Monday, July 25, 2011

Now What?

What's one city you rarely hear about as a likely destination for Nnamdi Asomugha? Oakland.

Now why is that? If he's worth that much to so many other teams, isn't he worth equally as much to a team that is supposedly on the cusp? A team that can't afford regression in the secondary at the very point it hopes to become competent against the run?

Just asking.

Another elephant in the room now that the lockout has been lifted is our lack at depth at the most important position in the game: quarterback. It's Jason Campbell, and then a drop off the cliff. And there are some who would argue that Campbell himself isn't that far from the cliff.

With the Raiders, sometimes it feels like trying to enclose a water balloon in your fist. You squeeze the balloon and part of it bulges out of your grasp. Then you grab the bulge, and out comes another part...

In other words, just as we enter a position of strength on one front, we start to weaken or continue to spin wheels on another front.

So this is what I believe we need to win the division and have a fighting chance in the playoffs. Jason Campbell has to have his best year to date in the NFL, and he needs to stay healthy. The offensive line needs to continue to improve. The defense must to figure out how to stop the run. And we can't afford to regress much in the secondary.

If these things happen, then maybe we'll finally have that proverbial water balloon in our full grasp.

Of course, I'd like to see improvement in our wide receiver corps, etc. But I think I our best shot comes down to those four aforementioned elements: QB, offensive line improvement, not being a joke against the run, and not taking a big step back in our secondary.

That's my take. What's yours?

200 Comments:

Blogger PantyRaider said...

"RT"...

Good points but virtually every NFL team faces those same difficulties with this quick overturning of "FA"s...That's why I wanted that "Right of 1st Refusal" for 6 yr vets...Didn't happen...

#1..."QB"..."JC" has some pluses but not enough to carry this team threw a 16 game season...I expect "VY" to be added to the roster...Also Hue -n- Saunders to have a huge influence with quicker pass plays and timing routs so the protection isn't breaking down too rapidly...Otherwise a heavy dose of the run and dump offs to the "TE"s -n- "RB"s like last season...

#2..."OL"...Very young and very inexperienced...Need as many reps as possible during Preseason...So with the loss of "2-a-Days" I will expect them to take the majority of the snaps to be ready...

#3..."LB"s....This is the pivotal point of our Rush "D" weaknesses...Here I expect Biekert and Bresnahan to weigh in with a great deal of improvement...That and the maturing of "DeathRo"...

#4..."WR"s...They are a little older with 2 quality rookies bringing up the rear...Here again though it depends upon the play at "QB" and the GamePlans...

#5...Schedule...I project 11-n-5...That's winning out again in the AFCW and winning 50% of the games outside the AFCW...

Winning one of these 6...

"NE"
"NYJ"
Miami
Houston
"GB"
Chicago

Winning all the rest...

Buffalo
Cleveland
Detroit
"Minn"

#6...Resign Nam...We have the quality depth behind him...

PantyRaider...Tall Order But I Expect This!!!/_

10:37 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Throw the 2011 predictions out the window. This year the key will be which organization is the most prepared to handle and overcome all the challenges caused by the lockout.

The teams that are able to adapt and overcome will thrive. Such challenges as free agency, a short ramp-up for rookies to acclimate and getting training clicking on all cylinders will require a decisive plan and leadership. We are less than a few weeks away from our 1st exhibition game and we will need EVERYONE in top shape and on the same page.

This season will be remembered for which organization had their shit together more so than any other season.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Also, according to Yahoo Sports, the Raiders are the most over the cap:

Oakland Raiders: $14.9 million
Dallas Cowboys: $13.9 million
Pittsburgh Steelers: $10.3 million
New York Giants: $6.1 million
Minnesota Vikings: $4.3 million
Indianapolis Colts: $1.8 million
Baltimore Ravens: $1.8 million

Trimming $14.9M AND signing key free agents like TE Miller and CB Asomugha will be very tough.

Sure the Raiders find a way with some trick cap management BUT the reality is that we it is highly unlikely we will be in a position to add key exteranl free agents.

I hate to sound like a broken record but the contracts handed out to Seymour, Routt, and Wimbley seem like BAD business.

10:59 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"CJ"...

Not to worry so much...Those new contacts can still be renegotiated as more Cap friendly...

Right off the bat you can subtract $6.5 Mil off that over the Cap figure bringing it down to only $8.4 Mil...Than there is that "Dead Money" which hasn't been valuated yet...

Sign Whimbley to a long term deal with a large part of it as Bonus $$$$ spread out over the life of the deal and his $11 Mil Cap figure is greatly diminished...

Cutting "RG" Cooper Carlisle will save another $2.5 Mil...Howard and Brown constitute another $3.5 Mil...Chris Johnson another $2.5 Mil...

Report is Huff counts for $2 Mil and will be gone...

Restructure "DHB"/"D-Mac" saves a bunch...

Than bring in our "FA"s with back loaded contracts -n- large bonus $$$$ so they are very Cap friendly...Than go after a few "FA"s that we want and do the same...

PantyRaider...Al Davis Is A Master "Capologist"!!!/_

By the way...The Raiders will be more on the same page than most teams out there...We could already see that in their off season workout...

3:14 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

I like the water balloon analogy. I would say there are other teams gripping brass knuckles... which puts CJ right on par. This will be the season that the most pre-lockout prepared team and the team with the best leadership will likely prevail.

It's hard to imagine losing starters like Miller, Asomugha, Gallery, Huff, etc, will actually improve the Raiders.

The offensive line with be filled with inexperience, yet expected to perform at a higher level than the long-time veterans they replace.

The secondary may take a big hit (pun intended), but only because we can't play zone and nobody on the Raiders can fill Nnamdi's shoes in man coverage.

TE was thin before Miller's potential departure. Without Miller, we're pretty much screwed.

Sure Davis will restructure some contracts and get back under the cap, but will that be enough to re-sign some of our own key players? It all falls back to overpaying so much for guys like Wembley and Routt. Hence, the balloon effect continues.

5:24 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Doubt your man enough to "Put Up Or Shut Up" but I will wager that Mr Davis makes a splash in "FA" this season....

Clarification:

At least one big name player if not 2....

Projected Possibilities:

"QB"s...Vince Young/Carson Palmer
"WR"s...Vincent Jackson/Plaxaco Burris
"OT"....________________________
"OLB"...________________________
"Sup-Draft"...Slash Pryor

8:12 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

You're on! Loser leaves Raider Take for one year.

Davis must sign more than one top tier FA who was not on the Raiders roster last season (after all, one FA doesn't exactly constitute a "splash") and those FA players must have been quality full-time starters on other teams last year, consistent with the quality of players in your list above. I will even include Pryor, even though he is not a FA.

Are you ready to man up? And will Raider Take agree to help enforce the results (by deleting takes from the loser)?

Now it's time for you to "put up or shut up."

I am prepared to sacrifice myself for the betterment of this community, which is sick and tired of your constant insults, profanity and illogic.

9:07 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"your constant insults, profanity and illogic." is your bag fool and the freakin LIES!!!...Only a total idiot would take personal shots at a man's military service and subsequent injury when he himself was too much of a coward to even serve!!!....

Now I re-post that challenge because you just don't get it and your such a damn LIAR why the hell would I believe you...
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I will wager that Mr Davis makes a splash in "FA" this season....

Clarification:

At least one big name player if not 2....

Projected Possibilities:

"QB"s...Vince Young/Carson Palmer
"WR"s...Vincent Jackson/Plaxaco Burris
"OT"....________________________
"OLB"...________________________
"Sup-Draft"...Slash Pryor
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Now try to get your damn freakin shit together...I already posted I'm ON!!!....

9:19 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raiders Ink 3 "UDFA"s

Sterling Moore
Height: 5-10 Weight: 192
Position: CB Pos2: FS

Name: Bani Gbadyu
College: Penn State Number: 15
Height: 6-0 Weight: 235
Position: OLB Pos2: ILB/ST

Name: Alan Pelc (+) Coming off shoulder injury
College: North Carolina Number: 70
Height: 6-5 Weight: 314
Position: OG Pos2: C

PantyRaider...More To Follow!!!/_

9:24 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

This name can be removed from my list:

Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown said Tuesday, July 26, that QB Carson Palmer "has retired." It does not appear the Bengals have any interest in giving into Palmer's request for release or trade. "I wish him well. If he is going to walk away from his commitment, we're not going to reward it," Brown said.

PantyRaider...Scratch One...Few Worthy Remain!!!/_

9:44 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

I told you, I'm in! What more do I need to say? Reasonable terms are clearly presented in my post above. Why would you bother re-posting the challenge?

I'm in! I'm in!

If you want, complete your list of FAs. I will approve it as long as it's agreed that Davis must sign two (otherwise, there's no "splash") and the loser leaves this site for one year!

Concentrate! This is your opportunity to run a muck of this site for a full year without my interference. Step up to the plate and take a swing.

9:58 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

You really are a despicable fool now aren't you...I mean it's not even an act...Your the real deal!!!...

Get this threw your ignorant intestinal noodle...As often as you take it upon yourself to post lies and belligerent insulting Crap against Al Davis and everything "Silver-n-Black" I will continue with the assaults upon your inherent stupidity...And that's so damn easy because Damn!!!...You just can't help posting stupidity!!!....

I could care lees about having some board all to myself You Freak!!!...Go look where I frequently post...There are about 100 or more comments per day and we don't have these childish -n- ridicules school yard asinine finger pointing episodes of non-intellectual "Mental Midget Minded" derogatory disrespectful name calling cowardice discourses either!!!!....

Just positive Raider Talk relating to the sport of Football the way this "Board of Depression" used to do before your confounded flood of a deluge on your crying "Trail-o-Tear" in your "Valley of Doom-n-Gloom"....Your continual projects of your depressionistic self have flood this board into almost total mediocrity and stagnationism and most have left but I won't allow you or your perpetual LIAR Beaudreau to go unchecked...

http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2011/7/26/2294376/oakland-raiders-free-agent

10:24 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Illinois WR/QB Eddie McGee is now an Oakland Raider

College: Illinois Number: 10
Height: 6-3 Weight: 207
Position: WR Pos2: QB/ATH
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2011
40 Time: 4.52 40 Low: 4.47 40 High: 4.62
Projected Round: Stock: High: Shot late Low: PFA
Rated number 89 out of 293 WR’s 686 / 2085 TOTAL

PantyRaider....More To Follow!!!/_

10:27 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Huh? You made the challenge, then re-posted it after I accepted. Now you're whimping out entirely?

If you make 100 posts a day on various sites as you say you do, it should be no skin off your ass to withdraw yourself from this site. In return for that risk, you have an opportunity to beat me and have me removed from Raider Take for an entire year.

If you don't accept my taking you up on your own challenge, then you are the "liar" and a fake.

You have zero credibility.

In your own words, "put up or shut up."

10:52 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Ah!!...You IDIOT!!!...

I NEVER back out of anything!!!....

Your the Wimp coward!!!...

The Challenge was set in stone and NO I don't allow you to change a word of it...

And your such a damn LIAR as proven over time that there is NO way I believe a word from you...Everyone knows when I'm posting and who/where I am but you would just rename your stupidity and keep the derogatory Crap going...As if you haven't already "Shadow"!!!....

Your LIES are very well documented:
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nyraider said...

Interesting exchange from Cable's Q&A.

Q: Is Jacoby currently a starter?

Cable: Based on our health at that position, yes.

Q: So you expect him to be out there this week, or do you have to wait until the corpse wakes up and tells you what to do?

You think he/she means Al Davis?

5:28 PM

nyraider said...

PR - don't get your panties in a bunch over the Q&A I posted. I don't condone it. If that’s a jab at Al Davis it is disrespectful beyond belief. I’m surprised Herrera wasn't there to flex his paper muscles and escort that person out of the PC.

And how does the fact that any of us have or have not played competitive sports have any bearing on why the Raiders can't figure out how to be competitive?

Suddenly you're more qualified to judge WRs because you played pop warner football and have a booster club membership card? Don't you realize how ridiculous that is?

4:53 AM

nyraider said...

As for the Q&A, I was genuinely shocked by the statement. That's why (and the only reason) I posted it. In the few years I've been here at RT, I have never dissed the man in that way, and don’t expect others to, especially professional media. That’s totally uncalled for and, as I said, unprofessional. I remain a fan of Al Davis, despite that I disagree with the way he runs the team. Whether you chose to believe that or not really makes no difference to me. It’s a fact.

3:21 PM

nyraider said...

Ok, something very strange happened.

The Q&A I posted this morning was verbatim from J-Mac’s blog. I went back to it and found the content in question had been removed. I then searched the web for another transcript and found the same language as now posted on J-Mac’s site.

I assure you, this is not a hoax, at least not by me.

The perpetrator is either the author of the Q&A section I read this morning or it was removed (A) because it was distasteful and classless, or (B) to protect the media individual who made the comment.

I would like to email J-Mac and ask, but I am unable to find his email address (which is no surprise considering all the nuts he would hear from, today me being one).

I have no answer. If you want to believe I made it up, I have no proof that I didn’t. However, I assure you I did not. As I said, I posted it verbatim, in pure shock that it was said. I have stood behind every post I've ever made on this site. I have no problem accepting what is fact and acknowledging when I'm wrong.

However, this is pure mystery. Perhaps it will surface again in some fashion. Hard to believe that could get put out there then removed without a trace.

4:49 PM

10:59 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Here is the list of UDFA the Raiders have signed so far.

