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Raiders get compensatory pick at No. 240

The 240th pick in the this year’s NFL draft is unlikely to change the fortunes of the Raiders, but it adds a seventh pick to their stash this year for a fringe player or something to add in a trade if they want to move up.

Oakland was one of three teams awarded a sole compensatory pick because, in the words of an NFL release, “even though they did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents last year. Under the formula, the compensatory free agents lost by these clubs was ranked higher than the ones they signed (by a specified point differential based upon salary and performance).

And if you’ve figured that out, leave a comment and explain it to us.

The Raiders are scheduled to have picks in the second (No. 48 overall), third (No. 81), fourth (No. 113), fifth (No. 148), sixth (No. 181), and seventh (No. 218) in addition to No. 240.

(Clarification: The Raiders cannot trade the compensatory pick, but having it makes it easier to deal No. 218)

So what are we talking about at No. 240 or below overall?

Some recent and distant history of Raiders you may have heard of (Drafts were shortened to seven rounds in 1992):

2010_S Stevie Brown (seventh round, No. 251 overall)
2007_WR Jonathan Holland (seventh round, No. 254 overall)
2004_TE Courtney Anderson (seventh round, No. 245 overall)
1991_TE Andrew Glover (10th round, No. 274 overall)
1982_WR Mervyn Fernandez (10th round, No. 277 overall)
1981_FB Frank Hawkins (10th round, No. 276 overall)
1979_OT Bruce Davis (11th round, No. 294 overall)
1979_NT Reggie Kinlaw (12th round, No. 320 overall)
1977_LB Rod Martin (12th round, No. 317 overall)
1971_DE Horace Jones (12th round, No. 305 overall)
1968_FB Marv Hubbard (11th round, No. 277 overall)

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  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    237.RaiderDebo Says:
    March 29th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

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    Glad to see you’ve finally figured out how bad this team is at WR. Jerry Porter was the last guy that even resembled a #1 that we’ve had. If you think it’s bad now, imagine being JR and going out with that group in 2009. He was playing nine on 11.

    ———————-

    More like 8 on 11 Debo. JR was playin for the other team. With JR’s turn over rate and the purple tussin episode, makes you wonder if that was part of the anti Coach Davis conspiracy too. Me personally, I don’t think so, but it does make you wonder.

  • inonewordraider

    DKnight007 Says:
    March 29th, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    Losing BOTH Nnamdi and Huff and not getting anything in return would be a freakin DISASTER for the secondary and will stunt the defenses development from last year IMO.

    Especially with Chuck B as the DC!

    Oy vey!

    I’d venture to guess if they leave it’s not because Al didn’t try to keep them, he drafted both these guys he’s gonna offer them something it just might not be enough for them and in that case, good riddance

  • RaiderDebo

    Anybody watching Difference Makers with Gabbert and Ponder on NFL Network? I’ve been critical of Gabbert because of his so-so production as a junior. But I have to admit that I like what I’m seeing. Sounds like the personal coaching his dad has gotten for him since high school will serve him very well. Didn’t watch him in college, but he looks like the type of guy who could be a much better pro than collegian, like Josh Freeman. Starting to see what Casserly and Lombardi have been talking about.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    Dang near every player @ Chico was on some kind of pain killer in the mid 90′s

  • Just Fire Baby

    LMAO at the players already dipping into the reserve lockout fund, 5 months before they actually start losing game checks.

    Only a matter of time before the players cave and we can get on with business as usual.

  • GoodOle00

    255.http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=dw-wetzel_retired_players_file_antitrust_suit_against_nfl_032811

    You’re incorrect. Heres the latest swing in the players favor.

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    Is the medicine you depend on made in a place you trust?

    DAVID LAZARUS CONSUMER CONFIDENTIALMarch 30, 2008|DAVID LAZARUS

    Any product that endangers consumers is a bad one. But there’s a difference between something you buy because you want to and something you buy because you have to.

    That’s what makes the current scare about Chinese-made medicine so troubling.

