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Press conference at noon Wednesday

Just got word the Raiders have called a press conference at noon Wednesday.

At that time, Tom Cable will be announced as the head coach.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Anyone Can Troll

    Halloweenie.

  • Hubbard Run Me Throw

    The Raiders will hold a press conference tomorrow at 12:00 PM PST to announce the signing of their new head coach: Christian Bale. He’s a motivator.

  • S&B – Nation Collective

    M,

    I hope you are right. I am a big Asomugha guy and he has a big impact on the defense.

    But if the guy refuses to sign a longterm deal, are you willing to see him go in 2010 for nothing?

    THEY ARE WHO WE KNOW THEY ARE….31ST AGAINST THE RUN!

  • DarthPirate

    By the way, the latest McShay mock draft at ESPN has the Raiders selecting Crabtree.

  • Undead Al

    Al drafted McFadden and Bush would be my response, so based on that fact I think Al wants to run first. Drafting Russell was a no brainer at that time of his selection but Al could have passed on McFadden and he took a big risk with Bush not knowing if he could ever play again.

  • Dakota

    i like bread

  • BIG EASY

    Steelers- stable, football comes first, classy
    Raiders- AL comes first, coaching secondary, altletes not players, shady

    AL puts more energy in trying to do it “his way” that it undermines any attempt to have structure that doesnt put him first

    AL doesnt belive in chemistry…he forgets that without Ron Wolfe or Tom Flores…he be just a maverick shrewd buisnessman

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    Halloweenie.

  • Jaysohn

    The one thing you can have as a fan every year is blind hope and optimism. With the economy in the toilet and me losing my job soon, even though I know there’s only a slim chance that Cable will be successful, I’m gonna hold onto to that slim chance. At least that may get me to September or if I’m lucky maybe even October. We all know how Al operates by now and to be part of the Raider Nation means you just accept it. We don’t have to like it but thats still my team, I’m not jumping ship. Maybe Cable isn’t the next Bill Walsh, Bill Parcells or even Tom Flores but there were few good signs of things that happened at the end of the season. For one he benched players that weren’t producing and had some players complain about it, which is a good thing. The offense actually started to put points on the scoreboard and at least there seemed to be a plan of attack. And the most important thing is the team didn’t completely tank and actually played hard the last few games. Now maybe that means nothing but how often had we seen this team now even show up over the last few years. To have a young team not give up down 10 in the final quarter of a losing season maybe, just maybe provides something to build on. And if not there’s nothing to lose in at least hoping because there’s enough negativity otherwise. Just Win Baby…

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    The cable “decision”? LOL. If you want to call it a decision. I think the decision was made by the people Al was trying to bring in. I’m telling you, that press conference firing Kiffin may have gotten the Davis crowd fired up but it ensured that we’ll never get any head coach worth a damn again. Ever. Not even coordinators. Only a Davis yes-man would work here now. They don’t have to worry about getting the overhead projector action. They know all they have to do is what Mr. Davis asks them too, and they’ll just be scapegoated in a short and brief matter, without ad hominem. They try to be a coach, they get the projector.

  • LAto theBay

    Later Nation. Maybe we’ll be talkin about another sideshow press conference. Al brings the overhead projector, i bring the popcorn.

  • BamaRaider

    If we wouldn’t have got screwed by the snow-job, we beat pittsuburgh and win the SB that year.
    So atleast we would be at 4 to 5. I would be OK with that.
    -moshbucket

  • Jhill

    So then, if the prospects available are not much better than JLH and Chaz AND the Raiders have other pressing needs to fill, why would the Raiders use their top picks on a receiver?

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    I could use that same argument against your boy Raji. He is not going to supplant Kelly, so why spend the #7 pick on him? We are not moving Kelly to DE, Warren and Sands to the bench for a college duo of Raji and Brace.

    We all agree that the run defense needs to be addressed. Some of us just think that a combo of either Maybin or Orakpo at #7, and Brace or Hood in the 2nd would be a better way to address it. A starting Dline of Orakpo-Kelly-Brace-Burgess would address the run concerns. Especially if Scott gets a lot of time for Burgess.

  • Undead Al

    I don’t think Davis will worry about the cap until a new CBA is reached.

  • http://www.silverandblackattack.blogspot.com silverandblackattack

    the press conference will be at 4:15 ET according to ESPN and NFL network.

  • BIG EASY

    Halloweenie coaching staff

  • M

    S&B,

    to me Nnamdi, a man of character by all accounts, deserves to be recompensed as much or more than all of the self-serving CB divas combined. And yes, I would allow him to go if he chooses to without begging for draft picks. For nothing. Kicking him out the door for the sake of expediency would be unworthy, in my opinion.

