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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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  • DJ Johnny

    1296,

    I thought Burris did well, but then someone posted a stat from somewhere …some rating thing, that said he was the worst OLB in the league last yr.

  • guest123

    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,

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    Wait and see? He was drafted specifically to be groomed into the new ZBS and now we chucked that out the window. Wasn’t good enough to crack the rotation before, so where does that leave him going forward? Maybe another wasted draft pick…

  • theghostronin79

    mcfadden20. Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 9:46 am
    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,

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    I thought Bilukidi was starting to show up later in the season when he was playing more. I saw his huge body around the football all the time. For as big as he is, he’s pretty dang fast getting out to the perimeter. He wasn’t a “Bad” pick, but a project non the less.

  • Marks hair

    Streater wasnt our best wr.. if you can’t block you cant start. He looks ok. But so did jerry porter.. ill wait and see. As for now we had no impact rookies last year. we can’t keep doing that.

  • mcfadden20.

    guest123 Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 9:50 am

    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,

    **********

    Wait and see? He was drafted specifically to be groomed into the new ZBS and now we chucked that out the window. Wasn’t good enough to crack the rotation before, so where does that leave him going forward? Maybe another wasted draft pick…

    You never know he might find a starting gig in our new scheme, n may end up being better suited for this than the ZBS

  • mcfadden20.

    Marks hair Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Streater wasnt our best wr.. if you can’t block you cant start. He looks ok. But so did jerry porter.. ill wait and see. As for now we had no impact rookies last year. we can’t keep doing that.

    you’re looking for Impact from your first 3 rds, we didn’t pick our first player until at #96, which is basically like a 1st pick in 4th rd, n that player was along the Oline, coached by G Knapp and Pollack, but Burris and Streater did good enough jobs , if you consider where we picked them up from , 4th/5th rounder and UDFA

  • mcfadden20.

    REg will manage to get a pick in 2nd round, he should hit on his first 3 rounds for us to get better, any steals in 4-7 and a few more Streaters in UDFA would be a plus

  • theghostronin79

    guest123 Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 9:50 am
    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,

    **********

    Wait and see? He was drafted specifically to be groomed into the new ZBS and now we chucked that out the window. Wasn’t good enough to crack the rotation before, so where does that leave him going forward? Maybe another wasted draft pick…

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    I won’t make that call yet. He’s not a Joekel, or Michael Oher -somebody who’s drafted and expected to start right away…. I didn’t honestly expect him to come in here and just “TAKE” somebody’s job, but I did think he’d play sooner than he did. When did he finally start?….Carolina? Still gotta wait with him.

  • Marks hair

    Meyers needs a replacment too. Kid cant block.

  • ian85

    Built the trenches and get a number 1 WR in free agency

  • guest123

    I like Rod Streater. Was a breakout player considering where he came from and his UDFA status. But I consider the talk about him even being in the conversation as being our best WR a direct indictment on the regression of the offense. That simply should never be the case that a UDFA street guy outworks and outplays rising stars-to-be Moore and DHB, not to mention much heralded rookie WR Criner. A whole lot has to go wrong for a Rod Streater to end up on top.

  • J Hill

    Maybe another wasted draft pick…

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    Or MAYBE or starting RG.

  • guest123

    I won’t make that call yet. He’s not a Joekel, or Michael Oher -somebody who’s drafted and expected to start right away…. I didn’t honestly expect him to come in here and just “TAKE” somebody’s job, but I did think he’d play sooner than he did. When did he finally start?….Carolina? Still gotta wait with him.

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    My concern is that he was drafted because of his college experience at LT in the ZBS system, which employs smaller, quicker linemen. He’s not even quick really, shifty is about it. And certainly not a power blocker. He’s got a battle ahead of him in this new system.

  • Marks hair

    1306. I know.. thats why i said our weak draft was expected..
    but this year’s different, we have a high first round pick and we should be able to get a star player. at least 1 impact player. anything else is a major setback.

  • J Hill

    Either you can play or you can’t.

    Streater looked like our best WR since camp.

    DHB was not a “rising star”. I think that kill shot he took impacted his season more that the “scheme”.

    Running wrong routes and dropping balls is not scheme related.

  • guest123

    Cooper, Bresiel and Barnes can take a hike already. So there should be openings for the young guys to compete and earn one of those spots.

