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WR Ford’s season might be over

Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Thursday afternoon that there’s a “strong possibility” that wide reciever Jacoby Ford will be placed on season-ending injured reserve.
A new rule permits teams to designate one player on injured reserve for return at some point in the season. However, Allen said if Ford goes on injured reserve, it won’t be under the new designation.
Therefore, the Raiders face the prospect of playing the entire 2012 season without Ford, who is one of their most explosive receivers, as well as their kick returner.
Ford suffered a left foot injury at the end of a reception against the Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 17 in an exhibition game. He did not practice or play in a game after the injury. He underwent surgery in North Carolina on Tuesday.
Allen said Ford’s injury is the dreaded Lisfranc injury, which has been known to sideline players for lengthy periods and be difficult to rebound from.
Running back Darren McFadden said as much Wednesday, ever mindful of his bout with a similar injury last season.
For now, the Raiders have five receivers on their 53-man roster — Darrius Heyward-Bey, Denarius Moore, Derek Hagan, Juron Criner and Rod Streater.
Allen didn’t rule out the possibility of signing a free agent or promoting a receiver from the practice squad.

– In other news, middle linebacker Rolando McClain (ankle) and running back Taiwan Jones (ribs) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday. They missed practice the day before.
Criner (ankle), defensive tackle Richard Seymour (knee), center Alex Parsons (shoulder) and Moore (hamstring) also were limited.

– Allen said long-snapper Jon Condo (concussion) is “feeling better” and will accompany the Raiders to Miami. Condo will play, too, if he is cleared by team doctors.
If Condo can’t play, the Raiders are expected to sign Nick Guess from the practice squad to fill in for Condo as the long-snapper.

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  • DMAC

    Thec Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 11:39 am

    On the D-chart, they have hanson backing up both CB positions. He could play in a pinch if someone goes down.

    If thats the case then you will be calling 9-1-1.
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    Before dialing 9-1-1, I’ll try a microphone Chekwa

  • Thec

    2013
    DE CB TE

  • Thec

    forgot about Chekwa…Could raise him up.

  • DutchRaider77

    798.branden.w Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 11:38 am
    Javon Ringer (elbow, out) revealed that he could have lost his arm had doctors not gotten his elbow infection under control.
    Ringer was lucky the Titans caught this quickly. He’s been ruled out for Week 2, but could have lost his career if they hadn’t detected the infection in his left arm sooner. Ringer’s timetable to return to action remains uncertain. Source: Jim Wyatt on Twitter

    Holy crap! Just when you think your having a bad day. . .

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    How about a little Friday Raider Trivia? As I cannot remember the answer, it will be fun…Who was the one-eyed (blind in one eye) Raider RB/FB?

  • dr_robert

    u guys apparently need the good doctor to say it how it is. forget about knapp getting fired. won’t happen. not for now anyway. it would take 4 horrendous games for him to be stripped of his playcalling duties. the raiders as an organization have committed to these coaches and schemes.

    as for my opinion, i do feel the playcalling lacked adjustments. he seemed to keep calling the same plays as if there were only a few available. but i need to see more.

    the wr corp was missing one of it’s good players, and the o-line was porous. we’ll see if the addition of moore and wiz, and a week of “fixing things” will help.

    i was disappointed for sure. but perhaps we have to give some credit to the chargers for playing well. their defense seemed to be doing the right things to stop mcfadden and the deep throws, and got a lot pressure on the pocket.

  • dr_robert

    makus davicus looks like a guy i’ve seen hanging outside of a tavern smoking a cig.

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 11:41 am
    Too funny, no one wanted to hear this when i said it. I told you EVERYONE IS ON A ONE YEAR TRY OUT!!!! Everyone will need to earn their spot for 2013, and it sounds as if big mck is in full rebuild mode and will cast out the hold overs that dont cut the mustard regardless of resume, hype, or contract size!!! YYYYEEEEEESSSS!!!!!

    3 guys I think on offense that need huge years or they may not stick.

    Dmac and ford, they must prove they are durable and can be relied upon, Ford may e gone for the year and may have seen his last snap as a raider. he has very little trade value, because he has not stayed healthy as a pro and he couldnt stay healthy in college either. Kick returners dont usally bring major value in trades, unless thier names are dion sanders, and eric metcalf. dmac is the same, the best in the nfl when healthy but when is that ever the case? Dmac i beleive he still has decent trade value because someone will hope they can find a way to keep him healthy, worth more of a risk than trading for a kick returner number 3-4 wr.

