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Huff likes idea of Manning in AFC West

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 11:24 am in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders road back to prominence in the AFC West will go through Peyton Manning.

The news that Manning, who reportedly instructed his agent to work out a deal with the Denver Broncos Monday, was greeted enthusiastically by Raiders free safety Michael Huff.

Huff, who restructured his contract in order to stay with the Raiders in 2012, went so far as to say he was hoping Manning would sign with Denver.

“I think it’s great. If you want to be the best you’ve got to beat the best,’’ Huff said by phone. “When he became a free agent it was where I was hoping he would go. He’s a Hall of Fame quarterback and if you’re a competitor you want to go against guys like that.

On Twitter as well as Internet message boards, speculation began immediately that Manning’s presence would like thrust the Raiders into the spotlight with a Sunday night or Monday night opener.

The Raiders opened the season on Monday night in Denver last season, winning 23-20, and have hosted the Broncos in a Monday night opener in 2008, losing 41-14.

With the A’s on the road in Seattle, the Raiders would be available to host a prime time opener on Sept. 9 or 10.

“Prime time football, the Raiders, the Broncos, it would be the perfect scenario,’’ Huff said.

Denver, 8-8, is the defending division champion on tiebreakers and now likely the prohibitive favorite with Manning replacing Tim Tebow.

For his career, Manning has a 3-2 record against the Raiders, winning the last three, and has completed 113 of 184 passes (61.4 percent) for 1,261 yards, 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions for a passer rating of 85.4.

Oakland has intercepted Manning at least once in each of the five games.

In free agency news, the Raiders have not confirmed a visit with cornerback Tracy Porter, whose 74-yard interception return for a touchdown against Manning was the deciding play in Super Bowl XLIV for the New Orleans Saints.

Porter has been linked with the Raiders, who are in the market for cornerbacks, in part because Raiders coach Dennis Allen was the defensive backs coach with the Saints during the Super Bowl season.

The Raiders did confirm a recent visit with 49ers cornerback Shawntae Spencer.

Linebacker Kamerion Wimbley, released Friday when he and the Raiders couldn’t come to an agreement on a reduced contract, was reportedly visiting the Tennessee Titans.

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  • Dakota

    Fantasy Football stocks on the rise:

    Demaryius Thomas
    Eric Decker
    Brandon Lloyd

  • Dakota

    Lloyd because he signed with the Pats….

  • alzadoX

    Marks Hair Says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    Reggie is who we thought he was! Crown him!
    He’s bringing in people who want to work..

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

    Reggie Mac ILB LA Raiders 1980s 7th meanest Raider ILB ever – Raiders All Time All Mean Team
    Reggie Mac PUNKING stupid ass overpaid prima donnas and NFL GMs 2012————————————–

  • joker94583

    Just signed Spencer… Yawn… Guess Porter thought better of it.

  • Silverandblack666

    Yeah Spencer is not a big splash in free agency but he is cheap and we need corners.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    in the XFL there was “He-hate-me”

    MR needs a jersey that says “They-hate-me”.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    We have hardly heard Mark Davis’s name at all since McKenzie was hired. That is change. Remember when Al would hire these coaches, swear they were in charge and that he would only offer “advice”, yet somehow Al’s name would be sashayed all over every article, and we were still signing all of these speedy receivers and CBs?

  • Marks hair

    299. Really? Well the multi time probowlers.. Jano has fked up in the clutch alot more than he has come thru.. He gets hurt.. He has gotten much better the last 2 yrs, but still..

  • Plunketthead

    I see a bitter future for Elis older brother. He needs a fantastic pocket at his age.
    How did Clady do last year? I didnt hear his name much

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Our owner has been non-existent since hiring a GM. THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.

  • alzadoX

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    Yeah Spencer is not a big splash in free agency but he is cheap and we need corners.

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

    more $$$$ for LB, NT, edge rusher, RT, C, backup QB, etc etc etc more holes than rat bitten swiss cheese March 2012 don’t count till September

  • Marks hair

    Is mr really a member of mbla?

