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Allen won’t talk about Watson’s health

ALAMEDA — A report surfaced Thursday morning about Raiders left offensive tackle Menelik Watson undergoing surgery to repair some knee damage that he suffered in practice last week.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen said “no” Thursday afternoon, when asked if he would confirm the report. He added that it’s Raiders policy not to comment on a player’s health until he’s back on the field.
The report said Watson won’t be back for a month or so. Therefore, don’t expect any Watson updates for a while, given Watson isn’t in the locker room these days, either.

– Tight end David Ausberry didn’t practice Thursday, either. That makes it less likely that Ausberry will play Sunday against the Jaguars.
Allen typically prefers that players practice at least one day before a game for them to play in the game that week.
If Ausberry can’t play, Jeron Mastrud is expected to make his second straight start. Rookie Mychal Rivera also will see plenty of playing time.
Strong safety Tyvon Branch (shoulder) was limited at practice Thursday, one day after he missed all of practice because of an injury he suffered against the Colts.

– Linebacker Sio Moore was a full go at practice today. Therefore, it’s possible that he will start against the Jaguars, Allen said.
Moore is recovering from a toe injury that forced him to miss most of the opener against the Colts.
Allen said he envisions Moore and backup Kaluka Maiava getting significant playing time.

– Allen said he doesn’t care how the Raiders get their rushing yards, as long as the total is acceptable.
So be it, but there comes a time when the Raiders need to be able to count upon lead back Darren McFadden.
Against the Colts, McFadden netted only 48 yards on 17 carries. Overall, the Raiders amassed 171 yards rushing.
Allen said he is encouraged by the fact that the reason McFadden failed to bust off any long runs owes more to one or two guys not holding their blocks for long enough than it does anything McFadden did.
“It’s one or two guys being able to stay on their block longer, maybe hit the hole a little bit differently,” Allen said. “It was not a factor of breakdowns as much as just our ability to finish the play off and that’s what we have to continue to improve on.”

– Allen and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver talked at length last year about the Raiders defense being “multiple.”
That never really materialized, for whatever reasons. Against the Colts, we got our first look at what Allen and Tarver envisioned.
Perhaps it’s Tarver now having the personnel. At some point, every one of the linebackers and defensive backs blitzed against the Colts.
“What we try to do defensively is to try to be multiple, try to be as simple as we can on ourselves, but give some different looks, bring some different people, make them have to account for everybody,” Allen said.
That’s what Tarver wants, for opposing offenses to wonder where the pressure is coming from on a given play, being forced to account for all 11 defenders each play.

– Tarver spent time earlier this week grilling offensive coordinator Greg Olson about the Jaguars offense and the players that remain from when Olson was the team’s offensive coordinator.
Tarver said, in particular, he got a better feel for which receivers quarterback Chad Henne likes to go to on certain plays and his strengths and weaknesses.
Olson said there’s only so much he can pass along given the offensive and defensives schemes changed in Jacksonville with the arrival of new head coach Gus Bradley.

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  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Aig calls me a “Klansman” for calling the pres by his middle name.

    That is rich!
    lol

  • RaiderRockstar

    Raiders best defensive player this week (at home vs Jaguars):

    Hwnrdr – Nick Roach
    Whoknows – Nick Roach
    Zymurge – Nick Roach
    Bcz24 – LaMarr Houston
    Dplunk – LaMarr Houston
    Elraidmanhattan – LaMarr Houston
    PlunkforHOF – LaMarr Houston
    MistaBrown – LaMarr Houston
    SR Raider – LaMarr Houston
    Spiff – LaMarr Houston
    0ak R8rs – LaMarr Houston
    RNOraiderFan – Jason Hunter
    OklahomaRaider18 – Jason Hunter
    24 – Charles Woodson
    RaiderRockstar – Charles Woodson
    Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush) – Charles Woodson
    Grrrrrrr – Pat Sims
    Theghostronin79 – Pat Sims
    LA to TheBay – Pat Sims
    R8erEduc8er – Pat Sims
    The Famous Dr Robert – Pat Sims
    SilverNBlackPA – Vance Walker
    SnBG – Vance Walker
    The Big Banana – Sio Moore
    M.Shorter – Sio Moore
    Edward Teach – Sio Moore
    Charlie – Sio Moore
    HGDaddy – Sio Moore
    R8ER MIKE – Sio Moore
    Willy91137 – Sio Moore
    Jesusraiderjim – Sio Moore
    Papertiger418 – Kaluka Maiava
    Gdog – Kevin Burnett
    Aig-Raiders – DJ Hayden
    Plunketthead – DJ Hayden
    No Mas Diamante – DJ Hayden
    Inonewordraider – DJ Hayden
    Follow the B@uceman – DJ Hayden
    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist – DJ Hayden (???)
    Just Fire Baby – Tyvon Branch
    Jonathaanv_ – Tyvon Branch
    Violent Hands – Mike Jenkins
    REALLIONAIREB – Mike Jenkins
    Twocents – Brandian Ross
    Raider Dawg – Chad Henne
    TheJudge37 – Chad Henne

  • aig-raiders

    apparently someone missed that post entirely in its “context”. I knew you wouldn’t get it. It’s all good though.

