Monday, June 25, 2007

The Evil Empire Strikes Again

While Raider Take played truant over the past few weeks, and while the Raiders Haters were hedging their bets by giving the Raiders some preseason props in the wake of Coach Kiffin’s early results (remember, the Raiders and Al Davis are always dead…until, like clockwork, they rise again to smite the Raiders Haters), the Oakland Raiders hosted a golf tournament last week to benefit the Special Olympics of Northern California. The event raised more than $200,000.

Following is a partial transcript of an interview on Sirius NFL Radio between Jill Osur, Sr. Vice President of Special Olympics Northern California, and two Sirius hosts, including Pat Kirwin:

Jill: I’m a former athlete, and I love the Raiders. Artie Gigantino and I have known each other for many years. We approached the Raiders and said, ‘Your players have been supporting Special Olympics for years, so why don’t we formalize this partnership and do something special.’ People don’t realize that the Oakland Raider players are so philanthropic. We work with a lot of the Bay Area sports teams, and these athletes from the Raiders give more back than any other team, and people need to know that.

Siruis Host: People don’t understand that the Raider family is very tight knit, past and present. People go, ‘They’re dysfunctional, they’re this and that.’ Listen, it’s tough to win games in professional football, but when you look at the family structure and the way these guys all take care of each other, it’s pretty amazing.

Jill: It really is, and today is a great testament to that. We’ve got over 78 Raider legends and players, so every golf group that comes out is going to have a chance to play with some incredible legends. That just makes the experience so authentic that they’ll keep coming back. And when they get to hear our (Special Olympics) athletes speak tonight, and see our athletes on the course, they know that when they come out, even though they’re with the Raiders, they’re doing something that’s tremendous for our community. And it truly will make a difference.

Sirius’s Pat Kirwin: As you all mentioned the things the Raiders do, there are other teams that also do a lot. But I will say this: Al Davis is a unique person. I just know back here in the East, Al flies out the high school coaches of the year out here that are going to work at either Boomer Esiason’s charity game for cystic fibrosis or whatever…Al flies those guys out and makes them honorary Raider coaches for a couple of days. It’s those little subtle things. I think he takes a good look at the power of the Raiders as it relates to community affairs and the things Jill has going on, but I think he also cares a lot about the grassroots of football. I know they run their big camps there for the kids in Oakland, and it’s really kind of impressive. I think that often when we say 'the Raiders' nationally, some people want to give us a negative or some image of them that’s not true. And I don’t know that we praise Al Davis enough for the things he does that nobody knows about.

Those evil Oakland Raiders and their selfish, heartless boss. They’re as bad as their fans.

83 Comments:

Blogger StickUm25 said...

If the conversation took place in the gas chamber, it MIGHT get some press . . .

6:30 AM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

I find it humorous on Pat Kirwin's part to mention that other teams in the NFL do the same, but only mentions Boomer Esaison, who is not another NFL Team.
Yes other teams do this kind of thing, but there is no other team in the NFL that has been as generous as the Raiders.
That was the point Jill was trying to make, and Pat Kirwin tried to paint the picture it was for selfish reasons? WOW! What a scum.
You know, I'm not going to judge someone's actions, good or bad; but what Kirwin did was beyond that; he judged the motive of Al Davis' charity as being selfish. WOW! That just blows me away. I'm rendered a little speechless.

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

Does anyone know an email address for him to complain about his comments?

7:02 AM  
Anonymous wtdavid said...

I don't see where Kirwin is painting a bad picture. His comments seem positive to me. From what I remember reading, Kirwin and Al are friends from way back and I think Jerry McDonald had in one of his blogs that Kirwin my be offed a job on the staff but may be holding out for Pete Carroll to come back to the NFL.

Anyway, I just don't see the negative comments. I think some of you guys out there my be getting a bit paranoid and living the conspiracy thing out a bit too much.

8:33 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

RT:

I think it was a little more than a year ago, before I started the BlandaRocked blog, that there was some paper in the east bay (can't remember the paper or the author of the article) that published an article saying that the Raiders might be more popular with people if they did just a little bit of charity work, like the 49ers do.

"Slowly I turned!" I took a quick look at the Raiders web page, noted the four charity events listed there at the time, and sent the links on an e-mail to the author and the editor. I blasted the paper, the author, and the editor without mercy. A couple of days later I received an apologetic e-mail in response (from the editor) and a request that they publish my letter.

I guess my point is that frequently all these morons have to do is go the Raiders' web site for information, but they can't be bothered. It's much better if they can simply make something up that fits in with prevailing attitudes (which they create in the first place).

8:37 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Yeah, I think Kirwin's comments were intended to be favorable.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

I hear you, BlandaRocked!

