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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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  • hwnrdr

    What’s going on up on Estuary? Isn’t that where Al is?

  • Just Fire Baby

    If they do need to pass a vote in OAK, they better get people to vote and pass it.

    Most of the taxes on those measures are “tourist” taxes anyways. Hotel rooms, rental cars, flights, etc.

    Hate to say it, but you got like 15% unemployment in OAK, what the hell should they care about a few additional local taxes?

    Get a stadium!!!!!

  • Follow the B@uceman

    A’s need to be at JLS with a waterfront park with capacity of about 38k….the demographics of baseball call for it. downtown oakland nen making major changes and th lake Merritt channel is about to be widened and jls is undergoing a 400 mil dollar revival as the new restuarants are dokng well…..A’s would kill there

  • DMAC

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    A’s need to be at JLS with a waterfront park with capacity of about 38k….the demographics of baseball call for it. downtown oakland nen making major changes and th lake Merritt channel is about to be widened and jls is undergoing a 400 mil dollar revival as the new restuarants are dokng well…..A’s would kill there
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    That would be dope

  • eastoaklandraider

    Whats good yall, hey Method arent the Warriors already gone in 2017?

  • Follow the B@uceman

    hwnrdr …….change….go check out signature properties ……all tjose warehouses and crapp houses will be torn down! …….2020 oakland boit tp be dope ….city leaders need to put pressure on high speed rail to have two oakland stops

  • DMAC

    What up ESO

  • J Hill

    Good question, DMAC.

    FA is going to dictate who we get in the draft.

    Pick up Spencer in FA, draft Star.

    Pick up Long, draft Warmack after trading down.

  • J Hill

    Young B is moving to LA when lil cuzzo gets called up from the Lakers D league squad next year.

    He’ll be here jus in time to get season tikets to Farmer’s field to his Raiders 8 times a year.

    You’ll fit right in, B.

    Don’t trip.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    eastalabama…….no.way….pressers build stadiums?…..remember giants presser in 90s? lol……..sf residents dont want arena there….think about it…..gruber co owner of W’s and co owner of dodgers…you think giants gonna allow him to take from them? come on!

  • eastoaklandraider

    What up Dmac, Still in Mobile AL Ill be back on the west by the summer.

  • DMAC

    J Heeeeeeeeeezy!!!!!
    Don’t be all sour this morning, cuz your Lakers ain’t schit this season
    Don’t worry, you have superman on your squad!!!

  • Priesttj12

    I’ve been following Pryor since he was 12 years old, and I saw a boy turn into a man before my eyes. He was a lefty until he broke his left arm when he was 14, and started throwing righty.
    That’s why you see the occasional wobbly pass from Pryor. Those aren’t ducks. Those are designed balls that take into account wind velocity, wind sheer, and rotational pull. Resulting in a ball that falls into the directional path of the receiver.
    Palmer can’t do that. He’s on dimensional, and always has been.
    Pryor will start this year. Not because Palmer got hurt, but because the coaches will not be able to subdue his enthusiasm, or contain his leadership.
    A pack of wolves know immediately who the top dog is, and so will the team. They will not be able to resist….period.

  • MikieG

    Do you guys think it is crazy that we can figure out all sorts of interesting ways to use our personnel, but the O.C’s for our team just seem to draw a blank? I mean, why is DMAC not in the Slot or Split out Wide More Often..? Why don’t we get creative to exploit obvious mismatches? Other teams do it all the time.

  • DMAC

    eastoaklandraider Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 11:05 am

    What up Dmac, Still in Mobile AL Ill be back on the west by the summer.
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    Did you check out that Senior Bowl?

  • eastoaklandraider

    Dammit B ill be back soon and when I get back you can meet me on 98th and Edes for a skimpy sack lol.

  • eastoaklandraider

    DMAC Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 11:07 am
    eastoaklandraider Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 11:05 am

    What up Dmac, Still in Mobile AL Ill be back on the west by the summer.
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    Did you check out that Senior Bowl?
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    Naw couldnt make it, lil straped for cash.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    jhill…the raiders will play at farmers once a year vs la chargers lol……..mike to lakers woildnt be an issue as long as kobe is gone

    i dont fit in with LA….but i sure use to smash all yall bzies

  • SilverLining20

    This has been the longest 5min since I lost my virginity!

    http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=8893455

  • Priesttj12

    My dream is Pryor starting, with Jamarcus Russell as his backup. That would be a dream team any team would give numerous picks to have. One lighting up the field running. The other one throwing 75 yd bombs from his knees.
    If that were to happen I would petition Reg and Amy to sew red patches on the back of their pants, where we could give them the nickname of the famous group of Black Fighter Pilots in WWII, called the RedTails.
    I can see it happening and when it does, you can all bow down and say All Hail Blackhole Priest.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    eastbama….hell we can get a bottle of clear remy right there ay the liquor store cutty!

