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Steve Wisniewski, coach Jackson on McGlockton’s passing

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at 3:25 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Working on an obituary story for the paper on the passing of former Raiders defensive tackle Chester McGlockton, so I won’t be able to post something off today’s practice proceedings and interviews until later this afternoon.
In the interim, here is what former Raiders All-Pro guard Steve Wisniewski and coach Hue Jackson had to say about McGlockton’s passing at the age of 42:

STEVE WISNIEWSKI

Q: How did the news hit you this morning?
A: “It’s just a tragic loss. Chester was a dear friend, a teammate, a neighbor, a golf buddy, we coached together at Stanford. For people who don’t know, he had such a big, big heart. He did a phenomenal job over at Stanford coaching. He was really kind of putting his life back on a new track in the coaching field and he was just fabulous at it. So, our whole heart, my heart and the heart of the Raiders family goes out to his wife Zina and his two young girls. It’s just really sad to see.”

Q: How do you reconcile a pro athlete, in such great shape, dying at such a young age?
A: “Yeah, I can’t guess at the cause of death for Chester, but he had lost a good bit of weight. We had done walks together, we played racquetball together quite a bit the last year, he was in very good shape for being a big man. It’s just an absolutely tragic loss to the whole Raiders family.”

Q: Did you see any signs of this coming on?
A: “No, absolutely not. I spoke to Chester yesterday, as a matter of fact. He had a great day with his girls and was looking forward to kind of a few slow weeks as Stanford prepares for a bowl (game), so he could have some more family time. Anybody who knows Chester, he loved his wife and girls to the moon. Again, I just can’t express how tragic it is lose someone like that at 42.”

Q: You lined up against him in practice, tell us just how talented he was?
A: “Yeah, there was no one in the NFL who could block Chester if he didn’t want to be blocked. He had that ability to be a dominant force like a Mean Joe Greene. He was as good as they come. We talked a lot about it. He matured in his years beyond football and looked back with a sense that he could have done more at times. He was hampered by injuries and contract issues. But when he wanted to play, no one could block him.”

Q: How was he off the field after football?
A: “I was just so proud of him because, here in these last few years, he really found something he enjoyed. He was really passionate about coaching. I used to even tease him, if the kids could have seen him back when he was a player, they would laugh because he was now chasing them up and down the field, screaming to ‘hustle,’ do extra and give their best effort. He was a phenomenal coach and a great man.”

COACH HUE JACKSON

“Before I start off talking about our football team and what we need to do I think I need to say a couple of words about Chester McGlockton.
Obviously we lost another great Raider today in my opinion. I got to know Chester myself personally since my time here. I’d like to give I’m sure from the team, the organization and myself, I’d like to give our blessings, our prayers, to his wife Zina and their two beautiful kids.
I got to know the young man in church at the Well where pastor Napoleon Kauffman is the pastor. This morning when I found out the news, it was tough, There’s some guys here on this staff that obviously played with him and there’s players here that know him but I think it kind of hit them pretty hard.
A young man who was just starting to do so many other great things in his life and then all of a sudden life is taken away. But obviously God has a bigger plan for him. One thing I do know about him was he was a god-fearing man who spent his time at church and with his family. We’re going to miss him. It’s tough. But that’s a part of this thing.
I talked to the team about it today. Just the opportunities you get in this life, you never know when it’s going to be over but those things happen He’ll always be in our thoughts and our prayers and we’ll miss him tremendously. Again, our thoughts go out to his family.”

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  • GoodOle00

    97. Don’t think U need to live a in a bottle to not know who a writer for Miami Ft Lauderdale writer is. Basically, wgaf who he is? Thats a Homer article

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    I am going to apply for the Raiders’ general manager opening.

  • Raiders for life

    The fins fk’d up the bills pretty good last week and lost some games during the season that they probably should have won. I don’t know much about them but it seems like they’re on a roll and not going to lay down on anybody.
    Hue can’t look past these guys. Raiders gonna have to open up a can of Code Black on thier azz.

  • autopalm77

    Hey, kk, its not about deck swabbing and mess hall duty…If you know what I mean….

  • boss01

    What the hell is up with Seymour…dude cannot stay healthy anymore, signs of overthehillness, on the plus side he recorded a sack last weak against da bears

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Rod Woodson’s done a great job, considering the circumstances of injuries, and people in and out.

    Steve Wiznewski has done a great job too.

