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McClain says he played ‘pretty danged good’ in limited role

Coach Dennis Allen and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver say middle linebacker Rolando McClain had his most productive game Sunday, at least in terms of on a production-per-snap basis. McClain agreed with that assessment.
“It was 17 plays, and I had, I don’t know, a ratio of every one and a half plays I made some type of impact type play,” McClain said. “That’s pretty danged good.”
McClain’s snaps dropped from 73 of 77 against the Broncos to 17 of 55 against the Falcons, as Tarver opted to go with rookie Miles Burris in the nickel package, where one of the three linebackers comes off the field in favor of an extra defensive back.
Tarver said McClain handled the reduction in playing time and responsibility well and that McClain performed well in practice so far this week.
McClain said he is focusing his energy on being a team player, though he knows what the job change signfies.
“It makes my job easy, just focus on base whenever that is and go from there,” McClain said. “You understand the situation, you understand the transition whatever that may be. You’re not naive to the fact of what’s going on.
“But, at the same time, you’re still a team player. If coach thinks that’s the best thing for the defense, then, by all means, do it. I can focus on the base downs and that’s what I put my energy toward.”
Tarver said he has been impressed by McClain’s demeanor.
“He handled it well,” Tarver said. “He’s been good with the other guys. That’s what we asked him to do, and that’s what he did. He was a pro about the situation.”
McClain’s base salary jumps from $970,000 this season to slightly more than $4 million in 2013. It’s doubtful that the Raiders will honor that contract if McClain still is viewed as a situational player.
Just the same, that doesn’t mean the Raiders are moving on from McClain, either. They just decided that the defense is better with Burris on the field with Philip Wheeler in the nickel package.
With that said, McClain can plan on getting plenty of action Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, considering the Jaguars rely upon running back Maurice Jones-Drew quite a bit.
McClain is sold that the Jaguars will do little more than run the ball, as the Jaguars did the last time the teams played.
“Two years ago, we went down there to Jacksonville and that’s all they did was run the ball,” McClain said. “They had 200-plus yards. That was the game. They had the ball a lot. We had to stop the run and we didn’t. They scored. They ran the ball to keep us off the field.
“Darren (McFadden) had a great game, I remember. Other than that, all I remember is them running the ball. I didn’t play with a foot injury. That’s all I remember is them running the ball. You have to take that personally. We have to go out and try to at least stop that run. If you don’t do anything else, stop the run, let them know you can’t do this two times in a row.”

– Cornerback Shawntae Spencer (foot) is making progress, but he won’t play Sunday, Allen said. The goal is to get Spencer back on the practice field soon, perhaps next week.
Therefore, Michael Huff is slated to start at Spencer’s left cornerback spot for the fourth straight game Sunday.

– Allen and offensive coordinator Greg Knapp raved about the way quarterback Carson Palmer accepted blame for the Raiders loss to the Falcons.
They say that is yet another glaring example of the kind of leader Palmer is, how he is slow to accept credit and eager to handle the blame.
“That’s the type of quarterback you want; a guy that’s going to step up and take responsibility and not look to pass the buck on anybody else,” Allen said. “Carson has played extremely well for us. He’s a stand-up guy, and that’s one of the reasons that I’m glad he’s our quarterback.”

– Here’s Tarver’s explanation for the defensive philosophy for the Falcons’ game-deciding drive in which the Falcons marched into field-goal position despite having only 40 seconds left.
“It’s all about execution of a coverage,” Tarver said. “In those situations, if you blitz everybody and they make a play, why’d you blitz? If you drop everybody but one, and they make a play, why’d you do that? All of the sudden if you blitz it’s the greatest call of all time.
“I find those funny. It’s always execution. It’s always execution of what you’re talking about and whether you get it done. On the calls where you may rush a few less, then you need to be closer and understand where they’re trying to go. That’s where we can do a better job as players and coaches.”
Tarver has a point. The Raiders executed well on the first few plays, forcing the Falcons to burn one of their time-outs, while not giving up huge yardage on short completions.
In the end, the Falcons still were forced to attempt a 55-yard field goal.

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  • The Beeech Dawg

    LIGHT ‘EM UP, PM PARTY PATROL

    Brahs, we initiated a new member into our blog clan last night – Inonewordraider dropped a HELLA DOPE verse!

