Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Nnamdi21

    “McClain then chased down the shooter and body slammed him with a crushing blindside tackle”

    Seriously though, glad he’s ok…

  • big pep

    revis is full of schyt, last i remember jets have all but 1 super bowl so fuc him and the J-E-T-S JETS,JETS,JETS

  • Nnamdi21

    48. Thats funny. “Kim” Davis could care less about him and thats a good thing.

    Cams got bad news written all over him. His Dad is trouble already.

    A lil worried about Campbell re united with Saunders but we shall see.

    Looks like maybe, just maybe Aso could go and if he does it could free up money for a real WR.

    Ocho anyone?

  • big pep

    brady went to new england and took that job from bledsoe, he didnt need to be groomed and when bledsoe left to dallas romo took his job there.

  • big pep

    no ocho, just big nasties on both sides.imo

  • M Lonetree

    a rookie salary cap could actually be of help for mediocre prospects like Newton and Mallet and Locker, Kapernick and Tyrod Taylor. nearly every team is constantly on the lookout for a functional QB but no one wants to be caught in that no-win situation of drafting Couch or Carr or Leaf or JaWalrus or countless others who were never worth a dime.
    with a structured rookie scale teams might actually look to snag a prospect higher than they would normally go on the offchance that they might pan out, but if they flameout there is not the crippling financial burden.

  • alex7

    Jake Locker, like Kyle Boller, never completed 60% of his completions in college, a normal standard for top-conference QBs.

    Accuracy issues are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever SOLVED by NFL coaching.

    Locker was HORRIBLE vs Nebraska the two times he faced them. Versus semi-weak Pac-10 defenses, he STILL couldn’t complete passes. Weak receivers? There aren’t exactly many Pac-10 defensive backs breaking out at 1st and 2nd round draft grades.

  • big pep

    lonetree makes alot of sense.

  • alex7

    Can anyone name legit starting NFL QBs that were 3rd round picks or lower?

    Besides Brady, who was ONLY a 5th rounder because he started just one season at Michigan – not enough tape on him.

    3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th round QBs = wasted pick 99 out of 100 times.

  • alex7

    Matt Schaub is the only guy I can think of (3rd round pick) and the reason he slipped was he injured himself to start his senior season, after only starting one other year.

    Locker = 4 years of inaccurate passing and struggles vs Nebraska and USC. No thank you, Kyle Boller II.

  • Nnamdi21

    59. Brady benefitted from blatant and constant cheating.

    “How could scouts have missed such a huge talent?!”

    They didn’t…CHEATRIOTS!

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

    Tom Brady?

  • Nnamdi21

    Davis beleives in Plunkett…I mean Campbell.

    He hired Air Coryell’s Al Saunders to re ignite the passing game in Oakland next season.

    He’s going to add Ocho Johnson too toward that end.

    IF and thats a big “IF” Schilens stays healthy we may have a shot. Thats IF Wizzer can teach any of our O line guys to pass protect…

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

    Johnny Unitas was undrafted.

  • alex7

    Mike Mayock says Locker struggles to throw accurately from the pocket.

    Umm, yikes. Kinda important.

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

    Warren Moon

  • alex7

    KK,

    did you not read where I wrote “Besides Brady”?

    And again, Brady slipped because he only started 1 year at Michigan.

    Locker started four.

    And try sticking to the last, ummm, 40 years.

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

    Joe Montana was drafted in the 3rd.

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

    Fran Tarkenton was drafted in the 5th.

  • Nnamdi21

    KoolKell Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    Johnny Unitas was undrafted.

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    In 1886

  • Nnamdi21

    KoolKell Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    Joe Montana was drafted in the 3rd.

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    He benefitted from a system that was an enigma back in the day.

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

    Nnamdi21 Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    He hired Air Coryell’s Al Saunders to re ignite the passing game in Oakland next season.

    ………..

    Already gave up on Hue, huh?

  • Nnamdi21

    KoolKell Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    Fran Tarkenton was drafted in the 5th.

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    His feet were more imporatant than his arm and accuracy.

  • Nnamdi21

    Oh hey! RMR is on here!

    Bye…

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

    # Nnamdi21 Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Oh hey! RMR is on here!

    Bye…

    ………..

    The collective blog IQ is about to go up.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Aso isn’t going anywhere if Al doesn’t want to part ways. Revis made a comment re Aso last time that got blown way out of proportion accd’g to Aso himself.

    Even saying he was wants to go to a winning team says nothing ..bec Oakland will be a winning team …win the damn division. Book it!

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

    Alex

    Stats without context make for shallow argument.

  • http://www.sidelinetweets.com/default.aspx?source=ibabuzz RaiderMight

    @Big Pep No one hurt here. lol Just finishing the line that you started from the Chappelle show. When i red the story, that’s the first thing that came to mind too. :)

  • Ed McManly

    Maybe it was from a debt he owed from that poker game on draft night.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Al & Hue are giving the Wiz his start at coaching in the NFL. No problem with that at all. He will not be the Oline coach though. An asst Oline coach yes, but not THE guy who would be giving the direction. He will have his clipboard learning the ropes and motivating the players ..adding value here and their with technique etc.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    You know our run D is gonna rank in the bottom third, but with Nnamdi & Huffy gone, Routt and the fastest CB in the combine manning the corners, our Pass D may fair even worse!

  • alex7

    KK,

    it’s called history and statistical analysis.

    You can learn from it, or you can draft some development QB in the middle rounds and watch it amount to nothing.

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

    I don’t understand why Al would bring in an OC to bring back a deep passing game…can’t Hue do that? Doesn’t he believe in Hue? What is Hue’s job?

