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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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  • DMAC

    Later fellas

  • RaiderRockstar

    30YR & N21: Al Davis is known for getting players past their prime and milking an extra year or two out of them. sometimes they are productive! this team has almost ZERO vet leadership …

    take a look back at the veteran cast offs or “washed up” players we had on the roster during the Allen/Gruden years. Especially 2002 under Callahan (Super Bowl season)

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

    Conflicting reports emerge regarding McNabb to Rams
    Posted by Mike Florio on March 24, 2010 5:13 PM ET
    So we posted a little while ago an item generally addressing the possibility that the Eagles will trade Donovan McNabb, and we mentioned persistent rumors that McNabb could be sent to the Rams for the first pick in the second round of the 2010 draft.

    And we pointed out that it appears that the rumors are just that — rumors — and that this probably means a deal gets done by the weekend.

    Now, there’s a report from Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer that the Eagles “have an offer on the table” from the Rams for the No. 33 selection in the draft, in exchange for McNabb. McLane writes that McNabb would be willing to go to St. Louis with a contract extension, and that a trade could happen quickly

    Meanwhile, a Rams source contends that there is “zero truth” to the reported interest in McNabb. Per the source, “all focus” is on the available college quarterbacks.

  • Nnamdi21

    Seattle Seahawks Negotiating With Chester Pitts
    According to the Seattle PI, citing the Sacramento Bee, free agent guard Chester Pitts is visiting with the team today as well as tomorrow.

    Pitts has extensive starting experience in Houston, where he started 114 consecutive games before being cut down by injuries last season; his knee injury is definitely a red flag to be considered.

    He also worked under Alex Gibbs and his zone blocking scheme in Houston, the match appears seamless. If signed he steps in and becomes the best offensive lineman on this team, (unless Walter suits up), this would be a good coup for this blocking challenged squad.

    Pitts has also visited with the 49ers as well.

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    Wonder if the ole zone blockers still got the knees for it?

    Pitts has been good.

  • RaiderRockstar

    McNabb and McFlab.

    Nice…

    ***

    LOL!

  • 30 year raider

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    30YR & N21: Al Davis is known for getting players past their prime and milking an extra year or two out of them. sometimes they are productive! this team has almost ZERO vet leadership …

    take a look back at the veteran cast offs or “washed up” players we had on the roster during the Allen/Gruden years. Especially 2002 under Callahan (Super Bowl season)
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    you think i dont know that!!! wtf !! your talking about guys with bad backs, bad brains and bad legs the reclamation projects are too far and few these days.

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

    We could have McNabb, DMAC, Jerry Mac, and McDonalds to sponsor em.

    And RIP Bernie Mac.

  • Nnamdi21

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    30YR & N21: Al Davis is known for getting players past their prime and milking an extra year or two out of them. sometimes they are productive! this team has almost ZERO vet leadership …

    take a look back at the veteran cast offs or “washed up” players we had on the roster during the Allen/Gruden years. Especially 2002 under Callahan (Super Bowl season)

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    Things have changed since then. FA’s haven’t been our best friends lately and I think thats indicative of the way athletes train and burn out in the NFL today.

    There are exceptions but for every Favre, theres 10 wash ups.

    Not sure if we could slap together a vet team and do any sustainable damage.

    That caliber of FA player isn’t avail and with guys like Walker getting $55 mill offers, not sure the moneys reasonable either.

    We could use someone to set an example and baby sit when needed like Gannon though.

  • RaiderRockstar

    you think i dont know that!!!

    ***

    30 year raider:

    I don’t know what you do or don’t know

    haven’t seen you on here much.

    why don’t you post your thoughts on improving the team?

    shooting down the opinion of others is easy. lets have your two cents smart guy …

  • Nnamdi21

    Peace owt Nation!

  • Nnamdi21

    Seattle Seahawks Lose Cory Redding To Baltimore Ravens
    The Baltimore Ravens have signed defensive end Cory Redding to a two year contract, according to multiple sources.

