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Seymour out for Sunday’s game, says he’s still ‘elite’ player

Defensive tackle Richard Seymour won’t play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. It’s possible that he has played his final game of the 2012 season, but he still has a desire to play beyond this season.
Seymour said Friday that the high hamstring injury he suffered against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 4 has caused a lot of frustration and disappointment because he isn’t able to help on the field.
“I definitely wanted to gut it out,” Seymour said, “but it isn’t a situation where you can, you can’t gut a hamstring out. It isn’t like you can tape a shoulder up or tape an elbow, or one of those deals. A hamstring, it ain’t like you can say, OK. It’s totally different from that standpoint.
“But one of the most disappointing things for me is, being a team leader and not being out there with my teammates. That’s the most disappointing part because I bleed silver and black.”
Along those lines, Seymour was asked if he wants to re-sign with the Raiders after this season. He is an unrestricted free agent after this season and free to negotiate with any of the league’s 32 teams.
“In terms of my future, we’re still in the season and, I guess, when that time comes, we’ll cross that bridge then,” Seymour said. “Like I said, I bleed silver and black. From that standpoint, we’ll see what happens when that time comes. For now, I’ll continue to lead and support my teammates.”
Seymour is in his 12th NFL season. In his prime, he commanded double-teams and oftentimes dominated at the line of scrimmage, freeing up teammates in one-on-one situations and making those around him better.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie had the option of cutting Seymour this past offseason and sending him on his way with $7.5 million guaranteed. Instead, McKenzie and Seymour worked out a restructured contract that kept Seymour in the mix.
Now, McKenzie has tape of the eight games Seymour played, as well as that from Seymour’s first 11 seasons, to gauge whether it’s worth bringing back Seymour.
Seymour is convinced that he still has the ability to play at a high level.
“When healthy, I still play at an elite level,” Seymour said. “That’s one of the things that, the film speaks for itself.”

– Allen said Phillip Adams is healthy and ready to go for Sunday’s game. That means Adams will start at cornerback and also return punts.
Adams suffered his second concussion of the season last Sunday. Yet, he passed all the league-mandated tests for players that suffer concussions and has been cleared to play.

– The Raiders have 25 players that are potential free agents after this season. Seventeen of those are unrestricted free agents, meaning they can sign anywhere they please, short of the Raiders placing the franchise tag on one of them.
Allen said he and his coaching staff are paying close attention to how their players perform down the stretch, at a time when some players are prone to going through the motions, given the playoffs no longer are part of the equation.
“Oh, yeah, we’re looking at that,” Allen said. “That’s part of the evaluation process. I’ve already stated that, we’ve got to look at guys as we move forward to see what we’re going to do in the future and, obviously, we’ve got two more games to get an opportunity to look at them.”
Beyond that, Allen said, he expects the same kind of effort from his players every game, regardless the situation.
“My hope is that they’re playing football because they love playing the game of football, and they enjoy doing what they do for a living, and that’s just who they are,” Allen said. “They’re not playing necessarily for contracts, they’re playing because that’s what’s deep down inside their soul. That’s what I see, but I can’t speak for everybody.”

– Strong safety Tyvon Branch is at less than 100 percent heading into the Panthers game. A pain-killing shot helped him make it through the Chiefs game last Sunday.
Allen said he expects Branch to play this Sunday, just knowing how tough and dedicated Branch has been all season.
“He had to take a shot to help him make it through the game,” Allen said, “and anytime you do that, you’re a little more sore when you come back. He’s a warrior, though. He’s a battler. He’s a fighter. He’s going to be out there if he can.”

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  • Stud Finder

    Hey, that would be the first time we finished better than 3rd in the division in 9 years!!!!

    Let’s go get it done. Progress

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Oh yeah. That’s real progress. Progress by default. Especially if you consider regression as progress. There is no silver lining here gents.

  • Stud Finder

    What is this current coaching staff good at? Just askin. Any answer would be helpful. Problem is, can’t answer it.

