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Cable weighs in on Russell, offseason moves, at NFL owners meeting

Note: Raiders blogger extraordinaire Jerry McDonald is taking a well-deserved vacation this week, with the exception of today’s Live Chat. So, bear with me as I do my best to bring you the latest on the Raiders and fill the considerable void during Jerry’s absence.
 
Raiders coach Tom Cable met with the media Tuesday as part of the NFL owners’ meetings in Orlando, Fla. We weren’t in attendance. However, we managed to get a hold of some of the video and transcripts from what Cable said, which wasn’t much in terms of breaking new ground.

Of note, Cable said that Russell has taken a “huge step” just by taking part in the Raiders offseason workout program, that he is doing everything asked of him by the organization and that the starting quarterback job is “wide open.”

“He’s doing fine,” Cable said of Russell in a one-on-one interview with NFL.com’s Jason LaCanfora. “The fact that he’s there working now with his teammates is really, really important. It gives him a chance now, when we start practice, to go in and compete for the job with the other quarterbacks. Just be very clear, he’s there, he’s working, and that’s a huge step for him. That will give him his chance.”

His chance? So that’s what it has come to for the player selected with the first pick of the 2007 NFL draft. He has a chance.

Naturally, the subject of Russell’s weight was a hot topic for reporters gathered around Cable on Tuesday morning. But Cable wasn’t biting on any questions that pertained to Russell’s weight.

San Jose Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami reported last week that Russell tipped the scales at 271 pounds when he reported to the offseason workouts in Alameda last Tuesday.

Cable said now is not the time to discuss Russell’s weight, instead keeping the focus on the fact Russell is working out with his teammates.

Cable did say that Russell holds the key to erasing the unyielding criticism that shadows him every step of the way during his odyssey from No. 1 draft pick to whatever lies ahead.

“It’s like anything in life, you can bring that on yourself,” Cable said. “If you want to not let that be who you are, then you need to do something about it. So you change.”

By all accounts, Russell has made a concerted effort to change his ways. He worked out at a training facility in Arizona earlier this offseason. He also is eating prepared meals and being monitored by former Raiders safety Eddie Anderson.

“The fact that he’s there working is really important right now,” Cable said. “That’s the biggest step right now, and that’s a big step.”

In other news, Cable said that Khalif Barnes was re-signed the first day of free agency as a replacement for departed veteran Cornell Green. Barnes is in line to replace Green at right offensive tackle, with Erik Pears in the mix, as well.

Green signed with the Buffalo Bills early in free agency, and the Raiders are intent upon finding someone who can provide an upgrade at what has been a problem area.

To that end, they reportedly sent offensive line coach Jim Michalczik to Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday to work out Texas Christian offensive tackle Nic Richmond in advance of the NFL draft.

Richmond goes 6-foot-8 and 322 pounds and is projected as a right offensive tackle in the pros.

Cable also uttered the words Darren McFadden and Michael Bush have been waiting for the past two years: the starting job is there for the taking now that Justin Fargas isn’t on the roster.

Cable said that he isn’t in favor of a tandem backfield and that he wants one of those two to develop into an every-down back.

“We’ll move forward with those two guys,” Cable said. “I think it will help both of them that they will get more work. The question with (McFadden) is, now that he’s healthy, can he be an every-down back? And I think he can be.”

As for Kamerion Wimbley, the player the Raiders acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Browns earlier this month, Cable said he projects as the starting strong-side linebacker.

Ricky Brown, Jon Alston, Sam Williams and Thomas Howard manned that position last season, with Howard moving there once Trevor Scott was converted from defensive end.

Howard still hasn’t signed the one-year contract offered by the Raiders. If he signs, look for him to return to his customary weak-side spot, with Scott going back to end.

Matt Shaughnessy is the right defensive end until further notice, Cable said. He split time with Greg Ellis at left end a majority of the time last season.

