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Update on Heyward-Bey, story on scary sequence

OAKLAND – Some kind of sign, that’s all the Raiders wanted. Finally, after an agonizing wait, injured wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey raised his right hand in the air as if to signal that he was all right after being drilled in the head by a Pittsburgh Steelers defender Sunday.
The sold-out crowd erupted into applause once they received the sign from Heyward-Bey.
A Raiders spokesman said Heyward-Bey is in stable condition and that he was being kept overnight at Mt. Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.
Thus inspired by Heyward-Bey’s arm-raising, the Raiders scored a touchdown four plays later and went on for a 34-31 victory at the Coliseum.
“It meant a lot,” Raiders running back Mike Goodson said. “He let you know that he’s all right, that he still had that fighting spirit.”
The Raiders channeled that spirit the rest of the game, using the helmet-to-chin hit by Steelers safety Ryan Mundy as added motivation.
“When we got in the kickoff huddle (after the touchdown),” Goodson said, “it was all, ‘Let’s go, DHB!’ They took our guy out. Nothing against them, but you get something out of that. It just lets you know that he’s all right.”
Raiders coach Dennis Allen said after the game that the only update he had on Heyward-Bey was that he suffered a concussion.
The injury was severe enough for him to be taken to a local hospital, yet no one called it a malicious play by Mundy.
Heyward-Bey suffered his injury as he attempted to catch a pass from quarterback Carson Palmer early in the fourth quarter, as two Steelers defenders closed in from either side. The officials didn’t call a penalty on the play.
Mundy’s helmet caught Heyward-Bey on the chin, knocking him unconscious and resulting in him hitting the turf face first.
He lay on the field for more than 10 minutes as numerous medical people tended to him. Ultimately, his head and neck were immobilized before he was placed on a body board, carted off the field and taken to the hospital.
Mundy said the location of his hit on Heyward-Bey was unintentional.
“I didn’t go in there trying to hit him with my helmet,” Mundy said. “Things like that happen so fast. He may have come down to the level of my helmet. I have to see the replay, I don’t know. … Unfortunately, things like that do happen. From my standpoint, they’re never intentional.”
Heyward-Bey’s injury underscored the perilous nature of the NFL.
“We always talk about, win, lose or draw, anytime you’re able to walk off the field, that’s a win,” Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour said. “Because we play a dangerous game. It’s in my opinion the best game in the world, but it’s one of the most violent.”
Heyward-Bey is in his fourth season with the Raiders. He was their first-round pick in the 2009 NFL draft.
Coincidentally, he suffered a similarly scary injury last season in a game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Again, Heyward-Bey’s head and neck were immobilized last Nov. 20, and he was carted off the field.
At one point Sunday, there were 10 or more medical people tending to Heyward-Bey, with teammates and fans unable to see what was going on.
“Yeah, it was definitely tense,” Raiders long-snapper Jon Condo said. “You couldn’t see him. They had him blocked off, with the cart in the way. You got to take a knee and send a prayer out to him, pray for his safety.”
Goodson suffered a neck injury during training camp in August. He, too, was placed on a body board with his head and neck immobilized before being transported to a hospital.
Goodson was released the same day after tests and observation. He said he expects Heyward-Bey to rebound the way he did.
“Darrius is a ballplayer, man,” Goodson said. “When you’re a ballplayer like that, it just comes natural. So, he’ll get back. I’m sure he’ll have to go through his treatments and all that, but he’s a professional. He’ll be back.”

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  • mcfadden20.

    I didn’t really predicted the Raiders to win but I was expecting them to be better in 3rd game and had that any given Sunday feel with me throughout whole week , I even gave exAmples of teams last year who looked absolutely hot garbage and they managed to turn in a decent season , I gave examples of teams like kc chiefs who were losing by more than 30 points every single game and were barely able to get a TD on board and they turned around their season and almost made it to the playoffs .. So that’s why I don’t overact over games no matter how badly we lost … Or how big we won … Teams still can game plan better next week and just simply place better in all facets of a game and win a game against a team that had not lost in over 2 years … This is why we love sports because anything can happen

  • DennisAllensVisor

    RaiderDanny Says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 10:54 am
    Did Ausberry stiff are someone again yesterday?

    —-

    yep.

  • Carl Weathers

    That swing screen is too easy too see.

    @@@@@@@@@

    They need a little delay, have the back pretend he’s in for protection before he leaks out for the pass. Once with Dmac and once with Goodson and it was a loss both times. It just looks so obvious waht they’re doing on that play.

  • Thec

    1. No huddle <—– Should be the way we roll the O

    2. CPIII Play Calling <—– Should be the way we roll

    3. More Reece <—– WMD use often

    4. WTH is Taiwan Jones???

    5. More Myer and Auz <—— Use both often, even at the same time.

  • 303Raider

    Whut Up Nation!!

    Anyone flying out for the game? I will be in the parking lot tailgating like we do in Oakland!

    I’ve walked out of that stadium a winner the last 4 years, I expect to make it 5!

    The Donks cant run or stop the run, we’ve got this one!

    Peyton will be a little easier to get than ben…

  • Thec

    Teams are onto the screen play, KNAPP and Palmer need to create something new, as teams are scheming against that play.

    What I havent seen that I saw in Presea is DMAC motioning out, and lining up as a WR….

  • RaiderDanny

    Lol!!! I gotta find some highlights! Thanks RaiderRiff said NFL.com has it?

