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Russell should be accountable

No sign of JaMarcus Russell. No surprise.

It’s not the way the Raiders operate, urging players to be available during open locker room sessions, and it’s never the way Russell has handled himself since he arrived as the first pick of the 2007 NFL draft.

More than just the media is watching Russell closely now. In the aftermath of Sunday’s 38-0 loss to the New York Jets, and a pointed critique from coach Tom Cable, Russell essentially shrugged his shoulders and said he had no idea what his coach was talking about.

He didn’t have time to checkdown, the first interception came when a defender crosses his face and the one in the end zone intended for Todd Watkins was giving the wide receiver a chance to make a play.

Russell didn’t sound as if wanted any of his decisions or plays back.

Here’s what a face of the franchise does after a bad game:

He plants himself in front of the locker and takes on all questions. He takes responsibility for the bad plays, analyzes what went wrong, and not just for the sake of the media.

Russell does it so his teammates don’t have to alibi for him. He does it so his teammates realize he’s taking it to heart.

A good P.R. staff points out the ancillary benefit of Russell taking on all comers on Monday. Once Russell deals with his struggles on the first day of the week, then the story is cycled through the news and morphs into something else as the week goes on.

They urge the quarterback to get it out of the way now, put it behind him, and focus on the next opponent.

Assuming Russell, as per his custom this season, doesn’t talk until Thursday, the quarterback issue essenially remains on the table through Friday’s papers, when his responses reach print.

More to come following Tom Cable’s press conference . . .

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  • SC

    HE SHOULD!!!

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    Well, I thought we should all give Russell the lst quarter of the season to see if he can develop and mature. He has regressed and acts like he’s five years old. That is not good at all. Maybe Vinny Testaverde still wants to play.

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

    Fire Cable – Bench Russell

    bad HC + bad QB = 38-0

  • BS Detector

    Richochet Says:
    October 25th, 2009 at 9:36 pm
    9er Guy Says:
    October 25th, 2009 at 9:36 pm
    How did the 49ers go from winning the first few games in the start of the season to losing every game since?

    =======================
    Simple.
    When you play a team who’s vastly over rated, who’s win’s came against teams that were total garbage, which gave the 49ers the impression that they’re 3 wins we’re admirable, instead of hardly earned.
    And then they played teams who’s not vastly over rated.

    Quite simple, actually.
    ——————————————
    This post is on the money! Kudos to Ricochet. Let ‘em have it bruh!

  • tulare31

    Borrow from Berkeley…… Nice lol

  • Gust372

    Found on the web:

    “How to actually protest the Raiders… and have it work

    Yes folks, you heard it from me – it’s time for a boycott, but a good, creative boycott. A REAL boycott, not a bandwagon jump and not a false protest, but a 1960′s style “get *** done” boycott.

    First and foremost, this means -

    1. Stop buying tickets
    2. Stop buying merchandise
    3. Do not attend Raider events
    4. Do not watch Raider television broadcasts from your home television or listen to the Raiders on local radio

    I’m well aware of the friendships and good times forged over the Raiders and am not suggesting any of those end. I’m also well aware of the fact that, even though the Raiders suck, you only get 16 games per season and want to watch them.

    Instead of letting these things get in the way of a good boycott, let’s use them to our advantage.

    1. ATTEND HOME GAMES… just don’t go inside.

    The Oakland Coliseum’s parking lots are owned by the city, not the team, and in these tough times CA’s local economies could certainly use the money. A parking space may be expensive, but you’re paying to use that space for about 10 hours, why not use it all 10 hours? Show up, party, get drunk, have all the fun you want WITHOUT BUYING A TICKET OR ENTERING THE GAME.

    Imagine the Raiders losing 42-0 in the middle of an empty stadium, with the fans outside partying and having a good time with beer and food they’ve purchased themselves. Al Davis would be facilitating a party he’s making no money from.

    Add to this the fact that fans could put boycott signs and flags on their tents/cars, and it’s like a full on protest without needing to obtain permits for such a thing.

    SEASON TICKET HOLDERS – READ THIS

    Since your tickets are already purchased, you might as well use them. Bring signs voicing your displeasure and leave early during bad games. If possible, arrange group “walk outs.”

