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Cable says Bush will play . . . but how much?

Raiders coach Tom Cable said running back Michael Bush practiced without limitations Friday and listed him as “probable” to face the Arizona Cardinals.

Players listed as “probable” almost always play. On Sunday, Bush will have had 27 days to recover from surgery to insert screws into a fracture at the base of his left thumb, a procedure which normally takes four to six weeks to recover.

Asked if it would be a game-time decision on Bush, Cable said, “No, he’s going. I think the game-time decision is on (John) Henderson.”

Bush may not be limited, but his role could be.

“That remains to be seen,” Cable said. “He obviously did everything this week. He’s done a little bit the last two weeks. We’ll go in there and be smart about where and when we use him.”

That means the Raiders are likely to give Darren McFadden another heavy workload. He 24 touches in Week 1 (17 carries, six pass receptions) and a career-high 30 carries in Week 2 against St. Louis, including 20 for 107 yards in the second half.

Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said he told McFadden before the game to be prepared for 30 carries, and he could be in that neighborhood again Sunday.

“Sure, if the game dictates that, you bet it’s possible,” Cable said. “Once you’ve done that _ and he’s done it a couple of times in college before _ most of those guys are used to having high numbers. He responded well.”

Henderson was in a boot Monday with a foot injury he said wasn’t serious. Cable said the foot hasn’t gotten much better during the course of the week. Safety Hiram Eugene (hamstring), cornerback Chris Johnson (ankle) and cornerback Walter McFadden are also questionable.

Listed as probable along with Bush is linebacker Ricky Brown (hamstring) and defensive tackle Richard Seymour. Listed as out are left guard Robert Gallery, linebacker Travis Goethel and wide receiver Chaz Schilens.

The Raiders worked out safety Jerome Boyd Thursday.

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  • RaiderRockstar

    I’m worried about the DT rotation with John Henderson out …

    Seymour at less than 100 percent
    Kelly jumps offsides
    Bryant & Alford = trash

    if Henderson can’t go, DEFINATELY let Houston get some DT snaps because we all know ShoNasty can get it done at DE in his absence

  • PurpleDrank81

    Very true Rockstar

  • RNOraiderFan

    Sparks NV, I live in Reno which is right next door. I’m going to TMCC (community college) until I get enough classes in to transfer to UNR. The same team that just smoked Cal, damn I was hot at that game.

  • L.A. Raider Dave

    Raiders 23 Cards 17
    We beat the Cards, the spread, and the O/U!!!!

    Bank on it!!!

  • Raider D

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    I’m worried about the DT rotation with John Henderson out …

    Seymour at less than 100 percent
    Kelly jumps offsides
    Bryant & Alford = trash

    if Henderson can’t go, DEFINATELY let Houston get some DT snaps because we all know ShoNasty can get it done at DE in his absence
    ********************
    Why not Lamar as been a pleasant suprise so far!! And I beleive we will miss Henderson in the middle regardless.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Ten predictions for this game:

    -Richard Seymour nearly murders Anderson

    -Wimbley finished the job two plays later

    -DMac breaks a 50+ yarder.

    -Bruce throws an ugly interception. Next drive he comes right back and leads a touchdown drive

    -Routt with a pick-6.

    -Dockett makes Carlisle look stupid and smashes Bruce who pops right back up.

    -Fitzgerald gets 4 catches or less if Asomugha shadows him.

    -LaRod Stephens-Howling gets a kickoff return for a TD, hopefully causing Son of Fassel to finally get schittcanned.

    -McClain decleats Wells on an inside handoff.

    -Bush drags three guys into the end zone from the 2 yard line.

  • Raider D

    Jano needs to get is drink on or something!!! He can’t be missin al these FG!

  • RNOraiderFan

    What about a Dline like this
    Scott Kelly ShoNasty Seymour
    You can swap Seymour with all three of the other guys to create mismatches.

  • RNOraiderFan

    Ah hell I forgot about Houston! Duh! Play that man all over the place.

  • Raider D

    RNOraiderFan Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    What about a Dline like this
    Scott Kelly ShoNasty Seymour
    You can swap Seymour with all three of the other guys to create mismatches.
    ****************

    What about Lamar Houston!!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    LaRod Stephens-Howling gets a kickoff return for a TD

    ***

    this guy dangerous. don’t sleep on him or Hightower!

