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It’s looking like a 4-3 to Kelly

Checked in with Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly late this afternoon, who not surprisingly provided some perspective on the first week of the strength and conditioning phase.

When I asked him if anything jumped out at him regarding the Reggie McKenzie-Dennis Allen regime, Kelly, who arrived in the Norv Turner era, answered like a man who has seen his share of optimism gone awry. He’s looking forward to playing for coordinator Jason Tarver, however.

“We’re in the honeymoon stage,” Kelly said. “You’ve got to be around a person, get down to training came and game time to know what you’ve got. Coach (Tarver) seems cool, real young. Seems like he knows what he’s talking about. He’s got experience in the league and he had a pretty good defense down there at Stanford.”

As for the possibility of big changes on defense _ Allen publicly hasn’t ruled out a 3-4 defense _ Kelly doesn’t see his job changing much after attending the first week’s installation meetings.

“We’re going to do what we always do _ run four man,” Kelly said. “I’m just assuming. Heard he’s a guy that mixes it up, so you never know.”

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  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Sad at the same time. Maybe I’m emotional.

  • realtruraider

    WOW, Webb got paid by the Ravens, $50mil 5years. Reed wants paid too, he said that teams show players respect by paying them, I wonder if thats why Al would sometimes over pay certain players, like Seymour etc. He was showing them respect, it makes sense.

  • guest123

    @ #447, I honestly don’t watch or follow basketball, don’t have any interest either way. If the Lakers suck or are champs, it’s not something I occupy a minute of my day to. Same goes for the Warriors.

  • DutchRaider77

    Anybody think Jerome Simpson could be worth a look?

    Serving 15 days in Jail for having 2 Pounds of [REDACTED].

    It was his first offense…

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Ravens overpaid IMO. Any above CB can look good playing with Ray Lewis, Haloti Ngata, Terrell Suggs, and Ed Reed.

  • YoungAmerican

    Why can’t we say weed anymore? Did I miss something?

    Jerome Simpson would be a great fit here. I remember Palmer’s last four games as a Bengal, without Ochocinco and Owens. He lit it up, and Jerome Simpson had a few stellar games catching the ball.

  • lefty12

    Guest,now you’ve done it.Within minutes there will be numerous comments about basketball and particularly the lakers.

  • guest123

    I think Simpson would have to serve at least a 4 game stretch.

  • Marks hair

    Tollefson only had 5 sacks. Im glad reg is holding his wad.. We can find a 5 sack guy easy..

  • 71raider

    I hope he improves we need the depth.

  • YoungAmerican

    Raider O Says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Ravens overpaid IMO. Any above CB can look good playing with Ray Lewis, Haloti Ngata, Terrell Suggs, and Ed Reed.

    ——————

    They overpaid, but they’ve also been looking for a guy who could be “the guy” since Chris McAlister’s play started to decline.

  • DMAC

    I think this is the best Raider blog period. The schit that goes down in here is classic. Don’t change a thing. It’s what makes this blog unique.

  • Raider J

    RaiderDuck Says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 10:46 am
    Well, Tollefson has come and gone from both Oakland and Tennessee without a contract, which either says he’s asking for too much money, or had lousy workouts.

    ….

    Tollefson sounded like he wanted the deal to be done before he left OAK. Over aggressive agent may cost him some money if he plays too much hard ball. Quality DL depth and special teamer.

  • guest123

    Wasn’t it Simpson who had that freak summersault catch into the endzone last year and stuck the olympic ’10′ landing?

  • Marks hair

    Lakers!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    DMAC,

    What happened with the interview?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Go Clippers!!!!!

  • YoungAmerican

    guest123 Says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Wasn’t it Simpson who had that freak summersault catch into the endzone last year and stuck the olympic ‘10′ landing?

    ———-

    Yep

  • DutchRaider77

    Wasn’t it Simpson who had that freak summersault catch into the endzone last year and stuck the olympic ‘10′ landing?

    _________________________________________

    Yes…

  • Raider J

    459. Thats 5 sacks off of the bench though, not bad. Players like that keep the 1st teamers fresh for the 4th qtr.

  • guest123

    If Tollefson doesn’t come down on his price, then I hope Reg pulls any standing offer till after the draft. By then, there will be loads of similar types dropped on the market for league minimum.

    Reggie knows what he’s doing playing moneyball.

  • realtruraider

    Tollefson must be looking for to much money, Im not sure he is worth anymore than around the vet min.

  • guest123

    Even if Simpson serves a suspension, he’d be a good low price pickup. I’m aboard with this signing.

    Make it happen Reg!

  • Marks hair

    470. I like him, Im just glad reg didnt jump the gun and overpay.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Ravens overpaid IMO. Any above CB can look good playing with Ray Lewis, Haloti Ngata, Terrell Suggs, and Ed Reed.

    ***

    co-signed, O

  • r8eray

    MY TOP FIVE

    1. RAIDERS

    2. LAKERS

    3. DODGERS

    4. USC FOOTBALL

    5. UNLV BASKETBALL

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post

  • Marks hair

    Wheres freeny?

  • Raider J

    Simpson(by his own admission) gave his flip a “9.5″
    1/2 pt deduction for touching the ground with his hand.

    …DMAC,
    Tell Beecham I’m taking the crown.
    New freestyle champ on the rise. No sneak previews.
    I’ll be back soon.

  • 71raider

    I agree Reggie is the man

  • hwnrdr

    459.Marks hair Says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 10:59 am
    Tollefson only had 5 sacks. Im glad reg is holding his wad.. We can find a 5 sack guy easy..

    Yes, but as a rotational D-line with Unyemora (sp?), and others!

  • Marks hair

    New posto

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  • 1960RAIDER

    Rockstar…Doug Martin running back BSU…i can dream, right?

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