Part of the Bay Area News Group

Cable quick hits

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, November 15th, 2010 at 2:49 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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 . . .

  • Share/Bookmark

[You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.]

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Thank-You Al Davis, for taking your freaking hands OFF!!!!!

  • No Mas Diamante

    Haters in a tizzy. love it… “But we can’t win! Don’t you know that Al runs everything?” lol.

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

    lol

    good one jhill

  • No Mas Diamante

    thats enough for today. later

  • No Mas Diamante

    KK so now his hands are off? Make up you’re freakin’ mind would ya?

  • J Hill

    I can’t wait to see what Hue comes out with against Pitt with 2 weeks to prepare.

    I really hope they practice looking off Hairamalu. I mean REALLY emphasising it in practice.

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

    Wow, one week McNabb is fat and can’t run the offense, the next week he gets a 5 year $78 million dollar deal.

    Shannyrat and Bruce have lost it.

  • Plunketthead

    I bet Jerry Jones would like to steal Cable from Al.
    Cable could change the culture of losing in Dallas.

  • RaiderLen

    J Hill Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    I can’t wait to see what Hue comes out with against Pitt with 2 weeks to prepare.

    I really hope they practice looking off Hairamalu. I mean REALLY emphasising it in practice.
    ———————
    For sure. Like opening up gifts on christmas.

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

    108.Plunketthead Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    I bet Jerry Jones would like to steal Cable from Al.
    Cable could change the culture of losing in Dallas.
    ++++++

    LMAO

    You guys are delusional.

  • Mike Davis 36

    I love these people who pretend to know what goes on behind the scenes. When the Raiders are losing it’s because a certain person is meddling, and when they’re winning it’s because he all of a sudden backed off. It’s very entertaining to read. Predictable, but entertaining.

  • Thec07

    took a few games for the youngsters to understand winning…Now they have it….
    the culture has changed when did it happen????

    I want to remind you pro’s, semi pros’, and blog personalities a phrase that I read on this blog
    sometime ago even before the draft;

    “Other Forces are at work”

  • RaiderLen

    LMAO

    You guys are delusional.
    —————–
    Na, Plunketthead is an optimist. :)

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

    HayesDaze37 Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    STB — You should just change your alias to BS for posting hack rumors like that

    ……………

    You should change your alias to BS after outright making this up:

    HayesDaze37 Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    KK — For 5 decades (DECADES!), Raiders coaches have denied being told who to play, when to play them, and what plays to call…even Al Davis’s worst HC enemies (Shanahan, Lance) say those things never happened.

  • 100PercentRaider

    Dakota,
    On ESPN they said this contract offer has been on the table for about a month, before all this stuff with mcnabb happened. his agent walked in today and accepted the deal.

  • Thec07

    DHB, I hope he is okay… Need that speed to take the palo with him on those deep routes….

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

    115.100PercentRaider Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    Dakota,
    On ESPN they said this contract offer has been on the table for about a month, before all this stuff with mcnabb happened. his agent walked in today and accepted the deal.
    +++++++

    lol oooooops

  • Thec07

    This week Hue Jack will unveil the 4 WR set…

  • PassTheCheetos

    DHB needs to see his role reduced at this point. Its useless to have a guy on the field whose putting in as little production as he is. Dont get me wront i think he’ll be a hell of a player at some point, but clearly that time is not now. Start Jacoby and opposite him let DHB and Murphy split time.

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

    HayesDaze37 Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    You guys can whine all night, and all year for that matter…I’ll stick to cheering on my team all year long.

    …………….

    You’re doing more than cheering.

    First off, you’re trying to engrave it into everyones heads that Al is more to credit than anyone else for this 3 game win streak, which is fine, if you weren’t such an a – hole about it. You’re saying the team and the coaches are doing a great job, “thus far”, while insisting Al has done a great job, outright, as if the job is complete. Coaches are still on the bubble, as far as you’re concerned, but Al has reached the top of the mountain? Please. Hypocritical at best.

    Then, you flat out proclaim that past Raiders’ HCs have denied Al having ever meddled into their game plan. They never denied it. Not one. They’ve just been mute on it. Then when called on that, you tried to put it on me to prove that he has meddled. That’s not how it works, fraud. You said that those coaches clearly stated Al doesn’t meddle. Give us a link to any former coach ever insisting Al doesn’t meddle. I’ve only heard coaches say that he does, like Joe Bugel, who said he welcomed it. The rest have been mute on the issue.

    You’re a liar, period. You’re here to make Al look good, nothing more. You’re not cheering for the team. Hell, you’ve undermined their efforts! You said they’re only doing a good job “thus far”, while insisting Al has done a “fantastic job”, outright. You’re beyond help.

  • PassTheCheetos

    More wildcat.

  • J Hill

    Any chanec Hue lets Campbell get off 40 pass attempts this week?

  • 100PercentRaider

    Makes you think McNabb was feeling a little insecure, doesnt it?

  • JB

    # exlaraiderseasonticketholder Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    To a certain party that does not understand why Al Davis won and not Lance, there were several reasons.
    1. Kiffin wanted to tamper with Tampa Bay and get Monte Kiffin and fire Ryan. Cause.
    2. Having Seabass try a 76 yrd field goal. Insubordination. Cause.
    3. Leaking disputes to the media. Cause.
    4. Lying about the General Partner. Cause.
    5. Seeking employment in the college ranks while under contract to the Raiders. Cause.
    ****************************

    The real reason AD won die to two words – OVERHEAD PROJECTOR. Who can argue with that approach. :-) )

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

    # aig-raiders Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Agreed RMR. This is what I’ve been saying all along. You all know I have little regards for JaPuke but the only way to pull him is on his next poor performance. Which I predict will happen in Pitt.

