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QB Pryor talks about season, moving forward

By Steve Corkran
Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 11:27 am in Oakland Raiders.

Second-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor finally got an opportunity to play in a regular-season game this year. He also received his first start, in the regular-season finale against the San Diego Chargers.
A day after the game, Pryor paused to reflect upon his performance in that game, his two years with the Raiders and how he intends to work on improving during the offseason.
Here’s the transcript from the 13-minute interview in the locker room before Pryor departed Alameda for the final time in 2012:

Q: Thoughts after watching tape from Sunday’s game?
Pryor: “Actually, just when I met with, I went into coach Flip’s office, he pointed out a couple of things that I did. The flag we got, I threw a bomb to DHB, he just mentioned that if I would have faked it and stayed back on it, I would have had better vision. Instead of a penalty, we would have completed it. I agreed with him on that. Also, there’s a couple of plays I missed, whether it was miscommunication with me and the receivers. It’s just, I haven’t had a lot of reps with the guys, so it’s tough to be on (the same) page. But, just for going out and having fun and trying to get some plays, draw ‘em up and make them work, I thought we did a decent job. My biggest thing is, before I went to bed I was very mad at myself that I didn’t get out of bounds because we could have had a field goal. D.A. preaches that all the time. All I was trying to do was make him miss. I knew because when I was running, I was looking at the clock. I knew I had to get out but I ended up slipping. I didn’t get out. I was very mad about that because that’s my time where I’m a leader. That’s an example that he can show. ‘T.P. got out of bounds on this play and this is the type of stuff we need.’ I didn’t do it, so.”

Q: You got out of the huddle on time, no penalties, no sacks, plenty to build on?
Pryor: “Oh, yeah, like I said, them guys had 11 sacks, I was telling you guys on Wednesday about the Jets and stuff like that. I got rid of the ball well. There’s a couple of accuracy things that I need to fix. I was telling you yesterday, when guys are in my lap, with the flick wrist, I need to work on that a little bit. I need to make sure I complete that. That pick I threw, that’s what happened. Them guys were in my lap, but in the NFL you got to make those throws and I experienced that firsthand yesterday. So, I appreciate it more. Definitely it’s something to build off of. I wish we could have won, obviously, but it’s something to build off of. I’m very excited that I started. I can go home and can feel like somehow hold my head up high that I accomplished one of my goals of starting at least one game and lead the guys like I know how to do.”

Q: Any part of you that feels as if you should be considered for the starting job?
Pryor: “I don’t want to get into thoughts of that because I respect Carson as a human being, as a guy that, when everybody counted me out as a quarterback, said I couldn’t do this or that, he’s the one that said, ‘I believe in you.’ He’s told me so many times that he believes in me. No disrespect to you guys, I just don’t want to get into comments about that because I love the guy as a human being, I love him for the father he is to his kids, the husband he is to his wife, and I love him as a teammate. I love the guy and I really don’t want to discuss that.”

Q: Thoughts on learning a new offense now that Greg Knapp is gone?
Pryor: “Like coach Flip said, ‘You grinded hard learning Greg’s offense. You know that offense. Last year you were kind of getting kind of involved with Hue, so there’s not many other different ways you can learn an offense.’ So, when the OC gets in here, I’m going to be in here and I want to know exactly, I want the playbook, I want to start getting on it. I’m sad that Greg left. Really loved the guy as a coach. He’s a great coach. That’s the business. Coach Allen, like he said at the team meeting, he made the best decision. Whether we agree with it or not, it doesn’t matter. We have a great leader in D.A. I believe in him. Everybody in the locker room believes in him. He’s our leader. Now we leaders that are going to step up and say, ‘Alright, you guys get on our back, and I’m going to lead.’ That’s what we need from guys. We’re going to have that starting in February. I hope guys are accountable, we can hold guys accountable to be here and get some good work in here in February, when they open the doors.”

