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Cable hopeful of having all hands on deck

There’s a chance coach Tom Cable could have a full complment of players from which to choose when the Raiders play in Jacksonville Sunday.

The only players who didn’t practice were middle linebacker Rolando McClain (foot) and wide receiver Nick Miller (ankle) and both could be available, although Miller has been inactive the past two games anyway.

Asked if all injured payers could be available, Cable said, “There’s a good chance. (We) just have some questions that will be answered Sunday morning.”

Players who were limited at practice were WR Chaz Schilens (foot, knee), CB Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle), SS Tyvon Branch (shoulder), CB Chris Johnson, DT John Hendeson (foot) and FS Hiram Eugene (ribs). All were listed as questionable.

Branch and Asomugha have been hobbled for two weeks now, and there’s no reason to think they’re any worse now than last week when they played against San Diego. With Johnson’s return, Cable said the team will determine how to deploy nickel and dime defensive packages when they determine the health of players Sunday.

“You’ve still got (Johnson) and Branch and Nnamdi kind of gimping around,” Cable said.

The good news is that tight end Zach Miller was listed as having participated fully and is probable. Miller has just eight receptions and one touchdown since Oct. 24, and his re-emergence in the passing game would be big in what figures to be a deliberate, conservative battle for first downs against teams with similar philosophies.

Here’s how Cable described the Jacksonville offense, which as noted in an earlier post has just nine three-and-out sequences all season.

“Very, very, very methodical. They don’t take a lot of chances,” Cable said. “You’re going to see them be similar to us in that it’s run and it’s run and it’s run and it’s play action and dump this and screen this, very methodical.”

More to come later . . .

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    Have a weekend all!

  • SilverNBlackPA

    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    December 10th, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    DHB will have 2 catches for 18 yards on sunday

    +++++++

    Optimist.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I want to name him Lamont so I can scream out the back door “C’MERE YOU BIG DUMMY!”

    ***

    how about Jimmy or J.C. ?

    maybe Russell?

  • RaiderRockstar

    If he’s a Republican he’ll try to proposition other male dogs at the dog park.

    ***

    so in other words, he’ll take after his owner?

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

    If Campbell can complete 40% of the 60 or so passes he throws, we have a chance.

  • PurpleDrank81

    10….U kno it man…Its bad when I have more faith in Khalif Barnes scoring a touchdown then DHB rite now

  • PurpleDrank81

    ****104

  • RaiderRockstar

    MR, you don’t even know what 40% of 60 is … so pipe down!

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

    RRS, I don’t blame you for thinking that a lot of Raider fans are guy, but I doubt it in BSJ’s case.

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

    LOL. My typos are killing me. I’m illiterate. 111 is a fail.

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

    # RaiderRockstar Says:
    December 10th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    MR, you don’t even know what 40% of 60 is … so pipe down!

    ………….

    I don’t need to know. Jesus will answer it for me. That’s what Republicans have been telling us for the past decade. Being smart is for European commies.

  • Just Fire Baby

    60 pass attempts???

    I’m not sure if we will even have 60 total plays in the game.

    This game will be the first game that ends in the morning slate, that clock will be moving with all the rushing, and safe pass attempts.

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

    60 is kind of ridiculous, you’re right. It will probably be 70.

  • RaiderRockstar

    a lot of Raider fans are guy, but I doubt it in BSJ’s case

    ***

    MR,

    you think BSJ is a female?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Being smart is for European commies.

    ***

    WOW! seek help …

    LMN, you listening?

  • RaiderRockstar

    I’m not sure if we will even have 60 total plays in the game.

    This game will be the first game that ends in the morning slate, that clock will be moving with all the rushing, and safe pass attempts.

    ***

    Agreed!

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

    Rockstar, Jesus will take care of everything. Have faith. Don’t mock me for not being good at math and having poor grammar. The Lord Jesus will take care of that for me. You elitist, atheist liberals from the coasts think education is everything. You just don’t get it.

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

    I agree with him too, RRS. 60 pass attempts is pretty ridiculous. It will probably be 70.

  • LA to TheBay

    DHB is the best blocking non-catching WR on the roster!

    Get over it!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    DHB is the best blocking non-catching WR on the roster!

    ***

    on the roster?

    think larger my friend! DHB = best in the league.

    earning that Top 10 pick paycheck blocking and drawing attention away from McFadden, Bush, Ford & Zmiller 8)

    no way we’re 6-6 without DHBeast

  • LA to TheBay

    Wonder if the early practices pay off.

  • LA to TheBay

    The Raiders have had some success in recent years on trips back East, beating the Steelers 27-24 last year and ending the 2008 season with a 31-24 win at Tampa Bay.

