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Frye watched it unfold _ on Monday

News, notes and quotes from the Raiders’ open locker room session and press briefing with coach Tom Cable:

– It took a day for the Raiders’ 20-19 win over Denver to sink in for quarterback Charlie Frye. Former teammate Andra Davis saw to that with a sack that gave the Raiders quarterback a concussion.

“It’s scary just to feel like that. You’re really not into what’s going on,” Frye said. “That’s why it was so interesting watching the film the next day of how we won the game. It was pretty cool to see how that unfolded, for me really for the first time.”

Clear-headed and cleared to play, Frye looks forward to a homecoming against the team that cup him after the first game of the 2007 season, benching him in favor of Derek Anderson. Frye went to college at Akron, his family lives two hours away and his sister is getting married in the area Saturday.

“I had to get 30 tickets,” Frye said. “It’s a chance for the family to come, friends, those type of things, and those things are special because who knows if I’ll ever get back there to play another game.”

Frye was the first player to start at quarterback for a season opener and be with another team the next, traded for a sixth-round draft pick to Seattle. Former G.M. Phil Savage made note of Frye’s propensity for taking sacks as one of the reasons for the move.

Since then, Frye was drilled by Mike Holmgren in Seattle and Paul Hackett in Oakland, both proponents of an offensive system which minimizes sacks and stresses getting the ball out quickly to receivers. He was hit against Denver, but not sacked.

“I really didn’t comprehend how this position is supposed to be played until I got to Seattle,” Frye said. “You always wonder, ‘Well, what if I had known that when I was playing in Cleveland? Would that have made a difference?’ And the longer you’re playing the more you understand.

“I talk to Cabes a lot (about) what he’s trying to get done. One of the big deals last week is they feed off sacks, Denver did. We didn’t want them to get rolling, momentum and stuff, so I threw a lot of balls away. That hurts the old percentage, but it’s bigger than that. That was our rival game. We had to win that game. That’s part of knowing the game.”

– With Luke Lawton suspended and Oren O’Neal on I.R., the Raiders find themselves with 220-pound Gary Russell as their lone fullback. They possibly could pick up Marcel Reece from the practice squad, although Reece’s strength has been receiving moreso than blocking.

– Although Zack Miller has been cleared to practice, he needs to pass one more test to play against the Browns.

“I think it’s called a post-accident concussion test,” Miller said. “It’s the same test I’ve taken four times already. I’m really close. I’ve been practicing, feeling fine practicing, so everything looks good.”

If Miller does not pass, Tony Stewart would be the lone healthy tight end, with Brandon Myers still not cleared to practice following his concussion. Guard-tackle Erik Pears played tight end against Denver _ and was a benefit to a season-best 241 rushing yard rushing performance.

Considering the weather in Cleveland could be in the 20s or 30s with snow and/or high wind, it could be a fullback/tight end kind of game.

– Running back Justin Fargas missed practice for the second straight day, meaning Michael Bush, coming off a 133-yard, 18-carry game against Denver, could get a lot of work. He’ll trade the wind and cold for the altitutde of Denver any day.

“I grew up playing in cold weather like that in Kentucky,” Bush said. “To me the altitude was a big deal. I hadn’t had much practice at it and it was a whole different beast. I kind of got used to it in the second half.”

– Those who did not practice Thursday included DE Greg Ellis (knee), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot), WR-KR Nick Miller (tibia), quarterback Bruce Gradkowski (knees), Fargas and Myers (concussion). Players who were limited were G Cooper Carlisle, CB Chris Johnson and Zach Miller.

– Gradkowski is holding out hope he could play in the season finale against Balitmore.

“It’s crazy how much better you can feel in a week. I feel a lot better. Not as good as I want right now. The doctors are kind of surprised how fast I’m moving along,” Gradkowski said. “I’m not where I need to be to play just yet, but I’m getting there . . . next week’s a definite possibility. Once the trainers really give me the OK to really push it outside, then I’ll try that.

“It would be a lot easier if it was one knee. If it was one knee, I’d brace it up . . . it just stinks we only had three games left.”

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  • 4evaRaider

    Yeah LMN….lets ask the coal-miners in China or the executives of companies say like Gazprom in Russia how much better they have it

  • 4evaRaider

    Now thats an imbecilic thing to say

  • gilbert

    4evaRaider, dont think LMN will chat for a bit,would be a topic for another day! Family,Country,and the RAIDERS,and Christmas today,enjoy!

  • 4evaRaider

    Gilbert….At least LMN smiled when he said that lol!

  • gilbert

    4evaRaider,agree that he may have been yanking my chain,but I will have my say,always! Take care,OUT for some sleep

  • 4evaRaider

    Merry Christmas Gilbert!

