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Raiders training camp practice highlights, notes and quotes

And on the day of the 11th practice, he spoke. He, as in seldom-quoted middle linebacker Rolando McClain.

McClain wondered what all the fuss was about as 20 or so media crowded around to hear about his weight loss, marked leap from his rookie season last year to this year and how the defense is going to fare this season.

McClain didn’t disappoint. In fact, his words matched coach Hue Jackson’s proclamation that he has no interest in McClain being a good player, he wants him to be great.

“We’re still working,” McClain said. ”We want to make a name for ourselves and be one of the great Raider defenses here, so that’s what we’re striving for right now.”

McClain is doing his part. He worked out in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with some former coaches, by hitting the weights, watching film and swimming for as long as 90 minutes per day.

“I feel like I came back a step ahead of some guys as far as being prepared, shedding a few pounds, workouts, things just to get my body ready for a season,” McClain said.

As a result, he lost 5 or 6 pounds, feels faster and is taking control of the defense. Now that he has his rookie season behind him, he is concentrating more on what the offense is doing.

“It’s a lot more of a difference,” McClain said. “When you can play fast without thinking about what you do, it gives you the ability to play fast as well as make plays, so now I’m not worried about what I do. Now I can look at the formations and think about what the offense is going to do, instead of worrying about what I’m going to do. It enables me to play a lot more fast.”

Jackson raves about McClain almost on a daily basis.

“He’s very smart, he understands the game and thinks the game,” Jackson said. “What I’m trying to get him to understand is this defense flows through him. He gets to see it all. Richard (Seymour) is the veteran, obviously, but McClain gets to see the offense. Richard’s hand is down on the ground, but this guy (McClain) needs to be the unquestioned leader of our defense, and he should be and he can be.

“That’s what I expect from him. I’m always in his ear because I know what this young man can be. He’s a really, really good football player, but I’m asking him to be great. I’m not looking for him to be good. I want No. 55 on this team to be great.”

*Veteran guard Justin Smiley decided he no longer has what it takes to grind it out every day in training camp and stand up to the rigors of a 16-game regular season. So, he walked into coach Jackson’s office Saturday, thanked him for the opportunity and called it a career after seven seasons with the 49ers, Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars.

“What a man,” Jackson said. “He came in to see me today and said, ‘Coach, I just, this is just not for me right now.’ And I respect that. The great thing about this place is, I told you, this is hard work. Everybody can’t do this. If your mind and body is not ready to do this on a daily basis, it’s tough. And he said, ‘Coach, thanks for the opportunity, but my heart’s just not in it anymore, football. So, nothing against you or the Raiders, but I just can’t do this anymore.’ And I respect that.”

 *The Raiders signed free agent wide receivers Shawn Bayes, Derek Hagan and Chad Jackson. All three were at practice. None is expected to make the 53-man roster, though.

Coincidentally, Hagan’s 85 career receptions are more than any of the Raiders wide receivers on the roster. He did that in five NFL seasons with the Giants and Miami Dolphins.

Hagan and Jackson spent some time in practice returning punts. Hagan clanked one, which is the last thing coaches want to see on your first day of practice.

“We practice pretty fast and pretty hard,” Jackson said, ”and if you only have five guys, it’s hard for those five guys to just keep taking a bunch of reps. Again, the health of our football team is very important, and we don’t want to run the other guys that are practicing in the ground, and we also don’t want to take a chance of doing something to the other guys in trying to get them back too fast. So we have to do a great job of that.”

*McClain, running back Michael Bennett and linebacker Bruce Davis returned to practice after missing a couple of days. Jackson said he expects even more of the 14 players out to return in short fashion.

*The Raiders welcomed back running back Michael Bush and welcomed into the mix for the first time tight end Kevin Boss on Saturday.

Bush practiced for the first time after he signed his one-year tender and passed a physical. Bush was eligible to report to practice as soon as Thursday. However, he said he had to “take care of business.”

