Raiders-Chiefs notes: Bush makes most of chance

Raiders-Chiefs notes: Bush makes most of chance

Jan. 3, 2011

Paul Gutierrez

KANSAS CITY Michael Bush made the most of his opportunity in theRaiders 31-10 beatdown of Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday,rushing for a game-high 137 yards on 25 carries with Darren McFaddeninactive with turf toe.

The line did a great job, said Bush, who also had a 26-yard touchdownrun in the third quarter. We came in this week knowing we were goingto run the ball against them. Everybody executed according to plan.

It was more than a familiar game for Bush, who rushed for 177 yards andtwo touchdowns in the 2008 season finale at Tampa Bay. It was astatement game. Bushs contract is up and depending upon a new CBA, hecould be an unrestricted free agent. Or restricted. Either way, heprobably made a lot of money against the Chiefs.
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With 10 penalties for 77 yards, the Raiders set a new franchise recordfor penalty yardage in a season, the 1,276 yards eclipsing the 1,274they had in a 14-game season in 1969.

It is the second-highest penalty yardage mark in NFL history, trailing only the 1,304 yards assessed the 1998 Chiefs.

With 148 penalties on the season, the Raiders led the NFL for a record-tying 16th time, along with Chicago.

Still, the Raiders improved to 8-3 when called for nine-or-more penalties.

The Raiders had eight sacks, with Kamerion Wimbley leading the way with three. He led the team with nine on the season.

As a team, the Raiders had 47 sacks, second in the NFL and one behindPittsburghs total. Oakland, did, however, have more sacks than the NewYork Giants, a source of pride for defensive line coach Mike Waufle,who came back to Oakland from the Meadowlands this season.

STATS: NFL sack leaders

Pending a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, a sampling of Raiderswho may have played their final game for Oakland, pending their freeagent status Bush, Nnamdi Asomugha, Richard Seymour, Robert Gallery,Zach Miller, Michael Huff, Thomas Howard, Stanford Routt, JohnHenderson, Mario Henderson and Johnnie Lee Higgins.

I want to be here, Huff said. This is home. I want to see this thingturned around so Im sure everything will be worked out and Ill beback here.

With the CBA, we still dont know whats going to happen but Im planning on being here. This is where I want to be.

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The Raiders harassed playoff-bound quarterback Matt Cassel into a 19.1passer rating as he completed just 11 of 33 passes for 115 yards withtwo interceptions.

The quarterback was spooked, said defensive tackle Tommy Kelly. Hewas running away when no one was even in the pocket. I was telling(Chiefs guard) Brian Waters, You need to take him out of the game,man.

He was rattled, bad. It was ugly.

A quick look at next seasons opponents, based on the 8-8 Raiders third-place finish and resultant schedule:

Home San Diego, Denver, Kansas City, New York Jets, New England, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland.
Road San Diego, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Buffalo, Green Bay, Minnesota, Houston.

Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand


Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand. 

But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious. 

"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"

Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"

Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence


Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.

Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.

The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.

The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.

The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.

He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.

He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.

The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.