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  1. Injury to Gabe Jackson another challenge to Raiders' run game

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders are failing to establish a run game, and the offensive line is struggling in its support. Adding to the problem is a solid rookie left guard is dealing with an injury. Oakland interim coach Tony Sparano acknowledged Monday that...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  2. Watt TD prime example of Raiders' issues

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- No play has exemplified the Oakland Raiders' woes on defense more than J.J. Watt's one-yard touchdown catch to start the Houston Texans' onslaught Sunday. Yes, Watt is a defensive end. That's the problem. Watt entered the fie...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  3. Could Carter be answer in Oakland?

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders have a lot of needs after starting 0-2 for the first time in five years. One of the issues is a lack of a pass rush. Oakland, which has two sacks in two games, is considering addressing the problem with a second workout for And...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  4. Tony Sparano looking for satisfaction on the road

    Bill Williamson

    One of the biggest problems for the Oakland Raiders has been the inability to play well on the road. The 3-13 Raiders went 0-9 (including a "home" game in London) away from Oakland this season. They are 2-23 away from home in the past three season...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  5. Tony Sparano: Raiders need to stop creating new issues

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders are 0-7. They clearly have multiple issues that are keeping them from winning a game. On Monday, interim coach Tony Sparano said the team's main objective is to stop having to "patch up" a problem, after fixing another. Continu...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  6. Charles Woodson on third-down defense: 'It's killing us'

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Random thoughts after the Oakland Raiders' 24-13 home loss to Arizona that dropped the Raiders to 0-6: The Raiders' biggest problem (and there's many) is their third-down defense. It has been dreadful. The Raiders entered their...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  7. Raiders trying to fix third-down defense issues

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- One of the 0-5 Oakland Raiders' biggest problems this season has been third-down defense. The Raiders have been gutted on third down, as Oakland has allowed opponents to convert 51.4 percent on third down, leading the league. Ac...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  8. The Film Dont Lie: Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    A weekly look at what the Oakland Raiders must fix: The Raiders are having big problems on defense as they prepare to host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Raiders can't stop the pass or the run. But their biggest issue to immediately fix i...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  9. Stats highlight Raiders defensive problems

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND - The Oakland Raiders' defensive approach Sunday against San Diego was to blitz often. It didn't work. San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers excelled while blitzed in the Chargers' 31-28 win over Oakland, which was secured with a Chargers...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  10. Raiders brass still believes in talent level

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- In his introductory news conference as Oakland Raiders interim head coach, Tony Sparano explained the biggest problem his new team is facing. "They have forgotten how to win," Sparano said. "You can fall into that trap. There's ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  11. Allen thinks Derek Carr can be 'special'

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The bottom line is if Derek Carr becomes a great player, the Oakland Raiders' problems will be solved. Nothing changes the fortune of a franchise like a great quarterback. Carr, a second-round pick from Fresno State, hasn't been...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  12. The Film Don't Lie: Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    A weekly look at what the Raiders must fix: The 0-2 Oakland Raiders have plenty of problems. But there is no doubt the biggest issue right now is stopping the run. They must address that area or they will have no chance Sunday at New England. T...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  13. Raiders could use receiver help

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders are set to take a look Monday at former San Diego receiver Vincent Brown. Brown, who has been dealing with a calf injury, could help the Raiders if healthy. While the Raiders have problems across the board, t...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Gathering my Raiders thoughts

    Bill Williamson

    Some thoughts as I restart my journey covering the Oakland Raiders: Key positions look deeper: A major problem for the Oakland Raiders over the past few years has been a lack of depth. Particular weak areas over the years (I covered the Raiders fr...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  16. Another reason why Raiders need new digs

    Bill Williamson

    There were major sewage problems Sunday at the Oakland Coliseum that forced the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners to use the same locker room after Sunday's game. The Oakland Raiders also use the stadium. It is the last stadium in the country th...

    Blog | June 17, 2013