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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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  • priesttj

    I’m talking about frying ‘em within 3 years if there is undisputed proof they committed murder. If they saw kids getting dragged down halls to the gas chambers for committing murder this stuff would stop in a few years. If they knew for certain the outcome was death by capitol punsihment. That is my point!! life in prison for some of them is better thah what they experience on the streets.

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

    MR the Lincoln Village Piru’s are on the East side. Are you sure you live there?

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

    Raccoon, if you need a link to a Sacramento map, let me know. I live in proper East Sacramento, which is east of midtown. The East Side you’re thinking of is Lincoln Village, Rancho, et al. I don’t live anywhere near there.

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

    If a man wants to do something, nothing is gonna stop him, dang sure not the law.

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

    Oh so yer by 33rd street? Hmmmm

    So cause Pocket is on the west side of Sac it should be called West Sac?

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

    priest, you’re living in a fantasy land. And again, this goes back to my analogy of gangs. They know they could die at the hands of their rival gang, but they still go into that territory and set trip. They know death is a consequence, priest. If a rival gang member sees them, he’ll shoot at them. If that bullet hits them in the head or a vital organ, they’re dead, priest. They don’t care. They go anyway. There is a segment of society that simply does not fear death. And, they wouldn’t fear the gas chamber, either. What’s the difference? Dead is dead.

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

    I’m 20 blocks from 33rd…and that’s 33rd midtown. 33rd Oak Park Im even further from. I did go to Sac High though, so I’m familiar with the area. I don’t undestand your question about the pocket area.

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

    I am suprised you even know where 33rd in Oak Park is.

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

    This is old, priest. It’s about some Mexican gangs in Compton. It’s from ’93. Listen closely to what this kid says at 2:40 Key words: “This is fun”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n18iEm-lHDQ

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

    I went so Sac High, Raccoon. I know where almost everything in Oak Park is.

  • priesttj

    I know that’s true but the law is allowing them to take care of each other instead of doing their jobs. They just don’t want it in their hoods they could round up 80% of thos ekids out there killling each other but that would involve tax dollars. This way most of them die at the hands of the other. It all works out for the law they allow street law to take care of it. But what that does is give these kids a sense of honor. Rather than letting them fry.

    I’m tellling ya swifter judicial punsihment works it always has. They aren’t afraid to die if they don’t have time to think about it. Give ‘em a few days to think it over I’ll gaurantee you it is much more difficult way to go.

    You’ll never stop them all but I gaurantee you some would get scared straight……………..period

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

    We should meet up @ Luigi’s Pizza some day, and talk RAIDERS.

  • DKnight007

    # Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 29th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Casey Mathews is 6 foot flat, 232 pounds and barely runs under a 5.0 forty.

    If his name was Casey Johnson, he wouldn’t even get drafted, IMO.

    Who knows, he may turn into a Zack Thomas type MLB (no chance in hell he plays on the outside in the NFL with his pedestrain athleticism), but with his measurables, he is not even on Al Davis’ watch list.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Nah….I think Casey is athletic enough. May not be athletic as Clay of course….but he is plenty athletic IMO.

    Put him on the outside and he will fly to the football and make plays and he can get to the QB is used properly in blitz packages and he can also play special teams. He has a strong build, high motor and high football IQ.

    After the combine and his workouts his stock will rise and I guarantee he will not fall to the 5th Round.

    He will be gone by Round 3 IMO.

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

    Sac high thats right I remember now. What year did you graduate?

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

    Sounds good to me, Racoon. I know someone who works there, someone else who went to Sac.

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

    Ha ha. Sorry, Raccoon. I fly anonymous on here, too many hot headed Davis loyalists, you never know what they’ll do. One already threatened to kill me. You don’t need anymore info. on me.

  • priesttj

    That video just proves ,y point look how young those kids are it’s no different than warfare out there that is what it is I have nephews just like them who are full of bullet holes if they’re not dead I was somewhat like that as a youngster. They don’t know any better. I ahve anephew who was sho 6 times and lived now the call him tri-G he’s an idiot. What else do they have to live for that’s why I said life in prison in some cases is better than living on the streets. But if you started frying ‘em left and right a whole lot of would get scared straight.

    The kids in that video are way too stupid and young to know better. That proves my point.

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

    Be back later. I am off to Maries Donuts to see whats fresh.

  • fingers

    “”"Yikes”"”"!!!

