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Cooper’s information bus tramples Huff, Routt

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.

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  • Nnamdi21

    Silver-n-Black666 Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 9:14 am
    Well if he is not injured maybe Bob is right and he sucked so bad they realized they had to bring in McAlister.

    All I was trying to say was that it might not be because of Huff’s play it may be because of Mitchell.

    Is Mitchell on Scholarship yet?

    ============================

    Don’t be absurd.

    Mithchell missed camp time because of insipid College rules and a tweaked hammy.

    He came from the University of Miami Ohio. Not exactly an NFL ready scheme or compettition.

    Combine with missed time and that level of competition in college I would be stunned if Mitchell was NFL ready right now or even this year.

    He does however fit what Oakland wants to and did do Monday night.

    Crush teams with simplistic, well executed football by superior athletes. Bigger, faster, stronger more violent.

    If Mitchell can excel and execute in such a scheme, his physical gifts could make him worth the high pick. In another more typical scheme, the high pick wouldn’t make as much sense.

    As it is, the 2nd round shot is a risk, but not as much as people would think.

  • LA to TheBay

    Mitchell will take some heads off in this league. Have some patience, guys. He’s coming off an injury and only got to play special teams, where he had a big hit.

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com Silver-n-Black666

    OK let me rephrase it again since everyone in here is so into taking everything so literally.

    It may not be Huff’s fault they are bringing in McAlister it may be someone else in the secondary that is injured or not excelling.

    I was just using Mitchell as an example get off my nuts about it, dont you have anything else to do?

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com Silver-n-Black666

    Nnamdi here is some advice:

    You look like Richochet when you cut and paste.

    Just say Post #103 SnB666

    Its much easier to read that way and you dont look like a inbreed monkey.

  • LA to TheBay

    “It may not be Huff’s fault they are bringing in McAlister it may be someone else in the secondary that is injured or not excelling.”

    I agree with you, and I think it’s Routt.

    Our S’s played as well as i’ve seen them play.

    And in a tough scheme. Man free is not easy to pull off for 80% of a 60 min game. Problem with that game is that the coverage was so loose on the last 2 drives, and specifically on that sproles pass, the LB slipped. Not sure if it was 52 or 53, but I think it was Kirk.

  • Nnamdi21

    97. I’m not sold on McAlister coming at all. You made some valid points.

    My game was “mysteriously” erased to, I suspect make room for the 78th year show finally of Guiding Light, but I think its available on NFL.com for an $8 fee.

    If you don’t have it or are so inclined, do checkl out the game. The defensive highlights are worth every penny.

    The media down plays it and I can’t find the highlights anywhere of how dominat and bad azz this defense looked against SD.

    Chris Johnson was phenomenal reading and destroying outlet passes. Tyvon Branch looked like the answer we’ve been searching for all these years at Safety. (Granted he was helped by better gap control and Seymour setting the edge) but his physical prowess and speed combined with text book tackles made my heart jump.

    Check out the game and the plays our media won’t show you.

  • LA to TheBay

    Good advice, 21.

    If you go to NFL.com and order the game rewind for 35.00 bucks I think, they give an offer to get game pass for 5.00. Great deal, IMO. It’s the straight up network broadcast, so you can’t see the secondary well, but it’s great.

    During the offseason, I must have watched our more telling games 3 times each. The Tampa game, the Houston game, NE, Miami, 2nd KC, NO and ATL, both Denver games.

    I reccommend you watch the 1st Denver game and then the second to see the quantum leap in our secondary with CJ in there playing man.

    Just like on Monday, the QB will go after him because of who plays on the opposite side.

    There will be a ton of balls thrown his way and I think he wouldn’t have it any other way. He really has an ability to shadow well and sniff out screen passes.

  • Nnamdi21

    Silver-n-Black666 Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 9:31 am
    Nnamdi here is some advice:

    You look like Richochet when you cut and paste.

    Just say Post #103 SnB666

    Its much easier to read that way and you dont look like a inbreed monkey.

    ======================================

    No no, I wanted to show the folly of what you’d written.

    Nice how you deflected and focused on my formatting rather then the undeniable truths I schooled you on about Mitchell.

    Insult all you like, you got leveled and you know.

    So does every one else.

  • LA to TheBay

    I think our defense matches up better with KC. A guy like Sproles is real dynamic. He got us in two phases of the game, special teams, and in the passing game.

