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Son of Raiders D-line coach dies at age 4

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at 1:01 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Tyson Williams, the 4-year-old son of Raiders defensive line coach Terrell Williams, died Friday night at Oakland Children’s Hospital from a “sudden and unexpected illness,” according to a team release.
“We were all shocked by the news we received when we arrived in Baltimore,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said in a statement. “Terrell and Tifini have been dealing with unimagineable tragedy this week, and our hearts go out to them. We’re all deeply saddened by the passing of Tyson, and our deepest sympathies go out to Terrell and his entire family.”

Tyson Williams, born Nov. 1, 2008, loved cartoons and helping care for his eight-month-old brother, Tahj, teaching his brother to clap before he passed away, according to the release.

Allen said the defensive staff would share the workload in Terrell Williams’ indefinite absence.

The team requests that condolences be sent to Williams at team headquarters at 1220 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda, CA, 94502.

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  • Just Fire Baby

    LOL at Anthony Randolph being the 12th guy on the Denver bench.

    Hey maybe if it goes to quadruple OT he might get a few minutes of run!!!

    Can’t believe there were people in here whining about trading him for David Lee. That was one of the greatest fleeces in NBA history!!!

  • smittstyles

    This is horrible. I have two daughters, ages 5 and 16 months; I can’t even imagine what Coach and his family are going through. I don’t know them but as part of the Raider Nation and family and a parent myself my heart bleeds. Football seems so small in light of tragedies such as this, but as they play tomorrow we can hope they honour Tyson’s memory with an inspired performance. Godspeed little man.

  • Priesttj12

    Don’t get me wrong no one is faulting Palmer for our record that is not what I’m saying I’m saying he could’ve been the difference it’s all about that NEXT LEVEL. He’s good enough to do it but for some reason he’s making game ending throws late in games. He plays outstanding all game then pretty much doesn’t finish.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    BHP,

    Winnable?! I don’t think any team can win when they allow a RB to run for 250 yards.
    So it’s CPs fault we lost to TB and not the defense that allowed a rookie to run for 250 yards?

  • Priesttj12

    The Indy Colts aren’t better than we are and we beat the Steelers should’ve beat ATL so this team can’t be all that bad it’s just finishing has been a problem.

  • Just Fire Baby

    If the other 21 guys played at about the level Carson Palmer is playing, we would be a minimum of 5-3, probably 6-2.

    He certainly hasn’t been perfect, but nobody else has been relatively close to perfect either.

  • Priesttj12

    So maybe yuou didn’t see that game but we were down by 3 with the ball with 2:34 left and he threw 2 picks. Are you really saying we couldn’t have won that game? That game was there for the taking we just didn’t take it.

  • Priesttj12

    OK! Like I said no one is blaming Palmer for our record, maybe you didn’t comprehend that my point is if HE wants to get to that next level he can’t be the reason we didn’t finish.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Colts have an elite QB who is a leader, and are playing massively inspired ball due to the coach situation.

    Not a team in the NFL that wants to play them in the postseason.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    BHP,

    You know NFL history more than me, but I can’t think of any team that managed to win a game when they allowed 250+ yards rushing.

  • Just Fire Baby

    if HE wants to get to that next level he can’t be the reason we didn’t finish.

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

    QB’s TYPICALLY don’t find a next level this late in their career. Sure there are some, but they are few and far between.

    This is who he is, the rest of the team needing to improve is much more of a reasonable expectation, than to think Carson is going to turn into a top 5 QB.

  • Priesttj12

    Ok what the hell does that have to do with what happened against TB I’m saying the game was there for the taking and he threw 2 bad picks………to argue that is sensless. I’m not saying he is the REASON we lost I’m saying he could’ve been the reason we WON!!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 10th, 2012 at 10:25 pm
    OK! Like I said no one is blaming Palmer for our record,
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    The defense has played well enough all year to be 6-2 but we’re 3-5 because of t/o’s late in games. You just can’t do it……………..period
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    It sounds like you are blaming CP for our record.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    #198…

    That’s a good write-up. It could also explain why Van Dyke was waived early in the year.

  • Try Some Reality

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 10th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Don’t get me wrong no one is faulting Palmer for our record

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

    Your buddy Mistic sure is. To hear him tell it, Palmer is to blame for everything.

