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Zach Miller, Nnamdi not practicing

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Still absent from the practice field Thursday are tight end Zach Miller (arch) and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle).

Also missing were defensive tackle John Henderson (stress fracture) and wide receiver Chaz Schilens (knee), neither of whom is expected back until after the Week 10 bye at the earliest.

Wide receiver Louis Murphy (bruised lung) is suited up for practice but not expected to play Sunday.

Cable may or may not name a starting quarterback today between Bruce Gradkowski and Jason Campbell. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said Gradkowski is improving but not necessarily 100 percent, and Cable has indicated Gradkowski would need to be able to “do all the things he needs to do” to move back in as the starter.

More to come . . .

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • LA to TheBay

    two in a row is a record.

  • aig-raiders

    We go good bounces against AZ. We gave up 7 points as soon as the game started.

    In regards to leading at hafltime, that depends a lot on what the D and spec team is doing as well.

    But to answer your question,we were up 20-17 at teh half against the Cards. We scored 14 points at the half and tied against the Texans. In the past 2 weeks, our D gave up a net 10 points in 2 games. I’m not even counting the fumbles recovered. Name me 1 QB in the league that would have lost with those numbers.

    You can’t just look at it in a general view and say oh JC was great in the past 2 weeks. That’s like saying Tom Cable was a genius in the past 2 weeks since his team demolished the other teams. Are you willing to say TC was a genius too?

  • LA to TheBay

    Zach is resting up as much as possible. Meyers needs to step up and will.

    Nnamdi, kick back, we got this. We need you for Pittsburgh. Big John too.

    By the way… who’s Chaz Schilens?

  • No Mas Diamante

    Same ole names on the sidelines it seems.

  • LA to TheBay

    Let KC worry about who’s QB while DMC, Bush, and Marcell “X Factor” Reece eat em alive on the ground.

  • LA to TheBay

    AFC Slugfest on the way.

  • Kill kill kill the Chiefs!

  • LA to TheBay Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    By the way… who’s Chaz Schilens?

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    I’m not sure, he keeps getting mentioned, I am not really sure who he his. I think he is a scout or staffer of the front office.

  • Just Fire Baby

    The Nnamdi injury makes you second guess whether he should have been out there in the first place.

    What was the score when he got hurt?

  • LA to TheBay Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    Let KC worry about who’s QB while DMC, Bush, and Marcell “X Factor” Reece eat em alive on the ground.

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    Marcell Reece has become a bad azzzzzz…. props to Hue “Action” Jackson for finding some plays for this guy.

  • The Big Banana

    By the way… who’s Chaz Schilens?

    =====================================================

    The player formerly known as Chaz Schilens is now merely a dream. A dream of a quality receiver plucked from the depths of the draft. A dream that is quickly fading into the sunset.

  • RaiderDebo

    To all the Bruise worshippers,

    According to you guys JC wasn’t responsible for the SD, Den and Seattle wins, but he was totally to blame for the for the losses to TN and SF. Who gets the credit for the STL game and the blame for the losses to Arizona and Houston?

  • Nnamdi21
  • Nnamdi21

    The Big Banana Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    By the way… who’s Chaz Schilens

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    Chaz Schilens is an Oakland WR formerly known as Alvis Whitted aka Carlos Francis

  • Just Fire Baby

    According to you guys JC wasn’t responsible for the SD, Den and Seattle wins, but he was totally to blame for the for the losses to TN and SF.

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

    Since your going to speak for us, let’s get it accurate.

    Totally to blame for the SF loss (along with Hue) and responsible for the SD win.

    Partially responsible for the wins against Den and Sea, and the loss in Tenn.

    What have loved to hear the whining and complaining of the 55 yard tipped pass to Bush in a 13-0 game in the shadows of his goalline if Bruce threw it.

  • mistic1

    I trust hu-jack, who ever he says should play i will roll with, even though i have my favorite.

    i dont think its fair to say j.c hasnt been tested.

    Coming back from being benched, and bouncing back after the niner debacle should count for some thing. That was pressure, and showed grit.

    Also the sea hag game was close until midway through the third. j.c had to make plays and he did. If he had made a mistake that game could have easily gone the other way.

    While in washington jc has led 7 4th qaurter come backs. he definitly is not untested as a pro.

  • Personally I think KC is overrated. They were a decent kicker away from losing to the winless bills in KC last week.