  • Stud Finder

    Every one wanted Al gone and a GM brought in. Well you got your wish. These Raiders are not what they once were. Sad state of affairs.

  • rudegruden

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    I am not sure where I stand on Geno Smith.

    First off, he is a smart kid by all accounts, and his best skill is a much-needed skill, and that is his accuracy in the short to intermediate throws. Reminds me very much of Matt Ryan in that regard. Not a HUGE arm, but strong enough and deadly accurate on throws 30 yards and in.

    At the same time, he never really seemed comfortable against the best teams he played, is from Miami and seemed bothered by the cold (body language was like “WTF it is COLD!!!”) and is not a great athlete. Also never plays under center, and we see those issues popup sometimes with Tebow and even Kapy, who keep fumbling snaps. Never took many hits either.

    I wouldn’t mind if we drafted him, and I also wouldn’t mind if KC drafted him. He hoes have some bust-potential to him.

    ———————————————

    I’m not sold at all on Geno. Seems like a guy who when things are going right, he’s comfortable, but when there is just a little bit of pressure he looks extremely uncomfortable. There have been two many good college qb’s who come into the pros look like this and have completely failed. I’m convinced he won’t be able to handle the pros.

  • Stud Finder

    I will be shocked to the bone if we beat the Panthers. It all boils down to coaching. Can we out fox the Panthers? Doubt it very much. We game plan schemes, not opponents weaknesses. ‘Nuff said there.

  • Just Fire Baby

    What is this current coaching staff good at? Just askin. Any answer would be helpful. Problem is, can’t answer it.

    ************************

    Cutting penalties and kicking FG’s baby!!!

  • RaiderRetribution

    #456
    Don’t forget qb sneaks.

  • SLAYER

    ESPN…JOHN GRUDEN IS A D-BAG. ALLEN AND KNAPP AND TARVER DESERVE AT LEAST ANOTHER YEAR,…AT LEAST. GO RAIDERS AND HAIL SATAN. 666

  • Los Raida Locos

    Stud Finder Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Every one wanted Al gone and a GM brought in. Well you got your wish. These Raiders are not what they once were. Sad state of affairs.
    ==============
    Stop crying, you dope.
    No one screwed up this organization more than Al did the last 10 years.
    This is the result of Al’s meddling, you donkey.
    Al stupidly threw money at players that didn’t deserve, and was the biggest tightwad in the world when it came to paying coaches.
    Good riddance Al. Your legacy will be that you cared about al davis. Not the team. Not the players not the fans. You loved you, Al.
    And you destroyed once was once a proud franchise.

  • RaiderRetribution

    3rd to the 15th
    Is where the Raiders stand in the draft order,

  • Los Raida Locos

    This roster is the result of Al Davis. Not Reg. Not DA.
    If you are so stupid you can’t see that, go be a donkey fan.
    I hate it when fellow raider fans embarrass me. People look at us as if we are total morons.
    Then they point to comments, like above, that prove it.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Guaranteed 11th pick or better with wins by: Tampa Bay, New York, Buffalo, and New Orleans; even after we defeat Carolina.

  • Los Raida Locos

    Stud Finder Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I will be shocked to the bone if we beat the Panthers. It all boils down to coaching. Can we out fox the Panthers? Doubt it very much. We game plan schemes, not opponents weaknesses. ‘Nuff said there
    [[[[[[[[[[[[[
    Take your purse and get on home, little girl.
    “wah. the coaches. wah. the coaches. wahhhh. the coaches dropped the ball. the coaches can’t tackle. it’s not the players, it’s the coaches”
    whiney little bich,

  • RaiderRetribution

    Make that Miami not Buffalo.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    The little cross poster is still here speaking for other people instead of his coward azz. Wow, pathetic.

  • RaiderRetribution

    We know what we have in Carson, a starting qb with skill that plays like he spends his days off with Ricky Williams; we know what we have in Matt, a poor man’s version of Sanchez; what do we have in Pryor?

