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Ross added to coaching staff

The Raiders have added Kevin Ross, a former Kansas City Chiefs rival and teammate of ex-Raider Albert Lewis, to their coaching staff.

Ross presumably takes the job vacated by Clancy Pendergast, who was hired briefly before leaving to take the defensive coordinator’s job at Cal.

With the Chiefs, Ross was one of the NFL’s top man-to-man coverage corners _ a technique favored by the Raiders and owner Al Davis.

Ross was the assistant secondary and quality control coach for the San Diego Chargers but his contract was not renewed following the 2008 season. He coached for the New York franchise in the United Football League in 2009.

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    The problem with Tom Cable I think is that hes a good offensive line coach. He can teach his ideas well most likely but hes lacking in the player evaluation department. What if its possible that hes really good at teaching but his problem is that he picks scrubs to learn what hes teaching and its just translating onto the field? That has to be the case when you look at Kwame Harris, Cornell Green, Cooper Carlisle, Satele, Mario Henderson and Khalif Barnes. This guy seriously thinks he can take anybody and mold them into doing things the way he believes.

    Maybe hes just picking the wrong guys to do this? If he had some real smart and talented guys to work with, we’d see a different result? Our offensive line has shown flashes of very good play and then they fall off the map at other times.

  • http://CableBumaye 909RaiderLifer

    No problem with keeping Barnes around for depth, as long as Al will let Cable go after a “Cadillac”, hell even a “Buick” or two for the line.

    Let Mop handle go ply his trade at Jani-King…

  • Seymour Bush

    Oh, puhleeeze. Wack-o is here glossing himself AGAIN? If you have to gloss yourself, you lose. Here wack-job, I have actual video footage of me versus you here on this blog for all to see. Wack-o is the lumbering white guy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VawHgrLvbD4&feature=related

  • SteveAlford21

    Just a quick note here regarding my question to Kell:

    After saying that, I realized that my comment had the potential to be misconstrued: I do not know Kell’s racial lineage, so that wasn’t a comment about black people yelling in the theater (if Kell’s black, I wasn’t aware); rather, it was a comment about old people yelling in the theater. I think it comes from memories of going to the picture show before they had the talkies… when it was expected of you to talk if you wanted to hear any voices during the film and it was socially acceptable to holler at Charlie Chaplin for doing such wacky things.

    Kell knows that I’m just ribbin him about is age, though… he’s the bee’s knees.

  • SteveAlford21

    One might even say that Kell is the cat’s pajamas… and HOW!

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    Osgood agrees to deal with Jaguars

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 6, 2010 5:49 PM ET
    Kassim Osgood picked a good team to try to get more snaps at receiver.

    The former Chargers special teamer told Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune that he’s agreed to a deal with the Jaguars. Terms were not disclosed.

    “I’m pleased to announce J’ville is in the house!” Osgood tweeted. “The Black and Teal Man of Steel is for real!”

    Well said. Jacksonville, like San Diego, likes wide receivers nice and big. Osgood rarely could get on the field on offense with the Chargers, but has a chance on Jacksonville’s wide open depth chart.

    Osgood has made three Pro Bowls as a special teamer.

  • suprafresh

    Raiders released Justin Fargas (failed physical).

  • 24

    Suprafresh – You’re gonna have to come up with a source for proof before I believe anything like that.

  • 24

    http://www.raiders.com/team/transactions.html

    Found your source.

    AWESOME!!!

  • 24

    Don’t get me wrong…I feel bad for Fargas if not passing his physical keeps him from playing football somewhere else but as far as the Raiders are concerned…1 scholarship player gone is improvement. There should be no excuses in not playing Bush more consistently.

  • suprafresh

    I fully agree, Bush definitely needs more touches every game.

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

    Justin Fargas was a great Oakland Raider. If everyone else tried as hard as him, we would be in a much better place.

    Not his fault he wasn’t as talented or Cable way overused him. What was he supposed to do, not take the carries?

    Thanks for your service Mr. Fargas!!!!!!!!

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

    BTW, it may not be the end of Fargas.

    JJ Arrington failed his physical last year for the Broncos and didn’t play. They re-signed him yesterday.

  • Seymour Bush

    Justin Fargas was the epitome of a pro player when it came to work ethic and trying to improve his game. The issue with Mike Bush he takes HIMSELF out of games. Waaay to often. Coaches don’t like that.

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

    LeGarrette Blount in the 4th if he is there?

