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  1. Greg Olson expresses disappointment about Raiders offenses poor ...

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Change is the theme in Oakland Raiders' building this week as the 0-4 outfit transitions to interim coach Tony Sparano after the bye-week firing of coach Dennis Allen. Sparano has changed a lot as the Raiders try to shake things up...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  2. Mike McCoy discusses his friends firing

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - One of Dennis Allen's closest friends in coaching believes the freshly fired coach of the Oakland Raiders will be "fine." San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy, speaking to Bay Area reporters in a conference call Wednesday, address...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  3. Sparano turns to Woodley for inspiration

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- New Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano is clearly big on motivation. We've already seen that in his short stint as Dennis Allen's replacement. In his first team meeting Wednesday, Sparano showed that teams can turnaround...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  4. Tony Sparano of Oakland Raiders implements uptempo practice

    Bill Williamson

    The Raiders practiced Monday for the first time under Tony Sparano as they returned from their bye week and the interim coach implemented a faster-paced practice.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2014
  5. Reggie McKenzie needs new coach to win

    Bill Williamson

    My initial reaction to the firing of coach Dennis Allen on Monday was that it puts general manager Reggie McKenzie on the hot seat. McKenzie's hiring of Allen and his failures to put winning talent the field were my reasons behind the column. The...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  6. Meet interim Raiders coach Tony Sparano

    Bill Williamson

    A look at new Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano: New gig: Sparano was introduced as 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 becoming Oakland...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  7. 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 Oakland Raiders head coach. Yet, Sparano made it clear things are going to change as he takes over the Raiders for the final 12 g...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Time is right for Raiders to fire Dennis Allen

    Bill Williamson

    The only thing perfect about the Oakland Raiders? It is the perfect time to make a coaching change. Speculation about coach Dennis Allen getting fired has been high for weeks and is now off the charts after another lopsided defeat. The Raiders wer...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  16. Andre Holmes will get a chance at WR

    Bill Williamson

    With Rod Streater out with a fractured foot, the next Oakland Raiders receiver in the rotation will probably be Andre Holmes. Oakland coach Dennis Allen said the 6-foot-4 Holmes is an intriguing prospect. He had five catches for 45 yards against t...

    Blog | September 24, 2014