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Seymour, Branch not at practice once again

Defensive tackle Richard Seymour and strong safety Tyvon Branch aren’t at practice today for the second straight day. All in all, the Raiders still are relatively healthy for a team about to play its 15th regular-season game.
It’s doubtful that Seymour will play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, given he has missed the past six games and his injured hamstring isn’t healed enough for him to practice.
Branch’s situation is another matter. He played last Sunday despite missing most of practice leading up to the Kansas City Chiefs game.
It’s likely that things will play out the same this Sunday, with Seymour inactive and Branch playing at less than 100 percent.

– As for playing time Sunday, coach Dennis Allen said he doesn’t expect any lineup changes or the playing time to be much different than it was for the Chiefs game.
“No, it’s going to be pretty similar to what we did last week,” Allen said. “Still getting an opportunity to look at a few guys.”
That doesn’t bode well for quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor, running back Taiwan Jones and backup tight ends Richard Gordon and David Ausberry, guys that played sparingly against the Chiefs.
Pryor got on the field for four plays. Well, three plays if you don’t count the false-start penalty to begin his one drive. Pryor handed off twice and then missed wide on a pass for wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey on third down.

– The Raiders get one final shot at winning a game played in the Eastern Standard Time zone this Sunday, when they travel to Charlotte, N.C.
So far, they are 0-4 this season in such games, with losses at Miami, Atlanta, Baltimore and Cincinnati. In 2011, they went 0-2, with losses in Buffalo and Miami. In 2010, they lost both times on the east coast, against Pittsburgh and Miami.
The streak stands at nine straight losses, dating to Dec. 6, 2009, when the Raiders beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh behind a stellar game from quarterback Bruce Gradkowski and wide receiver Louis Murphy.
Since Dec. 15, 2002, the Raiders are 5-26 in games played back east.

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  • DMAC

    Wheres the green beanie for D!ck Seymour?

  • DMAC

    2 tits Allen

  • papertiger418

    Anybody else think we should all chip in a get DA a training bra for Xmas?

    And a girdle for Reggie.

    And a bustle for Knapp.

  • DMAC

    Schick cuatro

  • DMAC

    I got 5 on it!

  • DMAC

    Free TP6!

  • LondonAl

    We sure are getting our monies worth with Seymour this season. I am sure RM will be glad to the back of him.

  • DMAC

    HC – Shaw
    OC – Norv
    DC – Romeo
    Draft Te’o!
    Sign Bowe!

  • Alex7

    So, how’s work today, Kell?

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Shame on Mark Davis.

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    bring back murph!

  • The_Judge37

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    bring back murph!
    —–

    Already did with Junior Criner. Big guy who can’t seperate from db’s and drops passes.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Alex7 Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    So, how’s work today, Kell?
    ———————-
    Slow, Im at the office now. X-mas holidays…..slow.

    Hows work with you today, gossipy btch?

  • LondonAl

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    Shame on Mark Davis.

    FIRE REGGIE NOW.
    ====================
    Who replaces him?

  • The_Judge37

    KoolKell Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Alex7 Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    So, how’s work today, Kell?
    ———————-
    Slow, Im at the office now. X-mas holidays…..slow.

    Hows work with you today, gossipy btch?
    —–

    Wow, i’ve never seen such a simple “Hello” go hostile so quickly

  • R8ER MIKE

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    bring back murph!

    ***********
    bring back the white Webster !!

  • Alex7

    Coach has spoken.
    They know what TP can do, and apparently they aren’t impressed.
    Thank God that’s over, and no more talk of getting TP snaps.

  • DKnight007

    898.dr_robert Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 11:01 am
    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 10:55 am
    Dr_robert Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 10:30 am
    would u take junior seau in the first round? mike singletary? cuz teo is basically a mix of those two.

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

    Go look at what Singletary had surrounding him and Seau was one of the most overrated players I’ve ever seen…I just saw 2 more mock drafts that had him out of the top 15.

    And why is he a mixture of those 2? Cuz he plays against the Big 10 schedule? That’s a gawd awful conference.

    And furthermore, this is top 5 we are talking about, not the 1st round.
    ******************

    notre dame isn’t it in the big ten. best player on the best team in the country. best player on the best defense in the country. he leads them in tackles AND has 7 int’s. very smart, very tuff, and a great leader.

    and u wouldn’t like a hall-of-fame MLB in the top 5?

