Saw your question posted in the Jerry McDonald chat....and wouldn't you know they would run out of time right there and cut off the chat without you getting an answer. Damn!"[Comment From Hellraider:]
If there is football next year, do you see SEYMOUR getting a long-term deal?"
Jerry had to run. We apologize for the issues with the chat service today.
For those who participated in the on-line chat, thanks and I apologize for the abrupt end.
I lost the on-line connection and couldnt get it back and have to get to Napa for the 3:30 p.m. practice.
Practice updates will be available on my Twitter pagehttp://twitter.com/jerrymcd
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Well, at the beginning of the chat, Jerry said he only had an hour before he needed to get to Napa for the 3pm practice...and the went over that by 20 minutes. You almost made it...good to see someone from the RNP forum get into the chat. That WAS you, wasn't it? I guess it's possible there is more than one HellRaider.
I also saw a PaRaider put in a few questions. I Wonder if that was our "Pennsylvania Raider"?[Comment From Pa Raider:]
Jerry, keep up the great work, you have been covering the Raiders for a few years now, what in your eyes is different about this years camp compared to other years. Do you sense a true attitude change or the same, old same old?
Biggest difference is Hue Jackson's presence, pushing and prodding, both the offense and the defense. Makes for much more spirited practices with guys looking to one-up each other. [Comment From Pa Raider:]
In your opinion, does it look as though McClain & Houston will have a major impact on the defense? It seems this is the first time since we drafted Marcus we truly have difference makers from the 1st two rounds
They'd better. They're certainly looking at it that way, having put both directly into the starting lineup.
and was this "Raider Jake" from Iowa?[Comment From Jake:]
Hi Jerry, Ref. Asomugha's request to be used differently in the defense, do you know if he has spoken to Al Davis about it? And does he have his blessing? We all know that is who calls the defense. Thanks!
I think you overstate Davis running the defense. If he sees something he doesn't like he lets the coordinator know about it. But to say he draws up all the defenses is a reach. Davis is fine letting coaches try stuff as long as it works _ if it doesn't, then it becomes an issue.
and I wonder if this was OUR Greg....as in RAIDER Greg? ....doubt it, the spelling is too good, and no "all caps" post [Comment From Greg:]
Do you thinkn there's a chance that Al will try to trade for LT Jared Gaither ??
Didn't Gaither get hurt in Baltimore? Didn't follow up on it. Look, they've got Hue Jackson on staff. If he can sell it to Al (or if he wants to _ Jackson would know exactly how good he is and what kind of guy he is) then who knows?
If you want to read the complete transcript of this week's chat, you can read it here (click on "Replay") :http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2010/08/03/raiders-live-chat-here-on-wednesday-at-11-a-m/
If you guys want to get into next week's chat, I think they are doing one every Wednesday at 11am Pacific time. They always announce it the day before on this web page:http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders