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Burris supplants McClain in nickel package

Raiders coach Dennis Allen talked about making a few “tweaks” during the bye week. One of those changes manifested itself in rookie linebacker Miles Burris supplanting Rolando McClain on certain downs.
In the first four games, Burris was the linebacker coming off the field whenever the Raiders went with an extra defensive back in their so-called nickel package. McClain became that guy Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
McClain’s snaps dropped from 73 against the Broncos on Sept. 30 to 17 against the Falcons on Sunday.
By comparison, Burris played 27 of the 77 snaps against the Broncos and all 55 against the Falcons.
Allen said he doesn’t foresee getting away from this alignment, given how well Burris played against the Falcons.
“Every week, we’re going to evaluate and see where we’re at,” Allen said, “but he did enough (Sunday) in the game to earn the right to be back out there again in nickel situations.”
The Raiders selected McClain in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. He has started 34 of 37 games since he arrived as the projected linchpin for the Raiders defense.
McClain has come under fire from fans for his lack of consistency as an impact player. In Burris, Allen sees a young player who gets better each game.
“He’s not a repeat mistake offender,” Allen said. “He makes the corrections, he understands football and concepts and he’s able to make adjustments and get things corrected. As long as he continues to do that, he’ll continue to improve.”

– The Raiders remain convinced that it’s only a matter of time before running back Darren McFadden breaks out of his season-long slump.
On Sunday, McFadden rushed for 70 yards on 27 carries (2.6-yard average) – he had a 21-yard run negated by a holding penalty. He stands at 271 yards (3.2) through five games.
By comparison, McFadden rushed for 519 yards on 91 carries (5.7) through the first five games last season.
“I was pleased with the way that he ran the ball,” Allen said. “He ran the ball extremely hard. There are still a lot of adjustments that we’ve got to make and some things we have to do because there’s still meat left on the bone there.

– Weak-side linebacker Aaron Curry is slated to practice Wednesday for the first time since he was placed on the physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp with sore knees.
The Raiders have a 21-day window to take a look at Curry and decide how to proceed.
They can activate Curry and place him on their 53-man roster at any point during the three-week window. Once the window closes, Curry has to be activated, waived or placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Allen said Curry’s health isn’t in question so much; it’s more a concern about his being in football shape. Curry hasn’t practiced since June, and he has not played in a game of any kind since last season.
“He’s used this time to kind of prepare for all positions at the linebacker position,” Allen said. “We’ve got a plan in place for him to be able to potentially play in any of those three spots.”

– Recently signed defensive end Andre Carter played mostly right end in his Raiders debut Sunday and participated in 24 of the team’s 55 defensive plays.
Carter assisted on only one tackle in his first game since joining the Raiders on Sept. 26.
“He did some good things but, also, he’s still a little bit rusty,” Allen said. “So, every day that he gets an opportunity to get out there and practice and every game that he gets a chance to get out there, he’ll get better and better. But his presence, his veteran leadership, is good for our team.”

– The Raiders on Sunday looked much like the team that set NFL records for penalties (163) and yards penalized (1,358) when they got flagged 12 times for 110 yards.
They entered the Falcons game as one of the league’s least-penalized teams through four games at 19 for 143. Even with the huge spike Sunday, the Raiders are tied for fifth in fewest penalties (31) and sixth in fewest penalty yards (253).

– Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey made a successful return to the field three weeks after suffering a concussion and neck strain.
Heyward-Bey played the most snaps of Oakland’s five receivers against the Falcons, but he didn’t have any receptions. His contributions were limited to blocking and turning an end around into 20 yards and a first down.

– Right guard Mike Brisiel suffered a concussion against the Falcons, Allen said. Brisiel began the league-mandated testing protocol on Monday.
Allen said the Raiders emerged from the Falcons game without any other significant injuries.

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  • DKnight007

    JC didn’t come in mid season off the couch and be asked to lead the team into the playoffs either….without DMC!

