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DHB, Gordon downgraded to `out’

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Saturday, September 29th, 2012 at 1:40 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders downgraded wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion) and tight end Richard Gordon (hamstring) to out Saturday, meaning neither will play against the Denver Broncos.

It’s not surprise Heyward-Bey won’t be playing, given that as of Friday he hadn’t passed any of his concussion tests and the severity of the blow he took from Pittsburgh’s Ryan Mundy.

Gordon’s absence will be felt in that the Raiders use a lot of packages with three tight ends and now will have only two _ Brandon Myers and David Ausberry _ active.

Gordon is also a core special teams player and leads the Raiders with four special teams tackles.

The Denver Broncos announced the promotion of Duke Ihenacho and Mike Mohammad from the practice squad. Ihenacho, a safety from San Jose State, is the brother of Carl Ihenacho, who recently went in other direction _ from 53-man roster to practice squad. Mohammad is the former Cal standout.

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  • Method To My Madness

    Oakland Raiders 27
    Columbine My Little Ponies 20

    Still very disappointed Vegas Raider didnt go to the game

    I talked with Raider Dell yesterday and he was on business this week in Texas but last night had a layover in Denver….said Raider nation was deep at Denver. Him and some other Raider guy named Jake were choppin up at bar absolutely clowning the Broncos and the bartender got pissed at em…damn near wouldnt serve them…..that’s the fkin down and dirty schit I’m talking about it

  • Method To My Madness

    And keep hatin on them Amazing A’s….in typical East Bay fashion we just refuse to die….leave us for dead…doubt us….make fun of us….no we arent a big time city like NY, LA or SF…..but we stand tall and still make noise!

    I do the Bernie mayne….I do the Bernie mayne!

  • http://000 Bob Marley

    Dakota will be at the game today, good luck brother!.

  • Method To My Madness

    Funny how people claimed DMAC’s td run last week was a ZBS play lol….you guys are clueless….that was a downhill power blocking run if I ever seen one….that hole and how it was opened was not ZBS….go ask Raider Dell

  • Method To My Madness

    Bob Marley Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 7:20 am
    Dakota will be at the game today, good luck brother!.
    *********************

    He is a moron as far as where the location of the Raiders should be but is a funny and smart dude so I actually like him…glad he is in South Park rocking his 1993 Darren Dalton mullet reppin the shield

  • Method To My Madness

    “Totally different,” he said. “Our crowd does such a good job of being quiet when we’re on offense. You’ll go to some home teams where their offense is on the field and it’s still pretty loud. Our fans get it. They understand football.

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

    Yes we damn sure get it!

  • Method To My Madness

    Anyhow….I’m out for now….see ya

  • Plunketthead

    76.qodrn1 Says:
    September 23rd, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    Raider Prediction Board

    Dedicated to Al Davis, Raider duct tape (boy does it hold) and the Coliseum rodents

    Week 1: Alex7: Chargers 27 Raiders 20 (22/14)
    Week 2: R8eray: Dolphins 20 Raiders 13 (35/13)

    303Raider: Raiders 20 Steelers 17
    Aluminum Can: Raiders 20 Steelers 17
    ArkRaider: Go Raiders!!! Oakland 24 Pittsburg 14
    Bob Marley: Raiders 20 Steelers 1y
    Burton Guster Says: Raiders 28 Steelers 21
    downsouthraider Says: Raiders 24 Steelers 21 Seabass wins it
    hendu Says: Raiders 23,and Franco 17.
    Klas Tjorborn: Steelers 35 Raiders 24
    La Milicia Negra Says: Steelers 34 Raiders 20
    nwr8r Says: Raiders win today 19-16.
    PlunkforHOF Says: My beloved Raiders 24 Sex Offenders 17
    Plunketthead: Raiders 30 Old man Ben & the steelturds 27
    qodrn: Raiders 24 Pittsburgh 23
    RaiderDanny: Steelers 35 Raiders 10
    raider till i die Says: Raiders 58 steelers 17
    RaiderRetribution Says: Raiders 17 Pittsburgh 10.
    RaiderRockstar Says: Raiders 27 Squeelers 24
    WA Raider Says: Oakland 23 Pitt 17

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    I did this page and the one before it but Im done for now

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    nwr8r Raiders 37-28
    oakfoshow Dungver 28-24
    Sully Dungver 52-3
    No Mas Diamante Raiders 27-17
    RaiderDuck Raiders 27-24
    won and I sorta miss them.
    raidermarty Raiders 31-21
    Bob Marley Raiders 26-24

