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Richardson or Houshmandzadeh?

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 at 4:23 pm in Oakland Raiders.

ESPN is reporting the Jets have cut 16-year veteran Tony Richardson, one of the league’s best blocking fullbacks.

Given that the Raiders have only Marcel Reece, a work-in-progress blocker and an excellent receiver, you wonder if they’ll make a run at Richardson.

Richardson has made a living clearing the way for productive running backs _ Marcus Allen, Chester Taylor, Adrian Peterson, Larry Johnson, Thomas Jones _ and the Raiders could use a level head as well as a lead blocker for Darren McFadden, Michael Bush (when healthy) and whoever else lines up in the backfield. It’s something they attempted with Lorenzo Neal last year, only to find Neal was too close to the end of his career before a hamstring tear ended it.

On the other hand, the Raiders could also use an experienced wide receiver. Chaz Schilens will miss the opener and beyond, although no one seems sure exactly how long he’ll be out. They don’t have the veteran who can find open areas, get first downs take some of the pressure off Zach Miller as someone quarterback Jason Campbell completely trusts.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh remains on the open market, although the Raiders have been adamant about developing their young wide receivers.

If you accept the premise it’s unlikely they’d sign both, which would be more beneficial to the 2010 Raiders, Richardson or Houshmandzadeh?

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  • RaiderFanFromJersey

    fat kidd Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 8:06 pm
    yamon figurs is the only player on the depth chart listed at three positions wr/pr/kor why do you want to kill are kick return game by cutting figurs.

    %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

    Listed at 3 pos. Sucks at all three. I Mean, really, what is he good at besides running the 40? TJ had 70+ rec last yr & 900+ yds. Yamon has 3 catches in 3 yrs….C’MON Son! Getdafukouttaherewitdatbull$hit!

  • RNOraiderFan

    Well then, let Dmac try water boy, it worked for Bobby Bouche

  • fat kidd

    MistaBrown Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    Tj hasnt done squat since he went to Seattle.

    Fat Run I thought P Carroll wanted Leinart what happened to that, genius?

    leinart hasnt signed with anyone still could happen.

  • Raiders for life

    MistaBrown you have a good point, I’ll shut up and just read now.

  • MistaBrown

    Fat Runt, you said Leinart would sign with Seattle within minutes because Carroll loves him.

    What happened?

  • RNOraiderFan

    Got to run, next Sunday will be black Sunday in Tenn. Later Nation!

  • TheyCallMeAssassin

    Tj hasnt done squat since he went to Seattle.

    ————-

    And yet, he has double the yardage of the leading Raiders WR for the last two seasons.

  • MistaBrown

    Not saying much Assassin.

  • TheyCallMeAssassin

    Not saying much Assassin.

    ————

    It definitely isn’t. But at the very least it means he can help this team. On the cheap, no less.

  • MistaBrown

    Our offense scored 17 TD’s all last season. Saying Tj has dbl the yardage of one of our guys isnt exactly anything to hang your hat on.

    Im not saying dont sign him but his best days look to be long behind him.

  • Raiders for life

    Sammie has double the yards of our WR’s!!!!!
    Just kidding.

  • Dude

    How would a slow ass old Diva slot reciever help this team? Better question is why does Raider fan think that EVERY available FA should end up in Oakland??? LOL

  • fat kidd

    if you look at yamon figurs stats for four years he dont have any but if you also look at his attempts with other teams it shows two,that too me means he hasnt been given a chance and in my eyes that still makes him a rookie,so i am willing to give him a chance.

  • MistaBrown

    Brilliant!
    You got your education on the back of a Capn Crunch box didnt you?
    ______

    Fat Kidd Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    if you look at yamon figurs stats for four years he dont have any

  • RaiderFanFromJersey

    fat kidd Says:

    i am willing to give him a chance.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    not me!!

  • Dude

    Yamon Figurs is a return guy. Thats it thats all. He wont have 2 catches this year.

  • raiders22

    his worst days are double any of our current wr’s best days. sign him now!

  • MistaBrown

    J Ford = Carlos Francis

  • fat kidd

    what is different now is yamon figurs is wearing the silver and black,when i dont wear silver and black i am just an average guy,but when i put on my silver and black i go outside and tear the bumper off my nieghbors jeep.

  • MistaBrown

    Looks like too many people forgot J Russell was the Qb in 2009. What WR is going to put up #’s with that lump throwing the ball?

    Our WR are not going to hold us back in 2010 it will be the O-line that kills us.

    I dont care about TJ one way or the other but Figurs or Ford wouldn’t be missed.

  • MistaBrown

    LMAO
    This is still funny.
    _______

    Fat Kidd Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    if you look at yamon figurs stats for four years he dont have any

  • kidseven
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ng4yHw2xk&feature=PlayList&p=E565EF0DE2F587FA&playnext= Raider75

    # RNOraiderFan Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    The reason Seattle cut him is because they said he can’t run anymore. It seems alot of WR needy teams are listening to them, Vikings, Dolts, Bengals, Bucs, and even the Raiders.
    …………

    gotta link for this info? not being a d!ck. just would like to read it.

  • Raiders for life

    Shouldn’t Ford have the same chance as JLH? Jocoby is a rookie and JLH has what, 3 yrs? I think we should give Ford a try until about week 4, then yank him if he sucks.

  • TheyCallMeAssassin

    Im not saying dont sign him but his best days look to be long behind him.

    ————

    Absolutely they are, he’d probably only be signed to a one-year contract for the veteran minimum. But really all that matters is that he fits a role in Hue’s offense and can help the Raiders.