  • https://bigswede.com Klas Tjorborn

    Campbell doesn’t get respect because he was sub par QB. There is reason he is back up to Cutler and not starting for another team.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    DJ Kimchi just did a brand new dance that is guaranteed to catch on huge!

    After he lit one of his farts on fire, he started hopping around like a kangaroo yelling “FIYA N DEE HOOOOLE! FIYA N DEE HOOOOLE!”

    Turn out he accidentally set his boxer briefs ablaze in all the excitement

    Don’t worry, both inches of his weiner seem fine

  • Plunketthead

    KK stop kicking rocks and come out and say what you are hinting at. Dont be bashful. Find a pair of pants, put them on and tell us how it is.

  • DKnight007

    Those of you who hate on Palmer.

    Do you have a better solution to play QB for the Raiders??

    Didn’t think so….

  • https://bigswede.com Klas Tjorborn

    Beeecham’s Gay Lover is more annoying and redundant than Beeecham.

  • DKnight007

    It’s not Palmers fault JC got hurt for the rest of the season.

  • Marks hair

    We didnt get better.. atl was just looking past a weak team to their bye week.. atl just played bad..

  • raiderinparadise

    Wheres all those losers saying 38 to 10?

    OAK played very well.

    New Look defense looked great.

    Penlaties and 2 turnovers hurt us and a bad goaline trip.

    Get real next 3 games: jax, chiefs, bucs all very winnable.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    The only Raider QB with a winning record since Gannon is Campbell, if you people are interested in facts.

  • beechams gay lover

    oh please sweetie that african american guy who is on the blog while on vacation is more swedish than you.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Get real next 3 games: jax, chiefs, bucs all very winnable.
    ————-
    Every game is winnable, so what?

  • SD-Raider

    Campbell also had DMC running wild for every game he played. CP3 has not had that luxury thanks to Reggie/Knapp.

  • Plunketthead

    OK kell what do you want to do?
    Build him a statue?

  • Gdog

    alex7 Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    So Palmer’s INT mistake “shouldn’t happen.”

    Why not? I see Brady throwing interceptions. I see Brees throwing a boat-load of them. Palmer has…2 this season? 3? Kinda really good after 5 games.

    Corners get paid to make plays, and sometimes they do.
    >>>>>.

    Actually Samuel got lucky because he jumped the route and Palmer underthrew the ball. If he had thrown it a foot higher it would have been a TD… or a very long throw same as the one Samuel jumped the following drive.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    KrappyRat there’s gotta be a Swiss Army Knife store you can visit, just to say you left your apt. once on your vacation

    Trust me old troll, it’ll be good for that hangover

    Sincerely,

    The Beeech Diggity Dawg

  • beechams gay lover

    there you are beeechy. your mom said you were taking a nap. how is it living back home with her

  • https://bigswede.com Klas Tjorborn

    KoolKell Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    The only Raider QB with a winning record since Gannon is Campbell, if you people are interested in facts.
    ===
    Campbell won because of McFadden and Bush.

  • JLofty

    That loss yesterday sucked…

  • raiderinparadise

    KoolKell Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    Get real next 3 games: jax, chiefs, bucs all very winnable.
    ————-
    Every game is winnable, so what?

    ——-

    Get a clue. i said “very” winnable games.

    Also the bye week wasn’t BS coming from DA’s mouth.
    He basically benched Rolando, holding people accoutable finally.

  • http://singleness-of-purpose 909RaiderLifer

    Maybe I missed something on the last drive by ATL yesterday. I could have swore Chuck B. somehow snuck on the field, stole a headset and started calling that limp d!cked, soft prevent defense…

    Could’ve, should’ve, would’ve.. Sure is getting old…

  • The Beeech Dawg

    NO WAY!

    Brahs, KrappyRat HAS A LISTING!

    Total piece of worthless krap apt, can’t imagine a family of goats living there but still …. a freakin’ listing!

    Old Troll, all those Broker’s Tours you’ve been doing the past decade have finally paid off

    The commission on this should easily cover your cable bill for a month

    KrappyWife & Her Bowl Cut have gotta be doing backflips

  • oakfoshow

    Reggie is a watermelon.

