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Heat arrives just in time

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 at 8:16 pm in Oakland Raiders.

News and notes from the Raiders’ practice session, as relayed by beat writer Steve Corkran and through group interviews:

– Projected starter Chaz Schilens is almost certainly out of the season opener and the status of center Samson Satele is up in the air, but all was right with the world as the temperature broke three digits Tuesday in Napa.

“It was great. It was exactly 103. It was perfect. But we needed it,” Raiders coach Tom Cable said. “I talked about before, we had a chance to go to Dallas, it was like 104 when we got off the plane. We played in Chicago last week. We were hoping to have a lot of humidity, and we just didn’t get it.

“It was actually a pretty cool night. What I’m getting at is the fact that we’ve got to go and open at Tennessee, so we’re going to need to be in this kind of environment a little bit. And it was good for it. I really am excited how we handled it today as a football team.”

– Cable ruled Satele out of the 49ers game, but wasn’t willing to anoint Chris Morris as the starter Saturday night. It’s an interesting decision for Cable, given that third-round pick Jared Veldheer was the backup left tackle yet has also been touted as a possible center.

– Not long ago, Cable talked of the move of Alex Daniels from defensive line to fullback as something that was out of the experiment stage. He was wearing No. 71 Tuesday, instead of No. 39.

“I just didn’t feel like we made the improvement as quickly as I’d hoped,” Cable said. “He was brought in here, started out on defense to be a pass rusher, and obviously, it’s good to get a set of legs back over there. It just didn’t feel like to me it was working.”

That doesn’t meant we’ve seen the last of Daniels. Someone who can play both defensive line and fullback can be of great use on the practice squad.

– Darrius Heyward-Bey and Darren McFadden, apparently fresh and loose after missing practice sessions, were back on the field in the heat and ostensibly will get some work against the 49ers Saturday.

Not that either shed much light on why they were out. McFadden originally was “tight” and not injured, according to Cable, but missed more than a week. Heyward-Bey was “fatigued.”

Heyward-Bey had a good practice, and deflected as best he could inquiries bout his status.

“Just fatigue, same thing coach Cable said,” Heyward-Bey said. “Whatever he said.”

McFadden remained vague about his ability to “get loose,” said he could have played against the Bears but didn’t yet have his “burst.”

Cable, when asked about McFadden’s workload, essentially covered all the bases.

“Our plan right now is to go through the week like normal, that he’s back and ready to go,” Cable said. “We’ll be smart in terms of his workload, is probably the only issue here. Once we get there Saturday we go play.”

– Defensive end Jay Richardson said he underwent surgery for a meniscus tear and hoped to be ready for the opener.

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  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    # Drexl Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Those of you that go to games…what do you spend on average per game, gas, parking, ticket, concessions, the whole 9? Just curious.

    —————————————-
    $15 prerolled blunt
    $10 Sierra Nevada 6 pack(expensive dive market on my walk to BART.
    $8 Round trip BART
    $61 Ticket reduced to $51(season)
    $20 Beer+Dawg

    About $120

    ………..

    That’s not bad. What about those who don’t live within walking distance of BART, and have seats where you can actually see the colors of the uniforms on the field?
    —————————
    section 110, row 30ish. The Houston game last year, not a drop of rain hit my wife and I, seats just high enough to be under the 210 over hang.
    The seats are just to the left of the black hole, insight of the shenanigans, far enough away to not get tazed.
    South endzone can be a bit difficult to see the line play, etc. Binoculars work great though.
    I love my seats.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    My Barber today predicted 11-12 wins for the Raiders. I lmao’d

  • inonewordraider

    What happened to Housh? Helluva possesion receiver last I saw…

  • RaiderRockstar

    My Barber today predicted 11-12 wins for the Raiders

    ***

    is your barber J Wiggle?

  • fat kidd

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Those of you that go to games…what do you spend on average per game, gas, parking, ticket, concessions, the whole 9? Just curious.

    —————————————-
    $400.00 limo service
    $1000.00 dom periogn $280.00 caspian caviar
    $147.00 Foie Gras
    $20 Beer+Dawg
    VIP SEATING =FREE
    About $1847.00

  • Captain Mudslide & the Dingle Berry Posse

    Coochmanzadeh is still stuck in Seattle.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Podunkian Monkey,

    I own a business. Worry about your job before they find someone who doesn’t blog all day and acts like he is working. What kind of work do you do again?
    You must do Admin work. Male sec?!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raider mOpe:

    it was a joke, like your take on Huff …

    get over it!

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

    # fat kidd Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    $400.00 limo service
    $1000.00 dom periogn $280.00 caspian caviar
    $147.00 Foie Gras
    $20 Beer+Dawg
    VIP SEATING =FREE
    About $1847.00

    ………

    I meant Raider games. Not Niners.

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

    What business do you own, Raider O?

  • Plunketthead
  • fat kidd

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    What business do you own, Raider O?

    …………..PORTABLE TOILET VACUUMING!!!

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

    I just don’t understand all of these people on here who say they own businesses. Why would they tell us this?

  • Oakland_raiders
  • http://atm Raider O

    RR,

    I was playing bro. I know you are an accountant.

    Get over it!!!

  • Thec07

    KoolKell Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    My Barber today predicted 11-12 wins for the Raiders. I lmao’d

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

    Whats your prediction???

  • Lakota

    Business is booooming!

