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Surprise! It’s Bresnahan as DC

The Raiders are the last team in the NFL to have a defensive coordinator, but Chuck Bresnahan hasn’t fallen too far behind.

Bresnahan has been in the building since Feb. 1, the day he was hired as a “defensive coach” but not given a designation. The club announced Bresnahan had been named defensive coordinator on its Web site Monday.

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  • Dakota

    Bynum starting to play well….probably means it is time for his yearly knee injury.

  • bcz24

    Revis is as good as Nnamdi, but gets plenty of action in New York.
    ******
    Uhhh Revis had 54 attempts against him in 2010 and 0 turnovers, Nnamdi had 36 attempts against him and 0 turnovers. Revis was targeted 1 more time per game.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    Dakota Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 8:26 am
    Bynum starting to play well….probably means it is time for his yearly knee injury.

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    Already happened….where u been @?

    I like the way the Lakers flipped the switch back on after the All-star game.

    7 games in a row!!

  • DMAC

    Morning peoples!

    Routt
    “Some of the completions charted for me weren’t even my coverage. People thought it was me because I was close in the area or it looked like my coverage.”
    ==========
    So are you blaming Branch or Huffy?

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    DMAC Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 8:51 am
    Morning peoples!

    Routt
    “Some of the completions charted for me weren’t even my coverage. People thought it was me because I was close in the area or it looked like my coverage.”
    ==========
    So are you blaming Branch or Huffy?

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    Branch!
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    Im sure SS and/or FS will be a position we’ll be looking for during the Draft….

    Robert Sands will be there in the 4-5 RD. that would be a nice pick up!

  • DMAC

    # bcz24 Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Revis is as good as Nnamdi, but gets plenty of action in New York.
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    Uhhh Revis had 54 attempts against him in 2010 and 0 turnovers, Nnamdi had 36 attempts against him and 0 turnovers. Revis was targeted 1 more time per game.
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    I would say their pretty much the same, because Revis’ Jets blitz a whole lot and he doesn’t have to cover his man that long. And Nnamdi is in man2man always, BUT he doesn’t cover the opponents best WR like Revis does.
    Nnamdi=Revis
    Revis=Nnamdi

  • dickv

    i am sure that linebacking core made a few mistakes in coverage last season along with Huff, & Branch.

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    As soon as a new CBA is released Michael Huff will sign a new deal with the Dallas Cowboys and move back home…

  • Dakota

    353.r8eray Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 8:48 am
    Dakota Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 8:26 am
    Bynum starting to play well….probably means it is time for his yearly knee injury.

    ————————-

    Already happened….where u been @?

    I like the way the Lakers flipped the switch back on after the All-star game.

    7 games in a row!!

    +++++++++++

    That was last season’s knee injury that he waited to get fixed….he hasn’t had this year’s knee injury yet. lol

  • dickv

    I think Revis has better ball skills than Nnamdi. Revis had sat out for the whole off season to come back just in time for the final episode of Hard Knocks… I think comparing Revis to Nnamdi in Revis’ down year is a mistake.

    I will be interesting to see Nnamdi play somewhere else to see how teams attack him. I think Nnamdi ends up with his probowl buddies Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Terrell Suggs…etc. Baltimore seems like a the perfect fir for Nnamdi, and if Chris Carr is there best CB, then you know they will be shelling out big $ to bring him in.

    On side note I alwasy thought Chris carr was gay… literally the dude has sugar in the tank.

  • dickv

    RaiderDogg Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 8:59 am
    As soon as a new CBA is released Michael Huff will sign a new deal with the Dallas Cowboys and move back home…

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    I think the Texans will shell out big $ for Huff. I also thought they would go hard after Stanford Routt as well because he was one of the better CB, that would have been available in Free agency after Nnamdi and Champ.

    Honestly i think Huff is a good player, but as far paying him big $ when it seems like you have a young talent like Stevie Brown waiting in the wings is a mistake. Remember Nnamdi making the comment about the rookies, and going out of his way to say that Stevie Brown just makes plays every time he is on the field. Brown backed it up with limited time he got last season. I can’t wait to see this kid play at FS next year.

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg
  • dickv

    Dakota Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 9:01 am
    353.r8eray Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 8:48 am
    Dakota Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 8:26 am
    Bynum starting to play well….probably means it is time for his yearly knee injury.

    ————————-

    Already happened….where u been @?

    I like the way the Lakers flipped the switch back on after the All-star game.

    7 games in a row!!

    +++++++++++

    That was last season’s knee injury that he waited to get fixed….he hasn’t had this year’s knee injury yet. lol

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    does anybody doubt that it Lakers vs. celtics in 7 games this season. I think Kobe will beeing seeing blood with Shaq playing for the C’s, and he will go off on them the whole series. The celtics are tuff and are not going to just accept that fate so the Lake show will have to earn it in 7.