    Batches of the blood thinner heparin were recalled worldwide last week, after at least 19 deaths and hundreds of allergic reactions were reported in the United States. The drug is commonly used to prevent clots in patients with heart trouble or during surgery.

    The Food and Drug Administration found that some heparin ingredients produced in a Chinese factory had been contaminated with a man-made chemical called oversulfated chondroitin sulfate. The substance mimics the blood-thinning actions of heparin but is cheaper to produce.

    It’s still unclear how the chemical got into the heparin batches, but investigators aren’t ruling out the possibility that a Chinese supplier tried to boost its profit by substituting the cheaper chemical for real heparin ingredients.

    When parents hear that a certain toy has lead in its paint, they can choose not to buy it. But people who rely on specific drugs to keep them well may not have that choice. Moreover, they may not know where their drugs were manufactured, making informed decisions all but impossible.

    Incredibly, the FDA doesn’t require drug companies to disclose where prescription medicines come from. Companies are free to say as much, or as little, as they please.

    The $650-billion global pharmaceutical industry clearly benefits by purchasing supplies and producing drugs in countries where costs are lower.

    But all you know as a consumer is that someone in a white lab coat at the pharmacy has handed you a medication that you believe will make you better. The level of trust that surrounds this transaction is virtually unparalleled in the retail world.

    Having been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in October, I reflect that trust every day. And I’m not alone.

    About 21 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes nationwide and 246 million around the world. By 2020, the global total is expected to reach 380 million, the result of increasingly sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits (or, as in my case, funky genes).

    The glucose meter I use to test my blood sugar as often as a dozen times daily was distributed by LifeScan Inc. of Northern California, a division of Johnson & Johnson. But it was made in China — where, exactly, I have no idea, or under what conditions.
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    Gentlemen, this is scary stuff. You know all the chems’ and scripts are outsourced to a lot of countries where labor is cheap, and the country keeps the good stuff and dilutes what you think you are supposedly getting. Be sure and read between the lines. Utterly frightful.

  • RaiderDebo

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/George-Whitfield-on-Cam-Newton-Hes-infectious-the-guy-is-genuine.html
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    Nice response George. Let the self-righteous haters hate. Cam has role model written all over him.

  • GoodOle00

    257. **** you

  • RaiderDebo

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/2010/10/27/scouts-notebook-packers-qb-aaron-rodgers
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    Here’s Nawrocki’s scouting report on Aaron Rodgers. Didn’t know the guy didn’t receive any D-1 offers out of high school. Like the part about how he benefits from a strong supporting cast of receivers and a high-percentage West Coast passing attack. Poor Jamarcus.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    It is with great amusement that I read posts on this blog informing me that JaMoron Russell is indeed a great QB who unfortunately was done in by a lack of support from the organization that drafted him and the poor talent on the field around him.

    If this is true, then we can expect JaMoron to resurface with another team, salvage his career, and eventually prove his greatness.

    Don’t hold your breath, fellas.

    Interestingly, the same posters that still think JaMoron is a superb NFL QB waiting to happen, also seem to be unanimous in their belief that JaJason Campbell is a quality NFL QB.

    The JaMoron talk is amusing because that chapter is behind us.

    The JaJason talk would be amusing, except for the fact that Raider fans are likely to have the misfortune of experiencing JaJason as the starting QB in 2011.

    One day, JaMoron and JaJason will both be bad memories in the Raider rear view mirror.

    JaMoron and JaJason suck.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    261.RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    March 29th, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    It is with great amusement that I read posts on this blog informing me that JaMoron Russell is indeed a great QB who unfortunately was done in by a lack of support from the organization that drafted him and the poor talent on the field around him.

    If this is true, then we can expect JaMoron to resurface with another team, salvage his career, and eventually prove his greatness.

    Don’t hold your breath, fellas.

    Interestingly, the same posters that still think JaMoron is a superb NFL QB waiting to happen, also seem to be unanimous in their belief that JaJason Campbell is a quality NFL QB.

