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Old 11-29-2012, 03:38 PM   #41
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Jerome Bettis needed a chance of scenery after his numbers and productivity fell to only 637 yards rushing in 1995.

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they didnt exactly "fall". the rams were bottom feeding idiots and switched him to fullback, while he knew he was a feature running back.

they drafted lawrence phillips. jerome is on the pro football hOF ballot.

it took the rams 4 years and new mgmt and coaching staff to go out and trade their own 2nd round pick to correct the mistake (marshall faulk).
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:56 PM   #42
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they didnt exactly "fall". the rams were bottom feeding idiots and switched him to fullback, while he knew he was a feature running back.
Bettis held out of training camp looking for a new contact before the 1995 season began which did not endear him to Rams management and head coach Rich Brooks.

Bettis' fall in production in 1995 was because of reduced playing time and a bum foot, the Rams didn't ask him to play fullback full time until after the 1995 season was over.

yes, Rich Brooks was an idiot and so was Bam Morris for getting busted with that much weed and cocaine in a traffic stop. but it's funny how life works sometimes, it took all of those events for Bettis to get traded to Pittsburgh and I'm glad because he will always be one of my all-time favorite Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:55 PM   #43
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If LeBeau sees anything in him you can bet the team would take a flyer on him, now if we do not get the chance or we pass on him then you can bet that he is not right for our team. LeBeau does not miss on many, he has a few, but not many.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:15 PM   #44
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So Rolando McClain wasn’t waived today, what does that mean?

It means the Raiders are probably trying to see if they can suspend linebacker Rolando McClain for his “actions” this week. And if they can’t, then Oakland will finally make it official and waive its starting middle linebacker.

What McClain’s actions were nobody is saying, but Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Thursday that “there’s going to be consequences to his actions.”

McClain was not on the waiver wire Thursday but Allen said the team asked him not to come to practice

http://blog.sfgate.com/raiders/2012/...oes-that-mean/

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Rolando is costing himself a lot of $, he's making $970,000 this season and was scheduled to make $4,005,000 in 2013 and $5,805,000 in 2014.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:37 AM   #46
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So much for all that...


FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports the Raiders will suspend MLB Rolando McClain for conduct detrimental to the team.

McClain won't be cut -- for now -- although we still suspect we've seen the last of him in a Raiders uniform.

The Raiders have yet to specify the exact nature of McClain's insubordination. The suspension is for "conduct detrimental to the team."

Due more than $4 million in 2013, McClain has no offseason trade value.

http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/n...te-mlb-mcclain
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:07 PM   #47
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Seems to me he was a square peg in oakland trying to fit a round hole. He was made to play the 3-4 defense and that is where his comfort level is. 3 defenses in 3 years hasn't helped him along with the cracy organization which is the oakland raiders either.

From Walter Football draft report

Rolando McClain Scouting Report
By Matt McGuire

Strengths:
Huge frame for ILB
Very long arms
Good level of production
Comfortable in coverage
Excellent tackling technique
Stacks and sheds blocks well
Very good pass rusher
Love his timing on blitzes
Nice agility; smooth change of direction
Highly experienced
Takes good angles to the ball
Stays in control
Nice versatility especially in 3-4 defense
Vocal leader
Intelligent
Very young prospect (20 years old)
Doesn't take plays off
Outstanding instincts
Well versed in 3-4 defense



Weaknesses:
Unimpressive speed
Overpursues against run
Questionable 4-3 inside linebacker
Average sideline-sideline range
Good, but not an exceptional athlete
Could be exposed in man scheme
Doesn't have huge upside
A little uncomfortable in space

Summary: I really don't think McClain is a 4-3 inside linebacker. The speed and lateral range just isn't there for me, and I think he would be exposed because he will overpursue gaps. McClain is great for 3-4 teams because he can play inside, but also move over to the outside if needed temporarily. His best fits are at 3-4 inside linebacker and 4-3 strongside linebacker. McClain is a solid prospect who will likely come off the board in the top 20 picks.

Player Comparison: Bart Scott. Scott has great instincts and size, and is a leader at inside linebacker in the 3-4 defense.


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With the eighth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders selected Rolando McClain from Alabama, and he has now been released (via ESPN).

While McClain has shown flashes of being the star he was in college, he has not validated being a top 10 draft pick. His best year was 2011 when he made 99 tackles and five sacks.

With a new regime in Oakland, McClain has seen his playing time diminished because he was too slow to be a sideline-to-sideline linebacker and he was coming off the field in the nickel defense.

Not only was McClain demoted in terms of playing time, but he also lost the "green sticker" helmet which is used to communicate with the sideline in the huddle. That sticker is referred to as being the quarterback of the defense; a role the middle linebacker should have.


Gone with McClain are his off-field issues back home in Alabama. He has gotten into legal trouble twice since being drafted in 2010. Most recently he posted on his Facebook that he was done in Oakland only to later delete the post. The Raiders won't miss the drama that comes with McClain.


It may be too early to give up on McClain. This was just his third NFL season. Not to mention that he has gone through a new defense every year in his Raider career from John Marshall to Chuck Bresnahan to Dennis Allen and Jason Tarver. How can we expect consistency from McClain when we don't even get consistency on the sideline?



Conclusion

I would hate to see McClain get picked up by another team only for him to turn out to be the star he was in college. Reggie McKenzie let go of Stanford Routt who went on to the Chiefs only to be cut by them in his first season with the team. Lets hope McKenzie got it right again by cutting McClain.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:17 PM   #48
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I'd sign him - Oakland is known for messing things up - low risk for us, if he screws things up again - cut him. He's the kind of guy that if we don't try to sign, I see us having to play against him in cincy or balt.
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With is "bloodline" and "pedigree" he's worth a look.
He was rated highly coming into the NFL, but maybe Oakland screwed him up
Oh wait......they beat us.
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Beginning of the end for McClain?

November, 30, 2012
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

The two-day saga involving LB Rolando McClain is over for the Oakland Raiders, and the disappointing former first-round pick remains with the team.

This issue is probably the beginning of the end for McClain in Oakland, who has been a problem on and off the field.

The Raiders announced Friday morning that McClain has been suspended for two games for conduct detrimental to the team. He can come back Dec. 10. The issue began Wednesday when Oakland coach Dennis Allen said McClain did not practice because of a team-related issue. There was a report that said Allen and McClain had a heated exchange early in practice and McClain was ordered off the field. Other reports suggested the discussion was not heated. McClain was not on the field Thursday.

McClain went on his Facebook page Wednesday and said he was no longer a Raider, and wrote that he wanted to play for a “real team.” That did not please teammates, and if McClain ever does get back into the Oakland locker room, it may be a cold place for him.

The Raiders clearly considered cutting McClain -- the No. 8 pick of the 2010 draft -- but opted for this suspension. There is a feeling around the team that taking this route will be tougher on McClain rather than cutting him now.

If McClain really wants to move on, the last thing the Raiders want to do is give him an opportunity to be claimed or to sign with a playoff contender.

McClain could be released when his suspension is over, or he could be buried on the bench for the final three games of the season. Oakland could then jettison him in the offseason.

Oakland now turns over the middle linebacker spot to recently signed Omar Gaither and adds the position to a long list of offseason needs. It is good for the team to have some clarity on McClain even if the final move has yet to be made.

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