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McClain suspended by 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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  • Reggiehater

    COOKARACTHA COOKARATCHA ya ta ta ta ta ta.

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

    Gotta give a pass to some of the rookies too. Burris has looked good at times.

    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    Burris shows up every week ready to play…

  • Dan78

    I think someone’s trailer is burning…

  • Reggiehater

    Immigration would give me a fkn metal if I backed a truck up and packed half this blog into it.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    burriss makes ten tackles a game….ten yards downfield.

  • jackasspuria

    Reggiehater

    And apparently you would also be supreme champion in a spelling bee…. medal… not metal…

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Waddup Nation

    McFadden finally back and Criner coming on strong, so at least we got a few things to watch this weekend.

  • Just Fire Baby

    i think mcclain pushed DA, DA mustve tried to play tough guy….”his actions..”

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

    I think you got it backwards, McClain got to play tough guy, and now has the whole world laughing at him.

    And he is less a lot of change as well.

  • Dan78

    I think he means metal toilet seat in his trailer..

  • jackasspuria

    SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Remember watching Criner during his days at Arizona and like what I see so far from him in the pros.

    His body control was amazing to watch in college and we’re seeing glimpses of it in the NFL.

  • Reggiehater

    606.jackasspuria Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    Reggiehater

    And apparently you would also be supreme champion in a spelling bee…. medal… not metal…

    What a funny guy.hrrrrrrrrr hrrrrrrr. your mother is a supreme champion at sucking cok smart guy.

  • Stringer Bell

    Slo running to facebook and blabbing on about it tells you all you need to know about his maturity level. Good thing an adult told him to take it down. What a moron.

  • jackasspuria

    Reggiehater

    And I’m damn proud of my mom for it! We all have to be good at something.

  • Reggiehater

    609.Dan78 Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    I think he means metal toilet seat in his trailer..

    If you seen my house you would go shoot yourself fajjit!

  • jackasspuria

    Reggiehater

    And besides, the world has forgiven your mom for her decision not to terminate the embryo that eventually became you.

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Jackasspuria Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Remember watching Criner during his days at Arizona and like what I see so far from him in the pros.

    His body control was amazing to watch in college and we’re seeing glimpses of it in the NFL.

    ———————————–

    Yea, it’s good to see him doing good things out there. Not a lot of receivers in the league could’ve made that play on that fade… thing of beauty…

  • Dan78

    Reggiehater Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    609.Dan78 Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    I think he means metal toilet seat in his trailer..

    If you seen my house you would go shoot yourself fajjit!

    Im sure your cardboard house outside the Blue Oyster cafe is fabulous

  • Reggiehater

    A couple more fellers to add to the list of “we are going to the playoffs this year”.

  • Dakota
  • The_Judge37

    Allen: “You’re a POS Linebacker”

    McClain: “You’re a POS coach”

    Allen: “Touche”

  • jackasspuria

    The_Judge37

    Ha!

    I heard DA stood in behind and between Knapp and Tarver and told Rolando “Come get me”.

    Rolondo charged, shot the wrong gap and whiffed on DA.

  • Priesttj12

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur

    Tommy Kelly talked to McClain, told him “don’t put yourself in a position to be made scapegoat for team’s bad season;” hopes he comes back
    ——
    This staff has a way of misusing players and then blaming players. Ro is just a convenient excuse for the coaches to make an example of someone.

    Romo every week singles out Rolando and makes him the sole reason this defense stinks. Yet he has never said one negative word about Burris’ constant whiffs. I have had enough of Romo and castration of Rolando. Sure everyone including myself have noticed Ro’s issues and he needed his share of blame but to single him out everytime never mention others is way over the top IMO.

    I think Rolando has never bought into what these coaches have been selling but he is definitely not by himself. You don’t lose the way this team loses and just blame one player every week. It seemed very contrived IMO. Like Romo was helping the coaching staff set Ro up to get rid of him. I think Ro just had enough and told the HC to take a hike.

    I think he wants out of here bad and maybe so do others. As I said before players aren’t stupid they see clearly what’s going on. This staff has doghoused several players with hidden agendas. Rolando is one of many.

  • DJ Johnny

    Why is there NOTHING ANYWHERE about this so called Reggie press conference?

  • jackasspuria

    Priesttj12

    I bet if Burris was a high-round draft pick, he would have Romo all over him.

    Romo is picking on Rolando McClain because of his No. 8 overall draft status.

    Man, now that would be a sight to behold. Imagine if Romo was still a linebacker today and McClain was his teammate!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Like Romo was helping the coaching staff set Ro up to get rid of him.

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

    Romo said the same exact things last year about him, and the coach got fired and Rolando stayed.

    Nice try.

  • DJ Johnny

    622,

    Priest, keep in mind Romo is hammering on Rolando cuz he is playing Romo’s old position. Romo takes alot of pride in being a pretty decent linebacker in his day and knows the position fairly well.

    He’s probably focusing on Rolando more becuz of that. Romo understands having played the position how vital it is to the overall success of the unit.

  • Dakota

    I can’t wait to watch McFadden play for the Packers next year.

  • jackasspuria

    Priesttj12

    McClain hasn’t been the only whipping boy for Romo.

    Three weeks ago, he said:

    “Richard Seymour hasn’t been a leader in his entire life or football career.”

  • No Mas Diamante

    Watch the team before a game when they’re rallying together on the sideline. McLain was never in that group. He was always off to the side alone. He could care less about football and it shows. Coaches finally had enough.

  • LA to TheBay

    I like BHP. I think you’re a passionate guy and provide good insight on occasion, but whiff on occasion (and I’m no different).

