Brown faces tough competition in Hall vote


Playing catch-up as I take advantage of a slow week to tend to things on the home front:

The theme of this Dallas Morning-News story on Tim Brown seems to be he’s a Hall of Fame candidate in spite of the Raiders and Al Davis, and not because of them. Brown says Davis even ordered Jeff George to stop throwing to Brown so often.

Nobody talks a better game than Brown. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer as an interviewer, but I’ll be surprised if he makes it in on the first shot considering what he’s up against.

Jerry Rice is a slam dunk on the first ballot, and Cris Carter is back for his second chance. The guess here is Brown will be left out this time around as Carter was last year.

As an aside, if former Chargers and Cardinals coach Don Coryell is enshrined, Davis may break his recent silence to speak up on behalf of Tom Flores. For all the Chargers’ explosive offenses, Coryell never even made a Super Bowl, let alone won one. He lost to Flores when the Raiders beat San Diego in the AFC title game following the 1980 season.

— Here’s a good read on Ted Hendricks in the Miami Herald. The word unique is overused, but it’s appropriate when applied to Hendricks. There hasn’t been anyone like him before or since.

Monte Poole thinks Davis must be up to something. Otherwise, why would things be so eerily quiet during an important point in club history.

My thought? The Raiders have never given much thought to presenting themselves to the public, so the silence isn’t that big a deal. Maybe the philosophy is to keep quiet and try and fix things rather than make promises they can’t keep.

— Big surprise . . . Nnamdi Asomugha tells the Chron’s David White he was joking about the trade to the Jets to play alongside Darrelle Revis.

Even I managed to figure that one out.

Asomugha is sitting on a winning lottery ticket. The third year of his contract in 2011 pays Asomugha either $16.8 million or the average of the top five quarterbacks in the NFL, whichever figure is higher. Ownership in Indianapolis and New Orleans has indicated Peyton Manning and Drew Brees will get new deals this offseason.

The Raiders can either pay Asomugha or not pick up the option on the third year.

— Hard to make a case for the Raiders bringing out the best in their players when you consider that of the six men named to the NFL’s All-Decade team who wore silver and black, only one _ punter Shane Lechler _ built his case while in Oakland.

Wide receiver Randy Moss quit trying until he got traded. Defensive tackle LaRoi Glover was cut because the Raiders already had Chester McGlockton, Russell Maryland, Jerry Ball and Grady Jackson, with the final call being Glover vs. Jackson.

Warren Sapp added to his sack total but was in the middle of a porous defense against the run. Charles Woodson needed the serenity of Green Bay to apply himself in a manner which would bring out the best in his skills and bring his game to a new level. We’re only one year in to Richard Seymour’s time in Oakland, and although he’s the Raiders best lineman, it’s hard to make a case he was better than in New England.

The Raiders had a seventh All-Decade team member on the roster in training camp, but Lorenzo Neal sustained a hamstring injury which ended his career.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    The losing has been awful and the decision making a total disaster.

    With that said, I don’t expect the team to win these days. Like Norco, just enjoy Sunday NFL football. There are only 16 games a year.

  • Haze

    I posted it for YOU. NFL Players rank Raiders as worst franchise. Yes or No?


  • HayesDaze37


    Belichick is listed as one of the “best” to play for…AND…he’s listed as one of the “worst” to play for.

    How can that be?? Is this a meaningful survey or a joke?? Oh, yeah.

    Yeah, KK — that survey’s something for you to put a lot of your effort into defending. For 2+ years even!

    Fool AND hypocrite.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    So I guess everyone is right.

    KoolKell is spot on about Al Davis and the ineptness of this organization.

    Norco is right in that Davis is going to do his thing and your better off just enjoying the atmosphere of the game…..

    I am still a Raider fan….but it just isn’t the same when you know the team isn’t going to win.

    Will DAvis change? Who knows, I expect another long-term project in the 1st and 2nd rounds of the draft and the same ole b.s in the offseason.

    But I will still watch…just won’t get too much wrapped up in it given the decision making and players on the roster

  • HayesDaze37

    KK — Now give the real numbers. Read what it says, KK, and tell the truth.

    Oh, yeah…that’s right. The Ebonics you were forced to learn (all because Al didn’t line the City’s streets with silver) didn’t offer you a class in statistics and how to extrapolate figures. Your Home-Ec class must’ve just taught you how to mix sour grapes.

