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Wisniewski retained on Allen’s staff

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 7:36 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Not sure how the responsibilities will break down with offensive line hire Frank Pollack, but the Raiders have retained the services of assistant line coach Steve Wisniewski.

Both Pollack and Allen were assistant line coaches last season, Pollack under John Benton and Wisniewski under Bob Wylie.

Pollack was a tackle as an NFL player, Wisniewski a guard. Haven’t heard whether they’ll be co-line coaches or if there will be a line coach and an assistant.

The Raiders had co-line coaches one time in 2006 under Art Shell and it was a disaster, with Irv Eatman and Jackie Slater essentially taking their cue from Shell.

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  • Hardline

    we need to keep boyd, jerome boyd – where he at ?

  • RaiderSam

    Raider O Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    -R McKenzie: well respected by Wolf and Madden which is good enough for me.
    -D Allen: young talent on the rise who is well respected in the NFL: good hire.
    -Knapp: he is not a young talent on the rise, and he is not a proven winner: what makes this an issue for most fans (I think), is the fact that we have/ had a well known proven OC (considered one of the best OCs) in Saunders, he is under contract, but we get Knapp and let Saunders leave.
    ======================================

    Saunders likely headed to KC as he would not take a demotion. Fortunately, Cassell is garbage, but Saunders will create a lot of opportunities for Dexter McCluster and Jamaal Charles – they will be better, i’m sure.

  • Seymour Bush

    lefty12 Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Second half scoring:Raiders 156;Opponents 249.
    ===============================================

    Yeah, and if you guys remember 30 of those 2nd half points came against Miami and GB when their teams were walking off the field celebrating and we got some late scrub points. What that says is our second halfs sucked ass.

  • olinesux

    the oakland donks…damm never thought id see the day…

  • Hardline

    anyone want to come to AL with me and cover the McClain trial ?? we could write a daily article and maybe sell it to Corky.

  • DKnight007

    djohnnyg Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Raiders rank 14th in the NFL in wins over the last two yrs.

    That’s the upper half of the league.

    Of course we all wanted, and should have had many more wins.

    I think you blow up a 4-12 team, NOT an 8-8 team that was so close.

    It’s like driving the family to disney world and getting as far as Gainesville, then turning around and going back home and wasting 3 days of your vacation cuz you forgot your camera.

    Buy a camera and get to disney world.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Exactly.

    Heyyy….but Wiz was kept? Wow…a nice surprise.

    I like that we replaced the strength and conditioning coach Roll and added two guys to replace that lousy guy Roll.

    I don’t mind the hire of the KC special teams guy either. Maybe they just did good cause of Arenas….but we Ford, Moore and hopefully Branch and Jones.

    Just gotta hope Knapp isn’t this years version of Bresnacrap!

    Hope the DC he hires is worth a damn also.

    Hoping for Ed Donatell and not Manusky!

  • doriangray

    im no astro physicist ,,, but uhh ,, who knows what coach allen knows? theoretically doesnt a defensive coordinator need 2 know plenty about offenses to do his job effectively ? it is in the opinion of this writer that a defensive coordinator would be a good offensive playcaller because he went up against & strategized against the best offenses in the n.f.l. weekly . plus many coaches in the n.f.l. know offense & defense and positions. why would their brains only work 1 way ?

  • RaidO

    In most WCO the driving philosophy of the system is “pass to set up the run.” With knapp it’s the opposite. He is a run heavy OC.
    He has been with Kubiak for about a year and tends to run a more traditional West Coast Offense. He’s not run-heavy.

    But it seems Knapp will back to his old ways.
    I have been saying Knapp= run, run, pass, punk.

    HUGE RED FLAG from Allen’s presser when talking about offense:

    “We’re going to be able to run the football and run the football solidly so we can stay ahead of the chains on first and second down. ”

    Knapp= run, run, pass, punk.

    Run heavy teams do not win super bowls.

  • Hardline

    Armond Says: #200

    What about Boyd, Jerome Boy ? He can fill in.

