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Raiders re-sign six players

The Raiders re-signed tight end Mickey Shuler, offensive lineman Jason Slowey, guard Jason Foster, linebacker Jerrell Harris, wide receiver Travionte Session and defensive back Akwasi Owusu-Ansah.
Those six players finished the season on the Raiders practice squad. Therefore, their contracts expired. The Raiders re-signed them Wednesday to what’s known as reserve/future contracts.
Here’s some background info on the six players:

Foster was signed to Oakland’s practice squad on Oct. 31. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound offensive lineman originally signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a non-drafted rookie free agent out of Rhode Island in 2012.

Harris, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound linebacker, was signed to the Raiders’ practice squad on Nov. 28. Harris originally signed with the Atlanta Falcons as a non-drafted rookie free agent out of Alabama in 2012, and spent time on the practice squad with both Jacksonville and New England before joining the Raiders.

Owusu-Ansah was initially signed to the Raiders’ practice squad on Sept. 19, and rejoined the Silver and Black on Dec. 10. A 6-foot-1, 205-pound defensive back, Owusu-Ansah played in 10 games with the Dallas Cowboys from 2010-11, registering 28 kick returns for 599 yards. He was originally selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Session signed with the Raiders as a non-drafted rookie free agent out of Nevada in 2012. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound receiver spent training camp with the Silver and Black and was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 1.

Shuler was signed to Oakland’s practice squad on Oct. 16. The 6-foot-4, 251-pound tight end played in six games with the Miami Dolphins in 2010, totaling two receptions for 44 yards. Shuler also spent time with Minnesota in 2010 and 2011 after entering the league as the Vikings’ seventh-round draft pick (214th overall) out of Penn State.

Slowey joined the Silver and Black’s practice squad on Oct. 23 after spending training camp with the San Francisco 49ers. He was originally selected by the 49ers in the sixth round (199th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Western Oregon.

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  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    lol the chargers tried to show blitz and drop into coverage, pryor simply took the shotgun snap looked off the safety on the first read then turns to a loft a perfect pas to dhb for the td!!

    suddenly dhb is a focal point as he should have been all year long.

    both guys doing what everyone say they cant read a defense and make big time catches

    trust me the more big mack and allen look at this film the more they are going to need to admit that pryor must be the man moving forward

    They need an oc that can utilize these outstanding players.

    pryor is also showing a knack for avoiding the biog hit.

    he is blitzed on mot downs but has tremendous feel in the pocket and sd defenders arent even touching him.

    He is running out of bounds and throwing the ball away at the right times as well

    next year im renewing my nfl rewind this is the best tool for watching my beloved silver and black. dont listen to blog tards WATCH THE GAMES AND SEE IT FOR YOURSELF, THEN WATCH IT AGAIN AND BREAK DOWN WHAT IS HAPPENING.

    Pryor was the lone bright spot from an otherwise wasted year.

    straeter burris mitchell honorable mentions

  • boss01

    1897.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    The Falcons one makes the least sense.

    2012 – 13-3
    2011 – 10-6
    2010 – 13-3
    2009 – 9-7
    2008 – 11-5

    2 division titles…then…. FIRED.

    =======

    How many playoff wins???? Thank you.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Sorry Boss01, there is no logic more flawed than your assessment of the Packers, Falcons & Saints.

    Like I said, its not a personl thing… That just makes zero sense, no logic behind it IMO..

  • RaiderSam

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    The Falcons one makes the least sense.

    2012 – 13-3
    2011 – 10-6
    2010 – 13-3
    2009 – 9-7
    2008 – 11-5

    2 division titles…then…. FIRED.

    ========

    its called not advancing further in the playoffs and looking for a scapegoat to save your job

  • DennisAllensVisor

    boss01 Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    1897.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    The Falcons one makes the least sense.

    2012 – 13-3
    2011 – 10-6
    2010 – 13-3
    2009 – 9-7
    2008 – 11-5

    2 division titles…then…. FIRED.

    =======

    How many playoff wins???? Thank you.

