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Mack lowers the boom, receives props from Allen

Rookie linebacker Khalil Mack flattened tight end Mychal Rivera on a running play Thursday, with Rivera knocked on his backside.
“It was good to see,” coach Dennis Allen said. “I expect him to be able to do that a lot this year.”
Sure enough, on the next play Mack stuffed running back Latavius Murray on a run play up the middle. That’s the kind of bang the Raiders expect from Mack, their first-round draft pick.

– Veteran safety Charles Woodson intercepted quarterback Matt Schaub on back-to-back plays. He returned one for a touchdown.
Allen jumped to Schaub’s defense by pointing out that Schaub “responded well” after the interceptions and has played well overall in camp.
“I know how this whole thing is going to work,” Allen said. “Anytime Schaub throws an interception, everybody is going to want to try to hit the panic button and act like the sky is falling. … I’ll let (others) push the panic button. I’m not going to. He’s still doing a great job.”
Rookie Derek Carr also had a pass intercepted and returned for a touchdown Thursday. In the end, neither play is much to get worked up over.
If they happen during exhibition games, then it warrants concern.
As Allen said, Schaub had another pretty decent day. On one play, Schaub laid a pass in to wide receiver Denarius Moore on a post route. However, defensive back Chimdi Chekwa was there to break up the play.

– Brandian Ross and Jonathan Dowling also intercepted passes Thursday, and cornerback Taiwan Jones recovered a fumble. The takeaways earned high praise from Allen and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver.

– On Woodson’s first interception, he fell to the ground, rolled over, jumped to his feet and ran over to fans where he doled out a slew of high-fives. The fans roared with delight.
He gave the fans even more reason to cheer on the next play, when he returned an interception for a touchdown. He did so with the kind of flair you might expect from Woodson, ever the showman.

– Defensive tackle Antonio Smith missed practice with a groin injury that he suffered Wednesday. Allen said he doesn’t feel as if the injury is related to the sports hernia that Smith had surgery for in the offseason.
Wide receivers Juron Criner (hamstring) and Greg Little (hamstring) and linebackers Kaluka Maiava (hamstring) and Marshall McFadden (hip) also missed practice.

– WR Rod Streater (concussion) practiced at full strength for the first time since he got injured. Guard Austin Howard (back) returned to practice one day after he missed some time.

– TJ Carrie and Denarius Moore have impressed Allen on punt returns so far, Allen said. Rookie George Atkinson III has a ways to go in the return game, however.
“The guy’s explosive, he’s got some talent,” Allen said, “but he’s got to do a better job of hanging on to the ball.”

– Defensive lineman C.J. Wilson practiced for the first time Thursday after he was activated from the non-football injury list.

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  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    He may have later against my Matty, not Matty Groves.

  • JerryMcDonalds#1Fan

    it’s too late now. somebody said Asante Samuel is “done” and Terrell Thomas signed with the Seahawks

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Prove it!
    JK

  • WILLY91137

    do you know who had terrible footwork Brett Favre he would throw off any foothu wood drive coaches crazy

  • JV.

    Neiko Thorpe seems like a signing that is paying off.

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Ya think….

  • R8erEduc8er

    You guys have to factor in that he fits what the Niners do, which makes them so good. Just like R Wilson fits what the Seahawks do and make them so good. P Manning and Luck are top 5 QBs. Luck would make the Niners a better team, but I don’t think P Manning would because a Luck-led team can stay balance and stay true to how Niners and Seahawks play, but a Manning-led team would change the team into a pass happy one and I don’t think the team is built to be pass happy.

  • Raider O

    Reggie always seems to be a step behind.

  • Theghostronin79

    You seemed to have changed your tune on the “redshirt” idea. Good to hear.

  • FourMoreYears

    7 days 4 hours 20 minutes 46 seconds.

  • JV.

    If he seems good his rookie year in camp then I’m going to be twice as excited to see him in year two if he does sit it out and has a chance to compete.

  • FourMoreYears

    Or if you want to count in military terms: 6 days and a wake up.

  • http://batman-news.com 559 Raider 87

    New Post

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I obviously agree. Vegas wants to throw him out there and cement his bad habits into stone. Not the right way to go.

