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Heading out to today’s lone practice session at 3:30 p.m. Updates can be found on my Twitter page.

Will have news and notes this evening following press briefing from coach Tom Cable and player availability. The Raiders are scheduled to have a double session Monday at 8:30 a.m. and 4:20 p.m.


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  • J Wiggle

    raideralex99 Says:
    August 15th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I hope DHB breaksouts this year.


    Don’t we all!

    Thought we would see him run a few short crossing routes, or something specific to get his hands on the ball. We need to get this kid going. Plays over a quarter and only has one pass thrown his way?

  • J Wiggle

    We NEED DMac and Chaz to be healthy and playing 16 games. Anyone who thinks our offense is good enough to get by without them is fooling themselves.

  • 504 Raider

    edward teach Says:
    August 15th, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Nick Miller’s TD was the correct call. After his foot came down in bounds his ankle and shin on the same leg also came in before he landed out of bounds.

    Weird rule, but it says that once the foot comes down, another part of the same leg can touch and even though the other foot doesn’t come down, it’s a catch. That’s the NFL for you. At least we got the call for a change.


    I always heard that one knee or shin = foot

    So one foot down plus a knee or other part of the other leg is the same as two feet.

    Miller’s catch. Touchdown!

  • J Wiggle

    Here’s my shot at a depth chart O …

    QB – Campbell, Boeller, Gradkowski (3)

    RB – Bush, McFadden, Bennett, Cartwright (4)

    FB – Lawton, Tonga (2)

    WR – Chaz, DHB, Murphy, JLH, Miller, Ford (6)

    TE – Miller, Meyers, Stewart (3)

    OT – Henderson, Walker, Pears, Barnes (4)

    OG – Gallery, Campbell, Looper (3)

    C – Veldheer, Satele (2)

    DE – Houston, Shaugnessy, Richardson (3)

    DT – Seymour, Kelly, Henderson, Bryant (4)

    OLB – Wimbley, Scott, Groves, Howard, (4)

    MLB – McClain, Brown, Williams (3)

    CB – Nnamdi, CJ, Routt, McFadden, Ware (5)

    SS – Branch, Mitchell (2)

    FS – Huff, Brown (2)

    P – Lechler (1)

    K – Jano (1)

    LS – Condo (1)

  • Kirk

    Our offense will be fine if we have BC and V starting and DHB and McFumble on the waiver wire.

  • J Wiggle

    Rock Cartright and Bennett are not better than McFadden. Cant get rid of our 2nd best back and one our top big play threats.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Getting DHB up and running this preseason has to be the number 1 priority if he is going to be starter.

    He started 12 NFL games, played in the preseason last year…and has 1 preseason game in 2010 under his belt and we STILL don’t know if he is capable of just being serviceable.

    JHill said it best….”design some short crossing routes”…and I will throw in a screen or two to just get this guy catching passess against someone NOT in the Silver n Black…..

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Tebow has a TERRIBLE delivery….big windmill…Byron Leftwhichesque

  • Just Fire Baby


    Boeller at #2??

    Not impressed last week. If that guy catches that easy pick, his rating would have been in the 50’s for the day.

    Not good going against the 3rd stringers.

    By no way do I want Kyle Boeller seeing the field this year.

  • Just Fire Baby


    Phoenix Park Hotel in downtown DC = way overrated

  • J Wiggle

    Grads is only #3 because he’s been nicked up. If he can get/stay healthy, I have no problem with him at #2.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    CAmpbell, Gradkowski, Boller….only way Gradkowski falls is if he stays injured….or Al Davis reverts back to HWS criteria

  • DutchRaider77

    Just… Curious, but why does everyone dislike Watkins, from Jerry Tweets and pre-saesons of the past he seems like one of the few receivers who actually catches the ball. Do not get me wrong, I wish the other receivers with the Pedigrees and speed would step up, but the guy does not seem to get a legit chance?

  • Just Fire Baby

    I like Watkins as the 5th WR.

    On kick coverage untis as well, which none of our other WR’s do.

  • J Wiggle

    I like Watkins too …

    Started to put him on my list, but I thought Ford would get the last spot based on him being drafted. We spent a lot of time developing him, and he is productive when he is in there.

    I REALLY like the sparkplugs Nick Miller and JLH. They have the ability to hit big plays and quick strikes.

    We pretty much know that Schillens, DHB, and Murphy are locks, so that just leaves Watkins and Ford battling it out for the 6th spot.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Very interesting J Wiggle.

    Here’s what I think may actually happen.

    (QB)- Grads beats out Boeller for #2
    (RB)- McFadden’s actually ‘penciled’ in as the starter but Bush gets the real work
    (FB)- Lawton gets the axe
    (WR)- Agreed. But they will have to provide justification for DHB first so expect more throws his way
    (OG) – You are riske’! You think they’ll cut CC? No way. More like Gallery, CC, Campbell with possibly another
    (C) – Satele starts the season, Veldheer finishes

  • fat kidd

    J Wiggle Says:
    August 15th, 2010 at 6:36 pm
    Rock Cartright and Bennett are not better than McFadden. Cant get rid of our 2nd best back and one our top big play threats.
    rock cartwrights mother and mike bennettes mother are better than dmac.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I would like to see Veldheer get a series with the one’s this week or next.

    But not real fair to judge Veldheer going against guys HOPING to make a practice squad and Satele going against Pro Bowler Jay Ratliff.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Are they going to hope to milk Darren in the regular season without giving him any more carries than last year in the preseason?

    Very concerning for me. Don’t want any player at any position, trying to get his legs in the second half in Tennessee.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Or CC starts the season and Campbell finishes. Either or can and probably will happen. I predict rotation within the season in the middle of the line; but having Campbell and Veldheer start the season given they are both in brand new positions is a stretch for any coach to take that risk.

  • fat kidd

    waste of roster spots j.russell,javon walker,d.mcfadden well we got rid oh 2 out of three,he got good hands lets use him as a slot reciever,he has legs like lindsay lohan so lets clear the slate and cut him!!!!!

  • J Wiggle

    The thing about starting Campbell and Veldheer has more to do with how bad Satele and Carlisle are.

    There’s going to be a learning curve and some rookie issues, but there would also be some “issues” with Satele and Carlisle.

    I guess the question is which set of problems would you rather deal with? At least with the rookies, we have a physical advantage.

  • TerrapinRaider

    I’m saying I don’t think the COACHES will actually do that. To cut a starter? If that were to happen we would be seeing the tea leaves by the second pre-season game and most definitely by the third. I just don’t see that happening. CC sticks.

    Last year, someone started in front of Satele (maybe Morris?) becuase Cable believed Satele didn’t have the system down – i.e. he was new. Eventually Satele started but not right away. Again, I just don’t see the coaches taking that action at center.

    Nor guard for that matter – even though I think it should be easier to do.