  • Plunketthead

    Here is the list. Trying to help the list keeper out. She does a wonderful job.It can be “cleaned up” later
    I did this page and the one before it but Im done for now

    Plunketthead Raiders 45-30
    Custom Raider Raiders 38-10
    Raider Jambo Raiders 38-27
    VA Raidernation Raiders 31-24
    Blackout? Raiders38-27
    Swamisez (chrisberman) Raiders 24-21
    nwr8r Raiders 37-28
    oakfoshow Dungver 28-24
    Sully Dungver 52-3
    No Mas Diamante Raiders 27-17
    RaiderDuck Raiders 27-24
    won and I sorta miss them.
    raidermarty Raiders 31-21
    Bob Marley Raiders 26-24
    JustFirebaby Raiders 41-17
    Methodtomadness Oakland Raiders 27
    Columbine My Little Ponies 20

  • https://twitter.com/Albert_B_Paine Albert Bigelow Paine

    Dakota is our good luck charm. I predict same score as last week:

    Raiders 34
    Broncos 31

  • Plunketthead

    Trying to help the list keeper out. She does a wonderful job.It can be “cleaned up” later
    I have worked back through the heywardbeyeagertoreturn thread

    Plunketthead Raiders 45-30
    Custom Raider Raiders 38-10
    Raider Jambo Raiders 38-27
    VA Raidernation Raiders 31-24
    Blackout? Raiders38-27
    Swamisez (chrisberman) Raiders 24-21
    nwr8r Raiders 37-28
    oakfoshow Dungver 28-24
    Sully Dungver 52-3
    No Mas Diamante Raiders 27-17
    RaiderDuck Raiders 27-24
    raidermarty Raiders 31-21
    Bob Marley Raiders 26-24
    JustFirebaby Raiders 41-17
    Methodtomadness Oakland Raiders 27
    Columbine My Little Ponies 20
    Albert Bigelow Paine Raiders 27-24
    Raider Ren Raiders 45-19
    downsouthraider Raiders 24-14
    PlunkforHOF Raiders 31-20

  • Plunketthead

    Qod does not allow score changes once they are entered but you can issue a challenge when she returns

  • Just Fire Baby

    B,

    Darren McFadden said it was a zone run play, Dan Fouts (he knows a little about offense) called it a “standard” ZBS stretch play.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Carson Palmer is 0-for-9 on passes of 21-plus yards in air.

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

    LOL!!!

    Yes, let’s do more of that!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Good article Thec, pretty much what every non-biased person was saying.

    Knapp calls a few plays, Carson gets to move from one or other due to what he and Knapp studied during the week.

    Basically, like every other NFL team has between QB/OC

  • Just Fire Baby

    “For what it’s worth, McFadden said his long run was a called play, not an audible by Palmer, as some suggested. McFadden said the blocking scheme remained the same Sunday as it was the first two games.”

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

    It wasn’t an audible, I think Palmer just switched sides it ran to as he moved the TE, and it was a vanilla ZBS run.

    Plain as day to see.

  • http://000 Bob Marley

    Just Fire Baby Says:

    Carson Palmer is 0-for-9 on passes of 21-plus yards in air.

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

    LOL!!!

    Yes, let’s do more of that!.

    ————————————————

    You conveniently left out the following part where it said Carson completed 16 of those in 9 starts last year!.

  • http://000 Bob Marley

    Or maybe it was an honest mistake….

  • Just Fire Baby

    So 16 in 13 total starts, about 1 a game.

    And we have attempted 4 less than the Bronco’s this year, about 1 less a game.

    We are talking about the most miniscule of differences per game, a play or two at best.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Wasn’t a mistake, talking about this year.

    People said we “opened up the playbook” last week (people even thinking it was Al Saunders LMAO) to stretch the field. Yet, we didn’t even complete a pass of that type.

    0-9 on those types of plays tells me, why on earth would an OC try to put MORE of that stuff into the gameplan?

    Valid question, no?

  • http://000 Bob Marley

    JFB.

    “0-9 on those types of plays tells me, why on earth would an OC try to put MORE of that stuff into the gameplan?

    Valid question, no?.”

    ————————————————-

    Or maybe the questions should be, why can’t we complete one of those?.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Or maybe the questions should be, why can’t we complete one of those?.

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

    Absolutely, because you can’t just eliminate it from the playcalls.

    But to think we should try it MORE moving forward, is a tough sell.

