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McCarthy mum on Moss, Perry

Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said Friday there some changes in terms of responsibility on his coaching staff, but declined comment on whether he could conceivably lose a coach to the Raiders.

Raiders coach Hue Jackson said Thursday he was still considering coaches outside the organization for the still-vacant position of defensive coordinator, and two names of interest have been Packers assistant head coach and inside linebackers coach Winston Moss and defensive backs coach Darren Perry.

Asked if the Raiders had expressed interest in either man, McCarthy said, “I’m not going to comment on speculation. Our coaching staff is intact and I’m glad for it.”

Jackson has already been blocked in an attempt to speak with Jets defensive backs coach Dennis Thurman about the position. Green Bay has blocked candidates in the past, most notably a chance for quarterbacks coach Tom Clements to interview with the Bears to become offensive coordinator.

Moss would seemingly be the more likely candidate than Perry because he would be more willing to come to a team that already has a defense and a set philosophy in place for a chance to become a coordinator. He has interviewed with Al Davis before and spoke glowingly of the owner and his roots as a Raiders player.

ROUTT MAKES IT OFFICIAL, RAIDERS STILL WAITING

UPDATE: The Raiders have announced the signing of Routt on Raiders.com

Still no confirmation from the Raiders on the signing of Stanford Routt, but the cornerback took it upon himself to make the announcement through a publicist.

Routt even confirmed the financial package _ $31.5 million over there years with $20 million guaranteed.

“It’s a great feeling to go back to a place you’re familiar with and not have to deal with the unkowns and uncertainties,” Routt said of his extension. “But the work has just begun; we have a tough schedule this year. My parents always taught me `finish what you start.’ ”

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  • raiderman81

    one son… just locked in my tickets…. sec 122 under the overhang..
    im there this year.. RAIDERS!

  • raiderman81

    man i hope we get some DB help.

  • Ed McManly

    3rd!!!

  • YoungAmerican

    CB Eric Wright could maybe be a decent, inexpensive signing.

  • Toyz

    Man I hope Woodson can do someting with are DB’s

  • JB

    raiderman81 Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    man i hope we get some DB help.
    **********************

    Convert DHB to a CB. He’s got the size, speed, route knowledge and most passes in his direction hit the ground. What more can you ask from a CB?

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

    Maybe Hue Jackson can get some of the coaches there drunk, and drag home a Defensive Coord.

  • RaiderRetribution

    JB even though you were being scarcastic, I think you are correct; Mr. Heyward-Bey would make an outstanding cornerback in my opinion, if he does not step up this year as a WR [as I expect he will] he should consider going to the defensive side of the ball.

  • dbaz09

    Hopefully Routt’s parents also taught him how to study game film… Davis wants to show that he’s responsible for turning Nnamdi into the player he is now, and he thinks Routt is his next subject. Bad move to reward him with a big contract like that based on expectations only.

  • stubblebuzz

    a direct question is not speculation. Have the raiders expressed interest or not?

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

    They should have traded Nnamdi last year, if they were going to let him walk.

  • DutchRaider77

    Chris Carr:
    “I just don’t want to see myself going to a place like Oakland where you see yourself going 8-8 and it’s like the best thing ever. I don’t want to experience that anymore. Later stage of your career, you want to be somewhere where you’re happy, first and foremost.”

  • dbaz09

    Davis also said he could get 2-3 players for the money he paid Nnamdi. It’s hard to do that when you overspend on a guy who’s already on your team…

  • M Lonetree

    I like Routt’s quote, “my parents always told me to finish what you start”.
    Kind of like what Adrian Wilson said when he re-upped with Arizona.
    Wonder what Nnamdi thinks about such things?

    The superior man pays as much attention at the end as he did at the beginning – Lao Tzu

  • J Hill

    LOL at Chris Carr.

    And Oakland doesn’t see itself even considering a CB like you in FA. You’ll probably be out of the league, lol.

