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Robbins `relieved’ at 5-year prison term

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, March 25th, 2011 at 1:00 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Former Raiders center Barret Robbins said called a five-year prison term “a relief” Friday.

Robbins was sent to state prison for violating probation after a Texas arrest for cocaine possession, according to a story in the Miami Herald.

“I’m happy to have a resolution,” Robbins told a reporter. “It’s kind of a relief to be honest with you.”

Robbins has struggled with alcoholism, drug abuse and bi-polar disorder since vanishing before the Super Bowl XXXVII, which the Raiders lost 48-21 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  • http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=eb53t3&s=5&hid=3&tag=my+pool Lynn from Snot

    stop the run by scoring TDs not FGs

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    Hopefully Robbins can somehow get his life in order.

    He better learn fast that, “Do you want to see the donkey show?” has an entirely different meaning in a Florida prison..

    Posted @ 1:42pm PDT.

  • Just Fire Baby

    “And what the Raiders used to be, when they walked in town, everybody knew we carried the big stick and we were coming to get them.”

    -Hue Jackson

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

    If we can get our QB to play with this type of edge and swagger, instead of looking like he is peeing his pants during tough stretches, than we really might be on to something.

    Hue can improve the defense, run-blocking and get DHB to score more than 1 TD every 6 months, but if our QB stills lacks any fire or passion, this team will go nowhere.

  • http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=eb53t3&s=5&hid=3&tag=my+pool Lynn from Snot

    Scoring any points against the guy who wrote the playbook is amazing and losing Robbins made it tougher.

  • mkyd1963
  • mkyd1963

    Oh.

    Uno and dos.

  • YoungAmerican

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 25th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    If Nnamdi isn’t re-signed, I doubt it’s because the new coaching regime doesn’t value CBs. Moreover, whoever comes in isn’t going to replace Nnamdi.

    ***

    YA,

    if Al Davis didn’t value CB’s he wouldn’t be paying Routt & CJ37 a combined $13 million next season. Mitchell & Branch are your starting safeties and AD, Inc. obviously thinks highly enough of Hiram Eugene to compete for one or both positions

    I’m sure McFadden & Ware will be pushing CJ37 as well and there is nothing wrong with competition…

    Hue Jax promised to build a bully and to me that means you have a Defense that can stuff the run and rush the passer. Hard to imagine being a bully and giving up 130-150 yards on the ground each week! Hue spent 2 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and he saw a nasty defense getting it done week in & week out. Hard to imagine him not wanting the same for “his” team.

    We can win football games without #21 and #24

    ————————-

    RR,

    Agreed for the most part. My point when saying “whoever comes in won’t replace Nnamdi” was merely that I don’t think even the coaching staff expects the next guy to have the same effect that Nnamdi does on the field.

    If the Raiders don’t re-sign Nnamdi and draft a kid or sign someone in FA to play across from Routt, it’ll be because they believe the new guy is a good player in his own right. Not because they want him to be a carbon copy of Asomugha.

    Personally, I’m more concerned about the FS spot than either CB spot right now. Huff is far from perfect, but Eugene isn’t half the player Huff is, and Stevie Brown is still a question mark at this point in his career.

  • Kirk

    The entire Raiders organization should spend the entire off season trying to answer one question…

    HOW DO WE STOP THE RUN???

  • YoungAmerican

    I’d just really like to see more packages that utilize McClain as a spy. It’ll keep him close to the line of scrimmage so he can help against the run, and it’ll stop those 3rd-and-long QB scrambles the Raiders give up all too frequently (see: Roethlisberger, Tebow).

  • HairyBush

    I’m so relieved

  • HairyBush

    which the Raiders lost 48-21 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    —————————
    to soon! to soon!

  • RaiderRockstar

    stop the run by scoring TDs not FGs

    I believe our 3rd down offense (from a percentage and rankings standpoint) was worse than our 3rd down defense.

    ***

    valid points from Lynn & JFB

    the offense has GOT to step up as well

  • RaiderRockstar

    excellent post YA, #7

  • Just Fire Baby

    Barrett Robbins on yack is a scary thought.

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

    What, no moralizing about Barret Robbins from the holier than thous from flyover America, funny that.

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Too many comments for the server to handle. LMFAO

  • http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=eb53t3&s=5&hid=3&tag=my+pool Lynn from Snot

    post #9
    Third and long killed the raiders last season , how many 3rd and 18 s were completed ??? tooo many.

  • JLofty

    Yea JFB a 330# bipolar man whose neck is thicker than my thigh all gacked up is a bad notion indeed….
    Hope he can pull himself together and find some peace in his life.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I believe our 3rd down offense (from a percentage and rankings standpoint) was worse than our 3rd down defense.

  • hwnrdr

    Losing Barrett Robbins was a huge factor! But would the outcome have been any different? We will never know!

  • RaiderRockstar

    If we can get our QB to play with this type of edge and swagger, instead of looking like he is peeing his pants during tough stretches, than we really might be on to something.

    Hue can improve the defense, run-blocking and get DHB to score more than 1 TD every 6 months, but if our QB stills lacks any fire or passion, this team will go nowhere.

