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nychief
11-03-2005, 05:08 PM
Q&A with COACH VERMEIL
Nov 03, 2005, 5:40:39 PM


Q: Trent Green was not here today. Was that expected?

D. VERMEIL: “Originally he thought he would be back (from father’s funeral) before we practiced but he didn’t make it. He called this morning and said he couldn’t be here. He’s getting back in town tonight.”

Q: Is he going to practice tomorrow? Is that good enough for you guys to go into a game?

VERMEIL: “He’ll practice tomorrow. I don’t know, I’ll have to talk to him about it when he gets in.”

Q: Is it possible that Todd Collins could start?

VERMEIL: “I’m not going to say.”

Q: Any word on Priest’s medical checkup?

VERMEIL: “He didn’t go in to see the doctor until 2 o’clock this afternoon (California) time. He’s due back tonight.”

Q: How did Warfield look today?

VERMEIL: “Warfield practiced real well; he moved very well on the practice field. I’m real pleased. He’s definitely a go.”

Q: Willie Roaf was downgraded to questionable today. What’s his status today?

VERMEIL: “Very questionable. Aggravation of the hamstring.”

Q: How did McCleon look?

VERMEIL: “Not ready. Not yet. He’s not ready today.”

Q: Surtain said he felt a little bit better today.

VERMEIL: “Yeah, but not ready to play today. He might be ready by Saturday or Sunday but not today.”

Q: Does this mean you’re in as bad a shape going into a game as you’ve been all year?

VERMEIL: “Could be, yeah.”

Q: With so many key players down all week how prepared do you feel?

VERMEIL: “Well, you’re never as secure. Each player who normally starts that’s not there you’re never as secure as you were. But I always have confidence in the people we put in and expect them to play well. It’s worked for me over my years in coaching and I don’t intend to change my way of thinking in regard to that. I’m not going to go sit and pout about it. I’d love to have everyone 100% healthy but the Raiders are coming in here with some guys that were starters who don’t start any more because of injuries too. That’s the National Football League. It’s a high-risk business and guys get hurt and banged up and, in some ways, we’ve been fortunate not to have any serious injuries other than Ryan Sims. You have to coach through it and play through it.”

Q: Could this game show you what your team is made of with all these guys out?

VERMEIL: “Well, they’re not all out yet. I’ll just wait and see but we’re preparing to play without certain people and it’ll be a plus if they can play.”

Q: You said practice yesterday was just OK. How was today’s?

VERMEIL: “OK. OK. Thursday is normally a full padded practice for us, a long full padded practice. I went in shells like I work on Wednesday because we have so many guys banged up. I just didn’t want to get anybody else banged up, not that we do get more guys banged up practicing with pads on than we do without. It’s just a little lower risk, so it’s not as good a football practice as a normal Thursday practice is when you’re in pads.”

Q: If Willie Roaf doesn’t go does Jordan Black move to left tackle?

VERMEIL: “He’s back over at left tackle. He took the reps at left tackle. John Welbourn is the right tackle.”

Q: Had Trent been here and attending meetings would he be more likely to play? Since he’s not here at all does that increase the likelihood he wouldn’t play?

VERMEIL: “Oh yeah. I just want to talk to him. We aren’t doing anything he hasn’t done before in the offense. Now, he might not have done it in the last two or three weeks but we have a huge volume of offense that’s been coached all through the OTAs and mini-camps and training camp that he’s been involved in. All the stuff we’ve done all week he’s been involved. I just want to see how he feels and go from there.”

Q: Will you be aware of Trent’s starting streak and what impact it might have on his decision?

VERMEIL: “I know Trent Green well enough to know that he only wants what’s best for this football team regardless of starting streaks or anything else. If he didn’t feel he could play well not having practiced or being through the emotional pressure that he’s been through or the anxiety, he would say. Last week I thought he played pretty well under a lot of stress and had the best game he’s had this year. He’s our leader and we expect a lot from him and he very seldom disappoints us. But I’d still like to before we make any decision I’d like him involved in it.”

Q: Will tomorrow’s practice be the same kind of practice that it always is?

VERMEIL: “Same Friday practice.

Q: How has Todd Collins looked working with the first team?

