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Numerous players not practicing, including McFadden

Running back Darren McFadden is among a handful of starters not at practice today, though tight end Brandon Myers is back on the field only three days after he suffered his second concussion of the season.
McFadden and primary backup Mike Goodson are not practicing today as a result of the high-ankle sprains they suffered against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 days ago. It’s likely that coach Dennis Allen will wait until Friday before deciding whether either can play this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
In the interim, Taiwan Jones, Jeremy Stewart and Marcel Reece are taking snaps at running back, as they did last week during the absence of McFadden and Goodson. All three played against the Ravens.
A Yahoo Sports report said there’s a chance that McFadden will play Sunday. Soon thereafter, the same site said McFadden is “iffy” for Sunday.
It says here, if McFadden isn’t able to practice at all this week, then he isn’t playing Sunday. Also, it’s a long way from being in a walking boot Monday to playing in a game six days later.

– Myers’ return bodes well for his playing Sunday. We won’t know until after Allen addressed the media whether Myers passed all the league-mandated tests for players that suffer a concussion.
Players aren’t allowed to participate in full-contact drills or play in games until they are cleared by a doctor.
Cornerback Michael Huff also is well enough to practice today despite suffering a calf injury against the Ravens.

– Recently signed linebacker Omar Gaither is at practice today. He is wearing No. 53 and taking part in all the drills.

– Defensive tackle Richard Seymour, strong safety Tyvon Branch and free safety Matt Giordano also aren’t practicing today.
Seymour missed practice all last week and didn’t play against the Ravens because of knee and hamstring issues. Branch (neck) and Giordano (concussion) suffered injuries against the Ravens.

– At one point today, Allen was quite hands on with the defense as it went through a full-unit drill. He said Monday that he has been pretty involved with the defense all along.
“I’ve been very involved in what we do game-planning-wise defensively,” Allen said. “But I’ll look at any avenue, or anything we need to do, that gives us a chance and helps us win football games.”
A short time later, Allen watched the offense go through its paces.

– Khalif Barnes is at practice today and working toward a return to the starting lineup at right offensive tackle.
Barnes missed the past seven games while recovering from a groin injury that required surgery. Allen said he expects Barnes to reclaim his spot against the Saints.
Willie Smith started the past seven games. Rookie Tony Bergstrom replaced Smith for 15 plays against the Ravens.

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  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    VanHeathen30 Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    Miami 78: It’s pretty obvious that the Cookie Monster is running the Special Teams…
    living in a garbage can and such.
    ——
    Get your Sesame Street right b*tch. Oscar the Grouch lives in the garbage can. Sheesh!

  • http://www.raiders.com KoolKell

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    If you are the real Kell, you must be drunk again. Come on Michael, it’s not eve 1 pm in California.
    ========================
    Shows you what you know, which is nothing.
    Rule is no drinking before noon.
    Obviously it’s past noon.
    Now apoligize, bich.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Testing, Steve, this is my IP address, ok?

  • VanHeathen30

    Ironic that DA has NO FAITH in Taiwan,
    cause I have NO FAITH in DA…
    Funnier still, Taiwan will have a career in the NFL as a player, while DA prolly won’t have a career in the NFL as a HC…We’re supposed to DA a chance, but he doesn’t give a guy who’s been on the team 2 years a chance.

  • Tezooo

    How many points has our D gave up? just curious!

  • MiamiRaider78

    haha

    The blog has been enjoyable for the most part today.

  • http://www.raiders.com KoolKell

    DJ Johnny Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    Looks like we’ve got real kell and fake kell going at it today.
    ================================
    You jealous little pansy. to you it’s fake because you don’t agree.
    Isn’t that what all the trolls do? If you disagree, they say you must be fake?
    GTFOH

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Tezooo Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    How many points has our D gave up? just curious!
    —–
    3,456

  • http://www.raiders.com KoolKell

    If that one doesn’t work, try this one, Steve. Ok?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    I bet Jon Gruden would love to buy a stake in the team .. the Raiders.. He will choose his new GM.. or become the President/ GM himself.. and work with MARK.

    He will be the new AL and get us back on track. Bring back romo and GANNON as coaches.. or in some way.

