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By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 10:21 am in Oakland Raiders.

Defensive tackle Richard Seymour was absent Thursday while running back Darren McFadden and tackle Langston Walker were going through the walkthrough portion of practice as if they would participate.

That’s what happened Wednesday as well, although McFadden (toe/ankle) and Walker (concussion) were listed as having not particpated.

Coach Tom Cable said Wednesday Seymour’s status probably wouldn’t be determined until Friday or Saturday.

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  • PurpleDrank81

    1ST

  • PurpleDrank81

    I really dont think we should get rid of Cable.

  • RaiderRockstar

    we need Seymour!

    John Henderson is great for 20 snaps, but any more than that and he’s flat out GASSED with only Desmond Bryant left in the rotation

    and Houston inside means Jarvis Moss outside (puke)

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

    I really think we should get rid of Cable….as long as the replacement isn’t Art Shell, Rob Ryan, Joe Bugel or Mike White….or Sanjay Lal

  • RaiderRockstar

    I really dont think we should get rid of Cable

    ***

    if we do, he’s going 7-9 with the Broncos and Tim Tebow with a sweep over Oakland

    Hue Jackson = 4-12 HC

  • http://www.wix.com/GGEden/ggeden GG

    RR…

    Ok. But my money is on Hue as HC, Cable let go. Especially if hue is courted by Cincinnati. Tom Cable wont be an NFL HC elsewhere.

    Look at how many coaching changes are gonna happen for 2011, and how many big names are likely to return, and how many recently let go HCs could be in the interview circuit…

    Parcells, Cowher, Gruden, Lewis, Kubiak, Garrett, Frazier, Sparano, Coughlin, Phillips, etc. Cable is not a hot commodity in that field.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Cable is the glue to this team rite now.. Every1 on that team wants Cable back. If you get rid of cable you have players starting to lose faith.

  • PurpleDrank81

    No1 is going to be able to put up with Al Davis like Cable does… The worst thing to do is to get rid of Cable

  • http://www.wix.com/GGEden/ggeden GG

    …Fox, Harbaugh (to add a couple more).

  • http://www.wix.com/GGEden/ggeden GG

    …Fisher, McDaniels (to add even more)

  • http://atm Raider O

    We should keep Hue, replace Marshall, and try to upgrade the HC position. If there are no better options than Cable, then we should keep him.

    Great options:
    1- Harbaugh
    2- Gruden
    3- Sparano (if he gets fired)

    Good Options:
    1- Del Rio
    2- Frazier
    3- M Lewis
    4- Kubiac

  • http://atm Raider O

    Fisher wants more control than Gruden, so there is no way he works with Al.

  • Sir Dennis Eeatin-Hog

    Does anyone know what alternate level DMAC was given for the Pro Bowl? I know Jerry-mac reported it was not disclosed. I know that Peyton Hillis is the second alternate for AFC RB.

    From all accounts, JD will miss his second consecutive game due to a knee injury, and it is ebing reported that he will need off-season surgery on the knee. Now, he very well may be able to play ing the Pro Bowl before surgery, but maybe not.

    I’m hoping DMAC is the first alternate, because he’d have a good shot at playing in the Pro Bowl. My guess is CJ is the first alternate, Hillis second, and DMAC third with Mendenhall and Ray Rice 4th and 5th.

  • PurpleDrank81

    I’d love Harbaugh but besides that theres no other coach that would really work with Al Davis

  • RaiderDebo

    Raiders at Chiefs

    Florio’s take:  Anyone who thinks this game is meaningless doesn’t understand the depth of the rivalry between the franchises.  The Chiefs need to maintain momentum, and they’d love to atone for close loss in Oakland from earlier in the year.  The Raiders are on their way, but they’re not yet ready to win at Arrowhead.

    Florio’s pick:  Chiefs 20, Raiders 13.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Has this dumbfk ever watched a Raider-Chiefs game? Jamarcus kicked KC’s ass at Arrowhed the last two years. And Culpepper beat them there in 2007. THREE STRAIGHT FLORIO!