“He’s in shape,” Jackson said, ”and I said the other day that we have to be very careful because I haven’t been around him enough to know what kind of shape he was in. But he felt like Michael running on the field. He was quick and fast and he looks lean to me, which is great. The guy’s worked out, he’s done a great job of getting his body prepared for football, so we’re glad to have him back.”

Bush said his agent and the Raiders had discussions about a long-term contract. Those talks are on hold right now, though it’s possible the issue will be revisted at a later date. Bush signed for $2.6 million for this season. He is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent in 2012.

The Raiders are counting upon Bush once again to be there in case lead back Darren McFadden gets injured or needs a break. Bush rushed for 655 yards last year, with McFadden setting a career-high with 1,157.

“It’s hard for a back to play 16 straight regular-season games and not get, at some point in time, nicked up,” Jackson said. “So you got to always have quality, quality players back there. And, again, our organization has done a great job of making sure that we have good players.”

Bush looked and performed like a man on a mission, ready to reassert himself as a complementary player who does what is asked of him at a moment’s notice.

“Goal-wise, I never really have goals,” Bush said. “I don’t need 1,000 yards. My whole thing is to always do better than I did last year and be consistent. When they’re on the field, they know they can count on me and they know what they’re going to get out of me, so those are pretty much my goals.”

*Here we go again. If we’re writing about another practice, there surely must be some talk of rookie receiver Denarius Moore.

And there is plenty, once again. Moore got jammed by strong safety Tyvon Branch at the line of scrimmage on a one-on-one drill, worked his way through the setback and hauled in a pass from Kyle Boller with one hand and without allowing Branch to break it up.

In another drill, Moore put a move on cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, bolted downfield and made an impressive catch despite tight coverage by Van Dyke and safety Hiram Eugene.

“I guess I could say I’m starting to expect it,” Moore said. “Every time the ball is going up, I want to be the guy who’s coming back down with it, so if I can do it in practice, the coaches can depend on me in the game.”

The coaches are so high on Moore that they inserted him into the lineup with the starting offense at the end of practice in a red-zone drill.

Moore is feeding off the confidence and making more and more believers every day.

“It gives me a lot of confidence knowing the quarterback’s trusting me in and out of the huddle, knowing that I understand my plays and I’m a guy that they’re starting to depend on,” Moore said.

In a rare down moment, Moore dropped a crossing route that hit him in the hands.

*Jason Campbell was back at full capacity Saturday after sitting out most of Friday’s practice. Jackson said Campbell looked like a player who had a day off.

Overall, though, Jackson has been impressed by Campbell’s play, command and leadership.

“Jason Campbell is the starter of this team, doing great and leading this team,” Jackson said. “I’m excited about him. The thing I like the most is, sometimes things don’t go right, and Jason keeps his poise. That’s what a quarterback has to do. Your team has to know, when things get a little off, all of a sudden you’re not going to cave in. He doesn’t cave in. It’s like, ‘Coach give me the next play, let’s go.’ That’s the kind of quarterback I want on my team.”

*Rookie cornerback Sterling Moore turned in one of the plays of the day once again when he raced to snare a pass that hit off receiver Nick Miller’s hands twice before it hit the ground for another interception.

*Left offensive tackle Jared Veldheer and backup defensive tackle Desmond Bryant engaged in a brief scuffle at the end of one play. Teammates separated the two before any damage was done.

*Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was a bystander for most of practice once again. Jackson said he is holding back on turning loose Heyward-Bey until he is certain that Heyward-Bey is fully recoverd from whatever ails him. Neither Jackson nor Heyward-Bey has identified the injury.

*Samson Satele received a fair amount of reps at center for the second straight day. That relegated rookie Stefen Wisniewski to guard duty on more than occasion.

It’s all part of the plan to identify the five best players before settling upon a set offensive line, Jackson said.

