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Woodson Q&A with media

Free safety Charles Woodson is a man without a jersey number right now. However, he’s always got something insightful to say. So, here’s the transcript of a news conference with Woodson after Tuesday’s practice in Alameda, his first time in a Raiders uniform since the 2005 season.

Q: How does it feel to be back with the Raiders?
A: “I almost feel important sitting up here. It feels good. It really does. It feels good to put the silver and black back on. It’s been a long time. I look good in silver and black, so it feels good to be back.”

Q: Are you more of a leader by example or are you more vocal?
A: “For the most part, I’m a lead-by-example type of guy. I’m always of the mind-set I don’t want to go around any coaches and what they coach, what they do. But when there’s an opportunity to step in and give some input on whatever that may be, then I’ll do that and, like I said, not try to step on anybody’s toes because that’s not my intention, of course, to do that. Wherever there’s a possibility to help a guy, whether he’s young or old, it doesn’t really matter, then absolutely.”

Q: What’s up with the blank jersey?
A: “I can’t find a number, Man. Everything is taken. So, moving forward, we’ll try to get that worked out but right now, I’m just Blank Man.”

Q: Going to negotiate to get your No. 24 back?
A: “Yeah, I guess that’s what I’m going to have to do. It wasn’t waiting for me at my locker, so I’ll have to negotiate that, for sure.”

Q: Did you meet D.J. Hayden last week?
A: “No, I haven’t had that opportunity yet. So, I’m really not sure what’s going on. I look forward to getting a chance to meet him. So, hopefully that situation works itself out, and he can get back here and do what I know he loves to do.”

Q: How can your confidence transfer to your teammates?
A: “Well, for me, it’s all about my approach to the game, the way I play, the way I practice. That will really show itself, the way I prepare. I’ll always prepare as if I’m the best player on the field. Once that’s no longer the case, I’ll see it, I’m sure everybody else will see it too. At that point, it’s up to the next guy to move forward. I’m just going to come in and do what I know how to do, and that’s be a great football player. So, I plan on doing that going forward.”

Q: What can you tell folks about Matt Flynn?
A: “Yeah, Flynn had a chance to work around a great quarterback in Aaron Rodgers a bit, sit behind him, just kind of emulate some of the things that Aaron does without trying to be like Aaron. So, he’ll bring some experience, even though he hasn’t had a chance to lead a team. I know that I’m sure the coaches are excited to have him in here and giving him that opportunity to lead this team. I just look forward to seeing him grow. He’ll have the opportunity to be the guy. At that point, it’s what do you do with it. Hopefully he’ll succeed.”

Q: What feels different about being back here?
A: “Oh, man, really the only difference is the big guy is not here. That’s really it. Knowing that you’re not going to see him coming out on to the field at any point in time this season is really the different feeling to this organization. But I know that the organization is in good hands with Mark taking over and bringing in Reggie to come in here and try to get the Raiders back on the right track. So, in that sense, it feels good and there’s definitely a positive feel to it.”

Q: What did they tell you about their vision that helped you re-sign here?
A: “Well, just talking to Reggie and coach D.A., I was really sold on the fact that they believe on the guys that they have here. Of course, you can always use more and as the years come up, they’ll be able to do some more things. But they really have a lot of faith in the guys that they have on the roster right now. Who knows what this team will be at the end of the season, but I was convinced that this team will compete, this team will be in games, and we look forward to going out there and wearing the silver and black proudly. These guys, I’m looking forward to playing with them and trying to get back to where the Raiders should be.”

Q: Know anything about Tyvon Branch when you were in Green Bay?
Woodson: Yeah, we always watch players around the league. He’s a guy that, he always shows up somewhere. He’s a tough, hard-nosed football player. A lot of speed. Can cover a lot of ground. He’ll come up and stick his nose, stick his face in the play. He’s a guy that I look forward to playing with, and a guy that I think is emerging as one of the leaders on the team, so I’m looking forward to getting more familiar with him and playing alongside of him. I think the sky’s the limit for him.

