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Raiders part ways with four player-personnel employees

The Raiders just announced that they are moving forward without long-time scouts Jon Kingdon, Bruce Kebric and Kent McCloughan, as well as George Karras.
The news of Kingdon’s dismissal leaked a week or so ago. He spent 33 years with the Raiders. Kebric logged 31 years, McCloughan 40. That trio represented three-eighths of the scouting department.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie already has hired Shaun Herock and Raleigh McKenzie, Reggie’s twin brother, to help offset the losses.
“This was a very difficult decision because these individuals have been part of this organization for all or parts of four decades,” Reggie McKenzie said in a press release. “We’re grateful for their dedicated service to the Raiders.”
The release states that Kingdon and Kebric were “relieved of their duties,” while Karras and McCloughan opted to retire.
McKenzie is slated to announce the restructuring of the team’s player-personnel department later this month, the release added.
McCloughan wanted to retire earlier than now. However, former owner Al Davis talked him into returning for several more yeras.
“I had talked to Al Davis when I turned 65,” said McCloughan in the release — he joined the Raiders in the mid-1960s as a cornerback, “and he said, ‘Listen, young man: You’re not quitting before I do.’ I owe him a lot. He was so nice to my family and me.
“We had some great years, including when Ron Wolf was with us. We won a lot of games. I had the opportunity to work 47 years with one team. I enjoyed it so much. I thought Al Davis was an outstanding person and boss. I enjoyed the scouting department, the coaches and players I had the opportunity to work with, and I’ll always be a Raider. I’m going out about as good as a person can go out. You couldn’t have written a better story for me.”
Davis, of course, passed away last October.

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  • Hardline

    And Mista,

    Please use facts in your arguments. This is a sophisticated posting group way beyond accepting conclusionary allegations, and the use of derogatory names.

    Show us some respect, please.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    And, Hot Shot,

    How are you saving us from the trend of bad presidents by wasting your vote on someone who has no chance of winning?

  • Just Fire Baby

    The polls being close at this point only favors the incumbent, if history tells us anything.

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

    Wrong!!!! History says that the undecided’s rarely vote for the incumbent.

    It is a pretty well known rule, called the “Incumbent Rule”, that Bill Clinton thrived on when he won.

    http://www.pollingreport.com/incumbent.htm

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Bin Laden is Dead, General Moters is alive. The Prez will clean his clock in the debates, as well, dude’s way kool.

  • Hot Shot

    Post 352 it will in the president election not that many people vote in the primaries.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Oh, I see, Ron Paul actually does have enough votes to still have a chance to be the nomination, but the media just isn’t reporting it. ok..

  • Just Fire Baby

    The polls being close at this point only favors the incumbent, if history tells us anything.

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

    Do you mind referencing what history you are speaking of, or did you just make this up?

  • Hardline

    And Mista,

    BTW, ole Purple Lips, as you call him, pressed Congress to pass law to help borrowers in exchange for TARP monies receive, which Bush instituted. Under new fannie-mae rules lenders are required to offer their borrowers new and improved re-fi’s, if same borrower has no lates, good credit etc.

    Whereupon, Chase Bank, offered me a re-fi on my personal residence, 10 yr fixed at 2.8% apr fixed, with no costs, documentation, appraisal, or 1003 loan application. Of course I took it.

    Now under Romeny’s theory I should be left to rot while Romney and cronies get tax breaks, which will inspire them to create jobs.

    My question is, create jobs where ? in China ?

  • Hot Shot

    Sullivan44 Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Oh, I see, Ron Paul actually does have enough votes to still have a chance to be the nomination, but the media just isn’t reporting it. ok.. ==========================================================Duh yeah open your ears and eyes they dont want him to win.

  • Hardline

    I am waiting for your FACTUAL answers Mista……

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    A big problem of Romney’s is that his entire platform is “I am not 0bama.” He offers no vision and no reason to vote for him, other than he’s not the incumbent. In other words, he’s the 2012 version of John Kerry or Bob Dole.