    The Seahawks acquired Redding and a fifth round pick from the Detroit Lions for pro bowl linebacker Julian Peterson last off season. He only recorded 20 tackles and a pair of sacks last season in his unimpressive stint with Seattle.

    After losing Dwan Edwards to the Buffalo Bills in free agency, the Ravens needed to replace the depth they lost from his departure; Redding comes in with good size (292 lbss), at the defensive end position for the Ravens 3-4 defense.

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

    Could Seattle go DE in the 1st?

  • RaiderRockstar

    10 minutes later …

    *crickets*

  • 1234567

    Raiders inquiring about McNabb is with the intention of him being a one year mentor for Russell.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raiders inquiring about McNabb is with the intention of him being a one year mentor for Russell.

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    thats an expensive mentor!

    can’t we just sign Mark Brunell or Jon Kitna for the vet minimum?

  • RaiderRockstar

    well BSJ …

    doesn’t look like the Eagles need a RB (McFadden)

    they signed RFA Mike Bell away from the Saints yesterday

    he’ll team up with McCoy & Weaver in Philly

  • 30 year raider

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    you think i dont know that!!!

    ***

    30 year raider:

    I don’t know what you do or don’t know

    haven’t seen you on here much.

    why don’t you post your thoughts on improving the team?

    shooting down the opinion of others is easy. lets have your two cents smart guy …
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    picking up a slew of rejects from another team is a disaster waiting to happen… theve been let go for a reason not to say that you cant find some decent players thru the FA or servicable guys thru the waiver wire. this is not a very strong FA year at really any position. i have made some suggestionas here recently i wouldnt mind us bringing in a kevin mawae to anchor the middle and lets see what a healthy kalif barnes can do at rt tackle… i read on the website the other day that during a Q & A they did with him that he is content with playing the rt tackle spot, like i said a few days ago if barnes can play like he did from 2006- 2008 with jax then we might have a decent line… if we can move down the draft and recoup that 3rd rd pick from the wimbley deal i then say go after a HOSS in Maurkice Pouncey. put him at guard and let him learn from mawae for a year or so.. he would start from day one. a line of
    lt. henderson
    lg. gallery
    c. mawae
    rg. pouncey
    rt. barnes
    the key of course would be barnes playing at the level he was at while in jaxonville..

  • RaiderDebo

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    Raiders inquiring about McNabb is with the intention of him being a one year mentor for Russell.

    ***

    thats an expensive mentor!

    can’t we just sign Mark Brunell or Jon Kitna for the vet minimum?
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    Went that route with Garcia. Didn’t go so well. I could live with it, but I really like the group we have. We need to keep the focus on improving the OL and receivers.

  • inonewordraider

    DMAC for Mcnabb

  • ottocrat

    F THIS MENTOR BS! IT’S HIS 4TH FCKING SEASON, AND WE’RE STILL TALKING ABOUT MENTORS? THIS IS OUR QB? SOME RETARD THAT NEEDS A PAID NANNY TO CHANGE HIS JANORMASS DIAPERS? GAWDDAMMIT! THIS IS A GROWN MAN’S GAME! CUT THIS LOSER ALREADY!

  • RaiderRockstar

    McNabb, Westbrook, Shawn Andrews & Tra Thomas are “rejects” but Mawae & Barnes are not ???

    and when is the last time Al Davis traded DOWN in Round 1?

  • inonewordraider

    DMAC for Mcnabb + Dan Williams with first pick + oline with 2nd pick = playoffs

  • 30 year raider

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    Went that route with Garcia. Didn’t go so well. I could live with it, but I really like the group we have. We need to keep the focus on improving the OL and receivers.
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    thats the bottom line guys up front need to susstain blocks guys that lineup outside need to catch the ball.. pretty basic

  • 1234567

    I didn’t say that bringing in McNabb to mentor Russell was a good idea, that’s just what I see the reason they would inquire about him would be. This is the Raiders, it does not have to be a good idea or even make sense for it to actually happen.

