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Boss, Mitchell and Murphy still out; no sign of Banta-Cain

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 7:53 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Once again, the Raiders are conducting practice without starting tight end Kevin Boss, starting wide receiver Louis Murphy and backup safety Mike Mitchell.
Those three have missed significant playing time and aren’t likely to play against the Denver Broncos on Monday night. In fact, Murphy already has been ruled out by coach Hue Jackson.
Jackson said Wednesday night that Mitchell and Boss would need some meaningful practice time if they were to play against the Broncos.
“I would think so,” Jackson said, when asked if Boss and Mitchell needed some practice time. “We want to take a healthy, enthusiastic team to Denver. We’re going to pack our best ball club and go to Denver and get ready to play on Monday night.”

*The Raiders also are practicing without linebacker Tully Banta-Cain, who reportedly worked out for the Raiders earlier today and passed a physical.
The physical was considered key because he underwent surgery in late July for an abdominal injury.
It’s conceivable that the Raiders will wait until the deadline has passed for a vested veteran — players with four or more years accrued service — before signing Banta-Cain and/or cornerback Lito Sheppard.
By waiting, the Raiders wouldn’t be on the hook for the player’s entire 2011 base salary, only a fraction, if they were to release that player at some point in the season.

*Not sure it means anything, but Chaz Schilens and Denarius Moore were the wide receivers with the second-team offense in the portion of practice viewable by the media.
Jacoby Ford and Derek Hagan were the wide receivers with the first-team offense. It’s worth noting that the Raiders, like most teams, mix and match their receivers throughout practice.

*The Raiders are practicing under the lights once again. They will conclude their night practices Friday night, practice mid-day Saturday and then head to Denver on Sunday.

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  • alex7

    uh oh RR,

    you just opened up a can of anti-tebow hate!

    Ford didn’t go to Florida though. He was at Clemson.

  • Pipe layer

    A lot of guys get on Alex in here, but the dude is just being realistic and honest, I can relate cuz as a raider fan I’m just tired of the BS, I’m not gonna sugarcoat or fluff up a team that still has many flaws, when al quits meddling and gets a real QB and D Coordinator in here, quits overpaying for mediocre talent, then maybe we can make a serious run in the playoffs, until then were just an average team, we have some good pieces, but this team still has a ways to go. I don’t wanna just make the playoffs, in wanna win it all and add another Lombardi trophy to our collection

  • Method To My Madness

    Yeah well losing aint been fun for any of us but ur negative doom n gloom schit isnt needed all day n nite……just leave and go back to that so called happy life

  • alex7

    Al watch Darren Sproles impact the game?

    Can we stick our best punt returner back there, please?

  • alex7

    predicting a realistic 7-9 is not doom and gloom.

    Thanks Pipe Layer.

    Let’s get more of those 20,000 season-ticket holders to say “no mas” until real changes are made.

  • Method To My Madness

    Nonpipe Having…..tired of it? Bounce. Its that simple

  • priesttj

    Tebow= nada

    I watch him and think does he realize he has a team around him to do what he keeps trying to do?

    When he went over to his coach and told him there’s only one player that should get touch this ball(or something to that affect) I said this guy obviously took a loong coffee break and is on a caffien high like no other. He wants to beat you by himself and at this level you cannot win like that. Will he ever learn that and how long will it take?

  • Method To My Madness

    Realistic? Hell no its not….ur the type of jcat that will be happy to be wrong later on this season…..which is sad

  • Pipe layer

    Good post JB, and I hope Campbell proves me wrong, Im just not seeing it

  • Method To My Madness

    Anyone who hopes to be wrong is a coward

  • JB

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    September 8th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    something to ponder for the future; Mr. Jacoby Ford’s qb [as was Mr. Murphy's if I recall correctly] in college was Tim Tebow, should he become a free agent, should the Raiders consider signing him as a backup qb?
    *************************

    RR

    Usually your posts are well thought out but this one can only be considered a brain fart. We don’t need another RB (especially one that pretends to be a QB) and there’s no slot available for a chaplin. Tebow is a joke – definitely not a QB. He won’t be in the league 2 years from now. Not the worst 1st round pick (I save that one for Ja Loser) but probably in the top 10 worst 1st round pick decisions.

  • alex7

    The Blueprint (thanks Saints, Packers, Steelers, Patriots)

    1.) Get franchise QB at all costs (no wasted time on retreads).

    2.) Get a top-tier D-Coordinator.

    The plan isn’t that complicated. To not even TRY and execute it is kinda silly.

  • Method To My Madness

    NonPipe Having is a perfect example lol

  • Sullivan44

    Brien, talking about not having a life. What do you get for defending the Raiders this vehemently?

  • Method To My Madness

    Ill take 20K real Raiders than some punk btch fake mthfkas anyday…..we dont need u chumps

  • Method To My Madness

    Pats blueprint? No way lol….that team isnt winning a damn thing again….cross them out

  • Sullivan44

    brien, how vehemently you and priest defend the Raiders is just as anti-social and bizarre as anyone bashing the team. You guys aren’t employees. You’re just consumers that buy jerseys and go to games. I can see sticking up for your team a little, just for fun. But anyone who spends an entire day on a blog defending a sports team they have no occupational affiliation with is just as psychotic as anyone who spends the same amount of time bashing the team.

