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Coach Allen gets impressive turnout at mini camp

The media were not permitted access to the Raiders first mini camp last week. First-year coach Dennis Allen declined to divulge the size of the turnout, other than to say he was “pleased.”
A scan of numerous pictures on the Raiders website revealed the following 50 players in attendance for some or all of the three-day affair in Alameda:

SPECIALISTS
Shane Lechler
Sebastian Janikowski
Jon Condo

QUARTERBACKS
Carson Palmer
Terrelle Pryor
Rhett Bomar

RUNNING BACKS
Darren McFadden
Taiwan Jones
Mike Goodson
Lonyae Miller

FULLBACKS
Manase Tonga

WIDE RECEIVERS
Denarius Moore
Darrius Heyward-Bey
Louis Muphy
Eddie McGee
Jacoby Ford

TIGHT ENDS
David Ausberry
Richard Gordon
Brandon Myers

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
Mike Brisiel
Alex Parsons
Cooper Carlisle
Jared Veldheer
Khalif Barnes
Stefen Wisniewski
Zach Hurd

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Richard Seymour
Dave Tollefson
Lamarr Houston
Desmond Bryant
Jamie Cumbie
Mason Brodine
Travis Ivey
Hall Davis

LINEBACKERS
Rolando McClain
Travis Goethel
Aaron Curry
Philip Wheeler
Carl Ihenacho

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Michael Huff
DeMarcus Van Dyke
Mike Mitchell
Matt Giordano
Ron Bartell
Curtis Taylor
Shawntae Spencer
Pat Lee
Brandon Underwood
Chimdi Chekwa
Bryan McCann

As you can see, that’s quite a turnout for a “voluntary” mini camp. Notable exceptions include defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, strong safety Tyvon Branch and fullback Marcel Reece. None of the three players showed up in any of the pictures scanned.
Reece’s absence isn’t a surprise, given he hasn’t signed the one-year tender as a restricted free agent. Same goes for Branch, the recipient of the franchise tag, which he has not signed. Not sure if Kelly was there, and he just didn’t make it into any of the pictures.
The big surprise was the presence of defensive lineman Desmond Bryant. He, too, has yet to sign his one-year tender. However, he signed a waiver and opted to participate.
That’s the kind of dedication Allen no doubt is looking for.
“I thought we had a great turnout. We had two weeks of an offseason conditioning program and today was the first day of the voluntary minicamp,” Allen said in a conference call last Tuesday. “Overall I’ve been very pleased with the turnout. Guys are working very hard to try to get better.”

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  • The Singing Milk Carton

    Only haters hate.

  • CanuckRaider

    I don’t hate anybody…except…

  • JLofty

    I’d vote for Beetchum…

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Canuckraider,

    What did I ever do to you? I’ve only seen you in the last couple of weeks.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I don’t know why some of you people hate so much. Or maybe it’s just a few cross-posters

  • Seymour Bush

    Some of you REALLY need to turn the internet OFF!! Go find that there is a big wide world out there. With fresh air. And actual females.

  • DJ Johnny

    Beechum.

    People take him waaaaay too seriously.

    I agree. He is hilarious.

    Why is he banned?

    I know why. Someone turned him in.

  • lefty12

    I won’t miss his nonsense,but he didn’t really bother me because I usually skipped any comment he made.

  • The Singing Milk Carton

    I dont hate anybody. The Good Lord says to love thy neighbor, and that means everyone. And I think Al Davis was a great man and humanitarian, regardless of the last ten years. True Raider fans suffer with the team. And rejoice with the victories. We’ll go down with the ship if we have too. But some people still want to hate on Coach. Fair weather fans, maybe?

  • lefty12

    DJ Johnny Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 9:37 pm
    Why is banned?

    I know why. Someone turned him in.
    =========================================
    Then he must have said something inappropriate about something or someone.

  • DJ Johnny

    Lefty, I understand. I have a weird sense of humor so I thought most of his stuff was very original and funny.

    We can handle something other than the repetitive recitation of statistics every now and then can’t we?

    I do get why his schtick would not seem funny to some.

    To each his own, but all this tattle tale stuff is sad.

  • DJ Johnny

    151.Cranberry Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 8:51 pm
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  • The Beeech Dawg

    Krappy … you sad, sad old fool

    Did I really scare you so bad you ran crying to Corkran? How wet were those diapers when you pressed “send” on your email? What a muppet.

    For the record, Blog Brahs – I’ve NEVER called the old goat and NEVER will. Believe it or not, thems the facts. The Beeech Diggity is here to party Raider Style and get my blog homies pumped on sweet jams.

