Raiders Saturday Notes: Moss talks Tebow, Bresnahan on Curry & more
Darren McFadden will not play tomorrow versus the Denver Broncos. The Oakland Raiders leading rusher continues to nurse a sprained right foot, which was protected by a boot earlier in the week, as he was unable to weight bear on it on Monday as evidenced by the crutches he was walking with.
It’s not clear whether or not he could be ready for Thursday night’s match-up against the San Diego Chargers. If he was ruled out yesterday for Sunday’s game, it appears it would take a lot of healing in a short period to have McFadden at full strength four days later.
Rolando McClain (sprained ankle) will likely play against the Broncos.
Sebastian Janikowski has been listed as questionable and had a light work week in preparation for Sunday. Dave Rayner was released last week during the bye.
Jarvis Moss may have put out the most bulleting material out of both clubs for the contest this weekend. When asked if he had respect for Tim Tebow’s game, the former Florida Gator stated, “Yeah, at college I did.”
Moss praised Tebow’s athleticism, commenting, “Yeah, like I said, he can use his legs, definitely. He’s a good athlete, man. He’s a strong dude. he can definitely hurt you with his legs.”
When asked about the passer’s arm, he uttered, “Uh, I don’t want to answer that question because I really want to…never mind. I can’t answer that question.”
Chuck Bresnahan was quoted about Tebow: “I see an offense that’s trying to take advantage of his skill set. It’s not my job to grade them. Until I get paid by (Broncos owner) Pat Bowlen, I’m not going to grade them on their efficiency or effectiveness. I’m just going to prepare ourselves to defend what they’re trying to do with him and the rest of the group around him.”
He raved about recently acquired linebacker, Aaron Curry, saying, “These are the type of players you want to bring in. They go into the meeting room, they attack their job in the meeting room, they attack their job on the practice field, they carry it to the game field, they act like professionals when they’re not on the field. And out of the building, they act like professionals. He is a prototypical professional for us. He’s brought a lot of experience, he’s brought a lot of excitement, emotion and passion to the defensive unit, and it shows on the field on the field on Sundays.”