Davis aboard; the Russell pictures


The Raiders have signed veteran safety Keith Davis, according to the transactions page on Raiders.com

Davis, 30, is primarily a special teams player who started 15 games for Dallas in 2005. In 84 career games, Davis has no interceptions and six passes defensed. Davis had nine starts for Dallas last season.

The JaMarcus party shots

Received a few e-mails ofphotos of JaMarcus Russell holding drinks and posing with friends, originally posted on “partychaser.com” and chances are they’ll continue to be circulated in the coming days, although I won’t post a link to them here.

A few things worth mentioning:

— Who of us hasn’t posed with a drink at a party with friends? If photos of my best friends’s 50th birthday party ever get out . . .

— There is no way to tell how hard Russell was partying or how much he was drinking from a few photos.

— Just think if John Matuszak and Co. had lived in the age of digital photography and cell phones . . .

— All that aside, Russell has to realize that if he poses for a photo that is a less than flattering portrayal, it will be everywhere in the blink of an eye. Just ask Michael Phelps, Matt Leinart and Eli Manning, just to name a few.

— If Russell continues to struggle with his passing, the photos will be used as evidence for his lack of personal discipline even if the two things aren’t related.

If Russell doesn’t know better yet, he should now. And if he still doesn’t get it, someone in a position of authority on the Raiders ought to sit him down and tell him about the pitfalls of celebrity.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Biz Markie

    Oh snap!…keep Burgess!…hes da man!

  • OAKlifer

    good morning OAKlifer!

    whats up bro?


    Long long week… the ol lady is back and forth between our house in Portland and LA…..family matters… had to wrk from home all last week no Raider updates almost killed me!!!! 690 was a helluva read good work Brother!!!!

  • OAKlifer

    Oh Snap….you got what I need……..

  • RaiderRockstar

    Coach Carter was once the lead dancer in MC Hammer’s concert troupe.

    He was also Nnamdi’s trainer/mentor …

    Hammer was born in Oakland and now lives in Tracy.

    Maybe Hammer could show Nnamdi some moves? you know he’s going to have at least 1 pick-six this year!

    Anybody spot Nnamdi wearing Hammer pants yet? that would be sick!

  • Sotomayor stuck it to the MLB owner’s good in `95. On that basis alone, she has my support:

    “Also, in 1995, she ordered Major League Baseball owners to restore free-agent bidding, salary arbitration and other terms of the expired collective-bargaining agreement with players, thereby prompting an end to the 232-day baseball strike.”

  • Keith Rowen = the mysterious local guy?

    former tight ends coach with Atlanta, during Cable’s time

    former O-line coach with the Raiders under Bugel

    former OC under Denny Green

    Stanford grad and Frisco native

    Sounds like this guy could be Cable’s de facto GM choice, who made some of the personnel decisions during this very abnormal off-season.

  • SnB Defense


    The Raiders should jump on the offer of Burgess and a 2010 1st round pick for Vince Wilfork. Good point about 1st round picks and Al Davis. Next years pick will end up being another “skill” position player with a high 40x.

    Burgess and the 2010 number 1 for Wilfork…I would jump on that in a nano-second…

    Hell, Burgess and the #2 next yr for Ron Brace…..

  • RaiderRockstar

    had to wrk from home all last week no Raider updates almost killed me!!!!


    doesn’t look like you missed much. last interesting bit of information about our team was when we signed SS Keith Davis last week. since then? crickets.

    OTA’s start back up today though. Jerry Mac & David White will be invited to tomorrow’s session. Hopefully Russell will be a little more crisp with his passes this week as he continues to get a handle on all this new terminology from the Tollner/Hackett offense aka Air Coryell

  • Good morning Nation.

    I’m a fan of PS3, I don’t like 360 that much. I think it’s better for sports, but ps3 is the best for other games. Madden is the same on both, but diff controls.
    Assassins creed was really good.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Keith Rowen = the mysterious local guy?


    sounds like it. we’ve had a very impressive offseason imo. DHB & Mitchell were reaches in the draft, but if they produce nobody will care or even remember what happened on draft day. Nnamdi was considered a reach too …

    However, Rich Snead is a respected personnel guy in this league. sad to see him go, but if Davis found somebody he trusts from within and that guy makes sound football decisions? no complaints here!

  • Biz Markie

    Oh snap!

  • RaiderRockstar

    good morning Raider O, BBB, S&B …

  • Braveheartraider

    Hi Nation.
    SnB what’s up bro?

    Somebody posted previously that giving Burgess away for magic beans didn’t make sense, but sometimes the beans work. The fact is Burgess doesn’t want to be here so his value is less to us anyway. I know it sticks in the threoat when you trade away and the guy really plays for the other team, but they were unlike;y to play that hard for the original team. Even if he were to stay, how committed is he? Last year of a contract with one last pay day left in his career? He’d be looking elsewhere anyway. Sometimes you just have to take what you can get. I’ll take anything from 2-5 for Burgess. That IMO is best we could hope for.

  • Good morning RR.

    We need a new fix!!

  • Agreed RRS,

    If Rowen has been responsible for some of this off-season, then I am happy to have him aboard. A de-facto GM that Al trusts and Cable trusts would be HUGE. Let’s hope that the relationship between these 3 doesn’t sour like most of Al’s business relationships

  • Braveheartraider

    Some excellent posts by the way. Thanks Nation. Think we’re all starved but the posts help.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Burgess is just taking up a roster spot and is getting in the way of younger players who have potential and need playing time to grow and develop into solid NFL starters at DE. not oft-injured situational pass rushers

    D-Burg is stealing time away from Scott, Shaughnessy, Gunheim, Sulak & Gray.

    Richardson started opposite him and is injured right now. Doesn’t really have an impact on J-Rich …

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post up

  • SnB Defense

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    May 26th, 2009 at 8:54 am

    “Maybe Hammer could show Nnamdi some moves? you know he’s going to have at least 1 pick-six this year!”
    I don’t know about Nnamdi….Maybe Johnnie Lee Higgins would be a better candidate. I could see him making moves like this..