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DHB on the field, catching passes

The most notable sight at Raiders practice Tuesday was the sight of Darrius Heyward-Bey on the field, catching passes and looking very much like a receiver who will be cleared by the time play resumes following the bye week.

Heyward-Bey, knocked unconscious Sept. 23 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, was running and catching through warmups and drills. It is not known if Heyward-Bey has been cleared for contact and coach Dennis Allen is unavailable to the media Tuesday.

The Raiders practice Tuesday and Wednesday, then are off through Sunday.

Players who were not at practice Tuesday included tackle Khalif Barnes (groin) and corneback Shawntae Spencer (knee), both of whom are out indefinitely.

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  • MikieG

    Guess what guys..we got three more weeks of this hell until we get another win..because Atlanta is gonna give us the buisness 2 times as bad as the Donkeys did. I hate to say it..

  • eastoaklandraider

    Thec Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    How in the HELL can the Semi’s who do not get paid see the train wreck that is KNAPP and the “so called Pro’s” can’t?
    ————

    because we are the pros at (least some of us) and they are the semi’s.

  • WTF

    This years bye has come at an excellent time for me as well as I am unable to suffer watching another humiliating defeat and need time to regroup. Broke down and bought sunday ticket saturday night too, dooohhh.

  • Dan78

    KoolKell Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    Knapp was the OC is SF fron 01′ – 03′. they went #3 in scoring in 01′, 13th in scoring in 02′, and 9th in scoring in 03′

    Knapp was OC in Atlanta from 04′ – 06′.
    04′ Atl was 16th in scoring
    05′ Atl was 14th in scoring
    06′ Atl was 25th in scoring.\

    Kanpp was OC in Oakland 07′ – 08′
    07′ Oak was 23rd in scoring
    08′ Oak was 29th in scoring

    Knapp was OC in Seattle in 09′
    09′ Sea was 25th in scoring

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/
    ————————-
    Wtf were they thinking?
    —————————-
    Regression

  • DJ Johnny

    If anyone thinks that Pryor would have own the game against Denver you are insane and off your meds.

    Talk about a bad take.

    Any statement like that is just intended to incite arguments and to be a jerk and an idiot.

    Stupidest thing i’ve ever heard suggested.

  • zopi

    Unfortunately for us, the qb debate is not going to stop until Palmer starts winning games, in football when teams los,e most of the blame goes to the qb, just like most of the praise goes to the qb when they win. Palmer is supposed to be the top dog in the team, the highest paid and the most pampered by the “95%” (which I’m sure also includes Corky and his crew) who have their tongues firmly stuck up his arse, refuse to see reality and hold Palmer accountable. Keep on licking.

  • MikieG

    In a DOME, on TURF, on the ROAD, with NO Secondary While trying to cover White, Jones, and Turner…

    Matt Ryan is licking his chops…Glad I have him in Fantasy, Ill be benching Brees for this debacle..

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    “Ok brother, you got it. One more disclaimer, If vick goes down and misses games the bet is null and void.”

    OK agreed!

  • raiderinparadise

    Palmer is being screwed by 0 run game, a terrible RT, and a last minute shuffling of WR’s and a TE, Myers who can’t block my grandma.

    Not too even mention Knapp playing calling.

    On top of that this team needs: Barnes, Spencer, Bartell, DHB and Curry back. I hope Curry plays MLB.

    McClain is awful.

  • Dan78

    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Unfortunately for us, the qb debate is not going to stop until Palmer starts winning games, in football when teams los,e most of the blame goes to the qb, just like most of the praise goes to the qb when they win. Palmer is supposed to be the top dog in the team, the highest paid and the most pampered by the “95%” (which I’m sure also includes Corky and his crew) who have their tongues firmly stuck up his arse, refuse to see reality and hold Palmer accountable. Keep on licking.
    ——————————-
    Explain how Palmer is going to open lanes for DMAC to run through or stop Manning on Defense. Please explain

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Palmer getting paid 12 million dollars to be part of a 4-12 team?

    I dont think he will b here next year. ya he is good.. but Reggie is gonna want draft one of his guys and Get him on a Rookie contract.

