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Woodson, McFadden transcripts

CHARLES WOODSON

Q: Your observations have been during mandatory camp, how it’s going about business, is it similar to Packers, what do you see?
Woodson: Here, I really see, probably a new attitude from where they’ve been previously. You have a head coach who’s in his second year, and he’s trying to establish that winning mindset around here. Defensively we have a bunch of new guys who weren’t here last year and don’t know about the troubles from last year, so bringing a lot of new guys in, and just trying to set the tone for the guys out there on the practice field as far as our work ethic and making sure that every play you’re out there busting your tail and playing like you’re going to win every game. Because nobody’s going to give us a shot this year to do anything. But for us, if we come out and practice in a way that’s going to help us go out there and win games it won’t really matter what anybody else says. It’ll be about what we do out here on the field. I see coach Allen coming out here and emphasizing that every day. That it’s about this team, and it’s going to be how we work that’s going to determine how our season goes.

Q: You like being in that position, where nobody expects anything or does it even matter?
Woodson: For me, I’d rather be on a winning team, period. So for me, it really doesn’t matter the expectation part of it. It doesn’t matter the record, for me, I’m going to play hard regardless.But you don’t want players that have been around here, that haven’t won in a long time or had winning seasons and had the fan base excited about what you’re doing, you gotta establish that. I’m going to come out here and play hard regardless. But you want everybody to have that same mentality.

Q: Guys who helped you the most in developing into a leader, a mentor . .
Woodson: It’s just time. I’ve been around the game a long time now and seen just about everything the game can throw at you. I’m a little bit older now. You just see and you do things differently as you gradually get older within the game. The experience part of it is really what helps you out. It’s not one person in particular, just experience and I’ve done everything under the sun when it comes to being in the NFL, being an NFL player. So for guys that I’m around, guys will ask me questions all the time about different things, and I’ve done it all. So I’ll have some type of input about. That’s kind of the thing that catapults you into that leadership role is the guys know that you’ve been through it, whatever it may be, so it’s just time, and being around it and having done it and still being here and being around, and being able to talk to guys.

Q: How create chemistry here with so many new guys . . .
Woodson: I think initially, myself for example, guys want to see how you work on the field. They want to know, they want to see, myself coming in, going into m y 17th year, am I going to be a guy that’s going to sit on the sideline all the time and let everybody else take all the reps. That’s not me. And I think those guys see that, having me practice here the last couple weeks, I want to be out there on the field, and I’m going to run to the football and I’m going to try and make every play I can possibly make, and I think that part of it is the trust aspect of it. The communication part is knowing what you’re doing when you’re out there and being able to communicate with the other players and those players communicate back with you, and everybody knows what you’re doing, and once you do that, that’s where the chemistry comes. If we can do that as a team, we’ll be OK.

Q: College number and negotiations for old jersey number?
Woodson: Actually the `2’ looks very, very good. I remember coming out in ’98 and trying to petition to wear No. 2 and it didn’t happen. Maybe I’ll take another shot at it this time around. The 24, I think it’ll eventually work itself out so I’m really not too worried about it right now.

Q: Pay a premium . . .
Woodson: I really ain’t trying to pay nothing, but we’ll see what happens.

Q: Sixteen years, all the hits given and taken, physicality an issue, you hit the magic number and no more . .
Woodson: I don’t think you have any choice but to accept it if you’re going to play, you want to be an integral part of the team. For me, physically, I really feel great. I don’t really have any issues getting out of bed or anything like that. I really feel fresh coming out here and running around. When that time comes, I know I’ll feel it, and I’ll have to come to a decision, do I want to come out and continue to do it. But right now, it’s full speed ahead.

