Frank Okam played for four teams in a six-year NFL career and has been coaching since 2014. He was an assistant coach for the Carolina Panthers last season.
Vinny has covered the Raiders extensively in the past, breaking news on their eventual move to Las Vegas and their thwarted return to Los Angeles. Before joining the Review-Journal, he covered the Rams for The Athletic and the Los Angeles Daily News.
The Raiders haven’t announced coach Josh McDaniels’ assistants, but here’s a look at what he’s done since being hired two weeks ago as he works toward completing his staff.
Antonio Pierce most recently was Arizona State’s defensive coordinator, associate head coach and recruiting coordinator before resigning two weeks ago.
Cooper Kupp’s TD catch with 1:25 remaining and Aaron Donald’s pressure on Joe Burrow on the Bengals’ final drive forced an incompletion and sealed the win.
Mick Lombardi, the Patriots’ wide receivers coach for the past two seasons, has been hired by Raiders coach Josh McDaniels as the team’s offensive coordinator.
The game itself will boil down to the same thing all big games do. What quarterback will seize the moment sufficiently enough to lead his team to a win?
The layers Rams’ defensive tacke Aaron Donald continues to add to his game make him as unstoppable a force as there is in the NFL.
Also inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Thursday was defensive lineman Richard Seymour, who played his last four seasons, from 2009 to 2012, with the Raiders.
Written off in New York and Cleveland, Odell Beckham has found new life in Los Angeles. But he’s enjoying himself too much to clap back at his detractors.
Review-Journal Raiders beat writer Vinny Bonsignore worked for 25 years as a sports writer in greater L.A. and has seen fans there fall in and out of love with the Rams.
The remarks came during his annual Super Bowl week news conference and on the heels of a lawsuit filed by former Dolphins coach Brian Flores alleging racism in hiring practices.
Former Carolina Panthers assistant Jason Simmons will be joining the Raiders as a secondary coach. He has connections to new defensive coordinator Pat Graham.