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Raiders run of injuries is becoming a problem

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Injuries are quietly starting to mount at Raiders camp.

Wide receiver Louis Murphy will miss at least the season opener after undergoing surgery this week on either an injured hamstring or his groin. Days before the surgery coach Hue Jackson swore that Murphy wasn’t even hurt.

Starting cornerback Chris Johnson also underwent an undisclosed surgery this week.  Jackson said on Monday that Johnson was only missing practice this week because he was a veteran getting time off.

“Dang, I wish I would have known,” safety Michael Huff told Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune. “Nobody tells me anything.”

The Raiders think Johnson could be back for the opener. If not,  rookie third round pick DeMarcus Van Dyke could be starting.

The injury issues don’t end there.  Safety Mike Mitchell hasn’t practiced in two weeks. Center Samson Satele was taken to the hospital Wednesday.  Wideout Chaz Schilens is hurt once again.  Wideout Jacoby Ford hasn’t returned yet from a broken hand.

There is an expectation in Oakland the team will build off last year’s impressive 8-8 record, but this team has a lot of questions. They removed a successful head coach and the offensive line is in huge transition.  They also lost their best player (Nnamdi Asomugha) without remotely replacing him.

We know Yahoo’s Mike Silver thinks the Raiders are going to the AFC Championship, but a slide back to 5-11 irrelevance seems more likely.

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  1. egls7 says: Aug 18, 2011 11:50 AM

    Peyton Manning has a huge skull

  2. phillyisinvading says: Aug 18, 2011 11:53 AM

    Nnamdi is loving it here in Philadelphia.

  3. stackraider95 says: Aug 18, 2011 11:54 AM

    The lockout really f’d the Raiders

  4. lunarpie says: Aug 18, 2011 11:55 AM

    Whatta suprise, Chaz is hurt? If he gets another season ending injury, HE NEEDS TO GO!

    As for: Murphy- he can be replaced, for now.
    Mitchell – can be replaced.
    Satele – can be replaced. Who cares, put Wisniewski in and get him ready to start.
    Ford – will be back for opener.

    10-6, AFC West Champs.

  5. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Aug 18, 2011 11:55 AM

    Al Davis pretty much hates Mike Silver, so this must be an attempt to get in his good graces. Because there is no way any sane man predicts Oakland for the AFC Championship game.

  6. mmmpieyummy says: Aug 18, 2011 11:55 AM

    Before you all start bashing the Raiders….no team fully discloses injuries during camp because they don’t have to…so don’t even go there.

  7. rayvens says: Aug 18, 2011 11:56 AM

    Raiders run of injuries is becoming a problem
    ————————————
    Actually… I would say starting Jason Cambell for 2yrs is starting to become a problem.

  8. tylerdurden0 says: Aug 18, 2011 11:57 AM

    The only logical course of action is to fire Jackson after the season and draft the fastest player available with the 5th overall pick.

    I know injuries aren’t Al Davis’ fault, but HE STINKS.

  9. lunarpie says: Aug 18, 2011 11:58 AM

    Phillyisinvading,
    Andy Fatass Reid will mess up Nnambi somehow. Just wait!

    Have you noticed how the Pigeons have several ex-Raiders on your team. And everyone in Philly always talks down on Al Davis. Without Al Davis Trent Cole, Nnambi and Higgins wouldn’t be who they are….

    Get the point?!?!?

  10. sadbengalsfan14 says: Aug 18, 2011 11:58 AM

    So 3 wide receivers are injured right now? I feel bad for Raiders fans knowing that Darius Heyward-Bey will be the prime wide out target for now.

  11. wcman says: Aug 18, 2011 11:58 AM

    Trying to stir things up huh Gregg? Silver is delusional with that prediction, but 5-11 is just as silly. The Raiders lost one player from what looked like an ascending team last year. The one player was fantastic, no question, but they didn’t have him for a couple of games last year and won, so to suggest they will go in the toilet because of it is nonsense. What you and some other writers I’ve noticed don’t understand, is that the Raiders took a big step forward last season due to their offense, which was coordinated by Hue Jackson. Cable was along for the ride but it was Jackson who made the biggest difference for this team last year. Now it’s questionable whether they can improve on the 8 wins, but talent wise, they are as good as anybody in the division and if they can get past the early rash of injuries, they’ll contend for the division title…but the AFC Championship…umm no.

  12. 15gb2 says: Aug 18, 2011 12:01 PM

    Will just be an excuse for jokeland fans when Denver takes it to them week one..

  13. p4hbiz says: Aug 18, 2011 12:02 PM

    Sign TO or Hosh, as for Johnson we can split time with Huff & DVD at corner.. And we’re only playing the Broncos.

    The last time we were there we put up 59 points in 3 quarters with a Qb named Jason Campbell

  14. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 18, 2011 12:03 PM

    Eventually it’s just going to be McFadden snapping the ball to himself and throwing it to Kevin Boss.

