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Archive for March, 2009

Cable continues to add to his coaching staff

The Raiders moved closer to readiness for the upcoming season by adding three coaches to Tom Cable’s staff.
Cable hired Bert Leone as the defensive quality control coach, Rich Scangarello as his offensive quality control coach and Aaron Pelch as an assistant special teams coach.
Cable has hired 10 new coaches since he was made the full-time head coach by managing general partner Al Davis on Feb. 4. He also has reassigned five coaches to new roles this season.
In other news, quarterback JaMarcus Russell showed up for the offseason workout program Thursday. He reportedly missed the first part of the voluntary workouts so that he could be with his mother while she underwent surgery last week.
Cable started the offseason workouts Mar. 16. Players aren’t required to attend, but they are encouraged to spend as many days as possible working out at the team’s year-round facility.

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Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2009
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No Raiders live chat this week

Just wanted to clarify that there will not be a live chat with Jerry McDonald this week. Jerry will be on vacation the rest of the week and our regular online live chats will resume on Tuesday, March 31 at 1 p.m.

In the meantime, if/when Raiders news happens, we’ll keep you informed.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
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Raiders score Thanksgiving, MNF games

The Raiders will play their first Thanksgiving Day game in 39 years in Dallas against the Cowboys and also will open the season on Monday night with a home game against the San Diego Chargers as the NFL announced its prime time schedule on its Web site.
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Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2009
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Raiders’ Green arrested

Raiders offensive tackle Cornell Green was arrested following a domestic incident in his home town.

Green has been the Raiders starting tackle for past two seasons.

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Posted on Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
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Raider should hope Broncos keep Cutler

It’s better for the Raiders if the Broncos are true to their public stance that they want to keep quarterback Jay Cutler.
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Posted on Friday, March 20th, 2009
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Raiders will tell you when they’re good and ready

You can thank David White of the San Francisco Chronicle for smoking out the latest big news out of Alameda.

When team executive John Herrera said there was no media availability scheduled this week as some of the team gathered for preseason workout sessions, I thought the worst.
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Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2009
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Raiders re-sign Justin Miller, William Joseph

A couple of familiar faces unexpectedly showed up at Raiders headquarters in Alameda Monday morning for the first day of offseason workouts.
Although the team has not announced it, the Raiders have re-signed former Pro Bowl kick returner Justin Miller and defensive tackle William Joseph, which was reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.
With Johnnie Lee Higgins returning punts and Miller back deep for kickoffs, the Raiders had one of the more dangerous return tandems in the league in 2008.
Look for more details on the Miller and Joseph signings to come from Jerry McDonald.

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Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2009
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Barnes deal shows Cable-Davis on the same page

In contrast to the ugliness of the previous regime between owner and coach, this is how the relationship is supposed to work.
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Posted on Saturday, March 14th, 2009
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Crabtree is this year’s McFadden

Last year the most heated debate among readers of this forum was about Darren McFadden.

To draft, or not to draft?
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Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2009
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Raiders’ inaction is a good thing

Taking the better part of two days off with sore throat and slight fever, which works out perfectly because the Raiders haven’t done much of anything either.

And they’re to be praised for it.
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Posted on Sunday, March 8th, 2009
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