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Day 2 practice updates here

Getting ready to head to Napa for the second day of training camp.

The first order of business will be to see if Chaz Schilens, who left practice early during Thursday’s second session, is on the field.

Ordinarily, leaving practice early is no big deal and that could be the case here. It happens all the time, particularly early in camp, when players experience anything from muscle tightness to an upset stomach.

But Schilens’ case will be watched closely because he’s had two surgeries on his left foot within the past year for a broken metatarsal, an injury which cut short his training camp in 2009 and cost him half of the regular season. He is the most skilled player at what qualifies as a possession receiver among the wideouts on the Raiders’ inexperienced receiving corps.

Schilens walked off the practice field under his own power and returned after practice had ended, neither time on crutches, walking with a limp or wearing the dreaded protective boot of Darren McFadden fame.

Check here for updates on my Twitter account from the penalty box.

(For some reason, the media viewing area is divided this year by a line in the center. Not sure why. Perhaps to form an isolation unit if and when Poole and Kawakami arrive).

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  • Thec07

    So far Jerry Springer more active in tweet than pertocelli…

  • Thec07

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 30th, 2010 at 10:05 am
    Thec: DHB will be our #1 WR

    not Schilens or Murphy. definately not Ford

    ++++++++++=

    I am okay with that Bro…

  • RaiderRockstar

    hard to rate Mario H. thus far; linemen off on own a lot or not doing much in drills besides getting technique, assignments down

    … but with all interceptions he’s thrown first couple of days he might be opening door to backup job for Boller and Frye

    If quarterback competition came down to deep, commanding voice at line of scrimmage, Gradkowski would be No. 1 hands down …

    DHB makes nice adjustments on throws from Boller and Campbell

    Boller throwing darts, little low, little high but darts

    -Vittorio Tafur (twitter)

  • RaiderRockstar

    If quarterback competition came down to deep, commanding voice at line of scrimmage, Gradkowski would be No. 1 hands down … but with all interceptions he’s thrown first couple of days he might be opening door to backup job for Boller and Frye

    ***

    Fire Baby: your thoughts?

  • http://atm Raider O

    Raccoon,

    Trade him for OL or FB.

  • bcz24

    By Bill Williamson

    There has been some chatter lately that perhaps Oakland Raiders safety Michael Huff could move to cornerback.

    Huff, the No.7 overall pick in the 2006 draft, played both cornerback and safety in college while at Texas. He is versatile enough to pull it off.

    If he moved to cornerback, he’d compete with Chris Johnson at right cornerback and Stanford Routt for the nickel spot. If he left the safety spot, he’d make room for 2009 second-round pick Mike Mitchell.

    I caught up with Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. to discuss the possibility. Williamson thinks because both Johnson and Routt are solid players and because Huff is not a perfect cornerback fit for Oakland’s man coverage, he’d probably be best suited to stay at safety.

    Here is some of what Williamson had to say:

    “I could see him being a good cornerback in a system like Pittsburgh’s where the Steelers play off. He is a big, physical player who can tackle and he’d be effective there, but in Oakland’s scheme, he could have trouble. The cornerbacks in Oakland play in a tiny, confined area. I’m not sure he’d fit. Plus, Johnson and Routt are good players. I don’t know if Oakland would need him. Huff is an OK safety, so Oakland may be best suited just to keep him there … In the end, playing safety in Oakland is probably Huff’s best bet.”

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

    Gradkowski fumbled snap at line . . .
    2 minutes ago via PockeTwit

    Seymour in great position to make tackle on Bush at the goal line
    4 minutes ago via PockeTwit

    DHB drops hitch from Gradkowski
    7 minutes ago via PockeTwit

    McFadden blast through hole with amazing speed
    8 minutes ago via PockeTwit

    McFadden around the end, no one catches him
    11 minutes ago via PockeTwit .

    Campbell down after twisting knee, looks serious
    13 minutes ago via PockeTwit .