  15. dolfan34 says: Aug 18, 2011 12:03 PM

    Geez, what is silver smoking thinking that the Raiders are going to the AFC Cahmpionship game? Not a chance!! The Ravens, Steelers, Jets and Patriots are all better than them to start. Have Silver contact me, I’d like to take that bet!

    Losing their second best player in Miller hurts too. Can’t see them winning that division.

  16. justwinbaby29 says: Aug 18, 2011 12:04 PM

    Just more Raider hating.

    Going to the AFC Championship game is a major reach but falling back to 5-11 is a stretch too.

    The Raiders will win between 8-10 games. All depends on how consistent Jason Campbell is and if the Offensive line holds up.

    Remember a great DL with a pass rush which the Raiders have will make up for an average secondary.

  17. pigskinswag says: Aug 18, 2011 12:06 PM

    They did replace Nnamdi Asomugha. They replaced him with the overpaid underwhelming Stanford Routt.

  18. justwinbaby29 says: Aug 18, 2011 12:06 PM

    They removed a successful head coach?

    Really?

    When did Tom Cable become Vince Lombardi?

    Please … the reason the Raiders showed life on offense last year was Hue Jackson as offensive coordinator.

    Tom Cable stunk.

  19. edmazeing1 says: Aug 18, 2011 12:08 PM

    My team can still win the AFC West tho!!!

  20. cliverush says: Aug 18, 2011 12:09 PM

    Mr. Davis, it’s Foxboro calling on line one… Mr. Davis , Mr. Davis I know your under the desk.

  21. chargerdillon says: Aug 18, 2011 12:10 PM

    Becoming a problem for who? I’m totally happy with the Raiders getting injured

  22. rooneyruleblues says: Aug 18, 2011 12:10 PM

    LOL wow another stellar season ahead for the Raiders. They had 15k people at their last preseason game…

    Guess there wont be many celebrations in the yard in prison and county jails.

  23. firerosenthalthebastard says: Aug 18, 2011 12:11 PM

    “They removed a successful head coach…..”

    When that head coach was calling the offense in ’09 the Raiders scored 17 offensive touchdowns… when Hue Jackson ran it last year they score 42 offensive touchdowns… tell me again why the Raiders should have held on to their glorified media relations guy…. he didn’t do defense and when he did do offense it was HORRIBLE…. I guess the Raiders could have stuck him back down to o-line duties at a head coach’s salary.

  24. My Last Victim Escaped says: Aug 18, 2011 12:12 PM

    The reason that successful o-line coach was successful was the man that was calling the plays. Who is now Oakland’s coach. But yeah all these injuries are happening but at least they’re happening early. If it contines into the season then yeah, 5-11 seems likely. I think they might do at least 8 this year.

  25. nawlinsraider says: Aug 18, 2011 12:14 PM

    5-11??? I am seriously doubting that. Murphy is not even a starter and will be a #4 or #5 receiver by midseason. A sccessful head coach was replaced? Since when is 8-8 successful. The only reason we were able to attain .500 was due to Hue Jackson’s offense. Injuries are a concern, but the only one out for good is a backup safety/ special teams gunner. The Broncos still suck, the Chargers are declining, and the Chiefs are equal to the Raiders at best.

  26. phillycheez says: Aug 18, 2011 12:15 PM

    We know Yahoo’s Mike Silver thinks the Raiders are going to the AFC Championship, but a slide back to 5-11 irrelevance seems more likely.

    The only way that happens is with a whole lot of purple drank and a hot tub time machine.

  27. feldman9000 says: Aug 18, 2011 12:15 PM

    God that Raiders-Broncos game is going to be horrible. Thank god it comes on after I go to bed.

  28. richatthelake says: Aug 18, 2011 12:16 PM

    “They also lost their best player(Nnamdi Asomugha) without remotely replacing him”

    They also lost their leading pass receiver (tight end Zach Miller), their best blocker(Robert Gallery) & a tough coach who got this team to play better than the previous 4 or 5(Tom Cable).

    I think 5-11 is much closer to the mark.

  29. huejackson says: Aug 18, 2011 12:20 PM

    cliverush says: Aug 18, 2011 12:09 PM

    Mr. Davis, it’s Foxboro calling on line one… Mr. Davis , Mr. Davis I know your under the desk.

    how does that make any sense?
    Dont give up ur day job buddy

    Raiders will be fine and they will win the superbowl..
    If PFT watched the raiders in camp then they would know Raiders already have THE NEXT JERRY RICE ON THE TEAM, A GUY NAME MOORE.
    Raiders will not go 5-11, I would love for PFT to bet me on that.. I will bet 50k on that.
    Oh and Asomough is not a big deal, whens the last time a team with a shut down corner has won the super bowl?
    Do some research PFT..
    WE are 1.. we are a nation.. WE ARE THE RAIDER NATION

  30. sourdough says: Aug 18, 2011 12:21 PM

    Looking more and more like the Raiturds will post an eighth consecutive season w.o a winning record.

