Raiders' Rolando McClain can seek trade

Mar 19, 2013 Full story: mercurynews.com 15

Middle linebacker Rolando McClain has been given permission to seek a trade out of Oakland, according to an NFL Network report.

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“Undertaker Raiders Simona S”

Since: Apr 11

The Blackhole

#1 Mar 20, 2013
Pretty clear he disappointed the new regime. I am glad to see us getting a full set of real linebackers rather than converted DEs and undersized speedsters. I did like McClain but he seemed to let the $$$ get to him and make him do dumb things...not that I have any room to talk when it comes to run ins with the law but still
raiderfaith

Clayton, NC

#2 Mar 20, 2013
You are right HC. That said a slap in the face and a change may wake him up. Good for him, bad for us if he does.

Since: Jan 13

United States

#3 Mar 20, 2013
I think he let the money take away some of that Crimson Tide LB spirit. Seems like at time he wasnt even trying. This team doesnt need quiters. Only hitters.

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#4 Mar 20, 2013
if his agent can't get things done, it's gonna suck if we have to just plain release him without being able to trade him for picks in the draft. bet teams are going to wait as long as possible and take a chance to see if he gets released.
RAIDERS 2013!!!

“Undertaker Raiders Simona S”

Since: Apr 11

The Blackhole

#5 Mar 20, 2013
RAIDER MISTERIO OG wrote:
if his agent can't get things done, it's gonna suck if we have to just plain release him without being able to trade him for picks in the draft. bet teams are going to wait as long as possible and take a chance to see if he gets released.
RAIDERS 2013!!!
It will depend on how bad teams want him...I don't expect him to go anywhere until draft day. If that doesn't happen then most teams will do like you said and wait until he gets released so they don't have to pay as big a price
NJ Raider

East Brunswick, NJ

#6 Mar 20, 2013
If his agent can get a trade done I see at best a 4th round pick but realistically a 5th rounder.
Freddy

Granger, IN

#7 Mar 20, 2013
Four things I will remember from McClain's time:

1. The off-field issues came on to the field last year. He is not that bad of a LB.
2. He is the poster child for moving away from his home after entering the NFL and return when he retires. That town did not help his cause.
3. Bashed for his lack of leadership skills, yet talked back to the coaches and was suspended. Most current player on defense leaving in free agency. Telling. Maybe he was more of a leader than was given credit for by the current regime. Let's remember, Defense minded head-coach, young D. Coordinator, record breaking defense for the Raiders in a bad way. RM's "wisdom" to keep the Head Coach and D-Coord. Hmmm.
4. If Mclain goes to a team with experienced coaches like New England or Baltimore (and move out of his town), he will show that he was worthy of the #1 pick. He will do big things.
kevin

Dudley, MA

#8 Mar 21, 2013
idk that anyone would trade him i'd take blount form tampa straight up trade ed dickson from ravens instead of their tenure they put on him in a straight up trade they need lbs. a 7th rd pick for him and practice squad player doesent matter to me. he might actually get better once hes out of oakland. Any team running a 3-4 defence might be able to get something out of him. he was certinly not made to be a 4-3 mlb but he sure cant play for our team. i say if nobody trades for him, dont cut him (we will be paying more for him undercap if he goes) and keep him on scout team and or inactive or ir

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#9 Mar 22, 2013
i bet the bears take a shot at mcclain! NO URLACHER!
but, would urlacher land here? or too old?
RAIDERS 2013!!!
Laughing Bear Fan

Denver, CO

#10 Mar 22, 2013
The Jets would give you a 5th rounder and throw a worthless QB named Tebow in as well

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#11 Mar 22, 2013
Laughing Bear Fan wrote:
The Jets would give you a 5th rounder and throw a worthless QB named Tebow in as well
don't laugh to hard. tebow is on his way for an interview with the bears as we speak (lol).
RAIDERS 2013!!!

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#12 Mar 22, 2013
RAIDER MISTERIO OG wrote:
i bet the bears take a shot at mcclain! NO URLACHER!
but, would urlacher land here? or too old?
RAIDERS 2013!!!
dj williams huh? damn! jelouse!
RAIDERS 2013!!!
Freddy

Granger, IN

#13 Mar 22, 2013
RAIDER MISTERIO OG wrote:
i bet the bears take a shot at mcclain! NO URLACHER!
but, would urlacher land here? or too old?
RAIDERS 2013!!!
I thought the same thing when the Urlacher news broke.
Freddy

Granger, IN

#14 Mar 22, 2013
RAIDER MISTERIO OG wrote:
<quoted text>don't laugh to hard. tebow is on his way for an interview with the bears as we speak (lol).
RAIDERS 2013!!!
Well. Trestman was around Steve Young.

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#15 Mar 22, 2013
Freddy wrote:
Four things I will remember from McClain's time:
1. The off-field issues came on to the field last year. He is not that bad of a LB.
2. He is the poster child for moving away from his home after entering the NFL and return when he retires. That town did not help his cause.
3. Bashed for his lack of leadership skills, yet talked back to the coaches and was suspended. Most current player on defense leaving in free agency. Telling. Maybe he was more of a leader than was given credit for by the current regime. Let's remember, Defense minded head-coach, young D. Coordinator, record breaking defense for the Raiders in a bad way. RM's "wisdom" to keep the Head Coach and D-Coord. Hmmm.
4. If Mclain goes to a team with experienced coaches like New England or Baltimore (and move out of his town), he will show that he was worthy of the #1 pick. He will do big things.
I agree 100%
I will add a 5th thing and that is him having a different defensive coordinator every year and anytime you change coordinators frequently like that with a young guy that is expected to be the leader of the unit, that can be hard on him mentally and affect his leadership skills in a bad way.

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