Gutierrez: A Bad Omen?

October 17, 2010, 8:15 pm
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SAN FRANCISCO Bad omen? The last time a team from Oakland played a team from San Francisco here at Candlestick Park on October 17? Three words Loma. Prieta. Earthquake.No real surprises on the Raiders inactive list.As far as name payers go, running back Darren McFadden (hamstring) is a no-go and Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) is the emergency 3rd quarterback. Meaning, Kyle Boller is the back-up to Jason Campbell.Coach Tom Cable said earlier this week that while McFadden appeared to be improving, he would not play if he could not let it loose on the field. Apparently, McFadden could not go full-bore without feeling like his hammy would pull on him again.The rest of the inactive list, then: CB Walter McFadden, RB Michael Bennett, LB Travis Goethel, LB Thomas Howard, DT John Henderson and WR Chaz Schilens.Missing from the list left guard Robert Gallery, who is re-assuming his starting position at left guard in place of Daniel Loper.
Former Raiders QB Rich Gannon, the NFL MVP of the 2002 season who has been banned from Raiders headquarters in the wake of what the team deemed as derogatory comments toward them, is here calling the game ad an analyst for CBS.Should make for some interesting insights in the game today.Wonder what he thinks about both quarterbacks?Raiders captains: Michael Bush, Trevor Scott and Rock Cartwright.