    Aw yeah, and then along with Dan78 and Plunky, we straight up DESTROYED Peemore Bust and a few of his sock puppets

    That’s just how the PMPP rolls, holla

    Yo DMAC just stay at home Brah, light some scented candles, make your honey a mimosa, spark a doobie and get down with a little Killer Elite

    Stratham straight up brings the HAMMER, whut whut

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Wilson: 9-23 122 yards 0 TDs 1 INT

  • DMAC

    Yo DMAC just stay at home Brah, light some scented candles, make your honey a mimosa, spark a doobie and get down with a little Killer Elite
    =========

    Good idea
    Might try to create some more babies 2
    :)
    DMAC luv da kidz!!

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Speaking of psychopaths, it’s Beeecham.

  • DMAC

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    October 19th, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Wilson: 9-23 122 yards 0 TDs 1 INT
    ========

    U sure that wasn’t Campbell’s #’s against the Whiners?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Good Day Nation and Green Party.
    Long live our prez (DMAC) and the ODB! Vote Green in 2016!

  • The Beeech Dawg

    DMAC Says:
    October 19th, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Yo DMAC just stay at home Brah, light some scented candles, make your honey a mimosa, spark a doobie and get down with a little Killer Elite
    =========

    Good idea
    Might try to create some more babies 2
    :)
    DMAC luv da kidz!!

    —————-

    Brah, the Beeech Diggity got 11 rug rats (that he knows of) in 5 states with 11 different strippers

    Guess that’s why they call it the blues

  • RaidersOne

    Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure Says:
    October 19th, 2012 at 11:01 am
    Well, Markshair, shows what I know. Googled ‘led grow lights for cannabis’ and apparently there’s been dramatic improvements in LED technology. Looks not only feasible, but desirable. I use the sun, but that’s no problem here, other than deer(and llamas). Don’t grow much, but don’t smoke much anymore, either. I know y’all don’t want to hear this, but I got more than I know what to do with and here in Grass Valley it’s hard to even off it for beer money. He11 of a thing.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    The place to grow cannabis is Sutter County, where I was born and raised: some of the greatest ag soil anywhere in the world, commonly at 100 degrees all summer, and more water than one can use.

    I know several people from so cal who moved to Grass Valley to grow, but the soil there is reddish clay and not that great.

    However, that is all contingent on one growing outdoors, in natural conditions.

  • RaidersOne

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    October 19th, 2012 at 11:29 am
    LIGHT ‘EM UP, PM PARTY PATROL

    Brahs, we initiated a new member into our blog clan last night – Inonewordraider dropped a HELLA DOPE verse!

    Aw yeah, and then along with Dan78 and Plunky, we straight up DESTROYED Peemore Bust and a few of his sock puppets

    That’s just how the PMPP rolls, holla

    Yo DMAC just stay at home Brah, light some scented candles, make your honey a mimosa, spark a doobie and get down with a little Killer Elite

    Stratham straight up brings the HAMMER, whut whut
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Beeechy, Gay Lover was looking for you last night and informed the blog that your mother was arrested for solicitation of prostitution.

    I told him the reason you weren’t in the blog is that you were bailing her out.

    My question is since you were fired some time ago from Olive Garden for blowing a dishwasher in the parking lot, where did you get the bail money?

  • DMAC

    Raider O Says:
    October 19th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Good Day Nation and Green Party.
    Long live our prez (DMAC) and the ODB! Vote Green in 2016!
    ==========

    O Dog!!!
    My brother from another mother.
    Whats smokin’????
    Green Team!!!!

  • RaidersOne

    DMAC Says:
    October 19th, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Brah, the Beeech Diggity got 11 rug rats (that he knows of) in 5 states with 11 different strippers

    Guess that’s why they call it the blues
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    DMAC,

    Beeechy is flat out flaming. He hates women and has never had a stripper in his life.

    You actually believe all that nonsense he conjures up ??? LOL!

  • DMAC

    RaidersOne Says:
    October 19th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    DMAC Says:
    October 19th, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Brah, the Beeech Diggity got 11 rug rats (that he knows of) in 5 states with 11 different strippers

    Guess that’s why they call it the blues
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    DMAC,

    Beeechy is flat out flaming. He hates women and has never had a stripper in his life.