8:44 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Other Teams;

Sence I have lived in 16 states and traviled in 48 there has been several opertunities to see what other teams are doing and I have even gone to some of their events wearing my "Raider" gear just to "Rub-it-in"....

All I have seen is teams "Selling" their support...their has always been some Corp. involved who is using it for Advertisement and giving a "PayOff" to the team....I see that sometimes with the Raiders when they send "chearLeaders" to the "RaiderImage" and it bennifits the Co.....But I do not see this when it comes to giving back to the comunity....such as the "HighSchoolBasketBall" games and several things which are done every year by the "RaiderBosters"...like the "BikeRides" or the "Walks-n-Runs"..Who are governed by the "RaiderSteeringCommity" which is made op of X-Players like JimOtto who was it's Head....And I do not see it when it comes to the "DraftDay" event which Al gives to his fans every year or the "FamilyDay" event at the end of training camp....or the "RaiderRally"...

The fact is that it was AlDavis who "BrokeGround" in this area and some others have followed but with a "PayOff" in mind....Prior to that it was the "DallasCowGirls" who would send out their chearleaders for your event for a price...."CowGirl"s for hire...or for Publisity for the team....

The "OutSider"s will never give us credit for what we do...so we just continue to do it is silence and don't blow the "BigTrumpt" before the event to invite the "Mediot"s......We just sing the "RaiderAnthum" to call in our "Fans"....."AutumWind"...

Interesting artical about TerdellSands....

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=2915571

Also about the "ZoneBlocking"...

http://www.realfootball365.com/nfl/articles/2007/06/raiders-zone-blocking250607.html

PantyRaider....Givin-in-Silence!!!

11:57 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Still Anoying:

Street-n-SmithsProFootall Ranking the Secondary....

The "Donk-0"s were 14th in Total-"D" and 21st against the Pass last year but are given a (5) for their "PowerRanking"....

The "Squaw"s were 15th in Total-"D" and 18th against the Pass but are given a (3) for their "PowerRanking"....

The "Dolt"s were 10th in Total-"D" and 13th against the Pass but are given a (3) for their "PowerRanking"

The Raiders were 3rd in Total-"D" and 1st against the Pass but are given a (2) for their "PowerRanking"....

How is that posible....this is the "Worst" mathamatical evaluation I have ever seen....

Their statment..."The Raiders "D" wes over rated because teams could just run the ball...the Raiders "D" was very beatable.."

If that was true than why didn't teams just run up the score by throughing the ball at us....Why did they stay away from the Pass and just Run-Run-Run....Why did they allow the Raiders to keep games close....

PantyRaider...Screemin"BullShit"!!!/__

7:46 PM  
Blogger Doobie said...

Something funny I gotta pass on...
Check out the contest my buddy just won. He doesn't follow football, but I think he may have just earned "Raider Take" honors (whatever that might be) just he probably just bested RT's "mouthful of Altoids".

3:57 AM  
Blogger RaiderRealist said...

Hey Pantyraider-

Congrats on getting hitched, and goode to talk to you again. Remember your football 101, attack your opponent's weakness. We failed to do that in the rain at Seattle. By running the ball you eat up the clock as well as gain yardage. Plus a long drive by running the ball tires out the defense. Remember the Houston game? -Five yards passing, but we made Ron Dayne look like Larry Johnson. Check out this link about the Raider D:

http://mvn.com/nfl-raiders/

4:00 AM  
Anonymous raider00 said...

Should the Raiders make a move for Tank Johnson ?

He's a bad guy, but sure could help the run D.

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't want to be the guy to bring up Tank so I'm glad you did. I say bring him in, impress him with the building and friendly people, then offer him the smallest contract possible. Can't hurt.....much.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Psycho

12:29 PM  
Blogger CutThroat said...

TankJohnson:

He is suspended for 8 games this season so would that also stop him from playing for another team until the suspention is over....He would not be allowed to practice durring the suspention....

Also if we are trying to get past the "BadAttitude"s from the past few years how would "Tank"s addition affect the team....

PantyRaider....JustAskin!!!!

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

I think if there is any team that can transform a guy, it's the Raiders. Al Davis has a way with helping the "bad seeds" of the NFL change. They may not be model citizens, but they most definitely shape up.
Davis has a way of getting them focused on football, and leave the personal stuff in house. I don't know if he puts things in the contract that would void incentives if there were off-field troubles, but Davis does have some magic in that area. I think bringing in Tank Johnson would be a good move, that would benefit the Raiders.
PantyRaider already mentioned it though, Tank has an 8 game suspension. But I say we sign him anyway, and get him going when he is eligible. Then we have a solid DT for the whole 2008 campaign as well.
Has anyone heard anything about Darius? That would be a move that puts Schweigert out I think. As much as I like Schweigert, he is a good cover guy, but not a tackler. With guys like Bing and Huff, we need a veteran tackler to teach them. Can you imagine this D-backfield? Darius at SS, Huff and Bing splitting at FS. I just wet my pants.....

5:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check this out, an interview with Ronald Curry. Good stuff.

http://www.dailypress.com/sports/
dp-72420sy0jun28,0,6472781.
story?coll=dp-sports-local

Psycho

7:01 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

Of note about the Curry interview is what he says about Moss. From Curry's comments, and comments from others, one has to consider the possibility that Moss wasn't actually tanking it last year. He was just losing it, and wasn't inclined to do anything about it. That the essense, also, of what Tim Brown has said regarding Moss. Moss is losing his natural ability, and isn't bothering to learn the necessary "tricks of the trade" that will prolong his career.

If this proves to be correct, I think a 4th round draft choice was a very good deal.

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed Blanda. Not only that, you can tell Moss doesn't train nearly as hard as he should, good guy or not. He most likely just runs out of gas most of the time you see him jogging around. Or he's just compensating for this, he probably realizes he can't play a full game without getting gassed and he conserves his energy wherever he can in order to run his precious 9 routes. He should try getting into football shape instead.

Anyone who watches the UFC, boxing or any other style of fighting has seen guys who can fight great but get gassed in later rounds from poor conditioning. Some of the greatest fighters have had this problem with conditioning early in their careers and 'woke up' at some point. Moss is still asleep.

Didn't mean to go all Bill Walsh on you guys with fighting references, but it's true. Moss has admitted to conserving energy during games. Jerry Rice never had to.

Psycho

12:59 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Psycho: My favorite fighter is Takanori Gomi aka The Fireball Kid. Have you seen Bushido 9? When I was a young lad it was NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL. Now (for me at least) it is NFL, NBA, UFC, and Pride.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous raider00 said...

Calico,

just curious, but how does baseball get wiped off your list of fav's and basketball remain ?

the nba is simply unwatchable to me, unless you're a spurs fan i guess.

i'd rather watch paint dry than an nba game.
to each their own and all, but, just curious.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Raider 00: When I was a kid I followed all the major sports avidly on t.v. and through the newspapers. As I've gotten older, my interest in baseball & hockey has dwindled. Baseball is too slow and the season way too long. A regular season game is so insignificant. Being a SoCal native, I never identified with hockey. I had a passing interest in the LA Kings/Gretzy era but now I couldn't name 2 players on the Kings. Football has always been my primary interest and I still like the NBA for the pure athleticism and fast moving action. I guess my latest interest in UFC & Pride is that the MMA is an amazing sport filled with great athletes who put it on the line every fight. Finally, as I've gotten older (I'm 43) my time is more limited so I've pared down sports to only a few instead of dabbling in a bunch of sports. If you haven't seen the Pride/Bushido tournaments in Japan, I highly recommend renting the DVD series (1 through 10).

7:08 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Comments (in the article posted below) by rookie DE Jay Richardson may shed some light on the recent penalty levied against the Raiders.

"Some of the veterans reported that we were working too hard," Richardson said. "With me coming from Ohio State, we always worked really hard there so I was kind of used to it. But the veterans complained that they 'don't always have to do all of this crap.' It was good for me because I got to see the game speed a little bit.

This was interesting as well.

"....(The Raiders' system) is definitely a little more complex, but they do a lot of the same things as Ohio State. OSU had a pretty complicated system compared to other colleges with a lot of different packages.

All the sudden the Raiders have a “complex” system. Wow! Even in its simplest terms, that’s refreshing! Here’s the article: http://www.thisweeknews.com/?sec=home&story=sites/thisweeknews

5:52 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

nyraider:

I saw the article, and it troubles me. According to Richardson, there were a couple of veterans who complained that they shouldn't have to work so hard (after a 2-14 season I might add).

Whomever these "veterans" happen to be, I don't think I'd mind seeing them not make the team.

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

i think the comment that troubles me the most, is the one about it being a little more complicated as osu's.
this isn't the ncaa, this is the nfl. take your best ncaa team, and they couldn't beat any nfl team. it's faster, bigger, and stronger; and you need a system in place that will deal with that.
the hope that i have in kiffin is this; he has surrounded himself with nfl coaches who have great experience. a head coach is as only as good as his other coaches. that is the key for me. i think it works, but the comment still scares me.

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

new blog at:
http://raider-nate75.blogspot.com/

10:35 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Blandarocked-
I agree. Taking a attitude about working too hard when you're coming off a 2-14 season doesn't sit well with me. It's time to work your F'in A$$ off. ANY player (particularly on offense) who thinks less is just there to collect a paycheck and needs to be shown the door.

