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Spring break in session for Raiders

It’s get-away day for most of the Raiders, with the last of this week’s practices in the books and four days off between now and the next practice.

Most of the players wasted little time showering, throwing on clean clothes and jumping in their vehicles for a mad dash to far reaches of the country. They did so only after receiving a message from coach Hue Jackson.

“Most important is, one, that you represent this organization and this team and don’t do anything stupid that will cost you not to be a member of this football team,” Jackson said. “That’s first and foremost. Number 2 is, make sure you spend time with loved ones, family, friends, people that are important.”

Jackson said he also wants his players to return with clearn minds, refreshed bodies and a burning desire to finish strong the final nine games.

“You got to take a day or two, let your body heal and all those good things,” Jackson said. “But we got to be thinking about what we’ve got to do when we get back, which is Denver, and getting ready for the Denver Broncos.”

Quarterback Carson Palmer is among those sticking around during the days off. He intends to work with some, if not all, of the wide receivers in an attempt to get down the plays, the timing and in better synch with each other.

Jackson said that he will instruct Palmer in advance on some things he wants accomplished, given coaches aren’t allowed to oversee practices or workouts the next four days.

“I feel like I’m back in high school studying and cramming for the SATs or something like that,” Palmer said. “But it’s a lot more fun. Football is a lot more fun than that. It’s been a lot of work. It’s been some long days but great days. I’ve enjoyed a lot of it. I still have a ways to go. I still have a little bit of time to get it down before we really get into next Wednesday’s work.”

JACKSON WON’T SPECULATE ABOUT CAMPBELL

Quarterback Jason Campbell’s season changed dramatically 10 days ago when he was tackled by Browns linebacker Scott Fujita on a play that resulted in a broken right collarbone.

Many players would be in seclusion, going through the rehabilitation process, wondering “Why me?” and not surfacing until fully healed. Not Campbell. He was on the sideline last Sunday, consulting with the other quarterbacks, making himself available and cheering on his teammates.

On Wednesday, Campbell was right in the middle of things once again, walking around on the field during practice, with his arm in a sling, and at the ready in whatever capacity.

Jackson said Campbell also has taken part in team meetings and everything else he was accustomed to doing before the injury.

That’s just part of Campbell’s makeup as a leader, team player and consummate professional. It’s part of what endears him to Jackson and his teammates.

“I see all these reports and all the things that get said,” Jackson said. “(Everyone) knows how I feel about Jason, what I think about Jason. He’s a huge reason why this team was 4-2, and I wish nothing but the best for Jason.”

Jackson was referring to reports about Campbell’s days as a Raider being all but over, even if Campbell returns to full health before season’s end.

“I know everything that gets said,” Jackson said. “I don’t subscribe to that. As I told (everyone) before, we’ll see where he is when we’re healthy. He’s a ways away from being healthy. He needs to get himself back to where he was, and that’s going to take some time. Nobody knows how long that’s going to take. It could take for the rest of the season. It could be five weeks. Nobody knows. So we’ll conduct business that way.”

Campbell underwent surgery Oct. 17. The prognosis is for the recovery to take six weeks or so. Therefore, he conceivably could be back in time for the final month of the regular season.

And what happens when Campbell returns?

“I’ll tell you that when we get there,” Jackson said. “I can’t answer that right now, because he isn’t healthy. So that’s all speculation. I’m not going to speculate on anything until I have to make that kind of decision, and that’s not one that needs to be made right now.”

Campbell has not been made available to the media since his injury. He has granted interviews to several radio stations, though.

The smart money says, Jackson will stick with Palmer at quarterback if Palmer is playing well when Campbell is healthy. If Palmer is injured or struggling, Jackson might feel compelled to go back to Campbell for the stretch run.

Palmer is under contract through 2014. Campbell’s contract expires at the end of this season.

Tonight, Campbell is on Comcast. During the interview, Campbell says, “I’m a starter in this league. … I’m not ready to accept being in a backup role.”

RAIDERS WORK OUT PLAYERS

Three players worked out for the Raiders as soon as practice ended. Jackson declined to identify the players and said the workouts weren’t anything “major.”

