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Pre-practice notes, quotes and observations

Injuries to wide receivers Chaz Schilens, Louis Murphy, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Jacboy Ford at different times during training camp has made it difficult for the Raiders to get in much work with the players they hope to be on the field for the regular-season opener.

Quarterback Jason Campbell said it would be nice to get in as much work as possible with the aforementioned receivers. At the same time, he prefers to look at the silver lining.

“Other guys are getting an opportunity to get reps that they probably wouldn’t get if it was a regular season week because the starters take all the reps,” Campbell said. “Right now it’s an opportunity for them to learn what to do early in camp.”

To that end, rookie Denarius Moore and roster hopefuls such as Shaun Bodiford, Nick Miller, Derek Hagan and Chad Jackson are making the most of their added reps.

Campbell said he has been quite impressed with the early showing of Moore. He also likes what he has seen from the other receivers vying for spots on the 53-man roster.

“Nick Miller has been coming to practice every day, working his butt off,” Campbell said. “Bodiford has been out here working his butt off. We just brought in Hagan and brought in Chad Jackson, and they picked up on the system really quick. There’s a lot of young guys getting an opportunity to work.

“Sometimes you feel for them because they run so many routes, and they’re the only ones out here right now because a lot of guys are injured, but they don’t give up, they keep fighting.”

*Campbell and middle linebacker Rolando McClain oftentimes lock eyes before the snap, seeking an edge and wondering what the other player is thinking.

“There’s always a competition between him and me out here,” Campbell said. “We’re always battling. It’s fun. That’s what you want in practice. You want guys to battle. Sometimes defense wins, sometimes offense wins. That’s’ part of training camp. But we’re here to make each other better and make each other work. It’s good to see that. You can see how he breaks on balls. You know he has to have an understanding of the game, and he definitely has that.”

Campbell said he and McClain compare notes off the field in an attempt to pass along insight that might help the other one out in performing his job.

Sometimes I ask him, ‘What gives a route away,’ or ‘How’s the quarterback looking? Are we keeping you honest with our eyes?’ Sometimes they come up and ask us, ‘Are we rotating coverage really quick, quick enough to jump spots or is it too late?’ Those things we communicate to each other. We know out here we compete, but on Sundays we’re all together, and we want to help each other.”

*Second-year offensive lineman Bruce Campbell said he hurt his right knee during offseason workouts. Fortunately for Campbell and the Raiders, he did not need surgery.

The injury forced him to miss the first two weeks of practice and Oakland’s first exhibition game. He practiced for the first time Saturday and is eager to make up for lost time.

“It’s pretty tough because it seems like you’re missing out on a lot, you’re missing out on opportunity,” Campbell said. “But you can’t have that mind-set going into it. I’m just like, ‘Hey. this is what happened to me. I just have to make up for it.’ ”

Campbell isn’t sure whether he will get reps at guard or tackle, or both. He spent most of his rookie season learning the nuances of the guard spot so that he can become more versatile and, therefore, more valuable to the Raiders.

*Cornerbacks coach Rod Woodson is harping on the players under his tutelage to “pull the trigger.” Recognize when there’s an opportunity to make a play and go for it.

Seventh-year cornerback Stanford Routt is all for that kind of mentality.

“That’s the way you win football games,” Routt said. “You can’t win football games by being passive or just sitting back waiting. You got to go and dictate to the offense and not have the offense dictate to you.”

*There hasn’t been any further word on whether the Raiders remain interested in signing veteran linebacker Lofa Tatupu. They worked him out early in camp but held back on making an offer.

Tatupu, a six-year veteran, has visited other teams since he showed up in Napa. For whatever reason, he hasn’t landed with any team.

Tatupu is an undersized middle linebacker who has a history of knee problems. It’s conceivable that the Raiders will revisit the Tatupu issue at some point before the season starts, especially if one of their linebackers gets injured along the way.

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  • Big Big Great Big Raider Fan

    Paine and Beechum = same person

  • http://divebomber.org Charged Up!

    What’s up bros? Just got back from an amazing party on a reggae cruise. Boy where lots of hot chicks. It looks like the Raiders are off to another stellar season. I’m guessing 5 wins again. Sorry losers.

    Super Bowl season in San Diego!!!!

  • http://divebomber.org Charged Up!

