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Old 08-07-2008, 02:24 AM    (permalink
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McFadden looking forward to Oakland debut




August 6, 2008 10:25 PM


Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson




NAPA, Calif. -- Darren McFadden has been the unabashed talk of Raiders camp. McFadden has been great since the offseason workouts and is continuing his stellar play at Raiders camp.

Friday night, Raiders fans will get their first chance to see the former Arkansas star perform live since Oakland's training camp practices are closed affairs. McFadden, the No. 4 overall pick in April's draft, is looking forward to being seen.

"I can't wait to get in front of those Raider fans in the Coliseum to get my first taste there," McFadden said today.

McFadden, who doesn't turn 21 until later this month, is counting Friday's home game against San Francisco as a big deal for more reasons than just debuting in front of his new home fans.

McFadden is simply anxious to get in a game situation in NFL. He had been praised by his coaches for his diligent studying, and for his early ownership of Oakland's playbook.

McFadden is ready for the pay off.

"It may just be the preseason, but I don't care," McFadden said. " I really want to get going and get the taste of an NFL game. I can't wait."

Neither can the Raider Nation.






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''Menacing gestures''? That's lame
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It's kinda lame that you can't stand over a player either, getting really ticky-tacky with these rules.
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Hit men ready to take their shots

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, August 7th, 2008 at 3:25 pm in Oakland Raiders
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Passed on the thought of a two-hour-plus round trip to watch a 20-minute walkthrough on Day 15 of training camp.

Training camp has been limited contact anyway, with the exception of one goal line sequence in full gear through 20 practices. Walkthroughs I’ve seen are little more than lollygag warmups, with players going through the paces of some of the plans which will be implemented Friday night against the 49ers.

Which brings us to Michael Bush and Tyvon Branch, two players who are looking to hit somebody when the Raiders host the 49ers at McAfee Coliseum.

Both could be key components of the Raiders because of their physicality, or virtual non-factors if they’re not ready for prime time.

True prime time won’t come until Week 1 of the regular season against the Denver Broncos, but the preseason opener is the next best thing for two young players whose futures will be determined on dishing out more punishment than they take.

Coach Lane Kiffin has been praising Bush of late for showing signs of being the kind of pounding back they want him to be, while at the same time prodding him publicly to show up ready to practice every day.

When Bush broke his leg on Sept. 4, 2006, the Raiders were coming off a 4-1 preseason under Art Shell and were a week away from the 27-0 Week 1 embarassment against the San Diego Chargers that set the tone for their season.

Louisville was up 31-14 against Kentucky and Bush had already run for 128 yards and three touchdowns in the third quarter. When was tackled by linebacker Wesley Woodyard, his Heisman Trophy candidacy and his junior season vanished in a snap of his right leg.

When Bush takes the field against the 49ers, it will be the first time he has played in an game since that night. He came off the Physically Unable to Perform list and practiced for a time during the regular season but was never activated, going back on PUP.

“I didn’t think it would be this long,” Bush said. “I was told six months, seven months. It’s been two years now. I’m ready to get out there and get it going again.”

Kiffin has made it clear he wants Bush to complement Justin Fargas and Darren McFadden by being a line-smashing power back. The thing is, Bush is an excellent receiver who has some style to his running as well with an ability to make people miss. You get the impression Kiffin would rather Bush simply lower his shoulder make like Jerome Bettis.

Bush’s philosophy?

“I’ll drop my shoulders if I need to, if not, I won’t,” Bush said. “In goal line and stuff like that, you need to run like a big guy. You need to lean forward and get your head down.”

Then again . . .

“I don’t think you just drop your head at any time,” Bush said. “If you get an opportunity to make a bigger play, then why not?”

Branch will get first crack at being the Raiders kickoff return specialist, where his style is to hit the crease at full speed without a lot of subtle feints or evasive action.

His most intriguing skill, which made him a fourth round draft pick, is his reputation as a hitter and tackler. It’s something the Raiders can use immediately on their coverage teams and eventually in the secondary. There have only been glimpses during training camp, where players aren’t allowed bring people to the ground. Midair collisions are frowned upon.

In the evening session between the Raiders and 49ers, however, Branch crossed the line but in so doing may have given a preview of his capabilities.