    Palmer is another holdover that is on the hot seat. he cooled it off some on sunday, but he isnt out of the woods by any stretch. Will palmer play the steady patient jason campbell like methodical turn over free ball he played on monday? i hope so, that was the best he has been over the last 2 years. For all the talk about how great his deep ball is it hasnt been any better than what we got in 2011, hit and miss. This so called great deep ball skill has been devalued in the new offense, and he has been far better throwing under neath.

    Palmer may have revived a little trade value on monday as well, so his stock is higher than it has been since the first time he wore a raider uniform. If he lays an egg vs the fins a team we should beat it will be a disaster, and could be the beginning of the end for him here.

    dont believe me? Well take big mck’s word for it then

    Q: Are you looking at guys, so many of them on one-year contracts, to prove themselves?

    McKenzie:There’s a constant evaluation. I’m evaluating the game and sometimes I isolate on certain one-on-one situations or stuff like that. Mostly it’s just evaluating the game. The next morning, evaluating the tape, seeing if players are coming to play.

    ==========================

    That’s great so Mike Goodson & Biesel are safe then right? Why keep talented players around?

  • DMAC

    How about a little Friday Raider Trivia? As I cannot remember the answer, it will be fun…Who was the one-eyed (blind in one eye) Raider RB/FB?
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    Easy $$$
    Joe Aska

  • Marks hair

    Just last nite we saw gb attack a 2 deep d with runs between the tackles to open up some deep shots… dink and dunk will not bring those safeties down… our game was like the tampa bay sb without 5 interceptions…

  • Twocents

    Raider Riff took me to task for saying “While Reece could have given Jones a better feed, Jones definitely took his eyes off the ball.”
    So I went back and watched the replay.
    After further review….I have reversed my decision.
    It is not clear that Jones took his eyes off the ball and I happily place all the blame on Reece.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    JOE ASKA..

  • branden.w

    How about a little Friday Raider Trivia? As I cannot remember the answer, it will be fun…Who was the one-eyed (blind in one eye) Raider RB/FB?

    ______________________________

    I’m gonna guess . . . BeechDawg

    He’s always on here talking about his one-eyed fullback.

  • R8ER MIKE

    DMAC Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 11:38 am
    R8ER MIKE Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    DMAC,
    good day GreenParty prez !!!
    ========

    What up ODB!
    Not 2 many post from my playuh patna ODB.
    Either you’ve been working hard or puffing hard?

    ****************************
    a lot of both sir !!
    like they say, if you wanna play like a sport, you gotta pay like a sport !!

  • DMAC

    Gotta run peoples
    No worries Sunday. We win!
    Go A’s!
    Go Dubs!
    Go Cal Bears! (fire Tedford)
    Go Raiders!
    Ya’ll have a solid weekend

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    The emergence of romac has been sudden but not entirely unexpected. Romac is a classic raider case, in that he was drafted with unbelievable talent, and simply has not produced. I guy that was so talented that he may not have had to work very hard in college. he found out quickly though that failure to work in the nfl means you are going to have your lunch eaten by hungrier players week after week.

    Romac’s refusal to acknowledge the learning curve in the nfl as rookie was a clear warning sign that he would be a bit like darrel russel. only russell made an immediate impact and then badly faded, as he began to be less and less dedicated.

    I believe romacs failure was a direct reflection of the coaching staff, and the lack of accountability fostered by a coddling owner that loved his players over coaches, and would let the in,mates run the asylum.

    suddenly romac has bought in? yes because he is a hold over that sorely under performed, and big mck has made it clear, get your act together or else.

    This makes me wonder about all f the super talented players we have had that have grossly loafed about slogging form week to week losing at every turn. how many wins would we have had if Davis had cracked the whip and allowed his coaches to do the same. Davis was from an era where players policed themselves, this day an age you need the coach to police the players as well.

    i really like what big mck is doing

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Bob Marley Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I recall many people saying McClain was garbage and should have been cut in the off-season.
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    Half of them have changed their names by now.

  • R8ER MIKE

    DMAC..
    be safe Prez !!
    GreenParty rules !!

  • dr_robert

    KoolKell Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 11:51 am
    Bob Marley Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I recall many people saying McClain was garbage and should have been cut in the off-season.
    ————————
    Half of them have changed their names by now.

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

    i said he was garbage and he has been. i knew he would need one more chance before a decision could be made. however, i am not on the bandwagon. i know what i know. he has not become a stud yet. he made some nice plays. it’s a promising start. but he is far from there yet, and in my opinion, still behind burris and wheeler. get more tackles, make more plays, be an actual stud instead of a potential one, and then i’ll believe.

