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Are the Raiders going to stay in Oakland?

By Steve Corkran
Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 7:48 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Here’s a detailed look at where the Raiders stand in their efforts to get a new stadium built in Oakland. Time is running out, for the Raiders current lease extension expires after the 2013 season.
Here’s the link: http://www.contracostatimes.com/contra-costa-times/ci_23665661/raiders-want-build-50-000-seat-stadium-oakland

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  • RaiderRockstar

    @silver

    I asked Bair a question, flew to Arizona, egged Palmer’s new house and stole the tomatoes from his garden and flew back to Podunk … I think he will address my question next (crosses fingers)

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

    ian85 Says:
    July 23rd, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Great news the Raiders finally signed there soon to be franchise QB Tyler Wilson can’t wait to see him in pre season and can’t wait to see him win the starting gig hopefully by week one Luck vs Wilson would be a sweet QB matchup to start the season

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

    Could happen, but Flynn is more likely. Pryor has zero shot unless his arm’s been replaced.

  • SaintKaufman

    Looks like his responses are pretty long and well thought out.

  • guest123

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 23rd, 2013 at 11:34 am
    35 minutes into Scott’s live chat I think he’s answered like 6 questions, lol

    *********

    somebody get Bair a lackey to screen questions and rapid fire them.

    also, if Bair wants to run chats, he’s gotta keep his answers brief like a condensed twitter and field questions at a pace of 2 questions per minute. somebody show this Bair the ropes already. we don’t want perfect answers with perfect grammar. just quick hits and move on.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Q: Will Marcel Reece (arguably the best player not named Denarius Moore or McFadden) have an increased role?

    A: I think so, especially in short yardage situations. If the goal is to keep Run DMC healthy for 16 games, then let Reece take care those some ground-and-pound situations. He’s a solid blocker and rusher and OCoordinator Olson should play to his best players. And you’re right. Reece is one of them.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Q: Which training camp position battles, in your eyes, will be the most interesting to keep track of?

    A: Two big ones Right tackle and Strongside OLB.

    Menelik Watson should challenge Khalif Barnes at right tackle, assuming he can master the blocking scheme despite relative inexperience playing football.

    At SOLB, it should be an all-out battle between Moore, Maiava and possibly Burris.

  • guest123

    Looks like his responses are pretty long and well thought out.

    *******

    short and candid works better for me

  • RaiderRockstar

    Q: Who do you see as the Projected #1 tight end at the moment?

    A: At this point, it’s David Ausberry by default. There isn’t much experience in his position group, which lost Brandon Myers to NYG. I know he wasn’t much of a blocker, but he was a solid receiver. I also think it’s possible the No. 1 tight end isn’t on this roster yet. The Raiders must be on the lookout for an upgrade at this position.

  • guest123

    Reece a solid blocker? gasp!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Q: Is DJ Hayden in “Football Shape” I know the doctors cleared him to play but until I see him out there tackling and or putting a hit on a WR I will be concerned.

    A: You never know how a player will respond until the pads come on. We’ll have a better idea of how Hayden responds when the Raiders start hitting

  • RaiderRockstar

    Q: [this one from me] McFadden & Ford are ALWAYS injured. Both are entering contract years. Who do you like to fill those roles … as quickly as this season? RB Jennings/Stewart/Murray WR Criner/Butler/Vernon KR i’m assuming is Josh Cribbs ??

    A: On this roster, DMC is irreplaceable. The Raiders have made do without Ford, a prospect that should be easier with Cribbs as a return man and the emergence of Streater.

    I like Latavius Murray, and he’d be my choice to fill in at RB should McFadden get hurt AGAIN. Rashad Jennings didn’t fare will filling in for Maurice Jones-Drew last year with Jacksonville. The Murray kid has promise. We’ll see how he deals with a heavy preseason load. When the games don’t count, I wouldn’t give DMC the rock

  • guest123

    DMC irreplacable? Really? Who had the lowest YPC on the team last year? Goodson, Stewart, Reece? No, it was the irreplaceable one.

  • guest123

    btw,

    nice question rock

  • RaiderRockstar

    Q: Will the Raiders move to LA the lease is up in what about 5 months?

