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Hayden, McFadden, Criner not practicing

Running back Darren McFadden and cornerback D.J. Hayden are among those not on the practice field Friday, making them unlikely to play against the New York Giants.
McFadden hasn’t practiced all week as a result of the aggravated hamstring injury he suffered against the Eagles last Sunday. All indications are, Rashad Jennings will start in place of McFadden on Sunday against the Giants.
It’s also likely that the Raiders will be without nickel cornerback Hayden, backup linebacker Kaluka Maiava and backup wide receiver Juron Criner. None of the three is taking part in practice today. Hayden isn’t even on the field watching.
Also, rookie Menelik Watson is all but assured his first regular-season start at right offensive tackle, given Tony Pashos and Matt McCants, the two that started at right offensive tackle in Oakland’s first eight games, haven’t practiced all week.
Coach Dennis Allen is hesitant to use players in a game if they miss every practice in the lead up to the game.
On the bright side, quarterback Terrelle Pryor, kicker Sebastian Janikowski and wide receiver Rod Streater are going through the paces with their teammates and look ready to roll Sunday.
Backup linebacker Miles Burris also is not taking part in drills today, which marks the second straight day of that being the case. That doesn’t bode well for his being activated to the 53-man roster between now and when the 21-day window expires, at which time the Raiders have to activate Burris, place him on season-ending injured reserve or release the second-year player.

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Steve Corkran

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    repost

    The nfl is an industry that is fueled by the mistreatment and abuse of its players.

    We have seen everything from players being sent into games with concussions to playing on blown out knee ligaments only to have the knee explode in a play off game on national tv. We see separate rules for certain qbs labeled as “read option qb” allowing for far more violence to be exacted against them then their counter parts, the non mobile so called drop back pocket passing qb.

    Players are called ‘toys” “beast’ and other dehumanizing terms.

    there is no surprise that racism is also a common way that people are abused.

    lest see what ricky williams thinks about it

    “How is bullying something that’s even mentioned regarding the NFL? Because that’s kind of what we’re taught to do—at least on the field—is to bully the guy across from us so we can win the football game.

    It’s kind of what we’re subjected to on a day-to-day basis that most people will never be able to understand… What we’re required to do physically, mentally and emotionally for the course of a season is astronomical—it’s amazing. And I’m not saying that it’s bad. I’m saying it just really speaks to what it takes to be a professional football player. And to me there’s no room to play the victim or to be bullied or to even have that discussion when it comes to the NFL. If you’re having that discussion, it just means that maybe you don’t belong in the NFL.” ricky williams former pro bowl running back

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

    in other words take the abuse or go home, again proving why many player dont speak up or challenge the power dynamic, or the people that make up the body of owner ship in the nfl.

    could this be yet another reason so many players have trouble off the field like roloando maclain or belcher or harry carson?

    the amount of abuse you have taken since pop warner up to a pro level is overwhelming.

    is this why barry sanders just walked away?

    is this why jim brown said fugg it?

    is this why williams self medicated?

    is this why some players self mutilate with tattoo addictions?

    is this why brandon marshall and others are diagnosed with mental disorders?

    is this why so many players end up with domestic violence issues at home?

    these are all signs of a person that has been abused, and these are all common results for people that have been abused.

  • SnBG

    QB or pass rusher in the 1rst.
    G in the 2nd.
    Maybe TE or CB in the 3rd.
    Maybe CB in the 4th
    ILB in the 5th.
    DT in the 7th
    OT in the 7th via AZ.
    FA WR maybe Jacoby Jones
    Odds are better when you draft O lineman between the 1rst and 3rd rounds. If Pryor works out we could draft a pass rusher in the first and an O lineman,G, in the second

  • rifflicks

    Pryor needs to be looking over his shoulder…..4 or 5 stalled drives or any INT’s and he needs to get the Hook and put McGloin in to finish the game.