“Nobody’s been added to the team,” Jackson said. “We’re just trying to, again, find a way to improve the team here and there. Legs; we need some healthier legs, just for practice purposes, whatever that is. We got a couple of guys in today we’re going to take a look at and see where they are.”

The players wore Nos. 14, 15 and 38. Rookie quarterback Terrelle Pryor threw passes to the first two players listed, given the appearance that they are wide receivers. The third player appeared to be a veteran defensive back.

FAST FACT

Teams fresh from a bye are 3-9 this season. Combine that with the fact the Raiders have lost in the game after their bye each of the past eight seasons, and it doesn’t bode well for the Raiders against the Broncos. Then again … it is the 2-4 Broncos.

SCHILENS INJURED

Wide receiver Chaz Schilens was among the seven players deactivated for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. No reason was given.

On Tuesday, Schilens said he was healthy. Jackson painted a different picture.

“Chaz had a groin (injury),” Jackson said. “I know somebody told me he said, ‘I’m fine.’ I guess you say he’s not fine, he hasn’t been doing too much. He has a groin and, again, I’m going to take care of those guys and do everything I can to make sure it’s not something that lingers.

“Sometimes, when he gets an injury, it lingers for a while, and we don’t want that. We want to make sure he gets a chance to get back healthy, so that he can come out here and compete. He’s a very important member of this football team, so we’ve got to get him healthy and get him back out here.”

JACKSON WEIGHS IN ON JAMARCUS

The Raiders released quarterback JaMarcus Russell last May, only a few months after managing general partner Al Davis hired Jackson to be his offensive coordinator. The transaction also came on the heels of Jackson seeing Russell in a full-team setting for the first time, in a three-day mini camp.

Here’s Jackson’s take on his brief time with Russell:

“I was involved in knowing what was going on,” Jackson said. “Obviously, coach Davis made the ultimate decision there. When that was all said and done, it was done. We wish JaMarcus well. I want him to do what he needs to do.”

Jackson said he was aware of Russell being affected by sleep apnea, something Russell kept to himself, for the most part.

“When I got here, he told me about his sleep apnea and some of the things he’d gone through, and I understand that and respect that,” Jackson said. “But I also think that’s not the reason he’s not here. There were several other factors, and those things I don’t think we really need to get into.”

Through it all, Jackson sounds as if he wants Russell to get another job in the NFL, just not for the Raiders.

“JaMarcus is a good young man,” Jackson said. “Hopefully he’ll get another opportunity to play. But my time with JaMarcus was one of watching him grow. I thought he got better, but was he as good as we needed him to be at that time? Obviously not, because we made the decision to move forward. But I wish him nothing but the best. He’s a good young man and hopefully he’ll get another chance in this league.”

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  • Sullivan44

    ‘isn’t’ going to let the Raiders beat Tebow, I meant.

  • hwnrdr

    Well, in other sports news during this bye week…looks like Texas are on their way to winning the series!

  • ghostraiders

    Sully… I swear man… you should look at you’re self man. You call yourself a raider fan…. ??? I would hate to see you. .if you were a raider hater… you almost always pick them to lose.. you still hate al davis.. you wanted Amy trask out…?? Its just a merry go round with your negativity towards the team… I hope just one tine I could hear you say… its going to be tough. . But the raiders will win!! Just once!! .. I actually get along with everyone at work… they know how much I like the Raiders but they know I’m just a big fan and not a crazy lunatic… but honestly.. .. .. why as a Raiders fan are you so negative.. and always pick them to lose?? ..

  • hwnrdr

    Warren Buffett has a way to fix congress…

  • http://www.AmyTraskshouldbeonmountrushmore.com Whats a Drexl?

    Goast Sullivan could careless one way or the other about the Oakland Raiders.

    He is an agitator, this is what they do. The goal is to elicit “shock” reactions that agitate the intended victim. The more MR gets the reaction the harder he gets the boner.

    Take for example the mans Sybil complex. WHO else would go to such elaborate steps to agitate a Raider blog.

