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Lightning punctuates Alameda sky during practice

The Raiders were about 25 minutes into their night practice Friday when a lightning flash lit up the Alameda sky. It’s enough to make wonder if coach Hue Jackson is busting open a can three days early.
Regardless, we didn’t need the added illumination provided by the lightning to see that tight end Kevin Boss, safety Mike Mitchell and wide receiver Louis Murphy aren’t at practice.
Jackson already declared Murphy out for the Denver Broncos game Monday night. Now, it appears as if he will be joined by Boss and Mitchell, given they haven’t practiced for more than two weeks — Murphy has missed even more time than Boss.
We should get a more definitive answer from Jackson once practice ends and we are allowed to throw out questions.

*Rookie Denarius Moore split time on punt returns with Nick Miller for the first time this week.
That means one of two things. Either Jackson still isn’t sure who he wants returning punts, or he is getting Moore some time back there in case Miller gets injured or struggles early on Monday.

*Rookie running back Taiwan Jones showed up on the official injury report with a foot injury.
Before the report surfaced, there was no mention of Jones’ injury from Jackson, Jones or any of the players.
Jones appeared fine at practice tonight. We will track him down in the locker room and see if he can shed some light on the origin and exten of his injury.

*Word has it that tonight’s practice will be shorter than each of the past two nights.
No, it’s not because of the lightning, just the way Jackson had it planned all along.

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  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders are about 7 million under the cap now:

    priority signings [in order of importance]:

    1st) Mr. Shaughnessy, he is a premier DE which next to QB & LT, DE is the most important position on the field;

    2nd) Mr. McFadden, he is a top 3 rb in the NFL and he will prove it this season;

    3rd) Mr. Vehldeer, he would be number one, but we have him for the next 3 years;

    4th) Mr. J. Campbell, he is our starting qb and he will prove he is worth the long term contract.

    These priorities are based on players performance through the season; I expect each to have a great start; Raiders to be 5-2 by our week 8 bye; thereby proving they are worth big paydays.

  • realtruraider

    Raiders 34 Broncos 24

  • Raidervill

    On AFC Playbook, Baldinger and Joe T picked the Raiders based on their strong inside running game which will lead to some big plays in the play action passing game by JC. Sharpe picked Denver because of Elvis/Von. Scary sack tandem, but they won’t stop the run. Wiz makes us forget Gallery very fast…DMac will have a huge game.

    One Nation Baby…

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Best case senario for Monday night. We’re ahead
    by 17 or more points, we have the ball on the donkeys 22 yard line, there is only 18 seconds left in the game and the ball is directly snapped back to Darren in the wildcat formation. He takes the snap and turns around and starts running away towards our end zone.
    When he gets to the Donkeys 48 yard line, he downs the ball and call time out when the clock ticks down to three (3) seconds.

    Then, Seabass and the kicking team come in and Seabass kicks a 65 yard field goal to set a new record for field goals. That would be like an extra kick in the donkeys butt.

  • realtruraider

    Bresnahan was good, said bad stuff you saw in preseason was “vanilla,” and that first teamers did OK vs. run … Huff is nickel CB (VittorioTafur)

  • priesttj

    Don don’t speak for Al Davis YOU want him to be the man next year. Al Davis knows that kid needs time IMO he has to get his mechanics together those will atke 2 years minimum to get where JC is now. Why would anyone want to go backward as a team. You have a legitimate starter capable of playing at a high level why start a guy who’s not ready? It doesn’t make sense when you have the luxury of not doing that and still being one of the better teams in the league. If we didn’t have a quality starter then OK. But if JC is what I and the org. thinks he is there is no reason to force Pryor into a situation he’s not ready for.

  • RaiderRetribution

    and take a 25yard hit on his rushing stats?

    not gonna happen

  • Pot Roast

    If money doesn’t grow on trees then why do banks have branches?

  • Pot Roast

    54.Hagar the Horrible Says:
    September 9th, 2011 at 9:30 pm
    Best case senario for Monday night. We’re ahead
    by 17 or more points, we have the ball on the donkeys 22 yard line, there is only 18 seconds left in the game and the ball is directly snapped back to Darren in the wildcat formation. He takes the snap and turns around and starts running away towards our end zone.
    When he gets to the Donkeys 48 yard line, he downs the ball and call time out when the clock ticks down to three (3) seconds.

    Then, Seabass and the kicking team come in and Seabass kicks a 65 yard field goal to set a new record for field goals. That would be like an extra kick in the donkeys butt.

    ——-

    SSWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETT!!!!!!

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    56. I agree with everything you said with Pryor. I just dont think they will wait. But will will know next season.

