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Seymour not playing Thursday, everyone else likely to play

Running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson were at full strength in practice Wednesday, and they are listed as probable for the game against the Broncos.
Therefore, it’s almost a certainty that fans will get their first look at McFadden and Goodson in a game since they suffered high-ankle sprains against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 4. Both missed the past four games.
Defensive tackle Richard Seymour tweaked a hamstring in the same game. He hasn’t been able to practice ever since, including Wednesday. As a result, Seymour was declared out for Thursday night’s game against the Broncos.
Defensive end Jack Crawford (toe) and cornerback Phillip Adams (concussion) are listed as questionable. The eleven other players on the injury report, including McFadden and Goodson, are listed as probable.
It appears as if the Raiders are as healthy as they have been all season going into a game, including the regular-season opener, when they were missing wide receivers Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford.

– NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be joined by former Raiders coach John Madden, former Raiders defensive lineman Howie Long and former Broncos quarterback John Elway at a fan forum at Oracle Arena on Thursday afternoon.
The forum will be attended by media and 150 fans selected from among the Raiders season-ticketholders. The event begins at 3 p.m., more than two hours before the Broncos and Raiders play.

– Given Long’s presence at the fan forum, it seems logical that he will be the one lighting the Al Davis ceremonial torch before the game.
The Raiders have not announced who will light the torch. I don’t recall seeing Long at any Raiders practices or games since they relocated to Oakland in 1995.

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  • manassamauler

    Dakota Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Remember, Amy trash didn’t want to hire gruden in 1998, she wanted bill belichick.

    And she is running the raiders now…

    >> i would hire belichick over gruden too

  • The_Judge37

    >> Not spending that 5 million of DEFENSIVE players instead of a punter won’t make the defense better either
    ——-

    Ok let me break it down. FOUR years ago, Shane Lechler signed a 12 million dollar contract. After 4 years, the contract expires. Teams and players are then allowed to negotiate a new contract that doesn’t have to be based upon the previous contract.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Plunketthead Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Scumballs = Mark and John
    If this might happen at the end of the season then they should have had a plan if it leaked. Come out right away and stop it.

    Especially with DA’s father passing.

    I like it less every minute
    ================

    i think it is very funny that you would care about when and how a coach is fired or hired.

    pro sports is a cut throat corporate entertainment business.

    drama means publicity

    coaching rumors equal publicity and possible ticket sales

    pro sports has no integrity or morality

    players are peices of meat and gladfiators, with no value once they remove thir helmets, and coaches are interchangable care takers.

    ask john belcher , harry carson, junior seau and a host of others.

    besides these players and coaches and orgs dont give a rats azz about the fans or what we think, they only want your dollars.

    You romantic notions of integrity or principal in pro sports is foolish

    davis and the raiders are no different than only other major cog in corporate business.

    Tuna shouldnt be upset when sharks show off their teeth

  • ESETERIK78

    The-Judge37

    I think you need to see what an average punter looks like before you think it’s not that important. Lechler has had us spoiled for along time now. Getting rid of him isn’t going to improve our defense either.

    ——————————–

    I fully appreciate his ability. But the bottom line is we don’t stop anyone. Teams haven’t just beat our defense, they’ve strolled through it without even sweating.

    Field position has never been a factor because we are so bad. Teams can start at the two or the 37, it has never mattered. We miss tackles, assignments, and teams walk down the field.

  • Dakota

    Spellcheck changed it to trash! Lol

  • manassamauler

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    >> Not spending that 5 million of DEFENSIVE players instead of a punter won’t make the defense better either
    ——-

    Ok let me break it down. FOUR years ago, Shane Lechler signed a 12 million dollar contract. After 4 years, the contract expires. Teams and players are then allowed to negotiate a new contract that doesn’t have to be based upon the previous contract.

    >. come on now, he was Paid 5 mil a year before do you really think he’ll take much of a pay cut after living off of that bloated deal. He’ll want something close to it. Lechler is gone

  • The Big Banana

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:37 pm
    213.ESETERIK78 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    How’s the weather up there in Jon Gruden fantasyland?
    ——–

    Bright and Sunny. Unlike reality land with DA, which is dark, gloomy with a high chance of failure.

