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Raiders add assistant offensive coaches Parmalee, Moore Oakland Raiders add Bernie Parmalee as running backs coach and Rob Moore as wide receivers coach; Jack Del Rio so far has brought back only one assistant from last year's staff -- secondary coach Marcus Robertson

Why the Raiders Should Hire Mike Smith as a Defensive Coordinator Initially, it was good news to hear about the Oakland Raiders ' interest in interviewing former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith for the defensive coordinator position, per Ian Rapoport  of NFL .com: If you're aware of Smith's NFL track record, the news was quite invigorating considering the Raiders' young, developing defensive front. Dianna Marie Russini of NBC4 Washington  followed up ...

Raiders hire 4 assistants for Del Rio's coaching staff The Oakland Raiders have officially hired four assistant coaches for new coach Jack Del Rio's staff. The team announced the hiring Friday of offensive line coach Mike Tice, defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson, linebackers coach Sal Sunseri and quarterbacks coach Todd Downing. Tice was offensive line coach in Atlanta last season. He worked under Del Rio for four years in Jacksonville and has ...

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Reports: Oakland Raiders hire Jack Del Rio as new head coach Reports: Oakland Raiders hire Jack Del Rio as new head coach

Oakland Raiders DC Search: Latest Rumors and Speculation on Vacant Position It seems the Oakland Raiders are rebuilding every few years. The 2015 NFL season will be no exception, as new head coach Jack Del Rio will be tasked with turning the organization around.    One of the most important hires in that process will be finding an excellent defensive coordinator. And it appears Del Rio might be honing in on a familiar face to undertake the role, per Ian Rapoport of NFL ...

Raiders close to signing 1-year lease extension at Coliseum The Oakland Raiders are close to signing a one-year extension to remain at the Coliseum for the 2015 season. Owner Mark Davis said Friday that an agreement has been reached and is just awaiting formal approval from the city, county and NFL before the team can officially sign it.

Sources: Sparano off to Niners as TE coach Former Oakland Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano won't be moving far for his next job, as he has been hired by the San Francisco 49ers to be the team's new tight end coach, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Steve Wisniewski
 Steve Wisniewski

Oakland Raiders #76
Offensive Guard
College: Penn State Rookie Yr: 1989
Ht., Wt.: 6'4", 305
Contract Status: Inactive
NFL Exp.: 14
Born: April 7, 1967 in Rutland, VT

For 12 years, offensive guard Steve Wisniewski dominated the left side of the offensive line. At one of the most under-appreciated positions, Wisniewski was recognized for his work by being selected to eight Pro Bowl selections. During his tenure, the Raiders made the playoffs five times. Described as a “technician,” Wisniewski was an athletic lineman, who ran well, and had quick feet.

Interview With Steve Wisniewski

Raiders.com: When did you start playing football?

Steve Wisniewski: I started playing football in the 7 th grade back home in Houston, Texas.

Raiders.com: How did you become a Raider?

Steve Wisniewski: I was drafted in the second round of the 1989 draft out of Penn State University. I was a part of the 1986 National Championship team and earned my degree in Marketing in four years.

Raiders.com: What did it mean for you to wear the Silver and Black?

Steve Wisniewski: It meant that I would have to uphold a tradition of excellence. It was an honor for me. I had great role models in Howie Long (1981-93) and Matt Millen (1980-88) and they guided me.

Raiders.com: What is your greatest memory from playing with the Raiders?

Steve Wisniewski: Playing in the 1990 AFC Championship game.

Raiders.com: Is there any one moment or play that stands out from your career?

Steve Wisniewski: The first time I was selected to the Pro Bowl (1990). It was an honor to represent the Raider organization.

Raiders.com: Do you keep in contact with any of your former teammates?

Steve Wisniewski: Definitely. I volunteer at Napoleon Kaufman's (1995-00) church, so I see him on a weekly basis. I also keep in touch with Greg Biekert (1993-01), Don Mosebar (1983-94), and Robert Jenkins (1994-96).

Raiders.com: Which team did you enjoy playing against the most?

Steve Wisniewski: The (Kansas City) Chiefs. They were in our division and there's always been a long-standing rivalry between us.

Raiders.com: Do you still attend any Raider games?

Steve Wisniewski: I get to a couple of games every year. This past season I worked for the Raider TV network. I did some pre-game commentary before one of the pre-season games. It was a thrill to represent the Raider organization from a different angle.

Raiders.com: What are you doing now?

Steve Wisniewski: I'm very active with my family. I'm married with three kids. I volunteer at Napoleon Kaufman's church as a Children's Ministry Leader. I also have a full-time job selling software for CIMA Systems. We sell business development software for use in the auto industry. I started working here after my football career ended.

Raiders.com: Are there any messages you would like to pass along to the Raider fans?

Steve Wisniewski: Just a heartfelt thank you to all the fans for their years of encouragement, it was an honor to represent you and the Raiders.



 

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