  • theghostronin79

    guest123 Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 am
    I like Rod Streater. Was a breakout player considering where he came from and his UDFA status. But I consider the talk about him even being in the conversation as being our best WR a direct indictment on the regression of the offense. That simply should never be the case that a UDFA street guy outworks and outplays rising stars-to-be Moore and DHB, not to mention much heralded rookie WR Criner. A whole lot has to go wrong for a Rod Streater to end up on top.

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    All true. Except Criner didn’t get a fair evaluation. He was hurt in camp, and it lingered all year. He came in the game late -in certain situations- and delivered. 2pt conversion against Tampa, Jumped into a Red zone situation (forget which game) and hauled in a TD. We need him to put together a complete season, but I think he’ll be a contributer. Moore absolutely face planted last year, and DHB…Well, he’s DHB.

  • JT

    So we got Greg Olson.

    Not a impresive hire given what the other AFC West team did.

    I hope that DA hires Hal Hunter for OL coach, he was let go by SD. hes a good coach. Was hired initially by Shotenheimer there at SD as an asistant OL coach.

    But dont hire Sparano. They let Juan Castillo go though….

  • guest123

    Running wrong routes and dropping balls is not scheme related.

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    at least DHB is consistent.

  • alex7

    JT

    Juan Castillo chose the Ravens over us. Not a shocker. We didn’t let him go because we never had him.

    Sparano as line-coach would be a steal. Playoff teams are full of former HCs as assistants.

  • Marks hair

    We should definitely overpay for a #1 wr. thats if we want to win this year. If we’re looking at the long term we should start Pryor trade everybody and pick up Clowney.

  • guest123

    I hope this draft addresses the defense primarily. We are older and slower and need a huge influx of raw talent and youth on that side of the ball. The offense can be solved or improved radically at least just with good coaching. It’s not as bad as last year and not as good as two years ago. But our defense is as bad as its ever been, and reached historically bad last year. With defensive coach holdovers, Tarver and Allen we need to reload the ammo for the D line and focus in on just that in free agency and draft.

  • mcfadden20.

    CC and Barnes are FA’s i think, Briesel needs to take a hike along with W Smith

  • JT

    alex7 Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 10:09 am
    JT

    Juan Castillo chose the Ravens over us. Not a shocker. We didn’t let him go because we never had him.

    Sparano as line-coach would be a steal. Playoff teams are full of former HCs as assistants.

    Theres also Russ Grim out there for OL coach.

    Being in SD i saw what Hal Hunter did over the years. That SD O line was a ever changing unit, but produced some steady play. Its just that Norv Turner got enamored with the pass, and never commited to the run like a Shotenheimer would. But Hal Hunter at OL coach, and with 24 Mathews running, chargers could have run the ball better if they wanted.

    I would hire that guy over Sparano. What is Sparanos resume? Other that being a Parcells guys, but did he produce a good o line over the years?

  • mcfadden20.

    Too much money is invested in Players. with little in Return, Branch, Huff, Kelly, DHB, Mcfadden (only plays half a year)Palmer (Is okay but should not be making double digit Ms) Rolando Mcshooter

  • JT

    Im thinking this next hire Ol coach will be the most important in the offseason, because last season we could not run the ball, period.

  • Raider-in-PA

    Dont really know much about Olson, but just the fact that he runs a power scheme tells me that he’s already an upgrade over Krapp..

  • mcfadden20.

    need to get some players who give us some return for all their money

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    What a trip.

    The way the qb is being evaluated for dual threat ability has never been done this way, nor have offenses in the nfl been built like we are seeing.

    Dont believe or agree? Dont take my word for it, try former nfl qb seneca wallace drafted in the same class as michel vick.

    here is what he says about the issue

    “You have to remember that when I was drafted, around the same time that Michael Vick was drafted, it was a different league. The teams that took us both knew that we can run and have the arm to back it up but that wasn’t how it was back then. We were told to stay in the pocket for as long as possible then only if it was necessary we could run out. Or they would let us use our feet on third and five’s and run a draw.

    Nowadays, teams are using the quarterbacks intelligence and letting them use their feet if they want. I never thought I’d ever see the option run in the NFL but its been done and it works. I’m still happy with the way my career has gone but I can’t imagine what might have happened if I was brought in using this system.”- seneca wallace

    I See a young newton and griffin in college, and boldly predict that if a team drafts them and builds an offense that uses their unique dual threat talents, not only would that qb and team find success but it would revolutionize the qb postion and football forever.

    i christened this movement with newton and griffin at the forefront ‘the wave of the future”.

    well it has happened, and now there are hybrid offenses popping up all over the nfl.

