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Tweets: McClain leaving Oakland

Someone named Jim Morris apparently spoke with Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain on Wednesday and was told by McClain that he “will weigh options” after leaving Oakland.
As of now, McClain remains on the Raiders 53-man roster and their starting middle linebacker. However, his status is up in the air after he missed practice today for what coach Dennis Allen called “team-related issues.”
A sports anchor in Birmingham Tweeted the following:
“Former Bama LB Rolando McClain no longer with OAK. He writes: I’m gonna weigh my options. Looking forward to playing for an actual ‘team.’ ”
Two sources within the Raiders said McClain has not been waived but that it remains a distinct possibility. The deadline for submitting waivers today already passed.
McClain was Oakland’s first-round pick in 2010, the No. 8 overall selection, out of Alabama. He started from the outset but has failed to live up to the lofty expectations of a player so highly regarded coming out of college, where he was a standout for the Crimson Tide.
Coach Dennis Allen demoted McClain from an every-down player to someone that played only in the base package. Rookie Miles Burris supplanted McClain whenever the Raiders went to their nickel package.
Just recently, McClain supposedly put this on his Facebook page.
“Officially no longer an Oakland Raider!!”
Followed by:
“Well technically I am. But I’m mentally done. Just waiting on my papers”
And: “I’d like to be anywhere besides here.”
McClain is earning $970,000 this season in base salary. He is slated to make $4,005,000 in 2013, $4,805,000 in 2014 and $2,665,000 in 2015.

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  • Raider Riff

    Beach Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:15 pm
    210. I could not have said it better myself. I am glad the rebuilding has begun, though you and I know we will not enjoy next season either.

    ——-

    7 wins and a team with effort and promise is do-able next year.

    It isnt ideal, but it wont be as miserable as this year.

  • YoungAmerican

    Really????

    So we can expect a few more cuts TMW WITH 55, right?

    I mean, how can one of these starting safeties not be cut?

    How can the new QB of the defense not get cut?

    BREISEL should have BEEN cut?

    Knapp still in the building?

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

    Maybe not tomorrow, but there will be many more cuts to come before the beginning of next season. Right now the Raiders are going to take whatever cap hits they can in order to make room for next year.

    Giordano will be gone. Change is coming to the offensive line too, but probably not yet. Not many viable options out on the street at S and OL. There are still some left at LB.

  • The_Judge37

    Its easy to see when a player isnt trying or cant execute basic stuff. But for you to critique a coach from your couch shows what a stupid piece of sh!t you are. You arent qualified to judge coaching so please do yourself a favor and STFU.
    ——–

    So is that why Greg Knapp runs the same 2 running plays, (stretch to the right, stretch to the left) to see if players are executing it right? You’d think he’d be done with the evaluation by now. You’re obviously too stupid to see everything from player to coaching is bad in Oakland

  • Raider Riff

    I hope Briesel is next on the chopping block.

    Seriously, who is the next worst high priced player on this team after Rolando?

    DHB? At least he tries to be great.

    I would have to say Briesel is the next I want to see get canned. That or Barnes.

  • J Hill

    You can’t reward mediocre play!

    —————————————————————————–

    Agreed.

    PHUCC 55!

    BUT …

    That’s some punk shhyydd to try to make an “example” out of someone EVERYONE knew was gone after this year anyway.

    You want to make a “statement” to the TEAM??? Cut Branch or fire Tarver. Fire Knapp or cut Briesel. Those are 2 cuts that would show sone nutzz!

  • http://singleness-of-purpose 909RaiderLifer

    DJ Johnny Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    IF McClain hasn’t really been released yet do they make amends and keep him on the team?

    You can’t at this point can you?

    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““
    “Smell that? That’s napalm son. I love the smell of napalm in the afternoon.”

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    It should be the same standard for the Coaches.
    =========================================

    Go put in the last game. Marcel Reece runs twice for a lst down. On our next play Palmer gets WHACKED in under one second. Our Oline got beaten like a gong. What do you think our coaches are saying? “OK fellas, let’s go out there and get our asses handed to us.”

    They then get the ball, and Green-Ellis goes almost 50 yards to the goal line. The longest run of his career. While So-longo McLame stands there. He should have been waived when he strolled back to the sideline.

  • inonewordraider
  • DJ Johnny

    Wouldn’t doubt if DA is such a wuss he’ll pretend McClain’s tweets didn’t happen.

