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Asomugha won’t join Revis

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 7:39 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Less than a half-hour into free agency, one popular offseason rumor has been scuttled.

(Jumped the gun by nearly 90 minutes on that one _ free agency began at 9 p.m. Pacific time)

ESPN is reporting the San Diego Chargers have traded cornerback Antonio Cromartie to the New York Jets in exchange for a third-round draft pick that could eventually become a second.

So much for Nnamdi Asomugha’s Pro Bowl request to join Darrelle Revis as the NFL’s premiere cornerback tandem with the Jets.

Unless, of course, the Jets plan on making Cromartie a highly-paid nickel back.

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  • RaiderRon

    Debo,

    Why wouldnt I bash anyone else in his position this bad?

    He doesnt work hard therefore he wont be an NFL starter. Bottom line. He was the worst QB in the NFL last year. Oh, and dont get it twisted, this garbage organization has done nothing to help the kid. Its not ALL him to be sure, at the same time he hasnt helped himself.

  • RaiderRon

    Adam Shefter said so?? You have got to be kidding me. Doesnt warrant any further comment.

  • jhill

    Jamarcus is damaged goods.

    ——————————————————

    What does that mean? Last game you saw him in, you admit that he looked better than ever. We even went over the 2 turnovers and you saw that the Oline let the QB down again.

    What does damaged goods mean, lol?

  • RaiderRon

    Jamarcus is working out in AZ though so lookout! LOL!!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Vegas,

    Those other QBs you mentioned were not in the same class as Gradkowski. I’ll give you Warner…he came from nothing. But those other guys were drafted or selected by their teams with a plan to develop them into something.m

    Gradkowski got cut from 3 bad teams in rapid order and was brought into Oakland to compete for the 3rd string job.

    Now, again, I don’t want to hate on the kid, he needs to keep working hard and ignore comments from people like me.

    But as a fan and observer, you cannot be placing hope that this kid is going to evolve into a top tier Super Bowl caliber QB. If it happens, good for us…but it will be because of dumb luck. Not because of anything Gradkowski has shown to date.

    It is not rational to think this guy will be anything but a backup based on TWO GAMES, 3x cut, and a pedestrian college pedigree

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    and let me be clear to the rest of the group

    A terrible JaDavis DOES NOT MEAN a Pro-Bowl caliber Gradkowski!

    If Gradkowski is your guy…you better draft somebody!

  • raideredoutL.A.

    GO BACK TO THE VIKINGS FAKER RON.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    RaiderRon Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    Adam Shefter said so?? You have got to be kidding me. Doesnt warrant any further comment.
    =====================================================
    I posted earlier in the day and yesterday that I thought Gerard Warren could be out of here because of his shoddy performance and bloated contract.

    The fact that Fargas (3.8 yds per carry) can’t catch 1 TD is on the block should not be a surprise to anyone.

    The Raiders have to pay for production…not just pay guys because they are cool to have around or they have certain elements but are not the total package.

    Bring’em back as backups if you wish. But they aren’t starters by any stretch.

    Like I said:

    Fargas might catch on as a backup running back / short-yardage back

    Warren will be out of the league ala Terdell Sands…Warren will get a tryout and be cut.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Jhill,

    Maybe Routt starts over Chris Johnson. Fine with me. I don’t care about the secondary too much right now.

    Teams don’t really throw much on us right now because, as Jerry pointed out, they are busy attacking the 29th ranked run defense.

    So Davis can do what he wishes with his favorite positions (CB, FS, SS) as long as he doesn’t draft any more of them in the first 3 rounds

  • RaiderRon

    Dont see Fargas getting cut. It makes a weak running game weaker.

  • RaiderDebo

    Debo,

    Why wouldnt I bash anyone else in his position this bad?