  31. 15gb2 says: Aug 18, 2011 12:21 PM

    Raiders will not win the AFC west this season..

  32. oakfan23 says: Aug 18, 2011 12:27 PM

    LOL, man i love everybody “Hating” on my team, i LOVE it! We’re gonna shock the league! And im gonna love coming on hear and seeing everybody hating it!! Hey everybody, google “preseason injuries” and click on CBSsports.com, they give a team by team list of injuries and everybody’s list is as big or bigger than Oakland’s. This article is just laughable.

  33. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 18, 2011 12:30 PM

    LOL…this clown said we lost a “successful” head
    Coach…Tom Cable easily the worst head coaching Raider history..

    Had it not been for Hue Jackson…Cable wouldn’t have made it through the 2010 season.

  34. andrewfbrowne says: Aug 18, 2011 12:30 PM

    Having a lot of questions with injuries at the WR position is difficult and they also lost their best TE. I think Zach Miller is better than Kevin Boss all day long. This may put teams in a position to crowd the line to shut down the run. Also, losing Gallery is not going to help the run game. Satele has a history of being injured and it is why the Dolphins cast him aside, they also look to be a bit thin in the secondary now as well.

    Just when you thought the Silver and Black were back, they have a pretty rough offseason.

  35. jbholcom says: Aug 18, 2011 12:31 PM

    As long as Al Davis controls this team it will never be a winner! Al’s day has long passed. If you think otherwise you’ve been drinking way too much of the kool-aide Hue Jackson has been serving out.

  36. GG Eden says: Aug 18, 2011 12:35 PM

    G.R. is bitter.

  37. humb0lt says: Aug 18, 2011 12:35 PM

    They don’t call it the Oakland Trainwreck for nothing.

  38. scrotiemcb says: Aug 18, 2011 12:35 PM

    Love it, love it, love it. It actually makes sense to combine “impressive” with “8-8″ when talking about the modern era Raiders. Relatively speaking, the 8-8 2010 Raiders tipped out on the ‘feel good story of the year’ scale right around the same place as, say, the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, or when that little girl got rescued from the well. That’s how god awful bad they’ve been.

    Now, if only more Raider fans could read this taunt…man, that’d be like almost perfect.

  39. micraidermicraider says: Aug 18, 2011 12:36 PM

    It’s funny Gregg, none of these are season ending injuries…yet you write off an Oakland team that swept the West last year. You Sir, are a moron.

  40. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 18, 2011 12:39 PM

    Greg Rosenthal probably never seen a Raider Game in about 10 years..

    We lost Asougmha who had no impact on the outcome of games. We have Chris Johnson who had more pick-6s last year than Nnamdi had in his career.Prime Time made CJ a baller…and we have Stanford Routt.

    We replaced Miller with a championship TE..in Boss…Raiders will be better this year…especially now that we don’t have that clown Tom Cable setting a losing tone at our Training camp anymore with his “intensive learning” garbage camps…IMHO.

  41. polishrod says: Aug 18, 2011 12:44 PM

    lunarpie says:Aug 18, 2011 11:58 AM

    Phillyisinvading,
    Andy Fatass Reid will mess up Nnambi somehow. Just wait!

    Have you noticed how the Pigeons have several ex-Raiders on your team. And everyone in Philly always talks down on Al Davis. Without Al Davis Trent Cole, Nnambi and Higgins wouldn’t be who they are….

    Get the point?!?!?

    ————–

    You are a moron.

    Higgins wont even make the Eagles team. And Trent Cole is a 5th round pick of the Eagles.

    Somehow Al Davis’ dementia has made it all the way to your house on Dumbass Island

  42. raiderinpa says: Aug 18, 2011 12:44 PM

    …Thanks for the vote of confidence, Rosenthal… 5-11?? Thats a slap in the face! Sure these injuries suck, but it still wont keep the Silver & Black from winning the AFC West crown…

    scrotiemcb: Way to really ‘rip’ the Raiders… im sure your team has had more success than Oakland… Apparently scrotie means scrotum… try harder to write something a little more compelling next time..

  43. sanchosway says: Aug 18, 2011 12:46 PM

    “Days before the surgery coach Hue Jackson swore that Murphy wasn’t even hurt.”

    Link to a quote where Jackson swore????

  44. arrruserious says: Aug 18, 2011 12:56 PM

    15gb2 says:
    Aug 18, 2011 12:01 PM
    Will just be an excuse for jokeland fans when Denver takes it to them week one..

    ———————————————–
    how did that work out for you last year?

  45. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 18, 2011 12:57 PM

    As a Raider fan, this is starting to feel very familiar.

  46. kurrmudgeon says: Aug 18, 2011 12:59 PM

    The Raiders winning the AFC west title? 30th in pass D in 2010 with Aso (290yds). No Aso, No Miller, No Wr’s, No Oline (aside from Veldheer), Weaker secondary, Mcfadden will get hurt.. I’d be worried if i was Raiders fan, that just common sense.. Al Davis has destroyed the legendary franchise he helped create..