Q: Terms of scheme, what it was like before, man-to-man corners, safeties normal role, four-man role . . . how different is that what looking at now?
Woodson: It’s a lot different. I mean, you just stated it. I mean, we were to be man-to-man corners, and that’s what it was. You went on the outside, the other corner went to the other side and you played man-to-man. You had a single high safety, and that’s pretty much what you did. There wasn’t a whole lot to it. This defense will give you some variations and give you some opportunities to make some plays, give you some different looks, and not just be in a single high safety look. That’ll be fun, and for me, being a guy that I feel like I have a nose for the football, it’ll be a lot of fun to go out there and be a part of this defense and try to make it click.

Q: Flynn 2-0 with Packers, did he make it easy for guys to have confidence in him?
Woodson: Yeah, I mean, we always felt he could do it. But the game of football is the same for everybody. You’ve got to get out there in a game, and you’ve got to get a feel for it. The opportunities that he got, he made the most of ‘em, and he gave people a look at what he could do. That’s the reason why he was picked up in Seattle, even though he wasn’t the guy there, but people seen enough of him, that they brought him here, so I’m sure the staff has a lot of confidence in him that he’ll emerge as the guy, and help lead this franchise.

Q: What about Jason Tarver as a defensive coordinator?
Woodson: Well, I mean, he’s a young coach and he’s just trying to implement his defense. And that’ll take some time. He’s got a lot of new faces, a lot of new guys. The most important thing about trying to implement your defense really is communication. It really won’t matter as far as the talent level is concerned, but if you can communicate and guys know where they’re supposed to be, a lot of the other stuff won’t matter, because you’ll be in position to make plays, make tackles, keep people out of the end zone and that sort of thing. The more and more we work together, I think the defense is a defense where it’s not going to confuse you. Guys should pick it up fairly quickly and we should be able to hit the ground running.

Q: Did you get a chance to talk with Al Davis at any point?
Woodson: Man, I haven’t talked to Al Davis since I left. That’s one of the things I look back on, when I didn’t do when I left, was really have a conversation with him when I left the Raiders. Didn’t get a chance speak with him, and I wish I had.

Q: What kind of effort did Raiders make to keep you when you left here?
Woodson: Yeah, it was pretty much done. I know my agents talked to the organization a few times, but as far as me, there was really no communication. It was kind of, I guess, the writing on the wall that he’s no longer going to be a Raider, and I went my way, and the Raiders of course went their way. It wasn’t much at all.

Q: Did you ever think you’d be back?
Woodson: No, no. No, but I guess that’s the way life works. I never thought I’d go to Green Bay and ended up in Green Bay and had an incredible run there, and free agency came around and I thought I would be somewhere else fairly quickly, and that didn’t happen, and free agency just kind of rolled on, and found myself talking to myself and saying, regardless of where I play, I want to play football. I don’t want to just be done playing the game. That’s when the opportunity arose to come out here and play football, and that’s what happened.

Q: How’s your health?
A: I feel great. Other than having the collarbone and last year and then the Super Bowl year which were setbacks of course. Other than that I don’t have any aches and pains anywhere or anything. My shoulder has healed up well now. I look forward to going out there and playing football the way I always have.

Q: What was it like with fans last week?
A: It was a great feeling. I was here eight years and we had some ups and downs but we had some great years. I know what it’s like to have this fan base behind you. That’s a big deal. There’s a lot of energy here. A lot of these guys don’t know that, they don’t know that feeling to be that type of team here and have the fans behind you. To have the fans here at the facility last week welcoming me back meant a lot and I appreciate Raider Nation for that.

Q: Talk to Mark Davis yet?
A: I have not. I haven’t seen Mark in years. I’m sure since I left in 05-06. It’s been a long time. Haven’t really been around him since that point. There’s only one Al Davis though. I’m sure that it’s probably a lot different in that respect.

Q: Thoughts on tuck rule gone?
A: What were they waiting on? That was a happy day. It was a happy day Finally they got it done. My thing is too bad it couldn’t be retroactive.

