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Cable: Everything will be fine

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, August 20th, 2009 at 5:58 pm in Oakland Raiders.

News and notes from Thursday’s practice as relayed by beat writer Steve Corkran:

– Raiders coach Tom Cable didn’t shed much light on the most recent reports regarding his alleged altercation with defensive assistant Randy Hanson, but didn’t appear to be overly concerned.

“Yeah, we’re still going to take care of it internally,” Cable said. “One thing I will tell you is this _ when all the facts come out, everything will be fine.”

When Cable was asked if the reason for his silence is personal or legal, he said, “We’re just going to handle it internally.”

If there has been any contact through the Raiders to make Cable available to the NFL or the Napa Police Department, the coach said he hadn’t heard.

“I don’t know any of that,” he said.

– Sounds like the starting running back should be able to be identified through workload over the rest of the preseason.

Justin Fargas started the first game, and Cable said Darren McFadden and Michael Bush would each get a start over the next two, without specifying which one would open against the 49ers Saturday night.

“I have a pretty good idea who the starter is going to be, and we’re going to lean on him from here on out a little bit more,” Cable said.

– Speaking of starters, Cable said the opening wide receivers against the 49ers would be rookies Darrius Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy.

– Perhaps it was a post-49ers practices hangover, or the amount of players (21) who sat out the session, but Cable said, “Both sides got a little lethargic at the end out there,” noting the team was deep into camp.

– Cable said most starters would play the first half against San Francisco. He said Jeff Garcia would enter the game at some point in the second quarter and get some work before giving way to Bruce Gradkowski in the third quarter and Charlie Frye in the fourth quarter.

– The Raiders don’t plan to do a lot of game-planning, with plays being called depending on how they help in the selection process.

“It’s the same idea we had going in to Dallas,” Cable said. “Our biggest concern is evaluating players.”

– So far, so good for tight end Brandon Myers, who was drafted in large measure because it was thought he could provide a complement to starter Zach Miller, who in theory would be more of a factor in the passing gam*e.

“Brandon has allowed us to do that,” Cable said.

With Chaz Schilens out, the Raiders could use more double tight-end sets in order to get Miller free more often as a move-the-chains option in the passing game.

– Javon Walker donned a full uniform for a post-practice workout Wednesday, in part because he wanted to get used to it, and, according to Cable, “because he’s just getting itchy.”

– Safety Rashad Baker, in his second day of his second term with the Raiders, made a nice play on a medium-depth pass from Garcia to Johnnie Lee Higgins breaking it up at the last instant.

– As the coaches were preaching `tempo’ during the first team session, JaMarcus Russell promptly fumbled the snap, forcing a do-over.

Russell also made some nice throws, including a 30-yard strike to Nick Miller between two defenders and and a sideline strike of some 40 yards to Murphy, who scorched Darrick Brown.

It was an encouraging moment in that it was the first time Murphy had made a big play since sustaining a hip injury on a big sideline hit against Dallas.

– With right guard Cooper Carlisle and right tackle Cornell Green not practicing, the Raiders’ first team was lining up like this _ Mario Henderson and Seth Wand (alternating) at left tackle, Robert Gallery at left guard, Samson Satele at center, Mark Wilson at right guard and James Marten at right tackle.

Henderson was alternating because of a sore back, Cable said.

– Upon closer inspection, 21 players sat out practice Thursday, with Carlisle, Green (eye) and defensive tackle Tommy Kelly sitting it out.

As noted earlier, the others were CB Nnamdi Asomugha (heel), S Michael Huff (hip), Fargas, CB Stanford Routt, CB Jason Horton (turf toe), S Mike Mitchell (hamstring), LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (shoulder), LB Thomas Howard (said he had back spasms on his Twitter page Tuesday), DT Gerard Warren, T Khalif Barnes, TE Zach Miller, Schilens (foot), WR Walker (PUP), TE Tony Stewart and DE Greg Ellis.

Barnes (broken ankle) appears to be progressing well, walking in a boot without a limp.

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  • Thec07

    Rack-o Jackoff <————- THE WORLDS TOUGHSEST BLOGGER………..not

  • Richochet

    Thec07 Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    Richochet Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    Thec07 Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 11:27 am
    Rack -O, since your so great at whats up with the raiders and its dysfunction, how is the crabtree thing going? Got any news on him signing anytime soon????
    ==================================
    Ahh..you’re under the impression that he notifies me when something is emminent?

    How special are you? lol…

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

    You act as if you know so he is holding out wow, I guess AL made a good decision, and the whiners made a bad one. Its okay to admit it thats half the battle. Acceptace in key, bt i doubt that you will. You seem to me like a net talker you talk a lot with zero substance. You dont seem like a stand up guy to me so you make the perfect whiner fan…..
    ————————————-
    Guess you don’t get out much.

    go on ANY RAIDER BOARD..