    A: I don’t see it. I’ve done a lot of research into that LA stadium, and that project is farther off than most people think. What advantage would the Raiders have moving into the LA Coliseum or the Rose Bowl for a few years? Their best option is to work something out locally. It’s so difficult to build major projects in California, but the 49ers got it done. It’s possible in Oakland, but it’s going to take a coordinated effort and the support of big local business to make that happen. We’ll know more in September, when the city/county issues its formal proposal

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

    The big question with Murray is how fast can he learn the blitz pickups. Otherwise, Flynn and/or Wilson will get killed.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Q: Will the Nation Miss Kelly and Seymour this season? im hoping the answer is Not one bit

    A: I don’t think so. From everything I’ve heard, losing those two was addition by subtraction. Seymour was a quality player, but he made too much money and one source said he was a voice of dissent at times in the locker room. Don’t need that when you’re rebuilding. Again, I like Walker. Solid addition, but there isn’t much depth at DT. When you’re dealing with salary cap issues, big changes have to be made. I don’t think these moves will hurt the Raiders much.

  • RaiderRockstar

    wow!!

    Bair really changed his tune from the DT article he wrote a few days ago in the “position-by-position break down” peice …

    I’m guessing a few Raider fans set him straight, lol

    nice work fellas

    8)

  • RaiderRockstar

    Q: I’ve been a fiercely devoted Raiders fan for the over 3 decades of my existence and have never been less enthusiastic about a receiving corps than I am this year.
    Yet the front office (Though limited in it’s means) hasn’t made any definitive moves to address this need all while paying lip service to their “Talented young group of receivers”.
    Surely if DMC stays healthy under the new scheme the receivers will have some room to work but do you share my pessimism as to the quality of this group?

    A: I don’t, right now at least. I think Ford is a real talent, assuming he can stay healthy. Moore has so much talent, but he has to hold on to the ball. Too many drops last season. Rod Streater is a solid prospect who emerged late last year. If you put a legitimate No. 1 on top of this group in 2014, then you’ve got a real weapon in the passing game.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Q: What Draft picks of this year’s class have sleeper potential? Im thinking Bass Jr MGee and Rivera

    A: I’m going in another direction here. I think Nick Kasa can be a player in time. It’s SO difficult for lower-round draft picks to make major contributions in their first season, so I caution against expecting too much from guys like this. I will keep an eye on McGee, Rivera, etc. Ask me again next week and the week after. I’ll have a more complete answer for you

  • RaiderRockstar

    Q: If DA gets dropped at the end of the season, who do you think is the best prospect for the job? Winston Moss, Gruden?

    A: Let’s drop the Gruden talk right now. I’ve talked to a lot of NFL people over the years, and I’ve always heard that Gruden likes his ESPN gig. He likes the free time and doesn’t want to get back into coaching. He sure likes being courted though.

    This might not be an answer you want, but I’m not abandoning ship on Dennis Allen. I think he’s an excellent football coach who can excel in this position if he’s given time to grow

  • RaiderRockstar

    Q: Will Comcast be showing any training camp videos?

    A: We’ll have more video this camp than you can handle. We’re revolutionizing our NFL coverage, with video, features and easy-to-read camp reports. It’ll entertaining content with a great design, I promise you that. Get amped. I know I am.

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

    “This might not be an answer you want, but I’m not abandoning ship on Dennis Allen. I think he’s an excellent football coach who’s tits need time to grow”

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

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 23rd, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Q: If DA gets dropped at the end of the season, who do you think is the best prospect for the job? Winston Moss, Gruden?

    A: Let’s drop the Gruden talk right now. I’ve talked to a lot of NFL people over the years, and I’ve always heard that Gruden likes his ESPN gig. He likes the free time and doesn’t want to get back into coaching. He sure likes being courted though.

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

    I agree. The Gruden talk can stop. PERMANENTLY.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Dennis allen has failed to impress since his arrival. Flopping to a paltry 4-12 season he was often out maneuvered on the sideline by opposing coaches, and in the locker room he was nearly bullied by malcontents and under achieving players.

    Allens horrific handling of pryor and complete uselessness with regards to employing the speed on offense was an all time face plan of comical proportions.

    His defense was abysmal and showed in a particularly glaring manner due to the lack of play making form some fo the players.

    Allen will lean on having the 20th ranked pass defense and building form there.

