Connor Cook ready for heavy workload in preseason finale

Raiders' third-string quarterback Connor Cook should play a lot in Thursday's preseason game against Seattle. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Raiders’ third-string quarterback Connor Cook should play a lot in Thursday’s preseason game against Seattle. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Expect to see a healthy dose of quarterback Connor Cook when the Raiders close out the exhibition schedule Thursday in the Coliseum against the Seattle Seahawks.

The fourth-round pick will likely enter the game at some point in the first half and play the entire second half as Oakland puts on its final preseason show before the regular season begins Sept. 11.

Backup quarterback Matt McGloin is expected to start the game with starter Derek Carr watching comfortably from the sidelines.

Cook knows this is probably his last chance to play in a game for a while and so he’s looking forward to the opportunity.

“This is time to cut loose and have fun with the guys, one last go around for preseason,” Cook said Tuesday. “We know there’s going to be cuts after this game and once the season starts, the reps are going to be very minuscule. We’re just going to go out there, have fun, play the game that we’ve been playing our entire lives and just cut it loose.”

Cook has completed 16 of 26 passes in the first three preseason games for 223 yards and two interceptions. He’s yet to throw his first touchdown but overall has looked solid for a rookie getting his first taste of the NFL.

With a chance Thursday for his first real extended time, Cook is hoping to make another good impression.

“I’m stoked,” Cook said. “When (quarterbacks) coach (Todd) Downing told me that I was going to play the majority of the game, I was all fired up. It’s going to be a good opportunity for me and the other guys to get our chemistry going, to establish rhythm and just feel the flow of the game.”


Jimmy Durkin

Sports writer for the Bay Area News Group, covering the Raiders.

  • inonewordraider

    Is that what he told u? How he handles his money is his business he earned it, someone rich enough to pay him did

  • Your Average Banana

    Let’s see what Jim Brown had to say…

    “If we came together with our great athletes and our great scholars and said, ‘As African-Americans, when we have a community that’s defined, we’re going to make it the cleanest, nicest, most well-educated, hard-working community in this country’ … I think that will knock down a lot of walls,” Brown said.

    “And the No. 1 issue in the country for me is black homicide, young black men killing young black men,” Brown said.

  • Not asking for an answer, asking for an opinion.
    Do you think Colin will pivot towards positive and meaningful conversation or just keep stoking the coals?

  • Guest123

    I don’t gaf what he does with his money tbqh just that he picked the wrong fight with the wrong people

  • Stats, facts and meaningful conversation addressing issues on both sides of the fence is what is needed to bring about change.
    Minority communites need white support to have actual legislative and substantive change made. And we do need some changes.
    Antagonizing is not going to do that.

  • inonewordraider

    He chose to take a stance u choose to be a yes man

  • Ken SnakeLer

    NINERS BLOG ——————>

  • inonewordraider

    Whats your point?

  • r8dercain

    I would hope for the former but the latter is also a possibility..

  • There you go putting word into people posts again – troll

    Mexican guy debating the plight of the black man LMAO

  • People this day and age have to defend their “team” or “colors” or whatever at all costs and leads to all these problems. White people do it, minorities do it, and it just pizzes off the other side.
    When talking about changes, whether coming from a white Republican or a BLM activist, “yeah but” should NEVER BE USED.
    Shows a complete lack of willing to understand the over side.

  • MachoManRandySavage

    “when we have a community that’s defined”

    what does he mean?

  • Guest123

    No I chose to outwork whitey homes. There’s a difference. I don’t ever piss and moan because I got it good compared to those who came before me.

  • “Yeah but……”

  • Now you are acting just like _Mista_

    Just because two people have a similar opinion on “ONE” topic does not mean they are the same person. I thought you were smarter than that bro.

  • Morning Jim

  • R8erEduc8er

    For obvious reasons

  • I agree with you.
    I hope that he does. He got a platform that underserving or not, can really bring about positive change if done right.
    Don’t fumble Colin!!!!!

  • Guest123

    Disclaimers are cop outs for not wanting to admit you don’t want to meet the other guy halfway

  • I cant believe you are so inept that you cant answer that question for yourself.

  • When you talk truth – no one wants to hear it.

    Nice post!!!

  • Again – are you that numb in the head?

