Miles Burris a 'diamond in the rough'

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Miles Burris a 'diamond in the rough'

Miles Burris wasnt exactly a cant miss player in the 2012NFL Draft. In fact, NFL teams elected to pass on him 128 times. Greg Cosell thinks they missed something.The NFL Films and ESPN NFL analyst told Yahoo Sports heconsiders Burris a diamond in the rough and one of my favorite players.The Raiders selected Burris, an outside linebacker from San Diego State, in the fourth round. Burrisexcelled with the Aztecs last season, leading them with 78 tackles, eight sacksand three fumble recoveries. Burris play helped lead San Diego Stateto an 8-4 record and a berth in the New Orleans Bowl.Cosell said he likes Burris versatility and even thought hecould play middle linebacker. However, Cosell admitted Burris will need toadapt one of his greatest strengths at the college level to succeed in the NFL.The issue he faces is that he rushed the quarterback a lot,and he did that very well at San Diego State,but he was a relentless kind of rusher who showed some power, Cosell said. Hewasnt a bend-the-edge and get low kind of rusher. So I dont know if hes apure pass rusher in the NFL.For an example of a successful NFL pass-rushing linebacker,Burris need only look around the locker room. Rolando McClain recorded fivesacks for the Raiders last season, just his second in the NFL, and his 99tackles were second most on the team.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

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Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

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After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.