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Q&A with Sanjay Lal

A transcription of the first meeting with the media for first-year wide receiver’s coach Sanjay Lal:

Q: How are the young WRs coming along?

Lal: Very good, extremely hard working core. They want to be great. They’re hungry, they’re young. A coach couldn’t ask for more.

Q: How about the rookies?

Lal: Every one has done what’s been asked of them and more.

Q: Darrius Heyward-Bey had a rough start, but seemed to turn it around, what went in to that?

Lal: All summer he’s been working on a key set of techniques in terms of his catching, concentration, routes and it’s just a matter of time. It needs to come together for him. We just need to get him reps. More reps, more reps, more reps and that’s where it’ll take him to where he needs to go.

Q: No experience outside Javon Walker, but do you like having a clean slate to work with?

Lal: I’ve always had a vision of how I would want the receiver corp to be and with a clean slate like you said, you can implement everything from Ground 1 how it should be done. And speaking of Javon, he has echoed every one so it’s been great to have a clean slate with a veteran who wants them to be great also.

Q: How does it help to get Javon added to group?

Lal: It gives us the bell cow that we haven’t earned yet. If he comes in and plays like the Javon we know we can be, then they’ll have a leader who can apply what we’re teaching and make it real for them.

Q: Last year’s stats were NFL worst, but with strong finishes by Schilens and Higgins, did you have a good feeling about what you had coming back?

Lal: Yes and I wouldn’t correlate it to the stats. Those guys are getting better every day. The run game took off at the end, the defense played better, JaMarcus played well so it’s a combination. It was everything starting to jive and that’s what we feel will happen this year.

Q: You got to learn under James Lofton, how much did that help you?

Lal: What he did was he gave me confidence to stand up for what I believe as a coach. He and I really thought alike on a lot of subjects. It was nice for me to see, here is how I would handle it, how is James will handle it. And it reinforced a lot of my beliefs. Stand tough, don’t back down. You’re teaching them the right things. They will respond, maybe not at first. But if they trust you and you can show them one technique or one move than can help them, then they will listen to you.

Q: Guys said in OTAs that you used round table for meetings instead of rows, is that still in place?

Lal: We can’t do it at training camp but we replaced our classroom style for a conference table. Because we are all in it together. We’re going to make each other better. I’m the facilitator. We all watch film together. I ask Johnnie Lee what Chaz did wrong or what he could do better on a route. I’ll ask Chaz himself. We all talk about each play together.

Q: Is that something you had done somewhere else?
Lal: Like I said, I always had a vision of how I wanted it to be and how I was not coached and how I wanted to be coached. I took it from my book of do’s and don’ts.

Q: What led you into coaching?

Lal: It really stemmed from … I always thought I wanted to be a coach at some point and I really tried and tried and tried and probably over-tried to make it into the NFL and I didn’t. When I didn’t make it into the NFL, I coached high school football. At first I thought it was just high school football. But then I got into it. There was one player, a receiver, and I taught him a move and he used the move and scored and came back and hugged me on the sideline and said, ‘Coach, I wouldn’t have scored if it wasn’t for you.’ And right then I was hooked.

Q: Was that at Miramonte?

Lal: Yes.

Q: Was it Drew Bennett?

Lal: It wasn’t Bennett. Bennett was the quarterback. None of the big time guys. Phil Wagner actually. It was Phil Wagner and I was hooked because I could live my dreams through them.

Q: Does it put pressure on you because they used first round pick on receiver?

Lal: Not for me personally. I just take it as I’m privileged to have this job. I told Coach Cable and Coach Davis that ‘You’ve given me my dream job and I will coach every day with that attitude.’ It’s like a gift to me to have these young guys to mold.

Q: How cool to have a job in NFL and for it to be with Raiders with you having some Bay Area roots?

Lal: To be with the Raiders is a dream. It’s one of 32 jobs but it’s with the Raiders. So you have your dreams and this comes true and you look back and say how did I get here. If I could have written it, I wouldn’t have been able to write it or believe it. But it happened and I’m not going to let go of it.