  • 30 year raider

    well i could have sworn that barnes broke his ankle in preaseason last year and never was at 100% when he did came back and i thought kevin mawae played pretty damn well last year. he would be better than satele and morris. anyone out there disagrees with me????

  • RaiderDebo

    30 year raider Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 2:47 pm
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    Went that route with Garcia. Didn’t go so well. I could live with it, but I really like the group we have. We need to keep the focus on improving the OL and receivers.
    #############################################

    thats the bottom line guys up front need to susstain blocks guys that lineup outside need to catch the ball.. pretty basic
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    I really don’t think we have to go too crazy to fix the OL. The group played well in the 1st and 2nd games. Should have won both of them. But it fell apart so quickly after losing Gallery and then Green. I’m not convinced we have to address it at no. 8. I think the key for us is a possible starter at RT and depth at guard. WR is the position that really scares me.

  • ottocrat

    If they were to bring in McNabb (Science fiction, btw) it should be to win games. Bring in the Chunky and Cut the Flunky.

  • RaiderRockstar

    yeah. and I’m pretty sure that …

    McNabb is better than Russell
    Westbrook is better than Fargas
    Andrews is better than Carlisle
    Thomas is better than Green

    point is – Barnes & Mawae (ie “your suggestions”) aren’t any better than mine, so quit complaining and acting all high & mighty

  • RaiderRockstar

    by the way …

    Barnes was an AWFUL LT for the Jags in 2008

    Never played RT in his life until last season and when he did, he was outplayed by Green & Pears.

    We even tried him at guard and he was benched in favor of Morris & Walker.

    Could he eventually become a starter quality RT? I suppose it’s possible, but there are no signs to suggest that he’s capable of actually doing it!

  • RaiderRockstar

    5pm in Podunk. later gents!

  • 30 year raider

    # RaiderDebo Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    30 year raider Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 2:47 pm
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    Went that route with Garcia. Didn’t go so well. I could live with it, but I really like the group we have. We need to keep the focus on improving the OL and receivers.
    #############################################

    thats the bottom line guys up front need to susstain blocks guys that lineup outside need to catch the ball.. pretty basic
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    I really don’t think we have to go too crazy to fix the OL. The group played well in the 1st and 2nd games. Should have won both of them. But it fell apart so quickly after losing Gallery and then Green. I’m not convinced we have to address it at no. 8. I think the key for us is a possible starter at RT and depth at guard. WR is the position that really scares me.
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    as far as the line i totally agree with you…we had major injuries last year… i dont know how you feel about bringing in a kevin mawae to anchor the middle… some yo yo on here said he was a reject i could have sworn the guy was all pro???? we signed barnes for a reason to0 play rt tackle… i really like Pouncey he can play guard or center…

  • http://www.wix.com/GGEden/ggeden GG

    # ottocrat Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    F THIS MENTOR BS! IT’S HIS 4TH FCKING SEASON, AND WE’RE STILL TALKING ABOUT MENTORS? THIS IS OUR QB? SOME RETARD THAT NEEDS A PAID NANNY TO CHANGE HIS JANORMASS DIAPERS? GAWDDAMMIT! THIS IS A GROWN MAN’S GAME! CUT THIS LOSER ALREADY!

    —–

    Exactly. Everyone else’s franchise QB can be up and ready after one season. But Davis has to find more excuses and ways to try to not look bad. That’s all it is, Davis after having put both feet and legs in his mouth with “get ovah it” and “everyone thought he would be the overweight guy, the lazy guy, but he isnt, hes a great playah”….after all that, all he cares about is trying to save his own face. The thing is, a normal GM who drafts a bust has to wear the consequences (gets fired) so they try to find ways to make their investment work. But Davis is GM/Owner, never can get fired, so he should be more free to just cut the guy and not worry about wearing it. Except, it seems Davis cares too much about public perception, his own image, as the motivation for protecting his bust-projects.

