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Raiders Practice Touchdown Celebrations Just in Case It Actually Happens in a Game

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  1. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    Practice makes perfect. It's cliched but so are the Raiders at this point. Whatever, the team is using valuable practice time to work on touchdown celebrations. You know, just in case it actually happens in a game. The thinking: fake it till you make it. Or some equally silly platitude.
    It's the latest ploy by interim coach Tom Cable to coax some good vibes out of an offense that has been field-goal happy most of the season as the Raiders prepare to host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

    "Now we do a thing in practice, where guys run to the end zone," quarterback JaMarcus Russell said. "Or we make it in the end zone, as far as the offense, (we) congratulate those guys, get used to doing it. The more you get used to it, the more you'll be better with it on the field, as a team."

    Hopefully, there's none of this going on, because that would make Commissar Goodell very, very, VERY sad.

    As for Cable's latest ploy to convince the Raiders that they can actually score touchdowns (the offense has managed just nine through the first eight weeks, good for last in the league), why not? I mean, it can't hurt, right?

    And as long as Oakland is randomly trying stuff in the hopes that it takes, how about pretending that DeAngelo Hall doesn't get burned on every pass thrown his way? That guy could really use a confidence boost right about now. I know, it's shocking, right?

    :lol:
     
  2. SDRaiderH8er

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    now they are in trouble, now they are choreographing their touchdown celebrations, a flag will be soon to follow!
     
  3. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Raiders Practice Touchdown Celebrations Just in Case It Actually Happens in a Gam

    Is this for real?

    It sounds like something The Onion or The Sports Pickle would come up with.
     
  4. sdbound

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    Raiders Practice Touchdown Celebrations Just in Case It Actually Happens in a Gam

    It is for real, that's what makes it so damn funny.
    Here's the link.


    Team celebrates TDs ... in practice
    By Jason Jones
    jejones@sacbee.com
    Published: Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 | Page 7C

    ALAMEDA – The Raiders have been celebrating touchdowns more lately.

    Don't be puzzled if you haven't seen the revelry.

    The Raiders are emphasizing getting into the end zone and practicing doing something they haven't done a lot of – celebrating the score – during practice.

    The Raiders have scored the fewest touchdowns in the NFL – nine.

    It's the latest ploy by interim coach Tom Cable to coax some good vibes out of an offense that has been field-goal happy most of the season as the Raiders prepare to host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

    "Now we do a thing in practice, where guys run to the end zone," quarterback JaMarcus Russell said. "Or we make it in the end zone, as far as the offense, (we) congratulate those guys, get used to doing it. The more you get used to it, the more you'll be better with it on the field, as a team."

    Cable is especially concerned that the Raiders have one touchdown in the first half this season. He said he has examined each first-half possession, looking for ways to spark the offense early.

    After Sunday's loss in Baltimore, Cable said scoring a touchdown in the first half would help the morale of the team that hasn't been able to jump on opponents despite good field position.

    "I think it's more planning how you want to do it early in the game," Cable said. "Hopefully we'll have a little more success with it this week."

    The Raiders might look to be more aggressive early, throwing the ball more instead of relying heavily on the run.

    The lone first-half touchdown was a rare big play – a 63-yard touchdown pass to tight end Zach Miller. But mainly, it has been field goals for the Raiders.

    "You want to go down and score," wide receiver Javon Walker said. "Set the tone, to help our defense play what they need to play and do the things that they need to do with the lead. … We haven't been scoring a lot of touchdowns lately but, when it comes, it's just going to keep on rolling."

    Brown sits out – Starting outside linebacker Ricky Brown injured his groin Wednesday and sat out Thursday's practice. Cable said Brown is "doubtful" but would be evaluated today. If Brown is out, Sam Williams or Robert Thomas will start.

    Thomas re-signed with the Raiders last week after being released in September after a knee injury. Brown and Thomas competed for the starting job at strongside linebacker. Brown won the spot before Thomas was injured.

    There would be little hesitation to put Thomas in on defense.

    "Last week he came right in and was able to fit in and get lined up," Cable said.

    More injuries – Cable expects safety Gibril Wilson (toe) will play Sunday. If he doesn't, rookie Tyvon Branch will fill in.

    Running back Darren McFadden (toe) missed a second practice while wearing a walking boot on his left foot. Defensive end Derrick Burgess (triceps) and linebacker Jon Alston (foot) were also out.

    Backup quarterback Andrew Walter (calf) and safety Michael Huff (thumb) were limited.

