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Raiders fill final coaching vacancy

By Steve Corkran
Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 2:47 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • Follow the B@uceman

    those outside bay area have no respect….do you realize what we have to endure with thos sf schit? no you dont!…..when raiders lost to bucs ten years ago niner fans made fun of us very bad….for you to root for noners shows you not down with us

  • rediaR

    I have yet to see a group of fans that aren’t obnoxious.

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

    We all want to win, but if Dennis Allen and staff don’t win a college All Star game, I am not going to cry myself to sleep at nite. Booyah.

  • raidertbone

    I want to see Ray Lewis cry tears of agony as Joe Flacco rips the monkey off his back and the Ravens torch the 49er secondary. I’m like one of the previous posters – I can forgive Baltimore running up the score on the Raiders earlier in the year, as long as they can do it again next Sunday.

  • The_Judge37

    I want to know how long DA and Olsen had with the North team to prepare them. Though it’s a meaning less game, it’s still a preview for us.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    I was watching old draft clips on utube.. from 2010.. year we took ROMAC

    I will give credit to the 49ers for this.. they had two 1st round draft picks.. like 12- 17 or something like they.

    They actually trade up and drafted RT Anthony davis.. they then used their 17th pick and drafted IAUPATI..

    TWO OLINE PICKS back to back.. that has helped them tremendously for yrs to come. They can run on anybody

  • Al_is_theraiders

    out of towners are the ones crying about salary cap hell…they dont understand….

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    those outside bay area have no respect….do you realize what we have to endure with thos sf schit? no you dont!…..when raiders lost to bucs ten years ago niner fans made fun of us very bad….for you to root for noners shows you not down with us
    —————————-
    There’s always some dumbass fan, telling other fans, they’re not a fan……..Smh.

  • Gdog

    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.,

    >>>>

    Funny… I was thinking the same thing. And how much impact can a coaching staff have on a group of kids in less than a week?

    Whats next? DA lost in a pickup basketball game… WHAT A LOSER!!

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

    And it continues …

    Priesttj12 Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 1:02 am
    Zymurge, At least you can hope so………right?

    This is one wave your racist butt can’t stop it is what it is……..lol

    =====

    This in response to a statement I made where I said Pryor would be the dumbest guy on both sides of the ball. Somehow that makes me racist. Yet, that pool of players on both sides might have 15-20 other guys of Pryor’s persuasion, all of which I’m saying are smarter than Pryor. That’s not indicting his race that’s indicting one particular man’s intelligence, of which there is a preponderance of supporting evidence to show that he is not a smart guy.

    However, reading that as a racist statement is actually either:

    - a reverse racist statement to assume racism, solely based on a factual backed up comment that claims a person, coincidentally of a specific persuasion, is not smart

    - acting equally dumb for not seeing it in the context of comparisions with many racial peers, all of which by specific definition are deemed smarter

    So which are you, racist or dumb?

  • The_Judge37

    Funny… I was thinking the same thing. And how much impact can a coaching staff have on a group of kids in less than a week?

    iS THAT ALL THE PRACTICE TIME THEY HAD, A WEEK?

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

    The Big Banana Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    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.

    =====

    Amen! My two favorite NFL teams are:

    - The Raiders

    - Whoever is currently playing the whiners

  • raidertbone

    Just be thankful you’re not a Cowboys fan!

  • raidertbone

    What do you guys think of JaFatass potentially getting a tryout with the Jets? They go from Tebow to Zero!!

  • rediaR

    GO NINERS!!

  • The_Judge37

    3214.raidertbone Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 2:03 pm
    What do you guys think of JaFatass potentially getting a tryout with the Jets? They go from Tebow to Zero!!
    ——–

    I Think we’re damm lucky to have a QB as mediocre as Carson Palmer.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    man that anthony smith story is craaaazy….

