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Raiders’ offense acknowledges beatdown

The Raiders passing offense was embarrassed by the 49ers defense Wednesday, and they stood taller in admitting it afterward then they did on the field in taking it.

Raiders coach Tom Cable assumed responsibility, saying his command for JaMarcus Russell to “turn it loose” caused some poor decisions which resulted in 49ers interceptions _ three of which were recorded by San Francisco cornerback Nate Clement.

Russell shrugged it off, citing it as “not the end of the world,” and looked forward to an afternoon rematch, as did tight end Zach Miller and running back Darren McFadden.

Some of the grusome details are on on my Twitter page.

It’s not all bad news. My spies tell me the Raiders defense, while not generating turnovers, more than held its own against the 49ers offense on the other side of the field.

More news, notes and quotes to come later before the second practice begins.

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  • RaiderRockstar

    AZ: dont you think we should roll with Danny Southwick “the stormin’ mormon” before drafting another franchise QB ???

  • AZ Raider

    RR,

    C’mon, bro this ain’t your first rodeo. He’s a Wide Out, what do you expect? they are suposed to talk shyt.
    ………………………………………………

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Why is a rookie 4th rounder talking trash against NFL starters his first day back from injury? LOL.

    no wonder Mike Mitchell wanted to knock his block off … respect must be earned

  • AZ Raider

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    AZ: dont you think we should roll with Danny Southwick “the stormin’ mormon” before drafting another franchise QB ???
    ………………………………………………

    No, I’d rather run the Wildcat every fyckin play than any onther QB on the roster other than a successful Jamarcus Russell.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    AZ: dont you think we should roll with Danny Southwick “the stormin’ mormon” before drafting another franchise QB ???

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Just got back from the barbershop, and they tell me its a done deal – Southwick will roll with the ones in the afternoon practice. Oh, and my crop is lookin suhweet.

  • AZ Raider

    Was that english?

    RR,

    No southwick. I’d rather see Bush and DMAC in the wildcat 100% of the time than watch Garcia running around jump passing to the infield, or Danny southwick dropping back in the pocket and pulling out his playbook to scan his notes before passing the ball.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Brien,

    We will run the ball, keep the Defenses Honest with PA, and take some shots deep. IMHO
    He needs to play better, but you can’t ask your 2nd year starting QB to be Great. IMHO
    I think he will be great, but he needs more time, and we still need to add a few players on Defense and the Oline to help the entire team compete for a SB.

  • HayesDaze37

    If Murphy’s gonna talk it, he better walk it. If not, he’s in for a long, long haul. He’s finding out that a player’s not good against NFL competition just because he gets “fired-up.”

  • RaiderRockstar

    if the team basically shrugs thier shoulders after getting dominated by an opponent, we should get ready for another Top 10 draft pick … I don’t care if it is just practice

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 1:43 pm
    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    AZ: dont you think we should roll with Danny Southwick “the stormin’ mormon” before drafting another franchise QB ???

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Just got back from the barbershop, and they tell me its a done deal – Southwick will roll with the ones in the afternoon practice. Oh, and my crop is lookin suhweet.
    _________________________

    Bo, we don’t want to know about your “manscaping”!

  • AZ Raider

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 1:45 pm
    if the team basically shrugs thier shoulders after getting dominated by an opponent, we should get ready for another Top 10 draft pick … I don’t care if it is just practice
    ………………………………………………

    Agreed.

  • Thec07

    Jerry you need to get this blog fixed. You need to replace the servers, maybe the DB server. What are you guys unning SQL, or Oracle… either wat this posting to fast stuff is killi this blog, fix the servers jerry, fix the damn servers…….

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    By JOE KUKURA
    Updated 1:00 PM PDT, Wed, Aug 19, 2009

    There’s a strategy emerging from the Oakland Raiders organization for dealing with the fallout from CableBumaye-gate.

    Coach Tom Cable and everybody else on the coaching payroll will only repeat the phrase “It’s an internal issue”.

    Simultaneously, an innocent-sounding, punch-free version of events is being back-channeled to Raider-friendly media personalities. This strategy may or may not help Cable squeeze out of the human resources briar patch he’s stuck in when the league investigation comes down.

    Cable himself won’t comment, but NFL reporters whom Coach Cable trusts enough to give scoops to have all told a very consistent version of events. All emphasize that “no punches were thrown”. And they all use those exact words.

    Cable’s 1984-86 University of Idaho offensive line teammate Mark Schlereth said on ESPN that he had talked to Cable, and that, “He basically told me, ‘No punches were thown’.” On that same segment, analyst Adam Schefter repeated that his sources had told him precisely the same thing. Former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah tweeted that he’d been told, “Cable flipped (Raider assistant coach Randy) Hanson’s chair and Hanson hit his face on a cabinet. No punches were thrown.”

    So if that version of events is true, and that’s a bigger “if” than some web browsers can handle the font size for, then this is all just the case of a chair being pulled during a heated conversation. Would the NFL really discipline one of it’s head coaches for simply tugging on another fellow’s chair?

