Eric Mangini Reportedly To Be Named 49ers Defensive CoordinatorSan Francisco 49ers assistant coach Eric Mangini, who was the team's tight ends coach last season, has reportedly been tabbed to be 49ers' new defensive coordinator.
Report: Oakland Raiders Expected To Name Jack Del Rio Head CoachAccording to reports, Del Rio could be named head coach as early as Wednesday.
Raiders Job Would Be Homecoming For Jack Del RioDenver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio will be the first candidate to have a second interview with the Oakland Raiders for their head coaching job as the two-week search could be nearing a conclusion.
Raiders Appear To Have 7-Man Short List For New Head CoachThe Oakland Raiders’ search for a new head coach has included promising coordinators, recycled head coaches and interim coach Tony Sparano.
Raiders Pick Up Pace On Head Coach SearchThe Oakland Raiders are picking up the pace on their coaching search, interviewing San Francisco 49ers tight ends coach Eric Mangini and Indianapolis offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.
Raiders Were What We Thought They Were In 2014, Look To Rebuild For 2015The 2014 Oakland Raiders started out 0-10, but they split their last six games to finish 3-13. This was one game worse than the 2013 squad, which finished 4-12. The Silver & Black haven't had a winning season since 2002, and they haven't been to the playoffs since losing the Super Bowl that year. What's next?
Team Grades: Raiders Struggle At Mile High In 2014 FinaleThe 2014 Oakland Raiders season ended on Sunday in Denver at Sports Authority Field at Mile High with a 47-14 loss to the Broncos. The Raiders just struggled in almost every facet of the game as they lost their eighth road game of the season and their 11th overall dating back to 2013.
Team Grades: Once Again, Raiders Prove Coliseum Is No Easy Place To WinThe Oakland Raiders improved to 3-12 on the season with a 26-24 win over the Buffalo Bills at the Coliseum on Sunday. That's three straight wins at home for the Silver & Black if you're keeping track at home, and it's also the third consecutive victory at home over a team that had playoff aspirations still. Yes, these 2014 Raiders may have found the secret formula to defending their home turf—finally.
Does Tony Sparano Deserve A Chance With Oakland In 2015?With all the talk about the Oakland Raiders acquiring San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh in a trade for draft picks, few seem to be considering the possibility the Silver & Black might retain Interim Head Coach Tony Sparano. One thing is certain: With an inferior roster, Sparano out-prepared and out-coached Harbaugh last week as the Raiders beat the 49ers, 24-13. That has to count for something.
Team Grades: Raiders Pull Off Big Upset, Prove They Don't Need HarbaughNo one outside the Oakland Raiders locker room thought they had a chance to win the Battle of the Bay in 2015, but that's what happened Sunday at the Coliseum. The Silver & Black beat the San Francisco 49ers, 24-13, to win their second straight home game and improve their season record to 2-11.
Team Grades: Raiders Get A Big Fat 'Fail' In St. LouisThe 2014 Oakland Raiders had nothing on the field Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, as the Silver & Black couldn't follow up their first win of the season with anything positive. The 52-0 loss in Week 13 was as bad as it gets in the modern-day NFL.
Broncos Hand Raiders 15th Straight Loss In OaklandThere was almost nothing positive from the Raiders in their first blowout loss since interim coach Tony Sparano replaced the fired Dennis Allen after four games.