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Where’s Seymour? Not in Alameda

No sign of defensive lineman Richard Seymour, acquired for a first-round draft pick in 2011.

A few players quietly inquired as to whether there was any news about Seymour reporting.

“He’s got to get here,” one player said. “We need him. I don’t care if he’s mad. Maybe that will make him play even better.”

Coach Tom Cable will be available following practice.

The Raiders signed Roy Schuenig, cut by the St. Louis Rams, to the practice squad. He was a teammate at Oregon State with fellow practice squadder Slade Norris and has operated in a zone blocking scheme.

More to come later . . .

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  • Simon

    30# priesttj Says:
    September 7th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    T’pin, and everyone else don’t let this stuff get to you. It’s almost laughable when you hear some of these fools try to spin this in some negative light. One talkshow host even said he feels sorry for Raider fans over this trade.

    In their minds Belichik is infallible he couldn’t possibly have done this, Al Davis can’t possibly have pulled this off. As you said it’s popping their skulls, that this could happen and the Raiders get the bettr of the deal. So the spin it and spin it and spin it. Buit the bottom line is the Raiders got a probowl calibre Dlineman for 1 1st rnd pick which coud end up beig anything.

    Wha they don’t know is that Bill Belichik and Mr Davis are old friends and Mr Davis has helped Bill and now Bill has returned the favor. He gave Randy Moss to Bill and in return Bill knowing he was going to lose Seymour gave him to Mr Davis.

    All you have to do is look at the # of trades they have made in recent years to know they trust each other. Or else there is NO WAY the Raiders get this player for only a 1st……….period

    Seymour I do believe is struggling with the trade having talked to Randy Moss but this is the nature of the business. When he stops and looks at the roster or takes into consideration the young talent on this team he may feel much different.
    ————————–
    well put…

  • Braveheartraider

    Ok, I’ll bite. How much better does Seymour make us right now? This is a short term fix or at least an attempt at it. I didn’t post earlier expressing any delight at the trade so so far I’m consistent with my line of thought. This isn’t negativity, I just would’ve kept the pick instead.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Sure, Oakglenn, you guys wouldn’t blame Seymour if our run defense sucked. You’re going to blame the scheme instead. Riiiight. You know good and well that since Al Davis supposedly brought Seymour here to stop the run, that when the run defense sucks, it will be Seymour who’s scapegoated by Davis and his followers.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Braveheart, is that what you were saying about Seymour yesterday? That he was just a temporary fix? No big deal? Let me know if you have any comments from yesterday, so I can look and see.

  • Canadian Raider

    Raider fans dont even acknowledge Riraider. I just made that mistake. This guy lives in his mothers basement and hides behind a computer. If I knew where he lived I guarantee you he would never make another post again. Losers like him eventually get it in the long run. Let the pussy say what he wants hes a coward and racist.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    LTR, how’s the trade make us better? Seymour’s AWOL!. We could wind up getting nothing for our first round ’11 pick.

  • Braveheartraider

    I didn’t post yesterday MaddenRaider- I was working and didn’t hear about the deal till a couple of hours ago. We’re 6 to 8 hrs in front also.
    It is a big deal though-lets hope its a good one.

  • http://Raiders.com RaiderTW

    riraider Says:
    September 7th, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    The Real MaddenRaider:
    You are the first sensible person that has made any sense on here. The delusional fans on here are just that!
    DELUSIONAL Stupid ignorant Raider fans
    R
    ————–
    Wow you, MR & Rackosh!t ought to get a room & ….well…eat your pumkins & peaches. lol

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    It’s odd how as soon as MR starts posting his best friend Ricosh1t disappears. No coincidence there. It’s not easy posting as multiple people simultaneously.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    I’ll check out yesterday’s comments to see if you didn’t post yesterday, BraveheartRaider. If you’re lying, you’ll have taken being pwned to a whole new level.

  • El Tato

    We need Seymour to report.

    Anyway I can understand him being angry, 7 days before the start of the season he HAS TO BE in Oakland, that his 2708 miles away from Boston, where he has his life, his family, his home and all with no previous warning.

    If he doesn’t report either he is is in trouble and can’t play this season or he comes back to NE and we have our 1st round pick back.

    So, as I understand, the only problem we have if he doesn’t report is… we are not going to stop the run. Again.