    The poor old man is a paranoid, delusional train wreck.

    Sure, I’ve been posting names of some folks in his office. The same names that are plastered all over the web site that Krappy loves to make public.

    And always in the context of “Realtor Sheila PlumpTush would love a make out session with the Beeech Diggity on one of my bean bags”. Which, in reality, she probably would.

    Anyway, while it’s hilarious to see the racist old toad bothered to the point of tears, he also needs to be put in his place.

    Tomorrow I’m writing a friendly letter to Cork myself to get Krappy The Rat banned for his endless race baiting, name calling and just about any other idiotic trolling activity an overweight, unemployed kept man can dream up.

    Brahs, Nerds, Dweebs & Assorted Blog McNuggets – you’re all invited to do the same

    2 KEWL 4 SKOOL / RASTA GANJA IN EFFECT

  • Missus Beeecham

    DOO WHAP DITTY DOO HOLLA HOLLA

    Man I’m tellin ya’ll
    got the chunk of hunk workin tonight
    Got some asian male model goin to ride and ball
    drink my gallon of port and git it right

    SHO FIZZLE WADIZZLE AND SOME EGG NOODLE
    WHUT WHUT

  • lefty12

    DJ,what is wrong with reporting something if it crosses the line.KK mentioned something about people calling his place of employment and harassing him.That is just plain wrong.

  • Stanky Toad

    lefty12 Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 9:54 pm
    DJ,what is wrong with reporting something if it crosses the line.KK mentioned something about people calling his place of employment and harassing him.That is just plain wrong.
    ——————————————-
    If someone did that, well thats just not right. But did that really happen or was it just a fabricated tale?

  • DJ Johnny

    2Kool4Skewl RULES.

    Party on Beech Dawg.

  • JLofty

    Lefty, its the delusional part you haven’t quite grasped.
    Give it time. It is self evident….

  • The Pollster

    Exit polls show a vote of 98% to repeal the ban on Master Beeecham. Voters turned out in record numbers tonight so their voices could be heard. Repeal the the ban. The people have spoken.

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  • The Beeech Dawg

    lefty12 Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    DJ,what is wrong with reporting something if it crosses the line.KK mentioned something about people calling his place of employment and harassing him.That is just plain wrong.

    —————————-

    That may have been true, years ago Krappy accused Ricochet of calling his offices and blowing a whistle or something lame

    Maybe someone called his office today or yesterday and scared poor Krappy

    OR maybe the senile old fool decided to make it all up because he’s a tattle tale and has nothing better to do. Not that he has a track record, or anything

    Which one do you believe?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Party all you want.

    Please just don’t call my office, or post the names of people in my office.

    Next time, I’m going to the Police.

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  • The Beeech Dawg

    DJ Johnny Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    2Kool4Skewl RULES.

    Party on Beech Dawg.

    —————————————

    Krappy has inspired the Beeech Diggity to take 2K4S to a whole new level

    The sweet 69-friendly jams will NEVER DIE

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  • DJ Johnny

    173.Cranberry Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:01 pm
    Someday maybe you’ll post a real link?

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

    http://www.nfl.com/

    Ha. Thanks. lol.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    KoolKell Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Party all you want.

    Please just don’t call my office, or post the names of people in my office.

    Next time, I’m going to the Police.

    ——————

    Krappy, you lying little coward

    I’ve never called your stupid offices – which I’m sure you haven’t visited in years anyway – and never will.

    With 3 recording project, 15-20 girlfriends and a hugely successful party boat do you think I have time to crank call overweight, racist nerds?

    Oh yeah and posting names of realtors plastered all over the web site that YOU promote on this blog … yeah, the Alameda police will be rushing to attack that case

    Idiot

  • DKnight007

    # DutchRaider77 Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Latest: Walter’s Mock Draft…

    95. Oakland Raiders: Mike Martin, DT, Michigan
    The Raiders really need help at defensive tackle. Mike Martin, coincidentally, is one of the top players available.

    129. Oakland Raiders: Chris Greenwood, CB, Albion
    The Raiders just lost Stanford Routt and Chris Johnson, so they’ll have to replenish depth. Listing Shawntae Spencer as a starter is pretty sad.

    148. Oakland Raiders: Jonathan Massaquoi, DE/OLB, Troy The Raiders lost two pass-rushers this offseason in Kamerion Wimbley and Trevor Scott. They’ll need replacements.

    168. Oakland Raiders: Terrance Ganaway, RB, Baylor
    The Raiders need a power complement for Darren McFadden in the wake of Michael Bush’s signing with Chicago.

    189. Oakland Raiders: Alex Hoffman-Ellis, OLB, Washington State More linebacker help for the Raiders, who have shown interest in this particular prospect.