    —-

    That logic worked for the Chargers real well didnt it.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    i dont care who reads or doesnt read judge,

    you cant really call my post repetitive of you dont read them, you wouldnt be qualified on the topic.

  • RaiderSam

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    Sorry Boss01, there is no logic more flawed than your assessment of the Packers, Falcons & Saints.

    Like I said, its not a personl thing… That just makes zero sense, no logic behind it IMO..

    ————————–

    Kinda like Greg Knapp getting job after job with offenses declining with each stop

  • boss01

    1893.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:13 pm
    How is it Tom Clements fault that a pass heavy team with no RBs struggled to run the ball when they tried to..LOL..

    =======

    Someone has to take the blame and it won’t be McCarthy, can assure you of that

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Mike Smith’s job doesnt need saving for you to make up this silly scenario.

  • Raider4Life209

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    lol the chargers tried to show blitz and drop into coverage, pryor simply took the shotgun snap looked off the safety on the first read then turns to a loft a perfect pas to dhb for the td!!

    suddenly dhb is a focal point as he should have been all year long.

    both guys doing what everyone say they cant read a defense and make big time catches

    trust me the more big mack and allen look at this film the more they are going to need to admit that pryor must be the man moving forward

    They need an oc that can utilize these outstanding players.

    pryor is also showing a knack for avoiding the biog hit.

    he is blitzed on mot downs but has tremendous feel in the pocket and sd defenders arent even touching him.

    He is running out of bounds and throwing the ball away at the right times as well

    next year im renewing my nfl rewind this is the best tool for watching my beloved silver and black. dont listen to blog tards WATCH THE GAMES AND SEE IT FOR YOURSELF, THEN WATCH IT AGAIN AND BREAK DOWN WHAT IS HAPPENING.

    Pryor was the lone bright spot from an otherwise wasted year.

    straeter burris mitchell honorable mentions

    =====================
    The Chargers sucked all season, better than us, but still sucked. Interested in seeing the same results against a team that actually contends in the NFL. Then we’ll talk—or should I say then we’ll listen.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    im out

    go hybrid 2013!!!!

    peace

  • RaiderSam

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:22 pm
    boss01 Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    1897.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    The Falcons one makes the least sense.

    2012 – 13-3
    2011 – 10-6
    2010 – 13-3
    2009 – 9-7
    2008 – 11-5

    2 division titles…then…. FIRED.

    =======

    How many playoff wins???? Thank you.

    —-

    That logic worked for the Chargers real well didnt it.

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

    See how it works? Especially when your GM lets all your talent get away….

  • realtruraider

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/peter-schrager-nfl-mock-draft-2-manti-teo-to-pittsburgh-steelers-123112

    Tyler Wilson really? lol all of these mocks are for mocking I guess, I saw one earlier someone posted that had Werner goin 24, No way he last that long, he won’t make it pass Reggie

  • Jackie Bibby

    The raiders will be last in their division next year…. DA is our handicap just watch.

  • The_Judge37

    The Chargers sucked all season, better than us, but still sucked. Interested in seeing the same results against a team that actually contends in the NFL. Then we’ll talk—or should I say then we’ll listen
    —–

    Chargers to their credti had a good defense all year long. What killed them was lack of talent on offense. No WR’s, Injury prone RB, and Turnover Prone QB and bad offensive line.

    Which is why i don’t get the facination of bringing in Norv Turner to offensively challenged team.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    boss01 Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:23 pm
    1893.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:13 pm
    How is it Tom Clements fault that a pass heavy team with no RBs struggled to run the ball when they tried to..LOL..

    =======

    Someone has to take the blame and it won’t be McCarthy, can assure you of that

    —-

    That’s like driving with a spare tire then replacing your engine because you couldnt go fast enough.

  • boss01

    1905.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:22 pm
    boss01 Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    1897.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    The Falcons one makes the least sense.

    2012 – 13-3
    2011 – 10-6
    2010 – 13-3
    2009 – 9-7
    2008 – 11-5

    2 division titles…then…. FIRED.

    =======

    How many playoff wins???? Thank you.

    —-

    That logic worked for the Chargers real well didnt it.

