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Davis would like Ryan’s assessment of Russell

Former Raiders defensive coordinator Rob Ryan would love a second chance to interview for the Raiders head coaching job with Al Davis, according to the USA Today.

Ryan was careful not burn any bridges with the Raiders after moving on to Cleveland to be the defensive coordinator for Eric Mangini, speaking glowingly of Al Davis in the days leading up to the Browns-Raiders game in Week 16.

He also gave a review of JaMarcus Russell that might appeal to Davis.

“The backup QB (Russell) is the one I thought would be a superstar by now,” Ryan said. “He had that 77 rating his rookie year. I’m a little surprised he hasn’t become the superstar. I’m kind of hoping he doesn’t get in the game. That kid can throw it through a storm. I think the young man’s a good kid.”

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • usmarine338

    my GOD a superstar? are you serious?, JA-MAN-BOOBS is the worst i’ve seen since ryan leaf, please in the name of everything HOLY get rid of that bum, he’s had more than his chances for going on three seasons, he’s horrible, GRADKOWSKI is our hope.

  • DrRaider

    usmarine338 Says:
    January 16th, 2010 at 12:44 am
    my GOD a superstar? are you serious?, JA-MAN-BOOBS is the worst i’ve seen since ryan leaf, please in the name of everything HOLY get rid of that bum, he’s had more than his chances for going on three seasons, he’s horrible, GRADKOWSKI is our hope.
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    You are so right! hell his qb rating last year was tied with Leaf’s career number of 50.

  • RaiderRobG

    Not even going to bother to ask if this is some kind of a joke…

  • raiderviagra

    That kid can throw it through a storm

    and he would still be just as accurate

    gruden wanted to draft drew brees instead Al chose janikowski then with the 2nd round pick Al let gruden pick a quarterback that was tuiasasopo

  • pankeny

    ASSesment of Russell???? That pretty much covers the word for Russell. As far as Tom Cables, ?? I’m not sure he can get any better…..I like his attitude, but I would really like to see a coach for the Raiders who could match the bad guys reputation days of old. When Bad Boys, Bad Boys, whatcha gonna do when they come for you……worked.
    Russell may be able to throw through a storm, but if his receivers don’t trust him, he might as well go ahead and throw it to the other team to begin with, OH, Yeh he does, or fumbles it. If I were on the offense, I would let the defense get to him too, cause maybe he will get hurt, and we might have to (are you listening AL?) get a decent quarterback. I really believe Gradkowski can do the job, but with both Knees, not much hope for him.
    Please, Please no Rob Ryan……So what about Winston Moss???? Howie mentioned him yesterday.
    What thoughts do you have>?

  • WV Raider

    Before we couldn’t find anyone that wanted the job. Now reports are Mooch and Ryan want the job. Wouldn’t mind seeing an interview list that consisted of Mooch, Ryan, Frazier, Harbaugh, Zimmer (Bengals DC). Get rid of Cable. I personally would prefer Harbaugh, but he probably wouldnt be interested. So I would def. take Mariuchi as option B.

  • loudogg33

    C’mon guys,

    “I’m kind of hoping he doesn’t get in the game”

    You gotta be kidding me. I almost feel like I’m giving Ryan too much credit, but it sounds like he was trying to pull off some kind of Jedi-mind trick. Thinking the Raiders are gonna say ok, lets let Jamarcus loose against the lonley Browns. Ryan and his defense were probably licking their chops at the thought of Jamarcus steping in between the lines.

    Bottom line is this…Robby is the guy we fired because his (play good till it matters)defense was DEAD LAST in rushing. And now a year later we are gonna bring him back? Not only that, we’re gonna give him a promotion?!? Terrible…but absolutly believable in Raiderland.

  • pankeny

    How about turning Jamarcus loose on Denver?
    That would be poetic justice. I would absolutely be thrilled and delighted.