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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

    sure… a Pryor groupie like you can judge talent

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    I’d expect Ireland to be fired over this. He gives Stephen Ross a perfect “I had NO IDEA this was happening!” firewall for the rest of the organization.

  • Freakyguy666

    So Pryor cannot read pre-snap defense and he cannot be successful operating out of the pocket (you said the Eagles “contained him”)…I take it you are making a case for replacing Pryor? If so, AGREED!

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    And what happens when he recovers a few minutes later and decides to rip your throat out?

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Let me hurry up and alert the guys over at Raider Headquarters so they can adjust their draft boards accordingly

  • the douche dan garcia

    It’s a workplace and those in power positions are using that power to bully u. So u commit assault and battery?

    What if ur an intellectual that thinks its all crass and offensive?

    U shouldn’t be told that in order to work here, u have to out up with this.

    The nfl is way behind on their view if this and the bully epidemic/phenomena is in the public awareness now.

    Don’t blame the victim. He was in a position of low power. Peer pressure. Pressure from his coaches and the org he worked for.

    It’s not a way to run a winning business.

  • SnBG

    No maybe 5 or later.

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

    Or follow you home? This guy was calling him IN THE OFFSEASON, harrassing him. Really, Incognito is lucky Martin didn’t go the police.

  • RaiderLen

    Martin is soft. Should handle his own business.

    The sneaky build a case approach means he’s a worm.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Lol.
    An intellectual playing football in the NFL?! Lol!
    He should seek other employment!

  • the douche dan garcia

    Todd packer on steroids.

  • kenchun24

    WTF does this have to do with being supportive of Pryor?

    I’m all for replacing him…not with guys that can be picked waaay later in a draft over guys the Raiders need in the 2nd round like Gabe Jackson, any RB, more d-line help or a QB worth a 2nd round slot.

  • alex7

    10/15/2013 – Over a dozen NFL scouts were in attendance for the Cornell-Harvard match-up on Saturday, presumably to see Big Red senior quarterback Jeff Mathews. But despite passing for 472 yards (the most given up in school history by a Harvard defense), Cornell couldn’t keep up as Mathews tossed a pair of interceptions, which pushes his season total to six in just four games. He has the size and arm strength that will give him a fighting chance in the NFL, but his inconsistent footwork, which greatly affects his ball placement, continues to be a problem. – Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

  • the douche dan garcia

    Lots of them. Guys from Notre dame, Stanford, Berkeley, tons of good schools. Smart guys are better.

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

    While he may in fact be “too soft” for the NFL, to think this is his fault is ridiculous. Nobody has “handled their own business” with Incognito yet, they were just a little more patient I guess to let him burn enough bridges to be kicked out of town eventually.

  • SnBG

    Matin did the right thing. This needs to be adressed by the NFL. This could change the culture. Especially if Martin sues the Fins.

  • SnBG

    Hum, sounds like Pryor.

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

    I heard Peanut Tillman on the radio the other day. Dude sounded borderline brilliant.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Listen, this Incognitgo guy sounds like a blowhard jackazz.
    But if you are an adult man then you should be able to deal with that yourself.
    You turn around and face that kind of guy then you might get your azz kicked but he won’t come back again and he’ll have some scars to show for fuk’n with you.
    The fact that Martin is appealing to the NFL to help him is just ludicrous. It’s touchy-feely, political correctness, way out of control.

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Brahs, we just started Rasta Ganja rehearsal for our show in 4 hours and it was a total trainwreck

    We didn’t remember any of the music, I had to run off twice to the bedroom to spank the Lawg to Sandy Bullock in Gravity, and then we all smoked more magic mushrooms and just sort of wandered off

    The Dawg ended up at Moray’s on his fifth Pina Colada and just saw our drummer Carl running around on the roof

    We better pull it together quick or our budding musical careers will suddenly be at stake. Then we’ll all have to get real jobs, like doctors and accountants

    BOW YOUR BLOG HEADS AND SAY A PRAYER FOR THE BIG BEEECH DIGGITY

  • RaiderLen

    With all due respect, a grown man of the same physical stature is cowering?