    I think Wells will be shut down, if he even plays …

  • inonewordraider

    although only a two point victory against the Rams in our home opener, all the completions to Wide Receivers, the yardage gained by DMAC, the Reece plays, and the ever-present threat of Zach Miller make us a lot more difficult to prepare for

  • raidertay

    Houston did get some run at DT in that last preseason game. Sounds like we may need him to rotate this game. Definitely prefer ShoNasty to Trevor Scott.

  • RNOraiderFan

    heres a prediction. McClain gives Hightower a Tombstone drop, with draggin his thumb acrossed the neck and all.

  • DutchRaider77

    My clarevouent powers say that Anderson throws a pick to Lamaar Houston!

  • NorCalBones

    @ 114….LMAO !! Damm, I hope not, thumb across the neck is instant ejection these days. But would make a youtube hit for sure…lol

  • PurpleDrank81

    Jano is hilarious seen him at a Bar in Walnut Creek drinking by himself lookin depressed…I tried to say whats up but he was alil to wasted to give a good reply

  • NorCalBones

    is MM34 active for this game ??? would love to see him hit Hightower a good one.

  • PurpleDrank81

    McClain drops a Hulk Hogan Leg Drop on Wells have a 6 yard run

  • Raider D

    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    Jano is hilarious seen him at a Bar in Walnut Creek drinking by himself lookin depressed…I tried to say whats up but he was alil to wasted to give a good reply
    *******************8
    Maybe he was sippin on syrup…….. laidback!!!

  • PurpleDrank81

    (have)****After

  • PurpleDrank81

    He’s always in Walnut Creek

  • Raider D

    Purple !! Is the kicker from the movie THE REPLACEMENTS like SEA BASS

  • PhillyRAIDERNATION

    I’m going Raiders 24-10

    2 WEEKS TIL OAKLAND!!

  • ArmChair GM

    Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett told his team’s website it “felt like Precious fell on me” after playing 81 snaps against the Rams in the season opener. She didn’t get off against the Falcons.
    ________________________________________________________

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

    Funniest quote from a player I’ve heard all season thus far.

    ‘The Notorious Precious’, like Jamie Foxx called her.rotflmao.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Haha somewhat but SeaBass could beat him up…He’s a pretty big dude..>Doesnt look like a Kicker

  • StayinBlack

    Someone else

  • Raiderjambo

    Big Banana: Put me down for RAIDERS 27-14.

