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i think van dyke has 1 of the spots sewn up.
2 years, 11 months ago on Getting to know Conroy Black | May
hopefully the kid nmakes it and if he turns out to be at the least a situational pass rusher on 3rd down, then he's worth it. we have got to find guys who can bring pressure
2 years, 11 months ago on Getting to know Kaelin Burnett | April
that would be ridiculous! it would prolong bradys career another 3 or 4 years and with their passing attack, if he stayed healthy, hewould lead the league in rushing and terrorize us for the next 5 years. dont think reggie mac would do that (hope not)
2 years, 11 months ago on Don't expect Raiders to trade up into 2nd round | April
2 years, 11 months ago on Tale of the Tape: Ron Bartell | April
good article, but i was sold on the guy when larry fitzgerald said he's the one corner that he hates facing. coming from larry, im impressive!
get em all i say. burflict is intriguiging. seems like he has the randy moss, play when i wanna syndrome, but when he's motivated, look out. do we have the leadership to hone his skills like say a ray lewis would do on defense cause our linebackers are young kids as well
2 years, 12 months ago on Raiders-specific mock draft, by @raiderdraftnik | April
wait till the guys who have been their realize that you can do things another way besides the al way (r.i.p. mr davis) and they will respond. i think branch, huff, and mcclain have monster seasons this year. even though he has shown glimpses, huff was so great at texas that i cant believe he hasn't played to his full potential yet, i believe he will this year. i also think curry comes up huge when used right. i know its only a footb all game, but curry had 18 sacks in my season on madden cause he is so fast off that edge. allen and tarver have some talent on d to work with, but we need a little more. hey, what do you guys think of burflict with one of those picks. i know everyones been dogging him and he's dropping quick, but he seems like a football player to me. the question is whaqt is he from monday to saturday!
3 years ago on Digesting HC Allen's interviews at Owners Meeting | March
i believe henderson resigned with the vikes and lawson is in green bay visiting (thats what i read last anyways). we should bring thomas howard back if he's available out there as a back up plan if lawson doesn't work out. by the way, is lawson really that good? heard some chatter that he stinks in coverage and is not a good open field tackler. i dont know, thats what i heard.
3 years ago on Raiders should know their additional picks this week | March
why are people so high on jones, cause he's fast? he didn't show me anything outside the pre season that would even make me think he was a good backup. all he did was sit on the injury cart with dmac, ford, and others.
3 years ago on Could Michael Bush come back to Raiders? | March
personally im surprised kellys name hasn't popped up in no off season conversation yet, cut or resigned or restructured. i still dont think were done making those types of moves, maybe his bonus date or something hasn't arrived yet. they cant be totally pleased with his play thus far (im not), even though it has improved since seymour arrived. just thought he would be better against the run
3 years ago on Raiders still looking for help at CB | March
heard jackson was looking at 11+ a year!
3 years ago on Raiders Free Agency needs: Wide Receiver | March
i think their working something with wimbley as well or he would be cut by now. i would like to keep him, but if he doesn't want to help use out, then he got to go, point blank. he's definitely not worth the contract mr davis gave him, but a lot of people say just keep him cause if we cut him, we owe him like 6 mil anyways this year. my problem with that is how will he be received in the locker room for one, and he could have a strained relationship with owner and staff. its a sticky situation for us, and i think besides the coaching search (which i for one like), this is mr mckenzies first big decision he's gonna have to make, and it might not be too well received by the raider nation.
3 years ago on Raiders Recap - Re: Cap | March
he has definitely improved no doubt but he still has a long way to go, especially as a roue runner. i'll tell you his 3 routes, 1. fake deep and run the out pattern, 2. go deep in a straight line, or 3. we run a play action and he runs the drag route across the middle and is the option when nobody else in the universe is open. a vet needs to come in and help the kid, cause he has the desire to learn (not vet like housh, thanks hue).
