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Tom Cable Day 2 Q&A

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A transcript from Tom Cable’s press conference Sunday following Day 2 of the NFL Draft:

Cable: Just to talk a little bit about Day 2, it started with Matt Shaughnessy, a defensive end from Wisconsin, we needed a guy that gives us something like Trevor Scott, that type of guy, but a little more size, and we feel good about that. Louis Murphy, we thought, would have been gone by then. The first question you’ll probably ask me is he played in spread system, yes he did. But always as an outside receiver, so he’s more apt to make the transition in to the pro system. Slade Norris has been at linebacker and played at rush end the last two years at Oregon State. We’re going to stand him up and play him at the SAM linebacker spot. Stryker Sulak was an end also, but also a linebacker in their system, depending on how they played certain teams he would be an inside linebacker, he’d be an edge linebacker, put his hand on the ground and be a defensive end as a pass rusher. So again, we’ll stand him up to start, at the linebacker spot. And then the last one, was a guy that I really felt we had to have, this was the last piece to those four I talked about earlier in the year, that we had to have the tight end that really had some physicalness to him so we could take some of that away from Zach Miller and use him in the passing game a little bit more. Overall, like every coach says, I’m very pleased, what we did, who we got and who we’re bringing in here.

Q: Was it Myers you wanted or just the position?

Cable:I t was Myers. There was two guys on there, Pascoe and Myers, and Pascoe went just before. So, either way, whichever one fell to us we were going to go after and get it.

Q: How does Shaughnessy stand out, more like Richardson or Scott?

Cable: You look at a guy who I think has 48 starts at Wisconsin. He’s been on a number of successful teams. A little more size than Trevor, not as big as Jay, so somewhere in between there. But I like the motor, I like what I got out of him. If you look at the East-West game he really was productive in that all star game, and then just his numbers, playing that much in that league, at that school, is a pretty good accomplishment.

Q: Not a lot of depth at guard, no o-linemen drafted, a reason for that?

Cable: Well, as I mentioned, we kind of went into it talking about the offensive line, you know, for a purpose, really because we had signed Khalif Barnes, Erik Pears, at tackle, and then obviously the trade, which was huge, if you look at the value of that sixth pick, today, that’s a tremendous gift for us. That’s a great trade. Getting Samson traded, getting us the depth there, we’re in good shape. The depth at guard, Cooper, Robert, Paul McQuistan would be the third guy in there, and then you’ve got some other guys that we’ve put in there. I’m trying to think of the names right now. Mark Wilson would be a guy who is cleared now and has come back from the ankle fracture.

Q: Were you intent on getting another receiver, or just couldn’t pass up Murphy?

Cable: Just could not pass him up. Could not pass him up.

Q: Does this young group of receivers have a veteran leader?

Cable: Yeah, that’s a good point. Javon would clearly be the veteran in the group. What we did was we raised the bar at that position, dramatically. And now we’ve got great competition. Can we overcome some of the youthfulness and all that? Probably not, but I think that’s the least of our worries right now, just in terms of getting more production there and better players there.”

Q: Sulak is known for being overly aggressive, is that a concern in terms of penalties?

Cable: None at all. The Raiders need that again. We need more of that. With some discipline along. You can’t be crazy, but you need that attitude.

Q: Would you look at existing veteran free-agent wide receivers?

Cable: You know, I think at this point probably not, because I like the group now. Very satisfied. Did not think Murphy would be there. Had Murphy not been there, that was definitely an option. But now you’ve created, again, another talented guy that can really run. Probably don’t need to do it yet.

Q: A challenge for up/down hybrids to become full-time stand-up guys?

Cable: You’re seeing more and more of that out of the 4-3 teams. That Sam or Will linebacker that on third down’s putting his hand on the ground. We actually did a little study. There’s a tremendous amount of guys that are making that transition, standing up on first and second down and putting their hand down on third. That’s really all over the league now, and some of the very good pass rushers are like that.

Q: Have you done enough to address the issues in run defense?

Cable: We did. First of all, kind of a two-part question there. The run game is kind of addressed a couple of ways. I think that we’ve gotta coach better and clean up some things in terms of what we’re doing, system-wise. I think we’ve addressed that by the coaching staff we’ve hired. And then we’ve got to get better at the linebacker spot. And when I say better, I mean more depth there. That’s really a key for us. You look what happens who we lose a guy, and then we kind of have to piecemeal it together. So this gives us a chance to not have that issue. Mitchell definitely upgrades us if any of you have taken the time to look at him now and see what he is physically. We feel a lot better about it. So we’ve got some good tackles on this football team. They’ve gotta play like it.

