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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.

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  • Al_is_theraiders

    hope we do win but this team is a little better than the queefs…

  • Los Raida Locos

    Rivers in meltdown mode.

  • mcfadden20.

    Los Raida Locos Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 9:38 pm
    KC is so bad, they will beat the imploded Chargers. It is a two team race in the AFC West. Bucs will be the test. Just need to move the chains. knap apologists know this. Does knapp script the same damn script every damn game or what. Don’t knapp nut huggers no this? Opposing coaches sure as hell do. What is the frigg is goin on? Can knapp bungaroos please explain to me what I am missing?

    Palmer and Darren need to go rogue if we want to beat the Bucs. Tampa Bay is not Kansas City.

    —–
    You know some times, your team just doesn’t have the right OL ,right WR,Right RB or right QB to succeed in that scheme , yes, knapps play calling leave a lot to be desired but players are not making plays either , like D has to limit Mclains snaps to be good , maybe we should limit McFadden as well but there is no good player to back him up , yes Goodson is finding the holes McFadden is missing but he sucks in pass protection, so there is a lot to a teams struggles then just a coach

  • mcfadden20.

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 9:39 pm
    hope we do win but this team is a little better than the queefs…


    Chiefs suck because they are like -26 in turnover department .. The name of the game is to get more big plays than the other team and commit less turnovers

  • Al_is_theraiders

    except this coach laughs it up with donkey coaches after getting handled…

  • mcfadden20.

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 9:39 pm
    hope we do win but this team is a little better than the queefs…


    On that note, we’re just a little worse then Atlanta

  • Al_is_theraiders

    i thought the name of the game was winning.,.

  • MiamiRaider78

    The Raiders are ranked ahead of the Packers in total yards per game.

    Could be worse.

  • mcfadden20.

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 9:49 pm
    except this coach laughs it up with donkey coaches after getting handled…


    Yeah he must have an agenda , he prolly is on Denver’s payroll right?

  • Los Raida Locos

    Raiders are getting better. Bucs will be the test. But it is clear the ZBS is not the answer. We should have destroyed the Chiefs. As bad as KC. Is, I’m still gonna pick them to beat the imploded Chargers. We certainly don’t have it as bad as SD or Philly. The sad thing is, we could be so much better if our OC would just hand over the play book to Palmer or give up play calling duties to Saunders.

  • mcfadden20.

    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 9:51 pm
    The Raiders are ranked ahead of the Packers in total yards per game.

    Could be worse.

    -///

    Really with this run O and this core of wide receivers ..I could swear our QB is the worst ever after hearing the way Mistic describes every thing that is wrong with our team

  • mcfadden20.

    RaiderSam Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    Eastoaklandraider Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    Sullivan44 Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    This 49er team is so impressive. Like a machine. Does whatever it wants. And Alex Smith? 18/19?? Hard to argue with success.
    ————-

    when the chips are down come playoff time the 9ers will choke, either to the Bears or Giants maybe even GB. The Nation will get the last laugh.

    —————

    And he’s saying that as a football fan, not a Niner fan – Sullivan44 is Raider Nation, right?

    Or are we straddling? That being said, one can appreciate a machine, if you have put up with what Raider fans have suffered through.

    NFL Network gave them 39 seconds of highlights. Jeez.

    —-
    Exactly , last weeks come from behind generated only 49 seconds of highlights while other teams got like 4 mins worth of highlights , we got even less time this week , while that exciting 7-6 Cleveland -Sandiego game harmed 4 minutes of highlights

  • mcfadden20.

    Garnered *^^^^^^^**

  • Los Raida Locos

    NFL channel and ESPN don’t give us highlites cuz we gone to vanilla for their likes.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Numbers never lie. We are a 55 yd field goal miss, from getting a chance to steal a win in Atlanta-only undefeated team in the NFL.

    We’ve been competitive in every game, up until the half, where a few go to shet. Coaches are making adjustments that have worked-Mcclain getting less snaps on passing downs. DMAC getting some plays that benefit his running style. Bet we’ll see more of them too…

    This team isn’t as bad as some of these clowns in here say.

  • mcfadden20.

    Running QB will give us fits , we can def hang with TB receivers if we can hang with Atl O , just curious how Raiders will play def JJ ..TB D sucks so we shouldn’t have hard time finding the end zone

  • mcfadden20.

    Los Raida Locos Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 10:01 pm
    NFL channel and ESPN don’t give us highlites cuz we gone to vanilla for their likes.


    Yeah yet those exotic Tebow plays are plays of the centuries , that they decide to play them only 24/7

  • mcfadden20.

