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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Raiders ready to run 'real defense'

    Bill Williamson

    A modern NFL defense is the order for the Oakland Raiders in 2012 and count veteran safety Michael Huff as a major advocate of the change in philosophy. The Oakland defense has long been considered out of date. As the Raiders transition from the l...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  4. A commitment to the future in Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    If anyone still hasn't grasped that the Oakland Raiders are a changed organization, all they have to do is watch Juron Criner run routes during this weekend's rookie minicamp. A player with potential, Criner has speed in the 4.7-second range. He i...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  5. Raiders make high-risk, high-reward hire

    Bill Williamson

    Reggie McKenzie just took a big risk. Al Davis would be proud. In his first move as the late Davis' replacement at the helm of the Oakland Raiders, McKenzie, a longtime lieutenant in Green Bay, made a hire few could have guessed two weeks ago w...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  6. Dennis Allen is Oakland's man

    Bill Williamson

    The post-Al Davis Oakland Raiders will be a McKenzie-Allen show. Three weeks after he was hired to run the Raiders and two weeks after he fired coach Hue Jackson, new Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie hired Denver Broncos defensive coordinat...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  7. Examining an Allen-Raiders pairing

    Bill Williamson

    It appears the Oakland Raiders are focusing on staying in the AFC West for their next head coach. ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen are reporting that the team is working on the final steps of making Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis All...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  8. Allen takes big step in Oakland process

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders' search for a new head coach has taken an interesting turn that could cause an issue in Denver. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is going to receive a second interview with Oaklan...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  9. What new Oakland coach needs to do

    Bill Williamson

    With the Oakland Raiders searching for their seventh head coach since Jon Gruden was sent to Tampa Bay 10 years ago, let's look at three key aspects the new coach must address. Stability: The past three coaches in Oakland -- Lane Kiffin, Tom Cable...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  10. Mark Davis knows his role in Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    Mark Davis is not Al Davis Jr. He doesn't have to be. In the first three months after taking over as the owner of the Oakland Raiders, Davis has done a terrific job in his role. It had long been expected that Davis would remain in the backgroun...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  11. No disputing who is running Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders are Hue Jackson's team. One of the biggest questions in the NFL since the Oct. 8 death of Al Davis has been who would lead the Raiders? Davis, the most hands-on owner in sports, had held control of the franchise since the 1960s...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  12. What's next for Raiders at QB?

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- On a day of immense emotion, the Oakland Raiders suffered a crushing blow that will force them to make a huge decision in the post-Al Davis era. Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell is expected to miss the rest of the season with a broken...

    Blog | October 16, 2011
  13. Hue Jackson discusses future

    Bill Williamson

    After a whirlwind, emotional weekend in Houston, Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson had a lengthy interview session with reporters on Monday to discuss how the Raiders' leadership will move on after the death of legendary owner Al Davis. Davis died...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  14. Former Raider Skip Thomas dies

    Bill Williamson

    Former Oakland Raiders cornerback Skip Thomas has died. He died of a heart attack during the weekend. Thomas played for the Raiders from 1972-77. He was an underrated part of a glamorous secondary in Oakland during its 1970s heyday. Nicknamed "Dr....

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  15. AFC West mailbag

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Chris from New York wants to know if I think former Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable could bring free agent Robert Gallery guard to Seattle. Bill Williamson: Cable loves Gallery. Gallery loves Cable. Seattle needs a starting g...

    Blog | January 22, 2011
  16. Rob Lytle played huge role in rivalry

    Bill Williamson

    Rob Lytle was a key figure in one of the most heated rivalries in the NFL. He is one of the reasons why the Denver Broncos-Oakland Raiders rivalry is so intense since he was involved in the original Tuck Rule play as far as the Raiders are concerned....

    Blog | November 21, 2010