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Seymour, Asomugha, Lechler make Pro Bowl

Defensive tackle Richard Seymour, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and punter Shane Lechler were the Raiders’ selections to the Pro Bowl Tuesday.

Seymour, who was at his most dominant earlier this season, is a reserve interior lineman with Baltimore’s Haloti Ngata and New England’s Vince Wilfork as the starters.

Asomugha is a starter at cornerback along with the Jets’ Darrelle Revis, with New England rookie Devin McCourty the third corner.

Running back Darren McFadden did not crack the top three running backs, with Jacksonville’s Maurice Jones-Drew (the starter), Houston’s Arian Foster and Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles getting the nod.

Place kicker Sebastian Janikowski, who set a Raiders scoring record with 135 points, lost out to Baltimore’s Billy Cundiff.

The Raiders announced that defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, tight end Zach Miller, McFadden and Janikowski were named as alternates, although it was not divulged at what level. All would have a chance to go to be added to the team if someone drops out because of injury.

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  • http://atm Raider O

    Routt is garbage!
    We drafted him and Washington due to their speed. Washington is an avg CB, and Routt is below avg- avg at best.
    Great 1st and 2nd RD picks!

    We need a CB to be able to play better man, which can help us stop the run by having 8-9 players in the box.

    Sign J Joseph!!!

  • YoungAmerican

    Unless Wisniewski somehow falls to the Raiders in the second round, Satele should absolutely stay.

    I think the focus should be on upgrading the RG and RT positions.

    FA:
    RGs Harvey Dahl, Carl Nicks
    RTs Ryan Harris, Jared Gaither, Tyson Clabo

    Darrius Morris (Temple) or Marcus Cannon (TCU) are both decent G/T prospects in the draft.

  • YoungAmerican

    Jonathan Joseph at CB across from Nnamdi would be spectacular. It would finally give the Raiders a CB tandem that can turn opposing offenses one-dimensional, and let the defense focus on stopping the run.

  • http://atm Raider O

    I still don’t understand why we traded Washington for a 4th RD pick. He wasn’t making a lit of money, and we didn’t get a lot for him.

    Is it true that GB offered A Rodgers for Moss?

  • YoungAmerican

    In the draft, I like Brandon Burton (Utah), Curtis Brown (Texas), and Davon House (New Mexico State).

  • YoungAmerican

    A guy to keep an eye on if Bush isn’t re-signed is Derrick Locke from Kentucky. He has the kind of speed that makes Big Al drool (more than he normally does…).

  • http://atm Raider O

    We need:
    1- CB
    2- C
    3- G/T
    4- OLB

    I like us to add:
    1- Vet WR
    2- DT/ DE
    3- Blocking FB
    4- QB

  • http://atm Raider O

    I like Brandon Harris, but I don’t think he will be available in the 2nd. I don’t like the 2 kids from Texas.

  • http://atm Raider O

    If there are good CBs available next FA like J Joseph, I would like to sign one, and use our 2nd RD pick on OL or WLB.

  • http://atm Raider O

    I would sign AJ Hawk from GB, if they let him go due to salary issues. He can be a great WLB. We need a WLB that can help us against the run, and he can stay on the field with McPain in passing situations (nickel).
    MM is a S!! Not a LB?!?!

  • bcz24

    Is it true that GB offered A Rodgers for Moss?
    **************
    To my knowledge GB (mostly Favre)was interested in Moss, when Al asked for Rodgers GB soured on the deal. Favre was pissed, and it was one of the factors in him leaving the next year.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Stupid Marshall is playing MM as a LB, asking the S to shed blocks from TEs and OL?!?!
    Great Idea Marshall!!!

  • YoungAmerican

    If the Raiders are going to draft a WLB, I think Greg Jones would be a tremendous pick.

  • YoungAmerican

    Word is CB Jonathan Joseph might get franchised by the Bengals, but Mike Brown might be too cheap to franchise him, given Revis and Nnamdi’s salaries.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Thx bro. That makes more sense than them offering Rodgers and Al passing on it in favor of a 4th RD pick from the rats.

