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Asomugha at OTA

Nnamdi Asomugha, who did not participate in the Raiders’ last OTA, was present and accounted for Tuesday, according to the club’s Twitter page.

Quarterback Charlie Frye, signed Monday, also got in his first work as a Raider.

The Raiders Wednesday workout will be open to the media.

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  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Dakota Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 8:38 am
    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 7:59 am
    Dakota Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 7:45 am
    Bo, you better be right about that….I am holding you personally responsible for the outcome of the series!

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    I can handle that. But the Raiders season is on you…

    ———————-

    Deal…expectations are very low for the Raiders…look how fans started clinging to Tom Cable after he went 4-8 with some of the most embarrassing losses in team history, just because he beat Houston and a very bad TB team at the end of the season, lol. If we go 6-10 I am golden on this one!

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    The standard of success is whether Cable keeps his job. Make it so!

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    But I think Cable is a joke….

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    …doesn’t matter, I’ll take responsibility…and then we’ll get rid of Mr. Tom Cable the next year.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Where is LMN?

  • http://atm Raider O

    Dakota,

    Why do you think Cable is a joke?

  • http://atm Raider O

    His play calling wasn’t good at 1st, but it got better towards the end of the season.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    O,

    Because I witnessed his 12 games as HC…yep, we beat TB and Houston, but we also were humiliated by NE within 3 possessions in December. A game in which McFadden really didn’t get involved in until we were down 21-0. A game in which Cable scripted plays for Fargas over McFadden for the first few drives. That alone tells me he is a colossal dipshcit. And then there was McFadden having to actually draw a simple goal-line play that would work in the dirt for the moron. And then there was the stubborn use of Kwame Harris over Henderson for weeks and weeks.

    Good o-line coach though! I hope he stays on in that capacity after he gets fired as HC in December or January.

  • BadMoodGuy

    So, you don’t like the owner, don’t like the coaches don’t like the players, don’t like the plays. And yet you come in here and whine about all the above. What do you like, the colors? At least MR likes the Chargers.

    Call the whambulance, the belly aching girls knitting club is back.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Glass is certainly half-empty for the 2009 Oakland Raiders…but I am certainly hoping for a miracle.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Dakota Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 9:01 am
    O,

    Because I witnessed his 12 games as HC…yep, we beat TB and Houston, but we also were humiliated by NE within 3 possessions in December. A game in which McFadden really didn’t get involved in until we were down 21-0. A game in which Cable scripted plays for Fargas over McFadden for the first few drives. That alone tells me he is a colossal dipshcit. And then there was McFadden having to actually draw a simple goal-line play that would work in the dirt for the moron. And then there was the stubborn use of Kwame Harris over Henderson for weeks and weeks.

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    All Kiffin’s fault.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Dakota,

    Do You think his play calling improved towards the end of the season?

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    I do like the colors…and most of the players…lol

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    O,

    Cable’s play calling was better than Greg Knapp’s, but really, who couldn’t call a better game than Knapp? You probably could.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Dakota,

    You do make good points, if he was a hC before. He was a rookie HC, and not in the best situation. Didn’t like he play calling, but ivwant to see what he can do with a full season.

  • http://atm Raider O

    I don’t know about that, I’ll go deep every play. Al would love me as a HC.

    1st: PA go deep
    2nd: Run
    3rd: Deep pass

    lol

  • SinceFrankYouellField

    I think it is inappropriate to call J Russell a bust after what was basically his rookie season as a starter under extremely dysfunctional circumstances. It is also inappropriate to refer to Tom Cable as a “dipschit” after his rookie season as a head coach under the same circumstances. He tried some bonehead stuff to make something happen…and learned from it. Just like J Russ, he got better as the season progressed. He LOVES being a Raider, can work with the Owner under the “Raider” system, is apparently a good motivator. I anticipate improvement, not miracles, on both sides of the ball. Get ready to be impressed.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Raider O,

    That’s what people probably said in Idaho after his first season. After 4 full seasons he was 11-35 (and lost 4 games to schools in lower divisions, lol). I know Al didn’t know any of this when he hired him as HC, but hey, Al isn’t big on logic.

    I have a feeling that when all is said and done in the Tom Cable era people will be saying Tom Cable was who we thought he was! (Dennis Green). Nice guy in over his head.

  • SnB Defense

    Priesttj and others,

    My posts 117 and 118 got you a little animated. I didn’t necessariy give an opinion on the Raider run defense…I simply compared the offseason responses of various teams and compared them to the Raiders.

    I am hoping Marshall, Board and the LB coach can get these guys more disciplined than the prior coaches. I just find it interesting that a team with a 31st ranked run defense made scant personnel moves in the offseason.

