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Raiders take a look at veteran WR, return specialist

The Raiders met with veteran wide receiver Joshua Cribbs in an attempt to gauge his interest in joining the team, according to a report.
Cribbs, 29, spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns, primarily as a kick and punt returner.
He caught 107 passes during that time and rushed 128 times in amassing 1,914 yards and nine touchdowns.
Signing Cribbs would give the Raiders another viable option at kick and punt return, two problem areas last season. The return of Jacoby Ford from a foot injury also is expected to provide a boost in both areas.
Cribbs returned eight kicks for touchdowns for the Browns as he stamped himself as one of the game’s top returners.
In other news, the Raiders invited fullback Jared McGriff-Culver to try out for a roster spot at this week’s rookie mini camp in Alameda. McGriff-Culver went undrafted out of Missouri.

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  • Thec

    SnBG Says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 12:27 pm
    RaiderGator Says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 12:21 pm
    RaiderRockstar Says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 12:18 pm
    good point, Kell.

    maybe Palmer got a little extra rope (grace) to hang himself with because Mark Davis spent a 1st rounder on him?

    now that he’s gone… Mark might not have a bias at QB and mandate that if one QB isn’t performing, another one be inserted
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    Good point RR.
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    If Mark were to interfere then he’s doing what his father did and that’s not a good place for us to be. I think he’s very aware of that and will leave the foofball people alone.

    ++++++++=

    Why do you think Pryor got on the field???

    Think it was DA, Kraptastic, or Reg that wanted to take a look????

    None of the above, it was Mark.

  • Thec

    Stabler = IMO is the Greatest NFL QB of ALL times…

  • SnBG

    Why do you think Pryor got on the field???

    Think it was DA, Kraptastic, or Reg that wanted to take a look????

    None of the above, it was Mark.
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    No it wasn’t

  • Thec

    SnBG Says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    Why do you think Pryor got on the field???

    Think it was DA, Kraptastic, or Reg that wanted to take a look????

    None of the above, it was Mark.
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    No it wasn’t

    +++++++++=

    Of course it was, and it was way to obvious.

    Take a trip in the way back machine.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    RaiderGator Says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 12:04 pm
    If Flynn starts out 0-4, does DA bench him? Knowing DA’s M.O., he’ll probably wait til they are 0-10. The knapp handicap will not be applicable this year.

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    It all depends on how ready Wilson is at that time.

    Pryor is not going to be a starting option. Face it. They will have some gimmick packages for him to use as a change up and to force the opposing DCs to have to do extra scheming and rob practice time. Based on hoiw he does in those packages and how that contributes to the W-L column, will dictate if he gets more or less time should Flynn struggle.

    Also keep in mind that if the team goes 0-4 but Flynn runs the offense well while the defense gives up 30+ per game, DA has proven he’s not so myopic as to blame the QB for that like too many of the fans try to.

  • SnBG

    Terrelle Pryor to start for Raiders on Sunday
    From the Mr Magoo way back machine……….
    Posted by Michael David Smith on December 28, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT

    AP
    Matt Leinart believes he deserves to be the Raiders’ starting quarterback on Sunday. Raiders coach Dennis Allen disagrees.

    “I’ve decided to go with Terrelle Pryor as our quarterback,” Allen said after practice today. “He’ll play in the game and we’ll see how the game goes. He’s the starter, and we’re going to go into it as we would any other game.”

    Allen said he informed both Pryor and Leinart earlier this week that he was leaning toward Pryor, and that Leinart “didn’t like” Allen’s decision. But Allen liked Pryor’s response.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Thec

    I agree with you. Pryor didn’t even learn that he was starting until Friday, 2 days before his 1st NFL start

    he and Leinart were splitting reps 50/50 all week and Jerry & Steve both reported Leinart was likely to start.

    Nobody expected TP to start!

    if Allen & Olson had their way, he wouldn’t have. That’s why they talk of him like a project in every interview.

    That WK17 call came from Mark or Reggie.. turned out to be a wise one.

    I know Reggie was interviewed a few weeks after we were eliminated from the playoffs last year and was asked about TP6. Reggie said “I can’t evaluate him until I see him on the field” or something like that

  • RaiderRockstar

    if Allen & Olson had their way, he wouldn’t have.

    ***

    correction

    *Allen & Knapp

  • Thec

    DA was caught with hiz pants down that week.

    Mark put it down and said play him or walk the plank…

  • SnBG

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 12:42 pm
    @Thec

    I agree with you. Pryor didn’t even learn that he was starting until Friday, 2 days before his 1st NFL start

    he and Leinart were splitting reps 50/50 all week and Jerry & Steve both reported Leinart was likely to start.

    Nobody expected TP to start!

    if Allen & Olson had their way, he wouldn’t have. That’s why they talk of him like a project in every interview.

    That WK17 call came from Mark or Reggie.. turned out to be a wise one.

    I know Reggie was interviewed a few weeks after we were eliminated from the playoffs last year and was asked about TP6. Reggie said “I can’t evaluate him until I see him on the field” or something like that
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    Allen said he informed both Pryor and Leinart earlier this week that he was leaning toward Pryor, and that Leinart “didn’t like” Allen’s decision. But Allen liked Pryor’s response.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Dennis Allen did not answer directly, when asked whether Pryor and Flynn would get an equal opportunity to win the starting job in training camp

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/01/dennis-allen-still-has-plans-for-terrelle-pryor/

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 12:42 pm
    @Thec

    I agree with you. Pryor didn’t even learn that he was starting until Friday, 2 days before his 1st NFL start

    he and Leinart were splitting reps 50/50 all week and Jerry & Steve both reported Leinart was likely to start.

