Khalil Mack

Defensive cornerback Richard Sherman (#25) of the San Francisco 49ers pumps up the crowd during the second quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on Oct. 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif.  (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Where do the San Francisco 49ers go from here?

By C.J.Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SANTA CLARA — Approaching the midway…

 

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Penalties, lack of execution and lack of pass rush sink Raiders in Jon Gruden’s return

OAKLAND -- Derek Carr zipped a 32-yard gainer up the seam to…

 

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…

 

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman runs through a drill during practice on Aug. 22, 2018, at the team's Santa Clara practice facility. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Kolsky: Bold predictions for a new NFL season

The NFL season is just around the corner, so it’s time to…

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman runs through a drill during practice on Aug. 22, 2018, at the team's Santa Clara practice facility. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Khalil Mack (52), shown here in 2016, could have headed to San Francisco. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers made a bid to trade for Khalil Mack

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner Khalil Mack is on his…

Khalil Mack (52), shown here in 2016, could have headed to San Francisco. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)
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)
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)
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)
San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk (44) carries the ball against the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Pro Bowl rosters announced with one starter from 49ers, four from Raiders

The NFL announced rosters for the Pro Bowl on Tuesday and the…

San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk (44) carries the ball against the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/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
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)
The Raiders still haven’t intercepted a pass this season. It won’t be easy today, when they face Tom Brady. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders aim to end 15-year drought against Patriots

When the Oakland Raiders last beat the New England Patriots, Rich Gannon…

The Raiders still haven’t intercepted a pass this season. It won’t be easy today, when they face Tom Brady. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Carlos Hyde projects to be a highly sought after free agent this upcoming offseason. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can Raiders, 49ers lock up their best players long term?

Carlos Hyde has been a source of steady production for the 49ers…

Carlos Hyde projects to be a highly sought after free agent this upcoming offseason. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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 )
Derek Carr gets all the attention for the Oakland Raiders’ rise, but it would be a mistake to overlook the impact of his elite offensive line. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

5 things worth noting from Game 2 of the Raiders preseason

OAKLAND — Five takeaways from the Raiders 24-21 loss to the Los…

Derek Carr gets all the attention for the Oakland Raiders’ rise, but it would be a mistake to overlook the impact of his elite offensive line. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) catches a 36-yard touchdown pass in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) in the second quarter at Arrowhead Stadium in Raytown, Mo., on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Raiders’ divisional title hopes left blowing in the wind

Less than two minutes into the second half on Thursday night, Khalil…

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) catches a 36-yard touchdown pass in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) in the second quarter at Arrowhead Stadium in Raytown, Mo., on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Raiders fans have been protesting the team's inevitable move for most of the season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

For the sake of Bay Area football fans, Raiders can’t leave

Before the Raiders swung their game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday…

Raiders fans have been protesting the team's inevitable move for most of the season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Derek Carr wouldn't say whether he'll be wearing the infamous glove this Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Derek Carr finds his pinky not worthy of discussion

Derek Carr was in no mood to offer the Buffalo Bills any…

Derek Carr wouldn't say whether he'll be wearing the infamous glove this Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Khalil Mack (52), shown here in 2016, could have headed to San Francisco. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Return of dominant Mack leads Raiders into Mexico City

There are few NFL quarterbacks who understand the fury of Khalil Mack…

Khalil Mack (52), shown here in 2016, could have headed to San Francisco. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)