Friday Notes: Raiders told no about Johnson, Griffith’s role & more

The Oakland Raiders were denied permission by the New Orleans Saints to talk to defensive line coach Bill Johnson for an opening on Dennis Allen’s staff. Johnson has more than 30-years of football experience and just recently, he’s helped the Saints defense improved from 25th in the NFL to 4th in yardage and from 20th to 7th in scoring defense in 2010. In his two seasons with the Denver Broncos, Johnson was crucial in developing...

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A look into the rich history of the Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders cherish one of the richest histories of all the NFL franchises. The Raiders were founded in 1960 and have been a factor in the history of the NFL ever since the beginning.  Oakland’s new team settles in The Raiders were originally in the American Football League, which started in 1960 with eight franchises. The Raiders franchise was the eighth of these franchises, and was originally slated to play in Minnesota...

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The Oakland Raiders and Robert Gallery will part ways

Robert Gallery is ready to move one and start fresh somewhere else. The Oakland Raiders, who have been busy trying to retain most of their free-agents to be, have lost a key component to their roster. Gallery, who started 91 games since entering the league, stated, “With the end of the league year coming today, and the few conversations I’ve had with the Raiders and Mr. [Al] Davis, we’ve come to a mutual agreement...

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Wisniewski back in Black, Asomugha out of Pro Bowl & Lechler talks

The Oakland Raiders announced yesterday that Steve Wisniewski will join the staff as assistant offensive line coach. Here is the press release disseminated by the team: Steve Wisniewski, the great offensive lineman who played for the Oakland Raiders from 1989-2001, has re-joined the Silver and Black as assistant offensive line coach. “Steve is my shining star,” said Raiders Head Coach Hue Jackson. “His intensity, passion and vision...

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Post Hue Jackson Press Conference Interview Between Al Davis and Local Media

Al Davis grants a less informal interview/discussion session with the local media that were in attendance for the Hue Jackson press conference. “Coach” Davis, as Hue Jackson calls him, touched on a plethora or topics ranging from the Randy Hanson incident, the New England Patriots, and Jon Gruden, to the current issues between NFL owners and the Players Union. This unscripted and uncut sit down with Mr. Davis gives you not...

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