    I have a suspicion MR is a closet sociopath, that hasn’t the balls to go pro and still is at the “cat killin” faze.

    The man is a degenerate.

  • Guy

    DVD could be doing worse, don’t worry about him.

    Patrick Peterson, CB, Arizona Cardinals

    Grade: -7.3 Snaps: 434

    Possibly Interesting Stat: Has allowed 69.4% of the balls thrown his way to be complete.

    From profootball focus

  • armond

    699.Method To My Madness Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    DPG= da schit

    ——————————————————-
    DOGG POUND GANGSTAS!!!! DOGG FOOD is a hip hop classic. I Dont Like To Dream About Getting Paid was my favorite on that album.

    i bought myself a bucket thats right a bucket b!tch who u fukkin my car or my dik my lifestyle swtiched a bit but my attitude didnt i told all of my old b!tches good riddance cuz when u got money hos come automatically and old hos dont nothin but cause some static see

    that was my favorite part in the song. daz was a fool for that. kurupt was nice on it too. make sure u upgrade ya stable when u come up. dont keep these no good batches around

  • GoodOle00

    The 1% don’t want you to know.
    It was Wall street and BANKERS who took sub prime mortgages and knowingly bundled them as sub prime deriviatives that could be sold, rebundled and re-sold to pension funds and banks around the world until, because this entire scheme is a castle made of sand and sh*t, inevitably collapsed annihilating $17 trillion dollars in National economies, centuries old finacial institutions and the life savings of millions of untold Americans.
    SPREAD THE TRUTH!!!

  • Jock Itch

    Long time listener, first time caller, hi everybody. Hate bye weeks. Can’t wait for Denver to come to town so I can enjoy a good old fashion ass whoopin. GO RAIDERS!

  • GoodOle00

    805. RMR et al is an angry self loathing d**kless closet case Please iggy this freak show

    That is all

  • GoodOle00

    OCCUPY EVERYWHERE…it has spread to hundreds of thousands and across the WORLD
    THE BEGINNING IS HERE…
    Occupy Oakland rallies around wounded vet
    Veering around police barricades, anti-Wall Street protesters held a late-night march through Oakland streets, a day after one of their number — an Iraq War veteran — was left in critical condition with a fractured skull following a clash with police on Oct. 26.
    http://news.yahoo.com/photos/police-arrest-75-protesters-at-oakland-s-city-hall-1319580771-slideshow/occupy-oakland-protester-scott-olsen-former-u-marine-photo-002157442.html

  • Try Some Reality

    Jock Itch Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 9:18 pm
    Long time listener, first time caller…

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

    LOL. Nice intro.

  • Sullivan44

    Ghost Raider, seriously, who cares who is and who isn’t a Raider fan? You act like being a football fan is being part of an army, or something. It’s not. There’s no war. It’s all fun and games. Really, it’s a business. And you’re just a consumer. No point in taking it so seriously. Watch the Raiders. Have fun. But dude, learn to laugh at yourself whenever things go wrong with your favorite sports team. It’s sports. It has nothing to do with you. You don’t know one single person on the Raiders or in the Raiders organization. The RAiders don’t pay you. At the end of the day, you owe them nothing. Don’t be so hard on yourself.

  • Sullivan44

    Good Ole,

    I’m surprised you found time to think about OWS with all of this important drama going on here. I mean, someone here said Denver will probably win because the crooked ass NFL will not let the Raiders beat Tebow. That’s much more important than the occupy movements. Raiders first, everything else later. Priorities, Good Ole. Seriously. Who cares about that soldier being wounded by Oakland cops? Somebody’s dissing the Raiders. Calling all cars.

  • Sullivan44

    68% of millionaires support raising taxes on millionaires in new poll. The 99 is growing and organizing as the 1 starts to stick out like sore thumb.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Wow, that World Series game was one of the most exciting sporting events I have seen it quite some time.

    Baseball is still the greatest sport ever

  • Just Fire Baby

    Sub-Prime mortgages were packaged to FAnnie more than any banks or investment vehicles.

    Why don’t you guys go “occupy” all the new FAnnie offices that were built in the last 3 years?