    2. Watch the games on pirated streams and at sports bars.

    TV money drives the NFL. As it is, the Raiders lose a ton of it by not getting local coverage 2-4 times a year, but could stand to lose even more if advertisers want nothing to do with the team. Sports bars pay the NFL one flat fee per customer (based on their capacity) at the beginning of a season. When 40 people crowd a TV watching one game, the ratings aren’t reflecting that. When you watch a game on a stream, it is also not shown in the ratings for obvious reasons. Make sure your Raider-watching is not empowering Al Davis.

    3. Do not call into any official Raiders sports radio shows. Call into their competitors.

    KSFO owns the rights to Raiders broadcasts, which they purchase from the Oakland Raiders. If people are calling into their shows and giving them ratings, their advertisers will keep buying ads during Raiders games, and KSFO will certainly renew their rights to the Raiders.

    KSFO is not a station worth your ratings anyway. They are a right wing station that gives voice to race -baiters like Sean Han nity, Mark Le vin and Rush Lim baugh (who even the President of the players union thinks is too racist and divisive to be involved with the NFL). The less money you’re giving them, the better.

    Call into competitor shows, such as KNBR’s lineup, or even JT The Brick’s show on Fox Sports Radio , and voice your complaints about the Raiders and your solidarity with the boycotts. JT may be a Raiders employee, but his show has nothing to do with the team and he’ll always give voice to Raiders fans.

    Those outside of the Bay Area who get the Raiders on local radio should do the same.

    4. SUPPORT COMPETITORS

    Don’t let those who sponsor this madness get away scot free. If something is the “OFFICIAL *INSERT THIS HERE* OF THE OAKLAND RAIDERS,” then buy the competing brand, and write an email/letter to that company’s complaint department saying WHY you purchased the competing brand.

    Sponsors of the team need a return on their investment. If being associated with the Raiders causes companies to lose money, they won’t sponsor the team.

    This team may live in Oakland, but let’s borrow from Berkeley and show old Mr. Davis what a real fan protest looks like.”
    _________

  • LA to TheBay

    All the gifts in the world. Talent, potential, cannon arm, 6’6″, status, responsibility.

    All that + winning attitude + accountability = wins.
    All that – winning attitude – accountability = 2-5.

    I would be a fool to say he’s a bust so early in his career, but its a lot safer bet then saying he’s our franchise QB for the next 10 years and an All Pro in the making.

    The risk of sitting him behind a vet and continuing his development is that he still gets paid over 10 million dollars (minus cheeseburgers which leaves like 5) to be even less accountable and responsible.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    # Raiders4eve Says:
    October 26th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Real fans go to watch Jr lay an egg,
    ======================================================

    Real fans go to watch JR lay an egg. “Real” fans go to watch their team eff up. This is the most unbelievable statement I think I have EVER read. So, when I go to watch the GS Warriors, I am supposed to watch Stephan Curry clang shots and then boo him. I watch the A’s so I can see Cliff Pennington k. And you wonder why we have problems here. Where does this IDIOCY COME FROM?? This must be the “gang” mentality. Let’s just spray the hood with an AK and if some women and kids get hit, eh, so what. That what losers do.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    Richochet Says:
    October 26th, 2009 at 11:55 am

    So, by YOUR reasoning, OakDork, it’s ok that YOU state, stupidly, how great the Raiders are going to do, as long as you use good grammar, regardless of how far up your ass your head is?
    Or that, according to YOU, Russell is a bonifide star in the making? As long as you spell “star” properly?
    =============================================

    No racko-sheeit, it doesn’t mean that. But let’s be honest here, logic has never been your strong suit, has it??

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

    Russell needs an attitude adjustment…

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Gust372,
    Never seen you commenting under that handle. New to the blog or just a whiner fan or dolt fan. The quickest way to lose the team in a lease year is to do the things you mentioned. Most of the Raiders deserve the support of the fans. Not fair to Seymour, Nnamdi, and others that work hard. Any other ideas worth reading?

  • http://www.mrc.org Simon

    AL should be accountable for the last 6 seasons.

  • http://www.us.army.mil/ texguy

    Russel needs to be released during the uncapped year.

