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More on Raiders passing camp

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 3:43 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Either Raiders players decided to junk the whole secrecy thing or defensive tackle Richard Seymour got a better rate from Competitive Edge Sports by throwing a little publicity their way.

Seymour issued a press release through his management firm which detailed the dates and times of the “team passing camp” to be held in Duluth, Ga., next week.

According to the release, Seymour is “personally funding” the camp and his invitation to teammates opened with, “Men, I hope everyone is well and staying in shape because we are going to out-work everyone we face this season and it starts right now in the off-season.”

The camp will run May 24 through 27 and include on-field drills, weight lifting, swimming and nutritional counseling. There will two one-hour periods of media access on May 24 and 25, although it doesn’t appear the workouts themselves will be open to the media.

As quarterback Jason Campbell said last week in interviews with SiriusXM radio and PFT Live, he would run the offense and Seymour would run the defense.

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

    Bauce Rules Says:
    May 17th, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Mista…..well sign me down for Aryan nation cuz i aint with his healthcare crap either

  • Bauce Rules

    364.Bauce Rules Says:
    May 18th, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    anyhow Kell it was nice slicing, dicing, splicing,dividing and widening the margin of intellect between us two. See ya later….Game will be on at 5:30……catch a nice drink…check it ouuuuutttttttt

  • da trinity

    Big Rich is handling his business

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

    .Bauce Rules Says:
    May 18th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    anyhow Kell it was nice slicing, dicing, splicing,dividing and widening the margin of intellect between us two. See ya later….Game will be on at 5:30……catch a nice drink…check it ouuuuutttttttt
    ————————————–
    Exactly dumbass. My pleasure. Hopefully “The Man”, Fed Reserve, or the Illuminati will let you up off your knees.

  • lefty12

    KK,pointing out that at times people make false or ridiculous statements and then others pick up on those statements and repeat them as fact,then even more pick up the statements and all the sudden they are proclaiming them as gospel is not conspiracy it is the truth.What do you think FOX propaganda does every day.

  • Plunketthead

    My favorite John Wayne line is “dont be speaking mexican in front of the baby”

  • Plunketthead

    Heres the only thing I have to say about the federal reserve

    Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants, and debt is the money of slaves

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Is that you John Wayne?

    Is this me?

  • priesttj

    Now tell me was this guy sorry he got traded to the Raiders? I think not? Is he worth the 1st rnd pick?? You better believe he was maybe two 1st rnd picks. This guys is the best leader the Raiders have had in MANY MANY years. He ranks right up there with Gannon and maybe even more his teammates don’t hate him.

  • souldogdave

    When I read posts like kk’s, I’m sorry I came here.Pathetic bs.

  • priesttj

    Lefty12 I see that all the time in here it’s a case study in the art of rumors….LOL where the rumor becomes the fact and the facts become irrelevant. Dare I say the fans impression of Al Davis…

    This stuff about Satele being garbage is a good example. Every time I watch a game from last year and focus on this guy he’s playing damn good foootball and then I read in here about how he sucks. And that is true with a couple of players. People still think Tommie Kelly is a bad player he led DT’s in sacks last year. He was hands down the best Dlineman on this team.

  • J Hill

    This stuff about Satele being garbage is a good example. Every time I watch a game from last year and focus on this guy he’s playing damn good foootball

    ——————————————————-

    Why do you think Wiz was our first pick since Satele was playing so well?

  • irjonny

    this is how you rate o-linemen: the more you hear their names the worse they are doing.
    the only names i remember hearing consistently during games were gallery, walker, and veldheer (rookie trials). satele was not a playmaker but also not a headache. satele will be trade bait mid-year unless the lockout keeps wiz from filling the role, but he serviced here well imo

  • MikieG

    I must miss about 75% of what Kool Kell posts in this forum, because I never see anything that would piss me off or make me crazy like it does to some of the rest of you guys…Seriously, I don’t understand it, what has KK done to infuriate some of you folks. I’m either blind or extremely tolerant because I don’t see the issue.
    Can’t we all just stick to the issue at hand anyway? Big Sey and Campbell are getting it done and the proclamation that we are going to get it done by out working the rest of the teams we face….NFC North, Pats, Jets..etc..Were lookin at you!

