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Raiders quick notes

Some post practice and locker room notes before moving on to the print product . . .

– Raiders coach Dennis Allen wasn’t shedding any light on the details of what went on regarding the suspension of Rolando McClain. Allen did say, however, McClain had been informed he was being demoted to being a substitute linebacker and special teams player, and that’s the role he will continue in moving forward.

In other words, McClain got angry at the news he wasn’t starting _ he’d already lost his spot in the nickel defense before the Atlanta game _ and that precipitated the incident.

McClain was not present during the open locker room period.

Allen did not directly respond to McClain’s Facebook rants _ one of them had to do with playing for a “real team” _ saying things are said in the heat of the moment.

– Defensive tackle Richard Seymour practiced for the second straight day and Allen expects him to play. Seymour said his condition is about “same as Monday.”

– Allen said he expected Terrelle Pryor to play against Kansas City. Pryor has been active and had a set of plays to run in each of the last two games but hasn’t played.

– Defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi (illness) and strong safety Tyvon Branch (neck, ankle) did not particpate in practice.

– No worries about running back Darren McFadden _ he was a full participant in practice.

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  • The Big Banana

    War on drugs is a cash cow.

  • The_Judge37

    650 – Yeah problem with Shaughnessy has more to do with fans expectations of him. He’s not a playmaker or difference maker, but a solid player. Same goes for Houston.

  • bcz24

    If we had 11 Lamar Houston’s on the defense, we would be a hell of a lot better. What he lacks in pure talent he makes up for with his high motor.

  • DMAC

    Morning/ afternoon peoples!!!!!

    What up Green party?!
    WTF is smoking?

  • DMAC

    ron69 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Returning to football talk, it’s clear Kelly and Seymour ain’t coming back in 13 how about moving Matt Shaughnessy to the middle i mean:
    1— He came to the league weghing 265lbs and he looks a lot bigger now i say 285lbs could add a few pounds to say 295.
    2— He isn’t and never will be an speed rusher no matter his weight.
    3— He clearly has lost a step.
    4— He might not win many battles one on one but doesn’t get beat either.
    5— He hustles to the end has a good initial quickness and still got good instincts, not to mention great motor.
    Just a tought.
    ========

    Simple resolution….

    You have Shonasty switch to the other side. He’s clearly a base end, who holds the edge well.

  • jesusraiderjim

    I tremember before the season started being sooooo excited, and now I am just as excited for it to be over to see if “upper Management” is gonna get off theri ass and make some moves.

    Oh the horrrah!!

    Gotta see TP for most of the game.

  • DMAC

    Draft a pass rusher.
    Move Houston to the middle.
    Keep Bryant.
    Move Shonasty to the other side.

  • jesusraiderjim

    You should be our DC DMAC

    Got my vote. Will you be able to function in dual roles?

  • hwnrdr

    Whats up DMAC? Going on Sunday?

  • The_Judge37

    Move Lamar inside to the 3 technique, Switch Matt over to Lamar’s end spot and have Desmond start. Then look for a Pass rush DE in the Draft or Stop gap FA.

  • The_Judge37

    DMAC Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 9:52 am
    Draft a pass rusher.
    Move Houston to the middle.
    Keep Bryant.
    Move Shonasty to the other side.
    ———–

    What he said.

  • The_Judge37

    I’d also like to See Tyvon Branch move to Free Saftey.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Good morning Mr. Prez.
    Vote Green in 2016!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    So it seems Im not the only person that thinks its time to unsheathe pryor

    Rich Gannon — “Time to find out about Terrelle Pryor”

    Dan Pompei — “It might be Terrelle Pryor time in Oakland. ”

    both former athletes and media members are now clamoring for pryor to get his shot.

    What do people think of carson palmer?

    Posted by Mike Florio on December 8, 2012, 9:09 PM EST
    Denver Broncos v Oakland Raiders Getty Images

    With Raiders coach Dennis Allen that the time has come to see quarterback Terrelle Pryor play, the questions becomes whether Allen and the rest of the organization will soon be coming to the conclusion that quarterback Carson Palmer should not play.

    Though Allen stopped short of suggesting that Palmer could be benched this season, in the offseason Palmer could, in theory, be cut.

    Palmer, who arrived via trade in 2011, is due to earn a base salary of $13 million in 2013. The Raiders may decide that they can’t justify paying that much money to Palmer.

    So unless Palmer takes less from the Raiders, he may get nothing and like it. Or nor like it. Either way, it’s hard to see him getting every penny he’s due to make next year.

