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  1. 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
  2. Raiders might be without Moore and Roach

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The chances are growing that the struggling Oakland Raiders' defense could have the daunting task of playing against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday without starting linebackers Sio Moore and Nick Roach. Moore h...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  3. Injury situation appears manageable

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Practicing without five injured starters Wednesday wasn't ideal for the 0-2 Oakland Raiders. However, there is a chance the injury situation will be much better Sunday when the team visits the New England Patriots. Receiver Rod ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. Patriots are wary of Charles Woodson

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- One of the early-season bright spots for the Oakland Raiders has been veteran safety Charles Woodson. Three weeks shy of his 38th birthday, Woodson still jumps out on film. He certainly has to the New England Patriots, who host ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  5. Must happen/can't happen at Patriots

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Here is a look at what the Oakland Raiders must do and can't do Sunday at the New England Patriots: Must happen: The Raiders have to start fast. They need to get on the board early and then establish the ground game. The Raiders...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  6. Raiders consider Josh Cribbs

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders are kicking the tires on a now-healthy Josh Cribbs, according to several reports. The Cleveland free agent nearly signed a deal with Arizona early in free agency. But he wasn't fully recovered from surgery to repair a torn meni...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  7. Tuck rule change won't ease pain

    Bill Williamson

    Closure? Probably not. Some wounds never heal. The events of Jan. 19, 2002, in snowy Foxborough, Mass., fall under that category in the Raider Nation. It was the inspiration for the tuck rule. On Wednesday, more than 11 years later and in th...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  8. Raiders find replacement for McClain

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders continued their theme of adding young starters on defense in an attempt to rebuild the team. Oakland has signed Chicago linebacker Nick Roach. He is 27 and versatile. He was a strongside starting linebacker but played in the mi...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  9. Was Richard Seymour era a success?

    Bill Williamson

    Richard Seymour -- who will be remembered as one of Al Davis' last, wild shots at greatness for his franchise -- is likely done with the Silver and Black. The Oakland Raiders put the defensive tackle on the injured reserve Thursday because of a ha...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Can the Broncos make the Super Bowl?

    Bill Williamson

    Each blogger is nominating one team from the division he covers that, with seven weeks remaining in the regular season, has the look of a team that could contend for the Super Bowl. I wouldn't have been able to participate in this exercise in the ...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  12. Time for Scott Pioli to go?

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN.com's Jeffri Chadiha writes that the Kansas Chiefs should get rid of general manager Scott Pioli and that he is another failure from Bill Belichick's tree. Chadiha points out Pioli's failures as evidence for why he should go. We have discusse...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  13. AFC West Stock Watch

    Bill Williamson

    Falling Worry about Brady Quinn: This is really about Matt Cassel, but Quinn is becoming a central figure in a building AFC West storyline. After a 1-3 start and a three-interception performance against the Chargers in Week 4, Kansas City fans are...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  14. Moving on: Denver Broncos

    Bill Williamson

    Here are some areas the Denver Broncos need to focus on after a 37-6 home win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday: Recap: After close calls to undefeated Atlanta and Houston in Weeks 2 and 3, the Broncos demolished the Raiders. Denver pulled away f...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  15. Could Carter be answer in Oakland?

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders have a lot of needs after starting 0-2 for the first time in five years. One of the issues is a lack of a pass rush. Oakland, which has two sacks in two games, is considering addressing the problem with a second workout for And...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  16. Jabar Gaffney makes sense for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders reportedly visited with veteran receiver Jabar Gaffney on Wednesday. The move makes sense for a couple of reasons. First, the Raiders are banged up at receiver. Starter Denarius Moore (hamstring) and No. 3 receiver Jacoby Ford ...

    Blog | September 05, 2012