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Raiders head to New Jersey short-handed

By Steve Corkran
Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 1:04 pm in Oakland Raiders.

ALAMEDA – The Raiders boarded a plane for New Jersey on Friday minus three starters and three key backups, making their task of beating the New York Giants all the more difficult.
Running back Darren McFadden, strong safety Tyvon Branch and right offensive tackle Tony Pashos are among the six players the Raiders left behind so that they can rehabilitate their injuries.
Same goes for nickel back D.J. Hayden, who suffered a groin injury in practice Wednesday, wide receiver Juron Criner and backup right tackle Matt McCants.
Rashad Jennings will start in place of McFadden, who aggravated a hamstring injury against the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday.
Rookie Menelik Watson will make his first NFL regular-season start at right tackle. The Raiders will sign offensive lineman Jack Cornell from their practice squad and place him on the 53-man roster as insurance, coach Dennis Allen said.
The Giants are fresh from back-to-back victories, as well as having a week off, while the Raiders are bouncing back from a 49-20 defeat to the Eagles.
Allen said he is confident that the Raiders can purge the bitter taste from their mouths on the heels of the one-sided loss to the Eagles.
“We’ve had a good week of practice, they’re mentally ready to go and now we got to go out on Sunday and execute,” Allen said. “We got to do our job and we got to do it fast. This team’s ready to play.”

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  • rifflicks

    would you prefer BOLLOCKS?

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    And have the mighty UNM Lobo’s coming up in two weeks!!!

  • the douche dan garcia

    Lol.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Remember when Luther “Luke Skyyywaker” Campbell did the song “Banned in the USA” and Jack Thompson called Springsteen and said “Campbell’s using your music. Better sue him!”?

    Springsteen said “Eh, I don’t mind” and Thompson publicly stated that “Luther Campbell and Bruce Springsteen will burn in h ell together.”

  • Raiders for Life

    Alex, Fresno St. is 8-0 in their conference. If they go to a BCS game I think they would fk up a team like Oklahoma. Carr can throw.

  • the douche dan garcia

    So now ur telling me I can’t even say ur name?

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Awww HELLZ YEAH Ducky Duck!

    This is the cover jam that’ll finally get us on the soundtrack of Rookie Blue

  • rifflicks

    his mechanics probably easier to fix than you know who

  • SnBG

    What’s wrong with Taj Boyd?

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    Kiper has him on his “big board”. Top 20 college players, draft eligble or not.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    scenario:
    we finish 8-8;
    we’re at 16th draft position;

    both Murray, qb & Curly, rb are available, whom do we draft?

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    It depends entirely on whether Pryor looks like a viable QB going forward.

  • Guest

    Nobby, stop flailing so bad. Kinda early for a signature Bust MELTDOWN, isn’t it?

    NOT

  • the douche dan garcia

    Marley did one. It’s called buffalo soldiers.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Maybe I haven’t read all the info on this Incognito v. Martin thing but it seems like a really weird deal.

  • alex7

    Nice scouting report video on Derek Carr, showing his propensity to step backwards and throw despite not having much pressure.

    Amazing arm strength, but so was Kyle Boller’s.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y54EIciZvTE

  • kenchun24

    Neither….TE Ebron or Jenkins, WR Lee (assuming Evans and Watkins are gone), DE Aaron Lynch if he comes out or a DT like Rashede Hageman

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    That’s because you can’t read AMERICAN

  • the douche dan garcia

    For some reason this post and the others like it keep making me laugh.

    Sorry england.

    See beech? Ur gay but I don’t care.

  • alex7

    dang, finish the season going 5-3? Still facing the Broncos, Chiefs, Texans, Cowboys, Jets, and Titans?

    That would mean Pryor has done a complete 180.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Lol.
    Would I prefer “bollocks”?!
    I’m going to guess that you don’t have a clue what bollocks are!
    But, hey, if you like them, go for it!

  • the douche dan garcia

    He does like spin moves.

  • SnBG

    Wlterfootball says Sammy Watkins goes to the Raids before Evans gets drafted.

