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Raiders | Kiffin to keep stars happy?

Wed, 24 Jan 2007 08:32:34 -0800

Cam Inman, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin says his offense will be an explosive one that will keep his playmakers happy with many touches. "I will bring an explosive, powerful offense to this franchise," Kiffin said during his introductory press conference Tuesday, Jan. 23. "We will utilize our skill players, our big-time players in the best way. We will get them the football. They will play happy and they will play hard." WR Randy Moss and WR Jerry Porter were two players who were critical of head coach Art Shell's offense this past season.

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Raiders | Team releases Shell statement

Fri, 05 Jan 2007 07:48:03 -0800

Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders officially relieved head coach Art Shell of his duties late Thursday, Jan. 4. "Al Davis and Art Shell met today and discussed the 2006 football season," the Raiders said in a press release. "While Art will no longer serve as head coach, he and Mr. Davis have discussed and will continue to discuss opportunities for Art to remain a valued member of the Raider organization."

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Raiders | Shell out Friday

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 17:43:09 -0800

Updating previous reports, ESPNews reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell will be out as the team's head coach Friday, Jan. 5. However, it is not clear if Shell is being fired or is resigning from his position.

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Raiders | Shell to be fired

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 17:23:01 -0800

ESPNews reports the Oakland Raiders will fire head coach Art Shell.

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Raiders | Shell on his way out?

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 17:04:54 -0800

Continuing an ongoing storyline, Jason Cole and Charles Robinson, of Yahoo! Sports, report Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell could be fired as early as Thursday, Jan. 4, according to two sources within the organization. Shell and his agent, Danny More, were called into a meeting with Raiders managing general partner Al Davis Thursday. It is believed Davis was negotiating a settlement with Shell for the final year of his deal.

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Raiders | Shell to be fired?

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 12:00:56 -0800

KFFL has learned Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell is meeting Thursday, Jan. 4, with team owner/general managing partner Al Davis to discuss Shell's future with the team. Nothing has been determined yet as to whether Shell will be fired.

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Raiders | Moss OUT Week 17

Fri, 29 Dec 2006 08:25:52 -0800

Bill Soliday, of MediaNews, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell has ruled out WR Randy Moss (ankle) for the team's Week 17 game.

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Raiders | Shell might be fired after the season

Thu, 21 Dec 2006 16:29:47 -0800

The NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell is expected to be fired after the 2006 season. The team has released a statement that claims no decision has been made on Shell's future with the team.

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Raiders | Gallery to be ready for Week 16

Sat, 16 Dec 2006 04:01:40 -0800

Jason Jones, of the Sacramento Bee, reports Oakland Raiders OT Robert Gallery (elbow) will return for the team's Week 16 game, according to head coach Art Shell.

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Raiders | Shell upset with critic inside team

Wed, 29 Nov 2006 21:10:01 -0800

The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell accused a member of the organization of trying to undermine the coaching staff and rooting against the team. Shell said the person was not a coach or player, but he refused to name the person. He said the critic has been calling media members around the nation and criticizing coaches. "I'm a fighter. I sit back and I watch things happen and then it gets to the point where you cross the line. That line has been crossed and I won't sit back and allow it to happen anymore," said Shell. "When you root against me, you're rooting against the Raiders. When you root against [former offensive coordinator] Tom Walsh, you're rooting against the Raiders. And for someone to do that is unconscionable. It's unconscionable. It's detestable and I think it's an outrage." Shell said the "character assassination" started soon after he was hired in February and that some of the attacks have also been directed at owner Al Davis.

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Raiders | Williams injured Week 12

Mon, 27 Nov 2006 15:24:33 -0800

Oakland Raiders TE Randal Williams (back) aggravated a lower back injury Week 12 and did not return to the game. Head coach Art Shell is hopeful Williams will return for Week 13.

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Raiders | Shell fined $12,500 by NFL

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 07:49:09 -0800

Bill Soliday, of MediaNews, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell was fined $12,500 by the NFL for being critical of an official's call during the team's Week 10 game. Shell had said the Raiders "got screwed" when CB Chris Carr went out of bounds during a punt and didn't return immediately. Carr was penalized 15 yards, which wiped out a fumble recovery on the play by the Raiders.