    Johnson is more of a north-south runner and not as elusive in the passing game. Plus, I would expect to see adjustments made there, anyway. I just wish they were made in the second half or at lest the end of the 4th quarter on Monday.

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

    KC = must win game

    If we lose this game, we might go 3-13 this year…

    We need a 3-1 start just to hope for a chance at 8-8 and a run at the division.

  • inonewordraider

    Kansas City favored by 3

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com Silver-n-Black666

    You leveled me because I was speculating on Mitchell being injured or not? (He did miss a lot of camp with hammy)

    WOW you are good!!!

    A pro I would say at leveling people!!!

    Your just the typical myopic Al Davis sack licker that got all defensive because I was talking about Mitchell.

    Calm down pour yourself anotehr glass of kool – aid then stop cutting and pasting like Richochet.

    It’s annoying no matter how RIGHT you are or how self righteous you are, its still annoying!!

  • Nnamdi21

    Silver-n-Black666 Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 10:00 am
    You leveled me because I was speculating on Mitchell being injured or not? (He did miss a lot of camp with hammy)

    WOW you are good!!!

    A pro I would say at leveling people!!!

    Your just the typical myopic Al Davis sack licker that got all defensive because I was talking about Mitchell.

    Calm down pour yourself anotehr glass of kool – aid then stop cutting and pasting like Richochet.

    It’s annoying no matter how RIGHT you are or how self righteous you are, its still annoying!!

    ======================================

    Sounds and fury little lady.

    Again, you mentioned nothing of susbtance or value to validate or even make a reasonable argument.

    You stated and I quote:

    “Is Mitchell on Scholarship yet?”

    A scholarship like say Sam Williams or Alvis Whitted might imply you felt Mitchell is that caliber player because he isn’t starting immediately.

    Frankly, I’m bored with your non arguments.

    end transmission:

  • Nnamdi21

    LEVELED

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com Silver-n-Black666

    Is that what you are getting your panties in a bunch about.

    The Scholarship comment?

    Wow you are a sensitive little guy.

    I will give you some substance for your little imaginary bulldozer so you can get all excited thinking you can level people in a Blog. (Richochet style)

    You admit there is such thing as Scholarship yet you crucify me for saying that Mitchell could end up there one day. Come on man you cant have it both ways unless your bi.

    No one knows what caliber of player is Mitchell is yet so you are speculating just like me.

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

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    where is everyone?

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

    Herman Edwards:

    “There were a lot of bright spots for the Raiders. The gap has closed, but Oakland has to find a way to finish games. JaMarcus Russell can’t play like Philip Rivers. He needs to be more consistent. He’s in his third year now. You have to make plays to stay in this league.

    Apparently Richard Seymour still likes football. Obviously he is going from polar opposites from New England to the Raiders. But if he continues to play that way, he’ll help those guys.”

  • Florida Pete

    i thikn everyone worn out…

    JR sucks… JR doesn’t suck…

    receivers sucked… receivers didn’t suck…

    davis coaches the secondary… davis doesn’t say anything…

    marshall should be fired… cable should be fired…

    it’s exhausting… clearly someone called for a time out…

  • http://i41.tinypic.com/eb53t3.jpg Lynn from Snot

    Herman Edwards: Hello… You plaaaay to win the games .

  • Florida Pete

    oh, man… who gives a rip what hermy edwards says…

    90% of the commentators did not watch the game…

    they listened to a 5 minute recap from someone else…

    who may also have gotten the same recap from someone else…

    who… maybe… maybe watched the game…

    it’s why we’re 3 point dogs to the chefs…

    there’s a good bet to make… on the raiders…

  • alisgod

    I guarantee you Mitchell is goign to tag somebody real hard again this week. I wouldnt be surprised at all to see him tag Johnson a good one. You watch. He’s Al’s boy and Al is dying to sholve it up people’s rear ends. Mitchell (may or may not deserve it) but he is on Al’s scholarship.

  • Nnamdi21

    Raider Reserrection?

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/exclusives

    For real? I’m going to pay NFL .com to watch that game again.

    My DVR “mysteriously” erased the game. Fortunaltey that left enough room for the final season of “Guiding Light” grrr…

    I recall some violent hits and excellent tackling by Chris Johnson and Tyvon Branch…bad azz…

  • DirtyBathWater

    Lol!!! “You play to win the game!!!!”

