Raiders Blog and Q&A

News, observations and reader questions about the Oakland Raiders

January 20, 2008
I'm happy for...

Kevin Boothe. He was truly one of the nicest guys around the Raiders that was cut before the season.

Now he's going to the Super Bowl as a backup offensive lineman for the Giants.

He only appeared in one regular season game because the Giants, who seemed to be hit with a rash of injuries on their line every year, were remarkably healthy in 2007.

Boothe was thought to be the Raiders' best lineman in 2006 by many, but Lane Kiffin didn't think he was athletic enough to play for him.

I know Kevin would like to be playing more, but I also know he'll enjoy the next two weeks and seeing what it's like to go from being on the worst team in the NFL to being on one of the final two teams.

The same goes for Dave Tollefson, the Giants defensive end that was picked up from the Raiders' practice squad.

He was telling me all about playing Halo 3 before he left for New York. And I got the game after he was gone and never finished the tutorial he started with me.

And for those you that seem to care so much (and I'm not sure why), I have taken a new photo for the blog. One in which I don't look so sad/angry to have my job. It should be up sometime in the next few days.

I'll be enjoying the MLK holiday tomorrow and imagine most of you will too. I'll be back Tuesday answering more questions and taking a look at the Raiders' options at running back (at least that's the plan for now).

But if there's something of note to get out there (perhaps Kiffin speaks at the Senior Bowl) I might check in sooner.

I did try to get him on the phone before this weekend and that didn't happen.

--Jason Jones

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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