“I’m going to let these moving pieces unfold,” Jackson said. “(Wisniewski’s) one of our better lineman, there’s no question about that. He’s doing a tremendous job. Sammy’s in there and, right now, I don’t know exactly how all that’s going to go. And that’s the beautiful part, we have the pieces, now it’s just getting all the pieces in the right spot. And we’ll do that as we continue to move forward.”

*Boss made a handful of impressive catch-and-run plays, displaying the skills that made him a dependable receiver for the New York Giants the past four seasons.

“He was awesome,” Jackson said. “(For) him to just step in, step right in, and we do a lot of things on offense, and he picked it up. As he goes every day, we’re a couple days away from seeing Kevin at his best, because once he learns the terminology and learns his teammates and Jason gets a feel for him and our other quarterbacks get a feel for him, that guy is a big target. He is a big man, he can catch it and he is pretty agile running up through there. So, there’s going to be some good things there.”

*The defense got the better of the offense, for the most part. That had Jackson referring to his defense as “The Hunters” and saying it has arrived.

“Our defense is starting to play football the way I envisioned our defense playing,” Jackson said. “There’s a lot of good players on that side of the ball, and we have a lot of good players on the offensive side of the ball, but the defensive decided today they wanted to show up and play. …  Those guys, they have the potential to be as good as they want to be. And I’m challenging them to be great.”

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  • Just Fire Baby

    I will keep them on the roster

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    Meant *Al* will keep them on the roster

  • alex7

    He doesn’t get targeted more because he sucks at getting separation.

    Oh, and he can’t catch at a consistent nfl level. Kind of a biggie.
    Oh, and as recorded, he drops a lot of passes in practice, weakening the trust his qbs have in him.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    I’ll wait for the end of preseason to gauge whether Moore & Moore are camp warriors or game time game changers. (Sam Sword vs. Nap Kaufman, &c.)

    Anyone think of rookies in the last 10 years that reportedly stood out like this??

  • alex7

    SnB

    How did we fix our run defense when we returned all front 7 from last year and are keeping same d philosophy?

  • Just Fire Baby

    As Jerry Mac tweeted, other injured players Hue has talked of timetables for return, what their injuries are, they work with the training staff on the side, and aren’t fully suited up.

    DHB? Fully suited up, not working with trainers, not given a timetable, not disclosed on injuries.

    He just stands on the side.

  • Just Win Baby

    I seem to recall Stevie Brown having a monster camp a couple years ago ……and then promptly getting cut. Denarius Moore seems to be having a monster camp right now. It will be nice to see him perform in a pre-season game and I hope the kid is legit, but to assume that he will even make the 53 man roster is a bit premature. Al has a tendency to keep superfast WRs on the Davis scholarship and DHB ain’t going anywhere.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Did you see Campbell’s came out with a new soup?

    J-Wow Combo Soup
    With chunks of yardage
    and touch downs

  • TheLastWarrior

    DHB? Fully suited up, not working with trainers, not given a timetable, not disclosed on injuries.
    **********************************

    He has mono

  • HairyBush

    I talked to Kirk Morrison earlier Saturday afternoon

    ——————————————————————————–

    On fox sports radio. He hosts an afternoon show with Rob Dibble Saturday afternoons this off-season.

    I first told him that I can hear it in his voice that he still bleeds Silver&Black when he was describing former Raider greats Art Shell and Gene Upshaw (rip) and how football has changed since those teams were kicking *** and taking names…

    He laughed and said “The Autumn wind is a Raidah” in his best John Facenda voice..

    Long story short just told him that the Raider Nation still has love for him and if he wants to come grab that open weakside LB spot we’d love to have him back in the silver&Black.

    He went on to say that it’s funny because he played mostly Weakside in college so it wouldn’t be totally out of the question.