  • jesusraiderjim

    @ Willy

    Buckhorn, Fischer, Rainer, Brown Derby, etc,.,.,.LMAO

    The good old days.

  • Plunketthead

    willy91137 Says:
    September 13th, 2013 at 10:40 am
    right-wing left-wing don’t. Start talking politics this country and the politicians make me freaking sick
    United States Congress is a freaking joke and the Senate is in much better and

    the Supreme Court is full of shat that’s all I have to say
    %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

    I am feeling you willie. The D of C is a demonic stronghold. Everyone who goes there is corrupted through sex, drugs, booze, money, power, etc.

    A bunch of dam demon possessed losers who will rue the day they took the broad path

  • jesusraiderjim

    @Willy

    What was the one with the little picture word games under the cap?

  • fingers

    Hayden as well as Houston will have big days sunday… 2 sacks for Houston and an int for Hayden…. Hayden may have a couple ins if the Jags get behind early…. I feel ok about this game

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Yah it’s all good POS. You calling me a Klansman without a single shred to back it up. What a moronic little kunt you are.
    __________

    Aig-Raiders Says:
    September 13th, 2013 at 11:16 am

    apparently someone missed that post entirely in its “context”. I knew you wouldn’t get it. It’s all good though.

  • Plunketthead

    MistaBrown Says:
    September 13th, 2013 at 10:55 am
    Smothered burritos @ taco bell are decent as Fk….feel like going back for another
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    :shock: The horror! I would rather visit the D of C with 66 and dirkdiggler

  • aig-raiders

    Mista Brown,
    I am very sorry for ever thinking of you as an uneducated and ill informed idiot. I am sorry I ever thought you were a racist for calling the POTUS by many cynical names like purple lips, Hussein, or many other wonderful adjectives you used to refer to him. You are by far one of the most gifted bloggers on this blog and we all enjoy your wonderful and fully informed insights. You are correct we are worst now than we were in 2007 economically. Thank you for being so informative.

  • fingers

    McFadden really needs to get it going sunday….if hes gonna get a desent contract he better start putting up some numbers … Like Now!

  • raiderlization

    If you so called watched the Pats and Jets game Passes were dropped, but they also were short, behind and bouncing off the jets helmets! No way to compare that game with what is in store for Jacksonville! Raiders are at home fore cast: no torrential rains! LMAO! Go Raiders!

  • fingers

    Yep.. Agree, last nights game was sloppy as hell

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Go get one with Shredded chicken and report back.
    :)
    _______

    Plunketthead Says:
    September 13th, 2013 at 11:22 am
    MistaBrown Says:
    September 13th, 2013 at 10:55 am
    Smothered burritos @ taco bell are decent as Fk….feel like going back for another
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    :shock: The horror! I would rather visit the D of C with 66 and dirkdiggler

  • LA to TheBay

    Steve… you’re my boy and all that… but can you tell your IT people to kick rocks?

    The site sucks, bro.

  • Kirk

    raiderlization Says:
    September 13th, 2013 at 11:25 am
    If you so called watched the Pats and Jets game Passes were dropped, but they also were short, behind and bouncing off the jets helmets! No way to compare that game with what is in store for Jacksonville! Raiders are at home fore cast: no torrential rains! LMAO! Go Raiders!
    ………………………………………………

    Every time Brady threw a bad pass be blamed the receivers.

  • Plunketthead

    jesusraiderjim Says:
    September 13th, 2013 at 11:17 am
    @ Willy

    Buckhorn, Fischer, Rainer, Brown Derby, etc,.,.,.LMAO

    The good old days.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Back in the 70′s? or earlier like Willie?
    Cases of bud were 8 bucks, sometimes less on sale and buckhorn and the other stuff was under 4 bucks for a case but we never bought it. Nasty swill

  • fingers

    Not so hard today, but yesterday it took me maybe a dozen tries to get in ..

  • Plunketthead

    La to the Bay

    Are you the original? If so hello. There is another poster with a similar name

  • JLofty

    JRJ you are thinking of Lucky Lager…

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    If you log in and it doesn’t connect you just hit F5.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Hayden as well as Houston will have big days sunday

    ***

    @fingers

    pick 1, I’ll get you on the list

  • JLofty

    Regal Select. Was $4.99 a case at Lucky’s in Tahoe City. A well spent youth working at squaw after college. Didnt give one the runs too. Like liquid gold…

  • fingers

    Rockstar…. Gonna go with Houston

  • jesusraiderjim

    @Lofty

    Yep! That’s the ticket. Used to take cases of that stuff to Don Pedro resevior, (pops did) me and my buds would taste a few. Good times. LOL

  • JLofty

    New post…

  • R8ER MIKE

    jesusraiderjim Says:
    September 13th, 2013 at 11:17 am
    @Willy

    What was the one with the little picture word games under the cap?