  • http://atm Raider O

    No Way. Brown is too cheap. He will extend a contract, but he will not pay top salary.

  • YoungAmerican

    Re-sign Seymour, Miller, Gallery, Satele, John Henderson, Barnes, and either Bush or Huff.

    Sign CB Jonathan Joseph, RG Harvey Dahl or Carl Nicks, RT Ryan Harris, and a veteran WR (Vincent Jackson, James Jones, Steve Breaston). If Huff walks, sign FS Jarrad Page.

    Draft OLB Greg Jones, QB Pat Devlin or Nathan Enderle, RB Derrick Locke (if Bush walks), DT/NT Ian Williams.

  • YoungAmerican

    # Raider O Says:
    December 29th, 2010 at 9:22 am

    No Way. Brown is too cheap. He will extend a contract, but he will not pay top salary.

    ————–

    And Joseph will want a lucrative long-term deal. Who knows how willing the Bengals will be to do that, considering CB Leon Hall will also need to be re-signed soon enough.

  • http://atm Raider O

    YA,

    I like your plan, but I’m not sold on Satele. I think we should draft a C too.

  • http://www.wix.com/GGEden/ggeden GG

    # Sir Dennis Eeatin-Hog Says:
    December 28th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    DMAC had a Pro Bowl season, but 7 of the NFL’s top rushers were from the AFC, including the league’s top 4 rushers.

    The two missed games kept his rushing TOTALS below the others, but his total scrimmage yards (4th), scrimmage yards per game (2nd), and average rushing yards per game (4th) scream Pro Bowl. His 5.2 ypc were 3rd best among backs with a minimum of 100 carries and a minimum of 10.0 rushes per game. First in carries of 20-plus-yards, 1st in carries of 30-plus yards, 2nd in carries of 40-plus-yards, and his 6 100-yard rushing games were 5th best in the league.

    He was the league’s only RB with a 4 TD game (Week 7 at Denver), he was AFC Offenisve PLayer of the Week (Week 7), and his outburst in Jacksonville made him one of only 3 players since 1950 with 2 rushing TDs of at least 35 yards each PLUS 1 receiving TD of at least 60 yards in a single game.

    It also hurt DMAC that his TD numbers were not on par with guys like CJ, Hillis and Foster, and his TD numbers would have been better than all of the NFL’s rushers, save maybe for Foster, if not for the Bush-inside-the-10-love-affair.

    Hard to argue with the selections of Foster, MJD, and Charles, though. Honestly, I think DMAC was a better, more productive back than anyone in the NFL except for Foster.

    Example: Going into the Tuesday night matchup between Minnesota and Philadelphia, DMAC and Adrian Peterson had both played in 13 games on the season. DMAC led in every statistical category except for TDs (12 to 10) and 1st downs. Total rushing yards, rushing yards per game, receiving yards, total scrimmage yards, scrimmage yards per game, yards per carry, 20-, 30-, and 40-plus-yard runs — all of these categories saw DMAC over the NFL’s top fan-vote-getting RB.

    Oh well, I hope DMAC makes a statement while I’m watching in person in KC on Sunday!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    Excellent post.
    Very professional researching and summation as well.

  • http://atm Raider O

    We need to trim the fat in terms if salaries to make it work.
    Cooper has to go!
    Brown Routt, CJ, and Eugene have to go too.

  • RaiderRockstar

    please stop throwing around big names in free agency or in Round 1 of the draft …

    the Raiders will go low key, yet again.

    the only guys we’ll overpay are our own imo

    that happens to be Seymour, Gallery, Bush, Routt & Wimbley (to name a few)

  • http://atm Raider O

    Why would we resign Routt over a guy like J Joseph?!

  • YoungAmerican

    #

    # Raider O Says:
    December 29th, 2010 at 9:29 am

    YA,

    I like your plan, but I’m not sold on Satele. I think we should draft a C too.