  • alzadoX

    Marks Hair Says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    299. Really? Well the multi time probowlers.. Jano has fked up in the clutch alot more than he has come thru.. He gets hurt.. He has gotten much better the last 2 yrs, but still..

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

    fair enough just asking. K still one of our better positions I’d say. Not one of our cheapest postions

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Not one even remotely embarrassing story coming out of the Raiders’ building yet this off season. Nothing that needs to be spun or explained. Can’t remember the last time this happened.

  • alzadoX

    Marks Hair Says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    Is mr really a member of mbla?

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

    translation please

  • Plunketthead

    Are Raider headquarters and practice facilitys in Alameda top notch compared to the rest of the league?

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Anybody trashing Seabass doesn’t remember what our kicking situation was like before we drafted him: YEARS of Cole Ford, Michael Husted and Greg Davis missing two or three field goals in a game that we lose by two points.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    BigMac brings in Underwood, Bartell and Spencer…and Porter to on his way in for an interview = solid.

    Gotta believe DA remembers how sad our secondary was and made this a priority.

    Next stop: Linebackers

    Next Next Stop: O-line.

  • Marks hair

    313. Sure. Im not saying cut one of our sp teamers. Just cut their pay a bit.. We need porter.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Plunketthead Says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Are Raider headquarters and practice facilities in Alameda top notch compared to the rest of the league?

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

    I believe they’re considered spectacularly mediocre, at best.

  • Plunketthead

    MR
    I see you are still fighting the battle. Have you changed many minds?

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    It’s early, but so far, Mark Davis/Reggie McKenzie/Dennis Allen flawless. No incidents, no bizarre, head scratching acquisitions, no front office employees fighting with reporters, no coaches being investigated for assault. Couldn’t say this at this point of the off season last year, or year before that, or year before that…

  • alzadoX

    Jerry McDonald ‏ @Jerrymcd Close
    Assuming Raiders confirm Shawntae Spencer signing, don’t leap to conclusion he’s automatic starter opposite Bartell. They need bodies at CB

  • Plunketthead

    lol duck

    Well the bay area is nice,

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Plunk-

    the place is fenced in and you can’t see inside.

    The HQ itself is on a nice quiet neighborhood with trees and ducks.

    That’s as best as I can describe it.

  • alzadoX

    Vittorio Tafur ‏ @VittorioTafur Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    No word yet on if/how Spencer signing affects Raiders’ interest in Tracy Porter (I don’t think it does)

    Vittorio Tafur ‏ @VittorioTafur Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    Would think Spencer makes sense as No. 3 CB for Raiders, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens with Tracy Porter before we know that

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    If we spend money for Bartell, Spencer AND Porter, I think Reggie’s just given us his opinion of DVD and Chekwa, and it ain’t good.

  • Marks hair

    315. every once in awhile ill see a post about someone named mr. who they accuse of being a member of mbla. Howard stern said its the man boy love association.. I was just wondering what was going on there… Just back & forth hate? Or did he really say he likes kids? Cause thats fked up..

  • Plunketthead

    The reason I ask about the headquarters is I can see the day soon when we will be wining and dining hall of famers to come play for the Raiders

    and I want the facilities to be in tip top shape

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Plunketthead Says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    The reason I ask about the headquarters is I can see the day soon when we will be wining and dining hall of famers to come play for the Raiders

    and I want the facilities to be in tip top shape

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

    And this is part of the reason (but not the biggest one) Mark Davis wants a new stadium and team facility so bad.

  • Tjbwall

    RaiderDuck Says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    If we spend money for Bartell, Spencer AND Porter, I think Reggie’s just given us his opinion of DVD and Chekwa, and it ain’t good.
    ==================================================
    Dvd & Chekwa were the only 2 cbs on the roster
    Don’t you need atleast 5?
    Throw in that 2 of them got 1 yr prove it deals..it only makes sense

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Mark,

    He fits the FBI profile…

    For further info on MR: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offender_profiling

    The key element is his insistence on making himself known despite being unwanted.

    Dead give away.

    Chekwa maybe as a gunner/FS?

