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Twitter practice updates

Updates from the Raiders’ second practice from the penalty box can be found on my Twitter page.

Players and coaches are made available after the morning session each day.

The Raiders practice Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 4:20 p.m.

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  • SaintKaufman

    We’s gonna be good this year!

    Go Raiders!

  • SaintKaufman

    Stop the run, run the ball, throw it to Zakk.

    Chicken dinner!

  • ohioraider

    Offensive line S-U-C-K-S = 7-9 record.

  • priesttj

    Murph was anything special and he stilll caught 34 passes. One thing I know w’ll seee this year is much more consistency on offense. We will run a ton more plays because one thing I’ve learned about Campbell is that he is a checkdown specialist. He gets a lot of 1st downs. He passed for over 3,500 yards just checking down and an occasional fling downfield.

    Guy’s will be able to get in a rhythum that way. He uses the slot a lot in check downs as well as HB’s so everyone will get more opportunities. Campbell could pass for 4,000 yards just doing that. He also is a great redzone passer so I could see him passing for 25 TD’s.

    That’s why I see DHB having a real good year he’ll have a ton of touches. With his athleticism DB’s will have a tough time stopping him. IMO because of Chaz fragility Murph and DHB will make a ton of plays.

  • SaintKaufman

    I know you all didn’t ask for them but they’re the last 2 cents I got, so here ya go…

    Biggest difference for Campbell will be the sheer size of the targets he now has. Look at Randle El, Galloway, Moss and Cooley. Now compare them size and height to Bey, Shilens, Murphy and Miller. Hell, look at the size difference in the RB’s he’ll be throwing to now.

    Seems to me throwing the ball in traffic will be more effective as well as just getting the ball up where these guys can go get it. Screw speed, everybody is fast at this level(OK, maybe not Stu) but speed AND size will be a big upgrade for Campbell to do his thing.

    Crap, now I’m broke!

  • Nnamdi21

    Raider Weapons Emerge…

    Oh my gawd!! If they can get these guys in space and use that speed and power?!!

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/camp_2010

  • Nnamdi21

    107. Size AND speed they can get out into the pattern quicker one would hope!

  • Nnamdi21

    O line is a question people…Monday…

  • Thec07

    Nnamdi21 Says:
    July 30th, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    Raider Weapons Emerge…

    Oh my gawd!! If they can get these guys in space and use that speed and power?!!

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/camp_2010

    +++++++++++

    Good article… It mentioned my boy Ford as a weapon.
    No metion of JLH…

  • http://tada Florida Pete

    909RaiderLifer Says:
    July 30th, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    I don’t understand why YOU PEOPLE are getting so wound up over who the hell is the 3rd, QB…

    What you should be concerned about is: Who is the back up Long Snapper, cause I’m tellin ya if Condo goes down, we are doomed. DOOMED I say……

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

    doomed…

  • lefty12

    I find it hard to believe the starting Oline will be the same opening day as it is today.

  • M Lonetree

    seems as if everyone is off to better things to do. good on yer.

    appears very odd to me over the years that many in this forum drone misplaced hatred upon the managing general partner. (if this were a blog about another NFL franchise I could understand the fear/hatred/glad they’re down mentality when it comes to the Raiders and Al Davis.)
    if y’all want white bread and processed cheese mentalities with a Budweiser and an occasional bratwurst on the side there are plenty of those teams to cheer for.
    here things are done differently. if you want rare tri-tip with a side of habaneros and shots of Tres Generaciones then this is the team.
    this stems from the top on down.
    last four #1s
    Jabustus. rated best QB available. #2 turned out to be a turd.
    McF. rated highest RB (except for BHP’s foresight about CJ28). flawed and salvageable? Hue Jack?
    DHB. The kid has it all. Love to hear the squeals of the haters when he emerges (but all they will say is “ain’t worth #7″ blah blah blah.)
    Rolando. Top rated Lb. Butkus winner.
    WTF do some of you want Al to do?
    Top rated tackle Gallery.
    Top rated center Grove.
    the freakin’ players have to do something themselves, no?
    when the Cable Guy tells the squad to forget about all the negativity perpetrated by the national media (didn’t any of you mofos feel the least bit sorry for DHB having to hear all the shyte out there. a good kid and many of you mofos parroting the same crap without any love for him) he nails it. national (an some local)media members have long hated and feared the Raiders. that is never going to change. piling on with glee that Al’s troop have been down has been their greatest joy.
    and some of you have been no better. some of you are kids for whom seven years is a large portion of a lifetime.
    Al has suffered more than you bloggers have from these years.
    in some knowledgeable circles it is known that life does go in seven year intervals.
    the lean years are over.
    the moment to rise is nigh.
    so kwit yer beetchin’ and
    Raider On.

  • YoungAmerican

    As optimistic as I am about this season, the Raiders can’t truly contend with the best teams out there until they have consistency on the offensive line.

    Hopefully Campbell and Veldheer pan out. Even then, the Raiders still have a need for a legitimate center (especially in a 3-4 happy division). A left tackle capable of taking on pass rushers like Dumervil, Merriman, etc. would also help.

    I’d like to see this:

    LT – Jared Gaither (free agent after this season I think?)
    LG – Gallery (or Veldheer if Gallery can’t hold up)
    C – draft Mike Pouncey in the second round?
    RG – Bruce Campbell
    RT – Veldheer (or Barnes or Henderson or Walker)

    Even just marginal improvement on the offensive line could be the difference between the Raiders just being contenders in the AFC West, and the Raiders being contenders in the NFL.

  • YoungAmerican

    I’m starting to believe Cable when he talks about the “culture change”. The younger players are actually seeking out advice from the veterans this season. Houston consulting Seymour between plays, Heyward-Bey practicing late with Asomugha… It’s refreshing to see.

  • fat kidd

    Terrell Owens carries Chad Ochocinco’s pads
    Posted by Michael David Smith on July 31, 2010 8:53 AM ET
    We never expected players carrying each other’s pads back to the locker room after training camp practices to become one of the most talked-about stories during the summer of 2010, but here we are: New Bengals receiver Terrell Owens is carrying the pads for teammate Chad Ochocinco.

    Owens isn’t a rookie, but he is the new guy in Cincinnati, and he says he’s fine with carrying Ochocinco’s pads for as long as he’s no longer considered the new guy.

    “I guess until he tells me I’m good to go,” Owens said. “I don’t have a problem with it. Whatever Chad says, Chad gets.”

    That attitude puts Owens in the same company as Rams rookie Mardy Gilyard, but in contrast to Cowboys rookie Dez Bryant, who first refused to carry Roy Williams’ pads, then said he didn’t know he was breaking with NFL tradition, and now has much more important things to worry about.

    Overall, Owens says he’s happy in Cincinnati and just doing his best to fit into the offense.

    “It’s getting better, and that’s the thing with this offense,” Owens said. “It’s not easy, but I feel like I’m a rookie all over again, but it will come around.”

  • Just Fire Baby

    I remember people really wanted to draft this guy, man boobs and all.

    IMO, the biggest bust position in the draft is O-lineman, just nobody ever remembers the guys.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/30/andre-smiths-salary-deescalator-looms/

  • edward teach

    Post 112.

    Lonetree hits it out of the park.

    Nice job.

  • extraface

    Really enjoying the addition of camp coverage via Twitter this year. It would be extra helpful to us readers if you could repost all of your tweets for a given day back here on the blog in these posts where you’re mentioning that you are Tweeting. I think you could do it with very little extra effort using some of the free tools that are out there. Drop me an email if you’d like a suggestion or two.

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