Sterling Moore (CB, SMU)
Alan Pelc (OL, North Carolina)
Mason Brodine (DE, Nebraska-Kearney)
Chris Francis (LB, Baylor)
Ben Iamaak (OL, Iowa State)
Derrick Jones (WR, California (PA))
Ben Gbadyu (OLB, Penn State)
Eddie McGee (WR/QB, Illinois)

PantyRaider...8 -n- More To Follow!!!/_

11:04 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Back to your old tricks I see. Nothing you post can change the fact that you are the coward. Step up and face your own challenge!

You think there's one person who reads Raider Take that doesn't see you for who you are?

Put up or shut up! Coward!

I will walk away from this site for an entire year if you beat me. If I attempt to post, RT can delete it. All I expect from you is the same in return. You lose and you walk for one year and give this community a rest.

What's your problem? You're all bark and no bite.

11:37 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Add Another: #9

FB James McCluskey, Boston College


Scratch another name from my list:

Chargers | Vincent Jackson to sign tender Friday
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 11:54:56 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson will sign his franchise tag tender Friday, July 29.

PantyRaider....More To Follow!!!!/_

12:07 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

These Boots Are Made For Walkin And That Just What They'll Do....

One Of These Day These Boots Are Gonna Walk Away From You!!!



What A Freakin Putts!!!

Just Keep An Eye On "FA" Baby!!!

12:34 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Hell!!...I hope your fat ass gets all worked up into heart failure or something...

And stupid as I told you before...I'm NOT your freakin "BoyFriend" so don't your titties in a knot!!!!....

12:38 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

I'm not worked up. I see you (with proof) as the whimp you really are. Plus, I think it's hysterical that folks that visit this site will read today's exchange when they come around (maybe later tonight or in the next few days) and see it for themselves.

It's not too late to accept your own challenge. Talented FAs will be going fast.

The result could be one year of bliss for one of us.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haven't been by in awhile, and I walked right into a NYPanty fight.

Maybe take will agree to delete any posts from either of these two that in any way refer to the other.

5:30 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

LOL. I am totally in agreement with that.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PantyRaider is a gutless coward, he would never accept your challenge NYRaider. Even if he did lose, the coward would not go away from RaiderTake for a year. The man is a yellow, delusional , gutless coward, and I am ashamed that he is a Raider fan.



Sarasota Raider

6:24 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

"Doubt your man enough to "Put Up Or Shut Up" but I will wager that Mr Davis makes a splash in "FA" this season....

Clarification:

At least one big name player if not 2...."

Seems straightforward and NYR has challenged you to put up or shut up. I guess, although you keep dancin' around it, you have decided to shut up or not accept NYR challenge.

Personally, I would be absolutely SHOCKED if we are able to sign 1 single BIG name external FA. I'm just hoping we are able to hold on some of our key internal FAs like TE Miller.

6:24 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"CJ"...

"DE" Jarvis Moss has agreed to terms to remain with the Raider...That's one and more to follow...

Now don't attempt to play some game of footsies with me...It doesn't play out well...

I stated the challenge and won't allow it to be twisted into what it's not...Now we shall see how much "True Grip" that fool has very soon won't we...And as you well know I have left this damn board for more than a year before...Are you suggesting this will damage me somehow...NOT a chance!!!....

It's more a matter of not allowing the biter disrespectful anti Al Davis/"Silver-n-Black" crap posted here go unchecked...

PantyRaider....Mark My Words..."Mr D" Will Do What None Of You Dream Possible....$$$$$ Is NOT A Huge Issue!!!!/_

6:42 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"CJ"...

In the real world..For us "Old Timers" anyway...One man makes a challenge...The other accepts it and chooses the weapons...That's already been done...

He has NO privilege to try to restate the challenge...That's an act of cowardice to attempt to wiggle out of combat...

You should already know that...

PantyRaider...Guns In Hand...My "MrD" Is Bringing Me My Ammo...!!!!/_

To be continued....

6:49 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

This is the projection of what the Raiders will have to spend on 2011 draft choices...

Oakland: $3,957,552

With no 1st rd pick this figure is the lowest in the AFCW...

PantyRaider...This Is A "CakeWalk" For Out Master "Cappologist"!!!!/_

7:10 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

10 names to be added to the Raiders Roster..."UDFA"s...

North Carolina Offensive lineman: Alan Pelc

Penn State Offensive Lineman: Lou Eliades

Iowa State Offensive Lineman Ben Iamaak

Auburn Safety: Zac Etheridge

Penn State Linebacker: Ben Gbadyu

Baylor Linebacker: Chris Francis

Illinois Quarterback/Wide Receiver: Eddie McGee

California Pa. Wide Receiver: Derrick Jones

Nebraska-Kearney Defensive End: Mason Brodine

St. Mary's cornerback: Sterling Moore

PantyRaider..."FA"s To Follow!!!/_

7:20 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Hay!!!...AssHole!!!...It does no good to post as the "Shadow"...I still know it's your chicken shit Crap!!!...

Like I said your such a damn LIAR I won't believe a word you say...

7:23 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Do you believe this shit...I hope so and than can say:

"Told Ya So"....Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!....
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We are inches away from football season again!

We now have a clearer picture of what the new C.B.A. will be and it looks good for the Raiders. The Raiders will actually be in the running for Nnamdi Asomugha because "dead money" won't count toward the salary cap.

On NFL Network, Jason LaCanfora said, "Teams will have to spend at least 90 percent of the cap in cash and won't be able to play with dead money as they have in the past."

So that leaves the Raiders at $103.2 million in players' salaries as of now.

The salary cap is set at $120 million with a $3 million exemption to sign one player. But to bring back Asomugha, there will still have to be some cuts to make room to bring in additional help.
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Get your damn ass out of here....NOW!!!....

PantyRaider...Just Laughin My Ass Off!!!/_

8:19 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Denver Broncos Won't Count "Dead Money" Towards 2011 Salary Cap Figure

Article 11 of the new CBA contains the rules that will allow the league to transition into the new league year, and buried among the many items within it is the following subsection:



Section 5. Salaries and Salary Cap Accounting:

....(b) Proration From Preexisting Contracts. ....(i) No signing bonus proration to the League Years of this Agreement shall apply for any Preexisting Contract that was terminated, traded or assigned via waivers prior to March 11, 2011....

What this means for Denver is that the proration cap penalty of Jamal Williams, Justin Bannan, and Daniel Graham, who were all cut on March 3rd will not apply.

This frees up $11.676million to be used immediately in free agency, though the approximate cap hit of $900,000 for Correll Buckhalter will still apply
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Now get ready for some real wheeling and dealing...

Oh!...By the way the Raiders are already bidding for a player from across the bay...

"raiders and niners

bidding for dashon goldson"

Starting "S" soon to be a Raider...

PantyRaider....Ha! Ha!...I Just Love This!!!!/_

8:25 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

raiders are in preliminary discussions with OT jared gaither

http://twitter.com/#!/VittorioTafur

don't know if its true or not but it sounds good right?
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Just another tid-bit but DON'T YOU BELIVE IT!!!!....Al has no $$$$ to spend...

Ha! Ha! Ha!...I just luv this shit!!!

8:48 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

This is 10 times more fun than the NFL Draft....Wish it was like this every year and than we could schedule a huge Raider "FA" Party like our Draft Party every season...

I'm so freakin excited I'm climbing the freakin walls!!!...

PantyRaider...Just Smiling Baby!!!/_

Get out Bitch!!!....

8:55 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Live reports coming Fast -n- Furious!!!

http://www.kffl.com/hotw/NFL?page=0

Enjoy!!!...And Lose!!!...

8:58 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Oakland Raiders "Unofficially" Agree To Terms With UDFA Ben Lamaak, C, Iowa State

Ben Lamaak (C/G, Iowa State)

Lamaak's played all over the line in his four years, after being recruited as a tight end and quarterback. Clearly he doesn't lack versatility or athleticism for a big boy (6'4" and 318), although he's not going to play tackle in the NFL. A hard working, blue-collar sort who's proved himself as a pass blocker in the Cyclones' spread offense, although his run blocking needs to get better. Don't forget his name - he could well become our Jeff Saturday.

Pillaging The UDFA Ranks: What The Raiders Have So Far.

Player Bios:

http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2011/7/26/2296010/pillaging-the-udfa-ranks-what-the-raiders-have-so-far

We be building a "Bully" here Boyz!!!...

PantyRaider....SOOOOOoooo Much Fun!!!/_

9:22 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

"DE Jarvis Moss has agreed to terms to remain with the Raider...That's one and more to follow...

Now don't attempt to play some game of footsies with me...It doesn't play out well..."

too funny. PR you've tied yourself into a completely salty pretzel. Jarvis Moss? Please. Jarvis Moss is a complete washed-out scrub who is LUCKY to get a paycheck.

9:23 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Another Report:

Raiders are in negotiation with

Jared Gaither and Dashon Goldson. I know nothing about Goldson other than this means Huffy I probably out but Gaither would be a great signing!!
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I can assure you more will follow...

PantyRaider....Ya Excited Yet!!!!/_

Pack your bags Bitch!!!

9:27 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

"He has NO privilege to try to restate the challenge...That's an act of cowardice to attempt to wiggle out of combat..."

That's rich ... it was your challenge and your words verbatim. NYR stepped up and you wimped out. You can post 100 times and twist it all you want but the FACT is that you said the following:


"Doubt your man enough to "Put Up Or Shut Up" but I will wager that Mr Davis makes a splash in "FA" this season....

Clarification:

At least one big name player if not 2...."

Are you so ignorant that you would put JARVIS FREAKIN MOSS in that category? Big name player to most logical, reasonable football fans is someone who is (a) external plus (b) a proven player and (c) a legit Tier 1 free agent.

To suggest that a clown like Jarvis Moss, who ISN'T even a starter meets the criteria is complete lunacy.

9:28 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"CJ"...

Moss was a former 1st rd pick cut by the "Donkey"s last season and signed by the Raiders late...He played sparely at the end but give good depth at the "DE" rotation...I'm damn glad to have him back but this is NOT a new player that I said would be a "Splash" in "FA"...

However if the reports about Jared Gaither and Dashon Goldson are true than they most certainly will denote a "Splash" in "FA" and just the simple fact that the Raiders are talking says something now doesn't it???...Sense you considered there would be NO likelihood of any involvement in "FA" I suppose that's sad news to you...

But I'm ecstatic!!!...

PantyRaider....Get Ready For "I Told You So"!!!!/_

Start Walkin Boots!!!....

9:33 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

North Carolina Offensive lineman: Alan Pelc

Penn State Offensive Lineman: Lou Eliades

Iowa State Offensive Lineman Ben Iamaak

Auburn Safety: Zac Etheridge

Penn State Linebacker: Ben Gbadyu

Baylor Linebacker: Chris Francis

Illinois Quarterback/Wide Receiver: Eddie McGee

California Pa. Wide Receiver: Derrick Jones

Nebraska-Kearney Defensive End: Mason Brodine

St. Mary's cornerback: Sterling Moore

These 10 UDFA are merely camp fodder and possible 1 or 2 will make the 53 man roster as cheap labor. Please don't insult REAL football fans with this nonsense. The FACT that none of these 10 were drafted tells a sane man 1 thing: These are 10 shots in the dark projects. Don't get me wrong ... there are always hidden gems but I wouldn't be betting on ANY of these 10 to make the final roster.

9:34 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"CJ"...

Your "complete lunacy" is clouding your vision and your mind...

What now...You want to be "NYLiar"s 2nd or something....

This is really getting too funny...All the nervous Twitters with the Jitters...

PantyRaider...Don't Worry...You Will Get Your Shot Too!!!!/_

9:40 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Here is the official word:

Raiders | Negotiating with free agents
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:49:36 -0700

The Oakland Raiders are in negotiations with free-agents OT Jared Gaither (Ravens) and DB Dashon Goldson

http://www.kffl.com/hotw/NFL?page=0

Now anyone who is depressed of the Raiders making good intelligent moves in "FA" can kiss my freakin ass!!!..

Pack You Bags -n- GO!!!

PantyRaider...Ya! Ya! Yaaaa!!!!/_

9:56 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

49ers | Trying to re-sign Dashon Goldson
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:49:06 -0700

The San Francisco 49ers have some competition for free-agent DB Dashon Goldson (49ers), as the Oakland Raiders are also in negotiations with him.

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/NFL?page=0#ixzz1THMhWJL1

9:58 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Now This Becomes A Mater Of Permanent Record: Can't be deleted because I have the copy and will just keep bringing it back...
-----------------------------------Doubt your man enough to "Put Up Or Shut Up" but I will wager that Mr Davis makes a splash in "FA" this season....

Clarification:

At least one big name player if not 2....

Projected Possibilities:

"QB"s...Vince Young/Carson Palmer
"WR"s...Vincent Jackson/Plaxaco Burris
"OT"....________________________
"OLB"...________________________
"Sup-Draft"...Slash Pryor

8:12 AM
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Blogger nyraider said...

You're on! Loser leaves Raider Take for one year.

Davis must sign more than one top tier FA who was not on the Raiders roster last season (after all, one FA doesn't exactly constitute a "splash") and those FA players must have been quality full-time starters on other teams last year, consistent with the quality of players in your list above. I will even include Pryor, even though he is not a FA.

Are you ready to man up? And will Raider Take agree to help enforce the results (by deleting takes from the loser)?

Now it's time for you to "put up or shut up."

I am prepared to sacrifice myself for the betterment of this community, which is sick and tired of your constant insults, profanity and illogic.

9:07 AM
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Now I re-post that challenge because you just don't get it and your such a damn LIAR why the hell would I believe you...
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I will wager that Mr Davis makes a splash in "FA" this season....

Clarification:

At least one big name player if not 2....

