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Not so fast on McFadden

Raiders running back Darren McFadden was less than optimistic at assessing his chances to play Sunday against the 49ers, while left guard Robert Gallery said he expected to start.

No official word about the starting quarterback, but it will be Jason Campbell. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said it “looks like” Campbell would start in place of Bruce Gradkowski, who is nursing an injured shoulder, but was leaving the final announcement up to coach Tom Cable.

Running back Michael Bennett returned to work after the birth of his third child, a son, and said he hoped to test his hamstring injury before practice.

More to come . . .

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  • Bauce 4 Real

    Gallery and Carlisle…….softest svelte wimp OG combo in the league. That’s just a damn shame.

    Carlisle is a journeyman guard who gets manhandled but Cable loves him. Good a guy who goes up against the better pass rushing DT sucks the big one

    Gallery is a chump. Made me sick last night looking at the replay of him on the sidelines sporting the big beard and long hair as if he is a bad ass. He cant stay hurt for all I care and take Carlisle with him

  • Plunketthead

    Thats if he does not flunk out of NFL 101 first.

  • HayesDaze37

    If DHB makes 4 catches a game for 55-ish yards (not unrealistic), his production would be that of a quality NFL WR. As long as those catches and yards mattered, that is (i.e., they’re not “hollow” stats when a game’s already been decided).

    Not only is DHB ready to catch 4 balls per game, but he’s likely going to be catching more than that per game by the end of the year. I’ll even make a guess that (barring injury to himself) DHB will be catching +/- 6 per game by the last 5 games of the season. This of course means our very impressive Running game holds up all year.

    If those things happen…the Raiders will be 9-7 or better, even after the bad start.

  • mistic1

    # YoungAmerican Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Look at Malcolm Floyd. The dude is 29 already, but he didn’t come around until last season. Now he’s putting up 200 yard games…
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    People thought cliff branch was a bust until his 3rd year. Some times it takes guys a while.

    Also DHB is still young he is only what 20-21. he hasnt yet finished growing, and he hasnt yet matured physically/ mentally enough to play with the men in the nfl.

  • Plunketthead

    Al likes to give his track stars many years to prove him wrong

  • RaiderRockstar

    Gallery is back……excuse me while I do backflips

    ***

    LOL @ ROG

    Loper has played well man. what kind of difference do you expect big Rob to make ???

  • Mistabr0wn

    Really Chris?
    Art Shell’s O-line sucked too? Didn’t know! I bet A Walter would agree with you, thanks for stating the obvious to defend Cable.

    Shell didnt get 5 years to turn it around. Not that he could but comparing Cable to Shell’s 1 year is basically just ignorant.

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

    Good NFL teams work with needs.

    Bad NFL teams work with ifs.

  • RaiderRockstar

    hey Loper can roll over to RG now!

    ***

    nice one Brown! haha

  • mistic1

    # HairyBush Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    mistic1 Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    # HairyBush Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Does Kirk play for the Raiders? NO, next topic.
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    Any fool knows he plays in jax now. i am watching to see the difference in his game vs. romac. Romac is a major upgrade so far.
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    Who cares, Judge RoMac on what he does/ doesn’t do.
    no offense but compating him to Kirk is a waste of time.
    ==========================================================

    If your not interested dont comment, but dont tell me what I can and cant do…mom.

    I want to know if kirk got a bad rap, and if romac is an upgrade, so i compare the players.

  • RaiderRockstar

    ROG, you were being sarcastic re: Gallery

    gotcha!

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Just an opinion on drafting 40 times:
    1) DHB has never run away from anybody, ever.
    2) Routt gets beaten deep routinley.
    3) M. Bush has longer carries than Dmac.

    hey Al, how bout draft people that do well in the high jump, or the cone drill, lets try that for 15 years and see if our team improves!

  • HairyBush

    # YoungAmerican Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Look at Malcolm Floyd. The dude is 29 already, but he didn’t come around until last season. Now he’s putting up 200 yard games…
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    against the Raiders anyways

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    HayesDaze37 Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    If DHB makes 4 catches a game for 55-ish yards (not unrealistic), his production would be that of a quality NFL WR. As long as those catches and yards mattered, that is (i.e., they’re not “hollow” stats when a game’s already been decided).

    Not only is DHB ready to catch 4 balls per game, but he’s likely going to be catching more than that per game by the end of the year. I’ll even make a guess that (barring injury to himself) DHB will be catching +/- 6 per game by the last 5 games of the season. This of course means our very impressive Running game holds up all year.

