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Gannon won’t be the story

Former Raiders quarterback and CBS analyst Rich Gannon went straight from the elevator to the network booth in the press box and appears intent on reporting the story rather than being the story.

A member of a local radio crew attempted to get inside the booth to visit with a friend and was turned away. He was told only essential personnel were allowed and that they were on “high alert.”

Gannon was the target of public comments from a Raiders spokesman who said the club would attempt to ban the former Raiders MVP from a production meeting for “negative” comments. Gannon was eventually allowed to participate in the meetings.

Former Raiders running back Lamont Jordan had a friendly visit with some early-arriving fans in the Black Hole and walked along the railing shaking hands with Raiders fans. He also greeted Darrius Heyward-Bey, the Raiders first-round draft pick and like Jordan a Maryland alum.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • lefty12

    go Raiders

  • http://CableBumaye 909RaiderLifer

    The story will be Russell, ALL eyes are upon him and he knows it. Time to step your game up kid….

    Off to the local dive to watch the game….

    GO RAIDERS!!

    Beat the rented Mules!!

  • Crude Earl

    Gannon is a “class act” and too smart to let himself get drug into the media circus for cheap ratings.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Big game for the Raiders offense today! Big game!

    Defense will lock it down in a physical effort!

  • Crude Earl

    Herrera and Russell both could learn alot from Gannon.

  • Crude Earl

    Wow Lefty ….were we suppose to be as witty as some of these morons and say first?

  • lefty12

    the Raiders are petty and wrong in the way they are handling this latest “incident”,but to call Gannon a class act is going a little too far.listen to his interview on khtk.he obviously has a vendetta against the Raiders.

  • Crude Earl

    Gannon played his heart out here (and while hurt) and has the right to voice an opinion….no matter how unpopular it may be to the fans or Raider organization.

  • lefty12

    that’s why i like to do that Earl.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    # Crude Earl Says:
    September 27th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Gannon is a “class act” and too smart to let himself get drug into the media circus for cheap ratings.

    …….

    We can’t say the same for al.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    I predicted the Raiders by 10 earlier in the week. But with al creating these distractions? Who knows now?

  • Nnamdi21

    909RaiderLifer Says:
    September 27th, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    The story will be Russell, ALL eyes are upon him and he knows it. Time to step your game up kid….

    Off to the local dive to watch the game….

    GO RAIDERS!!

    Beat the rented Mules!!

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

    I’m hoping the story will be our D and run game exploding on the hapless Broncos.

    Lets mangle them like we did SD!!!

  • Nnamdi21

    Face it. Gannon’s nopt pulling a Sapp and spouting off with no reason. I think Gannon’s been no non sense and straigth forward. I think he is a Raider and is disgusted at the way things have gone down hill.

    He’s not making up stories out of class. There are and have been problems that much is clear.

    All that aside, its Raider focus and Raider football in 5…4…3

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Lefty, I don’t see where Gannon has a vendetta against the Raiders. In fact, it sounds more to me like he cares and wants the team to win. That’s Gannon’s style. Telling it like it is. He believes that if humiliating someone results in them doing better to prove him wrong, then the job’s done. It’s the players and coaches not commenting at all with the real vendetta. They’re just sitting back and laughing their asses off.

  • 16yearsold16yearfan

    Wow singeltary tought vernon davis how to catch

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Sure, Nnamdi, we drop the Gannon issue and only talk Raider football, just as soon as you get the last word.

  • RaiderKen

    Click clack!

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    sup nation??

    23-17 RAIDERS!!!!

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Yes, Texas Raider. He said there’s some good qualities about Al Davis. Huge lie.

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    hells bells playin in Oakland

  • RaidingTexas

    Is anything Gannon said a lie?

  • neilb

    Guess there’s still some juice left in that arm.Great game Favre.

  • RaidingTexas

    I can’t find the game on any justin.tv channel. Anyone have any luck?

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    lets go D

  • Dmac20

    the Raiders are petty and wrong in the way they are handling this latest “incident”,but to call Gannon a class act is going a little too far.listen to his interview on khtk.he obviously has a vendetta against the Raiders.
    —————————–

    Naw man forget rich gannon he acts as if he was the only person who brought that raiders team to glory. he had jerry ric tim brown rod woodson charles woodson, charlie garner rtyrone wheatley,and he talks like he made the raiders great, and he carried a burden while he was there. Like al saide gannon didn’t make the raiders the raiders made gannon. Until he came and played with us he was a never was. He says oh to win I had to do this I had to do that like he didn’t have a team of vets and gruden. Nobbody liked gannon when here was with the team he didn’t know how to talk to people. Notice outta all players on that team from jerry, to tim, to romo to, rod, only person who talks negative is rich. Imagine steve young talkin bad about the niners? It wouldn’t be right because they were successful and are the reason he is who he was. Rich went against the code some things you just don’t do.

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    come on….

  • RaidingTexas

    14 more straight completions and he’s back to 50%!!!

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    that piece of shyt channelsurfing site is down.

    They have to review that Minn TD, don’t they?

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    taz listen on ksfo560.com

  • 504 Raider

    What up Nation,

    It’s about that time. Russell goes about 60% today and we win by 10+.

  • 504 Raider

    Our Pass defense suck!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    Could be a long day

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    It’s a TD, from the slow motion. Slid the second foot in. Wow. It was luck. I don’t know why they’re crediting Favre. He just heaved it up there. But it’s still a great play.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    Denver is driving right down the field. They look crisp. About to score the TD

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    Penalty might help

  • tazZraider

    this sucks can’t watch any of the games because none of the sites is working

  • Thec07

    Looks like we got a REAL Defense……

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    this is BS!!!

  • Thec07

    That was awesome….

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    redzone already

  • RaiderKen

    Hell yeah that’s what I’m talking about D

  • RaidingTexas
  • tazZraider

    goal line stand. YEEAHH BABBY!!

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    nice job RT

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    Raiders offsides

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    Big Kelley f’s up

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    They Stand!

  • neilb

    RaidingTexas…..thank you !!

  • raiderlifer24

    the game is on adht.net

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    come on D