It happened on a goal line pass to the 49ers Cameron Colvin, with Branch arriving at the same instant at a Tatum-like angle. Branch unloaded. Colvin, to his credit, got back up. There may have been a hit from a Raiders safety in the past two years that matched it, but I can’t recall it.

(Admittedly, that says more about the Raiders’ weaknesses in the deep secondary than it does about Branch).

“That was kind of out of frustration,” Branch said. “I really didn’t mean to hit him that hard, but I’m looking forward to hitting someone hard on Friday.”

Branch, a converted cornerback, admits to pent up frustration with camp limitations on hitting.

“You spend all this time working and you look forward to punishing somebody,” Branch said.

Branch said he reported in good shape and that camp has been more draining mentally than physically. He concedes he is still learning to play without thinking.

“A lot of the base stuff I’ve got down, but I’m in my playbook every night,” Branch said. “It’s hard to play off instinct when you’re learning a new defense. I’m almost getting it.”
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Preseason preview (Game 1)

No practice today. The Raiders will have a brief walkthrough in preparation for Friday night's preseason game against the 49ers in Oakland.

Here are some players to watch (other than the obvious, QB JaMarcus Russell):

WR Javon Walker. He's been handled gently during training camp as he recovers from a knee injury suffered with Denver last year. He's also been in a fragile mental state, having offered to retire last week. Raiders coach Lane Kiffin wants to see more of a commitment from Walker to be on the field and to give it his all when he's on the field. He looked as "in" to a practice as he as on Wednesday night. Perhaps it's a sign that Walker is committed to playing football.

RB Michael Bush. Kiffin wants this 246-pound runner to punish ballcarriers every chance he gets. Bush being a big back that shies away from contact would be a disappointment, so look for him to lower the boom when needed. But Bush shouldn't be so intent on running defenders over that he forgets to use his elusiveness in the open field when he has the opportunity.

RB Darren McFadden: This will be his first time against NFL competition. McFadden looks fast and explosive in practice, but how will that translate in a game situation? Also, will McFadden line up all over the field or will the Raiders allow him to focus on playing running back?

LT Kwame Harris: He continues to look more comfortable with each practice, but performing in game situations is paramount to Harris' growth. And don't think the 49ers don't know how to beat their former first-round pick.

QB Andrew Walter: The No. 2 quarterback needs to show he is a reliable backup. He's missed practice with what the team is calling a tired arm. If that's a lingering problem, Marques Tuiasosopo better be ready.

All LBs not named Kirk Morrison or Thomas Howard: Kiffin has let it be known everyone other than his two star linebackers better be good on defense and on special teams to make the team. Realistically Ricky Brown and Robert Thomas are probably safe, too. But expect everyone in this group to try to do something to impress.

The DT trio of Tommy Kelly, Terdell Sands and Gerard Warren: Kelly is working himself back into shape after knee surgery while Sands and Warren have been dinged a little bit Conditioning will be the thing to watch with Kelly and Sands, who has been slowed by a knee that had to be drained. Warren missed some time with a thigh injury but has practiced lately. Before a thigh injury last season, Warren was playing well.

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I have heard that the game will be blacked out in Northern Cali tomorrow, this isn't true is it? Who expects to sell out a preseason game?? Plus it would be shown on the niner network, right?
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I cant find it anywhere on Tivo.Its on NFLN on sunday at 1 AM.

Raiders on NFL Network (not including the live broadcasts):


Sunday, Aug. 10
San Francisco 49ers at Oakland Raiders 1 a.m.(HD)

Thursday, Aug. 14
San Francisco 49ers at Oakland Raiders 1 p.m.(HD)



Week 2---nationally televised, there is NO replay.


Week 3:

Sunday, Aug. 24
Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders 3 a.m. (HD)

Wednesday, Aug, 27
Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders 12:30 a.m. (HD)

Thursday, Aug, 28
Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders 2:30 p.m. (HD)


Week 4:

Saturday, Aug, 30
Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks 1 a.m. (HD)

Monday, Sept. 1
Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks 4 a.m. (HD)

http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story?...o&confirm=true


TVU or Sopcast I guess.
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Jano out, new leg on the way

The Raiders are expected to sign free-agent kicker Aaron Elling on Friday, a league source confirmed Thursday night.

Elling will fill in for Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski in Friday's exhibition-season opener against the 49ers at The Coliseum.

Janikowski "tweaked" his left kicking leg during two-a-days Wednesday, Raiders coach Lane Kiffin said, and is doubtful for the game. Elling must pass a physical before the deal is done.

