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Preseason schedule; QBs and TMZ

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 2:39 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders will open up with a pair of preseason games on the road at Dallas and Chicago before finishing at home with San Francisco and Seattle.

Only weekends have been assigned so far, with specific days to be added later.

Submitted for your approval (or disapproval), a pair of TMZ links about the Raiders quarterback position.

Although it’s not likely to make the team’s media guide detailing the rich history of the Raiders, chances are its the first time the franchise got a pair of TMZ links within a 24-hour period.

The first includes a picture of JaMarcus Russell at a craps table at the Palms in Las Vegas. The headline? “Heavy Bettor.”

Not a great photo, but it’s hard to see the “significant difference” in Russell’s weight alluded to by Willie Brown.

The second says quarterback Donovan McNabb has no plans on wearing silver and black.

He would “refuse” a trade, according to the report.

While I’m not convinced McNabb will be traded to the Raiders, let’s see if he’ll really threaten to sit out a season with $11.2 million on the line if Al Davis swings the deal.

Chances are it would be similar to the Richard Seymour trade last season. McNabb would sit at a podium with Davis, talk about how he always wanted to be a Raider and refute every report which indicated otherwise.

And thus collect his $6.2 million roster bonus and $5 million salary.

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

    DMAC Says:
    April 1st, 2010 at 11:06 am
    Browns DL Shaun Rogers has been arrested at Hopkins airport in Cleveland while carrying a gun.

    Source: WOIO-TV Cleveland

    +++++++

    Breaking News

    The Oakland Raiders have traded the 39th overall pick in the 2010 draft to the Cleveland Browns for the rights to defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.

  • HairyBush

    If Kirk does officialy go the the Chefs, it will be bittersweet. I think as far as our defense is concerned it is a positive, but he will be missed as far as being a loyal Raider, A Fargas type if you will. Unfortunetley for him he will not be winning any championships anytime soon. Sorry Kirk, at least your getting paid well!

  • DMAC

    Ric,
    you forgot to add JPP to my Al picks.

  • mack-madden

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 1st, 2010 at 10:46 am
    I think Darren McFadden has a better chance of running for 1500 yards this year than JaMarcus Russell does of passing for 3000 yards …
    —————————————————————

    mcfadden would need a 3 year span to run for 1500yds.
    Pending injury ofcourse

  • RaiderRockstar

    SOME HAVE POSTED TWO GUESSES AS TO WHO AL MIGHT PICK..which isn’t a bad idea, considering the scale of things..so feel free to add a second choice, if you’ve got one.

    ***

    Richochet: since you’ve offered, I’ll go ahead and pick Jason Pierre-Paul as my second choice if it’s not Bruce Campbell

    I think Steve Alford is spot on.

    who would be your second choice Ricky ??

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

    Bears release DE Alex Brown….no joke.

  • CJ Legend 34

    ***************Dakota that is BS************

    I resent that statment you made about Coach Cable. You should be ashamed to post garbage like this with out getting the facts straight!!!! It is fans like you who give Raider blogging a bad name. How could you forget to mention “coach beating.” Give credit where credit is due! Get the facts straight!!!!!!
    —————————————————
    Dakota Says:
    April 1st, 2010 at 11:02 am
    The Oakland Raiders have hired a fat slob, wife beating moron that couldn’t game plan his way out of a bathroom and who has a lifetime coaching record of 20-44 as their head coach for 2010!

    April fools!

    oh wait, that one is true….fuk!

  • HairyBush

    mack-madden Says:
    April 1st, 2010 at 11:09 am
    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 1st, 2010 at 10:46 am
    I think Darren McFadden has a better chance of running for 1500 yards this year than JaMarcus Russell does of passing for 3000 yards …
    —————————————————————

    mcfadden would need a 3 year span to run for 1500yds.
    Pending injury ofcourse

    Good point!

  • JB

    Assuming we do pick up a real MLB in the draft, I’d assume that both Morrison & Howard will be back-ups and playing on 3rd down obvious passing downs. In that role they both do fairly well. As I se it, Scott (SSLB), Wimbley (WSLB) & the new MLB, hopefully Donald Butler will be our new run stuffing LB’ing trio.

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

    mack-madden Says:
    April 1st, 2010 at 11:09 am

    mcfadden would need a 3 year span to run for 1500yds.
    Pending injury ofcourse
    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    You are so going on the list!

  • HairyBush

    Alex brown for a reasonable price would be on my radar.

  • RaiderRockstar

    How could you forget to mention “coach beating.” Give credit where credit is due!

    ***

    LOL @ CJ …

  • RaiderRockstar

    LUNCH !!!

  • HairyBush

    Don’t forget to give credit to Cable for being a spot on John Goodman impressionist!

