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Jackson happy it didn’t work out in S.F.

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News, notes, quotes and observations Thursday as the Raiders prepare to face the San Francisco 49ers:

— The San Francisco 49ers were serious enough about Hue Jackson as a potential offensive coordinator they brought him back for a second interview.

The general perception when Jimmy Raye was eventually hired was that several candidates had pulled themselves out of the running because coach Mike Singletary’s view of how the offense should be run was too conservative.

“It was a position I seriously did consider. It just didn’t go right at the time,’’ Jackson said. “Obviously they went in a different direction and I was back in Baltimore and and wished him well, and I’m here in Oakland.’’

Asked if it was his decision, Jackson said, “No, no. That was their call at the time. And that’s OK. I feel I’m where I’m supposed to be now, here with the Raiders getting this organization where it needs to be.’’

Not long after the 49ers opportunity fell through, Jackson met with Al Davis and agreed to become the Raiders offensive coordinator, canceling an interview with the Chicago Bears for the same position.

Other candidates who either rejected the 49ers or were rejected were Clyde Christensen (now offensive coordinator in Indianapolis), Rob Chudzinski (assistant head coach in sAn Diego), Rick Dennison (offensive coordinator in Houston), Scott Linehan (offensive coordinator in Detroit), Jeff Jagodzinski (head coach of the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL) and former Broncos and Falcons head coach Dan Reeves (retired).

Linehan turned down a job offer to go to Detroit, and was also interviewed with the Raiders.

— Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski did not practice, with the Raiders essentially waiting to see if there’s a miraculous recovery Friday before going ahead with the obvious _ Jason Campbell will start, Kyle Boller will be the backup.

“We kind of know where we’re headed with it,’’ coach Tom Cable said.

No sense in Gradkowski being the backup if he can’t start.

“If he’s good enough to go in and win the game, then he’d play and start,’’ Cable said.

— The thought of Boller having to play _ a possibility if he’s the backup _ isn’t something that’s keeping Cable up at night.

“Kyle’s kind of a rare bird. He studies everything and prepares as if he’s a starter all the time,’’ Cable said. “I know you hear that, but when you watch him work and listen to him talk, he’s talking a like a coach. I have no issues or worries whether he’s ready to go or not.’’

— Cable was holding out hope Darren McFadden would be ready to play with a strained right hamstring. McFadden seemed skeptical, and when Cable was asked if they’d be cautious if he played at less than 100 percent, he said, “He wouldn’t. He’s got to be ready to go.’’

It appears McFadden, who missed three games as a rookie with turf toe and four games last season with minor knee surgery, will miss his second straight game after the best sustained play of his career through the first four games.

— It’s slow going on the Chaz Schilens front.

“I don’t know that it’s moving along as quickly as we would have liked, obviously,’’ Cable said. “I know it’s improving, but it seems to be rather slow.’’

Schilens had surgery more than seven weeks ago and was originally supposed to be out for three to six weeks. Cable hoped Schilens could make it on the field to begin shaking off the rust “next week or the week after.’’

Last season, Schilens missed eight games with a broken metatarsal on his left foot. Looks as if he’ll be out at least that long this year.

— Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly knows how the 49ers feel.

In 2006, he had a respected Hall of Fame player as a head coach, high hopes going into the season, and then. . .

“I’ve been in their situation. I know that 0-5 is a desperate situation, you just want to get a win,’’ Kelly said. “You’ve put all that work in it. You want to get a little fruit for your labor and they’ve been struggling. They’re a good team, a good running game . . .I’m sure they’ll try and get it going against us.’’

The Art Shell Raiders of 2006, in fact, were in fact 0-5 and didn’t reach 0-6, beating the Arizona Cardinals 22-9.

Later that season, the Raiders took a 13-7 lead on the 49ers only to eventually fall 34-20 as Frank Gore rushed for 134 yards and Alex Smith was 15-for-19 for 165 yards and three touchdowns.

“You already know what they’re going to do,’’ Kelly said. “They’ve got a real simple game plan. They’re going to run the ball, try to chew up the clock and take shots downfield.

“We stop the running game and hopefully we can put some pressure on Alex Smith. He’s had a little trouble throwing it to the other team this year with his picks so hopefully we can put some pressure on him and cause a couple of turnovers.’’

— When the Raiders faced the 49ers in the preseason, Mario Henderson failed to get to the outside and slow down blitzing linebacker Travis LaBoy, who flattened Campbell and left him with a stinger and injured right wrist.

LaBoy is a reserve. Henderson, along with Jared Veldheer, the other left tackle who alternates by series, will get a heavy dose of Justin Smith, the right end in a 3-4, as well as Parys Harelson, who is swifter coming from the outside than LaBoy.

