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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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  • HayesDaze37

    No, KK, in this instance I can’t!!

    You two guys are hilarious…and it’s great you two keep coming back to prove you love being the laughing-stocks of the blog.

    There’s no other way to explain it — thanks for the laughs!!

  • McRaider5150

    hey Dummy,

    Did the Bears win that game they gave up 10 sacks on???

    Did those olines plan horrible down the stretch or inthe pay-offs?? do you think the coaching staff made adjustment to what they were doing.

    Dummy, if you don’t block, the QB can’t get rid of the ball??

    Can you say Mike Vick????

    Eagles line sucked down the stretch and in the playoffs and Mike couldn’t do a thing about it.

    Brady had a horrble game again the jets because the line did not block.

  • HayesDaze37

    Actually…I should’ve said “you two guys with multiple personalities”….

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

    Alex7 Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    McRaider,

    Brady, Manning, and Ben – the three QBs whose teams invested a measly 4 OUT OF 36 1st round picks on O-linemen the last 12 years.

    They kinda know top QBs don’t need top O-linemen.
    ————————————
    McRaider, the above is too stupid to debate, in fact, it’s nothing but bait.

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    K Kelly has been gettin RUN for years in here, he says one thing funny/witty and the old bish thinks he’s the big kid on the block. KK yer still a coward.

  • alex7

    Mistic,,

    your “improved” O-line play got the Bears two 100-yard rushers their final 11 games, and gave up 6 sacks the final game of the season.

    Wow, just wow.

  • alex7

    your “improved” Packers o-line had Aaron Rodgers be the LEADING rusher for them in 2 of their final 4 games.

    Again, you can’t just make stuff up and expect it to be true.

    The Bears, Packers, and Steelers O-lines were horrible ALL YEAR but their top QBs with high IQs and quick releases can mask that.

  • RaiderRockstar

    where u at rockstar??

    ***

    whats up 30YR?

    how u been man ???

  • McRaider5150

    alex7 Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    McRaider,

    Brady, Manning, and Ben – the three QBs whose teams invested a measly 4 OUT OF 36 1st round picks on O-linemen the last 12 years.

    They kinda know top QBs don’t need top O-linemen.

    But hey, I’m sure you’re smarter than those three organizations and their shiny Super Bowl trophies.
    ———————-
    You show your ignorence evertine you post.

    I never said a TOP Notch QB needed a TOP Notch Oline, but a bad oline will not get them to the superbowl.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    6 sacks vs one of the best defenses in the nfl. They played well enough to get them to the conference championship.

    Teams dont get that far without good o-line play.

  • alex7

    aww KK, he can’t speak for himself huh?

    You would think if O-line were so necessary for the success of QBs, that the teams with HOF QBs would invest heavily early in the draft getting top O-linemen huh?

    But no, as usual, you’re wrong.

  • alex7

    Mistic,

    lol you are apologizing for your “improved” o-line giving up 6 sacks just because they played a great team.

    Not much improvement shown then, agreed?

    QB play buddy. QB play.

  • HayesDaze37

    alex7 Says:

    McRaider,

    Brady, Manning, and Ben – the three QBs whose teams invested a measly 4 OUT OF 36 1st round picks on O-linemen the last 12 years.

    ———————–

    Alex — You’re trying too hard.

    4 out of 36 = 11%

    That means 11% of the 1st-round picks by those teams in the past 12-years were O-Linemen.

    Considering there are more than a dozen positions to be filled on a football team, that 11% figure at those OL positions is right about average.

    Find another stat to tell us what we already know…great QB’s make up for bad OL’s…but only to a point.

    And…WHO ever said Cutler was a great QB, or close to one?? He sure didn’t overcome…

  • alex7

    McRaider,

    you’re embarrassing yourself.

    Two of the teams with the worst O-lines in football are PLAYING in the Super Bowl.

    Aaron Rodgers leading rusher 2 of the final 4 games. Haha. Way to open up those running lane holes.

    You probably think Manning never gets sacked because he has 5 HOF linemen blocking for him.

  • alex7

    Good Hayes,

    you agree that teams don’t put any premium into o-linemen when they know they have a top QB.

    They just go draft whoever they want at other positions, knowing the QB will take care of the O-line, like Ben and Rodgers have done all year.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    alex,

    no apologies needed. Any body that knows anything about football, knows that good o-line play is a must if you want to win in the playoffs.

    hence the saying ” the game is won and lost in the trenches”

  • HayesDaze37

    C’mon, KK. Mike, baby…can’t we go back to the way it used to be?

    Remember…more than a year ago — before your meltdown and subsequent stalking charges — when I warned you to not let too much personal info out in here??

    Not only did you ignore it, but you flaunted it. Hey, I tried. Now, you hate hate hate…refusing to see how poisoned you’ve let your personality become.

    Guess that means we won’t be having that beer anytime soon, eh?

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    67.alex7 Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    McRaider,

    you’re embarrassing yourself.

    Two of the teams with the worst O-lines in football are PLAYING in the Super Bowl.

    Aaron Rodgers leading rusher 2 of the final 4 games. Haha. Way to open up those running lane holes.

