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Raiders live chat with Jerry McDonald today at noon

By Jon Becker
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 9:05 am in Live chats, Oakland Raiders.

Join our Raiders live chat today at noon PST and get Jerry McDonald’s views on the Donovan McNabb trade rumors as well as any other Raiders questions.

This chat sponsored by McDonald’s:

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  • jhill

    This team isn’t ready to be a great defense, they are too predictable and uncreatinve to be a great defense.

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    I thought our defense towards the end of the year was NOT predictable at all. Well in a traditional Raider sense that is. Blitzes and zone coverage were everywhere. I thought Marshall did a pretty good job, and I really look forward to seeing this defense in year 2.

    The 3 safety look with Mitchell on the field attacking the LOS was NICE! Wimbley, Scott, and Mitchell all attacking???? Not predictable at all, IMO.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Al Davis’s offense only has 6 plays, AIG, so that shouldn’t be a problem.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    aig Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:06 pm
    SnB,

    It does help to have a QB back there that at least know the play. However, it doesnt matter who the heck is back there if the opposing team arrives at the same time as the QB completes his drop step.
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    AIG, I hear you. But one thing this McNabb thing, and the comments by posters here has taught me is how low the bar is at QB.

    There is no logical reason to expect a Gradkowski to be a top15 QB….or top 20

    Its just hope and prayer…2 games can’t be the difference.

    Somehow, someway…the Raiders have to ratchet up the standards of the QB position away from these fringe guys and burnouts.

    It bothers me that Al Davis has developed a QB in 35 years….

    That’s why I am huge on the defense…a tough defense gives us a chance.

    Today, without a REAL QB, we dont’ stand a realistic chance…that’s been the consistent theme these last 7 or 8 years…and the 10 before Gannon

  • severeraiderz

    My preference this draft:

    Rd.1: Rolando McClain ILB- The definiton of a coach on the field. Nick Saban, a defensive guru, has stated that he is one of the best players and pro prospects that he has ever coached. Is stout against the run, called the defense on the field, great football IQ, consistently takes the proper angles, great form tackler, can deliver the big hit, great work ethic, sheds blockers, uses hands well, excelled against elite competition.

    Rd.2: Bruce Campbell OT- Surprise!!! With players like Williams, Davis, Okung, Bulaga, Pouncey, and Iutapi all OL and all ranked ahead of Campbell, and you may even be able to add Ducasse to that list at either OT or OG i feel teams looking at Bruce’s tape may opt to look elsewhere. This is just the team for Bruce to come to, he should be able to acclimate to the Hybrid ZBS power blocking system i believe we are implementing and Cable will pay special attention to him. He has extremely long arms and fantastic athleticism. Has not only weight room strength but functional strength, with outstanding “feet’ for a lineman.

    Rd.3: Cam Thomas DT- I think this guy is highly undervalued. He is a great run defender and has fantastic athleticism for someone that is 6’4″ 330lbs. Able to take on multiple blockers, is a good bull rusher, and plays with a chip on his shoulder. Had a good Senior Bowl week but not a lot of game tape to validate him as a better prospect. Has long arms and will command a double team on size alone. Can play in a 3-4 or 4-3 in the event we have a DE with their hand off the ground. With some consistency could be a real steal.

  • jhill

    SnB …

    Up for some “film” review?

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Vegas, we don’t score more points til we get an NFL O-Line, period!

  • severeraiderz

    aig Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:06 pm
    SnB,

    It does help to have a QB back there that at least know the play. However, it doesnt matter who the heck is back there if the opposing team arrives at the same time as the QB completes his drop step.

    …………………………….

    It would help if the QB completed their drop in less than five seconds.

  • aig

    SnB,

    here you drag me into McNabb again….

    I have been thinking seriously about McNabb and here is the picture I have in mind….

    Last year, he was not able to make adjustments against our pass rush. He struggled because he didnt have time and he got sacked a bunch of times.

    Now, imagine him behind our current Oline, it aint going to get any better.

    Yes the bar is low but it’s because of losing for 7 straight years. We are the laughinstock of the league now. Reality sucks. Hopefully Al finally addresses the lines this year.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Sev, we would of gone to the Super Bowl with 5 seconds, lmfao!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    860,

    My thoughts are aligned with yours on post 500.

    The old Raiders were not this. On the contrary, they were very physical…and on defense…they weren’t all these speed demons….you had football players that intimidated and played physical.