    Dallas, Phoenix, DC….these offices are in the $50 million dolllar range and guess who paid for it?

    Not the local cops you are fighting with!!!

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    Jock Itch Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 9:18 pm
    Long time listener, first time caller, hi everybody. Hate bye weeks. Can’t wait for Denver to come to town so I can enjoy a good old fashion ass whoopin. GO RAIDERS!

    ::::::::::

    There was one of those at O.Co last Sunday.

  • Just Fire Baby

    hwnrdr Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 8:02 pm
    Well, in other sports news during this bye week…looks like Texas are on their way to winning the series!

    *************************

    Told you from the beginning.

    One of the most exciting World Series ever, 7 games, Texas wins game 7 on the road.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 10:24 pm
    Wow, that World Series game was one of the most exciting sporting events I have seen it quite some time.

    Baseball is still the greatest sport ever

    ::::::::::

    Sorry JFB, Raiders Football is the greatest sport ever.

  • Sullivan44

    The cops are the ones picking the fight. They’re attacking people for exercising the first amendment. The police didn’t bother the tea party protests. So it looks to me like the aggressive police action is actually a fascist takeover of our police departments by big corporations.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I give the police 110% full discretionaly authority.

    If that means a club upside your head, so be it.

  • Sullivan44

    Baseball is whack anymore.

    They sold their soul to compete with more fast paced sports, making the game more about “offense” and “defense” than pitching, hitting, and fielding. Interleague play is just stupid. Completely diminishes the the uniqueness and magic that the world series once was, when a National League team and American League team, that have NEVER seen each other in the regular season, faced off. The announcers are horrible. Vin Scully to Joe Buck. Enough said. Baseball just sold it’s soul to become a more obnoxious, fast paced game.

  • Sullivan44

    I know you do, JFB. You’ve made your political views known, you’ve clearly stated you’re on the side of the wealthy, and you’ve said before that you don’t mind seeing the police act out in violence to protect the wealthy. Duly noted.

  • Raider 510

    817.Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 10:30 pm
    Sub-Prime mortgages were packaged to FAnnie more than any banks or investment vehicles.

    Why don’t you guys go “occupy” all the new FAnnie offices that were built in the last 3 years?

    Dallas, Phoenix, DC….these offices are in the $50 million dolllar range and guess who paid for it?

    Not the local cops you are fighting with!!!

    ———————————–
    822.Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 10:40 pm
    I give the police 110% full discretionaly authority.

    If that means a club upside your head, so be it.

    ———————————-
    Not a club, but a bullet to the head of an Iraqi war veteran who put his life on the line to serve US. Then he decides to excercise his first amendment right, and then gets assaulted. What is wrong with that picture?

  • DaTruth91

    Marcel Reece on Channel 5 news ( so cal stations)

  • Just Fire Baby

    Forrest Gump was also a former war veteran turned peace protestor.

    His command, assuredly, is ashamed of him.

  • Raider 510

    827.Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 10:47 pm
    Forrest Gump was also a former war veteran turned peace protestor.

    His command, assuredly, is ashamed of him.

    ——————————–
    Are you seriously comparing a movie to real life? The first right of the police is to protect and to serve. The question is who?

  • Just Fire Baby

    The police are serving the wishes of the rest of the non-150 people on the street corner.

  • Sullivan44

    Forrest Gump was a fictional movie character, JFB. The guy blasted with the canister the other night wasn’t. He served in Iraq.

  • Raider 510

    829.Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 10:52 pm
    The police are serving the wishes of the rest of the non-150 people on the street corner.

    ————————————-
    More like close to 1000 people on the street but the numbers aren’t that important I guess. Since it’s clear you make up the “non” people of the street corner, what is your wish exactly?

  • Sullivan44

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    The police are serving the wishes of the rest of the non-150 people on the street corner.

    ……………

    The whole point of the constitution is to protect the individual from the majority.

  • Raider 510

    And speaking of the injured Iraqi war veteran’s command being ashamed of him, what is their to be proud of seeing police wage chemical warfare on peaceful, non-violent protesters?

