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By Steve Corkran
Friday, December 14th, 2012 at 1:24 pm in Oakland Raiders.

General manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen are intent upon taking an extensive look at every player on the 53-man roster, especially those that haven’t received much playing the first 13 games.
The process is well underway now that the Raiders are out of playoff contention. Just don’t expect to see players such as quarterback Terrelle Pryor, offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom and defensive end Jack Crawford from the outset Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.
“I don’t see any real major changeups as far as the starting lineup’s concerned, but we do want to see some of these guys get in some game action,” Allen said. “How much that is, I don’t know exactly right now. A lot of that, the game will dictate what that is.”
McKenzie said he particularly wants to see what Pryor can do in a regular-season game.
“That’s the only way I can evaluate him, is to play him,” McKenzie said Nov. 30. “Now, when he plays, how much he plays, that will be a charge to the coaching staff but, yes. … This is a good time to try to figure out what works best for him.”
The Raiders selected Pryor in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft in 2011. He has played one snap in 29 regular-season games in his NFL career.
Allen
Allen said a package of plays designed for Pryor to run was installed a few weeks ago. The proper situation hasn’t presented itself for Pryor to run those plays. It’s also possible that backup Matt Leinart will play before Pryor gets his chance, Allen added.
“The biggest thing is to start getting him into the game a little bit and let him see a little game action,” Allen said of Pryor. “I’m not ready to say that he’d be a starter.”
Pryor said he didn’t receive many reps during practice this week. Just the same, he is anticipating playing.
“I know I’ll be a tiny bit nervous,” Pryor said. “I haven’t played in awhile. Just pray through it and go out and do what I do. Progressions, no turnovers, have fun and smile. That’s it, at the end of the day. And Monday, learn, whether I did good or bad.”

– Tight ends Brandon Myers, Richard Gordon and David Ausberry were on equal footing during the offseason as the Raiders searched for a replacement for jettisoned starter Kevin Boss.
Myers quickly asserted himself as the heir apparent to Boss. Playing time for Ausberry and Gordon has dwindled as the season progressed. They played one snap each in Oakland’s most-recent game.
“We’ve had a chance to look at these guys a little bit,” Allen said. “We kind of know what we’ve got in these guys. They’re still in the lineup, and they’ll still be used pretty much the same way we’ve used them.”
That means a steady diet of special-teams play and very little playing time on offense.

– Defensive tackle Richard Seymour (hamstring) missed practice Friday, but there’s still a chance that he will play against the Chiefs, Allen said.
Seymour has missed the past five games with an injury he suffered Nov. 4 against the Buccaneers.
Strong safety Tyvon Branch (ankle, neck) returned to practice, and he is in the same boat as Seymour for Sunday. Allen said both will be evaluated before the game and a decision on their availability made at that time.

– The U.S. Marines will be at Sunday’s game to collect donations and accept new, unwrapped toys as part of their annual Toys for Tots program.
Also, running back Darren McFadden, fullback Marcel Reece, Myers and linebacker Miles Burris will sign autographs in exchange for a new, unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more at The Raider Image at Southland Mall in Hayward on Monday, from 6 p.m.-8.

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  • lefty12

    An AR-15 semi-automatic rifle was used in the Portland mall shootings.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Unfortunately, current federal law requires criminal background checks only for guns sold through licensed firearm dealers, which account for just 60% of all gun sales in the United States. A loophole in the law allows individuals not “engaged in the business” of selling firearms to sell guns without a license—and without processing any paperwork. That means that two out of every five guns sold in the United States change hands without a background check.

    Though commonly referred to as the “Gun Show Loophole,” the “private sales” described above include guns sold at gun shows, through classified newspaper ads, the Internet, and between individuals virtually anywhere.

    Unfortunately, only six states (CA, CO, IL, NY, OR, RI) require universal background checks on all firearm sales at gun shows. Three more states (CT, MD, PA) require background checks on all handgun sales made at gun shows. Seven other states (HI, IA, MA, MI, NJ, NC, NE) require purchasers to obtain a permit and undergo a background check before buying a handgun. Florida allows its counties to regulate gun shows by requiring background checks on all firearms purchases at these events. 33 states have taken no action whatsoever to close the Gun Show Loophole.

    http://www.csgv.org/issues-and-campaigns/gun-show-loophole

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    GG,..that POS Moore got bench a couple games ago,..ya he has no value.

