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Condo active for today’s game vs. Dolphins

By Steve Corkran
Sunday, September 16th, 2012 at 8:42 am in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders deactivated QB Terrelle Pryor, long-snapper Nick Guess, offensive linemen Tony Bergstrom, Joseph Barksdale and Lucas Nix, wide receiver Juron Criner and defensive Jack Crawford.
Jon Condo cleared the concussion tests and is expected to be the long-snapper today. He suffered a concussion last Monday night.
Condo worked on his long-snapping before the game, and he is ready to give it a go. With Guess inactive, Travis Goethel apparently remains the backup, at least for today’s game.
Matt Giordano and Phillip Adams worked on punt returns before the game. Coye Francies worked on kick returns.

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  • Method To My Madness

    Riff is hilarious with his constant undying love for Knapp lol…..seattle,oakland,sf and atl fans allsay the same thing about him but yet we are all wrong hahahahahahahahahahaha….guy is a qb coach plain and simple

  • http://raiders.com Klas Tjorborn

    RaidingTexas Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 8:39 am
    Raider Riff Says:

    I dumped him a long time ago. Between him and Deion Sanders it was bible study 24/7 on my feed.

    ———————————

    I bet Napoleon Kaufman is bad too.
    —–
    Nap tweets football more than Jesus.

  • http://raiders.com Klas Tjorborn

    Criner must be dumb or something. Why he inactive?

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Klas, you are a sh!tbag tr0ll on a new alias.

    true or false?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Raider O Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 8:42 am
    Did you blame Gruden for Gannon getting hurt by Siragusa? No. So why blame the DA for a freak injury like Condo’s. It’s just not a common thing.
    $$$$$$$$$$

    I blamed DA & Hoffman for an injured Raider, or I’m blaming them for not having a player prepared (Goethlel). It’s simple so don’t make it rocket science.
    It’s a fair question to ask our coaches:
    If our backup LS doesn’t practice during the week, what else are we not practicing?

  • Method To My Madness

    Raider Riff Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 8:42 am
    Method To My Madness Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 8:36 am
    Klas Tjorborn Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 8:27 am
    Method, where you smoking the crack last night when you said Raiders and Miami score would be 34-31? No way will there be that many points scored.
    **************************

    Nope sober as can be……but you see what I said how the pts would be scored….I think both teams will turn it over and ST plays will go down….everyone predicting low scoring game and I’ll go with something closer to 30…I dont think the Raider D is really that good…SD really aint schit

    I’ll stick with 34-31

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    You think we will both put up that many points mostly with ST play? That is a bold statement.

    So far, their ST play is supposedly very good. Hoffman has to be worried right now. That is a key matchup in this game.

    Their D vs our O is a battle of strengths. D is generally a matter of hustle. O is generally a matter of execution. Hustle is more consistent than execution, so that is why D usually prevails. We need to execute today.

    Their O vs our D seems to be a mismatch, no matter how overrated you may think our D is. There will be no excuse for letting a rookie beat us in this matchup.

    We could win this close and low scoring, even with doing everything right (IF there D is that good). Or we could win this in a blowout. But under no circumstances should we lose this game.
    *************************

    I think a combo of turnovers, OFF tds and ST plays will help aid us

  • http://000 Bob Marley

    Riff.

    Just so you know, I enjoy the back and forth, no hard feelings right?.

    That being said, you told us that on MNF the Chargers were taking away the deep ball by playing 2 deep Safeties and we could not run right at them because their LB’s were selling out to stop the run, so Knapp kept calling plays over the soft middle which was wide open.

    Question is, wasn’t that SD’s Defensive game-plan all along? and didn’t we play right into their hands by taking what was there?.

    You know, they were probably happy to let us dink and dunk and pick up some yards, limit us to FG’s if possible……..as long as we didn’t establish the running game or make big-plays down the field?.

  • Method To My Madness

    Klas Tjorborn Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 8:43 am
    Criner must be dumb or something. Why he inactive?
    *******************************

    When will you kill yourself and rid the world of one less moron?

    Criner is hurt

  • zopi

    I can’t believe that Terrelle isn’t good enough for some kind of change of pace. And what’s going on with Criner?
    Wasn’t his injury a minor one?
    here we go again… arrested development of two play-makers

  • RaiderRetribution

    Condo for Congress!

  • RaiderRetribution

    We don’t want Criner to become another Chaz.

    Rest him until he is 100%.

    We have our No. 1, Mr. Moore, our number 2, Mr. Streater…err Mr. Heyward-Bey, and the reliable Mr. Hagan.