Q: Do you think you could have helped a little more if they’d used you in red zone earlier this season than they did?
Pryor: “I believe in my abilities 100 percent. Whether I am or not, I think I’m the best athlete on the field. I’m not saying that in a cocky way at all. That’s just the person that I am. I believe I can make plays. I believe I have energy to get guys going. That’s just who I am. I think so. But like I said, we had a good OC. It’s hard putting in a first-year offense and trying to get a hold of it. I know a lot of guys didn’t have a hold of it great. So it’s tough. But yeah, I believe I could have helped.”

Q: Is it odd in a way that you did get your opportunity because Carson was hurt?
Pryor: “I think that’s God’s way of saying me and Carson and Matt were here, and it time for me to show that I can contribute in some way. I’m a big believer and follower of the Lord, so whatever happened is why it happened. That’s where my belief is.”

Q: Was it almost like riding a bike Sunday? The last time you started a game was the Sugar Bowl.
A: “Definitely. I was down yesterday, but what made me feel good was when Khalif Barnes came up to me after the game on the plane and was like, ‘You did a great job. Got us in and out of the huddle. Sometimes you mumbled out the plays and you weren’t sure, but you jumped right back on it and were like, OK, this is the play. You had us upbeat. You were moving us, had us excited, had some energy. ‘ He said, ‘I love that.’ And he said, ‘The thing I loved the most about you,’ and I didn’t really understand it until he explained it a little more, he said, ‘When you threw that pick, you came back in the huddle and you (were like) nothing happened. OK, let’s go.’ I was amazed. It’s funny how guys look at everything about you. Everything. I remember the coach this morning, he was saying, ‘You were talking to defensive guys when they were about to go on the field, and their eyes snapped and they all paid attention to you. They were all alert when you were talking. As soon as you started talking, they were looking right at you. They didn’t even listen to the coaches, giving them details on the next series.’ That’s footsteps, and that’s a blessing that guys look up to me and have energy from me.”

Q: How important is that? I look at what you did when Mike (Goodson) was in the fight and you were barking at him. How important is that for you to have that respect?
Pryor: “I think that’s huge. I think this team needs leadership, whether it’s multiple guys leading or two or three guys. We need it. You look at all the top teams right now going to the playoffs. They have leaders, great leaders on offense and defense, maybe multiples. I think leadership is key because the guys are going to follow and get energy from a certain guy. You have to be able to lead and they have to believe that you’re always in the game.”

Q: As a guy who hadn’t played, was there ever any question in your mind whether they would have your back so quickly? Or was it something you thought would take awhile?
Pryor: “This week at practice was amazing. Like the strength coach here was saying, just your voice fluctuation, just the way you carried yourself, you were different. You were a different person.”

Q: Did you feel different?
Pryor: “A lot different. I felt in full command. I was excited. I had so much energy. I love that.”

Q: How tough is that when you have that much energy and now you have to shut it down?
Pryor: “During the game Knapp was like, ‘Calm down,’ because I was so excited. I was upbeat. I was like, ‘Come on guys, let’s go.’ Maybe too much, but that’s just who I am. I’m a very fiery guy. I love to go out and compete. I’m so proud of the guys that we came back. We were playing bad at first. I’m excited.”

Q: What do you pinpoint to work on this offseason?
Pryor: “What I’m going to do is, what I really want to do is get the film cut up from this past game and see what I could have did better, make some workouts, some drills from that. ‘Cause the movements that I made yesterday, it’s only going to get better in the pocket. But when I’m out scrambling, I just want to see how, just keep performing it so it’s even more second nature. It’s already second nature but just make it more.”

Q: What was going through your head when you were throwing the ball, putting touch on it?
Pryor: “What I learned, and even Carson was telling me that, throughout his years, you’re going to make different throws. Some of them got to have touch, some of them got to be zipped, some of them got to be thrown sidearm, some fo them got to be thrown without a wrist or follow-through. The one without the follow-throughs really messed me up yesterday. Because I never experienced guys in my lap. In practice, you’re not allowed to come nowhere near me. It was just different. But now that I know, I’m going to have my big brother — he’s 6-5, about 350 — and I’m going to have him stand right in front of me and I’m just going to throw. Throw seam balls, 30 yards, so I can’t miss it.

