Jan. 7, 2011GUTIERREZ ARCHIVERAIDERS PAGE RAIDERS VIDEOPaul GutierrezCSNCalifornia.com
Raiderssenior executive John Herrera said this afternoon that owner Al Daviswas conducting normal staff evaluations as we speak and that theteams coaching search will begin in earnest shortly thereafter.This is standard procedure for this time of year, Herrera said. Alstill doesnt accept finishing third in a four-team division.Hence Davis reaction If thats the world you live in. afterSundays season-ending victory at Kansas City when asked if finishing8-8 was a good thing. And his declining to pick up Tom Cablestwo-year, 5-million option to return as coach, an announcement madeTuesday evening. Still, the Raiders mark ended a record string ofseven straight seasons with at least 11 losses. And despite going 6-0in the AFC West, Oakland finished third, behind Kansas City and SanDiego.Heart-wrenching losses at Arizona, San Francisco and Jacksonvilleangered Davis, especially the strange game management against theJaguars.Fans expecting a quick announcement of offensive coordinator HueJackson as the next coach might be in for a long wait. It took Davis 28days to officially name Bill Callahan after the trade of Jon Gruden toTampa Bay in 2002, 39 days to remove the interim tag from Cable in2009. Both moves were just as expected as is the elevation of Jackson.
Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand.
But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious.
"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"
Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"
Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.
Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.
The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.
The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.
The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.
He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.
He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.
The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.