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KEN NORTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Raiders' defensive coordinator still can't believe Khalil Mack is this good

Ken Norton Jr. still pinches himself every time he sees No. 52 flash during tape review.That's how unbelievable All-Pro defensive end/linebacker/anything Khalil Mack still seems to the Raiders' first-year defensive coordinator. Norton Jr., via Raiders.com:Norton Jr. knows a once-in-a-generational player when he sees one. He linebacker for the dynasty Dallas Cowboys of the '90...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

DC Ken Norton has defense practicing what he preaches: 'If you don’t practice and you don’t perform, you won’t play'

Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton has brought his work ethic to the team's defense and he has seen a big improvement with the unit down the stretch, while attributing the growth to good practice habits. “It’s competition, and we just want to keep stressing—you practice hard, you perform, you’ll play and the same thing on the adverse side of it,” Norton said...
Via 60 Max Power O
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Time to start questioning Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.

Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. is a first time coordinator who is working with a less than spectacular defensive roster. And through nine games of the 2015 season, that combination has turned out to be an unmitigated disaster. For a period of time, it was just the pass defense that was struggling as the Raiders boasted one of the better run defenses in the league...
Via cover32
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Top five adjustments by Ken Norton Jr. and Jack Del Rio

The Oakland Raiders started the season giving up 66 points in their first two games. The defense looked like it could end up being among the worst in the league. There was no pass rush, players were missing tackles left and right, corners were getting burned like mad and points were scored at will. Since then, however, the Raiders defense has tightened up and played much better....
Via cover32
October 28, 2015  |  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
June 17, 2015  |  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...
Via FatManWriting
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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