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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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  • Al_is_theraiders

    it would be easy to improve 3-13…

  • Plunketthead

    5 true Raider fans?

  • RaidingTexas

    WOW! Some PISSED OFF Raiders fans calling into 95.7. Sounds like outside of this blog, most of the Nation is not on board with this.

  • Raiderbuck

    Reggie had a tough row to hoe, I’m inclined to give another year, but DA should’ve had our boys ready and he just didn’t, day in and day out.

  • RaiderDanny

    Agree, im sure people calling Gruden. And no comment!

  • Raiderbuck

    RaidingTexas Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    WOW! Some PISSED OFF Raiders fans calling into 95.7. Sounds like outside of this blog, most of the Nation is not on board with this.
    **************************************************

    What are they saying? and Why would they be ticked off?

  • boss01

    I would envision Gannon, Romo (reaching & hoping), Rod Woodson & Wiz to be back as assistants under Gruden.

    Krapp, Tarver, Hoffman & the rest of the bums will get the boot.

    That alone is worth 2-3 wins.

  • Plunketthead

    Did you know that Police woke belcher up that morning as he slept in his Bently?

    Everytime the cops woke me up I went to jail even when I they never found the keys

  • Jackie Bibby

    If Gruden comes in and that means not only DA gets fired but Reggie as well??? Ohhh man i may just cry tears of joy… talking about killing 22 birds with 1 stone. Yesss. That’ll mean that big ole gut of his cost him his job before it even got started.lol Big dummie firing hue could go down as the biggest mistake in his career if he gets the axe.

  • RaidingTexas

    Raiderbuck Says:

    What are they saying? and Why would they be ticked off?

    ——————————————-

    Al mortgaged the team’s future on a bunch of has-beens. Mark Davis – apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. This team is not the same team as last year. Continuity. Gruden will also want to run the outdated WCO.

    Those were some of the gems.

  • RaiderDanny

    Really? #153

  • RaidingTexas

    #161 – I heard five different callers. Three were decidedly against the idea. One wasn’t real keen on Gruden (the WCO comment), but wants DA gone at all costs. And the final caller was pro-Gruden.

  • manassamauler

    RaidingTexas Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Raiderbuck Says:

    What are they saying? and Why would they be ticked off?

    ——————————————-

    Al mortgaged the team’s future on a bunch of has-beens. Mark Davis – apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. This team is not the same team as last year. Continuity. Gruden will also want to run the outdated WCO.

    Those were some of the gems.

    >> look at the Patriot offense this year.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Those first two callers were weak.. bunch of crybabies..

    They rather have a Portland state WR coach in DA then a superbowl winning coach..

    I heart priest..lol only thing he was right about was getting DA OUTTA HERE. Priest Rich Eisen was just on with PAPA at 230.. he said the only way Gruden would come back is if they had a young qb like Kapernick or Rg3.

    Papa mentioned that JON GRUDEN loves TERRELLE PRYOR.. then EISEN said oh well there u go.

  • Plunketthead

    I am all aboard for Reggie/DA however it will be hard to say no to Gruden.

    I bet the team is moving to LA and that’s why Chuckie has his nose in Marks shorts.

  • manassamauler

    the Gruden rumors alone are disaterous for the current regime and the FACT that gruden and/ or davis haven’t come out to deny them, IMO confirms them. ever work at a job when you KNEW you were getting laid off in a week? motivation drops

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    btw one intersting point Townsend made.

    Said if your flirting with GRUDEN you better bring him in all the way cuz if u dont.. then whats that say about da or what does he feel?

    EITHER WAY DA is not gonna last here if u are talking about GRUDEN already and the season aint even over

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    also another intersting point.

    GRUDEN coming to the Raiders alone could finance a new stadium and investors..

    His salary would basically payoff with the stadium seats filled alone.

  • manassamauler

    Dennis Allen is having a really bad week

  • John David Booty

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    it would be easy to improve 3-13…
    ———————————————–
    Agreed. Even if it werent Gruden next year, anyone but DA should be an upgrade. People can point to cap, talent, etc. all they want. I was OK with Hue leaving, but I find it hard to imagine that this team would look this bad if Hue were still coaching. I find it hard to believe that the team would look this bad if Tom Cable were coaching. Even if I was to speculate, and there is no proof for any of this of course, but I would still have a hard time believing that this team would look this bad if ANY of the other initially rumored coaches would have taken over, be it Winston Moss or even Mike Tice, bad as he is.

    Through all of this, the one thing I see the most clear is that the majority of Raiders fans are not impressed with Dennis Allen and are just ready to move on.

    Dennis Allen is simply not HC material. From one human being to another, good for him for getting one of the best jobs in America and making a nice piece of change for himself. Hes been given an opportunity many people could only dream of, and hopefully, hes been able to learn from the experience. I wish him well in his future endeavors in this life. But he will not be coaching the Oakland Raiders much longer.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    I meant i heard priest on the radio lol

  • Plunketthead

    Its one thing for Chuckie to do this in the offseason to a coach but it is unheard of for something like this 3/4 through the season.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    either way i told u these local writers kno jack shyyyt.

    watch tonight.. they will have some blog entry.. REPORTS ARE GRUDEN TALKING TO RAIDERS lmao.. chumps

  • RaiderDanny

    They gave a little Gruden talking about coming back to Raiders on radio on Oregon! So u know its getting around

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

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    btw one intersting point Townsend made.

