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  1. Khalil Mack's impact has been more against run than pass

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- When the Oakland Raiders drafted Khalil Mack with the No. 5 overall pick, they were hoping they would get some serious pass-rush burst. After six games, though, Mack's greatest contributions have come in the run game. The Buffalo produc...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  2. 49ers not signing Rice Jr. is best for him

    Bill Williamson

    The son and namesake of one of the greatest players in San Francisco 49ers history is getting his chance to pave his own NFL career. However, it's not with his father's team. The Washington Redskins signed Jerry Rice Jr., an undrafted rookie, a...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  3. 49ers may be turning CB needs to Seattle

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers may turn to their greatest rival to address one of their few needs. Seattle free-agent cornerback Walter Thurmond tweeted Thursday that he is headed to San Francisco for a visit. He visited Jacksonville on Thursday. Thur...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  4. Willis, Bowman give 49ers unique edge

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- As he dressed alongside NaVorro Bowman, after another dominant San Francisco 49ers defensive performance that propelled the team to its third straight NFC Championship Game, Patrick Willis looked up. "This is the greatest sp...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  5. Ranking the AFC West kicking specialists

    Bill Williamson

    Our positional rankings series continues with the best group of kickers and punters in the NFL: 1. Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland: One of the greatest weapons on the NFL. He's getting better. 2. Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City: Veteran punter was f...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  6. Could San Diego trade for Albert happen?

    Bill Williamson

    It is clear that the Kansas City Chiefs are open to trading left tackle Branden Albert. And it is obvious the greatest need of the San Diego Chargers is at left tackle. Could the teams come together on a deal that would benefit both? I have my dou...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  7. Shane Lechler to visit Houston

    Bill Williamson

    Oakland punter Shane Lechler is one of the better remaining AFC West free agents. His market is about to get going. The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Lechler, one of the greatest punters of all time, will visit the Houston Texans on Thursday...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  8. NFL scouting combine preview: AFC West

    Bill Williamson

    NFL Nation previews the 2013 scouting combine by identifying the most important thing for each team to learn about its greatest area of need. Denver: The Denver Post reported that the Broncos plan to let Nate Irving and Steve Johnson battle for th...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  9. Could Tracy Porter and Raiders connect?

    Bill Williamson

    I wonder if this is the year Tracy Porter will be an Oakland Raider. Last year, Porter seemed like a possible Oakland target. He was a cornerback, which was Oakland's greatest need and he Oakland head coach Dennis Allen was his position coach in N...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  10. Eric Fisher's week affects Chargers

    Bill Williamson

    Few teams are watching this year's left tackle draft prospects with more anticipation than the San Diego Chargers. The position is the team's greatest need and it could very well be the direction the Chargers take with the No. 11 overall pick in t...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  11. Mailbag: Raiders' greatest draft need

    Bill Williamson

    Midweek mail call: Jose G. III from Anaheim, Calif., wants to know if I think new Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is relying too heavily on his Green Bay connections when it comes to signing players. Bill Williamson: McKenzie ha...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  12. Porter and Manning now on same page

    Bill Williamson

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The cornerback who delivered Peyton Manning his greatest blow now enjoys picking the brain of the maestro quarterback. As Tracy Porter reported for his first training camp with the Denver Broncos, the free-agent pickup from New ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  13. Poll: Marcus Allen or LaDainian Tomlinson?

    Bill Williamson

    Who is the greatest running back ever to play in the AFC West? It is either Marcus Allen or LaDainian Tomlinson. Tomlinson recently retired with the San Diego Chargers after re-signing with them. He played with San Diego from 2001-2009 before p...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  14. Where do Tomlinson and Allen stand?

    Bill Williamson

    Who is the best running back in NFL history? How about the AFC West? ESPN's SportsNation has a ranking poll with 15 of the greatest running backs of all time. The poll is in conjunction with the retirement of LaDainian Tomlinson. He hung 'em up...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  15. Owens to Raiders: A bad idea from Rice

    Bill Williamson

    I won't make it a habit to disagree with Jerry Rice about the wide receiver position. I think it makes good sense to defer to the greatest receiver of all-time on the subject. However, on NFL Live on Tuesday, the ESPN analyst said something I can'...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  16. Chargers to hold celebration of life for Seau

    Bill Williamson

    The San Diego Chargers are planning one final tribute for one of their greatest players of all-time. The team announced it will host a celebration of life in honor of legendary linebacker Junior Seau. Seau, a star on the field and in the community...

    Blog | May 06, 2012