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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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  • hwnrdr

    Rob Ryan was finally in St Louis interviewing for the DC job…wonder why he wasn’t hired? 5 minutes not up yet? But yeah, I will bring him back for LB coach!

  • R8drinOK

    hwnrdr Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 8:55 am
    That was one of my ??? Why was Holland fired?

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

    I guess someone had to be the fall guy on D?

  • mcfadden20.

    Linebackers regressed as the year went on , Burris was stopping everything in its tracks first half then he forgot how to tackle 2nd half, Wheeler was get exposed against the run and pass, McClain didn’t wanted to b there

  • R8drinOK

    Dakota Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 8:56 am
    The NFL re-instated Williams? Yeah, I would take him as our LBer coach, and once Tarver falls on his face again Williams can become our DC.

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    Sounds good, but do we want to give NFL officials another reason to throw ‘mystery’ flags against us?

  • mcfadden20.

    Why was Dline coach retained? The Dline only showed up in certain games and that was only against the run game, they never showed up against pass game in any of their 16 games, maybe lack of talent??

  • shutdown

    “Or he’s an egomaniacal plotter and schemer. Seemed more likely to be the first one.”

    Mark my words: talk to those who know him and you’ll find Te’O is a compulsive story teller (yep, liar), and he masterminded this.

    Notre Dame is aware of it, but is in so deep in protecting him that they’ve doubled down.

    Go back and look at the ESPN early interview about his grandmother’s death and that of his “girlfriend.” He was too eager to talk about both–people in real life don’t.

    The most telling thing of all is that MT spoke of this girl and allowed others to speak of her as his “girlfriend,” not his “friend.”

    Compulsive lying is much more common than most people know. Many compulsives have been telling stories since late childhood or early adolescence. It’s a hard thing for the mental health experts and researchers to study because they are almost impossible to get into treatment. When they DO go, it’s because a spouse has had it and they attend a few sessions to save their family relationships before they bow out. Therapists add that the other reason it’s hard to treat them is because they lie in therapy.

    The lying falls into a lot of different categories, but there are similarities, two of which certainly jump out at you with Te’O: 1) the liar tells stories that serve to make him look good in the eyes of those he wishes to impress; 2) many liars often resort to a common attention getting strategy of making their listeners feel sorr for them since it means they can then tell a story of overcoming great sorrow.

    It’s easy, looking at descriptions of such people, to think they are awful people, but most of the time, they’re not. They are our kind and trusted neighbors, our valued colleagues, etc. They are often productive members of society. Their lying comes to be the kind of addiction that drug addicts have–the same reward circuitry in the brain is seen in scans.

    For some, the lying becomes compulsive and as such, is seen by many in the health fields as falling into the same category as kleptomania, an OCD disorder.

    The lying is out of control when it becomes apparent that the risk of the lie being discovered far outweights the benefits of the lie yet the liar can’t stop and often doubles and triples down.

  • R8drinOK

    mcfadden20. Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 8:57 am
    Linebackers regressed as the year went on , Burris was stopping everything in its tracks first half then he forgot how to tackle 2nd half, Wheeler was get exposed against the run and pass, McClain didn’t wanted to b there

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    OK, but with Burris I think he hit the ‘rookie wall’. Expecting good thing from him next year. We need to resign Wheeler. McClain was a headache from day one.

  • guest123

    Rob Ryan should be reminded constantly just how long his 5 minutes actually lasted. Regardless if he lands that DC job in St Lou or not. In the real world, a good job is nothing to take for granted. Hope he learns some humility, but probably not.

  • alex7

    sullivan’s a huge 49ers fan. guessing he’s loving his time over at some niners blog. though it’s weird he isn’t in here showing off.

    Guy has some good points at times, though his baiting and negativity are a bit over the top.

    I just try to be honest. Things haven’t been good for a decade, and I’m usually one of the few in here not drinking the kool-aid.

  • alex7

    Tim is a diva. Easy enough.

