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Two coaches hired, one confirmed, one moving on

New Raiders coach Dennis Allen is moving closer toward filling out his coaching staff.
The latest moves moves include the addition of Al Miller as the strength and conditioning coach, John Greico as his assistant, offensive coordinator Greg Knapp being confirmed and tight ends coach Adam Henry going to Louisiana State.
This means that Brad Roll won’t be back as the strength and conditioning coach. The first order of business for the well-respected Miller and Grieco will be getting a handle on the rash of foot injuries that dogged running back Darren McFadden and wide receivers Jacoby Ford and Denarius Moore last season.
Allen continues his search for a defensive coordinator, with Greg Manusky moving to the forefront now that the New Orleans Saints denied the Raiders permission to speak with defensive line coach Bill Johnson.

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  • Thec

    KoolKell Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    RaiderLen Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    If I could trade Mike bush for Frank Gore I’d do it yesterday.
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    Seriously?

    ++++++

    Not sure abnout that one… Gore is as oft injuired as DMAC…

  • hwnrdr

    It probably was but that guy from Cal was a ZBS guy also, right? Anyways…Allen said about the D that he will throw multiple looks, depending on strength of the players…he could go multiple with the oline again…

  • DutchRaider77

    @RaidO
    Do you consider the Texans a “Explosive” and “up tempo” offense? If so, you do not see Knapp copying the offense he spent the last two years working on?

  • RaiderLen

    Thec Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    KoolKell Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    RaiderLen Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    If I could trade Mike bush for Frank Gore I’d do it yesterday.
    ——————————–
    Seriously?

    ++++++

    Not sure abnout that one… Gore is as oft injuired as DMAC…
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    I hear both of you guys.

    Just my preference.

  • Twocents

    The 2011 Raiders were horrible, I could barely watch them without throwing a brick through the screen.
    I don’t care who the coordinators or position coaches are.
    I don’t know what our record is going to be next year but I am sure we are going to be a better team.

  • RaiderLen

    Hwnrdr Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    It probably was but that guy from Cal was a ZBS guy also, right? Anyways…Allen said about the D that he will throw multiple looks, depending on strength of the players…he could go multiple with the oline again…
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    Agreed.

    The film don’t lie.

    McFadden will be put in a position to succeed.

    Any coach worth His salt finds what his players do best, and creates the environment to allow it to happen.

  • edward teach

    We WILL be multiple on the o-line. Every team in the NFL has power and zone-based blocking scheme elements in its offense, just as every defense in the NFL has variations on its looks. Teams may emphasize one style over the other, but it’s all there and they all use a little bit of both.

    Oh, and by the way; the “one cut and go” is ZBS all the way.

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    Away:

    Atlanta Falcons
    Baltimore Ravens
    Carolina Panthers
    Cincinnati Bengals
    Denver Broncos
    Kansas City Chiefs
    Miami Dolphins
    San Diego Chargers

    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    Better Get to Costco, and stock up on vodka and your favorite mix.

    A sh!tload of early bloodymary games on that schedule…

  • DKnight007

    491.Just Fire Baby Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    Didn’t we turn over a majority of the coaching staff from 2010 to 2011?

    Don’t remember anyone up in arms about it than.

    ^^^^^^^
    The big complaint from fans was the worry the Defensive staff being let go and the bringing in of the great Chuck B and the guys underneath him on defense.

    Most Raider fans knew that was a terrible hire and we were proven to be correct!

    Lets hope most of us are incorrect about the mediocre hiring of Knapp and Pollack as the new coaches in areas that did not need to be changed.

  • RaidO

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    Now that Knapp is the OC i’m waiting for someone in the sports media to bring up what Mcfadden said about how Knapps offense style does not fit him when Hue came in as OC.
    Can’t find the article but it will pop up some where.
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    This what you meant

    McFadden told Jackson that he liked “just getting downhill” in a power running scheme, instead of the slower-developing zone scheme. He said he liked to “make one cut and go.”

    http://www.cbssports.com/…/mcfadden-goes-from-bust-talk-to-talk-of-the-league
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    Yeah, that’s one of the interviews about that.
    Kind of explains how Mcfadden went from Mctippytoes, McPushover, and McBlowover to Top RB. No he’s just Mchurt-all-the-time.

