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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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  • crister

    Wake me up in August.

  • noteasilyimpressed

    Some news about who the Raiders have looked at:

    http://85percentsports.com/2011/03/09/nfl-teams-draft-interests/

  • phatcable

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

    Beat writer Steve Corkran will keep you updated on Raiders news .
    ………he is better anyway…

  • phatcable

    The Raiders should not lose anyone in free agency ,because Coach Davis;s secret police will keep everyone in tow.

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    144.Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo Says:

    So dissapointed my hero Coach Davis did not avert the lockout. He tried tho, showed those greedy owners just how inflated salaries could get, set the wage scale, but they didn’t listen. Coach Davis set the bar to high, and neither party could reach it.

    Dear Coach Davis, please make the trip to DC and take tour shoe off and slam it on the table to get everyones attention, and then set them straight, tell them like it is. That would most certainly be appreciated.

    Just goes to show you how screwed up things really got without Coach Davis’ presence at the CBA table. As goes Coach Davis, so goes the NFL.

    Coach Davis has to be upset, after all he founded the NFL, made it what it is today for fans enjoyment, at the expense of his own team at times, mind you, and look at it now. So anyone wants to rag on Coach better keep in mind if it wasn’t for him, there would probably be no NFL and, for that matter, no Coach Davis for all you haters to hate on.

    And one more thing for all you Coach Davis haters. Coach rewards loyalty with loyalty. When the late Mr. Upshaw was in charge, him and Coach knew how to make it work. Now, look what these upstarts have done.

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    2.noteasilyimpressed Says:
    March 13th, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    Some news about who the Raiders have looked at:

    http://85percentsports.com/2011/03/09/nfl-teams-draft-interests/

    Looks thin.

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    4.phatcable Says:
    March 13th, 2011 at 9:16 pm
    The Raiders should not lose anyone in free agency ,because Coach Davis;s secret police will keep everyone in tow.

    Coach Davis is the man!

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    Coach Davis made the NFL what it is today and look what the upstarts have done. Hate on that haters.

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    Just goes to show you how screwed up things really got without Coach Davis’ presence at the CBA table. As goes Coach Davis, so goes the NFL.

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    If, and that is a big if, the present day NFL powers and the present NFLPA powers ever get their act together and come to some type of so-called collective agreement and games resume, Coach Davis and the Raidahs will come through this smelling like the proverbial rose. Bank it!

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    Coach Davis is probably on the telephone right now screaming at the CBA bozo’s. I’d be angry too, after all that money (still in the bank however) spent on his players, he want to get the games going. Get this show on the road.

  • phatcable

    i wish i were a chick so i could throw my panties too coach davis!

  • phatcable

    coach davis is a rockstar!

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    12.phatcable Says:
    March 13th, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    i wish i were a chick so i could throw my panties too coach davis!

    would that happen to be a 82 yr old chick? Wouldn’t do you no good though, Coach Davis is a family man.

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    Coach Davis founded the NFL and look what these clowns have done. A so-called lockout because they can’t get their so-called collective bargain agreement in order. Total lack of respect for Coach Davis. But he’ll have the last laugh when Mr. Goodell hands Coach the Lombardi Trophy.

  • phatcable

    coach davis created the nfl in six days and on the seventh day he rested!

  • dbaz09

    Furlough?… Ouch! To show the ‘company’ my appreciation I would ignore all things “Raiders” during that time if I were you, Jmac. Enjoy the time away, if you can.

  • RaiderRetribution

    I probably won’t post for a while; around mid-April for the draft; unless news about the CBA changes to the positive for us fans!

    Hopefully Al has enough strength to make the flight to DC sometime.

    Our prayers are with our allies in Japan; much bigger issue than the NFL situation especially with a probable full melt down at Nuclear Power Plants looming.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Gonzaga will reach the Eight!

    Stockton to Malone…err… Dower!

  • http://www.wix.com/GGEden/ggeden GG

    Josh Portis as a QB interest.
    Don’t like the sound of his wikipage.

  • http://www.wix.com/GGEden/ggeden GG

    Some highlights of Portis here

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKlemRBlI_8

  • dickv

    I know Portis is related to the bi polar ex -redskin, and that he has plenty of upside, but has had some off the field character concerns of some sort.

    Honestly the only thing I care about from a QB, is the ability to study, and to take 3-7 steps and get the ball out on time. Footwork & technique are also pluses as well as the ability to make the throws, but just getting the ball out is the most impressive.

