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Jon Becker

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    rising raiders…

    it was 5 o’clock not 6!

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    Raising Raiders…

    forget it, we picked him at 5 o’clock, and you called it a day at nearly 6, sorry, read it a bit too fast..

    hangovers and 5hit, doesnt help me one bit

  • r8eray

    Talk about losing sleep over a pick….

    Hopefully Reggie has answers for stopping the run (worse in the league)! I’m sure he realizes that this is a passing league where P.Rivers and Peyton Manning are in our same division…we could sure use some help on pressure?

    I wonder if Regggie thinks we’re going to stop the run with Slowlando and a Curry (2xBUST) at LB’s? Maybe he thinks we’ll stop him with a 40 year old Seymour and a 35 year old Kelly?

    FML…SMH! I need to get back to sleep!

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Those lyrics Kell posted weren’t even original. He just lifted them from Rudy Ray Moore and changed some of the words.

    http://www.dolemite.com/original_rhymes.php?r_id=1

  • Carl Weathers

    Veldheer – Bergstrom – Wisniewski – Biesel – Barksdale
    Could be the future for many years. Al Davis, Reggie McKenzie and Raider blood all rolled into a physical athletic dominating Oline.
    Now let’s load up on D today!!!

  • raidertbone

    HueJack loudly and proudly announced that he was “building a bully”. All he built was a bunch of high drama. Reggie is quietly going about his task and building a franchise – one piece at a time. I like the pick of Bergstrom, at 95. At that point, you want to bring someone in who has the potential to start — he is that.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    I would like to see Reggie trade Kelly for the first pick in the 4th round and pick Alameda or Chapman.

  • bcz24

    Bergstrom isn’t going to start from day 1. He will learn the guard position from Coop and Brisiel for a year and will be the first guy in if any of our lineman get hurt.

  • bcz24

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    April 28th, 2012 at 6:12 am

    I would like to see Reggie trade Kelly for the first pick in the 4th round and pick Alameda or Chapman.
    *********
    I second that

  • raidertbone

    I would try to see if we could go higher than that, for Kelly. See if we can pick up someone like Ta’amu in the 4th and then try to trade Kelly for a future 3rd rounder. I think we could get that for him.

  • raidertbone

    Trust me when I tell you that Bergstrom will probably be the starter by the time we come out of the BYE week, if he isn’t there already by then.

  • raidertbone

    Paine:
    I like your thinking — if we could move to the top of Round 4 in exchange for Kelly, I could go with that.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    April 28th, 2012 at 6:12 am

    I would like to see Reggie trade Kelly for the first pick in the 4th round and pick Alameda or Chapman.
    _______________________________________________________

    I like Kelly, and I think he is worth more than a 4th, and the two you listed i would prefer Alameda!

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Adam Schefter ‏ @AdamSchefter Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    Free-agent QB Matt Leinart is likely to sign with Raiders this week during visit he has scheduled to Oakland. He would back up Carson Palmer
    ———
    I think it’s a good move. Never know how Pryor is going to develop.

  • Plunketthead

    Nice scoop, semipro!
    Too bad the blog pimps are sleeping.
    I guess TP didnt wow anyone at band camp

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Once again, we beat out Steve and Jerry.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    Best players left imo..

    OLB Lewis, Ronnell

    DE Wynn, Billy

    DT Ta’amu, Alameda

    CB Dennard, Alfonzo

    TE Orson, Charles

    TE Green, Ladarius

    WR Childs, Greg

    with 3 of the first defensive players probably going within the first 10 picks of the 4th round, I hardly see a chance to get any of them..

    which still makes the reach for Bergstrom more ridiculous

  • Plunketthead

    Reggie must figure the D will take a while to fix but he wants the O moving chains.

    Coach Allen will be able to concentrate on the D and will get more out of the players we have then Al/Chuck did.

    14-2
    No first round pick next year

  • guest123

    Adam Schefter‏@AdamSchefterReply

    Free-agent QB Matt Leinart is likely to sign with Raiders this week during visit he has scheduled to Oakland. He would back up Carson Palmer

  • guest123

    Adam Schefter‏@AdamSchefter

    RT @dajared: What happened to Terrelle Pryor? … He would back up Matt Leinart, who worked with Raiders OC Greg Knapp in Houston.

  • Plunketthead

    It seems like yesterday we were all screaming for Al to draft some help at Oline. It took Al two + years but we are looking at possibly one of the better lines in pro football

  • Raider2DaHeart

    Does anyone have the link/ video clip of are 3rd rounder being picked? I want to see the NFLN cast talk Raiders, then see and hear there reaction.

  • Raiderboi18

    Matt Leinhart to the Raiders!!!!

  • rising raiders

    La Milicia Negra Says:
    April 28th, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Raising Raiders…

    forget it, we picked him at 5 o’clock, and you called it a day at nearly 6, sorry, read it a bit too fast..

    hangovers and 5hit, doesnt help me one bit

    ————————

    no prob

    thought for a second i made it to youtube cos my webcam caught me falling asleep in a weird way or something..

