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McClain suspended by Raiders

By Steve Corkran
Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 8:38 am in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders on Friday suspended middle linebacker Rolando McClain two games for conduct detrimental to the team.
McClain is eligible to return to the team Dec. 10. He was excused from practice Wednesday after a talk with coach Dennis Allen. On Thursday, the Raiders asked McClain not to show up for practice, and he complied.
McClain will not be paid for the two games he is suspended. That amounts to a little more than $100,000.
This means that Omar Gaither will start at middle linebacker Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, a little more than two weeks after being signed by the Raiders.
Gaither has experience as a starter at all three linebacker spots, so he should be able to step in and hold his own. He also is versatile enough to play on passing situations, something McClain wasn’t permitted to do the past seven games.

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  • MiamiRaider78

    What was Mckenzie supposed to say before the season?

    Guys, this team has no leaders and no depth on the roster to smell the playoffs.

    lol

    Last year is last year. Revisiting it only makes us frustrated in thinking what could have been….It’s over with.

    Time to move on and hope Reggie and co make the right moves to make this team competitive.

    Reggie isn’t going anywhere.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    I see Steve is taking his sweet time.

  • Reggiehater

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says: Raiders 41 Saints 35
    AAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAA.He also predicted playoffs like his hero Reggie.Dumber than a sack of hammers.

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

    F-it..Time for an ice COLD beer or eight…..

    Take care, all……

  • Reggiehater

    801.MiamiRaider78 Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    What was Mckenzie supposed to say before the season?

    Guys, this team has no leaders and no depth on the roster to smell the playoffs.

    lol

    Last year is last year. Revisiting it only makes us frustrated in thinking what could have been….It’s over with.

    Time to move on and hope Reggie and co make the right moves to make this team competitive.

    Reggie isn’t going anywhere.

    He is going to fired smart guy.You can go with him please.THANKS snapperhead

  • The_Judge37

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    I see Steve is taking his sweet time.
    —-

    What’s new, this is the reason they gave Jerry the print job and demoted Cork to the blog

  • fingers

    You guys that posted links to the questions to Reggie… Thanks…

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Corky can’t hold Jerry’s jock.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    This is my football team.

  • John David Booty

    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    What was Mckenzie supposed to say before the season?

    Guys, this team has no leaders and no depth on the roster to smell the playoffs.

    lol

    Last year is last year. Revisiting it only makes us frustrated in thinking what could have been….It’s over with.

    Time to move on and hope Reggie and co make the right moves to make this team competitive.

    Reggie isn’t going anywhere.
    ———————————————–

    He might not be going anywhere, but he damn sure hasnt given anyone anything to be hopeful about.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Oakfoshow,

    I see your meds have been working ever since you changed your handle. Good job man!

  • Marks hair

    Reggie should have put his foot down and not allowed nap 2 go with a strict ZBS to start the season…

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Now you know some players get used to what they do, yeah. But that’s what this whole my quest to change the culture of this thing … that part of it you can’t just change overnight because you can’t just change a guy. Some guys you just can’t change.
    —–
    Tommy Kelly, you listening?

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

    One more. Then beer time!
    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““` Levi Damien @LeviDamien 48m
    Mike Mitchell spoke glowingly about #Raiders new MLB Omar Gaither “He communicates great, he’s lively at practice… a breath of fresh air.”
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  • Reggiehater

    813.Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    Now you know some players get used to what they do, yeah. But that’s what this whole my quest to change the culture of this thing … that part of it you can’t just change overnight because you can’t just change a guy. Some guys you just can’t change.
    —–
    Tommy Kelly, you listening?

    Albert,playoffs next year? AAAA HAAAAA.cant change some guys.dumb is just dumb.

  • The_Judge37

    It’s easy for Reggie to criticize all of Al Davis’s moves as the main problem. What will determine if he’s a good GM will be if he’s able to recognize and correct his own mistakes.

  • Reggiehater

    812.Marks hair Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    Reggie should have put his foot down and not allowed nap 2 go with a strict ZBS to start the season…

    That was the 2nd biggest mistake of his short career in Oakland.First was fireing Hue.

  • OneRaiderNation

    “Last year is last year. Revisiting it only makes us frustrated in thinking what could have been….It’s over with.”

    10 games in with Reggie and DA in charge, we see an offense which has taken a decidedly HUGE step backwards and a defense that has actually gotten worse, which I thought not possible.

    That’s not “revisiting” sh@t. That’s stating facts.

  • John David Booty

    Reggies talking like the players hes brought in have been so outstanding. Please. Claims hes gonna upgrade a lot of positions next season. Isnt that what you claimed you were doing this season with signing Brisiel, Wheeler, Spencer? Doesnt sound like an upgrade to me. Im not at all convinced that Reggie even has the eye to upgrade this roster, even with a healthy cap situation. Reggie, my guy, you get a D- so far this season, easy, and thats being generous. Al D did better than you last season and he was DEAD for half of it. I see no promise in what Reggies selling. But Id be happy if I was wrong.

  • MiamiRaider78

    THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT THE PAST!

    Keep talking about it though, it’s fun to keep reading the same shet over and over again. Is that all you got, Oak? lol

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    qodrn1 Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I love the Raider Nation. The 49er fans just whine when the team looses. Raider Nation folks rebuild the team and make sure the Raiders know what to fix just in case they missed it.

    =====

    Yep. I love my RN brothers and sisters to death. By far the most erudite X&O fanbase in the NFL. Keep up the good work RN. Why i read every single comment of every article. Wealth of wisdom, good debate, devils advocates, scouting knowledge, and the best sense of humor.

