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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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  • DutchRaider77

    What do you think of my mick draft?

    ______________________________________________

    An all Irish draft? Or is that the name of the Beer served at McDonalds?

  • DMAC

    Here’s my mick draft…..Mickey Mantle?

  • 71raider

    hi my name is mitch and im a raider fan

  • DMAC

    I think Underwood may surprise a few.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Bucs talking to Derek Landri, Amobi Okoye

  • DMAC

    What up Mitch
    Welcome to the fam

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I also like RB Ronnie Hillman and LB Miles Burris.

    Go Aztecs!!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Cincinnati cuts Chris Crocker

    ***

    this guy is way better than Mike Mitchell

    get’em Reggie!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    DMAC
    LOL
    Dude, let a few slide..

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Why is he better than MM?

  • RaiderDebo

    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 8:16 am
    Mornin’ a.m. crew

    Russell could’ve had the world and pizzed it all away. Remember, let’s not pretend it was just Al Davis falling in love with Russell’s arm that got him drafted #1 overall. Mel Kiper said he could go on to a John Elway type career. Todd McShay said he’d never seen a more impressive Pro Day. Some scout (forget who) said that watching Russell throw was like when he saw “Star Wars” for the first time…he just sat back in awe.

    Actually, in a way their evaluations were accurate. In a purely physical sense, Russell was a mountain of untapped potential. But they didn’t consider heart, drive and commitment and that’s where everyone went awry.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Actually, the “Star Wars” comment was made by Greg Knapp a few days after JR arrived to the team. Losing Knapp and DeFillipo and replacing them with Buddy Whackitt and Tollner was an all-time dmbsht move by this organization that set the team back for years. JR would have thrived here if this organization had had a clue about how to build a team. Surround a talented passer with weapons and protection, and watch him dominate. Detroit and Carolina figured that out. The Raiders and Rams didn’t get the memo.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Why is he better than MM?

    ***

    just my opinion. Crocker actually makes plays

    tackles, passes defensed, sacks, INT’s, forced fumbles

    Missile Mike still has a lot to prove imo and the Raiders need a 4th safety unless Giordano has re-signed already

    JFB is constantly ragging on Mitch

    Eugene & Boyd clearly aren’t welcome back!

  • DMAC

    Raider O Says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    DMAC
    LOL
    Dude, let a few slide..
    ========

    Naw man
    Keep them coming
    lol

  • RaiderRockstar

    Who do you want the Raiders to draft at #95 ???

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    Just Fire Baby: Casey Heyward (Vandy)
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    Bcz24: Sammy Brown (Houston U)
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    Raiderinparadise: Keenan Robinson (Texas)
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    Marks Hair: Dontari Poe (Memphis)
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    DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL: Tyrone Crawford (Boise St)
    Big Foot is a size 11: Tyrone Crawford (Boise St)
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    THE BLACKHOLE: Whitney Mercilus (Illinois)
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    Chuck: Malik Jackson (Tennessee)
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    LA to TheBay: Josh Robinson (USF)
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    Dakota: Ladarius Green (Louisiana-Lafayette)
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    DT42: Brock Osweiler (Arizona State)

  • RaiderRockstar

    still awaiting votes for #95 pick (alpha)

    Attn:

    408RAIDER
    765Raiders
    805Raiders
    Al_is_theraiders
    AmysInCharge
    anallpro24
    Angry Villager with Pitchfork
    araiderso
    Area man
    arkraider
    ArmChair GM
    bigsnow81
    Breaking_Black
    cdameworth
    cfrylopez
    Chris in NY
    coffee house raider
    Cranium Rash
    DEATHROW 55
    DennisAllensVisor
    ENGLANDRAIDER
    EWstyle
    Filobedo
    FreddieB
    Gary
    Gdog
    Guy
    HayesDaze37
    Heartthrob Bob and the Juneberry Performers
    Hendu
    HGDaddy
    HitManMorris
    I90 Raider
    JB
    Jhill
    joebravo84
    J-Raider
    Kirk
    kvnbntly
    micafonist
    mikep562
    MikieG
    Morilla
    NavyRaider
    NAZRAIDER
    overstuffed
    Que
    radrntn
    raidah flavah
    Raider980
    RaiderDebo
    Raiderfusion
    raiderjhawk
    Raidernationdave
    raiderpete
    Randy the Raider Redneck Alligator
    realtruraider
    ROG
    SaintKaufman
    Seymour Bush
    SharkCatcher
    silver-on-black
    Simon
    Sullivan44
    Sweep The Leg
    TheGreatness
    Try Some Reality
    waklaboo
    Wolff

