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Streater went from looking for a job in the real world to a Raiders keeper

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At this time last year, wide receiver Rod Streater was winding down his football career at Temple and contemplating life in the communications field. Today, he is, perhaps, the Raiders most productive wide receiver, at least of late.
Credit the Raiders for seeing in Streater something that 31 other teams didn’t as Streater went undrafted in the seven-round process last April.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie signed Streater soon after the draft, in part because of what a Raiders scout saw from Streater at his pro day workout before the NFL draft.
Now, Streater has developed into a keeper as the Raiders look to the future. He has 28 receptions for 429 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games.
“Streater, really, the last couple of games has made some big plays for us,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. “That’s good to see him, from a young player’s perspective.”
On Thursday night, Streater backed up a 96-yard effort against the Cleveland Browns with a four-catch, 100-yard game.
Not bad for a guy that caught only 19 passes his final season at Temple and wasn’t on the radar of many, if any, NFL teams.
“It’s a crazy feeling,” Streater said Friday. “I thought football was over for me. I was just looking at getting a job. Then you come here and the game’s on your hands. It’s a lot of pressure and then it’s not. It’s what you prepare for. It’s what you want to do as a kid growing up. You want to be Thursday night football making that game-winning touchdown. It’s a good feeling.”
Streater is the kind of player Allen and the Raiders are looking for as they move forward in their rebuilding process. He works hard, is diligent about correcting his mistakes and finding ways to get better.
“I’m getting better,” Streater said. “I didn’t have as many mental errors. My effort is good, so I did pretty good but, in the end, we didn’t win, so I always grade myself down regardless.”
Third-year receiver Jacoby Ford said he told Streater and the other young receivers that now is their time to get noticed.
“We always have one every year,” Ford said of the Raiders penchant for finding young receivers of late. “He’s been making plays since he’s been here. He looked up to us. We told him, ‘You just got to go out there and make plays.’ I told him yesterday, I said, ‘They’re going to give you guys some opportunities to make plays and they’re going to throw it up. Just take advantage of your opportunity.’ And that’s exactly what he does. He just makes plays week in , week out.”

— Allen said running back Darren McFadden appears to be fine on the heels of the aggravated ankle sprain he suffered against the Broncos.
Allen said he expects McFadden to be “fine.” McFadden missed four straight games with the ankle injury he suffered against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 4. Lats night was his first game back.
“It seemed like he was going to be OK,” Allen said. “He was walking around fine, didn’t have a lot of pain. I don’t think it’s an injury that’s going to keep him out any time.”
McFadden rushed 11 times for 52 yards, with 36 yards coming on one carry. He averaged 1.6 yards on his 10 other carries.

— Cornerback Michael Huff suffered a wrist injury against the Broncos and missed a large portion of the game. Allen said X-rays on Huff’s wrist returned negative. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI today.
“I don’t think it’s a major issue, but we’ll kind of have to wait and see,” Allen said.

— Starting middle linebacker Rolando McClain’s two-game suspension ends Monday. Allen said he will discuss how the Raiders plan to proceed at that time.
The Raiders will have to make a roster move if they opt to allow McClain back into the fold. If not, they will be forced to waive McClain or place him on a reserve list of some kind.

— Running back Taiwan Jones just can’t seem to get on the field, other than on special teams. To that end, he said he is open to the prospect of converting to cornerback, if that’s what it means for him to play more.
“Yeah, I’ve thought about it a lot,” Jones said. “Really, I just love playing football. If they need me to play defense, I’d be pretty happy with that.”
Jones played cornerback in high school and his first year in college. The Raiders selected him in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL draft, but Jones hasn’t been used much in either of his first two seasons.
Allen and offensive coordinator Greg Knapp have offered a variety of reasons for not playing Jones on offense — blocking assignments, injuries putting him behind, ball-handling issues and so on.
Yet, Jones said he feels as if he is adept at all those things and just needs an opportunity to show what he can do in a regular-season game.
“I really don’t know, like, exactly why I’m not getting the carries,” Jones said. “I’m at a point where I can’t control it, so I really don’t worry about it. That’s why I’m really giving it all I got on special teams.”
Jones said his coaches know how eager he is to play more. Best he can tell, he isn’t doing anything that might preclude him from getting a shot.
“I practice just like all the other running backs and I feel like I do a pretty good job of not having too many mental errors,” Jones said. “I know my effort is there. It’s not my decision to make.”
This came on a day when Allen talked about the need to take a look at young, inexperienced players the final three games, with an eye toward seeing what the Raiders have for next season and beyond.
“As we go along, these last three games, we really need to evaluate some of these young guys and see what we have going forward into next year,” Allen said.