Projected Possibilities:

"QB"s...Vince Young/Carson Palmer
"WR"s...Vincent Jackson/Plaxaco Burris
"OT"....________________________
"OLB"...________________________
"Sup-Draft"...Slash Pryor
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Now try to get your damn freakin shit together...I already posted I'm ON!!!....

9:19 AM
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Blogger nyraider said...

I told you, I'm in! What more do I need to say? Reasonable terms are clearly presented in my post above. Why would you bother re-posting the challenge?

I'm in! I'm in!

If you want, complete your list of FAs. I will approve it as long as it's agreed that Davis must sign two (otherwise, there's no "splash") and the loser leaves this site for one year!
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Blogger PantyRaider said...

"CJ"...

In the real world..For us "Old Timers" anyway...One man makes a challenge...The other accepts it and chooses the weapons...That's already been done...

He has NO privilege to try to restate the challenge...That's an act of cowardice to attempt to wiggle out of combat...

You should already know that...

PantyRaider...Guns In Hand...My "MrD" Is Bringing Me My Ammo...!!!!/_

To be continued....

6:49 PM
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PantyRaider....It's Official!!!!/_

10:12 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Free Agency 2011 – Getting Gaither

I personally feel as good a left tackle as he was in 2010, he has it in him to be an All-Pro right tackle.

Never forget

Because the Ravens were planning on switching Michael Oher to the left side before even knowing Gaither would miss 2010 with an injury, some people don’t recognize how good the former supplemental draft pick has been. Stats don’t always tell the story, but Gaither had given up six sacks, five hits and 28 hurries in 32 games (including playoffs). Compare that to Pro Bowl tackle Donald Penn, who gave up six sacks, nine hits and 36 hits in just 16 starts of 2010! So, if you think Penn is a franchise LT, what do you think of Gaither?
.
Now there are other things to consider. Gaither has given up an extremely largely number of penalties (averaging 10 per regular season). That’s a concern, but given his performance in keeping Joe Flacco upright, and his run blocking (he ranked in our top three run blocking LTs in 2008 and 2009) it’s clear he’s a franchise left tackle.
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And Prolley Soon To Be A Raider!!!

PantyRaider...More To Follow!!!/_







http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/07/26/free-agency-2011-getting-gaither/

10:53 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

It's About To Happen:

Jared Gaither | Tackle
Team: Baltimore Ravens
Ht / Wt: 6'9' / 340
Age / DOB: (25) / 3/18/1986
College: Maryland

The Raiders have begun negotiations with free agent OT Jared Gaither, according to NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora.

The Raiders would have the tallest bookends in the league if they ended up pairing 6'9" Gaither with 6'9" second-year tackle Jered Veldheer. Coach Hue Jackson is making an effort to change the culture in Oakland. Gaither comes with attitude question marks, though, after a falling out with the Ravens coaching staff. Jul 26, 11:57 PM
Source: NFL.com

And I did have "OT" without a name on my list so no wiggle room there...There are very few "OT"s available as "FA"s so this one is a "Splash" in "FA"...

PantyRaider...Almost A Matter Of Record!!!!/_

The big day comes Friday when a shitload of new "FA"s come available...

11:16 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Zack not yet a free man:

Cardinals | Unlikely to pursue other tight ends
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 23:09:05 -0700

With the Arizona Cardinals adding TE Jeff King, it appears it will take them out of the running for free-agent TEs Zach Miller (Raiders) or soon-to-be-released Todd Heap (Ravens).

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/NFL?page=0#ixzz1THhmc4St

PantyRaider...Now Maybe He Will Sign For Less!!!!/_

11:23 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raiders To Sign QB Jordan La Secla From SJSU...

Small "QB" for camp fodder???

12:25 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

What a tool!

The challenge didn't say "ANY" free agent, and it certainly didn't include players that were on the Raiders roster last season.

You started the FA list, and I even included Pryor.

In typical cowardly PR fashion, you're going to wait to see if we sign the FAs you need to win before you officially (in writing) accept the challenge. Otherwise, if we don't sign the players, you will just say you never accepted.

Either way, you will judge yourself the winner.

Step up and be judged by someone else, i.e., other than that clouded and delusional mind of yours.

You have identified Calico Jack as the voice of reason at RT many times. Allow CJ to judge this contest.

The challenge is still on the table but you have to accept it (which you have yet to do) in an official and timely manner - before news of more FA signings occur today - and agree to allow a third party judge.

All that's happening now is that you are running a muck with some half-assed notion that ANY FA signing was part of this arrangement, after which you will be clamoring for my removal.

Be a man! For once!

Do you accept the challenge and do you agree to leave Raider Take for one year if you lose?

Say it now (make it the first thing you post, not later today or tomorrow) or this contest is a sham.

3:53 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

FUCK OFF...You don't demand a damn thing with me Bitch!!!....

It's all there in Black-n-White...You already accepted as noted and now there is NO escape no matter how many ways you try to squeeze out of it like the Lying Coward that you are...

Your NOT allowed to change a thing...It is what it is...You chose the weapons....Abstinence from this site for one year...Now you will die with that...

Clarification:

At least one big name player if not 2....

Projected Possibilities:

"QB"s...Vince Young/Carson Palmer
"WR"s...Vincent Jackson/Plaxaco Burris
"OT"....________________________
"OLB"...________________________
"Sup-Draft"...Slash Pryor

Those were projected possible big name players but the list will grow and diminish as "FA"s are signed and released...

4:25 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

And by the way you freakin idiot...You signed off on a challenge of "FA"....There was no timeline stipulating the parameters so it's the life of "FA" this season...If your so stupid as to think that Al Davis won't make some sort of "Splash" between yesterday and the end of "FA" 2011 than you deserve all the adversity your about to get....

Dumb Ass!!!

4:28 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Squirm -n- Squirm -n- Squirm but the is just NO way out of this one...NO "Moveable Rubber Wall" to save your damn dumb ass!!!

4:31 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raiders Reported Cap Figure: $103 Mil...

Salary Cap: $120 Mil

Extra Allowance: $3.5 Mil

Borrowable Amount: $3 Mil

Thus:

$126.5 Mil
-$103 Mil
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$23.5 Mil Under the Cap...

This is $$$$$'s to play with and "MrD" will play hard....

Read -n- Weep!!!...Crawl Squirm Cry as you will...There's just NO escape!!!

4:38 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Do you accept the terms? Do you agree to leave Raider Take for one year if you lose.

A simple yes or no will suffice.

If you can't commit to those terms, the challenge is a sham.

I predict, instead, you will chose to unilaterally make rules and judgements and run a muck like you usually do here.

It's very simple: Yes or No!??

4:48 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

You Freakin IDIOT!!!!...

What part of this don't you understand????
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Doubt your man enough to "Put Up Or Shut Up" but I will wager that Mr Davis makes a splash in "FA" this season....

Clarification:

At least one big name player if not 2....

Projected Possibilities:

"QB"s...Vince Young/Carson Palmer
"WR"s...Vincent Jackson/Plaxaco Burris
"OT"....________________________
"OLB"...________________________
"Sup-Draft"...Slash Pryor

8:12 AM
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Blogger nyraider said...

You're on! Loser leaves Raider Take for one year.

Davis must sign more than one top tier FA who was not on the Raiders roster last season (after all, one FA doesn't exactly constitute a "splash") and those FA players must have been quality full-time starters on other teams last year, consistent with the quality of players in your list above. I will even include Pryor, even though he is not a FA.

Are you ready to man up? And will Raider Take agree to help enforce the results (by deleting takes from the loser)?

Now it's time for you to "put up or shut up."

I am prepared to sacrifice myself for the betterment of this community, which is sick and tired of your constant insults, profanity and illogic.

9:07 AM
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Now I re-post that challenge because you just don't get it and your such a damn LIAR why the hell would I believe you...
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I will wager that Mr Davis makes a splash in "FA" this season....

Clarification:

At least one big name player if not 2....

Projected Possibilities:

"QB"s...Vince Young/Carson Palmer
"WR"s...Vincent Jackson/Plaxaco Burris
"OT"....________________________
"OLB"...________________________
"Sup-Draft"...Slash Pryor
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Now try to get your damn freakin shit together...I already posted I'm ON!!!....

9:19 AM
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Blogger nyraider said...

I told you, I'm in! What more do I need to say? Reasonable terms are clearly presented in my post above. Why would you bother re-posting the challenge?

I'm in! I'm in!

If you want, complete your list of FAs. I will approve it as long as it's agreed that Davis must sign two (otherwise, there's no "splash") and the loser leaves this site for one year!
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Blogger PantyRaider said...

"CJ"...

In the real world..For us "Old Timers" anyway...One man makes a challenge...The other accepts it and chooses the weapons...That's already been done...

He has NO privilege to try to restate the challenge...That's an act of cowardice to attempt to wiggle out of combat...

You should already know that...

PantyRaider...Guns In Hand...My "MrD" Is Bringing Me My Ammo...!!!!/_

To be continued....

6:49 PM
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PantyRaider....It's Official!!!!/_

10:12 PM

4:56 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raiders | Jon Condo returns
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 07:01:44 -0700

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms to re-sign free-agent LS Jon Condo. Terms of the deal were not available.

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz1TJhpzmW4

PantyRaider...More Home Boys To Follow!!!!/_

And NO this is NOT a new "FA" signing so don't get your tits in a knot!!!

7:39 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Jerry MacDonald is at Raiders training camp and had this to say...

Wimbley told him that he has talked to Davis and that they are going to work on a long term deal to reduce the $11.3M he is owed for the franchise tag.

PantyRaider....More $$$$ To Follow!!!!/_

2:36 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raiders | Taiwan Jones signed

The Oakland Raiders have signed fourth-round draft choice RB Taiwan Jones. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

This:

B.A. Is posting on twitter

That we are talking to Young, Bulger and T.Edwards

Ha! Ha!...Your about to be blown out of the water...Start packing those bags and get the hell OUT!!!!...

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question for RaiderTake. Is it possible to ignore posters on here? I love coming to this site and reading your takes and the responses from others,but I find myself more and more just spending most of my time on here scrolling right past the worthless drivel from PantyRaider. It makes coming to the board more of a chore than then the fun activity that it is supposed to be. Alot of message boards have an "ignore" feature where you don't have to read or scroll past stuff from certain contributors. Is this blog equipped with anything like that?



Sarasota Raider

2:59 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Hay!!!...Stupid "Shadow Poster"...

Put you mouse on the name and right click to collapses...Now how freakin hard was that???

NO!!!...I love to cry...RT...RT...RT please help me....Please shut him up....He's posting too many positive things about his Raiders!!!....

So freakin stupid...

"RT"....Please don't whip me into submission with that little red button....No!!!...No!!!...Get your finger off that.....DELETE!!!

Ouch!!!....OOOO!!!....Ouch!!!...That Really Hurts!!!

3:19 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Sarasota Raider -

That's why I put all my eggs in one basket. Win or lose, I am treating myself to a break from this guy.

Best,
NYRaider.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Sarasota, I know of no way for users to select not to view posts from other specified users, at least on the Blogger platform used by Raider Take.

I'm hoping that everyone can take a deep breath and work this stuff out. If one of us is feeling baited by another, then let's just not take the bait.

I hate to have parallel conversations going on here instead of one big community dialogue, but it's always an option for anyone who only wants to engage certain users.

4:47 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

2011 NFL Free Agency: Oakland Raiders Interested in Antonio Cromartie



So "RT" How does that work...Because I'm damn tired of this "Shadow Posting" AnnoAsses and NYLiar....

5:30 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

No worries. Your problem with me will solve itself. Be patient. One of us is leaving this forum.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

My view on blogs and forums ... get what you want out of it and use your free will to determine what to read and how engaged you want to be.

9:08 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Well "CJ" that's real nice...So when did you or anyone else voice an opinion when our wives were being trash talked because of race or misconceived age...Actually outright lied about...

When did your opinion come out when some worthless coward who never had the nerve to serve was talking derogatory Crap about those who did lay their lives on the line and pay a price for it...

When did your opinion get posted when a man's learning disorders became targets of animosity on this board...

Seems to me as I remember it you we're even very demanding about the lies that were posted here regarding your favorite "Mediot" "J-Mac" when he was trashed with lies that you know damn well were lies....

And what of all the "HateTrippin" towards Mr Davis and anything "Silver-n-Black"...There has been more of that on this board than on a damn "Donkey" or "MuleHead" site...

Now the list goes on and on and the documentation is here and YES....I have become provoked by it and YES...With damn good reason!!!....

PantyRaider...Gutless Spineless Bastards Want To Talk Shit But Never A One Is Willing To Stand Up!!!!/_

I remember when....Well that was several seasons ago now so why even go there...It's obviously the distant past....

2:10 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Did it ever cross your mind that you get out exactly what you put in (thus, what you ask for)?

Perhaps when you start treating people with respect you will have earned it for yourself.

You're like a little kid. You have made it your mission to constantly call people out for their opinions, and use insults and profanity as tools for your diatribe.

I’ve tried (years) to ignore it and even post around it, but you have gone so far out of your way to control this board to a point where nobody’s opinion is valid unless you share the same opinion.

I don’t post on other sites as you claim to. I found this site several years ago and gravitated to it because I found that I shared many of the same views as Raider Take and several of the folks who comment here. Of course, not everyone shared all the same viewpoints but that's what made the site interesting.

As I know you don't share many of RT's viewpoints regarding the Raiders, your connection to this site appears to be your need for confrontation, just as you feel the need to post on Broncos and Chiefs blogs, etc.

