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Statement from Raiders on Chiefs tragedy

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 11:22 am in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    #947 – it’s almost ‘there’ but falls a little short. that line is good tho.

    #950 – that’s more like it :)

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    and a backdrop to it all was

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xch6Nh2Szs

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    dont wanna hear all this oooh i hope we keep losing so we can get a higher pick, or seasons done midyear lets start analyzing who we should take in the draft talk

    we’re pathetic right now and i do wanna see aspects of the team/coaches blown up, but sick of this bs bad news raiders of the last 10 years and being a butt of jokes instead of a reviled hated angry loner entity

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  • backstageatapuppetshow

    dr_robert Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 2:11 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opWV472p5NQ

    just watched one of the greatest vids i’ve ever seen.

    _____________________________________________________

    WoW…..Wonderful

  • RaiderRockstar

    So, if Gaither comes in tomorrow, and he gets 12 tackles and 3 of which are sacks, and 1 pick six, will be calling on him to be our starting MLB for the future??? What would happen to McClain? Controversy in Oaktown! lol…

    after all, the MLB is the QB of the defense right?…

    ***

    OG doesn’t need all of that. If he doesn’t get abused in coverage & against the run – he’s our starting MLB

    all he has to do is hold his own, do his job

    5 or 6 tackles and a couple of passes defensed will work for me

  • Just Fire Baby

    Great article on Ziggy Ansah in SI (a guy our draft maven YA was talking about).

    Non-football part that was hillarious. He is from Ghanna, grew up “wealthy” for there, and said they go to the market at least once a day, eat everything completely fresh.

    So his biggest adjustment moving to Provo, was having to get used to “junk food, frozen food, and crappy burgers”.

    The state of America. People came from Africa and complain about the lack of fresh food, lol.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Don’t think Ansah is a top 10 pick, but probably will be a 1st rounder.

    Projections are that he is going to absolutely own the combine.

    6’6, 270, will run a 4.5 forty, 40 inch vertical and never lifted weights until 2010, and is said to be making massive gains year to year on his lifting.

    Footwork of a soccer player, and will do very well on the Wonderlic as well.

    Very, very intriguing prospect.

  • Just Fire Baby

    My draft prospect recap from some of the players from yesterdays SEC game:

    Georgia Player

    -Jarvis Jones: Not at all impressed with his all-around game for the supposed prospect he is. Good motor, high-energy pass-rusher, but seemed almost like a liability against the run. Top 5 picks don’t get picked on like he did.

    -John Jenkins: Great size, and a good pass rusher for a NT, but can’t really give a good grade to the NT of a team that gave up 350 yards rushing. Although when it seemed like they actually did stop a run, he was involved.

    -Sean Williams: Great size as well for a safety, but more of in-the-box guy, not very rangy for a safety. Great passion, clearly the leader of the defense, but more like a 3rd round pick or so. Missed a few tackles as well due to poor technique.

    -Rambo: Good range, too thin, horrendous tackler. No thanks.

    -Aaron Murray: Will be very interested if he comes out in the draft or goes back to school. 3 years in the SEC without ever getting hurt says a lot. Lots of fight and moxie, and pushes the ball down the field, almost to a fault sometimes. Really, really like his game. Measurables will hurt his draft stock though. Got to love that he throws a pick the end of the half, gets cheap-shotted by a 300 pound lineman, and plays better in the 2nd half. Best back-shoulder thrower in college, and that is an NFL staple throw right now.

    Alabama players

    -Barret Jones: Leader of the best O-line in the game, but not sure if he will play C or G in the NFL. Seems like your consistant, low ceiling low floor player, will start for a long time in the NFL, but may not make any Pro Bowls.

    -Chance Womack: Completely man-handled people in the interior all game long. When in doubt, they ran behind him, and often times he opened massive holes. Should be the first Guard of the board in the draft, and should be a top 15 pick, IMO. Immediate, impact player.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    If the Raiders win today, then good. I hope to see the team make respond the last 4 games. If they lose, then I want them to lose out. There would be no point in winning anymore games.