— When Allen talks about the future, he said he and McKenzie are in lock-step. For now, the challenge is trying to win games between now and the end of the season, while working in the younger players.
“All of us, as competitors, we want to win,” Allen said. “That’s what it’s all about. But I also understand, and I’ve got a big-picture view of what I want this football team to look like. Reggie and I have talked about it.
“We knew what we were dealing with when we came here. We knew we had some depth issues on the roster, and we couldn’t sustain a lot of injuries. We’ve sustained a few injuries in some spots. We all want to win, and I understand that. And I want to win now, but I’m looking at the long-term future of this team. We’ve got to prepare for the future.”
When asked how close that picture looks compared to the one he sees now, Allen declined to say how long he envisions the two meshing.
“I wouldn’t put any time frame on it,” Allen said. “It’s going to take time. It doesn’t happen with one decision. It’s a accumulation of decisions made over time that gets everything to be exactly how you want it.”

— Wide receiver Denarius Moore caught four passes against the Broncos and looked much sharper than he did against the Browns, in particular, and in recent games.
“He responded to a couple of down weeks,” Allen said. “He came back out and responded to adversity. Like we have talked to the players, adversity doesn’t define who you are, it’s how you respond to adversity that tells a lot about who you are. And he responded well.”

— Ford made a rare appearance in the locker room, which isn’t surprising for a player that is on season-ending injured reserve.
Ford got out of the walking boot that he needed after a foot surgery in September. Now his sights are set upon getting back into tip-top shape so that he can rejoin his teammates for the 2013 season.
“I feel like a normal person again,” Ford said. “I can put on a regular shoe, walk around. But it feels good. It took awhile. It was a long little process to go through, but it’s something I’m getting through pretty well, though.”
Ford suffered his injury in an exhibition game against the Arizona Cardinals. He didn’t play in another game and ultimately got shut down for the season with a Lisfranc injury.
Ford said he intends to remain in the Bay Area during the offseason so that he can work his way back into shape, while under the watchful eyes of team trainers. He’s also fired up about the Raiders offense upon his return.
“If we get everybody healthy and on the field at the same time, we definitely could be a really dynamic offense,” Ford said. “That’s just something we’ve got to get to in the offseason, to make it to the season.”

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  • GG

    I think that both of us telling the same story (that the son did it) backs up the truth, backs up each other. Plus, you’ve got the actual PI guy who did his own research, the one who really got the truth out there into a book. Wonder if he can be tried for their murders after all these years?

  • GG

    For anyone interested in this sort of stuff…

    There is very good evidence suggesting Jesse James faked his own death, and lived on into his old age. A woman remembers her great-grandfather, and possesses a lot of family photos of her great grandfather and his wife, as well as a personal diary and other items, that very strongly point to her great-grandfather being the outlaw Jesse James.

    http://www.jessejamesintexas.com/index.htm

    You can see photos passed down to her from her great-grandfather, his wife, and mother, and other family members and friends, that all bear striking resemblances to known photos of Jesse James, his wife, and mother, and other family members and friends.

    Also can read in detail her claims/story.

  • Raider Riff

    GG Says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 1:04 am
    I think that both of us telling the same story (that the son did it) backs up the truth, backs up each other. Plus, you’ve got the actual PI guy who did his own research, the one who really got the truth out there into a book. Wonder if he can be tried for their murders after all these years?

    ———

    Who knows, and to be honest, who cares.

    The damage is already done. The two people are dead and never coming back.

    And OJ’s reputation was ruined beyond repair and led him down a ugly path in life that he’ll never recover from. Those that believe the story might look at the evidence or the fact that we both posted that without knowing about each other. Others will hate OJ forever because that is the stance theyve chosen regardless of anything but the fact that a white girl is dead and a famous black man was blamed. That is enough to close a case for a lot of people.

    The truth is, he did a unreal noble thing by taking the bullet for his kid. VERY few of us would have done the same. And maybe that is why most wont believe the story. Because if we do, then it makes us feel like less of parents and it really makes us look bad for any of the people that felt he was guilty.