    ———

    Lol

  • manassamauler

    ESETERIK78 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    The-Judge37

    I think you need to see what an average punter looks like before you think it’s not that important. Lechler has had us spoiled for along time now. Getting rid of him isn’t going to improve our defense either.

    ——————————–

    I fully appreciate his ability. But the bottom line is we don’t stop anyone. Teams haven’t just beat our defense, they’ve strolled through it without even sweating.

    Field position has never been a factor because we are so bad. Teams can start at the two or the 37, it has never mattered. We miss tackles, assignments, and teams walk down the field.

    >> i would prefer a crappy punter with this defense. would rather see shorter TD drives by the opponent. makes the game move along

  • tuckrulefool

    BEST post of teh day…and there have been some good one (even from me!) :-)

    AMEN!

    ====
    # DJ Johnny Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    As far as Mark being “just like Al” there are some huge differences in this. Mark may just want who he feels are the “right guys” to run the team, whereas Al took an active game day role. Mark won’t do that.

    Also, this would be the first time Raiders actually brought in a big name coach AFTER they became a big name. Al never did that.

    Mark will stay out of game planning but he is not gonna just sit idly by and watch this team lose w/o a fight.

    To me, that’s good news.

    He wants us to have a team we can be proud of and imo he will pull out all the stops.

  • The_Judge37

    >. come on now, he was Paid 5 mil a year before do you really think he’ll take much of a pay cut after living off of that bloated deal. He’ll want something close to it. Lechler is gone
    ——-

    Do you think someone else will come even close to matching that? He scored one off Al, i don’t think his expectations are anywhere close to that but let’s say he wants 3 mill, no team will give him that. I think Shane can be kept for between 1.5 million. Which isn’t much of a cap hit.

  • The_Judge37

    258.manassamauler Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    ESETERIK78 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    The-Judge37

    I think you need to see what an average punter looks like before you think it’s not that important. Lechler has had us spoiled for along time now. Getting rid of him isn’t going to improve our defense either.

    ——————————–

    I fully appreciate his ability. But the bottom line is we don’t stop anyone. Teams haven’t just beat our defense, they’ve strolled through it without even sweating.

    Field position has never been a factor because we are so bad. Teams can start at the two or the 37, it has never mattered. We miss tackles, assignments, and teams walk down the field.

    >> i would prefer a crappy punter with this defense. would rather see shorter TD drives by the opponent. makes the game move along
    ——–

    Short fields make for quick TD’s, which means newer, higher scoring records set against the Raiders.

  • Raiderbuck

    Paul Gutierrez ‏@PGutierrezCSN

    #Raiders officially deny “rumor” of talks with #JonGruden. #RaidersTalk

  • ESETERIK78

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    >. come on now, he was Paid 5 mil a year before do you really think he’ll take much of a pay cut after living off of that bloated deal. He’ll want something close to it. Lechler is gone
    ——-

    Do you think someone else will come even close to matching that? He scored one off Al, i don’t think his expectations are anywhere close to that but let’s say he wants 3 mill, no team will give him that. I think Shane can be kept for between 1.5 million. Which isn’t much of a cap hit.

    ————————

    If you’re correct then absolutely keep him, that’s a no brainer. If he expects more than 1.5 than it’s thanks for the memories.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    tuckrulefool Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    BEST post of teh day…and there have been some good one (even from me!) :-)

    AMEN!

    ====
    # DJ Johnny Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    As far as Mark being “just like Al” there are some huge differences in this. Mark may just want who he feels are the “right guys” to run the team, whereas Al took an active game day role. Mark won’t do that.

    Also, this would be the first time Raiders actually brought in a big name coach AFTER they became a big name. Al never did that.

    Mark will stay out of game planning but he is not gonna just sit idly by and watch this team lose w/o a fight.

    To me, that’s good news.

    He wants us to have a team we can be proud of and imo he will pull out all the stops.
    ============

    more silly sappy romantic crap.

    guys whats with the holly jolly jingle bell bullshid?!?!/

    Mark davis doesnt care about this blog or what or whom we are proud of. he doesnt care what we despise either.

    mark cares about stone cold dollars and cents like any man running a major for profit business.

    wow, you cats are in dream land just like you were when palmer signed.

    lol

  • ESETERIK78

    But I still feel like it doesn’t matter who’s kicking the ball until the defense has a backbone. The current squad renders a good high-priced punter useless.

