Stanford’s Tarver on Raiders’ radar?


Stanford co-defensive coordinator Jason Tarver is under consideration to be the defensive coordinator of the Raiders, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Tarver coached on the 49ers staff from 2001 through 20010, working as an offensive quality control coach from 2001-03, assistant running backs coach in 2004 and outside linebackers from 2005 through 2010.

He joined David Shaw’s staff in 2011 to work as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers, replacing Vic Fangio, who joined Jim Harbaugh with the 49ers.

Tarver, 37, attended Foothill High in Pleasanton and also played at West Valley College after Santa Clara cut it football program in 1994-95.

It’s been slow going for the Raiders in their search to find a replacement for Chuck Bresnahan. Oakland reportedly interviewed Greg Manusky, to accepted the defensive coordinator position with the Indianapolis Colts. They have reportedly been denied permission to talk with Bill Johnson of New Orleans and Richard Smith of Denver. Other names that have surfaced include Green Bay cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. and 49ers secondary coach Ed Donatell, although it’s not known if either man has actually interviewed or has been given permission to be interviewed.

Coaches under contract can be denied permission to interview if under contract except in the case of a head coaching position.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post, it’s official!

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    1101.DutchRaider77 Says:
    February 6th, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    So Sterling Moore is not good enough to hold a ROSTER SPOT on the Raiders?

    But he is good enough to start for the Patriots in the Super Bowl?

    Thank you! Pretty much the point I was trying to make…he’s what? 22? He made his mistakes and I did hear that from Edwards…but he could have had a chance to be great here!
    And no, I didn’t say he was the next Dion! LOL

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    1056.YoungAmerican Says:
    February 6th, 2012 at 11:36 am
    Wah wah wah wah wah Raiders always get called for penalties wah wah wah wah wah wah wah.

    Play with more discipline, and you’ll get fewer questionable calls. Play stupid football, and you’ve put a target on your own back.

    Wah wah wah….the Raiders have been called for crazy amounts of penalties for years, despite who the coach is.

    The refs call penalties against who they want to call penalties on and when.

    I saw Pats O-Linemen holding for most the game yesterday against the Giants pass rush and there were maybe two holding calls against them?

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