Q: You and Norv Turner?
Pryor: “I swear that he was messing with me a little bit during the game. Even before the game he was like, he gave me some praise and also said, Go out and have some fun. Cut it loose. It was weird. It was a weird connection me and him had. I don’t know.”

Q: Ever met him before?
Pryor: “No, never.”

Q: Might be your coordinator coming up?
Pryor: “That’s maybe what he was hinting at. I don’t know.”

Q: The Norv and Terrelle Show?
Pryor: “I don’t know, but I’m sure DA and Mr. McKenzie will definitely find the guy that’s going to fit and is going to lead us to next year.”

Q: How fine a line between frustration and challenging to have to learn a third NFL offense in three years next year?
Pryor: “Hey, I look at it as exciting and something to look forward to. A lot of people say that you have to be in the same offense. Yeah, it would help. It definitely would because everything would become second nature. But there’s only so many flat, curl-flat reads or there’s only so many reads. You’ve just got to get the concept, the language and I believe, I look at myself a a smart guy and a lot of people view me as that, too. And I don’t think I’ll have a problem with that. It’s going to have to be more urgent now. If I want to have a chance to be able to lead this team one day, I need to be urgent, learn stuff fast and have the footwork intact, fast. And that’s what I’m going to be very focused on.”

Q: Having waited so long for opportunity, was it everything you hoped for?
Pryor: “Yeah, I wanted to lead this team, any way I could. Whether it was a couple of plays or whatever. I just wanted to get on the field and try to earn respect of my teammates. That’s all I could ask for. I had the opportunity to do that yesterday.”

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  • DutchRaider77

    @eastoaklandraider

    What would you give to resign Seymour for (contract wise$$$)? He is a free agent…

  • jesusraiderjim

    Seymore has sucked enough money out of this org. Fvck him and the horse. Our D played much better w/o him and Ro Mac

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Yes to Carmichael.

    Btw, just to discuss alternate theories…

    It’s fine to trade down and down to collect a gaggle of picks, but you could have 12 total picks with most of them in the 5-7th rounds, and fill your roster with them, but you’d be lucky if more than 4 stuck, and lucky if more than 1 became a day one starter.

    Much will depend on Reggie’s draft board itself. If he has Joekel as the top rated player on his big board, a case can be made that he’d be better of just drafting him at #3 and not trading down. You’ve got yourself a day one starter and you solve two issues with one pick by kicking Veldheer to the right.

    Let’s say Joekel is on Reggie’s big board at #1, but Reggie has another LT ranked somewhere like #10 overall. That’s ok, trade down, collect an extra 2nd, can draft the next best LT.

    But say that LT is taken by another team ahead of where Reggie traded down to. The next best LT ranked #35 on Reggie’s board, you’ve kind of squandered a sure fire LT (if reggie believes Joeckel is a 10 year starter) to take a lesser LT instead in the 2nd round.

    And if after trading down to #10 and then #18, to collect all these extra 2nds, the BPA at #18 is a FS or a WR/Slot or a RB, it’s a bit of a wasted pick if youre focus is on building the lines, and we have good enough RBs, FS already (players that aren’t as important as the OL and front seven).

    Reggie has to hit home runs with every early pick. Future NFL stars. Not just above-average players.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    jesusraiderjim Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Seymore has sucked enough money out of this org. Fvck him and the horse. Our D played much better w/o him and Ro Mac
    ==================================

    Actually our defense played worse without Rich Seymour. It did play better when McLame was not in there tho. Our defense played better once Andre Carter got his legs under him. But Desmond Bryant was not the answer in run defense.

