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Winston added to assist players

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The change that is expected throughout the football operation under general manager Reggie McKenzie manifested itself Tuesday with the hiring of former Skyline High school product Lamonte Winston as the Raiders’ director of player engagement.

Winston, who spent 17 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, including 14 as the director of player development, will consult with players on life skills issues including preparing for career after football.

Typically, hires for player development are made by the general manager in conjunction with the head coach, as Winston will be responsible monitoring and assisting how Raiders players conduct their lives outside of football.

Winston went to Skyline and Merritt College in Oakland before moving on to Westminster College and San Francisco Statae.

The NFL’s “Winston/Shell Award’’ annually recognizes the NFL’s outstanding player development director. It was named after Winston and former Pittsburgh safety Donnie Shell because of their contributions in player development.

Previously, Raiders cornerback Willie Brown served on the coaching staff in “squad development,’’ although he also had on-field responsibilities and worked with defensive backs. Longtime employee Pete Caracciolo, who works in the football operations, also has worked in that area.

Brown remains with the organization _ he accompanied owner Mark Davis to the NFL scouting combine _ but has been re-assigned to duties which have yet to be announced.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • B@UCE wasup wit you man?

  • RaiderRockstar

    you do realize I’m older than you?

    ***

    O,

    and you’re STILL in school?

    what the heck you been doing with your life bro?

    I think somebody introduced you to the pot smokin’ hippies on campus!

  • guest123

    bcz24 Says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 10:29 am
    I’m not from Oakland, and have never even set foot in California, but the proposed Collesium City complex or whatever it is called will been an economic boon for the city. It will create jobs and revenue. High crime cities all have one thing in common… poor economy! Residents will take pride (clearly evidenced by the locals in here) in their city. Nothing but good can come from the project IMO

    *******

    It sound like a great idea, and Oakland is long overdue for a complex of this type which will bring them into the modern era and appeal to the grey poupon class. It’s going to restore a lot of civic pride and force the boundaries of the ghettos around San Leandro to find new homes as property values will escalate, and in turn people will invest in cleaning up dead spaces. It’s all good stuff, but Oakland’s mayor has been fighting this and for it really happen, there needs to be a change in leadership.

  • hwnrdr

    Hey B, did they give a timetable?

  • Im lovin baby boy!

    what you think of the new regime?

  • PurpleDrank81

    Happy to hear Coliseum City was approved for planning…..Also really glad to hear that there gonna clean up Oakland and bring back pride to this great city ….Gowing up in the East Bay i’ve spent many days going to the Coliseum to watch the A’s and The Raiders play and there was no better feeling…..But why do I have the feeling that If Oakland gets better that my hometown of Richmond is gonna get worst

  • hwnrdr

    657.PurpleDrank81 Says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 10:47 am
    Happy to hear Coliseum City was approved for planning…..Also really glad to hear that there gonna clean up Oakland and bring back pride to this great city ….Gowing up in the East Bay i’ve spent many days going to the Coliseum to watch the A’s and The Raiders play and there was no better feeling…..But why do I have the feeling that If Oakland gets better that my hometown of Richmond is gonna get worst

    Or Antioch!

  • Method To My Madness

    Beecher you phaggot btch….what about your luxury tranny box suite at Farmer’s Field again? Oh yeah its for the Chargerless Bolts

  • bcz24

    I grew up as an ‘LA’ Raider fan, I was born in 81, so them moving from Oakland to La was before my time. My dad was always quick to remind me, there is no such thing as an ‘LA Raider’. He always said they will ALWAYS be the Oakland Raiders. So people would make fun of me growing up because I called them the Oakland Raiders.

  • hwnrdr

    I agree Bcz…To me, the only team in LA was the Rams!

  • RaiderRockstar

    awesome, BCZ.

    my dad never really had a favorite football team, but he hated the 49ers because my grandpa loved them …

    my brother (9 years older than me) was a HUGE raider fan and he was my biggest influence. we went to games and stuff.

    my dad and I started collecting football cards (like my big bro did) and my team was the Raiders. he chose the Bucs because of the awful colors and that stupid Bucco Bruce logo. their cards were really cheap because they were awful! so he could build whole team sets for basically nothing. it worked out pretty well for us until Gruden got traded to TB and they kicked out butt in the Super Bowl. he rubbed it in like crazy.

