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Raiders take two days off

The Raiders will take today and Monday off before getting back at it Tuesday for the last three days of training camp in Napa.

Coach Tom Cable will not address the media as a followup to Saturday night’s 32-17 win over the Chicago Bears until Monday on a conference call.

The Raiders have scheduled practices for Tuesday and Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and a final practice Thursday at 8:30 a.m. before breaking camp.

The team’s Raider Nation Celebration will be Friday at Frank Ogawa Plaza from 4 to 6 p.m. Check the link provided for more details.

The Raiders host the San Francisco 49ers Saturday at 6 p.m., the game which usually involves the most game-planning and playing time for prominent players. Ideally, the Raiders would have Darren McFadden (hamstring) Darrius Heyward-Bey (fatigue) and Chaz Schilens (foot) available for at least a brief appearance.

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  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    I never heard of Valentino Tarfur. I was talking about Gradkowski being traded. You said Cable said so. I asked for proof, then you come at me with all of this jibberish about Shillens. I don’t care about Shillens. He’s a 3rd rate Davis scholarship. I care about Gradkowski.

  • Thec07

    What up Nation????

  • Nnamdi21

    Cable says Schilens may need knee surgery…

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/exclusives

  • fat kidd

    we traded bruce gradkowski for vito darfur never hurd of him!!!!

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    I’m not fighting anyone, BCZ. I’m sorry about talking that way last night. I’m above that. So that’s the last time I’m going to talk about it with you.

  • Thec07

    TheyCallMeAssassin Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 11:49 am
    If Schilens needs knee surgery, it’s going to be a massive blow to whatever the Raiders thought their receivers could be capable of. He’s the only Raiders receiver with consistent hands, but if he can’t get on the field then it’s time to call up AJ Smith and figure out who the Raiders have to blow to get Vincent Jackson.

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

    Wish we could but will never happen…AJ Smith will be the death of that team. He is putting rivers life on the line with dombrowski at LT…

  • Nnamdi21

    Grads has little trade value. Injured and only had a few decent games in Raiderland. B4 that he was a scrub.

    Why ditch him?

  • Thec07

    I know the org is going a diffrent direction with respect to picking up players, no more bad apples, however i was calling for us to sign terrell Owens…

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Damn shame that Schillens can’t stay healthy.

    Kid has it all. Great size, fabulous hands, excellent speed, runs nice routes.

    Everything but the most important asset – durability.

    Those small bone injuries to the foot can linger forever and lead to other injuries when the athlete tries to compensate.

    Even if the knee just needs a minor clean up, might be best to shut it down for the year if the foot still isn’t right.

    Raids have to come up with a reliable posession receiver option.

  • Nnamdi21

    Schil may not be hurt that bad…still don’t know about his left foot though…

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 11:28 am

    oh snap!

    The Pittsburgh Steelers just shipped us a 2012 fourth-round draft pick in exchange for Bruce Gradkowski!

    I guess they weren’t impressed with Byron Leftwich, Charlie Batch or Dennis Dixon?

    Let’s see if he passes the physical …

    Kyle Boller is officially #2
    —————————-
    RMR you are getting pissed on by the wrong guy. Redirect is your only option.

  • fat kidd

    maybe its gradkowski for rothlessburger

  • Thec07

    We may need to IR Chaz…

  • http://raidersfans.net Just Win

    # Nnamdi21 Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Grads has little trade value. Injured and only had a few decent games in Raiderland. B4 that he was a scrub.

    Why ditch him?
    =========================================

    Two reasons: a) roster space and b) he is making a pretty good salary for what would be a #3 QB.

  • fat kidd

    trade chaz for a slapchop

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    The only person I ever addressed was the person who said Gradkowski was traded. Anyone else who responded to me got their self into it. I’ll redirect my sausage from your mother’s snatch to her poop hole.

  • Captain Mudslide & the Dingle Berry Posse

    it’s poop shoot, RMR…get it right! LOL

  • fat kidd

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    The only person I ever addressed was the person who said Gradkowski was traded. Anyone else who responded to me got their self into it. I’ll redirect my sausage from your mother’s snatch to her poop hole.

    ……………….its more like a vienna sausage!!!!

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    The only person I ever addressed was the person who said Gradkowski was traded. Anyone else who responded to me got their self into it. I’ll redirect my sausage from your mother’s snatch to her poop hole.
    ——————————–
    Attempting to help a fellow blogger pull his head from his ever loving arse, and you reply with poop hole anecdotes?
    How rude.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    It’s more like one of those giant sized sausages you have to carry with two arms, Fat Kidd.

  • bcz24

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    I never heard of Valentino Tarfur. I was talking about Gradkowski being traded. You said Cable said so. I asked for proof, then you come at me with all of this jibberish about Shillens. I don’t care about Shillens. He’s a 3rd rate Davis scholarship. I care about Gradkowski.
    **************************************

    You my friend are lying. I never said such thing. In fact I never commented at all about RRS’s Gradkoski trade rumor. You are a liar.