VERMEIL: “Todd had an excellent practice today. Todd’s a good football player. He has never really been given the opportunity I think to demonstrate what he can do. I’ve recommended him to other teams looking for a starting quarterback since I’ve been here. But nobody wants to believe you when you tell them. I have a lot of confidence in him and so does this football team.”

jspchief
11-03-2005, 05:12 PM
Green might not start, simply because he missed two practices?

If that actually happens, someone needs to get in a bell tower near a spot that DV and Al walk by frequently.

tk13
11-03-2005, 05:13 PM
Well, that was a real enjoyable read. Good to see everybody's healthy.

nychief
11-03-2005, 05:16 PM
Well, that was a real enjoyable read. Good to see everybody's healthy.


no shit. this team seems a wee bit fragile this year - could be the average age of 47 years old.

tk13
11-03-2005, 05:16 PM
Green might not start, simply because he missed two practices?

If that actually happens, someone needs to get in a bell tower near a spot that DV and Al walk by frequently.
I got the impression that DV wants him to play, but only if Trent says he's ready to go. He said he had to see how he feels and kinda referred to it as his decision... reading it I kinda thought Trent must've said something to give DV some doubt, or DV is just screwing with the reporters. I expect Trent will say he's ready to play. I hope anyway.

Wile_E_Coyote
11-03-2005, 05:17 PM
didn't they beat Oakland in Oakland without Roaf & Warfield

Pants
11-03-2005, 05:19 PM
I can't even imagine Trent not starting... *shudder*

royr17
11-03-2005, 05:20 PM
Q: If Willie Roaf doesn’t go does Jordan Black move to left tackle?

VERMEIL: “He’s back over at left tackle. He took the reps at left tackle. John Welbourn is the right tackle.”

That has me wondering. Since Black is strugglin at Right Tackle that they are goin to go with John Welbourn at Right Tackle.

Raiderhader
11-03-2005, 05:22 PM
Green might not start, simply because he missed two practices?

If that actually happens, someone needs to get in a bell tower near a spot that DV and Al walk by frequently.


From the sounds of it, it is as much Trent's decision as the coaches'.

CosmicPal
11-03-2005, 05:26 PM
OK...this is utter BS.

Don't get me wrong, I'm entirely sympathetic for Trent's situation and my thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family, but this is *****ing ridiculous- you don't bench one of your top players 'cause he had to attend a funeral a few days before the game.

Do I need to remind our head coach it's RAIDERS WEEK! It's a divisional game. It's a home game. You have half of your *****ing team down due to injuries 'cause you were TOO *****ING SOFT ON THEM DURING THE PRESEASON! Is it any wonder why there's so many injuries and limp players walking around?

I've had enough of this BS, DV. Be a *****ing man and demand your players PLAY! Demand they work their azzes off in practice! Demand they shrug off their little aches and pains and play some goddamn football before it's all over- 'cause I will tell you this right now- the end of the season will be pretty damn near if you lose this game.

Wile_E_Coyote
11-03-2005, 05:29 PM
I doubt Norv is buying into it

nychief
11-03-2005, 05:30 PM
we are an old old NFL team.

Rain Man
11-03-2005, 05:30 PM
Collins is probably saying, "You want me to what? Play? On Sunday? Against an entirely different team?"

Mecca
11-03-2005, 05:30 PM
Green might not start, simply because he missed two practices?

If that actually happens, someone needs to get in a bell tower near a spot that DV and Al walk by frequently.

I actually just saw this on the news. I was pretty much dumbfounded by Vermiel saying it.

nychief
11-03-2005, 05:33 PM
I think trent will start.... it is the willie/priest situation that is troublesome,

HolmeZz
11-03-2005, 05:35 PM
THEY'RE FEAR-MONGERING.

Raiderhader
11-03-2005, 05:39 PM
Collins is probably saying, "You want me to what? Play? On Sunday? Against an entirely different team?"



ROFL Collins is imploding right about now to be sure.



Everyone, chill the f#ck out. DV did not say he was going to bench Trent, he said he wanted to talk to Trent to see if he felt like he could perform his duties the way he is supposed to.

Frankly, this is a none issue, Trent will say he can and will start. So everyone relax. Sheesh.

