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Raiders live chat on Thursday at noon

What will the Raiders do in the wake of Chaz Schilens’ injury? How do some of their individual matchups with the 49ers look?
Get answers to those questions and more on Thursday at noon PDT from Jerry McDonald in our Raiders live chat.

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  • Mistabrown

    Yah! Maybe JLH can slide into that role, and maybe I can slip and fall on Beyonce dyck first! Prob not..

    JLH is a nice piece of the puzzle but he is no number 1. Its going to take every guy stepping up their game. The only #1 we have is Javon IF he get back to his old form….and thats a BIG if!

    # SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Walker better be what we thought….maybe JLH can slide into that number 1 role

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Man that hurts losing Schilens like that.

    Mutha………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Almost like its planned that this stuff happens to the Raiders. That is as big a blow to this offense and JaMarcus Russell as there could be.

    Dammit!

    Last yr it was watching DMAC be hobbled all year with foot injury.

    Son of a b……………………………..

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    JLH & Murphy, reps, reps, reps….

  • Nnamdi21

    I like the photo caption “Get it right or I’ll knock you out.”

    I hope this article is right…

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/exclusives

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Back to Miller time to be honest with you.

    Russell still has some accuracy issues and DHB has hands issues……

    JHill ain’t gonna like this…but I see Tight Ends and Running Backs getting a lot of work early…

    Maybe they need 3back afterall…Crank up that ground game and 8 and 9 in the box.

    Dammmit!!!!!!!

  • Chris in NY

    I thought one interesting note I read somewhere today was that Al Davis spent most of his time watching the 49ers defensive line.

    Looking to see if there are any hidden gems that may get cut that we can use perhaps?

  • Nnamdi21

    107. He’s looking for the next Kwame Harris

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    KoolKell,

    Yeah, just got back home an hour or so ago and saw that blog entry.

    That really messes things up to be brutally honest.

    Schilens would have drawn attention and made plays…now they don’t really have that reliable every down wide receiver.

    DHB is still just too damn raw, JLH would have to step up big time…Murphy is still a work in progress….and we have no idea what Walker is going to do given his past problems.

    Guess we just have to roll with it. But it certainly takes a huge bite out of the potency of this offense….Especially on 3rd down

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    DAMMMIT!!!!!!!!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Also,

    That defense had better be ready to win a game or two here in the early going.

    I know they aren’t expected to around here…..but they better be ready!

  • Terrapin

    Acc’ding to DWhite, Schilens is out for 4-6 weeks (in other words 2-3 games …not 5-7 …but we’ll see)

  • Brien the General

    I’m personally not gonna trip. The young guys got to find a way to make plays regardless.. As long as DMAC/Bush get the reps out of the backfield the offense should be fine

  • 24

    The Raiders signed that Panthers WR last year and he had a great connection with Jamarcus Russell. He got hurt and was out for the season. Now Russell gets a connection with Schilens and he gets hurt as well. Is JR cursed or something?

    I still believe Walker will have a breakout year but the way Schilens was playing would have opened the door for Walker but now he could get more attention on him. It looks more and more like DHB is going to end up start on the other side since teams will likely double cover him and draw the defense back. Higgins still fits the role on the inside slot although he could start opposite of Walker with DHB in the middle instead. I don’t know if Murphy is ready but maybe hes more like Schilens in ability?

    I say trade next years 1st round pick for Anquan Boldin. ;)

  • 24

    Walker and Boldin started on Florida State together. Lets reunite them.

  • RogRaiderFan

    john madden at raiders camp 2 days in a row wow i thought he hated al MR lol

  • Richochet

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    If Chaz misses the first 3 games, its going to be a another long year.
    =====================
    Are you kidding?
    You were going to have a really long year regardless.

    Now you just have more excuses as to why it’s so long.

    Chaz missing first 3 games? More like first 6-8 games, and even then he’ll be tentative.

    Shame, really.
    Ok, it’s not.
    I tried.

  • 24

    John Madden misses football I bet.

  • 24

    Oh…theres always Marvin Harrison if we just want to add insurance.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    D. White over on the SFGate not big on the run defense at all….interesting to see Jerry’s take

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Marquis Cooper story on Real sports, right now. Been a depressing day.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Brien the General Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    I’m personally not gonna trip. The young guys got to find a way to make plays regardless.. As long as DMAC/Bush get the reps out of the backfield the offense should be fine
    =======================================================
    Yeah, but the big problem last year was Russell struggled without a real go-to receiver….it wasn’t until Schilens and JLH teamed up that the Raiders had a workable offense.