  • http://atm Raider O

    McDaniels is a good OC but he is not a HC.

    He traded his best QB and WR, and drafted a QB & WR in the 1st RD!?!? No thank you!

  • edward teach

    I know there’s talk out there about Hue Jackson being a HC candidate, but I just don’t see it. He’s been an offensive coordinator with playcalling responsibilities for one year in the NFL. That’s it. He didn’t call plays in Washington, nor did he call plays in Atlanta. Teams evaluating him are going to look at that, as well as the uneven performances by the offense this year and the way the QB situation was handled.

    He’s made it clear that he wants to be a HC someday, and I understand that people will look at stats and say that we should worry that it may happen right away. I for one don’t think he has the track record yet to be a serious candidate for any HC job and don’t think he’s going anywhere just yet. Cable has gotten the team to play hard, Hue has gotten the offense on the right track and hopefully we can build on that if there is a season next year. Personally, I would be more concerned about the defense this offseason than anything else.

  • YoungAmerican

    I’d love to see Al offer a huge HC contract to Harbaugh just to keep him from going to the 49ers.

    I don’t think Harbaugh wants this job, though.

  • http://atm Raider O

    I hope KC or SD will hire McDaniels as their HC. He will trade Rivers and Gates, or he can trade Matt and Bowe.

  • YoungAmerican

    Marvin Lewis would be a nice fit for DC, but something tells me he’ll have a lot of better offers on the table. If not HC jobs, then a DC job that pays better.

  • YoungAmerican

    Del Rio would also be a great HC/DC option, but chances are he’ll stick in Jacksonville.

    I’d love to see John Fox as DC, but he’s not exactly falling all over himself trying to get back to Oakland…

  • edward teach

    Florio is absolutely right about the Chiefs being up for this game. They want to let it be known that they are AFC West champions, and as a young team going to the playoffs for the first time in a long while are going to need to go in feeling good about their team.

    Anyone that thinks KC is going to lay down at home for the Raiders is in for a very rude awakening.

  • http://atm Raider O

    I agree ET. He needs to improve his resume.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Kinda slow today

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

    “There is a firm belief among NFL insiders — and some folks at Stanford — that Baalke will be able to deliver Jim Harbaugh to be the 49ers’ head coach,” Maiocco writes.
    Harbaugh coaches his final game for Stanford on January 3, and there is speculation that the 49ers will move quickly to hire him. Our pals at CFT write that Harbaugh won’t talk about possible NFL jobs in the buildup to the Orange Bowl. But he didn’t deny interest.

    “I don’t want to put a timeline on it,” Harbaugh said when asked about making a decision about his future.

    ESPN’s John Clayton believes the 49ers fired Mike Singletary after Week 16 in part to get a headstart on pursuing Harbaugh.

  • PurpleDrank81
  • PurpleDrank81

    Whats up KK

  • PurpleDrank81

    The 5 Kids from Ohio State are not declaring for the draft.

  • SnB Production

    A new coach WON’T be able to choose his staff. So no coach that has options is going to pick Oakland.

    A new coach would have to work with Al Davis and his significant input on roster, scheme etc…..So no coach that has options is going to pick Oakland.

    A new coach would want to be paid. Al Davis generally underpays coaches relative to the market.

    Tom Cable is the best coach for Oakland because of the way Al Davis runs the team. Hue Jackson would be a good candidate because he’s been in the system for a year.

    Otherwise, talk of Harbaugh or any well-regarded candidate is just idle talk..

  • PurpleDrank81

    Very true SNB….. Im hoping Al decides he wants a new DC

  • SnB Production

    The Raiders don’t deserve to be picked to win in all of their games. They are so up and down and inconsistent each week, how can an unbiased person just pick the Raiders in a prediction

  • PurpleDrank81

    I like it when were not picked to win because then we usually do win…Everytime were the favorite in a game we get steam rolled

  • SnB Production

    PurpleDrank81,

    Exactly, you just said it all

    “Im hoping AL DECIDES he wants a new DC”

  • Raider 510

    Cable needs to go? What is that based on? A quarterback can take a coach a long way. Look at the playoff teams and tell me what good coach has just an average quarterback….Rex Ryan and Todd Haley, that’s it. Jets are in cause of their defense, run game, and taking care of the football, and the same can be said about the chiefs. Give Campbell another year, Marshall can be upgraded, but the Cable talks are ridiculous.

