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Speculation shifts to Boller

Speculation is shifting more than the Hayward fault with regard to the Raiders’ quarterback situation.

ESPN reversed field on its report earlier this week that Carson Palmer was “expected” to start and is now saying he isn’t ready. The NFL Network Friday has Kyle Boller as the “likely” starter.

As for Hue Jackson, he said he’ll sit down and determine the starter tonight over an Irish Coffee but later said he knows who is going to start. Almost forgot _ Jackson also at one point said someone “would run out there first,” which naturally leads to speculation about another quarterback running out there second. Or even third, should the Raiders put in some Wildcat for Terrelle Pryor.

More news and notes:

– Should Sebastian Janikowski be unable to play against the Chiefs, it would mean more than junking their under-the-leg pitch play from holder Shane Lechler which worked so well against the Chiefs a few years back.

It would mean considering going for more fourth downs near the 50-yard line, or possibly playing for field position and having Lechler attempt to pin the Chiefs back in their own territory.

– Middle linebacker Rolando McClain didn’t practice for the third straight day with a sprained ankle. He wasn’t working with the rehab crew along with Marcel Reece, however, staying near the defense as if he may still be a part of the game plan.

Still, Jackson conceded McClain, injured against Houston, is “not as well as he was a week ago. I want to make sure we’re very cautious with him.”

Darryl Blackstock is the backup at middle linebacker.

– Dave Rayner is by far the most experienced of the three place kickers who were brought in for tryouts Friday as insurance for Janikowski.

Rayner is 55-for-75 on field goal attempts for his career and was 13-for-16 last season with the Detroit Lions. In 206, Rayner was 26-for-35 against Green Bay.

Rhys Lloyd has primarily been a kickoff specialist, although he does have a 56-yard field goal for the Frankfurt Galaxy. Ricky Schmitt, who has been in Raiders camp before, was 2-for-3 in field goal attempts with the 49ers in 2009 and was most recently in San Diego’s camp as a punter.

– Jackson didn’t seem overly concerned about Richard Seymour appearing on the injury report with a knee injury and sitting out practice.

“I think Richard will be fine,” Jackson said. “I think those lists are what they are . . . I mean, we have to put out that information, but I think Richard will be fine and ready to go.”

–Speculation that Palmer’s velocity and arm strength has been an issue was refuted by Jackson.

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Jackson said. “He’s throwing the ball like you wouldn’t believe. Trust me, if he’s out there _ I mean, we wouldn’t have signed him if he couldn’t throw.

“I get surprised at those kinds of questions because I would never put the guy on the team or (trade) draft picks like that if he couldn’t throw the ball or he could not do or be what I think he has the potential to be.”

– Four games, four sellouts. Yes, there have been some giveaways in terms of tickets, but it’s impressive considering there was a season ticket base probably in the 27,000 range at the beginning of the season.

– Defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan had this to say about linking the Raiders’ blitzing frequency to the absence of owner Al Davis:

“Some of the comments about with the passing of coach Davis that now we’re free to do more things and all that, that’s not really the case. If you go back to when I was here before, we mixed the zone pressures, the man pressures, the zone coverage, the man coverage, and it gives you an opportunity to create turnovers because you don’t always have to cover people playing with their back to the ball.”

And this:

“Hue is a big believer, and coach Davis always said it, take your play-makers and put them in play-making positions.”

– Interesting to see how new acquisition Chinedum Ndukwe fits in with a team that already has a pair of classic strong safety-types in Tyvon Branch and Mike Mitchell.

“Chinedum’s a physical player,” Bresnahan said. “When he hits you in the middle of the field you know it and he can make some impact hits.”

How much will he play against the Chiefs?

“To what level on defense and special teams it’s still to be seen as the week goes on and the game goes on,” Bresnahan said. “But he’s a guy who could step in and not miss a beat.”

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  • mcfadden20.

    Ghost what you think about Penn state by 5 over northwestern

  • mcfadden20.

    Later Ghost..

  • mcfadden20.

