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Carter making Raiders debut Sunday; 3 players out

Coach Dennis Allen and defensive end Andre Carter confirmed Monday that Carter is going to make his Raiders debut against the Atlanta Falcons.
How much Carter plays depends upon the situations that arise in the game. Given the Falcons attempted 52 passes last Sunday, it’s likely that Carter will have ample time to play for the first time since he suffered a season-ending quadriceps injury for the Patriots last December.
“I’ll be part of the rotation,” Carter said as he prepared to board a bus for the ride to the Oakland Airport. “Just to be a part of this defense is something that’s very special to me, and I’m just glad to be back after a long, long recovery through this injury.”
Allen also used the word “rotational,” when describing how Carter will be used.
“That’s how we’ve handled the defensive line anyway,” Allen said. “You have to try to limit the number of plays that they play, especially playing a team like Atlanta that throws the ball like they do. You want to make sure you keep some fresh rushers out there.”
Carter said he isn’t sure how many snaps he will get. But he’s ready for whatever defensive coordinator Jason Tarver throws his way.
The Raiders managed only three sacks through their first four games. A proven pass-rusher like Carter figures to provide some much-needed juice to the Raiders defense.
Carter said his vast experience in the NFL will help expedite his transition back to the field, as well as help his linemates.
“Myself, Richard Seymour, (Tommy) Kelly, we just have a lot of years of experience,” Carter said. “We’ve played a lot of crazy battles throughout this part of our career and just talking to younger guys. Every game is always going to be a battle. No win ever comes easy. You just got to earn your keep quarter after quarter.”

– Allen said Kelly held up well in practice today and that he expects Kelly to play Sunday, despite Kelly being bothered by a sore foot.
“Just looking at him today, he looked good,” Allen said.

– Right offensive tackle Khalif Barnes (groin), cornerback Shawntae Spencer (foot) and tight end Richard Gordon (hamstring) will not play Sunday, Allen said.

– Michael Huff will start at cornerback for the third straight game in place of Spencer.
Allen said Huff is making progress in his transition from free safety.
“No. 1, it’s the confidence of going out there and playing,” Allen said of Huff. “It’s a different world out there on the edge. There’s not nearly as many things mentally that go on on the edge as there are at safety, yet there’s a whole lot more physically that has to happen. So, he’s improved in that area.”
Huff is learning via trial by fire. He faced Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger in his first game at cornerback, then followed that up with a game against Denver’s Peyton Manning. On Sunday, he faces the red-hot Matt Ryan.
“I didn’t get to ease into it,” Huff said. “I didn’t get any mediocre, just normal QBs. I get all the great Hall of Famers. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. To be the best, you’ve got to play against the best. So, kind of learning on the fly.”

– Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey said it’s all systems go for Sunday, as far as he’s concerned.
Now, it’s just a matter of team doctors and Allen signing off on Heyward-Bey’s return to game action three weeks after he suffered a concussion against the Steelers.
“Right now, the plan is to go into Sunday and see how I feel,” Heyward-Bey said. “Hopefully it’s a go.”
Allen said earlier this week that he anticipates Heyward-Bey playing. Heyward-Bey said his mind-set is that he’s going to play.
“That’s totally up to coach and them,” Heyward-Bey said. “My plan is to always have the mindset to go out there and play.”

– Former Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon used to say that he knew how the Raiders were going to play based on how they practiced on the Friday before a game.
Allen said he is of the belief that you have to take into account the entire week of practice. From that viewpoint, Allen said, the Raiders are primed for their game Sunday.
“You kind of have a good feel for how things go in the week of practice,” Allen said. “But Sundays are odd. You never really know what you’re going to get on Sundays. The flow of the game dictates a lot of that, but we’ve had a good week of practice. We understand that we have a huge challenge going to Atlanta this week and we’ll see how it plays out on Sunday.”

