Steve Corkran

  • hellsbells

    Just upset. We finally start to turn corner and I can’t afford to renew season tickets. Just bought a house and such. Been there every game since I moved back. Sec 109 row 31. That was a tough four years of ball. Still love the Raiders.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    You are the laughing stock of your family.

  • hellsbells

    I’m out will Check back latter for more info, right or wrong. Go Raiders. F the rest.

  • priesttj

    I cannot believe some of the stuff you guys say it’s funny as hell. I can’t even come up with an analogy to explain the comedy. If a QB never throws at a CB how do you know he’s good. What truely great elite corner do you know of EVER that QB’s threw at all the time?

    The reason they don’t throw at Nnamdi is because his guy is never open. QB’s get paid to win if they thought for 2 sec’s that they could get a score throwing at Nnanmdi he would see so many attempts his head would swim. Nnamdi is about as overrated as Charles Woodson was when people were saying the same thing. The thing is as a pure cover guy Nnamdi may be better than Charles was. These NFL personnel people don’t fall all over each other for someone who can’t play they watch film they see what the guy does it aint smoke and mirrors………..LOL

  • Deja vu

    I’m glad the Nnamdi circus is over, now we can move on. This is a buisness… people come, people go.

    I was in Philly when they played in their last SB vs NE. Cool bars and crazy loyal fans.

    I was getting a Philly cheese steak and this dude in a mercedes wearing a Tom Brady jersey pulls up talking smack to the philly fans. When the light turned green that dude couldn’t even see out of his windshield, it was covered in cheese!

    I beleive they even have a court room in their stadium.

  • J Hill

    Not sure I’ve seen an O-line coach step in (even in non-padded drills) and take such a hands-on approach vs. D-linemen as Steve Wisniewski

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    Oline coaches have been upgraded!

  • morilla

    Priest, Rivers would abuse Nnamdi. Go back and watch the games.

  • priesttj

    No less than 5 NFL organizations were clearing cap space to get that kid most were playoff teams and you guys call him overrated………….how stupid do you have to be?

    He is what he is just because we couldn’t keep is no reason to disparage the kid…………grow up!!

  • priesttj

    I’ve watched every game son…….why do you think I say what I say Rivers has NEVER abused Nnamdi. They have never scored ONE SINGLE TOUCHDOWN on Nnamdi so exactly how did they abuse him?

  • J Hill

    Priest,

    It’s as simple as a QB is going to go to his #1 WR more often than not.

    Nnamdi wasn’t covering the #1 WR all that often. Heck, when 3 WRs were on the field, he’s check the #3 guy simply because the OC would and could line them up where Nnamdi wasn’t.

    Too bad he got hurt early last year as he finally was allowed to shadow guys like Fitzgerald. After the ankle injury against Seattle, it made no sense to move him around.

    By the way, Nnamdi shadowing Fitgerald didn’t translate to a dominant game from our defense, or any plays made by Nnamdi.

  • personal foul

    I went to several games in Philly in the mid 60′s. Experienced my first mugging (receiving end) at the ripe old age of 7 in the restroom. Dad and his buddy went to the restroom and ‘talked’ to some teenagers in there. Not sure if they were the same guys, but I’m sure they remember the day.

    As far as I know, the stadium in Philly is thew only one that was built with a jail inside of it. No joke. Pretty much the doosh baggery capital of the country.

  • J Hill

    Rivers CERTAINLY threw at Nnamdi and was was generally successful doing so. May not have been for TDs, but certainly moved the chains and had big gains.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    I for one am glad to be finally rid of Nnamdi, Howard and Morrison.

    The smiling leaders and corner stones of the worst Raider defense I have ever had to suffer through.

    They were all “class acts” and gracious losers.

    Good riddance.

    Go Raiders.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Randy Moss abused Nnamdi in the mud in Oakland.

  • 89052RAIDER

    Priesttj Says:
    July 30th, 2011 at 9:32 am
    No less than 5 NFL organizations were clearing cap space to get that kid most were playoff teams and you guys call him overrated………….how stupid do you have to be?

    He is what he is just because we couldn’t keep is no reason to disparage the kid…………grow up!!

    Are you not the same guy who thinks DHB is an all-pro talent? Nnamdi was a fine player but no one is worth what we paid him. The absence of DHB in the line up will improve the team more than if we resigned NNamdi, but you think this guy will be an ALL-Pro.

  • J Hill

    No less than 5 NFL organizations were clearing cap space to get that kid most were playoff teams and you guys call him overrated

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    Being over rated doesn’t mean that Nnamdi is not a good CB. Over rated from the standpoint that the Raiders secondary will collapse without him. Over rated from the standpoint that he is NOT going to get 20 million a year.

    20 million over 5 years was about right.

  • morilla

    J Hill Says:
    July 30th, 2011 at 9:37 am
    Rivers CERTAINLY threw at Nnamdi and was was generally successful doing so. May not have been for TDs, but certainly moved the chains and had big gains.
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    Thank You. Maybe “abused” was the wrong word. But Rivers completed a ton of passes his way. He even made a point going his way. He welcomed the competition. I live in SD and he would always say that on the radio down here.

