Oakland Raiders

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…

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

Raiders make it official with Jon Gruden’s coordinators

The Raiders' $100-million man has officially come to terms with his coordinators.…

Jon Gruden has officially named his coordinators. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
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)
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)
Marshawn Lynch excels in plays that require an outside zone blocking concept. The Raiders’ problem is that the offensive line isn’t as adept at the system. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Offensive line takes a step back after Raiders tailor offense to Marshawn Lynch

Bringing in a hometown favorite in Marshawn Lynch added a stronger, beastly…

Marshawn Lynch excels in plays that require an outside zone blocking concept. The Raiders’ problem is that the offensive line isn’t as adept at the system. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Raiders fell to 6-9 on Monday. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Raiders commit five turnovers, lose on late field goal

Five turnovers, including an interception with 57 seconds remaining to set up…

The Raiders fell to 6-9 on Monday. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/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)
Donald Penn will miss the rest of the Raiders' season with a foot injury. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Donald Penn to miss rest of Raiders season — report

The Oakland Raiders were defeated by the Dallas Cowboys at home on…

Donald Penn will miss the rest of the Raiders' season with a foot injury. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)
Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Jarvis Jenkins sacks Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in the third quarter on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Raiders disappoint as 49ers ride hype train

October 30, 2017: A date every football fan in the Bay Area…

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Jarvis Jenkins sacks Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in the third quarter on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
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)