  • SharkCatcher

    we really cant make a call on cable till the final game. that’s when we start the Poll for a new coach..then the draft …then our regural season record…

  • DKnight007

    25.KoolKell Says:
    December 30th, 2010 at 11:03 am
    “There is a firm belief among NFL insiders — and some folks at Stanford — that Baalke will be able to deliver Jim Harbaugh to be the 49ers’ head coach,” Maiocco writes.
    Harbaugh coaches his final game for Stanford on January 3, and there is speculation that the 49ers will move quickly to hire him. Our pals at CFT write that Harbaugh won’t talk about possible NFL jobs in the buildup to the Orange Bowl. But he didn’t deny interest.

    “I don’t want to put a timeline on it,” Harbaugh said when asked about making a decision about his future.

    ESPN’s John Clayton believes the 49ers fired Mike Singletary after Week 16 in part to get a headstart on pursuing Harbaugh.

    ^^^^^^^
    We’ll see if Harbaugh wants to go and take over that mess in SF.

    They will have to give him plenty of money and a good QB.

    He might like the situation because he may think he can compete right away in the crappy NFC West also.

    I don’t see Harbaugh going to Niners though….especially if Luck stays at Stanford.

    Harbaugh may want to wait a year for the collective bargaining agreement issues to be resloved with the NFL first before jumping to the pros also

  • BigLefty

    RockStar right on

    I think Q Groves has been a terrible addition too. He is still completely lost out there even after 15 games

    WLB with a grand total of 36 tackles The LB that we all thought was afraid of contact (T. Howard) had 79 tackles last year. Over 2 times as many

    How about this stat for our great LB trio

    McClain, Groves and Wimbley all year 1 FORCED FUMBLE & 1 PICK

    Check this out: Ricky Brown and Jon Condo 3 FORCED FUMBLES and 0 Picks

    How about them apples

  • PurpleDrank81

    It’s the truth.. We have a couple ppl in hear saying fire cable and pick up a new coach with a nice winnig recored but they dont realize no coach like that will ever coach for the raiders. Even if we do hire a DC though it’s still going to be the same kind of defense with a couple different variations of stuff

  • DKnight007

    37.BigLefty Says:
    December 30th, 2010 at 11:20 am
    RockStar right on

    I think Q Groves has been a terrible addition too. He is still completely lost out there even after 15 games

    WLB with a grand total of 36 tackles The LB that we all thought was afraid of contact (T. Howard) had 79 tackles last year. Over 2 times as many

    How about this stat for our great LB trio

    McClain, Groves and Wimbley all year 1 FORCED FUMBLE & 1 PICK

    Check this out: Ricky Brown and Jon Condo 3 FORCED FUMBLES and 0 Picks

    How about them apples

    ^^^^^^^^
    Marshall doesn’t use his skill LB’s the right way.

    How many INT’s do you expect from a LB anyway?

  • SharkCatcher

    the way I feel today.. try to keep the coaching staff in tact, resign who we really need ( routt- gallery) get another gem draft pick and be ready to knock heads next year –PLAYOFFS OR BUST…

    ps does anybody know which divison we play next year?

  • The Judge

    Yes, I do realize that this is not a classrooom.

    The rule is that you use a before words that start with a consonant sound and an before words that start with a vowel sound.

    Thank you all and have AN awesome day and A Happy New Year!!!