    *** DECLINED ***

    [party poopers]

    AlzadoX
    Edward Teach
    Joetoronto
    KoolKell
    MistaBrown

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I like to give MM another year with this new staff and scheme, and try to add a young FS/ S to develop. We have enough vets at that position IMO.

  • lefty12

    “JFB is constantly ragging on Mitch”
    =========================
    So that means he sucks?

  • Raider J

    DMAC Says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 10:11 am
    I think Underwood may surprise a few.

    >>

    Underwood and most other FA pickups have a history of being good special teams players also.

  • 71raider

    I cant wait to see what we do in the draft. I think Reggie has done a great job so far. No more overpaid players.He will build from the draft.Im a little worried about our corners

  • Raider J

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 10:22 am
    Who do you want the Raiders to draft at #95 ???

    >>>>>

    Put me down for Nigel Bradham, FSU

    Str8 Beast.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    We were talking about Underwood yesterday. He played FS at GB.

  • RaiderDebo

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 10:23 am
    still awaiting votes for #95 pick (alpha)

    Attn:

    408RAIDER
    765Raiders
    805Raiders
    Al_is_theraiders
    AmysInCharge
    anallpro24
    Angry Villager with Pitchfork
    araiderso
    Area man
    arkraider
    ArmChair GM
    bigsnow81
    Breaking_Black
    cdameworth
    cfrylopez
    Chris in NY
    coffee house raider
    Cranium Rash
    DEATHROW 55
    DennisAllensVisor
    ENGLANDRAIDER
    EWstyle
    Filobedo
    FreddieB
    Gary
    Gdog
    Guy
    HayesDaze37
    Heartthrob Bob and the Juneberry Performers
    Hendu
    HGDaddy
    HitManMorris
    I90 Raider
    JB
    Jhill
    joebravo84
    J-Raider
    Kirk
    kvnbntly
    micafonist
    mikep562
    MikieG
    Morilla
    NavyRaider
    NAZRAIDER
    overstuffed
    Que
    radrntn
    raidah flavah
    Raider980
    RaiderDebo
    Raiderfusion
    raiderjhawk
    Raidernationdave
    raiderpete
    Randy the Raider Redneck Alligator
    realtruraider
    ROG
    SaintKaufman
    Seymour Bush
    SharkCatcher
    silver-on-black
    Simon
    Sullivan44
    Sweep The Leg
    TheGreatness
    Try Some Reality
    waklaboo
    Wolff

    *** DECLINED ***

    [party poopers]

    AlzadoX
    Edward Teach
    Joetoronto
    KoolKell
    MistaBrown
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    LaMichael James

  • Raider J

    DMAC Says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 10:03 am
    “…Or you can settle this little beef w/ a little freestyle Friday rap battle lol”

    >>>>>

    Who thinks they got rhymes? I’ll crush ‘em

  • guest123

    Peace everyone?

  • RaiderRockstar

    So that means he sucks?

    ***

    @Lefty

    the examples he gives don’t paint a pretty picture. I still think MM34 has potential, but right now he reminds me too much of Derrick Gibson

    like Raider O said, give him another shot under the new staff with a new scheme and see what he does. he’s making peanuts anyway

  • DMAC

    Raider J Says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 10:30 am

    DMAC Says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 10:03 am
    “…Or you can settle this little beef w/ a little freestyle Friday rap battle lol”

    >>>>>

    Who thinks they got rhymes? I’ll crush ‘em
    ===========

    Stick around
    Beecham will be here soon
    He think he got flows
    We’ll get the freestyle Friday cracking
    Just hang tight bruh

  • DutchRaider77

    We were talking about Underwood yesterday. He played FS at GB.

