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Raiders Withholding Coliseum Rent; Oakland Mayor Schaaf Not Concerned While the Oakland Raiders have vowed not to pay their the O.Co Coliseum rent for last year's season, Mayor Libby Schaaf said she isn’t concerned neither should fans.

Raiders To Incorporate No-Huddle Offense ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland coach Jack Del Rio confirmed that the Raiders plan to incorporate the no-huddle offense into their system next season. Just how much the Raiders will employ the hurry-up schemes will likely […]

Raiders withhold rent in stadium dispute The Oakland Raiders did not make their $400,000 annual rent payment for use of O.Co Coliseum when it was due on Dec. 1. Although Coliseum officials expect the dispute to be resolved quickly, city leaders might react negatively to the team making payment of last year's rent contingent on approval of a one-year lease extension.

Raiders hire Woodson as defensive assistant New Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio completed his 2015 coaching staff Monday. Highlighting the last additions is the hiring of Pro Football Hall of Famer Rod Woodson as the team's assistant defensive backs coach.

Raiders Hire Rod Woodson As Assistant ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have hired Hall of Famer Rod Woodson as assistant defensive backs coach. The Raiders announced the addition of 11 assistants Monday to fill out Jack Del Rio’s staff. The […]

Raiders' Del Rio talks about the work ahead Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio sat down with Bay Area media Thursday to talk shop.

Raiders to incorporate no-huddle into offense Oakland coach Jack Del Rio confirmed that the Raiders plan to incorporate the no-huddle offense into their system next season. He also spoke about his relationship with offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, whom he fired when both men were coaching in Jacksonville. Del Rio's comments on Oakland using the no-huddle come on the heels of reports quoting quarterback Derek Carr saying the Raiders ...

Raiders hire Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator The Oakland Raiders hired Seattle linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. on Friday as defensive coordinator on new coach Jack Del Rio's staff. Del Rio tabbed Norton, his former teammate for two years with the Dallas Cowboys, five days after the Seahawks lost the Super Bowl to New England. The Raiders had previously been turned down by Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, who decided to stay ...

Raiders hire Rod Woodson as assistant defensive backs coach ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have hired Hall of Famer Rod Woodson as assistant defensive backs coach.

Raiders sign Charles Woodson for 2015 season The Oakland Raiders signed pending free-agent safety Charles Woodson to a one-year contract extension on Monday, bringing him back for an 18th season in the NFL. The team announced the contract by releasing a picture on Twitter of Woodson signing the deal next to Hall of Fame defensive back Willie Brown. Woodson was eligible to be a free agent in March. He played all 16 games this season and was ...


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Return of Tim Brown Could be Good News for Raiders

Few names resonate with this generation of the Raider Nation like Tim Brown. For 14 seasons #81 was the bedrock of the Raiders no matter how bad things seemed.

Right now, the Oakland Raiders are in a state of disrepair not seen in generations, and Tim Brown is once again offering his services. Not on the field, as he is retired and just waiting for his call from Canton , but he is offering to assist the Raiders where they seem to need it most: The front office.

Tim Brown said in an interview that it hurt his heart to see the state of the Oakland Raiders.:

“I can't take it any more. Every time you turn on the TV and the Raiders are mentioned there's a punch line behind it…”

This feeling is shared by the Raider Nation, right down to the core. With the professionalism and class that he exuded during his tenure in Silver and Black on and off the field, his presence in the front office could be a stabilizing force. Al Davis is known to trust very few people, but his former players always seem to ones that he would let into the inner circle.

Brown is not trying to take over as a GM. He was the first to admit that he didn't have the proper experience for it citing the example of former teammate Matt Millen's epic disaster in Detroit . He is actively campaigning to get a position as a consultant to Davis .

One of the chief criticisms of Davis in recent years is that since Bruce Allen departed following the 2003 season. Brown being a retired Raider player, is someone that Davis would likely listen to when Brown had a disagreement. This would give Davis someone to bounce thoughts off before he made decisions, which he does not currently have in the Raiders organization.

Since he not only knows the Raider lore, he is a big part of the Raider lore, he would be an effective recruiter for free agents, as he could cut through what has been said in the media by former Raiders. Brown was in the Raider organization as a player for 14 years, so he can tell the prospective players what it is truly like to be a Raider.

Davis is said to love to look back to the past, and Tim Brown is one of the few shining beacons from the recent Raider past, so it is an idea that truly makes sense. In fact, it may almost make too much sense for it to happen. Tim Brown was called "Mr. Raider" during his playing career, and now he wants to live up to that nickname by returning to the organization that he calls his home, and helping to navigate the team out of their current doldrums and back to the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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