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Gallery on the field

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 1:23 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Left guard Robert Gallery took the field for warmups and drills for the first Wednesday since breaking his left fibula during a Week 2 win over Kansas City.

Gallery did not appear to be working with the first team line during drills, however, and it remains to be seen whether there’s any chance he would actually play against San Diego Sunday.

Others who weren’t practicing but were on the field included tight end Tony Stewart (chest) and wide receiver Chaz Schilens (foot).

Those who weren’t with the Raiders on the field were right tackle Cornell Green (calf) and running back Darren McFadden (knee).

More to come later . . .

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  • buckeyeraider

    Al Davis is quoted as saying he wanted to model his football teams after the two New York baseball teams from his youth. He said he admired the innovation and speed of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the size, strength, and intimidation of the New York Yankees. He would combine the two to form the perfect organization. Right now the Raiders are way too much Dodger and not enough Yankees. To use another baseball analogy, they say great baseball teams are strong up the middle, catcher, shortstop and centerfield. The Raiders are way too weak up the middle, on both sides of the line. Al needs to get some balance back. They need to get bigger, stronger, also meaner and more intimidating.

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    Snake was 30+ years ago.

  • LA to TheBay

    vegas raider Says:
    October 28th, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    Snake was 30+ years ago.

    VR, you think the Alabama school system has changed much since then?

  • LA to TheBay

    Buckeyeraider,

    I agree completely. Thats why fans who have only been around the last few years are used to losing and used to Al taking nothing but speed (insert lame joke here).

    Al has always been interested in the best athletes, but recently has lost the intimidation factor.

    We’re too finesse, too Hollywood and not enough blue collar Joe Lunchbucket.

    Also, the Purdue loss still stings. The Vest needs to be more aggressive and win a Bowl game.

    Unfortunately, as long as he beats Michigan every year, I think The Ohio St University keeps him around.

  • DKnight007

    bank-bank Says:
    October 28th, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    DKnight007 @ post#37 Like I said watch Terrance Cody play and then talk to me.Trust me Terrance Cody has a great motor and a great work ethic.He’s not Jamarcus who has no work ethic and doesn’t want to get better.

    ^^^^^^^^Yeah…I have seen Cody play since last year. I like him….but I don’t trust a guy that big and fat to get millions of dollars and then not be motivated anymore…..plus can he play every down?? For a guy that big and fat….he may not be able to play every down! He will tire out.

    Suh from Nebraska is a beast….is in shape and can do pretty much what Seymour is doing now….which is play both the DT and DE positions….very versatile.

  • bank-bank

    Vegas Raider @ post#50,finally someone who knows whats going on.

  • bank-bank

    DKnight @ post#57,Terrance Cody is a nose tackle he’s built to stop the run.That means we will have a Pro-Bowl nose-tackle in our middle something we haven’t had in decades around here.Ask The University of Alabama if he tires out.His play is exceptional for his size.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Al Davis is actually modeling his team after the Bad News Bears, and the Cleveland Indians in the movie Major League. The problem is, our Lou Brown is in ESPN’s MNF booth.

  • http://RAIDERS Oakglenn

    Terrance Cody is going to be a very good pro player. But so is Suh from Nebraska. Gotta like Spikes and McClain the two best ILB’s on the board. And let’s not forget Taylor Mays. I saw him play here in Berkeley about a month ago. dude is good.

  • http://www.mailmachineshouston.com mikeschoice

    Bottom Line- The raiders simply are NOT that good.-in ALL departments. They beat the chiefs who are VERY weak barely and Philly has not beat a good team yet this season and are overated and weak as well. The better the opposition the bigger the blowout- plain and simple. All of this talent nonsense and motivation BS is a waste. Poor Ownership-Poor Coaching-Poor Drafting-Poor Trades-Poor Talent-Poor Team

  • Nnamdi21

    Seasons not over. We get Gallery and Schilens back, things could get interesting.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    I think the Raids will be competitive against SD.

    While it’s impossible to pick them to win any game with JR at QB, I expect them to give the Chargers a battle.

    The Raider DL won’t be facing a very good offensive line. In games against the NYJ, NYG, and even Hou, they faced a very good offensive front and were blown out. Against the weaker offensive lines of the Eagles and KC, they were able to keep the score down and the game competitive. That was the case for the first 45 mins against SD as well.

    It’s doubtful the Raids will win. It’s doubtful the Raids will score more than 14 points. Still, this is a game that can be competitive well into the contest if the defense hasn’t completely gone in the tank.

    Pretty sad that the season has disintigrated to the point where just being competitive is a moral victory, but that’s the current state of this team.

    You simply can not win games with an offense this inept. Any lead by the opposition seems insurmountable and it makes watching the games almost unbearable.

    I’ve stated before that for the Raids to be competitive again, they must be able to put together some drives and actually score some points.

    Job number one has to be to build an offensive line.

    It all starts up front and the Raids simply don’t have the horses there to get the job done.

    In all honesty, the Raids aren’t ever going anywhere with JR at QB. I don’t care if he gets in shape and suddenly develops a work ethic. The truth is Russell isn’t bright enough to be an effective NFL QB. He’s a certified moron.

    At best, he might be able to effectively manage a game or not lose a game, with a very competent cast and good coaching supporting him.

    Regardless of Russell’s failures the Raids must build an offensive line foundation. I don’t think the RBs are too bad and the WR/TE corp, although young and inexperienced, has potential.

    So put together an offensive line, and take it from there.

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The Raids must take that step, and they have to take it in the right direction.

    It’s almost a certainty JR will go down as one of the biggest busts of all time. Either way, the Raids have to put together a good offensive line so JR or his successor has a fighting chance to succeed.

    This crap of scoring 10 points a game has to stop.

  • NorthernD

    “McFadden’s in the clear…
    He’s at the 30
    He’s at the 20
    He’s at the 10
    There he goes…
    back to the the trainer’s room.
    Looks like he done for another day…”

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