I do recall a sense of community and deep respect for others when I began posting here. I believe as the Raiders failures grew, many fans became more and more disenchanted with how things were run in Oakland. As this sentiment grew, so did your attack on this board.

Now, you seem to gravitate to it to feed your desire for confrontation. For me, and many others I’m sure, you have taken the fun out of posting here.

Fortunately (for both of us and this community), this will all be over shortly. I fully intend to honor my end of this arrangement, and I hope you do too.

By the way, there is a timetable for this contest (there has to be). It makes sense that this contest will end with the establishment of a 53-man roster and/or the start of the season.

Good luck!

6:00 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raiders Free Agent Targets

The Raiders are reportedly interested in CB Antonio Cromartie.

The Raiders are negotiating with FS Dashon Goldson

The Raiders are negotiating with Jared Gaither


Raiders Re-Signings

LS Jon Condo

DE Jarvis Moss

Friday is when things should really go off...

#1...The deals can be made and finalized...

#2...Players can be cut and a shit load of new "FA"s will be available...

PantyRaider...This Should Be Allot Of Fun!!!/_

6:58 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

NO...NOT acceptable...

This challenge was regarding "FA" and that period ends sometime around November if I remember correctly...You aren't allowed to change or stipulate a single word of the Challenge...That was from me and I as the author am the only one who can interpret it correctly...

Yours was to choose the "Weapons"...You chose leaving for one year and now that's that...

And as far as "Reap What You Sow" I never made any personal attacks outside of sports/football at you...I never spoke of your mother or your spouse/children or any ethnic projections nor did I ever attack any personal handicaps/physical or mental limitations outside the realm of sports stupidity...

Nor did I ever attack you for failure to serve your homeland...

That was YOU!!!!...And your Baudreau whom you decided to hold hands with...

I attacked you as regards your sports/football stupidity and your perpetual "HateTrip" for Mr Davis and everything "Silver-n-Black" and your fascination with CRYING!!!!...

You couldn't stand in the face of that barrage and resorted to making several personal attacks at me which has in turn resulted in me attacking you as the "Coward" you have projected yourself to be and the "LIAR" that you have proven yourself to be...

The only attacks upon you regarding family are this...

Yo Mama Should Have Had An Abortion" which would have saved me the displeasure of ever talking to your damn dumb ignorant ass...

PERIOD!!!!

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When did your opinion come out ..." (huh?)

PR,
As usual, you completely missed the point that I was trying to make. Let me repeat it:

My view on blogs and forums ... get what you want out of it and use your free will to determine what to read and how engaged you want to be.

Here is a very simple example;

If NYR writes "the sky is purple", I have 3 choices;

(1) skim over it
(2) read it
(3) offer an opinion (ie. "Sorry, NYR, I disagree. The sky is blue")

Whether I offer an opinion on any specific comment or subject matter is completely up to me.

FREE WILL IS A BEAUTIFUL THING

CJ

7:21 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

And another thing or two:

Every time I posted anything positive or any stats during a game you took it upon yourself to try and rip me for it...Trying to demand that what I post was not allowed...It was your attempts to restrict comments from others that has cause this meltdown...NOT only with me but also with Gary and others who you have made constant disrespectful slanderous attacks at...And at Mr Davis for what...His age...His appearance...

You are one sick -n- disgusting SOB!!!

7:22 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"CJ"...

"FREE WILL IS A BEAUTIFUL THING"

NOT when it's used to attack a man's family/ethnic/Physical or Emotional Health especially when related to military service -n- so forth...

That was completely outside the realm of sports and outside the realm of acceptable conduct anywhere...

Now I'm quite sure if when you posted that nice picture of your wife here that it would have provoke you to have some ass attack her the way these two bastards have tried to attack my wife and the wife of "BR" for ethnic reasons....NO DOUBT!!!!


PantyRaider...I Agree...Under Normal Circumstances Ignore It As Stupidity...This Was Way Beyond The Ream Of Normal!!!!/_

7:29 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

PR - You're a helpless crybaby. Stop looking for sympathy.

First, the whole idea of the contest was for one of us to leave the site by the start of the season, was it not? All the relevant FAs will have been signed by then, so milking your presence here beyond Game 1 is unacceptable.

Second, the only reason you have not attacked my family or person (outside of your constant insults and profanity aimed directly at me) is because I don't make that information available to you.

And the only time I attacked you in this regard was when you wouldn't lay off the bizarre mystery quote I posted regarding Davis. You have now re-posted that entire exchange about four times since last year.

So don't pretend for a second your intent is not to harm. That most certainly IS your intent.

I am a fool to have thought we could battle this out in an honorable way, since we obviously cannot resolve our differences.

8:51 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"First, the whole idea of the contest was for one of us to leave the site by the start of the season, was it not?"

NO...It Was NOT!!!...It was a challenge that I said your not man enough to handle and you chose to make it a one year deal...I didn't specify anything as the wager...Just that I would wager...

So you have spoken so let it be done!!!..

This:

"I am a fool to have thought we could battle this out in an honorable way, since we obviously cannot resolve our differences."

There was and is absolutely NOTHING "Honorable" in what you and your Beaudreau have done...NOTHING!!!...You don't even have the slightest conception of what "Honor" is or you wouldn't strike out at Mr Davis the way you do or involve "J-Mac" in your LIES to do so...And you did do so!!!...

9:45 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

And this is a bald face LIE too...You don't know me at all:

"the only reason you have not attacked my family or person (outside of your constant insults and profanity aimed directly at me) is because I don't make that information available to you."

We in the past as a family known as the "Raider Family" enter in an open exchange of our lives past and present....As a mere means to know others better and as friends....I assure you that won't be happening on this board again after the way you and your Beaudreau have used that info for the sole purpose of attempting to harm...Insult...

And "Bigotry" within the "Raider Nation" is completely intolerable...We don't behave that way....

9:49 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

And as prof...

Both "RT" -n- "CJ" have had at times very heated discourses with me and Gary and others but NEVER...NEVER have they or me EVER resorted to making off color references towards family...Nor for that matter towards one's military service..Nor for that matter towards any physical disabilities or emotional distress one may have suffered....

NEVER!!!!...And they won't because they and I have "Honor"...Self Respect that doesn't allow such conduct towards others especially not a Raider Brotherhood which you have proven beyond a doubt to be NOT!!!!

9:54 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

You keep throwing down the gauntlet in your own version of kangaroo court. As I stated above, that's why you come here. There's no greater purpose for you.

Not surprisingly, you have stacked the contest in your favor. The idea that I am to leave at the signing of two top tier FAs (which could happen today or tomorrow), versus your staying on board through November, or whenever FA period ends (should you lose) seems fair to you?

You continue to make the rules. Maybe somebody else could chime in and establish something reasonable.

9:56 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

CBS Boston is reporting that the Raiders and Jared Gaither are close to an agreement that would bring him to Oakland.

beat writer Steve Corkran is reporting that the organization is working on a long-term deal for franchise player Kamerion Wimbley and if a new contract can be reached, it could free up $11 million for the Raiders to use toward free agency.

PantyRaider....Just The Beginning!!!/_

9:59 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

I Made that challenge...I didn't ask for input 1st and never sought a 3rd party evaluator...NOR DID YOU!!!...

I never specified the end results...YOU DID!!!...

I never specified a time line except it was "FA"s -n- possible "Sup-Draft" pick and of course this season...

YOU attempted to establish a time line so I posted it would be the length of "FA"....That's my prerogative!!!...

Now you continue to squirm and seek relief...NO!!!...I don't feel sorry in the least...

10:05 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Contract info

Raiders sign third-round CB DeMarcus Van Dyke to $2.63 million deal. He got just over $590,000 to sign.
Raiders also signed fourth-round CB Chimdi Chekwa to a $2.48 million deal, per a league source.

Almost All Done But No Word On "Wiz-Jr"...

PantyRaider....Hue Hinted That Players Will Work Hard....Hope That Means The 1st Team Stays In Longer!!!!/_

10:34 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

This just in:

The Oakland Raiders
Raiders have signed 2nd round draft pick Stefen Wisniewski, 3rd round pick DeMarcus Van Dyke, 4th round pick Chimdi Chekwa, 5th round pick Denarius Moore, 6th round pick Richard Gordon, and 7th pick David Ausberry.

PantyRaider...I Spoke Too Soon!!!/_

10:40 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Bengals sign Thomas Howard. Howard showed he's a class act last year, maintaining his professionalism while playing in a limited role.

3:50 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Titans | Vince Young released

The Tennessee Titans have released QB Vince Young.

OK...Please "MrD" Bring him in for me..."JC" just doesn't excite me in the least...

PantyRaider...The "FA" Market Has Grown!!!!/_

4:38 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Barksdale signed

“Just signed my contract with the raiders. Excited about the future. Now im headed to camp. #justwinbaby”


"Fish" are in a feeding frenzy...

Dolphins | Interested in Vince Young

The Miami Dolphins are interested in signing free-agent QB Vince Young (Titans) if they aren't able to make a trade with the Denver Broncos for QB Kyle Orton.

Lets hope Denver finishes that trade…The “Fish” have already begun reworking his contract in preparation for the trade…

PantyRaider...Please "MrD" Step In!!!/_

5:11 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Joseph no longer available

SI_PeterKing Peter King
RT @AdamSchefter: Texans reach agreement with former Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph on a five-year deal. Nnamdi to Jets looking more likely.

Or maybe he stays home...The Jets were only offering around $12 Mil or less and trying to clear more room....

"SF" was also reported as trying but evidently can't find the $$$$$...

PantyRaider...Damn I Hope We Can Keep Nam Somehow!!!/_

5:22 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Texans | Unlikely to land Nnamdi Asomugha

The Houston Texans are now unlikely to land free-agent C Nnamdi Asomugha (Raiders) after they signed CB Johnathan Joseph to a five-year deal worth $48.7 million.


Ravens | Todd Heap released

The Baltimore Ravens have officially released TE Todd Heap. The team has expressed an interest in possibly re-signing him.

Would like to have him and Zack together...

PantyRaider....Higher Potential For Nam's Return!!!!/_

7:13 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

I'm not particularly sold on Vince Young, but I will say that if the Raiders don't do anything about the weak depth chart at QB, it's going to bite us in the ass in 2011.

Mark my words. I can see it from a mile away. Can the Raiders?

10:38 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

No Fear "RT"...Fear Not..The Raiders be Aware...

Especially after the reports that "JC" looks less than effective his 1st day in camp...Ouch!!!....That was about what I expected to hear...

NFL | Vince Young needs to clear waivers

Before any teams can contact released QB Vince Young (Titans), he needs to make his way through the league's waiver process. That should happen around 4 p.m. ET Friday, July 29.


Meanwhile across the Bay...

49ers | Frank Gore holdout begins

The holdout of San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore began Thursday, July 28, when he didn't report to the team for their first day of training camp. Gore is looking for the 49ers to give him a new contract.

49ers | Michael Crabtree being placed on active PUP

Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) will be placed on the team's active physically-unable-to-perform list. If he is not able to pass a physical before the start of the season, he would move to the reserve PUP and miss the first six weeks of the season. This will be the third consecutive season Crabtree has missed the start of training camp with the team.

PantyRaider...Trouble In Bay City And That Starts With A Tree..."CrapTree"!!!!/_

2:32 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

From PFT:

"Vince Young, cut by the Titans and unwanted by any team that has an opening at starter, has agreed to terms with the Eagles...."

3:47 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

WoW!!!...That really sucks...Now our options at "QB" are very very limited...

There have been a few other names that surfaced but none of them are exciting...

Bulger....

T.Edwards...

Now won't this suck if we have all that $$$$ to spend and no high quality "FA"s left to sign...

Missed on "VY"-n-Ocho...

Still talk of an "OT"/"S"/"CB"/"WR"....Malcom Floyd...

If this be the case we had better put that $$$$ to great use and bring back Nam -n- Zack...

PantyRaider...Sad But Not Depressed...Still Much Left To Do!!!!/_

4:11 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Prolley will be Mark Bulger sense he has already worked under Hue Jackson while in Baltimore...

He just seems like another "JC" to me but 34 yrs old...Ave Rate of 84 but has posted in the 90's and above 100...

Way too many Ints and sacks and doesn't have the legs...

PantyRaider...Oh Well...Welcome To Mediocrity At "QB"!!!!/_

4:30 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

This may be very good news:

I caught a quote from Zach saying he was waiting for the Rookies to sign to start 'serious negotiations'

I would think if he was signing elsewhere he wouldn’t be waiting

PantyRaider...Big Day Aproaches!!!/_

Re: "VY"....

According to NFL.com's Albert Breer, he agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles. Of course, there is one thing a little curious about this news. Adam Schefter points that out for us:

"Reports of deal between Eagles and Vince Young are interesting. Young is still on waivers and can not talk to teams till he clears waivers."


I Da No!!!..

5:29 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Further proof that the Pats and Raiders are exact opposites.

Pats are acquiring Haynesworth for a 5th round pick. They acquired Moss from us for a 4th rounder.

We paid them a 1st round pick+ for Seymour (Yeah. I'd rather have Seymour too).

We paid a 1st rounder and a starting LB for Moss. Pats took him off our hands for a 4th round pick (which we wasted on a speedy CB).

Plus, the Pats seem to get the best out of their players, e.g., Moss, while we seem to bring out the worst is some players, e.g., Moss (this list is big).

While we trade away our draft picks, the Pats always seem to be accumulating draft picks.

They have had a franchise QB in place for well over a decade, while we have been searching for a starting QB for about a decade.

I wouldn't say these are two teams going in opposite directions, but clearly there is a more efficient and more successful model right in front of us... although, the Raiders would never admit it.