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Then have Kyle take the snap. It’s worth giving Seabass a try up in Denver where the ball travels further. Why not. A record that may stand for years and years, by a Raiders kicker, which would piss off many of the haters is well worth 25 yards in stats.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Have a good night guys. im out.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

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  • realtruraider

    Raiders 34

    Broncos 24

  • Raidervill

    I’ll start talking about Pryor if JC falls apart and the season is toast. Until then he is our 3rd round pick from 2012 and I’m more concerned with 2011. I trust in JC. He seemed to make the right decisions in preseason and looked comfortable. Best QB season for team since Gannon in 2002. This offense was top third in league with an average JC and rookie Ford. I think they improve this year even without ZMill. OLine will also be better…mainly because JV’s improvement at LT and Wiz will grow to be better than Gallery. Still need to get better at RT…maybe Barksdale or Heyer claim spot by mid-season.

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  • lefty12

    I know nobody likes the guy,but on the radio this evening,Trent Dilfer,who will be one of the announcers of the Monday night game, said he believed JC could become a top 12 QB this year.He also said he believed we could be one of the more explosive offenses in the league.Hope he is correct.The problem is he also said A.Smith could also be a top 12 QB,but did admit they were friends and he was biased.

  • willflo818

    So is Corkan gonna post anything else up tonight??

  • Fried Rice

    68.willflo818 Says:
    September 9th, 2011 at 9:46 pm
    So is Corkan gonna post anything else up tonight??

    ””””””””””””””””””””””’

    Why does toilet bowl cleaner only come in the color blue?

  • 1eyedpirate

    Well been listening and talkn wit fellow raiders fans and can tell everyone is crying about this and that when we know nothing about this team yet…. Let’s see on Monday if we r going to be able to move the ball and stop the run…. Not since 02 has there been a better time to be optimistic about a season…. Everything is in place to make a run…. Qb is in second year of system…. Running game is filled with playmakers… Receiving core has hope… And defense returns 10 of 11 starters….. And we have a coach who can lead us with his play calling…. It’s been a while since all these things were in place…. Now if we can stop the run…. Our curse will be over….. No longer will we be the doormat of the NFL….2011-12 raiders 10-6….. Monday oak 31 Denver 20…. Someone in our back field will rip off a big one…..

  • RaiderRetribution

    DEAVTIVATED(updated) PREDICTIONS:

    Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Boss, & Mr. Murphy of course; other 4:

    Mr. Jones, Mr. Giordano, Mr. Miller, and Mr. Brown

  • realtruraider

    Who else is going to be a commentator for the game

  • ghostraiders

    Give me a break… if this team is still under .500 … the hell they wont put in Pryor next season. .. if Campbell was so good.. the old man would have never picked up Pryor. … if Campbell can’t push us to a winning record this season… I wont be surprised if he doesn’t return in 2012…. the team would belong to Pryor. … some people here don’t know what their talking about…

  • RaiderRetribution

    I do not expect the Raiders’ run defense to be tested until weeks 5,6, & 7; we face Foster, Hillis, & Charles.

    The first 4 weeks we simply face Moreno, Jackson [no the other one], Greene, & Green-Ellis.

    Raiders should be a top ten defense against the run after the first 4 weeks, which I think in turn will boost their confidence and aggresive ness in stopping the run when they face top caliber runningbacks.

  • lefty12

    I don’t know if any of you are watching,but Arizona St. has a pretty good looking QB-6’8″-240.He has a quick release and is accurate.Someone to keep an eye on for sure.

  • lefty12

    #73-too easy so I won’t do it!

  • priesttj

    Lefty12
    Gannon said this afternoon that he really thinks highly of JC. They asked him if JC could get us to the playoffs and Gannon said yes. He even said if he does take the next step we’ll win the division.

    Pundits know JC can play they’re more concerned with our rec’g corp than JC…

  • alex7

    RR, jets and patriots will be top 10 running games. Test comes Monday vs coach trying to recreate bruising carolina running game.

  • ghostraiders

    You have to be a fool to think the old man wont put in Pryor in 2012 if Campbell stinks it up this season.. idiotic. …LOL.. geez..

  • http://www.wix.com/GGEden/ggeden GG

    raiders 41
    broncos 17

  • J-Raider

    our defense will take a step or two back this year.. my prediction is: Raiders-38 Broncos-37

    i beleive in our offense, there are too many homerun-hitters on this offense to not score points. however, i could see alot of our games being shoot-outs, kinda like the colts did from ’02 through ’06 before their defense got a little better, except our offense will be scoring by the ground AND the pass…

  • J-Raider

    74.RaiderRetribution Says:
    September 9th, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    I do not expect the Raiders’ run defense to be tested until weeks 5,6, & 7; we face Foster, Hillis, & Charles.

    The first 4 weeks we simply face Moreno, Jackson [no the other one], Greene, & Green-Ellis.

    Raiders should be a top ten defense against the run after the first 4 weeks, which I think in turn will boost their confidence and aggresive ness in stopping the run when they face top caliber runningbacks.

    ——————————–
    honestly i agree with you about our run d, only because i think teams are gonna be passing all over us.. we need a darren sharper or a trade for cortlan finnagen to help this defense be anywhere near top ten…

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