  47. conjecture101 says: Aug 18, 2011 1:00 PM

    “They removed a successful head coach”

    -The Lie Detector Test Determined That Was A Lie

    “a slide back to 5-11 irrelevance seems more likely”

    -The Lie Detector Test Determined That Was A Lie

    “They also lost their best player (Nnamdi Asomugha) without remotely replacing him.”

    – The Lie Detector Test Determined That Was A Lie

  48. broncotis3000 says: Aug 18, 2011 1:03 PM

    Too bad about the injuries…I wish them a speedy recovery,I want them at full strength…for the ass-kicking they’ll receive in Denver on MNF.

  49. micraidermicraider says: Aug 18, 2011 1:07 PM

    Well, its a good thing we’re a running football team..you know #2 in the NFL 2 years in a row. And with all these injuries, none of which are long term, we still have DMC, Bush, Reece, Moore, Ford (will be back for opener)…and our D without Namdi “No Pics” Aso, will be even nastier this year. One of the best front 7 in the game. All you Raider haters prepare for misery,lol. GOOOOO RAIDERS!!!!

  50. ronlm says: Aug 18, 2011 1:10 PM

    First of all… Nnamdi may truly have been Oakland’s best player… but he is far from being their most VALUED player. Darren McFadden, Richard Seymour and even Rolando McClain are all arguably more valuable to the team.

    Second… so far, the only injury that has removed a player for the season, is Hiram Eugene’s hip.

    Third… all this crystal ball future telling is B.S. It’s all about how the team plays on each and every Sunday. The Raiders have a lot of talent, and while Tom Cable should get credit for turning the culture around in Oakland, it’s Hue Jackson who brought the Raiders offense back up to respectability. And last I checked, Jackson is still there… and is still calling the plays.

    That said, Hue Jackson’s head coaching abilities are going to be tested heavily. While the Raiders have one of the best DL’s in the NFL, losing Nnamdi is going to change the dynamics of the defense. And while these injuries are, hopefully, all relatively minor as far as missing time is concerned, it’s going to be important for this team to have a strong showing in the beginning of the season.

    BTW… if you haven’t yet heard of Raiders rookie Denarius Moore… you will. Kid is having an insane camp.

  51. okiesteeler says: Aug 18, 2011 1:10 PM

    The Raiders have improved, but saying they are going to shock the league and win the Super Bowl is showing some incredible ignorance by Raiders Fans.

  52. pdxbolt says: Aug 18, 2011 1:11 PM

    micraidermicraider says:
    Aug 18, 2011 12:36 PM
    It’s funny Gregg, none of these are season ending injuries…yet you write off an Oakland team that swept the West last year. You Sir, are a moron.

    ———————————————————-

    Congratulations on sweeping the AFC West last year……although you conveniently forget to mention you still finished THIRD in the division you swept!! Coincidence?

    No one can doubt the talent that took.

  53. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 18, 2011 1:13 PM

    LET ME REPEAT SINCE MY POST WAS DELETED.

    G ROSENTHAL STATED THAT TOM CABLE WASVA SUCCESSFUL HEAD COACH…WHICH DESTROYS HIS CREDIBILITY AS A BLOGGER.

    Everybody who is knowledgeable of professional football knows that it is PARAMOUNT for a QB to have ONE VOICE to listen to on offense.

    Tom Cable’s developmental play for a 21 year old Jamarcus Russell who only played about 13 games of college football.

    Gave him a Air Coryell passing game coordinator….Ted Tollner

    A West Coast Offensive Passing Game coordinator….Paul Hackett

    A Offensive Line Coach calling plays….Tom Cable

    And two Rookie WRs…DHB and Lousi Murphy.

    On top of that..he had a Zone Blocking scheme..which mad his Coryelll passing game ineffective because it’s useless without a power running game

    TOM CABLE HAS NEVER BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH SUCCESS AS A NFL OR COLLEGE COACH…AND THAT IS WHY ONLY 15,000 ATTENDED RAIDER GAMES…IT WASN’T PROFESSIONAL GRADE FOOTBALL….BUT THAT’S WHAT THE AUTHOR OF THIS PROFOOTBALLTALK BLOG CALLS “SUCCESS”…..LOL

  54. rickyrich14 says: Aug 18, 2011 1:14 PM

    Wow. Can everyone just see how the season plays out before you start killing the Raiders as usual.

    Satele? – Ummm Raider fans could care less we want Wiz to start.

    Murphy? – Guess no one has heard of the soon to be star Denarius Moore

    Chaz? – What else is new.

    Jacoby? – He will be fine.

    Mike Mitchell? – He is a situational player. Can be replaced.