  • JerryMcDonalds#1Fan

    i was so close to giving you an UP VOTE. but you said “Rogers is better outside where he can use his instincts to make a play on the ball.” which is hogwash. you never put old dudes out there to cover young beasts like Sammy Watkins streaking down the sideline

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Pancake syrup will make you lethargic

  • http://batman-news.com 559 Raider 87

    Oh man I remember that deployment countdown and then flights changed and you leave later and everyone is pissed

  • R8erEduc8er

    He prefers a “name” over potential. I prefer potential.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    But he can get worse under live fire without the extra practice without the college pressure of win now.

  • WILLY91137

    Taiwan going to be our starting corner?

  • aig-raiders

    prob is Andrew Luck set the bar already for year 1.

  • Guest123

    yeah, well you could say that Schaub has won me over a little. I’m not panicking over yesterday’s practice. I think we need a steady bridge QB and that will benefit the growth of the entire offense to put the ball in Schaub’s hands. He’s ready for this. I think. Till he screws up and proves otherwise.

  • Return

    Saying Pryor was a lousy qb was fine. He was. He may still be. The racist element was when most of the posters started inventing all kinds of crazy crap and nonexistent stats to justify McGloin being better than Pryor when McGloin was demonstrably worse. Saying Pryor never was and never will be a qb. That no other team would pick up Pryor. That Pryor had no trade value. That his historic run meant nothing. That Pryor made the team worse than McGloin.

    When you read all the outright crap you know that some of it (most of it ) had to be racially based.

  • Theghostronin79

    That’s where I’m at. Where I’ve always been actually (On our QB situation). I feel good enough about it that I’m actually NOT worried about it for once.

  • Guest123

    which is basically what I’m saying here. he’s depth at this point in his career. best suited to a cover two. or maybe he’s ready to retire. certainly not worth what Reggie pays him if he makes the roster.

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    You raise a valid point in that some QB’s are a system fit and they work well in that system but wouldn’t in other systems.

  • Guest123

    Hurry up and wait!

  • FourMoreYears

    Some guys had to say goodbye to their families three times or more before they actually left. Can you imagine?

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    He should be our punt returner IMO If my personal favorite Murray is not going to do it

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    I upvoted you for not upvotig him!

  • http://batman-news.com 559 Raider 87

    I remember telling the kids/wife over Skype Dads coming home tomorrow about 4 times in one month. Still got 13yrs left so Im sure there are more of those to come

  • Return

    Haaa! Luck on the 49ers mean the SeaHawks would be working on their 3rd SB ring and the entire defensive backfield would be a lock for the HOF due to their record number of interceptions.

    Indy is in for a rude awakening this season.

  • WILLY91137

    When I was in the Army we had a lot of second lieutenants that went through ROTC in college one of them thought he was Gen. Patent we would take the whole battery and she wood be in the lead standing up my sergeant used to call him she ark battery commander thought and Korea and got captured in his sleeping bag

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I know what you mean! 37 year old Woodson had to fly over guys like that getting in the way to tackle MJD on his way to a sure TD. Damn 33 year olds!

  • FourMoreYears

    And that’s exactly why I stayed single while I was in. Wouldn’t make sense if you’re career though. That BAH is just too good. :)

  • FourMoreYears

    I like heros. They make great cover.

  • Return

    Haaa. Luck is a combination of Peyton and Palmer in postseason. Guaranteed to lose via pick.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    ‘…Asante Samuel is “done”‘?
    He picked offPalmer in ’12. That’s not easy to do!

    .

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    It’s just a jump to the left

    And then a step to the right

  • Raider O

    Exactly.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Josh Norris@JoshNorris · 1h

    AFC South this year… RT @brian_mcintyre: Texans had 5 picks in Top 125 of 2013 draft. 3 released w/o playing a single down for club.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Clench my little fists and click my ruby slippered heels and say 3 times, “I hope, I hope, I hope.

  • Just Win Baby

    I recall it quite vividly.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Said I liked Krappy. I’d take any of the other three over him for one year. Palmer and Peyton are getting old.I’d also take Luck over Cappy, long term. Cappy likes himself too much.Like Johnny football.Never bodes well. McMahon comes to mind.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Are you the ghost in the machine?

  • Mike_Trail

    I see your point, but there is a difference between what a QB is doing and a WR clanking passes off his hands. if you dropped a pass in practice my coach would get in your face and scream “Catch the Dam Ball!”—and he would do it to everyone, anytime they dropped a pass…I never dropped a pass in a game in my life.
    If the Q’s threw a pick in practice he would calmly point out what they did wrong, and what the read should have been etc….Interceptions happen—dropped passes are between your ears.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Follow the Heroes! You’ll live longer!