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Changes are in store for the 2009 Raiders defense. http://is.gd/IS01 #NFL #Raiders
Some questions are answered http://is.gd/GetU #NFL #Raiders #MichaelBush
#NFL #Raiders So you may or may not be into the whole message board thing. You might only shoot the breeze on all things Raiders with roommates or friends. To many of us, that is fine, but we also like to read and post about what other Raiders fans are thinking and saying.
There are a few options out there for Raiders related discussion. Some of the well known ones being:
Raiderfans.net -> While a great site of Raiders fans, there seems to be a lacking in honest Raiders fans. Just too many homers clogging the board to have good Raiders related conversation.
ESPN.com Raiders Message Board -> A clean and simple format, a lot of news and good reads, but trolls have taken over the board and ESPN has no interest in fixing the current format.
CBS Sportsline Raiders Message Board -> While the topics are decent and the board lacks the troll annoyances, the overall usability of the board is hampered by a poster ranking system. If you are new, your posts are stuck at the bottom and no one responds to you. The overall UI is a too crowded and not user friendly.
Lastly, there is the Raider Nation Station Message Board. This is a not well-known place I created to be a hangout for a smaller sub group of Raiders fans. Knowledgeable fans can come hereand have heated arguments, but gain respect for the other posters. It needs a handful of good posters to get it off the ground.
I am calling you. If you think you know a thing or two about the Raiders and want to share your opinions. Especially if you disagree with anything I blog about. I want you to tell me why on this board.
Russell Party Pics surface. I’m more concerned about his weight than the drinks he was enjoying. #NFL #Raiders #Russell
I’ve never cared much for people distorting reality. Reality is that pictures are common and if we are at a party there are a few shots being snapped. Recently these photos have been posted on partychaser.com show JaMarcus having a good time. This has nothing to do with his on-field performance. I’m sure Tom Brady has knocked a few back at a party before.
The reason I decided to post these photos is more because of the tight white shirt Russell is wearing. You can clearly see quite a round belly.
Maybe the slightly rotund Russell is just what he is, but I wish he would show a little bit of ambition to work that off during the offseason so we aren’t talking about a 300 pound quarterback down the road.
New article published at Bleacher Report. http://is.gd/BULt # NFL # Raiders
Russell continued his struggles during OTAs. At one point his frustration built up to a point he used profanity loudly. #NFL # Raiders So he isn’t emotionless, he just keeps most of them bottled up. Noticeably absent were Nnamdi Asomugha, Derrick Burgess and Chris Johnson.
Burgess I understand because he lives in another state and doesn’t normally attend anything voluntary.
Asomugha is another story. He lives in the East Bay.
Chris Johnson is interesting, because it isn’t as if he starting spot is completely nailed down. Routt could press him for the starting gig. The media is doing their best to suggest Michael Huff be used as a cornerback to no avail. I wish they would let him give it a shot at cornerback, with the safety position now a bit crowded.
Nothing to worry about yet, but you would like to see some more crispness and completions in non-contact activities from the QBs. The fact that Garcia and Gradkowski are as bad or worse is perhaps an indicator that it has less to do with the QBs and more to do with the other things. Everyone knows what is feels like to learn something new and not be completely confident in it. When that happens there are timing issues, mental mistakes and you might become gun-shy.
I chalk this one up as a new offense thing. By training camp I expect to see more from the QBs.
The other thing that I found interesting was Ricky Brown is playing middle linebacker not the SAM linebacker. It looks like either Alston has impressed enough to win the job or DC John Marshall wants to move Morrison to the SAM linebacker spot, something I have suggested would be a better fit for Morrison.
I don’t see any other reason Ricky Brown wouldn’t be playing SAM. I guess if Brown can’t handle MLB, they could just slide him back out to SAM, but to me it is a clear sign of things to come.