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  • #16
    I hope Jay Alford can play on Sunday he can give us a good 20 snaps and it will be helpful I also heard Cable say that he will play end.
    Greg Gross @VittorioTafur Al Davis' scholarship program has died with him. With Hue, it's nothing personal, and nothing sentimental, either. It's gladiator school now. Perform or perish., period.

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    • #17
      I don't understand why we drafted Ford if we aren't even going to use him in the return game.

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      • #18
        Bush didnt practice today but Cable is saying he expect him to play but its still considered a game time decision.


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        • #19
          I ain't sleepin' on you guys. Gonna be a great game!

          Best of luck and here's to no injuries! *cheers*
          Still Team The Ke$ha!!!

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          Originally posted by MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
          Damn Ke$ha is sexy.

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          • #20
            The media met with Raiders defensive coordinator John Marshall for the first time this season, and here's his take on the Trevor Scott move and rookie starters Rolando McClain and Lamarr Houston:

            On moving Scott from LB to DE:

            "He's one of the 11 best that we've got and he needs to be in that group, so we're putting him, and he's versatile, and he just wants to play. He wasn't moved because he couldn't play linebacker, if that's your question, he was moved because we had another guy that we wanted to get in that 11."
            On new starting outside linebacker Quentin Groves:

            "He's what we expected. He's still got the same speed God gave him and what we saw from him is what we're getting on the field, and he's a smart young man, he loves to play, and so he's added into the package real well.

            He had to grow into the position because he's never played, really, behind the ball. When he was with the other teams, he was an outside linebacker, an outside linebacker on the line of scrimmage. When you go behind the ball, then you've got a lot of different reads, you’ve got to read guards pulling, it's a lot more involved.

            On McClain:

            "I think he's right there with Lofa Tatupu at this point. Lofa came in, just a tremendous aptitude for football. He understood football, and so does Rolando. Obviously his head coach at Alabama spent time with him and has schooled him real well. He understands concepts, he understands strengths and weaknesses, and of course, being big and fast, that helps. So he's made a great transition. ...

            "It's a ton of pressure. He's got run things out there, and in order to be the leader that that position has to be, he has to be respected, and the players do respect him, and obviously he's got to be able to make plays, make the plays a Mike linebacker should make. So he's the third in my career, he's the third rookie Mike linebacker I've had. (Other two are Tatupu and Carolina's Lester Towns in 2000)."

            On Houston:

            "He's a man, and (at camp) when the offense, sometimes, not all the time, sometimes they hold and they do some things that upset him, and he let 'em know, that's not happening with this guy. He kind of put his foot down and took a stand, and I think the other players respect him for it.

            "But he's a baller, he's a ball-player, just loves to play football, he loves to practice, just like yesterday in pass rush, he beat somebody, I won't say who, and he was just laughing like crazy. And the next time, the offensive lineman was upset, and he kind of half-way beat him again, but the offensive lineman threw him down. We'll, he got up laughing and said, 'That's what happens -- when you get beat, you get mad.' He has fun out here."

            On the team's versatility:

            "You've got an addition like (Jeremy) Ware, who can move all over in the secondary. He's got safety material. ... He could be a safety. He plays the nickel position. He plays the corner. There's a lot of versatility with our players. Especially, you had veterans that were here, you have Tyvon and Michael Huff, they can both play corner, they can play the nickel position, so they're really versatile back there.

            "Trevor, as a linebacker was also a third down rusher, same thing with Wimbley, he goes in there on third down. So there's a lot of versatility. Then you take a guy like Lamarr. Lamarr plays defensive end and he can go inside. That really helps you out, especially in this league when you can get so many injuries and you don't have to change things or panic."
            http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/...entry_id=72034

            Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour told the Three Hour Lunch radio show on WGFX in Nashville (Via sportsradiointerviews.com) that the Raiders would stop Chris Johnson and that he believed that former quarterback JaMarcus Russell was a "Good Guy."

            On JaMarcus Russell:

            “I think it’s very unfortunate. I think obviously if he could change a few things, I think he would. I think it’s definitely been an unfortunate situation as talented a guy as he is. Talent only gets you so far in this league. I think he understands that now and he’s willing to put in the work to turn things around. I know personally, just from being around him, he’s a really good guy… I think he’s always been that talented guy that maybe didn’t have to work as hard in high school or in college because he was always better than everybody. At the quarterback position, being around guys like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning and seeing those guys put in the work, and even Jason Campbell now, it’s a level that the quarter back has to be a coach on the field. He was still developing into that player, into that guy. But, that didn’t happen fast enough for the organization.”