The Raiders didn't have another kicker on the roster, opting to use a JUGS machine to give Janoikowski rest during practice. Fact is, rest is what Janikowski usually does in training camp, save for a few occasional kickoffs and field-goal attempts.

Elling is a left-footed kicker who can also punt. That will allow him to spell Pro Bowl punter Shane Lechler, who also sits out virtually all of camp practices. He usually retreats to the fieldhouse for conditioning work.

Elling, 30, got training camp gigs in Atlanta, Jacksonville and Cincinnati last year before tearing right-knee ligaments making a preseason-game tackle with the Bengals. He's bounced between eight teams since 2002, and scored 102 points in his second season with the Vikings.

If Elling signs, it will mark the team's first transaction since the first day of training camp. To make room, the Raiders will likely come to an injury settlement with offensive tackle Mark Wilson, who broke his leg last week but remains on the 80-man roster.

More moves are expected over the weekend, with underperforming players in the third-string department teetering on the edge of unemployment as Kiffin tries to improve the level of competition over the final three weeks before final roster cuts must be made.

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NAPA - Maybe there is something to the lights.

Javon Walker looked more into this practice than he's looked all of camp.

He was running with enthusiasm, and making jokes to the sidelines.

"I'm going to be ill," Walker said. "Friday."

(For those of you who don't know, ill is good in this case.)

Then he gestured as if he were making a one-handed catch and spinning it to the turf.

While working against a scout defense, Walker made a catch on a post route that was at least 20 yards down field, sprinted to the end zone which was about another 20 yards away and tossed the ball in the air to himself before a faux dunk on the goal post.

This doesn't mean Walker is OK and everything is smooth sailing from here. But maybe Walker is getting the message that Lane Kiffin wants a good effort every time out.

Walker looked really eager to run routes well during drills, too. He'd looked lethargic at times, dropping passes and receivers coach James Lofton stayed on him to do more.

Night practice notes

*Walker, S Jarrod Cooper, LB Ricky Brown, G Cooper Carlisle, C Jake Grove, QB Andrew Walter, WR Ronald Curry, WR Drew Carter, DT Tommy Kelly and OL Fred Wakefield are all the players that missed the morning practice that were back on the field.

LB Grant Irons (hamstring), CB John Bowie (knee) and S Greg Wesley (back) did not practice.

Walter threw a few passes after being rested because of a tired arm.

*DT Terdell Sands did not practice to rest his knee.

*During special teams practice, DE Jay Richardson and DT Josh Shaw were teasing T Mario Henderson, who was practicing fielding a fair catch in case a team decided to kick to one of the up men. They were willing to bet $100 Henderson wouldn't catch it. Henderson did, jumping to catch the football. Richardson, a former tight end, casually caught the ball on his turn.

*Without a backup kicker in camp, the Raiders let the JUGS machine do the work for K Sebastian Janikowski for much of kickoff practice. KR/S Tyvon Branch handled the bulk of the duties with Chris Johnson chipping in.

*The offense and defense worked against scout teams in preparation for Friday's game. Tomorrow the team will have a short walkthrough in preparation.

*WR Johnnie Lee Higgins, S Rashad Baker, WR Drisan James and CB Michael Waddell took turns fielding punts after practice.

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Down here in So Cal, the game is on channel 5. They've been carrying all of the pre-season games for the Raiders the last few years.
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its on channel 6 up here at 10 o'clock.
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Raiders signed K Aaron Elling and placed OT Mark Wilson (broken leg) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Elling is purely insurance for Sebastian Janikowski, who's a little banged up. Al Davis wouldn't dare make his prized former first-round pick compete.
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Anyone know if there will be any live feeds online? I'm on vacation and I'm not sure whether the game will be televised out here. :/
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Anyone know if there will be any live feeds online? I'm on vacation and I'm not sure whether the game will be televised out here. :/
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Thanks a lot man! :D
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3 more hours for me.
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Postgame wrap

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, August 8th, 2008 at 11:27 pm in Oakland Raiders


News and notes from the Raiders’ 18-6 win over the 49ers Friday night at McAfee Coliseum:

– The Raiders rushed for 248 yards, averaging 6.0 yards per carry, and won the turnover battle 4-0.

It’s a formula coach Lane Kiffin hopes will continue.