  • eastoaklandraider

    1601.DutchRaider77 Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 3:40 pm
    @eastoaklandraider

    What would you give to resign Seymour for (contract wise$$$)? He is a free agent…

    ————–

    Let him hit the market and see what his value is, if its too steep let him go but if he fits in cap wise then bring him back.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Seymour Bush Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    McFadden should probably be traded regardless. He just has not performed that well here.

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

    True.

    He ran the year before this though Oakglen.

    Put little Wiz back at LG and try Bishop as center since McFadden was running with the Veldheer?Wiz combination.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    *Veldheer/Wiz combination.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Is he hitting that special Walter white product in new Mexico?

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

    There you go,sometimes an increased level of sobriety isn’t always the best thing.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Dakota Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 3:35 pm
    ENGLANDRAIDER Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 3:21 pm
    Dakota Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 2:26 pm
    Vegas, I am paraphrasing but is this really your stance?

    You want to cut or trade Palmer, but not start Pryor, and trade McFadden for a low draft pick, and use late round picks on the o-line because the o-line doesnt matter and keep McClain because he was injured and it’s not his fault, and re- hire Greg knapp because it is everyone else’s fault the offense sucks, and then draft a midget cb who is a drug addict by trading up to get him in the second round?

    At least you knew Lexi was hot!

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

    LMFAO!

    Maybe Vegas should go back and live in Vegas until his head clears.
    ———-

    Is he hitting that special Walter white product in new Mexico?

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

    Lol.

    I’m going to go look for whatever the hell it is that Vegas is on.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Well, I think Dmac is the best back we’ve had in 10 years. Michael Bush a close 2nd.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Bergstrom is an example of a early-mid round OL pick. He spent most of the season on the bench, not contributing, and being used for what he really is — just a depth player to fill in at various positions on the OL in the case of injury. That’s a waste of a pick.

    There’s usually a big drop off from the 1st round graded Tackles and Centers to the 3rd round OT/C’s. Guards and Centers can be found in the later rounds, small school standouts who get overlooked.

    While a top 5 LT can always bust, there’s nothing intrinsically unwise about taking the best LT at #3, trading Dmac/etc for extra 2nds, then using them to draft a DT and a pass-rushing 3-4 OLB, then using the 3rd-5th rounds on ILB and Safety/CB, then using a gaggle of 6th-7th and UDFA selections on more interior OL/DL, to try to find a gem or two out of them that can stick.

    Imo, LT, Center, RT we need to draft. LT in the 1st. Center in the 2nd/3rd. RT in the 7th that can back-up Veldheer. There are plenty of good ILBs that can be found in the 3rd and 4th rounds. Plenty of good 3-4 OLBs in the 1st/2nd/3rd (need to acquire extra picks trading Dmac/Branch/etc).

    We can make-do with Huff, and the CBs we have. Football is founded so much on the lines. They can cover for the weaknesses of the DBs. Not vice versa. Focus on the lines in 2013 draft. And can make-do with our DBs/WRs/RBs/TEs. Pick up a FA #1 WR in Bowe/Wallace/Jennings. Can sign some FA CBs/FS/SS.

  • Gdog

    John David Booty Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 2:55 pm
    Reid will probably take Joeckel, he is an offensive guy and Joeckel is the highest rated offensive player.

    But Vick??? LMAO…that dude just got him fired, he would rather go get Kevin Kolb.
    ——————————————
    I agree. I think Joeckel became the #1 pick as soon as Reid signed. Theres no clear cut #1 QB, so Reid will want a franchise LT for the next 10 years.

    >>>>

    I dunno… Philly drafted Kolb and McNabb with their first picks. They both paid huge dividends (Kolb mostly in trade.)

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    KoolKell Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Well, I think Dmac is the best back we’ve had in 10 years. Michael Bush a close 2nd.
    =========================================

    Sadly, Nap Kaufman was a much more productive player keeping just in this century. McFadden really has not been very productive.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Sounds like Dmac is coming back, which indicates to me, that the next OC will be power oriented, not ZBS?

