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Wisniewski joins coaching staff

The Raiders announced on their Twitter account that former Pro Bowl guard Steve Wisniewski has joined the coaching staff as an assistant offensive line coach.

Wisniewski was on the staff of former Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh last year as a strength and conditioning coach.

How seriously do the Raiders take their legacy?

They announced Wisniewski as offensive line coach on their Twitter account and even had quotes.

Offensive coordinator Al Saunders was merely added to the coaching roster on the team Web site with no announcement.

Wisniewski replaces Chris Morgan, who was the offensive line assistant to line coach Jim Michalczik last season. Michalczik is returning to coach at Cal and Morgan was not retained.

In other news, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has pulled out of the Pro Bowl and will be replaced by Champ Bailey. Asomugha, though, at least got a trip to Honolulu out of it. He was with the AFC team Wednesday.

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  • YoungAmerican

    I’d love for the Raiders to draft Austin Pettis, but I just don’t see it happening. Al loves his young receivers too much.

    The upshot? Next year, assuming Heyward-Bey doesn’t live up to his draft status, Al can draft Michael Floyd in the first round.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    The upshot? Next year, assuming Heyward-Bey doesn’t live up to his draft status, Al can draft Michael Floyd in the first round.

    +++++++++++

    Yes please.

    For this year, I’d wet myself if Jonathan Baldwin somehow fell to #48 and the Raiders pounced.

  • YoungAmerican

    If Nnamdi leaves, the Raiders should sign Jonathan Joseph or Richard Marshall AND draft a CB.

    No rookie or FA will have quite the effect Nnamdi does, obviously, but at least the Raiders will be able to move around some money. In the event that happens, the Raiders need to be focused on finding a young CB who excels in man coverage.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Blues

    I feel your pain O. Pats fans are so entitled its pathetic. My sister-in-law lived in Boston for the last 5 years, so she thinks that the Patriots are like invincible and that Tom Brady is jesus resurrected.

    Easily my favorite moment of the post-season was watching the Pats go down in flames against the Jets, while my sis in law kept saying “But they were supposed to win, ESPN said they were gonna win.”

  • http://atm Raider O

    Daft WR V Brown from SDSU!
    Go Aztecs!!!
    Go Bucks!!!
    Damn you Mich!

  • DutchRaider77

    Damn you BB
    Damn you Patssies!!
    Damn you Brady!
    Damn the Tuck rule!!
    Damn their trades!!!

    I hate them all!!!!!!!

    ____________________________________________________

    Did anybody think of the Tuck Rule BS when saw Sanchez 2nd quarter fumble? I was that has to be a incomplete pass, just like the Tuck Rule?

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

    348.DutchRaider77 Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 9:51 am
    @Dakota
    Anywhere in the back of your mind do you think it is a good thing the Raiders do not have a first round pick?

    I know we do not know what is going to happen with the CBA and the rookie salary issue, but could we take the money and get a couple of proven vets instead?

    We seem to be a pretty young team, would now be the time to add some older guys? A couple O-linemen, D-Takcle (NT) and/or a OLB?
    +++++++++++++++

    Not really. Especially since it is the 17th pick…perfect spot to draft a C, G, NT….pretty inexpensive contract (last year it was 5 years $18 million with only about $10 million guaranteed for the 17th pick Iupoti). If Al misses on the 17th pick it doesn’t hurt as much as when he misses on a top ten pick (Gallery, Huff, DHB, Russell).

  • SilverNBlackPA

    In the event that happens, the Raiders need to be focused on finding a young CB who excels in man coverage.

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

    Might be McFadden or Ware, who knows? Let’s see how WMcFadden can play with a complete training camp. Nnamdi raved about his coverage ability before he popped that hammy and fell way behind.

    I like the idea of signing Richard Martin though if Asomugha takes a walk.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    And by “Richard Martin” I mean “Richard Marshall” Fail.

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

    352.SilverNBlackPA Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 9:55 am
    The upshot? Next year, assuming Heyward-Bey doesn’t live up to his draft status, Al can draft Michael Floyd in the first round.

    +++++++++++

    Yes please.

    For this year, I’d wet myself if Jonathan Baldwin somehow fell to #48 and the Raiders pounced.

    _______________________

    Floyd is the real deal.

  • http://atm Raider O

    BBB,

    LMAO @ “but they were supposed to win, ESPN said they were gonna win”

    Thx bro. That made me feel better!
    Still LMAO

  • YoungAmerican

    Yeah I definitely am eager to see how McFadden develops from year 1 to year 2. Ware, too. John Marshall was a big fan of Ware, said he could even play safety. We’ll have to see if the new DC agrees.

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

    Don’t worry guys, I know it is disappointing that we don’t have a first round draft pick and the draft talk will be super speculative, and there will be no free agency period, but take heart….all is not lost for this winter/Spring…..the Lakers are looking like themselves again, so at least we have that!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Blues

    yeah, real quote. I was just laughing my arse off the whole time. Girls watching football are hilarious.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    I think I’m gonna start beating the drum for Jurrell Casey out of USC for defensive tackle.