  • RaidersOne

    Micheal Bush gained 54 yds in 12 carries after Forte went down last night.

    If we had retained Bush and had the tandem lined up DMAC/Bush, finesse and power running to form the basis of our offense we would have dominated SD. SD could never stop both DMAC and Bush. Combine that with power blocking and long passes, we could send crap-azz Jones across the middle as a pass catcher, WCO style, to get out on the flats and into space, to bust off several big runs.

    Of course the brilliant posters here claim that RB’s like Bush are “a dime a dozen”, a false claim that has been aptly demonstrated.

    So now instead of an anchored quick strike offense we have the dink n’ dunk where players strengths are not taken into account at all, while Knapp is sweating bullets with his nose stuck in a truncated play book on the side lines, trying to shed the nightmare.

    No adaptation, no adjustment, just keep playing like the paper says while everything blows sky-high.

    Big, dumb Reggie is married to the scheme also, according to his own interview yesterday.

    Okay big Reg, get as stupid as you want, since soon we’ll be 0/5. But then again maybe your real plan is to go 0/16, reap the benefits of next year’s draft, and almost entirely dump every one and everything, to start completely anew.

  • DutchRaider77

    Just saw that both Maclin and Jackson are hurt (both are a game time decision)…Vick might be leaving the field on a strechter.

  • branden.w

    Bengals WLB Thomas Howard is out for the season after tearing his ACL in Wednesday’s practice.
    It’s a huge loss for Mike Zimmer’s defense. Howard was the Bengals’ leading tackler last season and their best defender at Baltimore in Week 1, playing all 62 snaps. Core special teamer Dan Skuta is top candidate to take over on the weak side. The 29-year-old Howard was in the final season of a two-year, $6.5 million contract. Source: Joe Reedy on Twitter

    I was glad to see the guy get another chance. Sucks for the Bengals.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    jay cutler …… BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    that guy stinks. he is terribly over hyped. he throws a million tds, and for a million yrads, but counters that with a million int’s. he has the same issue that our guy has. Forcing the ball and wilting under pressure from the defense.

    The difference is palmer seemed to purposely, wisely dial it down and try to play within a ball management style, and protect the ball. he lost patience on 2 throws that could have been picked, and if they were i would have been all over him for it. Cutler needs to do the same, or he could be out of a job soon

    Palmer and cutler are almost the same guy

  • dr_robert

    this just in! it’s only been one fuking game!

  • RaidersOne

    KoolKell Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Bob Marley Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I recall many people saying McClain was garbage and should have been cut in the off-season.
    ————————
    Half of them have changed their names by now.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I still think McClain is garbage and I haven’t changed my name.

    By all accounts SD is a second tier team to the extent that that barely beat the Raiders, who are as inept and stupid as they come.

    I say line fool McClain up against the Steelers, Broncos, Ravens etc. and see how well he does. If he eats up those teams and comes in with an uber-performance for the season, then he will be judged as fully performing.

  • 2romes

    Players do make mistakes.The difference should be not the same player and the same mistakes.

  • J Hill

    Still can’t believe we cut Tom Howard in favor or Groves.

  • dr_robert

    RaidersOne Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    …the Raiders, who are as inept and stupid as they come.

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

    hey, they’re like you! no wonder u spend ur life here.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    RaidersOne Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 11:57 am
    Micheal Bush gained 54 yds in 12 carries after Forte went down last night.

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    It was 14 carries for 54 yards, which works out to 3.9 yards/carry. And that will go significantly if Forte is out and Bush has to carry the load for an extended period.

  • DutchRaider77

    Yeah, Jay Cutler was lucky he only threw 4 picks…

  • branden.w

    826.J Hill Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Still can’t believe we cut Tom Howard in favor or Groves.

    ________________________________

    And he was in a contract year too. Cue the ‘Price is Right’ wa-wa music.

  • Marks hair

    I dont know how some of you handle losing the way you do… i just barely stoped beating my kids this morning… and my wifes not in the clear till we win..

  • RaidersOne

    Cutler is much worse than CP3. It’s in Cutler’s nature and is his character to be a jackass. He can do very well but soon enough he’ll sabotage his own performance, for instance, as he did in last night’s game, by throwing 4 interceptions.

    Normally he doesn’t show his dis-abilities this quickly in the season and plays well the first 6 to 8 games. Culter’s particular talent is blowing up during a critical game, usually with a major injury such as a hangnail pull.

