Steve Corkran will provide analysis and answers to your questions during tonight’s season opener in Denver.
I’m writing this behind the din of New York Giants fans. It’s now the 24th pick and the giants are on the clock. The jets fans have had their day. Now, it’s the Giants turn. But I’ve got so much to write…Here’s Bob McNair
Once the Houston Texans personable owner Bob McNair took the podium in place of his organization’s newest employee (not counting unknown front office moves), he immediately hit with the obvious set of Reggie Bush
Mr. McNair, as I call him, realizes that it’s going to be hard to avoid some “”PR hit as far as fan reaction” as one person put it. “I think that’s going to be a temporary situation. It’s up to us to go out and win football games. We win football games, they are going to say ‘you made the right decision.” If we don’t win football games, they say ‘you’re stupid.’ anyway, so what difference does that make?
McNair slammed down the perspective of people like me, who immediately thought Bush’s rejection by the Texans was a because he wasn’t “signable.” “They are mistaken because we could have signed either one.
We made the same offer to both of them.
Giants trade 25th pick to Steelers. Giant’s fans are going nuts. Steelers take WR Santonio Holmes from Ohio State. Pittsburgh gave the Steelers their first round, third round, and forth round pick for …as my Row mate put it, “One person.”
While McNair wants a player that will be in camp, he says to me that it wasn’t the reason Bush wasn’t selected: “No, I don’t think Reggie would have held out. I think we were close enough in the discussions with his agent in terms of the money and everything that we would have been able to reach an agreement. We felt like that Reggie Bush would have a tremendous impact on our offense and would be very exciting. But that
Mario Williams could have the same impact on defense.”
Chicago traded it’s 26th pick to Buffalo, which is now on the clock. Chicago gets second round and third round selection.
Training camp may be over and Raiders may have returned to Alameda, but the blog will go on. Jerry McDonald and Bill Soliday will continue to bring you their inside look at the Raiders throughout the entire season.
And make sure you stick with InsideBayArea.com for complete Raiders coverage as we launch some new and exciting features this season. It all starts tonight with our live real-time scoring, stats and play log from the Raiders vs. Cardinals.
Set among the beautiful vineyards of the Napa Valley, Redwood Middle School will open its doors for the 2005 Oakland Raiders training camp. NFL writer Jerry McDonald and Raiders beat writer Bill Soliday will be there for all the action.
And since camp is closed to the public, our writers will give you an inside look at what’s going down on — and off — the field. Come back often and get your fix of interesting news from the Raider Nation.