    The only time a candidate this bland has won a general election in the media age was Bush Sr. in 1988, and HE was essentially running as Reagan’s third term.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    0bama walked into that G.I Gym in Afghanistan, pulled off his coat at hit the 3. lmao.
    He hit that Al Green tune, right on the money.
    Then he hit Bin-Laden.

    Dude’s a star.

  • Hot Shot

    Look They dont want to have to do another guy in like they did Kennedy.Ron Paul is from the same mold.Thats why they dont want him to win there will be alot Rip off artists out of work.No more fed and no more Government power over us get it now!!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    The country is about to vote on his star status, and my money says he is in for a major wake-up call.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Well, that was certainly a waste of scrolling time.. Does anyone know of any Raider blogs I might read?

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Hot Shot Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    Look They dont want to have to do another guy in like they did Kennedy.Ron Paul is from the same mold.Thats why they dont want him to win there will be alot Rip off artists out of work.No more fed and no more Government power over us get it now!!!

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

    As a Progressive Libertarian myself: dude, chill. Ron Paul is NOT getting the GOP nomination. Now his son Rand might have a shot in 2016, if the social conservative nutbars can be shuffled off to the side. If you’re voting Libertarian, it’s gonna be Gary Johnson this year.

  • Hot Shot

    KoolKell Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    0bama walked into that G.I Gym in Afghanistan, pulled off his coat at hit the 3. lmao.
    He hit that Al Green tune, right on the money.
    Then he hit Bin-Laden.

    Dude’s a star.
    ==========================================================yeah what about the trillions of dollars he added to our national Debt that we have to pay for hes garbage.He has not done a damn thing.

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    The only thing worse than discussing politics is discussing religion….

    I though many of you were smarter than this….

    Goodnight!

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    From Twitter:

    Adam Schefter
    Former Jets VP of college scouting Joey Clinkscales is leaving New York to take a prominent front-office position with the Oakland Raiders.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Do you think we will get any Raider players to make any type of political point/stance for the prez election?

    You got to think with the Twitter world, someone is going to make an azz of themselves.

    Maybe Veldheer, since he went to the preimminent Right-wingnut college in the country.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    So I’m guessing Clinkscales for Player/Personnel?

  • Hot Shot

    Anyways how about those Raiders!!!!

  • Hot Shot

    O line will be big and stout without a doubt!!!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Now that these guys have retired, maybe we can get a quote on what they thought about the biggest draft waste in NFL history, Jamarcus Russell, before we drafted him.

    What do you think Jerry?

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Hot Shot Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    Anyways how about those Raiders!!!!

    Kingdon, Kebric, Karras and the elder McCloughan out.

    Clinkscales, Herock, and the younger (by 3 minutes or whatever) McKenzie in.

  • Hot Shot

    Needed to get rid of the old in with the new!!!

  • The Beeech Dawg

    LAKE SHOW HOMIES STAND UP N REPRESENT

    Got a big 4th quarter coming up, gotta “Slug the Nug” (patent pending) and move on to the next round.

    Continue the march to our next ring, wizzle fresh

    Yo, here’s a question for the blog – would you pay $2000 for a mid-level seat to a 2 Kewl 4 Skool concert IF you got a free balloon upon admittance?

    Trying to figure out a way to buy more glitter for our back stage stripper’s golden triangles

  • Hot Shot

    What up Beech Dizawg!!

  • J R Myers

    Backstageatapuppetshow Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 9:37 pm
    The only thing worse than discussing politics is discussing religion….

    I though many of you were smarter than this….

    Goodnight!
    %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

    Yep, both are based on perception and opinion, and fuled by class desire.

    Well one difference is at least Politics deal with real issues and not folk lore and urban myths.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Yo Hot Miggity, just chillin’ in San Diego watching the Lake Show in our suite

    Had some huge Rasta Ganja meetings today in my silk jammies that secured us some sold out shows

    Gonna head over to Moray’s Lounge soon to pull skanks, already took a Drakar Noir shower. Hope my weiner is up for going all night long

  • Hot Shot

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Yo Hot Miggity, just chillin’ in San Diego watching the Lake Show in our suite

    Had some huge Rasta Ganja meetings today in my silk jammies that secured us some sold out shows

    Gonna head over to Moray’s Lounge soon to pull skanks, already took a Drakar Noir shower. Hope my weiner is up for going all night long===============Have a great time Dizawg im out for the night.Good night Raider nation,

  • Just Fire Baby

    Anybody ever watch the Javele McGee youtube TV shows?

