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Raiders fill final coaching vacancy

Raiders coach Dennis Allen rounded out his coaching staff by hiring Bob Sanders as his linebackers coach Friday.
Sanders spent the past four seasons with the Buffalo Bills, where he coached the defensive line one season and linebackers the final three.
Overall, Sanders has 33 years’ coaching experience in college and the NFL. He also coached for the Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins, including a three-year stint as the Packers defensive coordinator from 2006-08.
Allen fired four coaches the day after the regular season ended – offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, offensive line coach Frank Pollack, special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman and linebackers coach Johnny Holland.
Earlier this month, Allen hired Greg Olson to replace Knapp, Bobby April to take over for Hoffman and Tony Sparano as his new offensive line coach.

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  • DMAC

    CP3 is just servicable and is do to make too much dough
    Some of you guys make him seem as if he were Brady or something
    C’MON MAN!!!

  • DMAC

    *due

  • Follow the B@uceman

    gdog……why the jason thing again…he isnt here….but still he had a better record than palmer so you cant dispute it in oakland….go around and ask ppl here and theyll say they rather have him than cploss

  • dr_robert

    Whether u think Palmer is good or not, u have to have a starting qb ready if u dump him.

    There is NO way the raiders go into the season prepared to go with Pryor for a full season.

  • DMAC

    I never said dump him
    I said lets look at other cheaper options 1st

  • Just Fire Baby

    Gary Barnett sucks.

    Got XM radio (was listening to the Raptors feed yesterday on the road) and NBA league pass.

    That dude is easily the worst color guy. Almost every other team has some 40 year old, former player with some soul in him, that is funny as hell on the color side of the broadcast.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    dmac…forreal blood….folks act like palmer is good….padded stats mean nada when you getting blown out ….these excuses for him have been made since he was a child. Palmer never won at any level…talking titles

  • dr_robert

    Raiders fans don’t prefer Campbell outside of a few who only see color. Palmer is easily better. And 4600/26 is well beyond serviceable.

    Teams win and lose. Neither Palmer nor Campbell ever won or lost a game in the nfl. If u don’t know this, ur a dumb kid or a housewife.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I was a Palmer fan at first, thought we paid too much for him, and didn’t think we could ever win a Bowl with him, but I thought he would be better.

    He is lifeless, doesn’t inspire any confidence and is grossly overpaid.

    Draft Geno, can Carson.

    It WILL happen.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    barnett is the man amd has more basketball knowledge in his pinky than most announcers ever…..he knows the game….and what would you know about SOUL? you live in ABQ

  • dr_robert

    Palmer is considered by actual football people (not blog dummies) to be a good qb.

    Campbell is considered marginal. A better backup than starter.

    It isn’t even close if u ask real football insiders.

  • DMAC

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 9:43 am

    dmac…forreal blood….folks act like palmer is good….padded stats mean nada when you getting blown out ….these excuses for him have been made since he was a child. Palmer never won at any level…talking titles
    =======

    I think he’s a servicable QB, who is due 2 make 2much dough. Nothing special, but he’s the best we have currently on this roster. I would def. explore other cheaper options out there.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    man ray lewis svcks….taking banned substances knowing he cant be busted until after the super bowl…..

  • Follow the B@uceman

    robertaMR….you dont live in the 510 i do…..and you usjng color…no kne mentioned it in here ut you…..must have issues with black people

  • Follow the B@uceman

    football insiders think palmer sucks lol…..robertaMR you lie again

  • DMAC

    Barnett?
    Jim Barnett or Gary Barnett?

  • The Big Banana

    Looks like Fisher knows a 1 trick pony when he sees one.

  • Just Fire Baby

    barnett is the man amd has more basketball knowledge in his pinky than most announcers ever…..he knows the game….

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

    You telling me he knows more than Cedric Maxwell? Dominque Wilkins? Dell Curry? Austin Carr? Derek Harper? FAt Lever? Sean Elliot?

    Dude, how many others teams do you listen to their broadcasts?

    Warriors announcers are boring as fck!!!!

