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NOW turns up pressure on Cable

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, November 5th, 2009 at 1:29 pm in Regular Season (2005).

As sentiment builds that Tom Cable be held accountable for allegations of violence against women, the Raiders head coach wrapped up his team’s final practice Thursday during its bye week determined to do his job until the situation comes to a resolution.

In a column by Christine Brennan of USA Today, National Organization for Women president Terry O’Neill called for Cable’s suspension by the NFL.

Although there are no legal issues, Cable’s current problems are more serious in nature than the alleged assault against assistant coach Randy Hanson which wasn’t pursued because evidence insufficient to sustain a conviction.

Cable, when asked about the NOW statement and if he was concerned that outside pressure would influence the ultimate resolution of the situation, said, “I don’t think so. I think it will be handled properly. I’m going to leave it at that right now.”

There have been no additional discussions with owner Al Davis, Cable said.

“We talk a lot about football, personnel and those kinds of things,” Cable said. “We put that, not necessarily behind us, but we’ve had that discussion and we’ve moved on to the football team.”

Raiders left guard Robert Gallery said Cable has an ability to push aside the outside controversies and focus on football.

“The thing about Cabe is he’s a steady guy,” Gallery said. “He loves football and he doesn’t really get fazed. Obviously he’s had his own issues, right or wrong, he’s dealt with them the right way. He’s here to win games. He’s doing everything he can to his power to help us win games.

“ He hasn’t changed a bit. That’s one thing I’ll give him credit for. No matter what’s been thrown at him, he hasn’t changed. That’s good as a player to see that because there’s been situations in the past where you feel like guys kind of at this point backing off or whatever and he’s definitely not like that. That’s the type of guy you want.”

In the end, Cable is likely to be judged on his record _ which at the present time, is 6-14.

“I think he knows we all support him, especially our group, we’re pretty tight in the line room,” Gallery said. “We’ve got to help him out by winning games. That’s what it comes down to. That’s the name of the game in the NFL so part of that’s on us so we kind of carry that on our shoulders as a team but we’ve just got to go back to work. Not a whole lot to be said about it.”

A few news and notes as players quickly vacated the the facility to get on with their weekend:

– No changes in status among injured players. Gallery and wide receiver Chaz Schilens were limited. Cornerback Chris Johnson (groin) sat out. Defensive tackle Gerard Warren (foot) was limited. Wide receiver/return specialist Nick Miller is still not on the practice field and linebacker Ricky Brown remains in a cast.

Defensive end Greg Ellis underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his arthritic knee, and Cable would not rule him out for the Nov. 15 game against the Chiefs. Running back Darren McFadden had arthroscopic knee surgery and missed four games (he is expected back for Kansas City).

Cable said the difference is McFadden needed to have a meniscus repaired, whereas with Ellis “there wasn’t any repair, so to speak. So, it was just kind of clean it up, vacuum it out, that kind of deal.”

– Defensive end Richard Seymour missed practice to go home a day early to South Carolina, a early departure that was agreed upon when he came to the Raiders just before the opening game of the season.

– Asked about pleasant surprises in the first half, Cable listed the folloiwng things:

1) The consistency of the running game over the past 2 1/2 games.

2) Goal line defense _ Cable said the Raiders have given up just three touchdowns in 11 goal line snaps.

3) Third down defense in recent games.

“Third and long has been kind of a sore issue for us,” Cable said. “But anything from three to 10, we’ve been pretty productive for the last month.”

– With regard to personnel, Cable said cited the recent play of center Samson Satele and said “Darrius’ (Heyward-Bey) development over the the last two weeks has jumped out.”

Defensively, said the play of rookie end Matt Shaughnessy and defensive tackle Desmond Bryant “stood out from the get-go,” and said, “Tyvon Branch has been as rock solid as you could ask him to be.”

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  • Raider Dell

    Larz

    What Gary Russell are you commenting about? The Gary Russell that was cut before the season started off the Raider roster and then sat by as 31 other teams chose not to pick him up. I guess those other GM’S are not to bright.

    Gary Russell is a role player. He played the role as a subsitute back last year in Pittsburgh. He will play the same role with the Raiders this year also.

    I don’t think starting RB is in Gary Russell future.

  • Richochet

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    November 6th, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Richochet, you’re grasping at straws. It was evident that Seymour had no intentions of showing up, and was considering losing a year. It’s obvious he changed his mind at the last second.

    RICHOCHET: SO, IN OTHER WORDS, espn was wrong? see..YOU STATED THAT ESPN IS ALMOST ALWAYS RIGHT ON THEIR REPORTING, and that makes you as dumb as cotton.
    Do you follow sports? APPARENTLY NOT, because I can list HUNDREDS of instances where Espn, with the sole intent of just “talking” makes blanket statements, with the design that sooner or later the dart is going to stick, and THEY ARE NOT ONLY OK WITH IT, but accept it, as most reporters do, you IDIOT.
    ###########################################

    Crabtree also planned on sitting out to get Bey money, and, he should have. He and his agent caved when the Niners started off strong. ESPN reported what they knew at the time.

