The Raiders have made a flurry of hires the past couple days. First came offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and within a little over a day, he had put together most of his staff. But thus far, the only coordinators and position coaches have been on the offensive side of the ball as the Raiders have been met with considerable resistance in their search for a new defensive coordinator.no comments
The Raiders have been moving quickly hiring their coaching staff the past few days. The most recent is bringing in Frank Pollack to coach the offensive line as first reported by Foxsports.com. Pollack replaces Bob Wylie who coached the Raiders' offensive line last season. That means out with Wylie's power blocking scheme and in with Pollack's zone blocking scheme.
This is an updated transaction list of Raider coaches both current and now former. Each time there appears to be a coach incoming or a former coach signs with another team, this blog will be updated to reflect those changes to keep you up to date.
The coaching search for the Raiders has been a long mysterious process with mysterious names popping up seemingly out of nowhere. Dennis Allen as head coach was a somewhat unexpected move and his staff is shaping up much the same way. Or at least the hiring of Greg Knapp as offensive coordinator.
At Dennis Allen's press conference on Monday to announce him as the Raiders' new head coach, he emphasized discipline as a big part of his philosophy. The elephant in the room was the subject of Rolando McClain -- until someone stepped up and asked about him.
The moment Dennis Allen was hired as the Raiders' head coach, the questions surfaced as to whether he would be hiring a defensive coordinator or calling the plays himself. Well, in his Monday press conference, he gave us a straight answer.
After the formalities and the "Greatness of the Raiders" intros were out of the way, it was time to get down the proverbial brass tacks. Namely, how close is this Raider team to being a contender, and what needs to be done to make that happen? The Raiders looked to be on their way two seasons ago but fell flat last season. Dennis Allen believes they are on the cusp... with a couple tweaks.no comments