    This stuff we have here is hard to win with unless you have the Colts offense…and for all their efforts they still only have 1 ring

  • severeraiderz

    SNB

    With Grads at QB our only hope is to hold every opponent under 17 points and have at least 2 takeaways and 3 very good returns a game.

    With Jamarcus, unless he has drastically improved, there is no hope.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    severeraiderz Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    My preference this draft:

    Rd.3: Cam Thomas DT- I think this guy is highly undervalued. He is a great run defender and has fantastic athleticism for someone that is 6′4″ 330lbs. Able to take on multiple blockers, is a good bull rusher, and plays with a chip on his shoulder. Had a good Senior Bowl week but not a lot of game tape to validate him as a better prospect. Has long arms and will command a double team on size alone. Can play in a 3-4 or 4-3 in the event we have a DE with their hand off the ground. With some consistency could be a real steal.
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    He’s not undervalued. This league is starved for NTs….Look at all the guys that got franchised or got very lucrative deals.

    If this guy is a beast, he’s a 1st round pick.

    He’s no better than any other 3rd round pick.

    It just shows that the priority in Oakland remains on the “Back 7″ and not on building the lines

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    SnB, look at the Colts O-line, nuff said, Night all! Late here, up at 4 am! Raiders!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    jhill Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:10 pm
    SnB …

    Up for some “film” review?
    =======================================================
    Maybe later this week….I’ve seen plenty of runs around the corner, bad angles for Morrison, and softness up the middle….I am sure we would end in stalemate again.

    But here are a couple of facts.

    Gerard Warren and Terdell Sands sit home

    Kirk Morrison sits unclaimed with a modest 3rd round tender.

    Something is wrong…..the offense is broken….we need to fix this defense

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    860Todd Christensen Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    SnB, look at the Colts O-line, nuff said, Night all! Late here, up at 4 am! Raiders!
    ======================================================
    Peyton covers a lot of sins. The Left TAckle position there is an area of concern

  • severeraiderz

    aig Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    …….Last year, he was not able to make adjustments against our pass rush. He struggled because he didnt have time and he got sacked a bunch of times.

    ******************************************

    Last year teams basically knew that the Eagles would abandon the run very early and rely completely on their passing game.

    We were able to get so much pressure on Mcnabb because we didnt have to guess was it pass or run, we already knew.

    Mcnabb was able to take his team to the playoffs with virtually no running game, a rookie reciever, a second year reciever, and Jason Avant.

    This is the same QB that made Kevin Curtis look like the man, he is a leade and will hold plyers accountable.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    severeraiderz Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    SNB

    With Grads at QB our only hope is to hold every opponent under 17 points and have at least 2 takeaways and 3 very good returns a game.

    With Jamarcus, unless he has drastically improved, there is no hope.
    ====================================================
    The standards in Oakland for QB play is at an all-time low.

    Could you imagine any team standing tall with these two going into the season?

    The Raiders have managed to have the worst QB grouping in the NFL.

    Think about most likely. Most likely our offense will struggle throwing the ball…our leading receiver with 30 catches…and a team at the bottom in scoring.

    So we better stop the run on defense

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    THank goodness Dez Bryant ran a 4.55

  • jhill

    Warren was cut because of his salary and age. Not to mention the young guy behind him Bryant. We don’t play the 3-4 man.

    Tell me the name of the boss NT that plays for NO or Indy?

    In fact, how did the 4-3 NT Haynesworth work out for Washington? They are picking ahead of us!

    Give me a 4-3 NT you would like to have on our squad SnB?

  • severeraiderz

    SNB

    If this guy is a beast, he’s a 1st round pick.

    …………………

    Plenty of guys that are beasts that wont be first or second round picks, Mike Williams immediately comes to mind. Darryl Clark is someone else that is a beast that will fall through the cracks and be a damned good player. Troy Smith was my number one QB the year he came out and besides Kolb there isnt a QB in that class that i would take over him right now. Your ability to be a good football player and where you are projected dont always synchronize; see Jamarcus Russell

  • DKnight007

    # RaiderLen Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Whatever MR.

    So the “Racists” are going to lauch a Civil war by Bombing unsuspecting innocent Civilians.

    And Obama will be the last President because of it.

    Got it.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Yeah….and then the white racist right wing militia groups will try and blame their terrorist act on Muslim extremists.

