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Raiders prepare for Miami heat

Thursday’s noon post . . .
When the Raiders took the field for practice Thursday it was a breezy day with temperatures inching into the 60s.

In other words, nothing to prepare them for the cauldron of heat and humidity that awaits them Sunday in Miami. The Dolphins, of course choose to wear white, meaning the Raiders will be in their heat-retaining black jerseys.

The forecast is for temperatures in the mid-80s, humidity in the 70 percent range and a chance of thunderstorms.

There is little the Raiders can do about except hydrate and maybe substitute a little more if possible.

In the opener each member of the starting defensive line played more than 40 snaps _ right end Matt Shaughnessy (48), defensive tackles Tommy Kelly (46) and Richard Seymour (42) and left end Lamarr Houston (46).

The main reserves, end Dave Tollefson and tackle Desmond Bryant, had 24 and 16 respectively. The Raiders are likely to increase their snaps and reduce those of the starters, while also using rookie Christo Bilukidi, who had nine snaps against San Diego.

“Obviously when you really take into account the Miami heat, we’re going to have to do a good job with our rotation and keeping those guys fresh and keeping them where they’ll be at their best in the fourth quarter,’’ coach Dennis Allen said.

The Raiders, particularly those from southern home towns, aren’t wasting a lot of time worrying about the heat.

“Man, I’m from Jackson, Mississippi,’’ Kelly said. “I’ll be all right.’’

Middle linebacker Rolando McClain, from Decatur, Ala., wasn’t overly concerned, either.

“It’s just hot. It’s not like you died or anything,’’ McClain said. “It’s just a little sun. Drink some water, you’ll be fine.’’

– McClain, who missed practice Wednesday with an ankle injury, was on the field and going through drills, as was Taiwan Jones, who sat out the previous day with a rib injury.

– Stefen Wisniewski opened with the first team for the second straight day during group drills.

– Wide receiver Denarius Moore apparently bounced back without any issues a day after quarterback Carson Palmer said he made some “phenomenal’’ catches.

– Practice squad long-snapper Nick Guess was working on field goal snaps on the far field with holder Shane Lechler and place kicker Sebastian Janikowski. Jon Condo, recovering from a concussion, was leaving the facility as practice began.

– After a review of the coaches tape, rookie linebacker Miles Burris had his number of tackles increase from nine to 12.

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  • Raider Riff

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    PFF ranked Wiz’s season ending game at center against San Diego as one of the worst games a center played all year.

    I would rather keep Parson in there, and put Wiz back at guard, and get Briesel the heck out of there.

    —————–

    Veldheer and Wiz anchoring the left side seemed to work really good last year. If you feel Parsons is good enough, then I see no reason Wiz shouldnt give up the C position and move to G.

    I dont know if Briesel is the problem. You tell me. All I know is that Barns went back to being his old self last game.

  • Marks hair

    List all the non 1st rounders that washed out….

  • raiderinparadise

    Amazing, Wiz was a focal point of the line last season, now under the ZBS he seems about as good as Satele.

  • purvisman

    Let me get this straight Plunketthead. You quit drinking 20 years ago but smoke a bit and I don’t know what you do with hillbilly heroin. And you will have twenty years of what, exactly in Nov.? Don’t get me wrong and more power to you.

  • Plunketthead

    Thats why you double down with some somas = HH.
    It will stop the itch, might stop your heart too though.

    Best stay away

  • Raider Riff

    DJ Johnny Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    183.gtown1_sj Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    San Diego surprised the Raiders by playing what wide receiver Rod Streater called a “bail” technique. Defensive backs came up as if they would play press coverage, then suddenly dropped off 15 or 20 yards, cutting off all deep routes.

    Shouldn’t we have run 10 yd routes then for automatic first downs? Tells you how bad the team will be this year when they can’t adjust to a team dropping off 15-20yds at the snap. Long year for the Raiders… Just saying..

    …and isn’t that something Palmer should notice…at least as a trend?

    They should have planned that if they do the bail thing..then cut back and i’ll hit you short.

    ————-

    Ummm…. that is exactly what Palmer and Hagen were doing. And DHB on his hitch routes.

    The adjustments were made. I dont know what you guys are complaining about.

    We got them to creep up twice and when they did, we went deep and the WR’s couldnt make the plays.

