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Raiders not through looking at CBs

On the day the Raiders signed veteran cornerback Ron Bartell, they spent some time taking a look-see at another veteran cornerback, Shawntae Spencer.
CSNBayArea’s Matt Maiocco says the Raiders met with Spencer on Friday. If you’re searching for a connection, look no further than Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver, who was with Spencer for seven seasons with the 49ers.
Spencer started 72 of the 98 games he played in for the 49ers, including every game in 2009 and ’10. However, the 49ers went with Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown and Chris Culliver ahead of Spencer last season. Spencer appeared in only nine games.
The 49ers released Spencer in a salary-cap move. It’s likely the Raiders could get Spencer for somewhere near the veteran minimum, given his lack of leverage.

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  • Seymour Bush

    J Hill Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Should we show film of McClain getting downfield to cover WRs? How does a guy who does not hustle do that?

    McClain is not running anyone down from behind. Let’s not kid ourselves here.

    Should have definitely made that tackle on Stafford though.
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    I am going to give this guy training camp, and presea and the first 2 games of the year to prove to the NATION he belongs in the NATION.
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    I agree with you guys. He has only had two years. Hopefully the bulb goes off for him this year. But in the Detroit game you referenced, the very lst play from scrimmage Stafford threw a swing pass to the left flat. Since the Will vacated it was McClains assignment to cover him. He didn’t. Easy pitch and catch that Routt supports about 14 yards down the field and their RB then carries Routt another 8 yards for a gain of 22. On a very simple play. One guy is gone, another to go…

  • J Hill

    A MLB shouls strike fear in the opposing offense.

    ———————————————————-

    In a recent interview Darren Sproles was asked, “What made you pick New Orleans?” his answer, “I don’t have to get hit by Rolando McClain anymore.”

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    I was a big Boss fan but was in favor of the cut. He is concussion prone and could be a cap problem in the future if “G”‘d against injury.

  • Master Beeecham

    YO YO YO

    Whut up, Party Nerds?

    Man, my crotch is killing me – just did an hour of cardio, drank a Shamrock Shake and then assumed the doggy style position for nearly 45 minutes with this wasted stripper.

    Thankfully I first remembered to put on my knee pads and water polo goggles.

    Yo, the Reggae Party Cruise is prepping to get mo wiggity tonight, pretty soon 38 strippers (all confirmed RSVPs) will be getting crunk with the PARTYDUDE 8000.

    Speaking of lonely losers who love Law & Order, anyone seen Brian the Genital moping around the blog today?

    Yesterday his cousin – Cousin the Genital – suffered an epic humiliation in the tournament and saw any draft stock he might’ve had go up in smoke. Then of course Brian melted down and threatened to go on a blog killing spree. Totally hilarious!

    I’m sure by now, Brian has moved back in with his grandpa Krappy and changed his name to Steve the Genital so no one will ever find him.

    Just keeping it real

    KICKASS ROCK BLOCKS, MO PLAYA HATIN’ IN THE MDR

  • J Hill

    Sideline to sideline speed, and attacking the ball every play.

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    Bet he’s faster than Biekert!

  • Seymour Bush

    LBRAIDERS Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Does anyone know when OTA’s start!!
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    No. Not announced yet, but it will be after the draft by NFLPA rules.

  • horrordude0215

    Should have also had about 4 picks that he just flat out dropped. 1 that would have sealed the Buffalo game for sure.

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    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that was Johnson at the end of the game that dropped the gimme pick.

  • chargerH8er

    to try some reality….Its wasnt that free agency the 10 years killed our team…..its the players that were drafted and kept because of AL Davis. Free Agency is a valuable tool. If used correctly, it can help build a dynasty.

  • Thec

    J Hill Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    A MLB shouls strike fear in the opposing offense.

    ———————————————————-

    In a recent interview Darren Sproles was asked, “What made you pick New Orleans?” his answer, “I don’t have to get hit by Rolando McClain anymore.”

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    ROFLMAO….Ok i will bite, link please…lol

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Reggie, my man Chris in New York was going to give you an F as a grade so far, before the two signings yesterday.