  • neilb

    morning all.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Those of you blaming Russell for the loss are in essence supporting the prevent defense at the end of the game, which does make you borderline retarded. Don’t know if you knew that.

  • neilb

    I’m using one finger to type.How can that be too fast ?

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    ………….

    Those of you blaming Russell for the loss are in essence supporting the prevent defense at the end of the game, which does make you borderline retarded. Don’t know if you knew that.

  • Nnamdi21

    115. “You admit there is such thing as Scholarship yet you crucify me for saying that Mitchell could end up there one day.”

    ================================

    Yes.

    The fact you alluded to a complete unknown like Mitchell ending up on Scholarship with out having played an entire game as I pointed out, was stupidity.

    Again, for these reasons…

    “Mithchell missed camp time because of insipid College rules and a tweaked hammy.

    He came from the University of Miami Ohio. Not exactly an NFL ready scheme or competition.

    Combine with missed time and that level of competition in college I would be stunned if Mitchell was NFL ready right now or even this year.

    He does however fit what Oakland wants to and did do Monday night.

    Crush teams with simplistic, well executed football by superior athletes. Bigger, faster, stronger, more violent play.

    If Mitchell can excel and execute in such a scheme, his physical gifts could make him worth the high pick. In another more typical scheme, the high pick wouldn’t make as much sense.

    As it is, the 2nd round shot is a risk, but not as much as people would think.”

    I SEE ZERO REASON TO SUGGEST MITCHELL IS HEADED ANYWHERE NEAR AN AL DAIVS SCHOLARSHIP.

    You can’t provide a counter to anything I’ve said so you sit ther in your own stink and hurl insults like a little bish.

    Get a clue. Use that internet for something other than searching for Twinks near you .com

  • Nnamdi21

    Anyone with a vaild opinion based on facts and reason on here right now?

    Oh well…

    Konnichiwa Bishes!~

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com Silver-n-Black666

    Post #122 Alisgod

    If you say Mitchell is on Scholarship you will get leveled by Nnamdi21′s imaginary bulldozer.

    I said “Is Mitchell on Scholarship yet”

    Meaning he may or may not be now, but probably will be in the future.

    I was only speculating you are stating it as a fact I can’t imagine what kind of “LEVELED” you will get.

    People watch out here comes a little boy and his toy bulldozer!!

  • LA to TheBay

    Pete,

    Ya it’s a big problem. These guys aren’t even watching the games, they’re watching highlight reels.

    They could ask Young, Mike and Mike, and those three will tell them that Oakland dominated the LOS and could have won the game by double digits.

    Now they need to keep up that same intensity going into KC. I think Cassell needs to be on his @$$ the whole game (all of it, not just the first 3 1/2 quarters).

    You get pressure on the QB, even the good ones don’t look so good with no time.

  • Nnamdi21

    130. No fun.

    Your to stupid to even know your insipid commnet got you schooled. You don’t even know your wrong instead your hung up like a Pavlovian dog on a key word.

    You cant defend you moronic baseless comment so you fixate, deflect and call names.

    The you try to incite other people to dislike me for telling / showing and explaining repeatedly in great detail WHY your comment was incorrect, ridiculous and stupid.

    Yet your not even smart enough to acknowledge the fact.

    Yawn…

  • Nnamdi21

    133. quit fishing for insults

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    …….

    Those of you blaming Russell for the loss are in essence supporting the prevent defense at the end of the game, which does make you borderline retarded. Don’t know if you knew that.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota
  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Nnamdi, check the bit torrents before you pay NFL.com. Then again, you would have to download it. But anything’s better than forking money over to NFL.com

  • neilb

    How much had Joe had to drink ?

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

    Oh yeah, if Mitchell never starts at S, he will still be on the team for years and years…no doubt he is a potential scholarship playa!

  • LA to TheBay

    MR

    I thought Russell had an outstanding couple of TD passes and put us in position to win the game.

    He also left some points on the field, and I think that’s what most here are concerned about here.

    I don’t think anyone likes the prevent. There’s nothing wrong with zone or zone blitz, but the LBs just let Sproles take whatever he wanted.

    You look at the play that set up the Sproles TD, is it scheme or a LB slipping, or both?