    Bob Glauber (Newsday, 32) — Raiders owe Carson Palmer $13 million next season. Doubt he’ll see that cash.

    I couldnt agree more

  • R8ER MIKE

    good day Mr.Prez and Mr.Vice Prez !!!
    hows life at the top of the GreenParty ??

  • J Hill

    Houston, Bryant, and ShoNicely are ALL 4-3 LDEs.

    Switch to the 3-4 and you have 2 of the better DEs in the league in Houston and Bryant.

    Trade Kelly and ShoNasty.

  • The_Judge37

    666.J Hill Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 9:59 am
    Houston, Bryant, and ShoNicely are ALL 4-3 LDEs.

    Switch to the 3-4 and you have 2 of the better DEs in the league in Houston and Bryant.

    Trade Kelly and ShoNasty.
    ———-

    Shaughnessy can play End in a 3-4. No need to trade, even though we can’t. Probably have to give up a draft pick in order to trade Kelly. Bryant can Play NT i’d like to think. But then it opens more holes in our LB’s

  • J Hill

    Damn I hope Matt Barkley BLOWS UP in offseason workouts and the combine.

    Maybe we get a nice package from Arizona to move up 3 spots.

  • R8drinOK

    Anyone catch the Marcus Allen football life episode on NFL network last night? That was tough to watch..made me cringe when they showed Al at Marcus’s HOF introduction…still would not shake the man’s hand even after Marcus thanked Al for drafting him. Then he made a sarcastic congrats comment to his Dad. Wow

  • Purvisman/Intrepid// Full Disclosure

    hwnrdr Says:
    Too bad the last 2 years though…Marcus was wasted talent on the bench! After he went to KC, they were 9-1 against us! I hated those 5 years!!!
    =======================================================
    KoolKell loved ‘em. Couldn’t stop talking about it last night. Got his Al hate on by proxy.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Salam Habibi!

    Did you fall asleep in the blog? Heard it’s cold in here at night and weird people show up.

    Wheres my bag? GDP! lol

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Still no JFB sighting ?

    Getting worried about him.

    Disagreed with JFB alot, but never found him disagreeable. Good guy.

    Hope he’s OK.

  • Dakota

    662.The_Judge37 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 9:56 am
    I’d also like to See Tyvon Branch move to Free Saftey.

    ++++++

    ….you forgot to add “for the Broncos” to that sentence.

  • hwnrdr

    Marcus did something that only Al knows…but it is what it is…

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Mush fell off the wagon.

  • hwnrdr

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:08 am
    Still no JFB sighting ?

    Getting worried about him.

    Disagreed with JFB alot, but never found him disagreeable. Good guy.

    Hope he’s OK.

    I know…didn’t even answer mine and Brien’s calls last Thursday…I hope he’s good!

  • mcfadden20.

    M1st1c is like a stupid person that nobody listens to but he will never stop trying to convince people to think that he got a point lol

  • Dakota

    672.RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:08 am
    Still no JFB sighting ?

    Getting worried about him.

    Disagreed with JFB alot, but never found him disagreeable. Good guy.

    Hope he’s OK.

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

    What happened?

  • Charlie

    Jhill

    I think you are overestimating the production of Bryant and Sho. They are at best back ups.

    My standard is beating teams like Baltimore, Packers and Patriots. Teams like we used to be.

    It is still at least three years away but we will not get even close with most of our lineman.
    The only keepers that I see are Wiz 2, Veldheer and Houston.
    We need a massive infusion of young athletic rookies on the lineS.
    True they will make some mistakes but they should be more durable and will certainly be more hungry.

  • Dan78

    hwnrdr Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Marcus did something that only Al knows…but it is what it is…
    ——-
    I remember a rumor of MA messing with a married woman and doing coke…Some crap like that…

  • jesusraiderjim

    yeah when he was at OJ’s house dude.

  • DMAC

    hwnrdr Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Whats up DMAC? Going on Sunday?
    =======

    Yes sir

  • DMAC

    jesusraiderjim Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 9:53 am

    You should be our DC DMAC

    Got my vote. Will you be able to function in dual roles?
    ======

    Yeah
    IM a multi-tasker
    I can smoke joints w/ my fellow Green party members and still call a better game them our bum ass coaches.
    lol

  • R8ER MIKE

    Dan78 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:12 am
    hwnrdr Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Marcus did something that only Al knows…but it is what it is…
    ——-
    I remember a rumor of MA messing with a married woman and doing coke…Some crap like that…

    ************
    ??? Carol ???

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    mcfadden20. Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:10 am

    M1st1c is like a stupid person that nobody listens to but he will never stop trying to convince people to think that he got a point lol
    ============

    why the insult macbootyjuice?

