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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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  • Raiduuuuuhhhs

    sweet

  • raiderrej

    2nd

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

    No DMAC news?

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

    God Damola it! I can’t believe he didn’t make the final 53!

  • bigd2010

    J.C=J.S. sorta what im thinking. God I hope not.

  • lefty12

    Bo-during walk-thrus,he flat out beat everyone around LE,then tripped on a clump of grass.

  • bigd2010

    Jay Schroeder please not again. A great all around team around him and he stank. if it wasnt for him we would have more rings. I hope that is not happening again with J.C>

  • JB

    # lefty12 Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Bo-during walk-thrus,he flat out beat everyone around LE,then tripped on a clump of grass.
    ************************

    ROFLMAO

  • Just Fire Baby

    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.

    **************************************

    Short-hopped??

    Who is throwing these passes?

  • lefty12

    That was a cheap shot.Actually we should all hope Dmac shows the stuff he had in college.It would sure benefit the team and we do need him.

  • DKnight007

    Nnamdi21 Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 10:07 am
    MCCLAIN!!!

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/camp_2010

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Yippy Kai Yay Mutha Fuka! hahaha

  • DKnight007

    The Raider O Line and D-Lines needs to step the heck up this year as well as the RB’s and WR’s!

  • DKnight007

    Special Teams needs to step it the hell up as well!

  • RaiderRockstar

    The biggest play was a post by Johnnie Lee Higgins

    ***

    Print That

  • Thec07

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    The biggest play was a post by Johnnie Lee Higgins

    ***

    Print That

    +++++++++++++++++

    Not bad during patty cake playtime….

    With pads on will he get gator limbs???

  • RaiderRockstar

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

    ***

    Print That, too!

    Jwigg: put on your bifocals mayne :)

  • Thec07

    JFORD > HIGGS > NMILL

  • JB

    This has to be a make or break season for the following Raider coaches and players:
    • Tom Cable
    • John Fassel
    • Sanjay Lai
    • Jim Michalczik
    • Darren McFadden
    • Michael Bush
    • Mario Henderson
    • Samson Satele
    • Tommy Kelly
    • Michael Huff

    I would think that as a team, a realistic achievement goal of 8-8 is achievable with all the adds and deletions made this off season. An AFC-W title is also achievable this time around. I’m optimistically hoping for a 10-6 season.

    Let it begin…..

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

    lefty12 Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    Bo-during walk-thrus,he flat out beat everyone around LE,then tripped on a clump of grass.

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

    Hi-farking-larious!

  • Thec07

    bigd2010 Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    Jay Schroeder please not again. A great all around team around him and he stank. if it wasnt for him we would have more rings. I hope that is not happening again with J.C>

    +++++++++++++++++++=

    huh???
    How do we get JS out of a walk through practice???

  • Just Fire Baby

    Seymour will be played as needed. Whatever D-line position is not playing well, expect Dick to come in and right the ship.

    It will start at some DT, and if the ends aren’t getting it done, he will go out there.

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

    Busted JLH needs busted coverage to make a play…telling.

  • Thec07

    JB, Add HIGGs to your list Bro…

  • JB

    Yes, assuming he makes the cut this time around – which is not a sure thing.

  • aig

    lefty12 Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    Bo-during walk-thrus,he flat out beat everyone around LE,then tripped on a clump of grass.

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

    Best post of the day.

  • JB

    Revised list:
    • Tom Cable
    • John Fassel
    • Sanjay Lai
    • Jim Michalczik
    • Darren McFadden
    • Michael Bush
    • Johnny Lee Higgins
    • Mario Henderson
    • Samson Satele
    • Tommy Kelly
    • Jay Richardson
    • Michael Huff

  • bigd2010

    Thec I’m looking at his whole carer, not just today. I’m happy as hell that we picked him up. i believe he was the best we could get. but I’m not sold on him. Its that he reminds me of J.S. I hope I’m wrong.

  • Thec07

    bigd2010 Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    Thec I’m looking at his whole carer, not just today. I’m happy as hell that we picked him up. i believe he was the best we could get. but I’m not sold on him. Its that he reminds me of J.S. I hope I’m wrong.

    +++++++++++++++++++=

    Me too Brother…. I was a big advo of bringing him in before the draft….Oline is going to be key…
    Funny they both played in washington….

  • Thec07

    JB Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    Yes, assuming he makes the cut this time around – which is not a sure thing.

    +++++++++++++++++=

    New sheriff in town, he will need to impress or he will get his luch ate by JFORD, the raiders roy….

  • http://raiderthoughts.com RaiderThoughts.com

    I forgot how painful it was to read the updates only to be reminded that plays are not completed and its this ‘little things’ focus. Like extended OTAs. Oh well.

    Lets count how many times Cable says “don’t read anything into it” this camp.

    Right now (1:45) DMAC is trying to take a power nap and Bush is keeping him up making him laugh with his comments on the Discovery channel show Big Cat Diaries…camp must really suck.