    He doesnt work hard therefore he wont be an NFL starter. Bottom line. He was the worst QB in the NFL last year. Oh, and dont get it twisted, this garbage organization has done nothing to help the kid. Its not ALL him to be sure, at the same time he hasnt helped himself.
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    Ron,

    If you can admit that it’s not all on him, than how can you bash him like that? If I’m Al Davis, I know that this guy hasn’t been given the best chance to succeed here. I know that by firing Kiffen and then waiting to let Cable know that he had the job, thereby causing him to lose key members of his staff, that it set Russell back. He ends 2008 well and for his efforts we hand him DHB and another rookie picked in the 4th round as wideouts??? He came in a few pounds overweight (everyone’s basis for his “terrible” work ethic), but on a list of reasons why he struggled last year, that’s way down on the totem pole in my opinion. If I’m Al, JR gets a mulligan, period.

  • Midwest Fan

    Sign T jones, solidifies running game if fargas gets cut.

  • jhill

    Ok Gradkowski crowd …

    He starts opening day, and Russell is the back up, lol.

    If we go 1-3, do we bring in the backup? Or does he get 2-7, lol!?

  • Raider J

    Get Darren Sharper to help Branch and Huff

    Peppers and Seymour up front sounds dayum good

    Troy Smith or David Carr may be the next Gannon/Hostetler

    JaMarcus 2012 will be a contract year. Let him sit a couple of years behind a quality QB and see if he learns something by then

    Draft OL depth

  • raideredoutL.A.

    for reals faker ron, even if you were playing saying you’re done with the raiders and now you’re a viking fan, thats full of shyt, get out of here and follow the brett favre watch

  • RaiderDebo

    62.Midwest Fan Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    Sign T jones, solidifies running game if fargas gets cut.
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    No we’re talkin.

  • Chris in NY

    vegas raider Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    Steve Young, Vinny T, Kurt Warner….wouldn’t we take any of these guys.

    When they were 26, they were worse off than Bruce.

    Bruce could be out of the league in 3 years, and could make 3 Pro Bowls. You never know.

    Matt Moore might be the next hot young QB. He played at 3 colleges, was undrafted, univited to the NFL combine, was released by the Cowboys and was an afterthought his first year in Carolina.

    He could make the Pro Bowl next year.

    Sit back, keep an open-mind, and hope like hell Bruce can get some protection and can help us win games. I think he gives us our best shot.

    ——————

    Well said.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Fargas is a backup running back. Whether he stays or goes will not have a measurable impact on this team’s end result. He is not a running back that takes over games…he blocks well, runs hard, has a great attitude but doesn’t produce much.

    Runningbacks should be getting in 4.5 and up yds per carry, they should have some long runs, they should score TDs

    Fargas doesn’t do that enough and he’s taking carries away from guys that have the potential to do those things

  • raideredoutL.A.

    trade 2012 1st rounder for mcnabb, troy smith is bruce part 2, what the hell for?

  • RaiderRon

    Debo,

    1) He will continue to fail if for no other reason than the organization is getting worse, not better. There continues to be no improvement in any areas that need to be strong for a young QB to succeed.

    2) I dont like him, I am not going to deny that. Dont like the way he carries himself, dont like how he blames everyone but himself and I dont like his game. Never have.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    I’ve seen way too many middling QBs in Oakland to get excited about two games from Bruce Gradkowski.

    The Raiders deserve a top tier QB. So if he’s not on the roster (and it doesn’t look like it) then they better look for one in free agency (doubtful) or draft someone.

    No GM worth his salt is going into a season(s) happy to have a QB with Gradkowski’s pedigree at the helm

    Again, QBs are so valuable. If Gradkowski can be had for only a 2nd round pick..why are there no takers? And why only a 2nd round tender? Why not a 1st and a 3rd like Matt Moore in Carolina?

    Why? Matt Moore is starting in Carolina. Gradkowski? He only starts because JaDavis keeps messing up and being slothful…not because he (Gradkowski) is tearing things up on his own.

    Gradkowski doesn’t exist without JaDavis

  • RaiderDebo

    RaiderRon Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    2) I dont like him, I am not going to deny that. Dont like the way he carries himself, dont like how he blames everyone but himself and I dont like his game. Never have.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Dude, why didn’t you just say this in the 1st place??? That would have ended the debate right there. Lol!

  • RaiderRon

    Mike Bush has proven nothing and does not deserve to be the main back. If he did he would already be that guy.

  • raideredoutL.A.

