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Report: 2011 rules could be same as 2010

The Washington Post is reporting that if the NFL is forced to open its doors through the court system, the playing field would be the same as they were last season.

No salary cap and restricted free agency for four- and five-year veterans with non-guaranteed contracts and tender levels which vary according to the player’s perceived importance on the team.

The Raiders have already given first- and third-round tenders to tight end Zach Miller and running back Michael Bush, which would pay each man approximately $3.2 million for the 2011 season.

I’ll be away for a week on a company-mandated furlough.

Beat writer Steve Corkran will keep you updated on Raiders news . . .

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  • meatheadraider

    The Tennessee Titans knew they were taking a chance last season when they claimed wide receiver Randy Moss off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings. Apparently, the Titans realized the acquisition of Moss was a mistake and will move on next season.
    According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, the Titans have decided that Moss will not be back with the team next season–which means he’ll hit the open market as a free agent. After beginning the 2010 season with the New England Patriots, Moss was hoping to receive a long-term deal–but that obviously never happened. Instead, the decision to speak openly about his desire for a contract with the public hurt Moss as he was eventually traded from the Pats to the Minnesota Vikings.

    Tennessee claimed Moss off waivers at the beginning of November when they were actually considered strong contenders in the AFC. At the time, the Titans were 5-3 and in need of adding a playmaker in the passing game–especially since the return of Kenny Britt was unknown.

    Instead, Moss struggled to fit in with the offense and only caught six passes for 80 yards with zero touchdowns in the eight games he played with the Titans. On the season, Moss caught just 28 passes for 393 yards with five touchdowns–which may make it difficult for him to receive that long-term deal he was fighting hard for last season.

    While he may not earn that hefty payday he was hoping for once a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is in place, at least Moss robbed the Titans of $3.88 million he was due after being claimed off waivers.

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    89.KoolKell Says:
    March 14th, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    But the real story, by leaps and bounds, was his physical appearance. Al Davis sat at the press table with a face that appeared to have been trapped in a bag of diseased cats since 1954. Brandishing a forehead ripe with knotty cysts, open sores and a bleeding gash hastily held to by a dime store Band-Aid, Davis was literally something out of a horror show.

    It wasn’t Coach Davis’ fault KK that he appeared like that. I blame hererra for that because, what is he, a vallet or lap dog or something, anyhow, he should have gotten the poor man a baseball cap. A black hat with the Raider logo. hererra did that on purpose. Not Coaches fault. It would of even made Coach Davis look younger by a couple of years, and wouldn’t have allowed you to put up that nasty link.

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    Oh, one more thing there KK, thanks for the nightmare I’m gonna have tonight. Even though that was photo shopped of Coach Davis, still nasty of you to do that.

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo
  • Davy Jones

    Who cares about the nasty link? That was a blog comparing Al Davis to VINCE MCMAHON. Got to go digging pretty deep to find someone who’ll diss Al the way the haters want it told, huh? No to offend, but I reserve the right to treat any article involving pro wrestling as complete bullsh*t.

  • confucius400

    When asked how Raider potentate, Al Davis, selects Raiders most people tell you that it’s simply a matter of who runs the fastest 40 in their position. Certainly this is a viable answer and one supported over many years of Al’s draft and FA selection record. Al drafted Darrius Heyward-Bey, who ran a 4.30 40 even reaching down and taking him in the 1st round while experts scratched their heads having Bey projected no earlier than the 3rd. Al signed Javon Walker, who ran a 4.38 – 40, after he was cut by Denver following a steep decline in his performance. Other truly fast Raiders are Stanford Routt 4.29 – 40 (who just signed a $3.268 million/yr deal even though contributing less than nothing during the 2009 season), Yamon Figurs – 4.30 in from Cleveland, and Tyvon Branch – 4.31.

    But if speed were everything, Al would have taken Chris Johnson, the faster and better player and joint holder of the combine’s 40 record – 4.24. CJ was taken 24th in the 2008 draft and available for Al, who had the 4th pick – but Al chose another RB, Darren McFadden, who ran a 4.33 – 40.

    I have long wondered if there was something else that went into Al’s calculation, something not as apparent as sheer speed. Have you ever wished you could place an electronic bug in Al’s office and listen to his candid remarks and monitor his conversations? It’s something I wish were possible for my own consumption. We can’t do that, of course, so if we want to anticipate Al’s moves we need to understand how he thinks; so let’s probe and explore possibilities underlying Al’s decisions by examining his record. I don’t believe it comes down to only speed.

    We can rule out Wonderlic scores as a significant criteria for Al – we have many boneheads on the Raiders – at least as measured by the type of intelligence captured on that test. We can rule out Al’s partiality to certain colleges -Al pulls them in from everywhere. There has been, however, a trend over the past decade with Al taking a disproportionate number of players from the south, especially the Deep South; but this may only be a coincidence.

