Wisniewski joins coaching staff

The Raiders announced on their Twitter account that former Pro Bowl guard Steve Wisniewski has joined the coaching staff as an assistant offensive line coach.

Wisniewski was on the staff of former Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh last year as a strength and conditioning coach.

How seriously do the Raiders take their legacy?

They announced Wisniewski as offensive line coach on their Twitter account and even had quotes.

Offensive coordinator Al Saunders was merely added to the coaching roster on the team Web site with no announcement.

Wisniewski replaces Chris Morgan, who was the offensive line assistant to line coach Jim Michalczik last season. Michalczik is returning to coach at Cal and Morgan was not retained.

In other news, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has pulled out of the Pro Bowl and will be replaced by Champ Bailey. Asomugha, though, at least got a trip to Honolulu out of it. He was with the AFC team Wednesday.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • El Tato

    September 12, 2010

    Tequila McClain filed a report saying that the next day at about 1 p.m., she and her brother, Myke, were at Shell Food Mart at Austinville Road and 14th Street Southwest when Wallace and a female pulled up in a dark green Cadillac.

    Myke McClain recognized Wallace as the man from the previous night, the report said, and Wallace pulled a gun and pointed it at the McClains.

    The McClains drove away, but Wallace followed them and fired a couple of shots, Crouch said. Neither the McClains nor the car was hit, he said.

    Around 2:45 p.m., officers responded to the report of shots fired at Austinville Road and Betty Street, Crouch said. There they found off-duty state trooper Eric Tucker, who had detained Myke McClain and had him on the ground.

    Tucker told the officer he had taken a gun off McClain, and said he had seen Wallace run from the scene in the direction of the location of the first incident on Freeman Street.

    Crouch said Myke McClain said he had been robbed the night before and saw Wallace running down the road and decided to confront him.

    Tequila McClain said Wallace had contacted her and wanted to return her brother’s property to her, but when they arrived at the Shell station, Wallace pulled a gun on her and demanded money, Crouch said.

    The report says Tequila McClain had a friend with her who pulled a gun on Wallace, which led to a fight between Myke McClain and Wallace.

    Tucker said he observed the fight between Myke McClain, and Wallace and saw Myke McClain pull a gun, then he pointed his own gun at McClain and ordered him to drop his weapon. He said Wallace then ran off.

    Myke McClain has been involved in shooting incidents before. On June 17, 2009, a man argued with McClain on the phone, then shot him in the 500 block of Betty Street Southwest.

    In addition, McClain has a history of drug charges. On Sept. 21, he was arrested during a traffic stop for first-degree possession of marijuana.

    Myke and Tequila McClain are the siblings of Rolando McClain, an All-America linebacker at Alabama who helped lead the Crimson Tide to the national championship last season. He had previously been a star player at Decatur High School.

    He now plays in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders after being selected in the first round of the draft.

  • RedneckRaider (The Real MaddenRaider-Hater; seriously, I hate that guy…)

    Raiders, Super Bowl XLVII Champs. Write that down, calling it now.

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  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Another note on getting rid of satele. replacing satele will allow us to finally close the book on the kiffin cable era. This is a total overhaul, and im in favor.

  • LA to TheBay

    Re: The McClains.


    Get em up outta there, Ro.

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  • http://chismetime.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/sofia_vergara_01.jpg r8eray

    New Post!

  • r8rwill

    no way rockstar, lol.. the lakers are gonna thump that azz.. print it!!

  • ohioraider

    384.BART Bridge Blues Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 11:10 am
    OK, mock draft time:

    Version 1.0
    2nd-Orlando Franklin*, OG, Miami, 6′7″ 315lbs
    3rd-Casey Matthews, OLB, Oregon, 6′1″ 235lbs
    4th-Kendrick Burney, CB, UNC, 5′9″ 180lbs 4.47s
    5th-Cedric Thornton, DE, S. Arkansas 6′4″ 300lbs
    6th-Dion Lewis, HB, Pitt 5′7″ 195lbs
    7th-Taylor Potts, QB, TTech 6′4″ 220lbs

    *assuming Lil Wiz, Gabe Carimi and Kyle Rudolph are off the board by pick #48.
    Ridiculous. Where’s the run support? Tight end? Makes no sense…Probably exactly what Al will do.

  • RaiderRetribution

    2nd – Wisniewski G/C Penn St(we had to trade our sixth and a player to move up) & (Jimmy Smith was already drafted)

    2nd – Austin DT/DE UNC (we traded our 3rd and 5th to move up into the late second)

    4th – Pettis WR Boise St

    5th – Gilbert OT Florida

    5th – Gilchrest S/CB Clemson (we traded our 5th and 7th of 2012)