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

    This place goes insane after midnight.

  • Just Fire Baby

    J Hill,

    Travis Goethel? Seriously man?

    That is not an Al guy, probably a Cable type guy (undersized, undertalented) who may not even make the team next year. Groves is average at best, I would expect this Moss guy to maybe take his spot next year.

    Wimbley is a solid LB, but he plays DE half the time anyways. So we got a lot of plays out there for a potential OLB draftee, and I say it should be a top priority in the draft.

    DB is up in the air with all of our FA’s. But if Nnamdi or Huff walks (or both) expect to see more than one DB drafted this year.

    I say RT, DB and OLB are at the top of the list. WR maybe (watch for Titus Young, has Al Davis written all over him) but it will have to be an Al Davis type WR.

  • http://atm Raider O

    You People are Craaaazy!
    I love this place.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Vegas,

    We need a WLB that can play all 3 downs. I think we should draft an OLB, OT, CB, C, OG, DT, and QB.

  • Just Fire Baby

    We don’t have that many picks O, lol.

    We only have 6 picks this year (unless of course a trade).

    Don’t sleep on maybe a 5th round pick or later on a RB. Bush may not be here, and Bennett is old, and Rock is really a ST guy.

    My top 3 positions to look at in rounds 2-4, would be OLB, RT(OT), and DB.

    We will find out what Al and Hue really think of Soup long-term, if they go the whole draft without taking a QB.

    JC is on the last year of his contract, and even if he does well, he will be unrestricted and could just leave anyways.

    We need a Plan B for 2012 and beyond. 2011 is all Soup.

  • No Mas Diamante

    138.r8eray Says:
    January 29th, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    Jerry and fellow bloggers, I have a copy of Sunday’s (1-30-11) paper in my hands and came across the Sports front page.

    Reads something like this..

    2020 NFL VISION ON THE FIELD
    First of three parts

    ARE 400-POUND LINEMAN A POSSIBILITY?
    WHAT WILL THE FIELD LOOK LIKE?
    COULD IT BE WIDENED?
    WILL THE GAME REQUIRE EXTRA OFFICIALS?
    ARE REPLAY CHANGES ON THE HORIZON?
    COULD MICROCHIPS BE PLACED IN NFL BALLS?
    WILL THERE BE 12 PLAYERS PER SIDE?
    WHAT WILL HELMETS LOOK LIKE?
    WHAT ABOUT PADS AND UNIFORMS?
    ARE HELMET CAMERAS IN THE FUTURE?
    WILL THERE BE 18 GAMES?
    HOW ABOUT 34 TEAMS?
    WILL ANY OF THIS HAPPEN BY 2020?

    As the league and its fans benefit from a golden age of technology, predicting the future isn’t easy, but it appears big changes are inevitable.
    By Sam Farmer

    Pretty interesting…hmmm
    Thoughts?

    44444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444

    I think we’re going the wrong direction with the gear these guys wear. Need to go back to leather helmets with no face masks and smaller pads. Go ahead and laugh but I bet you injuries would go down. Tackleing would become more of an art form instead of just running into to someone full speed head down.

  • http://Www.bullycains.com r8dercain

    Groves is average at best, I would expect this Moss guy to maybe take his spot next year.

    Wimbley is a solid LB, but he plays DE half the time anyways. So we got a lot of plays out there for a potential OLB draftee, and I say it should be a top priority in the draft.
    ———————-
    IMO groves an wimbley were definite up grades
    but we probably should look for them to replace groves

  • Just Fire Baby

    I think the bigger issue is the size and speed of these guys today.

    Did you know that Rolando McClain is bigger than Lyle Alzado? That is crazy!!!

    I think the league will soon mandate more padding on the players, like more hip pads and such, that will attempt to add padding and slightly reduce the speed guys are able to run.

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

    Good Morning Nation!

    You guys ready for some football?
    I’m taking the NFC -1 and the under!
    ;)
    Just Win Baby!!

  • http://raiders.com Raider Ray

    Today is a good day to get effed up and smash some mail boxes.

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

    JFB, Las Vegas is concerned about the possibility of a NFL Lockout next year. They are aware of the situation and the collateral damage it will create. Estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars, Super Bowl 45 is projected to generate about 95 million for the Vegas Casinos.

  • YoungAmerican

    I wish the mob still controlled Las Vegas. They’d know how to convince the owners and the union to find some common ground pretty quickly.

