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Yearly report of a Raiders fire sale

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, October 17th, 2010 at 9:42 am in Oakland Raiders.

According to an ESPN report, the Raiders are doing much more than simply playing the 49ers today for a chance to move to 3-3.

Players are instead auditioning for their next place of employment.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter, as relayed through Profootballtalk.com reports the Raiders are willing to trade any player. Even cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

This is either the third or fourth straight year that Al Davis is offering up anybody and everybody, I can’t recall.

And we’re still waiting for that first trade deadline salary dump (DeAngelo Hall doesn’t count _ he was released after the deadline).

And good luck getting someone to pick up the third year of Asomugha’s contract _ which pays him $16.8 million or the average of the top five quarterbacks in the NFL.

Asomugha could renegotiate any deal with a new employer of course, but why would he? He’s in line for another megabucks bonanza on the open market while still in his prime _ provided he plays much better than he did in last week’s 35-27 win over San Diego.

Heading over to Candlestick in a few . . .

In the meantime, check out Monte Poole’s column on the merits of a shared stadium with the Raiders and 49ers, an idea pushed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Two thoughts: 1) Once Davis sees Monte is pushing this, it greatly reduces the possibility it ever happening; 2) The 49ers must have been thrilled to see Goodell at a Raiders game last week floating the notion, even while their own proposal in Santa Clara is technically still alive, awaiting only the proper funding.

Here’s my weekly NFL column with the lead item wondering what John Madden was thinking about when he criticized Mike Singletary for yelling at his quarterback. It’s easier to find in the paper than it is on the Internet. I had to go to google news and the Victoria Advocate to find a link. Maybe they’re trying to tell me something . . .

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  • http://atm Raider O

    Rams are killing SD!

  • EMRaiders

    Pressure destroys Phillip rivers. He will pull a ryan Leaf by the end of the season…

  • Thec07

    rivers sacked yet again…..hahahahaha today will be glorious

  • RaidingTexas

    Bradford has only had one bad game so far as a rookie – an inexplicably bad game last week against Detroit. But that happens along the way. Peyton had terrible games too.

    But our owner goes for a drugged up guy who can throw 65 yards on his knees.

  • Thec07

    # EMRaiders Says:
    October 17th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Pressure destroys Phillip rivers. He will pull a ryan Leaf by the end of the season…
    +++++++++

    I have been saying that for years, he makes bad decisions when under fire….

  • Thec07

    rivers sacked yet again…..

  • morilla

    Rams are rolling though SD. This is fraking great!

  • RaidingTexas

    Adam Schefter is a rumormongering tabloid schmuck. I can’t stand that douche bag. He’s the sports media’s version of Tucker Carlson.

  • Pretty Rick

    Raiders-27 49ers-23

  • Plunketthead

    Lambs are better then most people thought
    Bradford is the difference maker

  • morilla

    If SD loses this entire city will be put on suicide watch.

  • Thec07

    # morilla Says:
    October 17th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    If SD loses this entire city will be put on suicide watch.
    +++++++++

    All except us NATION faithful…

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

    Forget the Dischargers. The bigger game is going on in Houston with Queefs and Texans tied at 7.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Add some guy named Danario Alexander to the list of undrafted FA with as many TD’s as DHB the last two years.

  • Ghost2Post

    Alexander out of Mizzou just like maclin.
    Go Mizzou beat OU!

  • Thec07

    Rivers only has 7 yards passing up to this point….
    How is that? St.Louis has decided to bring it at this guy…So blitzing does work…Wow what a concept…

  • Thec07

    75 you forget the disc, this is a that signifies the changing of the guard….

  • Plunketthead

    My experiance is SD will not go nuts. They will just go to the beach.
    They do not have diehard fans

  • morilla

    Plunketthead Says:
    October 17th, 2010 at 11:10 am
    My experiance is SD will not go nuts. They will just go to the beach.
    They do not have diehard fans
    —————————

    Yeah they do, you should hear the local sports stations. Last week was beautiful.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Priesttj,

    I am keenly aware that players don’t come out of the gate as instant stars.