  • qodrn1

    I am being moderated. I hope it does not hurt.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Well if the ZBS is not McFadden’s strong suit, may be’s on the trading block.

  • DKnight007

    507.edward teach Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    We WILL be multiple on the o-line. Every team in the NFL has power and zone-based blocking scheme elements in its offense, just as every defense in the NFL has variations on its looks. Teams may emphasize one style over the other, but it’s all there and they all use a little bit of both.

    Oh, and by the way; the “one cut and go” is ZBS all the way.

    ^^^^^^^
    We better be “multiple” and blocking scheme diverse not just exclusive to what Houston ran which was the one cut and go ZBS system.

    Raiders were for sure blocking scheme diverse last year under Wylie and Wiz and they did a solid job!

    They didn’t need to replaced!

  • RaiderLen

    Twocents Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    The 2011 Raiders were horrible, I could barely watch them without throwing a brick through the screen.
    I don’t care who the coordinators or position coaches are.
    I don’t know what our record is going to be next year but I am sure we are going to be a better team.
    ————————
    When I was holding my brick, I was most tempted to throw it when our D couldn’t get off the field on 3rd and long, and when we committed drive extending/killing penalties.

  • JLofty

    Wow, the past few weeks have really shown that some you HAVE NO Fin CLUE how the big boy world works…

  • DKnight007

    505.Twocents Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    The 2011 Raiders were horrible, I could barely watch them without throwing a brick through the screen.
    I don’t care who the coordinators or position coaches are.
    I don’t know what our record is going to be next year but I am sure we are going to be a better team.

    ^^^^^^^^
    The defense was horrible….the offense and special teams were not.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    *Well if the ZBS is not McFadden’s strong suit, maybe he’s on the trading block.

  • edward teach

    McFadden went from “McTippytoes”, McPushover” and McBlowover” to Top RB because Kelly Skipper taught him how to run with the ball properly. McFadden said this himself.

    Of course, those are facts that have been presented in here before that you’ve ignored. No doubt you will again.

  • DKnight007

    515.JLofty Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    Wow, the past few weeks have really shown that some you HAVE NO Fin CLUE how the big boy world works…

    ^^^^^^^^
    The big boi good old buddy network when it comes to hiring buddies as coaches who are NOT the best candidates for the job.

    Good old fashioned work place POLITICS at it’s finest! Oooff!

  • realtruraider

    491.Just Fire Baby Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    Didn’t we turn over a majority of the coaching staff from 2010 to 2011?

    Don’t remember anyone up in arms about it than.

    ===============================================

    What, you don’t remember people btching about Bresnahan?

    We all loved bringing in Wylie with big wiz, why shouldn’t of we? It was a great hire.

    Alot of us liked the idea of having Woodson as DB coach, did you not?

    What am I missing?

    Oh yeah the Cable guy and his schity ZBS OLine got told to kick rocks, I believe some on here didn’t like to see him let go, but boy that OLine sure did improve without him.

  • RaiderLen

    Edward Teach Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    McFadden went from “McTippytoes”, McPushover” and McBlowover” to Top RB because Kelly Skipper taught him how to run with the ball properly. McFadden said this himself.

    Of course, those are facts that have been presented in here before that you’ve ignored. No doubt you will again.
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    No question McFadden lowered his pad level, and is now running through tacklers instead of getting stood up.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Better Get to Costco, and stock up on vodka and your favorite mix.

    A sh!tload of early bloodymary games on that schedule…

    **************************

    Call it a hunch, but I think that Carolina game will either be an early season SNF game or a Thursday nighter.

  • qodrn1

    More stuff:

    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL

    Details Bob Wylie out as offensive line coach, Frank Pollack in. What happens to Wiz?