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Raiders | Shell looking for first win at Arrowhead

Tue, 14 Nov 2006 07:22:57 -0800

Pete Moris, of KCChiefs.com, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell is 0-6 as a head coach at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Raiders | Brooks says he's ready for return

Tue, 14 Nov 2006 07:08:51 -0800

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders QB Aaron Brooks (pectoral) says he is available for a return to the starting lineup, though head coach Art Shell has not yet committed to Brooks as the team's starting quarterback. "I expect coach (Art Shell) to make the right decision," Brooks said. "I've informed him where I'm at. It will probably be until the middle of the week until they make that decision."

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Raiders | Brooks injury update

Mon, 13 Nov 2006 15:10:52 -0800

Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell said Monday, Nov. 13, QB Aaron Brooks (pectoral) is close to returning to action but will not commit to Brooks as the team's starting quarterback.

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Raiders | Fargas to receive bigger workload Week 10

Fri, 10 Nov 2006 08:04:14 -0800

Bill Soliday, of MediaNews, reports Oakland Raiders RB Justin Fargas, who had just one carry Week 9, will see more action Week 10, according to head coach Art Shell.

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Raiders | Walsh given vote of confidence

Tue, 31 Oct 2006 22:35:00 -0800

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell is still pleased with offensive coordinator Tom Walsh despite the team ranking last in the league in total and passing yards per game. They are also ranked 31st out of 32 in points per game.

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Raiders | Walter remains starter

Mon, 30 Oct 2006 15:20:34 -0800

Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell said during his press conference Monday, Oct. 30, QB Andrew Walter will remain the team's starting quarterback, even though QB Aaron Brooks (pectoral) could return to practice this week. Brooks will have to show he is capable of making all the throws necessary before he can be considered for the starting job.

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Raiders | Shell critical of Gallery

Sat, 28 Oct 2006 08:59:44 -0700

Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell says OT Robert Gallery has struggled with his mechanics this season, particularly his footwork and use of hands in pass protection. "He's not where we want him to be or where he wants to be. He's had some struggles, he's quite aware of that," Shell said of Gallery. "It's all about mechanics. The mechanical things he's doing have to be perfect all the time. He can do them very well out here at practice. But when he gets in the game, he loses the concept of what he has to do and how he has to do it. So we've got to try to beat his brain and get it engrained in his mind that this is what you have to do, this is how you have to set and this is how you have to use your hands in pass protection. And he doesn't always do that. So that gets him into trouble.''

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Raiders | Team earns first win of 2006 season

Sun, 22 Oct 2006 21:19:26 -0700

The Associated Press reports the Oakland Raiders won their first game of the 2006 season against the Arizona Cardinals Week 7. The Raiders improved to 1-5 on the season as the Cardinals fell to 1-6. Raiders head coach Art Shell said, "It's a weight off everybody's shoulders to get a first win. I'm most happy for the guys in the locker room. It's not about me. It's about those guys in the locker room. They've worked very hard to get some taste of success."

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Raiders | Shell comments on Porter

Mon, 16 Oct 2006 11:29:48 -0700

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell finally had enough of WR Jerry Porter's antics and suspended the receiver for four games due to multiple transgressions since an offseason meeting between Shell and Porter, which resulted in Shell throwing Porter out of Shell's office. "There was a combination of things that occurred, and we can't have insubordination, we can't have a disruptive force," Shell said during a radio pregame interview. "That's something where I had to draw a line and say, 'This is it.' If an assistant coach wants you to do something, you can't M-F him. He's the coach. You just can't be disruptive with the coaches, while I'm up there trying to explain something to the offense and have him say some things. Enough is enough."

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Raiders | Shell enjoys facing Denver

Fri, 13 Oct 2006 07:29:21 -0700

Bill Soliday, of MediaNews, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell owns a coaching record of 11-1 versus the Denver Broncos.

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Raiders | Shoop to help with play-calling?

