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Bush will prepare as if playing

Running back Michael Bush has enjoyed leading the cheers for training camp roommate Darren McFadden, but is hoping to get in on the action when the Raiders visit the Arizona Cardinals Sunday.

“I don’t think he even gets a break,” Bush said Monday. “He’s been doing a great job. I’m his biggest fan on the sideline if you watch it over there I’m cheering and happy. As a player I feel I’m missing a part by not being out there.”

Bush had stitches removed recently from his left thumb. He underwent surgery three weeks ago to have screws inserted to repair a “Bennett fracture,” a procedure which generally takes four to six weeks of recovery time.

Game day would be one day shy of four weeks.

“This whole week I’m going to go through the whole practice as if I’m playing and make a decision by the end of the week,” Bush said.

Listed as having practiced without limitations Wednesday and then back to being limited Thursday, Bush said in his mind he was without limits every day until Friday heading into the St. Louis game.

“I kind of felt like I wasn’t really ready and took a step back to let the other guys in and get the game plan going,” Bush said.

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  • Ryan

    That didn’t take long.

  • Ryan

    I’d save Bush for the Houston game. Give DMAC another game to build on.

  • Raider Dell

    Jhill

    Got a idea.

    To Jerry Mcdonald, could you please at the press conference ask Cable, if the first TD to Clayton, was Branch’s responsibility or Routt.

    I don’t ask very much of your expertise, any help in this area would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Raider Dell

  • J Hill

    Almost done with the first half and the only real issue I see with JC is his inaccurate deep ball. These passes aren’t even close.

    Veldheer > Henderson

  • The Big Banana

    Jerry – I see you finally got your caffeine fix this morning. Pumping out those posts..

  • No Mas Diamante

    who esle do we get back this week/ Porcelin Schillens?

  • No Mas Diamante

    *else*

  • The Big Banana

    “This whole week I’m going to go through the whole practice as if I’m playing and make a decision by the end of the week,” Bush said.

    ==================================================

    Rest up, Bush. DMAC’s doing fine out there. No use risking re-injury.

  • bcz24

    Dell, Cable wouldnt (nor would any other coach) throw a specific player under the bus. He would tow the line of “Its all good, bad play, gotta get better, seeing positive, yadda yadda yadda”

  • http://atm Raider O

    -Fix the OL, And this team can win 8-9 games!
    -Fix the OL & Hire Gruden, and this team can go to the POs!
    Print That!

    Later Gents!

  • bcz24

    We still need a fullback. The 4th and 1 on the first drive demonstrated that big time!

  • No Mas Diamante

    the D should have been better prepared for Jackson. Tackling was horible in the first half. Did you see McLains’ attempted arm tackle?

  • bcz24

    No Mas Diamante Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    the D should have been better prepared for Jackson. Tackling was horible in the first half. Did you see McLains’ attempted arm tackle?
    ****
    Truth… but for the first time in 7 years we made adjustments at halftime that worked and we held jackson to nothing in the second half.

  • NYC DAVE

    Is anyone else besides me concerned about the playing callin towards the end of the game. Maybe Im being to harsh, but I thought the playcalling on the 2nd to last drive was bad….. Why are they throwing the ball on 1st down with less than 4 minutes remaining? McFadden was running great. Was this Hue Jackson’s call or did Cable have his hand in this????
    Im looking for feedback from fellow Raider fans.

    Happy for the WIN!!!!!!!!!!

    NYC DAVE.

  • Raider Dell

    bcz24 Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    Dell, Cable wouldnt (nor would any other coach) throw a specific player under the bus. He would tow the line of “Its all good, bad play, gotta get better, seeing positive, yadda yadda yadda”

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Bcz24

    You’re exactly right. Last week Cable was asked at the press conf, what went wrong on the long TD run by Johnson. His quick answer was misalignment.

    So you must believe, McClain missed setting his guys up front in the right position, or they as a front seven,they just missed their call from the sidelines on that play.

    My question to Jerry Macdonald Cable can be floated softly to determine, who had responsibility a DB or safety.

  • NYC DAVE

    Run Ball+ RUN Clock= Victory. Especially when you are up by 9 point with under 4 min remaining.
    NYC DAVE.

  • big pep

    bcz24 Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    Dell, Cable wouldnt (nor would any other coach) throw a specific player under the bus. He would tow the line of “Its all good, bad play, gotta get better, seeing positive, yadda yadda yadda”
    ——————————————————-maybe thats what the whole problem has been for 7 fn years, coaches need to man up and tell these fools that there fn up out there. and thats why you aint playn biatch. now sit ur asss down.

    coaches always trying to be carefull and before you know it they lost their jobs again.

