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Gallery coming along

Robert Gallery came in to the locker room on crutches, a bandage over a scar on his left leg where doctors inserted a steel plate and screws to repair a broken fibula.

He conceded he won’t play this week, but wouldn’t rule out next week.

He’s got the team’s medical staff to do that for him.

“They had to go through a bunch of muscle to get in there, but it’s not out of the question,” Gallery said. “ So it’s just when I can get moving around and obviously that bone is not a lot of weight bearing so that helps. Pretty much week to week, what they said. This week’s pretty much out, but I don’t think you can count out next week. But you never know. We won’t know until the end of the week.”

Will have updates from minimal locker room availability as well as Tom Cable’s press briefing (2 p.m. on the West Coast) later as well as updates on my Twitter page.

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  • Raiders4eve

    DMC reminds of Reggie Bush top athelete but can’t break a tackle always limited to 15 carries.

  • DT42

    I see a guy that has been over-coached. The focus should have been on learning things in the classroom. Knowing where everybody is supposed to be during each play, reading defenses and calling audibles to get out of bad plays. explain to me what is wrong with his footwork and mechanics.

    http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2008122110/2008/REG16/texans@raiders/watch

    no wonder JRuss is struggling.

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

    this WordPress sh1t is killing me.

    I’m out

  • Brien the General

    Beecher! Hey you little drag queen. Been a long time. How was that women’s retreat? You gals finally gonna show us men how to play football when you become the commish of the WNFL?

  • LA to TheBay

    Cutting or trading Russell only further sullies Al’s reputation.

    This won’t happen.

    He’s cut ties with 1st rounders before, but Russell is under the microscope and Al can’t take many more blows to his ego.

    So either Russell’s a bust and Al looks bad.

    Russell gets traded/cut and Al looks bad.

    Russell gets traded/cut and looks good with a smart organization and looks terrible.

    Al’s gonna let this ride for at least this season, IMO. He let these guys ruin his progress from last year.

    DHB I think was the beginning of this slump. Get a fast guy that can get behind everyone.

    How bout a possesion guy that moves the chains on 3rd down.

    We all hope you’re right, Tommy. For our sake and yours.

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

    Al doesn’t like legit head coaches, he thinks the hc is simply the guy to take the timeouts from the sidelines.

    He thinks all we need are athletes and we will win. He hires and fires more HCs in the Bay Area than McDonald’s fires local managers.

    Al…that doesn’t work anymore. The next Gruden you find, you need to keep him for the rest of your life. And let me clue you in…Cable ain’t no Gruden…hell, Cable ain’t no Norv Turner. You should have taken a chance with a young college kid again, at least they would have had a shot at becoming a decent HC…Cable has no shot.

    Thanks for setting us back once again.

  • JB

    Jerry,

    Please fix the timing on this blog. Sometimes I’m responding to comments that appear 4-5 minutes after my response.

    This is not rocket science. Just make sure all your servers are set to the same time.

    Also, the “you are posting too fast message” is getting real old and VERY FRUSTRATING. It’s bad enough that our team sucks. It’s over the top that our blog’s operation is no more efficient than our offense. Fix the damn thing!

  • UP LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER

    Dakota Says:
    September 28th, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    UP LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER Says:
    September 28th, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    JerrymcdTom Cable: JaMarcus actually better. Started 6-7. Terms of reading field, etc., but is part of that 10 percent.
    less than 10 seconds ago from web

    LMFAO
    ____________________________________________

    See, Cable is actually clueless, or simply a mouth piece spouting non-stop BS that will make Al happy…either way we be screwed big time!

    I wanted McDaniels as our HC…we could have been rid of Russell months ago!!!!

    ========================================

    CABLE DID NOT ANSWER THE QUESTIONS HONESTLY I GUESS I CANNOT BLAME HIM BECAUSE HE HAS A FAMILY TO FEED AND DOES NOT WANT TO GET FIRED BUT YOU KNOW WHAT HE WAS THINKING AND WHAT CAME OUT OF HIS MOUTH WERE TOTALLY DIFERENT THINGS. I HOPE

  • UP LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER

    DID YOU GUYS SEE THIS

    FROM TWITTER

    Adam_Schefter New England added yet another former Raider on Monday, signing former Oakland defensive tackle Terrell Sands.