  • http://www.nataliegulbis.com Richochet

    # DMAC Says:
    April 1st, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Ric,
    Add JPP to Al’s possible pick.
    ##########
    #SOME HAVE POSTED TWO GUESSES AS TO WHO AL MIGHT PICK..which isn’t a bad idea, considering the scale of things..so feel free to add a second choice, if you’ve got one.

    *updated*

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

    NOT who you want, but what direction you predict Al is going to go..can make sense, can make no sense whatsoever.

    No guts, no glory.

    Don’t say LATER that you “knew he was going to get him” if you don’t predict it in advance.

    Obviously feel free to change your pick.

    Richochet: Taylor Mays
    RaiderRockStar: Bruce Campbell
    Raider O: Carlos Dunlap
    DMAC: Eric Berry or Jason Pierre-Paul
    RaiderDogg: Bruce Campbell
    SteveAlford: Bruce Campbell or Jason Pierre-Paul
    InonewordRaider: Dan Williams
    Dakota: Taylor Mays
    RaiderNsuede: Joe Haden
    GG: Jason Pierre-Paul
    Buckeyeraider: Bruce Campbell
    Maddenraiderfan: trade up and get Suh
    JHill: Pierre Paul or Iupati
    Just win baby: Bruce Campbell
    909 Raiderlifer: Watdafuk! Whoo
    BoJacks: Maurkice Pouncey
    Big Banana: Bruce Campbell
    Henry Lawrence: Bruce Campbell
    exlaraiderseasonticketholder: Bruce Campbell w/impending PO’ed until June
    Raider E: Dez Bryant
    30 Year Raider: Bruce Campbell
    Mack-madden: Bruce Campbell or Taylor Mays
    Thec07: Mays or Haden, with imminent Claymores set to blow
    Bo Schembechler Jackson: Maurkice Pouncey
    DirtyRaccoon: Bruce Campbell

  • HairyBush

    King Ralph if you will, not so much Walter.

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

    THE RUE THE DAY THEY HATED ON MCFADDEN LIST:

    Lefty12
    Priesttj
    Bo
    Oakglenn
    The Big Banana
    Nnamdi21
    OFL71
    Kirk
    JT
    Raiderduck
    SnB
    Scottish Raider
    los raiders de don rober
    Sweep the leg
    Indiana Raider
    Djohnnyg
    DarthPirate
    JB
    M
    Vegas Raider
    LA to TheBay ( Keeper of the Faith status revoked)
    mack-madden
    Hairy Bush

    THE KEEPERS OF THE FAITH LIST:
    Dakota
    Br1en
    Jhill
    Exla
    r8dr4lfe21
    Dell
    Rockstar
    Up Locomotive Engineer
    AZ Raider2

    NOTE: This list is old, please update your stance on McFadden.

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

    CJ Legend 34,

    I’ll make sure to add that next time. Sorry.

  • DMAC

    Dakota,
    I don’t have the name for nothing.
    KEEPER

  • HairyBush

    Dakota, I don’t hate Mcfadden. I’m not sure if he will be an every down back. My stance is, if used properly he will be kind of like Reggie Bush. Maybe a few more touches than Reggie because he won’t be returning kicks.

  • JB

    Ad will pick Dez Bryant because he can.

  • HairyBush

    I will also say that the injury stuff is fact not opinion.

  • HairyBush

    Dez Bryant= testicular cancer

  • JB

    Dakota

    I don’t hate DMac. I just think he’s not being used correctly. I think he should be a Wes Welker type slot receiver. I don’t ever think he will be consistently effective between the tacklers. He could be a real asset if used correctly.

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

    I put the ceiling on McFadden as an effective change of pace back, with good pass-catching ability.

    That is the peak of the mountain, IMO.

  • edward teach

    Lonetree…

    I beleive that quote is from Woody Hayes.

  • HairyBush

    Vegas-spot on assesment, (just add likely injured for min of 4 games per season)

  • DirtyRaccoon

    Raider O Says:
    April 1st, 2010 at 10:42 am
    Raccoon,

    I’m glad you are feeling better.
    This year will be different! lol

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

    I been saying that for 10 years.

  • http://www.nataliegulbis.com Richochet

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 1st, 2010 at 10:03 am

    SOME HAVE POSTED TWO GUESSES AS TO WHO AL MIGHT PICK..which isn’t a bad idea, considering the scale of things..so feel free to add a second choice, if you’ve got one.

    ***

    Richochet: since you’ve offered, I’ll go ahead and pick Jason Pierre-Paul as my second choice if it’s not Bruce Campbell

    I think Steve Alford is spot on.

    who would be your second choice Ricky ???
    ###########
    Going way out on a limb with my second one…a speed demon that should be available in the later rounds, which means Al might think he’s scooping the world.. Akwasi Owusu-Ansah.
    Makes no sense, which means I’m a shoo-in. :)

    #####################
    #SOME HAVE POSTED TWO GUESSES AS TO WHO AL MIGHT PICK..which isn’t a bad idea, considering the scale of things..so feel free to add a second choice, if you’ve got one.