  • Gust372

    Exlaraidersesonticketholder (that’s a handle..hope I spelled it right),

    I am new to this blog, although I have left comments in the past. Just not very frequently. No, I’m not a whiner fan or a dolt fan. I’m a Raider fan. I think the whole point of the boycott is that if we lose the team, so be it. Better to have no team than a losing product. A losing football team generates money for the Raiders only. A winning team generates money for everyone. If Al Davis is going to be content with a losing team, and lining his own pockets, then good riddance if he ups and leaves. I don’t understand your point about the Raiders deserving the support of the fans. The players have more power than anyone to do something about Davis’s management. They’re just collecting their checks. Hence, they’re part of the caper. Nnamdi and Seymour may work hard, but they know good and well that the guy who cuts them their checks will never build them a winning team, Seymours boisterous, satirical prediction last week noted. I respect your point of view that this idea is not worth reading (not my idea, btw, again, I lifted this from a Raider website, the only reason I don’t list the poster’s name is because the post is obviously provocative and I don’t want to make him any enemies), on that note, I think you for reading it anyway, and even responding! The more attention, the merrier. Good day to you, Exlaraiderseasonticketholder.

  • Silver-n-Smac

    Gust372:

    Come on man. All this talk about fan boycott is so ludicrous.

    Let’s say everyone did everything you suggested.

    What do you suppose the end-result would be exactly?

    Do you really believe Al Davis gives a crap what you or I think?

    Al is NOT about money. Nothing he does is about money. Every move Al makes is geared towards the idea of winning & being dominant. Regardless of the end-result, that is his only intention – period.

    So, you, me & everyone’s grandma could boycott games from now until eternity.

    Al Davis does what he believes will translate to winning. You boycotting games will not change that decision-making process.

    If you’re suggesting that Al will cave in and sell the team, you’re fooling yourself.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    That was NOT professional football out there on Sunday. Other than Fargas, NOT ONE PLAYER, played at a professional level. At this point, the only realistic and logical thing to do is start taking undrafted free agents like Desmond Bryant and see if they want to play in the NFL and start scrapping these over priced underachievers who just like to collect big paychecks. What is the worst thing that can happen?? We get blown out 38-0??

  • DKnight007

    Dakota Says:
    October 26th, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    Offseason plan:

    Trade for Kolb, hire Fassell (best we can hope for), draft o-line and LBs, sign the best NT on the market, get DHB a hand transplant.

    ^^^^^^^First things first…..Al Davis needs to take a back seat and hire people like Holmgren, Bruce Allen, Cowher, Parcells, Gruden to turn this ship around!

    Trade for Vick or Kolb to be the QB next year!

    It won’t happen though….because Al Davis doesn’t listen to the fans or care what they think.

    Do you know how many fans called the Raiders headquarters and office in Alameda and demanded Jon Gruden be hired! Trust me…the phones were ringing off the freakin hook over there and did Al Davis listen??

    Probably not….because he doesn’t care about the Raider Nation of fans!!

  • DKnight007

    Firing Cable now will NOT matter one bit. Only thing that should be done now as far as a coaching standpoint is Tollner needs to call the plays.

    The person who needs to go away who has making stupid decisions last six years is the freakin OWNER/MEDDLING OWNER/GM/PERSONNEL MAN/DRAFT DAY DECISION MAKER/FOOTBALL OPERATIONS/HEAD OF SCOUTING/WANNABE COACH/WANNABE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/DICTATOR/WANNABE EMPEROR FROM STAR WARS…..

    The stubborn old senile delusional man himself Al Davis!!!

    He needs to give up on making all the day to day football decisions of this organization…..one and for all!! Or this team will NEVER get better! NEVER!

    The last move the old man should make this year is trading for Michael Vick or trading for Kevin Kolb! They would be cheaper and better than any other QB we have now. Then at the end of the season hire Holmgren as the GM/PERSONNEL MAN.

    Then Holmgren should hire Bruce Allen as the capologist and then Holmgren should hire Jon Gruden as coach or Cowher and let them do their thing and exercise all the losing demons this franchise has all over them! Gruden or Cowher would probably work wonders with Vick or Kolb as their QB.

    Thats the only way things will turn around for the Raiders franchise…..PERIOD….END OF STORY!!

    Realize it morons!

  • BS Detector

    Richochet Says:
    October 25th, 2009 at 9:36 pm
    9er Guy Says:
    October 25th, 2009 at 9:36 pm
    How did the 49ers go from winning the first few games in the start of the season to losing every game since?

