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Raiders live chat today at noon

Join Jerry McDonald for a Raiders live chat today at noon as he breaks down what went wrong against Arizona and what lies ahead Sunday when Houston comes to town.

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  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    The only thing the Chargers have to do with this, is that they’ve beaten us 16 times in a row.

  • beach

    He’s our kicker. Yes, he failed miserably. He needs to get over it. And anybody that boos him before the game Sunday lacks compassion. You have to give him another chance. I’m confident he won’t do this again. If he does it again this season, then he’s gone!

  • Try Some Reality

    Where you going to find a quality coach to work for the Raiders?

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    I wish Davis would bury his ego and go hire Gruden. I really do. Just think of the marketing potential too. You hire the guy, then get a few billboards with his scowl and a caption below that reads “HE’S BAAAAACK!”. Place would be sold out, guaranteed. But Davis would never do it. Not if his life depended on it. So we’re stuck. But, just the same. It doesn’t take a top-flight coach to know that you have to prepare your players. Any schmuck should know that and Cable certainly should. I mean if I’m sitting here making that observation as a fan with no qualifications, an NFL O-line coach certainly should. Pull your head out of your azz Cable!

  • beach

    I think it’s 14 KK. Hey, LT is gone! We’ll worry about that story next week.

  • fat kidd

    its only week three and there is not many undefeated teams left.

  • lefty12

    I know you guys hate Cable,but one of the coaches jobs is to get his team in position to win.Cable did that last game,the players just didn’t execute so we lost.

  • beach

    The Cowboys brought the Texans down to earth. Now it’s the Raiders job to bury them!

  • fat kidd

    RAIDERS 24-TEXANS 20

  • priesttj

    As much as I enjoyed Gruden, we’ve been there and done that. The best coach in the Bay Area of any sport is Jim Harbaugh if we can get him I’m on board all day long. Although Cable is not a great coach if he stays out of the way he can win. We have very good Coordinators IMO. Leave the OLine alone and let them develope at one specific position. And he’ll keep his job.

  • Try Some Reality

    Where did I say I hated Cable? I just said he needed to do a better job of preparing his players. Do you need any more evidence of that than an ill-prepared kicker and the lack of discipline exhibited on the field Sunday? Position to win? Ha! A disciplined team would have made the Cardinals pay for all of their mistakes. But, instead, we out-matched them. We have a ton more talent than that Cardinals team and should have creamed them.

  • fat kidd

    I PREDICT THE CHIEFS WILL REMAIN UNDEFEATED THIS WEEK.

  • beach

    George Blanda was honored at halftime the game when Seabass beat the Jets! George will be looking down on Seabass this Sunday. He will not disappoint.

  • beach

    You’re on the ball, Fat Kidd! And I disagree with Jerry Mac. 24 will win this game on Sunday. This isn’t your “last 7 years Raiders D.”

  • fat kidd

    they are going to do a weekend at bernies thing blanda will be in the owners box!!!!!!!!

  • fat kidd

    they put blanda in the owners box next too al you win a prize if you can pick out the one who kicked the bucket…….

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real GradkowskiRaider

    # KoolKell Says:
    September 28th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    If Al Davis weren’t the GM of the Raiders, I wouldn’t bother with him.

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    Well played.

  • lefty12

    TSR-Sorry,I know you didn’t say it,but most on here do without any justification IMO.Yes,we were in position to win.All we needed was for our PK to make a chip shot FG and we win.The only penalties that really bother me are the false starts,off-sides,and delays-those are STUPID penalties.Most of the other penalties are called at the whim of the officials and we seldom get the benefit of the doubt on those.I was amazed they called the PI on DHB even though it was obvious the guy arm-barred him and impeded his progress all the way down the field.The week before he was interfered with at least 3 times with no call.

  • RaiderDebo

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Cable get canned. It pissed me off when he threw JR under the bus after the season. Very Bush League. To me, he just seems like a guy desperate to keep his job and will make a scapegoat out of anyone he can to do so. We could do a lot better than him in my opinion.

