Trask: Raiders aren’t for sale

The Raiders’ response to AEG Entertainment’s assertion that they were one of five teams in the running to be purchased and placed in a new downtown Los Angeles stadium was a emphatic no sale.

“The team is not for sale. It will remain with the Davis family,” CEO Amy Trask said in a statement issued through spokesman John Herrera.

The Orange County Register reported that AEG President Tim Leiweke named the Raiders, along with four other teams, as potential franchises which could be bought by billionaire Phillip Anschutz and put in the proposed stadium.

The Raiders extended their current lease at the Coliseum through 2013 in November in 2009 and since then Trask has said the focus has been on getting a stadium built on their current site.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • priesttj

    Armond it would kill me if the Raiders left Oakland again I don’t feel as bad about the A’s because of the situation as well as they would stay in the BA. But I’m not sure if I agree with the whole they never accepted Oakland in the A’s and Raiders case it’s the W’s that seem like they haven’t embraced Oakland.

    Armond at some point Oakland would be very wise to help either the A’s or the Raiders get a stadium. It’s juts fiscally sound when you consider the money that can be made with these venues. And keeping these franchises is a means of civic pride and commercial common sense. Sports franchises especially like the A’s and Raiders are ASSETS to be charished not some albatross as it seems sometimes Oakland views them.

  • priesttj

    I would be very surprised if after camp CC is a starter on ths team with a power blocking scheme. It’s not very hard for these changes to be implemented once training camp is open. To say what is going to happen with any degree of certainty at this point doesn’t mean much IMO. Training camp is an entirely diffferent thing. If CC can hold the position in traning camp m,ore power to him but I can’t see it. JMHO!!

  • armond

    priest, im talkin about the dubs. i mentioned that THEY never took oaklands name. im an oakland boy so i dont care about that bay stuff. the bay looks down on oakland so fugg these other cities teams. the city has tried to work with the A’s but THEY havent worked with the city. some of u guys keep talkin as if oakland dont care but its not true. i know for a fact the city was workin like hell to get the A’s to come to the table 10 years ago for a few years and they declined and then went whinin to the press about how they need a new stadium. when the fugg do we look at these greedy azz owners as the problem? al davis aint innocent either. lets stop all this bullsh!t as if these guys dont play a part in this. hell the dodgers left brooklyn.

  • Deja vu

    Going to be sweet to see Dirk hoisting the championship trophy tonight in Miami! I love seeing LBJ’s pouty face…crying every time he misses a shot, looking for a call!

    Anyway, here’s too hoping these greedy billionaires can strike a deal here in the next two weeks! If we have a preseason, i’m hoping Hue throws in Chaz as much as possible to see if he’s healthy enough to go opening night. If not we need to go after Plax, or Chad to build chemistry…sooner the better. I just don’t have much confidence in DHB at this point even though he’s a good at run blocking. I hope the kid get’s his game going!

  • Chris in NY

    I agree with Jerry Mac about taking Pryor in the supplemental draft. May not ever make it as a QB, but the upside there is too great to pass on with a 3rd rounder in the supp draft.

  • raiderfankirk

    SnB, how bout Kellen Heard? I would like to see what he can do at NT.

  • priesttj

    When the Raiders go to a 3/4 defense they’ll probably get a NT but since they employ the 4/3 scheme a NT isn’t needed I know some fans just don’t get this but that’s why they’re so frustrated wanting a NT it wont happen in this system.

    Maybe I should use the term “zero technigue” which the technical term for NT instead the 4/3 uses 1.3.5 technigues. Some call the 1technigue a NT which if that’s what you prefer fine but it isn’t the same thing. The Zero technigue is a 2gap player the 1technigue is not but these guys insist we have the 1tech play like a 2gap (zero tech) style but he would be playing outside the 4/3 scheme. The zero lines up over the center TK nor Seymour line up over the center thus they are not NT’s…………………period

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    hey tj whats for breakfast?

  • Bauce Rules

    BHP…..sorry but I see 4-3 DTs lineup over center all the time

  • Bauce Rules

    BHP…..seymour/kelly DT combo is good for pass rushing only……i mean only

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    tj my still photos show a NT over center quite frequently….period

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    tj, is N Miller the DB killer going to be our “go to” guy or will DHB breakout again this year? Defense’s feared DHB and he lifted the lid off the defense, you told us that last year, right?

    lets talk WR’s tj, whats for breakfast though? Gin & juice?

  • Raider J

    21.aig-raiders Says:
    June 10th, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    UFL needs to be smarter and play football right now rather than later in the season to compete with the NFL. There’s dead space for us between the SB and training camp. No reason why the UFL can’t play its football during this time.


    UFL works as an in season “farm system” for the NFL. UFL players can be picked up by NFL teams at any point during their season.

    Their season starts after the NFL makes its final roster cuts and ends at the NFL trade/player acquisition deadline. Basically, the UFL allows players who didn’t make NFL teams to stay in game shape and work with former NFL coaches so they are ready to go when NFL roster spots open up due to injuries, cuts etc.

    If you can’t beat the NFL, join ’em!

  • raiderfankirk

    Not really saying NT as much as meaning big man that no one will run on. I play alot of Madden, and guess who I play in the middle? Give up like 30 something rushing yards a game for like 150 games now. Also Howard as my mlb and Aso @ fs w/ Huff as third cb. Yes I know its not real but it sure is fun.

  • priesttj

    Bauce if you ever see a 4/3 DT lining up over center he is out of position he’s not playing gap responsibility. The only time they shift over the center is if they give a 3/4 look which is what we did sometimes. But you’ll see only 3 dlineman in that situation. Just ask any coach any line coach it’s common knowledge..

  • priesttj

    I’m sorry Raidrfankirk but I don’t relate to video games………….no disrespect..

  • priesttj

    Bauce this is a neverending argument, but all they can do is play their positions. Stopping the run isn’t just a DT responsiblity. It’s a defensive responsibilty it takes your entire defense. All they can do is occupy blockers someone else has to tackle if they miss the tackle it’s not the DT’s fault.

    You have to make the entire defense responisible or you will never be a great run defense. When you say a DT tandem is good vs the pass they are playing against the same Oline whether it’s run or pass so if they can dominate them vs the pass 9 times out of 10 they can also vs the run. If they can’t be blocked they can’t be blocked………..period

  • raiderfankirk

    Should check it out, believe it or not, there is alot of football to be learned from a video game.

  • priesttj

    I’m sorry man I’d much rather learn it the old fashion way…. I hate video games

    I’d rather just ask a coach…..

  • RaiderDebo

    BigTed707 Says:
    June 11th, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    I would take Owens – I hate the guy, but he has the best work ethic of the group.

    If it’s work ethic you want, why bother? We’ve already got DHB.

  • http://www.cnn.com RAIDER

    raiderfankirk Says:
    June 12th, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Not really saying NT as much as meaning big man that no one will run on. I play alot of Madden,



  • http://www.cnn.com RAIDER

    My 9 year old nephew is the best Madden player I know. What do you say we hire him as OC?

  • http://www.cnn.com RAIDER

    It’s going to game 7. Nobody’s hoisting anything tonight, except maybe me hoisting a quart of Miller High Life.

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