    Oh yeah, check out my band’s website. We effin rock!

    http://www.divebomber.org/

  • Big Big Great Big Raider Fan

    Masterbating Spelling Bee Champion.

    You mystery is now solved. Now go and jerk one for the gipper.

  • Master Beeecham

    Ahhhh, this is great, I’ve got Albert Bigelo Puss and Code Turds in simultaneous FULL meltdown mode!

    Love it when my minions and minions-to-be get all flustered and run away with their miniature weiners to hide in fear! Almost as dope as this sweet bj I’m getting right now from this Puerto Rican Beach Volleyball player.

    Don’t worry my devoted followers, it’s not always easy being a humble servant to your blog master. But keep trying, you never know what kind of reward (Funyuns) I’ll kick you down.

    Party people in the place 2 B whoop whoop

    DIZZLE IN MY WIZZLE

  • Big Big Great Big Raider Fan

    Paine and Beechum and Douched Up = same person.

  • Sullivan44

    Here lies Inside The Raiders blog.

    b. 2005

    d. 2011

  • CODEBLACK2011

    puerto ricans are disgusting. you may as well be having sex with animals. the only thing you get is pizzle in your butthole.

  • http://divebomber.org Charged Up!

    Whoa, whoa, whoa, what’s the dealio Code Black? Puerto Rican chicks are caliente.

  • Al Davis Support Group

    People, people. Come on man, calm down. The Raiders are gonna be all right. My gosh, one pre-season game does NOT make a season lost. Some of you need to just chill.

    Hue Jackson will have this team where they need to be by season opener. Trust me.

    Beechum is a dick head with a pecker that makes hookers laugh. His gay cousin spread that juicy tidbit all over the web.

    See you at the stick. I’ll be the one with the ’49ers suck dog dick’ sign.

  • CODEBLACK2011

    I was ramming jlo’s peanutbutter jar a while back and when I pulled out there was taco bell all over the diznick. then she dropped turds all over the bed and started crying. never again.

  • Master Beeecham

    Code Turds hasn’t ever partied serious, so when you bring up hot women he gets frightened and has a melt down.

    No doubt the poor little dude will pee his Spider Man jammies tonight, then blame it all on his life size Liam Neeson action doll.

  • http://divebomber.org Charged Up!

    San Diego Super Chargers,
    San Diego Chargers!
    San Diego Super Chargers,
    San Diego Chargers!
    Charge!

    We’re coming your way,
    We’re gonna dazzle you with our super play.
    The time has come,
    You know we’re shooting for number one.
    With thunderbolts and lightning
    We’ll light up the sky,
    We’ll give it all we’ve got, and more
    With the Super Charger try!

    San Diego Super Chargers,
    San Diego Chargers!
    San Diego Super Chargers,
    San Diego Chargers!
    Charge!

    We’ve got a plan,
    We’re gonna do it for our super fans.
    All we seek,
    Is the goal line to victory.
    We’ll ignite you, excite you
    With high voltage play.
    We won’t let up a minute,
    We’re going all the way – all the way!

    San Diego Super Chargers,
    San Diego Chargers!
    San Diego Super Chargers,
    San Diego Chargers!
    Charge!

    We’re coming your way
    With the Super Chargers’ play.
    We’re coming at you.
    Now we’re coming through!

    San Diego Super Chargers,
    San Diego Chargers!
    San Diego Super Chargers,
    San Diego Chargers!
    Charge!

  • MississipRaider

    Charged Up! Says:
    August 14th, 2011 at 6:37 pm
    What’s up bros? Just got back from an amazing party on a reggae cruise. Boy where lots of hot chicks. It looks like the Raiders are off to another stellar season. I’m guessing 5 wins again. Sorry losers.

    Super Bowl season in San Diego!!!!
    ———————————
    Question: How do y’all have a top 5 QB, #1 rated D and don’t make the playoffs.
    Answer: sorry coach norv turner, nd a weak ST.
    Y’all still got 0 SUPERBOWL RINGS, to our 3.
    And before u get on that y’all beat us 13 times in a row, U ONLY GOOD AS UR LAST GAME, and we SWEPT y’all last year. a shootout in OAK nd a gang-rape in SD.

    san Diego dolts

    CHILD PLEASE!!!

