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Raiders place Eugene on injured reserve

By Steve Corkran
Friday, August 26th, 2011 at 5:59 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Note: Something happened to the original post. So, here goes with a rewrite.
 
The Raiders placed safety and core special-teamer Hiram Eugene on the injured-reserve list Friday, meaning he is out for the season.
Eugene suffered a dislocated hip in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 11 and needed surgery to repair the damage.
The cruel irony is, the Raiders weren’t supposed to be on the field when Eugene got hurt. They were on defense because they “chose” to kick off to start the game and the Cardinals “chose” to receive the kick to start the second half. Chose is the word used by the referee to explain why the Raiders kicked off to start both halves.
The Raiders won’t have a difficult time replacing Eugene defensively. Stevie Brown or one of several other options can take his place. Replacing Eugene on special teams won’t be as easy.
Eugene carved out a niche as a dependable special teams player in recent seasons, especially on punt and kick coverage. Several players are vying for the role now.
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  • Sullivan44

    Kiffin’s recent comments about coaching for the Raiders:

    “It is almost impossible. I don’t know why I didn’t listen, [because] so many people told me that. That’s why, if you ask [Steve Sarkisian], he didn’t go. He had a chance to go. You’re just so far behind other clubs. You’re waiting for [owner Al Davis] to wake up and come to work at 2 o’clock in the afternoon to make decisions that the rest of the league is making at 6 o’clock in the morning. You’re still running videotapes over to the hotel so he can watch practice at night….”

    On Al’s press conference firing him, and the use of an overhead projector:

    “….Yeah, it was. It was sad, really, to see somebody who’s accomplished so much in his career and been such a powerful figure in the NFL … to see that was actually pretty sad to watch. But you’re exactly right, an overhead projector — that describes the pace that you’re dealing with of the way an organization is being run.”

    http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/31208/lane-kiffin-dishes-on-oakland-experience

    So, we have Rich Gannon (2 time MVP), Warren Sapp (future HOF), and now Lane Kiffin detailing the chaos and distractions that make it impossible to succeed with the Raiders. The witness list is growing.

  • RaiderCraig

    He won’t be missed on kickoff coverages with the new rules. SeaBass will easily boot the ball out of the endzone each and every kickoff.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Hue seems to be navigating the waters pretty well. So right now I don’t even care about what Kiffin has to say.

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    Terripin…..

    Keeping dry back there?….

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    OOPS! Sorry TerrApin for the mis-spell. Bloodymary hasn’t kicked in yet……

  • CJ Legend 34

    LMAO!!! Kiffin is a non-factor.

    His work speaks for itself. Oakland, Tenn, USC.

    Every program he has been involved with have been average to poor.

    Until he wins he should just shut the F up! Spoiled Daddy’s boy.

    Al may be old school but what is the big deal of getting practice tape at 2 o’clock. I am sure Kiffin did not make the tape and run it to him. Kiffin’s excuses are old. Non-factor.

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    201.Sullivan44 Says:
    August 27th, 2011 at 11:31 am
    Kiffin’s recent comments about coaching for the Raiders:

    “It is almost impossible. I don’t know why I didn’t listen, [because] so many people told me that. That’s why, if you ask [Steve Sarkisian], he didn’t go. He had a chance to go. You’re just so far behind other clubs. You’re waiting for [owner Al Davis] to wake up and come to work at 2 o’clock in the afternoon to make decisions that the rest of the league is making at 6 o’clock in the morning. You’re still running videotapes over to the hotel so he can watch practice at night….”

    On Al’s press conference firing him, and the use of an overhead projector:

    “….Yeah, it was. It was sad, really, to see somebody who’s accomplished so much in his career and been such a powerful figure in the NFL … to see that was actually pretty sad to watch. But you’re exactly right, an overhead projector — that describes the pace that you’re dealing with of the way an organization is being run.”

    http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/31208/lane-kiffin-dishes-on-oakland-experience

    So, we have Rich Gannon (2 time MVP), Warren Sapp (future HOF), and now Lane Kiffin detailing the chaos and distractions that make it impossible to succeed with the Raiders. The witness list is growing.