3 years ago on Raiders positioned to do well on offense | March
i think dhb will get the 3rd spot of the triplets, but moore seems to have a better knack of locating and playing the ball in the air. bey did improve immensely though he seemed to be in hue's dog housefor some reason which was never really explained
with the personnel we have and adding a few pieces (subtracting some too), we can be a force. hopefully dmac can stay healthy and with carson getting a off season to pepare, i believe we can push some teams and make a run for it.
3 years ago on Some upcoming dates to know | March
so people say trade mcfadden still, so i ask you to who? teams with multiple picks aka new england? yea there we go, strenghthen a strong team already again (moss). we would be dumb to trade mcfadden, and its funny cause the 2 main excused i hear for carsons performance last year is what, 1. got up off the couch to play, and 2. didn't have the luxury of having mcfadden behind him like campbell had earlier in the season! you either want him or you dont. people say bush carried us, well he did in november, but in december we couldn't lean on him and teams didnt respect him to hit the homerun ball, which is why he was caught from behind on many big plays last year that dmac took to the house, or would have. restructure for him is a whole different topic, but as far as getting rid of him now, we would def. win 4 games next year!
3 years, 1 month ago on Allen Speaks at Combine | February
hopefully the "trade mcfadden" nonesense stops now among our fans. coach allen said it was harder to prepare for the raiders when he was part of the gameplan. thats something we all know, and the injury history is disturbing, but arian foster misses games, adrian peterson misses games and their fans arent hollering trade em, so why should we.
pretty soon were gonna have to anny up and pay veldheer
3 years, 1 month ago on Some Raider-Centric Quick Hits | February
we cant afford another big contract like the one jackson will be after, if he even gets out of s.d. someone said resign schillens, are you kidding me. we got to rework this cap issue first. the steelers were in worst shape than us and restructured bens contract and saved 8 million dollars! so what that tells me is wimbley, huff, kelly, and curry better be ready when the time comes to wheel and deal cause that can be a whole lot of space from where were at now. we could use wimbleys money to possibly throw at mario williams, just a thought.
3 years, 1 month ago on Looking at the Raiders’ Top 5 Positions of Need | February
me personally, i wouldn't tag either one. branch i believe will resign, unless another team in need of a safety throws the mega dollars at him (cowboys).
3 years, 1 month ago on Franchise Tag Window Begins Today | January
put dmac behind him and 1 of them is gonna get you. safetys have to stay up and respect the run or play back and get ran over. palmer wil be fine, and we will be fine.
3 years, 1 month ago on Tale of the tape: Palmer has Raiders well-armed for success | February
man a lot of stuff im reading, raider fans want to cut or trade mcfadden, wimbley, seymour, johnson, dhb, satele, barnes, mcclain and others. even though were rebuilding, we cant cut our whole team or we will be picking back in the top five. redoe a couple contracts, get rid of some guys, but we cant gut the whole team. lets get cap friendly so we can major players in free agency cause we dont have hardly no draft picks!
3 years, 1 month ago on Raiders add LB coach and asst ST coach to staff | February
happy with the staff, now its time to start getting rid of the rest of the over paid underachievers on this team.
didn't see this one coming, but not surprised
3 years, 1 month ago on Raiders release CB Stanford Routt | February
i wouldn't blame anyone for that disaster named jamarcus russell but himself. nobody can coach up a person who doesn't want to be coached, bottom line!
3 years, 1 month ago on Raiders retain Saunders, bring back Defillipo | February
you dont need a great dt, just a couple big bodys to plug in their to take up space and blockers to allow your lb's to make plays (which is our problem, they dont make enough) mostly by scheme. i think last season when marshall was here we were 2nd or 3rd in the league in sacks, right with green bay and pittsburgh. man, chuck b really came and screwed things up
3 years, 1 month ago on Tarver hire could mean new defensive scheme in Oakland | February
seen him on coach speak, a interview/practice type environment, and he reminds me a lot of jon gruden being he is real fiery and works guys hard at practice, my question is well the vets on defense follow his lead or think they have their spot. he needs to set the tone and let guys know either buy in or get out! thank goodness no more bresnahan.