“It’s what we preach every day about not giving it up and protecting the ball, ball security,” Kiffin said. “Anytime you go into a preseason game you’re playing a bunch of different centers, different quarterbacks and all the different guys that touch the ball.

“We didn’t put a ball on the ground the whole day so to come out of there with four turnovers to nothing is more pleasing than anything else.”

– Kiffin played it safe with quarterback JaMarcus Russell, limiting his play to a quarter and opting not to put him out on the rollouts and bootlegs he called for Andrew Walter when the second team came on.

Russell completed 2 of 5 passes for 13 yards with a long of nine.

“I wish we would have hit a few passes there early that we didn’t so we were a little slow there moving the ball,” Kiffin said.

Russell had left the building by the time reporters were allowed in the locker room.

The Raiders finished with the 4-0 lead in turnover ratio, outrushed the 49ers 248-70 and had a 34:32 to 25:28 lead in time of possession. Those figures, plus a 41-20 run-to-pass ratio, make for the perfect scenario in developing a young quarterback.

– Running back Darren McFadden narrowly missed the chance to take one to the house, but it hardly mattered. What McFadden showed instead, that he is adept at picking his way through holes between the tackles and securing the ball, is more important.

“For me, running inside between the tackles is something I don’t mind at all,” McFadden said after gaining 48 yards on 12 carries, all in the first half. “I feel I did a pretty good job doing that tonight.”

– In his first game in two years Michael Bush had a fourth-and-goal line smash for a 5-yard touchdown, converted a third-and-1 with a 1-yard run, a third-and-2 with a 6-yard run and ran 23 yards with a screen pass to almost personally escort the Raiders to their lone offensive touchdown on the first possession in the third quarter.

“I did a lot of the things I did in college and the line and fullback did a great job,” Bush said. “When they do that, if you read the schemes and do what you’re taught, you should be OK.”

Bush admitted he was tense when he took the field with the punt team, but couldn’t afford to feel that way on offense.

“That kind of calmed me down a little bit,” Bush said. “When you get in at running back, they’re right on you. If you’re nervous when you get in there someone is going ot knock your block off so you better straighten up.”

– Walter will probably never be picked to be the quarterback of a team which operates the kind of bootlegs and rollouts which are commonplace for the Raiders.

But Walter, who completed 10 of 12 passes for 82 yards, showed he isn’t a statue, either. He may not have looked smooth, but he was accurate and efficient.

“I think I’ve always been able to do that, but since all I’ve done is drop back, why assume different, I suppose,” Walter said. “I like doing stuff like that. It keeps you in the flow of the game.”

When the day comes that Walter moves on and attempts to lead a team of his own, what he did Friday night counts for something.

“At the very least, I put some tape out there,” Walter said. “It shows I can run a West Coast style. It means more job opportunities.”

Said Kiffin: “He has adapted to the offense because the offense isn’t perfect for him in that way.”

– Rookie safety Tyvon Branch suffered a broken right thumb which Kiffin said will need surgery but will not necessarily keep him out of action for a great length of time. Chances are it could impact his goal to be the Raiders kickoff return specialist.

– Johnnie Lee Higgins had a 37-yard punt returned called back but later broke one for 53 yards and a touchdown. Higgins had a big preseason last year returning, only to have problems holding the ball once the regular season began.

As he was on his return, Higgins was gone by the time reporters entered the locker room Kiffin believes Higgins’ success should carry on this time around.

“He looks really confident and it’s good to see because it’s something we talked about this offseason and during camp, the confidence level that he’s playing with and he’s bigger and stronger,” Kiffin said. “It showed up today. Unfortunately we had a penalty on the first one. Then he looked dynamic on the next one.”

– Two encouraging signs _ Tommy Kelly collapsing the pocket on a pass play and looking stout against the run; Terdell Sands running a good 15 to 20 yards to pounce on a fumble by Stanford Routt following an interception.

– Late in the game, defensive end Trevor Scott and defensive tackle William Joseph were giving Shaun Hill relentless pressure, but it’s worth noting the 49ers second-string line, particularly tackle Joe Toledo, had the look of turnstiles.

– Mike Nolan must secretly love all the criticism about being too conservative. While Kiffin was treating the exhibition as what it was _ an exhibition _ Nolan was acting as if it was third-and-1 against the Rams and Frank Gore was out with an injury.