    People hate admiting they were wrong. This blog is evidence of that. Despite the fact that its the easiest thing to do.

  • Raider Riff

    Nothing is honestly gained by prosecuting the kid. Nothing at all.

    OJ wanted to take the fall, the fall was taken. Let sleeping dogs lie if you ask me.

  • GG

    It’s true what you say, just before we posted our stories, Shutdown said…

    Shutdown Says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 12:24 am

    OJ Simpson is a sociopath and was a heavy user. There’s no way OJ has the character to sacrifice himself for anyone, including his son.

    =====

    There’ll be millions of people who have made up their minds about him.

  • Raider Riff

    GG Says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 1:24 am
    It’s true what you say, just before we posted our stories, Shutdown said…

    Shutdown Says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 12:24 am

    OJ Simpson is a sociopath and was a heavy user. There’s no way OJ has the character to sacrifice himself for anyone, including his son.

    =====

    There’ll be millions of people who have made up their minds about him.

    ————-

    I dont necessarily blame Shutdown for his sentiments. They are valid to have prior to our two posts.

    It remains to be seen whether Shutdown will change his mind after reading both of our accounts.

    If he changes his tune, then I feel he is in the minority. If he sticks to his belief that OJ could never do such a act for his son, well, then my commentary on society stands true…..in the case of Shutdown that is.

    I have no problem condemning society, but lets at least give Shutdown the chance to backtrack in light of the new evidence.

  • Jackie Bibby

    So wussup with these hilton ho’s tell that story.

  • lefty12

    If the kid is guilty he should be prosecuted.

  • Jackie Bibby

    Never mind just read the long story short, young hos who love to get high and fk …. Sounds about right, typical ho stuff. Lol

  • Raider Riff

    Jackie Bibby Says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 1:33 am
    So wussup with these hilton ho’s tell that story.

    ——————-

    I once saw Nicky Hilton get carried off the casino room floor by security.

    She had powder all over her nose and was screaming “THERE’S SO MUCH COCAINE….THERE’S SO MUCH COCAINE UP THERE HAHAHA”

    She was referring to some suite her and her sister were having a party in.

    I have no idea how she ended up wandering down to the center of the casino where I saw her rolling around on the carpet screaming that schit at the top of her lungs.

    I was just busting up laughing.

    There was a while there in Vegas where it seemed like every other weekend some incident like that involving those two girls was going on. Most of my friends in that town were bar tenders or some part of the service industry and that is where you get all the inside scoops on this sorta stuff.

    I got cool stories about Chuck Liddell back when he was on top of his game too.

    My dad used to buy cocaine for Rick James in the 80s. He also claims to have sold to Dustin Hoffman and Sylvester Stallone one time. I dont know how much truth there is to either of those stories to be honest.

    My step father built one of the secret compounds for the Church of Scientology. I used to run around their compound as a kid. I got some VERY interesting dirt on those weirdos. And in a slightly related story, I used to know the guy who was the head of security for the Church of Scientology’s Hollywood location. He got hired there after he was fired from running LAX’s security. Why did he get fired? He tried to expose the fact that the anthrax and bomb threats post 9/11 were inside job hoax’s.

    Ive traveled a lot in my life and for whatever reason, mixed in with a lot of different crowds/circles. Had a ton of off-the-wall experiences and got crazy stories like this for days. Ive been told many times that considering the stories and the way I can articulate them, I should write a book.

    Ive been compiling a list of memoirs for a few years now but I have mixed feelings about the stuff I could write about. A lot of it seems unbelievable that one person would see so much. It’s like Forrest Gumpish. And it sucks to be called a liar simply because others are insecure about having done so little in their own lives. I dont tell these stories to brag about my lifes path, but rather, I like entertaining people with my experiences. The looks on their faces and laughter as I tell them is priceless. But equally stinging is having your credibility called into question.

  • GG

    You should do a memoirs. I’d buy it. Doesn’t matter what people think. Or, if you dont care what other people think, then you should.

  • Jackie Bibby

    Lol thats hilariosid of been rolling too. And that scientology crap does sound weird as hell to me too, tohey believe in some alien named xenu dont they? Moormanism sounds a lil off base to me as well ask me and theyre in the same boat.

