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Raiders: McAlister report `nonsense’

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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  • Dmac2008

    First?

  • JB

    Sounds like Cooper has been hanging around with Sapp too much.

  • Dmac2008

    Ha Ha yes!!!! Finally.

  • nader64

    So what exactly did Herrera say Jerry? Quotes?

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

    Smoke potters!!!!!!

  • Florida Pete

    cooper + sapp = buttbuddies

  • Florida Pete

    nader64 Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 10:59 am
    So what exactly did Herrera say Jerry? Quotes?

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    oh, c’mon… i wasn’t even there and i know what Herrera said:

    you ********* ******** need to bring this ******* **** to me first before you ******** ****** yourselves all over the ******* planet with this stupid ******* ********… what a bunch of lowlifes…

  • LA to TheBay

    Oh, of course because the Raiders front office says it’s BS, it must be right?

  • DirtyBathWater

    Nah cooper isn’t with sapp. He’s letting Kawakami stick him in the booty with a needle b4 he reports! Both of them are straight up tools

  • 4evaRaider

    it figures

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

    Cooper is mad about the whole Scholarship thing!

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

    Bring back 42 year old Eric Allen…he would still be twice as good as Routt.

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

    Looks like McAlister made a miscalculation

    I hope he doesn’t get bulldozed by that little bulldozer guy.

    Wait that as for speculating which is different than miscalculating.

  • DirtyBathWater

    Good, I hope we do face cassell he’s a sitting duck in the pocket, Ellis, Seymore, Kelly prepare to feast

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

    “Cassel says he’s “leaps and bounds” ahead of where he was a week ago. He practiced again Friday, and the Kansas City Star writes that Cassel was moving around “very well” despite a brace on his knee”

    Looks like we might face Cassel on Sunday…

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

    I hope to gawd they get a competent returner in there for Sunday.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    LA to the Bay, like I said, to blame Russell for this loss, or to insist that if there is one person to blame, it should be Russell, is to excuse the prevent defense used at the end of the game, which is utterly retarded. It’s that simple.

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

    If we lose this game, it will be time to start talking 2010 draft…

  • DirtyBathWater

    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

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    al davis + prevent defense = buttbuddies

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

    Top 20 2010 draft picks:

    1. Ndamukong Suh, DT Nebraska
    Preseason Skinny: Star DTs are worth their weight in gold. Star DTs who can get into the backfield and have the ability to play anywhere on the line in any scheme get the hard look at the No. 1 overall spot.

    2. Taylor Mays, FS USC
    Preseason Skinny: The near-perfect safety prospect with impressive size, smarts, and cornerback speed.

    3. Dez Bryant, WR Oklahoma State (Jr.)
    Preseason Skinny: Can he stay healthy? If so, he has the type of drive and talent to be a ten-year superstar.

    4. Brandon Spikes, ILB Florida
    Preseason Skinny: While he might only be an inside linebacker, he’s the type of defensive quarterback who makes a team his immediately.

    5. Eric Berry, SS Tennessee (Jr.)
    Preseason Skinny: He might not be Taylor Mays as far as size and speed, but he makes more big plays.

    6. Greg Hardy, DE Ole Miss
    Preseason Skinny: If healthy, motivated, and with his head screwed on straight, he should be a dominant next-level pass rusher.

    7. Carlos Dunlap, DE Florida (Jr.)
    Preseason Skinny: He’ll make everyone drool at the Combine. He could stand to be a bit bigger, but otherwise he’s a prototype 4-3 end.

    8. Arrelious Benn, WR Illinois (Jr.)
    Preseason Skinny: He has the athleticism and the quickness to be a franchise receiver, and he has the attitude (in a positive way) to make it happen.

    9. Brandon LaFell, WR LSU
    Preseason Skinny: If he can make the LSU passing game shine, he’ll go this high. However, his numbers might not be that great and he has to play up to his tools.

    10. Evan Royster, RB Penn State (Jr.)
    Preseason Skinny: With decent size and breakaway speed, he has the basics. His vision and quickness through the hole, and his production this season, will make him a high-rising prospect throughout the year.

    11. Jonathan Dwyer, RB Georgia Tech (Jr.)
    Preseason Skinny: Big, fast, and tough inside and out, he has all the makings of a back who can carry an NFL offense. He’ll get plenty of chances to shine in the Tech offense.

    12. Sam Bradford, QB Oklahoma (Jr.)
    Preseason Skinny: In the right system he’s the next Tom Brady, but he has to prove he can handle a consistent pass rush. Everyone loves him, with many likely to make him the No. 1 overall prospect, but how good will he be when he’s not behind a dominant line?

    13. Arthur Jones, DT Syracuse
    Preseason Skinny: A poor man’s Ndamukong Suh … and that’s not a bad thing. He could end up making a ton of money as a 295-pound end in a 3-4.

    14. Gerald McCoy, DT Oklahoma (Jr.)
    Preseason Skinny: A building block to work a line around for a decade, he’s an anchor who’ll dominate in a 4-3.

    15. C.J. Spiller, RB Clemson
    Preseason Skinny: It’s all about his durability. If he can last a full season, he’ll be a top 15 pick. If he has bumps and bruises that cost him playing time, he could fall out of the first round. On pure talent he’s a top ten pick.

    16. Jermaine Gresham, TE Oklahoma
    Preseason Skinny: Known for his receiving ability, he doesn’t get enough credit for being a strong all-around tight end.

    17. Rolondo McClain, ILB Alabama (Jr.)
    Preseason Skinny: Very fast and as sure a tackler as they come, the rangy, versatile defender will be used in a variety of ways.

