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Gordon, Jones return to practice

Tight end Richard Gordon (hamstring) and running back Taiwan Jones (knee) returned to practice, placing the Raiders at near full strength heading into the Kansas City Chiefs game.
Gordon missed the past two games with an injury he suffered two days before Oakland’s game against the Denver Broncos. Jones got hurt in practice last week, and he didn’t play against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It appears as if both will be ready for the Chiefs this Sunday.
Right offensive tackle Khalif Barnes (groin) and cornerback Shawntae Spencer (foot) aren’t practicing once again. Coach Dennis Allen said Monday that both players are “doubtful” for the Chiefs game.
That means Willie Smith is slated to start in Barnes’ spot for the fifth straight game, with Michael Huff replacing Spencer for the fifth consecutive game, too.

– Linebacker Aaron Curry is practicing for the fourth straight time since he was removed from the physically unable to perform list.
It remain uncertain whether he will be activated for the Chiefs game, if at all before the Raiders are forced to decide whether to activate him to their 53-man roster, waive him or place him on season-ending injured reserve.
Allen said Monday that the Raiders don’t have any definitive plans on how they’re going to proceed right now. The focus is on seein how well Curry responds in his return from sore knees.
The Raiders have two more weeks before they are forced to make a move with Curry, though they can activate him at any time during the 21-day evaluation window.

– The six players who suffered injuries against the Jaguars are practicing today. That makes it likely that they will play against the Chiefs.
The six are: wide receiver Rod Streater (knee) defensive lineman Dave Tollefson (shoulder), linebacker Miles Burris (elbow), defensive end Desmond Bryant (elbow) linebacker Keenan Clayton (shoulder) and running back Mike Goodson (hip).

– The Raiders signed center Jason Slowey to their practice squad. In turn, they waived center Colin Miller to make room for Slowey.
Slowey was a sixth-round pick of the 49ers this year. The 49ers waived Slowey in reducing their roster to 75 players in late August.
Slowey is wearing No. 63.

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  • papertiger418

    Agreed on the Satele hate over the past few years. Never disliked him but also never thought he was the key to the o-line. Just thinking about that makes me worried about the talent on our roster.

    Let the Slowey era begin!

  • R8ER MIKE

    RRS !!!
    whats the good word my brother ??

  • papertiger418

    I say we bring in Langston Walker. Couldn’t hurt, right?

  • DMAC

    Wiz is def. capable of playing Center. It’s just going to take a little more time to get the Zone blocking on point.

    ALAMEDA — As a predominantly power-blocking team last season, the Raiders were the No. 7-ranked rushing team in the NFL, averaging 131.9 yards per game on the ground.

    Through four games of the 2012 season utilizing the zone-blocking scheme, the Raiders are 32nd in the 32-team NFL — last — in averaging 60.8 rushing yards per game.

    Still think the switch should have been seamless, and that the ZBS is similar to what the Raiders ran last year?

    “It’s very different in the run game,” center Stefen Wisniewski told CSNCalifornia.com following the Raiders’ final pre-bye week practice on Wednesday. “Yeah, it really is.”

    How, exactly?

    Wisniewski’s eyes rolled and he smiled.

    “Well, I mean, I’d get technical on you,” he said with a laugh. “Yeah, it’s, I mean, the footwork, the aiming points, just everything is. The whole goal’s different — you’re trying to get people to run sideways and make a cut, instead of trying to move people, drive them off the ball. So, the whole broad scheme is different and then all the little details are different, with all the footwork and everything and the combinations.

    “But we’re getting more comfortable at them and the more reps we get, we’re just going to keep getting better and the more reps the (running) backs get, they’re going to keep getting better because it’s different for them, too. The reads are all very different.”

    Keep in mind, the Raiders’ offensive line is still rounding into form, what with Wisniewski making the transition from left guard to center after missing all on-field work this offseason recovering from shoulder surgery before a calf injury sidelined him in the exhibition season. And Willie Smith is replacing the injured Khalif Barnes at right tackle.

    Plus, it’s not like Oakland can practice the cut-blocking in practice against teammates.