  • RaiderDebo

    30 year raider Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    # RaiderDebo Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    30 year raider Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 2:47 pm
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    Went that route with Garcia. Didn’t go so well. I could live with it, but I really like the group we have. We need to keep the focus on improving the OL and receivers.
    #############################################

    thats the bottom line guys up front need to susstain blocks guys that lineup outside need to catch the ball.. pretty basic
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    I really don’t think we have to go too crazy to fix the OL. The group played well in the 1st and 2nd games. Should have won both of them. But it fell apart so quickly after losing Gallery and then Green. I’m not convinced we have to address it at no. 8. I think the key for us is a possible starter at RT and depth at guard. WR is the position that really scares me.
    ##########################################

    as far as the line i totally agree with you…we had major injuries last year… i dont know how you feel about bringing in a kevin mawae to anchor the middle… some yo yo on here said he was a reject i could have sworn the guy was all pro???? we signed barnes for a reason to0 play rt tackle… i really like Pouncey he can play guard or center…
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    The idea of bringing in Mawae and drafting Pouncey is a good one. Satele got slapped around a lot last year. Pouncey could step in at guard and take over at center in 2011 or 2012. Mawae is still a damn good player. I read someplace that the reason he’s not getting more action is because he has a reputation as a locker room lawyer. Al could probably care less about that. We can find a RT prospect in the 3rd or 4th round. Barnes may be able to handle it with a full offseason of work, but after the Jet game last year, I have my doubts. Either way, it would add competition and depth. I’m not one of those guys that thinks it’s all about the QB. If we fix this line and our WRs can start making plays like other WRs around the league, our QB will be fine.

  • RaiderDebo

    Atogwe in reported McNabb offer too
    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 24, 2010 6:00 PM ET
    The Rams’ reported offer for Donovan McNabb includes a rather-nice addition to the team’s No. 33 overall pick.

    Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Rams have offered the first pick of the second round and safety O.J. Atogwe, who is currently an unsigned restricted free agent.

    McNabb is reportedly open to joining the Rams, but not heading to Buffalo or Oakland.

    Then again, the whole thing could be nothing more than posturing.

    A Rams source told PFT’s Mike Florio that there is “zero truth” to the team’s reported interest in McNabb.

    So someone is lying. Either McLane’s sources are trying to scare up a trade market for McNabb or the Rams source is trying to buy time and keep other teams away.

    We’ll find out who is telling the truth soon enough.
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    If this is true, Philly has to take this deal.

  • 30 year raider

    they would be stupid not to..

  • http://www.wix.com/GGEden/ggeden GG

    Richochet Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    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

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

    Put me down for Jason Pierre-Paul

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  • Seymour Bush

    # GG Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Richochet Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    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

    ####################################
    Put me down for Jason Pierre-Paul
    ==============================================

    Problem is wack-o is just going to put down whoever he wants or change who you say. He is a liar and a thief. Have someone reputable do it.

  • DKnight007

    Deal a 3rd Rounder and Thomas Howard for McNabb!

    Or deal a 3rd Rounder, T Howard, and one of the two 5ths for McNabb and the Eagles and 4th Rounder.

    After dealing for McNabb….the Raiders need to TRADE DOWN out of that #8 pick and acquire more picks!

  • DKnight007

    RaiderDebo Says:
    March 24th, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    Atogwe in reported McNabb offer too
    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 24, 2010 6:00 PM ET
    The Rams’ reported offer for Donovan McNabb includes a rather-nice addition to the team’s No. 33 overall pick.

    Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Rams have offered the first pick of the second round and safety O.J. Atogwe, who is currently an unsigned restricted free agent.

    McNabb is reportedly open to joining the Rams, but not heading to Buffalo or Oakland.

    Then again, the whole thing could be nothing more than posturing.

    A Rams source told PFT’s Mike Florio that there is “zero truth” to the team’s reported interest in McNabb.