Q: Which of the five could play on special teams?

Cable: Actually all five guys we drafted today that was part of it. It’s a great question and that was part of it. My belief in the whole thing was what was their special teams value. You get on the phone with a Louis Murphy and tell him you want to pick him and be an Oakland Raider and the first thing he wanted to know is what is the strength coach’s phone number and can I get on special teams. That’s a great thing. We knew that about him. They all had that characteristic in there. It plays a big role, definitely.

Q: How would you assess how your plan worked out, better than hoped?

Cable: It did. The one thing we had to do was get about three, four key players in free agency and we’re actually stared on that already. When we get done here I’ll go get involved in that. That’s really a key thing for us. I still think we need to find a fullback, maybe another tight end, defensive tackle. Those things jump at me right away. In terms of addressing that in the draft, in some ways we did other than the fullback and the defensive tackle thing but those weren’t priority draft things. They were there if we could do it late, if the right guy was there. If not, we’d go to priority free agents.

Q: So those weren’t part of the four things you need?

Cable: The defensive end definitely was, the receivers were as you knew, the safety was and the tight end. Those were really the keys so we got that done.

Q: These guys seem like good character guys, what happened to the Raiders tradition of castoffs, misfits, etc. . .

Cable: Very much so. If you remember back to week 10, maybe it was week nine
I think. I made a statement to the media team after having a team meeting with just the team and I, the players and I, no coaches, no one else in here and we talked about that issue. If you want to start
winning, if you want to change things around here then the BS has to stop. You have to start living and playing with honor and that means doing things right, with discipline and being selfless. I thought we really took to that the last six weeks and I see it in the offseason program. That’s who I am. I don’t want to do that and inherit a bunch of craziness. At the same time, men are men, boys are boys and they do there things. But I don’t want to bring someone in here that I thought was crazy, that couldn’t fit, that was about him. He had to be about the team. He had to ask me on the phone after we picked him if he could play on special teams. Those kinds of things were really important to me.

Q: Did you mean you’re going to bring in undrafted free agents or veteran free agents?

Cable: It could be both, absoulely. It could be both.

Q: What position is Marcus Johnson going to play?

Cable: Offensive lineman. He’s playing guard.

Q: What do you make of the reports criticizing your picks?

Cable: Well, the first thing you have to know about me is, I don’t need to stand up and beat my chest and say, ‘The hell with everyone.’ I’m going to probably take a statement, if you will, from Bill Walsh. When you find a player you want, go get him. Don’t worry about it. Go get him. And that’s what I did. I’ll take the heat for that. We’ve since had people coming back apologizing, turning on film and saying, ‘Oh, my god, well this guy was going to Chicago, and they admitted that they were going to take him at 49. So, it makes some people look pretty foolish now. But, the bottom line is, I kind of live by that statement from coach Walsh. When you find the one you want, go get it. Don’t let anyone detract you and don’t worry about what they say.

Q: Does it matter much that a player such as Murphy played for a winning team?

Cable: Yeah, that’s a huge point. If you look at every one of these kids. Heyward-Bey kind of up and down but enough you need to say he had a winning record in college. Mike Mitchell won. Shaughnessy won. Mike Mitchell is part of turning around a program that used to be very poor at the University of Ohio. Shaughnessy won a lot of game. Louis Murphy, who we’re talking about directly here, has won two national championships. Not only did he feel like I didn’t have to be the guy but he was also a team captain. So, those qualities you’re talking about. Slade Norris, that program has really taken off in the last few years, that’s doing well at Oregon State. Stryker Sulak, Missouri. That speaks for itself what they’ve been doing lately. Then you look at Brandon Myers. Iowa has consistently been there. They had a couple years prior to this year that were a little up and down. But all of these kids are winners and all of t hem come with leadership and a number of them having been captains.

Q: Did you have any interest or talks regarding Anquan Boldin or Braylon Edwards?

Cable: We did not.

Q: People would call DHB and Mitchell classic size-speed-weight Al Davis picks. Are they Cable picks too? Did you two sell each other on picks?