    Week 1 SD @ KC – KC win 21-14
    Week 2 KC @ CLE – KC Win 26-14
    Week 3 SF @ KC – KC Win 31-10
    Bye
    Week 5 KC @ IND – Loss 9-19
    Week 6 KC @ HOU – Loss 31-35
    Week 7 Jax @ KC – KC WIN 20-42
    Week 8 Buff @ KC – KC WIN OT 13-10

  • aig-raiders

    Again Debo,

    You’re guilty of painting a wide brush over the W/L and not willing to look into the reasons why we won or lost. That’s like saying Trent Dilfer was a very good QB for winning the SB. If you really want to get into a debate of who’s the better QB then just look at the STL game. Same opponent, same team, same game, same day. Maybe JC is better now but has he really been tested?

    That’s like saying Jawalrus had a great game against the Eagles when it was really the D that won the game for us with all those blitzes. The next week Jawalrus got exposed against the Jets.

  • mistic1

    Jc actually has 8 come from behind wins if you count the sand diego game, not to mention his undefeated season at auburn.

  • The Big Banana

    Hue is the man. Has he been awarded the key to the city yet? If this offense continues this way, someone needs to get on this.

  • Just Fire Baby

    not to mention his undefeated season at auburn.

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

    LMAO!!!

    Maybe we should make a move for Tim Tebow than, since collegiate records are so darn important.

  • Pretty Rick

    If we win 3 in a row I’ll be cooking & washing dishes for the wife for the week. Im kinda looking foward to cooking T.V. dinners for the next week. Raiders-31 Chiefs-23

  • RaiderDebo

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    According to you guys JC wasn’t responsible for the SD, Den and Seattle wins, but he was totally to blame for the for the losses to TN and SF.

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

    Since your going to speak for us, let’s get it accurate.

    Totally to blame for the SF loss (along with Hue) and responsible for the SD win.

    Partially responsible for the wins against Den and Sea, and the loss in Tenn.

    What have loved to hear the whining and complaining of the 55 yard tipped pass to Bush in a 13-0 game in the shadows of his goalline if Bruce threw it.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Wouldn’t hear any complaints from me. At least it bounced off a receiver. Bruise loves throwing it straight to the bad guys. Who cares anyway? It’s not like we won the game on that play anyway. What was the score again? You skipped Bruise’s games.

  • mistic1

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    not to mention his undefeated season at auburn.

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

    LMAO!!!

    Maybe we should make a move for Tim Tebow than, since collegiate records are so darn important.

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    It only illustrates the point that with the right team he is a winner. The 7, 4th quarter come backs destroys the false idea that he is not ready for adversity.

  • 89052RAIDER

    DHB=Alvis Whitted
    DHB will never match James Jett’s production at this point. Rumor has it that Jett and Whitted now run a Juggling school supported by funds from Mr. Davis.

  • aig-raiders

    Mistic,

    The score was 21-0 3 mins into the game against Denver. I dont think you can honestly say he was tested. Against Sea, we know the D blew them out. Based on the fumbles and scoring by the D, I looked at it and I would say the D earned 10 points against Denver and at least 3 points against Sea for their turnovers on the other team’s side. That means they gave up a total of 4 points in 2 games. Can you honestly say JC has been tested when the opposing teams has only scored a net 4 points in 2 games? I dont know 1 nfl qb that would lose with that support.

    However, I dont expect us to dominate like this every week. JC will get his chance to earn creds soon.

  • raiderdeek

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    According to you guys JC wasn’t responsible for the SD, Den and Seattle wins, but he was totally to blame for the for the losses to TN and SF.

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

    Since your going to speak for us, let’s get it accurate.

    Totally to blame for the SF loss (along with Hue) and responsible for the SD win.

    Partially responsible for the wins against Den and Sea, and the loss in Tenn.

    What have loved to hear the whining and complaining of the 55 yard tipped pass to Bush in a 13-0 game in the shadows of his goalline if Bruce threw it.
    ===============
    JC – won the SD game for us…no question. JC and Hue lost the game for us against the 49ers. Titans game, you can blame everyone…not just JC. JC didn’t have to do much in the Denver game at all. JC had a solid game in Seattle but the whole team won that game. offense/defense.

    Sebass – loss the game against the cards…no question. grad put it on a platter for sebass to win for us. To sebass’s credit, he has been solid since that kick.

    Grads – Won the Rams game for us…no doubt. Grads didn’t play well in the Texans game but that was mostly d-line / run defense fault…we got absolutely embarrased on both sides of the line and Texans ran down our throats the entire game.

