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Janikowski not pulling for A’s this season, or any other

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 12:42 pm in Oakland Raiders.

ALAMEDA — A report in the Florida Times-Union on Thursday said Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski confided in Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee about rooting against the A’s.
Janikowski does so for selfish reasons, according to the story, for once the A’s season ends then the dirt infield gets covered with grass and makes it easier for kickers and other players to perform.
Janikowski has not had a chance to respond to the story yet. Locker-room access is in about an hour.
Scobee is practicing kicking off dirt this week in anticipation of having to do so Sunday, when the Jaguars play the Raiders at the Coliseum.
Janikowski and the Raiders also will be forced to deal with the grass-and-dirt surface for their game against the Washington Redskins on Sept. 29.
The Raiders game against the San Diego Chargers on Oct. 6 likely would be moved to San Diego if the A’s make the playoffs.

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  • elraidmanhattan

    Gurode is near empty…guy is worn down from the wars

  • inonewordraider

    All things considered, it was a great debut from a player who appears to have a ton of potential, especially given the recent rise of the mobile quarterback. If he can continue to get rid of the ball quickly and to avoid the rush and to turn on the jets when it’s time to run north-south, Pryor could become every bit as dangerous as the other starting quarterback in the Bay Area.
    _______________
    wow

    that’d be nice

  • shutdown

    shutdown Says:
    September 12th, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    Note: Can we stop calling TP a “kid”? That word really bothers me. He’s 24. At 24 a lot of men and women in this country are also new to their jobs, and those jobs include building homes, building bridges, roads, defending their country, taking people into emergency rooms, taking care of the weak and the ill, doing things that, if done incorrectly could kill other people. We don’t refer to them as they do their jobs as “kids.”

    I realize it’s common for people in their 40s and above to refer to those in their 20s as “kids” since they often are their own children, but when we speak of those not related to us, people doing their jobs as TP is his, I think “kid” is inaccurate and a misnomer.

    “Inexperienced” is fine, but a not “kid.”

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Gdog

    you’re right. Nix was trying to help Wiz block his man

    instead of doubling the DT, Nix could have blocked Mathis.

    +2 BCP for you

    btw, was that Cory Redding or Ricky Jean-Francois ??

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Raiders Beat ‏@RaidersBeat 40s “Terrelle Pryor could become every bit as dangerous as the other starting QB in the Bay Area.” – Mike Florio, @ProFootballTalk. #Raiders

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Story up on PFT…

    could be. only 2 starts.. just keep building PRYOR… Just turned 24… few months ago.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Kid obviously not kind.. but a young guy in the game.

    Vets will call him a kid. Obviously he is not a kid. lighten up Katherine

  • RaiderRockstar

    good day my redneck brother !!
    hows life with the new baby girl ??

    ***

    hey Mike!

    things are great. you?

    what Raids defensive player do you like this week vs Jags?

  • theghostronin79

    U will see.

    I want the best for the Raiders.

    Pryor is the worst passer on the roster.

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

    We already tried the “Best Passer” route…..

    Like Streater said….”To get something you’ve never had, you have to try something you’ve never done before.”

    Or something like that.

  • R8ER MIKE

    busy as a two peckered bill goat in a sheep heard but thing are good sir….. you might as well put me down for Sio Moore. got high hopes for this guy !!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raiders best defensive player this week (at home vs Jaguars):

    Hwnrdr – Nick Roach
    Whoknows – Nick Roach
    Elraidmanhattan – LaMarr Houston
    PlunkforHOF – LaMarr Houston
    MistaBrown – LaMarr Houston
    Spiff – LaMarr Houston
    RNOraiderFan – Jason Hunter
    24 – Charles Woodson
    RaiderRockstar – Charles Woodson
    Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush) – Charles Woodson
    Grrrrrrr – Pat Sims
    theghostronin79 – Pat Sims
    SilverNBlackPA – Vance Walker
    SnBG – Vance Walker
    The Big Banana – Sio Moore
    HGDaddy – Sio Moore
    Papertiger418 – Kaluka Maiava
    No Mas Diamante – DJ Hayden
    Inonewordraider – DJ Hayden
    Jonathaanv_ – Tyvon Branch
    REALLIONAIREB – Mike Jenkins
    Raider Dawg – Chad Henne
    TheJudge37 – Chad Henne

  • raidertay

    With TP starting to make some progree it will be interesting to see if the Raiders go QB in the draft.

    Thought this article on Clowney was interesting…..