Cable went without an offensive coordinator last season because he called the plays. Managing general partner Al Davis was less than thrilled with the Raiders scoring only 17 touchdowns in 16 games, so he hired Hue Jackson as the offensive coordinator.

It was assumed that Jackson was hired, in large part, to help develop Russell, in hopes he could weave the same kind of magic he did in bringing along Joe Flacco the past two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.

Not so, Cable said. Jackson’s primary job is to get Oakland’s offense to “score more points. Plain and simple. With him, it’s not just one guy. He’s got to get 11 guys on the same page and moving in the right direction. We need to score at least two touchdowns and a couple field goals a game. If we can do that, if we can get better play at quarterback, we’ll be fine.”

Working with Russell still belongs to quarterbacks coach Paul Hackett, Cable said.

The Raiders re-signed defensive tackle William Joseph. He has been a backup the past two seasons after spending five seasons with the New York Giants. Joseph has a decent shot of making the 53-man roster as a backup to Tommy Kelly and Desmond Bryant.

The league handed over a seventh-round draft pick to the Raiders on Monday when they announced the compensatory selections for the upcoming NFL draft. The pick is No. 251 overall.

According to Raiders.com, linebacker Ricky Brown and fullback Luke Lawton have signed their tenders. When asked by reporters about the fullback position Tuesday, Cable named Lawton and Marcel Reece but made no mention of Oren O’Neal.

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  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Steve,

    You wouldn’t trade a second rounder for McNabb? You would rather have a youtube sensation special teams player than McNabb?

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

    Dakota Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    The Viqueens and the Cards would be retarded not to trade for McNabb…

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

    Did you just use the “r” word? RRS is going to make you pay for that callous remark!

  • SteveAlford21

    DMAC,

    If a 2nd was all that we had to give and there were no other factors (like this being the last year of his contract), then I’d feel differently. As of now, I’m against trading for him unless it’s for a 3rd or lower.

  • ottocrat

    The Cards would be right back in the NFC West drivers seat with McNabb. Without him, it’s probably the Niners division to lose.

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

    Trade DMAC for McNabb! Dakota, are you with me?

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    I would laugh my ass off if the Viqueens traded for McNabb and left Favre out in the cold…it would serve him right for all the BS he has pulled over the years.

    Would you rather have McNabb for 4 years and your QB situation settled immediately or Favre for maybe another year, and all the uncertainty and offseason BS that comes with him?

  • maddenraiderfan

    # Dakota Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    If we trade for McNabb, we have to sign T.O. just for entertainment purposes!
    ————————————–

    Winner! Who cares if we go 5-11 again if we have TO and McNabb on our team.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    Trade DMAC for McNabb! Dakota, are you with me?
    +++++++++

    Nope.

  • SteveAlford21

    Alright, DMV it is… I just got called out for a transaction, so I may as well get ready quickly (no shower!) and renew my license while I’m out. Have a good evening, Raiders fans! TTYL.

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

    Dakota, you still think DMAC is worth more than a second round pick? Are you part ostrich?

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    Dakota, you still think DMAC is worth more than a second round pick? Are you part ostrich?

    ++++++++++++++++

    It will just be more satisfying to rub the doubter’s noses in it when he succeeds in Oakland as opposed to him succeeding with another team.

  • CJ Legend 34

    RaiderRockstar,

    Tha way I watched every QB get beat down that stepped behind center even though Russel was the worse of them all, mainly because he was not mobile enough to throw on the run I would rather go with an O-Lineman but it is hard to pass up Ndamukong Suh. Looks great on film plus he has that work ethic and no issues that you have to have.

    I would take Ndamukong Suh in the first round and at least two o-lineman in the later rounds. A late WR may not be that bad as well. We still suck at the WR spot.

    ——————————————————-
    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 9:37 am
    CJ Legend 34 & Lynn from Snot …

    who do you guys want the Raiders to draft in Round 1?

    pick 1 player. any player

  • http://www.nataliegulbis.com Richochet

    LIST OF WHO YOU THINK AL WILL ACTUALLY PICK, FOR WHATEVER REASON.