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is forever blowing off my requests for cocktails and some face time on this matter, so I turned to San Francisco Examiner legal analyst Melissa Griffin. “The act of Cable pulling the chair, even if nothing fell on Hanson, is simple assault and battery,” Ms. Griffin said. “Intentionally touching an object in an angry way that causes that object to touch another person is battery. Simple assault and battery results in a fine and/or up to six months in jail.” She added that even if no punches were thrown, Cable could be charged with assault, battery, and aggravated battery.

    But Randy Hanson hasn’t pressed charges, and it’s been, like, two weeks! So Cable is cool, right?

    “Despite the fact that Hansen is refusing to press charges now,” Ms. Griffin points out, “He can still sue in civil court for damages related to his personal injuries. The statute of limitations on that in California is two years.”

    Two years?!? That’s a long time to have an NFL head coach’s short and curlies in the palm of your hand.

    There’s an emerging concensus among media and fans that Raiders owner Al Davis is 100-percent in Tom Cable’s corner on this. Don’t be so sure.

    Right after the story broke Monday, Jerry McDonald noted an important little detail on his Oakland Tribune Raider blog .

    Randy Hanson is likely to be deposed in the ongoing Lane Kiffin salary arbitration dispute. Hanson is Davis’ star witness to Kiffin’s alleged insubordination. And Al Davis would rather donate his three Super Bowl trophies to Mike Shanahan’s favorite charity than to lose that arbitration case to little Lane Kiffin, who is still the current reigning arch-enemy in the Al Davis universe.

    To just repeat “It’s an internal issue” is not necessarily an evasive or underhanded strategy on Coach Cable’s part. Whenever anyone is accused of anything, whether they’re innocent or guilty, they are counseled to say as little as possible. There’s a League investigation on. It’s just a smart legal strategy, in case of unexpected developments. (Not that I would know! I’m pretty sure that soliciting charge was all just a case of identity theft.)

    It can be aggravating to deal with all these non-football issues when here it is finally the exhibition season and we should be talking football issues. But if the Raiders face an unprecedented suspension of their head coach, or even criminal or civil charges, then this becomes a 270-pound angry biker-looking guy of a football issue.

    Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who suggests that Randy Hanson settle this matter like a man. By asking for a “consultant” position where he works from a home office in Kauai.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Just got back from the barbershop, and they tell me its a done deal – Southwick will roll with the ones in the afternoon practice. Oh, and my crop is lookin suhweet.

    ***

    Just got back from Home Depot, and they tell me Cable was there yesterday to purchase an office cabinet and chair. Also saw Randy Hanson turn in a job application. My sources there also said McFadden is planning to build a 30×30 deck this month.

  • Brien the General

    RRS, its in his personality. Now if its all talk and during the season he does nada well we will get on his top. But right now I’m not too mad. Was happy when we selected him. He is will be a damn fine WR IMO

    I’m out yall. Gotta shake and make it happen feel me? Take care and JUST WIN

  • Richochet

    Thec07 Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    Jerrymcd: 49ers CB Dre Bly: “I’ve never been part of a practice where it was just total domination.”
    less than a minute ago from web

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    This should be a situation where we get some great lessons learned.
    Not sure they want to show everything even in presea practice, leading up to a presea game.
    ==============================

    Oh. Right.

    You mean show things like complete passes to your own team players??

    Oh sure..I can see how you want to keep that under wraps until the real thing.

    In that case, total success.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    Just got back from the barbershop, and they tell me its a done deal – Southwick will roll with the ones in the afternoon practice. Oh, and my crop is lookin suhweet.

    ***

    Just got back from Home Depot, and they tell me Cable was there yesterday to purchase an office cabinet and chair. Also saw Randy Hanson turn in a job application. My sources there also said McFadden is planning to build a 30×30 deck this month.

    ________________________

    That wasn’t a 30′ x 30′ deck McFadden was building…it was a playpen!

  • AZ Raider

    Dakota Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Old news….

    ……………………………………………….

    Thanks, but I’m over that stupid little incident.

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    KoolKell Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    Bo Shitspeckler

    Barbershop rumors. My barbershop is in Oakland, yours, is in bumfuk Michigan. Big difference, no?

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Another difference: I was being sarcastic. And I live in Illinois. Pay attn.

    BTW which cut did you get anyway? My guess was F) Blonde frost.

  • RaiderRockstar

    DMC’s playpen. LOL!

    Is his mentor Travis Henry still locked up?

    BSJ: anybody that lives in the midwest is from “Podunk” according to Keller and is referred to as a redneck or hick

    just getting you prepared

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Az, will you still be over it when the NFL suspends Cable for two games?

  • AZ Raider

    Dakota Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    Az, will you still be over it when the NFL suspends Cable for two games?
    ……………………………………………

    Yeah, because the season will be over if that happens. Any energy I put into worrying is a waste.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    BSJ: anybody that lives in the midwest is from “Podunk” according to Keller and is referred to as a redneck or hick.