  • Try Some Reality

    I was amazed they called the PI on DHB even though it was obvious the guy arm-barred him and impeded his progress all the way down the field.The week before he was interfered with at least 3 times with no call.

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    Good point there Lefty. Even though we got some calls this past Sunday, I also felt they could have called a lot more. I get the feeling the officials started second-guessing themselves and stopped calling PIs if they were close, instead calling the obvious ones.

  • beach

    You can’t do better than Tom Cable, when the GM is a dictator. Every Raider fan knows that. That’s the price we pay for having a great franchise many moons ago.

  • fat kidd

    the team looks good except for mistakes and penalties that can be corrected,we have talent so all we need is good luck so hire a witch doctor too go out to the 50 yard line with a couple dead chickens and rattle some beads ,dance around a fire and lets start winning.

  • http://www.tube8.com NoLuv4Hoes

    Pito!

  • lefty12

    He didn’t throw the bust under the bus-he(the bust) did that to himself.Many complain because he doesn’t hold the players responsible,yet when he does he is accused of making them scapegoats.If he did that to the players,why do they all say they like the guy,that he is honest with them,and that he is a good coach?

  • fat kidd

    pito chiquito

  • Try Some Reality

    Man, JR deserved what he got. Sorry but that dude has issues. I’m sure Cable was frustrated with the kid’s indifference and got tired of dancing around it. Especially when JR took absolutely no responsibility for himself. I mean, this is the guy that threw his WRs under the bus, remember? Talked about them not making plays for him and all that BS. That’s not a leader. Just the opposite. He needs professional help. It’s good that he got himself a life coach.

  • fat kidd

    i think al davis and his lawyers can help j. russell get his life back in order….

  • RaiderDebo

    TSR,

    You say JR wasn’t a leader, but what about Cable? I’ve never seen a head coach lay the blame for a failed season at the feet of one player, even if it’s true. And in this case, it’s not. There was no consistent running game, rookie WRs, no pass protection, no return game and a garbage defense. Plus Cable brought distractions to the team with the Randy Hanson incident along with the revelations of how he treated his wife and a former girlfriend. Trying to blame JR for not making the playoffs was total BS! I would have fired him within an hour of his making that comment.

  • lefty12

    The bust was supposed to be our savior.We were all rooting for him and wanted him to be successful.The #1 pick who would help turn us around.He let the fans down,he let the team down and he got what he deserved.

  • RaiderDebo

    No one player can turn it around on his own. And as far as I’m concerned, he didn’t let the fans down. He was around all summer and showed up to minicamp ready to fight for his job. It was the Raiders’ decision to cut him for Jason Campbell of all people!

  • lefty12

    The only reason he showed up was so he wouldn’t forfeit his money.Not caring,not taking his job seriously,missing meetings,not studying and learning the playbook,letting his drug use affect his performance,etc.-that is letting his teammates,his boss,and the fans down.If you can’t see that it is only because you don’t want to see it.

  • priesttj

    Debo, trust me on this one if Russell had re-done his contract he would still be here. I have to wonder how badly did he want to be here, He forced the Raiders hand.

    You know how much I supported him, so let me ask you would you have paid him that 5mill?

  • fat kidd

    Dez Bryant Picks Up $55,000 Dinner Tab for Cowboys Teammates
    FanHouse Staff

    Dez Bryant probably should have opted to carry Roy Williams’ pads.

    Bryant, a rookie Dallas Cowboys receiver, said he’s rather take the fellow offensive players out to dinner and buy them some Nikes instead of hauling Williams’ pads around during training camp — a friendly rookie hazing activity. The problem was that Williams also invited the defensive players to the meal.

    The bill from Monday night’s dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse came to $54,896, ESPNDallas.com reported.

    “They got the young fella,” Bryant’s adviser David Wells, told the website. “What could he say? He had to pay it, unless he wanted to wash dishes for a month.”

