JR Report Podcast: Should Raiders follow Warriors path, fire Jack Del Rio after season?

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio (Photo via Getty Images)

The JR Report Podcast, hosted by Ryan Lipton, dives into the Oakland Raiders 2-3 start to the 2017 NFL regular season and why it might be smart for the Raiders to move on from coach Jack Del Rio after the 2017 season.

Now isn’t the time to move on. If Oakland misses the playoffs owner Mark Davis should look hard at moving on from Jack Del Rio.

Del Rio prides himself on defense and attitude, yet the defense has been horrible and the team can’t show up and be competitive in must-win games. (Last year’s losses to the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans and this year’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos).

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Oakland Raiders’ Norton Jr. to rookies at camp: ‘It’s your turn to have success’

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Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. hosted a camp this weekend for Bay Area high schoolers that included fellow Raider players helping out.

The camp looked to be a blast as Raider rookies showed off their soccer skills and two camp members showed off their speed in a race.

Another exciting moment for these teenagers was when Norton gave his inspirational speech telling each player that “it’s your turn to have your success,” via the team’s official twitter account.

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Norton, per usual, delivered the rest of his speech in a passionate manner just like he ran his camp this weekend.

He also told the youngsters that “it is not all about the autograph from the players, it’s about learning from them.”

Overall, the camp looked to be great as the kids got to meet some of their idols, play football, and get some helpful advice from Norton, a former player and current coach.

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Oakland Raiders’ ‘fastest in camp’ race ends in unique celebration

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Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. hosted a camp this weekend for young Bay Area football players that looked to be quite fun.

It involved Raider players showing off their soccer skills and the camp members having an exciting race to end the day.

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The race, which involved just two camp members sporting the Nos. 8 and 43, was neck-and-neck. At first, it was difficult to decipher who won the race due to the chaos that ensued as the two players approached the finish line.

After the sprint, Norton brought the camp members and other fellow Oakland players together for an intense team huddle. It is hard to understand the meaning behind what Norton was saying, but it seemed like the players enjoyed it by chanting along energetically.

Overall, the camp perfectly exemplified Norton at his best. Even though this was a meaningless camp with teenagers, Norton still brought an immense passion that seemed to light a fire under each player.

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Oakland Raider rookies Conley, Cioffi show of their futbol skills

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The article can also be found on the Raiders Wire!


A few Oakland Raiders’ rookies, who were there to help at Raiders coach Ken Norton Jr.’s football camp, showed off their soccer skills during downtime at the camp.

The two showing off their foot skills did not include former soccer star and now Raiders safety Shalom Luani, but it was Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley (trying to) and Raiders safety Anthony Cioffi.

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It started off with Cioffi juggling the football in a slow motion video. He then swiftly kicks the ball to fellow teammate Conley who isn’t able to control the touch and boots it away.

Conley didn’t get much of an opportunity to showcase his skills, but in that short period of time, they were far from satisfactory.

Luckily for Raider Nation, Conley will not be focusing his talents on soccer and instead will be playing cornerback for Oakland, something that he is far more talented at.

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Raiders’ Ken Norton on secondary: ‘Lots of guys who are very good’

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The Oakland Raiders secondary last season was amongst the worst in the league giving up 257.5 passing yards per game (No. 24), a big reason for them using their first round draft pick on Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley.

When asked about Conley, Raiders coach Ken Norton Jr. mentioned that “Conley is one of the guys out there really competing,” via Oakland’s press release. However, there is no guarantee that he will get a starting position in the slot, for “there are a lot of guys who are very good” competing against Conley for the starting nickel position.

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Last year, it was apparent Oakland did not have the talent nor the scheme necessary to be good in the back-end of the defense. Now, they added talent with Conley and get to have Raiders cornerback Sean Smith entering his second season with the team. Hopefully, the second season under Norton will help Smith improve with more knowledge of the defense.

Overall, it is good to see and hear that Oakland has a talented secondary. All they need to do now is put it together on the field by competing during each rep at practice. If they do that, the defense will be drastically improved en route to another playoff berth and lengthy postseason run.