    —————-

    I would like to, but I’m not sure the Raiders will have a shot at any of the top Cs in the draft.

    The second-tier guys are O’Dowd (who has a pretty nasty injury history) and Linnenkohl (who at this point might be a lateral move from Satele).

    All the more reason to upgrade RG and RT, in my opinion.

  • DKnight007

    WOW!

    Seymour ahead of Kelly and no DMC?

    Shows how out of whack the whole Pro Bowl selection process really is.

  • DKnight007

    Mankins made the Pro Bowl when he didn’t even play half the season?

  • YoungAmerican

    I don’t think guys like Dahl, Harris, or James Jones are exactly household names. Nor Joseph, for that matter.

    Jackson I only throw out as a possibility because he might want a long-term deal, and other teams (including the Chargers) could shy away from him given the DUI history.

  • http://atm Raider O

    We should resign Seymour, Miller, Wimbley, and Gallery if he gives us a discount. We should try to upgrade other positions instead of over paying guys like Routt. I rather resign your boy Huff over Routt.

  • YoungAmerican

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Eugene stay, but he’d have to do it on the cheap. He’s a key special teams contributor. Not sure what kind of offers he’d get in FA, though.

  • YoungAmerican

    Is Wimbley’s deal up after this season? I haven’t seen his name among the Raiders’ impending free agents.

  • GoodOle00

    Nnamdi makes the Pro bowl with 19 tackles zero picks or sacks?

    Wow…

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/raider_war_room_3

  • YoungAmerican

    Yeah, just checked. Wimbley would need to be re-signed, too. Scary crop of FAs coming up for the Raiders, that’s for sure.

  • DKnight007

    Raiders should sign Mankins ahead of Gallery and release JLH and Chaz and sign V Jackson!

    Resign Huff. Give Seymour the tag again. Put Mankins at RG and Loper at LG.

    Now that would be serious moves!

  • GoodOle00

    I agree that signing Seymour long term probably not a good idea but want him here next year. We’ll need someone to replace him and can use that year to train him up

  • DKnight007

    Huff should definitelt be resigned without a doubt.

    Otherwise, there will be huge void in center field and neither Mitchell, Branch or S Brown is ready to take over that center field position yet.

  • GoodOle00

    282. Davis always keeps who he wants

  • freeshot350

    Marc Mariani really? 1 PR TD 1 KR TD vs 3 KR TD with a long of 101 yds. no love for Ford i like him hes been a bright spot for sure.

  • YoungAmerican

    Seymour
    Miller (franchise tag, if it’s back with the new CBA?)
    Gallery
    Wimbley
    Bush
    Satele
    Huff
    Barnes
    J. Henderson

    I think all these guys at least merit consideration for being brought back into the fold. Barnes and John Henderson could potentially be replaced in the later rounds of the draft. Bush is a good player, but might want a crack at a starting job somewhere. Huff might get a good offer somewhere else and walk.

    What I’m afraid of is Routt getting a massive long-term deal…

  • DKnight007

    Nnamdi is one of the two best CB’s in the whole damn league….of course he is going to make it.

  • YoungAmerican

    Seymour will be back one way or another. No way Al gives up a 1st rounder for a two-year rental.

  • DKnight007

    They need to find someone who is better than Routt.

    They need a huge upgrade at RT and they need someone with who can pull but has more power than Carlisle at RG.

    A young Center to compete with Satele at would be good as well.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Mankins made the Pro Bowl when he didn’t even play half the season?

    ***

    same with Ed Reed

    Gallery & Huff got the shaft imo

  • DKnight007

    290.YoungAmerican Says:
    December 29th, 2010 at 9:50 am
    Seymour will be back one way or another. No way Al gives up a 1st rounder for a two-year rental.

    ^^^^^^^
    Agreed. Seymour has at least 3 more good years left IMO.

