Gannon won’t call again


Rich Gannon’s response to the Raiders’ reaction to his offer for help on the Sirius Blitz on Sirius Satellite Radio:

“You know, it’s amazing. You try just to reach out to somebody and say something, that maybe you can help a young guy, and you get criticized for it. … I’m not looking for work. I have plenty of jobs that keep me busy. … People think I’m looking for a job. I’ve been offered jobs to get into coaching and to get into management. I have no interest in doing it.

“ I just was really looking at a young guy that’s really struggled and just thought that I could reach out to help him out. Listen, I’m not all the king’s horses and I’m not all the king’s men. I can’t put Humpty Dumpty together again. I can’t do that. But I was just looking to figure out a way to go out there and share with them some of the things that helped me as a player and prepare and get myself ready not only for the season but for games each week. I’ve done it with Aaron Rodgers and I’ve done it with quarterbacks in Tampa and Minnesota. But, hey, trust me, I won’t make that call again.”


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • R8erray

    Nothing was your bad btw

  • How does one become a John Herrera?

  • I take that back!

    Fire Cable, then TRY to keep minorities out of jail.

  • bjbrown1968

    Vegas Raider, I think you have to be an accomplished kisser of old men’s asses.

  • vegas raider Says:
    January 7th, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    How does one become a John Herrera?”

    Join a fraternity but never graduate and then find someone with power to kiss ass to.

  • R8eray,

    How did you end up in that 1100AM college pick contest? I have 398 points for a solid 194th place, lol.

  • Florida Pete

    Raider O Says:
    January 7th, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    Unemployment only counts people Recieving unemployment as unemployed, so once you stop recieving it, you Are Not Unemployed. Regardless if you found work or not!!


    actually it’s a combination of things…

    what you said …

    and corporations have run out of people to lay off…

  • Watch my boy McClain today. I heard he was sick and didn’t practice much.

  • Florida Pete

    vegas raider Says:
    January 7th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    How does one become a John Herrera?


    it starts with swinging from someone’s gnads…

  • It has to go beyond kissing ass. He is like the face of all things Raider media and PR, and a complete tool.

    I don’t know if someone could do a worse job and get worse results than what Herrara does if they tried to.

  • Pete,


  • r8eray

    Vegas…you told me about it!! Remember..you member!

  • r8eray

    I was in last place?

  • O,

    You are a big draft junky like me. 3 Bama prospects on D, Cody, McClain and my boy Javier Arenas.

    Who do we look for on the Horns, besides McCoy?

  • “run out of people to lay off”
    Still LMAO

    I’m going to use that!

  • bjbrown1968

    A typical scene in the Raiders HQ:

    John Herrera’s assistant: Mr. Herrera, I have a Kenneth Stabler on the line. He says he wants to help the team out of it’s 7 year slump.

    JH: Stabler??!? Tell him to F off!! We have Jamarcus Russell. Tell Stabler to win something, then call me back.

    Assistant: Mr. Herrera, I have Lester Hayes and Mike Haynes on the line, they would like to offer their assistance with our Defensive Backs.

    JH: Are those guys crazy?? We have Stanford Routt!!! Why would we need any help? Tell Lester to n-n-n-n-ever c-c-c-all a-g-g-gain.

    Assistant: Mr. Herrera, your doctor called. He said he thinks he has found a way to remove your head from your ass. Should I pass him through?

    JH: No!! Tell him everything is fine.

  • Vegas,

    They have that S, but I’m not interested in a S from Texas! No thank you.

  • The little scroll just came on ESPN and McShay has MT. Cody at #52 and #7 DT. Arenas #53, and #5 DB

    Some LB named Kindle for Texas was the #2 LB to McShay.

    I think it is going to be a great game, Texas will make it closer than people think.

  • OT Drew Davis for Alabama is solid.

  • VARaider

    I like the way the Raiders treat a former MVP, last QB to post winning seasons for the organization, take the team to playoff games, and to a Super Bowl. They tell him to pound sand. I always calculated that the Raiders, as an organization, fell apart the minute Gannon was injured in the Tampa Bay game. The Raiders had a winning record to start that season, and then disintigrated once Gannon was injured and Collins came in. Since the loss of Gannon, the Raiders have sucked. That is how important a QB is to a team!

  • bjbrown1968

    Thank you VARaider!! Finally somebody that makes sense around here. I always felt the same way. Gannon wasn’t very well-like in the locker room, but even Al has said he doesn’t care about locker room chemistry. Gannon was a leader, though. And he would study his ass off. Jamarcus is neither a leader, nor does he study (except for the menu at Burger King).

  • sec144r18

    What John Herrera and Al both missed was that they just did Rich Gannon a big fat favor. If they wanted to end the story, they would have quietly given him a call back and said, “thanks, we are actively working on the situation, if our plans don’t work out, we’ll take you up on the offer.”

    In business this is known as the polite blow-off.

    Instead what John and Al did was give Rich what he craves and needs most: PUBLICITY.

    I’m traveling on the east coast and the talk show hosts on the FAN here are talking about it. No doubt this will make Rich a more sought after NFL personality.

  • Vegas Raider Says:
    January 7th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    It has to go beyond kissing ass. He is like the face of all things Raider media and PR, and a complete tool.

    I don’t know if someone could do a worse job and get worse results than what Herrara does if they tried to.
    Vegas, I thought I explained that yesterday.

    Cronyism is partiality to long-standing friends, especially by appointing them to positions of authority, regardless of their qualifications. Hence, cronyism is contrary in practice and principle to meritocracy. Cronyism exists when the appointer and the beneficiary are in social contact; often, the appointer is inadequate to hold his or her own job or position of authority, and for this reason the appointer appoints individuals who will not try to weaken him or her, or express views contrary to those of the appointer.

  • Gary

    Classic raiders, backing DuhMarcus, congratulations on the past 7 years big Al….the worst 7 years on record in the history of the nfl….oh yea, the lions, yes the lions were ONE game worse than the so called committed to excellence Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders……complete embarassment at every turn, how sad…..

  • 2romes

    Herrera’s response to gannon’s offer to help the J. Russell is in disaccord with true professionalism as a spoke person of the Raiders. Herrera, he was not contesting the value of staff the Raiders have now. He was soley trying to offer his expertize.Many Raider players and fans express gratitude for his contributions as a Raiders. please, use restrait when addressing a former Raider MVP.These types of incongruities do not seem to heed the Raiders motto commitment to excellents.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Fire Herrera must be 1st & foremost; I just realized who he is.

    Follow me now

    Mr Al Davis was the Maverick of the NFL, intelligent , wist, and schrewed.
    Pride did rise up, but the desire to win was always paramount.
    Now he has looked not only old but, fragile, weak, & paranoid as he seems to be withering away;
    We have Herrera equating Mr. Rich Gannon with terrorists from 9/11 and other nonsense, telling Al what he wants to hear as the Raider Nation collapses upon itself;
    therefore Herrera must be Grima Wormtongue!

  • RaiderRetribution

    Its either that or Herrera is actually raidermick…lol

  • bg22958

    It’s hard to know what goes on behind the scenes on either side but it is very sad to see a former Raiders player (who played extremely well although for a short time) be ostracized and preventing a QB from getting help. Especially when that QB needs all the help he can get.

  • golfjrk

    Herrera’s and Davis’ arrogance and complete detachment from reality is really sad to see. The good old days are definitely gone.

  • DocsRaiders

    Wow! This is how we treat our former players…one that helped the Raiders restore its glory. This organization has become a joke…all because of Senile Al and his puppets. What a waste!