Cable: We actually had a plan early that we would go out and kind of target the first couple of rounds separately and see where we’re at. The thing was we had one wanted in the first and that was Darrius without question. And two, we both had the same two guys. And it was the same position, we knew who they were, we knew what we wanted to do. So when they both hit it really was kind of unique because we had agreed that’s where we were at. Very much together in it and the rest kind of took care of itself. I think when you look at the draft, the characteristics of the player, athletically, size, speed numbers and all that. Certainly those are Oakland raider numbers, Al davis numbers and all that. At the same time the other things that go with it, my name’s right there with it.

Q: Are some of these players similar to the guys you have?

Cable: Yeah, I think one of the things that sold me on Mike was the fact that I love Tyvon. And I watched him play before he got hurt last year and being a gunner on special teams and his play on defense and said you know what, I want another one like that. I like that so much I want another one. And he got hurt and we missed it. And so I know think what you did is you made yourself better. You’ve got two guys like Tyvon. Again you did nothing but get better. And having been around that last year I really gained fondness for what he’s capable of and what he brought to the table. The great thing about Tyvon is his attitude and how he plays and how he works in the weight room and out on the field. He challenges people in a respectful way. He’s really good.

Q: Is Murphy anything like Schillens?

Cable: They’re similar really because they’re big guys that can run. Yeah. Does the height, weight speed thing fit the raiders thing, absolutely. Does this guy with all those things we just talked about, the championships, the captain, the ability to make plays. Being the outside receiver in a spread offense system which is conducive to coming to pro football. All those things add up. Yeah, maybe there is a comparison.

Q: How were things different for you this year as head coach? A fun experience?

Cable: it was. There some times, the trade with New England to get where we wanted to be to position ourselves. We held on to that second four, got a pick out of it. Carolina was willing to deal with us at the end. Those are kind of tense moments you know leading up to it. Especially day 2 because you’re time is shorter on the clock. But I dig that stuff. I think it’s cool. I liked it. I just think there was a Plan A, Plan B, however it was going to go to make the deal. We were fortunate people worked with us so it was good.

Q: How did you come up with your draft day style?

Cable: We do things here I think in a certain way. I think there’s a lot of fact to that. Whether you want to call it the Al Davis way, the Oakland raider way, it’s our way and one of the things that I’ve learned being here two years prior was the more you do diligence as an assistant coaching staff, the more you get every I dotted, T crossed, and you find and you look and background check and go get some more and find even more. The more you do that, the smoother it is through the process. And that’s what we did and I thought the staff did a great job. I thought the scouts, we were on with them, they were on with us, that’s what really got me excited. We really connected this year and everything worked. We had a plan and we stuck to the plan and we got who we needed to get.

Q: Was it the least contentious draft since you got here?

Cable: Aw come on now, we had fun today and yesterday, that’s the way drafts are supposed to be. There’s heated moments, you’re competing against 31 other teams to make your team better so I’m not going to go there. It’s what it’s supposed to be David.

Q: Seahawks went to Super Bowl with john Marshall defense, what does he bring here?

Cable: There’s two things I mention when I hired him and the reason I hired those guys on defense. One, they’ve been a part of building something, which you just mentioned. They’ve all been a part of playing and coaching and winning Super Bowls. They’ve also lost Super Bowls but they’ve also been to the top of the mountain. I just felt like the experience of all that is what this football team needs. We’ve got some good players. I’m not going to change my deal on that. We’ve got good players. Do we need more? Always, that’s what we’ve been doing the last two days. But they got to put them in the right place, teach them how to do it the right way then get the hell out of the way and let them play and that’s really what my plan was and it’s coming together as I see it.

Q: How different will passing game be with all these young guys?

Cable: I think it’s going to be night and day. Now, does that mean we’re going to be a top-20, top-15, what I’m hoping for? Yeah, we will. When? I’m not sure. But I look at it now and I see, you know what? We can attack you all over the field now. We’ve got guys who can catch and make a play somewhere, they can beat press coverage, they can get up top and run away. So I look at that and I just feel like with Johnnie and Chaz and the improvement those guys made, particularly at the end of the year last year, and add these two new guys in and see if we can get Javon Walker healthy, find out about Arman Shields, what does he bring to the table. You start looking at it and, you know what? We raised the bar. We now have a group at that position that can go out and compete and we’re going to have some pretty high competition at that spot.
All right, thank you.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • alisgod

    Dude Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 8:39 pm
    Alisgod,

    So you admit you are basing your opinion strictly on youtube. LOL! Did you happen to notice they replayed the same hits over and over at different angles?

