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Gannon won’t be the story

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, September 27th, 2009 at 12:21 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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

    Raiders make the stand on 4th and Goal

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

    Mitchel in the game… D holds!!!

  • neilb

    DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    lafat sucks!!! hahaahaha so does posting to fast thing

  • RaidingTexas

    Well, this just means that Lechler will have no room to punt.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    the atdhe.net link seems to work. myp2p is useless today.

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

    lets go O… give it to bush!!!

  • RaidingTexas

    It is Russell’s fault because he threw it to DHB.

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

    DHB falls down and Broncos get the pick.

  • RaiderKen

    Cable needs to Run the Damn Ball

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

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge

  • angelodebo

    jruss at his best!

  • Raider Fan in NYC

    russell with all day to throw plenty of room to see and throws a pick

  • raiderlifer24

    that wasent russells fault dhb fell and didnt go after the ball

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Starting to force the deep ball again. That play was not there. Much higher percentage play going underneath to the back that was open. Cable, don’t do this. Don’t become who I thought you were before the season started.

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

    TD Denver. Marshall wide open.

  • Raider Fan in NYC

    im just getting sick of this defense constantly having to play with its back against the wall

  • steveandblack

    alright, time to bench this fat turd

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

    come on jabling lets go

  • elguapo2010

    el gordo jamarcus throws another td! way to go dawg!

  • Raider Fan in NYC

    wow, so what are the excuses on that one by the few blind/delusional people still in the russell camp.

  • angelodebo

    hahaha! russel is soooo bad.

    Where are all the russel lovers?

    defend how great he is..and how its not his fault that he sucks

  • http://www.us.army.mil/ texguy

    I didn’t think that it could get much worse than 3 and out all game long but I was wrong.

  • Terrapin

    I’m watching this game and these no calls are really concerning me. DHB was just picked on the route – no call resulting in an INT.

    On JRs first INT that couldve easily been called PI on Denver on DHB.

    These no calls dont’ bode well for today.

  • Terrapin

    The refs must have went on vacation Lefty12

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

    DHB was doubled on the pick. There was a man underneath and a man over the top.

    Russell had no business throwing the ball

  • raiderindavalley
  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Unbelieveable!
    Enough already!
    Let someone else play!

  • Random Drug Tester

    you know who is really solid at Quarterback?

    Not us

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

    Raiders will be good next year when they finally admit the mistake with Russell and look for a real QB.

    Another pick by Russell. Nowhere close to the WR.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    BOO freaking boo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Play someone else!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Random Drug Tester

    you know who is really solid at Quarterback?

    Not us!

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

    Russell is f’n horrible

  • raiderindavalley

    wow please put someone else in please

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Forced another one. I know you guys are going to blame Russell but it’s the playcalling. THOSE PLAYS ARE NOT THERE. Brady and Manning couldn’t pull these passes off. Denver was playing for that pass. The playcalling is awful.

  • Thec07

    I am trying hard to hold my tongue….

  • lefty12

    illegal contact-no call.DHB was bumped.

  • Thec07

    I said i would wait until the bye….

  • RaidingTexas

    Will you Russell defenders now just go the fk away? Man, this guy just absolutely sucks. This team is completely screwed until they get him off the field. Just makes me so fkn sick. Two out of the past three first rounders are worthless idiots taking up a ton of cap space.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Why aren’t we running the ball? Is it Russsell’s fault that our playcalling isn’t complimenting our strength?

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

    Madden…

    Are you serious? DHB was open out of the break and Russell overthrew him.

    And it wasn’t even close.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Raiding Texas, we’re able to run the ball, but we’re not. We could have ran the ball on that very down. Why didn’t we? Why are you blaming Russell for the playcalling?

  • Raider Fan in NYC

    I agree that we need to pound the rock a little especially with bush but im sorry both those picks are on russell. I understand DHB fell but he had other options on that play that were safer, the 2nd one was just pathetic.

  • angelodebo

    why should we not throw the ball Real MaddenRaider? Because our QB sucks?

    This is the NFL..

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    We will never have a winning season again with this playcalling. We have the capability to be one of the best running teams in football. We can run the ball now. Our passing game is not developed yet. Yet, we’re still forcing balls downfield. Just retarded. I’m about to take back every good thing I’ve said about Cable this past week.

  • Raider Fan in NYC

    hey one more pick and russell will have completed more passes to the other team than his own, thats quite an accmplishment.

  • RaidingTexas

    You’ll only be able to run the ball so many times before they load up the box and put that to an end.

    And I blame Russell for LOCKING ON TO THE DAM RECEIVERS! My blind grandmother could see where he was going to throw that ball.

  • Thec07

    LOIUS MURPHY IS BADASSSSSSS

  • raiderindavalley

    i just hope the old man and cable come to there sense and bench the dude put him on the subway diet and getting him some glasses take them big dumb chick earring out his ear

  • Raiders4eve

    Russel sucks