    —–

    Newsflash: Nobody cares about division titles if you can’t win a single playoff game. If that were the case, Marty Schottenheimer would be considered a Hall of Famer. Mike Smith is just that. Another Marty.

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    Any of you blog DorkNerds who think we need a new QB have been playing with their mini ding dongs too much

    Carson is the real deal and will usher in a new era of excellence at the magnificent Farmer’s Field

    There is no doubt he can win us numerous Super Bowls and the Pro Bowl MVP.

    After all I once saw him finger bang 2 strippers in the poop chute while simultaneously eating a corn dog

    WHUT WHUT FIZZLE

  • John David Booty

    Andy Reid Vs. Dennis Allen.

    John Fox Vs. Dennis Allen.

    SD looking for a new coach.

    As it stands, we have the worst head coach in our division.

    Doesn’t matter who the QB is next season, if Allen is still here, the Raiders will be last in the division in 2013.

    KC went 2-14 this season. They sent 5 players to the Pro Bowl, and still have the #1 pick. We are about to witness another team with a 1 year turn around, while we are on a “3 year plan”.

    Dennis Allen proved he can’t win with Carson Palmer. I don’t think it’s far-fetched to think he wouldn’t fair any better with Pryor.

    I think we actually have a pretty enviable QB situation go into next year, compared to a lot of other teams. A vet QB, top 12 in the league at his position, and a young, physically gifted QB, who has stated himself how valuable the relationship he has had with Palmer has been. I think QB is the LEAST of our concerns, and that goes for ALL positions on the roster.

    Without a coach that knows what he’s doing, the QB situation won’t even matter.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Did you just “newsflash” me.. LOL.. WOW.

    Anyway, agreee to disagree.

  • boss01

    And after smoking DAV, Im out

  • RaiderSam

    John David Booty Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    Andy Reid Vs. Dennis Allen.

    John Fox Vs. Dennis Allen.

    SD looking for a new coach.

    As it stands, we have the worst head coach in our division.

    Doesn’t matter who the QB is next season, if Allen is still here, the Raiders will be last in the division in 2013.

    KC went 2-14 this season. They sent 5 players to the Pro Bowl, and still have the #1 pick. We are about to witness another team with a 1 year turn around, while we are on a “3 year plan”.

    Dennis Allen proved he can’t win with Carson Palmer. I don’t think it’s far-fetched to think he wouldn’t fair any better with Pryor.

    I think we actually have a pretty enviable QB situation go into next year, compared to a lot of other teams. A vet QB, top 12 in the league at his position, and a young, physically gifted QB, who has stated himself how valuable the relationship he has had with Palmer has been. I think QB is the LEAST of our concerns, and that goes for ALL positions on the roster.

    Without a coach that knows what he’s doing, the QB situation won’t even matter.

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

    i think his role is like any other DC …. play defense well enough to win when your backs against the wall and have enough playmakers on offense to win in the clutch.

    once they get past the cap issues, its finding the Rod Streaters on defense, and getting more sacks, pressures and turnovers.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    You were out the moment you began to type. :)

  • http://ibabuss.com antispy3

    Wow. . .so much to ponder. . .but the silver lining is this is where the fun begins; the Raiders finally have chips @ the table & it’s up to them how they play their hand. . .

    Remember this, my friends; Palmer got hurt on a roll out, not in the pocket. . .so much for Greg Knapp 2.0. . .amongst other misgivings regarding his offense. . .

    Item # 1; Le’Veon, the stellar Michigan State RB has opted to turn pro. I would think he will go anywhere from just outside the top ten to around 25 as early entry candidates & the combine sort themselves out. . .

    Bell is an every down back, is elusive for a big man & can handle the load. At this point I say it’s time to cut the cord on the DMCFadein experiment & see what team would be willing to dole draft picks for his potential. Detroit (in the guise of a second & fifth?)? The New York Giants? The Jets?

    Goodson has proven tough enough & explosive enough to be the change of pace back. Still has durability issues to overcome but high ankle sprains can happen to anybody. . .