    RICHOCHET: oh stop, lol..that was ignorant. THE DAY BEFORE CRABTREE SIGNED ESPN STATED HE AND HIS AGENT WERE NOT IN THE BAY AREA..but they were.
    Yeah, fool, they gambled..which they always do..and it’s always ‘our sources’..NEVER A NAME..and in most instances they’re wrong, ESPECIALLY CLAYTON.
    #################################

    ESPN is almost always right when reporting on the Raiders.

    RICHOCHET: You have said a lot of stupid things on this blog..hell..you seem to have written the book, co-authored by far too many, but this is up there.
    How many times did ESPN comment about how, anyday Cable was going to be cited? EXCEPT HE NEVER WAS. Players and agents almost never talk to ESPN when negotiating, yet their shows are full of “assumptions”..and EVERYONE, EXCEPT YOU, SEEM TO KNOW THAT.

    Pick a board..ANY TEAM..and go search “espn have their head up their ass”..because they make stupid outlandish predictions/guarantees/OUR SOURCES HAVE INFORMED US comments, that in many cases are so far off the mark..see..they’re a 24 hour station..THEY HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING, so they go with what can be considered as “the obvious”..knowing full well they’ll report the truth, when it happens, as if they had never…ever…made the other comment.

  • M Lonetree

    Forgot the final answer

    Huh?!?

    guess I lost the prize

  • Raider Dell

    M

    The only prize is the one that you could imagine receiving.

    Hello back.

  • M Lonetree

    RaiderDell,

    Samkon Gado was a starting tailback for the Pack not too long ago. Mewelde Moore for the Steelboys after Mendenhall and Parker went down. The Donks were on Plan G last season. On and on with RBs. Down they go again and again. Gary Russell, could be…

  • DMAC

    What do you guys think of this starting O-line?
    LT-Henderson
    LG-Gallery
    C-Satele
    RG-Barnes,Green
    RT-Walker

  • Raider Dell

    M

    Gary Russell is your typical third string back, who has versatility for a team’s offense. I will add a very good special teams player.

  • M Lonetree

    RaiderDell,

    among the prizes I could imagine receiving would be for Raider wide receivers to understand the concept that it okay to separate from coverage and to hold onto the football no matter where it is thrown to them.

  • Raider Dell

    DMAC

    Thanks for responding to my questions.

  • DMAC

    Hey M,
    Could it be bad coaching or do our WR’s just suk?

  • Raider Dell

    M

    Comparisons are a bad description to discuss players. Teams have different routes and timing for their WR’s.

    Your comment is only half of what a receiver must do today in the NFL to play well.

    My comparison was about Murphy and John Taylor the ex 49 Niner.

    They have the speed and hands, just need better fundamentals. Taylor over came his lack of skill in certain areas, Murphy will to.

    Coaching and taining will be the keys to his development.(Murphys)

  • M Lonetree

    RaiderDell,

    the main prize I have contemplated to receive would be a small cabin to spend some time – away from the electronic age, away from having to be a person – a few months of contemplation would do. some rice, some beans and solitude.

    any idea if I warrant such a prize?

  • M Lonetree

    DMAC,

    they’re kids. I presume that they will eventually get it right.

    I liked your O-line presentation a few posts back. I’d forgotten that Man Mountain Langston is back in the house to push Mop Handle and Calvin Pace’s buddy Barnes.

  • DMAC

    What if we brought in a Jerry Rice to coach our young WRs. Do you think he can have an impact?

  • Raider Dell

    M

    You are the one person who can warrant a prize of this wonderful gift, time , freedom and no outside influences.

    I can see only you in this euphoric condition with a happy smile constantly.

  • Trolls 35 Raiders 0

    Ghost to the Post Says:
    November 6th, 2009 at 11:04 am
    How about we go back to positive football talk.

    Are you :oops: going to the Saints or the Colts message board :?:

  • DMAC

    What if DHB played for the Vikings and Harvin played for the Raiders? How do you think their season would look like?

  • http://www.Move2Alameda.com KoolKell

    Another day, another mass shooting in America.

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

    Friday, November 06, 2009

    Print ShareThisROOSEVELT, N.Y. — An airplane part fell from the sky and landed on the front lawn of a home on Long Island, New York. Authorities are looking into how it happened.

    Residents called police Thursday evening to report a suspicious object on the home’s lawn in Roosevelt.

    Officers found a 3-foot-by-4-foot cone-shaped piece of metal. Investigators determined it had fallen from a commercial airplane.

    Police didn’t immediately say which airline owned the part.

    No one was injured.

    ___________________________

    And my wife wonders why I have to get drunk to fly…

  • Raider Dell

    DMAC Says:
    November 6th, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    What if we brought in a Jerry Rice to coach our young WRs. Do you think he can have an impact?
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Depends on the players attitude to be coached up.