– A victory over the Falcons on Sunday is the kind of win that could have a lasting impact on their final 11 games.
Beating the 5-0 Falcons, on the road, would have the potential to drive home the point to the players that the Raiders are capable of beating any team in the league, given the Falcons are considered a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
“Obviously, if you’re able to win against a team like Atlanta, it provides an extra boost of confidence to your team,” Allen said. “But, again, you can’t live from week to week and get too high and get too low. This is a marathon, it’s not a sprint. We’ll go, we’ll play the game, we’ll take the outcome as it is and we’ll move forward from it.”

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  • Raider E

    I don’t know if the words blog “stars” applies to those guys.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Hey Nerds, epic duece bomb alert

    Just finished rehearsal for the Wrecks N Effect tour and laid a grenade in the potty

    Then told the Ritz masseuse and her co-worker (who each gave me sweet, sensual BJs, fyi) that the coast was clear

    When the babes went in I locked the door quick and the fun began!

    Haven’t heard that much screaming since the final battle scene in Platoon

    Gonna take a nice dip in the hot tub, probably let them out sometime around Monday

    SHOUT OUT TO MR JON LOVITZ, HIP HOP HAPPENIN’

  • RaiderRockstar

    E,

    you’re right man. I still think we need to win 10 games this season

    that’s 9 of the 12 remaining.

    Still gotta play San Diego & Denver again – plus Cincy & Baltimore

  • RaiderRockstar

    the good news is, if we find a way to beat HOTlanta … the next 3 games are Jaguars, Chiefs & Bucs !

  • RaiderRockstar

    I get the feeling the Falcons only game plan is to shut down Darren McFadden and blitz the crap out of Carson Palmer on obvious passing downs..

    since our O-Line is trash, that shouldn’t present much of a challenge for them. Knapp & Pollack have got to find ways to be more creative (try not to laugh) and mask the flaws of the subpar players there

  • Raider8

    Raider E Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    I don’t know if the words blog “stars” applies to those guys.
    ******************************************************
    note that i didn’t say “most liked” but they sure get alot of run here.

  • RaiderRockstar

    8,

    you could play cards 100 times and lose 100 times.

    quantity doesn’t override quality imo

    I agree with E. Guys seeking attention aren’t classified as “stars” in my book. Making ridiculous comments just to draw a response and argue with somebody and start name calling for hours

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    Sure, if you try to foment dissonance by posting lib vs con crap like kk and mr, or just posting crap like mr, or posting under a slew of sock puppets that get called out as being mr, well then, you will be mentioned more often than an average fan talking or arguing about Raider football. So that takes care of kk, mr and albert. As a football blog, method to my madness would be up there, as would seymour bush and, unfortunately misterbrown. Possibly boscembechlerjackson but he may never recover from us losing a game because our long snapper got hurt.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    Oh, I forgot beech. Probably for a good reason.

  • Raider E

    Wouldn’t it be something to sneak past the Falcons and have that momentum spring us to wins in the next 3 winnable games?

    We would then be sitting at 5-3 and actually have a shot at taking the not-so-special AFC West.

    I’m praying for the best, and genuinely hoping that we can at least see some competitive football for the next 4 games.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    RaiderRockstar and Hwndr are also notable. With newcomers texasraider and Djjohnny on the rise.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    Then again, I still have that two hundred plus list of andles I can dig up in a heartbeat and see who we’ve missed.

  • RaiderRockstar

    boscembechlerjackson may never recover from us losing a game because our long snapper got hurt.

    ***

    LOL, yup – BSJ cost us the SD game!!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    Most of the morning crew are more notable than the clowns you mentioned making me wonder if you are not indeed MR seeking attention in an all new way. See how that works?

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    We got DMAC, Norco (Amy), Dirtlot, Nomasdiamante(what happened to him, anyway). Yep, getting closer to posting that list.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    But closer still to another beer and cigarette.

  • Raider E

    The thing I see with KK, MR, and Beeech is unforetunately the constant duplication of basically the same post, sometimes for hours on end.

