Falcons will not scrimmage the Raiders next week

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UPDATE, 4:39 P.M., Thursday

Two leaders of the Falcons’ seven-on-seven workouts told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution after Thursday’s workout that they have not been contacted by the Oakland Raiders about having a passing camp scrimmage and doubted that they would agree to such a scrimmage.

The Raiders are set to hold a passing camp next week in Duluth, less than 10 miles from where the Falcons are set to workout.

The Falcons expressed a concern about players getting injured in a competitive environment during the lockout.

ORIGINAL POST

About 40 members of the Oakland Raiders are set to hold their passing camp next Tuesday through Friday in Duluth.

Defensive end Richard Seymour, the former University of Georgia star, is hosting the camp that will be held at the Competitive Edge Sports complex.

Seymour will run the defense and quarterback Jason Campbell will lead the offense.

“Men, I hope that everyone is well and staying in shape because we are going to outwork everyone we face this season,” Seymour wrote in an e-mail to the Raiders. “It starts right now in the offseason.”

There has been some talk about an 11-on-11 passing scrimmage against the Falcons, who are practicing in a nearby suburb.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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104 comments Add your comment

JRHD

May 18th, 2011
5:04 pm

It is amazing to see how hard some of these athletes/teams are working in absence of the league’s rules and oversight. I really hope no one is hurt in any of these workouts.

I like this idea

May 18th, 2011
5:06 pm

The Falcon Avenger

May 18th, 2011
5:24 pm

If the Raiders want some…COME GET SOME!!!! GO FALCONS!!

The Enforcer

May 18th, 2011
5:43 pm

While they’re there in Atlanta, the Raiders should force the Falcons to go back to their original uniforms, instead of the black rip-offs they’ve been wearing since the Jerry Glanville era. Then they can head to NC and beat the Silver and Black out of the Panthers and leave them blue. After that, finish off with a violent vacation in Tampa Bay, home of the logo-stealing, wannabe Bucs.

hiramsaint

May 18th, 2011
7:02 pm

the bucs beat the raiders in the superbowl

Ueeediot

May 18th, 2011
7:25 pm

LMAO about the thought of Jason Campbell “leading” the Raiders to 4-12, if they are lucky.

Mave

May 18th, 2011
9:18 pm

Wonder if they would charge admission and let fans watch the scrimmage. They could donate the proceeds to charity and look real good, maybe for kids only and send the money to ‘make a wish’…just brainstorming at the thought of a football like substance taking place next week.

DR. FALCON

May 19th, 2011
12:52 am

I LIVE IN RAIDER COUNTRY OUT HERE! MY WIFE IS A RAIDER FAN! GO GET THEM FALCONS!

Jonkdawg

May 19th, 2011
1:18 am

Oh boy, some body gonna get hurt!

Rikus

May 19th, 2011
1:31 am

What are 40 of the Raiders doing in Georgia? Hey, as long as they’re locked out, the players might as well organize a “scrimmage league,” complete with team records.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 19th, 2011
8:53 am

Rikus — Seymour is orchestrating this.

Al Davis

May 19th, 2011
9:19 am

Atlanta…enjoy your 5 minutes of fame because you will once again be “The Atlanta Falcons” in the not too distant future. Remember what happened when Deion Sanders left? Hahahahaha!

eM

May 19th, 2011
9:32 am

Al Davis

May 19th, 2011
9:19 am
Atlanta…enjoy your 5 minutes of fame because you will once again be “The Atlanta Falcons” in the not too distant future. Remember what happened when Deion Sanders left? Hahahahaha!

REALLY????? A Raiders fan who wants to talk trash…….REALLY?

Barry

May 19th, 2011
9:38 am

Hey Y’all:

The Raiders are in the South because they know this is football country, not the wineries of San Francisco and the flower children. There here to get a taste of what it feels like in “ONE HEARTBEAT!!!” country. Falcons, do socilize with these guys but do not practice wih them. You know your competiveness will get in the way and someone may get hurt. Stay cool until real practice starts. Let’s do this in “ONE HEARTBEAT!!!” We do not want other teams to orchestrate what we do in our state. Stay pat and do not practice against these Raiders. Keep your edge, your secrecy, and your health. Don’t practice against them. “Don’t do it” in “ONE HEARTBEAT!!”.

GO FALCONS!!!!

SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a SECRET from a FALCON FAN. TELL EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!

………………………..”ONE HEARTBEAT, BABY!!!………….

yeahsure

May 19th, 2011
9:39 am

@eM

Haha.. my thoughts exactly.