  • Sullivan44

    JFB, how would you know if his command is ashamed of him, anyway? Did you ever serve?

  • Raider 510

    JFB, I’ll help you out. Just listen to another perspective of what’s going on. 94.1 KPFA radio. Not saying it is a perfect view point of the state of this country, but it isn’t corporate sponsored. And that in itself is worth a listen.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I just can’t stand complainers, whether it is the foil-hat morons on here complaining of every missed call as some type of conspiracy theory, or people protesting the greatest and MOST CONSERVATIVE financial market in the world.

  • Sullivan44

    As if he has a perspective now.

  • Try Some Reality

    Unfortunately, I’ve witnessed way too many power tripping policemen with pen1s envy. Witnessed a couple just last week at the game. No need to talk to people in that manner.

  • Sullivan44

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I just can’t stand complainers,

    ………….

    About 90% of the words you type here are complaints of some sort. Give me a break.

  • Try Some Reality

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 11:14 pm
    I just can’t stand complainers, whether it is the foil-hat morons on here complaining of every missed call as some type of conspiracy theory, or people protesting the greatest and MOST CONSERVATIVE financial market in the world.

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

    People who complain about complainers are in fact complainers.

    Don’t hurt your head thinking about that one…

  • HayesDaze37

    It’s a great night/morning to be a Raiders fan. Isn’t it?!

    …AND THE KETTLE BLACK AWARD GOES TO:

    MR!!

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I just can’t stand complainers,

    ………….

    Sullivan44 Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    About 90% of the words you type here are complaints of some sort. Give me a break.

    —–

    MR — You are the #1 complainer on most things on the forum. So that means that post also qualified as a:

    HYPOCRITE ALERT HYPOCRITE ALERT HYPOCRITE ALERT HYPOCRITE ALERT

  • ghostraiders

    MR comes on here dissing the Raiders all the time. ..
    .and then tells people not to be so serious… well then maybe you should take your own advice and go wipe your ass with You’re politics…. this is a Raiders blog… not MSNBC!! … oh yea… Maybe you shouldn’t take your political views so serious…. LOL. ..

  • GoodOle00

    OCCUPY

  • souldogdave

    Haven’t been here in a while. I see I haven’t missed much. The same old hijackers are ranting about everything but Raider football.How pathetic. I am going away again, to let you wallow in your bitterness.

  • autopalm77

    Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis died from heart failure three weeks ago while staying in an Oakland hotel he often slept in to be closer to team headquarters, according to his death certificate.

    The document revealed that 82-year-old Allen Davis died at the Oakland Airport Hilton at 2:45 a.m. on Oct. 8 from congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy (a heart muscle disease) and ventricular fibrillation (an abnormal heart rhythm). He suffered a ventricular fibrillation just 15 minutes before his death. The death report said his heart began to fail 24 hours before his death, likely from five years of living with heart disease.

    Another contributing factor was dysphagia, or

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    troubling swallowing.

    Oct 12:

    Davis underwent heart surgery in 1996 to fix his mitral valve, according to the death certificate.

    The document also shows Davis underwent throat

    Oct 11:

    surgery just three days before his death, and he also suffered from Merkel cell carcinoma, a serious form of skin cancer occuring from extended exposure to the sun on the head, neck and face.

    While alive, Davis would often treat children with cancer and other serious illnesses to gifts and Raiders paraphernalia.

    “He was someone who had pride in Oakland and was generous to the kids of Oakland,” said Eli Sills, a Moraga pediatrician who used to work for Children’s Hospital in Oakland.

    Oct 10:

    Sills once called Davis’ headquarters on behalf of a 14-year-old Raiders fan who had terminal cystic fibrosis and the next day

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    received a signed football with the owner’s and other players’

    autographs. It became a common practice at the hospital.

    The death certificate listed Davis as the “business owner” of the Raiders for 48 years.

    His benevolence and philanthropy are characteristics of his personality most weren’t aware of….He lived such a remarkable life, an individual could only hope to aspire to a fraction of the heights he reached throughout his life…He was very sick and still dedicated his last days, hours, minutes and seconds to what he loved….The RAIDERS….

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