Raider Nate 75-
A Raiders system that can be labeled complex on any level (high school, college or pro) is a marked improvement from the 2006 Raiders under Shell/Walsh.

11:40 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

What a contrast...some players are eager to learn and work hard and others have the "NO-MOSS" attitude and just want to lay down again....Hope the hell Kiff can get rid of them...trade it for draft choices in "08"....

PantyRaider....CleanHouse

11:58 AM  
Blogger CutThroat said...

NYRaider:

The hard part to swallow in that is that he is a "D" player....NOT a player on the "O"....

We expect to see some "O" players who are not willing to work but was he speaking about our "D"...If so was the "D" less complicated last year and is about like the college "D" this year....

Makes me wonder!!!!

PantyRaider...Don'tWantaBelieve!!!/__

1:47 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

PantyRaider/Cutthroat:

Wow. You can have arguments with yourself. Good thing you don't have multiple personality disorder (MPD).

Richardson is a rookie on defense. I doubt he's paying much attention to anything outside of his own position. So when he speaks of "complexity," that's what he's relating to.

2:57 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

BlandaRocked:

Disorders are only in the mind....they are not real.....Ha! Ha!

The hope is that the Raiders won't be a "DisorderlyBunch" this year the way we were last year....

CutThroatPantyRaider......SooooConfused!!!

7:45 PM  
Blogger CutThroat said...

Randy Moss "Repli-thentic" NFL "Stitched-on Name and Number" EQT Jersey by Reebok
$100.00 "Slashed" to $39.99 which is $39.90 too much for "NO-MOSS" Jersey....But something funny could be done with it sense they are still for sale....

And advertised through RT's web-link for "ThroughBackJersey"s....

PantyRaider....Imagination!!!!

10:39 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Here is a nice artical about "RB" Bush...

http://www.sacbee.com/100/story/249918.html

We may have made the "Steel" of the year....

PantyRaider....JustRunBaby!!!

12:15 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Take a look at the roster at http://www.raiders.com/Team/Default.aspx?id=146. Only 6 players with double digit NFL experience, and I say only two of those make the team. Bottom line, this the youngest Raider team I can remember in 30+ years being a fan. Assuming we maintain contracts on key players (and coaches) in upcoming years, this could be the beginning of a something very solid.

PantyRaider-
$50 gets you an authentic Moss jersey, which is a good deal if you don't mind drawing a line through the name, removing the name stitching, painting "NO" in front of Moss (as you suggested), or painting a circle with a line through it over his name.

6:48 AM  
Anonymous scorpio said...

guys (and gals), i'll sell my moss eqt jersey for $25 if it'll get me that much. very much doubt it though...

thing is, i may just continue to wear it on game day. heck, i see fans wearing old jerseys all the time - even dead players. but moss is a player who was great in the past, but not for our raiders in the present. so i don't know what kind of reaction other fans might think if they saw someone wearing a moss jersey.

i recently bought an authentic reebok white 24 woodson jersey that was still hanging around in a shirtique store (for only 50 bucks mind you) and had his name plate removed and my own last name put on there....so for you financially conscious, wait a year after a player is cut or traded to get your authentic, assuming one is still available with the number you like.

then there's the jamarcus option. hmmm, i'd like to see the kid take an nfl snap first and we'll see from there about getting one.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Doobie said...

If I was a genius clothing designer (I fall into neither category), I'd come up with a replica jersey that would have a field of velcro where the sewed lettering is. Then I would sell individual velcro letters so that people could modify the names on the fly.

1:11 PM  
Blogger CutThroat said...

A few years ago it was posible to order Raider Jerseys with your name and the # of your choice but than NFL Properties put an end to it....Said it was not sanctioned by the NFL....they also made sellers take the "RaiderNation" stickers and other such gear out of their stores....No "ScullPatrol" allowed....so everything was forced "UnderGround"....I believe it is a $50,000 fine from the NFL....

But it seems that the "BlackHole" can still be sold because it is part of the stadium and does not say "Raiders"....but I am not sure....

I had asked "RT" about fan designed Rings or "Web-Site" rings with the idea that we could make our own and supply our fans....Jerseys would be another option....Sense they could be manufactured very cheeply in Thailand....but they could not say "Raiders" on it....

Our stickers said "OakTown Raider Nation" and that was enough to piss-off the NFL but the team had no problem with it....Raider hang-outs like "Ricky"s use to sell it until the NFL "BlackOut".....

The point is I am still game for it if fans are interested....I have a "SilverSmith" in Bangkok who can make any custom ring that we come up with....and there are several clothing manufactures who will make anything you want....So when I go back I could put them in contact with the fans and we are in business....It does not have to be a "CashCow"....it could be "NonProfit" just to get the gear to the fans.....

PantyRaider....BackDoorSales!!!!!

