Raiders make it official: Jack Del Rio is head coach


What was common knowledge became official Thursday morning when the Raiders announced Jack Del Rio would be their head coach in 2015.

Del Rio, 51, will be introduced at a news conference at the team facility Friday at approximately 1 p.m.

“After a thorough interview and evaluation process, we are excited to announce Jack Del Rio as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders,” owner Mark Davis said in a statement. “I have no doubt that he will make a significant impact and help reach the goal of everyone in the building, which is to win championships.”

Del Rio, born in Castro Valley and raised in Hayward, won out over interim coach Tony Sparano following a Wednesday interview with Davis, general manager Reggie McKenzie and Hall of Fame coach John Madden.

“Jack Del Rio brings a strong leadership presence to the organization,” McKenzie said in a statement. “He has developed an excellent reputation as a coach in this league and we are happy that he is a Raider.”


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • NYCRaider

    Your the child , who has fits and insults people who dont agree with your points. Coming to a Raider blog and insulting the majority of Raider Fans is so stupid and exposes you for who you are. Feel free to never have a conversation with me , especially about Reggie

  • Dakota


  • The Big Banana

    @LeviDamien: Actually my first thought regarding this whole ‘who called and who didn’t’ thing is that it doesn’t belong in the sports section


  • Dakota


  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    For all we know he lives a 2hour commute from Raider facilities if he lives down the peninsula.

  • Raidersfan727

    he’s yanking our chain

    there is no “reliable sources” lol

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    He couldn’t even pull that off?

  • Lol , I’ll accept ” not worth the dough”

  • DKnight007

    Yeah and your mom loooovveeessss it! Lol

  • Oak R8rs

    So the Beatles AND Star Wars suck?

  • DKnight007

    Having fun playing with yourself and worshipping Satan in your basement without having your meds? LMAO!

  • Scourge of the East

    Good evening, all! Hope everyone is doing well!

  • Howard Benner

    Well, if they offer a doctorate in “spin control (spin doctor)” I might apply for a position. . .

  • DKnight007

    Nice !

  • RaidO

    You just made that up

  • PlunkforHOF

    Only SnBG

  • DJ Johnny

    There has to be a reason Florio has devoted two full articles the last two days blasting the Raiders. We’ve got the conf title games this weekend coaching hires all over the place and yet he chooses to devote most of his efforts nit picking on the Raiders.

    He realizes Raiders are one of the more socially (on-line) active fan bases, and that this kind of stuff gets him hits on his articles..and that is what it’s all about…or else why waste his time. I doubt it’s only because of his massive hatred of the franchise; this is his career.

  • Depcharger

    the browns can get greg olson

  • The Machine

    Oh really, you want to talk about insulting people who don’t agree with a point of view, just look at the blog jackass. That is 90% of this blog’s content. You are a little pussie that can’t have a conversation without running off to tattle like a btch. That isn’t me insulting you because I don’t agree, that is me after watching you run off to tattle like a btch. I don’t need to bring “the majority” of anything to have a discussion, but apparently you need the dim bulbs and a pack mentality to get yourself through. You freaking ran off to tattle, what a wimp.

  • The Machine

    I see the regginites are on there hour lunch… They been working
    overtime since Mark Davis layeth the smackdown on weggie and hired Del rio

    This is what is passed off as discourse on this blog. This is loserville, dim bulbs doing there thing. This is what a pussie like you gets off on. This is your tribe, the thing that gets you through the day.

  • Depcharger

    Trestman’s 2nd year, Gannon got hurt, Tui got hurt and we ended up starting Rick Mirer for 9 games.

  • NYCRaider

    heres an fyi , when you post something its available for everyone to read. Its not uncommon for people to repost something someone has said. Man i feel bad for you, so stupid . The only p*ssy is you, you hide behind anger and insults , feeling secure that no one can get to your crossposting stupid *ss. Enjoy the safety of your computer screen, its the only way you feel like a man

  • The Machine

    Here is an fyi, you ran from the discussion to run off and tattle like a little btch. And that is no surprize, because you weren’t doing anything more than more of the same mindless bs, and it wass time to call in the horde of retards. It is obvious to see why you are who you are, a loser, why your life is so small, and why it will never change. Stupid always what stupid always does.

  • NYCRaider

    library still open loser? we were having a discussion? it was more of you crying like a baby and insulting the Majority of raider fans. I have said it before , but feel free to ignore me. I dont need to waste my time with a crossposting loser like you. BTW i am happy to expose you like I do time and time again

  • oh. ok. got it. i don’t think Elway would be a kaepernick type of guy.

  • The Machine

    You expose yourself, as a loser. The fact that you even think that is a thing, “exposing me” What a dopey loser you are. I will tell you what is exposed. I out earn you, screw hotter females than you, have nicer things than you, have a better life than you. mYou are a weak fggiot, and alway will be. Expose me? Of course that’s you doing weak little boy stuff for enjoyment, because you suck little man.

  • NYCRaider

    LOL, yeah I’m sure you a higher earner when you can t even put together a legitimate point in a debate. Your fugazi. A crossposting loser who has nothing but his right hand and a picture of Reggie.

  • Scott Thackrey

    “Most impressive.”