    I like Luke Joeckel, the OT from Texas A & M. But the Michigan OT, Taylor Lewan (too bad Al’s no longer with us. He loved Michigan offensive linemen) & the Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher are sure fire first round picks. If the Raiders trade down in the first & have an opportunity to stockpile picks they could conceivably pick Bell & trade back into the first round for either Lewan or Fisher. . .the offense would be immediately upgraded & the fact the Raiders OL would be so young would align their growth with that of the alleged heir apparent, Terrell Pryor. . .

    Of course this has to be joined with FA acquisitions like Greg Jennings &, of course attention to the Raiders interior DL (in particular a block eater), secondary (CB’s apply within) & mike linebacker. . .

    I like Kyle Long later in the draft as a potential immediate candidate @ OG with the eventuality he would move outside to RT. But the aforementioned candidates are ready to play now & would, in a couple of years render the Raiders with a strong, athletic elite OL equally suited for a power scheme or the ill fated ZBS. . .

    Of course the defense is a different can of worms. The De from SMU, Margus Hunt has been anointed as a slightly bigger JJ Watt type DE.

    Of course the Raiders will need to consult the FA candidates to aid in the overhaul of the defense. But teams with staying power are formulated by the draft & year one could be devoted to the Raiders OL & year two to the DL. . .

  • RaiderSam

    The_Judge37 Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:26 pm
    The Chargers sucked all season, better than us, but still sucked. Interested in seeing the same results against a team that actually contends in the NFL. Then we’ll talk—or should I say then we’ll listen
    —–

    Chargers to their credti had a good defense all year long. What killed them was lack of talent on offense. No WR’s, Injury prone RB, and Turnover Prone QB and bad offensive line.

    Which is why i don’t get the facination of bringing in Norv Turner to offensively challenged team.

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

    Danario Alexander stepped up … they missed Sproles, VJax and Ryan Matthews GAGGED royally.

  • RaiderSam

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:30 pm
    You were out the moment you began to type.

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

    LOL…its all just speculation until the hires really go down.

    good talk, appreciate it….DennisAllensVisor…you made a lot of sense.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Sproles has been gone from SD for years.

    They missed Tolbert & Hester though.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Copy that.

  • RaiderSam

    Antispy3 Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:32 pm
    Wow. . .so much to ponder. . .but the silver lining is this is where the fun begins; the Raiders finally have chips @ the table & it’s up to them how they play their hand. . .

    Remember this, my friends; Palmer got hurt on a roll out, not in the pocket. . .so much for Greg Knapp 2.0. . .amongst other misgivings regarding his offense. . .

    Item # 1; Le’Veon, the stellar Michigan State RB has opted to turn pro. I would think he will go anywhere from just outside the top ten to around 25 as early entry candidates & the combine sort themselves out. . .

    Bell is an every down back, is elusive for a big man & can handle the load. At this point I say it’s time to cut the cord on the DMCFadein experiment & see what team would be willing to dole draft picks for his potential. Detroit (in the guise of a second & fifth?)? The New York Giants? The Jets?

    Goodson has proven tough enough & explosive enough to be the change of pace back. Still has durability issues to overcome but high ankle sprains can happen to anybody. . .

    I like Luke Joeckel, the OT from Texas A & M. But the Michigan OT, Taylor Lewan (too bad Al’s no longer with us. He loved Michigan offensive linemen) & the Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher are sure fire first round picks. If the Raiders trade down in the first & have an opportunity to stockpile picks they could conceivably pick Bell & trade back into the first round for either Lewan or Fisher. . .the offense would be immediately upgraded & the fact the Raiders OL would be so young would align their growth with that of the alleged heir apparent, Terrell Pryor. . .

    Of course this has to be joined with FA acquisitions like Greg Jennings &, of course attention to the Raiders interior DL (in particular a block eater), secondary (CB’s apply within) & mike linebacker. . .

    I like Kyle Long later in the draft as a potential immediate candidate @ OG with the eventuality he would move outside to RT. But the aforementioned candidates are ready to play now & would, in a couple of years render the Raiders with a strong, athletic elite OL equally suited for a power scheme or the ill fated ZBS. . .