    STFU with your irrational Al Davis bootlicking garbage. Your jaw must be tired from sarkn so much Al pickle. Go watch some more youtube.

    ————————

    Sure I do. Moreover, I have googled every fcking piece of material written on him and about him and even comments from his teammates posted on the web…before he was picked. I PREDICTED HE WOULD BE PICKED AT ROUND 2. See the guy with the name JM95054 on that tube video posting that comment. That was me you fcking moron.

    You on the other fcking hand sits on your ass and whine on here like Mr. I think you are Mr. as a matter of fact. Did you watch Kiper admitted today that his contact said another team was going to pick him in the 3rd round. That was Kiper’s way of saying I am sorry. Chicago admitted they would have drafted him at 49.

    If you love Miss Crabtree so much I recommend swithcing to a pink uniform and go to their blog…if they have one. You fck head!

  • Nnamdi21

    146. Way to go Marley. Good post!

  • Nnamdi21

    Peace and enjoy the week!

    Konnichiwa bishes!

  • jhill

    No problem Teach ..

  • As for not having a possession receiver Miller is that guy if he doesn’t have to stay in and block.

  • Trolls 35 Raiders 0

    Good night buttholeprick :mrgreen: You can come out and bore the other posters to tears now 😆

  • blackdeath29

    as much as i like dhb and mitchell my favorite picks are norris and sulak,because i can hold out hope the defense will blitz more than they did last year.

  • raiderrej

    does anyone else get the feeling our “D” will lead the league helmet to helmet fines?

    MITCHELL AND JOSEPH—> Bash Brothers!!!

  • jhill

    Our team is better today than it was Friday.

    Period!

    Do we have some more moves to make? Sure do.

    But good start.

  • Dude

    Has there ever been a Raider draft pick you didnt love? Hows that workn for you lately?

    “Yo man, the dude ROCKS youtube, totally means he will dominate in the NFL” LOL!!!

    Guess the combine people dot have you tube. Shame on them. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 24

    Mike Mitchell should pick #32 or #42.

  • blackdeath29

    raiderrej Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 9:05 pm
    does anyone else get the feeling our “D” will lead the league helmet to helmet fines?

    MITCHELL AND JOSEPH—> Bash Brothers!!!

    _____________________________________
    sulak is a nasty player too.

  • alisgod

    YoungAmerican Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Come on, man, didn’t you know? YouTube is the most objective source of information LYK EVAR.
    —————————

    Hey you dumba$$,do you ever think why the top 5 rated safeties all have their hilites on youtube? if you are not going to look good on youtube then when are you going to look good? Surely you can see a player’s upside on youtube. We dont know his downside but we can sure as hell see his upside. Mitchell is the only guy with 9 MINUTES OF HILITES. And dont start with the fck dumb comment about replaying. You dont replay 9 minutes of hilites.

    Now STFU do your homework before you take me on son!

  • Dude

    DHB didnt light it up at Maryland. How do you figure he will here?

    Mitchell wasnt great at Ohio. Hows he gonna kick arse here?

  • Crow

    dickv Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Crow,

    i can’t agree with you don’t need speed. after watching Curry, and Porter slug around for the last couple of years, i am all for infusing more speed into the position.
    __________________________________________________

    I never said you don’t need speed. You just don’t need 4.3 speed. What you need is skill, and DHB is lacking in skill compared to other WRs in this class.

    I’d rather we had reached for Hakeem Nicks, to be perfectly honest. It would have been no less ridiculous, but would have netted us a legit WR rather than a track guy with WR aspirations.

  • jhill

    So what does all this mean for the post draft activity?

    Can you believe how many LBs we took?

    Is Morrison on his way to Cleveland?

    Is Huff going somewhere?

    Are we going to just straight out release Burgess?

    Now THAT would be BALLZY! F U Burgess, you couldn’t get us a frickin 7th round pick. Don’t let the door hit u on the way out. That would be laffs if he got that treatment. I would be a life long Cable fan if he did that.

  • blackdeath29

    Dude,
    you never answered wes welker not being invited to the combine.

  • JB

    Bob Marley #146

    Nice assessment. A positive spin that is reasonable. Let’s hope you are on target. I still wanted Monroe. It will take awhile to get over that decision.

  • 24

    Joseph?

