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Jackson quick hits

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at 10:53 am in Oakland Raiders.

Some highlights as Raiders coach Hue Jackson made the rounds with the media at the NFL scouting combine:

– Jackson could not confirm a two-year contract extension as reported by the NFL Network for cornerback Stanford Routt, but said it was his understanding a deal was close. He expressed confidence that Routt could handle the role as the No. 1 cornerback in the event Nnamdi Asomugha does not return.

The reported numbers on Routt are even more stunning than his first- and third-round tender last year _ $20 million guaranteed, $31.5 million total.

Jackson would not rule out Asomugha returning, but conceded it was possible he wouldn’t.

– No word yet on the designation of a franchise player, which could go to Zach Miller if the Raiders haven’t reached a deal before today’s deadline (I believe it’s 4 p.m. Eastern. Jackson said the Raiders would “probably” have a franchise player.

UPDATE: The Raiders have reportedly franchised (according to Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com) outside linebacker Kamerion Wimbley, whose $3.5 million buyback exeeded a 30 percent in terms of a pay raise _ too high for an existing contract. So instead of salary plus the buyback which would have paid Wimbley around $4.1 million, he’s due the franchise number of approximately $10.1 million.

Oakland is attempting to reach a longterm deal with Wimbley and franchising him is a way to stop him from hitting the open market in the event of a collective bargaining agreement.– The Raiders have a defensive coordinator.

“Me,” Jackson said.

He said the Raiders were still evaluating people outside the organization and the hire could also come within. Chuck Bresnahan is still listed as a “defensive coach” with no specific designation.

Whoever the coordinator is, Jackson said the Raiders would remain primarily a 4-3 team but be multiple in scope, meaning whoever the coordiantor is will come into a situation where scheme and philosophy is pretty much in place.

Jackson said he wasn’t sure if there would be a hire to coach quarterbacks, given the amount of time he and offensive coordinator Al Saunders will spend with the position. He said too many voices can sometime dilute a message.

More to come later . . .

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  • http://None The Real MaddcnRaider

    Hey el tita, you want a shovel and pail for all that sand in ur p**s

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders r8eray

    So with Al spending all this money…I guess we wont be signing any FA’s???
    NO $DINERO$ LEFT???

  • YoungAmerican

    Atogwe would be a good option, but he’ll command at least as much money as Huff will.

    Page can probably be signed on the cheap, and he’s younger than Atogwe.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Who knows with this whole CBA deal what might happen.

    It’s somewhat conceivable that they will eliminate some of this revenue-sharing and salary cap, and some of the smaller and less profitable markets (us included) will be at at a huge disadvantage to these larger market teams. It could ultimately end up like how it is in baseball, with teams spending 70-80 million more a year in salaries than other teams.

    Al is old as hell and rolling the dice, and I am betting on the don’t pass and the Easy Eight along with him.

    Stanford Routt = 2011 Pro Bowl alternate

  • YoungAmerican

    Maybe the Raiders can take a chance on a less expensive FA CB like Eric Wright.

    Other options might be:
    CB Jonathan Joseph, Antonio Cromartie, or Richard Marshall
    OT Jammal Brown or Jared Gaither
    WR Santana Moss
    TE Matt Spaeth
    FS Jarrad Page (if Huff walks)

    Don’t know how much money will be left for any of those guys by the time a CBA is reached, though.

  • DKnight007

    6.RaiderDogg Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 10:58 am
    Raiders just signed Stan Routt to a contract extension and they are also very close to inking Zach Miller to an extension as well…

    ^^^^^^^
    Zach Miller extension good….Routt extension….bad.

    Having to franchise Wimbley for 10 million instead of the 3.5 million is a loss.

  • bcz24

    Stanford Routt = 2011 Pro Bowl alternate
    ******
    Could happen. If Nnamdi leaves Routt will only see 35-50 balls his way instead of 100.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders r8eray

    Don’t know sometimes (all the time)…Raiders do $h!t that make me scratch my head!

  • bcz24

    The Wiz2.0 says it would be awesome to play for uncle steve…

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders r8eray

    24, source?

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    Besides Hue, who else from the Raiders will meet with the Goodell this evening when he meets with owners and/or gm’s, and coaches from all 32 teams…

    Maybe Hue will be the Raiders only rep for the meeting, after all he is the OC and DC, along with HC.. Might as well add GM, to his list of duties…

  • bcz24

    Vito Tafur posted the quote on twitter. I guess OL are the guys getting interviewed right now at the Combine

  • YoungAmerican
  • bcz24

    Maybe Hue will be the Raiders only rep for the meeting, after all he is the OC and DC, along with HC.. Might as well add GM, to his list of duties…
    ********
    Im sure Amy Trask is in town if there are any league meetings going on.

  • Just Fire Baby

    HA!!

    I’m watching NFLN, and they were talking about Peyton Manning, and they show a highlight of him throwing a TD to some white dude who burned none other than Stanford Routt.

  • raidertay

    Kamerion Wimbley had a good year but $10mill for an LB???? He wasnt THAT good. The guy isnt Patrick Willis. They better work out a deal for Zack Miller.

