Shaughnessy proving to be a diamond in the rough

In Sunday’s loss to the San Diego Chargers, one rookie had a bit of a coming out party. Raiders’ third-round pick from the 2009 NFL Draft is beginning to make some noise on the field. Against the Chargers, Matt Shaughnessy led in tackles with five and had the only sack (first of his career) on the day for the silver and black.

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November 3, 2009
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Cable allegations nothing more than that

Monday’s press conference with Tom Cable once again brought out some of the bottom feeders from ESPN to go along with most of the usual suspects. Apparently, ESPN needed more stuff to add to their hatchet piece on Cable’s past relationships with women.

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November 3, 2009
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Chargers make it lucky number 13

LaDainian Tomlinson didn’t rush for over 100 yards on the day, but the end result was the same. Tomlinson scored two touchdowns rushing and helped the Chargers defeat the Raiders 24-16, extending their winning streak over the silver and black to 13 games in over six seasons. The streak the Chargers are on is the longest active NFL streak of one team’s dominance over another.

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November 2, 2009
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JaMarcus Russell: ‘I think the fans are fed up’

Thursdays are the days that the Raiders have JaMarcus Russell talk with the press. Besides Mondays, it’s probably the most packed day of the week. Russell fielded questions after the quick walk-through prior to Thursday’s practice, and he was more accountable for his play this season.

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October 30, 2009
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Mario Henderson trying to be a leader on Raiders’ O-line

The Raiders are still trying to put their 38-0 loss to the Jets in the rear view mirror and move forward to a brighter future. Part of that brighter future could include left tackle Mario Henderson, who has done a fine job of staying under the radar thus far this season.

Gone are the days where Raider Nation collectively curses the blindside rush end for putting a hurt on their quarterback. Gone are the complaints that the left tackle position needs to be addressed as well.

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October 29, 2009
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Raiders rally around Russell

While the JaMarcus Russell watch continues, that is the watching to see if he’s benched before Tom Cable is fired, the roster in the locker room continues to believe in their leader(s). At least, that’s what they are saying.

While the fan base and the rest of the world can already see that this marriage between Russell and Cable is bound for divorce at some time in the near future, the rest of the team isn’t letting on that they see the same picture. Maybe, just maybe, that’s the problem.

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October 28, 2009
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Tom Cable week seven Monday press conference

A little late posting this week, but we’ll more than make up for it from here on out.

Tom Cable was adamant on Monday that JaMarcus Russell is still his guy, despite replacing the young quarterback on Sunday. Issues continue to arise with the Raiders supposed franchise quarterback, and his grasp on the starting spot may be slipping–even though his coach isn’t admitting to it.

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October 28, 2009
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