2003 Oakland Raiders season

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2003 Oakland Raiders season
Head coach Bill Callahan
General manager Al Davis
Owner Al Davis
Home field Network Associates Coliseum
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers None

The 2003 Oakland Raiders season was the 44th season of professional football for the Oakland Raiders franchise, their 34th season as members of the National Football League, and their eighth season since returning to Oakland. They were led by head coach Bill Callahan in his second and final year as head coach of the Raiders. The Raiders played their home games at Network Associates Coliseum as members of the AFC West. They finished the season 4–12 to finish in a tie for last place. It marked the first time since 1999 that the Raiders failed to make the playoffs.

Quarterback Rich Gannon, who had been the league MVP the previous season, injured his shoulder in seventh game of the season and was put on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.[1] He was replaced by Marques Tuiasosopo and Rick Mirer. The Raiders had a five-game losing streak in the middle of the season and lost seven games by a touchdown or less. Their 4–12 record tied them with the Chargers, Giants, and Cardinals as the worst team in football in 2003 and they received the second pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

The season was the last year in Oakland for wide receivers Tim Brown and Jerry Rice. Both future Hall of Fame members were held to four total touchdowns for the season.

Following the season, Raiders owner Al Davis fired head coach Bill Callahan[2][3] and replaced him with Norv Turner.[4]

The 2003 season marked a turning point in Oakland Raider history. From 2003 to 2015, the Raiders failed to make the playoffs or have a winning season.

Previous season[edit]

The Raiders finished the 2002 season 11–5 to win the AFC West. As the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs, they defeated the Jets and Titans to advance to their first Super Bowl since 1984, where they were blown out by the Buccaneers who were led by former Raider head coach Jon Gruden.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

2003 Oakland Raiders draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 31 Nnamdi Asomugha *  CB California
1 32 Tyler Brayton  DE Colorado
2 63 Teyo Johnson  TE Stanford
3 83 Sam Williams  LB Fresno State
3 96 Justin Fargas  RB USC
4 129 Shurron Pierson  DE South Florida
5 167 Doug Gabriel  WR UCF
6 204 Dustin Rykert  OT BYU
7 246 Siddeeq Shabazz  SS New Mexico State
7 262 Ryan Hoag  WR Gustavus Adolphus
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2003 Oakland Raiders staff

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Tim Adams

Roster[edit]

2003 Oakland Raiders roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Regular season[edit]

Schedule and results[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Game Site Attendance Record
1 September 7, 2003 at Tennessee Titans L 20–25 ESPN 5:30 pm The Coliseum
68,809
0–1
2 September 14, 2003 Cincinnati Bengals W 23–20 CBS 1:15 pm Network Associates Coliseum
50,135
1–1
3 September 22, 2003 at Denver Broncos L 10–31 ABC 6:00 pm Invesco Field at Mile High
76,753
1–2
4 September 28, 2003 San Diego Chargers W 34–31 (OT) CBS 1:15 pm Network Associates Coliseum
54,078
2–2
5 October 5, 2003 at Chicago Bears L 21–24 CBS 10:00 am Soldier Field
61,099
2–3
6 October 12, 2003 at Cleveland Browns L 7–13 CBS 10:00 am Cleveland Browns Stadium
73,318
2–4
7 October 20, 2003 Kansas City Chiefs L 10–17 ABC 6:00 pm Network Associates Coliseum
62,391
2–5
8 Bye
9 November 2, 2003 at Detroit Lions L 13–23 CBS 10:00 am Ford Field
61,561
2–6
10 November 9, 2003 New York Jets L 24–27 CBS 1:15 pm Network Associates Coliseum
51,909
2–7
11 November 16, 2003 Minnesota Vikings W 28–18 FOX 1:15 pm Network Associates Coliseum
56,653
3–7
12 November 23, 2003 at Kansas City Chiefs L 24–27 CBS 1:15 pm Arrowhead Stadium
78,889
3–8
13 November 30, 2003 Denver Broncos L 8–22 CBS 1:15 pm Network Associates Coliseum
57,201
3–9
14 December 7, 2003 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 7–27 CBS 10:00 am Heinz Field
53,079
3–10
15 December 14, 2003 Baltimore Ravens W 20–12 CBS 1:15 pm Network Associates Coliseum
45,398
4–10
16 December 22, 2003 Green Bay Packers L 7–41 ABC 6:00 pm Network Associates Coliseum
62,298
4–11
17 December 28, 2003 at San Diego Chargers L 14–21 CBS 1:15 pm QUALCOMM Stadium
62,222
4–12

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) Kansas City Chiefs 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 484 332 W1
(6) Denver Broncos 10 6 0 .625 5–1 9–3 381 301 L1
Oakland Raiders 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 270 379 L2
San Diego Chargers 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 313 441 W1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Press, From Associated (2004-10-19). "Rice Is Traded to Seattle; Gannon Is Out for Season". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Raiders fire head coach Callahan". SFGate. Retrieved 2018-05-02. 
  3. ^ Press, From Associated (2004-01-01). "Raiders Officially Fire Callahan". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-05-02. 
  4. ^ "Turner hired by Raiders". ESPN.com. 2004-01-26. Retrieved 2018-05-02. 
  5. ^ Football Database. Retrieved 2014-Mar-24.