    =======================
    Simple.
    When you play a team who’s vastly over rated, who’s win’s came against teams that were total garbage, which gave the 49ers the impression that they’re 3 wins we’re admirable, instead of hardly earned.
    And then they played teams who’s not vastly over rated.

    Quite simple, actually.
    ——————————————
    This post is on the money! Kudos to Ricochet. Let ‘em have it bruh! You tha man

  • LA to TheBay

    From the SI Vault 8-30-99

    He has won, and he has been well liked by his teammates wherever he’s played. Yet Rich Gannon has never been a model quarterback, the kind you want to build your team around.

    A former wing-T quarterback for the Division I-AA Delaware Fighting Blue Hens, the 33-year-old, 12-year veteran is accustomed to having his abilities questioned. There were the pro scouts who said, after watching him throw at Delaware, “O.K., Rich, now let’s see you backpedal.” There were the Patriots, who picked him in the fourth round of the 1987 draft, then traded him to the Vikings two weeks later after he refused to switch to safety. In Minnesota, Washington and Kansas City, Gannon won 31 of the 58 games he started from ’87 through ’98. Not once, however, would a coach go out on a limb and unequivocally proclaim Gannon as his starter.

    Until now. Having given up on rifle-armed underachiever Jeff George, Raiders president and general partner AJ Davis (sp) decided that Gannon, a free agent last winter, was the solution to his team’s quarterback woes and signed him to a four-year, $16 million deal. The contract raised eyebrows around the league. “I like Rich Gannon,” says one AFC coach, “but I don’t like him that much.”

    “He’s been labeled a backup and a dink-and-dunk passer, but we think he can play,” says Raiders second-year coach Jon Gruden. “The passion, the desire he has to succeed—it’s an overpowering feeling.”

    This is in no way to be confused with the quarterback play Oakland got from George, Donald Hollas and Wade Wilson last season, which more often than not produced an overpowering smell. The team’s final game, against the Chiefs, fittingly brought down the curtain on that trio: Having exited early with a pulled groin, starter Wilson was replaced by Hollas, who 11 snaps later pulled a groin and was relieved by George, who was still getting over a groin pull he suffered in early October. When the Raiders lost 31-24, they wound up with a 2-6 record in the second half of the season and missed the playoffs for the fifth straight year.

    Gannon’s strengths—aside from his healthy groin muscles—are his exceptional mobility and a knack for salvaging a broken play. That scrambling ability will come in handy as he zigs and zags for dear life behind a line that yielded 67 sacks in ’98, the most in the NFL. “Unorthodox but very effective” is Raiders cornerback Eric Allen’s assessment of Gannon. “When he used to play against us, we always said, ‘You’ve got to stay with your receiver, because he will scramble until that guy is open. Stay with the play, because you know he’s going to.’ ”

    Gannon looked a trifle ragged early in training camp, throwing a few interceptions and more than a few ugly balls. So what’s new, say those who know the Philadelphia native. Gannon will never be aesthetically pleasing. He’s had his greatest success as a change-of-pace quarterback, coming into the game cold, running around, making things happen, firing up his teammates. (When he ran some smack past Sea-hawks linebacker Chad Brown in a game last season, Brown asked him, “What is this, high school?”)

    That feistiness differentiates Gannon from George and endears him to Gruden. “Rich isn’t just a playmaker, he’s a leader,” says the coach. “There’s a toughness to him. He’s a Philly guy.”

    Still, the Philly guy’s feelings are hurt whenever someone questions his arm strength, as often happens. Will blazing Oakland wideout James Jett outrun Gannon’s passes? “Andre Rison may not be as fast as James,” says Gannon, referring to his former go-to receiver with the Chiefs, “but I don’t recall underthrowing him when I was there.”

    Besides, as Gannon points out, “If you take a five-step drop and throw a go route, the ball only has to travel 45 yards. This is a game of rhythm, footwork, timing. It’s not about throwing the ball 70 yards in the air.”

    As for the homely passes Gannon uncorked early in camp, Jett was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. “Quarterbacks’ arms are like our legs,” he says. “It takes them a little while to warm up.”

    But the sometimes slow-starting Raiders won’t have the luxury of getting warmed up in ’99. For their 8-8 record last season, they were rewarded with the NFL’s toughest schedule. (Opponents had a combined winning percentage of .570 last year.) Oakland starts with games at Green Bay and Minnesota and will be favored in no more than three of its first eight outings.

