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  1. Andy Lee salutes Guys HOF election

    Bill Williamson

    The celebration of Ray Guy's election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday extended beyond Guy and the Oakland Raiders. It's a victory for all punters. "It was a proud day to be a punter," said San Francisco 49ers punter Andy Lee on T...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Raising red flags in the AFC West

    Bill Williamson

    The Football Outsiders offer their post-draft red-flag areas for each AFC West team. Let's review. Denver Broncos Red flag: Middle linebacker My thoughts: It is a potential problem. But the Broncos feel like they will find a suitable option f...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  4. AFC West Hall of Fame finalists

    Bill Williamson

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its 17 finalists for enshrinement. The enshrinement vote will be held February 2. Let's take a look at the four candidates among the 17 who spent significant portions of their careers in the AFC West. Here t...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  5. Broncos not perfect, but sidestep trap

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Peyton Manning probably will stew all weekend. While his team enjoys an early-December Sunday away from football, knowing it put heat on the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots, Manning probably will keep himself up at nig...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  6. Raiders deny Gruden report

    Bill Williamson

    Wednesday evening, the Oakland Raiders strongly denied a Tuesday report by Pro Football Weekly saying that the Raiders and former coach Jon Gruden are in talks to bring Gruden back to the team in a prominent role. It happened on the day first-year...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  7. Dennis Allen will coach with heavy heart

    Bill Williamson

    There was no greater influence for Dennis Allen than his father, in life and in football. Thursday, Allen will coach his Oakland Raiders two days after saying goodbye to his father. The Raiders announced Tuesday morning that former NFL player Grad...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  8. AFC West HOF semifinalists

    Bill Williamson

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its 27 semifinalists for enshrinement in 2012. The list of 27 will be pared to 17 finalists in January, and the enshrinement vote will be held in February. Let's take a look at the nine candidates among the ...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  9. Patience is the prescription in Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders have done a good job of becoming a modern NFL franchise in the past year. They must continue that trend, and that means owner Mark Davis needs to continue to stay in the background and allow the men he chose to run the football...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  10. AFC West: More or Less

    Bill Williamson

    After running the numbers, ESPN.com pro football writer John Clayton arrived at a win total for every team in the division for 2012. Is the figure too high, too low or spot on? DENVER BRONCOS: I'm not surprised Clayton has Denver pegged to win the...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  11. Oakland Raiders schedule analysis

    Bill Williamson

    Breakdown: The Reggie McKenzie/Dennis Allen era starts in style as the Raiders host San Diego on "Monday Night Football" in Week 1. It's a rematch of a game that knocked the Raiders out of playoff contention last season in Hue Jackson's last game wit...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  12. Broncos, Raiders go down the stretch

    Bill Williamson

    In Week 1, the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos engaged in a lackluster season opener on "Monday Night Football" in which the visiting Raiders ended up winning by three points. Leaving the stadium that night (the last road game ever attended by the...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  13. Breaking down HOF semifinalists

    Bill Williamson

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its 26 semifinalists for enshrinement in 2012. The list of 26 will be pared to 17 finalists in January and the enshrinement vote will be held in February. Let's take a look at the eight candidates among the ...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  14. Chiefs looking for rare standings logjam

    Bill Williamson

    The Kansas City Chiefs have a chance to make some NFL history on Monday night. The Oakland Raiders are rooting for them. For the record, the San Diego Chargers are not. If the Chiefs beat visiting San Diego on ESPN's "Monday Night Football," th...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  15. Joyner: Raiders are for real

    Bill Williamson

    KC Joyner knows football. He knows trends and he can crunch a number with a maestro's touch. Joyner doesn't think the Oakland Raiders are going anywhere ... other than, perhaps, the playoffs. In an Insider piece, Joyner explains why he thinks the Ra...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  16. Rapid Reaction: Raiders 23, Broncos 20

    Bill Williamson

    DENVER -- A look at an ugly AFC West "Monday Night Football" affair in which the Oakland Raiders beat the Denver Broncos 23-20: What it means: The Raiders capitalized on several Denver miscues to run away from the Broncos. Both teams were far from...

    Blog | September 13, 2011