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McClain still running with scout team

Middle linebacker Rolando McClain is at practice for the second straight day since his return from a two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. Don’t count on seeing him on the field anytime soon.
McClain was spotted wearing a green beanie over his helmet, a designation used to indicate that he is a player on the scout team.
Coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday that McClain will be a backup linebacker and special teams player. It’s conceivable that McClain won’t even be active for any of Oakland’s remaining three games.
It seems logical that the Raiders are holding on to McClain until teams are allowed to trade in the offseason, at which point they can attempt to get a draft pick in return.

– Strong safety Tyvon Branch is the only player not at practice today. He’s still nursing ankle and neck injuries.

– No word from the Raiders yet on whether Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs sold enough tickets for the game to be televised locally.
Six of Oakland’s first seven regular-season games were televised locally. It’s a stretch to envision the Raiders selling at leasat 85 percent of the tickets for this game, considering the Raiders are 3-10 and the Chiefs 2-11.

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  • The_Judge37

    242.Dakota Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    240.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    Would be a big mistake to take a CB in the first 3 rounds, ESPECIALLY after a trade down.

    _______________

    With a roster that needs everything you don’t believe in best player available?
    ———-

    I agree with that. Forget about position, just take the best guy availiable.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Dakota Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    240.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    Would be a big mistake to take a CB in the first 3 rounds, ESPECIALLY after a trade down.

    _______________

    With a roster that needs everything you don’t believe in best player available?

    —-

    Not in this case.

    Pass Rush is WAY more vital.

    The first 3 picks need to be 2 rushers and a Olineman.

    Start in the trenches.

  • Dakota

    KC has 8 starters out….they are throwing the game to make sure they get the #1 pick.

    We should start Pryor…

  • MiamiRaider78

    Raiders giving up 259 yds per game through the air, thats with no pass rush at all.

    I agree with DAV, got to build that Dline up.

  • inonewordraider

    although the espn announcer shouldn’t have made these comments on air the truth is this is how many people speak in private. reminds me of the hatred amongst many mexicans towards de la hoya. he wasn’t “hood” enough for most, seemed like he had a good upbringing, wasn’t getting into street fights even though he was still from the hood. Him quitting vs pacquiao and running the last two rounds v Trinidad made me lose some respect for him as a fighter but he was hated well before that. Also reminds me of Mexican Americans reverence of Mark Sanchez. Many say he’s “white washed”, grew up privaleged as if it’s a bad thing.

  • Dakota

    Hey, if there is no difference in potential between 3rd round CB and 3rd round DE, then yeah, take the DE….but if the CB is appreciably better, you take him.

    It is going to take several drafts to replenish this roster.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    wilson from giants runs 4.28…started to use him…but Reggie and DA let jones rot…

    —-

    They gave Jones a carry in the first game of the season. Fumble. Grab some bench.

  • The_Judge37

    254.MiamiRaider78 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Raiders giving up 259 yds per game through the air, thats with no pass rush at all.

    I agree with DAV, got to build that Dline up.
    ———-

    We gotta build up a whole lot of things. Last year when we were top 10 in sacks that didn’t help our defense either.

  • DEATHROW 55

    Not the only one that thinks that reggie is a f up , duck . He bleeds grn and yellow…

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    It makes no sense to start PALMER this week.

  • Priesttj12

    JONGRUDEN2013 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    Palmer will retire in 3 weeks,..Pryor will be cut.
    ********************************
    Norco don’t you have something better to do than come in here and sound like a damn fool?

  • The_Judge37

    260.RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    It makes no sense to start PALMER this week.
    ———-

    Then it’s almost guaranteed that Dennis Allen will do just that.

  • Jackie Bibby

    We also dont run enough, dmac only got 11 carries last game, you cant expect a player to have a bog day on the ground with 11 carries youve got to atleast give him 20 a game.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    must be a visor thing…adams fumbled hid first pung returns and goodson his first carries…try again.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Trade down:

    1- CB: Milliner, Rhodes, Banks, or Amerson
    2- OLB: Dion Jordan or A Barr
    3- DE: Brandon Jenkins
    4- OT: K Long if he was available or RB Michael Dyer

  • DutchRaider77

    @Dakota

    So are you starting DMAC in FF? Would you?

    I have Forte, Morris and DMAC…the Raider in me wants to start him, logic says no.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    254.MiamiRaider78 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Raiders giving up 259 yds per game through the air, thats with no pass rush at all.

    I agree with DAV, got to build that Dline up.
    ———-

    We gotta build up a whole lot of things. Last year when we were top 10 in sacks that didn’t help our defense either.

    —-

    Doesnt matter how good the CBs are, if the QB has all day to throw he will shred you. Period.

  • Dakota

    260.RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    It makes no sense to start PALMER this week.
    ____________________

    I can’t think of much, unless they are afraid it will pizz Palmer off going into next year.