How else to explain Nolan bringing in Joe Nedney to kick a 22-yard field goal, a play the 49ers should execute successfully about 99 percent of the time, rather than have the Mike Martz offense simulate a fourth-and-goal play in a game situation.

– Camp standout Todd Watkins carried his practice performance out on to the field, catching three passes for a team-high 39 receiving yards.

– Wide receiver Ronald Curry didn’t suit up when a hamstring tightened during warmups. Sebastian Janikowski’s injury is to his kicking leg but Kiffin said he didn’t believe it to be serious. Wide receiver Drew Carter and cornerback DeAngelo Hall left with what Kiffin said were minor injuries and did not return.

– Greyson Gunheim, unchained. The Sebastopol product out of Washington finished off the game with a sack, had a good special teams lick and had a pressure or two as well at defensive. He’s still a longshot, but his odds just got better for the practice squad.
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Postgame notes

OAKLAND -- Michael Bush said he was halfway in tears prior to going on the field for the first time.

If Lane Kiffin had any tears, they would be of joy because he saw exactly what he wanted from Bush.

Kiffin said he was especially impressed with Bush's feet. He weighs almost 250 pounds, but moves extremely well.

Bush said he knows because he's a big guy and defenders like to go for his legs, he has to have quick feet.

Bush ran for 27 yards in eight carries and a five-yard touchdown, stepping through Niners safety D.J. Parker on the way.

*Darren McFadden said he was nervous until he got hit.

*It looks like if Kififn has more than one running back he likes, he will mix it up. Last year he rarely did that, but with Bush, McFadden and Justin Fargas he said he likes the idea of changing things up.

He said it's what USC did with Reggie Bush and LenDale White to keep defenses off balance.

*Kiffin was happy the Raiders didn't have any turnovers and came away with four.

*Tommy Kelly looked strong in the middle. That's good news for the run defense. He'll get better as he gets into better shape. Kelly was left in for a few extra snaps along with Gerard Warren to get some extra work for conditioning purposes.

*The passing game still needs work and thankfully for the Raiders they have a little time. I have to wonder if the long pass Javon Walker didn't go up and catch from JaMarcus Russell might have been different if he were in better shape. Expect Kiffin to really push Walker now that he has game film of him not getting up high to make a catch.

*Johnnie Lee Higgins returning a punt for a touchdown and another punt for good yardage that was negated by a penalty was another positive. Kiffin attributed Higgins play (which included a snag of a quick slant from Russell for a first down) to improved confidence and work in the weight room.

Maybe new strength coach Brad Roll will end up being the team MVP.

*Kiffin said Sebastian Janikowski hurt his left leg in practice on Wednesday. He doesn't expect it to be a major issue and hopes Jano will be able to kick in the next preseason game.

*Tyvon Branch will have surgery on his injured right thumb. It's another injury Kiffin doesn't think is serious, even though Branch will have surgery. Branch came back into the game wearing a cast.

"I ran down on punt and caught a helmet in the pile," Branch said.

*Kiffin liked what he saw from the first-team in run defense.

*Didn't talk to Russell after the game. By time reporters got into the locker room, Russell was gone.

*Kiffin also noted the play of Greg Spires at defensive as a plus with the second unit.

*The Raiders ran for 248 yards and averaged six yards a run. The 49ers netted 70 yards on the ground.

*In an attempt to rest Shane Lechler, expect the Raiders to go for it on fourth down in the preseason more often than they would during the regular season.

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As good as our run offense was I'll be curious to see how we do against the titans.Gallery and Harris are gonna have their hands full against Haynesworth and Vanden Bosch.
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Branch out for now as kick return specialist

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Saturday, August 9th, 2008 at 6:30 pm in Oakland Raiders


Coach Lane Kiffin said in a conference call with Bay Area media Saturday night that the broken right thumb sustained by Tyvon Branch against the 49ers will cause the Raiders to re-evaluate their search for a kickoff return specialist.

The hope was that Branch would seize the job as kickoff return specialist, with Johnnie Lee Higgins winning the job as the punt return specialist. Higgins came through in a big way with a 37-yard return which was erased by penalty as well as a 53-yard touchdown return.

Branch, however, suffered a broken thumb before ever returning a kickoff. Kiffin said Branch will have surgery but could be available this Friday against Tennesee, but returning kickoffs is out for the foreseeable future.

