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Ford undergoes MRI, will ‘miss a little bit of time’

The Raiders have been thin at wide receiver for most of training camp, with Denarius Moore and Eddie McGee missing considerable time with hamstring injuries. Well, the news that Jacoby Ford is going to miss some time with a sprained foot doesn’t do much to help the situation.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen said an MRI revealed a sprained left foot on the same foot that Ford injured last season. Ford suffered the injury at the end of a reception Friday night against the Arizona Cardinals.
“It looks like Jacoby’s going to miss a little bit of time, don’t know exactly to what extent yet,” Allen said. “We’re still seeing where he’s at, but we did an MRI on his foot and we’ll see where he’s at.”
On the bright side, Allen said he expects to get back Moore sooner rather than later. Moore did not play in either of Oakland’s first two exhibition games. McGee played Friday night after sitting out the opener.
Allen also said that general manager Reggie McKenzie is keeping tabs on the free agents available in case it reaches the point where the Raiders need to bring in another healthy body or two.

– Same goes for running back, where Mike Goodson is recovering from weakness in his shoulders as a result of a hit against the Cardinals and Jones still hasn’t made it back from his lingering hamstring injury.

– Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly called Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb “scared” and “skittish” after Friday night’s game.
Kelly was among a Raiders contingent that harassed Kolb throughout the game, with Kolb not even bothering to look for open receivers and chucking the ball before he got drilled on some plays.
Naturally, Kolb took exception to Kelly’s comments.
“Scared? Scared of what?” Kolb said on the team’s website. “Taking a hit? I have never been afraid of anyone on the field and that will never change. That includes number 93 (Kelly). There’s a fine line between holding in the pocket and trying to escape to make a play.
“Tommy Kelly is too clueless to know the difference. I don’t mind people criticizing my play. Don’t ever question my toughness.”

– With Moore and Ford out of action until further notice, all eyes are on Bryan McCann in terms of manning the punt and kick returns.
McCann handled those duties with the Dallas Cowboys earlier in his career, and he subbed for the Raiders at times last season.
It’s likely that Allen also will check into the likes of Juron Criner and DeAundre Muhammad to see whether either of them are better options on returns.

– Allen relied upon Darren McFadden on back-to-back runs near the Cardinals goal line Friday night. To no avail. Yet, Allen said he isn’t deterred from using McFadden in that capacity.
“He’s the guy we’re counting on to be our bell cow,” Allen said. “We want to hand him the ball and see if we can get a yard.”
Michael Bush handled that role more times than not in recent seasons. With Bush in Chicago, McFadden steps to the fore. If he doesn’t succeed, Allen will be forced to try someone from the likes of Jones, Goodson, Lonyae Miller, Marcel Reece or Owen Schmitt.

– Quote of the day: “We’re a work in progress, offensively, defensively and special teams.” — Allen

– Carson Palmer’s stat line from Friday night’s game seemed pretty decent. A closer look revealed several errant throws, a bad decision on a pass that was intercepted and an inability to get into a desirable rhythm.
Yeah, so what? Allen said. It’s the exhibition season, and Palmer’s play isn’t among the things he is concerned about at this point.
“Carson still is learning this offense,” Allen said. “I don’t have any reservations or any doubt at all about Carson Palmer. He’s had a good camp. I expect when opening day comes around that he’ll be a good player for us.”

– The Raiders won’t be in pads when practice starts Sunday, Allen said. However, they will work out in pads at some point between now and the exhibition game against the Detroit Lions on Aug. 25.

– Rookie Rod Streater totaled seven receptions for 43 yards against the Cardinals. That’s nice and all, but Allen was even more impressed by Streater’s hustle in chasing down a defensive back that intercepted Palmer.
“The play that he made on running the guy down was outstanding,” Allen said. “It’s exceptional. And that’s something that everybody on the team needs to understand that and needs to see that, because that’s the type of effort that we’re going to need to win. That’s what we’re looking for.”
Streater also dived into a pile in an attempt to recover one of Goodson’s two fumbles.
“This is a guy that, he continues to do what he needs to do, he continues to work and he continues to play hard,” Allen said. “I don’t think it’s any surprise that he’s reaping some of the benefits of it because of the way he’s going about doing his job.”

– Outside linebacker Aaron Curry rejoined the Raiders on Saturday, Allen said.
What’s more, Curry went through what Allen called a running program and “looked pretty good.”
Curry has missed all of training camp with a sore knee. Awhile back, he flew to Los Angeles so that he could receive treatment from a specialist.
No word yet on whether those treatments worked well enough for Curry to practice, play in an exhibition game or regain his starting spot at the weak-side position.
“We’ll look at him tomorrow and see where he’s at and kind of evaluate him as we go along,” Allen said.
Rookie Miles Burris is working at Curry’s spot in the interim.

