ALAMEDA – Injury prevented Raiders quarterback Derek Carr from throwing to first-round pick Amari Cooper this offseason.
Jack Del Rio took over as Raiders head coach with new schemes in tow. He must install them during the offseason program, which is why new coaches get a few extra practice sessions in the spring.
While Raiders owner Mark Davis was lamenting Oakland stadium progress on Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings in San Francisco, his football team was taking shape across the bay.
ALAMEDA -– Jack Del Rio practices are intense. There’s a quick tempo, ultra-competitive team periods and a whole lot of noise.
PHOENIX -– During last year’s NFL owners meetings, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and then head coach Dennis Allen were routinely asked to identify their franchise foundation pieces.