  • The Machine

    Oh yeah, another quip from the weak fggot, crossposting. That is loser rhetoric that isn’t even your own. You can’t even have an original thought can you. Like I said, you are always going to be weak, a little boy in the world. Here is little tip, I have never “crossposted.”

  • NYCRaider

    lmao, read your posts. not an original insult or thought. your a phony and you throw out claims you wont be able to prove. but it makes you feel big . its obvious your small because you keep need to bring it up size. later tiny

  • The Machine

    I know what a loser you are, dealt with many of them over the years. This forum, is the only way someone like you gets contact with someone like me. I don’t deal with dopey losers like you in real life.

  • NYCRaider

    take out the mirror loser, because you stalk me

  • Raideraholic

    Mark Davis probably took Florio’s wife out for a night on the town. She hasn’t been the same since lol. Florio is getting his revenge the only way he knows how.

  • The Machine

    No, see loser, I am responding to you, but you’re weak, and you try and flatter yourself and call it stalking. You see dope, that is you reaching in your little bag of emotion and soothing yourself.

  • NYCRaider

    ok go back and look at how you stalked me, but i bet your not smart enough to figure it out

  • The Machine

    There you go, claiming you are being stalked, like a woman. You don’t speak to people straight, you are ran by emotion, an ate up dope.

  • NYCRaider

    ok hide from the truth , its what you do best. your insults are weak and your the crybaby who stomps his feet and hides behind his computer

  • The Machine

    Hide from the truth? That is just more of the same. Its why you are not successful. You are rambling like a weak btch, nobody stomping feet here. Its why you run and snitch, its why women don’t like you.

  • NYCRaider

    why women dont like you? ok troll talk about weak a*s rambling. your such a loser its so obvious

  • The Machine

    You sound emotionally driven like woman, you get off on pettiness, and little boy sht, and you are dumb as a box of rocks. Its why you never get laid.

  • NYCRaider

    LATER TROLL. game over, take your weak sh*t to your anger management class

  • The Machine

    Its why you are always broke.

  • iRock

    First and foremost, Florio is a douche.
    Now, I’ve read a few times about how promoting the idea that then Raiders are a broken toy is a great business for some writers. It turns out Raider fanbase, being so vocal and protective of the team go out and complain and retweet about this stuff more than many other fanbases. So that gives them a lot of exposure. On the other hand, the Raiders are the team most other teams love to hate. So if someone like Florio takes a cheap shot on the Raiders, only us, raiders fans will be offended. If things go wrong for the team, “You see? i was right all along”. if things go right for the team “Yeah, it’s good to have the raiders back, now let’s talk of how much we hate them”. Either way they get loads of exposure.

  • iRock

    New HC Jack Del Rio has not selected his OC or DC yet per sources. He has a list of candidates. #Raiders— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) enero 16, 2015

  • iRock

    Mr. Davis is my idol.

  • just some quick takes on FA and what they might cost
    1. pass rush, and it would appear cutting Antonio SMith , then signing Jason Pierre-Paul would make sense, however, he is likely franchised.

    2. Byron Maxwell – if Tarell Brown isnt favored, Lord Byron could command a 3 year 20- mil deal

    3. Mike Iupati – if DR goes with the power scheme, and the Raiders get Mike Solari as OL coach …maybe Tice, why not?
    20 mil, 8 guaranteed deal

    4. Greg Hardy – the Krakken is still young, and effective, but is looking at a lengthy suspension, and yeah, the HATED Raider label is worthy if we sign – 2 year 15 mil deal, but big question mark, considering mark Davis stance on Domestic violence

    5. Ndamukong Suh could command as much as 100 mil, but it would almost be worth it, as he would cement oakland status as 11 angry men all over again. SIGN HIM!!!!

    6. Demaryius Thomas – after the disaster that was Eric Decker going to a team with a bad qb , i think dude is a lock to follow Del Rio – Del Rio OC hire is CRUCIAL. , i think Chiefs make a run at Jeremy Maclin and Thomas would cost 75 mil with 25 mil guaranteed.

    i think only 1 or 2 of above FA would be available.

    other include
    DE Jerry Hughes, Bills
    CB Antonio Cromartie, Cardinals
    S Chris Clemons, Cardinals
    DT DaQuan Bowers, Bucs
    WR Kenny Britt, Titans
    CB Chris Culliver, Niners
    CB Walter Thurmond, Giants
    ILB Mark Herzlich, Giants
    DT Kenrick Ellis, Jets
    C Jonathan Goodwin, (in case Wiz 2.0 not franchised tag)
    C Samson Satele
    CB Darius Butler, Colts
    OLB Brooks Reed, Texans
    ILB Nate Irving, Broncos
    S Rahim Moore, Broncos (those two would rejoin Del Rio)
    G/T Jah Reid, Ravens
    DE/OLB Pernell McPhee, Ravens
    DT Dan Williams, Cardinals

    *recommend draft for other holes

  • iRock. You do, indeed. That was excellent, and as i have heard from many fans, we travel well..ive been to a few stadums and theyve always said they love our fan base, and their players love playing and going back and forth against us.

  • Charlie

    Hopefully you remember what happened from 2003-2011 regarding FA in Oakland. It took us two years to unravel that mess.
    Do you remember Haynesworth?
    Then more recently Cutler and Palmer.
    Injury history and attitude are huge especially if guaranteed money is involved with FA or resigning one of your own.
    You just do not bring in anyone at any cost.