    Russell is in a bit of a spot. Has to save his career without his #1 guy again. Tough deal

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Sounded like Frank Gore was getting it right up the middle.

  • Richochet

    DirtyBathWater Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 5:43 pm
    Mista I don’t know you but you sound more like a fucking moron to me you pussy
    ===========================
    ==============================
    He does have a point, Dirtybath.

    I mean, how many times are you going to cry like a little slapped on redhead that a reporter called out the Raiders for being dysfunctional?
    They are dysfunctional..why the whine?
    they have had more head coaches in the last 20 years than any other team…why the whine?
    The list is very LONG on applicants who called the Raiders back, and said “don’t bother making an offer, not interested in the job”..so where have you been?

    It’s like a massive sniffle-fest.

  • steelyone

    “Kawakami: It’s no surprise that Raiders are fighting”

    http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_13147530

    Hey Tim,

    I hope your feeling better now that you have gotten your Raider hate on once again. How unfortunate for you that your stuck in a market with a team you dispise so much. Must really suck for you. You see Tim…much like say…Rush Limbaugh, you lack any real credibility with regard to the Raiders and your reporting. People have come to expect a guy like Rush to tow the conservative line…blah blah, blah. YOU….have the same sort of platform. Hate on the Raiders, and Al, and likely, their fans as well.

    What ever flips your switch brother.

    You should know though, that the Raiders and their fans are not going anywhere.
    Al? Shoot, he’s likely to outlive you and I.

    A deal with the Devil I’m sure….right Tim?

    Hate on

  • 24

    It really doesn’t matter how he got hurt…its the fact that he got hurt and quite frankly…it really fukin hurts.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Salvida,

    Yeah, that two yrs in a row of injury that causes him to miss multiple games….three if you count his injury plagued senior year in college…which allowed him to drop to the 7th round.

    Its a tough break….some players just can’t stay healthy and it ends up moving their careers sideways…

    See Cadillac Williams as an example

  • Richochet

    RogRaiderFan Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    john madden at raiders camp 2 days in a row wow i thought he hated al MR lol
    ———————————
    You’re confused.
    John Madden was at the Raiders practice facility, watching THE RAIDERS, not Al
    When he was butting heads with Al Davis, and refusing to talk with Al, he was coaching the Raiders, not Al.

    Al’s an old codger, decrepid in his ways, gnarly at best, stubborn as a mule, obstinate as hell.
    Madden stopping by to say he, while watching practice, is akin to asking that old degenerate asshole uncle how he’s doing, when you both know you could care less.

    So…how is Al doing? ;)

  • Richochet

    steelyone Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 7:32 pm
    “Kawakami: It’s no surprise that Raiders are fighting”

    http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_13147530

    Hey Tim,

    I hope your feeling better now that you have gotten your Raider hate on once again. How unfortunate for you that your stuck in a market with a team you dispise so much. Must really suck for you. You see Tim…much like say…Rush Limbaugh, you lack any real credibility with regard to the Raiders and your reporting. People have come to expect a guy like Rush to tow the conservative line…blah blah, blah. YOU….have the same sort of platform. Hate on the Raiders, and Al, and likely, their fans as well.

    What ever flips your switch brother.

    You should know though, that the Raiders and their fans are not going anywhere.
    Al? Shoot, he’s likely to outlive you and I.

    A deal with the Devil I’m sure….right Tim?

    Hate on

    ————————

    Another “not the sharpest tack in the drawer” poster.

    You are aware, right, that beat writers job is to post articles that stir the emotions? Piss off fans? Get people riled? THAT’S THEIR JOB..

    Glenn Dickey, Ira Miller, Skip Bayless, Nancy Gay, Tim Kawa..all the same.
    Vanilla articles are rejected, unless a team is kicking ass week after week.
    Otherwise when someone like you posts a link? TO THEM THAT’S A HOMERUN.

    ..and now you know…

  • Salvida

    Just making light of a sh!tty deal.

    He seemed to be by far our best WR and a damn good one even if he had been taken in the 1st. Hopefully this one of the others steps up strong in his place while he’s out. CAlling Javon Walker, are you gonna pick up?