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McFadden on crutches, McClain in protective boot

Every team says the bye week comes at a good time, regardless when it might come during a season. In the Raiders’ case, this time it’s wise to take them at their word.

Several media spotted running back Darren McFadden on crutches, with a protective boot on his right foot. Middle linebacker Rolando McClain was spotted with his left foot in a protective boot. Tight end Kevin Boss is one day removed from a concussion. And that doesn’t take into account the numerous players nicked and dinged from the first seven games this season, including kicker Sebastain Janikowski.

McFadden made it through only two carries against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday before he retreated to the locker room for treatment. Coach Hue Jackson held out McFadden the rest of the game.

McClain was in and out of the game, with Darryl Blackstock filling in whenever needed. Boss left the game for good after he was hit hard at the end of a catch-and-run play.

Fortunately for the Raiders, they don’t play another game for two weeks, Nov. 6 against the Denver Broncos. That gives them enough time to get back most of their players.

It also gives new quarterback Carson Palmer ample time to get in synch with his receivers, learn more than 10 percent of the playbook — that’s the figure he said he knew going into the Chiefs game — and get into better shape after being away from the NFL the past nine-plus months.

To that end, several of Oakland’s wide receivers said they intend to stick around during the team’s four off days this week (Thursday-Sunday) so that they can get in added work with Palmer.

“It’s going to be very important,” wide receiver Jacoby Ford said. “This is something that I definitely think we need. We’re going to have to work hard and get good with him, just to get the timing down and be here with him. That’s on my mind right now.”

Wide receiver Derek Hagan has worked out with Palmer in Southern California in recent offseasons. He said Palmer’s arm strength is fine. The issue is forgetting about what it’s like catching passes from Kyle Boller and Jason Campbell and learning what it’s like working with Palmer.

“We know we need to be here, and we’re going to be here,” Hagan said. “For us to get on the same page and get this thing clicking again, it’s obviously going to take more of an effort from us to put more time in just to make sure we’re doing those little things right.”

It’s not just the receivers who are hell-bent upon putting in the work. Rookie running back Taiwan Jones said he and his backfield mates are all-in, as well.

“It was pretty much clear once we lost, we all know that we have a lot of work to do,” Jones said. “We’re all committed to staying and getting Palmer in the rhythm he needs to be in.”

SCHILENS SAYS HE’S FINE

Wide receiver Chaz Schilens was among the seven players deactivated for the Chiefs game. When asked if he is hurt, Schilens said he is “fine” and getting ready to get on the field and get in some running.

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  • LA to TheBay

    yep, cp3 did not have a good game. one int to flowers was bad, but the other 2 were on the recs. btw cp3 did his best to chase flowers down as he housed the int…can’t tell you how many times i have seen other raider qb’s give up and stand by watching feeling sorry instead of giving chase. cp3 did seem to care…so again, your assessment is far from accurate or rational.

    ——–

    Yup, only guy trying to make the tackle as I remember.

    Carson will due just fine here.

    Lets get off the ledge, folks.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    And you said JaMarcus was a franchise Qb, idiot.

    The end
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    Seymour Bush Says:
    October 24th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    STFU!! You said DHB should be gone, he is fast becoming an excellent receiver. You said Janikowsky should be gone, he is one of the best kickers of all time. Richard Seymour is not having a pro bowl season, he is having an ALL PRO season. But you don’t know anything about anything. And BTW, shagging cans out of the garbage in the Coliseum parking lots in not going to games

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Lefty – true, it is facts, but it doesn’t need to be said. It’s like losing a game and telling the media, yea, I was a little banged up, but I should’ve got the job done.

    Any athlete would much rather follow a guy who says “I didn’t get it done” than the guy who says “I didn’t get it done, but my leg wasn’t 100%”

  • Method To My Madness

    Palmer was brought in when it was 21-0…i dont think he should be getting ragged on so bad. Yeah he threw bad INTs….well he always has done that….didnt help that some WRs looking shellshocked out there…..DMOORE?

  • raiderinparadise

    *********No more Irish Coffee for Hue Jackson***********

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Only a flaming kum guzzler would say cutesy wootsy on a sports blog, go pet your cat.
    _______

    # Seymour Bush Says:
    October 24th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Let’s get cutesy wootsy back here.

  • Method To My Madness

    Mista vs Oakglenn battle….best thing going…running strong for close to 4 years now

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    AGAIN for the millionth time, I’m not complaining about Carson, and I’m PULLING 4 the guy. I just know dude hasn’t always been the most stand up guy, and the CP we’ve seen the past few years is the CP I know until we see the CP of old. Hopefully, Hue Jackson can conjure some things up and get that CP to come out and play. And if/when he does, I’ll be the first one on the bandwagon, but right now, as always, I’m on the “Go Raiders” bandwagon, but I’m also officially on the “I really don’t know what we have in this guy we gave up 2 first rounders for” bandwagon. I would like to get off of that 2nd bandwagon sometime soon.

