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Ravens’ Johnson grateful to Hue, Raiders

Former Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson, who asked for his release last season while recovering from a family tragedy, was grateful to former coach Hue Jackson and the organization for the support he got after his sister was killed and his mother was shot in an alleged domestic dispute.

Johnson, a reserve cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens, said Jackson, along with defensive backs coaches Rod Woodson and Kevin Ross as well as Raiders legend Willie Brown, checked on him constantly. Johnson also feels indebted to late owner Al Davis, who made him a starting cornerback at age 29 and paid him accordingly.

“I’m very thankful for what Mr. Davis did for me,” Johnson said. “I love that organization, the organization was good to me and my family.”

Johnson thought the decision to fire Jackson was a mistake, and asked about his observations about the differences between the Ravens and the Raiders, he did not pull any punches:

– “Hue was an outspoken coach, and that’s what you want as a player, you want somebody to go to war for you and talk and let him do the talking and the players are going to do the backing up. Hu was the best coach I had since I was out there. I mean, we went 8-8, we was a good, solid team, you could see the identity of the team. I don’t know what was said, he wasn’t for the team or whatever, that was a straight lie. Hue had the best interests for the team and there were some of the guys in that locker room _ some of the key guys in that locker room _ that weren’t leaders. Here, on this team, Ray (Lewis) controls that locker room.”

– “I’d put it like this, if you put Ray Lewis in the Oakland locker room, probably a good 20 people wouldn’t be on that team, because pf the way Ray runs his ship, and manning up the guys. In Oakland the guys weren’t like that I mean, I’m not going to call no names, but the high guys you’re supposed to put the position on, they weren’t leaders, you talk a good game but they weren’t playing a good game. Ray does that. That was more of the thing that was wrong with Oakland, they were getting guys that didn’t love the game.”

Johnson took in his 14-year-old niece, while his nephew is living with his mother, now fully recovered physically.

The nightmare will be revisted later this month when Esters goes on trial on Texas.

“It’s going to bring all the emotions right back up,’’ Johnson said. “We’ll try to deal with that after the Super Bowl. Hopefullly on Sunday we’ll be able to hold up that trophy.’’

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  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    You guys do realize that if we didn’t have the daily Rodney King Memorial Race Riot in here, there would only be 220 posts. Not 5,000.

  • shutdown

    Hey, Dr_Robert,

    Would you please ignore the guy. He’s proven over and over he writes nonsense…nonsense about football, about Africa, about Western civ, about genetics/admixture. Guys who do this are either trolls who enjoy getting to you or they really are so darned perverted and twisted in their notions they’re beyong engagement.

    Just ignore, please. When and if Cochran and the Trib give this blog a way to delete posters, we have to scroll past him, and it gets tedious.

  • dr_robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    why did the lifetime try to re-write the history of Betty Shabazz and Coretta King?

    This movie was complete trash and false in every way!!!

    i hate how hollywood tries to steal re write and confuse black people history. Unfortunately because of the power of the media (medes) many black people will accept this version as truth.

    These no good devils have done a number on us, and tv is one of their greatest weapons
    ***********

    and yet, in order to cover ur posting as kirk, u claim to be a star trek fan. hilarious. go back to 1965.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    funny but self defense is called racism by …you guessed it racist.

    Dr slob mac turd burgler ian 85 bcz24 jfb fangs and many other have been busted saying racist crap all over this blog time and time again.

    yet when i defend myself people say im the problem.

    Hmmm must be a remnant of the psychosis caused by 2000 years in the cave

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    hate to disappoint but im not kirk

    kirk out was a star trek reference in theme with the rest of that post referencing warp drives and the wave of the future

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    King of Garbage Time.

    Carson Palmer took advantage of his weekly allotment of garbage time and completed 19-of-30 passes for 273 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Oakland’s Week 14, 26-13 loss to the Broncos.
    Palmer has become the king of garbage time efforts in the NFL this season, and it comes after he turns the ball over to put his team in deep holes that aren’t able to be climbed out of. His third-quarter fumble at his own two-yard line helped set up Knowshon Moreno’s score to put the game squarely out of reach. Palmer answered back to pad the stats, though, by finding Darrius Heyward-Bey for a 56-yard catch-and-run touchdown with just over five minutes left in the game. The Raiders host the Chiefs in a battle of AFC West basement-dwellers in Week 15.
    Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:55:00 PM

  • RaiderDebo

    http://m.nfl.com/news/0ap1000000136806/carson-palmer-darrius-heywardbey-on-roster-bubble/

    @@@@@@@@@@@

    Mistic should sue Wesseling for stealing his take!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    I saw the history channel and they did a special on Hannibal of Carthage

    THEY MADE HIM A WHITE MAN?!?!?!