Q: You were drafted as a shutdown corner and now do so more how have you worked at your craft?
A: You go from being a shutdown corner to just being a shutdown football player. That’s what I’ve always been even though my role was to play corner I was always just a football player. Those that have watched me over the years, I’ve always tackled. I’ve always done whatever I could out there on the field besides just playing against one guy. Then over the years, it’s the experience thing that comes into play, and the game starts to slow down for you the more you play the game. You know what to expect out there on the field. Over the years I’ve learned how to better look at film and know exactly what I’m looking at. It’s not about spending a whole lot of time watching film but it’s about looking at it and knowing exactly what you need to get out of it for you to be a better player. I’ve been able to do that now for a lot of years.

Q: No reps at receiver?
A: I haven’t got there yet but let’s hold off on that a little bit.

Q: You weren’t known as a film guy, has that changed?
A: It’s changed. When I first came out we played man to man. Really the game was about not letting your guy catch the ball. That’s what I had to do. A lot of times you followed the guy around and that was it. If they weren’t throwing the ball at him, really what else could you do. Over time being put in other positions, playing nickel, moving around, playing dime, playing some safety, you got to see the game from different angles. That’s what kind of really egged me to get better at understanding formations, understanding situations, what teams like to do whether it’s in the red zone or backed up to their own 20. It’s helped me become a lot better player and make a lot more plays which is of course a lot of fun. I look forward to doing a lot of that this year.

Q: Chemistry with Tyvon?
A: It’s been good. We have some players back there. Bringing in Mike Jenkins, bringing in Tracy Porter, having Tyvon who has been here a few years, we have guys that have won games in this league, have been good players in this league. We know how to win. That’s helped us just really … I think so far we have gelled together really good just in the couple of days that we have practiced together. We’re all feeling each other out. Everybody wants to see how I’m going to come out here and work and practice and I think the last few weeks I’ve showed them what kind of player I am and why I have been around this long. That type of thing is only going to help us grow as a unit.

Q: What do you do the next month?
A: Work. I work. I work and prepare myself to be ready when training camp comes so I can hit the ground running. I’ll go home and I’ll be home with my family but a large part of it will be conditioning myself to the point where if we had to play a game July 27 I could play July 27 and not have to come off the field. That’s what I’ll do the next couple of weeks.

Q: Why was it important to you to jump right into OTAs and practice?
A: It’s another fresh start for me. I’ve been given an opportunity by the Oakland Raiders to come out here and be a part of this team. I wanted to come out here and be around the team. I kind of dangled out there in free agency for a while. There was always the thought that I may be done if something doesn’t come up or a team doesn’t come calling. Oakland gave me the opportunity to come play here and I wanted to be out here. I wanted to come out here and work with the guys. Talking to our d-coordinator and know what the scheme was and what they were doing. I was very excited about that so I wanted to come out here get those reps, especially mentally going through all those checks and make sure I’m staying ahead of the game once training camp comes around. That’s what I wanted to do.

Q: Weird being same age as some coaches?
A: It’s weird. Actually in Green Bay Joe Whitt our defensive back coach was younger than I was. The thing is, with Joe, Joe knows what he’s talking about so it’s easy to follow a guy and listen to a guy who knows what he’s talking about even though he may be younger and you’ve played in the NFL all these different years. Listening to the guys I’m around now, they know what they’re talking about so there won’t be any issue.

DARREN MCFADDEN

What do you do for the next six weeks?
“I’ll be here for a couple days then it’s right back to training. It’s something you can’t take much off of. Once you get in that shape, it only take three or four days to fall out of shape so you just want to keep it going and just stay on top of everything.”

Coach was talking about challenging you to be a leader?
“Just being one of the older veteran players on the team. It seems like just yesterday I was a rookie but now I’m going into my sixth year. Just trying to be more of a vocal leader instead of just going out there and leading by example, you have to be more of a vocal leader and let guys know ‘hey, come on bring yourself along’. Some guys might need a jumpstart to get going so you just want to pull them along and get everybody going on the right page.”

You feel comfortable being vocal when you see a player doing something wrong?
“I would say I’m more on the offensive side of the ball because on the defensive side of the ball I might not know exactly what they’re supposed to be doing. I know on the offensive side of the ball I can tell if they’re not doing right and say ‘hey, come on, bring it along’ or something.”