Sat, 07 Oct 2006 08:48:31 -0700

Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports former Oakland Raiders WR Tim Brown says Raiders tight ends coach John Shoop may become more involved in play-calling with the team struggling to move the ball under offensive coordinator Tom Walsh. According to Brown, Shoop would instill a similar style of offense to that of former head coaches Jon Gruden and Bill Callahan. "I hear they're trying to make some changes, trying to go back to a couple of things that (Bill) Callahan and (Jon) Gruden were doing, but they have to do them in a very subtle way," Brown said in a local radio interview Friday, Oct. 6. "They have a young guy on that team, I can't think of his name right now…he's a quarterbacks coach who was with Gruden in Tampa and called plays in Chicago for awhile." Head coach Art Shell says Brown's claims are false. "I don't know where all this information is coming from, I really don't," Shell said. "There's no truth to that."

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Raiders | Shell defends Walsh's system

Fri, 06 Oct 2006 20:56:44 -0700

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell believes offensive coordinator Tom Walsh's system is sound and the team's offense will improve. The Raiders are currently last in the league in average yards per game and have only scored 27 points in three games. Shell said, "I don't feel I have to defend anything. We're going to do what we think is best. This offense is not so much different from a lot of offenses in this league. But when you lose, you don't win the games, people have a tendency to pick on you, and I understand that. That goes with the territory. But when we start winning, and we will, then the tone will change. And you'll wonder why we'll be doing a lot of the same things we've been doing. This system isn't so much different than a lot of other systems. I don't know where all that comes from."

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Raiders | Shell defends Walsh

Fri, 06 Oct 2006 07:52:35 -0700

Bill Soliday, of MediaNews, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell does not place the blame on offensive coordinator Tom Walsh for the team's struggles on offense so far this season. "I don't feel I have to defend anything,'' Shell said. "We're going to do what we think is best. This offense is not so much different from a lot of offenses in this league. But when you lose, people have a tendency to pick on you. That goes with the territory. But when we start winning - and we will - then the tone will change. And you'll wonder why, (since) we'll be doing a lot of the same things we've been doing." Oakland ranks last in the NFL in total offense.

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Raiders | Shell could make changes upstairs

Tue, 03 Oct 2006 07:06:46 -0700

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell could make changes to personnel in the coaches' box after team officials decided not to challenge an official's ruling during the team's Week 4 game. WR Ronald Curry caught a pass from QB Andrew Walter on a third-and-16 play from the Cleveland Browns 45-yard line with Oakland trailing by three late in the fourth quarter. The officials spotted the ball just inside the 30. Replays showed, however, that Curry picked up at least 1 yard more. At the time, Shell was told that the ruling was not worth challenging. After reviewing the footage, Shell admitted a replay challenge was indeed warranted. "After I saw it, I was miffed, because we should have challenged it," Shell said. "We talked about it as a staff (Monday) morning and did something about it."

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Raiders | Running backs to be involved in the passing game

Tue, 19 Sep 2006 10:34:42 -0700

Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell intends to incorporate his running backs in the passing game. "That's one of the things I wrote down,'' Shell said. "We need to get the ball to our backs out of the backfield. We need to do that. We need to put more pressure on the defense by doing that.''

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Raiders | A Shell/Moss showdown imminent?

Wed, 13 Sep 2006 07:54:12 -0700

Gary Peterson, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders WR Randy Moss and head coach Art Shell appear headed for a collision course, after Moss once again expressed his dissatisfaction with the organization, in particular with Shell, during an ESPN interview. "I think coach Art Shell just has a tight grasp on us, man. Knowing that you're a man, you're a certain age and this man is treating you like kids or a boy or whatnot. I'm not crying, I'm just going on what is brought to my attention. It might be small things like food, or full pads," Moss said during the interview. Shell continues to say he has no problems with the public comments Moss has made recently.

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Raiders | Shell expects Raiders to rebound

Mon, 04 Sep 2006 13:14:16 -0700

Jason Jones, of the Sacramento Bee, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell feels his team is ready to compete and win in 2006 despite compiling a 13-35 record the last three seasons. "I expect to win," Shell said. "I always do. As I told the team, I have never, I can say this, I have never gone into any contest believing I couldn't win. That's always been my approach. We can find a way to get it done."