    Nobody expected TP to start!

    if Allen & Knapp had their way, he wouldn’t have. That’s why they talk of him like a project in every interview.

    That WK17 call came from Mark or Reggie.. turned out to be a wise one.

    I know Reggie was interviewed a few weeks after we were eliminated from the playoffs last year and was asked about TP6. Reggie said “I can’t evaluate him until I see him on the field” or something like that
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    Corrected.
    Well Said.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Allen said he informed both Pryor and Leinart earlier this week that he was leaning toward Pryor, and that Leinart “didn’t like” Allen’s decision. But Allen liked Pryor’s response.
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    Did you really expect Mark to announce the weeks starting QB in the newspaper? Really?

  • SnBG

    Thec Says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 12:45 pm
    DA was caught with hiz pants down that week.

    Mark put it down and said play him or walk the plank…
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    No he wasn’t.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    RaiderGator Says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 12:20 pm
    Will it be dink and dunk Flynn

    or

    Threat to bust a run for 60 Pryor

    I got a feeling if Flynn starts, our red zone will be a ton of FG opportunities for Seabass. If our D really improves, and Seabass can nail 9-12 FGs a game, we most certainly got a chance of winning some games. Heck, anything past the 50 is a FG opportunity. We may be all right yet. Maybe.

    =====

    The BIGGEST issue with the RZ offense last season was not the QB or the scheme. It was the complete lack of a running threat when DMac was in the backfield.

    It’s all about the safeties. With lots of field behind them, there’s still room in a pass centric offense to find gaps. In the red zone, they don’t need to worry about getting beat deep and thus provide more underneath support from a position 15 yards off the line. They can also stay in nickel or even dime if they really don’t fear the run and really squeeze off the limited field.

    A legit running game forces the safeties to play closer to the line and think run first, even down closer to th end zone. That gives the outside WRs more leeway on things like fades and crossing routes across the back of the end zone.

    This is one of the places where a running QB does have an advantage. In the case of a team that doesn’t have a normal running theat, the QB can augment that and loosen things up for the passing game in the RZ.

    Of course I’d rather fix that by getting the running game back than supplementing with a QB that is less effective the other 80 yards of the field.

  • RaiderRockstar

    “The great thing for us is we don’t play a game until September. When we start getting into regular-season games, I promise you, we’ll have a plan.”

    -Dennis Allen

    ***

    great news, Raider fans!

    we wont have a plan for another 4 months (pfft)

  • irjonny

    Wilson will start before Pryor does IMO

  • SnBG

    KoolKell Says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    Allen said he informed both Pryor and Leinart earlier this week that he was leaning toward Pryor, and that Leinart “didn’t like” Allen’s decision. But Allen liked Pryor’s response.
    ——————
    Did you really expect Mark to announce the weeks starting QB in the newspaper? Really?
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    Did Mark call you up on the bat phone and tell you he made DA switch? Or did Ol Mark come for dinner at you’re house and trell you his plans

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    New post monkeys! Keep up!

  • SnBG

    The BIGGEST issue with the RZ offense last season was not the QB or the scheme. It was the complete lack of a running threat when DMac was in the backfield.

    It’s all about the safeties. With lots of field behind them, there’s still room in a pass centric offense to find gaps. In the red zone, they don’t need to worry about getting beat deep and thus provide more underneath support from a position 15 yards off the line. They can also stay in nickel or even dime if they really don’t fear the run and really squeeze off the limited field.

    A legit running game forces the safeties to play closer to the line and think run first, even down closer to th end zone. That gives the outside WRs more leeway on things like fades and crossing routes across the back of the end zone.

    This is one of the places where a running QB does have an advantage. In the case of a team that doesn’t have a normal running theat, the QB can augment that and loosen things up for the passing game in the RZ.

    Of course I’d rather fix that by getting the running game back than supplementing with a QB that is less effective the other 80 yards of the field.
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    Nice post, well informed and logical.2 Thumbs up

  • MikieG

    I started doing Tai Chi a few weeks ago, and everything was going great until they started us in on the “Self Defense” portion of it…

    I wanted to walk out. Kung Fu as ‘self-defense’ is delusional at best, and downright dangerous at worst..

    If I ever did ANY of the stuff they showed us in a fight, I would have my ass handed to me on a silver platter..Im just in it to gain better balance and a way to relax—I can “Defend” myself just fine.

    UGH..Anyone else get annoyed when people try to “Teach” you how to fight??

    I gotta quote Maverick Here

    “If you think, your dead..”

  • RaiderRockstar

    Reggie McKenzie interviewed when the Raiders were 3-8 last year

    Q: Is important to you to see Terrelle Pryor play before the end of the year?

    A: I care because that’s the only way I can evaluate him, is to play him. Now, when he plays, how much he plays, that will be a charge to the coaching staff but, yes. We’ve got a third of the season left, and this is a good time to try to figure out what works best for him.

    http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2012/11/30/gm-mckenize-interview-transcript/

    11/30/2012

  • 8RaiderReign8

    J-Raider Says:
    May 8th, 2013 at 11:15 pm
    I hope everyone in here realizes this season is a wash.. winning 4-6 games will only hurt our draft position..

    we WILL NOT get to the playoffs, much less win the superbowl this year.. so why not see what we have in each one of our QBs and tank the season for one of the greatest defensive players to ever come out of college?

    Sounds GREAT to me!!!!
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    J-Raider should own a business.