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Quick hits from OTA practice

By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 11:42 am in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders conducted their second practice of the organized team activities today in Alameda. It marked the first time that the media were permitted access to a practice this year.
Among the notable sights and notes:
Running back Darren McFadden practiced at full speed and in front of the media for the first time since he suffered a severe foot injury against the Kansas City Chiefs last October.
He participated in all the drills, made sharp cuts, caught passes and even ran a deep pattern down the right sideline. This has to pass as the most encouraging news for first-year coach Dennis Allen in the early going.
Allen said McFadden is at full speed and not limited in any capacity “that I can see.” McFadden missed the final nine games last season as a result of the injury.
Defensive end Matt Shaughnessy is back at practice, though he still is recovering from the shoulder injury that forced him to miss most of last season.
Allen said Shaughnessy’s rehab is going “great” and that Shaughnessy should be a full go by training camp.
Starting center Stefen Wisniewski underwent “a little procedure” on his shoulder earlier this year, and he still hasn’t been cleared for full-team drills,
Defensive tackle Richard Seymour and middle linebacker Rolando McClain are not at practice.
Allen said McClain was excused so that he be in Alamaba for his upcoming trial on four misdemeanors. Seymour was excused because it’s a “tradition” for Seymour to prepare for the upcoming season the way he sees fit. Allen said he is in communication with Seymour and satisfied with his approach.
Rookie wide receiver Juron Criner is a guy to keep an eye on. He made at least four head-turning plays during a 20-minute span.
He snared a ball thrown up for grabs in double coverage, caught a pass in that was tipped in heavy traffic, reached back for an off-the-mark throw and made an over-the-shoulder catch on a deep pass down the right sideline.
Allen said this is what the Raiders saw on videotape of Criner before they selected him in the NFL draft and is consistent with the way Criner has performed since he joined the Raiders.
Criner’s play is reminiscent of the way Denarius Moore burst on the scene last season en route to an impressive first season.
Other players absent were: punter Shane Lechler, kicker Sebastian Janikowski, fullback Marcel Reece and linebacker Mario Kurn.
Receivers Louis Murphy and Eddie McGee, as well as right guard Mike Brisiel worked on the side with trainers for part of practice. Allen said Brisiel is battling through a hamstring injury.

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  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    UNO

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Master O wins!

  • DMAC

    DOs

  • DMAC

    Cuatro

  • DMAC

    I got 5 on it!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    DMAC,

    2 options:
    1- mgmt/ RE co (will cost you = decrease your profit)
    2- free rent for a handyman to fix and collect rent (cheks to your company)

  • DMAC

    Raider O Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    DMAC,

    2 options:
    1- mgmt/ RE co (will cost you = decrease your profit)
    2- free rent for a handyman to fix and collect rent (cheks to your company)
    ========

    Would def. look into it.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Who the fck is Mario Kurn, and why didn’t he show up?

  • Just Fire Baby

    2- free rent for a handyman to fix and collect rent (cheks to your company)

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

    That’s what we had in college in Chico.

    He used to buy us beer and try to hit on the all the girls, lol.

    I will never forget Frank.

  • DMAC

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 11:53 am

    2- free rent for a handyman to fix and collect rent (cheks to your company)

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

    That’s what we had in college in Chico.

    He used to buy us beer and try to hit on the all the girls, lol.

    I will never forget Frank.
    ==========

    I need to hook up w/ Frank.

  • DMAC

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Who the fck is Mario Kurn, and why didn’t he show up?
    ==========

    I think he’s a LB from the U. of San Diego.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Cut Seymour ASAP!
    ____

    Defensive tackle Richard Seymour and middle linebacker Rolando McClain are not at practice.

    Seymour was excused because it’s a “tradition” for Seymour to prepare for the upcoming season the way he sees fit.

  • DMAC

    Vegas,

    Ortiz and Berto’s rematch is set for June 23.
    Should be a good one.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Nice, 4 misdemeanors must be quite a accomplishment for a Alabama thug!
    _____

    Defensive tackle Richard Seymour and middle linebacker Rolando McClain are not at practice.

    Allen said McClain was excused so that he be in Alamaba for his upcoming trial on four misdemeanors.

  • jano11

    who the hell is passing up for grabs into double coverage!!

  • DMAC

    jano11 Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    who the hell is passing up for grabs into double coverage!!
    ==========

    Hopefully Lechler, but he’s not even at camp.

  • Method To My Madness

    Dmac nd Vegas…u can’t be serious…Lee and Bogut as a backcourt won’t work in the nba…be real….Davis no offensive game? Yeah and u must have missed all year as he hit mid range jumpers all season. He is 18 years old and already is better on defense than Lee….warriors need an athletic PF if they gonna have bogut

  • hwnrdr

    Criner stealing the show like D Moore did last year! Murphy? You better get out there…

  • Method To My Madness

    Criner? Great! Its May but my friend please be ready come july and august….make it without a shadow of a doubt that you and Moore are our starters….dhb ford and someone not named murphy backups…still would like Plaxico but oh well

  • Method To My Madness

    Hwnrdr…can u imagine Criner being that poss wr we begged for all last year? I’m not a big Palmer guy but in his defense he is better suited to have a poss wr to be successful

  • raiderinparadise

    Still don’t get how firing a gun past someones head is a misdemeanor in Alabama? McClain is lucky.