  • The Big Banana

    1960RAIDER ====================> Raiders 31-13
    30 Year Raider ===================>
    7o7Raider ======================>
    860Todd Christensen ==============> Raiders 21-20
    8RaiderReign8 ===================> Raiders 25-19
    909RaiderLifer ===================> Raiders 23-16
    Aig-raiders =====================> Raiders 21-17
    ArmChair GM ====================> Raiders 24-17
    BART Bridge Blues ================> Raiders 23-20
    Bauce 4 Real ====================>
    Bboyink =======================> Raiders 13-10
    Bcz24 =========================> Raiders 20-13
    BigLefty ========================>
    BigTed707 ======================>
    BigZ@CSM ======================>
    Bo Schembechler Jackson ============> Raiders 33-24
    Bob Marley ======================>
    Braveheartraider ==================> Raiders 17-14
    Buckeyeraider ====================>
    BumpNRun ======================> Raiders 20-16
    Captain Mudslide & the Dingle Berry Posse >
    Carl Weather ====================>
    Chris in NY ======================> Raiders 31-7
    CJ Legend 34 ====================> Raiders 27-20
    Coach on Wheels =================>
    Da Trinity =======================> Raiders 27-10
    Dakota =========================> Raiders 28-17
    Daraider09 ======================> Raiders 20-16
    Darkside666 =====================>
    DeuceDeuce =====================> Raiders 20-17
    DirtyRaccoon =====================>
    DKnight007 ======================> Cards 20-16
    DMAC ==========================> Raiders 31-17
    Drexl ==========================> Raiders 27-16
    DT42 ==========================>
    El Gato Negro ====================> Raiders 24-21
    El Tato =========================>
    ELWAYs TEETH ===================> Raiders 27-21
    EMRaiders =======================>
    EPTRaider915 ====================>
    Exlaraiderseasonticketholder ==========> Raiders 27-17
    Fat Kid =========================> Raiders 30-27
    GaiterRaider =====================> Raiders 20-13
    GG ============================> Raiders 23-16
    Ghost To The Post =================> Raiders 24-13
    HairyBush =======================>Raiders 20-13
    Inonewordraider ===================>
    J Hill ===========================> Raiders 26-13
    JB =============================> Raiders 31-7
    JLofty ==========================> Raiders 24-17
    Jmackraider12 ====================> Raiders 27-10
    Jmello21 ========================>
    Just Fire Baby =====================> Raiders 37-13
    Kklutch =========================> Raiders 24-20
    Kidseven ========================> Raiders 17-14
    Kirk ===========================> Raiders 24-17
    Koolkell =========================>
    L.A. Raider Dave ===================> Raiders 23-17
    La Milicia Negra ====================>
    LT DAN =========================>
    LTR ===========================> Raiders 23-13
    Lynn From Snot ===================> Raiders 9-3
    Mahlhavoc =======================>
    MistaBr0wn ======================> Raiders 24-17
    mkyd1963 =======================>
    New Englandraider =================> Raiders 23-13
    Nnamdi21 =======================> Raiders 28-10
    No Mas Diamante ==================> Raiders 29-26
    NoLuv4Hoes ======================>
    NorCalBones =====================> Raiders 24-17
    Norco Bob =======================> Raiders 31-28 OT
    Oakland_raiders ===================> Raiders 24-17
    PassTheCheetos ===================> Raiders 24-14
    PhillyRAIDERNATION ================> Raiders 24-10
    Plunketthead =====================> Raiders 38-13
    PlunkforHOF =====================>
    Pretty Rick =======================> Raiders 20-16
    PurpleDrank81 ====================> Raiders 24-14
    R8dercain =======================> Raiders 21-7
    R8eray =========================> Raiders 31-17
    RADRNATN ======================> Raiders 28-14
    Raider D ========================> Raiders 24-17
    Raider Dog ======================> Raiders 24-20
    Raider E ========================>
    Raider O ========================>
    Raider75 ========================>
    RaiderFanFromJersey ===============> Raiders 27-14
    Raiderjambo =====================>
    RaiderLen =======================> Raiders 27-17
    RaiderRetribution ==================>
    RaiderRockstar ====================> Raiders 27-13
    Raiders_83 ======================> Raiders 20-13
    Raiders For Life ===================>
    Raiders13LA ======================>
    Raiders22 =======================>
    Raiderzmaverick ===================> Raiders 24-17
    RedneckRaider ====================> Raiders 20-10
    RNORaiderFan ====================> Raiders 38-24
    Ryan ===========================> Raiders 27-17
    Senior Beecham ===================>
    SharkCatcher =====================>
    SilverAndBlackBleeder ===============>
    SilverNBlackPA ====================> Raiders 26-20
    SR Raider =======================> Raiders 20-17
    Stabler76 =======================> Cards 20-16
    StayinBlack ======================> Raiders 26-13
    Stoopidmike =====================>
    TazZraider =======================>
    TBRaiders =======================>
    The Big Banana ===================> Raiders 24-13
    The Real MaddenRaider =============> Raiders 30-21, 40-21 if 8 ITB
    Thec07 =========================>
    Toyz ===========================> Raiders 24-16
    Weaselbit =======================> Raiders 34-13
    WetLunGz =======================> Raiders 27-24