    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 10:01 pm
    Numbers never lie. We are a 55 yd field goal miss, from getting a chance to steal a win in Atlanta-only undefeated team in the NFL.

    We’ve been competitive in every game, up until the half, where a few go to shet. Coaches are making adjustments that have worked-Mcclain getting less snaps on passing downs. DMAC getting some plays that benefit his running style. Bet we’ll see more of them too…

    This team isn’t as bad as some of these clowns in here say.

    /////
    Yes we’re not bad, our O is def underachieving and our D is doing what it should do every week ,stuff the run and make them throw the ball more

  • mcfadden20.

    Can’t believe some players think if we can just change 1 thing ,we will be the best team ever

  • mcfadden20.

    People =players ^^^^^^^******

  • alex7

    Pat Lee INT #2 on ESPN’s NFL top-10 plays.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Mcfadden20. Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    Can’t believe some players think if we can just change 1 thing ,we will be the best team ever
    ————-

    If that 1 thing is firing Knapp then yes. we were the 9th ranked offense last year THATS A TOP 10 OFFENSE FOLKS. If it wasnt for Knapp this team would be on cruise control just like the 9ers on a collision course for the battle of the Bay NFL style.

  • mcfadden20.

    34-13 Raiders

  • Fred

    Patience is a virtue my friends. Coach Knapp said it best when he said to keep things in perspective.

    Next year Reggie will merely be eating yet more and more “out of whack” contracts.

    Seymour is one, Kelly another and he will still be limited in draft picks.

    Reggie is weaving a quilt. Just as a finely crafted quilt takes time to weave he will need much time to weave his.

    It won’t be till the year after next that the rebuilding can truly commence, with a full compliment of draft picks to start the process.

    This will take upwards of 5 yr’s. to really see any results, so we are talking 7 yr’s. easily before some semblence of success can be seen. I predict a 9-7 season in year 8 of Reggies tenure and perhaps 10-6 in yr. 9 and maybe 10-6 again in year 10. Year 11 we could very well be talking about an appearence in the playoffs if everything goes as scheduled.

    Year 13 should see a deep run..but nothing is guaranteed. I can see an AFC Chanpionship appearence in year 13 of 14 and a possible SB appearence in yr. 15, with a chance to win the big game in yr. 16 or 17.

    Reggie is the great “Quilt Crafter” here and like anything of value, it takes much time to build.

    Patience is called for and will be rewarded.

  • mcfadden20.

    Eastoaklandraider Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 10:33 pm
    Mcfadden20. Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    Can’t believe some players think if we can just change 1 thing ,we will be the best team ever
    ————-

    If that 1 thing is firing Knapp then yes. we were the 9th ranked offense last year THATS A TOP 10 OFFENSE FOLKS. If it wasnt for Knapp this team would be on cruise control just like the 9ers on a collision course for the battle of the Bay NFL style.

    —-

    We can be top 10 O with this O too , if OL will run block better and McFadden have right vision to find the open holes, our Receivers get open more and catch passes when they do

  • mcfadden20.

    RaiderDuck Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    updated******

    join me in my quest to get rid of idiots and trolls and others by ignoring these guys who we can’t have any common sense conversations with and who only spew hate and more hate
    here are some names i know of and if you know more guys , you can add them to the list

    ___________________________________________

    1. Sullivan44
    2. Mistic
    3. Fangs
    4. Oakfoshow
    5. Al_is_theraiders
    6. AmysInCharge
    7. MistaBrown
    8. Fred

  • mcfadden20.

    What’s one difference the talk is positive in morning and all negative at night = trolls show up at around this time, I believe this blog can be the greatest even if trolls leave for ever. Agree ???

  • mcfadden20.

    Ever not even^^^***

  • mcfadden20.

    Next troll will be added on the list

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Good comment, Fred.

    The thing is, it was none other than Al Davis who left this team to his son. If Al insisted on things being done his way, even after his death, he would have put something in writing leaving football operations to Trask or Herrera, someone like that. Keeping both his wife and son out of the football loop, then leaving the team to the tells me that maybe Al himself wasn’t a great fan of the way things were being done. I’ve heard people say before that Al really wasn’t the problem, it was his henchmen, who’ve basically taken over the team since his health faded. Heard rumors it was Trask who ran Gruden out. Who knows. Bottom line is, and this is what we do know, Al Davis left this organization to his wife and son, and gave them complete control to hire whoever they wanted to run football operations. They hired McKenzie. So, McKenzie IS Al’s guy. He’s only here because the guy who Al put in charge hired him.

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Possible Al himself wanted to clean house of the Herreras, guys like that, but didn’t have the heart to do it face to face. So he did it in his will.