  • purvisman

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    with some hillbilly herion now and then
    ***********************
    That stuff makes my face itch, I don’t like it////////////////////////////////What is hillbilly heroin?

  • jesusraiderjim

    Shouldn’t we have run 10 yd routes then for automatic first downs? Tells you how bad the team will be this year when they can’t adjust to a team dropping off 15-20yds at the snap. Long year for the Raiders… Just saying..

    ————————
    that is what i was thinking erlier. Seems like the come back route should have been open all night long

  • DJ Johnny

    I hear Palmer and Streator talk about what SD did to take away what we wanted to do and it alomost sounds like they are acting hopeless about it.

    “Well they did this and that so we couldn’t do what we really wanted”.

    Welcome to the NFL.

    You have to adjust on the fly. That’s what Peyton does.

  • raiderinparadise

    Passing game on MNF, SD set-up a chess match and we missed out on the big peices.

  • Raider Riff

    Marks Hair Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    List all the non 1st rounders that washed out….

    ——————————

    Dude, I dont have that much time.

    If you dont get it, you dont get it. IDK what else to say. Im willing to bow out now because if I have to look up every 1st round pick that failed just to prove a point (that you might still argue after the fact) then it just isnt worth it.

    All but a very few QBs who are good in this league walked into good situations and were developed, no matte where they are drafted. And if we cant win with Palmer, then we wont be able to win with Luck, or RG3, or Cam Newton, or the next big thing. If you dont get that, then I cant help you.

  • Plunketthead

    Purvis I dont know anything about sobriety if thats what you mean. However I hit my knees and asked God to help me quit drinking almost 20 years ago.

  • raiderinparadise

    We played pawns all night on offense.

  • zopi

    The buzz on the dolts’ talk radio down here in SoCal is that Nerd Turner outsmarted the Raiders coaching staff, both defensively and offensively. The Raiders helped and did their own damage, though, on just about every facet of the game.

  • purvisman

    Googled it and now I know. Back went out sunday and I found a bottle of Vicadin and took 6 or7 a day sunday and monday and it really helped with the pain but I got all itchy, too. That’s the hillbillys hillbillys heroin.

  • jesusraiderjim

    And he was playing with a torn labrum, which HAD to affect both his strength and leverage.

    Back in high school and Junior college I knew a guy that played with a torn LABIA is that similar? Is that what our WR’s are suffering from?

  • Plunketthead

    new post

  • DJ Johnny

    Well, looks like no happy announcements coming from Raiderland.

    Not even any disappointment in the SD game?

    No vow to get better?

    Still irritated at DA’s over the top praise of a bitter rival and their QB “Philip” as well as all the respect and admiration of “the Charger organization”.

    What the hell is THAT?

    C’mon man.

  • Raider Riff

    Zopi Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    The buzz on the dolts’ talk radio down here in SoCal is that Nerd Turner outsmarted the Raiders coaching staff, both defensively and offensively. The Raiders helped and did their own damage, though, on just about every facet of the game.

    ————

    I wouldnt say he outsmarted us. Us losing our long snapper does not mean Norv outsmarted us. Dont listen to the homers in SoCal.

    Norv had a solid plan. He worked with what he had. We had a equally solid plan and a ton more talent. We didnt execute, lost the turnover battle, and we lost a major special teams cog. End of story.

  • DJ Johnny

    Maybe DA is hoping HE will be the next man up to replace Norv.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Slang for the prescription painkiller Oxycontin, which happens to be very popular with rural white males.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hillbilly%20heroin

  • purvisman

    Plunketthead Says: Purvis I dont know anything about sobriety if thats what you mean. However I hit my knees and asked God to help me quit drinking almost 20 years ago.////////////Meant no disrespect whatsoever, thought you were still availing yourself of painkillers of one sort or the other and was commenting on that. If you and god are working it out, than more power to you and keep on Raidering on.

  • boss01

    I thought when Palmer was brought that we would see more deep balls the likes of which we havent seen since the snake days….now after 10 games, I see more check downs than mclown and JC ever threw….heck JC is a gun slinger compared to CP3 right now….he has lost his ballz or his mojo either way he has not lived up to what was given up in return….this is not the same guy from 09…not ready togive up just yet but he better pick it up and start acting like a real QB starting sunday or else people need to start the Pryor chants ala Tebow