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Raiders winning despite growing injury list

By Steve Corkran
Monday, October 29th, 2012 at 2:07 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • the_kid101

    yeah no doubt, Goodnight man.
    Go Raiders!

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  • RaiderRockstar

    after 7 games, the Raiders defense is ranked 17th in the NFL giving up 348 yards per game.

    However – we are tied (with Cincy) for 7th WORST in the league with the points allowed, giving up almost 27 per game

  • RaiderRockstar

    after 7 games, the Raiders offense is ranked 18th in the NFL with 349 yards per game.

    However – we are ranked 22nd in scoring with just under 20 points per contest

  • RaiderRockstar

    Attn: Qodrn1

    killer pirates in cali 30
    gey pirates in tampa bay 27

  • http://swedishbikiniteam.com Klas Tjorborn

    Even when Raiders win this place is a mad house.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    GOOD MORNING SPORT’S FAN’S.HEALTH IS AN ISSUE FOR ANY TEAM.WHEN U DONT HAVE GREAT DEPTH,IT CAN BE A KILLER.

  • Just Fire Baby

    The Goodson issue concerns me, especially on kickoffs.

    He has done a very good job on returns, for Raider standards at least, and hasn’t put the ball on the turf.

    Taiwan fumbles everything he touches pretty much, and Adams fumbled a punt already, so not sure who would replace him, and either of them give me agita just thinking about it.

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning Nation!!!

  • http://swedishbikiniteam.com Klas Tjorborn

    Good day to the Pineapple state!

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

    Morning all.

    Hope all you east coast Raiders are okay.

  • Raiderbuck

    If they are stuffing the box to stop the run, doesn’t that mean that some one down the field should be open, or at least in a one-on-one situation?

  • hwnrdr

    Klas Tjorborn Says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 6:18 am
    Good day to the Pineapple state!

    LOL

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

    However – we are ranked 22nd in scoring with just under 20 points per contest

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

    Too many field goals.Knapp has to find a way to punch it in.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    NEILB,EXACTLY.JANO’S LEFT LEG IS AUTOMATIC AND KNAPP IS COUNTING ON IT.

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

    Dirt-lot….

    I miss the Ritchie/Crockett show.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    14-BLAST..OFCOURSE THATS TUFF FROM THE 25 YARD LINE I GUESS

  • mcfadden20.

    No trolls in AM

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    BEN TOLD I LOOK LIKE A TROLL MC20…

  • hwnrdr

    Tailgating this Sunday Dirt Lot?

  • R8ER MIKE

    GOOD MORNING NATION !!
    and my GreenParty brothers !!

  • R8ER MIKE

    lol Dirt !!
    been told i look like a bulldog walking backwards !!

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    U BET YA !! U NEED TO VENTURE OVER TO A-LOT FOR A FEW..

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

    My youngest sister calls me a “long streak of pi$$” if that’ll make you feel better!

  • hwnrdr

    DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL Says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 7:05 am
    U BET YA !! U NEED TO VENTURE OVER TO A-LOT FOR A FEW..

    Ok…shoot me text, let me know where you’re at

  • hwnrdr

    neilb Says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 7:06 am
    My youngest sister calls me a “long streak of pi$$” if that’ll make you feel better!

    LOL, huh???

  • Al_is_theraiders

    troll mcfd20 still in here?

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

    I’m the tallest in the family and used to be thin.

    I think that was the reason.

  • mcfadden20.

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 7:20 am
    troll mcfd20 still in here?

    ———
    Who are you ?
    Would I b wrong if I mistake you for Sullivan or some other troll because you only talk about previous management all damn game long

  • hwnrdr

    Hey Mike, btw…how did Sandy treat you and the fam last night? Hope everything is ok!

  • R8ER MIKE

    doing well Hwnrdr. just a little wet and wind blown. but all is good !!

  • Marks hair

    Showtime

  • hwnrdr

    Man, I heard NY and NJ got wiped…anyone from that area, hope you all are doing well!

  • mcfadden20.

    we will win the game because be will win the TO battle and we will have more explosive plays then the other team

  • RaiderSam

    On another note. It is rumored that DeAngelo Williams is on the trading block. Would anyone consider trading DMC and a conditional pick for Williams?