    Richochet: Taylor Mays
    Real Madden Raider: Tony Washington
    Seymour/Oakglen : Justin Feaster
    tjPriest: Jamarcus Russell
    RaiderRockStar: Bruce Campbell
    Raider O:
    DMAC: Joe Haden
    RaiderDogg: Bruce Campbell

    LIST OF WHO YOU WANT/BELIEVE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT #8
    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    updated …

    RaiderRockstar: Dan Williams (03/18)
    RaiderResurrection: Dan Williams (03/18)
    SnB offense defense specialteams: Dan Williams (03/18)
    Inonewordraider: Dan Williams (03/18)
    Ottocrat: Dan Williams (03/18)
    Florida Pete: Dan Williams (03/18)
    RNOraiderFan: Dan Williams (03/21)
    Al DAVIS HAS COJONES: Dan Williams (03/21)
    Thec07: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    DKnight007: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    The Big Banana: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    LA to TheBay: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    HairyBush: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Ryan: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Ghost to the Post: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Raider O: Ndamukong Suh (03/19)
    Exlaraiderseasonticketholder: Ndamukong Suh (3/19)
    R8eray: Ndamukong Suh (3/19)
    Memo: Ndamukong Suh (03/19)
    Seymour Bush: Ndamukong Suh (03/19)
    Jonesy941: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    SteveAlford21: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    GG: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    JB: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    RaiderLen: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    RaidingTexas: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Mcfaddenswaggon: Ndamukong Suh (03/21)
    Bcz24: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    Bo Schembechler Jackson: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    Stoopidmike: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    504 Raider: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    MaineRaida: Ndamukong Suh (03/23)
    909RaiderLifer: Brian Price (03/19)
    DMAC: Rolando McClain (03/18)
    Richochet: Rolando McClain (03/18)
    Severeraiderz: Rolando McClain (03/18)
    Raiderglory34: Rolando McClain (03/18)
    Vegas Raider: Rolando McClain (03/19)
    New Englandraider: Rolando McClain (03/22)
    Maddenraiderfan: Rolando McClain (03/24)
    Senior Beeecham: Kyle Wilson (03/19)
    Silvernblack209: Taylor Mays (03/19)
    1234567: Taylor Mays (03/22)
    Scottish Raider: Eric Berry (03/21)
    GMoney8: Eric Berry (03/21)
    Edward Teach: Maurkice Pouncey (03/21)
    Raiderzmaverick: Russell Okung (03/18)
    KoolKell: Russell Okung (03/18)
    Hwnrdr: Russell Okung (03/19)
    RaiderFanFrom Jersey: Russell Okung (03/22)
    Chris in NY: Russell Okung (03/24)
    RaiderDogg: Russell Okung (03/24)
    Hellsbells: Anthony Davis (03/18)
    Jhill: Anthony Davis (03/18)
    408RAIDER: Anthony Davis (03/19)
    Stabler76: Anthony Davis (03/22)
    DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL: Anthony Davis (03/23)
    Dakota: Anthony Davis (03/19)
    M Lonetree: Anthony Davis (03/22)
    NorthernD: Trent Williams (03/20)
    Midwest Fan: Trent Williams (03/22)
    El Tato: Trent Williams (03/18)
    Raiders4eve: Trent Williams (03/18)
    Nnamdi21: Trent Williams (03/18)
    The Judge: Brian Bulaga (03/18)
    SD_Raider_619: Brian Bulaga (03/19)
    PassTheCheetos: Bruce Campbell (03/21)
    Buckeyeraider: Mike Iupati (03/18)
    Burque Raider: Mike Iupati (03/21)
    La Milicia Negra: Mike Iupati (03/23)
    RaiderDebo: Dez Bryant (03/18)
    SharkCatcher: Dez Bryant (03/18)
    Plunketthead: Ryan Matthews (03/19)
    SATANFEARS ALDAVIS: Jimmy Clausen (03/18)
    The Real MaddenRaider: Tim Tebow (03/18)

  • http://www.nataliegulbis.com Richochet

    LIST OF WHO YOU THINK AL WILL ACTUALLY PICK, FOR WHATEVER REASON.

