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McClain not at practice today for ‘team-related issues’

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 1:26 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen said at his daily news conference today that middle linebacker Rolando McClain wasn’t at practice today because of “team-related issues.”
When asked for more specifics, Allen declined.
“No more details, no more comments, just team-related issues,” Allen said.
It’s also unclear whether McClain will be back anytime soon. Allen said “I don’t know that” when asked if McClain would be back at practice Thursday.
If McClain doesn’t play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, Omar Gaither likely would get the nod. He is a seasoned veteran that is versatile enough to play inside or outside.

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  • DJ Johnny

    88,

    YA, is it possible this is the first stage of tearing down the foundation of the “dream team” for the rebuild that’s coming next yr.?

    I’m guessing on this.

  • The_Judge37

    93.BabySlash Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Judge . Why cut Huff ? He’s the best CB we have
    ——–

    I’m tired of Huff doing just enough each year to make you think he can be good. He’s not. He gives at least one back breaking play each week and he’s also a jogger when a ball carrier gets past him.

  • YoungAmerican

    DJ Johnny Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    88,

    YA, is it possible this is the first stage of tearing down the foundation of the “dream team” for the rebuild that’s coming next yr.?

    I’m guessing on this.

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

    Wouldn’t doubt it one bit. That Philly team is getting blowed up this offseason for sure. Reid and his staff, Vick, Asomugha, DRC, who knows who else.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    DJ Johnny Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    DA is losing the team.

    This is the first sign.

    Rolando is revolting against the new regime.

    Who’s next?
    ==========================================

    GOOD!! McClain is not good enough to revolt. If McClain is “revolting” he is going to be working at a car wash in Tuscaloosa in a week.

  • DMAC

    Why does DA deserve another shot?
    Name one thing he’s done for our team???
    Please don’t say he cut down on penalties.
    Routt is no longer here. “Flase start” Barnes has been out.

  • YoungAmerican

    He gives at least one back breaking play each week and he’s also a jogger when a ball carrier gets past him.

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

    Not last week. Held A.J. Green in check, in fact.

    I’m not a huge Huff fan by any means, but at this point he’s the least of the Raiders’ problems.

  • Ghosttoothepost

    #58
    Let’s see if I have this straight.
    Pretty much everyone on this board either believes you are a racist POS, and has stated such, or believes it and can’t be bothered to engage, and your answer to that is to post a definition of RACE, while stating you, as a black man, CAN’T BE RACIST??

    When Kell calls a white person peckerwood, that’s not being racist, because a black man is saying it?
    When you call a white guy a cracker, that’s not racist, because a black man is saying it?

    BUT if a white person calls you the N word, then THEY are racist?

    You are very likely the biggest bigot, and racist scum this board has ever had posting.
    And considering Kell and priest, that says alot.

    Well, let’s check the scoreboard.

    Couple dozen posters: Mistic is a racist lowlife.

    Mistic: I can’t be racist, because I’m black.

    You do know you’re becoming the laughingstock here, right?

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Ghosttoothepost Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I suspect the real reason TP hasn’t seen a lot of snaps is quite simple.

    You have to shine in practice before you get the chance to step on the field during a game.
    ==============

    untrue many players have struggled in practice and still get the nod

    How about jamarcuss russel? Notoriously bad in practice still got starts

    Tim tebow, bad in practice still got the starst

    ponder gabbert locker struggled in practice and got the start

    i could name a million guys, it happens all of the time

  • Al_is_theraiders

    the revolution has started…whats DA gonna do? suspend everyone…lol. I imagine the commish will be coming in for a visit soon as well as the nflpa…good, stick it to reggie!

  • The_Judge37

    106.YoungAmerican Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    He gives at least one back breaking play each week and he’s also a jogger when a ball carrier gets past him.

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

    Not last week. Held A.J. Green in check, in fact.

    I’m not a huge Huff fan by any means, but at this point he’s the least of the Raiders’ problems.
    ——-

    He had a good week vs the bengals and vs the Falcons. That’s two weeks out of 11. Like i said, just enough to make you want to keep him around. He’s been a better CB than Saftey but at this point he’s part of this teams cancer. Can’t keep him around and expect to change the mentality of this franchise. It’s just a shame it took this long to figure out something he’s decent at.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    DMAC Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    The_Judge37 Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Hue was doing well until Al died and they gave him GM capabilites. He began making roster moves and talent evaluation rather than just be a Coach. If Reggie could’ve just come in and keep Hue in check, then i believe he would’ve been a good coach.
    =========

    Bingo!!
    =========================================

    EVERY decent coach WANTS control of the roster. That was the kiss of death from Al Davis to every coach of the Raiders over the last twenty years. Can you imagine trying to develop Marinovich or Jamarcus or Jerry Porter the whole time you are trying to get ready for the next tough opponent? Jackson HAD control and the team got worse and worse and worse. And some of you guys want to buy him a present.