    Look at draft day.

    See where 95% of ALL RAIDER FANS ON THE BOARD WERE DROOLING AT THE PROSPECT OF GETTING CRABTREE..4% wanted Maclin…

    Then look at 99% of ALL RAIDER FANS SAYING “WTF???? ARE YOU SERIOUS???? OMG!!!BEY?? WE SIGNED BEY? WTF ARE WE DOING??”

    And now? LMAO at the worms who state ‘Well, Crabtree is ten times the receiver Bey is, except Bey is in camp. I don’t care if he sucks. I don’t care if there are already comments about WORST PICK OF THE DRAFT..I don’t care if everyone is laughing at us for signing him..he’s in camp. Goody goody.”

    Only Raider fans, lol…ONLY Raider fans run that weakass whine..(the slow ones, actually..the REALLY slow ones ;) )

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    KoolKell Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    # KoolKell Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    I’m waiting to hear if Hanson presses charges today.
    ————————————————

    LOL. Why would he press charges?? So he could never work for a football team at any level again??? That would be like Alan Kovac turning vince Neil of Motley Crue in for doing drugs. What is Kovac going to do next? Go work for Ozzie??
    ————————————–

    It’s widely reported in local & national media that he’s hired a lawyer and is expected to turn over evidence to the police today.
    ———————————————————-

    That’s what I am saying. His lawyer would have to explain to him that not only would he have an open and shut case, which is highly doubtful, but that if he did win, he could claim millions and millions of dollars, which he would need, because he is not going to work for another NFL, college or high school team, any time soon.

  • Richochet

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    Actually I knocked you out so many times in here rack-o-shit you are delirious.
    ——————————–
    As he screams NO MAS, NO MAS.

    You’re an easy target.

    Come on like a lion, get slapped down, leave like a mouse, and are reduced to little squeaks, like above.

    Leave football talk to the grownups, little boy.

  • Thec07

    Rack -o ,

    dont get your little bikini paties in a bunch, crabtree was a bad pick. but hey if your bra strings to tight i sure some guys in frisco wont mind letting it loose for you….

  • Thec07

    Rack -o Jackemoff, Quit pretending to know anything abvout football its obvious you like man attention, but alsa for that you would need to go to a whiners web blog…
    do yourself a favor women get out and go where the rest of the frisco sissy hang out….

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    # Richochet Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Then look at 99% of ALL RAIDER FANS SAYING “WTF???? ARE YOU SERIOUS???? OMG!!!BEY?? WE SIGNED BEY? WTF ARE WE DOING??”

    —————————————————-

    rack-o-shit you are in here claiming 99% of Raider fans are idiots. Now you are saying they’re right??? Rack-o-shit, you have contradicted yourself over and over, but then again the first time I knocked you out, you claimed propsects would come in and meet with the teams to have tea and crumpets which was the dumbest thing posted on this board. And you’ve gone down hill from there. BTW rack, how’s my ass taste now??

  • 4evaRaider

    rack-o-sh!t:

    Post 352 shows how WEAK you really are

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    It’s widely reported in local & national media that he’s hired a lawyer and is expected to turn over evidence to the police today.

    You say he’d never work again, lol, the Patriots would probably gobble him up in a heartbeat.

  • Thec07

    9er fans pretending to be real….ROFLMAO priceless

    Rack-O jackemoff <———– jim rome schtick very tiring…..yawn…….

  • raidertay

    I was watching Hard Knock life last night and saw Andre Smith’s agent and the Bengals arguin over a contract. They kept saying we are not giving you Heyward-Bey money.

    Why are all the draft picks so mad over the DHB deal. Its doesnt look that out of whack with what the rest of the draft is signing for. Its $23M guarantee; Curry #4 got $30m; Mark Sanchez #5 got $28M.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    # Richochet Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    Actually I knocked you out so many times in here rack-o-shit you are delirious.
    ——————————–
    As he screams NO MAS, NO MAS.

    You’re an easy target.

    Come on like a lion, get slapped down, leave like a mouse, and are reduced to little squeaks, like above.

    Leave football talk to the grownups, little boy.
    —————————————————–

    You are delerious rack-o-shit. Seriously. I have knocked this guy out so many times he doesn’t know which way is up. Someone call an ambulance. This guy is having hallucinations.

  • Thec07

    9er fan rack-o jacko <———– wants to be notcied as a man, really frisco drsg queen……

  • Richochet

    Thec07 Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 12:48 pm
    Rack-o,
    You tried that younster bit before, not gonna work. Like i said this is not the jim rome show. your babble and schtick is very weak just like you. you are a pathetic person crying for attention. I am the king of the blog is what you probable say to yourself, but you are a weaked mind individual who probable live s with mom. Net worth= zero. total loser. this is the only way you can feel good about yourself is being a net tough guy. I bet you would never ever step to any of the raider fans in real life net tough guy.

