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Anniversary and practice link

Maybe Tom Cable wanted to celebrate the one year anniversary of a day he’d rather forget, or perhaps he just wanted the guys to blow off a little steam.

More likely, he was paying off a bet to cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha about the Los Angeles-Boston NBA championship series, where Cable’s beloved Celtics fell to Asomugha’s Lakers.

In any event, Cable canceled meetings Wednesday night and took the team bowling, much to the excitement of running back Darren McFadden, who made note of it on his Twitter account.

A year ago today, assistant coach Randy Hanson was injured in what he alleged was an assault by Cable, prompting a lengthy investigation which ultimately resulted in no charges being filed but which stayed in the news for months. The Hanson story begat an ESPN story about Cable’s anger-management issues, which included alleged domestic abuse.

The NFL, like the Napa authorities, found no grounds to pursue.

Through all the questions and an 11 loss season, Cable never lost his temper in public, the one thing which would have been career suicide, and rode out the storm.

On the 364th day since Hanson broke his jaw at the Marriott, Cable was playfully running a pass pattern, hoping to catch a pass from safety Tyvon Branch, saying he was in perfect harmony with his players and coaches.

“This is my team and we got at it together, coaches and players,” Cable said. “We enjoy each other, and I think that’s part of it. You need to keep in touch with them.”

Not that Branch can expect to test his passing skills in a game any time soon.

“Tyvon was trying to convince me that he needs to come to offense and throw a reverse pass,” Cable said. “You guys saw it. He can’t throw.”

Assuming Cable hasn’t canceled practice to take the Raiders to a miniature golf course, I’m heading to Napa, with highlights available on my Twitter page.

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  • Jerry still Hating on the ROG

    # Just Fire Baby Says:
    August 5th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    lefty12 Says:
    August 5th, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    JFB,can’t say I agree with you about Wash. massively improving their coaching position or their QB position.Slight improvement in coaching,not sure about QB as McNabb is another year older and has been tailing off the last few years-not to mention hasn’t played a full year in quite a while.

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

    I hate Shananhan, but at worst he is a good coach. Jim Zorn was easily the worst coach in the NFL and maybe one of the worst coaches in our lifetime.

    Meanwhile, McNabb makes the playoffs yearly, and Campbell has never made a team over .500. Ask any GM trying to win in 2010 who they would rather have, I think you will get a consensus.

    Hence, huge upgrade.
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    Remember VR…..McNabb has been in one type of offense his entire pro career, now he goes to Shanny…..dont think their be an issue…even a little? Different scheme town and players for Philly and Wash….hell think about a division rival trading their face to you…..someone knows something

  • edward teach

    The Redskins will not win with Dan Snyder as their owner, and as our friend Mr. Rockstar says, you can print that. The difference between Al Davis and the other “hands-on” owners like Snyder and Jerrah Jones is that Al isn’t pretending like he knows football. He actually DOES know football.

    Shanarat is a known control freak, and I’m a little shocked that he took that job, to tell you the truth. I have a feeling it’s not going to end well out there in DC.

  • Jerry still Hating on the ROG

    # Thec07 Says:
    August 5th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    the west will be won by the Raiders….
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    The attitude and effort needed will be there…..just gotta put it together. This team wants to win and having some stand up guys should help us out

  • RaiderRockstar

    Jim Zorn was easily the worst coach in the NFL and maybe one of the worst coaches in our lifetime.

    ***

    who do you think replaced Hue Jackson as QB Coach in Baltimore?

    Zorn > Kiffin.

  • Jerry still Hating on the ROG

    # Just Fire Baby Says:
    August 5th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    We got 171 hours until we get to see the Silver and Black again!!

    Count ‘em down
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    Crazy right? Seems like it was only yesterday Russell went to Vegas instead of attend last meeting of the season. My my what a large road we have traveled…..still more to go

  • Thec07

    having some stand up guys should help us out
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    Truth…

  • Just Fire Baby

    Redskins have made the playoffs twice in the last 5 years.

