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Raiders confirm Wylie hire

The Raiders announced the hiring of Bob Wylie as their offensive line coach Monday.

“Bob is a spectacular teacher, motivator and drill sargeant,” coach Hue Jackson said in a statement. “His vast knowlwedge and experience, including last year iwth a team in our division, will really helup us as we move forward in assembling a good offensive line.”

Wylie runs an annual offensive clinic which features blocking seminars and instruction from many NFL coaches, which last year included the Saints’ Aaron Kromer, the Colts’ Howard Mudd and the Jets’ Bill Callahan.

He coached three years in the Canadian Football League before joining the Denver last year as the Broncos switched from zone blocking gap and power blocking system, a transition the Raiders appear to be undergoing after the departure of head coach Tom Cable, line coach Jim Michalczik and line assistant Chris Morgan.

Where that leaves current Raiders linemen remains to be seen. Right guard Cooper Carlisle in particular has been a zone blocking specialist, playing in the system with both Denver and Oakland. Bruce Campbell, should he remain at right guard, is expected to get a long look whenever the team convenes after players and owners come to a collective bargaining agreement.

Left guard Robert Gallery, scheduled for unrestricted free agency in the event of a CBA, saw his play improve when he was moved from tackle to guard in Cable’s zone system.

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  • Davy Jones

    Some might read your last few posts as sarcasm, RMR, but I know you are actually being quite serious. Of course it was Davis who brought in Gannon, the WCO and all the short passing- because as you so often tell us, Davis NEVER gives coaches any leeway to coach the way they want and interferes with ALL the decisions. So it must have been all Al Davis . . . right?

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    # Plunketthead Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Al will give JC a shot with noone looking over his shoulder

    ……..

    So, Al’s purposely not going to carry a viable backup QB? There’s an owner who puts winning above all else.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    LA To TheBay Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Moving on, anybody got anything interesting on Wylie?
    —————————————–
    Spent the latter part of his career in the minor leagues, didn’t seem to have other options……..cheap…..sounds like same ole, same ole.

  • DutchRaider77

    @Rockstar,
    Totally agree, took it for gospel. Cannot see anybody taking his contract or giving up a draft pick. Dudes says he wants to start, can’t see him going anywhere that would gurantee him to be the man from day one.

    Seems to me, he has a lot of talent and could end up being Vick 2.0, but chances are it wont happen.

  • alex7

    again lol

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    Davy, of course it was Davis who brought in Gannon and the WCO! I agree. I mean, Davis has been all about the WCO his whole life. I remember when Shannahan was trying to go vertical and stretch the field, and Davis wouldn’t let him. Set it up with the dink and dunk, Davis would tell Shannahan. Poor Shannahan got fired because he just wanted to throw the ball down field. Al woulnd’t have it. He’s all west coast. Al’s a Niner guy.

  • Plunketthead

    Who said anything about a viable backup?
    Dont even think about starting your games with me.
    You whupping will make Randys broken jaw look like a pimple by the time I done typefighting with the likes of your Raider hating troll self.

  • Davy Jones

    Oh, I get it, Al was “distracted with lawsuits” during the Gruden years. Perhaps he was “napping”, as he is on those rare occasions when something goes right in Alameda. All of the blame, none of the credit. Got it. *yawn*

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Alex7 Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    ——————————-
    Really?, Seriously?

  • Plunketthead

    So who likes my all star game?
    We would get to see draft picks play against some decent young NFL talent and both sides would try hard for the money!

  • alex7

    so far, here is the laundry list of what we need to win next year:

    better WRs for JC
    better linemen for JC
    no backup QB putting “pressure” on JC
    no defensive pressure on JC
    better OLB
    D-coordinator who can run his own show
    JC to improve his play beyond anything he has shown thus far in 70 games.

    I dunno, I’m taking bets on the 9 win under right now.

  • alex7

    Plunketthead,

    I’ll tell you who doesn’t like it.

    Every college player that’s about to become a 1st or 2nd round pick, and doesn’t want to risk his knee popping in a contrived scrimmage game 1 month before the NFL combine.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    rmr, what is the west coast offense?

    West coast offense is just another version of the gilman / Davis offense. The emphasis on shorter drops and quicker passes, and pass routes.

    Remember Bill Walsh is a direct descendant from the Davis coaching tree.

    So indeed Davis is the grand father of the so called west coast offense

  • RaiderRockstar

    Weren’t the Denver running backs injured coming out of camp?
    I just remember stories of them being taken off the field on carts?
    Also, Clady had a bad injury.
    Not sure they had the back talent we did, just saying.

    ***

    Dutch,

    Ryan Clady started all 16 games last year

    Moreno started 13 games at RB, with Maroney starting the other 3 (like Oakland : McFadden 13, Bush 3)

    Buckhalter was active for 15 games, like Cartwright or Reece

    I’m not making any excuses for Dungver!

