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    Can Mario be super?


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    We shall see... thanks for the read 40!
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    *orig.posted on Saturday, April 05, 2008

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    To Raider fans sick of losing and in todays multi-billion dollar NFL one can be excused for the "want it all, want it now" attitude, but the Raiders seemed to understand early on the big Tackle was going to be a project and took the very old school approach of bringing him along at a decelerated pace, rather than throwing him into the fire.


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    Condolences for the very fine Jerry Mac on the loss of his father.

    Rickey Dudley seemed to shy away from the physicality of football. wish he would've stuck with basketball, but if he'd worked out, he could've been an early version of Atonio Gates or a latter day Tony Gonzales.

    Too bad...

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    Thanks 40!

    The part I enjoyed most was what I thought an insightful view on the Sapp comments:

    – Warren Sapp told the St. Petersburg Times that his experience with the Raiders was “as dark as a black hole” and noted “stuff went on in that organization that shouldn’t go on in sports.”

    What to make of it?

    What did you expect? Sapp came from tremendous success at Tampa to a team with the worst record in the NFL during his tenure. Losing teams get bashed by departing players. All of them. Period.

    Sapp is a more brash, profane version of Tim Brown _ a great storyteller and a remarkable quote, but someone who will fashion his answers for the best effect. When talking to NFL Films about the Bucs Super Bowl season, he said Jon Gruden took them the extra step and his hiring was necessary to get there.

    Now he is saying Tony Dungy baked the cake, and all Gruden did was put on the icing. And you can make the argument that both answers are right.
    Yep.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MileHighRaider View Post
    Thanks 40!

    The part I enjoyed most was what I thought an insightful view on the Sapp comments:



    Yep.

    Sappy understand the value of a sound byte.

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    thanks 40

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    Thanks, nice read..

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    Perhaps Henderson isn’t physical because he is not yet sure of his footwork or responsibilities. He was a late-bloomer of sorts at Florida State and the same thing could be going on in the NFL.

    The “passion” issue is more troubling. Kiffin talked of developing the trait, but is that even possible? You’re either passionate about something or you aren’t. If Henderson isn’t consumed by the desire to be a great player, it doesn’t seem likely to happen because his coach said it should. That doesn’t mean he can’t be a professional, a clock-puncher who works at his craft even if he doesn’t love it, but it certainly could prevent him from being an elite player.
    Time will only tell. If you remember when Favre came into the league, he wasn't serious at all about what he was doing for the team. He grew up and became one of the best QB's ever. You can't judge a book by it's cover. Hell, look how much of a bust Ryan Leaf was!

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    We wasted a third round pick on Mario, he needs to step up and play better then what we saw from Cronell Green last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 82rediar View Post
    We wasted a third round pick on Mario, he needs to step up and play better then what we saw from Cronell Green last year.
    Word, we could have picked up a defensive tackle with that pick.

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    He may take a while. I'd give him more than a year.

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    To early to judge him,we knew he was a few years away from starting when we drafted him.Hopefully he makes a push to start this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapshotartist View Post
    Word, we could have picked up a defensive tackle with that pick.
    Well, to the Raiders credit we did need an offensive tackle at the time. Now it's time for Mario to prove that he was a worthy third round pick.

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    I'm not giving up on him just yet, it may take a few years but he has potential to be very good from what i've heard.

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    Hopefully a late bloomer, but always seemed like a project to me. I haven't seen him play at all so I can't really judge him.

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