    *************************
    private stock… lol the first couple puzzles were easy the last couple were hard as f@ck !!

  • Ghost87

    Ghost87 Raiders 13-12

  • willy91137

    we wood toe to Los Angeles back in the 60s and had a 69 Ford F1 50 and 35 foot enclosed trailer with a racecar

    we had a camper shell and a crawl through and we cut a hole in the floor of the truck and put a funnel and we would drive down the road urinating in the final

    when we got to the races and and the whole front of the trailer smelled like piss

    my buddy came up with a good idea we put long rubber hose on the end of the funnel and put down to the ground in that solve the problem

    we did not patent that so if you want to use it go-ahead

  • troll hunter

    troll hunter- Tracy Porter

  • PlunkforHOF

    OFFICIAL SEMI PREDICTION THREAD
    #1Winner – Gdog

    24 Raiders 34-12
    303Raider Raiders 21-14
    aig-raiders Raiders 24-14
    Alex7 Jaguars 23-20
    Arkraider Raiders 27-13
    Beach Raiders 24-16.
    boss01 Raiders 23 – 20/OT
    c2e Raiders 23-16
    Captain Skuttlebut Raiders 41-3
    Chris In NY Raiders 31-13
    Chuck Raiders 31-6
    Dakota Raiders 16-9
    DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL Raiders 48-10
    DJ Johnny Raiders 28-7
    eastoaklandraider Raiders 27-10
    elraidmanhattan Raiders 31-10
    ENGLANDRAIDER Raiders 20-17
    fingers Raiders 24-13
    Follow the B@uceman Raiders 27-16
    Gdog: 20-6 RAIDERS
    GG Raiders 41-6
    Ghost87 Raiders 13-12
    Grrrrrrr Raiders 24-17
    hendu Raiders 20-13
    HGDaddy RAIDERS 27-17
    Inonewordraider Raiders 20-13
    Jesusraiderjim Raiders 30-13
    J Hill Raiders 23-13
    JLofty Raiders 31-17
    jonathaanv_ Raiders 27-13
    Jumpnjiminy Raiders 24-17
    Just Fire Baby Raiders 16-14
    Kirk Raiders 21-14
    Lefty12 Raiders 23-14
    Lowdown_in_Beijing Raiders 30-13
    MachoManRandySavage Raiders 24-13
    Mantus Raiders 27-13
    MEX_GHOST Raiders 27-13
    Miamiraider78 Raiders 28-14
    No Mas Diamante Raiders 23-9
    0ak R8rs Raiders 16-14
    oklahomaRaider18 Raiders 23-10
    Plunketthead Raiders 47-3
    PlunkforHOF Raiders 35-9
    Qodrn1 Raiders 21-20
    Que Raiders 28-14
    r8eray Raiders 28-13
    Raider Dawg Raiders 23-17
    Raiderfusion Raiders 28-10
    Raiderjambo Raiders 31- 3
    raiderkoolaid Raiders 27-10
    Raider O Raiders 23 -13
    RaiderRetribution Raiders 28 –0
    RaiderRockstar Raiders 31-13
    RaiderFanMikeP Raiders 30 – 17
    Raidersfan727 Raiders 24-16
    Raidertalk Raiders 17-14
    RaidingTexas Raiders 30-10
    Reggie Fangaz Raiders 28-0
    Relentless Raiders 30-17
    RnoRaiderFan Raiders 38-17
    Romania Raiders 27-10
    rudegruden Raiders 27-13
    SilverNBlackPA Raiders 34–16
    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Raiders 35-7
    SnBG Raiders 17-10
    Spiff Raiders Raiders 27-9
    SR Raider Raiders 28-10
    Taiwan Raiders 27-13
    TheBigBanana Raiders 34-17
    TheFamousDrRobert Raiders 10-9
    Theghostronin79 Raiders 20-17
    troll hunter Raiders 17-13
    Whothefücknows Raiders 31-17
    willy Raiders 26-7

    SHORT BUS RIDERS

    909RaiderLifer Raiders 31-10
    M.Shorter Raiders 31-3
    r8dercain Raiders 31-10
    Raider Mayne Raiders 31-13
    RaidingTexas Raiders 31-10
    raiderlization Raiders 35-17
    rediaR Raiders 16-13
    Star Saturation Crumb Raiders 61-2
    STOMPER Jags 34-13

    This is the official thread accept no substitutes

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Again, (and again) here is the format:

    Your name (space) Winning team (space) final score

    ie:

    PlunkforHOF Raiders 35-9

    You don’t have to plug into the list, but if you type it that way it makes it much easier to do this list.

    Picking the Jags won’t get you on the retard bus, but wrong format will from now on.

  • Bigmike34

    Did you ever think that if Pryor could Pass….The coach would not be encouraging him to Run…every other QB in the NFL that Can Run is Encouraged NOT TO..From Luck to Wilson to Kaepernick…to Vick …to RG111 and so on….The big time QBs Do not run unless it is absolutely necessary because the pocket broke down and they could not step up….and even them the really good one’s will just throw the ball away if necessary.