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I’m quietly confident this young guy will have a breakout year next season.

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Raider Gridiron / Re: 2019 NFL playoffs thread
« on: January 14, 2019, 02:23:14 PM »
After spending the last 4 years with "Golly Gee Derek Carr" ... Maybe he's finally in an environment where he can go a little harder... Instead of worrying about saying a curse word and offending his QB, lol...

You talk about the 5% of interaction you see as a fan, from random TV sideline shots, and press conferences... and use that to judge 100% of the man... That's crazy...

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Raider Gridiron / Re: 2019 NFL playoffs thread
« on: January 14, 2019, 04:46:47 AM »
The hate for Amari Cooper on this forum is real, lol... Everyone praying for the kid's downfall, as if he traded himself... Mad because he's balling out and that he showed some balls, finally... After spending the last 4 years with "Golly Gee Derek Carr" and "Get your chain snatched Michael Crabtree"... Rightttttttt, lol...

Read Marcus Peters comments on him after the game... Where there's smoke there's fire... Maybe he's finally in an environment where he can go a little harder... INstead of worrying about saying a curse word and offending his QB, lol...

Remember, it was the OAKLAND RAIDERS whoe could not get consistent production out of the kid... 1-2 targets per game for your #1 WR is fucking ridiculous... Derek Carr, Jon Gruden, Greg Olsen and Todd Downing are to blame for his non-production here... Not Amari Cooper...

He didn't all of a sudden learn how to play WR once he got to Dallas... He was a Biletnikoff winner before he even got HERE... And a 2 time Pro Bowler before Downing and Gruden...

Let that man live, sheesh...  ;D ;D ;D

First off, people wanted to see him fail because the Cowboys downfall equals a better pick for us. I'm disappointed the Cowboys did so well after the trade, but surely that's a no-brainer?

Secondly, his attitude as a Raider. Coop wasn't targeted enough or used properly, yadda yadda yadda. OK, I'll concede there is certainly an argument for that. But I think there is more to it.

This is Cooper after signing his contract....HIS FIRST NFL CONTRACT!!!
....Welcome to the NFL kid, you've made the big time. You'll get paid a millionaire's salary to play the game you love. And best of all... you get to be an OAKLAND RAIDER!!!!!



OK, maybe the kid's a bit shy. Surely he'll show some fire on the field. He showed production at times. At other times he disappeared. But I'm not sure if we ever saw 'fire'.

Remember this. He just lay there... He probably did the 'right thing' by not retaliating, but there was still something weird about the way he just lay there.



His demeanour in interviews, his mannerisms on the sidelines. They all resembled a guy who got paid minimum wage to sit in the payment booth in a car park.

I gave him the benefit of the doubt, thinking maybe that's just the guy's personality. As long as he's productive, can't get mad at him if he's just a quiet sort of guy. But many of our own members, understandably, questioned his attitude. Wondered if he actually wanted to play football. You can see why. He wasn't always productive. He suffered from the drops often, and messed up routes. He had some great games, but he was never as clutch as Crabtree when shit was on the line.

So I guess that's just the guy we thought we had. A quiet guy. Bit inconsistent (even he admitted that) but could show flashes of brilliance from time to time. As long as we don't over-pay him, I'm fine with keeping him around.

Then he gets traded to Dallas and all of a sudden we see a guy beaming about how much of a dream come true it is to play for an organisation like the Cowboys. I watched All Or Nothing. I've seen the Cowboys facilities. I get it. It's all stunning. A million miles from the what the Raiders have in Oakland. I may understand it, but as a fan you can't help feeling a bit scorned.

And now we see him trash talking to TV cameras and getting into fights with opposition cornerbacks. We can be forgiven for asking "Who the fuck is this guy?" He never once showed that kind of fire in Oakland.

Peters' comment was a total fucking 'mic drop' and made me smile. Especially the line 'That's why the Raiders got rid of him.' We know what Peters is like, and we know this is nothing new. But a little part of me suspects he was defending Oaktown, his heritage. Yeah, he is a Ram and was a Chief. He's maybe never played for us (yet), but he sure as hell respects our organisation. I felt like he was defending that a bit with his comment. Him and Beastmode maybe even sat in private and discussed Coops indifference towards the Raiders. Pure conjecture on my part, but not beyond believable considering Peters' comment.

No, Cooper didn't asked to be traded. But you can bet your nut-sack that he was delighted with it. Delighted he could finally get out of Oakland and be a part of the type of NFL he always dreamed about.

A lot has been made about how the Cowboys gave up a first round pick for him. Well so did we. The Raiders also gave up a first round pick, and since he was coming out of college they took a bigger risk and showed more faith in him than the Cowboys did, who at least had seen flashes of a top NFL WR. No, he didn't all of a sudden learn to play WR in Dallas. But he all of a sudden began giving a fuck.

