Oakland Raiders

Amari Cooper isn’t worried about having a bad three-game stretch. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Searching for Coop — exploring the disappearing act of the taciturn Amari Cooper

About an hour after the Oakland Raiders' three-game losing streak began, Josh…

Amari Cooper isn’t worried about having a bad three-game stretch. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A charred car sits on the side of the road after the Atlas Fire raged along Atlas Peak Drive in Napa, Calif. Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area franchises collectively donate $450K to fight fire in North Bay

Every major pro sports team in the Bay Area combined to donate…

A charred car sits on the side of the road after the Atlas Fire raged along Atlas Peak Drive in Napa, Calif. Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The Raiders didn’t feature Amari Cooper in their offense for the third-straight game on Sunday. That is part of the reason they’ve gone 0-3 during that stretch. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What’s wrong with the Raiders? Let me count the ways

OAKLAND — Jack Del Rio walked to the podium after his team…

The Raiders didn’t feature Amari Cooper in their offense for the third-straight game on Sunday. That is part of the reason they’ve gone 0-3 during that stretch. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Baltimore Ravens did most of the celebrating on Sunday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders fall behing big early, lose for 3rd week in a row

Oakland — Less than four minutes into the Oakland Raiders third loss…

The Baltimore Ravens did most of the celebrating on Sunday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Raiders' Marshawn Lynch pushes away Jets' Juston Burris in the second quarter of the New York Jets VS Oakland Raiders game at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, September 17th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can Raiders’ rush attack get back on track at home against Baltimore?

They have all the tools — a powerful offensive line and a…

Raiders' Marshawn Lynch pushes away Jets' Juston Burris in the second quarter of the New York Jets VS Oakland Raiders game at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, September 17th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
After missing a game with a chest injury, the Oakland Raiders expect wide receiver Michael Crabtree to be active this Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders coach optimistic about return of Michael Crabtree; EJ Manuel hopes to get Amari Cooper ‘rolling’

ALAMEDA — Jack Del Rio offered a brief-yet-illuminating reply when asked whether…

After missing a game with a chest injury, the Oakland Raiders expect wide receiver Michael Crabtree to be active this Sunday. (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 )
Marshawn Lynch has brought a new element to an already-good Oakland Raiders team. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Marshawn’s fun can terrify

NFL head coaches are masters of producing useless sound. In an industry…

Marshawn Lynch has brought a new element to an already-good Oakland Raiders team. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
While Derek Carr has had plenty to celebrate this season, Brian Hoyer has drawn a difficult schedule and has struggled. (All Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A tale of two QBs (and hasty conclusions drawn from poor data)

For Derek Carr, it’s been the best of times. For Brian Hoyer…

While Derek Carr has had plenty to celebrate this season, Brian Hoyer has drawn a difficult schedule and has struggled. (All Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Raiders fans have earned the season they’re about to enjoy. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders Nation deserves to go out with a bang

The Raiders abused a hideous team called the New York Jets on…

Raiders fans have earned the season they’re about to enjoy. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Marshawn Lynch can expect to see a fine of $12,000 for flipping off the cameras on Sunday. (Courtesy Raiders/Twitter)

Raiders find their swagger, and it’s called Beast Mode

There was a lot for Las Vegas to like about their Raiders…

Marshawn Lynch can expect to see a fine of $12,000 for flipping off the cameras on Sunday. (Courtesy Raiders/Twitter)
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)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan throws passes to players during the San Francisco 49ers training camp held at their practice facility in Santa Clara, California, on August 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan throws passes to players during the San Francisco 49ers training camp held at their practice facility in Santa Clara, California, on August 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders finish preseason without a win

In June, the Seattle Seahawks chose to pass on signing Colin Kaepernick…

Seth Roberts could be with the Raiders for a couple more years. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders sign Seth Roberts to contract extension

The Oakland Raiders decided to keep one of quarterback Derek Carr’s favorite…

Seth Roberts could be with the Raiders for a couple more years. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Shalom Luani rose to prominence as a member of the football powerhouse at City College of San Francisco. Now, he’s looking to make his mark for the Oakland Raiders. (Courtesy Eric Sun/CCSF Athletics)

The story of how Shalom Luani went from CCSF to the NFL

The day after the Oakland Raiders selected Shalom Luani with the 221st…

Shalom Luani rose to prominence as a member of the football powerhouse at City College of San Francisco. Now, he’s looking to make his mark for the Oakland Raiders. (Courtesy Eric Sun/CCSF Athletics)
Derek Carr, seen here at practice, was sacked four times during Sunday's game. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders notes: Top pick returns to practice, Derek Carr talks about the time he thought he was traded

For the first time in 76 days, Gareon Conley — the Oakland…

Derek Carr, seen here at practice, was sacked four times during Sunday's game. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cordarrelle Patterson answers questions from the Raiders headquarters in Alameda on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Meet the Raiders’ newest speedster

ALAMEDA — Speed kills. It’s been an operating principle of the Oakland…

Cordarrelle Patterson answers questions from the Raiders headquarters in Alameda on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Donald Penn reported to the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday, allowing himself to take his rightful spot protecting Derek Carr’s blindside. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders offensive lineman ends holdout

Offensive tackle Donald Penn, one of the most important parts of the…

Donald Penn reported to the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday, allowing himself to take his rightful spot protecting Derek Carr’s blindside. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The two seasons Michael Crabtree has spent in Oakland have been two of his best as an NFL player. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can Michael Crabtree keep improving as he ages?

Michael Crabtree has played in the NFL for eight full seasons, all…

The two seasons Michael Crabtree has spent in Oakland have been two of his best as an NFL player. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)