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bama7
We have one piece lacking from having a defense for the ages. OLB. Morrison and Howard appear solid, but where's our Romo? Where's our Butkus?
Lance Briggs is so pissed at the bears, perhaps we should make a play for him. To give you an idea of how productive he is, Briggs had 8 more solo tackles in 2007 than Morrison and 21 more than Howard... and... 71 more than Sam Williams! Briggs also had 4 forced fumbles which is three more than all of our starting LB's combined.
It'd cost us financially but Briggs could team with Howard and morrison to cure our run defense problems and allow our speedy line to do what they do best... concetrate on getting after the QB.
Morrison and Howard are solid soldiers. Briggs is a stud.
An ddon't tell we can't afford him. There's always a way to make these things work.
Adding briggs would give us the best LB corp in the NFL... three tackling machines that can move sideline to sideline with ease. This would open our DL up to being absolutely terrorizing in pass rushing situations.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous scorpio said...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/
article.cgi?file=/n/a/2007/07/02/
sports/s104205D38.DTL&type=sports

IT'S OVER AL. LET'S NOW WORK ON MAKING THE FANS OF THE BAY AREA HAPPY BY FIRST WINNING SOME GAMES AND SECOND BY EXTENDING THE LEASE AT THE OAKLAND COLISEUM.

11:32 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Claiming territorial rights in LA and suing the NFL for contractual interference in building an LA stadium never had anything to do with moving back down there. Territorial rights are legal commonalities in business and the stadium deal was lost and never would have been reconstructed. Davis felt he was owed some money for those losses.

I think settling with Oakland and regaining their rights to control ticket sales is proof enough that Davis is committed to staying here for the long haul. The Raider aren't going anywhere (except, hopefully, back to the Super Bowl).

5:13 PM  
Anonymous scorpio said...

i'm with you there blanda. i just want all of this foolishness in court to stop so we can get back to the business of winning games and hopefully - the superbowl. there - i said it. got it out of my system. let's play some dang ball! OH, it's only the front end of july..... :o)

10:30 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

RummerMill.....

According to a FootBallBetting Rag that just came out....

LarryJohnson has been shoped around as "TradeBate"....

Now sense KC traded off their "QB" it may be believable that they would also trade off their "RB" who has 1 year left on his contract and is talking about a "HoldOut"....

What time is it???..."Go-For-It" Time.....There in NO other player out there that could mean as much to our team as that guy...."Addition-by-Subtraction" is great....We would no-longer be playing against him...We would be just running him down their throats....So forget about the "S" or "LB" or "OL" or "DL"...Get the "BigDude" who likes to play "SmashMouth"....Take the "RB"...Could you imagine him and "Bush" and Co. on the same team....Maybe we could send them Jordan....and Walter....and a DraftPick....

We would have to do it as a "3-Way" so "KC" does not know where he is going....because they would never want to send that guy to us....

New "SpringLeague" to start playing in "08"....But it will be set up like the "College" teams....

http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_6288401

PantyRaider....TradeTradeTrade!!!!

12:08 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Nothing to do with FootBall....just an artical that puts life in it's proper perspective...."Thankful to be Healthy"....

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/social/2007/07/713339/

I see alot of strange things because I keep track on news from Asia...This one is too strange....

PantyRaider....

12:17 PM  
Blogger CutThroat said...

NFL suspends Raiders' Rhodes for four games......

http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_6296484

Nice!!!....Nothing like starting in the "Hole" before it begains....

Best go fo "LJ"....word is that Dallas is also interested so the price will go up with Jones involved....

PantyRaider.....SadSituation!!!!/__

4:10 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Happy 78th birtday Al. I hope you enjoy a nice BBQ, cold drink, and fireworks celebration!

6:32 PM  
Anonymous scorpio said...

yeah ummm, happy.....birthday.....al......ummm from.....scorpio

see guys? i CAN be civil after all!

1:15 AM  
Anonymous memdf said...

I flipped through street and smith's and they pan the Raiders. According to their nfl source or bs scouting report the University of Minnesota did not think Kiffin was ready to be a head coach. There was also some mention of the players at USC not respecting him. And his overall role there being inflated by the Raiders. Something to that effect....

Don't take my word for it though, dog ear your own copy and leave gum between the pages of the other afc west team write ups like I did!

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure that Kif is loved by his college players as much as was Gruden by his players, the lazy bums will never love a coach and they will always have critizism, the Rices, Gannons and Browns will always admire an in your face coach.

