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Branch back at practice, still no Seymour

Strong safety Tyvon Branch returned to practice today, and he now factors into the mix for the Raiders game plan against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Branch is battling ankle and neck issues of late. If he can’t play Sunday against the Chiefs or he aggravates an injury, Mike Mitchell will take his place.
Defensive tackle Richard Seymour is the only player unable to practice today. Therefore, it’s likely that he won’t play Sunday and miss a sixth straight game.
Seymour suffered a hamstring injury against the Buccaneers on Nov. 4 and hasn’t played since that day. He returned to practice this week, only to suffer a “setback” Thursday, in coach Dennis Allen’s words.

– Still no official word from the Raiders on whether Sunday’s game sold enough tickets for the game to be televised locally.
The Raiders were granted a one-day extension by the league, which bodes well for the Raiders selling at least 85 percent of the tickets needed to avert a blackout.
Six of Oakland’s first seven regular-season home games were televised locally. The only game that failed to sell enough tickets was the one against the Browns on Dec. 2.
Fourteen of the past 15 home games were televised locally.

– Interesting item from ESPN’s Adam Schefter today:
Schefter said the Seattle Seahakws MVP jsut might be assistant head coach Tom Cable. Yes, that Tom Cable.
Here’s what Schefter wrote:
“Ask any Seattle player, and he will speak of how important Cable has been. He has helped give Seattle its physical mindset. (Running back Marshawn) Lynch even waited for reassurance that Cable would be back for 2012 before he agreed to re-sign.”
Schefter opined that Cable is on track to be considered for another head coaching gig in the NFL based on the wonders he has worked with the Seahawks.

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  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    The Port Arthur Massacre in Australia is one of the clearer examples of that.

    http://www.whale.to/b/viallspam.html

    A bonafide mental retard with no shooting experience, achieving 30 hits and 20 kills from 29 bullets in 90 seconds, is so tell-tale.

    And the time-stamps don’t add up, him being in two different places at too close a time gap. Two armed men with trained military background.

  • Dakota

    There is a local case where a guy in his twenties is suspected of killing him mom because she wouldn’t give him a cut of money she had just come into.

    Smh

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    To be fair, Cable’s best year was when Hue was calling the Offense. Even Cable was willing to give up on the ZBS for the sake of the team. Probably wasn’t up to him, but he didn’t whine or complain, just kept coaching.
    ======================================

    True, but they were running Cables offense not Jacksons. And some of Jackson’s success probably has to do with the team running the same system for two years as much as you guys are going to hate to hear that. But the league caught up to Jackson as a playcaller in his tenure as HC.

  • inonewordraider

    There is NO reason to play Lionheart, none what so ever. TP or bust.
    ___________
    gannon was in his season 12 when he got here, seasons over evaluate everyone, it’s only his 6th year

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Russell was there for the lst year and a half of Cables two and a half year tenure. How anyone can have ANY cred in the NFL with Jamarcus Russell tied around their neck is testament right there.
    ——–

    Yeah he’s a POS, Russell of coarse. But even you have to admit, the mixing and matching of Bruce and Jason was a bad decision. Same for Henderson and Veldheer. Like i said, i liked Cable. He was changing the culture but wasn’t going to turn the corner, even though were weren’t ready for banking any corners.
    ===================================

    I agree, but as I have said on this site many times, these coaches have to see what they have. Look at Veldheer. to Cables credit, he knew he had a player there, but was Veldheer better as a center or LT? And even if he was a better center or wanted to play center, would the team be better with him at LT? Those are the decisions that sometimes get lost in translation.

  • big pep

    LMAO, at this article about Cable. There are men who are great at leading, then there are men who make great assistants for these leaders. Tom cable,Norv turner,Hue jackson,Wade phillips, just to name a few, make great assistants but they are, 2 pickles shy of a deluxe burger, and not all coaches can take the pressure or stress related to the job.

  • lefty12

    #49-Jesus-you can’t be serious.That is pretty sick.

  • HayesDaze37

    Matt Leinart’s not the answer. Not even close.

    The Raiders don’t need a good, serviceable, QB to replace Carson Palmer. The Raiders need a GREAT QB to replace Palmer.

    Want to be in the Playoffs year-in and year-out? Don’t bring in the highest-profile HC or/and GM. Be lucky enough (and astute enough) to land a true “franchise QB.”

    A great QB makes GM’s, Coaches, and the Players around him look better. A great QB makes a Bill Belichik look like he re-invented the football. A great QB keeps his Team in the hunt for years.