You’ll notice Lal referred to “coach Cable and coach Davis.” Calling the owner “coach Davis” gives Lal something in common with Bill Belichick.

As he began his interview, Cable walked past and said, “That’s a fine,” with Lal joking that perhaps he should have waited until the coach had cleared the area. Lal was approached a few days back when Cable gave the green light for talking to assistants, only to have the P.R staff insist on 24 hours notice. John Marshall and Ted Tollner talked in the meantime.

Lal needn’t worry about a fine. He said all the right things, paid respect to all things Raiders and has held steadfast to what is so far company policy to not single out or criticize one receiver as opposed to another.

Burgess talks to New England media

Derrick Burgess spoke to the New England media for the first time since being traded from the Raiders, and not surprisingly revealed little or nothing about the process.

He did have one good line when asked by a reporter if he could play standing up, a reference from moving to outside linebacker after being a defensive end.

“I’m standing up right now,” Burgess said.

Burgess didn’t criticize his former team, just as they didn’t criticize him, and said there has been no agreement to extend his contract.

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  • jhill

    I don’t know why you say just 9 routes, SnB!

    Speaking of rookie receivers, Darrius Heyward-Bey continues to get himself open when being guarded by a defender……..

    DHB gets open regularly……….. and on these defensive backs, that’s no easy task. When defensive coordinator John Marshall admits that in his 30 years of coaching, “I’d have to say this is the fastest group of corners and coverage people that I have had,” that’s saying something–……..and DHB is beating all of them….. Fred Biletnikoff, Cliff Branch, and Jerry Rice all had trouble catching the ball early in their careers and if DHB can be half as good as that trio with his hands, he’s worthy of a first-round selection…….. He’s beaten everyone from Nnamdi Asomugha ……to Darrick Brown

  • HayesDaze37

    Gotta run.

    It’s a great day to be a Raiders fan! Isn’t it?

  • jhill

    There’s no “Justin Fargas” ahead of DHB, SnB.

  • jhill

    And you’re telling me that drop or not, DHB getting 5 yards behind the defense won’t make the DC adjust?

    Drops 2, catches 2 equals 14 pts!

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    DHB’s greatest contribution this year will be to clear out defenders for the underneath routes. Routes that Higgins, Shilens, and Murphy have as their strengths, routes that if Dmac can burn a LB will result in big gains, and deep seam routes for Zach Miller, which just happen to be Jamarcus’ strength right now.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Why are you asking SnB? It’s Raider philosophy not his.

    ***

    because he’s defending this Raiders policy as reason for why Heyward-Bey should sit & learn instead of play as a rookie. I think the best players should play, rookie or not. If Al Davis wants to win now, he’ll agree. Aren’t you guys tired of the same old song & dance? If DHB needs a confidence boost, let him start Week 1 and burn Antonio Cromartie for 6. That should do the trick!

  • jhill

    And the adjustments to DHB will open things up even more for everyone else.

  • Raider Headbutt

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 2:49 pm
    DHB’s greatest contribution this year will be to clear out defenders for the underneath routes. Routes that Higgins, Shilens, and Murphy have as their strengths, routes that if Dmac can burn a LB will result in big gains, and deep seam routes for Zach Miller, which just happen to be Jamarcus’ strength right now.
    ==============================
    Exactly! PPL are putting too much emphasis on what DHB will do this year, rather than how he effects the game, im interested if the TEAM benefits from him being on the field, not his individual stats.

  • Mistabrown

    Oakglen, everybody is so stupid. Whatever you say is right & everybody is wrong. We are all morons. We dont know football. Your opinion is all that matters.

    Isn’t sarcasm beautiful?

    Oakglen, are you a sociopath? Have you been diagnosed ? Hurry up and get help medical help before Barb@ck 0bam@ starts rationing our health care, leaving you high & dry!

    # Oakglenn Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Moving on to this post, if what this knucklehead says is true, then the Raiders should have been giving up 100 yards a game on the ground, in the lst half of each and every game. Other than the Atlanta game, and maybe one other, they actually played WELL early in games. If what I was saying is right, then in the 2nd half of games, when our offense was doing nothing, opponents would bust some runs. Seems like what happened to me. Of course, I actually watch the games.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    DHB as a one-dimensional WR clear-out decoy, aint worth shyt. Ask Randy Moss about that role in Oakland.