    I’m more lenient. I’m going to give you an Incomplete.

    You get the benefit of the doubt because you’ve been operating under some cap constraints (just a myth, right Jerry ?) and had to deal with some out of whack contracts.

    But I gotta tell you, losing your best pass rusher and number one corner on an already stink to high heaven defense isn’t exactly an auspicious debut.

    Got some major work to do Reggie. Just dumping Brez’s sorry azz coordinating isn’t going to get the job done.

    Got a paper thin secondary with untested sophomores being counted on, and now the pass rush took a major hit.

    Not good.

    We’re also on the verge of losing MBush with no replacement in sight. Lost a good man in Rock Cart.

    And worst of all, you’ve got a sorry, slow as molasses, uncommitted punk masquerading as the captain of the LB crew.

    The good news is it’s hard to imagine the defense being any worse than it was last year. But somehow I suspect it might be.

    God bless you Reggie, you’ve got your work cut out for you.

  • Thec

    chargerH8er Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    to try some reality….Its wasnt that free agency the 10 years killed our team…..its the players that were drafted and kept because of AL Davis. Free Agency is a valuable tool. If used correctly, it can help build a dynasty.

    +++++++++

    Drafting well, and massaging the UDFA market are key.
    See GB, and NE…

  • Thec

    Out.

    1 NATION…

  • DJ Johnny

    # Try Some Reality Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    DJ Johnny – things looking up for you now? Telling you…patience. We want nothing to do with first wave overpriced free agents. Good job, Reggie!

    Yes. I like it.

    I just wanted to see Reggie sign “somebody”. I didn’t expect Mario W. but when u have a brand new GM and u haven’t seen him do anything yet there is a bit of anxiety.

    I see what he’s doing.

  • raiderlization

    I remember a knock on Boss by Hue. He said he only learned some of the plays and didn’t commit to learning the whole play book! I believe that’s what he said? Deal on Oline has to do with what Knapp thinks he and his Oline Coach can have success running his Z’s with! RM will get to the bottom of is Campbell ready.

  • DJ Johnny

    # horrordude0215 Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Should have also had about 4 picks that he just flat out dropped. 1 that would have sealed the Buffalo game for sure.

    ——————————–

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that was Johnson at the end of the game that dropped the gimme pick.

    If u can stomach it, go to youtube and click on “Bills vs. Raiders” and u can see Fitz throw a pass RIGHT THRU our guy Tyvon Branch’s hands to Chandler I believe..in the endzone for a TD. Then u see Branch flailing his arms in total disgust and frustration.

    The ball goes RIGHT THROUGH his hands.

    Everybody goofed up that game.

  • YoungAmerican

    The 2011 Buffalo, Detroit, and San Diego losses were three of the most frustrating games I’ve seen in my time as a Raider fan… and that’s saying a lot.

  • DJ Johnny

    #66,

    Same here.

    Everyone of those games exceeded even my worst Raider nightmares.

    I remember thinking and saying out loud “This isn’t really happening is it?” “This can’t be happening”. “No way they aren’t just gonna let them go down and score like this are they”?

    Now i’m fully jaded and nothing will ever shock or surprise me again with the Raiders…unless it’s really good. Yeah, that’d be nice.

  • DJ Johnny

    Hey I’m playing Ozzy Osbourne now. You guys would like it. Well, some of you.

  • Gdog

    So now that St. McKenzie has decided we can’t afford the 500k to sign Chaz, does anyone have a clue who our slot receiver is going to be next season?

    Anyone?

  • YoungAmerican

    I hope Taiwan Jones can stay healthy next year. He was a beast as a gunner on special teams. If he can stay healthy, he’ll fill Cartwright’s role nicely.

  • DJ Johnny

    Tried to give away tickets for “Beethovens Last Night” and didn’t even get 10 callers.

    There’s only 3 active lines but they people sure gave up fast.

    I bailed and took caller 9.

    I’d give ‘em to you guys but most of u are like 2,000 miles away.