    Richochet: Taylor Mays
    Real Madden Raider: Tony Washington
    Seymour/Oakglen : Justin Feaster
    tjPriest: Jamarcus Russell
    RaiderRockStar: Bruce Campbell
    Raider O:
    DMAC: Joe Haden
    RaiderDogg: Bruce Campbell
    SteveAlford: Bruce Campbell or JPP. *to be determined* :)

    LIST OF WHO YOU WANT/BELIEVE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT #8
    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    updated …

    RaiderRockstar: Dan Williams (03/18)
    RaiderResurrection: Dan Williams (03/18)
    SnB offense defense specialteams: Dan Williams (03/18)
    Inonewordraider: Dan Williams (03/18)
    Ottocrat: Dan Williams (03/18)
    Florida Pete: Dan Williams (03/18)
    RNOraiderFan: Dan Williams (03/21)
    Al DAVIS HAS COJONES: Dan Williams (03/21)
    Thec07: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    DKnight007: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    The Big Banana: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    LA to TheBay: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    HairyBush: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Ryan: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Ghost to the Post: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Raider O: Ndamukong Suh (03/19)
    Exlaraiderseasonticketholder: Ndamukong Suh (3/19)
    R8eray: Ndamukong Suh (3/19)
    Memo: Ndamukong Suh (03/19)
    Seymour Bush: Ndamukong Suh (03/19)
    Jonesy941: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    SteveAlford21: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    GG: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    JB: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    RaiderLen: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    RaidingTexas: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Mcfaddenswaggon: Ndamukong Suh (03/21)
    Bcz24: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    Bo Schembechler Jackson: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    Stoopidmike: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    504 Raider: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    MaineRaida: Ndamukong Suh (03/23)
    909RaiderLifer: Brian Price (03/19)
    DMAC: Rolando McClain (03/18)
    Richochet: Rolando McClain (03/18)
    Severeraiderz: Rolando McClain (03/18)
    Raiderglory34: Rolando McClain (03/18)
    Vegas Raider: Rolando McClain (03/19)
    New Englandraider: Rolando McClain (03/22)
    Maddenraiderfan: Rolando McClain (03/24)
    Senior Beeecham: Kyle Wilson (03/19)
    Silvernblack209: Taylor Mays (03/19)
    1234567: Taylor Mays (03/22)
    Scottish Raider: Eric Berry (03/21)
    GMoney8: Eric Berry (03/21)
    Edward Teach: Maurkice Pouncey (03/21)
    Raiderzmaverick: Russell Okung (03/18)
    KoolKell: Russell Okung (03/18)
    Hwnrdr: Russell Okung (03/19)
    RaiderFanFrom Jersey: Russell Okung (03/22)
    Chris in NY: Russell Okung (03/24)
    RaiderDogg: Russell Okung (03/24)
    Hellsbells: Anthony Davis (03/18)
    Jhill: Anthony Davis (03/18)
    408RAIDER: Anthony Davis (03/19)
    Stabler76: Anthony Davis (03/22)
    DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL: Anthony Davis (03/23)
    Dakota: Anthony Davis (03/19)
    M Lonetree: Anthony Davis (03/22)
    NorthernD: Trent Williams (03/20)
    Midwest Fan: Trent Williams (03/22)
    El Tato: Trent Williams (03/18)
    Raiders4eve: Trent Williams (03/18)
    Nnamdi21: Trent Williams (03/18)
    The Judge: Brian Bulaga (03/18)
    SD_Raider_619: Brian Bulaga (03/19)
    PassTheCheetos: Bruce Campbell (03/21)
    Buckeyeraider: Mike Iupati (03/18)
    Burque Raider: Mike Iupati (03/21)
    La Milicia Negra: Mike Iupati (03/23)
    RaiderDebo: Dez Bryant (03/18)
    SharkCatcher: Dez Bryant (03/18)
    Plunketthead: Ryan Matthews (03/19)
    SATANFEARS ALDAVIS: Jimmy Clausen (03/18)
    The Real MaddenRaider: Tim Tebow (03/18)