    CP3 on the other hand is even tempered and could probably do okay if the material components of the team were competent and in place. Unfortunately, that hasn’t occurred yet for CP3.

  • RaidersOne

    dr_robert Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    RaidersOne Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    …the Raiders, who are as inept and stupid as they come.

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

    hey, they’re like you! no wonder u spend ur life here.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I see you were here before me this morning, and you wouldn’t know that I spend my whole life here, unless you spent your whole life here too.

    For me, I take a long lunch and comment while doing so.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    people are so upset about knapp, but what they dont realize is that THIS IS A REBUILD YEAR,

    There is a plan in place which is the zbs wco, that will not go away or be altered. in fact it is incumbent upon the players to prove they can fit as the roster will continue to be turned over next off season, finding guys that fit with this current plan.

    In fact it would make no sense to try and fit the offense around the strengths of this current group. why?

    That would set back the overall plan and retard the development of guys that my be able to fit into the new scheme. it is far better to turn the page take your lumps and turn over the roster. this way you have a clear direction and better evaluate players.

    I really like what big mck is doing.

  • Marks hair

    834.. i understand whats happening.. i just dont like rebuilding.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    It was 14 carries for 54 yards, which works out to 3.9 yards/carry.
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    Almost twice what Dmac picked up.

  • 2romes

    This was a years for addition not subtraction. One more game and The Raiders are above par.A fews more players and a DC wins a fews more games. The is the Map I was looking for. Now The Raiders are rerouted and lost there GPS.

  • jesusraiderjim

    Let’s stop the Knapp hating and start the Cockring hating

    Cockring? Are you serious. The blog is no place for that kind of talk for cryin out loud. LMAO

  • Raider Riff

    Bob Marley Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 10:41 am
    Riff.

    “Im calm Bob. I just have never once heard you have a wrong take on here til now. You, twocents, YougAmerican, and Chris from NY are normally 100% right. So forgive me for getting frustrated when I see one of the more respected semi’s completely miss the boat on this one.”

    - First of all, I’ve had plenty of wrong takes over the years!.

    But seriously, I don’t think we “completely missed the boat on this one”.

    It’s one thing to concede the long-snapping issue was a huge factor, probably the biggest when you consider the Coaching Staff did NOTHING about it, bu that’s called bad coaching my fiend.

    And I don’t mean not having a back-up plan for Condo coming out of the game, I mean not adjusting protection schemes accordingly when you just lost the guy who calls them, what where they thinking?.

    - I’m also talking about getting a delay of game penalty when facing a 3rd and 10 at SD’s 11 yard line.

    - I’m also talking about the first 3rd quarter drive where we were facing a 1st and 5 at our own 49 yard line and we could not convert on 3 downs, then deciding to go for it and getting called for having 12 men on the field, bringing up the Punt unit and watching the debacle start.

    - I’m also talking about the second drive in the 3rd quarter, where we were facing a 2nd down and 3 and could not convert.

    - I’m also talking about our 3rd drive in the third quarter where actually lost 3 yards after McFaden got tackled behind the LOS on first down and 2 short incompletions to McFaden followed.

    We lost the game right there because the offense stalled and failed to convert and we could not punt.

    —————–

    The lack of adjustments after we lost Condo in the punting game were definitely a coaching blunder. You are right there. But the damage was already done.

    And just becasue they screwed that up, doesnt mean Knapp had a crappy gameplan like so many here want to believe.

    All those other coach issues you said are minor compared to the HUGE mistakes our players made. Our coaches should not be taking the heat here. Im not nit-picking. This was big mistakes by our players that swung things 19 points, not little stuff that cost us one or two conversions.

    You list every conversion as if Knapp was supposed to run the plays himself and never not convert a 3rd down. You are stretching things and looking for the slightest reason to blame the staff.

    I really wish I could sit and watch the game with you and we could go over it in person. When you watch then endzone film, its not hard to break down every single play.

  • Raider Riff

    Twocents Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Raider Riff took me to task for saying “While Reece could have given Jones a better feed, Jones definitely took his eyes off the ball.”
    So I went back and watched the replay.
    After further review….I have reversed my decision.
    It is not clear that Jones took his eyes off the ball and I happily place all the blame on Reece.

    ———-

    My “taking you to task” wasnt meant to be personal. I apologize if it came off that way. There was a lot of frustration boiling over. Your one of my favorite semis twocents.

    It takes a real intelligent person to come back here, admit you went and checked the replay, and were wrong.

    Were all wrong once in a while. We’re only stupid when were too stubborn to admit it.