    He also went on to say that when he signed his first contract with the Raiders that he wanted to play his entire career in the Silver&black, but Al Davis had other plans…
    -Pro sports daily
    ———————-
    I’ll take Capt. Kirk over a banged up Lofa. If Carroll things Tatupa is done I would leave him alone.

  • HairyBush

    *thinks

  • priesttj

    There have a been a ton a superfast rec’s who got cut you have to show promise. Those guys on the pracetic esquad are fast too. But they haven’t taken a snap in regular season for a reason. DHB is here because he shows promise whether you like it or not. The kid can play he just needs to do it. This year is another year at that position he needs to show improvement. I know he will.

  • jsoz

    The media just released what is wrong with DHB, he has no talent and is a waste of space. Al Davis the great evaluator of talent. Hire a GM already. I bleed silver and black but am realistic, lucky to be 500 this year.
    You never let a stud like Nnamdi leave, not just a great player but a class act. Stanford Routt 10 mil a year what a f…ing joke, he would be a nickle back on a good team. We have some young talent and alot of scrubs- Hiram Eugene should be in the arena league. Need a QB bad, I like Trent Edwards, hope he gets a shot. I am keeping the faith, just another frustrated loyal fan.

  • Raider J

    priesttj Says:
    August 7th, 2011 at 9:19 am
    WE suffered through maturation and development stage with these rec’s but it’s over now.

    :::::::::::::

    Yep. Make plays or get out the way

  • jsoz

    What are you smoking priesttj, have you watched DHB , he has hands of stone. He aint got it.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I wouldn’t be suprised if DHB was inactive more weeks this year, than the amount of TD’s he catches.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    JWB,

    Yeah, Brown was ball hawk in camp, game time too. Hope the Moore twins do the same.

    HB, Both our OLB spots lack speed…but when Kirk was here, his speed either got us INTs or tackles after long runs. Mind you, that was as a MLB.

    Could Kirk improve upon that as an OLB?

    Wimbley is a pass rusher, and bless his heart for it. Groves might be able to pass rush, but damn if he don’t look silly in coverage or stopping the run.

    Goethel gives me hope, but I’ll wait for post preseason results to form a solid opinion.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I’m suprised with the rumblings of Goethel moving to the inside, that we didn’t start getting our annual pleas to switch to a 3-4 in here.

  • Just Win Baby

    Priest – what promise, other than speed, has he shown? He’s a downfield blocker? OK, I will give him that much. Nothing more. I would like to see him be a great reciever, but I haven’t even seen flashes of anything closely resembling greatness yet. I think DHB will be on the Seattle Seacocks roster by this time next year, if not sooner.

  • Raider J

    Weird quote from DHB on Day 3 Notes
    Not sure what to get from this…

    When asked the reason for his absence, Heyward-Bey refused to give any specifics.

    “I can’t really say,” Heyward-Bey said. “Just trying to get back, trying to get ready. I am in meetings and everything, staying on top of everything and being a coach on the sidelines.”

    He said he is receiving treatment for his undisclosed injury. When pressed, he said: “It might be a toothache.”

  • priesttj

    Your brain is of stone, more than his hands.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Oh my goodness. This is getting more and more ridiculous. Do you guys actually pay attn or do you go based on your biased thoughts?

    Hue refers to everyone’s injuries as “nicks”. You only know what McFadden & Ford have (and quite frankly how could you miss it). Hue never said what BCampbell had. Hue just says he’s not 100%. We only know its something with his knee because its been reported he had it on ice. Hue never said what DHB had (my guess would be hammy or groin muscle). Sht, I don’t even know what Murphy has. Hue always refers to these things as “nicks”. So not knowing what’s going on with DHB is NOTHING NEW!

    Furthermore, DHB HAS BEEN PRACTICING!!! For the past few days may I add he has been doing drills. What you are reading is that he is not practicing in full scrimmage or 7-on-7s. Thats what these writers are talking about. Thats where most of the action is, thats where you get these Moore highlights, and thats why they write in frustration – where’s DHB. What’s wrong with him. Why is he not participating in full scrimmage live practice.