    As far as Pryor ive been saying since week 1.. how are you gonna have a 6ft 6 230 pound qb who runs a 4.3 and is one of the best athletes on the team outside of DMAC standing on the sideline in street clothes?? how are you gonna do that?

    Then i realized we have Allen and Knapp in charge. Nuff said

  • MikieG

    zopi Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Unfortunately for us, the qb debate is not going to stop until Palmer starts winning games, in football when teams los,e most of the blame goes to the qb, just like most of the praise goes to the qb when they win. Palmer is supposed to be the top dog in the team, the highest paid and the most pampered by the “95%” (which I’m sure also includes Corky and his crew) who have their tongues firmly stuck up his arse, refuse to see reality and hold Palmer accountable. Keep on licking.

    ++++++

    Spoken like a man who has never had 2 guys draped on him 1 second after having the ball snapped…

  • theghostronin79

    Horrible play calling and the line play on both offense and defense are the big problems here.

    We can’t run and can’t stop the run, and play tissue soft touch football. The lines don’t push or penetrate on either side. We are getting pushed backwards on every play.

    I agree Carson is the least of our worries.

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

    Even somebody, the likes of “Geno Smith” would get butchered behind our garbage line.

    A skater tries for hours on end to ramp over a concrete aqueduct…..Crash, crash, crash, crash…..So he goes out and drops a few grand on a brand new -top of the line- new skate board with all the bells and whistles…….Again, crash, crash, crash and he looks at his board with confusion and dissappointment.

    How about you fix your Piece ‘O’ SH*T RAMP first, You DI*K HOLE

  • Dakota

    Lol at Mistic1 going full on clone to try and prop his Palmer hate up.

    sad

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    “the highest paid and the most pampered by the “95%””

    Not true Big Richard Seymour makes more money than Palmer so why are you not on his ass about this crappy defense?

    Keep it real or look like an uneducated douche you seem to favor the latter!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    n Jason Campbell had a better Play action fake then Palmer does.

    Jason campbell was only getting paid 4 million dollars.

    Carson 12 million. Ya he restructred his contract, big deal. 11 million dollar signing bonus basically and 1 million dollar salar give or take.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    eastoaklandraider Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Thec Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    How in the HELL can the Semi’s who do not get paid see the train wreck that is KNAPP and the “so called Pro’s” can’t?
    ————

    because we are the pros at (least some of us) and they are the semi’s.
    =================================================

    What most of you do not seem to understand is both Reggie and Allen were hired based on their philosophies. They have been in the league under certain tried and true philosophies and have been very successful. Just because those philosophies do not work for a game or two does not mean they are going to abandon everything they believe in.

  • MikieG

    theghostronin79 Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Horrible play calling and the line play on both offense and defense are the big problems here.

    We can’t run and can’t stop the run, and play tissue soft touch football. The lines don’t push or penetrate on either side. We are getting pushed backwards on every play.

    I agree Carson is the least of our worries.

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

    Even somebody, the likes of “Geno Smith” would get butchered behind our garbage line.

    A skater tries for hours on end to ramp over a concrete aqueduct…..Crash, crash, crash, crash…..So he goes out and drops a few grand on a brand new -top of the line- new skate board with all the bells and whistles…….Again, crash, crash, crash and he looks at his board with confusion and dissappointment.

    How about you fix your Piece ‘O’ SH*T RAMP first, You DI*K HOLE
    +++++++++++

    Or like the sh!tty golfer guy who goes and buys a 450 dollar Titleist Driver and continues to slice all his shots just FARTHER into the woods…

    Get good or get gone…! It’s the Indians, NOT THE ARROWS folks..

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    MikieG Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Carson palmer is not part of the problem.. .but he is NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION this yr either 33 yrs old and not very mobile. at some point Reggie is gonna want his qb in there .. its a young mans game unless u have eli, or brady. Palmer is getting 12 million dollars this year and will get more next.
    ______________________________

    Keep bringing up his age and I will keep bringing up the fact that he is Younger than Brees, Brady, and Manning..
    ============

    these guys have super bowl hardware that have earned the benefit of the doubt as it pertains to their age.

    palmer? not so much

  • RaiderDebo

    Thec Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Silverandblack666 Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    “You just changed the whole complextion of the bet.”