7:04 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"NE" just swallowed all that huge $$$$ that was paid by "DC" for his fat ass plus the draft pick...Now "DC" is free for that Cap hit so they can survive...

Don't get me wrong...I would have liked to have his fat ass on our "DL" but NOT at that price....

Other news....


NFL | Plaxico Burress reinstated
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 07:09:10 -0700

Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants) has been reinstated as a player in the NFL by commissioner Roger Goodell, according to a source. Burress is allowed to start visiting teams as early as 6:00 p.m. EST Friday, July 29.

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz1TVXoBhEL

I have to question those "VY" reports...How can a deal be made prior to clearing the Wavier...

PantyRaider....Maybe There's Still Hope!!!/_

8:31 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Philly may incur penalties and NOT get "VY" if this is correct:

Eagles technically jumped the gun on Vince Young
Posted by Mike Florio on July 29, 2011, 9:52 AM EDT

Said NFL spokesman Michael Signora, “Until a player appears on the transaction report, then any transaction is not official, including if the move has been discussed publicly, etc. So if a player is still a member of a club’s active roster — as Young is in this case — no other team can talk to him until he appears on that transaction report.”

Still, the Eagles technically should not have contacted Young until he appeared on the daily transaction report issued by the league office. Since Young was cut after 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, he won’t appear on the report until Friday.

PantyRaider....Any Team Interested Should be Able To File Charges....I Think!!!!/_

9:07 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

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9:33 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Young, Hasselbeck, Kolb, Bulger, Tavaris Jackson, McNabb, Edwards...Heck, even Gradkowski. Even Carson Palmer still might be had for the right trade bait.

Some of those ships have sailed, but others haven't.

Here's our depth chart at the most important position: Campbell and a cliff.

No excuses. Get depth now.

9:34 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"RT"...

Do you want to trade with the "MuleHead"s...
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Dolphins | Kyle Orton out of the picture

With the Miami Dolphins signing QB Matt Moore, the team will pass on the opportunity to trade with the Denver Broncos for QB Kyle Orton.
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Mark Bulger has worked under Hue so most likely he comes in but I'm not very impressed with that...Maybe better than Kile but Damn!!!!....

You forgot Matt Lianert..."SeaChickens" wanted him but he signed elsewhere...

Others have been cut but Colt Brennen is as good as any of them...

Report is we are some $20-25 Mil under the Cap now....

PantyRaider....Not Sure What To Make Of It Now!!!!/_

9:52 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"Sup-Draft" will bring Pryor...

#100...

9:52 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Isn't Gradkowski much better than Bulger and Frye? I sure hope there's a method to this current madness at QB. Surely we're going to make something happen. Right?

9:57 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"RT"...

Grad is gone...He has signed already...

9:58 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Isn't Gradkowski much better than BOLLER and Frye? I sure hope there's a method to this current madness at QB. Surely we're going to make something happen. Right?

10:11 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Sorry. I meant to say BOLLER and Frye, not Bulger. I'd take Bulger at this point.

I know Grads is gone. Why didn't we do everything to keep him? What's the master plan here?

10:13 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

List Of "QB"s...

Mark Brunell (QB) cut.
Derek Anderson (QB) cut.

Ha!...

Jets | Want to re-sign Mark Brunell


The New York Jets want to re-sign QB Mark Brunell, who was just released. The team wants to bring him back at a lesser price to continue as the mentor to QB Mark Sanchez.

Damn!!!...Can't just sit on our hands...

PantyRaider...What's Up!!!/_

10:42 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Jets | Kevin O'Connell to be released

The New York Jets are planning to release backup QB Kevin O'Connell.

So What!!!

10:45 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Apparently, Campbell prefers to stand on the cliff by himself (provided he has McFadden and Bush to hold him up). The first sign of competition makes him jump off that cliff. Some guys thrive on competition; others fold at the thought of it.

That observation aside, I think Campbell will improve with his second season, but not without some rough patches that characterized his season last year.

No question, there is no contingency plan... something the Raiders are short of on many levels.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

We've got Jason Campbell, who got benched and dinged up last year, behind a young, unproven offensive line...and behind him is a cliff at the QB position.

The more I think about it, the more I'm certain we need to act very quickly (as in, yesterday) to add depth.

11:28 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

The media (I believe it was Corkran) has been pimpin' Boller as an experienced, starter quality QB, and (he) believed the Raiders might not do anything substantial to bolster the position depth.

While I believe Campbell deserves a shot, I agree with you, RT, that depth at QB should be a critical priority right now. Plus, there should be nothing wrong with bringing in competition to start. Isn't that how the NFL works?

12:19 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Well "RT" as you know I was saying that way last season towards the end and being scolded for it...Nothing has been done yet to change my mind on this topic...

My man is apparently off the board..."VY"...All I have left is a rookie Pryor and the likelihood that Hue wants/likes Mark Bulger...

At some point I will just have to live with it and go on...Not a crier so not prone to collapse before the 1st toss of a coin...

PantyRaider...Maybe Someone Unexpectedly Will Surface!!!!/_

12:20 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

THIS!!!!

Raiders | Nnamdi Asomugha agrees to terms
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 12:40:40 -0700

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms with free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha (Raiders) on a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Now dammit he's one of our own but that is definately a "Splash" in "FA"....

Zack to follow....

PantyRaider....ThankYou "MrD"!!!!/_

12:45 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

As it tuns out this was a freakin hoax...

http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2011/7/29/2302524/oakland-raiders-training-camp-recap-and-pictures-7-28

Scroll down and it's all on record...

12:58 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Boller a starter-caliber QB? Hard to fathom. We lost Gradkowski and have gained nothing, which means that, as of right now, we are weaker at QB than last year. Not a good trend.

1:45 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Agreed. We have taken a step backward at QB until further notice.

I like Gradkowski. I believe he has the desire and the skill set to be a winner. He just can't stay healthy... which makes him a solid backup QB.

I laughed at Denver for taking Tebow with their 1st round pick (#17 I think) but Tebow is a superior athlete and a proven winner.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

February: "Stanford Routt agreed to a three-year, $31.5 million deal to stay in Oakland and will be guaranteed $20 million over the first two years of the deal."

July: "Asomugha signed a five-year deal with the Eagles on Friday, which will pay him $60 million, including $25 million guaranteed."

Geez.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Asomugha is the player that I constantly got in my nephew's ear about a TRUE role model.

Elite CB, outstanding athlete, dedicated professional, outstanding character and work ethic, humble, law obeying solid citizen, philanthropist and on and on.

I wish Nnamdi the very best in his next stage of his career. I would love to see Nnamdi get the opportunity to shine in the playoffs.

6:04 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

So we signed a marginal CB for $10.5M per year, and allowed the best CB in the league to walk for $12M a year? Relatively speaking Routt received the better of the two guarantees.

Nnamdi is a class act and I can't help but root for him to succeed. Good thing he didn't end up with another AFC West team.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

I hope the Raiders get a little pep in their step on the free agency and trading front.

Gradkowski to Boller as the backup QB, and Asomugha to Routt as the #1 CB, are both steps backward.

Of course, we can expect to take some steps forward this year, starting at the head coach position, and hopefully with our new draft picks and continued maturity at WR, etc.

But I'd like to sense a little more urgency and see a little more action. I don't like our QB situation, and our CB situation just took a big hit.

If Zach Miller goes, then I'm really going to wonder what the plan is.

6:54 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Philly Is Making Some Noise...For Sure...

Sad to see Nam go...Routt's contract wasn't guaranteed last I saw...

This is reported but also he is now meeting with the team in Napa and not yet signed that deal...

Raiders | Jared Gaither agrees to terms
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 14:11:08 -0700

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms with free-agent OT Jared Gaither (Ravens). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

So looks like we added a very good "LOT" to our very young "OL"...

Still negotiating with "S"/"CB"/"WR"/"QB"-Mark Bulger...

Wimbley continues to do his deal to lower the Cap hit...

PantyRaider...Better To See After The Smoke Clears!!!/_

6:57 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Eagles | Vince Young signed

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed free-agent QB Vince Young (Titans) to a one-year, $5.5 million deal.

Well that wasn't very expensive now was it...

Still possibility of Pryor from the "Sup-Draft"...

PantyRaider...Not Sure How We Look At "QB" When The Smoke Clears!!!!/_

7:05 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Nam Went To A Contender As He Said He Wanted...Must Have Been A Mutual Deal To Leave...

Philly is making some big noise this season…They want that NFCE and I think they will take it…“VY” for $5.5 Mil…Nam for $12 Mil…That right there was the $17 that Nam would have cost us this season….

PantyRaider...Now With So Many Of My Players I will Have To Hope The Best For Philly...But NOT Be A Fan!!!/_

7:19 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Looks to me like Routt got 20 million guaranteed for a three year contract, and Nnamdi got 25 million guaranteed for a five year contract with the Eagles.

Hard to see how that pencils out for the Raiders.

I certainly don't want to hear "lack of money" as an excuse for inaction. If we lack money, the reason is because we overspent. Cause, effect.

7:22 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"RT"...

We have $$$ and more on the way with Wimbley's signing...Just not sure what that $$$$ is slated for...

Zack -n- Bush for sure but who else...

"CB" Croma from the Jets???

"WR" Malcom Floyd???

"QB" Mark Bulger???

"SF" "S"???

Need that smoke to clear so we can see....

PantyRaider...No Need To Panic...Not Yet!!!/_

7:28 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

"cause and effect" or what I've been saying since February with the signings of Seymour, Wimbley, Routt, and Henderson ... there are consequences for when we over-spend. I can see the justification of locking down Seymour at a generous compensation but the other 3 were clearly over-paid WAY beyond market value. I don't care what cap magic is performed to salvage Miller ... the over-spending for Routt, Wimbley, and Henderson (and SeaBass and Lechler) put us in this cap crunch. Because of the shortened window of FA, we lost Nnamdi.

Here's a simple question to put this in perspective:

Who would you rather see lined up on Sunday? Wimbley or Asougha? We paid Wimbley about 500k less than Asoumugha got with the Eagles.

8:14 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

HenryWoffordCSN Henry Wofford
by RaidersBlog
Raider fans no need to worry. Jared Gaither is still in Napa waiting to play for the Raiders. Deal is in place, he needs medical clearance

"CJ"...

Both sides evidently elected to part ways...We speculated that the Raiders would keep him and were wrong...Al said as much in his past press conference...That #### can be used for 2-or-3 players and now will...

Stop Trippen and don't start crying...

PantyRaider....Conduct Unbecoming A Raider!!!!/_

We got's a new "OT"...Now be happy...

10:05 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

More good news..."AZ" NOT going after Zack...

Cardinals | Have interest in Todd Heap


The Arizona Cardinals have an interest in free-agent TE Todd Heap (Ravens), and discussions have taken place. Heap is also believed to be interested in joining the Cardinals. He played his college ball at nearby Arizona State.
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...free agent offensive tackle Jared Gaither was at the Raiders facility watching practice and being checked out by team doctors.

Coach Hue Jackson said nothing would be finalized with Gaither until the Raiders were assured he was healthy. Gaither missed all last season with a back injury.
----------------------------------PPantyRaider...Now That's One On My List!!!!/_

10:13 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"CJ"...

You of all posters should be proud of the Raiders -n- Mr Davis this go around...They are proceeding slowly/cautiously with "Due Diligence" while targeting specific needs that you have been very vocal about...Such as "OL"...

NO signs of feeding in a Frenzy and acting stupid here...Just painstakingly slow progressive thinking to build our "Bully"...

PantyRaider...I'm Smiling!!!/_

10:21 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Our "HC" Speaks....

"He’s just visiting me right now," Jackson said. "I’ve known him from before. He’s here. We’re checking him out, obviously. We brought him in. We want to make sure that any guy is healthy before we ever decide to sign anybody."

Gaither was at practice and spent considerable time with a team trainer and team doctor. He also broke free long enough to chat with Jackson and chief executive Amy Trask early on in practice.

I think this is the plan...Talk to players that Hue -n- company are already familiar with such as Bulger...Perhaps the "S" from "SF" -n- "CB" from the Jets are somehow also known...

One thing is surly funny at this point..Both the Jets and "SF" released players expecting to get Nam...Now they are srewed...What do they do now...Try to resign them after pissing them off and letting others get interested...

See that's what happens when your too damn hasty...

PantyRaider...Just Laughin baby!!!/_

10:32 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"WR" Malcom Floyd Too....

10:32 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

More From Hue And Wimbley Who Played Several Times Against Him...

"What we’ll do is we’ll make that decision after we find out if we are going to sign him, first," Jackson said. "Then, two, we’ll put the best five linemen out there and put them wherever we need to put them. Obviously, I’ve been around Jared and know exactly what he is and if he is a part of our team, we’re going to play him wherever we think he will best fit for us."

One thing is for certain: Jackson thinks rather highly of Gaither from the time they spent together with the Ravens.

"He’s a tremendous player," Jackson said. "When he’s healthy, he’s one of the better left tackles in the league. He has extremely long arms, very tall, very long. He’s a good football player. Again, there’s a question of health, and we’re going to do everything that we need to do to make sure that we know exactly where he is."

"He is a good player," Wimbley said. "He is a physical player, has great feet and he can help this team out if he comes here. He has ability, and he has the tools to make it touch on his opponents. When you are trying to rush, his long arms definitely create space. He has the ability to reset and things like that. Quick hands, quick feet, strong guy. Those are the things you look for in an offensive tackle."

PantyRaider...He Be That "BigBoy" We Be Needing!!!!/_

1st Splash is good one!!!