Q: Where is this team at in the rebuilding process?
A: That’s really hard to say. This is a fairly young team. When I came in we had Tim Brown and guys like that, some veterans that had been around for a while. Hadn’t won a lot of games but then we got a new coach in Jon Gruden at that time and they brought in a new system so things slowly started to come together during those first couple of years. Here this is my first time going out there running around with the guys out there on the field. What I can say is there is a lot of energy out there just from the first initial practice. As far as defensively. The defense is one that guys will gravitate toward fairly quickly and pick it up to the point where when we go out there in games there’s not a lot of indecision. We’ll be able to go out there and play football and have fun doing it. If you’re doing that then you’ll win some games.

Q: Ever talk about going back to GB?
A: The conversation when it happened was fairly quick. It was ‘we thank you for your time here. We feel like it’s time for us to go our way and you go your way.’ That was it. I really didn’t have any thoughts of it. When free agency first started I thought I’d be on a team pretty quickly and wouldn’t even have time to think about it. It really didn’t cross my mind much I guess. I figured it was what it was. You got to move on.

Q: What do you say to those surprised you signed here?
A: I don’t think they understood the fact that I spent more time here than anywhere else. If I got past Denver and didn’t sign there that if I got here it was going to be pretty tough for me to leave being that this is like a second home to me as well. Drafted here, spent eight years here. I had great years here. We had a lot of ups and downs but I loved it here. I still have people I consider family here. It was going to be hard to come here, sit down with Reggie and DA. Just being in this building, seeing the fans at the gate coming in. It was going to be hard to leave I don’t think people understood that.

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  • Ghosttoothepost

    Does anyone know if any practices are open to the public? I know Al had things wrapped up tight as a drum. Be nice to be able to see things up close.

  • dr_robert

    Yawn

  • Ghosttoothepost

    Everyone’s worried about who’s behind center. Until we shore up our oline, and it’s a cohesive unit, whoever is behind center isn’t going to last long.
    That worries me more than who wins the job.

  • The_Judge37

    51.Ghosttoothepost Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 1:56 pm
    Does anyone know if any practices are open to the public? I know Al had things wrapped up tight as a drum. Be nice to be able to see things up close.
    ———

    I thought they usually do in Napa. Not OTA’s though

  • dr_robert

    Poster after poster. Same guys. Thats funny.

  • Ghosttoothepost

    Exact reply I expected, Dr Rob.
    Exactly.

  • JLofty

    I remember quite vividly how Gannon took Gruden’s WCO and ran it to PERFECTION. You simply COULD NOT STOP all the options RichG had at the LOS.

    But that took years with a vet QB. Maybe Flynn has enough experience to be able to do it. But what about his WR corps?

    We got no TimmyB, or GOAT, maybe we have a JPorter but

    I just don’t see it being realistic. Not in 2013.

    And I am regular kool-aid drinker…

  • inonewordraider

    FREE BEECH!

  • The Original Beeeeech Diggity Dawg

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 1:49 pm
    The Original Beeeeech Diggity Dawg Says:

    Seems as though Nob Bust, quivering in fear, cried to that his idol Cork to get the Dawg banned

    Brahs, your Blog Leader – the Beeeech Diggity Dawg – has officially changed Nob’s name to reflect his new low dork status – Nob Rat
    =======================================================

    Beeeeeeeeeeeeech, as you know, I’m on record as believing the blog can police itself(kinda have to, with Cork the Negligent in charge) and we can choose who to ignore and who to engage.
    That said, nobody could blame you for retaliating in kind. Eye for an eye and all that. And you’d probably need look no further than the previous post for due cause. Just sayin’.

    ——————–

    Don’t worry, Brah. The PM Party Patrol is in full effect.

    Which means Nob Rat’s tightie whities are full of tinkle

    Guess that’s why they call it the blues

    WRECKS N EFFECT

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:

    in the sd game facing the number 11 ranked nfl defense that had registered 11 sacks the previous week, pryor duplicated his amazing feat.

    He made the sd defense look like the oakland dynamites!!!
    ====================================================

    I’m sorry you missed that game the 1st time around.
    Maybe you could locate a recording and actually watch it.

