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Status quo for Raiders as Falcons game nears

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen and his staff have had 10 days to evaluate the 53-man roster and take steps to make any necessary tweaks before Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.
As of now, McKenzie and Allen appear content to soldier on with the 53 players who were on the roster against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 30.
Allen said the Raiders didn’t work out any players last week, and we haven’t been able to confirm whether they did so Tuesdday, when the players had the day off.
Even if the Raiders did work out any players Tuesday, there aren’t any new faces on the field at practice today.

– Right offensive tackle Khalif Barnes (groin), cornerback Shawntae Spencer (foot) and tight end Richard Gordon (hamstring) aren’t practicing today.
Barnes and Spencer are week-to-week. Gordon is day-to-day. Willie Smith is working at Barnes’ spot, with Michael Huff taking reps at cornerback once again.
David Ausberry is getting plenty of action at practice, along with starter Brandon Myers.

– The Raiders play at 10 a.m. on Sunday. In recent years, Raiders coaches adjusted the practice schedule the week of such games to simulate the time of the upcoming game.
No such tactic with Allen. He used it for the regular-season opener, when he had his players practice at the Coliseum on a Saturday nigth at about the time of their Monday night game two days later.

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  • DMAC

    Primero!

  • DMAC

    Snake eyes!

  • DMAC

    Any given Sunday!

  • DMAC

    Shek Quatro!

  • DMAC

    I got 5 on it!

  • RamblingRose

    DJ Johnny Says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    It always seemed to me the fans at the OCO rile up opposing teams even more to beat us at home.

    They get out on the field maybe a little nervous at first, then they realize that “hey, these guys aren’t really that good” and they proceed to open up a can of whoopazz.

    We’d be alot better at home if we could back up the “Black Hole” with intimidating play ON THE FIELD.
    ====================================
    Fans in other stadiums are easily as vocal as fans in the black hole. Eagle fans much more so. Seahawk fans are much louder.
    Costumes is what gets the attention.
    How many times do opposing teams have false starts because of the noise in Oak? hardly ever.

  • DMAC

    Give me my $$$$$!

  • DMAC

    RamblingRose Says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    DJ Johnny Says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    It always seemed to me the fans at the OCO rile up opposing teams even more to beat us at home.

    They get out on the field maybe a little nervous at first, then they realize that “hey, these guys aren’t really that good” and they proceed to open up a can of whoopazz.

    We’d be alot better at home if we could back up the “Black Hole” with intimidating play ON THE FIELD.
    ====================================
    Fans in other stadiums are easily as vocal as fans in the black hole. Eagle fans much more so. Seahawk fans are much louder.
    Costumes is what gets the attention.
    How many times do opposing teams have false starts because of the noise in Oak? hardly ever.
    ===========

    Give major credit to who built that stadium in Seattle.

  • DMAC

    The coliseum gets fk’n loud!
    But it gets quiet quick when we get are asses kicked up and down the field.

  • DMAC

    The Oline finally comes to play Sunday. DMAC runs wild.
    We win!
    Holla!

  • DMAC

    “OK, here are your instructions Huff/Lee. Play ten yards off the receivers and let him burn you all day w/ the short routes. Just don’t get beat deep. Got that?”

  • DMAC

    12 pack?

  • DMAC

    Can you guys come outside to play? I’m bored.

  • RockyMountainRaider

    ATL has beat the AFC west for a combined score of 94-48. They put 40 on K.C. and 27 on Den and S.D. so were gonna have to put up some points.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Brahs, I think I might have found the new DJ for the Beeech Dawg hip hop solo tour

    Introducing … DJ Fresh Beatz

    This kooky Korean KILLED the turntable, rocked a dope pube ‘do, then chugged a 3lb bowl of miso soup

    There’s a bit of a language barrier, but he gained instant respect for the Beeeech Diggity when my weiner outmeasured his by almost 10 inches

    Gonna bust some sweet jamz now, gotta take a quick duece (gonna be a wet one, folks) then get straight up “street critical” (patent pending)

    ROCKIN’ THE MIC DAY N NIGHT, AIGHT?

  • ottocrat

    Until a couple of days ago, I forgot that our next matchup is against Atlanta…Ugh. Can I go back in time to when ignorance was bliss.

  • Area man

    Final score: Atlanta 45, Oakland 3.

