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Raiders shut out in Pro Bowl selections

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 4:13 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The NFL announced the Pro Bowl selections Wednesday afternoon, and the Raiders didn’t have any players on the AFC team.
Kicker Sebastian Janikowski and fullback Marcel Reece were picked as alternates, the Raiders said. This is the first year since 2003 that the Raiders didn’t have at least one player selected.
Last year, Janikowski, punter Shane Lechler, long-snapper Jon Condo and defensive tackle Richard Seymour represented the Raiders in the Pro Bowl.
It seemed logical that Janikowski had the best chance of making the Pro Bowl among the Raiders players. He converted 31 of 34 field-goal attempts through the first 15 games, with his misses coming from 51, 61 and 64 yards.
Also, Janikowski won the fan portion of the voting, which accounts for one-third of the process. Players and coaches also get one-third of the vote.
Last season, Janikowski converted 31 of 35 field-goal attempts, including a league record-tying 63-yarder against the Denver Broncos in the regular-season opener.
The Cleveland Browns Phil Dawson was selected as the kicker for the AFC. He has made 28 of 29 field-goal attempts so far this season. His lone miss came against the Raiders in Oakland.
Coincidentally, Dawson signd with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 1998. He signed with the Browns in 1999 and developed into one of the league’s best kickers. Janikowski joined the Raiders in 2000 as a first-round draft pick.
Lechler’s streak of consecutive Pro Bowls made ended at five.

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  • The Big Banana

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 11:33 am
    There’s nothing excusable about a 4-11 season. There wasn’t when Al did it, and definetly not now that he’s dead.

    ——–

    Agreed. We clearly regressed. Blaming a dead legend for this year is a bunch of malarkey if you ask me.

    Besides, Reggie took full responsibility for this year when he clearly stated that he thought we could compete. He sold the owner on that too, which is evidenced by the owner’s tirade earlier this year. You just don’t do that if your GM has told you behind closed doors that our team can’t compete.

    Now Reggie is of excuses. First, we can compete. Now, he wouldn’t wish the situation on anyone. Excuses.

  • Dakota

    697.DKnight007 Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 11:40 am
    693.neilb Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 11:38 am
    Reading some were saying draft a new left tackle.

    I’d go with the idea of moving Wiz back to left guard,picking up the best free agent centre and drafting a right guard.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Exactly. Draft a Center and then move Wiz back to LG and let Bergstrom play RT next year.

    ++++++++++++++++++

    New o-line coach + LT from A&M + Wiz back to LG + FA center + move Cooper back to RG + Veldheer to RT + drop the ZBS = much better 2013 for everyone on the offensive side of the ball.

  • Gdog

    neilb Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Reading some were saying draft a new left tackle.

    I’d go with the idea of moving Wiz back to left guard,picking up the best free agent centre and drafting a right guard.

    >>>>

    Hear hear! Or better yet draft a LT and convert him to RT.

    The RT’s in college can be pretty bad.

  • Gdog

    New o-line coach + LT from A&M + Wiz back to LG + FA center + move Cooper back to RG + Veldheer to RT + drop the ZBS = much better 2013 for everyone on the offensive side of the ball.
    >>>>

    Not if you watched the holes Veldheer and Wiz created for McF last year.

  • alex7

    You shouldn’t draft O-linemen high in the first round.

    Steelers, Bears, Ravens, and Packers get it done annually with rag-tag mix of guys at O-line and a low 1st-rounder once in a while.

    Top-10 picks have to become Luck, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson, Von Miller, Julio Jones, AJ Green…

    that’s what turns franchises around. Not Jake Longs or Joe Thomases.

  • alex7

    Chiefs have spent a fortune of 1st-round picks on O-line and D-line. They are a decade behind the times.

    It’s a QB/WR/DC league with the new rules. Do what the Bengals, Bucs, Vikings did. Invest at QB/RB/WR.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    just watched bo run over steve atwater…lmao hiw atwaterhit okoye…= different results

  • DKnight007

    702.Dakota Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 11:44 am
    697.DKnight007 Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 11:40 am
    693.neilb Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 11:38 am
    Reading some were saying draft a new left tackle.

    I’d go with the idea of moving Wiz back to left guard,picking up the best free agent centre and drafting a right guard.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Exactly. Draft a Center and then move Wiz back to LG and let Bergstrom play RT next year.

    ++++++++++++++++++

    New o-line coach + LT from A&M + Wiz back to LG + FA center + move Cooper back to RG + Veldheer to RT + drop the ZBS = much better 2013 for everyone on the offensive side of the ball.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    I don’t want to waste a top 5 pick on a LT, when this team needs serious help on the Defensive side of the ball.

    The problem with the offense this year was the switch to a crappy offensive system and the hiring of Knapp as OC. Not resigning Satele was a mistake also.

  • http://www.safc.com/the-club/stadium/about-the-stadium-of-light neilb

    What makes good O-lines work is the fact that they have played with each other for years.

    We not only have new players every year but change the positions of players we keep.

  • Dakota

    706.alex7 Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Chiefs have spent a fortune of 1st-round picks on O-line and D-line. They are a decade behind the times.

    It’s a QB/WR/DC league with the new rules. Do what the Bengals, Bucs, Vikings did. Invest at QB/RB/WR.

    +++++++++++++++++++

    This draft doesn’t have those tyope of players in it. At the top there is a good tackle, a good DT, and some pass rushing DEs.