How are things working out with the offensive line?
“Things are going very well with the offensive line. As far as the blitz pick up, the calls the offensive line is making. I feel like we’re meshing very well.”

But as for you, do you like what you see?
“I feel like everybody’s up to speed. Me personally, I feel like I’m up to speed with everybody. I know the blocks that they’re gonna make and where the holes should be.”

What do you see in Rashad Jennings?
“He’s a great guy. He’s out there hitting it hard like he’s supposed to. He knows his assignments and that’s something that you need from a running back, guy who know their assignments that they’re assigned to when they’re out there trying to block or even when they’re running the ball, they have to know the right reads to make.”

Q: Do you use your poor showing last season as added motivation this year or do you put it aside?
A: “It’s one of those things, there’s always going to be things that gets your blood boiling. But last year was last year. It’s something I put behind me. We’re moving forward, and I’m looking forward to a new season.”

Q: Are there things you learned that you should avoid doing?
A: “It’s just going out there and being more of a vocal leader. I feel like there was times last year, guys would like to talk a lot. It might have been at the wrong time when I was cracking jokes. I’m just being more of a vocal leader and leading for the younger guys.”

Q: Do you focus on this being a contract year for you?
A: “I know it’s there but it’s something that I don’t really think about. I just go out there and play football. I know if I go out there and take care of my business on the field, everything is just to follow.”

Q: Have we seen the best of McFadden yet?
A: “Not at all. You’ve seen a lot of glimpses, though, but I can promise you that you haven’t seen the best of him at all.”

Q: Surprised at how many balls you caught last season?
A: “It was one of those things, if you have to check it down to a running back, I’m always going to be there for if the quarterback decides to check it down to me. I’m going to be there for him.”

Q: What is your relationship like with the quarterbacks?
A: “I feel like all of them guys have been doing a great job. They come in there, they take control of the huddle, they get guys in the right position, they make the right reads they have to make for the defense. So, I feel like they all have been doing a great job. I’m just looking forward to the competition in training camp and getting out there with them.”

Q: What do you think of the Raiders defense so far?
A: “Man, just being out there with them, they’re going to present a lot of problems for people. Just seeing them out here in OTAs and mini camp, they’ve been moving around and flying to the ball. So, I’m looking forward to that.”

Q: What does Woodson bring to the team in terms of leadership?
A: “He’s a great veteran guy. A lot of guys look up to him. So, just seeing him out there and taking control, seeing guys look up to him on the defense.”

Q: Can you see yourself playing at Woodson’s age?
A: “I don’t think it’s the age that really matters. He’s the type of guy, he’s going out there and getting it in and doing what he’s supposed to do. So, it’s about how you go out there and handle yourself.”

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  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Palmer just couldn’t find a team that could carry him to Greatnest..

  • 5K

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  • 5K

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  • 5K

    4704.

  • Crawfish Joe

    :mrgreen: 5K, com’on baby!

    Raidahs!

  • Crawfish Joe

    Ok 5K, I’ll race you to 5K. Go! :mrgreen:

  • Crawfish Joe

    Woodson, McFadden transcripts. See topic at the top of page.

  • Gdog

    0ak r8rs Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    He did on defense. He basically gave us all the finger on offense. Like nobody wins with offense in the NFL.

    He’s prolly the 32nd rated GM in the NFL… and I am afraid he hired the 32nd rated coach in the NFL… as well as the QB.

    “Rebuilding” = 2 wins tops… sorry

    @@@@@@@

    Can’t fix this mess in one year. We made good progress on defense. And our special teams will be much improved w the new coaching and influx of youth. OL will be improved. RB is improved. TE and WR r both still young but not ignored, at least not in the draft. And like it or not, the QB position was hardly ignored. We have 3 new QBs plus Pryor. It may be a downgrade, but not age wise or salary wise. The offense was hardly ignored. There r only so many resources to fill all the holes we have in one year.