    Later.

  • autopalm77

    How could Routt be so far off of Knox when the blitz both Branch and Giordano…

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Autopalm77 Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Hey, kk, its not about deck swabbing and mess hall duty…If you know what I mean….
    ————————–
    Do you?

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Autopalm77 Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Hey, kk, its not about deck swabbing and mess hall duty…If you know what I mean….
    ——
    What the hell does that mean?

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    autopalm77 Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 5:18 pm
    Good Goldie, hope your well, working on a Christmas poem….You get first copy…..Have a nice evening…..
    **********************************************
    Thanks Autopalm. Good looking out. Have a wonderful evening Man. Later

  • JLofty

    Must beat the fins…JLofty likes his tuna Fraish!

  • DKnight007

    Counting on Goethel to do anything spectacular besides on special teams is a reach.

    The guy is becoming the defenses Chaz. Much respect to Chaz though to keep battling back and contributing when he is playing tough.

    Raiders need to draft another MLB type to back up RoMac and even play the SAM, when Wimbley is rushing from the DE position.

    Raiders also have to draft a beast with upside at the NT/UT position.

    Get a guy who may have some of the skills to develop into another Seymour. Same size, versatility and power.

  • boss01

    Please, DO NOT FEED TROLLS!!!!!!!!!
    I have the displeasure of trying to weed through worthless TROLL-LIKE posts from LOSER PUNKS all day, out of 100 troll-like posts I usually find 10 informative, entertaining, well written, intelligent and opinionated posts….the rest make this blog WORTHLESS

    Meaningless posts that go back and forth from users insulting posts only add to the worthlessness….NEWSFLASH, this is a RAIDERS BLOG, there should be no politics talk, no rapping, no back and forth hater comments between retarded gimps PERIOD..

    This should be the TIME more than ever to talk RAIDERS, especially since they havent been 7-4 since 2002…instead more posts are coming from TROLLS…please remove yourself and DIE

  • jmcclain

    Its awesome to see the fans showing up at games, Watching the games seeing big crowds loud and screaming. Its been a long time since the raider nation has seen this im sure it feels awesome to all you like it does me. Raiders starting to look like a football team. Hue has to get a lot of credit for this, imagine cable still here coaching this team no dont sorry for saying that. Best nfl season there has been in along time and not cause of anybody else are anyother team only cause of these raiders.

  • GoodOle00

    107.autopalm77 Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    How could Routt be so far off of Knox when the blitz both Branch and Giordano…

    ———-

    Man coverage dbl fire Saftey blitz Wrs crossed at the LOS and Routt out of postion. Not really on him. Bad call by Chuck

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Boss01, take the stick out of your ass.

  • Raiders for life

    Just “4 in a row” baby!!
    Then go for 5, 6 etc.

  • autopalm77

    115….If you rewatch it Routt is backpedling before the snap receivers were never within 5 yards of each other….Also, I don’t copy and paste anything, everything on a cell phone….

  • downsouthraider

    Raiders 27 Starkist 10

  • boss01

    Bigelow, you are one of the biggest TROLLS out here MR punk

  • GoodOle00

    Still think Murphy is a liability.

  • GoodOle00

    Bey leaves his feet or thats a TD.

  • autopalm77

    He was definetly out of position…..

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Boss01 Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    Bigelow, you are one of the biggest TROLLS out here MR punk
    ———-
    Up yours douche bag!

  • ghostraiders

    Boss1.. if you don’t like Sullivan just ignore him… good God… just leave him alone already…

  • ghostraiders

    Boss… I was being sarcastic… idiots like kk and bumraider.. would say That though..

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Rewatching the game on NFL Network. I love life.

  • ghostraiders

    8raider.. what time did it start?? I got to hurry home… want to see That game again..

  • autopalm77

    8 eastern ghost, already 4th quarter….Will check if they replay the replay for ya…..brb…

  • autopalm77

    NFLN, replying again at 9:30 pacific…Not saying on the guide if its Raiders or not…

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Ghostraiders Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 5:57 pm
    8raider.. what time did it start?? I got to hurry home… want to see That game again..
    _______________

    Must’ve started at 5:30pm

  • silverback

    Boss01 Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 5:34 pm
    Please, DO NOT FEED TROLLS!!!!!!!!!
    I have the displeasure of trying to weed through worthless TROLL-LIKE posts from LOSER PUNKS all day, out of 100 troll-like posts I usually find 10 informative, entertaining, well written, intelligent and opinionated posts….the rest make this blog WORTHLESS

    Meaningless posts that go back and forth from users insulting posts only add to the worthlessness….NEWSFLASH, this is a RAIDERS BLOG, there should be no politics talk, no rapping, no back and forth hater comments between retarded gimps PERIOD..