  • chargerschoke

    I dread seeing more of the same this year , Campbell drops back and is blindsided by a DE , out for weeks and every game a QB gets rocked because the offensive line problem has not been fixed since the great one of 03!

  • RaiderRockstar

    he will need to impress or he will get his luch ate by JFORD

    ***

    who ???

    Nick Miller? Todd Watkins? Yamon Figurs?

    Ford isn’t stealing any WR reps away from my boy JLH…

    YOU PEOPLE will be rejoicing after he catches a 15 yard pass from Campbell and takes it 60 yards to the house and does a backflip in the endzone in Week 1!

  • RaiderRockstar

    First-round pick Rolando McClain doesn’t feel any different after becoming $40 million richer Thursday morning, in time for the Raiders’ first practice of training camp.

    “I feel exactly the same,” he said. “I mean, I don’t have the money here.”

    McClain was the last of the rookies to sign, and that meant all the players were on hand for the start of camp. The middle linebacker was asked what he brings to the table, and he said “You’ll have to wait and see. I don’t know how I affect guys on the field, but I do.”

    Richard Seymour spent most of the practice lined up at defensive tackle after playing at end last year. He will move around and said he actually prefers playing inside. “I am a natural inside player, but will play wherever they tell me.” … Rookie Lamarr Houston lined up outside Seymour, and Cable said he could see Houston being on the field as much as McClain.

    Posted By: Vittorio Tafur (SF Gate)

  • Just Fire Baby

    JLH’s hometown is Sweeny Texas, home of about 3,500 people.

    Amazingly, in that small community there is another former player, Elmo Wright. Mr. Wright is credited as being the first football player EVER to do an endzone celebration.

    It must be in the water!!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Higgins was fielding punts

    -Vittorio Tafur (twitter)

  • RaiderRockstar

    Gradkowski officially back, behind center

    -Vittorio Tafur (twitter)

    ***

    Fire Baby: congrats bro!

    may the “competition” begin :)

  • jdg3

    Those back flips are always fun to watch……too bad it was mainly during preseason.

    Before last season I was telling a couple Bears fans that I thought Higgins was just as good of a returner as Hester…….I ate my words on that one.

  • RaiderRockstar
  • JB

    What is the twitter link for Vittorio Tafur (twitter)?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Anyone want to explain the point of re-signing Ryan Boschetti? Is he like a family member of someone or something.

    I mean I realize you need camp buddies and such, but he didn’t even make through day one of tap-dance class? And you don’t have to cut anyone for a few weeks, so what gives?

    OTA body? That is like the furthest rung down on the NFL player totem-pole.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Anyone want to explain the point of re-signing Ryan Boschetti?

    ***

    knows the system. dirt cheap

    since he was brought back on May 17th Seymour signed his tag and Houston inked a fresh contract

    oh yeah, and my personal favorite: JOHN HENDERSON!

    joined us on June 11th :)

  • Just Fire Baby

    JLH is right on pace with Jamarcus and OTA’s.

    Play pretty well the first day, cut by the end of the next month!!

  • DKnight007

    This team needs to be in TOP condition as well!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Fire Baby: also if i’m not mistaken Tommy Kelly missed a few days during OTA’s either with a minor injury or for personal reasons

    I remember reading that the 2 starting DT’s at one time were Bryant & Joseph. both Bush & McFadden were breaking off huge gains with runs straight up the gut – shortly after that big John was signed, problem solved

  • Pretty Rick

    The front four is a nice look, I always thought Seymour made more plays when he was inside anyway. Then we can rotate Henderson in,,thats if he makes the team. Kelly’s play can only improve if Seymour stays inside. I think Shaugnessy will be our leader in sacks this year.

  • RaiderRockstar

    JLH is right on pace with Jamarcus and OTA’s.

    ***

    you expect JLH to come in overweight, not know the offense, sleep in meetings and get arrested for drinking sizzurp ???

    did Al Davis hire a personal trainer for him this offseason? did he get boo’ed at a boxing match?

    Uh …

    I think it’s a little late for all that, don’t you?

    he just made the PLAY OF THE DAY!

  • JB

    I think it would be great to have Raider Public Service Announcement (PSA) showing Cable giving JHendersen his pregame smackdown followed by Cable saying “now get out there, do the right thing and make Oakland proud”. Visually they ought to run that PSA before every televised game.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Just screwing with you RR.

    But the parallel is still there.

  • jdg3

    This d-line has got me pumped up. Throw McClain behind them and we are going to be tough on D. The only potential weak spot I could see if pass coverage by our OLBs but hopefully Howard will play on passing downs.

  • RaiderRockstar

    we can rotate Henderson in,,thats if he makes the team.

    ***

    Rick, let’s assume Seymour stays at DT full-time next to Tommy Kelly (absurd, but whatever)

    that leaves Houston, Shaughnessy, Richardson & Groves at DE – which is fine

    but you need at least 4 DT’s

    We have Seymour, Kelly, Bryant and …. ???

    in your scenario John Henderson gets beat out by William Joseph, Chris Cooper or Kellen Heard?