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Bo knows fire, too, it appears

By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 3:50 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Former Raiders running back Bo Jackson is going to light the Al Davis ceremonial torch before Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans at the Coliseum.
Jackson hasn’t spent much time around the Raiders since he retired after the 1990 season. He is the latest in a long line of big-name Raiders players and coaches from the past invited back by owner Mark Davis.
He played for the Raiders from 1987-90 and averaged 5.4 yards rushing before a hip injury ended his career. Jackson also played baseball for the Kansas City Royals before he moved on from the public eye.

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  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    It’s in quotes dckhead

  • rifflicks

    nice touch

  • JB

    I wouldn’t mind having TP@ as the BU QB. They could bring him in for change of pace pistol packages and in special need red zone packages. In the case of where the starting QB got blasted he could do a good job in temporary replacement. Having to plan for the possibilities of seeing TP2 too, would cause opposing teams great concern. I do like what I’ve seen of McGloin so far. He reminds me of a young Gannon and also Drew Brees. He’s actually 1″ taller than Brees.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    “never heard of him. “

  • rifflicks

    gameplanning Pryor is remarkably easy now…a lot of film showing how….with Prior QB at #2 they’ll be headhunting McLovin to take him out

  • Papertiger

    Indeed. I don’t ever go because the conditions are grueling, but I have to say they put a good lineup together.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Pretty clear from the start Olson’s offense was predicated on having an accurate QB with a fast release. Pryor has many good qualities but quick release isn’t among them.
    Curious to watch what will presumably be Greg Olson’s actual offense going forward and not what he was making up on the fly.

  • aig-raiders

    As I anticipated, expect lots of blitzes and passing lane issues this weekend. We win if we dont turn it over. Hopefully, Olson doesnt get too greedy. Blitzes and disguises are goign to be issues for a young QB. Was surprised Wade Phillips didnt do more blitzes but he had Watts.

    Christopher Hansen
    ‏@ChrisHansenNFL
    1h
    How will defenses attack McGloin? The blitz. He was 4/12 for 47 and a TD under pressure. 5/14 for 28 and a TD when blitzed.

  • aig-raiders

    Tarver 4 President Baby!!!!

    Josh Dubow
    ‏@JoshDubowAP
    3m
    #Raiders forced 3 and outs on 31.7% of drives, 2nd in NFL to Saints at 31.9%

  • R8erEduc8er

    Sorry TP. I had your back. Still do. Thanks for the brief moments of excitement earlier this season. Don’t give up on QBing….yet! People have always doubted you (and McG) and it never stopped you before. Keep grinding. Let’s go McG!!

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Interesting that as much as his accuracy deteriorated when under pressure, 2 of TDs still were when they came after him.
    Not really sure what that says, just interesting.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    I love this blog

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Lee_Higgins RaiderRockstar

    the Titans have 26 sacks on the season. the Raiders have 27

  • The_Judge37

    We should’ve hired Rob Ryan for HC, Tarver his DC.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    I should clarify and say it’s clear (at least to me) because that’s what they thought they were getting in Flynn.

    McGloin’s arm strength must be a nice bonus for Olson too.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Rob Ryan? Uh, no. At least DA was a good coordinator. Ryan’s been skating by on his dad’s name his entire career.

  • willy91137

    MC GLOIN is a kind of quarterback that will win you championships stand in the pocket and deliver you don’t see Peyton Manning running around your don’t see Drew breeze running around Tom Brady stands in the pocket and delivers with a decent offense of line mcGloin can win you a lot of games

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Lee_Higgins RaiderRockstar

    both teams “middle of the pack” in that category. Who would have guessed during the offseason that the Bills would be #1 in sacks and the NY Giants dead last?

  • seymour bush

    McGloin is definitely starting. And he is the better Q.

  • aig-raiders

    Matt Bowen just wrote a really good article here on the 3 tds. From the pix, you can clearly see passing lanes were not an issue nor pressure.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1857064-breaking-down-matt-mcgloins-potential-with-the-raiders

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Lee_Higgins RaiderRockstar

    he’s healthy too. that helps

  • Raider O

    Bills have a good DL.