    They couldnt bear the the thoguht of a BLack MAn crushing rome and their gey pedophilia culture!!!

    Sadly the power of tv means many people will bed received by this

    this wasnt made in the 60′s it was made within the last 2-3 years

    nope racism is a alive and kicking in amerikkka

  • dr_robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    this place is acarnival of idiots

    who said mac butplug was white? although he once said he was mexican

    like you he is a cross poster

    what ever this so called multi ethnic thing (myth) is does not change the fact that only black people can produce black people.

    Argue with mendell or geneticist

    this is a scientific fact. There is no proof of any native American so called latino (racist term) or asian producing black people.

    It isnt simply skin color moron its genetic code
    *********

    u called mcf20 a racist and said he was a slave to his master. but he’s sikh. so, ur saying he’s racist FOR white people?

    do u know what the definition of racism is? u use it so often. it’s the belief one race (a fallacy anyway) is superior to another. so u think a sikh is racist cuz he thinks palmer is better than pryor. total stupidity. it shoes ur knee jerk response to everything. and don’t show me his quote about black qb’s sucking. who cares. he was trying to get at u. obviously.

    latino is a racist term? really, u idiot? i coach tons of them, my wife is one, and so are my kids. so shut up ur mouth about what u don’t have a clue about, which is just about everything.

    ur the moron who likes to talk about dominant and recessive skin genes. i mean who gives a sh!t? what does the fact u share a skin gene with millions and millions of people have to do with anything? u think they claim u? hardly. u have nothing to do with any of them.

    what about asians, latinos, and so on? do they have the black gene?

    only a moron can’t understand that varying sking tones has literally nothing to do with anything.

    ur whole life is wrapped up in misinformation.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    King of Garbage Time (cont)

    Carson Palmer completed 34-of-54 passes for 351 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Sunday’s Week 13 loss to the Browns.

    Palmer was added to the injury report this week with a thumb injury, but it was a non-issue. He was able to pad his stats late in the game with a garbage time touchdown, and that has become the weekly norm for Oakland offensive players. With a quarter of the season left, Palmer is on pace for a 60.6 completion percentage, 4,709 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions. We’ll see the Raiders host the Broncos on Thursday Night Football this week.
    Sun, Dec 2, 2012 07:52:00 PM

  • dr_robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    hate to disappoint but im not kirk

    kirk out was a star trek reference in theme with the rest of that post referencing warp drives and the wave of the future
    *********

    yes, the theme that “kirk” kept going with, which matched u coincidentally.

    and ur obsessed with “crossposters”. because it’s ur thing. and u try to throw off the scent.

    ur pathetic.

  • dr_robert

    KoolKell Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    King of Garbage Time.

    Carson Palmer took advantage of his weekly allotment of garbage time and completed 19-of-30 passes for 273 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Oakland’s Week 14, 26-13 loss to the Broncos.
    Palmer has become the king of garbage time efforts in the NFL this season, and it comes after he turns the ball over to put his team in deep holes that aren’t able to be climbed out of. His third-quarter fumble at his own two-yard line helped set up Knowshon Moreno’s score to put the game squarely out of reach. Palmer answered back to pad the stats, though, by finding Darrius Heyward-Bey for a 56-yard catch-and-run touchdown with just over five minutes left in the game. The Raiders host the Chiefs in a battle of AFC West basement-dwellers in Week 15.
    Thu, Dec 6, 2012 11:55:00 PM
    *********

    hey stupid. palmer threw for 124 more yards during the 2nd half than the 1st half for the entire season. so that line is bullsh!t.

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    4851

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    With waning arm strength, an 8-16 record the past two seasons, and stats inflated by garbage-time production, it would be generous to label Palmer a league-average quarterback entering his age-33 season. The rebuilding Raiders would be better off embracing the run-option, pistol craze by experimenting with Terrelle Pryor. If Palmer wants to stay, he’s going to have to take a pay cut.

    http://m.nfl.com/news/0ap1000000136806/carson-palmer-darrius-heywardbey-on-roster-bubble/

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush) Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    4851
    ————————-
    this page takes so long to load I am 12 posts behind.

  • Raiderjambo

    4851. How true!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    dr_robert Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    u called mcf20 a racist and said he was a slave to his master.

    so u think a sikh is racist cuz he thinks palmer is better than pryor.

    latino is a racist term?

    what about asians, latinos, and so on? do they have the black gene?

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

    1. mac but plaug is a racist because he said

    “black qbs suck” for starters. you are a racist because you said. “im always directing my racists rants at someone”

    2. latino IS racist term and should be rejected. latino from the root word latin = european. Speaking spanish in the carribean south america or central amerikkka is a result of colonization and murder. Just as black people should reject terms like negro or colored.