  • fat kidd

    tj whohismomma whines in oakland tom cable will randy hanson him!!

  • fat kidd

    Raiders for life Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    Shouldn’t Ford have the same chance as JLH? Jocoby is a rookie and JLH has what, 3 yrs? I think we should give Ford a try until about week 4, then yank him if he sucks.

    ……………….ford seems slower now that he is in the nfl too many burritos.

  • TheyCallMeAssassin

    Ford will get his chance. He’s just still catching up from being injured through a good chunk of camp.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    I like our starting D-line, (Matt Shaughnessy, Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly, Lamarr Houston) however I would prefer to have a traditional nose-tackle than 2 smallish d-tackles.
    John Henderson, brings nothing to the table, he got pushed around all preseason. Desmond Bryant, what? who? Trevor Scott is a situational D lineman, play him against the run and he’s gonna get run over. I see zero depth behind the starting four.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    by the way, a seattle second team d-tackle (73) owned satele every time. No wonder we are playing a small school rookie O tackle at center, satele suks

  • xastrocreepx

    hurry up and buy!

  • Raiders for life

    Sooo, one more question to the guru’s before I go.
    Was Eric Pears worth keeping?

  • TheyCallMeAssassin

    Was Eric Pears worth keeping?

    ———–

    They seem to think that he is. He’s the backup RT (scary) and they use him as an extra blocking TE in some formations.

    I don’t see it, really. Seems like they can pick up almost anyone off the waiver wire and they would do just as good of a job. But he’s got some experience in this scheme and is “versatile” (so he sucks equally at a bunch of different things), which I guess is why he stuck.

  • fat kidd

    Rex Ryan finally tracks down Darrelle Revis
    Posted by Mike Florio on September 5, 2010 11:05 PM ET
    Last week, Jets coach Rex Ryan popped in on cornerback Darrelle Revis at his New Jersey-area residence. Revis wasn’t there.

    The head coach successfully tracked his star defender down in Florida over the weekend, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Mehta says that Ryan and Revis discussed the contractual stalemate between player and team.

    It’s unknown whether either of Revis’ agents were present for the meeting, or whether they knew about or authorized a meeting to occur outside their presence.

    We’ve previously wondered whether Ryan has tried or would try to use some of his considerable political capital to persuade the Jets to give Revis what he wants. If Ryan isn’t merely trying to get Revis to cave, it could be that Ryan is trying to find out exactly what Revis would be willing to take in the hopes of then trying to get the team to give it to him.
    If the jets dont give want he wants Al Davis will!

  • MistaBrown

    Fat Girl who asked you to post NY Jets bull$hit? Who gives a fat phuk what NY is doing!

  • fat kidd

    MistaBrown Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    Fat Girl who asked you to post NY Jets bull$hit? Who gives a fat phuk what NY is doing!

    …………. i apoligize i thought you were gone,i thought i heard the nurse say lights out!

  • Raiders for life

    I’m new here but gotta go try and get my wife drunk. Thanks for all the info.

    Fat biach is kind of mentally ill?

  • fat kidd

    Raiders for life Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    I’m new here but gotta go try and get my wife drunk. Thanks for all the info.

    Fat biach is kind of mentally ill?

    ………………..drinking aint going to make her look any better..

  • Sweep The Leg.

    Raiders for life Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I’m new here but gotta go try and get my wife drunk.
    ==============================================

    That’s called, “loading the dishwasher”.

  • raiders22

    fat kidd Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 8:57 pm
    Raiders for life Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    I’m new here but gotta go try and get my wife drunk. Thanks for all the info.

    Fat biach is kind of mentally ill?

    ………………..drinking aint going to make her look any better..

    ……………………………………………

    burn^

  • fat kidd

    new post

  • djohnnyg

    “Until Big Al backs off….We are a 1975 team”

    —————————————————

    I have been a loyal Raider fan all my life, in fact I take it all way too seriously and have allowed the team to ruin way too many Sundays because of being so upset at them losing. Well maybe not so much losing but the WAY they would lose. Certain games I still haven’t got over. One was a Monday night game against KC during the Bugel regime when McDaniel let some yahoo get ahead of him on 4th down I believe in the final seconds. The other game was when Vermeil went for it on 4th down on a meaningless midseason game and KC pulled it out. I was FURIOUS for days literally. Man, there have actually been so many. I could go on and on, but I will say this-if Al Davis ruins this team by stubbornly instituting this 1970′s crap, and we go double digit losses because of it, I will NOT watch another Raider game until he is dead.

  • RaiderSam

    How much is Housh? – vet minimum?
    How much is Richardson? – vet minimum?

    How much is LeGarrett Blount? – even less

    Do they need any…if not all of them. YES – think Blount wouldnt want to do damage against the team that cut him?

  • Monster 93

    Forget your Tony Richardson wet dream. Here is what Mike Florio says about Jets cutting Richardson:

    Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Richardson could be re-signing as soon as
    this afternoon.

    Many believed that the Jets were simply trying to avoid having to essentially guarantee
    Richardson’s base salary of $855,000 by cutting him before Week One and bringing him
    back immediately thereafter. The truth simply could be that with an influx of three new
    players via waivers on Sunday the Jets had to scramble to decide which player(s) to cut.
    Any players with fewer than four years of service would have been subject to waivers.
    Since Richardson is a vested veteran, he became a free agent. Though other teams may
    have tried to sign him, no one had the ability to “claim” him against his will.

    Our guess (and it’s just a guess) is that the Jets opted not to cut one of their cornerbacks
    before finalizing the Revis agreement — and that one of the six cornerbacks will be
    getting the heave-ho today so that Richardson can be re-signed.

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