    You mean Mitchell and Branch?

  • Dude

    Alisgod,

    You saying they didnt replay his hits at different angles?

  • dickv

    on point Marley

    I agree with your assessment. The raiders had a solid draft. I have a feeling that all of these player will be on the roster. If they all develop over the next few years this could a very good draft.

    You can’t grade drafts on draft day. You can grade on value and manuevering up and down to get the player you want and accumulating more value as you go.

    The raiders were definitely not the Pats with taking DHB so high. That being said there was not another DHb graded that high.

    The raiders were comfortable moving back because they had two players they liked that were comparable. It worked out that they got two more picks and they still got the guy they wanted.

    Now mitchell wasn’t even on the “guru’s’ board and chances are that it might have been just the raiders and Bears liked him that high. In the end of the day the raiders liked him and felt he was worth it, and the bears were so disappointed he wasn’t there they traded back to get more picks.

    If the raiders would have taken say Jamon Merideth at this pick, everyone would have applauded them on tv because they got the WR and OT for Jamarcus. Never mind that Merideth did not come of the board til what the 5th or 6th round.

    Value is what the Raiders board says it it. Quit trying to think you know more than the pro staff that just executed this draft.

  • Crow

    Murphy and DHB can handle the #1 and #2 spot.
    ________________________________________________

    Murphy will be lucky to manage the WR5 spot.

  • jhill

    DHB didnt light it up at Maryland. How do you figure he will here?

    ————————————————

    He won’t be doubled an tripled in Oak.

    He has JRuss tossing him the rock instead of …

    He has DMac and Bush as RBs instead of …

    He has JLH, Chaz, and Murphy on the other side of him instead of ….

  • Dude

    When was Welker drafted??

  • raiderrej

    I can agree with that too but I think they point a lot of disgruntled fans are saying “we should’ve traded down” browns and pats front office was bouncing around all over the place that first day.. why couldnt we?

    Cable was quoted as saying “we thought of moving up” in reference to drafting DHB… Are you effen kidding me??? move up to 1-6 six to draft this guy… someone posted something earlier today about “if” DHB was drafted by CINCI at 6 we’d be screaming BUST!!!

  • alisgod

    Dude Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    Has there ever been a Raider draft pick you didnt love? Hows that workn for you lately?

    “Yo man, the dude ROCKS youtube, totally means he will dominate in the NFL” LOL!!!

    Guess the combine people dot have you tube. Shame on them. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ——————

    Yeah I guess only 15 teams caught it on youtube and invited him in for a workout. It’s a shame really…they should do their homework more. I mean…his nick name at Ohio was mislabeled as the Missile!

  • Voldemort

    I can’t believe the 49ers got Crabtree and Pascoe. They are gona be a force to be reckoned with next year, and years to come after that…I hope our picks turn out better than Kiper predicts them too. I like the Mithchell pick now a lot, his youtube video sold me. That kid doesn’t tackle, he knocks people out. It looks like people are getting hit by a speeding truck when Mitchell hits them. 😆

  • Crow

    Value is what the Raiders board says it it. Quit trying to think you know more than the pro staff that just executed this draft.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Oakland doesn’t use a pro staff. They use a dried up old fool who believes, wrongly, that he has a clue.

  • 24

    Well…Considering 75% of the blog was happy with Higgins and Schilens as our starting WR’s, you really shouldn’t be mad at the DHB pick because he becomes depth for us now right?

  • Dude

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JRuss tossing him the rock?? Jruss a great passer?

    JLH, Chaz and Murphy? WOW!! Yeah, theyll take the heat off him. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Crow

    jhill Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    DHB didnt light it up at Maryland. How do you figure he will here?

    ————————————————

    He won’t be doubled an tripled in Oak.

    He has JRuss tossing him the rock instead of …

    ___________________________________________________

    So he goes from one crap QB to another. That poor bastard.

  • alisgod

    Dude, why dont you dumb fck tell me how many times they replayed it in 9 minutes. Do your fcking homework for once before you blab your mouth. Show us some fcking brain for once you dubm fck!

  • jhill

    DHB is lacking in skill compared to other WRs in this class.

    I’d rather we had reached for Hakeem Nicks, to be perfectly honest. It would have been no less ridiculous, but would have netted us a legit WR rather than a track guy with WR aspirations.

    ————————————————–

    That’s ridiculous!

    Nicks, the fat guy? LOL!