    Yes I did sorry about that but not ready to give you $100 that easy….I did also take the risk out on your end saying that you do not have to pay me no matter what happens.

    1 playoff win by the Michael Vick lead Eagles and you can have my $100

    +++++++++

    Ok brother, you got it. One more disclaimer, If vick goes down and misses games the bet is null and void.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    I want in on this. Let me in for half your action Thec.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Seymour and kelly should go next season too.

    Im watching seymour basically play in sand and get stood up everytime. Playing patty cake with the defenders

  • DJ Johnny

    The problem with so many Raider fans is they are so eager to get rid of good players that don’t magically win games by themselves and not look at what is really wrong with this team.

    I GUARANTEE YOU that Tom Brady or Drew Brees,or Aaron Rodgers isn’t winning with this team…and scheme either.

    So again..why is DMAC a victim of the scheme and Palmer isn’t?

  • The Oracle

    DHB! DHB! DHB! DHB!

    The nation showed its love that day when he was being carted off the field. I was there, chanting DHB myself.
    DHB is a Raider.

  • WTF

    Dan78

    Maybe your on to something. Put palmer as lead blocker or at cb. Lets face it he couldn’t do any worse than guys filling that roll now. And we would only have to blame one guy.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    As far as Pryor ive been saying since week 1.. how are you gonna have a 6ft 6 230 pound qb who runs a 4.3 and is one of the best athletes on the team outside of DMAC standing on the sideline in street clothes?? how are you gonna do that?
    ==========================================

    Because he cannot complete a pass. That’s how.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    “Horrible play calling and the line play on both offense and defense are the big problems here.

    We can’t run and can’t stop the run, and play tissue soft touch football. The lines don’t push or penetrate on either side. We are getting pushed backwards on every play.

    I agree Carson is the least of our worries.”

    Not to mention the horrible field position we have had all year thanks to a crappy Special Teams!

    Palmer has had 1/2 the time as a normal QB to make his reads and throws and yet he is still ranked with Stafford, Newton and Brees this year….I say give the man a cigar not a verbal beat down like he is getting here on this blog

  • inonewordraider

    these guys have super bowl hardware that have earned the benefit of the doubt as it pertains to their age.

    palmer? not so much
    ____________
    so if JC, Russell Wilson, Troy Smith, or Joe Webb was our qb, we’d have a better record this year?

  • MikieG

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    “Horrible play calling and the line play on both offense and defense are the big problems here.

    We can’t run and can’t stop the run, and play tissue soft touch football. The lines don’t push or penetrate on either side. We are getting pushed backwards on every play.

    I agree Carson is the least of our worries.”

    Not to mention the horrible field position we have had all year thanks to a crappy Special Teams!

    Palmer has had 1/2 the time as a normal QB to make his reads and throws and yet he is still ranked with Stafford, Newton and Brees this year….I say give the man a cigar not a verbal beat down like he is getting here on this blog
    +++++++++++++++++++

    Word, Dude deserves a Lapdance from Selma Hyak IMO…

  • RAIDERMAN99

    I have switched my tune of the wait and see approach on Knapp.

    Although he is not going anywhere, you Semi’s who saw this train wreak of an OCO, Kudo’s to you.

    We are rebuilding, and the org forgot to tell the NATION.
    =================================================
    Unfortunately, you’re probably right that we’re stuck Krapp for the rest of the year.

    That’s depressing bcz even if one accepts that the organization had written off 2012 as a rebuild year – the question that needs to be asked is – DO WE WANT TO REBUILD WITH KRAPP AS A CORNERSTONE ?

    What kind of rebuild is this ?

    Krapp hasn’t rebuilt a damned thing.

    He’s destroyed the offense.

    I can see the need to blow up the D.

    Slo, Huff can’t play and need to go. Seymour is on his last legs. The CB situation is horrific.

    Yes, indeed, it’s OBVIOUS the Defense has to be almost completely revamped and rebuilt.

    We should not expect significant improvement on that side of the ball until new personnel is acquired after the season.

