Jack Del Rio

Jack Del Rio was fired by the Oakland Raiders after they finished the season 6-10 on Sunday. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Jack Del Rio reportedly in line for a new job with Giants

With the Minnesota Vikings eliminated from the playoffs, the New York Giants…

 

Jon Gruden is coming to Oakland on a reported $100-million deal thanks partly to his agent who got his start in the Bay Area. (Brian Blanco/Bradenton Herald/TNS)

The double agent: Meet the power broker behind Jon Gruden’s $100M deal with Raiders

Around 4:30 p.m. last Sunday afternoon, when the Oakland Raiders were putting…

 

After a wildly disappointing 2017, the Raiders had no choice but to cut ties with former head coach Jack Del Rio. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders had to cut Jack Del Rio after crazy 2017

What a fittingly wacky, entertaining way for the Oakland Raiders’ 2017 to…

 

The Chargers’ Keenan Allen runs for a touchdown after recovering a fumble in the first quarter of Los Angeles’ 30-10 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Just like Sunday’s contest, most of the Raiders were no-shows on Monday when the team was scheduled to be available to the media. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

All quiet on a Raider Black Monday

ALAMEDA — Sitting on the bench directly in front of Derek Carr’s…

The Chargers’ Keenan Allen runs for a touchdown after recovering a fumble in the first quarter of Los Angeles’ 30-10 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Just like Sunday’s contest, most of the Raiders were no-shows on Monday when the team was scheduled to be available to the media. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Michael Crabtree is one of several Raiders to regress this season. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Dead man walking? Todd Downing strides confidently into the storm

A little more than 11 months after the Oakland Raiders promoted Todd…

Michael Crabtree is one of several Raiders to regress this season. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Jack Del Rio wears his heart on his sleeve, and it hasn’t been always pretty this year as the Oakland Raiders have fallen far short of expectations. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Win or lose, Jack Del Rio won’t hide how he’s feeling

Of the 32 head coaches in the NFL, only seven have Twitter…

Jack Del Rio wears his heart on his sleeve, and it hasn’t been always pretty this year as the Oakland Raiders have fallen far short of expectations. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Khalil Mack and the rest of the Raiders front seven have seen improvement since John Pagano took over the defense. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Raiders’ front seven putting on the pressure under new d-coordinator

Four weeks removed from firing former defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., the…

Khalil Mack and the rest of the Raiders front seven have seen improvement since John Pagano took over the defense. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Watching the Raiders has shown Derek Carr regressing from 2016 in a major way, and the data of how he’s performed under pressure backs it up. (Courtesy Keith Allsion/Flickr)

Derek Carr’s regression under pressure limits Raiders offense

Falling far short of high expectations in his fourth-year under center, Oakland…

Watching the Raiders has shown Derek Carr regressing from 2016 in a major way, and the data of how he’s performed under pressure backs it up. (Courtesy Keith Allsion/Flickr)
Jack Del Rio. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jack Del Rio, Raiders intent on getting back on track, ignoring ‘outside noise’

The Oakland Raiders started this week angry. They had just lost a…

Jack Del Rio. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Derek Carr earlier in the season against the Kansas City Chiefs. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Jack Del Rio ‘pissed off’ about Raiders’ loss to Kansas City, searches for answers

After getting bum-rushed and losing a hugely important divisional game on Sunday,…

Derek Carr earlier in the season against the Kansas City Chiefs. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
The Raiders gave up their share of first place in the AFC West by losing to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Raiders late rally not enough to undo disastrous start in loss to Chiefs

Facing a Kansas City Chiefs team that had dropped six of seven,…

The Raiders gave up their share of first place in the AFC West by losing to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
The offensive line’s production has mirrored the Raiders and Marshawn Lynch’s performance this season. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Offensive line buoys Raiders’ rise

Amid the Oakland Raiders’ tumultuous 2017, Donald Penn — the club’s sometimes-gregarious…

The offensive line’s production has mirrored the Raiders and Marshawn Lynch’s performance this season. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson getting burnt by a wide receiver isn’t an uncommon sight. The Raiders should take notice. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)

How the Raiders should attack the Chiefs’ woeful secondary

The Kansas City Chiefs couldn’t have picked a worse time to contend…

Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson getting burnt by a wide receiver isn’t an uncommon sight. The Raiders should take notice. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Marcus Peters. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)

With Marcus Peters suspension, fortune yet again favors the Raiders

For the second week in a row, the previously reeling Oakland Raiders…

Marcus Peters. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)
It’s going to be a busy day for Marshawn Lynch with two major offensive players for the Raiders ruled out today. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Is fortune finally shining on the Raiders?

John Pagano, the Oakland Raiders assistant coach in charge of the defense,…

It’s going to be a busy day for Marshawn Lynch with two major offensive players for the Raiders ruled out today. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
Michael Crabtree will only miss one more game after the NFL accepted his appeal on Tuesday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Even after reduction, Raiders coach still not happy about Michael Crabtree suspension

ALAMEDA — A day after the NFL halved Michael Crabtree’s suspension, Oakland…

Michael Crabtree will only miss one more game after the NFL accepted his appeal on Tuesday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Raiders control their own destiny with a game against the Chargers left on the schedule. But it would be better for their long-term prospects if they lost some games down the stretch. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

It makes more sense for the Raiders to just lose, baby

The Oakland Raiders won a divisional game, and are now, somehow, just…

The Raiders control their own destiny with a game against the Chargers left on the schedule. But it would be better for their long-term prospects if they lost some games down the stretch. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Raiders defense hasn’t had an interception all season and is losing the turnover battle badly. It’s unclear their new coordinator will fix those issues. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS

New coordinator, same old defense: Raiders move forward with John Pagano — but can he fix their problems?

  Exactly five minutes after the Oakland Raiders announced on Tuesday that…

The Oakland Raiders defense hasn’t had an interception all season and is losing the turnover battle badly. It’s unclear their new coordinator will fix those issues. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS
Jack Del Rio shouldn’t search very far for why the Raiders are underperforming this year. (Courtesy T.C. Perkins Jr./Travis AFB/Flickr)

Always quick to give blame, Jack Del Rio is real reason Raiders are struggling

The Oakland Raiders are in the news for all the wrong reasons…

Jack Del Rio shouldn’t search very far for why the Raiders are underperforming this year. (Courtesy T.C. Perkins Jr./Travis AFB/Flickr)
Bruce Irvin, seen here in 2017, is thriving after a move to the defensive line. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Irvin’s regression limiting Khalil Mack, Raiders’ pass defense

A year removed from being dubbed the “Slash Bros,” Oakland Raiders pass…

Bruce Irvin, seen here in 2017, is thriving after a move to the defensive line. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)