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Raided Nate 75 said...

I think our secondary and defense just dropped a notch, unless we sign someone. Stanford Routt is not going to cut it as Nnamdi's replacement.
Its a sad day for me, I really liked his humbled personality, and all that he did for the community. We didn't just lose a "great" player, we lost a captain and leader.

6:12 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

It's one thing to approach FA cautiously, it's another to let your best player walk when his price was reasonable. Looks like the spending spree prior to the lockout has taken its toll.

And while I can't fault the Raiders for wanting to look at Gaither (based on their options at tackle), I can't help but be concerned Gaither is just another Barry Sims, Kwame Harris, Khalif Barnes or Langston Walker. None of these guys came even close to meeting expectations.

Gaither had issues playing in Baltimore. He has only played in 33 games (about two seasons worth), and he lost his starting job to Michael Oher (who I wish we drafted instead of DHB) before having serious back injury that forced him out all of last year.

His measurements are good. Let’s hope his health, attitude and talent match those measurements.

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Raided Nate 75 said...

i'm with you ny. we could have easily snagged nnamdi, but i think al made it clear from the start (like he did with gallery) that he wouldn't likely re-sign him (similar to what he did with woodson).
i have serious reservations that routt and any other current cb on our roster has the ability to replace him.
i'm not concerned about gaither at this point, i'm more concerned about throwing jack at mediocre players and not being able to zach miller on top of losing nnamdi. or signing zach and not being able to sign a vet wr because of wasted monies spent before the lockout.

10:09 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Funny...Zack Gets No Props But BadBoy Plaxaco Is In High Demand...

49ers | Plaxico Burress on radar

The San Francisco 49ers will visit with free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants).
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Jets | Plaxico Burress considering visit

The New York Jets have invited free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants) to meet with the team but Burress has not made a decision yet on whether he will go.


Already Talked To Pitts -n- Giants Too...


Nmamdi Wanted to go and Al Davis didn't stop him just as he said he wouldn't at that press conference...He said he wants to play for a winner and last I saw Philly was a winner who is making allot of recent noise....That's just life in the NFL...Does no good at all to waste away your days crying about what you don't have...

Just like me...I don't have "VY" now...

PantyRaider...Whaaaa!...Whaaa!....Whaaaaaaa!!!/_

1:58 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raiders | Khalif Barnes re-signed

The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free-agent OT Khalif Barnes to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"OT" should now become an area of strength...Be happy after all your tears while crying "Neglect"...

PantyRaider...Now Need To Address The "G"s!!!!/_

2:03 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raiders | Will not sign Jared Gaither

The Oakland Raiders have decided against signing free-agent OT Jared Gaither (Ravens).

Guess I spoke too soon again...Must have still had a problem with his health...So if he can't play why waste that $$$$...Good that we checked him out real well 1st...

PantyRaider...OK!!!...Now I'm Confused!!!/_

2:08 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

NFL | Terrelle Pryor not eligible for supplemental draft

Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor is ineligible for the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft because the NCAA and Ohio State have not formally ruled on his college eligibility.

Don't you believe it...I have prof that "OSU" did in fact rule and sent a letter of prof...This a just a bogas report...

PantyRaider...How Can Things Come Apart So Quickly!!!/_

2:22 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

QB Trent Edwards has agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders. Congrats Trent!

From twitter, retweeted by tafur

Oh!!!...WoW!!!...Now that's really exciting...

For the record this does NOT qualify as a "FA" Splash....

Just a toe in the water making very little waves...

PantyRaider...Now I'm Depressed!!!/_

2:35 PM  
Anonymous raider00 said...

I hate to see Nnamdi leave.

But I think he was gone, no matter what money Al offered.

The 2 key factors were, Nnamdi seeing Charles Woodson go to GB, resurrect his career, and win the SB.

And, the hiring of Chuck Bresnahan as DC.

Once Nnamdi saw the D would remain in stoneages, he was gone.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

At this point, I just want Zach Miller back.

As I've said all along, I would be absolutely shocked if we sign a single tier 1 external FA.

We are going to need a significant impact from a few rookies and our young 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year players.

Stephan Wiz
Joseph Barksdale
Jacoby Ford
Louis Murphy
Jared Veldheer
Marcell Reece
DHB
Chaz Schillens
Michael Bush
Darren McFadden

Rolondo McClain
Lamar Houston
Trevor Scott
Matt Shaughnessey
Jeremy Ware
Travis Goethel
Mike Mitchell

5:09 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

I like the Trent Edwards signing. I don't see many QB options out there for the Raiders, so Edwards is probably a good choice. Edwards has starter experience and he's younger than Boller. Let the best man win a backup role.

I think maybe Al was so wrapped up with re-signing Miller that he let Nnamdi slip away. I give Miller's return a 95% chance. I have not seen any other team linked to Miller, which tells me the Raiders have a tight grip.

However, at $12M a season, Asomugha should have been the top priority all along. Instead, we franchised Wimbley for $11.5M (he made like $800k last season) .

6:52 PM  
Anonymous JONES said...

The O'line is being rebuilt, Wr's still have NO ONE, maybe Ford. QB is Al's favorite retread route. Still looking for that Lamonica or Plunkett. DB's are a mess, DC is a joke.

Once again the org looks completely rudderless, fly by the seat of the pants, a no direction mess. The team is still in it's 15 yr rebuilding plan, don't expect much until year 15. Art part 3....write it down.

JONES

8:12 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Another UDFA

RAIDERS OAKLAND RAIDERS
The Raiders have signed undrafted rookie free agent DT Derrick Hill out of Cal, he’s wearing #98

RAIDERS OAKLAND RAIDERS
The Raiders have re-signed LB Sam Williams, DT Desmond Bryant and LB Bruce Davis have reported to camp.

OAKLAND RAIDERS
RAIDERS OAKLAND RAIDERS
The Raiders have signed free agent QB Trent Edwards, FB Marcel Reece has reported to camp, re-signed T Khalif Barnes…

VittorioTafur Vittorio Tafur
QB Edwards said he chose #Raiders over other offers because of “coach Jackson’s energy”


Well at least that's something...

But any bets how much longer Sam Williams wears the "Silver-n-Black"..."ST"s player that just won't go away...

VittorioTafur Vittorio Tafur
#Raiders Hue Jackson laughed when asked about UFA Zach Miller – “We’re working” on it

Zack is coming back..Has to because Damn!!!...We be hurting without him...

We need to make a few moves..I just don't know at this point what/where those moves will be...The possibility of them being big name players is steadily dwindling as they come off the board...I don't know what trade options may be out there and not sure what we have to offer...Not sure about the strategy either...Guess we're waiting for the "FA" Frenzy to end before making any "Cheap" moves...

PantyRaider...All I Can Do At This Point Is Sit Back -n- Wait!!!/_

8:41 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Trent Edwards...

TD-INT..........26-30
Passing yards...6,019
QB Rating.......75.4

Great Athlete @ 6'4" 230#s and plagued by concussions..

But prolley better than Kile...

Watching some footage gave me a little better feeling though he had NO protection and very happy feet...

Maybe this is a little better than I 1st thought...He was a starter turned "Scap Heap" but maybe there is a rebound lurking around the corner...But I suspect we still go after Mark Bulger which will make me a little more comfortable...

The area's of need as I see it...

#1...."OLB"
#2...."RG"
#3...."CB"/"S" Vet while our young players develop...
#4....Vet "QB" that instills greater hope...

PantyRaider...No Time For Tears...If That's All The "Board of Depression" Has Left In It!!!/_

Looks like you people are defeated before the 1st preseason game...What else is to be expected...

10:23 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

The more I look the more I like this signing...

Quarterback Trent Edwards also showed up to watch practice, only hours after signing a contract. He picked the Raiders on the recommendation of former Raiders passing game coordinator Ted Tollner.

Coincidentally, the Raiders coveted Edwards in 2007 out of Stanford. Instead, the Raiders used the No. 1 pick on quarterback JaMarcus Russell. Edwards was drafted by the Buffalo Bills.

“I just remember visiting with coach Knapp (Greg, offensive coordinator) when he was here, and they were interested,” Edwards said. “I felt like I had a good chance coming here and now I didn’t, obviously, and now I’m back and excited to be here.”

So as I suspected we are targeting Vets who the Raiders/Davis/Coaches are very familiar with and doing so slowly not in a Frenzy...

Meanwhile we continue to free up Cap space for something so stay tuned...It ain't over yet...

Well...It may be to some of you very unhappy depressed souls but most certainly not to me...Too damn excited about this season to let this "Board of Depression" take me down...As a mater of fact "RT"s word are beginning to make perfect sense to me...
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it's always an option for anyone who only wants to engage certain users.
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Exactly why I post on another site where positive football related discourse is still welcome and encouraged...Here that has taken a back seat to crying in despair over the least perceived adversity and out right bashing of Mr Davis/HIS Raiders/HIS Coaches and even "J-Mac" who was posted as being liked...Ya!!...Liked as a target of slanderous LIES!!!...

At this point I have to question why I even bother to show up...It's useless wasted energy posting the Pros in response to your adversities....But I have an outstanding challenge yet unsettled so will finish it and prolley just leave...Happily!!!...

In the meantime I think I will refrain from conversations and reading this board...Just post movements as they are made...

PantyRaider...Just Way Too Many Positive Going For Me Babies!!!/_

11:11 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Here's how PFT describes Asomugha in their top 80 FA list:

"1. Nnamdi Asomugha, Raiders CB: A Hall of Fame player still in his prime. Rare. (UPDATE: Signed with Eagles.)"

I understand the Raiders not franchising him (again), but I can't understand them letting him get away for a $12M annual salary.

Meanwhile, Sam Williams was signed (for much less than Nnamdi). Williams is in his 9th season with the Raiders and, IMO, is a symbol of everything that has gone wrong since the SB against TB.

There is still time to cut him before the season.

Below is the URL for a regularly updated list of PFT's top 80 free agents. The talent pool is thinning out rapidly. Miller and Huff are on the list, and I'd like to see both back in Oakland.

Like him or not, Michael Huff is a talented, cerebral player that has been asked to play the hardest position in the NFL (FS for the Raiders). He stepped up his game last season when he was allowed to play closer to the LOS and sometimes blitz. Of course, Bresnahan will probably not have the kind of latitude that Marshall claimed.

http://tinyurl.com/3fcgdjn

5:47 AM  
Blogger AgentOrange said...

Raiders | Michael Huff agrees to terms

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms with free-agent SS Michael Huff (Raiders). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Now for Zack-n-Bush!!!

PantyRaider....Cross Him Off That "FA" List!!!/_

8:27 AM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Correct me if I'm wrong but ...

Bush is on our roster when we tendered an offer to him as a restricted FA.

If you go to http://www.raiders.com/team/roster.html

it shows the updated roster excluding the very recent signing of Huff.

As far as bringing Huff back, I'm fine with it. He has a very difficult job as FS and last year he had one of his more consistent season performance-wise.

9:28 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Jets, Raiders in pursuit of CB Cromartie

The Raiders and Jets continue to negotiate with CB Antonio Cromartie, according to a league source.

A third team could be involved as well, but the Jets and Raiders have displayed the most interest.

Cromartie is back on the Jets’ radar after their failed pursuit of ex-Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha, who agreed to sign with the Eagles on Friday.

Cromartie recorded 42 tackles and three interceptions in 15 starts for the Jets last season.



That will definitely be a top tier player if we get him...But this shows the Raiders are indeed players in "FA" this season win lose or draw!!!...

PantyRaider...No Doubt More To Follow!!!/_

11:39 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

According to Nam he was intending to sign with Philly all along so Al Davis was very limited in options here...

Speculation/Question...Nam knew he had a clause that if he failed to make a single Int his contract would void...He failed and how much of that was on him and could it have been intentional...

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-free-agency/09000d5d82120432/Asomugha-A-perfect-fit?module=HP11_content_stream

PantyRaider...Truth Be Told???/_

12:19 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

I wonder if QB Dennis Dixon is worth a look. Unproven and raw, but with some potential upside. Don't see a lot of upside with Boller or Frye, and Edwards is borderline as well. Elusiveness may also be a necessary trait behind our O-line, too.

Glad we kept Huff. He's proven to be capable. Don't think we can underestimate the importance of keeping Zach Miller, our receptions leader.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous JONES said...

"....But I have an outstanding challenge yet unsettled so will finish it and prolley just leave...Happily!!!...

In the meantime I think I will refrain from conversations and reading this board...Just post movements as they are made..."

Well, you are coming around...I think most will be 'happily' when you leave. As for the second part of the comment...like I told you a long time ago, just stick to copy and paste....yup, you are coming around.

JONES

12:52 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

What Is This "BS"

NFL | League year could be pushed back
Sun, 31 Jul 2011 13:10:33 -0700

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten, the team’s player rep, said the league year may be pushed back from Thursday, Aug. 4, to the following Monday or Tuesday. The NFL and NFL Players Association have details that need to be worked out. If the league year is pushed back, the new CBA rules would prevent players who were unsigned before training camp to participate in practice until the new league year begins.

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz1TiWVugBc


Ya mean to tell me that after all this freakin time waiting we are now going to be banished from having our new -n- young players on the field...

PantyRaider...Hang Them Damn Negotiators!!!/_

1:44 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

JONES said...

So how long will Routt be around? His days are numbered, once you speak out against the Emperor, you don't last long. Everyone, well almost everyone, all know it's Al's defense and that won't change until he is gone. The SCHEME (LOL) of press coverage, man to man, beat the guy in front of you is what the Raiders have done since Al took over the team back in the 60's.

