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Cable quick hits

A full transcription will come later, but here are a few highlights of Tom Cable’s press briefing a day after a 59-14 win over the Broncos in Denver:

– Cornerback Chris Johnson and defensive end Matt Shaughnessy joined center Samson Satele as players who sustained concussions against Denver.

Got a chance to talk with Chris Johnson in the locker room and he seemed alert and clear-eyed. I remember talking to Zach Miller and Jon Alston after concussions last year where that wasn’t the case. Tight end Brandon Myers, who missed the Denver game with a concussion, is improved but sensitive enough to light that he was inactive for the game.

– Wide receiver Louis Murphy has an injury to the chest area, the severity of which will be determined in the next 48 hours, according ot Cable. Murphy’s injury was described on the air as being to the clavicle. He collided with fullback Marcel Reece when both were going for a pass.

– Cable was elated with the play of rookie Jared Veldheer at both left tackle and center. Veldheer moved to center late in the second quarter when Satele had his concussion. Veldheer did have three false starts, however.

– Quarterback Jason Campbell was complimented for “turning it loose” at quarterback. Cable said Bruce Gradkowski remains the starter, health permitting, but wouldn’t know until Wednesday if he has a chance to face Seattle Sunday.

– Cable promised the Raiders would address the game as they would any other, correcting errors, and was confident the team was professional enough to realize mistakes matter even in a 45-point victory.

– Rather than dwell on the “consecutive wins” theme, Cable said the emphasis would be on doing what it takes to be Seattle.

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  • DaRayduh

    Just got off the phone with Al. Man, that dude is trippin big time. Said the Raiders greatness is back. Said he was so happy after watching the game on tv, he actually got to sleep last night. First time he’s slept since january of 2003.

    I asked him how does a team go from a loss to the o-fer niners and then bounce back like they did yesterday? I would of thought that loss in sf would have meant another seven years of futility, and now I’m thinkin 12 & 4.

    He reminded me of the ass chewing he gave the entire team, coaching staff, office staff, grounds crew, parking lot attendees (they weren’t even workin that day) and herrera. Chewed them good sunday nite and monday. Also said it was his idea, not Toms’, to put the coaches in pads last week and bang some players around.

    I said ‘this outta secure Toms’ job now, huh’. and he said we’ll see how 12 and 4 looks at the end of the season (I think I hit a nerve there).

    Said he was having the players over there for pie and ice cream this evening and said I was welcome to drop in, but reminded him I am waiting for a train in Melbourne. Said I’d be at the hawk game and he said so will I. Wished me well on my travels back home.

  • PassTheCheetos

    2

  • Nnamdi21

    History making victory

  • LA to TheBay

    I talked to Al and he said you’re a tool.

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

    Ran up the score on a lousy team. Nothing more. Wouldn’t be all too surprised to see Seattle return the favor next week, especially if Campbell starts.

  • mistic1

    # aig-raiders Says:
    October 25th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Mistic,

    What part of the post that said I am changing my tune for JC? Do me stating that “will never work” say that I am changing my tune.

    Also, it’s nice of you to leave out JC’s performance against the Niners. Where was the leadership against the Niners? If JC was so great, then why did he require a phone call from Hue to pump him up? The guy even admitted he struggled and you call me a hater? I mean you’re a homer. Even when your own guy admits it, you still deny it.

    However, I have no choice but to root for JC when he is in there as the QB.
    ==========================================================

    What are yuo talking about. i was here the day after the niner game, and took it from you and every other jc hater. I have commented on him bouncing back from the worst game of his life, that is leadership. Any player can have their confidence shaken, im glad hu called him, i hope they continue to bond in that way.

    You said campbell sucked and you never wanted to see him on the field again, now you are soft balling us, saying your gonna root for him. Do you like chicken with your waffles?

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Hmmmmmmm……

    Just Win Baby!

    Right

  • http://raiders.com Raider Ray

    MR, that is just a ridiculous statement. Yeah, it is entirely possible that the Seahawks may win. But, to say they could run up the score is just you being sassy and trying to provoke people.

  • morilla

    More Miller please. The kid is a spark plug.

  • Bobby Bushay

    Could the bad safety play be the by-product of having Nnamdi shadowing the team’s best receiver? When that player goes into motion, the safties may only have a second to decode whom to cover when Nnamdi moves with him. When they go back and forth from that defense (as they seemingly did with Crabtree against SF), I wonder if it leaves Huff and Branch confused and miscommunicating. Yesterday, it appeared that Nnamdi simply played a side of the field and the pass D looked great. No confusion.

    Raider up! Good spanking of the Jack@$$es yesterday!

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

    # Raider Ray Says:
    October 25th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    MR, that is just a ridiculous statement. Yeah, it is entirely possible that the Seahawks may win. But, to say they could run up the score is just you being sassy and trying to provoke people.