    At the combine I saw Ponder and Stanzi do this…

  • dickv

    It is a safe bet to assume that business will operate as usual within a week. The owners all seemed to be pissed that the players opted to decertify their union. The players could care less that owners can’t get along and that they are fighting amongst themselves. THis decert option allows business to push on and the system will push as it has been operating… the important thing to remember is that the owners opted out of the last CBA… the decert option just prolongs the current system that we all know and love. Not sure why people blame the owners other than it was their action that sturck first just so that owners would not have the ability to lock them out. The players all voted to decertify in Oct-november of 2010…

  • GoodOle00

    Have a good time Jerry. Hurry back!

  • dickv

    Have to admit… the more i see/ read about Ryan Mallet… if he falls to pick #48… he is a steal, and I would be happy with the pick.

    Yeah I know about the alleged drug use nd the charecter concerns… he reminds me of Phillip Rivers(skill set)/ Dan Marino in 83′ charecter concerns that make teams pass.

  • Harder2000

    Don’t think Mallet is on Big Al’s bigboard – wouldnt risk using a high pick on a QB with a lot of the same red flags as JaBust, he would be torched by the media, and it would increase the pressure on Mallet further, not a good way to start in the league! Also, he is not as mobile as he would have to be with our overhaul at O-line! Time will show if he does fall that far..
    Hope we draft as we did last year, getting good players at positions of need with good potential that can contribute and have a role on the team straight away!

  • http://www.wix.com/GGEden/ggeden GG

    OL is the most pressing need.

    But we always have to grab a QB project somewhere in the draft too, even if we traditionally don’t develop them well.

    Looking back over the last x years, the most gaping hole in our team has been passing and pass protection and run defense. With our defense significantly improved last season, just a few pieces to plug in here and there to improve it, the passing game and especially pass-protection has remained consistently poor.

    With all the losses and potential FA losses to our OL, that’s by far the most important thing, and the QB, whomever we have, Campbell, Boller, Mallet/Portis/etc, would do a much better job due to it. Especially with Al’s vertical game, OL is THE most paramount thing to it.

  • NoMoreFargas

    Oh yeah cause the WR core has been lights out the last couple of years, if you don’t have a Rodgers or Brady better at some point get a 1# WR and I love Chaz but 3 Games a year ain’t a 1!

    GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!!

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning Nation!!!
    Hmmm…not much to do about anything these days!

  • hwnrdr

    haha…just realized that the time hasn’t changed on this blog…

  • bcz24

    morning fellas. How was everybodys weekend?

  • hwnrdr

    Morning Bcz24! Better, knowing that my ohana is safe! But like always…too short! :)

  • bcz24

    I am still recovering from Saturday. My bday is St Pattys day so the annual St Pattys parade is somewhat of a tradition for me… lol. I should have taken a vacation day.

  • hwnrdr

    Nice, but yeah…you should have taken at least Friday off…

  • Davy Jones

    “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.”

    No salary cap, eh? That would make all this talk of overpaying players kind of moot, wouldn’t it? Also will make it easier to resign Huff and Asomugha.

    Might mean some contract restructuring to get under the cap for 2012, but that’s for next year. Besides, maybe the cap will go up . . .

    I think Al’s gamble of doing a lot of business before the lockout is going to pay off.

  • bcz24

    Huff is a 5th year guy isnt he? Wouldnt he be restricted if the the 2010 rules applied to 2011

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

    The Pentagon was expected to announce that the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, which is sailing in the Pacific, passed through a radioactive cloud from stricken nuclear reactors in Japan, causing crew members on deck to receive a month’s worth of radiation in about an hour, government officials said Sunday.

    The officials added that American helicopters flying missions about 60 miles north of the damaged reactors became coated with particulate radiation that had to be washed off.

    There was no indication that any of the military personnel had experienced ill effects from the exposure. (Everyone is exposed to a small amount of natural background radiation.)

    But the episodes showed that the prevailing winds were picking up radioactive material from crippled reactors in northeastern Japan. Ever since an earthquake struck Japan on Friday, the authorities worldwide have been laying plans to map where radioactive plumes might blow and determine what, if any, danger they could pose to people.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/14/world/asia/14plume.html?_r=1

  • Davy Jones

    Have to admit, not well up on FA versus restricted FA. I guess that means they’d have a chance to match any offer Huff would receive.

    They’d have to tender him before the beginning of FA if they wanted compensatory picks- but the original tender date has passed. Who knows, now, when FA will begin, and if they’d have a second chance to tender him?