    But even then….

  • Al_is_theraiders

    his first..lol

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    must be a visor thing…adams fumbled hid first pung returns and goodson his first carries…try again.

    —-

    Were they also fumbling in practice and not knowing the playbook and pass protections?

    This isnt Madden. You dont just plug a guy in.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    Mctroll20 is that you visor guy?

  • Al_is_theraiders

    you were at practice? or do you just believe visors?

  • The_Judge37

    267.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    254.MiamiRaider78 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Raiders giving up 259 yds per game through the air, thats with no pass rush at all.

    I agree with DAV, got to build that Dline up.
    ———-

    We gotta build up a whole lot of things. Last year when we were top 10 in sacks that didn’t help our defense either.

    —-

    Doesnt matter how good the CBs are, if the QB has all day to throw he will shred you. Period.
    ——

    Last year we were i think 7th in Sacks. Like i said our problems go a lot deeper than just a Pass rusher.

  • MiamiRaider78

    We do have to build plenty of things up but if we have no pass rush, everything else is susceptible to giving up big plays.

    Show me the best CB in the draft

    And i’ll assure you he can’t cover an NFL WR for 5 or 6 seconds.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Raider O Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    Trade down:

    1- CB: Milliner, Rhodes, Banks, or Amerson
    2- OLB: Dion Jordan or A Barr
    3- DE: Brandon Jenkins
    4- OT: K Long if he was available or RB Michael Dyer

    —-

    Jordan wont be there in the 2nd. Long wont be there in the 4th.

    Anything with a CB in the 1st round in regards to the Raiders needs toilet paper attatched to it.

    With all due respect..

  • severeraiderz

    RaiderDuck Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    Severeraiderz Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 1:54 pm
    RaiderDuck Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    Slavery ended 150 years ago (give or take).

    Can we please all move the [bleep] on?

    /////////////////

    Really dumb comment

    ==============================================

    How so? There is nobody alive who was ever an American slave, and almost nobody who was the child of one. Yet I keep hearing the “We were brought here in chains” refrain way too bloody often whenever Affirmative Action and whatnot is discussed. Go check out Bill Cosby’s “Pound Cake” speech and some of what he talks about. There’s nothing wrong at all with taking control of your own destiny and refusing to let society grind you into the dirt.

    ////////////////////////////

    Basically what you are saying is that in a race that black people are running with ankle weights attached and with white people having been given a 300 year head start that black people should just catch up. Sure some people would be strong enough and fast enough to, but when the odds are not even you can not expect an even result. Black people should not play the victim role, but they must understand the circumstances and fight to change them.

  • Dakota

    266.DutchRaider77 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    @Dakota

    So are you starting DMAC in FF? Would you?

    I have Forte, Morris and DMAC…the Raider in me wants to start him, logic says no.
    +++++++++++

    McFadden is going for 150 yards and 2 TDs this weekend. KC is signing up CLF players to start because they are throwing the final three games to make sure they get the #1 pick.

    Start him.

  • MiamiRaider78

    The was last year.

  • rediaR

    CB and pass rusher are both needed equally. Just go BPA.

  • fingers

    Goodell wants to add more teams to the playoff?….. Kind of a Goat bowl?…we might qualify …

  • Priesttj12

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    wilson from giants runs 4.28…started to use him…but Reggie and DA let jones rot…
    ***************************************
    You are confusing a real GM and HC with a binch of bungling idiots running this team. Who else would cause the demise of their own best player by running a scheme he struggles in and then hold out the backups so gthey can’t be a factor either. When the media begged to see Marcel Reece the response was “what for?”.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    267.DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    254.MiamiRaider78 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Raiders giving up 259 yds per game through the air, thats with no pass rush at all.

    I agree with DAV, got to build that Dline up.
    ———-

    We gotta build up a whole lot of things. Last year when we were top 10 in sacks that didn’t help our defense either.

    —-

    Doesnt matter how good the CBs are, if the QB has all day to throw he will shred you. Period.
    ——

    Last year we were i think 7th in Sacks. Like i said our problems go a lot deeper than just a Pass rusher.

    —-

    I dont believe sacks are the only measure in regards to getting after the QB.

    What did we rank in 3rd down%?

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    duck,

    bill cosby made his entire fortune entertaining white people

    he is not a person that is changing anything of importance for black people.

    he does not speak for black peole, he is for the status quo

  • severeraiderz

    Severeraiderz Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    RaiderDuck Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    Severeraiderz Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 1:54 pm
    RaiderDuck Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    Slavery ended 150 years ago (give or take).

    Can we please all move the [bleep] on?

