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2016 Oakland Raiders Gameday 8

Coaching Staff OFFENSIVE LINE 34th season in NFL (14 as a player) ■ 2nd season with Raiders Mike Tice enters his second season with the Silver and Black as offensive line coach, bringing 19 years of NFL coaching experience, including nine seasons as an offensive line coach and four as a head coach. In 2015 under Tice, the Raiders’ offensive line helped QB Derek Carr set career highs in completions (350), passing yards (3,987), and passing touchdowns (32), earning him his first Pro Bowl nod. Carr led the NFL with 13 touchdown passes of 25-plus yards. On the year, the O-line gave up only 33 sacks, tied for 11th in the league. The offensive line held opponents to two sacks or less in 10 of the team’s games. Consistency was key for Tice’s line, as they had only three different starting offensive line combinations on the year. The offensive line also paved the way for RB Latavius Murray to surpass the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career with 1,066 yards and six touchdowns, earning his first Pro Bowl selection. In total, four offensive players secured Pro Bowl nods (WR Amari Cooper, FB Marcel Reece). Tice held the same position with the Atlanta Falcons during the 2014 campaign. Despite losing five offensive linemen to season-ending injuries and working with five different line combinations that included three starting centers, one of which was an undrafted rookie, and three right tackles, the unit gave up just 31 sacks on the season, helping QB Matt Ryan finish second in the league with 415 completions. Tice’s line blocked for an offense that ranked eighth in the NFL in total offense (378.2 yards per game) and fifth in passing yards per game (284.6). Prior to joining the Falcons coaching staff, Tice served as the Bears’ offensive line coach for two seasons before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2012. In 2011, Chicago’s offensive line helped the Bears produce 2,015 rushing yards, which was only the second time the club eclipsed 2,000 rushing yards in the last 22 seasons. Additionally, the Bears 4.4 yards per carry was the franchise’s highest single-season mark since 1990. Tice spent the previous four seasons in Jacksonville as assistant head coach, also serving as the tight ends coach for his last three years with the club under current Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio. In his first two seasons with the Jaguars, the club’s rushing attack had two of the most productive seasons in team history, gaining 2,541 yards in 2006 and 2,391 yards in 2007, first BRENT VIESELMEYER ASSISTANT LINEBACKERS 2nd season in NFL ■ 2nd season with Raiders ASSISTANT DEFENSIVE BACKS 20th season in NFL (17 as a player) ■ 5th season with Raiders 42 Gameday MAGAZINE and third, respectively, in team annals. In 2007, the Jaguars set franchise records in points (411), yards per play (5.6) and touchdowns (50) en route to a playoff berth and a victory over the Steelers in the AFC Divisional Playoff round. Before landing in Jacksonville, Tice spent 14 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings as a player and coach, serving his final four-plus years there as head coach after taking over as interim head coach for the final game of the 2001 campaign. He became the first Vikings player to go on to serve as head coach. In his four-plus seasons as head coach, Tice compiled a 32-33 (.492) record with a 1-1 mark in the playoffs. Also in his tenure as head coach, the Vikings offense set the NFL record for most consecutive games with 300-plus yards of offense, a feat accomplished over 36 games between September 29, 2002 and October 31, 2004. Tice led the Vikings to the playoffs in 2004 and their first road playoff victory in franchise history with a win at Green Bay, joining Jerry Burns as the only coaches in club history to win their playoff debuts. The Vikings set a team record in 2004 for net yards (6,339) and passing yards (4,754). QB Daunte Culpepper set numerous club passing records and produced one of the finest seasons in NFL history by a quarterback. The Vikings finished with a winning record in 2003 for the first time since 2000. The Vikings led the NFL in offense for the first time in their history and sent four players to the Pro Bowl. In Tice’s first season as head coach in 2002, the Vikings led the NFL in rushing for the first time in team history with 2,507 yards. Before being promoted to interim head coach, Tice served as the Vikings offensive line coach from 