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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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  • DKnight007

    HayesDaze37 Says:
    December 30th, 2010 at 11:27 am

    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.

    ^^^^^^^
    Agreed.

    If Harbaugh or Gruden can’t be had here in Oakland, and if Hue says he wants to bolt for a head coaching gig, then old man Al needs to say adios to Cable and hire Hue as Head Coach.

    Then Hue should try and upgrade the D-Coordinator position. John Fox would be a good fit.

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

    The Jets should have been the model for the Raiders this year.

    But Al Davis won’t allow it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/copenhagenguns Copenhagen_Fan

    Hayes good post. I think Cable has done what he said he would do. He said he would get the team into a new mode and change the attitude. He has done that and has started winning. He said we would be in contention for the playoffs and we were. We had some tough breaks and missed opportunities, but the team played harder than they have since I can recall.

    What we need is continuity. This is why most of us have been critical of Al. No team feeling and no coach who the team played for and held his ground with both Al, the players and “stayed the course”. This is what we need to do here.

    We need to retain Hue and Cable ….they need to finish the job.

    Get a new DC because Marshall has done nothing.

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

    If I’m not mistaken, Raider players all plead for Joe Bugel to continue as well. Led by Tim Brown, no?

  • http://www.myspace.com/copenhagenguns Copenhagen_Fan

    More regarding a DC. It probably won’t matter too much who it is, just as long as we have somebody who is a teacher and motivator. We know we’ll be playing the same D as always. Now we just need an extra shut down CB or it will be the same crap.

  • HayesDaze37

    Those Raiders had no experience with Bugel as HC for 2+ seasons.

    THIS Raiders team is playing at a different level, and has a more mature outlook on things.

    Tim Brown? He just wanted to be spoiled. C’mon, KK.

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

    I’m just sayin!

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

    Critical fans need to realize that the Raiders are unique. They’re not run like other teams. The Raiders don’t go out and try to win Super Bowls. It’s not their thing. They have a system that they believe in, no matter what the results, and they find the players to fit that system, and a coach who can motivate those players. If said players and coaches fail, they’ll be replaced, but the system won’t. Coaches are typically the first to be replaced. It’s the Raiders’ system, and it’s going to be that way until Al dies.

  • http://www.myspace.com/copenhagenguns Copenhagen_Fan

    KOOL. Cable did what he said he was going to do. Looks like the players are committed to him and are putting in the effort.

    Looks like Cable can deal with Al. Looks like Cable has us all talking playoffs instead of turmoil.

    He (and Hue) made mistakes with the QB situation, but we learned that Jason is the man for now.

    This team needs to stay on track and avoid sinking back into turmoil and negativity.

    If they like Cable and play hard for him and Hue has the O under control then we are going in the right direction.

  • JB

    JohnFox has history with the Raiders and might very well be a good choice for DC. If nothing else he could be of help to TC.

  • http://www.myspace.com/copenhagenguns Copenhagen_Fan

    John Fox was good with us..

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

    # HayesDaze37 Says:
    December 30th, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Tim Brown? He just wanted to be spoiled. C’mon, KK.

    ………………

    What a surprise, another Raider fan dissing a Raiders’ all time leader, in this case all time receiving leader. You’d think a fan base of a team that prides itself on passing would have a little more praise for the franchise’s all time leading receiver. I’m a Raider fan and I like most Raider fans, but some of you have this bizarre knack to throw great Raider players and coaches of the past under the buss. I never got it.

  • HayesDaze37

    JMarshall is doing a fine job right where he is. What mistakes he made this year in play-calling/schemes are all fixable.

    Marshall’s got the keys to a theoretical “supercar” — and they tend to run a little rough sometimes…but when they purr, they roar. This Raiders Defense could be one of the best Defenses we’ve ever had…as early as next year.

    Now is not the time to shake loose of Marshall, or change the DC’s approach. He’s just figuring out how to use all the tools at his disposal…and it’s only going to get better as this young D matures.

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

    I don’t know if it’s wise to give Al and Cable more credit for our improvement this year than Ford and McFadden. I’d give the Raiders management credit for acquiring them, but that’s about as far as it goes. Truth is, we improved this year with big plays out of those 2, not Cable.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Tim Brown is the Man

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

    Nnamdi 2009:

    “We’re a team that chooses to be who we are regardless of who we’re playing against and regardless of the matchups or the things that the other team is going to present,” Asomugha said
    —————————————
    I guess that’s why they didn’t run the ball against the Colts.