  • DMAC

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Draft Mandingo!!!
    =========

    “The great Mandingo”
    Hell no
    Mistic would be ecstatic

  • Just Fire Baby

    LOL at Taiwan having a better career than DA.

    DA had a better career already when he was winning a Super Bowl as the secondary coach.

    Taiwan at this stage in his career, is the equivalent of the quality control coach.

  • papertiger418

    Sesame Street parallels! Which one is Elmo?

  • MiamiRaider78

    Elmo would be a scout or the guy handing out towels in the mens locker/shower.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    I remember Jon Gruden was in training camp this summer visiting the Raiders.. who basically said is D Van DYKE ever gonna tackle anybody?? LOL

  • http://raiders.com KoolKell

    107.KoolKell Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    Looks like we’ve got real kell and fake kell going at it today.
    ================================
    You jealous little pansy. to you it’s fake because you don’t agree.
    Isn’t that what all the trolls do? If you disagree, they say you must be fake?
    GTFOH

    My apologies Kell. You’re the best.

  • http://www.raiders.com KoolKell

    Have to do some wall crunches. Tired of my neighbor calling me TT.
    Asked her why she’s calling me the terrible towel?
    She said she’s not. She’s calling me ThunderThighs.
    From the mouth of babes.

  • VanHeathen30

    Sure JFB:
    DA is just oozing Super Bowl Pedigree…
    The 3 rd qtr azz kickings, and the last 3 humiliating blowouts must all be part of his plan to reinvent the team…
    BTW: Which Cliche does he use next,
    the “we’re gonna look at every facet”
    or the “if there was a Magical Answer”…

  • mcfadden20.

    Mingo is like Kam Wimbley, dips his shoulder to get to the qb, too small to play full time DE , have not seen him play in coverage yet

  • papertiger418
  • http://www.raiders.com KoolKell

    KoolKell Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    107.KoolKell Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    Looks like we’ve got real kell and fake kell going at it today.
    ================================
    You jealous little pansy. to you it’s fake because you don’t agree.
    Isn’t that what all the trolls do? If you disagree, they say you must be fake?
    GTFOH

    My apologies Kell. You’re the best.

    Love me some me. Someone has to.

  • http://raiders.com DJ Johnny

    Ok..now i’m getting hacked again.

  • DJ Johnny

    I give up…

  • Just Fire Baby

    Sure JFB:
    DA is just oozing Super Bowl Pedigree…

    ******************************

    Whether he is or isn’t, he has the ring.

    Is Taiwan “oozing” NFL RB? He has had two coaches tell me to stand in the corner and go cover kicks.

  • http://www.raiders.com KoolKell

    Welcome to the Start of the 2013 Oakland Raiders Season

    Captain Jack Rack ‘em Levy – Nov 13, 2012

    Oh how restless the crew of the Raider Galleon has gotten the past decade, and I feel the mates are plotting a mutiny with all the scuttlebutt I overhear on deck. By the way, you MAY need a ‘nautical/Pirate dictionary’ for much of this… but hey, thank goodness for Google, right?

    Listen…errrrr…..Hear Ye, Hear Ye (there, that’s better) mateys and wenches! It’s time for quarters and reading of the Plan of the Week – P.O.W. – as well as the watch schedule, and we’ll try to dispel some of the same scuttlebutt running rampant amongst the deck plates…

    First off, yes – I agree that ‘First Mate’ Knapp needs to walk the plank, but AFTER his keelhauling (since we no longer can water-board, might as well use the tried and true methods, shall we?) Unfortunately this sentence dispensed by the Captain’s Mast of Raider Nation will most likely take place AFTER this season, so those wishing ‘Bounty justice’ will need to stand fast…

    Now, let’s also postulate IF First Mate Knapp gets a reprieve from the Admiralty’s Staff and is retained, it’s because the Admiralty themselves (that would be the Raiders front office and Fleet Admiral McKenzie) has briefed the King himself (read – Mark Davis) who knew in advance this re-fit was going to take several years, hence declaration orders of combat for next several years. To this, we’ll see…

    Second, and we went over this during last week’s P.O.W., ‘Admiral’ McKenzie is still trying to bring the Galleon into the ‘steam age’ from ‘sailing age’ constraints and practices implemented under the stewardship of King AND Fleet Admiral Al Davis, so this process will NOT be a ‘quick fix.’ No sir mates and wenches, this yard period will last through 2012 and into 2013… have no far-flung thoughts otherwise. Nope, McKenzie is NOT the problem… and there are those that want to ‘blow him out’ after less than one year on the job. Ummmmmmmmmm… can you say STUUUUUPID? He was brought on-board the organization to King (Mark) Davis through the promptings of John Madden, Ken Herock and Ron Wolf, and you think HE is the problem? Tsk tsk tsk… Honestly, we won’t be able to judge his work for at least three years… and RMac does have a five year contract.