HemiEd
11-03-2005, 05:40 PM
I doubt Norv is buying into it


exactly, it almost had me going.

Rausch
11-03-2005, 05:43 PM
ROFL Collins is imploding right about now to be sure.



Everyone, chill the f#ck out. DV did not say he was going to bench Trent, he said he wanted to talk to Trent to see if he felt like he could perform his duties the way he is supposed to.

Frankly, this is a none issue, Trent will say he can and will start. So everyone relax. Sheesh.

Why must you crush my dreams?...

Raiderhader
11-03-2005, 05:46 PM
Why must you crush my dreams?...


Because it is raider week. You can experiment with Todd some other game.

My dreams come first.

Calcountry
11-03-2005, 05:47 PM
I got the impression that DV wants him to play, but only if Trent says he's ready to go. He said he had to see how he feels and kinda referred to it as his decision... reading it I kinda thought Trent must've said something to give DV some doubt, or DV is just screwing with the reporters. I expect Trent will say he's ready to play. I hope anyway.I am 40 years old, and still have my father, that is all I am going to say.

el borracho
11-03-2005, 06:17 PM
What ever happened to Sampson? Is that guy ever going to play again?

shaneo69
11-03-2005, 07:09 PM
What ever happened to Sampson? Is that guy ever going to play again?


DV has wanted Sampson to step it up for two years now and take the RT job, and Sampson keeps handing the starting job back to DV saying, thanks, but no thanks.

alanm
11-03-2005, 07:21 PM
ROFL Collins is imploding right about now to be sure.



Everyone, chill the f#ck out. DV did not say he was going to bench Trent, he said he wanted to talk to Trent to see if he felt like he could perform his duties the way he is supposed to.

Frankly, this is a none issue, Trent will say he can and will start. So everyone relax. Sheesh.
F*ck, If Steve McNair could be in a body cast(for instance) all week and still manage to play on Sundays, Green can certainly miss a couple of days for a funeral and play. Sounds more like a brain dead reporter to me. :rolleyes:

SNR
11-03-2005, 07:23 PM
Why must you crush my dreams?...**** these doubters, Rausch. I'm breaking out teh 0dd T0dd wagon regardless if he's starting or sitting. I think this is the first time Todd Collins' name has been mentioned in a regular season interview. This calls for celebration.

SNR
11-03-2005, 07:24 PM
DV has wanted Sampson to step it up for two years now and take the RT job, and Sampson keeps handing the starting job back to DV saying, thanks, but no thanks.Or he's injured

shaneo69
11-03-2005, 07:42 PM
Or he's injured

Yeah, I noticed this week he's on the injury list with a shoulder injury. If it's not one thing, it's another with this guy. Turf toe, dehydration, shoulder. Jeez. Gimme a break. Time to cut him and give Parquet or Svitek the reps.

Delano
11-03-2005, 07:45 PM
Yeah, I noticed this week he's on the injury list with a shoulder injury. If it's not one thing, it's another with this guy. Turf toe, dehydration, shoulder. Jeez. Gimme a break. Time to cut him and give Parquet or Svitek the reps.

Parquet or Svitek.. are you ****ing serious?

SNR
11-03-2005, 07:48 PM
Yeah, I noticed this week he's on the injury list with a shoulder injury. If it's not one thing, it's another with this guy. Turf toe, dehydration, shoulder. Jeez. Gimme a break. Time to cut him and give Parquet or Svitek the reps.C'mon. We can do better. Let's bring back Marcus Spears!

Chiefs Pantalones
11-03-2005, 07:49 PM
I hope I'm wrong, but DV's defeatest attitude probably has us losing this week. I mean, hell, look at all the walking-wounded, or are some of them that bad? No one would argue that DV has pussified this team. "Ow, my toe hurts!!! I better sit for two weeks!!" And even if they are hurt, don't bitch and moan that they are hurt...go out there and get the job done, you senile bastard. And it's your fault, Carl's, and the scouts that you have no depth at any position. Start drafting better and making better decisions in the free agent market and a couple injuries won't be so bad! I can't wait for a house cleaning at One Arrowhead Drive.

