The Raiders will need to figure out what it is that prevents them from being a winning organization this week. The rule for getting over wins and losses is 24 hours — but that is for the players. Raiders fans most likely will take the entire week for this one, and 49ers fans will be sure to extend that sorrow for as long as they can.
After the Raiders 17-9 loss to the 49ers, Jason Campbell told Comcast Sports that he suffered through a knee injury for part of the game. He also mentioned that he’d be getting an MRI on Monday.
The Oakland Raiders (2-4) hoped to come into Candlestick Park and get their second straight victory for the first time since the end of 2008, and they began the game like they would get it. Even while leading for most of the game, the Raiders weren’t able to find an offensive rhythm after the first quarter, and it led to a 17-9 loss to the San Francisco 49ers (1-5).
Tom Cable says they’re ready, but the only way anyone will truly know how well the Raiders are prepared for their game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday will be to actually play the game.
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.
Michael Crabtree was a two-time (Fred) Biletnikoff winner in college and the Raiders needed a wide receiver with their first pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. Nearly every draft prognosticator, and many in Raider Nation, who pegged the Raiders picking a receiver, had Crabtree going to the Raiders with the seventh pick of the draft.
That didn’t happen.
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.
Been helping one of the other writers with their Blackberry for a good chunk of the day, which has prevented me from putting up much so far. I’ll have the Cable presser and other quotes a little later tonight because of it. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out my story on Stanford Routt from this morning’s locker room session. My apologies…
The one thing to know about Stanford Routt is that he’s never afraid to answer questions of reporters — even when he’s not in the mood. Most players, when they see the contention of media enter the locker room, remember that they have things to attend to somewhere else and scatter faster than you can say, “Got a moment?”
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.