    If those things happen…the Raiders will be 9-7 or better, even after the bad start.
    +++++++++++++++

    9-7? haaaahahahahahahahaha

    Man, a win thanks to some blocked punts and now DHB is all world and the Raiders are gonna win 9 games! Koolaid is really flowing now huh?

  • Mistabr0wn

    Only RRS is sharp enough to not let a subtle joke go by….the rest of you are semi’s.
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    RaiderRockstar Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    hey Loper can roll over to RG now!

    ***

    nice one Brown! haha

  • Plunketthead

    Dakota

    You said all DMAC needs is a head coach or Offense head who can use him properly. You have been saying that for two years.

    Laugh all you want, DHB just needs a strong armed QB that can lay a pass right in his hands while on a full sprint or at least get real close.
    He has a problem catching the ball, however for all we know a top ten QB could make DHB look like a top ten reciever

  • Mistabr0wn

    More specifically against #21 the most overrated player to ever wear the S & B.
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    HairyBush Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    # YoungAmerican Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Look at Malcolm Floyd. The dude is 29 already, but he didn’t come around until last season. Now he’s putting up 200 yard games…
    ==========================================================
    against the Raiders anyways

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Aig-Raiders Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    Mistic,

    You do you ever realize how you, Bauce and the rest of the JC fan club carry so many myths on JC?

    I can debunk each and everyone of your myths on here.

    1. Strong arm.
    2. Less turnovers
    3. More potential
    4. Better leader

    I’ve gone back and researched the nubmers and none of it seem to back up your claims on here. So please save me the excuses. I will believe it when I see JC actually show it on the field.
    ****************************************

    LOL you still havent debunked it yet. Come on do we really need to go there with number 1? This is common knowledge man. Number 2 well you already shown who has more turnovers lol. Number 3…..again come on AIG, what potential does Grad have when he cant last a whole season? Number 4 is up in the air and no one at least not me ever said either QB was a better leader.

    Funny I’ll actually believe Grad can be the game for the rest of the season when he is healthy…..problem is you and everyone else on this blog knows that will never happen. You make excuses for Grad and have been doing it all week my friend. Grad has yet to be beat a stout defense or win playing an entire game this season….just like Campbell. So I believe it when I see it too

  • popcicledrip

    who do you guys thiks better matt ryan or phillip rivers

  • HairyBush

    If your not interested dont comment, but dont tell me what I can and cant do…mom.

    I want to know if kirk got a bad rap, and if romac is an upgrade, so i compare the players.
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    Hey, if you got the time to do that, knock yourself out. I still say it is irrelevent seeing as he doesn’t play for the Raiders anymore.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Routt gets beaten deep routinley.

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    Macho,

    He earned NCAA Outdoor All-American honors after finishing third in the 200 meters at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Meet. In indoor track, he was named Conference USA’s Men’s 2004 Indoor Track Athlete of the Year after winning the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes and qualified to compete in the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes at the NCAA Indoor Championship. He is a two-time winner in the 200 meters at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships.

    At the 2005 NFL Combine, Routt was recorded as having the fastest 40 yard dash with a time of 4.25 seconds

    Routt needed 6 years just to become an average football player!

  • Plunketthead

    MB

    IF Al had stuck with Art we would be a respectable team and 8-8 at the least.

    Lance & JR set us back 5 years and we were already lower then a guttersnake

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

    Anyone remember Malcom Floyd who played for Houston Oilers/Tennesse Titans in ’90s? He’s actually the older brother of the Malcom Floyd in the league today. Their real last name is Seabron, but they changed it to Floyd after a racist incident with white relatives in the south (truth, not making this up). Unknown why both of their names are Malcom. George Foreman named a few of his sons George, too. The elder Malcom Floyd attended McClatchy high in Sacramento in the late ’80s (then going by Seabron).

  • mistic1

    # aig-raiders Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Mistic,

    You do you ever realize how you, Bauce and the rest of the JC fan club carry so many myths on JC?

    I can debunk each and everyone of your myths on here.

    1. Strong arm.
    2. Less turnovers
    3. More potential
    4. Better leader

    I’ve gone back and researched the nubmers and none of it seem to back up your claims on here. So please save me the excuses. I will believe it when I see JC actually show it on the field.
    ==========================================================

    Are you starting another I hate jc conversation.

    Arm strength isnt the most important quality, in my book.

    Reading defense, making accurate throws, game management and size, these are the big attributes a qb can have in my book. Campbell has them.