    Matt Leinart is a college has-been. TP may have some talent…but does he have enough to be great? Does he have the brains to be great? We need to see…but odds are against him being the answer, also.

    The Raiders need a few new legends. From anywhere on the field. But, especially at QB.

  • EpaVet

    Just because you are a GREAT assistant doesn’t make you a good Head Coach.

    Josh McDaniels
    Ron Rivera
    Steve Spagnulo
    Romeo Crennel
    Todd Haley

    All great “coordinators” but terrible head coaches! Any great head coach with talent can make all his assistants look very good!

  • J Hill

    WTF is wrong with people man?!?!

    Kids????

    And you would think you wouldn’t need to stay heated in these good neighborhoods.

    I’m going to start rethinking that.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Lefty12 Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    #49-Jesus-you can’t be serious.That is pretty sick.

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

    Remember that we live in a world where people also believe that 9/11 was an inside job, 0bama was born in Kenya, and the “Clinton Body Count” is real.

    There will be a segment of people who will believe the exciting fantasy over the banal truth.

  • http://alswingman.blogspot.com alswingman

    Tom “Laying” Cable is irrelevant to anything and everything other than wife beaters anonymous which is where he belongs.

    Big Dick Seymour is irrelevant, happy to swindle Al Davis in his dying days as a “franchise” player and is coasting, making millions for standing like a doofus on the sidelines with no value at all other than to Big Dick himself.

    Branch is damaged goods, shopworn and… irrelevant.

    What else you got Cork?

  • RockinRaider

    Are you stoopid or something koolkell?
    Right after a post shows someone in China attacking children, you post that this is normal in America, but no where else?

    Short attention span?

    • inonewordraider Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 10:28 am
    http://www. cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57559179/china-school-knife-attack-leaves-23-injured/
    ——————————————————
    • KoolKell Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 10:44 am
    This schit is Normal in America, but nowhere else in the world.

  • jesusraiderjim

    lefty12 Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    #49-Jesus-you can’t be serious.That is pretty sick.

    ———————————————

    Lefty

    I am not a very political guy but I have been a shhep for way too long.

    I do not want to believe this, but some of the facts behind it are really head scratchers.
    I did not post this to debate it or argue or piss people off.
    Do some research. Hint: it will not be in the main stream media.

    Start with Aurora, the Government is manipulating these people to do their bidding. They ultimately want to take away our guns and rights so we will not be able to fight back. The revolution is not far off if we do not wake up.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    J Hill Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    WTF is wrong with people man?!?!

    Kids????

    And you would think you wouldn’t need to stay heated in these good neighborhoods.

    I’m going to start rethinking that.
    =========================================

    First and foremost whoever perpetrated this should get ABSOLUTELY NO RUN. I don’t want to know their name, I don’t want to see this idiots grill, absolutely nothing about them other than “deranged gun toting idiot”. When deranged gun toting idiots no longer get glory and fame and attention, I will bet you will see a very sharp drop off in these kinds of incidents.

  • DMAC

    Later peoples!
    Put one in da air Green party!
    Ya have a safe, solid weekend playuhs.
    Go A’s!
    Go Dubs!
    Go Cal Bears!
    Go Raiders!

    HC – Shaw
    OC – Norv
    DC – Romeo

  • jesusraiderjim

    I can’t imagine being one of these parents when it was going down.

    I really can’t imagine being one of the parents who lost a kid.

    It makes me want to puke, cry, and kick the SVHT out of someone.

  • J Hill

    Nah …

    Do you know what type of nut case you have to be to kill Pops first, leave the house, drive to Moms work, pop her, then go postal on some KIDS????

    Lone nut here fellas.

  • lefty12

    Was it his Dad or his brother?

  • jesusraiderjim

    The cowardice of it all! What a sick, demented FVCK. If there is a hell this guy should head right to the front of the line. Or are we living in hell?

  • RockinRaider

    Cable-another case of an ex-raider going elsewhere, and doing well.
    the list is so very long of players/coaches leaving, and excelling with other teams.
    The list is pretty short of players/coaches coming to Oakland and doing better than their previous gigs.
    Easy to figure out why.

  • J Hill

    When deranged gun toting idiots no longer get glory and fame and attention, I will bet you will see a very sharp drop off in these kinds of incidents.

    ——————————————————————————-

    But this is America. Built and molded by guns and violence.

    I bet you if we were all strapped, a lot of this BS would stop.

  • jesusraiderjim

    We all need to get strapped and do it as soon as possible.

    I am going to sign up for a CC permit in about an hour.

  • Dakota

    I wonder what % of these nut cases come from broken homes, rarely attend church (I am not big on church, but obviously right from wrong is not getting through to these young people), and spend large amounts of time playing first-person shooter video games?