    I thought it was a mistake for the c’s to trade Perkins and Robinson for green, but understand they were looking forward to the future and the new big three… Rondo, Baby, and Green. KG & Pierce being role players

  • bcz24

    Baltimore seems like a the perfect fir for Nnamdi, and if Chris Carr is there best CB, then you know they will be shelling out big $ to bring him in.
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    Dominique Foxworth is their best corner, he was out last year with injury but will be back this year. Fabian Washington is also better than Carr. I dont see ozzie shelling out the big money for Nnamdi. The Ravens are pretty darn good at drafting players.

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    Dickv

    Don’t forget that Rob Ryan is the new DC in Dallas too.

  • bcz24

    Don’t forget that Rob Ryan is the new DC in Dallas too.
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    Ohhhh the DC that moved Huff to SS and almost ruined his career… yeah I could seem Huffy JUMPING to play for him again.

  • DMAC

    Nnamdi will be in Philly. Playing alongside Samuel.

  • DMAC

    Raiders re-signed OG Daniel Loper to a two-year, $4.2 million contract.
    The deal includes $300K in bonuses and a first-year salary of $1.9 million. Loper, 29, started four games last year at left guard in place of an injured Rob Gallery. Loper performed poorly and typically has whenever given an opportunity, but he is currently considered the favorite to replace Gallery in 2011.
    Source: Mac’s Football Blog
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    Here’s are new starting LG.

  • DMAC

    Raiders re-signed RB Michael Bennett to a one-year, $890,000 contract.
    We don’t see what the Raiders like about Bennett, but the 33-year-old to be received just two carries in seven appearances last season, and dating back to 2006 is averaging 3.54 yards per attempt. It would probably be in Oakland’s best interest to move on, but perhaps owner Al Davis envisions Bennett as insurance in the event he’s unable to re-sign free agent Michael Bush.
    Source: Mac’s Football Blog
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    Depth????????? I guess. This dude was hurt all of last season.

  • DutchRaider77

    Raiders re-signed RB Michael Bennett to a one-year, $890,000 contract.
    We don’t see what the Raiders like about Bennett, but the 33-year-old to be received just two carries in seven appearances last season, and dating back to 2006 is averaging 3.54 yards per attempt. It would probably be in Oakland’s best interest to move on, but perhaps owner Al Davis envisions Bennett as insurance in the event he’s unable to re-sign free agent Michael Bush.
    Source: Mac’s Football Blog
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    Depth????????? I guess. This dude was hurt all of last season.

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    They also have Louis Rankin on the roster?

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    Forget the Lakers and Celtics, this years finals will be between the Bulls and Spurs.

  • Dakota

    371.A.B. Paine III Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 9:30 am
    Forget the Lakers and Celtics, this years finals will be between the Bulls and Spurs.

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    lol good one!

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Chuck is the DC? get ready for tommy kelly going man 2 man on the slot receivers. Work up that miracle Rod Woodoson! the odds are against the DBs.

  • bcz24

    I see Houston making the biggest splash in the Nnamdi sweepstakes. They have all the pieces in place, except a secondary.

    Its weird that that site said Loper performed poorly, I was under the impression, as were many people including Jer that there wasnt much of a drop off between Gallery and Loper, however I think a little over 2 million is a kind of steep.

    No idea why they kept Michael Bennett, unless he is intended to be a camp body and cut before the season.

  • DMAC

    Nnamdi wants to play for a winning team. You can scratch Houston off his list.

  • Dakota

    My sources tell me that the framework of the new CBA is complete and both sides are working out the last details. Some of the highlights of the deal are as follows:

    It is a ten year deal, with opt outs after five years for both sides;

    The owners will be allowed to set aside $2 billion prior to revenue sharing for the next three years, and $1.5 billion for the following seven years;

    The players will get 55% of total revenues after the $2 billion set aside, and the owners will get 45% for the first three years. In the final seven seasons the players will get 53% and the owners will get 47%;

    16 game schedule remains;

    The owners get their rookie salary cap, which will be 50% of the salary of the prior year’s highest paid player in the NFL for the #1 pick and sliding down on a scale for the remaining first rounders. The signing bonus and other bonus loopholes are now closed. In return the players will be allowed to go into free agency after 4 years with no ability of the team to re-negotiate the contract until after year 3, but the rookie contracts for the 1st through 3rd rounders are guaranteed so the players have some security. The savings will go to veteran players by way of a salary minimum each team has to spend, which is 70% of each year’s salary cap, so the teams can’t just pocket the savings.

    The NFL will set up a new retired player assistance program for emergency low interest rate loans for players with documented medical issues stemming from injuries sustained during their careers, and optional low cost insurance policies for former players and their families with the NFL paying 25% of the premium.

    The season has been saved baby!

  • YoungAmerican

    Really like the Loper re-signing. The Michael Bennett one makes no sense, especially with Cartwright back. He’ll probably be a camp casualty anyway, which makes the move a total head-scratcher.

  • DMAC

    Yeah,
    Loper will do fine taking over for Gallery.

  • YoungAmerican

    There was no dropoff whatsoever when Loper took over for Gallery. And Loper has the size for a more power-based blocking scheme.

