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Gradkowski says he’s not done yet

Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski confirmed a third degree separation to his right shoulder Wednesday but said he still hopes to play this season.

“I don’t see the season being over for me yet,” Gradkowski said. “I mean, I’m not going to go down yet. I’m just going to keep preparing, just keep rehabbing. But I’m thinking a couple of weeks and get back. If we can make a run here, keep doing well in our division, I think we’ll be all right.”

Gradkowski said the diagnosis wasn’t much different than it was after the first Chargers game, when the injury cost him five weeks. He said third-degree separations don’t necessarily mean surgery and noted it “seems like my shoulder is still strong to where if I just let it heal right, I’ll be all right.”

More to come . . .

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  • Dirtiest Raccoon

    We are saved! NOT!

  • Mistabrown

    Bruce, your services are no longer required.

  • Dirtiest Raccoon

    Campbell your services are no longer wanted.

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

    # bcz24 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Why would I be threatened by Jacoby being better than Heyward-Bey?

    ………………..

    Because you want to believe that Al Davis can still score in the first round of the draft. You don’t want to believe that DHB isn’t even a football player, let alone a number one receiver on an NFL team. That’s why.

  • LA to TheBay

    What a mench. Heal up, Bruce, you’ll catch on somewhere.

  • kokomo

    One question for Bruce? Did you win enough games this year? End of discussion.

    We don’t care. Period. We don’t need distractions with some pivotal games coming up. Just shut your trap and rehab and find a job at some other franchise as a backup.

  • inonewordraider

    Funny SI, ESPN, even the WSJ was annointing us “back”. Look what two straight losses does to our battered franchise

  • RaiderDebo

    The first issue was called an “arch” injury with Miller said was a torn plantar fascia. Just as he was recovering from that problem, Miller was injured in a 33-17 loss to Miami with a deep contusion to his right leg coach Tom Cable described as “serious.”

    It happened following a Chris Clemons interception of a Gradkowski pass on the return, with Miller saying he had been hit both high and low by Miami blockers.
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    Thanks a lot Bruise!

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

    Like it.

    Grads is taking a preemptive swipe at team management, who will undoubtedly try to heighten and exaggerate his injury as a plausible reason to go with Campbell for the rest of the year. Give ‘em hell, Bruce.

  • big pep

    bruce we dont need you, and soon as the season is over we dont want j.c. either.

  • waklaboo

    Bcz24 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Great… the Ultimate Charger Homer Dan Fouts gets to call the game… I will watch it on mute.
    ======================================
    I will do the same and turn on the radio and hope it syncs with CBS. I would rather listen to Papa and Flores.

  • Mistabrown

    DeboSeymourGlen, whats your problem with Bruce? He gave us his all what more can you ask for?

    Just because you thought JaMeatball was the greatest dont hold Bruce accountable for your lack of Qb knowledge.

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

    kokomo Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    One question for Bruce? Did you win enough games this year? End of discussion.

    We don’t care.

    …………….

    LOL. “We”? You’re speaking for all of us? Why don’t you shut your trap.

  • J Hill

    Great!

    Maybe Gardowski and Shallens can be ready for the season finale.

  • Mistabrown

    MR,
    Good news, the Reps will shutdown the govt if pres purp lips doesn’t balance a budget and withdraw his tax hikes.

    As an American Im sure your happy about the Reps standing up for the little people, yea?

  • waklaboo

    Gradkowski should start learning to throw southpaw if he wants to stay in the game longer.

  • Mistabrown

    Jill, remember back in August when you said B Campbell will be the starter and I corrected you?

  • kokomo

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    kokomo Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    One question for Bruce? Did you win enough games this year? End of discussion.

    We don’t care.

    …………….

    LOL. “We”? You’re speaking for all of us? Why don’t you shut your trap.

    ——–

    Speaking for fans who don’t care about Bruce at this stage and rather who just want to win without any distractions. If you do care so much about Bruce, it doesn’t apply to you.

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

    # Mistabrown Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    As an American Im sure your happy about the Reps standing up for the little people, yea?

    …………..

    Are these “little people” you speak of the ones I see at the rallies that Fox News always televises? Because they don’t look little to me. The average one is about 300 lbs.

  • Jmackraider12

    Bruce is just a distraction at this point for us..J.Campbell put together 2 hard drives on SD when we played them to win the game, obviously Campbell can handle the rush better then we think(i know its only one example but he11) right? If we can attack the chargers Like Priest sad we will, we will have a shot. We have to leave all out on the field.

  • Tars983

    are we gonna be satisfied with HJackson taking over for The Cable Guy next year?

    There are definitly stronger candidates out there. but would anybody truly covet the position?