  • jhill

    And then of course, they’ll bring up the S once they get tired of getting hit underneath, and then BOOM! Chaz over the top for 6 when they least expected it!

  • Richochet

    jhill Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    Two injuries? A toe that had him suited up and working with Southwick catching balls?

    The guy has not missed one game yet, but he is already injury prone?

    Same with DMac, I just don’t get the “prone” part of it. A guy gets hurt for the first time and he’s all of a sudden an injury concern. Is Tom Brady injury prone?
    ==========================
    What’s your description of injury prone?
    “easy to injure” should fall somewhere in there, right?

    fluke or not, it’s keeping him out of practice.

    Read where Cable was inquiring if it was turf toe. Bey stated was just a sprained toe. Team is keeping him out of practice, at least at that time..not sure about today or tomorrow.
    They also stated the “injury” is going to keep him out of Thursdays game.

  • RaiderRockstar

    LOL @ Kelly.

    see you fellas tomorrow

    5pm in Podunk

  • Mistabrown

    Yeah thats what you’re looking for from your #1 pick. Just have him run down field as a decoy. That will help his development as a route runner, wont it? That will keep him mentally into the game, wont it? Yeah dont worry about catching the ball young man just run like the wind…

    Brilliant!

  • Chris in NY

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 11:36 am

    HD37: Chaz Schilens is only relevant to Raiders fans …

    FACT.

    nobody in the real world is projecting him to do anything special this season based on last years numbers/performance

    keep drinking the Kool-Aid, maybe all that over analysis will change history. the only team in the league Chaz Schilens would start for today is the St. Louis Rams

    —————–

    Because nothing ever gets past the pundits, right?
    They saw Atlanta going 11-5 last year.
    They had Arizona in the Super Bowl.
    They were totally predicting DeAngelo Williams, Lance Moore, Eddie Royal, LeRon McClain and Steve Breaston to have monster years in 2008.

    Fact: Most of the die-hard fans in here have a better feel for the Raiders’ breakout players than football “pundits” who are TRYING to cover all 32 teams but spend most of their time charting Favre’s and Vick’s pooping schedules.

  • jhill

    Where did they say the injury was going to keep him out of Thursday’s game?

    And to be injury PRONE would indicate a pattern. 1st time injury should not translate to injury PRONE, especially when you play through it, never fully recovering.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    jhill Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 2:46 pm
    I don’t know why you say just 9 routes, SnB!

    Speaking of rookie receivers, Darrius Heyward-Bey continues to get himself open when being guarded by a defender……..

    DHB gets open regularly……….. and on these defensive backs, that’s no easy task. When defensive coordinator John Marshall admits that in his 30 years of coaching, “I’d have to say this is the fastest group of corners and coverage people that I have had,” that’s saying something–……..and DHB is beating all of them….. Fred Biletnikoff, Cliff Branch, and Jerry Rice all had trouble catching the ball early in their careers and if DHB can be half as good as that trio with his hands, he’s worthy of a first-round selection…….. He’s beaten everyone from Nnamdi Asomugha ……to Darrick Brown
    =======================================================
    JHill,

    What I am trying to say is the idea of DHB being primarily used as a decoy is not going to work. He is going to be used to catch the ball and make plays…not just be a decoy. He will have to develop his route running, catching in traffic….going over the middle, the occasional bubble screen all that stuff.

    All I am saying is this. He has to outperform Johnnie Lee Higgins and Javon Walker. THat’s all. THe Raiders don’t just give rookies a starting job and JLH and maybe Walker are credible competition. At least early on.

    I think DHB is running with the ones because they want to get him ready. What better way then running against Nnamdi Asomugha all day.

    Let’s see what happens in the preseason games.

    All I want is the best player on the field. I would be delighted to have DHB oppositie Schilens. I also would be happy to see JLH there too.

    I just see how the Raiders bring young players along…and usually the 1st year is a learning year….