  • Sullivan44

    The witness list is adding up, Terrapin Raider.

    When Sapp said it, it was just, “Aw, that’s just Warren Sapp. He’s always been the class clown. Nobody takes him seriously”.

    Then Rich Gannon says it. He’s a former MVP, about as serious as they get.

    Then Lane Kiffin says it. Even goes into detail, about Al’s laziness and how the Raiders couldn’t get anything done until the afternoon.

    The witness list and the accusations are just growing and growing.

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    BigTed707 Says:
    August 26th, 2011 at 8:27 pm
    MR is out getting a laminated print-out of today’s Kiffin Rant.

    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    Probably already taped on the ceiling of his bedroom, next to the Gruden poster…..

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Sullivan44 Says:
    August 27th, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Then Lane Kiffin says it. Even goes into detail, about Al’s laziness and how the Raiders couldn’t get anything done until the afternoon.

    The witness list and the accusations are just growing and growing.

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

    And what about all the former coaches and players who recall speaking with him at 8AM most mornings?

    Remember that Kiffin’s a liar.

    Remember, also, that for the first time Gruden, we finally have a good head coach here. 11 wins this season is not outside the realm of possibility.

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    *for the first time SINCE Gruden, I mean…

  • dvrick

    69.RaiderSuck Says:
    August 26th, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    So besides Ohioraider, Sullivan44 and RAIDER, how many other sockpuppets does MR have?

    lefty alias mistic1
    Beecham
    charged up
    alex 7 is suspect
    ohio raider isn’t
    Mistic1
    Albert Bigelow Paine
    89025 Raider
    Raider in Paradise
    plunketthead
    Please feel free to add to the list.

    thats just to name a few. probably another 30-50 names or so. there pretty easy to spot, there are a lot of similarities in dialogue and mannerisms.

    JHill, if you think that mouth-diareah is funny beecham spews, you really need to check some values.

  • dvrick

    # r8dercain Says:
    August 27th, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Dvrick is to smart to be MR

  • Plunketthead

    dvrick Says:
    August 27th, 2011 at 11:56 am
    JHill, if you think that mouth-diareah is funny beecham spews, you really need to check some values.
    %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

    See rule #3

    Plunketthead Says:
    August 27th, 2011 at 7:48 am
    We need a checklist to get on the UnReal Moron Raider list

    1) hates Al with a passion
    2) loves Lane K
    3) makes lame poop jokes
    4) loves Bruce, T.C., Sapphead, Gannon, etc
    5) Berates Al and the team 24/7/365

  • http://Www.bullycains.com r8dercain

    Can’t remember the picks, I only remember our Super Bowl loss and Barrett Robbins, who I’m constantly looking for when I’m driving…so that I can run him over.
    ————————
    lmfao
    this is really funny.

  • rob_raider

    SnB Offense Defense Specialteams Says:
    August 27th, 2011 at 10:39 am
    Hagar,

    He’s a great GM in totality. However, there is no denying he’s the boss and he is 100% responsible for the horrible performance the last 20 years.

    ************************
    they were in the super bowl 9 years ago, jackazz. and were a winning team throughout the 90′s. how stupid to say “horrible performance the last 20 years”. just dumb.

  • ohioraider

    Remember, also, that for the first time Gruden, we finally have a good head coach here. 11 wins this season is not outside the realm of possibility.
    ———————————-
    Don’t bet on it. Team has way too many holes. More like 7-9.
    —————————————-they were in the super bowl 9 years ago, jackazz. and were a winning team throughout the 90’s. how stupid to say “horrible performance the last 20 years”. just dumb.
    ==============================================
    Do the math Rob Roy Numnuts, the team has a losing record over 20 years and were NOT winning throughout the 90s.
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