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  1. Bill Williamson

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  2. New Raiders coach Tony Sparano wants to change some things

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Tony Sparano made a point of saying how much he respects Dennis Allen, the man he is replacing as the Oakland Raiders' head coach. Yet, Sparano made it clear things are going to change as he takes over the Raiders for the final...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. Meet interim Raiders coach Tony Sparano

    Bill Williamson

    A look at new Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano New gig: Sparano was introduced as the Raiders' interim head coach for the rest of the season Tuesday. He replaces Dennis Allen, who was fired after a 0-4 start and an 8-28 record since beco...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  4. Raiders brass still believes in talent level

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- In his introductory news conference as Oakland Raiders interim head coach, Tony Sparano explained the biggest problem his new team is facing. "They have forgotten how to win," Sparano said. "You can fall into that trap. There's ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  5. Raiders back on bottom of Power Rankings

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders have the look of being the worst NFL team after four games. They are 0-4, they haven't been competitive in three of the four games, and they just fired their coach, Dennis Allen. Their rookie quarterback Derek Carr, a bright sp...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  6. 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
  7. The Film Dont Lie: Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    A weekly look at what the Oakland Raiders must fix: Philip Rivers has been the picture of quarterback efficiency this season. His completion percentage was 69.5 last season and it is 70.1 this season. That could be a big issue for the Oakland R...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  8. Tony Sparano named Oakland Raiders' interim head coach

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders named Tony Sparano as their interim head coach Tuesday, less than 24 hours after firing Dennis Allen.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  9. What would it take to bring back Jon Gruden to Raiders?

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders head coaching job comes up a lot. It's the eighth time it has been open since 2002, the year the Raiders traded Jon Gruden to Tampa Bay. And as usual, Gruden's name has surfaced to fill this vacancy. Many in the Bay Area wou...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  10. Possible Raiders coaching candidates

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders will be looking for another permanent head coach in January. In the meantime, they will have an interim coach (likely announced Tuesday) and owner Mark Davis will have to decide the future of general manager Reggie McKenzie. So...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  11. Dennis Allen still has chance at success

    Bill Williamson

    It is clear that Dennis Allen's tenure as Oakland Raiders coach was a failure. The Raiders were 8-28 under Allen and have lost 10 straight games, the longest current losing streak in the league. The Raiders were clearly justified in relieving Alle...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Dennis Allen fired as head coach of Oakland Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night after an 0-4 start and only eight wins in his 36-game tenure.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  14. Assessing the Oakland Raiders receivers

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders' receiving group has taken some interesting turns in the first quarter of the season. Let's take a look where each receiver stands: James Jones: The free-agent pickup from Green Bay has been Oakland's best offensive player. He ...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  15. Raiders' Derek Carr struggles when blitzed

    Bill Williamson

    In Derek Carr's first four games as an NFL starter, it is clear that his biggest issues arise when he is pressured. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Oakland Raiders quarterback entered Sunday's 38-14 loss to Miami completing 71 perce...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  16. Raiders' quarter checkpoint

    Bill Williamson

    The first quarter of the Oakland Raiders' regular season is complete. Let's look at some key developments: Story of the quarter: 0-4. The Raiders made additions in free agency and the brass thought this team would be much improved from the 4-12 r...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  17. Raiders notes: Run defense struggles

    Bill Williamson

    Some random thoughts on the Oakland Raiders after their 38-14 loss to Miami in London to fall to 0-4: The Raiders' run defense wilted again. It allowed Miami 157 yards on 35 carries. Through four games, Oakland has now allowed 633 yards on the gr...

    Blog | September 28, 2014