    2011 2nd rd pick for mcnabb.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams
  • RaiderRon

    There is no debate. Jamarcus Russell will never be a good QB. Thats really the bottom line.

    Your man love for the guy could have also ended the debate.

  • raideredoutL.A.

    RaiderRon Says:

    aww man raiders ain’t winning, let me put on a vikings jersey till they lose and then i’ll come back.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    RaiderRon Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    Mike Bush has proven nothing and does not deserve to be the main back. If he did he would already be that guy.
    =======================================================
    He’s proved enough. He didn’t start because Bush (rightfully so) said that Gilbride should be the coach. Also, didn’t start because Cable thought Fargas was the best running back in the NFL….also didn’t start because Cable didn’t like Bush’s reaction to being a fullback.

    Doesn’t matter now.

    1. Fargas will be dismissed
    2. Cable no longer calls plays or runs the offense

    So there you have it.

  • Chris in NY

    SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    Vegas,

    Good QBs RARELY just fall in someones lap. I also don’t believe in fairy tales.

    ——————–

    Just off the top of my head …

    Just a few QBs who bounced around a bit or were undrafted and spent several seasons in obscurity before making it and leading their team to a Super Bowl or at least playing at a Pro Bowl caliber level:

    - Kurt Warner
    - Rich Gannon
    - Jake Delhomme
    - Len Dawson
    - Jim Plunkett
    - Matt Hasselbeck
    - Brad Johnson
    - Jeff Garcia
    - Kerry Collins
    - Tony Romo

  • RaiderDebo

    SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    Again, QBs are so valuable. If Gradkowski can be had for only a 2nd round pick..why are there no takers? And why only a 2nd round tender? Why not a 1st and a 3rd like Matt Moore in Carolina?

    Why? Matt Moore is starting in Carolina. Gradkowski? He only starts because JaDavis keeps messing up and being slothful…not because he (Gradkowski) is tearing things up on his own.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    This is the same question I’ve been asking. It’s obvious Al believes Standford Routt is more valuable to the Raiders than Bruce Gradkowski. Hell, he only as valuable to us as Hirame Eugene. Lol! The answer to your question is that Grads faces a huge uphill battle to start here. He’ll have to be twice as good as he was in the Pittsburg game. By the way Vegas, Pittsburg was on a three-game losing streak when they played us. I think it’s very unlikely that he starts.

  • RaiderRon

    SnB,

    Or… if you live in REALITY and not in “excuse” land. Mike Bush didnt start because he isnt good enough.

  • snnyjcbs

    Thats just what Cromartie is a nickle back, he is a liability against the run and as soft as a cone at Dairy Queen.

    I have always said that Revis would become a Raider long before Nnamdi became a Jet.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Chris In Ny,

    Kindly list all the nobodies too.

    Quite frankly, I don’t see Gradkowski in that league either. Gradkowski is not even in the NFL had JaDavis not been such a cataclysmic BUST to date.

    All those guys you listed up top got on a team and stuck in the league for a while.

    Kurt Warner is the only miracle story of the bunch

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    RaiderRon Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    SnB,

    Or… if you live in REALITY and not in “excuse” land. Mike Bush didnt start because he isnt good enough.
    ======================================================
    Fair enough. We will see what happens now that we have a professional coach running the offense.

  • RaiderRon

    Indeed we will SnB. Indeed we will.

  • Chris in NY

    vegas raider Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    Chris,

    I was never really that impressed with Troy in college, but admitadly, I think the Big 10 blows.

    ———————-

    I’m not a fan/hater of the Big 10, but come on. They’re a legitimate conference that produces top NFL talent every year. As for QBs, 2 of the 3 best in the NFL in this era — Brady & Brees — are from the Big 10.

  • RaiderDebo

    vegas raider Says:
    March 4th, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    Chris,

    I was never really that impressed with Troy in college, but admitadly, I think the Big 10 blows.
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    Not impressed with Troy Smith???? Who the hell have you ever been impressed with in college??

  • Thec07

    New post

  • Tom cables pimp hand

    With the kirk morrison for a third tender, I smell a taylor mays conversion from safety to lb pick at #8 in the draft this year. Watch and see. Als probably thinking we may can get bruce campbell in the second.