In a roundup of predictions for the 2018-19 NFL season, most national publications feel Jon Gruden’s second stint as the Oakland Raiders’ coach won’t be enough to bring success. They’re expected to win about seven games.
The Oakland Raiders boast one of the NFL’s most respected O-lines. Still, with a rookie (Roseville High’s Kolton Miller) filling in for Donald Penn, a three-time Pro Bowl pick, the position is one of concern.
Kolton Miller, the Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick out of UCLA by way of Roseville High School, has impressed coach Jon Gruden, quarterback Derek Carr and the team’s All-Pro left guard as training camp heats up.
Even before Jon Gruden took the Oakland Raiders’ job for a second time this past offseason, he knew that Paul Guenther, the longtime Cincinnati Bengals assistant, was going to be his defensive coordinator.
Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders will open training camp this weekend in Napa. There may not be a NFL head coach with more eyes on him this time of year than the one returning to his old stomping grounds.
Diagnosed with amyloidosis, former NFL player and executive Matt Millen has completed 38 rounds of chemotherapy and will need a heart transplant. He’ll oin the Raiders’ preseason broadcast booth this preseason.
Brent Musburger, who has been hired at the play-by-play radio announcer for the Oakland Raiders, says the idea of taking the job came about during a conversation with team owner Mark Davis at a Las Vegas Golden Knights game.
Greg Papa spoke publicly for the first time about losing his job as the radio play-by-play voice for the Oakland Raiders. On his radio show Monday, Papa said his firing stems from 2015, when he criticized team owner Mark Davis.
Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano, whose NFL coaching career included a 2014 stint as interim head coach of the Raiders, died unexpectedly Sunday at 56. His cause of death was not disclosed.
Often when Jon Gruden refers to the team he coaches, he says, “the Oakland Raiders,” not just, “the Raiders.” Gruden knows how much the Oakland part means to fans clinging to two more years before the team relocates to Las Vegas.
The newest player ratings for "Madden NFL 19" were released Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Five Bay Area players had at least 90, led by a 98 for Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was at 83.