Aug. 17, 2011GUTIERREZ ARCHIVE
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CSNCalifornia.comPractice No. 16Summary: This was, no doubt, the saltiest rookie head coach Hue Jackson has been at a practice in front of reporters this camp. He seemed ticked from the start, stopping practice 20 minutes in to jump the players about a lack of passion. And throughout, he challenged them with a renewed vigor. Was it the heat? The dozens of fans as guests on the sidelines? The knowledge that the Raiders' injury list continues to grow? After practice, and after he had cooled down, Jackson acknowledged that cornerback Chris Johnson and receiver Louis Murphy had recently had "procedures" and that safety Mike Mitchell was getting looked at for still yet another undisclosed injury. This after center Samson Satele left practice with "a little discomfort" and was seen being driven away from the hotel. As Jackson addressed the media, a fly continually circled and dive bombed at him on the lectern. He shooed it away, but it obviously bugged him. As he gestured, drops of dried blood could be seen on his white long-sleeved shirt. Yes, it was that kind of day.
Injury report: Fourteen players sat out practice with various "nicks," including receivers Jacoby Ford (broken left hand), Louis Murphy (hamstringgroin) and Chaz Schilens (sprained knee), fullback James McCluskey, tailbacks Taiwan Jones (hamstring) and Darren McFadden (fractured eye socket), offensive linemen Stephon Heyer (strained right triceps), Lou Eliades and Alan Pelc, defensive backs Hiram Eugene (dislocated left hip), Chris Johnson, Mike Mitchell and Zac Etheridge (knee) and defensive lineman Trevor Scott (knee). Plus, center Samson Satele did not finish with an undisclosed injury.RELATED: Raiders' Johnson, Murphy undergo surgeries
Offensive play of the day: He's not a playmaker; he just makes plays. And rookie receiver Denarius Moore did it again, going horizontal in the right flat on a pass thrown slightly behind him by quarterback Jason Campbell. The completely outstretched Moore caught the ball with his fingertips. Just another highlight-reel play by Moore.Defensive play of the day: It was the final play of practice and, in a real game, a flag would have been thrown for pass interference. But it was at the tail end of the 2-minute drill and middle linebacker Rolando McClain dropped back in coverage to break up Jason Campbell's 25-yard pass to tight end Kevin Boss in the end zone. Even if McClain absolutely mugged Boss in the process. No flag, no foul.Returning to work: Offensive lineman Bruce Campbell, who reported to camp with a tweaked right knee, and linebacker Bruce Davis, who had not practiced in nearly two weeks with an undisclosed malady, were full go. Campbell saw a few snaps in team drills at right guard and held his own against Lamarr Houston in individual drills. Davis, meanwhile, worked with the first-team defense at weak-side linebacker in place of Quentin Groves for a few plays.Stock rising: Unheralded receiver Shaun Bodiford and just-as-unsung safety Jerome Boyd continue to have strong camps. Each seemingly has a nose for the ball and has been solid. They are performing as if they fully expect to make the team.Coaching moment: Hue Jackson did not like what he was seeing early in practice. So 20 minutes into the two-plus hour workout, the rookie coach called a quick end to the various position drills going on all over the field and summoned the entire team to the center of the facility. "I'm going to start this wholeu2026practice over," he threatened, not liking the energy or effort in the early going. Yes, the vibe improved.Quotable: "Dang, wish I would have known. Nobody tells me anything." - starting free safety Michael Huff after being told by a reporter that starting cornerback Chris Johnson is out for the time being following a, ahem, "procedure."Next practice: Thursday, 3:30 p.m.