    I’m interested to see how Phillip Wheeler does. He is a small LB, but instinctively is a run stuffer, Toffelson wearing #58? A LB? 3-4 rotational guy?

    My D prediction: Aaaron Curry has a huuuuge year.

    zero worries about the offense.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    DMAC,

    In 10 years, you will have an extra $24-36k per year, and all you have to do is have a down payment and good enough credit for s 2nd mortgage.

  • hwnrdr

    20.Method To My Madness Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    Hwnrdr…can u imagine Criner being that poss wr we begged for all last year? I’m not a big Palmer guy but in his defense he is better suited to have a poss wr to be successful

    Exactly! That is what I am hoping for!!!

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    We had a posession rcvr last year and Hue cut him to make room for TJ DoucheYerMomma.

    Criner will stick.

    FK you Hue!

  • HairyBush

    Other players absent were: punter Shane Lechler, kicker Sebastian Janikowski, fullback Marcel Reece and linebacker Mario Kurn.
    ——————————
    Just when things were going well Mario Kurn doesn’t show up for OTA’s. We have no chance now.

  • hwnrdr

    24.MistaBrown Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    We had a posession rcvr last year and Hue cut him to make room for TJ DoucheYerMomma.

    Criner will stick.

    FK you Hue!

    THE END!

  • DMAC

    B,

    I know Lee is not a very good defender, but I think you really undervalue him.
    Dude was our most consistent player all of last year and played well against other top PF’s in the western conference.
    We just need to add depth to the front court.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    24-36k in today’s money.

  • DMAC

    Raider O Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    DMAC,

    In 10 years, you will have an extra $24-36k per year, and all you have to do is have a down payment and good enough credit for s 2nd mortgage.
    ==========

    I have good credit, but I don’t think I make enough $$$ at work for that 2nd mortgage.

  • hwnrdr

    Hey DMAC…you never know! Doesn’t hurt to try, bro!

  • DMAC

    hwnrdr Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Hey DMAC…you never know! Doesn’t hurt to try, bro!
    =======

    Yeah, I’ll check it out.
    Doesn’t hurt.

  • Just Fire Baby

    B,

    With you on Bogut, and D Lee is cool at the #4 if he is not your best one or two players.

    Not sure if you are blinded by his whiteness, but dude is very athletic as a PF. Not many #4′s run the floor like him, clean up rebounds, can shoot from the outside, etc.

    He is just not a great on the ball defender, and provides nothing in weak side help.

  • raiderinparadise

    Its going to be hard to please all our weapons. But as a whole the offense will roll-up points.

    Ford
    DHB
    Moore
    Criner

    Murphy falls down to bench this year.

    Reece
    McFadden
    Jones

    Questions: TE role in offense .. myers or ausberry a knapp fav? Is Eddie McGee going to battle out Murphy?

  • raiderinparadise

    FYI I will be in the HOF suite for MNf opener.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    DMAC,

    The only real money you need is the down pmt. you can do a 15+ year mortgage to lock the rate and decrease your monthly pmt.

  • R8ER MIKE

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 11:53 am
    2- free rent for a handyman to fix and collect rent (cheks to your company)

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

    That’s what we had in college in Chico.

    He used to buy us beer and try to hit on the all the girls, lol.

    I will never forget Frank.

    ********************************
    O DMAC.. whats up my Green Party broyhers ??
    kinda sounds like a retirement job for me !!! lol lol lol

  • Method To My Madness

    But who will be our RT? Can’t rock with Barnes again

  • DMAC

    Raider O Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    DMAC,

    The only real money you need is the down pmt. you can do a 15+ year mortgage to lock the rate and decrease your monthly pmt.
    ============

    Really?
    Don’t want to speak 2 much, but hopefully this greenery crops $$$ can be used for a down payment.

  • DMAC

    Damn, we’re late.
    New post.
    lol

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  • RaiderSam

    Raiders 5th-Round WR Juron Criner Paints A Masterpiece In 2nd OTA Practice | :: Sparxxrx LLC :: Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    [...] Corkran of InsideBayArea.com reports that Criner “made at least four head-turning plays in a 20 minute span” and called Criner “a guy to keep an eye on”. Corkran writes that head coach [...]
    ==================
    Sounds great! Lets keep the Denarius Moore magic going…..

  • RaiderSam

    Raiderinparadise Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    Its going to be hard to please all our weapons. But as a whole the offense will roll-up points.

    Ford
    DHB
    Moore
    Criner

    Murphy falls down to bench this year.

    Reece
    McFadden
    Jones

    =======

    Wondering if they signed Owen Schmitt…dude is a beast blocker…throwback. If Reece doesnt sign , we may need him…

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    Let me post.

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