“I don’t know how long it’ll be until he’s able to do that again so we’ll have to take a look at some other guys,” Kiffin said.

Possibilities include Higgins also returning kickoffs, a dual role that Chris Carr had for the better part of the last three years, or using someone like Jonathan Holland.

Problem is, Holland is far from a lock to make the team and and was in fact playing very late against the 49ers.

Kiffin has said that ideally he wants the Raiders to keep five receivers. Javon Walker, Drew Carter and Ronald Curry, barring a major surprise, will be on the roster. Higgins went a long way toward cementing his spot against the 49ers.

That leaves one roster spot remaining between street free agent Todd Watkins and draft picks Arman Shields and Chaz Schilens and returnees Holland, Drisan James and Chris McFoy.

– One candidate who won’t be considered to return kickoffs, at least in the preseason, is rookie Darren McFadden. He has already established himself as too important in games that don’t count.

“We’ve had him back there in practice. In preseason games, to put him back there would be a little bit dangerous to do so,” Kiffin said. “I don’t think that’s something he’ll do in preseason but we’ll continue to have him back there for a possibility in the regular season.”

When the regular season begins, expect the Raiders to pick their spots with McFadden with regard to kickoff returns, saving him for close games and crucial situations.

– Kiffin promised JaMarcus Russell will see more action in upcoming games after going 2-for-5 for 13 yards against San Francisco, and be given the same rollouts and bootlegs Andrew Walter had success with.

“He’ll play more next week, so hell throw more in general,” Kiffin said. “Part of the game plan is how flow of the game going.”

Kiffin said he wants players to realize certain plays will be called if a game is playing a certain way, and that the series’ played by Russell mandated the plays that were called based on the scheme they were seeing.

– Defensive moments that flashed on Kiffin _ Tommy Kelly’s power up front, and Thomas Howard coming up and delivering blows at the line of scrimmage.


“We had too many collisions on our side last year,” Kiffin said.

– Terdell Sands immediately came to the sidelines and claimed responsibility for the personal foul he received, although Kiffin said films have not been clear as to his culpability.

– Walter, who missed a pair of practice sessions heading into the 49ers game with a sore arm, should be fine since the day before and after a game gave him two more days of rest.

“I thought he played extremely well, managed our offense well and made good decisions with the ball,” Kiffin said.

– Kiffin had no specific injury information at the time of his conference call, saying he had not accumulated the reports as players were returning to camp after a day off.

– Louis Rankin the impressive undrafted free agent out of Washington who had a 72-yard run and led all rushers with 91 yards, faces a rough road to the 53-man roster. It did not go unnoticed, however, that he got careless with the ball on one carry even if he did not fumble.

“He did a real good job, and except one time tried to reach the ball out and that’s against everything we’re about as far as ball security,” Kiffin said. “Besides that he did a good job and had a few special teams plays for us as well. It will be tough for him to crack, similar to Adimchinobe Echemandu last year. He was the second-leading rusher in the AFC and we had to cut him.”

Echemandu initially made the 53-man roster, but was cut when Dominic Rhodes returned from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

– Kiffin said Walker made a good effort to make a leaping grab of a Russell pass, and later made a good move off the line but was overthrown by Walter _ one of only two incompletions Walter had.

– Last season, Kiffin made it clear he expected the running game to carry the offense as the passing game developed. Through one preseason game, he doesn’t feel much different a year later.

“I don’t know yet that we can become a pass heavy team and throw the ball all over the place,” Kiffin said. “With a right tackle that was injured the last half of the year coming back, a new left tackle, and not very much line depth, there’s no part of me right now that could tell you we would be able to change right now from where we were last year.”

Translation _ the 41 runs and 20 passes the Raiders attempted against the 49ers is just about right.

– Sunday’s single practice session will take place at the Raider Nation Celebration at McAfee Coliseum.
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Raiders signed S/LB Adam Archuleta, formerly of the Bears.

Archuleta will try to make the roster as a special teamer and outside linebacker. Greg Wesley is a candidate to be cut to make room.
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Training camp, Day 19 (P.M. practice)

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, August 11th, 2008 at 10:07 pm in Oakland Raiders
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Quick hits from Sunday night’s practice:

– The 23rd practice of training camp and the second-to-last night session of double days may very well have been the worst in terms of the passing game.