  • Raiderwoj

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    September 7th, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    LTR, how’s the trade make us better? Seymour’s AWOL!. We could wind up getting nothing for our first round ‘11 pick.
    _____________

    Once again you show your ignorance, if he doesn’t report then there is no trade. So the only way we get “nothing” is if he shows , passes physical, and refuses to suit up every week, which means he will be suspended every four weeks for conduct detrimental and not get paid and he will be fined

  • HayesDaze37

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

    Seymour would be wise to show, sign a more-than-fair contract extension (a la Burgess), and enjoy his last few years in the NFL on a young team on the verge of doing great things.

    AL DAVIS has shown once again, that he has the biggest balls in NFL ownership…and he’s willing to do what it takes to make his team better. His deals don’t necessarily always work, but he’s got the balls to make them.

    Almost every AL-hater in here blasted him for not addressing the D-line. Now that he has — with one of the best D-linemen available in the league — he still gets hammered by those who can’t admit when the man does a good job.

    If Seymour doesn’t show…the Raiders lose nothing, except a guy who doesn’t want to be here. If he’s smart, he not only shows, but he cashes his last relatively “large” signing bonus as a Raider.

    Belichick may have “screwed” Seymour intentionally by exiling him to Oakland without his support of the trade…but more likely, Al and Seymour were talking already.

    But, if Seymour’s bad blood from NE carries over to the Raiders, and he refuses to show…he runs the risk of losing this year AND still having a year left on his contract, still held by the Raiders.

    Lose a year, and still belong to the Raiders with no long-term deal? That’s crazy talk for a D-lineman @ 30 years-old…he’d be throwing away any chance at a big signing bonus from ANY team, after a year+ of not playing. Seymour’s great career can grind to a halt.

    Al holds the cards here, like a good player does. If the team and Seymour can’t work out a deal…other teams in the league at least know Al will trade a #1 if the player’s right.

    Keep on keepin’ on, Al Davis!

  • Braveheartraider

    Ha! Last time I was owned I payed for the priveledge! Fun too!

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    El Tato, cute. Seymour’s only mad because he has to move his family from Boston, which is normal for pro athletes. Has nothing to do with being traded to Oakland. Sure, buddy. Commitment to Denial.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Raiderwoj, running down the consequences of Seymour’s absence like that makes him seem like a thug. Yesterday this guy was a hero. What a difference a day makes.

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    MR

    You do know that if you said those things about my dead mother to my face you wouldn’t be typing right now? Unless you have Stephen Hawking type of skills.

    I can only wish that someday you and I come face to face. I know someone out there knows who YOU REALLY are and I WILL find out. Probably track you down at a 9er game.

    Classless a$$holes like you deserve what life gives you. I’m usually a pretty positive guy that doesn’t let a$$holes like you get to me, but when you mention having sex with my dead mother you crossed the line and lit a fuse that will burn until I decide it’s out.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    RaiderDogg, go sailing.

  • priesttj

    Brave, Seymour could bethe difference between us getting two more possesionsper game for our offense. That alone could change this season considerably.

    What short sighted people just don’t get is that if we can start winning games now it changes eveything for the future meaning geting FA’s developing a winning culture. Taking these young talented plyers like Matt S, T Scott, J Rich, Dez Bryant and Mitchell and all the others and showing them what it takes to win ballgames. That’s huge if you can win now with this move. Anyone talking about a 1st rndr 2 yeas from now as opposed to winning now…………..is CLUELESS!! anything can happen in 2 years.

    Also I’ve said it over and over again if you can get great players like we’ve been getting late in the draft. What else do you need? Talent is talent however you get it. Draft, FA’s or trades what difference does it make?

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    preist, it’s all good. Seymour’s just mad about having to move his family from Boston. His absence has nothing to do with how bad the Raiders are. Everything’s fine. I mean, he’s still not showing up. But it’s not because of Al Davis!

  • LTR

    SD now has some more game planning to do and no film on how we’re going to use Seymore. All the haters are worried and so are the teams we’ll face.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    LTR, this is assuming Seymour’s even suited up against San Diego. It’s a week away, and he’s awol right now. He hasn’t had one practice with us yet. SD’s worried about how we’re going to use him? WE don’t even know how we’re going to use him! This is turning more into a disaster by the second.

  • HayesDaze37

    OMG…it’s a “disaster!” Haha. MR wetting himself… over a team he hates. Using the personal pronoun “we” when talking of the Raiders. “We” implies you’re one of the team, figuratively and/or literally…and WE all know you don’t belong to the team in either fashion.

    MR = Fraud. (Worst kept secret in the blog.)

