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The press room is filling up with camera crews and reporters, awaiting a Raiders minicamp practice.

The biggest story, moreso than a critically acclaimed draft, is the status of quarterback JaMarcus Russell in light of the acquisition of Washington quarterback Jason Campbell.

I’ll be filing Twitter updates from the practice field and blog entries in between practice and interview sessions. Practices are at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Pacific time), with interview availability in between practices.

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  • SilverNBlackPA

    JerryMac: “Russell making basic out route throws with confidence. First Figurs, then Holland. Stark contrast to one year ago”

    He’s making basic throws with no pass rush! I’m convinced, give this man a raise!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Mike Mitchell, 2nd team safety with Eugene, turns too late on Boller u-throw, JLH makes catch

    ***

    JLH bests MM34.

    haha, best play of the day :)

  • JB

    Campbell wobbler misses Hubbard deep . . . follows with better throw dropped in to Zach Miller

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    I wonder if JRuss is worried about the oil slick affecting the rest of the walrus family…

  • DMAC

    Give Russell his bonus…
    HE’S ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RaiderNate

    What? Stark contrast from last year?

    You mean he actually….improved????

    No wayyyy

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Looks like Higgins is through…

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Higgins = Francis/Morant

  • DMAC

    Later peoples
    Have a great weekend

  • big pep

    dmac, man i thought i was told they were fresh out, something bout those happy cows in california arent so happy this year.

  • jhill

    Jhill, what do you think Russell’s weight is…298?

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    Somwhere between 250-298 Dakota!

  • inonewordraider

    I don’t care if Jeff George is our QB, JUST WIN BABY!

  • JB

    Kelly came back after ankle tweak

  • L.A. Raider Dave

    314

  • big pep

    have a plane to catch will be in san jose tonight from nashville!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DKnight007

    Coach Hue really needs to kick these guys in the rear on offense and pick up the tempo and have them play PHYSICAL smart football!

  • jhill

    Jerrymcd Hiram Eugene correctly reads deep Frye sideline route to JLH .

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    Eugene reading Frye ????

    Get Russell in there!

    Everyone’s saying he’s not playing against any defense, lol.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    What is the over/under on Russell’s weight? My guess is 275

  • jhill

    Routt drops pick . . . gives himself pushups as punishment

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    Frye is going to find himself behind Russell and Campbell any second now.

  • ny-raider

    Yeah Stanford. Something JR is missing — self discipline.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Jhill: Eugene = not playing against any defense :)

  • PassTheCheetos

    At least Jamarcus seems to be responding to all the criticism hes recieved. I know its only the first mini-camp, but its a step in the right direction. Hopefully he can pick up some momentum heading into training camp.

  • jhill

    Shout out to Jerry Mc For the mini camps updates …

    NICE !!!!!

  • RaiderNate

    But…Frye is a hard worker, spends 20 hours a day studying..

    How is it that he’s not reading the defense since we works so hard?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Frye is going to find himself behind Russell and Campbell any second now.

    ***

    did you see Frye in Week 17 last year?

    doubtful …

  • ottocrat

    Ahh, yes. It’s time for the annual ‘getting ahead of ourselves’ tradition. This is just a fix, folks. That’s it. And, I’m a junkie too. So, let’s just all tie-off, and hope for the best.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Has Jerry mentioned McFelldown?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Jerry Mac said that Frye was the BEST QB all last offseason and where was he on the opening day depth chart? 3rd!

    and Ricky Brown beat out Kirk Morrison at MLB, right?

    who started all 16 games at MLB? Kirk

    all this means nothing imo

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ng4yHw2xk&feature=PlayList&p=E565EF0DE2F587FA&playnext= Raider75

    only the Raiders.

    Frye running the first team, Russell the second team, Campbell, then Boller

    Wait, I get it. Al Davis will be the first to pay QBs in reverse order. He is an innovator like that. This will revolutionize QB play in the NFL.

  • jhill

    I like Frye, RRS …

    I like him much more than Grads as a starter.

    Would have no problem with Campbell, Russell, and Frye as our #3 QBs.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    ottocrat Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    Ahh, yes. It’s time for the annual ‘getting ahead of ourselves’ tradition. This is just a fix, folks. That’s it. And, I’m a junkie too. So, let’s just all tie-off, and hope for the best.

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    And JerryMac is our pusherman, shooting tweets in our main vein…

  • jhill

    Ahh, yes. It’s time for the annual ‘getting ahead of ourselves’ tradition.

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    LMFAO!