    When Bugel was hired, Brown praised that they were going to a “player’s coach” after the methodical Mike White.

    When Gruden came in, Brown praised the discipline Gruden wanted to instill.

    When Callahan took over, Brown talked about finally having someone that would just treat them like men.

    Brown just likes attention. Whines about everything.

  • bank-bank

    I’ve always said it that “Bill Callahan and Jon Gruden were in it together to sabotage our Raiders.Some day it will all come out!THE NON-BELIEVERS BEWARE!After that Grudens coaching career went spiraling down.Tim Brown is Dead-Right!!!!!

  • Raider-in-PA

    Assuming Reggie builds the trenches thru the draft and acquires FA skill position help, who do you think the big splash will be??

    It should be a #1 WR IMO, Greg Jennings??

  • R8drinOK

    alex7 Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I just try to be honest. Things haven’t been good for a decade, and I’m usually one of the few in here not drinking the kool-aid.

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    I think Raider fans are at a crossroads. In the past we have never heard Al say ‘we can’t do it’ in relation to getting a coach or player. Al always sold people on becoming a part of ‘the greatness of the Raiders’. So we don’t know how to handle it. Our identity is in question as an organization right now. This is why most want Gruden to ‘come home’. He is the only remaining link to when the Raiders were relevant. The rumors that the feeling is mutual only intensifies the frustration with our current state.

  • mcfadden20.

    old story, it ain’t going to give the SB to us, only thing it might prove is we weren’t as bad as the score suggested, but what are we going to do with moral victory 10 years after lol

  • RaidingTexas

    Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush) Says:

    Highly doubt any coach would throw a superbowl, including Callahan. Not saying I agree with his gameplan but at the same time there was no “sabotage”.

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    An entire MLB team (except one player) wouldn’t conspire to throw a World Series. An MLB manager wouldn’t bet on his own team’s games. NFL and MLB players would never use PEDs to cheat.

    There’s never any reason to believe that coaches and players have anything but honest and sincere intentions, right?

    And it sure is funny that some of you guys really believe that the refs intentionally fk over the Raiders, but have a hard time believing players or coaches would do the same. Unbelievable.

  • theghostronin79

    mcfadden20. Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 8:57 am
    Linebackers regressed as the year went on , Burris was stopping everything in its tracks first half then he forgot how to tackle 2nd half, Wheeler was get exposed against the run and pass, McClain didn’t wanted to b there

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    Not only did Burris hit “the wall”, but he played damn near every snap of 20 games. He went start to finish throughout the whole pre-season. He’s probably logged more playing time than anybody on the roster last year, FACT…….Boy was doggone wore out.

  • mcfadden20.

    Never liked Callahan, Tim might be onto something, but who cares anymore

  • alex7

    R8drinOK

    Your point is solid, but Davis saying we can get anyone, and actually getting legit players in Oakland, are two separate things.

    The last time we had legit free agents that signed with Oakland was when Bruce Allen was GM and bringing in veterans that didn’t have the “size/speed” that Davis coveted.

    We brought an old Rod Woodson, an old William Thomas, an old and slower Jerry Rice, the anti-Dudley TE in Rolando Williams, the solid John Parella, and the “weak-armed” (to Davis) Gannon.

    We have a GM now who will value those types of players, unlike Davis who just brought us Javon Walker and D’Angelo Hall the last 10 years.

  • bank-bank

    Callahan changed our Raiders game plan on the FRIDAY before that Superbowl and that drove some of our RAIDERS CRAZY.That change caused Barrett Robbins to lose it.We all know what happened after that.BARRETT ROBBINS was straight the whole year until that Callahan made that horrible change.Gruden was in on it!!!!