    I found it interesting that the Colts and Patriots drafted multiple DTs and used 1st day picks to do so. I found it interesting that the just about every team in the league invested high picks on run defense improvement. Not necessarily condemning the Raiders decison making. Just pointing out some different approaches taken in the offseason by various clubs.

    Again, you are right, the coaches think Terdell Sands, Gerard Warren, Tommy Kelly, Ryan Boschetti, Wiliam Joseph and Desmond Bryant are elite talents. They have to prove it on the field

  • CJ Legend 34

    Why does everyone keep talking about a QB controversy? They go out and get a scrub like Frye. A project back up QB like Gradowski and a QB about to retire in Garcia and everyone is convinced the team is not buying into JAM and they are looking for a new QB. Garcia’s glory years are over and the other two will to good to make the scout team. I think Oakland knows who there QB is going to be. Go on and jam JAM!!!!

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    I really hope I am wrong about all of this….if we go 7-9 or 8-8 next season I’ll call Al a genius and Cable the next Madden.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Dakota,

    I can’t argue since your points make a lot of sense, but I do hope you are wrong. By the way, how did he do at Cal and UCLA.
    Also, do you remember how welll the great Bill did with the Browns?

  • SnB Defense

    Priesttj,

    Also remember this team just finished 5-11…not 8-8 or 11-5…so people are going to have questions.

    Some are concerned about Russell.

    Some are concerned about the running game and who will carry the ball.

    Others are skittish about the receiving corps.

    And others about the Offensive Line and Safety play.

    My big concern is the run defense. Judging from a 31st ranking, a position they have finished twice in the last 6 yrs…and multiple late 20′s rankings…and few personnell upgrades/competitions…I would think my concern has some merit.

    Again, motivation is going to be key because Sands/Warren/Kelly and the LBs tend to run hot and cold.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Cable did have some growing pains last year, but Dakota overlooks many accomplishments from last year:

    > Restoring team cohesiveness/maturity after the embarassment of the Kiffin firing. Against all odds, the team did not give up in December and Cable’s leadership must be credited here.

    > Many underperformers WERE demoted or dumped when Cable gained authority, including Knapp, Lofton, Huff, Hall, Curry, and eventually Kwame. I also credit Cable for being at least a strong advocate of the defensive coaching purge.

    > Penalties and stupid plays gradually decreased.

    > Cable knows how to repectfully work with Al to get what he wants, which is (sad to say) an all-important talent.

    > Cable’s role in offseason moves is hard to define, but he clearly differs from past coaches on big name FA signings and pushed hard to keep both Aso and Lechler.

    > In general, Cable’s whole MO is low on drama and high on honest accountablility. I believe this is an underappreciated benefit for such a young, talented and newly rich group of players.

  • DMAC

    Any word on Joseph? Did he get cut?

  • hellsbells

    Can anyone put up the link for David White, stupid work computers blocks it if I try to go there directly.

  • SnB Defense

    CJ Legend,

    You are right. THere is no QB controversey, unless one thinks that a 3rd string competition is a controversey. Russell is the QB period. He is entering his 2nd yr as a full time starter. If he can improve upon his performance the last 6 or 7 games, with more pass attempts, he will be just fine.

    Garcia is not, and never was, an option. He’s there to be a good backup and add another “do-right” guy to the roster. Garcia’s ceiling barely reaches the living room floor at Russell’s house.

    Garcia is a backup that can come in and provide decent play.

    Russell’s job to win or lose.

  • http://atm Raider O

    BSJ,

    Great points, and well said.

  • ottocrat

    Actually, if someone can copy + paste D. White’s tweet that would be great. My work computer won’t let me get on his page at all.

  • DKnight007

    Rellik30 Says:
    June 9th, 2009 at 7:56 pm
    Was Davis talking about Mooch for “that football guy”?

    http://www.raiders.com/common/photogallerycenter.aspx?albumId=64382

    ^^^^^^
    Pic 16 of 18 with Cable and Madden talking looks like a serious conversation about football.

    I hope so…..

  • DKnight007

    SnB Defense Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 9:25 am
    Priesttj and others,

    My posts 117 and 118 got you a little animated. I didn’t necessariy give an opinion on the Raider run defense…I simply compared the offseason responses of various teams and compared them to the Raiders.

    I am hoping Marshall, Board and the LB coach can get these guys more disciplined than the prior coaches. I just find it interesting that a team with a 31st ranked run defense made scant personnel moves in the offseason.

    I found it interesting that the Colts and Patriots drafted multiple DTs and used 1st day picks to do so. I found it interesting that the just about every team in the league invested high picks on run defense improvement. Not necessarily condemning the Raiders decison making. Just pointing out some different approaches taken in the offseason by various clubs.