    Third, those SCREAMING at the tops of their lungs to throw Operations Officer Carson Palmer into the brig need to check themselves… are you freaking serious? Let me put this into terms even knuckle-dragging boatswains and riggers can understand: no running game or threat of a running game gives the defense all the power to UNLOAD on Palmer… and what has Palmer done KNOWING he has no running option? He’s done nothing but play his ARSE off is all, thank you. Also remember he’s playing behind a leaky offensive line giving defenders the chance to knock him silly, and he STILL stands in there delivering against four, five even six defensive backs? At a record-breaking pace no less? You may need to rethink that one.

    /articleimages/pryorprimetime.jpgThere are a few poor souls who are extolling the ‘Play Pryor Now’ agenda, as they believe he is the only true salvation enabling wins in 2012, thinking we couldn’t do any worse. Some have even cited Pryor’s pre-season stats: 19-32, 251yds passing (59.4% when 75% is considered exceptional with a 7.8 yards/attempt avg.) for two touchdowns, one interception and a 92.1% QBR. He also rushed for 121yds on 14 carries (8.6yd/carry avg.) and one touchdown. Those emphatically citing these stats as warrant for a look before the 2013 draft need to remember Pryor was playing against scrub defenders, many presently relegated to bagging groceries at the super market or doing oil-changes at Jiffy Lube. Hey, I respect those having this opinion, but I’m saying it’s waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off base… trust me.

    But wait you clamor, Pryor has SPEED… he can RUN… he is DANGEROUS. While all these traits may be true, his running may be for his life, and he still doesn’t know the playbook to an adequate degree or else he’d be suited up and not on the inactive list as he’s been for all of 2012’s games. Those stating that Palmer is an interception machine, I’ll ask you this: Do you REALLY wanna see some interceptions for show? A Parrrrrrrrrrrrr-taaaaaaaaaaaaaay? Sure, let’s go there, since the defenders most likely would still Tee off on Pryor, and with those disguised coverage’s and blitzes that our rookie certainly can see since he’s such a polished professional (dripping with sarcasm in case you didn’t catch it), you really think you’re NOT going to see more picks? Let Pryor go in there and you’ll see a boatload of interceptions occurring so often and so fast, you’d be SCREAMING for Palmer to be put back in PRONTO!

    And don’t even start talking about Matt Leinart playing because ‘Pretty Boy’ is a noodle-armed joke compared to Palmer whose sole purpose is clipboard carrying caretaker, a job he’s been doing quite well to date. Perhaps he performs another role on the team – pizza-order coordinator and phone dialer; talent-scout for local ladies of ill repute on road trips or possibly other ‘really important jobs.’ Ummmmmmmmmm….No. No sir… not time for Pryor or Leinart yet. Will it be this year? Only the organization knows… you can look to see if Pryor is ever on the ‘active’ list as an indicator…

    In case you haven’t figured it out already, this is a major rebuild Raider Nation, so get in, buckle up, hang on, grab the Tums or Pepto Bismol, kiss the spouse and kick the dog (just kidding on the last one)…

    AND SHUT THE HELL UP because this one – righting wrongs, paying the piper and conducting damage control, combating the flooding, fighting the fires as well as fixing all other impairments on-board the Raider Galleon – is going to last a LOT longer than expected. Well longer than You, I or we expected anyway. I do believe Mark Davis i.e. King Mark was brought on-board with this plan from the get-go, otherwise why would he buy off on it? Do you think he enjoyed watching the debacle unfold on the field the last two weeks? Or for many of our games this year aside from the jubilation of wins over Pittsburgh, Jacksonville and Kansas City, any of those which wouldn’t be a win by the way if it wasn’t for the quarterback of (alleged) espoused ill-repute (pffffffffffffffffffffffft) cited above?

