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Raiders’ statement day

Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford issued a statement regarding the use of his likeness in an “Exxxotica Expo” event in Florida featuring pornographic materials:

“To all my fans, friends and family, I just want to clarify that I did not authorize the use of my name or likeness for the Exxxotica Expo event that took place in Miami. I was not at the event or even in the state of Florida when it took place. It’s unfortunate people don’t take the right steps to seek permission before using player’s names and it ends up
portraying my support for something I would never be involved with. I stand behind the NFL’s ongoing investigation and want to make sure everyone knows that these are not the types of events I would personally endorse. I look forward to playing football and doing my best for the Raider Nation!”

The event featured an ad with Ford, Chiefs defensive backs Brandon Flowers and Eric Berry, Bears safety Major Wright and Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson in their uniforms. All players have issued statements similar to that of Ford.

Meanwhile, cornerback Stanford Routt felt compelled to issue a statement clarifying remarks made in SiriusXM radio interviews regarding the Raiders’ nearly exclusive use of man-to-man defense:

“Stanford has strong belief in the team no matter what the plays are going to be,” his publicist said in a statement to the National Football Post. “The team makes no excuses.”

Routt’s statement is a testament to the clout of Profootballtalk.com, because it was issued within a couple of hours after PFT linked to an item in this blog about the Sirius interview under the headline: Routt on Raiders D: Everyone in the league knows what our game plan is”

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Interesting list.

    I notice there’s not a single OL or TE on it.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Interesting list.

    I notice there’s not a single OL on it

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    And these were voted by the players.

    Goes to show that players have the O-line prioritized as much as I do (behind QB’s, WR’s, RB’s, LB’s, and D-lineman).

    Two of the top 3 tackles on the list (Jake Long and Joe Thomas) have never won a playoff game.

    You can have Jake Long (top O-lineman on the list) and get any of the D-ends listed in the 60’s or 70’s (say a Seymour or Abraham or Tamba Ali) and they will beat Long a few times a game, and Long will need the help of a TE or RB at times as well.

    Great D-lineman will get the better of great O-lineman 9 out of 10 Sundays. Just the way it is in 2011, may not have been that way in 1987 but that’s what it is now.

    Noboby is blocking Clay Matthews, you can bring back Anthony Munoz and he will have his hands full and allow pressure from Matthews.

  • Just Fire Baby

    The greatest travesty of that list, IMO, is Greg Jennings in the mid 70’s.

    That guy is awesome, one of the best 2-3 WR’s in the game, and a top 25 overall player, IMO.

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning Nation!
    I hope all you fathers had a great weekend! No football yet??? lol…At least the A’s are on a 4 game WIN streak!

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    GOOD DAY HWNRDR..AND OVER THE GIANTS TO..SWEET.

  • hwnrdr

    YES! That is what made it sweeter!

  • Bauce Rules

    Sweeeeeeep!

  • Bauce Rules

    Hey SF….GIVE US OUR BROOM BACK!

  • hwnrdr

    Haha! Good Morning Dirt Lot, Bauce!

  • Bauce Rules

    Hwnrdr…..soon man…..soon this cba deal will be done and August it starts

  • CJ Legend 34

    I know where you are cxoming from on the big hits, can’t argue with you there, but at the end of the day stats don’t lie.

    Do you think Charles Woodson makes it into the NFL Hall of Fame?
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    704.JB Says:
    June 19th, 2011 at 10:18 pm
    Nnamdi may be the best CB right now but, IMO, his chances at the HOF are slim to none. Nnamdi is NOT flashy or a standout in the game. He may be the best CB but he’s not a back with lots of INT’s and/or takeaways. In essence, when he’s playing, he’s kind of a non-event. I don’t say this to be disparaging but nobody is throwing at him and therefore he’s being effective away from the active game. He’s not doing things like Lester the molester did. He’s not outspoken like Primetime. He’s not making the key turnaround plays like Troy Palomolu & Ed Reed. Unfortunately, Nnamdi will retire as a very wealthy excellent athlete who never made it to the HOF. The Raiders have a lot of those guys on the past Raider rolls.

  • Bauce Rules

    Woodson<—-consistent play making all pro, defensive MVP and SB champ…..lock for HOF unlike Nnamdi

  • Bauce Rules

    Last night looked at charger game in SD…..was my most fav game of season. Props to you SoCal cats for whoridin and overtaking that stadium! Awesome

  • Bauce Rules

    In that game on D…..first drive the dline is Shonasty Seymour Kelly Houston then second drive it was Bryant Seymour Henderson Houston…..interesting. Can it be Desmond Bryant being seen as more of DE in 2011? May not be bad if we cant get Osi Umenyiora

  • J Hill

    …..interesting. Can it be Desmond Bryant being seen as more of DE in 2011?