  • The Big Banana

    1960RAIDER ====================> Raiders 31-13
    30 Year Raider ===================>
    7o7Raider ======================>
    860Todd Christensen ==============> Raiders 21-20
    8RaiderReign8 ===================> Raiders 25-19
    909RaiderLifer ===================> Raiders 23-16
    Aig-raiders =====================> Raiders 21-17
    ArmChair GM ====================> Raiders 24-17
    BART Bridge Blues ================> Raiders 23-20
    Bauce 4 Real ====================>
    Bboyink =======================> Raiders 13-10
    Bcz24 =========================> Raiders 20-13
    BigLefty ========================>
    BigTed707 ======================>
    BigZ@CSM ======================>
    Bo Schembechler Jackson ============> Raiders 33-24
    Bob Marley ======================>
    Braveheartraider ==================> Raiders 17-14
    Buckeyeraider ====================>
    BumpNRun ======================> Raiders 20-16
    Captain Mudslide & the Dingle Berry Posse >
    Carl Weather ====================>
    Chris in NY ======================> Raiders 31-7
    CJ Legend 34 ====================> Raiders 27-20
    Coach on Wheels =================>
    Da Trinity =======================> Raiders 27-10
    Dakota =========================> Raiders 28-17
    Daraider09 ======================> Raiders 20-16
    Darkside666 =====================>
    DeuceDeuce =====================> Raiders 20-17
    DirtyRaccoon =====================>
    DKnight007 ======================> Cards 20-16
    DMAC ==========================> Raiders 31-17
    Drexl ==========================> Raiders 27-16
    DT42 ==========================>
    El Gato Negro ====================> Raiders 24-21
    El Tato =========================>
    ELWAYs TEETH ===================> Raiders 27-21
    EMRaiders =======================>
    EPTRaider915 ====================>
    Exlaraiderseasonticketholder ==========> Raiders 27-17
    Fat Kid =========================> Raiders 30-27
    GaiterRaider =====================> Raiders 20-13
    GG ============================> Raiders 23-16
    Ghost To The Post =================> Raiders 24-13
    HairyBush =======================>Raiders 20-13
    Inonewordraider ===================>
    J Hill ===========================> Raiders 26-13
    JB =============================> Raiders 31-7
    JLofty ==========================> Raiders 24-17
    Jmackraider12 ====================> Raiders 27-10
    Jmello21 ========================>
    Just Fire Baby =====================> Raiders 37-13
    Kklutch =========================> Raiders 24-20
    Kidseven ========================> Raiders 17-14
    Kirk ===========================> Raiders 24-17
    Koolkell =========================>
    L.A. Raider Dave ===================> Raiders 23-17
    La Milicia Negra ====================>
    LT DAN =========================>
    LTR ===========================> Raiders 23-13
    Lynn From Snot ===================> Raiders 9-3
    Mahlhavoc =======================>
    MistaBr0wn ======================> Raiders 24-17
    mkyd1963 =======================>
    New Englandraider =================> Raiders 23-13
    Nnamdi21 =======================> Raiders 28-10
    No Mas Diamante ==================> Raiders 29-26
    NoLuv4Hoes ======================>
    NorCalBones =====================> Raiders 24-17
    Norco Bob =======================> Raiders 31-28 OT
    Oakland_raiders ===================> Raiders 24-17
    PassTheCheetos ===================> Raiders 24-14
    PhillyRAIDERNATION ================> Raiders 24-10
    Plunketthead =====================> Raiders 38-13
    PlunkforHOF =====================>
    Pretty Rick =======================> Raiders 20-16
    PurpleDrank81 ====================> Raiders 24-14
    R8dercain =======================> Raiders 21-7
    R8eray =========================> Raiders 31-17
    RADRNATN ======================> Raiders 28-14
    Raider D ========================> Raiders 24-17
    Raider Dog ======================> Raiders 24-20
    Raider E ========================>
    Raider O ========================>
    Raider75 ========================>
    RaiderFanFromJersey ===============>
    Raiderjambo =====================> Raiders 27-14
    RaiderLen =======================> Raiders 27-17
    RaiderRetribution ==================>
    RaiderRockstar ====================> Raiders 27-13
    Raiders_83 ======================> Raiders 20-13
    Raiders For Life ===================>
    Raiders13LA ======================>
    Raiders22 =======================>
    Raiderzmaverick ===================> Raiders 24-17
    RedneckRaider ====================> Raiders 20-10
    RNORaiderFan ====================> Raiders 38-24
    Ryan ===========================> Raiders 27-17
    Senior Beecham ===================>
    SharkCatcher =====================>
    SilverAndBlackBleeder ===============>
    SilverNBlackPA ====================> Raiders 26-20
    SR Raider =======================> Raiders 20-17
    Stabler76 =======================> Cards 20-16
    StayinBlack ======================> Raiders 26-13
    Stoopidmike =====================>
    TazZraider =======================>
    TBRaiders =======================>
    The Big Banana ===================> Raiders 24-13
    The Real MaddenRaider =============> Raiders 30-21, 40-21 if 8 ITB
    Thec07 =========================>
    Toyz ===========================> Raiders 24-16
    Weaselbit =======================> Raiders 34-13
    WetLunGz =======================> Raiders 27-24

  • PurpleDrank81

    I THINK IM GOING CRAZY….IF NOT IT’S PRETTY WEIRD THAT MY MANAGER WHO IS IN HIS 40′S JUST SAID THAT HE’S TRYING TO GO TO A JUSTIN BIEBER CONCERT

  • LA to TheBay

    Wow, Bruce has got everyone drinkin major Kool Aid today.

    Even MR and Norco predict a Raider win.

    Are we sure JaMarshmallow Truffle didn’t spike the Kool Aid with a lil somethin else?

    And for the record, I think we win, but I don’t do the score thing.