  • M Lonetree

    JB,

    I pointed to Various Wayward-Ways as DB material a year ago. Nuthin’ gnu in that.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Aint mad a Carr ..just glad we got rid of that pitful HC Tom Cable who so proudly boosted about a .500 record. WHOOOOPPEEEE!! (sarcastic)

  • TerrapinRaider

    No doubt Carr is garbage and would not even get consideration for Oakland. They’re waaayy past him.

  • TerrapinRaider

    DHB is going to SHOCK THE WORLD next year! You heard it here first

  • J Hill

    Hue is going to get the ball to the WRs this year quickly and let them get their YAC on. DHBeast is going to make it happen this year.

  • M Lonetree

    Turtleman,

    reading CalBear Silver’s column quote “…that NFL insiders consider Hue Jack City a huge upgrade over Cable.”

  • TerrapinRaider

    Chris Carr & Fabian Washington …man o man was that bad

  • M Lonetree

    Turtleman,

    then get out your Maryland proddings and dispense some “go get ‘ems” to both DHumuhumuBey and BruceSoup.

  • RaiderRetribution

    DHB is ahead of Mr. Cliff Branch’s first two seasons.

  • TerrapinRaider

    I just don’t know who was worse in our system …Fabian Washington or Me-Angelica? I think Me-Angelica …Fabes was able to at least hold down the fort for a few years …Me-Angelica couldn’t even last 1 stinkin’ season!

  • M Lonetree

    RaiderRetribution,

    true enough. Cliff was a world class sprinter out of CU with hands of basalt his first coupla years.

  • TerrapinRaider

    BruceSoup is going to do some damage next year on that line at Gaurd. Mark it!

    The Terrapin is making proclamations today!

    RAIDERS WILL SHOCK THE WORLD!

    All turltes eventually come out of their shells. Likewise the Nation fans will start sprouting up like you haven’t seen it quite some time.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Those WR gloves are today’s modern version of stick ‘em.

  • M Lonetree

    Terrapin,

    has the Maryland legislature, or the nabobs of UM ever considered making the Dead’s Terrapin Station the state/university anthem.
    They should.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Make or break year for the DHB experience.

    Ending the last year with fumble on his only carry, and a drop with zero receptions didn’t really excite me for 2011.

  • noteasilyimpressed

    Jerry, if at all possible, please tell us which draftees the Raiders are talking to at the Combine. I know it doesn’t mean they will necessarily draft them but it makes for interesting reading.

  • M Lonetree

    Vegas,

    Hue Jack City is in control now. All of the Wayward-Ways are outre. (Anyway Terrapin has the inside track to prod his fellow alums to produce.)

  • No Mas Diamante

    I think Al signs Nmamdi for a few reasons: One, he’s a damn good cornerback, and two, Al isn’t about to let another potential HOF worthy DB walk like he did with CW. Routt is coming into his own and is only going to get better. Giving up 5 td’s over the course of the year, one every three games or so, is pretty good when you consider the number of footballs that come his way since no one throws to #21′s side. I think Routt plays better with a sideline next to him than as a nickle back.

  • TerrapinRaider

    DHB draws a lot of ire in here. Say his name and its like lightening in a bottle. This place gets electric.

    Some players just take time. Let it play itself out. This year will be important for him.

    As much flax as Routt gets in here; I’ve always maintained that he was the CB you want next to Nnamdi. And he’s only getting better. He may not be a great as Nnam is but he has become a real solid CB.

  • TerrapinRaider

    I dont know what you guys think of unions, in principal i have no quarrels with unions although i think its really a relic from a past era. personally, I would never invest in a company that is unionized.

    Now having govt workers unionize is another story. That should not exist! You have basically permissioned a group of people to collectively bargain AGAINST YOU! (and themselves when you think about it which is pretty stupid)

    Not only that but its ripe with conflict of interest between politicians and their responsibilities to the citizens.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Now back to football. Just saw that come up on the news and decided to adlip

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

    Anybody who works for wages should be able to unionize. Unions and the GI Bill were the backbones of the American Middle class

  • kvnbntly

    Terp, good for yu, it would be nice to see Bey run something other that vert routes, we saw his after the catch potential last year, as for Bruce hopefully he gets some vet help with technique or what ever the problem was last year, and shows up with a chip on his shoulder. They bolth seem to be high character, and highty motivated, most haven’t givin up on either.

