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Training camp over . . . Jackson speaks

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 10:47 am in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders completed their final practice in Napa Thursday morning.

A few highlights relayed by beat writer Steve Corkran, with more news and notes to follow later:

– Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson gave a 13-minute interview for the first time since being hired Jan. 26, complimenting Raiders owner Al Davis and saying,“We’re trying to build a bully here.”

– No. 2 quarterback is officially up for grabs between Bruce Gradkowski and Kyle Boller, coach Tom Cable said. The coach conceded Gradkowski would have been considered the favorite coming into camp. However, Gradkowski’s missed time while recovering from a torn pectoral muscle and then a groin injury, combined with Boller’s “outstanding” play, has evened up the competition with two preseason games to go.

– Cable said starters would play the first half and then open the third quarter against San Francisco before leaving the game.

– Players ruled out of the 49ers game included cornerback Chris Johnson, defensive end Daniels, center Samson Satele, defensive end end Jay Richardson. Darren McFadden will play, Cable said.

More to come . . .

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  • Raider Dell

    Just a reminder to all of you in my FFL. The league draft is Sunday, the 29th of August at 1:00 PM (pacific Daylight Time).

    Rank your players and let’s have some fun.

    I expect to see J Wiggle draft- JLH, Dakota- McFafden, Just fire Baby-Bruce, and RRS- Jacoby Ford.

    Myself, I;m going out on a limb, first time for any Raider player, Jano is the selection for me at Kicker.

    Pass this on, thanks.

  • HairyBush

    Plunketthead Says:
    August 26th, 2010 at 11:53 am
    Darren McFadden will play, Cable said.

    Play what? tiddelywinks? hopscotch
    ————-
    More likely himself

  • HairyBush

    Chaz, your holding the offense back! people are waitin on you, and I don’t think your going to deliver more than half a season!

  • HairyBush

    J. Campbell is a big advocate for signing Patrick Crayton.
    (I made that up, but I would like it to happen)

  • HairyBush

    Any word on John Henderson?

  • 30 year raider

    # HairyBush Says:
    August 26th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Any word on John Henderson?
    ##############################

    hes still looking for someone to slap his face!!

  • Captain Mudslide & the Dingle Berry Posse

    lol @ 106

  • HairyBush

    30 year raider Says:
    August 26th, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    # HairyBush Says:
    August 26th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Any word on John Henderson?
    ##############################

    hes still looking for someone to slap his face!!
    ———————–
    I think the Raiders should have some kind of Promo day where the prize would be a tour of the locker room finished by getting to slap the taste out of J. Hendeson’s mouth.-Sign me up :)

  • edward teach

    From Tafur’s tweets;

    “I think they want Veldheer to keep job at center even when Satele returns.”

    Hue Jackson, on whether Dmac and MBush will split carries;

    “Well I don’t know. Obviously he’ll get an opportunity in this game and we’ll see where it goes from there.”

    So obviously they AREN’T satisfied with Satele at center (Priest), and does Jackson saying he doesn’t know about the Dmac/Mbush situation mean he’s a puppet, too (for those of you that think that Cable is one)?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Dell:

    J Wiggle = Heyward-Bey
    Rockstar = Higgins

    Thec is the biggest JFORD supporter on the blog :)

    not sure if he’s in our league or not??

  • 30 year raider

    # HairyBush Says:
    August 26th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    30 year raider Says:
    August 26th, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    # HairyBush Says:
    August 26th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Any word on John Henderson?
    ##############################

    hes still looking for someone to slap his face!!
    ———————–
    I think the Raiders should have some kind of Promo day where the prize would be a tour of the locker room finished by getting to slap the taste out of J. Hendeson’s mouth.-Sign me up :)
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@22

    thats actually a great idea!! show it on the big screen right b4 the game…

  • bcz24

    Anyone have a link for the full transcript from Hue? He spoke for 13 minutes

  • Nnamdi21

    Still wonder who’s gonna be our FB and what the wahts happening with our O line but have to admit, it seems like a different vibe after this camp.

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/camp_2010

    Lovin the Hue quotes!

  • PassTheCheetos

    Who else is excited to see what Zach Miller can really do this year?

  • HayesDaze37

    It’s a great day to be a Raiders fan! Isn’t it?!

    “He’ll get an opportunity”… sounds more like Hue Jackson’s talking about DMcFadden like he’d talk about an unproven rookie.

    DMC hasn’t earned a lot of time/gameplanning on the field…and he’s slowing the progress of the team as much as himself. It’s time for McFadden to improve, and stay on the field. Past time.

    If the rebuild of the O-Line is a success, they will become one of the League’s most respected lines…and one of its toughest.

    Man, it is time to celebrate the potential on this team!

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!