  • http://www.nataliegulbis.com Richochet

    LIST OF WHO YOU THINK AL WILL ACTUALLY PICK, FOR WHATEVER REASON..can make sense, can make no sense whatsoever.

    Richochet: Taylor Mays
    Real Madden Raider: Tony Washington
    Seymour/Oakglen : Justin Feaster
    tjPriest: Jamarcus Russell
    RaiderRockStar: Bruce Campbell
    Raider O:
    DMAC: Joe Haden
    RaiderDogg: Bruce Campbell
    SteveAlford: Bruce Campbell or JPP. *to be determined*
    InonewordRaider: Dan Williams

    #######################################

    LIST OF WHO YOU WANT/BELIEVE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT #8
    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    updated …

    RaiderRockstar: Dan Williams (03/18)
    RaiderResurrection: Dan Williams (03/18)
    SnB offense defense specialteams: Dan Williams (03/18)
    Inonewordraider: Dan Williams (03/18)
    Ottocrat: Dan Williams (03/18)
    Florida Pete: Dan Williams (03/18)
    RNOraiderFan: Dan Williams (03/21)
    Al DAVIS HAS COJONES: Dan Williams (03/21)
    Thec07: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    DKnight007: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    The Big Banana: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    LA to TheBay: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    HairyBush: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Ryan: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Ghost to the Post: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Raider O: Ndamukong Suh (03/19)
    Exlaraiderseasonticketholder: Ndamukong Suh (3/19)
    R8eray: Ndamukong Suh (3/19)
    Memo: Ndamukong Suh (03/19)
    Seymour Bush: Ndamukong Suh (03/19)
    Jonesy941: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    SteveAlford21: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    GG: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    JB: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    RaiderLen: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    RaidingTexas: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Mcfaddenswaggon: Ndamukong Suh (03/21)
    Bcz24: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    Bo Schembechler Jackson: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    Stoopidmike: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    504 Raider: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    MaineRaida: Ndamukong Suh (03/23)
    909RaiderLifer: Brian Price (03/19)
    DMAC: Rolando McClain (03/18)
    Richochet: Rolando McClain (03/18)
    Severeraiderz: Rolando McClain (03/18)
    Raiderglory34: Rolando McClain (03/18)
    Vegas Raider: Rolando McClain (03/19)
    New Englandraider: Rolando McClain (03/22)
    Maddenraiderfan: Rolando McClain (03/24)
    Senior Beeecham: Kyle Wilson (03/19)
    Silvernblack209: Taylor Mays (03/19)
    1234567: Taylor Mays (03/22)
    Scottish Raider: Eric Berry (03/21)
    GMoney8: Eric Berry (03/21)
    Edward Teach: Maurkice Pouncey (03/21)
    Raiderzmaverick: Russell Okung (03/18)
    KoolKell: Russell Okung (03/18)
    Hwnrdr: Russell Okung (03/19)
    RaiderFanFrom Jersey: Russell Okung (03/22)
    Chris in NY: Russell Okung (03/24)
    RaiderDogg: Russell Okung (03/24)
    Hellsbells: Anthony Davis (03/18)
    Jhill: Anthony Davis (03/18)
    408RAIDER: Anthony Davis (03/19)
    Stabler76: Anthony Davis (03/22)
    DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL: Anthony Davis (03/23)
    Dakota: Anthony Davis (03/19)
    M Lonetree: Anthony Davis (03/22)
    NorthernD: Trent Williams (03/20)
    Midwest Fan: Trent Williams (03/22)
    El Tato: Trent Williams (03/18)
    Raiders4eve: Trent Williams (03/18)
    Nnamdi21: Trent Williams (03/18)
    The Judge: Brian Bulaga (03/18)
    SD_Raider_619: Brian Bulaga (03/19)
    PassTheCheetos: Bruce Campbell (03/21)
    Buckeyeraider: Mike Iupati (03/18)
    Burque Raider: Mike Iupati (03/21)
    La Milicia Negra: Mike Iupati (03/23)
    RaiderDebo: Dez Bryant (03/18)
    SharkCatcher: Dez Bryant (03/18)
    Plunketthead: Ryan Matthews (03/19)
    SATANFEARS ALDAVIS: Jimmy Clausen (03/18)
    The Real MaddenRaider: Tim Tebow (03/18)