  • bcz24

    2981.Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 8:59 am
    Carson Palmer at $16 million HAS TO be one of the worst salary cap numbers in all of football for 2013.

    That’s more than Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan COMBINED made in 2012.
    *******
    Better to have him contribute for 17mill than cut him at 11.68mill in dead money

  • Dakota

    Someone probably already posted this, but the Rams changed their minds and decided not to hire Rob fkn Ryan.

    Your 5 minutes are up!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Barnett?
    Jim Barnett or Gary Barnett?

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

    Jim….sorry said Gary.

    My buddy tells me the “scuttlebutt” is that Tolbert is looking to take his place.

    Got to get more modern. NBA radio color work is all funny jokes, old, untold stories and blatant homer-ism.

    And it is entertaining as hell. Barnett puts me to sleep.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Better to have him contribute for 17mill than cut him at 11.68mill in dead money

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

    Debatable.

    Kick the can down the road or rip the band-aid off.

    Advantages to both, IMO.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Yes…he is the OG….Boston Celtic world champ….elliot and spurs period are boring…..maxwell is cool but a lil crazy….harper is just okay…nique is dope….carr? next

    i like frazier amd heinson….guys who won titles

  • Mahlhavoc

    Dr_robert Says:
    January 28th, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    Rediar– u don’t what ur talking about. The Big Bang theory? Well thought out? First of all, they fit the whole idea from the Bible.

    Here’s one for u. What made the Big Bang suddenly happen? It was just sitting there all quiet like and suddenly boom.

    And what was before? U can’t even explain time. It boggles the human brain and yet we know it exists. Therefore our brains can’t even comprehend truth

    All science is is a way to try to explain how God did it. And science is not even close to infallible. “Facts” change a lot. So they weren’t exactly facts to begin with.

    Science tends to be the atheists religion. Cuz of ego, u like to think u can figure it all out. But the bible knew what that was all about thousands of years ago. They what the fruit of knowledge was. Do u?
    ——————————-
    Science is about trying to figure things out, not a belief that we will someday figure it all out. And even if that were the case, believing that we can someday figure everything out doesn’t begin to touch the ego required to believe we already do (religion) and have for thousands of years.

    I never meant to imply infallibility in science. If that interpretation is a fault of my own word choice I apologize.

    To answer all of your questions about space, time and the origin of the universe: I don’t know. How did this happen? How did that happen? I don’t know. All I do know is that adding an extra variable (god) doesn’t answer any of those questions either. It just makes people feel special. Which is good for some and bad for some others.

    —————————————————–

    I have been reading this blog for years and years and have posted maybe once or twice, but this deserves a quick one I feel.

    Here’s a science fact for you, big bang or not.. “You can not create life from no life” In other words, no matter how you crush, mince, break, liquefy, heat or pulverize rock, mud, dirt, atoms, whatever into a “Primordial Soup” you can not create a life form from it. It is impossible. Rule out every logical answer and then you are left with one logical answer… “God” and it is capitalized.

    My 2 copper, please continue.

  • Gdog

    bcz24 Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 9:56 am

    2981.Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 8:59 am
    Carson Palmer at $16 million HAS TO be one of the worst salary cap numbers in all of football for 2013.

    That’s more than Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan COMBINED made in 2012.
    *******
    Better to have him contribute for 17mill than cut him at 11.68mill in dead money

    >>>>

    Our best player??

    Only if you are not a crazy person.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    tolbert? god lets talk about boring and no credibility

  • Just Fire Baby

    B,

    April 25th A’s-O’s, I will be there.

    We can try to settle up again.

  • DMAC

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Barnett?
    Jim Barnett or Gary Barnett?

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

    Jim….sorry said Gary.

    My buddy tells me the “scuttlebutt” is that Tolbert is looking to take his place.

    Got to get more modern. NBA radio color work is all funny jokes, old, untold stories and blatant homer-ism.