    Offensively however, we can do better IMMEDIATELY, simply by dumping Krappy and getting a capable OC in place.

    I view every year that we’re not contending for the SB as a rebuilding year.

    I don’t even mind taking a step backwards if I’m convinced that’s what it takes to eventually move forward.

    Problem I have is that Krappy isn’t ever going to take the Raids forward. He’s just going to flush 2012 and beyond down the toilet.

    I can’t have any faith in our HC either if he can’t see this.

    I’m very concerned that Smiley Tittyboy isn’t RAIDER material.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    DJ Johnny Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    191.Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Some people just need to drop the Palmer obsession.
    ===========

    why should i?

    is 5-9 2-4 in the division good enough for you?

    Not me thanks

    So the defense has nothing to do with that? The WORST defense possibly of the modern era? Or a horrible OC with a faulty scheme?

    NO QB would win with this situation.

    You want Superman at QB?

    Good luck finding him.
    ============

    bra your excuses are making me dizzy. Lats year it was the health of the surrounding team no dmac and moore no off season this year its all this other stuff. When does it end?

    We won with that awful defense last year and the same o-line

    Palmer has not delivered it is that simple

    the trade to this point is a bust

  • Dan78

    This season shall be remebered as the Great Regression….lol

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    “DJ Johnny Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    The problem with so many Raider fans is they are so eager to get rid of good players that don’t magically win games by themselves and not look at what is really wrong with this team.

    I GUARANTEE YOU that Tom Brady or Drew Brees,or Aaron Rodgers isn’t winning with this team…and scheme either.

    So again..why is DMAC a victim of the scheme and Palmer isn’t?”

    This is a good one and I cant wait to see some of the humorous responses to this…

  • eastoaklandraider

    pryor should start our 8th game by then we will be out the PO race then we can see how pryor looks with the 1s

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    and lol at thinking KNAPP will change. He is the same guy he was in 2007 .. sucked.

    In week 8 if allen doestn change .. it will be the same thing it was last week.

  • Thec

    RaiderDebo Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    Thec Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Silverandblack666 Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    “You just changed the whole complextion of the bet.”

    Yes I did sorry about that but not ready to give you $100 that easy….I did also take the risk out on your end saying that you do not have to pay me no matter what happens.

    1 playoff win by the Michael Vick lead Eagles and you can have my $100

    +++++++++

    Ok brother, you got it. One more disclaimer, If vick goes down and misses games the bet is null and void.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    I want in on this. Let me in for half your action Thec.

    +++++++++++++++

    Debo I would however, I hate passing up easy money. see if 666 will let you in on it.

  • RaiderDebo

    Thec Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Silverandblack666 Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    “You just changed the whole complextion of the bet.”

    Yes I did sorry about that but not ready to give you $100 that easy….I did also take the risk out on your end saying that you do not have to pay me no matter what happens.

    1 playoff win by the Michael Vick lead Eagles and you can have my $100

    +++++++++

    Ok brother, you got it. One more disclaimer, If vick goes down and misses games the bet is null and void.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Anyone crying his eys out over the salaries of Seymour and Kelly should be just as pissed about Palmer’s $12 million per. You can spit stats at me until the cows come home, but at the end of the day, we’re 1-3. What is this team getting for that $12 million per? Personally, I could care less what any guy is making, but I’d be interested to know why all the people up in arms about salries on this team have no problem with Palmer’s.

  • DJ Johnny

    So you geniuses looked at the game against Denver and in your superior wisdom have determined that it is Palmer who was blame?

    That is the most idiotic take I have ever read.

    Sell that to anybody other than some of the retarded people with agendas on this blog and you would be laughed out of town.

    THAT is what you take away from the Denver game?

  • theghostronin79

    ____________
    so if JC, Russell Wilson, Troy Smith, or Joe Webb was our qb, we’d have a better record this year?

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

    HaaayyuLL NOOOO

  • inonewordraider

    the trade to this point is a bust
    _________________
    i think most ppl said we gave up way too much and CP’s as much the problem as DMAC is. JC hasn’t delivered the goods enough to get a starting job, what’s his excuse? what’s joe webbs excuse? What’s Russel Wilsons excuse for his passer rating? What’s Troy Smiths excuse?