    Said if your flirting with GRUDEN you better bring him in all the way cuz if u dont.. then whats that say about da or what does he feel?

    ====

    Kinda like the whiners did to Alex Smith with the Manning talks in the offseason. What that ended up saying is that you should be replaced by a second year, completely unproven talent.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    either way i told u these local writers kno jack shyyyt.

    watch tonight.. they will have some blog entry.. REPORTS ARE GRUDEN TALKING TO RAIDERS lmao.. chumps
    ————————–
    Jerry McDomald was the ghostwriter for Gruden’s book. The national guys don’t have to beg for admittance to the facilities.

    They may have heard something, but will not comment until its front and center, or some more substantial news.

  • manassamauler

    yeah for this “rumor” to be floating around during the season is unheard of and THEN nobody involved denies it. If mark davis wanted Gruden why the hell didn’t he get him BEFORE he hired RM? Mark davis might have a little ADHD going.

  • RaiderDanny

    Everyone stop talking and start walking! YOUR FIRED!!!

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    These rumors about Gruden are being fanned by Ricky’s!! lol

  • manassamauler

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    either way i told u these local writers kno jack shyyyt.

    watch tonight.. they will have some blog entry.. REPORTS ARE GRUDEN TALKING TO RAIDERS lmao.. chumps

    >> Yeah Paul G was saying it didn’t make any sense, Guess Paul G isn’t part of the “cool” crowd

  • MarcusAllen

    This just in.

    Mark is going to pay Gruden whatever he wants.

    Mark has demonstrated that he will listen to old time Raiders and he knows that he will be unable to retain control of the franchise due to inheiritance tax and fiscal cliff.

    Unless he can fill seats and move the team to LA he will need to sell to finance the tax. This is a last ditch effort.

  • RaidingTexas

    KoolKell Says:

    Jerry McDomald was the ghostwriter for Gruden’s book. The national guys don’t have to beg for admittance to the facilities.

    They may have heard something, but will not comment until its front and center, or some more substantial news.

    —————————————–

    A lot of Amurricans have been trained to believe that everything should be reported as news first, then fact-checked later. You can thank Fox News.

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Ricky Ricardo is a MF and his old lady is a pig. F Rickys. Charging fans money just to cram into his tiny bar…what a loser,..worlds worst toupee by the way.

  • The Big Banana

    As for the callers, may be that those opposed are more vocal. I was at the Saints game and I can tell you the fans were decidedly pro-Gruden.

  • manassamauler

    RaidingTexas Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    KoolKell Says:

    Jerry McDomald was the ghostwriter for Gruden’s book. The national guys don’t have to beg for admittance to the facilities.

    They may have heard something, but will not comment until its front and center, or some more substantial news.

    —————————————–

    A lot of Amurricans have been trained to believe that everything should be reported as news first, then fact-checked later. You can thank Fox News.

    >. aww of course the other networks are honest with us.

  • RaiderLen

    Afternoon Fellas,

    Crazy few days.

    I can believe that Mark Davis & Amy would love to have Gruden back.

    I think also that if GRUDEN wants to come back, it will happen.

    It would be a great business decision imo.

    Funny how things in Raiderland are always “dramatic”

  • oldschoolraider

    Seymour doesn’t practice and only plays occasionally.
    I guess he’s easing himself into retirement.
    What will we do without his leadership?

  • Jackie Bibby

    @ raiderlen the drama is what makese it seo fun to be a fan. Lol

  • RaiderDanny

    Rickys =the smallest bathroom on Earth!

  • RaiderReggie

    Hopefully, the Raiders come out and compete tommorrow night.

  • DJ Johnny

    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.

  • RaiderLen

    Oldschoolraider Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    Seymour doesn’t practice and only plays occasionally.
    I guess he’s easing himself into retirement.
    What will we do without his leadership?
    ——————————
    LOL

    No Kidding.

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Gruden likes veteran QB’s. Never known for developing QB’s. Gannon in Oakland and the Brad Johnson in Tampa.

  • Jackie Bibby

    @post 183 gruden2013 even worse than Don Trumps?

  • RaiderLen

    Jackie Bibby Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    @ raiderlen the drama is what makese it seo fun to be a fan. Lol
    —————————————————-
    I’d prefer to put the drama aside and just get on with winning, but I’d be lying if I said Gruden coming back didn’t intrigue me.

    If we were 9-3, none of this would be happening.

  • manassamauler

    Gruden would have a VET QB in oakland already like it or not

  • manassamauler

    RaiderLen Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Jackie Bibby Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    @ raiderlen the drama is what makese it seo fun to be a fan. Lol
    —————————————————-
    I’d prefer to put the drama aside and just get on with winning, but I’d be lying if I said Gruden coming back didn’t intrigue me.

    If we were 9-3, none of this would be happening.

    >. if we were 9-3 with the schedule this team has had we’d be in the twilight zone. tough schedule this year

  • RaiderDanny

    Just lose baby!

  • poprox13

    I’m waiting for Herrera to deny the rumor until I believe it!

  • RaiderLen

    >. if we were 9-3 with the schedule this team has had we’d be in the twilight zone. tough schedule this year
    ————————————————
    Ya,

    You get the point.