    3. actually there are only two races and it is the human race, (hue man or man with color) and the white man ( man with no color)

    the notion of race is created by white people for the sole purpose of subjugating non whites, Afrikans in particular

    I dont expect you to agree cave man

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    Raiders will lower seating capacity

    Posted by Michael David Smith on February 6, 2013, 2:07 PM EST

    Getty Images
    The Raiders are taking a page out of the Jaguars’ playbook, not on the field but in the stands.

    In what is being termed a “capacity adjustment,” the Raiders are planning to block off many upper-deck seats, CSNBayArea.com reports. The move is reminiscent of the tarps the Jaguars have put up in their stadium, blocking off thousands of seats that they’re unable to sell.

    Although it is not yet known how many seats the Raiders will block off, it will likely give the Raiders the NFL’s lowest seating capacity. The Raiders already had the second-lowest capacity at 63,132, higher only than the Bears, who can seat 61,500 at Soldier Field.

    The Raiders are expected to close “Mount Davis,” the upper deck addition that was part of the deal that got the Raiders to move back to Oakland from Los Angeles in 1996. That addition, which blocked the view of the Oakland hills that was long considered one of the nicest features of the Oakland Coliseum, has long been controversial, and the “Mount Davis” nickname was a shot at the late Raiders owner Al Davis.

    The Raiders have frequently struggled to sell tickets in Oakland, and most of their home games have been blacked out. In 2012 they had only one blackout, thanks in part to the new NFL rule that allowed teams to lift blackouts while selling only 85 percent of their tickets.
    —————————
    Ouch, More good news for the loyal fans.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    dr_robert Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    hate to disappoint but im not kirk

    kirk out was a star trek reference in theme with the rest of that post referencing warp drives and the wave of the future
    *********

    yes, the theme that “kirk” kept going with, which matched u coincidentally
    ============

    if he did that i am unaware

    i dont cross post , you do though you have admitted to it

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    keep dhb can palmer

    dhb is solid and can improve, palmer is sinking like a stone

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    Giants seem to be cutting a lot of players.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    I dont want to hear about a global or raider brotherhood until i see evidence of the practice on the part of those that classify themselves as white

    lol we cant even see evidence of it here thanks to dr slob mac butplug ian 85 and others

  • raidertalk

    At least Monte Poole gives us new content…Maybe he should be in charge of the comments sections.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    keep dhb can palmer
    ====================================

    I guess that belongs side your “can Palmer keep Soup” evaluation. Fortunately 32 out of 32 NFL GM’s will do the exact opposite.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Cut:

    in order:

    McClain
    Kelly
    Palmer
    Heyward-Bey
    Brisiel
    Tollefson

    void Seymour as scheduled

    Raider nation will grow from the NFL Draft

  • raidertalk

    DHB AND Carson Palmer both need to restructure. Neither is worth their current numbers. Carson Palmer h

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Again, as I have been preaching in here year in and year out, it is about production more than money. And for the amount of money guys like McFadden, DHB and McLame are paid, there is basically NO production from them. Therein lies the problem. Not Palmer.

  • Raiderjambo

    RaiderNation things can, and will get better!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    here is one easy way to begin to heal amerikkka

    Black people should be exempt from paying all taxes and educational fees for the next 450 years.

    This will equal the number of years that amerikkka enjoyed huge profits from the free labor of Afrikan slaves.

    This would also approximate the number of years that Afrikans were were barred by punishment of death from reading and writing

    Moving forward can only truly begin when those that are guilty take responsibility for what they have done

  • devilr8er

    Cork give us something-Profootball talk at least has a Raider article
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/06/raiders-will-lower-seating-capacity/

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Seymour Bush Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    keep dhb can palmer
    ====================================

    I guess that belongs side your “can Palmer keep Soup” evaluation. Fortunately 32 out of 32 NFL GM’s will do the exact opposite.
    =============

    not sure how jc figures into the dhb and palmer thing

    32 nfl gms whiffed on russel wilson too, i didnt.

    What is your point bush

  • Raiderjambo

    Moving forward can only truly begin when those that are guilty take responsibility for what they have done.
    True. Problem is they’re dead and gone. It’s a new era we’re living in.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Seymour Bush Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Again, as I have been preaching in here year in and year out, it is about production more than money. And for the amount of money guys like McFadden, DHB and McLame are paid, there is basically NO production from them. Therein lies the problem. Not Palmer.
    ———————-
    Yep, you’ve been bootlicking Raider decisions for years, as they lose. thank-you.

