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McFadden looks ready to roll Thursday

Running back Darren McFadden is running around at practice today without any lingering effects from the high-ankle sprain that forced him to miss the past four games.
Coach Dennis Allen said he expects McFadden and backup running back Mike Goodson to play Thursday night against the Denver Broncos. Goodson also has missed the past four games with a similar injury.
Defensive tackle Richard Seymour (hamstring) is not practicing once again, and it appears as if he is about to miss his fifth straight game.
Defensive end Jack Crawford (toe) is back at practice, as are safeties Matt Giordano and Mike Mitchell. The latter two suffered concussions Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
Cornerback Phillip Adams also suffered a concussion against the Browns. He was not cleared to practice today.
Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp was quite vocal in presiding over practice today in place of head coach Dennis Allen, who is in Dallas with his family. Allen’s father Grady passed away Monday night. Allen is expected back with the Raiders on Wednesday night.

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  • The_Judge37

    inonewordraider Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    or do you stick with Moore, DHB, Ford, Criner, Streater?
    ——

    Moore has the Talent, can’t forget about Ford. Criner and Streater i’ll reserve judgment. DHB i could do with, or without

  • LA to TheBay

    McClain & JaMeatball have the same plan as the “Basketball Wives”.

    Basketball wives put on a good show, they flaunt their big booties, fake breasts,nose jobs and weaves, act like they are faithfull, loyal and exemplary marriage material chicks, then sucker the dumb newly become millionaire NBA players into marrying them, have like 4-5 kids from them, then divorce them, take half their money, and force the sucker punked NBA player to pay child support and alimony after he’s lost the house and half his bank account.

    McClain and JaMeatball are “Basketball Wives” of the NFL. Al Davis was the sucker NBA player.

    ——-

    Well put.

  • jackasspuria

    Criner needs to ask Jerry Rice if he can be taught the legendary workouts and that hill No. 80 ran during his playing days.

    It’s painfully obvious Criner isn’t a fleet-footed burner, but, neither was Rice.

    If possible, Criner needs to get all the tape and ask the legend for pointers on technique.

    Criner has natural ability (hands and body control) to be a very dependable target.

  • RaiderDanny

    Guess u cant fire a guy the same week his dad died?

  • Dan78

    I have ceated the slogans for the next few years as our blue print for our (10 and then project)
    (2012)10 and then
    (2013)9 more and will be fine
    (2014)8 keep the faith
    (2015)7 we’ll be lucky to only lose eleven
    (2016)6 until we fix
    (2017)5 hope im still alive

  • LA to TheBay

    Streater and Criner will be nice. I was excited about criner the second we drafted him, cause I saw him at AZ and he is a physical, sure handed possesion type WR.

    Streater looks like a potential #1 with some more reps under his belt. And undrafted.

    Reg has done some good this year and had to make very difficult decisions.

    One of those ‘I hope it pays off in the long run, gotta break some egges to make an omlette, will eat crow if this works’ kinda situations.

  • The_Judge37

    For what it’s worth, every year we get excited about new WR’s. Schilenz, Murphy, Ford, etc…. So I’m not too excited about Criner and Streater. They’re big guys, but so far all they’re good for is Fade routes.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    inonewordraider Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    It’s a catch 22. Going with Pryor will stun the development of the WR’s. Veteran Q
    b’s help develop WR’s, Veteran WR’s help young QB’s
    ______________
    you gotta see what you got in real games before the offseason, only a few games left

    ====

    Why single out the QB position with this logic? I say, bench Veldheer and play Bergstrom. Gotta see what we got here. Bench Myers and play Ausberry. He’s way more athletic, forget that Myers is having a top 10 season for a TE. Wheeler, have a seat, we need to see what Burnett can do. Carter, Houston, Shaughnessy, make some room for Crawford in the mix. Come to think of it, Lechler and Seabass are pretty highly paid, so let’s bring in some FA kickers off the street and let them have a couple of games worth of quicks. Maybe there’s a diamond in the rough there …

  • John David Booty

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    Totally against signing Bowe & Maualuga..

    Bowe would cost too much..

    Maualuga might have just taken over McClains spot as worst starting MLB in the NFL.
    ———————————————–
    This caught my eye as a big WTF.

    Could you elaborate on your opinion of Maualuga being the worst starting MLB in the league?

  • theghostronin79

    inonewordraider Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    we don’t have a 2nd round pick this year. The Bengals have our #2 pick for CP3 deal.
    ___________
    oh snap, there goes that idea
    ======

    They’ll most likely trade down, and aquire a mid round 1st and a 2nd I’m sure, maybe more. I seriously doubt they’ll grab ONE player from the top 5 and then wait until the 3rd to pick again. Reggie said that Depth was our biggest issue, and he loves his picks. He’s gonna stock pile as many as possible…. Watch.

  • DJ Johnny

    GRUDEN IS COMING BACK TO OAKLAND.

    YEEEESSSSS.

    “Hub Arkush of PFW announced at 5:30 pm CST. Jon Gruden is in talks right now to assume a prominent role with the Oakland Raiders.”

  • MarcusAllen

    What they are saying:

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comments on the Oakland Raiders by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
    ___
    OAKLAND RAIDERS (31)

    Chris Berman (ESPN, 32) — Surprised that it’s this bad.

    Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 32) — General manager Reggie McKenzie expected this to be a challenge. It is.

    Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 30)

    Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 32) — They simply are a really bad team right now and as a former Raider, it pains me to say that.

    Bob Glauber (Newsday, 32) — Five straight losses and counting, and now a Thursday game against the Broncos. Just a complete mess at every level

    Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 30) — Carson Palmer has passed for 300 yards six times this season and the Raiders have lost all six games. Oakland has lost five in a row and Palmer has 300-yard games in four of them.

    Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 30) — When they talk about the Black Hole in Oakland they’re referring to the empty seats for the Raiders’ Dec. 16 date with Kansas City.

    Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 31) — The NFL’s worst point differential resides in the East Bay.

    Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 32) — Mark Davis should have expected these results when he took over. The Raiders aren’t quitters, they just aren’t good enough and without McFadden touching the ball 20-25 times a game they don’t have a chance.

    John Lynch (Fox Sports, 32) — The Raiders turnaround has a long way to go … condolences to Dennis Allen and his family as they mourn the loss of his father.

    Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 30) — Can things get worse in Oakland after a five-game losing streak? You bet — Denver (9-3) comes to the Bay Area for a Thursday night matchup.

    Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 28) — Have they begun packing up the U-hauls yet?

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/AP-Pro32-comments-about-Raiders-409071

    Pat Kirwan is apparently tuned out to the impact of McFadden

  • omoran

    Raider(since1967)
    ★★★★★★★
    Reading some our RAIDERNATION blogs here.
    Do you guys think honestly GRUDEN can come back!
    What are the chances? 20%
    I haven’t heard anything yet and.what about the other teams
    They might bid on him but I think he won’t leave MNF,he loves it there and I
    Think his coaching days are over.

  • DJ Johnny

    Gruden story will break shortly.

    The story was broke on Chicago’s 670 the Score.

  • DJ Johnny

    NOT just a rumor.

    Hub Arkush is confident Gruden deal is in the works.

  • DJ Johnny

    Reggie’s role ‘uncertain’ going forward.

  • theghostronin79

    I think Reggie was skeptical that we’d “Win the race” in the offseason but, figured lets roll with it and see how we do. Then it became obvious that we weren’t anywhere near “Race” ready, and it became a scramble to get tires and parts from another pit crew just so we could finish the damn race. When it’s over, the car is gonna get stripped and junked….starting from scratch.

  • theghostronin79

    DJ Johnny Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    GRUDEN IS COMING BACK TO OAKLAND.

    YEEEESSSSS.

    “Hub Arkush of PFW announced at 5:30 pm CST. Jon Gruden is in talks right now to assume a prominent role with the Oakland Raiders.”

    ==========

    BULLSH*T

    I can’t handle this kind of teasery. I’d freak the F out.

  • KRAWFDADD

    Mark Davis’ Al gene is kicking in he’s becoming impatient and he wants results immediately if not soon…LoL who woulda thought

  • omoran

    Raider(since1967)
    ★★★★★★★
    If GRUDEN EVER SAYS OR COMES BACK TO OAKLAND
    “THE EARTH IS GOING TREMBLE AND LIGHTS IN THE STADIUM
    ARE GOING TO TURN ON AND OFF “

  • KRAWFDADD

    Why do people constantly call Richard Seymore a quitter when he brought a swagg and tuffness to Oakland that we had truly been lacking.His knees and his body are battle torn and his body just cant do what his mind is commanding it to do.There’s a difference when you are 22,23 years old and young in the NFL as to where you’re 34,35.He was brought in to instill tuffness to the younger D.linemen and lets face it other than Lamar Houston the rest are lacking.Bryant and Bilukidi dont make any impact or disruptive plays,hell they dont even show flashes.Seymore was brought in to show these younger guys the way the Alzados showed the Longs and Townsends and either they just dont have it or they dont want to learn(like the younger generation of today that think they knows it all,well you need to know your history in order to get where you,re going.)I myself personally commend Rich for his contributions to the D.I watched him take over several games in silver and black,but you have to have a supporting cast to back you up and go to war with you…

  • Gdog

    theghostronin79 Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    inonewordraider Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    we don’t have a 2nd round pick this year. The Bengals have our #2 pick for CP3 deal.
    ___________
    oh snap, there goes that idea
    ======

    They’ll most likely trade down, and aquire a mid round 1st and a 2nd I’m sure, maybe more. I seriously doubt they’ll grab ONE player from the top 5 and then wait until the 3rd to pick again. Reggie said that Depth was our biggest issue, and he loves his picks. He’s gonna stock pile as many as possible…. Watch.
    >>>>>

    He might not have a trading partner. Almost all of the teams that trade up into the top ten do so for a QB, and the only way Oakland could get the rights to Geno Smith is by losing out.

    There are no other top ten QBs coming out.

  • ray_d

    Fire DA now

  • ray_d

    What has DA done to deserve another year? I have been on Knapp’s crappy offense all year but since DA stuck by this POS it falls I him. He is in charge, he is no defensive genius, I rather have brea back it this point. Fire him and get back Gruden at all cost. Make it happen Mark and I’m putting down myomeres go season tickets because I won’t watch another team coached by DA

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