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Raiders first training camp practice in 40 minutes

The dawn of a new era for the Raiders has been in full swing for the better part of six months now. The next phase begins in a little more than 30 minutes, when the 89 players on the roster assemble on the two practice fields here in Napa for the first training camp practice.
It remains to be seen whether all 89 players are able to practice at full tilt. Coach Dennis Allen said Saturday that he wasn’t sure at the time whether all his players passed their physicals.
For sure, we are told, the likes of center Stefen Wisniewski, running back Darren McFadden and wide receiver Denarius Moore will be on the field.
The first practice begins at 8:50 a.m. and is expected to run until 11 or so. From there, it’s on to a news conference with Allen and player interviews.
I will be Tweeting live from the field throughout practice and posting throughout the day.

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  • guest123

    I dunno, top to bottom KC looks loaded for bear. With any kind of coaching and an average year from Cassel, they are going to be contending for the AFC West.

    Raiders have a great offense, but who knows if that regresses any with Greg Knapp? And the defense is borderline horrific, with some improvement expected by the new coaching staff.

    San Diego has horrible wideouts and Gates is aging and on the downslope, the defense isn’t very good. They are coached by the Norv. They suck.

    Dungver could be exceptionally good if Manning holds up. But there are too many variables to believe that will happen. They either win the division or end up in the cellar. I think they end up in the cellar.

  • Dan78

    agreed Tx

  • Dakota

    547.J Hill Says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    I know there’s a lot of hate for Leinart, but he’s our best option at backup QB, for now

    ————————————————————-

    Agreed.

    The fact that the OC endorses the guy, and he seems to have dropped the Hollywood act seems to make him a pretty good option at QB for us.

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    The word on Leinart going into last season was that he was taking his profession very seriously now, and once Schaub went down they were confident he could handle the starting job…..his last preseason game, and his one-half of a game last year, well, he looked pretty good.

    Certainly can’t be any worse than Boller.

  • Thec

    skins should have fixed that schatty patch work in the draft, FA, and UDFA…. f them, rg3, and shanny boy.

  • Dan78

    Beech 1

  • r8eray

    Bruce Allen said on ESPN980 this morning that he’s been on the phone with the Raiders trying to hammer out a potential trade.

    The Raiders under Reggie McKenzie haven’t been strangers to the trade market. Already, they have dealt G Bruce Campbell to the Panthers for RB Mike Goodson and Louis Murphy also to the Panthers for a conditional draft choice. This time though, the Raiders may not be looking to get rid of dead weight. They, instead, might be looking to add. Which means the Redskins could be in luck.

    Chris Cooley is my favorite player on the Washington Redskins. He is the longest tenured Redskin, edging Santana Moss by a single season. There are only FOUR!?! players on the current roster who were drafted and developed by the Redskins prior to the Shanahan era. Chris Cooley is one of those four, along with Fred Davis, Brian Orakpo, and Kevin Barnes.

    But Cooley has also been a limited player since the 2009 season. It’s been nearly half a decade since Chris Cooley was a top ten tight end in pro football.

    Cooley simply peaked early. He was great in 2005. In 2006, he was probably the best player on the team. He was money again in 2007. In 2008, his TD totals dropped, but his yards per catch went up actually. He played for three different offenses in that timeframe. Cooley was the best thing the Redskins had going.

    Even though, numbers wise, Cooley had another top season in 2010, he hasn’t been the same player since 2009. He’s a little bit better of a blocker now, but he lacks explosion, and his hands haven’t been as consistent as they were earlier in his career. If Cooley can rediscover himself around the red zone, the former high school wrestling state champion can carve out a nice niche at the end of his career the same way his good friend Todd Yoder did with the Redskins. But Cooley’s knee is going to remain problematic, and even before it got this bad, he wasn’t the same player he was in his mid-twenties.

    And so if the Raiders come asking for a tight end with starting experience in the west coast offense who can be a seam option and safety blanket for Carson Palmer, the Redskins have to be willing to listen. I thought last offseason was the Redskins last chance to get something for Chris Cooley. Today, it appears from 30,000 feet above that they still might be able to get something for him.

    It won’t be much. We’re looking at either a projectable offensive tackle prospect such as 2011 third rounder Joe Barksdale, a veteran like Khalif Barnes (1-year, $2 million contract), or a conditional pick in the 2013 NFL draft.