    McFaddden is due 5.8 mil next year. Williams is due 4.75 mil next year
    McFadden got 21 mil in guaranteed money, Williams 26 mil
    McFadden is 25, but Williams is 29 (big sticking point) however, with Seymour gone, the Raiders might be able to squeeze through.

    The flipside; McFadddn might blow up with Cam Newton and Panthers and they are loaded at RB already.

    thoughts?

  • Gdog

    the_kid101 Says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 1:31 am

    We need to run the ball more, and stop passing the ball so much on first down. Next time ur at the raiders game and you hear someone chanting: “run the ball, run the ball!”
    You will know that is the_kid101

    >>>>>

    Phew… I just spit my energy drink through my nose.

    ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?!?

    Everybody in the entire stadium knows that the Raiders run up the gut nearly every first down. You think we need to do it MORE?

    Here’s the first down running plays: -1, 2, 4, 4, 4,4, 0, -1, 2, 2, 19, 2, 1, 4, 2, 2, 2, -1

    18 plays for 51 yards. 2.83 ypc

    Passing plays on first:

    0 (int) 23, 8, 0 (24 yards called back) 7, 16, 0, 6

    8 plays for 62 yards. 7.75 YPP

    The interception could have been avoided if DHB pretended he was an actual NFL receiver and made a play on the ball, and the 24 yarder called back was a holding call on Veldeer. If that hadn’t been called back we would have averaged 10.75 per pass on first down.

    And you want to run the ball MORE?

    Wowsers….

  • CanuckRaider

    Good to hear you made it through okay Mike…Hope the same is true for the rest of our East Coast Nation family…Glad things weren’t worse than they were…Still bad though.

  • mcfadden20.

    Man I really you guys on the east coast are doing well,that’s a freaking bad situation there now almost inpossible to fight back to nature..just hope this disaster ends soon and you can resume normal lives

  • CanuckRaider

    DHB did mess up on that first play…He can make the odd big play but just doesn’t have the instincts to be a reliable # 1 WR.

  • mcfadden20.

    RaiderSam Says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 7:43 am
    On another note. It is rumored that DeAngelo Williams is on the trading block. Would anyone consider trading DMC and a conditional pick for Williams?

    McFaddden is due 5.8 mil next year. Williams is due 4.75 mil next year
    McFadden got 21 mil in guaranteed money, Williams 26 mil
    McFadden is 25, but Williams is 29 (big sticking point) however, with Seymour gone, the Raiders might be able to squeeze through.

    The flipside; McFadddn might blow up with Cam Newton and Panthers and they are loaded at RB already.

    thoughts?

    –/
    Trade DMC and conditional pick for an older and less talented RB ,are you freaking out of your mind?

  • Marks hair

    Kid101 is knapp

  • mcfadden20.

    CanuckRaider Says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 7:51 am
    DHB did mess up on that first play…He can make the odd big play but just doesn’t have the instincts to be a reliable # 1 WR.

    -/////
    He always never fight for those balls in the air,either he don’t want to get hit in the air or he will never b good with those kinda passes

  • CanuckRaider

    #442: Agreed…He’s a #2 at best, ideally a #3 or #4.

  • http://swedishbikiniteam.com Klas Tjorborn

    Klas would trade a 4th rounder for Deangelo Williams. No more than that.

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

    Sam…..

    I’ll stick my neck out and say there’ll be no trades in or out.

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

    I wish we could trade for a starting centre so that Wiz can move back to guard – just don’t see it happening.

  • http://swedishbikiniteam.com Klas Tjorborn

    Odds that Norv get fired if he loses to Chiefs Thursday? Klas says 66% chance.

  • http://swedishbikiniteam.com Klas Tjorborn

    neilb Says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 8:05 am

    I wish we could trade for a starting centre so that Wiz can move back to guard – just don’t see it happening.
    ===
    Too bad Raiders couldn’t have signed Kopen when he was cut.

  • Gdog

    Moore should have been the guy testing Routt on the first play… and then DHB on the bubble screen.

    Moore does better with less on deep throws, DHB more explosive on short throws.

    Knapp has everything backwards for some reason… nothing he does makes sense to me.

  • CanuckRaider

    #448: I think Koppen jumped at the chance to play with Peyton.