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Raiders confirm Gilbert’s departure

The Raiders issued the following statement Sunday night:

The Raiders would like to thank Zak Gilbert for his service to the organization over the past year. The team appreciates Zak’s efforts to foster strong relationships with coaches, players, club personnel and the media. The Raiders wish him well in his future endeavors.

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  • http://000 Bob Marley

    Post 200.

    That was also on today’s King column, it’s a little bashing on Al and the Raiders for not making the Kaepernikc trade happen, I guess it’s his idea of payback for Gilbert.

  • RaiderRockstar

    if you piss on Al’s grave or allow somebody else to, you’re going to get fired.

    note to Reggie: get your guys in line or they are outta here

  • RaiderRockstar

    Would you, Raiders fans, trade Wisniewski, Van Dyke and Pryor for Kaepernick?

    Thought so.

    ***

    @ Peter King

    No – none of the other GM’s would have, either

    stupid question. hindsight is always 20/20

    it’s like asking if we should have drafted Peterson, Fitz & Megatron. Duh

  • http://000 Bob Marley

    RaiderRockstar Says:

    Would you, Raiders fans, trade Wisniewski, Van Dyke and Pryor for Kaepernick?

    Thought so.

    ***

    @ Peter King

    No – none of the other GM’s would have, either

    stupid question. hindsight is always 20/20

    it’s like asking if we should have drafted Peterson, Fitz & Megatron. Duh.

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

    Well said man, King fails to mention the 49ers didn’t accept that deal either.

    But like I said, he’s just trying to get back at the organization for Gilbert.

  • http://000 Bob Marley

    Later.

  • RaiderRockstar

    so Reggie & Dennis keep saying we’re ready to compete and win ballgames. we’re not re-building.

    what does that say to the owner if we go 4-12 again?

    the media, specifically Peter King, in that article Marley pasted … thinks Reggie should be on a 3-year scholarship plan, even if he (and the Raiders) doesn’t improve AT ALL in year #2

    that stinks of stupidity imo

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    why do you think the Packers fired Gilbert after 7 years?
    ================================================

    Did they? Hadn’t heard that.

    Zak Gilbert enters his first season with the Raiders, after five years as director of media relations at
    Colorado State University, in his hometown. Prior to
    that, he worked for the Green Bay Packers (2001-07),
    the Colorado Rockies (1998-2001) and Denver Broncos
    (1997). A 1997 graduate of the University of Colorado,
    he and his wife, Jennifer, have three children, Ashlynn,
    Braden and Caitlynn

  • Marks hair

    yeah the hue and al wanted kap article has some pretty suspicious timing.. especially cause everybodys already heard that story.

  • RaiderRockstar

    A new GM would drool all over this Raiders job, if Reggie gets fired after the season.

    We’re gonna have plenty of draft picks (minus one from Flynn, possibly add one from Palmer) – both late rounders

    $70 million in cap space and a bunch of expiring contracts. Nobody in 2014 is set to be “out of whack”

    the new guy basically gets to build the team from scratch and choose his own coaching staff.

    Reggie knows he has to bring his “A” game

    another 4-12 season and he’s a goner!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    But no love for Al being one of the few that was that high on Kappy. After all, he had ‘lost it’, right?

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Purv

    Packers dumped Gilbert, then he took a job @ CSU

    Mark Murphy didn’t like Gilbert anymore than Mark Davis did..

  • R8ER MIKE

    Llama man !! good morning my GreenParty brother…
    …. have you seen our V.P. Raider O latley ??

  • RaiderRockstar

    Good point, Purv.

    Al Davis wanted CK in Oakland. It just didn’t happen

  • raiderlization

    Funny two post about a PR guy! LOL I told my Dad that with the death of AL we would see the media’s lazy side coming out due to them now having to write real Raiders stories instead of just bashing AL and it’s now evedent! LMAO!get off your azz and find a real story! LMAO!

  • willy91137

    What this team needs is a place to play this in the last year for Coliseum

    has anybody heard anything about were going to play im sure the NFL does not like televising games at the Oakland Coliseum with the dirt infield

    does anybody over there have a plan can they let the fans know we are the ones

    that support you.

  • raiderlization

    The Stadium report is supposed to be done in September!location is still O.com.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    From King’s article:

    “Now, before the second season even begins, a key McKenzie hire is whacked.”

