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Huff got a vote, so he’s second-team All-Pro

Raiders free safety Michael Huff, scheduled for free agency whenever a labor agreement is reached, probably won’t be putting “second team, All-Pro, 2010” on his list of accomplishments.

Huff indeed got a single vote out of the panel of 50 to finish in a seven-way tie to be the second safety on the second team. The first team safeties were (surprise!) Troy Polamalu of Pittsburgh and Ed Reed of Baltimore. Green Bay’s Nick Harris finished behind Polamalu and Reed and was the first pick of the second team.

Other safeties that got one vote were Antrel Rolle (Giants), Eric Weddle (Chargers), Malcolm Jenkins (Saints), Quintin Mikell (Eagles), Chris Harris (Bears), Michael Griffin (Titans) and Darren Sharper (Saints).

(For what it’s worth, Sharper, after a magnificent season last year when the Saints won the Super Bowl, played in eight games, started one, had 16 tackles and one pass defensed. And got a vote. Compared to that, Huff looks like Larry Wilson.)

Huff got the same amount of All-Pro votes as Marcel Reece, who tied for sixth among fullbacks, and fewer votes than Sebastian Janikowski (four votes, third among place kickers) and Jacoby Ford (two votes, 3rd among kick returners).

Despite having gross and net yardage figures that were less than Cowboys’ punter Mat McBriar, Shane Lechler had 34 of 50 first place votes. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was the leading vote-getter among cornerbacks, being named on 20 ballots.

The Raiders slipped the name of offensive coordinator Al Saunders into the coaching roster on Raiders.com without an announcement.

Still listed are line coach Jim Michalczik and quarterbacks coach Paul Hackett, although my understanding is neither will be back. Michalczik will return to Jeff Tedford’s staff at Cal. According to the Twitter account of David White of the Chronicle, wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal, running backs coach Kelly Skipper and tight ends coach Adam Henry were all with Hue Jackson’s contingent in Mobile, Ala., at the Senior Bowl, a pretty good indication they will be retained.

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  • alex7

    Dakota, I have something called READING SKILLS.

    I know, your brain is confused right now.

    bydavidwhite David White

    “For you Raiders fans, Hue Jackson retained 3 assistants: WRs Sanjay Lal, RBs Kelly Skipper, TEs Adam Henry, all here at Senior Bowl.”

    See where it says HUE JACKSON retained 3 assistants? You kinda do something called reading COMPREHENSION and assume that Hue really kept them.

    Crazy huh.

  • alex7

    now go back to internet cussing, tough guy.
    Because debate is obviously not your strong suit.

  • 504 Raider

    193.Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 24th, 2011 at 9:04 pm
    As long as we re-sign Bones Fassell, I am good.

    Did a great job last year.

    We win the ST touchdown battle, turnover battle, block punt battle, kickoff return average battle, and Shane made the Pro Bowl.

    Job well done. He deserves a raise.
    ————————————————————————————————————–

    Wish Bones Fassel could have done something about the ensuing kickoff after DMAC’s big run tied the Jax’ville game.

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

    197.alex7 Says:
    January 24th, 2011 at 9:14 pm
    Dakota, I have something called READING SKILLS.

    I know, your brain is confused right now.

    bydavidwhite David White
    by VittorioTafur
    For you Raiders fans, Hue Jackson retained 3 assistants: WRs Sanjay Lal, RBs Kelly Skipper, TEs Adam Henry, all here at Senior Bowl.

    See where it says HUE JACKSON retained 3 assistants? You kinda do something called reading COMPREHENSION and assume that Hue really kept them.

    Crazy huh.

    _________

    Poor thing, you think the media knows who made that decision? LMAO

  • 504 Raider

    I hope Hue doesn’t try to get smart and literally go around the corner from Ladd Peebles and kick JaMarcus’ tires.

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

    2.alex7 Says:
    January 24th, 2011 at 9:15 pm
    now go back to internet cussing, tough guy.
    Because debate is obviously not your strong suit.
    ____________

    Cussing? A little thin skinned for a Raider fan aren’t we?

  • dbaz09

    He’s gone from being non-existent to being an occasional impact player. Needs to establish some consistency, but you wonder how he would do in a different (non-Davis) scheme. Good for him!

  • alex7

    Dakota, not all Raider fans are internet “tough guys” who resort to cussing when their posts are swiss-cheesed by facts.