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    Good of you to finally catch up.

    I’ve been telling, or trying to, lol, tell you this since that game was played. Need to go ahead and scrap the Bryant at DT thing and line that guy up on the edge.

    When Seymour leaves in a few years, I can see Houston at DT and Bryant starting at DE with ShoNasty.

    And speaking of DEs, Moss was playing pretty well for us the last 3 games or so of the season. Going to be interesting to see if he can make us forget about Trevor Scott.

  • Bauce Rules

    Jhill i can roll with that becuz Bryant is 290 lbs should be able to hold edge well vs run. Yeah him at UT makes sense on obvious pass rush downs at minimum…..Jarvis? Who knows

  • Bauce Rules

    Jhill watching this SD game and seeing Seymour/Kelly vs Hendu playing the middle only re confirms what I been saying. They goiing backwards and SD success running came without Big John in for most ppart

  • Dakota

    Lefty12,

    Sorry to hear about your Dad….85 years aint bad though.

    LMN,

    I hope your Dad bounces back again.

  • Bauce Rules

    Jhill….could you roll with an 8 dlineman squad with DEs Osi,Shonasty,Bryant and Houston…… DTs Henderson, Seymour, Kelly and Blaine Sumner(uDFA)

  • Dakota

    Nnamdi’s only chance to make it to the HOF is to leave the Raiders and go to a team that will utilize him correctly….just like Woodson did.

  • Bauce Rules

    Yeah lefster sorry to hear bout that….La Melissa your football takes suck but I hope ur pops gets better

  • Bauce Rules

    Dakota….nnamdi is nowhere near talent of woodson….he isnt a HOFer

  • Trade DMAC for Osi Umenyiora!

  • J Hill

    Dakota Says:
    June 20th, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Nnamdi’s only chance to make it to the HOF is to leave the Raiders

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    I think his best chance to get in is staying with the Raiders and hoping they make it to the playoffs the last 4 or 5 years of his career.

    The media has had Nnamdi as the best CB in the league now for the past few years. Those same media guy are the ones that will vote him in.

  • Dakota

    Nnamdi is a much better cover corner than is Woodson. Woodson may be a better ball hawk, but we won’t know that until Nnamdi is playing for another team.

    In 103 games played with Oakland Woodson only had 17 ints.

    In 91 games played Nnamdi has only 11 ints, but had far fewer passes thrown his way than did Woodson as a Raider.

    And….Nnamdi has never really had an Eric Allen, Eric Turner, or Rod Woodson playing with him in the secondary.

  • J Hill

    Yeah, I guess I would take Osi over Moss.

    And I don’t mind a fat guy 4th string DT at all.

  • J Hill

    but had far fewer passes thrown his way

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    And you guys don’t think that the mediots are going to consider the fact that he was so good “teams didn’t even throw his way” as eveidence he belongs in the HOF?

  • Dakota

    731.J Hill Says:
    June 20th, 2011 at 8:00 am
    but had far fewer passes thrown his way

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    And you guys don’t think that the mediots are going to consider the fact that he was so good “teams didn’t even throw his way” as eveidence he belongs in the HOF?

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

    They might, but they will first look at ints and plays in big games….opportunities for those in Oakland are low.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Bauce Rules Says:
    June 20th, 2011 at 6:25 am
    Sweeeeeeep!

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    A’s are trying to play Giants baseball, and they did it better than us this weekend.

    Really missing Posey these days in the lineup.

  • JB

    Woodson will easily get to the HOF before Nnamdi does under all circumstances. IMO, the fact that nobody throws in his direction will NOT be a consideration. Getting into the HOF is based on perceptions and BIG plays – sacks, Int’s, forced fumbles, etc. Nnamdi is just NOT that kind of player & never will be.

  • Bauce Rules

    Sorry but Giants trying to play A’s baseball….VR do u have experience being defending champs? We done it four times newbie

  • Bauce Rules

    Dakota…..no way is Nnamdi a better cover cb than woodson. They are seasons when Woodson would give up zero or 1 td max in a season. He has better recovery speed and strength. Do i need to get on tackling? Woodson also is versatile and will make a fumble happen

  • Bauce Rules

    JB you are right