  • RaiderDebo

    Thec Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    RaiderDebo Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    Thec Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Silverandblack666 Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    “You just changed the whole complextion of the bet.”

    Yes I did sorry about that but not ready to give you $100 that easy….I did also take the risk out on your end saying that you do not have to pay me no matter what happens.

    1 playoff win by the Michael Vick lead Eagles and you can have my $100

    +++++++++

    Ok brother, you got it. One more disclaimer, If vick goes down and misses games the bet is null and void.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    I want in on this. Let me in for half your action Thec.

    +++++++++++++++

    Debo I would however, I hate passing up easy money. see if 666 will let you in on it.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    666??

  • Just Fire Baby

    If we would have just kept Bruce Gradkowski, he could have kept the seat a lot warmer than Kyle Boller did, and maybe Hue doesn’t panic for the Palmer trade.

  • Dan78

    We won with that awful defense last year and the same o-line
    ———————————–
    You do know we played power blocking scheme instead of ZBS. In the power scheme DMAC new what gap they were going to open so he would run full speed through it. In the ZBS he has to wait for a gap, cut and then try to run full speed. It is not working with o-line they are better fitted for the Power scheme

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    “RaiderDebo Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    Thec Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Silverandblack666 Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    “You just changed the whole complextion of the bet.”

    Yes I did sorry about that but not ready to give you $100 that easy….I did also take the risk out on your end saying that you do not have to pay me no matter what happens.

    1 playoff win by the Michael Vick lead Eagles and you can have my $100

    +++++++++

    Ok brother, you got it. One more disclaimer, If vick goes down and misses games the bet is null and void.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@”

    If Jamarcus Russell comes out of retirement and makes the 53 man roster of another NFL team I will give you $100.

    Ok now you are included!

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    I could care less what any guy is making, but I’d be interested to know why all the people up in arms about salries on this team have no problem with Palmer’s.
    ===================================

    Maybe because only if you are completely blind would you think Carson Palmer is the problem with this team.

  • inonewordraider

    don’t tell me you like tavaris jackson too?

  • Just Fire Baby

    I thought Palmer restructured down to around $4 million this year?

    But if we are paying him $12 millie, that is probably 3-5 million too many, IMO.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    eastoaklandraider Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    pryor should start our 8th game by then we will be out the PO race then we can see how pryor looks with the 1s
    =============

    we are already out of the play off race season is over

    how many teams go to the playoffs after a 1-3 start?

    is this team good enough to over come a 1-3 start? not with this terrible special teams and defense.

    the count down to TP6 is on palmer seat is hotter than niki minaj’s snatch

  • raiderinparadise

    Josh Dubow ‏@JoshDubowAP
    #Raiders Huff allowed 14-21 185 yds and 2 TDs so far; McClain 7-9 78 2 TDs; Giordano 8-14 103 2 TDs; Branch 8-13 68 TD

    1h Josh Dubow ‏@JoshDubowAP
    #Raiders Joselio Hanson allowed 10 catches on 12 passes his way; tied for 2nd worst of players with 10+ targets

    ———–

    READ THE ABOVE ….. Matt Ryan will shred us, best WR dup we will face all year. Julio Jones, Roddy White, Tony GOnzalez ,Harry Douglass? Turner? Rodgers?

    wowwwwwwww

  • Thec

    What most of you do not seem to understand is both Reggie and Allen were hired based on their philosophies. They have been in the league under certain tried and true philosophies and have been very successful. Just because those philosophies do not work for a game or two does not mean they are going to abandon everything they believe in.

    +++++++

    SBush, I get that however, why Greg KNAPP?

    What has he done in the league that would warrant him getting a job AGAIN, with the NATION.

    Fred Flinstone took away his play calling duties.

    I was one of a very few that took a wait and see on this guy however, KNAPP flat out sucs, and the Semi’s called it.

  • DJ Johnny

    245.inonewordraider Says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    don’t tell me you like tavaris jackson too?

    Of course. He has one important quality/feature that Brady, Rodgers and the Manning bros. don’t have.

    Can u guess what it is?