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  • RaiderRetribution

    XRaider, shhhhh………

    I don’t think Dennis and Knapp want DCs to remember Reece’s X-factor.

  • UCLA Raiders

    Xraided Says:
    August 19th, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    Alex7 Says:
    August 19th, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    exactly Armond.

    Palmer comes off the couch last year and lights up the Lions, Chargers (twice), Bears, and Vikings and people just want to talk about the 3 bad games he had, as if he’s not allowed to.

    _______________________

    If we had receivers that could catch consistently, NO ONE would say Palmer sucks. a TD drop and about 4 others RIGHT ON THE NUMBERS!

    DMC is our most reliable handed receiver.

    CP3 will clean up a lot of these errant throws. i believe Knapp just needs better play calling in the red zone(we need a red zone threat) .. DMC in short yardage in a ZBS will not cut it anywhere.
    _____________________________________

    I’ve seen enough of CP to make this observation:
    CP’s throws are not always perfect. Carson is used to throwing to tall WRs who could challenge for the ball to either catch it if thrown properly or go make a play to make sure the ball is not intercepted if under or over thrown. Ford is too short to go up and challenge tall CBs and hence is not capable of doing that. Moore is capable of that and that’s why CP loves him. Streater is CP’s type of WR. I think Ford should be a kick off returner only when he comes back. Why try to force Ford on CP? Ford has been responsible for many INTs due to this simple fact.
    DHB is not CP kind of WR either. I think Raiders coaching needs to recognize that to go w Moore, Streater, Criner, DHB and Ford in that order as our #1,2,3,4 and 5 WRs.

  • RaiderRetribution

    I expect King (punter) to be practice squad, Lechler can’t play forever.

    I think Stupar and Carswell to be on PS as well.

  • Plunketthead

    Big Ben just threw interception on first play of game.

    trade ben for that peanut butter sandwich we could not get for CP

  • http://www.djsulli.com/ Silverandblack666

    I have been one of the biggest Palmer supporter here and I am not saying cut his ass I was just pointing out that Knapps offense is not utilizing its talents and Palmer looked way more comfortable last year.

    When he ran that no huddle against SD the first time we played them, that was Palmer being used right and at his best.

    Bush had what 157 yards that day?

  • Plunketthead

    Samson is the Colts starting center for Luck. How about that?

    Got pushed back that play

  • Gomer

    Maybe Palmer will let Knapp know that he prefers a system geared to his strengths. Maybe Knapp will listen. ZBS = BS

  • DJ Johnny

    404.Plunketthead Says:
    August 19th, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    Big Ben just threw interception on first play of game.

    trade ben for that peanut butter sandwich we could not get for CP

    Forgive my ignorance but who are you referring to?

  • Plunketthead

    Anyone watching colts-steelers?
    Nice play and run after catch

  • Plunketthead

    Steelers are playing the Colts on the one eyed hypnotist (abc)? and the peanut butter sandwich is refering to my saying trade CP for one after he threw that first interception

  • DJ Johnny

    405.Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 19th, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    I have been one of the biggest Palmer supporter here and I am not saying cut his ass I was just pointing out that Knapps offense is not utilizing its talents and Palmer looked way more comfortable last year.

    When he ran that no huddle against SD the first time we played them, that was Palmer being used right and at his best.

    Bush had what 157 yards that day?

    Well, we know Reggie and DA poured over all the game tape from last year…probably many times. You would hope they would see what worked and what didn’t.

    I hope.

  • DJ Johnny

    410,
    Oh. Ok. I got ya.

  • DJ Johnny

    I hope to heck that during the regular season DA would decide to challenge that play to McFadden on the sideline.

    It looked like he was in.

  • Raiders for life

    Well, we know Reggie and DA poured over all the game tape from last year…probably many times. You would hope they would see what worked and what didn’t.

    I hope.

    #####################

    I don’t mind what Knapp is doing right now. But you are right DJ. I hope the coaches recognize what works and what doesn’t. Unless the players get Knapps offense down 100% I hope he doesn’t rely on it 100%

  • DJ Johnny

    RFL,

    Al Davis’s words are appropriate here….”Just Win Baby”.

    Whatever it takes. If it means swallowing your pride and making changes…have the commitment to WINNING above all else.

    Al Davis and Charlie Sheen combining for words to live by.

  • DJ Johnny

    Luck just had a pick six…hahahahaha.

    How’s it feel playing a real defense this week?

  • DJ Johnny

    I don’t know why i’m laughing at Andrew Luck…I have nothing against him per se.

  • DJ Johnny

    Down he goes…hahahahahahahahaha.

  • Missus Beeecham

    HOYO HO HO

    just pinched a loaf that had been bangin at the rear door all day. feel pretty good now after unloading that beaut. hollas been sprayin havana omellettes all day.