    Rack – o jacko = NETS TOUGHEST BLOGGER……ROFLMAO at you you sissy stooge….
    ======================================
    Thanks for proving my point.

    Some come back with a football take..those that can stand their ground.

    Others come back with the silly juvenile comments like this.

    Again, like it or not, it’s juvenile.

    How to do you know when you have someone all flustered, blubbering, and grasping?

    They’re reduced to the “you live with mom” whimper, as if that’s supposed to cover the fact they’re out of things to say that they hope makes them look adequate.

    You’ll get over it.

    Part of growing up.

    and then your voice will change..that little squeak will go away.

    See? Even with the prospect of the Raiders have yet another garbage year, you still have something to look forward to.

    here’s to puberty. Good luck with that.

  • Thec07

    Rack-o shitty is a bitch pretending to be a man oh what a pity…..

  • dt_raiders

    i knew there were words exchanged between the raiders p.r. office and Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News last year, bad blood or whatever you called it. I respect and enjoy Tim’s writing on baseball and Warriors basketball, he’s very knowledgeable in basketball. However I cringe each time Tim writes about the Raiders especially his most recent piece. Sports journalists are allowed to insert their opinion but Tim could have shown more restraint. I wish him nothing but the best but it’s hard to read anything he writes about the Raiders.

  • Thec07

    Your point will never be prove Rack -o,
    You are really weak….. softy cone man dressed as a woman. I dont even read what you type rack o no one does. you are a bitch and you are the blogs bitch. thats why when you post we all piss on you…..

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    You still hallucinating rack-o-shit?? Maybe he’s hallucinating there are people who think he has game.

  • 4evaRaider

    Oh and rack-o sh!t

    how’s my ass taste now

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    Rack-o down for the count. Blood coming out of his ears…..innards spilled over the canvas. Covered in his own bile. Yet he thinks he’s in a feather bed with Eva Longorio.

  • Thec07

    Rack-o, rack-o, rack-o,

    you keep playing the little kid card, i would imagine my net worth is 100000 times that of you and your whole genetic generational line. Not bad for a kid eh rack oh. I didnt know burger king had internet, you should get off the bosses computer and go back to fliping burgers rack o. I wouldnt want you to lose your job so that we would miss pissing on you in this blog…..

  • Richochet

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    # Richochet Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Then look at 99% of ALL RAIDER FANS SAYING “WTF???? ARE YOU SERIOUS???? OMG!!!BEY?? WE SIGNED BEY? WTF ARE WE DOING??”

    —————————————————-

    rack-o-shit you are in here claiming 99% of Raider fans are idiots. Now you are saying they’re right??? Rack-o-shit, you have contradicted yourself over and over, but then again the first time I knocked you out, you claimed propsects would come in and meet with the teams to have tea and crumpets which was the dumbest thing posted on this board. And you’ve gone down hill from there. BTW rack, how’s my ass taste now??
    ====================================
    See?
    Some make others wonder if they’re an idiot.
    You insist on removing all doubt..

    Pay attention IDIOT.

    I stated 95% of ALL RAIDER FANS, ON ALL RAIDER BOARDS WANTED CRABTREE..you dumbass…NOT BEY. 4% wanted Maclin.

    AFTER BEY WAS SIGNED 99% of ALL RAIDER FANS COULDN’T BELIEVE YOU PASSED ON CRABTREE AND PICKED UP BEY.

    Are you so damn stupid you couldn’t follow that?

    Are you honestly this slow?

    I had to explain that to you? lol…damn..guys a slug.

    See? It’s guys like you that give other Raider fans a bad name. People see you, and just assume other Raider fans are probably as stupid.

    Now you’ve shown everyone why you tucked tail like a little slapped on bitch, and ran to the shadows.

    Now get back there, bitch.

  • Thec07

    Rack-o, no one cares or reads what drivel you post. 9er cross genders are not allowed on this blog so you need to scram hon, or is that sir? or maybe its shem????

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

    Here I am stuck in the transition from the lucid AM crew to the assclown-infested evening crowd. And my last beer was 16 hours ago.

    YOU PEOPLE: take it easy.

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

    “Richochet” is cajun for bathhouse.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    Once again, as usual, my comments went over your head. I understood what you said rack o shit, It’s just you are wrong. All your posts are wrong. You’re knocked out and delirious on the canvas. You can’t even spell your own handle. Once you start referring to yourself as “rack-o-shit” we can take you more seriously.

  • Richochet

    LMAO at you fools are reduced to copying each others silly little takes.

    I feel like the bully picking on the group of defenseless children.