  • beach

    Never thought I would be so happy to see Jon Condo ready to go!

  • RaiderRetribution

    I’ve said it before, Raiders get a true #1 TE, (Meyrs a solid #2); Ausberry should be transitioned back to WR.

  • Plunketthead

    Bob You do a great job explaining why Knapp is a bad fit for the team. Almost everyone that dislikes him cannot break it down into why.
    They just repeat what they read on a blog and that irks me into defending him and all things Raider.

  • Raider Riff

    Bob Marley Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 8:44 am
    Riff.

    Just so you know, I enjoy the back and forth, no hard feelings right?.

    That being said, you told us that on MNF the Chargers were taking away the deep ball by playing 2 deep Safeties and we could not run right at them because their LB’s were selling out to stop the run, so Knapp kept calling plays over the soft middle which was wide open.

    Question is, wasn’t that SD’s Defensive game-plan all along? and didn’t we play right into their hands by taking what was there?.

    You know, they were probably happy to let us dink and dunk and pick up some yards, limit us to FG’s if possible……..as long as we didn’t establish the running game or make big-plays down the field?.

    ———–

    Hard feelings with you? Not at all. My life is great. Its sunny and Im eating Italian pasta tonite. Nobody on a blog is going to get me that bent out of shape.

    I just know youre one of the smarter members here. Ive put things a million different ways to get you to see what is up and yet you still want to find a way to blame Knapp instead of just letting the evidence make the decision for you. It’s not your style.

    But to answer your question….

    SD’s gameplan was indeed that all along. But it is highly likely that they were expecting CP3 to eventually fall into his old ways and not be able to hold back from sending one deep. He did it a couple times in the preseason where he was baited into an INT.

    SD doesnt have a bunch of pro bowlers on their team. They had to try and work with our weaknesses. Testing Palmer’s discipline and shutting down the run were their top two priorities.

    Once they realized that CP3 wasnt taking the bait, they moved the safeties up and the CB’s relaxed a bit. But they never relaxed their LBs. It’s all on tape, go watch it again.

    When they moved the Safeties up, CP3 did what elite QB’s do and he tried hitting them where it hurt. We had guys stretching the field on over half of our pass plays. That is why it is so funny when people call us a dink and dunk WCO. It didnt look like that to me. It looked like a Sid Gilman / WCO hybrid. But in reality, those two systems are more alike than the average fan knows. They both operate on the same principles, just one stretches the field wide, the other deep. Both are intented to dink and dunk until the defense cant take it anymore and they start to tighten things up, then you hit them deep. And you can do it on any play because on every play, someone is going deep. And with a QB of Palmers caliber, he knows before the ball is snapped what the D is trying to do. He rarely gets fooled by a team that lacks talent like SD did. You have to have talent if you really want to disguise things the way Pitt and Baltimore do.

    If a defense ABSOLUTELY refuses to bring their safeties up (which is highly unlikely after youve scored on 3-4 early drives) then any OC will gladly just rack up the field goals. Long dink and dunk drives eventually take their toll on a defense and by the 2nd half, they are tired and the run game will open up. That is why defenses ALWAYS adjust and dont just let another team FG them to death.

    The problem with us is, most teams expect us to implode so they dont have to adjust. We stop imploding and we will start dominating again. We have as much talent as anyone in the league. We may not be deep, but we are beyond capable of a SuperBowl run if we start playing to our potential.

    How is that for a breakdown?

  • beach

    Palmer needs to step up and be a leader today. No excuses. It is time to win a football game. 24 to 17 victory needs to happen!

  • Raider Riff

    Bob,

    I think you would really like this site. This guy does a really good job of teaching the average fan the intricacies of football strategy. Fans could learn a lot from studying this site.

    Go to Smart Football .com

    Maybe some others here would like to check it out as well.

  • IndianaRaider

    not sure I like the idea of only having Parson as a back up lineman, with Bergs and Barksdale out, could be a long day if someone goes down.

  • C2E

    Does Palmer have play calling authority?

  • MikieG

    zopi Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    I can’t believe that Terrelle isn’t good enough for some kind of change of pace. And what’s going on with Criner?
    Wasn’t his injury a minor one?
    here we go again… arrested development of two play-makers
    +++++++++++

    Concurr…Jesus, are we the most conservative, unimaginative offense in the NFL suddenly or what? Why in the F would Pryor be inactive today? Get the kid some touches..he doesn’t have to throw the ball to be effective.
    Come on Man! This three downs and a cloud of dust Offense needs to come up with some Sh!t!

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