    Gilbert a ‘KEY’ McKenzie hire ?

    I like King’s columns. Interesting stuff in there. Like AL DAVIS throwing a glass when the Whiners snagged CK…

    But Gilbert a ‘KEY’ hire ?

    Give me a break, Pete.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @willy

    Amy Trask was the one hard at work on a new stadium. When she resigned, I’m sure that created a lot more work for Mark Davis and others..

    hopefully Trask & Gilbert will be replaced in short order

  • SnBG

    OH BOY, a new post, Oh wait, it’s about Gilbert. Were is the news about OTA’s.

    GOOD MORNING NATION!

  • willy91137

    Raiderlization Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 7:58 am
    The Stadium report is supposed to be done in September!location is still O.com.
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    they’re going to build a new one there or are we just going to keep playing their ?

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    Llama man !! good morning my GreenParty brother…
    …. have you seen our V.P. Raider O latley ??
    ====================================================

    Mornin’ Mike. O’s on vacation, I heard.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @RM99

    Gilbert was hired to make Reggie look good and he did it.

    It’s not hard to make somebody look good, I mean … look at all the bloggers who dryhump Palmer’s leg in Arizona because of the press he’s getting right now before he even plays a game for them fresh off 12 wins in his last 3 NFL seasons!

    4-win QB’s and 4-win GM’s are popular in today’s NFL

  • Moose

    The King and his men,took the Queen from her bed
    Smuggled her out through the moat
    ..Now we have the powers,and the sea be ours
    Wherever we will,we`ll roam

    Yo-ho all hands,hoist the colours high
    .. He-ho thieves and beggars
    Never shall we dieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

  • R8ER MIKE

    ?? vacation ?? did he clear that with the rest of the GreenParty ?? lol lol

  • Moose

    Thats a pretty dangerous song to be singing,without knowing its meaning

  • RaiderRockstar

    Were is the news about OTA’s.

    ***

    @SnBG

    Reece, Ausberry & Chekwa talk about Raider OTA’s

    http://blogs.raiders.com/2013/05/30/raiders-conclude-otas-week-2/

  • hwnrdr

    I think too much news about this, but it is a freebie to the so called expert sports writers!

  • willy91137

    AL Davis wanted John Elway to but that didn’t happen I think he’s sued the NFL

    over that one when Elway wouldn’t go to Baltimore because it was too cold

    so he went to Denver in that tropical weather

    I think they’re starting to sort things out over there Mark will probably hire the next PR genius

  • RaiderRockstar

    Dennis Allen press conference following today’s OTA session..

    why do I have a feeling all the questions are going to be about Hayden, Woodson & Gilbert?

    I want to know if we’re bringing in a pass rusher now that Huff’s contract is off the books!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    hopefully Trask & Gilbert will be replaced in short order
    =====================================================

    I gotta say it one last time(promise).
    They’ll promote Will Kiss Ass’t Media Director.

    From Raiders 2012 Media Guide.

    Will Kiss, Assistant Director of Media Relations

    Will Kiss enters his fifth season as a member of the
    Raiders’ media relations staff. Prior to joining the Silver
    and Black in 2008, he worked in media relations at both
    the West Coast Conference (2003-04; 2005-08) and
    Stanford (2004-05), and served a public relations internship with the Raiders (2001). He earned bachelor’s
    (2000) and master’s (2002) degrees at the University of
    San Francisco. Kiss and his wife, Katie, have two children, Jeanette and Owen

  • Jabels1488

    Really? No Football news, but we get 2 articles about a f***ing PR guy in 2 days? Where can we get some Raiders news on a daily basis please…

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    ?? vacation ?? did he clear that with the rest of the GreenParty ?? lol lol
    =====================================================

    Didn’t ask me! And I thought he just went to Anzo Borrega? Must’ve had cabin fever.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @hwnrdr

    kudos. you called the Heat/Pacers going to 7 games in the very beginning.

    I can’t believe Bosh & Wade are calling for more opportunities, when they’re both injured and playing a ton of minutes and playing horribly!

    Birdman returns + Hibbert distraction (gay slur) + Heat playing at home + Miami’s Big 3 trying to leave a legacy

    I think the Heat will win, but not by much

  • SnBG

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 8:04 am
    Were is the news about OTA’s.