    But between the Redskins and the Raiders, it’s now the Redskins that sport the true “vertical” offense. The Redskins have an offensive philosophy off the passing game that makes Chris Cooley a liability. Cooley can still contribute off the team’s vast play action packages, but Niles Paul is much better suited as both a blocker and a receiver to attack defenses where they are weakest. Having Cooley on the roster will help the running game find its stride, but really limits opportunities for younger players to get a chance. That by itself is a decent trade-off, but now if a team will trade for a part that is already kind of getting in the way, you have to do it.

    Lets be clear that we do not know that Bruce Allen has been discussing Chris Cooley with the Oakland Raiders. But if you look at where the Raiders’ greatest needs lie, they need help at offensive tackle (the Redskins can’t offer that), at cornerback (the Redskins can’t offer that), and at tight end. Sure, it’s possible that the trade is about the Redskins trying to acquire safety help from the Redskins, but I think things are clear when you read between the lines. The Redskins don’t already know that Cooley is a lock to make the roster (on merit, he probably makes it). The Raiders are short a tight end, and run a scheme that Cooley still fits. The Raiders have been active traders this offseason, and the Redskins have confirmed they’ve been in talks.

    Why confirm routine trade talks unless a fan favorite is involved? That wouldn’t make much sense.

    We’ll see soon enough.

  • Marks hair

    Tp is a project qb.. Its fine that he’s not ready to play.. He wasnt ready b4 and now we have a new coach/system.. He was never gonna be #2 this yr..

  • rob_raider

    i said i thought barksdale is too slow for the ZBS. dennis allen is big on conditioning and athleticism. could be a good trade.

  • The Beeech Dawg

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    Yo Nob – straight up in yo face

    DJ Johnny
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    DMAC
    R8ER Mike
    Bo Schembechler Jackson
    Dan78
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    HOLLA!

  • lefty12

    KC has a lot of talent,but Crennel hasn’t shown to be any better than Norv.

  • Dan78

    You huys think Zach Miller gets cut? Any truth to that rumor

  • Thec

    The word on Leinart going into last season was that he was taking his profession very seriously now, and once Schaub went down they were confident he could handle the starting job…..his last preseason game, and his one-half of a game last year, well, he looked pretty good.

    ++++++++

    we have ZERO choice…

    I can only imagine with what is going on in TPRYOR’S noodle.

    He will need to get his head somewhat right, as he is going to be iin front of live bullets soon. Do not want him injured becuase his head was not right.

  • TxRaider210

    DA>Fox>Crennel>Norvster

  • The Beeech Dawg

    rob_raider Says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    i have arms like a gator? smelly feet? ur abs are well toned? i’m a frog?

    u have to be the lamest rapper EVER!

    ——————–

    Nob, most wannabee rappers feel they way you do after getting SERVED by the Beeeech Diggity

    Don’t worry, the sting will wear off … in 2017

    WIZZZZZLE FRESH

  • Dan78

    There was a reason Horse Face was upset that DA was coming to the Raiders!

  • Dakota

    A conditional pick for Cooley wouldn’t be bad…..but Barksdale or Barnes? fk off bruce!

  • J Hill

    That #18 is out there putting in work, Lefty.

    Forget the fact that it’s a girl. She just frickin looks like a damn good volleyball player and athlete in general. Very smooth!

  • rob_raider

    bergstrom could play RT. when asked about playing guard, he seemed to not be in love with it. if they move barksdale or barnes, bergstrom could be there. but i have said for a while that i thought barksdale may be out.

  • rob_raider

    b#tch dog keeps wanting to talk to me. isn’t he cute? wanting to impress one of the cool guys. he’s like a retard.

  • Dakota

    Kobe watching the ladies volley ball match….his wife should be nervous….

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Chris Cooley?

    How bout Cedric Griffin..

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Brandon Banks?..

  • aig-raiders

    rob_raider Says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    b#tch dog keeps wanting to talk to me. isn’t he cute? wanting to impress one of the cool guys. he’s like a retard.
    ——-

    I’ve learned to put him on mute. You should do the same.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    The Redskins have 5 SS’s and 1 FS on their roster.

    Giordano on his way out?..

  • lefty12

    You have to be a great athlete to play that game J Hill.

  • Marks hair

    Im ok with our te’s now.. Just wait for the cuts..

  • The Beeech Dawg

    rob_raider Says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    b#tch dog keeps wanting to talk to me. isn’t he cute? wanting to impress one of the cool guys. he’s like a retard.

    ———–

    Ah, it’s Nob’s official surrender post. It was just a matter of time.

    Been nice schooling you, minion.

