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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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  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Beeer.

  • baumraiders

    1st

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Moore Bush often.

  • baumraiders

    crap

  • Blackmamba_20

    MistaBrown Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    Nobody is fighting but I cant get Peymour Bish to stop humping my leg.

    Must be the leash your tugged around by !!

  • http://stillcrazy.com Cole Ford

    Do they call you MistaBrown because you like to eat poopy?

  • GoodOle00

    Why is this such big news?

  • GoodOle00

    #1 excellent suggestion

  • baumraiders

    I remember this past 8 years around this time all i talked about was draft day. Its good to be back.

  • http://stillcrazy.com Cole Ford

    I played with Chester. He was a great defensive tackle. But I remember him most for the epic Alf marathons he used to host at his house.

  • ArmChair GM

    Macho Man Randy Savage Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I am very worried if both Seymore and Mclain (who have been subpar) dont play…talks a bunch about value of players.
    _______________________________________________________

    RIP Chester McGlockton…

    If anyone doubts McClain’s value to the defense, just watch how confused and out of position the defense looks when McClain goes out and Blackstock comes in.

  • LA to TheBay

    Well said, coaches.

  • http://stillcrazy.com Cole Ford

    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!

  • baumraiders

    Mclain is very important indeed but for an 8th overall pick lets not fool ourselves, he needs to be better. improvement is nice and all, but next year he need to make the pro bowl. 8th overall pick, think about it.

  • http://stillcrazy.com Cole Ford

    Cole Ford is real. Not always. Sometimes he is Fole Cord international spy.

  • http://stillcrazy.com Cole Ford

    I was picked 8th overall too. I was the first place kicker to be selected in the first round.

  • Blackmamba_20

    On Aaron Curry, Silver & Black Report had this:

    “Oh yeah…about that trade from Seattle to Oakland? “Yeah, I’m extremely happy. I couldn’t be happier. I love being a Raider. I love everything about being an Oakland Raider. This is what football is about! I haven’t felt this way…I haven’t felt this way in a long time about where I’m at in my life (and) about what my purpose is. I haven’t felt this way about my teammates, about OUR purpose. Being a Raider, this is the best I’ve felt in a long time and I’m very excited. And possibly, my purpose may have been to be a Raider…That’s how it feels.”

  • baumraiders

    I want to see Curry blitz more

  • LA to TheBay

    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!

    ———-

    Would explain a lot.

  • silverback

    ArmChair GM Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    If anyone doubts McClain’s value to the defense, just watch how confused and out of position the defense looks when McClain goes out and Blackstock comes in.
    —-
    Very unfortunate McClain has to hobble around out there, but without him the D is chaotic.

  • LA to TheBay

    You got your revenge when the Tiger bit back.

  • baumraiders

    I think in a 3-4, RoMac would be a great and Curry at OLB would be a BEAST

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Chemuza Chemuza

    Fole Droc this is your TV speaking to you>>> Jump in me

  • silverback

    Baumraiders Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    Mclain is very important indeed but for an 8th overall pick lets not fool ourselves, he needs to be better. improvement is nice and all, but next year he need to make the pro bowl. 8th overall pick, think about it.
    ——
    I get the feeling that McClain is not totally dedicated to his craft.

  • autopalm77

    8….I left something for you at 540 on the previous post….

  • http://stillcrazy.com Cole Ford

    Chemuza, you are not my TV. My tv is called Shaazbat

  • http://stillcrazy.com Cole Ford

    Autopalm77 Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    8….I left something for you at 540 on the previous post….
    ======
    Your name is funny. That is what boys get when they masturbate too much.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Man, RIP Chester McGlockton. I’d just met him about a year ago.

  • http://stillcrazy.com Cole Ford

    I like to watch porn when my guardian is not looking.

  • baumraiders

    He doesn’t give interviews to talk football but he does to talk call of duty. LOL

  • autopalm77

    27…Scotty. you didn’t tell me what color dress your wearing…

  • Seymour Bush

    There’s a couple of things that stand out about them, they are down in the turnover battle and their offense is pedestrian at best. But now that they have both Reggie Bush and Matt Moore, their offense has come to life. They still have a rookie at center. What that means is it is time for Kelly and Seymour to school his ass. And Moore not being incredibly mobile, he is a bit of a target back there.

  • raiderinparadise

    silverback Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    ArmChair GM Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    If anyone doubts McClain’s value to the defense, just watch how confused and out of position the defense looks when McClain goes out and Blackstock comes in.
    —-
    Very unfortunate McClain has to hobble around out there, but without him the D is chaotic.

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

    TRAVIS GOETHEL

  • Seymour Bush

    Blackmamba_20 Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    MistaBrown Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    Nobody is fighting but I cant get Peymour Bish to stop humping my leg.