    Whether it be KK’s political links, MR’s constant negativity, or Beeech’s partybro storyline. It has gotten stale and predictable.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    Sorry, RaiderE, went on a tear there. I’m with you 100% and were we to play hard and well tomorrow and come up short, we could still be 4 and 4 down the road and my passion would be rekindled. Lay another Miami/ Denver egg and I’ll be an interested fan, and no more, ’till next season.

  • Raider E

    8,

    Those guys only get alot of run because they force themselves on others and at times it can be difficult to ignore.

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

    Raider8 Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    i’d say the bloggers who’s names get mentioned the most (most hits) on here are:

    -Beeech Dawg

    -Kool Kell

    -Albert

    -MR (Sullivan)

    either positive or negative, these are the the blog “stars”.
    —-
    Wow, I never considered myself a blog star. In all honesty, though, I pale in comparison to MR. He is like the Marlon Brando of the blog. I’m more like a Steve Buscemi. I guess that would Beeech someone like Adam Sandler or Kevin James.

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

    Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    RaiderRockstar and Hwndr are also notable. With newcomers texasraider and Djjohnny on the rise.
    —-
    TexasRaider’s star burned out too soon, lost tragically at a young age like River Phoenix.

  • Raider E

    I hear what your saying Purvis. I didn’t watch the 4th quarter against Denver because I was sitting at the local sports bar and genuinely embarrassed for these guys.

    Nothing more I want tomorrow then to watch a focused Raider team take the field tomorrow. At this point I just want an all-out effort from these guys.

    Win or Lose, I don’t think that is too much to ask.

  • beechams gay lover

    one time coming out of Fubar we met this midget named Julio and beechy dawg let the midget cornhole him. word

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

    If you get mentioned by Beeech, that makes you a star.

  • VaRaiderNation

    Good evening Nation, I hope my squad proves me wrong. My prediction: Raiders 13 – Falcons 42. I see that our highly motivated and competitive coaching staff came up with ZERO adjustments through their “evaluation process”. smh I’m not even the least bit optimistic about this game, but still hoping against hope that we pull the upset.

  • beechams gay lover

    oh beechys not a star. he is a former waiter at olive garden. he would take the queer bus boys out back of the place for sex. thats why he got fired.

  • RaiderRockstar

    RaiderRockstar and Hwndr are also notable. With newcomers texasraider and Djjohnny on the rise.

    Most of the morning crew are more notable than the clowns you mentioned

    ***

    thanks Purvis!

    I miss the AM crew. unfortunately, 99% of my blog time is now nights & weekends

  • Plunketthead

    How can you leave firebaby off the best of list?
    His posts are almost always informative.

    Meth is best of and I wish he posted regular.
    Marley is best of and has been here since blog blew up
    Priest use to be best of even if he was wrong so often
    Morning shift has a group vibe that makes it best of

    I know I am forgeting a few

  • RaiderRockstar

    my wife and I went to Olive Garden the other night and I ordered the “Tour of Italy” because Beeeecham is always talking about it, lol

    I’ve gotta say, it was delicious!!

    thanks Beeeech Dawg :)

  • Super Dawg

    Super Dawg bout to drop a super lawg in a public restroom. Gonna punish that toilet so bad there will be a ‘Out Of Order’ sign on the door. Holla.

    Heap big duece alert. Ready to roll.

    WHUT WHUT YAWL, HOLLA

  • Raider E

    I do miss reading posts from Priest. He may have been wrong, but you could tell he is a genuine Raider fan.

    Ive always enjoyed reading posts from Hayesdaze, Rockstar, Method, Thec, and DMAC.