    And it is entertaining as hell. Barnett puts me to sleep.
    ========

    Sorry Vegas, but I have to agree w/ B
    Barnett is dope and he def. knows his schit
    I think he could be a good coach

  • Follow the B@uceman

    raiders best player is dmac….no wonder team stunk…if he not productive then you had no chance ….if you ever played team sports then you kkow how fked a team is wjen the best player isnt doin schit….palmer fkin sux…..big ups to that carolina panther who smacked him

  • Just Fire Baby

    Cornbread Maxwell is my fav color guy probably, and the Sixers radio play-by-play guy is beyond awesome.

    Sounds like he smokes three packs before the game.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    aw god….dont show up with your homo giants gear VR

  • Follow the B@uceman

    pick six = Carson palmer…..anymore questions………zzzzzzzzzzz

  • Just Fire Baby

    Just about every color guy is a former player, so they ALL know the game.

    Just others are also funny and enertaining. Ripping the other team, ripping the refs. Barnett does none of that.

    Do you two like Jerry Reynolds too? He “knows” the game.

  • DMAC

    B
    Who do you want us to pick up at 3
    and who do you think Reggie takes

  • Dakota

    Even in a down year the Lakers still own the Warriors.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I’ll wear my Warriors gear I am thinking, or some Chico State stuff.

    Slim chance that night there is a home W’s playoff game.

    What would you think tix would cost for that?

  • Follow the B@uceman

    anyhow…..if we dont trade down…..damonte moore or star lotulelei at 3…..and mid rounds go for steal in Jonathan Cyprien from fla international ….hard hittinf playmaking FS…….come on reggie you fat dummy

  • DMAC

    Do you two like Jerry Reynolds too? He “knows” the game.
    ======

    Don’t know Jerry, but I do remember Harold Reynolds

  • Just Fire Baby

    April 25th = day of the draft

    Hopefully they can trade down, so in the parking lot before the A’s game you can get some Raiders draft on the clock action.

  • DMAC

    Dakota Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Even in a down year the Lakers still own the Warriors.
    ========

    And you still own that DJ Bbenga jersey 2

  • Just Fire Baby

    What did anyone make of the tackle in the Senior Bowl saying Werner was way harder to block than Moore?

  • DMAC

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 10:14 am

    anyhow…..if we dont trade down…..damonte moore or star lotulelei at 3…..and mid rounds go for steal in Jonathan Cyprien from fla international ….hard hittinf playmaking FS…….come on reggie you fat dummy
    ========

    I still want the “honey badger”
    We need to roll the dice
    FK it!!!

  • hwnrdr

    Warriors home playoff tickets? Probably a crap load…put it this way, 3 years ago, I was gonna be in L.A. and I wanted to get playoff tickets…nosebleeds, $1000

  • Dakota

    3090.DMAC Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 10:16 am
    Dakota Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Even in a down year the Lakers still own the Warriors.
    ========

    And you still own that DJ Bbenga jersey 2

    ____

    So, that is a collectable!

  • DMAC

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 10:17 am

    What did anyone make of the tackle in the Senior Bowl saying Werner was way harder to block than Moore?
    ======

    Maybe Werner and that tackle our best buddies

  • hwnrdr

    DMAC Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 10:16 am
    Dakota Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Even in a down year the Lakers still own the Warriors.
    ========

    And you still own that DJ Bbenga jersey 2

    LOL, Dakota is just talking ish, but he is right so far!

  • Just Fire Baby

    I am all in on the Honey Badger as well. Would love to get him in the 4th, but would have no prob using our 3rd on him.

    He can have a Devin Hester like impact on special teams, IMO, starting week 1.

  • DMAC

    hwnrdr Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    DMAC Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 10:16 am
    Dakota Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Even in a down year the Lakers still own the Warriors.
    ========

    And you still own that DJ Bbenga jersey 2

    LOL, Dakota is just talking ish, but he is right so far!
    ========

    We were missing a vital part of our back court
    I would luv to see that match up again now

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Dumbkota……even in a down year Oakland has all 3 major sports……LA will get chargers and rams so celebrate

    hey Manti Te’o….big time playa right….”imagine” that…..i bet kwame harris is a good friend

  • DMAC

    BMenga > Howard
    Blake > Nash