    >>>

    I know I know… those damn 8-8 teams just left so many holes.

    I admire your confidence, I really do… but this team is already a laughing stock.

    Barkley is third string at Philly (one of the worst QB situations in the NFL) and there is talk he would be starter in Oakland.

    Will we be pining for JaMoney by the end of the season??

  • Crawfish Joe

    :mrgreen:
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    :oops:
    :)
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    :P
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    :lol:
    :evil:
    :???:
    :?:
    :cool:
    :wink:
    :idea:

  • Crawfish Joe

    The mayor of Naw’leens has asked me to ask Cork to free PurvisMan Now.

  • Crawfish Joe

    Barkley is third string at Philly (one of the worst QB situations in the NFL) and there is talk he would be starter in Oakland.

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

    That is low bottom.

  • Crawfish Joe

    There is a strong push to reach the deadline of 5,000 posts by midnight, west coast time or this blog will default. Please do your part. Care to talk about the Woodson-McFadden transcript topic?

  • DJ Johnny

    We’re already 500 posts over the last thread.

    Let’s get to 5,000.

    We can do it.

  • DJ Johnny

    Crawfish Joe Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 8:39 pm
    There is a strong push to reach the deadline of 5,000 posts by midnight, west coast time or this blog will default. Please do your part. Care to talk about the Woodson-McFadden transcript topic?

    Racism, politics, basketball trades…heck Hue Jackson.

    Let’s do it.

  • DJ Johnny

    Carson Palmer is the greatest qb of all time.

    That should get it started.

  • Crawfish Joe

    4716

  • Crawfish Joe

    JaRuss can throw a football 85 yards from his knees.

  • Gdog

    Hrm. Maybe. AZ has a hell of a defense tho. Although they didn’t play well at the end of last year. Lets see if Palmer can win the first playoff game in his 10 year career and we will see? I feel pretty good about my not having to worry about that. I expect he losing ways will continue. Assuming he even gets through the season without ending up on IR. He’s not getting any younger. And in all fairness their OL sucked balls last year. Not sure what strides they have or haven’t made in that area this year.

    >>>

    They drafted the stud RG the Raiders passed on (to pick a guy everyone else passed on because of health problems)… and their rookie right tackle last year was coming into shape.. 8 of his last games were positive PFF ratings after a disastrous start… I would take him in a HEART BEAT over whatever we are throwing out their at RT.

    The only upgrade the Raiders made on the OL was in a picture someone took of Veldheer after he worked out. As if mass is the only quantity important to being a LT.

    CP may not be a Brady/Brees/Manning QB by any stretch of the imagination, but warts and all.. there was no doubt he could get the job done more often than not.

    How can you possibly have any reason to think any of the QBs Reggie is pretending to be starters can do the same?

    I don’t do blind faith… sorry…

  • Crawfish Joe

    I hear the mating call of the bull frog off in the distance, no bull.

  • Crawfish Joe

    4720, only 280 to go. Where is KK and the rest of the night crew? C’mon fellas, need your help.

  • rediaR

    Gdog Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 8:51 pm
    Hrm. Maybe. AZ has a hell of a defense tho. Although they didn’t play well at the end of last year. Lets see if Palmer can win the first playoff game in his 10 year career and we will see? I feel pretty good about my not having to worry about that. I expect he losing ways will continue. Assuming he even gets through the season without ending up on IR. He’s not getting any younger. And in all fairness their OL sucked balls last year. Not sure what strides they have or haven’t made in that area this year.

    >>>

    They drafted the stud RG the Raiders passed on (to pick a guy everyone else passed on because of health problems)… and their rookie right tackle last year was coming into shape.. 8 of his last games were positive PFF ratings after a disastrous start… I would take him in a HEART BEAT over whatever we are throwing out their at RT.