  • BIG EASY

    AL makes me luagh..he needs to be charcter on Southpark or Family guy or Simsons because this is ridiculous

    Dr.Phil would shoot AL in the head with a bazzooka

  • jraider

    Jerry-
    I have heard Marc Trestman has yet to be contacted by the Raiders.

  • M

    Jaysohn,

    post 209 speaks for may of us.

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    BamaRaider, people say that the game plan we ran vs. Pittsburgh in ’02 was actually the game plan Gruden would have used against them in the AFC title game had we beat NE. Who knows? That year could have been our year. But of course, Davis was running Gru out of town during the season and it created too many distractions, leading to late season losses that resulted in us having to play in NE to begin with.

  • Florida Pete

    Florida Pete Says:
    February 3rd, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    I agree 100% M!

    This isn’t a democracy so just lay down and take it like a good fan!

    It is obvious that Cable is way better than Kiffie .25% vs .333.

    I think I proved my point!

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    MR… i don’t think you’re very good at being me…

    for one thing… i get my facts straight…

    also, i would never capitalize kiffie…

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    I miss that little alpha male fk’er.

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    Florida Pete, I would never post under your name and make you look smart without charging you a fee. It’s not me, bud.

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    I suck at trolling.

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    I’m so transparent.

  • S&B – Nation Collective

    Jhill says,

    I could use that same argument against your boy Raji. He is not going to supplant Kelly, so why spend the #7 pick on him? We are not moving Kelly to DE, Warren and Sands to the bench for a college duo of Raji and Brace.

    We all agree that the run defense needs to be addressed. Some of us just think that a combo of either Maybin or Orakpo at #7, and Brace or Hood in the 2nd would be a better way to address it. A starting Dline of Orakpo-Kelly-Brace-Burgess would address the run concerns. Especially if Scott gets a lot of time for Burgess.
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    Because……

    1. Burgess is on the team this year and is healthy
    2. Trevor Scott’s play in 2008 warrants more playing time in 2009. He weighs 255, if he gains 5 to 10 pounds he will have the requisite bulk to be an every down guy
    3. At 6’1 330, Raji can play both DT positions and is far and away the best DT prospect on the team. If stopping the run is a priority, getting the best DT makes the most sense. DTs and MLBs primary responsibility is to stop the run….DEs get to the QB

    Also…

    Like Raji, Crabtree is far ans away the best prospect at his position. Outside of Crabtree, the other wide receiver prospects are not 1st round caliber

    THEY ARE WHO WE KNOW THEY ARE….31ST AGAINST THE RUN!

  • Florida Pete

    DarthPirate Says:
    February 3rd, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    I don’t have a problem with the Cable decision, it just bothers me that it happened so late.

    =============edited by petey===============

    Not saying we are going to be .500 next year, but maybe this isn’t all bad.

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    speaking as an older guy i can tell you time goes by much faster when you’re older…

    and speaking as an employer… each friday comes very quickly when payroll needs to be met… and revenue is skinny…

    I have no idea why it takes uncle Al 12000 years to make a decision…

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  • http://none MaddenRaider

    Florida Pete, Cable is a yes man. and when you’re a yes man to a man who has lost his grip on his profession, it’s not going to be good. Kiffin wasn’t a yes man. He did his own thing. Kiffin was also using a ball control offense that we needed to use, and still need to use. We’d be on the verge of being a playoff team today had Al just let Kiffin do his job.

  • M

    Oh well gentlemen, ladies, it has been fun. Looks like the nattering nabob of negativism has returned in full foolishness. (Yes, put that in your Agnew and smoke it.)

    Later.
    Raider on.

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    And also, Pete, the way Davis handled the Kiffin situation, with his bizarre melt down on national television, ensured we’ll never get a real head coach again, nor GM. That’s why we’re stuck with an offensive line coach who has zero demand in this league…as our HEAD COACH!! Why do you think it took so long to make the announcement? Al probably spent the last few months begging Madden to return. It’s over for Al. This team doesn’t have a chance of having a .500 season until Al is no longer involved, in any capacity. Nobody is coming here now.

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    M, the natteering nabob of negatisvism? Is that what you guys call Al Davis now? He’s the one who’s driven out every good coach we’ve ever had and left us with barney rubble, not me.

  • S&B – Nation Collective

    M Says:
    February 3rd, 2009 at 4:30 pm
    S&B,

    to me Nnamdi, a man of character by all accounts, deserves to be recompensed as much or more than all of the self-serving CB divas combined. And yes, I would allow him to go if he chooses to without begging for draft picks. For nothing. Kicking him out the door for the sake of expediency would be unworthy, in my opinion.
    ======================================================
    I don’t think its about the money with Nnamdi. I can’t believe Davis wouldn’t shell out the dollars to keep the best player this team has seen in 25+ years. But if after all that, Nnamdi doesn’t want to sign making him stay would actually be slapping him in the face. And then you have a disgruntled player in the lockerroom, a distraction. And then after all that, he leaves in 2010 and receive nothing in compensation.