Scorpio:

I am sure that Al has got season tickets next to him for you after him reading that you sent him a happy bday wish.

raiderdecoachella

9:16 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Here is a nice video of MichelaBush as a Softmore at the "LibertyBowl"....With speculation he may play early because of the Rhoads suspension...

http://www.cardchronicle.com/story/2007/7/5/12115/78343

Artical that supports the reports that "LJ" is "TradeBate" with "KC"...

http://www.411mania.com/sports/nfl/56712/Fourth-and-Long:-A-Tale-of-Two-Holdouts.htm

"HappyBirthday" Al.....Now take your gift...."LJ" da "RB"...

PantyRaider....WishList!!!!

12:47 PM  
Blogger CutThroat said...

Let the chips fall....

Raiders defensive end arrested in South Carolina

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/raiders/2007-07-05-mcneal-arrest_N.htm

The "Gangsta" in McNeal...sell a car you don't own for 15K and write a bad check for $1,500....Whoops...Got Caught....Why did ya go home fool???....

He was a 4th Rd Draft pick by the "Donk-0"s....lets hope the 2 "DL" pickes who they took this year who have had problems in the past also turn out to be problems for their team...Hay "Shan-na-gan"...Great charicture picks dummy....

PantyRaider....Shadows-of-Morice!!!!

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's nice to se that pantyfaida is spelling so much better these daze. faidas do so much good, look at all the gang bangas and cons they put to work every year. d. rhodes another example for you faida fanatics, teach your children well, it's a good thing to be a thug. Just keep defending the "nation" babies. 0-16 coming to a murder capital near you soon.

9:30 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

The "MeltDown" has started....

NFL suspends Broncos' Peterson

http://www.realfootball365.com/nfl/articles/2007/07/broncos-kennypeterson-suspended070707.html

And hopefully it continues..."Shan-na-gan" drafted 2 "DL" who already have had attitude problems so the eventual "Implosion" on the "DL" is inevitable...

I can see it now...."GapeingHoles" op the middle of the "Donk-0"s "D"...just like at the end of last season....Can't stop the "RUN"....or the "Bleeding"....

PantyRaider...Kicking-da-lame-"Donk-0"!!!!!

11:56 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Panty Raider-
Your namesake (“Panty Raid”) just won the American Oaks at Hollywood Park, Inglewood CA. The date was 07-07-07. I hope you played the lottery.

http://horseracing.sportsline.com/cbs/headlines/showarticle.aspx?articleId=20028

8:11 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

NYRaider:

"Holly Panties BatMan"....It's a Girl....

I don't gamble but if I had seen a horse with my "Handle" I would have put something on it....Now I will have to follow her history and see if she keeps winning....Maybe they will sell her to me and I can have her shipped to Cambodia....

PantyRaider....RidenFree!!!!

3:23 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

Years ago, a friend of mine was suicidal and confined to a mental hospital. When I went to visit there was a "resident" who was a chubby kid who would occasionally strip naked and dance around the room singing, "I feel pretty." He had the worlds smallest wanker. Whenever Anno 9:30PM shows up, I think of those days.

8:47 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

BlandaRocked:

To the point and Funny....I am dieing laughing....

PantyRaider....InTears!!!!

2:38 PM  
Blogger CutThroat said...

Help is on the way: Jared Gaither "OT"

It seems that the Raiders are interested in a "OT" in the "SupplimentalDraft" this Thursday....Stay Tuned....

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2930513

PantyRaider....JustGuessing!!!!

3:43 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Somebody made a good point in the comment section of Jerry McDonald's blog. They more or less said that "we should be a better team by virtue of letting Aaron Brooks go... The Saints did it!"

5:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone see that one episode of South Park where Cartman (the fat kid) can't wait 3 weeks for a video game to come out, so he freezes himself? That's how I feel right about now. This offseason is killing me. We need to start hitting people already.

6:44 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

Two...more...weeks. Must...hang...on...for...two...m..

Ah.....

12:06 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raiders Sign Donovin Darius

http://www.raiders.com/Common/Article.aspx?id=25664

PantyRaider...MakinMoves!!!

12:50 PM  
Blogger RaiderRealist said...

Just when I thought the Raiders weren't interested in Darius, they sign him. What does this mean for Bing and Schweigert, and are there more surprises to come?

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

WELCOME TO THE NATION DONOVAN! I'M STOKED NOW! I'LL TELL YA WHAT THIS MEANS FOR SCHWEIG, HE NOW HAS A MENTOR THAT WILL TEACH HIM HOW TO TACKLE AND LAY THE SMACK DOWN!
ALL HELL IS GOING TO BREAK LOOSE ONCE HE LEARNS HOW TO DO THAT. HOW'S THIS FOR A DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD:
CORNERS-WASHINGTON, ASOMUGAH, ROUTT, CARR
SAFETIES-FS-HUFF/BING, SS-DARIUS/SCHWEIG
WHEN DOES THE SEASON START? I'M BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS WITH EXCITEMENT NOW!

3:52 PM  
Blogger CutThroat said...