    6’1″, 305 pounds. Squat, strong, tough to move. Need someone like that to stuff the run.

  • http://atm Raider O

    You People.

    Ford, Chaz, and Murphy will make you forget all about M Floyd.
    DHB will block faster and better than any WR in the NFL. That dude can block! lol

  • RaiderRockstar

    If DHB produces 50+ catches in Year #3 it’ll be like he was our first round pick this year, because he’s been utterly non existant the first 2 years!

    drafted in the Top 10 and only has 35 catches in 2 seasons?

    *puke*

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

    At least I have Netflix to pass the time….working through season 2 of Californication and season 1 of Battlestar Gallactica at work via the Netflix watch instantly option.

    Yeah baby!

  • http://chismetime.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/sofia_vergara_01.jpg r8eray

    I wonder if owners have 100% name rights to their teams?

    And if so…can they dump the NFL, keep the name of team and sign other players (e.g. AFL, UFL, CFL), if the new CBA is not reached?

  • http://atm Raider O

    Damn the Lakers!
    I have SDSU BB team. Damn you BYU!
    I have my Bucks!! I love my Bucks! Damn you Mich!

    The Raiders are my passion. It’s a way of life ( Culture). Thank you Al Davis!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Battlestar Gallactica

    ***

    Dakota,

    is that the Scientology movie with John Travolta based off of a book by L. Ron Hubbard ???

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

    371.RaiderRockstar Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 10:12 am
    Battlestar Gallactica

    ***

    Dakota,

    is that the Scientology movie with John Travolta based off of a book by L. Ron Hubbard ???
    ______________

    No, that would be Battlefield Earth…Battlestar Gallactica is a TV show remake of a 1970s or 80s TV show starring Lorne Greene.

  • http://chismetime.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/sofia_vergara_01.jpg r8eray

    Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum conceded Friday that it “could be time to move on” from DE Vernon Gholston.
    Tannenbaum tempered that assessment by indicating that his coaching staff “see if there’s a role that makes sense” for Gholston before making a move. Reading between the lines, Tannenbaum is ready to move on from his 2008 first-round bust.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Blues

    I am gonna go ahead and get on the Cedric Thornton bandwagon right now. Dude has been a beast at the Senior Bowl, is a small school hidden gem, and the Raiders seem VERY interested. Like this kid a lot for our Waffle-led D-line.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I’m not sure the Raiders have room for Vernon Gholston if Jarvis Moss, Trevor Scott, Kam Wimbley & Quinton Groves all return …

    wouldn’t mind to see him replace Ricky Brown or Bruce Davis though, I guess. Depth?

  • RaiderRockstar

    No, that would be Battlefield Earth

    ***

    oh, ok

    I was gonna say, I hope you’re not THAT weird :P

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

    376.RaiderRockstar Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 10:24 am
    No, that would be Battlefield Earth

    ***

    oh, ok

    I was gonna say, I hope you’re not THAT weird

    ____________

    I have seen Battlefield Earth….very very bad movie.

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

    I love Sci-fi movies…..one of my favs of all time…Enemy Mine.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    I have seen Battlefield Earth….very very bad movie

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

    HORRIBLE move, but one of those that’s so bad, it’s fun to watch.

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

    I always wondered why Travolta took that role….never knew that L Ron Hubbard or whatever his name was, wrote it.

  • r8rwill

    mornin nation,
    i miss sunday football games. don’t think much of this super bowl,, go aaron rodgers and green bay!! but this sunday is way cool,,, lakers and celtics, lakes gonna whip some green azz,,,on national tv!!!

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Quick mock draft:

    2nd round – Jurrell Casey, DT, USC. 6’1″, 305 pounds

    3rd round – Marcus Gilbert, OT, Florida 6’6″, 329 pounds

    4th round – Pierre Allen, DE, Nebraska 6’4″, 273 pounds

    5th round – Zach Hurd, OG, Connecticut 6’7″, 325 pounds

    6th round – Greg McElroy, QB, Alabama 6’2″, 222 pounds

    7th round – DeAndre Brown, WR, Southern Mississippi 6’6″, 238 pounds

  • RedneckRaider (The Real MaddenRaider-Hater; seriously, I hate that guy…)

    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 10:55 am
    Quick mock draft:

    2nd round – Jurrell Casey, DT, USC. 6′1″, 305 pounds

    3rd round – Marcus Gilbert, OT, Florida 6′6″, 329 pounds

    4th round – Pierre Allen, DE, Nebraska 6′4″, 273 pounds

    5th round – Zach Hurd, OG, Connecticut 6′7″, 325 pounds

    6th round – Greg McElroy, QB, Alabama 6′2″, 222 pounds

    7th round – DeAndre Brown, WR, Southern Mississippi 6′6″, 238 pounds

    ********************

    Really think Gilbert will go that early?

