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Huff says McClain is OK

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, January 28th, 2011 at 9:18 pm in Oakland Raiders.

There is not a lot of information to add to the earlier report of Rolando McClain being unhurt following a drive-by shooting in his home of Decatur, Ala.

Raiders senior assistant John Herrera said “We’re aware of it,” and the club had no other comment.

As tight-lipped as the Raiders are in almost any circumstance, there is no reason to be putting forth any information on such a serious matter especially when McClain is apparently fine and there is no reason to believe he is anything other than a potential victim.

Safety Michael Huff said on his Twitter account: “I just talked to Rolando and he’s doing good. Everything is fine.”

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  • Chris in NY

    I wasn’t real blown away by anybody in this senior bowl. Some guys I do like:
    - DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma
    - Stanzi, QB, Iowa
    - That CB from NC
    - The safety from Rutgers
    - Jordan, DE, Cal
    - Matthews, LB, Oregon

    Didn’t watch the oline all that closely.

  • Chris in NY

    I do think Murray is going to be a star RB. Anyone know wherE he’s supposed to get picked? Obviously not a big need for us if we bring back Bush. Still, he’ll be real good right away. Keep him in mind as a fantasy football sleeper.

  • Chris in NY

    Just Fire,
    Seems fixable. Great upside for a potential franchise QB in the mid-rounds.

  • Raiders for life

    Anyone seen RG Alex Parsons play?

  • priesttj

    I like Locker I just wouldn’t touch him in the 1st 2 rnds as a 3rd rnd QB I’d take him because as I said about Kaepernick and Newton he needs a lot more work. Gabbert is also a project quite frankly he just ahs tremendous upside like Newton. He is just know for throw form and accuracy but I don’t think he is anywhere near Bradford. Bradford was deadly accurate and still is he has greatness all over him. While all of these guys are projects.

    Cam Newton could very well surprise us all because he is very accurate and we all know the other intangibles. Keapernick can be very accurate at times as well he just takes off and runs tooo often.

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

    # Kirk Says:
    January 29th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    A report suggest Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain purchased a firearm Thursday prior to the shots being fired at his car later that evening.

    According to WAFF-TV, McClain made the purchase at Academy Sports in Decatur, Ala.

    Attempts to confirm the report proved unsuccessful. The local store referred our inquiry to the corporate office who refused to comment based on the ongoing police investigation and customer privacy concerns.

    It is unclear whether McClain’s alleged purchase is connected with the shooting of his Chevy Tahoe Thursday evening.

    ………

    So?

    Second amendment?

  • Just Fire Baby

    I have followed Demarco Murray’s career since he was playing HS in Vegas.

    Damn shame that he has blown his knee out twice I believe.

    Was a sure fire top 15 pick, know he was fighting for reps at the Senior Bowl to sneak into the 3rd round maybe.

    Tons of talent.

  • alex7

    Chris, why do accuracy issues seem fixable to you?

    Accuracy is deemed by scouts to be one of the two must-haves for a QB prospect (the other being arm-strength).

    60% is the cut-off most scouts use as a bottom line. If you’re not above that, you’re usually not an NFL QB. Certainly there are guys ABOVE that who have other issues and fail in the NFL, but very rarely does someone who have a sub 60% completion in the NCAA translate that into NFL success.

    These things have been covered before on Football Outsiders and ESPN, and proven by research to be true.

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

    Scouts. LOL. Yeah. We’ve got a whole team of scouts looking at quarterbacks right now. They’re working in shifts!

  • Chris in NY

    I believe Stanzi was over 60% comp pct. Put up over 3,000 yards with a terrific td/int ratio. If he has any accuracy issues relating to throwing high that sounds like a minor mechanical flaw to me.

  • J Hill

    What does the owner see as the weak links of the squad?

    You may not like the players he selected the past few years, but few can argue the positions he’s drafted weren’t needs.

