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 on: Today at 02:28:37 AM 
Started by 805raiderslo - Last post by Limb Reaper
I think you guys are being a bit harsh on Mckenzie signing QB's. It's not like we're a winning team and QB's are flocking to be here. Until we start winning, we're going to have to pay a premium for mediocre QB's. With that being said, I'm glad that the coaches have the correct mindset and recognize their mistakes and who make the decision to start the right man for the job. For that I applaud them.

Wow, a well thought out post without hatred for the team, coaches, or owner. Bravo!

Why does criticism have to be construed as "hatred"? I don't hate anybody. I'm just sick and tired of 4-12, 5-11, etc.

BTW, I don't applaud shit. Allen pretty much buckled under the pressure after insisting up until last week that Schaub was the designated starter. Now after Carr basically made it impossible to stick with that decision and not look like a complete fool, he smiles and declares that Carr is his guy. Great. Why didn't you just state that it was an open competition from the outset then? No, for some reason, starting quarterbacks must be "named" as soon as possible. I don't get that. Perhaps if they had told Schaub that he'd be fighting for the job from day one, he would have played with more of a sense of urgency.

You think that this makes Allen look good? I think it makes him look even weaker. Dead coach walking. If he'd had the guts to declare a true open competition from day 1 of camp, then naming Carr the winner of the battle now would be a triumph. His insistence on an actual competition despite the obvious expectations of automatically handing the reins over to Schaub would now look very proactive and intelligent. Instead, he now just looks like what he has always been - a reactor.

 on: Today at 01:56:41 AM 
Started by 805raiderslo - Last post by TIBERIUS
Jon Gruden on Carr: "I think he's ready to go, and I think his performance against Seattle made it a slam dunk.”

 on: Today at 01:50:48 AM 
Started by TIBERIUS - Last post by TIBERIUS
The New York Jets signed cornerback Phillip Adams, adding depth to their thin secondary, and claimed speedy wide receiver Walter Powell off waivers from Arizona.

The Jets also released a pair of draft picks - linebacker Jeremiah George and wide receiver Quincy Enunwa - on Monday to make room on the 53-man roster. They also signed cornerback LeQuan Lewis to the practice squad.

Adams, a 2010 seventh-round draft pick by San Francisco out of South Carolina State, spent the summer with Seattle - his second stint with the Seahawks - and was released Saturday. He has 66 total tackles and three interceptions in parts of four seasons with the 49ers, Patriots, Seahawks and Raiders.

 on: Today at 01:46:26 AM 
Started by 805raiderslo - Last post by TIBERIUS
Going with Carr the right move for Oakland

The Raiders hope their decision to make rookie Derek Carr the starter -- the team's first rookie quarterback to start a season and the 18th starter since Rich Gannon left nearly 10 years ago -- ends the quarterback turnstile in Oakland.

While the process hasn't been smooth, I think the decision to go with Carr, a smart, polished second-round pick from Fresno State, is the right one.

The Raiders are a rebuilding team. Matt Schaub, even at his very best, would be a short-term solution. The Raiders are not going to take the next step as an organization until they find stability at quarterback. Nothing builds a winner like a quality young quarterback. The Raiders have to see what they have in Carr, the first quarterback from this NFL draft class to be named the starter.

There are no guarantees it will work, but we won't find out until he plays.

There were glimpses of brilliance from Carr in the preseason finale against Seattle when he completed 11 of 13 passes for three touchdowns, including two one-play touchdown drives. Yes, it was the preseason, but what sticks out was how comfortable Carr was and how energized the entire unit was because of Carr.

“The game is not too big for him,” Oakland right tackle Khalif Barnes said. “He is smart beyond his years. The kid has it.”

Those are tremendous skills a young quarterback can possess. Carr has a chance to be special. Again, nothing is for sure, but the Raiders have to see what he has.