    So while people tried to point to tarkenton staubach, and douglass elwAY young to discredit the new group, it simply doesnt stand up to the test. As those guys didnt have the speed and some didnt have the arm.

    While some guys from the past would fit the mold, they are named caunnigham, mcnair, stewart, mcnabb, bishop, frazier, vick and few others.

    so i will politely disagree once again with those that refuse to acknowledge what is the cold hard truth.

    The wave of the future is here, and it is revolutionizing football and the nfl

    the saga continues

  • The Big Banana

    Any caricatures of Kappy out there? Seems like he’d make a funny one, small head, big body, big nose, etc.

  • mcfadden20.

    LOL

  • poprox13

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 10:36 am

    blah, blah, blah………….

  • Al_is_theraiders

    criner couldnt get away from the towel boy…

  • The Big Banana

    So Jon Ritchie backs up Brown, Romo calls him delusional, and Crockett says the change in game plan was a result of Robbins going AWOL.

  • SaintKaufman

    Dr Robert, paging Dr Robert,
    You’ve got a call on line 1329. :)

  • The Big Banana

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

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    Please don’t encourage it.

  • SaintKaufman

    Banana,
    This is old news by Brown. Not sure why the media is jerking themselves to it this time. Maybe Brown didn’t use sabotage years ago but he certainly couldn’t have spelled it out any more clearly.

  • J Hill

    Dr Robert, paging Dr Robert,
    You’ve got a call on line 1329.

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    LOL

  • guest123

    We all agree that Knapp was a bad offensive coordinator right? On the scale of 1 to 10, he’s probably 11 on the bad scale, anyone disagree???

    Knapp was resposnsible for a seasonlong PPG avg of 18.1 PPG last year. Olson, our new OC… his BEST year he produced 21.3 PPG. So, where does that rank Olson on the bad scale, objectively?

  • The Big Banana

    Yes, I know it’s old, but its the first time it’s getting any media play and reaction.

  • http://www.RAIDERS.com Back-n-Black

    Everyone say thanks to Tim Brown for bringing more embarrassment to Raiders fans and the organization.

    You can’t make claims like that unless you have proof, otherwise you just look foolish.

  • The Big Banana

    It’s getting play now because of the timing. They’re looking for all sorts of stories in these 2 weeks leading up to the big game.

  • guest123

    Maybe Tim Brown is just venting about his dwindling chances of making the HOF and feels like he’s got nothing to lose, but his dignity. And he’s wrong about that too.

  • J Hill

    I understand Warmack is dominant, but trading down to 15 or so and taking the 2nd best OG might not be a bad idea.

  • mcfadden20.

    Mission Successful

  • jesusraiderjim

    Plunketthead Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 7:27 am
    cant wait to relate to 8

    Ten and Then, 9 and whine, only 8 till were great!

  • papertiger418

    You can’t blame Tim Brown for being bitter about that Super Bowl; if Shakespeare had written a football tragedy, it would have had that plot.

    The delusion, however, is something else entirely. Bill Callahan is not Iago.

  • alex7

    Hill

    I think you turn franchises around by drafting impact guys. Drafting the 2nd-best guard isn’t going to do much for us in the next 5 years.

  • mcfadden20.

    say no to offense in Draft , do you guys watch games? our D couldn’t get to qbs on 3rd and forevers and you guys want to help that unit by taking a OL in first rd ? you can’t just draft any guy in 3rd rd and expect him to make our pass rush better, take DE 1st RD, MLB 2nd (by trade), FS 3rd, Oline in 4th, wr with 4th Comp, DT5th (trade) rb 6th DE 6th comp – OLB with other 6th comp, TE with other 6th comp – OL with 7th

  • JT

    guest123 Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 10:45 am
    We all agree that Knapp was a bad offensive coordinator right? On the scale of 1 to 10, he’s probably 11 on the bad scale, anyone disagree???

    Knapp was resposnsible for a seasonlong PPG avg of 18.1 PPG last year. Olson, our new OC… his BEST year he produced 21.3 PPG. So, where does that rank Olson on the bad scale, objectively?

    I would say Olson is like Knapp, just that he doesnt run the ZBS.

    So, he may be a upgrade since #20 and our OL runs the power game better than the ZBS…

    I predict a very boring offense, alas Dan Henning type, run oriented, with Palmer being a game manager, then going vertical on play action…

    But in todays NFL, that type of offense relates to a 8-8 record or worse.

    The only life saver would be if DA changes QB to #6, and we install a read option offense like the 49ers.