    See above for AN example

  • DKnight007

    38.PurpleDrank81 Says:
    December 30th, 2010 at 11:21 am
    It’s the truth.. We have a couple ppl in hear saying fire cable and pick up a new coach with a nice winnig recored but they dont realize no coach like that will ever coach for the raiders. Even if we do hire a DC though it’s still going to be the same kind of defense with a couple different variations of stuff

    ^^^^^^^^
    If Hue Jackson tells the old man, he wants to leave for a HC job, then the old man needs to tell Hue that he will get rid of Cable and hire him as the new HC instead.

    Hue will get rid of some of the dead weight coaches on staff also like Lal, and maybe even Fassel and he may even hire a new D-Coordinator as an upgrade to Marshall.

  • PurpleDrank81

    I think its the NFC NORTH

  • PurpleDrank81

    Hue wont have any say in what coaches he wants to get rid of or what coaches he wants.

  • DKnight007

    We shall see if Harbaugh wants to go and take over that mess in SF.

    They will have to give him plenty of money and a good QB. He can compete for a College Title next year potentially if Luck stays.

    He might like the situation with the Niners because he may think he can compete right away in the crappy NFC West though.

    I don’t see Harbaugh going to Niners however. Especially if Luck stays at Stanford.

    Harbaugh may want to wait a year for the collective bargaining agreement issues to be resloved with the NFL first before jumping to the pros also!

  • SnB Production

    There is no call to make on Cable.

    Cable is the perfect head coach for THIS team. He’s the motivator, rah-rah, semi-discipline guy.

    He’s not X’s and O’s and he know where he stands in this organization.

    The Owner picks the coordinators…LOL..most head coaches are not going to tolerate that. At least let the HC pick ONE coordinator…and the Special Teams guy doesn’t count

  • HayesDaze37

    It’s a great day to be a Raiders fan. Isn’t it?

    Raider O Says:
    We should keep Hue, replace Marshall, and try to upgrade the HC position. If there are no better options than Cable, then we should keep him.

    Great options:
    1- Harbaugh
    2- Gruden
    3- Sparano (if he gets fired)

    Good Options:
    1- Del Rio
    2- Frazier
    3- M Lewis
    4- Kubiac

    ————————

    O, my bearded friend — It’s easy to TALK about replacing coaches with others, but it’s a lot harder replacing them with better options than people want to admit. Half of the coaches you mention are terrible ideas, and there are some disastrous HC examples among them.

    M Lewis as HC of the Raiders?? Gag.
    Harbaugh?? Ask Pete Carroll how the NFL compares to NCAA.
    Sparano?? Seems to be cut from the same coaching cloth as Cable…

    Marshall had a few shortcomings this year…and HueJax had a few…and Cable had a few. From all appearances, it would seem that Cable’s shortcomings were less obvious than the other guys’ this season. Also, it’s obvious the players responded quite well to the approaches all three men took to coaching the team this year.

    There is a definite vibe in Alameda…not Tom Cable’s vibe, but a TEAM vibe. When a deflated team, eliminated from the Playoffs, still talks about Pride and optimism and taking the next big step…instead of despair and blame and backstabbing…there’s a lot to be said about that team’s COLLECTIVE character.

    The Raiders actually believe they can win games again. The 2010 Raiders are battlers to the end, and as long as they can get a season’s worth out of a single, proficient QB, the 2011 Raiders will be in the Playoffs (if there are any).

    THE BEST OPTION AT HEAD COACH FOR THE 2011 RAIDERS IS ALREADY THEIR HEAD COACH.

  • DKnight007

    44.PurpleDrank81 Says:
    December 30th, 2010 at 11:26 am
    Hue wont have any say in what coaches he wants to get rid of or what coaches he wants.

    ^^^^^^^
    I think he will have the same amount as Cable, if not more.

    He will tell the old man Al, that’s what he needs to stay as HC here at least.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Cable as no say and neither would Hue or Cowher or Harbaugh or Gruden….This is AL’s Team and the coach is the babysitter…. Good thing for us is Cable is Uncle Buck

  • JB

    Was thinking Wade Phillips might be a good DC candidate but looks like he’ll be offered that role with the Texans. I suspect he’d prefer to stay in Texas.