  • DKnight007

    # SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    THank goodness Dez Bryant ran a 4.55

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Yeah, thank goodness…..cause he will just wind up being more productive his rookie year than DHB was and will wind up being a better pro as well.

    Sheesh….

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    People who warned of middle eastern terrorism in the ’90s were brushed aside, too. The dismissive attitude toward white, American homegrown terrorists today is the exact same as that of middle eastern terrorists before 9/11. And, remember, white, right wing terrorists have already hit. Oklahoma. ’95. And that was because they didn’t like a white liberal president. Look out.

  • Sweep The Leg.

    If you want to know why we need McNabb, watch the video on youtube called “from nfl quarterback to MAMGA king”.

    It shows Jamarcus getting ready for some parade in his hometown.

    It involves a plush velvet, “royal” robe, an idiot reporter, and the further murdering of the English language by our “college educated” QB.

    Yeah, you read that right, ALL HAIL KING JAMARCUS!.

    Pardon me now while I go and vomit.

  • aig

    Severe,

    You are missing the point. it’s not about the Eagles. The point is our current Raider Oline SUCKS. Unless we improve our current line and I dont see any light at the end of that tunnel, McNabb or Favre will not do anythign here.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    The Raiders consistently get poor QB play regardless of the QB.

    Gannon/Gruden excepted, they ran the West Coast Offense.

    Soon as they left Al went back to his old offense. It’s just doesn’t provide good QB play.

    Deep patterns and straight drops.

  • severeraiderz

    I remember when the signing of Jamarcus was being delayed reportedly because Al wanted certain perfomance and behavioral clauses in the contract that Russell and his agent wouldn’t go for. Many blamed Al, if those reports were true looks like the old man was right. Oh well I wanted CJ in the first and Troy Smith in the 3rd anyway lol

  • DKnight007

    severeraiderz Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    aig Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    …….Last year, he was not able to make adjustments against our pass rush. He struggled because he didnt have time and he got sacked a bunch of times.

    ******************************************

    Last year teams basically knew that the Eagles would abandon the run very early and rely completely on their passing game.

    We were able to get so much pressure on Mcnabb because we didnt have to guess was it pass or run, we already knew.

    Mcnabb was able to take his team to the playoffs with virtually no running game, a rookie reciever, a second year reciever, and Jason Avant.

    This is the same QB that made Kevin Curtis look like the man, he is a leade and will hold plyers accountable

    ^^^^^^^^
    Imagine McNabb with a good solid running game behind him.

    Deadly….and the Oakland offense would be significantly better than what we have seen the last 3 years without a doubt.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Notice how Al does everything the opposite of what he did when we last won?

  • 30 year raider

    # SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    jhill Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:10 pm
    SnB …

    Up for some “film” review?
    =======================================================
    Maybe later this week….I’ve seen plenty of runs around the corner, bad angles for Morrison, and softness up the middle….I am sure we would end in stalemate again.

    But here are a couple of facts.

    Gerard Warren and Terdell Sands sit home

    Kirk Morrison sits unclaimed with a modest 3rd round tender.

    Something is wrong…..the offense is broken….we need to fix this defense
    ##############################################

    i said that all night last night!!!
    IF, IF, IF we get donovan then the offensive line must be addressed thru free agency. period! you cannot draft a ot in rd1 and expect him to protect mcnabb. i can only imagine that if a deal is going down and hue jackson has talked to his cousin about this that those are some of parameters that must be met if this deal is gonna happen…there are plenty of good free agent lineman out there who are much better than the guys we have now… kevin mawae, bobbi williams, marcus mcneill, just to name a few…..like we said last night land the big fish first tho!.. then with our first 2 picks in rd1 & rd2 we can address the defense… we need to be able to stop the run a mlb that can go from tackle to tackle and make stops… it must be rolando mcclain..6’4 255lbs smart aggressive football savy… then after that go for a dt… first & foremost tho we need to get this deal done so we can concentrate on FA oline help…

  • aig

    I think Dez will prove to be the best WR in the last 2 drafts. That guy is a younger version of TO and Anquan. He out jumps you, out muscle you, and he got great hands. His 4.55 will not make him a Raider though.

  • severeraiderz

    AIG

    Why not do both??? Draft a legit talent at OT and get McNabb, killing two birds in one off season. Picking up Mcnabb allows us to draft a guy like Tebow or Lefevour in the 3rd and let Hackett work his magic

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Al Davis is a fagg!