    “It’s definitely close and we really feel we’re continuing to get better at it,” Wisniewski said. “You know, it’s not an easy thing to pick up right away. It takes time, it takes practice and it takes game practice, too. It’s a different look than practice (when) you can’t really cut guys. It’s a whole different deal.

    “It’s a things that’s going to take time and we’re definitely moving in the right direction and we’re definitely close to where we want to be.”

    And therein lies the frustration.

    “It’s tough,” Wisniewski said, “and we certainly want to be seeing results right now but coaches have been good and encouraging, encouraging us to be patient, keep working, keep getting better and just trust that it’s going to work and we believe it is going to work.”

  • DMAC

    papertiger418 Says:
    October 24th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I say we bring in Langston Walker. Couldn’t hurt, right?
    =======

    I’m cool w/ Walker.
    + He’s a hometown grown

    Believe it or not “false start” Barnes came into camp in great shape and was actually playing well.
    We need him back soon.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Papertiger418 Says:
    October 24th, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    I say we bring in Langston Walker. Couldn’t hurt, right?
    ———–

    is he still in the league? that guy was too dam big to be so soft.

  • DMAC

    Richard Gordon could play a better RT, than Smith.

  • R8ER MIKE

    ?? what ever happened to Heyer ??

  • DMAC

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    October 24th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    ?? what ever happened to Heyer ??
    ======

    I think he went on a vacation w/ Cornell. Remember him?

  • DMAC

    Mop handle

  • bcz24

    I’m more worried about Justin Huston than Tamba.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Bcz24 Says:
    October 24th, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    I’m more worried about Justin Huston than Tamba.
    —————

    who is he? an up an comer.

  • bcz24

    Second year guy, starts opposite Tamba at OLB. Already has 6 sacks and an INT this year

  • bcz24

    Its Houston, not Huston, sorry for this misspell.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Bcz24 Says:
    October 24th, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    Second year guy, starts opposite Tamba at OLB. Already has 6 sacks and an INT this year
    —————
    dam. he sounds pretty good.

  • bcz24

    He is the guy who is going to officially put Willie Smith on the bench I think.

  • VanHeathen30

    Think we did get a bit of a schedule break wiht this game in KC starting at 1pm West Coast.
    Seems like we usually play in the morning in KC.
    Let’s hope the boys aren’t still asleep when the ball gets kicked off…

  • DMAC

    Bcz
    There going to have to give help. Or it can get ugly quick.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Prior to the draft .. via walterfootball

    Tony Bergstrom, G/T, Utah
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 315.
    40 Time: 5.27.
    Bench: 32.
    Arm: 32. Hand: 9.
    Projected Round (2012): 3-5.
    4/24/12: At the Senior Bowl, Bergstrom showed showed off some nice power and quality athleticism. He held his own against the defensive linemen that other All-Stars were struggling with. Bergstrom has the strength to anchor against bull rushes while his time playing on the edge helped him to slide with speed rushers.

    The senior was a first-team all Pac-12 selection in 2011. He was a three-year starter at right tackle for the Utes. In the NFL, Bergstrom would probably be better off if he moved inside to guard.

    Let him play Reggie

  • DMAC

    They play at 1?
    Interesting

  • DMAC

    Bergs must be real RAW!

  • theghostronin79

    24.JLofty Says:
    October 24th, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    Marks hair Says:
    October 24th, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    Still celebrating the fools gold?
    ___________________________________________

    Nope, I am a Raider and have hope shooting out my a$$ like a roman candle….

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

    LMMFAO…..(Breath)……LMMFAO

  • hwnrdr

    Didn’t even notice that until I looked at my schedule on my cubicle wall…yes, I can sleep in a little more!

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    eastoaklandraider Says:
    October 24th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Honestly, for three years all I read on this blog was how Satele had to go. He was probably tired of hearing how much he sucked from Raider fan and was not coming back. Sometimes I wish the majority of Raider fans would just STFU.
    —————

    Yeah I heard a lot of that too, the main thing was he wasnt strong enough. seems to be doing well in Indy.
    =================================================

    Exactly. Funniest part was Satele was rated as one of the strongest prospects when he came out. And if anyone thinks the Indy brain trust is going to let some complete POS be the main protector for their new investment, think again.

  • DMAC

    Can’t wait to torch Routt and draw a few pass interference calls.
    We need to shut his mouth up.

