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Jackson helped get T.J. to Baltimore

It may have been inadvertant, but the glowing endorsement of quarterback Joe Flacco by Raiders offensive coordinator Hue Jackson played into the decision of wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to sign with the Ravens.

“I don’t know if you all know, but me and Hue Jackson have a real good relationship, and Hue used to brag about the guy all the time. Brag about how good of a quarterback he was and his demeanor and his personality, and that’s why I was a little late,” Houshmandzadeh told reporters in Baltimore according to the Baltimore Sun after meeting with Flacco. “We were in there talking a little bit. It always helps when you’ve got a guy that can put the ball where it needs to be.”

Jackson was Flacco’s quarterbacks coach with the Ravens.

The Sun reported Houshmandzadeh chose the Ravens over the Raiders.
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  • bcz24

    Nope, never feel bad for a guy who gets a second chance and makes the same mistakes.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Rockstar,

    Good point on the fact that a nose tackle doesn’t have to be “Fat”….

    I guess with the importance of height/weight/speed in the calculations here…sometimes I just look for a player that doesn’t fit the classic Raider mold for a sign of the decision making.

    You know if Davis really had his way there would be 2 defensive end types in the tackle positions and two converted linebackers on the ends…..with hybrid safety guys manning all 3 linebacker positions.

  • RaiderRockstar

    where they didn’t have a NT, and everyone was just a 290 pound disrupting force.

    That’s Wauffle’s MO.

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    complete bs – agree that Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora, Mathias Kiwanuka & Justin Tuck applied much pressure on opposing QB’s, but to say they didn’t have a nose tackle is false doctrine

    NT is not a glamourous job. they occupy multiple blockers while the DE’s & OLB’s attack (sometimes even the 3 tech)

  • RaiderRockstar

    You know if Davis really had his way there would be 2 defensive end types in the tackle positions and two converted linebackers on the ends…..with hybrid safety guys manning all 3 linebacker positions.

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    LOL!

    so true and every cornerback on the roster would run a sub 4.3 forty

  • Carl Weathers

    Who would feel sorry for Joseph? The guy was a 1st round bust like 10 years ago and keeps getting paychecks…

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raiders LB Thomas Howard donated 31 pairs of football cleats to the San Francisco Brown Bombers Pee Wee squad.

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    maybe after we cut Thomas Howard he can COACH the San Francisco Brown Bombers Pee Wee squad…

  • RaiderRockstar

    nothing from Vittorio Tafur (SF Gate) on DT Jay Alford yet either …

  • Just Fire Baby

    complete bs – agree that Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora, Mathias Kiwanuka & Justin Tuck applied much pressure on opposing QB’s, but to say they didn’t have a nose tackle is false doctrine

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    They didn’t have one guy who was a Vince Wilfork, Sam Adams type of blocker-absorber.

    Sure on different plays, some guys in the middle would take on the two blockers per say, but it was a constant rotation of guys, that just beat their man and penetrated upfield and made plays.

    At times they wouldn’t have a guy over 300 pounds on the whole line, and they stopped the run good enough to win a Super Bowl.

    That’s the approach here. You really think TK is going to go into things looking to just absorb blockers? Didn’t you watch his interview in the 49ers game, he said 0-tech or 3-tech, it’s all the same to him?

  • hwnrdr

    Good Ol’ Vito Tafur…LOL
    So, what is this guy Alford here for? I mean…is Dez hurt really bad? Is it an insurance for Seymour (God I hope not!)? I mean…something happened since last Thursday!!!

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    # hwnrdr Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Good Morning Carl, Rockstar, JFB, and wow!!! Good to see you in here LMN!!!
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    Thanks bro’

  • hwnrdr

    NP LMN…ready for the season to start? I can’t wait til Sunday…

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    JFB,

    If the Raiders didn’t rank last or near last every stinking year against the run….I’d be more open to these other methods.

    The only consistency in Oakland is D-Lineman getting single blocked, O-Lineman mauling linebackers…and the high safety getting juked or just plain run over.

    Week after week after week after week.

    That’s why Marshall talked Davis into getting Houston on the line and having Shaughnessy start opposite….keeping Big John Henderson and developing this Heard kid.

    Raiders aren’t very good with unconventional of late…which has me concerned about Veldheer….so why not try the blocker absorber in the middle.

    Everyone can’t rush the passer on every down.

    Gore and that Bears running back scorched the Raiders.

    And yet the Michael Huff gets all the blame.

