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Raiders live chat today at 1 p.m.

Steve Corkran will be here at 1 p.m. to field your Raiders questions about free agency and that new Broncos quarterback Oakland will have to deal with.

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Jon Becker

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Carlisle is really good on the second level, so is Wiz.

  • RaiderLen

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    I still want a more stout guy in that RG spot however. lol

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    I don’t believe Savage will be a 16 game starter this year, so you will FINALLY get to see someone else more “stout”.
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    Ha!

    We’ll see. The guy has a way of hanging around.

    I really don’t dislike Him, I just know that Cooper is kinda like the canary in the coal mine.

    Once he’s dead, the line will have taken the next step. lol

  • Dakota

    There are worse things than keeping Calisle on the roster….like keeping Slowlando McLazy for instance….

  • Dakota

    Carlisle*

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Dakota

    The sport ended in the early 1990s. They can barely run a basic offense anymore. Unless you are watching some team that has zero NBA prospects, and have been together more than 9 months, the game is nearly unwatchable. Just kids jacking up threes and trying to dunk. Even Duke has gone there.

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    The sport only ended in the early 90s for the Pac-12 who is no longer considered a power conference in the sport. I’m from Big East country homie, so the sport only gets better, and better, and better. Yeah, it lacks the star power of those days, but the basic offenses you’re talking about are option B to the complex offenses. Since you’re obviously convinced on the BS you’re spewing out, I’ll let you rant though….

  • Dakota

    I hope the Lakers can draft that dude who plays for the Baylor Bears women’s team…..he is a beast!

  • RaiderLen

    Dakota Says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    There are worse things than keeping Calisle on the roster….like keeping Slowlando McLazy for instance….
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    IMO this Season is Rolando’s audition. (for the new regime)

    Lot’s of expectation, because of His draft position.

    Either the new staff and Rolando get it together, or He’ll get shipped out in 2013.

    Sink or swim.

  • YoungAmerican

    http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=9&c=2&cid=1169665&nid=5775200&fhn=1

    Source: Manny Lawson drawing interest from Browns, Raiders and Colts
    by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, March 20, 2012 at 6:56 pm ET

    Manny Lawson Profile

    Cincinnati Bengals veteran free agent defensive end Manny Lawson is drawing interest from the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and the Indianapolis Colts, according to a league source.

    The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder had 52 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks last season for the Bengals.

    For his career, Lawson, 27, has 292 tackles, 16 1/2 sacks, six forced fumbles and two interceptions.

    He played collegiately at North Carolina State.

    For more coverage of the NFL, go to profootball.scout.com.

    Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider

  • YoungAmerican
  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    IMO this Season is Rolando’s audition. (for the new regime)

    Lot’s of expectation, because of His draft position.

    Either the new staff and Rolando get it together, or He’ll get shipped out in 2013.

    Sink or swim.
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    Exactly, so no need chewing that one over and over ad nauseum. We’ll have to wait until camp, ok?

  • Seymour Bush

    RaiderLen Says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Seymour Bush Says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    Have you ever seen Bryant play the nose?
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    He’s from Harvard. He’ll figure it out.
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    T Kelly say’s pound for pound Dez is the strongest Raider.

    At NT He’ll need to hold his ground and shed.

    I think he’s capable, but might be a bit long.

    Pad level could be an issue.
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    I think he could do it. But he would certainly wear out. Didn’t say he was optimal, just said, in a pinch he could probably pull it off.

  • Seymour Bush

    Cowboy people know Ratliff isn’t the answer at NT…due to his size:
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    I have to agree. But to me at least, to put it all on Jay Ratliff when Ratliff has actually played well is not completely fair. You would have thought that Wade Phillips would have figured it out when he was there considering that’s his forte.