  • priesttj

    J Hill I’ve watched nnamdi for 7 years man he’s covered everyone in this league who’s any good. Just recently they move their better guys away from Nnamdi, WHY because they can get more production. Tell me why would they move them away from someone they could beat??? huh?? it doesn’t make chicken sense, nor any other sense. You put players on guys you know they match up better with. THAT”S why they move the 1′s away from Nnamdi. I heard this same garbage when Charles left………..He’s overrated… he doesn’t make plays……..he’s never healthy…….all a bunch of crap. Nnamdi is going to be a star in Philly.

    DEAL WITH IT!!!

  • priesttj

    Nnamdi isn’t God you will complete some passes on any human being check Revis stats. Try making aliving off Nnamdi and you’ll come up way short. That is a fact son. Nnamdi is going to show everyone what type of player he is in Philly. You guys just don’t understand what he went through here. Now you will!!!!

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Nnamdi should have been loyal to Al and the Nation.

    Fuk him.

    Go Raiders!

  • SnB Production

    You guys talking down on Nnamdi sound ignorant. You have much more successfull franchises opening the pocketbook to get Nnamdi. So the “market” thinks he’s the man. And the truth is he is.

    The bottom line is that the Raiders defensive scheme doesn’t require top flight DBs. It was the Raiders that kept Nnamdi on one side of the field the entire game….the Raiders that don’t deploy the zone…the Raiders don’t do much blitzing either.

    So if Nnamdi locks his side down…the opponent moves the #1 across the field to abouse the other guy…or lines him up in the slot to go against a nickle guy or linebacker.

    The Raiders SHOULD NOT invest another #1 draft pick in a Defensive Back.

    The Front 7 need to become DOMINANT and get the sacks when it counts…be a fearsome foursome if you will….and they HAVE to stop the #$@#@$ run

  • SnB Production

    The defense will have to shake things up with the scheme…this “beat your man” stuff gets exposed.

  • Deja vu

    Any news from practice today or do they just have 1 practice in the afternoon?

    I know PurpleDrank usually is good at updating us with pratice via twitter.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    The Raiders defensive scheme doesn’t require top flight DB’s????????

    I respectfully disagree with this comment.

    Go Raiders!

  • Deja vu

    ClaytonESPN: Dolphins have cap room for TE Zach Miller. Raiders don’t have room at moment but will try to re-sign him. They can get it done. [via Twitter]

  • priesttj

    I know Nnamdi hated playing in this defense and I respect that but that’s why he was rewarded the way he was. It’s difficult to take criticism for doing your job better than anyone else can do it. Fans don’t understand the game and sya a bunch of ignorant crap.

    He did what they asked him to do and did it as well as it can be done. Now he’ll get to put up some stats which is what he’s slways been criticised for.

    We were #2 in pass defense last year the defense is effective it works but gthe better you are at it the less plays you make so it looks like you’;re niot doing much but in actuality you’re doin sensational.

  • morilla

    Priest, I said that some are saying he is overrated. I think he is a good CB. But it is also a fact that you can throw at him. Sh1t, Routt had the tougher job out of the two.

    And here’s one for the tin foil hat wearing people. That dropped int in SF, what if that was on purpose?

  • priesttj

    Doc that’s the kind of comment I’m talking about, fans just don’t get it. So players have to ignore the criticism and play. Nnamdi got tired of it I cna’t blame him.

  • Just Win Baby

    If The Raiders wanted Nnamdi, he would be here. I agree with those who say the writing was on the wall when Routt signed his deal. Combine with that the comments made about getting 2 or 3 good players in exchange for his pay and it seems pretty obvious to me that Nnamdi Asomougha has been an afterthought to everyone sitting behind a desk for quite some time. Nnamdi knew it and was just too decent to say it because I think that’s just the type of guy he is. Al Davis made him a very rich man, and he appreciates it more than some others in the past (Warren Sapp).

  • Deja vu

    Is Mercedes Lewis still out there, i wonder what his asking price is? Thoughts on Lewis, if Miller leaves?

  • Deja vu

    ClaytonESPN: Kyle Orton deal is dead. He got a $1.5 million bonus. [via Twitter]

  • SnB Production

    The NFL game is about the Front 7, OLine and the QB.

    Raiders need an o-line that can smash it up and a QB that doesn’t turn the ball over.

    The Front 7 is ok…but too many times struggled against other physical teams

  • J Hill

    priesttj Says:
    July 30th, 2011 at 9:42 am

    J Hill I’ve watched nnamdi for 7 years man

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    And we haven’t?

    Cmon now.

    Again, no one is saying Nnamdi wasn’t a good player. May in fact be one of the better CBs in the league. But Rivers DID throw at him and our defense will be fine without him.

    As you say … PERIOD!!!!!!

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Just Win Baby Says:
    July 30th, 2011 at 9:55 am

    … Combine with that the comments made about getting 2 or 3 good players in exchange for his pay and it seems pretty obvious to me that Nnamdi Asomougha has been an afterthought to everyone sitting behind a desk for quite some time
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    We didn’t get 2 or 3 good players we got Routt who cost pretty much the same. Aso is better than Routt.
    However it’s done and he’s gone.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    There was a rumor that the Eagles are going to play Aso at safety which he did in college.