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

    YA, they would tell Al Davis, Bud Adams, Dan Snyder, Ralph Wilson, and Arther Blank….” FORGET ABOUT IT”!

    It’s like saying “go eff yourself” meaning…do it or your gonna get wacked!

  • http://atm Raider O

    Vegas,

    I thought we had 2 in the 7th.

  • YoungAmerican

    2nd – OG/C Stefan Wisniewski or CB Jimmy Smith
    3rd – OLB Greg Jones or OG/C John Moffitt
    4th – OT/OG Darrius Morris or OG Will Rackley
    5th – RB Roy Helu or LB Casey Matthews

  • http://0 Bob Marley

    Here’s a name to keep an eye on:

    Fort Valley State WR Ricardo Lockette…he’s got the size (almost 6’3 and 212) and will probably ran the fastest 40 at the combine, I’m sure the Raiders will be watching, he was an Auburn recruit but academics kept him out:

    - With the NFL Scouting Combine only 50 days away, Fort Valley State wide out Ricardo Lockette is already working out in Phoenix, Arizona at Triple Threat Performance. Lockette says, “The whole goal is the get bigger, faster and stronger.”

    The positive buzz surrounding Lockette is understandable; he’s big receiver (6’2” ¾ and 212 pounds) with a track background and blazing speed.

    During the Russell Athletic HBCU All-Star game played on December 18th at the Georgia Dome, Lockette posted a 4.35 in the 40-yard dash.

    “Yeah, 4.35…you know, it was a bad day for me. With my track background I’ve run 4.27 and 4.28 on numerous occasions,” said Lockette of his result. “Right now I’m in Arizona training, so hopefully I’ll get that 4.35 back to where it needs to be.”

    With his 2009 200-Meter Championship in Division II, he has reason to expect an improvement.

    But don’t confuse the confidence as arrogance.

    The young man from Albany, Georgia says of his chance to play pro football, “It’s a humbling situation because you know this isn’t something that happens to everybody, every day. I’m just thankful right now.”

    During his time around scouts at the Russell Athletic HBCU Bowl Lockette said he was compared to the Houston Texans’ Jacoby Jones and Atlanta Falcons’ Roddy White due to his size.

    Lockette has his own ideas, “The down-the-field type…a big-play, a Calvin Johnson-type guy who goes and jumps up for the ball,” was the guy Lockette compared himself to.

    “I plan on having the fastest time in the 40 for the whole combine,” said Lockette. But don’t think it’s just speed he’s hoping to impress with. He also wants to have “the most bench presses by receivers.”

    Lockette has posted a high of 23 reps of 225 pounds, and his max bench press of 343 will have him in position to be one hot name as the NFL Draft nears.

    When asked to describe himself Lockette said, “I’m just a small town guy. I’m very religious. I thank God for everything that happens to me.”

    This small town kid might be giving thanks again because he is definitely one to watch as we approach the 2011 NFL Draft.

  • http://0 Bob Marley

    Ricardo Lockette interview with The National Football Post:

    “Fort Valley State wide receiver Ricardo Lockette is hoping to make a big impression on the NFL brass at the NFL scouting combine next month in Indianapolis.

    The former NCAA Division II 200-meter champion ran the 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds at the HBCU All-State game last month at the Georgia Dome.

    The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder has been training in Phoenix at Triple Threat Performance and is hoping to run under 4.3 seconds at the NFL scouting combine.

    The former Auburn signee caught 23 passes for 262 yards and one touchdown last season in a Wildcat offense. He averaged 24 yards per kickoff return.

    National Football Post caught up Lockette for a telephone interview this week as he continues to prepare for the upcoming Texas vs. the Nation all-star game.

    NFP: What are you hearing from NFL scouts about your draft stock?

    Lockette: “I had a pretty decent college career and scouts started coming in and checking me out. It’s kind of early, but I’m thinking I’ll go in the middle rounds. I hope to go even higher. That’s what the draft process is all about, showing them what you can do.”

    NFP: Do you have more to prove coming from a small school?

    Lockette: “It’s definitely a tougher road. I feel like it makes you hungrier and makes you work harder. You have a chip on your shoulder because you have to prove yourself.”

    NFP: What kind of 40-yard dash time do you think you’ll run at the combine?