    Sorry. That is soft by any standard.

    If another backs you into a corner, it’s a responsibility to stand up for yourself.

  • plunkhead

    Agreed, that’s why I think the best thing for TP would be a veteran pro bowl center

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    LOl.
    Yeah, I accept that guys. I just couldn’t resist the low level response that I game.

  • the douche dan garcia

    The idea that Martin should have handled it himself against a huge and dangerous man, backed by his employer, is the kind of thinking that leads to an employee or student taking a weapon to work or school.

    No. A civilized society has ways of not allowing these things. There are appropriate measures.

    Martin is not the puss. Easy to say since u weren’t faced with it.

    What would u do or what would u want ur son to do?

    Personally, I want my son to be string enuff to keep his cool and intelligent enuff to handle it appropriately.

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

    I’m all for a little hazing, even forcing the rookies to pay for a big meal (as long as they know in advance) and some team building stuff. I am even for trying to get an uptight guy to lighten up.
    But eventually you have to give it up and let it be. Martin wasn’t a rookie anymore. I am sure if Incognito took him to the side and said “hey man, we love you as a teammate, your smarter than all of us so we are going to F with you, but it ain’t personal” none of this would have happened.
    Instead he calls him a n—- and says he is going to kill him.

  • RaiderLen

    The irony. Peanut is brilliant.

    Who’s Peanut Tillman?

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

    Charles Tillman, Bears DB.
    Really sharp dude.

  • the douche dan garcia

    Actually men of that size can kill another man with one blow. It’s not 85 pound 6th graders.

    These are huge, powerful men, many times with illegal drugs pumping thru them.

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

    What if he did once, got his butt kicked and it DIDN’T stop? What do you do? Bring in a gun?
    It’s ridiculous man, Martin has options in life, he didn’t need this BS.

  • RaiderLen

    100%

  • the douche dan garcia

    Listen to Lincoln Kennedy speak. He’s a bright guy.

  • RaiderLen

    Actuallyly give me an example of it ever happening in the NFL.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Bull pucky. Is this the NFL or not?!
    Isn’t football a violent game on purpose?!

  • SnBG

    Incog is a sick puppy. Someone needed to step in and it should have been the team. Olsen said he thought Incog needed help when he was with the Rams.

  • RaiderLen

    Thank you sir. Lot’s of bright and thoughtful men in the NFL.
    Most are alpha and would never allow themselves to be “bullied”

  • RaiderLen

    Martin is a cop out.

  • SnBG

    Bull pucky. Is that an English phrase? LOL

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Isn’t Martin the same size? He’s on an offensive line in the NFL!

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Yes he is and the guy who needed to step in was Martin.

  • the douche dan garcia

    U guys watch too many John Wayne movies.

    What if ur neighbor keeps giving u sh lt and u don’t want it anymore? Hit him? Go to jail.

    Use ur brains.

    Remember the guys who brandished guns in the locker room a few years ago?

    This is not “prison rules”. Football is violent on the field. Keep it there. Players aren’t required to tolerate what other people don’t have to.

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

    I don’t think this was “bullying” though. Martin was literally backed into a corner of having to fight some guy who he clearly knew would beat the snot out of him. And might take it well beyond that.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    True.
    Then Marttin, a full grown man who is actually bigger than the jackazz bullying him, should have dealt with it.

  • RaiderLen

    Incognito taking it beyond that is supposition. Martin should have hit Him with everything He had. Period.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Lol. It works in many languages….

  • SnBG

    Do you know Incog’s history?

  • the douche dan garcia

    It asking a grown professional man to commit a felony to protect himself instead of rightfully going to the proper authorities.

    People aren’t required to take abuse.

    Would any if u handle ur lives that way?

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    People watch GoodFellas and decide they wanna be like Joe Pesci, ignoring that the Pesci character’s real-life counterpart (Lucchese family associate Tommy DeSimone) was tortured to death before his 30th birthday.

  • the douche dan garcia

    That’s a felony.

  • RaiderLen

    What. Has he killed anyone?

    What’s His History? He rebelled as a young roided up player.

    So what.

  • SnBG