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    If you can actually spell “jheri curl”, you are not allowed in the Redneck Brotherhood. But I think I was offered a membership in the Wigga Auxiliary.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I think I was offered a membership in the Wigga Auxiliary.

    ***

    LOL! ask MR, he thinks he’s Eminem

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    What? Season over? More likely we would have an improved chance to win a couple extra games this year!

  • raidertay

    I go to a Barbershop in Oakland too and I see a lot of Warriors and Raiders in there. Ive see Kirk Morrison in there a bunch of times. There are some great stories in there.

    Id be an Al Davis snitch too. You’d be cashin checks a lot longer bein a friend of AD over Kitten.

  • 4evaRaider

    If you can actually spell “jheri curl”, you are not allowed in the Redneck Brotherhood. But I think I was offered a membership in the Wigga Auxiliary.
    *********
    *********************************************

    lmao

  • The Big Banana

    JaMarcus: “It’s not the end of the world. If it is, show me.” Said Garcia is the one who huddled the offense after practice for scolding.

    - David White (twitter)
    ====================================================
    Let me get this straight….Garcia is the one scolding the team for it’s performance? Nice….real nice. Good initiative and leadership there Russell. Hopefully the team doesn’t follow your ho-hum lead.

  • Richochet

    HayesDaze37 Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    Nobody’s supposed to see anything good in John Madden attending practice, according to the Al haters.

    Al hater says…”John Madden came to camp?? NO WAY!! He hates AL…you NEVER see them together!” (Sounds of wheezing and hyperventilating)

    All that talk last week was a bunch of BS, posted by people who have never seen Al and John’s friendship…because their real friendship is a private matter. Like when they’re at the other’s side during family crises…just because it isn’t on TMZ doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

    John Madden’s a friend of Al…one of his best…and a great Raiders legend. It was great that he was at camp.
    ================================================
    Oh stop, lol…can you be a bigger lemming?

    Again, can YOU EXPLAIN WHY MADDEN REFUSED TO EVEN TALK TO DAVIS FOR 3 FULL MONTHS, during the FOOTBALL SEASON, in Madden’s last year??

    NO, YOU WON’T. YOU’LL PRETEND YOU DIDN’T SEE IT.

    Can you explain why players, including Villipiano, going public with how much it was bullshit on how Al treated Madden, and literally drove him off?

    Well? Come on..grow a pair of balls…borrow a pair of balls..and step up.

    You won’t. Because YOU CAN’T.

    Davis and Madden have a “professional friendship”, fool.

    And Madden isn’t at Al’s house. isn’t visiting Al. He’s visiting the Raiders. he’s also visited the Niners camp. See, he’s a football fan, and knows he has access to both fields, and wisely takes advantage of it, especially considering he’s retired.

    Save that weak whining “they’re best friends”. Just shows you’re spineless, and someone who refuses to discuss HISTORY that’s happened between the two, most of it bad.
    See, Al NEEDED MADDEN, not the other way around. Madden appreciated what Al did for him. Al NEVER appreciated what Madden did..or Flores..or Gruden…hell..OR ANYONE.

  • The Big Banana

    49ers CB Dre Bly: “I’ve never been part of a practice where it was just total domination.”

    - Jerry McD (twitter)
    ======================================================
    So that was a first? And it happened against our O. That’s just great.

  • AZ Raider

    The Big Banana Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    49ers CB Dre Bly: “I’ve never been part of a practice where it was just total domination.”

    - Jerry McD (twitter)
    ======================================================
    So that was a first? And it happened against our O. That’s just great.
    ……………………………………………….

    Cable says he told Russell to throw it up for grabs in both end zone INT’s. Still, no excuse, I’d still be trying not to throw a damn pick. But, it will be interesting to see if we can come back and compete strong on the 2nd practice. Being able to bounce back with some improvment after being embarrassed is something. …Not much, but something.

  • Tatumluvr

    I hope the Raiders all reading all this post practice twitter talk…a lil fuel to the fire for Saturday

  • RaiderRockstar

    to be fair … we know the QB’s threw 5 picks (3 from Russell) but we don’t know what the pass protection was like or if the WR’s got seperation

    still, Russell could have checked down or threw it away!

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post

  • mike4raiders37

    bottom line AL is still better than over half the leauge he has his own way of doin things but it works. u get CRABAPPLES to camp then talk SF. its not al’s falt J.R. wont get his ass in gear alot of these players today are lazy kush smokers. the old man brings them in, we always have a team that can compete. they laugh when he spends money but what do some of your teams do …….. LAY DOWN FOR 10YRS or more damn chargers never, ever, ever, will win a SUPER BOWL!!!!!! LONG LIVE AL DAVIS

  • kvnbntly

    well, iguess atleast thier finding out what they can’t get away with

  • kvnbntly

    twitter being a pice o shite anyone else havin this prob

  • RaiderSam

    Oh well, better a beat down here, than on Saturday night…but Schillens injury is troublesome. I dont even know if Javon Walker will get any snaps….if ever there was a time for DHB to go off, this is it…

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