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Cartwright signing official

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 2:13 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders confirmed the signing of running back Rock Cartwright Wednesday on their Web site, adding depth to a thin corps of running backs.

Cartwright was at the facility and will participate in the minicamp this weekend. The Raiders are looking for a third running back to team with Darren McFadden and Michael Bush after cutting Justin Fargas in the offseason. Cartwright has extensive fill-in duty as a member of the Washington Redskins.

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  • SinceFrankYouellField

    Nate:

    One of JR’s biggest problems has been mobility. Too fat to get out of his own way. IF he has “learned his lesson” he shows up and weighs in AT LEAST 30 lbs lighter than he exit physical last year. If not…and he restructures….#2 becomes #3 on the depth chart….at best.

  • The Return of Godliness

    # Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I dont give a damn about Michigan…

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    Stop pretending! GO BLUE!
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    Naw I like Appalachian State better

  • RaiderNate

    Everyone gets a pass except JR..that includes Gallery, Huff, McFadden, Nmandi and many others. Again, JR critisism is well deserved, but all of those players mentioned above sucked ass for their first 2-3-4 years before it clicked(For Nmandi Gallery and Huff anyways).

    The Raiders always have talented player. At some point we as fans have to start wondering when we are going to get a COACHING staff that will allow these players to play to their potential.

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

    How many fumbles did he lose last year? Answer it first then ask your silly question to counter it

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

    So far as A Raider, he fumbles three times as often as either Fargas or Bush. Lost or not lost, he lets the ball go WAY TOO OFTEN!

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    # SteveAlford21 Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    It’s like ashes to ashes and dust to dust… I might leave in a body bag, but never in cuffs.

    So who do you trust, they just not rugged enough, when things get rough, JR’s throwin picks or droppin the ball in the dust.
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    LOL Steve you too funny

  • SinceFrankYouellField

    If I remember correctly, DMAC fumbled 5 and lost 3 last year…..correct???

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

    Naw I like Appalachian State better

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    Then you would know their nickname? Faker.

  • The Return of Godliness

    I just got an email from Steve Corkran…he believes if Henderson leaves NY without a deal that the Raiders will get involved…..He will ask Cable and Waufle on Friday for sure

  • DKnight007

    SD_Raider_619 Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    DKnight, now thats f-in comedy “JaMierda” hahahahaha

    ^^^^^^^
    Yeah I know…incidentally, my boy from SD who is a Raider fans loves calling him that.

    It is fitting! LOL

    I like calling him Juggs Russell but JaMierda is great!

  • Nnamdi21

    Heres the deal Russell may have lazed and eaten himslef out of the League, we’ll see. DMAC may not have produced, Bey was raaaaw but the fact is Davis took alot of high powered offensive weapons and then placed them behind a sub par O line.

    I’d like to see what will happen this year if they can get some help from the O line.

    DMC has looked good on occasion but has been underutilized.

    Then main thing I want to see is TDs on the scoreboard. He takes care of that and we’re in business.

  • RaiderNate

    See…I feel the weight issue is so over-rated. If its all about mobility then Michael Vick would be the best QB in the league. JR has to get the mental game down more than becoming a mobile QB. True if he was a little slimmer, then he could excape the pocket more easily. But I dont thing anyone is calling Patyon, Brady, Brees or Rivers mobile QBs yet they are very successful.

    JR has to become a LEADER and master the mental part of being a QB. He has to want to be the best. He hasn’t shown that AT ALL as of yet..I’m hoping starts to get it.

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    # Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Naw I like Appalachian State better

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

    Then you would know their nickname? Faker.
    *****************************

    Yeah I know their nickname reigns supreme after winning in the small HOUSE a few years ago lol

  • DKnight007

    The Return of Godliness Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    I just got an email from Steve Corkran…he believes if Henderson leaves NY without a deal that the Raiders will get involved…..He will ask Cable and Waufle on Friday for sure

    ^^^^^^^
    I would hope that Cable and Waufle would should be trying to hit up Big Johns agent as we speak and tell him to talk to them before signing with any other team yeah?