  • Just Win Baby

    So if teams are putting a cb on Marcel Reece, shouldn’t that open up a nice coverage mismatch somewhere else downfield or create some kind of variable that a good coach should be able to exploit a little better?

  • DJ Johnny

    Whatever will we do w/out DMAC’s 3 ypc?
    We’re doomed.

  • lefty12

    Why blame the coaches?Maybe it’s the players fault.

  • Just Win Baby

    Because it is the coaches responsibility to get that out of his player.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    according to the numbers pryor is doing a superhuman job behind our o line.

    pryor has been pressured on a mind bending 46.6 percent of his drop backs!!!!

    Most of the time the pressures are not even blitzes just natural fronts breaking down our pathetic o line!!!

    Roughly every other drop back pryor must run or scramble simply to keep some semblance of an offense!!

    no qb can function when pressured on every other snap!!!

    what pryor has done so far is beyond outstanding, facing that kind of pressure with zero run game form dmac, and no stars around him.

    Give him at least an nfl calibur o line and pair him with another play making skill player then build your dynasty

  • DJ Johnny

    Key words there are “good coach”
    Not saying DA is a “bad” coach but until I see better than 7-17 I will refrain from praising him for being a good one.

  • DJ Johnny

    “Here’s the play Darren. He hands you the ball and u run right into the pile of guys on the line..and then fall down. Got it?”

  • JB

    The DMac experiment has been a dismal failure. He’s just too fragile for the NFL. We’d be better off just putting him on IR, cut our losses and move on. Jennings is a far superior runner anyway. DMac on paper looked good. He just NEVER panned out. He’s a BUST with a great attitude & good work ethic. His problem is he has the “Glass Schilens Syndrome” – just can’t stay healthy. He can’t make a difference if he can’t play. It’s just that simple.

  • fingersrdrs

    Just wanna see a big effort sunday…to bad Hayden isnt gonna play…wanted to see him Rebound….also hope to see a better game from Pryor…

  • fingersrdrs

    Agree..

  • fingersrdrs

    Im Ready to hand Jennings the start for the rest of the year….. Just cant depend on McFadden….

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    its incredible when you think about pryor completing over 60% of his passes when he faces pressure on nearly half of his drop backs!!!

    imagine how good he will be when he can actually have an o line give him a pocket!!!!

    cant wait for veldheer lil wiz and Watson to find a groove

  • lefty12

    You can call a play,they can run the play,but if the players won’t pull the trigger you’ll blame the coach?Riiiight

  • Charlie

    Mistic

    Tell that to JFB, RR and RaiderO

    They think that if we can spend a 7th rounder on our oline and our problems are solved. We have three NFL starters in Watson, Wiz and Veld. Brisiel, Gurode, Pashos and Barnes are all on the worng side of 30 and have suffered injuries the last two seasons. (Pashos missed all of last year).
    Bergs is out all year as well.
    We will do what we did last year and spend a first or second round pick on the oline.

    Also funny how some on the blog do not realize that any offensive production after 4 minutes into the third quarter were garbage. The game was over.

  • DutchRaid

    See the way that the 9ers use Gore and Miller? They spread them out (5 wide) and make the defense commit and Kap is able to see the mismatch. Why cannot we do this with McFadden and Reece?

  • rifflicks

    Not when there’s only 2 WR’s and 1 TE sets….

  • fingersrdrs

    I cant believe the Defense is as bad as they were last Sunday at home…just cant be…

  • HELLSBELLS

    Sometimes there is phantom pressure, or he leaves the pocket to early but can you blame him?

  • Charlie

    SnB
    I think we go best available lineman in the first two rounds. One for the oline and one for the dline.
    We are not good enough to have an edge rusher. We need a guy that is as good against the pass as the run. As I said earlier an amped up Houston.