    Stay Dakota , I know ur A good fan and I like you like Lakers too:)

  • Mum-O-killowe

    Qodrn Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 9:35 pm
    THE RAIDER PREDICTION BOARD
    Dedicated to the legacy of Al Davis
    Protected by the rally squirrel and Coliseum rodents

    First: Ghostraider (exact score)
    Second: Sullivan44
    Third: Pretty Rick
    Fourth: Sullivan44
    Fifth: Fingers
    Sixth: Zymurge Raiders 23, Browns 17
    Honorable Mention: LA for PAIN

    860Todd Christensen 27/17 Raids
    909RaiderLifer RAIDERS—30 QUEEFS—17
    [BREAKING NEWS] Raiders 45 KC 10
    Albert Bigelow Paine Raiders 21, Chiefs 17
    antispy3 Raiders 23 Chefs 13
    The Big Banana Raiders 27 Chefs 17
    Big Honkin Balls Oakland 35 KC ass wipes 10
    Blackmamba_20 Raiders 34 Cheifs 16
    CanuckRaider Raiders 27 Chefs 17
    Carl Weathers Raiders 23-20 queefs
    Chris in NY Raiders 31-10
    crazy_eyepatch OctobOak – 34 KC – 17 GO RAIDERS!
    Dakota Raiders 24, Queefs 13
    downsouthraider Raiders 24 Queefs 10
    EMRaiders KC 16 OAK 21
    exlaraiderseasonticketholder 34-10 Raiders.
    fingers Raiders 27…Chefs 17 Long live Raider Nation!
    Florio’s pick: Raiders 27, Chiefs 23.
    ghostraiders Raiders 20 chiefs 14…
    go raiders go oakland 41 kc 13
    Hagar the Horrible Raiders 27 – KC 23
    HueKnows Raiders 42-28
    J Hill Raiders 27 Chiefs 13
    JLofty Raiders 24 – Queefs 13
    John David Booty 42-10 Raiders
    John Tweedy Raiders – 17 Chiefs – 10
    Just Fire Baby Raiders 17 Chiefs 16
    L.A. Raider Dave Oak 31 KC 14.
    Lowdown_in_Beijing Raiders 26 Chefs 0
    mcfadden20 Raiders 31-9 over stupid chiefs
    Method To My Madness Raiders 35 Quiefs 17
    mikedlopes Raiders: 37 – Chiefs: 17
    More Steam oakland 41 kc 13
    neilb Raiders 30 Chiefs 10.
    NFL.COM predicts Raiders – 19 Chiefs – 16
    No Mas Diamante Raiders 44 – queefs 17
    o oakland 45 kc 10
    PlunkforHOF Raiders 17 Queefs 3
    Pretty Rick Raiders-27 Chiefs-13
    qodrn Raiders 20 Chiefs 17
    r8rhemi Raiders 32 Chiefs 20
    r8eray 24-17 Raiders
    RaiderChaos Raiders 35 Quiefs 17
    Raiderjambo RAIDERS 31 chefs 10
    raiderjhawk RAIDERS 38 – squaws 6
    RaiderRetribution Raiders 38 – Kansas City 0
    RaiderRockstar Oakland 13 Kansas Pity 10
    Raiders_83 Raiders 41 Squaws 13
    raidermarty RAIDERS 24 chiefs 13 CODE BLACK!!!
    RaiderYYZ Raiders 28 Chiefs 13
    The Realist Dirty Raccoon Al Davis Raiders- 31
    kc queefs- 13
    RedneckRaider 34-13
    rob_raider raiders 34 chiefs 13
    Ryan If Palmer starts: Raiders 34 Chiefs 10
    If Boller starts: Raiders 24 Chiefs 20
    Rosenthal’s pick: Raiders 26, Chiefs 20.
    Silverandblack666 Raiders 23 Chiefs 16
    SilverAndBlackBleeder Raiders 37 Chiefs 17
    SilverNBlackPA Raiders 23 – Chiefs 16
    SR Raider Raiders 24, Chiefs 21
    Sullivan44 Raiders 31, Chiefs 24
    StraitOutofComptonRaidr Raiders 24 Chiefs 10
    TheToozFan55 Raiders 17, KC 10
    Tjbwall Raiders 38 Cheifs 13
    Try Some Reality Raiders 27 Chiefs 16
    Whats a Drexl? Raiders 24 Chiefs 21

    __________________________________

    Oakland – 21

    K.C. – 9

  • Dakota

    269.Dakota Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Okay people.

