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Raiders back at practice after four-day break

The Raiders are on the practice field once again, fresh from a four-day break during their bye week. They are going through the paces at almost full strength and without any new players.
The three players not at practice are: right offensive tackle Khalif Barnes (groin), cornerback Shawntae Spencer (foot) and tight end Richard Gordon (hamstring).
Of course, linebacker Aaron Curry (knees) and cornerback Ron Bartell (shoulder) also aren’t at practice, but they aren’t eligible to return from their injuries yet.

– Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey looks as if he has made a swift recovery from the concussion and neck strain he suffered against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 23.
He is running a slew of routes, running hard and doing everything the other receivers are asked to do in practice.
Therefore, it’s logical to assume that Raiders coach Dennis Allen envisions Heyward-Bey playing Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Heyward-Bey missed the game against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 30.

– With Barnes and Spencer still sidelined, it’s likely that Willie Smith will make yet another start at right offensive tackle and Michael Huff at left cornerback this Sunday.

– The Raiders are off Tuesday, the normal day off for NFL players in a typical week. It will be interesting to hear what Allen says after practice about what he and his assistant coaches gleaned from their top-to-bottom evaluation during the bye week.
Allen said he and his staff were about midway through the process last Wednesday. They had four more days to break down videotape, talk amongst themselves and figure out ways to solve the myriad issues that cropped up the first four games.
From here, it appears as if Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie are confident that the problems are fixable and that the players currently on the 53-man roster are capable of getting the job done, given the Raiders didn’t add any new players in the eight days since they last played a game.
Then again, it’s possible that the Raiders will have in some free agents Tuesday and use that time to make a decision on whether to churn up the roster some more.

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  • RaiderDanny

    Then Saunders will take over, to little to late to do anything this season

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    DJ Johnny Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    If an expansion team can build enuff “chemistry” to be a game away from the SB in their 3RD YEAR of existence, there is no reason “chemistry” cannont be developed even quicker with a team with a number of players who are already working together.

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

    That happened exactly once, represents a “Man Bites Dog” story, and does not accurately represent the chances of rapid success following this level of an organizational rebuild.

  • oakfoshow

    Duck,leave your husband at home.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Oakfoshow Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    Thanksgiveing,love to meet your family.

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

    We’ll be at the Black Angus in east Mesa (like every Thanksgiving). Too bad you won’t be…

  • RaiderDanny

    We will beat Atlanta but lose to the Jaguares!!

  • stablersbeard

    37.
    Outstanding post. Great insight….

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

    My names Oakofshow. People call me Oakofshow.

  • STVRaider

    RaiderDuck Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Oakfoshow Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    Thanksgiveing,love to meet your family.

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

    We’ll be at the Black Angus in east Mesa (like every Thanksgiving). Too bad you won’t be…
    ====================================================
    Representing East Mesa!!…You know that’s right Duck!….I have been to that BA many times.

  • RaiderDanny

    Were not winning but we got the penalties down!! Aaaaaah

  • Raider E

    This team loses games from the moment of the 2nd half kickoff. If you don’t know that, you are not watching the games.

    I see the effort from the players, who unfortunately being severely outcoached.

    No adjustments, nothing from these pee-brained coaches. DA better find his moxie or he will be gone this off-season along with Knapp and Tarver,

    Our coaches SUCK !!!!

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Raider peE, you should add a few more exclamation points to end of SUCK for maximum outraged effect

    Brahs we just got our seats at Olive Garden after a 2 hour wait

    Fortunately we stole a few bottles of Chianti off the waiting room wine rack and are straight up hammered

    When the endless pasta bowls start flowin’ you know it’ll be FART CITY, U.S.A.

  • DJ Johnny

    The rebuilding process is really very simple and it’s the same formula used by perennial contenders like GB…who have very good since 1994. GB during that time (94-present) have rebuilt their roster MANY times over. They had a year i recall where they went 8-8 with Ray Rhodes. They fired him and proceeded to g 9-7, THEN 12-4 the very next season. Did they “blow it up”?

    They had another year where they went 4-12 in 2005 and what happened the next yr.? 8-8, THEN 13-3 the next. In 2008 GB goes 6-10, the next yr.? 11-5.

