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Raiders scoff at Schefter's report

It’s the little traditions that make covering football so much fun.

On Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN said that everyone on the Raiders roster was available for a trade.  By one estimation, this was either the third or fourth consecutive year we’ve heard a version of this report. 

It was only a matter of time, then, before the Raiders shot down Schefter publicly as a rumor mongerer.  Their 17-9 loss to the 49ers probably left the team too depressed to post an official statement on the team’s website, so a few front office executives “scoffed” about the report to the Contra Costa Times instead.

“Does [Schefter] really think that we would trade Nnamdi [Asomugha],
Richard [Seymour], Rolando [McClain] or either of our running backs? You do that math on that one,” the anonymous exec told Steve Corkran.

So just in case any teams out there are interested, let’s be clear: The 31-year-old defensive tackle making $12.398 million on the 31st-ranked rush defense is not available.  Carry on.

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  1. CJ2K says: Oct 18, 2010 3:03 PM

    So just in case any teams out there are interested, let’s be clear: The 31-year-old defensive tackle making $12.398 million on the 31st-ranked rush defense is not available. Carry on
    thats Pure gold rosenthal, pure gold

  2. BCfromHell says: Oct 18, 2010 3:04 PM

    Yes…, I think the Raiders would trade any of their players…, but I think what Adam Schpincter was reporting was that if another team was interested in any of the coaching staff, strength & conditioning guys, medical personnel.., anybody…, the Raiders are willing to talk trades.

  3. raybin says: Oct 18, 2010 3:09 PM

    To be fair to Seymour, he’s been giving consistent, hard effort. He’s just the only one on the defensive interior who’s even trying.

  4. KingCody says: Oct 18, 2010 3:20 PM

    Wow. How original, another attack on the Raiders. You must know that a majority of Raider fans want Al Davis to retire gracefully and allow the organization to return to glory, but it’s not a democracy. The exec is exactly right though, there is no way the Raiders get rid of Nnamdi, McFadden, Bush, or McClain. He probably included Seymour just out of respect. But, wouldn’t most NFL rosters have about 4-10 guys who are untouchable and the rest be willing to trade? Seems like Schefter is reaching for a story here based on his history with the Raiders.

  5. tomservo24 says: Oct 18, 2010 3:20 PM

    “So just in case any teams out there are interested, let’s be clear: The 31-year-old defensive tackle making $12.398 million on the 31st-ranked rush defense is not available. Carry on.”
    Bwahahahaha…good one, Rosenthal. I love it.

  6. MuskyHunter2542 says: Oct 18, 2010 3:37 PM

    Nnamdi Asomugha and McFadden to the packers for a pick

  7. youngtorice says: Oct 18, 2010 3:37 PM

    Man you fools take way too many jabs at the raiders. Where’s Carolina’s, San Diego’s, Buffalo’s love at? You seem to take jabs at the raiders even when they pull off a good win. get over yourselves. In fact I haven’t even seen many jabs at the 49ers even though they started 0-5. How about you take the obvious shots that Singletary shouldn’t be coaching. Help a fan out here. That A-hole is in way over his head and it showed yesterday with the penalties and sending too many/few players out there on multiple occasions.

  8. LiPo says: Oct 18, 2010 3:39 PM

    This is a perfectly good article for once by Rosenthal.
    All you bashers out there are just so bitter that your team is piece of garbage.
    Honestly why wouldn’t you trade Asomugha or Seymour? Are you paying them way too much money to not make the playoffs every year.
    On a team this bad you need to get a bunch of above average players anyway you can instead of one or two excellent players mixed in with poor talent.
    Btw Raiders fans are the crust off of a leperous goat’s anus. They are only 1 step above Eagle’s fans.

  9. SDW2001 says: Oct 18, 2010 3:39 PM

    KingCody says:
    October 18, 2010 3:20 PM
    Wow. How original, another attack on the Raiders. You must know that a majority of Raider fans want Al Davis to retire gracefully
    —Too later for that. He’s already made the Raiders the laughing stock of the NFL.

  10. broncoMaineiac says: Oct 18, 2010 3:40 PM

    This is an excellent (error free) joke!:
    “So just in case any teams out there are interested, let’s be clear: The 31-year-old defensive tackle making $12.398 million on the 31st-ranked rush defense is not available. Carry on.”
    BRILLIANT.

  11. NinerDynasty says: Oct 18, 2010 3:52 PM

    @ youngtorice
    I agree with you, but as sing would say.. first and foremost, ALEX SMITH needs to go ASAP! i’ve had enough of this incompetent idiot! and why do you trade shaun hill to get a backup that you don’t trust? WTF is wrong with you!?!?