  • TerrapinRaider

    I’m fine with not making a “splash” in free agency. I can’t really remember a team in recent history that has gone to the SB, yet alone won it, after so called ‘winning the offseason’ signing a number of big name FA.

    Look at the Steelers. See them making a “splash”? Nope …its go with their guys who they have trained and coached up and go to work. Sure, tokens are added here and there but it mostly home grown. Same with the Colts.

  • YoungAmerican

    You know what EVERY scheme requires?

    A top flight QB.

    Time to find one in the draft. The days of picking guys off the trash heap are long gone.

  • Just Win Baby

    I live in WY and everyone around here is a Broncos fan. All the idiot Broncos fans cant wait for them to get rid of Orton so they can watch Jesus Junior play QB. Broncos fans are the dumbest fans on Earth. Orton threw twice as many TDs as INTs in Denver. It was their abysmal defense and their horrific running game that made them so terrible last year. Orton was the only good thing their shizzy team really had going for them. They would be fools in Denver to let Orton go. He will be their starter all year.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    What’s up Priest? I’m getting pumped for the season. I’m ready to roll with what we got.

    You are either a Raider or you are not.

    Nnamdi isn’t.

    Go Raiders!

  • SnB Production

    THe Raiders didn’t need to overpay Routt either. Chris Johnson and whoever emerges from the rookie/2nd year pile would have been serviceable enough.

    Routt is going to have a tough time earning that contract.

    Get me a run stopper

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Kind of miss Jerry on the blog but he’s doing a great job on twitter.

  • TerrapinRaider

    All these acquisitions NE has been making over the past few years ….are they winning SBs? Have the Eagles won a SB?

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    McFadden is going to run wild this year.

  • J Hill

    Tell me why would they move them away from someone they could beat??? huh??

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    Slow down OG!

    You’re making stuff up now. Who said Nnamdi COULDN’T cover other teams #1 guys? We said for the most part he DOESN’T move around and cover the other teams #1 guy. It was HIS complaint that HE stated publicly.

    No matter the reason, fact of the matter is Nnamdi rarely ended up covering the other team’s best WR. I have every confidence that we can replace Nnamdi’s most recent role (is that better) of covering the other teams lesser WRs.

    CJ37, Ware, McFadden can cover the other teams #2 and 3 WRs. If you want to call covering the 2 and 3 WRs as shutting down one one side of the field, then have at it.

  • priesttj

    J Hill What do you guys think man, people would throw at Nnamdi if they thought they had the talent to do so. The same thing happened when Mike haynes and Lester were here Dan Fouts would throw at them and have some success. Sometimes a lot of success their human but to say he’s overrated is flat out stupid. There are soem extremely stalented QB WR tandems who can make plays but that fool said he abused Nnamdi. Any DB can be had at times Mike Haynes had bad games too.

    Dan Fouts would see the Raiders coming and rub his hands together because the talent he had outside against the tandem we had which was voted the top tandem in history. And he used to have great days against them but we would win too.

  • SnB Production

    YoungAmerican Says:
    July 30th, 2011 at 10:02 am
    You know what EVERY scheme requires?

    A top flight QB.

    Time to find one in the draft. The days of picking guys off the trash heap are long gone.
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    Not going to happen here. Takes too long to develop a QB and the Raiders have been dragging their knuckles in the dirt for too long.

    They really need to win right now. This losing is having some impact in retaining good players at affordable rates

  • TerrapinRaider

    Yeah. I still don’t get the Tim Teabow hype. OR his next of kin = Kim Newton

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    What part of England are you from?

  • morilla

    Jeeez, does this guy get paid the same amount as Jerry? We need a shutdown blogger.

  • aig-raiders

    The hate on Nnamdi by Raider fans is really silly. C Wood never put in the effort like Nnamdi did but he is much admired the Raider Nation now. Nnamdi worked his tail off. No, Rivers didnt abuse him. Rivers completed a few passes per year and I can only recall 2 in the last few years on the back shoulder. There’s a video of Rivers telling Nnamdi after one recent game that he thought Nnamdi was the best and the back shoulder is the only throw he can try on #21. I believe that was after the Monday nite opener when we got Seymour. Nnamdi gave up a critical first down to Vincent Jackson (back shoulder) on their final scoring drive.

    On BSPN, Eric Allen (I’m sure he’s qualified) said that Revis is better at playing the ball once it is in the air and even better than the WR himself. However, Nnamdi is so dominant at jamming the WR at the LOS that the QB gives up on that WR within the first sec. That is why Nnamdi never gets balls thrown his way and Revis baits you into throwing his way.

    You know, after having never played on a winning season, dealing with Al Davis and his pet projects and drama (JR, Kiffin, and Cable), anyone would want to go somewhere else too if they had the chance. I wish him the best but he will always be another Raider Great. There are many Raider great that played for other teams. I’m looking forward to jersey #21 being on sale for $50 on Raiders.com at some point. Peace.