3 years, 1 month ago on Raiders officially announce Jason Tarver Defensive Coordinator | February
i think the thought process is to open up the offense like the packers and saints do with multiple wide formations, then run it down your throat with dmac and dump offs to him, the only problem we faec is we dont necessarily have those teams recievers on our roster, but we do have playmakers. moore could be a greg jennings type, ford is a james jones type, and dhb, well, he's just dhb! the point im making is WHEN healthy dmac is better than gb's running backs and can be used as a huge weapon like the saints do sproles. the one thing allen definitely emphasized in his press conference was that "we are gonna be an explosive offense". that was maybe the most stern thing he said. i also like the fact he said our d is good, but we need to improve in the lb play and the secondary, unlike hue who would just say "we will play better next game". will be interesting to see who gets cut, and what free agents we can get here this offseason. and for the last time and i dont want to say it again, please listen mr mckenzie and coach allen. DO NOT TRADE DARREN MCFADDEN!
3 years, 2 months ago on Greg Knapp gets another crack at running Raiders offense | January
trading dmac would be one of the dumbest things we could do. remember a certain db who couldn't stay healthy here, left here via free agency cause us fans were upset he couldn't stay healthy, he was a huge part of a turnaround on defense for a team that went on to win the superbowl and he also won defensive mvp and has stamped himself into the hall of fame when his career is over? i dont hear no ram fans saying cut sam bradford and he was a number one pick and has missed alot of time with injurys, including last year the same injury as mcfadden. it sucks, but you cant get rid of your best weapon. i like marshawn lynch, but doesn't it strike anyone why he was ran out out of buffalo. and i dont wanna hear cause of fred jackson beat him out. bringing him back home to cali might be a big mistake, but it would excite the crowd cause he plays like a beast, but can he keep his head on straight. i really dont know if we can afford to franchise bush unless its with the understanding to buy more time to get a long term deal. interesting times in oakland for sure.
3 years, 2 months ago on Two top coordinator candidates emerge for Raiders | January
so sad, at home to attend a funeral and pulls a stunt like that. and nick saban said he was the smartest FOOTBALL player he ever coached, notice the emphasis on football cause he's a knucklehead off the field. it may be an isolated incident, but what if that bullet hit an innocent bystander or something, possibly a child. that arresr photo alone should make goodell give him a minimum of 2 games and a max of 4 or 5. totally inexcusable! i defend my raiders to the end, but i dont defend knuckleheads!
3 years, 2 months ago on Rolando McClain facing rough road ahead | January
i guess it was a better higher than some of the names out their floating, marty, tice, and some others. i guess reggie liked his passion and what he says he can bring to the table. we dont know too much about him but i guess we will find out in the upcoming weeks once we here from him. is he definitely hired or not. the colts are holding a press conference tomorrow to announce their new head coach, and we dont have anything planned. guess im just impatient, but i would like to hear what he has to say. as far as carson goes, hopefully he stays. the guy is a professional and just cause his "personal hype man" hues not around doesn't mean he should want to call it quits like he did in cincinnatti, unless coach tells him their going in another direction. give him an offseason, get dmac back healthy (yea right) and clean up the penaltys along with an improved defensive strategy, we should be alright heading into next season. its not like we gotta climb far in our division to get to the top.
3 years, 2 months ago on Where Dennis Allen goes, success follows | January
my biggest issue (worry) is reggie said the new coach will pick his staff, doies allen have the credentials to go out and get some good coordinators (well mainly d cause saunders should still be the o coordinator) to come here with him? who does he have in his corner. i will say one thing, all i heard today from different people on sportstalk say this guy is a bigger higher than we know just cause he isn't the sexy name everyone (including me) wants, he will do wonders for this team.
they're saying allen is the frontrunner and their negotiating, BUT moss and a mystery coach is still in the mix. dont think its a done deal with allen just yet, and i got a funny feeling its not gonna be him, ya know, the raider way. guess im waiting for john herrera to come out and run his mouth so that way i know its the opposite of what he says!