    I know I have pizzed a ton of people off in here over the years. Maybe it is time for me to hang up my spurs.

    But let’s at least make this interesting.

    One of you should make a DAKOTA HATER list.

    If you no longer want me to post comments in this blog, then mark yourself as a “Dakota Hater”. If you still want me to post comments in here, mark yourself as a “Dakota Tolerater”.

    If at 12 o’clock am on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 there are more than 50% of the RECOGNIZABLE commentators (maddenraider, your aliases only get one vote) that want me to leave the blog forever, then I will do so. I am a man of my word.
    ++++++++++++++++++++

    DAKOTA HATERS:
    Ghostraiders
    Lefty12 (on the fence right now)

    DAKOTA TOLERATERS
    Dakota lol
    mcfadden20

  • mcfadden20.

    What’s up with your boy KB24 ? Is he going to play in Italy or what? Last I heard they were willing to give him 2 millions , just for showin up at one game. How cool is that?

  • Dakota

    307.mcfadden20. Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 11:48 pm
    What’s up with your boy KB24 ? Is he going to play in Italy or what? Last I heard they were willing to give him 2 millions , just for showin up at one game. How cool is that?
    ++++++++++++++

    If it were up to me Kobe would just spend the lockout in one of Romanowski’s hyperbaric chambers.

  • mcfadden20.

    Dakota, it’s usually dead at here , around this time. You should ask the morning posters tommorrow :)

  • mcfadden20.

    Get your votes tomorrow ..

  • Dakota

    310.mcfadden20. Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 11:52 pm
    Get your votes tomorrow ..
    +++++++++++

    Will do…..democracy at its finest!

  • mcfadden20.

    So Dakota is there gonna be a NBA Swazi this year or not?

  • mcfadden20.

    Season^^*

  • Dakota

    312.mcfadden20. Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 11:54 pm
    So Dakota is there gonna be a NBA Swazi this year or not?
    ++++++++++

    Well, there might be NBA games in Africa.

  • lefty12

    Who cares.Let them sit,worst pro sport there is.Hope they never settle.

  • Dakota

    Come on Lefty….make the call.

    You know how I think I am smarter than most of you guys. You know I am always right and rub it into people’s faces. Go with your gut Lefty12!

  • lefty12

    It won’t work Dakota.I know you aren’t smarter than most,I know you are wrong as often as you are right,and I know you always twist facts and what people say during discussions.But,you are good for a few laughs now and then and your bogus posts are usually pretty good.I also love the fact you fool so many of these gullible folks.

  • http://ggeden.wordpress.com/ GG

    GG says
    Raiders 38 Chiefs 10

  • mcfadden20.

    Out for reals now , code black

  • Dakota

    317.lefty12 Says:
    October 22nd, 2011 at 12:06 am
    It won’t work Dakota.I know you aren’t smarter than most,I know you are wrong as often as you are right,and I know you always twist facts and what people say during discussions.But,you are good for a few laughs now and then and your bogus posts are usually pretty good.I also love the fact you fool so many of these gullible folks.
    _________________

    Come on, let’s do this. Here is your chance. You will never see those post-draft DHB re-posts that pissed you off so much again!

  • Mum-O-killowe

    Dakota Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 11:48 pm
    269.Dakota Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Okay people.

    I know I have pizzed a ton of people off in here over the years. Maybe it is time for me to hang up my spurs.

    But let’s at least make this interesting.

    One of you should make a DAKOTA HATER list.

    If you no longer want me to post comments in this blog, then mark yourself as a “Dakota Hater”. If you still want me to post comments in here, mark yourself as a “Dakota Tolerater”.

    If at 12 o’clock am on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 there are more than 50% of the RECOGNIZABLE commentators (maddenraider, your aliases only get one vote) that want me to leave the blog forever, then I will do so. I am a man of my word.
    ++++++++++++++++++++

    DAKOTA HATERS:
    Ghostraiders
    Lefty12 (on the fence right now)

    DAKOTA TOLERATERS
    Dakota lol
    mcfadden20

    ____________________________________

    Dakota Lover.