    ***

    @SnBG

    Reece, Ausberry & Chekwa talk about Raider OTA’s

    http://blogs.raiders.com/2013/05/30/raiders-conclude-otas-week-2/
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Thxs Rockstar but were are the guys like Cork. We have to get our updates elsewere. Wake up Cork.

  • theghostronin79

    Reggie knows he has to bring his “A” game

    another 4-12 season and he’s a goner!

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

    I doubt that……..DA maybe…..But RM will be around.

  • Marks hair

    we need some guys to step up. if we put players in the probowl the stories will get better.. pray to the football gods that one of these qbs becomes the franchise.

  • hwnrdr

    233.RaiderRockstar Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 8:11 am
    @hwnrdr

    kudos. you called the Heat/Pacers going to 7 games in the very beginning.

    I can’t believe Bosh & Wade are calling for more opportunities, when they’re both injured and playing a ton of minutes and playing horribly!

    Birdman returns + Hibbert distraction (gay slur) + Heat playing at home + Miami’s Big 3 trying to leave a legacy

    I think the Heat will win, but not by much

    Yeah, I think this is where experience kicks in! Like Kenny Smith said, games 5,6,7…all experience! Advantage Miami! And yes, I think the Birdman is gonna come in tonight on a vengeance!

  • RaiderRockstar

    I gotta say it one last time(promise).
    They’ll promote Will Kiss Ass’t Media Director.

    ***

    @Purv

    does that mean more KISS songs at Raider games? or interviews?

  • hwnrdr

    I can just hear it now…I wanna Rock N Roll all night…and party every day!

  • SnBG

    Three things stand out in that King article for me. Hue says:
    I think [Al Davis] felt we’d get a lineman who we figured could play for us for 10 years, then we had two third-round picks, and we’d try to move up late in the second round or higher in the third and try to get Colin.”
    Sounds like a lack of communication between Al and Hue. Wasn’t good

    Al trades for Seymour. Not a good trade

    The only way, maybe Hue stays as the HC is if Mr Davis lives but then he also alienated folks in a press conference, so Al may have fired him also. Plus the team didn’t make the playoffs.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    See ya’ all Wednesday.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Hwnrdr

    see comment #131.

    if you’re Erik Spoelstra, do you make LeBron James the guy and just put it on his shoulders … or do you focus on Bush & Wade and limit his opportunities, just go rebound and play Defense. take the shots when you’ve got them but don’t try to do too much ??

    tough call. I wouldn’t wanna be him if the Heat took the ball out of LeBron’s hands and they lost!

    At the same time, if you think maybe the Pacers got your number and you want to change it up on them?

  • SnBG

    4-win QB’s and 4-win GM’s are popular in today’s NFL
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    That’s generally because the real NFL people know what it takes to win in this league. Like Madden says: You got to have talent to win. Reg and Palmer had nether.

  • RaiderRockstar

    *Bosh (translated = pansy)

  • SnBG

    BBL.

  • Marks hair

    I expect the home team will have another big 3rd qtr.. but im rooting for george and the pacers

  • RaiderRockstar

    Like Madden says: You got to have talent to win. Reg and Palmer had nether.

    ***

    @SnBG

    Same goes for Dennis Allen & Greg Knapp, I assume?

    or we just pick and choose who gets a free pass?

  • willy91137

    we haven’t gotten any raider news because the PR guy got canned

    so now all we hear PR guy promote somebody and get off your posterior END

    and tell me how many Pryor has thrown

    I must know this is very important to me LOL

  • realtruraider

    Reggie McKenzie talked Zak Gilbert out of taking a job with Chiefs and into taking the Raiders job, then had no say in Gilbert’s future. – Cork

    ***

    so are the Chiefs gonna fire their PR guy and hire Gilbert since he’s one of the best in the biz?

    No, because apparently firing a PR guy is owner suicide (lol)

    do these guys have contracts, like players & coaches?

    ————————————————————

    Does Cork realize that if Gilbert took the Chiefs job over Raiders the Chiefs would of fired him months ago along with the rest of the old regime. I call it a wash, no reason to feel bad for him to have to uproot his family for only a year, its the fkin NFL for fk sake

  • RaiderRockstar

    im rooting for george and the pacers

    ***

    @Marks Hair

    we know. we know

    who isn’t (on this blog)?

    just me and possibly tru