    This should be the TIME more than ever to talk RAIDERS, especially since they havent been 7-4 since 2002…instead more posts are coming from TROLLS…please remove yourself and DIE
    —-
    +1

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    LOL, I saw this guy when I was watching the London game on TV earlier this year

    Crusader Raider

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3ytghsJ0wE

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Seeing the game on t.v. allows you to see much more than from the stands.

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    Dang, sure is sweet watching this game again. Mistakes and all.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    8RaiderReign8 Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    Seeing the game on t.v. allows you to see much more than from the stands.
    =======
    Thanks Captain Obvious!

  • ravenaider

    inonewordraider Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    By Steve Svekis

    Sun Sentinel

    5:11 p.m. EST, November 30, 2011
    Dolphins running game vs. Raiders run defense:Both Reggie Bush and rookie Daniel Thomas ran hard against the Cowboys, as the backs averaged 3.9 yards per run. In Thomas’ case, his 4.2 yards a carry was his highest since his NFL debut almost three months ago. If the Dolphins can get four yards per rush with both backs contributing, that should be more than enough to keep defenses honest and open up passing lanes. Last year, the Dolphins piled up 186 yards on the ground in their game against Oakland, by far their largest output of 2010. Things haven’t improved for the silver and black as their run defense has been a black hole this year, too, with an NFL-worst 5.3 yards allowed per carry on average. EDGE: Dolphins

    Dolphins passing game vs. Raiders pass defense:Matt Moore had a bit more of a Jekyll-and-Hyde performance against Dallas (the miss of Charles Clay at the Dallas 5 was cringeworthy), but he has made himself a ton of money for the next contract he signs, piling up a cumulative 112.7 passer rating in the month of November as the Dolphins, 0-7 through Halloween, went 3-1. The one area not accounted for in passer rating is sacks, and Moore continues to take bad sacks after having plenty of time to unload a ball out of bounds. However, he has shown that he can make the NFL’s most difficult throws. Brandon Marshall’s 20.6-yard reception average against the Cowboys was his highest in over two years. EDGE: Dolphins

    Raiders running game vs. Dolphins run defense:The Dolphins held emerging Dallas superstar DeMarco Murray to under four yards a carry on the ground, and in the past five games have yielded a sparkling per-rush average of 3.14 yards. Paul Soliai and company must be salivating at the thought of Oakland roling into town. Boasting the same primary backs as they do this season (Darren McFadden, Michael Bush and Marcel Reece), the Raiders’ backs ran 10 times and gained a single yard in late November last year. While Carson Palmer dictates more back-end respect for the Raider passing game, this matchup, especially with McFadden extremely questionable, is a good one for Mike Nolan’s crew. EDGE: Dolphins

    Raiders passing game vs. Dolphins pass defense: If only Carson Palmer had been the Dallas quarterback. With the pass rush the Dolphins were applying on Thanksgiving, he would have been sacked at least a half-dozen times. Cameron Wake and Jason Taylor can be confident that Palmer will drop back seven steps and, decidedly unlike Tony Romo, not move from his spot. The key, though, is getting there as the 6-foot-5 gunslinger can still kill you with the deep ball to athletic wideouts such as Darrius Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy. Sean Smith logged his second career interception last week. His first came against Palmer in Cincinnati last season. EDGE: Dolphins

    ——————————————————————————–
    Get the latest Miami Dolphins news, scores and analysis with the Sun Sentinel’s FREE iPhone and Android app. Download it today
    ——————————————————————————–

    Dolphins special teams vs. Raiders special teams: The Raiders bring the league’s best kicker-punter duo into the game in Sebastian Janikowski and Shane Lechler. Last week against the Bears, Janikowski pounded through six field goals in the 25-20 Oakland victory, while Lechler piled up a net average of 49.2 yards against superstar Devin Hester and company, with one punt going 80 yards for a touchback. It’s no accident that this duo represents the entirety of the holdovers from Oakland’s 2002 AFC champion team. On the Dolphins’ side, Shayne Graham missed a 47-yard field goal attempt which loomed large in Arlington, but now Dan Carpenter is back. EDGE: Raiders

    Intangibles:The gave away the store (two first-round picks) for Palmer, and since the bye week, the move has paid dividends, with Oakland on a three-game win streak and improbably on top of the AFC West, one game up on the Denver Tebows. The Dolphins, meanwhile, have scored more points than they have allowed, and, gulp, are on a two-game home win streak after ending a seven-game skid at Sun Life Stadium. EDGE: Dolphins

    Prediction: Dolphins 33, Raiders 13
    #######################################################

    The Dallas Cowboys are not the Oakland Raiders…

    If we lose this game then we don’t deserve to go to the playoffs and beyond.