  • CVRaider

    At least Cable told Knapp he sucked ballz and stripped him of play calling duties. DA only strips players of their duties ie: Jones, ausberry, chekwa, curry.

  • jesusraiderjim

    Anyone think Jones gets some reps next game?

    stupid question I know.

  • RockinRaider

    Seymour Bush Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    J Hill Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    WTF is wrong with people man?!?!

    Kids????

    And you would think you wouldn’t need to stay heated in these good neighborhoods.

    I’m going to start rethinking that.
    =========================================

    First and foremost whoever perpetrated this should get ABSOLUTELY NO RUN. I don’t want to know their name, I don’t want to see this idiots grill, absolutely nothing about them other than “deranged gun toting idiot”. When deranged gun toting idiots no longer get glory and fame and attention, I will bet you will see a very sharp drop off in these kinds of incidents.
    ————————-
    Not sure this guy falls into the “wants attention” category. Sounds more like he flipped, and totally lost it.
    As compared to the ones who love seeing their name in lights. the serial killers who save their clips.
    Reportedly, one of the things that Dennis Ryder misses the most is reading about his horrible crimes, and part of his seclusion is he will never have access to anything printed about him, or his horrible deeds.

  • rudegruden

    EpaVet Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    Just because you are a GREAT assistant doesn’t make you a good Head Coach.

    Josh McDaniels
    Ron Rivera
    Steve Spagnulo
    Romeo Crennel
    Todd Haley

    All great “coordinators” but terrible head coaches! Any great head coach with talent can make all his assistants look very good!

    ———————-

    Agree with the list above except for maybe Todd Haley. I think he got a raw deal in KC.

    As for those who are saying this about Cable and Jackson. The coaches on this great assistants and horrible head coaches have failed miserably at the HC position. Neither Cable or Jackson failed miserably. They were give 1 year and they were average. I wouldn’t put them in what i call the “Norv Turner” category until they have proven to fail.

  • Dakota

    Tom Cable got nearly 3 years, and owes his only 8-8 season to Hue opening up the offense and a very very weak schedule.

    I would love to see Cable coach an AFC West rival.

  • rudegruden

    Dakota Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    I wonder what % of these nut cases come from broken homes, rarely attend church (I am not big on church, but obviously right from wrong is not getting through to these young people), and spend large amounts of time playing first-person shooter video games?

    ———————

    Agree with nut cases most likely coming from broken homes.

    However, video games?????? Yes nut cases most likely play violent video games, but video games don’t contribute to a person becoming a complete whack job.

  • RockinRaider

    jesusraiderjim Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    We all need to get strapped and do it as soon as possible.

    I am going to sign up for a CC permit in about an hour.
    ====================
    lol
    You can’t just walk up and get a CC permit.
    As well, a CC permit is usually only good in the city you applied for it. You can’t go outside the limit, and carry. have to apply in each and every jurisdiction, and most Captains that ok CC, do so only in extreme circumstances, knowing their decision could come back and cost them their job, or their position.

  • RockinRaider

    Sadly, as many nutjobs who lose it come from solid family backgrounds, as broken homes.

  • rudegruden

    Dakota Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    Tom Cable got nearly 3 years, and owes his only 8-8 season to Hue opening up the offense and a very very weak schedule.

    I would love to see Cable coach an AFC West rival.

    ———————-

    I can see the point of Cable succeeding because of Hue.

    I’m not 100% convinced I would want to see Cable as an AFC West rival…well not at this point. His passion alone will push his team to beat us (because our coaches obvious lack all passion). But if we did have a good team, we would probably feast on a cable coached team.

  • DKnight007

    http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2012/12/13/coordinators-knapp-tarver-expect-leap-in-production-next-season/

    ^^^^^^^^
    DA and Knapp still went around the question. Idiots.

    This team is not going anywhere with these clowns as the coaches.

    Believe it!

  • Dakota

    80.rudegruden Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    Dakota Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    I wonder what % of these nut cases come from broken homes, rarely attend church (I am not big on church, but obviously right from wrong is not getting through to these young people), and spend large amounts of time playing first-person shooter video games?

    ———————

    Agree with nut cases most likely coming from broken homes.

    However, video games?????? Yes nut cases most likely play violent video games, but video games don’t contribute to a person becoming a complete whack job.

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

    Hey, I still play violent video games occasionally, but I could see where playing these ultra-realistic first person shooter video games since you were 10 years old, could, over time, desensitize you to the point that you could pull the trigger on children. Just food for thought. I grew up playing video games all the time, mostly sports, but some violent games…..but back in the 1990s there were no where near as realistic as they have become over the past decade.

