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Schilens not on field

If Chaz Schilens has been “running around,” as coach coach Tom Cable put it, he’s not doing it with his teammates on the practice field.

Schilens was not with the Raiders through warmups and drills, meaning it’s likely he’s not practicing today and that having him play any kind of meaningful role against Houston this week is unlikely.

Also not practicing was Johnnie Lee Higgins, with new/old acquisition Justin Miller taking a turn fielding (or struggling to field) punts.

Safety Mike Mitchell was on the field with his right thumb heavily taped, although he was not working with special teams. Safety Tyvon Branch had thumbs on both hands taped. Free safety Hiram Eugene (leg) was not present, but Michael Huff was on the field.

More to come later . . .

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

    We probably won’t see Schilens for another 2 weeks

  • LA to TheBay

    Heal up, Chaz.

    Quickly, though ya?

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

    On the Mark: Oakland better beware Goodellby FOXSports.com

    Updated: September 30, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT Comment

    Enraged by a hit that temporarily relieved Lynn Swann of his senses on the first Sunday of the 1976 season, Steelers coach Chuck Noll famously branded the Oakland Raiders secondary the NFL’s “criminal element.”

    Not that the verdict resolved the issue. Criminal element? “We loved it,” Raiders running back Pete Banaszak told author Mark Ribowsky.

    Besides, by then, the Raiders had not only overcome their nemesis in Pittsburgh, but were reigning Super Bowl champions. In victory, there was virtue, even for a group maligned as a bunch of criminals.

    In fact, the Raiders were celebrated for meritorious maliciousness through the rest of rest of the millennium, and two years more, when they made their last Super Bowl appearance, a 48-21 loss to Tampa Bay. In seven seasons since, Al Davis’ kingdom has grown fallow and less charming. The Raiders have won fewer games than the Lions in this stretch.

    Which brings me to Tom Cable, the head coach being investigated for allegedly breaking his assistant’s jaw.

    I like Cable. He seems like a guy with whom you could enjoy a beer. But he’s got a problem, a big one if police in Napa Valley arrest him for what the lawyer of his alleged victim — Randy Hanson, an assistant reputed to be one of Davis’ spies — called “a textbook case of assault.”

    The commissioner’s office, for its part, dismissed the issue as “a law enforcement matter at this time” while declaring that “we are continuing to follow developments.”

    Anyone who’s been watching Roger Goodell knows he doesn’t need an indictment as a pretext for disciplinary action. What’s more, he knows he can’t rely on the Raiders to police themselves.

    When it comes to intramural violence, consider the case of Panthers receiver Steve Smith. Last summer, he broke a teammate’s nose during an on-field altercation. Even after apologizing profusely, Smith was suspended for two games by the team. The commissioner can’t count on Al Davis to deliver this kind of message, even if the assistant was his stoolie.

    So Goodell finds himself all but obliged to impose sanctions Rozelle could only dream about.

    A coach being investigated for job-related criminal assault? The history of Raider Nation is a long and deliciously sordid one, but this is a first. What’s more, Goodell is a gifted politician, a man preternaturally gifted in reading the current climate.

    The Raiders aren’t coming off a Super Bowl. They’re not bad boys; they’re just bad, and have been for a long, long time. In defeat, the silver and black has lost its cachet.

    So now you wonder: how long before Goodell throws the Hook?

  • CJ Legend 34

    First to the dooms day report!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Blues

    horrible management
    outclassed coaches
    unimaginative playcallers
    the statistically worst QB in the league
    inconsistent defense
    two starting rookie WR’s
    and tons of injuries to start the season

    Boy, things really could not look worse for us right now. The national media ridicule of the Raiders we have witnessed the last 6 years, might just be the tip of the iceberg…

  • RaiderRockstar

    wow. every safety on the roster is banged up?

  • CJ Legend 34

    We need yeah Chaz!

    Chaz, Chad and Namdi are our only hope!

  • CJ Legend 34

    Outside of Namdi and what you saw last week does it really matter?
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    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 30th, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    wow. every safety on the roster is banged up?

  • RaiderRockstar

    anybody who thought Chaz was coming back against Houston was unrealistic. I hope he doesn’t play next week against the Giants either

    at home against Philly or the Jets would be a better option. Asante Samuel & Darrell Revis would eat our rookie WR’s alive …

  • LA to TheBay

    Huff’s not banged up.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Outside of Namdi and what you saw last week does it really matter?

    ***

    our D-Line was the weakness on Defense last week. That, combined with John Marshall’s idea to have LB’s cover WR’s in the slot … and let’s not forget our offense putting our defense in horrible field position and worn out (on the field too long) all game long.

    our secondary wasn’t the problem. LB’s were fine and tackling was good. Denver’s o-line just dominated our d-line. they only allowed 12 sacks all of last year and dungver has always been a strong running team. we just weren’t prepared to stop them

  • RaiderRockstar

    Huff’s not banged up.

    ***

    Michael Huff (rib, quad) didn’t finish the game against Denver on Sunday according to Jerry Mac’s postgame wrap.