    *updated*

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

    NOT who you want, but what direction you predict Al is going to go..can make sense, can make no sense whatsoever.

    No guts, no glory.

    Don’t say LATER that you “knew he was going to get him” if you don’t predict it in advance.

    Obviously feel free to change your pick.

    Richochet: Taylor Mays or Akwasi Owusu-Ansah
    RaiderRockStar: Bruce Campbell or Jason Pierre-Paul
    Raider O: Carlos Dunlap
    DMAC: Eric Berry or Jason Pierre-Paul
    RaiderDogg: Bruce Campbell
    SteveAlford: Bruce Campbell or Jason Pierre-Paul
    InonewordRaider: Dan Williams
    Dakota: Taylor Mays
    RaiderNsuede: Joe Haden
    GG: Jason Pierre-Paul
    Buckeyeraider: Bruce Campbell
    Maddenraiderfan: trade up and get Suh
    JHill: Pierre Paul or Iupati
    Just win baby: Bruce Campbell
    909 Raiderlifer: Watdafuk! Whoo
    BoJacks: Maurkice Pouncey
    Big Banana: Bruce Campbell
    Henry Lawrence: Bruce Campbell
    exlaraiderseasonticketholder: Bruce Campbell w/impending PO’ed until June
    Raider E: Dez Bryant
    30 Year Raider: Bruce Campbell
    Mack-madden: Bruce Campbell or Taylor Mays
    Thec07: Mays or Haden, with imminent Claymores set to blow
    Bo Schembechler Jackson: Maurkice Pouncey
    DirtyRaccoon: Bruce Campbell

  • edward teach

    Oh, and Dmac stays. For now.

    I hope the injury thing is just bad luck on his part, because he was very durable at Arkansas and his being banged up has obviously affected his performance here.

    So, maybe he has a better year, health-wise, and we can see what we have. Besides, with the money he makes it’s not like somebody else is going to pick up his contract or anything.

  • http://oaklandtribune.com r8dr4lfe21

    Good almost afternoon Nation, the only Nation.
    Dmac is a good back, i just think he is not suited for the zone blocking system.
    He is an instinctive runner and cannot get to fullspeed if he has to cut back. That takes away his speed, he needs to hit the hole and go as he see’s it.
    Also having a fullback in there with the zone blocking just plugs the hole even more.
    He and Mbush would benifit from a power running attack, like Wheatley and Garner.

  • http://www.nataliegulbis.com Richochet

    # JB Says:
    April 1st, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Ad will pick Dez Bryant because he can.
    ==============

    Is that your pick for the “Player Al will choose” list?

  • http://atm Raider O

    Trade DMAC for a 2nd, and draft J Best with that pick.

  • NorthernD

    Richochet: Taylor Mays or Akwasi Owusu-Ansah
    RaiderRockStar: Bruce Campbell or Jason Pierre-Paul
    Raider O: Carlos Dunlap
    DMAC: Eric Berry or Jason Pierre-Paul
    RaiderDogg: Bruce Campbell
    SteveAlford: Bruce Campbell or Jason Pierre-Paul
    InonewordRaider: Dan Williams
    Dakota: Taylor Mays
    RaiderNsuede: Joe Haden
    GG: Jason Pierre-Paul
    Buckeyeraider: Bruce Campbell
    Maddenraiderfan: trade up and get Suh
    JHill: Pierre Paul or Iupati
    Just win baby: Bruce Campbell
    909 Raiderlifer: Watdafuk! Whoo
    BoJacks: Maurkice Pouncey
    Big Banana: Bruce Campbell
    Henry Lawrence: Bruce Campbell
    exlaraiderseasonticketholder: Bruce Campbell w/impending PO’ed until June
    Raider E: Dez Bryant
    30 Year Raider: Bruce Campbell
    Mack-madden: Bruce Campbell or Taylor Mays
    Thec07: Mays or Haden, with imminent Claymores set to blow
    Bo Schembechler Jackson: Maurkice Pouncey
    DirtyRaccoon: Bruce Campbell
    NorthernD: Trent Williams

  • DMAC

    Trade JaCraptable for a whiffed Luke Lawton block!

  • http://atm Raider O

    Later Gents.

    Al,

    Fire the Fat Monkey, and trade up for SUH.

  • http://oaklandtribune.com r8dr4lfe21

    Cable sucks bad, he has no clue as to how to game plan. Then when his plan goes array, he plays the blame game. Saying Jmac this and that, see Jmac is an easy target by many. All Cable is doing is buying himself another year and another let down.
    My plan would be to get McNabb and coach Reid for our first rounder. Since Reid wants McNabb and the eagles dont, why not? and he is also a GM.