    DMAC Says:
    November 6th, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    What if DHB played for the Vikings and Harvin played for the Raiders? How do you think their season would look like?
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Records will be the same, DHB would never be drafted by Minn.

  • CJ Legend 34

    They will not do it!

    I am not sure what impact Rice would make, but I will say Rice had an influence on Crabtree through Dion Sanders and Rice directly worked out DeShawn Jackson out of Cal and got him ready for the draft. Look at his 2nd year game taking off right now in Phily.

    ——————————————————-
    DMAC Says:
    November 6th, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    What if we brought in a Jerry Rice to coach our young WRs. Do you think he can have an impact?

  • 4evaRaider

    you 2 eh Dakota???

    Lets see 4me its rum and zanax,1 10 mil.blue bar =)

  • M Lonetree

    RaiderDell,

    wind ruffling the surface

    a spray of color

    the way of the white clouds

    a bodhic smile

  • DMAC

    Deshawn is looking great, like he did at Cal.

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

    Yeah, I am so glad Al traded for D. Hall instead of drafting Deshawn Jackson…

    Gooooo Raiders!

  • Raider Dell

    M

    Food and water will definetly have an impact to where your ultimate prize location will be.

    I will grant you 3 wishes, and the locations will be granted.

    My personal thought is Costa Rica.

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

    Broncos sign Ty Law….isn’t he 50 years old?

  • M Lonetree

    KoolKell,

    not unexpected when you take the orts and leavings of all the countries of humanity, devolve them further, and then give them unfettered access to any weapon they choose.

  • Raider Dell

    Dakota

    Every time I read or hear a plane dropping some part, I think of that movie with Michael Myers( I think that’s him)The ball of poop he found and thought it was some gift or creature from heaven.

  • DMAC

    Who do you think is the worst player on the Raiders, that shouldn’t even be playing pro football? (starting lineup or back up)

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

    Lol, I have not seen that one Dell…I may have to search Netflix for it though!

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

    DMAC Says:
    November 6th, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    Who do you think is the worst player on the Raiders, that shouldn’t even be playing pro football? (starting lineup or back up)
    ____________

    Sam “Scholarship” Williams

  • DMAC

    lmao

  • DMAC

    Damn, I was going to say Turd Sands!

  • M Lonetree

    RaiderDell,

    The Ticas of Costa Rica would be a formidable distraction and the jungle is a constant cacophony. I was thinking more of open sky, vast vistas.

  • Raider Dell

    DMAC

    Your kept us entertained with your questions, good job young man. I salute you.

    Let’s all raise our mugs for DMAC.

  • DMAC

    Cheers!

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

    Large Hadron Collider still fooked up:

    “…But the difficulties faced by those working on the project have prompted some members of the scientific community to speculate, in all seriousness, that the machine is sabotaging itself — from the future.

    The theory is that the particle that physicists hope to produce might be “abhorrent to nature,” so that once created it would work backwards through time to put a stop to whatever created it. However Dr Mike Lamont, who works at the Cern control center, said that the nature of the experiment meant that glitches were inevitable.

    “This thing is so complicated and so big, it’s bound to have problems sometimes,” he said.”

    LMAO!

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,572567,00.html?test=latestnews

  • Raider Dell

    M

    Let me think real hard on your request, open sky, vast vistas. Hmmmm, I’m having a difficult time with that request or even thinking where.

  • DMAC

    Dakota
    LMAO
    Look at those buff ass turds on the top page.

  • Raiders_83

    Raider dell
    it was david spade in Joe Dirt..
    Eating his fries off that space rock was funny as hell

  • Raider Dell

    Raiders_83 Says:
    Raider dell
    it was david spade in Joe Dirt..
    Eating his fries off that space rock was funny as hell
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Thank you very much, my thoughts exactly. You are a true movie fanatic.

  • M Lonetree

    RaiderDell,

    SW N. America, Tibet (sans les chinoises), Aussie Outback, a deserted isle in the South Pacific – open sky and vast vistas.

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

    Does it bother anyone else that the “experts” that tell us the “tiny black holes” that the Large Hadron Collider may or may not create will not hurt anything are the same “experts” that have had trouble turning the damned thing on for over 12 months?

    Besides…it looks like something carried on the Death Star!

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,572567,00.html?test=latestnews

  • Raider Dell

    M

    You are the last star gazer. I appreciate all of your geographic insights in this vast world. You help me plan my future vacations when we comment.

    Aussie Outback is very high on my list, that was a planned trip before my demise.

  • Raider Dell

    Dakota

    The movie was Joe Dirt. Netflix should have availability. Quite funny.

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

    M is the last Star Fighter Dell?

    M….Greetings Starfighter, you have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada. Good Luck!!!

    Oh…you said Star gazer…I guess that is cool too.

  • Raider Dell

    Dakota

    The Movie “The Last Star Fighter” was funny also. Man you guys are bringing it on this blog about the Raiders.

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

    Joe Dirt…seen it…probably drunk when I watched it as I do not recall that scene. I will have to search youtube….

  • DMAC

    Half Baked?