  • Marks hair

    332. Yes about chek. Dvd has potential too. We’ll see what better coachiing does for us.

  • LBRAIDERS

    Building two new stadiums in L A one in downtown LA the other in the city of industry I don’t see investors opening their wallets for a new stadium in Oakland!!

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Tjbwall Says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    DVD & Chekwa were the only 2 CBs on the roster
    Don’t you need at least 5?
    Throw in that 2 of them got 1 yr prove it deals..it only makes sense

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

    McCann’s also on the roster. Doesn’t change that in Year 2, when you’d expect both these cats to push for starting jobs, Reggie’s bringing in replacements instead.

  • Marks hair

    I think we sign porter. Underwood is a big ?? Might get cut.

  • Silverandblack666

    Its been an hour since PFT reported we signed Spencer and still nothing here.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    At present, McCAnn appears to be limited to being a return man only.

    Our secondary was trash last year.

    BigMac and DA took out the trash.

    Now where are our LBs dammit?!

    No Center = Wiz2.0 to change positions.

  • Marks hair

    Later guys

  • alzadoX

    Marks Hair Says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 3:07 pm
    I think we sign porter. Underwood is a big ?? Might get cut.

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

    anybody who doesn’t work their ass off and complete might get cut. New Reggime

  • DEATHROW 55

    First person that came to mind when I heard pm going to Denver was shaughnessy or curry. If curry hits manning like he hit the lt from sd, peytons heard might roll off, sad but true.

  • alzadoX

    First person that came to mind when I heard pm going to Denver was shaughnessy or curry. If curry hits manning like he hit the lt from sd, peytons heard might roll off, sad but true.

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

    PRAISE THE LORD!!!

  • Tjbwall

    RaiderDuck Says:
    If we spend money for Bartell, Spencer AND Porter, I think Reggie’s just given us his opinion of DVD and Chekwa, and it ain’t good.

    Tjbwall Says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    DVD & Chekwa were the only 2 CBs on the roster
    Don’t you need at least 5?
    Throw in that 2 of them got 1 yr prove it deals..it only makes sense

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

    McCann’s also on the roster. Doesn’t change that in Year 2, when you’d expect both these cats to push for starting jobs, Reggie’s bringing in replacements instead.
    ==================================================
    Who’s to say Dvd & CC wont compete for a starting position?
    It just happens to be March…let things play out

    As far as im concerned Dvd & CC are still on the team and will compete for a position.

    Routt,Cj & Lito were cut not these 2

  • Dakota

    341.DEATHROW 55 Says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    First person that came to mind when I heard pm going to Denver was shaughnessy or curry. If curry hits manning like he hit the lt from sd, peytons heard might roll off, sad but true.
    +++++++++++++++

    Actually, not true at all….the doctors claim that after this surgery Manning’s neck is may even be stronger than before and he stands no more of a chance of suffering a devastating neck injury than any other player in the NFL.

  • alzadoX

    Alex Marvez ‏ @alexmarvez Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    #Raiders CB Ron Bartell (10 pm ET) & #Broncos LB Joe Mays (8:30) joining me & Gil Brandt tonight on Late Hits @SiriusXMNFL
    Retweeted by Vittorio Tafur

  • jesusraiderjim

    new post

  • Seymour Bush

    New post biatches

  • alzadoX

    Dakota Says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    341.DEATHROW 55 Says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    First person that came to mind when I heard pm going to Denver was shaughnessy or curry. If curry hits manning like he hit the lt from sd, peytons heard might roll off, sad but true.
    +++++++++++++++

    Actually, not true at all….the doctors claim that after this surgery Manning’s neck is may even be stronger than before and he stands no more of a chance of suffering a devastating neck injury than any other player in the NFL.

    #######################################

    WE CAN STILL TRY NO BOUNTIES NECESSARY
    but actually that’s good news i’d hate to see the guy seriously hurt. But hurt bad enough not to play well sounds great.

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  • dcraiderfan

    Now Denver has its QB. Why not bring in Tebow! Its better than interception king we have! Cut Palmer, bring in the young gun, Tebow! This willresurrect the team with a young gun! Put Allen to work with whatever QB coach you can get!!!!!!!!! Make this move Spuds! Give this team a chance without Palmer, period!!!!!!!!