    /articleimages/chuckysnowjobpic.jpgAlso, while we’re discussing ‘pipe dreams,’ those clamoring for the return of Chuckie need sit back in their seats as well. Let’s give you the short version, shall we? Gruden did turn things around with the team, going 8-8 twice before the Raiders finally took traction and starting winning decisively. For those with a short memory (the Captain isn’t one of them), ‘Scowl Face’ had a STRONG VETERAN TEAM for the most part, accepting of Gruden’s (as well as faithful Lieutenant and overbearing task-master Rich Gannon’s) driving policies and incantations. However, with a primarily YOUNG SQUAD as he had in Tampa, Jon didn’t fare well with the faux Pirates and was unceremoniously drummed out of town because of it… that, and an upsetting loss to the Raiders in December 2008 to seal his fate. Sooooo…

    It’s become self-evident and quite obvious we need a REAL Offensive Coordinator and some major help player-wise on Defense (especially), the offensive line as well as key play-makers in special teams (starting with coaching there, too) and backups. So having said this, welcome to the start of the 2013 season with an EXTENDED Pre-season, i.e. the seven remaining games this year and the follow-on draft/OTAs/camps and the regular pre-season of 2013 next year. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or M.I.T. graduate to figure out attaining an even .500 record would entail winning five of the next seven games, something unlikely to happen. Impossible? No, but as stated unlikely, considering tough games lie ahead with the Saints and Broncos at home, as well as the Bengals and Chargers away.

    Finally, let’s end this week’s piece on a high note. Sunday was Veteran’s Day, with the Captain wishing to send out his best ‘Old Navy Salt’ thanks to all fellow veterans, past and present who’ve served with our armed forces. I’m a retired and proud Navy Chief (only time I’ll accept being called a ‘Chief’ in context with a Raider article) who continues to serve with our Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen presently; I humbly salute ALL men and women of our services, along with the civilians who support their efforts as well as their spouses who stand with their loved ones, alongside or many times separated by thousands of miles.

    /articleimages/veteransdaygatheringgtmo.jpgFurther, I salute the efforts of the DC Metro Raider Boosters along with the York, Pennsylvania Boosters in their Veteran’s Day celebrations this past weekend in the Baltimore area in conjunction with the game. Three cheers for Peggy Holmes and “Wheezie” Boylan and their respective clubs’ efforts, keeping up the Raider Booster clubs’ service and dedication to all of Raider Nation previously evident during events sponsored by the Atlanta Raider Boosters as well as the South Florida Raider Boosters earlier this year. BRAVO!

    Until next week when the Saints come marching into the Black Hole as we give a ‘wake-up call’ to our Silver and Black clad warriors and a gnarly and salty “YAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!” given from your Captain.

    ========================================
    racist POS.

  • jesusraiderjim

    Burt & Ernie = D.A. & Knapp

  • http://www.raiders.com KoolKell

    DJ Johnny Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Ok..now i’m getting hacked again.
    =================================================
    You do it to me. I do it to you.
    How’s it feel, DJ Joke?

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Yo Vegas,..cam you believe the line?…Saints only -5.5?….LMAO….everyone up here piling on,..easy money,..spread should be 13.5.

  • DMAC

    In other news….

    Joe Barksdale has started a few games for the Rams this season at LT

    We cut Barks and signed Big Willie
    WTF?

  • http://www.raiders.com KoolKell

    Seriously, if anyone is interested in listing their home, please contact me. I’ll work very hard for you. Will pound the pavement everyday, until I have a new family in your home.
    KoolKell=someone you can trust your home and family to.

  • JB

    DMAC Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    In other news….

    Joe Barksdale has started a few games for the Rams this season at LT

    We cut Barks and signed Big Willie
    WTF?
    **********************

    That’s because Pollack, O-line coach, doesn’t know his a$$ from a hole in the ground. He & Knapp have destroyed our O-line & backups.

  • bcz24

    I guess that stat about teams giving up 50 was actually teams that gave up 50+ on the road were 5-1 the following IF the following week was a home game…

  • DMAC

    bcz24 Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I guess that stat about teams giving up 50 was actually teams that gave up 50+ on the road were 5-1 the following IF the following week was a home game…
    ========

    So, do we win at home??