  • Just Fire Baby

    The biggest play last week was the Hagan catch and run on the last drive, on a pass that traveled maybe 3 yards down the field.

  • http://000 Bob Marley

    JFB.

    It’s only fair to point out that a healthy Ford and Moore would have helped too…

  • Just Fire Baby

    It’s only fair to point out that a healthy Ford and Moore would have helped too…

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

    Agree on Moore; Ford has proven to not be reliable week-to-week.

    We will complete some of those passes and improve on it thoughout the year, but I thought being 0-9 on plays that SO MANY people have been crying for on here was kind of funny.

  • Just Fire Baby

    You conveniently left out the following part where it said Carson completed 16 of those in 9 starts last year!.

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

    Also to be fair, look at the INT’s thrown last year to so far this year.

    I think there is correlation there.

  • http://000 Bob Marley

    I think the complain comes from the inability to convert, no?.

    Get the running game going and it will get easier.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I think the complain comes from the inability to convert, no?.

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

    Some of it, sure.

    But when I watch the NFL, I see a majority of 3rd down throws go short of the sticks, but they try to get it to a reciever in motion, so he can pick up the extra 2-5 yards after the catch.

    Agree, that throwing a 1 yard pass to Myers with his back to the defense on 3rd and 3 is not a good option.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Plunketthead Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 8:01 am
    Trying to help the list keeper out. She does a wonderful job.It can be “cleaned up” later
    I have worked back through the heywardbeyeagertoreturn thread

    Plunketthead Raiders 45-30
    Custom Raider Raiders 38-10
    Raider Jambo Raiders 38-27
    VA Raidernation Raiders 31-24
    Blackout? Raiders38-27
    Swamisez (chrisberman) Raiders 24-21
    nwr8r Raiders 37-28
    oakfoshow Dungver 28-24
    Sully Dungver 52-3
    No Mas Diamante Raiders 27-17
    RaiderDuck Raiders 27-24
    raidermarty Raiders 31-21
    Bob Marley Raiders 26-24
    JustFirebaby Raiders 41-17
    Methodtomadness Oakland Raiders 27
    Columbine My Little Ponies 20
    Albert Bigelow Paine Raiders 27-24
    Raider Ren Raiders 45-19
    downsouthraider Raiders 24-14
    PlunkforHOF Raiders 31-20

    Raider O 23-20 Raiders

  • morilla

    Morning fellas, I’m going to be the optimistic kool-aid/beer drinker today.

    Raiders 37 – Shetlan Donkies 34

  • C2E

    Thin air of Dunver…Jano with a huge day.

    Raiders 26-24

  • arkraider

    Someone add me to the list please -
    Raiders 31- donkeys 24

  • arkraider

    Oh and thank you!

  • fingers

    Raiders 26…… Donkeys 16….

  • Sweep The Leg.

    Manning makes a mistake on final drive, our d turns it over to win a squeeker.

    Raiders 20
    Broncos 17

  • fingers

    This is an Afc west game…. Throwout the stats….f’kn hate orange & Blue..

  • DJ Johnny

    Phil Simms said today Manning’s arm strength is great and throwing with lots of zip, good on the run, etc. etc.

    Of course he’s not gonna go out on a limb and talk negative about him…even if he DID think he’d lost something, but all the same.

    I think we..more importantly the Raiders…would be making a big mistake if we start thinking Manning has lost ANYTHING.

    We can hope to get to him (although we haven’t even disrupted a QB yet) but we would be crazy to think we are gonna face a lame duck Manning today.

  • Plunketthead

    Trying to help the list keeper out. She does a wonderful job.It can be “cleaned up” later
    I have worked back through the heywardbeyeagertoreturn thread

    Plunketthead Raiders 45-30
    Custom Raider Raiders 38-10
    Raider Jambo Raiders 38-27
    VA Raidernation Raiders 31-24
    Blackout? Raiders38-27
    Swamisez (chrisberman) Raiders 24-21
    nwr8r Raiders 37-28
    oakfoshow Dungver 28-24
    Sully Dungver 52-3
    No Mas Diamante Raiders 27-17
    RaiderDuck Raiders 27-24
    raidermarty Raiders 31-21
    Bob Marley Raiders 26-24
    JustFirebaby Raiders 41-17
    Methodtomadness Oakland Raiders 27
    Columbine My Little Ponies 20
    Albert Bigelow Paine Raiders 27-24
    Raider Ren Raiders 45-19
    downsouthraider Raiders 24-14
    PlunkforHOF Raiders 31-20
    Raider O Raiders 23-20
    morilla Raiders 37–34
    C2E Raiders 26-24
    arkraider Raiders 31-24
    Fingers Raiders 26-16
    Sweep The Leg Raiders 20-17

  • VaRaiderNation

    Good afternoon (or morning) Nation…ready to watch our Raiders take it to these chumps!

