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Raiders back at practice after four-day break

By Steve Corkran
Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 12:00 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • oakfoshow

    Reggie blew it.

  • theghostronin79

    90.DMAC Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    87
    I feel ur pain mayne
    Thats exactly how it goes down 2

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

    It IS huh? That’s how they do…Nuthin’ surprises me anymore.

  • RaiderDanny

    Reggie show your balls! Lol!!

  • oakfoshow

    Reggies ugly.

  • oakfoshow

    Reggies children are bigfeet.

  • oakfoshow

    Reggie and his brother were seperated at birth at the bottom lip.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    And I see Oakfoshow’s KKK contingent is here.

  • oakfoshow

    Madden recommended Reggie.Why would you listn to an 70 year old who’s been away for 30 years?

  • RaiderDanny

    I just went along with it

  • The Beeech Dawg

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    Turns out, through the help of science, I was slight mistaken

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  • oakfoshow

    I see raiderduck still sucks cock.

  • oakfoshow

    Reggie should sell wawamewons.Ut oh,now I did it!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    If we lose this game.. NAP/ ALLEN will really be on the hot seat. Fans are one thing.

    But I bet Mark Davis is already getting pissed. Did you know he got over 70,000 letters prior to the Steeler lost? about the direction of the team? How do I know? CBS announcers said Mark told them lol

    I will call for Allen to fire nap if we dont win one of the next two games.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Oakfoshow Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    I see raiderduck still sucks cock.

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

    Wrong, but thanks for playing. Still jerking off to pictures of Mitt’s underwear. “Oh, Mitt! Take me away to planet Kolob! OH, MITTENS!”

  • oakfoshow

    Funny,not.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    And when Oakfoshow is done doing that, he pulls out his pictures of Justin Bieber and…well, you know the rest…

  • oakfoshow

    Reggie has a red spot on his a$$.

  • beechams gay lover

    beechy dawg has sucked my nads. he’s not very good at it. there I said it

  • oakfoshow

    Mark will fire the sasquatch soon.

  • RaiderDanny

    I like that #113 allday

  • oakfoshow

    Reggie’s favorite dinner is a 20 piece swimp dinner.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Oakfoshow Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Mark will fire the sasquatch soon.

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

    Reggie will still be our GM during the next Presidential election. Deal with it.

  • RaiderDanny

    Did u see all the fans from LA Citywalk on twitter Raiders.com telling them to come back to LA! Wouldnt be a big deal if it wasnt on RAIDERS.COM

  • oakfoshow

    122.RaiderDuck Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    Oakfoshow Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Mark will fire the sasquatch soon.

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

    Reggie will still be our GM during the next Presidential election. Deal with it.

    ======================================================= Mark is Al’s son.Reggie will be gone,and I will be here to laugh at you and him.Deal with it.

  • DMAC

    4 reasons (fk-ups) why DA will be on the hot seat, if we lose this weekend.

    #1 Knapp hiring
    #2 Getting rid of coach Wylie
    #3 Getting rid of coach Wauffle
    #4 Getting rid of coach Bones

  • oakfoshow

    When Raiders return to L.A.,I would love raiderduck to come on out for the game sometime.

  • DMAC

    LA folks are gonna luv the Rams again.

  • oakfoshow

    Reggie was spotted at Bush Gardens in Tampa.

  • RaiderDanny

    Reporter to Reggie- whats your plan with this team and your Coaching staff??

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    If its not Geno smith with the first pick.. trade down… or draft that

    DE Clowney

  • oakfoshow

    Reggie is dumber than a sack of hammers.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Oakfoshow Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Mark is Al’s son.Reggie will be gone,and I will be here to laugh at you and him.Deal with it.

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

    And Mark’s doing things a different way. Reggie will be here long-term. But believe whatever you like.

  • DJ Johnny

    RaiderDanny Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    Did u see all the fans from LA Citywalk on twitter Raiders.com telling them to come back to LA! Wouldnt be a big deal if it wasnt on RAIDERS.COM

    I’m gonna have an open mind about this instead of saying “we should go to LA” or “LA doesn’t want the Raiders”.

    Sounds like it’s a case of who u talk to.

    The LA Times did a poll in the offseason asking if LA would welcome the Raiders back. The results (as i recall) were about 55 % to 45 % in favor of Raiders being welcome. Not overwhelming by any means, but i think it’s in error to give the blanket statement “LA doesn’t want the Raiders”.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Oakfoshow Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    When Raiders return to L.A.,I would love raiderduck to come on out for the game sometime.

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

    If they relocate to Industry, I may do that. Only a six-hour or so drive from Phoenix…

  • RaiderDanny

    YOU CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH!!

  • The Beeech Dawg

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  • burn_209

    Are people really pissed off that players took time off on the bye week when THE CBA SPECIFICALLY SAYS THEY CAN’T BE AT THE FACILITY DURING THE BYE WEEK. People complain about everything

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Beeech, make sure your posse has a backup plan in case Mark takes Roski’s deal.

  • oakfoshow

    I will be in Phoenix in November.Meet ya?

  • oakfoshow

    I hope Reggie is ashamed,bet not though.Look at him.

  • RaiderDanny

    Hot seat? I say SOMEONE gets fired after the next two games!

  • oakfoshow

    141.RaiderDanny Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    Hot seat? I say SOMEONE gets fired after the next two games!

    Reggie first,out of football forever.What a disgrace to the Raiders.

  • oakfoshow

    Reggie picks lice out of his brothers hair and eats.

  • RaiderDanny

    If my boys are in Industry- season tickits baby an hour from the house!

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    RaiderDanny Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    Hot seat? I say SOMEONE gets fired after the next two games!

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

    Not a chance. That’s Al’s way. We’re now run like a sane organization. Changes (if any) will take place AFTER the season, not during.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Oakfoshow Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    I will be in Phoenix in November.Meet ya?

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

    What day?

  • RaiderDanny

    I say knapp

  • theghostronin79

    Michael Bush ‏@michaelbush29
    1st time in my #nflcareer that my team record is 4-1 and it feels awesome #dabears let’s keep it going.

    Retweeted by Steve Corkran
    ==========

    That stings a little….

  • DJ Johnny

    2sense Says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    You all better find some patience. This offseason will be the time to judge on the worthiness. The short leash is understandable for as dismal as this team has been for so long but this team has been average or worse for A LONG time. Like decades long minus gruden. No money, no draft picks. It’s like Reggie got handed a pocket full of quarters and directions to a fire sale and they said go make us a winner. And here’s some more bad news for you. The depth on this team is brutal which means even more bad news for the immediate future. There are only so many draft picks and free agents and when youdo get them it takes them time to build chemistry. Reggie could have pieced together an 8-8, 9-7 team this year but that’s what this franchise has been doing for the last 25 years. Patching holes with duct tape. Hanging on to overpriced talent at the sacrifice of a solid foundation.

    Anthony Robbins would call this negative thinking. But seriously, u brought up “chemistry” and I will bring up Carolina. The expansion Panthers were able to build fairly quickly with alot of draft picks and a few free agents. They were not ‘flooded’ with high level fa’s (as one poster errantly noted) but they did get a few mid-level, decent guys to help build.

    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.

    “Chemistry” as yet another reason to be “patient” is overrated and frankly as evidenced by Carolina an invalid excuse for not winning.

  • oakfoshow

    Thanksgiveing,love to meet your family.