  • http://000 Bob Marley

    LOL we suck.

    What was it 70 people or more projecting our pick at 95 and none of us guessed right?.

  • RAIDER NATION STATION http://www.raidernationstation.com/

    From RNS on FB

    Good Morning Nation!~
    We’ll have to see if Terrelle Pryor sticks with the team or if he switches positions but apparently the powers that be who wanted to see if the 2nd yr Al Davis project could take the #2 QB spot have seen enough.
    We told you there was no way he was ready. Word on high is Oakland will sign QB Matt Leinart this week…not fair to Pryor if he’s not given the chance to sit, learn and grow another season.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Raider2DaHeart Says:
    April 28th, 2012 at 6:55 am
    Does anyone have the link/ video clip of are 3rd rounder being picked? I want to see the NFLN cast talk Raiders, then see and hear there reaction.

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

    They announced it, talked about Bergstrom for a minute, seemed to approve of the pick, then signed off VERY quickly.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    April 28th, 2012 at 6:12 am
    I would like to see Reggie trade Kelly for the first pick in the 4th round and pick Alameda or Chapman.

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

    I suspect trading Pryor for that pick would be more likely.

  • guest123

    @75

    I think there a few picks that went in the third round that can be considered worthy stabs at the Raiders pick. The blog can only go by the reported scouting visits. This Bergstrom kid didn’t have any other than discrete talks at the Senior Bowl. Reggie is playing his cards very tight to the vest.

    He probably wants other GM’s to think we are on the right track. Subterfuge.

  • guest123

    Glad to have Leinart. I’ve been a propoent for signing him from jump street. Makes all the sense in the world. Knapp’s system down pat. Healthy. Worked out with our WR’s and TO.

    Now the other shoe should drop. Please sign Owens to a league min contract. Do it Reggie!

  • guest123

    Today Reggie is going to nail this draft. Big changes are coming. In Reggieball I trust.

  • guest123

    I have high hopes for Pryor but still he really needs to sit back and learn the WCO. It’s a lot to absorb. He’s got a lot of football ahead of him. The Browns just drafted a 28 yo to run the WCO and he’s going to have to learn trial by fire.

    Pryor has been given a gift of patience by Reggie and coaching staff. It may be that he’s a quick learner and is ready to supplant Leinart by week 8 or so. It’s not a bad thing. When the light comes on for Pryor watch out. Kids got some skills. Just raw and untapped. He’s a great 3rd round pick compared to the guys that went around his spot last night.

  • Kirk

    In watching Pryor on youtube, he seems to have a very good ability to throw the ball on the run.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    If not trading Pryor, I wonder if this foreshadows a move to WR. To go from “wait and see what we have in Pryor” to acquiring Leinart after one three-day OTA means Terrelle’s throwing must have really sucked.

  • Kirk

    Pryor’s numbers in college were very close to Cam Newton’s.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    leinart is a noodle arm neverbeen….orton has a stronger arm than him….thats not saying much.

  • DJ Johnny

    73.Raiderboi18 Says:
    April 28th, 2012 at 7:00 am
    Matt Leinhart to the Raiders!!!!

    I’m not impressed by Leinart at all. Basically he has sucked since coming into league.

    If Palmer goes down and Leinart takes over i’m afraid we’re in big trouble.

  • DJ Johnny

    84.RaiderDuck Says:
    April 28th, 2012 at 7:34 am
    If not trading Pryor, I wonder if this foreshadows a move to WR. To go from “wait and see what we have in Pryor” to acquiring Leinart after one three-day OTA means Terrelle’s throwing must have really sucked.

    Good point. I remember DA saying there would be the ‘wait and see’ on Pryor.

    Now, the quick signing of Leinart? (if it happens).

    Or…it could be that they want someone to compete with Pryor for the #2 to see who emerges.

    If Raiders need a veteran backup i’d like to see someone who has played more…and maybe had some success.

    Has Leinart had ANY success in the league?

  • http://000 Bob Marley

    Now about this pick…

    Good: You can never go wrong picking up OL that can play, the kid looks like a lock to play early and start for the next 6-8 years.

    Now that’s some real value with the last pick in the 3rd Round, more like a 4th rounder actually.

    Bregstrom has no baggage, no character issues and is a smart, hard-working player, but he’s not just an intangibles guy.

    He’s also a good athlete, at 6’5 313 he’s a bit bigger than your traditional ZBS Guard and he can move.

    The “bad”: Most of us were looking to take a chance on a player who could become difference-maker or play-maker if you will, taking an OG over some of the athletic TE’s, pass-rushing DE-OLB’s, run-stuffing DT-NT’s and explosive WR’s and DB’s available was not a sexy move.

    But with no earlier picks, we needed to “make them count” as Reggie said, and it looks like we found a safe player and early contributor, on that is much more likely to succeed than most of the players that remained available.

