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McKenzie checking out 49ers-Broncos talent

Colleague Steve Corkran immediately spotted Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie in the front row of the press box, keeping an eye on what was going on during warmups of the Broncos-49ers game at Candlestick Park.

Checking out the Broncos for the Week 3 Monday night battle in Denver?

Maybe a little. But more likely, McKenzie is looking at players for both teams that may not make two of the more loaded rosters in the NFL.

Here’s a link to my story about some things to look for in the Raiders preseason opener Friday night against Dallas.

A link to my story on how Aaron Rodgers helped Matt Flynn develop a thick skin when it comes to outside distractions.

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  • http://asfanradio.com/ Raider Dell

    Parking lot tailgating the best, truly miss that. I can smell the food and all types of music, it’s like a playland for adults.

  • PlunkforHOF

    NFLN (a$$hloes) say the broadcast begins at 10 ET
    Charter says broadcast begins at 7:30 Local {West Coast)

    Confusing..

    Either way.. CODE BLACK!

  • Plunketthead

    Raiders.com says 7:00

  • PlunkforHOF

    KoolKell Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 4:16 pm
    We’ve got the Power Scheme back and 3 Downhill Runners.

    We have got to be able to run effectively for Flynn to have a chance.

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

    Mr. Kelly, agreed. This is what I’m saying… Let’s keep it Raider. nice post.

  • Whoknows

    Preach Priest!!!!

  • Priesttj12

    Dammit list;
    This list is to show who aligns themselves with the “all out attack” (Pryor) or “play it safe” (Flynn).

    Please list your name here;

    For Pryor______

    For Flynn_______

    The world famous “Dammit List”

  • PlunkforHOF

    RaidO Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    No new thread on the first preseason game day of the season?
    Wow, what’s up with blog? Is this a Raider blog?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Right?

  • Priesttj12

    Also my M.U.P. is Terrelle Pryor
    Priesttj= Terrelle Pryor

  • http://asfanradio.com/ Raider Dell

    For Pryor Raider Dell

  • Priesttj12

    M.U.P.’s must be done prior to the Tuesday after the final preseason game.

  • JT

    Im for Flynn right away until proven wrong by better Qb play by Prior.

    Flynn deserves a chance, and I think he will get it. Pryor will play the pistol as a change of pace gimmick.

  • Whoknows

    WhoKnows PryorKnows!!

  • http://ho-lee-fuk 909RaiderLifer

    I’m sure hoping to see something that resembles a good football team. Solid fundamentals. Blocking, tackling. Knowing your assignments in all three phases of the game…

    Instead of a steaming pile of bovine excrement…

  • PlunkforHOF

    Priesttj12 Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    I think this running is the most pivotal element of this present team. If they can run we should get adequate QB play. Flynn is a “play it safe” game manager which augments a stout running game perfectly.

    BUT that is just the offense in order for games to be won in that fashion you absolutely MUST STOP people. Keep the score down and run run run and throw when you want to. That will be the way we win with Flynn.

    Pryor allows us to strike quickly and come from behind to win games. Teams will have headaches trying to devise ways to stop us with Pryor at QB. Because it will never be what they think it is with him at the helm. The minute they think they have us stopped BAM! deep strike or scramble for a 1st down or TD. You cannot prepare for that no matter what you do because Pryor is Pryor unless you practice against him there is no way to prepare for what he brings. The question with him is how quickly can he mesh with our WR’s and TE to move the ball consistently and proficently.

    Quite the quaundry huh? Do we play it safe or do we wreak havoc and throw caution to the wind and all out attack. What to do?????????

    ##########################

    Another nice post by a blog stalwart..

    Go Raiders!

  • Raider E

    For Pryor Raider E

  • Plunketthead

    Run the ball, pass the ball, stop the run, block, tackle, swarm to the ball, intercept the pass. Stay healthy and play awesome special teams.

    Looking for the entire team to show progress
    I agree we have to run effectively and that’s why Reggie has lined up some horses behind the Ricky Williams, err DMAC

  • PlunkforHOF

    So hard to not say Pryor for MUP right now.. gonna wait though. Sio? Butler? Would Roach be eligible? Murray?

    I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS PRESEASON!

    Gotta set this Kool Aid down

    CODE BLACK

  • J Hill

    What does the U in MUP stand for again?

  • PlunkforHOF

    Here we go.. Cheats v. Iggles. Might be interesting.

  • Raiders for life

    underated.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I’d rather have a big play QB than a game manager, ideally.
    Because sometimes you have to roll like that in games.

  • http://ho-lee-fuk 909RaiderLifer

    Just a reminder…

    KTLA ch.5 will be airing all the pre-season games in SO-CAL..