    That is nothing to get excited about as it is fraudulent and very misleading.

    Teams ran any time they wanted and were often up by so many points they called off the dogs and didnt have to pass.

    this inflated the passing defense stat line.

    Allen must handle personnel better, be better in games with coaching decisions and improve the defense or he should be fired at season end

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

    “Dennis allen has failed to impress since his arrival. Flopping to a paltry 4-12 season”

    I Though that was Carson Palmer’s FAULT!!

    You can’t have it both ways make up your mind!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Q: We know that the quarterback position is a big question mark, but I think they are set on letting who they have compete. Do you think they will bring in any receivers? or do they feel confident in what they have?

    A: I don’t think you’ll see the Raiders import a receiver. Too many glaring needs at other positions. See, tight ends. I like the receiver corps as it’s constructed. I think Moore turns a corner in terms of avoiding drops. Again, keep an eye on Ford. If he can stay healthy, he’ll be a force this season.

  • RaiderRockstar

    It’s 12 o clock, which concludes my first Raiders chat. Huh. Time flies when you’re having fun and typing really, really fast. Thank you so much for the questions. Insightful, thought-proviking stuff. Sorry I couldn’t get to them all. We’ll get back at it next Tuesday at 11 a.m. and we’ll have training camp news to discuss. Talk you all next week. In the interim, keep it locked on CSNBayArea.com. Lots of good content coming your way.

    -Scott Bair

  • guest123

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 23rd, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Again, keep an eye on Ford. If he can stay healthy, he’ll be a force this season.

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

    glad to see you are coming around on Ford Rock!

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

    “glad to see you are coming around on Ford Rock!”

    Ford will have a pulled hammy before preseason he is not the kind of guy who stays in football shape all year around.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @G123 & silver

    I’m not Scott Bair.

    Ford is 5th on my WR depth chart and 2nd on my KR depth chart (behind Cribbs)

    1 – Moore
    2 – Streater
    3 – Criner
    4 – Butler
    5 – smurf Tony Cox clone
    6 – Vernon/Cribbs

  • RaiderRockstar

    The Oakland Raiders have their young quarterback under contract.

    Fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson signed his rookie deal Tuesday, general manager Reggie McKenzie told the Raiders’ official website. The Raiders snagged Wilson with the 112th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and reportedly were pleased with his progress during offseason practices.

    We normally wouldn’t post about a fourth-round draft pick signing his contract, but Wilson looms as an intriguing addition under center for the Raiders.

    In April, NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah called Wilson “one of the toughest quarterbacks I’ve ever evaluated.” Our very own Josh Norris ranked him as his top quarterback prospect coming out of the draft process.

    He won’t blow you away with his arm strength, but Wilson showed guts behind a troubled offensive line at Arkansas. If Matt Flynn stumbles, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Wilson starting for the Raiders at some point during his rookie campaign.

    -Marc Sessler

  • DJ Johnny

    bcz24 Says:
    July 23rd, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Wilson has signed.

    With Denver I hope.
    (kidding)

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

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 23rd, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    The Oakland Raiders have their young quarterback under contract.

    Fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson signed his rookie deal Tuesday, general manager Reggie McKenzie told the Raiders’ official website. The Raiders snagged Wilson with the 112th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and reportedly were pleased with his progress during offseason practices.

    We normally wouldn’t post about a fourth-round draft pick signing his contract, but Wilson looms as an intriguing addition under center for the Raiders.

    In April, NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah called Wilson “one of the toughest quarterbacks I’ve ever evaluated.” Our very own Josh Norris ranked him as his top quarterback prospect coming out of the draft process.

    He won’t blow you away with his arm strength, but Wilson showed guts behind a troubled offensive line at Arkansas. If Matt Flynn stumbles, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Wilson starting for the Raiders at some point during his rookie campaign.

    -Marc Sessler

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

    Sounds like Flynn’s the starter, Wilson’s backing him up, and Pryor (if he makes the team) will be strictly a wildcat/gimmick guy.