    Watching his teammates order expensive bottles of wine and just about everything else on the menu likely didn’t help Bryant’s stress-fractured rib feel any better. The team disclosed that Bryant played with that injury against Houston in Week 3.

    The Cowboys have a bye in Week 4, meaning Bryant has extra time to rest his injury.

  • RaiderDebo

    priesttj Says:
    September 29th, 2010 at 12:37 am
    Debo, trust me on this one if Russell had re-done his contract he would still be here. I have to wonder how badly did he want to be here, He forced the Raiders hand.

    You know how much I supported him, so let me ask you would you have paid him that 5mill?
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    That’s a tough one. There was already so much invested in him. He got to walk with $40 million. I know it’s not my money, but what’s $5 milliion more? If I’m the owner, yeah I’m pissed off that he didn’t work hard enough. But c’mon, it’s not an unforgivable. he wouldn’t be the 1st guy to not work as hard as he should early in his career. And the last two times he played in games for us, he beat Denver in the final minutes on the road and had a pretty good showing against Baltimore. Plus, several reporters said he looked in good shape and was the best QB out there on the 1st day of minicamp. Don’t know what happened behind the scenes, but it just didn’t make sense to me that they’d cut him then. I mean, for Jason Campbell??

  • lefty12

    Exactly,Priest,and as one of his biggest critics I wish he would have reworked his contract and stayed so he could have sat and learned-not only the system but what it took and meant to be an NFL QB.

  • priesttj

    Debo no one would like to have seen Russell here more than me, I mean no one. But he made a choice Mr Davis couldn’t swallow. If Mr Davis had given him that money it would’ve destroyed the lockeroom. Trust me the players were weary of Russell lack of committment to the team.

    Now look at it this way, say he takes the pay cut and comes in hungry for competition and ready to lead. They would’ve lined up behind him. They all knew of his immense talent they saw in the minicamp. All he had to do is help Mr Davis keep him. There’s no question in my mind he is a better player than Grads but he needed to sharpen his game and put it on display. So there is NO QUESTION who he was and what he could do. He just didn’t allow Mr Davis to give him that opportunity.

  • RaiderDebo

    So it’s pretty much confirmed that Al offered him a chance to stay at a reduced salary? Any idea what he was offered? If that’s truly the case, that’s cool. And if JR wanted out of here, I think that is understandible. Just can’t help thinking “what if”. DMAC and DHB are starting to come around and we have Hue now. Imagine JR throwing lasers downfield to those guys. Al had that “triplets” vision with these guys and I think he pulled the plug too soon.

  • http://www.tube8.com NoLuv4Hoes

    Pito grande

  • priesttj

    When he was in games and focused he showed flashes of greatness, but bad advise and immaturity cost him. Russell at 260 and focused. Listening to the coaches and sacrificing the party time for film study would’ve been flat out awesome to see. He just needed to mature a lot more and no one would’ve been able to argue with him being here if he had redone his contract. It wasn’t the money it was the principle, a show of good faith and determination.

  • priesttj

    Debo, you know Mr Davis all he wanted to see is some committment from Russell. The contract wouldn’t have been embarrassing. It would have been a way for Mr Davis to take some pressure off Russell. All anyone ever talked about was the money he was making. That would’ve been a dead issue. Even Jerry had to admit that Russell at a reduced rate was a bargain he saw what that kid did in minicamp. G back and look at the Blog after the minicamp.

  • RaiderDebo

    priesttj Says:
    September 29th, 2010 at 12:59 am
    When he was in games and focused he showed flashes of greatness, but bad advise and immaturity cost him. Russell at 260 and focused. Listening to the coaches and sacrificing the party time for film study would’ve been flat out awesome to see. He just needed to mature a lot more and no one would’ve been able to argue with him being here if he had redone his contract. It wasn’t the money it was the principle, a show of good faith and determination.
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    You’re obviously right. I just thought Al would be a little more patient. I mean, JR had to suffer through the growing pains of Murphy and DHB and an injured DMAC. He deserved a chance to turn his career around here IMO. But he’ll get another chance somewhere else. Lots of shaky qb situations around the league.