  • Space Heater

    Mcfadden20. Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 10:52 pm
    Next troll will be added on the list

    ——————–

    Mcdadden20 the troll hunter.

    Please add to the list:

    Nut Crunchin S&B
    Back Door Bob
    OU812
    Butt Roid
    Bust That Nutt
    Cheese Goo
    Another Beeech Dawg Apologist
    Spectacular Lawg
    Crabs Nest

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Those of you who want Reggie gone, guess who hires his replacement? Same person who hired Reggie. It just hasn’t sunk in with you guys yet. Still in denial.

  • mcfadden20.

    Good night Raider Nation and trolls

  • mcfadden20.

    The thing is, it was none other than Al Davis who left this team to his son. If Al insisted on things being done his way, even after his death, he would have put something in writing leaving football operations to Trask or Herrera, someone like that. Keeping both his wife and son out of the football loop, then leaving the team to the tells me that maybe Al himself wasn’t a great fan of the way things were being done. I’ve heard people say before that Al really wasn’t the problem, it was his henchmen, who’ve basically taken over the team since his health faded. Heard rumors it was Trask who ran Gruden out. Who knows. Bottom line is, and this is what we do know, Al Davis left this organization to his wife and son, and gave them complete control to hire whoever they wanted to run football operations. They hired McKenzie. So, McKenzie IS Al’s guy. He’s only here because the guy who Al put in charge hired him.

    ——
    Your comment makes no sense , if you hate the ownership so much, and think we will never do anything good with this ownership, well here’s news flash for you , the ownership won’t change , why won’t u just pick a different team to cheer for , not that you don’t cheer for another team already but just asking you to become a better troll if you want to just troll around here , atleast make it exciting for us Raiders fans so we can share a laugh at your expense

  • Space Heater

    October 29th, 2012 at 7:25 pm
    mcfadden20. Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 7:07 pm
    updated*****

    join me in my quest to get rid of idiots and trolls and others by ignoring these guys who we can’t have any common sense conversations with and who only spew hate and more hate
    here are some names i know of and if you know more guys , you can add them to the list

    ___________________________________________

    1. Sullivan44
    2. Mistic
    3. Fangs
    4. Oakfoshow
    5. Dumpster Divin Mama Salama
    6. Peter ‘Night Stick’ Pecker
    7. Beeech Dawg Apologist
    8. Groundhog
    9. Try Again
    10. Cranium Odor
    11. Sweet Flatulence
    12. Blue Balled Billy
    13. Uranus
    14. Bunghole Harry
    15. Anal Drip
    16. Wang Wanker “Stiff” Johnson III
    17. Hairy Potter
    18. Four Hour Erection
    19. Tube Snake Sally
    20. Cool Hand Luke
    21. Purple Groin
    22. RaiderFudge
    23. Lounge Lizzard
    24. Crotch Rot

  • mcfadden20.

    Space Heater Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 11:05 pm
    Mcfadden20. Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 10:52 pm
    Next troll will be added on the list

    ——————–

    Mcdadden20 the troll hunter.

    Please add to the list:

    Nut Crunchin S&B
    Back Door Bob
    OU812
    Butt Roid
    Bust That Nutt
    Cheese Goo
    Another Beeech Dawg Apologist
    Spectacular Lawg
    Crabs Nest

    _______
    Okay troll keep trolling that’s what I want u to do is keep trolling so I can make this blog more aware of guys like you , and eventually all you trolls will b gone , for the most part I think it’s just 1 or 2 of u only but if there are more, I’m not fretting, I will make sure this blog will be clean pretty soon

  • mcfadden20.

    Space Heater Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 11:13 pm
    October 29th, 2012 at 7:25 pm
    mcfadden20. Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 7:07 pm
    updated*****

    join me in my quest to get rid of idiots and trolls and others by ignoring these guys who we can’t have any common sense conversations with and who only spew hate and more hate
    here are some names i know of and if you know more guys , you can add them to the list

    ___________________________________________

    1. Sullivan44
    2. Mistic
    3. Fangs
    4. Oakfoshow
    5. Dumpster Divin Mama Salama
    6. Peter ‘Night Stick’ Pecker
    7. Beeech Dawg Apologist
    8. Groundhog
    9. Try Again
    10. Cranium Odor
    11. Sweet Flatulence
    12. Blue Balled Billy
    13. Uranus
    14. Bunghole Harry
    15. Anal Drip
    16. Wang Wanker “Stiff” Johnson III
    17. Hairy Potter
    18. Four Hour Erection
    19. Tube Snake Sally
    20. Cool Hand Luke
    21. Purple Groin
    22. RaiderFudge
    23. Lounge Lizzard
    24. Crotch Rot


    Man U trolls must be hurt , how long did it take u for all the effort you put into that , must be atleast 1 hour , no?