  • DMAC

    Huffy needs to restructure period!
    If not, he can kick rocks.

  • DMAC

    Seymour
    Answer the ????
    105

  • YoungAmerican

    DMAC Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Why does DA deserve another shot?

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

    Because if you’re going to take on a massive rebuild then you owe it to you coaching staff to let them do the “build” part. Can’t shed $30 million in salary, give your staff 6 draft picks, none of which are in the first three rounds, and then blame the coach for not turning the team into a contender in year 1.

  • DJ Johnny

    79.Ghosttoothepost Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    I suspect the real reason TP hasn’t seen a lot of snaps is quite simple.

    You have to shine in practice before you get the chance to step on the field during a game. Many who shine in practice (no contact on qb’s)struggle mightily when in a game.
    Can’t recall someone who looked bad in practice, be inserted into a game, who then shined.

    I suspect DA’s comments about how TP is getting better, and is working hard, but isn’t quite there yet, means what it says. He’s just not ready.

    Others have pointed out, correctly, that a qb’s bad play many times leads to injuries to other players, especially badly thrown balls.

    TP will get his chance, and the team should wisely pick that chance when he has the best opportunity to look good, and help the team.

    DA also has failed to use Marcel Reece more often which in light of how he’s produced for us seems like something he missed on.

    I don’t trust DA at all. I have no faith until he shows me something. THREE consecutive humiliating beatdowns which have never before happened in Raiders HISTORY have me a little speculative.

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    I think the dude from Bama the Raiders just signed was the guy Rolando blew a cap past his ear,…so, Reggie told Rolando he gotta git.

  • YoungAmerican

    DMAC Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Huffy needs to restructure period!

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

    Already did in the offseason.

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    DMAC,…stop it man, DA will be here for years. Move on to another gripe.

  • DMAC

    YoungAmerican Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    DMAC Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Why does DA deserve another shot?

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

    Because if you’re going to take on a massive rebuild then you owe it to you coaching staff to let them do the “build” part. Can’t shed $30 million in salary, give your staff 6 draft picks, none of which are in the first three rounds, and then blame the coach for not turning the team into a contender in year 1.
    ===========

    Hue was 1 and done.
    DA should be gone 2.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    I would still like to see MCclain play in the 3-4 with a good NT in front of him. He has played in a piss poor D since being drafted.

    I could see the Pats picking up McClain up when Cut.. or even the Ravens.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    untrue many players have struggled in practice and still get the nod

    How about jamarcuss russel? Notoriously bad in practice still got starts

    Tim tebow, bad in practice still got the starst

    ponder gabbert locker struggled in practice and got the start

    i could name a million guys, it happens all of the time
    ========================================

    True, but none of those guys had an overall number one, Heisman, two time Pro Bowl Q, who has led the league in TD’s and is playing well in front of them. Oh right, everyone sees that Palmer is playing well but you.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    four beatdowns consecutively

  • DMAC

    YoungAmerican Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    DMAC Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Huffy needs to restructure period!

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

    Already did in the offseason.
    ======

    Needs 2 again.

  • DMAC

    I don’t hate DA, but he fked up this team w/ a HORRIBLE coaching staff HE personally hired!

  • The_Judge37

    111.Seymour Bush Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    EVERY decent coach WANTS control of the roster. That was the kiss of death from Al Davis to every coach of the Raiders over the last twenty years. Can you imagine trying to develop Marinovich or Jamarcus or Jerry Porter the whole time you are trying to get ready for the next tough opponent? Jackson HAD control and the team got worse and worse and worse. And some of you guys want to buy him a present.
    ———

    Every Decent coach who gets control of the roster fails. It’s just too much work to evaluate talent and Prepare a team each week. Gruden won a SB and got personell input in Tampa, that was the begining of his downfall. Same for Mike Shanahan, won a SB and they let him do what ever he wanted. A coach should be a coach that’s it.

  • DMAC

    Next man up
    FK continuity!

  • DutchRaider77

    @YoungAmerican

    Understand DA assessment.

    Do you think they (Allen) are going to get new coordinators?