    GOOD PERSONNEL in the front office gets things done.

    The difference in GB is the fans, media, players etc, EXPECT a winner, and the “powers that be” deliver. They never tell their fans to be “patient” for a few yrs.

    I reference GB in this instance cuz Reggie came from there. I don’t know how much he had to do with everything but he never experienced anything more than ONE losing season in a row, and they NEVER blew anything up.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    duck vote that clown arpiehoe out of office already….

  • RaiderDanny

    IMPORTANT NEWS!! The only way we win on Sunday is if Jesus comes down and does a Miracle!! HE’S DONE IT BEFORE!!

  • beechams gay lover

    beechy dawg once blew this midget in the parking lot of the In and Out in West Covina. funny part was the midget had a bigger shwanzo than beechy.

  • RaiderSam

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    Surprised there is no chatter about those classy Chiefs fans…

    =================
    They’re too busy insulting themselves their own team and generally making a$%holes of themselves.

    pathetic “fans” of trolling, humiliation and self-immolation.

    Really hoping these guys turn it around, their banter was retarded 3 years ago.

  • Raider E

    Hey Sniff,

    What it be like, Playboy.

    What is up with that Lakers bench, its gonna cost them a ring come NBA Finals time.

    Their bench SUCKS !!!!

    Best hope that hall of fame starting 4 dont get hurt.

    SHOUT OUT TO THE SNIFF MOUTH

  • RaiderSam

    RaiderDuck Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    If an expansion team can build enuff “chemistry” to be a game away from the SB in their 3RD YEAR of existence, there is no reason “chemistry” cannont be developed even quicker with a team with a number of players who are already working together.

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

    That happened exactly once, represents a “Man Bites Dog” story, and does not accurately represent the chances of rapid success following this level of an organizational rebuild.

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

    Studies have shown…… on any given sunday …. anything can happen.

  • RaiderSam

    Raider E Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    Hey Sniff,

    What it be like, Playboy.

    What is up with that Lakers bench, its gonna cost them a ring come NBA Finals time.

    Their bench SUCKS !!!!

    Best hope that hall of fame starting 4 dont get hurt.

    SHOUT OUT TO THE SNIFF MOUTH

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

    Loving that Golden St. PUNCH IN THE MOUTH they threw the Lakers. LMAO

    DEAD SILENCE from Laker fan…the last couple of days.

  • beechams gay lover

    beechy dawg talks big but he used to work the fryer at the In and Out. and blow guys in the lot after work. he called it bonus pay.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    duck vote that clown arpiehoe out of office already….

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

    I’m hoping and voting. Anybody but that 80-year-old windbag.

  • boss01

    The good news is 8-8 will win the division again. The bad news, this team doesn’t have a prayer of reaching .500 this year.

  • DMAC

    Peace out peoples!
    Go A’s! (3 straight baby,let’s get it)
    Go Dubs!
    Go Cal Bears! (fire Tedford)
    Go Raiders!!!!!

  • theghostronin79

    Studies have shown…… on any given sunday …. anything can happen.

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

    And it usually does, especially with the Raiders.

    Beat Atlanta…..Get Torched by Jacksonville

    Get the snot pummelled out of them by Cleveland…..Turn around and Kill the Sh*t outta Denver.

    Lose to K.C. AND Carolina……San Diego in the Hunt, and we bump them off in the following week.
    That’s our Raiders.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    I love it, Raider peE and Sam Borg the Uber Goober spooning up to each other for safety

    Nerds, please don’t tell me you’re NBDL fans. If so, then I can see why you’re both nutting over a pre season Warrior win

    Now let’s talk rings, goobers

    Purple N Gold currently has 16. I say currently because next year that number will go up to 17.

    Do they even count championships in the NBDL? Beeech Diggity keepin’ it real

    WRECKS N EFFECT

  • Raider E

    beechams gay lover Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    beechy dawg talks big but he used to work the fryer at the In and Out. and blow guys in the lot after work. he called it bonus pay.

    ———————-

    The Beeech Pickle-sniffer has never met a chode he didn’t like.