    I think 622 is a massive whiff.

    Romanowski’s not getting anyone fired.

    I’m sure Cable, Hue, and DA have all hated Rolando for the same reasons:

    Slow
    Lazy
    No heart
    Immature

    It’s easy to single him out because he is most often the guy with the most aggregious errors, at least in the front 7.

    And Kelly backs up like everybody. I think Kelly was the last guy in Jamarcus’s corner too, right?

    Forget what Tommy says.

    The best players play hard even on bad teams. Rolando jogged around for two straight 8-8 teams and was one of the biggest offenders on our massive defensive meltdowns last year (Buffalo, SD, Detroit, SD come immediately to mind).

    Ro’s gone and should be.

    This is a good thing. Best thing Reg/DA have done to date.

  • Priesttj12

    That is no reason to single out one player I don’ care if he was drafted #1 overall. He was way too excessive in his attacks where the host felt bad for Rolando.

    Ro would kick Romo’s ass everday and twice on Sunday. Romo aint stupid he knows who to fight.

  • Kiwi_Blade

    DJ Johnny Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Why is there NOTHING ANYWHERE about this so called Reggie press conference?
    —————————
    I think Cork said the presser was for hacks only – behind closed doors.

  • Dakota

    Romo should have hooked McClain up with some juice, like he did for those Broncos teams…..then maybe McClain would have made a play or two during his time here.

    WTF Romo? If you aint cheating you aint tryin!

    Slowlando is your fault Romo!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur

    Reggie McKenzie said Ro McClain’s “actions” were not first-time deal; there’s “possibility” he’s done w/ #Raiders — “not been apologetic”

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur

    Reggie McKenzie “still pleased with Dennis” Allen; #Raiders GM is disappointed with 3-8 record — “it’s on players to do your job”

  • Dan78

    Kiwi_Blade Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Why is there NOTHING ANYWHERE about this so called Reggie press conference?
    —————————
    I think Cork said the presser was for hacks only – behind closed doors.
    ———-
    Will all his comments be off the record…

  • Priesttj12

    OK, you’lll see what I mean soon enough I’m hearing some disturbing things going on at Harbor Bay Parkway. AS bad as Ro was he had a ton of help being that bad.

    I never went as far this on him because the wya he is percieved but that kid was just a scapegoat for bad coaching not that he is without fault but he’s not the ONLY one to blame. I watched the film we were getting killed and it wasn’t just him………period

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Mcfragile needs to get back on the juice.

  • LA to TheBay

    Ro would kick Romo’s ass everday and twice on Sunday. Romo aint stupid he knows who to fight.

    ——–

    Would have been nice to see some of that passion ON the field.

    Rolando sucks. His college tape sucked too.

    He sucked here. Everybody kept waiting for him to have it click.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Paul Gutierrez‏@PGutierrezCSN

    “I think I’m going to make that call, not him.”- #Raiders GM #ReggieMcKenzie, on #RolandoMcClain’s FB comments that he’s no longer a Raider

    Paul Gutierrez‏@PGutierrezCSN

    “It’s…a possibility. What’s going to happen afterward? How he going to handle it?” McKenzie on if McClain has played last game as Raider

    Paul Gutierrez‏@PGutierrezCSN

    “It’s going to be on him. I don’t feel the need to approach him.” – #Raiders GM #ReggieMcKenzie, on #RolandoMcClain getting back in graces

  • Just Fire Baby

    “not been apologetic”

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

    Deuces Slo

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    stay on topic ppl

  • Reggiehater

    631.Priesttj12 Says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    That is no reason to single out one player I don’ care if he was drafted #1 overall. He was way too excessive in his attacks where the host felt bad for Rolando.

    Ro would kick Romo’s ass everday and twice on Sunday. Romo aint stupid he knows who to fight.

    Please,Romo would snatch his helmet off and break his fkn cheekbone,just like the last big mouth.

  • 303Raider

    Another failed, 1st RD draft pick by Al Davis….

    In the last 12 years, has AL drafted anyone that has panned out?

    I mean,NO WONDER our roster sux, and a lot of you idiots want to blame DA & Reggie??

    Jabustus
    McClain
    mcfadden
    Fabian Washington
    Gallery

    so on and so on..

    Morons…..

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur

    McKenzie would’t go into who’s safe and who’s not until after season-long evaluation is over, but made clear he has input on coaching staff

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur

    As far as run problems go, McKenzie said, “You gotta knock people off the ball, I don’t care what scheme it is.”

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur

    McKenzie: “My bad’s get old after a while.”

    ——————-

    Context ( when players look at eachother like wtf) or saying My bad .. Thats my bad

  • Kiwi_Blade

    Why is there NOTHING ANYWHERE about this so called Reggie press conference?
    —————————
    I think Cork said the presser was for hacks only – behind closed doors.
    ———-
    Will all his comments be off the record…

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

    Cork promised us a full write up – he is probably writing it up now…

  • fingers

    Of Course Rolondo had help being bad…. We problably won’t reconize the roster next summer…

  • Raiderbuck

    Why have a freakin PC and not have it broadcasted?

  • johnnyswing

    Everyone needs to chill the f out. Keep Palmer for next year, trade the pick and load up on D in the draft(I prefer they go 3-4), and get 1 playmaker on Offense in FA over each of the next 2 seasons. They need to continue to draft for O & D line in 2013 & 2014, and they need to monitor the progress of Johnny Manziel or whoever they’re going to take at QB in 2 years. Manziel, if he pans out, looks like the next Steve Young, only right handed.