  • RaiderRockstar

    I would trade a 2nd rounder for McNabb.

    Use our 1st rounder for NT Dan Williams.
    Use our 3rd rounder on Boston College center Matthew Tennant
    Use our 4th & 5th rounders on a G, T & CB.
    7th rounders: who cares! maybe a FB? a return man?

    then go get 3 or 4 players from the following list:

    FB Brad Hoover
    C Kevin Mawae
    G Bobbie Williams
    G Randy Thomas
    G Shawn Andrews
    G Ben Hamilton
    T Tra Thomas
    T Mike Gandy
    T Levi Jones
    T Chester Pitts

  • edward teach

    Something tells me Al’s going defense at #8, unless all the focus on non-first rounders for the o-line (and re-signing Barnes) is a smokescreen.

    I just hope it’s not a DE or a cornerback, although that would fit his philosophy on that side of the ball.

  • RaiderNsuede

    Raiders select Joe Haden

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Put me down for Al going with Taylor Mays.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raiders select Joe Haden

    ***

    RaiderNsuede: who would YOU pick ???

  • http://www.nataliegulbis.com Richochet

    LIST OF WHO YOU THINK AL WILL ACTUALLY PICK, FOR WHATEVER REASON..can make sense, can make no sense whatsoever.

    Richochet: Taylor Mays
    Real Madden Raider: Tony Washington
    Seymour/Oakglen : Justin Feaster
    tjPriest: Jamarcus Russell
    RaiderRockStar: Bruce Campbell
    Raider O:
    DMAC: Joe Haden
    RaiderDogg: Bruce Campbell
    SteveAlford: Bruce Campbell or JPP. *to be determined*
    InonewordRaider: Dan Williams
    Dakota: Taylor Mays
    RaiderNsuede: Joe Haden

    #######################################

    LIST OF WHO YOU WANT/BELIEVE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT #8
    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    updated …

    RaiderRockstar: Dan Williams (03/18)
    RaiderResurrection: Dan Williams (03/18)
    SnB offense defense specialteams: Dan Williams (03/18)
    Inonewordraider: Dan Williams (03/18)
    Ottocrat: Dan Williams (03/18)
    Florida Pete: Dan Williams (03/18)
    RNOraiderFan: Dan Williams (03/21)
    Al DAVIS HAS COJONES: Dan Williams (03/21)
    Thec07: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    DKnight007: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    The Big Banana: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    LA to TheBay: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    HairyBush: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Ryan: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Ghost to the Post: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Raider O: Ndamukong Suh (03/19)
    Exlaraiderseasonticketholder: Ndamukong Suh (3/19)
    R8eray: Ndamukong Suh (3/19)
    Memo: Ndamukong Suh (03/19)
    Seymour Bush: Ndamukong Suh (03/19)
    Jonesy941: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    SteveAlford21: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    GG: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    JB: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    RaiderLen: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    RaidingTexas: Ndamukong Suh (03/18)
    Mcfaddenswaggon: Ndamukong Suh (03/21)
    Bcz24: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    Bo Schembechler Jackson: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    Stoopidmike: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    504 Raider: Ndamukong Suh (03/22)
    MaineRaida: Ndamukong Suh (03/23)
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  • http://www.nataliegulbis.com Richochet

    Gotta book….feel free to add as you see fit, Rockstar

  • DKnight007

    I wouldn’t mind at all if the draft goes….