    Of course the defense is a different can of worms. The De from SMU, Margus Hunt has been anointed as a slightly bigger JJ Watt type DE.

    Of course the Raiders will need to consult the FA candidates to aid in the overhaul of the defense. But teams with staying power are formulated by the draft & year one could be devoted to the Raiders OL & year two to the DL. . .

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

    take care of the trenches… Joeckel, Long and Hunt all sound picks.

    Hunt supposedly better suited as 3-4 end, and isnt as dominant as his skill set should make him…still learning the game as he is a product of Estonia (Northern Europe)

  • The_Judge37

    Point is we have the same problems SD has offensively that Norv Turner could do nothing with.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Reading that Mock Draft by Schrager is surprising rite now but it makes sense with the EJ MANUEL pick.

    Think about it like the Vikings and Ponder. Before Ponder was drafted he was being mocked in the 2nd round but him being more pro ready than most helped him jump up to a top 10 pick. EJ Manuel is alot more Athletic and has a Stronger Arm than Ponder. So really cant see why he wont sky rocket up boards. Am I fan of a team taking him in the 1st? NO I’m not but it makes sense that a team would reach for him.

  • RaiderSam

    schedule for 2013
    (home)
    Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
    (away)
    Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, N.Y. Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Coaching Targets:

    OC- Marty Mornhinweg/Norv Turner/Aaron Kromer
    OL- Tony Sparano/Juan Castillo/Bob Wylie
    ST- Bobby April
    LB- Adam Zimmer

    Free Agent Targets:

    WR- Jordan Shipley
    RT- Chad Clifton
    DE/OLB- Trevor Scott
    NT- Ricky Jean-Francois
    DT- Justin Bannan
    OLB- Manny Lawson
    ILB- Larry Grant

    Draft Option 1:

    1- Star Lotuleilei [NT, Utah]
    3- Quanterus Smith [OLB/DE, W.Kentucky]
    4- Andrew Jackson [ILB, W.Kentucky]
    6- Tanner Hawkinson [RT,Kansas]
    7- Ray Ray Armstrong [S, Miami]

    Draft Option 2:

    1- Damontre Moore [DE/OLB, Texas A&M]
    3- Kwame Geathers [NT, Georgia]
    4- Andrew Jackson [ILB, W.Kentucky]
    6- Tanner Hawkinson [RT, Kansas]
    7- Ray Ray Armstrong [S, Miami]

    Draft Option 3:

    1- Manti Te’o [ILB, Notre Dame]
    3- Kwame Geathers [NT, Georgia]
    4- Michael Buchanon [DE/OLB, Illinois]
    6- Tanner Hawkinson [RT, Kansas]
    7- Ray Ray Armstrong [S, Miami]

    Draft w/Tradedown:

    1- Jesse Williams [NT, Alabama]
    2- Alex Okafor [DE/OLB, Texas]
    3- Kyle Long [RT, Oregon]
    4- Andrew Jackson [ILB, W.Kentucky]
    6- Brandon McGee [CB, Miami]
    7- Ray Ray Armstrong [S, Miami]

  • RaiderSam

    The_Judge37 Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:36 pm
    Point is we have the same problems SD has offensively that Norv Turner could do nothing with.

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

    Point is Turner is a good playcaller, will have a decent QB, and hopefully they can get him an RT, another weapon (Jacoby Ford) and he’ll have revenge on his mind in the AFC West. You’d be surprised what a good play caller and a vet QB can come up with.

  • papertiger418

    Looks like I just missed the roaring ’20s. I’ll check back in when things get cool again in the ’60s.