  • alex7

    Davy,

    I would think, if a CEO hires a bright mind who develops an incredibly profitable product, that the CEO gets credit for hiring the worker, but not for the actual product.

    Yay, Al Davis hired Gruden.

    Uh-oh, he traded his best coach with no long-term backup plan. Umm, right smack before the most important season in team’s history.

    And we had a historically-bad slide. I think we know who was more important.

  • Plunketthead

    You could always let the top picks or anyone else who wants to stay at home on the couch.
    Theres still lots of guys on the edge of getting drafted who will want to show off or guys that want to move up

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    im out this jc / davis bashing is tired

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    oooh, plunketraider’s testy today.

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    Davy, are you saying I’m giving all of the credit for our success to the coaches, and all of the blame for our failures to Al Davis? Yeah, I guess I am. Maybe because it’s true?

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    plunkethead didn’t get his fiber this morning. Watch out, everyone.

  • alex7

    the excuse for Denver is simple:

    They installed a copy of the Patriots play-action pass-first offense.

    The passing, for the most part, succeeded.

    They had no defense and a RB that struggled with hammy injuries (DMac last year w/ toe). Their overall talent level has been low for a few years now, and are still 2 years away.

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    # Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    rmr, what is the west coast offense?

    West coast offense is just another version of the gilman / Davis offense. The emphasis on shorter drops and quicker passes, and pass routes.

    Remember Bill Walsh is a direct descendant from the Davis coaching tree.

    So indeed Davis is the grand father of the so called west coast offense

    ………..

    No doubt, Mistic.

    I mean, everything Bill Walsh knew he learned from Al Davis. That 49er offense of the ’80s was a replica of the ’63 Raiders. In fact, the reason Walsh drafted Montana is because he had shades of Cotton Davidson in him. Walsh would watch Montana’s Notre Dame game film and his mouth would just water at the way Joe would ignore a wide receiver wide open on a cross 10 yards downfield, with nobody between him and the goal line, and instead force it to a wideout streaking down the sideline in triple coverage. “That’s our guy!”, Bill said.

  • DutchRaider77

    Dutch,
    Ryan Clady started all 16 games last year
    Moreno started 13 games at RB, with Maroney starting the other 3 (like Oakland : McFadden 13, Bush 3)
    Buckhalter was active for 15 games, like Cartwright or Reece
    I’m not making any excuses for Dungver!

    ____________________________________________________

    Sorry, only point was that I thought we had superior talent to Denver in RB position.

  • HayesDaze37

    The answer you’re looking for, MR…is the same answer you don’t want to know, KK…

    Al Davis lets WINNERS coach, and have a larger say in the operation of the team. If a guy with little or no HC experience comes along (Lance), he’ll make sure that person has the tools around him to improve. If the guy shows he has a WINNER’S aptitude, he’ll carry more weight.

    Gruden carried some weight when he won…and Al got fair value for him at the time when he traded his rights. However…to just turn-over a team to ANY HC is the stupidest idea one can have. Would you turn over YOUR half-billion-dollar enterprise to someone, just because he can draw X’s and O’s? Verrrry doubtful, no matter what you say.

    Al lets winners coach…and he helps winners develop. However, neither Gruden nor Lance ever showed one iota of having better hiring/drafting skills than Al has. Even if a name comes to mind (and I can already hear it)…that one option (or many) is no better the strike/homerun ration than the average NFL team has when selecting players or staff.

    Al gives winners a long leash…but it pains MR, KK, and the like to admit it. It hurts whatever tired argument they have left to disparage anything good about the Raiders.

  • McRaider5150

    edward teach Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    Alex7,

    You’re speaking in absolutes, and the only examples of QBs that win without quality offensive linemen you give are future Hall of Famers.

    Jason Campbell is not going to get confused with Tom Brady, Peyton Manning or Ben Roethlesberger. Neither are the majority of the other NFL quarterbacks. The vast majority of the other quarterbacks in the league need good offensive linemen to protect tham and to block for their running games. They also need receivers that can run pro routes and catch the ball when it’s thrown to them. They also need defenses that can stop people when they have to so the team isn’t playing from behind and forcing them to throw the ball.

    I understand your point, but what you’re trying to convey as a universal point only applies to a small percentage of NFL teams. Everybody else needs an o-line, and even the great ones struggle when they don’t get protection. All you need to do is watch Rivers or Manning or Brady when they’re continually harrassed back there. They aren’t very good under constant pressure, either.
    ___________________
    This is a great post Ed. I wonder why Alex didn’t address it???

  • ambulance

    Actually Alex 7, I got stuck at post#22. You’re completely ignoring the fact that the packers, bears, and steelers have top ranked defenses that keep them in games. If you don’t think that a good offensive line could help elevate the play of a quarterback, then you’re just ignorant. Yes, a talented quarterback that can avoid the pass rush helps A LOT, but not if every play is horrid o-line play.

  • Raider J

    I like how this new staff is coming together.

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