    Cornerback Chris Johnson (back spasms) returned to practice after sitting out Wednesday.

    Cornerback DeAngelo Hall was given the day off.

    No blackout – Sunday's game is sold out and will be televised locally. It's the eighth consecutive sellout dating to last season.
     
  5. Ride The Lightning

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    Damn.

    The Raiders are so ****** they have actually taken to cheesy motivational speaker "visualization" tricks.

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow.
     
  6. AnteaterCharger

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    Raiders Practice Touchdown Celebrations Just in Case It Actually Happens in a Gam

    THEY PRACTICE THINGS THEY WON'T USE IN A GAME ANYWAY
     
  7. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    So... they Masturbate.

    :icon_rofl:
     
  8. ghost_

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    wow UFB i guess life is stranger than fiction.
    THANK YOU AL for getting rid of the guy that could/was getten ur team on the right track and putten the cable guy in charge.
     
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    Raiders Practice Touchdown Celebrations Just in Case It Actually Happens in a Gam

    I wonder if they are self strangulating to make the experience more intense or if they're just choking.
     
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    Raiders Practice Touchdown Celebrations Just in Case It Actually Happens in a Gam

    :icon_rofl:
     
  11. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Now do you really think the Raiders are capable of this kind of creativity?

    They're just a bunch of jerk offs. Plain and simple. :lol:
     
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    :icon_rofl::icon_rofl:
    How much more pathetic can the raiders get or is the Sky the limit
     
  13. HollywoodLeo

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    This is sure paying off.
     
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    Raiders Practice Touchdown Celebrations Just in Case It Actually Happens in a Gam

    Well they didnt get the chance to try out those celebrations they practiced since they put up a goose egg against Atlanta.

    Good to see Tom Cable making a difference :lol:
     
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    They didn't need it today :no:
     
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    They should stop practicing TD celebrations so hard, they might hurt themselves.:yes:

    Especially since touchdowns arent really a part of their patented 3 and out offense.:no:

    Just Lose Baby.
     
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    they should of practiced 1st down celebrations. They could of busted it out 3 times today! :icon_rofl:
     
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    Maybe they should spend more time figuring out to actually get into the endzone first!
     
  21. sdbound

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    Falcons 24, Raiders 0: 3 First Downs


    This week the Oakland Raiders set some special time aside in practice to work on their end zone celebrations. Perhaps this coming week the Raiders could set aside a little more time to work on (1) getting into the end zone and (2) getting a couple of first downs.

    Atlanta marched into Oakland today and walked out with one of the most dominating wins of the NFL season, even though the 24-0 score may not totally dictate that. Statistically, this game was never, ever, not even for one second, competitive.

    The Raiders finished the game with three, count em, THREE first downs, and were out-gained 453-77. The Falcons held the ball for 45 minutes to Oakland's 15.

    At halftime, the Falcons had 20 first downs to Oakland's zero, while holding a commanding edge in yardage, 319 to -2.

    Al Davis should give the few loyal fans his franchise has left a refund for sitting through even a second of that disaster of a football game.

    The Raiders, without Darren McFadden, never threatened to score on offense, and didn't register their a first down until the 9:56 mark of the third quarter. JaMarcus Russell, while still too early to refer to him as a bust, finished the game 6-of-19 for 31 yards and an interception. He also fumbled twice, losing one.

    Frankly, the less said about the Raiders in this game, the better.

    For Atlanta, Matt Ryan had another strong game in his impressive rookie campaign, as he went 17-for-22 for 220 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Both touchdowns went to Michael Jenkins, who caught two passes for 64 yards.

    As a team, the Falcons pounded the Raiders defense for 252 yards rushing on an incredible 57 carries, including 139 yards on 31 carries for Michael Turner.
     
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    The MOAR they practice TD celebrations, the LESS they make them. :yes: :tdown: They are doing it all assbackwards.
     
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    MAYBE if the got more than 80 totl yards they can dance ,they might get arsted for murder al davis is goin to drop if they have anopther game like today
     
  24. Boltdiehard

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    Well that worked out well.

    Nice job Oakland.
     
  25. Kwak

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    Raiders Practice Touchdown Celebrations Just in Case It Actually Happens in a Gam

    :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl:

    Can it get any worse to be a Raider fan?


    Hmm, should I call my Raider fan friend....hmm... So tempting..... :icon_twisted:

    I wonder if they are losing their minds over at RF.net... Lets go look...

    Edit:
    Yep, they are in full meltdown mode. Peeps talking about jumping off the ship....


    LONG LIVE AL!!!
     

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