  • Priesttj12

    Well if he’s not going to get better then IMO we need to get the young guy ready. Because these late t/o’s can’t continue without some kind of consequences.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    If anyone’s to take the brunt of blame, even tho blame can be spread around, it’s Knapp.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Like I said before, can you people name a team that allowed 250+ yards and still managed to win the game?

  • Priesttj12

    I’m not Mistic1….sorry I think Palmer is on the cusp he jsut needs to take the next step is all.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Klay Thompson might not be a top 25 SG in the NBA.

    How many shots did he miss in the last few minutes of regulation and both OT’s? And the missed FT’s to ice the game, followed by letting Galonari dunk on him with 10 seconds left?

    Pitiful.

  • Priesttj12

    Like I said before, can you people name a team that allowed 250+ yards and still managed to win the game?

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

    That doesn’t make it impossible. And I’m defnitely sure it’s been done but that aint the point. The game was winnable…………..period

  • Try Some Reality

    Palmer is who he is. Almost like a Favre in that he’s a gunslinger will keep you in games but will also make some mistakes. You have to consider that we’re not in ANY of these games without his late game play. Pittsburgh? LOSS. Jacksonville? LOSS.

    We are 1-7 without Palmer. That is FACT.

  • Try Some Reality

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 10th, 2012 at 10:33 pm
    I’m not Mistic1….sorry I think Palmer is on the cusp he jsut needs to take the next step is all.

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

    I’m ok with this. Nobody is saying he’s perfect. Certainly can improve some of his decision making.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Well if he’s not going to get better then IMO we need to get the young guy ready.

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

    If Palmer is not the problem, can’t do that just yet.

    Tough sell in the locker room and tough pressure to put on the kid.

    They need to sprinkly in a series or two here and there first, before you just start him.

  • Priesttj12

    I aint talking about BLAME, maybe I should give up. It’s NOT about me BLAMING HIM FOR ANYTHING I’m just making the point that he is sooo close to greatness if he can get that out of his game he would be there……….period

    That’s my ONLY point………

    I’m out this is too tiring…………lol

  • Try Some Reality

    What I would give to see Taiwan Jones rip Baltimore’s defense for 150 tomorrow. Pipe dream, I know.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Good night BHP.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I ain’t saying your blaming him Priest, I am saying (speaking for myself here) that this about as good as it gets with Carson.

    To expect him to carry a terrible defense and no running game any further than this is pretty unreasonable for Carson Palmer.

    He isn’t one of the elite’s elite.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    The one thing that aggravates me more than anything is that I am a strong believer that the DL and OL is the key to football, like Belichick believes. He puts the most effort into those two areas. Can suffer thru a weaker DB corp if the front 7 (more exactly) is incredibly good. And on offense literally EVERYTHING comes from a good/bad OL.

    We have had a woeful OL for over a decade, I’m sick of it. Sometimes it might be good in the run, but it’s the pass protection that matters the most, and has been the main culprit of Raider football for over a decade.

    I hope Reggie focuses most of his attention in the off-season on building a top 5 OL and front seven.

  • Just Fire Baby

    The knock on the Patriots coming into 2012 was a crappy O-line wasn’t it?

    Light retired, Mankins is hurt, etc.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Chico,

    I don’t think Elite QBs can overcome this mess.
    Can’t block
    Can’t run
    Knappster
    No defense

  • Just Fire Baby

    49ers have given up 10 more sacks than us, even though we have attempted 113 more passes than them.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    I don’t want to see all these sexy DB/WR/RB/QB picks. I know GMs/coaches often know they can find quality OL/DL cheap in the late rounds. So they blow their wads on the sexy playmakers who take 3 years to develop, or letdown expectations by becoming busts.

    I’d rather just see for once Reggie just draft OL and DL and LB all the way from the 1st round thru to the last…okay maybe a sexy mid-round DB….but there has to be a beast NT or two, another tackle, guard, a beast center, an edge rusher, and a couple more nasty ILBs.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I don’t think Elite QBs can overcome this mess.
    Can’t block
    Can’t run
    Knappster
    No defense

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

    This is where we disagree.

    I believe Tom Brady can win 10 games with Boston College’s O-line.

    Colts were 2-14 last year, they can’t block, their defense isn’t very good, and they had a horrendous running game.