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

    LOL….interesting convo with KK and B last night.

    That came way out of left-field, LOL

    Merry X-Mas Nation!!!

  • Plunketthead

    Merry Christmas

    I wake up all happy on the day we celebrate the birthday of the baby Jesus, read jerrys blog and my day is ruined.

    The General returns and did not mention me in post # 71. I am heartbroken but I will work hard this offseason and hopefully some day soon, I will “make the list”.

    Glad to see B back

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

    Kind of wish I was up to jump in there.

    I owe B an apology, because I defended Russell last offseason. Was WAY OFF on that one.

  • 4evaRaider

    Dont know if we defended him Vegas,just wanted to see 4 ourselves what Norco and Trog saw all along

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

    4eva,

    I was a defender. I went from one extreme to another.

    I think my line was that Russell was the least of my concerns….whooopsss!!!

    So what’s on the biblical menu today?

  • SouthernStyle

    Merry X-Mas Nation.

    I have to agree we def need a big NT in the worst way, seeing our line gets pushed back 5 yds and LB’s get swallowed up. I don’t like talking draft this early, not knowing what FA brings.(especially if it’s uncapped, Al may go on a shopping spree) Would love to see C. Hampton get inked and Spikes get drafted. I have a bad feeling Al will go DB 1st tho.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    # gilbert Says:
    December 25th, 2009 at 4:54 am

    LMN,So Sir have You moved to russia or china yet? Perhaps purple should be taken from ya,that sort of thing happens,ya know?
    ________________________________________________________

    well no, but as far capita and size they are far greater than US : P

  • 4evaRaider

    lol Vegas!!!!

    Well my daughter flew to Chicago to see Grandma,I didnt pay for it this year money too tight soo of course Grandma will gladly pay lol.She comes back the 27th so I put a turkey in the oven 4 today.She will have a huge dinner to come home to so I just cook and drink strawberry and kiwi daquiris all day.As Stripe would say….YUM YUM lol

    You cooking the wife a wonderfull dinner sinse she is working hard for you 2day Vegas?!?!?!!???

  • 4evaRaider

    Maybe Vegas but you was as upset as everybody else who had a clue when Jmac came into camp in Slothly fashion

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

    Yup southern style….Javier Arenas at #11.

    Shut-down corner, national champion (potentially) 4.3 speed and the best collegiate kick-returner, maybe ever.

    Al ain’t passing that up, and he probably shouldn’t. Routt sucks and the only thing that sucks more than Routt are our KR’s. As long as he focused on the line in rounds 2-4, we can afford it if he is a stud.

    Besides, when it comes to Al and the 1st round pick, might as well take a seat, open a window, pour a nice glass of reason and throw it out the window.

  • 4evaRaider

    You’re a good Husband Vegas….way to represent

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

    4eva,

    I gotta give the wife props. She SIGNED up to work for X-mas (of course the holiday pay is a nice caveat). She is a million times more compassionate than me.

    It sucks that people get hospitalized on Christmas, especially veterans, but it happens. Good to know that someone’s grandpa is going to be SOL in the hospital today, and my wife will be there with a pretty smile and a nice rack (lol) to bring some cheer. Grandpa deserves it.

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

    Enjoy the company bro!! Everybody has their roles, grandparents pay for things, and you can cook, make cocktails and make some laughs for everybody. One is not more important than the other.

  • 4evaRaider

    Ok Vegas; if we were to pick Arenas at #11….do you think Al will try and play role-reversal and try and put the ball in his hands as a Sproles or an Eric Metcalf type?

  • SouthernStyle

    LOL I have to agree with ya Vegas.

    Although Arenas will fill 2 holes, in the return game and replace Routt like you said. I really can’t complain if they pick him up. Routt is always good for getting burned when we think we got them held on 3rd down. Routt and Lawton need to exit the building.

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

    4eva,

    I don’t think he would, and I don’t think Arenas is used that way much at ‘Bama.

    You know all my points, it is the player not the position. I think Arenas is a sure-fire Pro-Bowler and immediate impact player on returns.

    Than you go RT in round 2, and we got 2 third-round picks and a 4th rounder. Fill the holes/depth issues in the line in those rounds. Can always get a good FB in the later rounds.

  • 4evaRaider

    Yep I’m with ya on that one Vegas…Impact player (BEST)? then,since I think we was GASHED…..DT or MLB 4me

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

    How many impact guys do we have 4eva? Both kickers? Maybe Nmamdi? Murphy might be our next biggest impact guy.

    We can use one at just about any position, including O-line.