    Try to sign him to long-term. If it becomes evident that’s not possible, trade for draft picks in this year’s draft and fill other needs.

    This is the price of losing. When teams lose like the Raiders have, it becomes harder to attract and keep players.

    THEY ARE WHO WE KNOW THEY ARE….31ST AGAINST THE RUN!

  • sweep the leg

    Hey Pete,

    That was a classic line about “kiffie”—at least Cable is an adult..HAHA!!

  • Hire Jim Fassel/Chris in NY

    I have not been a believer in Cable, but now that it’s apparent he’s the coach what can you do but back him and hope you were wrong?

    Cable’s the guy? Get ‘er done, Tommy.

  • http://view.playlist.com/12165303563/standalone 408RAIDER(GO SHARKS&FREE DIRTY)

    :P

  • Hire Jim Fassel/Chris in NY

    The Autumn Wind is a pirate
    Blustering in from sea
    With a rollicking song he sweeps along
    swaggering boisterously
    His face is weather beaten
    He wears a hooded sash
    With his silver hat about his head
    And a bristly black moustache
    He growls as he storms the country
    A villain big and bold
    And the trees all shake and quiver and quake
    As he robs them of their gold
    The Autumn wind is a Raider
    Pillaging just for fun
    He’ll knock you ’round and upside down
    And laugh when he’s conquered and won.

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    I’d rather have the real Larry the Cable guy instead of Tom Cable.

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    At least we’d have funny press conferences after the 12 losses.

  • S&B – Nation Collective

    Tommy Kelly should be moved back to the defensive end position. He played well at defensive end and that’s where his reputation developed. Plus it will improve the run defense on the outside. Can always bring in Trevor Scott during 3rd and longs.

    At defensive tackle, Kelly just hasn’t made the type of impact that was expected.

  • Ragin

    MR still can’t come up with anything original….

  • S&B – Nation Collective

    Chris in NY says,

    He’ll knock you ’round and upside down
    And laugh when he’s conquered and won.
    ====================================================
    Not with this defensive line!

    THEY ARE WHO WE KNOW THEY ARE….31ST AGAINST THE RUN!

  • http://www.connecticutraider.com 860Todd Christensen’s Shadow(GO SHARKS & FREE DIRTY!)

    Forget Crabtree and get a monster, Kenny Britt. Period!!!! Hey 408!

    FREE DIRTY!

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    LOL. I didn’t know there were judges here rewarding on originality. If there were, where would the geniuses justifying Al Davis’s poor decisions, and the poor kids in denial discussing draft picks that they’re convinced can help us, stand on originality? Hate to say it, but there’s nothing original about THE RAIDERS. It’s just the same old, poorly ran franchise under Al Davis.

  • darkknight01

    BIG EASY Says:
    February 3rd, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    AL makes me luagh..he needs to be charcter on Southpark or Family guy or Simsons because this is ridiculous

    Dr.Phil would shoot AL in the head with a bazzooka

    ^^^LOL….i’m telling you the old man is the Emperor from the star wars movies….

  • Florida Pete

    i forget who it was… but someone came up with a suggestion over the weekend…

    go back to a 3-4 defence…

    taking Maualuga in the 1st, my boy Jaspar Brinkley in the 4th…

    Brace in the 2nd…

    it would make sense under these circumstances to deal Trevor Scott… and i believe we could get a 2nd for him… he had minimal playing time, is not a 3-4 end, had 5 sacks… better than any other rookie including Long, Gholston…

    yeah… this could be very good…

    oh, sorry if i mentioned raider football in a blog devoted to… uh… i forget…

  • http://www.raidermight.com RaiderMight

    It’s official, The Cable man is the Raiders HC. Just got an email from my season tix rep saying:

    “As a loyal Raiders Season Ticket Holder, we want you to be the first to know that Tom Cable has been officially named Head Coach of The Oakland Raiders. Coach Cable will be formally named during a press conference on February 4th, 2009 at the Raiders’ facility in Alameda.”

    A similar message is on Raiders.com.

  • pissedoffraidernation

    i really hopes he proves me wrong…….that’s all i can say

  • http://none MaddenRaider

    E Mail them back, RaiderMight, and ask for a refund on your tickets.

  • pissedoffraidernation

    are you sure the press conference isnt going to be held in the hospital where al davis is…lol