  • LA to TheBay

    “Asante Samuel & Darrell Revis would eat our rookie WR’s alive …”

    If JaMarcus doesn’t first.

    Come on, that was too easy.

  • Richochet

    The following is proof positive that spineless worms can type.
    Like a freak of nature, I suppose.

    Embarrassing, to be quite honest, watching how some will gladly excuse someone’s obvious choice to come in fat, be lazy, party nonstop, play like total crap, and then tell everyone “I’m not worried.”.
    The world has followers, those in the middle, and then there are the lemmings..the spineless little worms who do exactly as their told. Who will watch someone destroy something they care about, because they’re too weak to demand better.
    Guys like you make it embarrassing for all Raider fans. Good thing is not all Raider fans are gutless wonders, like you two.
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    Oakglenn Says:
    September 30th, 2009 at 12:33 pm
    # LA to TheBay Says:
    September 30th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    We won’t cut ties with Russell for some time, IMO.
    ==================================================

    That’s exactly right. So you all might as well relax give this guy some support and watch him develop. It’s the best option for all of us right now.

  • LA to TheBay

    I kid the big guy…

  • CJ Legend 34

    Thanks Dakota for the read but lets be honest Raider nation. The way this team is responding to Cable outside of the first three Qtrs Monday night. Who gives a rats @$$ if they suspend Cable for 2 games.

    This is so typical.
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    Dakota Says:
    September 30th, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    On the Mark: Oakland better beware Goodellby FOXSports.com

    Updated: September 30, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT Comment

    Enraged by a hit that temporarily relieved Lynn Swann of his senses on the first Sunday of the 1976 season, Steelers coach Chuck Noll famously branded the Oakland Raiders secondary the NFL’s “criminal element.”

    Not that the verdict resolved the issue. Criminal element? “We loved it,” Raiders running back Pete Banaszak told author Mark Ribowsky.

    Besides, by then, the Raiders had not only overcome their nemesis in Pittsburgh, but were reigning Super Bowl champions. In victory, there was virtue, even for a group maligned as a bunch of criminals.

    In fact, the Raiders were celebrated for meritorious maliciousness through the rest of rest of the millennium, and two years more, when they made their last Super Bowl appearance, a 48-21 loss to Tampa Bay. In seven seasons since, Al Davis’ kingdom has grown fallow and less charming. The Raiders have won fewer games than the Lions in this stretch.

    Which brings me to Tom Cable, the head coach being investigated for allegedly breaking his assistant’s jaw.

    I like Cable. He seems like a guy with whom you could enjoy a beer. But he’s got a problem, a big one if police in Napa Valley arrest him for what the lawyer of his alleged victim — Randy Hanson, an assistant reputed to be one of Davis’ spies — called “a textbook case of assault.”

    The commissioner’s office, for its part, dismissed the issue as “a law enforcement matter at this time” while declaring that “we are continuing to follow developments.”

    Anyone who’s been watching Roger Goodell knows he doesn’t need an indictment as a pretext for disciplinary action. What’s more, he knows he can’t rely on the Raiders to police themselves.

    When it comes to intramural violence, consider the case of Panthers receiver Steve Smith. Last summer, he broke a teammate’s nose during an on-field altercation. Even after apologizing profusely, Smith was suspended for two games by the team. The commissioner can’t count on Al Davis to deliver this kind of message, even if the assistant was his stoolie.

    So Goodell finds himself all but obliged to impose sanctions Rozelle could only dream about.

    A coach being investigated for job-related criminal assault? The history of Raider Nation is a long and deliciously sordid one, but this is a first. What’s more, Goodell is a gifted politician, a man preternaturally gifted in reading the current climate.

    The Raiders aren’t coming off a Super Bowl. They’re not bad boys; they’re just bad, and have been for a long, long time. In defeat, the silver and black has lost its cachet.

    So now you wonder: how long before Goodell throws the Hook?

  • LA to TheBay

    Thanks, RRS.

    As long as Branch can hit and Huff can catch, I think we’re good.

    If their injuries were reversed, I’d be more concerned.

  • Richochet

    LA to TheBay Says:
    September 30th, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    Huff’s not banged up.
    ————————
    Do you..uh…ever…you know, like read about the Raiders?
    How can you be so out of touch?

    No, no, save the silly juvenile reply, hoping no one figures out you avoid the question..question is how can you say so many blunders, where Raider posters have too keep on correcting/informing you?

    Oh..wait.
    I get it.
    It’s this blog where you learn everything?

    oh..well..that explains things.

  • Richochet

    BART Bridge Blues Says:
    September 30th, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    horrible management
    outclassed coaches
    unimaginative playcallers
    the statistically worst QB in the league
    inconsistent defense
    two starting rookie WR’s
    and tons of injuries to start the season

    Boy, things really could not look worse for us right now. The national media ridicule of the Raiders we have witnessed the last 6 years, might just be the tip of the iceberg…
    =================
    Actually it can.
    On Sunday you’re about to set a record for the worst record for 100 games..either 26-74, or more likely 25-75.

