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Cable quick hits

Some quick hits from Raiders coach Tom Cable at his weekly press briefing:

Pressure on Philip Rivers

“I thought defensively we were dominant at times. We sacked Philip four times but we hit him another 16 times. I thought that was quite a stat when you start to watch that film and see the number of times that the pocket was getting squeezed around him both from the side and in front of him. It was pretty impressive by our defensive line.”

Cable said coverage was also tight in the secondary as defensive backs were asked to play more aggressively.

The performance of QB Jason Campbell

“He would tell you that he missed two or three throws in that game that could have really made a difference. The one go-route to Louis (Murphy) that was just out of bounds. If he would have just kept it in bounds over the top, Louis had that guy beat by three or four yards. Things like that. He knows he can better at that.”

Cable said Campbell was much more relaxed, set his feet better and that his interactions with teammates “has been growing all year. When he came here, that’s what everybody said was the knock against, him, I guess. But really, he’s worked at having a good relationship with his teammates. That’s just something that has been a process.”

On the danger of getting away from their identity as a running team

“We can’t now. If we do, shame on us. If we do, we have no chance to win the division. So we can’t. We don’t have a choice now. That’s what it is.”

On being able to sense which Raider team will take the field each Sunday

“I’m getting a pretty good idea with this team. We talked about going into Pittsburgh. That week of preparation was OK. It wasn’t what it needed to be. It was a little bit up and down, very inconsistent against Miami. There’s kind of that old saying, you’re going to play how you prepare, and last week we prepared well all the way through.

“I got asked here, in fact, by someone how the week was, and it was very good, but I’ve also been there where you practice real well and you don’t necessarily go out and play your best. But I think with this team as young as it is, I think that that’s important. I think it’s important that they really grasp on to the preparation it takes to be at your best, and I think they’re buying into that.”

On the presence of Raiders fans in San Diego

“After halftime it kind of turned into a Raiders crowd and that was really cool. You could hear it. You have to take your hat off to our fans because they did a great job. Even at the start of the game with all of the emotion and everything that goes on you could feel our fans there. That’s really powerful.”

Notable

Chaz Schilens played eight plays, according to Cable, felt good Monday, and his role will be expanded each week.

The Raiders will look closely at their travel procedures before going to Jacksonville after having poor games in both Tennessee and Pittsburgh.

Cable said there was no injuries “ relevance” coming out of the game.

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

    Gruden’s coming back. The buzz is starting.

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    “son, I know you didn’t know what you were doing. But do you understand at all the ramifications of what you just told the press? Does it register? This isn’t rocket science, kid. I mean, you don’t just around telling the press when and where your dad is going to coach. Unless you want to be the one out there fielding #@#$#$ questions for 3 hours from those sons of @#$#%. I mean, am I making sense? Don’t go getting all emotional on me now, alright? I need you to have a clear head here. I need you to understand what you just did, so that you don’t do it again? Comprende? Let’s hug it out”
    ———————
    Pretty funny, but I think it needs more Gruden’s favorite saying: “This guy…”

  • Thec07

    F@CK Gruden…

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

    Gruden’s coming back! Gruden’s coming back! You know he is. I know. All of that winning is going to suck.

  • Dirtiest Raccoon

    The Donnkees are paying Shanahan, McDaniels and the new guy?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Tom Cable = hands down the best coach in the division

    Raiders Offensive line = best O-line in the division by a landslide

  • M Lonetree

    KiffinRaider,

    why on Earth do you bother anyone here? you have nothing to add. you have no insight. your pseudo- demonstrations of quasi-fandom demean both yourself and whatever jati you belong to. you are a waste of your own time.

  • Thec07

    Dirtiest Raccoon Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    The Donnkees are paying Shanahan, McDaniels and the new guy?

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

    I would crack up if gruden goes to denver….I hope he does, then it would shut up all the gruden talk once and for all….

    Gruden to the Donkeys….

  • Dirtiest Raccoon

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Tom Cable = hands down the best coach in the division

    *********

    Cable Liston – hands up is pretty good too!

  • OG-RAIDERRR

    WHAT up Thec07 ?

    Did u enjoy that A$$ whipping yesterday here in SD?

  • Thec07

    Raiders Offensive line = best O-line in the division by a landslide

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

    dont know if I agree with this one…How many tomes has cassell beeen sacked?