    So someone is lying. Either McLane’s sources are trying to scare up a trade market for McNabb or the Rams source is trying to buy time and keep other teams away.

    We’ll find out who is telling the truth soon enough.
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    If this is true, Philly has to take this deal.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    McNabb would be okay with joining the Lambs ahead of the Raiders??

    I know the Raiders are in bad shape but the Lambs are waaaaaaay worse than the Raiders right now.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    You make the deal for Donavan McNabb. He’s a good QB and he’s what 33. He could fit in like Gannon did. Give the Raiders 3 to 5 years of good football and bring some professionalism to this sad, sorry organization.

    Trade the 2nd round and 3rd round picks to get McNabb.

    With McNabb on board, the offense becomes legit. McNabb will have a tight end to throw to and Schilens to throw to.

    Remember, McNabb put up some of his best numbers with a starting receiving corps that had guys like Freddie Mitchell, Todd Pinkston, Reggie Brown and Kevin Curtis. If he can points on the board with guys like that…he should be able to make things work with Murphy, Schilens, JLH and Miller.

    YOu make this move…its the only chance this franchise has to win now.

    Then you bring in Dan Williams to shore up the run defense and we are ready for some ball

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    LOL. Now Tony Washington’s my guy? What happened to Tebow, idiots?

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    GG, as usual, you nailed it.

  • JB

    Here’s my pick
    Rd.1 (trade up) Nadamukong Suh-DT, Nebraska(6′4″, 307)
    Rd.2 Maurkice Pouncey-C, Florida(6′5″,304)
    Rd.3 Donald Butler-MLB, Washington(6′1″,245)
    Rd.5A Tony Washington-OT, Abilene Christian(6′8″,311)
    Rd.5B Mitch Petrus-OG, Arkansas(6′3″,310)
    Rd.6 Myron Lewis-CB, Vanderbuilt(6′2″,203)
    Rd.7A John Conner-FB, Kentucky(5′11″,246)
    Rd.7B Deji Karim-RB, Southern Illinois(5′9″,209)
    Rd.7C LaMarcus Coker-RB, Hampton(5′10″.205)

    Des Bryant (6′5″,290) adds 40# of bulk & muscle to play NT. Suh lines up to him at DT. Seymour & Kelly play DE on 1st & 2nd downs. Shaughanesy comes in at LDE on passing plays. The linebackers consist of Scott (SSLB), Butler (MLB) & Wimbley (WSLB). Corners are Asomugha & CJ. Safeties are Huff & Branch.

    To me, this lineup could achieve a top 5D ranking. With the above draft, the only thing we really lack is a complete QB.

  • http://CableBumaye 909RaiderLifer

    Turns out the newbie at my wife’s job was a cousin of the late, great Lyle Alzado…..

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    It’s too bad Al didn’t show up to the owners meeting to propose spotting the Raiders 7 points every game. Most of the owners would have gone along with that just to bring up their t.v. ratings when playing the Raiders.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Getting McNabb is the only way Al Davis can save face for drafting and ruining JaDavis.

    By getting McNabb and quietly moving JaDavis to the side, Al gets a good QB to win now and move JaDavis off the roster.

    2nd and a 3rd……McNabb would be the Gannon of this decade and McNabb can throw down the field.

    Let Hue Jackson work the offense free from interference from Davis and that awful coach cable.

  • Raiders4eve

    I said this in January, Mcnabb this franchise needs, if we get him, we getting an icon, one of the best QBs in this league. We could focus on our OL and spread our offense to fit Mcnabb’s strengthen. DMAC would instantly become Westbrook. Our defense would improve, to be honest, I dont mind giving up a first for top 10 QB in this league. Make it happen AL.

  • SATANFEARS ALDAVIS

    traitor , i thought i banned u from this room …

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    I saw something somewhere about Lyle’s son. He’s active with anti steroids campaigns, etc. I think he’s a sports trainer.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    “traitor”. lol. You can’t be serious.