    Now if some of the guys drafted after Bergstrom turn out to become Pro Bowlers and he doesn’t, I won’t be upset because other teams can afford to go with the upside picks, they have already chosen 2,3 or 4 players by now, we didn’t have that luxury.

    Solid pick, Veldheer-Bergstrom should handle the left side of the Line for the next few years and likely excel at it.

  • r8eray

    Bcz24 Says:
    April 28th, 2012 at 6:16 am
    Bergstrom isn’t going to start from day 1. He will learn the guard position from Coop and Brisiel for a year and will be the first guy in if any of our lineman get hurt.

    =====

    Homeboy better start!!! Dude is like 30 years old…we aint got time to wait!!

  • zopi

    So far, it’s not easy to gauge how RegMac is going to turn out. The majority of the FAs he brought in seem more than stop-plug fill-in the holes types. He let go better than average players, yes, considering the financial swamp he came into, and possibly with a strong directive from Markie to save cash, and get not only into the modern, but profit world.

    Drafting an OL player, and going away from all predictable “need” in the defensive side, RegMac is not only setting his imprint, as Monte Poole writes, but also showing he is not listening to “expert bloggers” or 17-year “insiders” like Corky.

    IMHO and wishful thinking, RegMac is building for the future and wouldn’t care much for immediate success this season. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Raiders at 5-11 or 6-10, and get positioned for the 2013 draft and season with mostly a roster designed and built RegMac’s way.

    Seeing most of the SC quarterbacks play since their HS days down here in SoCal, I can’t believe when I see Matt Leinart with so little success and bust, when he was projected to be a better pro than Palmer, Cassell, or Sanchez.

    Did he fall into a bad situation in AZ? Was he unlucky or just too fragile?
    I’ve never been a Palmer fan, and was hoping that Hue would have traded for him instead of Palmer last season. At least, it would have been a lot cheaper.

    So here it is, what if Leinart outplays Palmer in camp? Then again, I’m really hoping that Terrell Pryor proves everyone wrong and becomes the QB and stud player he was projected to be. Remember, TP at one time in his young career was the highest rated player of his class.

  • alzadoX

    Alameda Ta’amu to Pittsburgh..

    Nigel Brandham, Omar Bolden are off the board, also Lardarius Green, Robert Turbin, Lamar Smith, and Frank Alexander, who some of you were interested in

  • alzadoX

    Kyle Wilber is off the board

    Hebron Fangupo NT/DT BYU
    Josh Chapman NT/DT Alabama
    Brandon Boykin CB-RS Georgia
    Ronnell Lewis DE/LB Oklahoma would be my top guy but medical questions don’t know where to put him
    James Michael Johnson, LB, Nevada
    Miles Burris, LB, S.D. St.S
    Terrell Manning, LB, North Carolina St.
    Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina
    Johnathan Massaquioi, DE, Troy St.
    Sean Prater, CB, Iowa

  • alzadoX

    James Michael Johnson & Orson Charles off board

    Hebron Fangupo NT/DT BYU
    Josh Chapman NT/DT Alabama Knee
    Brandon Boykin CB-RS Georgia anyone have a medical update?
    Ronnell Lewis DE/LB Oklahoma would be my top guy but medical questions don’t know where to put him
    Hebron Fangupo NT/DT BYU
    Josh Chapman NT/DT Alabama
    Brandon Boykin CB-RS Georgia
    Ronnell Lewis DE/LB Oklahoma would be my top guy but medical questions don’t know where to put him
    Miles Burris, LB, S.D. St.
    Terrell Manning, LB, North Carolina St.
    Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina
    Johnathan Massaquioi, DE, Troy St.
    Sean Prater, CB, Iowa

  • alzadoX

    Brandon Boykin, Nick Toon, Joe Looney off board

    Hebron Fangupo NT/DT BYU
    Josh Chapman NT/DT Alabama Knee
    Ronnell Lewis DE/LB Oklahoma would be my top guy but medical questions don’t know where to put him
    Miles Burris, LB, S.D. St.
    Terrell Manning, LB, North Carolina St.
    Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina
    Johnathan Massaquioi, DE, Troy St.
    Sean Prater, CB, Iowa

  • shutdown

    #91:

    1) Leinert was surrounded by talent at USC, as many highly touted qbs are. Now, you could say the say about Palmer, since USC pretty much always has an excess of talent, but Palmer had success in Cincinnati. We saw that he could perform. Of course, that was a while ago.

    2) I think the knock on Leinert is that he lacked a work ethic, and when reality hit him upside the head–that being a success in the NFL wasn’t a lock for a USC qb–injuries hit. Then, there are the rumors of drinking. I have no idea if they are true.

    I think, however, it IS true that Leinert seemed aimless, that until recently with Houston, he didn’t commit to being a successful pro.

    I feel this way about the situation: it’s rare that characteristics ( diligence, humility, focus, ambition, etc.) found lacking in an individual ever develop in that individual.

    Now, if these were missing in him because of something else oing on in his life, something that has been addressed/remedied, that might mitigate things.

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