    Must be the leash your tugged around by !!
    =============================================

    No one is humping you leg Jamista, but I can imagine you are a little dazed and confused from being knocked out so many times in here.

  • http://stillcrazy.com Cole Ford

    MistaBrown likes to eat the poopy. That is why he is called MistaBrown.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I met Chester in a sandwich shop in Alameda last year. What an impressive looking man. Huge! but no fat. Kinda scary looking actually. I was proud of myself for just introducing myself.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Kell, do you live in Alameda? My sister just moved there.

  • Seymour Bush

    The Miami run defense is very good. They give up VERY few long runs as opposed to us. That is bad. This is a big play league, and that matchup greatly favors them. Getting Dansby was very smart of Sparano. And he has played very well for them. Again, and I cannot emphasize this enough, when you have good run defense your ILB should be leading the team in tackles. Not Tyvon Branch.

  • GoodOle00

    540.autopalm77 Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    508…Don’t insinuate or assume anything….Those situations that are referenced are in a perfect case…It takes into account nothing as far as swelling, slight tearing or anything…And that is for and individual to walk not an elite athlete…Let’s put him out there so you can have him on your fantasy team and win your office pool…You understand basic podiatry…Do you have a medical degree….I didn’t think so….Next time i’ll give you the same treatment as Sully….I let you insult pas once…I get more accurate medical information on the Raiders with a 30 second phone call than you can get in a month…..

    —————————-

    You’re response is lamer than DMC.

    I didn’t insult you then, I’m insulting you now you self agrandizing over blown sh*t sack.

    Now go get ya shine box and while you’re at it, stay in your shame closet until your Mother comes to hose you off in the yard.

    Stoopid as U are I know you understood what I said because you conventietly failed to post what I wrote about your stoopid, baseless comeback.

    Unlike you, I have a reason for stating what I did.

    DMC supposedly with “no structural damage” according to Hue Jax. Mid foot sprain 1st degree? NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.

    2ND DEGREE? Some tearing prognosis? 3-4 wks

    3RD DEGREE? Full tear. Prognosis? Can’t walk on it and can take up to 6-8 weeks.

    THATS THE REASON I GAVE for why I think DMC is worse than reported.

    You on the other hand claim you can make a phone call and get insider info.

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

    Thanks for the laugh joker. I needed it today.

  • Seymour Bush

    raiderinparadise Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    silverback Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    ArmChair GM Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    If anyone doubts McClain’s value to the defense, just watch how confused and out of position the defense looks when McClain goes out and Blackstock comes in.
    —-
    Very unfortunate McClain has to hobble around out there, but without him the D is chaotic.

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

    TRAVIS GOETHEL
    ===========================================

    Goethel was brought in to compete on the outside, and probably would have been starting if not for injury. Hopefully he can come back full strength and compete on the inside.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Sandusky44

    There is no bigger troll than you.

    I will meet you name the place and time.
    ———-
    Guess reading isn’t your strong suit. Look above your post in previous thread, you sorry roadkill. Gave the address to Pine Cove, as well as the time. 502 29th St
    Sacramento, CA 95816. Yeah, I know. You won’t be there. “not a good time for me”. Brien made his excuses. Raccoon will make his. So will you.

  • ElkGRaider

    “Obviously we lost another great Raider today in my opinion”
    ===========================
    RIP Big Chester

    Cmon Hue Jack…in EVERY quote youre gonna put in obviously?? Really Hue?? Is it that obvious??

  • GoodOle00

    Von Miller had surgery Might be out against Minnesota. Thumb injury/ YES!

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    I heard Sullivan is 6′ 4″ and weighs 275. You guys may not want to meat him.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    *meet him

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Kell, do you live in Alameda? My sister just moved there.
    ————————————–
    Yep.

  • GoodOle00

    40. Goethel was a loss. Even when if he comes back hes missed so much time he’ll be a rookie again

  • Blackmamba_20

    34.Seymour Bush Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    Blackmamba_20 Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    MistaBrown Says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    Nobody is fighting but I cant get Peymour Bish to stop humping my leg.

    Must be the leash your tugged around by !!
    =============================================

    No one is humping you leg Jamista, but I can imagine you are a little dazed and confused from being knocked out so many times in here.

    ================

    LOL, A daily event Sey-Bush

  • ArmChair GM

    Sullivan44 Says:
    November 23rd, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Really though,

    Bears 21, Raiders 13.

    Even good Raider teams play poorly against good defenses. We’re going to lose 3 more. This will be one of them. Sorry charlie.
    _______________________________________________________

    Sullivan is the Harold Camping of this blog.

    One failed doomsday prediction after another.

  • Plunketthead

    Cole, what street did seigfried & roy live on?