Oakland Raiders 2016 preview: Breakout season for the silver and black

The 2016 NFL season is just around the corner. As such, Sportsnaut will be previewing all 32 teams before the games begin in September. Continuing with the series of articles we remain in the AFC West and take a look at the Oakland Raiders — a team that could very well break its long playoff drought this season. Before we look ahead, let’s take a glance at some key developments...
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Jack Del Rio only seeing the positives in loss to Packers

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has come to a point where losing isn’t fatal, and that his young team now needs to learn from their mistakes. After a loss to the Packers this weekend, Del Rio didn’t want to focus on being negative. “So, we’ll take them through the paces this next week,” Del Rio said, via “How they get their information, all that kind of stuff...
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Raiders lose DE Mario Edwards, TE Gabe Holmes to injuries

NAPA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders lost two players to injuries in the exhibition opener with starting defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. sidelined by a hip injury and tight end Gabe Holmes out with an ankle injury. Coach Jack Del Rio said Monday that Edwards will miss a ''few weeks'' but won't need surgery after getting injured Friday night at Arizona. Holmes has a more significant...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders embrace heightened expectations at start of camp

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Coach Jack Del Rio walked off the field after the first training camp practice and was quickly asked about the ''buzz'' surrounding his Oakland Raiders team that might finally have the ingredients to end a 13-year playoff drought. ''We play a little buzz coverage,'' Del Rio joked Friday before acknowledging and accepting the heightened expectations heading into...
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July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio Screams At Refs During Warriors-Cavs Game

Jack Del Rio got really into Monday night’s NBA Finals game.  The Oakland Raiders’ head coach was sitting courtside for the Game 5 contest between the Cavs and the Warriors.  Del Rio, 53, was caught yelling at someone (a referee, it appears) by ABC’s cameras.  Jack Del Rio was getting after the ref on that Klay Thompson jump ball call. — Scott...
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June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio on Connor Cook: ‘I think he’s been outstanding’

Already flush with a franchise quarterback in Derek Carr, the Oakland Raiders surprised everyone by trading up for former Michigan State signal caller Connor Cook in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. It was a curious decision for the Raiders, who actually exhausted a fifth-round pick to move up 14 spots at the top of the fourth. Though, the plan was clear for general manager...
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May 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio On Connor Cook: “He’s Been Outstanding”

Twitter/@BairCSN Connor Cook’s path to the NFL Draft was plagued by questions about his personality and leadership skills. While some thought the Michigan State quarterback could potentially sneak into the end of the first round of last month’s NFL Draft, he wound up falling to the fourth round, where he was selected by the Oakland Raiders 100th overall. After the beginning...
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May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio believes every NFL play should be reviewable

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has joined a growing chorus of NFL coaches who believe that every play should be reviewable. At the NFL Combine on Wednesday, Del Rio voiced his opinion that coaches should be able to challenge any play if they believe it to be wrong. “You know, Bill Belichick brought up a great point in our owners meetings last year about allowing a coach to challenge...
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February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Raiders favored to win on road for first time since 2012

Don’t look now, but the (2-1) Oakland Raiders are playing good football and are off to a solid start in 2015. It appears the rebuilding effort by general manager Reggie McKenzie is finally beginning to pay off, and there’s a clear difference in coaching style and attitude from (former head coach) Dennis Allen and Jack Del Rio. Sportsbooks are taking note as well, as the Raiders...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio wants to 'bring swagger back' to Raiders

By Jesse Reed The Oakland Raiders, once the most feared franchise in the NFL, have been a league laughingstock for the past decade-plus. New head coach Jack Del Rio has a message for his team and the rest of the league: The swagger is back in Oakland. “I was asked the other day about the Raiders mystique,” Del Rio said Wednesday in an interview with SiriusXM NFL radio, per...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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