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Headed for Indianapolis

I’m traveling to Indianapolis today to cover the NFL scouting combine Thursday through Sunday.

I’ll be checking in with occasional blog posts as well as daily stories for the print product, covering the Raiders and 49ers (although I’ll keep the 49ers updates off this medium).

Rumor has it my Southwest flight has Internet service . . .

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

    I know. Having defenders in position to make plays and catching quarterbacks off guard with exotic blitzes is really annoying.

  • djohnnyg

    Well, this is ALL on Al this year. By firing Cable and saying 8-8 isn’t good enuff in his world he is saying the Raiders are MUCH better than that so I fully expect an AFC West crown and a playoff win at the very least.

    Only 19 more weeks till the first pre-season game.

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

    LOL. It’s not all on Al this year. Him and his minions will find another scapegoat after the team tanks.

  • Just Fire Baby

    So Jason Campbell led the NFL in fewest yards per attempted pass, all the while being in the top 5 for holding onto the ball the longest.

    Pretty amazing that are offense was still able to run the ball with all that nonsense.

    To quote our good buddy Raiderman99:

    JaJason sucks

    Next years team will be hindered by QB play, just like we were this year. It just came as a suprise last year that we were somewhat relevant and 8-8.

    With a season of expectations ahead of us next year, Soup will have us all pulling out our hair by week 6.

  • djohnnyg

    True. But how many people are really gonna buy that? If the team goes from 8-8 to 4-12 how can anybody NOT blame Al?

    You make progress, than fire the coach, and you tank. My gosh that has to be obvious on who the blame should be on.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Holding onto the ball forever, and than throwing it short ALL THE TIME, just proved my belief that Campbell has his “go-to” move, of holding onto the ball forever, going with a huge pump fake…….and dumping the ball off in the flat.

    He does it all the time.

    Not exactly Al Davis football.

  • YoungAmerican

    At least next year’s QB class in the draft will be better than this year’s.

  • confucius400

    “Jason came a long way in the year 2010,” Davis said. “He reminds me of Jim Plunkett, …

  • djohnnyg

    If the Raiders stink this year, any “Al love” I have left in the tank will be gone.

    I know in the grand scheme of things that means nothing to nobody, but all the same…

  • GoodOle00

    137.confucius400 Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 6:17 pm
    GoodOle00 Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 6:10 pm
    confucius400 Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    now if you go by facts the fact is we come from better sperm than you do!a simple fact.

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    Sounds ultra Na-zi there mein heir!

    Assumptions about anyone with an opinion differnt than yours is a Republican trait.

    So is baseless arrogance and self confidence and a complete disregard for compassion, reason and logic.

    Rock on Confused
    …………………son you need too learn the (Wink)when you are a republican you say we are against abortion,then we wink,we say we are for the middle class,then we wink,we say we are not greedy,then we wink,you will find your better off being rich if you learn the WINK.

    ============

    I and many others are aware of the wink. Some of us actually choose to attempt life with some semblance of honor, intergrity and respect instead of using those ideals as punch lines or to control the ill informed and ill willed.

    You think you’re smarter than everyone because you abandon morality and ethics.

    It doesn’t make you smart, it makes you WEAK…

  • confucius400

    GoodOle00 Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    137.confucius400 Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 6:17 pm
    GoodOle00 Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 6:10 pm
    confucius400 Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    now if you go by facts the fact is we come from better sperm than you do!a simple fact.

    ==============

    Sounds ultra Na-zi there mein heir!

    Assumptions about anyone with an opinion differnt than yours is a Republican trait.

    So is baseless arrogance and self confidence and a complete disregard for compassion, reason and logic.

    Rock on Confused
    …………………son you need too learn the (Wink)when you are a republican you say we are against abortion,then we wink,we say we are for the middle class,then we wink,we say we are not greedy,then we wink,you will find your better off being rich if you learn the WINK.

    ============

    I and many others are aware of the wink. Some of us actually choose to attempt life with some semblance of honor, intergrity and respect instead of using those ideals as punch lines or to control the ill informed and ill willed.

    You think you’re smarter than everyone because you abandon morality and ethics.

    It doesn’t make you smart, it makes you WEAK…
    ………………………….honor, intergrity and respect aint going to get you a bmw!!!!