    Again, you are right, the coaches think Terdell Sands, Gerard Warren, Tommy Kelly, Ryan Boschetti, Wiliam Joseph and Desmond Bryant are elite talents. They have to prove it on the field

    ^^^^^
    I agree….and lets hope the old man actually does something smart next year and draft DT, big strong DE’s and LB’s next year.

  • Mistabrown

    Not even a denial from OakGlenn of impersonating other bloggers….lmao!

    # Oakglenn Says:
    June 9th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    # KoolKell Says:
    June 9th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Oakglenn

    How do you feel now that you can’t impersonate other bloggers?

    Still frustrated?
    ————————————————

    Actually I am not frustrated at all with this blog. What are you doing starting up with me? Seems to me you have enough problems on this blog.

  • DKnight007

    SinceFrankYouellField Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 9:21 am
    I think it is inappropriate to call J Russell a bust after what was basically his rookie season as a starter under extremely dysfunctional circumstances. It is also inappropriate to refer to Tom Cable as a “dipschit” after his rookie season as a head coach under the same circumstances. He tried some bonehead stuff to make something happen…and learned from it. Just like J Russ, he got better as the season progressed. He LOVES being a Raider, can work with the Owner under the “Raider” system, is apparently a good motivator. I anticipate improvement, not miracles, on both sides of the ball. Get ready to be impressed.

    ^^^^^^
    It’s not just inappropriate….it’s flat out STUPID!

  • DMAC

    no word on Joseph?

  • Mistabrown

    O how much did you pay ? That same jersey might be 4.99 in 2 years!

    Raider O Says:
    June 9th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Mista,

    I bought a JR jersey to show my support, and that I believe he can be great.
    Also, they were out of my size in the DMC jersey!

  • hellsbells

    Thanks

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Dakota Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 9:22 am
    Raider O,

    That’s what people probably said in Idaho after his first season. After 4 full seasons he was 11-35 (and lost 4 games to schools in lower divisions, lol). I know Al didn’t know any of this when he hired him as HC, but hey, Al isn’t big on logic.

    I have a feeling that when all is said and done in the Tom Cable era people will be saying Tom Cable was who we thought he was! (Dennis Green). Nice guy in over his head.

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    More telling than his Idaho gig is his time as OC at UCLA. Better athletes and competition there, and since his playcalling is a huge worry, we should look at his stats:

    2004: averaged 410 yds./game on offense; total rushing yards nearly doubled over 03, going from 1,195 to 2,219.

    2005: averaged 431 yds./game; fifth in nation in scoring (39.1); 23rd in nation in passing yards per game.

    AND as OC at Colorado in 1999, his offense was ranked 14th nationally at 424 yds./game

    One can cherry pick his Idaho record and remain pessimistic. But at Idaho he ran a West Coast offense (yards were still 400+). I’d say his playcalling skills are reflected much more accurately in the instances listed above.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    new post

  • Voldemort

    As hard as our schedule is, the rest of our division has to play those same teams right? We got screwed in the sense that we have to play a lot of road games in December in cold weather cities, but if we can tough it out in the cold and just come away with one of those games, I think we can make a serious run at the division, and it’s like Cable sais, “Once you get into the tournament (playoffs), anything can happen.” It will be crucial that we sweep the Chiefs and Donkeys, but I don’t think that is too far out of the realm of possibility. It will be intiresting to say the least. I can’t wait until the season man, I’m going crazy.

  • Luvthynation

    After reviewing last season i`m quite sure if we had started off with Mario Henderson at left tackle and Chris Johnson as our second cornerback,Chaz Schilens instead of Ronald Curry. We could have possibly been 8-8 or even 9-7. To many times drives were killed by Kwame “Worst of all time” Harris.Deangelo Hall was the worst bump and run corner ever and Ronald Curry couldn`t catch a cold in a blizzard. I`m not saying that we are going to the super bowl this year but we have a lot to be optimistic about. In the offseason we addressed the tackle positions as well as wide reciever which we needed more than anything. The acquisition of Lorenzo Neal is huge. on passing plays he is like another lineman and he is one of the best blocking fullbacks in history.Dmac will have a breakout year if healthy. I am most optimistic about JRuss,last year was really his rookie year and he got better as the year progressed. They finally took the training wheels off towards the end of the season and we saw the quarterback we hoped he would be.look for Zach Miller to have a pro bowl season because he won`t need to stay in and block on passing downs.Hopefully are new D coordinator will use more disgiused bllitzes and Burgess will have double digit sack numbers due to this being a contract year. On running plays we should be able to stack to box with 2 lockdown corners. To me the ? is our D-line. If the new D coordinator can teach our LB`s not to over pursue so backs can`t cut back for long gains like last year then we will be competitive and challenge for a AFC crown and more we shall see.