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John Lynch, Jed York, Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan at the quarterback's introductory press conference in Santa Clara. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Matt Kolsky’s Bay Area Sports Thanksgiving: Giving thanks is easy when things are this good

Happy Thanksgiving, Bay Area sports fans! This is a silly, frivolous column…

 

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard is hit in the backfield as Chandler Jones (55) of the Arizona Cardinals bears down on Oct. 7, 2018 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Vitorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: Time to eulogize Bay Area football

One of California’s oldest independent business firms, McAvoy O'Hara Evergreen Mortuary, resides…

 

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden stands on the sidelines during the game against the Green Bay Packers at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday, August 24, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: Departure of the (Khalil) Mack was the wrong call

I refused to envision a scenario in which the Oakland Raiders traded…

 

Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook delivers a pass on the first day of Raiders training camp in Napa, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Connor Cook takes strides in Oakland Raiders backup QB battle with preseason opener performance

OAKLAND, Calif. --On Friday, as the Oakland Raiders entered the Oakland Coliseum…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook delivers a pass on the first day of Raiders training camp in Napa, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Arden Key waits to participate in a positional drill on August 1, 2018 in Napa, Calif., during the Oakland Raiders training camp. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Raiders notebook: Jon Gruden on Tyreek Hill, Vitamin D and quarterback cameras

NAPA -- The Oakland Raiders finally got a bit of a look at…

Arden Key waits to participate in a positional drill on August 1, 2018 in Napa, Calif., during the Oakland Raiders training camp. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders receiver Jordy Nelson stretches out on July 27, 2018, on the first day of Raiders training camp. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Raiders: Jon Gruden brings back old film, not fond of new technology

NAPA -- During Jon Gruden’s decade-long hiatus from coaching NFL football working for…

Oakland Raiders receiver Jordy Nelson stretches out on July 27, 2018, on the first day of Raiders training camp. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Martavis Bryant runs a route during Oakland Raiders training camp on July 28, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Raiders Training Camp: Daryle Lamonica talks alumni weekend, Derek Carr’s skill set

NAPA, Calif. -- During his first year as a Buffalo Bill, Daryle…

Martavis Bryant runs a route during Oakland Raiders training camp on July 28, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders receiver Jordy Nelson hauls in a pass during individual work at Raiders training camp in Napa, Calif., on July 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Raiders: Without Donald Penn and Khalil Mack, Kolton Miller and Bruce Irvin shine

NAPA -- The last time Derek Carr saw Khalil Mack, the Oakland…

Oakland Raiders receiver Jordy Nelson hauls in a pass during individual work at Raiders training camp in Napa, Calif., on July 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden discusses the team's June minicamp. (Bonta Hill / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: New Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is already in midseason form

ALAMEDA -- When Jon Gruden was roaming the Oakland Raiders sideline from…

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden discusses the team's June minicamp. (Bonta Hill / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jon Gruden, left, is introduced as the Oakland Raiders' new head coach in January of 2018, alongside owner Mark Davis. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Grading out the Oakland Raiders NFL Draft and offseason signings

How to describe the Oakland Raiders' 2018 NFL Draft? The first word…

Jon Gruden, left, is introduced as the Oakland Raiders' new head coach in January of 2018, alongside owner Mark Davis. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Cordarrelle Patterson answers questions from the Raiders headquarters in Alameda on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Raiders continue to shake up roster, send Cordarrelle Patterson to New England

Cordarrelle Patterson is one of the best returners in the NFL and…

Cordarrelle Patterson answers questions from the Raiders headquarters in Alameda on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Michael Crabtree is reportedly coming back to the Oakland Raiders. And he has something to prove after a disappointing 2017 campaign. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Michael Crabtree needs to seize new opportunity with Raiders under Jon Gruden

When the Oakland Raiders announced Jon Gruden was returning to the sidelines,…

Michael Crabtree is reportedly coming back to the Oakland Raiders. And he has something to prove after a disappointing 2017 campaign. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) (left) celebrates with San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Brock Coyle (50) after making a defensive stop against the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Weekend wrap: Making sense of Reuben Foster’s arrest, the unfocused Warriors and inactive Giants

Quick hits with Kolsky In the local football world, 49ers LB Reuben…

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) (left) celebrates with San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Brock Coyle (50) after making a defensive stop against the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jon Gruden, left, is introduced as the Oakland Raiders' new head coach in January of 2018, alongside owner Mark Davis. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Money be damned, Raiders owner finally gets his guy in Jon Gruden

ALAMEDA — Sitting on the dais at the front of the Oakland…

Jon Gruden, left, is introduced as the Oakland Raiders' new head coach in January of 2018, alongside owner Mark Davis. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
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…

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)
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…

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)
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)