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  1. Al Davis died three years ago today

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Wednesday marks a sad and pivotal date in Oakland Raiders history. Legendary team owner Al Davis died on Oct. 8, 2011. He was 82. Davis was in failing health for an extended time yet was making decisions until shortly before his...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  2. On Mark Davis, a potential replacement and who makes Raiders attr...

    Bill Williamson

    Some random thoughts on the Oakland Raiders' coaching change: Pressure is on Mark Davis: The Raiders need to get better. Mark Davis has controlled this team since November 2011 when his father, Al Davis, died. Mark Davis has done a nice job of sta...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. Pressure is on GM Reggie McKenzie with Dennis Allen out in Oaklan...

    Bill Williamson

    Dennis Allen's turn on the hot seat is over -- he was fired by the Oakland Raiders late Monday -- and it is time for the man who brought Allen to Oakland to take his place over the flame. Allen's removal as Raiders coach probably won't be be a cur...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  4. Inside the Terrelle Pryor decision

    Bill Williamson

    Multiple news outlets are reporting that Terrelle Pryor, not Matt Flynn, will open as the Oakland Raiders' starting quarterback this season. This is no shock, and I have long stumped for this outcome. Some thoughts: McKenzie goes with Al Davis' gu...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  5. Lack of top-100 talent cripples Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    Today, the Raider Nation rejoices. One of its beloved players is getting due respect. For the first time since our 100 top offensive and defensive players in the NFL project began Monday, there is an Oakland representative. To commemorate his r...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  6. Camp Confidential: Oakland Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    NAPA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders are basically starting over. In the second year of the Reggie McKenzie-Dennis Allen era, the team has hit the reset button. The Raiders kept several high-dollar players at start of the post-Al Davis era in 2012 ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  7. Revisiting fourth round of 2010 draft

    Bill Williamson

    A couple of week ago, both the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers could have been criticized for not taking Aaron Hernandez. Both teams passed on the Florida product in the fourth round of the 2010 draft. The talented Hernandez was conside...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  8. Oakland's QBs: A work in progress

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Dennis Allen knows there is much intrigue about his quarterback situation. Still, the Oakland Raiders coach is not in a hurry to see it play out. "We haven't really even had a full practice," Allen said. "We have three-plus m...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  9. Raiders' defense going back to Davis years

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Al Davis Oakland Raiders were known for playing man-to-man coverage in the secondary. The late Oakland owner would be pleased. The 2013 Oakland Raiders are going back to those days in essence. The Raiders have to spend a ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  10. John Madden: An all-time great NFL name

    Bill Williamson

    John Madden is a football household name for the ages. Madden is a man of generations. Parents recognize the man for reasons much diffident reasons than their children. Yet, everyone equates John Madden to football success. In 1970s, Madden was...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  11. Sid Gillman is No. 18 all-time coach

    Bill Williamson

    Former San Diego Chargers coach Sid Gillman is No. 18 on ESPN's list of all-time NFL coaches. He coached the Chargers from 1960-71. The Chargers won five division titles and one league championship in the first six years of the American Football L...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  12. Trask resignation ends an Oakland era

    Bill Williamson

    After more than 25 years with the team, a professional sports trailblazer has departed the Oakland Raiders. Amy Trask had been Raiders CEO since 1997. She was the first woman in a major leadership role in professional sports. Trask was known fo...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  13. Lechler exit signals end of an Oakland era

    Bill Williamson

    In another reminder that the Al Davis era is over, punter Shane Lechler is a former Oakland Raider. Lechler's signing with the Houston Texans is the end of a long, solid run with the franchise. The Raiders have lost several players this offseas...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  14. Tuck rule change won't ease pain

    Bill Williamson

    Closure? Probably not. Some wounds never heal. The events of Jan. 19, 2002, in snowy Foxborough, Mass., fall under that category in the Raider Nation. It was the inspiration for the tuck rule. On Wednesday, more than 11 years later and in th...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  15. Hue Jackson the Oakland G.M.?

    Bill Williamson

    Former Oakland coach Hue Jackson told Sports Illustrated he was offered the Raiders' general manager job by owner Al Davis in 2009 before he was the team's head coach. Jackson was the Raiders head coach when Davis died in 2011. After the season Ja...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  16. Jerry Rice takes Tim Brown's side

    Bill Williamson

    The Tim Brown-Bill Callahan head-scratching story has gained new legs. Jerry Rice backed up Brown's claims that Callahan sabotaged Oakland's chances before its 48-21 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl 10 year ago. Brown said Callah...

    Blog | January 22, 2013