“I’m not going to let that determine how I play,’’ Henderson said. “I look into that matchup and know I’ve got to do better, but I’ve got to take it play by play.’’

— Robert Gallery, who said he’ll start against the 49ers Sunday, realized instantly in the season opener he’d be gone for awhile.

“It popped when I did it. It’s not something that just tightened up,’’ Gallery said of the hamstring injury which cost him a quarter of the season. “I was going full speed on that interception in the Tennessee game, and when you pop it like that, it’s hard to come back from.

“Obviously I would have liked to have been back sooner. You’ve got to be able to get into a stance and until this week I wasn’t really able to do that.’’

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  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    be a pain in the ass to protect your wife….could not agree more. really.

  • Jimbo

    Nurses and staff all try to act like everything is normal, it’s all just procedure. They sometimes talk about getting thier hair dyed and what they are going to do for lunch, while your wife’s in labor. It’s all so matter of fact for them.

    They don’t care! Don’t fall into false sense of security because your wife’s labor is trivial to them. Be a royal pain in the ass to them. The more so, the better. Let them know, even if your really a nice guy, that you will have their butt in a sling if they misstep.

    Keep them on their toes. It’s better to be less civil. You can apologize for being an ass to them later. You are your family’s first line of defense. No one cares about them as much as you. Bring the intensity!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Dakota, thanks for the advice man

    i’ll be watching them!

    thats scary though. not sure I’d know what gloves a nurse should be wearing …

    maybe I’ll take the safe approach. wash my hands and do it myself!

  • fat kidd

    NFL Network’s Deion Sanders is absolutely pissed http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-networ…e=HP_headlines

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Just saw the ESPN NFL experts picks for the weekend. Only Eric Allen has the raiders, everybody else is picking the 9ers.

    what the hell am I missing? they might be the best 0-5 team in history, but hey, the Raiders just beat a very good SD team and was very competitive vs Zona and Houston. what gives?

  • Jimbo

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 9:51 am
    Dakota, thanks for the advice man

    i’ll be watching them!

    thats scary though. not sure I’d know what gloves a nurse should be wearing …

    maybe I’ll take the safe approach. wash my hands and do it myself!

    ***************

    My first kid, I did because the nurses wouldn’t. Both of them watched me without gloves wipe her ass because they were too disgusted to do their job. Be prepared to do whatever it takes. A lot of nurses are incredibley incompetent.

  • DKnight007

    Raider O Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 8:58 am
    Unions didn’t build this country! Capitalism did!

    ^^^^^^^^
    And Capitalism mixed with doing business with a Commie country like China will wind up destroying it as well….unless something is done about it.

  • Rockstar,

    As to the autism scare, etc with shots. I was worried about this very issue. Do research yourself and you will find the answers.

    Thimerosal is a preservative that they used to use in vaccines, and still use in some shots, like flu shots. They claim that studies show that thimerosal doesn’t cause autism, but why take that risk? They once cleared asbestos, lead paint, accutane, Fen phen and agent orange too….Just demand thimerosal free vaccines and shots.

    And don’t let your kid take needless drugs, like accutane, simply because he has some acne…change his diet first, and if that doesn’t work, let it run its course. Sure, a drug like accutane may clear up his face, but he may later be diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

    Vaccines are great, they have saved millions of lives, just ask for thimerosal free ones….

  • Dakota, the gloves comment is critical. Also, every new parent should also BANK the CORD BLOOD. It is packed with stem cells that already match the kid/family and will be available to treat so many diseases as therapies are developed in coming decades.

    http://www.cordblood.com/

  • RaiderRockstar

    You are your family’s first line of defense. No one cares about them as much as you. Bring the intensity!

    ***

    well said Jimbo

    I know way too many nurses dumber than a doorknob

    (no offense if any of you guys are married to one) I know they aren’t all like that

    I know hospitals are money hungry too. We just built this brand new facility and now the big shots (bigger than me!) are whining about giving raises (now locked at a 3 percent annual MAX) and getting rid of the little things like coffee, cups, forks, sugar & such in the breakroom. insurance premiums went up 10 percent with no additional coverage. retirement plan is now a match type deal. we’ve even fired countless employees for health reasons. don’t ask me how we got away with that!

  • DKnight007

    How the hell are the Niners favored by 7 versus the Raiders??

    Smells fishy to me.

    They oddsmakers are begging for people to take Oakland plus the 7 and they think they will take Raider money.

    Somebody knows something is going to be fishy in this game.