  • alex7

    So…7-9 is unrealistic Method?

    Is that the bottom line of your argument?

    7-9 with this 8-8 team that lost 3 of it’s top players and has a harder schedule…is unrealistic.

  • Pipe layer

    Priest are u serious? Have u seen Campbell try and run? He trips over his own feet, he’s terrible

  • Method To My Madness

    MR i get the joy of clowning u and see you be a coward and not talk face to face like this

  • lefty12

    I wouldn’t want him,but what is the difference between Tebow,Newton,and Pryor?

  • Method To My Madness

    3 top players? Gallery wasnt a top player….stop

  • alex7

    Method,

    I like what the Patriots, Steelers, Packers, and Saints did the last 6 years with that QB/D-Coordinator blue print.

    Call me crazy.

  • Method To My Madness

    Anyhow….im outro….Alexander be a fkin man! and MR stop being a coward

  • Kirk

    Wild game tonight. I am always amazed that pro coaches are so stupid. They always pile everyone up together and try to run up the middle. It never works. It would be much better to spread the formation, and then run up the middle.

  • priesttj

    Pipe layer OK! if you say so….

  • RaiderRetribution

    jb and priest I do agree with you on Tebow; although should Mr. Hue Jackson ever get Tebow to consider playing LB and be an emergency 3rd/4th string qb, behind Mr. Pryor, Mr. Campbell, and/or Mr. Boller; it would be a smart pickup.

    I was just ponder the thought. Monday seems like a Christmas eve that will never end.

  • nutso01

    Wasbanned Says:
    September 8th, 2011 at 7:57 pm
    Woodson throws a punch and stays in the game. If that was a Raider, him the coach, and half the fans would have been ejected.
    …………………….,…
    Comedy! That’s rite

  • alex7

    Jets, what’s turning them around?

    D-Coordinator coach. QB.

    Ravens, what’s helped you? D-Coordinator, QB.

    .
    This is 21st century football 101.

  • JB

    alex7 Says:
    September 8th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    The Blueprint (thanks Saints, Packers, Steelers, Patriots)

    1.) Get franchise QB at all costs (no wasted time on retreads).

    2.) Get a top-tier D-Coordinator.

    The plan isn’t that complicated. To not even TRY and execute it is kinda silly.
    *********************

    Cant argue with your plan because it’s right on. But, I do have a question for you. Do you or did you consider Gannon as a franchise QB? If you did, then you need to modify the plan a bit. If not then we can never agree as I did/do consider Gannon as franchise a QB as one can have. Just saying…

  • Sullivan44

    Just think, Brien, you didn’t get paid a dime today for all of the time you spent in here defending a washed up owner. You’ve got your priorities straight in life, don’t you? loser.

  • SilverLining20

    Alex7 Says:
    September 8th, 2011 at 10:27 pm
    predicting a realistic 7-9 is not doom and gloom.

    Thanks Pipe Layer.

    Let’s get more of those 20,000 season-ticket holders to say “no mas” until real changes are made.

    ******************************************
    Unfortunately, with a stubborn owner the only real change that might come from that is a change of scenery. New stadium in LA being on the top of that list.

    But hey, at least there would be a bigger draw for better players to want to sign.

  • alex7

    See ya Method.

    I forgot out O-line was so awesome last year outside of Gallery that we expected Wiz, Campbell, and Barksdale to possibly start.

  • Pipe layer

    Hey method, if everyone just manned up and rolled with it, there would never be change in this world, real leaders aren’t afraid to speak up when something’s obviously not being done the right way, maybe ur the real coward and just a follower, u don’t really make great points, u just come in here and call people names like an immature kid, lemme guess, ur next line is gonna be ” f u, let’s meet outside of this blog and I’ll beat ur a..”. LOL.

  • beach

    Football is an emotional game. If the Raiders win in Denver, it means something. Confidence is key. If they win in Denver, they will win at least one game over the Jets or Patriots.

  • beach

    Everybody hear rooted like heck for KC to beat SD in the opener last season, and they did. Who thought KC would go 10-6? Nobody, but they won the opener and went 10-6 and won the AFC West.

  • beach

    Los Angeles doesn’t want the Raiders. That is a dead issue. I guarantee you a sellout for the Jets and Patriots games if the Raiders win the Denver game.

  • freezetag168

    JB Says:
    September 8th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    alex7 Says:
    September 8th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    The Blueprint (thanks Saints, Packers, Steelers, Patriots)

    1.) Get franchise QB at all costs (no wasted time on retreads).

    2.) Get a top-tier D-Coordinator.

    The plan isn’t that complicated. To not even TRY and execute it is kinda silly.
    *********************

    Cant argue with your plan because it’s right on. But, I do have a question for you. Do you or did you consider Gannon as a franchise QB? If you did, then you need to modify the plan a bit. If not then we can never agree as I did/do consider Gannon as franchise a QB as one can have. Just saying…

    Even had Gannon been considered a “franchise QB,” we lacked a “top tiered DC” which in my opinion cost 2/3 playoff (2000-02) runs the SB.

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