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Raiders sign free safety Young

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 1:18 pm in Oakland Raiders.

UPDATE: The Raiders have confirmed the signing of defensive end Andre Carter.

The Raiders finally got around to signing a safety Tuesday, announcing the signing of Usama Young about five hours after closing a deal with cornerback Mike Jenkins.

Young, who started 11 games for the Cleveland Browns last season and had three interceptions, becomes the prime candidate to start at free safety alongside strong safety Tyvon Branch. The Raiders are listing Young as a strong safety on their web site roster.

A veteran of six seasons and 25 starts, Young played for the New Orleans Saints for four seasons, where his defensive backs coach was Raiders coach Dennis Allen.

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  • Follow the B@uceman

    RediaR Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 7:35 pm
    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5759/lamarr-houston

    See where it says Source: CSN Bay Area?

    Do you know who CSN Bay Area is….notice it says what Dennis Allen said….and you earlier said there has been no indication of it lol

    Thanks now take a seat….How’s Sac treatin ya
    ————————–
    “Feb 24 – 10:17 AM”

    Much has happened since then.
    *****************************

    Sims and Walker…two backups…yep thats sure is alot

    Houston can generate enough pressure from edge….305 lbs…..think about it

    Now have a nice night lol

  • SnBG

    Can’t draft Ansah,,,, a project at #3 isn’t a good idea,,,, and Jordan may be gone. Houston will have to do for now

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Raider O Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    What position did Sam Adams play in our 4-3 defense in 2002?
    ********************

    NT

  • Follow the B@uceman

    cant* post 701…check ya later

  • RaiderFredinDallas

    If no trade down available. This is how I see it.

    #3 Warmack OL
    #66 Barrett Jones C
    # 100 TJ MCDonald FS
    #172 Corey Fuller WR
    #176 Michael Buchanan DE
    #205 Rodney Smith WR
    #209 Jawan Jamison RB

  • Demon Raider

    You can have a NT in a 4-3. All it is is a DT who takes up multiple blockers. But the DL in general have different responsibilities in the two base sets. 3-4 DL occupy blockers for the LBers to make the play. 4-3 DL job is to penetrate.

  • dr_robert

    Allen said it was possible. Big deal. He’s been a DE his entire career. They brought in sims and walker.

    C’mon big mouth.

    Tell us ur plan for DE.

    U can’t just say “we don’t have one” and tell us all we are stupid cu we know the roster.

    Tell us who plays end when u move Houston and draft star for ur precious interior.

    Gutless. Mouth.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Later B, and you are correct sir. NT in our 4-3 defense. MR is wrong again.

  • Demon Raider

    Nose Tackle also just means the DT is lined up over the center.

  • Just Fire Baby

    And LMAO at the notion the A’s just had a quick turnaround, as if anybody they drafted in the last couple of years is on the big-leauge club right now.

    Grant Balfour, Coco Crisp, Moss, Seth Smith, Lowrie = Walker, Sims, Jenkins, Roach and Burnett

    Same exact type of players

  • dr_robert

    That’s what I thought. Ran like a puzzy.

    He talks and talks and never says a thing.

    No answer.

  • Priesttj12

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    Priesttj12 Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 7:37 pm
    Look at the A’s, very quick turnaround. We change managers and voila winning formula.Win the division…

    Same thing with W’s change the front office get a couple of picks and voila playoffs.

    Raiders new GM new HC and voila the toilet………sigh!
    ***********************

    Jarrod Parker still sux
    ***************************
    spoke too soon!

  • RAIDERMAN99

    I notice the talk about the RAIDS drafting Geno has pretty much fallen off the radar.

    Kind of surprising bcz few view MF as the long term solution at QB and even fewer give TP any shot.

    Where have all the draft GS advocates gone ?

  • Demon Raider

    Having a NT in a 4-3 helps out the of the line as they’d be 1-on-1 with the other OL

  • Just Fire Baby

    Beane did go out and spend on Cespedes and did real well in the Reddick trade.

    Deserves credit for that.

  • Demon Raider

    Next draft will have much better QB prospects. Also, hopeful Matt Ryan slips tgtu Tge Falcons fingers

  • Just Fire Baby

    I notice the talk about the RAIDS drafting Geno has pretty much fallen off the radar.

    Kind of surprising bcz few view MF as the long term solution at QB and even fewer give TP any shot.

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

    Flynn may not be the long-term answer, but you don’t bring him in with his contract for 2013 if you plan on taking a QB #3 overall.

    You would be paying them both 6-7 million a year, and just look around, that sure in the hell ain’t happening.

    I certainly think Geno will still be the better pro of him, FLynn and TP.

  • Spewing Hate

    Wie gehts es ihnen?