  12. Raider Redleg says: Oct 18, 2010 3:52 PM

    While I share the same low opinion of Rosenthall/Silva as “ignoringthehaters” in their reporting of the Raiders; after yesterday’s performance (which went from “Battle of the Bay” to “Bay of Pigs”), it is hard to defend this coaching staff OR the current roster.
    If you can pull Jacarcass for Charlie Frye LAST YEAR then why don’t the heck you pull Campbell for Boller? Would Boller done better than a 10.7 QB rating and five straight three and outs? I sure as heck would have liked to see him TRY!
    Simply outplayed and outcoached yesterday during a rivalry game that meant the difference between turning the corner after eight years or more of the same…PITFUL.
    Back to Adam’s report…Raiders have NO #1 pick next year and more needs than the Octomom.
    Al SHOULD listen to any and all offers…Seymour and Asomugha could help teams like the Colts (Run D) and Vikings (Pass Defense). See what you can get for Michael Bush and give the job full time to D-Mac. Wimbley would be a great pass rusher for a team looking for help in that area.
    None of them will make this team a playoff team either this year or next (TOO MANY HOLES on the roster and NO GM to fix them anyway, or a COACH that will get the job done and win more than one game in a row)
    Other than those there, I don’t think there isn’t anyone on the roster that someone would give a draft pick up for and that should tell you all you need to know about what needs to happen to the Raiders’ Roster and Coaching staff (KABOOM).
    But wait to the end of the year so all the Patsy posters can keep with their favorite saying:
    “With the first pick in the 2011 Draft, the Patriots via trade with the Oakland Raiders select….”

  13. twinkletoes says: Oct 18, 2010 4:17 PM

    If anything, this team needs to trade for players. God, I was not happy when the Hawks were able to obtain Marshawn Lynch for a can of beans. We could’ve brought in Lynch and then moved Bush to address our many other needs.
    The only needs that the team would have a shot at are at linebacker or NT. How many three techniques does one team need? And why is Houston, a natural 3-tech in the Geral McCoy mold playing DE? Undead Al is just stunting his progress. I know, I know, Henderson plays NT; I’m talking about a healthy NT that can play today. Shaun Rogers anyone? As long as we’re collecting 3s, how ’bout Haynesworth as well?
    If anything, this team needs to accumulate draft picks so that they can draft basically everything.
    This team is basically done for the year. They’re gonna start packing it in, playing not to get hurt.

  14. iampats says: Oct 18, 2010 4:18 PM

    RaiderRedleg,
    I don’t think the Patriots will have the first pick in the draft via the Raiders, that belongs to Buffalo who may not win a game this season.
    We are fine with a top ten pick in 2011 via Oakland, which it seems to be where the Raiders have always picked since 2005 draft.
    Sounds like dreams of the playoffs and sugar plum fairies no longer exist in the Bay Area.

  15. Steve W. says: Oct 18, 2010 4:25 PM

    “Does [Schefter] really think that we would trade Nnamdi [Asomugha], Richard [Seymour], Rolando [McClain] or either of our running backs? You do that math on that one,” the anonymous exec told Steve Corkran.
    ______________________________
    In order:
    Nnamdi: Yes. They way his contract is structured makes bringing him back next year questionable. He’ll likely hit free agency after this year, so why not trade him if the price is right? It’s not like they look capable of making a playoff run this season.
    Seymour: Yes. They traded a first round pick for him, and have been trying to sign him to an extension ever since. That hasn’t worked so far, and there’s no reason to think it will work this offseason. Seymour is going to hit the free market where he can pick the team and the deal that most appeals to him. If you’re not likely to keep him for much longer, then why not try and recoup some of what you gave up for him? The only impediment to a trade is that Seymour would have to sign off on the team, or he could scuttle the deal by saying he won’t sign an extension.
    McClain: No. He’s the first 1st round pick in a while that looks to be worth that pick. Hold on to him, and develop him while you rebuild the team around him.
    RBs (aka McFadden and Bush): Yes. McFadden has never lived up to his early 1st round pick. Every time it looks like he might be getting more reliable he gets injured. As for Bush, they keep trying to give the start to someone else. The only reason Bush is starting is because McFadden is injured.
    So, not counting some of the rookies who they’re going to want to see develop, who should be on the do not trade list? Their most talented players aren’t likely to be with the team for long anyway.