  • Al Davis Support Group

    Damn, that is pretty good charged up. Do you bust a nut when you sing that? Man I bet you do. Get yo jerk on and bust one to the Super Charge song.

  • MississipRaider

    Did just post a lame team song. Who sings all that who remembers that? SOUNDS LIKE A GLEE FAN. LMAO

  • http://divebomber.org Charged Up!

    A.D. Support Group, I just want to get you guys used to that song because you are going to be hearing it a lot this year, all the way to the Super Bowl.

  • CODEBLACK2011

    Master Beeecham Says:
    August 14th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Code Turds hasn’t ever partied serious, so when you bring up hot women he gets frightened and has a melt down.

    No doubt the poor little dude will pee his Spider Man jammies tonight, then blame it all on his life size Liam Neeson action doll.
    ————————
    I just did the dump stroke combo on your mom’s face, it’s like the turd is giving you a reacharound!

    kizzle on my yizzle

  • Al Davis Support Group

    Charged Up! Says:
    August 14th, 2011 at 7:03 pm
    A.D. Support Group, I just want to get you guys used to that song because you are going to be hearing it a lot this year, all the way to the Super Bowl.
    ——————————————-
    Sorry, you have to be a charger fan to hear that song and in here it just aint possible. Chargers and their fans are ‘also rans’, ‘neer do wells’ and ‘wanna bes’. Super Bowl Victory is not in their language.

  • http://divebomber.org Charged Up!

    Phillip Rivers going to shadizzle on your fazizzle this season.

  • Al Davis Support Group

    There are two nasty balls and a rank green turd with the name charger fan upped on it waiting at a toilet at the Q for you. No hurry, there are plenty of them and they’ll be there all season.

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Hahahahahaha chargers with a suer bowl victory is like Jojo Dancer without the drugs lol……..chargers are shot this season. 9-7 and juust missing playoffs again

  • Master Beeecham

    Bra homies, so I just kicked off my 3rd DJ set and the pool is straight hoppin’.

    These super hot ebony babes from CSI Miami just started grinding on hip. Thankfully I’ve got 1 Magnum left, so I should be able to handle this “situation” just fine.

    PARTYDUDE 8000 is warmed up and the babes are lining up, if you know what I mean

  • Al Davis Support Group

    Balled Up in a Turd, charger are goin NOWHERE this season.

  • http://ibabuss.com antispy3

    San Diego Glee Clubs

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Beecher/Farced up still upset she could get her boy sandwich before Nsync split. Now she is relegated to rocking spandex with body paintiing the LGBT approves of. maybe that god awful band Dumb Bomb er can help ease the pain for the little fairy

  • http://divebomber.org Charged Up!

    Beeecham, we seriously need to party sometime. I’m bring all my lady friends and we get do it San Diego style on your party boat.

  • imaquaman

    Al Davis Support Group Says:
    August 14th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Balled Up in a Turd, charger are goin NOWHERE this season.
    ************
    they never have gone anywhere

  • Try Some Reality

    Callahan and his offensive coordinator lost that SB,along with Gannon.All 3 were responsible for the play calling and any one of them should have known we should have changed the offense for that game.Barrett going south didn’t help matters.But the big question I have is,if Davis meddles as much as everyone says,why didn’t he stick his nose in and make them change things?

    ===================================

    I just love how the Davis clones absolve him of any fault. And who do you think fired Gruden in favor of Callahan? Did the aliens make Davis do it? Come on, man. Surely even a Davis apologist can see that we lost that SuperBowl because of the Gruden trade. Stack us up against that inferior TB team without any knowledge of our offense and formations, and we cream them. Absolutely destroy them. Gruden on our side and it would have been just as lopsided in favor of the Raiders.

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Lol ebony babes? This isnt the early 90s man…..just say black chicks……..Beecher all the pillow biting done in your call girl career has scrambled what lil brains you do have

  • Master Beeecham

    Sweet, it’s Brian the Genital!

    Dude we were all wondering if you changed your grandpa Krappy’s diapers yet. We know how the old fool likes to unload after a typical Kelly Family Sunday dinner.