    Honestly, The Beeech Diggity is surprised you even attempted to represent in my lyrical octagon.

    Now you know only tru warriors make it out ALIVE

    WRECKS N EFFECT

  • J Hill

    Kobe watching the ladies volley ball match….

    ————————————————————

    Aren’t we all?

  • r8eray

    Orakpo?

    Hightower?

    Fred Davis?

  • Marks hair

    Billy mays?

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Giordano for Cooley?

  • DennisAllensVisor

    r8eray Says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    Orakpo?

    Hightower?

    Fred Davis?

    —-

    Not

    A

    Chance

  • rob_raider

    i like our te’s ok too, but dennis allen made a point of saying it was an area needing an upgrade.

    giordano is probably on the bubble. made a lot of good plays last year but he really is a step slow for the position. i like powell to make the team. reggie brought in powell, crawford, and stupar from that vaunted PSU defense. or to save them from sandusky/b#tch dog.

  • lefty12

    Agreed Hair.Why give up something when the returns might not be any better than what we already have-unless it looks like Ausberry and Gordon just don’t have anything.

  • J Hill

    The Reggime is not trading for a washed up TE. Plenty of those on the open market.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Marks hair Says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    Im ok with our te’s now.. Just wait for the cuts..

    —-

    Im ok with them too.

    Even after cuts.

  • J Hill

    I hope it’s Orakpo!!!!

  • TxRaider210

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    Giordano for Cooley?

    ————–
    No way, Gio did lead our crappy D in picks last year.

  • Marks hair

    Id watch the wnba if the had to dress in the usa beach vollyball bikini bottoms..

  • Marks hair

    Im just saying maybe z.miller or cooly get cut anyway.. And the 3 we have now arent that bad..

  • Raiderbuck

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 9:37 am

    NFL netwok have cameras at Raider camp ?

    Geeting a little tired of the 24/7 coverage of the Mules and Jets.
    *************************************************

    AMEN

  • rob_raider

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    rob_raider Says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    b#tch dog keeps wanting to talk to me. isn’t he cute? wanting to impress one of the cool guys. he’s like a retard.

    ———–

    Ah, it’s Nob’s official surrender post. It was just a matter of time.

    Been nice schooling you, minion.

    Honestly, The Beeech Diggity is surprised you even attempted to represent in my lyrical octagon.

    Now you know only tru warriors make it out ALIVE

    WRECKS N EFFECT

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

    ur a moron. i’d say ur 12 but u like music from the late ’80′s/early ’90′s. so i think ur just some really lonely creepy S&M guy looking for someway to live ur fantasy, which apparently includes constantly trying to get my attention. little weirdo.

  • J Hill

    Gio is a solid backup S.

    Must mean my MUP pick from Wisconsin is shining!

  • raidertbone

    RE Post #556
    I was listening to the same radio broadcast in the D.C. area. What kicked the whole discussion off was the fact that the Redskins are moving their camp south to Richmond, VA next year. When asked, GM Allen said “We’re excited for the opportunity to involve all of our Raider Nation fans in southern Virginia.” He quickly recanted and said “Redskin fans” (not Nation, by the way – further proof that there is only one Nation) – and went on to say “Well, I’ve had the Raiders on my mind because we are talking about a potential trade”. He wouldn’t elaborate any further than that. So the whole thing was a slip-up — all because another team’s GM has the Raider Nation on the brain!!! Way to go, bonehead — Reggie would not commit such a gaffe.

  • eastoaklandraider

    if dennis all is big on athletisism then ausberry should be the guy right?

  • lefty12

    Practice has been over for 2 1/2 hrs.Where are the player interviews and HC pc articles?

  • Joe from tokenblo

    I hope the Raids don’t become just another nfl team. It’s still the Raids vs the nfl and I don’t care about penalties as long as they don’t cost the game. It’s all about havin the gas to finish the game. They have got to be a 4th qtr team with juice left in the tank. No more suckin wind in the late game like last year. Fck yeah.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    aig-raiders Says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    rob_raider Says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    b#tch dog keeps wanting to talk to me. isn’t he cute? wanting to impress one of the cool guys. he’s like a retard.
    ——-

    I’ve learned to put him on mute. You should do the same.

    ——————

    Blog Brahs, this nerd throws the most classic Asian hissy fits.

    Shoulda seen him meltdown over a golf game a few months ago.

    Classic goob

  • eastoaklandraider

    guess their a lil slow left

  • fingers

    Another day closer to Knocking the Snot outta Philip Rivers and the Chokers…
    Raidersssss…….