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The coaching carousel takes another turn in Oakland

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John Brodie would have left many first string QB's holding a clipboard...

Ah yes... the old Ole' O-line... LOL. To bad Brodie was such a self-centered egomaniac... they actually had a pretty good team back then. We shall not speak of the post-Brodie decade, however... couldn't give tickets away!

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Ah yes... the old Ole' O-line... LOL. To bad Brodie was such a self-centered egomaniac... they actually had a pretty good team back then. We shall not speak of the post-Brodie decade, however... couldn't give tickets away!

Saw my first ever fight at a Niners game at Kezar. Brodie had more empty bottles than full ones thrown at him that day. I think they lost to the Lions.

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Wait, I don't watch or pay attention to the Raiders or the Division they are in AT ALL, So can someone explain to me why this Asomugha guy is the highest paid DB of all time yet still only has 1 INT, 0 Sacks, and 0 FF's in his last two full seasons?

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Wait, I don't watch or pay attention to the Raiders or the Division they are in AT ALL, So can someone explain to me why this Asomugha guy is the highest paid DB of all time yet still only has 1 INT, 0 Sacks, and 0 FF's in his last two full seasons?

Cause no one throws to him since he's usually all over the receiver.

In 2010

Asomugha allowed just 10 receptions on the 27 passes thrown his way.

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Wait, I don't watch or pay attention to the Raiders or the Division they are in AT ALL, So can someone explain to me why this Asomugha guy is the highest paid DB of all time yet still only has 1 INT, 0 Sacks, and 0 FF's in his last two full seasons?

Asomugha is one of the league’s best man-to-man cornerbacks, with most teams choosing not to throw to his side of the field. According to STATS LLC, Asomugha was targeted on just 33 pass attempts this season. He allowed 13 completions for 205 yards and no touchdowns, burnishing his reputation as a shutdown cornerback.

erp , diff info shark, I just copied off of the report on here.

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Asomugha is one of the league’s best man-to-man cornerbacks, with most teams choosing not to throw to his side of the field. According to STATS LLC, Asomugha was targeted on just 33 pass attempts this season. He allowed 13 completions for 205 yards and no touchdowns, burnishing his reputation as a shutdown cornerback.

erp , diff info shark, I just copied off of the report on here.

Yea, mine is from wikipedia, probably the less accurate of the 2. Either way, I think less than 1 reception per game to a guy he's covering is pretty good.

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The talking heads media keep saying Darryl Revis is the best Conerback in the NFL but he isn't in Asomugha's class. Ndami is a classic Raiders corner ala Willie Brown and Lester Hayes.

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Ahhhhh, I didn't read that far into the story... nevermind then, that is pretty impressive :blink:

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Ahhhhh, I didn't read that far into the story... nevermind then, that is pretty impressive :blink:

It's actually kind of sad to think about how bad the Raiders were to lose so many games with the other team's top receiver mostly shut down for the most part. :blink:

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How do you kill that which is already dead?

Well I believe a stake thru the heart, silver or sunlight are the commonly accepted methods...

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Local kid gets his break

After looking at a couple of outside candidates for a new head football coach, Stanford stayed within its staff and picked offensive coordinator David Shaw to succeed Jim Harbaugh.

Shaw, 38, becomes the 34th head coach in Stanford history and the first alum to lead the program since Paul Wiggin (1980-83).

the past two years with Shaw as coordinator, the offense has twice broken the school record for points in a season.

A four-year letter winner as a Stanford receiver from 1991-94, the Union City native played under Dennis Green and Bill Walsh. He then spent nine years as an assistant coach in the NFL with the Eagles, Raiders and Ravens.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/13/SPF91H8HSA.DTL#ixzz1Ax0eUlVs

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Hue Jackson was officially named as Raiders head coach Monday night. He will be formally introduced at a news conference today - two weeks after coach Tom Cable was let go.

Jackson, the team's offensive coordinator, was promoted after he helped the team rise from 31st in total offense to 10th in his first year on the job. He took over play-calling duties from Cable and the Raiders scored more than twice as many points as they did in 2009 (410 to 197).

"The fire in Hue will set a flame that will burn for a long time in the hearts and minds of the Raider football team and the Raider Nation," owner Al Davis said in a statement.

The Chronicle first reported that Jackson would be named head coach on Jan. 4.

Jackson, 45, has never been a head coach on any level. He interviewed for the Raiders job last offseason, and one possible reason for the delay in naming Jackson head coach this month was to dispel the notion that Cable was a lame duck in the last year of his contract..

Jackson brought an energy with him when he came from the Baltimore Ravens, where as quarterbacks coach he was largely credited with the development of Joe Flacco.

"I'm kind of an in-your-face guy," Jackson said earlier this season. "I coach with a lot of energy. The most important thing is, I'm looking for a result. I'm after a result and a result is (when) I can get our players - whether it's offense against defense or defense against offense - to compete at a high level, because that's what this game is."