    ^^^^^^^^
    Crazy how people don’t see Te’o as a special talent.

    Bunch of weirdos.

    Get ready for the fake mock drafts and false rumors that will try and say Te’o is “too slow” to try and drop his stock so he falls to a good team in the late middle to late 1st round and he dominates! haha

  • The_Judge37

    Alex7 Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    Coach has spoken.
    They know what TP can do, and apparently they aren’t impressed.
    Thank God that’s over, and no more talk of getting TP snaps.
    ——-

    I guess the coaches know what they have in Marcel Reese also, because we haven’t seen much of him lately either.

  • R8ER MIKE

    DMAC, didnt Shaw just sign a contract extension ??

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Wow, i’ve never seen such a simple “Hello” go hostile so quickly
    ———————-
    Judge, that was a shot at me. He thinks I live off my “white wife” and do nothing. Stay out of it. It’s personal. thanks.

  • DKnight007

    908.DMAC Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 11:08 am
    Bring on our new QB on the D!

    Te’o!!!
    Te’o!!!
    Te’o!!!

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Ah hell yeah!

    This team needs LB’s….for once!

  • DKnight007

    949.The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 11:35 am
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/08/manti-teo-will-be-a-first-round-pick-but-some-question-his-speed/

    Manti Te’o will be a first-round pick, but some question his speed
    Posted by Michael David Smith on December 8, 2012, 12:53 PM EST

    Notre Dame middle linebacker Manti Te’o has had a brilliant senior season and is a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, and he’s widely viewed as a first-round pick in April’s NFL draft. But he’s not necessarily viewed as a sure thing in the NFL.

    Albert Breer of NFL Network talked to several personnel people about Te’o, and although scouts like him, they don’t necessarily love him because some question whether he has the speed to be as impressive a player in pass coverage in the NFL as he has been this year at Notre Dame, when he had seven interceptions.

    “Speed will be a factor with Manti, because you’re gonna be in a position to cover backs and tight ends at that spot, and not just on third down,” one AFC executive told Breer. “Teams throw on first and second down, so you have to be able to run and cover. You don’t want liabilities in coverage in your base. I don’t think he’s a liability. Does he run well enough? He’s not speed-deficient, but with his play speed, in covereage, there are some specific guys you’d have questions about. Guys like Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles, or the [Chris] Cooley or [Dallas] Clark types, those guys get separation. You might be worried about him there.”

    Knocking a linebacker because he’s not as quick as Darren Sproles strikes me as similar to knocking a cornerback because he’s not as big as Calvin Johnson, but the larger point is fair: NFL teams may be able to create some matchup advantages on pass plays by throwing over the middle and making the 6-foot-2, 255-pound Te’o drop into coverage.

    Te’o has had a lot of eyes on him while playing for the No. 1 team in the country this year. He’ll also have a lot of eyes on him at the Scouting Combine, when it’s his turn to run the 40.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    I find this BS. Who are these scouts?

    My guess is that they are scouts from the good teams in the league who will be picking outide of the top 18, trying to throw up smoke screens about Te’o’s alleged lack of speed before the combine or workouts??

    They just trying to drop his draft stock so he falls to the good teams in the 1st round.

    Te’o will run a 4.70 at 6′2, 250 pounds and run a solid shuttle. He will be just fine, for you HWS measurable types.

    It’s all about getting legit FOOTBALL players on this Raider team….for once!

    ^^^^^^^^^
    I still get a kick on how these alleged “scouts” are asking how Te’o can cover the Grahams, Sproles or the NFL?

    OLB’s will be asked to try and do that MOST OF THE TIME…..not MIKES/ILB’S.

    Give me a break.

  • Alex7

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    KoolKell Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Alex7 Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    So, how’s work today, Kell?
    ———————-
    Slow, Im at the office now. X-mas holidays…..slow.

    Hows work with you today, gossipy btch?
    —–

    Wow, i’ve never seen such a simple “Hello” go hostile so quickly
    ========================
    Kell knows that I meant hows work today, for his wife.
    Kell? You’re so full of shi te.
    I just called Kane and Assoc and asked for you, and they told me “No, sorry he’s not in today. Would you like to leave a message?”

    You just dragged your droopy ass out of bed.

    But kudos to Jacqui for bringing home the bacon.