  • Raider D

    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    I THINK IM GOING CRAZY….IF NOT IT’S PRETTY WEIRD THAT MY MANAGER WHO IS IN HIS 40′S JUST SAID THAT HE’S TRYING TO GO TO A JUSTIN BIEBER CONCERT
    *******************
    So your boss as a fettish with young canadian boyz! LOL

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    26. Cardinals (1-1) | Last Week: 22
    The Cardinals followed up a close win against what has been one of the league’s worst team in recent years with a beatdown at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons. The quarterback situation is a mess, and the defense hasn’t been much better. Arizona will need to learn how to contain running backs, as Atlanta backup Jason Snelling shredded the Cards for 186 yards and three TDs on 29 touches. –RW
    ————————————–
    Looks like the Raiders could pound the rock. Although my gut tells me the Raiders will pursue a passing game-plan against the Cards.

  • DKnight007

    Pound the rock with both DMC and Bush against that weak and banged up defense of the Cards.

    Pound the rock inside and then start going to the zone and have the back bounce it to the outside….just like the Falcons did to them last week.

    Then run some play action bootlegs with Bruce and roll the pocket out to buy him more time to throw.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Thats what im thinkin…Its alil nerve rackin for me to watch him be so juiced to go see Bieber

  • LA to TheBay

    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    Thats what im thinkin…Its alil nerve rackin for me to watch him be so juiced to go see Bieber

    —————–

    oh wow i thought he was going with his daughter or something. disturbing.

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell
  • ArmChair GM

    Big John Henderson being out scares me. I think if we’ve learned anything over the first two games, it’s that we need him to stop the run.

    Me, Dakota, and Brien were preaching that sermon day after day before the season started.

    I say we try and get Haynesworth while he’s in Washington’s doghouse.

    Rotate him and Henderson at the NT position in the middle of the line.

    Either Kelly or Seymour should move to end. Along with Houston and Shonasty, at the other end spot, the run would be stopped!

    But I know that makes so much sense, it probably won’t happen.smh.

  • Plunketthead

    Bruce is going to light some fires.
    Raiders will be up by 17 at the half, then DMAC/BUSH take over. That will be the gameplan for most games this season. Its what has T.C. Davis has been wanting since he took over this team.
    The Alabama Slammer will get his first sack

  • PurpleDrank81

    He probally kill me for tellin ppl HAHAHA…. Single Fat guy in his 40′s with no kids wanting to go see a little canadian kid….Jus sittin here lookin at him makes me burst into laughter

  • winston99

    Don’t mean to be over dramatic in week 3, but we seriously HAVE TO WIN THIS GAME. We have Houston and San Diego next. This game could be the difference in either 1-4 or 2-3. That is a HUGE DIFFERENCE. 2-3, a game under .500 and still right there. 1-4 and the season is over. No way we overcome that. I’m not saying there’s no way we beat Houston and/or San Diego, but we’ll definitely be under-dogs. Bottom line, WE HAVE TO BEAT ARIZONA SUNDAY!!!!

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    The Raiders are 3-0 all-time on the road against the Cardinals. … Oakland’s Kamerion Wimbley had a sack in each of the first two weeks. ..

  • PurpleDrank81

    I say forget the noise and go 4-1

  • Raider D

    I once had a dream, a dream where Bill Cower was the coach of Oakland Raiders!!

    Come On Coach Davis!!! Make it happen.

  • Raider D

    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    He probally kill me for tellin ppl HAHAHA…. Single Fat guy in his 40’s with no kids wanting to go see a little canadian kid….Jus sittin here lookin at him makes me burst into laughter

    *********************
    Or he is smarter than I think? I bet u that alott of yummy mommy will attend!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Big John Henderson being out scares me. I think if we’ve learned anything over the first two games, it’s that we need him to stop the run.

    Me, Dakota, and Brien were preaching that sermon day after day before the season started.

    I say we try and get Haynesworth while he’s in Washington’s doghouse.

    Rotate him and Henderson at the NT position in the middle of the line.

    Either Kelly or Seymour should move to end. Along with Houston and Shonasty, at the other end spot, the run would be stopped!

    But I know that makes so much sense, it probably won’t happen

    ***

    ArmChair GM, are we somehow related?

  • RaiderRockstar

    The Raiders are 3-0 all-time on the road against the Cardinals. … Oakland’s Kamerion Wimbley had a sack in each of the first two weeks

    ***

    look at Kell producing the Kool-Aid!

  • PurpleDrank81

    Thats a valid point Raider D… But it’s still really weird

  • Raiderjambo

    Pound the cards run defense until they can stop it. Then unleash Miller, DHB and Murphy. Play to our strengths and exploit their weaknesses.