  • The_Judge37

    John David Booty Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    Reggies talking like the players hes brought in have been so outstanding.
    ——-

    Reggie’s got his handy Salary Cap pass for that

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Btw…

    If Pryor plays 3 or more qtrs
    Raiders 27
    Browns 24

    If Leinart/Palmer play most of the game
    Browns 34
    Raiders 13

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Oakofshow, here’s the link to Reggie’s interview

    http://blog.sfgate.com/raiders/

    Ahh, who I am kidding? I know you can’t read that many words at one time.

  • Reggiehater

    824.Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    Oakofshow, here’s the link to Reggie’s interview

    http://blog.sfgate.com/raiders/

    Ahh, who I am kidding? I know you can’t read that many words at one time.

    After predicting playoffs and making a complete jerk of yourself you should just probably shut your hole son.Playoffs.giggle. slapping my hand on the desk right now.funny stuff.typical Canadian.

  • raiderzmaverick

    The problem is that Reggie really didn’t bring in players that have played well. Wheeler is probably the only exeption. Burris good for a 4th round pick. All else total crap, including his hand-picked ZBS O-Lineman.
    I don’t see progress in ANY area.

  • Reggiehater

    820.MiamiRaider78 Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT THE PAST!

    Keep talking about it though, it’s fun to keep reading the same shet over and over again. Is that all you got, Oak? lol

    Nope.Try this one.Get back on that raft you made out of dead cubans and hall a$$ little feller.

  • The Mack

    Post 819 John David Booty… lmfao hahahahaha, @ Al D did a better job managing the team and he was “dead” for half the season. Lol Roast of the year right there, hil-fn-arious… lmao

  • Reggiehater

    How do you guys feel about your Reggie the savior now?At least Al would have done it in public and not tried to bullsht anybody.

  • Reggiehater

    Silence.I think Albert just jumped 90ft to his death just like fellow Canadian Owen Hart. DAAAAAAAAAD

  • MiamiRaider78

    Oak,

    Still waiting for the visit. What were you going to do again? lol Soon you’ll be banned yet again because you’ll skip out on your meds. Good luck lil feller.

    RedneckFoSho! lol

  • rodn5yn

    I don’t see any contradictions from what Reggie said earlier this year and now.

    He thought he had a playoff team.

    His goal is to upgrade the team. With depth, players would compete.

    Theirs nothing unusual about players, even on playoff caliber teams to have someone nipping at their heels.

    where’s the contradiction?

  • Raiderjambo

    On a much happier note, I also would like to wish “BO KNOWS JACKSON” a 50th Happy Birthday! A GREAT RAIDER whose career was cut short by injury. Had the privelige of seeing him playing in the S&B. Wow!

  • RaiderSam

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 9:16 am
    FIRE REGGIE TODAY!

    =======

    And hire who, genius?

    Happy Birthday to Bo Jackson, A REAL RAIDER.

  • RaiderSam

    Reggiehater Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    771.J-Raider Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    N

    I

    G

    G

    E

    R

    rut ro.Now you did it.DAAAAAAAAAAD DAAAAAAAAAAD

    ===========

    Cork, you seeing this?

    This is AFTER you were telling people Clean Up Your Act.

    Memo to blog posters: clean up your act

    “By Steve Corkran
    Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:56 pm in Oakland Raiders
    50 Comments »
    I just banned a user that has made a habit of crossing the line on a continual basis. This wasn’t a one-time thing. I banned a couple other users in recent weeks for doing likewise.
    Your participation and patronage are much appreciated. This is a wonderful forum for everyone to comment, vent, pass along insight, etc. However, there’s no room for profane language, insults and other stuff that clearly crosses the line of decency and respect.
    So, please, do your part to keep this blog alive and make it enjoyable for everyone.
    If you feel as if someone is in violation of the aforementioned guidelines, please, contact me at any time, and I will address the matter.”

    Contact me at: scorkran@bayareanewsgroup.com

  • RaiderSam

    Reggiehater Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 4:11 pm
    How do you guys feel about your Reggie the savior now?At least Al would have done it in public and not tried to bullsht anybody

    ========

    Look, support the team or get the hell out.

    Where do these people come from?

    Al is gone

    get on board, or get out of the way.

    Trollgasms arent doing anything….

  • shutdown

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 8:48 am
    McClain is immature. Obviously.

    But he was used wrong here his whole time.

    He will be a good ILB somewhere.
    __________________________________________________

    If you’re going to try to make a joke, you have to have a grain of truth in the damn thing. Lame try.

  • qodrn1

    Raider Prediction Board

    Dedicated to Al Davis, Raider duct tape (boy does it hold) and the Coliseum rodents

    Week 1: Alex7: Chargers 27 Raiders 20 (22/14)
    Week 2: R8eray: Dolphins 20 Raiders 13 (35/13)
    Week 3: Plunketthead Raiders 30 Steelers 27 (34/31) R
    Week 4: Amysincharge: Denver 48-7 (37-6)
    Week 5: Klas Tjorborn: Falcons 35 Raiders 20 (23/20)
    Week 6: qodrn: Raiders 27 Jags 20 (26/23 OT) R
    Week 7: raidermarty/VaRaiderNation Raiders 27 –
    Chiefs 17 (26/16) R
    Week 8: No Winner.
    Week 9: JONGRUDEN2012: Baltimore 47 Oakland 13
    Week 10: GG: Saints 45 Raiders 17
    Week 11: To be reconstructed when I feel better

    GG Says: If Pryor plays 3 or more qtrs
    Raiders 27 Browns 24
    If Leinart/Palmer play most of the game
    Browns 34 Raiders 13
    qodrn: Raiders 24 Other team 21

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