    Expect the Niners to get significant help from the refs in this game to try and get them their first win.

    They refs will call BS phantom calls on our secondary to help the Niners sustain drives and score points and they probably call a crap load of holding penalties against the Raiders and they won’t call hardly any holding penalties against the Niners when they are on offense.

    This ridiculous line stinks and the game smells fishy already.

  • fat kidd

    Republicans spent 55 million of your tax dollars in order to discover if Monica swallowed and impeach a president because of sex.

  • DKnight007

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 9:59 am
    Dakota, the gloves comment is critical. Also, every new parent should also BANK the CORD BLOOD. It is packed with stem cells that already match the kid/family and will be available to treat so many diseases as therapies are developed in coming decades.

    http://www.cordblood.com/

    ^^^^^^^^
    Agreed! Great post!

  • Jimbo

    Speaking of autism, my sister’s kid is autistic. It’s really sad to see him at 9 years old acting like a toddler on crack. They put him in special school and he has intense therapy sessions.

    He’s a sweet kid, but his condition is hell on my sister’s family.

  • Jimbo

    I also work in a hospital. My sister is an RN in California. I’ve seen many a dumb nurse in my time.

  • J Hill

    They refs will call BS phantom calls on our secondary to help the Niners sustain drives and score points and they probably call a crap load of holding penalties against the Raiders and they won’t call hardly any holding penalties against the Niners when they are on offense.

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    WOW!

    You can’t really believe that.

    I’d be more concerned about Cable and Co having the team ready to win 2 in a row.

  • 408.RaiderRockstar Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 9:51 am
    Dakota, thanks for the advice man

    i’ll be watching them!

    thats scary though. not sure I’d know what gloves a nurse should be wearing …

    maybe I’ll take the safe approach. wash my hands and do it myself!
    +++++++++++++++++

    In the birthing room we were in the nurse was wearing white latex gloves while helping the doctor stitch up my wife. The thread was being run right through the nurse’s fingers and against those white gloves. Suddenly the doctor paused and in a calm voice directed the nurse to please go put on the proper sterile gloves…she went over to a dispenser and put on a blue pair of gloves. The next day the doctor put my wife on a low-level antibiotic, but it wasn’t enough and my wife suffered a severe infection.

    It couldn’t be proven that the gloves were at fault because of all the other nasty things that happen during child birth, but in my heart I know it was the white gloves…the nurse had been wearing them for about 2 hours, touching all kinds of things in the room before she assisted the doctor.

    Another thing, if you see a nurse, or anyone for than matter, walk into the room and forget to use the hand sanitizer by the door, tell them to turn the foook around and sanitize their hands before touching your wife. Don’t trust that the hospital people didn’t just come from the bathroom, or another patient’s room for that matter.

  • djohnnyg

    409.Macho Man Randy Savage Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 9:53 am
    Just saw the ESPN NFL experts picks for the weekend. Only Eric Allen has the raiders, everybody else is picking the 9ers.

    what the hell am I missing? they might be the best 0-5 team in history, but hey, the Raiders just beat a very good SD team and was very competitive vs Zona and Houston. what gives?

    Here’s why (IMO)

    -Niners alot better than their record.
    -Niners playing desperate are waaaay overdue
    -Niners played well against Philly and could have/should have won.
    -If they are gonna win a game, Raiders seem to be best chance.
    -Raiders still don’t have respect of the league yet. I think media is cautiously optimistic about them possibly ‘turning the corner’, but they (and we) have seen this movie before, where Oakland wins a big game and then comes out with a thud the next game. They haven’t proven they can win two games in a row and until they do, people won’t believe in them.

    -I understand totally the pick of the Niners. If I were not emotionally involved as a fan I would pick SF too, because we just haven’t shown we can win multiple games (no less two)in a row.

    That is when we’ll have truly started to turn the corner imo.

  • Jimbo

    No reason to psyche yourself out on the -7 line.

    We don’t need the refs. All we need to do is dominate like we should. Run and execute plays and we will win on Sunday.

  • J Hill

    Wondering how the communication between the DBs will be in the zones this weekend?

    Can’t let Vernon Davis get loose, or Ted Ginn Jr get a step on Nnamdi without the safties over the top.

  • RaiderRockstar

    the nurse had been wearing them for about 2 hours, touching all kinds of things in the room before she assisted the doctor

    sanitize their hands before touching your wife. Don’t trust that the hospital people didn’t just come from the bathroom, or another patient’s room for that matter.

    ***

    thank you!