    Gannon scoffs at such grim predictions. He is cocksure, confident and, above all, relieved not to be a reliever.

  • ottocrat

    Scumbag Al and bum/thief JaMadoff. A perfect match.

  • DKnight007

    Silver-n-Smac Says:
    October 26th, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    Gust372:

    Come on man. All this talk about fan boycott is so ludicrous.

    Let’s say everyone did everything you suggested.

    What do you suppose the end-result would be exactly?

    Do you really believe Al Davis gives a crap what you or I think?

    Al is NOT about money. Nothing he does is about money. Every move Al makes is geared towards the idea of winning & being dominant. Regardless of the end-result, that is his only intention – period.

    So, you, me & everyone’s grandma could boycott games from now until eternity.

    Al Davis does what he believes will translate to winning. You boycotting games will not change that decision-making process.

    If you’re suggesting that Al will cave in and sell the team, you’re fooling yourself.

    ^^^^^^^Al Davis is the problem….one he quits making the day to day football decisions, “retires”, sells the team or die…..the disgusting LOSING will continue!

    Realize it!

  • LA to TheBay

    Wow, 10+ years ago.

  • raiderdav

    Russell needs a good ass whooping, hes a pampered lil b*tch, he doesnt care, hes not a LEader. Ive been reading alot of posts and articles on how gradowski didnt fair any better, TRUE but at least he showed heart, and he did move the ball, I don blame all this on jawalrus, yes the receivers have dropped so many balls, but hes accuracy on those balls thrown are terrible, Ive seen high School QB have better accuracy then this MORON.
    For him to be in the sideline with that stupid beanie on his head was hilarious, I found it funny at one point that he was next to Asomugha, and no converstation was carried, and for him to be laughing it off PLEASE, it shows how immature and pampered he is, he knows he will be on the field this sunday starting, to think I was planning on going to SD, fuk no….AL davis DIE ALREADY!

  • LA to TheBay

    That’s what we need. Talented head coach willing to not only tell Al but sell Al.

    ‘Uh, Al – not so sure about Jeff George or any of these other clow- guys. Let’s kick Rich Gannon’s tires.”

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    # Silver-n-Smac Says:
    October 26th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Gust372:

    Come on man. All this talk about fan boycott is so ludicrous.

    If you’re suggesting that Al will cave in and sell the team, you’re fooling yourself.
    =================================================

    S&S is exactly right. The rest of you are self aggrandizing delusional glue huffing idiots if you think otherwise. Your choice is either go with it, or go away. And after watching that absolute debacle the Raiders claimed was “pro” football on Sunday, I would not blame anyone for going away and doing something else on Sundays.

  • JaWorthless

    When Peyton Manning was asked what he was going to do with the 100 million contract he signed he answered, “Well I am going to earn it”

    Can you imagine Russell saying something like that? The answer is No because he feels he is entitled to it. Which is his whole problem.

  • raiderdav

    I honestly think Ryan Leaf was better then this walrus, by far jamarcus is the worst QB ive ever seen play the game, what wwater are they drinking down south, how can anyone say he was going to make it in the NFL,

  • LA to TheBay

    Chucky went out and got him a perfect system fit an surrounded him with veterans.

    From 1998 to 2002 (I will count 02 as a Gannon-coached Raider team, as it essentially was) you saw this team BUILT. And to prove it, Gruden dismantled it systematically, methodically, coldly.

    What a genius.

    I still think Al expected much more this season but still intent on rebuilding. This team is ripe for a true coaching talent.

    Al, you really want to excite the fan base? You want this team to stop losing? You want people in the stands and leverga e to get your luxury boxes?

    Get Gruden.

    Or get a Gruden.

    Concede, Al.

    Say ‘uncle.’

  • RaiderYYZ

    People, how much apologizing to the media could he do at this point? JaMarcus has been on the front page of ESPN.COM, subject on every radio sports talk show, etc…

    Is this even a relevant topic?

    I would prefer the discussion be about our lack of an O-Line, our play-calling and the team’s apparent lack of interest in competing.

    What JaMarcus says to the media is of absolutely no concern to me.

    After he was benched he was on the sideline cheering on his team. Helmet on, listening to the play-calling. Visibly upset as things didn’t improve (Hey-Bey’s dropped pass at the end of the game).