  • JB

    Alex Karras – RIP

  • RockyMountainRaider

    NFC teams are 15-6 against AFC opponents this season. In those games, they have outscored the AFC by over 10 PPG including 6 wins by 20+ – Vic Tafur

    Ouch!

  • Eye in the Sky

    It’s 9:25 in Switzerland. KoolKell should be come stumbling in drunk on wine pretty soon and tel us all about how he is mooching off of Jacqueline’s rich friend.

  • DutchRaider77

    9.DMAC Says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    The coliseum gets fk’n loud!
    But it gets quiet quick when we get are asses kicked up and down the field.

    _______________________________________________________

    DMAC were you at the last SD game last year? I think the 12th man did their job, not sure about the other 11…

  • DMAC

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    9.DMAC Says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    The coliseum gets fk’n loud!
    But it gets quiet quick when we get are asses kicked up and down the field.

    _______________________________________________________

    DMAC were you at the last SD game last year? I think the 12th man did their job, not sure about the other 11…
    =======

    Sure was there (me and Brien)
    It was sickening

  • JLofty

    Man i hope the rook coaches got their $hit together on the bye…

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Why are the raiders even practicing this week. They will just quit by halftime.. then after all the players will say “We are close” Palmer will say ” a few plays here n there ” and we will be back.

    They will ask palmer is this still a playoff team

    Palmer will say “absolutely”

  • MikieG

    I have Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and the Atlanta Defense on my Fantasy team…Should have a crazy big day.

  • MikieG

    “Status quo for Raiders as Falcons game nears”—and by status we mean Defenseless, and by quo we mean–Offensively impotent…
    Other than that, we look great..lotsa potential.

  • DMAC

    Paul Gutierrez ‏@PGutierrezCSN

    raiders warming up to Eye of the Tiger
    =========

    Someone needs to bring in some frozen meat.

  • Que

    I am so glad we have a game to complain about. God its just not interesting without seeing my boys and continue watching the rebuild and growth of this organization

  • DMAC

    Ever since Rick Ross Kelly stopped jumping off sides, he hasn’t been getting any pressure on the QB.

    Would you rather have penalties go down w/ no QB sacks or
    jump off sides a few times and sprinkle in some QB hurries and sacks?
    I’m going w/ the penalties and hurries.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    so what will be the excuses for this loss reggie mcheesehead?

  • Al_is_theraiders

    mikie pick up any offensive player on atl…defense as well…

  • Raidergil650

    Raiders will beat the falcons?
    .biggest upset or another loss.

  • DMAC

    Damn, I miss the Green Party!
    Blog just isn’t the same anymore.

  • DMAC

    BO KNOWS

  • MonumentRaider

    So basically, we’re just fine the way we are? That makes alot of sense considering our average margin of loss. GO REGGIE!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    DMAC Says:
    The Oline finally comes to play Sunday. DMAC runs wild.
    We win!
    Holla!
    /////////////////Only way it happens.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Holy Crud!

    Brahs, the newest member of The Beeeech Dawg’s solo hip hop project, DJ Fresh Beatz, just got totally wasted off 1 beer!

    I know the Asian culture is not generally known for their high alcohol tolerance, but Fresh Beatz is a bigger lightweight than Albert Klas Puss

    One of the Certified Platinum Posse just totally clowned him and drew cat whiskers on his face

    Shizznit is gettin’ real, holla

    WRECKS N EFFECT Y2012

  • JLofty

    No DMAC, I want QB pressure AND no offsides penalties. IT can be done. Just maybe not by our players…

  • oakfoshow

    Gonna get our asses handed to us in a hand basket,still got the same morons predicting wins from this talentless squad of Reggie’s guys.Hey I know,Streater will have the best game of all NFL wide receivers right? giggle,told ya.

  • inonewordraider

    so by Da’s assessment Pat Lee > Chekwa or any avail FA Cb’s, Michael Huff > Chekwa or any avail FA Cb’s, and Joselio Hanson > Chekwa or any avail FA Cb’s

  • MonumentRaider

    I’m really cheering for the guy.. but does DHB have a big drop this week as he’s running right towards the safety over the middle?

  • oakfoshow

    Hey John Madden,anybody else you want to recommend? lol.fkn watermelon should have stayed in GreenBay.