  • VaRaiderNation

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    Custom Raider Raiders 38-10
    Raider Jambo Raiders 38-27
    VA Raidernation Raiders 31-24
    Blackout? Raiders38-27
    Swamisez (chrisberman) Raiders 24-21
    nwr8r Raiders 37-28
    oakfoshow Dungver 28-24
    Sully Dungver 52-3
    No Mas Diamante Raiders 27-17
    RaiderDuck Raiders 27-24
    raidermarty Raiders 31-21
    Bob Marley Raiders 26-24
    JustFirebaby Raiders 41-17
    Methodtomadness Oakland Raiders 27
    Columbine My Little Ponies 20
    Albert Bigelow Paine Raiders 27-24
    Raider Ren Raiders 45-19
    downsouthraider Raiders 24-14
    PlunkforHOF Raiders 31-20
    Raider O Raiders 23-20
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    C2E Raiders 26-24
    arkraider Raiders 31-24
    Fingers Raiders 26-16
    Sweep The Leg Raiders 20-17
    VaRaiderNation Raiders 31 – Donkeys 24

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Oakland 23 – Denver 20

  • DJ Johnny

    Guys we are what..7 pt. underdogs? We’re playing a desperate Manning with a depleted and underperforming secondary..on the road?

    This is a big upset if we win today no doubt. I sense a ton of overconfidence in Raiderland.

    I hope like hel we can win today but man…this does NOT look good on paper.

    I never predict Raider games but all I can say is I hope like heck we can dig deep and pull this one out.

    Go Raiders.

  • Plunketthead

    Plunketthead Raiders 45-30
    Custom Raider Raiders 38-10
    Raider Jambo Raiders 38-27
    VA Raidernation Raiders 31-24
    Blackout? Raiders38-27
    Swamisez (chrisberman) Raiders 24-21
    nwr8r Raiders 37-28
    oakfoshow Dungver 28-24
    Sully Dungver 52-3
    No Mas Diamante Raiders 27-17
    RaiderDuck Raiders 27-24
    raidermarty Raiders 31-21
    Bob Marley Raiders 26-24
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    Albert Bigelow Paine Raiders 27-24
    Raider Ren Raiders 45-19
    downsouthraider Raiders 24-14
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    Raider O Raiders 23-20
    morilla Raiders 37–34
    C2E Raiders 26-24
    arkraider Raiders 31-24
    Fingers Raiders 26-16
    Sweep The Leg Raiders 20-17
    VaRaiderNation Raiders 31–24

  • 8RaiderReign8

    8RaiderReign8 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 9:29 am
    Oakland 23 – Denver 20

  • VaRaiderNation

    oops didnt realize i was already on the list

  • DJ Johnny

    We CAN win this game today, but I can see why everyone thinks we won’t.

    It’s hard for anyone to imagine Peyton losing at home and going 1-3. The teams they lost to are SB contenders. We however lost to Miami and SD.

    The hope is we are better than what we were at Miami and have “turned a corner” of sorts, but there has been no corner turned in terms of our pass defense, and today we face one of the best QB’s in NFL history…at his home stadium…with his back against the wall.

    I’m surprised the “experts” are picking us to even keep it close.

    All this, is what will make this victory all the more sweeter if we can pull it off.

    I remember the old sign at the OCO “Go Get ‘Em Raiders”…

    This will be HUUUUUUUGE if we cna pull this off.

  • VaRaiderNation

    This will be HUUUUUUUGE if we cna pull this off.
    _______________

    Agreed. Both teams NEED this game. Who wants it more? NEVER underestimate Peyton Manning, and I don’t think anyone in the Nation is doing that. But you got it right, WE CAN WIN THIS GAME. We can get this done, we know we have no secondary, my biggest concern is can our D get pressure on Manning? If yes then this game is ours.

  • VaRaiderNation

    Who should I start at flex today Nation? D. Moore or Vincent Jackson?

  • Thec

    Not concerned at all about the opponenf. Raiders execute and make plays in all 3 facets of the game, we will win.

  • tonedeezy

    for those of you who don’t know anything about football…the game is won in the trenches. denver can NOT hang with us in that department.