  • priesttj

    I think Mark Purdy did a very good article on Russell and revealed a lot. The kid was out of sorts especially when his uncle died. Wher he comes from to being in Oakland wasn’t good for him. Uncle Ray was a very good enfluence but he died leaving a home sick immature kid with a bad posse here to fend for himself. It was a bad mix but the Raiders did everything they could he just wasn’t ready.

  • RaiderDebo

    I hope the reports of him doing well at John Lucas’ camp are true. If he could come back and get a starting job, what a redemption story that would be, huh?

  • priesttj

    It’s already in the making, that kid is way too talented to waste all that talent on homies. He was embarrassed and didn’t know how to handle being benched and ridiculed. Russell is a very nice kid who was in a whirlwind trying to get a hold of himself but with no one he trusted that could really help him. He’s in Houston with Lucas getting the mentoring that he lost when his uncle died. His father and mother are separated and his father wasn’t much of an example from what I gather.

    It’s a real sad story for the Raiders but his story isn’t over not even close.

  • raiderzmaverick

    People should be kept or fired based on their statistics and production. Not “Talent”(unless maybe they’re a rookie and still learning). The truely talented seem to have a way to show it on the field.

    Normally you’ll see the guys who don’t have the height-weight ratio have to show their production a lot more to stay on the field or really get a chance.

  • raiderzmaverick

    What does that mean exactly that Jamarcus was “talented”. What “Talent” did he show? Talent is a natural ability or skill at something. Someone talented makes something tough look easy.
    I didn’t see that in Jamarcus. People think a strong arm means talent? Or a fast runner is a talented receiver? No, that means naturally gifted, but you can have Shaq back there at QB and probably throw it the full length of the football field but would throw horribly and wouldn’t have vision to find open receivers. It wouldn’t make him a “great talent” at QB. It would make him a “strong arm”. I didn’t see much talent from Jamarcus. I didn’t see touch, or vision or pocket presence or accuracy.
    What makes him “talented”?

  • RAIDERMAN99

    LMAO at the morons still believing in JaMoron’s greatness.

    Get this through your thick skulls — JaMoron was the dumbest, most useless POS ever to don the Silver and Black, and the biggest bust in NFL history.

    Why don’t you cornholes hold your breath while you’re waiting for him to resurrect his ‘career’ ?

    Insipid douchenozzles.

  • http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll180/floresrd508/mcfaddenball.jpg SouthTexasRaider

    lol, now that the cancer is gone some of yall wanna praise and suc his wang……

    one word that ryhms with dust……BUST!

  • fat kidd

    I dont see Jamarcus Russell as a bust he can still be a success in this fawked up country if snooki a jersey whore who probably deserves a punch in the face and all she does is get drunk for a living could make millions then why cant a young black man from the south who likes his cough syrup also be a success!!!

  • RaidingTexas

    Who cares one way or the other? He’s not part of the current QB situation/problem.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Wednesday Predictions for Sunday’s game:

    Texans RB Arian Foster has a big day. 125 yards and 2 TD’s

    Andre Johnson is a non factor, but WR’s Walter & Jones each get TD’s

    Matt Schaub ends up with 350 passing yards, 2 TD’s and 2 INT’s. he is sacked twice

    Raiders RB Darren McFadden goes up over 100 yards again and has 2 rushing TD’s. Mike Bush also gets a 1-yard score

    Louis Murphy is a non factor, but DHB gets a TD and Zach Miller catches 7 balls for 105 yards

    Bruce Gradkowski throws for 290 yards, 1 TD and 2 INT’s. sacked 3 times

    Janikowski goes 1 for 2 on FG’s. the one he makes is in the early first quarter, the one he misses is in the late 3rd …

    End Result = Raiders 31-28