    And what skill is DHB lacking?

    At worst 3rd best WR on every board. Except BSPN of course!

  • dickv

    Nicks is a nice player, but he doesn’t get off the line that fast. Nicks was rated lower than DHB on most of the “experts” rankings and obviously the raiders graded DHB as best in class.

    The raiders got the guy they wanted not the guy that everyone else thought they should have. They have to back that up with about 20 mill in guarantees, but they felt he is worth it.I Just can’t argue with them.

    I like Murphy. He has strong character, he makes plays, he is a leader and he can fly. That pick was one of the best value picks in the draft.

  • blackdeath29

    Dude,
    does it matter when he was drafted.he would go in the first round if he could be re-drafted.that means they missed on hin they could miss on mitchell.the system not perfect.

  • Dude

    Youtube all star!!

    Guess the MAC conference coaches dont have youtube either. Damn fools! He would have been 3rd team for sure!!

  • Dude

    I said last uninvited guy to be taken in rd 2. Find one?

  • alisgod

    Thats right only 15 teams have his youtube and you know what like Mitchell said today….the people that GOT PAID to do the analysis…15 of them thought highly enough of him to pay for a visit….

    while your dubm fck, who sits at home with zero brain cells, sit here whine about Al Davis and yet come back year after year to have Al but fckk you again and again.

  • alisgod

    Dude Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 9:16 pm
    I said last uninvited guy to be taken in rd 2. Find one?
    ————–

    Just to show how much of a dumb a$$ you are, you got caught with Wes Welker and now you are trying to be technical about it. All I care is he is all pro while your dumb ass whines about the combine.

  • dickv

    Crow don’t buy into all that non sense. The Raiders are a billion dollar sports franchise. They are profitable every year, and every year there value goes up. You can not run an organization of this magnitude in the manner that you are suggesting and the way the media wants to sell it to you. Al Davis is a lighting rod and sparks a lot of debate and criticism. He has made some horrible choices, but so does everyone else.

  • priesttj

    Jhill sometimes these guy’s will look at facts and prefer rhetoric regardless to who’s feeding them the crap.

    some of them are just beyond hope.

    The film on Frantz Joseph shows me a guy who could push for a job. Morrison better strap it on in camp. This kid is gonna fight like his life depends on it.

    I would’ve lved one of the Oline guy’s but we’re talking coach Cable guy’s and I was very suspicious of his praising the the OT’s in the draft I found it surprising to say the least. He did what I thought he would do. What he said was interesting and gave me hope that he might take a OT but what HE DID is what I expected. So it’s hard for me to get upset when I expected it.

  • raiderrej

    would any you here trade up to get DHB… thought so cause CABLE would!

  • blackdeath29

    Dude ,
    once again does it matter?if can play nobody cares.trust me the guys at espn are not going to bring it up if he turns out to be good.only if he`s bad will bring it up next year.and you will do the same thing.

  • jhill

    Dude Says:
    April 26th, 2009 at 9:13 pm
    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JRuss tossing him the rock?? Jruss a great passer?

    JLH, Chaz and Murphy? WOW!! Yeah, theyll take the heat off him. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ——————————————-

    So are you just being silly now?

    The #1 pick in the draft vs who was the QB at Maryland? Are you really saying there is no difference there?

    Will DHB be double or triple teamed playing with JLH and Chaz instead of … who did he play with at Maryland?

    Again, are you just being silly or what?

  • raiderrej

    did anyone else get the new madden 09 rookie download??? mike mitchell is missing

  • blackdeath29

    priesttj ,
    i like it.if russell has to fight for a job everybody has too fight for a job.may the best 53 win.

  • 15yearsold15yearfan

    With the draft over, the Raiders have signed their first undrafted free agent: Harvard defensive tackle Desmond Bryant of Harvard, according to a league source.

  • Reka5maticRaider

    The Raiders gave jamarcus a speedy receiver, probably the best receiver coming out this year. With getting this guy up to speed against Nnamdi Asomugha all of training camp this assures me that this kid will prove the doubters wrong! Can Darrius Heyward-bey outrun Nnamdi in press coverage with the 4.3 speed? Yes. Can Michael Craptree outrun Nnamdi in press with 4.57? HELLL NOOO!!!

  • blackdeath29

    15yearsold15yearfan ,
    what size is he?

  • 15yearsold15yearfan

    6-foot-6, 289 pounds 4.92 speed