487

Raiders winning despite growing injury list

The expected return of cornerback Ron Bartell to practice this week comes as a bit of good news for the Raiders as they persevere despite a long list of injured players.
Bartell went down with a shoulder injury in the regular-season opener against the San Diego Chargers on Sept. 10, and he missed the past six games while on injured-reserve/designated to return.
Bartell isn’t eligible to play in a game until Nov. 11, when the Raiders play the Baltimore Ravens.
Shawntae Spencer, the other starting cornerback, has missed the past five games with a foot injury. There is no timetable for his return.
The injuries to Bartell and Spencer prompted the Raiders to move free safety Michael Huff to cornerback.
Allen said Monday that he hasn’t decided whether to leave Huff at cornerback once Bartell returns or move him back to free safety.
Bartell’s return comes at a time when the Raiders added a few more names to an injury report that featured 20 players for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Backup running back Mike Goodson suffered a turf-toe injury Sunday and center Stefen Wisniewski hurt an ankle.
Allen said he is hopeful that Goodson and Wisniewski will recover well enough to play against the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Goodson’s injury is the one of most concern, Allen said. If Goodson can’t play Sunday, second-year back Taiwan Jones and fullback Marcel Reece would pick up the slack behind lead back Darren McFadden.

– Allen has succeeded where so many of his predecessors failed in terms of curbing the penalties.
Then-coach Hue Jackson last season promised that he would get the problem under control, even if it took all season.
As it turned out, Jackson left town with his name attached to a season in which the Raiders set league marks for most penalties (163) and yards penalized (1,358).
Through seven games, the Raiders have committed 42 penalties (tied for 26th) and been penalized for 331 yards (27th). They are on pace for 96 penalties for 757 yards this season.
“It’s the players,” Allen said. “We can preach the message and we’ll continue to preach the same message day in and day out. That won’t change. But, really, as with most things that happen successfully on the football field, it’s because the players understand that it correlates to winning and losing games.”

– The league pushed back the trade deadline from Tuesday to Thursday at 1 p.m. Allen said he won’t rule out the Raiders making any trades between now and the deadline.
“We’ll look and see what’s out there,” Allen said. “We’re not going to close all our doors to anything that might be available.”
Last season, the Raiders traded for quarterback Carson Palmer two days after starter Jason Campbell suffered a season-ending collarbone injury.

– Rookie Rod Streater has emerged as the Raiders clear-cut No. 3 wide receiver through seven games.
Streater played 32 snaps Sunday against the Chiefs, while veteran Derek Hagan played only four and rookie Juron Criner one.
Jacoby Ford entered training camp as the No. 3 receiver, behind Darrius Heyward-Bey and Denarius Moore. However, he suffered a season-ending foot injury in an exhibition game.

– The Raiders held the Chiefs to 102 yards rushing Sunday, though 53 of those came on nine quarterback scrambles.
The Raiders are 11th against the run so far, at an average of 102.1 yards per game and tied for ninth in yards per carry (3.9).
Last season, the Raiders finished 27th against the run (136.1) and last in yards per carry (5.1).

– Allen gave his players the day off Monday as a reward for how well they played against the Chiefs. They return to practice Wednesday in preparation for the Buccaneers.
“There are times during the season where players need a mental break and a physical break,” Allen said. “I felt like, we had the bye, we’ve gone through three straight tough weeks, it was time to give them a little bit of a mental break.”
Even so, numerous players showed up at the team’s facility to get a jump on breaking down video.

  • Share/Bookmark

Steve Corkran

  • http://swedishbikiniteam.com Klas Tjorborn

    KoolKell has a twitter now! LMAO

    https://twitter.com/KoolKellCloser

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Koppen would have been a great signing.

  • Marks hair

    Knapp is just dumb.. him the oline coach and hoffman have really set us back this yr.

  • http://swedishbikiniteam.com Klas Tjorborn

    Andre Carter @mr_carter93

    5 more days till we play in the coliseum. Slowly getting amped up for game day. Welcome to the jungle!!!!!
    Expand Reply Retweet Favorite
    More
    ====
    Bomp bomp, OOOOOOHH yeah! Chigga chigga!

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    I hope Norv doesn’t get fired – I think he’s doing a great job!

  • http://swedishbikiniteam.com Klas Tjorborn

    neilb Says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I hope Norv doesn’t get fired – I think he’s doing a great job!
    ===
    Both Norv and Romeo deserve long contract extensions.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Right now I would say the chances of Norphus being gone would be 95%. It’s not that the window slammed shut it is more like the house totally crumbled. But the Dischargers have been in this position before and they do what good teams do: kick it up a gear.

    Good teams seem to be able to do that in games and at the right time. Look at the SF Giants. Their back kept going to the wall and they kept kicking it up a notch until they were unbeatable. Let’s see if we can do that right about now.

  • inonewordraider

    that aint really kell is it?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Palmer has recently been able to raise his game up at crucial times. Same with the defense.

  • CanuckRaider

    #451: LMAO…Thanks for the link Klas…Old dude actually looks kind of cool with the beard.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    460.CanuckRaider Says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 8:24 am
    #451: LMAO…Thanks for the link Klas…Old dude actually looks kind of cool with the beard.

    =======================================================
    He’s “hip and happening”.

  • CanuckRaider

    A renaissance man Neil.