    Not sure if you can watch via the stations web site. might be worth a try..Think their site is:

    http://ktla5.com

  • inonewordraider

    Run the ball, pass the ball, stop the run, block, tackle, swarm to the ball, intercept the pass. Stay healthy and play awesome special teams.

    Looking for the entire team to show progress
    I agree we have to run effectively and that’s why Reggie has lined up some horses behind the Ricky Williams, err DMAC

    ____________-
    I hope the young guys come out ball$ to the wall starting tonight. disregard the potential of injury, because if it happens it happens

    establish what the year will be like. relentless, aggressive, risk taking, physical

    know one’s giving us schit, let’s take it

  • J Hill

    How can Pryor be the most underrated player?????

  • PlunkforHOF

    Cheats running at will

  • J Hill

    I’m going with Bilikudi for MUP

  • Crawfish Joe

    Pryor 2013 :mrgreen:

  • SR Raider

    I think Pryor will be the starting QB before the end of the year. However I also think we’re screwed as long as DA is coach, so I’m hoping for a miracle this season

  • PlunkforHOF

    J Hill Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 4:40 pm
    How can Pryor be the most underrated player?????

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

    Good point. I also thought that you couldn’t name a player with any kind of experience really. Needed to be a rook, someone off of PS, or new to the team, like Roach.. not sure of the rules myself.

  • Raiders for life

    I hope the young guys come out ball$ to the wall starting tonight. disregard the potential of injury, because if it happens it happens

    establish what the year will be like. relentless, aggressive, risk taking, physical

    know one’s giving us schit, let’s take it

    ##################

    DA said that these preseason games are the exams. They hold a lot more weight than what happens in training camp.
    So yes, I would imagine these kids that want jobs will play aggressive.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Should have said Raider game experience.

  • http://asfanradio.com/ Raider Dell

    MUP= Raider Dell says Rivera

  • inonewordraider

    I think Pryor will be the starting QB before the end of the year. However I also think we’re screwed as long as DA is coach, so I’m hoping for a miracle this season
    ____________
    I saw a team last year that gave up, not nearly the fight they had in the two previous years in my opinion

    but talent wise, I think we’re undermanned. so da’s and the staff squeezing the most out of these guys is our only hope I think

  • PlunkforHOF

    Nice toss by Vick

  • Raider E

    Ziggy pick 6

  • http://ho-lee-fuk 909RaiderLifer

    Scott Bair @BairCSN 2h
    And the Oakland Coliseum press box elevator is broken. Why am I not surprised? #raiders
    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    LOL!! All the media hacks are going to have to schlep up the ramps and stairs carrying they’re laptops, notebooks etc. Amongst the fans..

    Bet Mark had someone pull the plug on the elevators…

  • PlunkforHOF

    We need a consensus on the MUP criteria. And then a list.

    BTW, what ever happened to Qdorn?

  • realtruraider

    FIRE CORK NOW!!!

    Damn, I came to check in and see if there was any pregame preseason news from these fools and nothin, the posters on here are the only thing keeping this ship sailing, they should just pay some of ya’ll

  • http://asfanradio.com/ Raider Dell

    I would like you guys in this blog to watch the number 1 LB’S tonight, you’ll see a big diff, they are from weak to strong, Burnett, Roach and Sio Moore

  • JT

    Chip Kelly welcome to the NFL, just bombed the pats

  • Whoknows

    PlunkforHOF Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    J Hill Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 4:40 pm
    How can Pryor be the most underrated player?????

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

    Good point. I also thought that you couldn’t name a player with any kind of experience really. Needed to be a rook, someone off of PS, or new to the team, like Roach.. not sure of the rules myself.
    ******************************
    I would think with this team you could name anybody except
    lil Wiz, Veldear, Jano, woodson, reece, houston, condo and maybe dmac and branch.

  • realtruraider

    J Hill Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 4:40 pm
    How can Pryor be the most underrated player?????

    —————————————————

    How can’t he? Everybody should be eligible for the list this year imo

  • JT

    Brady just got sacked LOL

  • inonewordraider

    mup on defense, branch, i’m guessing this dude balls out this year

    mup on offense, rivera, by years end he’ll be Flynn or pryors #1 target

  • http://ho-lee-fuk 909RaiderLifer

    DOWN GOES BRADY!

    Love it….

  • Whoknows

    King has been added to the depth chart as backup H, still no backup LS. Cribbs?

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Thank you ,Dell. See you then.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    I saved the original MUP list, not sure if I was smart enough to save the original rules. I’ll check.

  • Whoknows

    I can’t wait to see T Jones at corner.

  • http://ho-lee-fuk 909RaiderLifer

    Raider Dell Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    I would like you guys in this blog to watch the number 1 LB’S tonight, you’ll see a big diff, they are from weak to strong, Burnett, Roach and Sio Moore

    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““
    Has to be an improvement over McWhiff and company…

    Looking forward to dee them in action…