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McClain will talk in exchange for sellout

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, November 1st, 2010 at 11:29 am in Oakland Raiders.

Rolando McClain at first declined comment, as has been his policy since the season opener at Tennessee.

Then he thought about it for a moment and said, “Wait, I’ve got one thing to say.”

“If the fans come out and we can sell out a damn game, I’ll talk to the media,” McClain said. “Until then . . . I need full fan support.”

McClain spoke to the media in the days leading up to the opener against Tennessee, then after the game.

The Raiders drew 35,721 Sunday for a 33-3 win over Seattle, their 11th consecutive blackout. With a head of steam after two consecutive wins for the first time since the end of the 2008 season, the Raiders, 4-4, host the Kansas City Chiefs this week.

A handful of players available following second straight win. Tight end Zach Miller, who has been playing with an arch injury, was spotted on crutches. Coach Tom Cable will hold his weekly press briefing at 2 p.m.

More to come later . . .

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  • 100PercentRaider

    If the front 7 plays like it did yesterday, we can play with anybody. and a team like the chiefs doesnt stand a chance. The most concerning thing this week is the Z Miller injury, that could completely change how to prepare for our offense and Romeo Crennel is a great coordinator

  • Ghost to the Post

    It’s nice to have season tickets for the first time in 7 years. GO RAIDERS!

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    Seriously? I for one do not care if RoMac says anything to the media/fans. In fact I want him to go all season without opening his pie-hole. Just Win Baby!

    Point me to one interview an Oakland Raider has given this year that actually contains anything news worthy?

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    # KoolKell Says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Typical Organizational Response, McClain. How about the fans who were there, Rolando? Screw them, too?
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    KK what nuggets of information do you expect to glean from hearing this guy talk?

  • DKnight007

    This game against KC should sell out actually.

    They need to stick with Campbell since he is the hot hand, but if he starts off slow and starts playing like he is in lala land again….pull him and and get Grads in there ASAP!

  • DKnight007

    Drexl Says:
    November 1st, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    Seriously? I for one do not care if RoMac says anything to the media/fans. In fact I want him to go all season without opening his pie-hole. Just Win Baby!

    Point me to one interview an Oakland Raider has given this year that actually contains anything news worthy?

    ^^^^^^^^
    I personally don’t give a rats a$$ either if McClain talks to the media or not.

    Who cares….

  • SnBRaider

    People we have to show up and support this team! It’s been too long since we’ve had hope like this. Take advantage of their 2 for 1 deal and let’s sell this place out Sunday! RAAAAAAAIDERS!!!!

  • RaiderReggie

    I am a big Bruce Gradkowski supporter but Tom Cable need to ride with Jason Campbell until he start going back into that shell. I work in Washington DC and watched Jason go through a different offensive coordinator every year he was with the Redskins. Under the circumstances he did a good job. As in baseball I look at Jason Campbell as a starting pitcher and Bruce Gradkowski as a relief pitcher or closer. Cable can break tradition by playing both of them.