  • rifflicks

    According the double digit IQ you possess you’re doing a superhuman job finding this blog everyday….and not every low IQ imbecile like you is so astute at cutting and pasting

  • Papertiger

    Man, we can’t even get all our rookies on the field at the same time…

  • rifflicks

    YES…It’s his JOB

  • DutchRaid

    But what do we need? Two starting guards? Like to see a trade down this year and pick up another 2nd rounder would be nice. Retain both Pashos and Barnes as backups and spend some late round picks on developmental O-Lineman?

  • Just Win Baby

    I do if he is letting the player who can’t make the play continue to fail.

  • Papertiger

    Were you the one who posted that stat about how the bust rate for OL in the draft is far less than the bust rate for drafted DL?

    I remember someone putting that up leading into the draft…

  • Charlie

    That is what happens when you have zero depth.
    On a playoff team, Hayden and Watson would not be asked to start.
    On the Raiders, Watson was annoited starting LT before the first regular season game.
    You would think that would tell a few on this blog how below average our strting Oline is.

  • lefty12

    What if that players is clearly the best at his position on the team?

  • rifflicks

    wow 60% of his passes between the 2 redzones ….how many points in the NFL for that?

  • the douche dan garcia

    It hyperbole means nothing since its no longer based in conjecture. We’ve watched him play. He’s not very good and anyone with a modicum of football acumen is at the very least realizing it if they already aren’t totally convinced.

    I know this hits u in the gut like a brick, but this is what happens to liars. They get EXPOSED.

  • rifflicks

    you answered your own question….they have a QB that is able to see the mismatch

  • seymour bush

    He is good at that. He runs backwards and backwards and then completes a pass. For zero yards.

  • KoolKell

    Really, Jason Campbell AFC Player of the Week?

  • RediaR

    Well he was asked to start after the starter was injured, and the presumed backup sucked.

  • the douche dan garcia

    Oh yeah. Told u so.

  • RediaR

    Edge rusher is the weak spot of the D-Line.

  • HELLSBELLS

    Greg Hardy

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    you said he was not accurate, you have been proven wrong. pryor couldnt complete this number of passes facing pressure as often as he does without accuracy

    Oh yes before i forget, boy the defensive coordinators sure have ‘figured out” and stopped the read option havent they

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAH

    never post here again your takes are laughable

  • HELLSBELLS

    Hayden does not start.

  • RediaR

    that too

  • HELLSBELLS

    10 point dogs. Easy money

  • HELLSBELLS

    How about that beast guard from Baylor. Classic road grader.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    46.6 drop backs under pressure, that is fact
    61% completion rate that is fact

    where is the ‘hyperbole” in that analysis?

    your a dumbass

  • the douche dan garcia

    Jason Whitlock is one of the best sportswriters in existence and he drops knowledge:

    Mass incarceration has turned segments of Black America so upside down that a tatted-up, N-word-tossing white goon is more respected and accepted than a soft-spoken, highly intelligent black Stanford graduate.

    According to a story in the Miami Herald, black Dolphins players granted Richie Incognito “honorary” status as a black man while feeling little connection to Jonathan Martin.

    Welcome to Incarceration Nation, where the mindset of the Miami Dolphins’ locker room mirrors the mentality of a maximum-security prison yard and where a wide swath of America believes the nonviolent intellectual needs to adopt the tactics of the barbarian.

    http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=9941696

  • JOn Wooah

    Bryan
    Fischer ‏@BryanDFischer
    15h

    .@CoachDavidShaw’s 12th win over a ranked team, third over a team ranked in the top three. Third season in charge.

    Retweeted by Jim Trotter

  • the douche dan garcia

    He makes it look like pressure when there is none.

    Ur hyperbole, for which ur well known, is telling us how heroic he is.

    We’ve seen him. His 72 rated, 5 Td and 9 int throwing, instant s rambling, poor reading, play sucks.

  • JOn Wooah

    So when does Mark Davis being to Offers David Shaw (former Raiders assistant) 5 to 6 Million dollars a yr??? Could it be after this season??

    Power football is here to stay

  • seymour bush

    We have talked about this for years. Shaw is not coming here.