  • DJ Johnny

    No offense to Cork, but didn’t he say most assuredly that we could expect AT LEAST 2-3 new faces this week?

    Hard to have faith in the new coaching staff when he announces he’s going to do a THOROUGH A-Z evaluation of the team and then emerges from it and says “We’re fine. We just have to exceute better”.

    Seriously? McClain “gives us the best opportunity to win”?

    McClain is a liability. His mere presence on the field is a detriment to the defense. They would probably do better with just playing the Bresnahan 3-3-4 defense instead…and just tell McClain..”don’t worry..just sit back down and we’ll see how it goes w/out you in there”.

  • raiderinparadise

    oakfoshow Says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    Gonna get our asses handed to us in a hand basket,still got the same morons predicting wins from this talentless squad of Reggie’s guys.Hey I know,Streater will have the best game of all NFL wide receivers right? giggle,told ya.

    ———

    Surely you didn’t see the falcons struggle against carolina and redksins … ??? I get where your coming from but I am not so sure this is a blow-out. We can’t win on road in eastern time zone but eventualy we will have to … I watched panther vs falcons game … They have no d-line and their only pass rusher “charles johnson” had 4.5 sacks on Ryan … plus they cant stop the run.

    OUr weaknesses might even out our production in this game.

  • R8ER MIKE

    GreenParty… twist em up… its almost 4:20 !!!!

  • oakfoshow

    raiderinparadise Says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    oakfoshow Says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    Gonna get our asses handed to us in a hand basket,still got the same morons predicting wins from this talentless squad of Reggie’s guys.Hey I know,Streater will have the best game of all NFL wide receivers right? giggle,told ya.

    ———

    Surely you didn’t see the falcons struggle against carolina and redksins … ??? I get where your coming from but I am not so sure this is a blow-out. We can’t win on road in eastern time zone but eventualy we will have to … I watched panther vs falcons game … They have no d-line and their only pass rusher “charles johnson” had 4.5 sacks on Ryan … plus they cant stop the run.

    OUr weaknesses might even out our production in this game
    ======================================================= Dude,please. Falcons are 5-0.This wont be even close.Be prepared to look at yourself in the mirror about 2:00 eastern when its already 28-3.Your not helping yourself ok.

  • oakfoshow

    Surely you didn’t see the falcons struggle against carolina and redksins … ??? I get where your coming from but I am not so sure this is a blow-out. We can’t win on road in eastern time zone but eventualy we will have to … I watched panther vs falcons game … They have no d-line and their only pass rusher “charles johnson” had 4.5 sacks on Ryan … plus they cant stop the run=================================== I did see the game,and dont call me surely!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Forget taking GENO SMITH.. I’d rather have a relentless pass rusher.

    JARVIS JONES Georgia DE

  • boss01

    First words to come out of D.A’s mouth in the post game presser on Sunday:

    “We’ve gotta get better”

    “There is no magic formula”

    “Gotta go back to the drawing board,learn from our mistakes and make sure we don’t make them again”

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Skill-Set Summary: Jones is a dynamite pass-rusher. The way he runs down signal-callers in the pocket and flies around the football field is similar to former Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller. Some media outlets have rated Jones as the best player in the SEC, which is saying something considering the other elite talents like LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (a Heisman finalist), LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo, Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones and others. There is no doubt that Jones is a game-changer and a play-maker, but if he is the best player in the SEC is debatable.

    Jone’s speed and pass-rushing skills make him extremely disruptive. He has an excellent burst off the edge. That burst takes tackles by surprise and sets them up for him to burn around the corner or dodge back to the inside. Jones also shows some nice pass-rushing moves. He has a good swim move and his agility to weave around blockers is superb.

    Jones never takes plays off; he has a non-stop motor and gives relentless effort. In run defense, Jones is best in pursuit. He isn’t particularly stout at the point of attack when runs come directly at him. Jones is a very good tackler even though he could use more bulk. Jones wraps up ball carriers and quarterbacks well. He also skillfully goes for strips when hitting quarterbacks. His closing speed is phenomenal as both a run-defender and pass-rusher.

    There are times that Jones does really well at slapping offensive linemen’s hands away, but he needs to get more consistent. There are plays where Jones can struggle when offensive linemen get a hold of him. They hold him and push him around. He needs to improve his ability to shed blocks. Adding some strength to disengage would be helpful. ”

    per walterfootball