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Reece headed to Hawaii

Raiders fullback Marcel Reece is on his way to Hawaii as the team’s lone representative as a result of the Baltimore Ravens advancing to the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Reece was a first alternate, and he parlayed that into a spot on the AFC roster when Ravens fullback Vonta Leach qualified for the Super Bowl.
Leach was the AFC’s fullback when the voting from coaches, players and fans ended. Naturally, he has a rather more-pressing engagement two weeks from today.
Leach will be preparing for the Super Bowl in New Orleans the next two weeks, which means Reece is needed to fill the void in Hawaii.
This is Reece’s first Pro Bowl appearance. The Raiders didn’t have any players selected to this year’s team in the voting.

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  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I like DE D Jones (UCLA), OLB Jamie Collins (S. Miss) and CB J Poyer (Oregon st).

  • Priesttj12

    This draft may not be deep but it has everything we need in abundance. It’s a matter of getting players in and coaching them up so the can produce.

    I think both Criner and Streater will be longterm answers at the WR position along with Ford, Moore and DHB while they are very young they are extremely talented. I was a huge Criner fan until I saw his 40 time. You could’ve switched positions and drafted Streater and gotten Crinder as an UDFA and looked just as smart.

    Okafor isn’t getting the run the others are but IMO he is exactly what we need on 3rd and long.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:33 am
    just read olson interview…guy doesnt seem to have his heart in it…asked what attractedhim to the job…answered its one of 32 jobs in the world…i get another chance at it. asked about the talent…never mentioned one receiver…asked about the impression of the raiders…speed, size and talent…think they still have some of those things…

    thanks reggie for getting rid of some of those things.
    *******************************

    “If your heart isnt in it…why wouldnt ya tell me soooooooooo?”

  • Priesttj12

    DJones needs to add some technigue to his rush he tries to overpower everybody and you cannot win like that. He needs to learn to use his hands much better.

  • oklahomaRaider18

    That Jones kid from UCLA looks good.

  • mcfadden20.

    Gdog Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I understand what you’re saying but the teams who playing right now, also have top D’s , if Ravens had only average D Pats would have put up 50 on them,

    >>>>

    The Ravens were HORRIBLE on defense early this season. They got some key players back and then started COACHING things up to SB quality.

    Defense is having a few impact players and COACHING.

    We saw this at the end of the year, our crap players were getting coached up finally.. and looked fine. I was going “Where was THIS all season.”

    Look at how SF drafted… you would guess it was all defense right? Nope.. their first two picks 4 of the last 6 years was OFFENSE. Then they picked a player on defense in the third round. They followed the blueprint.

    Draft offense the first two rounds and then plug in some players on defense in the third round.

    They have impact players, Willis is a top MLB in the league, Aaron Smith is one of the best 3-4 End in the biz, Aldon smith is top 3 sack getter, Linebacker crew is the best in the league, Raverns have Ed Reed, Lewis, Ngata, Suggs, all those guys were top picks

  • Gdog

    mcfadden20. Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Above average O, Good-gREAT D, Good-great O and above average D, both can take you to the playoffs, right now i would say our O is average and our D is invisible –

    Drafting a rt, getting a Wr, might put us in good range, but if your D is invisible your team isn’t going anywhere either, so we need to get decent DE or 2 a decent MLB a D FS, to atleast make it average/above average

    >>>>

    Defense can be improved with COACHING. We saw that ourselves this past year. It took a long time.. but the defense looked fine by week 12. It saved DA and Tarvers job!

    Offense needs PLAYERS. Especially on the line. Draft offense first two picks, then start filling in with COACH-ABLE defensive players. Underachieving college players that can be coached up. Just MHO, and I think this is how the modern NFL is drafting.

  • DJ Johnny

    mcfadden20. Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:21 am
    DJ Johnny Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I wonder how much of that Cutler deal actually has led to the Bronco resurgence (outside of Manning of course)?

    Broncos were able to use those extra 1st round picks to get Robert Ayres and Demaryous Thomas…also Knowshon Moreno and Tebow.

    Not a bad deal for Denver even if u exclude Tebow.

    ==

    getting Von Miller helped , after they s9cked with Josh Mcdan

    Right. I was talking specifically about what Denver got as a result of the Cutler trade. Those 1st’s we’re in 2009, 2010.

