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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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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • RAIDERMAN99

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 7:49 am
    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!
    =========================================
    I doubt RM is gone even after another 4-12 year.

    Tits, maybe. Reggie, no.

    RAIDS could go 2-14 and RM easily survives as long as MD thinks RM has a workable long term plan for sustainable success, even if it’s behind schedule.

    Tits gets 2013 to prove he learned from his 2012 fck-ups.

    Firing Krapp and continuously talking about now understanding the importance and playing to the rosters’ strengths got him a pass. For a year.

    Tits might even survive another 4-12 year if MD feels he got everything he could out of the roster and did a good job.

    That probably won’t happen though as Tits is in way over his head and is easily the worst HC in the NFL.

  • hwnrdr

    242.RaiderRockstar Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 8:19 am
    @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?

    LeBron almost broght them back…cut the lead to 4. 7-0 run (all FTs) and that last 2.2 seconds…what the heck was Indiana doing trying to throw the ball to half court? Haha!
    But yeah I feel ya! Spoelstra would get an ear full from Pat Riley, if he hasn’t done so already! Because he did look pi**ed!

  • Moose

    Marks Hair Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 8:12 am
    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.

    -
    `Praises Be`
    so we can climb the tree,we want another super-bowl man tired of only having three

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Gilbert was a talent. His departure will cost the team 2 wins in 2013.

    Really, who is this person, why does anybody care he left? never knew why the other dude Herrera mattered.

  • realtruraider

    I think the Heat will win, but not by much

    ———————————————-

    Heat will win by 20….BOOK IT!

  • RaiderRockstar

    yeah, didn’t Art Shell & Lane Kiffin “uproot families” as well?

    part of life in the NFL. I don’t remember them getting sob stories from the media hacks

    mainly just clowned Al Davis over the way he handled the firing, not the firing itself!

  • Raiderbuck

    The industry as a whole seems to be pissed off about this. Everyone loves this PR guy and of course no one loves the Raiders in the press. Mr. Gilbert obviously did something to make Marc Davis upset, did something he really didn’t like. Here’s a career tip, don’t ever tick off the boss! If Marc Davis has any back bone he’s not going to let the press decide who he can hire and who he can fire.
    If Zac Gilbert was out of the office since April 18th then he didn’t make enough reparations for Marc Davis. That could have been Gilbert’s call. Of course the press isn’t going to see it that way it’s easier to make the Raiders look bad.
    Sometimes things just don’t work out between two good entities and maybe, just maybe, Marc Davis made the right call.

    What I AM tired of is the press just assuming that the Raiders suck and everyone else is golden

  • The_Judge37

    Nice to see someone was held accountable for not being able to spin a 4-12 season.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Lebron, Wade, Bosh go 7 games against the Indiana Pacers. In theory you want the ball on your best player cause he makes everybody around him better, if that’s not the case then your fugged.

    Magic, Larry, MJ, Olajowoun, Shaq, they were the centerpiece of championship offenses. Lebron should do it tonight, I smell blowout, over in the 3rd qrt.

  • ElkGRaider

    Would be surprised if LeBron didn’t have 35+ tonight…

    Something fishy when most of the media jumps on the firing of a PR guy. Why would they care so much? And to blame it all on Mark? How do we know Reg didn’t like what he saw?

    Yo Cork…keep the info coming on the QB battl. Much more interesting…

  • Marks hair

    I’m only rooting for the pacers cause George was a bulldog.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Here’s the thing about being a PR guy: you need somebody to hire you run their PR. If you are known as the PR guy that likes to make his boss look bad you aint getting another gig.

    PR guys are overrated, just hire an 18 year old to work the facebook, twitter, and other thingis the media types like.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Lebron should do it tonight, I smell blowout, over in the 3rd qrt.

    Heat will win by 20….BOOK IT!

    ***

    @ tru & macho

    I hope you guys are right :)

    Joel Anthony sucks. I called it as soon as Birdman got suspended that those extra minutes should go to Haslem and Mike Miller should be involved

    Miller is a sharp shooter as he proved last game, puzzling why he’s been on the bench. He was a hero last year at this time, too.