    BTW, EVERYONE knows you live off your wife.
    You get paid by commission. You haven’t sold but one piece of prop in years. According to Kane you’ve made a grand total of $3400 in the last 3 years combined.

    Hey, next year will be your year, right?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    OLB’s will be asked to try and do that MOST OF THE TIME…..not MIKES/ILB’S.

    Give me a break.
    ————————-
    Oh really? Ive seen McClain in lots of coverage.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Alex7 Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Kell knows that I meant hows work today, for his wife.
    Kell? You’re so full of shi te.
    I just called Kane and Assoc and asked for you, and they told me “No, sorry he’s not in today. Would you like to leave a message?”

    You just dragged your droopy ass out of bed.

    But kudos to Jacqui for bringing home the bacon.

    BTW, EVERYONE knows you live off your wife.
    You get paid by commission. You haven’t sold but one piece of prop in years. According to Kane you’ve made a grand total of $3400 in the last 3 years combined.

    Hey, next year will be your year, right?
    ——————————
    You have your troll narrative about my life, My wife and I have the real story.

  • DMAC

    R8ER MIKE Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    DMAC, didnt Shaw just sign a contract extension ??
    =====

    Didn’t know that ODB
    Thats 2 bad
    I guess I need to cross him off my Xmas gifts

  • DutchRaider77

    25.KoolKell Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    OLB’s will be asked to try and do that MOST OF THE TIME…..not MIKES/ILB’S.

    Give me a break.
    ————————-
    Oh really? Ive seen McClain in lots of coverage.

    ____________________________________________________

    Isn’t that zone coverage and not man coverage?

  • Al_is_theraiders

    if you wanted teo to cover a back…flare out the fb from the backfield wide, have the rb up the middle to a second level and out…mlb has to cover him…

  • Dan78

    Did you guys watch a Football life based on the Immaculate Deception??? Those Stealers got the refs to rob us due to lack of security, even had a former CIA agent try to convince the viewers that it was the right call. yet Frenchy Ruqua and Franco never deny the ball hit the floor or Ruqua touched it…

  • papertiger418

    Hey, let’s not disparage a fresh post with this abrasive nonsense. Let’s get back to football.

    So, who else thinks we should draft Teo and move the team to Salt Lake City?

  • Alex7

    Anyone near 879 Island dr, in alameda?
    Lady said Mike Kelly wasn’t there.
    Maybe he’s in the back, hard at work. Yeah, that’s it.
    Maybe someone in the area can stop in and tell Kell Merry christmas?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    25.KoolKell Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    OLB’s will be asked to try and do that MOST OF THE TIME…..not MIKES/ILB’S.

    Give me a break.
    ————————-
    Oh really? Ive seen McClain in lots of coverage.

    ____________________________________________________

    Isn’t that zone coverage and not man coverage?
    ——————————-
    Both.

  • papertiger418

    I’m extremely pleased that Bradshaw refuses to attend the Steeler ceremony for the anniversary of the Immaculate Reception. That franchise needs to be imploded like it was in the Dark Knight Rises.

  • Dan78

    My gift basket is in the mail…

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    KoolKell Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    OLB’s will be asked to try and do that MOST OF THE TIME…..not MIKES/ILB’S.

    Give me a break.
    ————————-
    Oh really? Ive seen McClain in lots of coverage.
    ==========================================

    That was the lst mistake Raider coaches made with McClain. Half way through last season I was asking on this blog why McClain is in the sub packages. He was never good in the sub packages and that was the lst thing this new staff did to get him off the field, and fortunately not the last thing they did to get him off the field.

  • papertiger418

    Looks like Murphy’s starting this Sunday despite a nagging hamstring issue.

    Let the pain begin!

  • Alex7

    KoolKell Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Alex7 Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Kell knows that I meant hows work today, for his wife.
    Kell? You’re so full of shi te.
    I just called Kane and Assoc and asked for you, and they told me “No, sorry he’s not in today. Would you like to leave a message?”

    You just dragged your droopy ass out of bed.

    But kudos to Jacqui for bringing home the bacon.

    BTW, EVERYONE knows you live off your wife.
    You get paid by commission. You haven’t sold but one piece of prop in years. According to Kane you’ve made a grand total of $3400 in the last 3 years combined.

