Jon Becker

  • papertiger418

    Blurst!

  • papertiger418

    It’s a shame we don’t have a 2nd round draft pick

  • papertiger418

    I wonder how many FGs Jano will hit today?

  • papertiger418

    It’ll take more than 4 on the D-line to stop Cam today

  • papertiger418

    Hopefully Joselio Hanson will make an impact play today.

  • papertiger418

    Perhaps Pryor can score a few TDs as well in his specialized red zone packages.

  • papertiger418

    We’ll know this game is over if Leinart has to come in.

  • papertiger418

    Say what you want about the Palmer trade, but I still think he’s an upgrade over Jason Campbell.

  • papertiger418

    It’s a shame that Lechler will be gone next year.

  • papertiger418

    I’m still blown away by the fact that we were one man down on defense for the final play of the game against the Texans last year.

  • papertiger418

    SeaBass could set the record today.

  • papertiger418

    Ken Stabler should be in the Hall of Fame.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Knapp does not have as much to work with as some on this blog think he does

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    Charlie,

    I couldn’t agree more!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Palmer signed a contract and honored that contract. It was Mike Brown the owner and GM of Cincinatti that did not honor his agreements. Brown did a poor job of getting guys around Palmer. Palmer “retired” because he did not want Brown to franchise him and force him to return after his contract ended.

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    SeyBush,

    Palmer had plenty of talent to work with in Cincy. He wasn’t franchised either. He wasn’t even set to become a UFA!

    please stop making stuff up to defend the quitter

  • RaiderRockstar

    The only issue I have is Reggie started the year thinking or planning to win now, and make playoffs. The season went pear-shaped. But I still don’t see an indication from Reggie/Allen that they’re truly rebuilding.

    You’ve heard Allen/Knapp say how it’s imperative they bring back the entire roster pretty much. And how reports are Allen sees Palmer as his franchise QB.

    Allen is a mouthpiece of Reggie.

    It’s quite possible this entire regime seriously tried to win now and make the playoffs, and this is how bad they really are at it (4-12). And that they’ll carry forward into 2013 holding continuity and thinking they can still win now and make playoffs, with Palmer returning as starter, and Brisiel returning as RG, and once again we have to suffer thru a 4-12 season.

    Maybe then all those people who support Reggie/Allen/Palmer will come around and be the most vocal wanting their firing.

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    GG = money!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    how do explain reggies decision to not cut seymour and worse give seymour a new contract that when cut next year it hits our cap by over 5mil, or signing briesel to a 20 mil deal that when hes cut next year he hits our cap by 2.7, or franchising branch then signing him long term. throw in palmers restructuring and reggie made some very very bad decisions that do not line up with the so called rebuilding.

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    NYC,

    Reggie committed to Palmer because Mark Davis spend last year’s 1st rounder on him and this year’s 2nd rounder on him. When the owner does something like that, you just gotta let things play out. Palmer restructured to the vet minimum to help the Raiders get under the cap. Huff, Seymour & Kelly did too. BigMac didn’t have any money or draft picks. Palmer staying was #1 on the priority list. As Palmer continues to lose football games, Mark Davis will become less enamored with him. Reggie is already short 2 draft picks in this upcoming draft and the roster needs major overhaul, regardless of what the coordinators say. Reggie’s 3rd year of being GM he will have our financial house in order and all the overpaid underachievers will be gone. He will have plenty of cash & picks to work with and I think Palmer will be out of a job. Regardless of the stats, winners stay and losers go. CP3 has to win 9+ games next year if he wants to stay in Oakland.

  • dr_robert

    so some idiot spends all his time jacking my handle and “spreading love”. what’s the point? why not just do it under ur own alias? why try to get people to believe i’m doing it? are u somehow hurting me by pretending to be all lovey dovey? i like the sentiment, but apparently, he’s trying to say i’m usually mean. i am. but only to jackazzes. so what could be gained? making me look nicer? weird.

  • dr_robert

    Los Raida Locos Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 9:03 pm
    dr_robert Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    SLAYER Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    ESPN…JOHN GRUDEN IS A D-BAG. ALLEN AND KNAPP AND TARVER DESERVE AT LEAST ANOTHER YEAR,…AT LEAST. GO RAIDERS AND HAIL SATAN. 666
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    spoken like a true idiot. anyone who thinks the devil is their friend is a moron. and he probably thinks he’s “scary”. ooohhhhh. big deal====
    =====================
    I’ve come to realize something.
    Does’nt matter who posts under wht name.
    Doesn’t matter what they say. Could be the dumbest comment in the world all designed to see if some doorknob will bite.
    And you always bite.
    Every single time.

    Every….single….time.

    and what’s funny is reading your replies you seem to actually buy into every comment, like the one above.
    ***********

    i like making fun of idiots who are here to cause trouble. u have never engaged me in conversation so what do u care?

  • dr_robert

    i’m hoping this year sheds a lot of the supposed fans here. hopefully they go somewhere else. i mean if u hate this regime, and u don’t like them coming back, then beat it.