  • UP LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER

    UP LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER Says:
    September 28th, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    DID YOU GUYS SEE THIS

    FROM TWITTER

    Adam_Schefter New England added yet another former Raider on Monday, signing former Oakland defensive tackle Terrell Sands.

  • Brien the General

    Beecher, so I know you barely talk football but try. Look us men wont bother you. We respect the ladies. We want to hear what you thought of yesterday’s debacle. Ladies first.

  • UP LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER

    NEW ENGLAND JUST SIGNED TURD SANDS

  • DT42

    so now all of a sudden JRuss can’t read a defense, can only scan half a field. I really think that this is a case of it wasn’t broken but we went ahead and tried to fix it.

  • DKnight007

    UP LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER Says:
    September 28th, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    JerrymcdTom Cable: Haven’t thought about QB change. Stay course, clean it up, clean up all areas.
    1 minute ago from web

    WERE SCREWED

    ^^^^^^^Man….I freakin HATE the “STAY THE COURSE” talk!

    One of the worst Presidents in US history GW Bush said STAY THE COURSE way too often and it spelled DOOM!

    If “stay the course” to Coach Cable means sticking with the same stupid uncreative offensive game planning and strategy on a week to week basis….then yeah….IT SPELLS DOOM FOR RAIDERS this season…..AGAIN!!

  • UP LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER

    NEW ENGLAND JUST SIGNED TURD SANDS UNBELIEVABLE

  • UP LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER

    F’ING WORD PRESS

  • Brien the General

    Beecher no thoughts on the game? Oh I get it, forget football Oh Girls just wanna have fun

  • Raider E

    I think I got banned

  • holyroller72

    forget about Russell is a bust and will probably be out of the league by next year (my fingers are crossed). he can’t read a defense, sees only half the field, and he is NOT accurate…this adds up to a losing season. ..it reminds of a strong arm QB – Jay Schroeder…although i would give Jay a better grade than Russell…it is unbelievable to me that someone who signs for 30 million, and AFTER 3 years proves he still can’t play in the NFL….AND where does he get the cockiness from!!! he THINKS HE ISN’T BAD??? JR needs to wake-up

  • beeecham

    He he he, those were some sweet comic gems, Brian the Genital. Suck an egg, Richard Pryor!

    I’m not sure if Jerry tweeted about this already, but are you aware of any measures the Raider organization is taking to prevent Krappy from unleashing his exploding poop torrent at the next home game?

    Because if you aren’t there to assist your grandfather in diaper cleanup/containment, they’re going to need the National Guard to stop all the fan violence that will come as a result.

    I’m sure Tom Cable will be addressing this issue throughout the week, Brian the Genital, but if you have any information on the matter please enlighten us.

  • LA to TheBay

    Cable’s right in one regard, this team is not too far off.

    If they play with intensity and violence like MNF, they’ll be in a lot of games.

    The jr. high offense will not get it done though. Simplify if you must but “go deep” sounds like a porno flick, not a gameplan.

  • toec

    What the hell happened to JLH on the depth chart? Even Todd Watkins is ahead of him?

  • Brien the General

    So Beecher I’m not the expert on on areas of other men’s bodies especially those that are associate with bowels. Not my job madame.

    Comic gem? Yeah the same joke over and over again that wasnt funny to begin with. You are the new D.L. Hughley. Take a bow.

