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Gallery has broken left fibula

The Raiders’ win in Kansas City came at a heavy cost.

Steve Corkran reports from Arrowhead Stadium that Robert Gallery said he has a broken left fibula. No word as yet if it’s a shorter-term break such as the one sustained by Khalif Barnes or something that could cost him the season.

More to come later . . .

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  • Richochet

    1960AutumnWind Says:
    September 20th, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    Hey I got an idea

    Since Gallery was a bust at one position and then did well as a LG lets take another really high draft pick and put him at LG. I am thinking Jam Rus. He threw a great block last week and seems better at doing that than passing the ball. He is also built for it. What do you guys think???
    ————
    That won’t work.
    LG’s have to get up off of 3 point stance…I don’t think JRuss can do that.
    As well, guards have to be able to pull with some sort of speed, and agility, on occasion.
    The only thing Russell seems to be able to pull is his shirt over his gut…

    Wait..let me check.

    Nope..guts still sticking out.
    Scratch the last part.

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  • JB

    Yes, JR & Green. What a pair to draw to. Kind of reminds me of the old “hey right ball, yeah left ball, who’s the guy in the middle”.

  • Plunketthead

    Rivers threw for 436 yards against the Ravens.
    They must have been in the Al Davis 70/80 prevent defense.

  • Richochet

    JB Says:
    September 20th, 2009 at 6:02 pm
    It’s somehow frustrating watching good teams play. We see how it is and then we have to watch players like JR. How did AD let things get this bad for this long?
    ======================
    When you’re Al’s age, everyday is Groundhog Day.

    As we speak, he’s rehearsing his introduction speech:
    “New head coach of the Oakland Raiders..Lance Kiffin”

    And so it goes…

  • 1960AutumnWind

    JB

    I think Al really missed it when he picked Calahan as HC (players influence). If the players make you the head coach they can make you the ex HC. He then lost a lot of credibility when he hired Art Shell and had that retro year. I actually think we are still recovering from 2006. At least we got rid of RR and actually can defend the run now. I think the Browns gave up almost 200 yards rushing this week after over 250 yards the week before. Now we have to either hope JR develops or get a QB next off season and I think the Raiders will return to respectability.

  • JB

    It’s somehow frustrating watching good teams play. We see how it is and then we have to watch players like JR. How did AD let things get this bad for this long?

  • lefty12

    koolaid-yes they did review the play.

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  • marc

    didn’t have time to read all the comments, but my 2 cents: Russel is terrible. Every 3rd string QB in this league can throw a screen… every single one.

  • lefty12

    Plunketthead,what is the problem?our Def is playing fine.we gave up less points to SD than the vaunted Ravens def did and we held KC to 10 points.

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Just remember when we drafted JR BSPN and all the “experts” said this was the right pick. They also said that of Gallery “can’t miss generational LT” but said when we pick Asoughma that Al was off his rocker and “had lost it.” Maybe this portends well for HBey…

  • JB

    # 1960AutumnWind Says:
    September 20th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    JB

    I think Al really missed it when he picked Calahan as HC (players influence). If the players make you the head coach they can make you the ex HC. He then lost a lot of credibility when he hired Art Shell and had that retro year. I actually think we are still recovering from 2006. At least we got rid of RR and actually can defend the run now. I think the Browns gave up almost 200 yards rushing this week after over 250 yards the week before. Now we have to either hope JR develops or get a QB next off season and I think the Raiders will return to respectability.
    *************************
    Assuming JR remains at his current proficiency level, I wonder how long it will take AD to pull the trigger on JR? AD doesn’t have all that many sunsets left and he definitely want another SB win before he checks out? I don’t think Cable has the stones to bench JR so it will take an AD intervention. Maybe AD will resign Andrew Walter, an AD favorite, or give one of our 2 back-ups a chance. Personally, I think either back-up could currently outplay JR.

  • JB

    JR is not our only problem. I’m not totally sure about DMac. He seems to go down very easily. On the couple of breakaway runs that he’s had, he’s been caught from behind. He also seems to have JR feet every now & then. Maybe he should just play at the WR position. He could be very dangerous there assuming we had someone throwing the ball who could get it to him. He’s most dangerous when in the open. Not all that great, so far, when in & around the Big Uglies.

  • Plunketthead

    Lefty thats called sarcasm
    I rarely rag on the team,
    I am even a JR homer “give him time, give him time”

  • 1960AutumnWind

    Right now with that running game I would give Fry the ball or even Gradosowki. I mean they (other teams) are putting 8-9 in the box daring us to throw. Either one of them would make them pay and play a more honest defense. I would hazard even old shellshocked Walter would outplay JR right now.

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  • marc

    Also, Russel’s first pass of the game reaffirmed my thoughts about him. I, without hyperbole, could have made that pass in Jr High, and I don’t even play football. Dmac was 10 ft away with nobody in between and he threw it straight into the ground. I can count count on one hand the number of times I have sen that in the NFL and every time I laughed about what a joke that QB was. We should start shopping for backup QBs, or give Gradkoski the second half at least.

  • Richochet

    I just can’t see Al benching Russell.
    Don’t see it.

    Part of Al’s big to-do with Kiffin was how Kiffin didn’t want Russell all along (way to embarrass Russell by bringing up that insignificant/changes nothing point, Al..you da geezer *thumbsup*) and how Al was always behind Russell.
    Benching Russell would give Kiffin the last laugh, while Al has to explain away another bad draft choice.

    Hmmm..as I recall the other point of contention with Al/KiffinGate fiasco was Kiffin fired Ryan, which Al promptly over-ruled.

    It appears that Kiffin was right on both accounts, doesn’t it?