3 years, 2 months ago on Raiders remove coaching staff from website | January
who knows, i wasn't overly happy about the gruden pick back then and it worked out. i just dont know what they see in this guy, even though i dont know or talked to him personally, nor do i know half about football as he does, and im 3 years older than him! they say the broncos defense improved so much, well lets see, we lost our qb and r.b., rivers had his worst season ever siunce he's been a starter, and the chiefs lost almost every good player they had, especially on offense minus dwayne bowe, and this guy turned their d around? it was more so the division came back to them (especially us, damn you hue). i dont know. theyre also saying theirs a mystery candidate along with allen and apparently winston moss. who knows, but we need a booster shot in the worst way (and i mean us the fans). nonetheless, enough crying, im selling whomever we hire and backing him, so as i so often say, GO RAIDERS!!!!!!
3 years, 2 months ago on Raider head coach candidate roundup reveals new frontrunner | January
anxious to see what he's waiting on, or more importantly who. it seems to me, and this is just me, as a new gm you want to get back to success fast and you want to excite the people (especially season ticket holders), what better way to do it than bring back gruden! he has openly said he would love to coach all this talent, cause its more than what he had when he was here. dont know where this is going, but some of these names on this list dont excite me at all! like marty, or this dennis guy!
well we can count green bays o.c. off the list, just seen he was hired as the dolphins head coach!
3 years, 2 months ago on McKenzie's track record with Packers foretells Raiders future | January
i really think were switching to 3-4, cause the best 4-3 d. coordintator i believe was steve spag., and he's gone now. dont know if he was even considered, but i know most raider fans i talk to would have lliked to keep the 4-3 if we had him as d. coord.
they are comparing bowles to mike tomlin around the league. it looks like 1 of the packers coach's will get it, but we need a good staff to go with him and time is not on our side cause teams are swooping up these coordinators. im anxious to see how this goes.
3 years, 2 months ago on Three new Raiders head coach candidates emerge | January
you dont need a pro bowl dt, they dont fall off trees. you have to make em with players around him. most good dt are big space eaters that hold up the oline so linebackers can run free and make players. yea, if you get a hold of a raji then your lucky. the 3-4 is proving to be a good d. broncos switched to it, their d improved. texans d improved, even green bay switched to it a couple years ago. im just waiting to see who gets this job. its nerve racking, but its exciting. also, one last thing thats totally off the subject, the next time i read someone posting on any raider site that we should trade mcfadden, im a jump off a bridge somewhere. that is just absolutely ridiculous. people keep saying if we had him this season more we would have made the playoffs, which i agree, so how does trading him make us better?
3 years, 2 months ago on Signs point to Raiders switching to 3-4 defense | January
i have read so many mixed reviews that im going nuts. the bottom line, as a fan, embrace the decisions. jackson wasn't a great hc,gm, but he was a good hc. big al's passing put too much on him at once, and it overwhelmed him. were we better than last year? 8-8 both years, 6 division wins one year and 3 the next. defense definitely went totally backwards. the only big difference was we went from a yes man in cable, to a outspoken coach who's mouth wrote checks his you know what couldn't cash. the same time he bought carson in, he should have ushered bresnahan out, and we might still be playing this weekend and he mjight still have a job!
3 years, 2 months ago on Davis reached out to "extended family" Raider Legends for GM hire | January
is it me or does mckenzie kinda favors nipsey russell fromt he wiz. nonetheless, reg sounds like he means business, and the one thing he emphasized that stood out to me was "he wants players". that could mean the end of a lot of current raiders that was living off the "big al scholarship" program. im kinda shocked, being they share the same agent, but im also pumped though. this has been long over due nation! and what i like is we dont have far to go to FIRST take this division back, then compete in the playoffs. we need to keep palmer. everyone is high on the kid from green bay, but the one thing i give him is he almost beat pats last year, and put up monstrous numbers against the lions. now were not green bay, but reg was around him and knows what they have. i dont think we can pass up on palmer just yet, but i cant wait till we hire a coach so we as fans can get a direction on where this is headed! GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!