  • Demon Raider

    Le’Veon Bell, 6’1 and 230…. Good complement for DMac

  • Spewing Hate

    Anybody need any hate spewed tonight?

  • Spewing Hate

    I’m here for a little while so juts let me know.

  • dr_robert

    Raider o–never wrong. Sam Adams played in the gap.

    Hey dummy. Take some checkers and line up ur oline.

    Now take some more checkers and line up a 3 man line and a 4 man line.

    In ur 4 man line, put a checker on the nose (directly over center).

    Now place the other 3 linemen. Doesn’t quite work does it?

    U can do it if u want to overload one side. But it’s not a base. Too big of a gap on one side.

    This is football 101.

    7 defenders in ur front 7. They’re spaced out across the line. If u have a true NT on the center, then it’s out of balance.

    A so called nt in a 4-3 is usually in the gap.

    It’s fundamental football and u clowns don’t know it. And u wanna tell someone who knows the game how things are done.

    Ur embarrassing urself.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    This idiotic Nose Tackle, 3-4/4-3 debate rears up here periodically and I’ve researched it more thoroughly before, but Wikipedia will do for now.
    A Nose Tackle in the 4-3 is not how we typically think of the description, but it is also not wrong.


    Defensive Tackles

    There are two defensive tackles in the 4–3 scheme. Some teams especially in the NFL do have a nose tackle in this scheme, but most of them do not. In a traditional 4–3 defensive set, there is no nose tackle. Instead there is a left and right defensive tackle. When teams don’t have a nose tackle, the tackles lined up over the offensive guards. The nose tackle is generally slightly larger and stronger and plays a shade or head-up technique which means he lines up on either outside shoulder of the center or in the middle of his body depending on which way the strength of the play is going. The nose tackle’s primary job is to stop the run and take on the double team (which is getting blocked by both the center and the weak-side or pulling guard) thus freeing up the linebackers to make a play. The second defensive tackle (simply referred to as the defensive tackle, under tackle or three tech) is generally a bit quicker and faster than the nose tackle, ideally weighing close to 300 pounds (140 kg) but quick-footed enough to shoot through a gap at the snap.[3] He plays a three technique meaning he lines up on the outside shoulder of the strong side offensive guard. The job of a three tech is to: prevent the run, keep the guard off linebackers, and rush the quarterback on pass plays.”

  • Spewing Hate

    *just

  • Priesttj12

    Priesttj12 Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 7:37 pm
    Look at the A’s, very quick turnaround. We change managers and voila winning formula.Win the division…

    Same thing with W’s change the front office get a couple of picks and voila playoffs.

    Raiders new GM new HC and voila the toilet………sigh!
    ————–
    It doesn’t take as long as you people think. If you know what the hell you’re doing.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Two gap DT’s also play in 4-3′s.

  • dr_robert

    C’mon smart guys. Tell me where the other dline men line up if u have a NT over the center.

    Tell me. Where’s ur other DT? Over the tackle? Which means one DE is over the TE?

    And ur other DE is over the other tackle?

    That’s a 3-4!

    A nose on the center with DE’s over the tackles and a standup guy in the TE.

    Don’t mess with me in formations.

    I’m probably the only guy here who has actually drawn up defenses and implemented them in games.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Spewing Hate Says:
    I’m here for a little while so juts let me know.
    =======================================================

    I generally have to try hard to not piss someone off in here, so maybe I’ll just be myself, generate some ire, and then sic you on them.

  • Demon Raider

    OT Ricky Wagner could be a good get in the mid rounds.

  • dr_robert

    There is no NT in a 4-3. There are shifted 4-3′s. where a DT lines up in the center-guard gap, the other DT lines up in the opposite guard-tackle gap and so forth.

    A true NT in a 4-3 would throw spacing completely off. U end up with a DE lined up over a TE and bunched next to the DT.

    Use ur checkers boys. Draw it up.

    No NT in a 4-3.

    The DT’s are either lined up in gaps, shifted to the power side, or directly over the guards.

    U can’t fu€k with me on this.

    It’s why some of u are clueless. U dont know the game.

  • Demon Raider

    NT in a 4-3 typically is a 1 technique. Meaning between the center and guard.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I guess some people can’t read

    Thanks llama man.

  • Spewing Hate

    Arf! Arf! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrowl!

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Flynn may not be the long-term answer, but you don’t bring him in with his contract for 2013 if you plan on taking a QB #3 overall.
    =============================================
    If you believe GS is a franchise QB you take him, regardless of what MF is getting paid in 2013.

    Especially if you’re NOT convinced that MF is the long-term answer.