    If we all thought and acted the same there would be no entertainment.
    I guess we could all become Monks.

  • Dakota

    You guys claim I am not a true fan of the Raiders.

    You guys put me in the same category as MaddenRaider.

    You guys are tired of my antics.

    By definition I am a troll because I stir the pot in here.

    I am arrogant.

    I am a republican! And most of you are liberal fuksticks.

    Here is your chance boyz. Kick me the fuk outta here if you want!

  • Mum-O-killowe

    GG Says:
    October 22nd, 2011 at 12:07 am
    GG says
    Raiders 38 Chiefs 10

    ___________________________________

    How? Kc is gonna put 8-9 in the box when less than 8 yards to 1st dwn. If D gets 7 and ST get 7 and the O gets 14 still only 28 pts.

    We will prob get burned on a blitz for a long TD also. This is gonna be more a typical AFC West grudge match.

    Cause I say so#

  • Dakota

    269.Dakota Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Okay people.

    I know I have pizzed a ton of people off in here over the years. Maybe it is time for me to hang up my spurs.

    But let’s at least make this interesting.

    One of you should make a DAKOTA HATER list.

    If you no longer want me to post comments in this blog, then mark yourself as a “Dakota Hater”. If you still want me to post comments in here, mark yourself as a “Dakota Tolerater”.

    If at 12 o’clock am on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 there are more than 50% of the RECOGNIZABLE commentators (maddenraider, your aliases only get one vote) that want me to leave the blog forever, then I will do so. I am a man of my word.
    ++++++++++++++++++++

    DAKOTA HATERS:
    Ghostraiders
    Lefty12 (on the fence right now)

    DAKOTA TOLERATERS
    Dakota lol
    mcfadden20
    Mum-O-killowe

    I’ll checkback in the moring.

  • lefty12

    Dakota,I don’t care one way or the other,I can always do what I do now-just skip over your comments most of the time and ignore you.

  • Dakota

    “I’ll checkback in the moring.”

    OR I’ll check back in the morning…..whiskey fingers getting to me!

    Lefty12,

    Stop being a wuss. Take a stance for once in your life. I know you ALWAYS read my posts. I can tell by your comments that you are referencing me when you are angry many times. You are usually too scared to mention my name though….

  • Mum-O-killowe

    Dakota Says:
    October 22nd, 2011 at 12:19 am
    You guys claim I am not a true fan of the Raiders.

    You guys put me in the same category as MaddenRaider.

    You guys are tired of my antics.

    By definition I am a troll because I stir the pot in here.

    I am arrogant.

    I am a republican! And most of you are liberal fuksticks.

    Here is your chance boyz. Kick me the fuk outta here if you want!

    ______________________________________________

    F it then, get the he|| outta here bee atch*

    I am a Red Blooded Gun toting Freedom loving Republic myself. Never apologize for it! Shove it down their throats!

  • hendu

    Dakota,so when did you begin giving a rip what people say or think?You feelin alright?Just enjoy the debate and keep postin! Raiders!!!!!

  • Mum-O-killowe

    Raaaaaiderrrrrrrrsss

    Raaaaaiderrrrrrrrsss

    Raaaaaiderrrrrrrrsss

  • lefty12

    Afraid -LMFAO.You are in the same category as Sully(Aliases),Alex,brown,and a few others.You try to rile people on a blog.Makes you feel like a big man.That is you-little big man.But even though I don’t like you,you have as much right to spew your BS as anyone.

  • Dakota

    330.lefty12 Says:
    October 22nd, 2011 at 12:35 am
    Afraid -LMFAO.You are in the same category as Sully(Aliases),Alex,brown,and a few others.You try to rile people on a blog.Makes you feel like a big man.That is you-little big man.But even though I don’t like you,you have as much right to spew your BS as anyone.
    _________

    Wuss.

  • http://ggeden.wordpress.com/ GG

    Ok click my name for the finished “Carson Wants To Play With Somebody”.