    The JaMoron talk is amusing because that chapter is behind us.

    The JaJason talk would be amusing, except for the fact that Raider fans are likely to have the misfortune of experiencing JaJason as the starting QB in 2011.

    One day, JaMoron and JaJason will both be bad memories in the Raider rear view mirror.

    JaMoron and JaJason suck.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Amen to that.

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning Nation!!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    RaiderDebo Says:
    March 29th, 2011 at 8:38 pm
    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/George-Whitfield-on-Cam-Newton-Hes-infectious-the-guy-is-genuine.html
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    Nice response George. Let the self-righteous haters hate. Cam has role model written all over him.

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

    You mean the guy that Team Newton hired and are paying to help him move up the draft board until he gets a REAL QB COACH, had nothing but great things to say about him?

    Shocking!!!!

    The guy from the National Football Post, Nolan whatever, is one of the more highly regarded draft prognasticators. He said he came up with his findings on Cam from interviewing NFL GM’s and scouts.

    And what Pro Football Weekly said about Cam was nothing compared to what they said about Matt Leinart, so spare me the “Agenda” talk.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Here’s Nawrocki’s scouting report on Aaron Rodgers. Didn’t know the guy didn’t receive any D-1 offers out of high school.

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

    You didn’t know this?? Have you being living under a rock for the last year?

    Joe Buck and Troy Aikman must have mentioned it a half dozen times during the Super Bowl, and also damn near every game Rodgers has played over the last few years and was talked about ad naseum the whole Super Bowl media week.

    We may not agree on much at times, but usually your football acumen is pretty spot on.

    I think my mother knows that Rodgers didn’t get a D-I scholarship out of school, and she has probably logged 20 hours of football watching the last 10 years.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I’m no big Soup fan by any means, but to lump him in with Jamarcus is very reckless.

    Soup may not have the pizazz that the elite QB has, and seems to go with the flow (both good and bad) way too much.

    But you know the guy will show up to work everyday, and won’t be skipping film sessions to go sleep in his locker, as Zack Crockett said Jamarcus did.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Excuse me, it was Dominic Rhodes who said that about Jamarcus on OTL, not Zack Crockett.

  • CJ Legend 34

    Only a shadow minded idiot, would compare Jason Campbell to Jamarcus Russell. Russell was not even close to Campbell. Russell did not prepare the same and he was not a natural passer like Campbell. Campbell has a grasp of the game and of the defense unlike Russell.

    Campbell may not be the best QB in the league but he has been the most productive QB we have had since Gannon.

    I know we have a number of good old Grads lovers. But he does not have the upside of Campbell. Grads is a good NFL back up QB.

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    262.ENGLANDRAIDER Says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 12:50 am
    261.RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    March 29th, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    It is with great amusement that I read posts on this blog informing me that JaMoron Russell is indeed a great QB who unfortunately was done in by a lack of support from the organization that drafted him and the poor talent on the field around him.

    If this is true, then we can expect JaMoron to resurface with another team, salvage his career, and eventually prove his greatness.

    Don’t hold your breath, fellas.

    Interestingly, the same posters that still think JaMoron is a superb NFL QB waiting to happen, also seem to be unanimous in their belief that JaJason Campbell is a quality NFL QB.

    The JaMoron talk is amusing because that chapter is behind us.

    The JaJason talk would be amusing, except for the fact that Raider fans are likely to have the misfortune of experiencing JaJason as the starting QB in 2011.

    One day, JaMoron and JaJason will both be bad memories in the Raider rear view mirror.

    JaMoron and JaJason suck.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Amen to that.

  • bcz24

    #2 was just that… a hot steaming pile of #2. He squandered one of the greatest opportunities a man can ever be handed.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    Good Morning Raider Nation!

  • bcz24

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/JaMarcus-Russell-absorbs-more-hits-in-television-feature.html

    Here ya go Debo… btw, im pretty sure you could have googled this yourself. It took me 3 seconds to find.