  • 310 Raider-scum

    He was buried on the depth chart, the niners went with Perish Cox rather than Spencer. If anyone on that roster intrigued me it was Larry Grant, he was tearing it up when Willis went down. He’ s worth a 6 or 7 pick for 2013 due to being a restricted tender.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    The 2011 Buffalo, Detroit, and San Diego losses were three of the most frustrating games I’ve seen in my time as a Raider fan… and that’s saying a lot.
    ================================================
    Yeah, those really stung.

    At the end of the season Hue made an interesting observation. Spoke about how the defensive collapse in Buffalo was a harbinger of things to come. Something that wasn’t really close to being solved. He was 100% right.

    Thinking about it, we got a preview of the 2011 defense being completely unable to stop anything in a crucial contest in Jacksonville last year. Another game that probably vaults the Raids into the playoffs if the D can come up with a single stop.

    Toughest Raider loss of all time ? Man, there have been so many it’s hard to choose. But for me (I’m a dinosaur), the one that still bothers me the most and sticks in my craw to this day was the Ice Bowl in the AFC championship game in Pittsburgh that ended with the Raids on the short end of a 16-10 final.

    Had a good feature on that game yesterday on the NFL Network.

    Couldn’t help but think that although the athletes back then weren’t as big or as fast as the cats today – the game was MUCH better. Better brand of football with some vicious hitting going down.

    Watching Atkinson absolutely LAY OUT Lynn Swann with a legal head hunting shot to the noggin during that game was something to see. Part of the game back then. Different era, and a better one as far as I’m concerned. And not just bcz the Raids were a dominant team.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Watched “Hey Rook! 2002″ on NFL Network last night.

    Soooo glad Mornihnweg isn’t our HC. Dude had this deer-in-the-headlights look everytime they followed Harrington to Lions camp.

  • Thec

    Toughest Raider loss of all time ? Man, there have been so many it’s hard to choose. But for me (I’m a dinosaur), the one that still bothers me the most and sticks in my craw to this day was the Ice Bowl in the AFC championship game in Pittsburgh that ended with the Raids on the short end of a 16-10 final.

    +++++++++++=

    The immaculate deception errr Reception…

    I can’t hate anyone however, if i could franco harris, would be at the top of the list.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    One additional comment about the unbelievable Raider defensive COLLAPSES of 2011…

    We’re lucky there weren’t TWO more.

    If Orton doesn’t drop the ball that Houston pounced on…

    And if there isn’t a miraculous drop by the Texans and somehow surviving 10 men on the field on Schaub’s game ending pick…

    We could EASILY be talking about 5 defensive collapses of unbelievable proportions.

    Heck, even a Viking offense with a rookie QB and minus AP made things hairy.

    How about Cleveland almost coming back from the dead after Hue’s brain fart ? Cribbs was a step away from tying that game.

    Come to think of it…almost gave away the Bear game too.

    Not even going to mention the second Mule game.

    NO LEAD IS SAFE. NOT WITH THIS DEFENSE.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    im gonna throw up with the guys these fools are signing…

  • DJ Johnny

    That’s why I hope Tarver and Allen fix that crap.

    It would be nice to be able to use the restroom during the 4th quarter and the Raiders in the lead and have a reasonable expectation when I come back to my seat I don’t have to look at 3 guys with Raider uniforms on staring at each other with their arms up in the air asking what the hell just happened?

    Is that asking for too much?

  • CTConstruction

    RaiderMann……I feel you. I’m hoping Big Mike Bush comes back. I know he wants to be a starter but I don’t see any teams (besides Bengals) that will offer that. At this point it probably depends on money and I hope we’ve given a competitive offer.