  • bcz24

    Most recent article I read about Huff not being suited to man to man…. there have been others as well. He is finally coming in to his own at safety, why mess it up and move him to CB. Let him stay at FS and build on a good year last year.

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

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 30th, 2010 at 10:22 am
    If quarterback competition came down to deep, commanding voice at line of scrimmage, Gradkowski would be No. 1 hands down … but with all interceptions he’s thrown first couple of days he might be opening door to backup job for Boller and Frye

    ***

    That’s why we call him….

    …..Garbagekowskiiiiiiii

  • RaiderRockstar

    Mitchell can’t beat McFadden to spot; swing pass to sideline turns into big play as McFadden turns corner

    Routt returns to the action

    -Vittorio Tafur (twitter)

  • http://atm Raider O

    Top 12 Defense!!!!!

    I can’t wait to play the DisChargers. We will destroy them!

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

    Huff is average at best. Dump him, trade him, move him to CB…doesn’t really matter, just get the YouTube Sensation MM on the field.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Let him stay at FS and build on a good year last year.

    ***

    fair enough

  • RaiderRockstar

    Campbell injured?

    DHB drops?

    Dakota: I hope you’re joking!

  • http://atm Raider O

    LMAO Dakota!!

  • http://atm Raider O

    He is RR.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    Man, McFadden has got some seriously skinny legs. No wonder he can’t break tackles
    14 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

    LOL!!!

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

    Man, McFadden has got some seriously skinny legs. No wonder he can’t break tackles…and I like to take it in the rear…

    Vittorio Tafur
    16 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

  • bcz24

    Nothing on Jerry Mcd”s twitter about Campbell injury

  • RaiderRockstar

    Still getting details of late skirmish on far field yesterday: houston confirmed, gallery likely opponent. Houston setting off o-line daily

    Man, McFadden has got some seriously skinny legs. No wonder he can’t break tackles

    -Vittorio Tafur (twitter)

  • RaiderRockstar

    Houston better not mouth off to Bob Gallery…

    Gallery will give him the Marcus Williams treatment!

  • http://atm Raider O

    Missile Mitchell aka Youtube Sensation and Ty B will bring back the Raiders tradition of having head hunters in the secondary. Nnamdi and CJ can tackle too!!

    Top 12 Defense!!!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Missile Mitchell aka Youtube Sensation and Ty B will bring back the Raiders tradition of having head hunters in the secondary. Nnamdi and CJ can tackle too!!

    ***

    Routt & Eugene = embarrassment

    Print That

  • Thec07

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    July 30th, 2010 at 10:46 am
    Houston better not mouth off to Bob Gallery…

    Gallery will give him the Marcus Williams treatment!

    ++++++++++=

    How do you figure???

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

    Tom Cable drooling over his Timeout chart while Hue Jackson runs practice.
    4 minutes ago via Pocketwit

    Tom Cable picking his nose…again.
    6 minutes ago via Pocketwit

    Tom Cable tells the players to “take it easy, this isn’t football!”
    8 minutes ago via Pocketwit

  • Thec07

    Roidman from boston was a cheap shot artist, not a real Raider…

  • RaiderRockstar

    a cheap shot artist, not a real Raider

    ***

    Thec: real Raiders played dirty!

    remember when Romo broke Shannon Sharpe’s leg?

    priceless :)

  • Thec07

    Never liked Romo… He is a klansmen…

  • RaiderRockstar
  • bcz24

    Romocop was one of my favs… when he played for us. Hated him when he was with Denver, and I cant stand listening to him do interviews now.