I'm amazed you can't see any of this.

So yeah, fuck him.

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Raider Gridiron / Re: NFL POST SEASON GAMBLING THREAD.
« on: January 13, 2019, 09:03:07 PM »
I'm -$100 for the week.

Gonna have to go large next week.

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Raider Gridiron / Re: 2019 NFL playoffs thread
« on: January 13, 2019, 04:22:28 PM »
Every year they (media in general) make a big deal about how certain teams or players handle the big scary playoffs. This player or coach has never won, or this team always buckles, blah blah blah. The fucking Patriots just turn up and take care of business every year. Without fucking fail. It’s just a no-brainer that they’ll get the job done at home. Credit where it’s due. I wish they would all retire though.

For us and all teams in the league, instead of hating the Patriots, blaming refs, blaming air pressure, etc. We should all be trying to emulate them and be as good at all things football as they are.

Good call prole, they always step up and execute when it matters. Give credit

Yep. For starters, who do they overpay? Nobody. They spread the wealth and build a team.

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Raider Gridiron / Re: 2019 NFL playoffs thread
« on: January 13, 2019, 03:59:01 PM »
Every year they (media in general) make a big deal about how certain teams or players handle the big scary playoffs. This player or coach has never won, or this team always buckles, blah blah blah. The fucking Patriots just turn up and take care of business every year. Without fucking fail. It’s just a no-brainer that they’ll get the job done at home. Credit where it’s due. I wish they would all retire though.

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Raider Gridiron / Re: Question To All You Old Bangers............
« on: January 12, 2019, 08:11:44 PM »
Last time DH was here he was in failing health. Also thought I heard Rolling Raider had passed on. Can't confirm that tho.

I started thinking about about the history of this place after I posted the birthday thread and realized how old we're getting. A lot of history with old tug.

RR was still active on Twitter (https://twitter.com/wheelrfilmmaker) as recent as October last year. Hope he's OK. His Abilities United venture is about trying to raise the profile and representation of people with disabilities in the entertainment industry. Perhaps he's too busy with that at the moment, which would be a good sign.

Didn't realize DH was in bad health. Like Nut says, it would be good to see some of those guys drop in from time to time.

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Raider Gridiron / Re: Question To All You Old Bangers............
« on: January 12, 2019, 04:43:19 PM »
I can think of two, when all post counts got reset and we had to re-register.

I also remember on one of the reboots we had a different theme with a white background. I prefer the dark one we have.

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Raider Gridiron / SI article on Todd Marinovich
« on: January 11, 2019, 06:22:32 PM »
A pretty heavy read, but definitely of interest to this forum.

https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/01/11/todd-marinovich-dad-marv-quarterback-drugs-rehab

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Raider Gridiron / Re: CALLING ALL MEMBERS.........OPINIONS WANTED
« on: January 11, 2019, 05:27:01 PM »
I have one.. put a cap on the number of words on a response

 :lol:

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Raider Gridiron / Re: NFL POST SEASON GAMBLING THREAD.
« on: January 11, 2019, 10:00:39 AM »
INDI/KC Over 57... £300

NEW ENGLAND -4 .... £200

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Raider Gridiron / Re: BIRTHDAY WISHES GO OUT FOR THE MONTH TO............
« on: January 11, 2019, 04:20:17 AM »
WE AIN'T GETTIN' OLDER BOY'S.......

WE GETTIN' BETTER!


I'm gonna use that one.  :cheers

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I saw them play a preseason game at Cal - Berkeley stadium in the late 60s/early 70s.  It holds the same amount of people as the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum holds and I don't know why they can't just play there.

I have wondered that myself in the past, but I’m sure I read somewhere that the University would be reluctant due to the added disruption to the area and the upheaval to the campus. Seems to me that it would be worth it for a year though. It would only be for seven games due to London. Unless we go on a large playoff run... ;)

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Raider Gridiron / Re: BIRTHDAY WISHES GO OUT FOR THE MONTH TO............
« on: January 10, 2019, 01:31:39 PM »
WTF is this...the Old Folks Home?

We need some new blood in here. You fuckers are all old as Sanskrit.

 8)

This is old guy internet. Younger folk are discussing this shit on FB, Twitter, Instagram. Message boards are dated. This old tug is a tighter knit community though, and I love it.

Shout out to any members under 30. Do you still even lurk here? Show yourselves.

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General Talk / Re: RAIDERFORUM HOTTIES THREAD
« on: January 10, 2019, 04:11:37 AM »
HOLY FUCK!!!!!!!!

A BKSFLDR8RMAN SIGHTING.


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