    Get with the program.

  • http://www.safc.com/the-club/stadium/about-the-stadium-of-light neilb

    …….and of cause new coaches and game plans.

  • Jackie Bibby

    We have no pro bowlers because theyve all REGERSSED under DA. Fire DA NOW!!!

  • JR77

    This team should trade down for multiple picks if we get a top 3 pick. Get a stud DE in the first and the best OL available in the 2nd. In FA go after Malauga, Bowe, Jennings and a starting corner.

  • JR77

    706.alex7 Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Chiefs have spent a fortune of 1st-round picks on O-line and D-line. They are a decade behind the times.

    It’s a QB/WR/DC league with the new rules. Do what the Bengals, Bucs, Vikings did. Invest at QB/RB/WR.

    —————

    Every draft is different, there are no Peyton Mannings, Calvin Johnsons or Adrian Petersons this year. A team like the Raiders needs to build the lines badly. Already have a serviceable QB, RB & WR’s. Just need to change the OC and maybe go after a veteran WR like Bowe or Jennings in FA.

  • DKnight007

    713.JR77 Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 11:53 am
    This team should trade down for multiple picks if we get a top 3 pick. Get a stud DE in the first and the best OL available in the 2nd. In FA go after Malauga, Bowe, Jennings and a starting corner.

    ^^^^^^^
    They do need to trade down if they can. They don’t have a 2nd or a 5th rounder this year.

    If McK doesn’t trade down from that top 3 pick, then I’m sure he will trade down from his 3rd rounder to get more picks.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    bring back james jett!

  • DJ Johnny

    This is all so simple and transparent. Those who are just content and satisfied that Al is gone and that we now have the media’s approval that we are doing things “the right way”… are fine with a long rebuild process and very understanding and forgiving of Reggie and DA. Then…when it comes to Palmer, all their pragmatic, sound reasoning and analysis goes out the window. “Palmer blew the season for us” they say w/o giving any slack.

    So, Reggie and DA get a break for having a talentless team they inherited, yet Palmer is supposed to overcome that same “talentless” team and be Superman.

    Be honest. It comes down to if you like Reggie and DA you’ll load us up with excuses and if you don’t like Palmer you’ll offer no slack at all.

    Even the most even handed, sound, pragmatic, “tell it like it is” posters can’t resist themselves, and the personal bias shines through everytime.

  • Dhidee99

    All I know is Palmer had 14 int’s 7 fumbles and 22 touchdowns. 21 turnovers is hard to overlook for me.I remember alot of you were saying things like is a franchise Qb how many still believe that? Just food for thought.

  • JR77

    718.Dhidee99 Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    All I know is Palmer had 14 int’s 7 fumbles and 22 touchdowns. 21 turnovers is hard to overlook for me.I remember alot of you were saying things like is a franchise Qb how many still believe that? Just food for thought.

    —————–

    Wow didn’t realize he had 7 fumbles…that’s a crapload…that’s not a fluke, that’s a serious fumble problem right there, also an indicator of a crappy oline too.

  • Dakota

    new post

  • JR77

    715.DKnight007 Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    713.JR77 Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 11:53 am
    This team should trade down for multiple picks if we get a top 3 pick. Get a stud DE in the first and the best OL available in the 2nd. In FA go after Malauga, Bowe, Jennings and a starting corner.

    ^^^^^^^
    They do need to trade down if they can. They don’t have a 2nd or a 5th rounder this year.

    If McK doesn’t trade down from that top 3 pick, then I’m sure he will trade down from his 3rd rounder to get more picks.

    ————

    Question will be, is there a team out there willing to do it, its kind of a weak draft for QB’s, RB’s and WR’s. Teams usually trade up to get a franchise QB like RGIII or stud WR like Julio Jones. There aren’t any of those coming out I don’t think.

  • DKnight007

    379.Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 5:47 am
    Cardinals would be a viable trade partner, they may try to rebottle the few years they got out of Warner.

    Still think the Jets would be very much in the mix as well. Think they keep Rex and give him one year without Sanchez to see what he can do.

    As far as Palmer’s trade value? Don’t think we can get a early 2nd (where those teams would be drafting) straight up for him, so we would have to package a late pick with it just to sweeten the pot.

    Palmer and a 6th, for a 2nd type thing.

    Greater chance, IMO, of trading Palmer then trading back in the first round.

    ^^^^^^^^
    I think CP can he had for a 3rd rounder for sure. However, who the heck is going to replace him?

    Watch Flor St QB EJ Manuels stock start to shoot up in this draft.

  • DKnight007

    721.JR77 Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    715.DKnight007 Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    713.JR77 Says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 11:53 am
    This team should trade down for multiple picks if we get a top 3 pick. Get a stud DE in the first and the best OL available in the 2nd. In FA go after Malauga, Bowe, Jennings and a starting corner.

    ^^^^^^^
    They do need to trade down if they can. They don’t have a 2nd or a 5th rounder this year.

    If McK doesn’t trade down from that top 3 pick, then I’m sure he will trade down from his 3rd rounder to get more picks.

    ————

    Question will be, is there a team out there willing to do it, its kind of a weak draft for QB’s, RB’s and WR’s. Teams usually trade up to get a franchise QB like RGIII or stud WR like Julio Jones. There aren’t any of those coming out I don’t think.

    ^^^^^^^
    Nope. No player worth trading up for, unless a team falls in love with Geno Smith.