  • http://atm Raider O

    LMAO 860. Good luck with that bro.

    Vegas,

    I’m going to become a Rich Monkey!!

  • aig

    Severe,

    I agree. If Al will upgrade our Oline (like a legit NFL line) then i’m all for McNabb. I just dont think he can do both. I hope I am wrong.

  • severeraiderz

    aig Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:36 pm
    I think Dez will prove to be the best WR in the last 2 drafts. That guy is a younger version of TO and Anquan. He out jumps you, out muscle you, and he got great hands. His 4.55 will not make him a Raider though.

    ************************************

    TO is faster than Dez even now lol. The difference between TO/Anquan and Dez is that the former are gym rats and do all that they can to get better. Dez showed up to his own workout for pro scouts, that i believed he delayed, out of shape and labored through some of the drills and didnt complete others.

  • jhill

    You can’t take a guy with a disease that could require him to lose a couple feet of his intestines at any time. Too big of a risk, IMO.

    I’m still waiting for the an example of a 4-3 NT that we need on this squad? What team out there that plays a 4-3 has a 1st rd talent at NT?

    Tommey Kelly, our 3 tech DT, isn’t going anywhere.

  • DKnight007

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Notice how Al does everything the opposite of what he did when we last won?

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Yep….he is a freakin old stubborn weirdo who has divided and alienated the fans of the Raider Nation.

    He is idiotic….

  • aig

    You got a good point.

    I’ll admit I saw him in a lot of games here in the South so my image of him is in FB games. It does make you wonder what the heck is up with his offfield antics.

  • jhill

    Dez showed up to his own workout for pro scouts, that i believed he delayed, out of shape and labored through some of the drills and didnt complete others

    ——————————————————-

    And can you believe the guy forgot his shoes?

    HILARIOUS!

    He’d still be the best WR on our team.

  • severeraiderz

    jhill Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    You can’t take a guy with a disease that could require him to lose a couple feet of his intestines at any time. Too big of a risk, IMO.

    ***********************************

    David Garrard has the same disease and has played just fine with it for a long time.

    Doctors say that as long as he takes his pills, a reported 7 a day, he should be fine and it wont hinder him at all. He also has never missed a college ame because of it and played very well with it actually.

  • jhill

    Picking up Mcnabb allows us to draft a guy like Tebow or Lefevour in the 3rd and let Hackett work his magic

    ——————————————————

    Tebow ????????

    NEVER!

  • jhill

    Severe,

    With OUR luck???

    Too big a risk, IMO.

    Rather take a flyer on Spikes in rd 3 or so. Even Micah Johnson a bit later, or the workout warrior LB who blew up his pro day we were at last week. Forgot his name.

  • SATANFEARS ALDAVIS

    u guys. i had a relapse in my porn addiction .. :( very depressing … fukkin clicked on sum free porn site and it was bad,,, i know i can kick this ..

  • severeraiderz

    Lol, i fell ya but Tebow has a million times the heart of Jamarcus and has positional versatility.

  • DKnight007

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    People who warned of middle eastern terrorism in the ’90s were brushed aside, too. The dismissive attitude toward white, American homegrown terrorists today is the exact same as that of middle eastern terrorists before 9/11. And, remember, white, right wing terrorists have already hit. Oklahoma. ‘95. And that was because they didn’t like a white liberal president. Look out.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Yep…it’s about time the crazy right wing loonies start to show their true colors.

  • SATANFEARS ALDAVIS

    why? in the fukk!! would u get mcnabb then draft a qb in the 3rd ? boy i tell ya, u guys get stupider every day . when we neeed oline and linebackers and a safety and another corner. and a d tackle.

  • severeraiderz

    Feel*

  • SATANFEARS ALDAVIS

    49er spy. get out of here ..

    anyway . this new porn star .. amber cummings.. just ruined my cold turket try. maybe i should just look at victorias secrets mags and itl be like using nicotine patches.

  • jhill

    Tebow is garbage, man.

    Let him be someone else’s project.

    He’s not a better QB prospect than anyone we have on the roster. He’s by far a worse QB than Jamarcus Russell. BY FAR!

    He wouldn’t make the team over Meyers and Miller as a TE.

    He’s not a better “versatile” player the Marcel Reese.

    No way in HECK we draft Tim Tebow, lol.

    Undrafted FA? Not even then.