  • Richochet

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    Richochet Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Florida Pete Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 11:39 am
    going out on a limb…

    Crabtree will either be the biggest bust of this years 1st round crop…

    or he will not be playing football…

    either way…

    the niners are going to suck…
    =======================================================
    AND WE HAVE A WINNER.
    Congrats.
    Dumbest Post of the Day.
    And here you thought you couldn’t do it?

    You don’t need me to post all of Crabtree’s awards, again, do you?
    —————————————————

    Wow. Where did this guy come from??? He is stupider than most of the really stupid posters in here and that is saying something. So, this guy is going to post Crabtree’s college awards. That PROVES he was the best wide receiver available. If that were the case, then Chris Weinke, Eric Crouch, and Jason White would be tearing up the league with their Heismans! The reason we didn’t draft Crabtree is he is a PAIN IN THE ASS, and wouldn’t sign. I don’t care how good he is, if he doesn’t sign it doesn’t matter. Last time I looked, dude hadn’t signed.
    ======================================
    ======================================
    Don’t abuse the right to be stupid.
    Raiders signed Bey because he’s fast, nitwit. Had nothing to do with Crabtree. How would you know if he would sign or not, BEFORE you drafted him??

    Next time, just for fun, think before you hit submit.
    Unless, of course, you’re a glutton for punishment.

    Yeah, he hasn’t signed. At this point he’s done nothing.

    Bey? he signed. deposited a huge bonus, and at this point he’s done nothing.
    Well, proving he’s a bad choice, I suppose, isn’t exactly “nothing”.
    It’s just yet another Raider blunder that slow Raider fans feel compelled to explain away.
    Except in your case, where it just seems whining is your goal.

    BTW, fool, previous year? Raiders took McFadden. Why? BECAUSE HE’S FAST. Did Raiders need him? Hell no. Rushing game went down with McFadden, from 6th to 10th, but hey, like Bey, HE’S FAST.

    Didn’t do anything at all to justify the pick, but whoop dee do..he’s fast.

  • jhill

    You guys are trippin!

    What is all of this just run him down the field as a decoy talk coming from? That better not be what he is in there for. If he is single covered, he better get the ball thrown to him on whatever route the pattern calls for.

    How DHB opens up the middle and underneath is simply by him being on the field. The S will have to account for his speed before the play is even run.

    When they talk about him repeatedly getting open against Nnamdi and others, do you really think that is on go routes only? If so, and he’s still beating them, then WOW!

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Shyt, arn’t all those WR’s about the same speed anyway?

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    Richochet Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    Richochet Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Florida Pete Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 11:39 am
    going out on a limb…

    Crabtree will either be the biggest bust of this years 1st round crop…

    or he will not be playing football…

    either way…

    the niners are going to suck…
    =======================================================
    AND WE HAVE A WINNER.
    Congrats.
    Dumbest Post of the Day.
    And here you thought you couldn’t do it?

    You don’t need me to post all of Crabtree’s awards, again, do you?
    —————————————————

    Wow. Where did this guy come from??? He is stupider than most of the really stupid posters in here and that is saying something. So, this guy is going to post Crabtree’s college awards. That PROVES he was the best wide receiver available. If that were the case, then Chris Weinke, Eric Crouch, and Jason White would be tearing up the league with their Heismans! The reason we didn’t draft Crabtree is he is a PAIN IN THE ASS, and wouldn’t sign. I don’t care how good he is, if he doesn’t sign it doesn’t matter. Last time I looked, dude hadn’t signed.
    ======================================
    ======================================
    Don’t abuse the right to be stupid.
    Raiders signed Bey because he’s fast, nitwit. Had nothing to do with Crabtree. How would you know if he would sign or not, BEFORE you drafted him??

    ———————————————-

    OMG, this guy is getting stupider by the second. And now he is bordering on missedabrain stupid. How would you know if he would sign or not before you draft him??? Because dummass you bring him in for a visit. Don’t you think, if you were going to invest say, I don’t know, $50 million in someone, you might want to meet them??? And since a lot of deals are done before the draft ever happens, see the last two overall number one picks for instance, this is more than norm than the exception. Unless, you don’t have a clue what you are talking about. Looking at you Richochet.