    Sniff, as he is known on the blog these days, doesn’t only work the pickle. He gives PMPP style toungue action to the taint and the twins hanging near-by.

    He knows that they are not orphans.

  • beechams gay lover

    theres my beechy dawg. comehome to daddy. i just copped a new prescription for 60 viagra. maybe they will work for you this time

  • Raider E

    Hey Sniff,

    I got a Benjamin that says there is no way the Lakers win the championship with that bench.

    The HOF’s are gonna need some serious help when the NBA season gets hot.

    They have none.

    You taking that bet?

  • TheOne

    Painful.
    Opening up morning paper and reading about two teams in the bay area.
    One is caviar.
    Other is chopped liver.
    One has a top quality team. Top coach. Top GM. new stadium being built.
    Other has a bottom dwelling team. A obviously lost new head coach. A new GM that looks confused. No stadium in the works.
    Painful.

  • dt_raiders

    I don’t understand why it would take us an extra five weeks to “fix” a myriad of issues with our defense & offense. What were we doing in the off-season, OTAs, training camp? Must be a case of our rookie head coach not demanding better performance of the assistant coaches and players.

  • Raider E

    @ theOne

    If you ask Sniff, he says Farmers field is the Raiders home. That would mean a stadium has been approved for them and construction should start right about the time Kobe and the geriatrics get ousted in round one of this years NBA playoffs.

    SAY THAT IT IS SO, SNIFF.

  • beechams gay lover

    The Beeech Pickle-sniffer has never met a chode he didn’t like.
    ==========================================

    you got that right. one time at the motherlode beeechy dawg blew like 15 guys on a bet

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Yo Homies

    Just got inspired by my peE/borg smack down to write a sweet gangsta-inspired rap for my upcoming solo album, Wrecks N Effect

    The album will tell my tale of the Beeech Dawg growin’ up gangsta-swizzle near Inglewood, tossin’ them gang signs, smacking ho’s and throwin’ block parties with mad fruit punch

    This joint is called MAD PROPS TO DAT LAWG

    Rollin’ down the street, Yo, I need new brake pads
    Gotta find some hizzy to suck deez nads
    I love sunny weather, what’s up with this fog?
    Now get down and pray to the Mighty Beeeech Lawg

    DROPPIN’ MAD TURDS, 2013

  • RaiderSam

    Dt_raiders Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    I don’t understand why it would take us an extra five weeks to “fix” a myriad of issues with our defense & offense. What were we doing in the off-season, OTAs, training camp? Must be a case of our rookie head coach not demanding better performance of the assistant coaches and players.

    =========

    its an ego driven coach over-his-head, that probably is realizing some things will change….im getting the impression that Al Saunders and Wiz 2.0 are smiling inside everytime this guy spouts the “it’ll work” mantra.

  • 2sense

    DJ Johnny Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    The rebuilding process is really very simple and it’s the same formula used by perennial contenders like GB…who have very good since 1994. GB during that time (94-present) have rebuilt their roster MANY times over. They had a year i recall where they went 8-8 with Ray Rhodes. They fired him and proceeded to g 9-7, THEN 12-4 the very next season. Did they “blow it up”?

    They had another year where they went 4-12 in 2005 and what happened the next yr.? 8-8, THEN 13-3 the next. In 2008 GB goes 6-10, the next yr.? 11-5.

    GOOD PERSONNEL in the front office gets things done.

    The difference in GB is the fans, media, players etc, EXPECT a winner, and the “powers that be” deliver. They never tell their fans to be “patient” for a few yrs.

    I reference GB in this instance cuz Reggie came from there. I don’t know how much he had to do with everything but he never experienced anything more than ONE losing season in a row, and they NEVER blew anything up.
    ————————————————————————
    Haha you’re pretty funny dude. What team did he blow up? If you have to say Reggie “blew the team up” because he got rid of Routt, wimbley, satele, bush, johnson, murphy, barksdale and campbell then it’s obvious you have no idea what you’re talking about. Those guys could walk out the door mid season in any other franchise and nobody would even know. Hubert almost didn’t even get hired anywhere else. And as I stated earlier, if you or any of you think Reggie was gonna turn this thing around or even build off of last years success with last years roster, 7 million dollars, and the last pick of the 3rd round then you need to start smokin somethin.