  • cfrylopez

    Great News! Now Fire Knapp!

  • The Mack

    Lol this team is a joke, just god awful all the way around, other teams fans bash them and i dont even defend them anymore. They are the worst team in the league in my mind and it wouldn’t shock me if they were to pick 1st overall next year. They get rid of people but never replace them with any 1 better from the coaching staff on down… Oakland raiders my @$$, more like the Oakland clowns if you ask me.

  • Dan78

    Cant wait For Reggie’s presser. hopefully Cork asks some though questions.

  • CJ Legend 34

    For all you Roland McClain lovers. Here is what 40 million dollars gets you!

    One freakn play in three years. Enjoy and don’t get to excited, by those exciting “Pre-Season” highlights!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MewUbQWSXo&feature=related

  • mcfadden20.

    What’s up with guys always going on and predicting (which ever player we cut) will have hall of fame career some where else and wins SB’s ? who the f8k cares ? tthey weren’t doing sh1t for this organization, they can’t freaking keep and decide to change to 3-4 just because of Mcclain

  • The_Judge37

    YoungAmerican Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:17 pm
    It should be the same standard for the Coaches.

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

    It is. But coaches are brought in to help build a long-term vision. Allen won’t get canned until it’s clear that he’s not delivering on that vision. Without a real crack at the draft and free agency, there’s very little you can tell about what a coach can do.
    ——-

    Progress shouldn’t be put on hold for next year. These coaches don’t have the current talent, no matter how limited it may be, ready to play. The game planning is crap and the adjustments are either non existant or too late.

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    ATTENTION ALL RAIDER EMPLOYEES

    Get off this BLOG and get back to work selling your 2 for 1 tickets…..your presence here is laughable to those who know better!

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    CJ Legend 34 Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    LMBO!!! To all the fans trying to defend McClain right now. I’m sorry but I just can’t do it. Bad @$$ game! Bad @$$ attitude. Never talked to the media. bad ciitizen! Weak LB.

    Someone tell me one thing you liked about this guy?
    =======================================

    I can tell you one thing that I love about this player: that he’s gone.

  • Dan78

    DJ Johnny Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:21 pm
    Wouldn’t doubt if DA is such a wuss he’ll pretend McClain’s tweets didn’t happen.
    ———
    Rolo might come back strapped..

  • Raider Riff

    The_Judge37 Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    Its easy to see when a player isnt trying or cant execute basic stuff. But for you to critique a coach from your couch shows what a stupid piece of sh!t you are. You arent qualified to judge coaching so please do yourself a favor and STFU.
    ——–

    So is that why Greg Knapp runs the same 2 running plays, (stretch to the right, stretch to the left) to see if players are executing it right? You’d think he’d be done with the evaluation by now. You’re obviously too stupid to see everything from player to coaching is bad in Oakland

    ———

    The coaching isnt bad. Its ENTIRELY the players.

    We’d have a lot more wins if Streater doesnt fumble, DHB doesnt drop balls, Meyers doesnt drop balls and could block, if Briesel wasnt a bum, if Barnes didnt suck big diks, if DMo ran the right routes, if Rolando actually tried, and if our LB core as a whole could actually fill their gaps.

    Way too many stupid mistakes by the players to even remotely blame the coaching staff. Our kick returned tripped on a blade of grass for sake and missed a chance at a kick off return for a TD. WE’VE DROPPED 13 TD’S IN THE ENDZONE/REDZONE this year!!!!!!!!!

  • J Hill

    The guys defending Rolando McClain

    ——————————————————————————

    Let’s be clear that I am NOT defending 55.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    backstageatapuppetshow Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    ATTENTION ALL RAIDER EMPLOYEES

    Get off this BLOG and get back to work selling your 2 for 1 tickets…..your presence here is laughable to those who know better!
    ====================================

    And here comes the Bronco fan troll.

  • mcfadden20.

    And it’s better to cut these players now and send message to other guys, cuz if they win some games to end the season guys will go into offseason with good vibes, Remember 10 season, when Raiders won some games with Cable in the end and that def carried 0ver to 11, Raiders went 1-4 in last 5 games last year, and i can tell you guys it definitely carried over to this season

  • Raider Riff

    The_Judge37 Says:

    The game planning is crap and the adjustments are either non existant or too late.

    ———-

    Again, youre not qualified to judge game planning or halftime adjustments. So shut up.