  • mcfadden20.

    Why is everybody talking about taking Joekel, isn’t pass rush our biggest weakness?

  • Myopinion

    Not sure of veldeer contract. But I would think if the move him to rt. Hes gone at contracts end. The money is too far apart. Why not go be a lt elsewhere?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Id take Dmac over Nap Kaufman everyday of the week, twice on Sundays.

    Sorry Nap.

  • Gdog

    GG Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Bergstrom is an example of a early-mid round OL pick. He spent most of the season on the bench, not contributing, and being used for what he really is — just a depth player to fill in at various positions on the OL in the case of injury. That’s a waste of a pick.

    There’s usually a big drop off from the 1st round graded Tackles and Centers to the 3rd round OT/C’s. Guards and Centers can be found in the later rounds, small school standouts who get overlooked.

    While a top 5 LT can always bust, there’s nothing intrinsically unwise about taking the best LT at #3, trading Dmac/etc for extra 2nds, then using them to draft a DT and a pass-rushing 3-4 OLB, then using the 3rd-5th rounds on ILB and Safety/CB, then using a gaggle of 6th-7th and UDFA selections on more interior OL/DL, to try to find a gem or two out of them that can stick.

    Imo, LT, Center, RT we need to draft. LT in the 1st. Center in the 2nd/3rd. RT in the 7th that can back-up Veldheer. There are plenty of good ILBs that can be found in the 3rd and 4th rounds. Plenty of good 3-4 OLBs in the 1st/2nd/3rd (need to acquire extra picks trading Dmac/Branch/etc).

    We can make-do with Huff, and the CBs we have. Football is founded so much on the lines. They can cover for the weaknesses of the DBs. Not vice versa. Focus on the lines in 2013 draft. And can make-do with our DBs/WRs/RBs/TEs. Pick up a FA #1 WR in Bowe/Wallace/Jennings. Can sign some FA CBs/FS/SS.

    >>>>

    Great post!

    Kudos

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    GG Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Bergstrom is an example of a early-mid round OL pick. He spent most of the season on the bench, not contributing, and being used for what he really is — just a depth player to fill in at various positions on the OL in the case of injury. That’s a waste of a pick.
    ========================================

    If there is a solid criticism of Mckenzie’s draft it is that he drafted guys that were not really expected to help this year: Bergstrom, Bilukidi, Criner. None of those guys were slated to help right away. And the Raiders needed help RIGHT AWAY.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    KoolKell Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Id take Dmac over Nap Kaufman everyday of the week, twice on Sundays.

    Sorry Nap.
    =========================================

    Dmac is “potentially” a much better player. But for the lst four years or so, Kaufman was.

  • Gdog

    mcfadden20. Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Why is everybody talking about taking Joekel, isn’t pass rush our biggest weakness?

    >>>>>>

    Its an OFFENSE first league.

    We need a premier offense first. Fix the defense next season. Try to win games by scoring.

    It puts asses in the seats at worst… gets us back to 8-8 or better too.

  • DutchRaider77

    1620.Seymour Bush Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    KoolKell Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Id take Dmac over Nap Kaufman everyday of the week, twice on Sundays.

    Sorry Nap.
    =========================================

    Dmac is “potentially” a much better player. But for the lst four years or so, Kaufman was.

    _____________________

    No Charlie Gardner in the discussion? Remember not only his rushing stats, but his receiving stats as well…

  • Twocents

    Apologies to those that don’t give a sht, but this is too good not to pass on:

    Crime Historians and Stick-Up Men (and Women)

    Posted by Thomas DiLorenzo on January 8, 2013 04:50 PM

    I speak of course of the fundamental function of the government police. They rarely, if ever, prevent a crime, contrary to all those phony-baloney cop shows on TV. What they do is show up after the crime has occurred, take down a report, and then use the report to document that crime is out of control but would not be if only we had more and better-paid cops. They are essentially crime historians. As Ron Paul once said, the reason you are safe in your home is not because the cops are riding around town but because of the Second Amendment.