    Im of the opinion that any candidate that would be an essentially unanimous upgrade (Jim Harbaugh for example)is not going to want to work under Al and inherit a team with so many glaring holes

    id rather give the system time to evolve under Cable and Hue at OC..if we change now, it is conceding another 3-4yrs in rebuild mode. and opening up a # of personnel issues

  • Mistabrown

    Ok MR i’ll take that as a yes. Good to see you finally get the picture.

    Better late than never right?

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

    # kokomo Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Speaking for fans who don’t care about Bruce at this stage and rather who just want to win without any distractions. If you do care so much about Bruce, it doesn’t apply to you.

    …………

    Except that you didn’t say that, now did you? You just said “we”, as if all fans want Bruce gone. And that’s not even close to being true, and you know it. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if most fans want Bruce to stick around. So either take that into account, or maybe you’re the one who needs to shut your trap.

  • OAKlifer

    If Tom Cable gets fired, here are a few candidates to replace him: John Fassel Sr, Rob Ryan, Hue Jackson

    *******

    Double R,

    Rob Ryan wouldnt coach for my high school team he lacks discipline and he needs an f-in haircut!!!

  • Jmackraider12

    I agree a lot with post 21. If we have another good draft and sign a few FA’S, keep the system in, let Campbell finish a year in the system, let our WR’S mature, well be alright.

  • J Hill

    Cable’s contract is up after this season.

    What I can’t see is giving that guy another 3 year contract. What has he really done to deserve that?

    Not looking forward to Hue as a HC either unless he admits that he is a total idiot lake Haley in KC and hires some real coordinators to clean up his mess.

  • BloodRaider

    Hate to say it Bruce, we love ya but your arm strength has been affected by the last shoulder injury, expect to be placed on IR. Maybe next year..

  • mistic1

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Mistic, why are you calling the Raiders “Cable’s team”, when Al Davis said just a few months ago that he is “heavily involved”? How can it be Cable’s team when the owner has clearly said he plays an active role in football related decisions? What do you mean by “Cable’s team”?

    If you can’t prove it was said, don’t make the claim. Without a transcript or a quote, we don’t even have a context. We have no idea what Gannon’s true meaning was until we see what he actually said. If you don’t have a source to back it up with, don’t refer to it.

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

    Again bra? Seriously?

    Cable is the head coach, this is why i called it his team. This by the way is common in football, no matter who the owner is. you would know that if you watched football, which you clearly do not.

    We are fans posting to a comment section on a sports blog. We are not submitting stories to the oakland tribune that must be scrutinized by editors and proofed before the paper comes out. We are not news reports, and dont have a press credential. Im not under any mandate that requires me to submit proof of any kind. Just as you are not under any mandate to pull your head out of your own a$$, although it would be nice to get through one day without your idiotic posts.

    I repeat the only time you ever add anything even remotely worth a damn is when you log off

  • kokomo

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    # kokomo Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Speaking for fans who don’t care about Bruce at this stage and rather who just want to win without any distractions. If you do care so much about Bruce, it doesn’t apply to you.

    …………

    Except that you didn’t say that, now did you? You just said “we”, as if all fans want Bruce gone. And that’s not even close to being true, and you know it. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if most fans want Bruce to stick around. So either take that into account, or maybe you’re the one who needs to shut your trap.

    —–
    Rule # 1 for any blogs and comments – each one is entitled to their opinion and no one needs to shut their trap. Either u agree or disagree. Too bad.

  • Moorepark21

    After Sundays performance, I’m not sure many people will want to see him back this year anyway. He had his shot but just did not come through the way most of Raider Nation expected.

  • RaiderDebo

    Mistabrown Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    DeboSeymourGlen, whats your problem with Bruce? He gave us his all what more can you ask for?

    Just because you thought JaMeatball was the greatest dont hold Bruce accountable for your lack of Qb knowledge.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Who??? Hey man, I’m looking for FB prospects that we can use our 1st round pick on in 2012. Got any names for me? LMFAO!!

  • mistic1

    RMR,

    Are you also realgradkowskiraider?

  • RedneckRaider (The RealMaddenRaider-Hater)

    Just stay down…

  • kokomo

    Tars983 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    are we gonna be satisfied with HJackson taking over for The Cable Guy next year?

    There are definitly stronger candidates out there. but would anybody truly covet the position?

    Im of the opinion that any candidate that would be an essentially unanimous upgrade (Jim Harbaugh for example)is not going to want to work under Al and inherit a team with so many glaring holes

    id rather give the system time to evolve under Cable and Hue at OC..if we change now, it is conceding another 3-4yrs in rebuild mode. and opening up a # of personnel issues

    ————-

    Not sure if Hue is the right answer. He doesn’t have adequate depth in each job he has taken. He was WRs coach for a couple of years, a couple of years as OC and a couple of years as QB coach. I do think there are other candidates around but doubt anyone will want to work for Al. So its back to the same set of losers i.e. Gilbride, Fassel etc

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

    mistic1 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    This by the way is common in football, no matter who the owner is. you would know that if you watched football, which you clearly do not.