  • The_Judge37

    263.ESETERIK78 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:04 pm
    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    >. come on now, he was Paid 5 mil a year before do you really think he’ll take much of a pay cut after living off of that bloated deal. He’ll want something close to it. Lechler is gone
    ——-

    Do you think someone else will come even close to matching that? He scored one off Al, i don’t think his expectations are anywhere close to that but let’s say he wants 3 mill, no team will give him that. I think Shane can be kept for between 1.5 million. Which isn’t much of a cap hit.

    ————————

    If you’re correct then absolutely keep him, that’s a no brainer. If he expects more than 1.5 than it’s thanks for the memories.
    ——–

    I agree, i really don’t trust King just yet. Shane still has a few more years in that boot.

  • tuckrulefool

    That kid KING can punt. Its not rocket science.

    Save the 4.5M. Also, Lechler has been disappointing this year. Has he had ANY punts inside the 10? TOUCHBACK King this year. And he has had some ducks.

    Also I don’t like him yucking it up after every blowout loss.

    Thanks for your services, time to move on.org.

  • manassamauler

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    >. come on now, he was Paid 5 mil a year before do you really think he’ll take much of a pay cut after living off of that bloated deal. He’ll want something close to it. Lechler is gone
    ——-

    Do you think someone else will come even close to matching that? He scored one off Al, i don’t think his expectations are anywhere close to that but let’s say he wants 3 mill, no team will give him that. I think Shane can be kept for between 1.5 million. Which isn’t much of a cap hit.

    >> 3 mil for a punter? punters should get a 1 mil cap. i would pay him 1.5 mil tops.

  • The_Judge37

    >> 3 mil for a punter? punters should get a 1 mil cap. i would pay him 1.5 mil tops.
    ——–

    Like i said, no team will pay him $3 mil, so he and his agent will have to come down to earth. And Earth is around 1.5 for a great punter. especially comming off a down year by his standards. Which i think had to do with his surgurey so close to the season opener. But i believe he’ll bounce back.

  • ESETERIK78

    Mystic1

    more silly sappy romantic crap.

    guys whats with the holly jolly jingle bell bullshid?!?!/

    Mark davis doesnt care about this blog or what or whom we are proud of. he doesnt care what we despise either.

    mark cares about stone cold dollars and cents like any man running a major for profit business.

    wow, you cats are in dream land just like you were when palmer signed.

    lol

    ————————

    I would hope he’s too busy to be reading these blogs. I don’t know if he’s as cutthroat as you say. He seems way too “howdy doody” to me. But he has said publicly that he wants a new stadium, and he’s open to all ideas, including another city. So, maybe you’re right.

  • manassamauler

    Raiderbuck Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Paul Gutierrez ‏@PGutierrezCSN

    #Raiders officially deny “rumor” of talks with #JonGruden. #RaidersTalk

    >. Pauly G has the inside scoop. we’ll just roll with DA,knapp and tarver. sounds good

  • ESETERIK78

    Does anybody look at Palmer’s mechanics and think “elite”.

    I don’t.

    He’ll be here next year, only because we have nothing better, and then he needs to take a walk too.

  • manassamauler

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    >> 3 mil for a punter? punters should get a 1 mil cap. i would pay him 1.5 mil tops.
    ——–

    Like i said, no team will pay him $3 mil, so he and his agent will have to come down to earth. And Earth is around 1.5 for a great punter. especially comming off a down year by his standards. Which i think had to do with his surgurey so close to the season opener. But i believe he’ll bounce back.

    >. so lechler has had an off year and we have a younger punter who has shown promise and will kick for 1 mil LESS. Lechler is gone

  • Jackie Bibby

    I dont pay paul Gutierrez any mind he’s a lame @$$ insider if you ask me, id rather listen to papa talk raiders because hes actually connected with the team, paul just works for Comcast hes more of an outsider than an insider in my mind.

  • manassamauler

    ESETERIK78 Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Does anybody look at Palmer’s mechanics and think “elite”.

    I don’t.

    He’ll be here next year, only because we have nothing better, and then he needs to take a walk too.