    ^^^^^^^
    I like the mock. Martin would be a solid pick at the end if round 3.

    Put me down for Jake Bequette being the Raiders pick at #95!

    I can see Mossaqoui or Law being the Raiders pick in Round 4.

  • Formerly Elvis

    The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and The Temptations. All classic. The Supremes. Oh Yeah!

  • DKnight007

    # RaiderDuck Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Raidertalk Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    Is Tommy’s contract unde dispute? Why would he not show up?

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

    The word “LAZY” comes immediately to mind…

    ^^^^^^^^
    Trade Kelly for a 3rd Rounder!

  • Bad News Dude

    How embarrassing… :oops:

    KoolKell Says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    The next morning they found your mother dead

    With her drawers wrapped around her Nasty assed head

    And the crabs were madder than a mfkr

    To see the rats eat them out of their Godamned supper.

    KoolKell Says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    When your momma farted

    That’s when the fking started

    Them dogs made that psy do the popcorn, monkey and the twine

    Left that beyotch nine strokes behind.

  • lefty12

    Although I can’t say for sure,I seriously doubt KK made either of those comments.

  • Bad News Dude

    edward teach Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    I don’t know what’s worse; someone actually believing that KoolKell wrote those “lyrics “, or RNS having what’s essentially a conversation with himself in order to pimp the blog.

    Between things like that and the overall football IQ dropping to unprecedented depths, this blog has really gone to hell. Too bad.

    ……………………………………………

    I don’t know what’s worse; you defending a clown like KK or you coming in here to criticize the lack of football IQ while contributing bupkis to the football discussion.

    :mrgreen:

    To see the rats eat them out of their Godamned supper.

    KoolKell Says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    When your momma farted

    That’s when the fking started

    Them dogs made that psy do the popcorn, monkey and the twine

    Left that beyotch nine strokes behind.

  • Bad News Dude

    lefty12 Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Although I can’t say for sure,I seriously doubt KK made either of those comments.

    ……………………………………….

    Did he plagiarize? One thing’s for sure…he certainly posted them.

  • Formerly Elvis

    lefty12 Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:15 pm
    Although I can’t say for sure,I seriously doubt KK made either of those comments.
    ——————————————————

    Then maybe he should deny that he made them.

  • Bad News Dude

    Formerly Elvis Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    lefty12 Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:15 pm
    Although I can’t say for sure,I seriously doubt KK made either of those comments.
    ——————————————————

    Then maybe he should deny that he made them.

    …………………………………………….

    Buddabing!

  • lefty12

    Maybe it wasn’t him.

  • Bad News Dude

    Hasn’t denied them once. And every time I re-post them, he excuses himself.

  • lefty12

    Formerly Elvis Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    Then maybe he should deny that he made them.
    ===============================
    Fair enough.

  • Bad News Dude

    And Maybe I’m superman, Lefty?

    Why not deny the posts? Why run and hide every time I bring it up? Why not be outraged over someone hijacking his handle, as you and I both know he would.

  • DJ Johnny

    184.lefty12 Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:15 pm
    Although I can’t say for sure,I seriously doubt KK made either of those comments.

    I went out of my way one day to stick up for him when I thought people were berating him one day…unfairly I thought, and not only did he not acknowledge my efforts, he went on to respond all smart aleky to other posts I made.

  • 1 yard short

    Hue Jackson aint the coach anymore? Where the eff have I been? I gotta quit drinking.

  • Bad News Dude

    Tommy Kelly…no-show not a big deal or shall we read into it? He did sound less than excited with the new defense. Didn’t he say something like “we’re running 4 man, like always”?

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  • Bad News Dude

    DJ, you and many others. Check out Raider O in here the other night giving him and MR the benefit of the doubt and actually trying to have a convo with them, only to get burned.

    KK and MR are peas in a pod. Race-baiting, Al Davis hating chumps.

  • http://freepriesttjnow.org Cranberry

    Just say no to filth.

    Sorry DJ, no link on this one. :smile:

  • http://freepriesttjnow.org Cranberry

    Bad News Dude Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:28 pm
    DJ, you and many others. Check out Raider O in here the other night giving him and MR the benefit of the doubt and actually trying to have a convo with them, only to get burned.

    KK and MR are peas in a pod. Race-baiting, Al Davis hating chumps.
    *************************************************

    http://www.stop_the_hate_and_the_filth_now.org

  • DJ Johnny

    196.Cranberry Says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:28 pm
    http://www.stopthefilthnow.org/%%stop%%the%%flithy

    Link worked for me.

    I signed the petition.