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Sharp criticism from Carter, Dilfer

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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  • DMunoz 26

    Tommy Trojan25, go suck your self. USC will be terrible this year. They won’t finish better than 6-5

  • DMunoz 26

    Carter and Dilfer are tools just like Tommy Trojan.

  • DMunoz 26

    I am very pleased with this draft, however. Speed, speed, and more speed. That’s how you win games in this league. Speed kills! Davis still knows what he is doing, and I think you all need to give him some more credit and respect.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    # Tommy Trojan25 Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Heyward-Bey will be one of the best, most fear WRs in the NFL.

    Mitchell will be one of the best, most feared safeties in the NFL.

    Shaughnessy will be one of the funniest defensive lineman in the rotation, you know?

    I don’t know much, but I know this, you know?
    ____________________________________________________

    I can live with DHB as i can live with McFadden and Russell didnt want any of the guys, but heck now they are Raiders…

    Mike Mitchell seems to have it, I posted a youtube clip just as we picked him, he seems to be okay, him at SS and Branch at FS thats okay..

    I still wanted more for us trading down in the 2nd… we should ahve had a 5th round pick IMO too long between our last picks…

    Furthermore, I wanted Antoine Caldwell in 3rd, so Russell had some protection. this Matt fella is just not necessary and he thats the pick that pizzes me off the most…

    the WR in 4th and the OLB makes me shake my head, we need DT and ILB…

  • DMunoz 26

    With their 6th rounder, the Raiders should take the fastest cornerback available.

  • RosevilleRaider

    If nothing else, the Raiders are consistant. Why draft football players, when you can draft speed. You can’t coach speed, “You know”…

  • HayesDaze37

    Dude Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    HayesDaze,

    Are the Raiders known for coaching up guys?
    Is the Raider organization a good place for young players to grow and develop into stars?

    —————————

    Uhh, not until very recently. Time was we never “rebuilt,” we just reloaded all the old guys while hitting a homerun with a youngster or two. Now, whatever else you want to call it, we’re closer to being rebuilt than in any recent memory. Just add the right old guy or two to the mix, and we’re there.

    Rebuilding means young talent must improve, and yes, our young talent has improved improved greatly.

    Of course, I’ll be roundly criticized for saying our youngsters have improved. That can’t be, or the multi-personalities would be…gulp…wrong again!!!

  • DMunoz 26

    RosevilleRaider Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    If nothing else, the Raiders are consistant. Why draft football players, when you can draft speed. You can’t coach speed, “You know”…

    ——————————————————

    Exactly! You can’t teach speed. Great picks. This draft will be remembered as one of the best ever.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Good for Mayock!!!! You would never see Kiper or McShay do something like that.

    I am so sick of analysts talking about a team they no nothing about! Cable and his staff are not preparing to have 7 second drops and chuck and heave every play… That was Art Shell and 2006 – you guys are three years late on that one! I am sick of this create the straw man and tear it down crap. All they are saying is they want to have a vertical threat so the defense has to play the team more striaght up. To many teams have no long threat so teams stack up on them.

    I mean does BSPN really think that Al Davis just looks at 40 times and all the coaches want to insitute an offense from the 1960′s? Did Russell really weigh in at 280 lbs. Was Dilfer looking over him on the scale? Give me a break!!!!

  • Brien the General 510

    Al figures one of these times he will look like a genius again. Irs only a matter of time eh? Its not looking good

  • HayesDaze37

    Repost:

    Here come the multi-personalities now…this will be entertaining. Dude, you’re going to have allies. Dunno if they’re worth bragging about, though.

    Will one person — ONE PERSON — tell me what DHB’s downfall is? The fact he wasn’t a “good value?” How do any of you know that without seeing him in pre-season at the very least? Before Nnamdi gives us an update on how they go head-to-head in camp?

    The easiest thing to do is say the wrong pick was made, when there are a few thousand guys to pick from (and none have proven anything). It takes ballz to go get who you think is your man.

    Weak, and no character to proclaim failure before anybody’s stepped on the field. Weak and no character — coming from BrienThePrivates, MR, Norcoma Bob, and whatever the aliases are today. What a surprise!