    Their MIGHT be a starting job on the OL for a 2nd rd pick. Other than that, you guy are not thinking like the owner if you think he doesn’t like 2 guys from the Wimbley, Groves, Howard, Goethel group enough to draft OLB in rd 2.

    ShoNasty, Houston, and Scott = no DE in rd 2

    Routt, Ware, McFadden = no DB in rd 2.

    OL will most likely be the 2nd rd pick. WR has an outside shot with Miller and JLH being shown the door.

  • armond

    been sayin i woild take kaepernick. perfect guy to develop for a few years while we continue to build the team. we need an aaron rodgers/favre situation here. colin has a ton of talent and we wouldnt have to worry about qb for a while. that dude has a big arm made for this offense.

  • armond

    jarvis jenkins looked real good and hankerson was the best player on the field. if hank is available u take him. he most likely will be a 1rst rndr. mathews is better than given credit for and chris in ny is right. clay was a late bloomer. reyrey and cushing were both considered better than him. none of us know what his 40 time will be until the combine. i thought al davis only cared about that and some of u guys.

  • alex7

    Armond, I agree with your overall philosophy, but it’s a little funny comparing Kaepernick/Campbell to Rodgers/Favre :)

    But yeah, I’m all for a new QB on the roster next year.

  • armond

    marecic needs to be on our radar as well. we need to get as many physical players as possible. sherman from stanford played well and taylor of baylor was an animal. i didnt care for the coaching in this game. the north squad looked like they were the bengals. hudson of florida st played well along with the canadian dude watson. not a great game overall but there was still alot of talent out there. that hankerson kid is a perfect fit for us.

  • alex7

    Chris,

    Stanzi has good accuracy, but lacks some arm strength. Poor guy had to go head to head with the bazooka-armed Gabbert on national TV.

    Not a Davis’ type of QB pick. He’s Kyle Orton a few years younger.

  • armond

    alex do u really think im sayin campbell is as good as favre? the point is getting a young guy to groom while we have veteran to lead us. i didnt think i needed to spell it out for people. whether YOU like it or not jc is the starter. he aint great but lets see what he does instead of complaining about him. i just hope al davis doesnt let his love affair with jc stop him from seeing the bigger picture. if kaep is available in the 3rd-5th rnds, TAKE HIM AL!!!!

  • http://atm Raider O

    J,

    If you think we are good at WLB and CB, then I don’t know what team you were watching last year.
    -Goethel?! Really?
    -Groves & TH didn’t do much.
    -Ware & McFadden didn’t do anything last year, we have 2 FA CBs, and you dnt thnk we need to add another CB?!
    This team needs a WLB, another CB, and OL help. Period!

  • http://atm Raider O

    So the owner likes TH, Groves, and Goethel at WLB?! Link please?

    I also heard the owner talk about our WRs in the last PC, and I don’t think he wants to draft more young guys.

    We will draft OL, OLB, and CB! Print that!

  • http://atm Raider O

    -Let’s start with the WLB: Groves is a tweener similar to Wimbley, he can rush the passer, and make plays close to the LOS. He can’t cover, and he doesn’t play Nickel. TH has the speed and skills to cover, but he lacks something (IQ, Motivation, etc..), and he doesn’t play well close to the LOS. Wimbley plays SLB, and he plays DE in passing situations (perfect fit for him IMHO)
    We need another LB next to McClain that can play WLB, and can stay on the field on all downs.

    -CB: it all depends on what we do with Nnamdi & Routt. I think we resign Nnamdi and let Routt go. I also think CJ will take a paycut, or he will be cut. I think regardless of we we do, Al will draft a CB. I’m willing to bet on it. lol

  • alex7

    Armond, I said it was a little funny. That’s all. Settle down.

  • JB

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    January 29th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    # Kirk Says:
    January 29th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    A report suggest Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain purchased a firearm Thursday prior to the shots being fired at his car later that evening.

    According to WAFF-TV, McClain made the purchase at Academy Sports in Decatur, Ala.

