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  1. Poll results: Raiders fans choose Khalil Mack over Mike Evans in ...

    Bill Williamson

    The Raider Nation is riding with Khalil Mack. Naturally. Thursday night, we ran a poll asking Raiders fans, in hindsight, would they take Mack or Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans if they could see the Raiders use the No. 5 pick again. Tampa Bay to...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. Jon Gruden discusses Raiders' state

    Bill Williamson

    For the next three months, the Raider Nation will have Jon Gruden on the brain. Every time the Oakland Raiders make a coaching change (they do it often), Gruden's name comes up. Gruden was wildly popular as Oakland's coach from 1998-2001 and he re...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  3. Lack of top-100 talent cripples Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    Today, the Raider Nation rejoices. One of its beloved players is getting due respect. For the first time since our 100 top offensive and defensive players in the NFL project began Monday, there is an Oakland representative. To commemorate his r...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Rule change would be too late for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    Take solace, Raider Nation, the tuck rule may be no more. The NFL Competition aCommittee has proposed getting rid of the rule next week at the NFL owners meetings. If it is passed, when quarterback pumps the ball and loses possession while brin...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  6. New OC, new success in Oakland?

    Bill Williamson

    New Oakland offensive coordinator Greg Olson is going to be a popular man in Raider Nation for several reasons, including the following: He is not Greg Knapp, the man who was fired after one season because his system didn't fit the Raiders' tal...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  7. Could Raiders pursue Jon Gruden?

    Bill Williamson

    A report out of Chicago claims that the Raiders are "in talks" to bring back Jon Gruden as coach. OK, OK, Raider Nation, quiet down. I can hear your squeals of delight from here. But hold off a bit. I don't want to discount any report, but I am...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  8. Will Raiders find a happy running zone?

    Bill Williamson

    The zone-blocking scheme is under scrutiny in the Raider Nation. The running attack made famous by the late 1990s Super Bowl-winning Denver Broncos teams has been the cause of angst for many Oakland Raiders fans this season, and has put Oakland of...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  9. AFC West Stock Watch

    Bill Williamson

    Falling Oakland backup long-snapper Travis Goethel: Goethel was put in a tough spot, but he will forever live in infamy in the Raider Nation. After Pro Bowl long-snapper Jon Condo left the game with a head injury Monday night, Goethel had three ba...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  10. Poll results: Franchise Tyvon Branch

    Bill Williamson

    It appears that Raider Nation values starting players more than backups, even a key backup. Can't say I blame them. In our AFC West poll this week, we asked if the Raiders should give the franchise tag to running back Michael Bush or safety Tyv...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  11. Poll results: Allen is the right choice

    Bill Williamson

    It appears Raider Nation is satisfied with the team's decision to hire Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as head coach. Tuesday morning, we listed five choices in a poll of candidates for the job, asking readers to vote on who they wanted ...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  12. Tebow-Thomas play needs a name

    Bill Williamson

    Every memorable, great NFL moment needs a name, right. It's kind of football law. The Immaculate Reception (sorry, Raider Nation), the Catch, The Drive. So, what are we going to call the 80-yard pass play from Tim Tebow to Demaryius Thomas o...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  13. Forgettable start to the Carson Palmer era

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- Carson Palmer arrived at his first game as an Oakland Raider on Sunday, preparing to essentially be a high-profile part of the Raider Nation. Palmer's expectation was to simply watch from the sideline and learn the Raiders' offense from...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  14. Al Davis created a diverse Raider Nation

    Bill Williamson

    It's fitting that CEO Amy Trask and head coach Hue Jackson are likely to play key roles for the Oakland Raiders as they adjust to working in the wake of Al Davis' death on Saturday. Davis would surely be proud to see them take his beloved organiza...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  15. Moving on: Oakland Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    Here are some areas the Oakland Raiders need to focus on after a 34-24 home victory over the New York Jets: Recap: Be fired up, Raider Nation. Be very fired up. This was a huge early-season win and I love everything about it. It was just so impres...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  16. Wrap-up: Bills 38, Raiders 35

    Bill Williamson

    Thoughts on the Raiders' 38-35 loss to the Bills: What it means: Well, this won't mean much to the Raider Nation, but we have an early candidate for game of the year. Wow, what a game. What matters most in Oakland is that the Raiders blew a big le...

    Blog | September 18, 2011