  • The_Judge37

    KoolKell Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    JONGRUDEN2013 Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Looking to buy a really awesome Smith and Wesson 357 Mag for Christmas.
    ———————–
    Now the dumbass troll want’s attention. Smh.
    You see what I’m saying folks? Seriously.
    —-

    This i agree with you. It’s one thing to argue difference of opinion. It’s another to go rubbing it in someones face in light of the tragedy in CT.

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Old kell, no matter what you say, whatever old dated article you pull up, you cant walk out of a gun show with one. Nice try.

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    This is the world we live in people,..todays news didnt bother me at all,…these things happen almost daily now,…pretty routine. BFD

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Beginning in the early 2000s, gun shows became controversial in the United States.[4][5] Those concerned about these events claim that American gun shows are a primary source of illegally trafficked firearms, both within the United States and abroad.[6][7] Those supporting gun shows include gun clubs and their membership, especially the National Rifle Association, and their response has been massive because they feel their Second Amendment rights are being jeopardized.[8][9]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_shows_in_the_United_States

  • The_Judge37

    JONGRUDEN2013 Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    This is the world we live in people,..todays news didnt bother me at all,…these things happen almost daily now,…pretty routine. BFD
    ——-

    It’s easier to ignore your poor opinions on football. So i guess you’re succeeding with these types of posts.

  • DKnight007

    102.KoolKell Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    Unfortunately, current federal law requires criminal background checks only for guns sold through licensed firearm dealers, which account for just 60% of all gun sales in the United States. A loophole in the law allows individuals not “engaged in the business” of selling firearms to sell guns without a license—and without processing any paperwork. That means that two out of every five guns sold in the United States change hands without a background check.

    Though commonly referred to as the “Gun Show Loophole,” the “private sales” described above include guns sold at gun shows, through classified newspaper ads, the Internet, and between individuals virtually anywhere.

    Unfortunately, only six states (CA, CO, IL, NY, OR, RI) require universal background checks on all firearm sales at gun shows. Three more states (CT, MD, PA) require background checks on all handgun sales made at gun shows. Seven other states (HI, IA, MA, MI, NJ, NC, NE) require purchasers to obtain a permit and undergo a background check before buying a handgun. Florida allows its counties to regulate gun shows by requiring background checks on all firearms purchases at these events. 33 states have taken no action whatsoever to close the Gun Show Loophole.

    http://www.csgv.org/issues-and-campaigns/gun-show-loophole

    ^^^^^^^^
    Screw background checks.

    I’m talking full psychological evaluations is being part of the pre screening process before someone can buy a gun legally in this country.

    Once that happens…over half of the morons who own guns, won’t be able to buy them legally.

  • The_Judge37

    Unfortunately, only six states (CA, CO, IL, NY, OR, RI) require universal background checks on all firearm sales at gun shows. Three more states (CT, MD, PA) require background checks on all handgun sales made at gun shows. Seven other states
    ——–

    3 of the states you mentioned here have been the locations of the last 3 public shootings.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Those seeking to close the “Gun Show Loophole” argue that it provides convicted felons and other prohibited purchasers (i.e., domestic abusers, substance abusers, those who have been adjudicated as “mental defectives,” etc.) with opportunities to evade background checks, as they can easily buy firearms from private sellers with no accountability or oversight.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_shows_in_the_United_States

  • DKnight007

    Funny how Moore is now a POS for some? haha

    It’s amazing what a crappy coaching staff does for the morale of the players and the overall team in general.

  • BumpNRun

    Guy reaches a point where NOTHING matters except causing the most damage in the least amount of time before killing himself, you’re gonna have a hard time stopping him, gun control or no.

    Gang members have each other, kill for each other. No less effed up, but there’s a twisted sense of honor in it. White puzzies like this have convinced themselves they have nothing, which makes them frightening MFers.

    What was the old adage? The quiet ones are the dangerous ones?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    If guns made us safe, we’d be the safest country in the world, wouldn’t we?

  • radrntn

    i am beginning to think Dennis Allen is going to do to the raiders what josh mcdaniels did for the broncos.

