Keidel: Oakland Raiders Are BackThe Oakland Raiders, who just beat the Saints, see to be on an upswing. And they have the right leader in head coach Jack Del Rio.
Rookie Spotlight: Silver & Black Defense Rises With Addition Of Strong Safety Karl JosephOakland Raiders rookie safety Karl Joseph is compact and powerful, and the team will look to their first-round draft pick to help soften the blow of losing future Hall of Famer Charles Woodson to retirement.
If Denver Broncos Lose A Coordinator, Jack Del Rio Would Be Bigger BlowIt says something about a team when multiple coordinators are being coveted by opposing franchises for multiple years in a row. The Denver Broncos have lost a few along the way, and both Adam Gase and Jack Del Rio are currently hot commodities.
If Defense Wins Championships, Denver Broncos Set Up For Super Bowl RunThroughout the John Elway – Peyton Manning Era, a focus on offense was apparent. But things have changed this season, and possibly for the better, as the Broncos are more well-suited to face the playoffs this time around.
BLOG: If The NFL Could Have A 'Do Over'While giving a team to Carolina made little sense, giving one to Jacksonville made even less sense. That area is CLEARLY crazy about college football. Just take a look at all of the fans in the upper deck who are dressed as one big tarp.
Lewis, Del Rio Share Bond From Ravens' Title YearThe picture hangs directly across from Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio's desk, a constant reminder of his first NFL coaching job. It's a photo of current and former Baltimore Ravens linebackers Ray Lewis, Jamie Sharper and Peter Boulware huddled together before a game. Del Rio, who coached the talented trio for three seasons in Baltimore, has seen it nearly every day for the past nine years. It stands out a little more this week, with Del Rio knowing Lewis is coming to town for a Monday night game between the Ravens (4-1) and the Jaguars (1-5).