    The only upgrade the Raiders made on the OL was in a picture someone took of Veldheer after he worked out. As if mass is the only quantity important to being a LT.

    CP may not be a Brady/Brees/Manning QB by any stretch of the imagination, but warts and all.. there was no doubt he could get the job done more often than not.

    How can you possibly have any reason to think any of the QBs Reggie is pretending to be starters can do the same?

    I don’t do blind faith… sorry…
    ————————
    I did realize by the 12th pick every team had a chance to pass people up.

  • Crawfish Joe

    4721

  • Crawfish Joe

    :oops:

  • Crawfish Joe

    Did Terry Bradshaw want to play for Al Davis? If I remember correctly, TB was the back up and Al told Knoll he had a good one and better play him. Came back to bite Al, but that was the kind of guy Al was, who, by the way, has had more HOFers ask him to be their spokesperson than any body else. Gnaw on that one.

  • Gdog

    rediaR Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Gdog Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 8:51 pm
    Hrm. Maybe. AZ has a hell of a defense tho. Although they didn’t play well at the end of last year. Lets see if Palmer can win the first playoff game in his 10 year career and we will see? I feel pretty good about my not having to worry about that. I expect he losing ways will continue. Assuming he even gets through the season without ending up on IR. He’s not getting any younger. And in all fairness their OL sucked balls last year. Not sure what strides they have or haven’t made in that area this year.

    >>>

    They drafted the stud RG the Raiders passed on (to pick a guy everyone else passed on because of health problems)… and their rookie right tackle last year was coming into shape.. 8 of his last games were positive PFF ratings after a disastrous start… I would take him in a HEART BEAT over whatever we are throwing out their at RT.

    The only upgrade the Raiders made on the OL was in a picture someone took of Veldheer after he worked out. As if mass is the only quantity important to being a LT.

    CP may not be a Brady/Brees/Manning QB by any stretch of the imagination, but warts and all.. there was no doubt he could get the job done more often than not.

    How can you possibly have any reason to think any of the QBs Reggie is pretending to be starters can do the same?

    I don’t do blind faith… sorry…
    ————————
    I did realize by the 12th pick every team had a chance to pass people up.

    >>>

    True. But Reggie could have instead simply upgraded a position of pure weakness instantly (like Ariz did).

    Who the hell IS going to be our LG?

    Hold your nose and answer…

  • Crawfish Joe

    Com’on 5K. Anybody?

  • DJ Johnny

    G’dog, I get where you’re coming from.

    On paper..we have this:

    -A GM who took 8-8 team and promised a “return to the greatness of the Raiders” then promptly went 4-12.

    Year 2 should be improved right? What do the “experts” say?

    -Power rankings say worst in the league.

    -ESPN’s “QB rater” says we have worst starter in football.

    -Most 2014 mock drafts have us picking # 1 overall.

    Those are just a few.

    Instead of a “re-energized” fan base with the new regime to save us from the destruction wreaked by the evil Al Davis, we find a disheartened and discouraged Raider Nation…as evidenced by 10,000 seats having to be “tarped” at the home stadium.

    Yeah…we’re really pumped by this “New Era of Excellence”.

    That being said I STILL am excited about the new season and as always..hopeful we’re gonna shock the world.

    Gullible? I don’t know. It is what it is.

    Confident? I need to see something…but always hopeful.

  • rediaR

    Gdog Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 9:01 pm
    rediaR Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Gdog Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 8:51 pm
    Hrm. Maybe. AZ has a hell of a defense tho. Although they didn’t play well at the end of last year. Lets see if Palmer can win the first playoff game in his 10 year career and we will see? I feel pretty good about my not having to worry about that. I expect he losing ways will continue. Assuming he even gets through the season without ending up on IR. He’s not getting any younger. And in all fairness their OL sucked balls last year. Not sure what strides they have or haven’t made in that area this year.