  • bcz24

    Rhodes shredded Russell in ESPN’s Outside the Lines segment. I am sure you could find a copy of that online somewhere.

  • bcz24

    I bet you if I post enough times it might even show up AFTER the post I was responding too…

    Jer told me on twitter yesterday that he has forwarded all the complaints on to tech support to try and get the issues fixed.

  • Bauce Madness

    ” I hate to die a local n*gga, I hate to die local n*gga, I sho hope they dont smake a n*gga cuz I sho hate to die a local n*gga”

  • Bauce Madness

    smoke*

  • Bauce Madness

    The Real RAYYYYYYYYY!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Losing BOTH Nnamdi and Huff and not getting anything in return would be a freakin DISASTER for the secondary and will stunt the defenses development from last year IMO.

    Especially with Chuck B as the DC!

    ***

    @DKnight #231,

    You wont know the difference between CJ37-Mitchell-Branch-Routt and Asomugha-Huff-Branch-Routt if the Run Defense finally gets fixed for the first time since Chuck B was Defensive Coordinator (previous stint) and the pass rush looks anything like last year

    Dumps all of your eggs in 1 basket if you’re Hue Jackson. How can you “build a bully” when you’re giving up 130-150 rushing yards per game?

    Asomugha & Huff will cost a fortune to keep and wont help the Run Defense one bit. I want to see the Raiders become a physical football team. Paying a combined $25 million per season for these 2 players and ignoring more pressing needs doesn’t prove to Raider fans that we’re serious about winning. Business as usual doesn’t go anywhere when the business has been bankrupt for the better part of a decade!

  • RaiderDebo

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 5:45 am
    Excuse me, it was Dominic Rhodes who said that about Jamarcus on OTL, not Zack Crockett.
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    You have a link where Rhodes said JR fell asleep at his locker? Must have missed that allegation.

  • RaiderDebo

    You mean the guy that Team Newton hired and are paying to help him move up the draft board until he gets a REAL QB COACH, had nothing but great things to say about him?

    Shocking!!!!

    The guy from the National Football Post, Nolan whatever, is one of the more highly regarded draft prognasticators. He said he came up with his findings on Cam from interviewing NFL GM’s and scouts.

    And what Pro Football Weekly said about Cam was nothing compared to what they said about Matt Leinart, so spare me the “Agenda” talk.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    So tell me Mr. GM. How would reports that Cam has a “fake smile” impact your decision to draft/not draft him? Or that “he knows where all the cameras are”? Those things matter more to you than game tape and mesurables, right?

  • bcz24

    Saw the piece. Ritchie, a guy not on the team, said he heard it, not Rhodes. I heard Rhodes asked about it on Sirius the day JR was cut and he said he didn’t know anything about it. Rhodes is the only guy on the team that ripped JR publicly and he was only there for his rookie season. The guy probably came on TV because he was looking for a job.
    **********
    You clearly didnt read the article. It said Rhodes confirmed it, and like I said you can easily find the ESPN Outside the Lines piece where Rhodes was interviewed and you can hear it straight from his lips…

  • bcz24

    You follow Jerry on twitter, wow!!!
    *****
    I follow most anybody I can find related to the Raiders

  • J Hill

    You have to remember that 5 guys in our front 7 were playing their respective positions for the first time in the NFL, including ALL of our LBs. Our defensive captain and MLB was a ROOKIE.

    Those guys will all be much better this year simply because of the experience gained.

    Will Goethel beat out Groves for the WLB spot?

    Should we move Bryant to DE permanently and draft a DT since Seymour and Henderson are up and age and likely to miss games?

  • Bauce Madness

    You wont know the difference between CJ37-Mitchell-Branch-Routt and Asomugha-Huff-Branch-Routt if the Run Defense finally gets fixed for the first time since Chuck B was Defensive Coordinator (previous stint) and the pass rush looks anything like last year

    Dumps all of your eggs in 1 basket if you’re Hue Jackson. How can you “build a bully” when you’re giving up 130-150 rushing yards per game?