  • RaiderRockstar

    NYC,

    by the way – I agree. Tagging Branch and then signing him to a long-term deal was a stupid move. So was paying Seymour $15 million to stay rather than $7.5 million to leave (we couldn’t have used that extra $7.5 mil on another player or two?). Brisiel is awful. Bartell & Spencer stink. Barnes & Smith at RT = puke

    I agree with GG. Lots of veteran adds, like Tollefson, Wheeler, Hanson & Carter to the defense. Leinart, Goodson, Hagan & Schmitt to the offense.

    Raiders weren’t trying to re-build, but now they may be!

  • RaiderRockstar

    i’m hoping this year sheds a lot of the supposed fans here. hopefully they go somewhere else. i mean if u hate this regime, and u don’t like them coming back, then beat it.

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    Dr Bob,

    I agree. I’m backing Mark, Reggie & Dennis!

    I’m not still sitting here crying in my coffee over the firing of Hue Jackson

  • dr_robert

    yeah, i mean i’m not in love with this staff. they have done some questionable things and obviously the team didn’t improve. in fact, it seems to have “regressed”, as mark davis said. but i also know how much went wrong that wasn’t in their hands, and i’m aware that coaches can make big strides in year two. and if DA came with high marks, then we will just have to see how it pans out. if next season goes this way, then i will be calling for their heads too.

  • dr_robert

    btw, i’ve been looking forward for months to quentin tarantino’s “django unchained”. qt is probably my favorite director and i’m stoked. but i bet missdick is giddy with anticipation (if he’s cool enuff to even know about the movie), since it is a slave-revenge story. “kill white people and get paid for it? what’s not to like?” i gotta think this will be missdick’s favorite movie of all time.

  • dr_robert

    he has missed the opportunity to call this game “cam unchained”.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Dr Bob,

    Mark Davis = rookie
    Reggie McKenzie = rookie
    Dennis Allen = rookie
    Greg Knapp = what other OC’s were available in February?
    Jason Tarver = rookie

    not only were these guys brand spanking new, but we completely changed systems on both offense & defense.

    I don’t think 16 games will tell us everything we need to know about this regime. the longer we give them, the more we’ll start to see what direction this team is headed. BigMac had the toughest job of any GM over the past 30 years

  • RaiderRockstar

    I’m not a fan of anything with quentin tarantino’s name on it.

    by the way, the Raiders WILL win today …

    predictions?

    Dirty Pirates 24
    Black Panthers 17

  • Plunketthead

    I sure hope the team comes out strong today. Finish strong too!!

    Raiders 26
    Possumheads 17

  • Plunketthead

    RR nice pick :smile:
    Good luck today. kick Dakotas butt

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    December 23rd, 2012 at 4:27 am

    NYC,

    by the way – I agree. Tagging Branch and then signing him to a long-term deal was a stupid move. So was paying Seymour $15 million to stay rather than $7.5 million to leave (we couldn’t have used that extra $7.5 mil on another player or two?). Brisiel is awful. Bartell & Spencer stink. Barnes & Smith at RT = puke

    I agree with GG. Lots of veteran adds, like Tollefson, Wheeler, Hanson & Carter to the defense. Leinart, Goodson, Hagan & Schmitt to the offense.

    Raiders weren’t trying to re-build, but now they may be!

    ======

    Thanks for the love :)
    But yeah, it’s quite obvious they genuinely tried to win now, and are really this bad at it (4-12).

    Everything from the GM’s veteran additions and restructurings (his evaluation of their talents) as well as his terrible passiveness in the trade window and making coaching changes during the season….to the coaching staffs ability to coach up players, install a system, prepare their players, out-coached and out-adjusted during games, lack the imagination and inventiveness required to utilize the array of talent on their roster for various ploys, to utilize the array of talent on their roster to keep players enthused and developing as players, the enforcement of a system instead of tailoring a system(s) around the array of skill-sets on their roster, and all the hypocrisy of ‘accountability’ and double-talk and deflecting blame downwards instead of owning it.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    I really think Mark Davis needs to draw on the advice of Herock and Madden again. He needs someone very astute (like many of us here are) to truly be able to objectively evaluate Reggie and Allen.

    As I indicated in post #29 and that RaiderRockstar indicated in all his posts, and many others like DJ Johnny, etc etc.

    Mark needs to hire a President of Football Operations. Someone who is above the GM, give the GM a boss. Someone who can/will evaluate him because he himself is a football man, with the same front office type of experience to properly objectively evaluate Reggie. Would be hard/impossible for Mark to do that, as he acknowledges anyway.

    To me, that is the key component for 2013…Mark hiring a P of FO. That way he’s not torching Reggie and Allen, but putting them on notice, they cant BS Mark, and Reggie truly is answering to someone. That P of FO too has to be someone who is steeped in Raiders lore. Someone who won’t have an anti-Al agenda. Nor someone who is out to protect Reggie/Allen. As he did not hire them either. He has no dog in the race. He’s just protecting Mark’s a$$ and the Raiders brand.