    So according to Dakota, when it’s reported that Hue kept assistants, we should think that Al did it instead, yet Al’s ego wanted to make Hue look good or something.

    Ok buddy. Go visit more conspiracy theory sites.

  • alex7

    Dbaz,

    great point. Huff plays a safety position as hard as any in all of the NFL, so props for him for doing that in a solid manner.

    And yeah, if you put him in a more standard defense where he wasn’t playing CF solo, he’d have a smaller area to wreak havoc in.

  • YoungAmerican

    2nd round – C/OG Stephen Wisniewski or CB Jimmy Smith
    3rd round – OLB Greg Jones or OG/C John Moffitt
    4th round – OG/OT Lee Ziemba or OT Marcus Gilbert
    5th round – DT/NT Ian Williams

    Attempt to re-sign Asomugha/Routt, Seymour, Miller, Wimbley, Reece, Bush, Huff, Loper, Condo, Cartwright, Henderson.

    If Bush walks, sign Willis McGahee and/or draft a late-round back.

    If Huff walks, sign Jarrad Page to compete with Stevie Brown.

    If Asomugha walks, sign Jonathan Joseph and/or draft a CB.

    If Routt walks, sign Richard Marshall or draft a CB.

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

    8.alex7 Says:
    January 24th, 2011 at 9:25 pm
    Dakota, not all Raider fans are internet “tough guys” who resort to cussing when their posts are swiss-cheesed by facts.

    So according to Dakota, when it’s reported that Hue kept assistants, we should think that Al did it instead, yet Al’s ego wanted to make Hue look good or something.

    Ok buddy. Go visit more conspiracy theory sites.
    _______________________

    Hey, if you want to take everything the media says about the Raiders at face value go for it sucker (language too harsh?). But as a Raider fan you should know better. Hey, didn’t the media just report that Cable was fined for missed OTAs? Still believe that report too?

    And if you think it is a given that the Raiders HC gets to make the decisions about which assistants are kept, and who is let go, keep on thinking that….lmao. Too funny.

  • RaiderRetribution

    The Raiders slipped the name of offensive coordinator Al Saunders into the coaching roster on Raiders.com without an announcement.

    just posted this on Jerry’s previous Asomugha and Lechler’s all-pro

    Dijohng #178

    Yes, Al Saunders is officiall listed as Raiders’ offensive coordinator on the Raiders’ official website.

    Just saw it a few hours ago, I’ve been checking last few days, today was the first time I noticed it.

    OaklandRaiders.com >Team > Coaches [after Hue as HC, coaches/coordinators/assistants are listed in alphabetical order.

  • RaiderRetribution

    I think right now Hue and Al are on the same page…

    keep DLine coach Wauffle
    sign Al Saunders as OC

    many of the others are Raider heroes/veterans that many teams keep, aka Willie Brown, L Washington, Crockett, that coaches never have a problem with (at least until it becomes a problem)

    with Hue and Al S., Lals’s job became that much easier.

  • RaiderRetribution

    sorry jerry forgot to use quotaion marks on #12

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

    Hopefully Al Saunders takes an active roll in the wide receiving corp, because Lal sure isn’t getting the job done.

  • confucius400

    Herschel Walker has already had many diverse chapters in a fascinating sports life. He was one of the greatest college football players of all time while at the University of Georgia, an NFL star, an Olympic bobsledder, and most recently, he’s dabbled as a mixed martial artist.

    But at 48 years old, Walker is still looking to athletically challenge himself, and his latest thought is a doozy: he’s considering an NFL comeback.

    WE need to get him!

  • alex7

    RR,

    but it’s posted on a website, AKA Media!!!!

    Dakota says not to believe it! :)

    Dakota, the big bad media usually reports when Al interviews, hires/lets go of assistants. For them to report that Hue kept those 3, just roll with it.