  • RaiderRockstar
  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    McFadden: I haven’t fixated on someone’s legs like this since Stacy Keibler. They’re toothpicks. Wouldn’t that be a red flag on draft day?
    Vittorio Tafur 8 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

  • RaiderRockstar
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  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl
  • RaiderRockstar
  • inonewordraider

    DHB and Nnamdi working late for second straight session on jams, releases

    I love it

  • Nnamdi21

    Like DHB and Nnams puttin in the xtra effort after a long practice…

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/camp_2010

  • jdg3

    I can’t wait to see DHB in the preseason. I hope he lives up to the hype he’s been building this offseason

  • Thec07

    good work on the tweets springer…

  • Thec07

    Nnamdi21 Says:
    July 30th, 2010 at 11:28 am
    Like DHB and Nnams puttin in the xtra effort after a long practice…

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/camp_2010

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

    Thanks for the post Bro…Good read…

  • Just Fire Baby

    Gradkowski does his best work on Sunday’s not Friday’s.

    LOL…..hey I got to say something. Missing OTA’s clearly is hurting.

    But I have confidence he will be fine.

  • MakeItRain

    Watching replay of VT vs Alabama game on ESPN classic, Haven’t seen anything impressive from McClain yet but he did have a dumb penalty around the goal line that cost the team at least 4 points, he’s a raider alright!

  • mistic1

    Wait a minute, what planet am i on? We have a head coach that actually likes coaching the raiders, and likes working for the old man upstairs. he al work together with out a buffer or go between, has this ever happened in oakland? He swallowed his own ego ( something gruden couldn’t do) and asked Al to teach him. He gave up his play calling duties, and hired a man that could replace him if the team tanks. He also has his finger prints on this all over this years team, and clearly is able to influence and get what he wants from big Al! The guys on the team love him, this cant be overstated, remember those weasels kiffin, and callahan?

    We have a play caller that will put points on the board. The 03 redskins were one of the most prolific offenses in the league that year he was o.c. Dont forget how painful, the norv turner, tom walsh, and greg knapp eras have been.

    We have VETERAN LEADERSHIP!?!??!?!? Wow guys that show up early, stay late and tutor the rooks! Even in our beloved gruden run, that team was full of personal agendas and major egos. This team is actually, dare i say it, ( scoobie doo,gulp) unselfish. No under achieving head cases, like sapp, porter, hall, jeff george, and all the other knuckle heads we have been forced to watch. No pouting loafers like , moss, mcglockton, jordan.

    Al Davis looks to have regained his mojo, having people that he trust around him. Instead of being so paranoid and insulated, that he cant get out of his own way. He didnt reach in the draft, and he resisted the ego maniacal fading stars, like haynesworth. Even though many of you here wanted exactly that guy, and wanted davis out.

    The move that i love as the most under the radar, Mike wauffle, and john marshall! Wauffle has led one of the best d lines over the last several years including a super bowl run, and our last good d line here in the town in the gruden era. With all of our new horses get ready for the new BLACK OUT DEFENSE!!!!

    Somebody slap me…. and second thought if i am hallucinating pour me another cup of that purple drank, this is awesome!

  • bcz24

    Mike Waufles D-Line last year was terrible… one of the main reasons the Gints tanked end of last year.

  • DKnight007

    DirtyRaccoon Says:
    July 30th, 2010 at 8:58 am
    Yeah, pretty tough to give up our first pick in 2011.

    We need to keep that 2nd round pick to get S. Wisniewski!!!

    ^^^^^^^
    Thats my prediction also.

    The Raiders first pick in the 2nd Round will hopefully be used on Center Stefen Wisnewski from Penn State!

    That’s if Stefens stock doesn’t skyrocket.

    Hope not!

  • DKnight007

    bcz24 Says:
    July 30th, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    Mike Waufles D-Line last year was terrible… one of the main reasons the Gints tanked end of last year.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Mike Waufle is one of the best D-Line coaches in the NFL!

    The reason why the Giants defense sucked last year was because of the piss poor job the D-Coordinator who replaced Spagnuolo did and because of their losuy DB’s

  • depcharger

    the giants d-line sucked because of injuries to their d-line. waufle is a good coach. tom cable still sucks.