    Hue has said time and time again that he is not going to put a player out there if he is noot 100%. Assume DHB is not 100% and Hue is taking it slow (sht, Hue even said that in yesterday’s pressers “some players you can just stick out there and some you have to take it slow”).

    DHB has suffered hammies (& possibly groin pull before too) and it tended to stick with him for a while. Think back no further than last year. It wouldn’t surprise me if this was related and Hue is taking it slow for that reason alone.

    Some of you are just ridiculous in your prognostications.

  • Barry Halverson

    DHB is just another name on the looong list of 1st rd WR busts….he has done nothing to make ANYONE have confidence in his abilities to be a NFL WR. Thats the bottom line cuz B Hal said so.

  • Barry Halverson

    I would bet a fair amount of cold beers that DHB does not have 20 catches this year….

  • TerrapinRaider

    WTF are you even talking about? Hue said last week DHB was close(r) than BCampbell and should be on the field praticing soon.

    NOW YOU ARE SEEING HIM ON THE FIELD PRACTICING!!!!

    WTF do you mean Hue has never given a timetable? Thats called seletive hearing/listening or whatever you want to call it.

    Hue is just easing him in – being precautious. You guys are reading way too much into this.

  • Just Fire Baby

    What you are reading is that he is not practicing in full scrimmage or 7-on-7s

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

    Check Jerry Mac’s twitter.

    Not working with the trainers, doesn’t appear limited in his own workout drills……..not practicing in full-team activity.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Terrapin,

    It appears your beef is with the Bay Area writers, because all we are doing is regurgitating what they are writing and tweeting.

    The timetable thing? Proffestional NFL sports writer Jerry McDonald speaks of it. You think he is having selective hearing, or just reporting the facts?

  • Commitment to Excellence Champion

    Barry Halverson Says:
    August 7th, 2011 at 9:58 am
    DHB is just another name on the looong list of 1st rd WR busts….he has done nothing to make ANYONE have confidence in his abilities to be a NFL WR. Thats the bottom line cuz B Hal said so.

    ————————————–

    I really hate to admit it, but your absolutely correct. Hes done NOTHING to inspire any confidence, not even a IOTA OF PROJECTABILITY OTHER THAT A FKNG DECOY.

  • http://0 Bob Marley

    Lost in all the Miller-Boss talk is the fact that we will get at least a couple of compensatory picks in return for next year’s draft.

    So we sign Boss for half of Miller’s price and we get an extra pick that, combined with Nnamdi and Gallery also leaving, could well turn into a 3rd rounder, as well as an extra 4th or 5th and maybe a 6th or 7th.

    The max a team can get is 4 comp picks, but I doubt the league will give us all four.

    We lost Nnamdi, Gallery and Miller to Free Agency, all signed big contracts and will start, so money and playing time which are part of the formula to award picks are covered, postseason honors is the other one, Nnamdi should make the Pro Bowl and Miller has a chance.

    On the other hand, the only Free Agent of note we signed is Boss, so the formula should work out well for the Raiders.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Just Win Baby Says:
    August 7th, 2011 at 9:43 am
    Priest – what promise, other than speed, has he shown? He’s a downfield blocker? OK, I will give him that much. Nothing more. I would like to see him be a great reciever, but I haven’t even seen flashes of anything closely resembling greatness yet. I think DHB will be on the Seattle Seacocks roster by this time next year, if not sooner.

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

    To wit, that pass he caught vs the “Seacocks” was pretty nice. Beat double coverage with the safety coming over the top for 6. And you fools say he doesn’t draw the double a lot. HA!!

    Just leave the guy alone and let him work on his craft. If the coaching staff believes its time to move on so be it. Obviously, they think otherwise and see more promise/talent than you fools.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Even at 100%, DHB is of no consequence.

