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  • Derrick Brooks and Matt Bryant won Defensive Player of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week for their performances on Sunday.  Bryant kicked 3 field goals and 3 extra points in an emtional game a day after burying his son, and Derrick Brooks had 3 tackles a forced fumble and an interception (which easily could have been 3). 
  • Barrett Ruud is making a case as one of the best Mike linebackers in all of football.   He is the only linebacker in football with 2 INT’s. 
  • Jon Gruden gives Brian Griese a vote of confidence
  • ”You’ve got some real good stats there,” Gruden said. ”You know he’s 3-0 as a starter; how about that? We’ve played two very good defenses. The Chicago Bears on the road — he was the player of the week for us last week. He threw a couple interceptions yesterday and we can’t have that. He knows that. But he’s a winning quarterback for us and we’re going to rally around him, continue to try to improve on his strengths and try to clean up a couple plays that hurt us last week.”
  • Al Davis is making himself sound like a scenile old bat by calling out and talking shit about half the league.  He had a little comment on Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator Monte Kiffin as well. 
  • Sabby Piscatelli, BJ Askew and Joey Galloway were held out of practice yesterday
  • By all indications, Jeff Garcia will be elevated to the #2 QB on the depth chart.

Topics: Al Davis, Barrett Ruud, BJ Askew, Brian Griese, Buccaneers, Derrick Brooks, Jeff Garcia, Joey Galloway, Jon Gruden, Matt Bryant, Monte Kiffin, Sabby Piscatelli

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  • Mike J

    Re Ruud, I posted at tbo:
    I was thinking Sunday that Ruud is playing like a Pro Bowler. His ability to get downfield in coverage, along w/ his knack for wading thru ‘trash’ to meet ball-carriers, is what sets him apart.
    His play fell off a bit last year as the season wore on; I hope that doesnt happen again.

    Pete Prisco called Davis an “SOB”on his radio show here; his nefarious doings are little-known among fans, like how he stole the Raider franchise in the first place.

    I think Garcia will play at some point Sunday.