    RD 1- MLB Rolando McClain
    RD 2- DT Lamarr Houston or DT Cam Thomas
    RD 3- RT/RG Kyle Calloway

  • RaiderRockstar

    alright man. take it easy

  • 1234567

    After seeing YouTube highlights of his MMA training, Al will select Herschel Walker. Al will then assign a different position to each of Walker’s multiple personalities.

  • RaiderRockstar

    If our first 3 picks go towards Donovan McNabb, Dan Williams & Matthew Tennant I honestly think we could be a playoff contender.

    Especially if we got a FB and a few good OL in free agency (see the above list)

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    If we trade for McNabb, we better get that o-line fixed. Look how bad he played against us with a little pressure. And I don’t mean just replacing Green with Barnes either!

  • RaiderRockstar

    THE GOOD NEWS?

    Oakland has a higher 2nd round pick than Buffalo, Arizona & Minnesota!

    but what then would we do with JaWalrus?

    eat the $3 million guaranteed and save the $6.5 million in salary for a net gain of $3.5 million?

    if we’re confident that Russell’s next 3 years are anything like his last 3 years I think thats a risk you take (tossing your “franchise” QB to the curb)

  • Nnamdi21

    1234567 Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    After seeing YouTube highlights of his MMA training, Al will select Herschel Walker. Al will then assign a different position to each of Walker’s multiple personalities.

    ==============

    LMAO!

  • RaiderRockstar

    I would trade Russell to Buffalo, Minny or Cleveland for a 4th rounder. Then maybe they could restructure his contract

    maybe we could milk a 3rd rounder out of St Louis or Jacksonville?

  • RaiderRockstar

    5 teams looking for QB’s: Bills, Browns, Rams, Jags & Redskins. (Possibly the Vikings if Favre stays retired)

    5 QB’s worth drafting: Bradford, Clausen, McCoy, LeFevour & Tebow

    draft day will be interesting. especially if McNabb gets traded someplace!

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

    I must insist we trade DMAC for McNabb.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I must insist we trade DMAC for McNabb.

    ***

    alright BSJ. pick 2 backs in free agency to fill out the depth chart (behind Mike Bush)

    Willie Parker
    Ladell Betts
    Rock Cartwright
    Brian Westbrook
    Edgerrin James
    Michael Bennett
    Chris Brown
    Samkon Gado
    Ahman Green
    Kevin Jones
    LaMont Jordan
    Justin Fargas
    Jamal Lewis
    Adrian Peterson (Bears)

  • Nnamdi21

    Russell’s the QB.

  • DMAC

    Fast Willie has raider speed……………..

  • Nnamdi21

    The Edge or Jamal Lewis if they come cheap.

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

    RRS, I would be cool with either Westbrook or Jones. Could draft another in rds. 5-7.

  • SteveAlford21

    Okay, that transaction took a lot longer than expected, but I also ended up making three times as much on it. I will now have to renew my license online or get my happy ass up VERY early in the morning to do it in person. Oh well.

    Dakota: I said earlier that if it was ONLY a 2nd round pick, without all the other factors, I’d take McNabb. The contract situation, his roster bonus, the fact that he’ll be a UFA after this year, and a few other things make it not worth it to me.

  • Nnamdi21

    I think the fact over time games will attract more advertisement revenue played into the Leagues decision.

    The reason you do NOT want these overtime rules in regular season is you’d have games nearly every week going into a long over time if neither scores or if they both kick field goals and then don’t score.

    Isn’t that the way they have it?

    Need to read up but it sounds plausible.