  16. HarrisonHits says: Oct 18, 2010 4:28 PM

    “With the first pick in the 2011 Draft, the Patriots via trade with the Oakland Raiders select….”
    @Raider Redleg,
    I doubt very much the Pats would actually use the top pick. Too much cost with way too much risk/reward possibility.
    If the Raiders did end up generating the 1st pick in the draft for the Pats, they would trade down for a lower first and multiple seconds.

  17. MercyMe says: Oct 18, 2010 4:37 PM

    Nobody is taking a shot at the Raiders. The Raiders do a lot of stupid stuff, and people have to report on it. That’s the way this works. Good organizations don’t comment on speculation from insiders. The Raiders are just like a pack of 4 year olds. Trying to fight EVERY battle while continuing to be complete unaware of the big picture.
    i hope the corspe in the PJs carries on for another 100 years.

  18. Deb says: Oct 18, 2010 5:07 PM

    I’m thrilled with Pouncey … but I’d have killed to get McClain. Unfortunately, I really don’t think the Raiders are foolish enough to give him up even if we had something worthwhile to trade that we could afford to give up.

  19. Brazy says: Oct 18, 2010 5:10 PM

    Raiders Rings = 3
    Your team?
    Thought so.

  20. sullijo says: Oct 18, 2010 5:11 PM

    Lately, seems like every year the Raiders are picked as the “sleeper” team that’s “ready to emerge” and every year they end up like this.
    That San Diego win doesn’t look as impressive now….

  21. Nomesayin'? says: Oct 18, 2010 5:11 PM

    I seriously suspect that the purple drank is still in that lockerroom. There’s NO WAY pro football players can look that bad every week.
    It’s either the drank, or the players have had a secret mutiny to sabotage the franchise. I’ve been a Raider fan for 35 years, & I have never seen players as stupid as this. I can’t even watch the highlites, it’s sooooo bad. The NFLN doesn’t even make jokes about the team anymore because the players are so awful, it’s like picking on mentally disabled children.
    Every week they make the same stupid mistakes. Every week they lose ugly, & when they win, they win ugly.
    Look at the scrappy Lions, or Rams. At least they put up a fight & their games are watchable.
    Something drastic needs to happen. The NFL needs a strong Raiders team, not a silver & black clown car.
    Maybe the idiot players should pay attention during ‘install’ & film sessions instead of daydreaming about getting high & hittin’ da club.
    How the hell can these guys dare to show up for their game checks every Tuesday?
    No pride. No shame. These guys aren’t Raiders. They’re evil imposters. They’re not even old enough to understand the heritage of the organization. They’re too dumb to realize that THEY are the reason the team is a joke. The tape of their stupidity will endure forever. Even their grandchildren will be able to see how awful they were, generations from now.

  22. FearGunner says: Oct 18, 2010 5:14 PM

    The Raiders are garbage. Long live Al Davis!

  23. Raiders757 says: Oct 18, 2010 5:33 PM

    Anyone who puts any stock in anything Adam Schefter, ESPN, or PFT have to say about the Raiders, is a complete and total moron. It’s that simple. Believe what you want to believe, but it proves your bulb isn’t brightly lit if you take their word as gospel. Do a little research before you buy into anything about the Raiders or any other team for that matter. It’s what educated fans do. Of course, I know that’s asking a lot from some you tools around here.
    I think it’s pretty obvious that the entire team isn’t on the trading block. I think even 3G Rosenthal realizes this. It’s pathetic and sad that so many of you buy into this garbage.
    That being said, I could care less if the entire team were traded away. Anything to get rid of Jason Campbell, is good trade to me. Hell ,I would even throw in Al Davis if I could.

  24. JimmyY says: Oct 18, 2010 5:33 PM

    HarrisonHits is right. Pats don’t need first round picks, cost too much for the value unless draft gets capped in the next CBA. Pates collect second rounders which they value more. Raiders have had, what, like 5, top ten draft picks the last 5 years, whereas the Pats have had, what, 0? …and what have the comparative records been the last five years. Oh, and Belichick vs. Cable Guy as coach, that counts, to.

  25. iusedtobeteddybayer says: Oct 18, 2010 5:45 PM

    Keep moving, sir. Nothing going on here.
    The most amazing thing, though, is that Cable can coach. No, wait. The most amazing thing is that having proved to not be horrible, Cable hasn’t yet been fired.
    “Committment to Excellence”. Uh-huh. ‘Course, on the other hand, a committment is hard to qualify. Maybe at this point, the last 15 years or so too, this IS a committment to excellence. No trophies, but dammit man! We’re commited.
    How pathetic.

