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McFadden, Seymour at practice; McClain absent

Running back Darren McFadden and defensive tackle Richard Seymour are at practice today, which bodes well for their playing against the Kansas City Chiefs.
McFadden returned last week after missing four straight games. He played against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night but he reinjured his right ankle.
As for Seymour, this is the first time he has practiced since he suffered a hamstring injury against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 4. He has missed the past five games.
McFadden is moving around well and looking like a guy that is ready to play Sunday against the Chiefs.
At one point, McFadden burst through some pads on the ground and sprinted toward the unsuspecting media contingent watching practice.
McFadden waited until he was right up on the media, screamed and grabbed beat writer Jerry McDonald around the waist as he ran through the scribes.

– Middle linebacker Rolando McClain is eligible to rejoin the team now that his two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team has ended and he has been reinstated to the 53-man roster.
However, he is not at practice today. The Raiders said in a press release that McClain isn’t “required” to be at practice today and that coach Dennis Allen will speak with McClain upon Allen’s return from Texas, where he is attending his father’s funeral.

– Strong safety Tyvon Branch is the only other player not at practice today. He suffered an ankle injury against the Broncos on Thursday night. He also is nursing a neck injury from the Cleveland Browns game.

– Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp is running practice today once again during Allen’s absence.
Once practice ends, the media are permitted locker-room access to speak with the players. However, Knapp and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver won’t speak with the media until later this week.

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  • theghostronin79

    HAAAAAA

  • Los Raida Locos

    Bring back Al LaCosalle like quick now.

  • Dakota

    Elway broke 300 yards rushing only one year….

    Newton has 1300 yards rushing in less than 2 seasons.

    GRIII 748 yards rushing this year.

    McNabb did have a 600 yard season in his early days, and some 400 yard seasons…..and didn’t last much past 32. Same story with McNair.

    Those guys didn’t run near as much as Newton and RGIII and they were not good into their mid to late 30s.

    There is now way Newton and RGII will be effective QBs past 32 years old.

    just part of the decision making process for teams when they have to choose between a good pocket passer and a good “new wave” QB.

    These guys are getting the beating of a QB and a backup running back at the same time.

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

    Not Palmer’s fault. If we had an effective OL and receivers not injured, we would be on a Palmer roll. He’s played good with what he’s been given. Add in Knapp and I feel sorry for Carson.

  • RaidingTexas

    Dakota Says:

    I thought you were joking about Favre…..he obviously was not a run orientated QB…..Jim Harbaugh? That’s pushing it….

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    So how are you defining run-oriented? I’m not sure what your criteria is. You said Fran Tarkenton, but Jim Harbaugh averaged more rushing yards per game played in than Fran.

  • Twocents

    DAV, agreed, but we are not in a position to stockpile picks for the future. We need help now.

  • RaiderLen

    Los Raida Locos Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    Run Run was popular with the ladies.
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    Nice.

  • Los Raida Locos

    Exlaraiderseasonticketholder Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    Not Palmer’s fault. If we had an effective OL and receivers not injured, we would be on a Palmer roll. He’s played good with what he’s been given. Add in Knapp and I feel sorry for Carson.

    ————

    Palmer woulda been a whole lot better with HueJax as his HC and Saunders as the OC. That is a factual footnote in Raider history.

  • Dakota

    155.RaidingTexas Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    Dakota Says:

    I thought you were joking about Favre…..he obviously was not a run orientated QB…..Jim Harbaugh? That’s pushing it….

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    So how are you defining run-oriented? I’m not sure what your criteria is. You said Fran Tarkenton, but Jim Harbaugh averaged more rushing yards per game played in than Fran.

    ++++++++++++

    See #138.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Twocents Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    DAV, agreed, but we are not in a position to stockpile picks for the future. We need help now.

    —-

    That thinking is what has so many fans angry..

    This is and was never a 1-2 year thing.

    So I promise Reggie will take all the picks in any year he can get..

  • Los Raida Locos

    RaiderLen Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 2:32 pm
    Los Raida Locos Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    Run Run was popular with the ladies.
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    Nice.

    ————–

    The dude was at a lot of Raiderette charity events decked out real slick. Knew what he was doin.

  • Los Raida Locos

    What coach got let go by the Raiders???

  • RaiderLen

    Twocents Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    DAV, agreed, but we are not in a position to stockpile picks for the future. We need help now.
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    We need lots of picks and cap space.

    Future picks are generally the following year, and those future picks are a round higher than they would be in the given draft year.

    A 2013 2nd rnd pick would equate to a 2014 1st, as a general rule.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Dakota Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Elway broke 300 yards rushing only one year….

    Newton has 1300 yards rushing in less than 2 seasons.

    GRIII 748 yards rushing this year.

    McNabb did have a 600 yard season in his early days, and some 400 yard seasons…..and didn’t last much past 32. Same story with McNair.

    Those guys didn’t run near as much as Newton and RGIII and they were not good into their mid to late 30s.

    There is now way Newton and RGII will be effective QBs past 32 years old.
    ===============

    why didn’t elway run for as many yards as newton and rgIII /

    1. he wasnt put in an offense that required qb runs called rom the side line until late i his career, when shanahn instituted the boot leg system

    2. he didnt have the wheels like newton or griffin, and this is the main reason.

    3. elway won superbowls in his mid/late 30′s and was far better at the end of his career.

    the fact the newton and griffin are simply head and shoulders above elway in terms of athletic ability in no way means they are less accomplished pocket passers.

    Dakota, break out of your out dated thinking and labeling mechanisms.

    You do realize the rushing totals fpr a qb count both scrambles and designed runs right?