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Raiders | Shell irritated by penalties

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 19:27:31 -0700

Josh Dubow, of the Associated Press, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell is annoyed by the amount of penalties the team has committed in the preseason. In their last preseason game, there were nine penalties in all and included two delay of games, two false starts and three offsides penalties. Shell said, "It's a concern that we'll continue to address. It's a point of emphasis for us. The players understand that. We'll make sure they understand how much it hurts the team when those things happen. They don't want to do it and I know that. They're just trying to make plays and get off the ball quickly."

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Raiders | Shell won't tolerate Moss' outbursts

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 11:30:23 -0700

Jim Jenkins, of the Sacramento Bee, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell said during a teleconference Tuesday, Aug. 15, that he will not tolerate outbursts from WR Randy Moss regarding playing time in the preseason. Moss was critical of Shell for taking Moss out early in the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 14. "I made a decision to take him out," Shell said. "There was a time for him to play, and the time for him had come and gone. It was time to get him out of there. I don't need to have a conversation about that."

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Raiders | Shell will not make changes to offensive line

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 11:27:35 -0700

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell says he will stay the course with his offensive line despite the unit struggling in back-to-back preseason games.

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Raiders | Shell wants patience from quarterbacks

Sat, 12 Aug 2006 10:33:23 -0700

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell has told his quarterbacks to allow designed plays ample time to unfold before making rash decisions. "We want to throw the ball when we think the receiver is going to come open," Shell said. "We tell our (offensive) line, 'There is no time frame here. You block until the ball is gone, until the whistle blows.'"

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Raiders | Shell works players hard after poor effort versus Eagles

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 12:04:33 -0700

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell had his players run six 100-yard sprints to conclude practice Tuesday, Aug. 8.

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Raiders | Shell wants to use tight ends more

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 11:55:31 -0700

Raiders.com reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell continues to stress the importance of the tight end position within his offense. "We want our tight ends involved in everything that we do, not just the red zone. We want to throw the ball to our tight ends, because that opens up the outside for our wide receivers. Our tight ends are very important in what we do," Shell said.

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Saints | Shell considers quarterback job still open, Brooks thinks otherwise

Thu, 03 Aug 2006 21:36:53 -0700

The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell says the starting quarterback position is still open on his team, "This guy going out with the first group doesn't mean that's where he is going to end up." Shell was referring to QB Aaron Brooks, who had other thoughts, "This will be my eigth season. I did some wonderful things down in New Orleans, (but) I'm here to get back in the groove and make this team be a better football team."

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Raiders | Shell a leader

Sun, 30 Jul 2006 15:00:20 -0700

Josh Dubow, of The Associated Press, reports new Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell has quickly earned the respect of his players during training camp, and has brought a different level of credibility than his predecessors, Norv Turner and Bill Callahan. "We have a leader here now," DL Bobby Hamilton said. "I'm going to keep saying leader. That's what he is. He's a good coach, he played the game well. He's in the Hall of Fame. If you can't go by that, there's something wrong with you. You need to be out of here."

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Raiders | Team to use speed to its advantage

Fri, 28 Jul 2006 06:52:34 -0700

Chace Bryson, of the Contra Costa Times, reports the Oakland Raiders are using speed and youth to improve their defense that ranked 27th in the league last season. "We've added speed and quickness and explosion to our football team," Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell said. "Those kids are able to play (And we can) have 'em play in the secondary, deep, and then come up and play up in the front there. It gives a lot of flexibility to what you can do."

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Raiders | Shell downplays Porter animosity

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 21:39:22 -0700

Phil Barber, of the Press Democrat, reports Oakland Raider head coach Art Shell downplayed any animosity he reportedly has towards disgruntled WR Jerry Porter, "There's guys every year that might not want to be on a team, but hey, part of the business is you play with who you got."

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Raiders | Shell establishing new Raiders

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 21:23:43 -0700

Raiders.com reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell is trying to establish a new attitude to the Raiders by using an old school approach. The Raiders competed in one-on-one drills called the pit drill Thursday, July 27, "The pit drill is an old school drill. It's a good physical contact drill," said LB Thomas Howard. With less than 10 days until the start of preseason, Shell continues to stress a lack of mistakes this season and is eager to unveil the new, old school Raiders.

