No Overhead Projector Needed to Dismiss Cable as Raiders Coach…
Thank You from the bottom of our Raiders loving hearts Tom Cable.
You returned the Raiders to respect in the wake of the immature and conceited silver spoon mess Lane Kiffin dumped into your lap by lying to his boss. The Raiders of 2010 played hard under your leadership, and finished strong.
As noted by a distraught Raiders fan reacting to another surprising Al Davis coaching move… ”Cable planted deep roots for the next Raiders head coach to tap in 2011. “
Thank you Tom Cable for your unwavering passion for the Silver & Black, and returning the Oakland Raiders to a team known for its fight and grit. You have come a very long and deserved way from bagel dogs and camping on San Diego beaches.
The “Cable Guy” shall be fondly remembered for restoring the pride and poise to the Oakland Raiders.
As clueless and unprepared as ESPN seemed at both the Raiders picks (though to their credit even NFL.com did not have video or even height & weight stats on S Michael Mitchell), Raidergirls salutes Raiders news site extraordinairre Raidernews.com… which saved the day with these two Nostradomus like articles published prior to the draft…. from Raidernews.com
Amazingly despite ESPN and NFL.com (or Kiper’s dismissive “he could the #40th best safety or 83rd”) not knowing anything about Safety Michael Mitchell from Ohio whom I’d read about in this amazingly prophetic article, again courtesy of Raidergirls.com…
“The safety was the Oakland Raider’s hard hitting Jack Tatum. Mike explained in the interview he looked up everything he could on the Internet to learn more about this safety that had so impressed him.”
“Michael went on to explain that since that day he wanted to play the safety position as Jack Tatum played the position with the Oakland Raiders.”
“From watching this young man play I can say he would make Jack Tatum proud.
Michael Mitchell is 6’1″ tall and 220 lbs. Although he was not invited to the NFL Combine he decided that he would make scouts take notice at his school’s pro day. On Michael’s first run at 40 yards he recorded a 4.43 and on another try he ran a 4.49 as he let up at the 35 yard mark because of a tweaked hamstring.
When he tackles someone on the field he knocks their legs right out from under them and delivers a wallop. The young man also has the instincts to play the position and reads and reacts on a play very fast. This guy is all over the field and loves the game of football… <read full article from Bleacherreport.com>”
the “Fridge” is in bad shape… I patently reject your “I am a football fan” argument if you don’t agree that Mr. Perry and his big gap-toothed grin wasn’t a large part of a great era in the NFL.
classic pseudo-sports moment: the Fridge trades leather with Manute Bol… with the 7’7″ Bol using his 4,327 1/2″ reach to earn the decision. Anybody got video of this thrilla???
Rumor-mongering: Shanirat to coach the ‘skins… great plan Danny-boy… except for that little “you don’t have Elway” thing.
Crabtree to NFL GM’s: “I’m soooo much faster than the 40 I ran”… I’ll give him game speed (think Marcus Allen, Jerry Rice) and going up for the jump ball (awesome skills here!) but not flat out wheels.
the folks at raiderbeat.com listed a “studs-busts-average” list of Raider draft picks since 1995, with Leon Bender as a “forgettable selection” …as the annoying but strangely cute progressive insurance chick says to the lads in rainbow shirts “that’s cold.”
last time the Raiders went WR in the 1st round??? thinking…. very guessable…. … Timmy Brown in 1988.
Jerry McDonald asks “would we pass on Curry if he falls to #7?” … I’ll regurgitate our “swing for the fences” 1st round drafting preference last used when we took Mcfadden despite glaring needs… IF YOU ARE GOING TO PAY OBSCENE $$$, YOU MIGHT AS WELL TRY AND GET A SUPERSTAR. The answer Jerry, is f&%K no.
3-days out gut feelings… Curry slipping, or a “Cadillac” for Cable with manboobs and an Outland Trophy award.