  • doriangray

    BTW , what is a astro pyhcisist ? but i digress, im really hoping reggie mc can bless our team with sum long haired white linebackers that alledgedly take testorone .. im just saying .

  • J Hill

    stop falling in love with changing YOUR tune about players day to day like a woman. u always speculate about a 3-4 and the sh!t doesnt happen. how do you know shawny couldnt play end in a 34?

    ——————————————————-

    What players have I changed my tune about?

    I specualte about the 3-4 when the coaches try and hire 3-4 personell.

    ShoNasty has never played OLB before, has he? You fine with experimenting with that type of dumb da dumb dumb shyytee then I think all that bad buffet food is phuggin with your brain.

    You like the team the way it is. Don’t want to trade anyone to try and get better at other positions that are CLEAR needs.

    Got it.

    How’s that working for the Ws????

  • http://ibabythebay.com [..] Wisniewski retained on Allen’s staff

    http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2012/02/01/wisniewski-retained-on-allens-staff/

    Wisniewski retained on Allen’s staff

    By Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer
    Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 7:36 pm in Oakland Raiders.

    Not sure how the responsibilities will break down with offensive line hire Frank Pollack, but the Raiders have retained the services of assistant line coach Steve Wisniewski.

    Both Pollack and Allen were assistant line coaches last season, Pollack under John Benton and Wisniewski under Bob Wylie.

    Pollack was a tackle as an NFL player, Wisniewski a guard. Haven’t heard whether they’ll be co-line coaches or if there will be a line coach and an assistant.

    The Raiders had co-line coaches one time in 2006 under Art Shell and it was a disaster, with Irv Eatman and Jackie Slater essentially taking their cue from Shell

    :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  • djohnnyg

    Tedy Bruschi on the crowd noise issue for the Pats in the Super Bowl:

    “The Super Bowl is not like a regular game. You will have a portion of the crowd rooting for the Patriots and a portion rooting for the Giants”.

    I don’t know what i’d do without that kind of keen insight.

  • Hardline

    RaidO, #208

    Sounds familiar RaidO: 1st down, run up the middle for a 2 yd gain; 2nd down; pass to dhb, dropped; 3rd down, run up the middle no gain, or CP gets dumped by the rush losing 10 yds. 4th down, unnecessary roughness 15 yds backwards, then punt, opposition recovers on the 50 yd line, score the next play – long pass.

  • J Hill

    this isnt the time to get wild and crazy.

    ——————————————————-

    And how is trading ONE PLAYER getting all wild and crazy???

    Ford is not that damn important.

  • HayesDaze37

    DorianTroll — Having a creative, innovative mind for Offense is way different than having a reactionary, Defensive mind. There are excellent long-time Defensive coaches throughout the League who have never worked on the other side of the ball…and they’d make terrible playcallers.

    I’m thinking if D.A was ready to call plays on O, he would be doing it.

  • Hardline

    doriangray, #210,

    Watch out Dorian,you are crossing the line regarding respect and irreverence. There is a blog policeman this very moment cutting and pasting your comment and emailing it to Corky.

  • RaiderSam

    Armond Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:27 pm
    mckenzie also said that u have to check the waiver wire and get some the college FA’S along with some under the radar FA’s. there are several ways to fill out our roster without doing the stupid sh1t constantly talked about in here. i believe we will go after some vets who can play well on special teams and challenge for playing time if not start for us. i expect mm34 to have competition as the #2 SS. we may have the same starters but have better depth behind certain guys who can fill in if needed. we need depth at certain positions more than we need an overhaul.
    ======================================

    Raider Nation targets via drat
    NT
    Dontari Poe, Memphis St.
    Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, Baylor

    DT
    Marcus Forston, Miami

    pass rushers – under the radar
    Brandon Lindsay, Pitt
    Kyle Wilber, Wake Forest
    Akiem Hicks, Regina, Canada