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    I’m sure most of you have a “glaucoma” prescription right? Or do you just like indulging in illegal narcotics, then bragging about it on a friggin blog? Grow the fck up already…..

  • YoungAmerican

    Believe it or not, I really don’t care if the fact that I smoke marijuana offends you.

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    Routt and Wimbley simply not good moves at all. Still no DC, a bit over paid for Dicky Seymour.. Typical offseason for us…

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    118.YoungAmerican Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    Believe it or not, I really don’t care if the fact that I smoke marijuana offends you.

    ————————————————–

    It doesn’t “offend” me you moron. It makes me laugh that you actually blog about it on a public forum dedicated to football… It’s quite juvenline and pathetic really…. “bruh”

  • Dakota

    Mediocre play = monster contracts from Oakland. Wimbley can’t cover anyone…..and other than some asinine statistic that keeps getting thrown around in here, I have never heard any NFL player, GM or coach ever even bring up Routt’s name.

    Unreal.

  • YoungAmerican

    It’s just one of many things that gets discussed here on a daily basis. People talk basketball, politics, beers they like, food they make. Weed is no different than any of those things. Go get worked up about something that actually affects your life.

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    Very unreal, Wimbley wasn’t that good really. Would have been a distraction if he walked, but not a complete disaster …

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    122.YoungAmerican Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    It’s just one of many things that gets discussed here on a daily basis. People talk basketball, politics, beers they like, food they make. Weed is no different than any of those things. Go get worked up about something that actually affects your life.

    —————–

    Put down the “Sour Diesel” it is “tweaking” you out and making you “paranoid”… “bruh”

  • YoungAmerican

    It really is a shame that the buyback option for Wimbley didn’t work out. Would have saved the Raiders a whole lot of money. $7 million could have easily locked up Huff or Joseph or Cromartie for a year, if the Raiders were so inclined.

    Oh well. Keeping Wimbley means one less hole on the defense to fill, and he’s a decent young player. Might not be able to cover, but few LBs can, and at least he’s versatile enough to play with his hand on the ground, too.

    Like I said earlier, it’ll be interesting to see what this means for Huff, Gallery and the rest of the free agents along the offensive line.

    Miller’s deal is going to get done regardless so I’m not really worried about that. And Bush will likely be an RFA.

  • YoungAmerican

    Haha I like how all you can do is pretend I say things like “bruh” because it makes you feel superior in some way. It’s cute.

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    It’s just one of many things that gets discussed here on a daily basis. People talk basketball, politics, beers they like, food they make. Weed is no different than any of those things. Go get worked up about something that actually affects your life.

    ———————————–

    Weed is MUCH different than basketball, politics, beers, and food genious, it’s illegal… Buy hey, I really don’t give a fck if you smoke it or not… Just found it very commical you so jovialistically brag about it on a public forum.. I would imagine you are probably on this blog from either your moms basement or a public libray… toke away “bruh”

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    126.YoungAmerican Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    Haha I like how all you can do is pretend I say things like “bruh” because it makes you feel superior in some way. It’s cute.

    ——————

    Righteous toke “bruh” 420… yeah…. smooothhh toke…

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    So what minions are telling Al “Yes Mr. D. that is indeed a smart contract to offer Routt”… “Why yes Mr. D. 10 mill for Wimbley is a steal for the organziation”.. WTF.

  • YoungAmerican

    Not bragging about it any more than people brag about drinking a beer or eating good food or spending their time any other way. It’s just something I (and a lot of other people) do. Sorry it offends your delicate sensibilities.

  • YoungAmerican

    Haha Flynn, you’re making a bigger deal out of it than any one of us “tokers” were.

  • YoungAmerican
  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    130.YoungAmerican Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    Not bragging about it any more than people brag about drinking a beer or eating good food or spending their time any other way. It’s just something I (and a lot of other people) do. Sorry it offends your delicate sensibilities.

    ———————————

    Good for you buddy!! Set your goals “high”, reach for the stars, don’t let ANYONE tell you, namely some unknown person on a blog tell you any different. You continue to contribute to society dude…. You are a special person no matter what they say.

  • YoungAmerican

    I’m no more special than you are. I just live my life in a different way. I don’t feel the need to tell anyone else how they should live theirs. But if that’s what makes you feel good, then by all means go for it.

  • RedneckRaider (The Real MaddenRaider-Hater; seriously, I hate that guy…)

    Jackson- “We have a nucleus of really good, young players that I am very excited about coaching. Obviously we want to get better at every position. There’s not a position, other than quarterback, that I feel like I want to look at to draft and say, `We don’t need anybody.’”

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    RedneckRaider – Do you seriously hate MR? ;-)

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

    So, Davis Franchised Kim Wimbley and gave Kam Routt 10 million? Wow!

  • RedneckRaider (The Real MaddenRaider-Hater; seriously, I hate that guy…)

    Seriously.

  • fingers

    Routt?.. 10 million a year?…. Al Davis overpaid another HorseApple…

  • YoungAmerican

    $45 million this year for three defensive players. Still need a CB and FS. Still have three starting spots to fill on the offensive line. Still have to re-sign Miller and potentially Bush and Reece (although all of them will likely be RFAs).