  • Norco Bob

    Old kell,..lol,..proves once again that he cant get over his jalousy of al davis,..old kell, you think Al obsesses over you?…lol…old kell is just another bitter, jealous angry old men that cant fugure out how peolpe like al davis become billionaires and get in th HOF,..while losers like old kell becomeold, fat, jealous losers that amounted to nothing,..al davis doesnt even know you exist old man,…its your right to be a frustrated old fool kell,..which you come in here and prove daily,..actually hourly,..as you clearly have no life outside of obsessing over al davis and all his success. lol

  • (NEWSER) – Great NFL organizations don’t always win Super Bowls, so Adam Schein separates the well oiled from the well Lombardi’d for Fox Sports, ranking franchises on everything from their coaching staffs to public-relations people.

    The top three:

    New England Patriots: “The model franchise in all of professional sports.”

    Pittsburgh Steelers: A penchant for toughness and even tougher fan base.

    Philadelphia Eagles: Coach Andy Reid gives this all-around stellar organization an edge over the rival New York Giants.

    The bottom three:

    Oakland Raiders: Al Davis, where have you gone?

    Cleveland Browns: A man known for losing and alienating players is the new head coach.

    Detroit Lions: This fumbling team has been trying to roar its way back since 1957.

    Your team not on the list? Find out where it rates by clicking the link below.


    You getting the picture, Haze?

  • Norco Bob

    al davis = billionaire in the HOF….old fool kell = a nobody, failed at everything, jealous old fool. sorry old man, keepin it real. 🙁

  • Norco Bob

    sorry old kell, your links wont change the facts,..al davis wins, you lose,..you just cant handle that can you old fool. lol hahahahahaha

  • SnB

    I will not sit back and accept the losing.

  • Norco Bob

    but youre always invited to our tailgates,…will put on a can of pork n beans for you old kell.

  • Norco Bob

    you will accept that al davis is a success, and your an old jealous failure,..thats whats bothering you,..not the raiders, its al davis is a billionaire in the hof,..and youre a nobody,..period.

  • Doofus Boob

    Unemployed pill poppin boozer. I really could care less what you think. You’re waaaaaaay too Stooo-Pid

  • Norco Bob

    old kell,..when will you get in the HOF?…become a billionaire,..like al davis?…lol hahahahaha

  • Norco Bob

    maybe al davis gets on a blog and tells of his exciting days goin to the deli and seeing an old raider legend…lol hahahahahaha

  • Ranking the NFL Organizations:

    NFL Post has the Raiders at #30


    Haze, you getting the picture?

  • Norco Bob

    one thing will never change old fool kell,..al davis will always own your sorry jealous aassss,..you cant go a minute without thinking of him,..Al wins, you lose,..nothing new there right old kell?…lol…hahahahahaha

  • HayesDaze37

    What picture, KK?

    The one that EVERYONE in the world has…that the Raiders have sucked for awhile?

    Ooooohhhhh…what a revelation!

    So F-ing what?! I’m a real fan, unlike you, KK…and I will always support THE TEAM, aka THE ORGANIZATION.

    I don’t wait for a $25 scalped ticket, so I can sneak-in my flask of cognac (to avoid paying for anything in the stadium), before I make a “show” of being a fan.

    Long live Al Davis — even if he screws it up all over again. Hopefully, he won’t…but even if he does, I’ll still be here, and still be a fan.

    Proud to be a fan — win or lose. Try it sometime, KK — being a real fan can feel pretty good. Especially when you tell more truths than lies, you hypocrite.

    Super Bowl or bust baby!

  • Norco Bob

    al davis is a billionaire in the hof,..old kell isnt,…getting the picture?…lol hahahaha

  • Norco Bob

    we get the picture old kell,..you are being owned by al davis,…all day, every day. hahahaha

  • HazeDaze

    You see what I’m saying?

    Ranking the NFL Organizations:

    NFL Post has the Raiders at #30


    Haze, you getting the picture?

  • Norco Bob

    hey old kell,..youre poor, old, fat,…ugly,..not in the hall of fame,…you getting the picture?

  • HazeDaze

    3 winning seasons in 15 years?????

    You’re absolutely fine with that?

  • HayesDaze37

    Since you won’t address ANY football-related topics, KK, you have succeeded in boring me out of here — like usual.

    Enjoy the abuse and tail-chasing, you hypocritical racist fraud, you…that is, until I embarrass you for your lack of intellect and integrity once again!