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders must keep Vehldeer, Wisniewski, Moore, Reece, and Streater; all others may come back, be traded, cut,

    Kinda like last year only we added Streater.

    I do think Burris, Ross are keepers

    Houston, Huff, and Branch have trade value

  • 89706Raider

    #459 – In my mind, Javon Walker is always the “Poster Child” for all that was wrong with Al Davis’s last years. I think Al was a giant in modern football, but he made some really dumb moves in his later years.

    Javon Walker wasn’t the worst, but he was sure among the dumbest and biggest wastes of money.

    Two seasons
    15 receptions
    196 yards
    1 touchdown
    $21 Million
    AND One Lost Roster Spot

  • RaiderSam

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    Raiders must keep Vehldeer, Wisniewski, Moore, Reece, and Streater; all others may come back, be traded, cut,

    Kinda like last year only we added Streater.

    I do think Burris, Ross are keepers

    Houston, Huff, and Branch have trade value

    ==========

    Only if Conner Barwin or Cliff Avril is available in FA – i’d think Houston would be a keeper.

    Dashon Goldson would be a nice upgrade over Huff at safety, and they could draft Robert Lester if Branch moves on.

    Would anyone take that contract, though?

    Saints will be cleaning house – maybe Allen could call some favors in on some of his ex-guys over there…. they’ll be some turnover on other rosters.

  • Gdog

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    We know what we have in Carson, a starting qb with skill that plays like he spends his days off with Ricky Williams; we know what we have in Matt, a poor man’s version of Sanchez; what do we have in Pryor?

    >>>>

    A guy that has thrown one NFL pass and it landed at his receivers feet?

  • jesusraiderjim

    Thought everyone went home for the night.

    I hope Pryor does well when he goes in. He is a Raider and as long he is I will root for him.

    I always want my guys to do well and help the team.

  • jesusraiderjim

    On the other hand (out the other side of my mouth) I freaking can’t stand Knapp and wish DA would get some fire.

  • tuckrulefool

    So, again why should Allen and his Clowne Coach cadre return?

    Of course they shouldn’t. Any talk of such nonsense needs to end.

    4-12 should seal the deal (and improve our draft).

    As if this below isnt already enough…

    Pathetic.
    ===

    Three of Oakland’s four wins have come against Kansas City (twice) and Jacksonville, the two teams vying for the NFL’s top draft choice with 2-14 records.

    In the other 11 games, the Raiders are 1-10 and have been outscored 363-186 — an average score of 33-17.

  • jesusraiderjim

    Good thing DA is a defensive minded coach or we might REALLY SUCK!!

  • Raiders for life

    I have a question.
    Why do some folks think that the team has quit on DA?
    I’m not seeing that.
    Guess we will find out more tomorrow.

  • qodrn1

    Raider Prediction Board

    Dedicated to Al Davis, Raider duct tape (boy does it hold) and the Coliseum rodents

    Week 1: Alex7: Chargers 27 Raiders 20 (22/14)
    Week 2: R8eray: Dolphins 20 Raiders 13 (35/13)
    Week 3: Plunketthead Raiders 30 Steelers 27 (34/31) R
    Week 4: Amysincharge: Denver 48-7 (37-6)
    Week 5: Klas Tjorborn: Falcons 35 Raiders 20 (23/20)
    Week 6: qodrn: Raiders 27 Jags 20 (26/23 OT) R
    Week 7: raidermarty/VaRaiderNation Raiders 27 –
    Chiefs 17 (26/16) R
    Week 8: Bye Week.
    Week 9: JONGRUDEN2012: Baltimore 47 Oakland 13
    Week 10: GG: Saints 45 Raiders 17
    Week 11: To be reconstructed when I feel better
    Week 12: backstageatapupptshow: Cleveland 27 Oakland 13 – reverse winner – Albert B. Paine 20/17
    Week 13: Cork: Denver 33 Raiders 13 (26/13)
    Week 14: Plunketthead:Raiders 25 Missouri 17 (15/0)R

    qodrn: Raiders 27 Carolina 24
    RaiderCrunch Says: Oak28 Car 10
    RaiderRetribution Says: Raiders 28 Carolina zero;

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Carolina 44
    Oakland 17

  • J Hill

    2nd time seeing the Ws.