  • Super Dawg

    BRAHS, NERDS AND SUPER GOOBERS

    Just lettin yawl know I’m gettin a lawg wax by a hot smokin Chinese babe. After she saw my massive lawg in the toilet, she couldn’t help herself. No I gotta go and get a hot wax for the lawg, the one hangin from me not the one in the toilet bowl, tho I don’t know which one is bigger. Word.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    Plunketthead Says: How can you leave firebaby off the best of list?I know I am forgeting a few.===========Shouldn’t have left you or vegas or plunkforhof off the list. That’s why I gotta put up the master list. MS Works or my computer are acting up but I’ll get there, but I have to go shoot a llama first(hypo) and treat another that ripped his belly open. I’ll be back.

  • Super Dawg

    PMPP Takin it to the toilet bowl. Splash Splash. Thats how we roll. Lawgs and Lawgs, got to be a PMPP member to understand that.

    Now I got to go chill my over worked Nads in a strawberry milk shake before my posse are allowed to drink it. Holla.

    SAY WHUT, TAKIN IT TO THE TOILET WITH THE PMPP. SPLASH SPLASH

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    And Thec, see what I mean!

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Are other teams’ blogs so scatologically oriented?

    Just wondering…

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    TJPriest gave up despite a feeble comeback attempt and going back to those days, what about Teach, always the voice of reason? Even if not always right. Well, nobody’s always right here, in my opinion except me. Bet a few of you feel the same way.

  • beechams gay lover

    rigtht after beechy got fired from olive garden he took the night manager out and blew the guy in the parking lot. and the manager was the guy who fired him.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    RaiderDuck Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    Are other teams’ blogs so scatologically oriented?
    Just wondering==========Haven’t found another blog remotely similar to this. Quasi football related, anyway.

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

    Brien seems more mature and kind of mellow now. Not sure what’s up with that. I kind of miss the old fire and brimstone Brien.

  • qodrn1

    The 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)
    Week 3: Plunketthead Raiders 30 Steelers 27 (34/31) R
    Week 4: Amysincharge: Denver 48-7 (37-6)

    303Raider Says: falcons 31 Raiders 17
    arkraider Says: Raiders 27-Dirty Birds 23
    blackandsilverside Says: Atlanta 41 Raiders 14
    Custom Raider Says: Oakland 38 Atlanta 10
    davidon Says: ATL 35 Raiders 10
    JLofty Says: Raiders 31 – Falcones 27
    Kiwi_Blade Says: Raiders 6 Falcons 32
    Klas Tjorborn Says: Falcons 35, Raiders 20
    qodrn Raiders 27 Atlanta 24
    realtruraider Says: Raiders 34 Drunken Chickens 24
    Zwarte Piet Says: Malosos 20 Halcones 13…

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

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Raider8 Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    i’d say the bloggers who’s names get mentioned the most (most hits) on here are:

    -Beeech Dawg

    -Kool Kell

    -Albert

    -MR (Sullivan)

    either positive or negative, these are the the blog “stars”.
    —-
    Wow, I never considered myself a blog star. In all honesty, though, I pale in comparison to MR. He is like the Marlon Brando of the blog. I’m more like a Steve Buscemi. I guess that would Beeech someone like Adam Sandler or Kevin James.
    =====================================
    Hahaha. Funny stuff Albert. You wish you were a Steve Buscemi. Seriously your posts are very insightful, and always enjoy reading them.

  • qodrn1

    So, the Raiders made NO moves. Does this mean they have basically given up? Or that they think they can make something happen with the returning players they will have?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Ive always enjoyed reading posts from Hayesdaze, Rockstar, Method, Thec, and DMAC.

    ***

    too many to count bro. SnB, Dell, Marley, JFB & Dakota are tops imo

  • Raider8

    Thanks Raider8. Still I think M R is heads above me. All we know is Beech is at the bottom.

  • RaiderRockstar

    @ Qodrn1

    i gave my prediction a few days ago. found out later it was the same as Plunk’s

    BRB – i’ll find it!

  • Plunketthead

    Raiders 37-35

  • Plunketthead

    RR picked the same 37- 35

  • Raider8

    Oops. Not sure what happened there.
    Go Raiders!

  • beechams gay lover

    beech is definitely a bottom.