    CJ is only player that could hurt the team. Stan can lock down the number 1 receiver so it’s all good. I swear people act like every team in the league has two elite corners. Everyone always talks about the Ravens and Steelers being the class of the AFC and their corners are garbage!!!

    I guess everyone forgot that the Raiders rushing attack is what drives this team. Tell me that McFadden and Bush are hurt then I will be worried.

  55. Exiled1 says: Aug 18, 2011 1:20 PM

    Don’t worry on Monday you can fill one of those meeting room seats with Terrell Pryor. Ol’ Undead Al loves him some athletic and margianlly talented players. This guys got Raider-bait written all over him.

  56. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 18, 2011 1:29 PM

    ronlm says:
    Aug 18, 2011 1:10 PM
    First of all… Nnamdi may truly have been Oakland’s best player… but he is far from being their most VALUED player. Darren McFadden, Richard Seymour and even Rolando McClain are all arguably more valuable to the team.
    ______________________________

    Excellent post.

  57. mrsmithtp says: Aug 18, 2011 1:31 PM

    Lunarpie…….You sir are an idiot lololol. What does Al Davis have to do with Trent Cole??? He was an Eagles draft pick and has spent his whole career in philly you dummy. Also who the heck is Johnnie Lee Higgens??? lolol he will probably be cut by the end of the preseason. Al Davis is a way past his prime has been and was he ever much anyway??

  58. pftareraiderhaters says: Aug 18, 2011 1:33 PM

    Mike Silver is a raider hater, but can at least report on what he sees. He knows now that the raiders have got their first head coach since the gruden days, that the raiders are back to contend… PFT is just bias, and slanted with their countless jabs and pokes at the raiders. Thats ok we love the hate , keep it coming!

    As far as guys getting hurt, if PFT has not realized these guys are all getting hurt at practice, with exception of Hiram. Meaning Hue is not messing around at practice, nor is he going to bat an eye if a guy get hurts. That is why you have depth on your roster, and you have teamates who all share a common goal of Just Win Baby!

  59. bwisnasky says: Aug 18, 2011 1:34 PM

    kurrmudgeon says:
    Aug 18, 2011 12:59 PM
    The Raiders winning the AFC west title? 30th in pass D in 2010 with Aso (290yds). No Aso, No Miller, No Wr’s, No Oline (aside from Veldheer), Weaker secondary, Mcfadden will get hurt.. I’d be worried if i was Raiders fan, that just common sense.. Al Davis has destroyed the legendary franchise he helped create..

    ——————————————-

    Erm… do your little NFL stats check again but make sure you select 2010 Regular season for your totals… Oakland had the number 2 pass D last year.. and that’s with Aso missing two games and barely playing in 2 others…. I can see where you’d make the mistake… NFL.com changes it back to the 2011 preseason… of which there are only stats for 1 game.. in which the Raiders did give up 290 yards in the air… without Aso…

  60. rickyrich14 says: Aug 18, 2011 1:35 PM

    Another thing that I’d like to say is that I have been watching this Raider team for years now. People criticize Al Davis for drafting track stars and that all he cares is about is speed. Now I will agree that he’s had some bad drafts. However, the last few drafts have been incredible. And last year I started to get a glimpse of this incredible reality that SPEED DOES KILL. When you combine speed and players that can actually play. Nothing compares!

    This Raider offense has a chance to be so dynamic. There are burners all over the place!! Our friggin Full Back is incredible. He will be a household name by the end of the season. Everyone seen what Jacoby can do. D-Mac can score every time he touches the ball. Michael Bush is a damn beast. People kill DHB but his speed has to be accounted for! If his kid actually gets it together then that’s just an added bonus! Add to that a few promising young players like Denarius Moore and David Ausberry. The sky is the limit for this Raider offense.

    Hue Jackson was the primary reason for this change. He saw what incredible talent was on this team and put them in position to succeed. One announcer said last year that the felt like he was watching the Oregon Ducks play when watching this Raiders team put up 59 points (yes I said 59) on the Broncos.

    All I have to say is watch out NFL. This team has a chance to be special.

  61. sanchosway says: Aug 18, 2011 1:36 PM

    rickyrich14 says:
    “Tell me that McFadden and Bush are hurt then I will be worried.”

    Sorry to say this but, DMC is hurt…

  62. pftareraiderhaters says: Aug 18, 2011 1:36 PM

    @humb0lt says:
    Aug 18, 2011 12:35 PM
    They don’t call it the Oakland Trainwreck for nothing.
    ——————————

    They dont call humbolt, DUMBOLT for nothing

    Go Norv…..LMFAO

  63. wcman says: Aug 18, 2011 1:43 PM

    cliverush says:
    Aug 18, 2011 12:09 PM
    Mr. Davis, it’s Foxboro calling on line one… Mr. Davis , Mr. Davis I know your under the desk.
    _________________________________

    Why? The Raiders have got the best of the Pats on a number of deals. Seymour for a 1sst which turned out to be a OT that some rated as a second round pick at best, while Seymour has been a leader who has helped turn the teams mindset around. I’d make that trade again in a second.