    The biggest question is how are all of these “restructures” going to effect the 2013 salary cap? Did we just push those balloon figures from 2012 into 2013. Hopefully the restructuring created cap savings for next off-season. (Per NFL Network, the new TV contract kicks in next year so the salary cap is expected to increase significantly as well)

    In the immediate future, we need to pick up more corners and D-Lineman. People forget we did have a very nice stretch when our D-line was ferocious. If things are going to change on defense it will start up front. In an ideal world we’d also sign:
    CB’s – Tracy Porter & Domonique Foxworth
    DL – Aubrayo Franklin -OR- Shaun Rogers

  • DJ Johnny

    If anybody cares to tune in i’m gonna do a shout out to my Raider bro’s when I play “Back in Black”.

    967theeagle.net

  • CVRaider

    Any word on signing LB’s? Mcclain, curry, injury prone gothel, blackstock. Do they have anybody else?

  • CTConstruction

    Vonteze Burfict (sp?) might have screwed himself enough to land in the 3rd-4th round of the draft

  • Thec

    CTConstruction Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    Vonteze Burfict (sp?) might have screwed himself enough to land in the 3rd-4th round of the draft

    +++++++++++=

    this guy will be a UDFA

  • JohnnyRaider

    I like the way Reggie is taking care of business. We really needed to get rid of all these defensive players who showed no desire to win and cost us some wins. However, I am still stunned that Reggie has allowed TK to remain giving us a 9 mil cap hit on him. Wonder if there is some plan regarding TK. It was not a good combo with TK and Seymour both trying to stop the run.

  • horrordude0215

    I broke my phone after the Buffalo game. Threw it at the wall after we let them walk all over us after that halftime lead. That was the most heartbreaking loss since I’ve been alive (only born in ’93 and didn’t follow the Raiders until ’04ish), with the Jacksonville 2010 loss a close second. With Detroit it was a lot of the “oh, this again? Cool story bro.” I was even anticipating KC making that field goal at the end of regulation before it was blocked again. I was actually IN Oakland for the San Diego game, and the only thing that made me happy was because I don’t get to go to many games considering I live in Oregon, so I didn’t care too much. These defenses cost us a lot of games, and we have some major work to do coming up.

    I love the Raiders more than any other team… hell, I love them more than some of my friends and family. Going through the ups and downs are apart of the game. You’ll have the heartbreaking losses like Buffalo, Denver #2, Detroit, San Diego, etc. But you also have the great moments and wins… Jano’s 63 yard field goal that lead us past the Donkeys in primetime, Seymour blocking the two field goals in Kansas City, seeing Moore have monster games in Buffalo and San Diego, the tear inducing (in my case) interception at the end of the Houston game, etc. That’s what keeps me coming back. Don’t dwell on the negatives… think about the positives. The Raiders will shine again, and we WILL overcome this.

    Just Win Baby.

  • DJ Johnny

    # CVRaider Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Any word on signing LB’s? Mcclain, curry, injury prone gothel, blackstock. Do they have anybody else?

    I thought Blackstock looked ok in preseason. Not so much in the real games.

    I heard from someone that Goethel might be a possibility for MLB and they move McClain to ILB.

    btw-Thanks for msg. Garry. You should post sometimes. I promise i’ll read ‘em even if no one else does. Glad u could pick up the feed.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Reggie signing Tulloch mlb/ilb, would be a major kudos

  • JB

    Blackstock is not an NFL caliber player. Not even UFL caliber. He came in with Bresnahan from UFL & will go back out with him.

    If they end up going 4-3, you could see Goethal at MLB with Curry & Romac as OLB. Curry is bad in coverage but better against the run. I think we should go 3-4 with Curry & Romac as ILB Goethal as a BU-ILB and get two new OLB. Anyway you look at it we need a minimum of 3 new LB’ers (starting & depth).

  • DJ Johnny

    Burfict is showing less personal and professional initiative than Jamarcus.

    Someone needs to talk to that guy before it’s too late.

    He’s already peed away the combine and his pro day and his stock is falling faster than Michael Bush on a 3rd and one.

  • JB

    One GOOD THOUGHT: If anyone knows Linebackers, Reggie knows linebackers.

    We need Linebackers. Reggie will get us the linebackers we need.

