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Cable Q&A

A transcription of coach Tom Cable’s daily press briefing Thursday with Bay Area media:

Cable: Satele and Shaughnessy came off the list, passed their tests for the concussion stuff. Hiram is off the (injury) dlist as well. On the list, Murphy DNP, Schilens DNP, Henderson DNP, Chris Johnson DNP. Limited guys would be Bennett, Zach Miller, Gradkowski, Goethel, Howard, Wimbley.

Q: Hiram??

Cable: He’s had a hamstring, sore hamstring but he’s off the list.

Q: Is Gradkowski closer to being able to play?

Cable: Yeah he is.

Q: Chance he may play Sunday?

Cable: I don’t know at this point. He is much better, starting to throw the ball more and more now. But we haven’t done a lot with him yet.

Q: How do you weigh guys who are hurt with the bye week coming up?

Cable: I don’t know that you can do that too much in this league. If you think they’re going to go next week they’re probably working this week kind of thing. And if they’re not ready to go and they don’t do anything this week then it’s highly unlikely in my opinion that they’d be ready to go next week.

Q: Do you know your starting quarterback?

Cable: I think for sure we will tomorrow, definitely.

Q: If Bruce is healthy does he start or would he be No. 2?

Cable: If he’s healthy enough that he can play then he’ll get all the work tomorrow and we’ll go for it. If he’s not then I can tell you it’d be Jason and we’ll move from there.

Q: What do Miller, Ford have to do to take pressure off QB?

Cable: Really just do what they’ve been doing. Nick has the luxury of being in this thing Year 2. Jacoby is improving daily and the game’s not too big for him. Just go do what you know is necessary. They both have a good understanding of what we’re doing. So it’s just an opportunity for them to go out and make some plays.

Q: Will both keep returning kicks?

Cable: Yes.

Q: Is there any chance Murphy can play this week?

Cable: No.

Q: Long-term with him?

Cable: It looks to be a week for sure then we’ll come up with some thought probably a week from yesterday, next Wednesday, as to whether or not you can talk about him next week.

Q: How key is it to get to .500?

Cable: I think that’s good for us. That would be very very good for us. But the focus has been let’s go out there and improve on what we need to and get ready for Seattle and play our butts off, and that stuff will happen. One thing we’ve all kind of learned is don’t worry about the winning and losing, worry about the process and being ready to play and what it takes to beat this opponent. Stay focused on that.

Q: How eager are you to have a game like you did last week at home?

Cable: That’d be awesome. That’d be a great thing for our team, for everyone. But it’s a whole new week and every week is such a different animal. You’re playing a team that’s playing with confidence, they’re 4-2, leading their division, they’re second in rushing defense, they have a tremendous special teams group so you just have to attack this animal the way you need to to beat it. You can’t worry about what’s before or after. Just worry about now.

Q: Similarities between the two teams?

Cable: Maybe a little bit but I think there’s a lot of differences too. Some of that probably comes into the strategy part of it.

Q: How much does it help having common opponents this year?

Cable: It does. We have seen them against the same people we’ve played vice versa, so you have a pretty good idea. You know some of those people and some of the matchups and what’s involved in it because you went through it.

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  • new englandraider

    543

    Hill

    Mike Miller plays for the miami Heat bro.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Bo,

    We all agree on Safety and related issues. I’m talking about other issues.
    I understand the workers are the people who spend in our economy, lower wages = lower spending, but why should a factory worker make more than a HS teacher because they work in the car industry.

  • bcz24

    This will have to be a running debate,I have a meeting at 11:00 am, and I must get ready for.
    ***
    No way. According to MR we all know no one has meetings after 9am, and we are all criminals who couldnt possibly have a meeting with anyone but our parole officers. Im on to your lies Dell..

    And Nnamdi will not be shadowing BMW… write that down.

  • Raider Dell

    BCZ24

    You don’t take my FFL serious, due to lack of funds.

    How dare you. Your offically off my Don Julio “shot” list of people I cheer for.

  • DMAC

    # Raider Dell Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Bauce 4 Real Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 10:29 am
    im gonna be extra pissy drunk this weekend

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

    I second that response.
    ============
    I’m thinking of it. Might have to call in sick Monday.

  • bcz24

    i’m on a 4 game win streak and both of his starting RB’s are on a bye
    ***
    My best RB is on the bench as he was on a bye last week, clearly you havent scouted me that much.

  • J Hill

    You make it sound as if you’re the only one on the site who knows what they’re talking about… News flash buddy, you’re not.

    ——————————————————

    How does one go about sounding like he’s the only one who knows what he is talking about?