  • GoodOle00

    Campbell had some awful games and got beaten like a drum too often.

    DMC helped the protection with a decent run game and in pass blocking but we need to get better production from the wides and see where Veldheer is at LT and if Bruce Campbell can make Cooper Carlisle obsolete.

  • GoodOle00

    211. “Material goods kill the soul.”

    Sound familiar Confucius? You’re the one who said it.

  • GoodOle00

    Peace owt Nation. Fight the good fight where ever you might.

  • confucius400

    Confucius was born around 551 BCE in Lu province in Chou (Zhou) times.they didnt have beemers and hot tubs and hot chicks then.times are different now ,learn the wink or live in poverty.

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

    Campbell looks good in practice, though. Ask priest. He’s seen the kid play.

  • confucius400

    GoodOle00 Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    honor, intergrity and respect ………….and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee……….

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

    Honor, integrity, and respect have nothing to do with morality and ethics. The first 3 are all motivators for power, and were, and still are, the motivating factors for every evil dictator in the world.

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

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    So Jason Campbell led the NFL in fewest yards per attempted pass, all the while being in the top 5 for holding onto the ball the longest.
    ——————————–
    That’s not true.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/player/_/stat/passing/sort/yardsPerPassAttempt

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

    confucius say:

    Morality and ethics amongst the poor will always mirror morality and ethics amongst the wealthy. Confucius say print that.

  • confucius400

    Man with money in pocket feels rich, man with hole in pocket feels nuts.

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

    Man who work’s for wages, need unions.

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

    The rich will become richer and the poor will become poorer until the poor realize that they are the ones with the power.

  • confucius400

    The rich man plans for tomorrow…the poor man for today

  • confucius400

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    The rich will become richer and the poor will become poorer until the poor realize that they are the ones with the power.
    ……………………….. Man’s mind is like parachute: work best when open

  • phatcable

    Tennessee Receives NCAA Notice of Allegations; Lane Kiffin Cited.By Clay Travis
    Senior NCAA Writer | The NCAA has cited former Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin with a failure to monitor charge in a Notice of Allegations letter released by the University of Tennessee on Wednesday. Overall, the school was charged with 9 major violations, two in football — both tied to Kiffin — and seven in basketball.

    The story was first reported here by FanHouse earlier this month.

    Kiffin has also been hit with a failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance charge. The levying of these two charges against the former coach rather than the Vol program represents a last-minute appeal by Tennessee to avoid the saddling of the program itself with the penalties. Instead, Tennessee deftly stepped aside and served up the head of Kiffin to the NCAA.

    Meanwhile Bruce Pearl, head basketball coach of the University of Tennessee was cited by the NCAA for, per the UT release, “impermissible contact with prospective student-athletes during an unofficial visit, acting contrary to the principles of ethical conduct, failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance, and failure to monitor the activities regarding compliance of all assistant coaches within the men’s basketball program.”

    The majority of these charges stem from Pearl’s lying about having junior recruits over to his house for a barbeque. Hosting juniors at the home of a head coach is a secondary violation, but Pearl’s lie made the matter a major violation that led to a dock in pay, an eight-game SEC suspension, and more punishment to come, potentially, from the NCAA.

    While Tennessee declined comment other than posting the letter, Pat Haden, the athletic director at USC, released this statement in support of Kiffin:

    “We have received from the NCAA a notice of allegations against Lane Kiffin pertaining to his tenure as the head football coach at Tennessee. The NCAA enforcement process provides for Tennessee and Lane to address those charges. Until that process is completed, it would be unfair and premature for me or USC to comment on this matter.”

    “However, I will say this: Since his return to USC last year as our head football coach, Lane has been vigilant in making sure he and the football program follow the NCAA’s rules and compete the right way. Lane has my support as our head football coach.”

    For his part, Kiffin, who declined comment when FanHouse broke this story, released the following statement: “On the advice of my legal counsel, we cannot comment other than to say we look forward to working through the process with the NCAA.”

    Tennessee will have 90 days to respond to the NCAA’s notice of allegations and then will appear before the Committee on Infractions in early June

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

    I wouldn’t even know who Lane Kiffin was had it not been for Al Davis hiring him and saying he’s better than Jon Gruden.