    Attempts to confirm the report proved unsuccessful. The local store referred our inquiry to the corporate office who refused to comment based on the ongoing police investigation and customer privacy concerns.

    It is unclear whether McClain’s alleged purchase is connected with the shooting of his Chevy Tahoe Thursday evening.
    ………
    So?

    Second amendment?
    ***************************
    If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq Theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.

    The firearm death rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means you are about 25 per cent more likely to be shot and killed in the US capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the U.S., than you are in Iraq.

    Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington.

  • djohnnyg

    # 172 JB,

    LMAO. That was freaking funny.

  • djohnnyg

    If this blog is any indication or serves as a baromter for the Raider Nation, then the Raiders have the worst freakin’ fans in all of sports.

    I have never heard more criticism, more nit-picking of faults, more discounting of the franchises accomplishments etc. etc. than I see here.

    So called “fans” praising the NY Giants and trying to minimize the talents of great Raider players and these ones “claim” to be fans?

    Be whatever you want but don’t claim to be a Raider fan with garbage like that.

    It’s one thing to be critical of the team in hopes of seeing improvement, but there is no way alot of the posters on here are actual Raider fans which make the anti-Raider posts that much more pathetic, cuz they come from guys who are on here every freaking day.

    Hey Raider “fans”; the Raiders actually did do some good things this year but maybe you save all your “postive vibes” for the Niners I guess.

  • Raider 510

    Johnnyg don’t throw everyone under the bus. We know who the quackheads are…is…RMR. Duh.

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

    JB, that doesn’t factor in Iraqi civilians. Thanks for playing, though.

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    156.The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    January 29th, 2011 at 9:10 pm
    # Kirk Says:
    January 29th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    A report suggest Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain purchased a firearm Thursday prior to the shots being fired at his car later that evening.

    According to WAFF-TV, McClain made the purchase at Academy Sports in Decatur, Ala.

    Attempts to confirm the report proved unsuccessful. The local store referred our inquiry to the corporate office who refused to comment based on the ongoing police investigation and customer privacy concerns.

    It is unclear whether McClain’s alleged purchase is connected with the shooting of his Chevy Tahoe Thursday evening.

    ………

    So?

    Second amendment?

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

    Thats the best thing I have ever read, that you wrote.

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

    djohnnyg Says:
    January 29th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Hey Raider “fans”; the Raiders actually did do some good things this year

    …………

    Couldn’t have been that good. The head coach was canned. Maybe Al Davis is one of these haters you’re talking about?

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

    The lack of support for McClain from usual second amendment supporters is a bit surprising. Well, really, it’s not…

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    172.JB Says:
    January 29th, 2011 at 11:07 pm
    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    January 29th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    # Kirk Says:
    January 29th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    A report suggest Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain purchased a firearm Thursday prior to the shots being fired at his car later that evening.

    According to WAFF-TV, McClain made the purchase at Academy Sports in Decatur, Ala.

    Attempts to confirm the report proved unsuccessful. The local store referred our inquiry to the corporate office who refused to comment based on the ongoing police investigation and customer privacy concerns.

    It is unclear whether McClain’s alleged purchase is connected with the shooting of his Chevy Tahoe Thursday evening.
    ………
    So?

    Second amendment?
    ***************************
    If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq Theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.

    The firearm death rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means you are about 25 per cent more likely to be shot and killed in the US capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the U.S., than you are in Iraq.

    Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington.

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

    Conclusion: GUN LAWS DON”T WORK.

    Fools do work in DC with guns cause they know the good guys arn’t carrying a gun. If thay had open carry, or CCW the bad guys would think twice.

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

    The analogy is stupid, anyway. It doesn’t factor in Iraq civilian deaths, which have been off the charts throughout the war. It’s a far fetched analogy.

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

    # The Dirtee Raccoon Says:
    January 30th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    If thay had open carry, or CCW the bad guys would think twice.

    …………

    Sure. Just like the recent rash of cop killers are thinking twice? Oh, btw, cops are armed. All the time.