    Best treatment for DHB would be a quick call to Tanya Harding.

    At current, DHB is No. 5 on the depth chart but being paid as a No. 1.

    Maybe Bush can pull a Ken Norton and wipe out his leg for us.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Jerrymcd Jerry McDonald
    BLTN Raiders practice notes: DHB missing practice, with no limp, no wraps, and not rehabbing with inj. players during practice looks bad

    Jerrymcd Jerry McDonald
    BLTN Raiders practice notes: Yes, Raiders don’t want to divulge injuries. But in DHB’s situation, you wonder why no timetable.
    11 hours ago

    BLTN Raiders practice notes: DHB still suiting up, going through a few drills, then watching all team sessions. Can’t develop this way.

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

    There you go Terrapin, so stop yelling at us and acting like we are making stuff up.

    This is what the Raiders beat writer is reporting.

  • http://0 Bob Marley

    Here’s an example from the 2011 Draft:

    “The Carolina Panthers were among the big losers in free agency a year ago, with Julius Peppers leaving for Chicago. So a year later, they’re the big winners in compensatory draft picks.

    The NFL announced today announced how this year’s 32 compensatory choices in the NFL Draft have been allocated, and the Panthers (who also lost free agent quarterback A.J. Feeley last year) are the only team with a third-round compensatory pick, as well as the only team to get three compensatory picks overall.

    The Panthers ended up with the 33rd pick in the third round (97th overall), 38th pick in the sixth round (207th overall) and 43rd pick in the seventh round (243rd overall) as compensatory selections.”

    - Consider that Carolina got those picks for losing a great player in Peppers and a backup in Feeley….we lost Nnamdi, Miller and Gallery, a much bigger “hit” so we should be rewarded accordingly.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    August 7th, 2011 at 10:03 am
    What you are reading is that he is not practicing in full scrimmage or 7-on-7s

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

    Check Jerry Mac’s twitter.

    Not working with the trainers, doesn’t appear limited in his own workout drills……..not practicing in full-team activity.

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

    Dude, what do even think this means? Are you even reading it? Let me break it down: HE IS PRACTICING!!! Just not in full team drills (i.e. scrimmages of offense vs defense, i.e. 7-on-7s).

    I don’t just look at Jerry’s tweets (as late as they are anyways). I look at:

    Vittrio Tafur
    Jerry McDonald
    Paul Guiterrez
    Silverandblackp ***(probably gives most info as its a fan leaving the dream tweating from practice so he’s not trying to get the latest ‘scope’ like these ‘professional’ writers)

    I look at them all and I can say that I know DHB is on the field practicing!!! Just not in full team activiites. Sht man, even Steve said it above, what more do you want?

    “*Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was a bystander for most of practice once again. Jackson said he is holding back on turning loose Heyward-Bey until he is certain that Heyward-Bey is fully recoverd from whatever ails him.”

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    I think DHB join the City of Oakland Employees Union and is doing as all City and State workers do. Was he seen leaning on a shovel?

  • Plunketthead

    I say DHB has a nick of a very private nature and the Raiders are looking after their player by keeping it out of the news.

    A lot of smoke, no fire

    DHB = MIR

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Ahh, so is recovered from his whatever ails him (read, his period finally stopped).

  • Dakota

    Consider that Carolina got those picks for losing a great player in Peppers and a backup in Feeley….we lost Nnamdi, Miller and Gallery, a much bigger “hit” so we should be rewarded accordingly.
    ++++++++++++

    Not if the free agents we took in have awsome years! What if Edwards and Boss go to the pro bowl? No picks for us.