    I think they are cool, but maybe there is something to this?

    I don’t know.

    Guns have been easily accessible for the past 200+ years in this country…..what else has changed in that time to make these events more and more prevalent?

  • CVRaider
  • RockinRaider

    J Hill Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    When deranged gun toting idiots no longer get glory and fame and attention, I will bet you will see a very sharp drop off in these kinds of incidents.

    ——————————————————————————-

    But this is America. Built and molded by guns and violence.

    I bet you if we were all strapped, a lot of this BS would stop.
    ———————–
    You would be right. Gun laws protect crimi-nals, not average Joe citizen.
    Crimi-nals will always have guns.

  • eastoaklandraider

    But Greg, youve never been responsible for an improving unit. Your first season in SF, 2001, they finished 3rd in scoring. 2002, 9th. 2003, 13th. Regression each year. You were let go by SF.

    You went over to ATL in 05. They finished 14th in scoring your first season, 16th your second. More regression. You were let go by ATL.

    You came here in 07, and we ended up 23rd. 2008, we end up 29th, AND you had play calling stripped from you MID-SEASON. We actually IMPROVED when Cable started calling plays. Yikes. Once again, regression. You were not retained.

    Went to Seattle in 09, where they let you go after one season where you got them to 25th in scoring. They let you go, hire Tom Cable as assistant head coach, where he implements the ZBS in HIS vision, and BOOM, Seattle is now one of the top rushing teams in the league.

    Which brings you back to the Oakland Raiders in 2012. In your first season back, you have us ranked 25th in scoring. Last season, we were 16th, and lost our owner, starting QB, and starting RB mid-season.

    I dont even need to throw any negative comments at Greg Knapp about his abilities. At this point, Im just starting to feel sorry for him. He’s just never been any good, and its written history.
    —————-

    Can we get this info forwarded to Mark and Amy?

  • RockinRaider

    The filter here is so whack.
    I had to hypen criminals for the previous post to go through. Let’s see if this goes through.

  • inonewordraider

    9/11 was an inside job
    ___________
    watch the videos on this, alotta bs but here are some facts:

    the buildings came down demolition/freefall style no resistance from lower floors

    firecaptain at the scene said it was an isolated fire can be contained within two floors of the building thus people can go back to work

    byu chemist studied the ash and found undeniable evidence of heavy amounts of explosive materials throughout the soot

    in the history of buildings set aflame, 3 have completely collapsed all 3 were at the wtc site

    there was a 3rd building that collapsed demolition/freefall style that day that wasn’t hit by a plane. Buildings tentants included the secret service, irs and cia

    dozens of survivors that were in the building claimed of hearing and feeling the effects of large explosions in the building underneath the building and before the planes hit

    NORAD trained in stopping terrorists planes from crashing into the pentagon/white house/ and buildings were nowhere to be found while bush and rice denied ever being able to predict something like this happening

    in an age of video surveilance there’s no video evidence of a plane hitting the pentagon

    owner collected 4.6 billion in insurance claims on the attacks

    no evidence of bodies where the plane crashed

  • jesusraiderjim

    RockinRaider Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    jesusraiderjim Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    We all need to get strapped and do it as soon as possible.

    I am going to sign up for a CC permit in about an hour.
    ====================
    lol
    You can’t just walk up and get a CC permit.
    As well, a CC permit is usually only good in the city you applied for it. You can’t go outside the limit, and carry. have to apply in each and every jurisdiction, and most Captains that ok CC, do so only in extreme circumstances, knowing their decision could come back and cost them their job, or their position.thanks for your incorrect insight.

    The cc permit is good for the whole state I live in. Class starts tomorrow and 8 hrs later I will be able to CC.
    Thanks for playing
    ——————————————-

  • rudegruden

    Dakota Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    80.rudegruden Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    Dakota Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    I wonder what % of these nut cases come from broken homes, rarely attend church (I am not big on church, but obviously right from wrong is not getting through to these young people), and spend large amounts of time playing first-person shooter video games?

    ———————

    Agree with nut cases most likely coming from broken homes.

    However, video games?????? Yes nut cases most likely play violent video games, but video games don’t contribute to a person becoming a complete whack job.

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

    Hey, I still play violent video games occasionally, but I could see where playing these ultra-realistic first person shooter video games since you were 10 years old, could, over time, desensitize you to the point that you could pull the trigger on children. Just food for thought. I grew up playing video games all the time, mostly sports, but some violent games…..but back in the 1990s there were no where near as realistic as they have become over the past decade.

