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Raiders hire replacement for Waufle

By Steve Corkran
Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm in Oakland Raiders.

New Raiders coach Dennis Allen dipped into a familiar location to find a replacement for departed defensive line coach Mike Waufle. Allen on Monday hired Texas A&M defensive line coach Terrell Williams to succeed Waufle, according to Rivals.com.
Williams 37, spent the past two seasons as the Aggies defensive line coach. Coincidentally, Allen played for Texas A&M and got his coaching start with the college.
The Aggies ranked 12th nationally against the run last season, at an average of 101.9 yards per game. Stopping the run has been a huge priority of past Raiders coaches, with little success.
Texas A&M ranked 90th against the run before Williams’ arrival. They improved to 30th in 2010 and jumped to 12th last year.
Last season, the Raiders allowed 5.1 yards per carry and finished near the bottom of the league in average yards per game.
Williams also coached the defensive line at Purdue, Akron and Youngstown State before he joined the Aggies staff.
One of Williams’ prized pupils was defensive end Cliff Avril, who played for the Detroit Lions last season and is a prospective free agent.
The Raiders have not confirmed Williams’ hire. Same goes for the reported hires of Ted Gilmore, Johnny Lynn and Mark Hutson.

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  • DMAC

    r8eray Says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 10:05 am

    DMAC funny ish you say that…..it never fails!!

    LOL

    Woodson, Nnamdi, Russell (POS), and Moss are the last I bought…I’m sticking with throwbacks!!

    Bo, Long, Plunk, Allen, Stabler, Biletnikoff, Lamonica, Brown, Otto and Branch…maybe a few I didnt mention!
    ==========
    lol
    Naw, I’m just fk’n w/ u R8e.
    I was thinking of getting a Houston jersey myself, but you can’t go wrong w/ the D-Moe.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Profootballfocus.com rates branch as the 29th best available free agent in 2012 (not bad considering more than 25% of the NFL are free agents this year), and the #1 available safety in FA.

    ***

    BCZ,

    based on what?

  • DMAC

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I know who you-know-who is!
    ========

    Jacoby Ford?

  • DMAC

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Mustafa, you liar! You are a romantic…for TP!

    Blind monkey!
    =========

    LMAO

  • Dakota

    If Troy palamamalalauualala is only making just over $6 million a year, then Branch should be making about $2 million a year….because he is about 1/3rd as good as Troy Pallamaluuualalamauuuua

  • Raider-in-PA

    Good morning (afternoon) my Silver & Black brethren!!

    I say bring back C. Woodson and Nnamdi so you can wear your jerseys again… Never shouldve gotten rid of those cats in the first place!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    I would rather tag him and eat the money than let him walk and roll with Mike Mitchell. (Who I believe may even struggle to make the squad this year…)

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    BCZ,

    so you assume Reggie, Dennis & Jason can’t do better than Mike Mitchell if Branch isn’t retained?

    I guess you really don’t trust them after all…

  • DMAC

    I wonder if fans in Pitts complain about Troy being injured all the time, as much as Raider fans do about DMAC????
    (Both great, impact players at their positions, who are injured a lot)

  • Raider-in-PA

    Personally, I stick with my cuz’s jersey #55 Dan Conners… Drafted a Raider and retired a Raider… That will never change…

  • Raider-in-PA

    DMAC Says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 10:14 am
    I wonder if fans in Pitts complain about Troy being injured all the time, as much as Raider fans do about DMAC????
    —————————
    Sh!ttsburgh fans p!ss and moan about EVERYTHING!! They use those god-awful yellow towels to dry their tears…

  • bcz24

    BCZ,

    based on what?
    ************************
    Their ranking system and the available free agent pool, take a gander and decide for yourself if you feel comfortable in trusting them, or if you would prefer to continue on with the opinion that you know better.

  • bcz24

    BCZ,

    so you assume Reggie, Dennis & Jason can’t do better than Mike Mitchell if Branch isn’t retained?

    I guess you really don’t trust them after all…
    **********************
    We don’t have the draft picks to waste replacing a guy who is fine.

    I think of it like this, I have a fleet of cars and limited resources to maintain what I have and upgrade the fleet. All of my blue cars (my defense) under perform compared to industry standard, do I use my resources to replace the best of the underperformers, or upgrade from the bottom, and appropriate my resources to the bigger issues?

  • raidertalk

    On a related note Sports Illustrated Swim-Suit edition has come. YEOW!

    Look for the sailboat on the front cover.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Maybe it’s the masive jetlag speaking but line me up for a Giordano jersey…

    In other news…
    Travis Ivey @ NT
    Heyer @ LG
    Wiz @ Center
    Zach Hurd @ RG
    Barksdale@ RT

    Priority #1 Completely revamp the LB corps via trade, rape or pillage…

  • r8eray

    BCZ, are they Ford’s, Chevy or Mercedes and BMW’s?

  • bcz24

    Comparing Branch to a Polamalu isnt really fair either, considering he Troy plays for arguably one of the best DCs ever, and has an outstanding supporting cast. Troy has the freedom to take big risks to make plays, because the other 10 guys on the field more often than not dont get beat. The scheme is also designed to have the safeties roaming around to make those plays, our scheme is not set up for that, nor are the rest of our supporting cast even close to that level of play.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Preppie,

    TP is defferent. He makes me feel special..

  • r8eray

    Just got into an argument wit the wife…talking about I don’t do ish for her and do everything for my mother!!

    Can’t win wit them…..I give up!

    This is what I’m talking about!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!

  • r8eray

    If I was a women I’d just go gay…but I’m not!

    Still love me that cat!

  • Marks hair

    If routts already visiting teams, who are we talking to? Im looking at you steve and jerry

  • raidertalk

    Carl Weathers Says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 5:50 am
    It’s strange that Buffalo is interested in Routt when they already have McKlevin, Florence & rookie Aaron Williams.
    ————————————————-
    They’re looking to improve on their practice squad

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