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  1. Lack of a run game continues to haunt Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    The lack of a running game will be a sticking point when the Oakland Raiders review this mostly miserable season on offense. The Raiders were expecting to be a run-first offense after having had success in the run game in recent seasons. Both orig...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. Tony Sparano hoping Maurice Jones-Drew can spark run game

    Bill Williamson

    Tony Sparano is a run-first coach, and in his first game as the interim head coach of the Oakland Raiders, he'd like to get the ground game finally going for the 0-4 team. The running game was supposed to be the strength of this team. Yet the Raid...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  3. Raiders hope to find ground-game groove

    Bill Williamson

    Perhaps the expected return of Maurice Jones-Drew will spark the Oakland Raiders' ground game on Sunday. The running game was supposed to be the strength of the 0-3 Raiders, but, so far, that hasn't developed. The Raiders have 193 yards on 54 carr...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  4. Should 49ers worry about running game?

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The way this season is going for the San Francisco 49ers, there seems to always be something amiss with the offense. Star receiver Michael Crabtree made his season debut Sunday and the result was the 49ers passing game came ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  5. Gore shows running game still has value

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The running back is not exactly an NFL dinosaur. However, in most 2013 offensive playbooks, the running game is most certainly a complementary piece. Today's NFL is all about the pass. There's a little running for the mix, bu...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  6. 49ers need to get ground attack going

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - There's no doubt the San Francisco 49ers need to unearth their running game. Its limited success didn't hurt them in a 34-28 Week 1 victory over Green Bay. However, with quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the passing game strug...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  7. Darren McFadden's health is the key

    Bill Williamson

    We knew this was likely going to happen, and the Raiders really had no choice. But now they have to deal with no longer having a special running game. Oakland can't be criticized for giving safety Tyvon Branch the franchise tag over reserve runnin...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  8. AFC West awards

    Bill Williamson

    Let's wrap up the 2011 AFC West season by giving our annual awards: MVP: Denver running back Willis McGahee He was the best player on the surprise division champions. Denver's running game was ranked first in the NFL and the biggest reason was ...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  9. Raiders in good hands with Michael Bush

    Bill Williamson

    It's the beauty of the Oakland Raiders' running game, which is the best in the NFL. They can afford to rest star Darren McFadden if he is not at full strength. Backup Michael Bush is the type of player who could standout if he started elsewhere. H...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  10. Poll: Best running game

    Bill Williamson

    One of the better rivalries in the AFC West is between Kansas City's and Oakland's running games. The Chiefs were No. 1 in the NFL on the ground last season, while Oakland was No. 2. Both teams are expected to have fantastic run games in 2011. The...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  11. John Fox expects a lot out of running game

    Bill Williamson

    Earlier Friday, we looked at a Denver Post piece in which new Denver coach John Fox spoke of his quarterback situation. FoxHowever, buried in the piece was an interesting nugget from Fox that shows exactly what his mindset is. He said running back...

    Blog | July 08, 2011
  12. AFC West mailbag

    Bill Williamson

    A Happy New Year mail call: Jerry from San Jose wants to know what have been some of the most telling statistical tales of the Raiders this season. Bill Williamson: Let's start with the good. The Raiders have an explosive running game. Oakland,...

    Blog | January 01, 2011
  13. Brodie Croyle may be forced to throw

    Bill Williamson

    SAN DIEGO -- The Kansas City Chiefs would have loved to use the running game against the San Diego Chargers, the formula Oakland employed last week to beat the Chargers. The Chiefs likely won't have that luxury. San Diego just took a 14-0 lead wit...

    Blog | December 12, 2010
  14. Final Word: AFC West

    Bill Williamson

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 9: Running for first place: The race for first place in the AFC West starts on the ground. The best way to win in the NFL is with the running game and that is being proven in the AFC West. Division-leading Kans...

    Blog | November 05, 2010
  15. AFC West mailbag

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Vincent from Oxnard, Calif., wants to know if I think the Raiders are improved. Bill Williamson: I think the offense is much better. It can sustain drives unlike last season. It seems like the running game is living up to its...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  16. How I See It: AFC West Stock Watch

    Bill Williamson

    FALLING Denver Broncos running game: A season-long issue is getting worse. The Broncos had 19 yards on 20 carries at Tennessee. They are ranked No. 32 in the NFL in rushing. Denver is averaging 2.2 yards per carry and 55 yards on the ground per ga...

    Blog | October 06, 2010