  • Chino

    @JoshDubowAP: #Raiders forced 3 and outs on 31.7% of drives, 2nd in NFL to Saints at 31.9%

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Out of 18-32 that accounts for all of the incompletions .And therefore, all of the easy drops. And two Td’s. Also means without pressure or blitz, he was perfect. Well yeah, I’d blitz him too. At least at first. And that’s SOP for a rookie QB anyway.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Exactly. Guys on defense took Branch’s injury hard. They don’t do that if you’re a scrub or even a mediocre player.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    McGloin loves to step up in the pocket, so I would anticipate maybe some DB’s “flying by” to push him up in the pocket with a blitzing LB maybe up the middle.
    He won’t play as well this weekend.

  • R8erEduc8er

    .2 difference? Tied for 1st in my book lol

  • RaidingTexas

    So he’s healthy and the better QB. Glad we all agree.

  • RediaR

    I don’t understand that sentiment. TP is not someone you want being your backup QB. He is far too athletic to not use in some way. If he isn’t good enough to be a high level starter at QB, he should be on the field in some other capacity. He has a much higher ceiling as a WR than as a QB. Please TP, give up on QBing! Just don’t give up on football or the Raiders!

  • RaidingTexas

    DA and Tarver. Nuff said.

  • seymour bush

    Just more excuses. Bad Oline. Bad receivers. Bad playcalling. He’s hurt. Maybe like me and three quarters of the league has been saying all along, he just can’t play the position.

  • Just Win Baby

    So, has Miles Burris been activated yet? It sure feels good to have some depth at LB for a change. The last few years have been a nightmare.

  • RediaR

    Or just have him play WR and have him on the field all the time. You can still occasionally have him take the snap, just the rest of the time you wont have one of the best athletes in the league on the bench.

  • RaidingTexas

    Seems to be doing OK in NOLA. I think he just never had the right personnel match.

  • RaidingTexas

    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL1m

    #Raiders place rookie CB D.J. Hayden on season-ending injured reserve list. He has been bothered by a groin injury.

  • RaidingTexas

    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL1m

    The #Raiders also activated linebacker Miles Burris to the 53-man roster, as expected, and re-signed defensive end Brian Sanford.

  • JB

    When Veldheer returns, who’s our best prospect for ORT? Barnes, Pashos, McCants or Watson? Should one of these guys be at OLG replacing Nix? Getting our OL fixed should be a #1 priority. If nothing else, this high number of injuries has sure given the back-ups some valuable playing time. In the long run, that should pay dividends.

  • seymour bush

    Chimdi to the rescue!

  • RaiderGuy50

    Yep – great stat- these guys are not going anywhere!

  • seymour bush

    Phil Adams and Chimdi have actually been OK out there.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Lol he’ll be a Raider backup until the end of the season. The guy got a late jump on developing his QBing skills. Won Rose Bowls and Conference MVPs using his wheels…Tressel didn’t bother grooming him for the NFL. I think he’ll be very professional about being backup, but if I’m him I’m asking to be released in the offseason if they pressure him to be a WR. He’s grown as a QB since last year and has more growing to do. With his athleticism, a team will always give him a chance. I think it’s a year too early to bring up WR to him.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Steve Corkran
    ‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    D.J. Hayden suffered his injury in practice two weeks ago. He missed the past two games. Now he’s done for the season.

  • RaidingTexas

    This is not good for Reggie’s first 1st rounder. Missed all preseason. Has struggled in games. Now going to miss the final six games of his rookie season.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    How’d all the history stat gurus miss Kelly ’till now?

  • willy91137

    are the Raiders practicing right now should we get a report about who is getting first-team reps or they will wait till after the reporters leave is in toddler hands Wilson practicing with the second team

  • RaidingTexas

    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL32s

    Terrelle Pryor is on the practice field today.

  • RediaR

    Nice read.

  • NewEra S&B

    This rain is something else.. Who’s in the bay?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    On the off chance we get the wildcard, I wouldn’t have wanted him out there anyway. He’ll be fine next year.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    Hayden was an unnecessary risk.
    Don’t mind him as a player, seemed to get better, and the position was a definite need postion. Draft sucked at the top so I give Reggie a pass there.
    But at #12 you shouldn’t be drafting a guy with EXTREME health issues.
    Bummer for DJ, but his body just might not be cut out for the NFL.