    Not impressed.

    Still no post game.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid// Full Disclosure

    Raiders 38 Camolina 21

  • http://www.RAIDERS.com Back-n-Black

    Try Some Reality Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Back-N-Black Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 9:00 am
    What if the Raiders finish the year with wins at Carolina and San Diego?

    Raiders finish 6-10… only 2 games off the pace of last year’s 8-8 team while installing new front office, new coaching staff, new schemes on offense and defense, turning over half the roster, and a harder schedule.

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

    ***CORRECTION***

    Harder schedule?

    2012 opposing teams winning percentage -> .455
    2011 opposing teams winning percentage -> .504

    2012 opposing teams at or above .500 -> 6
    2011 opposing teams at or above .500 -> 10

    FALSE
    ……

    7 games against playoff teams from last year – Steelers, Ravens, Broncos (2), Saints, Bengals, Falcons

    4 of those on the road

    Miami – who beat us last year – East coast game following a Monday night game

    Final 2 on the road

    Last year – 6 games against playoff teams from the year before – Only 2 of those on the road

    2 of final 3 games at home

    Played a Bears team with backup QB and a Vikings team without Peterson(for the most part)

    Played a Broncos team with Tebow starting(and somehow still lost!!!!)

    So I would consider this year a harder schedule.

  • dr_robert

    SLAYER Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    ESPN…JOHN GRUDEN IS A D-BAG. ALLEN AND KNAPP AND TARVER DESERVE AT LEAST ANOTHER YEAR,…AT LEAST. GO RAIDERS AND HAIL SATAN. 666
    *************

    spoken like a true idiot. anyone who thinks the devil is their friend is a moron. and he probably thinks he’s “scary”. ooohhhhh. big deal.

  • dr_robert

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    Those guys are practice squad material on a playoff caliber team.
    ***************

    and ur a practice squad doctor. go get ur green beanie!

  • SLAYER

    ALLEN IS THE BEST COACH THE OAKLAND RAIDERS HAVE HAD SINCE TOM FLORES. TARVER AND KNAPP NEED MORE YEARS TOGETHER TO BUILD A DOMINATING CLUB. NO TO JOHN GRUDEN. YES TO SATAN. 666

  • tuckrulefool

    4-12

  • dr_robert

    Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 7:01 am
    Reggie has cancelled football season this year.
    ************

    this wasn’t clever the first time u said it.

  • dr_robert

    SLAYER Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 8:43 pm
    ALLEN IS THE BEST COACH THE OAKLAND RAIDERS HAVE HAD SINCE TOM FLORES. TARVER AND KNAPP NEED MORE YEARS TOGETHER TO BUILD A DOMINATING CLUB. NO TO JOHN GRUDEN. YES TO SATAN. 666
    **************

    enjoy getting butt raped in hell by the devil when u realize he lied to u. go to church.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Can’t believe how bad the Lions have played. 4-11

  • dr_robert

    slyer–i know ur life has sucked and ur angry and trying this for a defense mechanism. but it’s not God’s fault all that stuff happened to u. it’s actually the devil’s and he’s laughing at u for not seeing it. hate and anger isn’t gonna get u anywhere. let it go. turn to God. u will be MUCH happier.

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Jon Gruden said it best…

    Rice setting the record that time, they were winning most games, they didn’t pass the ball a lot.

    Megatron’s record, tarnished a bit, Lions not winning, Stafford throwing 50 times a game, garbage time, “meaningless yards”.

  • dr_robert

    raiders 24
    panther 13

  • dr_robert

    GG Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 8:50 pm
    Jon Gruden said it best…

    Rice setting the record that time, they were winning most games, they didn’t pass the ball a lot.