    If they are evaluating all 53, i sure in the hell hope Mark Davis is evaluating the coaching staff. How in the hell does greg knapp still have a job. no way do i renew my tickets next year if he is still the oc.

  • Priesttj12

    This stuff is just so damn disappointing it hard to believe this staff is this freakin dumb inept and incompetent. They just don’t have any imagination or forsight as how to put players on position to succeed. No intuition whatsoever how to manufacture scoring and productive offense.

    I cannot understand what Reggie is thinking what is his opinion of what’s happening on the field. It is extremely frustrating to listen to the weekly excuses why something didn’t happen and what needs to change without any insight on how to make it change.

    I don’t envy Mark Davis one bit what he must be feeling when he has to shell out 100′s of thousands of dollars to get this crap on TV only for the viewers to turn it off before bthe game is over. It must be absolutely maddening.

  • raidersince87

    sup nation…how can krapp say that everywhere he’s been his system works, especially in the 2nd season, when the evidence shows the exact opposite? the hiring of co-ordinators has been the 1st very big mistake of the new regime.

  • raidersince87

    and allen saying he wants to get a look at what he’s got concerning pryor, then saying if the game situation presents itself for him to play..we are out of the play-offs and suck right now..what game situation is he waiting for? lets see how pryor does in all situations..right?

  • The_Judge37

    KoolKell Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    If guns made us safe, we’d be the safest country in the world, wouldn’t we?
    ——–

    Even guns don’t make us safe from Psychos. Fk’d up people is our problem.

  • The_Judge37

    Now on to complaining about our Raiders. Gun control thing is wearing me out.

  • rodn5yn

    Remember, Mcfadden is the only RB we have that’s struggling in Knapps offense.

    They way I see it, one of them will have to go (Knapp or DMac). If so, which do you think it will be?

  • The_Judge37

    raidersince87 Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    and allen saying he wants to get a look at what he’s got concerning pryor, then saying if the game situation presents itself for him to play..we are out of the play-offs and suck right now..what game situation is he waiting for? lets see how pryor does in all situations..right?
    ——

    These fools have folded under the pressure. It’s clear from Knapp and Tarver’s statements yesterday they’re more concerned with justifying their jobs than improving this roster. Calling it a season and playing Pryor & Bergstrom would be admitting error on their part and they won’t do that.

  • The_Judge37

    rodn5yn Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    Remember, Mcfadden is the only RB we have that’s struggling in Knapps offense.

    They way I see it, one of them will have to go (Knapp or DMac). If so, which do you think it will be?
    ——-

    My vote is for the most talented offensive weapon we have, not the consistant failure at OC.

  • raidersince87

    players that i think have to go..

    palmer
    mcfadden
    barnes
    kelley
    seymour
    mccain

  • poprox13

    raidersince87 Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    players that i think have to go..

    palmer
    mcfadden
    barnes
    kelley
    seymour
    mccain
    ______________

    and who starts at QB next year?

  • oldschoolraider

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    KoolKell Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    If guns made us safe, we’d be the safest country in the world, wouldn’t we?
    ——–

    Even guns don’t make us safe from Psychos. Fk’d up people is our problem.
    *************************************************

    We as a nation have given up our right to be outraged by these mass murders. We rail about the killing of innocents and turn around and rail about someone trying to curtail our right to bear arms. You can’t have it both ways. Say what you will about the people commiting these crimes, we are the ones arming them.
    The one common denominator in this is the guns.

  • oldschoolraider

    “General manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen are intent upon taking an extensive look at every player on the 53-man roster, especially those that haven’t received much playing the first 13 games.”

    Sounds like we’re back to the preseason.

  • Derek

    DA says he wants to see Leinart maybe even before Pryor, (for what !) They know what they have in Leinart as does the ENTIRE league. Lienart is below average back-up at the end of his career. DA is a moron, why would he waste time auditioning Leinart. I can’t comprehend how and why there are still nitwits who believes he (DA) should be given more time.

  • Derek

    The Raiders have been basically blown out of their last 5-6 games. When does a socalled right situation occur. These loser are nothing but excuse making imbeciles who have no business coaching in the NFL.

    To the Knapp apologist/excuse makers. Dude has NEVER improved and offense. They all have become WORSE under his direction, including ours during his initial tenure. Check the facts and stop accepting failure.