    The second function of the police is to collect taxes from us for parking too long while shopping, not wearing seat belts, etc. Every cop understands that he is a revenue-gathering machine, and that that revenue is necessary to pay his salary and perks.

    Case in point: A couple of weeks ago a small community market about 100 yards from Exit 52 on I-95 in Delray Beach, Florida was robbed. A few days later another community market two blocks away was robbed and two customers were shot and killed by the robbers. The police did what they always do: They showed up long after the criminals were gone, took down their report, and were therefore essentially useless.

    But today they did put on quite a show of force at that same location: As I got off of Exit 52 this afternoon there were two state police cars and several heavily-armed, bullet proof vest-wearing state cops standing around, next to two cars with young middle-class-looking couples being ticketed. Their “offense” was that not everyone in the cars was wearing a seat belt. The fine was $165. (Last year the Florida legislature passed a law limiting how dark one may have his car windows tinted so that the cops can snoop and spy and tax us more effectively).

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Gdog Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    GG Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Bergstrom is an example of a early-mid round OL pick. He spent most of the season on the bench, not contributing, and being used for what he really is — just a depth player to fill in at various positions on the OL in the case of injury. That’s a waste of a pick.

    There’s usually a big drop off from the 1st round graded Tackles and Centers to the 3rd round OT/C’s. Guards and Centers can be found in the later rounds, small school standouts who get overlooked.

    While a top 5 LT can always bust, there’s nothing intrinsically unwise about taking the best LT at #3, trading Dmac/etc for extra 2nds, then using them to draft a DT and a pass-rushing 3-4 OLB, then using the 3rd-5th rounds on ILB and Safety/CB, then using a gaggle of 6th-7th and UDFA selections on more interior OL/DL, to try to find a gem or two out of them that can stick.

    Imo, LT, Center, RT we need to draft. LT in the 1st. Center in the 2nd/3rd. RT in the 7th that can back-up Veldheer. There are plenty of good ILBs that can be found in the 3rd and 4th rounds. Plenty of good 3-4 OLBs in the 1st/2nd/3rd (need to acquire extra picks trading Dmac/Branch/etc).

    We can make-do with Huff, and the CBs we have. Football is founded so much on the lines. They can cover for the weaknesses of the DBs. Not vice versa. Focus on the lines in 2013 draft. And can make-do with our DBs/WRs/RBs/TEs. Pick up a FA #1 WR in Bowe/Wallace/Jennings. Can sign some FA CBs/FS/SS.

    >>>>

    Great post!

    Kudos
    ===========================================

    But as I say to you guys a TON on this blog, positions are not just interchangeable. An ILB and OLB are different. A blocking TE and pass receiving TE are different. A RT and LT are different. RT is much more of a road grader type of player more designed to help in the run game. Veldheer has played well at LT. He is a more athletic type of guy and fits well over on the left side. Conceivably, you could move him over to the right side and have him flame out, and then have a LT come in and not develop. Now you have a big problem. So, you want to move him back over to the Left side? Isn’t that EXACTLY what the Raiders did with Gallery? Moved him around until he couldn’t play any position?

  • Scourge

    Evening, Nation…

  • alex7

    Raiders trade 1st round pick (#3) and 3rd round pick to Arizona for #7 overall and AZ’s 2nd round pick.

    Arizona has to be drooling over Luke Joeckel being available now.

    Raiders can still nab Dee Milliner, Star, or Jarvis Jones at #7. AZ needs to move ahead of Eagles at #4 for Luke.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Seymour Bush Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    KoolKell Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Id take Dmac over Nap Kaufman everyday of the week, twice on Sundays.

    Sorry Nap.
    =========================================

    Dmac is “potentially” a much better player. But for the lst four years or so, Kaufman was.
    ————————————–
    I knew that was coming, Lol.