    It’s a GREAT day to be a Raiders fan! Isn’t it?

  • Norco Bob

    We`re fine with laughing at your jealousy. lol hahahaha

  • KoolKell

    I am beginning to think that you are a sadist 😉

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    KoolKell Says:
    February 6th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I will not sit back and accept the losing.
    I hear you. But Davis is going to continue making decisions the way he does. He doesn’t care about attendence and fan support….his bread, along with the rest of the league, is buttered by the TV contract…that all teams share equally.

    Also, he doesn’t have an expensive debt payment to cover or any debt from acquiring the team.

    He will just sell off a lit piece of the team if he needs the cash.

    I just don’t think Davis looks at or runs his team like a pure business.

  • Sapp pulled off NFL Network:

    Warren Sapp questioned in domestic violence case
    Posted by Mike Florio on February 6, 2010 5:06 PM ET
    It’s been a bad couple of days in South Florida for a couple of former University of Miami players.

    On Thursday, Michael Irvin was sued for rape. On Saturday, Warren Sapp is being questioned in connection with a domestic violence case, according to Omar Kelly and Brian Haas of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

    “He’s being questioned in reference to a domestic battery,” Miami Beach police spokesman Juan Sanchez told the Sun-Sentinel. “No one has been arrested yet.”

    I bumped into Sal Paolantonio a couple of minutes ago, and he said he’s reporting that NFL Network has pulled Sapp off the air, at least for now. NFLN has decided to keep Irvin on the air.

    Irvin currently is appearing on NFL Network as part of the Hall of Fame announcement show.

  • Norco Bob

    Raider Nation!!!…however theres always a loser wannabe fan out there, like old kell,…but that old demented bitterman,..hes here for our amusement,..we love to laugh at that old jealous fat loser,…no links are going to help you now old kell, we all see what you are,…you prove it every day,..just an old man, hangin in a blog,…you are actually the oldest man Iv ever known to hang in a blog,…try and get a life someday old loser kell,..but until then, we will continue to laugh at your sorry aasss!!! hahahahaha

  • Seymour Bush

    # Norco Bob Says:
    February 6th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    we get the picture old kell,..you are being owned by al davis,…all day, every day. hahahaha

    It’s true. If someone has to come in here every day and rant and rave about someone they have never met, they are owned by that person. Completely totally owned. Kinda like the way that oakglen guy owns wack-o-chet and mistabrOwn.

  • Norco Bob

    I will leave you with this though old kell,..you have great boobs,..big and floppy,..lol..hahahahaha! 🙂

  • HayesDaze37 Says:
    July 14th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    What does it hurt to lose the most games over 6-years?
    Ummm…NOTHING, but merchandise and ticket sales.
    Oh, and a lot of pride.
    But, that’s all.
    You call yourself a fan?????????

  • SnB offense defense specialteams


    From a win loss standpoint this has been a TOTAL disaster.

    Draft picks…poor coaching….horrible free agents….its been a disaster.

    Davis is FORCING JaDavis Russell into the lineup. What do you think about that?

  • Timmy isn’t getting this year

  • Doofus Boob

    Junkie, boozer. Sure, whatever.

  • Cris Carter isn’t getting in this year either

  • The Al Davis idolaters want to make ME the issue regarding the Raiders??????????

    I don’t run the Raiders.

  • old kell is just jealous of Big Al, Hehehehe, Hahahaha, Hehehehe, Yuck, yuck, yuck, hehehehe, hahahaha

    -Doofus Boob

  • Seymour Bush

    You know, I think VegasRaider brought this up: pick a GM from another organization and let’s compare that guys picks over the last three years to what Davis has done over the last 3 years. Davis has not drafted as poorly as the posters here think. With the exception of our lst rounders, the others have been VERY good. And as I posted a day or so ago, the 07 draft with Jamarcus, there have been very few lst rounders from that draft that have had major impacts for their teams.

  • RaiderLen

    Afternoon Nation,

    I’m with the Raiders win or lose. I think however if the old man would hire someone to help with the personell decisions, those of us that are frustrated by the same old song and dance, would at least be encouraged.

    Norco has made His peace. Good for Him.

    Kell not so much.

    A question for you Kell. If the old man were to bring in a Pro Personell man /GM, would you temporarily change your tune?

    Just curious.

  • RaiderLen

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