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  1. Rapid Reaction: Oakland Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A few thoughts on the Oakland Raiders' 16-9 loss to New England at Gillette Stadium: What it means: The Raiders were gutsy, but the reality is they fell to 0-3. The Oakland defense was better and it kept the Raiders in the gam...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  2. Raiders' Moore out, Roach not cleared

    Bill Williamson

    The struggling Oakland Raiders' defense might be taking a big hit at the linebacker position. Outside linebacker Sio Moore was ruled out of Sunday's game at New England on Sunday and middle linebacker Nick Roach hasn't been cleared from a concussion ...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  3. Khalil Mack hopes to help Raiders' struggles on run defense

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Khalil Mack prides himself on stopping the run. While the No. 5 overall draft pick is known for his ability as a pass-rusher, Mack loves getting dirty and stopping the run. It kills him that the 0-2 Oakland Raiders have struggle...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  4. Raiders might be without Moore and Roach

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The chances are growing that the struggling Oakland Raiders' defense could have the daunting task of playing against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday without starting linebackers Sio Moore and Nick Roach. Moore h...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  5. Watt TD prime example of Raiders' issues

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- No play has exemplified the Oakland Raiders' woes on defense more than J.J. Watt's one-yard touchdown catch to start the Houston Texans' onslaught Sunday. Yes, Watt is a defensive end. That's the problem. Watt entered the fie...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  6. Justin Tuck: No. 89 defensive player

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders spent money to get better on defense and according to our ESPN panelists, it is working. Two days into a two-week project, the Raiders have two defenders on ESPN.com's Top 100 players list. In last year's ESP...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  7. Antoine Bethea of San Francisco 49ers leaves game early with conc...

    Bill Williamson

    An already thin-San Francisco 49ers defense took another blow Sunday when starting safety Antoine Bethea departed early in Sunday's home game against Denver with a concussion. He will not return to the game, the team said.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2014
  8. W2W4: San Francisco 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers (0-1) and Denver Broncos (1-0) play in the first game at Levi's Stadium on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET. Three things to watch: The defense: 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said his unit was "pushed around" last week at Baltimore. The ...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  9. What you're probably freaking out about

    Bill Williamson

    BALTIMORE -- The San Francisco 49ers were beaten down 23-3 by the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. Let's look at three areas that could be worry spots based on the outcome of the game: DEFENSE Why: The unit was "pushed around" in the words o...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  10. Observation Deck: San Francisco 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    BALTIMORE -- It is accurate to say the first players on defense for the San Francisco 49ers Thursday night did not play well. However, it's inaccurate to say the 49ers' first-team defense was torched in a 23-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The tea...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  11. Morris hoping to make mark at nickel CB

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Last year, simply making the San Francisco 49ers' roster was a significant accomplishment for Darryl Morris. This year, the goal is to get on the field for significant playing time on defense. The undrafted rookie cornerb...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  12. Salary-cap look: Defense

    Bill Williamson

    Let's take a look at how the San Francisco 49ers' 2014 salary-cap status currently breaks down, thanks to ESPN Stats & Information. The 49ers have about $4 million under the cap and will get another $6 million-plus June 1 because of the Carlos...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  13. How Chris Cook could affect 49ers' defense

    Bill Williamson

    It's probably not accurate to believe the San Francisco 49ers are going all in with Chris Cook and the one-high safety scheme. After all, Cook signed a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum with no guaranteed money. If he was going to be the cen...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  14. Antoine Bethea eager to join 49ers defense

    Bill Williamson

    New San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea participated in a conference call with media on Wednesday. Some impressions: Bethea said he was attracted to the 49ers because of their winning culture. He called the defense "great" and it seemed, fro...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  15. McShay Mock 3.0: Packers

    Bill Williamson

    Todd McShay's third NFL mock draft for 2014 is out on ESPN Insider today. The Packers could use just about everything on defense and they have some prominent members on that side of the ball up for free agency. Also, unlike most years, it would not b...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  16. Kaepernick struggled vs. top defenses

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Quarterback Colin Kaepernick had his worst NFL game against the Carolina Panthers two months ago. But that might not be what most concerns the San Francisco 49ers heading into their divisional playoff game at Carolina on Sun...

    Blog | January 10, 2014