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Aiight Nation, work day wrapping up early… I’m outta here…

    Rack ‘em

  • RaiderLen

    Exactly, so no need chewing that one over and over ad nauseum. We’ll have to wait until camp, ok?
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    So you a moderator now. STFU…ok?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Ok. ;-)

  • RaiderLen

    All of a sudden twitter is blowin up with Teams interested in Manny Lawson.

    Not good for the budget conscience.

  • aig-raiders

    I’d love to get Manny Lawson.

  • RaiderLen

    Aig-Raiders Says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    I’d love to get Manny Lawson.
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    Ya,

    Solid vet that could contribute. Garnering interest. Depends on what Reggie believes he’s worth.

    We can free up additional space with some restructures, but we know Reggie isn’t going to reach financially.

  • YoungAmerican

    Yeah, Manny isn’t the type of player you break bank on. 3 years, $9 million would be max. Not that hard to find “workmanlike” LBs who aren’t impact playmakers. Getting bogged down in a long-term deal would be a mistake.

  • edward teach

    DeMeco Ryans (2-time Pro Bowler) to the Eagles for a fourth-rounder and a swap of third rounders in 2012.

    He tore his Achilles in 2010, but played well in 2011. Word is he wasn’t a good fit for the Texans’ 3-4 defense.

  • edward teach

    Those of you wanting Rolando gone might get an idea that he certainly wouldn’t fetch more than that, and most likely not even that much.

    Gotta keep him around and see how he plays healthy with a better D-coordinator.

  • RaiderLen

    YoungAmerican Says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    Yeah, Manny isn’t the type of player you break bank on. 3 years, $9 million would be max. Not that hard to find “workmanlike” LBs who aren’t impact playmakers. Getting bogged down in a long-term deal would be a mistake.
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    Deep drive to left center…Going…Going…Gone.

    Young American nails it.

    Reggie played. He’s smart. He knows who can play. (Ron Wolf)

    Reggie will be nobody’s fool.

    “Workmanlike” is a great descriptor.

  • RaiderLen

    @ Teach

    Good point about Rolando being injured.

    JHill mentions it, but it’s forgotten by most of us.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Trayvon Martin Shooting Shows Perils of Lax U.S. Gun Laws

    The Justice Department opened an investigation this week into the killing of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old high school student who was shot dead on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Florida.

    Martin was returning to the home of his father’s girlfriend from a 7-Eleven, armed with a package of Skittles and an iced tea, when he was killed. George Zimmerman — a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain, according to news reports — had called 911 and proceeded to follow Martin, even after the dispatcher advised him not to. Soon after, Zimmerman told police, he shot Martin.
    Crime is a problem in the U.S. So are guns. According to the local police chief, Zimmerman, 28, had a permit for a concealed weapon, which is easily obtained in Florida. He also had a penchant for calling the police, having made 46 such calls in the past 13 months to report suspicious behavior. Based on news reports, it appears that Zimmerman believed he had much to fear from crime. As things turned out, Martin had much more to fear from Zimmerman’s gun.

    Martin didn’t have a lot of protection from the law, either. Florida’s “Stand your Ground” law allows people to use deadly force — even before an unarmed person — provided they “reasonably believe” it’s necessary to defend themselves. It’s a shockingly low standard, but it’s not inconsistent with the highest law of the land.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-20/trayvon-martin-shooting-shows-perils-of-lax-u-s-gun-laws.html

  • edward teach

    Looks like Alex Smith swallowed his pride and re-signed with the Niners.

    No doubt a better situation for him than Miami would have been, but it sure would have been nice to see him give Harbaugh the middle finger and leave.

  • edward teach

    JJ Watt and Antonio Bryant on NFL Network right now. They are not happy about losing DeMeco Ryans.

    Not sure what the Texans are doing. They’re getting rid of some very productive players.

  • Sweep The Leg.

    If the 17 year were armed he would be fine. Make gun laws MORE lax.

    Don’t give up your freedoms so easily.

    Go read the constitution.