They know what Schaub has --not much. He is just a fringe guy. So like last year when the Raiders replaced Matt Flynn with Terrelle Pryor, the Raiders are giving up on a player whom they invested in. The Raiders gave Houston a sixth-round pick for Schaub and are paying him $8 million. The cost is a bigger deal than the trade compensation.

But no one is going to worry about Schaub's effect on the salary cap if Carr is an instant hit. It will mean the Raiders will finally have their answer at quarterback. That will be all that matters.

 on: Today at 01:44:14 AM 
Started by 805raiderslo - Last post by TIBERIUS
Well, RM couldn't find the cash to keep Veldy, however he can find it for washed up QB's. Let's hope Penn can keep DC's jersey clean.

 on: Today at 01:37:45 AM 
Started by TIBERIUS - Last post by TIBERIUS
It appears the Oakland Raiders will have two rookies starting on offense when they open the season at the New York Jets on Sunday.

Oakland coach Dennis Allen said that Khalif Barnes remains at right tackle and third-round pick Gabe Jackson will replace him at left guard Sunday as Menelik Watson continues to work his way through a hip issue. This is the same lineup the Raiders had in their last preseason game.

Jackson, out of Mississippi State. been been commended for his power in the preseason by the coaching staff. The Raiders, who kept their entire eight-man draft class, are poised to have Derek Carr, Jackson and the No. 5 overall pick, linebacker Khalil Mack, in the starting lineup in Week 1.

“I think that’s a testament to our scouting department and what (general manager) Reggie [McKenzie] has been able to do in the offseason,” Oakland coach Dennis Allen said. “Throw ‘Jelly’ [defensive tackle Justin Ellis] in that mix too -- [he] is a guy that we feel like is going to have an opportunity to really contribute, and guys like TJ Carrie. So there are a lot of young guys.”

 on: Today at 01:36:59 AM 
Started by Oakland65 - Last post by TIBERIUS
In other Raiders notes:
As expected, tight end David Ausberry is back to practice after being out for several weeks. He is the team’s No. 2 tight end. Tight end might be the Raiders’ thinnest spot, so Auberry has a big role.
Linebacker Sio Moore seemed more active in practice Monday than he was last Tuesday. He suffered a neck strain at Green Bay on Aug. 22.
Linebacker Nick Roach suffered a concussion in the Packers’ game and is still not practicing. He has to be cleared before playing Sunday.
Cornerbacks Chimdi Chewka and Taiwan Jones are still not practicing. They have been dealing with lingering issues.
Former Oakland defensive back Chance Casey signed to the 49ers’ practice squad.
Kaelin Burnett cleared waivers and was placed the Raiders’ on the injured reserve.
Defensive end LaMarr Woodley has switched his number from 57 to 58.

 on: Today at 01:35:18 AM 
Started by 805raiderslo - Last post by TIBERIUS
Raiders wide receiver James Jones isn’t surprised that rookie Derek Carr has been named Oakland’s starting quarterback.

James Jones on Derek Carr starting at QB: "Didn't surprise me at all, I've been calling him baby ARod since he got here" #Raiders

— Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithCSN) September 2, 2014

Of course Jones is referring to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who he played with for the first seven years of his NFL career.

 on: Today at 01:34:10 AM 
Started by 805raiderslo - Last post by TIBERIUS
Should Carr struggle to adjust to NFL defenses early in the season, look for the Raiders to turn to Matt McGloin rather than their $8 million boondoggle.

Nothing like an 8M dollar 3rd stringer.  Roll Eyes

 on: Today at 01:05:05 AM 
Started by 805raiderslo - Last post by Automatic
Way to go; Carr earned it!

While it was the obvious choice to replace Schaub, McGloin made more than a case that he too was a better option than MS.

Props to DA, he didn't beat around the bush, he came out and named his starter and is standing by him.

Last year was the fake bluff card being held all week leading up to the start of the season concerning Pryor.

Man I'm excited.

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