  • RaidingTexas

    Just Fire Baby Says:

    So his biggest adjustment moving to Provo, was having to get used to “junk food, frozen food, and crappy burgers”.

    The state of America. People came from Africa and complain about the lack of fresh food, lol.

    ————————————————–

    It’s not really that surprising. Amurricans love their processed foods.

    I’m intrigued by Ansah. But he worries me as another one of those combine stud projects like Bruce Campbell. Being so new to football is just a big red flag to me.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    There would be no point in winning anymore games.

    -=-=-=-=-=-=-

    Pride. Building a foundation of consistent good performance for the 2013 season to hit the ground running with their instituted defensive and offensive schemes.

    Imagine too, Pryor started week 13. And he could lead them to 4 victories at the end. That would also be worth fighting for himself and the team next year.

    It’s never acceptable to ‘lose out’. Fck draft picks and rubbing hands in anticipation, wanting higher picks. That’s loser mentality.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I don’t believe in any benefit of losing games.

    The reason we went 8-8 in 2010 and 2011, IMO, is because the 2009 team fought back and beat Cincy late, and then went into Pittsburgh and won a game they didn’t fell like they could win, until they did so.

    These kids on the roster who most assuredly will be back, need to learn how to win football games.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Pride. Building a foundation of consistent good performance for the 2013 season to hit the ground running with their instituted defensive and offensive schemes.
    —-
    I realize that. But, if you lose to the 3-8 Browns at home, you don’t have much foundation to build on.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    How do you think the Colts got Andrew Luck?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Being so new to football is just a big red flag to me.

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

    Pretty funny the way they described how he had no idea what football was like, so he had no bad habits.

    Like he didn’t know how to absorb contact, and kind of brace for it. So he literally just ran full speed into people, at contact.

    Worked well, but they had to tone him down because his body was getting beat to hell.

  • Just Fire Baby

    How do you think the Colts got Andrew Luck?

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

    If there were an Andrew Luck in this draft, than maybe I could see it.

    But there is ZERO chance we have the first pick in the draft, so whether we pick 5th or 9th, should have no major impact on this teams ability to win in 2013.

  • fingers

    Agreed… The point of playing a game is for one team to win …never want to encourage losing… Like the Raiders need encouragement to lose… They’ve been pretty good at losing … Always try and win…

  • Just Fire Baby

    Can’t believe the way the media is talking about this KC situation.

    Dude is a murderer. Tragic as it is, if he didn’t kill himself and instead went on the run, I doubt it would be discussed with such solace.

    Suicide has somehow turned him into some victim.

    He is not.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Pride. Building a foundation of consistent good performance for the 2013 season to hit the ground running with their instituted defensive and offensive schemes.
    —-
    I realize that. But, if you lose to the 3-8 Browns at home, you don’t have much foundation to build on.

    -=-=-=-=-=-=-

    True. But look at it also from a coaching pov too. The coaches wanting to find something that can work, try some new combinations, new packages, new starters, a 3-4 change, etc, and like i said before, a new starting QB winning out to build confidence and hit the ground running for 2013. They could hit on something that starts working, a catalyst for say back-to-back wins in weeks 16 and 17, could be even dominant displays, the D finding ways to get pressure and sacks, players like Ausberry Criner Crawford etc reaching that next level.

    Also, last few games are against divisional rivals, and it’s always worth winning out for bragging rights and trying to mess with their heads for 2013.

    Where you pick in the draft isn’t so important. Look how often teams like Steelers, Patriots, Giants, etc have been picking from the 28-32 range. They still find good talent, even trade down and down for more mid-late picks than necessarily blowing their wad on high 1st rounders, and still do a great job finding talent.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    If there were an Andrew Luck in this draft, than maybe I could see it.