    HOLLA

  • DJ Johnny

    Now Luck is tearing it up…

  • Plunketthead

    Samson is spending his fair share of the time on the turf

  • xraided

    Luck will be a good QB. no worries for him. he just needs a capable RB. the Colts haven’t had one.. since… uhh…?

  • Plunketthead

    Miss beech

    who the heck cleans up after your poop riots?

  • xraided

    about CP3,

    he’s the best option we have at this point.

    would have someone prefer we went and got Flynn? how about trading into the first round for Tannehil?

  • xraided

    Brown does look beasty right now …

    although i think PIT will blow azz this year in that category!

  • Raiders for life

    Lol @ poop riots….I’m sorry but that is fkn funny.
    poop riots.

  • raidertalk

    Was it just me that noticed Reece had two blown pass blocking moments and got TP/Lienart blown-up?

  • Missus Beeecham

    Plunketthead Says:
    August 19th, 2012 at 5:51 pm
    Miss beech

    who the heck cleans up after your poop riots?
    -•———————/

    The maid, holla, loiser, bettilou, me and we box them record them with the gathered datum and archive them for future reference.

    HOLLA

  • realtruraider

    427

    I believe that was Miller, or Miiler did the same thing. I know I saw Miller whiff on a couple blocks, one down by the goaline, at first thought it was Reece myself

  • realtruraider

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur

    Raiders running back Mike Goodson really concentrated on holding on to ball at practice after 2 fumbles Fri. “He has to,” Allen said,
    ——————————————————

    They should do what Pit did with Mendenhall, make him carry ball around everywhere and when people walk by have them try to knock it out. They have too do something different because whatever they thought they did to help obviously hasn’t.

  • RaiderRob

    alex7 Says:
    August 19th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I’ll repeat myself:

    An OC is waaaaaaaay down the list of reasons why an offense succeeds or fails. Its the players, not some magical SYSTEM.

    See: Mike Martz w/ Rams and w/ Bears, Sean Payton with Brees instead of Kerry Collins, Norv Turner with Rivers instead of Collins, Hue Jackson with and without DMac…
    _________________________
    You obviously don’t follow football.
    Pay attention.
    Yeah, players have to make plays, but if the OC has his head up his rear, the defense’s job is a lot easier.
    When D’s stack up against the run, because they know the OC runs 90% of the time on first down, the RB doesn’t have a chance.
    Still with me, Jr?
    Martz stupidly ran plays that were doomed, yet still ran them again, and again, because he felt it should work. That’s not the players, Jr. That’s the OC inserting head up rear.

    When you hear defenses state “We had no idea at all what they were going to throw at us” it means two things.

    That OC kicked butt, and the other team lost.

    You have to have the horses, but without a good OC?

    Going to be a looong Sunday.

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    LOL

  • realtruraider

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur

    Taiwan Jones back from hamstring, coaches told him no reason 2 outrun everybody in Napa. “I have a few gears; keep it to 2nd in practice.”
    ———————————————–

  • Plunketthead

    Announcers just said Colts O line has a new look. Last year they were a finesse team and this year they are blowing people off the new line with new personel

  • Plunketthead

    The maid, holla, loiser, bettilou, me and we box them record them with the gathered datum and archive them for future reference.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Speaking of references, do you pay well? I know a 60 + year old realtor from Oakland. He is worthless and the old lady is about to kick him out. He cant list houses let alone sell them but I bet he could pick up poo.

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  • Raidernationdave

    One of the single most hilarious posts I have ever read here!

    Must be talkin’ about Kooky Kell.

    That dude couldn’t spell “sale” even if you spotted him t s, a, l, and e.

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

    Plunketthead Says:
    August 19th, 2012 at 6:26 pm
    The maid, holla, loiser, bettilou, me and we box them record them with the gathered datum and archive them for future reference.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Speaking of references, do you pay well? I know a 60 + year old realtor from Oakland. He is worthless and the old lady is about to kick him out. He cant list houses let alone sell them but I bet he could pick up poo.

  • DKnight007

    alex7 Says:
    August 19th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    and I’m fairly certain that more than half of you dorks don’t even understand the blocking scheme of a ZBS.

    You know when we tried going straight man-blocking? When Slater was here in the Shell II era teaching the O-line to chase stunts and twists. Disaster.

    It’s probably the same dorks that hate zone defense.

    ^^^^^^^^
    I get a kick out of how your defending Knapps crappy play calling so far this preseason.

    Shell and Walsh ran a straight up man to man OLine system with ZERO scheme involved! ZERO!

    Heck, Chuck B’s D last year was almost as bad as Shell Walsh 2 bed and breakfast Offense was.

  • raidertalk

    If Hubris Jackson did not have Bush, the results you’re seeing this preseason would be far, far worse in comparison

  • raidertalk

    If Hubris Jackson did not have Bush, the results you’re seeing this preseason would be far, far worse in comparison…
    Besides didn’t Knapp have to deal with Duh marcus the last time he was here?

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