Yes the FORMATIONS have changed somewhat depending on who the personel is, but the SCHEME has always been the same. Routt is just another to let the cat out of the bag and history shows that he won't be around much longer. Al will take this as a stab in the back after Al has made him the #1 corner on the roster, should be interesting to watch.

JONES
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PantyRaider said...

Well there's just no accounting for "Sports Stupidity"!!!!...

"RT" reported a player's statement realistically as reported by another source while asking a very simple question...."Mix it up or not??"...

However in response under the influence of the typical "Sports Stupidity" that has been displayed on "this site for a few years" the would be "truth always arises" corkscrewed himself into yet another inescapable corner of stupidity with this:
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The SCHEME (LOL) of press coverage, man to man, beat the guy in front of you is what the Raiders have done since Al took over the team back in the 60's.

Yes the FORMATIONS have changed somewhat depending on who the personel is, but the SCHEME has always been the same.
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"personel"...

What happened??...Your "Spell Checker" get scrambled???...

Here's the correction so you can add it as a new word in that malingered program....

PERSONNEL

Now about SCHEME...He said:

"The SCHEME of press coverage, man to man,"

Obviously he thinks both are the same and than this too???...

"beat the guy in front of you"
(LoL)...What be he talking about??

Back to Football 101 and he might have learned something but with such a learning disorder NOTHING ever sinks in...

#1...What the hell is "the SCHEME of Press Coverage"???...

Definition: "DB" Coverages

Defensive backs normally line up in two types of coverage. The first coverage is press. And in press coverage, the defensive back is usually within two yards of the wide receiver at the line of scrimmage. Most defensive backs will play bump and run coverage in this style.

The other formation for defensive backs is with cushion. When a defensive back gives a wide receiver cushion, he is usually five, ten and sometimes maybe even 15 yards back off the wide receiver.

#2...What is "M-to-M" Coverage...

Answer:__________________________

#3...Can "M-to-M" be incorporated with "Cushion Coverage"???...

Answer:__________________________

#4...Can "M-to-M" be accomplished without playing "B-n-R"...

Answer:__________________________

2:01 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

#5...What type of coverages did the Raiders "DB"s typically run last season???...

Answer:

Predominately "M-to-M" without "B-n-R" with both "Press" -n- "Cushion" Coverages...

Some "M-to-M"-"B-n-R" like was dominate in the old days...

Some "Zone" Mixed in predominately near their own goal line which frequently failed...

Now I know that was way over the wave lengths of his very limited brain waves...If any exist at all...But look at this stupid shit:

"Yes the FORMATIONS have changed"

What "Formations" dummy???...

"but the SCHEME has always been the same."

Do you ever even engage that noodle before you post...NO I thought NOT!!!...

"Formations" are changing but "Scheme" never does???...

WoW!!!...Now enlighten us on how your noodle came up with that one Mr TRUTH!!!...

And please explain this little jewel that dropped out of your ass...

"beat the guy in front of you"

Ha!!..."LoL"!!!...Did you intend them to beat the guy behind them???...Or across the field from them???...Or maybe the guy on the BENCH!!!...

PantyRaider...Stupidity Is SOOOoooo Dense!!!/_

6:20 Am

PantyRaider said...

"beat the guy in front of you"....since Al took over the team back in the 60's.

Traditional "D"...Baltimore Ravens...

"Sooner or later, you can't trick everybody," Lewis said. "Line up and beat the man in front of you. That's it. There ain't nothing to be concerned about.

"Bottom line, sooner or later, you have to line up and beat the man in front of you. If you're doing that, you've got nothing to hold your head down about."

Tedy Bruschi: NE Patiots...

You have to beat the man in front of you, but that was not happening along the entire front seven.

Eagles "D"...

Beat the man in front of you......or we'll find someone who can!"


OK!! Ass Hole now trace this crap back to Mr Davis...You can't...It's just a wide spread philosophy applied to a variety of sports from boxing to wrestling to football and applied equally when talking "O" or "D"...Front 7 or "OL"...In the run game or pass "D"...But your stupid enough to post your LIAR CRAP trying to link this to when Mr Davis joined the Raiders and now can't prove a word of it...Dug yourself into another deep abyss without escape and NO I won't set you free...

YOU HAVE NO TRUTH!!!!....

PantyRaider...Convicted -n- Hung From The Yards For Being The LIAR That You Are!!!/_

For the record: Quotes from
Lord Vince Lombardi

"You never win a game unless you beat the guy in front of you. The score on the board doesn't mean a thing. That's for the fans. You've got to win the war with the man in front of you. You've got to get your man."

http://olympia.fortunecity.com/white/225/vince.htm

12:10 PM

PantyRaider said...

And by the way...Al Davis -n- Vince Lombardi were contemporary "HC"s back when but Al's roots were in Sid Gillman...

Sid Gillman's Coaching Tree should be examined by some of you putrid Davis haters because as you will see it's threw the lineage of Mr Davis that Sid's philosophy has been exemplified down to this day...Sid is in the "HoF" with very good reason as is Mr Davis...

PantyRaider...Just Supporting BITCH!!!/_

12:28 PM

2:02 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Anyone care to speculate how much Cromartie is worth to the Raiders? This is where the rubber hits the road. This guy better not get anything near $12M from the Raiders, or the entire nation will be bullshit for losing Asomugha.

It would seem so much wiser to teach our current roster of CBs to play zone.

3:05 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Some HUGE insight about Nnamdi:

As per twitter retweeted by Tafur, from Michael Wagaman, “Think #Raiders are crying over Asomugha leaving? Source says he ticked team off by refusing to take a shot and instead sat out two games.”

Wow.

Raiders | Antonio Cromartie on radar
Sun, 31 Jul 2011 21:04:58 -0700

The Oakland Raiders are interested in signing free-agent CB Antonio Cromartie (Jets). The Raiders are interested in adding a veteran corner who can immediately step in as a starter. While interested in Cromartie, the team is not willing to break the bank for him.

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/NFL?page=0#ixzz1TkT7rR3o


Raiders | Jacoby Ford has a broken hand
Sun, 31 Jul 2011 20:57:16 -0700

Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (hand) might miss a couple of weeks with a broken left hand.

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/NFL?page=0#ixzz1TkTRETgd


Suddenly teams are after him?

Report from Chiefsplanet: Chiefs GM Scott Pioli spent most of the afternoon on the phone with the agent for former Arizona State Tight End Zach Miller. Talks focused on a 4-5 year contract. No numbers were revealed.

PantyRaider....Keep Thy Eyes Wide Open...The Smoke Is Starting To Clear!!!!/_

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eight years of sterling service, never bitching in the press, being a SOLID citizen and you try to bring "insight" with this not taking the needle and sitting out two games?!!! No wonder he left for LESS $$$.

-Commitment to Excellence?

12:23 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

What's the rest of the story? Take the needle and mask the pain but risk further injury?

Asomugha won or was nominated for numerous humanitarian awards, won team MVP honors, was voted to 4 straight pro bowls and is arguably the best CB in football (in M2M coverage).

Has it become the Raiders MO to smear a guy as he's walking out the door? When they dump a player it's a business decision, but when a player leaves it becomes personal to the Raiders.

Didn’t Davis get up on a podium several months ago and tell the world he wouldn’t re-sign Asomugha if he could add 2-3 players for the equivalent salary? Turns out, he was only able to sign Wimbley for that amount. So Davis chose Wimbley over Asomugha. Now he’s pissed?

A bizarre turn of events for a team that covets CBs.

My guess is they will now overpay Cromartie.

4:02 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

This just in from PFT:

"Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets have re-signed Cromartie to a four-year, $32 million contract."

The Raiders better concentrate on re-signing Zach Miller. Reports are that KC is trying to sign him.

4:07 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Blogger nyraider said...

You keep throwing down the gauntlet in your own version of kangaroo court. As I stated above, that's why you come here. There's no greater purpose for you.

Not surprisingly, you have stacked the contest in your favor. The idea that I am to leave at the signing of two top tier FAs (which could happen today or tomorrow), versus your staying on board through November, or whenever FA period ends (should you lose) seems fair to you?

You continue to make the rules. Maybe somebody else could chime in and establish something reasonable.

9:56 AM

4:20 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Barring a last-minute, jaw-dropping offer from another team, and a change of heart by Miller, he will be back in the silver and black, and likely in time to practice Thursday, the day veterans who sign new contracts are allowed to practice for the first time.

It’s all part of the master plan laid forth eight months ago or so.

"J-Mac" aid that NOT me...But "Some" Pseudo "GM"s don't think there is any plan...Ha!!!...Bottom line is what the hell would you criers know!!!...

How to cry...Yes...I'll grant you that...

PantyRaider...No Tears Just Cheers!!!/_

5:00 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Whoops!!!...Forgot...That was:

By Steve Corkran

Oh!! Well!!...Can't remember everything at my advance age...

Ha!! Ha!!!...

I forgot more than you'll ever know or have time to learn...

PantyRaider...Who Was I Talkin Too...Oh!!...Nobody That's Who!!!/_

5:04 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Not sure I understand the re-post above. Are you prepared to leave like a man? There are very few top tier FAs left and even fewer would fit into the Raiders plans.

The Raiders have their roster pretty much set and, yes, I would agree that their plan has been in place for months. You emphasizing it only makes your challenge look more foolish.

The Raiders clearly planned months ago to send Gallery packing and allow Nnamdi to walk. They had no intention of re-signing Gradkowski (to protect Campbell's ego) and JLH was no big loss.

They eyed Cromartie for about 30 seconds on the fly, but the Jets had no choice but re-sign him.

Clearly, the Raiders plan to stick with their youth movement. No veteran FA need apply.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

As I understand it from reading the original posts;

NYR would exit RT for a year if the Raiders signed more than 1 "big name, tier 1" external FA who are legit. starters.

If the Raiders sign 1 or 0 "big name" tier 1 external FAs starters, PR would walk.

As an outsider to this challenge, my view is that PR talked tough:

"Doubt your man enough to "Put Up Or Shut Up" but I will wager that Mr Davis makes a splash in "FA" this season...."

NYR met him head on:

"You're on! Loser leaves Raider Take for one year. Davis must sign more than one top tier FA who was not on the Raiders roster last season"

And since that time, PR has weaseled, delayed, and attempted to fillerbuster out of the bet. Sad.

12:06 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

If the Raiders were even partly serious about signing a FA O-lineman they would have ignored Gaither and took a flyer on Charlie Johnson, who the Vikes just wrestled away from the Colts. He can play tackle (was a left tackle for Manning) or guard on both sides of the line.

This guy could have filled whatever hole the Raiders have (or end up with). That's the ultimate insurance policy for a team that has so little direction on their O-line at this point.

2:49 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raiders | Kamerion Wimbley goes long term
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 16:52:17 -0700

The Oakland Raiders have restructured the contract of LB Kamerion Wimbley. He received a five-year, $48 million deal, with $29 million guaranteed. Wimbley previously counted $11.3 million as the team's franchise player.

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz1TpuUGoly

Dolphins | Interested in Terrelle Pryor
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 15:20:46 -0700

The Miami Dolphins will consider taking Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor if he is ruled eligible for the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft. The team has done an extensive amount of research on Pryor.

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz1TpvC7BZT

Raiders | Will meet with Lofa Tatupu
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 11:04:19 -0700

The Oakland Raiders are scheduled to meet with free-agent LB Lofa Tatupu (Seahwks) Monday, Aug. 1.

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/NFL?page=2#ixzz1TpxZeRyy


Lofa Tatupu visiting Raiders:

<Adam Schefter is reporting via twitter, that former Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu is visiting the Oakland Raiders today.

Seahawks | Zach Miller to visit
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 12:46:21 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to meet with free-agent TE Zach Miller (Raiders) Monday, Aug. 1.

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/NFL?page=1#ixzz1TpwsyjSw

PantyRaider....Some Good Some Not...That's Just Life!!!/_

8:19 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Blogger PantyRaider said...

Doubt your man enough to "Put Up Or Shut Up" but I will wager that Mr Davis makes a splash in "FA" this season....

Clarification:

At least one big name player if not 2....

Projected Possibilities:

"QB"s...Vince Young/Carson Palmer
"WR"s...Vincent Jackson/Plaxaco Burris
"OT"....________________________
"OLB"...________________________
"Sup-Draft"...Slash Pryor

8:12 AM

8:22 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Blogger nyraider said...

I told you, I'm in! What more do I need to say? Reasonable terms are clearly presented in my post above. Why would you bother re-posting the challenge?

I'm in! I'm in!

If you want, complete your list of FAs. I will approve it as long as it's agreed that Davis must sign two (otherwise, there's no "splash") and the loser leaves this site for one year!

Concentrate! This is your opportunity to run a muck of this site for a full year without my interference. Step up to the plate and take a swing.

9:58 AM

8:27 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Blogger Calico Jack said...

And since that time, PR has weaseled, delayed, and attempted to fillerbuster out of the bet. Sad.

True...It's very damn sad that your NOT in this thing but trying to quicken the pace...SO...Sense your so damn interested care to join that party...Care to become part of that challenge too...

PantyRaider...You Freakin On!!!/_

8:30 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"CJ"...

Doubt your man enough to "Put Up Or Shut Up" but I will wager that Mr Davis makes a splash in "FA" this season....

Clarification:

At least one big name player if not 2....

Projected Possibilities:

"QB"s...Vince Young/Carson Palmer
"WR"s...Vincent Jackson/Plaxaco Burris
"OT"....________________________
"OLB"...________________________
"Sup-Draft"...Slash Pryor

PantyRaider...Now Put Up Or Shut The Fuck Up!!!/_

8:31 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Prolley NOT as he waits to see if the Raiders sign that "LB" visiting today!!!...Than when it looks like everything is cold he will jump in with his mouth "Wagging That Dog" again...