    If he was AS BAD A GUY that virtually the entire football world makes him out to be he would have been sulking on the bench, calling his team-mates out by name, twittering non-stop about the fact he can’t stand in the pocket for more than 3 seconds without being sacked/pressured…

    I’m not saying he’s a Pro-Bowl player at all, let’s just cut him at least a LITTLE slack.

    I’ll call for his head if/when we have a good O-Line, solid running game, wr’s that can hold on to the ball/run good routes and he’s still playing the way he is. Bottom line is when that happened at the end of last year he played pretty well.

  • Gust372

    Hello, SilvernSmac.

    While the talk of a boycott may be ludicrous in your view, in my view, and many people like me, supporting what’s going on right now, or even accepting it, is twice as ludicrous.

    Also, this wasn’t necessarily “my” suggestion. I lifted the comment from a Raider message board. But I do agree with it.

    If everyone did what the post suggest, the end result would either be that Al Davis gets serious about building a winning team, via hiring the right people to do so, or Al Davis has to move the team due to not making any money in Oakland. I’m fine with either result.

    Al Davis may not give a crap what any of us think, but if the boycott takes effect, we’ll see if he gives a crap about losing money. My guess is he does. I just don’t buy into your belief that Al Davis doesn’t care about money. THAT’S ludicrous.

    If Al Davis’s real goal was to “win” and be “dominant”, as you said, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. If that is his goal, and it takes him 7 years to do it? At the very minimal he’s not qualified to run an NFL team today, which is all the more reason he needs to step down, and all the more reason to boycott if he doesnt.

  • L.A. Raider Dave

    This guy makes me wonder if Ryan Leaf is available. My God!! He’s bad at everything!!!

    Except HOLDING OUT.

  • LA to TheBay

    We won’t rub it in. Matter of fact, we’ll give you all the praise and credit in the world.

    It was all your idea, Al.

    You made it happen.

    Good job.

  • DKnight007

    Dakota Says:
    October 26th, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    Offseason plan:

    Trade for Kolb, hire Fassell (best we can hope for), draft o-line and LBs, sign the best NT on the market, get DHB a hand transplant.

    ^^^^^^^First things first…..Al Davis needs to take a back seat and hire people like Holmgren, Bruce Allen, Cowher, Parcells, Gruden to turn this ship around!

    Trade for Vick or Kolb to be the QB next year!

    It won’t happen though….because Al Davis doesn’t listen to the fans or care what they think.

    Do you know how many fans called the Raiders headquarters and office in Alameda and demanded Jon Gruden be hired! Trust me…the phones were ringing off the freakin hook over there and did Al Davis listen??

    Nope! Because he doesn’t care about the Raider Nation of fans!!!

  • Gust372

    Oakglenn, you say that: “…(our) choice is either go with it, or go away.”

    Obviously, we have other plans. We’ll see how it pans out.

  • Raider guy

    JRuss has had a lot invested in him, the whole franchise. I understand them taking the time to see what will happen. Good god, they even brought in specialty coaches for him. For such little progress on the field, and Jerry is exactly right here, such poor leadership off, it is getting very close to time to get over him and on to something else. During one interview this offseason, jruss suggested that he put the ball in hard to reach areas for the receivers to get practice making hard catches so the easy ones would be easy. Puh-leese.

  • Nnamdi21

    GET TROY SMITH

  • discg0001

    I agree with the boycott. Al, who does not have my respect to say his last name, does not care one bit about his players, his fans, his opponents or even his family(they probably already dis-owned him years back). Mike Shanahan could even give him lessons.

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

    Al, you need to make some changes to the morons you have surrounding you…start with this list and put loyalty aside and see who actually contributes something to your organization, and then trim the fat and get some quality people around you to help you drag this franchise out of the depths of NFL hell:

    Administration
    Marc Badain
    Kristi Bailey
    Jeff Birren
    Tom Blanda
    John Herrera
    Benny Hong
    Donna Mendoza
    Cheryl Nichols
    Karen Otten
    Jim Otto
    Matthew Pasco
    Carolyn Paul
    Derek Person
    Monica Sweetwyne
    Shawn Testa
    Amy Trask
    Clint Trixner
    Pat Valerio
    Dan Ventrelle
    Ed Villanueva