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 23rd, 2013 at 9:50 am
    surprise stats from last season…

    the Raiders Pass Defense ranked 20th last year

    despite losing Bartell & Spencer to injuries early, then Lee got hurt and Adams got hurt.. then Bartell & Lee got cut and Ross/Chekwa got some playing time

    all this with Huff playing out of position at CB for the first time in his NFL career and ZERO pass rush

    hot dang. that’s crazy. If somebody would have asked me I would have told them our pass defense was DEAD LAST a season ago
    ————————————
    I think if we weren’t blown out of so many games last year we would have been dead last in pass defense. It reminds me of 2006 when teams would just run the ball to protect their sizable lead.

  • The Florida Pete

    how can Flynn possibly succeed when everyone is counting on him to fail…

    I’ve never seen this much negativity over an untried QB…

    let’s see the guy take the field and let’s see what he’s got…

    then we shoot him…

  • bcz24

    I’ve never seen this much negativity over an untried QB…

    let’s see the guy take the field and let’s see what he’s got…
    *******
    Especially an untried QB that has been so outstanding in his limited action.

  • theghostronin79

    let’s see the guy take the field and let’s see what he’s got…

    then we shoot him…

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

    T’aint customary Round deeze here parts. Hell, we don’t even need a reason to shoot stuff..

    Bawwrrr HAARR-Hawww-Hiiiggg-Haaawrrr

  • SaintKaufman

    Any chance for McGuffie to make the squad this year? Kid is crazy quick and tough as hell. Not enough spots?

  • theghostronin79

    SaintKaufman Says:
    July 23rd, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    Any chance for McGuffie to make the squad this year? Kid is crazy quick and tough as hell. Not enough spots?

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

    I think so….. Since rookie camp, I thought that…

    And for no other reason than just strong gut feeling. I saw some short videos of WR’s drilling, running routes, making some catches, and he gives it everything on every Rep…. Plus, plenty of tweets about how he just always seems to get open.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Any chance for McGuffie to make the squad this year? Kid is crazy quick and tough as hell. Not enough spots?

    ***

    @SaintKaufman

    it’s getting pretty crowded at WR

    I think Sam McGuff has to ball out in camp AND hope that somebody else gets injured, like Ford or Vernon

    if not, best case scenario = practice squad

    I heard he’s a concussion magnet though. true or false?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    You’d think Cork would at least acknowledge the signing of Tyler Wilson

  • ElkGRaider

    Sounds like Flynn’s the starter, Wilson’s backing him up, and Pryor (if he makes the team) will be strictly a wildcat/gimmick guy.
    ———

    I’m with Mistic Garvey in that Pryor needs a fair shot. Call slots after we’ve seen em all preseason.

    Still no new post? Phone takes forever loadin this…

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Pete

    Who is hating Flynn or predicting failure?

    MF = Bart Starr

    10-6, baby!!

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

    KoolKell Says:
    July 23rd, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    You’d think Cork would at least acknowledge the signing of Tyler Wilson

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

    It’s a little ridiculous. Bair posted it hours ago.

  • RaiderRockstar

    You’d think Cork would at least acknowledge the signing of Tyler Wilson

    ***

    @Kell

    he did – on twitter, an hour ago

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

    The only excuse is if Cork’s expecting either Watson or Hayden to sign today and wants to post one big story.

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

    And a new post!

  • RaiderRockstar

    As a return man, Cribbs is a home-run hitter. He has the ability to return punts and kicks for touchdowns, as he’s done 11 times in his career. He brings a dynamic element to the kicking game the Raiders lacked last season. Cribbs will be the primary return man when healthy

    These jobs are basically settled. Ford must prove he can handle part-time return duties without risking his health. The injury-prone receiver is an important part of the offense, while Cribbs won’t carry as big an offensive load. With Cribbs as an option, jeopardizing Ford’s health might be too risky.

  • DaRaiders022

    Jambalaya Says:
    July 15th, 2013 at 11:45 pm
    I don’t know why Mark can’t remodel the Oakland Colliseum. Dump a few bucks into the plumbing, put in a few pizza joints and strip clubs around the corner, maybe a walmart and all of a sudden you have commerce surrounding the stadium.

    Putting $$ into refurbishing O.co makes sense in the current economy. Location next to Oracle and Oak airport and BART provides a “sports center” potential, even if O.co is redone to accomodate both football and baseball. A’s are a good competing team, and the Warriors are in the hunt! What’s needed is investment into O.co area, businesses, hotels, restaurants, retail and clean-up the area! And…the Raiders need to start winning some games and improve significantly!