  • Moose

    I will puke when/if Palmer passes Gannons record 4,689 can they just sit him for 3 games please stop him taking the prideful Gannons record that was achieved with blood sweat and tears not with garbage yards,please dont make that color-blind tool have that record because he dosent deserve it

    Start the kid for 3 games

  • Raider Riff

    Jackie Bibby Says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 2:07 am
    Lol thats hilariosid of been rolling too. And that scientology crap does sound weird as hell to me too, tohey believe in some alien named xenu dont they? Moormanism sounds a lil off base to me as well ask me and theyre in the same boat.

    ————

    Oh, you dont know the half of it. Everyone that worked for the Church of Scientology was spooked out of their mind. They all had to sign confidentiality waivers just to hang a light bulb on that job site.

    I was 9 years old back then. I can openly talk about the stuff I saw. My step father cant.

    The stuff I know about their whole situation I definitely dont feel comfortable talking about. I know for a fact they own a controlling stake in the majority of the world’s internet servers and they track EVERYTHING.

    You can read this link and find out for yourself. Put it this way, Ive seen the insides of these compounds.

    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/02/scientologys_se.php

  • Moose

    Palmer is currently on pace for 4,683 yards this season. That’s well within reach of Rich Gannon‘s 4,689 franchise record. Merely keeping Palmer from holding a team record over such NFL greats such as Ken Stabler, Jim Plunkett, Daryle Lamonica and Gannon may be reason enough to play Pryor.

    `PRIDE`

  • Relentless

    Its not all on Palmer. Not to say he hasn’t made devastating ints. But he was trying to do to much when our D has has already given up 30+. It would help if the receivers catch the ball too.

  • Moose

    Ask any Bengal fan what we have seen this season is what hes been doing his whole career,a great pass followed by a beautiful interception

  • romania

    Thanks Raider Riff!
    Your thoughts are always very well expressed weather I agree with them or not (most times I do). Please send more “tales from the crypt”. Something else else about the coinciding tales about O. J. This blog is good for something after all!

    Great great fight, by the way…even if I had to wait through a lot of prelims and it started at 6 am for me.

    Also, for the vast horde of culture lovers at this blog, rent The Artist. Sublime.

  • romania

    Max Baer had some pretty incredible knock outs too.

  • RaiderSam

    Raiders..any possible free agents out there?

    Danny Amendola
    Brian Hartline
    Julian Edelman
    Donnie Avery
    Terrell Owens
    Jerome Simpson
    Kevin Ogletree
    Randy Moss
    Plaxico Burress
    Braylon Edwards
    Donald Driver
    Austin Collie
    Josh Cribbs
    Domenik Hixon
    Ramses Barden
    Jabar Gaffney
    Brandon Stokley
    Brandon Gibson
    Mohamed Massaquoi
    Johnny Knox
    Chad Johnson
    Deion Branch
    Mark Clayton
    Donte’ Stallworth
    Brandon Tate
    Ted Ginn
    Devery Henderson
    Louis Murphy
    Derek Hagan
    Chaz Schilens
    Sammie Stroughter
    Steve Smith (STL)
    Devin Aromashodu
    Adrian Arrington
    Courtney Roby
    Jason Hill
    Greg Camarillo
    Kassim Osgood
    Roscoe Parrish
    Big Mike Williams
    Lee Evans
    Micheal Spurlock
    Mike Sims-Walker
    Legedu Naanee
    Roberto Wallace
    Carlton Mitchell

    Tight Ends

    Tony Gonzalez
    Fred Davis
    Dustin Keller
    Jared Cook
    Martellus Bennett
    Brandon Myers
    James Casey
    Dallas Clark
    Ben Watson
    Anthony Fasano
    Delanie Walker
    Kellen Winslow
    Todd Heap
    Jeremy Shockey
    Visanthe Shiancoe
    Chris Cooley
    Dante Rosario
    Travis Beckum
    Evan Moore
    Alex Smith
    Cameron Morrah
    Leonard Pope
    Billy Bajema
    Gary Barnidge
    John Phillips

    Offensive Tackles

    Ryan Clady
    Andre Smith
    Branden Albert
    Jake Long
    Sebastian Vollmer
    Will Beatty
    Gosder Cherilus
    Phil Loadholt
    Jermon Bushrod
    Sam Baker
    Ryan Harris
    Winston Justice
    King Dunlap
    Chad Clifton
    Bryant McKinnie
    Max Starks
    Will Svitek
    Tyler Polumbus
    Sean Locklear
    Tony Pashos
    Khalif Barnes
    Barry Richardson
    Jonathan Scott
    Frank Omiyale
    Dennis Roland
    Jeff Otah
    Brandon Keith
    Jeremy Trueblood
    D’Anthony Batiste
    Jason Smith
    Mario Henderson
    Rashad Butler
    Tony Hills
    Pat McQuistan
    Lydon Murtha