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    That’s why you see the occasional wobbly pass from Pryor. Those aren’t ducks. Those are designed balls that take into account wind velocity, wind sheer, and rotational pull. Resulting in a ball that falls into the directional path of the receiver.
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    I’m adding you to my list of top comediens!

    Larry David and Jeff Ross move over priesttj12 is in the house!

  • eastoaklandraider

    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 11:05 am
    eastalabama…….no.way….pressers build stadiums?…..remember giants presser in 90s? lol……..sf residents dont want arena there….think about it…..gruber co owner of W’s and co owner of dodgers…you think giants gonna allow him to take from them? come on!
    ————

    If you go to the W’s website it seems like a done deal they have pictures and the whole shlt.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    they will bw the LA Raiders when jhill gets a dull head of hair

    ok priest troll is in here trying to hate on the OG….im out….Priest is a Raider

  • eastoaklandraider

    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 11:10 am
    eastbama….hell we can get a bottle of clear remy right there ay the liquor store cutty!
    ————-

    This summer my negga fasho.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    website can spew prppaganda all they want….that deal is not done amd never will be…..you need to come home dawg

  • eastoaklandraider

    Hey B, that store in hayward on the jackson st exit off 880 next to 7/11 is the best store in the bay for drank.

  • jesusraiderjim

    http://www.facebook.com/helmecylegal/photos#!/photo.php?v=1065479008443&set=vb.1570064660&type=2&theater

    This is some funny shvt right here. Green Party members will love it.

    You are welcome in advance.

  • hwnrdr

    Ok, took a break from the computer for a bit…
    Did I just read Pryor as starter with JaMarcus as his back up? Dammit, am i still drinking from Saturday night?

  • poprox13

    I see they got the internet connection hooked up at the insane asylum today……..

  • REALLIONAIREB

    DMAC Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 10:22 am
    Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    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.
    ========

    I would take him in the 3rd
    Straight up!!!

    ———————–
    HoneyBadger = PlayMaker

  • aig-raiders

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur

    Ex- #Raiders CB Chris Johnson, now w/ #Ravens, said if you put Ray Lewis on Raiders, 20 players would have to go because of what he demands
    —-
    True and sad for us Raider fans at the same time that we’ll never get better until we get better players. CJ37 was one of my fav underdogs. I will root for him to get his ring.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Link: Raiders Have a Building Block in Houston | NBC Bay Area

    If the Raiders are to improve in 2013, the defense must be remade.

    There’s no doubt that General Manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen will huddle many times this offseason to decide which defensive players to keep, which to let go and which free agents and college players to pursue.

    Oakland allowed an average of 27.7 points per game in 2012 en route to a 4-12 record, the fifth-worst average in the NFL.

    Yet one player on the roster who could be part of the team’s long-term solution is defensive end Lamarr Houston.

    Houston, linebacker Miles Burris and safeties Michael Huff and Tyvon Branch appear to be the building blocks of an effective defense.

    In fact, Houston might have been one of the team’s best players.

    The second-round draft choice from Texas in 2010 had four sacks and career highs in tackles (49) and assists (20) while playing all 16 games. He also led the team in 13 tackles for loss and 13 quarterback hurries.

    In the season’s final game, a 24-21 loss to the Chargers, Houston had 12 tackles and a sack and did what he consistently did throughout the season in being the team’s best run-stuffer.

    Though listed at 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds, the 25-year-old reported to summer training camp 20 pounds lighter than he had been in 2011, and started this past season at 285 pounds.

    Head coach Dennis Allen – who’d asked Houston to lose 10 pounds before summer camp – was impressed by Houston’s weight loss, which gave him extra quickness and mobility. Before the season began, Allen told CBSSports.com, “I would expect good things out of him.”

    In October, Houston’s hard work to make himself better paid off when he was named the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Week after playing a big role in the Raiders’ 26-23 overtime victory over Jacksonville. Houston had seven tackles, a sack and forced a fumble in OT that set up Sebastian Janikowski’s game-winning field goal.

    Houston’s big play in overtime came when he chased down wide receiver Cecil Shorts III from behind, stripping the ball from him after Shorts had taken a short pass and weaved his way downfield.