    I don’t care if Bosh & Haslem are 4′s and Birdman can’t play. Anthony is a joke! Get that scrub off the court. trade him to the Lakers for a package of hotdogs

  • hwnrdr

    That is Indiana’s problem…if they fall behind early, its hard for them to come back…so if that happens, Miami will win! If it stays close throughout, maybe whoever gets the last shot? I don’t think it will be that close though!

  • theghostronin79

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 8:23 am
    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?

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

    Doesn’t matter who we think should or shouldn’t GET a pass……. It starts with Mark, and goes down from there. Our opinions don’t really mean squat.

    It’s like arguing with my girlfriend sometimes. No matter what I say she will refuse to hear me, and we chase our damn tails until one of us gets sick of it. No progress made, just futility.

  • hwnrdr

    I don’t care if Bosh & Haslem are 4’s and Birdman can’t play. Anthony is a joke! Get that scrub off the court. trade him to the Lakers for a package of hotdogs

    LOL, and that would be the best dam hot dogs they will ever taste! LOL
    NO, don’t want Anthony! :)

  • Moose

    The bwoy tink he can come diss-up mans dad,man have torch still burning fool

  • Whoknows

    “Mr. Gilbert obviously did something to make Marc Davis upset”
    *******************************
    Maybe Mr Gilbert didn’t do squat. I haven’t heard any good stories about the Raiders as a whole in the last year, just a couple on how difficult it is for Reggie to save us because of how bad things are/were.
    A PR guy is supposed to give us good publicity not bad.

  • Marks hair

    The “other guys” always play better at home. And lbj will go off.. heat win pretty easy.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Marks Hair

    you went to Fresno State?

    Anyways, Paul George is a rising star and the Indy Pacers will be a force in the East for years to come

    I would root for them over any other team in the Eastern Conf – just not my Heat.

    by the way,

    “Would be surprised if LeBron didn’t have 35+ tonight…”

    thumbs up, Elk!

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Theghostronin79 Says:
    It’s like arguing with my girlfriend sometimes. No matter what I say she will refuse to hear me, and we chase our damn tails until one of us gets sick of it. No progress made, just futility.
    +++++++++++++
    LOL. Yeah.

  • The_Judge37

    Gilbert was probably fired for not being able to keep the Hayden injury under wraps, or for not being able to spin it as a minor procedure.

  • RaiderRockstar

    It’s like arguing with my girlfriend sometimes. No matter what I say she will refuse to hear me, and we chase our damn tails until one of us gets sick of it. No progress made, just futility.

    ***

    @ghost

    you’re doing stuff like this with a girlfriend?

    lol, sounds like a wife to me.

    usually chicks are pretty nice until they take your last name (and money) :P

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Buddy of mine put 12k on the HEAT -120 to win it all about 2 months ago.

    He’s been working that baby pretty well.

    Employing some nice hedging strategies to cover his azz.

    He bet 2k on the PACERS to win game 6. Cha-ching.

    Saw him yesterday and asked him what he plans to do for game 7.

    Figured he’d be looking to play it smart and put a few grand on the PACERS +300 Money Line, protect that original 12k wager.

    At the very least, some cash on the PACERS +7.5 points.

    Nope.

    The crazy baztard is letting it ride and said he might even bet MORE on the HEAT game 7.

    Guy has major stones.

    And bankroll.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    from Peter Queen:

    Re Gilbert: I’m sure the result wasn’t exactly what Gilbert had in mind — the Raiders were pushing the Woodson-coming-home story angle, and Woodson told me it was primarily the signing bonus that made Oakland more attractive than Denver —

    So Peter Queen thinks Gilbert was doing his job by bending over to the media and letting them do what they wanted with the Organization’s stories to the fan. I would have fired his azz too.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Judge

    Gilbert has been working from home since mid-April

    I don’t think he’s connected to anything regarding DJ Hayden!

    even the report about DJ going 3rd overall didn’t come out until 04/25 and it says Gilbert was dismissed or “on leave” since 04/18

    Maybe Gilbert was pissed that Mark Davis put him on leave (due to the SI article), so he leaked the Hayden info?