  • RaiderSam

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:40 pm
    Coaching Targets:

    OC- Marty Mornhinweg/Norv Turner/Aaron Kromer
    OL- Tony Sparano/Juan Castillo/Bob Wylie
    ST- Bobby April
    LB- Adam Zimmer

    Free Agent Targets:

    WR- Jordan Shipley
    RT- Chad Clifton
    DE/OLB- Trevor Scott
    NT- Ricky Jean-Francois
    DT- Justin Bannan
    OLB- Manny Lawson
    ILB- Larry Grant

    Draft Option 1:

    1- Star Lotuleilei [NT, Utah]
    3- Quanterus Smith [OLB/DE, W.Kentucky]
    4- Andrew Jackson [ILB, W.Kentucky]
    6- Tanner Hawkinson [RT,Kansas]
    7- Ray Ray Armstrong [S, Miami]

    Draft Option 2:

    1- Damontre Moore [DE/OLB, Texas A&M]
    3- Kwame Geathers [NT, Georgia]
    4- Andrew Jackson [ILB, W.Kentucky]
    6- Tanner Hawkinson [RT, Kansas]
    7- Ray Ray Armstrong [S, Miami]

    Draft Option 3:

    1- Manti Te’o [ILB, Notre Dame]
    3- Kwame Geathers [NT, Georgia]
    4- Michael Buchanon [DE/OLB, Illinois]
    6- Tanner Hawkinson [RT, Kansas]
    7- Ray Ray Armstrong [S, Miami]

    Draft w/Tradedown:

    1- Jesse Williams [NT, Alabama]
    2- Alex Okafor [DE/OLB, Texas]
    3- Kyle Long [RT, Oregon]
    4- Andrew Jackson [ILB, W.Kentucky]
    6- Brandon McGee [CB, Miami]
    7- Ray Ray Armstrong [S, Miami]

    ==========

    Brillant. Love all scenarios. just hope we could get the defense to match the NT rush OLB players that seem to fit the 3-4..very tricky defense to run Jesse Williams is a stud.dude was limping, but still playing lead fullback in the SEC title game v. Georgia. Ray Armstrong is a beast…hope hes more Steve Atwater and less Tyler Mays, though.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    As strange as it sounds, I could see Dan Reeves being brought in..

    He was interested in being on Gaileys staff in 2010..

    Just saying..

    Also wouldnt surprise me if Gailey is brought in as OC now that I see him and DA are both from the Reeves coaching tree.

  • realtruraider

    After all I once saw him finger bang 2 strippers in the poop chute while simultaneously eating a corn dog

    ——————————————————

    Damn that boy gots talent Dawg

  • John David Booty

    RaiderSam Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:29 pm
    John David Booty Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    Andy Reid Vs. Dennis Allen.

    John Fox Vs. Dennis Allen.

    SD looking for a new coach.

    As it stands, we have the worst head coach in our division.

    Doesn’t matter who the QB is next season, if Allen is still here, the Raiders will be last in the division in 2013.

    KC went 2-14 this season. They sent 5 players to the Pro Bowl, and still have the #1 pick. We are about to witness another team with a 1 year turn around, while we are on a “3 year plan”.

    Dennis Allen proved he can’t win with Carson Palmer. I don’t think it’s far-fetched to think he wouldn’t fair any better with Pryor.

    I think we actually have a pretty enviable QB situation go into next year, compared to a lot of other teams. A vet QB, top 12 in the league at his position, and a young, physically gifted QB, who has stated himself how valuable the relationship he has had with Palmer has been. I think QB is the LEAST of our concerns, and that goes for ALL positions on the roster.

    Without a coach that knows what he’s doing, the QB situation won’t even matter.

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

    i think his role is like any other DC …. play defense well enough to win when your backs against the wall and have enough playmakers on offense to win in the clutch.

    once they get past the cap issues, its finding the Rod Streaters on defense, and getting more sacks, pressures and turnovers.
    ——————————————
    I thought the same thing before the season started. A defensive minded Head coach, a team that was only a decent DC away from competing, we couldnt lose, right?

    That was before Allen showed he has no knack for offense by hiring Greg Knapp. Failure #1 in his assessment of the situation and how to run the team that you were chosen to coach.

    That was also before the team gave up 443 points, most since 1961. Not a good showing for a so-called “defensive mind”.

    Reggie and Mark made a bad hire. We need to cut our losses, move on, and hire an upgrade while there are plenty available.

    I get it, Reggie picked Dennis last year, wasnt many other options. If it panned out, great.

