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UFL says no to “Tuck rule”

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 at 12:33 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Have never bothered to mention the fledgling United Football League in this space because there have been no Raiders ties that I’m aware of, not to mention my natural skepticism about it lasting more than a year or two.

That said, there’s a lot to like about some of the rule differences with the NFL released by the league today. Among them is the abolition of the “Tuck Rule,” although there was no mention of the abolition of Walt Coleman.

Also like the idea of giving each team a possession in overtime, as well as replays being decided in the booth rather than by an official on the field.

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  • RaiderRockstar

    How many WRs did we have on the roster last year,5 or 6?

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    Drew Carter got hurt so we signed Ashley Lelie to take his place.

    Curry, Lelie, Walker, Higgins, Schilens, Watkins.

    Holland was promoted to the active roster after Walker was placed on IR.

    We kept 2 TE’s last year: Miller & Stewart. Wakefield was our utility player for TE, OL & DL (hopefully we won’t make that mistake again!)

    We kept 6 WR’s & 2 TE’s last year. Only difference this year is we drafted Myers at TE. Stewart is our NFLPA rep and a special teams ace. cheap vet who is a good locker room presence & teammate. decent hands, not much of a blocker

    Curry & Lelie/Carter are basically replaced by DHB & Murphy …

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Dakota Says:
    July 9th, 2009 at 8:24 am
    Happy fukin’ Thursday!
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    Would be if they had signed Odom. lol

  • RaiderRockstar

    good morning Dakota, Raider O …

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    I didn’t know the turmoil Odom faced growing up. From Wiki: Odom was born in South Jamaica, Queens, New York. His father was a heroin addict and his mother died of colon cancer when he was twelve years old.

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

    Thanks, Exla…you just ruined my Thursday.

    Damn it Odom, suck it up and take the $7 or $8 million dollar deal. You only play at about 75% speed, so you get 75% of the money….fair enough?

    Man Exla, I get pissed at all of Odom’s dumb mistakes on the floor…I can’t imagine the expletives I might be throwing at the TV with Lamar and Artest on the floor at the same time, lol…but we need Lamar back in a bad way. His positives greatly outweigh his negatives.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I’m also sick and tired of the Raiders asking players to play diff positions. O’Neill played well at TE in OTAs, so why play him at LB??

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    Chris O’Neill has virtually no chance of cracking the 53 man roster as a TE, but I think the coaching staff and Mr. Davis were impressed with his attitude, work ethic, athleticism, etc and wanted to give him a shot to make the team in some way, shape or form. He’s a project, even at TE. I think we wanted more competition at MLB. Morrison, Brown & Joseph will now also be fending off O’Neill. The best 2 will make the team. Morrison & Brown have the edge not only in salary and experience, but they can both play OLB as well if need be. I think O’Neill will make the practice squad and we’ll use him as both TE & MLB there. Playing MLB should make him a better TE since the MLB often has to cover the TE and he’ll be able to understand the defense since MLB is basically the captain of the defense. a TE that understands the defense is a TE that can exploit the defense imo. I have no problem with this move. What can it hurt?

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Odom has not visited other teams yet. The time to worry is when he does. Keep him from visiting the 76′s as they are too close to HERSHEY, PA.

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

    “It’s a disgrace when DeMarcus Ware comes off the field just so I can get in the game and when the coaches tell him to come on the field, he tries to hide so I can play,” Ellis said. “And you’re telling me we’re trying to win the Super Bowl?”
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    That is a disgrace Ellis…why would any superior player try to give his playing time to an inferior player? Ware is twice the player you are. Ware certainly isn’t worried about winning if that was what he was doing, and you even bringing that up shows that you have very little common sense and that you are not a team player. I’m willing to be Ellis was on the T.O. side in the Dallas locker room, lol.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Jeff Garcia – 124 games played. 2264 of 3676 passes completed (61.6 completion percentage) 25537 yards, 161 TD, 83 INT, sacked 181 times, 87.5 QB Rating

    JaMarcus Russell – 19 games played. 234 of 434 passes completed (53.9 completion percentage) 2796 yards, 15 TD, 12 INT, sacked 37 times, 73.9 QB Rating

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    Who gives us the best chance to win Week 1 against San Diego?

    you guys have fun with this one. LOL

  • jhill

    Gunhiem and Richards will make the team at DE.

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

    Exla…I think that the only two teams that have the cap room to sign Odom to more than the MLE are Portland and Memphis. Portland has a bunch of young players at PF and SF and Memphis is Memphis…and now that the Spurs have signed McDyess, the only team I am worried about is Cleveland…I think they still have their MLE, and if Mitch is playing hard ball again, we might lose Odom to Clev out of spite.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Gunhiem and Richards will make the team at DE.

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    good morning Jhill. in place of who?

    If we keep 4 or 5 DE’s, which other 2 or 3 guys stick?

  • http://atm Raider O

    RR,

    So we did keep 6 WRs last season if you count Curry. I didn’t! lol

    As for ONeill, that makes sense, and it doesn’t hurt anyone. It’s not like having your 1st RD pick who is a Base End play OLB.

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

    RRS…

    yeah, Miller is of course locked, and Tony stewart was more or less OTAs best receiver, so O’neill will have to find another spot on roster to stay.. and he’ll might get tony stewarts position next year, h isnt getting younger =)

  • jhill

    new post

  • http://atm Raider O

    7 LBs with Stryker playing OLB/ DE IMO!

  • Radrj

    It’s too early to make predictions. It’s July 9th. But, here’s my 2 cents. We have to beat San Diego in the opener, IMO, to have a shot at the division title. Any Raider fan that thinks this team will win 4 games thinks Jamarcus is a loser. The answer is somewhere between 6 and 10 wins. You have to think positive right now. DMAC was hurt most of the season in 2008. Javon Walker was useless (hopefully that changes). We lost both fullbacks to injury. We had a loser DC in Rob Ryan. I think we have a better coaching staff, and the young players are 1 year older. GO RAIDERS!