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    YO YO THE BEEECH DAWG REPRESENT MAD FLAVA

    Whut up Goobs

    Just chillin’ here in the hot tub at the Catamaran, filled it up with Mr. Bubble

    Now my nads and weiner are totally disguised by piles of fun bubbles. So when shorties come in they’ll get a special 14 inch (and growing) surprise in their va-jay-jays and/or poop chutes

    Or at least that’s the plan, whut whut

    Yo, any of you see Nob’s epic flame out yesterday? Somehow the dweeb always manages to top his previous humiliations

    Scored some hash from one of the waiters at Moray’s, gonna toke this behind a palm tree then cruise into the suite for a dope nap

    That’s just how them ballers ball

    SPITTIN’ REGGAE FIRE FROM KINGSTON TOWN, MON

  • Dan78

    What up Beech…

  • Dan78

    Put me down for some Nachos with extra cheese… Velveeta all over the blog yestrday….

  • Just Fire Baby

    Jets ran away from that Jamarcus story as fast as possible.

    Really, why must Jamarcus humiliate himself further? He is going to go to the combine, and get blown off by the league as a whole.

  • dr_robert

    B@uce seems to be a stone cold idiot.

    DMc is our best player? When u average 3.3 yards a carry, u aren’t the best player. Especially when every other back is killing it when they touch the ball.

    Good players produce. Period. No excuses. U are what u do.

    Most raiders fans are smart enuff to know Palmer is a better qb than Campbell.

    I must be racist cuz I call out the obvious? Bullsh1t. I’m just not gonna pretend. The only guys pining for a mediocre qb like Campbell are doing so cuz he’s black. It’s not racist if its true. No knowledgable fan, black, white, or whatever, would really think Campbell was anything but marginal at best. And blame hue for riding him outta town.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Having not lived in NorCal for almost 10 years now, my hatred for the 49ers has diminished greatly.

    I used to almost enjoy rooting against the 49ers more so than rooting for the Raiders back in the day (when you only got those 2 games on Sunday).

    Now, the week to week hatred has tappered off drastically, but not in big moments.

    NO way in hell I want to see the 49ers win a Super Bowl.

  • Dan78

    Russell should be working next to Ronald McDonald as Grimmace…

  • dr_robert

    Dan78 trying desperately to be a sidekick to a fantasy. What a man. “Hey look at me! I like to party too! (Please don’t make of me)”

    Poor guy.

  • dr_robert

    I don’t really get the niners hatred unless its jealousy. They’re not in our division who cares about them?

  • theghostronin79

    Rob, obviously they’re not going to change their stances. It’s just arguing in circles day in – and day out.

  • JB

    raidertbone Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    What do you guys think of JaFatass potentially getting a tryout with the Jets? They go from Tebow to Zero!!
    **********************

    With Tebow leaving there’s a space on the bench available. Every team needs at least one turd on the squad to dump on. Can’t think of a better prospect for that than JaLoser. He brings new mwaning to bench anchor.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    The Big Banana Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    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.
    ******************************************
    I thought the 4 Whiners were the West Coast Chiefs with those Red Uniforms. I must admit I like the 4whiners more than Denver. If it was the 4whiners against Denver I might have to root for them but still not sure. Almost every other team though I think I would root for the other team. Jim Crybaugh does not help my tolerance at all. There is a UTube video called bad lip syncing with a scene with JH and it sounds like a little baby wanting candy. How approprate!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Hue definitely did a disservice to this team and locker room by dancing all over Campbell’s grave like he did. We have gone 8-18 since then.

    Soup may not have been a top-shelf QB, but he was a top-shelf dude, and had lots of respect in the clubhouse.

    Hue acting a giddy, giggling at the presser, dissing Soup like that definitely turned some players off, as they no-showed most of the last 2 months of the season.

    The lesson as always with Hue:

    Can’t turn a ho into a housewife

  • dr_robert

    Randy moss says he’s the best ever and that numbers shouldn’t be an indicator of greatness. Of course. That way u can just say ur the greatest and there’s no way to deny it.

    I’m the greatest qb ever. Who cares about numbers? I say I’m the greatest.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 2:34 pm
    Having not lived in NorCal for almost 10 years now, my hatred for the 49ers has diminished greatly.

    I used to almost enjoy rooting against the 49ers more so than rooting for the Raiders back in the day (when you only got those 2 games on Sunday).

    Now, the week to week hatred has tappered off drastically, but not in big moments.

    NO way in hell I want to see the 49ers win a Super Bowl.
    ——————————-
    Because of Kappy? Lol

  • Dan78

    DoctaPuzz why dont you post your facebook page you know the one with your tuff guy Columbine pic and meet me somewhere to beat me up…What a dumb@ss…

  • dr_robert

    Guys want it both ways. They want Campbell AND hue back. Livin the dream.