    Dude is pretty funny. Supposedly his younger sister is in HS and is the next Britney Griner, but even taller.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Cork just gone done (I think) with an impromptu Twitter chat. He must have been friends with the scouts that got canned, because he is SERIOUSLY sore about it.

  • Kirk

    OTAs are unofficial offseason workouts for NFL players that are used as the bridge between NFL training camp and the previous season. There are usually up to a dozen OTAs for each football team. The Oakland Raiders announced that this year’s OTAs will take place on over several weeks, starting with the week of May 14th-15th, continuing on through May 17th, moving on to May 21st and 22nd, then a break again before starting up on May 24th, then concluding on June 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th.

    The Raiders will also have their minicamps taking place during this time, with one for the rookies and another for everyone. The rookie minicamp takes place during a three-day span of May 11th, 12th and 13th; the next minicamp takes place on June 12th, 13th and 14th.

  • aig-raiders

    RaiderDuck Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    A big problem of Romney’s is that his entire platform is “I am not 0bama.” He offers no vision and no reason to vote for him, other than he’s not the incumbent. In other words, he’s the 2012 version of John Kerry or Bob Dole.

    The only time a candidate this bland has won a general election in the media age was Bush Sr. in 1988, and HE was essentially running as Reagan’s third term.
    ————-
    This blogger knows his stuff. Romney = John Kerry’s Mass twin.

  • aig-raiders

    KoolKell Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 7:09 pm
    Multiple offere are the rule right now in the Bay Area.
    ————-
    In San Jose, all the homes we were going after had 30+ offers. We know from first hand experience of trying to buy a home as we move back now. A lot of people are pooling their money into one big pot to buy homes for cash and flipping it. Damn investors killing the market again. It’s cheaper to buy vs renting now.

  • aig-raiders

    Jeez guys,
    We’re 5 months out and you guys worry about polls. 5 months is an eternity in politics. When you’re 1 month out, that’s when polls matter, especially after debates. The negative advertising season hasnt even started yet.

  • J-Raider

    i swear.. some of you actually think you know more than anybody else about government, politics, and being the PRESIDENT OF THE FREAKING USA??? if you guys know soooooo much more than anyone else, then why arent you in a completely different blog site for politics talk only??

    i have always read from this site for info on my favorite team, but lately you d bags are more interested in talking about the NBA or the elections rather than the waaaaay more important topic.. THE RAIDERS.

    Jerry, or Cork, if your reading this please ban EVERYONE who is waaaay off topic in this comment section. they are all clearly in the wrong website, thanks!!!! :)

  • Hardline

    388.J-Raider Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 11:04 pm
    i swear.. some of you actually think you know more than anybody else about government, politics, and being the PRESIDENT OF THE FREAKING USA??? if you guys know soooooo much more than anyone else, then why arent you in a completely different blog site for politics talk only??

    i have always read from this site for info on my favorite team, but lately you d bags are more interested in talking about the NBA or the elections rather than the waaaaay more important topic.. THE RAIDERS.

    Jerry, or Cork, if your reading this please ban EVERYONE who is waaaay off topic in this comment section. they are all clearly in the wrong website, thanks!!!!
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    J-Raider,

    Sometimes we do get off-topic. But with articles that seems sparse – a single article having over 1400 comments – sometimes we get bored. Afterall, you can’t talk Raider football 24/7/365.

    That’s the beauty of this blog.

  • Hardline

    And actually J, I never have seen a poster who thinks he/she knows “more than anybody else about government, politics, and being the PRESIDENT OF THE FREAKING USA.”

    Then again politicians aren’t the smartest guys around so it possible some of us do know more than them.