    Hey, next year will be your year, right?
    ——————————
    You have your troll narrative about my life, My wife and I have the real story.
    ————————
    No, what I have is what you put out there.
    You stated how successful you were in real estate.
    You stupidly posted a link to Kane.
    And you stupidly forgot anyone can see who has listings or not.
    In three years, you have had two listings, total.
    You lost the listing to another agent two years ago, and the current listing has been sitting there for months, and still won’t net you more than $1,500 IF you ever sell it. (we both know someone else will)

    Don’t be hatin, Kell. You created this mess, lol.

  • tuckrulefool

    TWO Acceptable outcomes this Sunday…

    1. Pryor and other young/unknown non-starters get extensive playing time. Result? We find out what we have (and don’t have) BEFORE GOING INTO THE OFFSEASON. Score/game outcome–> fully irrelevant.

    Perhaps that is too logical and I’m expecting too much from the CLOWNE COACHE CADRE (CCC).

    2. If this simple ‘plan’ is just too much for the CCC then my second wish is that this ’staff’ oversees a MELTDOWN OF EPIC PROPORTIONS (MEP) on the order of 42-6 in favor of Carolina, followed by a BLOWOUT THAT BELIES COMPREHENSION (BBC) in San Diego to the tune of 50-3.

    D0A and Friends(tm) have already proven to be a WHOLLY INEPT TRAINWRECK (WIT) and if they cant see that ‘1′ is the only logical option, then I would like to witness a complete and fully-cataclysmic implosion that makes it impossible for Davis to even contemplate retaining the CCC in 2013.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Alex7 Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Anyone near 879 Island dr, in alameda?
    Lady said Mike Kelly wasn’t there.
    Maybe he’s in the back, hard at work. Yeah, that’s it.
    Maybe someone in the area can stop in and tell Kell Merry christmas?
    —————————
    What lady? I’m right here.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    What can we get for McFragile?

  • Alex7

    Just called Kane again, Kell. You know, in case you were sitting in the can for the last hour.
    No luck. Annoyingly told me you are not there, and has no idea when to expect you.
    The little laugh indicated it was a silly question.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Josh Dubow‏@JoshDubowAP

    6 players have rushed for at least 3 TDs in game this season including Doug Martin’s 4 vs #Raiders

    Retweeted by Steve Corkran

    Jerry McDonald‏@Jerrymcd

    Carolina QB Cam Newton has 21 rushing touchdowns in 2011-12. The Raiders have 19 rushing TDs during the same span _ 16 of them last season.

    Josh Dubow‏@JoshDubowAP

    #Raiders had at least 3 rushing TDs in a game 5 times under Hue Jackson last 2 years.

    —————————–

    how about those stats. horrrible. I know this coaching staff was feeling good about that fools gold game last week

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Josh Dubow‏@JoshDubowAP

    #Raiders have 3 TDs rushing this season, just 1 more than the NFL-low since the merger

    Retweeted by Vic Tafur

    ———————————

    Check out another cool Record DA/ KNAPP have

  • 504 Raider

    804.DMAC Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 10:24 am
    Where’s D!ck Seymour’s green beenie at????
    He deserves one 2.

    ————————————————————————————————————–

    Hanging from the lowest branch on his Tree.

  • papertiger418

    I think we could trade DMAC to another team for a porcelain doll wearing a football jersey.

    That’s his value right now.

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Anyone wanna stop by my office and say hi?

    1060 West Addison chitown

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    No, what I have is what you put out there.
    You stated how successful you were in real estate.
    You stupidly posted a link to Kane.
    And you stupidly forgot anyone can see who has listings or not.

    In three years, you have had two listings, total.
    You lost the listing to another agent two years ago, and the current listing has been sitting there for months, and still won’t net you more than $1,500 IF you ever sell it. (we both know someone else will)
    —————————-
    Its sold, and the million dollar one I sold last month.
    Sales arent on the website only listings.

    But you can hate me all you want. Obviously I own your heart. Good, I’ll keep schitting on you.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    DKnight007 Says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    How about Reggie McKenzie go and look at Te’o’s game tape, football intangibles, work ethic and character instead of basing their drafting on straight line 40 time?

    What a concept huh?

    Straight line 40 times are overrated!

    =========

    That’s fantastic, but he has to sit there on and see how it will project into the NFL. We’re not playing a weak schedule like ND gets every year.

    Intangibles, work ethic, & character huh? Yup those traits are serving Tim Tebow quite well aren’t they?…Hell I thought McClain had all those things.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    ineptitude…the new reggie raiders.