    He also brings valuable leadership to that locker room along with the D-Line and whole defense.

  • YoungAmerican

    Sadly, aside from Jonathan Joseph, the best chance to upgrade from Routt would be with the second round pick.

    In FA, the only other guys there are Champ Bailey (who is ancient in CB years) and Eric Wright (who makes more plays than Routt, but gets burned just as often).

  • DKnight007

    292.RaiderRockstar Says:
    December 29th, 2010 at 9:54 am
    Mankins made the Pro Bowl when he didn’t even play half the season?

    ***

    same with Ed Reed

    Gallery & Huff got the shaft imo

    ^^^^^^^^
    Yep.

    Gallery should have made it and so should have Huff quite honestly. Huff did well overall this season.

    Don’t worry, those guys will have a shot to be added on as replacements, due to the Pats and Ravens going deep into the playoffs most likely.

  • http://www.wix.com/GGEden/ggeden GG

    The good thing about right now and due to our stronger showing this year, is that there are some tough decisions for Al to make regarding the HC job.

    Harbaugh could be got and could be interested, Gruden could be got and could be interested, and Hue Jackson is a possible loss to Cincinnati meaning he’s in demand and could be interested in Oakland too. At least Al has those options alongside the thought of retaining Cable.

    If we lose Jackson, there’s no use holding onto Cable if we could entice Harbaugh/Gruden. There may be a chance that Jackson decides to remain OC instead of take a HC job elsewhere, if he loves it here and is excited about his offensive weapons here and learning more about coaching before venturing elsewhere as a HC.

  • DKnight007

    294.YoungAmerican Says:
    December 29th, 2010 at 9:55 am
    Sadly, aside from Jonathan Joseph, the best chance to upgrade from Routt would be with the second round pick.

    In FA, the only other guys there are Champ Bailey (who is ancient in CB years) and Eric Wright (who makes more plays than Routt, but gets burned just as often).

    ^^^^^^^
    Not a fan of picking a CB in Round 2 and “hoping” he can replace Routt. We still have McFadden and Ware to compete for Routts spot also.

    We need to draft a Center, RT, or BEAST two gap DT with that 2nd Round pick IMO….unless a big #1 type of WR like Jonathan Baldwin slips or something.

  • RaiderRockstar

    under contract or will be resigned:

    QB Campbell, Boller, Frye
    RB McFadden, Bush, Cartwright
    FB Reece
    WR Heyward-Bey, Murphy, Schilens, Ford
    TE Miller, Myers
    OT Veldheer, Barnes
    OG Gallery, Carlisle, Loper, BCamp
    C Satele
    DE ShoNasty, Scott, Houston
    DT Seymour, Kelly, Henderson
    OLB Wimbley, Groves, Williams
    MLB McClain, Goethel
    CB Asomugha, Routt, McFadden, Ware
    S Mitchell, Branch, S Brown, Eugene
    ST Janikowski, Lechler, Condo

    ***

    draft will give us a WR & CB in Rounds 2 & 3. Cable will get 2 O-Linemen, a DE and a OLB (hopefully not Moss/Scott type tweeners)

    we will added some undrafted free agents or vet FA’s that nobody else wants (with upside) for special teams and backup positions

  • RaiderRockstar

    The good thing about right now and due to our stronger showing this year, is that there are some tough decisions for Al to make regarding the HC job.

    Harbaugh could be got and could be interested, Gruden could be got and could be interested, and Hue Jackson is a possible loss to Cincinnati meaning he’s in demand and could be interested in Oakland too. At least Al has those options alongside the thought of retaining Cable.

    ***

    If Cable finishes 8-8 going 6-0 in the AFC West we’d be crazy to let him walk

    we are a missed FG (AZ) and Ford fumble (JAX) away from being in the playoffs this year – despite a 29th ranked Run Defense!

    Grads wont be retained, so there is 2 or 3 more wins

  • RaiderRockstar

    BBL – LUNCH!