SNR
11-03-2005, 07:50 PM
Or even better... I'll bet ten bucks and a bag of doughnuts that Gunther can get Elvis Grbac to come back and play RG for Will Shields!

shaneo69
11-03-2005, 07:51 PM
Parquet or Svitek.. are you ****ing serious?

Do you actually think Sampson's ever gonna get healthy enough to play in a game?

What has Sampson done to make you think he's any better than Parquet or Svitek?

SNR
11-03-2005, 08:06 PM
Do you actually think Sampson's ever gonna get healthy enough to play in a game?

What has Sampson done to make you think he's any better than Parquet or Svitek?He played well in preseason and practice. That's more than Parquet or Svitek have done.

philfree
11-03-2005, 08:25 PM
Do you actually think Sampson's ever gonna get healthy enough to play in a game?

What has Sampson done to make you think he's any better than Parquet or Svitek?


Sampson played alot of snaps late last season and did a pretty good job. If he can't stay healthy now it does us no good what so ever.


PhilFree:arrow:

Count Zarth
11-03-2005, 08:30 PM
This is all bullshit. Roaf, Green and Surtain will all play.

the Talking Can
11-03-2005, 08:41 PM
why the **** would even kid about Trent not playing?

he knows the offense better than AS....is DV drunk again?

Nzoner
11-03-2005, 09:07 PM
This is all bullshit. Roaf, Green and Surtain will all play.

I think DV is trying to do his best Bill Bellicheck impersonation.

Besides if all this were true I don't see any way that KC is still on the Vegas boards at a -4.5 fav and as of 2 minutes ago they still are. (http://www.sportsbook.com/sportsbook/lines_nfl.html)

nychief
11-03-2005, 09:24 PM
leave sampson alone, he has AIDS.

BigRedChief
11-03-2005, 09:40 PM
I got the impression that DV wants him to play, but only if Trent says he's ready to go. He said he had to see how he feels and kinda referred to it as his decision... reading it I kinda thought Trent must've said something to give DV some doubt, or DV is just screwing with the reporters. I expect Trent will say he's ready to play. I hope anyway.

Green will start. He knows this offense backwards and foward. The players know him. No sweat.

The only reason he doesn't start is hes broken up about his dad and this is DV's exit strategy so Trent saves face.

StcChief
11-03-2005, 09:55 PM
They will be here against the Faiders, don't let this BS get to you.

tomahawk kid
11-04-2005, 05:46 AM
I think DV is trying to do his best Bill Bellicheck impersonation.

Besides if all this were true I don't see any way that KC is still on the Vegas boards at a -4.5 fav and as of 2 minutes ago they still are. (http://www.sportsbook.com/sportsbook/lines_nfl.html)

I hope your right man. Gotta have those three guys on Sunday.

wolfpack0735
11-04-2005, 07:32 AM
holmes not playing dosnt bother me, LJ can do it. roaf not playing is the future and we`ve seen it this year. put Dunn not gonzo in to help block. Surtain hurt the most. since everyone passes with ease on us we need all the help we can get. but if one thinks about it, we are number 31 in pass defense whether he`s there or not.

royr17
11-04-2005, 09:40 AM
Do you actually think Sampson's ever gonna get healthy enough to play in a game?

What has Sampson done to make you think he's any better than Parquet or Svitek?

Held his own well compare to how Black does.

MOhillbilly
11-04-2005, 09:43 AM
and the wheels come off

Dave Lane
11-04-2005, 10:53 AM
Or even better... I'll bet ten bucks and a bag of doughnuts that Gunther can get Elvis Grbac to come back and play RG for Will Shields!

Did he grow the beard back? If so I say lets start him in place of Shields!

Dave

Dave Lane
11-04-2005, 10:54 AM
Held his own well compare to how Black does.

Black can't block air...

Dave

shaneo69
11-04-2005, 11:14 AM
VERMEIL: “Todd had an excellent practice today. Todd’s a good football player. He has never really been given the opportunity I think to demonstrate what he can do. I’ve recommended him to other teams looking for a starting quarterback since I’ve been here. But nobody wants to believe you when you tell them. I have a lot of confidence in him and so does this football team.”

That's because other teams know you're an idiot, Dick.