  • and you’re STILL in school?

    what the heck you been doing with your life bro?

    I think somebody introduced you to the pot smokin’ hippies on campus!
    $$$$$$$$$
    I graduated in may.
    I was working and running a business.
    I was introduced to pot when I was 16. Garcia Vega Green leaf!

  • luvmarvhub

    “…..But why do I have the feeling that If Oakland gets better that my hometown of Richmond is gonna get worst

    “Or Antioch!”

    Hwnrdr,

    You get the feeling because it’s true that trash spread itself around and it blows with the wind. Antioch has been ruined with Oakland/Richmond trash and that trash is still blowing toward even the more eastern parts of the County, including Brentwood. The schools are a mess with dysfunctional human excrement.

  • Method To My Madness

    PDochouno….I got ya on that….no Richmond won’t get worse….a lot of the knckleheads are gone and are in jail or the grave….Richmond is more quiet these days…businesses have been going over there and watch when Del norte gets re done and the Richmond Tram is done….its on in the east bay again…..my cousin is the architect designed it…I saw the plans myself….510 is back with a super vengeance….Berkely will be next…trust that

  • guest123

    Say what you will about the demise of Oakland. If you want to blame one person, blame Diane Fienstein for putting Alameda NAS on the BRAC list. Too leftist to have nuke ships in her territory. Alameda NAS was the lifeblood of Oakland’s economy. It’s gone downhill since.

  • hwnrdr

    664.luvmarvhub Says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 10:52 am
    “…..But why do I have the feeling that If Oakland gets better that my hometown of Richmond is gonna get worst

    “Or Antioch!”

    Hwnrdr,

    You get the feeling because it’s true that trash spread itself around and it blows with the wind. Antioch has been ruined with Oakland/Richmond trash and that trash is still blowing toward even the more eastern parts of the County, including Brentwood. The schools are a mess with dysfunctional human excrement.

    Yup…perfect example…Deer Valley High!

  • Smoking Grean leaf and listening to All eyes on me.
    I wish I was 16 again.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I graduated in may.
    I was working and running a business.

    ***

    O,

    I thought you told us you were a used car salesman?

    by “running a business” do you mean self employed drug dealer ???

  • DMAC

    guest123 Says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 10:45 am

    bcz24 Says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 10:29 am
    I’m not from Oakland, and have never even set foot in California, but the proposed Collesium City complex or whatever it is called will been an economic boon for the city. It will create jobs and revenue. High crime cities all have one thing in common… poor economy! Residents will take pride (clearly evidenced by the locals in here) in their city. Nothing but good can come from the project IMO

    *******

    It sound like a great idea, and Oakland is long overdue for a complex of this type which will bring them into the modern era and appeal to the grey poupon class. It’s going to restore a lot of civic pride and force the boundaries of the ghettos around San Leandro to find new homes as property values will escalate, and in turn people will invest in cleaning up dead spaces. It’s all good stuff, but Oakland’s mayor has been fighting this and for it really happen, there needs to be a change in leadership.
    ===========

    I hope my property value goes up. I’m in deep East Oakland (border line, San Leandro)
    That would be a blessing!

  • Raider Weapon X http://www.raidernationstation.com/

    Thinking getting Wimbley on board with a restructure would set a really good tone for the new admin and the team.

    IF they can get it done b4 the 17th…

    Have a gr8 day Raider Nation! Silver and Black!

  • Method To My Madness

    Luvmarv is correct….925,707,209 and 916 have the trash formerly in 5w0…they are fked…but we who stayed will be fine

  • RaiderRockstar

    Thinking getting Wimbley on board with a restructure would set a really good tone for the new admin and the team.

    IF they can get it done b4 the 17th

    ***

    X,

    glad to see i’m not the only guy who wants Wimbley back (if we’re not rebuilding)

  • RaiderRockstar

    @ROG

    209 has no trash, sucka!

  • hwnrdr

    674.RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 10:58 am
    @ROG

    209 has no trash, sucka!

    LOL, then you haven’t been to Stockton recently?

  • DMAC

    Method To My Madness Says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Luvmarv is correct….925,707,209 and 916 have the trash formerly in 5w0…they are fked…but we who stayed will be fine
    ============

    That would be my brother in Antioch. LMAO
    He’s been dying to come back w/ the fam.