  • dr_robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    actually there are only two races and it is the human race, (hue man or man with color) and the white man ( man with no color)

    the notion of race is created by white people for the sole purpose of subjugating non whites, Afrikans in particular

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

    u are truly the most comically idiotic poster ever.

    first u say there are two races, human and white. so ur saying whites aren’t human?

    then u say the notion of race was started by whites.

    well, which is it dummy? are there races or not?

    and like ur idiotic “semite means semi-white” stupidity, here u are again mangling words and their meanings.

    u do realize that human does not mean “hue man”, don’t u?

    all english words came from somewhere else, and ur moronic derivations from those words to fit ur cockeyed black mus-lim retardedness, are an absolute joke.

    “The English adjective human is a Middle English loanword from Old French humain, ultimately from Latin hūmānus, the adjective form of homō “man”.”

    u are so dumb it’s insane.

  • dr_robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:37 pm
    here is one easy way to begin to heal amerikkka

    Black people should be exempt from paying all taxes and educational fees for the next 450 years.

    This will equal the number of years that amerikkka enjoyed huge profits from the free labor of Afrikan slaves.

    This would also approximate the number of years that Afrikans were were barred by punishment of death from reading and writing

    Moving forward can only truly begin when those that are guilty take responsibility for what they have done
    *******

    ahh, and we get to the root of ur bitterness (besides ur white dad abandoning u).

    u want stuff for free. one of those.

    it was a long time ago dumbbell. and if u can’t make it, blame urself. most people aren’t making it. u want handouts.

    all of the people responsible for slavery are long gone. nobody alive today had anything to do with it. ur not hurt by slavery, u idiot. ur hurt by ur closed and warped mind.

    the world today is divided by wealth. those who have it and those who don’t. ur stuck in 1965, looking for someone to blame for ur life.

  • poprox13

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    here is one easy way to begin to heal amerikkka

    Black people should be exempt from paying all taxes and educational fees for the next 450 years.

    This will equal the number of years that amerikkka enjoyed huge profits from the free labor of Afrikan slaves.

    This would also approximate the number of years that Afrikans were were barred by punishment of death from reading and writing

    Moving forward can only truly begin when those that are guilty take responsibility for what they have done
    ___________________

    off.the.deep.end………

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Raiderjambo Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Moving forward can only truly begin when those that are guilty take responsibility for what they have done.
    True. Problem is they’re dead and gone. It’s a new era we’re living in.
    =============

    untrue sadly

    proof looks at the movie django wewre we are disrespeced with the n word by people that classify themselves as white. that comes form this year.

    look at the flase history movie about Betty Shabazz and Coretta King made by the lifetime channel.

    look at the history channel showing the egyptian dynasies as white and hannibal as white and the sumarians as white.

    These are all new programs.

    Look at the racist trash posted on this board by so called new people that classify them selves as white

    columbine killers were noted white supremacist

    the sihk temple shooter was a white supremacist

    derryl delmond and rice, killed james byrd a black man are white supremacist

    mesrhle the killer of oscar grant

    zimmerman killer of Trayvonne Martin white supremacist.

    notice that all of these kilers are YOUNG WHITE MEN!!!

    Pleases top with the lie that those that classify themselves as white are not responsible today.

    the obituary pages disagree with that take

  • dr_robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:30 pm
    I dont want to hear about a global or raider brotherhood until i see evidence of the practice on the part of those that classify themselves as white

    lol we cant even see evidence of it here thanks to dr slob mac butplug ian 85 and others

    ***********

    how about u idiot? u just said whites weren’t human. there have been plenty of whites here trying to talk sense to u. u just call them racist and talk about chopping their heads off with ur pathetic little machete.

    al davis didn’t give a sh1t about color. most of us don’t. it’s the ONLY thing u care about.

    no one’s buying ur swill.

  • dr_robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    3. actually there are only two races and it is the human race, (hue man or man with color) and the white man ( man with no color)

    ***********

    this is evidence of ur racism. pure and simple.

  • dr_robert

    how many black killers are there?

    u will have excuses for them.

    do u even know what “white supremacist” means? it’s not the same as simply being white.

    most, if not all, of those killers were not white supremacists.

    and who cares about a few nuts. that’s like me thinking all blacks are idiots cuz of u. they’re not. but u are.

  • jesusraiderjim

    The blog just got punked on the way to 5000. We are suckas.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    MR, you’re killing it.yes?

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    You learned a few things with the time you spent as your alter ego, didn’t you? Old debate team staple, and telling.

  • Twinkle

    Dr Bob…..your racist sh!t has to stop!!!!!We are all Raider fans and this is a Black team….it always has been…..Our owner was colorblind and realized that athletes are athletes regardless of the color of the skin.I wish you could have seen Art Powell play….what a magnificent being he was…..pure power and as fast as all hell.
    Two words for you idiot…..Bo Jackson!!!
    Oh by the way…..I am white….not by choice