  • LA to TheBay

    Justin Houston (for what its worth) was beastly in Madden for me last year. Robbed KC in a trade. If the Ratings Czar is any good (and he is sometimes), then Houstom could be a problem.

  • DaRaiders022

    Raider fans are low on patience.

    Fu***n right…after 10 years of misery!!

  • inonewordraider
  • LA to TheBay

    Routt is a pretty good corner.

  • papertiger418

    Is it going to be Dmoore against Routt? Hope so, although DHB might be able to draw a few PI flags on Routt too.

  • papertiger418

    I remember that donkey-lover Bill Wiliamson had a post on Lamarr Houston and the other Houston from the Chiefs, with a headline like The Two Jakes or something. That other Houston was supposed to be a beast! Not surprised he has 6 sacks and an INT already.

  • DaRaiders022

    Go back and look at the other games. DMAC had holes to run through bigger than Kim K’s ass hole, when Wiz took over.
    Tape don’t lie!

    This is fu***n funny R8der Mike! Kim K is one nasty babe!

  • LA to TheBay

    Draw plays and misdirection would be nice.

    Oh, wait.

    We’ve got Knapp.

    Dmac into a brick wall for 1.

  • LA to TheBay

    Can anybody find and break down some youtube tape of DMC’s 2nd career game (v. KC) where he ran all over em for like 160?

    That was Greg’s offense, right?

    Was that the game he got double turf toe and shoulder injury and didn;t even know it til after?

  • inonewordraider

    the top rb we’ve faced is reggie bush and he ran all over us

    with all the talk about our no huddle, teams will be prepared for it

  • LA to TheBay

    We can key in on Charles though, being that they’re trotting out Brady Quinn at QB.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Kim K is a fan of the wave of the future.

  • LA to TheBay

    She runs a mean end around

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Routt is an average corner.. but not for elite pro bowl 10 million dollars a year type money. NOOOOPE. More like 3.5 million a year

  • theghostronin79

    LMAO @ JFB……

    Man, been sum funny liners in here today. Damn.

  • hwnrdr

    Kim K West…LOL…

  • theghostronin79

    JLofty’s “Roman Candle” comment Killed me too.

  • raiderinparadise

    Throw the deep “Routt” every play.

    15 yard pentalty, or a facemask, holding, or a TD.

  • http:///Albert_B_Paine Albert Bigelow Paine

    LA to TheBay Says:
    October 24th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Can anybody find and break down some youtube tape of DMC’s 2nd career game (v. KC) where he ran all over em for like 160?

    That was Greg’s offense, right?

    Was that the game he got double turf toe and shoulder injury and didn;t even know it til after?
    ——-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6F5K3RgF1o

    2008, right?

  • JLofty

    I watch these games and I think Greg Knapp went to the Tom Walsh school of playcalling at the Idaho B&B this off-season. Reminds me of 1993 when he’d call the following ALL GAME LONG, EVERY GAME OF THE SEASON:
    1st Down – Dive in the 1 or 2 gap. Gain of 0-1yrds.
    2nd Down – Dive in the 1 or 2 gap, see results above.
    3rd Down – Call a pass play from a pro set and get the Hoss maimed.
    4th Down – Punt.
    Creativity came in the form of sprinkling in a off-tackle run on 2nd down for a loss of two.

    Man that Hosteler was one tough dude!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    btw when is the last time DMAC played against the chiefs in a full game??

  • JLofty

    You’re right ghost79, there’s been some funny lines around here today. More than a few chuckles myself….

  • http:///Albert_B_Paine Albert Bigelow Paine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6F5K3RgF1o

    2008, right?
    ——–
    Watching the video, you see McFadden running the exact same pitchout play we say against the Jags.

  • JLofty

    “btw when is the last time DMAC played against the chiefs in a full game??”

    - only ever happened on LA2theBay’s Madden

  • oakfoshow

    It makes me sick watching DA coach this team.Makes me sicker reading guy’s like raiderdick say “he’s learning,and will be a great coach for years to come”. Barely 2-4 and still talking that stupid bullsht. MORON! Albert Bigelow Pain = another MORON. shut up shut up shut up shut up