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Good news for Lechler, not for Seabass

Shane Lechler was named to the NFL’s All-Decade team as voted upon by Hall of Fame writers, but his trusty sidekicker, Sebastian Janikowski, remained unrewarded for the best season of his career.

The entire All-Decade team won’t be released until Sunday, although teams were giving out information in some cases with regard to players who were selected.

Lechler happens to have compiled the NFL’s highest all-time average in a career which began in 2000, so his selection was an honor, but hardly a surprise.

Janikowski, meanwhile, failed to get so much as a phone call after Nate Kaeding pulled out following a groin injury following Wednesday’s practice.

Instead, Miami’s Dan Carpenter, possibly on the basis of proximity to the practice field, was invited to take Kaeding’s place.

Janikowski had a better field goal percentage (26-for-29, 90 percent) than Carpenter (25-for-28, 89 percent) not to mention 17 touchbacks in 58 kickoffs, while Carpenter had only 7 of 79.

Carpenter was 9-for-9 from 20 to 29 yards, while Janikowski had only three attempts from that distance and made them all. He was dialing “O” for long distance all season.

Profootballtalk.com had a post earlier in the day wondering if Janikowski had been offered a chance but couldn’t make the game on short notice. According to the Raiders, no such offer was extended. Janikowski wasn’t a first alternate, and frankly I’m not sure if Carpenter was either. Not with established kickers such as Tennessee’s Rob Bironas around.

And the Pro Bowl is not a big deal _ even less so since it was moved out of Hawaii.

Still, it probably would have been nice for Janikowski to be asked.

Not that Seabass needs anyone to feel sorry for him. Expect him to cash in on a big-money contract much as Lechler did last year.

Lechler is one of twelve Pro Bowl players to be named to the All-Decade team. The others are San Diego tight end Antonio Gates, Jets guard Alan Faneca, Minnesota guard Steve Hutchinson, Titans center Kevin Mawae, Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers, Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis, Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware, Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, Eagles safety Brian Dawkins, Eagles kicker David Akers, and Browns kickoff returner Joshua Cribbs.

The dominant dozen has combined for 77 Pro Bowl selections.

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  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Trade Dmac for a marine!

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    DAMN IT!!!

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Neil, you gotta get up pretty early…

  • RaiderRockstar

    trade the walrus for a jarhead at head coach!

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    How is it a better deal?

    I work for a Medicare Advantage company, one that is growing and has created jobs. About 30% of this countries seniors on Medicare, have an advantage plan, and most are very happy (you can have PPO and HMO advantage plans).

    And this current bill is going to cut funding for Medicare Advantage plans. Why? They don’t give seniors a COLA increase this year on social security, increase the Part B premium for medicare, and now plan on cutting funding for Medicare plans.

    Sounds like they are sticking it to our most needy and deserving. Our seniors and the baby-boomers who are phasing into medicare these days.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    One day Bo…….one day……

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    neil still there

  • RaiderRockstar

    later gents. gotta meeting

  • hwnrdr

    Get R.Lee Ermey to be our Head Coach! Can just hear him yelling at JaMarcus: “What is your major malfunction you num nuts?”

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Vegas, the plan I hear about expands Medicare to more people (higher eligibility), which is the opposite of sticking it to the needy. It also gives some (hopefully all) states more money for their own programs to provide care to the needy.

    Not sure how it effects your company/sector though.

    Also, there was no cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients this year because federal law dictates that changes in the consumer price index will determine whether, and to what extent, an annual increase in Social Security is authorized. Politicians do not vote (in fact, they have absolutely no say) on the Social Security COLA and unless the law is changed they never will. That’s another good thing.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Afternoon LMN,what’s up ?

  • El Tato

    # vegas raider Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Where are people getting the Senior Bowl reports from?

    You have to be an “insider” on ESPN to get most of the stuff. Does anyone know how my boy Javier Arenas has looked?
    ———————————————–

    Go to nfldraftcountdown.com

    From Monday report:

    • “Alabama CB Javier Arenas isn’t real big but he is awfully feisty and physical.”

    I cant find much more of him in the reports

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    hwnrdr Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 7:28 am
    Get R.Lee Ermey to be our Head Coach! Can just hear him yelling at JaMarcus: “What is your major malfunction you num nuts?”

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    LOL. I have been doing my Ermey impression during games for several years now, to no effect. Man I miss my old DIs. They were hilarious.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    R.Lee Ermey to JaMarcus “Is this your jelly donut ?”

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    Neil…

    not much… we(Brøndby) just sold a striker to Celtic, and leased a defender for 18month from burnley…

    at least the raiders got Hue and waufle…

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    LMN…

    Saw that on sky sports news.Taking a step down to go to Celtic isn’t he ?

  • hwnrdr

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 7:34 am
    hwnrdr Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 7:28 am
    Get R.Lee Ermey to be our Head Coach! Can just hear him yelling at JaMarcus: “What is your major malfunction you num nuts?”

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    LOL. I have been doing my Ermey impression during games for several years now, to no effect. Man I miss my old DIs. They were hilarious.

    They were back in the day. I mean…I hear these days, the DIs cannot even REALLY yell at the recruits anymore.

    neilb Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 7:34 am
    R.Lee Ermey to JaMarcus “Is this your jelly donut ?”

