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Raiders make Seymour signing official

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 12:48 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders put a bow on the Richard Seymour story by announcing his signing on their Web site Thursday.

“This is a positive for the Raiders and his re-signing was something that the organization knew would be in play when making the move several years ago,” said Raiders coach Hue Jackson in a statement. “Richard is an important part of our team and he continues to be highly productive and a major contributor both on and off the field.”

Several years?

Said Seymour in a statement: “I’m thrilled to be with the Silver and Black, a team that has a bright future. As I mentioned many times before, I see myself retiring a Raider.”

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  • Carl Weathers

    Ya Jer, there has to be something to report about. Herrera pissin in the bushes or something.

  • SnB Production

    One of the worst defenses in the NFL in giving up passing TDs…..and that with the best CB in the league….

    Hope they stop the run next year and force more obvious passing downs

  • bcz24

    La Milicia Negra Says:
    February 21st, 2011 at 10:44 am
    12kr for a liter gasoline, thats more than 8$ per gallon
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    HOLY SCHIT MAN!!! I would quit my job at $8 a gallon. I drive 400 miles a week just to/from work. I would be spending more than $8000 a year on gas only.

  • SnB Production

    No way…..I would put DHB on the road before Chaz Schilens.

    Schilens issue is staying healthy.

    DHB can’t play

  • bcz24

    DHB was drafted top 10 of round 1, Chaz was a 7th rounder. I agree that Chaz is better, but we are talking about the reality of the Oakland Raiders here. Not logic. We paid Javon Walker 917,000 per CATCH!

  • SnB Production

    1105.bcz24 Says:
    February 21st, 2011 at 10:54 am
    DHB was drafted top 10 of round 1, Chaz was a 7th rounder. I agree that Chaz is better, but we are talking about the reality of the Oakland Raiders here. Not logic. We paid Javon Walker 917,000 per CATCH!

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    WEll, if its about ego and standing up to the media…then keep DHB.

    But the kid hasn’t done jack in 2 years. Nothing.

    Schilens has done more in much more limited time.

    But if Davis wants to see DHB till the bitter end then so be it….but it won’t help Jason Campbell, Hue Jackson, the Raiders and winning

  • SnB Production

    1098.La Milicia Negra Says:
    February 21st, 2011 at 10:44 am
    12kr for a liter gasoline, thats more than 8$ per gallon

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    Better to use less gasoline, encourage other forms of transportation and stop sending Dollars to unstable parts of the world

  • phatcable

    As the questions surround just exactly what will happen to former Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha, Raiders fans should not be looking towards possible free agent Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey. Currently, the Broncos have opened up talks with the veteran corner and Denver’s new vice president of football operations, John Elways says he wants to get a deal done with Bailey. Bailey’s agent told the Denver Post that they are looking for a four-year extension on his current contract in the $40-44 million dollar range.

  • phatcable

    We just saw the above headline and asked the same things that many of you are asking right now…1. Why? and 2. Should/Would the Miami Dolphins be interested? It appears that when Plaxico Burress is released from prison in early June, he would like to escape New York and head to a warmer climate, ideally near his home in Miami. This information is based on a report from the Daily News, citing ‘someone familiar with Burress’ thinking’ (possibly his agent?). whereistheoutrage.net We’re passing this news along, not because we think he’ll end up with the Miami Dolphins, but the prospect might not be AS CRAZY as you might think. The topic will also likely bring about some good discussion, which we value at PhinNation.com. Why Miami? Plaxico is just about done serving his 2.5 years in prison and he wants to put this entire situation behind him. He won’t be able to do that in New York with the Giants or the Jets for that matter.

  • SnB Production

    Phatcable,

    THe Raiders will have to just move on without Nnamdi. Anyone who thinks the Raiders can and will just plug in another elite CB doesn’t respect how valuable elite CBs are.

    Joseph will be pursued by Cincy and other teams…same with Bailey…

    The Raiders are going to have to hope that Walter McFadden makes a huge leap from that disaster he was in the Miami game

    Raiders give up 29 passing TDs with a CB who locked down his side of the field and gave up zero…….

    Not looking good next year for the pass defense

  • Harder2000

    Greenway was franchised by Vikes – Now Sid Rice looks pretty awsome as a free agent! He would be a perfect fit and he has the hands to make the tough catch and catch the occational tough balls.. He would be perfect in Silver and Black!

  • SnB Production

    1111.Harder2000 Says:
    February 21st, 2011 at 11:05 am
    Greenway was franchised by Vikes – Now Sid Rice looks pretty awsome as a free agent! He would be a perfect fit and he has the hands to make the tough catch and catch the occational tough balls.. He would be perfect in Silver and Black!

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    Yeah, the Raiders should focus on getting Rice for sure.

    I totally agree. The current crop of receivers can’t get the job done….just the bottom line….Rice would be the guy to pair with Zach Miller and Jacoby Ford and at least give us a chance.

    bUt there will be a lot of real competition for his services.

