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PFT: Raiders sign DT Alford

Jay Alford, a former third-round draft pick by the New York Giants, has signed with the Raiders, according to Profootballtalk.com

Alford’s position coach with the Giants is Raiders defensive line coach Mike Waufle. His signature play was a 10-yard sack of Tom Brady with 19 seconds to play in Super Bowl XLII, helping to secure a 17-14 win over the previous unbeaten Patriots. He spent last season on injured reserve following knee surgery. He was also the snapper for field goals and extra points as a rookie.

Bryant has been out with an elbow injury but was back at practice Monday.

Assuming this report is correct, will be interesting to see during open locker room who is missing. Alford would be the first member of the 53-man roster who wasn’t with the Raiders when training camp began.

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  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    JaDavis is gone folks.

    No point in bringing up that guy anymore.

    Blame the folks that forced the Purple Dranking fool on the field despite his open indifference for the job.

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

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    # Thec07 Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    BigTed707 Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 9:42 am
    # Thec07 Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Figgs and MILLER not listed as WR’s on the Riaders Depth Chart…..
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    Got ‘em on Special Teams

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    Year I saw they were on special teams but nit as WR’s…
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    Interesting… Sam Williams is also not listed on the Depth Chart… He’s just a ST guy too.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Sam Williams is also not listed on the Depth Chart…

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    Ted: he’ll be back after we trade #53 for a 6th rounder

  • RNOraiderFan

    You would be the only GM/Coach in history to have the FS, 17yds from the LOS, calling audibles based on line reads and assuring DL are aligned properly while maintaining gap responibility… and you would do it for about an hour, then they would go back to the MLB and you would go back to your day job.
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    I don’t know if this has been done in the NFL. But I seen it done in the XFL. The Vegas Outlaws had thier S calling the D. My day job is coaching H/S football and we use the smartest kid on the field calling auds regaudless of position. Been doing it for ten years now, my job is safe, thanks.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Getting rid of Condo would be foolish.

    This team does not need anymore issues.

    You have the highest paid kicker and punter in the league.

    Might as well give them the highest paid snapper too.

    Its like putting worn out balding tires on a high performance sports car.

    Instead of fixing sometning that’s not broken…how about dealing with this run defense.

  • Carl Weathers

    One of the worst run defenses over the last 7 years.

    Instead of looking at film about what they did wrong, they should really start looking at who does it right!

  • bcz24

    The real question of the day is… How is there no Roster update to Madden 11 after final cut down day.

  • RNOraiderFan

    To me it seemed like SF’s game plan was to attack McClain. It seemed to be working. The kid needs to step up.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    I would just as well see the MLB call the plays…like every other team does and have that MLB put his shoulders into the running back at or behind the LOS,

    Not having to do blame Michael Huff or Hiram Eugene for not stopping a 225 pound running back coming fullspeed unabated

    Does anyone find it upsetting that Tyvon Branch was one of the top 10 tacklers in the NFL last year…or Gibril Wilson before him.

    That doggone line better man up!

  • RNOraiderFan

    Did I read that this new DT also is a long snapper?

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

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    # TheyCallMeAssassin Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Here’s the thing. Good run defense or not, CJ’s going to get his yards. He did it all last season so there’s no reason to think that he won’t do it here.

    But even last season, CJ’s yards alone weren’t enough to win consistently. It’s going to be up to the Raiders to make the Titans, Vince Young in particualar, take some chances to win.

    If the Raiders can win the turnover battle, that’s going to be a big part of it. They need to play smart on offense. Control the ball. If they can dominate in time of possession, it’ll give the Titans less time to run the ball.

    Avoid turnovers, minimize 3-and-outs, and stop the Titans from getting good field position to begin their drives. Do that and the Raiders have a very good shot to take this one.

    I think the defense would do well to leave a spy on Vince Young, because if he doesn’t see anywhere to throw it he’s going to try to run it.
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    Right On!
    Raiders 1-0

  • bcz24

    I don’t know if this has been done in the NFL. But I seen it done in the XFL. The Vegas Outlaws had thier S calling the D. My day job is coaching H/S football and we use the smartest kid on the field calling auds regaudless of position. Been doing it for ten years now, my job is safe, thanks.
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    Worked well for the XFL… they lasted one year. We did a lot of things in HS football that worked very well, still doesnt translate to the NFL. The spread offense will score ya 100pts in a HS football game… It wont even get you on the practice squad of an NFL team. No insult meant to you man, but the NFL has been around a long time, and if it were feasible for the FS to be calling the defense SOMEONE would be doing it.