  • morilla

    I wonder what we could get for 55. Maybe some new computers and a HD projector for the facility.

  • Gdog

    KoolKell Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    The only Raider QB with a winning record since Gannon is Campbell, if you people are interested in facts.
    >>>>

    True. And he still would be with the team if he knew how to slide. He didn’t and he paid the price.

    Now he CHOSE to go to a team that didn’t need a starter so he could hold a clipboard.

    Why would you brag a guy like that up?

  • Marks hair

    Just because other teams beat up on jax or tampa doesnt mean we can.

  • blackandsilverside

    Klas Tjorborn Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    Beeech, there is already a DJ Kimchi. You may get sued.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Klas,

    Be aware that everything “lil Beeechy Bugger” claims is false. Actually, by his own admission he sexually assaults unconcious victims. As for Wrecks N’ Effects, that is false. Wrecks N’ Effects was a popular rap ground from NYC in the late 80′s when lil Beeechy was barely born, or I should say spawned.

    Anyway, I want go on and on since Beeechy’s make believe world is a bunch of crap.

  • https://bigswede.com Klas Tjorborn

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    NO WAY!

    Brahs, KrappyRat HAS A LISTING!

    Total piece of worthless krap apt, can’t imagine a family of goats living there but still …. a freakin’ listing!

    Old Troll, all those Broker’s Tours you’ve been doing the past decade have finally paid off

    The commission on this should easily cover your cable bill for a month

    KrappyWife & Her Bowl Cut have gotta be doing backflips
    ===
    That’s old news. Also Kell lied and said he had sold the house. Why is it still listed then?

  • blackandsilverside

    I won’t***….go on and on……..

  • Marks hair

    We will continue to lose most games on the road. And at least half the games at home.

  • https://bigswede.com Klas Tjorborn

    Oakfoshow Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    Reggie is a watermelon.
    ===
    We all thought you got shot or stabbed this weekend. Too bad for us you did not.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Now he CHOSE to go to a team that didn’t need a starter so he could hold a clipboard.

    Why would you brag a guy like that up?
    ——————-
    I don’t give a fk where he went or why, all I know for sure, is that he’s the only QB here with a winning record since Gannon

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Bro-Hams, I wouldn’t let Peemore Nob Bust and his family of sock puppets live in that shanty, but congrats all around KrappyRat!

    That horrible eyesore must make you proud

    You’ve worked for it, old goat. 7 million consecutive hours on the blog DOES pay off

    Go ahead and take some well deserved time off and celebrate with some Malibu Rum. You’ve earned it

  • jackasspuria

    Don’t know if this has been asked/said already…

    With Baltimore and Green Bay losing inside linebackers for the season, wonder if Reggie McKenzie makes a phone call to see what he can get in return for Rolando McClain?

  • blackandsilverside

    Gdog Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    KoolKell Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    The only Raider QB with a winning record since Gannon is Campbell, if you people are interested in facts.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    True, but Campbell was 2nd rate and he knew it. Otherwise, why would be sign as a backup to Jay Cutler the same day he entered FA?

  • LondonAl

    eastoaklandraider Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    I have to admit I too thaought Mcclain would have a probowl year in this new “REAL DEFENSE”.
    —————

    just cant see why he was a run stuffing beast at ALA but cant make the transition to the NFL he was supposed to be one of those cant miss picks according to the so called experts.
    ==========================
    I reckon it is because he got a huge bonus when he signed for us. He lacks motivation. Burris plays because he loves football and not money. McLain has to pull his socks up or it’s bye bye.

  • ArtilleryShell

    I hate losing, sometimes being blown out is less stressful, but I liked the way we hit and the goal line stand. I just hated the last 40 seconds. I knew the Falcons would score and that’s a shame. I noticed Tony Bergstrom didn’t go in when Brisiel got hurt.