RaiderRealist:

The "SupplimentalDraft" is Thursday and there are 2 "OT"s and a "CB" who may draw interest along with a "DE-LB"....

It appears the team is getting active and determined to get better and that is a great sign....

With the addition of the veteran "S" to an already good "DB" core the Raiders will be very hard to through against....and we have very good depth when we want to go to the "Nickle-n-Dime" packages....and with players like Bing "DB-LB" we could go to a "7" Back alignment if we have the lead and dare the oposition to through the ball to play "CatchUp"....3-"DL"-w-"ML"-n-7-"DB"s = "NO-PassingZone" in "OakTown".....

So I don't worry about our young players splitting time....They still have a place on the team and will be pushed to get better by a player like Darius the same way RodWoodson...ErickAllan...RonnyLottpushed everyone around them when they came to the Raiders late in their game....

Other posibilities to keep an eye on are "LJ" of "KC"....We should offer them Jordan-n-Walter-w-late DraftPick...or whatever it takes to bring "LJ" to the Raiders...."Addition-by-Subtraction"....With "LJ"-n-Bush in the backfield the "D"s will be frightend and have to play up to stop the run and that will open-up the "DeepBall".....the "VerticalStretch".....

PantyRaider....Excited!!!!

4:03 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Double D (if healthy) is a vicious hitter, intimidating prescence, and solid leader. I'm pumped. We have just given Caveman Ryan another piece to tinker with. I posted my thoughts on our newest member on my blog.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is some good stuff on Gallery. It sounds like we're doing all the right things to give the guy a fair shot.

Gallery-
"I learned a lot last year going through that. Sometimes you know what works for you and you've got to stick with that. Just because somebody played for 20 years with their style doesn't mean it's going to work for me. I probably learned that sometimes you can't be as coachable. You've got to be open to trying new things, but in the end you've got to do what got you there, and that's what I'm going back to."

This is why Gallery made up his mind midway through last season that he was coming back to Iowa City to work with Ferentz and strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle. Rather than being asked to learn another set of philosophies, Gallery was encouraged by Tom Cable, Oakland's new offensive line coach, to get back to playing the way he feels most comfortable.

"He's taking the things I've done really well and built upon them, and we're fixing little things as we go, but we're not trying to reinvent the wheel," Gallery said.

Psycho - Fingers Crossed

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Panty - Looks like you finally got your way on signing Darius! Like I said, welcome aboard Double-D. I can't take back anything I said, but I'm officially in Darius' corner now that he's a Raider. The contract totals seem like a good deal for what he brings so I'm all for it.

Psycho

7:02 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

IDIOT ALERT!!! Here's a guy (Os Davis) who thinks he knows the Raider teams even though he apparently stopped watching them after 1976.

http://www.realfootball365.com/nfl/articles/2007/07/raiders-pressrelease-mayberight110707.html

He refers to the 1983 Los Angeles Raider team as the "LA Wildcard."

Hey, Wizard! The Raider Super Bowl Wildcard team was the 1980 OAKLAND Raiders. And, as a team, I hate to say it, but the '83 team WAS the best ever.

8:17 AM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

As for Darius, his best value to us is going to be in leadership. As for things for Ryan to tinker with? I can see the potential for a hell of a lot of pre-snap shifts with these backfield components. Ryan ought to be able to keep folks guessing. Ryan will have at least two safeties who can also play either safety position and play corner. That may seem small, but it's huge.

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

Psycho,
If Gallery can get past his mental mistakes, he'll do alright. He has always taken pride in working hard.
My problem is that he does not need to improve on his strengths. A good coach will put him in a position to make plays to his strengths. What he needs to condition and work hard on is his weaknesses. A defense is not going to cater to his strengths, but exploit his weaknesses.
A flag just goes up in my head when he makes this statement, "He's taking the things I've done really well and built upon them, and we're fixing little things as we go, but we're not trying to reinvent the wheel,"
I don't want them to "reinvent the wheel". He's right that they don't have to do that. But they need to focus on "fixing little things" more. Hopefully that will take care of itself in training camp.
I'm still holding out for Slaughter or Henderson to beat out Sims for the other Tackle spot.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bama7
Welcome aboard Darius (strong safety.. huff to FS). Now ship Schweigert and a 2nd round pick to Chicago for Lance Briggs... give him S William's spot and we would have the best defense in the NFL. No question about that. We would not have one weak area om our D. If the offense could give us 14 points a game we'd make the playoffs.

10:20 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Psycho:

I hope another "WishList" player comes in for me....Possibly tommorow....These guys would have been projected as "FirstDay" tallent if they had come out in time for the NFL Draft....but now they are projected as "SecondDay" Mid-Late Round players and worth a 4th - 7th Round pick....