    Marketing
    Farnoush Ansari
    Morris Bradshaw
    DeAnna Holland
    Robert Kinnard
    Meka White

    Broadcast
    Vittorio DeBartolo
    Brad Phinney

    Internet
    Jerry Knaak

    Multi-Cultural
    Initiatives

    Elena Valenzuela

    Public/Community
    Relations

    Scott Fink
    Will Kiss
    Mike Taylor

    Raiderettes
    Karen Kovac

    Youth Initiatives
    Rosie Bone

    Ticket, Premium
    Seat and Luxury
    Suite Sales and
    Service

    Langston Adair
    Francisco Ascencio
    Ethel Brual
    Esteban Carbajal
    Clayton Casey
    Jay Chess
    Paul Engl
    Matthew Fahr
    Adam Feldman
    Jennifer Hamilton
    Qiava Harper
    Courtney Jeffries
    Shona Lauritano
    Panos Pappas
    Rick Pellum
    Andrew Rentmeester
    Mark Shearer
    Andrea Stamps
    Monica Tucker
    Andres Villalobos

    Raider Image
    John Andrews
    Kris Bayliss
    Teresa Cetraro
    Jonathan Martinez
    Brian Moran
    Jeff Romanski
    Karla Tai
    Paul Taylor
    Nathan Valerio

    Football
    Administration

    Nick Beach
    Peter Caracciolo
    Tom Delaney
    Tom Jones

    Trainers
    Chris Cortez
    H. Rod Martin
    Scott Touchet

    Scouting
    Calvin Branch
    Angelo Coia
    Zack Crockett
    Bruce Kebric
    Jon Kingdon
    Mickey Marvin
    Kent McCloughan
    William Thomas
    David Turner

    Video Operations
    Dave Nash
    Jim Otten
    John Otten

    Equipment
    Bobby Romanski
    Wale Adefela
    Danny Molina
    Dick Romanski

  • Raider guy

    And LA doesn’t want this team. They ain’t movin there. Gar-un-teed

  • DKnight007

    Oakglenn Says:
    October 26th, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    # Silver-n-Smac Says:
    October 26th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Gust372:

    Come on man. All this talk about fan boycott is so ludicrous.

    If you’re suggesting that Al will cave in and sell the team, you’re fooling yourself.

    ^^^^^^^It’s not ludicrous….it is happening right now to a certain extent with only 35K people showing up to games and the games being blacked out!

    It’s going to get worse….more and more REAL fans who are smart will not put up with this and the attendance will continue to drop!

    Thats the way to hurt Al….in his pocket until he hires a REAL GM/PERSONNEL MAN and Hires REAL COACHES like Gruden, Cowher, Holmgren to turn this thing around!

  • ottocrat

    Contrary to popular belief, The Oakland Raiders have not hit rock bottom. That comes in week 10, when they lose to Kansas City at home.

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

    Raider guy Says:
    October 26th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    JRuss has had a lot invested in him, the whole franchise. I understand them taking the time to see what will happen. Good god, they even brought in specialty coaches for him…

    __________________________________

    True, they brought in a couple of retreads to help him out. But the real problem is that Russell is nothing more than a spoiled child at the moment. He obviously doesn’t listen and just makes excuse after excuse to justify his own poor play. It is like some rich brat that know he doesn’t have to listen to his piano teacher or swim coach because mommy and daddy will never punish him, or because he has a nice trust set up by great grandpa that makes him not have to fear his elders.

    Russell just needs someone to spank the fuk out of him and take him out of his comfort zone. No one currently on the Raiders is capable or empowered by Al Davis to take such measures…and no one could fit the fat bastard on their lap to give him the spanking I guess.

  • DKnight007

    Dakota Says:
    October 26th, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    Al, you need to make some changes to the morons you have surrounding you…start with this list and put loyalty aside and see who actually contributes something to your organization, and then trim the fat and get some quality people around you to help you drag this franchise out of the depths of NFL hell:

    Administration
    Marc Badain
    Kristi Bailey
    Jeff Birren
    Tom Blanda
    John Herrera
    Benny Hong
    Donna Mendoza
    Cheryl Nichols
    Karen Otten
    Jim Otto
    Matthew Pasco
    Carolyn Paul
    Derek Person
    Monica Sweetwyne
    Shawn Testa
    Amy Trask
    Clint Trixner
    Pat Valerio
    Dan Ventrelle
    Ed Villanueva

