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Bill Romanowski rips Rolando McClain yet again


Spending most of the day in nickel defense against the Falcons, the Raiders didn’t use middle linebacker Rolando McClain much.

He was on the field for just 17 of 55 defensive snaps against the Falcons, as rookie Miles Burris and first-year Raider Phillip Wheeler got most of the snaps in coverage.

And that gave former Raiders linebacker Bill Romanowski an idea for how McClain could spend the free time.

He was delivering water to Burris and Wheeler,” Romanowski said on Comcast California’s Raiders Press Conference Live, via CSNBayArea. “Water and Gatorade.”

Romanowski has been a steady critic of the former eighth overall pick in the 2010 draft.

Two weeks ago, when the Raiders were blasted at Denver, Romanowski referred to McClain as a “puppy hunter, . . . little white poodles.”


“I can’t call him anything but Mr. McClain right now,” Romanowski said. “He doesn’t deserve to be called by his first name.

“If he was one of the guys, if he was out there kicking ass, he’d be ‘Ro.’ He’s Mr. McClain until I see him go out and crack some heads like he did in the first game. Because he’s got that ability.”

Such that the Romanowski seal of approval is something you seek, McClain apparently has a ways to go before he earns it.

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15 Responses to “Bill Romanowski rips Rolando McClain yet again”
  1. goraidersgospurs says: Oct 18, 2012 8:36 AM

    Just fight him bill, get it over with!!!

  2. trollhammer20 says: Oct 18, 2012 8:40 AM

    Actually Romo wants McClain to start cracking heads in practice, like he used to do back in the day.

  3. tdk24 says: Oct 18, 2012 9:01 AM

    I’m surprised Bill doesn’t have Meningitis yet.

  4. schmitty2 says: Oct 18, 2012 9:17 AM

    The only way Mclain will get Romo’s respect is if he gets on the juice and spits in opponents faces

  5. essentialsausage says: Oct 18, 2012 9:22 AM

    Maybe steroids would help him play better. Bill, you ought to hook him up with your connections.

  6. geniusfan says: Oct 18, 2012 9:23 AM

    Calling someone Mr. doesn’t usually indicate disrespect.

    But then again I’m not expecting anything that comes out of Romanowski’s mouth to make much sense.

  7. zor9999 says: Oct 18, 2012 9:41 AM

    McClain should find JJ Stokes and spit in his face. That will gain Romo’s respect.

  8. joetoronto says: Oct 18, 2012 9:57 AM

    You guys make your jokes but I’ll tell you this, I wish McClain, and everybody else, played with the passion Romo played with.

    If Romo was on your team you loved him, otherwise, you hated him.

    The fact is, McClain has been outplayed by a rookie, Miles Burris.

  9. r8rsfan says: Oct 18, 2012 10:05 AM

    Couldn’t agree with Romo more. Mr. McClain is basically JaMarcus Russell the sequel.

  10. lostsok says: Oct 18, 2012 10:10 AM

    Romo is a classless d-bag.

    There are legitimate criticisms to be made regarding McClain. This isn’t one of them. And there are legitimate football analysts to make them. And Romo ain’t it…

  11. rajbais says: Oct 18, 2012 10:34 AM

    I don’t have to hear Romanowski’s voice to find that rant (albeit accurate) stupid.

    How can you bear his voice when the thoughts don’t come out in words with more flow?

    He already had 26 recorded concussions!!

    New Rule: The sound of your voice and flow of speech should matter when you’re on radio!!!

    When he has neither and does sound stupid because of the way he thinks it shows you how dumb radio stations are to hire him!!!!

  12. r8rh8r says: Oct 18, 2012 11:21 AM

    Commitment to Excrement…Even post-retirement. Stay classy Bill. You always were….

  13. raiderapologist says: Oct 18, 2012 7:34 PM

    Bill is a nut job, and I don’t know why people seek out his opinion, but he’s right about McClain. That dude is a bust.

  14. dd393 says: Oct 18, 2012 7:49 PM

    I think Romanowski had one too many concussions.

  15. chi01town says: Oct 18, 2012 10:46 PM

    um surprised this peace of slime is still alive. Bill go home an stay away from the media cause YOU ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO LET THEM GET YOU HURT. This is 2012 an this young guys will put you in a box because of your mouth. I still dont like this guy

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