  • DMAC

    The Philadelphia Daily News reports the Eagles, indeed, have an offer on the table that could send Donovan McNabb to the Rams in exchange for the No. 33 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

    Source: Philadelphia Daily News

  • RaiderRockstar

    Mike Bush, Edge & Westbrook in the same backfield sounds good to me.

    then we get McNabb and don’t lose any picks in the first 3 rounds …

    McNabb, Westbrook, Shawn Andrews & Tra Thomas reunion in Oakland please!

  • Nnamdi21

    Eagles would be suckers to give up McNabb. He’s been better than those Philly slobs deserve.

    He can create and use his feet, but remember, he’s prone to injury and at least one bone headed play a game often costly too.

    Don’t break the bank for him, but day one McNabb makes this O line better.

    Wether the wides can catch is another matter SanJay Lal will have to address.

  • RaiderRockstar

    The Philadelphia Daily News reports the Eagles, indeed, have an offer on the table that could send Donovan McNabb to the Rams in exchange for the No. 33 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

    Source: Philadelphia Daily News

    ***

    wow. scratch McNabb to Oakland rumors then

    We don’t want to top that offer if it involves picks (and no players)

  • Nnamdi21

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    Mike Bush, Edge & Westbrook in the same backfield sounds good to me.

    then we get McNabb and don’t lose any picks in the first 3 rounds …

    McNabb, Westbrook, Shawn Andrews & Tra Thomas reunion in Oakland please!

    ==================

    On Madden maybe, but Westbrooks done, Andrews has a bad back and is a mental case and Tra’s got a fork stuck in him.

    McNabb would be ok for the right price.

  • 30 year raider

    wow this sounds great a bunch of philly rejects wearing silver & black…. oh boy i cant wait

  • SteveAlford21

    Trade DMC for rumored offers on the table?

  • ottocrat

    It doesn’t matter. McNabb isn’t coming here. Even worse, JaSh1tbag will probably be the opening day starter. Go to Hell, Al!

  • 30 year raider

    why dont we just bring back lamont jordan too??

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

    McNabb trade talk heats up
    Posted by Mike Florio on March 24, 2010 4:38 PM ET
    A day after Eagles coach Andy Reid told the media that teams are “entertaining us with offers” for the various quarterbacks on the roster, evidence is emerging of teams interested in starter Donovan McNabb.

    Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Bills and the Raiders have inquired regarding McNabb’s availability. Per Robinson, McNabb would favor a trade to a team with a contending roster, like the Cardinals.

    Also, persistent rumors have been making the rounds of the Eagles trading McNabb to the Rams for the first pick in the second round of the 2010 draft.

    That rumor heated up today, as Mike Missanelli of 97.5 The Fanatic in Philly was discussing it on the air. He eventually pointed out that Chris Mortensen of ESPN had informed him via text that he had checked out the story with both parties, and that there’s nothing to it.

    Still, the move makes sense. If no one is offering a first-round pick and if the Eagles are intent on getting the best deal they can for McNabb, the first pick in round two would be the best possible deal. Now that the draft is spread out over three days, with the second round starting on Friday after after the first round finishes on Thursday night, the team that holds the first pick when the draft reconvenes holds a lot of power. Players that other teams covet will have slipped through round one, and there will be an extended time period for the team that has the next pick to do a great deal.

    Of course, the Rams would have to want McNabb — and they’d have to be willing to give up the second overall pick and the power that goes along with it. At this point, it’s looks like it won’t happen.

    Which means it probably will by the weekend.

  • Nnamdi21

    Rock star have you seen this story?

    A number 2 for McNabb.

    We could do a 2011 2 and a 4 or sumthing. Who knows. Not likely and who says McNabb would want to come here.

    If he did you can bet we’d draft O line 8th overall. He-ll, I’d make them put it in the contract were I McNabb.

    McNabb and McFlab.

    Nice…

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/24/mcnabb-trade-talk-heats-up/