  • Blackmamba_20

    Just because a player is injured, or gets injured does not warrant being labelled soft, you really think frank gore is soft, he don’t run soft, don’t block soft don’t speak soft,???. Dudes an animal, if you get hurt, someone lands on your foot(mcfadden) wtf can you do about that…how does mcfadden finish those runs, shoulder down baby, that aint soft, ask weddle

  • http://raiders.com Albert

    This team has been 8-8 the last two seasons. Why should any of these coaches be kept?

  • RaidO

    @RaidO
    Do you consider the Texans a “Explosive” and “up tempo” offense? If so, you do not see Knapp copying the offense he spent the last two years working on?
    _______________________________________________________

    It’s not just the WCO scheme Knapp runs it’s his horrid play calling. He is one of the most predictable play calling OC’s in football and has never really been successful. He has always been run heavy and that does not work into today’s pass happy NFL.
    Knapp= Run, run, pass, punt.

  • hwnrdr

    RaiderLen Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    Twocents Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    The 2011 Raiders were horrible, I could barely watch them without throwing a brick through the screen.
    I don’t care who the coordinators or position coaches are.
    I don’t know what our record is going to be next year but I am sure we are going to be a better team.
    ————————
    When I was holding my brick, I was most tempted to throw it when our D couldn’t get off the field on 3rd and long, and when we committed drive extending/killing penalties.

    Most teams, you can get excited about a 3 and long…especially when we had the opposing teams at 3-11+…Too many were converted either by a big play or a stupid penalty! You got good control on that brick of yours…lol

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Blackmamba_20 Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Just because a player is injured, or gets injured does not warrant being labelled soft, you really think frank gore is soft, he don’t run soft, don’t block soft don’t speak soft,???. Dudes an animal, if you get hurt, someone lands on your foot(mcfadden) wtf can you do about that…how does mcfadden finish those runs, shoulder down baby, that aint soft, ask weddle
    —————————————-
    I agree, he’s an authentic beast, when he’s healthy. And, thank god, he hasn’t had any knee problems.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    The thing about McFadden, (right or wrong) he won’t take any pain shots. Could that be keeping him out of games longer with these foot injuries. Probably except the Lisfranc.

  • Seymour Bush

    djohnnyg Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    I wish someone would make me feel better about this Gregg Knapp hire.

    Please?
    ===============================================

    Greg Knapp had a decent record in the three years he was in Atlanta as the OC. Hue Jackson was the guy who immediately took over his job. Hue went 4-12.

  • RaiderWeaponX

    518. Yes, thank gord for Skipper teaching DMC to run finally. That whole Razor backs college thing must’ve been a fluke.

    DMC was injured alot when we had ZBS. Just not the same runner when dinged.

    You all know my source and I’m telling you now McFadden stated on facebook he is STILL worried about his injury.

    Dudes foot may be a career ender.

    Would explain the jump to ZBS.

  • DutchRaider77

    Eric Davis thinks DVD is going to have the biggest turn around next year….

  • RaidO

    Albert Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    This team has been 8-8 the last two seasons. Why should any of these coaches be kept?
    _______________________________________________

    This season definitely the injuries hurt. Come on now? If J Campbell and DMAC don’t go down raiders win the division and are in the playoffs. Raiders were on the up and up

  • RaiderLen

    Hwnrdr Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    RaiderLen Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    Twocents Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    The 2011 Raiders were horrible, I could barely watch them without throwing a brick through the screen.
    I don’t care who the coordinators or position coaches are.
    I don’t know what our record is going to be next year but I am sure we are going to be a better team.
    ————————
    When I was holding my brick, I was most tempted to throw it when our D couldn’t get off the field on 3rd and long, and when we committed drive extending/killing penalties.

    Most teams, you can get excited about a 3 and long…especially when we had the opposing teams at 3-11+…Too many were converted either by a big play or a stupid penalty! You got good control on that brick of yours…lol
    —————————
    Seriously. I joke with my son, the opposing team has the Raiders D right where they want them….3rd and long.