    Hue kept Lal is what’s reported. If you claim that’s an Al move, Al doesn’t extend bad assistants beyond their original contracts. Lal probably knows what he’s doing, and needs some talent to work with.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Alex

    Because Sanjai was retained does not necessarily mean Jackson had no objections

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders definately need to resign Seymour,
    and resign either Reece or Zach, hopefully both [although I am more concerned about Reece, especially if we can get a solid veteran WR]
    Satele more important than Gallery,
    Asomugha over Huff, both if possible, one if not the other,

    sign any two of the following:
    Manning
    Woodley
    Hali
    Ngata
    Mankins
    Bailey
    V Jackson or S Rice

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

    16.confucius400 Says:
    January 24th, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    Herschel Walker has already had many diverse chapters in a fascinating sports life. He was one of the greatest college football players of all time while at the University of Georgia, an NFL star, an Olympic bobsledder, and most recently, he’s dabbled as a mixed martial artist.

    But at 48 years old, Walker is still looking to athletically challenge himself, and his latest thought is a doozy: he’s considering an NFL comeback.

    WE need to get him!

    _____________________

    Hey, it could happen:

    “In 1983, seventeen years after retiring from professional football, (Jim)Brown mused about coming out of retirement to play for the Los Angeles Raiders when it appeared that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris would break his all-time rushing record.”

    http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/1983/1212_large.jpg

  • RaiderRetribution

    Dakota and Kell

    I think Saunders and Jackson will be taking a much greater role in WR coaching, hell they might even coach the WR coach…hopefully Lal isn’t so close minded that he is not willing to learn as well as coach

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  • RaiderRetribution

    Give Herschel a physical, if he passes

    Give Herschel a jersey!

  • RaiderRetribution

    Do any of you think the NFLPA leader, Smith will get thrown out by his own players?

  • The NEWS

    Huff an all-Pro? LMAO! Learn how to tackle like a man first.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    January 24th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Dakota and Kell

    I think Saunders and Jackson will be taking a much greater role in WR coaching, hell they might even coach the WR coach…hopefully Lal isn’t so close minded that he is not willing to learn as well as coach
    ——————————
    Jackson is a pretty good WR coach himself. I’m sure he’ll tell Lal what he wants teached

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

    17.alex7 Says:
    January 24th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Hue kept Lal is what’s reported. If you claim that’s an Al move, Al doesn’t extend bad assistants beyond their original contracts. Lal probably knows what he’s doing, and needs some talent to work with.
    _________

    Really? Wasn’t Rob Ryan here for 5 seasons?

  • alex7

    The News,

    almost no safety in the middle of the field can tackle a RB who breaks loose and is one-on-one.

    The great, late Eric Turner was absolutely destroyed by some no-name Bills RB on a breakaway once. SHOULD happen to any safety, when the RB has all the momentum and field to decide how to use it.

    Did you not like his absolute destroying of Dwayne Bowe?

  • RaiderRetribution

    NFL owners will get at least a 3% change in profits in their favor or at least 50-50 split,

    in exchange

    players will get another year closer to UFA,
    Franchised players will get a 2 year contract instead of just one, at top 3 salary instead of top 5.

    Rookie pay scale, vets want the difference to go to them, owners want to keep the savings for themselves;

    this will be a 60-40 split in favor of the players

    there will 18 games with two bye weeks;
    therefore only two preseason games
    no third for HOF or overseas games- they will still have them, but will count as one of two

    18 game season will mean active roster increased to 50 instead of 45 + 1 third string qb
    and a 56 man roster
    [Gruden will be happy as more teams will carry a fourth QB for development].

  • RaiderRetribution

    also off season programs will be cut by a third, except QBs they will have to come in for full off-season workouts, game film/playbook study they are management afterall.

  • alex7

    Ryan was given a tiny two-year contract, Dakota. He wasn’t really given the opportunity to bring in his guys and run the 3-4, even though he tried. At the end of that two-year mess that was mostly Al’s fault, Ryan was given a 3-year deal.

    Once it became obvious that Ryan couldn’t run the Davis system, he was let go. We didn’t know that after 2 years of being switched around between his 3-4 and Al’s 4-3.

  • PassTheCheetos

    Alex7 Says:
    January 24th, 2011 at 9:14 pm
    Dakota, I have something called READING SKILLS.

    I know, your brain is confused right now.

    bydavidwhite David White

    “For you Raiders fans, Hue Jackson retained 3 assistants: WRs Sanjay Lal, RBs Kelly Skipper, TEs Adam Henry, all here at Senior Bowl.”

    See where it says HUE JACKSON retained 3 assistants? You kinda do something called reading COMPREHENSION and assume that Hue really kept them.

    Crazy huh.
    ——————
    Technically it would be a fallacy if you assume that skipper, henry and lal would be retained just because they were at the senior bowl.