  • Richochet

    RaiderDogg Says:
    September 7th, 2009 at 1:13 pm
    It’s odd how as soon as MR starts posting his best friend Ricosh1t disappears. No coincidence there. It’s not easy posting as multiple people simultaneously.
    —————–
    Oh shut up, dumbass. The weakest of the weak take.

    LMAO at you getting all sensitive on me calling out your idiot posts regarding madden being here “10 hours straight”.
    Like I said, go to previous thread, hit ctrl f, type in madden’s name, and your dumbass will see he wasn’t here all day, like you said.

    I know, I know..you saw my previous post before the mod started whacking posts..including your whine to other posters about madden “being on for ten hours straight.”

    So..go..child..tell us when Madden’s last post was and when he came back..then state ‘I truly am dumber than cotton”.

  • LTR

    Al holds all the cards on this one. The trade was unexpected and I’m sure Seymore didn’t want to uproot his family. He’ll be here and terrorizing next Monday. Take it to the bank, just like Seymore after his extension.

  • Richochet

    HayesDaze37 Says:
    September 7th, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    It’s a great day to be a Raiders fan. Isn’t it?

    Seymour would be wise to show, sign a more-than-fair contract extension (a la Burgess), and enjoy his last few years in the NFL on a young team on the verge of doing great things.

    Richochet: Read=going to a team that sucks..so ignore what all the other PREVIOUS Raider players say…and “enjoy”.

    #######################3
    AL DAVIS has shown once again, that he has the biggest balls in NFL ownership…and he’s willing to do what it takes to make his team better. His deals don’t necessarily always work, but he’s got the balls to make them.

    Richochet: balls? What?? Oh..got it..he had ‘balls’ when he gave hall that 72 mil contract? “balls” when he threw 53 mil at Walker? “Balls” when he threw 39 mil at Wilson? “balls” when he threw 10 mil at Kwame??
    EXCEPT NONE OF THEM ARE STILL WITH THE TEAM.

    That’s NOT called balls to stupidly throw money/draft picks around..it’s called being a moron.

    #######################

    Almost every AL-hater in here blasted him for not addressing the D-line. Now that he has — with one of the best D-linemen available in the league — he still gets hammered by those who can’t admit when the man does a good job.

    Richochet: it’s a good job if you tie up seymour for long term..it’s a good job if you don’t massively overpay..but if both of the above don’t happen, it’s just another MORONIC DECISION by a out of touch geriatric owner.
    ###################

    If Seymour doesn’t show…the Raiders lose nothing, except a guy who doesn’t want to be here. If he’s smart, he not only shows, but he cashes his last relatively “large” signing bonus as a Raider.

    Richochet: Wrong. if HE DOESN’T SHOW IT’S ANOTHER BLIGHT ON THE RAIDERS..it sends out the message to one and all that players REALLY DON’T WANT TO COME TO OAKLAND..and other players/agents will point to it as “maybe we shouldn’t”.
    ###################

    Al holds the cards here, like a good player does. If the team and Seymour can’t work out a deal…other teams in the league at least know Al will trade a #1 if the player’s right.

    Keep on keepin’ on, Al Davis!

    Richochet: LMFAO..yeah..other teams know “dangle this guy at Al..hey..maybe he’ll bite..Look what NE got..they traded a guy who gets injured all the time, who’s lost a step, who’s 30, and who’s only got one year left on his contract..where they surely would have lost him..and they got A #1 PICK FOR HIM..Call Al…CALL HIM NOW!!!.

    Shows Al has gotten soft, and that he doesn’t think things through.

    that’s what happens when you’re old..stubborn..and refusing to listen.

  • 860Todd Christensen

    Dallas is getting blown out by Minn. 21 to 7.

  • 860Todd Christensen

    Stafford is Lion’s starting QB.

  • 860Todd Christensen

    Favre not even suited up.

  • NCRaiderFan

    Who gives a crap, He will be gone after this season AND we will have no draft pick in 2011. Every year I complain that some idiotic team deals their number 1 to the PATS now its us. USUALLY you say “Ill take that player over a number one next year” (i.e. Willie Gault-although that didnt work out, or Randy Moss– ditto) Here why the hell do we need a 30 player that hasnt made all pro the last two years.

  • 860Todd Christensen

    Dallas is getting slapped silly! lol

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  • riraider

    Canadian Raider Says:

    Man-up Pie hole!!!

    Attitude?..You need talent Ass….You piece of S…
    of which the Raiders DO NOT HAVE. Please don’t embarr ass yourself any longer. Your ancestors must be turning in there grave right about now.

    You & your countrymen total an IQ of 70

    R