  • Brien the General

    # toec Says:
    September 28th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    What the hell happened to JLH on the depth chart? Even Todd Watkins is ahead of him?
    **********************

    No Watkins isnt. JLH shoulder is jacked up. When he is 100 pct he will be back at slot……..yawwwwwwwnnnn excuse me 4th WR

  • Noshadowking

    Last year I thought Russel was making progress as a qb at the end of the season but someone said it earlier and was right not many other teams would let him keep starting with the performance he has put on so far. I really dont think this team is that far off from competing each week but the QB position is a big, big part of any team. Some teams just need someone who isnt great and can manage a game though. I think Cable needs to show the team that no one is untouchable really now. The short series I saw with Gradowski in game1 showed me he can read the feild better than Russel and can hit the short dump off passes Russel can’t even seem to make. In reality if someone can manage the game we got a shot almost every week. This will stop the defense from tiring out by the end of the game so they wont be on the feild all day long. As far as Mcfadden foes 3 fumbles are not acceptable. Start Bush and pound the rock and let Gradkowski complete short to mid range passes the keep drives going. Let Mcfadd have a few carries but also a few short screens etc as a wideout. Dont try to make him the every down back. Man our coaches need to give the team a chance instead of hindering them

  • Raider E

    Looks like they shot the whole wad against the chargers

  • beeecham

    Brian the Genital, we’re talking about people’s lives here. I know you’re a silly little dude built like Tyra Banks, but that shouldn’t stop you from caring about your fellow man. Or woman.

    Now we all know your grandpa Krappy is prone to explosive pant crappings at the Raider games, and we know these crapping – when not properly contained by you, his grandson – lead to fan violence.

    The question to you is – why would you sit in a different section from your grandfather unless you hate your fellow Raider fan?

    Brian the Genital, without having a psycho chick hissy fit and starting your period prematurely, explain your position to the Nation.

    We’re waiting.

  • Brien the General

    # Noshadowking Says:
    September 28th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Last year I thought Russel was making progress as a qb at the end of the season but someone said it earlier and was right not many other teams would let him keep starting with the performance he has put on so far. I really dont think this team is that far off from competing each week but the QB position is a big, big part of any team. Some teams just need someone who isnt great and can manage a game though. I think Cable needs to show the team that no one is untouchable really now. The short series I saw with Gradowski in game1 showed me he can read the feild better than Russel and can hit the short dump off passes Russel can’t even seem to make. In reality if someone can manage the game we got a shot almost every week. This will stop the defense from tiring out by the end of the game so they wont be on the feild all day long. As far as Mcfadden foes 3 fumbles are not acceptable. Start Bush and pound the rock and let Gradkowski complete short to mid range passes the keep drives going. Let Mcfadd have a few carries but also a few short screens etc as a wideout. Dont try to make him the every down back. Man our coaches need to give the team a chance instead of hindering them
    ****************************

    I think I will isten to ole drunken Raider great Kenny Stabler when it comes to Dmac. Bush is not starting over Dmac nor should he.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    I am a little calmed down…anyway…this is all on the organization (read Al Davis) and sad and pathetic organziation/coaches! How can ALL THESE PLAYERS be that bad

    Let’s go through the list of busts:

    1999 Matt Stinchcomb Tony Bryant
    2000 Jerry Porter
    2001 Derrick Gibson, Marques Tuiasosopo
    2002 Phillip Buchanon, Naploean Harris, Langston Walker, Doug Jolley
    2003 Tyler Brayton, Teyo Johnson
    2004 Robert Gallery, Jake Grove
    2005 Fabian Washington, Stanford Routt
    2006 Michael Huff
    2007 JaMarcus Russell
    2008 Darren McFadden
    2009 Darius Heyward-Bey

  • DKnight007

    Noshadowking Says:
    September 28th, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    Last year I thought Russel was making progress as a qb at the end of the season but someone said it earlier and was right not many other teams would let him keep starting with the performance he has put on so far. I really dont think this team is that far off from competing each week but the QB position is a big, big part of any team. Some teams just need someone who isnt great and can manage a game though. I think Cable needs to show the team that no one is untouchable really now. The short series I saw with Gradowski in game1 showed me he can read the feild better than Russel and can hit the short dump off passes Russel can’t even seem to make. In reality if someone can manage the game we got a shot almost every week. This will stop the defense from tiring out by the end of the game so they wont be on the feild all day long. As far as Mcfadden foes 3 fumbles are not acceptable. Start Bush and pound the rock and let Gradkowski complete short to mid range passes the keep drives going. Let Mcfadd have a few carries but also a few short screens etc as a wideout. Dont try to make him the every down back. Man our coaches need to give the team a chance instead of hindering them

    ^^^^^^EXACTLY!!!