  • 4evaRaider

    thats why I’m saying we need another 1,imo

  • 4evaRaider

    Best scenerio,imo is trade Bush get maybe a 3rd and a 4th….I’d like 2C what other teams think of him.Anyway trade Bush,that Leaves Dmac and an ageing Fargas.Take Best with pick #1 and that leaves us with a 2nd,3-3rd’s,2-4th’s and 2-5th’s I think

  • Raiderbuck

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    You should see all the Raider gear my wife got me! :)

  • The Return of Godliness

    # Plunketthead Says:
    December 25th, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Merry Christmas

    I wake up all happy on the day we celebrate the birthday of the baby Jesus, read jerrys blog and my day is ruined.

    The General returns and did not mention me in post # 71. I am heartbroken but I will work hard this offseason and hopefully some day soon, I will “make the list”.

    Glad to see B back
    **************************************

    Long list lol I got but you damn sure are on it Plunkett!

    Plunketthead= Real Raider who has constantly went upside the head of that bend over betty 49eresque buffoon *itchochet in the absense of the General.

  • The Return of Godliness

    Raiderbuck= true defender of the shield and is the President of the I hate the ChargerBroncoChief foundation

  • The Return of Godliness

    4evaRaider= just rules!!!

  • The Return of Godliness

    *itchochet will be sporting a LA 49er hat in the near future lol hahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • The Return of Godliness

    Wont it be exciting in LA to see a bunch of people wearing red? See how well that works out hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • The Return of Godliness

    The 49ers will be outta town so quick they will make Al Davis’ moves look like a charity case lol

  • 4evaRaider

    hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaahaahahahahahahhaahahhahahahahaha

    Glad you back Trog!!!!,if I may be so bold lol

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  • 4evaRaider

    lmao

  • The Return of Godliness

    4eva you must ask yourself how can one man be banned so much unless they in a covert operation to silence the truth

  • The Return of Godliness

    Yup yup come on *itchochet let me hear it……….mafia doesnt have any stake in the NFL….yadda yadda Al wasnt responsible for the 49ers having Eddie D as owner or Joe Thomas as GM or suggesting Bill Walsh. Yup yup Raider people are n*ggers, poor white trash, wetbacks, dirty towel heads and slant eyed gooks blah blah. Yeah they let em out of jail for Xmas blah blah pumpkin

  • The Return of Godliness

    Where is the wet box having crybaby MR at? Did you guys see that crying he did on Sunday? My god what a little b*tch

  • The Return of Godliness

    N*rco Bob= main guy who said Russell stunk. He was called an idiot…….lol even racist but now everyone sees he was right

  • 4evaRaider

    Yep I’m sure there is a lot of energy expended by “those people” to silence 1 man.And yet again the rumors of your demise are WAAAAY PREMATURE lol

  • SouthernStyle

    I’m willing to bet they trade Bush if Cable returns. For some reason Cable refuses to give this guy his carries unless Fargas is injured which is bs.

    Don’t understand why we draft him and put him on the shelf for a year then when healthy not use him. Then again i don’t understand any of Al’s decisions.

  • The Return of Godliness

    The Grand Guru himself told yall about Russell partying and not giving a damn well aint it funny how my words are coming more true everyday?

  • 4evaRaider

    yep Norco Bob was CORRECT….

    CAN I GET A SOLID ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR NORCO BOB?!?!?!

    Thank You very much

  • The Return of Godliness

    Trade Bush= death for the Raiders. Means we still care about long lasting friendships and not winning titles. Bush and Dmac need to get 30 carries combined at the minimum week in and week out. If Raiders would have stuck with the run vs SD week 1 the season prolly is much different but Cable is so damn dumb he doesnt know his ass from a hole in the ground. Nonetheless Cable outta stay lol. For some reason the players will play for him……..cept Russell

  • 4evaRaider

    Again You were right also B

    CAN WE ALSO GIVE A VERY SOLID NROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR THE GRAND GURU B.TROG!!!!!!

    Thank You very much!!!!

  • The Return of Godliness

    Farglass runs hard and never complains yeah yeah yeah yeah……..name any super bowl winning team who had a guy that lacks talent at the RB slot like Farglass. I’ll wait

  • The Return of Godliness

    And you know a stooge like BHP will defend Russell to the death with every excuse in the book. WRs…….no oline no wait its his coordinators….nope wait its his underwear that fit too snug on him that caused him to be so terrible

  • 4evaRaider

    I like the Jumbo line-up Cable is installing so much I think any of our backs can run very well behind it.Prolly wouldnt getmuch 4 Fargas,even tho when our o-line was healthy he did good.But other side of 30.No way we trade Dmac,he is our best back,imo and will continue to get better with a good QB (Grads).We need picks for depth and starters and with 3 RB’s and a Marcel Reese on the practice squad,well imo a trade of Bush would bring back more dividens that go out,imo

  • 4evaRaider

    we would get a favorable return on Bush,imo