    Those were not my words, dont shoot the messenger.

    arent you a HUGE rich gannon fan? You disagree with hi or find him a less than credible source?

    Lol..truth hurts doesnt it impostor fan

  • The_Judge37

    673.Dakota Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:09 am
    662.The_Judge37 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 9:56 am
    I’d also like to See Tyvon Branch move to Free Saftey.

    ++++++

    ….you forgot to add “for the Broncos” to that sentence.
    ——-

    Well before this season i thought that would be ideal for someone with his speed and solo tackling ability. But he has gotten worse in his angles and coverage. But i still think he’s salvageable.

  • DMAC

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 9:58 am

    good day Mr.Prez and Mr.Vice Prez !!!
    hows life at the top of the GreenParty ??
    ============

    ODB!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hwnrdr

    Dan78 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:12 am
    hwnrdr Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Marcus did something that only Al knows…but it is what it is…
    ——-
    I remember a rumor of MA messing with a married woman and doing coke…Some crap like that…

    I remember someone in here made me spit up my coffee…someone mentioned that he was trying to fool around with Al’s wife, and then someone commented that Marcus got mad because Run Run beat him to it….LMAO!

  • The_Judge37

    Dan78 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:12 am
    hwnrdr Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Marcus did something that only Al knows…but it is what it is…
    ——-
    I remember a rumor of MA messing with a married woman and doing coke…Some crap like that…
    ——

    If that was the case then he’d have to hate everyone who played for him in the 70′s and 80′s. Probably more to it.

  • R8ER MIKE

    hwnrdr Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:17 am
    Dan78 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:12 am
    hwnrdr Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Marcus did something that only Al knows…but it is what it is…
    ——-
    I remember a rumor of MA messing with a married woman and doing coke…Some crap like that…

    I remember someone in here made me spit up my coffee…someone mentioned that he was trying to fool around with Al’s wife, and then someone commented that Marcus got mad because Run Run beat him to it….LMAO!

    *****************************
    ??? wonder if she took her teeth out ???
    hhhuuummmmmm !!!

  • J Hill

    Charlie,

    I thought Bryant looked best last year filling in at RDE and LDE. I said WOW on more that one occasion. Not quite fast enough to be a consistent RDE, imo. I agree that he is a backup DT, but I think he could be a pretty good 3-4 DE.

    I agree with you on ShoNasty being a backup player at this point behind Bryant and Houston. I think we might be able to get a draft pick for him though. Maybe a 4th.

  • hwnrdr

    LMAO Mike!!!
    For who? MA or Run Run???

  • MiamiRaider78

    Insults for breakfast? At least let’s get through lunch!

    =)

  • DMAC

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    hwnrdr Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:17 am
    Dan78 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:12 am
    hwnrdr Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Marcus did something that only Al knows…but it is what it is…
    ——-
    I remember a rumor of MA messing with a married woman and doing coke…Some crap like that…

    I remember someone in here made me spit up my coffee…someone mentioned that he was trying to fool around with Al’s wife, and then someone commented that Marcus got mad because Run Run beat him to it….LMAO!

    *****************************
    ??? wonder if she took her teeth out ???
    hhhuuummmmmm !!!
    ========

    lol
    Tag team w/ Betty?

  • DMAC

    J Heezy!!!!!!
    What up mayne?

  • DMAC

    How about dem DUBS?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jesusraiderjim

    Dudes

    Don’t start on Betty White yo!

    She is one talented, fine Hizzyy. LOL

  • R8ER MIKE

    lol DMAC !! only in a perfect world !!

  • DMAC

    I can see the Dubs having success like the Oakland A’s did this last season. They’re a bunch of youngsters having fun and they’re not intimidated by anyone. Lots of unselfish players on the team. Their believing in their selves and buying in. Playoffs here we come. Dubs for life!!!!

  • mcfadden20.

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:16 am

    mcfadden20. Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:10 am

    M1st1c is like a stupid person that nobody listens to but he will never stop trying to convince people to think that he got a point lol
    ============

    why the insult macbootyjuice?

    Those were not my words, dont shoot the messenger.

    arent you a HUGE rich gannon fan? You disagree with hi or find him a less than credible source?

    Lol..truth hurts doesnt it impostor fan

    Dude let it go LOL, the more you keep on saying the same thing over and over doesn’t give it more credibility, and coaching staff will decide what’s best for them and play guys accordingly lol, they ain’t listening to you old man