  • JB

    DMac should be our slot receiver. He’s never going to make it as a RB in this league. He does his best when he’s got the ball “in the open”. He’s not built or able to go between the tackles. He just goes down to easily and that’s not going to change. Leave the RB positions to Bush, Fargas & Rankin if he’s still around.

    Dmac has good hands and could succeed at the slot WR position. We could get a lot of mismatches with him there. Of course this all assumes we have someone who could get the ball to him. But, we all know the problem there. We had another converted running back who did well as a receiver (TE in this case). Remember Todd Christensen? He turned out to be a great receiver. I believe DMac too could make a great contribution is we played him in the right position – and, that’s not at RB.

  • Brien the General

    # beeecham Says:
    September 28th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Brian the Genital, we’re talking about people’s lives here. I know you’re a silly little dude built like Tyra Banks, but that shouldn’t stop you from caring about your fellow man. Or woman.

    Now we all know your grandpa Krappy is prone to explosive pant crappings at the Raider games, and we know these crapping – when not properly contained by you, his grandson – lead to fan violence.

    The question to you is – why would you sit in a different section from your grandfather unless you hate your fellow Raider fan?

    Brian the Genital, without having a psycho chick hissy fit and starting your period prematurely, explain your position to the Nation.

    We’re waiting.
    ***************************

    Ooooooooooh groundbreaking comedy we got here today by Beecher. What has gotten into you today? Oh you must have broke a nail yesterday when you saw the Raiders not come out and wear those pink jerseys women wear at the games. It is okay Beecher, dont cry too hard about it. A little fairy pillow biter such as yourself should be concerned with baking cookies or taking the kids to soccer practice. This football stuff is very heavy for you I know but maybe you should get in where you fit in more often. The women’s empowerment meetings are a start

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Under the cheater, Sands will probably develop into an all pro. lmfao

  • http://http://www.mensa.org/ Sanitation Officer Albert Bigelow Paine

    After watching the first three games, I do not believe Russel is the primary problem. Sure, is accuracy is terrible, but the real issue is the return of Al Davis’ vertical game. The rest of the NFL adjusted to Davis’ strategy back in the 1980s. I saw it with Jay Schroeder and Jeff George. The Raiders are still running the same offense they did in the 1970s. Run the ball, and throw it deep. Where are the quick slants and screen passes. Denver killed us with the underneath stuff. As long as Russel keeps taking seven step drops and chucking it down field, he is going to continue to take sacks and throw interceptions.

  • Raider-405

    per JMcD Tweet:
    we’re on the brink of getting this thing going.

    per DWhite Tweet
    Cable says they are close to being very good.

    *** Are you kidding me? Is this week 1 and we lost a close one at the end?

    Hate the company line BS, its the same 6 year coach regurgitation. What should he say? I dont know but clearly the same routine over and over isnt exactly working as expected…
    and bottom line, Al Davis can bleed silver and black more than all of us combined, there is a bottom line $$ that takes presidance over anything else.

    45k in attendance at a game in September – maybe in December in a 3-13 season, but 1-1 divisional home game?!?

  • Brien the General

    Ken Stabler= says Dmac needs 25 touches. you wanna go against him? He knows more football than you guys can ever know combined. Bush is cool and all but he just aint better than Dmac. Now the fumbles are not cool at all but we still have only seen one game where either guy has gotten more than 20 touches. so until then shut the hell up

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    I noticed yesterday that Russell sat by himself a lot when the D was on the field, sometimes with Murphy. But I didn’t see any coaches with him while he sat. I thought that was weird.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Brien,

    DMAC aint’ the guy. I would have no qualms with trading/cutting him.

    sorry, not for his pay

  • Raider Headbutt

    Do you honestly want to see Russel throw an out pattern, pick 6 every time lol

  • beeecham

    Good grief, Brian the Genital – how much longer are you going to run and hide from the questions of the Nation?

