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Raiders OTA today begins in 15 minutes

The Raiders are back on the field today as they kick off their third week of organized team activities (OTA). So, we’ll be coming at you strong and hard today with Tweets, Twitpics and blog posts to keep you up on the action.
The media are permitted to attend only one of three OTA practices each week, which explains why we don’t report on the two other days. We can’t report on what we don’t see.
So, let’s hope there’s plenty going on today on the field and that we can glean some more insight into how the Raiders shape up as they near training camp and the 2013 season.

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Steve Corkran

  • RaiderRockstar

    I’ve got a crazy theory, guys!

    What if is was a scorned Gilbert who was leaking our draft picks!?

    ***

    @paper

    not new. I wondered the same last blog page

  • RaiderRockstar

    Gilbert was placed on leave 04/18.

    report came out about the Raiders wanting Hayden at #3 on 04/25.

  • guest123

    Other than DJ Hayden, who knew what Reggie was picking?

  • new improved dr robert now cherry flavored

    Papertiger418 Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:21 am
    It’s pretty aggravating to see the media jump on the “Mark Davis is crazy” bandwagon, but what else should we expect with that haircut of his?

    What I’m really saying is that we should blame Mark’s Hair for this fiasco.
    *********
    This is true. His hair is mesmerizing. U keep wondering how it happened and who cuts it and hasn’t anyone ever said anything and who is this guy and what does he do with his days.

  • hwnrdr

    50.papertiger418 Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:26 am
    I’ve got a crazy theory, guys!

    What if is was a scorned Gilbert who was leaking our draft picks!?

    Maybe…

  • willy91137

    HE kicks Gilbert out of the building than four weeks later he fires hem

    I would’ve promoted will kiss and quietly let Gilbert walked

    all them media people stick together

    John Madden said one time you don’t want to get into a fight with somebody

    that buys ink and 55 gallon drums and paper that they all on semi trucks

  • RaiderRockstar

    Other than DJ Hayden, who knew what Reggie was picking?

    ***

    @G123

    everybody in-house

    they were all sworn to secrecy. When Gilbert was placed on leave he’s like “WTF, i’m gonna get fired anyway”

    speculation, baby!

  • nycraider

    sad thing is if gilbert did leak the hayden pick it had no effect on the draft anyway. we were the only ones interested in him. especially at number 3

  • guest123

    Except I seriously doubt a PR guy is one of the guys that’s allowed that far into the “inner circle of trust”.

  • papertiger418

    #51

    Sorry, Rockstar! Wasn’t on the blog too much this weekend.

    By the way, Michael Douglas definitely needs a PR guy to rein him in:

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/michael-douglas-says-oral-sex-is-the-cause-ofand-s,98513/

    Yikes!

  • willy91137

    New Improved Dr Robert Now Cherry Flavored Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:28 am
    Papertiger418 Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:21 am
    It’s pretty aggravating to see the media jump on the “Mark Davis is crazy” bandwagon, but what else should we expect with that haircut of his?

    What I’m really saying is that we should blame Mark’s Hair for this fiasco.
    *********
    This is true. His hair is mesmerizing. U keep wondering how it happened and who cuts it and hasn’t anyone ever said anything and who is this guy and what does he do with his days.

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
    Like father like son Mark should hold a press conference and try to explain himself

    I can see why he’s mad about what they said about his father in the last days of his life he should try to explain that to the public through will kiss

  • guest123

    No doubt the media protects their own. It’s apparent that they really liked Gilbert. He gave them the most latitude that they had in 50 years. They were begging for more access, and Gilbert fed it to them like hungry dogs.

    Maybe Mark Davis just don’t agree with Gilbert’s philosophy on media access. Probably talked to him about it, and Gilbert went about doing things his own way.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I seriously doubt a PR guy is one of the guys that’s allowed that far into the “inner circle of trust”.

    ***

    Reggie had a 7-year history with him!