  • TheBay2LA

    3 penalites for 35. Can this be the real deal? Or a bi-product of replacement officials? If so, when these real officials return, and the flags start going up again, no doubt they’re out to get us. Which of course leads me to the disgust with these replacement refs, DHB and Myers both takes shots to the head, and are injured today, yet no flags. However, I’m sure both hits will result in fines this week. The NFL MUST do something to get these scrubs of the field, it might truly become a concern for safety. It’s like there is no middle ground, they either call no PI, or mistake PI for illegal contact because they’re not sure. Christ, I’ve never seen so many PI calls as I did in that NE-Baltimore game. Disgusting. Luckily, they blew that call on the illegal chop block on Smith at the end of the game for us, or we may not be so happy today!!

  • Marks hair

    DennisAllensVisor Says: September 24th, 2012 at 10:52 amMarks hair Says:September 24th, 2012 at 10:50 amI thought our draw plays were big. Been begging to see some. Seen more reece mismatch action too.. need to see more.. no huddle? Hey whats that?….

    —-Exactly.Screens, still waiting on a solid screen.That swing screen is too easy too see.

    Id give knapp a C- for his playcalling in the first 2 games.. probably an A- for yesterday.

  • Carl Weathers

    One veteran NFL scout observed to NFL Network’s Albert Breer Sunday night that Peyton Manning “can’t throw the ball anymore.”

  • Thec

    I gotta run…All you guys enjoy the win…

    Debating time will commence tommorrow…lol

    1 NATION

  • WinAGame

    Thec Says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 10:51 am
    KNAPP need to get creative with Myers and Auz. Do some of that 2 TE stuff…

    Suprised and Myers Yacability on the 1 play.

    Gordon even stepped his game up.
    =================================================

    Palmer will.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    THIS WAS A HUGE WIN! I am trying to think of a bigger win for the franchise in the last 15 years, and the last real big win was the Rod Woodson 98 yard Int return. We were 4-4 at that time and reeled off a bunch of wins on our way to the Super Bowl.

    This win came in front of the home fans, which might have even more significance. Big, big win.

  • TheBay2LA

    Thec Says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 10:58 am
    Teams are onto the screen play, KNAPP and Palmer need to create something new, as teams are scheming against that play.

    What I havent seen that I saw in Presea is DMAC motioning out, and lining up as a WR….
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    Partially agree, but it’s not as if teams haven’t been running screen plays forever. Hell, if this was the case Norv Turner’s playbook would have shrinked twice the size. The more important thing is for the overall offensive production to keep moving forward in both run game and intermidiate to long range passes. The screen will then continue to work when called at the right time, and or on down/distance. I like it, and hope to continue to see it. Also, The TD pass to Gordon, was a beautiful play call! And a perfect decision by DA.

  • RaiderDanny

    Peace thec! Keep that Stabler Jersey clean

  • Marks hair

    Ive seen some sporadic throws from peyton.. hope he’s off when we play.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Carl Weathers Says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 11:00 am

    One veteran NFL scout observed to NFL Network’s Albert Breer Sunday night that Peyton Manning “can’t throw the ball anymore.”
    ===================================

    I was saying that over a month ago. Manning has his accuracy, but he doesn’t have the arm strength we are accustomed to seeing.

  • TheBay2LA

    Seymour Bush Says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 11:04 am
    THIS WAS A HUGE WIN! I am trying to think of a bigger win for the franchise in the last 15 years, and the last real big win was the Rod Woodson 98 yard Int return. We were 4-4 at that time and reeled off a bunch of wins on our way to the Super Bowl.

    This win came in front of the home fans, which might have even more significance. Big, big win.
    —————–
    Indeed, win over Houston last year was a pretty big win in my opinion, as far as recent history is concerned. That win meant alot too! But this win was awesome, and now can only hope this New Era Raiders team does not perform like teams of recent in following up big wins with mediocre performances!

  • Marks hair

    Knapp tried to score with gordon right before the dhb score too..

  • Marks hair

    Meyers has a concussion too

  • RaidingTexas

    DHB released. At home recovering from concussion and neck strain per Raiders twitter feed.

  • TheBay2LA

    Marks Hair Says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 11:07 am
    Knapp tried to score with gordon right before the dhb score too..
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    Didn’t really seam that he was the number 1 option there. Think Palmer was more so playing that safe, and Gordon having a shot but not coming up with it.

  • Raiderbuck

    OAKLAND RAIDERS ‏@RAIDERS

    …He is resting at home with a concussion and neck strain, and expected to make a full recovery.

  • RaidingTexas

    Should’ve said released “from the hospital.” lol

  • mcfadden20.

    1 nation under god….

  • TheBay2LA

    RaidingTexas Says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 11:14 am
    DHB released. At home recovering from concussion and neck strain per Raiders twitter feed.

    Awesome, hope he recovers well and soon!

  • mcfadden20.

    1 nation under the god..

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  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    RaidingTexas Says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 11:14 am
    Should’ve said released “from the hospital.” lol

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

    You’re not the only one who did a small double-take at that tweet, I see…

  • raiderinparadise

    Marks hair Says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 11:12 am
    Meyers has a concussion too

    ———————————

    Yeah from helmet to helmet hit from Mundy, same guy that hit HDB in head. 0 flags.

  • mcfadden20.

    TheBay2LA Says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 11:15 am
    RaidingTexas Says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 11:14 am
    DHB released. At home recovering from concussion and neck strain per Raiders twitter feed.

    Awesome, hope he recovers well and soon!


    Great news, I hope he is ready to go after the bye week

  • mcfadden20.

    Now let’s get rolling ..let’s roll the tapes for buncos

  • fingers

    Big Grin today…….stomp the Donks… Hate them donkeys…

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