  • RaiderNate

    Good Point RRS

  • L.A. Raider Dave

    Maybe Hue can suit-up in Russell’s jersey and fake it for Al. He couldnt be any worse.

  • inonewordraider

    Campbell Bruce and Russell gonna be our 3, Russell w/ restructured deal

  • RaiderNate

    Bruce will not make it out of training camp. Guy is soft as toilet tissue.

  • RaiderRockstar

    point is, DHB could catch every ball within 5 yards of him from April thru August, but if he drops 2 balls on Week 1 everybody will call him “stone hands”.

    nothing matters until September. these cats are all just fighting for spots on the roster & depth chart but it means NADA when the regular season begins

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

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  • inonewordraider

    it is good to see good habits forming however, last year it was missfires under/over throws and drops, db’s getting beat in coverage etc.

  • L.A. Raider Dave

    RaiderRockstar, dont spoil our fun. This might be the highlight of the season…Again. LOL

  • RaiderNate

    I admit..last year when Jerry was tweeting every two second how bad JRuss sucked..throwing at WRs feet…not comleting consecutive passed the whole damn camp..I would say to myself..ahh its just camp..doesnt mean nothing…

    Well I do feel the same way..it is just camp…but so far I am enjoying the positive start by JRuss..hope it continues

  • RaiderRockstar

    dont spoil our fun. This might be the highlight of the season…Again.

    ***

    well said. point taken :)

    haha

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

    ahh the fake al davis twitter page, this never fails to make me laugh:

    http://twitter.com/veryfakealdavis

  • L.A. Raider Dave

    Hey, where’s Kool Kell. I miss him calling everyone a Troll.

  • Nnamdi21
  • JB

    Eddie Anderson runs interference for Russell, cutting off objectionable questions. Nice to have a babysitter

  • JB

    Three horns practice over

  • JB

    Is there a session this afternoon?

  • PassTheCheetos

    And Murphys hurt.

  • inonewordraider

    Eddie Anderson runs interference for Russell, cutting off objectionable questions. Nice to have a babysitter
    8 minutes ago via PockeTwit Three horns practice over
    18 minutes ago via PockeTwit Louis Murphy hurts ankle on second to last play, guarded by No. 36, deep throw Boller. Good coverage by whoever that is
    19 minutes ago via PockeTwit Routt drops pick . . . gives himself pushups as punishment
    24 minutes ago via PockeTwit Hiram Eugene correctly reads deep Frye sideline route to JLH . . . picks it and goes the other way
    25 minutes ago via PockeTwit Kelly came back after ankle tweak
    28 minutes ago via PockeTwit Campbell wobbler misses Hubbard deep . . . follows with better throw dropped in to Zach Miller
    30 minutes ago via PockeTwit Russell making basic out route throws with confidence. First Figurs, then Holland. Stark contrast to one year ago
    33 minutes ago via PockeTwit Campbell throws duck CJ somehow fails to intercept . . bad play all around
    36 minutes ago via PockeTwit Hue Jackson orders offensive assistants away from huddle, wants to see recall of players with no help
    38 minutes ago via PockeTwit Chris Cooper jumps, blames RG Bruce Campbell. On next play, Campbell jumps. Cooper, Campbell getting after it pretty good for non-contact
    44 minutes ago via PockeTwit Tommy Kelly having left ankle worked on
    about 1 hour ago via PockeTwit Mike Mitchell, 2nd team safety with Eugene, turns too late on Boller u-throw, JLH makes catch
    about 1 hour ago via PockeTwit Russell completes back to back passes, to DHB short in traffic, medium depth to Murphy covered by 36, whoever that is . .
    about 1 hour ago via PockeTwit Scary moment . . Frye pump fakes, Nnamdi doesnt but it, gets tangled with JLH, they go down in heap but are fine
    about 1 hour ago via PockeTwit Campbell considers going downfield, pump fakes, and drops it . . . tuck rule, perhaps?
    about 1 hour ago via PockeTwit First team sessions, lots of basic runs, short passes, Frye with first team, Russell with twos, Campbell, then Boller . . nothing downfield
    about 1 hour ago via PockeTwit Still no team session , Jared Veldheer taking dummy reps as an left tackle, Bruce Campbell as a right guard
    about 1 hour ago via PockeTwit Hue Jackson: You gotta grunt when you throw that son of a gun. Grunt when you throw it!
    about 2 hours ago via PockeTwit Russell throwing with authority in routine drills, lots of clean DHB catches . . . vs. no D, but you got to start somewhere
    about 2 hours ago via PockeTwit

    for those who missed it, the last page of tweets