    How about the Derek Burgess trade? An injury prone player who might have been cut was traded for a 3rd and a 5th round pick. The 3rd rounder was subsequently used to acquire Kameron Wimbley who was a beast for us last year.

    There is a reason the Raiders continue to deal with Patriots. They win the deals more than they lose them.

  64. radrntn says: Aug 18, 2011 1:43 PM

    @cliverush says:
    Aug 18, 2011 12:09 PM
    Mr. Davis, it’s Foxboro calling on line one… Mr. Davis , Mr. Davis I know your under the desk.

    ________________________________

    Mr Davis it’s foxboro calling on line one, they were wondering if you would send some vasaline along the next time we do a trade, the seymour one is stilling hurting from taking it up the u know what.

  65. mrsmithtp says: Aug 18, 2011 1:44 PM

    Are we really talking about the Raiders??? LOLOLOL. Wake me up when were talking about a team thats actually relevant. This is a team that will have to get hot just to make it to .500

  66. 1acrowskids says: Aug 18, 2011 1:48 PM

    I know injuries aren’t Al Davis’ fault, but HE STINKS.

    ———

    Hey now, if you died 4yrs ago you would probably stink too.

  67. rickyrich14 says: Aug 18, 2011 1:50 PM

    sanchosway says:

    Sorry to say this but, DMC is hurt…

    HE IS FINE. He did not hurt his legs. He has a bruised eye. The Raiders are just being careful with D-mac. He is truly the Raiders best weapon. And the way Darren plays he plays hard no matter what. He has a different level of playing than most RBs in the league. He is so strong and physical. He knocks people out. He knocked one of our linebackers out in practice and broke his own eye socket on his helmet. Freak accident. Nothing to worry about.

  68. mmmpieyummy says: Aug 18, 2011 1:52 PM

    Pretty funny stuff…everyone loves to hate on Al Davis and the Raiders. That’s why PFT Raider stories consistently get most of the comments.

    The Raiders are not even close to the worst team in the league, but the haters will always hate…and Raider Nation loves it – it feeds the fire.

    Hatred stems from jealousy…enough said.

  69. justwinbaby41 says: Aug 18, 2011 1:57 PM

    damn! why is everyone hating!? i love how regular people just know SO much about everything, get outta here! the raiders will be just fine this season!

  70. juliusanonymous says: Aug 18, 2011 2:06 PM

    It’s always the same with Al Davis and his ever-shrinking fan-base: Sour grapes!! Any time a talented player or coach leaves, Raiders employees and fans are all over the media trash-talking the guy, saying how much he sucked, etc. Puh-leeze.

    I was at Seahawks Training Camp this weekend, watching Tom Cable work with our offensive line, and I’m very impressed. Couldn’t be happier that Oakland hates Gallery, Miller and Cable so much.

    Thank you, Al Davis!!

  71. tdk24 says: Aug 18, 2011 2:09 PM

    OMG the sky is falling. Slow down, we have played 1 of 4 preseason games. Lot’s of teams with have injuries piling up. Only theirs are going to come when he counts and the Raiders are getting them out of the way now, which is fine with me.

  72. trollhammer20 says: Aug 18, 2011 2:16 PM

    “WE are 1.. we are a nation.. WE ARE THE RAIDER NATION”

    Your “nation” can’t even sell out one of the smaller stadiums in the league. The Black Hole sucks all TV signals out of the air for a 75 mile radius. If I were a gambler, I’d put the over/under on Raider home blackouts this year at 6.5, and take the “over”.
    ________________________________

    “Tom Cable’s developmental play for a 21 year old Jamarcus Russell who only played about 13 games of college football.”

    Really? Did Cable call the shots for that one, or was it The Cryptkeeper? Given Dead Al controls everything that goes on with the franchise, I don’t see him handing control of a decision like that over to the head coach.

    You can’t blame coaching for the fact Russell was fat, lazy POS who took the money the Raiders gave him, sat down at the buffet table, and lost all desire to play the game.

  73. jredshoes says: Aug 18, 2011 2:17 PM

    It never ceases to amaze me how delusional the Radier Nation is. I could blame it on sniffing the glue from attaching spikes to your skull masks but that’s too easy. Coach Jackson will find that losing his best players plus having the Crypt Keeper as an owner will make 5 wins look like the promised land. Every year the Raiders are the team to watch and every year you screw it up

  74. bwisnasky says: Aug 18, 2011 2:20 PM

    I was at Seahawks Training Camp this weekend, watching Tom Cable work with our offensive line, and I’m very impressed. Couldn’t be happier that Oakland hates Gallery, Miller and Cable so much.