1997-2001. As an offensive line coach, he instructed five different players – C Matt Birk, C Jeff Christy, G Randall McDaniel, G/T Todd Steussie and T Korey Stringer – to a combined 10 Pro Bowl appearances. From 1999-2000, Tice’s offensive line helped the Vikings offense record the second most consecutive games with 300-or-more yards, doing so in 30 straight games. In 1998, when the Vikings scored a then- NFL-record 556 points, three Minnesota offensive linemen were named Pro Bowl starters. Tice began his NFL coaching career with the Vikings in 1996 as a tight ends coach. MIKE TICE Brent Vieselmeyer enters his second season with the Silver and Black as assistant linebackers coach. He joined the Raiders in 2015 after spending 15 years coaching at the college and high school levels. In his first season in the NFL, Vieselmeyer assisted with a linebackers corps that had a significant impact on the Raiders overall defense. With Vieselmeyer’s assistance, LB Malcolm Smith lead the team with a career-high 143 tackles (98 solo), while finishing second on the team with four sacks. Vieselmeyer also assisted in the development of rookie LBs Ben Heeney and Neiron Ball. Heeney emerged as a key contributor on defense late in the season finishing with 39 tackles (28 solo), 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble. Ball emerged as a starter at outside linebacker making nine tackles (four solo), one sack and one pass defensed in his six appearances before having his rookie season cut short due to a knee injury. Vieselmeyer spent two seasons as co-defensive coordinator at Houston Baptist University from 2013-14. Prior to joining the Huskies, he served as head coach at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., beginning in March 2007, where he launched the football program. At Valor Christian, he compiled a 55-12 record, leading the Eagles to four-straight state championships in 2009 (3A), 2010 (4A), 2011 (4A) and 2012 (5A). He was named the Denver Post Colorado Coach of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and was All Sport Jefferson County Coach of the Year in 2010. Vieselmeyer began his coaching career at Orange (Calif.) Lutheran High School, where he spent eight years as defensive coordinator. He led the Lancers to a 2006 California state title. They also won the 2004 CIF Southern Section Championship and were finalists in 2000, 2001 and 2003. During his career, Vieselmeyer has seen 31 of his student-athletes earn college football scholarships. Rod Woodson returns for his 20th NFL season, 17 as a player, and his second season with the Silver and Black as assistant defensive backs coach. Woodson is in his second coaching stint with the Raiders, having coached cornerbacks in 2011. In his first season back with the Raiders, Woodson helped develop a talented secondary led by 18-year NFL veteran S Charles Woodson, who earned a Pro Bowl selection in his final season after leading the team with five interceptions. In total, the defense produced 14 interceptions, up from just nine in 2014. Woodson helped the pass defense improve drastically over the season, as the secondary allowed an astounding 111.7 fewer passing yards per game over the team’s final eight games after giving up 314.6 yards per game in the first eight contests. Woodson’s 2015 campaign was also marked by the transformation of several young prospects into versatile starters, including CB David Amerson. After joining the team prior to Week 3, Woodson quickly got the third-year player up to speed as Amerson went on to post a franchise-record 26 passes defensed with four interceptions and one interception returned for a touchdown. He also helped second-year CB TJ Carrie transition into a dual role as a safety and cornerback, allowing the unit to adapt and improve in the second half of the season despite numerous injuries. In 2011, Woodson helped tutor a cornerbacks unit for Oakland, as the team finished 8-8. CB Stanford Routt finished second on the team with four interceptions and led the team with 15 passes defensed. Woodson participated in the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship Program with the Denver Broncos during the 2014 offseason. In 2013, Woodson interned in training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Prior to entering the coaching ranks, Woodson worked as an analyst for the NFL Network and for the Big Ten Network from 2003-2011. He also worked for Westwood One as a college football analyst from 2012-2013. ROD WODSON


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