  • Ghosttoothepost

    dr_robert Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Poster after poster. Same guys. Thats funny.
    /////
    Oh stop. Pretty much everyone here has a negative thing to say about you.
    Pretty much everyone is tired of you dragging this site down.
    Don’t reply back. You live for attention, and you won’t be getting anymore from me.

  • inonewordraider

    Don’t worry, Brah. The PM Party Patrol is in full effect.

    Which means Nob Rat’s tightie whities are full of tinkle

    Guess that’s why they call it the blues

    WRECKS N EFFECT
    ___________
    come on, I can’t be the only one that thinks that’s funny

  • dr_robert

    Ghosttoothepost Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    Exact reply I expected, Dr Rob.
    Exactly.
    ******
    Lol. But u don’t have a problem with missdick or beeech or any of the loonies in here. Just me. Ok.

    And my impostor is awesome eh?

    U guys are seriously some strange people.

  • Ghosttoothepost

    The_Judge37 Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    51.Ghosttoothepost Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 1:56 pm
    Does anyone know if any practices are open to the public? I know Al had things wrapped up tight as a drum. Be nice to be able to see things up close.
    ———

    I thought they usually do in Napa. Not OTA’s though
    //////////
    Daily it’s open? Or just on fan days? I know they had a few fan days last year, and was hoping they lightened up on the secrecy bit.
    Lot of fun watching practice.
    Can really see who’s steppin up and producing, and who is taking a backseat.

  • Priesttj12

    The_Judge37 Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    36. If wants serious consideration from THIS staff, he can’t just take off running. They already veiw him as a one trick pony. He needs to prove he can stand strong in the pocket and throw. I don’t mind if he eludes a rush to buy time, but he needs to throw, even if it means throwing it away.

    Come game time he can run and make plays all he wants. I’m for that. But they won’t let him win the starting spot with his legs.
    *******************************************
    This is such a misunderstanding in points of view. No one is advocating he just take off and run. He has to run the offense the same way he did vs SD he ran the offense. He can run this offense as well as the other two guys. He can throw it just as well as the other two when he sets his feet and lets it fly. He’s trying too hard to impress is my point. He needs to be himself and let tghe rec’s adjust to his ball and tehy will but if he’s trying to guide the ball to them is when he gets into trouble. The running thing is an addition when things break downhe cna buy time or pick up the 1st down. To NOT run when it’s there makes no sense it helps the offense get another set of downs to ask him NOT to do that makes no sense.

  • dr_robert

    Inonewordraider Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:03 pm
    Don’t worry, Brah. The PM Party Patrol is in full effect.

    Which means Nob Rat’s tightie whities are full of tinkle

    Guess that’s why they call it the blues

    WRECKS N EFFECT
    ___________
    come on, I can’t be the only one that thinks that’s funny
    *******
    Not really.

    First off, the notion of a blog party group is so stupid it’s embarrassing.

    Next is the juvenile idea I’m afraid of him.

    Then the reference to Elton John.

    U guys really don’t see it?

    Oh well. Enjoy it I guess.

  • The_Judge37

    57. Yeah i don’t like the WCO for this team. The WCO was good for Gruden’s group, but we dont’ have an overpowering line, Vet WR’s who can find holes in the Zone, Thunder and Lightning RB’s, or a Vet QB.

  • Ghosttoothepost

    dr_robert Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Ghosttoothepost Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    Exact reply I expected, Dr Rob.
    Exactly.
    ******
    Lol. But u don’t have a problem with missdick or beeech or any of the loonies in here. Just me. Ok.
    //////////
    Go scroll up. Mistic has posted some solid comments above. Priest has posted solid comments above. It’s only when you jump in do things start to deteriorate. You do it every day, all day. You have a problem with almost everyone. Almost everyone has made negative comments directed at you.
    It’s not a coincidence.
    You are doing what you set out to do. To ruin this place, and to get attention.
    I broke with my promise to not feed the troll, this one time, because it warranted it.
    If only this place had an ignore button. My bet is everyone would have you on their ignore list.

  • The_Judge37

    Daily it’s open? Or just on fan days? I know they had a few fan days last year, and was hoping they lightened up on the secrecy bit.
    Lot of fun watching practice.
    Can really see who’s steppin up and producing, and who is taking a backseat.
    ——–

    I dont’ think any team allows fans daily. Just Fan Days. It’d be way too much.