  • gigantic scrotum

    OK, so Wimbley goes to Tennessee and they gonna move him to DE. IF he has success and makes the pro bowl, I’m gonna wonder why we couldn’t see that in him and keep him. Salary cap challenged, hardly. We shoulda kept him and like I said a hundred times before, move him out to DE. SMH, WTH :mad:

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Scalia’s Opinion

    Writing for a bitterly divided Supreme Court in 2008, Justice Antonin Scalia brushed past the ambiguous language of the Second Amendment and the convoluted history of gun rights in the U.S. to establish or affirm (depending on your point of view) a right of individuals to own guns. Yet in his 5-4 opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller, even Scalia maintained that the right is not unlimited. “We do not read the Second Amendment to protect the right of citizens to carry arms for any sort of confrontation,” Scalia wrote.

    The question, then, is what public policies are constitutionally justified to prevent the wrong “sort of confrontation”?

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-20/trayvon-martin-shooting-shows-perils-of-lax-u-s-gun-laws.html
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    YOU people, need to read the constitution.

  • morilla

    Off topic. I was having a discussion with friends at lunch that was interesting.

    Who do you consider to be the brightest/smartest players on the field? I went with offensive linemen.

  • Gomer

    I sure wish Al Davis was still with us. We had a good football team last year except for the defense cordinator. Woulda been in the playoffs if the DC didn’t wet the bed. Coach built this team and now they tearin it apart. Prove me wrong mister new ownership and company. But Mr Davis would never have let Bush or Routt walk. But he most certainly would have fired the DC and brought in a new one. You can bank that one.

  • Sweep The Leg.

    WE would if you and the far left would stop pissing on it.

    Who is “we” anyway?

  • Gomer
  • Gomer
  • Sweep The Leg.

    YOU, you know what I mean.

  • Gomer
  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    At present, it seems, not many. Since the Heller decision, which overturned Washington’s strict gun law, controls have been crumbling across the nation. In Oklahoma, lawmakers appear poised to enact an “open carry” law, allowing residents to display firearms in public. The National Rifle Association and other lobbyists for gun manufacturers are pushing for loaded guns to be allowed in college classrooms and dormitories. Legislation proposed in Congress would force states to allow holders of concealed weapons permits from other jurisdictions to carry guns where it’s otherwise illegal.
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    Not even in Dodge City, 1880′s. Matt Dillon. 6pm weekdays. Westerns Channel. Lol.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Those of you wanting Rolando gone might get an idea that he certainly wouldn’t fetch more than that, and most likely not even that much.

    Gotta keep him around and see how he plays healthy with a better D-coordinator.
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    Compensation for Slowlando ?

    Not going to happen.

    He’ll have his last non-productive year in Oakland (if off field developments allow for EVEN that) then will be released and fade into obscurity.

    We’ll get as much compensation for Slowlando as we got for JaMoron.

    The true compensation will be ridding the franchise of his atrocious play and attitude.

    The fun part on this blog will start when people blame the Raider organization for Rolando’s demise.

  • edward teach

    178.gigantic scrotum Says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    OK, so Wimbley goes to Tennessee and they gonna move him to DE. IF he has success and makes the pro bowl, I’m gonna wonder why we couldn’t see that in him and keep him. Salary cap challenged, hardly. We shoulda kept him and like I said a hundred times before, move him out to DE. SMH, WTH

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    Wimbley is a tweener. Not effective at all as an OLB, and too small to play as a 4-down DE.

    Tennessee will use him as a situational pass rusher, at far less than he would have made here. RM and his agent tried to make it work, but he was going to way too expensive to keep relative to what he would have contributed here.

    Once RM realized that he wasn’t going to be able to get proportionate value, he was let go. Simple.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Sweep The Leg. Says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    WE would if you and the far left would stop pissing on it.
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    Pissing on it? You mean the Patriot Act?

  • Gomer

    Davis was many things to many people. Love him or hate him, he was good for pro football.

