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Could be a sloppy track Sunday

Local television weather reports are forecasting a “major weather event” for the weekend.

Apparently it could rain hard Friday and Saturday and in to Sunday, meaning the Broncos-Raiders game could be played in the most slop since the 2002 season finale against Kansas City.

A few things worth noting:

– Might be a better rushing day for Michael Bush than Darren McFadden, considering McFadden has likely played on mostly artificial surfaces as a Southeastern Conference star. Bush is more nimble than he looks, but might better play the role of the heavy-footed plodder.

– A slightly wet field is good for the passing game since the receivers know where they’re going and defenders are reacting. If it’s really bad, it might mean a heavy dose of Tim Tebow as a running quarterback. Interim coach Eric Studesville has already committed to Kyle Orton as the starter against Oakland.

– A forecast of heavy rain makes it a virtual slam dunk there will be no local television (although that dunk probably has already been slammed).

– Regardless of how the weather changes strategies, it shouldn’t have much of an effect on the end result. The Broncos have been off-the-charts awful for the last two weeks and I’m guessing the Raiders will be suitably angered by the one that just got away.

– Loved an honest response by Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio, who told Jaguars beat writers about Mike Mitchell’s extra-curricular activities with Kasim Osgood, but when asked if that was exactly the kind of football he would have cheered as a Raiders fan in his youth, said, “That’s very true. I’ve been a player and had that stuff happen. So I understand that stuff.”

Osgood is one of the league’s better special teams players, and one of the real treats about watching a game in person is watching how players of his caliber are attacked on special teams.

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  • RaiderRockstar

    Jackson 2 DUI arrests mean he’ll be suspended for an entire year next time he gets in trouble.

    ***

    Minnesota seems pretty content with Jared Allen at DE!

    he was traded there from KC under the same circumstances and immediately sold his bar in Kansas City (and grew a mullet)

  • J Hill

    please don’t mention Barnes or Henderson for the RT spot!

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    LOL!

    Sorry, but you know I think my boy Barnes should be starting at RT.

    I’ll take Walker at RG and Barnes at RT right now ALL DAY LONG!

  • McRaider5150

    DMAC Says:
    I’ll take a Sidney Rice all day over V.Jax
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    Rice won’t be a free agent will he??

  • BigLefty

    Jared Allen grew big horse teeth too!

  • RaiderWill

    The whole O line with the exception of Gallery & Valdheer needs to go packing along with the CABLE. This Cable expirement has gone for way too long.

  • Nnamdi21

    395. For whatever reasons, the Raiders don’t seem to like him or use him very much.

    This is a contract year and he’s shown flashes of what he can do.

    Pass blocking has improved immensely

  • DMAC

    # YoungAmerican Says:
    December 15th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I thought Rice wasn’t a free agent until 2012?
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    Rice won’t be a free agent will he??
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    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_relatednews.aspx?sport=nfl&id=4188

  • SilverNBlackPA

    According to Vittorio Tafur on Twitter, the Bills have signed Kellen Heard off Oakland’s practice squad.

    Not really a big deal, but there’s some news

  • Nnamdi21

    401. This ones for KK. Yeah, but Allen’s white…:)

  • Nnamdi21

    408. Kind of a big deal. I like Kellen. Got a bad rep for mangling Colt but again, kinda liked that.

    Could’ve been a Raider maybe.

    Oh well…I do think we need DT depth. Seymour’s not going to play forver.

  • ohioraider

    Al gonna have sloppy Depends on Sunday too. Amy gonna be miserable!

  • RaiderRockstar

    I’ll take Walker at RG and Barnes at RT right now ALL DAY LONG!

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    RG’s in the zbs are required to pull a lot, aren’t they?

    Big Langston is 6’8″ 365 lbs!

    can you imagine DMAC waiting 5 seconds for him to move his fat butt and open up a hole for him?

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Also, Raiders sign DT David Howard, a 7th round pick of the Titans this year who apparently didn’t make the team, to replace Heard on the practice squad.

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!

  • tzook

    I have criticized JC too, but heres an interesting fact. Dating back to his days at Auburn he has changed offenses 9 times in the last 10 years. I say give him a few seasons with Hue unless a rare rookie or a far better veteran comes available.

    Zook

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