    Scouts: “Clowney Lacks Work Ethic, Motivation; Has a Different Set of Rules”
    By Charlie Campbell – @draftcampbell

    South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is going to be owning the spotlight for the 2014 NFL Draft over the next eight months. The physical phenom is known as the best player in college football and is perhaps the most coveted defensive prospect of the 21st century. Assuming Clowney continues to dominate on the field, the majority of the research from NFL scouts could focus on him off the field. WalterFootball.com has learned from scouts that what they are finding suggests Clowney lacks work ethic and motivation, and lives by a different set of rules from the rest of his teammates.

    Sources have told WalterFootball.com that current Clowney’s situation reminds them of when Mario Williams was at N.C. State. Clowney has a different set of rules from the rest of his teammates and he exploits it. During training camp practices, Clowney has been picking and choosing what he participates in and has shown less effort in conditioning.

    “[Clowney]‘s lazy in conditioning. He does what he wants and has a different set of rules,” said one scout. “He has the attitude of ‘What are you going to do? Bench me?’ He isn’t a great worker and he doesn’t do anything he doesn’t want to do.”

    In a recent interview with GoGamecocks.com, Clowney admitted that his conditioning in 2012 was subpar and he was out of shape. His coaches also said that Clowney took off about 20 percent of his plays last year.

    Scouts said that the coaches were being generous and felt Clowney tried hard in far less than 80 percent of the snaps last year. While scouts say Clowney’s motor isn’t great now, they think that could change in the NFL if he lands with a tough, no-nonsense defensive line coach who can command Clowney’s respect. Having some veterans who can do the same in the huddle would also help push Clowney to utilize his astounding skill set.

    South Carolina’s coaching staff doesn’t have that authority over Clowney right now. Obviously, the Gamecocks need him to continue to be the dynamic play-maker he has been if they want to challenge for the SEC Championship. Pushing Clowney could cause a variety of problems that might hurt the 2013 season and could hurt the team’s ability to recruit. Allowing Clowney to live by his own rules, but still have him star on Saturdays will keep the Gamecocks in the spotlight and help them to land the next superstars. While this dynamic isn’t ideal, sources say that Clowney and the university staff get along well and genuinely like each other.

    “[Clowney] has them by the balls,” said another scout. “They know, and he knows, that he could just quit the team, train and still go at the top of the draft.”

    Staff around South Carolina have told NFL scouts that instant success in the at the next level could be the worst thing for Clowney. The belief is that he needs to be humbled and learn to push himself. Clowney doesn’t have natural motivation and if he has some rookie struggles, scouts think that could spur him to become more dedicated to training. Over Clowney’s career, it could be the best thing for him. If he has instant success, he could continue to think that his natural ability is good enough and he doesn’t need to work hard to be a successful pro.

    Scouts say that the 6-foot-6, 272-pound Clowney’s natural athletic ability is the real deal. They said the reports that he ran the 40-yard dash in a time around 4.40 were accurate. He also did that without NFL Scouting Combine-style training.

    “It’s all God given,” said one scout. “[Clowney] running a 4.40 (40-yard dash) was legit. He had no real training for it and doesn’t push himself. You might not like how he works during the week, but when they say ‘hut,’ he clearly is the most talented guy on the field. However, he does love the lights and loves rising to the occasion when the game is on the line.”

    That could be seen last season in particular when he had a strip-sack fumble to seal a win for South Carolina against Tennessee. Throughout the game, Volunteer left tackle Antonio Richardson was playing well against Clowney, but late in the fourth quarter, Clowney came alive to make the play that kept the Gamecocks from allowing a comeback win. Of course, everyone remembers his forced fumble and recovery against Michigan in the Outback Bowl.

    In 2012, Clowney dominated the SEC and was one of the best players in college football. The sophomore amassed 54 tackles, 23.5 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles, two passes batted and 13 sacks. He finished sixth for the Heisman Trophy. In 2011, Clowney was the SEC Freshman of the Year and a Second-Team All-SEC selection. He totaled 36 tackles with eight sacks, 12 tackles for a loss and five forced fumbles.

    Aside from living by a different set of rules, Clowney is said to be a fine teammate. He isn’t a jerk or locker-room bully. Sources say he isn’t a bad guy off the field either. Some have concerns about the influence of his father who served a stint in prison for robbery. Clowney was raised by his mother and grandparents.

    While scouts feel that Clowney lacks work ethic, motivation and motor, and lives by a different set of rules, they don’t think that will drop him down in the 2014 NFL Draft. They believe that good coaches and veteran leaders in the locker room could break Clowney of those bad habits. It sounds like where he lands in the NFL is going to be a big determining factor in Clowney realizing his full potential.