    …………

    Only Jerry Jones, I believe, had disclosed being heavily involved with football operations in recent years. I’ve heard no other owners insist they are heavily involved, the way Al Davis has. So, it’s not normal. It’s not normal for an NFL owner to come right out and say that they are heavily involved in football decisions. So, again, why do you call this Cable’s team, when Al clearly said a few months ago that he’s heavily involved? How can a team exclusively belong to one person when someone else has claimed to be heavily involved? Explain that.

  • Jmackraider12

    # Moorepark21 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    After Sundays performance, I’m not sure many people will want to see him back this year anyway. He had his shot but just did not come through the way most of Raider Nation expected.
    ——————-
    enough said

  • Mistabrown

    Bruce being unavailable means Cable cant play musical chairs with the Qb’s like the FK’n moron that he is!

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

    kokomo Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Rule # 1 for any blogs and comments – each one is entitled to their opinion and no one needs to shut their trap.

    …………

    You didn’t give your opinion. You falsely spoke for all fans.

  • bcz24

    mistic1 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Cable is the head coach, this is why i called it his team. This by the way is common in football, no matter who the owner is. you would know that if you watched football, which you clearly do not.

    We are fans posting to a comment section on a sports blog. We are not submitting stories to the oakland tribune that must be scrutinized by editors and proofed before the paper comes out. We are not news reports, and dont have a press credential. Im not under any mandate that requires me to submit proof of any kind. Just as you are not under any mandate to pull your head out of your own a$$, although it would be nice to get through one day without your idiotic posts.

    I repeat the only time you ever add anything even remotely worth a damn is when you log off
    *********************
    POST OF THE MILLENIUM!

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

    # mistic1 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    RMR,

    Are you also realgradkowskiraider?

    ………….

    Yes.

  • Mistabrown

    DeboSeymourGlen,
    I said we need to draft a FB after round 3 and then you go and say I said we should use our 1st round pick on a FB.

    Do you have some malfunction in your head that makes you do this under all your alias’s?

    Dont bother responding it’s a rhetorical question.
    lol

  • Dirtiest Raccoon

    MR, AKA D RED

    Repeat after me ” It is GREAT to be a RAIDER fan” and ” I love the RAIDERS”!

    You can cut and past MR, just let us hear you say it, CLEARLY!

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

    C’mon Ski, let me hear you say Ohh Ahh….

  • mistic1

    # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    mistic1 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    This by the way is common in football, no matter who the owner is. you would know that if you watched football, which you clearly do not.

    …………

    Only Jerry Jones, I believe, had disclosed being heavily involved with football operations in recent years. I’ve heard no other owners insist they are heavily involved, the way Al Davis has. So, it’s not normal. It’s not normal for an NFL owner to come right out and say that they are heavily involved in football decisions. So, again, why do you call this Cable’s team, when Al clearly said a few months ago that he’s heavily involved? How can a team exclusively belong to one person when someone else has claimed to be heavily involved? Explain that.
    =========================================================

    RMR,

    what are you talking about??? It is common in football to refer to a team as the head coaches team. There is no argument for this. Stop wasting our time with your nonsense.

  • kokomo

    kokomo Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Rule # 1 for any blogs and comments – each one is entitled to their opinion and no one needs to shut their trap.

    …………

    You didn’t give your opinion. You falsely spoke for all fans.

    ——-

    Guess you need some tutoring on what a Blog post comment truly means.

  • Mistabrown

    Raccoon why do you call that moron “Ski”?

  • RaiderDebo

    Mistabrown Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    Bruce being unavailable means Cable cant play musical chairs with the Qb’s
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Gee, ya think??

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

    mistic1 Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    It is common in football to refer to a team as the head coaches team.

    ……………..

    Yes it is. But it is NOT common for an NFL owner to come out and insist they are involved with football operations, as Al did a few months ago. Most owners today hire general managers, let them handle football related decisions. Them and the coaches, in most instances. But Al Davis has clearly stated that as an owner, unlike most owners, he’s involved with football decisions. This is unusual. It’s not the case with most teams. So, again, how can you say this is Cable’s team when Al Davis clearly said mere months ago that he is heavily involved? How can one thing exclusively belong to one person when someone else has made it clear they’re involved too?

  • RaiderWill

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    ———————————————-

    Everything this guy has to say is malarkey!!

  • kokomo

    VittorioTafur Vittorio Tafur
    Chaz Schilens (foot) back on practice field, just in time to save the season

    —–

    Not to worry, he’ll be injured tomorrow and Cable will give some BS around “maybe its the knee this time”

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

    # kokomo Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    ……………

    LOL. I think you just need tutoring. Period.