    Assuming Reggie knew who he was going to pick that early and disclosed that info to his staff …

  • theghostronin79

    @ghost

    you’re doing stuff like this with a girlfriend?

    lol, sounds like a wife to me.

    usually chicks are pretty nice until they take your last name (and money)

    ===========

    LOL……..It’s not official, but we’ll be getting married next year. yeah, 2 years into this deal, and all of a sudden she don’t understand a fuk*in thing I’m tryin to say. I can laugh today, but yesterday wanted to wring her damn neck.

  • The_Judge37

    Maybe Gilbert was fired because the new IHOP summer menu was not on the Raiders Official website?

  • RaiderRockstar

    It’s not official, but we’ll be getting married next year

    ***

    Congrats, bro!

    fighting sucks, but the making up is fun. Woo Woo

    my little Podunk wife is as country as they come and fine as a fox. When I met her she was real quiet and shy. now she’s a little firecracker mouthing off to me and anybody else she feels like at a moments notice, lol. people change. It’s good you’re finding that out now. You know what you’re getting into (both good and bad). I met my wife in August ’06 we got engaged before Thanksgiving and got married before Easter ’07. we hardly knew eachother, but it’s been a great ride the last 6+ years

  • The_Judge37

    Or Gilbert was fired because of two straight Media OTA days of our qb’s throwing ducks?

  • The_Judge37

    Maybe Gilbert should’ve blamed his poor Public Relation skills on the Memorial Weekend?

  • theghostronin79

    It’s not official, but we’ll be getting married next year

    ***

    Congrats, bro!

    fighting sucks, but the making up is fun. Woo Woo

    my little Podunk wife is as country as they come and fine as a fox. When I met her she was real quiet and shy. now she’s a little firecracker mouthing off to me and anybody else she feels like at a moments notice, lol. people change. It’s good you’re finding that out now. You know what you’re getting into (both good and bad). I met my wife in August ‘06 we got engaged before Thanksgiving and got married before Easter ‘07. we hardly knew eachother, but it’s been a great ride the last 6+ years

    ===========

    Yeah man, me and her have been both divorced from previous marraiges….. Both knew exactly what we wanted moving foreward. It was like too good to be true, it still kind of is……But, we’ve got more different points of view on stuff than I originally thought. All the important stuff we agree on, and yeah, we don’t hardly ever fight, but when we do, it’s about stupid sh*t, and it gets infuriating……

    Like, “GAWD DAMNIT, JUST LISTEN TO WHAT I’M SAYIN.”

    Otherwise, never been happier with another woman. I laughed earlier because some of these conversations reminded me of talkin with her…..Just pointless to debate. LOL

  • Moose
  • RaiderRockstar

    LOL @ Judge (last 3 comments)

    Maybe Gilbert should have put out a fluff peice about … wait, let me think of some positives – might be a while

  • nycraider

    Its one thing to have a beat reporter not be a homer, but jerry is so filled with hate for the raiders its really tough to stomach.

  • The_Judge37

    284.RaiderRockstar Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 9:06 am
    LOL @ Judge (last 3 comments)

    Maybe Gilbert should have put out a fluff peice about … wait, let me think of some positives – might be a while
    ——-

    That’s true, there haven’t been many positive fluff peices. There are some bloggers on here who have done better jobs of spinning the truth. Maybe Reggie read this blog and figured Gil isn’t doing enough

  • new improved dr robert now cherry flavored

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 6:03 am
    Next time Mistic tries to come in here and puff himself up about Colin K please direct him here.

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

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    April 7th, 2011 at 8:12

    believe me colin’s athleticism cant make up for a lack of accuracy. Kordell stewart was the most amazing runner as a qb (second only to vick, & i mean barley second) with a rocket for an arm. he couldnt avoid the turn overs because decision making and accuracy was hit and miss.
    ************
    Lol. Wow. Amazing how everything changed as soon as Campbell was out and Palmer was in.

    He did a complete flip and became convinced that Pryor was a god with no new info.

    For some reason.