    _______________________________________________________

    Actually this would be a good question for Cork?
    Underwood played Safety and Corner in college. Was considered a CB for Packers and told he was being moved to Safety in 2011 offseason, got arrested, hurt his knee and was released. (Mostly Special teamer in GB) Do the Raiders view him as a CB or Safety?

  • 71raider

    I agree mitchell hasnt done much. I was hoping for more out of a 2nd round pick. Looking for more hard hits out of him hasnt happend

  • lefty12

    You are the one advocating getting rid of him for someone else’s garbage.

  • guest123

    Rams signed former Titan William Hayes, reunited with Jeff Fisher

  • DutchRaider77

    So that means he sucks?

    ***

    @Lefty

    the examples he gives don’t paint a pretty picture. I still think MM34 has potential, but right now he reminds me too much of Derrick Gibson

    like Raider O said, give him another shot under the new staff with a new scheme and see what he does. he’s making peanuts anyway

    _____________________________________________________

    He was recovering from a Knee injury?
    Cannot imagine he was 100% and put his best foot forward.

  • guest123

    A big Happy B-day to Aaron Curry!

  • DMAC

    Wassup w/ Reece?
    He get a contract or what?

  • Raider J

    Baseline expectations for Reggie Mac, DA, Saunders & Tarver w/ Palmer. Overachievement is certainly welcome.

    2012 – 9+ wins & playoff birth
    2013 – Home divisional playoff game
    2014 – AFC Champ game
    2015 – SB champs

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Dutch

    MM34 missed the first 3 games of the season due to injury

    was active in the last 13, starting 4 of them (because Huff got hurt)

    I don’t want to blame his performace for the entire season on that.. I mean, WK4 against the Pats (first game back) he sacked Tom Brady, then goose eggs the rest of the way. nice INT on Aaron Rodgers during that blowout loss though

  • YoungAmerican

    Has Mike Mitchell made a single play in a Raider uniform?

  • bcz24

    If women and drugs can no longer be discussed on here, then I move to ban politics, religion, race, and basketball.

    Lets keep it to football in general, primarily as it revolves around the Silver and Black.

    Thank you, that is all.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    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.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    MM played well at times, but he wasn’t consistent. He is not costing us a lot, he has potential, so why not keep him another season. Don’t forget, a lot players (vets) get cut after preseason if younger players (rookies) are playing better.

  • 71raider

    thanks for the welcome. What up DMAC

  • bcz24

    436.YoungAmerican Says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 10:45 am
    Has Mike Mitchell made a single play in a Raider uniform?
    ************
    YES! He intercepted Rodgers in the redzone for the first time since like grammar school

  • YoungAmerican

    Right, I forgot about that INT on Finley, where after the blowout loss he bragged about shutting down another TE. Embarrassing.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    YA,
    I thought he did well covering TEs (Gates).

  • guest123

    #437, I resoundingly agree, especially about banning basketball talk. There has to be a forum for that.

  • DutchRaider77

    Has Mike Mitchell made a single play in a Raider uniform?

    _____________________________________________________

    Sad and unfair, but when I think of MM, I think of the whiff tackle on R. Bush. Kinda like Eugene/McGahee

  • HairyBush

    When is the NFL schedule coming out?

  • DutchRaider77

    #437, I resoundingly agree, especially about banning basketball talk. There has to be a forum for that.

    ___________________________________________________

    Not just that, but it is all Laker talk. Just a constant reminder/salt in the wounds that the Dubs suck!

  • YoungAmerican

    I forgot that Mitchell does have some skill covering TEs because Chuck Bresnahan was too busy using Kam Wimbley, Lamar Houston, and Jerome Boyd.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    LOL @ YA.
    That’s funny!

  • guest123

    Phillip Wheeler to wear #52, Q Groves old #

    So long Groves…