    Now it’s just a question of who Al will bring back for the RT spot. My bet is Mario. But Al sure is fond of Langston Walker…

  • bcz24

    DMAC Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 10:02 am
    Nnamdi wants to play for a winning team. You can scratch Houston off his list.
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    Houston will be a winner with a better secondary. They have a top 10 (probably top 5) passing game, the best rusher in football last year, a solid run d (top 10). Their weakness is their secondary. Opposing quarterbacks picked them apart weekly. Signing Nnamdi would be a huge step for them, and I am sure they will also adress that area in the draft.

  • bcz24

    He’ll probably be a camp casualty anyway, which makes the move a total head-scratcher.
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    1 year $890,000 looks to be vet minimum, I am sure it isnt guaranteed until week 1 of the regular season. He will be cut after preseason I think.

  • DMAC

    Bcz24,
    Maybe be so, but I think Nnamdi would pick the Raiders over Houston. I could see him landing in Philly.

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    It would be awesome if Jason Campbell grows his hair out and puts it in a pony tail.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    A.B. Paine III Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 9:30 am
    Forget the Lakers and Celtics, this years finals will be between the Bulls and Spurs.

    ———————-

    The Spurs????

    The same Spurs who got slapped up and down the court the other day? LMFAO!!!!

  • bcz24

    The season has been saved baby!
    ******
    Is that real, or are you pullin our legs

  • Dakota

    385.bcz24 Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 10:15 am
    The season has been saved baby!
    ******
    Is that real, or are you pullin our legs
    ___________

    Deal should be announced at 5pm Eastern.

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

    Dakota, I just hope the owners actually showed the books, as DeMaurice Smith once demanded. If not, labor leaders sell out their rank and file, once again. Nothing unusual.

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

    As far as Breshnehan goes, it looks like Al’s surrounding Hue with his guys. Hue’s doing a good job of pretending he’s all for it (as if he’d much rather have Al Davis choose a staff for him than put his own staff together…). Hue seems like a smart guy and I’m pretty sure he’s working Al like Gruden and Kiffin did, but he’s dealing with a meddlesome owner who’s even older and even crazier than what Gruden and Kiffin dealt with. He’s going to have his hands full trying to really build a team here while pretending he’s going along with crazy Al. He’s got the toughest job in sports right now.

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

    I’m willing to sacrifice a year of football, two even, for the players union to win this fight. NFL owners have so much power right now it’s almost funny. Any concessions by the players union, they only get more power.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    RMR, I don’t know about sacrificing 2 years just to prove a point!

    BTW… I’m from IBEW Local 357 Las Vegas, NV

    ;)

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

    Dakota, there is nothing, anywhere on the internet, about any CBA developments. What’s your source? I hope you’re not right, to be honest with you. I’d like to see more health care for retired players. “Emergency loans”? You have to be kidding. Only an idiot couldn’t see though that. They’ll deny them when the time comes on bogus technicalities.

    The only significant NFL news today is that Steve Sabol of NFL films had a seizure. Hope he’s alright. NFL Films are the only games the Raiders dominate anymore..

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

    Well, I’m sure your union’s glad to have someone as management-friendly as you, Ray. See you guys later.

  • bcz24

    The main points Dakota posted seem fair. Owners get about $62.5 mill per team in revenue exempt from profit sharing (about half of the TV deal) and the rest is a 55-45 split in favor of the players. Either side can opt out in 5 years. Im curious as to where your opinion stems from RMR, because the entire reason the owners opted of this deal was because it was skewed too far in favor of the players (not necesarily saying I agree, just that that was the reason)

  • lefty12

    YA-379-that is simple not true.There was a drop off,the coaches and Jerry mentioned it.Once again people on this blog trying to rewrite history.

  • bcz24

    I now have Tecmo Bowl on my phone… Bo Jackson rules. LOL

  • bcz24

    lefty12 Says:
    March 8th, 2011 at 11:30 am
    YA-379-that is simple not true.There was a drop off,the coaches and Jerry mentioned it.Once again people on this blog trying to rewrite history.
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    Jerry said himself there wasnt much of a drop off in play when Loper replaced Gallery. Just sayin…

  • lefty12

    “wasn’t much of a drop off”=drop off.The mob mentality took over where Gallery was concerned.People on here hated Cable,Gallery came out in support of Cable,therefore the mob instantly hated Gallery-unfairly I might add.That is the way this blog is.Make something up,repeat it 4 or 5 times and within a week someone will using it as evidence to support a statement.

  • DutchRaider77

    Time to break up this cat fight…

    “Q:How as Loper done as a substitute for Gallery?

    Cable:He’s done all right. He’s a guy that did his job, a backup player that came in when needed and plugged a hole.”

    Also Loper was inactive for many games: Denver, KC, Jaguars, San Diego…

    Not hard to find search “Loper” in the search field of the JMac’s blog.

    It appears Cable did not think too highly of Loper…for whatever reason.

  • Dakota

    Oh bummer, the entire CBA agreement has been thrown out the window due to a disagreement over the size of the numbers on the jerseys. The owners want 17′ numbers and the players want 18′ numbers. Looks like we are headed to a lockout.

  • Just Win Baby

    First thing Gallery will do to fit in on another team is cut his pro wrestling hair. Gallery will be a clean cut good boy in short order.