    I think they are cool, but maybe there is something to this?

    I don’t know.

    Guns have been easily accessible for the past 200+ years in this country…..what else has changed in that time to make these events more and more prevalent?

    —————————–

    I personally think (which I have no evidence of) the exposure to instant and massive press play a big role. I’m not blaming the media, but now completely crazy people think they can make a country wide and maybe World wide impact by performing crazy acts. They know how quickly information is released and how much of it there is out there. I truly think they believe these acts are their way of expressing their either views, troubles, or getting pure attention.

    Case in point this story will run for weeks and talk about the shooter and other political views (such as gun control). This was not the case in the past especially out such a large scale

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Why so much of this schit in this country? I think its the gun culture.

    More guns here than anywhere in the world.

  • DKnight007

    And loonies out there still don’t want tigther gun control laws??

    Wow!

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the deceased in the senseless tragedy on Connecticut.

    The children killed? OMG. Sad….

  • Dakota

    92.rudegruden Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I personally think (which I have no evidence of) the exposure to instant and massive press play a big role. I’m not blaming the media, but now completely crazy people think they can make a country wide and maybe World wide impact by performing crazy acts. They know how quickly information is released and how much of it there is out there. I truly think they believe these acts are their way of expressing their either views, troubles, or getting pure attention.

    Case in point this story will run for weeks and talk about the shooter and other political views (such as gun control). This was not the case in the past especially out such a large scale
    _____________

    Maybe…..but then why off yourself? Maybe that is the case with the Colorado nut job.

    Is it because they grew up being taught that they were somehow special and equal to all of their classmates, and once they got into the real world that is merit based, they couldn’t cope? Now this is the only way to garner the special attention they always thought and were taught they deserved?
    Maybe that is part of it.

  • raidertalk

    On second thought maybe Marcus Lattimore, is not a bad idea after all. McFadden’s contract is up next year. Maybe we can seat through the injuries next year and let Lattimore heal up on the bench and when DMAC is a FA we bring in Lattimore.
    I was originally against the idea of Lattimore but it could work out in that scenario –assuming he can still ball-up after he heals.

  • The_Judge37

    Seymour Bush Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    To be fair, Cable’s best year was when Hue was calling the Offense. Even Cable was willing to give up on the ZBS for the sake of the team. Probably wasn’t up to him, but he didn’t whine or complain, just kept coaching.
    ======================================

    True, but they were running Cables offense not Jacksons. And some of Jackson’s success probably has to do with the team running the same system for two years as much as you guys are going to hate to hear that. But the league caught up to Jackson as a playcaller in his tenure as HC.
    ———–

    Well it’s been said that Davis gave Hue sole control of the offense in Cable’s last year. Yes i do agree that it has to do with running the same offense for two years, continutity is good. But both Cable and Hue showed progress in their first years, even if it’s very little and doesn’t account for wins. There’s no progress going on here.

    Sure the league caught up to Hue’s gimmic plays. But They’re also on to Knapps basic plays.

  • The_Judge37

    Seymour Bush Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Russell was there for the lst year and a half of Cables two and a half year tenure. How anyone can have ANY cred in the NFL with Jamarcus Russell tied around their neck is testament right there.
    ——–

    Yeah he’s a POS, Russell of coarse. But even you have to admit, the mixing and matching of Bruce and Jason was a bad decision. Same for Henderson and Veldheer. Like i said, i liked Cable. He was changing the culture but wasn’t going to turn the corner, even though were weren’t ready for banking any corners.
    ===================================

    I agree, but as I have said on this site many times, these coaches have to see what they have. Look at Veldheer. to Cables credit, he knew he had a player there, but was Veldheer better as a center or LT? And even if he was a better center or wanted to play center, would the team be better with him at LT? Those are the decisions that sometimes get lost in translation.
    -

    Agreed.

  • inonewordraider

    us gun deaths about 9000/yr
    japan (just as violent video games) 20 /yr
    canada (lots of guns) 200/yr

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Levi Damien‏@LeviDamien

    Allen said with regards to Leinart or Pryor getting snaps Sunday “Depends on the circumstance”

    Levi Damien‏@LeviDamien

    DA also said what I have been saying for weeks now with regard to the ‘what do we have to lose’ mentality saying “this isn’t preseason.”

    Levi Damien‏@LeviDamien

    DA also echoed some of what Greg Knapp said about having a rough start in new system using the term “growing pains”

    ————————————

    Can you believe this guy is the raiders HC?? sigh pathetic. DA/ KNAPP are the perfect marriage. ONly the raiders would get stuck with these two.