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Raiders | Shell in charge and giving team direction

Wed, 26 Jul 2006 08:36:16 -0700

Nancy Gay, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell is changing the way the Raiders prepare and practice. "The culture is changing," Shell said firmly, "and everybody has been on board and trying to get involved in the process of winning football games, and getting in here, working. You can't have inmates running the asylum. That's not gonna be. Not under me, and 99.9 percent of the players here feel that way. They want direction. We're going to give them direction. And I'm not going to back down off of that. A couple of the inmates have been trying to run the doggone culture around here. They've been running the program. And that's not gonna be anymore. I'm the head coach. I'm the guy in charge."

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Raiders | Huge rift developing between Porter and Shell

Wed, 26 Jul 2006 08:30:21 -0700

Nancy Gay, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports Oakland Raiders WR Jerry Porter and head coach Art Shell aren't on the same page. Porter would like to be traded. "Yes. Absolutely. I've told them that," Porter said on the team's first day of practice at training camp in Napa. Which, coincidentally, did not include Porter during the afternoon workout because of what Shell described as a strained calf muscle.

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Raiders | Routt excused

Wed, 26 Jul 2006 08:22:26 -0700

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders CB Stanford Routt was excused from practice Tuesday, July 25. He was recovering from an illness that cause him to lose five pounds Monday, Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell said.

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Raiders | Shell believes he can turn team around

Mon, 24 Jul 2006 06:52:50 -0700

Steve Cockran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports the Oakland Raiders are setting their expectations high. Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell has a "Why not us?" attitude going into training camp. The Raiders must determine if QB Aaron Brooks is the real deal, receive good offensive line play, figure out the starting linebackers, turn special teams into a strength and get WR Randy Moss more involved.

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Raiders | McQuistan showing promise

Tue, 02 May 2006 12:37:30 -0700

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports despite the fact the Oakland Raiders appear to be set at offensive line, head coach Art Shell left open the possibility third-round draft pick OT Paul McQuistan may see action during the 2006 season. McQuistan was drafted with an eye towards the future, but many feel he has all the tools necessary to succeed right away.

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Raiders | Curry rehabbing quickly

Tue, 02 May 2006 12:36:56 -0700

The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders WR Ronald Curry (Achilles) is making strong progress in his rehabilitation program. This is the second offseason in a row Curry has had to rehab his Achilles' tendon. "He's further (along) now than when he hurt the thing before," head coach Art Shell said. "He's doing much better. So the report that I've gotten from Rod Martin, the trainer, is that all of our guys are coming along very well. By the time we get to training camp, we expect everybody to be at full speed."

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Raiders | Sapp rehab going well

Tue, 02 May 2006 12:34:52 -0700

The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders DT Warren Sapp (shoulder) is primed for a strong return from a torn rotator cuff. "He did well with (the shoulder), so he's coming along well," coach Art Shell said. "He didn't work but he's coming along well. We're going to take our time with these guys."

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Raiders | Shell defends his decision on hiring Walsh

Sat, 08 Apr 2006 19:47:32 -0700

Jim Jenkins, of the Sacramento Bee, reports Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell defended his decision to hire offensive coordinator Tom Walsh, who was operating a bed and breakfast and serving as mayor of Swan Valley, Idaho, when Shell picked him. Shell said, "He hasn't been involved in the NFL, but he's been involved in football. He's a great football mind. He's a smart guy. He knows what I want. He knows how I want to do things. He knows the system I like to run. We've been talking two or three years now about football. I told him, 'If I ever got back into this thing, I want you to come with me.'"

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Raiders | Shell officially introduced as new head coach

Sat, 11 Feb 2006 16:38:37 -0800

Josh Dubow, of the Associated Press, reports the Oakland Raiders officially introduced Art Shell as their new head coach Saturday, Feb. 11. He returns to the franchise more than 11 years after he was fired following his first stint. "It's coming home," Shell said. "It's coming home to finish what I started." The Raiders have had only three winning seasons since Shell was fired - one less than he had in five full seasons as coach.

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Raiders | Team confirms Shell hiring

Fri, 10 Feb 2006 20:37:38 -0800

Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders have confirmed Art Shell will be their new head coach.

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