  • qodrn

    THE RAIDER PREDICTION BOARD
    Dedicated to the legacy of Al Davis
    Protected by the rally squirrel and Coliseum rodents

    First: Ghostraider (exact score)
    Second: Sullivan44
    Third: Pretty Rick
    Fourth: Sullivan44
    Fifth: Fingers
    Sixth: Zymurge Raiders 23, Browns 17
    Honorable Mention: LA for PAIN

    860Todd Christensen 27/17 Raids
    909RaiderLifer RAIDERS—30 QUEEFS—17
    [BREAKING NEWS] Raiders 45 KC 10
    Albert Bigelow Paine Raiders 21, Chiefs 17
    antispy3 Raiders 23 Chefs 13
    The Big Banana Raiders 27 Chefs 17
    Big Honkin Balls Oakland 35 KC ass wipes 10
    Blackmamba_20 Raiders 34 Cheifs 16
    CanuckRaider Raiders 27 Chefs 17
    Carl Weathers Raiders 23-20 queefs
    Chris in NY Raiders 31-10
    crazy_eyepatch OctobOak – 34 KC – 17 GO RAIDERS!
    Dakota Raiders 24, Queefs 13
    downsouthraider Raiders 24 Queefs 10
    EMRaiders KC 16 OAK 21
    exlaraiderseasonticketholder 34-10 Raiders.
    fingers Raiders 27…Chefs 17 Long live Raider Nation!
    Florio’s pick: Raiders 27, Chiefs 23.
    GG Raiders 38 Chiefs 10
    ghostraiders Raiders 20 chiefs 14…
    go raiders go oakland 41 kc 13
    Hagar the Horrible Raiders 27 – KC 23
    HueKnows Raiders 42-28
    J Hill Raiders 27 Chiefs 13
    JLofty Raiders 24 – Queefs 13
    John David Booty 42-10 Raiders
    John Tweedy Raiders – 17 Chiefs – 10
    Just Fire Baby Raiders 17 Chiefs 16
    L.A. Raider Dave Oak 31 KC 14.
    Lowdown_in_Beijing Raiders 26 Chefs 0
    mcfadden20 Raiders 31-9 over stupid chiefs
    Method To My Madness Raiders 35 Quiefs 17
    mikedlopes Raiders: 37 – Chiefs: 17
    More Steam oakland 41 kc 13
    Mum-O-killowe Oakland – 21 K.C. – 9
    neilb Raiders 30 Chiefs 10.
    NFL.COM predicts Raiders – 19 Chiefs – 16
    No Mas Diamante Raiders 44 – queefs 17
    o oakland 45 kc 10
    PlunkforHOF Raiders 17 Queefs 3
    Pretty Rick Raiders-27 Chiefs-13
    qodrn Raiders 20 Chiefs 17
    r8rhemi Raiders 32 Chiefs 20
    r8eray 24-17 Raiders
    RaiderChaos Raiders 35 Quiefs 17
    Raiderjambo RAIDERS 31 chefs 10
    raiderjhawk RAIDERS 38 – squaws 6
    RaiderRetribution Raiders 38 – Kansas City 0
    RaiderRockstar Oakland 13 Kansas Pity 10
    Raiders_83 Raiders 41 Squaws 13
    raidermarty RAIDERS 24 chiefs 13 CODE BLACK!!!
    RaiderYYZ Raiders 28 Chiefs 13
    The Realist Dirty Raccoon Al Davis Raiders- 31
    kc queefs- 13
    RedneckRaider 34-13
    rob_raider raiders 34 chiefs 13
    Ryan If Palmer starts: Raiders 34 Chiefs 10
    If Boller starts: Raiders 24 Chiefs 20
    Rosenthal’s pick: Raiders 26, Chiefs 20.
    Silverandblack666 Raiders 23 Chiefs 16
    SilverAndBlackBleeder Raiders 37 Chiefs 17
    SilverNBlackPA Raiders 23 – Chiefs 16
    SR Raider Raiders 24, Chiefs 21
    Sullivan44 Raiders 31, Chiefs 24
    StraitOutofComptonRaidr Raiders 24 Chiefs 10
    TheToozFan55 Raiders 17, KC 10
    Tjbwall Raiders 38 Cheifs 13
    Try Some Reality Raiders 27 Chiefs 16
    Whats a Drexl? Raiders 24 Chiefs 21

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