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    # Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    How many fumbles did he lose last year? Answer it first then ask your silly question to counter it

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

    So far as A Raider, he fumbles three times as often as either Fargas or Bush. Lost or not lost, he lets the ball go WAY TOO OFTEN!
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    How many has he lost

  • SacRaider

    RaiderNate Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    I feel what your saying Since..but how do we REALLY know JR hasn’t started to work-study-become a teammate? It is possible that he is starting to do these things. Only way to know is to see him perform on the field. His performance will tell it all…not internet rumors. What would be a shame is if everything starts to click for big JR and he shows great improvement on the field..yet we bench him just because we wasn’t prepared LAST year.
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    I think the fact that the only thing cable would say about JR is that he’s here, is the sign that he’s not doing the work/study. Wouldn’t the raiders want to scream it to everyone they could if JR was in there studying? Would Al really go get another QB if his protege was working so hard?

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    # RaiderNate Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    See…I feel the weight issue is so over-rated. If its all about mobility then Michael Vick would be the best QB in the league. JR has to get the mental game down more than becoming a mobile QB. True if he was a little slimmer, then he could excape the pocket more easily. But I dont thing anyone is calling Patyon, Brady, Brees or Rivers mobile QBs yet they are very successful.

    JR has to become a LEADER and master the mental part of being a QB. He has to want to be the best. He hasn’t shown that AT ALL as of yet..I’m hoping starts to get it.
    ************************

    Mufuka was in the slow classes in high school for 3 years!!! He doesnt have a mental

  • SD_Raider_619

    How do you get email from Corkran? thats firme tho

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    # DKnight007 Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    The Return of Godliness Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    I just got an email from Steve Corkran…he believes if Henderson leaves NY without a deal that the Raiders will get involved…..He will ask Cable and Waufle on Friday for sure

    ^^^^^^^
    I would hope that Cable and Waufle would should be trying to hit up Big Johns agent as we speak and tell him to talk to them before signing with any other team yeah?
    **********************

    Hell yes. Our D-unit would terrorize people then. Henderson would help Tommy Kelly out alot

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    # SD_Raider_619 Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    How do you get email from Corkran? thats firme tho
    ***********************

    Just hit the guy up! He is cool like that. He says he likes rational takes….and guess who usually has em? lol

  • SinceFrankYouellField

    I wasn’t so much referring to “mobility” as the ability to escape the pocket as much as I was talking about just the ability to feel pressure and move around in the pocket. He was so big and clumsy last year that he couldn’t move up into the pocket while his tackles held pass rushers around the outside….let alone escape the pocket.

  • SD_Raider_619

    Thats coo RG!!! I am still pissed David White is not followin the Raiders instead with get that foo that looks like porn director from the 80s hahahaaha

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    # Nnamdi21 Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Heres the deal Russell may have lazed and eaten himslef out of the League, we’ll see. DMAC may not have produced, Bey was raaaaw but the fact is Davis took alot of high powered offensive weapons and then placed them behind a sub par O line.

    I’d like to see what will happen this year if they can get some help from the O line.

    DMC has looked good on occasion but has been underutilized.

    Then main thing I want to see is TDs on the scoreboard. He takes care of that and we’re in business.
    **********************

    Actually had the Raiders given him more shots withthe ball the offense would be better. him and bush split duites with Andre Anderson as the 3rd RB….Simple stuff and we win…JC uses PA fakes and kills with Chaz,Murphy,JLH,DHB and Ford….oh yeah and Zach……..BAUCE!

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    # SD_Raider_619 Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Thats coo RG!!! I am still pissed David White is not followin the Raiders instead with get that foo that looks like porn director from the 80s hahahaaha
    ***************************

    David White is a loser……I think he needs more taco Meat on his chest to be a porn director lol

  • DKnight007

    RaiderNate Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    See…I feel the weight issue is so over-rated. If its all about mobility then Michael Vick would be the best QB in the league. JR has to get the mental game down more than becoming a mobile QB. True if he was a little slimmer, then he could excape the pocket more easily. But I dont thing anyone is calling Patyon, Brady, Brees or Rivers mobile QBs yet they are very successful.

    JR has to become a LEADER and master the mental part of being a QB. He has to want to be the best. He hasn’t shown that AT ALL as of yet..I’m hoping starts to get it.

    ^^^^^^^^
    The problem is the lazy azz hasn’t taken the necessary steps to show the coaches, fans and even the old man that he cares enough about the game and wanting to be good to warrant BIG money.

    If the guy is weighing 245-250 and is in the best shape of his life right now and coming in and working with coaches on 5 days a week, then I’m sure it would be a different story.