    But there is ZERO chance we have the first pick in the draft, so whether we pick 5th or 9th, should have no major impact on this teams ability to win in 2013.
    ——-
    It could cost us someone like Te’o. Obviously the Raiders aren’t going to lose on purpose. I’m not advocating tanking. I’m just saying that a few wins against teams like the Browns, Chiefs, and Panthers aren’t going to do the Raiders any good in the long run.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    #964…exactly, well said, and that last line “young players need to find how to win games”…that’s the foundation you try to build as a team, and each unit within. HC, GM, DC, OC, and the players, all need to learn how to better train, prepare, gameplan, and execute. Find out the trick, what clicks. So training camp 2013 is not them still clueless how to do those things successfully, and thus first month of 2013 regular season is them STILL losing trying to learn how.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/02/browns-raiders-facing-weather-issues/

    Wow, 50 mile an hour winds in Oakland this morning. Report says they will die down before the game. This weather may ruin any chance of seeing Pryor throw the ball today.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine
  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    Anybody read the SI article about Brandon Weeden? Pat Shurmur said they didn’t institute all the playbook. They just put in plays that the players could run which would ALSO be to their strengths…Novel concept.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Best line from PFT video: “Is John Gruden more myth than fact”.

  • RaidingTexas

    Fingers Says:

    Agreed… The point of playing a game is for one team to win …never want to encourage losing…

    ———————————

    I prefer see this team to go out with momentum this season, not the way they ended 2011.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
    After optimism he would play this week, Raiders RB Darren McFadden unlikely to play today vs Cleveland.
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    Who cares. SMH

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Got some Crown Royal and coffee in me,..poncho on,..heading in,..lol at DMC,..biggest female dog in the NFL…she aint hurt at all, never has been.,..nor was she last year. Enjoy your game day peeps. We heading in!!! (Cya soon Brien!)

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Have fun Bob.

  • John David Booty

    Mark Davis to Dennis Allen: It’s not good enough

    Posted by Josh Alper on December 2, 2012, 10:32 AM EST

    Raiders owner Mark Davis went public with his frustrations about the state of the team last month, but he made sure that coach Dennis Allen got a full airing of his concerns on the flight home from last week’s loss to Cincinnati.

    Monte Poole of the Bay Area News Group reports that Davis had his “first conversation of note” with Allen on the flight. The conversation is described as “passionate” and “spirited” but Davis says it wasn’t heated or angry. He just wanted to make sure that he got his point across as plainly as possible.

    “I wouldn’t say it was heated; the most heated I got was when we first got on the plane and I told him it’s not good enough,” Davis said. “And that’s what I said. I told him not long after we boarded: ‘It’s not good enough.’ I admit I was pissed off.”

    Davis said he left the conversation impressed by Allen’s intensity, a trait he admits he wasn’t sure the coach possessed. He wants to see the same thing from the rest of the team over the final weeks of the season.

    “Last year at this time we were 7-4 and (ahead) in the division. Then we lost four out of our last five. And that’s why I didn’t fight for (former head coach) Hue Jackson to keep his job,” Davis said. “Well, we have five games to go. Who on this team wants me to fight for them to keep their job? Who among the players and coaches really wants to be here? Who wants me to fight to keep them here?”

    Davis’ father was notorious in his later years for making rash decisions without much outside counsel. Davis says he doesn’t want to be like that, but he’s making it pretty clear that change will still come to Oakland if the Raiders can’t convince him things are moving in the right direction.

  • mcthompso

    Reggie and DA supporter or not–it is Sunday. The Raiders are playing. Today’s Titanic Struggle comes against a formidable foe with the same record. Leave the politics for post game…til then, it’s game day, and it doesn’t get any better than that.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jroy7fHIMaI

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    PFT’s reporting the Chiefs are going to have a moment of silence before today’s game, but dedicate it to all victims of domestic violence. Really the best they could do in the situation since the NFL won’t do the right thing and just postpone the freaking game.

  • mcfadden20.

    Dr_robert Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 2:11 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opWV472p5NQ

    just watched one of the greatest vids i’ve ever seen.

    Awesome Vid, just goes to show it all starts with your mind,if the thinking is right you can be happy through all the circumstances

  • morilla

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 7:21 am
    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
    After optimism he would play this week, Raiders RB Darren McFadden unlikely to play today vs Cleveland.
    Expand Reply Retweet Favorite More
    ——
    Who cares. SMH
    ———–

    Party much how I feel as well.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    As long as Goodson’s back, we should have a decent rushing attack.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    I feel like a Reeece/Goodson combo is better than DMac.

