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Odds and ends during bye week

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Wide receiver Jacoby Ford just Tweeted that the workouts are over and now it’s time for some “down time” this weekend.

Ford presumably was referring to the off-days workouts with new quarterback Carson Palmer that were scheduled during the Raiders bye week.

The Raiders practiced Tuesday and Wednesday and are off until Monday. It sounds as if Palmer, Ford and other wide receivers and running backs worked on their own the past two days.

The fact they aren’t going to work out Saturday and Sunday means they are satisfied with what they got accomplished the past two days.

The Detroit Lions claimed veteran safety Chris Harris off waivers. That means the Raiders passed on claiming Harris, based on the fact they have a worse record than the Lions and had a shot at Harris before he reached the Lions.

TMZ.com has released what it says is the official death certificate of Raiders managing general partner Al Davis. Neither the Raiders nor Davis’ son Mark have confirmed the authenticiy of the document.

On the death certificate, it says Davis died from “ventricular fibrillation, congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy.” It also said that Davis suffered from “atrial fibrillation, dysphagia and merkel cell carcinoma” and that he passed away at the Oakland Airport Hilton at 2:45 a.m. on Oct. 8.

Two Raiders officials said they cannot comment on the matter at this time. Still checking to see if the report is accurate.

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  • Sullivan44

    Off to the park. Wish me luck.

  • HairyBush

    Why is it Oct 29th and it looks like snowballs are coming out of the sky? I can’t see more than 50 yards in any direction, This is crazy! The apocolypse is upon on us lol

  • TheToozFan55

    Sullivan, as long as you don’t have a mirror tied to your shoe, you should be fine.

  • qodrn

    Here in California it is sunny, 70 degrees and perfect for the revolution in Oakland. lol.

    I don’t think they are mad at the Raiders; plus they practice in Alameda anyway.

    Here snow is go to Tahoe or Reno which is way fun.

  • hendu

    post501,hope you trip and fall,will knock some sense into ya.Oh,you cant stay in Als room at the Hilton,B got it first! RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rob_raider

    Sullivan44 Says:
    October 29th, 2011 at 10:11 am
    I have a question about Tebow. Is he even in the NFL if it’s not for his boisterous religious stance, and our media’s desperation to manufacture a hero of his social background and religion? Take a close look at his numbers, and try to imagine him being drafted to the NFL otherwise.
    ******************

    most of the media have said tebow sucks. he was a controversial 1st rounder. look at his #’s? his #’s were amazing at florida. of course, he’s a nfl player. we’ll know by the end of the year for how long. his religion makes him interesting. and i like him for it. he’s an incredible leader. a great role model for kids. and a winner. i wish he was a raider.

  • 0ak_R8Dr89

    Does anyone else see us picking up choice who was waived today by the cowboys, seeing darrens injury????????

  • olinesux

    what snow? bright and sunny, shorts and t-shirt weather in cali….

  • hwnrdr

    True…it is a beautiful day out today!

  • PlunkforHOF

    Choice was waived due to injury.. how that help us?

  • PlunkforHOF

    Whats up Hwnrdr! Beautiful day here in Reno as well

  • PlunkforHOF

    * how DOES that help

  • edward teach

    La Milicia Negra Says:
    October 29th, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    I know most here hate Kiffin, but I assume you all agree had Kiffin had Palmer things would have been different. Palmer suited Kiffins style of play!

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    Uh, no. Palmer is a product of the Coryell system. He is much better suited for what the Raiders do now than what they did when Kiffin was here.

    The positive that a lot of analysts have mentioned about Palmer coming to the Raiders was the similarities between the systems he has played in, both in college and in the pros, to Hue and Al Saunders’ offensive philosophies.

  • hwnrdr

    What’s up Plunk? I hope it stays this way through next week!

  • TheToozFan55

    can’t get much better weather than this…..too bad the stupid renaissance fair is at the nearby park. we usually go there to walk. next weekend as well. saw a bunch of those geeks at the grocery……sheesh. how do grown people do that?

    Yes, Palmer was brought here because he’s been around Hue since college. Let’s hope Hue knows what he’s doing. i’ll lose it if we don’t have a good season.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Wise up you dumb f=ks. There’sa new post.

  • RaiderSam

    Uh, no. Palmer is a product of the Coryell system. He is much better suited for what the Raiders do now than what they did when Kiffin was here.

    The positive that a lot of analysts have mentioned about Palmer coming to the Raiders was the similarities between the systems he has played in, both in college and in the pros, to Hue and Al Saunders’ offensive philosophies.
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    “Raiders head coach Hue Jackson made the trade for QB Carson Palmer to improve the team’s chances of making the playoffs this season, but according to a team insider, Jackson is fooling himself if he thinks Palmer will make a difference in achieving that goal.

    The quarterback looked awful in his first game with the team, throwing three second-half interceptions in a Week Seven loss to the Chiefs, and he admitted afterward that he knew just a small fraction of the playbook. Even with a bye week in which to learn more of the offense, the team will still be limited in the plays it can run with Palmer under center until he has a full grasp of Jackson’s system. Without a training camp and extensive practices to work out with his receivers and offensive line, timing and communication are bound to be issues the remainder of the year.

    “If Carson is looking good by the end of the year, I’ll be stunned,” the insider said”
    Source; Pro Football Weekly

    Hue Jack might have been a bit short-sighted, but they really had no idea how much the Campbell injury was going to affect them, and quite frankly he missed time last year due to a stinger (and thats another lingering injury). Its a tough break, and it speaks volumes on how lightly the considered the back-up from the Cable era – ask yourself; Would Bruce Gradkowski have looked as bad as Kyle Boller did, and is it possible for Jason Campbell to come back if CP3 struggles? This is the flipside to the anticipation and excitement of the Palmer trade.

  • anhdazman

    Coming out of high school, Pryor had much more publicity than Cam Newton. In college, Newton was definitely the better player, but you can see their style of play was very similar. I think with the right coaching and time, Pryor can and will surprise people. He can almost match some of the athletic abilities that Cam Newton has. Now it will depend if he can absorb and understand NFL football. It will also depend on his demeanor and drive. Is he motivated as Cam Newton?
    Just an example, coming out of college, some people said Darren McFadden’s game was very similar to A. Peterson. It took McFadden longer, but his determination, his drive and his work ethic help him reach his goal as being one of the top RBs in the NFL. Pryor needs to attack it, like how McFadden did.

  • anhdazman

    It’s Monday Raiders, Let’s get to work! Broncos week.

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