    Real life isnt the same as Madden on the XBox.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Someone tell me one thing you liked about this guy?
    —–
    He was a snazzy dresser.

  • The_Judge37

    Go put in the last game. Marcel Reece runs twice for a lst down. On our next play Palmer gets WHACKED in under one second. Our Oline got beaten like a gong. What do you think our coaches are saying? “OK fellas, let’s go out there and get our asses handed to us.”
    —–

    Same players from last year playing who held up in pass protection. It’s up to the coaches to protect their limited talent with misdirection, power runs and screens. Then when they do have to drop back in pure pass protection, they have the defense a little off guard. Say what you want about Hue, but he did this

  • J Hill

    You could say that about nearly every position group as well.

    ———————————————————————

    Bingo!

    Time to see ALL the youngsters play then.

  • DJ Johnny

    YoungAmerican Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:17 pm
    It should be the same standard for the Coaches.

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

    It is. But coaches are brought in to help build a long-term vision. Allen won’t get canned until it’s clear that he’s not delivering on that vision. Without a real crack at the draft and free agency, there’s very little you can tell about what a coach can do.

    Hue didn’t get that chance. At least he never brought us 4 straight beatdowns.

  • Raidernationdave

    Well finally some good news on the Raider front! Hasta Slow! My mother’s faster and she’s been dead four years!

  • boss01

    Wonder what Reggie will say about McJogger on friday.

  • mcfadden20.

    I hope McClain really got cut and it wasn’t some haux , now we won’t have to worry about 1 over paid guy, just a few more to go

    1. Kelly
    2. Seymour
    3. Briesel
    4. Mcfadden (traded)

  • elraidmanhattan

    Guys I have taken too long of a break, need to speak out. Blog on game day but after this Mcclain debacle need to speak. Loved the pick 3 years ago, but he never fit, and with a team with numerous defensive issues he stood out more. But the fact is he never wa nted to be here, so good ridance. Actually I suported him all this time, but he is a thug,period the end

  • YoungAmerican

    Progress shouldn’t be put on hold for next year. These coaches don’t have the current talent, no matter how limited it may be, ready to play. The game planning is crap and the adjustments are either non existant or too late.

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

    Well progress was put on hold because the previous regime(s) saw it fit to get the organization $30 million over the cap because of mediocre talent, and trade away any draft pick that might have nabbed them an actual impact player.

    Look at this roster… who are the indispensable players who would be stars on any other team in the league?

    Is the coaching staff doing the best possible job they can with the current players on the roster? I don’t think so, no. Does that mean they don’t deserve the change to bring in and develop players who actually fit their mold? Of course not. That’s why Allen and McKenzie will be back. Anybody who knows thing 1 about rebuilding a team will tell you that firing Dennis Allen at this point would be absurd.

    Will some assistant coaches not make it? Almost certainly. But this regime is going to get the opportunity to build based on their long-term vision because that’s how successful teams are built.

  • The_Judge37

    The coaching isnt bad. Its ENTIRELY the players.
    —–

    You must have down syndrome. Take a look at Greg Knapps resume and tell me when his coaching has ever been good.

  • Dan78

    We need bore hunters not bull fighters..

  • Raider Riff

    The_Judge37 Says:

    Same players from last year playing who held up in pass protection.

    ———-

    Say what clown?

    Did we ever hold up well in pass protection last year? Not by my standards.

    And its not even close to the same line. Veldheer and Barnes are the only two people that are the same or are in their same position. Coop got too old, Wiz cant play center, and Briesel sucks big time.

    Just shut up. You are too stupid to own a keyboard.

  • mcfadden20.

    elraidmanhattan Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Guys I have taken too long of a break, need to speak out. Blog on game day but after this Mcclain debacle need to speak. Loved the pick 3 years ago, but he never fit, and with a team with numerous defensive issues he stood out more. But the fact is he never wa nted to be here, so good ridance. Actually I suported him all this time, but he is a thug,period the end

    That’s also true, some players never want to play for some teams , Maybe he grew up hating Raiders? I don’t know

  • boss01

    Whoever compared McClain to Charles Woodson here, you win the prize for dumbest drooling tard on this blog you know who you are.

  • YoungAmerican

    Hue didn’t get that chance. At least he never brought us 4 straight beatdowns.

    ===========

    No he didn’t. If Al was alive he would have. Al’s not alive, which means it’s time for the Raiders to implement real organizational structure. That means a GM who runs football operations. And in any real organization, the GM gets to bring in a guy who shares his vision. Anything less than that is a waste of time.