Ya!!...That's really ?Manning Up"....Right!!!..

PantyRaider...Just Laughing At Cha Babies!!!/_

PS...I'm the only one who won't be worried about leaving this damn board for a freakin year...I'm not the least bit happy with all your damn lousy crying ass bitchin anyway...Get it!!!...You people are totally hilarious!!!...

8:37 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

But Your NOT Getting Off That Hook!!

8:39 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

My official projection is 11-n-5..

“I haven’t made any formal predictions yet for the 2011 season, largely because my editor hasn’t forced me to, but I’m going to throw one out there before the preseason games begin: The Raiders will win their division and, for the first time since Gruden’s team lost to the Ravens at home in January 2001, they’re going back to the AFC championship game, too.

You heard me"

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;ylt=AtzvHqqVItm9WPy6qLlCWBDubYF?slug=ms-silver_hue_jackson_right_as_raiders_coach080111

8:45 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Raiders | Rolando McClain is starter at MLB
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 21:05:57 -0700

Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Monday, Aug. 1, that LB Rolando McClain is the team's starting middle linebacker, hinting that free-agent LB Lofa Tatupu (Seahawks) would have to change positions if he signed with the team.

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/NFL?page=0#ixzz1TqKkdUST

Already signed a "QB" who "Was" a starter in the NFL...As I clarified NOT a "Splash" in itself...But now if we add Tatupu than that does make "2"....

But alas have No fear...There will be others on that list!!!...

PantyRaider....Completing My List Of "FA"s Signed!!!/_

9:46 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

As for Seattle middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu, he’s reportedly on his way to Washington, D.C. to visit the Redskins after talking with the Raiders.

Jackson made it clear McClain is the Raiders’ middle linebacker and hinted Tatupu would have to move if he came here. Given that Tatupu has been an every down linebacker who wouldn’t take a pay cut from $4 million, it’s hard to imagine him coming here to be a player who leaves during nickel and dime defenses and a moderate salary.

PantyRaider...So We Shall See!!!/_

10:02 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

“The new contract has to be earned, so I definitely look forward to the opportunity to go out and playing and earning every bit of the contract,” Wimbley said

In the process, the Raiders were able to lessen the cap liability for 2011, which gives them more room to sign players such as tight end Zach Miller and other free agents.

Now lookie here...Go argue with the "HC" if you don't like's it...

“Kamerion Wimbley, new Raider, free agency,” Jackson said. “It’s one of our signings. Write that down everybody. No, that’s what it is. … Again, it’s just our organization continuing to lock up a good young talent. Kamerion Wimbley, what a terrific few days of practice he was having and then, all of a sudden, we got the deal done. Now, all of a sudden, he’s a free agent. But he’s here. He’s ours.”

So according to "Hue that now constitutes "One New FA LB"...His is a "NEW" contract NOT a re-sign because that attempt was already voided by the NFL...

Now I may let this slide just a little BUT...He is #2...

PantyRaider...Just Laughin At Cha Babies!!!/_

10:10 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

PR - I'm in. I will stop visiting this site for 1 complete year if the Raiders sign 2 big name free agents who are legit starters.

10:12 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"J-Mac" Writes:

– How’s this for an economic boon?

The Raiders invoked a $3.5 million buyback to $635,000 in salary to retain Wimbley in February, meaning he was set to make $4.135 million.

Except an obscure "30 percent rule" for players in the final year of their contracts voided the deal. Wimbley made $2.1 million, meaning his salary would have almost doubled.

To avoid losing him, the Raiders made him an exclusive franchise free agent _ for a one-year salary of $11.3 million. That’s right _ it’s illegal to raise his salary to $4.135 million but perfectly legal to make it $11.3, because the latter was a new contract.

And now Wimbley is making a reported $29 million guaranteed.

Sometimes, life is kind.

PantyRaider...Get That??..."New Contract" Which Constitutes A "New Signing"!!!!/_

10:16 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

"CJ"...

Fare enough...Your officially in...

The "QB" may or may not become a starter this season...Anything is possible so time will tell...

Wimbley was with the team last year so I'm NOT making an issue there...But just posting that I could...

The list is being assembled and actions will be taken accordingly...

PantyRaider...Just Having Fun Baby!!/_

10:20 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

ClaytonESPN John Clayton by VittorioTafur
WIsh I had more info on Zach Miller, but Miller had dinner with Seattle officials. The Raiders will have to show him the money.

Well now look on the bright side...If we should lose Zack we will prolley be forced to go after Keven Boss or Bo Scaife instead which would be a qualifying "FA" "Starter"...

NO!...Please!!!...But if it should happen I will surely take it...

Either way I will NOT be reading 2 pitiful "Criers" and perhaps many more this season and into the next...Just remembering how much happier I was when I Self Deleted and left for more than a season before returning a year ago March just to see my name was still being tarnished by the type of "Scum" that frequents here...Even after more than as season away the 1st thing to greet me was this fuckin shit without a single word of disgust from any one of you posters as you no doubt condone such rude and insidious racist conduct towards poster's families...Only this was posted from "RT":

Blogger Raider Take said...

Thanks Gary.

P.S. I'd like to remind everyone that personalized attacks and accusations that are clearly outside the scope of football debate are counter to the spirit of the site. Help me out, please.

5:02 PM
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Anonymous JONES said...

Well, I will never know for sure if you wife is black. Post a picture of her, so we know you aren't lying... Pantyraider used to write that he had a 15 yr old asian as his wife, was I supposed to believe that too?

If you do post a pic it better not be a picture off an Aunt Jemima box either...cause I have eaten plenty of those pancakes and I know what she looks like.

Does your wife know you talk about poor southern boys like that Balanda? She would be offended, I'm sure.

JONES

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Blogger Rich said..

That was me coming back for the very 1st time on this freakin board...

PantyRaider...Your Very Disgusting Conduct Has Continued To This Very Day And Now Grown!!!/_

11:57 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Very simple matter of fact as already established on this board: By YOU!!!

"To the extent that you fail to stand against it you enable it"

PantyRaider...Pure -n- Simple Truths!!!/_

3:50 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Wow! And to think the Browns couldn't get rid of Wimbley fast enough. In one year with the Raiders, he played well for his $675,000 salary then ended up inking a 5-year deal worth almost $50M.

This is another one of those Al Davis contracts that just pisses off the rest of the NFL. Now every decent LB in the league will want "Wimbley money."

Here's the link again for the now updated PFT list of FAs. 75% are signed.

Two TEs remain on the list, and the Raiders really need to sign one of them. No Raiders WR has stepped up to Miller's level of production.

http://tinyurl.com/3fcgdjn

5:02 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Now this is my understanding of how/when this will take place: Someone have a better understanding that step up...
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Article 11 of the new CBA contains the rules that will allow the league to transition into the new league year, and buried among the many items within it is the following subsection:

Section 5. Salaries and Salary Cap Accounting:

....(b) Proration From Preexisting Contracts. ....(i) No signing bonus proration to the League Years of this Agreement shall apply for any Preexisting Contract that was terminated, traded or assigned via waivers prior to March 11, 2011....
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Nam's contact was voided as of March 4th so will apply...

The new league year takes effect Thursday the 4th of August and the new CBA takes effect at that time also...Therefor at that same time the Raiders will be relieved of some huge $$$$ that was "Dead $$$$ Money" counting against the Cap...

The Raiders have been relatively quiet so far saying they are waiting to free up Cap space...The "Dead Money" was believed to be $17 Mil...Than we get to add in the $3.5 Mil incentive and additional $3 Mil that can be borrowed from future years...All of which should take effect on Thursday as well...

Now that could be as much as $23.5 Mil added to the Raiders Cap Fund...

Than significant Cap space was freed up when Wimbley signed his "New" contract...How much is yet unreported but believed to be as much as $10 Mil which could than bring that figure to a high point of some $33.5 Mil.... The question is at this very late point in "FA" who the hell can we spend all that $$$$ on...

Zack
Bush
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PantyRaider...That's My Best Guess!!!/_

Don't let the "Smoke' get in your eyes...It just makes you Babies CRY even louder!!!

5:11 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

A List Of Probable Possibilities:

16. Matt Roth, Browns LB: A complete outside linebacker that still hasn’t uncorked his pass-rushing potential.

24. Kevin Boss, Giants TE: The poor man’s Zach Miller. He’s easily better than half the starters in the league because of his complete game.

28. Steve Smith, Giants WR: Like Kiwanuka, he’d be far higher (top 10) if not for any injury. A worthwhile risk because he should be great in 2012 and beyond.

43. Dashon Goldson, 49ers S

48. Malcom Floyd, Chargers WR

61. Kirk Morrison, Jaguars LB

65. Bo Scaife, Titans TE

PantyRaider...Others Who May Not Be Mentioned!!!!/_

5:30 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Former 49ers and Miami Dolphins guard Justin Smiley also might be in for a visit.

9:55 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Greg Papa is reporting that Zach is returning to Oakland

Nice to see DAvis step up and keep this weapon in Silver and Black

10:00 AM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Papa said that Davis didn't just spend $29M on Wimbley just to lose Miller to Tom Cable

He said that Zach Miller will be back with Oakland…sounds like a deal to me

YaHOOOOOooooo!!!....Zack Attack Comes Home!!!...

PantyRaider....ThankYou "MrD"!!!!/_

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may sound far out there.

But i'm hoping Raiders will make a play for WR Braylon Edwards.

Edwards would fit in well with Raiders.

And even if it means waiving goodbye to, "hands of stone", DHB, to clear money.

1:16 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Edwards may be facing suspension from the NFL for violation of his parole in a recent bar incident.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

I've been lobbying for two years for a proven veteran wide receiver to shore up the ranks. I still am.

It would be nice to get one without Edwards' baggage, but we seem to be flat-footed on this front once again. DHB is already hurt again. Now Ford is hurt.

This is what makes the Miller signing so crucial.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Bye bye Sidney Rice, Plaxico, James Jones, Santonio Holmes. Steve Smith is still available, right?

2:26 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

PFT reports that the Seahawks have signed Zach Miller. New take going up shortly.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous raider00 said...

NYraider,

Edwards may get suspended for 3 or 4 games. Who knows ?

Shillins will probably miss at least 10 games with injuries. and as RT points out, Ford already is hurt.

So Edwards would be a worthwhile risk, and looming Suspension could bring his price down.

If true that Miller is gone, Raiders need someone to catch the ball.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

New take is up.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous scorpio said...

incredible. we lost miller! damn!

this kind of SUCKS because didn't the team have some kind of verbal "gentlemen's aggreement" for him to just freakin be patient while they work some things out (ie create some cap space) so they could get him signed? this sucks man. now we don't have an experienced tight end, unless davis sees otherwise.

is it david ausberry's time?

2:52 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Seahawks | Zach Miller added
Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:10:03 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks have reached a contract agreement with free-agent TE Zach Miller (Raiders). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz1TuWiTLEW

Seahawks | Zach Miller terms
Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:52:16 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Seattle Seahawks signed TE Zach Miller to a five-year, $34 million deal Tuesday, Aug. 2, with $17 million in guarantees. Miller will be reunited with former Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable, now the offensive line coach in Seattle.


49ers | Dashon Goldson may move on
Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:10:32 -0700

Free-agent S Dashon Goldson (49ers) did not sound happy the San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent S Madieu Williams. Goldson said he is going to keep an open mind regarding free agency and wouldn't mind taking his services to another team, possibly the Dallas Cowboys. Entering the free-agent signing period, Goldson was believed to be a priority re-signing for the 49ers.

PantyRaider....Smoke Gets In Your Eyes!!!/_

2:57 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

Oakland Raiders 2011 Free Agents: OT Stephon Heyer Says He is a Raider

According to Vittorio Tafur former Redskin offensive tackle Stephon Heyer has posted on his facebook page that he has signed with the Oakland Raiders. Heyer is 27. He has plenty of starting experience and bulk.

Stephon Heyer has started 33 games in his four year career and brings experience, toughness and attitude to the offensive line. He is big physical tackle with limited athleticism. He wins with effort, technique and power when he is able to engage early in the play. Heyer lacks great lateral agility and balance which hinders his ability on backside blocks and on the second level. He understands angles and ability to leverage defenders at the point of attack. Heyer has improved his hand use and can adjust to twists and counters when out of position. With a high profile draft pick at his position, Stephon Heyer may be relegated to a backup role but will provide excellent depth along the offensive line.

PantyRaider...If True That's One Starter!!!/_

3:03 PM  
Blogger PantyRaider said...

New York Giants in danger of losing free-agent TE Kevin Boss, who works out for Oakland Raiders

Miller and the 6-6, 253-pound Boss were considered the best tight ends in a weak market. Boss caught 35 passes for 531 yards and five touchdowns last year.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/2011/08/03/2011-08-03_new_york_giants_in_danger_of_losing_freeagent_te_kevin_boss_who_works_out_for_oa.html#ixzz1U3gg1qcM

This:

Chiefs | Tamba Hali signs five-year deal


The Kansas City Chief signed LB Tamba Hali to a five-year, $60 million deal Wednesday, Aug. 3. The deal includes $35 million in guaranteed money.

Obviously over paid for a "LB" is all we would here is this was Mr Davis doing this....

PantyRaider....Always Slighted in A Bad Light!!!/_

4:36 AM  
Blogger AngelicRaider said...

Angelic Raider-

200!!

8:10 PM  

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