  • The Original Beeeeech Diggity Dawg

    Dr_robert Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    Inonewordraider Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:03 pm
    Don’t worry, Brah. The PM Party Patrol is in full effect.

    Which means Nob Rat’s tightie whities are full of tinkle

    Guess that’s why they call it the blues

    WRECKS N EFFECT
    ___________
    come on, I can’t be the only one that thinks that’s funny
    *******
    Not really.

    First off, the notion of a blog party group is so stupid it’s embarrassing.

    Next is the juvenile idea I’m afraid of him.

    Then the reference to Elton John.

    U guys really don’t see it?

    Oh well. Enjoy it I guess.

    ———-

    MELTDOWN City, U.S.A.

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.

  • The_Judge37

    65.Priesttj12 Says:
    This is such a misunderstanding in points of view. No one is advocating he just take off and run. He has to run the offense the same way he did vs SD he ran the offense. He can run this offense as well as the other two guys. He can throw it just as well as the other two when he sets his feet and lets it fly. He’s trying too hard to impress is my point. He needs to be himself and let tghe rec’s adjust to his ball and tehy will but if he’s trying to guide the ball to them is when he gets into trouble. The running thing is an addition when things break downhe cna buy time or pick up the 1st down. To NOT run when it’s there makes no sense it helps the offense get another set of downs to ask him NOT to do that makes no sense.
    —-

    Then he has no chance of winning the starting spot. Because on the short throws, he’s not better than the other Two QB’s. He needs to show he can read a coverage and throw better, or else he’s a one trick pony in the minds of the coaches.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Knapp is polar opp of creativity but I don’t get the sense Olson is going to pop the lid on brand new scheme and unleash the NWO.
    And DA hired him….

    ***

    Knapp is the most conservative run-oriented play caller of the last 10 or 12 years.

    DA knew what he was getting in hiring him. Pretty sad he got scapegoated. Fact is, he should have never been hired. If you’re gonna hire a guy and let him install his system .. you gotta give time for it to work and acquire players who fit it imo

    We did an about face and got a new OC to fit the offense around DMAC alone – yes, the injury prone runner in a contract year

    we’ll see what happens

  • dr_robert

    Ghosttoothepost Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    dr_robert Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Ghosttoothepost Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    Exact reply I expected, Dr Rob.
    Exactly.
    ******
    Lol. But u don’t have a problem with missdick or beeech or any of the loonies in here. Just me. Ok.
    //////////
    Go scroll up. Mistic has posted some solid comments above. Priest has posted solid comments above. It’s only when you jump in do things start to deteriorate. You do it every day, all day. You have a problem with almost everyone. Almost everyone has made negative comments directed at you.
    It’s not a coincidence.
    You are doing what you set out to do. To ruin this place, and to get attention.
    I broke with my promise to not feed the troll, this one time, because it warranted it.
    If only this place had an ignore button. My bet is everyone would have you on their ignore list.
    ********
    Ur either ignorant or lying. Not surprising.

    U can’t be so stupid as to think missdick only talks football without me.

    MR has decided he wants to run my handle thru the ringer and ur either stupid enuff to fall for it or ur one of the clowns that don’t like me.

    A few nuts get on here with multiple handles and “agree” with each other.

    I couldn’t care less.

    I’m not guilty of any of the tripe ur accusing me of.

    But ur free to spout ur moronic crap.

    Have fun.

  • The_Judge37

    We did an about face and got a new OC to fit the offense around DMAC alone – yes, the injury prone runner in a contract year
    —–

    It wasn’t just Dmac, the ZBS hurt the entire line. They all struggled with it.

  • rediaR

    Priesttj12 Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:05 pm
    The_Judge37 Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    36. If wants serious consideration from THIS staff, he can’t just take off running. They already veiw him as a one trick pony. He needs to prove he can stand strong in the pocket and throw. I don’t mind if he eludes a rush to buy time, but he needs to throw, even if it means throwing it away.