    >. Yeah palmer is NOT elite, but the only thing the Raiders have that are elite are the Raiderettes. but yeah palmer will be chucking up game costing INTS while throwing for 400 yds per game next year too

  • manassamauler

    Jackie Bibby Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I dont pay paul Gutierrez any mind he’s a lame @$$ insider if you ask me, id rather listen to papa talk raiders because hes actually connected with the team, paul just works for Comcast hes more of an outsider than an insider in my mind.

    >. yeah thats pretty much where I’m at

  • NOLA Raider

    Chucky is not coming home. I really hope I’m wrong though.

  • Jackie Bibby

    Post 276 it seems like no really tells him anything he just gets the company line, he never investigates or breaks any real news like a adam schefter or anything…

  • jesusraiderjim

    Well its official now.

    Paul G said so, was fun while it lasted.

  • The_Judge37

    >. so lechler has had an off year and we have a younger punter who has shown promise and will kick for 1 mil LESS. Lechler is gone
    ——–

    What promise? He had a few good kicks mixed in with a few horrible line drives in 4 preseason games of work. Lechler is a proven pro bowler.

  • RaiderDanny

    They have to deny it! Its a PR move!

  • RaiderDanny

    Everyone will Deny it! Till seasons over! PR move! Sounds very true to me!

  • RaiderDanny

    Yea Raiders will come out and say yea we called Gruden for a HC job! Even though we got a full staff of Coaches with four games to go!!come on!

  • qodrn1

    Raider Prediction Board

    Dedicated to Al Davis, Raider duct tape (boy does it hold) and the Coliseum rodents

    Week 1: Alex7: Chargers 27 Raiders 20 (22/14)
    Week 2: R8eray: Dolphins 20 Raiders 13 (35/13)
    Week 3: Plunketthead Raiders 30 Steelers 27 (34/31) R
    Week 4: Amysincharge: Denver 48-7 (37-6)
    Week 5: Klas Tjorborn: Falcons 35 Raiders 20 (23/20)
    Week 6: qodrn: Raiders 27 Jags 20 (26/23 OT) R
    Week 7: raidermarty/VaRaiderNation Raiders 27 –
    Chiefs 17 (26/16) R
    Week 8: No Winner.
    Week 9: JONGRUDEN2012: Baltimore 47 Oakland 13
    Week 10: GG: Saints 45 Raiders 17
    Week 11: To be reconstructed when I feel better
    Week 12: backstageatapupptshow: Cleveland 27 Oakland 13 – reverse winner – Albert B. Paine 20/17

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says: Broncos 72 Raiders 23
    GG Says: Broncos 45 Raiders 20
    qodrn: Raiders 24 Denver 23 (if Seymore replacement punches out Manning)
    Raider O Says: Denver 34 Raiders 16
    RaiderRockstar: Raiders 30 horse humpers 17

  • Derek

    I live in LA (Manhattan Beach). I love the raiders and would welcome them in SoCal. However it probably won’t happen. In fact it’s VERY unlikely. The power brokers of LA want nothing to do with the Raiders. As often sighted on local sports talk programs. Specificvally, during the Raiders brief stint in LA, gangbangers specifically vatos adopted the team. Those vatos susequently ruined the live game experience for normal people and families, just as they are currently doing at Dodger stadium. Fights, stabbings and stupidity became far too uncommon. As a result of this rogue element the team is unwanted down here by the powers that be. The stadium would be too large to price them out. Unlike Staples and Lakesr tickets which most vatos can’t afford

  • DaRaiders022

    Seymour not playing Thursday

    This is news? Is it not yet safe to say that Richard Seymour has already played his last game as an Oakland Raider?

    Personal opinion, I think Seymour is just another vet who wasn’t buying what the staff was selling and decided to cash it in this season. This guy has been essentially being paid for nothing, all season. Must be nice.

    With alot of hope and expectations when we got RS from the Pats, when you sum it up…he has been a spotty player. We need to move on from Seymour and get some committed talent!

  • Try Some Reality

    Watching the video. LOL at the bit about Gruden having the receivers practice spiking the ball. This coaching staff we have right now can’t even be called upon to have A FRIGGIN BACKUP OPTON AT LONGSNAPPER!