  • Seymour Bush

    you mentioned arm strength as a concern in your original post. sorry, i saw no lack of that at the game. if anything it is a timing issue to be sessed out with the receivers. they are not used to seeing the ball come out like that and are not in correct position in their routes to make a move on the ball.

    yep, cp3 did not have a good game. one int to flowers was bad, but the other 2 were on the recs. btw cp3 did his best to chase flowers down as he housed the int…can’t tell you how many times i have seen other raider qb’s give up and stand by watching feeling sorry instead of giving chase. cp3 did seem to care…so again, your assessment is far from accurate or rational.
    ================================================

    What I saw was a professional Q out there who looked like he hadn’t practiced with the team. On one completion to one of the backs, it was a thing of beauty how Palmer looked off the entire defense and then hit the back in the left zone for a nice gain.

  • ArmChair GM

    On another note, Jason Campbell does have good taste in women.

    He’s got a nice looking, little Black and Latina fiancee, that he’s playing house with over in Alameda on Bay Farm Island.

    They been showing them on Comcast Sports Network.

    Good job Jason. Game recognize game fam bam.

  • Seymour Bush

    MistaBrown Says:
    October 24th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Only a flaming kum guzzler would say cutesy wootsy on a sports blog, go pet your cat.
    ==========================================

    Sounds like you know something about flaming kum guzzling. It’s that’s how you afford tickets? By Blowing Whiner fans and then coming over here?

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    ArnChair, did you find Murphy & Ford to be sickening on that show especially Murphy talking about his speed.

    *puke*

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    254.Method To My Madness Says:
    October 24th, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    Palmer was brought in when it was 21-0…i dont think he should be getting ragged on so bad. Yeah he threw bad INTs….well he always has done that….didnt help that some WRs looking shellshocked out there…..DMOORE?

    —————————————————-

    Agreed, they definitely could’ve helped the guy out…loving your “well he always has done that” comment mixed in the middle of all that…at least you’re telling it like it is……Lol

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    LOL, MR and 666 having a fight about where they went to college. If anyone cares, I went to Harvard business school, made a ton of money, and retired a 32. I check into this blog when I’m bored and chat with you guys while sitting in a pile of cash.

  • VanHeathen

    I’m glad the media is turning against us…
    We’ve always been at our best with an “us against the world” mentality…
    If it bothers you that we aren’t the media’s flavor of the week, you probably need to find another team to follow.
    As the pre kick off video says, in the NFL there are 31 franchises, and then there is the Oakland Raiders!

  • ArmChair GM

    MistaBrown Says:
    October 24th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    ArnChair, did you find Murphy & Ford to be sickening on that show especially Murphy talking about his speed.

    *puke*
    _______________________________________________________

    Hahaha…Right now, everything Murphy says on camera is sickening to me.

    He needs to do his talking on the football field and shut his mouth.

  • lefty12

    Mistic,Palmer wasn’t supposed to play.Boller was worse than just stinking up the place.HJ asked him if he wanted to go in-that is what HJ said today in his press conference.Palmer said hell ya,lets go.You find it troubling our QB wanted to get in a game and get his feet wet because the original plan was for him to not play?I’d find it more troubling if he didn’t want to play and so would everyone else-including you.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Not just a d-bag but a liar too.

    Bravo!
    ______

    # Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    October 24th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    LOL, MR and 666 having a fight about where they went to college. If anyone cares, I went to Harvard business school, made a ton of money, and retired a 32. I check into this blog when I’m bored and chat with you guys while sitting in a pile of cash.

  • VanHeathen

    Palmer on 3 days practice w/ 10% of the Reps and 10% of the playbook, is way better than Boller…

    Jeff Garcia says the NFL is littered w/ #2 QB’ss who are no threat to the #1 to keep their confidence high.
    Also said, it’s the #2′s worst nightmare to come in and stink it up like Boller did yesterday, as to threaten their paycheck…JG keepin it real, even if he does have an axe to grind…

  • ArmChair GM

    ArmChair GM Says:
    October 24th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    On another note, Jason Campbell does have good taste in women.

    He’s got a nice looking, little Black and Latina fiancee, that he’s playing house with over in Alameda on Bay Farm Island.

    They been showing them on Comcast Sports Network.