  • dr_robert

    Dan78. How pathetic is ur life that u wanna imitate the gayest poster ever? U must really want a friend.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I never like Kap since he blew out the Cal Bears on ESPN a few years ago.

    But I really, really, wanted us to draft him.

    Have we drafted a QB since Jamarcus?

    WTF is wrong with us!!!! We need to draft maybe two this year.

  • dr_robert

    Do u get warm and fuzzy when he says hi to u?

    “Oh he talked to me, he talked to me!”

  • 1960AutumnWind

    I don’t want Hue back except he might make an ok OC under good supervision. The trade for Palmer and what he gave away to get it was just killer to the club in the long term. I like CP3 and CP3 had a good year but the 1st and 2nd plus the big cap hit was killer.

    In some ways I think we would be better off with Campbell and our 1st and 2nd and our extra cap space we would of had. However now that we have Palmer we need to use him because he is one of the few above average players we have that stays relatively heathly.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 2:47 pm
    I never like Kap since he blew out the Cal Bears on ESPN a few years ago.

    But I really, really, wanted us to draft him.

    Have we drafted a QB since Jamarcus?

    WTF is wrong with us!!!! We need to draft maybe two this year.
    **************************************
    Did you say that on purpose? LOL. Half the board is going to come unglued because of Pryor. Not a QB :-)

  • Just Fire Baby

    What a dang fraud and embarassment to the game A-Fraud is.

    Can someone just peg in the temple next year and end this black eye once and for all.

    And I have it on a great, GREAT, source that he did in fact tip off pitches to opposing batters that shared his agent while in Texas.

    I hate that guy with a passion.

  • Just Fire Baby

    TP……yeah well Freudian slip, lol.

    Although, I do like his leadership traits a la Gradkowski.

  • elraidmanhattan

    1- we need a top 10 qb like matt schaub sarcastically speaking

    2- seriously trade mcclain straight up for titus young

    3-do not draft geno obviously this is a smoke screen we will draft jones or werner

    4- pryor gets fair shot at qb.

    5- palmer is done, but due to embarrassment we can’t cut or say he is done which he is.

    6-sign avril

  • 1960AutumnWind

    #3242: How is Palmer done? Did you see his stat sheet 4100 yards 26 TDs 14 ints with an often injured inexperienced WR core with the dropsies no run game and a lame right side of the OL. The man was constantly letting go to soon because someone coming free on the right side. You actually do not have to cut Palmer because unike most players he actually has some trade value even with his bad conract.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I think our only two plans at #3 are Geno Smith or trade down.

    Any trade down also means we save some gelt on that rookies contract.

  • Dan78

    3235 what would make you think i am imitating you… We all know you hide behind your screen and you put your white sheet on and obsess over Pryor… Mystic owns you…Thats all the attention I will give you today now go on and hack someone elses handle or go yank McLovin20…

  • 1960AutumnWind

    If we get a decent offer we should trade down unless someone is convinced that one of the DE’s available is the next Dwight Freeny or something or the killer LT is available still. IF the LT is available I bet we will have a nice trade down offer.

    The Chiefs need Geno Smith. Should go on their Boards with names like TomahawkJoe and demand Geno. Chiefs Please Draft Geno. If not the Chiefs then Jacksonville. Come on Jags take Geno – Sincerely BigCatJack

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I think our only two plans at #3 are Geno Smith or trade down.

    Any trade down also means we save some gelt on that rookies contract.
    ——————————
    Barret Jones or Star, easily.

  • Just Fire Baby

    OUr best offer though for a trade down will most assuredly be for a QB.

    Very few teams EVER trade up during the draft to take an O-lineman. Almost never happens.

  • elraidmanhattan

    No trade value at all who,is going to trade for a high cap qb, who throws ints at the wrong time and can’t escape pressure, nobody.

    Yes I agree offense took a step back due to an oc who sucks and wr’s who really perplexed the heck out of me, but please name me one team who give up anything for him, don’t say the jets because it won’t happen.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Barrett Jones at #3???

    That ain’t happening.

    Might not happen at #33.