  • http://CableBumaye 909RaiderLifer

    Guess this means “No More Fargus” will have to change his handle…

    Somewhere, Michael Bush is smiling.

    Good luck lil’ Huggy, and thanks for your dedication.

    WAKE UP JERRY! nap time is over….

  • RaiderRon

    Lagarette Blount is Mike Bush. Why draft the same guy?

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

    So he can come in when Bush asks out of the game

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    Well…I have a feeling Fargas will be back before the season starts unless he’s able to sign with another team by then but I’m sure the Raiders didn’t want to let him go unless Hue Jackson said, “Al…Bush needs more carries and Fargas needs to go if you want to be successful.” Then, when Jackson gets fired Al Davis can say at his next press conference how he should have never let Fargas go and its all Jackson’s fault.

  • RaiderRon

    Good point. Now RB is a need position going into the draft.

  • jhill

    So now that OT is out of the question at 8 since Cable brought his boy Barnes back, that leaves Iupati or Dan Willimas at 8.

  • 24

    The Crash Dummy was crashed one too many times.

  • 24

    Well…the reports of Fargas and Warren getting let go are 50% complete. I wonder if Warren is going to magically fail his physical as well?

  • djohnnyg

    WHY ARE RAIDERS NOT DOING ANYTHING TO BRING IN ANY NEW PLAYERS TO REPLACE THE ONES THAT BROUGHT US 5-11 LAST YEAR???

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    If Warren was let go, we could always try to sign Aaron Kampman to play RDE and move Seymour inside next to Kelly. We can still add a DT in the draft.

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    Fargas is a free agent

    Posted by Michael David Smith on March 6, 2010 6:41 PM ET
    The Oakland Raiders have released running back Justin Fargas.

    Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Raiders made the move, which had been expected, today. Fargas was due a $1.7 million roster bonus.

    The 30-year-old Fargas has played his entire seven-year career in Oakland. His best season came in 2007, when he carried 222 times for 1,009 yards.

    Fargas joins a crop of free agent running backs that includes Thomas Jones, Willie Parker and LaDainian Tomlinson.

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    Maybe the Raiders go after Thomas Jones?

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  • Raiders4eve

    Jhill

    I will guarantee you AL won’t take a LG in Iuputi as 8th overall pick, Dan Williams maybe a big if, I still think AL will either take Bruce Campbell which would be huge mistake or DE Jason Pierre-Paul or DE Morgan. If AL chooses to go for a DT it won’t be Dan Williams it will be DT Brian Price, a more consistent and not too many question marks in his game.

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    Or…Al would do something we all don’t expect him to do.

  • Raiders4eve

    Kampman seems to be signed by Jacksonville, I would bring in Adewale Ogunleye if nobody goes after him or a veteran in Leonard Little who can mentor the other young DEs we got.

  • Raiders4eve

    I still cab’t believe Rolle fooled the Giants for less money they could have got Darren Sharper or even Ryan Clark, Rolle never did anything major, I think Branch is a better safety then him.

  • Raiders4eve

    WOW

    Jets trade Kerry Rhodes to Cardinals

    Posted by Michael David Smith on March 6, 2010 6:59 PM ET
    Kerry Rhodes is on the move.

    Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the New York Jets have traded Rhodes to the Arizona Cardinals for a fourth-round pick this year and a seventh-round pick next year.

    For the Cardinals, they pick up a safety a day after Antrel Rolle signed with the New York Giants. For the Jets, they get rid of a safety who was unhappy with his role in the defense in 2009.

    The Jets also get rid of a safety they claimed they were going to keep. General managers don’t always tell the truth.

  • Raiders4eve

    I think Kerry Rhodes is a good safety, give props to AZ for getting him cheap.
    Btw, I heard Clayton from Espn mention that Mcnabb is available for any team that offers a second rounder, I wish we trade for him.

  • jhill

    4eve,

    I don’t see us drafting Campbell now that Barnes is back. I’n sure Cable is going to give him every chance to play OT so where would Campbell play?

    Not saying that we are going to draft Iupati, just hoping we will.

    Pierre Paul or Morgan wouldn’t surprise or disappoint me at all. Seymour moving inside with Shaugnessy and one of those 2 on the outside would be fine by me.

    Sleeper pick is still Dez Bryant.

