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Pirate Booty: Falcons-Raiders Scrimmage, Shared Stadium with 49ers, and More

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Let's see what's brewin' in our pot of Raiders News this morning. Actually, I'll start with what's not brewing. I didn't run across any new Nnamdi Asomugha rumors. This can only mean teams have forgotten about him being a free agent and have consequently lost interest. This should make it much easier to re-sign him.

What is floating around is talk of actual football—like real competitive football against other teams. Check it out:

Falcons vs. Raiders next week? - NFC South Blog - ESPN
D. Orlando Ledbetter reports the Falcons and Raiders could gather for an 11-on-11 scrimmage in the Atlanta area next week (quoted from source).

Other rumors had it as 7-on-7, and they were all of the non-contact variety. Of course, most felt this was unnecessary given it was so early in the offseason.

These rumors were very short lived. Jump over....

Falcons will not scrimmage the Raiders next week | Atlanta Falcons
Thursday Two leaders of the Falcons' seven-on-seven workouts told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution after Thursday's workout that they had not been contacted by the Raiders (quoted from source).

Falcons TWESTOTE of the Day: Nobody is Gonna Bite the Dust - The Falcoholic

The Falcons SB Nation site was relieved that Falcons players said they weren't going to scrimmage. James Rael wrote that Falcons fans didn't need to worry about their players getting hurt, and that these guys know what they are doing.

I can certainly understand why no player would want to increase their chance of injury during a lockout, and no contact of not, putting these guys in a competitive setting definitely increases the chances of injury.

Things have a way of getting out of hand once people start competing. I mean I've gone out for a quick game of horse with a friend, and ended up with a bloody nose while fighting for a rebound in an unexpected game of 21 and a few disparaging comments concerning our mothers. Things just tend to escalate.

I will say it is pretty awesome, if the reports are true about the Raiders asking the Falcons, that they challenged. The Raiders are eager to play football. They don't care where; they don't care when; they just want to kick some ass.

Speaking of that, here is another report of their get together hopefully building team camaraderie.

Campbell And Seymour Hoping Raiders South Gives Team A Lift | Football News Now
While yesterday’s court ruling keeps the NFL business shut down for now, Oakland Raiders players are getting down to the business of team building  starting next Monday in Atlanta. Quarterback Jason Campbell and defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who both have ties to the Atlanta area, have organized a week of ...

Raiders in depth: Can Jason Campbell take the next step? - The Huddle: Football News from the NFL -

USA Today takes a look at five big questions for the Raiders 2011 season.

...Whenever that happens, and Jason Whitlock says we shouldn't care.

Don't get sucked in to lockout hysteria - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
The alarmists are out in full force, but dont believe you cant live without football. In fact, the league could use a comeuppance, says Jason Whitlock (quoted from source).

Wylie bides his time with Mushroom Society - Inside the Oakland Raiders 

Jerry McDonald offers us a look at the Raiders new offensive line coach. The guy definitely has his work cut out for him.

Fooch, of Niners Nation fame, has a good look at the possibility of a joint stadium.

49ers Stadium Issues: Oakland Raiders fans versus San Francisco 49ers Fans - Niners Nation

What do you guys think about this? I am all for it. I don't care if they share a stadium. To me, it would be Raider Stadium, and in these economic times it seems to be the most reasonable solution.

And now for something that will never happen.

Rumor: Donovan McNabb A "Perfect Fit" For Raiders | Football News Now
Could the Oakland Raiders go quarterback shopping in Washington for a second straight year? Perhaps. Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post believes there is a chance Donovan McNabb could land a spot on the Raiders roster this season. Volin believes Oakland "seems like the perfect spot" for the Redskins (quoted from source).

Previously on Silver and Black Pride....

What's Tweeting in Raider Nation? - Silver And Black Pride
Things I've learned about the Raiders from Twitter

Oakland Raiders Will Get No Sympathy From the NFL When Traveling East - Silver And Black Pride
A look at a study of west coast teams performance when traveling east, and the leagues plans (or lack thereof) to change it.

Oakland Raider Rolando McClain: What Improvements Can the Raiders Expect in Year 2? - Silver And Black Pride
Taking a look at the stats of other middle linebackers from their first two season to see what the Raiders can expect from Rolando McClain

Richard Seymour tells Rich Gannon and Adam Schein, "I was born to be a Raider..." - Silver And Black Pride
From an interview on SiriusXM radio's Blitz w/ Adam Schein and Rich Gannon interview with Richard Seymour: "I was born to be a Raider.