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KEN NORTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

DC Ken Norton doesn't apologize for his legendary intensity: 'I am who I am'

Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. isn't apologetic for his hard-nosed style and doesn't plan on changing anytime soon. As Norton works to change the mentality of the team's defense, he's looking for tough minded individuals that are ready to play hard. “I am who I am,” Norton said, via CSN Bay Area. “I’ve coached and played the same way. Early on...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders DC Norton Jr. wants his players to run on 'empty'

Ken Norton Sr. was a boxer who never backed down from a punch.Ken Norton Jr., the Raiders' new defensive coordinator, wants to instill that same mindset in his new Oakland players.“I’ve coached and played the same way," Norton Jr. told CSN Bay Area. "Early on in my coaching career, I learned that I needed to approach games, practice, meetings the way I played the game – just...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

DC Ken Norton on LB Khalil Mack: ‘How many great players have four sacks'

Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. has heard all the hype around second-year linebacker Khalil Mack, but he won't jump on that bandwagon just yet. Norton likes Mack's skill set and ability; however, he said that until he becomes a force in the pass rush, no one should be getting a yellow jacket for him any time soon. "Going into it, you heard stories about...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

DC Ken Norton Jr. says defense is 'going to surprise you'

Oakland Raiders' defensive coordinator Ken Norton has been on successful teams his entire career and he wants to use that experience to transform the club's unit into a winner. Norton's intensity has been well documented; however, when asked about his defense, he simply said in 2015, they 'will surprise you.' "I saw a group that needed a little leadership, a little direction...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

LB Curtis Lofton says new DC Ken Norton Jr. 'brings it every single day'

New Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. said he will teach the swagger it takes to have a defense similar to the one he left in Seattle as their linebacker coach. Norton said that it starts with creating the correct environment and getting everyone on the same page. Linebacker Cutis Lofton said that Norton has already made an impression with the players with...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton Jr. Waking Up the Team is Hilarious

Ken Norton Jr. was an absolute beast of a player back in his day so it only stands to reason that he would be just as much of a beast when it comes to coaching. The only thing is that he doesn't hit people anymore for a living so he has to channel that intensity in another fashion. Thanks to this video from linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong it appears that he is putting his intensity...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Ken Norton, Jr. New Defensive Coordinator

During his career as an NFL linebacker he was a three time pro bowler and a three time Super Bowl champ. He combined for 1130 career tackles, 13 fumble recoveries, 12.5 sacks, and 5 interceptions. After finishing his career in 2000 with the San Francisco 49ers, Norton Jr began his coaching career in 2004 with the University of Southern California. He has coached under Pete Carroll...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Raiders now hire Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator?

With the Super Bowl now out of the way, the Raiders are now free to pursue any coaches from the Seahawks that may interest them. Oakland has the need for at least two coaches on the defensive side of the ball, none more important than their as-now-empty defensive coordinator. The Raiders are believed to be interested in Seattle linebacker coach Ken Norton Jr., who goes way back with...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Latest 30 For 30 Covers Ali vs Norton Controversy

The latest film in the 30 for 30 Shorts series, from Emmy Award-winning director Eric Drath, debuted today on Grantland.com. “Robbed” delves into the 1976 Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton fight inside the ring at Yankee Stadium. The conclusion of this fight would go down as one of the most controversial decisions in the sport of boxing. But this fight, which should have been remembered...
Via BadCulture
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: 30 for 30 “Robbed” on Muhammad Ali-Ken Norton III at Yankees Stadium & police strike

30 for 30 Shorts: “Robbed” Looks at Intersection of Boxing Injustice and Urban Chaos in the 1970s: The latest film in the 30 for 30 Shorts series, from Emmy Award-winning director Eric Drath, debuted today on Grantland.com. Right here, you can watch the video of the new 30 for 30 Shorts in its entirety. “Robbed” delves into the 1976 Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton fight inside...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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