  • RaiderRockstar

    busy as a two peckered billy goat in a sheep heard

    ***

    HAHA!

    never heard that 1 before :P

  • Follow the B@uceman

    LET’S GO OAKLAND! How bout dem A’s baby? Control our own destiny! Winning division for sure thus helping Raiders out as they will have last 3 games of season in OAKLAND vs AFC West foes….going down!

    Raiders sold out eh? I’ll be there as usual

    BTW…fk you Jano….you can leave you overpaid punk

  • Follow the B@uceman

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 12th, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    Raiders best defensive player this week (at home vs Jaguars):

    Hwnrdr – Nick Roach
    Whoknows – Nick Roach
    Elraidmanhattan – LaMarr Houston
    PlunkforHOF – LaMarr Houston
    MistaBrown – LaMarr Houston
    Spiff – LaMarr Houston
    RNOraiderFan – Jason Hunter
    24 – Charles Woodson
    RaiderRockstar – Charles Woodson
    Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush) – Charles Woodson
    Grrrrrrr – Pat Sims
    theghostronin79 – Pat Sims
    SilverNBlackPA – Vance Walker
    SnBG – Vance Walker
    The Big Banana – Sio Moore
    HGDaddy – Sio Moore
    Papertiger418 – Kaluka Maiava
    No Mas Diamante – DJ Hayden
    Inonewordraider – DJ Hayden
    Jonathaanv_ – Tyvon Branch
    REALLIONAIREB – Mike Jenkins
    Raider Dawg – Chad Henne
    TheJudge37 – Chad Henne
    ***********************************

    DJ HAYDEN!

  • Follow the B@uceman

    elraidmanhattan Says:
    September 12th, 2013 at 1:12 pm
    Gurode is near empty…guy is worn down from the wars
    *****************

    Better option than Brisiel who was easily the worse player on the field Sunday

  • R8ER MIKE

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 12th, 2013 at 1:28 pm
    busy as a two peckered billy goat in a sheep heard

    ***

    HAHA!

    never heard that 1 before

    **********************
    how about….sweating like a nun at an abortion clinic ??

  • Twocents

    Regarding the 4th quarter sack (from ninjagoro.com):

    “By the way, we should also give props to Colts DC Greg Manusky (former Chargers DC). He knew that the Raiders were playing with a patchwork lineup and he knew who the new installed players were. This blitz combination directly attacked Barnes and Nix, forcing them to execute like seasoned veterans. When they needed a big defensive play the most, they dialed one up at the Raiders’ weakest (most inexperienced) link.”

    Sometimes we forget that this is professional football and we are playing against some smart opponents.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    MIKE! You better redneckognize!

  • RaiderRockstar

    “According to a survey, Americans viewed 12 times as many stories about Miley Cyrus as they did about Syria. Which is why Prez BO gave his speech on Syria while rubbing up against Robin Thicke.” – COB

  • R8ER MIKE

    B@uce !! whats happin brother ??
    havnt seen you around much this summer.
    ?? you still “redneckcognizing” sir ???
    lol … still makes me laugh !!

  • 24

    raidertay – I’m not saying that article about Clowney isn’t true (I don’t know)…but I also believe that many teams are going to try and make Clowney look negative so he will slide down the draft and they will get him.

  • PlunkforHOF

    B@uce! What’s good? Got a prediction?

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Just you guys wait…this is the Hunt for Green October with them Oakland A’s

    Great chance with Texas series looming as then Rangers on road for 4 in TB and then 3 against the hot KC Royals on road….we may be closing division out next Sunday!

  • 24

    B@uce – Use proper format dude…trust me haha

  • Follow the B@uceman

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    September 12th, 2013 at 1:33 pm
    B@uce !! whats happin brother ??
    havnt seen you around much this summer.
    ?? you still “redneckcognizing” sir ???
    lol … still makes me laugh !!
    **********************************

    All day everyday bruh…waiting for ya to hit a game…get wild in D Lot…show us city guys how to drink!

    Yeah I been around…sadly blog has lost itself as its the Black Panthers vs the Nazis or MECHA is fighting…zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    But Raider season is here…so I’m pumped

  • Follow the B@uceman

    24 Says:
    September 12th, 2013 at 1:35 pm
    B@uce – Use proper format dude…trust me haha
    ********************

    Shut the fk up and don’t talk to me…I don’t like you man….just address your comments elsewhere

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raiders best defensive player this week (at home vs Jaguars):