  • guest123

    sad thing is if gilbert did leak the hayden pick it had no effect on the draft anyway. we were the only ones interested in him. especially at number 3

    *********

    pretty sure nobody else was interested in him at 12, or 13, or….

    Just how far would Hayden have fallen if Reggie didn’t take him? Not saying he’d fall out of the first round. But we’ll never know.

  • hwnrdr

    Didn’t the Jets want him as well? Hence why they picked up the other CB on board? I thought I heard that on Draft Day!

  • No Mas Diamante

    47.RaiderRockstar Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:25 am
    @NMD

    Corkran is actually a Bears fan, but he’s still great at what he does for the Raiders.

    ########################################
    Hi RR. I disagree. Cork does not post for weeks sometimes. It would be easy to find something or someone on the team to write about when it’s slow. He could/would do more if he was a fan of the team. Same with McDonald imo…

  • RaiderRockstar

    What I find funny is that EVERYBODY thinks Reggie hired a PR director, yet NOBODY thinks Reggie could possibly be the one who fired him … like Mark Davis pulled the rug from beneath him to show him who’s boss in some weird power move, lol

    the media often times jumps to conclusions, without any real hard evidence. They’re probably hoping that in doing so, Mark or Reggie will come out and explain why Gilbert was terminated … but instead the Raiders issued a classy “thank you. we wish him well” statement and everybody is left guessing & speculating

  • SnBG

    New Improved Dr Robert Now Cherry Flavored Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:28 am
    Papertiger418 Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:21 am
    It’s pretty aggravating to see the media jump on the “Mark Davis is crazy” bandwagon, but what else should we expect with that haircut of his?

    What I’m really saying is that we should blame Mark’s Hair for this fiasco.
    *********
    This is true. His hair is mesmerizing. U keep wondering how it happened and who cuts it and hasn’t anyone ever said anything and who is this guy and what does he do with his days.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Markie is a secret poster on this blog and spends his days reading the brilliant comments we all make because he desperately needs our advice on running the org.

  • hwnrdr

    I got a question…How does a PR guy work from home?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Cork does not post for weeks sometimes. It would be easy to find something or someone on the team to write about when it’s slow. He could/would do more if he was a fan of the team. Same with McDonald

    ***

    @NMD

    Jerry is a Raiders fan! Steve isn’t, yet they both go a while without posting. Jerry did the same, we just don’t remember it. Besides – IBA has more furloughs than they used to. It’s called the offseason bros. It happens every year. When there is news, we’ll get it. Maybe not right away, but soon enough.

  • Thec

    Hwnrdr Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:43 am
    I got a question…How does a PR guy work from home?

    ++++++++++

    Same as some of us do, its called blogging…Sorry Raider O.

  • SnBG

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:41 am
    What I find funny is that EVERYBODY thinks Reggie hired a PR director, yet NOBODY thinks Reggie could possibly be the one who fired him … like Mark Davis pulled the rug from beneath him to show him who’s boss in some weird power move, lol

    the media often times jumps to conclusions, without any real hard evidence. They’re probably hoping that in doing so, Mark or Reggie will come out and explain why Gilbert was terminated … but instead the Raiders issued a classy “thank you. we wish him well” statement and everybody is left guessing & speculating
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Good point. I’ve been wondering that also and said so on this blog. How do we know if Reg was or wasn’t OK with the firing. or maybe he did it.

  • nycraider
  • RAIDERMAN99

    Which do you think is more odd ?

    Mark’s hair or Denise’s breasts ?

    I gotta go with the Tits oddity.

    Winston Churchill was once told by a woman that he was disgustingly drunk.

    So he told her that he would be sober tomorrow and she’d still be an ugly kunt.

    Mark can get a haircut tomorrow.

  • hwnrdr

    71.Thec Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:45 am
    Hwnrdr Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:43 am
    I got a question…How does a PR guy work from home?

    ++++++++++

    Same as some of us do, its called blogging…Sorry Raider O.

    LOL, I guess so!

