Notes from Dennis Allen's Friday briefing


Notes from Dennis Allen's Friday briefing

ALAMEDA -- Dennis Allen conducted his press availability Friday in Alameda with a small group of reporters. Here are a few of the subjects he touched on.

On Darrius Heyward-Bey's return to the practice field Friday (though not practicing):

"He was out here today, watching practice, he's made a lotta progress, obviously he's doubtful, this week, and we'll continue to see where he's at, but he is making progress."

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Would coach err on the side of caution with DHB, given next week's bye week?

"The bye week really isn't the determining factor. The biggest determining factor is, we wanna make sure that he's fully recovered and ready to go before we put him out there on the field. That's really for the doctor's to determine, when he passes all the, you know, NFL protocol for concussions."
Has DHB passed everything up to this point?


How about (tight end) Brandon Myers?

"Brandon Myers has passed (concussion tests), and he's questionable for the game, but, he's in good shape."

RELATED: Brandon Myers questionable for Broncos game

He's cleared for contact?


How would you describe Denver's offense? What to they like to do, Peyton Manning not-withstanding?

"Well, they've really got two different forms of offense. They've got an offense where they huddle up, and call the plays from the sideline, with your normal checks and adjustments, based off the defensive structure. And they've got their no-huddle offense, which Peyton has run in Indianapolis, that's what he's run in this league, for the majority of his career, so, he operates that exceptionally well and they do a nice job of getting in to good plays and trying to run when you're in a shell defense, and trying to throw the ball when you get an extra guy down in the box. So, our deal is going to be to try to do whatever we can to hopefully confuse Peyton as much as we can."

How about Andre Carter? Will he play on Sunday?

"We'll wait and see on Sunday. He got more reps today, so, every day that he practices, everyday that he's out here with us, he's one step closer to being on the field."

RELATED: Decision on whether Carter will play forthcoming

(Wide receiver Rod) Streater has a neck problem now, too?

"Yeah, he had the eye, and then, you know he kinda got kinda got banged there at practice today and tweaked his neck a little bit. We'll see where he's at tomorrow."

Peters happy for Marshawn, but Chiefs 'going to beat the dog s--- out of him'

Peters happy for Marshawn, but Chiefs 'going to beat the dog s--- out of him'

Marshawn Lynch is getting to live out the dream of most pro athletes.

He's getting to finish his career by playing for his hometown team.

One fellow Oakland-native and AFC West rival can appreciate the opportunity in front of Lynch, but also had some fighting words for the Raiders running back.

“For Shawn to finish off this last little stretch of his career here at home, that’s dope,” Chiefs CB Marcus Peters told the Bay Area News Group on July 8.

“It’s going to feel good for him. It’s going to be a good feeling. It’s going to be a good feeling for Oakland. But when [the Chiefs] come here, we’re going to beat the dog s--- out of him,” Peters said.

So you can circle Thursday, Oct. 19 on your calendars. The Raiders host the Chiefs in Week 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:25pm PT.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table


Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.