    Doesn’t matter who the RAIDS take at 3 as far as salary goes. They’ll wind up paying the same salary to Fischer or Joekel or Ansah as they will for Geno, right ?

    You think Reggie would be committed to starting GS immediately ?

    He might actually prefer to groom him for a year.

    Nope, I ain’t buying that MF’s 2013 salary is reason to believe that GS has been eliminated as a possibility if he’s there.

  • Spewing Hate

    P_man, I figure if I spew hate, I’ll fit in better. Really.

  • Spewing Hate

    I fit in better spewing hate than being a fart in the elevator.

  • ohioraider

    Football Coach Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    You can’t judge Reggie on the true team he puts together until all the mortgage-the-future dead weight is purged from the system.

    2012 we had to carry $30 million plus dead weight.

    This year it is $45 or so million.

    That is one third of the cap making up for terrible contracts of the past.

    In 2014 when this is cleared up, the team that is assembled at that time, is where you can start to make a more clear judgment of McKenzie as a team assembler. Until then, he is still digging out from the prior regime’s hole.
    ——————————————
    Yes indeed. He’s concluded that there was NO WAY to field a playoff competitive team with that roster and that payroll. And, here’s what others don’t get: you think Reggie operates in a vacuum? Think he doesn’t take advice? He was told the same thing by everybody: gut the franchise and start over because it was rotten.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:

    I notice the talk about the RAIDS drafting Geno has pretty much fallen off the radar.

    Kind of surprising bcz few view MF as the long term solution at QB and even fewer give TP any shot.

    Where have all the draft GS advocates gone ?
    ====================================================

    Likely getting Seneca or Thigpen. With Pryor and Flynn the QB position is rock solid. Light years better than last year.

  • dr_robert

    new post

  • Demon Raider

    TE OT OG C OG OT
    DE. DT. NT. DE

    That looks like it could work to me…..

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Re: QB. If Reggie wasn’t gutless (?) and afraid of further alienating the fan base, he could bring in Russell for… what would Russell get anyway? 3 years in the league, maybe half a million?
    Debo wouldn’t have to pay for sex for months.

  • RaiderSam

    Very good signing. Young was with the Saints when Allen was there
    Raiders agreed to terms with S Usama Young, formerly of the Browns.
    The former Brown and Saint is reuniting with coach Dennis Allen, who served as his DBs coach in New Orleans from 2008-10. Young started 11 games for the Browns last season. Young is best suited for a reserve role, but will likely start opposite Tyvon Branch. He notched 53 tackles, 1.5 sacks and three interceptions in 2012, so he may at least provide some big-play ability

    Raiders re-signed CB Joselio Hanson.
    The Raiders signed the slot corner after he was released at final cuts by the Eagles last season, and he went on to play 571 snaps. With Tracy Porter and Mike Jenkins expected to man the outside, Hanson should remain at nickel back in 2013. Going on 32, Hanson graded out positively in Pro Football Focus’ ratings last season, and notched two picks and a forced fumble

    lets say Raiders flip it

    TE – Tyler Eifert (3rd), Gavin Escobar, SDSU, (3rd),
    OT – Eric Fisher (1st), Manase Foketi, T, W.Texas A&M, Jordan Mills, OT, LaTech
    OG – J.C. Tretter, Cornell, 4th),
    C
    DE. – Dion Jordan (1st), Ezekial Ansah (1st), Margus Hunt (3rd), Devin Taylor (4th)
    Mike Catapano, Princeton
    DT. NT – Sharrif Floyd (1st), Star Lotulelei (1st), Corey Lemonier (DE), (3rd), Chris Jones, Bowling Green (7th), AJ Francis, NT, Maryland 7th)
    CB – Dee Milliner (1st), Leon McFadden 3rd, Robert Alford, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
    WR – Quinton Patton (3rd), Robert Woods (3rd)
    SS – Shawn Williams (Georgia), 3rd, Robert Lester (4th)
    FS – Bacarri Rambo (3rd), Phillip Thomas (3rd), T.J. McDonald (3rd), DJ Swearinger, FS
    RB/BAA – Montee Ball (3rd), Kenyon Barnee (4th), Stepfan Taylor, (4th), Hank Lathers (6th)

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  • tuckrulefool

    DING DING DING! We have a winner…VERY well said LA

    Smack-on 100% right…

    ===
    Man, you guys are hilarious.

    42M or more in dead money.

    Signs a bunch of HUNGRY guys with chips on their shoulder looking to prove themselves.

    You wanna chance to start and show off and get a fat contract next year, come to Oakland.

    P.S., we have like 70M in cap space next year, some of which we can throw at you if you wanna stick around and build something.

    Most perennial playoff teams MAKE household names out of guys they draft or find rather than BRING IN household names.