  • mcfadden20.

    theghostronin79 Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 9:17 am

    mcfadden20. Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 8:57 am
    Linebackers regressed as the year went on , Burris was stopping everything in its tracks first half then he forgot how to tackle 2nd half, Wheeler was get exposed against the run and pass, McClain didn’t wanted to b there

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    Not only did Burris hit “the wall”, but he played damn near every snap of 20 games. He went start to finish throughout the whole pre-season. He’s probably logged more playing time than anybody on the roster last year, FACT…….Boy was doggone wore out.

    Yeah i never really thought about that, and apparently coaches didn’t either

  • RaidingTexas

    Mcfadden20. Says:

    Never liked Callahan, Tim might be onto something, but who cares anymore

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    I agree. The Raiders are not going to be posthumously awarded the Lombardi. But if it did happen, I would like to see it end the careers of Callahan and any other accomplices.

  • hwnrdr

    Conspiracy…c…o…n…spiarcy!

  • mcfadden20.

    AL made horrible move after horrible move post 03

  • hwnrdr

    Well, if it went that rout…it can go back a year earlier when Gruden said that they will never let YOU guys win anything!

  • mcfadden20.

    RaidingTexas Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Mcfadden20. Says:

    Never liked Callahan, Tim might be onto something, but who cares anymore

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    I agree. The Raiders are not going to be posthumously awarded the Lombardi. But if it did happen, I would like to see it end the careers of Callahan and any other accomplices.

    -

    Yup you never know, it might end his career and everyone in on it

  • bank-bank

    Jon Gruden wont coach again because he knows what he did and it bothers him,Its on his CONSCIENCE!!

  • bcz24

    I think Raider fans are at a crossroads. In the past we have never heard Al say ‘we can’t do it’ in relation to getting a coach or player. Al always sold people on becoming a part of ‘the greatness of the Raiders’
    ************
    Who cares what Al did. He had 4 winning seasons since the inception of the salary cap, his way DID NOT WORK!

  • mcfadden20.

    So would Harbaugh brothers conspire to give older brother the trophy out of love, or younger jimmy boy?

  • Raider-in-PA

    Rookie wall, worn out or whatever, what a great draft pick Burris turned out to be. Give us 9 more on D like he and Houston, then we might have something…

  • mcfadden20.

    Al’s Man D was the main culprit, the could def pick the talent and stuff, now only if he let guys do their things, it might have been a different story, we might have been in the SB , with A rodgers throwing to Calvin johnson

  • mcfadden20.

    Raider-in-PA Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Rookie wall, worn out or whatever, what a great draft pick Burris turned out to be. Give us 9 more on D like he and Houston, then we might have something…

    YUP, and Streater on O would eventually turn out to be top receiver in the league

  • Marks hair

    Our lbs and D in general will always wear out. We basicly play two 3 technique dts.. we really need a space eater dt and a rush end. That will keep the other team on their side of the los.

  • bank-bank

    These phony Raider fans saying so what its old news.Old NEWS–hell we want JUSTICE!!Im a TRIPLE DIE-HARD RAIDER fan and I want Justice!!

  • RaidingTexas

    Mcfadden20. Says:

    So would Harbaugh brothers conspire to give older brother the trophy out of love, or younger jimmy boy?

    ————————————

    Nah. Brothers have that natural rivalry. I guarantee you Eli and Peyton wouldn’t go easy on each other in a game.

  • guest123

    This may sound like a consipiracy theory, but I hold that the rules changes over the years, stickum, no more holy roller fumbles, 5 yard chuck rule, defenseless receiver, all the rules putting a skirt on the QB, the tuck rule, etc..

    all those rules made playing Raider football ILLEGAL. It’s a consipiracy by the NFL to wussify the league and make the Raiders play the game by sissy rules. Bring back the old rules and watch the greatness of the Raiders reborn!

    Ok, end tin-foil-hat discussion.

  • R8drinOK

    alex7 Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 9:18 am
    R8drinOK

    Your point is solid, but Davis saying we can get anyone, and actually getting legit players in Oakland, are two separate things.

    The last time we had legit free agents that signed with Oakland was when Bruce Allen was GM and bringing in veterans that didn’t have the “size/speed” that Davis coveted.