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

    If I were hired as GM of the Raiders today, I’d fire everyone, and cut every player except for:

    Ford
    McFadden
    Zach Miller
    Nnamdi Asomugha

    I’d rebuild from there. 3 year plan to win the Super Bowl, with those 4 being the backbone and building block of my franchise. I’d have a trophy in 3 years, guaranteed. Screw this “oooh, we’re going to go 9-7″ crap.

  • PurpleDrank81

    RMR UR MY IDOL……

    But I’d Defintley have to keep Sho-Nasty

  • BigLefty

    39: DKnight007 Says:
    December 30th, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I still searching for the “skill” part of them

  • HayesDaze37

    MR — Chase that tail yourself.

    Tim Brown was a great player, and an all-time Raiders great. He was also quite a diva when he wanted to be…like when he named himself “Mr. Raider.”

    Nobody threw TB81 under the bus…I just stated the obvious when I said he wanted to be spoiled. That did nothing to disparage his accomplishments as a receiver or player.

    Find another “argument” with somebody else, MR, your broken records have all been played out with me.

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

    Nnamdi 2009:

    “We’re a team that chooses to be who we are regardless of who we’re playing against and regardless of the matchups or the things that the other team is going to present,” Asomugha said. “We’ve got one way of doing it and that’s what we do, and teams can get us into some tough situations.

    “That stuff can happen in Week 16 if you’re not adjusting and you’re not adapting to who you’re playing against.”
    ———————————-
    All Pro & Prophet!

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

    Hayez, I just find it bizarre that so many Raider fans throw all time franchise leaders and great former coaches under the buss like they were nothing. I’ll never get it. But go ahead, keep insulting the team’s all time leading receiver, “fan”.

  • GoodOle00

    67.Reality isn’t Madden franchise mode. DMC has a serious injury history in his short career. Miller’s productivity and blocking have taken a step backward. We’ll have to see about Nnamdi after the CBA and how his ankle heals.

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

    RMR

    It’s funny

    Marcus Allen
    Tim Brown
    Rich Gannon

    ALL PERSONA NON GRATA in Raiderville. Go figure.

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

    Marcus Allen 1996

    Says Allen, who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent in 1993, “I always felt we had the best personnel in football, but the best personnel wasn’t always on the field. We had to win a certain way or no way. Sometimes we sacrificed winning for a philosophy—or one man’s philosophy.”
    ————————————
    Is that why we went pass happy against Indy?

  • PurpleDrank81

    I love Tim Brown with a passion. I remember being alil fat kid running around acting like I was Tim Brown when I was more Chester Mcglockton LMAO

  • GoodOle00

    Lack of WR production will likely continue next year if the Raiders don’t add.

    Bey may or may not achieve greatness, Murphy’s too inconsistent to say he’ll stick, Schilens could but he’s never healed from that College foot injury and Ford may lose field time at WR if he’s KR and PR next year like Cable aluded to.

  • HayesDaze37

    Keeping only 4 players, starting fresh, and having a championship trophy in 3 years??

    Now we know for sure what a daily diet of Cheezy-Poofs, along with 1-gallon supertankers of diet cola, will do to a man’s brain while surfing the net from his mother’s basement.

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

    And then you have these guys who bash our best players of modern day, like GoodOle’00. I don’t understand it. There’s no other team whose fans throw their best players under the bus like these guys. I really don’t understand what their agenda is. It’s so weird.

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

    Without McFadden the Raiders are 5-11 this year. But tell us how he’s not worth building a franchise around, GoodOle, because he’s “injury prone”. Sheesh.

  • GoodOle00

    73. ***k Marcus Allen. Everyone sides with him because of his obvious greatness but Allen f’ed us over.

    Davis offered to make him the highest paid guy ever and he threw it in his face.

    The guy was awesome but he knew and with his selfish California attitude he put himself above the team.

    NOT to say Davis didn’t act like a f’in baby but in the end its Al’s world.

  • GoodOle00

    79. Saying McFadden has an injury history is fact, not bashing RMR.

    Your ridiculous idea was flawed from the get.

  • Raider 510

    Ha! Jacoby and McFadden get the credit and not the coaches, yea that’s a good one RMR. So according to your GM theory, with your foundation players, and no quarterback who really cares about you? What did you even do, watch tape, scout, and then draft them? Big deal.