    Maybe the other criteria, the Rosetta Stone, to understand Al’s decisions is something quirky, something subjective and peculiar to the psyche of Al Davis himself. Spirals Galore suggested once that Al seems enamored with handsome, well-built men – such as JaMarcuss Russell, Javon Walker, Carlisle Cooper, Jonathan Holland, Paul Hubbard, Chris Johnson, (playboy) Darren McFadden, David Nixon, Slade Norris, Oren O’Neal, Erik Pears, Marcel Reece, Stanford Routt, Richard Seymour, Tony Stewart, Todd Watkins and Sam Williams. These well-built and, many would say, ‘handsome’ men are also poor or disappointing players. Most of these men are inexplicably kept on the roster and, in every case, paid unjustifiably high salaries.

    Sportswriter Paul Zimmerman wrote this about Al, “Davis has always been enamored of the oversized player … The 6’8″ Matuszak; 6’9″ Charles Philyaw; 6’7″ Ted Hendricks, the tallest linebacker in history; 7-foot defensive tackle Richard Sligh, the tallest anything-they all have worn the silver and black.” This has been a characteristic of Al’s player choices for decades. NB. Our Offensive line is currently the 2nd tallest in the league.

    So, is Al enticed by masculine physiques almost as much as he is by speed? Does that factor weigh into his criteria when choosing who he’ll dress in Silver & Black?

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    105.Davy Jones Says:
    March 14th, 2011 at 5:21 pm
    Who cares about the nasty link? That was a blog comparing Al Davis to VINCE MCMAHON. Got to go digging pretty deep to find someone who’ll diss Al the way the haters want it told, huh? No to offend, but I reserve the right to treat any article involving pro wrestling as complete bullsh*t.

    Problem is, if you open that link and look at it, it just creeps you off guard. Not a shock and awe kinda guy. Just hope noone else finds it as offensive as I do. Not polite to ridicule an old man like that, especially after all Coach Davis has done for football.

  • Nnamdi21

    106. Yaaaawn. Is Al Davis gay? Is that f’ing point of this lame azz nothing of a story?

    “He picks guys that are hot!”

    Puhleeze

    H/W/S.

    Whatever idiot wrote this has zero clue about the Raider history or Al.

    Davis grew up watching the speed, size and power of the Yankees and Dodgers and thought he would build a champion combining those traits. Simple, end of story F.O.

  • Nnamdi21

    100. Agreed. Jerry is a man among men

  • Nnamdi21

    99. Gilbert Godfried tweets “Too soon?”

  • Nnamdi21

    96. So Hitler was right. Atlantis was real?

    Does that mean his belief Nazi supermen are decendants of the lost Aryan tribe?

    Yikes…

  • Nnamdi21

    Hey KK.

    Up yours old lady

  • edward teach

    March 14th, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    The Buffalo Bills made a strong statement in the 2010 NFL Draft by selecting C.J. Spiller and while the dramatic pick came to a shock for many, Buffalo “Billieved” that Spiller was the difference maker they needed. Spiller was the best available player on the draft board, regardless of how many running backs they already had.The Oakland Raiders foolishly passed over Spiller but the bills were not about to make the same mistake!

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

    Who wrote this drivel? CJ Spiller was the 9th overall pick in the draft. He rushed for a grand total of 283 yards and averaged 3.8 yards per carry, scoring zero touchdowns.

    Jacoby Ford (Spiller’s teammate at Clemson) caught 25 balls for 470 yards and two touchdowns, and proved to be as dangerous a kickoff returner as there is in the NFL. He was taken in the FOURTH ROUND.

    The Raiders pick Spiller and the Bills take Ford and we’d be hearing ad nauseum about how stupid Al Davis was for making the pick, and how smart the Bills were for waiting until the fourth round to get his teammate.

    Some writers just can’t get out of their own way when it comes to criticizing the Raiders. I’m all about the justified stuff, but that article is just dumb.

  • confucius400

    Nnamdi21 are you republic@n if so how much time have you done?

  • confucius400

    Nnamdi21 Says:
    March 14th, 2011 at 6:08 pm
    100. Agreed. Jerry is a man among men
    ……………….jerry is on vacation and does not need his a$$ kissed long distance.

  • confucius400

    Nnamdi21 Your such a kiss-ass jerry bought you a box of chapstick for your birthday.! !! ! ! !! !!!!! ! !!!

  • djohnnyg

    “Coach” will be ready when the season starts. There are still some moves that will surprise some folks that will come about as soon as this CBA stuff is all set.

    Caoch needs to back slap (albeit with an atrophied hand) these players and owners who are endangering the league that Coach built.

    Ron Wolf? Pleeeeeeze. Where do you think Wolf learned everything he knows about football. One word…”COACH’.

  • djohnnyg

    It’s hard to put together consecutive winning seasons, no less a Super Bowl when there is an obvious and easily documented 40 year league wide conspiracy working against you which includes game referees as co-conspirators.

    The Raiders winning ANY SB is likened to a tree growing out of a rock on the side of the mountain. It was only through sheer determination and an unquenchable persistence despite all obstacles that they managed to win three 3 of them and play in 5.

    Sometimes it takes a little bit to recover from the constant barrage of a united attack against you from forces seen and unseen.

    Coach has endured despite it all, and once again has his forces poised for another offensive in 2011-2012.

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