    Most of newtons and griffins biggest runs are on scrambles, not the called runs.

    They have better run totals BECAUSE THEY ARE BETTER RUNNERS.

    They are just as good from the pocket, you dont have to accept it.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    throwing picks in 9 straight games isnt palmer fault??!?!?!

  • Los Raida Locos

    Maybe Denver will give us a pick since they feel sorry for us. And if the league wants the so called parity so bad, throw us an extra pick too. The ‘You Suck So Bad Compensation Pick’.

  • theghostronin79

    These guys are getting the beating of a QB and a backup running back at the same time.

    ==========

    Griffin’s knee yesterday?……..OUCH

  • RaidingTexas

    Dakota Says:

    See #138.

    ——————————————

    OK, so the population of quarterbacks is …. wait for it ….. ONE. Randall Cunningham. That’s not much of a sample to draw conclusions from.

    But anyway, he played until he was 38.

  • Dakota

    In 10 years we will know the answer…..maybe even sooner with Cam Newton.

  • Twocents

    We can all acknowledge that Palmer has thrown picks at the worst times but overlooked are the drops that have us going three and out all to often.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    For the record people that complain about hue being fired, should understand, that hue could not have saved palmer.

    palmer is actually playing much much better football in knapps offens then he did in hu jack/ suanders system.

    he threw a ton of picks last year and has at least cut those down.

    vertical passing offense would have been a disaster for palmer

  • Dakota

    168.RaidingTexas Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    Dakota Says:

    See #138.

    ——————————————

    OK, so the population of quarterbacks is …. wait for it ….. ONE. Randall Cunningham. That’s not much of a sample to draw conclusions from.

    But anyway, he played until he was 38.

    +++++++++++++++++++

    I pointed you to that post to show that I took back my Tarkenton comment. He was not a running QB.

    And I have pointed to Cunningham as one of the few run orientated QBs to make a career into his mid to late 30s….which is my point, these QBs are not going to last much past 32 years old. They are being asked to take the beating of a QB and of a backup RB.

    If they can adapt and become great pocket passing QBs then maybe they will have a chance to have long careers.

    Only time will tell.

  • radrntn

    well if greg ran practice, i wonder if the defensive players wanted to take a knapp as well…..zzzz,zzzz,zzzz,zzzzz,zzzzz the intensity must have been overwhelming to say the least.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Palmers int’s all occurred on windy days.

  • The Big Banana

    vertical passing offense would have been a disaster for palmer

    —–

    Lol! Is that why DHB enjoyed the best production of his career with Palmer and Hue?

  • Relentless

    Why are we even reinstating SloMo? Activate someone else. Great cut since we all have seen Adams coverage. Hopefully we get to see TP6 this week.

  • Relentless

    Does anyone really believe the players haven’t checked out? Do they really believe in their coaches anymore? I don’t even think they care if Mark fights for their job or not. And this will continue for years.

  • MiamiRaider78

    I think a good portion of the team has checked out.

  • tonedeezy

    All the Hue lovers only remember the highlights, and there were a few.

    However, I remember Palmer standing outside the huddle, shoulders sagging, waiting patiently for a play from the sideline…as all of the momentum they had been building wasted away…

    It wasn’t Palmer’s fault that neither he nor Campbell nor Gradkowski could score offensive touchdowns in the 4th quarter.

  • chuck

    What happen to all the Reggie lovers that thought we were going to the playoffs after we beat the chiefs,hardly hear a word from Raiderduck and lefty whoever Reggie pick was perfect now what.as for tonedeezy I wish we could play a 4th quarter that meant something.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    yeah raiderquack is gone, mctroll gave up…

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

    Elway never ran like what these guys are doing today. Steve Young maybe? He was more of a past first and then run if you have to QB.

    Cunningham is the only one I can think of that played into his thirties after starting out with that style. I don’t recall McNabb running around near as much as the RGIII & Cam Newton types.

    Name some if you can.

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    Steve McNair was a running QB from the time he became a starter in 1996 until about 2002, at which point he was constantly injured. In 2003 he essentially stopped running. Interestingly he had his best QB rating by far that season adn threw for a career high 24 TDs despite only playing 14 games. He continued playing until he was 34.

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

    vertical passing offense would have been a disaster for palmer

    =====

    Yeah, Palmer was really known for sucking in the vertical offense when he was throwing bomb after bomb after bomb to Ocho, er, Chad Johnson. Johnson had 4 of his best 5 pro seasons with Palmer airing it out to him. He averaged about 15 yards per catch during that stretch.

    He had a huge dropoff the season that Palmer wasn’t the QB (after his playoff knee injury) until the last 4 games. His average dropped all the way down into the 10′s of yards per catch. The next season with Palmer full time, right back to 14s.

  • DJ Johnny

    St. Louis Rams 2010= 7-9 2011= 2-14 2012=6-6-1

    Oakland Raiders 2010=8-8 2011=8-8 2012= 3-10

    If Rams can turn it around so can we.

    “But they have Bradford to build around”

    Bradford’s highest QB rating is 83.8..and it’s THIS YR.

    Palmer’s is 85.3 even with all the drops.

    Rams got rid of 24 players who are not even in the league anymore.

    Rams picked up Cortland Finnegan, Scott Wells and Kendall Langford (at DT/DE). NOT a major free agent splurge but significant.

    Their draft was SOLID with 4 immediate impact players.

    A good GM can get it done.

    “But they have Fisher as HC”.

    If DA is that far below Fisher in ability and is that much of a liability than he shouldn’t even be here.

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