    LMAO…then he makes him sit on the bench and suck his thumb!

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    …..and Burnley have got a new manager so that defender could be fine.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    neilb Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 7:34 am
    R.Lee Ermey to JaMarcus “Is this your jelly donut ?”

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Contrast to Lance, who reminded me of Neidermeier from Animal House. A PPPLEDGE PIN!?!?!! ON YOUR UNIFORM?!?

  • hwnrdr

    Only the boot camp scene in “Full Metal Jacket” (and maybe the first scene after with the ‘me so horny’ hooker) I watch. I usually turn off the tv or change the channel after that…
    “Private Pyle!!!!”

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    BSJ…

    I guess we all have been saying this for a few years now?

    LOL

    http://www.rleeermey.com/sounds/fmjwhat.wav

  • hwnrdr

    Contrast to Lance, who reminded me of Neidermeier from Animal House. A PPPLEDGE PIN!?!?!! ON YOUR UNIFORM?!?

    LMAO!!!! Lance does look like Neidermeier, doesn’t he?

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    …….Niedermeier,he’s a dead man!!

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    I hear these days, the DIs cannot even REALLY yell at the recruits anymore.

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    I suspect they still can abuse them, especially since we are at war x 2. When I was in boot we bombed Libya and our DIs told us we were absolutely going straight to war. Things tightened up QUICK. We all suffered.

    I just can’t beleive my four DIs were in their mid-20s.

  • mack-madden

    No more political talk please.

    Trade DMAC for a raiders blog that talks football

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Very nice LMN.

  • hwnrdr

    Yeah, I guess so, Bo. I’m just laughing because that scene from Stripes just ran through my mind…
    “Where’s your drill seargent?”
    “Blllooown up, sir!”…”Blown up, sir!”

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    My boy Arenas, “feisty and physical”. Wait till the actual game and he houses a kickoff.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Trade DMAC for Gilbert Arenas!

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    # neilb Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 7:38 am

    LMN…

    Saw that on sky sports news.Taking a step down to go to Celtic isn’t he ?
    ______________________________________________________

    nah a tiny step up, but it leaves us with only 2 strikers, no-one of his caliber.. I wish him the best.. and Remco Van der schaaf was with us for 6month last spring, he was pretty good.. its just that we havent got any mdfielders and a substitution for Duncan…

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    “Duncan” being Morten Rasmussen

  • bcz24

    Trade DMAC for Gilbert Godfrey

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Don’t worry LMN,there’s still 4 days left before the window closes.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    # mack-madden Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 7:45 am

    No more political talk please.

    Trade DMAC for a raiders blog that talks football
    ______________________________________________________

    Sorry, some soccer wile seave through =)

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Trade Dmac for “Duncan”

  • hwnrdr

    Have a good day, fellas!!!

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Trade DMAC for wile seave!

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    BSJ,

    We will have plenty of time to discuss healthcare in the future. They ain’t passing anything anytime soon.

    Got a legit one for you:

    Trade DMAC and our NE 3rd rounder, back to New England for their 1st rounder.

    What say you?

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    I’m out too.

    Have a great Thursday everyone.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Trade DMAC and our NE 3rd rounder, back to New England for their 1st rounder.

    What say you?

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    I’d be ecstatic. However Al is much better with the midround picks…

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    # neilb Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Don’t worry LMN,there’s still 4 days left before the window closes.
    ______________________________________________________

    yeah i knwo, problem is that our organization has become more dysfunctional than the raiders… the big man, hired his son as chief of sports-business, fired our GM, the new GM fired the son and it just got more ugly when it got out in the open that the son had been in on the deal with “duncan”….

    Faaawk, I really can pick those stupid teams, but hey, they all 3 was great in the old days LOL

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    So whats up with health-care?

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    4evaRaider Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 8:00 am
    So whats up with health-care?

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Gallery’s back is getting stronger, Nick Miller is ready to go, and Gradkowski is rehabbing well.

  • bcz24

    Gallery’s back is getting stronger, Nick Miller is ready to go, and Gradkowski is rehabbing well.

    LIES AND PROPAGANDA! Nick Miller will begin returning kickoffs in week 19 of the 2014 season. Gradkowski suffered “setbacks” in rehab due to Jamarshmallow being on the roster, and Gallery… well that part may be true.

  • http://www.ralphlicciardi.com/images/ibew.gif r8eray

    What a beautiful morning, here in Las Vegas!!
    Good Morning Raider Nation!

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson
  • http://www.ralphlicciardi.com/images/ibew.gif r8eray

    Where is this statement everyone is talking about?

    ____________________________________________________

    Gallery’s back is getting stronger, Nick Miller is ready to go, and Gradkowski is rehabbing well.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    It was a play on the health care question Ray. Wanted to avoid more politics, as requested.

  • SouthernStyle

    I’m not jumping on the Cody bandwagon, unless he’s available in the later rounds. He makes me nervous being picked too high. I’m afraid he’ll turnout like Turdell Sands.

  • mack-madden

    LMN.

    Not the football I was looking for.

    But atleast it involves a foot n a ball.

    Much better than foot-in-mouth talk earlier

    have a great day people.

    Play nice