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Tarver apologizes for gesture

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 12:54 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver, caught on camera giving NFL officials an obscene gesture, gave the following statement Monday:

“I apologize for my action on the sideline of yesterday’s game. It was in the heat of the moment and I regret drawing attention away from the Raiders players and what they accomplished.’’

On the play, officials originally threw a flag on cornerback Mike Jenkins for a blow to the head. The flag was then picked up, and there was no penalty on the play.

The Raiders beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18.

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  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    This is a “NEW ERA”

  • Scourge of the East

    Good evening, all!

    Shout outs to P-man, C-Joe, and the B-Diggs!

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    I don’t care what they say about you Purv….you are a legendary Zeppelin fan in my book

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I’d trade the past for more future in a heartbeat, though.

  • aig

    Yeah, do you think Indy is complaining about Jano missing that FG in Indy?????

  • KoolKell

    I don’t know what Indy is doing, nor care.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    ALL great coaches go conservative when they get a big second-half lead. Your refusal to believe that does not change anything.

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Whhaaaaa that was a real cry baby answer…..answer the man he asked you a question!

  • Papertiger

    NFL will still come down hard on our DC.

    I think the defensive players should pony up for Tarver’s fine, as a show of solidarity.

  • aig

    you sure do know that we didnt win that game and would have won had Jano made that first FG. That you know. But keep on being in denial.

  • Gdog

    I agree… there was no reason for Ford to be on the field because anyone paying any attention to his career could see he shouldn’t even be in the NFL.

    But the only reason we lucked out and won was because the kicker missed two chip shot FGs… the roll-up-into-a-ball and hope the other team screws up offense will not cut notches in a water pistol for most good NFL teams…

  • Gdog

    So you agree that the best way to win is not throw ANY passes because they might get intercepted?

  • SnBG

    Yep, O almost gave it away. Allen was right shutting them down.

  • aig

    Bro, KC is winning with Alex Smith. The Niners won with Alex Smith. All they asked him was dont eff it up on the O side. As for the missed fgs, I’ve been victimized by Jano so often that I can careless about the other team missing its fg.

  • Scourge of the East

    New post

  • c2e

    That prikk retired ump commish what’s his name was so fast to report it. Rayda hatin’

  • Papertiger

    Of course he has! He’s a Raider.

    Tom Jackson still has nightmares about what the Raiders did to him back in the day.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Not at all. You go conservative with a second-half lead because that’s what will work most of the time. “Woulda coulda shoulda” means nothing. WE WON. We take the lessons learned and move on to a very winnable Philly game. And if Pryor has not improved his consistency by the end of the year, we’ll have our answer as to whether he’s our QB of the future or not.

  • Gdog

    You want me to post all the blow out wins NE has had over the years or something? Gawd your sycophancy makes you say some stupid things…

  • Alex7

    Hmmm.

    Raiders beat Eagles, Chargers lose at Redskins, Jets lose to the Saints…

    Raiders tied for second Wild Card spot at 4-4.

    Trade low pick for Schaub and hope for “change in scenery” Kurt-Warner-like comeback? Bring back Campbell? Trade for Cousins?

    assuming of course, that we again win a game in spite of our passing O, not because of it.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    We’re kicking azz and His Holy Grand Pootbuttiness is rapidly dropping back down to a 50% ‘approval’ rate.

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    or still do to him in his sleep…..

  • Raider O

    BS. He is better than B Miller.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    The great teams go conservative and STILL blow out their opponents. We’re just not there yet.

    Here’s a hint that will increase your enjoyment of football: Care more about winning than “being right.”

  • PlunkforHOF

    And yet certain people here want to blame Deuce.

  • Raider O

    I’ll take him even if he was going to get suspended. 6’4 220 WRs than run 4.4 and can catch don’t grow on trees.

  • Scourge of the East

    Are we supposed to be upvoting again?

  • Raider O

    It’s more risky to draft a WR in the 1st or 2nd

  • Papertiger

    Thanks, broseph!

  • Gdog

    I DO care about winning. These obvious B:LUNDERS need to be FIXED damnit. You only care that nobody on the Raider staff receives ANY criticism… Olson would lose that game 9-10 times rolling up into the fetal position like that.

    He just hit the lottery with the FG kicker… you refuse to acknowledge it because of your sycophancy.

  • HexChrome

    Raiders could have won 50-0 and some people would be complaining that they didn’t score during halftime. People like to complain.

  • SnBG

    In this situation yes, yes we do.

  • Gdog

    How will we know? They are not letting him do anything… unless of course we are down by three TDs,.. in which case he is dead in the water.

  • Scourge of the East

    Yuppers.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Oh, HeII no!

  • Gdog

    It helped for one short term prolly meaningless win… but nobody is doing Pryor any favors by making him roll into a ball and hope the other team screws up.

    He needs to learn to finish teams off on his own.

    I cannot believe I am even arguing this…

  • Scourge of the East

    OK, just checking.

  • HexChrome

    I’m a big Pryor supporter and I have to agree with you. At times, seems like 1 step forward and two steps back. However, we cannot ignore the leaky o line and the affects that has on a young qbs mind. He completes his drop and immediately starts feeling the rush. They need to call more plays to negate this. Quick posts, screens, or let the tight end sit on a hitch.

  • Gdog

    Lol… Alex Smith has been starter for like TEN YEARS. They knew his limitations coming in. We are not doing Pryor any favors by making him roll into a ball and hoping the other team screws up. Sorry.

    This is a crazy argument…

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I don’t care. Nor do I know if I care. or if it matters. what was the question? Honey, where’s my Malibu rum?

  • SnBG

    That’s the same old argument made about Pryor not getting to play last year. He wasn’t ready last year and he’s not experienced enough now and hasn’t proven to be a clutch QB yet.

  • Gdog

    Have you ever played any sports? You don’t learn how to play in the clutch and finish games off by rolling into the fetal position at the end. You learn it by actually PLAYING THE GAME.

    If Pryor tossed up endless int’s that were his fault to lose that game, so be it… at least he went down SWINGING.

    Good gawd… the rope-a-dope Raiders??

    Lets win by everyone on offense cowering in fear!!!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Kooky will have to earn his future upvotes. I predict a downward trend.

  • SnBG

    They did let him play and he screwed up. Pryor is not ready to do this yet in that type of situation.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Good attitude. With Pryor as QB, bad strategy.

  • the electrifying dr robert

    Lol. Yeah that dudes gotten punched a few times. Guaranteed.

  • SnBG

    I’ve seen Zep 3 times. Does that count?

  • Gdog

    How so? Are you blaming Fords ridiculous fumble on Pryor or something?

    If so, there is no reason to argue with you… you have Pryor Derangement Syndrome.

  • Gdog

    I am not ready to throw him out as trash yet. Why are you?

  • rioderek

    A long drive for a TD after Ford almost cost us a possession