  • inonewordraider

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:36 am
    story is old. We visited it several years ago on this blog. Had to dig to find it then, it’ll be much easier to google now. And other Raiders have verified that the game plan was changed. Sabotage, who knows? Brown said, “That can be my opinion, but I can’t say for a fact that that’s what his plan was, to sabotage the Super Bowl”.
    Al Davis was accessible to players and was undoubtedly aware of the change. So, either he wasn’t a meddler (on offense, anyway) and said, “You’re the coach. It’s your call” or he actually instigated the change. I don’t think he meddled. He probably thought Callahan made a bad decision, Barrett Robbins went AWOL, and it was one of those games that gets away from you and snowballs out of control. He did keep him as head coach the following year. Our offense had flourished with Callahan as OC.
    We did come out passing, and being down 17 pts. at halftime stuck with it. I mean, really stuck with it. See link. Hindsight’s wonderful, but I do remember, even in the second half, yelling “Run the damn ball”. In a bar on Isla Mujares off the Yucatan Penninsula as the lone Raider fan.

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/200301260rai.htm
    **************************

    Timmy is the best ever…..but timmy…bruh you leaving out vital info not giving entire story. Foul play was already in the works and anyone with a brain doesnt believe the official story

    Yes we know powers that be went above and beyond to screw Al
    _____________
    dang change the gameplan a couple days before the game, never heard of that….

  • Al_is_theraiders

    talks about pryor as “down the road….” i have a feeling pryor will be here long after olson…

  • guest123

    Defense did tighten up in the final quarter of the season. But it was facing a bunch of also ran teams out of the playoff hunt by then. Who’s to say it wasn’t a mirage? I won’t say that it was and I won’t say it wasn’t. Just that it was too little too late and it should not have been enough to save either Tarver or DA from the firing line.

  • Gdog

    They have impact players, Willis is a top MLB in the league, Aaron Smith is one of the best 3-4 End in the biz, Aldon smith is top 3 sack getter, Linebacker crew is the best in the league, Raverns have Ed Reed, Lewis, Ngata, Suggs, all those guys were top picks

    >>>>>

    You miss the point. WIllis was about the only defensive player SF drafted the last six years in the top two rounds.

    Balt didn’t start winning until they drafted Flacco and Rice with their first two picks in 2008.. then they added Oher the next year.

  • Gdog

    guest123 Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Defense did tighten up in the final quarter of the season. But it was facing a bunch of also ran teams out of the playoff hunt by then. Who’s to say it wasn’t a mirage?

    >>>>

    Possible, but KC was in the top 2? in rushing coming in and we shut them down COLD.

    And the way the team was staying in gaps and blowing up the line was evident in all four of our last games.

    Defense can be coached up. And a great offense can make it even better. I simply think we are closer to a GREAT offense next year than a good defense.

    A great offense makes the playoffs almost every year.

    A good defense and a mediocre offense is usually 8-8, 7-9 EVERY year.

    I want playoffs next year!!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Priesttj12 Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:39 am
    DJones needs to add some technigue to his rush he tries to overpower everybody and you cannot win like that. He needs to learn to use his hands much better.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    According to M Mayock, he has been talking martial arts classes to improve his hand work.
    Looks good in the SR bowl.

  • hwnrdr

    What’s up. O?

  • Gdog

    Oh look.. Mistics sock-puppets are trying to change the subject to Pryor again! I think I will check back later because it almost always works… see ya all later…

  • Priesttj12

    I wrote an extensive post earlier that didn’t post because my computer locked up.It was concerning Tim Brown and what I know about the alleged sabotage of Callahan. Some think it’s all a hoax, I’m here to tell ya’ Tim Brown is telling the truth. Now as far as Grudens connection we’ve always suspected it.

    I’ll try I had personal experiences with BRobb before Gruden left concerning his alcohol issues and Gruden had BRobb under heavy scrutiny and would penalize him if he was caught drinking. Gruden knew of his bi-polar issues as well.

    When BRob went AWOL a lot of people including myself thought Gruden somehow was connected. Maybe not directly but because of how hard he had been on BRobb concerning that a lot of people thought he was connected. Why Cally did what he did was a mystery at the time. Because 2 years earlier we had dominated the Bucs by running straight at Sapp with BRobb and we dominated Sapp to the tune of a 45-0 score. We ran all day straight at him and he couldn’t stop us because of BRobb. And it was set we were going to do the same thing and all of a sudden the gameplan changed late in the week when we would not have time to be nearly as effective knowing if we stuck with the gameplan to throw their DE’s would be most effective. The bets chance to win was to run at Sapp.