    You probably think Manning never gets sacked because he has 5 HOF linemen blocking for him.
    ++++++++++++++

    When the Raiders start using an offense that has quicker check downs, better hot routes, or a mobile QB like Rogers or a QB that almost can’t be tackled like Roethlisberger, then this might be relevant. Until then, we need a better pass blocking o-line.

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

    HayesDaze

    It’s time for Davis’ sponge bath, run along.

  • HayesDaze37

    Yes…we need a better O-line.

    What say you to that, KK?? Any football to discuss, or just your hatred of everything fun?

  • alex7

    Dakota,

    I see your reasoning, but it’s lame seeing that we are adjusting our philosophy to fit our below-average QB.

    What has Cleveland gotten out of Pro Bowl linemen Alex Mack and Joe Thomas?

    I hope Hue realizes the need to address the big pink elephant in the room after next season.

  • DutchRaider77

    HayesDaze

    It’s time for Davis’ sponge bath, run along.

    ___________________________________________________

    Link?

    Source?

    Will it aired live?

  • RaiderRockstar

    VY: What do you think the Titans can get for him?
    You think he can turn it around? Vick 2.0, in the distance future?

    ***

    Dutch,

    I don’t think the Titans can get ANYTHING for him

    at $12.75 million he’d virtually untradeable imo, despite Alex’s feelings that he would gladly restructure for less money and a long-term deal (pure speculation) you don’t get to pick the team that trades for your rights and I don’t think any NFL team would make him the clear cut starter from Day 1 with no competition

    He’ll eventually get released and then he’ll sign an incentive laden contract with $5 million base salary and all sorts of esculators. I wouldn’t ever compare him to Michael Vick. Vick was the best athlete in the league before he got arrested. Going to prison and meeting with Tony Dungy was the best thing that could have happened to him, both as a man and an NFL player. Sitting behind a pro like McNabb for a year with a stable franchise and an excellent coach like Philly/Reid was the perfect fit

    Mike Vick in Philly is rare. Mike Williams in Seattle is too. Ricky Williams in Miami after the CFL once more

    but these things don’t happen every day. It depends on the player and the situation/environment.

  • HayesDaze37

    Hey…what happened to MR?

    Didn’t I read earlier, that MR said Gruden “built a winner” here??

    HUH?!? I could swear Al wouldn’t let a HC “build” anything here? How many of Gruden’s staff were hired by Gruden, and how many by Al??

    If Gruden didn’t hire any more asst’s than other Raiders HC’s hire…then, doesn’t that mean that AL built the winner? Or…maybe Al and Jon built one together??

    If it’s true for the losses, it’s gotta be true for the wins, right?

    Right, MR??

  • RaiderRockstar

    OAKlifer,

    I’m not sold on Robert Gallery without Tom Cable and the ZBS … and I don’t think he’s sold on Oakland for the same reasons

  • 1eyedpirate

    I’m stoked for this super bowl I’m feeln like an upset is about to happen….. Green Bay 27 Pittsburgh 17…… Cwood or the rookie opposite him with a pick six against the speedy but young receiving core….. Great article on C Wood maturing from his days with us, he was so inconsistent with us I wish he would have taken his job more serious…
    http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=6071466

  • alex7

    Mistic,

    “the game is won and lost in the trenches” was correct back in the 3 yards and a cloud of dust days.

    How many All-Pros do the Packers have on either side of the line?

    How many Steeler O-linemen and D-linemen are All-Pros?

    You think the Colts have been a dominant team because of their dominant O-line and D-line?

    Didn’t the Patriots just make the playoffs AGAIN despite trading their best D-lineman?

    So winning games, whether in the regular season or playoffs, seems to correlate more with QBs than O-lines.

  • DutchRaider77

    What has Cleveland gotten out of Pro Bowl linemen Alex Mack and Joe Thomas?

    _______________________________________________________

    Peyton Hillis!
    Cleveland, no QB and no receivers!
    Delhomme is not the same QB. Wallace is pretty good, on Madden. Reserving judgment on Colt. The Raiders have a better receiving core than the Browns.

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    71.alex7 Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    Dakota,

    I see your reasoning, but it’s lame seeing that we are adjusting our philosophy to fit our below-average QB.

    What has Cleveland gotten out of Pro Bowl linemen Alex Mack and Joe Thomas?

    I hope Hue realizes the need to address the big pink elephant in the room after next season.
    _________________

    I agree. I will always take a great QB over a great LT. But great QBs do not grow on trees. You work with what you have. Right now we have a below average to average QB in Jason Campbell and no prospects of finding a great QB in the draft, nor in free agency (although I hold out hope that an opportunity pops up).

    The only way the Raiders will get better on offense is to protect the QB, and get some WRs that can make some plays. Playing 10 on 11 every game is really hurting our passing game. If DHB doesn’t improve by week 4 of next year it is time to sit him and get a real football player on the field.

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

    HayesDaze37 Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Hey…what happened to MR?
    ——————————-
    He’s right here as Alex, dumbass.