    Just curious.

    You call me bi polar, lol, and then apologize for wording your post wrong?

    Cmon man, we should really move on.

  • new englandraider

    539

    Hill

    A legitimate question…

    Hypothetical of course..

    You’re hanging with your boys, and you see some guys on the corner and you say look at those cats.. Once they approach, you say what’s up dawg. Why are they can’t from a distance and dawgs up close.. never understood that.. Please advise.

  • new englandraider

    557

    Where do you see an apology?…

    I am trying to give you the benefit of the doubt… You’re the one who took my post the wrong way.

    And Mike Miller still plays for the Heat.

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

    546.Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 10:37 am
    So the pawn shop is just your cover?
    +++++++++++++++++

    It wouldn’t be cover anymore if I answered that question now would it genius! Sheesh!

    Have any gold you want to sell?

  • Raider Dell

    bcz24 Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 10:39 am
    This will have to be a running debate,I have a meeting at 11:00 am, and I must get ready for.
    ***
    No way. According to MR we all know no one has meetings after 9am, and we are all criminals who couldnt possibly have a meeting with anyone but our parole officers. Im on to your lies Dell..

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    That’s right, I forgot. I’m really in Pajamas, in my basement and at 11:00, I must clean up the family room of puke, from my lil brother, (it was grenn and yellow, ohhh) got it.

    Boy, that Madden Raider is so smart, he can see through all of us.

  • new englandraider

    558

    meant cats from a distance and dawgs up close…

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Raider O Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 10:39 am
    Bo,

    We all agree on Safety and related issues. I’m talking about other issues.
    I understand the workers are the people who spend in our economy, lower wages = lower spending, but why should a factory worker make more than a HS teacher because they work in the car industry.

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Teachers are underpaid DESPITE being unionized, in most cases.

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

    557.J Hill Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 10:41 am
    You make it sound as if you’re the only one on the site who knows what they’re talking about… News flash buddy, you’re not.

    ——————————————————

    How does one go about sounding like he’s the only one who knows what he is talking about?

    Just curious.

    You call me bi polar, lol, and then apologize for wording your post wrong?

    Cmon man, we should really move on.
    _______________________

    Dell and I are the only one who know what we are talking about in here!

  • DMAC

    For you horny dogs! (including myself)
    hahahaha

    http://union.sportsblognet.com/files/2008/10/jessica-alba-raiders.png

  • J Hill

    Mike Miller plays for the miami Heat bro.

    ——————————————————

    Thanks for the update … bro!

    But since you knew who I was talking about, does that just mean you worded your post wrong comparing the player who has had 3 weeks of part time success to an all world player like Nnamdi?

    Or are you going to spell check all of my posts to prove your “point” of me not being one who knows all?

    Can we please move on mayne?

    Or at least keep it football?

  • Raider Dell

    Forgot also, I earn less tham $35,00/ year.

    My cousin sure looks good, also.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Dell,

    I was talking to Bo about Car unions, but we can talk about any union you like.
    I think we should continue this debate later, if you don’t mind.
    I also have to leave.

  • Raider Dell

    GO LAKERS!!!

  • new englandraider

    566

    hill

    Was I comparing players, or PLAYS?

  • J Hill

    Why are they can’t from a distance and dawgs up close.

    ——————————————————

    NE,

    Should I spell check this or answer you question?

  • DMAC

    Lets talk Raider Union.

  • Raider Dell

    Raider O

    Good luck in class. Tell me later how Fin Acctg is going?

  • Kirk

    People who demonized the workers are idiots.

    It was the bankers on Wall Street that created a $517 TRILLION DOLLAR derivative bubble that destroyed our economy. It was a ponzi scheme.

    Warren Buffett was the only one that warned the world about the derivatives.

  • bcz24

    Raider Dell Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 10:40 am
    BCZ24

    You don’t take my FFL serious, due to lack of funds.

    How dare you. Your offically off my Don Julio “shot” list of people I cheer for.
    ****
    I didnt say I dont take it seriously, clearly at 5-2 I do. I simply told Rock I dont pay as much attention to it as I do my money league. Mostly because I cant get to yahoo FF from my work computer. But I obviously am going to focus much more attention on winning $500 than winning bragging rights.

  • new englandraider

    Hill

    do you see how you misconstrue posts.. I never compared MM34 to NA21.

    NA21 is the best CB in the league IMO, MM nowhere near that good. Where is the comparison between the two. You made a big deal about MM missing A tackle.

    Well, we see the best CB in the league miss a ton of tackles, my sole point.

  • Raider Dell

    JHILL wassup?

    Catch you later, my man.