  • RaiderFanFromJersey

    Priesttj,
    I wasn’t as disappointed with Satele as otherrs here were either. I just think Lil Wiz is someone AD couldn’t pass on and has the potential (& bloodlines) to be great. What do you think the chances are that Satele plays guard for us? I think the experience & leadership could do the young guys a world of good, especially if Campbell is thrown into the mix.

  • RaiderFanFromJersey

    Seymour: “Men, I hope everyone is well and staying in shape because we are going to out-work everyone we face this season and it starts right now in the off-season.”
    Nation, does it get any better than that? I can’t wait!!!

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    John Wayne..isn’t he the one that used to come out on Death Valley Days?

  • priesttj

    Because Satele is a possible FA and you need the depth, for all I know they may feel Wiz fits the system better but Satele was the only true C we had. I’m not saying he’s all-pro I’m saying this stuff about him sucking is way off…….way off!!

  • RaiderFanFromJersey

    I wonder how many of the rookies will be there. Taiwan Jones already said he’s going. I understand that they haven’t signed any contracts yet & aren’t getting that NFL $ yet, nor do they want to risk injury before they do sign. I hope most/all of them do make it, for the camaraderie if nothing else. We’re building something real here & the sooner they get on board, the better.

  • priesttj

    Olineman aren’t playmakers they allow playmakers to make plays. You hear an Olineman’s name when he is struggling. This kid played well in a lot of games. I think Satele could play OG no problem it’s easier. I also think Wiz could be a great OG. Either way we needed another true C……………….period

  • priesttj

    And let me say this before i leave, if we had had FA before this draft the draft may have been very different. We had to take certain positions due to the FA we might lose. Like the corners the Olineman and the HB they are insurance against FA. If things ha dbeen more settled I don’t think we draft the same way. JMHO!

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    Souldogdave Says:
    May 18th, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    When I read posts like kk’s, I’m sorry I came here.Pathetic bs.

    —————-

    You and 99.99% of the people in here!
    Don’t respond to any of his post and you’ll be okay.
    If you do respond…you’ll be considered a bootlicker!

    *BLOGGER BEWARE!

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

    JerryMac…

    Will IBA splurge and hook you up with a Greyhound ticket to ATL?

  • RoCksNmySOCKS

    GG Seymour

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    909, you kinda took the words right out of my mouth…I was about to ask him if he was flying out to ATL..
    Last year Jerry was at Training Camp in Napa and giving us the inside scoop from Twitter!
    Hope he does the same from this players (Richard’s) OTA’s!!

    C’mon Jerry tell Seymour to pay for your ticket!

  • RAIDERMAN99

    I don’t know if Seymour was sorry he was traded to the Raiders or not. I can easily believe he was sorry to leave NE.

    That’s really not important. What matters is that Seymour is a Raider now. He’s a leader and a true professional.

    Not too long ago, Jerry posted an entry questioning which side got the better of the trade.

    Interesting question and certainly debatable.

    The answer will, in large part, depend on what contributions Seymour makes on the field this season and beyond.

    But if one takes into account what Seymour has already delivered in terms of professionalism and leadership, there is no debate.

    The Raids are clearly the winners in that area.

    How much of an impact will a 2 day camp like this actually have on getting guys in shape and prepared to play when the real bullets start flying ?

    Probably not much.

    But it sends a message.

    We’re a team. We want it. We will work harder than anyone to get it.

    Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

  • J Hill

    Just think …

    We were about to go into the season with Trevor Scott at DE. I had NO HOPE for that defense.

    Then we make the Seymour trade.

    I don’t even see how it is a question of if we got fair value in the Seymour trade.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    Hey Jerry, how about writing about the Raiders front office and staff having to sell tickets to avoid salary cuts?

  • priesttj

    You really want to read about that depressing crap?