    That’s why this team has been ATROCIOUS at stopping the run

  • RaiderRockstar

    You really think TK is going to go into things looking to just absorb blockers? Didn’t you watch his interview in the 49ers game, he said 0-tech or 3-tech, it’s all the same to him?

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    if Kelly is a nose tackle, he needs to eat up blockers and allow other guys to make a play. He needs to fill gaps on the interior D-Line so we don’t have RB’s running untouched up the gut for 5 yards before McClain or Huff miss & get blamed on a 89 yard TD

    TK said it himself in a different interview. It’s all on the D-Line to force Chris Johnson outside so the LB’s & DE’s can clobber him. In that same interview you referred to I think he said “i’m strong enough”

    Cable called Kelly a nose tackle. thats what he is. the Raiders have one under Waufle, just like the Giants did under Waufle

    could the Raiders have a 4 man line of Shaughnessy-Houston-Scott-Groves on occasion? sure. probably in obvious passing situations, but for the most part expect Kelly, Henderson or Alford to be on the field at all times … especially since we ranked 29th against the run last year!

  • Carl Weathers

    Breaking down the D-line:

    Seymour still has gas in the tank and should be solid against the run and pass.

    Kelly is probably in the best shape og his life and it’s also been 2+ years since his knee surgery. Should have his best season.

    Shaugnessy showed a lot of promise last year and will only benefit from Seymour and Kelly in the middle.

    Houston is a big DE rookie that looked good so far but is an unknown.

    Scott is a very good pass rusher, period.

    Bryant takes a beating around here but I feel he is good vs. the pass and run and provides nice depth at DT.

    Henderson has a rep comparable to Sam Adams or Jerry Ball or Grady Jackson. And he’s only 31. On average a DT with his success should have 2 or 3 more good years.

    Wimbley and Groves can also play end.

    Alford is just depth at what should be a strong point for this team.

  • Just Fire Baby

    TK lost 35 pounds, and when asked about the switch to 0-zech from the 3, he said the blocking is pretty much the same and it doesn’t really matter.

    Of course each situation is different, and at times he will be asked to do this. Henderson will be in the game on obvious run downs, and probably with an extra blocker on the line or a TE, so his role will be completely different.

    But first and 10, TK is going to be looking to penetrate and make a play in the backfield, 99% of the time, no matter where he lines up.

  • RaiderRockstar

    They didn’t have one guy who was a Vince Wilfork, Sam Adams type of blocker-absorber.

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    Fred Robbins was the NT in New York. thats a fact

    as stated before: not a Pro Bowler like you’ve brought up, but good enough to get the job done

    just because you haven’t heard of a guy doesn’t mean he isn’t doing his job

  • RaiderRockstar

    TK is going to be looking to penetrate and make a play in the backfield, 99% of the time, no matter where he lines up.

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    so basically – even though Cable is calling Kelly a nose tackle, he’s going to serve as another 3 tech next to Seymour?

    2 UT’s next to eachother = McClain is a bust = awful run defense

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!

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

    Violent Hands Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 3:14 am
    M.Waulfe must know him well it would make sense to cut Condo for him as we are pretty thin on the DL

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    Word. Been sayin for a while that Condo was not worth his slot on the 53.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    DirtyRaccoon Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 12:22 am
    8RaiderReign8 Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    #1 D ain’t happening. I’m being realistic.

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    Really 8, REALY, did you just sat you were being “realistic”? Really, realistic? You just said “If I could have one WISH this season it would be to have a top 7 rushing defense.” Isn’t a wish realy just a fantasy, no matter atainability, or legitimacy? That in it’s self is UNrealistic!

    It’s like badly breaking your Legs, and saying “man I wish I felt better”. NO, you say MAN, I wish my legs wernt broken!

    Maybe you should have just stuck to a simple “Gee Hey there guy’s, um I am hopping that the Oakland RAIDERS defensive run blocking unit is in the top 7 overall standings in the NFL.

    Of course, if you had said that, Norco, MR, KK, 408, Priest, Oakglenn, heck even the Bauce would have ran yer a$$ out so quick ya’d think you were out of you mom’s basement.
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    Word. So wanting the team to have atop 10 run defense is bad? Great. Why don’t you look at the last 4 of your texts. Crap.

  • BigLefty

    T Scott is where he needs to be. He was lost at WLB couldn’t cover, lost contain. The best he looked in pre season was when he was was in the three position.

    Rumor is that Goethel is out for 5 -7 more weeks

    We gave up 3 or 4 big running plays in the preseason (all with RoMac in he game) because the ILB over ran the play. I am not ready to give up on him, but it’s time for him to play as smart as everybody claims he is.