Included in the mishaps was a red zone pass by JaMarcus Russell which squirted more than 10 feet high in the air, with DeAngelo Hall coming up with a gift interception, and another by Russell which glanced off the hands of rookie running back Darren McFadden and in to the arms of linebacker Thomas Howard.

Practice ended with a four-down sequence which the Raiders attempted to get into field goal range. They got nowhere, with Russell’s fourth-and-10 pass sailing behind Drisan James, with Stanford Routt knocking it to the ground.

Mercifully, the three horns signifying the end of practice arrived. They ending a practice that in terms of the passing game brought to mind some of the poorly executed sessions of the last two years.

Kiffin scuttled plans for a full padded practice because he said the team was “too banged up.”

– McFadden, who fumbled and dropped balls in the first practice, continued to struggle in the second _ easily his worst day in a Raiders uniform.

– Running back Louis Rankin caught two routine passes over the middle which he at first juggled before securing.

– Wide receiver Ronald Curry missed practice with the sore hamstring which kept him out of the 49ers game. After a recent practice, Kiffin talked about how the receiving corps was worn down, and they looked it Monday night.

Drew Carter, who opened camp as one Oakland’s best receivers, has dropped off of late and had a drop in Monday’s practice. Javon Walker practiced both sessions in a day for just the second time this camp, but continues to struggle to regain his form. Jonathan Holland, another receiver who had solid moments earlier in camp, rarely gets reps with even the second team.

– Hall is playing with a cast on his right hand, the result of what Kiffin said is a sprain. He was pleased to see Hall remain on the field for a goal line drill rather than pull himself off the field.

“Even though we weren’t live, he came up and hit the guy almost as live as you could. Most guys right there you tell them to stay up, but our team needs to feel that. For a corner to go up inside a C gap, fit inside like that on a goal line and make a hit, I’m not going to slow that up.”

– Among those who did not practice were defensive end Derrick Burgess, left guard Robert Gallery, tight end Tony Stewart, defensive tackle Terdell Sands, wide receiver Arman Shields, cornerback Michael Waddell, cornerback John Bowie and tight end Darrell Strong. Burgess and Gallery were rested.

Running back Adimchinobe Echemandu left with a hamstring strain and may not be available to face Tennessee. Running back Michael Bush was limited with a stinger, but Kiffin thought he would play against the Titans.

– Kwame Harris was sent jogging twice for false start penalties and was joined by Walker and Mario Henderson. Tommy Kelly was penalized a lap for an offsides call, and responded by making it about six-tenths of a in a near comical walk-jog which lasted nearly two and a half minutes.

– Defensive end Trevor Scott easily got around Henderson on one pass rush attempt, only to have Henderson counter with a two-handed “punch” which knocked the smaller defensive end off his feet on the following play.

– Adam Archuleta, the Raiders’ newest acquisition, is wearing No. 42 and will get a look at both the strong side and weak side linebacker spots as well as on special teams.

After playing five years as a safety for the St. Louis Rams, Archuleta signed a lucrative free agent contract with the Washington Redskins but was out after a year. He joined the Chicago Bears and a familar system with coach Lovie Smith, his defensive coordinator in St. Louis.

Things didn’t work out any better in Chicago. Archuleta was hoping to land a job somewhere as a linebacker.

“It’s been in the back of my mind for awhile,” Archuleta said. “Once I got released from the Bears, I decided I wanted to. I enjoy playing in the box. That’s what gets me jazzed up so I decided I was going to try to make a run at linebacker.”

Archuleta is listed at 225 pounds and said he has put on some weight from the “215 or 216” he was at in recent weeks. The Raiders already have smallish starters in Kirk Morrison and Howard, and reserve Jon Alston is also in the 225 to 230 pound range.

“You’ve got to be smart, use your speed,” Archuleta said. “I played four years at ASU at 200 pounds. I played inside the box my whole career in the NFL . . . being down there with the big boys is really nothing new to me.”

He made no excuses for his time in Washington and Chicago.

“It was just a matter of not taking advantage of my opportunities and here I am,” Archuleta said. “It just didn’t work out. I just didn’t play very well.”

Said Kiffin: “We’re going to give him a chance like anybody else we bring in . . . there’s two (linebackers) right now that have made this team. The rest of the guys are battling so we’ll throw him out there and mix him around, see how it goes.”

Strong side linebacker Ricky Brown, running with the first team as the strong side backer until injuries struck, was back at practice.
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