    ————————————————

    That’s because you have Cable doing what he is naturally and mentally designed to do.. which is coach the offensive line.. nothing more. Gallery of course is fitting right in… he doesn’t have to learn a new system… Miller/Boss is a wash… Boss had 4 more TD’s than Miller did in 1 less year…. So Miller had a few more yards.. and he was the Raiders “leading” receiver.. know what that got them? 2 TD’s.. in the 8 games they won… 2…. hard to replace that kind of production I guess. Not a bitter Raiders fan at all.. And truly hope things work out for all 3 of those guys.. as well as Aso.. but I don’t think any of the above losses are as tragic or team defining as everyone wants to believe they are….

  75. jjackwagon says: Aug 18, 2011 2:22 PM

    @ mmmpieyummy

    …Hatred stems from jealousy…enough said.

    Yes, I am sure most of the league is jealous of a team that finished 8-8, doesn’t win it’s division and missed the playoffs AGAIN!!

  76. sloraider says: Aug 18, 2011 2:34 PM

    juliusanonymous says:
    Aug 18, 2011 2:06 PM
    It’s always the same with Al Davis and his ever-shrinking fan-base: Sour grapes!! Any time a talented player or coach leaves, Raiders employees and fans are all over the media trash-talking the guy, saying how much he sucked, etc. Puh-leeze.

    I was at Seahawks Training Camp this weekend, watching Tom Cable work with our offensive line, and I’m very impressed. Couldn’t be happier that Oakland hates Gallery, Miller and Cable so much.

    Thank you, Al Davis!!

    The Raiders O-Line was not good with Cable, so enjoy.

    In 2010 the Raiders Offensive Line allowed 44 sacks and 77 QB Hits and allowed 148 Penalties (worst in league)

    In 2010 the Raiders Offensive Line allowed 49 sacks and 97 QB Hits and allowed 119 Penalties (second worst in league)

    What I would be worried about if I were a Seahawks fan is how much worse your Offensive Line will be from their 2010 totals of:

    35 Sacks, 64 QB Hits and 101 Penalties

  77. darkerdaze says: Aug 18, 2011 2:38 PM

    feldman9000 says: Aug 18, 2011 12:15 PM

    God that Raiders-Broncos game is going to be horrible. Thank god it comes on after I go to bed.

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    How old are you 10? Past your bedtime?

  78. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 18, 2011 2:38 PM

    @Julius

    cable knows the zone blocking scheme, but he doesn’t know anything about protecting the QB..He so pathetic with pass protections the Raiders went through 4 QBs in one game against Denver in 2009.

    We love Zach Miller…but at the end of the day the TE position is not that valuable to pay an outrageous amount of money too..Gallery is soft and doesnt fit our power running scheme.

  79. crise40g says: Aug 18, 2011 2:48 PM

    Hahaha, love it when the Raider Haters come out to play! Gotta love those ignorant bastards. But I like it. Please keep overlooking the Raiders.

    AFC Championship? I don’t think so, not yet anyway. But 5-11? Really? Who wants to take this bet? I’m saying better they go than that. A whole lot better than that.

    Yeah, Raiders lost some players but they all got replaced with the exception of Aso, IMO. Gallery? He was good, not great, but good. When he was out injured, his replacements did fine. Miller? I know Boss can do just as good a job. Campbell loves to throw to the TE. Ask Miller and Cooley. Boss will put up numbers. As for the CBs, Big Sey and company will help them out a lot. Wimbley and Houston are beastly!

  80. juliusanonymous says: Aug 18, 2011 3:05 PM

    All I know is that even with a bunch of rookies and an injured left tackle, our O-Line already looks vastly improved from last season.

    And I have never seen the type of energy from a coach that I saw from Cable at training camp. He’s got those big o-linemen running around like soccer players, non-stop, through all their drills. And he sounds like a Marine Corps Drill Instructor. Very high energy dude, higher energy than Alex Gibbs, although Gibbs is getting older.

    As to Miller and Gallery, Raider fans are the only people who believe those losses won’t hurt them. It reminds me of Marcus Allen, when he left for the Chiefs it knocked the Raiders out of contention and into irrelevance for years. But all you’d hear from Al Davis and Raider fans was how Marcus Allen was old and washed up. Yeah, sure… that’s why those Chiefs fans were laughing at you on their way to the AFC Championship and Marcus Allen was winning the Comeback Player of the Year award.

    Raider fans will never admit that Al Davis is their worst enemy, but he is. That team hasn’t been able to keep good players and coaches since the late 80’s. And every time they lose someone it’s the same thing… SOUR GRAPES.

  81. crise40g says: Aug 18, 2011 3:21 PM

    LOL!

    What’s up with all this Seachicken talk. This is a Raider thread! LOL Cable, Gallery and Miller are gone. I could care less about them now. All you Seachicken fans shouldn’t be worrying about the Raiders. You should be worried about T-Jax as your QB.

  82. juliusanonymous says: Aug 18, 2011 3:38 PM

    crise40g says:
    LOL!