    Lockette: “I wasn’t too happy with my time at the HCBU game. That was the fastest time there. I’m planning on running the fastest time at the combine. I’m looking to run in the mid 4.2s. I have a pretty speedy background. I’m looking forward to running it again.”

    NFP: What other kind of test results are you looking to put up?

    Lockette: “I’ve done 23 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press before. I want to do the most by a receiver. I’m expecting to do a 38-inch vertical leap.”

    NFP: Were you expecting to be invited to the combine?

    Lockette: “Oh yeah, it’s a dream come true. I’m excited. I can’t wait to show what I can do.”

    NFP: Why did you go to Fort Valley State?

    Lockette: “I liked the surroundings there. We got a lot of support from the fans. It wasn’t too big and it wasn’t too small. I really enjoyed myself there.”

    NFP: What happened with Auburn?

    Lockette: “I didn’t make my SAT score, so I went to junior college. It worked out well. Everything happens for a reason.”

    NFP: What happened with the offense this year?

    Lockette: “Our quarterback went down with an injury and we went with a running back. We ran the Wildcat. I did a lot of blocking. Our quarterback just threw short routes, no deep balls, no posts.”

    NFP: Was it tough choosing an agent?

    Lockette: “My agent is Zeke Sandhu. It was a really, really tough decision, but I think I ended up with the right guy. My parents handled it for me. Now that’s out of the way, it’s all about football.”

    NFP: How long have you been playing football?

    Lockette: “I’m not just a track guy. I’ve been playing football since I was six years old. Playing football has always been a childhood dream of mine. I’ve been practicing all my life.”

    NFP: What do you expect out of the Texas v s. the Nation game?

    Lockette: “I’m ready to play. I’m excited about every opportunity to get to play football in that caliber of game.”

    NFP: What do you hope to show the scouts?

    Lockette: “I want to show them Im an all-around player, not just a speed guy. I didn’t get a chance to show them a lot of routes last year, so I want to showcase that in an all-star game. I’m just grateful for the opportunity.

    “I want to show them that I’m a big-play kind of guy like a Calvin Johnson or a Roddy White. I want to represent my school and my family positively and help myself for the future. Playing in the NFL is my dream.”

  • Just Fire Baby

    Ray,

    Sports books are just like poker tables, the casino has them to lure people inside.

    It’s not the revenue of the juice or the rake on the tables they would be concerned about, it would be the reduction in foot traffic.

    You’ve seen it, casino’s are packed on football Sundays, and relatively calm all other Sundays.

  • SilverSurfer

    “Did you know that Rolando McClain is bigger than Lyle Alzado? That is crazy!!!”

    ^^^^
    And that was with Lyle juiced up on ‘roids.
    At the end, he was less than half his playing size, sad to say

  • DKnight007

    # No Mas Diamante Says:
    January 30th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    138.r8eray Says:
    January 29th, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    Jerry and fellow bloggers, I have a copy of Sunday’s (1-30-11) paper in my hands and came across the Sports front page.

    Reads something like this..

    2020 NFL VISION ON THE FIELD
    First of three parts

    ARE 400-POUND LINEMAN A POSSIBILITY?
    WHAT WILL THE FIELD LOOK LIKE?
    COULD IT BE WIDENED?
    WILL THE GAME REQUIRE EXTRA OFFICIALS?
    ARE REPLAY CHANGES ON THE HORIZON?
    COULD MICROCHIPS BE PLACED IN NFL BALLS?
    WILL THERE BE 12 PLAYERS PER SIDE?
    WHAT WILL HELMETS LOOK LIKE?
    WHAT ABOUT PADS AND UNIFORMS?
    ARE HELMET CAMERAS IN THE FUTURE?
    WILL THERE BE 18 GAMES?
    HOW ABOUT 34 TEAMS?
    WILL ANY OF THIS HAPPEN BY 2020?

    As the league and its fans benefit from a golden age of technology, predicting the future isn’t easy, but it appears big changes are inevitable.
    By Sam Farmer

    Pretty interesting…hmmm
    Thoughts?

    44444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444

    I think we’re going the wrong direction with the gear these guys wear. Need to go back to leather helmets with no face masks and smaller pads. Go ahead and laugh but I bet you injuries would go down. Tackleing would become more of an art form instead of just running into to someone full speed head down.

    ^^^^^^^
    I agree with actually.

