Raiders announce 13 coaching hires

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The Raiders have been adding guys to their coaching staff along the way, and formalized the hires of 13 of them Thursday.

The team announced the new coaches en masse, many of whose names have already been reported.

One new name among the list is defensive line coach Mike Trgovac, who was let go as part of the defensive staff housecleaning in Green Bay. Trgovac had spent the previous nine years working there under Dom Capers, after the previous seven years in Carolina (six of those as defensive coordinator).

The release said that any “remaining staff additions will be announced at a later date,” which suggests that there could be some. They had previously announced offensive coordinator Greg Olson, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia.

The full list includes Derrick Ansley (defensive backs), Edgar Bennett (wide receivers), Tim Berbenich (quality control – offense), Tom Cable (offensive line), Nick Holz (quality control – offense), David Lippincott (linebackers), Jim O’Neil (senior defensive assistant), Dave Razzano (director of football research), Jemal Singleton (running backs), Frank Smith (tight ends), Travis Smith (quality control – defense), and Byron Storer (assistant special teams).

The list did not include Tee Martin, who interviewed for the head coaching job (sorry tried to type that with a straight face) and then for an assistant gig. They didn’t retain their other Rooney Rule interview, tight ends coach Bobby Johnson, either.

13 responses to “Raiders announce 13 coaching hires

  1. come up with a proposal that makes sense on minority hiring, the failed system seems to bother you. i say we create rankings for orgaization, and different processes they must follow. Worst ranking must perform to certain standards.

  2. Raiders have long history and made it clear many years ago who they were going after. Including the hiring of reggie time period

  3. Bummer. I think GB wanted Jim O’Neil to assist Pettine with the new GB defense. A couple of ex-GB assistants in there. Well, neither team had the kind of defense they want/need to go deep in the playoffs, even if the offense bounces back.

  4. Jim O’Neil???? How do these guys continue to be employed after building a resume of failure everywhere they go?

  5. This entire Raiders offseason has been ridiculous. Jack Del Rio was not the problem with that team and Jon Gruden is not a solution. They were rising and poised to make strides and then they let a solid RB go to be replaced by a PR move, resulting in a sub-par 2017. Now they’ve let the head coach go to be replaced by another PR move. Might they be a little better in 2018? Sure, but that doesn’t mean these have been good moves. They’re not.

  6. Wonder what Tice and Downing end up doing anywhere in the NFL.

    Even Mustgrave couldn’t steer the 3 blind mice QBs in Denver so it just goes to show that it’s 90% about players and teammates pushing each other rather than coaching.

  7. I could hire a better staff than that just on the fly no research…..let’s see.

    Offensive Coordinator: Harold Goodwin
    QBs/Passing game Coordinator: Tom Moore
    RBs Coach:Ron Gould
    Offensive Line/TEs/Assistant Head Coach: Greg Roman
    Receivers: Terry Robiskie

    Defensive Coordinator: Jim Leavitt or Dom Capers(because Khail Mack)
    Defensive Line: Dirron Reynolds
    Linebackers: Mike Singletary
    Secondary: Dennis Thurman

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