Ken Norton Jr.

Ken Norton Jr. was relieved of his duties as defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders in November. (Courtesy T.C. Perkins Jr./Travis AFB/Flickr)

49ers add former Raiders d-coordinator to staff

As defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders, Ken Norton Jr. oversaw some…

 

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 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…

 

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)
Ken Norton Jr. was relieved of his duties as defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders in November. (Courtesy T.C. Perkins Jr./Travis AFB/Flickr)

Underperforming Raiders fire defensive coordinator

The Oakland Raiders fell two games below .500 on Sunday, losing to…

Ken Norton Jr. was relieved of his duties as defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders in November. (Courtesy T.C. Perkins Jr./Travis AFB/Flickr)
Khalil Mack and Von Miller are two of the best pass rushers in the league. Who gets the advantage today when their teams meet? (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner; Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS )

Mack, Miller highlight AFC West showdown

ALAMEDA — Rookie offensive coordinator Todd Downing has been preparing for the…

Khalil Mack and Von Miller are two of the best pass rushers in the league. Who gets the advantage today when their teams meet? (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner; Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS )
Can the Oakland Raiders reverse the trend from last season of having one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL? (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

‘Talk is cheap’ — time for Raiders’ D to prove worth

Marcus Mariota is a student of the Derek Carr School of Media…

Can the Oakland Raiders reverse the trend from last season of having one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL? (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) stops the ball during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Defenseless Raiders prove change comes slowly

This is a warning to the Raiders. If you want to draw…

Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) stops the ball during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Elaine Thompson/AP File PhotoThe Oakland Raiders have hired Seattle linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. as their new defensive coordinator.

Raiders hire Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator

ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders hired Seattle linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr.…

Elaine Thompson/AP File PhotoThe Oakland Raiders have hired Seattle linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. as their new defensive coordinator.