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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://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Big year could help Darren McFadden get paid
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    Yeah, that 6 year $60mm contract wasn’t enough for how great McFadden has been.

  • 92101_Raider

    Anybody catch Dexter tonight?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    #4750

    Thank you!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Anybody in here have to make changes to work commute tomorrow with the Pending Bart strike?

  • 92101_Raider

    Can’t wait for the final season of Breaking Bad.

  • 92101_Raider

    25 Things You Didn’t Know About Mike Tyson

    #25
    Prior to allegedly shooting 50 Cent in May 2000, Darryl “Hommo” Baum served as Tyson’s bodyguard. So two weeks after Baum was killed in June 2000—apparently in retaliation for the 50 Cent shooting—Tyson dedicated his fight against Lou Savarese to him. “I love you with all my heart,” Tyson said. “Oh, God, I’m mad.” Aside from dedicating the fight to Baum, Tyson also allegedly put out a $50,000 “hit” on members of a street gang that he believed to have played a part in Baum’s death.

  • 92101_Raider

    # 24

    He abstained from sex for five years when he was an up-and-comer because he believed that having sex before a fight made him a weak boxer.
    For the record, Iron Mike isn’t the first boxer to subscribe to the “no sex before a big fight” theory. Everyone from Manny Pacquiao to Amir Khan has also admitted to toning things down in the bedroom in the months leading up to a fight. But most boxers don’t take it to the level that Tyson did at the start of his career. Don’t worry, though. According to him, he’s more than made up for missing out on those five years since then.

  • 92101_Raider

    # 23
    Central State University granted Tyson an honorary doctorate in 1989.
    Ironically, Tyson dropped out of high school when he was just a junior and never graduated. But Central State gave both him and Don King honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters degrees. “Mike demonstrates that hard work, determination, and perseverance can enable one to overcome any obstacles,” Central State president Arthur Thomas said at the time. Hmmm…No high school degree required?

  • 92101_Raider

    #22
    He contracted and was suffering from gonorrhea before his championship bout with Trevor Berbick in 1986.
    By winning the fight, Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titleholder ever. But years later, he admitted that, during the match against Berbick, he was “burning like a Good Humor in July.”

  • 92101_Raider

    #21
    In 1990 he was the highest-paid athlete in the world, making more than Michael Jordan that year.
    According to Forbes Iron Mike made an estimated $28.6 million in 1990. MJ finished tied for eighth on that year’s list, having raked in a $8.1 million (keep in mind this was before he won his first title). Buster Dougals (who had his shocking knockout defeat over Tyson in February that year) and Sugar Ray Leonard occupied the second and third place spots, respectively.

  • 92101_Raider

    #20
    He beat up seven prostitutes once when he was high.
    The assault, which took place in a hotel room in 2009, occurred after Tyson used morphine, cocaine, and alcohol. He credits the incident with helping him get sober. “It was the lowest point of a very low life,” he told Robin Leach in an interview in April 2012, “but it was my own knockout punch to clean up life, get whole, get well-and I haven’t done anything in three years now. I’m clean. I’m sober.”

  • 92101_Raider

    #19
    He’s only ranked 50th on ESPN’s 50 Greatest Boxers of All Time list.
    Even though Tyson is one of the most famous boxers ever (he’s likely only second to Muhammad Ali in terms of popularity), he barely cracked ESPN’s list of the greatest 50 boxers of all time when the Worldwide Leader in Sports put the list together back in May 2011.

    And in a piece defending the list, ESPN implied that some of their readers probably wouldn’t be happy about his inclusion. “If one thing is guaranteed about this ESPN.com listing of the greatest 50 boxers of all time, it’s that everyone who reads it will have an opinion,” ESPN wrote before pointing out a series of questions readers might have, including one about Tyson. “Why is Mike Tyson in there at all?” Blasphemy!

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Anybody in here have to make changes to work commute tomorrow with the Pending Bart strike?
    =========================================

    Personally, I am not, but 200,000+ others are living in denial right now.

  • 92101_Raider

    #18
    He’s in the WWE Hall of Fame.
    Almost 15 years after making his WWE debut at WrestleMania XIV—and less than a year after getting inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame—Tyson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before WrestleMania XXVIII in March 2012. He paid a very high compliment to WWE when he was selected to be a part of the Class of 2012. “I am honored to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame,” he told ESPN. “I was the youngest heavyweight champion of all time, but the most fun I ever had in the ring was with WWE.”

  • 92101_Raider

    #17

    The Simpsons boxer character “Drederick Tatum” was designed to be a parody of Tyson.
    Armed with a criminal record, a high-pitched voice, a lisp, and a mansion filled with exotic animals, Tatum was essentially the animated version of Tyson. He was known for his bad temper and for going to jail for pushing his mother down a flight of steps. The first episode that he appeared in was “Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment” on February 7, 1991.

  • Just Fire Baby

    During a VIP New Years event at the Luxor, the wife and I shared a 6 person dinner table with Mike and his wife and another old couple.

    He was super friendly.