    I think that is a pretty fair assessment of the season so far.

  • aig-raiders

    Mistic,

    At Auburn he had 2 RB’s that were drafted in the top 5 in the same draft. Please dont use Auburn.

  • Just Fire Baby

    At least it bounced off a receiver.

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

    Bounced off a wide-open WR’s shin, but hey who cares right?

    Look, I don’t want Bruce to start this week, I have said this a bunch of times.

    Just can’t stand a Raider fan, blasting a die-hard, passionate Raider player who has won games and said all the right things along the way.

    Why don’t you lob weekly grenades at Tyvonne Branch or Mario Henderson? These guys have caused way more on the field problems than Bruce, and provide zero leadership off of it.

  • raiderdeek

    aig-raiders Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    Again Debo,

    You’re guilty of painting a wide brush over the W/L and not willing to look into the reasons why we won or lost. That’s like saying Trent Dilfer was a very good QB for winning the SB. If you really want to get into a debate of who’s the better QB then just look at the STL game. Same opponent, same team, same game, same day. Maybe JC is better now but has he really been tested?

    That’s like saying Jawalrus had a great game against the Eagles when it was really the D that won the game for us with all those blitzes. The next week Jawalrus got exposed against the Jets.
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    100% agree…the real test for JC is Sunday. Assuming it’s going to be a really ugly game as expected (lots of running and good defense), JC will have to step up and make some great passes to move the chains. If he does that this Sunday, he has my full support. I don’t think we’re just going to be able to run it down their throats like Denver game and we’re not going to be able to completely stuff the opponent’s run game like we did against Denver and Seattle. It’s JC time this weekend.

  • Raiders average points per game – 26.5
    chefs average points per game – 23.2 (only 7 games)

    Raiders total points per game – 212
    chefs total points per game – 163 (only 7 games)

  • Pretty Rick

    This whole thing about JCAM being tested is pretty much irrelevant. He was supposed to beat the team that was in front of him and thats what he did. That IS the test,,,beat the team in front of you,,,no matter who it is. Do it again Jason. Plus this is becoming Darren McFadden’s team anyway. Lets Go!!!

  • not total points per game, total season

  • Just Fire Baby

    The 7, 4th quarter come backs destroys the false idea that he is not ready for adversity.

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

    Bruce has had half that many in less than a whole year worth of starts with us.

    Throw in the AZ game he would be looking at 4.

  • WHO the fck cares who is at qb, as long as we win. STFU Oakglenn.

  • mistic1

    aig-raiders Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    Mistic,

    The score was 21-0 3 mins into the game against Denver. I dont think you can honestly say he was tested. Against Sea, we know the D blew them out. Based on the fumbles and scoring by the D, I looked at it and I would say the D earned 10 points against Denver and at least 3 points against Sea for their turnovers on the other team’s side. That means they gave up a total of 4 points in 2 games. Can you honestly say JC has been tested when the opposing teams has only scored a net 4 points in 2 games? I dont know 1 nfl qb that would lose with that support.

    However, I dont expect us to dominate like this every week. JC will get his chance to earn creds soon.

    ================================================

    aig-raiders Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    Mistic,

    At Auburn he had 2 RB’s that were drafted in the top 5 in the same draft. Please dont use Auburn.

    ======================================================

    Bouncing back from the worst game of your career is a test in itself. The seahwak game was in the balence until midway through the third. it was jc’s arm that made the plays that won the game.

    I brought up auburn to show that j.c will win with the right team around him, because he is not turn over prone. Other qbs will lose the game for you in the same situation, ask neil o’donnel.

    Jc to is credited with 7 fourth quarter game winning drives, come from behind victories.

    There is no question about his ability to lead a team from behind, or play tough and at a high level with the game in the balance. i would say this is actually one of his strengths. We saw a bit of it in the dis-charger game. watching him over the years since auburn, he will deliver in the clutch more times than not.

  • raiderdeek

    Pretty Rick Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    This whole thing about JCAM being tested is pretty much irrelevant. He was supposed to beat the team that was in front of him and thats what he did. That IS the test,,,beat the team in front of you,,,no matter who it is. Do it again Jason. Plus this is becoming Darren McFadden’s team anyway. Lets Go!!!
    =========
    nobody is saying JC didn’t do a good job against Denver and Seattle. But eventually we will face an opponent (possibly KC or Pittsburgh) that is going to contain our run game and McFadden…(even Chris Johnson has bad games). When that happens, the QB needs to make some great decisions…i think that’s the point. So this Sunday will be a real test for JC to see what kind of QB we really have. Nobody is saying JC sucks…or at least I’m not. I’m saying he should be the unquestioned starter going fwd if he can pull out a victory this Sunday.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Mistic,

    Take your Jason love-affair up with Hue, he was the one who benched him not us.