  • RNOraiderFan

    The thing is that Wilson also got a butt load of tackles when he played for NY. Some S’s just play the run better then some others.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    RNOraiderFan Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 10:16 am
    To me it seemed like SF’s game plan was to attack McClain. It seemed to be working. The kid needs to step up.
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    Yup…but he’s a rookie and needs some time.

    HOpefully Tommy Kelly and Richard Seymour are keeping the O-Line busy so McClain can fly around the field like willis was.

    Linebackers flying around the field…..not getting mauled and abused by guards in the 2nd level.

    McClain’s success or failure rides on the D-Line…

  • RNOraiderFan

    The XFL lasted one year because of the league not the players or the coaches. It was still football, your missing the point.

  • RaiderRockstar

    S&B: guys blaming a safety for a poor run defense are simply highlite junkies. ignore the trenches and see a guy 1-on-1 with a RB and the RB goes the distance … does anybody understand the game of football?

    I’m not a coach, but I can see that it takes 11 guys to stop the run with the front seven being the most responsible

  • bcz24

    If thats all you took from my post that sadly it is you who missed the point.

  • Thec07

    McClain’s success or failure rides on the D-Line…
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    Truth…

  • RNOraiderFan

    The problem I see with McClain is he is not flying around. He seems to be in his stance thinking and waiting for the play to come to him. I hope this is just a case of a rookie over thinking so he dosn’t mess up. With time the instincts should take over, SHOULD!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    BigTed707 Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 10:17 am
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    # TheyCallMeAssassin Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Here’s the thing. Good run defense or not, CJ’s going to get his yards. He did it all last season so there’s no reason to think that he won’t do it here.

    But even last season, CJ’s yards alone weren’t enough to win consistently. It’s going to be up to the Raiders to make the Titans, Vince Young in particualar, take some chances to win.

    If the Raiders can win the turnover battle, that’s going to be a big part of it. They need to play smart on offense. Control the ball. If they can dominate in time of possession, it’ll give the Titans less time to run the ball.

    Avoid turnovers, minimize 3-and-outs, and stop the Titans from getting good field position to begin their drives. Do that and the Raiders have a very good shot to take this one.

    I think the defense would do well to leave a spy on Vince Young, because if he doesn’t see anywhere to throw it he’s going to try to run it.
    _____________________
    Right On!
    Raiders 1-0
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    The Raiders need to contain C.J…sure he’ll get some yards…but 60 and 80 yard sprints to the end zone are unacceptable…I don’t care who’s running the football.

    Give up one or two of those a game and you are going to lose more than you win.

    The Raidrs have to go in there DETERMINED to stop the run. Not just HOPING they stop it or being satsified with plodding efforts because everyone is seeking out QB sacks on every play

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    ….You have the highest paid kicker and punter in the league.

    Might as well give them the highest paid snapper too.

    Its like putting worn out balding tires on a high performance sports car.
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    Hey, that analogy fits the fact that Tom Cable is our HC too! Talk about worn out balding tires…20-55 as a HC!

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post

  • RNOraiderFan

    No I see your point Bcz, I’m just saying it has been done with success. The Raiders biggest problem is with stopping the run not the pass. I don’t want a rookie MLB messing with a good pass D. Just let the kid focus on the RB and start there.

  • bcz24

    I didnt blame Huff for Forte’s 89yd run… only the last 59. He made a half assed attempt and got burned. I know MY coaches ALWAYS taught me angle of pursuit. If Huff even got an arm on Forte it would have slowed him up enough for Tyvon to catch him. We know our 3rd string Dlineman got blown up on that play, and RoMac got taken out by a very good (center I think). No excuses. Huff should have watched forte get tackled after a 3yd run… fact is just because its NOT Huffs fault that Forte broke free into the secondary doesnt negate his responsiblity to be the last line of defense.

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  • Vinous

    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 saying for a while that Condo was not worth his slot on the 53.

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    Until Janikowski starts missing FGs and the you will blame the kicker…and say he never was worth the 1st rd draft choice. Condo also gets down the field well and can tackle as he was a former LB. He is important to the kicking game!