    /////////////////

    Really dumb comment

    ==============================================

    How so? There is nobody alive who was ever an American slave, and almost nobody who was the child of one. Yet I keep hearing the “We were brought here in chains” refrain way too bloody often whenever Affirmative Action and whatnot is discussed. Go check out Bill Cosby’s “Pound Cake” speech and some of what he talks about. There’s nothing wrong at all with taking control of your own destiny and refusing to let society grind you into the dirt.

    /////////////////////

    I raped your mother before you were born and the PTSD caused her to commit suicide, but that was ages ago and no one who was affected by it is alive now, can’t we just move on and be pals?

    That’s what you sound like

  • MiamiRaider78

    Goodell wants to add more playoff games but he also worries about players being injured and ect.

    He’s not the Good’ell

    He’s the Devil’dell

  • DennisAllensVisor

    rediaR Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    CB and pass rusher are both needed equally. Just go BPA.

    —-

    Needed yes, equally no.

  • Dakota

    Hmmm, that article on Nnamdi said that the CBs can’t cover long enough to allow the pass rush to get to the QB.

    We are saying the d-line needs to get to the QB so protect the CBs.

    Chicken or the egg argument.

    Take the BPA…..which I think in the first round is going to be D-line anyhow based on mock drafts.

  • The_Judge37

    I dont believe sacks are the only measure in regards to getting after the QB.

    What did we rank in 3rd down%?
    ——

    Probably horrible. But you seem to think Pass Rush is a priority. Truth is we have priority on every level. Dline, LB’s, CB’s, Safties

  • severeraiderz

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    duck,

    bill cosby made his entire fortune entertaining white people

    he is not a person that is changing anything of importance for black people.

    he does not speak for black peole, he is for the status quo

    ///////////////////

    I could easily counter his bill cosby with tim wise, but it’s not even worth a fight. People that have it all can never sympathize with people that have to fight for everything they have

  • MiamiRaider78

    DT/DE

    DE/DT

    Should be our selections in the first few rounds.

  • The_Judge37

    We had a pass rush last year and still sucked

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    inonewordraider Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    although the espn announcer shouldn’t have made these comments on air the truth is this is how many people speak in private. reminds me of the hatred amongst many mexicans towards de la hoya. he wasn’t “hood” enough for most, seemed like he had a good upbringing, wasn’t getting into street fights even though he was still from the hood. Him quitting vs pacquiao and running the last two rounds v Trinidad made me lose some respect for him as a fighter but he was hated well before that. Also reminds me of Mexican Americans reverence of Mark Sanchez. Many say he’s “white washed”, grew up privaleged as if it’s a bad thing.
    =======

    i cant speak for Mexicans or anyone else

  • DennisAllensVisor

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    I dont believe sacks are the only measure in regards to getting after the QB.

    What did we rank in 3rd down%?
    ——

    Probably horrible. But you seem to think Pass Rush is a priority. Truth is we have priority on every level. Dline, LB’s, CB’s, Safties

    —-

    It is.

    The game of football today is all about passing.

    You have to have the basic foundation of a rush or the others dont matter.

    There is enough talent in the secondary to get us by this draft IMO.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    severeraiderz Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    duck,

    bill cosby made his entire fortune entertaining white people

    he is not a person that is changing anything of importance for black people.

    he does not speak for black peole, he is for the status quo

    ///////////////////

    I could easily counter his bill cosby with tim wise, but it’s not even worth a fight. People that have it all can never sympathize with people that have to fight for everything they have
    ========

    well said

    they shouldnt bring up race if they dont want to look in the miror

  • The_Judge37

    1st round should be RT, can’t really go wrong with the position at this point but we need a RT bad.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    The QB must go down, and he must go down hard.

  • The_Judge37

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    I dont believe sacks are the only measure in regards to getting after the QB.

    What did we rank in 3rd down%?
    ——

    Probably horrible. But you seem to think Pass Rush is a priority. Truth is we have priority on every level. Dline, LB’s, CB’s, Safties

    —-

    It is.

    The game of football today is all about passing.

    You have to have the basic foundation of a rush or the others dont matter.

    There is enough talent in the secondary to get us by this draft IMO
    ——–

    So then why were we so bad last year with a decent pass rush?

  • RaiderSam

    KoolKell Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    Dr_robert Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Missdick was embarrassed and claimed his handle was hijacked. Can we get a green beanie for missdick?
    ——————
    Do you have any Raider takes, dumbass troll?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    THANK YOU. “hijacked” ridiculous and stupid hype

  • Dakota

    I have seen QBs pass the ball against our CB within a couple of seconds after the snap…..if you can’t cover even that long how are the pass rushers supposed to get to the QB?

    Then i have seen the QB drop back for seemingly 12 seconds….how are you supposed to cover that long?

    We just suck at EVERYTHING!

    FIRE THE COACHING STAFFFFFFFF!!!!!!! CUT ALL THE PLAYERS!!!!!!

  • Al_is_theraiders

    it is mcvisor…lol