    Campbells arm strength is a bonus. ( you need it to run our offense).

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    DHB might become a top ten receiver after he becomes the receiver in his team. Right now DHB is behind ZMiller, DMac, Murph, MBush, & Schillins (who doesnt even play!). So he’s got his plate full before he is the QBs preferred choice here in Oak.

  • Mistabr0wn

    Routt is the second best CB we have on this team like I said in the pre-season when you semi’s and RRS were calling for his head. W McFadden might be the nickle when he’s healthy. CJ can watch and take notes in case a guy goes down.

  • HayesDaze37

    RRS — You’re the guy who used the term in your joke. Nobody else had anything to do with it, even the original poster. Everybody read it.

    Your spade-is-a-spade comment was inappropriate when it was made also. You’re pretty good at letting them slip-thru.

    I knew I wasn’t going to “win” anything by trying to point-out how you are offending people…and I sure don’t expect you to change your beliefs…but stop acting so innocent about your ways (better yet, don’t use race-baiting and race-based jokes), and others will stop pointing-out how good you are at it.

  • Plunketthead

    Rivers is a crybaby mamasboy but he is one hell of a QB and he stays healthy

  • DutchRaider77

    Actually, I would think that Alex Smith takes more away more from the 9ers offense.

    Since Alex Smith does better out of a shotgun and a shotgun formation takes away from the 9ers power running game (Frank Gore).

    I think the 9ers would be a better team with Jason Campbell at the helm.

    Also, I am very suprised that they do not use Brian Westbrook more in the passing game (split him out, where he thrived on the Eagles.)

    Think Singulatary will pull a Tom Cable at the end of the year and blame everything on Alex Smith? (Not saying that Tom Cable was not justified)

  • r8rwill

    haven’t heard much from the greatgradkowskiraider lately.. is he okay?

  • CJ Legend 34

    The year we drafted DHB I remember telling a number of people DHB is NOT the best WR in the draft. There are about Two posession WRs and 1 speedster that I think are more polished. They were Crabtree and Hakeem Nicks and Maclin down field. I said, all these guys can contribute immediatley. But if you ask me who had the measurables and coached up seems like they would have the better upside. I said it was DHB. If you look at his game at MD not only did he have the speed he had the height and the frame with more muscle to go up and catch the jump ball. There is always that WR sleeper that you just don’t plan for (Rice, TO, Colsten, Chad Johnson, etc.). Usually the top drafted WRs w/ exception Tim Brown never turn out to be worth their weight in gold. Now I did not consider him a #7 pick but I did think he had mad upside.

  • RaiderRockstar

    HD37: you’re a piece of trash

    i’ll post what I want when I want and I’ll decide whether or not it’s inappropriate…

    you hear me, Corky?

  • CJ Legend 34

    Schitlens will you ever be healthy enough to come back and play ball?

    He may announce his retirement next year.

  • HairyBush

    Schitlens will you ever be healthy enough to come back and play ball?

    He may announce his retirement next year.
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    lol

  • CJ Legend 34

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    HD37: you’re a piece of trash

    i’ll post what I want when I want and I’ll decide whether or not it’s inappropriate…

    you hear me, Corky?

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    All yeah a blog fight!!!! Get em RR!!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!

  • HayesDaze37

    RRS — Just admit it was not an appropriate joke, and I’ll drop it.

    By the way, how’s your day going? Mellow, I hope.

  • RaiderRockstar

    HD37: i’m fine with what I said then and I’m fine with it now

    you sought me out for what reason? to prove what exactly? and why?

    still don’t understand your “teabag” comment either. please elaborate

  • NYC DAVE

    Im reading BADASSES….. Im about 200 pages in… ITS A MUST READ FOR ANY RAIDER FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NYC DAVE…

  • Doc B

    I have to root for Jason Cambell because he is the quarterback of my team. I will definatly close my eyes everytime he drops back and give a prayer. Lets just see if he actually wins the game or if our running backs, defense, and special teams win the games. I sure just cant see all your arguments about Jason managing a game when he calls back to back timeouts and gets bailed out from the refs or doesnt call a time out when our guys are out of position or when he fumbles again cause he just wont throw the ball to someone or out of bounds. Or maybe one of his errant throws wont just go through the defenders hands and it will be a pick six. Looks like he is doing really well at managing a game… Grads turnovers have all been in the receivers chest or hands and so happens they get deflected so he gets credit for the pick.

  • 707raiders

    Let’s woop the Niners and put a nail in their coffin!!!!