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Sharp criticism from Carter, Dilfer

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, April 26th, 2009 at 1:42 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The day started out nice as the Raiders received an apology of sorts from NFL Network Mike Mayock over his downgrading of safety Mike Mitchell, but later disintegrated after an ESPN studio session following a routine interview with coach Tom Cable by Suzy Kolber.

Some highlights:

Dilfer

“(Russell is) more accurate than people give him credit for. He’s definitely not a quarterback yet. He doesn’t do all the things quarterbacks do. I do believe the work ethic question is a legitimate one. When you can become 280 pounds in the offseason, that tells me something about how you value working out.

“Among the issues, you’re talking about speed going to help a quarterback. What about trust and dependability. And I’ll segue to you (Cris Carter), because what you did in the NFL, is a craft. It’s not just about being a fast athlete. It’s a craft. And quarterbacks need a receiver that value it as a craft, so you can trust and depend on them, especially in the critical moments in games.

Carter

“I don’t know how to build a football team. I admit that. And there’s a lot of other things I don’t know how to do. I do know how to make a receiver into a receiver, and I do know how to recognize a receiver when he can make a contribution to an NFL team.

“Darrius Heyward-Bey _ he made honorable mention All-ACC. Now you’re telling me that I just spent 50 million dollars on my quarterback, he’s my franchise quarterback, and I’m going to get a guy who’s going to be in the ACC, be inconsistent. He had games when he didn’t even catch a ball. So how’s that going to help JaMarcus? If he can’t catch a ball in an ACC game, he gets to the National Football League, now you know they have a reason to make him disappear.”

Dilfer

“It’s a different game. You can’t protect long enough to throw the football, fifth-five, sixty-yards down the field. It doesn’t work. That formula, run, run, run, suck ‘em up, throw it over their head, doesn’t work. It doesn’t work anywhere, and hasn’t worked for years.

“That’s why the best offensive coaches in this league offense understand the horizontal stretch as well as a vertical stretch. You have balance your offense to move the chains.”

Carter

“Honorable mention! Did anybody mention that?”

On Sunday morning, Mayock, when told the Chicago Bears were reportedly poised to select Mitchell, “apologized” for saying the Raiders could actually drafted the cornerback in the fifth round or later.

Mayock said he had seen no film of Mitchell and had no real handle on his skills.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfRIEg5IMBI&feature=related Raider Nation 951

    Overview
    Despite signing with Iowa in 2004, Myers’ career seemed at a standstill. Not even listed on the depth chart in the spring of 2006, he developed into a reliable red-zone target as a junior, scoring five touchdowns on just 21 receptions for the season. Again listed as a backup entering his senior season, Myers parlayed injuries by others and his own development into earning first-team All-Big Ten accolades. Myers isn’t a special athlete, but in tying for the team lead with four receiving touchdowns in 2008, he is viewed by some as an ascending prospect. Others, however, question if his effectiveness was due to defenses stacking the line of scrimmage in an effort to slow running back Shonn Greene.

    This is who Al traded UP to get? I hear a pasture calling for you Al, head into the light there big guy.

  • sparrows72

    worst draft ever.
    we needed linemen we got track athletes and often injured fringe players…..and all of them were reaches.

    4-12 if we are lucky

  • Kirk

    Stryker Sulak?

    Sounds like a character from Duck Dodgers from the 23rd and 1/2 century!!!

  • Kirk

    A tight end?

    WTF?

    I think Al is getting to be like Howard Hughes in his last days….

  • GRaider

    Hey, watch it. Don’t be dissing Duck Dodgers.

  • silverandblackattack

    OH NO IM SO AFFENDED. CRIS CARTER PUTTING DOWN THE RAIDERS, AL DAVIS, AND TOM CABLE. UMMMM HOW MANY SUPERBOWLS DID CARTER WIN? AND REALLY! DILFER! MR. ONE SHOT WONDER GIVING ADVICE TO RUSSELL, LMFAO! WE HAVE GARCIA FOR THAT. ESPN IS SUCH A JOKE!

    http://WWW.SILVERANDBLACKATTACK.BLOGSPOT.COM

  • RIP Dan Birdwell

    Dilfer, who was never much of an NFL QB says this:

    “It’s a different game. You can’t protect long enough to throw the football, fifth-five, sixty-yards down the field. It doesn’t work. That formula, run, run, run, suck ‘em up, throw it over their head, doesn’t work. It doesn’t work anywhere, and hasn’t worked for years.”

    Hey, stupid, you’re not much an analyst, either. That’s exactly how the Pittsburgh Steelers won their Super Bowl. Pound Pound Pound Bettis, then make the D scared of getting caught inside with Parker, then deep down the field.

    It’s very hard to respect the job people do when they know less than people who aren’t being paid merely for their opinion.

  • doriangray

    TRENT DILFER YUR 3 INCH PRICK DOESNT WORK EITHER

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