    I’m gonna be all over these nurses like JaMarcus on Sizzurp

  • Russell had a Purple Drank Epidural…

  • Jimbo

    RRS:

    Don’t know the laws in PoDunk, but in Alabama, they have a 48 hour waiting period till you can take the family home. But they draw blood 8 hours prior to discharge.

    They came in and while she and I was sleeping and drew her blood at 4:00 AM and she awoke screaming. They didn’t even warn us. They just starting poking and drawing. The dude got his sample, and when I realize what happened, I chased the guy to the elevator. I was going literally going to kill the guy, or have someone stop me. That guy ran and he had some fear in his eyes as I missed the elevator.

    Watch for that. Don’t let them sneak up on you.

  • djohnnyg

    Media is like; “Ok Oakland. Prove to us you can win two in a row and we’ll start to believe”. Until then, you’re still gonna have the doubters and naysayers.

    We can all day about how WE feel Raiders are a different team etc. etc. but…WE HAVE TO PROVE IT by winning multiple games in a row.

    I’ve been a psychotic, obsessive Raider fanatic all my life, so I’ve been burned by this team way more than I care to think about. This franchise has ruined many a Sunday night for me, being pi$$ed off about the latest and greatest humiliation, so I am very jaded in regard to this team. I want ’em to win, and I don’t care how they do it, but…they have to PROVE ON THE FIELD they can win more than just one game and then go down the crapper like we have seen so many times.

    I hope it’s THIS SUNDAY.

  • Chris in NY

    May be just a Jerry’s previous entry about Boller or my expectation that the desperate 49ers – backed into a corner – are going to go after our QBs like a pack of rabid wolves this week, but nevertheless, I’ve got this strange feeling that Campbell and Boller both get knocked out of this game and we insert Michael Bush as our emergency QB for the 4th quarter … and we still pull off a narrow victory.

    Just in case though: Somebody better make sure Danny Southwick has a ticket to this game.

  • Believe it or not, autism rates are 4X greater when the DAD is over 40. It used to be thought that only the age of the woman’s eggs were pertinent to developmental disorders; now researchers know that old nuts make more defective sperm too.

    Larry King’s newest kids must be “unique”…

  • J Hill

    Ginn, Crabtree, Morgan, and Davis area an interesting group of receivers for our DBs this weekend.

    Gore is as good as shut down, so let’s ee if our DBs can come up with some 3rd down stops and turnovers.

  • Chris in NY

    Raiders 21, 49ers 20
    Rams 24, Chargers 20
    Texans 31, Chiefs 14
    Jets 30, Donkeys 19

    Chefs 3-2
    Raiders 3-3
    Dolts 2-4
    Donkeys 2-4

    That’d be nice.

  • RaiderRockstar

    They came in and while she and I was sleeping and drew her blood at 4:00 AM and she awoke screaming. They didn’t even warn us. They just starting poking and drawing. The dude got his sample, and when I realize what happened, I chased the guy to the elevator

    ***

    are you serious?

    oh my! I think I would have done the same. I might be wearing my basketball sneakers during nap time with wifey (just in case)

  • J Hill

    my expectation that the desperate 49ers – backed into a corner – are going to go after our QBs like a pack of rabid wolves this week,

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    Really?

    So you expect single coverage on Miller and our WRs?

  • Rockstar,

    I am not trying to freak you out or anything, but another important thing to keep in mind is the risk for SIDS. A cousin of mine lost a 4 month old baby to SIDS.

    One of the new theories on what causes SIDS has something to do with serotonin levels in the brain…I can’t explain it, but they say you should have your child sleep on its back, in a crib with nothing that can get near its mouth. The theory has something to do with too much carbon dioxide being breathed back into the lungs and triggering something with serotonin in the baby’s brain, which in some cases causes the respiratory system to fail.

    Other things I read said to have a ceiling fan installed in the room to make sure clean air is always circulating around your baby’s head. And to dress you baby in warm pajamas instead of having a blanket in the crib, which the baby could turn its face into….and they also sell monitoring pads that you put under the crib sheet that will alarm if there is no activity with the baby for a few moments…it will wake you up in plenty of time to do something.

    That is all from Dr. Dakota.

  • J Hill

    Media is like; “Ok Oakland. Prove to us you can win two in a row and we’ll start to believe”. Until then, you’re still gonna have the doubters and naysayers.

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    I think that would apply to more than the media. LOTS od folks waiting for Cable and Co to put up a streak of wins.

  • Chris,

    The wintern will be there if needed to play – the kid is always in game shape. For this team though, he is far more valuable as a coach with connections upstairs.

  • # Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Dakota, the gloves comment is critical. Also, every new parent should also BANK the CORD BLOOD. It is packed with stem cells that already match the kid/family and will be available to treat so many diseases as therapies are developed in coming decades.

    http://www.cordblood.com/
    ————————-
    DAMN RIGHT BO!
    My wife is a Singaporean. It is automatic to bank the cord blood in Singapore. Her brother just popped out his third, thus banking more blood.
    Universal health care as well.

  • djohnnyg

    432.Chris in NY Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 10:22 am
    Raiders 21, 49ers 20
    Rams 24, Chargers 20
    Texans 31, Chiefs 14
    Jets 30, Donkeys 19

    Chefs 3-2
    Raiders 3-3
    Dolts 2-4
    Donkeys 2-4

    That’d be nice.

    Yes it would be nice.

    IF, the Raiders defense plays even an “average” game, and the offense doesn’t make mistakes, and we prevent the niners from getting to the QB, Raiders WILL WIN.

  • RaiderRockstar

    WR’s = single covered entire game

    ZMiller = doubled on 3rd & 4+ yards

    otherwise I expect to see Pat Willis & the SF strong safety to be charging the LOS all game long trying to bust up run plays or disrupt JCamp in the pocket

  • The Big Banana

    We have folks watching whenever we have someone in the family in the hospital.

    My mom was in the hospital ICU (Kaiser) from an emergency and, while there, a pre-existing condition (real bad) flared up due to not having her on her meds. So, did they check with her physician (also Kaiser)? Nope. We had to pester them about contacting her doctor and he wasn’t responding when they did call. Meanwhile, there is my mom, suffering. Finally got it taken care of but what an ordeal.

    It’s amazing. Same hospital system and everything, yet they didn’t bother pulling her history nor were the records even available. Once they did decide to, it was like pulling teeth to get her files from her doctor.

    Lots of different doctors and nurses over the course of the ordeal and all were aloof except for 2 nice nurses and 1 physician. One doctor even laughed when I pestered about making sure they take measures to prevent DVT, which we had just recently lost a family friend to after a routine surgery.

    Pity the sole that is hospitalized with no family/friends to advocate for them.

  • bcz24

    Rob Ryan is going to send the dogs after Big Ben this weekend. expect something like 4-5 sacks against that weak O-Line but Mendenhall getting 150 and a score

    Browns upset win 14-10 (Cribbs & Hillis TD’s)
    *******
    No way. 30-0 Steelers. Defense will score 2 TDS

    And I still think DHB goes over 100 this week. Just a hunch. I have nothing to support it. He may still be invisible, which is far more likely.

  • RaiderRockstar

    thanks Doc Dakota!

    yeah we got one of those little things they sleep on that’ll keep the baby positioned on it’s back … it actually says something about preventing SIDS on the box

    I heard ceiling fans were a no-no though?

  • DMAC

    Morning peoples!
    TGIF!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Pity the sole that is hospitalized with no family/friends to advocate for them.

    ***

    Agreed!

    glad you were there to help mom out Banana

  • J Hill

    Skip Bayless is HILARIOUS!

    Prince James ????

    LMFAO!

  • DMAC

    Raiders offensive coordinator Hue Jackson indicated that his backfield will be a “hot hand” situation once both running backs are healthy.
    “We’re going to play to their strengths,” Jackson said. “There’s no egos there, which is fun for me.” Michael Bush will have a chance to gain momentum this week with Darren McFadden (hamstring) expected to miss another game. If McFadden channels his early-season form once he returns, though, it’s going to be hard to keep him off the field as the offensive focal point.
    Source: NFL.com

  • YoungAmerican

    I could see Oakland potentially going 3-1 in their next four games. Unfortunately, this one is one I feel like they’re going to lose. 24-20 49ers.

    The Raider defense will stop Gore and Davis all day… until that one play where they don’t.

  • J Hill

    Ron Artest stopped drinking this offseason and lost 20 lbs so he could cover Durant better.

    Artest puts his stamp of the Lakers this year.

    NO WAY he defers to Kobe as much as he did last year. We’ll see how that works out.

  • DMAC

    Cable on drafting Heyward-Bey over Crabtree: “He’s fast and big kid and he’s proved he can develop. Without question, we’re proud of it. .. 8 minutes ago via web (Vittorio Tafur)

  • DMAC

    GO DUBS!!

  • DMAC
  • RaiderRockstar

    go Miami He@t!

  • J Hill

    Unfortunately, this one is one I feel like they’re going to lose. 24-20 49ers.

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    Nahh …

    The Raiders HAVE to be more desperate than the 9rs. 2nd place in the AFC West with 4 VERY winnable games coming up?

    Raiders simply CAN NOT drop to 2-4.