            He also talked about having played in the 3-4 defense in New England and in the Raiders 4-3 scheme. He was a defensive end in the 3-4, then played mostly defensive end in the 4-3 his first year in Oakland, However in 2010 he will be primarily inside at 3 technique defensive tackle in a 4-3 hybrid.

            “One of the things that I proud myself on because I’ve played in the 3-4. I’ve played in the 4-3. As a defensive lineman, you want to pride yourself as the type of player that can play in any system. Whether it’s the 3-4, the 4-3, you want to say, ‘Hey, I’m a guy that can stay on the field versus the run, versus the pass, short yardage situation, long yardage passing situation.’ You always want to be a guy that the team can depend on to do everything. That’s one of the challenges where have to look yourself in the mirror and say, ‘Hey I can play in any system on any team.’ If there is one defensive lineman that you want, you always want to be that guy… You don’t have the opportunity to make as many big plays in the 3-4 defense. Because in the 43, you penetrate, get up the field, be more disruptive. In the 34 defense, you are still knocking the guys back, but it’s a situation where the linebackers are really making more plays in the defense. You need to be a team guy to do it. I did that eight years in New England. If you look the success that we had, it wasn’t about one guy. It was about the total team success. For me personally, I’ll give up some personal success if it can put some rings on your finger.”

            Seymour was effusive in his praise of new quarterback Jason Campbell. He said that the best defense is to keep the offense on the field and sustain drives, that was a problem all last season.

            “It’s really been good. Last year, teams were able to just run the clock out – some guys in the second quarter going into halftime. Offensively, I think we have definitely made some strides and I think Jason’s been a leader for us and we are going to need that. I always feel that our best defense is keeping the offense on the field and continue to sustain drives.”

            He was asked if the Raiders could stop Chris Johnson.

            “Of course we are.”
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            • #21
              Im glad we picked up a guy like Houston who truly has passion for the game to go along with his talent.
              Originally posted by ATLDirtyBirds
              Coples is that dude.
              Go Amare. I Love Tayshaun Prince...

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              • #22
                I have a really hard time picturing us winning this one, but I think it is going to be close. This will be a really hard test for McClain and his crew.

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                • #23
                  I like this game because its not against a elite level team but a real test against a overall good team with one of the most talented RB in the league. All the talk about the defense changing schemes and saying their one goal is to stop the run, now we get to see if its true. Also the offence doesnt go against a great D but a good young one so we can see who improved over the off season. Overall I dont really care if we win this one game, I just want to see us compete the whole 60 mins of football


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                  • #24
                    Chris Johnson will carve up the run d, it's going to be a familiar sight in that element of the game. Trevor Scott should he coming in on passing downs, shaughnessy is much more stout against the run and that's what we really should be concerned with in this game. Like somebody else mentioned, why is figurs returning punts over ford and jlh? That guy had a shotty preseason and gets rewarded. Our special teams has been terrible with fassels kid, hopefully he will be shown the door soon.

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                    • #25
                      I'm so excited. I hope we can at least not let CJ rip off some huge gains. TN's o-line is beastly.


                      mucho props to wiscbadgerfootball


                      Originally posted by scottyboy
                      like honestly lebron, instead of south beach, why don't you take your talents and just shove them up your ass.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by EvilNixon View Post
                        I'm so excited. I hope we can at least not let CJ rip off some huge gains. TN's o-line is beastly.
                        I think that's a given against our Run-D, but especially with CJ. Goona be a long day if our offense isn't rolling.

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                        • #27
                          Looks like J.Alford will play and no William Hayes for the Titans there best pass rusher
                          Greg Gross @VittorioTafur Al Davis' scholarship program has died with him. With Hue, it's nothing personal, and nothing sentimental, either. It's gladiator school now. Perform or perish., period.

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                          • #28
                            Bush (thumb) is inactive for Sunday's game against Tennessee, NFL Network reports.
                            Damn would of liked to see Bush in this one, but this is now all on DMC.

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                            • #29
                              DMC,SHOW ME SOMETHING!!!! please!!!!


                              mucho props to wiscbadgerfootball


                              Originally posted by scottyboy
                              like honestly lebron, instead of south beach, why don't you take your talents and just shove them up your ass.

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                              • #30
                                Today is the day DMC either comes out as a good player or a bust. I am so excited to see my Raiders today


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