  • JB

    He’s already peed away the combine and his pro day and his stock is falling faster than Michael Bush on a 3rd and one.
    ***********************

    Great Line! LMAO. Truth says it all!

  • Master Beeecham

    Yo DJ Johnny throw out a shout out to Marina Del Rey’s #1 reggae band, Rasta Ganja

    If you bust something from my soul bratha Bob Marley I promise to toke this giant spliff with my toes

    We’ve got band practice starting in a few minutes, I wrote some more amazing lyrics while I was pushing out a duece the size of a butternut squash

    This jam is about strippers fighting over my giant weiner (again) and Cousin the Genital’s epic tournament meltdown which ruined his pro career -

    It’s called “Dropping off apps at Fast Food Establishments”

    Yo, these perfect 10 strippers need a life
    No matter how many bjs I get, Beech don’t want a wife
    But my hog is so big, it’s all they see
    Yo, let’s go see Cousin the Genital working at KFC

  • JB

    It would not surprise me to see the Niners land Peyton Manning.

    Write it down.

  • JB

    Wouldn’t it be nice to see a SB with Peyton Manning vs. Carson Palmer. Bay Area Super Bowl. Doesn’t get any better than that.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Thec Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    CTConstruction Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    Vonteze Burfict (sp?) might have screwed himself enough to land in the 3rd-4th round of the draft

    +++++++++++=

    this guy will be a UDFA

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

    Yup. Lousy measurables, lousy attitude and no Senior-year production. He ought to write a book called “How to Lose $20 Million Without Even Trying.”

  • CTConstruction

    I feel the same way about Goethel as I do Blackstock. There isn’t an offensive coordinator in the league that is worrying about game planning for Goethel. That would be a worst case scenario if he’s a starter in 2012

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    JB Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Blackstock is not an NFL caliber player. Not even UFL caliber. He came in with Bresnahan from UFL & will go back out with him.

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    There might not even be a UFL any more. Their Commissioner darn near broke his neck running away, financing’s iffy, no major TV deal, and at least one of their four teams has no personnel besides the owner. It ain’t looking good.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Master Beeecham Says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Yo DJ Johnny throw out a shout out to Marina Del Rey’s #1 reggae band, Rasta Ganja

    If you bust something from my soul bratha Bob Marley I promise to toke this giant spliff with my toes

    We’ve got band practice starting in a few minutes, I wrote some more amazing lyrics while I was pushing out a duece the size of a butternut squash

    This jam is about strippers fighting over my giant weiner (again) and Cousin the Genital’s epic tournament meltdown which ruined his pro career -

    It’s called “Dropping off apps at Fast Food Establishments”

    Yo, these perfect 10 strippers need a life
    No matter how many bjs I get, Beech don’t want a wife
    But my hog is so big, it’s all they see
    Yo, let’s go see Cousin the Genital working at KFC

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

    With all the Olive Garden deuces you push through, ever thought of investing in a bidet? Probably save you a ton in TP costs.

  • CTConstruction

    BTW….was awesome seeing Gallery get the axe earlier this week. Actually wouldn’t mind bringing him back. Maybe Wiz slides to center then. Gallery and Greg Knapp have a good relationship

  • Hardline

    Bartell and Spencer are excellent hardworking CB’s who have been in the NFL for 7 and 8 seasons repectively, although Spencer only played 2 games in 2008 due to injujry. Bartell missed most of last season with broken vertebra in the neck. Spencer developed exclusively in the 49′er defensive system which is always a plus.

    Suprising both CB’s have played to the level of Nnamdi, and have similiar stats as Nnamdi in all categories, and come without the adoration and undeserved label of “shut down corner”, which Nnamdi will never be. (If you think Nnamdi is a shut down corner compare his stats to Lester Hayes and Rod Woodsen; they were actual shut down corners for which Nnamdi cannot, and never will, compare.)

    It is almost certain that Bartell and Spencer will restore our secondary to respectability so that top flight QB’s don’t torch us on every pass play.

    Thank Reggie and Allen for clearing out the crappola known as our secondary: Routt, CJ, and the rest of the worthless dogs.