    Got a long season of diaper changing ahead, Genital – better get limber up those wrists

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    San Diego style= losing and losing and more losing…..some party lol

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Oh did yall see Beecher/Farced u’s riveting post the other day about rein any team moves to LA? Its known Chargers or Rams will be there…… hahaha told yall he wasnt a Raider

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Yeah yeah Beecher/Farced Up make your excuse about not being down with the shield……its all about LA for you…..easy to exppose you as a loserlol

  • Al Davis Support Group

    Try Some Reality Says:
    August 14th, 2011 at 7:17 pm
    Callahan and his offensive coordinator lost that SB,along with Gannon.All 3 were responsible for the play calling and any one of them should have known we should have changed the offense for that game.Barrett going south didn’t help matters.But the big question I have is,if Davis meddles as much as everyone says,why didn’t he stick his nose in and make them change things?

    ===================================

    I just love how the Davis clones absolve him of any fault. And who do you think fired Gruden in favor of Callahan? Did the aliens make Davis do it? Come on, man. Surely even a Davis apologist can see that we lost that SuperBowl because of the Gruden trade. Stack us up against that inferior TB team without any knowledge of our offense and formations, and we cream them. Absolutely destroy them. Gruden on our side and it would have been just as lopsided in favor of the Raiders.
    —————————————-
    Your sounding alot like KK there TSR. Careful. You know KK blames Coach Davis for everything. We know letting Gruden go was bad.

  • Master Beeecham

    Brian I’m glad you dragged yourself in for an early evening beatdown by your Master, Beeecham!

    It’s so easy – and fun – especially when you squeal like Brittany Spears with “LOL”. So hilarious!

    So what’s up with your grandpa Krappy – is he logging on soon for a Kelly Family Slap Session?

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Beecher u gearin up for your Tranny “cruise” while playing “Secret Lovers”?

  • Powder Puff

    Beechum you like you legs pulled back where your toes tickle your ears? Or you could roll over and take a hard one up the rear. Either way, I’m cool with it.

  • http://divebomber.org Charged Up!

    I’m out boys. I got a date with some Russian models. Don’t wait up for me.

    Super Bowl

    Chargers 30, Eagles 27

  • Master Beeecham

    Anyone wants a free swing at the blog punching bag, Brian the Genital?

    The poor sap is lobbing softballs tonight, and I’m partying to hard to smack them all back.

    But obviously its there for the taking, so have at it.

    WRECKS IN EFFECT, SUCKAHS DESTROYED BY MY DJ PROWESS

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Come on Beecher its a landslide….i kill u! season is on and u are afraid to show up…..and you are not down with the Raiders lol

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Beecher u still under the Mendoza line….U ccouldnt hit an elephant’s ass with a bat

  • Try Some Reality

    Support Group – I was directly addressing a comment by another poster. I’m not here to start an anti-Davis party. He deserves credit and blame for a lot of things. Unfortunately this blog tends to attract many that are biased one way or the other.

  • Master Beeecham

    This is always my favorite part of a Genital beat down – the poor punching bag gets all flustered and accuses me of stealing his lady’s man blog personality.

    I know, I know … too hilarious!

    Then he’ll refuse to acknowledge that he’s been ducking my generous invitation for an in-person beatdown for the last 6 months!

    C’mon, little Genital … you know you can do it!

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Beecher/Farced Up….get sum new material…..reverting back to late 80s early 90s lingo makes u look bad….as if you are the bengals

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Beecher now u lie…..we all have the post from mid july of u agreeing to show up at a game….one game down…u coming to saints game?

  • BeAlwaysUrselfCommittingtoExcellence2011

    Beecher been 3 years now and u make every excuse in the book…..notice yall he didnt acknowledge the LA support thing lol……..another triumph over Beecher!….its always garbage day around here for pieces of trash like Beecher

  • lefty12

    TSR,you obviously don’t read this blog often,or you would know I’m anything but a Davis apologist.He stole the team from a fan base that,at the time,had the longest sell-out streak in pro football.He’ll never be forgiven for that.

  • RaiderSam

    No big deal. Gannon, Callahan and those days are long gone.

  • raidertbone

    Back to Football … the rest of you racist, talkin-bout-sex-but-not-gettin-any, hatin’, Charger-lovin’, jizz swappin, Al bashing, boat ridin’, drinkin’ tequila shots out of shot glasses inserted God-knows-where – let me just say that there are other blogs out there trolled by plenty of thirteen year olds, just waiting on your call!!