    Megatron’s record, tarnished a bit, Lions not winning, Stafford throwing 50 times a game, garbage time, “meaningless yards”.
    *************

    they’re both great. doesn’t matter.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Who gives a rip about strength of schedule:
    We sucked this year, last year, the before that…repeat as necessary.

  • RaiderRetribution

    We did not win the division this year because:

    Denver has Peyton Manning, we have Carson Palmer;
    Denver has Von Miller, Dummervill, and Bailey, we have Kelly Shaughnessy, and Bartell,

    Denver has an experienced playoff winning HC, we have a rookie head coach.

  • RaiderRetribution

    One draft need: a punt returner!

  • Los Raida Locos

    dr_robert Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    SLAYER Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    ESPN…JOHN GRUDEN IS A D-BAG. ALLEN AND KNAPP AND TARVER DESERVE AT LEAST ANOTHER YEAR,…AT LEAST. GO RAIDERS AND HAIL SATAN. 666
    *************

    spoken like a true idiot. anyone who thinks the devil is their friend is a moron. and he probably thinks he’s “scary”. ooohhhhh. big deal====
    =====================
    I’ve come to realize something.
    Does’nt matter who posts under wht name.
    Doesn’t matter what they say. Could be the dumbest comment in the world all designed to see if some doorknob will bite.
    And you always bite.
    Every single time.

    Every….single….time.

    and what’s funny is reading your replies you seem to actually buy into every comment, like the one above.

  • Los Raida Locos

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    We did not win the division this year because:

    Denver has Peyton Manning, we have Carson Palmer;
    Denver has Von Miller, Dummervill, and Bailey, we have Kelly Shaughnessy, and Bartell,

    Denver has an experienced playoff winning HC, we have a rookie head coach.
    ==============
    So what you’re saying is they are a better team?

    And you finally realized this???

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    One draft need: a punt returner!

    =======

    Answer: Denard Robinson (Mich QB)

  • Los Raida Locos

    Raiders for life Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I have a question.
    Why do some folks think that the team has quit on DA?
    I’m not seeing that.
    Guess we will find out more tomorrow.
    ================
    Ignorant comments from the Racist Three. (priest, mistic, Kell-the-Snitch)
    Players don’t quit on coaches. Players know their future on any team depends on how they play, especially when the team is down. No GM will sign a player that quits on a team.
    Only a total idiot would state that the team “quit”.

  • Los Raida Locos

    Raiders for life Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I have a question.
    Why do some folks think that the team has quit on DA?
    I’m not seeing that.
    Guess we will find out more tomorrow.
    ================
    Ignorant comments from the Racist Three. (priest, mistic, Kell-the-Snitch)
    Players don’t quit on coaches. Players know their future on any team depends on how they play, especially when the team is down. No GM will sign a player that quits on a team.
    Only a total idiot would state that the team “quit”.

    ——
    Don’t forget. Walker wanted to quit, and give Al back his signing bonus. He knew he was done.
    Al, in damage control because of his FA spending that was being laughed at, talked Javon out of quitting, and insisted he keep the money.

    So, Javon went to the bank. Smiling.

    And is still smiling to this day.

  • dr_robert

    Los Raida Locos Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 9:07 pm
    Raiders for life Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I have a question.
    Why do some folks think that the team has quit on DA?
    I’m not seeing that.
    Guess we will find out more tomorrow.
    ================
    Ignorant comments from the Racist Three. (priest, mistic, Kell-the-Snitch)
    Players don’t quit on coaches. Players know their future on any team depends on how they play, especially when the team is down. No GM will sign a player that quits on a team.
    Only a total idiot would state that the team “quit”.
    ============================
    Dude, I know your not the real Raida Locos. He only bagged on DA and Knapp, like me. But I’ve let go of the hate bro. Feel the love, share the love. Com’on people now, shine on your brother, everybody get together and try to love one another right now. Right now.