  • PassTheCheetos

    However its probably true that theyd all be kept.

  • alex7

    Good info RR. Source?

    The only thing I can’t see happening is the 2 bye-weeks and 18 regular season games. Too many lost viewers with two-bye weeks, and possibly a tv mess.

  • alex7

    Pass, it was reported Hue kept them. Why are we fighting that?

    It doesn’t say that it’s assumed they were kept BECAUSE they are at the senior bowl. Just says they were retained AND are at the senior bowl.

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

    I hope they don’t go to an 18 game schedule. Certainly need to lose one preseason game though.

    A scaled rookie wage is a must, with the players getting to free agency quicker. That way at least duds like DHB and Russell are sniffed out over the first few years of their rookie deal and the good players get a fair wage to begin and the their first big free agent contract a little earlier.

  • PassTheCheetos

    if they do indeed go to 18 games they need to drop the black out rule.

  • PassTheCheetos

    Im not saying they werent retained or that the reports not true. What i am saying though using the phrase “a pretty good indication they will be retained” isnt the same as saying that they have been retained. Im arguing on reading comprehension skills is really what im doing.

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

    Imagine all the scholarship players and DBs Al could keep if the roster was expanded for an 18 game schedule!

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

    Decertification of the Union and then lawsuits by the players might be the only way to prevent a lockout in 2011. At least we would have football in 2011, and that might give the sides time to work out a deal.

  • 1eyedpirate

    This was huffs best year! He is learning to position himself to make plays in coverage… He is an average tackler but he made plays this year and is living up to his first round draft status. I didn’t like him and thought he was a bust but over the last 2 years he has stepped his game up…. Took a while to develop like aso, so let’s try and keep him…. If we can get to the quarterback and pressure him guys like Huff can flourish…. Now as for our strong saftey, we need a guy who we can bring up in the box and stack the run… A guy who can diagnose the run and bring this defense to another level

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    Dakota, there’s more to it than just performance. It’s a business. Top draft picks sell jerseys, period. They also draw t.v. revenue. Even if they turn out to suck.

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    In business terms, drawing attendance and selling jerseys IS performance, just so much as playing. When the owners stop profiting off of players’ images, then they should only have to pay their players based on game performance.

  • confucius400

    48= Oakland Raiders: Brandon Burton, CB, Utah
    The remainder of Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract has been voided, so one of the league’s top cornerbacks is now a free agent. The Raiders will need a replacement.

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

    mortreport Chris Mortensen
    Filed to ESPN: Broncos hire Saints secondary coach Dennis Allen as defensive coordinator. Eagles were in running.

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

    Who else is looking for DC besides Raiders and Eagles?

  • YoungAmerican

    Was kind of hoping the Raiders would bring in Allen for an interview. From what I’ve heard the Saints considered him the heir apparent to Gregg Williams.

  • PassTheCheetos

    In business terms, drawing attendance and selling jerseys IS performance, just so much as playing. When the owners stop profiting off of players’ images, then they should only have to pay their players based on game performance.
    ————–
    Arent jerseys and merchandise revenue split among the owners? For some reason i think thats the case.

  • priesttj

    IMO Huff has demonstrated that he might ne the smartest DB we have his timing on plays the last 2 years has taken a 180 degree turn He used to be extremely cautious now he just reacts and makes big plays. The difference IMO is film study and watching his counterparts like Palomalu and Reed. He now sees things before they happen. His instincts have always been good he just would, for gthe lack of a better phrase “cut it loose” he would hesitate to make sure and when you do that it’s too late.

    Huff IMO is definitely in the top 5 safties in the game. THe steps he’s taken show up on gameday. I think Tyvon Branch has that same ability maybe even more. Branch has almost Ronnie Lott potential he just doesn’t watch film enough and his instincts tend to suffer as a result. But He is a bigtime hitter under that inconsistent lost occasionally exterior. He has to get with Huff and Nnamdi and spend a lot more time in film study. The same is true with MM34 they both need to learn the QB’s in this league as well as they can and the tendencies of their offenses that takes time but both players have unlimited potential given they dedicate themselves to the game as Huff has done.

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    Cheeto, how should that change my point? The player still brings that revenue. The more his merch sales, the more the owner/owners make, whether it’s one, or all of them.