    Come game time he can run and make plays all he wants. I’m for that. But they won’t let him win the starting spot with his legs.
    *******************************************
    This is such a misunderstanding in points of view. No one is advocating he just take off and run. He has to run the offense the same way he did vs SD he ran the offense. He can run this offense as well as the other two guys. He can throw it just as well as the other two when he sets his feet and lets it fly. He’s trying too hard to impress is my point. He needs to be himself and let tghe rec’s adjust to his ball and tehy will but if he’s trying to guide the ball to them is when he gets into trouble. The running thing is an addition when things break downhe cna buy time or pick up the 1st down. To NOT run when it’s there makes no sense it helps the offense get another set of downs to ask him NOT to do that makes no sense.
    ————————–
    The receivers have to adjust to his ball? To some extent, yes. The more receivers have to adjust though, the more obviously worse your QB is. If an offense is running as smoothly as possible the receivers will run a consistent and accurate route, and the QB will deliver the ball to a place where the receiver doesn’t adjust to anything. Making the receivers have to worry about where all of the wild passes are going to land isn’t a smart way to set up an offense.

  • dr_robert

    This is beneath me. Too many clowns and freaks to deal with.

  • The_Judge37

    The receivers have to adjust to his ball? To some extent, yes. The more receivers have to adjust though, the more obviously worse your QB is. If an offense is running as smoothly as possible the receivers will run a consistent and accurate route, and the QB will deliver the ball to a place where the receiver doesn’t adjust to anything. Making the receivers have to worry about where all of the wild passes are going to land isn’t a smart way to set up an offense.
    ———–

    That’s what made Dante Culpepper’s career.

  • rediaR

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:13 pm
    FIRE REGGIE NOW.
    —————–
    19-0

  • DutchRaider77

    Rod Streater ‏@rodstreater80 2h
    Way better practice today. Got better as a team. Keep it going.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Priesttj12 Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    With Pryor it’s just his escapability it’s his raw strength he is very hard to bring down.
    ============================================

    Agreed. And he has excellent speed and better than average hands. Sounds like a perfect #1 Wr to me….

  • Marks hair

    an ignore list would be awesome.. I could just block some of these dícks facebook style.

    and I think we should have brought in Chris Ault to teach us some pistol.. kc made a smart move.. whether they learn how to run it or just defend It. very smart move bringing in Chris Ault..

    for those of you who think the pistol offense is an option offense you’re wrong. it’s an offence built for a power running game with options in the passing and running game that you can’t get in an I formation or shotgun..

    aults first quarterback in the pistol offense couldn’t run to save his life. they didn’t run any option for him at all..

  • dr_robert

    He’s trying too hard to impress is my point. He needs to be himself and let tghe rec’s adjust to his ball and tehy will but if he’s trying to guide the ball to them is when he gets into trouble.

    **********
    The receivers need to adjust to his errant throws and he needs to stop guiding the ball to them.

    Just wanna be clear.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    “Can I Supersize that for you?”

  • SnBG

    SnBG Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    The Pryor Brigade is here and present. Ready for all enemies of Pryor. Lets Rock n Roll.

    1014 from previous stream,,,like that post, came out with all guns blazing shooting lots of logic and good Ol fashion common sence. General Ebert gives it 10 thumbs up!

  • JLofty

    Priest I think Judge was talking about pre-season as far as TP6 being on run lock down.
    When they count do whatever you gotta do to score points.

  • dr_robert

    On that note, I’m out. Freaking weird in here.

  • The Original Beeeeech Diggity Dawg

    Brahs, we all know totally believe Nob Rat isn’t afraid of the Big Bad Beeeech Dawg, right?

    After all, running to a beat writer to sob about how he’s getting abused by a super party hero on a football blog is an act of confidence and courage

    Don’t worry, Rat. It’s obvious you’re telling the truth.

  • RaiderRockstar

    It wasn’t just Dmac, the ZBS hurt the entire line. They all struggled with it.

    ***

    @Judge

    Veldheer & Wiz were beasts.

    Carlisle was a bad fit at LG, after spending his entire career at RG – plus long in the tooth

    Brisiel & Barnes were injured.