    How’s the family?

    Later Nation!!!

  • http://atm Raider O

    Bo,

    You are helping me make my point. Due to lack of profits in the education industry, teachers are underpaid.

  • DMAC

    later Dell

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

    Mike Miller, another great South Dakota athlete/sports figure!

    Along with

    Chad Greenway
    Billy Mills
    Frank Leahy
    Spark Anderson
    Adam Vinatieri
    Becky Hammon
    Brock Lesner
    Mark Ellis
    and Josh Heupel

  • J Hill

    NE,

    What are we talking about here?

    Why MM34 has all of a sudden started playing well?

    Why some fans are cheering for him now that he is playing well?

    Or when it’s correct to use cat instead of dogg?

  • raiderlaker1980

    DMAC..post 565, why thank you sir, thank you

  • DMAC

    South Dakota Rules!!!!!!!!!

    NOT!

  • new englandraider

    Hill

    See? Sorry dogs. Was using street slang… Should I point out that you said “should i spell check this or answer you question”

    Well there Hill spellcheck is one word, and correct grammar would be, “youR question”

  • DMAC

    Its all good in the hood.
    LMAO

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

    583.DMAC Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 10:50 am
    South Dakota Rules!!!!!!!!!

    NOT!
    +++++++++++++++++++

    You have a typo in that post……for some reason you put a NOT in there…..

  • raiderlaker1980

    Man it must suck to be in NE and be a raider fan, how is it you haven’t egged belicheats house yet? you’ve got more restraint than me lol

  • http://atm Raider O

    Dell,

    I hate Acct!!!!! It makes no sense GAAP are a joke IMO. LOL

    I have to go. I enjoyed the chat as always, and I hope to continue later.

    Later Nation.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    DMAC….where da ripz at?

  • new englandraider

    587

    Have no Idea where he lives… Quite honestly it does suck.. All of my teams are in Cali.

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

    Time to go vote.

    I might need medical marijuana someday…..

  • J Hill

    do you see how you misconstrue posts.. I never compared MM34 to NA21.

    ——————————————————

    You used Nnamdi’s alleged multiple diving and missing tackles as a comparison to Mitchell missing a tackle that led DIRECTLY to a TD.

    How can you really sit here and say you weren’t comparing those 2 players?

    Again!

    WTF are you talking about?

    YOU started it off talking about all the “all of a sudden” love Mitchell is getting. And then went on to say were frontrunning bandwagoners.

    I asked you for clarification, and here we are 20 posts later talking about BS?

    WTF?!!!

  • raiderlaker1980

    Here’s another reason you should leave Manhattan lol http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/29/nyregion/29young.html?no_interstitial

  • HairyBush

    Mike Miller, another great South Dakota athlete/sports figure!

    Along with

    Chad Greenway
    Billy Mills
    Frank Leahy
    Spark Anderson
    Adam Vinatieri
    Becky Hammon
    Brock Lesner
    Mark Ellis
    and Josh Heupel
    ————————–
    Brock Lesnar is a tool

  • HairyBush

    raiderlaker1980 Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 10:53 am
    Man it must suck to be in NE and be a raider fan, how is it you haven’t egged belicheats house yet? you’ve got more restraint than me lol
    ———————-
    I live in Ma and I will tell you Pats fans are Annoying!!!!

  • bcz24

    Brock Lesnar is a tool
    ***
    Bet you wouldnt say that within earshot of him.

  • new englandraider

    Hill

    you have severe, severe, SEVERE reading comprehension issues…

    You keep saying I am comparing MM to NA…

    THERE IS NO COMPARISON. i don’t know how to say it any more clearly than that.

    Show me a post where I called anyone aside from NE fans a band wagoner.

    Show me a post where I apologized.

    By saying that even the best CB in the NFL misses tackles at times, that is a comparison between the two? It is not Hill, Nnamdi is, as you said an all pro player, MM is an up and coming player.

    I am not going to go at it with you.. You misconstrue everything.

    You even got on me 2 weeks ago when I was agreeing with you.. Work on your reading comprehension skills bro.

  • new englandraider

    595
    Where you at Bush?

  • RaiderRockstar

    I have a tough week against podunk though.

    Now I will have to destroy you.

    My best RB is on the bench as he was on a bye last week, clearly you havent scouted me that much.

    ***

    BCZ, you can lay low in Dell’s FF League 1 more week man. pick next week to start taking things seriously, alright?

  • DMAC

    B,
    I thought you had them. I’ve been pretty cool lately. Tryning to be a good man at the house. But don’t get it twisted, if I have the chance to fk a bopper. I will in a quickness.