    If the guy is truly around 290-300 right now, and then that shows he hasn’t taken the necessary steps to show coaches, fans and old man Al that he really gives a damn and that is troubling….

  • The Return of Godliness

    Raiders want a big front 7….which I agree with. Thomas Howard will come in for coverage and maybe to use his speed for Blitzing! I expect him and Scott to split duties this year with Scott going to DE at times

  • SD_Raider_619

    hahahahaha, the only reason i like white because every trainin camp we get better feedback then any other reporter

  • aig

    Steve Corkran—–

    all you need to do is email him. He has his email at the bottom of his articles. I exchange emails with him all the time and he’ll write back even at nite. The guy is great and the only media guy I trust in the Bay Area. When I get the scoop from him, I try to not reveal that it comes from him on here. That way i make sure I am not on his chytt list.

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    DK…………you know like I know, the guy dont care at all

  • chargerschoke

    A lot of you people and even Jerry have memory problems, you can’t blame the raiders losing so much last season all on JaMarcus , a lot of it was due to a makeshift o-line and a poor d-line. JaMarcus had only 3 weapons the first few months he was at the QB helm , that was Louis Murphy, Bush, and Zach Miller. Murphy was raw and didn’t really start to produce until Chaz came back was freed him up more, Bush only got the ball when big money Mcfadden was tired or hurt, Zach was double covered then because teams know he was JaMarcus’s favorite and only option. Once Chaz came back Cable had already decided to pin his earlier losses on JR, sure the other guys produced because they are more experienced than JR and they had more options then, they may get rid of JR but it wasn’t all his fault , I believe if he was somewhere like the jets or bucs or jaguars he would be a much better player due to those teams having decent o-lines, JRs only problem off field is his partying and gambling in casinos other than that he’s a good person just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Good Luck JR

  • Raider Dell

    BRI@N

    That was pretty cool to snap that picture of Coach Jackson and Jason Campbell. You then e-mailed jerry who has banned you for some silly reason. You are a real nice guy. I will forever never doubt your word on the street when you tell us the player movements in your area.

    I salute you and your presence on this blog.

  • DKnight007

    The Return of Godliness Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    # SD_Raider_619 Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Thats coo RG!!! I am still pissed David White is not followin the Raiders instead with get that foo that looks like porn director from the 80s hahahaaha
    ***************************

    David White is a loser……I think he needs more taco Meat on his chest to be a porn director lol

    ^^^^^^^^
    The undoing of David White covering the Raiders was when he went on Chronicle Live telling Papa “his sources” were saying Cable was going to get fired and I remember Papa basically questioning him about “his sources”.

    David White reminds me of the reporter who made crap up on the show The Wire in the final season. LOL

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    # aig Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Steve Corkran—–

    all you need to do is email him. He has his email at the bottom of his articles. I exchange emails with him all the time and he’ll write back even at nite. The guy is great and the only media guy I trust in the Bay Area. When I get the scoop from him, I try to not reveal that it comes from him on here. That way i make sure I am not on his chytt list.
    **************************

    Hey Corkran is cool but hell I must let the Raider brothers know what the deal is…not even corkran knows what Al will do though

  • SD_Raider_619

    I blame the Raider losin ways for the past 7 years on Chucky. We had a 7 years curse pero guess what people its over and look how is turning around!!!!!

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    # DKnight007 Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    The Return of Godliness Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    # SD_Raider_619 Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Thats coo RG!!! I am still pissed David White is not followin the Raiders instead with get that foo that looks like porn director from the 80s hahahaaha
    ***************************

    David White is a loser……I think he needs more taco Meat on his chest to be a porn director lol

    ^^^^^^^^
    The undoing of David White covering the Raiders was when he went on Chronicle Live telling Papa “his sources” were saying Cable was going to get fired and I remember Papa basically questioning him about “his sources”.

    David White reminds me of the reporter who made crap up on the show The Wire in the final season. LOL
    **************************

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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

    DMAC had 5 fumbles in 09, lost 3.

    For his Raider career, he fumbled 8 times in 217 carries for a rate of..

    3.7%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Fargas? 1.2%
    Bush? 1.4%

    DMAC was a fumbler in college and ain’t stopped.

  • SD_Raider_619

    From now on Steve Corkran is the man when it comes to Raider football then!!. Im in!!!