  • 92101_Raider

    #16

    Tupac was murdered after leaving the Mike Tyson-Bruce Seldon fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
    The champ and Tupac became friends after the rapper paid Tyson a visit while he was incarcerated for rape. Tupac and his entourage got into a confrontation with Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, a Crip member from Compton in the lobby of the MGM Grand following the Tyson-Seldon fight on Sept. 7, 1996. Anderson was allegedly a part of a group that had robbed a Death Row member earlier that year. Shortly afterward Tupac was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting near the Vegas strip and died six days later at the University Medical Center.

    In 2010, Tyson said the biggest regret he has about his relationship with the slain rapper was not smoking weed with him. “He always wanted me to smoke weed with him, and I never did it, and I wish I did,” said Tyson.

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    #15

    He was borderline obese as a child; weighing nearly 200 lbs. by the age of 13.
    In a 2011 interview, Tyson admitted that he used to skip school when he was young because of his weight. He reportedly weighed 200 pounds by the time he was 13. “I was skipping school because I used to be an overweight kid with glasses,” he told Access Hollywood. “So every time I went to school, people would just kick the crap out of me.”

  • 92101_Raider

    #14
    His father, Jimmy Kirkpatrick, reportedly fathered 16 children.
    Although Kirkpatrick fathered 16 children, only three of his kids were with Tyson’s mother Lorna Smith Tyson. His father abandoned Tyson, his mom, and his two siblings, Rodney and Denise, when Tyson was just two years old. Iron Mike has fathered eight kids of his own by multiple women but is known to have a good relationship with them.

  • 92101_Raider

    #13
    In 1987, Nintendo’s Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out! sold over a million copies.
    The popular game eventually went on to sell more than two million copies. It’s also been praised by critics over the years. In 2008, Nintendo Power ranked it as the sixth-best Nintendo Entertainment System game ever.

  • 92101_Raider

    #12

    He had to pay Robin Givens $10 million in alimony despite separating less than a year after being married.
    During a 20/20 interview with Barbara Walters, Givens described her marriage to Tyson as a “living hell.” He later admitted to physically abusing her—”She flew backward, hitting every [expletive] wall in the apartment,” he said of one particular incident—and the two were officially divorced on Valentine’s Day 1989, just a little more than a year after they had gotten married.

  • 92101_Raider

    25 Things You Didn’t Know About Mike Tyson
    BY RALPH WARNER, CHRIS YUSCAVAGE | JUN 30, 2013 | 12:34 PM |

    #11
    Former trainer Teddy Atlas said he put a gun to Tyson’s head after Iron Mike allegedly groped Atlas’ 11-year-old neice.
    During a July 2012 interview on ESPN’s Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable, Atlas confirmed that he had, in fact, put a .38 caliber gun to Tyson’s head back in 1983 when the young boxer was just 16. He claims he did it because Tyson touched Atlas’s 11-year-old female family member inappropriately on the buttocks. But the incident actually led to Atlas getting thrown out of the storied Catskill Boxing Club by Hall of Fame trainer Cus D’Amato, who had adopted Tyson a short time earlier.

  • rediaR

    5000 bottles of koolaide on the wall,
    5000 bottles of koolaide
    You take one down, crush people’s hopes,
    4999 bottles of koolaide on the wall…

  • 92101_Raider

    Not letting me post anymore of the list.

  • 92101_Raider
  • 92101_Raider

    Watching Money Ball,

    Looks like Reggie is trying to work his own Money Ball Magic.

  • DJ Johnny

    92101_Raider Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 10:16 pm
    #13
    In 1987, Nintendo’s Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out! sold over a million copies.
    The popular game eventually went on to sell more than two million copies. It’s also been praised by critics over the years. In 2008, Nintendo Power ranked it as the sixth-best Nintendo Entertainment System game ever.

    I wonder where the Nintendo game “Shaq-Fu’ ranks.

    I loved that game. I thought it was awesome.

  • DJ Johnny

    rediaR Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 10:20 pm
    5000 bottles of koolaide on the wall,
    5000 bottles of koolaide
    You take one down, crush people’s hopes,
    4999 bottles of koolaide on the wall…

    Ha. Good one.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    I never met Tyson. I have met Evander and Ali tho.

  • 5K

    RediaR Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 10:20 pm
    5000 bottles of koolaide on the wall,
    5000 bottles of koolaide
    You take one down, crush people’s hopes,
    4999 bottles of koolaide on the wall…

    =======

    4998 bottles of koolaide on the wall!!!

  • 5K

    4779.

  • 303Raider

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

    Seymour Bush Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 9:34 pm _____________________________
    _____
    Everone is right, you fuktard xpostin POS.

    Yesterday all your handles leave at the same time, and then all cme bgack at same time.
    Same thing today.
    You are such a loser, fuktard crossposter

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    5K Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    4779
    ============================================

    It only means something if it is actual posts. Not some knucklehead posting 4872……4873……..

  • 5K

    ;)

    :cool:

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    303Raider Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

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

    Seymour Bush Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 9:34 pm _____________________________
    _____
    Everone is right, you fuktard xpostin POS.