  • PassTheCheetos

    666
    your wrong about gallery switching from left tackle to right tackle to guard. He was drafted as a LT who started off his career at RT, who then switched to LT. Decent RT but had way to many penalties. Had one year as a left tackle with art shell as the left tackle and was horrible.

  • raiderkoolaid

    I do think Gradkowski is a serviceable QB, as is Fry. Either one could win games with a good team around them. Russel has the upside that he has the freakish arm strength and size to see over the defense and not go down to easily. He played much better the last three games last year so I do believe he is capable of playing better. I hope the confidence he should have gained from that last drive will be the start of a turn around. This division is wide open and next weeks game against the Donkeys will go a long ways toward keeping it that way, so Russel and The Raiders need to be much better at home next week. It is still early, but a win next week means a tie for first place in the AFC worst.

  • Plunketthead

    Grad/fry would dink and dunk and the other teams D would stack the line anyway. Few men can throw the ball like JR. Just gonna have to give him time or maybe you guys can start another keep kiffinfire al boycott.
    We should be giving Cable tips to improve JR instead of bashing himn all the time.
    Things like throwing the ball through a swinging tire like the good days in 70/80 ball. Whats gonna happen is JR is gonna sling the ball all over the field and WR with world class speed are gonna learn to run and leap and catch the ball at the apex just like the good days of 70/80 ball.
    I would be concerned about darren tippytoes McFadden then JR. JR will be fine in Als run at the superbowl.

  • 24

    As much as I am frustrated with Russell, he has somehow, someway put together game winning drives and the Defense failed in week 1 but stopped KC in week 2. As unimpressive as Russell was all game, he put it together magically when it mattered the most. As much as I’d like to see the consistency throughout the game, its a promising thing to see him march down the field under pressure so you know he has “IT”. The idea is to get him to do that all game long but its there, he just needs to bring it out more often.

    Its easy to point the finger at JR and theres good reason for it but his growth is a little stunted with 2 rookies starting at the wideout position and also with the injuries to Schilens and JLH and without Walker being who he should be. I would continue to give the ball to JR because one of these days hopefully, hes just going to do these things consistently and when he does…watch out.

  • Richochet

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    September 20th, 2009 at 6:21 pm
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  • JB

    Raiderkoolaid

    Russel has the upside that he has the freakish arm strength and size to see over the defense and not go down to easily.
    *************
    Didn’t seem that way today. He had 1 sack of himself, 2 short unobstructed 10′ passes that were missed badly, 2-3 swing passes that were batted down by linemen and he goes down easier than DMac does. A swift breeze seems to knock him off his pins. What upside? Right now he’s just a big anchor around this teams neck. The team would be better served with him on the bench.

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  • Kirk

    After watching Eli Manning tonight….

    We really need a new quarterback.

    Jamarcus should replace Gallery.

  • lefty12

    24-i agree with your assessment of JR,but disagree that his development is hampered by rookie WRs and Chaz and JLH being out.no matter who is playing WR,the passes aren’t even close to them.btw,most of the time they are wide open,so it is difficult to fault them.

  • JB

    JR can be our team bench mushroom. Keep him in the dark, feed him bull schit, and watch him grow. Maybe he’ll be ready to play in 2011. Oh, is that a contract year? Probably.

  • JB

    # 24 Says:
    September 20th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    As much as I am frustrated with Russell, he has somehow, someway put together game winning drives and the Defense failed in week 1 but stopped KC in week 2. As unimpressive as Russell was all game, he put it together magically when it mattered the most. As much as I’d like to see the consistency throughout the game, its a promising thing to see him march down the field under pressure so you know he has “IT”. The idea is to get him to do that all game long but its there, he just needs to bring it out more often.

    Its easy to point the finger at JR and theres good reason for it but his growth is a little stunted with 2 rookies starting at the wideout position and also with the injuries to Schilens and JLH and without Walker being who he should be. I would continue to give the ball to JR because one of these days hopefully, hes just going to do these things consistently and when he does…watch out.
    *********************
    I agree with Lefty. Quite making excuses for JR. It’s not about the WR’s. They are wide open and he still misses them big time. Sometimes a turd is just a turd. It may think it’s something different but it’s just a turd no matter what color you paint it.

  • priesttj

    Lefty12, if he doesn’t get better you’re right but if he does get better then what?

    There are no excuses for wht Russell is not doing which is playing competent football. The WR’s are young but he has to at least give the a chance to fail. I’ve seen what I think is the reason for this but it doesn’t excuse it. Just throw it on time and accurately and let them either fail or succeed.

    Those 3 and outs put too much pressure on the entire team. You can tell he knows where to go wth the football so he’s making his reads. Now make the damn throws and we’ll have an effective offense. He’s putting a ton of pressure on himself and the team.

  • dave r

    the wrs r young but they r getting open this lies squarely on jruss giving up 409 yards total offense also lies on jruss time of possesion kills defenses 38 minutes on the field will kill any d were lucky there resilent hats off to them im hoping getting chaz back improves russells performance him and justin r his favorite targets if it dont improve put his ass on the bench

  • dave r

    sorry i meant zach not justin wrong miller

  • dave r

    koolaid i hope he improves kc stuffed 8 and 9 in the box all day this is killing what we do best which is running the ball jruss has to be more accurate

  • dave r

    46.0 passer rating

  • raiderkoolaid

    Russel was very accurate the last three games last year and also in the second Denver game, so he is capable of throwing much better than he did the last two weeks. I don’t know why his throws have been so far off the last two weeks, but I hope that the last drive will give him the confidence to turn it on and be more like he was at the end of last year, and then improve from there.

  • toec

    anyone know JR’s passing rating for that game?

    Jerry, remember you said a complete JR faceplant was the only way he could lose his job?

  • dave r

    jruss 46.0 passer rating