    Should get interesting from here on out. Although at least the Raiders are getting it sorted out pre-draft.

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    Jerry hasn’t been on a roadie since 09. He must be to busy catching up with the other fishwrap hacks to get us our fix….

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    Matt Hayes of The Sporting News reports Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, who turned down NFL millions to stay in school, will have a multi-million dollar insurance policy – a total package that will likely dwarf what other college stars have had in recent years. The amount of the policy will be determined by the NFL’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement – a contentious issue in current labor talks that could disrupt the 2011 NFL season.

    Luck has secured a $5 million policy offered through the NCAA to cover any potential debilitating injury, and will add more once – or if – a new CBA is approved. “The guaranteed money for top five or top 10 picks will be lower with the new CBA,” said Luck’s father and West Virginia athletic director, Oliver Luck. “The question is, how much lower?” Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, the No.1 pick in last year’s NFL draft, signed a six-year, $78 million contract – with $50 million guaranteed. Rookie contracts are a key bargaining chip in the current negotiations, and likely will be capped at a significantly reduced number than previous seasons. Oliver Luck said the family won’t pursue a policy for the full amount any new CBA limits for rookies, but the total insurance package will be significant.

    Luck threw for 3,338 yards and 32 touchdowns as last year’s Heisman Trophy runner-up, and led the Cardinal to an Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech. Had he decided to leave school early, he would have been projected as the No.1 overall pick in the April draft

    —————————–

    Rex Ryan reminds me of “Fat Bast@rd”.. Does he ever stfu? I would love to see the Jets go 3-13..

  • RedneckRaider (The Real MaddenRaider-Hater; seriously, I hate that guy…)

    Aso- 17 million this year….

    Seymour- 15 million this year (5 over value?)
    Wimbley- 10 million this year (6 over value?)
    Routt – 10 million this year (6 over value?)

    Is this what Davis meant by spreading 17 million around to keep players? Think I’m undervaluing these players? It’s possible… but it doesn’t mean I’m wrong… we still don’t know Miller’s contract yet…

    Discuss.

  • Oaktown

    10 million for Routt is a joke! I bet if Big Al lined up opposite Routt today, Big Al could give him one move and Routt would bite, and Big Al would take it to the house! Please tell me this is not happening!

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    Must have been the “Sour Diesel”… I posted the wrong article….

    According to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, loud-and-large New York Jets coach Rex Ryan hasn’t lost his swagger or his confidence in his football team, guaranteeing that the AFC East franchise will win the Super Bowl next season. “I guarantee we’ll win it this year,” Ryan said today at the NFL scouting combine. “I believe we’ll be the team that wins it, period. I feel it.”

    When asked why he felt that way, Ryan stated, “I believe we have an excellent team. “I thought we’d win it the first two years. I guarantee we’ll do it this year. We have an incredible scouting department and a GM that knows the blueprint for success. We have no excuses. Whatever it takes, we’re going to find a way to get it done. “I’m going to try to will a championship. Anything it takes. We’re going to lock arms and find a way to get it done. Our mission is to host a home playoff game. I’m not afraid to stand up here and say it.”

  • YoungAmerican

    Who knows, maybe whatever team ends up with the #1 overall pick will already have a relatively settled QB situation, and Al can make a trade for Luck.

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    143.RedneckRaider (The Real MaddenRaider-Hater; seriously, I hate that guy…) Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    Aso- 17 million this year….

    Seymour- 15 million this year (5 over value?)
    Wimbley- 10 million this year (6 over value?)
    Routt – 10 million this year (6 over value?)

    Is this what Davis meant by spreading 17 million around to keep players? Think I’m undervaluing these players? It’s possible… but it doesn’t mean I’m wrong… we still don’t know Miller’s contract yet…

    Discuss.

    —————–

    Lol… Nothing to discuss… You are 100% correct..

  • Dakota

    I can’t wait for the 5 year $55 million dollar deal Al is going to give to Marcel Reece.

  • RedneckRaider (The Real MaddenRaider-Hater; seriously, I hate that guy…)

    RedneckRaider (The Real MaddenRaider-Hater; Seriously, I Hate That Guy…) Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    Aso- 17 million this year….

    Seymour- 15 million this year (5 over value?)
    Wimbley- 10 million this year (6 over value?)
    Routt – 10 million this year (6 over value?)

    Is this what Davis meant by spreading 17 million around to keep players? Think I’m undervaluing these players? It’s possible… but it doesn’t mean I’m wrong… we still don’t know Miller’s contract yet…

    Discuss.

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

    And this being said, I HATE to see Aso leave, but would I rather have Aso or Seymour, Wimbley, Routt, and Miller… Maybe that’s the line of thinking that’s getting us here…

  • http://www.flynnlives.com/ Kevin Flynn

    Losing Routt, Aso, Huff, Seymour, and Wimbley would have been devistating… Maybe that is the silver lining. Losing Aso would suck, but it would be devistating.