    Asomugha & Huff will cost a fortune to keep and wont help the Run Defense one bit. I want to see the Raiders become a physical football team. Paying a combined $25 million per season for these 2 players and ignoring more pressing needs doesn’t prove to Raider fans that we’re serious about winning. Business as usual doesn’t go anywhere when the business has been bankrupt for the better part of a decade!

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

    This is why I’ve always like old podunkin RRS….he is always on his stuff!

  • RaiderDebo

    271.bcz24 Says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 9:02 am
    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/JaMarcus-Russell-absorbs-more-hits-in-television-feature.html

    Here ya go Debo… btw, im pretty sure you could have googled this yourself. It took me 3 seconds to find.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Saw the piece. Ritchie, a guy not on the team, said he heard it, not Rhodes. I heard Rhodes asked about it on Sirius the day JR was cut and he said he didn’t know anything about it. Rhodes is the only guy on the team that ripped JR publicly and he was only there for his rookie season. The guy probably came on TV because he was looking for a job.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Will Goethel beat out Groves for the WLB spot?

    ***

    I like both players. That is why I don’t think we will draft a OLB in the first 4 Rounds. If we draft somebody at this position and he sticks, it’ll be a replacement for Sam Williams & Bruce Davis (UFA’s) or possibly Ricky Brown (tendered – injury prone)

    People who show up here and act like 1 OLB is going to fix the Run Defense are nuts. Seriously uneducated

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    The Oakland Raiders are the only team in the NFL currently without a first-round pick. The New England Patriots own the No. 17 pick, which the Raiders sent them for defensive lineman Richard Seymour in September 2009.

    The Raiders’ first pick in the April 28-30 draft will be No. 48 overall. We have been focusing on Penn State guard Stefen Wisniewski for Oakland during our AFC West mock draft series.

    However, I wanted to look at some of the other names the Raiders could consider in the second round:

    Clint Boling, OG, Georgia: He’s athletic and strong and should be available at No. 48.

    Curtis Brown, CB Texas: He has excellent speed and good size. Looks to be a Raider-type CB.

    Marcus Cannon, OG, TCU: A massive, strong player.

    Bruce Carter LB, North Carolina: Some teams aren’t high on him, but he could be intriguing.

    Quinton Carter, S, Oklahoma: One of the better safeties available.

    Andy Dalton, QB, TCU: He doesn’t have a great arm, but he’s a winner.

    Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia: One of the better second-round prospects at the position.

    Orlando Franklin, OG, Miami: He could fit in with Oakland nicely.

    Brandon Harris, CB, Miami: He’s small, but dynamic.

    Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada: He could be the type of player Al Davis falls in love with.

    Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State: Many scouts think he’ll be a NFL starter soon.

    William Rackley, OG, Lehigh: A small-school standout such as Oakland tackle Jared Veldheer, who was taken in the third round last year.

    Aaron Williams, CB, Texas: He’s a second-round quality cornerback.

    Source: BSPN, Bill Williamson

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

    Bcz24 Says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I bet you if I post enough times it might even show up AFTER the post I was responding too…

    Jer told me on twitter yesterday that he has forwarded all the complaints on to tech support to try and get the issues fixed.
    ——————————–
    You follow Jerry on twitter, wow!!!

  • J Hill

    282.J Hill Says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 10:47 am
    You have to remember that 5 guys in our front 7 were playing their respective positions for the first time in the NFL, including ALL of our LBs. Our defensive captain and MLB was a ROOKIE.

    Those guys will all be much better this year simply because of the experience gained.

    Will Goethel beat out Groves for the WLB spot?

    Should we move Bryant to DE permanently and draft a DT since Seymour and Henderson are up and age and likely to miss games?

    ——————————————————-

    LOL!

    This was SUPPOSED to be a post a 11:50am.

    Oh well!

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    If we have to lock out the whole league to keep that diva Jon Condo off our team, it is well worth it.

