From the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

1:10 p.m. CST – Good afternoon from rainy Oakland. It rained all morning and continues to rain as we near the lunch hour here in California. It’s not a heavy rain, but at times it comes down pretty good. Plus, as leaden as the skies look it figures to be “an all day sucker” of rain.

1:11 p.m. – The grounds crew at the Coliseum has completed taking off the tarp that covered the field over night and this morning. With two exceptions, the playing surface looks like it’s in good condition. Let’s see what exposure to two hours of rain will bring.

1:20 p.m. – The rain hasn’t kept the Chiefs QBs and receivers from having their pre-pre-game passing drills.

1:22 p.m. – WR/RB Dexter McCluster is on the field, but he’s wearing a rain suit and not taking part in the throwing, just watching and chasing down an errant pass or two.

1:23 p.m. – The rain is stronger now than at any point in the last few hours. It’s coming down pretty good.

1:25 p.m. – Raiders starting QB Jason Campbell is on the field as well, throwing to a large group of receivers.

1:27 p.m. – CB Javier Arenas is out early working on his footwork on press coverage.

1:30 p.m. – Among the Chiefs receivers it looks like WRs Dwayne Bowe and Verrand Tucker are having the most trouble hanging onto the ball in the weather conditions. Both have dropped several throws, and one that Bowe caught almost popped out of his hands before he reeled it back in.

1:31 p.m. – Raiders QBs and receivers had enough – they’ve left the field, with only the Chiefs still getting in some early work.

1:33 p.m. – Early projection on inactive status for FB Mike Cox and LB Mark Simoneau. Both are getting an early workout in the rain.

1:35 p.m. – The Chiefs have left the field. With them for the throwing session was offensive coordinator Charlie Weis. That’s the first time this season that he’s been out that early. Obviously, he wanted to see how the rain was effecting his quarterbacks and receivers.

1:36 p.m. – The rain has backed off a bit in intensity after 20 minutes of pretty solid rain.

1:37 p.m. – OLB Tamba Hali is out going through his normal pre-pre-game session with takewando expert Master Joe Kim. As opposed to most pre-games, they are moving up and down the field, testing the turf at various points.

1:45 p.m. – First member of the Chiefs on the field in uniform is K Ryan Succop, who is out early hitting some kickoffs.

1:50 p.m. – Inactive players for the Chiefs are WR Dexter McCluster, FS Kendrick Lewis, S Reshard Langford, LB Justin Cole, LB Mark Simoneau, LB Charlie Anderson, FB Mike Cox and CB Jackie Bates.

1:51 p.m. – Inactive players for the Raiders are WRs Louis Murphy and Chaz Schilens, TE Zach Miller, DT John Henderson, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, RB Michael Bennett and LB Bruce Davis. The third inactive QB is Bruce Gradkowski.

1:56 p.m. – The Chiefs chances are improved as both All-Pro CB Nnamdi Asomugha and starting TE Zach Miller are both out of the game because of injury. Asomugha has a high ankle sprain and Miller a foot injury.

2:00 p.m. – Kicking FGs towards the south goal posts, Succop longest attempt was 48 yards which he made. Generally he tries several kicks at 50 yards plus, but he did not in this case.

2:07 p.m. – For the Raiders, Jacoby Ford will start at wide receiver for Louis Murphy, Chris Johnson will open at CB for Asomugha and Brandon Myers is the No. 1 TE in place of Zach Miller.

2:20 p.m. – It looks like DE Glenn Dorsey will be the extra captain for today’s game, the one selected by head coach Todd Haley.

2:40 p.m. – Head coach Todd Haley is still on the field watching Succop kick field goals. Succop’s has hit three from 40 yards out towards the north goal posts.

2:45 p.m. – Kickoff is about 30 minutes away. Enjoy the Chiefs and Raiders and we will have complete coverage Sunday evening of the game.

7 Responses to “PRE-GAME – CHIEFS vs. RAIDERS”

  • November 7, 2010  - KC_Guy says:

    Bob – any ideas about field conditions? Looney calls it “an absolute mess”

  • November 7, 2010  - Kiowa says:

    What a terrible game to watch. The Chiefs threw away all kinds of points right before the half to keep the Raiders in the game. And what was with all the play calls to have Cassel lob the ball around into the endzone and throw a terrible interception? They deserved to lose the game.

  • November 7, 2010  - el cid says:

    Agree. Flowers getting beat over and over. Defense cannot stop the run. Backups catching passes like pro bowlers. Cassel usual inaccurate, Bowe, god knows I don’t. Weis gave up on the run, could not run consistantly. Special teams give up td. Oakland gve up almost two football fields in penalities and does not do the Chiefs one damn bit of good.

    The Chiefs deserve this loss. Crappy effort by entire team

  • November 7, 2010  - Greg says:

    How much longer do we have to watch this loser of a quarterback? When we need a play to close out a game (in regulation, mind you) he looks rattled and couldn’t complete a pass if his life depended on it. LOSER!!!

  • November 7, 2010  - el cid says:

    Greg didn’t you know he is improving. Do not forget Moss ( could not have got him anyway), every one not wanting that cancer. No, we need Bowe, one great catch and great miss. We are a running team but Weis decided to win by passing. This team is what it is just hope this is only a bump in the road not a trend for the rest of the season. Chiefs gave this game away.

  • November 7, 2010  - Greg says:

    Yeah, he’s improving his chances of playing in the UFL. The last three games… make a damn play, move the chains, run the clock out and win the game. And it isn’t just the fact that he can’t seem to do it, he doesn’t even look comfortable in those situations. No poise.

  • November 7, 2010  - Edward says:

    Why every time I get on here some idiot is blaming the QB for the lost. This was a team lost. From special teams giving up kick return. To Flowers droping a pick that would have ended the game. Bowe droping a 1st down that could have ended the game in the 4th quarter. Cassel made mistakes throwing that pick in the first half but their is enough blame to go around. I don’t hear anyone saying how if he doesn’t throw two touchdowns today how this game wouldn’t been close. Let me continue this rant about how this team played. Not to mention how Crennel made absolutely no adjustments to double teaming Jacoby Jones. How many times are you going to let the same guy beat you. At least put a safety over the top. And the play calling by Weis has been horrendous. Why are we running with Castille when you have Jones and Charles in the backfield. Weis which looks like every week makes dumb play calls on third and short. And how about the o-line getting man handled on passing and run situation. Waters just allowed Seymour to slap him around all game. And how about the coaching decision on Haley to deactivate Cox. That kid was opening rushing lanes last 3 games and we deactivate him in the biggest game of the season. Shouldn’t be a coincidence our run game suffered because of it.

    Last but not least were stupid penalties. That made absolutely no sense. Just because you’re playing the game with idiots (Raiders) doesn’t mean you have to act like one yourself. We played down to the competition today. And it was embarrasing to watch.

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