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  1. Kaepernick marches on in Madden vote

    Bill Williamson

    Colin Kaepernick is a step closer to being the "Madden NFL '15" cover player. Kaepernick is now in the quarterfinals. He beat Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles, 57 percent to 43 percent in the first round. He is now facing Carolina linebacker Lu...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  2. Kaepernick in 'Madden' cover hunt

    Bill Williamson

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is among the 16 finalists to be on the next "Madden" cover. Kaepernick is a No. 2 seed. He is facing the No. 7 seed, Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles. Voting goes through Thursday. Click here to ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Old-school players advance in Madden vote

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN.com's SportsNation "Madden NFL 25" cover vote is in the second round. The old-school AFC West players are faring way better than three new-school players from the division. Denver linebacker Von Miller was the only current player from the div...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  5. AFC West foes tough for 'Madden' cover

    Bill Williamson

    The "Madden NFL 25" cover vote is now on in SportsNation. This year, there is a new-school and old-school competition. In the new-school vote, there are some tough assignments for some AFC West players. San Diego's Antonio Gates is a No. 16 ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Raiders intelligence report

    Bill Williamson

    Here is the Raiders' team preview page. Now, onto the intelligence report: Five things you need to know about the Raiders: 1. It all starts with McFadden: Running back Darren McFadden is the key to Oakland's success this season. I would be hard...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Madden cover chase: Then there were none

    Bill Williamson

    The AFC West Madden cover dream is over for another year. In the round of 16, Carolina quarterback Cam Newton whipped San Diego tight end Antonio Gates. Newton moves to the Elite 8 of the Madden cover competition, which is based on an ESPN SportsN...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  11. AFC West battered in 'Madden' vote

    Bill Williamson

    The round of 32 in the SportsNation vote to for the next "Madden" cover was not kind to the AFC West. There are only 16 candidates remaining. San Diego tight end Antonio Gates is the division's last representative. Gates, a No. 8 seed, barely b...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  12. Tebow Broncos' finalist for Madden cover

    Bill Williamson

    The AFC West representatives (three of the four teams, at least) for the Madden '13 cover chase have been announced. The four players who survived the intra-team play-in round are: Kansas City's Dwayne Bowe, Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski, San Die...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  13. 'Madden' cover voting begins

    Bill Williamson

    EA Sports and ESPN are partnering for the second straight season to let fans decide on who will be the "Madden NFL 13" cover player. There are 64 eligible players. In the first round, players from the same team will compete in a play-in round. The...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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