    Hwnrdr – Nick Roach
    Whoknows – Nick Roach
    Elraidmanhattan – LaMarr Houston
    PlunkforHOF – LaMarr Houston
    MistaBrown – LaMarr Houston
    Spiff – LaMarr Houston
    RNOraiderFan – Jason Hunter
    24 – Charles Woodson
    RaiderRockstar – Charles Woodson
    Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush) – Charles Woodson
    Grrrrrrr – Pat Sims
    theghostronin79 – Pat Sims
    SilverNBlackPA – Vance Walker
    SnBG – Vance Walker
    The Big Banana – Sio Moore
    HGDaddy – Sio Moore
    R8ER MIKE – Sio Moore
    Papertiger418 – Kaluka Maiava
    No Mas Diamante – DJ Hayden
    Inonewordraider – DJ Hayden
    Follow the B@uceman – DJ Hayden
    Jonathaanv_ – Tyvon Branch
    REALLIONAIREB – Mike Jenkins
    Raider Dawg – Chad Henne
    TheJudge37 – Chad Henne

  • PlunkforHOF

    B@uce would get a pass with me anyway.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Every Raider fan that isn’t from Oakland should be rooting against the A’s. I know I do every year! That dirt infield is an eyesore and an embarrassment!

  • Follow the B@uceman

    PlunkforHOF Says:
    September 12th, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    B@uce! What’s good? Got a prediction?
    **********************

    The Reno Mack the legendary Plunk holding it dowwwwwwwnnnnn in the 775

    My prediction? Much booze much fun in parking lot as we have a new day

    Raiders 27
    Phaguars 16

  • PlunkforHOF

    OFFICIAL SEMI PREDICTION THREAD
    #1Winner – Gdog

    24 Raiders 34-12
    303Raider Raiders 21-14
    aig-raiders Raiders 24-14
    Alex7 Jaguars 23-20
    Arkraider Raiders 27-13
    boss01 Raiders 23 – 20/OT
    c2e Raiders 23-16
    Captain Skuttlebut Raiders 41-3
    Chuck Raiders 31-6
    Dakota Raiders 16-9
    DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL Raiders 48-10
    DJ Johnny Raiders 28-7
    eastoaklandraider Raiders 27-10
    elraidmanhattan Raiders 31-10
    ENGLANDRAIDER Raiders 20-17
    fingers Raiders 24-13
    Follow the B@uceman Raiders 27-16
    Gdog: 20-6 RAIDERS
    GG Raiders 41-6
    Grrrrrrr Raiders 24-17
    hendu Raiders 20-13
    HGDaddy RAIDERS 27-17
    Inonewordraider Raiders 20-13
    Jesusraiderjim Raiders 30-13
    J Hill Raiders 23-13
    JLofty Raiders 31-17
    jonathaanv_ Raiders 27-13
    Jumpnjiminy Raiders 24-17
    Just Fire Baby Raiders 16-14
    Kirk Raiders 21-14
    Lefty12 Raiders 23-14
    Lowdown_in_Beijing Raiders 30-13
    MachoManRandySavage Raiders 24-13
    Mantus Raiders 27-13
    MEX_GHOST Raiders 27-13
    Miamiraider78 Raiders 28-14
    No Mas Diamante Raiders 23-9
    oklahomaRaider18 Raiders 23-10
    Plunketthead Raiders 47-3
    PlunkforHOF Raiders 35-9
    Qodrn1 Raiders 21-20
    Que Raiders 28-14
    Raider Dawg Raiders 23-17
    Raiderjambo Raiders 31- 3
    raiderkoolaid Raiders 27-10
    Raider O Raiders 23 -13
    RaiderRetribution Raiders 28 –0
    RaiderRockstar Raiders 31-13
    RaiderFanMikeP Raiders 30 – 17
    Raidersfan727 Raiders 24-16
    Raidertalk Raiders 17-14
    RaidingTexas Raiders 30-10
    Reggie Fangaz Raiders 28-0
    Relentless Raiders 30-17
    RnoRaiderFan Raiders 38-17
    Romania Raiders 27-10
    rudegruden Raiders 27-13
    SilverNBlackPA Raiders 34–16
    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Raiders 35-7
    Spiff Raiders Raiders 27-9
    SR Raider Raiders 28-10
    Taiwan Raiders 27-13
    TheBigBanana Raiders 34-17
    TheFamousDrRobert Raiders 10-9
    Theghostronin79 Raiders 20-17
    troll hunter Raiders 17-13
    Whothefücknows Raiders 31-17

    SHORT BUS RIDERS

    r8dercain Raiders 31-10
    RaidingTexas Raiders 31-10
    raiderlization Raiders 35-17
    Star Saturation Crumb Raiders 61-2
    STOMPER Jags 34-13

    This is the official thread accept no substitutes

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Again, (and again) here is the format:

    Your name (space) Winning team (space) final score

    ie:

    PlunkforHOF Raiders 35-9

    You don’t have to plug into the list, but if you type it that way it makes it much easier to do this list.

