Speaking on a Raiders' season ticket holders conference call earlier this week, coach Jon Gruden was asked if Oakland had done enough to shore up the middle of its defense. Gruden proceeded to gush about his new 35-year-old linebacker.
"Last time I was here at Oakland we stole Rich Gannon from Kansas City, we took Andre Rison from the Chiefs, we took Albert Lewis from the Chiefs," Gruden said. "We love stealing from the Chiefs. So now we got Derrick Johnson and I'm on my way to the Raiders store to pick up a Derrick JohnsonRaiders jersey. I'm gonna wear it home tonight."