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    The only person I ever addressed was the person who said Gradkowski was traded. Anyone else who responded to me got their self into it. I’ll redirect my sausage from your mother’s snatch to her poop hole.
    ********************************************
    You are ALSO a hypocrite, since you found someones “sister knocker” comment offensive and then typed this jiberish.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    Drexl, you’re getting on my nerves. Meet my friend ignore.

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    Bcz, you’re comments are vile and rude today.

    Word of the day:

    I G N O R E

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    TheyCallMeAssassin Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 10:01 am
    Outside of that 89-yard run the defensive line looked solid again. I know a lot of people are concerned that Rolando McClain got blocked but that’s what happens in the NFL.
    ======================================================
    No, No, No…there is no “Outside of that 89-yard run”

    That 89 yard run counts! The fact it led to 7 points amplifies the point. 89 yard runs count!

    The Raiders have to stop that mess more than they don’t. Shouldn’t get blown up like that more than a handfull of times a year.

    That mess killed this team in the past. They have to play DISCIPLINED football on every play.

    Chicago ran 25x for 174 yards….7 yards per carry…that can’t happen in the future….otherwise we will be saying “Outside of a few plays we would have made the playoffs”

    Gotta keep on it. I am glad that the players are talking about the flub up and are determined to fix it.

    Don’t gloss over that play or the run performance….it is what it is and they have to change it

  • fat kidd

    okay rmr let go off the sausage and type with two hands!!

  • bcz24

    My comments are vile and rude? You just told someone you would redirect your peenor from their moms vahjayjay to her poopshoot and MY comments are vile?

    Word of the day:

    H Y P O C R I T E

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    The defense looked like the same ol Raiders on that 89 yard run. You rarely even see 50+ yard running plays go for scores anymore. Somebody usually catches them. The Raiders D was sleeping, period. I still don’t think they practice hard. They’re running better plays on offense and have some better players on defense, but they’re still lacking the organization, discipline, and overall cohesiveness to be a winning team. It’s a 4 quarter game. And the Raiders are still a 1 quarter team.

  • http://raidersfans.net Just Win

    where did you guys find this real madden raider guy? Some sanitarium in Denver?

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    BCZ, you’re on ignore. You just don’t realize it yet.

  • RaiderRockstar

    S&B: the DT filling in for Richard Seymour (A gap) on that Forte TD was the undrafted Harvard kid – Desmond Bryant

    Jwigg: you knew it was coming :)

  • http://aldavissucks.blogspot.com/ The Real MaddenRaider

    Just Win, welcome to my ignore list. Enjoy it. Anyone else?

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post

  • itzSteve

    # Thec07 Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    We may need to IR Chaz…

    ____________________

    they could also put him the PUP list. I cant remember how long he would have be on there…4 or 6 weeks I think? At least it would open up another roster spot for a healthy body.

  • edward teach

    SnB,

    You make a valid point about stopping the big play, however you are stretching your point about run defense by saying that the Bears averaged 7 yards per carry.

    Technically, that’s true. However if that one run is taken out of there they averaged about half that.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not excusing the play or saying it doesn’t need to be addressed. What I AM saying is that the other 24 carries the Bears had netted them only 85 yards. That is something that should not be overlooked and has to be considered when you’re talking about our run defense. If one carry matters, then the other 24 have to matter as well.

  • JB

    So Schilens now needs knee surgery. C’mon Cable, how do you screw up your knee while watching practice? As great a prospect this guy might have been he can’t stay healthy. He’s just too damn fragile. In any event, he;s history. Just put his as on IR and let’s move on. You can work him out again next year. Maybe he will have healed by then – probably not. Let’s NOT hold a 53 slot for him hoping for participation this year. Should have taken TO when we had the shot.

  • CF-Fan

    First tyime posting here, been a Raiders Fan for over 38 years, since I wrote a letter to RB #44 Marv Hubbard as a kid.

    Here’s My Take on the ’10 Squad:
    Team can no longer count on Schillens to ever get healthy, need to move on. Watched Ford in last years ACC Champ game and he doesn’t appear to have any hands, he catches with his arms, probably another dudd. He might make it as a return specialist and the occassional deep threat, but doesn’t appear to be an every down threat. Historically speaking, all the great ones caught with their hands, not arms… Jury still out on DHB, most likely another arms catcher, hopefully this year we’ll find-out. Very surpirsed the Raiders haven’t picked-up on that… RB’s: We have one back, Bush, McFadden is a disappointment to date, but perhaps this year he comes out. Cartwright and Bennett are breather backs, nothing more… Squad is a major improvement from last season, mainly because the Defense ahs been retoolled, a-lot to like there, or so it appears for now.

    2010 Raiders go 8-8, +/-1, given the weak schedule they should roll everyone in the NFC West except SF, and should roll everyone in the AFC West except SD, I hope we spilt with them. Week 1 in Tenn will be interesting, don’t think any team in the league matches up against a HOT Vince Young and Co. Cable gets his first real chance from under J Russ, we’ll see what he’s made of and I’m not a big Hue Jackson fan. But, I keep an open mind. Pretend I’m from Mizzu and show me Hue !!!

    Peace Out…