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  1. Tim Brown hopes his HOF wait is ending

    Bill Williamson

    Tim Brown hears it all the time: He is going to be a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That's great and all, but he's waiting. "If I had a dollar for every time I hear, 'You're definitely going to get in, it's just a matter of time,' I'd...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  2. Thoughts on Brad Johnson's Super Bowl football hijinks: Yawn

    Bill Williamson

    As another New England Patriots controversy captivates the NFL -- this time it's deflated footballs -- an old Super Bowl tale has surfaced and it involves your Oakland Raiders. Brad Johnson, who quarterbacked the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 48-21 th...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  3. Jack Del Rios coaching influences run deep

    Bill Williamson

    Jack Del Rio knows what question makes him get a tad long winded -- a question about his football coaching influences. As he was introduced as the Oakland Raiders' 21st head coach Friday, Del Rio was asked about them. Ha laughed and said that the ...

    Blog | January 17, 2015
  4. Hall of Fame finalist: Tim Brown

    Bill Williamson

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame class will be announced on Jan. 31. Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown is one of 18 finalists. Once again, the dynamic former Raiders receiver is a finalist for induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But ...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  5. Jon Gruden wont happen; focus expected to be on Jim Harbaugh

    Bill Williamson

    Jon Gruden will not be the next coach of the Oakland Raiders. It was a longshot anyway, but it became official Monday when ESPN announced that Gruden has signed a contract extension to be an analyst on "Monday Night Football" through 2021. Thus, G...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  6. Raiders rookie LB Khalil Mack honored for fundamental approach

    Bill Williamson

    One of the more prestigious yearly honors for NFL players is given by the USA Football All-Fundamentals Team. It didn't take Khalil Mack long to get noticed by the impressive five-person committee. Mack, an Oakland Raiders' outside linebacker, was...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  7. Reggie McKenzie thrilled for his mentor Ron Wolf

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Ron Wolf took a major step toward entrance in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week. And one of his proteges couldn't be happier. "I'm very excited about this news; he very much deserves it," Oakland Raiders general manager Re...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  8. Winless Raiders look like NFL's worst team

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Injured Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett had a truth-hurts message to Oakland Raiders fans when he scribbled "0-6, worst team in football" on a sideline board at the end of another defeat suffered by the home tea...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  9. Rapid Reaction: Oakland Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- A few thoughts on the Oakland Raiders' 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans. What it means: The Raiders fell to 0-2 and looked awful. This team was lacking in essentially every area a football team can be lacking. The Texans are an average ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  10. Early look at potential first-round picks

    Bill Williamson

    With the college football season about to commence, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay is getting his ducks in a row by ranking the top players at each position . While McShay's board will surely change due to production (both positive and negative) a...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  11. Pro Football Focus thinks highly of 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers are widely considered an elite NFL team, and Pro Football Focus' latest unit rankings reflect those high expectations. In Insider pieces, Pro Football Focus ranks the 49ers' offense as the seventh best in the NFL and their ...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  12. San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore nears end of long road ba...

    Bill Williamson

    Niners running back Marcus Lattimore's long road back from a devastating knee injury, one he hasn't traveled alone, is nearing the end, writes Bill Williamson.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  13. Harbaugh excited about getting QB secured

    Bill Williamson

    For San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, one of the best aspects of Colin Kaepernick's new six-year extension is the fact that his quarterback can now relax and focus on his growth as a football player. "Going through a season now, [he's] not h...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  14. PFF: 49ers have NFL's second-best roster

    Bill Williamson

    In an Insider piece, Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus ranked the NFL rosters from 1-32. The San Francisco 49ers are ranked at No.2, right behind NFC West rival and defending Super Bowl champion Seattle. Here is some of what Monson wrote about t...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  15. Picking up Smith option wise football move

    Bill Williamson

    The only thing wrong about the San Francisco 49ers committing nearly $10 million to Aldon Smith is the timing. It certainly could be perceived that exercising the 2015 option for the troubled pass-rusher at $9.75 million less than three weeks...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  16. Joe Montana, Dan Marino playing flag football at Candlestick Park...

    Bill Williamson

    There will be one more San Francisco 49ers' presence at Candlestick Park and it will feature the most important player in team history.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014