    Bad news for some of ya..

    In a week or so, school starts for some of you..and you’ll have to worry about homework, and explain to your classmates why the Raiders suck…again….still.

    Good thing is you have LOTS of practice.

    So..you guys done your school shopping? Got your new backpacks? New pencils all sharpened?

    Lol….good boys.

  • Thec07

    I am out gotta leave the office…..

    Rack-o, i know you are still on the clock at burger king and cant leave right now so be a good little girl… and try not to let these big old raider fans get your paties in a bunch…..

  • raidertay

    The Raiders said they released fullback Lorenzo Neal on Wednesday. A person with access to the league’s daily personnel notice said the Raiders actually placed him on injured reserve.— Steve Corkran

  • Richochet

    Oakglenn Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    Once again, as usual, my comments went over your head. I understood what you said rack o shit, It’s just you are wrong. All your posts are wrong. You’re knocked out and delirious on the canvas.
    ===========================================

    Dude, I just shit down your neck, and called you out for being an idiot..and that’s your reply?

    Your toast, fool.

    Don’t mess with the big boys..clown.

    Now I know why other Raider fans laugh at your sorry inept ass…how can they not?

    You’re so damn slow you don’t even realize when you just shit on your own shoe.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    Richochet Says:
    August 21st, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I feel like the bully picking on the group of defenseless children.

    Bad news for some of ya..
    —————————————————-

    No. You’re the dumbass who is lying face down on the pavement knocked out, delirious. That’s you.

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    Internet tough guys are typically weak little people that can barely raise their own voice without shitting their pants.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    rack-o-shit, you are lying face down, knocked out, blood coming out of your ears. Nice of you to declare victory. Stay out of the fast lane, dumbass. You’ll get run over again.

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    What kills me about this Cable “story” is that it is all one sided and conjecture yet it is all being reported as if it were fact.

    Then there are the “Raider” fans on here that seem to get joy from all of this negativity, but they’ve “been a fan since before you were born”.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    Dogg, this guy is CLASSIC. He has been hit so many times and knocked out so many times, he thinks he’s won the Indy 500. He doesn’t realize he is a nut chasing squirrel that just ran on to the track of the Indy 500 and he’s been RUN OVER 1000 times.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    Dogg, The Cable story is a non story. Hanson ran into a door. Best thing for Hanson to do is shut his gob, and do his job.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raiders coach Tom Cable named his two starting wide receivers for Saturday’s exhibition game against the 49ers.

    Darrius Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy.

    Sure, that has a lot to do with Chaz Schilens out and Javon Walker not yet back. But, if they find a way to shine with the Raiders sure to pass heavily, they just might have an opening-day chance.

    “Absolutely,” Cable said after a single and very light practice Thursday in Napa. “If they’re the best two guys, that’s who’s got to play.”

    While the rest of us put out an APB on the lead returning receiver Johnnie Lee Higgins…

    -David White (SF Gate)

  • lefty12

    Fix this damn site!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4evaRaider

    Once you start referring to yourself as “rack-o-shit” we can take you more seriously.

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    OG

    Ricochet was on here saying John Madden was only inducted into the HOF because he was a good announcer and then tried to say that Madden had a losing coaching record in the NFL. I explained to him that Madden has the highest winning percentage in the history of the NFL for coaches that have coached at least 10 years in the league. Then he crumbled into a heap of nonsense and pathetic attempts at insults.

    Clearly he is a moron, of which, I have no time for. NEXT.

    How are you doing these days?

  • raidertay

    Great experience for the young WRs.

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    4eva! what up bro? Happy Friday to ya

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    Looks like rack-o-shit has thrown in the white towel again, like he always does when I am here. 4eva hand me a shovel so I can dispose of him.

  • 4evaRaider

    Ola RaiderDogg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    Dogg, rack-o-shit is REALLY bottom of the barrel garbage. Any way, how are you and what is UP?

  • lefty12

    KK said it best,Chaz going down could be a blessing in disguise as it will force JR to look for other WRs besides just Chaz.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Oakglenn “King of the Trolls” and Richochet were the same person.

    I’ve never seen a grown man who could spend so much energy & time on such juvenile bs.

  • 4evaRaider

    Yes Sir Oakglenn right-away!!!

    Dogg…

    Come sail away
    Come sail away
    Come sail away with me ladd

    Dogg is in da HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    Bottom line of the Cable-bumya incident is some assistant coaches got into it, a couple got mouthy and Cable put an end to it. Seems like leadership to me.

  • http://sportmag.us/images/Lester_Hayes_November_1981.jpg RaiderDogg

    KK

    Any coincedence that this “altercation” between Cable and Hanson happened on the day you were supposed to be at practice. I bet they were pissed when they heard you weren’t coming and tensions were high…