3 years, 2 months ago on What the Raiders can expect as the Reggie McKenzie era begins | January
hue was a very good oc, not head coach. i think with al passing hue thought he was gonna take over the team. mark and amy went with whatever he said with the intentions of letting him make his own bed. even after all that, the press conference waas the last straw. despite hue being right, as the head coach you CANNOT go out like that. he really threw a lot of guys on defense under the bus. they were just playing the D they were told to. that presser was classless and with reggie coming from a classy organization, he wasn't having it. and if hue wanted power in personnel decisions (with no resume to do it), reggie was getting rid of a headache that was waiting to happen. we have long wanted our raiders to gut some dead weight here (aka schillens and others), lokks like it will finally happen. one good thing, it doesn't take much to win the afc west, and the last 3 years every team has won the division, guess who's next ya? GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!
3 years, 2 months ago on Raiders fire Hue Jackson | January
megatron wont happen fellas. vincent jackson could but if he is gonna be franchised by the chargers. i thought they cant franchise him, wasn't that supposedly part of the cba agreement holdup with him.
3 years, 2 months ago on Raiders' new GM McKenzie not just another legend hire | January
they need to get rid of that clown too. never met or talked to the guy, but i dont like him.
hue might be in some trouble. this announcement bought him down to earth. he was riding the high horse there for a while (and maybe us into the ground). how come everytime raider news hits the air, John Herrera comes out and says its not true, like the story about our coordinators getting fired. nonetheless, mckenzie may want to bring his type of coaches in, heck he may can hue and have a big hire in mind (cowher?) never know, but this is the 2nd best news since our pitiful loss last week. the 1st was the report bresnahan was fired! GO RAIDERS!!!!!
moore,murphy,schillens and ford catch that ball.
3 years, 2 months ago on Raiders week 17: Ballers & Busters | January
i know coaches is after the season, i dont know about upper personnel
3 years, 2 months ago on Raiders 2012 opponents announced | January
dont know where to start, but what a disappointing end after a 7-4 start. with everything that happened this year, losing big al (rip), mcfadden hurt, campbell hurt, the palmer trade, the curry trade, ford hurt, moore hurt, and so on and so on, all we had to do was win our last game against one of our hated rivals at home to say the least and make the playoffs, thats it! i told my friend the detroit loss was gonna bite us in the behind in the end, but even with that, we still couldn't get it done. time to sit down, let it blow over and mark and amy make decisions on where this is going moving forward. first order of business is get rid of bresnahan. i have been wishy washy on him all year, but as i look back, besides the games our d blew, we barely hung on to win some games we were in control of, texans, browns, jets, first denver game, bears and so on. im not mad, just highly disappointed cause denver did everything to give us the division and we couldn't take it or didn't want it. which one is it? nonethless, happy new years raider nation!
3 years, 2 months ago on Chargers send Raiders home for the offseason | January
since the ravens are still fighting for the division title, cause they will know before they take the field if the pats lose or not for the #1 seed, they can get #2 by winning over the bengals, and the jets can beat the dolphins and they got a break cause reggie bush is out, so jsut beat the chargers FIRST and let the rest play itself out. i feel good about us today. wish i could be at the game cause its gonna be off the hook. whomever is reading this and going, make some noise every chance you can. i will be watching with my eyes glued to all scores around the league. jackson played the first time we played them and didn't really do nothing. he has a bad hammy if he plays or not, so routte should have a huge advantage over him. keep a safety back, drop a lb 5 - 10 yards off the line in the middle, and go after phillip rivers! on offense, until they can prove they can stop bush, give them a heavy dose. last time he had 30 carries io believe, this time give him 23 (7 for jones) to spell him. keep the reverses and all that stuff coming hue. as always, GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!
3 years, 3 months ago on Focal points: Raiders vs Chargers | December
has their line gotten better over there? at least bres. found out what was working and he kept putting wimbley over there on the line to win that battle. rivers will be peeking that way all day, especially if kam can get to him early.
3 years, 3 months ago on Raiders to finish healthiest they've been nearly all season | December