    >>>

    They drafted the stud RG the Raiders passed on (to pick a guy everyone else passed on because of health problems)… and their rookie right tackle last year was coming into shape.. 8 of his last games were positive PFF ratings after a disastrous start… I would take him in a HEART BEAT over whatever we are throwing out their at RT.

    The only upgrade the Raiders made on the OL was in a picture someone took of Veldheer after he worked out. As if mass is the only quantity important to being a LT.

    CP may not be a Brady/Brees/Manning QB by any stretch of the imagination, but warts and all.. there was no doubt he could get the job done more often than not.

    How can you possibly have any reason to think any of the QBs Reggie is pretending to be starters can do the same?

    I don’t do blind faith… sorry…
    ————————
    I did realize by the 12th pick every team had a chance to pass people up.

    >>>

    True. But Reggie could have instead simply upgraded a position of pure weakness instantly (like Ariz did).

    Who the hell IS going to be our LG?

    Hold your nose and answer…
    ———————
    The winner of the Nix/Bergstrom battle most likely. Hey, I didn’t even have to hold my nose! May or may not work out, but I’m willing to give em a chance.

    Mainly though, I have to disagree with the premise that CB wasn’t a weakness. I like Porter and Jenkins, but they aren’t exactly signed to long term deals and are coming off low points in their careers. LG is the easiest position for us to mask some mediocrity on the OL. But ultimately BPA. And yes I think Hayden was the BPA. I watched him once I heard Mayock talk about him a couple weeks before the draft. The kid can play. Everyone worth a gerbil who evaluated his film agrees.

  • Crawfish Joe

    DJ Johnny Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 9:24 pm
    G’dog, I get where you’re coming from.

    On paper..we have this:

    -A GM who took 8-8 team and promised a “return to the greatness of the Raiders” then promptly went 4-12.

    Year 2 should be improved right? What do the “experts” say?

    -Power rankings say worst in the league.

    -ESPN’s “QB rater” says we have worst starter in football.

    -Most 2014 mock drafts have us picking # 1 overall.

    Those are just a few.

    Instead of a “re-energized” fan base with the new regime to save us from the destruction wreaked by the evil Al Davis, we find a disheartened and discouraged Raider Nation…as evidenced by 10,000 seats having to be “tarped” at the home stadium.

    Yeah…we’re really pumped by this “New Era of Excellence”.

    That being said I STILL am excited about the new season and as always..hopeful we’re gonna shock the world.

    Gullible? I don’t know. It is what it is.

    Confident? I need to see something…but always hopeful.

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

    Wow. That’s harsh. But the truth usually is. Hope springs eternal.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “Carson Palmer is the greatest qb of all time.

    That should get it started.”

    LMFAO good one!

    Yeah we will miss him!

  • Crawfish Joe

    Free Mr Purvis Man Now.

    Scourge, you out there?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Raider O Says:
    June 26th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Arabs have Christians too and they hate Israel as much as Arab Muslims.
    ==========================================

    Can someone translate this from stupid to English?

  • 92101_Raider

    Here we go!

  • rediaR

    Seymour Bush Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 9:34 pm
    Raider O Says:
    June 26th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Arabs have Christians too and they hate Israel as much as Arab Muslims.
    ==========================================

    Can someone translate this from stupid to English?
    ———————————-
    Rough translation. “While last year is a concern, I still believe a healthy McFadden can be a great running back for us.”

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    DJ Johnny Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Carson Palmer is the greatest qb of all time.

    That should get it started.
    ===========================================

    Let’s polish that statement up a bit. Carson Palmer is the best QB we have had here in decades. And he is waaaaaaaay better than Pryor. There. That should REALLY get it started.

  • 92101_Raider

    Kluwe or King, who do you want to make it?

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    I am against religion I think it’s harmful.

    I think what he is saying is that in the Middle East you have J3ws, Muslims and Christians all living together and they all hate Israel.

  • 92101_Raider

    Who will be the better holder for Jano?

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “Who will be the better holder for Jano?”

    Pryor so we can do trick plays.

