By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 9:45 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Warren Sapp isn’t the only blunt object giving unfiltered opinions on the Raiders over a cable network.
It turns out Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area’s source on the impending arrival of Chris McAlister to the Raiders is former safety and special teams captain Jarrod Cooper, identified in a video report as the “Comcast Sportnet NFL Insider.”
And Cooper, famous for being a Raiders locker room loose cannon, said he learned from mutual friends McAlister would be a Raider, probably within a week. The written report states McAlister “may play Sunday against Kansas City,” which seems farfetched bordering on impossible considering he didn’t go to training camp and was cut by the Baltimore Ravens in February.
Both Raiders coach Tom Cable and defensive coordinator John Marshall said Thursday they had no knowledge of McAlister coming aboard.
In the process of the report, former teammates Michael Huff and Stanford Routt were left with tire tracks after being thrown under Cooper’s runaway bus.
“Al Davis does not like Michael Huff . . . Michael Huff, they’re playing him out of position. To get rid of Michael Huff, Al Davis would not mind. That may be one of the moves that brings Chris McAlister here,” Cooper said.
It should be noted that Huff played deep nickel safety against San Diego, probably the closest thing to his natural position, and probably played the best game of his career against the Chargers with a fumble recovery and an interception.
As for Routt, Cooper said, “I love Stanford Routt, but you’re pretty much good for nothing when it comes to covering people.”
A link to the CSN Bay Area report is here.