  • priesttj

    Anyone questioning that trade han’t been paying attention. the guy has given us two years of probowl calibre play. He’s been the consumate leader if he only plays one more season beyond this year that deal was way worth that 1st. Just in leadership alone it’s worth that 1st. He made TK one of the better DT’s in the league and who knows how to quantify the leadership he’s shown it’s been huge.

  • raiderfankirk

    Kicking azz and talking names. Aso will be there.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    Priest, whats the quota they are giving you guys…
    You have to sale 1-2 season tickets?
    3? 4?
    How Many?

    Bonuses?

    Commission if you exceed sales quota?

  • chuck

    satele should be our center,with the lockout there will not be time to make a lot of changes.we should put lil wiz at guard.

  • priesttj

    Blood you have to ask someone in sales, I couldn’t tell ya’.

  • priesttj

    I’m hoping they play Wiz at OG it’ll be easier transition for him and that’s where he played at P St.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Its possible if Satele is still on the roster they will put Wiz at Guard considering the time contraints they may face getting him ready for Center.

    But that creates a log jam for Bruce Campbell. I don’t know how this is going to shake out. If Wiz starts and Campbell starts thats already 2 virtual rooks on the line not to think about the other position needing to be filled on the rights side either RT or RG.

    Well, at least we got some talented players on the line at face value.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Aso will be there.
    ======================
    Really ? Find that hard to believe.

  • TerrapinRaider

    If Seymour gives one more year you simply cannot question that trade any longer – without a doubt it was well worth it.

    Its seems like he alone has evelvated these players to a higher standard. That’s goes beyond what any 17th pick or what have could have done in such short period of time.

    The legacy he will leave could put this team on the high road for success for years!

  • TerrapinRaider

    At the end of the day I think it plays itself out overtime. Wiz may not start day 1 at Center but he will eventually this season. Campbell probably has a better chances of starting day1.

    Barkdale unlikely day 1.

  • http://www.tube8.com NoLuv4Hoes

    Pitos

  • oldschoolraider

    Makes you wonder about the media reports that the pats took advantage of poor old Al again.
    Hows Derrick Burgess working out for you Bill?
    BTW, check out these Roger Goodell hand puppet t-shirts and posters……funny stuff!
    http://www.zazzle.com/misfitrobot

  • txraider

    Priest, right there with you.

    You know Belichick hates that they cut RS loose to soon.

    It sucked not having a 1st this year. But very soon, no one will doubt who got the better deal.

  • irjonny

    Start satele day one. Bring in a center to backup. Wiz starts by week six and becomes 2011s pouncey. Who knows could get a third for satele or would be good backup

  • Thec07

    Big Rich is a stand up guy… Great leadership…
    A real leader of men….

  • Just Fire Baby

    irjonny Says:
    May 18th, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    this is how you rate o-linemen: the more you hear their names the worse they are doing.
    the only names i remember hearing consistently during games were gallery, walker, and veldheer (rookie trials).

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

    You are right on, the one name you don’t hear is Cooper Carlisle.

  • Just Fire Baby

    The article about the Raiders asking all employees to sell season tickets was classic.

    Al wanting referrals for season tickets from Hue and Bresnahan, lol.

  • http://www.raiders.com/ r8eray

    New Post!

  • Raider J

    I expect the entire receiving corps to be at this camp.

    Don’t be surprised to see Denarius Moore play a major role next yr. He has good hands and makes big plays in traffic. He also put up good numbers vs. SEC DB’s without a consistent HC or QB.

    Murphy & DHB will have to step it up.

    _____________________________________

    41.Harder2000 Says: (about Denarius Moore)
    April 30th, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AinMXfB3fyM&feature=player_embedded

    … Seems to be pretty good catcher with his hands.. Good potential!

  • MikieG

    Despite what Hugh says I have said from the get go that Satele is going to start at Center for us this year, and Wiz Deuce is going to be starting at the Guard position that has been vacated by Gallery…mark it, check it, and circle it on your calendar gents…

  • Dakota

    yo