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Jon Becker

  • jhill Says:
    November 23rd, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    LOL, Dakota …

    I knew people would let your Holiday cheer last.

    Keep it real!

    Can’t say I didn’t try!

  • Dell

    Hells Bells

  • Canadian Raider

    Relax on Grads boys its his first start of the season, 2 td passes is not bad for your first game. The other momo threw 2 tds in his last nine, cmon pull for Grads and keep bashing the idiot MR.

  • Nnamdi, thanks for correcting my egregious misspelling of Ech-E-mandu.

    However, as for your main point I must disagree. Darren did not look OK yesterday. He looked like sixth rounder at best.

  • jhill

    Yep. That’s how bad Russell is. The Nation just breathed a sigh of relief now that the lazy fat dummy is on the bench. We’ll take mediocre-at-best over immature-fat-lazy-stupid-and-slow, any day of the week and twice on Sunday!


    I think most people just want to see obvious things done the right way.

    DHB should not be starting.

    Fargas should not have more touches than Bush and DMAC.

    Walker should not be behind Watkins and JLH.

    Pears and Barnes should not have been starting.

    McQuistan should have got a look.

    Hiram Eugene should not be on the field.

    Morrison is not a MLB.

    And Russell should not be out of shape.

  • True Raider, guess I’m not going to get that quote, huh? How would you know what the Raiders’ players are motivated by? What connection do you have with them? How many of them have you ever spoken to personally? For all you know, they could be pissed about Russell being benched. They could feel the same way I feel about it, that Russell was sabotaged with a crap playbook, for all you know. Talking about what motivates the players as if you know anything about what the Raiders players are feeling. Paalease.

  • Thec07

    JRUSS is ——> Ryan Leaf 2.0 …
    Sux because he is not even the improved version.
    Leaf at least came to camp in shape and was fiery…

  • VanHeathen

    JR needs to stop SNACKING on the Sidelines during the game. A guy with a history of being overweight isn’t helping himself, tearing off bubblegum strips and eating spitz all game long…

  • Dakota Says:
    November 23rd, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Don’t worry, Kevin Gilbride will figure out how to get McFadden involved in the offense next year while Cable begins terrorizing Seattle women.


    Not sure how you can blame the coach. Darren is only good at getting THE OTHER TEAM’S offense involved.

    If he can’t return kicks, cut the bust.

  • And, btw, for most of the game yesterday our team did not look motivated. They looked distraught, and we’re losing up till the final moments. If anything, the defense looked more hyped up because they were blitzing more. As far as the offense goes? I saw the same inept bunch. Playcalling saved them in the end. It could have saved Russell, too. We’ll never know.

  • TrueRaider

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    November 23rd, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    True Raider, any quotes from players to back that up? What player said straight up that with Russell out of there, the team is more motivated? You’re making things up, now? Is that it?
    Sure, it is not direct quotes but that what it sounds like. Btw, since I am providing the quotes, why dont you prove that the play calling was switched for Grad, I gave the link for the game, give me mins and quarter, please back it up like I am doing.

    “Bruce gives us the best chance to win right now,” tight end Zach Miller said.

    “One, a passion for the game, a love for the game that he shows in the way he plays, the way he calls plays,” Fargas said. “The way he works on details of plays with players. That’s the main thing I’m seeing with him. It’s just, he’s a get-after-it type of guy.
    “You want to make a play for your quarterback, but when he shows that type of passion for the game, obviously guys are going to feed off it and try to give him that same effort.”

    “I think they have respect for me,” Gradkowski said of his teammates. “The important thing is they know I’m going to prepare and work hard. If you do that, you just have to go out on game day and play hard and let the chips fall into place.”

  • jhill

    Canadian Raider Says:
    November 23rd, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Relax on Grads boys its his first start of the season, 2 td passes is not bad for your first game. The other momo threw 2 tds in his last nine, cmon pull for Grads



    I’m rooting for Grads, no question about that. The minute I see him throw a nice deep ball, then I’ll really be on board. I was never a fan on Garcia or Gannon’s style of play. Heck, even now I wish Charlie Frye was starting.