    The football helmet with a facemask is used more and more as a weapon and players lead with that sucker without looking at what they are hitting. Pop Warner all the way thru high school ball taught us to to always see what we are hitting.

    Keep your head up at all times. Never bring your head down and not see what you are going to hit, because thats when bad things happen.

    If these players didn’t have that facemask and heavy helmet involved, there is no way they they would be leading with the helmet as much as they do.

  • http://raiders.com Raider Ray

    It’s deader than my d*ck in here today.

  • YoungAmerican

    Ricardo Lockette, eh? If he can catch, I’m all for it. Sounds like he could be a more durable Chaz.

  • SilverSurfer

    you guys are a riot.
    No faceguard? Less injuries?
    they went to more advanced equipment because of all the injuries.
    A lot of injuries to the head had nothing to do with leading with the helmet

  • DKnight007

    I think Casey would be a solid WLB in the Raiders 4-3 alignment. He flys to the football and he may not be as athletic as Clay….but of course Casey is atheletic.

    By the time the combine comes around…I expect him to be 6’1, 235.

    What matters with Casey is game tape….and the kid has the football IQ, enough athleticism, and high motor to make plays at the next level as a WLB in a 4-3 or as 3-4 ILB/OLB. He can also play special teams.

    The kid has versatility and he was playing ALL the LB spots in that Senior Bowl game.

    I expect his stock to climb after Combine and his personal workouts.

    I would like to see the Raiders look at him in Round 3 or 4.

  • http://0 Bob Marley

    “241.YoungAmerican Says:
    January 30th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Ricardo Lockette, eh? If he can catch, I’m all for it. Sounds like he could be a more durable Chaz.”

    - Well, you know catching isn’t always a requierement for a WR to get drafted by the Raiders, right?..

    But seriously, Lockette said they went with a wildcat offense and RB at QB last season due to injuries so he didn’t get much of a chance to show his game.

    He’ll play in the Texas vs The Nation game in february , so he’ll get a chance to display his hands…..Jared Veldheer’s stock went up after playing in that game last year.

  • edward teach

    New England should take Ricardo Lockette with the 17th overall pick. That would piss Al off to no end, because everyone knows we desperately need another 4.3 wideout with superior size that can’t run pro routes and catch the ball consistently.

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

    # YoungAmerican Says:
    January 30th, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I wish the mob still controlled Las Vegas. They’d know how to convince the owners and the union to find some common ground pretty quickly.

    …………

    Martin Scorsese said that his movie Casino was about the crooks running Vegas in the ’70s, and that 20 years from now, someone will make a movie about the crooks running Vegas today.

  • severeraiderz

    I’d like to see us take the QB out of Nevada in the 5th or 6th round….Colin Kapernick. Strong arm and pretty accurate just needs to learn how to operate from under center and put on some weight. Threat as a passer and runner and dude is a winner. If not him Johnson out of A&M and Dalton from TCU would be nice pickups

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

    # priesttj Says:
    January 30th, 2011 at 1:06 am

    That video just proves ,y point look how young those kids are it’s no different than warfare out there that is what it is I have nephews just like them who are full of bullet holes if they’re not dead I was somewhat like that as a youngster. They don’t know any better. I ahve anephew who was sho 6 times and lived now the call him tri-G he’s an idiot. What else do they have to live for that’s why I said life in prison in some cases is better than living on the streets. But if you started frying ‘em left and right a whole lot of would get scared straight.

    The kids in that video are way too stupid and young to know better. That proves my point.

    ………….

    Point being, priest, average citizens having guns and barbaric punishment for murder are not going to stop people from killing people. That’s why I posted that video. When the reporter asked the kid about being shot back at when he’s out doing drive bys, he said it was “fun”. Fun to get shot at. So, you tell me, how is he going to stop shooting at people just because they’re armed? The kid makes a hobby of shooting at armed rival gang members, and loves it.

  • edward teach

    Martin Scorsese said that his movie Casino was about the crooks running Vegas in the ’70s, and that 20 years from now, someone will make a movie about the crooks running Vegas today.

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

    I know he’s a fictional character, but Pacino’s Michael Corleone tried his whole life to become “legitimate”. That’s where the real money and the real criminals are.

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

    I didn’t see much of yesterdays Senior Bowl game but I did see some highlights.

    The guy who I thought stood out the most was a WR from Miami Hurricane’s Leonard Hankerson.

    I wonder where he is projected to go in the NFL Draft?