    Who was the zbs a bad fit for? the rookie Bergstrom and undrafted waiver claim Willie Smith?

    Palmer, the wides, Myers, Reece, Goodson, Stewart, etc – everybody seemed to be just fine sans McFragile 3.3

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    The receivers have to adjust to his ball? To some extent, yes. The more receivers have to adjust though, the more obviously worse your QB is. If an offense is running as smoothly as possible the receivers will run a consistent and accurate route, and the QB will deliver the ball to a place where the receiver doesn’t adjust to anything. Making the receivers have to worry about where all of the wild passes are going to land isn’t a smart way to set up an offense.
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    A little simplistic, as if there’s no pass rush? Coverage?

  • The_Judge37

    86.JLofty Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:23 pm
    Priest I think Judge was talking about pre-season as far as TP6 being on run lock down.
    When they count do whatever you gotta do to score points.

    That’s exactly what i was talking about. Come game time, JUST WIN BABY!

  • SnBG

    Then he has no chance of winning the starting spot. Because on the short throws, he’s not better than the other Two QB’s. He needs to show he can read a coverage and throw better, or else he’s a one trick pony in the minds of the coaches.
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    In SD he showed he could do that. Dropped a nice ball between defenders also. He’s pressing and need to relax. With more reps and some real game time Pryor will be dynamic. Out like Flynn doesn’t throw the deep ball as well as Pryor. He doesn’t have the innate ability to do that like Prior.

  • Twocents

    You can’t run a serious practice with a bunch Raider fans in attendance. People yelling “tits” at DA and giving McKenzie the finger.
    You should have to buy a ticket to express your opinion.

  • The_Judge37

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:26 pm
    It wasn’t just Dmac, the ZBS hurt the entire line. They all struggled with it.

    ***

    @Judge

    Veldheer & Wiz were beasts.


    They were not “Beasts”. They struggled a lot in both protection and running. Compared to the year before in PBS, they were way better at attacking on the run.

  • RaiderRockstar

    nite gents.. Go Heat (tomorrow) !!

  • The_Judge37

    And Palmer was not fine in the ZBS, he was getting murdered.

  • SnBG

    The_Judge37 Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    The receivers have to adjust to his ball? To some extent, yes. The more receivers have to adjust though, the more obviously worse your QB is. If an offense is running as smoothly as possible the receivers will run a consistent and accurate route, and the QB will deliver the ball to a place where the receiver doesn’t adjust to anything. Making the receivers have to worry about where all of the wild passes are going to land isn’t a smart way to set up an offense.
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    You’re talking about our receivers running great routes. They’re not that good at doing that so a little improve is needed by our QB. Pryor is better at that than Flynn

  • realtruraider

    Daily it’s open? Or just on fan days? I know they had a few fan days last year, and was hoping they lightened up on the secrecy bit.
    Lot of fun watching practice.
    Can really see who’s steppin up and producing, and who is taking a backseat.

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    Schit they are even more secretive than Al was, believe it or not the media use to have access to all OTA’s not just 1 a week

  • John David Booty

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been impressed with the addition of former Oakland wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who joined the team through free agency.
    “Darrius had been great, he’s been a great addition,” Luck said after Wednesday’s OTA workouts. “He has great speed, obviously, and he’s got a real knack for football.
    “He’s played a lot of football and he understands situations. He’s a good force in the wide receiver rotation. He’s done a phenomenal job so far.”
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    DHB easily goes over 1000 yards this season.

  • rediaR

    KoolKell Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:26 pm
    The receivers have to adjust to his ball? To some extent, yes. The more receivers have to adjust though, the more obviously worse your QB is. If an offense is running as smoothly as possible the receivers will run a consistent and accurate route, and the QB will deliver the ball to a place where the receiver doesn’t adjust to anything. Making the receivers have to worry about where all of the wild passes are going to land isn’t a smart way to set up an offense.
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    A little simplistic, as if there’s no pass rush? Coverage?
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    I was simplifying it and left out a few details. If the offense is running as smoothly as possible the o-line is giving the QB enough time to quickly make his reads and make a decision, and the QB is able to find an open receiver somewhere in his progression.