    You actually believe all that nonsense he conjures up ??? LOL!
    =========

    Don’t believe, but sometimes he comes w/ a few good laughers.
    Sometimes

  • Marks hair

    They say hydros harder, but it looks easier.. less watering fewer checkups.. just test the water ever few weeks and adjust lights and ph when your ready to flower.. ive got a room but theres no vents.. i guess ill need co2 to make it work.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Brahs, as you all know the Wrecks N Effect Hip Hop Tour launches soon and we’ve been locked down in rehearsals getting our flow mad tight

    DJ Kimchi, our Korean table master, is laying down phat beats and almost had intercourse last night. Passed out while french kissing a stripper from too much excitement, holla

    And we’ve got the Mo Fly Girlz, the hottest hip hop dance troupe ever. True, their massive boobie jobs get in the way of their dance moves, but that’s why they invented beer

    We’re going to drop a few hot jamz tomorrow night on the Reggae Party Cruise, should be way fly

    Now I just gotta get the Lawg some R&R so he’s ready for serious penetration into shorty’s rear ends

    WRECKS N FULL EFFECT

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Beeecham is the Adam Sandler of the blog. They are both funny about %10 of the time.

  • RaidersOne

    The Beeech Dawg

    Now I just gotta get the Lawg some R&R so he’s ready for serious penetration into shorty’s rear ends
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Hey Beeechy,

    Who is “shorty”? Is that Antoine or the Mexican male dishwasher from Olive Garden?

  • QCRAIDER

    McClain on the bench sounds good to me. No anticipation, too slow to react, and the D looks like they are focused when he is sitting. By the way, when I read Beech Dawg’s posts I picture “The Sherminator” from the American Pie movie behind a lap top nodding his Howdy Doody head as he bangs aways at the keyboards like a sophisticated sex robot sent back through time to change the future for some lucky Hizzay. PUBES IN DA PIZZA YALL!

  • R8ER MIKE

    O!! whats up there Mr. V.P. ???

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Albert Puss, Adam Sandler is a total dweeb and I can’t believe your mom let’s you go to his movies

    I’ve been described by critics around the world as a cross between Marlon Brando, Morgan Freeman and Long Duck Dong

    However with my ultra-stylish high fashion pube ‘dos, I’m getting a lot of J Timberlake these days

    Smooth operatin’, whut whut

  • R8ER MIKE

    new post !!

  • RaidersOne

    The Beeech Dawg,

    I’ve been described by critics around the world as a cross between Marlon Brando, Morgan Freeman and Long Duck Dong
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Beeechy baby,

    Your Gay Lover describes you an out and out ladyboy, 37 yrs old, who still lives your mother.

    Btw, is it true that you and moms had to relocate from Huntington Park to North Long Beach because you were caught blowing your neighbor’s child???

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    edward teach Says:
    October 19th, 2012 at 8:41 am

    LMN,

    Maybe it’s the language barrier, or maybe you’re just clinging to your version for some other reason, but I’ll say this again and maybe this time you’ll understand it;

    I never said Armstrong or Bruyneel weren’t cheating. What I said was that it was irresponsible to make a definitive statement that they were without proof, and in May of 2010 there wasn’t any.

    It would be the same as saying that Fuglsang is a cheater right now, except that we DO have proof that his associations have consistently been with those affiliated with doping.

    I asked you to use the same deductive reasoning with Fuglsang as you did with Armstrong… did you have a response to that?
    ______________________________________________________

    Bwahahha, if fuglsang wins a tour im sure he is doped, I know Bjarne Riis was, and Im sure Michael Rasmussen were.. again you mix countries in it.. I dont understand why you are offended just because its coincidently is an american

    riders are without countries, they ride for their teams. Any given tour from the last 15 years, the top 50 riders were doped somehow, no doubt about it..

    If its important to you that im saying fuglsang is or isnt doped, i dont know, the younger riders seems to have a better ethic, than those aged 30-45 today.. but if fuglsang rides up Alp D’Huez in 40 minutes im sure he is doped. Everybody with knowledge of the sport, heck even common knowledge is enough to say “of course Lance Armstrong was doped”. But to compare a 7 times winner of the tour to a meager danish rider ranked 133 in the world is plain ludicrous. Bjarne Riis did the ride in 39m30s in 1995, the first to get below the 40minute mark, he admitted to be doped later on, after his career as a rider was over..

    Pantani did the Alp d’Huez ride in 1997 in 37m35s and was later convicted for doping, Lance Armstrong did the ride ONE second slower in 2004 clearly doped, common sense says so, no jury or court is needed all riders with times lower than 42 minutes were and is doped.

    Lance Armstrong did the ride 38m01s in 2001 and as soon as then everybody should have said, “yo, emperor wheres your clothes” but all were caught by the hype.. I believed the allegations of Lance Armstrong in 1999, because, it seemed like the sport wanted to clear out the weed, now we understand he has paid off for further accusations

  • qodrn1

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