    Nap Kaufman’s 6 yr Raider Career:

    52 Yards per game
    4.9 ypc
    127 Receptions
    1107 Receiving yds

    Dmac 5 year Raider Career:

    58 Yards per game
    4.3 ypc
    158 Receptions
    1449 Receiving yds.

    Go figure.

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/McFaDa00.htm

  • alex7

    Who were the knuckleheads talking about how this draft wasn’t deep?

    Jarvis Jones, Luke Joeckel, Star, Mingo, Dee, Damontre Moor, Geno, Chance Warmack, Jake Matthews, Dion Jordan, Keenan Allen, Barrett Jones…

    underclassmen making this draft legit for 1st round talent.

  • realtruraider

    McClain arrested?

  • realtruraider

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur

    BREAKING: Rolando McClain Arrested Again In Morgan County #Raiders http://via.whnt.com/ehX0BNK

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    YO WHAT UP SUPER BLOG DORKOS

    The Beeech Diggity is here – your pal & hero – just checking in from the Ritz poolside

    Spend the last 30mins doing yoga near the jacuzzi and got a few hizzies checking out my sweaty junk

    Probably have one of my homies in the Certified Platinum Posse cruise over and pass out my business card

    My card brings all them hos to my yard, whut whut

    In other nose, it looks like KrappyRat is still a Sad Old Troll

    Totally awesome, hopefully that never changes. Free Bro-Time entertainment

    PUTTIN’ THE J IN J ZEE

  • poprox13
  • DJ Johnny

    1629,

    No offense, but that is kind of old news.

  • DJ Johnny

    I was kidding.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Rush Limbaugh: Left will “normalize pedophilia” like it did gay marriage

    http://www.salon.com/2013/01/08/rush_limbaugh_left_will_normalize_pedophilia_like_it_did_gay_marriage/

  • eastoaklandraider

    1615.mcfadden20. Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    Why is everybody talking about taking Joekel, isn’t pass rush our biggest weakness?

    ——–

    The best defense is a good offense, Rams and Colts won SB that way, not saying we will but we need to get the O back where it should be. Carson doesnt have many years left gotta protect him as we did for Gannon.

  • Bart Simpson

    Long time listener, first time calla.. Hey. I’m a big Raida fan. I bet we can win the super bowl. I’m good wit dat.

  • Gdog

    But as I say to you guys a TON on this blog, positions are not just interchangeable. An ILB and OLB are different. A blocking TE and pass receiving TE are different. A RT and LT are different. RT is much more of a road grader type of player more designed to help in the run game. Veldheer has played well at LT. He is a more athletic type of guy and fits well over on the left side. Conceivably, you could move him over to the right side and have him flame out, and then have a LT come in and not develop. Now you have a big problem. So, you want to move him back over to the Left side? Isn’t that EXACTLY what the Raiders did with Gallery? Moved him around until he couldn’t play any position?

    >>>>

    Well look at Oher though. If a person is a good enough player, it shouldn’t matter what side you play on. You adjust. Oher adjusted to the right side perfectly for Balt as a rookie. He took care of the Raiders IIRC. The only reason they moved him back to LT is because their LT retired (I think.)

    Veldheer and Joeckel could be bookends for 5+ years.

  • realtruraider

    Wht the fk would he use a fake name, sounds pretty weak whatever the charge is

  • JB

    He’s at it again:

    ProFootballTalk ‏@ProFootballTalk

    Rolando McClain arrested after being pulled over for window-tint violation, giving false name http://wp.me/p14QSB-6SO4

    Good riddance McCheese!

  • PurpleDrank81

    Breaking News

    Rolando McClain arrested again

  • poprox13

    wonder if he told the cops his name was Dennis Allen?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Who were the knuckleheads talking about how this draft wasn’t deep?