  • http://www.raiders.com KoolKell

    I ran into McFadden at Safeway on Saturday. Had a boot on. Was in the veggie section. Was walking without a limp, so he should be suited up this week.

  • DMAC

    KoolKell Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I ran into McFadden at Safeway on Saturday. Had a boot on. Was in the veggie section. Was walking without a limp, so he should be suited up this week.
    ======
    lol

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Raiders need to draft the stanford running back Stefan taylor .. probaly will be gone by early 3rd round though.

  • bcz24

    133.DMAC Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    bcz24 Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I guess that stat about teams giving up 50 was actually teams that gave up 50+ on the road were 5-1 the following IF the following week was a home game…
    ========

    So, do we win at home??
    ********************
    Honestly, if we were at full strength I would say we might have a shot… but, with the injuries continuing to mount, I say its a safe bet the record moves to 5-2 this week.

  • DMAC

    Bring back the 2007, 1000 yard rusher Fargas!!!!!!

  • DMAC

    bcz24 Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    133.DMAC Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    bcz24 Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I guess that stat about teams giving up 50 was actually teams that gave up 50+ on the road were 5-1 the following IF the following week was a home game…
    ========

    So, do we win at home??
    ********************
    Honestly, if we were at full strength I would say we might have a shot… but, with the injuries continuing to mount, I say its a safe bet the record moves to 5-2 this week.
    =======

    No shoot out?

  • http://www.raiders.com KoolKell

    After Safeway, ran into exRaider Rick Jennings at Hagginwood Park, down the street.
    Was doing a community cleanup, and there he was, helping out. We talked about Al Davis, and then he invited me out to Subway. Was pretty Kool.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Raiders need a runner who is a cut back dude.. someone like Lesean MCoy.. needs that wiggles in the hips

  • DMAC

    KoolKell Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    After Safeway, ran into exRaider Rick Jennings at Hagginwood Park, down the street.
    Was doing a community cleanup, and there he was, helping out. We talked about Al Davis, and then he invited me out to Subway. Was pretty Kool.
    =======

    Did you demolish his $5 foot long?

  • http://raiders.com DJ Johnny

    127.KoolKell Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Ok..now i’m getting hacked again.
    =================================================
    You do it to me. I do it to you.
    How’s it feel, DJ Joke?
    ++++++++++++++++++

    I’m calling Becker. I got him on speed dial

    Mess with the bull you’ll get the horns.

  • http://raiders.com DJ Johnny

    I spin records. I’m important.

  • Alex7

    KoolKell Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I ran into McFadden at Safeway on Saturday. Had a boot on. Was in the veggie section. Was walking without a limp, so he should be suited up this week
    ==============================
    Interesting.
    I’m watching the Raider game, in Baltimore, and there is McFadden on the sideline.
    He must have caught a cross country to get the Safeway special on oranges.

  • http://raiders.com DJ Johnny

    You jerks dont know what skill it takes to take a Glenn Miller CD and put it in the player.

    You couldn’t do it no way no how.

    Yip yip skipp-i-dee-doo

  • http://raiders.com DJ Johnny

    I work at a small country station in Montana.

    I take out the garbage.

    Bite me.

  • Alex7

    DMAC Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    KoolKell Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    After Safeway, ran into exRaider Rick Jennings at Hagginwood Park, down the street.
    Was doing a community cleanup, and there he was, helping out. We talked about Al Davis, and then he invited me out to Subway. Was pretty Kool.
    =======

    Did you demolish his $5 foot long?
    =======================================
    I read that same report about Rick Jennings helping out at Hagginwood Park.
    Haggingwood Park, Sacramento.

    How, exactly, did you meet him down the street, Kell, when you don’t have a Hagginwood Park, down the street?

    You blog personalities are priceless, lol.

  • John David Booty

    I have a question. Why does Mike Briesel suck so bad now that he is on the Raiders?

  • Just Fire Baby

    spread should be 13.5.

    *************************

    Probably should be, but you will never see a road team lay a line like that in the NFL.

    People would hammer the home team on the teaser cards and such.

    Remember though, home dog cover, it’s an old Vegas wiseguy line. Means the home underdog will lose but cover the spread.