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

    No doubt Al built the Gruden team, Hayez. That west coast, ball control offense had Davis’s signature all over it. Gruden couldn’t wait to get out of here and start stretching the field.

  • RaiderRockstar

    the Broncos switched from zone blocking gap and power blocking system, a transition the Raiders appear to be undergoing

    ***

    the Raiders were the #2 rushing team in the NFL last year

    the Broncos were 26th

    156 rushing yards per game versus 96

    4.9 yards per carry versus 3.9 ypc

    19 TD’s versus 13 TD’s

    9 fumbles versus 12 fumbles

  • alex7

    wow Hayes, that’s out there.

    Davis would have never in a thousand years brought in Gannon if not for Gruden.

    Guys like Gannon, Rolando Williams, Elijah Alexander, an aging William Thomas (with Gruden connections to Philly) a 42-year old Rice, not exactly the “bigger/faster” athletes that Davis covets.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    You dont have to have all pro line men to have a good o-line.

    Can any one name a team that won the superbowl with a bad o-line?

  • RaiderRockstar

    the Broncos switched from zone blocking gap and power blocking system, a transition the Raiders appear to be undergoing

    ***

    Donks ranked 18th in rushing (2009) and dropped to 26th (2010)

    How much can the Raiders expect to decline ???

  • DutchRaider77

    Thoughts On Kolb?

    Just read on ESPN they might trade him.

    Not sold, seems like a lot of QBs could do well with Philly’s talent (not a knock on Vick).

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

    I can’t think of any quarterback we’ve ever had who fits Al’s idea of a QB more than Rich Gannon. Gannon’s tendency to take whatever’s available underneath is what Davis lives for. It’s everything Al wants in a QB. So, no doubt, Hayez, Al Davis definitely built that team Gruden coached. Gannon is a carbon copy of Darryl Lamonica. I think he’s related to him, he’s so similar.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Dutch,

    no response to post #73 ???

    Agree? Disagree? your opinion?

  • Plunketthead

    Heres my fix for the all star game

    Most players elected to the first team dont play so give them the award but let them stay home.

    Insteadhave the “all stars” made up of first and second year players. Have them play against the current college all star team.

    Remeber when the pros played the college all stars at Soldier field?

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

    And, to get to your next point, Hayez, because I know what trap you’re trying to lure me into, I don’t know why Al let Gruden have so much control of offense and personnel, and the locker room in general. I’ve heard some say that Al was too busy with lawsuits at that time, whatever. Maybe that one 4-12 season in ’97 made Al wake up. Who knows? All I know is that he ran Gruden out about as soon as the team started to play well, and the closest coach we’ve had to a Gruden since was Kiffin, who Al ran out about as soon as he hired him. Jackson has similarities to Gruden, so why should I believe it won’t end for him the same way it did for Kiffin? Jackson’s saying all the right things right now. So was Kiffin, at this point.

  • LA to TheBay

    Wow, I’m checking back 3 hours later and the topic is still the same?

    Campbell is B- to a B+ depending on who you ask. He’s the 2011 starting QB, barring some blockbuster trade, unlikely camp showing by a backup, or injury.

    He’s not great, but he’s a solid game manager with great play action skills who improved dwn the stretch.

    I would love to have a Pro Bowl type elite QB, but so would 25-27 other teams as well.

    We have more pressing needs, IMO, all of which are easier to address than franchise QB.

    -Sign our free agents

    -WLB
    -CB (especially if Nnamdi walks)
    -Another DT (or beast NT if we go 3-4)

    -More organized secondary and O line play, more efficient passing game.

    Getting a new guy in a new system vs. Jason (hopefully) maturing in the same system with a few familiar faces?

    Unless the guy replacing Soup is

    -Brady
    -Manning
    -Brees
    -Rodgers
    -Rapistburger
    -Schaub
    -Rivers

    fugheddaboutit.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Thoughts On Kolb?

    Just read on ESPN they might trade him.

    ***

    Whoever trades for Kolb is only on the hook for 1-year at less than $1.4 million

    low risk, high reward

    I’d take the gamble, depending on Philly’s asking price. nothing more than a 4th!

  • DutchRaider77

    @Rockstar
    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.

  • LA to TheBay

    Moving on, anybody got anything interesting on Wylie?

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

    Wait till Hue benches Russell.

  • edward teach

    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.

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    86.DutchRaider77 Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    Thoughts On Kolb?

    Just read on ESPN they might trade him.

    Not sold, seems like a lot of QBs could do well with Philly’s talent (not a knock on Vick).

    ______________________

    Last I heard Philly wanted 2 first rounder’s for him. I would only do that for a proven quality starter, not a shot in the dark guy like Kolb.

    Also, back when he was starting at the beginning of the year people were questioning his ability to get his WRs the ball and saying he checked down too much….sound familiar?

    Pass.

  • RaiderRockstar

    LA,

    in hindsight, should we have traded Nnamdi Asomugha for Big Ben (and “little ben”?)

  • Plunketthead

    I say Al sticks with Soup.
    No USC wannabee pro, no USC once was a pro, No kornkob, no texan who singlehandly beat the condoms for the BCS.

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

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

    Wait till Hue benches Campbell.