    18. Jevan Snead, QB Ole Miss (Jr.)
    Preseason Skinny: The hottest prospect this offseason, his stock has shot through the roof. He could end up being the No. 1 overall pick if he has a big season and leads Ole Miss to the BCS.

    19. Trent Williams, OT Oklahoma
    Preseason Skinny: While not a Hall-of-Fame pro prospect, he’s a sound, steady blocker who was the best lineman on the nation’s best front five last season.

    20. Jahvid Best, RB California (Jr.)
    Preseason Skinny: While he’s not big enough or durable enough to be a franchise back, he’ll be deadly if he’s in a Chris Johnson
    ______________________________

    I can’t see Al passing on those safeties!

  • Einstein

    JaMarcus is a fat loser and he has body odor.

  • Einstein

    DirtyBathWater you remind me of John Hererra? Is that you Johny boy? Wazzup bee otch. You get slapped around again today?

  • Einstein

    DirtyBathWater we all know you are John Hererra in disguise. It’s cool man, not everyone can be as cool as me.

  • DirtyBathWater

    Oh boy first norco now his little mini me not so einstein(jackass part 2) is here. What’s up tool?!

  • steelyone

    Cassel is in big time danger if he plays on Sunday.
    “The QB must go down.
    and he must go down HARD

  • alisgod

    one thing you have to know when dealing with the Raiders is to Shut your mouth. The more you yap the more it aint going to happen. Learn that McAllister. I would have preferred him as the nickel back over Routt but oh well.

    Nnamdi21, when I say Mitchell is on Al’s scholarship doesnt mean I dont think he will be great. As a matter of fact, I think he will be a heck of a player for us. I was one of the ones on youtube predicitng they would draft him in the 2nd round. I am hoping he becomes a Bob Sanders (either him or Tyvonn). However, no matter what happens with Mitchell, Al will always be in his corner just because the whole mediots blasted him for that draft.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Dude,

    YouTube!!! lol

  • Einstein

    What makes anyone think that McAllister is going to be any better than Huff, Eugene, Routt, or Baker? I don’t get it, dude isn’t on a current team for a reason. Not saying he wont be good, but how good is he really?

  • steelyone

    Dude….have you seen the u tube vids of Mitchell?

    Dude…he’s a beast

    dude.

  • Dude

    Alisgod,

    What makes you say Mitchell is gonna be a good player?

  • Nnamdi21

    125.
    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 10:37 am
    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.

    127.
    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 10:38 am
    ………….

    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.

    134.
    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 10:46 am
    …….

    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.

    17.

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 11:15 am
    LA to the Bay, like I said, to blame Russell for this loss, or to insist that if there is one person to blame, it should be Russell, is to excuse the prevent defense used at the end of the game, which is utterly retarded. It’s that simple.

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

    Dude. Seriously….

  • http://atm Raider O

    How come I post in real time, but the rest of you post in the Future!!

    I’ll work on that later, and now back to doing homework!!
    Taxes!!! dry subject!!

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Nnamdi, I did that because they keep burying my comments up high as if I posted them 10 minutes earlier. And, they probably will this one too, and I’ll have to keep reposting it. I demand my comments are fresh at the bottom, every time. THIS IS AMERICA!!!

  • Nnamdi21

    LEVELED

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    AND WE BELIEVE ANYTHING HERRERA SAY’S BECAUSE ??????

  • http://atm Raider O

    I’m posting in the Future Now!!!

    I’m A Magical Being!!! I’m the Lizard King!!

    Legalize It!!!!

    BOO will have an office in your area soon!

  • DMAC

    I’m not convinced with Eugene returning punts. One dropped punt can cost us the game. Why not try Branch out there?

  • http://atm Raider O

    Bank
    Of
    Osama

    Boo will be near you. Soon!

  • DMAC

    I’m not convinced with Eugene returning punts. One dropped punt can cost us the game. Why not try Branch out there?

  • Nnamdi21

    27. well put. Makes sense but again, I do0n’t see any indications now that he needs to be or will underperform.

    Oaklands D Monday night won raves from usually anti Raider ESPNites for its uber simplistic and throwback “70s-80s” defense predicated on disciplined, aggresive football.

    Given his size and speed, Mitchell makes sense in that kind of format.

    I pray he doesn’t have to become a scholoraship guy, but I see your point saying IF he needed to Al might let him stay just to prove detractors right rather than cut him. Not usre if its true, but sounds like vintage Al lore…

  • DirtyBathWater

    Lol

  • Nnamdi21

    Raider O:

    Im predicting real Maden Raider will post THIS… again!

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

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 10:46 am
    …….

    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

    ufk U word press…

    42. :) 46. :(

    Raider reserrection?

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/exclusives

    It was awesome to see the D be so physical but if we don’t beat KC…

  • Nnamdi21

    42. :) 46. :(

    Raider reserrection?

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/exclusives

    It was awesome to see the D be so physical but if we don’t beat KC…

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    …………….

    Nnamdi, I did that because they keep burying my comments up high as if I posted them 10 minutes earlier. And, they probably will this one too, and I’ll have to keep reposting it. I demand my comments are fresh at the bottom, every time. THIS IS AMERICA!!!

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  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

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

  • DMAC

    We need to run the ball 70% of the time and pass the other 30%=Raider win 24-10

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:

    September 18th, 2009 at 12:03 pm
    Al Davis is an admitted admirer of Hitler. No joke.
    —————-
    True, but as a Jew, what does that make him?