    What’s up with all this Seachicken talk. This is a Raider thread! LOL Cable, Gallery and Miller are gone. I could care less about them now. All you Seachicken fans shouldn’t be worrying about the Raiders. You should be worried about T-Jax as your QB.
    ———–

    We’re not worried about the Raiders. NOBODY is worried about the Raiders. Even if the Seahawks were still in the AFC West, we wouldn’t be worried about the Raiders.

    As long as Al Davis runs that joke of a team, nobody is worried about the Raiders.

  83. phillycass says: Aug 18, 2011 3:41 PM

    I’d lean more towards ownership being the problem…

  84. pftareraiderhaters says: Aug 18, 2011 4:38 PM

    are you not allow to post tom cable successful record as a coach.

    He was 11- 35 while at Idaho, and 17-27 while coach of the raiders.

    Or are you not allow to say that the raiders definition of success is not the same that Rosenthall eludes to?

    Either way this has been deleted twice. (third time a charm?)

  85. patpatriotagain says: Aug 18, 2011 4:50 PM

    huejackson says: When was the last time a shut down corner won the superbowl? lets see
    2011 – Charles Woodson
    2005 -Ty Law
    2004 -Ty Law
    2003 – Ronde Barber
    2002 – Ty Law

    game set match

  86. aldaviz says: Aug 18, 2011 4:51 PM

    Imagine that….The Most Hated Team in all sports still manages to get a ridiculous amount of attention from Lovers and Haters of the Silver and Black alike. Say whatever it is you want about the Raiders, but one thing is for sure, you ALL respect us! Raider Nation biznitches!!!!!!

  87. outburst78 says: Aug 18, 2011 5:13 PM

    Don’t worry about us, we’ll be fine.

    The NFL is going to be much more interesting this year, and for years to come.

  88. crise40g says: Aug 18, 2011 5:43 PM

    Hahaha patpatriotagain,

    The only shut down corner I see on that list is C-Dub!

    Don’t get me wrong, those other dudes could ball for sure, but “Shut Down” corners? Don’t think so.

    And to you juliasanonymous,

    Enough already. Yeah, we get it. Nobody’s worried about the Silver and Black. ;)

    P.S. Tell T-Jax I said “hi.”

  89. ltshouldstillbeinsd says: Aug 18, 2011 6:08 PM

    Broncos and Raiders fans arguing about who’s better… This is amusing, dont worry guys, you will still finish 3rd and 4th in the division… No need to fight, there’s plenty of room down there..

  90. raiderapologist says: Aug 18, 2011 6:35 PM

    I’m a fan, but 8-8 was not impressive, and Cable was not successful. They went 2-2 against the NFC West. They got thumped at home by the Dolphins. The only success they had last year was shutting humpd0lt’s mouth for a couple of weeks. Still, the only injuries so far that might hurt them into the season are Johnson and Satele, and that’s only because there isn’t much experience behind them. Murphy is inconsistent. Ford and McFadden are just healing broken bones.

  91. Chairman Al says: Aug 18, 2011 10:37 PM

    I do see the Raiders finishing about the same as last year, but always good to see Rosenthal publish half of the story. How about Taiwan Jones, Bruce Campbell, Samson Satele, Chris Johnson, and Chimdi Chekwa all saying they are about ready to come back? None of them are superstars, but by my count thats’s one really fast RB, a freakish offensive lineman, the starting center, the starting CB, and their rookie CB. There are some reasons to be happy.

    But why publish that? That’s boring, good news that doesn’t support your cynicism, you hack. Only one team wins the championship. It’s always more likely to go 5-11. Any team can, but only one wins their conference. Way to mix that in so you sound like a big boy reporter.

  92. mmmpieyummy says: Aug 19, 2011 12:01 AM

    @ jjackwagon:

    I want to say I am sorry about your stuttering problem…I hope it doesn’t cause too many issues between you and your fella.

    But you did neglect to say who your team is and if they made the playoffs…so please let us know. If you are a Packer fan, then I congratulate you…because just in case you haven’t figured it out yet, only one team wins it all moron.

    So keep posting the hate girlfriend…Raider Nation loves it.

  93. lostsok says: Aug 19, 2011 12:21 AM

    Prediction: leading receivers for Oakland in 2012…Derek Hagan. Chaz and Murphy are inconsistent and often injured. DHB is a weapon, not a mainstay.

    Hagan has a wide open shot, finally, at being a #1 possession guy.

    The secondary is more of a concern, but their front seven–with much needed depth this year–should help that a lot.

    I still see Oakland improving to 9-7 and challenging for the division. The question is whether San Diego with all their loses can hold off Oakland and stunningly improved KC team.

    Denver will be lucky to win 5 games.

  94. open1337 says: Aug 19, 2011 3:45 PM

    Isnt that’s why its called team effort. Next man up to make the play. Were not the only ones with some “nicks”. If we suck Saturday then its a mind game for the other teams to think Oakland isn’t relevant yet. Just watch and wait. Focustivity :-)

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