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Two added to injury report, one removed

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 at 2:29 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders removed wide receiver Denarius Moore (hamstring) from the injury report Thanksgiving Day. That positive news was offset by running back Taiwan Jones (ankle) and defensive end Jack Crawford (toe) being added to the injury report.
Perhaps of more import, running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson and defensive tackle Richard Seymour didn’t practice once again.
If none of those three practices Friday, it’s very unlikely that any of them will play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, especially considering they haven’t played the past two games or practiced for almost three weeks.
The Raiders have an abbreviated practice Friday and then head to the airport for the flight to Cincinnait.

– Twenty seven players that were on the Raiders roster for the final regular-season game last season no longer are on the 53-man roster.
Wide receiver Jacoby Ford still is with the Raiders, though he is on season-ending injured reserve and doesn’t count on the 53-man roster.
Thirteen of those 27 players no longer are in the NFL. Thirteen are playing for other teams. Ford is the 27th.
Waiving veteran outside linebacker Aaron Curry was the latest purging of players from the roster that coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie inherited.

– A blown coverage by outside linebacker Miles Burris against the Saints that resulted in a touchdown by Saints tight end Jimmy Graham can be chalked up to a rookie mistake, coach Dennis Allen said.
That wasn’t Burris’ lone issue against the Saints as he learns on the job — Burris has started all 10 games this season.
Burris allowed eight receptions for 63 yards and one touchdown on the eight times he was targeted by Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday, according to Pro Football Focus. Burris also missed two tackles.

– Allen isn’t making too much of the Raiders playing a game against a Bengals team that features his predecessor, Hue Jackson.
In fact, he hasn’t even mentioned anything to his players about the subject.
“We haven’t addressed it,” Allen said. “We’re playing the Cincinnati Bengals and we’ve got to worry about doing the things that we have to do to have success. We can’t worry about any of those outside distractions. And really, it’s not a major factor in the game. It’s going to be our players going out and our players executing against their team.”

– Allen has no issue with the schemes used by first-year defensive coordinator Jason Tarver. It’s on the players to do their part on a more consistent basis.
“It’s been the same the whole year,” Allen said, as far as his level of involvement in the defense. “We haven’t changed anything as far as how we call the games. I’ve been pleased with the play-calling, and we’ve just got to do a better job overall of getting the right execution.”

– 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith recorded 5 1/2 sacks against the Chicago Bears on Monday night. That total is half what the Raiders notched as a team their first 10 games.
For that paltry total to change much, Allen said, the Raiders need the defensive linemen tp play in concert, first and foremost.
“I don’t think we have the great speed rusher coming off the edge, like a lot of people do,” Allen said. “Our guys can rush the passer, and we’ve just got to work together and understand how to work together as a four-man rush.”
Better coverage by linebackers and defensive backs also can augment the pass rush.
“It’s a combination of pass rush and pass coverage,” Allen said. “We’ve got to do a better job of winning our one-on-ones, whether that be in coverage or whether that be in the rush, and those things work together. It really comes down to individual battles and we’ve got to win more individual battles.”

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  • mcfadden20.

    All these writers will just look at the record they won’t check who the wins came against, how we fared against top teams, how many good teams did we beat and other stuff, how our D fared against teams like we have faced last 3 games all that stuff, but ofcourse the want to sell their newspapers so they will just right anything over-reactive fans want to read

  • DKnight007

    498.Raider E Says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:17 am
    These guys were suppossed to be 5-5 right now going into Cincy then back home for 3 in a row down the stretch.

    If Denver didn’t have the crowd manning is gonna draw I doubt the Raiders totaled 100,000 paying fans for all 3 games.

    At least you season ticket holders don’t have to juggle family and football this holiday season.

    Not like you have recently anyway….

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Team is lucky the NFL added that new rule regarding declaring a “sell out” for games this year before being blacked out.

    Otherwise the last 3 home games would have been blacked out for sure.

  • Raider E

    Thats alot of picks for an injured RB averaging 3.3 yards a carry in a what have you done for me lately league?

  • mcfadden20.

    DKnight007 Says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:17 am

    If McK wants to truly rebuild, then he needs to stop dancing around the issue and just trade DMC to Jets or Cowboys for a 2nd and a 4th in this years draft and get a 2nd in next years draft and get his valuable “picks”.

    The way to get the picks he wants, is to ask for high picks and work you way down from there. McK should say to Jets and Dallas, give us a 1st this year and a 3rd for DMC and then they will refuse and counter and if McK can get a 2nd and 4th in this years draft and a 2nd in next years draft for DMC, then that would be a win IMO.


    wow 2nd and 4th this year and 2nd next year for a player who next plays more than 50% of the games? only guy i can imagine giving up that many picks for DMac is Jerry Jones

  • DKnight007

    501.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:19 am
    All these writers will just look at the record they won’t check who the wins came against, how we fared against top teams, how many good teams did we beat and other stuff, how our D fared against teams like we have faced last 3 games all that stuff, but ofcourse the want to sell their newspapers so they will just right anything over-reactive fans want to read

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Exactly. 2 of the 3 wins came against worse teams than the Raiders and they got lucky versus the Jags.

    Beating Pitt was luck as well, because Pitt turned the ball over.