  • No Mas Diamante

    that 4th and 1 should have been 3 points instead. bad call. Always take the points…

  • No Mas Diamante

    Jano needs the extra work!

  • bcz24

    I dont think the coach needs to call players out in a press conference to the media. I manage a lot of people, not the same as coaching a professional sports team, but I never call someone out in front of everyone else. That brings everyones moral down. Do it privately. In Cables case (or Marshalls really) in secondary meetings they need to get after the offender. Doesnt need to happen in the media though

  • Plunketthead

    I thought our only hope for Oline help was to trade Nnamdi but Bush might be trade bait as well.
    Dakota mentioned it. Bush contract may be up next year.
    I wonder if we could get Brandon Jacobs and an Oline man for Bush

  • big pep

    local radio stations in nashville getn all kind of calls from titan fans about v.y. being benched, people are pissed, whats it like in the bay?

  • priesttj

    I would be very careful abut writing Campbell off so early. Yes he’s playing poorly and he needs to speed up his game. But IMO we are a better once he’s playing well and starting and Grads in the bullpin. Grads as a starter longterm scares me because then teams with great defenses can gameplan him and his style and keep him in the pocket. But when they’re gameplanning Campbell and Grads comes in and gives them a change of pace and by the time they adjust GAME OVER. It’s much diffeent once he’s the starter.

    With Campbell he gives a strong pocket passer capable of threatening defenses deep and he is accurate but for reason the timing is not quite there yet. You know as fans we tend to overreact to things good or bad but the coaches must think longterm and IMO we are much better if we can get Campbell gets up to speed with Gradkpwski coming in a relief role he’s shown that that is a strength for him.

  • severeraiderz

    Raider Dell Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    bcz24 Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    Dell, Cable wouldnt (nor would any other coach) throw a specific player under the bus. He would tow the line of “Its all good, bad play, gotta get better, seeing positive, yadda yadda yadda”

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Bcz24

    You’re exactly right. Last week Cable was asked at the press conf, what went wrong on the long TD run by Johnson. His quick answer was misalignment.

    So you must believe, McClain missed setting his guys up front in the right position, or they as a front seven,they just missed their call from the sidelines on that play.

    My question to Jerry Macdonald Cable can be floated softly to determine, who had responsibility a DB or safety.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Or people didnt have the proper fits or not in their gap because they bit on the counter action like McClain and Howard did.

  • Plunketthead

    But running Dmac early and then pounding them with Bush in the second half sounds awesome as long as we are not behind by fourteen points because our O cant pass

  • No Mas Diamante

    our oline can’t protect JC. he has to get the ball out quicker.

  • severeraiderz

    big pep Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    local radio stations in nashville getn all kind of calls from titan fans about v.y. being benched, people are pissed, whats it like in the bay?
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    If the titans would have won they would be singing the praises of Collins fixing the mess Young had made

  • Plunketthead

    JC may be all that and a can of beans but he doesnt do us a dam bit of good behind the line we have.

    We need Bruce or Vick or Randall Cunningham or even Fran Tarkenton

  • Plunketthead

    Jose and Carlos are both beggars. They beg in different areas of town.

    Carlos begs for the same amount of time as Jose, but only collects about eight or nine dollars a day.

    Every day, Jose brings home a suitcase full of ten dollar bills. He drives a Mercedes, lives in a mortgage-free house, and has lots of cash to spend.

    “Hey, amigo,” Carlos says to Jose, “I work just as long and hard as you do, so how come you bring home a suitcase full of ten dollar bills every day?”

    Jose says, “Look at your sign, what does it say?”

    Carlos’ sign reads;

    I have no work, a wife and six kids to support.

    “What’s wrong with that?” Carlos asks him.

    “No wonder you only get eight or nine dollars a day!”

    Carlos says, “Alright, so what does your sign say?”

    Jose’s sign reads:

    I only need ten dollars to get back to Mexico.

    (

  • RaiderDevastate1

    McFadden is for real! I can’t wait to get Bush back, but there should be no hurry to bring him back to early and risk re-injury. I say rest him at least one more game just to be sure.

    @PlunkettHead: Why would you want to trade Nnamdi, our best player on the team, for anyone? And why would you trade Bush, who hasnt even reached full potential yet and is on his way to being a beast, for Jacobs or lineman?

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