Denver's Fox defends Raiders' Al Davis


Denver's Fox defends Raiders' Al Davis

Paul Gutierrez
CSNCalifornia.comFirst-year Denver coach John Fox has a unique perspective on the Raiders and their somewhat mysterious ways.He was the Raiders' defensive coordinator for both their final season in Los Angeles in 1994 and their first season back in Oakland in 1995 before leaving under, well, mysterious circumstances.In a conference call with Bay Area reporters on Wednesday, and Lane Kiffin and Al Michaels -- not presidents of the Al Davis Fan Club -- taking shots at the Raiders owner in recent days,
Asked if Davis was deserving of his genius tag, Michael told TMZ, "Let me ask you a question: If you had a team that lost 11 or more games seven consecutive years, would you say a genius ran the team?"Fox was asked if Davis' legacy has been tarnished of late."That's a tough question," said Fox, who was Carolina's head coach from 2002 through 2010. "I don't believe so. When you're in the Hall of Fame, the organization over time has been a winning organization. In my personal opinion, I don't believe so."Fox then laughed."They had a better record than we did last year," he added.Kiffin ripped Davis to ESPN, essentially saying the staff could not get anything accomplished because Davis slept until 2 p.m.

Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand


Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

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"

Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence


Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

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.