  • RaiderSam

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    Here is what that Wonderlic question would look like:

    You just signed a 10 million dollar contract what is the first thing you do:

    A. Buy your posse gold necklaces
    B. Impregnate 4 women that will eventually sue you for all you are worth
    C. Buy 3 Mercedes worth 500K each
    D. Buy millions of dollars worth of jewelry
    E. Make some bad real estate investments
    F All of the above

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

    A. Listen to blogs that say i’m overrated or my team front office doesnt no crap.
    B. Laugh at rival fans go back and forth like they actually play the game.
    C. Really laugh at arm chair GM’s that rate players like they are actually scouts.
    D. Get really annoyed at people who overvalue this b.s. wonderlic test that doesnt test heart, instinct or big play timing.
    E. listen to 20 or 30 people who swear their my friends and I owe them something.

  • RaiderSam

    RaiderSam Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 11:34 pm
    Silverandblack666 Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    Here is what that Wonderlic question would look like:

    You just signed a 10 million dollar contract what is the first thing you do:

    A. Buy your posse gold necklaces
    B. Impregnate 4 women that will eventually sue you for all you are worth
    C. Buy 3 Mercedes worth 500K each
    D. Buy millions of dollars worth of jewelry
    E. Make some bad real estate investments
    F All of the above
    ===========================
    A. Listen to blogs that say i’m overrated or my team front office doesnt know crap.
    F. Listen to these wanna be’s who couldnt get to first base with women, and actually have some, none of whom would sue, because i’m not like every other man-child playing football.
    G. All of the above

  • papertiger418

    I don’t mind if you guys go on a tirade like this on an essentially dead thread–like the one we had over the weekend. Still, we get two posts today and suddenly I’m reading a Hardball transcript.

    If you’re going to talk off-topic, at least choose entertaining subject matter. No political diatribes, please.

  • RaiderSam

    Hot Shot Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    KoolKell Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    0bama walked into that G.I Gym in Afghanistan, pulled off his coat at hit the 3. lmao.
    He hit that Al Green tune, right on the money.
    Then he hit Bin-Laden.

    Dude’s a star.
    ==========================================================yeah what about the trillions of dollars he added to our national Debt that we have to pay for hes garbage.He has not done a damn thing.

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

    Hilarious that people still buy that “he got Bin Laden” line. They pulled that idiocy the same time the Birth Certificate fraud came out…then that corny ass picture of them “watching” the action when the Seal Team was operating without cameras…..some fake – ass wanna be Tom Clancy, NATO IMF/Debt pushing geo-cons…..

    Benazir Bhutto said Bin Laden was dead in 2007, then she got offed later in a car bombing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTEEXG3ge8

  • RaiderSam

    Papertiger418 Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 11:41 pm
    I don’t mind if you guys go on a tirade like this on an essentially dead thread–like the one we had over the weekend. Still, we get two posts today and suddenly I’m reading a Hardball transcript.

    If you’re going to talk off-topic, at least choose entertaining subject matter. No political diatribes, please.
    ===============================

    I will put out some football – which rookie or 2nd year player do you think will have the most impact?
    RB Taiwan Jones
    LB Miles Burris
    CB Chemdi Chekwa
    WR Juron Criner
    DT/DE Christo Bilukidi
    S Aaron Henry (UDFA)
    LB Aaron Curry
    LB Nate Stubpar

  • chargerschoke

    Hope Joey finds us another Revis !

  • Dakota

    Zzzz

  • ohioraider

    Hardline Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    202.Twocents Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 6:59 pm
    KoolKell is bragging that higher prices are a sign of recovery. Who in the hell wants higher prices? The sign of a vibrant, succesful economy is lower prices.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    That’s true Twocents, KK is bragging that higher prices are a sign of a strengthing economy on the upswing.

    I don’t believe that at all
    ———————————————
    Sons, you need to stick to posting about football. You’re embarrassing yourselves with this nonsense. Lower prices, or deflation, would lead to a massive depression. You need small incremental increases in prices to support things like, oh, raises. Increased worker productivity–which is key in capitalism–invariably leads to increases in wages and, hence, prices.

    Go and vote for Ron Paul or whomever but give it up.

  • ohioraider

    You should give it up too, Raider Sam. You’ve been mesmerized by talk radio. Read a book. Get some help.

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