  • jhill

    He will have to develop his route running, catching in traffic….going over the middle, the occasional bubble screen all that stuff.

    ——————————————————

    He’s doing all of that now. That’s the point. His only criticism has been his 2 or 3 drops per practice, and the reports on that, even from the acknowledge critics, is that area of his game is really improving.

  • Richochet

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 2:49 pm
    DHB’s greatest contribution this year will be to clear out defenders for the underneath routes. Routes that Higgins, Shilens, and Murphy have as their strengths, routes that if Dmac can burn a LB will result in big gains, and deep seam routes for Zach Miller, which just happen to be Jamarcus’ strength right now.
    ==============================
    Exactly! PPL are putting too much emphasis on what DHB will do this year, rather than how he effects the game, im interested if the TEAM benefits from him being on the field, not his individual stats.
    ===========================
    ===========================
    ROFLMFAO…what a copout.
    He can’t catch worth a damn, and now you’re reduced to saying “oh..uh..well…uh..let’s NOT discuss his “individual stats”…let’s look at the benefit of him being on the team.
    In other words, YOU’RE ALREADY MAKING EXCUSES.

    Talk about weak.

    Hey, fool, a deep threat is ONLY a threat if he actually can catch A DEEP BALL. See Moss for details.
    BTW..that deep threat in Moss? Has the stats to prove it.

    Nothing sorrier than that weak copout take.

    Unfortunately for that other guy, his trophy of DUMB TAKE OF THE WEEK didn’t last long..you just earned it, hands down.
    No way you lose it this week with that “gem” of a whine.
    Congrats, loser. You’ve earned it.

  • Mistabrown

    And the village idiot has arrived!

  • jhill

    No, KK, they are not.

    No one disputes DHBs speed as being head and shoulders above the others. And moreso his immediate explosiveness off the line and within the first 10 yds.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    jhill Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    You guys are trippin!

    What is all of this just run him down the field as a decoy talk coming from? That better not be what he is in there for. If he is single covered, he better get the ball thrown to him on whatever route the pattern calls for.
    ——————————————————-

    That came from missedabrain and kookie. Jhill you are exactly right. If he is singled, you go for him. If not, there are others that will be. The team coaches and owner has said over and over, they are going to use him to stretch the field. That is going to open things underneath. Not real hard to figure this out, unless you have the brainwidth of a missedabrain.

  • DKnight007

    Raider Headbutt Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    Speaking of pre season…what you guys think about the idea to ake the reguldar season longer and not have as many pre games?

    ^^^^^^
    Agreed, there should only be 3 pre season games max!

  • Mistabrown

    No I never said DHB should be a decoy. I sarcastically pointed out how stupid that would be in #464.

    Apparently Oakglen you are so busy with your sociopath behavior & calling people morons you cant even read my post accurately.

    # Oakglenn Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    That came from missedabrain and kookie. Jhill you are exactly right. If he is singled, you go for him. If not, there are others that will be. The team coaches and owner has said over and over, they are going to use him to stretch the field. That is going to open things underneath. Not real hard to figure this out, unless you have the brainwidth of a missedabrain.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    Richochet the dumb take of the week is you not knowing that you can figure out what your #1 draft picks contract demands are before you draft him. That you don’t know that speaks volumes for all the other things you don’t know. Stick with missedabrain. He is more your level.

  • jhill

    Still waiting on that injury report on DHB, Dude!

    Still waiting on you to explain how 2 or 3 drops per practice (outta how many balls?) equals more drops than catches.

    Still want to know why you are even debating DHB since you already admitted that he was was an undeniable first round talent.

    WTF are you even talking about?!?!?!

  • Mistabrown

    Hmmmmmm looks alot like you are the one that said DHB should be a decoy. Just like you Brilliantly said DMAC should be red shirted his rookie year!

    lmao

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    DHB’s greatest contribution this year will be to clear out defenders for the underneath routes

  • Mistabrown

    *****REPOST FOR OAKGLEN ONLY.*****

    ALL OTHERS THAT HAVE 5TH GRADE READING COMPREHENSION OR HIGHER CAN DISREGARD!