    You think Hue really gives a rip about what happened at Auburn?

  • RaiderDebo

    Aig-Raiders Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    Again Debo,

    You’re guilty of painting a wide brush over the W/L and not willing to look into the reasons why we won or lost. That’s like saying Trent Dilfer was a very good QB for winning the SB. If you really want to get into a debate of who’s the better QB then just look at the STL game. Same opponent, same team, same game, same day. Maybe JC is better now but has he really been tested?

    That’s like saying Jawalrus had a great game against the Eagles when it was really the D that won the game for us with all those blitzes. The next week Jawalrus got exposed against the Jets.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    JR gave us a lead in that game and never relinquished it which is more than I can say for Bruise. As for the Jets game, are you really trying to yell me that JR was the only one exposed? What about the OL and the run defense? They rushed for over 300 yards! By the way, JR only played a half in the game and Bruise played the second half. What did he do??? Another mythbuster. I honestly don’t think he’s even that good of a player off the bench.

  • Oakglenn has a bromance with JC.

  • mistic1

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    The 7, 4th quarter come backs destroys the false idea that he is not ready for adversity.

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

    Bruce has had half that many in less than a whole year worth of starts with us.

    Throw in the AZ game he would be looking at 4.

    ======================================================

    Im not talking about failed come back attempts. Im talking about actual victories.

    besides that doesnt change the fact that saying jc hasnt been tested simply doesnt hold water.

  • Oakland_raiders
  • RaiderDebo

    Nobody is saying JC sucks…or at least I’m not. I’m saying he should be the unquestioned starter going fwd if he can pull out a victory this Sunday.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    All the Bruise worshippers have been repeating this tired line the last to weeks. We’ve had two huge blowouts and you’re still saying it. What will it take for you to be satisfied?

  • Hue Jackson is the man!

  • Oakland_raiders Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    An interesting read on Jake Plummer

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    Dont link this crap on a Raiders blog, who give a fck what jake plummer is doing. Email it to your friends, leave it off this blog.

  • raiderdeek

    RaiderDebo Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    Nobody is saying JC sucks…or at least I’m not. I’m saying he should be the unquestioned starter going fwd if he can pull out a victory this Sunday.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    All the Bruise worshippers have been repeating this tired line the last to weeks. We’ve had two huge blowouts and you’re still saying it. What will it take for you to be satisfied?
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    like i just said…if he wins this sunday…he has my full support as the unquestioned starter for our team…because i think this week is the real test. You won’t hear me asking for Bruce if Raiders win this weekend…period.

  • Bynum to return to practice by the end of next week….

    GOOOO LAKERS!

  • bjbrown1968

    I like both BG and JC. At this point, though, I think you have to stick with the hot hand. Right now that’s Campbell. Dude threw for over 300 yards and 2 TDs on Sunday. He had another great day prior to that against the Donkeys. I say Start JC and if he struggles to where the game may get out of hand, pull him out and put BG in there.

  • aig-raiders

    mistic1 Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    ======================================================

    Bouncing back from the worst game of your career is a test in itself. The seahwak game was in the balence until midway through the third. it was jc’s arm that made the plays that won the game.

    ———————-
    Ok so are you willing to admit that it should not have even been that close because both the coaches and Jason admitted they struggled. When your Defense is shutting down the other team, I dont think anyone should feel like you’re doing wonderful only up 13 points going into the 4th qtr.

    Again, JC was spotted 21-0 3 mins into the 1st qtr and DMAC out ran JC’s passing by 100 yds and scored 2 more td’s than him. If you want to call that a bounce back, go ahead.

  • mistic1

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    Mistic,

    Take your Jason love-affair up with Hue, he was the one who benched him not us.

    You think Hue really gives a rip about what happened at Auburn?

    ======================================================

    What is this about bra? I said i trust hu jack, i will roll with the qb he selects, regardless of my favorite.

    However keep it 100, and not spread false ideas. Jc has been testd as a pro, has come through in the clutch on several occasions, and is a quality starting nfl qb.

    Grads doesnt have the track record to make those same claims, and his resume doesnt have the wins, the starts or the numbers to compete with j.c. there is a reason for that, he isnt as good.