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    I support McClain as a player, thats it.

    What he does off the field, I could care less.

    The dude that shot @ RM needs to be thrown in Jail for attempted murder!

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

    Everyone was armed in the wild west. The outlaws didn’t think twice. Jessie James didn’t think twice. Billy The Kid didn’t think twice.

  • Raider 510

    Counterpunch.org great information all the time on this site.

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    MR are you saying planning to kill, and killing a cop has much to do with the use of guns in crimes?

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

    I’m saying open carry laws aren’t going to make anyone think twice about shiiit, Raccoon. The hungry will eat one way or another.

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    184.The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    January 30th, 2011 at 12:06 am
    Everyone was armed in the wild west. The outlaws didn’t think twice. Jessie James didn’t think twice. Billy The Kid didn’t think twice.

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

    Oh did you know some outlaws? Just cause you have read childrens books about two famous outlaws don’t mean you know what yer talkin bout.

    Jessie James, and Billy the Kid… LMAO yer too much MR

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

    Oh, yeah, there were no outlaws in the wild west, Racoon. All folklore. Truth is, the west was run by armed peasants who shot all criminals and left them in a pile. Dodge City, Deadwood, all fictional cities. Made up.

  • priesttj

    Just because you could carry a gun doesn’t mean everyone did. Billy the kid shot people in the back. JJ just robbed trains and then there were noted hired guns who were much faster than most. But to be sure the average citizen was much more prepared to defend themselves thus it did affect how they were treated. People didn’t as easily disrespect others. The guns in those days were very poorly made if you were within 10 feet of someone the likelyhood that you would hit that target was very limited. The best guns to use were rifles.

    Peopel lived a lot longer then as far murders were concerned t was until the 20th century that murder rates rose in this country. Prior to that murders were very very rare.

  • priesttj

    JJ robbed trains and banks not people.

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

    Gangs and drug dealers, drug crews, etc, are typically armed. Does that stop their enemies from shooting at them? One gang goes into a rival gang’s turf, they know they’re armed. Do they “think twice”? The statistics say no.

  • priesttj

    Killing a man normally brought about swift justice at the end of a rope. Trials were not always a factor and when they did take place they were shoddy and more prone to mob submission. Violence wasn’t tolerated much at all it usually resulted in swift punsihment. Now you do a few years and you’re on the street hat is more responsible for prevelance of violence than any one thing.

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

    Priest, you get life without parole, possible death penalty for killing someone today. Murder is not even remotely inconsequential. Yet, gang members and angry right wingers still do it. They don’t care if they get caught.

  • priesttj

    Capitol punsihment is very rare especially for black on black crime. They don’t care because they don’t get much time. If they knew they would burn for murder 90% of those kids would put guns down by morning. They KNOW they wont.

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    189.The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    January 30th, 2011 at 12:15 am
    Oh, yeah, there were no outlaws in the wild west, Racoon. All folklore. Truth is, the west was run by armed peasants who shot all criminals and left them in a pile. Dodge City, Deadwood, all fictional cities. Made up.

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

    No one said they were “folklore”

    “Armed peasants” = average citizens.

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

    priest, almost all murderers get serious time. Most get life. Just what alternative universe are you living in?

  • http://www.hotmail.com The Dirtee Raccoon

    MR did one of yer East Side Piru boys tell you that?

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

    Every gang in Los Angeles or “turf” in Oakland that’s been around for some time has several members doing life without parole, for murder. And the active “soldiers” in these sets know that, and know they face the same fate if they pull that trigger and take a life, and get caught. Yet, they still do it, priest. That lunatic who peeled Congresswoman Gifford’s cap and killed a judge at a Safeway parking lot knew he would get life, probably the death penalty, for that type of massacre. Didn’t give a fuuuuu.

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

    Pirus are in Rancho, Raccoon. I’m in East Sac proper. By sac state. The 50′s. Totally middle class over here.