Michael Huff has taken a lot of criticism in his four-plus years as former first round defensive back. After forcing the fumble that sealed the Raiders’ first victory against the San Diego Chargers in 14 attempts, he’s received plenty of accolades this week — the most he’s had since he was an All American at Texas.
After playing in only six games in 2009, and getting injured just before finishing three quarters of play in game one, Robert Gallery may finally be healthy enough to get back on the field — he hopes for the rest of the season. It would probably help if the Raiders don’t turn the ball over too often.
You can’t count Tom Cable’s relief of Lane ‘Lance’ Kiffin as his first year as head coach of the Oakland Raiders. While he gets the credit, or blame, for how the season turned out, it’s really what he’s done since going from ‘interim’ head coach to actual holder of the job.
Earlier in the week, the Raiders locker room was plastered with a quote from former Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer. The gist of the quote was that the Raiders don’t play 60 minutes and if any team hangs in there, the Raiders will give the game away in the end.
Darren McFadden still isn’t practicing and neither is Michael Bennett. That will leave a gaping hole for Michael Bush to reclaim the starting position, and for fellow backs Rock Cartwright and Marcel Reece to also step in for carries on Sunday.
Seymour is one-third of the Raiders’ defensive tackle roster going into Sunday. (Photo by Kelly Thomas)
Tuesday, the Raiders cut defensive tackle Jay Alford in order to pick up linebacker Bruce Davis. While doing so, they were able to strengthen their injured linebacking corps, but the net effect is that they now only have three defensive tackles — two of which have already struggled through injuries during the young season.
Tom Cable spoke with the media Monday, a day after his Raiders lost 31-24 to the Houston Texans in front of the smallest home crowd in over 40 years.
Cable is still not happy with how the Raiders are performing in the trenches and isn’t willing to lay any blame on key injuries as well. With the rule of thumb being 24 hours to get over a loss or beyond a victory, most of Monday was spent trying to figure out what it is they can do to avoid the same performance when San Diego comes rolling in this weekend.
Houston Texans’ (3-1) running backs Arian Foster, Derrick Ward, and Steve Slaton combined to rush 33 times for 248 yards and Matt Schaub used three different tight ends to complete 10 of his 16 completions in 29 attempts to help defeat the Oakland Raiders (1-3) 31-24 Sunday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in front of the lowest non-strike year attendance for a Raiders home game in 43 years. “I thought the…
At Monday’s weekly press conference a day after the Raiders one-point loss (23-24) to the Arizona Cardinals, Tom Cable addressed his team’s 1-2 predicament going into week four of the NFL season. Cable started his press conference lamenting the loss of Raiders legend George Blanda, calling him one of his ‘heroes’ and then spoke about the team going forward, correcting their mistakes from Sunday, and getting ‘over the hump’ in…
George Blanda has been reported dead at age 83. Details are not readily available as to the cause of death at the time of this writing, but it has been confirmed by the Raiders front office. Blanda, who’s career spanned four different decades, became a folk hero during the 1970 season. After being released in preseason, he came back to the Raiders to help lead the Raiders in five straight…