    Picking the Jags won’t get you on the retard bus, but wrong format will from now on.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    R8erEduc8er Says:
    September 12th, 2013 at 1:38 pm
    Every Raider fan that isn’t from Oakland should be rooting against the A’s. I know I do every year! That dirt infield is an eyesore and an embarrassment!
    ***************

    And this is why we have the attitude against most outsiders like you

    I give a damn about the dirt…because of the A’s on verge of winning division it means 3 home games to end the year…never know what a season will bring and never know if those games mean something man

    What’s good for the A’s is good for the Raiders and vice versa

  • PlunkforHOF

    I got good news from the doc B.. All’s good and I gained 7 pounds. He also signed my medical tree renewal. Got my best tree yet this year. I’ll show you when I come down.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @Educ & Twocents

    what DEF player you got?

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Potential week in Oakland in near future

    Oct 27th Steelers vs Raiders at the house!

    Oct 30th Game 6 of World Series in Oakland if A’s make it plus opening night in NBA Lakers vs Warriors

    Oct 31st Halloween(no I don’t dress up) Game 7 of World Series if A’s make it in Oakland

    Nov 3rd Eagles vs Raiders at the house

    LET’S OAKLAND!

  • Follow the B@uceman

    PlunkforHOF Says:
    September 12th, 2013 at 1:42 pm
    I got good news from the doc B.. All’s good and I gained 7 pounds. He also signed my medical tree renewal. Got my best tree yet this year. I’ll show you when I come down.
    ********************************

    Great to see you getting back and can’t wait to see ya this season!

  • 0ak r8rs

    0ak R8rs Raiders 17-14

  • 24

    B@uce – Can you at least tell me why you don’t like me because I’m certainly lost. I don’t recall ever having a spat with you. ????

    Or maybe I forgive and forget easily? Short term memory loss?

  • Follow the B@uceman

    24….I’m cool bruh….just not fkin with ya….so just speak to others and we can both be just fine

  • 24

    Wow…ok then.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Fk you SeaPerch!

    #overpaid #overweight

  • theghostronin79

  • theghostronin79

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 12s
    Seabass says never told Scobee that. “I go to A’s games all the time & root for them,” Janikowski said. “I was pissed off when I heard that”

    ==========

    Is he saving face now?

  • theghostronin79

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 2m
    Janikowski adds that he thinks the dirt is an advantage for the Raiders

    Expand

  • 24

    Scobee is probably just trying to get underneath his skin. Looking for an advantage?

  • 0ak r8rs

    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    September 12th, 2013 at 1:40 pm
    R8erEduc8er Says:
    September 12th, 2013 at 1:38 pm
    Every Raider fan that isn’t from Oakland should be rooting against the A’s. I know I do every year! That dirt infield is an eyesore and an embarrassment!
    ***************

    And this is why we have the attitude against most outsiders like you

    I give a damn about the dirt…because of the A’s on verge of winning division it means 3 home games to end the year…never know what a season will bring and never know if those games mean something man

    What’s good for the A’s is good for the Raiders and vice versa

    @@@@@@@

    Just because you’re a Raiders fan doesn’t mean you HAVE to like the A’s or care what happens to them. I’m a Mets fan and a Raiders fan. Geography has nothing to do w it.

    That being said, I don’t mind the dirt. Because as much as our players might not like it, it still has to be a competitive advantage. Because its stupid an ridiculous to have dirt on your field, and we r the only team left in the league to have to deal w it.

    You have a problem w me being a Raider fan and not giving a shlt about the A’s tho? Tough shlt. Get over it.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Checking out flights from RNO to Oaktown. $128 round trip leaving Friday and return Sunday at 5:05pm.. Brien, do you think I could make it to the airport in time?

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Let’s hope our guards fare better…they looked weak to me Sunday

    Must say dline made me eat crow for week 1…Houston did well….really disappointed in refs as Raiders were held all game long

    Woodson missed a game changing INT…doubt he does that again

    For heaven’s sake activate Criner and have him and Butler on field with Streater…..not feeling Dmoore or Ford

    I’ve been biggest DMAC supporter….dude needs to man up and decide if he wants to be a NFL RB….43 yards is sad

    Pryor did decent but missed throw to Reece and the INTs in redzone he cant do. But this is his first start in Oakland and crowd will be frenzied. Think he has efficient game and they win a big game and head into Denver for a MNF showdown!

  • http://InsidetheOaklandRaiders Goldie7

    ROTFLOL. Janikowski not pulling for A’s this season, or any other. That is one funny story.