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  1. Darren McFadden takes responsibility for game-changing fumble

    Bill Williamson

    CLEVELAND -- Darren McFadden took full responsibility for a game-turning fumble on Sunday, while his coach chalked it up to an excellent defensive play. Threatening to take the lead for the first time, the Oakland Raiders were driving, trailing th...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  2. Not too early to consider 0-16 a possibility for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    CLEVELAND -- The parade of mistakes began early Sunday as the Oakland Raiders officially dropped into the danger zone near the most miserable place in NFL history. From an interception on a fake field goal on the game's opening drive to a lost fum...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  3. Derek Carr: Raiders are different than they were three weeks ago

    Bill Williamson

    CLEVELAND -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Oakland Raiders' 23-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns: Carr says Raiders are different now: Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr said the team is different in the past three games under i...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Oakland Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    CLEVELAND -- A few thoughts on the Oakland Raiders' 23-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns. What it means: This was a winnable game for Oakland; Cleveland wasn't very good early and the Raiders trailed 9-6 at the half. Winnable games are not going to ...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  5. D.J. Hayden could be activated in time for Sunday

    Bill Williamson

    Oakland Raiders coach Tony Sparano would not commit to whether cornerback D.J. Hayden will be activated off the physically unable to perform list by Saturday, which would enable him to play Sunday at the Cleveland Browns. However, Sparano did say ...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  6. May be time for Brice Butler to get more action

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Brice Butler played 11 snaps Sunday and he has seven catches this season. Yet, he has gotten the attention of the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, who face Butler and the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. "Brice Butler jumps off ...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  7. Must happen, cant happen at Cleveland Browns

    Bill Williamson

    Here is a look at what the Oakland Raiders must do and can't do Sunday at the Cleveland Browns: Must happen: The Raiders have to sustain drives. They have had 23 three-and-outs this season and have gone three-and-out a league-high 30.8 percent of ...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  8. Colin Kaepernick worth every penny

    Bill Williamson

    The early consensus is that the San Francisco 49ers have committed way too much to quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Really? Should they have stuck to the $1.073 million they owed him on the final year of his rookie deal? Instead, the 49ers and ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  9. 49ers pick Jimmie Ward in 1st

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The pick: Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois. My take: Stunned. Ward is a fine player, but considered by some as a second-round pick. The 49ers have now taken safeties in the first round of the past two drafts. They traded up...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  10. Exploring possible trade partners

    Bill Williamson

    Earlier Tuesday, we looked at why a trade with Baltimore to move up to No. 17 in the first round of next week's draft would make sense to the San Francisco 49ers. Truly, any team is a potential trade partner when the clock starts and the board sta...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  11. Baalke-Harbaugh relationship is 'very good'

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, CA. -- Among the many offseason themes San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke addressed Friday was his relationship with coach Jim Harbaugh. It is clearly not something the private Baalke likes to discuss. But because it has...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  12. Donte Whitner explains 49ers' exit

    Bill Williamson

    In a podcast interview with ESPN's John Clayton, Donte Whitner explained his departure from the San Francisco 49ers this offseason. The hard-hitting safety signed with his hometown Cleveland Browns in the first few minutes of free agency on March ...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  13. John Harbaugh laughed at Jim trade rumors

    Bill Williamson

    As news of the Cleveland Browns' interest in trading for Jim Harbaugh has sunk in over the past month, it has become clear talks with the 49ers did not extend much past the Browns expressing interest. Harbaugh and the 49ers have stated as much. Th...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  14. 49ers/Harbaugh story won't go away

    Bill Williamson

    I've spent the day in meetings at ESPN headquarters. As I catch up on the day's events, I am not surprised by the primary topic: Yes, the Jim Harbaugh situation. As I wrote in a previous post, this type of attention is to be expected after a bombs...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  15. More clouds form around 49ers' brass

    Bill Williamson

    This was predictable. In the aftermath of a bombshell report that the Cleveland Browns tried to trade for San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, there are aftershocks of the Browns' ill-fated pursuit. There are reports outlining Harbaugh's dif...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  16. Jim Harbaugh denies trade report

    Bill Williamson

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh backed up the denial of team owner Jed York about his near-made reported trade to Cleveland for a package of draft picks in a text to ESPN's Ed Werder. Harbaugh wrote this to Werder: "I echo Jed York's comme...

    Blog | February 22, 2014