A McFadden sighting


Running back Darren McFadden was on an adjoining field with a member of the athletic training staff Friday, doing some light jogging and agility work.

Wearing an elastic brace on his right knee, ostensibly the one which was “cleaned up” through arthroscopic surgery, it was the first time McFadden has been on the field during the time when media members are present.

Meanwhile, Louis Murphy, who didn’t complete practice because of a hip injury Thursday, was going through drillwork gingerly and at halfspeed with the wide receivers. Cornerback Chris Johnson, who failed to complete practice because of a groin injury, was putting on his helmet and going through a tip drill as the media window concluded.

Tight end Tony Stewart was a specatator with a chest injury, while quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, who missed the last two practices with a stomach virus, was on the field and appeared to be good to go.

More to come later following Tom Cable’s post-practice press briefing . . .


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • LA to TheBay


    What’s up Nation?

    I see we’re still arguing about how poorly Russell has played (true) and how the entire team’s failures can be placed squarely on him (lol).

    I also see Brien the Mouthpiece is spouting more nonsense than usual and loves to see himself type.

    Richochet is calling people female names.

    So, business as usual.

    Carry on, Nation.

    P.S. Rich, toss in a few extra ‘pumpkins,’ for me will ya? After all, Halloween is just around the corner.

  • Brien the Grand Guru

    DMAC just sit out man. Dont come play for this team until Russell is cut. He will hold you back from wins

  • 4evaRaider


  • 4evaRaider

    man injureis are killing us still

  • Welcom back Dmac.

  • Should have had arthroscopic surgery on his hands to remove the case of fumblitis that was growing there.

  • HairyBush

    We could always get old twinkle toes Larry Johnson lol

  • LA to TheBay

    Figured I’d post this before I jet, just to stir the pot:

    Tim Ryan, FoxSports Analyst who is doing the Raider vs Eagle game this weekend was just on Gary Radnich Show on KNBR was talking Raider Football and had some interesting points. Being personally close to Jon Gruden he had good points:

    – Gruden will coach again and has the “coaching itch” and wants get back to it

    – Knowing Gruden personally, as long as Tim Ryan has know Jon he has never heard Gruden say anything negative about Mr. Davis both “on and off the record”

    – Gruden open to coming back to Oakland

    – Bruce Allen would follow Gruden Back to Oakland

  • HairyBush

    I wonder if Larry Johnsons homo slur had anything to do with using a caddle prod. just sayin

  • DarkDays

    Dmack goes down like a whore when people look at him funny.

  • RaiderRockstar

    no Murphy & Stewart? no problem.

    been waiting to see Walker & Myers on the field more anyways …

  • CuzImaRaider

    DMAC one of those runners who’ll play better winning, if we traded him he’d be a stud on another team!


  • HairyBush

    La to thebay- I heard the same comments,that Is why I am curious why Jerry so Is adiment (sp?) about Gruden not returning. Every time I ask on a live chat he basically says absolutely not. I’m just saying it is in the realm of possibilty. just ask Tim Ryan. He wouldn’t lie right?

  • RaiderRockstar


    CJ, Banana & Richochet don’t think it makes a difference if Russell finally shows up early, takes the blame and decides to put the work in? (previous post)

    pretty sad. I don’t expect him to transform from turd to superstar overnight, but it’s progress and possibly a sign of better things to come from him in the future.

    Larz doesn’t think JR played poorly, even though JR himself admitted it. LOL

  • HairyBush

    I truly wonder what we would see with J.Walker. I believe it will be one end of the spectrum or the other. He will either be as fast and useful as Al Davis running routes with a full load in his diaper, or perhaps close to the Javon in Green bay. The way Cable is holding him out, I think he may be the latter and Cable just has personal issue with him for going behind teams back with off season surgery.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Gruden & Allen would be welcomed back to Oakland with open arms by Raider Nation.

    not by Al Davis or the locker room though. Many guys in the Bucs locker room hated him. All scholarships would be voided and discipline would hit this team like a hammer. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Russell cut and many others cut or traded as well. Gruden likes to collect QB’s. Maybe Southwick would get a fair shot at the job?

  • Larz

    Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate
    83 218 38.1 1410 6 2.8 24 11 87 6.5 2.1 17 108.5 30.4
    203 373 54.4 2259 13 3.5 22 5.9 49 6.1 4.1 11.1 161.4 59.7
    147 308 47.7 1887 12 3.9 12 3.9 78 6.1 5.2 12.8 134.8 64.1
    Terry Bradshaw’s first three years, JR is 2 years younger than he was.

  • HairyBush

    Southwick lol? Who knows with Gruden anythings possible. Southwick=next Gannon lol

  • Larz

    I stated over and over that JR played poorly.

    I know you are literate because you do type for yourself.

    I am saying that his play is not the reason we are losing.

    In order to tell if he played poorly I would have to see him playing in a real NFL offense.

