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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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  • Blackholepriest

    What Schaub threw another one???

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    BBR and BHP absolutely LOVED those picks:

    BBR because he got to mope and whine and generally act like Kurt Cobain five seconds before he ate his gun,

    BHP because he reinforces his “Every Raider QB over the last three years except Pryor sucks” meme.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Sent you an email

  • Blackholepriest

    Yeah but we have a ten year vet throwing pick6′s like they get him off.

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

    Schaubb has had 3 INT’s in two of his 127 career games.
    Pryor has to not do it in his next 116 games to beat him.
    Pryor won’t play another 116 games, if you include Madden.

  • Blackholepriest

    Tell the same to your boyfriend.

  • Blackholepriest

    Schaub suck!

    Nice ring to it!

  • JV.

    As expected… I mean c’mon anyone who thinks a qb is going to be 100% without a mistake or two is foolish. I mean I’m not a Schaub homer but if he continues to do this like daily then I will start to doubt.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Pryor sucks sounds better. And is actually accurate.

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

    Jerry Mac will lead the way and let us know when to panic.
    Until he does, I won’t.

  • Blackholepriest

    We will see won’t we……lol

  • PlunkforHOF

    The purses are winding up.. Its that time of night.

  • Raider O

    You are obsessed with BHP. Weird dude.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Pryor?

  • JV.

    Nice nickname.

  • J Hill

    LOL

    You KNOW a couple folks were on pins and needles waiting for the pick 6.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    He is a VERY weird dude, no doubt.

  • JV.

    Guess a meltdown happened. Showed up too late.

  • RaiderRo

    Cobain didn’t pull the trigger. Feel free to read

  • J Hill

    Continues?

    Wasn’t this the first time that happened?

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    No, actually YOU said that.

  • Blackholepriest

    Yeah he likes to follow me around like fan.

    Raider O. I hate to say it but it looks like a “I told them so”. They better put Carr on a fast track. All jokes aside!

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Just listened to a really cool song thanks Plunk

  • JV.

    Yup.

    But c’mon 4 straight days of solid play and one bad one isn’t anything to freak out on.. If anything he was solid the whole day and then threw those picks at the end I think same with Carr.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    There’s no hard evidence that it was anything other than a suicide. Having said that, I wouldn’t put it past Courtney.

  • r8ter4evr

    Comparing The one game wonder to Schaub helps cement your ignorance
    ……………………

  • J Hill

    1 bad play doesn’t constitute a bad day.

  • Raider O

    You must be doing something right. Lol
    Carr is the backup, but I’m still not ready to give on Schaub.

  • JV.

    Yeah it is.

    But I mean like if he throws 2+ picks everyday from now.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Glad you liked it. The singer/songwriter is severely bi-polar but writes great tunes.

  • Raider O

    Weird is stalking another man on a blog bro, and almost everything you post is about him.
    What happened to you? You are acting like a troll stalker.

  • JV.

    It was two.. But I’m not freaking out like others were.

  • Dakota

    New post

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

    Priest just less then 48 hours ago when Schaubb was looking good in practice, was lecturing us all about letting it happen on the field, prove it when it counts, don’t pay attention to tweets, and camp is just camp and all things that really made at least some sense.
    Then Pryor had a good 5 minutes of practice on TV, Schaubb had a bad practice and he is in here peacocking like he picked an exacta at Santa Anita.

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    cool lyrics and nice guitar work

  • Blackholepriest

    Well get ready, that dude us gonna break your heart. I said it before they got him. All it takes us a day like this to bring all the demons back.

  • J Hill

    2 picks for TDs?

  • PlunkforHOF

    Thank you.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Right

  • J Hill

    Are the picks on the QB?

    The won Dowling got bounced off Holmes hands.

  • Blackholepriest

    Seriously what do you think those fans are thinking who saw that crap.

    The first pick6 he throws he’s outta here. They will boo him senseless.

    This was more than a bad day it was signs of what’s to come……..period

  • BigTed707

    Are these uprights taller than before?

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

    Holmes stinks

  • Dakota

    No, this really is a new post…..only 14 coments.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    No, I only post about BHP when he shows up here giving his ridiculous takes and insisting we believe his fantasy about being a Raider scout or whatever. If he’d just admit to being a regular guy like the rest of us, that’d be something else. And then he also accuses everyone who doesn’t like Pryor’s QBing of being a racist as well.

  • JV.

    Oh no.. One was, the other was just a pick by Woodson.

  • Raider O

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m not sold on him, but I want to see what he does in preseason and regular season before I’m ready to ask for Carr.

  • JV.

    That was by Carr and no that’s a terrible play by Holmes.

  • J Hill

    We need some visuals?

    Did Woodson punk the WR?

  • BigTed707

    I say run Dmac and Reece in between the 20s, or Murray if Dmac can’t get a good ypc average again.
    Feed MJD near the goal line!