Lunatik Raider

May 19th, 2011
9:43 am

And just how many SB’s have the Falcons won? Oh I see, that’s why we can trash talk!

yeahsure

May 19th, 2011
9:45 am

How many records did we break when we played the Raiders in 08? Did they end up having any positive yards? I dont remember.

Anyways, i’m not liking this idea. The chance of injuries is just too big especially against other teams and no coach supervision. Let’s stick with team workouts until training camp. Besides, i think our D will have enough problems lining up against our O.

@Barry

May 19th, 2011
9:47 am

Hey Barry, I love the Falcons more than just about anything in this world. But you can’t steal Ole Miss’ 2008 slogan and claim it is a secret. They did the “one heartbeat” thing already. It’s not a secret and we shouldn’t just steal it from them. Thanks. Go Falcons.

eM

May 19th, 2011
9:49 am

Lunatik Raider

May 19th, 2011
9:43 am
And just how many SB’s have the Falcons won? Oh I see, that’s why we can trash talk!

Really??? Mmmkay…..if it makes you feel better I guess. BWAA HA HA!!!!! What s duffas. The Beatles use to be on top of the charts but those days are gone……same goes for the Raiders. What have they done since?

ddawgdavis

May 19th, 2011
9:52 am

Pretty cool. Think we should all go. DOL do your job and find out where and when, if players want to show the owners what’s up then have fans show up! yes yes I am totally ignoring the logistics of this, screw logistics and facts, I want football damn-it.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 19th, 2011
10:00 am

ddawgdavis — I know where it is. I don’t think they want fans to show up. Will push for you all today.

Al Davis – This isn’t the John Madden Era. He quit coaching years ago.

BIGBEN42

May 19th, 2011
10:07 am

These scrimmage’s will be totally vanilla.No one is going to be foolish enough to get hurt in this nonsense. No more then a gym class.

Innocent Bystander

May 19th, 2011
11:06 am

DOL,

Please do us all a favor and beg and plead with Matt and Coy to make sure they take every precaution possible to insure no one gets hurt. These are two opposing teams and competitive juices will be flowing. There won’t be a zillion coaches running aroung reminding guys to take it easy either. The last thing we need is anyone, Falcon or Raider, getting hurt.

Eric

May 19th, 2011
11:47 am

i wonder if it is open to the public or not. A chance to see my favorite team, the RAIDERS, i would drive to go see them.

Joey

May 19th, 2011
11:54 am

@Barry….The Raiders are in the South because it was the most centraized location…don’t get ahead of yourself buddy…

eM

May 19th, 2011
11:59 am

Eric

May 19th, 2011
11:47 am
i wonder if it is open to the public or not. A chance to see my favorite team, the RAIDERS, i would drive to go see them.

REALLY?

[...] Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour will be hosting a passing camp next Tuesday through Thursday for his Raider teammates down in [...]

Brazy

May 19th, 2011
12:06 pm

RAAAAIIIIIIDDDDDEEEERRRRRSSSSSS!!!!
What have we done lately? Who’s been to the SuperBowl lately? 2002, Raiders, thanks.
Atlanta has a nice squad going, but untill you win something, you’re nothing.
SILVER AND BLACK ATTACK!!!!

Brazy

May 19th, 2011
12:09 pm

download my album HECHO EN CALIFAS for free at http://www.LA2THEBAY.com

Mike Eagle aka Panty Raider

May 19th, 2011
12:10 pm

That lame One Heartbeat isn’t new. Much love for the SEC no doubt, for a few days There’s “A BULLY” in the A T L.. Get down or Lay Down.. Like Big Ben!!

CTK

May 19th, 2011
12:43 pm

Sounds good to me. I’m hoping the owners don’t like this. Their moneymakers…I mean players might get hurt!

Steve-O

May 19th, 2011
1:31 pm

Since 2003 the Raiders are 37-91. The Falcons are 68-60. Nufff said.

P. Bull Terrier

May 19th, 2011
1:47 pm

It’s been so long since the Raiders mattered, most of the people who actually remember those days can hardly figure out how to turn on their computer, much less post on an internet blog.

Competitive Edge Sports is basically a big warehouse. It would be impossible for them to have even a handful of fans inside watching the practice.

hiramsaint

May 19th, 2011
1:50 pm

seems like the saints fans are not the only ones who know what the failcans have or ‘have not’ done. go raiders!

beebee

May 19th, 2011
1:53 pm

Surely you Falcon fans that are bashing the Raiders organization are NOT suggesting that Atlanta’s football history surpasses theirs? ? ? ?