  • Thec07

    OG-RAIDERRR Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    WHAT up Thec07 ?

    Did u enjoy that A$$ whipping yesterday here in SD?

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

    What up OG?…Best game of the year….Bro….
    SD fans are losing it…the want to fire everyone from the owner to the ball boy….They are in a tail spin….

  • http://no_knuckleheads! 909RaiderLifer

    I got to e-mail the big Dolt fan co-worker of Mrs 909, that was talking alot of smack on Fri…

    Just said: “What was that point spread, again?.”

  • Thec07

    Tom Cable = hands down the best coach in the division
    +++++++++=

    Debatable however, the best coaching staff is KC….
    Haley, Weiss, Crennell…..

  • Plunketthead

    I would not worry about Al hiring McDaniels

    Al dont abide by cheaters.
    No chance he wears Silver & Black

  • DT42

    Let’s count how many times the ESPN crew uses the term “dysfunctional organization” tonight to describe Denver. They won’t do it. But if the Raiders were getting rid of Cable then thats how they would describe us. The Donk’s better call Uncle Al and ask for the “not paying Kiffen…..uh McDaniels courtroom playbook.”

  • OG-RAIDERRR

    Thec07 Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    OG-RAIDERRR Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    WHAT up Thec07 ?

    Did u enjoy that A$$ whipping yesterday here in SD?

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

    What up OG?…Best game of the year….Bro….
    SD fans are losing it…the want to fire everyone from the owner to the ball boy….They are in a tail spin….

    ———————————-
    I know its been a great day. I enjoyed listening to Chokers radio this morning and during my lunch. The whole town is flippin out over the crappy chokers and AG leaving the padres…What a awesome DAY! :)

  • Thec07

    I know its been a great day. I enjoyed listening to Chokers radio this morning and during my lunch. The whole town is flippin out over the crappy chokers and AG leaving the padres…What a awesome DAY!

    ++++++++++++==

    Me too Bruh..started listening to those 2 clowns scott and hillbilly ray….Then that idiot hack…Just tuned out darren smith whom i think is a turncoat raider fan… Enjoying every minute of it….

  • M Lonetree

    DT42,

    Al hasn’t paid Shanarat either…but the Donkeys yet do…and the DC Fiascos do.hahahahahahaha

  • Raider Al from Atlanta

    If the Raiders make the playoffs. Tom Cable is the NFL Coach of the Year. Go Raiders, Just Win Baby!!!!!!!!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Thec07,

    Chiefs have 18 sacks to our 34, however they have 48 QB hits to our 50.

    They are averaging about 25 yards more per game rushing, even though they have the #4 ranked QB and we have the #29 ranked.

    If we had Matt Cassell, he would have about half as many sacks and waaaaaaay more rushing yards per game.

  • DT42

    M Lonetree

    good day to be a Raider. GREAT DAY TO BE AL DAVIS.

  • Thec07

    Chiefs have 18 sacks to our 34, however they have 48 QB hits to our 50.

    +++++++++++++
    Exaclty, so to that point is it cassell being elusive, or is it the Oline?

  • M Lonetree

    JustFB,

    yes, you dig on the stats. Last week, #1 O and #1 D = Dolts. And…?

  • Dirtiest Raccoon

    Thec07 Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    #1 defense just got kicked in the nutz by the NATION…

    *********

    That is T. Brayton’s job!

  • YoungAmerican

    I was kind of hoping McRib would be around for one last medieval-style beatdown at the hands of the Raiders, but oh well. We’ll always have the memories…

  • Thec07

    Bellichick coaching tree up in smoke….

  • M Lonetree

    once again

    Popgun hurt, Raiders go 4 out of 5.
    Popgun healthy, Raiders stink up the joint worse than eighteen skunks in a closet for two games.
    Popgun disabled, banished, Raiders dismantle and roll.
    Coincidence?
    Nope. JC didn’t have to look over his shoulder because OC and HC were not gonna bother him with a Popgun.
    D responded. SP responded. And Bush, who wasn’t written up as was “the return of McF”, carried the load. On Sunday, Bush = main, DMc = dessert.