  • VanHeathen

    Lets get JR a sports psychologist to help him w/ his issues before it’s too late…

  • Richochet

    # Silver-n-Smac Says:
    November 23rd, 2009 at 11:28 am

    O.K. – so this is my last official response to Richocrap:

    RICHOCHET: AGAIN, you have no idea how pathetic you are, having said that..oh…a FEW DOZEN TIMES. 3rd time today, lol..admit it, you’re weak. You’re slow. And I’m your daddy.


    So. . . . .you say I’m in “image” fan.

    RICHOCHET: Actually, no..YOU SAID IT. You whined on and on about how you became a Raider fan because of AL DAVIS. Because of the IMAGE he presented. The “us against them” the “bad boy” IMAGE..YOUR WORDS. Yeah, you’re an image fan..makes you a joke.
    AND YES, YOU TOLD MANY POSTERS ON THIS BOARD IF THEY DID NOT support Al and “his image” of the Raiders, they should GO FIND ANOTHER TEAM..again, YOUR words.
    Tell me..honestly..did that pirate on your shirt get the kids to stop laughing at you?


    I haven’t missed one single snap of Raider football in 31 years (either in person, on TV or on the Radio). NOT ONE SNAP.

    RICHOCHET: according to who? YOU? Means nothing..you’re desperate to explain why you TELL OTHER POSTERS TO LEAVE IF THEY DON’T LOVE AL. makes you weak. Makes you a fool. Anyone can lie.

    My ass was firmly planted in my seat at the Coliseum during the last kneel-down by the Jets in a 38-0 spanking.

    Where the hell were YOU Richocrap, during that last snap?

    RICHOCHET: I was beside Al, in the box, slapping him for his bad choices, while stealing his chips. See how the “saw what I want” thing works?


    In the meantime, while you get off on your weak little comments, I’ll keep being a Raider fan. . . .image or no image.

    RICHOCHET: Until Al dies..then you’re gone.

    And as for Fargas, how about actually reading what I said about him you blind piece of crap? If you had a brain, you would understand that I wasn’t comparing his skills to the “tooze”, “the snake”, etc.

    RICHOCHET: rigggggt..he’s just your 2ND FAVORITE RAIDER PLAYER OF ALL TIME. What has he done for the Raiders? NOTHING? What has he brought that a hundred other highly producing, very instrumental players of the past brought? Nothing.
    Words spoken by a fan who’s just ‘RECENTLY’ started following the Raiders.
    Why do I just KNOW that all of your Raider gear is dated 2002? Where, during the playoff run, you pulled a RobG, and all of a sudden became a “RAIDER FAN”?

  • The Big Banana

    Jhill. Agreed. DHB should not be starting and I’m hoping Cable works that out with Al soon. Not to give up on the kid. Just let him sit for now and give him a few plays per game.

    Bush should take the load and we need some to utilize DMAC better. Walker should have seen the field by now.

  • Canadian Raider

    JHill Grads doesnt have the arm strenth to go deep, but you dont have to if you got fast players five and ten yard passes will work all day as long as you are accurate. When the D can get some rest they are a very difficult unit to play against. The offense doesnt need to score every drive a little time consumption helps the D go a long way. Grads was to hyped when the game started but you can see when he settled down that he is a smart QB. When he rushed those guys to the line of scrimmage to give Seabass a chance at the half was impressing to me with no time outs. He has the smarts and work ethic

  • morilla

    The Real MaddenRaider who the phauck are you? And can I have whatever drugs you are on? Seriously…. It must be comforting to live inside this little world you have created for yourself.

    Every word that comes forth from your mouth will no longer be taken seriously by me. You are clueless to the game.

  • Raider Dell


    Hells Bells version #2

  • Canadian Raider

    Morilla good comment about the idiot MR, this guy is a trash talker who tries to cause turmoil. His garbage is reckongnized by eveyone. Him and Tuna Russel are done as raiders.

  • morilla

    Let’s see if jerry finally piks one of my questions….