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Howard tweets return of J. Miller

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 11:53 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Thomas Howard beat his own organization’s Twitter account to the punch, announcing the Raiders had brought back kickoff return specialist Justin Miller.

Howard’s Twitter account said: RaiderNation let’s welcome back #22 Justin Miller. He’ll be returning KickOffs for us this week.

Jonathan Holland returned kickoffs in place of Louis Rankin against Denver and was stopped inside the 20-yard line twice before finishing with a 31-yard return.

Miller had two touchdowns for the Raiders returning kickoffs last season. After a poor preseason finale in the secondary, Miller was cut, with undrafted free agent Nick Miller getting the job. Nick Miller, however, was diagnosed with a broken bone above his shin in the week preceding the opener.

Justin Miller had worked out recently with the Tennessee Titans.

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  • Trolls 35 Raiders 0

    VanHeathen Says:
    September 30th, 2009 at 9:28 am
    A Mohawk and a White Rolls???
    Jamarcus is turning into Sly Stone right in front of our eyes…

    He’s :mrgreen: an everyday person :?:

  • big chill

    just get the ball in our playmaker’s hands, most teams give DHB a cushion so hit him with a short pass on the line of scrimmage and let him try and make someone miss, get to these other guys and get it out of JRuss hands.

  • 4evaRaider

    ppost 157…Lynn Feom Snot

    LMAO!!!

  • LA to TheBay

    RRS

    “Russell doesn’t belong in the same sentance as Nnamdi, Gallery or Huff. those guys contribute.”

    Of course they didn’t contribute right away, did they?

    Yes, you are absolutely correct about the second part of your post, with regards to Russell not being the only guy to come into a losing team.

    But, think of the atmosphere. This is the Raiders we’re talking about. You see how Atlanta got things done once they snagged Ryan.

    They put pieces around him, same as Davis did Russell, but there is also a competant GM and HC there.

    Russell needs to step up and be the leader DESPITE the mess, not make excuses or let others like myself, living vicariously through him (lol, for you, Ricky), make excuses for him.

    He hasn’t gotten the job done. Hopefully he gets some help, because he’s our QB until further notice.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    # vegas raider Says:
    September 30th, 2009 at 6:34 am

    Good morning Nation,

    See this article on the the last thread, wanted to post it again for the morning crew. Of course a bunch of unnamed sources, but it doesn’t help anything:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/263687-oakland-raiders-is-jamarcus-russell-betraying-raider-nation
    ==================================================

    In this article condemning Russell the writer claims that Tollner was a disciple of Air Coryell and one of the “Greatest Show on Turf” coaches. Wrong and wrong. The closest Tollner got to Air Coryell was he was living in San Diego at the same time but had nothing to do with them, and was on the “Ground Chuck” coaching staff, not the “GSOT.” In other words if this writer can’t even get well known facts right, why would anyone believe a bunch of unnamed sources???? In other words there is a lot to be pissed off about, but this is “article” is just crap.

  • LA to TheBay

    new post.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    # LA to TheBay Says:
    September 30th, 2009 at 11:24 am

    RRS

    I agree for the most part, but if you think about it, many of our so-called busts recently were “sure things” (Gallery, Huff, Russell), wheras at least one reach (Aso) panned out more than nicely.

    Al, the draft gurus, and pretty much everyone else in the world, felt the Raiders needed a QB that year. It was a two-horse race, and Russell’s arm made him the guy.

    If it wasn’t the Raiders, it would have been someone else in need of a QB in the top 10.

    I think the real problem was not having a solid veteran be The Guy for a min and let Russell sit (did wonders for Aaron Rodgers).

    Instead we had vets, but McCown and Culpepper certainly left a lot to be desired.
    ==============================================

    How many players that Raider “fan” has been calling bust have come around and developed into excellent players in recent years?? Nnam, Gallery, Chaz, Mario, and now Huff

  • ctoakraiderfan

    It does not make a difference if we signed miller or not, yeah he might break free for a touch down her and there but the bottom line is we need our OFFENSE to produce. Dumbmarcus (Bag O Doughnuts) Russell is no the answer, never will be. He is a box of rocks with no leadership skills and that is going to get us nowhere but a top five pick again. That being said we should throw in Gradowski, or Frye, at least they will manage the game better. I really think we have a decent team, We just need a QB who can manage our offense. Thank god I am working sunday so i wont have a chance to see the raiders fall on there face again, as long as Russell is the QB we will suck

  • halster

    Get a grip on reality. Most of the posts here talk about getting a back here or a wideout there or even a QB. You are missing the reality of building a team.
    The truly great teams the Raiders had began with drafting and developing solid
    O-lines and D-lines. The recent Raider concept is to do the reverse. They draft
    poorly (no credible Linemen) iffy backs and WR’s or trade for Randy Moss with no visible means of support. We can’t use a Moss with no O-lne or competant QB. This all points back to Al and his genius for organization-not. Historically for the Raiders, their great years came when they had Ron Wolf finding the
    talent through drafts and good trades to stock the team. The Raiders also had
    an ability to find non flashy over achievers. Seen anything like that lately? I think
    not. So, since this all begins and ends with Al, the only way it changes is with AL! Actually Al cannot change at this point because his time is long past. His
    son Scott is a possibility since he is not senile and has watched his father run the team into the ground. From what I have read, he would most likely reach out to smart people ( Madden, Wolf etc.) that wouldn’t have to deal with the old fart
    like others who have had the Al experience. At this point, any serios Raider fan with a brain could get better results than Al and Co.

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