    The offense will have to be elite….I think the defense is going to have more Jax like games next year

  • Harder2000

    Ray Edwards could also be a good addition to Houston and Shaugh, especially if Houston gets more time on the inside as he did last season as it progressed..

  • Harder2000

    Yeah, he will be coveted by most, and he should be.. He is a great reciever, and as you say, Zach and Ford would get more room to run.. He will be expensive, but he is young and a reciever for many many years to come!

  • JB

    bcz24 Says:
    February 21st, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Off topic question… any of you computer savvy? Im trying to find a decent laptop. There are a billion choices and I just dont know whats good and what is garbage anymore.
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    Apple Macintosh – Cost a little more but so much better. Especially good for non-heavy computer users – easy to use. New ones come with Snow Leopard operating system but you can run windows 7 if you want. I have both but Windows 7 simply doesn’t compare. Once you use a Mac, you’ll never go back to PC. Using Mac since 1986.

  • YoungAmerican

    YA,

    This would be a below average secondary in an absolute sense.

    THe Raiders gave up 29 passing TDs despite having a starting CB that gave up ZERO!

    I am not trying to be negative but realistic.

    Who’s coming in here that can even approach Nnamdi’s shadow?

    Some 5th round pick from Auburn?

    Reality is this…the Raiders are going to have to change their scheme and focus most of its attention on getting pressure on the QB with the front 7.

    THeir defense is going to have to run more zones….more exotic blitzes.

    Running the standard man2man “natural 4 pressure” won’t work with below average secondary….which is now a weakness

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    I agree with you, but the Raiders are looking at having an almost entirely new secondary regardless.

    If they re-sign Asomugha for around $15 million a year, they won’t be throwing a big-money deal Michael Huff’s way. Possibly not even Routt’s way.

    If Asomugha walks? Jonathan Joseph is the best we can hope for to replace him. Maybe the Raiders will have money for Routt and Huff then, but it’ll still be a step back for the Raiders’ secondary.

    You’re right, the defense is going to have to get more aggressive. If they do that, then the new guys in the secondary might not have trouble adjusting.

    Will that actually happen? Who knows.

  • YoungAmerican

    I don’t rule out the possibility of Al drafting a CB with the Raiders’ first draft pick, but he’d likely have to trade up to get a guy who could come in and play right away. And even then, the kid would need time to adjust to playing man-to-man 90% of the time.

  • bcz24

    There is 30 teams in the NFL that dont have a Nnamdi Asomugha caliber corner and about 28 of them gave up less touchdowns. Losing Nnamdi will spread the pressure out to the whole secondary and could well end up being addition by subtraction.

  • YoungAmerican

    But those other teams also don’t play man-to-man 90% of the time.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    # SnB Production Says:
    February 21st, 2011 at 10:58 am

    1098.La Milicia Negra Says:
    February 21st, 2011 at 10:44 am
    12kr for a liter gasoline, thats more than 8$ per gallon

    =====================================================
    Better to use less gasoline, encourage other forms of transportation and stop sending Dollars to unstable parts of the world
    _______________________________________________________

    we have excellent public transportation.. but still..

  • RaiderRockstar

    Sidney Rice was drafted in 2007, like Zach Miller (both in Round 2)

    He’ll be a RESTRICTED free agent and will probably receive the highest tender offer

    you don’t just let Pro Bowl WR’s under 25 years old walk away …

  • bcz24

    He might be worth a 1st and a 3rd to the right team (St Louis comes to mind)

  • RaiderRockstar

    by the way,

    Sidney Rice ran a 4.51 at the combine. I’m sure Al Davis remembers that. That’s far from “Raider speed”

    the best we can hope for is Darrius Heyward-Bey growing a pair (of hands) this offseason and Chaz finally staying healthy. The maturation of Ford & Murphy is also paramount to the success of our passing game

    … but i’m afraid it’s all for naught if we can’t retain the services of Bush, Reece & Miller this offseason – in addition to ZERO dropoff in production in regards to run blocking with 4 new starters on the O-Line

  • RaiderRockstar

    Al Davis will probably bring in the trio of Owens, Moss & Burress this offseason …

    wave goodbye to Higgins & Nmiller. Chaz will receive an injury settlement

  • TerrapinRaider

    I just don’t understand why we are even worrying about retaining the svcs of Miller or Bush ….they both will be RFAs …meaning all the Raiders have to do is match the best offer they would receive on the open market.

    Personally, I don’t think either will fetch anyhing above what the Raiders are willing to pay.

  • bcz24

    I think an even bigger problem for DHB than his hands is his inability to seperate from corners. He doesnt get many balls his way (im sure because our qbs arent confident in him) because he is unable to get open.

  • RaiderRockstar

    back to the grind…

    CYA gents!

  • bcz24

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    February 21st, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    Al Davis will probably bring in the trio of Owens, Moss & Burress this offseason …
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    I wouldnt be mad at all to have those 3 guys in camp fighting for 2 spots.

  • phatcable

    no new posts jerry must be in aruba!

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