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Raiders hoping for return to evil ways

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 10:28 am in Oakland Raiders.

We’ll know the Raiders have truly returned when defense secretary Robert Gates calls the Raiders “evil.”

By now the end-of-interview comment from former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld has made the rounds. Talking with the Financial Times, Rumsfeld, said he was pulling for the Steelers in the Super Bowl and said of the epic Pittsburgh-Oakland battles of the 1970, “Nobody could support the Raiders. They were evil.”

Nice isn’t it? Any outrage in Raider Nation is misplaced.

“Evil” sure beats “disfunctional,” “inept” or “incompetent.” It harkens back to a time when the Raiders were feared instead of mocked.

The Raiders got some of that back last year in going 8-8 and looking dominant in some instances while doing it.

The next step?

Get rid of all the pre-snap penalties and don’t worry about the fouls of aggression. If Richard Seymour deems it appropriate to deck Ben Roethlisberger, make sure it happens in a win instead of a one-sided loss.

Where the Raiders are concerned, evil is good.

WIMBLEY’S SERVICES REPORTEDLY SECURED

According to Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com, the agent for Kamerion Wimbley said he expects notice by registered letter that the Raiders have exercised a $3.5 million buyback to keep him in Oakland and NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi is reporting the Raiders have already secured Wimbley’s services for 2011.

Makes sense. No way the Raiders were letting their nickel rusher and strong sideline linebacker get away.

The Raiders have made announcements or updates to their transactions page on Raiders.com since Jan. 5, including Wednesday’s deal with Seymour.

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  • General Bauce

    I havent been as hard on routt as most but now this is year 7….when will he be great?

  • bcz24

    We will offer Nnamdi 12 million a year guaranteed.

  • HairyBush

    I have been in Routt’s corner for awhile now. If Routt was on another team or playing opposite a different corner it would become even more evident the skills he has.

  • bcz24

    General Bauce Says:
    February 17th, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    I havent been as hard on routt as most but now this is year 7….when will he be great?
    ********
    His first years as a starter was 2010

  • confucius400

    KoolKell Says:
    February 17th, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    A friend of mine met Hue Jackson at the High St 24hr Gym, the other day.

    Said he wasn’t very fan friendly, fyi.
    …………………..i dont believe the part about you have a friend!!!!

  • General Bauce

    Last time nnamdi had a pick was 08….no 09 hail maary at the end of a game dont count

  • bcz24

    To only give up 5 TDs in 99 pass attempts his way is outstanding! Revis gave up 4 in 56 attempts.

  • General Bauce

    Routt started in 2007 as well

  • da trinity

    I’m a youth minister so I do understand the word of GOD which is the bible FYI. And don’t hate on Christians, hate Jesus Christ. Were just simply following his teaching. Hell wasn’t made for humans, it was made for satin and his angels. But Adam disobeyed GOD and ate of the tree God told him not to eat of. And because of this all mankind was and continues to be separated from God. Kind of like a crack baby, the baby didn’t choose to be addicted to crack, but because of the parents failure the child has to pay the price to. But now because of Jesus death on the cross and resurrection from the dead those who believe in him the penalty for there sins are paid. thats what john 3:16 MEANS That because he loved mankind so much he made a way for mankind to be acceptable in his presence. Cuz God can’t except sin cuz he is always just. Understand?

  • HairyBush

    199.General Bauce Says:
    February 17th, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    Lol you think nnamdi gonna turn down 15 million vs mmaybe the 8-10 mill we give him?

    —————-
    regardless of your feeling of him as a player and what his worth is, You have to agree he is an intelligent dude and I believe many things will weigh in what he decides to do. (not just the $$). I guess we’ll see.
    I’m no fool, $$ can change a man’s mind quickly.

  • HayesDaze37

    The Players need to last 6 months.

    Whatever payments the Owners get in TV revenue before the pre-season starts will be subject to refund as soon as games start to be missed. There aren’t too many Owners/teams that can survive without that TV money coming in.

    The #1 reason the CBA will get done: Jerry Jones and his concrete monument.

    The #2 reason: Teams like the Raiders, that need the money just slightly less than Jerry do right now.

    Owners won’t feel the pinch for awhile. If the Players make it until at least half of the Owners are feeling the pinch, the League’s finances will be in a shambles — and a few franchises might be in trouble, just trying to keep up with their mounting debts. Even selling rights to (two?) new franchises won’t be able to save them all. They need a constant revenue stream to survive.

    The deal needs to get done far sooner than the Owners having to pay back TV money.

  • confucius400

    da trinity Says:
    February 17th, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    I’m a youth minister so I do understand the word of GOD which is the bible FYI. And don’t hate on Christians, hate Jesus Christ. Were just simply following his teaching. Hell wasn’t made for humans, it was made for satin and his angels. But Adam disobeyed GOD and ate of the tree God told him not to eat of. And because of this all mankind was and continues to be separated from God. Kind of like a crack baby, the baby didn’t choose to be addicted to crack, but because of the parents failure the child has to pay the price to. But now because of Jesus death on the cross and resurrection from the dead those who believe in him the penalty for there sins are paid. thats what john 3:16 MEANS That because he loved mankind so much he made a way for mankind to be acceptable in his presence. Cuz God can’t except sin cuz he is always just. Understand?
    …………………………….a man went too heaven and looked and saw al davis ,he spoke too st peter,i did not know al davis was here ,st peter replied no thats god he only thinks he is al davis!

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

    In Hue Davis we trust!

  • DKnight007

    5.A.B. Paine III Says:
    February 17th, 2011 at 10:32 am
    Rumsfeld calling the Raiders evil is like Stalin calling Hitler evil.

    ^^^^^^^^
    EXACTLY! Oy vey!

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

    BAUCE!!!!

  • DKnight007

    NT/DT Phil Taylor would be a solid pick in Round 2.

    I would like to see LEGACY bloodline players be picked with those 1st two picks by the Raiders though:

    Rd 2- S Wisnewski Center
    Rd 3- C Matthews LB

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