    2- Stefen Wisniewski (OG/C Penn State)
    3- Colin Kaepernick (QB Nevada)
    4- Davon House (CB New Mexico State) / Rashard Carmichael (CB Virginia Tech) *2nd choice per BART
    5- Marcus Gilbert (OT[R] Florida)
    6- D.J. Holt (ILB Cal)
    7- DeAndre Brown (WR Southern Miss)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Blues

    OK, mock draft time:

    Version 1.0
    2nd-Orlando Franklin*, OG, Miami, 6’7″ 315lbs
    3rd-Casey Matthews, OLB, Oregon, 6’1″ 235lbs
    4th-Kendrick Burney, CB, UNC, 5’9″ 180lbs 4.47s
    5th-Cedric Thornton, DE, S. Arkansas 6’4″ 300lbs
    6th-Dion Lewis, HB, Pitt 5’7″ 195lbs
    7th-Taylor Potts, QB, TTech 6’4″ 220lbs

    *assuming Lil Wiz, Gabe Carimi and Kyle Rudolph are off the board by pick #48.

  • El Tato

    Raiders Linebacker Shot at in Hometown

    DECATUR, Alabama —

    An Oakland Raiders linebacker was shot at while visiting his hometown in Alabama.

    Thursday evening around 6:30, officers responded to a location after reports of shots fired.

    Originally they didn’t find a victim or any scene. A short time later Rolando McClain called cops to report shots were fired at his SUV.

    McClain said there was a group of people standing on a corner, and one of them started shooting at his SUV. Investigators found one round stuck in the rear hatch of McClain’s Chevrolet Tahoe. The bullet did not hit any of the passengers inside.

    Detectives questioned McClain and his passengers, and continue to follow leads from witnesses. No word if they have any suspects identified.

    McClain was drafted by the Raiders as the 8th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college ball at the University of Alabama.

    http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-oakland-raiders-linebacker-20110128,0,3955299.story

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

    Posted by: John Shryock – bio | email

    DECATUR, AL (WSFA) – Oakland Raiders linebacker and former Crimson Tide player Rolando McClain called Decatur Police Thursday evening to report that he’d been shot at. No one was injured in the incident, however.

    McClain met with officers and reported that while he was driving a group of people who were standing on the corner started shooting at his vehicle.

    Officers confirmed that at least one round struck the rear hatch of McClain’s Chevrolet Tahoe though it “did not penetrate the passenger compartment.” The vehicle was processed and a bullet was recovered.

    Detectives said they interviewed the passengers in McClain’s vehicle at the time of the shooting and continue to follow leads in the case.

    McClain left the University of Alabama before his senior year to go professional. He was 8th overall in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

    Anyone with information concerning this case, can contact the Decatur Police Department at (256) 341- 4660. Persons with information can remain anonymous.

    Copyright 2011 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • RaiderRockstar

    this sunday is way cool,,, lakers and celtics

    ***

    Best in the East versus 2nd best in the West!

    the Celtics have already beaten the Spurs, Thunder, Jazz & Nuggets in the West so far this season.

    Boston 99
    L.A. 94

    Print That

  • http://chismetime.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/sofia_vergara_01.jpg r8eray

    I thought McClain was smarter than that….hanging out with those type of people?

  • http://chismetime.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/sofia_vergara_01.jpg r8eray

    Lakers 103
    Celtics 98

    Laker Nation Baby!!

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

    Lakers 128, Celtics 72.

    FUGG THE Cs!

  • http://chismetime.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/sofia_vergara_01.jpg r8eray
  • RaiderRockstar

    Joe Flacco actually liked Jim Zorn.

    -Aaron Wilson (twitter)

    ***

    go get’em AL!

  • RaiderRockstar

    tons of Raider players on twitter right now.

    none of them commenting on the McClain shooting …

    maybe they weren’t surprised?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Desean Jackson Recruiting Nmandi Asomugha At Pro Bowl

    - Yardbarker

  • El Tato

    maybe they are not aware, news appeared on the net around 20 minutes ago

  • RaiderRockstar

    Donation by Raiders’ Jared Veldheer helps save Hillsdale’s marine biology program

    ***

    good kid!

  • http://chismetime.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/sofia_vergara_01.jpg r8eray

    RR, wow….ever since you joined the Tweeter community, you’ve been on top of things!

    ***

    good kid!
    ;)

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    I agree satele played very well at times in the second half of the year. However he cant be our starter for the future. He is simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Satele is a pure zone blocking center, and doesnt fit our power scheme. we saw what happened vs, pitt, and mia, he was destroyed in those games and wasnt able to get any push. He is now a square peg and cant fit the round hole.

    No im afraid we need a power blocking beast to anchor our line. Again I think he became a good player this year, but he is miscast. Our line is goign to be more like the hogs, of the 80′s or those great raider teams 70′s 80′s, and I cant wait.

  • RaiderRockstar

    ever since you joined the Tweeter community, you’ve been on top of things!

    ***

    ray,

    i’m still learning from the mastas!

    following you & 408 for a reason man …

  • http://chismetime.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/sofia_vergara_01.jpg r8eray

    lol