  • ElkGRaider

    Macho Man Randy Savage Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 8:49 am
    from Peter Queen:

    Re Gilbert: I’m sure the result wasn’t exactly what Gilbert had in mind — the Raiders were pushing the Woodson-coming-home story angle, and Woodson told me it was primarily the signing bonus that made Oakland more attractive than Denver —

    So Peter Queen thinks Gilbert was doing his job by bending over to the media and letting them do what they wanted with the Organization’s stories to the fan. I would have fired his azz too.
    ————-

    Excellent post…

  • RaiderRockstar

    @ghost

    when all you’re arguing about is tone of voice and facial expressions, I think you’re good

    hopefully your debates aren’t like the ones in here: religion, politics, racism, samesex marriage, etc (lol)

    or money, another deadly topic

  • SR Raider

    Let’s get back to discussing important stuff, like whether the punter supports gay marriage.

    Long, ugly off-season this year. Time for a vacation

  • new improved dr robert now cherry flavored

    I’m just dumbstruck by all of this convo about a PR guy.

    Really?

  • RaiderRockstar

    That’s true, there haven’t been many positive fluff peices. There are some bloggers on here who have done better jobs of spinning the truth.

    ***

    @Judge

    I’ve got my cell phone handy. Waiting on a call from Mark Davis.

    I can work from home. No “family uprooting” required!

  • nycraider

    i bet jerry shows up at otas wearing a Kaepernick jersey. Jerry’s mocking the raiders, but i remember one beat writer who was sure that rolando mcclain was worthy of a top 10 pick.

  • Whoknows

    Moose Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 9:05 am
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/03/pft-live-redskins-talk-with-rich-tandler-raiders-talk-with-vic-tafur/?

    You can watch it all live at noon ET.
    ****************************
    “which led to Gilbert’s dismissal and fairly strong condemnation from around the football world.”
    I haven’t heard any players or coaches discussing it. Who do these hacks think they are?

  • The_Judge37

    I think i’m going to apply for the Raiders PR position.

    Mark Davis tarps off sections of the stadium in an effort to avoid black outs so fans at home who cannot afford to attend games will still be able to watch.

    Raiders 1st round pick DJ Hayden goes to local hospital to have steel plate implanted in his chest to fortify his body for the upcomming season.

    Charles Woodson fly back to Denver to personally fart in John Elway’s office after choosing Raider Greatness over Mr. Ed’s lowball offer.

    Raiders WR’s doing their part to rescue wounded Ducks from falling aimlessly to the ground at today’s practice, PETA to give humanitary awards on opening day.

  • theghostronin79

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 9:10 am
    @ghost

    when all you’re arguing about is tone of voice and facial expressions, I think you’re good

    ==========

    Yeah, it’s dumb crap that’s not even worth it. None of the “BLOG” stuff you mentioned. But sometimes same boneheaded; unwilling to budge or hear reason about….

    Just a simple, “I hear what you’re saying and understand, but I still think this or that.”
    would make a huge difference……

    Not like “NO, NO, blah blu BLAH”……This that and the other thing, taking a left turn way off topic.

  • theghostronin79

    but i remember one beat writer who was sure that rolando mcclain was worthy of a top 10 pick.

    ==========

    I think a bunch of folks agreed too…… I thought it was the right pick. Was excited to have him, especially since Capt. Kirk was rumored to be leaving.

  • theghostronin79

    9:45 media access

  • The Big Banana

    Jerry and Cork:

    You forget that DA – one of “Reggie’s guys” – supports Mark’s position on Gilbert. Let me help you out here with your tabloid-esque spin job…Mutiny! More Raider dysfunction! Coach and owner conspire against GM.

    There, better?

    #hacks

  • R8ER MIKE

    theghostronin79 Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 8:51 am
    @ghost

    you’re doing stuff like this with a girlfriend?

    lol, sounds like a wife to me.

    usually chicks are pretty nice until they take your last name (and money)

    ===========

    LOL……..It’s not official, but we’ll be getting married next year. yeah, 2 years into this deal, and all of a sudden she don’t understand a fuk*in thing I’m tryin to say. I can laugh today, but yesterday wanted to wring her damn neck.

    *****************************
    you do know the shortest sentence and the longest sentence in the english language….
    I DO. !! lol lol lol