    Offensive Guards

    Andy Levitre
    Donald Thomas
    Brandon Moore
    Louis Vasquez
    Ryan Lilja
    Lance Louis
    Kraig Urbik
    Eben Britton
    Jake Scott
    Ramon Foster
    Kevin Boothe
    Geoff Schwartz
    Matt Slauson
    Leroy Harris
    Tyronne Green
    Chad Rinehart
    Garrett Reynolds
    Mike Pollak
    Deuce Lutui
    Evan Dietrich-Smith
    Kory Lichtensteiger
    Antoine Caldwell
    Chilo Rachal
    Nate Garner
    Chris Spencer
    Rex Hadnot
    Vince Manuwai
    Rob Turner
    Chris Williams
    Leonard Davis

    Centers

    Fernando Velasco
    Todd McClure
    Dan Koppen
    Brad Meester
    Joe Berger
    Jeff Faine
    Andre Gurode
    Jason Brown
    Doug Legursky
    Jamaal Jackson

    Defensive Ends

    Cliff Avril
    Osi Umenyiora
    Israel Idonije
    Dwight Freeney
    Michael Johnson
    Michael Bennett
    Matt Shaughnessy
    Mike DeVito
    Andre Carter
    Arthur Jones
    Kenyon Coleman
    Juqua Parker
    Darryl Tapp
    William Hayes
    Ray Edwards
    Lawrence Jackson
    Kyle Moore
    Marcus Benard
    Jonathan Fanene
    Wallace Gilberry
    Antwan Applewhite
    Lawrence Sidbury
    Vaughn Martin
    Robert Geathers
    Jason Hunter
    Trevor Scott
    Matt Roth
    Turk McBride
    Jarius Wynn
    Antwan Odom

    Defensive Tackles

    Henry Melton
    Randy Starks
    Jason Jones
    Desmond Bryant
    Terrance Knighton
    Glenn Dorsey
    Corey Williams
    Isaac Sopoaga
    Spencer Johnson
    Vance Walker
    Casey Hampton
    Aubrayo Franklin
    Ricky Jean-Francois
    Roy Miller
    Sammie Lee Hill
    Dwan Edwards
    Maake Kemoeatu
    Pat Sims
    Kedric Golston
    Kevin Vickerson
    Rocky Bernard
    Shaun Cody
    Derek Landri
    Tony McDaniel
    Alan Branch
    Sedrick Ellis
    SenDerrick Marks
    Leger Douzable
    Antonio Johnson
    Justin Bannan
    Brian Price
    Antonio Dixon
    Trevor Laws
    Fili Moala
    Ron Brace
    Amobi Okoye
    Vonnie Holliday
    Marcus Thomas
    Ty Warren
    Albert Haynesworth

    Rush Linebackers

    Connor Barwin
    Anthony Spencer
    Paul Kruger
    Shaun Phillips
    Victor Butler
    Antwan Barnes
    Rob Jackson
    Bryan Thomas
    Quentin Groves
    Aaron Maybin
    Erik Walden
    Shawne Merriman
    Cameron Sheffield
    Travis LaBoy
    Chris Wilson

    Outside Linebackers

    Daryl Smith
    Philip Wheeler
    Erin Henderson
    Thomas Howard
    Manny Lawson
    Kaluka Maiava
    Leroy Hill
    Justin Durant
    DeAndre Levy
    Nick Roach
    Jonathan Casillas
    Gerald McRath
    Will Witherspoon
    Scott Fujita
    Bryan Scott
    Akeem Jordan
    Keith Rivers
    Clint Session
    Aaron Curry
    Rocky McIntosh
    Brandon Johnson
    Scott Shanle
    Dan Skuta
    Mario Haggan
    Lorenzo Alexander
    Ramon Humber
    Geno Hayes
    Gary Guyton
    Kirk Morrison
    Demorrio Williams

