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October 11, 1990 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's tough enough making mistakes. But every time left tackle Rory Graves makes one, he answers to Raider Coach Art Shell, one of the best left tackles ever. Try setting out the silverware with Miss Manners looking over your shoulder. "That's always in my mind," Graves said, "knowing that he was the greatest tackle in the game. It's a challenge, and I'm accepting it." Graves is a shell of Shell and knows it.
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October 11, 1990 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's tough enough making mistakes. But every time left tackle Rory Graves makes one, he answers to Raider Coach Art Shell, one of the best left tackles ever. Try setting out the silverware with Miss Manners looking over your shoulder. "That's always in my mind," Graves said, "knowing that he was the greatest tackle in the game. It's a challenge, and I'm accepting it." Graves is a shell of Shell and knows it.
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November 14, 1990 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
If someone had told Raider Coach Art Shell before the season that he'd be 6-3 and in first place after nine games, he wouldn't have complained. That's why he's not ready to panic about his quarterback, Jay Schroeder, or his team. "It's two losses in a row," Shell reminded. "The season's not over. You (sportswriters) sound like you're trying to bury (Schroeder) and bury the team. The season's not over."
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August 2, 1989 | Associated Press
With his team depleted by injuries, Raider Coach Mike Shanahan decided Tuesday to cancel all preseason scrimmages. Shanahan, who has a dozen or more players on limited duty because of injuries, already had scaled back morning practices at Oxnard to no-pads workouts and decreased running drills. "In most scrimmages, you lose three or four players to injuries," he said. "I'd rather see them in game situations working against another team."
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February 2, 1992 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Veteran tailback Roger Craig headed a group of 15 Raiders who were left unprotected on Plan B when NFL teams announced their free agent lists Saturday. Craig, 31, signed as a Plan B free agent with the Raiders in 1991 after eight stellar seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. Craig was part of a Plan B package that included former 49er star Ronnie Lott, who had a Pro Bowl season in 1991 and was one of 37 Raiders who was protected.
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November 7, 1990 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
With a first down at the Kansas City Chief 49-yard line and 10:17 to play Sunday, the Raiders needed about 25 yards to set up a potential winning field goal. The team chose to throw three consecutive deep passes, all of which fell incomplete. Raider Coach Art Shell has been criticized for that play-calling, but firmly stands his ground. "I said this (Sunday)," he said, "and I'm going to say it for the last time. I'm not going to second-guess my play-calling.
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October 26, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER
Guard Max Montoya is learning another position, long snapper, and the Raiders plan to use him in that capacity if Dan Turk, their No. 1 snapper on punts and field goals, is injured. "I did it back in 1986 at Cincinnati," Montoya said. "I'm just doing it for emergency situations. Hopefully, I'm the backup to the backup's backup." The Raiders are also using quarterback Jay Schroeder as a backup holder on field goals. Punter Jeff Gossett normally holds for field goals.
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September 28, 1991 | CHRIS BAKER
Raider Coach Art Shell says Steve Young has played well in relief of Joe Montana as the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback. "Steve is beginning to feel comfortable with what they're doing," Shell said Friday. "They're running the same offense, and Jerry Rice is still breaking three- or four-yard (pass) patterns into long runs." The Raiders will also try to keep Young in the pocket Sunday. "He's an outstanding runner," Shell said. "He probably could be a pretty good halfback."
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November 29, 1991 | CHRIS BAKER
Raider kicker Jeff Jaeger leads the AFC in scoring with 95 points and ranks second in the NFL behind the Washington Redskins' Chip Lohmiller, who has 106 points. Raider punter Jeff Gossett leads the NFL with a 38.9-yard net punting average. He is first in the AFC and second in the NFL with a 45.4-yard gross punting average. Raider punt returner Tim Brown is first in the AFC and third in the league with an average runback of 13.
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November 8, 1990 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Tight end Mike Dyal returned to practice for the first time since being placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury on Sept. 19. For now, Dyal occupies an open spot on the Raider practice squad. Running back Doug Lloyd, released from the roster last Saturday, was re-signed and added to the five-man practice squad.
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