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Statement from Raiders on Chiefs tragedy

The Oakland Raiders are empathizing with the Chiefs organization. Our hearts are wounded by such an unimaginable tragedy in our NFL family. We will continue to pray for everyone involved.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • bcz24

    Dmac is ready to go, DA just doesn’t want to have to explain why Marcel Reece continues to be the starting back.

  • RaiderSam

    Raiders projected at the 6th pick
    Demontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
    Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
    Star Lotulelei, NT, Utah
    Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
    Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
    Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame

    at 3rd
    Kyle Long, OT, Oregon
    Chase Thomas, DE/OLB, Stanford
    Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego St. (after our luck with McFadden’s …. Pass.)
    Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
    Sean Porter, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
    Kevin Reddick, ILB, N.Carolina
    Bacarri Rambo, S, Alabama
    Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford

    4th (since the 5th is probably going to Seattle)
    Alvin Bailey, OG, Arkansas
    Marc Anthony, CB, Cal
    Zeke Motta, S, Notre Dame
    Everett Dawkins, DT, Florida St.
    Travis Long, OLB, Washington St.
    Kiko Alonzo, ILB, Oregon
    Robert Alford, CB, SE Louisiana St.
    Braxton Cave, C, Notre Dame
    Xavier Nixon, OT, Florida
    Josh Boyd, DT, Miss. St.
    Margus Hunt, DE/DT, SMU

    6-7th
    Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
    Anthony Rashad White, DT, Michigan St.
    Lavar Edwards, DE, LSU
    Damion Stafford, S, Nebraska
    Travis Bond, OG, N.Carolina
    Nick Becton, OT, VaTech
    Jeff Baca, OG, UCLA
    Kenneth Tate, S-OLB, Maryland
    Josh Johnson, CB, Purdue
    Russell Shepherd, WR, LSU
    Montori Hughes, DT, Tennessee-Martin
    Michael Mauti, ILB, Penn St. (watch this one, could be a steal if over injuries)
    Nick Clancy, ILB, Boston College
    Anthony McCloud, DT, Florida St.

    FA
    Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Eagles
    Dashon Goldson, S, Niners (we can wish cant we?)
    Dwayne Bowe, WR, Chiefs
    Alan Branch, DT, Seahawks
    Erin Henderson, ILB, Vikings
    Bernard Scott, RB, Bengals
    Sam Baker, OT, Falcons
    Will Svitek, OT, Falcons
    Evan Dietrich-Smith, OG, Pack (Mckenzie special)
    Conner Barwin, OLB, texans – well, D.A. is fond of Texan players
    Chris Ivory, RB, Saints
    LaRod Stephens-Howling, RB/KR, Cardinals
    Louis Delmas, S, Lions
    Sammie Lee Hill, DT, Lions (i think Reggie Mac may take a look)
    Cliff Avril, DE, Lions (injury issues)

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning Nation!!!
    For all those going to the game…be safe out there! There are cars being towed this morning out of puddles! Freeways are bad! Again….be SAFE out there and I will see you all on Thursday night!!!

  • MiamiRaider78

    Good Morning Nation!

    One thing that won’t change today…

    Is my love for my Raiders!

    Hope we show some heart today.

  • DJ Johnny

    Hey Miami.

    What will you be happy with today?

    Is it enough to just keep it close, or do you need a win?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Chico,

    Ansah is an athletic freak. I want players with potential and production. One OK year (5 sacks) is not enough to consider him in the 1st 2 rounds IMO. I would draft him in the 3rd but not over guys like DE Brandon Jenkins or RB Michael Dyer.

  • DJ Johnny

    Are we to the point where we actually would view “keeping it close” at home to the Browns would be a “moral victory”?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Sabah al khair habibi.

    I want us to lose to get a higher pick.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Bcz has left the bait. Let’s see who takes.

  • morilla

    That child should be raised without any mention of the father and say enough, the mother as well. Imagine knowing your dad killed your mom and then killed himself. That’s a head fauck right there. It should be handled as an adoption case.

    Unimaginable.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    BTW, in case anyone didn’t notice, Mark Davis just usurped McKenzie by going directly to Dennis Allen and chewing him out. This likely means McKenzie will be gone after this year. Great. Mark is like dad after all.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Draft RB Michael Dyer in the 4th!