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    # DHarris Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    La Milicia Negra Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    this guy does NOT sound as the sharpest tool in the shed….
    —————————————-
    HAHA… too funny, this guy is going to make more money in the next year than you will likely in the next twenty! He’s being interviewed, over the phone no-less, and he’s probably just 21 years old. When you were 21 you were likely studying for your GED in night school and the interview you had to give was to the police department.
    ____________________________________________________

    bwhaahhahaha… he most likely will, though i earn what I do, and i love my job, I have more responsibility than any of our Raiders does and i really dont care how much they earn… i assume they dont care about how much i earn… or how much i pay in taxes which btw is 56%…

    one thing is sure i didnt even sound that stupid when i was 12…. I speak 5½ languages, ive studied what i want and never paid a dime…

  • Brien the General 510

    Cant teach speed is correct. But you can preach stupidity in the front office. Raiders are tripping today. Hope Al makes a miracle happen

  • Tommy Trojan25

    Our pick is coming up!

  • Tommy Trojan25

    Linemen, linemen, linemen!!!

  • IndianaRaider

    nice, espn is playing virtual madden 2010. Maybe they could load up the Raiders and explain how to stop the run.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Indiana Raider

    To stop the run take the joystick out of Rob Ryans hand!!!! :-)

  • DMunoz 26

    Tommy Trojan, the pick is going to be a CB.

  • Brien the General 510

    HayesDaze37 Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    Repost:

    Here come the multi-personalities now…this will be entertaining. Dude, you’re going to have allies. Dunno if they’re worth bragging about, though.

    Will one person — ONE PERSON — tell me what DHB’s downfall is? The fact he wasn’t a “good value?” How do any of you know that without seeing him in pre-season at the very least? Before Nnamdi gives us an update on how they go head-to-head in camp?

    The easiest thing to do is say the wrong pick was made, when there are a few thousand guys to pick from (and none have proven anything). It takes ballz to go get who you think is your man.

    Weak, and no character to proclaim failure before anybody’s stepped on the field. Weak and no character — coming from BrienThePrivates, MR, Norcoma Bob, and whatever the aliases are today. What a surprise!

    ********************

    Words of a beta male who adores watching reality television!

    You must be pulling a standup routine right now. The lines are awful dont you see that. That is where the anger comes from. You dont need NFL credentials to know that a team’s trenches must be tough in order to have a championship caliber franchise. You guys kill me sometimes

  • Tommy Trojan25

    Good for you LMN, you’re an amazing human being. I deffer to you on all matters as you are infinitely more intelligent and credible than I am.

  • IndianaRaider

    1960AutumnWind Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Indiana Raider

    To stop the run take the joystick out of Rob Ryans hand!!!!

    ==============================================

    k, done. Now what? heh

  • UP LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER

    AFTER THIS DRAFT I DIDNT THINK I WOULD EVER SMILE AGAIN I WAS SO DEPRESSED.

    BUT THIS KID HAD ME ROLLING WITH ALL THAT “you know” STUFF THAT WAS HILARIOUS I WAS SERIOUSLY TEARING UP I WAS LAUGHING SO HARD.

    THOSE WERE DIRECT QUOTES THE WRITER WASNT EVEN TRYING TO WRITE COMEDY.

    AL DAVIS KNEW WE ALL NEEDED CHEERING UP THATS WHY HE MADE THAT PICK SO WE COULD READ THOSE Q&A AND GET A GOOD LAUGH HE REALLY IS A GENIUS.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    what will our next pick be? a QB???? a RB??? or a WR ?? or a CB?

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

    Follet is still available? Too bad the Raiders aren’t in the market for an upgrade at LB.

  • dickv

    damn Bear pascoe is gone. If we don’t get Murtha I will completely get shut out on my wish list of playas.

  • Brien the General 510

    Let’s go off this draft alone…………..how many players will be with the Raiders when Obama is up for re-election?