  • RaiderRockstar

    comment #285 was at 2:00pm Central (noon PST)

  • RaiderRockstar

    The Raiders’ first pick in the April 28-30 draft will be No. 48 overall. We have been focusing on Penn State guard Stefen Wisniewski for Oakland during our AFC West mock draft series.

    ***

    I’m not a fan of Bill Williamson, but I hope he’s right with this prediction!

    starting Loper & Campbell at guard doesn’t thrill me

    btw, BSJ is definately the Jon Condo of this blog – Print That

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    GOOD DAY SPORT’S FAN’S.ROCKSTAR,HOW’S THE FAMILY OLD FRIEND ?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Should we move Bryant to DE permanently and draft a DT since Seymour and Henderson are up and age and likely to miss games?

    ***

    Houston & ShoNasty are your 16-game starters at DE next season. Scott is a situational pass rusher and he could be used on 3rd downs at DE or OLB. I wouldn’t be upset if we cut Jarvis Moss to make room for Desmond Bryant at DE. sign big Jamal Williams to sub in at DT!

    Seymour, Kelly, Henderson & Williams = stout D-Line rotation imo … even though two UT’s are in the starting lineup :(

  • RaiderRockstar

    HOW’S THE FAMILY OLD FRIEND ?

    ***

    whats up Dirt Lot !?!?!?!

    family is excellent man. my son is almost 5 months old now. He’s sitting in his high chair eating cereal, fruits and veggies. Sleeping through the night, etc

    Loves tummy time. loves his swing. Smiles and giggles a lot. Can’t wait until he starts crawling, talking and walking :)

    How’s life 4 u man?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Jamal Williams is 34 years old, but he started 16 games last year. He wouldn’t be asked to play 3-4 NT for the first time since 2004 (when the Dolts switched to it) and he wouldn’t be asked to start either.

    I think he can still be a dominant rotational guy, especially with somebody like Kelly, Seymour or Henderson next to him!

    the Donks signed him for 3-years $16 million last offseason … then dumped him 1 year into the deal

    I bet we could sign him for 2-years $8 million now, maybe even less

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    ITS ALL GOOD MAN.O-LINE IS A PRIORTY IMO.LOPER SCARES ME 2

  • J Hill

    2 UTs in the starting lineup were not the problem, IMO.

    Seymour was a pro bowl NT and Kelly was at least above average.

    Wimbley, Groves, and McClain being 1st year LBs was more of a problem to me. Not to mention the suspect S play which equaled a lot of runs going over 10 yds.

    Did anyone happen to catch the Houston game on NFL replay this past weekend? PATHETIC!

  • J Hill

    We didn’t miss a beat with Loper in place of Gallery.

    Carlisle played on skates, IMO, most of the season.

    Funny thing is we have yet to cut Carlisle, so don’t be surprised to see him return and Campbell at RT.

  • J Hill

    Not interested in ANOTHER old arsse DT.

    Being realistic, Kelly-Seymour-Henderson will be 1, 2, 3 in the DT rotation. Might as well draft a rookie for the 4th spot and get him ready to take over later in the year when an injury happens or next year when Henderson is off the roster.

  • Just Fire Baby

    RaiderDebo Says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 9:55 am

    So tell me Mr. GM. How would reports that Cam has a “fake smile” impact your decision to draft/not draft him? Or that “he knows where all the cameras are”? Those things matter more to you than game tape and mesurables, right?

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

    Those things matter more to me as far as QB’s, yes.

    DE’s and RB’s, don’t matter, they can be as hood or as rednecked as they want.

    Hue Jackson feels the same way, he wants his QB’s #1 attribute to be his “Ability to lead men”.

    That’s just the phase of the league right now. Great heady QB’s, with supreme egg-head coaching staffs, mixed with a great pass rush on defense.

    That’s what’s winning right now in the league. Mike Vick hasn’t won a playoff game in 7 years, and the league didn’t wait for Jamarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf to figure it out.

    Meanwhile unathletic stiffs like Kurt Warner take teams to the playoffs and Super Bowls.