Three weeks and counting. That’s where we stand with the Raiders going into battle on Sundays without the services of team captains Darren McFadden and Richard Seymour. Go ahead and toss McFadden’s backup Mike Goodson into that pile too.
None of the aforementioned men practiced this week making Dennis Allen’s announcement academic. You won’t see any of those three in uniform in Cincinnati and unless you have tickets in the Cincinnati area you won’t be seeing the game at all.
Allen is encouraged with the progress he’s seeing what with Goodson out of his walking boot and McFadden not getting embarrassed by running behind an ineffective zone scheme. OK, so that last quip had nothing to do with Run DMC’s health. That was just another shot at Greg Knapp. It’s kind of an involuntary reflex at this point whenever I say the name Darren McFadden.