  • alex7

    2007 “Development QBs”

    3 92 Trent Edwards Stanford Buffalo Bills
    5 151 Jeff Rowe Nevada-Reno Cincinnati Bengals
    5 174 Troy Smith Ohio State Baltimore Ravens
    6 205 Jordan Palmer Texas-El Paso Washington Redskins
    7 217 Tyler Thigpen Coastal Carolina Minnesota Vikings

  • r8rwill

    where was romo drafted??

  • alex7

    2008

    3 94 Kevin O’Connell San Diego State New England Patriots
    5 137 John David Booty USC Minnesota Vikings
    5 156 Dennis Dixon Oregon Pittsburgh Steelers
    5 160 Josh Johnson San Diego Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    5 162 Erik Ainge Tennessee New York Jets
    6 186 Colt Brennan Hawaii Washington Redskins
    6 198 Andre Woodson Kentucky New York Giants

    2006

    3 81 Charlie Whitehurst Clemson San Diego Chargers
    3 85 Brodie Croyle Alabama Kansas City Chiefs
    5 148 Ingle Martin Furman Green Bay Packers
    5 164 Omar Jacobs Bowling Green Pittsburgh Steelers
    6 194 Bruce Gradkowski Toledo Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    7 223 D.J. Shockley Georgia Atlanta Falcons

  • DutchRaider77

    Montana (82nd Pick).

    Marc Bulger (#168)

    Matt Schaub (3rd Rounder)

    Matt Cassell (7th Round)

    David Garrard (108th)

    Matt Hassleback (6th Round)

    Kurt Warner (Undrafted)

    Tony Romo (Undrafted)

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    With so many holes to fill o-line, secondary, olb and dline & wr i just cant see spendeing a pick on a qb.

    We have the prototype qb for our system already in the fold, going itno the prime of his career. Davis elevating hu jack, adding suanders and the wiz tells you evrything you need to know. Goodbye kiffin/ cable & zbs, we are going back to the future.

  • alex7

    2005

    3 67 Charlie Frye Akron Cleveland Browns
    3 69 Andrew Walter Arizona State Oakland Raiders
    3 85 David Greene Georgia Seattle Seahawks
    4 106 Kyle Orton Purdue Chicago Bears
    4 121 Stefan LeFors Louisville Carolina Panthers
    5 145 Dan Orlovsky Connecticut Detroit Lions
    5 152 Adrian McPherson Florida State New Orleans Saints
    6 213 Derek Anderson Oregon State Baltimore Ravens

    2004

    4 106 Luke McCown Louisiana Tech Cleveland Browns
    5 148 Craig Krenzel Ohio State Chicago Bears
    6 185 Andy Hall Delaware Philadelphia Eagles
    6 187 Josh Harris Bowling Green State Baltimore Ravens
    6 193 Jim Sorgi Wisconsin Indianapolis Colts
    6 201 Jeff Smoker Michigan State St. Louis Rams
    7 202 John Navarre Michigan Arizona Cardinals
    7 217 Cody Pickett Washington San Francisco 49ers
    7 218 Casey Bramlet Wyoming Cincinnati Bengals
    7 225 Matt Mauck Louisiana State Denver Broncos
    7 248 B.J. Symons Texas Tech Houston Texans
    7 250 Bradlee Van Pelt Colorado State Denver Broncos

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

    Alex7 Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    KK,

    it’s called history and statistical analysis.
    ————————————–
    Is that what Al Davis does all day?

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Matt Cassel 7th round 05

  • alex7

    I’m showing the reality.

    If you want to show that 1 in 300 pick that worked out, go bet $100 on the Kansas City Royals winning the World Series next year.

    QB is a premium position. If you’re even close to being good, you get bumped to the 1st or 2nd round.

  • TerrapinRaider

    McClain has to learn that he simply cannot go around those parts anymore or he will get targeted esp if he’s flashing too much with a nice car or what have you. (Assuming it was a bad part of Bama).

    I have a similiar issue; although not as servere. My hometown as gone down the toilet from what I hear from fam so when I go back I don’t go anywhere ..just stay in the house with fam. Rarely do I go out and about in town and NEVER go out to the clubs or anything around there.

    You want to take pride in your accomplishments but People just dont think and will target you to get whatever they can.

    Go out there. See you fam for a few days, stay in the house, soke it up the love and leave in one piece. Keep it simple.

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

    “those parts”? LOL. Maybe McCain was at a Congresswoman’s rally.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    I don’t understand why Al would bring in an OC to bring back a deep passing game…can’t Hue do that? Doesn’t he believe in Hue? What is Hue’s job?

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    RMR

    Hu Jack and Suanders together will be great. hu will call the plays, he and saunders will put toghether the game plans. saunders is an expert in davis vertical passing attack. This was hu jacks call. Saundrs has history with campbell under gibbs as well.

    In other words hujack can over see the rest of the team during the week, and saunders can run meetings and install the weekly plan, and he is a direct extension of hu jack. they have the exact same philosophy and vision.

    Davis master plan air coryell lives!!!!

  • alex7

    lol Macho. Because obviously we are on par with Bill Belichick and the Patriots staff at identifying talent, and setting up an incredible system around it.

    Again, it’s a 1 in 300 chance. No thanks. Take a DT or OT, where the odds are about 1 in 3 at the middle rounds.

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

    Mcclain, not McCain. Jesus. Ruined that one

  • TerrapinRaider

    Saunders was Hue’s choice. Period. And I think its a fantastic hire!

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

    Alex7 Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I’m showing the reality.
    ————————-
    You’re showing statistics, without context.

  • alex7

    The best non-injury full-time college starting QB selected in the middle to late rounds the last decade is…

    Kyle Orton!

    Yay, a 1 in 300 shot at getting a Kyle Orton!!!!

    You guys are something else.