  • omoran

    Raider (since 1967)
    ★★★★★★★
    Teachers and student should report suspicious activities of their wereabouts to central or pricipal offices to track activities from sfudent to the other ,and from one parent (s) to another. Clip board isolated daily rutine by loging hour and day and who is involve. The nature of seriousness #1 serious (alert- principal has report police is aware same day) #2 yellow standby talk to kid(s) and parents letters sign both parties involve/ place suspecious next counseling #3 green code – misdaminer – office details and discription names and possible sudpensions. Law enforcement agency may be call depending on the school.

  • Derek

    There isn’t a man on this team who has improved under the coaches on this pathetic staff. Not a single player. The coaches are pathetic.

  • Derek

    Teachers, cops and firefighters deserve every dime they earn, be it during their career and/or in retirement. The country is loaded with idiots, who need education. We all need public safety and if we had universal health care, maybe the loon who killed those children would have been institutionalized.

    U.S politicians are unamerican nitwits who are owned and controlled by greedy corporation, lobbyest (like the NRA),Wall Street, Bankers and billionaires.

  • omoran

    Raider (since 1967)
    ★★★★★★★
    Hi Cork! Did you tell ALLEN about the Forum blogs and the overwhelming respond about the season ?
    Tell him how we RAIDERNATION condem Knapp and the polls show the dissapointment of the Oakland Fans ! Also that they don’t want to hear it., they are fedup and calling for him to leave. NO NONSE will be tolerated on Al ‘s land.

  • omoran

    Raiders(since 1967)
    ★★★★★★★
    Children are GOD ‘s Angels ! This really Saddens me.
    Tear run in all of our faces. How such a Barbaric action could even exist. You will be judge by the ALL MIGHTY !
    For you shall wish not to be born!

  • omoran

    Raider (since1967)
    ★★★★★★★
    Homeland Security should sign a new Executive branch of
    Touch My Kid-tracking and monituring teachers classes hourly by recording and sound. Camaras will be aware of hot truble to be areas, teachers and students will be recorded of activities.
    Like in Banks Gov bldgs and buses A state tax or school funding will supply system. And Parents should be encourished to help or donate to schools .Parents and Students will feel much safer.
    God Bless Our Kids !

  • omoran

    Raider (since 1967)
    ★★★★★★★
    Getting back to the Raider nightmare, well I think REGGIE and ALLEN are fully aware of how many roosters are in the barn!
    Drumming their chest and waiting for the new Kids on the Block ! No prayers will help them now and the season was lost.
    May the HEAVENS FALL!

  • omoran

    Raider (since 1967)
    ★★★★★★★
    A Raider 3-10. Season game televise. Halarious! Real Funny ALICE ! You’re going to the Moon Alice!
    Don’t forget your Brown Bags with a piece of garden hose.
    Remember – Up your Nose with a Rubber Hose! Hah.

  • Derek

    How may front offices have blown up 8-8 teams in recent memory. You build on 8-8 not dismantle.

    Reggie Mc/DA = pathetic, should be 1 yr and out bums

  • van BANASZAK

    Al Davis made a huge mistake not having a quality veteran back-up QB last year. Gradkowski for instance.

    Hue compounded this mistake with a panic trade for Carson Palmer. This is a trade Hue certainly deserved to be fired over. It is very possible Hue would still be the coach today if he did not make the CP trade.

    I have liked RM as GM….. except for the hiring of “His Guy” as HC.

    Please Mark Davis….show us you are “The Boss” Fire DA and his entire staff.

    I would not wait until the end of the season to do so. Go after Gruden now.

  • morilla

    Omoran Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 10:41 pm
    Raider (since1967)
    ★★★★★★★
    Homeland Security should sign a new Executive branch of
    Touch My Kid-tracking and monituring teachers classes hourly by recording and sound. Camaras will be aware of hot truble to be areas, teachers and students will be recorded of activities.
    Like in Banks Gov bldgs and buses A state tax or school funding will supply system. And Parents should be encourished to help or donate to schools .Parents and Students will feel much safer.
    God Bless Our Kids !
    ————–

    Will never happen. This country only cares about building its war machine and dumping over half of your tax dollars to the Militay Industrialized Complex. They would rather build war machines than spend money on education and the betterment of our children’s future.

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