Raiders camp summary (84): Moore's hamstring acts up again

Raiders camp summary (84): Moore's hamstring acts up again
August 5, 2012, 3:12 am
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Summary -- For the second day in a row, some 1,000 fans filled the bleachers and took in a padded practice. This crowd seemed more into it than Friday's crowd was, even if it did not go bonkers for stretching. Still, the fans saw a lot of competing and more than a few hard hits, if not downright tackling. The offense put up a better fight with the defense than it had the previous few practices, which made the afternoon all the more compelling. Still, receiver Denarius Moore is slowed by a sore right hamstring, so the daily show he put on last year at camp has been put on hiatus, so to speak. In fact, he was pulled from practice and did not finish. The only real bummer of the afternoon was when an older woman slipped and fell on the stands and needed medical attention to her leg, though she was able to walk it off.Offensive play of the day -- The pass was thrown off-line by Terrelle Pryor, which made the play all the more spectacular, but Rod Streater went completely horizontal across the middle, going left to right, and snagged the ball out of the air in front of the linebackers. The crowd went wild.
Defensive play of the day -- Middle linebacker Rolando McClain is showing increasing flashes of athleticism. Saturday, in team drills, he drifted from his right to left across the middle and extended vertically to break up a Carson Palmer laser on in in-route with both hands. It would have been a pretty interception, but as it was, it was a pretty pass breakup.Injury report -- Tight end Richard Gordon (hip flexorlower leg infection), linebacker Aaron Curry (knee), cornerback Ron Bartell (hamstring), nose tackle Travis Ivey (conditioning) and punter Shane Lechler (left knee) did not practice, and they were joined by receiver Eddie McGee (hamstring).Notable -- While project quarterback Pryor saw more reps, he had a tough time controlling his passing at times. His ball wobbled quite a bit and he consistently overthrew receivers in the end zone on a drill.Quotable -- "Its changed. Were a new team. Were a lot more disciplined. We have better coaches here who are making us more disciplined, helping us understand plays that we need to understand." -- defensive end Lamarr HoustonEye on reps -- With Lechler still out, backup quarterback Matt Leinart and punter Marquette King served as holders for Sebastian Janikowski on field-goal attempts. Interestingly enough, Janikowski missed two attempts wide left and one wide right with Leinart as his holder while Janikowski was true on his lone attempt with King holding.Extra work -- Running back Mike Goodson saw time as the personal protector on the Raiders' punt team for the first time this camp. "I like doing it," Goodson said. "You're kind of the quarterback of the punt team -- you tell everybody what to do, you set everything up. I like it."Coaching moment -- Of course the Raiders would prefer he be on the field, in pads, and practicing with his teammates. But Aaron Curry has taken his self-described role of player-coach to new heights. He says players may be more comfortable talking to him than actual coaches and the same lessons are applied.Next practice -- The Raiders return Sunday with another 2:20 p.m. practicebefore 1,000 fans.