    And he left us with some great quotes and slogans. Here are the best of them:

    WE DON’T TAKE WHAT THE DEFENSE GIVES US
    WE TAKE WHAT WE WANT

    WE DON’T SAY NEVER
    WE DON’T SAY ALWAYS
    FOR US IT IS BETTER TO BE RIGHT AT THE MOMENT THAN TO BE CONSISTENT

    SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE FIRST THREE PLAYS THE QUARTERBACK MUST GO DOWN
    AND HE MUST GO DOWN HARD

    COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE

    PRIDE AND POISE

    I’D RATHER BE FEARED THAN LOVED AND RESPECTED

    I THINK THE GREATNESS OF THE RAIDERS IS IN IT’S FUTURE

    I THINK THAT (ADD RAIDER HERE) IS THE GREATEST (WHATEVER) TO PLAY THE GAME

    JUST WIN BABY

    AND ANYTHING SAID BY ANY NARRATOR OF A RAIDER HIGHLIGHT FILM WHILE DAVIS WAS ALIVE

    Goodbye Al Davis.

    Things will never be the same without you.

    http://www.orble.com/my-favorite-al-davis-quotes/

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Gomer Says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    But Mr Davis would never have let Bush or Routt walk. But he most certainly would have fired the DC and brought in a new one. You can bank that one.

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    Of course Al would have brought in a new DC. And hamstrung him with his insistence on the same outdated “bump-and-run man coverage with a single deep safety” defense that the rest of the NFL figured out during Reagan’s second term.

  • Gomer

    One of the many cool things about Al Davis was he had a strong hand in making the NFL what it is today. As a pioneer of the NFL, his vision shaped and influenced so many aspects of the game that we see today. But the cool thing I liked about him was he wasn’t afraid to take the bastards to court if he felt like they were dissin him. Just sue baby!

    There should be a Al Davis award each year for a player or coach or even a team who had to overcome the most difficult of odds to attain success. Plunkett would have been a great recipient. For example, a person who has overcome great poverty or tragedy and had great success in the NFL, a person for example like Amy Trask, a woman amongst greedy rich men who own NFL teams, but she keeps her poise, or for example, Bo Jackson, just because he is Bo Jackson.

    The Al Davis award would only be for those who have taken achievement to the next level.

  • Sweep The Leg.

    No the patriot act is a horrible idea from the rhino big government abomination.

    I’m talking about your inclination to the left.

    The massive, bloated, enormous government that seeks to infringe the 2nd amendment rights concerning guns.

    Forcing religious orgs. and people to violate there conscience and get gov health care.

    Violate the commerce clause, forcing us to enter into commerce we don’t seek to have.

    Violate the 10th amendment of sovereign state rights.

    Regulate the people to the point of tyranny.

    Look I have stuff to do, just bow down and lick the hands that feed you, may your chains sit lightly on your neck, and may God forget you were my countryman.

  • Raiders for life

    The secondary is starting to take shape. Any chance the Raiders pick up another safety in FA to compete with MM34?

  • Gomer

    Alex Smith back in san francisco? Thats breaking news on nfl.com? BFD, BFD

  • hendu

    194,Sweep The Leg,well said and Im with Ya,period.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    You people will have to understand, one day, Is, that we as all Americans are connected.

  • RaidO

    Gomer Says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 5:42 pm
    I sure wish Al Davis was still with us. We had a good football team last year except for the defense cordinator. Woulda been in the playoffs if the DC didn’t wet the bed. Coach built this team and now they tearin it apart. Prove me wrong mister new ownership and company. But Mr Davis would never have let Bush or Routt walk. But he most certainly would have fired the DC and brought in a new one. You can bank that one.
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    True, from playoff hopes to looking like a rebuilding year

  • M Lonetree

    BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS

    Philip Rivers just ruptured his left gonad attempting to make his barefoot wife pregnant for the 7th time in six years. Tbone expresses envy.