  • hendu

    ANY

  • fat kidd

    KoolKell Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    My Barber today predicted 11-12 wins for the Raiders. I lmao’d

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

    RONDE OR TIKI

  • http://atm Raider O

    RMR,

    I wholesale cars for dealers.
    I’m not rich, but the flexible schd allows me to continue my education.

  • RaiderRockstar

    5pm in Podunk. later gents!

  • Thec07

    LTR

  • fat kidd

    Raider O Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    RMR,

    I wholesale cars for dealers.
    I’m not rich, but the flexible schd allows me to continue my education.

    ……………YOU SHOULD TAKE A COURSE ON FOOTBALL!!!!

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

    How’d you get into that business, O?

  • hendu

    Wont let me post this, believe I sent it to D/lAkota already, please check out spp.gov, may have changed some,but check it out

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

    Fat Kidd, take it easy.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Later Podunkian.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Thec07

    I will say 8 wins, until I see some reg season action.

    Yeah, they look good the 2 pre-season games. But, that’s pre-season.

  • hendu

    Forgot, check out the security link,as well as the rest! Raiders!!!!!!!

  • http://atm Raider O

    RMR,

    You can get a license, or just pay $70+ and go to police auctions (repos).

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

    Is it a crowded business, O? Just that easy? Get a license, you’re in, earning enough to live on?

  • Thec07

    KoolKell Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    Thec07

    I will say 8 wins, until I see some reg season action.

    Yeah, they look good the 2 pre-season games. But, that’s pre-season.

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

    thanks for the reply…

    I will say 10, and AFC West title…

  • Thec07

    Oakland_raiders Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

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

    Thanks for the post, good read….

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

    # Thec07 Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    thanks for the reply…

    I will say 10, and AFC West title…

    ………….

    That’s what Gruden’s last team here put up, Thec. You’re saying this team’s as good as the ’01 Raiders?

  • http://atm Raider O

    RMR,

    Very Easy to get in, but you need to have buyers (dealers to but cars, or sell them on your own to people), and you have to know how to buy cars. If you over pay, then you can’t make a profit.
    I can help you start one, if you are interested.
    People need cheap cars!

  • fat kidd

    Exactly every 10 years since 1970 the raiders win the afc championship game next time due 2010.

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

    Raider O, where did you learn to do those things? Who schooled you in that biz?

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

    # fat kidd Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Exactly every 10 years since 1970 the raiders win the afc championship game next time due 2010.

    …………….

    I think you might have to consider that another one of those Raider traditions that went into the toilet.

  • Thec07

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    # Thec07 Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    thanks for the reply…

    I will say 10, and AFC West title…

    ………….

    That’s what Gruden’s last team here put up, Thec. You’re saying this team’s as good as the ‘01 Raiders?

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

    I thought I was clear. IMO, We will win 10 games, and win the west….

  • fat kidd

    Raider O Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    RMR,

    Very Easy to get in, but you need to have buyers (dealers to but cars, or sell them on your own to people), and you have to know how to buy cars. If you over pay, then you can’t make a profit.
    I can help you start one, if you are interested.
    People need cheap cars!

    ……………that might not be a good business over the next ten years california is not business freindly there is going to be a mass exodus of business and people too utah. its already started.

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

    Thec, I have your answer loud and clear. I’m just questioning the logic behind it. Do you realize that at several points throughout the ’01 season, many in the press were calling the Raiders the best team in football? Do you think we could be called the best team in football right now?

  • fat kidd

    i live in palm springs where there are 11 estates 9 are for sale.all are relocating too utah with hewlett packard and ebay etc..

  • http://atm Raider O

    RMR,
    I started when I was 18, my father had cancer (he couldn’t work), I had a GF who didn’t work, so I needed a good job that paid more than MCD & a liquor store, so I started selling cars for a small mitsubishi dealer who helped me learn the bus.

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

    Don’t let the door hit them on the way out, Fat Kidd. California’s agriculture could keep the state solvent by itself. Only problem is that it’s controlled by a few wealthy people. We drive them out, and get the right people in government to control the agriculture and distribute the profits fairly amongst the citizens, we don’t need any of those businesses that are leaving California. We’d be able to start new ones in their respective industries. F*** them. Anybody threatening to leave California…GO! Please.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Fat Kidd,

    -Gas prices go up, people buy small cheap cars.
    -econmy is suffering, people save and buy cheap cars.
    -economy is doing great, then people buy cheap cars for their kids.

    It’s a great business, and I’m welling to help who ever is interested start one.

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

    Anyone your age would have loved selling cars over working at McDonald’s, Raider O. I know I would have. I just couldn’t get hired by a car lot at that young an age. How’d you do it?

  • fat kidd

    Raider O Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    Fat Kidd,

    -Gas prices go up, people buy small cheap cars.
    -econmy is suffering, people save and buy cheap cars.
    -economy is doing great, then people buy cheap cars for their kids.

    It’s a great business, and I’m welling to help who ever is interested start one.

    gas prices go up people buy chevy volt electric cars i just ordered one there only $43,000

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

    Wow. Nobody took the bait on my s0cializt agriculture idea? What’s happening to you guys? Come on, O. Let me see your O face. O, O, O, O!!!!

  • fat kidd

    Raider O Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    Fat Kidd,

    -Gas prices go up, people buy small cheap cars.
    -econmy is suffering, people save and buy cheap cars.
    -economy is doing great, then people buy cheap cars for their kids.

    …………………………problem there is there are very few cheap people in califonia!!!

  • fat kidd

    and jamarcus russell just took 36 million california dollars too louisiana.