    # Mistabrown Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Yeah thats what you’re looking for from your #1 pick. Just have him run down field as a decoy. That will help his development as a route runner, wont it? That will keep him mentally into the game, wont it? Yeah dont worry about catching the ball young man just run like the wind…

    Brilliant!

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    All this “Stretch the Field” talk, reminds me of James Jett, Jessie Hester, Rocket Ismail, Willie Gault, A Wright.

  • jhill

    It’s a pretty big sand box, kiddies.

    Do you guys really have to go at it EVERY day?

    The funny thing is you guys are saying the exact same thing.

  • Richochet

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    Richochet Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    Richochet Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Florida Pete Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 11:39 am
    going out on a limb…

    Crabtree will either be the biggest bust of this years 1st round crop…

    or he will not be playing football…

    either way…

    the niners are going to suck…
    =======================================================
    AND WE HAVE A WINNER.
    Congrats.
    Dumbest Post of the Day.
    And here you thought you couldn’t do it?

    You don’t need me to post all of Crabtree’s awards, again, do you?
    —————————————————

    Wow. Where did this guy come from??? He is stupider than most of the really stupid posters in here and that is saying something. So, this guy is going to post Crabtree’s college awards. That PROVES he was the best wide receiver available. If that were the case, then Chris Weinke, Eric Crouch, and Jason White would be tearing up the league with their Heismans! The reason we didn’t draft Crabtree is he is a PAIN IN THE ASS, and wouldn’t sign. I don’t care how good he is, if he doesn’t sign it doesn’t matter. Last time I looked, dude hadn’t signed.
    ======================================
    ======================================
    Don’t abuse the right to be stupid.
    Raiders signed Bey because he’s fast, nitwit. Had nothing to do with Crabtree. How would you know if he would sign or not, BEFORE you drafted him??

    ———————————————-

    OMG, this guy is getting stupider by the second. And now he is bordering on missedabrain stupid. How would you know if he would sign or not before you draft him??? Because dummass you bring him in for a visit. Don’t you think, if you were going to invest say, I don’t know, $50 million in someone, you might want to meet them??? And since a lot of deals are done before the draft ever happens, see the last two overall number one picks for instance, this is more than norm than the exception. Unless, you don’t have a clue what you are talking about. Looking at you Richochet.
    ==================================
    ==================================
    Like shooting fish in a barrel.

    First off, peanut, just admit it when you blow it. You didn’t know squat about who’s going to hold out.

    See, to prove how stupid your comment is, there is ONE position, and one position ONLY in the draft where teams can set something up in advance, and get it in writing, or at least know where they stand, and that’s #1 pick.

    Considering Russell was the Raiders #1 pick, and the fact he didn’t just hold out, put missed ALL OF TRAINING CAMP, AND THE FIRST TWO GAMES, means you’re approaching the dumber than cotton stage.

    Hey, for fun, explain to all how, IF what you say is true (don’t worry, everyone knows I just proved it’s not)how is it, IF THE RAIDERS MET WITH RUSSELL, AND KNEW ALL ALONG, WHY THEY DIDN’T PASS ON RUSSELL?

    Guess they just didn’t have a clue, did they?

    Oh..hey..you are right about one thing..last two #1′s were decided in advance..BECAUSE EVERYONE SAW HOW BADLY THE RAIDERS MANGLED IT!.

  • Mistabrown

    Ok Oakglen, you can see the sarcasm now right? Your so smart Oakglen!!

    Ok continue on with your Sociopathic behavior calling people names & arguing over petty points.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    # Mistabrown Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Hmmmmmm looks alot like you are the one that said DHB should be a decoy. Just like you Brilliantly said DMAC should be red shirted his rookie year!

    lmao

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    DHB’s greatest contribution this year will be to clear out defenders for the underneath routes
    —————————————————–

    Wrong as usual. No it doesn’t say that at all. As I have said many times, you need to learn how to read. Reading is fun. You have to sound out the words. YOU were the one that said he would be a decoy. I never did. I said his greatest contribution will be to help others get open. As soon as that happens, defenses will shift and it will free him up to contribute. You have to have a basic understanding of football to get it tho. Clearly you don’t, and you never will. Also, I didn’t say we should redshirt Dmac, I said he will be redshirted. He was. Yeah, I know he had a mystery toe ailment he never had before, never had again, and he would hang out on the sidelines in pads. Anything else??