  • DJ Johnny

    Now is not the time to debate Hue.

    My apologies. I’m getting sick of it as well.

  • CJ Legend 34

    I’m not to excited about Knapp’s sorry @44 either. But someone answer one question for me. I’m still trying to figure it out? How can he coach the Texans as a QB coach, which also runs a zone blocking system and it is highly effective for them? Is it just it takes time and the right players or what?

    I must say I thought DMAC was much, much better in a power attack.

  • Raider Riff

    The_Judge37 Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    The coaching isnt bad. Its ENTIRELY the players.
    —–

    You must have down syndrome. Take a look at Greg Knapps resume and tell me when his coaching has ever been good.

    ——-

    Lets see your resume first. I’d like to know what your football IQ honestly is. Where did you play and where have you coached?

    You wont answer because you know that you arent qualified to be judging a spelling bee let alone NFL coaches.

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    Raider Riff Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    The_Judge37 Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    Its easy to see when a player isnt trying or cant execute basic stuff. But for you to critique a coach from your couch shows what a stupid piece of sh!t you are. You arent qualified to judge coaching so please do yourself a favor and STFU.
    ——–

    So is that why Greg Knapp runs the same 2 running plays, (stretch to the right, stretch to the left) to see if players are executing it right? You’d think he’d be done with the evaluation by now. You’re obviously too stupid to see everything from player to coaching is bad in Oakland

    ———

    The coaching isnt bad. Its ENTIRELY the players.

    We’d have a lot more wins if Streater doesnt fumble, DHB doesnt drop balls, Meyers doesnt drop balls and could block, if Briesel wasnt a bum, if Barnes didnt suck big diks, if DMo ran the right routes, if Rolando actually tried, and if our LB core as a whole could actually fill their gaps.

    Way too many stupid mistakes by the players to even remotely blame the coaching staff. Our kick returned tripped on a blade of grass for sake and missed a chance at a kick off return for a TD. WE’VE DROPPED 13 TD’S IN THE ENDZONE/REDZONE this year!!!!!!!!!

    _______________________________________________________

    You have to be kidding?

    We have statistically one of the worst defenses in the history of our franchise….

    With a man labeled a “Defensive Minded Head Coach”

    Sell crazy someplace else…..

    Later peeps….

    And for those out there who have the ability to think for themselves:

    “Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see”

  • mcfadden20.

    Who cares man get over hue love, We have to work on D

  • boss01

    The only thing I will miss about McJogger, is Romo constantly bashing him after games, calling him puppy hunter and flat out yelling out he stinks.

  • CJ Legend 34

    287.boss01 Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    Whoever compared McClain to Charles Woodson here, you win the prize for dumbest drooling tard on this blog you know who you are.

    ———–

    d@mn!

  • J Hill

    They get rid of people but never replace them with any 1 better from the coaching staff on down

    ——————————————————————————-

    Damn, man. That’s ALWAYS been my point.

    You don’t like 55? Fine. But can we get someone in there that’s BETTER? Wheeler gets mocked left and right, but our defense has been terrible since he took over the QBing. We need an upgrade over him TOO, but his hair looks good flying around, lol.

    WTF is going on with my team???????????

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Backstageatapuppetshow Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    ATTENTION ALL RAIDER EMPLOYEES

    Get off this BLOG and get back to work selling your 2 for 1 tickets…..your presence here is laughable to those who know better!
    ————————–
    I often think the same thing.

  • The_Judge37

    And its not even close to the same line. Veldheer and Barnes are the only two people that are the same or are in their same position.
    ——-

    Veldheer, Carlisle, Wiz, Barnes. In case you can’t count, That’s 4 out of 5

    Wiz was the center for several games.

  • DJ Johnny

    YoungAmerican Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    Hue didn’t get that chance. At least he never brought us 4 straight beatdowns.

    ===========

    No he didn’t. If Al was alive he would have. Al’s not alive, which means it’s time for the Raiders to implement real organizational structure. That means a GM who runs football operations. And in any real organization, the GM gets to bring in a guy who shares his vision. Anything less than that is a waste of time.

    That’s true.

    I’m real disappointed in what we’ve seen so far though.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Moreover Allen is going nowhere, and watch how plenty of more guys out the door, Allen doesn’t show emotion, but he is setting a precedent here….my rules or your out..obviously kelly is gone followed by a host of others which you obvious choices.