  • mcfadden20.

    never** not next

  • Al_is_theraiders

    i hope carson lights up the bengals….but i realize we still have DA and krappy…

  • mcfadden20.

    DKnight007 Says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:22 am

    501.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:19 am
    All these writers will just look at the record they won’t check who the wins came against, how we fared against top teams, how many good teams did we beat and other stuff, how our D fared against teams like we have faced last 3 games all that stuff, but ofcourse the want to sell their newspapers so they will just right anything over-reactive fans want to read

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Exactly. 2 of the 3 wins came against worse teams than the Raiders and they got lucky versus the Jags.

    Beating Pitt was luck as well, because Pitt turned the ball over.

    Same could be said for last year 6 of 8 wins came against teams worse than Raiders and 3 or 4 of them were pure luck

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    POST-498,WHY DONT TICKET HOLDERS HAVE TO JUGGLE FAMILY AND FOOTBALLTHIS HOLIDAY SEASON ?

  • mcfadden20.

    DKNIGHT I was referring to last year, we weren’t really that good , just happened to have an easy schedule

  • Raider E

    The sad thing is Carson can light up the Bengals to the tune of 400 yards and wait for it….

    13 POINTS !!!!

  • eastoaklandraider

    didnt we beat Houston and Chi last year, even though chi didnt have their starter there D is still tough, jets D pretty tough too.

  • DKnight007

    504.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:21 am
    DKnight007 Says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:17 am

    If McK wants to truly rebuild, then he needs to stop dancing around the issue and just trade DMC to Jets or Cowboys for a 2nd and a 4th in this years draft and get a 2nd in next years draft and get his valuable “picks”.

    The way to get the picks he wants, is to ask for high picks and work you way down from there. McK should say to Jets and Dallas, give us a 1st this year and a 3rd for DMC and then they will refuse and counter and if McK can get a 2nd and 4th in this years draft and a 2nd in next years draft for DMC, then that would be a win IMO.


    wow 2nd and 4th this year and 2nd next year for a player who next plays more than 50% of the games? only guy i can imagine giving up that many picks for DMac is Jerry Jones

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Jets and Cowboys are desperate for playmakers on offense. Jones is a very reactionary GM and likes playing poker and making a splash.

    He would give up a 2nd and 4th for DMC. He loves DMC with the Arkansas ties and DMC is still dynamic gamebreaker/player in this league when healthy.

  • DKnight007

    512.eastoaklandraider Says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:25 am
    didnt we beat Houston and Chi last year, even though chi didnt have their starter there D is still tough, jets D pretty tough too.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Yep!

  • mcfadden20.

    CHicago was on same boat, they went spiraling down after Cutler went down, there backup really s8cks , Jets D wasn’t the same as years past they been getting abused left and right

  • DKnight007

    508.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:23 am
    DKnight007 Says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:22 am

    501.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:19 am
    All these writers will just look at the record they won’t check who the wins came against, how we fared against top teams, how many good teams did we beat and other stuff, how our D fared against teams like we have faced last 3 games all that stuff, but ofcourse the want to sell their newspapers so they will just right anything over-reactive fans want to read

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Exactly. 2 of the 3 wins came against worse teams than the Raiders and they got lucky versus the Jags.

    Beating Pitt was luck as well, because Pitt turned the ball over.

    Same could be said for last year 6 of 8 wins came against teams worse than Raiders and 3 or 4 of them were pure luck

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Whatever way you want to look at it.

    Fact is…Hue’s Raiders were still one game away from playoffs despite Hue losing his legendary owner/defacto GM, starting QB and star RB for mid season and despite being strapped with a crappy azz DC.

    Hue did an amazing job last year despite the circumstances and all the adversity he faced. He deserved a 2nd season with a REAL DC and a new GM.

    Davis and McK screwed up…period!

  • DJ Johnny

    Also last yr. we were dominating Detroit before the defense folded (a playoff team) and Buffalo the D gave up FIVE straight 2nd half td’s to blow that one.

    If our D could’ve held SD at their 1/2 yd. line we probably win that one as well.

    A person could make the argument that yes…last yr. WAS a mirage…we should have at least been 10-6 if not better.

  • DJ Johnny

    511.Raider E Says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:24 am
    The sad thing is Carson can light up the Bengals to the tune of 400 yards and wait for it….

    13 POINTS !!!!

    It doesn’t help that he’s had THIRTEEN td passes dropped this yr.

    That’s insane.

  • DJ Johnny

    I guess the Reggie press conference was just a rumor?

  • DKnight007

    517.DJ Johnny Says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:32 am
    Also last yr. we were dominating Detroit before the defense folded (a playoff team) and Buffalo the D gave up FIVE straight 2nd half td’s to blow that one.

    If our D could’ve held SD at their 1/2 yd. line we probably win that one as well.

    A person could make the argument that yes…last yr. WAS a mirage…we should have at least been 10-6 if not better.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Crappy D couldn’t close and finish the Broncos at home last year and Tebow and McGahee beat them in the 2nd half last year.

    Just terrible.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    “I think Dallas will go hard after Sean Payton, Gruden and maybe even Reid.”

    I agree with you here in fact I am sure Jerry Jones is thinking about these guys as we type.