  • DMunoz 26

    CB

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    # Tommy Trojan25 Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Good for you LMN, you’re an amazing human being. I deffer to you on all matters as you are infinitely more intelligent and credible than I am.
    _____________________________________________________

    LOL, I highly doubt that, remember you ahd the McFadden pick =)

  • dickv

    Is Chris Baker still on the board?

  • Brien the General 510

    Brannan Southerland anyone? Nice FB with hands and strength

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Indy

    Unfortunately “you know” is the answer… :-(

  • HayesDaze37

    DMunoz26 said:
    Exactly! You can’t teach speed. Great picks. This draft will be remembered as one of the best ever.

    —————————

    D — There’s no more guarantee of this being the best ever, than there is that it’s been a horrible draft. Those guarantees are as worthless as the multi’s saying everything the team did this weekend was wrong.

    Neither extreme is true, until they are proven true.

  • DMunoz 26

    Captain Munnerlyn CB South Carolina

    This will be the pick boys!

  • Tommy Trojan25

    La Milicia Negra Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    # Tommy Trojan25 Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Good for you LMN, you’re an amazing human being. I deffer to you on all matters as you are infinitely more intelligent and credible than I am.
    _____________________________________________________

    LOL, I highly doubt that, remember you ahd the McFadden pick =)
    ———————-

    And the Schilens pick, and the Scott pick. Not bad if I do say so myself, but I won’t say so myself, you know…

  • Brien the General 510

    DHB was drafted at 7 and the Raiders believe he is a starter in 09 right?

  • SnB Defense

    Look…its a big boom or a big blazin bust…..with all of the picks…even the 4th rounders…because of the players passed over.

    All the talking in the world can’t overcome the fact that the Raiders deployed the WORST draft strategy since Mike Ditka trading all his picks for Ricky Williams.

    Its nothing against the players…DHB and the recently discovered Mike Mitchell have a lot of potential and have the RIGHT attitude. Also a chip on their shoulders.

    Louis Murphy will give depth and is a better option than the wasted pick of Arman Shields, Watkins and Holland…3 players that were never going to see the field anyway….

    Slade Norris and Shaughnessy…depth guys…not like they aren’t any better or worse then what’s on the roster now….with the exception of Trevor Scott…Scott is a player…but maybe Norris or Shaughnessy develop into player too.

    The players are going to the their best to shine. Especially with the spotlight on them,

    But Davis’ draft strategy. Its indefensible…It was the worst drafting strategy I have ever seen. THat’s not up for debate. I don’t care how good those players develop. Absolutely no regard for value or salary cap

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    LOL, pick “Favorite” i would love to have a jersey with that on the back =)

  • dickv

    Murtha or Baker @ 199. i bet they will both on the team in 2012.

  • DarthPirate

    It’s possible that Shaughnessy was scared shi!tless doing that interview, or at least he was nervous. I’m terrible at public speaking, so I’m gonna give him the benefit of the doubt here.

    You know? :D

  • dickv

    951,

    they got a line backer.

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

    Might as well draft captian morgan, at least that would serve a purpose.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    Trojan…

    I DO remember, I ahd schilens and Branch =) and when you start mentioning this Scott, I did some research and understood why you ahd him, so he was on my board as well…

    Man i miss Kiffin making draft picks…

  • Brien the General 510

    Wonder what bullshyt pick this is…………….any guesses

  • http://justwinbaby! 909RaiderLifer

    All I can say is:

    YIPPIE I AYYYYY MINI SIRLOIN BURGERS!

    YIPPIE I OHHHHH MINI SIRLOIN BURGERS!!

    Ya Know?

  • SnB Defense

    My problem is the team didn’t get more physical up front.

    Still relying on the secondary to stop the run…..

  • Crow

    It’s pointless to complain about a 6th round pick, but I’m definitely going to give an honest effort.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    how will we stop the run??

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

    Next pick will be A.Q. Shipley, C from PSU

  • DarthPirate

    How long until our rookies get to some sort of a camp? This will be fascinating to hear about their skills and development. At least we are never bored as Raiders fans.

  • doriangray

    :( how in the fukk does trent dilfer have the audacity to criticize anybody . ?