  • Dakota

    awesome

  • noteasilyimpressed

    J-Raider Says:
    August 6th, 2011 at 10:54 pm
    2001
    1. Derrick Gibson, S, Florida State
    2002
    1a. Phillip Buchanon, CB, Miami, Fla.
    1b. Napoleon Harris, LB, Northwestern
    2003
    1a. Nnamdi Asomugha, CB, California
    1b. Tyler Brayton, DE, Colorado
    2004
    1. Robert Gallery, OT, Iowa
    2005
    1. Fabian Washington, CB, Nebraska
    2006
    1. Michael Huff, S, Texas
    2007
    1. JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU
    2008
    1. Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
    2009
    1. Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland
    2010
    1. Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama

    i hope we start drafting better in the future ….

    ………………………………………………….

    I believe 9 of those players are still in the league.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was a bystander for most of practice once again. Jackson said he is holding back on turning loose Heyward-Bey until he is certain that Heyward-Bey is fully recoverd from whatever ails him

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

    Whatever ails him is his inability to move up the depth chart.

  • Deja vu

    Good post, Marley! I was wondering how compensatory picks worked out. We could desperatley use them, seeing we’re down some picks for next year.

    More picks, more DB’s.

  • big pep

    bush did not get any offers from any other team who is going to lose a 1st and 3rd, due to the fact that for his whole time here he has failed to put his fat azzz in shape for a full 4 quater game. i hope his 11 days of golf got him shape but probably not. yeah hes big 260 or whatever, but so is jacobs in new york and that man looks like steak where as bush looks like bologna.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Let me correct my typing:

    Silverandblackp ***(probably gives most info as its a fan living the dream tweeting from practice so he’s not trying to get the latest ’scope’ like these ‘professional’ writers)

    Some SNB tweets on DHB just for your digestion:

    silverandblackp S&B Pride’s Editors
    DHB is in and looking hreat
    3 Aug

    silverandblackp S&B Pride’s Editors
    DHB is looking solid again in warmups. Chaz too. These receivers, with the addition of Danarius Moore look to be playmakers this year.
    4 Aug

    silverandblackp S&B Pride’s Editors
    Hey Bey just put one on the ground. First drop I’ve seen in three days.
    5 Aug

    silverandblackp S&B Pride’s Editors
    The camp hero, Denarius Moore, is now running with the first team in DHB’s position.
    5 Aug

    …………….. Now, let me put some meat around that for ya! DHB is practicing in limied drills and he looks pretty good. He is not practicing in full team drills hence other players are getting a lot more shine. Do you get the pic???

  • TerrapinRaider

    Whatever man, just continue to rely on your singular source of info or you can follow many as I have to get a better picture of what’s going on in camp. Its not perfect but its the best we have until the games start. Which at this point I don’t think DHB or Murphy will play in vs AZ; unless DHB starts fully participating in practice.

  • dvrick

    Practice looked pretty pathetic RAIDERS IN TROUBLE.Need a coach.

  • Chris in NY

    Big Pep,

    Are you joking or just trolling? Bush is a much better RB than Jacobs. Also, whenever Bush has gotten 20+ carries he’s gone on a tear and often broken off long TD runs in the 4th quarter.

    Jacobs is not in Bush’s class and Bush wears down defenses. Not the other way around.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Get in line Dvrick, we are far harder on our team than any troll could ever be.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Your awfully aggressive these days Terrapin.

    Relax man, the DHB situation will eventually play out, and we will have our answers.

    I’m rooting for the kid, but things don’t seem to be getting better in the land of DHB. No press releases this offseason for DHB. Just a demotion.

  • priesttj

    All you guys have to do is read the postpractice comments today and you’ll see he is practices he’s just not in on 7 on 7′s because that is the competitive phase of practice he’ll be involved in contact so they hold him out just like they do everyone else who’s hurt.

    Hue wants these guys ready when we play Denver not AZ. It’s just common sense but to some people that does not apply.

  • Thec07

    247.Lowdown_in_Beijing Says:
    August 7th, 2011 at 10:43 am
    Get in line Dvrick, we are far harder on our team than any troll could ever be.

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    lol…When at the zoo dont feed the dumb animals…