    It didnt. And now we have much more attractive options available, coaches that I believe would do a much better job at getting the most out of the players on the roster.

    Dennis Allen is below mediocre.

    Dolphins hire rookie Philbin.

    Bucs hire rookie Sciano.

    Raiders hire rookie Dennis Allen.

    Before the season started, no one would argue that MIA or TB had better rosters than us. Yet, those teams managed to IMPROVE this season with rookie coaches, while we REGRESSED.

    Until we get rid of Dennis Allen, this team will be the laughing stock of the AFC West.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Billy Davis is also a name for LB coach..

  • RaidingTexas

    Realtruraider Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/peter-schrager-nfl-mock-draft-2-manti-teo-to-pittsburgh-steelers-123112

    Tyler Wilson really?

    —————————-

    Laughable. Fox is in the bullsh!t business. Just trying to drive clicks.

  • The_Judge37

    1934.RaiderSam Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:42 pm
    The_Judge37 Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:36 pm
    Point is we have the same problems SD has offensively that Norv Turner could do nothing with.

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

    Point is Turner is a good playcaller, will have a decent QB, and hopefully they can get him an RT, another weapon (Jacoby Ford) and he’ll have revenge on his mind in the AFC West. You’d be surprised what a good play caller and a vet QB can come up with.
    —-

    He WAS a good play caller, who’s to say for sure he still is? Because we didn’t see it in SD. If anything i hear nothing but complaints from their fans of Norv mis-manageing the short yardage calls.

    I don’t simply want an upgrade over Knapp, that’s too easy to do. I really want someone who can teach and get production out of are players. I don’t think Norv is that guy

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Bill Lazor is a name to listen out for OC also..

  • RaiderSam

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:45 pm
    As strange as it sounds, I could see Dan Reeves being brought in..

    He was interested in being on Gaileys staff in 2010..

    Just saying..

    Also wouldnt surprise me if Gailey is brought in as OC now that I see him and DA are both from the Reeves coaching tree.

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

    Reeves would be 69 in 10 days…. i dont quite know about that one..but the coaching tree makes sense.

  • cwolfman

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Even if you could TRY and convince me that Palmer was worth what we gave up [he wasnt even close], his play since we got him, plus his contract, doesnt equal us getting very much in a trade.
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    Good post.

  • RaiderSam

    Dennis Allen is below mediocre.

    Dolphins hire rookie Philbin.

    John David Booty Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:47 pm
    RaiderSam Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:29 pm
    John David Booty Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    Andy Reid Vs. Dennis Allen.

    John Fox Vs. Dennis Allen.

    SD looking for a new coach.

    As it stands, we have the worst head coach in our division.

    Bucs hire rookie Sciano.

    Raiders hire rookie Dennis Allen.

    Before the season started, no one would argue that MIA or TB had better rosters than us. Yet, those teams managed to IMPROVE this season with rookie coaches, while we REGRESSED.

    Until we get rid of Dennis Allen, this team will be the laughing stock of the AFC Wes

    ———

    Dont worry, Raiders were within a few key plays of beating Schiano, and his act is already wearing thin among his players, Reid isnt in the division as of yet.

    still very early, once the draft and free agency and coaching choices settle in, we should be competitive (7-9 to 9-7 range)

    carry on and keep it RAIDER NATION

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Which would make me say Anthony Poindexter is a ST coach candidate..

  • papertiger418

    Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray,
    South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio,
    Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
    North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe,
    Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
    Brando, “The King and I” and “The Catcher in the Rye”

  • DennisAllensVisor

    RaiderSam Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:51 pm
    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 2:45 pm
    As strange as it sounds, I could see Dan Reeves being brought in..

    He was interested in being on Gaileys staff in 2010..

    Just saying..

    Also wouldnt surprise me if Gailey is brought in as OC now that I see him and DA are both from the Reeves coaching tree.

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

    Reeves would be 69 in 10 days…. i dont quite know about that one..but the coaching tree makes sense.

    —-

    How old is Al Saunders? 65?..

    Reeves could be a help in some capacity..

  • Just Win Baby

    Phil McCracken is another name to watch for concerning the Raiders OC vacancy.