    Inside Linebackers

    Rey Maualuga
    Brian Urlacher
    Tim Dobbins
    Moise Fokou
    Brad Jones
    Dannell Ellerbe
    Bradie James
    Keith Brooking
    Chase Blackburn
    Ernie Sims
    Larry Foote
    Jasper Brinkley
    E.J. Henderson
    Paris Lenon
    Mike Peterson
    Channing Crowder
    Brandon Siler
    Barrett Ruud
    Larry Grant
    Tavares Gooden

    Cornerbacks

    Aqib Talib
    Brent Grimes
    Sean Smith
    Chris Houston
    Cary Williams
    Derek Cox
    Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
    E.J. Biggers
    Mike Jenkins
    Bradley Fletcher
    Keenan Lewis
    Sheldon Brown
    Quentin Jammer
    Brice McCain
    Leodis McKelvin
    Tony Carter
    Terence Newman
    Kyle Arrington
    Tracy Porter
    Antoine Cason
    Rashean Mathis
    Jacob Lacey
    Pacman Jones
    Jerraud Powers
    Joselio Hanson
    Darius Butler
    Captain Munnerlyn
    Stanford Routt
    Marcus Trufant
    Leigh Bodden
    Chris Owens
    Shawntae Spencer
    Kelvin Hayden
    Ronald Bartell
    William Middleton
    Pat Lee
    Cedric Griffin
    Greg Toler
    Phillip Adams
    D.J. Moore
    Michael Adams
    Drayton Florence
    Ryan Mouton
    Zackary Bowman
    Michael Coe
    Alan Ball
    Will Allen
    Drew Coleman
    Alphonso Smith
    Chris Carr

    Safeties

    Jairus Byrd
    Dashon Goldson
    Ed Reed
    Ronde Barber
    William Moore
    Louis Delmas
    Pat Chung
    Chris Clemons
    Glover Quin
    Kenny Phillips
    LaRon Landry
    Yeremiah Bell
    Jamarca Sanford
    Nate Clements
    Jim Leonhard
    Abram Elam
    Sherrod Martin
    Corey Lynch
    Craig Dahl
    Madieu Williams
    Chris Crocker
    Ryan Mundy
    Rashad Johnson
    O.J. Atogwe
    Matt Giordano
    Tanard Jackson
    Brodney Pool
    Michael Mitchell
    Jaiquawn Jarrett
    Gibril Wilson
    Deon Grant
    Melvin Bullitt

    draft picks
    first round
    Star Louletelei , DT, Utah
    Demontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
    Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

    trade down candidates
    Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida St.
    C.J. Moseley, OLB, Bama
    Eric Reid, S, LSU
    Barrett Jones, C/T, Bama
    Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon St.

    3rd rounders *to be acquired via trade?
    Sheldon Jackson, DT, Mizzou
    Shane Skov, ILB, Stanford
    Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M
    Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois
    Bacarri Rambo, FS, Georgia
    Ezekial Ansah, DE, BYU
    Nico Johnson, ILB, ‘Bama
    Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
    Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn
    Kwaan Short, DT, Purdue
    E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida St.
    Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
    Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford
    Eddie Lacy, RB, Bama
    Travis Frederick, OG, Wisconsin
    David Amerson, CB-FS, N.Carolina St.

    4th
    Rick Wagner, OT, Wisconsin
    Travis Long, OLB-DE, Washington ST.
    Leon McFadden, CB, SDSU
    Braxton Cave, C, Notre Dame
    Kiko Alonzo, ILB, Oregon
    Josh Johnson, CB, Purdue
    Zeke Motta, FS, Notre Dame
    Xavier Nixon, OT, Florida
    Hugh Thornton, OG, Illinois
    Kevin Riddick, ILB, N.Carolina
    Montori Hughes, DT, Tennessee-Martin
    Sean Porter, DE, Texas A&M
    Brandon Ogletree, ILB, BYU
    Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern

    5th rounder (to Seattle for Aaron Curry)

    6th
    Nick Clancy, ILB, Boston College
    A.J. Klein, ILB, Iowa St.
    Collin Klein, QB, Kansas St.
    Michael Dyer, RB, Ark-Baptist
    Anthony White-Rashad, DT, Michigan St.
    Johnny Adams, CB, Michigan St.

    7th
    ?

