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Seymour playing inside

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, July 29th, 2010 at 12:49 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Some quick hits from the Raiders first practice:

– Richard Seymour, who played end for the Raiders last year and slid inside during pass rush situations, was used exclusiively at right tackle during the first practice.

Coach Tom Cable said not to read too much into it and that Seymour could still be moved to different places on the line.

Seymour was joined inside by Tommy Kelly, with Matt Shaughnessy and Lamarr Houston at ends.

– Houston was immediately placed with the starters at left end and stayed on the field with the second group.

– First of eight walk-through style practices in the books. Coach Tom Cable says he’s pleased with recall of young players from offseason, but isn’t inclined to get to the hitting earlier because practices will stress different things.

– First impression was that Hue Jackson was a little more subdued than in offseason workouts. Cable, who stood back in the offseason and took notes, was involved in giving the offensive line their assignments before some plays.

– There was a brief period of seven-on-seven drills where quarterbacks actually threw the ball (plays during team sessions for the first eight practices are not run to completion).

The biggest play was a post by Johnnie Lee Higgins against a blown coverage, with Charlie Frye completing the pass. Darrius Heyward-Bey made a nice move to get open on a deep out route against Nnamdi Asomugha, but didn’t come back hard to enough to make the catch. He was short-hopped on another pass.

– Defensive tackle Ryan Boschetti and wide receiver Damola Adenjii were waived.

More to come from interview sessions . . .

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  • Just Fire Baby

    The great benefit of having your manager in another state??

    Turning off the phone and going to play golf!!!

    See you after the next tap-dance session.

  • RaiderRockstar

    how can John Henderson NOT make the team ???

    Cable’s comment was in regards to big john STARTING, which he said was basically on him … not Kelly or Seymour!

  • PassTheCheetos

    I bet you they hired greg beikert just to slap john henderson in the face before every game.

  • bigd2010

    I have to say it again Jason Cole from yahoo sports is a fag.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Agreed Bigd

  • Pretty Rick

    Raider Rockstar,,

    Im not sayn Henderson will get beat out by those particular players,,Im just sayn Henderson isnt a sure lock. Remember last year we all penciled Lorenzo Neal as our starting FB, only to be cut. Hey, Im defintely pulling for Henderson,,but Im am curious about Kellen Heard though.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Remember last year we all penciled Lorenzo Neal as our starting FB

    ***

    Jeff Garcia & Justin Miller too!

    that was weak keeping Nick Miller (injured scrub) & Javon Walker (in the doghouse) on the roster all year instead …

  • http://www.oakglenisafuktard.com MistaBrown

    Lets not dig up that nightmare its a new season!
    ____

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Jeff Garcia & Justin Miller too!

    that was weak keeping Nick Miller (injured scrub) & Javon Walker (in the doghouse) on the roster all year instead …

  • RaiderRockstar

    5pm in Podunk. later gents!

  • http://www.oakglenisafuktard.com MistaBrown

    Who let JaMeatloaf on the practice field ?

    “He was short-hopped on another pass”

  • mistic1

    I think some people have missed the pirate ship. The value of seymour is his ability to play tackle and end. This means he flip flop with the ends, and platoon with the tackles depending on down and distance. Also there obviously has been a plan at work as early as last year, which is why scott was playing elephant last year, and we brought in more hybrid types through free agency and the draft this year. lets also not leave out the way marshall used mm 34 in that wolverine package! This is going to be a pressure defense and there will be know way for the offense to know where the heat is coming from. hendu will stuff the run in base looks on 1st down, and most second downs, but on 3rd its a crap shoot. 3rd down seymour moves inside, shuagnessy, and houston coming off the edge, wimbly and scott busting through gaps or, scott coming around the corner like charles haley. Houston and seymour are the key, because depending on where they line up they force mismatches, and limit backs and tight ends that are forced to stay in for extra protection. makes a perfect match for shut down bump and run secondary that everyone loves to complain about.

  • fat kidd

    PassTheCheetos Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    I bet you they hired greg beikert just to slap john henderson in the face before every game.

    ……………………i heard they are bringing in mel gibson to slap john henderson before a game

  • fat kidd

    new post

  • HayesDaze37

    It’s a great Camp day to be a Raiders fan! Isn’t it?!

    Can’t stay long…

    First…RIP Jack Tatum. A great Raiders legend, and a much kinder and approachable man than his on-field image would ever let you know.

    Seymour’s got a lot of leader qualities, in addition to his ability to play up and down the line. He’s one of the best, and he wants to prove it. Seymour could become a Raiders legend late, ala Alzado back in the day.

    By almost any measure, Al Davis GOT IT DONE this off-season.

    Time for the guys on the field to do their parts — but we gotta remember that we’ll have YOUNG PLAYERS all over the field…and young players make young-player mistakes. Talent and smarts will overcome!

    Tom Cable? Tom Cable’s kept his head down, and “nose to the grindstone” the past year. His calm and optimistic approach to rebuilding this team has been pretty remarkable, actually. He’s got HIS guys believing they can get it done.

    Al’s had some pretty amazing comeback stories under his regime…methinks Cable’s going to be one of them. Of course, that would mean Al’s made a comeback, too. A comeback to a winning tradition.

    Oh, yeah…it CAN and WILL happen! This year? Why not?!

    It’s a great Camp day to be a Raiders fan! Isn’t it?

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