  • 92101_Raider

    This SUCKS:

    Arizona Wildfire 2013: 19 Firefighters Die While Battling Yarnell Hill Blaze

  • rediaR

    Hmmm tough decision.

    Unlike some here, I like Kluwe’s personality and hope he succeeds for us or some team in the NFC we don’t face this year. He is the stable veteran of the two. As a punter though, he is average at best.

    King brings youth and a boomer of a leg to the table. His main problem is consistency. He seems to have a great work ethic. Or at least he’s great at talking about how he is working at his craft. If he can pull it all together he has the potential to be a great punter.

    Kluwe doesn’t have the potential, so I will root for King to figure it all out.

  • DJ Johnny

    As a fan looking for things to get encouraged about it’s tough seeing all the negative stuff.

    I don’t think any of us “like” to see all the experts say how much we suck. There’s that part that says “maybe they’re right about a lot of this”.

    In some cases that make really good points to support the “Raiders suck” stance, but I see some reasons things could go the other way:

    -McClain out and guys who love and want to play football in. Better linebacking corps imo.

    -DB’s seem better.

    -Young, eager defense it appears overall.

    -OLine looks pretty decent to me.

    -McFadden back in the power scheme and what looks to be a nice backup in Murray.

    -Bobby April new st coach. Josh Cribbs, a healthy Ford.

    QB? I don’t know, but I do see some positives that the “experts” seem to be ignoring.

  • DJ Johnny

    Seymour Bush Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 9:36 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Carson Palmer is the greatest qb of all time.

    That should get it started.
    ===========================================

    Let’s polish that statement up a bit. Carson Palmer is the best QB we have had here in decades. And he is waaaaaaaay better than Pryor. There. That should REALLY get it started.

    If it doesn’t than it isn’t for lack of effort lol.

  • 92101_Raider

    Who is your favorite NFL Reporter/Talking Head?

    I Really like Pat Kirwin and Gil Brandt.

  • rediaR

    I’ll believe a healthy Ford when I see a healthy Ford.

    …Then I’ll blink and he’ll be in a walking boot again.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I am against religion I think it’s harmful.

    I think what he is saying is that in the Middle East you have J3ws, Muslims and Christians all living together and they all hate Israel.
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    Everyone hates Israel. Even the Israeli’s. I guess Raider Ho showed his unbelievably complex grasp of the obvious again.

  • rediaR

    Who plays more games this season Ford or McFadden?

  • 92101_Raider

    June 28, 2013 12:01 pm
    Big year could help Darren McFadden get paid
    by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
    Raiders running back Darren McFadden might need a big year in 2013 if he wants to get paid, reports Joel Corry, a former sports agent who writes for CBSSports.com.

    McFadden has been unable to reach his potential because he has been plagued by injuries during his five seasons in Oakland. He hasn’t played 16 games in any season and has missed 23 games during his NFL career.

    McFadden was ineffective last year in the zone blocking scheme implemented by offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, who was fired after the season. The power blocking scheme under new coordinator Greg Olson could help McFadden return to his 2010 form, when he rushed for 1,157 yards — his only 1,000-yard rushing season — and was sixth in the NFL with 1,664 yards from scrimmage.

    The Raiders are expected to have more than $50 million of cap room in 2014, so they could carry McFadden’s $11.586 million franchise tag number if necessary.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    rediaR Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Seymour Bush Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 9:34 pm
    Raider O Says:
    June 26th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Arabs have Christians too and they hate Israel as much as Arab Muslims.
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    Can someone translate this from stupid to English?
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    Rough translation. “While last year is a concern, I still believe a healthy McFadden can be a great running back for us.”
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    Well done. But maybe someone here can translate, “Camel dung runs downhill longer than McFadden” into Arabic so everyone can be involved.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “Camel dung runs downhill longer than McFadden”

    زشئثم یعدل قعدس یخصداهمم بشسفثق فاشد ئزّشییثد