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  1. It's Reid's 'dream' to play in Superdome

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Whether San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid plays Sunday is out of his hands. But there is no doubt Reid is looking forward to play at New Orleans. The LSU product calls playing against the New Orleans Saints at the Superdo...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  2. AFC West notes

    Bill Williamson

    New San Diego pass-rusher Dwight Freeney is comfortable with how the Chargers plan to use him. San Diego employs a 3-4 defense, while Freeney has excelled in 4-3 looks. However, the Chargers are multiple on passing downs and it should easily put Free...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  3. Mailbag: Sean Payton to AFC West?

    Bill Williamson

    Mid-week mail call: Eric from Cincinnati wants to know if New Orleans coach Sean Payton could end up coaching in the AFC West in 2013. Bill Williamson: I'd doubt it. It sounds like he's staying in New Orleans. If he does bolt, the Dallas Cowboy...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  4. Chiefs' injury concerns mount

    Bill Williamson

    The list of injured Kansas City Chiefs keeps growing. Coach Romeo Crennel said running back Peyton Hillis (ankle) and defensive end Glenn Dorsey (calf) will not practice Thursday. Neither player saw action against San Diego on Sunday and I think t...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  5. Unfair to criticize Allen in Saints' scandal

    Bill Williamson

    Where does Dennis Allen stand in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal that has rocked the NFL? He stands in Oakland, focused on revitalizing the Raiders as he begins his tenure as head coach. End of story. Unless more information comes out (a...

    Blog | March 03, 2012
  6. Saints' assistant a Davis-like candidate

    Bill Williamson

    Interesting names continue to pop up for the Oakland Raiders' head-coaching position. The New Orleans Saints gave Oakland permission to interview offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. New Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie is aggressiv...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  7. Head coaches juggling play-calling duties

    Bill Williamson

    New Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson realizes the most challenging aspect of his role as a first-time head coach at any level is finding the time to do everything it takes to run a team. "It's amazing. You just don't have any time," said Jackson,...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  8. Dining with Al Davis

    Bill Williamson's Page 2 has a great book review on Sean Payton's new book. Prior to becoming the head coach in New Orleans, the defending Super Bowl champion coach interviewed for an opening in Oakland. He tells a great tale of his interview with Oak...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  9. Saints won't pursue former Oakland QB

    Bill Williamson

    It doesn't appear JaMarcus Russell will be headed back to Louisiana to resume his NFL career. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said his team is not planning to sign the former LSU star. Russell was cut by Oakland on Thursday. He went unclaimed...

    Blog | May 09, 2010
  10. Where could Russell land?

    Bill Williamson

    There is little chance JaMarcus Russell will be claimed off waivers because of his large salary. However, I bet some team gives him another chance at some point. He is only 24 and he has a great arm. NFL coaches are very arrogant. They think they ...

    Blog | May 06, 2010
  11. Turner deserves coach of the year honor

    Bill Williamson

    What follows is not a story of vindication or redemption. It's a tale about changing a longstanding perception. Bad impressions are difficult to shake, but this one has to go. Now is the time for Norv Turner to be freed of his label as a lackluste...

    Blog | January 08, 2010
  12. Asomugha lives on a lonely island in Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    Andy Lyons/Getty Images Through seven games, no team has thrown in Nnamdi Asomugha's direction more than twice. Posted by's Bill Williamson His name is Nnamdi Asomugha (pronounced Nam-Dee Aso-MU-Wah). He is one ...

    Blog | October 31, 2008
  13. Halftime notes from New Orleans

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson NEW ORLEANS -- Random halftime thoughts from New Orleans where the Saints lead, 10-3. Drew Brees' completion streak is over. He completed his first 16 pass attempts.Oakland is airing it out. Raiders quarterback Ja...

    Blog | October 12, 2008
  14. AFC West mail call

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson Mid-week mail call: Billy from Corona, Ca: With denver coming out and putting up a lot of points and fast you would think it would make the oppositions offence more one dimensional trying to play catch up and much...

    Blog | September 24, 2008