    But since the start of the 2003 season, Oakland is just 5-17 in day games in the Eastern time zone.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Rookie Jacoby Ford, talking with reporters about being prepared regardless of his role, let it slip that he’d be the starter Sunday in place of the injured Louis Murphy.

    “I’m always preparing like I am going to be the starter, that’s what coach Darrius tells us,” Ford said. “It just so happens that I actually will be the starter this game, so it’s no different for me, preparing-wise. I’ve just got to go out there and make some plays when my number is called.”

    ***

    oh snap!

    LA,

    DHB is also Jacoby Ford’s mentor …

  • Just Fire Baby

    Always fun to re-live the high water mark years/months/weekend.

  • LA to TheBay

    At least he didn’t say Coach Al.

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

    God dammit, I came here to bait you guys and you softened me up by bringing up my Fast Break Girl, RRS. Now I’m motivated to get out of the house and do something. Thanks for reminding me I once had a life. See you guys later.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Sanjay Lal signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Rams in 1998 (zero catches) and was with the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe in 1999. (losing record)

    ***

    sweet!

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

    Jax converts on 42% OF 3rd downs
    Rai converts on 34% of 3rd downs

    The Raiders have to be efficient on 3rd downs, and efficient in the Red Zone, every week.

    http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?offensiveStatisticCategory=GAME_STATS&season=2010&seasonType=REG&d-447263-o=2&conference=ALL&tabSeq=2&role=TM&d-447263-p=1&d-447263-s=DOWN_3RD_PERCENTAGE&d-447263-n=1

  • Silver-and-black666

    3rd down efficiency comes with the ability to have a balanced attack on offense and keep the 3rd down distance short.

  • Silver-and-black666

    If you can keep the defense guessing by mixing it up you can get large gains on 1st and 2nd down

  • Just Fire Baby

    KoolKell loves himself some 3rd down conversion ratio stats!!!!!

  • Norco Bob

    Hard to believe poor souls like MR and that old fool with the Jerry curl cant seem to break free from Al Davis`s clutches,…maybe they have tried, and failed,…but clearly, they cannot live without him.

  • Norco Bob

    Maybe me and my friends like brian, and Gorilla Rilla,..and countless others are out of the loop,..maybe we are missing something,..but at the KC game,..a very exciting day filled with pre and post game tailgating,..not one fan mentioned the Raiders owner…however Im confident, without checking archives, that Al Davis was mentioned more then once, during the game, by the losers that have no life outside this blog,…and you know who you are,…hope things get better for you someday.

  • Silver-and-black666

    Gruden is not the answer Norco

  • Norco Bob

    By the way, awesome snow in South Shore,…got my parlay card in,..just a 4-spot…Mont Bleu/Cal Neva Sports Book

    SD -6.5
    Denver -4.5
    Seattle + 5.5
    Oakland +4.5

    There ya have it….I have hot 5 parlay cards this year so far.

  • Norco Bob

    Dakota,..will you ever learn your lesson?…stick to strait stats or something,..you arent funny or clever,..just the blog punching bag, and have been for years.

  • Silver-and-black666

    I heard a rumor that Donald Trump will take over the Raiders organization once the rich Arab is dead!

  • Norco Bob

    Could be worse thogh Dakota,..you could be an ugly old fool 60 years old with a 1983 Jerry curl that married a crankster dude that fooled him while they were dating by saying he was a female. Count your blessings.

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    Norco, you are so cool.

  • RaiderRockstar

    5pm in Podunk – later gents!

    have a great/safe weekend :)

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  • raiderzmaverick

    I saw some people write that they hoped that KC beats SD. Those guys must not realize that we need KC to lose in order for us to be able to get into the playoffs. After this game against SD they have two easyish games before playing us. We need to win out and have the Chiefs loose two so that we are TIED in record but we’d still win the tie breaker.

    So, though I never would “want” San Diego to win any game, it’s better for us if they do this weekend.

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  • uprforum

    Jacksonville last week ran and ran and ran and ran Maurice for 180 yards. Oakland last week at San Diego ran and ran and ran Bush and DMC for 200+ yards; the week against Pittsburgh before DMC ran for 20 yards?

    I like Oakland’s advantage of two running backs, but why was our running stopped by Pittsburgh?

    One thing I noticed about the Pittsburgh game was that in that game, DMC ran to the left side on every run, whereas in the San Diego he ran mainly up the middle. Is that why our running attack was so lousy at Pittsburgh, or was it that Pittsburgh has such a good running defense?

    In Jacksonville, something has to give–Both teams cann’t dominate and control the game by their running attacks.

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