  • blackandsilverside

    beechams gay lover Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    there you are beeechy. your mom said you were taking a nap. how is it living back home with her
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    At least someone likes this fool: his momma; go figure.

  • beechams gay lover

    you guys should see the place beechy and his mom live in. pure squalor. even the rats moved in next door to the phillipinos apartment because it was cleaner. his mom doesn’t like me.

  • blackandsilverside

    morilla Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    I wonder what we could get for 55. Maybe some new computers and a HD projector for the facility.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Good commercial HD projectors are expensive. I doubt 55 would bring that much.

    Maybe we could buy an old overhead projector, dress freakish spawn up as AD (BIH) complete with oozing facial sores, and when Reggie has finally had enough of 55′s bullcrap, have freakish spawn call a presser, complete w/overhead projector, and fire him.

  • DutchRaider77

    136.LondonAl Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    eastoaklandraider Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    I have to admit I too thaought Mcclain would have a probowl year in this new “REAL DEFENSE”.
    —————

    just cant see why he was a run stuffing beast at ALA but cant make the transition to the NFL he was supposed to be one of those cant miss picks according to the so called experts.
    ==========================
    I reckon it is because he got a huge bonus when he signed for us. He lacks motivation. Burris plays because he loves football and not money. McLain has to pull his socks up or it’s bye bye.

    ____________________________________________________
    Crohn’s disease? Couldn’t that have an impact on his play?

  • blackandsilverside

    DutchRaider77

    Crohn’s disease? Couldn’t that have an impact on his play?
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Yeah 55 has Crohn’s disease……..of the brain!

  • blackandsilverside

    beechams gay lover Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    you guys should see the place beechy and his mom live in. pure squalor. even the rats moved in next door to the phillipinos apartment because it was cleaner. his mom doesn’t like me.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Oh really??? Tell us more!

  • DKnight007

    KoolKell Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    The only Raider QB with a winning record since Gannon is Campbell, if you people are interested in facts.

    ^^^^^^^^
    That’s nice, but he had DMC running in top form to help out the whole offense big time.

    Palmer has had to deal with an offensive scheme change and change in terminology and that wasn’t beneficial to the whole offense and doesn’t utilize DMC’s strengths.

    Palmer has played well this year, despite crappy Knappy and his crap zone running scheme and dink and dunk coming up a yard short of the chains crap.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Brahs, I’ve been working with my homies at BIKE – who design my XXL jock straps – on a new cup that will protect the Beeeech Lawg on tour

    You KNOW the honies in the front row will be doing whatever they can to get their hands on all 12 inches, holla

    They’re using NASA technology to make one big and durable enough for the Lawg, ’cause if I pitch a tent during a show there will be incredible resistance

    WRECKS N EFFECT COMIN’ ATCH BIG UPS

  • DKnight007

    jackasspuria Says:
    October 15th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Don’t know if this has been asked/said already…

    With Baltimore and Green Bay losing inside linebackers for the season, wonder if Reggie McKenzie makes a phone call to see what he can get in return for Rolando McClain?

    ^^^^^^^^
    I think the Pack would give a 2nd or 3rd rounder for McClain. If they were interested.

  • https://bigswede.com Klas Tjorborn

    Since guys like Brady and Manning rarely ever play in Pro Bowl, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Palmer in Pro Bowl this year.

  • blackandsilverside

    No wonder lil beeechy bugger had meltdown when I challenged his claim that he lives permanently at the Ritz in MDR. Under LAMC one can only stay in a hotel room for 7 days, in LA, then he/she must vacate for at least a month.

    Also my friend’s daughter works at the front desk and never heard of beeechy or any rapper, music producer, sound designer etc.

    When I post this info on this blog beeechy went nuts, and claimed he had sex with all the ladies working at the front desk of the Ritz, etc.

    You could tell he was furious.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Knapp’s dink& dunk offense allows QB’s to put up empty stats.

  • morilla

    When did JC finish with a winning record? He never booked a complete season. Split time with Grads then pulled the drunken retard slide last year.

    Man, people in here. CP is playing well, the dude isn’t the problem.