  • inonewordraider

    No yeah but. Theres racial profiling which is wrong. Its wrong and illegal to stop an innocent person because of the color of his skin and its obvious you guys could care less because your white so it doesnt effect you personally. 3 times more stops means 3 times more likely to get a ticket, get beat or get shot. But since u dont care, instead u try to flip it around and say “well the real problem is you blacks and browns kill each other…..” thats a problem too, but you conveniently ignore and dont GAF about the other problems

  • R8derdiehard

    Why not come out and just say how he feels. He’s a celebrity he would have the same amount of coverage just less hatred

  • Reuel Smith

    and yeah the NFL is a poster for the out of control military that Ike warned about. the military pays the NFL for the adds. so much for NFL patriotism.
    watching a game anymore is one big commercial to big pharma, beer, and the military with a game in between

    if the refs can get out from under a hood for 5 min.

  • M.Shorter

    Talking about they way your taking about the issue. Not literally how you talk in general. Come on now

  • r8dercain

    New post ladies

  • Profiling, done right, is a common use in all forms of life.
    Stop and frisk, running names to see if someone has warrants is perfectly acceptable to me. Should take 3 minutes, and if clean you wish them a good day.
    Beating them up is not acceptable in any form.
    But you aren’t willing to differeniate the two.

  • We as consumers profile every day. You see a cop and you profile the cop.

  • Reuel Smith

    phony war on drugs and now corp owned prisons……….decades of big biz loop. drop the high corp taxes. bring back jobs. make drugs legal and regulated.

    remember when the US made things?


  • inonewordraider

    Let the smart guys debate

  • I am sure if a cop stopped a creepy looking white guy randomly, find out that he had a warrant for child peodophile, and got him off the street you would have no issue with that.
    If you got to stop me randomly and 100 other white people to get that white peodophile off the street, fine by me.
    Just the same as getting drug dealers and murderers and illegal guns in any other community.

  • R8erEduc8er

    BS. Yet, received an upvote. Like I said, you’re both cut from the same cloth.

    Cotton was king. Without it, who knows what America’s fate would have been. Cotton was the leading American export from 1803 to 1937. Slave-produced cotton “brought commercial ascendancy to New York City, was the driving force for territorial expansion in the Old Southwest and fostered trade between Europe and the United States,” according to Gene Dattel. In fact, cotton productivity, no doubt due to the sharecropping system that replaced slavery, remained central to the American economy for a very long time.

    The value of the slaves was roughly three times greater than the total amount invested in banks, and it was equal to about seven times the total value of all currency in circulation in the country, three times the value of the entire livestock population, twelve times the value of the entire U.S. cotton crop and forty-eight times the total expenditure of the federal government.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    When did the Bureau of Land Management become such a hot topic?

  • We need to reclassify “drugs”.
    There should be a war on meth and crack. An all out war.
    Weed and coke, and hell even Molly should be monitored not necessarily a “War waged”.

  • inonewordraider

    Easy for u to say when white guys dont get stopped 3 more times than minorities

  • Yeah but

  • R8erEduc8er

    There was a War on Drugs, and Drugs won.

  • Intent vs execution

  • inonewordraider

    Again u only care about what affects u, another “great american” so upset about someone protesting america

  • I’m not upset about him protesting.

  • Guest123

    Disagree with this line of thought. Till you have been racially profiled and it’s way of life it’s more than just annoying. That said, you aren’t going to change people from profiling no matter how against it you are.

    You spoke of profiling in the hypothetical. Like it was a social experiment that could end after a day of it.

    Try living with black or brown skin and not being allowed to go back and see how you feel about profiling.

  • Guest123

    I see a cop and I assume (maybe I’m naive) that he’s a good guy.

  • R8erEduc8er

    There was never a real war on drugs. It was let’s lock these black folks up for weed and crack, give them longer sentences then rapists, and let’s capitalize off this new free labor. Meanwhile, drug use increased.

  • inonewordraider

    You keep telling us how hes an idiot because he wears nikes and gold chains while protesting as if that disqualifies him

  • 1. I have not called him an idiot
    2. I have not mentioned gold chains
    3. You are stereotyping my argument

  • Guest123

    Just let it go man. This is the way it is and no amount of whining or disrespectful protests are gonna change that.

    I feel you brother and I know it’s wrong.

  • Again, intent vs execution
    If done right, there should be ways to decrease drug use. YOu do favor things that can reduce drug use don’t you?

  • inonewordraider

    Ill continue to fight for what i think is right and thats not on this blog obviously

  • Reuel Smith

    Clinton bill did that. now corp owned prisons. all started in the golden triangle war in Vietnam.