  • SnBG

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:44 am
    Cork does not post for weeks sometimes. It would be easy to find something or someone on the team to write about when it’s slow. He could/would do more if he was a fan of the team. Same with McDonald

    ***

    @NMD

    Jerry is a Raiders fan! Steve isn’t, yet they both go a while without posting. Jerry did the same, we just don’t remember it. Besides – IBA has more furloughs than they used to. It’s called the offseason bros. It happens every year. When there is news, we’ll get it. Maybe not right away, but soon enough.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    I get more in depth info from other sources including this blog than I do from Cork.

  • SnBG

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:46 am
    Which do you think is more odd ?

    Mark’s hair or Denise’s breasts ?

    I gotta go with the Tits oddity.

    Winston Churchill was once told by a woman that he was disgustingly drunk.

    So he told her that he would be sober tomorrow and she’d still be an ugly kunt.

    Mark can get a haircut tomorrow.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    You could stop obsessing about DA tts and get a life tomorrow.

  • RaiderRockstar

    How does a PR guy work from home?

    ***

    @Hwnrdr

    good question. he doesn’t

    I think he was probably placed on disciplinary leave without pay

  • new improved dr robert now cherry flavored

    Not sure u really want fans covering the team. No objectivity.

    Wanna read fan crap? Go to bleacher report.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    SnBG Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:49 am
    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:46 am
    Which do you think is more odd ?

    Mark’s hair or Denise’s breasts ?

    I gotta go with the Tits oddity.

    Winston Churchill was once told by a woman that he was disgustingly drunk.

    So he told her that he would be sober tomorrow and she’d still be an ugly kunt.

    Mark can get a haircut tomorrow.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    You could stop obsessing about DA tts and get a life tomorrow.
    ==============================================
    Maybe, but you’ll still be an ugly and dumb kunt tomorrow.

  • Marks hair

    Jerry sounds like a real hater in his recent tweets

  • RaiderRockstar

    Not sure u really want fans covering the team. No objectivity.

    Jerry sounds like a real hater in his recent tweets

    ***

    co-signed, both

  • Jabels1488

    Steve and Jerry must really hate their jobs… Piss Poor reporting if they are supposed to be Raiders Insiders..

  • No Mas Diamante

    my point is that journalist should seek out the stories, not wait for them to come to them.
    it is lazy journalism imo.

    l

  • new improved dr robert now cherry flavored

    SnBG Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:43 am
    New Improved Dr Robert Now Cherry Flavored Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:28 am
    Papertiger418 Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:21 am
    It’s pretty aggravating to see the media jump on the “Mark Davis is crazy” bandwagon, but what else should we expect with that haircut of his?

    What I’m really saying is that we should blame Mark’s Hair for this fiasco.
    *********
    This is true. His hair is mesmerizing. U keep wondering how it happened and who cuts it and hasn’t anyone ever said anything and who is this guy and what does he do with his days.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Markie is a secret poster on this blog and spends his days reading the brilliant comments we all make because he desperately needs our advice on running the org.
    ***********
    On a scale of 1-10, how surprising would it be to find out mark davis was in fact MR?

    1) resents Al Davis while liking madden
    2) crazy persons haircut
    3) no job

    I always conjectured that MR hated AD cuz davis screwed his mom.

    Which would be true if this theory was true.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Miles Burris is on the field, but he is not practicing. Jacoby Ford and Sebastian Janikowski are not at practice. Same goes for Josh Cribbs.

    There’s your starting backfield, Marcel Reece and Darren McFadden.

    Not sure how this started but, no, Taiwan Jones is not taking reps at running back. He’s strictly a cornerback.

    Rookie RB Latavius Murray showing off his blocking prowess.

    Charles Woodson playing centerfield, er, safety.

    Denarius Moore with a nice burst off the line.

    Tracy Porter rocking the No. 24 that Charles Woidson covets.

    All-Arkansas connection, Darren McFadden and Tyler Wilson

    Tony Bergstrom back at left guard with the first-team offense. He was there Week 1. Lucas Nix played there last week.