    What I have been concerned about is the time it takes for a lot of Raider picks to just become contributors.

  • Thec07

    # Plunketthead Says:
    October 17th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    My experiance is SD will not go nuts. They will just go to the beach.
    They do not have diehard fans
    ++++++++++++=

    They lost 50% of the fan base after the raiders beat them..

    It was great…

  • Thec07

    Bradford looks good for a rook…JRUSS needs a kick in the A$$

  • bcz24

    2010 at 9:52 am I would not bring it up again but I just read that Colt McCoys backup is…………………..tada…….drumroll……. Josh Cribbs I would not be suprised to see Colt in the locker room before halftime.
    *********
    Cribbs is out for the game. Head injury.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    CHargers geting busted up

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Looks like the Chargers have just been Norved.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    72.Thec07 Says:
    October 17th, 2010 at 11:15 am
    Bradford looks good for a rook…JRUSS needs a kick in the A$$

    ====================================================
    Just sad!

  • RaidingTexas

    Well, this certainly makes last week’s win look a lot less impressive. LOL

  • Thec07

    SNB, that ish is maddening…

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

    Chiefs up 14-7 now on Texans.

    Chiefs look dangerous.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Another Rivers sack!

    Go Rams!

  • StayinBlack

    Chargers look a half step slower the Raider loss has set them back in this first half.

  • StayinBlack

    Go Rams

  • Thec07

    You want get a good laugh go to signonsandiego.com, look at the disc fans jumping off the bridge…love it…

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    78.Thec07 Says:
    October 17th, 2010 at 11:19 am
    SNB, that ish is maddening…
    =======================================================
    It really is. I see red when I think about it.

    That Bama boy didn’t even freekn try.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Josh Freeman, Sam Bradford, Kevin Kolb all have bright futures.

    JaDavis didn’t even give it a try.

    Of course there were no good QBs that year with the exception of Kolb….

    Guess just bad luck….The Buckeye Boy Quinn is a big bust too

  • Thec07

    cooks have the best coaching staff in the AFC west…

  • http://atm Raider O

    Quinn was from ND!

  • StayinBlack

    Post 86. I agree

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

    # Thec07 Says:
    October 17th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    cooks have the best coaching staff in the AFC west…
    ………

    By far. And they have had great drafts as well.

  • RaiderDebo

    TSR,

    Was gonna take the Raiders on the money line today. But seeing everyone, including Pat Kirwan, take the 49rs gives me pause. Called into Sirius NFL last night to ask why the 49rs are a TD favorite and Jim Miller pointed to the tough home loss to NO and the loss to Atl. Said they’re very physical and pushed those teams around. Thinks they’ll do the same thing to the Raiders. Not quite sure what to do. Any ideas?

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    87.Raider O Says:
    October 17th, 2010 at 11:35 am
    Quinn was from ND!
    ======================================================
    Yeah he went to ND. But he’s from OhiO…….

    Regardless, he’s a bust like JaDavis. Only difference is Quinn tries his best and at least has some pride and self-respect.

    JaDavis represents the worst in the modern day professional athlete. He set this franchise back 5 years

  • 89052RAIDER

    Lets package trevor scott, mike mitchell, and Sam williams for Jenn Sterner.

  • 89052RAIDER

    Drafting DHB and Mike mitchell with first and second round picks may be worse than taking Jamarcus.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Who cares if one bust works harder than another bust?
    Jabustus is not on the team.
    JC & BG are better than Jabustus, but they are not the answer to our problems at QB.

  • 89052RAIDER

    DHB should not be a Starting NFL receiver and Mike Mitchell is not an NFL level player period.

  • http://atm Raider O

    I like Mike Mitchell, and I think he can be a solid S for us.

  • 89052RAIDER

    Raider O,
    Mitchell is awful

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Mitchell had a great game for us against the Chargers. Saying he isn’t an NFL caliber player shows how little you know.

  • Nnamdi21

    Nice column on Singletary v. Smith.

    Agree competely. I can remember Chucky’s viens bulging out while screaming at Gannon a couple of times…

  • djohnnyg

    STUPID PENALTY. Callahan’s statement still stands.