  • YoungAmerican

    What do you guys think of Mason Foster, OLB from Washington?

  • TerrapinRaider

    KK – Unions are not the backbone of the middle class. That’s laughable. If that were the case most are a very significant portion of the middle class would be unionized. Its not even close. Less than 7% of the private sector employees are in unions.

    Like I said before, its primarily a relic of the past (at least in my eyes). In the past it may have been necessary imo and the portion of the middle class in unions was likely very high. Thats not the case anymore.

    Govt workers should not be allowed to unionize. Thats just ridiculous imo. You can have workers striking agaist the state or federal govt. In NY it snowed heavily one day and workers basically did a “soft” strike and it almost shut down the city. You simply cannot allow that to happen. That impact goes beyond a single company its sweeps across all the companies in the city and negatively impacts every worker in the city. That should not be allowed to happen.

  • M Lonetree

    since it is the union/collaboration of the few richest and most powerful in this world who ordain the lot of all the rest I declare that all unions and marriages are to be dissolved in the best interest of the common person.
    oops. belay that. since commoners are just as apt to be as petty, selfish, corrupt and tyrannical as the the present oligarchical hierarchy in ever indulging a greater piece of the pie for themselves, I should better declare the abolishment of the human race.
    yes, that is better.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Striking against a govt is basically striking against you! It means YOU must pay more in taxes to support their wages and benefits (which are already ridiculously high in comparison).

    Not only that it can quickly turn into a quid pro quo with politicians which again negatively impacts us.

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

    The Republican Brotherhood want everybody under the Boot of Multi-National Corporations.

    Target: Labor Unions.

  • raidertalk

    AHH well…Routt’s good but I can’t help but think this lowers the chances of ASO being back… maybe a 40% of Asomugha in 2011?

  • TerrapinRaider

    When I was in college, I need a job and tried to work at UPS packaging goods. They told me I had to join a union in order to work there. The pay was already low but now I had to pay union dues on top of that! Crazy! I was better off not putting up with the heat and exhaustion and told them they can keep the job.

    Sad really. I couldn’t believe other ppl were pay that much money in dues when they already were getting paid nothing.

  • djohnnyg

    34.TerrapinRaider Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    DHB draws a lot of ire in here. Say his name and its like lightening in a bottle. This place gets electric.

    Some players just take time. Let it play itself out. This year will be important for him.

    As much flax as Routt gets in here; I’ve always maintained that he was the CB you want next to Nnamdi. And he’s only getting better. He may not be a great as Nnam is but he has become a real solid CB.
    ——
    As far as DHB is concerned, it’d be nice if he could even get the vertical routes down.

    That game against Jax. he was WIDE OPEN and let the ball go right through his hands in a key situation in the 4th. RIGHT THROUGH HIS HANDS. IMO he has somekind of vision problem. My Grandmother could have caught that pass and she passed away seven yrs. ago.

    I have absolutely ZERO faith in him. Since he’s on the team I want him to succeed, I just have no faith he will.

  • Carl Weathers

    Al Davis believes that all players signed before the new CBA is reached, will not be accredited in whole towards the new cap. Also, he will receive a % in return to add to the cap for future years for his absolutely exaggerated contracts.

    Cheers!

  • raidertalk

    Well the good news is that sine we don’t have a high first round pick theres no temptation to get the sexy pick. Maybe we could stalk up on some good o-linemen

  • J Hill

    DHB is going to drop a couple passes per game. That only becomes a real problem if he is only thrown to 4 times or less. Counting on Hue to come up with an offense that trgets the WRs MUCH more than the TE. Give the WRs those underneath and seam routes that Miller always runs.

  • Carl Weathers

    DHB needs to do something like memorize the bio’s in Playboy and recite them while running routes.

    The baseball fans in here will get that one.