    Denarius Moore and Conner Vernon among those back to field punts from Chris Kluwe and Marquette King.

  • SnBG

    I like Bleacher Report. A lot of those writers have pretty impressive creds. They give more insite than many other writers do.

    http://www.linkedin.com/title/writer/at-bleacher-report

  • Plunketthead

    Denarius Moore and Conner Vernon among those back to field punts from Chris Kluwe and Marquette King.

    Ford and Cribbs are out

  • Raider Riff

    “Can’t report on what u can’t see”

    Really Cork?

    U sure do have a lot to say about the Gilbert firing despite not knowing the facts.

    Cork fvcking sucks.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Josh Cribbs making his way out to practice. He still hasn’t been cleared to participate.

    Stefen Wisniewski and Jason Foster working on long-snapping ,,, just in case.

    Conner Vernon looks solid on punt returns and as a receiver. Very intriguing prospect. This year’s Rod Streater?

  • SnBG

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:53 am
    SnBG Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:49 am
    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 10:46 am
    Which do you think is more odd ?

    Mark’s hair or Denise’s breasts ?

    I gotta go with the Tits oddity.

    Winston Churchill was once told by a woman that he was disgustingly drunk.

    So he told her that he would be sober tomorrow and she’d still be an ugly kunt.

    Mark can get a haircut tomorrow.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    You could stop obsessing about DA tts and get a life tomorrow.
    ==============================================
    Maybe, but you’ll still be an ugly and dumb kunt tomorrow.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    So not true, I’ve been told I’m a very handsome dude. Like Jeff Bridges but taller. So there. You’ll still be drooling over DA tties tomorrow.

  • Raider Riff

    jerry is NOT a Raider fan.

    He chose his side. He chose “the mole”.

    Fvck him. Your either with us or against us.

  • RaiderRockstar

    if one of you dudes have a twitter acct, would you mind asking Tafur or Corkran if Watson is getting any reps with the 1′s yet?

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Miles Burris is on the field, but he is not practicing.
    ===============================================
    What sort of surgery did Burris have on his knee and when was it done ?

    Was it expected that he wouldn’t be able to practice during the OTAs ?

  • Raider Riff

    RaiderRockstar….. doing what the local hacks are too lazy to do. Which is actually report on the OTA’s.

  • Raider Riff

    I’d ask Vic about Watson for you RRs, bit its unlikely he knows. He’s still mourning the loss of his buffet buddy.

  • RaiderRockstar

    jerry is NOT a Raider fan

    ***

    @Riff

    it’s well documented that Jerry grew up a Raider fan and his dad was a big Raider fan season tix holder.

    whether or not Jerry maintained his loyalty, I don’t know. Couldn’t tell you

    he sure sounds like a bitter ex more often than not

  • RAIDERMAN99

    So not true, I’ve been told I’m a very handsome dude. Like Jeff Bridges but taller. So there.
    =================================================
    Yeah, but what do people besides your mom think ?

  • SnBG

    Bergs and Nix, good competition. I’m pulling for Bergs to do well this year.

  • tonedeezy

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 11:02 am
    Miles Burris is on the field, but he is not practicing. Jacoby Ford and Sebastian Janikowski are not at practice. Same goes for Josh Cribbs.

    There’s your starting backfield, Marcel Reece and Darren McFadden.

    Not sure how this started but, no, Taiwan Jones is not taking reps at running back. He’s strictly a cornerback.

    Rookie RB Latavius Murray showing off his blocking prowess.

    Charles Woodson playing centerfield, er, safety.

    Denarius Moore with a nice burst off the line.

    Tracy Porter rocking the No. 24 that Charles Woidson covets.

    All-Arkansas connection, Darren McFadden and Tyler Wilson

    Tony Bergstrom back at left guard with the first-team offense. He was there Week 1. Lucas Nix played there last week.

    Denarius Moore and Conner Vernon among those back to field punts from Chris Kluwe and Marquette King.
    _________________________________________________

    thanks dude, BANG should hire you