  • bcz24

    AD will re-draft Jamarcus Russell, because he is a GREAT player… so get over it.

  • edward teach

    So. Hue Jackson was hired, in Tom Cable’s words, to “score points”. He is responsible for the offense and performance of same.

    Tom Cable, in addition to “dominating the locker room”, is also responsible for phasing out the ZBS and installing a more power-oriented blocking scheme. (Just my guess; also a theory of mine that this is one of the reasons he was/was not going to be the head coach in 2010. Al said “This is what I want, and you can stay and help implement it or you can pack your bags.”)

    Now, with Fargas gone, there is to be a competition between Bush and Dmac to determine who the “feature back” will be (also Al, in my view).

    Who decides who the starter will be?

  • HairyBush

    I was bored so I made a Raider All star team. My “team” consists of players starting from 1990-present. Keep in mind that the players I selected only had to be on the Raiders for 1 year and not neccasarily had there best years with the Silver n Black. Picture this team when the guys were in there “prime”. Forgive me, Just trying to kill some time.

    QB:Rich Gannon,Jeff Hostettler,Steve Beurline
    RB:Marcus Allen, Bo Jackson, Eric Dickerson, roger Craig, Napolean Kaufman, Charlie Garner
    WR:Jerry Rice, Andre Rison, Tim Brown, Randy Moss
    Line: Guys fron early 2000′s add steve Wisnewski
    TE:Zach Miller
    Cornerbacks:Terry Mcdaniel, Charles woodson, Nnamdi,Eric Allen, Albert Lewis
    Safetys:Rod Woodson,Eric Turner, Eddie Anderson
    D LIne: Howie, Sam Adams
    LB: Winston Moss, Bill Romo
    K:Seabass
    P:Lechler
    KR/PR:Desmond Howard
    LS: John Condo, haha had to throw that in there

    Who am I missing that is worth mentioning?

  • DMAC

    Greg Biekert!!

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

    THE RUE THE DAY THEY HATED ON OR WERE WISHY-WASHY ON MCFADDEN LIST:

    Lefty12
    Priesttj
    Bo
    Oakglenn
    The Big Banana
    Nnamdi21
    OFL71
    Kirk
    JT
    Raiderduck
    SnB
    Scottish Raider
    los raiders de don rober
    Sweep the leg
    Indiana Raider
    Djohnnyg
    DarthPirate
    JB
    M
    Vegas Raider
    LA to TheBay ( Keeper of the Faith status revoked)
    mack-madden
    Hairy Bush

    THE KEEPERS OF THE FAITH LIST:
    Dakota
    Br1en
    Jhill
    Exla
    r8dr4lfe21
    Dell
    Rockstar
    Up Locomotive Engineer
    AZ Raider2
    DMAC

  • hellsbells

    Kennedy

  • DMAC

    Big Chestor!!

  • inonewordraider

    I see Mcfadden as a good weapon if used like Reggie Bush also if we implement some wildcat formations afterall isn’t he the main cog in the origial wildcat o?

    Howards a starter Trevor Scott will be used strickly on passing downs (unless one of our DE’s get’s injured) rushing the passer from WLB or end

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

    Ted Washington!

  • mack-madden

    Dakota

    I HOPE that DMAC proves me wrong.

    I know we don’t use him properly and or O line sucks.

    But that don’t excuse him being caught from behind when he is already 5yds ahead of last defender.

    Or falling down when he sees a defender before getting touched.

    Or his poor vision in the open field not knowing when to strecth the play outside to use his speed on the edge.

    Or him willingly running out of bounds.

    When he does cut back it’s away from the open lane into lore defenders.

    Again. I hope he breaks out this year

    even tho it’s more likely he breaks… Down that is

  • inonewordraider

    DL -Greg Townsend, Ted Washington
    FB -Tom Rathman

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

    THE RUE THE DAY THEY HATED ON OR WERE WISHY-WASHY ON MCFADDEN LIST:

    Lefty12
    Priesttj
    Bo
    Oakglenn
    The Big Banana
    Nnamdi21
    OFL71
    Kirk
    JT
    Raiderduck
    SnB
    Scottish Raider
    los raiders de don rober
    Sweep the leg
    Indiana Raider
    Djohnnyg
    DarthPirate
    JB
    M
    Vegas Raider
    LA to TheBay ( Keeper of the Faith status revoked)
    mack-madden
    Hairy Bush
    inonewordraider
    Br1en
    Jhill
    Exla
    r8dr4lfe21
    Dell
    Rockstar
    Up Locomotive Engineer
    AZ Raider2
    DMAC

    THE KEEPERS OF THE FAITH LIST:
    Dakota-Screw all you haters and wishy-washy Reggie bush analogizers!

  • mack-madden

    U forgot MARQUES TUIASASOPO.

    Does his huskie career count as “in his prime?”