  • Plunketthead

    Mark and Reggie have a plan to develop a system that produces a good team on the field every year while fixing the books so the team looks like a viable NFL operation = middle of the pack or better and not rock bottom where we have been for a decade.

    I hope they show big steps forward next year and these last two games

  • fingers

    Just Win!…….

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Mark Davis says Immaculate Reception is still a “dagger”

    Posted by Mike Florio on December 23, 2012, 8:02 AM EST

    The late Al Davis hated the play that allowed the Pittsburgh Steelers to swipe a playoff win from the Raiders 40 years ago today via a deflected pass that Franco Harris plucked out of the sky on the fly and ran into the end zone.

    Current Raiders owner Mark Davis didn’t like it very much, either.

    “It’s something that lives on,” Davis said, via Monte Poole of Bay Area News Group. “And it’s a dagger every time you see it.”

    Just before that play, the younger Davis had been running around the family home, reveling in the looming berth in the AFC title game. “I went absolutely berserk,” Davis said. “I went from room to room, jumping on the beds, jumping on the couch.

    “Then I came back down to watch, you know, the end of it. And all of a sudden . . . it was like sudden death.”

    Davis explained that, when his father returned home from Pittsburgh, he didn’t seem particularly upset. “With my dad, there was always the ‘us-against-them’ attitude, that we were getting screwed in any situation if there was a chance for it,” Davis said.

    As to at least one day in history, Mark Davis feels that way, too.

    “I still believe we should have won that game,” Davis said. “But when you go to the airport in Pittsburgh, you know they feel different.

    “And the thing that kills me is it’s replayed every year. Then you walk into the Pittsburgh airport and there’s Franco [Harris] catching the [expletive] ball. It doesn’t go away.”

    It definitely doesn’t go away. And that’s why it’s the greatest single play in league history.

    The only way the 40th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception would be any better would be if the Raiders and Steelers were playing, in Pittsburgh.

  • Dakota

    Gooooo panthers!

  • C2E

    RAYDAS!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Dakota Says:
    December 23rd, 2012 at 6:45 am
    Gooooo panthers!

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    Goooooo Raider Rockstar!!!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    PFF has Veldheer rated the 17th best starting tackle.

    About where I would put him, above average, not elite.

  • Just Fire Baby

    While Raiders’ running back Darren McFadden may be our lowest graded player at his position through Week 15, the Raiders still boast plenty of talent in their backfield. McFadden’s problem is that he just doesn’t do much beyond the work of his blockers, with just 13 missed tackles forced from 180 carries and a disappointing Yards After Contact average of just 1.9. Grading negatively as a rusher, a receiver and as a pass blocker, McFadden just doesn’t look like the player the Raiders thought they were getting when they used the No. 4 overall draft pick on him back in 2008.

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    McNinny = easily replaceable

  • Just Fire Baby

    McFadden = 13 missed tackles in 180 carries
    Reece = 12 missed tackles in 59 carries
    Goodson = 7 missed tackles in 30 carries

    McNinny doesn’t make people miss, stats are right there from a non-biased 3rd party

  • Dakota

    Vegas,

    How could you betray me like that?

    I thought we were friends!

    Why?

    Whyyyyyyyyyyyy?

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    POST-33,YES.SEEMS SINCE THEY PLAY’D THIS YEAR ANY WAY THE SCHEDULE/LEAGUE WOULD HAVE MADE IT THIS WEEKEND.EVEN IF IT AS IN OAKLAND..

  • Just Fire Baby

    Tebow going to the Jags, and I am all but positive they will take Te’O as well, whenever they are on the board.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Your constant rooting for us to lose for draft stock, while consistant over the years, irrates me, lol.

  • Dakota

    You are just mad because you know I am right. I forgive you!

  • Just Fire Baby

    I thought DHB had some of the worst hands I had seen, until I watched Festus Ezeli play last night.

    Good lord man!!!!

    Dude can not catch

  • Dakota

    Did you guys see that the lakers almost lost to a wnba team called the warriors last night? Man, tough year!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Someone mentioned on a previous thread the cure for our lack of a kick returner as Shoelace Robinson.

    Never thought of that and it is a great idea.

    Probably could get him later in the draft then the Honey Badger, and is a massively better human being.

    Draft Shoelace in the 6th round!!!!

  • Dakota

    Deangelo Williams is going to run wild on us I am afraid.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    McNinny = easily replaceable
    ===============================
    Not as easy as Krapp.

    It’s possible DMAC has lost ‘it’.

    But I don’t think so.

    I’ve seen DMAC excel. I believe he can be a force again.

    Won’t happen with Krapp though.

    Got to play to your player’s strengths.

    DMAC’s game is hitting holes quickly.

    Not a ‘glider’.

    He will pulverize defenders in the second level.

    Still the Raid’s best player if utilized correctly.

    Speaking of easily replaced…

    Slo-glandless Greenbeanie will NOT be missed.

    Slo-mania !

  • Dakota

    #49 At least someone else in here has a brain.