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  1. Time is right for Raiders to fire Dennis Allen

    Bill Williamson

    The only thing perfect about the Oakland Raiders? It is the perfect time to make a coaching change. Speculation about coach Dennis Allen getting fired has been high for weeks and is now off the charts after another lopsided defeat. The Raiders wer...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  2. Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew practices fully, set to pla...

    Bill Williamson

    Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew practiced fully Thursday and appears poised to play Sunday against Miami in London.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  3. Allen's focus on field, not job security

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- With speculation mounting that his job could soon be on the line, Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen said his focus remains on improving the team, not his own job security. "What matters is getting ready for the New England Patr...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. Raiders look incapable of winning

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- No, after two games, Derek Carr does not look like the savior of the Oakland Raiders. But the rookie quarterback also doesn't appear to be one of the Raiders' biggest problems. The Raiders are 0-2. But like last week, they didn't lose t...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Oakland Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- A few thoughts on the Oakland Raiders' 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans. What it means: The Raiders fell to 0-2 and looked awful. This team was lacking in essentially every area a football team can be lacking. The Texans are an average ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  6. Season over for Raiders' Taiwan Jones

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - The Oakland Raiders gave Taiwan Jones a three-year extension this offseason, making him one of the game's highest-paid special-teams players. Now they will have to wait until next season to get dividends. Jones, listed as a corne...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  7. Chimdi Chekwa back in No. 3 CB mix

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- It appears Chimdi Chekwa is on his way to becoming the Oakland Raiders' No. 3 cornerback again. Ckewka practiced fully Thursday, an indication that he is ready to play after missing several weeks with a knee injury. He returned ...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  8. Getting most out of Mack is key

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders used the No. 5 overall pick on Khalil Mack because they want him to be a game-changing pass-rusher. However, in Mack's first NFL game -- a loss at the New York Jets -- there were some passing situations in wh...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  9. Jones-Drew day-to-day with hand injury

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew is day-to-day with a hand injury he suffered Sunday in a 19-14 loss at the New York Jets, coach Dennis Allen said. Jones-Drew did not practice Wednesday. Allen said he is not sure i...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  10. Derek Carrs Total QBR 24th in Week 1

    Bill Williamson

    If Derek Carr was told prior to his first NFL start, he would have a better Total QBR ranking than Tom Brady, Eli Manning and Tony Romo, I'm sure he'd take it. And that's exactly what Carr accomplished in Week 1 in a 19-14 loss at the New York Jet...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  11. Raiders no longer last in Power Rankings

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders started their season in disappointing fashion in a 19-14 loss at the New York Jets. The Raiders were beaten at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and were lacking in most areas of the game. Yet, in the eyes of ESPN...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  12. Must happen, cant happen against Texans

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Here is a look at what the Oakland Raiders must do and can't do Sunday against the visiting the Houston Texans: Must happen: Establishing ground game. That did not happen in the Raiders' 19-14 loss at the New York Jets on Sunday...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  13. What the Raiders need to do in Week 2

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders, losers of seven straight games dating back to last season following their 19-14 loss at the New York Jets on Sunday, host the Houston Texans in Week 2. The following are some areas in which they must improve after Sunday's loss. ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  14. Raiders need to grow around Derek Carr

    Bill Williamson

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Coach Dennis Allen's expectation in the past few weeks -- whether the Oakland Raiders' quarterback was Matt Schaub or Derek Carr -- was better execution from the entire offense. One of the reasons the Raiders boldly named ...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  15. Allen wants better execution from Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. --- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Oakland Raiders' 19-14 loss at the New York Jets: Not enough plays made: Oakland coach Dennis Allen wasn't happy the Raiders didn't make enough plays on both sides of the ba...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  16. Must happen, can't happen at Jets

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Here is a look at what the Oakland Raiders must do and can't do Sunday at the New York Jets: Must happen: The offense around Derek Carr has to show up. The Raiders are banking on the rookie energizing the entire offense. The rec...

    Blog | September 05, 2014