  • Plunketthead

    Its a beautiful day for playing,,,,

    college bowl game pick em contest
    http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/bowl/group/14891

    password = aldavis

    Don’t be the last one to play or the first to miss out because you waited too late

  • LondonAl

    Moose Says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 2:22 am
    I will puke when/if Palmer passes Gannons record 4,689 can they just sit him for 3 games please stop him taking the prideful Gannons record that was achieved with blood sweat and tears not with garbage yards,please dont make that color-blind tool have that record because he dosent deserve it
    ===========================
    Say what you like but CP3 has had the crap knocked out of him this season throwing behind a useless OL and yet he still hangs in there and trys hard. He’s no coward that’s for sure. Gannon had a decent OL to protect him. What does Palmer have?

  • romania

    Gannon also had a great running game,top receivers, and help from a solid defense.

  • Moose

    If my OC kept telling me to throw 3yard passes and we needed 8 yards,id tell him where to stick it,give me a fighter not somebody thats retired mentally…agreed Gannon had better talent but he was on everyones ass if they slacked,he would fight for every single yard,he leads hes not your buddy

  • romania

    Gannon was quarterback on a TEAM of seasoned pros. The 2012 Raiders are a group of individuals, hence the inconsistency. Palmer has had to do way too much.

  • romania

    Having said that, yeah, let’s get a look at the young guys and see what they’ve got, but I’m not holding my breath.

  • TerrapinRaider

    All I want for Christmas is for Knapp, DA, Hoffman, Tarver and all the subpar personnel they brought with them to be FIRED!! And secondly, riegn in McCheeze. Limit his focus on this team to what he’s presumably good at. Is this too much to ask?

    Until this happens, I have little to no hope going into next year. I can’t even get my hopes up for the draft because it will be a waste with these scumbags in power. Just look at the evidence on the field with the young talent we already have: Moore, DHB, Wiz, DMC ..everyone regressing! You look at this and tell me what makes you believe they can develop whatever talent they draft?

    This is one of the worse crews assemble I can remember. And some of you fools what to keep the guy responsible for assembling it. Baaahumbug

  • milehighraider

    I’m F’ing sick of excuses by these lame azz coaches and GM.. We the fans want results not excuses because this is getting f’ing embarassing… Get a clue because right now this F’ing organization has none.. Throughly disgusted and F’ing pissed again.. Thanks sorry azz red head and his toddler sidekick for making this team the laughing stock of the NFL..

  • jesusraiderjim

    Well the good news is: The Raiders can’t lose today!

  • romania

    amen brudda

  • mikeschoice

    This is classic example of people hearing what they want to hear in grudens coming back. The reality is al knew he was dying and mortgaged the future to win one more on the way out. The contracts are ridiculous, and out of whack was a mild statement! This is a rebuild and a major cleanup project! 2-3 year purging! Stan routs a back up …what did al sign him for? Dick Seymour plays part time for how much? Im sure belichek sent him as a favor to al….D mcfragile -part time…jacoby ford -part time….McClain can’t play…no lineman-the last lineman high draft pick -1st round doesn’t even play in nfl anymore. T Kelley 55million? A revolving door and carrousel at wide receiver to build that continuity with QB . Man to man d every play might have still worked 2002 but not today’s nfl. So we have to wholesale change our d.
    We can’t be in delusion because we almost tied Denver who won the afc west last year with no QB .

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    TerrapinRaider Says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 8:10 am
    All I want for Christmas is for Knapp, DA, Hoffman, Tarver and all the subpar personnel they brought with them to be FIRED!! And secondly, riegn in McCheeze. Limit his focus on this team to what he’s presumably good at. Is this too much to ask?

    Until this happens, I have little to no hope going into next year. I can’t even get my hopes up for the draft because it will be a waste with these scumbags in power. Just look at the evidence on the field with the young talent we already have: Moore, DHB, Wiz, DMC ..everyone regressing! You look at this and tell me what makes you believe they can develop whatever talent they draft?

    This is one of the worse crews assemble I can remember. And some of you fools what to keep the guy responsible for assembling it. Baaahumbug

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

    No doubt…I’m not that excited about the draft unless we sh!tcan this staff.

  • romania

    amen brudda, but the o c didn’t help either

  • “Well the good news is: The Raiders can’t lose today!”

    Yes this is good news!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid// Full Disclosure

    shutdown Says
    Another point: several posters here have mentioned that DA “has no fire.” I am bothered by your insistence that a coach has to be a screamer or someone who wears his emotions on his sleeve.
    Yes, Madden did. Yeah, Gruden was the master of the contorted face, but for every yeller, every screamer, every hand-waving emotional coach, you can point to great coaches who have poker faces–Bellichek and Mike Tomlin come to mind. =================================

    Agree, and posted similar. Best Raider coaches(Al not included) were, back to back, manic Madden and stoic Flores.