  • souldogdave

    No one hides from you, richochet. Except in your delusional fantasies. You are irrelevant. Your psycho rants bring you derision, not respect. You are the big laugh of this blog.Every post of yours is hostile, and accusatory. You are clinically bent. I urge you to seek help, either through counseling or medication…

  • Raiders4eve

    Jhill

    Barnes resigned for one year deal, his agent probably told him no one wants him, AL never liked Barnes, its clearly Cable choice, if AL picks Campbell which is very likely, Barnes will become a backup or maybe change position just like Gallery did, he might start at RG. Of course, this is what I think but who knows, AL will do what AL wants.

  • Seymour Bush

    souldogdave Says:
    March 6th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    No one hides from you, richochet.
    =========================================

    In fact almost all of us go actively looking for him. We need someone to wipe our ass with and mistabrOwn is not around much anymore.

  • jhill

    Well since Al is the one who signs the players, I have a hard time believing he would bring in a guy who could very well cause his #8 pick to sit on the bench.

    Cable wanted Barnes back, and Barnes’ agent probably recommended a 1 year deal in case he wins the LT spot. It would be much more advantages for him to negotiate a contract next year coming off a starting gig at even RT.

    I just don’t see Campbell regardless. Davis, Okung, and Trent Williams are consensus better players. There is not one example of Al not taking the best Olineman available with a high draft pick and going with the guy who had the best workout. I’m not buying that for a minute. If we go Oline it will be the best player left. And Iupati is better than Campbell, lol.

  • Raiders4eve

    Jhill

    Who do you think AL would sign from the available free agents?

  • Seymour Bush

    The Barnes deal makes sense for drafting a marquee LT at number 8. Henderson has done decently, not spectacularly, so the need this there. If Henderson gets hurt you do you put there? Right now Brian Bulaga is looking like a decent pick at number 8.

  • buckeyeraider

    What’s up Nation,
    If Fargas is indeed done in Silver and Black, I wish him well. I never understood all the animosity towards Huggy on here. That guy was a Trooper, and a consumate pro, on a team too often lacking in professionalism. Like everybody else, I’m intrigued by the potential of Bush and McFadden, But that dude always brought it. There could have been a role, maybe a reduced role on this team for Justin.
    Hell, it wouldn’t surprise me if he isn’t brought back at some point. Maybe they are just trying to avoid paying that 1.7 mil bonus. If he is gone for good, I think he might be missed more than some may realize.

  • radafannv

    yoo hoo richochet

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Barnes was so stupid on Al’s part, hope he see’s Cambell from Ct, 6’7″ of real lineman on his screen, best underrated pic in the draft…….Truth

  • buckeyeraider

    Jhill,
    I was all for McClain at eight. Now, I’m having second thoughts..jumping on the Iupati bandwagon. Eight might be high for a guard but so what. The O-Line and the Run D still need addressed, since we didn’t do it last year.
    Last year I wanted Rey M at seven , even over Buckeye J Laurenitis. Rey is bigger and nastier. If not Rey, my second choice was Mack at C. I would still take either of those two over DHB, even if they weren’t a “value” pick.
    Since the weaknesses weren’t addressed last year I say road grading, mauler and Vandal M. Iupati at 8, and maybe Spikes in Rd. 2, if he slides. What do you think?

  • raidertbone

    # buckeyeraider Says:
    March 6th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    What’s up Nation,
    If Fargas is indeed done in Silver and Black, I wish him well. I never understood all the animosity towards Huggy on here. That guy was a Trooper, and a consumate pro, on a team too often lacking in professionalism. Like everybody else, I’m intrigued by the potential of Bush and McFadden, But that dude always brought it. There could have been a role, maybe a reduced role on this team for Justin.
    Hell, it wouldn’t surprise me if he isn’t brought back at some point. Maybe they are just trying to avoid paying that 1.7 mil bonus. If he is gone for good, I think he might be missed more than some may realize.
    ______________________________________________

    Fargas’ game reminds me a lot of Van Eeghen and Marv Hubbard (from days of yore). They were both gritty, determined, hard runners — neither of them would have been able to find a place in this offense. It’s too bad that Fargas will not be appreciated by many for slaving on a bunch of sucky teams.

  • Legacy510

    Fargas is done. Released today. Thanks for showing what heart is lil Huggy Bear.

    http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_14526306

  • Legacy510

    Oh yeah. And Chick-o-chet. You’re a spineless piece of toilet feces. Nuff said.

  • radafannv

    richochet i don’t like you

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Fargus has been our undisputed hero, for the 5 games we win each year, our O-line has made him an old man before his time, just like protecting 3 Q-B’s last year. When is it going to sink in Al?