    Even worse than Detroit.
    Hell, even worse that TB first 100 games of their history, which was really bad.

    Sorry to break the news to you.

  • LA to TheBay

    Because I didn’t know Huff had minor injuries and the guy’s up and practicing now?

    Come on, Ricky, I know you can do better than that.

    I know you follow the Raiders more closely than all of us.

  • CJ Legend 34

    Richochet you just made me so depressed, I just gave my DMAC #20 jersey to some homeless guy. I quit, take care fellas.
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    Richochet Says:
    September 30th, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    BART Bridge Blues Says:
    September 30th, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    horrible management
    outclassed coaches
    unimaginative playcallers
    the statistically worst QB in the league
    inconsistent defense
    two starting rookie WR’s
    and tons of injuries to start the season

    Boy, things really could not look worse for us right now. The national media ridicule of the Raiders we have witnessed the last 6 years, might just be the tip of the iceberg…
    =================
    Actually it can.
    On Sunday you’re about to set a record for the worst record for 100 games..either 26-74, or more likely 25-75.

    Even worse than Detroit.
    Hell, even worse that TB first 100 games of their history, which was really bad.

    Sorry to break the news to you.

  • r8eray

    I hope Super Mario hurts Jareallysuckus and puts him out for the season!!! Go to bleacher report and read about what happend after the game last week!

  • LA to TheBay

    “No, no, save the silly juvenile reply, hoping no one figures out you avoid the question..question is how can you say so many blunders, where Raider posters have too keep on correcting/informing you?”

    So many blunders? RRS told me Mike Huff was banged up. Jerry told us he’s practicing.

    Nobody keeps correcting me. People disagree with me. I correct more far than I’ve been corrected, Ricky.

    I’m juvenile? OK, Mr. Family Man who doesn’t tell his kids he’s an internet nerd and calls people peanuts.

    I don’t need to avoid your question, you need to avoid the ambulance chasing.

  • LA to TheBay

    new post

  • Einstein

    This is my take on the Raider Hating that is so rampant lately. Look at it this way. All the “current” media, all of them, news, internet, tv, etc.. even broadcasters are at the age now where they once either played against the Raiders or rooted against the Raiders. The Raider teams they played or rooot against at that time were some of the best teams to ever dawn the Silver and Black. Tom Jackson, ESPN, as an example. Jim Nance (former player), Dan Marino, Boomer, Shannon, the list goes on and on. All former players who were smacked around by the Raider or watched their favorite teams lose to the Raiders. With all this being said, F THEM. F THEM ALL. They are just haters. We will return, and for the FIRST time in my life, I admit, it will only happen when Al Davis isn’t physically attached to this team anymore. He must go. word.

  • CJ Legend 34

    Einstein if it helps you any NFL network still cares.
    In all fairness I have talked abotu ESPNs coverage since the draft but right now the Raiders from the top down are proving them right. It is not just the fact we are loosing games. Right now we are doing it with no class!

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d81309e9a&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true
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    Einstein Says:
    September 30th, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    This is my take on the Raider Hating that is so rampant lately. Look at it this way. All the “current” media, all of them, news, internet, tv, etc.. even broadcasters are at the age now where they once either played against the Raiders or rooted against the Raiders. The Raider teams they played or rooot against at that time were some of the best teams to ever dawn the Silver and Black. Tom Jackson, ESPN, as an example. Jim Nance (former player), Dan Marino, Boomer, Shannon, the list goes on and on. All former players who were smacked around by the Raider or watched their favorite teams lose to the Raiders. With all this being said, F THEM. F THEM ALL. They are just haters. We will return, and for the FIRST time in my life, I admit, it will only happen when Al Davis isn’t physically attached to this team anymore. He must go. word.

  • RaiderSam

    his way. All the “current” media, all of them, news, internet, tv, etc.. even broadcasters are at the age now where they once either played against the Raiders or rooted against the Raiders. The Raider teams they played or rooot against at that time were some of the best teams to ever dawn the Silver and Black. Tom Jackson, ESPN, as an example. Jim Nance (former player), Dan Marino, Boomer, Shannon, the list goes on and on. All former players who were smacked around by the Raider or watched their favorite teams lose to the Raiders.
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    Bump. It wont be long until the league intervenes…Madden is an assistant to Godell and is likely to assist in whatever they deem fit – its sensitive, since Al is a founding member of the AFL and its obviously “sunset” in a great career of ownership. The league needs the rivalries back for attendance figures and team revenue…its not hating, its just good business sense to have his team “playoff capable” Raiders-Broncos, Raiders-Steelers, Raiders-Chiefs, Raiders-Dolphins we need all of those great matchups back…but when do they put this thing together?

    “JaMarcus Russell will never get it. He is lazy. He does not play smart. He is the absolute (worst). … They have some damn good players if they ever put it together.”
    -anonymous (Pro Football Weekly’s audibles)

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  • raiderdav

    its not like it matters if he returns or not, hes not throwing the ball, jalwaruss is, 3-13 this year you heard it here first 3-13