    Go to Miami Herald.com and listen to the fans…they have totally given up on this team

  • morilla

    Cole Ford Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    You all wan’t to know a secret. I am really Cole Ford. That’s not the secret, though. The secret is that I have been trolling all of you for years. I am MR, Sullivan, Charged Up, Richochet, John Jarndyce, and many others. Cole Ford is the only real person. Ha ha!
    —————

    You are not Charged Up. I have met him in person. And there is no way Charged Up is MR or Sullivan.

    Your statement is false.

  • mcfadden20.

    Code black …. Code black

  • Blackmamba_20

    BLACK BLACK BLACK

  • autopalm77

    SILVER, SILVER, SILVER….

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders r8eray

    #137

    Sounds to me the guy who wrote that column is on some SHERM!!

    Dolphins on every category???? WTF!!!

    Steve…show this this idiot(Svekis)how it’s done!

  • Blackmamba_20

    yea boi !!!!!!!!!!

  • mcfadden20.

    Code black ;;;;;

  • joetoronto

    silverback Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Boss01 Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 5:34 pm
    Please, DO NOT FEED TROLLS!!!!!!!!!
    I have the displeasure of trying to weed through worthless TROLL-LIKE posts from LOSER PUNKS all day, out of 100 troll-like posts I usually find 10 informative, entertaining, well written, intelligent and opinionated posts….the rest make this blog WORTHLESS

    Meaningless posts that go back and forth from users insulting posts only add to the worthlessness….NEWSFLASH, this is a RAIDERS BLOG, there should be no politics talk, no rapping, no back and forth hater comments between retarded gimps PERIOD..

    This should be the TIME more than ever to talk RAIDERS, especially since they havent been 7-4 since 2002…instead more posts are coming from TROLLS…please remove yourself and DIE
    *********************************
    Hell ya!

    I can’t believe how some people here think they’re important because they post on a message board.

    All the fighting is childish too and as far as the trolls, just stop feeding them and they’ll go away.

  • raiderinparadise

    I love how our team is going to be so good when healthy and nobody is turning heads to the raiders yet. Thats how I like it, let the team focus and F-bandwagonners anyhow … stay under the radar and kill it in the playoffs. The team has a speicial feel.

  • qodrn

    THE RAIDER PREDICTION BOARD

    Dedicated to the legacy of Al Davis
    Protected by the rally squirrel and Coliseum rodents

    2011 Raider Games

    First: Ghostraider (exact score) Raiders 23 Broncos 20
    Second: Sullivan44 Buffalo 38 Raiders 35
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    Sixth: Zymurge Chiefs 28 Raiders 0 (WTF)
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    Tenth: TRIPLE TIE (Exact score) Raiders 27 Vikings 20
    R8eray + Just Fire Baby + The Big Banana
    Eleventh: Beware of Raiders

    860Todd Christensen Q……RAIDERS 41…..Tunas 17
    Blackmamba_20 Raiders 34 Personality Disorder 10
    baumraiders Raiders 30 Dolphins 20
    Carl Weathers Raiders 34-6 tuna
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    ElkGRaider W/DMAC Oaktown 31 Tuna 21
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    Hagar the Horrible Raiders 34 – Dolphins 13
    Just Fire Baby Raiders 37 Fighting Finkels 10
    mcfadden20. Code Black 41 – everybody else 13PlunkforHOF My beloved Oakland Raiders 38
    Florida Guppies 17
    Pretty Rick Oakland-32 Miami-20
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    R8ER MIKE SOakland 38 fish lips 6
    RaiderOnHigh Raiders 41 Dollyphins 13
    RaiderRockstar Oakland Thugs 30 Miami Goldfish 10
    The Realist Dirty Raccoon Al Davis’ Raiders, 38
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