    Inside LB or OLB
    Audie Cole, N.C. St.
    Carmen Messina, New Mexico
    Tyler Nielson, Iowa

    corner depth
    Dwight Bentley, Univ Louisiana-Lafayette
    Josh Norman, Coastal Carolina (Mike Mayock thought he distinguished himself in Senior Bowl)
    Trumaine Johnson, Montana
    Robert Blanton, Notre Dame
    Micah Pellerin, Hampton

    OL
    Desmond Wynn, Rutgers
    Mitchell Schwartz, OT, Cal
    Lamar Holmes, OT, S.Miss

    OG
    Senio Kelemente, Washington

    cheap FA
    Gary Guyton, LB, Patriots
    Tim Dobbins, LB, Chiefs
    Roderick Hood, CB, Rams
    Greg Toler, CB, Cardinals (coming off injury, though)
    Breno Giacomini, OT, Seahawks
    Geoff Schwartz, OG/OT, Panthers
    Anthony Collins, OT, Bengals (a real find, likely Cincy snaps him right up)

    a little more pricey
    Robert Mathis, Colts
    Courtland Finnegan, Titans (such a goon, perfect Raider, lol)
    Aaron Ross, Giants
    Adam Snyder, Niners
    Richard Marshall, Cardinals (no way he’s leaving AZ, too good)

  • Hardline

    djohnnyg, #213

    Bruschi has had a few too many concussions.

  • Koombacrackitowannasticabillabaparastimillawounda Smith

    J Hill Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:36 pm
    this isnt the time to get wild and crazy.

    ——————————————————-

    And how is trading ONE PLAYER getting all wild and crazy???

    Ford is not that damn important.
    ============================================

    Hey, Ford is good stuff if he can lay off the bone enhancers. He’s another weapon in our wide reciever arsonal.

  • djohnnyg

    214.Hardline Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:35 pm
    RaidO, #208

    Sounds familiar RaidO: 1st down, run up the middle for a 2 yd gain; 2nd down; pass to dhb, dropped; 3rd down, run up the middle no gain, or CP gets dumped by the rush losing 10 yds. 4th down, unnecessary roughness 15 yds backwards, then punt, opposition recovers on the 50 yd line, score the next play – long pass.

    Sounds like you just finished watching…let’s see….EVERY SINGLE GAME WE PLAYED LAST YEAR.

  • Hardline

    RaiderSam, #218

    Nice accounting of potential draft picks Sam. The problem is we only have 2 (picks) after HueJack made “the greatest trade in football.”

  • doriangray

    how amusing .. im so proud to be labeled a troll .. trolls wear cool shoes. maybe if i posted about my political stance or what happend in 1978 or my racist beliefs then i wouldnt be a troll . there are billions of people on the planet earth dude. we dont all think the same.

  • Hardline

    You are correct djohnnyg, lol.

  • J Hill

    So we went from 3 picks to 2 picks after the great trade …

    HUGE drop in draft picks, eh?

  • FormerlyGoodOle00

    In other words, you are a sheep.
    Why not just say that from the beginning?
    You blindly go along, regardless, and never ever question anything.
    That’s what sheep do.
    Have a baaaaaaa-d day.
    _______________
    HayesDaze37 Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    It’s a great night to be a Raiders fan. Isn’t it?!

    WTF is all the whining about?? 2-weeks ago, this blog was crawling with people saying they had faith in letting the new HC build his own staff…now, there’s a bunch of sniveling, and threats to jump ship.

    Hello!?! If you’re going to jump, just jump already…nobody here will care. Especially since half of these “threats” are made by new-name trolls just shopping for a little dust-up. Waaaaaaaaaaaaah.

    Dennis Allen will take full control of his team…he said so at the presser. Both McKenzie and Allen are doing exactly what they said they would do when they got here.

    Knapp will run an Offense the way Allen wants it run, or he won’t call plays long. D.A. will run this team. I’m not that thrilled with the Knapp hire, but I’m not disappointed, either. They all get the benefit of the doubt from me at this point. There’s no reason to think Knapp’s not a better coach, and a better play-caller now than a few years ago. He has/will have talent on this team, and CPalmer will make his Offense work.