    ……………..

    If the Raiders can run it up, just about anyone can.

  • http://tobeornottobethatisthequestion.net St. Jimmy

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    October 25th, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    Ran up the score on a lousy team. Nothing more. Wouldn’t be all too surprised to see Seattle return the favor next week, especially if Campbell starts.

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    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    October 25th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    If the Raiders can run it up, just about anyone can.

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    There he is, the Real MR.. I knew the Real Al Davis guy posing as MR was a troll. I would like to say “welcome back dude” but , well, you know…

  • mistic1

    Guys i dont take anything on this board personally, this is all fun and games. However im a raider, i laugh when i have conquered and won.

    Dont try to snow us with your wishy washy bull crap. Stick to your guns, and open wide when you get served a mouthful of piping hot crow.

    The scabs vs. jc debate is over, even if scabs returns to start.

    For the record I would never say Dmac is better than bo or allen at this point.

    Bo was the most natural athlete i have ever seen, Dmac will pass his stats however, and his because bo’s career lacked longevity, Dmac will be considered a better raider back, if he can remain healthy.

    Dmac has much more dynaimc abilty than allen, but has a looooooong way to go before you can lift over no 32. Allen is a hall of famer. i think if dmac can last long enough he has the potential to be better, this of course is pure speculation at this point. We can revisit it next decade.

  • RaidingTexas

    Wow, what is up with this site? I couldn’t access it for hours.

    Anyway, is anyone else wondering why the Raiders are wearing New York Giants uniforms tonight?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ng4yHw2xk&feature=PlayList&p=E565EF0DE2F587FA&playnext= Raider75

    Anyone know if I can hear some radio broadcast highlights anywhere?

    I love that dude yelling “TOUCHDOWN RAAAAAIIIIDERS!”

  • RaidingTexas

    That’s Greg Papa, man!

  • VanHeathen

    that dude is Greg Papa…
    Yesteday he nearly lost his voice doing that call 8 times! never get tired of hearing it myself…
    Just Win Baby!

  • djohnnyg

    I have an old friend who is a hardcore Dallas fan and he’s blaming the score on Romo being out.

    I said “Romo doesn’t play defense”. To which he gave me a disgruntled “yeah I guess”.

  • djohnnyg

    I wouldn’t mind if Giants score…let’s say 58 pts.

  • djohnnyg

    I like Bermans’ “The Raaaaaiiiiiiiderssss”.

  • RaidingTexas

    Djohnnyg, I’m with you man. As much as I love seeing a big beatdown on the Cowboys, I don’t want the spotlight completely taken away from the Raiders this week!

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    Pito

  • RaidingTexas

    VanHeathen, he actually said “Good thing I gargled this morning” after like the 6th or 7th touchdown. LOL

  • djohnnyg

    5.The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    October 25th, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    Ran up the score on a lousy team. Nothing more. Wouldn’t be all too surprised to see Seattle return the favor next week, especially if Campbell starts.

    Man. I thought I was a negative fan.

    I really don’t believe you are a Raider fan. You can be whatever you want but you really don’t sound like one at all.

  • djohnnyg

    That being said, you could be right and I worry about that, but man you are a major buzzkill.

  • RaiderDebo

    Jamarcus to the Cowboys, Book it.

  • djohnnyg

    I don’t know about Denver being a ‘bad team’. Arguably the best team in the AFC were lucky to come away with a win against Denver the prior week so I chalk up Denver yesterday to just playing a bad game and the Raiders being extraordinarily good.

    Not sold on Campbell either but if he can win games he has my full support.

  • lefty12

    Good-I hate the Cowgirls.

  • Culebra

    dude, you can be critical of the team and still be a fan. Personally, I won’t be too satisfied unless they beat the seachickens and the chefs next.

  • Tom "pimp hand" cable

    The real madden raider is a clown. So this win means nothing because denvers a lousy team??? Not even the jets could dominate the donks like we did sunday. According to you we’re just as lousy, so we shouldn’t put 59 on anybody. You’re a hater and so annoying. Why don’t you do us all a favor and just pull your lip over your head and swallow yourself with your big___ mouth you weenie.

  • souldogdave

    You girls should stop bellyaching, we won!The SeaChickens can be nasty, so lets stay healthy and focused.If we win the next two games,we will be sitting pretty.The Raiders are dancing on the edge of a knife,with injuries and who has the hot hand.Good job of riding on that, Cable.Go Raiders, Raider up.

  • da trinity

    i thought that this game would silence the cry babys for at least one week, but i guess some people just like to wine. we need to ride the dmc and bush express in order for us to beat seattle. we need to keep the game out of cambells hand by minimizing his throws. hes getting comfortable in the pocket, we need to keep it that way. i believe hes still learning the offense based on gannons comment during 49ers game. and also the d needs to attack all game. raiders all day