    Good job Jason. Game recognize game fam bam.
    _______________________________________________________

    And she fiesty too. Started talking trash to him in Spanglish,lol.

    Her name is Jenny Montes, they keep showing her name over and over. Angling for one of them Sports Wives reality shows maybe?lol

  • olinesux

    where did the racist go? Tend to the sheep?

  • elraidmanhattan

    Boller was relieved due to mercy, he has norigh to lead any team. Palmer went in because hue was desperate, the results sucked, but I can see the repore over the next couple of weeks with his receivers is critical lots of catching up to do this isn’t back yard footballDHB is the key, oh I forgot people like corkran thinks he stinks.

  • ArmChair GM

    We got whooped yesterday. Time to get healthy and regroup!

    Just Win Baby!

  • Seymour Bush

    MistaBrown Says:
    October 24th, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Thec, yesterday was a day to forget man. Ticks went to waste…
    ============================================

    What happened, you trade your tickets for a nudie mag, but then found out that it had women not dudes in it?

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Here are Campbell and his wife. They have a website for their wedding:

    http://jasoncampbellandjennymonteswedding.com/

  • ArmChair GM

    New post!

  • SayWhat?

    The Good:
    -Palmer’s arm looked good. Throwing strikes at times based on the situation he was thrown into was definitely promising.
    -The offensive line rebounded in the 2nd half. Palmer had ample time to look over the field and set his feet. Granted situations called for little to no blitzing from KC but the OL on most occasions seemed to give him extra time in the pocket.
    -Curry played pretty well from a fan’s camera angle and Bey seems to continue to make strides

    The bad
    -Overcoming injuries to your starting QB, RB, FB, MLB, K, TE, DE, and 3 of your top DB’s is tough to do. Players need to step in and step up. Reserves were definitely not up to the task yesterday
    -The WRs need to get used to Palmer and his arm strength fast. 2 of Palmer’s 3 INT’s were WR fault. Moore’s drop and Murphy’s half a#*ed route. He slowed towards the end of his route and didn’t make his break. Was clear he wasn’t the primary read. Palmer was pressured on a blitz and needed to get it out. Threw it to where Murph should’ve been.

    The ugly
    -Coach Jackson needs to get over himself and fast. It’s one thing to throw in an agressive trick play strategically to keep a team honest and provide a spark. Its another to do it just because you feel a need to create or maintain some type of identity or style. No matter how you slice it you can’t tell me that putting pryor in motion on a QB sneak is any more effective than just lining up over center and pushing the pile forward. Sometimes you can outsmart yourself when you’re forced to think too much and execution becomes the first casualty. (see pryor, mike bush, and cooper carlisle)
    -WR need to fight for the deep ball. Although grossly misthrown by Boller, Bey and Moore need to fight for the ball when it’s one on one coverage and at the very least break up the play.

    Two thoughts….

    One. Playing Palmer was the right move. The game was out of hand in the 3rd. At the very least it gets his feet wet and puts him in a game situation. Giving up one half of football to help prepare a man and a team for 9 remaining games is hardly a stupid move. Boller had one sustained drive in the entire first half and it wasn’t going to get any better without McFadden.

    Secondly, Tebow IS a miracle worker….but not on the field. He’s a miracle worker with the press and the general unbiased public. His play is so pitiful that mounting a measly 15 point comeback against the stomach sickening Dolphins becomes front page news. Go ahead and get on that bandwagon Bronco fans. Disregarding the blatantly obvious is just careless. Call it what it was. A garbage performance by a quarterback who can’t throw and managed to pull it together to beat a very below average team. You can call it hope when he actually does something to warrant it.

  • GoodOle00

    WHAT WENT WRONG:
    After action report…

    http://www.raidernationstation.com/raider_huddle

    and why it won’t happen again

  • oldschoolraider

    Someone needs to talk some sense into Hue. This is the NFL, not some damned reality show. Enough with the gamb ler BS. It’s not his job to provide the media with sound bytes. Let Saunders call the offense.

  • raiderinparadise

    There are zero people to tell Hue what he is/isn;t doing wrong. HE knows this and he is acting like it/coaching like it/trading like it.

  • Pistol9

    As a Razorback, DMac always had feet problems and I see that hasn’t changed. Surely a shoe manufacturer out there somewhere can design an atheletic shoe for him to use playing football.

  • JohnnyRaider

    We have a good corp of WR’s please do not try to bring in TO. If DMAC can not go against Denver, work out T. Jones to take his place. Sure hope Boss will be cleared against Denver.

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  • PA RAIDER

    I’m ready to see Tebow get crushed, let him try that QB draw against us, he will run right into a silver and black wall.

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