    Those saying CPalmer can’t run a WCO don’t know what they’re talking about.

    Those saying DMC isn’t a one-cut back don’t know what they’re talking about.

    Those who say we should swap MBush29 for Hillis are just plain crazy.

    Those saying this team is suddenly a ZBS team don’t know what they’re talking about. Houston’s O used different blocking schemes. Just like on Defense, using multiple schemes, maximizing our playmakers’ individual talents will be key. Whatever scheme works, I’m for.

    Just Win, Baby.

    In ReggieMcK and Dennis Allen I trust.

  • lefty12

    208-but it seems Knapp will (go) back to his old ways.
    —————————————
    It seems you are jumping to conclusions without seeing him call one play for our offense.

  • Jack Jack

    I really like what this new GM and HC are doing. Somebody got their heads screwed on pretty good. Now lets go win some ball games. Ooops, we still need that DC.

  • Hardline

    doriangray, 233:

    Our speech and expression are now being burdened, by Corky, I would argue contrary to our 1st Amendment rights.

  • http://ibabuss.com antispy3

    Whoops, my bad, Seymour (but you DO know what vascillating means, right? If not Merriam Webster is awaiting your call. .. .).

    I didn’t thoroughly decipher the author of comment # 101, Chris from NY. . .I misread the thread when he proclaimed Knapp as the height of mediocre. . .sorry, bro. . .this point & counterpoint thing is sometimes built up too much. . .especially when I’m watching two b-ball games simultaneous to blogging. . .the girlfriend left the room in disgust. . .

    One thing to take into consideration. . .the Raidere are onlu one year removed from the dreaded ZBS. The only Raiders bereft in this knowledge are Lil’ Wiz & Joe Barksdale. . .so the transition should be more smooth than one might think (talking about a total rebuild. . .)

  • http://ibabuss.com antispy3

    Man, Dorian, that’s some creative outta the box thinking. . .only one thing wrong. . .

    If this was a recipe for success why isn’t Belichick doing (among others) that?

  • doriangray

    yep hardline.. i noticed that the blog was hijacked by communists way back. youd think this was a soft colts blog or a homo 49ers blog . corkan is a publican so he gets mad at political comments. aint this posed to be a raiders blog ? for raiders fans? might as well be a pop warner football blog now.

  • Hardline

    any content based suppression of speech or expression is a Constitutional violation under the 1st and 14th Amendments. The problem is the suppression must come from a state action, meaning private actors can inhibit speech. I am sure Bay Area News Group is a private actor……so there goes the violation.

  • RaidO

    FormerlyGoodOle00 Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Those saying CPalmer can’t run a WCO don’t know what they’re talking about.
    —————————————————
    Palmer IS NOT A WCO QB:

    The quarterback has to be extremely accurate, quickly scan the field, be willing to develop those close relationships with his receivers, and be able to roll out in a play-action, as the WCO has begun to incorporate more “moving pockets”, “mobile qb” to offset the increased speed of the modern NFL pass rush. In the traditional scheme, the quarterback should be getting the ball out of his hands within three seconds. It’s a quick strike offense that starts with the quarterback. Outside of the Reid/Kyle Shanahan WCO, throwing the deep ball isn’t really needed all too much aside from the occasional shot downfield.

  • Hardline

    what you say is correct. not only that, there are several regular contributors here, working with Corky to report violators.

  • FormerlyGoodOle00

    In the last 90 min MR has posted under no less than 5 different names.
    Can he BE any more pathetic?

  • RaidO

    FormerlyGoodOle00 Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Those saying DMC isn’t a one-cut back don’t know what they’re talking about.
    ____________________________________________________

    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.” “And then of course I like being on the edge so I could use some of my speed more,” McFadden added.

