Cable quick hits


A few items coming out of coach Tom Cable’s press briefing:

— Jason Campbell will start at quarterback against Pittsburgh. Bruce Gradkowski will be the backup.

“He’s earned the right to do that. Four out of the last five games are wins,” Cable said. “Bruce will be the backup and we’ll go from there.”

— Tight end Zach Miller is “much, much better and should be ready to go on Wednesday,” Cable said. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is also much better, but still might not practice. Defensive tackle John Henderson may practice. He’s been out since Week 2 with a stress fracture, so even if Henderson does practice, it may take another week to get him ready for a game.

— Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has a sore hamstring and may not practice Wednesday. Chaz Schilens will not practice.

More to come . . .


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • RaiderLen

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    Cable’s stupidity is pure genius

    “stupid” is as stupid does.

    If the Raiders Win, all of the Cable BS will stop.

    I read that only 5 players from 2008 remain in the starting lineup.

    That has everything to do with the influence of the coaching staff, (led by Cable) on AL.

  • Thec07

    Btw, what up 909…where you been hiding Bruh???

  • Lowdown…

    Long time no type…Still making widgets over there?..

  • SnB Production

    43.Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    My mid-season update:

    Tom Cable is the best coach in the division
    Darren McFadden is the best RB in the division
    Our Defensive Line is the best in the division
    Campbellkowski is the worst QB in the division

    So unless our QB play really kills us, we will win the division due to having the best coach, RB and D-line.
    Generally agree with this post. Except DMC is in the conversation as best RB in the league.

    The QB play needs significant improvement if there is to be a playoff run.

    Receivers still need to play more consistently

  • Thec…

    Work has finally picked op a bit, cutting into my “semi pro.” time..

    How you doin? Tell your Charger neighbors, that we’re coming down there to whip their ass on 12/5..

  • Thec07

    909RaiderLifer Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Work has finally picked op a bit, cutting into my “semi pro.” time..

    How you doin? Tell your Charger neighbors, that we’re coming down there to whip their ass on 12/5..



  • Thec07

    909RaiderLifer, glad to hear things are picking up….I have been ringing the dischargers ear all this year…I predicted them to be 7-9, hope they live up to it…I dont like rivers however he gets it done when not blitzed…

  • Thec07

    Best choice the “other forces at work” made was removing cable from play caling and bringing in Hue Jack…

  • Thec07

    I have to make my escape….
    Everyone have a great evening….


  • Thec…

    I despise Rivers, but that punk can sling it..Looking forward to seeing him sandwiched between big Sey, and TK…see him squish like play doh…..lol..

  • priesttj

    KK now that they are winning is not alright with you, all you ever do is try start crap that isn’t there. You’re worse than the meddling media that tries to stir crap with local teams to make things more interesting for readers.

    Nothing is going wrong fr you to complain about so your sick mind conjures something up. Your really ill dude you need help. You’re obssesed with a man that doesn’t know you exist and you make up lies to justify what bounces around in your retarded head.

  • raiderzmaverick

    Dolphins tried out five QBs today: JaMarcus Russell, Tom Brandstater, J.T. O’Sullivan, Patrick Ramsey, Tommy Grady. Signed only Ramsey.

  • Thec…

    Take care, brethren….

  • raiderzmaverick

    For all your Russell Fans out there, this is his competition in ‘tryouts’ for the Dolphins who have only 1 healthy QB on their roster….and he still didn’t get the spot. Tryouts must not have been too good….

  • Just Fire Baby

    Another category we gained in the bye week?

    Up one notch in rushing defense, from #26 to #25.

    It’s been slowly going down, if they can continue to improve and somehow get under #20th in the league, that would be pretty damn amazing.

  • Jerry…

    How about the rest of the fix?……

  • Just Fire Baby

    I would say that the odds of Jamarcus Russell just being sober in his tryout today were close to 50/50

  • Raiders for life

    Thec07 Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 5:01 pm
    909RaiderLifer Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    Let’s review…

    Al can’t GM anymore
    Cable can’t coach, never could..
    Our Qb’s (depending on who your “guy” is.) can’t QB..

    Yet, here we are sitting on top of the division in November, playing some inspired ball of late.

    So the only explanation must be, pure dumb ass luck

    And..pushin out the jive and bringin in the love.

  • waklaboo

    From PFT:
    ESPN’s Michael Smith reports that the Redskins have signed McNabb to a five-year, $78 million extension with a reported $40 million guaranteed.
    4skins got ripped off.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    K2..back and forth recently for both family issues and looking at a few ventures stateside, then back there at the start of the year to kick off a new potential money maker. Multiple streams of income is what it is all about. Japan has too much bureaucracy and Yakuza are still part of anything outside the official corporate world. SO staying on the mainland and letting the system work for me; those b@stards love making money.

    I admire your “fan clubs” tenacity…they actually think you care. Keep it up. Where’s LMN? Haven’t seen much of him.

  • jugulator

    Damn, last time I checked, we had a winning record, and were in the lead in our division, and not to mention a suddenly dominating D-line 2 of the top 3 DT’s,(NFL.com), and 2nd in NFL in sacks also),a strong running game and a whole bunch of different players contributing every week….Offense and Defense rank in the top 10 in the league…those are good things…and alot of you here are acting like we suck still, maybe you got too used to losing, but it looks like our team is on the upswing after 7 miserable years…the Raiders are starting to gel I think…They have been getting it done collectively..as a unit, like a small military unit, and there are leaders on the team and in the coaches and ownership and it seems like players are responding, you can’t argue the results…and whoever has the call of who starts at QB, so be it…we can get it done with one of the two, if JC struggles, they wont hesitate to pull him and let Grads try to spark something…believe it or not, this is a good problem to have……Al Davis is the OWNER, he will always give his input in one way or another, but I think he loosened the reigns a bit at let the coaching staff coach, he is definitely gonna have some say, but I think he behind Cable 100 percent… until he’s not….you guys should just sit back and enjoy the ride….we are in control of the AFC west..and exorcising demons along the way..lets see if we can end this 7rr losing streak coming off the bye…..Be happy guys Ur not LOSERS any more!!!!!!Don’t act like em..