  • DMAC

    Morning peoples!
    SI’s Peter King says he’d put his money on Tiki Barber being in training camp with either the Bucs, Raiders, Patriots or Jets.
    There has also been speculation that the Saints and Broncos could show interest. But if the Bucs part ways with Cadillac Williams, that appears to be the best fit. Still, we’re skeptical that the 35-year-old Barber really has enough left in the tank to be a factor.
    Related: Jets, Raiders, Buccaneers, Patriots
    Source: SI.com
    ============
    Tiki to the Raiders?????????
    Not happening.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    Oakland Raiders:
    Pro day attended: Alabama, Auburn, FAU, Miami (FL), Troy, Wisconsin,
    Josh Portis QB, California (PA) – source
    Julius Thomas TE, Portland State – source
    Gabe Carimi OT, Wisconsin – source
    Nick Fairley DT, Auburn – source
    Jerrell Powe NT, Mississippi – source
    Chris Carter OLB, Fresno State – source

    —————————

    Man…thats a long list compared to other teams!

  • RaiderRockstar

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

    ***

    No !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    Bcz24 Says:
    March 14th, 2011 at 6:14 am
    I am still recovering from Saturday. My bday is St Pattys day so the annual St Pattys parade is somewhat of a tradition for me… lol. I should have taken a vacation day.

    ———————-

    Happy Birthday 24…..does that mean you’ll change your name to:

    Bcz25 ?

    j/k

  • edward teach

    Oakland Raiders:
    Pro day attended: Alabama, Auburn, FAU, Miami (FL), Troy, Wisconsin,
    Josh Portis QB, California (PA) – source
    Julius Thomas TE, Portland State – source
    Gabe Carimi OT, Wisconsin – source
    Nick Fairley DT, Auburn – source
    Jerrell Powe NT, Mississippi – source
    Chris Carter OLB, Fresno State – source

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

    That there is a list of guys we almost certainly won’t draft. Most of the players we’ve taken over the past few years have said they had no idea the Raiders were even interested in them, including our #1 pick from last year, Rolando McClain, who said he never even talked to the team before he was chosen.

  • hassanusc

    Good morning Nation!

    So pretty much this means that we get to keep ZMiller because the same rules apply for 2011 as 2010. So this means Al Davis KNEW there was going to a lockout. That’s why he tendered.

    Crazy old Uncle Al.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Huff is a 5th year guy isnt he? Wouldnt he be restricted if the the 2010 rules applied to 2011

    ***

    Huff was drafted in 2006. thats 5 accrued seasons

    2011 would be his 6th. not sure if he can be tendered or not, but after the Raiders gave Hiram Eugene $10+ million and re-signed Jerome Boyd, my guess would be that the Raiders have moved on regardless (unfortunately)

    I still think that Mitchell & Branch will start at safety. Routt is locking down 1 corner spot and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a 3 man battle of CJ37-McFadden-Ware for the other opposite him * with CJ37 winning

    Nobody is going to notice Nnamdi & Mike gone when we finally stuff the run this year in addition to making the QB eat dirt … Print That

  • RaiderRockstar

    Happy Birthday BCZ!

  • RaiderRockstar

    the Raiders have the same odds at trading for Tiki Barber as they do trading for Michael Vick …

    NONE!

  • RaiderRockstar

    BBL gents …

  • DKnight007

    45.RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 14th, 2011 at 9:25 am
    Huff is a 5th year guy isnt he? Wouldnt he be restricted if the the 2010 rules applied to 2011

    ***

    Huff was drafted in 2006. thats 5 accrued seasons

    2011 would be his 6th. not sure if he can be tendered or not, but after the Raiders gave Hiram Eugene $10+ million and re-signed Jerome Boyd, my guess would be that the Raiders have moved on regardless (unfortunately)

    I still think that Mitchell & Branch will start at safety. Routt is locking down 1 corner spot and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a 3 man battle of CJ37-McFadden-Ware for the other opposite him * with CJ37 winning

    Nobody is going to notice Nnamdi & Mike gone when we finally stuff the run this year in addition to making the QB eat dirt … Print That

    ^^^^^^^^
    Branch and Mitchell playing the safety spots? Who is going to be the rover FS?

    None of those two can cover.

  • DKnight007

    43.edward teach Says:
    March 14th, 2011 at 9:21 am
    Oakland Raiders:
    Pro day attended: Alabama, Auburn, FAU, Miami (FL), Troy, Wisconsin,
    Josh Portis QB, California (PA) – source
    Julius Thomas TE, Portland State – source
    Gabe Carimi OT, Wisconsin – source
    Nick Fairley DT, Auburn – source
    Jerrell Powe NT, Mississippi – source
    Chris Carter OLB, Fresno State – source

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

    That there is a list of guys we almost certainly won’t draft. Most of the players we’ve taken over the past few years have said they had no idea the Raiders were even interested in them, including our #1 pick from last year, Rolando McClain, who said he never even talked to the team before he was chosen.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Agreed. The Raiders like to play smokescreen games when it comes to prepping for the draft.