    Yesterday all your handles leave at the same time, and then all cme bgack at same time.
    Same thing today.
    You are such a loser, fuktard crossposter
    ============================================

    What is REALLY funny is 666 is not me. 666 lives in San Ho. I hate San Ho. But you are a dimwitted, dog shi* eating piece of crap that can’t find your own ass with a guide dog, doctors instruction, and a little your social worker. Must really suck to be you.

  • 5K

    Be back after True Blood!

  • DJ Johnny

    47 posts in the past hour. At that pace we’ll hit 5,000 in around 5 hours.

    Of course there’s the overnight slowdown so doubtful we’ll keep up the pace.

    By tomorrow morning around 8-9am (PST) we should hit it…UNLESS, Cork has some 4th quarter heroics up his sleeve.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    What adult says retarded sh!t like this?
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    Seymour Bush Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Must really suck to be you.

  • DJ Johnny

    I’m betting Cork gets a new post up BEFORE we hit 5k.

    He’s toying with us.

    Well, good nite fellow fans.

  • Crawfish Joe

    4790

  • 5K

    4791

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Seven awesome tweets by the great Richard Dawkins:

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  • Violent Hands

    Nice to see the choirboys all keeping out of trouble,thats why you sometimes draft for character also.McGee must be in total shock-mode, thought it was gonna be party time here? but no the cultures changing..the only story they can dig up on us right now is we apparently wanted Barkley over Wilson lol everything is so sqeeky clean here theres no mud to sling anymore or dirt to find,no shoot-outs or intoxicated joy rides going on here bwoy..
    Fact is now Raider fans look on at other teams problems shaking our heads in dis-belief,the culture change and new focus and improved coaching staff SHOULD bring wins

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/01/the-ageist-attack-on-hillary.html

    Meanwhile, Republicans are preparing their attacks against Hillary for 2016.

    What’s going to be their big reason not to vote for her?

    They’re going to say that, at 69 years of age in 2016, she’s too old.

    This after two out the last four GOP nominees were over 70, and Mitt Romney was 65.

  • 0ak r8rs

    Violent Hands Says:
    July 1st, 2013 at 1:29 am
    Nice to see the choirboys all keeping out of trouble,thats why you sometimes draft for character also.McGee must be in total shock-mode, thought it was gonna be party time here? but no the cultures changing..the only story they can dig up on us right now is we apparently wanted Barkley over Wilson lol everything is so sqeeky clean here theres no mud to sling anymore or dirt to find,no shoot-outs or intoxicated joy rides going on here bwoy..
    Fact is now Raider fans look on at other teams problems shaking our heads in dis-belief,the culture change and new focus and improved coaching staff SHOULD bring wins

    @@@@@@@@@

    Couldn’t agree more.

  • 0ak r8rs

    Gdog Says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 8:29 pm
    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

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    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??

    @@@@@@@@

    We had that 8-8 discussion earlier, and I think I destroyed it. 2010 was lucky (APless Vikes, Cutlerless and 2nd string qb less Bears, Kyle Orton w two different teams), and 2011 was helped by a weak division (only won’t 2 games without it)

    If you buy into that mirage, then it’s you that has “blind faith”. I’m looking at this team objectively and at all positions. And at almost every position we have improved. But I also know we r not where we need to be at almost every position as well. Unfortunately, you can’t replace 40 check cashers and losers in one year. It takes a while. Every expert in the NFL says we r on the right track, even after pointing out the mistakes that have been made (hiring knapp, not figuring out a way to resign Wimbley (the only FA we let go last year that was productive in any capacity, anywhere) or Wheeler, Bartell and spencer). And to call Reggie the 32nd GM just proves you’re a Reggie hater. I can see why people would say that about DA. Even tho I don’t agree w that either. But Reggie? Been there 13 months, made all these sweeping changes personnelwise and coaching and building and reputation wise, and he’s the 32nd GM in football to you? That right there shows YOU r not the one being objective and r simply looking for reasons to have NO faith. Way to jump on board and be a Raider fan.

  • 0ak r8rs

    Wheeler), Bartell and spencer (wish we hasn’t signed)

  • 0ak r8rs

    In other news. A class move by a class org that I hate, but most admit I am sometimes jealous of, the Patriots have announced they r doing even swaps of Hernandez jerseys. If you have a Hernandez jersey, bring it in so they can burn it, and they will give you any jersey you want.

    I wish Reggie would do that w jawalrus and McClown. Like to forget they ever existed as well. I wish we had the money to do it…..

  • Just Fire Baby

    I read this story in SI once that talked about all the apparel that didn’t make it into stores, like say a 2002 Oakland Raiders Super Bowl champions shirt, they donate to some poverty stricken country in Africa.

    So when you go there, everyone is wearing Buffalo Bills Super Bowl champions shirts, lol.

    Wonder if they are going to destroy the Hernandez jerseys or send them to Rwanada or whatever it was.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Can’t imagine there is too many McCown jerseys out there.

    I don’t even think his kids would wear one.