    6-3 and getting better every week.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    49ers can run the ball and they play great defense.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 10th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    The knock on the Patriots coming into 2012 was a crappy O-line wasn’t it?

    Light retired, Mankins is hurt, etc.

    —-

    They had issues. But what are the PFF stats on team OLs at the moment? The Patriots have always had one of the best pass-protecting OLs in the league.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I am all for drafting an elite edge-rusher in the first round.

    But there is a reason DB’s and WR’s make more money than ILB’s and RT, and Guards.

    They are more important and not as easy to replace.

    You can have a fringe Pro Bowl RG, and replace him with a 4th round pick fairly easily the next season.

    You have a fringe Pro Bowl DB or WR, you might not adequately replace him for 8 years.

  • Just Fire Baby

    The Patriots have always had one of the best pass-protecting OLs in the league.

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

    And yet there are always replacing guys, year after year.

    The one constant, the QB.

    Elite QB’s make everyone better. Their line doesn’t face the same things the Raiders O-line does, as the opposing D’s fear blitzing Tom too much, and have to double-team their TE for crying out loud.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Anyways, I’ll check you guys in the AM.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I believe Tom Brady can win 10 games with Boston College’s O-line.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    OL? OK
    Can’t run or play defense too? I don’t think so.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Agree to disagree that DBs/WRs are “more important”

    Your opinion/prerogative, of course. But imo everything is secondary to the lines.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Later Chico.

  • Chicken Ceasar Salad and a beat up pick up truck and two hizzies ready to go get some cheeseburgers and fries then play some video games

    Long time listener, first time caller. Just want to say howdy. Great web blog with tons of Raider info. But some of y’all need to fcking chill. It’s just a damn web site for crying out loud. Arguing with a web handle aint to damn fckng bright. Duh?

    + Speakin of the ‘Crying Game’, whoa, the chick had a dick. Imagine that. A guy can’t be to careful these days. How would you like to wake up with that after a drunk night of wild sex. I don’t know if I could make it to the toilet before I puked. Great movie tho. Just sayin.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    M Cassel was 11-5 with the Pats. There is only one P Manning in the league who can overcome a bad defense, OL, etc…

  • DJ Johnny

    229,

    GG, and yet Belichik was willing to part ways with Seymour.

    What does that say about Big Rich?

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Big Rich was on the decline. Al, still thinking like he did in the 70′s, snapped him up.

    Mind you, Belichick has swept up a bunch of Raider cast-offs the last few years and none have materialized into anything.

    But talking of this new regime, I’m glad Reggie’s draft and FA acquisitions have been more about the OL and front 7. Just hope he steps that up.

  • mcfadden20.

    Palmer is just one guy , like I said ,Palmer can’t pass to himself ,when the going gets tough our receivers can’t run real routes and OL can’t block , unless receivers start run real routes in clutch situation and OL can give him some time, Palmer will be 50/50

  • Oakglen

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  • mcfadden20.

    You guys need to stop making comparisons, the other guys have different 52 on their team and Palmer have different 52 …

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 10th, 2012 at 10:29 pm
    Ok what the hell does that have to do with what happened against TB I’m saying the game was there for the taking and he threw 2 bad picks………to argue that is sensless. I’m not saying he is the REASON we lost I’m saying he could’ve been the reason we WON!!

    ====

    What player on the roster that particpated in most offensive or defensive plays can you not say that about? There are 11 guys on defense that could’ve made more timely tackles, better reads diagnosing plays, got away from blocks faster, etc — any of which could have kept a TB score from happening. There are 10 others on offense that all could have done things better, like make a catch they didn’t, make a better read on a defender to get more open for Palmer, hold their blocks a little longer to buy him time, or for Gad’s sake, open a frickin hole so that they could have a running game and not have to throw 60+ times!

    It’s just a worthless statement to myopicaly focus on anyone player, especially that one player is arguably playing at a higher level than anyone else on the team right now!

    In the face of things like facts this whole argument looks much more personally agenda driven and much less football objective. I mean, if you wanted to rant on how Cooper Carlisle is getting routinely manhandled or how the DL disappears for whole series at a time and clamor for upgrades there, we’d all be hearin’ ya. Changing any of those is going to have a whole helluva lot more positive impact than changing out the well performing pieces first.