  • Mistabrown

    Ricochet & Oakglen,
    Do we need to post previous post over & over ? It takes up alot of space and really you guys look like 2 turds floating around in the punch bowl.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    See, to prove how stupid your comment is, there is ONE position, and one position ONLY in the draft where teams can set something up in advance, and get it in writing, or at least know where they stand, and that’s #1 pick.
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    Why is that? So the number three pick, you could not bring in, and go over his contract in the three months before the draft why now????? richochet you are embarrassing yourself now.

  • Richochet

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    Richochet the dumb take of the week is you not knowing that you can figure out what your #1 draft picks contract demands are before you draft him. That you don’t know that speaks volumes for all the other things you don’t know. Stick with missedabrain. He is more your level.
    ================================
    See comment above, torching you regarding the Raiders signing Russell..and NOT HAVING A CLUE.

    You ever tire of soiling your own shoe?
    Or do you even notice anymore?

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    Teams are going to bring in 4-5 guys that they feel will be there when they select. According to richochet, the part about the money never comes up. funny. I would have thought it would be one of the first things to come up. But, what do I know, I’ve only been around Pro sports my whole life.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    See richochet if you knew what you were talking about, you would know why the Raiders didn’t sign Russell immediately. There is no contradiction at all. But ONCE AGAIN, you prove you have no idea what you’re talking about. But keep going, this is amusing.

  • Thec07

    NEW POST>>>>>>>>

  • Richochet

    jhill Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:22 pm
    Still waiting on that injury report on DHB, Dude!

    Still waiting on you to explain how 2 or 3 drops per practice (outta how many balls?) equals more drops than catches.

    Still want to know why you are even debating DHB since you already admitted that he was was an undeniable first round talent.

    WTF are you even talking about?!?!?!
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    Not sure if you’re directing this at me, in that I never stated he’s an undeniable first round talent. IMO, he’s not. Second round maybe, although some analyst’s state high #1.

    Drops? It’s in the papers, pretty much that while Bey has caught some balls, he’s dropped more than he’s caught. Went through a spell in mini-camp where he dropped ball after ball after ball with NO DEFENDERS NEAR HIM..not my words, words of the reporters.

    And what injury report are you looking for?
    Here: http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_13028210

  • AZ Raider

    Dang you guys are still arguing about Crabtree and DHB? LOL…

    Crabtree is a DB for not signing the contract for what it is… Oh Crabs, “it is” the contract for the guy drafted 10th overall ya douche LOL.

    Darrius Heyward-Bey is what we all knew he would be. unproven and unpolished but fits our system and is a gamble worth taking with his incredible measurables.

    Oh, hey don’t bother bashing me, it doesnt hurt my feelings LOL.

    9-7!

    53 MEN, COUNTLESS FANS, ONE PURPOSE!

    PLAYOFFBOUND!

    RAIDER ON!

    ;)

  • Richochet

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    See richochet if you knew what you were talking about, you would know why the Raiders didn’t sign Russell immediately. There is no contradiction at all. But ONCE AGAIN, you prove you have no idea what you’re talking about. But keep going, this is amusing.

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    Immediately? Fool..THEY DIDN’T SIGN HIM FOR 5 MONTHS..lol..immediately?

    YOU, fool, stated the teams meet in advance with the draft picks, KNOW IF THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TROUBLE SIGNING THEM OR NOT, was your dumb argument.

    the fact it took the Raiders 5 months to sign Russell means you’ve made, yet another, dumb comment that you can’t back up.

    Why am I not surprised?

    ok, lol..now that I have you flustered and blubbering, trying to backtrack, riddle me this, peanut..

    Which team, in the last 3 years, royally screwed up the handling of their first round pick??

    Take your time, peanut.

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