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    # Raider Dell Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    BRI@N

    That was pretty cool to snap that picture of Coach Jackson and Jason Campbell. You then e-mailed jerry who has banned you for some silly reason. You are a real nice guy. I will forever never doubt your word on the street when you tell us the player movements in your area.

    I salute you and your presence on this blog.
    **************************

    Means alot Dell…it really does….gotta catch ya at the games..we bout to kick some ass…all we need is Henderson now…or Hayneswroth

  • aig

    To all those defending DMAC…

    He is a classic tweener. In college he was big enough and fast enough. In the pro’s, he’s not big enough to run over people and not small enough to evade the tackle. He has great straight line speed but his high center of gravity is not enough for lateral quickness. I was hoping he would be the next Marcus Allen but nope.

    Bush runs behind the same line and same coach. Yet Bush had more long runs and success so far. Most Raider fans have to admit that.

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    # Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    DMAC had 5 fumbles in 09, lost 3.

    For his Raider career, he fumbled 8 times in 217 carries for a rate of..

    3.7%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Fargas? 1.2%
    Bush? 1.4%

    DMAC was a fumbler in college and ain’t stopped.
    **************************

    Have we not seen fumblitis cured in the NFL? Thanks

  • DKnight007

    Big John would also bring toughness and leadership to this Raider team! Lets hope it happens!

    Rod Woodson said the other night on NFL Total Access, that he think John Henderson would be a GREAT fit for the Oakland Raiders!

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    # aig Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    To all those defending DMAC…

    He is a classic tweener. In college he was big enough and fast enough. In the pro’s, he’s not big enough to run over people and not small enough to evade the tackle. He has great straight line speed but his high center of gravity is not enough for lateral quickness. I was hoping he would be the next Marcus Allen but nope.

    Bush runs behind the same line and same coach. Yet Bush had more long runs and success so far. Most Raider fans have to admit that.
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    Very true but also we must admit we dont give him enough touches…Ken Stabler’s words mean alot to me and he agrees we should

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    AIG……….the next Mucus Allen? Fugg that piece of trash!!!!

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    # DKnight007 Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Big John would also bring toughness and leadership to this Raider team! Lets hope it happens!

    Rod Woodson said the other night on NFL Total Access, that he think John Henderson would be a GREAT fit for the Oakland Raiders!
    **********************

    BIG JOHN you listening? Rod Woodson is a hall of fame player and knows where you will win….come on where you belong where the people are great and the people at the games will fight for you to the end!!!

  • aig

    ROG

    No one on this earth knows what Al is up to. But Corkran is cool to confirm or deny with me on things that I need to know. Like when Corkran spill the beans on Raider scoop from his inside sources, he will tell me if it’s from Herrera or Taylor or not. That’s important to know for us Raider fans.

  • aig

    ROG,

    do you have the scoop on why Al fcked over Allen? I have never heard the definitive reason for it.

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    You know I use to hate rod due to the 49er thing…but damn she shows all the time he gratitude towards Al…he gets a reprieve from me

  • Raider Dell

    Brie

    I know we can’t agree on everything, but I believe Henderson is out of gas. I read some reports from Jacksonville, and comments from fans and his play has dropped off considerably.

    Do you believe in a second, that Jacksonville would waive him if he could still play. He has been double teamed, beat up, and played at a high level for so long.

    His time has ended to be a dominant DT. If he comes cheap, and he joins the Raiders, he should be limited to a handful of snaps per game. I would like to see a younger DT get his snaps and roll with his unknown play, instead of carring a broken down DT.

  • The Return of Godliness

    # aig Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    ROG,

    do you have the scoop on why Al fcked over Allen? I have never heard the definitive reason for it.
    *********************

    Remember what Al said when they thought Allen was gonna have to testify during OJ trial?

    Allen was screwing everyone’s woman on the team and around LA…….Al warned him and he tthen touched an off limits woman…FUGG Allen…guy has zero character. God bless Al for screwing him

  • aig

    If Al wants to fire up the Raider fan on game day, all he has to do is sign Big John. Then show it live on the trumbotron the moment big John get slapped by the Trainer. That should fire people up. I would love to see that.

  • chargerschoke

    Why are you guys always harping on grabbing other teams trash? It’s getting to be a wasted play, it worked earlier but then it plays out we need young hungry players who want to get pai not some vet who’s only thinking about his retirement and how much he can milk Al out of , not some guy who isn’t willing to hit anymore just soft tackle , we need young guys with fire in their eyes who want to prove themselves!