  • VanHeathen30

    The fact half these clowns “coaching” this team are still employed, signals that Reggie is more worried about how his hires will look than building a competent team….
    Mark should never have hired a Rookie GM to turn this around.

  • VanHeathen30

    Tomlin has SWAG and looks ready to go ‘toe to toe’ with ANYONE on Sunday…His players respect him and it shows on the field. DA is no Mike Tomlin.

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    I hate Tomlin with a passion but he would beat the hell outta DA, steal his lunch money then take his girl home…I got a feeling T!ts would just laugh about the whole thing.

  • jesusraiderjim

    Coulda , shoulda, woulda,, The Raiders should have just hired DelRio to D coordinator. We would be much better off right now. He was a local guy and knows D.

    The biggest disappointment to me is that DA is defensive minded coach and we have the worst D ever.

    And save the players gotta play crap. He is not a motivator and that is the main issue I have.

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    Jesusraiderjim Says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 8:52 am
    Coulda , shoulda, woulda,, The Raiders should have just hired DelRio to D coordinator. We would be much better off right now. He was a local guy and knows D.

    The biggest disappointment to me is that DA is defensive minded coach and we have the worst D ever.

    And save the players gotta play crap. He is not a motivator and that is the main issue I have.

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

    I agree completely…wanted Del Rio back in the bay bad…I hope Mark is truly thinking about how much damage Josh McDaniels, I mean t!ts, can do to this organization.

    And that’s my biggest beef with this staff. They always get behind right away & then get blown out in the 3rd quarter. They’re a joke. I have mixed feelings on Gruden but they were ready to play.

  • Trade DMAC!

  • RaiderDanny

    Big YES to Gruden! Pretty please with silver and black crystal cupcake suugar on top!!

  • VanHeathen30

    Trade Reggie and the band of ‘Mouth Breathers’ he’s assembled to run/coach this mess…
    Mark can get a mulligan on Reggie,
    “1st hire, under duress, etc” plenty of excuses for a guy who has no idea what he is doing…
    Another Sunday watching OTHER teams play NFL Level football…

  • SaintKaufman

    Gruden = 3 yards and a cloud of dust!

    Careful what you wish for.

  • SaintKaufman

    ..or dirt. You know what I is sayin’

  • DJ Johnny

    VanHeathen,

    Do u remember what it was like to have a good feeling after a win on a late Sunday afternoon…and then looking forward to breaking it down and watching the highlights on NFLN or Espn?

    I think the only win this year that guys were even remotely pumped about was the Pittsburgh game.

    It breaks down to 2 wins in the last 18 games we could really be happy about.

    Man..we deserve better.

    That’s just not right.

  • J Hill

    I see a lot of players out there giving it the best that they’ve got.

    Adams, Ross, Mitchell, Bryant, Houston, Wheeler, Burris, Bilukidi, and plenty others on that defense.

    Myers, Goodson, Ausberry, Reece, Palmer, Wiz, Veldheer, DHB, Streater, Criner, and plenty others on offense are going hard.

    Need an OC change on offense and a talent upgrade on defense.

    HC is fine.

  • DJ Johnny

    RaiderDanny Says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 9:05 am
    Big YES to Gruden! Pretty please with silver and black crystal cupcake suugar on top!!

    It’d be nice imo but that would mean the org. giving us something really cool to latch onto.

    Nope. Practice squad lamers is what you get mister.

  • J Hill

    Allen’s dad was an NFL LB and you think he raised a punk????

    DA was reportedly ready to fight 55, but Tomlin would take him down?

    I don’t know about that.

  • DJ Johnny

    jesusraiderjim Says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 8:52 am
    Coulda , shoulda, woulda,, The Raiders should have just hired DelRio to D coordinator. We would be much better off right now. He was a local guy and knows D.

    The biggest disappointment to me is that DA is defensive minded coach and we have the worst D ever.

    Yeah. I don’t get how guys are down on SB winning coach and yet excited about a “defensive minded coach” who has worst d ever and is 3-10 and has been blownout 5 of the 6 games…and lost 6 in a row,

    Not saying DA might be a good coach, but he sure as heck as shown us ANYTHING to believe that except that he’s young…and he’s young.