    Someone with enough enfluence got to Callahan and he changed the gameplan. Everyone will point to Al Davis because their ignorant to what he does. Mr Davis’ enfluence was on defense NOT offense he never bothered much with the offense and if he did at all it was just matchup stuff not gameplan related. What they did that Friday was unconcionable. He in their right mind changes a SB gameplan on the Friday of the game. We knew how to beat the Bucs and we had what we needed to beat them with.

    Call it whatever you want conspiracy sabotage whatever but the truth is it happened. As a result we had to throw and it was disasterous…………period

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Hwnrdr,

    Watching the SR bowl, so I can post my popular mock drafts. lol

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    YO BRAHS, BAD NEWS 4 BEEECH DIGGITY … LIKE, HELLA DANG

    Day 4 here at the Catamaran, me and the Rasta Ganja Krew are partying serious by the pool (Mai Tais flowin whut whut) when all of a sudden my girlfriend Cinnamon shows us in her VW

    Total buzz killer, if you know what I am talking about

    So we go rent a paddle boat and she gives me a fairly dope hand jiggity in the middle of Mission Bay

    Then, on our way to Tony Roma’s, we get in a huge fight and totally break up. To make matters worse, the ho pick pockets my bag of chronic

    Gonna order some Papa Johns to the suite and take a nice long bubble bath in my undies

    Talk to you Nerds after I calm down and spank The Lawg a few times, whizzle

    GUESS THATS WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES

  • dr_robert

    SaintKaufman Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 10:41 am
    Dr Robert, paging Dr Robert,
    You’ve got a call on line 1329.
    *************

    diagnosis: insanity

    treatment: to be ignored

  • dr_robert

    tumbleweeds

  • mcfadden20.

    Gdog Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:45 am

    They have impact players, Willis is a top MLB in the league, Aaron Smith is one of the best 3-4 End in the biz, Aldon smith is top 3 sack getter, Linebacker crew is the best in the league, Raverns have Ed Reed, Lewis, Ngata, Suggs, all those guys were top picks

    >>>>>

    You miss the point. WIllis was about the only defensive player SF drafted the last six years in the top two rounds.

    Balt didn’t start winning until they drafted Flacco and Rice with their first two picks in 2008.. then they added Oher the next year.

    ONly?? Justin Smith was #4 overall pick signed big contracts with whiners ALdon Smith was #7th overall in 2011, Donte Whiter was #8 overall pick signed by Whiners , Carlos Rogers was #9 the overall pick, Willis was a #11 overall pick,Darcel Mcbath 2nd rd Bowman was in 3rd rd, ray Mcdonald 3rd rd, Isaac Sopoaga 4th rd Chris culliver starting CB 3rd round

    Seems like lot of high picks, and has less to do with the coaching

  • mcfadden20.

    new post

  • Priesttj12

    The difference between the two C’s on that team Adam Treu and BRobb was dramatic. BRobb was IMO the best C in the league and he keyed the run game when Gruden was here. We ran a lot under Gruden but under Trestman we threw as I told you guys Trestman is a genius when it comes to offensive football and he often times overloads his players with formations and playload.

    However Gruden knew Gannon’s habits as we all know. But if we ran it would limit Grudens effectiveness to assist the DC in his gamplan against us. Gruden knew to beat us he had to force us to be one dimentional well he didn’t have to force us if BRobb were not in teh picture because that would be the best way to attack Treu just was NOT very good in the run game and Gruden knew that he helped draft Treu as well as Robbins. They way things played out it was exactly what Gruden needed to win that game.

    Now if he had anything to do with it directly or indirectly we don’t know but the evidence is there for anyone’s speculation.

  • R8drinOK

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:23 am
    mcfadden20. Says:
    We have to block better
    =====================================================

    Tom Cable; “ZBS, PBS, it’s football. Block your man”.

    Hue Jackson; “If you don’t have the ball, you better be looking for someone to block”.

    Like ‘em or not, both good quotes. Actually doing it would be nice, too.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Great quotes- we need to get back to aggressive, nasty O-line play. Our guys seemed timid last season.

  • hwnrdr

    Raider O Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:55 am
    Hwnrdr,

    Watching the SR bowl, so I can post my popular mock drafts. lol

    Look forward to it my friend!