  • raidermarty

    What a great win yesterday fellas! Feels so good to sweep the dolts! The poise! The balance!
    jones-drew will be a load Sunday- we’ve gotta find a way to win one of these east coast games…
    RAIDERS 17 jaguars 13

  • Just Fire Baby

    JustFB,

    yes, you dig on the stats. Last week, #1 O and #1 D = Dolts. And…?

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

    Awful ST’s.

    Did them no favors yesterday, and single-handely cost them the Seattle game and our first game against them.

  • Guy

    The coaches also throw a lot more when Gradkowski is in the game. I think JC is the better approach for the team.

  • Just Fire Baby

    There was the debate last night over the Murphy-Campbell near TD.

    I thought both could have done a better job, but Cable said that Campbell said it was a bad pass.

  • McRaider5150

    Thec07 Says:
    Chiefs have 18 sacks to our 34, however they have 48 QB hits to our 50.

    +++++++++++++
    Exaclty, so to that point is it cassell being elusive, or is it the Oline?

    ————————-
    It’s because they have Bowe and they also have their WR running shorter routes so he can get the ball out quicker. They also don’t give up on the rushing game the way we do.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Exaclty, so to that point is it cassell being elusive, or is it the Oline?

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

    It’s Cassell being decisive with the ball, in his 3rd system in 3 years no less.

  • Thec07

    campbell did miss a td to Ford yesterday…

  • M Lonetree

    Guy,

    the Polish Popgun can now amble on to somewhere else. He had one HOF-worthy fourth quarter against the Pitts for which I am thankful to have watched.
    Quoth the raven, “Nevermore”.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    Poole giving the Riads some love:
    “when Oakland and its fans drove San Diego and its fans out of their own house”.

  • Thec07

    Mike singletary your up….

  • No Mas Diamante

    Thec @#66 Agreed. KC has assembled a potent coaching staff and it shows. However, we beat them once and we will do it again.

  • No Mas Diamante

    Coaches don’t suit up…

  • inonewordraider

    Coming into the season we had a couple areas of weakness

    oline= solid
    stopping the run = forget the stats, the run is stopped
    DMAC = top 5 back
    Lb’s in coverage = hasn’t been an issue, could improve
    free safety = Huff is solid
    Routt = solid
    KOR/PR = solid
    passing O = biggest weakness but with Campbells progression, ZMiller getting healthier, Ford and Reece’s emergence, if Schilens can stay healthy and be effective we could wreak some havoc

  • 100PercentRaider

    Too bad McDaniels is gone, he did alot of good things for the Raiders. Hillis for Quinn, drafting Tebow and Thomas when they could have had Dez Bryant, getting rid of Marshall and Cutler.
    Congratulations Raiders, not only are you no longer the most dysfunctional team in the NFL, you arent even the most dysfunctional in your own division.

  • Thec07

    No Mas Diamante Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    Thec @#66 Agreed. KC has assembled a potent coaching staff and it shows. However, we beat them once and we will do it again.

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

    Oh dont get it twisted Bruh…Not saying we cant beat them…That game we should have blown them out, we will get a chance to do so for all the marbles week 17… I was just responding to a comment…

    F the cooks….

  • 100PercentRaider

    Broncos are trying to fire McDaniels for cause…maybe Bowlen should call Al for some tips lol

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    Kiffin to coach the Donkeys?

    why not, his time line says its about time to find a new Job…

  • Thec07

    LMN, what up Bruh? Naw kiffin is going to get run out of USC as he is a fraud….That USC thing was all norm chow…

  • RaiderRetribution

    KC irrelevant this week

    all that matters is that the Raiders go hunting for some jaguar meat!

    Raiders front seven played stout run defense in the clutch, once MR. Houston made that solid tackle for a two yard loss on 4th and 1, it was all over; the defense even held when Mr. McFadden tried to do too much right before the half and fumbled, the defense had his back and shut down the Chargers offense; Darren reciprocated in the 4th quarter, when the Chargers were mounting a comeback, Darren ran over the Chargers defense and would not be denied the endzone to take a commanding 28-13.

  • RaiderRetribution

    21 leads to 23rd up from 28th!

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    # 100PercentRaider Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Broncos are trying to fire McDaniels for cause…maybe Bowlen should call Al for some tips lol
    _________________________________

    “Get a ovah-head prujectuh…”

  • nycraiders

    Gruden better not be on the sidelines for the donkeys next year