  • DMAC

    Yall must like getting slapped around every weekend.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    KRAWFDADD Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:42 pm
    Don’t just cut him trade him for a draft pick a 3rd,a 4th get something for him Reggie…tighten up already

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

    We’d be lucky to get a 2020 7th-rounder for McChump. Dude’s worthless, and everybody knows it.

  • The Mack

    Seymour stip it bri, you’re making yourself look bad defending DA. Wether hee scored in the 1st half or second half hue showed us more than DA is showing us now and DA has no excuse because he has more control over this tean than hue had. All these poobut coordinators and waiver players that DA has brought in he picked himself, and no one he has brought in here has done aq dam thing, “no one ” including himself. He’s failed in every way possible as a coach, atleast hue got production out of some of his players, DA has made no one better. He is the true loser.

  • jesusraiderjim

    JONGRUDEN2013 Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    My four team parlay here at Mont Bleu:

    Bears -3.5
    Panthers -2.5
    Patriots -7.5
    Browns PK

    ——————————————–
    Mr Gruden
    What is the bet and what are the odds or payout if you will?

  • The Mack

    Stop it bro* … typo

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    DMAC Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Why does DA deserve another shot?
    Name one thing he’s done for our team???
    =========================================

    The jury is still out. We have almost a third of the season left. If I know my NFL coaches they are going to try to win games and build for next year. But if the season ended today, I can see your argument. Personally, I would not fire the HC for a couple of reasons: I think he has been saddled with a high salary underperforming roster, like the other 5-6 coaches right in front of him. 2ndly, I think he has been saddled by some weak coordinators. Reggie McKenzie took his time hiring his HC. By the time he did, the good coordinators and other coaches were gone. Allen should be able to evaluate his roster, make some changes, upgrade the staff, and then lets see what we have. That is my feeling.

  • DMAC

    I gotta run peoples!
    I’m sorry for repeating myself but…….

    I don’t hate DA, but he fked up this team w/ a HORRIBLE coaching staff HE personally hired!
    You want accountability DA?
    Fire yourself and the rest of this clown ass coaching staff!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Ghosttoothepost Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    #58
    Let’s see if I have this straight.
    Pretty much everyone on this board either believes you are a racist POS, and has stated such, or believes it and can’t be bothered to engage, and your answer to that is to post a definition of RACE, while stating you, as a black man, CAN’T BE RACIST??

    When Kell calls a white person peckerwood, that’s not being racist, because a black man is saying it?
    When you call a white guy a cracker, that’s not racist, because a black man is saying it?
    ======

    pay attention

    the majority of people in Europe once believed the world was flat, we know that proved untrue. So just because a few trolls here want to believe something also doesnt make it true.

    Knowledge is superior to belief and i dont fit the definition or have the power to implement the system of racism. It is exclusive property and a power construct created by whites for whites.

    I have never called any white people ‘cracker” or anything else on this board

    You are making things up mr/mac20

    i have already proven the origin of the power construct known as racism and the origin of the entire concept of race.

    If you fail to comprehend study on your own, so you may be informed.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    this whole thing is gonna crash and burn
    matt millen style! well at the very least it will be entertaining…i wanna see DA cry.

  • YoungAmerican

    Hue was 1 and done.
    DA should be gone 2.

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

    Hue was Al’s coach. Not Mark’s or Reggie’s. If you’re going to have to completely rebuild (and Hue or not, the Raiders were going to need to), then the new regime needs to be able to pick a guy who shares their vision.

    Remember, this is a dramatic rebuild. The guy who ran football operations for 60 years is gone. In his wake he left a poor roster, lack of draft picks, and unsustainable salary cap situation.

    New regime needed to be put in place. You can’t handcuff them. Give them a chance to make a roster the way THEY know how, with long-term goals in mind. That’s the only way you can build a winner in this league. If it’s more of the same in 3 years, then it’ll someone else’s chance to turn it around – but at least this time the franchise will operate the way modern franchises do and the next regime won’t be starting from nothing.

    Don’t give me the “we were 8-8 last year!” bull. The cap situation was coming one way or another. Hue wasn’t going to have any more draft picks than McKenzie and Allen had to work with.

