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Why The Raiders Will Be A Top Ten Defense

As we all know the Oakland Raiders have been the laughing stock around the NFL for over a decade. After finishing last season at the very bottom of the league when it comes to defense, I feel they are headed in the right direction with the hire of former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio and newly promoted Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton jr. Norton jr., was the linbacker...

DC Ken Norton Jr. says 'we coach effort first'

Oakland Raiders' defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr. talked about the characteristics he wants to see his unit develop, some that can be taught and some are qualities are just natural gifts. Norton in his first year as the defensive boss is known for his intensity, energy, and gold standard background. However, Norton said the most important trait is effort, and the coaching...
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Raiders’ defense buying into what DC Ken Norton is selling

The Oakland Raiders defense has a lot of talent but hasn't had a coach who could put all the pieces together, but when the team hired Ken Norton Jr. away from the Seahawks, they feel they have found their leader on defense. “He obviously has a great amount of energy. I think the fans and everybody in the building appreciates when he comes to work because you can hear him coming...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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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June 18, 2015  |  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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June 09, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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 “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...
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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 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...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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