    “I just was hustling to the ball, trying to get the guy on the ground,” Houston told reporters after the game. “The play’s never dead until the whistle’s blown. Just play until the whistle’s blown.”

    The veteran Huff – who was forced into playing cornerback this season because of injuries, but may return to safety in 2013 – has been one of Houston’s biggest boosters. Houston’s speed, hustle and drive make him a player with terrific potential, Huff said during the season.

    “He’s one of those guys you can tell that he loves the game. He just loves football,” Huff said. “That’s really what you need to build team around. It’s really the stuff you can’t coach, you can’t teach. It’s either in you or it’s not. So for him to love the game, he hustles and plays with a lot of energy. That’s big.”

    It’s expected the Raiders will pursue a defensive end in the draft to upgrade their pass rush. If they can pair Houston with a young pass rusher, plus add a free agent or drafted tackle, Oakland may have the foundation for a solid defensive line in 2013.

  • morilla

    So Ray Ray refuse to answer questions about ring involved in a murder? I don’t f-in care how long ago it was. And now he says this is Gods time and its his will so he doesn’t answer those questions?

    Yeah, hide behind your god. You big phony.

    I think I’m pulling for the Niners now. Actually, yup. I am.

  • morilla

    Ring = being. I need to quit this phone

  • DMAC

    I WILL NEVER ROOT FOR THE WHINERS!!!!
    FK THEM!!!!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Ex- #Raiders CB Chris Johnson, now w/ #Ravens, said if you put Ray Lewis on Raiders, 20 players would have to go because of what he demands

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

    Can we get a QB in here who can at least run out the bottom 5 of those 20?

  • mcfadden20.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gQLqv9f4o

    A pep talk from Kid President to You

  • jesusraiderjim

    y Green Party here it is for real. Funny ass shvt!http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/photo.php?v=1065479008443

  • mcfadden20.

    Houston is the man, build the team around him, from trenches to onward

  • 425Raider

    Senior Bowl. Can’t get past DA and staff losing in same season long fashion. Same crew. Same script. DA will get his chance for redemption in ’14 . Senior Bowl or bust.

  • rediaR

    Hwnrdr Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 11:42 am
    Ok, took a break from the computer for a bit…
    Did I just read Pryor as starter with JaMarcus as his back up? Dammit, am i still drinking from Saturday night?
    ——————
    If you took that as anything but trolling you should probably switch to water.

  • theghostronin79

    You know, I love Oregon as my college team too…..And EVERY year, I want the Raiders to draft one of my ducks, REALLY BAD.

    On that note, when I think that way….It’s just PURE selfish Fanhood of a “PLAYER”, nothing else. If I actually spend some time thinking about….

    -Would that player fit our system?
    -Is it a position of need?
    -Is “MY” guy the best prospect at his position for the Raiders?
    -Is he realistically all that good?

    In most cases, NONE of the above are true so, it doesn’t make sense for the Raiders to draft my favorate college players. Sometimes peoples love of “Players” overides their football sense, and reality.

    I don’t think it’s always trolling. Just that people can get fixated on certain players and that overrides everything else.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Morilla is not a raider….he is a 49er btch

  • Follow the B@uceman

    DMAC ……you are a fa sho Raider….town biz all day …..real Raiders are against niners winning a title….wish Morilla met ray’s knife

  • hwnrdr

    No to the Niners…don’t care what anyone did on the Ravens!

  • The Big Banana

    Those not in northern Cali have a hard time understanding the hatred for these Niners and their obnoxious closet bandwagon jumping fans.

    But to give some of you guys an idea of the hatred we have for them…think of how you feel towards the Chiefs….now multiply by 10.

  • http://Heismantrophy.com Mr. Heisman Lombardi

    425Raider Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Senior Bowl. Can’t get past DA and staff losing in same season long fashion.
    ========================================

    You care about the score of a college all star game? You are a clown.,

  • The_Judge37

    I hate the 49ers out of respect for the rivalry and out of hate for the SF Giants vs LA Dodger rivalry. And that overrides my hatred for Hardbaugh’s rRavens running up the score on us this year

  • The_Judge37

    3198.Mr. Heisman Lombardi Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    425Raider Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Senior Bowl. Can’t get past DA and staff losing in same season long fashion.
    ========================================

    You care about the score of a college all star game? You are a clown.,
    —–

    Senior Bowl isn’t the same as the pro bowl, those guys are still playing for something. And yeah, big picture it means little, but in the small picture still want the Raiders side of te ball to WIN