  • mcfadden20.

    If you trolls have any ounce of self respect left , you guys would leave now and never come back again , but I doubt that

  • mcfadden20.

    This ownership must have done crazy things against these trolls for these guys to be upset 24/7 and talk all this crap in here

  • Space Heater

    PMPP in full effect. Still high on the Raider win.

    MO FLY IN THE SCHIZZLE

  • mcfadden20.

    I’m out good night Nation…

  • mcfadden20.

    RaiderDuck Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    updated******

    join me in my quest to get rid of idiots and trolls and others by ignoring these guys who we can’t have any common sense conversations with and who only spew hate and more hate
    here are some names i know of and if you know more guys , you can add them to the list

    ___________________________________________

    1. Sullivan44
    2. Mistic
    3. Fangs
    4. Oakfoshow
    5. Al_is_theraiders
    6. AmysInCharge
    7. MistaBrown
    8. Fred

  • Space Heater

    Sup Dawg.

  • the_kid101

    Sullivan44 Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Good comment, Fred.

    The thing is, it was none other than Al Davis who left this team to his son. If Al insisted on things being done his way, even after his death, he would have put something in writing leaving football operations to Trask or Herrera, someone like that. Keeping both his wife and son out of the football loop, then leaving the team to the tells me that maybe Al himself wasn’t a great fan of the way things were being done. I’ve heard people say before that Al really wasn’t the problem, it was his henchmen, who’ve basically taken over the team since his health faded. Heard rumors it was Trask who ran Gruden out. Who knows. Bottom line is, and this is what we do know, Al Davis left this organization to his wife and son, and gave them complete control to hire whoever they wanted to run football operations. They hired McKenzie. So, McKenzie IS Al’s guy. He’s only here because the guy who Al put in charge hired him.
    —-
    Good post. But I disagree. Al left the organization to his son and wife because he wanted things to continue Al’s way. I mean obviously he’s going to leave it to his family, but wasn’t Mark being groomed to be another AD type of guy, or did he never express a desire to coach/general manage?
    Knowing how stubborn Al is, Im sure he tried to convince Mark to be more active in the organization.

  • mcfadden20.

    And Raider nation is not bad so just a note to you Sullivan , don’t forget to take your meds

  • Space Heater

    Mcfadden20. Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 11:28 pm
    RaiderDuck Says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    updated******

    join me in my quest to get rid of idiots and trolls and others by ignoring these guys who we can’t have any common sense conversations with and who only spew hate and more hate
    here are some names i know of and if you know more guys , you can add them to the list

    ___________________________________________

    1. Sullivan44
    2. Mistic
    3. Fangs
    4. Oakfoshow
    5. Al_is_theraiders
    6. AmysInCharge
    7. MistaBrown
    8. Fred
    9. Yosemite Sam

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    AFC standings:
    9-Oakland Raiders ACW
    Record: 3 -4 .429
    (PF:139)
    (PA:187)
    (net points: -48)
    (TDs:12)

  • the_kid101

    I’m glad Mark hired Mckenzie, he’s pretty solid so far. But saying Al would approve, who really knows? At least Mckenzie used to play for us, that was always a positive in Al’s book.

  • mcfadden20.

    The thing is, it was none other than Al Davis who left this team to his son. If Al insisted on things being done his way, even after his death, he would have put something in writing leaving football operations to Trask or Herrera, someone like that. Keeping both his wife and son out of the football loop, then leaving the team to the tells me that maybe Al himself wasn’t a great fan of the way things were being done. I’ve heard people say before that Al really wasn’t the problem, it was his henchmen, who’ve basically taken over the team since his health faded. Heard rumors it was Trask who ran Gruden out. Who knows. Bottom line is, and this is what we do know, Al Davis left this organization to his wife and son, and gave them complete control to hire whoever they wanted to run football operations. They hired McKenzie. So, McKenzie IS Al’s guy. He’s only here because the guy who Al put in charge hired him.
    —-
    Good post. But I disagree. Al left the organization to his son and wife because he wanted things to continue Al’s way. I mean obviously he’s going to leave it to his family, but wasn’t Mark being groomed to be another AD type of guy, or did he never express a desire to coach/general manage?
    Knowing how stubborn Al is, Im sure he tried to convince Mark to be more active in the organization.

    —-

    I don’t know who you are but you didn’t get the memo ..

    Never feed the trolls