-Point Play

For Oakland coach Jack Del Rio, calling for a do-or-die, 2-point conversion was less a gamble than a philosophical declaration. Del Rio had no interest in a conservative point-after kick, and let his offense know it well before the decision had to be made. So when Derek Carr hit Seth Roberts for a 10-yard touchdown […]