    I’ve asked you 3 times why you allowed fan violence to take place at the Coliseum yesterday by not properly patrolling your grandfather’s hazardous pant crappings. And you’ve tried to change the topic each time.

    Well let me tell you something, Brian the Genital – the Nation is not going to stand for your silly chick games any longer! We want answers and we want them now!

    This is finally your chance to show us that you might actually be a man despite your feminine build and those expensive French cut designer jeans. A very slender, sensitive man, but a man nonetheless.

    So come forward and tell us the truth and let your soul be free!

  • http://http://www.mensa.org/ Sanitation Officer Albert Bigelow Paine

    Beeecham, stfu.

  • beeecham

    Good grief, Brian the Genital – how much longer are you going to run and hide from the questions of the Nation?

    I’ve asked you 3 times why you allowed fan violence to take place at the Coliseum yesterday by not properly patrolling your grandfather’s hazardous pant crappings. And you’ve tried to change the topic each time.

    Well let me tell you something, Brian the Genital – the Nation is not going to stand for your silly chick games any longer! We want answers and we want them now!

    This is finally your chance to show us that you might actually be a man despite your feminine build and those expensive French cut designer jeans. A very slender, sensitive man, but a man nonetheless.

    So come forward and tell us the truth and let your soul be free!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    In fact, I would not be sad to see any of the mentioned go if they are going to play like they have so far

    1. Russell
    2. DMAC
    3. Heyward-Bey
    4. Huff
    5. Morrison
    6. Warren
    7. Kelly
    8. Seymour (why pay for nothing)
    9. Ellis
    10. Carlisle
    11. Green
    12. Satele
    13. Brown
    14. Eugene
    15. Walker

  • Brien the General

    Where are the screen passes? LOL I cant believe this guy. Bigelow we do too many damn screen passes. It is predictable now

    Sorry SnB but Bush isnt better than Dmac. Ask Ken Stabler. Bush does deserve carries. I like the guy but he isnt better than Dmac

    The word press thing is killing the rip session I usually do on folks. I’m out

  • DKnight007

    Sanitation Officer Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    September 28th, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    After watching the first three games, I do not believe Russel is the primary problem. Sure, is accuracy is terrible, but the real issue is the return of Al Davis’ vertical game. The rest of the NFL adjusted to Davis’ strategy back in the 1980s. I saw it with Jay Schroeder and Jeff George. The Raiders are still running the same offense they did in the 1970s. Run the ball, and throw it deep. Where are the quick slants and screen passes. Denver killed us with the underneath stuff. As long as Russel keeps taking seven step drops and chucking it down field, he is going to continue to take sacks and throw interceptions.

    ^^^^^^^^Exactly! There were no TE sets….Miller wasn’t involved underneath, neither Stewart or Myers got involved….no ATTEMPTS and misdirection reverses, bubble WR screens, no quick outs, curl routes…..NOTHING……but running off tackle and then trying throwin LOW PERCENTAGE 25,30 to 50 yard plays….AND FAILING MISERABLY.

    What a joke!

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  • http://http://www.mensa.org/ Sanitation Officer Albert Bigelow Paine

    Brien The General, I have seen maybe 3 or 4 attempted screen passes. They seem to work pretty well for other teams. The Raiders just can’t execute them very well because of Davis’ antiquated philosophy.

  • DT42

    DMAC is going to through his Tiki Barber stage. Someone just find some old Giants film and show it too him and he will be fine.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Brien,

    DMAC has to prove he’s better than Bush. Bush got 27 carries for 177 yds and 2TDs…..even against K.C he got 16 for 90 and a TD

    DMAC has shown NOTHING but fumbles and shoestring tackles. I could care less how hard he works

  • DKnight007

    NO WILDCAT formations to try and confuse the Donks defense……NOTHING!!!