    We brought an old Rod Woodson, an old William Thomas, an old and slower Jerry Rice, the anti-Dudley TE in Rolando Williams, the solid John Parella, and the “weak-armed” (to Davis) Gannon.

    We have a GM now who will value those types of players, unlike Davis who just brought us Javon Walker and D’Angelo Hall the last 10 years.

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

    Alex7, agree with you that Al’s last ten years as a GM were unacceptable. What concerns me now is Reggie and DA’s ability to convince players or coaches to choose the Raiders over the rest of the league. All we can do is hope Reggie and DA have what it takes to change the perception of the Raiders. So far it doesn’t look good. We desperately need Reggie to show up big time in this draft …

  • Al_is_theraiders

    reggie is mad at the donut delivery guy…he forgot his maple bars…

  • bank-bank

    Mcfadden20,the Harbaugh are brothers that blood its thicker than water.Callahan situation with Gruden is different.Theres no blood involved.Dah!!

  • Marks hair

    I wasnt that impressed with burris

  • The Big Banana

    Lol, Guest 1285. Well, you would think those rule changes would affect teams like the Ravens, Steelers, and Niners but they still bring the wood. Then again, there were some outright phony calls against our D when we played the Texans last year. Refs in that game practically made it illegal to tackle a Texan.

  • Marks hair

    How many catches did streater have? He looked ok to me.. but overall, it was a weak draft for us, as expected.

  • Dakota

    1258.guest123 Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 9:02 am
    Rob Ryan should be reminded constantly just how long his 5 minutes actually lasted. Regardless if he lands that DC job in St Lou or not. In the real world, a good job is nothing to take for granted. Hope he learns some humility, but probably not.

    ______________

    Jerry Jones came out after the 2011 season and announced that he would gladly allow Ryan to interview for other positions….no one took him up on his offer. I think there is less of a market for the moron Ryan than he is willing to believe.

  • mcfadden20.

    It wasn’t the catches, i think Streater was getting better with more game time, n at the end of the year he was our best WR, DHB , DMOORE were nowhere to be seen, with more experience, he would eventually be a pretty good #2 with us next season and have chance to become #1 year after

  • R8drinOK

    Marks hair Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 9:36 am
    I wasnt that impressed with burris

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    Pretty good for a 4th round pick though, he has some instincts and upside. He just needs to work on tackling.

  • hwnrdr

    R8drinOK Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 9:42 am
    Marks hair Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 9:36 am
    I wasnt that impressed with burris

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    Pretty good for a 4th round pick though, he has some instincts and upside. He just needs to work on tackling.

    Maybe convince Singletary to come back to the bay!

  • mcfadden20.

    Berg was basically a 4th rd pick,if you take into account that he came with the Comp pick, which is at the end of 3rd rd n he had Greg Knapp and Pollack as his coaches, so it’s still a wait n see with him, Burris was our best pick in terms of production, followed by Streater, Bilukidi and Crawford are projects at this time, Criner was hobbled by nagging injuries , so he’s wait n see, i expect all 6 to get better though,

  • Marks hair

    yeah I guess I get what you’re saying they keep their jobs.. but we need some superstars. Some real studs that can carry the jags on this roster.

  • mcfadden20.

    We do need superstars at every position, If we can get a super along the O line and Dlines and at FS that would be good enough lol

  • mcfadden20.

    for this year atleast, to get by

  • theghostronin79

    YUP, and Streater on O would eventually turn out to be top receiver in the league

    ==========

    He was a pleasant surprise. He does one thing that I really like. He goes up and “Snatches” the ball; doesn’t let it come to him. Sure he had some drops, but he didn’t come from the same pedegree as Julio Jones or anything. Wasn’t a top receiver in the country on a powerhouse team. For what he brings with limited experience, he was a damn black-market diamond. Once he gets all the nuances down, and has a year of “Game Speed” under his belt. He’ll be a Big Time factor.