  • The Raider Brew Crew and the Shaggin Ground Keepers Exclusive

    Teams these days are a combination of musical chairs and corporate greed. Al Davis kept Raider tradition by sticking true to his instincts. Now it seems the coaching staff is a hodge podge of anyone who’ll take a job. I guess we get this by bringing the Raiders into the 21st century. WTH.

  • HayesDaze37

    Sheep? Haha.

    I’ve got plenty of opinions that might (or might not) differ from the Org’s stance…such as believing we should trade DMC and keep Bush…and such as being not too happy about the Knapp re-hire.

    However…I’m not gonna get panty-twisted like so many of you others, who are so quick to throw in the towel. For all we know, this could be a great staff taking shape…and the team has plenty of potential to be good.

    Not whining about it, and looking forward to better things, is not being a sheep. It’s being optimistic. One can be optimistic and still have disagreements with his team’s actions. I just hope they work out, and I won’t jump ship even if they don’t work out. There’s always more ways to improve.

    Optimism…try it sometime.

  • FormerlyGoodOle00

    RaidO?
    I didn’t say that. Hayes did. I quoted his comment.

  • Hardline

    RaidO, #234

    You are correct RaidO. CP is almost totally immobile in the pocket, incapable of evading the rush, cannot roll out to improvise success out of a busted play, and cannot scramble whatsoever. Hence his high rate of INT’s throwing as he gets hit.

  • RaidO

    FormerlyGoodOle00 Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:53 pm
    RaidO?
    I didn’t say that. Hayes did. I quoted his comment.
    ______________________________________________________

    Sorry dude. Miss Post.

    HayesDaze37 knows that was for him

  • djohnnyg

    235.Hardline Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    what you say is correct. not only that, there are several regular contributors here, working with Corky to report violators.

    Yes. I think those u allude to are deriving much satisfaction in doing so as well.

  • FormerlyGoodOle00

    Reality, Hayes. Try it sometime.
    You already make it clear you will always toe the company line, like good little sheep do.
    They rush to squash any talk that doesn’t praise all.
    You said it above. “They all get the benefit of the doubt from me.” Yes, a sheep.
    You’re so pathetic you actually believe that if you question the team, you’re less of a fan.
    Actually you’re just more of a mouse.

  • http://ibabuss.com antispy3

    perfect offense for Terrell Pryor. . .he can roll out, eh (tongue firmly planted in my cheek)?

  • Hardline

    The Raider Brew Crew and the Shaggin Ground Keepers Exclusive #238,

    AD stuck true to his instincts, huh ? Well those wonderful instincts gained him 9 winning seasons out of the past 29 since we last won the Superbowl.

    Now then, if you call alzheimers fantasies, failed and unresurrected genius, Al’s “instincts”, who am to dispute that?

    The worst part of it was we were treated to pus-filled, oozing open sores during Al’s press conferences.

  • Mum-O-killowe

    Chris In NY Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 10:15 pm
    Did anyone else happen to notice that Ron Wolf’s son was promoted into Reggie’s former position in Green Bay?

    I’m not suggesting Ron Wolf would suggest Chubby Checker for Raiders GM just to advance his own son’s career. But the appearance of impropriety there has to at least throw a little cold water on the recommendation.
    ______________________________________________________

    I and a couple other astute posters said the same thing as soon as the “recommendation” news broke.

  • Hardline

    djohnnyg #243,

    Johnny, I call it, “the crown of their moral superiority”, tattling to Corky against the wrong-doers.

  • djohnnyg

    “pus-filled, oozing open sores”

    I saw them in concert. They’re awesome.

  • HayesDaze37

    You guys discussing CPalmer don’t know what you’re talking about. He has excellent feet in the pocket, and he knows how to get out of the pocket. He knows how to step-up in a collapsing pocket and throw the ball accurately.

    Some of CPalmer’s best plays ever at SC and in Cincy, were on plays he rolled out of the pocket. He’s no Mike Vick while running…but Palmer knows how to use his pocket better than Vick ever did.

    Knapp will know how to use CPalmer’s talents…and the Raiders O will be top-10 with either a healthy DMC or MBush holding up for the year.