    Marketing
    Farnoush Ansari
    Morris Bradshaw
    DeAnna Holland
    Robert Kinnard
    Meka White

    Broadcast
    Vittorio DeBartolo
    Brad Phinney

    Internet
    Jerry Knaak

    Multi-Cultural
    Initiatives

    Elena Valenzuela

    Public/Community
    Relations

    Scott Fink
    Will Kiss
    Mike Taylor

    Raiderettes
    Karen Kovac

    Youth Initiatives
    Rosie Bone

    Ticket, Premium
    Seat and Luxury
    Suite Sales and
    Service

    Langston Adair
    Francisco Ascencio
    Ethel Brual
    Esteban Carbajal
    Clayton Casey
    Jay Chess
    Paul Engl
    Matthew Fahr
    Adam Feldman
    Jennifer Hamilton
    Qiava Harper
    Courtney Jeffries
    Shona Lauritano
    Panos Pappas
    Rick Pellum
    Andrew Rentmeester
    Mark Shearer
    Andrea Stamps
    Monica Tucker
    Andres Villalobos

    Raider Image
    John Andrews
    Kris Bayliss
    Teresa Cetraro
    Jonathan Martinez
    Brian Moran
    Jeff Romanski
    Karla Tai
    Paul Taylor
    Nathan Valerio

    Football
    Administration

    Nick Beach
    Peter Caracciolo
    Tom Delaney
    Tom Jones

    Trainers
    Chris Cortez
    H. Rod Martin
    Scott Touchet

    Scouting
    Calvin Branch
    Angelo Coia
    Zack Crockett
    Bruce Kebric
    Jon Kingdon
    Mickey Marvin
    Kent McCloughan
    William Thomas
    David Turner

    Video Operations
    Dave Nash
    Jim Otten
    John Otten

    Equipment
    Bobby Romanski
    Wale Adefela
    Danny Molina
    Dick Romanski

    ^^^^^^^^LOUUUUUSY RAIDERS!! LMAO!

  • L.A. Raider Dave

    Our new motto….. Commitment to Pesitlence.

    Al’s new motto…..Just Do What I Say Baby, winning doesnt mean anything!!!

  • raiderdav

    I LIVE IN lOS aNGELES, AND i DONT WANT THIS CRAP TO MOVE OVER HERE AGAIN, HELL NO, rAIDERS BELONG IN OAKLAND. wE DESERVE A EXPANSION TEAM TO CALL OUR OWN, MAYBE THEN ILL JUMP SHIPS, BUT la DOESNT WANT THE RAIDERS.

  • The Snake

    Russell’s attitude has been built since he was drafted, with everyone in the organization afraid to say anything in fear they might bruise he delicate psyche. The environment that the Raiders have created for Jamarcus is perfect for creating the NFL’s biggest bust in history. Some may claim it’s to early but after his response to his pop warner mistakes tells me its time to turn the page. Welcome to the Frye era.

  • Raider guy

    Here you go take ten minutes and spend 50 cents:

    The Oakland Raiders
    1220 Harbor BayParkway
    Alameda, CA94502

    Or call to express your disgust:
    510.864.5000

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

    Boycott, are you guys crazy? The majority of the Raider Nation has sworn an oath to Al Davis.

    I swear by God this sacred oath that I shall render unconditional obedience to Al Davis, the Managing General Partner of the Oakland Raiders and the supreme commander of the Raider Nation, and that I shall at all times be ready, as a brave fan, to give my life for this oath no matter how far the Franchise is driven into the ground by his actions.

    Good luck with your little boycott…Al has way too many morons swinging from his nutz for it to work.

    Many morons in here actually think Al Davis IS THE OAKLAND RAIDERS!

  • DKnight007

    Raider guy Says:
    October 26th, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    Here you go take ten minutes and spend 50 cents:

    The Oakland Raiders
    1220 Harbor BayParkway
    Alameda, CA94502

    Or call to express your disgust:
    510.864.5000

    ^^^^^^^Thanks….but I already have called to complain about Al Davis the last 6 years….I’m over it…..the rest of you morons who don’t realize Al Davis is the problem need to call and say hire Gruden or Cowher or you will boycott the team.

    If you TRULY are a Raiders fans and want the team to be respected and good again….you will do it!