  • HayesDaze37

    Agenda…like how you state the same flammatory BS over and over (like right now with the “under the bus” BS…just to get a rise from somebody, to justify your existence here?

    Your agenda is what, then? Not the Raiders, the players, the coaches, the organization…what??

    Oh, yeah…your agenda is…YOU. Without this blog, and the people who give you any attention at all, you’d be completely lost. I’ve got stuff to do, lonesome….find someone else to play tag with.

  • GoodOle00

    80. Didn’t say he wasn’t worth building franchise around just thought the idea of firing all but four players and all the coaches for a guy who’s had one year without injury..OH WAIT…

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

    Wow. Look at the Raider fans just tear our greatest players apart today. Friends like these…huh?

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

    NOT to say Davis didn’t act like a f’in baby but in the end its Al’s world.
    ————————————–
    Exactly, otherwise the Raiders’s would be 9-5 right now.

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

    No Quarterback? Uh, I think I would draft one. We don’t have a QB so we’d have to start from scratch anyway. Did you guys even understand that comment? I meant I would keep those 4 players, and REPLACE the rest, not take the field with 4 actual players. LOL. You guys can’t be that stupid.

  • SnB Production

    I don’t think Tom Cable is all that good of a coach. Or at least this year.

    This team was grossly unprepared before key games and the bye week was a disgrace.

    The team gets outcoached and outschemed.

    But despite all that..he’s the best coach for this team

  • HayesDaze37

    Marcus Allen’s biggest problem with the Raiders?? One Vincent “Bo” Jackson.

    Even before Marcus Allen told the Raiders to F-off, he told the Raiders to F’-off. Why should any Raiders fan give a shot about Marcus? He’s a farging Chief.

  • Raider 510

    Right you would draft a rookie quarterback with 48 other rookies and hope and pray (because coaches are nothing in your world) each and every one is a star.

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

    Hayez, as far as I know your agenda today is to bash the Raiders all time leading receiver. When you consider Tim Brown’s numbers, it’s arguable that without him, we would have been 4-12 in ’94, ’95 and ’96, as well as ’97. Tim Brown was our safe place in those mediocre years. A go to receiver if there ever was one, one of the best possession receivers to play the game. But keep bashing him. It says a lot about what kind of fan you are.

  • GoodOle00

    88. You’re the only one who took it to mean you’d only have 4 guys take the field no one else. Its clear you are a special needs person or simply desperate for some kind of human contact other than from your care provider.

    Either way take care, enjoy the day and go Raiders.

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

    Marcus Allen was a great running back before Bo Jackson and after Bo Jackson. Marcus is in the hall of fame, Bo isn’t, and will never be. Marcus Allen is arguably the best player in NFL history to have in your backfield on 3rd and short, and that’s been said by several coaches and players. The only people who don’t like Marcus Allen are these same Raider fans who are always bashing former Raider greats. What a bizarre bunch.

  • HayesDaze37

    MR proving he’s as immature as we already know he is…

    …in his kindergarten world, he keeps 4 players, and simply “replaces” +/-50 players.

    Where do these players come from? Do we get 7 picks per round in the next draft? Do we get to raid other teams for talent? Even if we had 7 picks per round in 2011, those rookies would transform into world-beaters in 3 years?

    Amazingly childish statements…from an amazingly immature know-it-all troll hater.

  • HayesDaze37

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

  • DKnight007

    72.The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    December 30th, 2010 at 11:55 am
    Hayez, I just find it bizarre that so many Raider fans throw all time franchise leaders and great former coaches under the buss like they were nothing. I’ll never get it. But go ahead, keep insulting the team’s all time leading receiver, “fan”.

    ^^^^^^^
    Yeah, they are weirdos, trolls or Niner fans posing as Raider fans. LOL

  • PurpleDrank81

    Always a great day to be a Raider fan

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

    Anybody who was around, knows Marcus Allen carried the Raiders for years, with style.

    Despite:

    Mark Wislon
    Jay Schroeder
    Jim Plunkett

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

    If it’s a great day to be a Raider fan, Hayez, show some love for some of these great Raider players of the past who’ve contributed heavily to that all time franchise record you guys love to boast about. Without Tim Brown and Marcus Allen, believe me, it wouldn’t be a great day to be a Raider fan. It’s likely the franchise would have gone under by now.