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Raiders not practicing today, hit the field again Wednesday

By Steve Corkran
Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 2:00 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders spent the first part of Monday in meetings, while head coach Dennis Allen and his staff kicked into overdrive their preparation for their team’s game against the New York Jets.
The players received Friday, Saturday and Sunday off after they returned from Dallas on Thursday night and a game against the Dallas Cowboys. They will be off Tuesday, as well, and hit the practice field Wednesday for the first time in a week.
Coach Allen will not hold a news conference today, given the Raiders didn’t play Sunday, and he did his day-after-news conference Friday. However, there is media access to the locker room at 2:30. So, stay tuned for updates from the players.
On Wednesday, there’s a possibility that strong safety Tyvon Branch will practice with his teammates for the first time since he suffered an ankle injury in the Raiders second game, more than 2 1/2 months ago.
Other things to look for will be whether running back Rashad Jennings has recovered enough from the concussion he suffered against the Cowboys so that he can resume practice and the status of the handful of other players that got hurt that game — cornerback Mike Jenkins (stinger), safety Usama Young (neck), running back Jeremy Stewart (knee, ankle), right guard Mike Brisiel (knee) and linebacker Kaluka Maiava (calf).
It’s also likely that quarterback Terrelle Pryor will be at or near full strength after not playing since Nov. 10. If so, it begs the question: How will he be used, if at all, against the Jets and the rest of the season.
Allen said Friday that he wants to take a longer look at Pryor and current starter Matt McGloin in the final four games so that he, his coaching staff and general manager Reggie McKenzie have as much information on both players as possible heading into the offseason.
McGloin is going to start against the Jets, Allen said. So, for Pryor to get any playing time Sunday, it’s going to have to be in a Wildcat package, some other sort of special package or if McGloin gets injured or is ineffective.

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  • the authoritative dr robert

    New post knuckleheads.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Put the ball in McG’s hand. Took it out of TP’s. Right move.

  • 10centsworth

    The truth is, talking with pea brains DOES lower your intellect. Since I’m a pea brain, YOU are in real danger. For your good, I concede. You (as all will agree) ARE the smartest guy in the room. Thanks for deigning.

  • Gdog

    He started melting down shortly after Olson took the ball out of his hands at Pitss… and Pryor even mentioned it in a presser. That it was the right thing to do at the time (as if it wasn’t bothering the crap out of him) and even defended his passing ability in pointing to his second half performance vs Den (he WAS making all the throws in one drive).

    Look, say what you will, but this coaching staff has NEVER been fully behind Pryor. It HAS hurt. Nobody will know how much until he goes somewhere else, IMO.

  • 0ak R8rs

    That same defense allowed us to take down Houston the week before. Exact same goal line defense. Fitzpatrick was evading the rush all day. Wouldn’t surprise me if we rushed 5 or 6 if he ran the to in himself. I didn’t like the non use of the timeouts either. Like I said, not all coaching. Not all players. The entire team lost that game. Just like Indy.

  • seymour bush

    Uh, the last time Pryor started he was 3 for 11 for 28 yards and a 20 yard grounding penalty in the lst half. You don’t really watch the games do you?

  • spiff

    jets and kc………

  • plunkhead

    but not by much

  • Gdog

    The defense looks badd azz at times, then face plants EXACTLY like the old guys. The offense looks worse. I say its a wash. Maybe some improvement. Stats point to it as well. This is a dumb argument anyway… Reggie isn’t firing DA, and MD isn’t firing Reggie. Maybe even for two more years… regardless of record.

  • Gdog

    I’m guessing Reggie will go all in on McGloin with Pryor as backup.

  • Gdog

    lol… what part of that did you disagree with? Poor hurt feelings…

  • spiff

    yeah your right, use the same game plan week to week………. you know I really don’t wanna bring in a new coach. but allen and his staff have lost some games we were in position to win, with a team no one expected much yet you sit here saying different. against indy. 1st and goal from the 8 instead of pounding the rock. olsen wants to pass the ball. after pryor been passing to put us in that position. thus pryor fumbles the snap we know the rest. don’t freakin sit here and act like DA is the best thing that happened for the raiders . that is far from proven, and he’s got 4 games to prove otherwise.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Always disappointing to see that Al Davis defense work in Seatlle

  • 0ak R8rs

    I didn’t disagree. And unlike you, I can disagree without calling someone stupid, inferred or not. You told me his morning to learn the game. 8 hours later you’re making up nfl rules. Just saying. Glass houses….

    And I wasn’t even wrong. No way it’s better to have a new OC every year than a tried and tested system built over the years.

  • sactown

    say hello to jon gruden

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  • Gdog

    That sounds great in theory if Olson had anything like a “tried and tested” offense. He has been at the bottom of the league nearly his entire career.

    His resume would only get him hired on one of the worst teams in the league… hence he is here.

  • DMunoz34

    I actually had a dream they hired Gruden last night. Surprising since I don’t think Allen should be fired. He has done a decent job with bargain bin talent. Even better is they have competed consistently which is more than can be said about years past.

  • brad

    DA placed it in the hands of a Munchkin! LMAO!

  • brad

    Due to no running game until DMAC went out and no O-Line! Passive WR play and no Andre Holmes! He became they only option due to ineffective use by OC and HC.

  • brad

    you really think if Jennings were in for those runs that were supposed to eat clock and finish game could ever be done with DMAC? They all resulted in three and outs I’m tired of seeing our player go to another team and do well!

  • BOKNOWS

    Hope so…..

  • wildsach

    agree. Hope he moves on and wins a SB w/ the Buckaneers.

  • wildsach

    anyone on defense.

  • wildsach

    obviously, ur talking about our defense.

  • wildsach

    10 cent….forget Pryor & the offense, our last 2 games were lost due to bad D.

  • wildsach

    TeBoo couldn’t hold a candle to McG.

  • wildsach

    Pryor has worth, just not @ QB.

  • wildsach

    yep—–http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-PEDSAHSI4

  • 10centsworth

    0tks for the advice but I am not advocating anything. I responded to a relevant part of the article above. I think we are in a catbirds seat, we got the means to pick up 3/4 quality FAs…on each side of the ball. TP represents to me a human set loose in a pin ball machine. I prefer football.0