  • kenchun24

    I like Carr as a development type…he is a senior no?

  • alex7

    on too many dropbacks, he looks like Glass Jaw Joe after a knockout.

  • the douche dan garcia

    Kiper said a couple weeks ago that he didn’t have him in his top 32. Kornheiser was giving him crap.

  • alex7

    yeah. This will be Reggie’s 1st and maybe only chance to use a high pick or FA $ on a legit QB, so he has to nail it.

    Can’t take a chance on a project after being burned by one this year.

  • Raiders for Life

    Yes, in the running for the Heisman.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    Gurly is a beast.
    Lynch 2.0. Runs JUST like him.

  • kenchun24

    Well, I think the Heisman comes down to “does Famous Jameis lose it over any other offensive skill player winning it” type deal.

    Famous Jameis to the Raiders in 2015!!! lol

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    So…if I have this Incognito v. Martin thing correct, Incognito was bullying Martin and Martin complained to the NFL?
    In middle school or high school a bully is someone who should be dealt with by the principal but both of these guys are adults.
    If some guy tries to bully you, or calls you names whether they are racist or not you just punch them in the mouth and they stop.
    That’s what you do and that’s how it works.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    OK, that was pretty funny

  • Freakyguy666

    Umm, didn’t Wiz play against the Eagles? And they suffered the worst loss of the season. Sorry, can’t buy that excuse.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    Incognito is NOT stopping if you punch him in the mouth.
    Trust that. You shouldn’t have to fight 330 pound sterioded up ape’s in the workplace, to prove yourself to a coaching staff that is on the verge of being fired.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    You punching this guy in the mouth?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW9C4qi5Y80

  • KoolKell

    Unless somebody gets killed. Then the fans have a different opinion.

  • SnBG

    You take the best QB on the board then go into the second rnd looking for O or D lineman. If we still like Pryor them we take the best D Lineman

  • alex7

    Even when we were top-3 in the NFL in sacks after the 1st month, and stopping the run, we couldn’t score points to win games.

    Not sure DL will be a 1st round priority for Reggie. Gotta get the O fixed.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    Wow, dude looks shook with any pass rush around.
    Pass on that guy.

  • rifflicks

    2nd round. Jeff Mathews…. Cornell….big, Strong arm, Accurate, Quick release….SMART

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeqahH1z6vY

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    I’m not really sure what you’re saying there since it doesn’t make any sense.
    Two games ago, Wiz didn’t play and we suffered because Pryor couldn’t read the pre-snap defense. Previously, Wiz had TOLD him what the pre-snap defense was.
    The Philly game Wiz was there but it was a different game since they contained Pryor and we were outcoached and a myriad of other reasons.
    The bottom line in all of that is that Pryor can’t read a pre-snap defense unless Wiz tells him what it is and that’s a handicap for the team.

  • alex7

    that’s what you do to the flabby 6th grade bully, but yeah, not to Incognito unless you’re the type that will go nuts on him. And Martin seems too chill for that.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Alex, maybe I have this wrong, but Martin seems like a weak diiipshit who wants someone else to face his bully for him. That would be fine in the 6th grade, but surely he is a grown man?

  • kenchun24

    Yup…whether it’s QB then WR/TE/RB or WR then QB/RB/TE or whatever mix… Raider need offensive players that opposing teams have to gameplan for – Pryor is the only one right now.

  • SnBG

    That’s what the GM said and he’s in some serious trouble for saying that.

  • kenchun24

    How about 6th round.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Yes, if he does that to me.
    Or I’ll make a damn good try.

  • SnBG

    Well ,he can’t do any worst than Al.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    You aren’t talking about some schoolyard bully. YOu are talking about some dude who benches 600 pounds and intimidates the toughest guys on the planet.
    This guy has been doing this nonsense for 10 years, and NOT ONCE has anyone stepped up and punched him by any accounts. YOu just ignore him and pray he goes away. Mrtin couldn’t wait any longer.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Then HIT him in the nuts!
    A grown man does it for himself.