    Yes, you want continuity within your organization – front office, coaching staff, roster – but that wasn’t in the cards regardless. Even if they kept Hue and Al Saunders in their positions, the whole rest of the organization was going to change around them. Might as well bring in guys who are all going to be on the same page.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Knowledge is superior to belief and i dont fit the definition or have the power to implement the system of racism. It is exclusive property and a power construct created by whites for whites.
    —-
    bullsh*t

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    The Mack Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Seymour stip it bri, you’re making yourself look bad defending DA. Wether hee scored in the 1st half or second half hue showed us more than DA is showing us now and DA has no excuse because he has more control over this tean than hue had.
    ======================================

    Dude, you must be high. REALLY HIGH. lst off, Jackson went 0-5, errr, 1-4 to end the season. That is AWFUL. Jackson was also getting BLOWN OUT badly in games. The big difference between Allen and Jackson is Jackson made idiotic bone headed decisions over and over and over. Remember the Cleveland game where Jackson could have kicked a 18 yard FG to make it a two possession game, but didn’t? Then went for it, didn’t get it and should have lost? Or how’s about the Detroit game where we were up by 12 with 7 minutes to go and he doesn’t go for two? And then we lose by one? Remember that? Those were BONEHEADED Decisions. You say DA has more control than Jackson? HUH? What is McKenzie doing in his office? Playing Dungeons and Dragons? The ghost of Al still ran Jacksons team?? Puh-lease. Put down the waa dude.

  • The_Judge37

    Keeping around incompetent people for the sake of continuity isn’t the recepie for success. See Norv Turner in San Diego for an example.

  • The Mack

    If DA didnt like the talent here he should of stayed an assistant and waited for a position that suited him came along instead of fkn up our team. Hue didnt get worse we juswt lost a few close games, Da on the other hand is getting blown out every fk. Sunday. We got blew out by a 1 loss gb team in greenbay last year and a Superbowl contending patriots team, with Da at the helm we’re getting bent over by average teams like the bucs and No at home. Rookie rbs and qbs are tearing us apart.

  • YoungAmerican

    Now, are McKenzie, Allen and their staff responsible for this roster underachieving? Sure, they have their part in that. The Brisiel and Tollefson signings haven’t panned out, the defensive scheme has failed to adjust, and fundamentals have been poor even with the penalty situation improving.

    But you can’t give a coaching staff one of the 5 worst rosters in the league and expect miracles. The coaching needs to be better, but the talent level needs to get better along with it.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    They must have jumped in Rolando’s Rump pretty good.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    im tired of seeing guys like Briesel and Tollefson on the field. Guys like Girodano.

    F’n wack players. Lets get some Real players in here.

    If Dashon Goldson is a FA next year .. lock him up REGGIE. A true ball hawk and will lay out ppl over the middle.

    Wont be getting trucked like Branch or girodano did last game

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Rolando’s biggest highlight as a Raider

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1HQr1YWkJM

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Seymour Bush Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    untrue many players have struggled in practice and still get the nod

    How about jamarcuss russel? Notoriously bad in practice still got starts

    Tim tebow, bad in practice still got the starst

    ponder gabbert locker struggled in practice and got the start

    i could name a million guys, it happens all of the time
    ========================================

    True, but none of those guys had an overall number one, Heisman, two time Pro Bowl Q, who has led the league in TD’s and is playing well in front of them. Oh right, everyone sees that Palmer is playing well but you.
    ===========

    the notion that palmer is ‘playing well” is inconsequential at this point. that would only matter if we were competing for a playoff spot and we clearly are not.

    Now out of the playoffs it is time to evaluate the young qb so we may know if he is the future.

    Why is that difficult to understand, it is a common nfl practice and has been for decades.

    Also the notion that palmer is playing well is debatable.

    i say he played decently until the atl game, he has not maintained the that level of play since

    pre atl 5 tds 3 turn overs

    post atl 13td 14 turn overs

    i would say that over all it is only mediocre and not really “playing well’, but it is beside the point either way

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    But you can’t give a coaching staff one of the 5 worst rosters in the league and expect miracles. The coaching needs to be better, but the talent level needs to get better along with it.
    ——————–
    But, the offensive talent was just fine last year?!?

  • nycraider

    2012 the year of the excuse, 2013 there are no excuses

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    KoolKell Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    But you can’t give a coaching staff one of the 5 worst rosters in the league and expect miracles. The coaching needs to be better, but the talent level needs to get better along with it.
    ——————–
    But, the offensive talent was just fine last year?!?
    ——
    Raiders could have the best offense in the NFL and they would still be 6-6 because of the terrible defense.

  • YoungAmerican

    KoolKell Says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    But you can’t give a coaching staff one of the 5 worst rosters in the league and expect miracles. The coaching needs to be better, but the talent level needs to get better along with it.
    ——————–
    But, the offensive talent was just fine last year?!?

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

    They performed better at times but were similarly flawed. Putting up points hasn’t really been any more of an issue this year. The real concern is that the defense seems to be even worse than an historically bad defense from last season, even with a new DC and a supposedly improved scheme.