  • Method To My Madness

    Fk raider Weapon X…don’t come in here all you modest u pxssy!….u were baggin on Oakland and saying we won’t get squat done….fk u btch!

  • RaiderRockstar

    you haven’t been to Stockton recently?

    ***

    been a while, Hwnrdr

    not since my mom died

  • DMAC

    There’s hoods everywhere, Oakland just gets the bad rep. all the time.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Yea the 925 is getting worst and worst….. I noticed alot of people moving outta Richmond and moving 2 miles down the road to Pinole…I cant even lie Pinole looks like a nice community on the outside but it surprisngly goes down in that town the same goes with El Sobrante…

  • RR,

    You are a nosy bastard. I don’t mind.
    I sold cars for a few years for new and used dealers, stated a business wholesaling cars, went to school to get into finance (wealth management), and now I do other things.
    I also like surfing and Mexican food.

  • Method To My Madness

    209 ain’t cool anymore RrS….a lot of our trash from east bay moved there….I’m cool now…it use to be nice

  • PurpleDrank81

    Dry and Dusty 209…… I hate that place

  • RaiderRockstar

    You are a nosy bastard. I don’t mind.

    ***

    LOL!

  • RR,

    I forgot to add. I also love God, my family, and my country/ ies.

  • DMAC

    Raider O Says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 11:04 am

    RR,

    I forgot to add. I also love God, my family, and my country/ ies.
    ==========

    You forgot one thing O Dog. (aren’t you part of our green party?)

  • RaiderRockstar

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_209

    place was cool as heck from 1983-2006

  • Method To My Madness

    Oakland gets a bad rap for LOADED reasons….that’s okay…we can take it and then outshine you…Ny Times knows what this City’s potential is…and we gonna tap into it now! Bout time….Dakota and Beecher…any questions?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raider O,

    being from another country and moving here to go to school, living in San Diego where we got ravaged by the Dolts like 7 or 8 years straight … how did you become a Raider fan?

  • Method To My Madness

    Anyhow I’m gone….be solid…just win…CODE BLACK

  • RaiderRockstar

    be solid…just win…CODE BLACK = Carson Palmer + Greg Knapp

  • hwnrdr

    678.RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 11:01 am
    you haven’t been to Stockton recently?

    ***

    been a while, Hwnrdr

    not since my mom died

    I know, Rockstar…just messing with ya! I had friends that lived in Stockton because they went to Uoniverity of Pacific…have since moved out to Alameda!

  • DMAC,

    Nation Member, Green Pary, BGS, SAL, Buckeye, and Aztec.

  • hwnrdr

    And I am proud to say that the Rader Nation in Hawaii has grown! I am proud when I go home that I see a lot of Silver and Black all over!!!

  • DMAC

    Raider O Says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 11:17 am

    DMAC,

    Nation Member, Green Pary, BGS, SAL, Buckeye, and Aztec.
    =========

    Green party stand up!!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    I had friends that lived in Stockton because they went to Univerity of Pacific…have since moved out to Alameda!

    ***

    @ Hwnrdr

    I had some friends that lived on campus at UOP

    hard to imagine Hue Jackson played QB for that school way back when

    my boy Louis Rankin played football for Delta jr college 🙂

    so did Webster Slaughter !!

  • DEATHROW 55

    Crack head meathods to madness because of tight pink thong shut the fukkkk up you negative whinny lil snatch your above no one behind your key computer.

  • guest123

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 11:07 am
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_209

    place was cool as heck from 1983-2006

    *******

    I’m originally from the 209, but it’s hot as he11 in the summertime. lol.

    Got some kin over in Hayward that brought me into Raider Nation, christened in Raider Gear/colors as a baby.

  • hwnrdr

    Even back in the day…wasn’t UOP a bad place?

  • being from another country and moving here to go to school, living in San Diego where we got ravaged by the Dolts like 7 or 8 years straight … how did you become a Raider fan?
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    1- I’m not from another country. I’m an American born abroad.
    2- I moved here to be around my family. Most of my family father, Uncle, cousins, etc..at that time lived in SD (father, uncles, and cousins are SDSU alumni).
    3- My father & favorite uncle are Raider fans. My father loved Lamonica & Fred B.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    HEY I’M IN THE 209.WE R NOT ALL BAD..