By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 7:00 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Tied up with the live blog and Tom Cable press briefing, still waiting for Rolando McClain conference call . . .
– Great common sense pick by Raiders. Unlike last year, where DHB pick was greeted with laughter, most everyone nodded their heads and seemed pretty impressed by selection of McClain.
Cable said McClain had the size of a guard, could defend receivers, and was instrumental in getting Alabama teammates to put defensive tape on discs so they could go over it together.
– Said Raiders are still a 4-3 team, but alluded to the possibility of some “new” wrinkles. Being more multpile, changing things up . . . I like the sound of that.
– Kirk Morrison is now “depth,” but don’t expect on him being a reserve linebacker at 2.51 million this year. He’ll be traded or cut, like Danny Clark/Greg Biekert.
– Someone on the on-line chat says Morrison and Thomas Howard were tweeting up a storm until McClain was picked. Since then . . . crickets.
– Will check in later, back to live blog and other duties . . .
– Hey, wasn’t there at least one person in the local media who had the Raiders taking McClain?