    Regarding the brick…

    I’m more responsible now. lol

  • Blackmamba_20

    @Kell

    Yeah knees a killer, wonder how AP comes back after his shocker..

    Also Darren, Is not yet 24 with a schit load of missed games, plenty of tread left in his legs..

    History indicates potential for another injury but we can only hope this does not happen.

  • RaiderWeaponX

    526. Bingo. Hue had our guys running plays tailored to their strengths and our O led the League in explosive plays till DMC went down.

    Many seem to have forgotten just how awful our O was for YEARS b4 Huebert the manipedi came.

  • RaiderLen

    RaidO Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:55 pm
    Albert Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    This team has been 8-8 the last two seasons. Why should any of these coaches be kept?
    _______________________________________________

    This season definitely the injuries hurt. Come on now? If J Campbell and DMAC don’t go down raiders win the division and are in the playoffs. Raiders were on the up and up
    ————————
    I think it’s possible for sure.

    It would have been in spite of the defense.

  • RaiderWeaponX

    532. Not with the Raiders. If Mckenzie watches ANY tape of DVD he’ll cut his shying away from contact azz

  • RaiderLen

    Blackmamba_20 Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    @Kell

    Yeah knees a killer, wonder how AP comes back after his shocker..

    Also Darren, Is not yet 24 with a schit load of missed games, plenty of tread left in his legs..

    History indicates potential for another injury but we can only hope this does not happen.
    —————————-
    24 years old…

    I would LOVE to witness a full 16 game season from this guy.

    He makes OC’s look real good.

  • Twocents

    Let me put it this way. When I watched the good teams that made the play-offs, it was clear that the Raiders were not even close to being competitive.

  • hwnrdr

    OK, question…who was calling plays when Fargas went for 1000? Just checking guys…

  • DutchRaider77

    532. Not with the Raiders. If Mckenzie watches ANY tape of DVD he’ll cut his shying away from contact azz

    ____________________________________________________

    Just reporting…also DVD is weak, needs to put on a lot of muscle. Bench was 225 X 3 at the combine.

  • RaiderWeaponX

    537. Pats in the big dance, GB challenged for a perfect season and had sh*t defenses.

    If the injuries didn’t happen we’d have made it to the post and the team was FINALLY starting to come around.

    Hue got canned because Mark wants to destroy Dad legacy. Just hope we win but “upgrades”? Not seeing that from the new regime.

  • RaiderWeaponX

    542. true true

  • Blackmamba_20

    Mike Mitchell is fckd then when Mckenzie is watching Tape..
    Shame i alwasy thought he would get it, through increased snaps…

  • hwnrdr

    Also, since Knapp is back…cannot argue there…should he be on the field or in the box?

  • RaiderLen

    Twocents Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    Let me put it this way. When I watched the good teams that made the play-offs, it was clear that the Raiders were not even close to being competitive.
    ——————–
    We had enough Offense in spite of all of the injury and QB turnover.

    The Defense was terrible.

    Add penalties to all of it, and you have a Team not quite ready for prime time.

  • http://raiders.com Albert

    RaidO Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:55 pm
    Albert Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    This team has been 8-8 the last two seasons. Why should any of these coaches be kept?
    _______________________________________________

    This season definitely the injuries hurt. Come on now? If J Campbell and DMAC don’t go down raiders win the division and are in the playoffs. Raiders were on the up and up
    ——–
    Maybe they would have made the playoffs anyways with better coaching. Probably would have if Bresnehan was never hired.

  • RaiderWeaponX

    hwnrdr Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    OK, question…who was calling plays when Fargas went for 1000? Just checking guys…

    ————-

    Yeah, 1,000 yds and FOUR touchdowns. Who cares about yds between the 20s?

  • DutchRaider77

    Mike Mitchell is fckd then when Mckenzie is watching Tape..
    Shame i alwasy thought he would get it, through increased snaps…

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    Yeah, everyone time I think of MM I think of the whiff on Reggie Bush…