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

    Yep, ol Grand Daddy Al making another young man famous.

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

    The poor will be poor until they do something about it. Like an education, proper finical planning, not have kids until college is done, and your career is on track. And when you start having kids, be smart, don’t have more than you can afford. For the masses that is 1 or 2!

  • YoungAmerican
  • bcz24

    The Dirtee Raccoon Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 12:10 am
    The poor will be poor until they do something about it. Like an education, proper finical planning, not have kids until college is done, and your career is on track. And when you start having kids, be smart, don’t have more than you can afford. For the masses that is 1 or 2!
    ************
    Having kids is big business for the lower class trash of this country… Look at the tax refunds they get. I have an employee that had a kid in late december and was able to claim him on his taxes for last year, and he got over a $5000 refund, I know damn well he didnt pay that much in taxes. His refund exceeded his payments (he made money on taxes) and the kicker is, his girlfriend is on state aid getting just about everything for the baby paid for! It makes me sick. The poor useless scum of this country are stealing from the middle class who work their A$$ off to get a little piece of the pie!

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Jerry, check out this prospect from here, here is his video, watch it on the way!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0WMd0Y6hIw&feature=player_embedded

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning Nation!
    Wasn’t the deadline yesterday for the franchise tag and we tagged no one? Just checkin…
    And as for this one…(See below)

    bcz24 Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 5:41 am
    Having kids is big business for the lower class trash of this country… Look at the tax refunds they get. I have an employee that had a kid in late december and was able to claim him on his taxes for last year, and he got over a $5000 refund, I know damn well he didnt pay that much in taxes. His refund exceeded his payments (he made money on taxes) and the kicker is, his girlfriend is on state aid getting just about everything for the baby paid for! It makes me sick. The poor useless scum of this country are stealing from the middle class who work their A$$ off to get a little piece of the pie!

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    Bcz24…I agree with you on this one 100%! It’s a bigh problem here! And for your co-workers girlfriend who is getting state aid…we are paying for that also! It is extremeley BS! And I am not racist, but why do you think there are so many illegals (sorry, especially from Mexico) that come here and have a dozen kids…its so they can stay and take our tax payer money! It just makes me sick!

  • hwnrdr

    So…its so quiet in here in the AM these days! Who should we watch for this weekend! I think the guy with the fastest time…our next 4th round pick!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Keys to watch for:

    1) Of course the speed guys. Not the marque names, but the fringe guys in later rounds will surely be on Al’s radar.

    2) Weigh-in of Wiz 2.0 . Didn’t go to the Senior Bowl, and I question the 310 pounds that PSU listed him as.

    3) Locker and Mallet, the big arm guys. If these guys are around in Round 2, Al and Hue will surely take a look. The combine however, is where these two should shine.

    4) See if Cam Newton can keep his mouth shut enough to not further the perception amongst some of being a little too arrogant for their liking.

    5) The annual senior bowl failed drug test guys. Always fun to see.

  • GoodOle00

    233. There are always abuses to the system but to claim the majority are useless loers sponging off society is grossly innaccurate but typical propaganda spread but the wealthy who pay very little taxes at all.

    The wealthy think welfare is horror unless they need 2/3 of a TRILLION to bale their assinine, greedy ventures out of the ditch.

    Invest in a clue. Its not the mexicans and poor. Its the multi national corps that OWN Washington now…

  • hwnrdr

    236, I’ll take that…but the whole country has gotten way too greedy which will cause a fall soon…anyways…
    Good Keys JFB…Good morning to you and 00

  • hwnrdr

    Snow at sea level…hmmm…this should be bigger news than anythhing sports related (at least for the Bay Area)….
    Just keeping covo going!

  • RaiderSam

    # raidertay Says:
    February 23rd, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Just cant get into the draft without a 1st round pick.
    ================================================
    Yawn. Brady was a 6th round pick. Jacoby Ford was the most explosive rookie down the stretch, and he was a fourth round pick.

    Lets learn a little about football players and less about first round nonsense.

  • Dakota

    that was fast

  • Dakota

    hellllooooo