    ***

    Jason Campbell might be Eli Manning. If we had anything that resembled the Giants O-Line and Burress/Toomer/Smith (2007) at WR we could sure find out in a hurry!

    the Raiders WR Corps & O-Line was about equal to the Rams last year imo

  • Sweep The Leg.

    It’s Fri-day, Fri-day! Then comes Saturday.

    FUN, FUN, FUN.

    I’m not sure if that song is utter crap or genius.

    O.K. it’s crap.

  • Sweep The Leg.

    Hue Jackson: “The Old Raiders are back”
    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 25, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT
    Hue Jackson

    Time will tell if Hue Jackson can lead the Raiders to their first winning season since 2002. One thing is clear: Jackson already has the old school Raiders swagger down cold.

    “The Raiders are not about losing,” Jackson said to Albert Breer of NFL.com in response to the team’s recent lack of success. “We’ve fallen short, there’s no question. But those days are behind us. The old Raiders are back. We’re going to win, and we expect to win.”

    Jackson has added a few former Raiders (Greg Biekert, Steve Wisniewski, and Rod Woodson) to the coaching staff. It’s all in an effort to bring back a winning attitude to an organization that has been among the league’s worst over the last decade.

    “My vision of what I want us to be is what the Raiders used to be,” Jackson said. “And what the Raiders used to be, when they walked in town, everybody knew we carried the big stick and we were coming to get them.”

    In my brief time talking with Jackson at the Combine, it was easy to see why Al Davis loves the guy. He’s passionate. Confident. And he calls Davis “coach.” Like Rex Ryan in New York, Jackson seemingly wants his team to follow his brash lead.

    “I’m gonna let my personality show through this football team, and this football team is going to let their personality show through me,” Jackson told Breer. “We’re gonna be a fiery, get-after-you, come-get-you football team. That’s what we’re going to do. That’s what the Raiders are.”

  • Al Davis MachoMachoSupremo

    15.KoolKell Says:
    March 25th, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    What, no moralizing about Barret Robbins from the holier than thous from flyover America, funny that.

    ——————————————

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81eef4d0/article/firstyear-coach-jackson-intent-on-returning-raiders-to-glory?module=HP_cp2

  • Sweep The Leg.

    Par-ty-n, Par-ty-n, Par-ty-n, YEAH!

    GET THIS SONG OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!!!

  • http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=eb53t3&s=5&hid=3&tag=my+pool Lynn from Snot

    i can’t stop par-t-in par t in

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

    Is it fair to say Lamar Houstn was the best D-lineman in last years draft after N. Suey?

    Who was close? Not McCoy

  • JB

    SharkCatcher Says:
    March 25th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I’ve always been of the belief that starting a pro bowl center over a bench warmer is a huge difference. I think Barrett would have given Gannon maybe half a second more int he pocket. would it have mattered..yes..it would have been a closer game ..but Chucky just had our number.
    ************************

    The loss of Barrett Robins was critical & I think the primary reason we lost to the Bucs. Adam Tru was terrible and was worse than a turnstyle. Granted our coaching staff could have planned better but I personally believe that our plays would have worked nonetheless if our O-line QB (Robbins) had been in there. Not only was his position degraded by his absence but the overall O-line play was not working as one like it should have been. That’s ALL on Barrett Robbins absence and Adam Tru playing ability.

  • JB

    The clock’s off again.

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

    Dunlap and Alualu are the only arguments worth hearing. Neither were as good as Houston.

  • SharkCatcher

    I’ve always been of the belief that starting a pro bowl center over a bench warmer is a huge difference. I think Barrett would have given Gannon maybe half a second more int he pocket. would it have mattered..yes..it would have been a closer game ..but Chucky just had our number.

  • Davy Jones

    Losing Barrett Robbins was just one piece of bad luck out of many that the Raiders faced in that SB.

    One week layoff as opposed to the standard two was another; for a roster of aging greybeards facing off against the dude who wrote their playbook, I thought that was crucial. I remember having a bad feeling when I heard about that and a worse feeling when I heard about Barrett.

    Barrett was a very good football player who cracked under pressure at the most important moment of his career, and has been in a downhill spiral ever since.

    Don’t want to say that he doesn’t bear responsibility for his actions, but I think his story is a big argument in favor of the improvements the players want in post career health care. It’s needed for all kinds of reasons.

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

    Was there a better rookie left tackle last year than Veld?

    How about a rookie MLB better than McPain?

    Better KR than Ford?

  • Teabag

    The Realist Dirty Raccoon Says:
    March 25th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Was there a better rookie left tackle last year than Veld?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Yes, Okung and Trent Williams were both better… Veldheer gave up 10 sacks last year… 1 more than Mario Henderson… Let’s not overrate the guy. He did O.K.

    How about a rookie MLB better than McPain?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Considering McClain was pretty much the only MLB as a rookie… this is a default… You can make the argument for Spikes at ILB for the Pats tho.

    Better KR than Ford?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    No

  • Teabag

    Edit: Veldheer gave up 10 sacks which was one more than Mario Henderson gave up last year.

  • Dakota

    man this place is messed up