    Not like they are the world’s worst team. #7 ranked defense, drafted O-line help, and got some hurt guys back.

    May not make the playoffs, but will be damn close if they miss.

    IMO, change of scenary might be the best thing for the tail-end of McNabb’s career.

  • lefty12

    JFB,the rat is still living off his success due to Elway.He hasn’t done squat since he retired.IMO,he is vastly overrated as a HG.I can’t refute your comments regarding McNabb but I think he played on a much better team in Philly and he is an ‘old’ 30ish guy-a lot of injuries the last few years.I’m could very well be mistaken about him but I just have this feeling he won’t be nearly as effective as in the past. A.Rodgers(as an example) has never been to the play-offs either-who would you rather have at this point in time.

  • Thec07

    Crazy right? Seems like it was only yesterday Russell went to Vegas instead of attend last meeting of the season. My my what a large road we have traveled…..still more to go

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

    The thing that pi$$ed me off the most was his diamond encrusted effigy of himself….. what a JackA$$

  • Jerry still Hating on the ROG

    # edward teach Says:
    August 5th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    The Redskins will not win with Dan Snyder as their owner, and as our friend Mr. Rockstar says, you can print that. The difference between Al Davis and the other “hands-on” owners like Snyder and Jerrah Jones is that Al isn’t pretending like he knows football. He actually DOES know football.

    Shanarat is a known control freak, and I’m a little shocked that he took that job, to tell you the truth. I have a feeling it’s not going to end well out there in DC.
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    The Teacher speaks…class is in session…………shhhhhhhhhhh everyone

  • bcz24

    Sorry… Jamarcus just woke up from Jamarcus nap. What Jamarcus mi…. HANDS OF MY DRANK GOTDAMMMMMIT… ss while jamarcus was sleepin’?

  • Nnamdi21

    At todays presser Cable said “They’re going to move the umpire behind the LOS with the referee”

    Which could mean more offensive holding penalties. Glad we didn’t take Iupati and that we got rid of Green.

    Wonder why they’re doing this? I thought defensive holding was going to be watched more closely last year.

    Maybe its to protect the ump from getting killed or gettingin the way of quick slants and the action.

    Not sure I like this move…

  • RaiderRockstar

    change of scenary might be the best thing for the tail-end of McNabb’s career

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    Andy Reid was loyal to McNabb until the bitter end and what did it net him? ZERO Championships

    McNabb’s play has been spotty the past few years. 400 yards and 3 TD’s in 1 game, then he’ll go to Oakland and get outplayed by JaMarcus

  • Thec07

    New post ladies

  • Just Fire Baby

    I’ve been saying it for awhile, this might be the most important preseason in a long time for us.

    Of course, not the final score or if we win-lose. Just how we look, how our 1sts look, how our QB(s) look, our rookie MLB, new OC….on and on.

    Back in the Gannon years, preseason games were brutal to watch and you just hoped nobody got hurt. In the Russell era, we just tried to cling to anything positive. Whole different ball-game in 2010.

  • Jerry still Hating on the ROG

    # Thec07 Says:
    August 5th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Crazy right? Seems like it was only yesterday Russell went to Vegas instead of attend last meeting of the season. My my what a large road we have traveled…..still more to go

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

    The thing that pi$$ed me off the most was his diamond encrusted effigy of himself….. what a JackA$$
    *******************************

    Oh you mean the one Kevin Harlan was clowing him about in Feb at the Suns game? Shyt was embarrassing man. He strolled around town with that sporting a large smirk as if he has done shyt…..guy is a loser plain and simple…..his career was over before it started….plus if he stayed here a lead pipe was in his future

  • Nnamdi21

    Who is this Jamracus fellow some of you are talking about?

  • edward teach

    ROG! How’s it, brother? Are you fired up for the season?

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