  • morilla

    When did the Raiders cut Cumbie lose? Now would have been a good time for him and Bryant to get all the snaps.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    McFadden is SOFT.

  • DJ Johnny

    MaddenRaiderisadouchebag Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 6:19 am
    Anybody read the SI article about Brandon Weeden? Pat Shurmur said they didn’t institute all the playbook. They just put in plays that the players could run which would ALSO be to their strengths…Novel concept.

    IMO, DA not doing that has been his biggest obvious failing.

    Sticking square pegs into round holes.

  • DJ Johnny

    Now, it’s official. DMAC has missed 1/4 of the season AT MINIMUM once again.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 8:26 am
    McFadden is SOFT.

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

    Now, now. I have it on VERY good authority that an opposing linebacker breathed on DMac way too hard during Thursday’s practice, and might have even mussed his hair up, too. That would completely explain his absence for today’s game.

  • DJ Johnny

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 6:01 am
    Can’t believe the way the media is talking about this KC situation.

    Dude is a murderer. Tragic as it is, if he didn’t kill himself and instead went on the run, I doubt it would be discussed with such solace.

    Suicide has somehow turned him into some victim.

    He is not.

    I brought this question up yesterday. I wondered how media and Chiefs would respond to this and lessen the issue that this guy killed someone (before himself).

  • RaiderSam

    RaiderDuck Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 8:11 am
    PFT’s reporting the Chiefs are going to have a moment of silence before today’s game, but dedicate it to all victims of domestic violence. Really the best they could do in the situation since the NFL won’t do the right thing and just postpone the freaking game.

    ————

    (Lamar Hunt) didnt postpone games after the JFK Assassination , so why would they for this?

  • RaiderSam

    Mcthompso Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 8:07 am
    Reggie and DA supporter or not–it is Sunday. The Raiders are playing. Today’s Titanic Struggle comes against a formidable foe with the same record. Leave the politics for post game…til then, it’s game day, and it doesn’t get any better than that.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jroy7fHIMaI

    ——————

    THANK YOU. Agree wholeheartedly.

  • Reggiehater

    983.RaiderDuck Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 8:11 am
    PFT’s reporting the Chiefs are going to have a moment of silence before today’s game, but dedicate it to all victims of domestic violence. Really the best they could do in the situation since the NFL won’t do the right thing and just postpone the freaking game.

    No such thing as domestic violence,just a bunch of dumb hores who dont know there place.Like a horse,gotta bustem between the eyes with a baseball bat once in a while.

  • RaiderSam

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 6:24 am
    Best line from PFT video: “Is John Gruden more myth than fact”.

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

    He never had a losing season in Oakland. FACT.

    Admittedly, he didnt coach Oakland once Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Rothelisberger started their ascension , either.

    Maybe he never should’ve left in the first place. But thats all over now.

  • RaiderSam

    Reggiehater Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 8:36 am
    983.RaiderDuck Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 8:11 am
    PFT’s reporting the Chiefs are going to have a moment of silence before today’s game, but dedicate it to all victims of domestic violence. Really the best they could do in the situation since the NFL won’t do the right thing and just postpone the freaking game.

    No such thing as domestic violence,just a bunch of dumb hores who dont know there place.Like a horse,gotta bustem between the eyes with a baseball bat once in a while.

    —————

    Another country heard from. The land of Troll-la-la still ekes its mighty roar.

  • morilla

    The Chiefs should do nothing to remember that murderous coward. They should also give the games ticket sales, merch and vendor profits to the orphaned child.

  • bcz24

    They are having a moment of silence prior to the game, and they are NOT mentioning Belcher’s name. The Chiefs players are also setting up a fund for the baby to ensure she is taken care of. Hate the Chiefs, but they are handling this the right way… ESPN on the other hand, I couldn’t believe this morning when the had a RIP graphic for Belcher, the coward that took his girlfriend and his own life, but no graphic for the VICTIM of those cowardly acts.