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Raiders: McAlister report `nonsense’

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 10:46 am in Oakland Raiders.

Looks like Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area “NFL Insider” Jarrod Cooper is on the outside with his old team.

One day after coach Tom Cable said he knew nothing about the possibility of bringing aboard cornerback Chris McAlister, team spokesman John Herrera took it one step further by saying Cooper’s report on the transaction was “totally untrue” and “nonsense.”

Herrera took exception to Cooper’s criticism of Michael Huff and Stanford Routt and was critical of reporters for bringing up the rumor with potentially affected players in the locker room.

Looks like McAlister made a miscalculation if hoping to join the Raiders by floating the idea before having anything close to a deal in place.

It’s also a public vote of confidence for Huff, coming off his best game after playing more than 30 snaps as a deep safety on passing downs.

During the pre-practice window available to the media, there was no sign of Johnnie Lee Higgins _ meaning Hiram Eugene is the likely punt return specialist against the Chiefs.

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  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    If Al Davis is an admirer of Hitler, what does that make his loyalists? Food for thought.

  • DMAC

    Damn…..The Raiders were real physical last Sunday
    Charger players who did not practice…….
    LT- ankle
    Louis Vasquez- knee
    Jamal Williams- arm
    Marcus Mcneal- hand
    Nick Hardwick- ankle
    (got their asses kicked, but we couldn’t get the W)

  • http://FunnyAsACrutch TVs Anson Williams

    Here’s the context of MaddenRaider’s deliberately misleading post. It’s from a New York Times piece of a couple years ago:

    “This was an interesting place to take things. In 1981, in a conversation with the sportswriter Gary Smith, Davis confessed he was ”captivated” by Hitler. Coming from a Jewish man who had grown up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the remark invited all sorts of inquiries.

    Davis chuckled when I reminded him of the article. ”I didn’t tell him that,” he said. Davis paused. ”He had to be stopped, you know?”

    Gary Smith?

    ”No, Hitler. Now, was there some admiration for what they were doing? If you were connected with football, you had to have some admiration. You know, quick strike.””

  • LA to TheBay

    Ya, it’s certainly the afternoon.

  • 860Todd Christensen

    WB Dakota, missed your timely comments!

  • DMAC

    Routt has got to go. Looks like he isn’t even giving a 100% effort. Cut him now!

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  • LA to TheBay

    Ya, Russell has guts and a cannon arm.

    Now he needs to learn to throw the ball with touch and accuracy. Needs to learn to move defensers around and stop locking on to one WR. Even when he does move through progressions, it’s usually deep, then he comes back to his check-down, which is OK sometimes, but he’ll need to open it up more.

    And stop overthrowing check downs. I think the most annoying aspect of the young man’s game is he is throwing short routes too high.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Boob #56

    That may be the one to get you banned. I’m sending it to management.

  • YoungAmerican

    Two things I liked about how Russell played in San Diego:

    1.) That awesome downfield block on the reverse to Higgins. He looked like an offensive lineman out there. It’s always good to see that kind of effort, especially from a young quarterback.

    2.) Stepping up after his knee got tweaked. It’s his team, and the way he showed how badly he wanted to get back on the field is a sign that he’s maturing into an actual leader.

  • YoungAmerican

    Edit: played against* San Diego

  • AZ Raider

    McAlister is not neede. Huff did a bang up job as the nickle/saftey. I’m pumped up about the next 3 weeks. All 3 are must wins after the loss Monday night. If we bring it as hard as we did against the Chargers, we have a chance to put on a show. Russell is coming along it seems. I like everything he’s been saying and like the progression on the field.

    I’m playing the OAK defense in my FFL this week to spell the Eagles against the Saints and Drew Brees. Eugene better not put the ball on the ground or it could spell desaster for my FFT and the Raiders. Why not Branch? Didn’t we draft him with that in mind?

    Keep it up Huff!

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Anybody got Jerry of Jon’s email address.

    I want to send #56 Narco Boob despicable comments to them, thanks

    You send them too, thanks.

  • LA to TheBay

    What’s up, AZ?

    You mix up the Kool Aid yet?

    I got my cup ready.

  • Plunketthead

    You need to start loving more and hating less.
    Its good for the soul.

  • Einstein

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Al Davis is an admitted admirer of Hitler. No joke.

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    OMG MoRon. Now you are just reaching and pathetic. You sir are a complete MORON.

  • Einstein

    Oakland 37

    KC 10

    It’s a BLOWOUT, similar to the blowout of Theismans leg! That was cool, you could actually here is “snap”. AWESOME.

  • AZ Raider

    He’ll ya LA!

    10-6!

    Eugene 187 return yards and a TD!

    Cassell goes down in the 2nd!

    AFC West CHAMPS!

    Drink it!

    It’s thick but tastes great!

    ;)

  • LA to TheBay

    I think McBush repeat performance of last year in KC. Can’t afford turnovers or penalties.

    Must play with violence.

    Must play smart.

  • AZ Raider

    Were about to correct those mistakes Jhill, we’ll finish what we started 11/01/2009!

  • Einstein

    AZ Raider Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Drink it!

    It’s thick but tastes great!

    ;)

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    WTF man. This is a Raiders blog, please keep it clean in here for the rest of us heterosexuals.

  • jhill

    McFadden fumble.

    TD at the half.

    Defense gives up 2 TDs in the 4th qtr.

  • Einstein

    KoolKell is the blog Mommy!! LOL.

  • DMAC

    I’m skeptical about Eugene returning punts. One mistake from him can cost us the game.

  • Richochet

    DirtyBathWater Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 11:16 am
    Funny how Kawakami has everything negative to say about our team, but when we display aolot of positive play opening night, he’s ghost. Jerry I can respect the other beat writers lie urself and Cam, but this punani hole needs to stop putting stories on this sight, don’t be soo one sided buddy
    ============
    LOL..did you actually just say “Jerry and I can respect the other beat writers”?
    Dude..I’ve never seen such a butchering of the Queen’s English as the above..NEVER allude to you being a writer of anything except for notes in study hall.

    What the hell has happened to our educational system?
    Damn..

  • AZ Raider

    Play violent! I like it! Hard casts and chop blocks! Play dirty! Just win baby!

  • DirtyBathWater

    Good observation youngamerican I agree, big difference from when he first started, I remember he went out from an ankle injury and didn’t want to come back in…..now he showing up, he will be the quite leader and im down

  • jhill

    No fumbles.

    No dropped TDs.

    And tough 4th qtr defense.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Kell, these right wingers in here aren’t going to find bob’s comments unacceptable. They agree with him.

  • AZ Raider

    Never thought of that Kell, but where I come from snitches get stiches. Just cause Bobs a biggot doesn’t make it ok to throw him under the bus. After all, this IS America where we are free to speak our mind when ever or where ever.

  • DMAC

    I’m skeptical about Eugene returning punts. One mistake from him can cost us the game.

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  • Stabler76

    Do you think there is any chance Fargas will re-injury himself during the coin toss?

  • DMAC

    Let’s talk football.

  • DirtyBathWater

    Yes ban that rodeo clown norco and his other alias einstein!!!

  • DMAC

    I think Fargas days as a Raider are over. Too much production from Dmac and Bush.

  • Stabler76

    I hope the most productive RBs get to play

  • 860Todd Christensen

    I think we have the best of a tri-RB situation, that can help us all through the game, and properly applied, keeps the D on their toes. I like our weapons, I like our youth, we will be formidible again soon, not just getting off the bus!

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