The Raiders finished 8-8 this season, but despite leading Oakland to its best record in eight years, Cable was told that the two-year, $5 million option on his contract was not being picked up. Cable recently filed a grievance against the Raiders to recover $120,000 in fines that Davis withheld from Cable's paychecks this past season.

The players supported Cable and were largely upset with the move, but Jackson is also popular with the players.

"(Jackson) was with us during the 8-8 season, and that was the best season we've had in the last eight years," free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha said Friday. "So he understands the players and knows what it takes to win. So I think bringing Hue along has to be the right choice if you're getting rid of Tom Cable."

Behind the legs of running backs Darren McFadden, Michael Bush and rookie receiver Jacoby Ford, Jackson's offense finished sixth in the league in scoring. The 410 points were the sixth-most scored in a season in franchise history.

But Jackson wasn't satisfied with the improvement.

"That's why I came to the Raiders was to improve, but we didn't improve fast enough," Jackson said late in the season. "We expect to be challenging for the playoffs, challenging for our division year in and year out and we're not getting that done, so to me, that's a disappointment. There's either first place or there's last place and there's no in-between."

Jackson also seems to be on the same page with quarterback Jason Campbell, who seemed to blame Cable for being benched twice even though Jackson said it was his decision in Week 2. Campbell finished strong, completing 59 percent of his passes on the year with 13 touchdowns, eight interceptions and a passer rating of 84.5.

"Most definitely we got a better feel for each other," Campbell said. "You don't just come in out of the middle of nowhere and all of a sudden light it up. It takes time to get to know each other, to know my strengths and what I can do well and what I need to work on. As the season went on, we definitely got to know each other and our strengths on offense."

Campbell now gets some rare continuity - he had four different offensive coordinators in four years at Auburn, then four more in six years in the NFL with Washington and Oakland. And it also looks like he will get an old friend, as league sources confirmed the Raiders are set to name Al Saunders as offensive coordinator.

Saunders was with Campbell in Washington as associated head coach in 2006 and 2007, and spent a year with Jackson as an offensive consultant with Baltimore in 2009. Saunders, 63, was with the Ravens in the same capacity this season, and has interviewed with Davis for the head coaching job twice over the years.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/17/SPKB1HA5VF.DTL#ixzz1BMOVxw6Q

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Ok. The coach is in, and the expectations are high (relative to where they've been the last few years).

Anything less than 9 wins is not a success for the 2011 Raiders.

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Regardless, he never really played in the NFL. He had no NFL credibility. Think of it like Obama before the election. Maybe he was good, maybe he wasn't. But he simply hadn't done enough at that level to warrant any credibility.

Harbaugh had over 26,000 yds passing, and 129 TD's in a 14 year NFL career. He was not spectacular but he was serviceable.

It gives him far more cred than Spurrier. Might make him a better coach too, who knows...

And he just led stanford to an incredible season.

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Part of yesterdays disturbing Raiders Press Conference.

I wonder if any of Mr. Davis detractors would care to pull back a bit in light of these recent accusations. Despite one of his best results in years, It would appear Mr. Davis places principal above wins.

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figures. something always goes wrong with the Raiders, why would this be different

My brother is a big Raiders fan. He says being a Raiders fan is like being a Cubs fan. No matter how well things seem to be going, you're certain they'll screw it up, you just have to wait to find out how....

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My brother is a big Raiders fan. He says being a Raiders fan is like being a Cubs fan. No matter how well things seem to be going, you're certain they'll screw it up, you just have to wait to find out how....

Can we include being a Sharks fan into that too?

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And the hits just keep on coming...

DECATUR, AL —

Decatur Police are investigating an apparent drive-by shooting in the area of 2nd Street SW and Memorial Drive. One of the people who called police to report it was Rolando McClain. No one was hurt.

McClain is a former linebacker for the Alabama Crimson Tide, and was selected 8th in the NFL draft in 2010 to play for the Oakland Raiders. He graduated from Decatur High School.

Police initially responded to the area at 6:36 p.m. Thursday, after receiving a report someone had been shot. They could not find a victim.

At approximately 6:56 p.m. they received a call from McClain. He met with officers on 6th Avenue SW and told them while he was driving on 2nd Street SW, a group of people standing on the corner of 2nd Street SW and 8th Avenue started shooting at his vehicle. Officers inspected McClain's Chevrolet Tahoe, and saw where a bullet had struck the rear hatch.

Detectives and a crime scene technician came to the location where McClain was meeting with officers. They processed his vehicle and recovered the bullet. Detectives also interviewed the passengers in McClain's vehicle, and continue to investigate the case.

If you have any information about this case, please call Decatur Police at (256) 341-4660. You can remain anonymous.

http://www.whnt.com/news/whnt-decatur-police-investigate-apparent-drivebyshooting-20110128,0,4398861.story

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