Let’s see: As you leave the Atlanta airport, you are greeted with “Home of the 1998 NFC Champions”

Yes, THAT goes straight to the Hall of Fame there!

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhh!

[...] According to reports, the Raiders could engage in an 11-on-11 scrimmage with the Atlanta Falcons during their self-imposed week long camp. [...]

eM

May 19th, 2011
2:18 pm

hiramsaint

May 19th, 2011
1:50 pm
seems like the saints fans are not the only ones who know what the failcans have or ‘have not’ done. go raiders!

Ok hiramaints, the last thing your team did was get beat by a team in the playoffs who had a 7-9 record. And before you respond, we got globbered by the superbowl champs.

eM

May 19th, 2011
2:19 pm

beebee

May 19th, 2011
1:53 pm
Surely you Falcon fans that are bashing the Raiders organization are NOT suggesting that Atlanta’s football history surpasses theirs? ? ? ?

Let’s see: As you leave the Atlanta airport, you are greeted with “Home of the 1998 NFC Champions”

Yes, THAT goes straight to the Hall of Fame there!

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhh!

Here you go beebee…….

Steve-O
May 19th, 2011
1:31 pm
Since 2003 the Raiders are 37-91. The Falcons are 68-60. Nufff said.

eM

May 19th, 2011
2:20 pm

37-91 in the past 7 years and ya’ll Raiders want to talk smack…….there you go guys, that’s the diffinition of…….idiot.

SouthTexasRaider

May 19th, 2011
2:26 pm

Raiders 18 playoff trips,5 Superbowls,3 rings—compared to—Falcons 10 playoff trips,1 Superbowl,0 rings…..

LMAO!
you might as well be the Atlanta Chargers, lmao!

Larry

May 19th, 2011
2:29 pm

Someone just google a recent photo of Al Davis…This is what I see win I think of the irrelevant Raiders.

Innocent Bystander

May 19th, 2011
2:34 pm

Brazy

May 19th, 2011
12:06 pm
“RAAAAIIIIIIDDDDDEEEERRRRRSSSSSS!!!!
What have we done lately? Who’s been to the SuperBowl lately? 2002, Raiders, thanks.
Atlanta has a nice squad going, but untill you win something, you’re nothing.”

Yes, the Raiders have lost a Superbowl more recently than the Falcons have. Now, let’s take a look at 2011 Oakland Raiders and the 2011 Atlanta Falcons…. which one do you think is more likely to return to the championship game first? Be honest.

SouthTexasRaider

May 19th, 2011
2:40 pm

say what you will about the last 7 seasons, history will repeat itself and we will have another ring before the failcans can get one.

SouthTexasRaider

May 19th, 2011
2:49 pm

Yes, the Raiders have lost a Superbowl more recently than the Falcons have. Now, let’s take a look at 2011 Oakland Raiders and the 2011 Atlanta Falcons…. which one do you think is more likely to return to the championship game first? Be honest
………………………………………………………………………………..
Raiders will, we are up and coming. we make Superbowl runs every decade, that’s why we are the Team Of The Decades. we’ve had seven losing seasons in which you made 4 playoff trips in that time and produced nothing each time. We have history of being in Superbowls, with one appearance like the Failcans its considered luck.

SouthTexasRaider

May 19th, 2011
2:55 pm

can’t even call it a one hit wonder cause yall lost the only 1 big show yall appeared in, lmao!

PureEvil

May 19th, 2011
3:00 pm

the Falcons, who are practicing in a nearby suburb.

Buford High School

SouthTexasRaider

May 19th, 2011
3:16 pm

In 45 years of existence, Falcons are 298–402–6. Their first and ONLY SuperBowl appearance was SuperBowl XXXIII in 1999…………………………………………………………………………………
in 50 years of existence the Raiders are 442-361-11. with 3 NFL Championship Titles.

enough said, History baby! Team Of The Decades! Commitment To Excellence!
RAIDER NATION!

eM

May 19th, 2011
3:27 pm

eM

May 19th, 2011
2:20 pm
37-91 in the past 7 years and ya’ll Raiders want to talk smack…….there you go guys, that’s the diffinition of…….idiot.

eM

May 19th, 2011
3:30 pm

eM

May 19th, 2011
3:27 pm
eM

May 19th, 2011
2:20 pm
37-91 in the past 7 years and ya’ll Raiders want to talk smack…….there you go guys, that’s the diffinition of…….idiot.

PureEvil

May 19th, 2011
3:49 pm

SouthTexasRaider

So let me get this straight. You feel like the Raiders as a franchise is heads over heels better than the Falcons?