    Jarvis Jones, Luke Joeckel, Star, Mingo, Dee, Damontre Moor, Geno, Chance Warmack, Jake Matthews, Dion Jordan, Keenan Allen, Barrett Jones…

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

    When Keenen Allen and Geno Smith are your best QB-WR combo, your draft stinks.

    It is plush with lineman, super skinny on skill players.

  • eastoaklandraider

    1626.alex7 Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 4:16 pm
    Raiders trade 1st round pick (#3) and 3rd round pick to Arizona for #7 overall and AZ’s 2nd round pick.

    Arizona has to be drooling over Luke Joeckel being available now.

    Raiders can still nab Dee Milliner, Star, or Jarvis Jones at #7. AZ needs to move ahead of Eagles at #4 for Luke.
    ———–

    Why would AZ be drooling? Oline doesnt matter remeber. LOL at this guy.

  • Gdog

    eastoaklandraider Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    1615.mcfadden20. Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    Why is everybody talking about taking Joekel, isn’t pass rush our biggest weakness?

    ——–

    The best defense is a good offense, Rams and Colts won SB that way, not saying we will but we need to get the O back where it should be. Carson doesnt have many years left gotta protect him as we did for Gannon.

    >>>>

    NE has had a horrible defense for years… they just now are starting to get it straightened out (scary). They were still at the top of the league when they were ranked 28th in defense.

    Great point about Gannon.. he didn’t become elite until he had an elite line.

  • DJ Johnny

    alex7 Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 4:16 pm
    Raiders trade 1st round pick (#3) and 3rd round pick to Arizona for #7 overall and AZ’s 2nd round pick.

    Arizona has to be drooling over Luke Joeckel being available now.

    Raiders can still nab Dee Milliner, Star, or Jarvis Jones at #7. AZ needs to move ahead of Eagles at #4 for Luke.

    Please forward this to Charlie. The fact we don’t have a 2nd round draft pick makes him predict a 3-5 yr. rebuild.

    I like your idea.

  • Oakglen

    Seymour Bush Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    But as I say to you guys a TON on this blog, positions are not just interchangeable. An ILB and OLB are different. A blocking TE and pass receiving TE are different. A RT and LT are different. RT is much more of a road grader type of player more designed to help in the run game. Veldheer has played well at LT. He is a more athletic type of guy and fits well over on the left side. Conceivably, you could move him over to the right side and have him flame out, and then have a LT come in and not develop. Now you have a big problem. So, you want to move him back over to the Left side? Isn’t that EXACTLY what the Raiders did with Gallery? Moved him around until he couldn’t play any position?
    *****************************
    I say what he say. :P

  • Just Fire Baby

    Shows you the character of Rolando, can’t even use his name to get out of a ticket in his home town.

    You go to the link on PFT to the local news, and one of the commenters says he saw his Tahoe recently, and his license plate had his name IN it, lol.

    Slo-Mania!!!

  • eastoaklandraider

    1638.Gdog Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    But as I say to you guys a TON on this blog, positions are not just interchangeable. An ILB and OLB are different. A blocking TE and pass receiving TE are different. A RT and LT are different. RT is much more of a road grader type of player more designed to help in the run game. Veldheer has played well at LT. He is a more athletic type of guy and fits well over on the left side. Conceivably, you could move him over to the right side and have him flame out, and then have a LT come in and not develop. Now you have a big problem. So, you want to move him back over to the Left side? Isn’t that EXACTLY what the Raiders did with Gallery? Moved him around until he couldn’t play any position?

    >>>>

    Well look at Oher though. If a person is a good enough player, it shouldn’t matter what side you play on. You adjust. Oher adjusted to the right side perfectly for Balt as a rookie. He took care of the Raiders IIRC. The only reason they moved him back to LT is because their LT retired (I think.)

    Veldheer and Joeckel could be bookends for 5+ years.

    ———-

    You dont move Veldeer you move Joeckel

  • Scourge

    Hey, Beeech, whaddup?