  • The Big Banana

    So what do you guys think of the rumor that Greg Knapp was Reggie’s choice and that DA wanted Neal Brown (Texas Tech)?

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

    Matt Ryan’s first game against Raiders in 2008:

    Atlanta 24
    Raiders 0

    That was his rookie year. He was throwing against Nnamdi and Routt.

  • blackandsilverside

    Beeech Dawg,

    Gawd, you are such a lying strumpet. You wouldn’t know a luxury box from an outhouse. Besides that, the proposed new stadium is NOT even selling luxury boxes yet.

    You need to go back to premium pay at the “In and Out” and get a snoot full of hot mayonnaise.

    That’s what you like best, right ?

  • The Big Banana

    The other part of that rumor is that 3 of the defensive starters and 2 of the offensive starters don’t buy into what DA is selling.

  • RaiderSam

    Haha you’re pretty funny dude. What team did he blow up? If you have to say Reggie “blew the team up” because he got rid of Routt, wimbley, satele, bush, johnson, murphy, barksdale and campbell then it’s obvious you have no idea what you’re talking about. Those guys could walk out the door mid season in any other franchise and nobody would even know. Hubert almost didn’t even get hired anywhere else. And as I stated earlier, if you or any of you think Reggie was gonna turn this thing around or even build off of last years success with last years roster, 7 million dollars, and the last pick of the 3rd round then you need to start smokin somethin.

    ———-

    i’m sensing that some people think there was enough talent here to make a playoff run (if certain people were re-signed)

    the reality is it was a soft 8-8, and we were much worse then we thought, with over-paid players and a failed draft picks resulting from coaching turnover and mulitple perspectives mostly misjudging talent, here. fortunately, 2010 class of Jacoby Ford, J.Veldheer and 2011′s Denarious Moore and Stefan Wisniewski yielded SOME talent. it will take a great draft and decent FA to get a competitive team, and the team growing with this coaching staff. – but as you see with Chan Gailey (there are coordinators that are coordinators, and coordinators that are HEAD COACHES).

  • theghostronin79

    Matt Ryan’s first game against Raiders in 2008:

    Atlanta 24
    Raiders 0

    That was his rookie year. He was throwing against Nnamdi and Routt
    ========

    I think it was Namdi and Hall wasn’t it? Hall was getting burnt 3rd degree all day?

  • theghostronin79

    Hall got cut before the next game.

  • RaiderSam

    The Big Banana Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    The other part of that rumor is that 3 of the defensive starters and 2 of the offensive starters don’t buy into what DA is selling.

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

    The next stage is the anonymous rumors talking that they aren’t buying, then the team not buying in because they aren’t executing …. the coach responding.

  • RaiderSam

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    Matt Ryan’s first game against Raiders in 2008:

    Atlanta 24
    Raiders 0

    That was his rookie year. He was throwing against Nnamdi and Routt.

    ======

    i went to one game when they beat the Falcons 50-19 at the Coliseum….that year the Raiders lost 24-0, even the Falcon announcers were like “Lord Have Mercy” at the end of the broadcast (in a good ol southern church way)

    when the broadcasters show pity, you know its a mess…and that was back in 2008

  • RaiderSam

    The Big Banana Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    So what do you guys think of the rumor that Greg Knapp was Reggie’s choice and that DA wanted Neal Brown (Texas Tech)?

    ========

    complete crap, because Allen’s a texas guy and got Pollack from the Texans and Knapp came along with them – i believe Reggie McKenzie had NO input or advice in any way for Allen

  • blackandsilverside

    Raiders will be thoroughly thrashed by the Falcons. It won’t even be close and will be worse than Raiders’ recent Raiders v Broncos.

  • blackandsilverside

    Why is anyone surprised that Ryan torched Nnamdi, the greatest “no shutdown, shutdown corner in the NFL”.

    I saw Nnamdi play recented and he was torched 5 times and so far out of it he looked like he was drunk.

    Guy aint worth 2 dead flies.

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