Paul Oliver, DB Georgia
Jared Gaither, OT Maryland
Chris Patrick, OT Nebraska

Also there are players who may not get drafted who could be signed as free agents....some of these guys would have been "SecondDay" tallent in the April Draft.....

Robert Armstrong, DT Morgan State
Clifton Dickson, DT Florida State
Brian Soi, DT Utah State
Mark Washington, LB Texas State-San Marcos

And than there is the "BigBoy" in "LetsMake-a-Deal" Sweepatakes....."LJ"....

PantyRaider....JustDreamin!!!!

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nate75 - I think the biggest mental mistake Gallery has going for him is on the part of the Raiders, in how they have tossed him around the line and threw in a bunch of different coaches with different techniques. The main point I took from the 'Gallery going back to his roots' thing is that he's going to get back to what we all knew he was coming out, technique-wise, and our coaches aren't trying to change it much.

He had a pretty solid 1st year and went down hill more & more with the more crap we shoved in his head, changing what he 'was'. He immediately went back to Iowa after the season and really dedicated himself to his original technique. And more importantly, Cable welcomes it and is just going to 'tweak' around things that Gallery is already comfortable with.

I'm still holding out hope for Gallery and I think he's going to prove himself under this coaching staff. I really feel for the guy. It's going to be sweet rubbing Gallery in the face of all the haters when he's finally good. It took O. Pace, Ogden and other guys around 3 years of sub-standard performance before they were good.

Here is the whole Gallery article in case anyone is interested:

http://www.press-citizen.com/
apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/
20070711/HAWKS0104/707110316

Psycho

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Panty
Gaither is a beast! I wouldn't mind taking a good look at him, and probably all the DT's on the list too.

Psycho

12:22 PM  
Blogger CutThroat said...

Gallery Artical:

Psycho:

Good stuff....I like his attitude and the attitude of Tom Cable "OL" Coach...sounds like we have a very good player back again....almost like a "New" Player....

Now if we can also get "OT" Jared Gaither to play on this unit we will have great depth too....

PantyRaider....Eye-on-da-Draft!!!

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

Is your glass half silver, or is your glass half black?
Share your answer it on:

http://raider-nate75.blogspot.com/

10:30 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

07/11/2007 DE Bryant McNeal Waived:

Can't play ball while in jail fool...How does a guy blow an opertunity like that....I would cut off my left "*^@" for the oppertunity to wear the Raiders uniform and play in the game....

Lookin for news on today's Draft but can't find live reports....it starts at 1:00pm....so that should be 10:00am in the west....

PantyRaider....Searchin!!!!

11:14 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

The Houston Texans have taken Georgia Tech running back Tony Hollings with its second-round selection (No. 32 overall) in the 2003 NFL Supplemental Draft. Thus, Houston has forfeited its second of two second-round selections in the 2004 NFL Draft.

PantyRaider...DraftTracker!!!

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

so far, only the chargers and ravens picked up players in this year's supplemental draft, according to nfl.com

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. -Psycho

12:30 PM  
Blogger CutThroat said...

RaiderNate75:

I copy-posted the info from a NFL site that was "Lying".....When I looked there was not even a "RB" in the draft....My mistake for beliving everything I read on the "Net"....It was a "Live-Up-Date"...

Well, the Raiders were not interested so they must be satisfied with the "OL" as it is...or we will go after players as "FreeAgent"s....Or we are worried about having enough money to sign our draft picks....OR????..

PantyRaider....Dissapointed!!!!

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bama7
I know we probably didn't need him, but I was hoping Oliver wouldn't have gone to the AFC west. What is it the Chargers gave up? is it a 4th round pick? I hope more than that, cuz Oliver basically shut Calvin Johnson's ass down last year. And to hear the press babble all spring, Johnson is supposedly Jerry Rice & Terrell Owens combined. Let's hope not, or the Chargers just picked up a nice corner.
Just read a Charger preview on the web that analyzed each of their division foes. It had a lengthy write up on the the Chargers vs the chiefs and broncos... but when it got to us, all it said was, "not even close... Chargers have one last 7 and it will soon be 9." That was it. No analysis.
I still say fix the remaining weak link on our defense... Sam Williams... and then we'll have no pressure on our new offense because we'll basically be handing out an ass-kicking on D each week.
We need a tough, all around OLB. it's all we lack from having a great D.

2:54 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raiders Sign LB Isaiah Kacyvenski

http://www.raiders.com/Common/Article.aspx?id=25722

@ 6'1" 250# did he play "ILB" or "OLB"....

Sweet artical about "FB" Justin Griffith....bringing back the "JohnRitchie" era...

http://www.realfootball365.com/nfl/articles/2007/07/raiders-griffith-key100707.html

PantyRaider....LookenForHope!!!!

3:52 PM  

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