  26. JakeDSnake says: Oct 18, 2010 6:24 PM

    Brazy says:
    October 18, 2010 5:10 PM
    Raiders Rings = 3
    Your team? Thought so.
    Exactly right brother! So what if the Packers have 12 NFL titles – they haven’t won since 1997! HaHa what a joke!
    …and those Bears, 9 NFL titles – but none since 1985!
    …and the Giants, 7 titles but none since 2007, losers!
    …and the Steelers, 6 titles – but what’s it been? Two years? HaHa!
    …and the Redskins, 5 titles but none since 1991? Jokes!
    …and the 49ers, 5 titles but zip have come since 1994 – pansies!
    …the Cowboys have 5 titles, but get this none since 1995! What a joke!
    …the Colts have 4 titles but haven’t raised the championship since 2006! Loo-oo-sers!
    …the Rams have 3 titles, but not since 1999!
    …the Patriots have 3 titles, but none since 2004 – I mean, who was even President way back then?
    None of those teams have it as good as the Raiders! Just Win Baby!!

  27. JakeDSnake says: Oct 18, 2010 6:31 PM

    …and nobody cares Browns fans, that you have 8 NFL titles if they all happened before the 1983 season! And you Lions fans and your 4 NFL titles all before 1983!
    The Raiders are better than the ten teams that have more titles and better than the two teams with just as many titles who have won one of them since 1983!
    All you haters from those 19 teams we are soooo much better than when it comes to championships can just stand in awe of our awesomeness!

  28. FireJerryJones says: Oct 18, 2010 6:48 PM

    Wow.
    Oddly when you put it that way… nobody would trade a first round pick for Seymour AND his $12 Million salary.
    These guys can’t get out of their own way.
    Jerry Jones looks more like Al Davis to me every day.

  29. trickybastard says: Oct 18, 2010 6:52 PM

    Rosenthal, did you get your material from Silva??

  30. CaliBoy says: Oct 18, 2010 7:55 PM

    Anon Raider Executive=John Herrera aka Al’s lap puppet and the only exec the team has.
    Rolando McLain=Flozell Adams impersonating a linebacker
    Nmandi=Overrated player who’s more interested in gladhanding players on the winning team after every dreadful Raider loss

  31. tooz56 says: Oct 18, 2010 7:57 PM

    No….that 31 yr old DT is playing very well, and is a team leader. The run defense is struggling because of that 1 or 2 huge play they give up each week because the safeties suck.
    And isn’t EVERY player open for trade on EVERY team if the price is right ??

  32. comment_submission_error says: Oct 18, 2010 8:45 PM

    LiPo says: October 18, 2010 3:39 PM
    This is a perfectly good article for once by Rosenthal.
    All you bashers out there are just so bitter that your team is piece of garbage.
    Btw Raiders fans are the crust off of a leperous goat’s anus. They are only 1 step above Eagle’s fans.
    Goat anus smack? You must be seriously impressed with what you see in the bathroom mirror.
    Greggg did make a valid point, though. Seymour was supposed to make a difference, but he doesn’t. He’s just another guy on that defense. Still, you can’t trade everybody, and the guys you can afford to lose, like Richard, give a poor return on investment. Doesn’t matter if it’s a 1 for Seymour or a 4 for Campbell, you can’t get back the pick you spent.

  33. 1nationraidernation says: Oct 18, 2010 9:50 PM

    hey Gregg, knowing your a hater and all ..you said it right…..seymour is being paid 12 million this year, franchised as DE, but playing DT and next year franchised as a DT for only 6million. so the raiders will have gotten 3 years for approx 2o million, which is 4 million less then whats the pats paid him just for the single 2006 season….but give the raiders two first round picks and they will trade him….i mean in all reality isn’t everybody , and everything negotiable, and can be had for the right price.

  34. Deb says: Oct 18, 2010 10:13 PM

    CaliBoy = Idiot who wouldn’t know a football from a surf board.

  35. JakeDSnake says: Oct 18, 2010 10:37 PM

    If you franchise a player, you must pay the player a salary equal to the average for the top three salaries at the position – OR give the player a 20% raise, whichever is greater: Seymour’s franchise number next year would be about 13.5 million. Ouch! That will probably be close to ten percent of the total salary cap.

  36. hendeeze says: Oct 18, 2010 11:18 PM

    Lol you raider fans keep coming back for more TRUTH. They arent hating on you, they are telling you the truth. The raiders suck, and will continue to suck so long as Al has control over the team. Just like you took out the trash with JaPurpleDrinkss you will need to do the same with Old Al. You can blame modern medicine for keeping your football team down. Dont blame PFT

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