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    lol. Inside The Raiders Blog/Child Protective Services forum.

  • Chris in NY

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:37 am
    BTW, in case anyone didn’t notice, Mark Davis just usurped McKenzie by going directly to Dennis Allen and chewing him out. This likely means McKenzie will be gone after this year. Great. Mark is like dad after all.

    ————————-

    Hopefully.

  • devilr8er

    Raider O Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:30 am
    Chico,

    Ansah is an athletic freak. I want players with potential and production. One OK year (5 sacks) is not enough to consider him in the 1st 2 rounds IMO. I would draft him in the 3rd but not over guys like DE Brandon Jenkins or RB Michael Dyer.
    ___________________________________________________
    Is this the same Michael Dyer that was dismissed by Auburn and AK State, if so no thanks, I’ll take a flyer on him in the 5-7 rnd, same goes for Matheiu.

  • Chris in NY

    Fantasy football question. I need to pick one of the following for a flex spot:

    - Denarius Moore
    - Brandon Myers
    - Or I could plug in Miles Austin, who is questionable, and if he can’t go I can put Martellus Bennett in.

    I’m leaning toward one of the Raiders, and probably Moore, but I’m wondering if the weather conditions make Myers a better play and if the conditions make both guys unplayable. Any help?

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    I would go with Myers. I expect a pretty conservative offense today.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    JAVON BELCHER grew up in a nice part of Long Island. Sure as heck wasn’t inner city culture that influenced his behavior.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Chris In NY Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:39 am
    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:37 am
    BTW, in case anyone didn’t notice, Mark Davis just usurped McKenzie by going directly to Dennis Allen and chewing him out. This likely means McKenzie will be gone after this year. Great. Mark is like dad after all.

    ————————-

    Hopefully.

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

    Zero evidence that either Reggie and DA are going anywhere. Mark and DA TALKED on a plane ride. That’s it. No doubt they’re angry about a long of the same things, including underperforming players and incompetent assistants. Many changes are coming this season, but all at coordinator and position coach level.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Mark is acting like his dad, usurping a GM he just hired and micromanaging. No wonder we’re losing.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Devilr8er Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:40 am
    Raider O Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:30 am
    Chico,

    Ansah is an athletic freak. I want players with potential and production. One OK year (5 sacks) is not enough to consider him in the 1st 2 rounds IMO. I would draft him in the 3rd but not over guys like DE Brandon Jenkins or RB Michael Dyer.
    ___________________________________________________
    Is this the same Michael Dyer that was dismissed by Auburn and AK State, if so no thanks, I’ll take a flyer on him in the 5-7 rnd, same goes for Matheiu.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Same one.
    I would draft him in the 4th, but I rather draft him in the 3rd over DE Z Ansah.

  • fingers

    Chris … Meyers…

  • RaidingTexas

    Raider O Says:

    Ansah is an athletic freak. I want players with potential and production. One OK year (5 sacks) is not enough to consider him in the 1st 2 rounds IMO. I would draft him in the 3rd but not over guys like DE Brandon Jenkins or RB Michael Dyer.

    —————————————

    Agreed. Need to use lower draft picks on higher risk developmental players.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Duck, when Mark hired McKenzie he said he didn’t want anything to do with football operations, hence hiring McKenzie. Now he’s chewing out coaches? Face it, he’s becoming dad, and it’s only the beginning. No wonder the team’s losing.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    A Browns employee killed himself yesterday at their facility too. What the hell is going on?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/02/browns-employee-commits-suicide-at-team-facility/

  • fingers

    The Playing field is below sea level…so it’s gonna be soggy ….
    The TE and RBs should see lots of action today……Moores been having a hardtime when the field is dry staying on his feet….

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Per PFT, a Browns employee hung himself in the team’s equipment shed yesterday morning. WHAT IS GOING ON???

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    ABP beat me to it, I see…

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Unchecked mental illness. Reality t.v. tells us it’s ok to be crazy. You’re just “being yourself”. No intervention.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Maybe this has something to do with the world ending in 3 weeks.

  • Chris in NY

    One other issue is, according to ESPN, Browns give up 2nd-least points to TEs, and are 28th in giving up points to WRs. How bad are the conditions? I just read that there are like 40 MPH winds now (impossible to throw in) but they should die down to nothing by gametime.

  • RaidingTexas

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:

    A Browns employee killed himself yesterday at their facility too. What the hell is going on?

    ——————————————-

    Fkn great. So they’ll have extra motivation today. Unbelievable.

  • devilr8er

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:47 am
    Duck, when Mark hired McKenzie he said he didn’t want anything to do with football operations, hence hiring McKenzie. Now he’s chewing out coaches? Face it, he’s becoming dad, and it’s only the beginning. No wonder the team’s losing.
    __________________________________________________

    I don’t think Mark chewing out coaches is the reason we are losing. The reason we are losing is because we have subpar players in every position (with the exception of little Wiz, Veldheer, Palmer, and Wheeler).

  • Chris in NY

    Thanks guys. I’ll prob go with Myers.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    It’s also worth noting that Goodson will probably start today, while “Beast” Campbell is again inactive for the Panthers…

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    And right wing politics aren’t helping, either. People upset about re-election of president, talking crazy, perhaps about killing people. Their republican friends enable them by saying “You have every right to be mad! Our country’s being ruined”, etc. Pushing unstable people right over the edge.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Goodson isn’t going to start. It will most likely be Reece.

  • Raiderbuck

    winning now will just confuse the issue.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    And…the person we’re relying on to draft our way out of this personnel mess has just been usurped by the owner, who hired him to run football operations yet just chewed out the head coach he hired.

  • RaidingTexas

    Sullivan44 Says:

    And right wing politics aren’t helping, either. People upset about re-election of president,

    ——————————————

    I hate to make generalizations, but I would have a very difficult time believing that Belcher was angry about the election outcome.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    What is a GM?

    What is the point of a GM if the owner is going to take an authoritative stance with people the GM has hired? The GM does the hiring, firing, and chiding of the people in the sector they supervise, which in the case of a NFL GM is football operations. McKenzie should be the only one chewing out anyone in the locker room. Mark should chew out Reggie and nobody else. If Reggie’s not getting the job done, you replace him with another GM.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:55 am
    And…the person we’re relying on to draft our way out of this personnel mess has just been usurped by the owner, who hired him to run football operations yet just chewed out the head coach he hired.

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

    Oh, for the love of…

    Look. Owners and coaches do talk sometimes. It’s not forbidden. Whichever Rooney currently owns the Steelers probably talks to Mike Tomlin every now and then. Doesn’t mean their GM’s on the way out.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Belcher was from a rich part of Long Island, Raiding Texas. There are a lot of black Republicans.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:55 am
    And…the person we’re relying on to draft our way out of this personnel mess has just been usurped by the owner, who hired him to run football operations yet just chewed out the head coach he hired.
    ——
    I think that is somewhat of an exaggeration. It seemed like Reggie was in on the conversation.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    When hiring Reggie, Mark said he didn’t want anything to do with football operations. Said he doesn’t understand it. That’s why he hired Reggie. Now he’s chewing out head coaches? I’m sensing a trend here.

  • devilr8er

    Sullivan44 Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:53 am
    And right wing politics aren’t helping, either. People upset about re-election of president, talking crazy, perhaps about killing people. Their republican friends enable them by saying “You have every right to be mad! Our country’s being ruined”, etc. Pushing unstable people right over the edge.
    ___________________________________________________

    If you are implying that Belcher commited Murder Suuicide for this reason, now that is a leap of judgement.

  • Raiderbuck

    please don’t feed the trolls..

  • Reggiehater

    troll drrrrr troll drrrr troll drrrr troll drrrr troll drrr.Thats how you idiots sound with that stupid troll bllsht!

  • 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
    Albert Bigelow Paine Says: Raiders 20 Bengals 17
    backstageatapuppetshow Says: Cleveland 27 Oakland 13
    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says: Browns 38 Raiders 24
    dr_robert Says: raiders 23 browns 20
    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
    MiamiRaider78 Says: Raiders-27 Bengals-24
    Raider E Says: Bengals – 31 Raiders – 9
    RaiderRockstar Says: Raiders win 20-10
    Reality: Raiders-27 Bengals-41
    qodrn: Raiders 24 Other team 21
    SilverNBlackPA Says: Raiders 33 – Bengals 27
    Zymurge Says: Raiders 31, Browns 27

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