    ………..

    Don’t do that. You’re going to root for him to fail now, so that you’ll be right.

  • LTR

    Cable has a 25-58 record as a head coach? That’s BS. This is his second full season. He’s now 9-19. The haters are really grasping at straws as we return to respectability and beyond.

  • Thec07

    4 WR set to spread picksburgh
    DHB or JLH
    JFORD
    ZMILL
    LMURPHY

    DMAC as the lone back…You could run, or throw with this formation…lots of single coverages abound….

  • JB

    NMiller must play in Pittsburgh. When NMiller plays we WIN.

  • 100PercentRaider

    LTR,
    They are counting his head coaching record at Idaho. A school that is not even close to a football power house I might add. Cable is more than 9-19 though, he has coached more than 2 full seasons

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

    Mike Davis 36 Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I love these people who pretend to know what goes on behind the scenes. When the Raiders are losing it’s because a certain person is meddling, and when they’re winning it’s because he all of a sudden backed off.

    ……………..

    There’s nothing contradictory in that. If Al is meddling, and it hurts the team, wouldn’t it make sense if the team were winning because he backed off?

  • PassTheCheetos

    I agree idaho doesnt count. Their stadium isnt even as nice as some college teams practice facilities.

  • PassTheCheetos

    The only record right now that I care about is 5-4.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Man, there is no greater feeling than changing out of your work clothes and putting on a brand new T-shirt.

    It only gets better if that shirt happens to be a 2010 World Series champions shirt.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Wakari Mas K2.

    Old timers appreicate the view while going down the road…while the kids in the nursery complain about the bumpy road…

    I guess we were once idealistic and pedantic…thank the Lord those days are gone and we can bask in the glory of victory rather than pat ourselves on the back for knowing the ‘truth’…poor kids, they probably read ‘The Secret’ and feel empowered to bore us with their erudite insight.

    Perhaps we should start a Power Rankings for each side and take side bets on the over/under of who is most obstinate….

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    exlaraiderseasonticketholder Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    I DID NOT WRITE:

    Dosn’t matter (Al’s numerous slips revealing him to have fired Kiffin for performance instead of cause),

    ………..

    Yes it does, according to how coaches contracts are recognized by the NFL. If Al fired him for performance, he should have to pay him what’s left of the contract.
    =======================================================It’s like argueing with a moron. MR, you changed my quote for your argument. What you posted had nothing close to what I wrote.
    “Dosn’t matter, what he did was unacceptable under the terms of his employment contract and the impartial arbitraitor agreed to and approved by both sides confirmed Kiffin was fired for cause. Spin it however you want. It was cause.”

    Not your lying dribble.
    Out til morning when decent Raider poster don’t edit your post to make a point.

  • http://raiderchaos.blogspot.com RaiderChaos

    134.Lowdown_in_Beijing Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    Wakari Mas K2.

    Old timers appreicate the view while going down the road…while the kids in the nursery complain about the bumpy road…

    I guess we were once idealistic and pedantic…thank the Lord those days are gone and we can bask in the glory of victory rather than pat ourselves on the back for knowing the ‘truth’…poor kids, they probably read ‘The Secret’ and feel empowered to bore us with their erudite insight.

    Perhaps we should start a Power Rankings for each side and take side bets on the over/under of who is most obstinate….

    ______________________________________________________

    Post of the day! Except for mine………..The Return http://bit.ly/bJR2K2

  • RaiderLen

    #134 LOL

    Spot on.

  • Pingback: [Raiders] Raiders Name QB Jason Campbell The Starter Vs. Steelers

  • Silver-and-black666

    MR are you still babbling about the same old crap in here?

  • M Lonetree

    LowDown,

    picking nits is the way of the lice-ridden. It is all the “kids” have ever known. (KK should know better but he has some issue all to himself.)
    to twist Bobby D. – those who were last will later be first for the times they are-a changin’

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Lowdown_in_Beijing, It’s human nature, I guess. Everybody wants to lead the parade, particularly on blogs, I suspect.

    The Raiders are winning, so It’s all good with me.

    You still over there?

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

    126.LTR Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    Cable has a 25-58 record as a head coach? That’s BS. This is his second full season. He’s now 9-19. The haters are really grasping at straws as we return to respectability and beyond.

    +++++++++++++++

    No it is not BS it is fact. As a head coach Tom Cable is 25-58. As an NFL HC he is 14-23. Just facts.

  • RaiderLen

    Cable, as an NFL HC, will stand on his merit alone.

    Wins are the measure.

    Back in the old days, teams that were rebuilding had a 5 yr plan.

    Not so in Today’s NFL and culture.

    Cable, has said all along that the team was close.

    The Last 4 of 5 weeks have demonstrated this belief.

    I hope come Sunday,the Team can take another step towards that belief.

  • M Lonetree

    Dakota,

    after your victory lap with your Love-Child I would’ve thought that you’d give Barney Rubble a break. HueJack and the Marshall plan and A.D. are in control except for a stray fake-punt or time-out call.

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

    # exlaraiderseasonticketholder Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    You’re absolutely right, MR. I agree with just about everything you say.

    …………..

    Thank you!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Cable’s stupidity is pure genius

  • Thec07

    JB Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    NMiller must play in Pittsburgh. When NMiller plays we WIN.

    +++++++++++++++

    I have allways liked NMILLER…the guy is a maker…
    Not sure if he is in the dog house or what but he should get some run against picksburgh…

    With Hue Doing 4 WR sets this week, one would hope he gets in the game…

  • Kirk

    With DHB injured we may score 40 points!

  • http://no_knuckleheads! 909RaiderLifer

    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..

  • Seymour Bush

    Koolkell and Real Madden Raider have as much credibility as Lane Kiffins arbitration case.