  • inonewordraider

    finally came to terms with DHB being a bust. I like the guy, he’s improved leaps and bounds and it isn’t like Crabtree, Maclin, Britt or Nicks are setting the world on fire but DHB is a #3 receiver. Dwayne Bowe or Steve Smith sure would look nice in Silver and Black…

  • Just Fire Baby

    Giants struggled in the NL playoffs, then laughed their way through the World Series.

  • Marks hair

    Victory monday followed by laker tuesday.. sweet

  • Marks hair

    Just dont throw dhb deep passes unless hes wide open. Its simple.

  • http://swedishbikiniteam.com Klas Tjorborn

    inonewordraider Says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 8:22 am

    that aint really kell is
    ====
    I don’t know if that is really him. But it sure is funny.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Victory monday followed by Sunderland/Boro’ cup game….even better.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Neilb, did you see how well Van Persie played against Chelsea? Pretty sweet goals he had.

  • CanuckRaider

    Great pickup for Man U…Go Red Devils!!!

  • inonewordraider

    tp6 and criner for bowe?

    taiwan jones and streater or criner for steve smith?

    curry on the block?

    taiwan on the block?

    tp6 on the block?

    myers or ausberry on the block (for the right price)?

    criner on the block?

  • DutchRaider77

    466.Marks hair Says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 8:39 am
    Just dont throw dhb deep passes unless hes wide open. Its simple.

    ___________________________________________________

    Yeah, like to see DHB work more in the slot.
    why…

    (1) Pretty good blocker, would help in the run game.

    (2) Easier to see the mismatch at the line of scrimage.

    (3) He would be going against the worst DB.

  • CanuckRaider

    Buddy’s a big Chelsea fan…Always good to shut him up.

  • CanuckRaider

    Not expecting much if any action before the trade deadline…We’ll be active in FA in off-season though.

  • http://swedishbikiniteam.com Klas Tjorborn

    inonewordraider Says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 8:43 am

    tp6 and criner for bowe?

    taiwan jones and streater or criner for steve smith?

    curry on the block?

    taiwan on the block?

    tp6 on the block?

    myers or ausberry on the block (for the right price)?

    criner on the block?
    =====
    I’m just Klas from the block. Let me show you all the rocks that I got.

  • Just Fire Baby

    It’s all about getting a good offer from another team.

    TK might be in the mix.

    Maybe we can trade Pryor to the Jets so they can use him to cover kickoffs.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Chicharito also had a sweet goal. Go Man U!

    Anyone want to talk about why, if Knapp is the next coming of Tom Walsh, are the Raiders ranked ahead of the Packers in total offense per game?

    I agree with everyone else that this offense could be better and play calls more creative but…those are the numbers.

  • Marks hair

    472. I dont think knapp has played to many of the players strenghts.. but the olines starting to get it at least.

  • inonewordraider

    gotta believe plax is being blackballed cuz the guy had 8 td’s last year besides a consistent run game TD’s is what our O needs

  • DutchRaider77

    It’s all about getting a good offer from another team.

    TK might be in the mix.

    ________________________________________________

    Always thought TK would be a good fit for the Bears. TK playing next to J. Peppers.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    TK could be traded, but that’s about it. Everyone else either has no trade value (McClain) or is too valuable (Huff). Mostly the former, unfortunately.

  • R8ER MIKE

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 9:04 am
    It’s all about getting a good offer from another team.

    TK might be in the mix.

    ________________________________________________

    Always thought TK would be a good fit for the Bears. TK playing next to J. Peppers.

    ***************************
    lol lol … TK for M Bush !!! lol lol

  • oakfoshow

    I am Portuguese and my last name is actually pronounced Jesus. I am an atheist
    Buy a book and head on back to night class moron!

    I want to see your greencard trespasser,and stay away from them schoolyards ya hear?

  • tonedeezy

    bottom line with this rebuild effort:

    -Routt and Boss are perfect for the Chiefs
    -NO ONE wanted Campbell or Bush as a starter
    -NO ONE offered Hue a job on offense
    -Kam Wimbley?????
    -DVD????

    Yet:
    -Raiders are more disciplined on both sides of the ball
    -Raiders can tackle
    -Raiders gang tackle
    -Raiders can stop the run
    -Wheeler, Burris, Lee and Hanson all make plays
    -Raiders can finally score points at the end of halves
    -Raiders can finally score in the 4th quarter
    -Raiders have actually won games where they had to come from behind

    It’s a process, and I’m okay with the progress that is made every week.

    Knapp and Hoffman are idiots though.

  • mcfadden20.

    Code black let the road to playoffs begin

  • mcfadden20.

    Tonedeezy Says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 10:44 am
    bottom line with this rebuild effort:

    -Routt and Boss are perfect for the Chiefs
    -NO ONE wanted Campbell or Bush as a starter
    -NO ONE offered Hue a job on offense
    -Kam Wimbley?????
    -DVD????

    Yet:
    -Raiders are more disciplined on both sides of the ball
    -Raiders can tackle
    -Raiders gang tackle
    -Raiders can stop the run
    -Wheeler, Burris, Lee and Hanson all make plays
    -Raiders can finally score points at the end of halves
    -Raiders can finally score in the 4th quarter
    -Raiders have actually won games where they had to come from behind

    It’s a process, and I’m okay with the progress that is made every week.

    Knapp and Hoffman are idiots though.

    —–
    Good post and they say we’re rebuilding lmfao

  • mcfadden20.

    New post