  • RaiderRockstar

    The way Cable is holding him out, I think he may be the latter and Cable just has personal issue with him for going behind teams back with off season surgery.


    HB: if Al Davis wanted Javon on the field, he’d be out there … instead he wants to see Heyward-Bey develop and become something special. The fact that we’re even seeing Todd Watkins on the field before Javon means he’s surely in the doghouse for one thing or another!

  • HairyBush

    Larz, sorry dude Jamarcus still has to take resposibility for his play. seriously

  • RaiderRockstar

    Larz: Russell should be compared to Andrew Walter, not Terry Bradshaw!

    come on man…

    if we had a real NFL qb, you’d see a real NFL offense

    here’s hoping Russell can eventually become that guy. and sooner, rather than later or it’ll cost Cable & crew their jobs and we’d have to start all over again (which would be devastating)

  • RaiderRockstar

    where is RaiderToddWatkins (TW) ?

    I haven’t heard a good Ted Nugent joke in a while …

  • RaiderRockstar


  • RaiderRockstar

    later guys. back to work

    carpe diem!

  • DMAC

    Top 3 reasons for our failures, and the O-line is NOT one of them.
    3.Offensive playcalling
    The D will be alright once we end this 3 and out BS!

  • HairyBush

    RR- I believe Davis/Cable are one. Therefore Walker is in Davis’s dog house as well as Cable’s. Hence the Marcus Allen treatment. (or Javon really is that bad and is just taking a roster spot.)-which makes so sense to me whatsoever! regardless of $$ he is guaranteed. Is he that great of a mentor to keep him on the sideline? obviously not, with the poor play and dropped passes by our youthful recievers!

  • DMAC

    Jon Kitna?Rex Grossman? Vince Evans????????

  • HairyBush

    David Carr!

  • 4evaRaider


  • Larz

    I agree all players have to.

    My point has been that I have seen teams win with worse QB play.

    I have seen Rothlesberger attempt only 10 or 11 passes and still win the game.
    Flaco barely threw the ball past the hash marks all of last year.

    But our genius coach is calling 4 deep….suicide.

    I’m just sayin’

  • I didn’t Know JR played Defense too. It must be him allowing 300 yards rushing per game.

  • DMAC

    The D deosn’t want to play anymore after watching J Russ stink it up all the time! 3 and outs!

  • It must be JR calling all those great plays, and it must be him that we have a bad Oline, 2 Rookie WRs, and we can’t gain more than 4 YPC.

    JR is a QB who may not be giving it a 100%, but the Raiders are not helping!
    -Bad Defense
    -No Oline other than Mario & Gallery
    -2 Rookie WRs
    -Bad play calling

    I don’t think Payton M can make it on this team.

  • It’s a team sport! The Ravens won a SB with Trent D!

  • Larz

    Philly and Charger game was the only time we played conservitive.

    You switch the Qbs from the Jets game and the result is the same.
    Sanchez would have been killed if he had a black jersey on.

  • Trent was so bad that the ravens released after winning the SB,and after drafting KB in the 1st RD. They didn’t even want him as a backup!

    You can hate on JR all you want, but what have they done to help him?



  • DMAC

    O-line is average. Russell is fking up. WR’s aren’t producing. Real bad offensive playcalling. The D feeds off our offense. You don’t think the D would play much better if we actually would move the ball and score some points?

  • DMAC

    Get his fatt ass to work earlier. Lose weight. Be a fk’n leader. Study film. Earn your contract. Has a good QB coach in Hackett and still isn’t learning chit!

  • How Many TDs does DMC have? How many yards? What about Bush & DHB?
    How many INTs does CJ have? How many ints & TOs does the entire Defense have in 7 games?

    The Oline, RBs, WRs, QB, LBs, DTs, and CJ are not playing well.
    The only players that have been playing well are: Huff, Nnamdi, Sey, Ellis, Mario, Gallery, Murphy, Branch, Z Miller, Jano, and Lechler. That’s it!

  • The worst play is coming from the Oline, DTs, and LBs.
    Other teams run at well up the middle.

  • DMAC

    At least Trent’s sorry ass wouldn’t turnover the ball, like Russ does.

  • DMAC

    I can agree with CJ not playing as well as last season, and LB’s need to definetly step it up. Chit who knows, maybe the LB coach has got to go or we should find a run stuffing middle LB and move Kirk back to the outside.

  • Dirt Lot, no need to worry. Gruden himself will be saying “No” to Gruden II. Al would have to match what he’s making at ESPN, and put it in clear writing that he would have to get paid the entire amount of his contract unless he flat out doesn’t show up to work. No “cause” for not following “team tradition” nonsense.

  • Richochet


    Honestly, when you listen to that, does it not make it pretty clear on why JR is ‘slow’ to learn?

  • JR needs to give up on plays faster, and just run the Ball. No more spins pls! lol

  • SD destroys the Raiders Sunday.

  • Nnamdi21

    Stewart out could mean Brandon Myers?