    Who knows what happens if the LB doesn’t slip and they hold him to 7 yards. Who knows what happens if they go with a 4 man rush, man-to-man and Sproles burns a LB.

    It was a close game. We played it real tight and I just wish we either had a) 4 more points or b) connected on a few more passes or had a few great running plays to put us in position to score more points.

    The loss can’t be blamed squarely on the offense, defense, special teams, or the coaches. It takes an entire team to win or lose.

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com Silver-n-Black666

    I SEE ZERO REASON TO SUGGEST MITCHELL IS HEADED ANYWHERE NEAR AN AL DAIVS SCHOLARSHIP.

    Al hand picked this guy and even traded with NE (Ron Brace) to get him. Remember AL thought Chicago was going to take him?

    You still dont see a slight possibility?

    AlisGod sees it.

    I know you have a big ego but just admit you have no control over who Al puts on Scholarship and who he doesn’t.

    “If Mitchell can excel and execute” Then he wont have to be on Scholarship if this happens, will he?

    Man you are a simpleton trying desperately to act intelligent.

  • neilb

    Talking of drink,I see a bottle with my name on it.Have a great weekend everyone.

  • DownTheBayMOG

    “WHO THE F CARES ABOUT BRADY QUINN?? The stats show nothing. The Raiders do not run an NFL offense. They run a dumbed down, safe passing game full of check downs and passes to the TE. Any fool can see that. Im not calling him a bust, yet, but he is not good right now and people that say he is and point to the bogus stat line are just wishful thinkers. His footwork is garbage. He stares at WRs and relys on his arm too much. He aint a bust yet, but he sure looks headed that way. Bottom line_ A decent NFL Qb wins that game on Monday.”

    What? Dumbed down? Check downs are in EVERY OFFENSE bro. Peyton Manning has them, Tom Brady has them…you name it, it’s called an outlet so you don’t do something too risky with the ball! If he stared down receivers (which he does on occasion) he would have never made the 4th & 17 play- that was a double move by Murphy coupled with Russell looking off safety = Touchdown. He is actually better than a lot of folks give him credit for. The things he does well, commentators don’t say anything about- they love to bag on the guy just like some folks here do. How does Steve Young know the playbook? 80% of a playbook he just got this summer- I’d say that’s pretty darn good. Brett Favre didn’t know the Jets playbook when he first got there and he admitted it- a 15 year vet, still struggled. When it comes down to it, you either have to be able to play the game or not. Russell has proven that he belongs- he overcame an injury and spotty play to come in and give his team the lead with 2:34 left- I’d say that’s pretty good. I read somewhre on here that we “have to cut the field in half” because he’s too dumb to see the entire field- Guess what geniuses, Pittsburgh did JUST THAT for Roethlisberger when he was a 1st and 2nd year QB- they eased him into the game. I guess he’s dumb too. This guy’s stats aren’t pretty from Monday night but he played well enough for us to win. One “real” INT against a team that he threw 3 picks against last season and two TDs (yes, I know they overturned it) is darn good. He will play better this weekend.

  • DownTheBayMOG

    Oh yeah, since I’m new I wonder why everyone thinks Russell only started one season in college? He redshirted in 2003, split time with Marcus Randall in 2004 and started all of 05 and 06. BTW, anyone that thinks the guy can’t throw the sideline out has never watched him in college- he made a living off of that pass to Dewayne Bowe. Timing and route running will fix the passing game. When it clicks, teams will be shaking in their boots when we step on the field on offense.

  • DownTheBayMOG

    GO watch the tape- MURPHY clearly made a double move and JR froze the safeties- Go watch the clip on NFL network when they show the panned out view. The tape don’t lie.

  • Dude

    Double move by Murphy?? Looking off the safety? Lies, lies, lies. It was a blown coverage and he did not look off the saftey. What a bunch of B.S.

  • DownTheBayMOG

    http://www.raiders.com/media-vault/videos/WK-1-Cant-Miss-Play-JaMarcus-goes-deep/fdc25bb7-15f7-4662-80a5-20af39fb4010

    Here is the link if you are not up to searching for the play- watch for Murph and look at JR- never takes his eyes off the middle of the field.

  • coloraider

    Raider looked and played better than they have in years. They have to learn how to win the close game. When they do and they will look out. People need to be fans and not coachs. If all this doubters know how to fix the DARS than why are you not all coachs in the NFL?